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-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? — November 13, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 1, 2017 – 1:44 pm | No Comment
Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively?   —   November 13, 2017   —   Washington, DC

To cut petroleum usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel efficiency standards are set to rise significantly by 2025 under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards-jointly administered by the National …

WEBINAR: OPIS’s Renewable Diesel — November 15, 2017
October 30, 2017 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  OPIS’s Renewable Diesel   —   November 15, 2017

As demand for renewable diesel fuel is expected to rise, find out the current state of the market and what lies ahead.
Renewable diesel, a “drop-in” fuel similar in performance to conventional fossil-based diesel, but with …

WEBINAR: Synergies between Anaerobic Digestion & Biochar — October 30, 2017
October 20, 2017 – 8:27 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Synergies between Anaerobic Digestion & Biochar   —    October 30, 2017

International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series  —  Research has shown that there are many synergies to be found integrating pyrolysis and gasification with anaerobic digestion (AD) systems. Carbonizing the anaerobic digested fibers could be a viable …

WEBINAR: Key US and European Biofuel Policies — September 12, 2017
September 11, 2017 – 12:30 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Key US and European Biofuel Policies   —   September 12, 2017

STATUS OF EVOLVING CARBON & BIOFUEL REGULATIONS: A GLOBAL BIOENERGY POLICY ROUNDTABLE  The biofuels industry is heavily impacted by regulatory policy, which are increasingly focused on carbon reduction and climate change objectives. Biofuel producers, traders, …

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: Past, Present & Future of IBI & the Biochar Industry — August 23, 2017
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WEBINAR:  International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  Past, Present & Future of IBI & the Biochar Industry   —   August 23, 2017

The biochar industry has been gaining momentum around the world over the past few years and IBI’s role in the industry has been evolving along with that growth. IBI’s Chairman of the Board, Tom Miles …

WEBINAR: Why is Ethanol Valuable? Improving Engine Performance, Health and Environment — August 30, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Why is Ethanol Valuable? Improving Engine Performance, Health and Environment   —   August 30, 2017

Join the Urban Air Initiative for a discussion about how the economic value of ethanol is directly tied to its health and environmental benefits. Learn how the fuel, engine and tailpipe are a system. Webinar …

WEBINAR: What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions? — August 22, 2017
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WEBINAR:  What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions?   —   August 22, 2017

While there are multiple social, economic and environmental benefits that can be gained by switching from traditional biomass stoves and fuels to cleaner and more efficient alternatives, many cooking interventions are motivated by a desire …

WEBINAR: Low-Tech Carbonizers for Biochar Production:Theory and Applications — July 25, 2017
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WEBINAR: Low-Tech Carbonizers for Biochar Production:Theory and Applications   —   July 25, 2017

Biochar is made by applying heat to biomass in the absence of oxygen. Flame carbonization uses the flame itself to exclude oxygen. Flame carbonization methods can produce high quality biochar from low value biomass waste …

WEBINAR: Bioenergy Australia Webinar – Biorefining and ‘Biohubs’ — July 7, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Bioenergy Australia Webinar – Biorefining and ‘Biohubs’   —  July 7, 2017

‘Biohubs – taking biorefining to the next level – Lessons from Canada’  We are delighted to welcome Geoff Bell, CEO of Microbiogen andMurray McLaughlin, advisor to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada.
Both speakers are active in the IEA Bioenergy Task 42 – Biorefining in a …

WEBINAR: Winrock/US EPA Stove Use Monitoring Studies in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Malawi — July 19, 2017 —
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WEBINAR:  Winrock/US EPA Stove Use Monitoring Studies in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Malawi   —   July 19, 2017   —

In our sector, there is growing recognition of the complex, inter-related barriers to widespread uptake and sustained, exclusive use of improved stoves/fuels. Promising laboratory results showing significant reductions of fuel consumption and toxic emissions are …

WEBINAR: Looking Ahead: What’s Coming Down the Pike in DC for Ethanol — June 6, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Looking Ahead: What’s Coming Down the Pike in DC for Ethanol   —   June 6, 2017

Hosted by ACE leadership, ACE’s second webinar of 2017 will review the first six months of the Trump presidency and 115th Congress and what to expect for the remainder of the year. The webinar will …

Below50 Webinar Debuts: How to Grow Sustainable Fuels
May 30, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the BElow50 partnership debuted a webinar on  “how you can grow the market for the world’s must sustainable fuels.”
The ground-breaking below50 platform brings together companies and organizations …

WEBINAR: Reviewing New Chemicals under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation — June 12, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Reviewing New Chemicals under Amended TSCA: Impact on Innovation   —   June 12, 2017

Since enactment of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last June, a logjam of new chemicals under review at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unable to enter commerce has …

The Digest’s Complete March Madness Webinars Available Online
May 5, 2017 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s Complete March Madness webinars – 700+ slides available for your on-demand review.  —  The Digest’s March Madness series – 20 webinars covering the hottest topics as selected by …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellulosic Biofuels – When, Where and How?
May 5, 2017 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-received webinar on cellulosic ethanol, featuring in-demand industry consultants Michele Rubino  and Michael Schultz, on hand to detail the very latest in a wide array of approaches to making …

CAAFI’s R&D Team SOAP-Jet Webinar Series: INL Presented on the Development of Advanced Feedstock Supply Systems
May 5, 2017 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuel Initiative)  CAAFI’s R&D team continued the Seminars on Alternatives to Petroleum (SOAP)-Jet webinar series on March 24th. This webinar series is intended to provide a forum for members of the alternative …

WEBINAR: Biochar Building Materials and Composites — May 23, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Biochar Building Materials and Composites   —   May 23, 2017

While the use of biochar as a soil amendment has been researched for more than a decade, the use of carbonized biomass in building materials and other composites is just beginning to flourish.Not only can …

Algae Bioenergy State of Technology Review
May 4, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Even though algae remain an attractive target for bioenergy applications over the longer term because of their high photosynthetic efficiency, the near-term prospects for primary algae-based energy/fuels production are poor due to the …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Plastics
May 4, 2017 – 10:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-received webinar on biobased plastics, featuring Drop-in Fuels 2020 author and in-demand industry consultant Will Thurmond and NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, on hand to detail the …

WEBINAR: Research on Students’ Thinking About Key Climate Change Data and Models — May 8, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Research on Students’ Thinking About Key Climate Change Data and Models   —   May 8, 2017

Join us for the next Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) energy education webinar, Research on Students’ Thinking About Key Climate Change Data and Models: Patterns and Implications for Teaching, led by Joyce Parker, …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial 5C and 6C sugars
May 3, 2017 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest had a well-received webinar on C5 and C6 sugars, featuring in-demand industry consultant David Dodds and Fluid Quip exec Jeffrey Robert — looking at transformative approaches to making sugars and …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Drop-In Fuels
May 2, 2017 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-received webinar on drop-in renewable fuels, featuring Drop-in Fuels 2020 author and in-demand industry consultant Will Thurmond on hand to detail the very latest in a …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Thermochemical Technology Horizons
May 1, 2017 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-receive webinar on thermochemical technology horizons, featuring former DOE Biomass Program manager and in-demand industry consultant Paul Bryan on hand to detail the very latest in …

Thermal Catalytic Biomass Conversion: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech
April 30, 2017 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

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Energy Department Publishes Educational Resources: Bioenergy in the Classroom including Coloring Book
April 28, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Department of Energy’s Education and Workforce Development resources include:

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Lesson Plans
Search through the Education Toolbox to find lesson plans and lab activities for use in your classroom. Filter by subject, …

Skybound: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels
April 28, 2017 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we hosted a webinar what is universally agreed to be the single largest new application of advanced industrial biotechnology — this is the Big Kahuna, or sustainable aviation fuel. Sustainability …

Advance to Go! The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Q1 2017 Cap Raises in Industrial Biotechnology
April 26, 2017 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.103B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and sovereign investments as well as M&A …

Crude Volatility: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Oil and Gas Price Outlook
April 26, 2017 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways and market access – what about market pricing? Specifically, the price of the incumbent that’s oil and …

The 4C-able Future: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanol and Other 4C Molecules
April 26, 2017 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness webinar series, a popular entry has been the session on “butanol and other 4C molecules: prospects and progress”. We looked at a number of companies in …

Commercializing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia
April 25, 2017 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company. Reverdia is dedicated to be …

The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 2
April 25, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis technologies and to discuss the …

The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 1
April 24, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis technologies and to discuss the …

A Global BioFuture: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Developing Biobased Projects around the World
April 19, 2017 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve been covering market access, and technology development, but what about accessing markets in emerging economies and around the world where feedstock is abundant, policymakers are motivated, but other risks and …

Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide
April 14, 2017 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Nexant principal Ron Cascone joined us for a March Madness webinar on the horizons for Biobased Plastics. Here below are his illuminating slides presented on the day.  READ MORE

What’s New? What’s Happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS
April 13, 2017 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways – now we turn to two other key drivers, market access and carbon pricing.
There are two approaches …

New Route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s Chemo-Enzymatic Process
April 12, 2017 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, news arrived from MetGen that they have developed a novel chemo-enzymatic process that leads to oxidized forms of 5-HMF. They report that “this form of sugar is known …

Chemistry, Not Biology: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to C5 and C6 Sugars
April 11, 2017 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Four axioms start this presentation by David Dodds, on C5 and C6 sugar opportunities, at a breezy pace:

If you are making a molecule from another molecule, you are a chemist, doing chemistry.
Synthetic …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Fermentation 3.0 – The Must Knows
April 7, 2017 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Now on the one hand you have the theory of alternative fuels, chemicals and materials, then there is the actual making of them — often aiming for exotically high rates, …

March Madness 2017: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Woody Biomass and Its Prospects and Markets
April 5, 2017 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When they write the story of the advanced bioeconomy one day, they might just title it “Put Another Log on the Fire” because consistently you tell us that the near-term …

Validated, Integrated: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process
April 3, 2017 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, …

Make Art out of Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox Membrane Technology
March 31, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With a decade of industrial experience Whitefox provides engineering solutions based on its membrane technology. From existing plants looking to expand capacity and remove bottlenecks, to new plants seeking to be energy and …

Readi for 100% Drop-In Fuel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ARA’s ReadiJet, ReadiDiesel
March 28, 2017 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last September, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus rode aboard one of the EA-18G Growler fighter jets testing 100% biofuel flights this month to demonstrate his commitment to getting biofuel mainstream within the …

The Wonder from Down Under Goes to Canada: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella
March 28, 2017 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into a drop-in fuel hydrocarbon.
The …

Tech for the Cheap Oil Era: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH Technology
March 28, 2017 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make the production of cellulosic biofuels profitable while meeting the needs of the diesel and jet …

Industrial Sugars from Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining
March 27, 2017 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earlier this month, we reported that Comet Biorefining had successfully closed an investment round to fund its proposed cellulosic sugar production facility using stover and wheat straw as feedstock. PM Equity Parnership, …

Advanced Biorefining Leadership: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group
March 24, 2017 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. We are an international producer of biomass-based diesel, a developer of renewable …

Any Alcohol into Any Drop-In Fuel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Byogy Renewables
March 22, 2017 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet …

WEBINARS: March Madness 2017 – 20 Webinar Series Daily March 23 through May 1
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WEBINARS:  March Madness 2017 – 20 Webinar Series Daily March 23 through May 1

20 free webinars by world-class experts on the most pressing topics of the day – technology, market, policy, pricing and supply chain trends — what’s working, what’s new, what’s disruptive, and what’s coming up next? …

Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office
March 20, 2017 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up at the DOE? Bioenergy Technologies Office Director Jonathan Male answered the question in this update, given at ABLC 2017 in Washington. In this deck, he looks at milestones …

Co-Processing Biointermediates: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP
March 20, 2017 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

WEBINAR: OBIC Bioproduct Network Webinar: “Survival: Navigating Renewable Product Success” — April 25, 2017
March 14, 2017 – 5:43 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  OBIC Bioproduct Network Webinar: “Survival: Navigating Renewable Product Success”   —   April 25, 2017

Joel is a frequent conference presenter on the topic of  renewables and was a key player in the drive to launch Green Biologics bio-butanol manufacturing facility. Please plan to join us and hear why there …

The Seminar Group: Environmental Law in the Trump Administration — March 23, 2017 — Seattle, WA
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The Seminar Group: Environmental Law in the Trump Administration —   March 23, 2017   —   Seattle, WA

(also by live webcast)  Please join Stoel Rives attorneys as they provide their insight at The Seminar Group: Environmental Law in the Trump Administration on March 23 in Seattle, Washington.
These topics will be covered:

Priorities of the …

WEBINAR: Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods — March 27, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods   —   March 27, 2017

The soon to be released “Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods” provides procedures and guidelines to characterize biochar and the background for proposed analytical techniques.
Lead editor, Dr. Balwant Singh, will highlight some of the most useful information …

Advancing Advanced: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis
March 14, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower …

Commercializing Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol
March 13, 2017 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels, chemicals and biobased materials.
Formed in 2006, and headquartered …

BioApplied: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Nova Scotia’s Biorefinery Initiative
March 13, 2017 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s a biorefinery initiative in Canada’s Atlantic region (first initiated in Nova Scotia but expanding regionally).  A partnership between Emera, Innovacorp, and the Federal and Provincial governments, are aimed at creating the necessary conditions …

Whisky Business: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Celtic Renewables
March 13, 2017 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In uniquely combining the whisky by-products, Celtic Renewables Ltd adapt the traditional Weizmann Fermentation process (also known as ABE fermentation) to a brand new and entirely sustainable novel substrate – …

WEBINAR: Cookstoves for Productive Uses — March 16, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Cookstoves for Productive Uses   —   March 16, 2017

In the cookstoves sector, much attention is appropriately paid to household-level cooking. But open fires and rudimentary biomass cookstoves are also used widely for entrepreneurial activities. Cleaner and more efficient cookstoves for these commercial applications …

The Algae Chemicals Opportunity: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide
March 8, 2017 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC 2017, Algae Biomass Organization executive director Matt Carr took the stage with a theme of “algae as a factory for conversion of low-value carbon into oils, proteins, pigments, soil enhancers, ethanol and higher alcohols, probiotics …

WEBINAR: Ecosystem Service Payments for Switchgrass Production Could Improve Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay — May 9, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Ecosystem Service Payments for Switchgrass Production Could Improve Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay   —   May 9, 2017

Peter B. Woodbury, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University  —  Producing perennial bioenergy feedstocks like switchgrass can provide ecosystem service benefits in addition to bioenergy production. If paid for, such services could increase the financial return …

WEBINAR: Improving Switchgrass for Marginal Land Growth and Disease Tolerance through the NEWBio Initiative — February 14, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Improving Switchgrass for Marginal Land Growth and Disease Tolerance through the NEWBio Initiative   —    February 14, 2017

Speaker:  Dr. Lindsey Hoffman, Rutgers University Department of Plant Biology  —  Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a warm-season, perennial grass that is native to most of North America and has been identified as a viable alternative …

WEBINAR: Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment — January 26, 2017
January 25, 2017 – 3:03 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Renewable Methane in Today’s Regulatory and Policy Environment   —   January 26, 2017

The Rethink Methane series is hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. The third edition of the Rethink Methane conference takes place February 21-22 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. …

WEBINAR: The Future of Flight: Advanced Renewable Jet Fuels — February 2, 2017
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WEBINAR:  The Future of Flight: Advanced Renewable Jet Fuels   —   February 2, 2017

The ability to travel the globe at over 500 miles an hour has revolutionized the way that we live, but it takes a lot of fuel to keep those planes in the sky. Join Stan …

WEBINAR: Loan Guarantees – Am I Ready? What Attracts Lenders? — Januray 26, 2017
January 24, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Loan Guarantees – Am I Ready? What Attracts Lenders?   —   Januray 26, 2017

Last year Biofuels Digest had several webinars on Loan Guarantees, and the response was amazing. So, they’ve set up a new webinar to address further topics aimed at helping you get your board of directors, senior …

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils — January 30, 2017
January 17, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils   —   January 30, 2017

This webinar reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by IBI and the European Biochar …

WEBINAR: Ecosystem Service Payments for Switchgrass Production Could Improve Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay — May 9, 2017
January 3, 2017 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Ecosystem Service Payments for Switchgrass Production Could Improve Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay   —   May 9, 2017

Producing perennial bioenergy feedstocks like switchgrass can provide ecosystem service benefits in addition to bioenergy production. If paid for, such services could increase the financial return to growers and increase investments in bioenergy. This is …

WEBINAR: Biomass Harvest and Logistics: Siting and Supply Chain Optimization — March 14, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Biomass Harvest and Logistics: Siting and Supply Chain Optimization   —  March 14, 2017

We will discuss the configurations of multiple feedstock supply chains in the Northeast. A modelling process will then be discussed to optimize the mixed feedstock supply chains targeting at reducing the existing biomass harvesting and …

Almedalen: Seminar on Fossil Free Aviation
January 3, 2017 – 10:06 am | No Comment

(Fly Green Fund)  Together with Swedavia, Fly Green Fund arranged a seminar … at ”Aktuell Hållbarhet Arena” entitled ”How do we obtain fossil free aviation?”. Participants on the panel were Maria Fiskerud, MD at Fly Green Fund, …

WEBINAR: Ethanol Outlook: President Trump and the 115th Congress — January 18, 2017
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WEBINAR:  Ethanol Outlook: President Trump and the 115th Congress   —   January 18, 2017

The American Coalition for Ethanol is planning a Jan. 18 webinar to discuss how to advance ethanol’s policy priorities in the incoming Trump administration and 115th Congress.
Brian Jennings, ACE executive vice president, and Jonathon Lehman, …

ABLC 2017 — March 1-3, 2017 — Washington, DC
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ABLC 2017   —   March 1-3, 2017   —   Washington, DC

“Performance and Value in the Trump Era” and more than 200 organizations and technologies will be covered on stage. Policy, finance, technology – from the opening session with the heads of all the manor trade …

WEBINAR: Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass — December 1, 2016
November 29, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Unlocking the Power of Renewable Plant Biomass   —   December 1, 2016

Humankind requires food as well as sustainable bioenergy, however, these two needs may conflict. Thus we must envision, design and implement sustainable bioenergy systems for our successful future. Tune in as Bruce Dale shares how …

WEBINAR: Multifunctional Riparian Buffers: Synergies with Bioenergy Crops and Ecosystem Service Provision — January 17, 2017
November 14, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Multifunctional Riparian Buffers: Synergies with Bioenergy Crops and Ecosystem Service Provision   —   January 17, 2017

Dr. Michael Jacobson, Penn State University Professor of Forest Resources: Establishing riparian buffers or replacing row crops with energy crops can reduce nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Using multfunctional buffers as an example …

WEBINAR: Corn Kernel Fiber: Converting the Low Hanging Fruit — November 17, 2016
November 14, 2016 – 6:46 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Corn Kernel Fiber: Converting the Low Hanging Fruit    —   November 17, 2016

Getting more ethanol out of the corn kernel by converting the fiber is gaining traction. In this webinar, we’ll hear about the latest developments regarding D3MAX and its technology that converts residual starch and corn …

WEBINAR: The Bioeconomy’s Human Element — September 20, 2016
September 19, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  The Bioeconomy’s Human Element   —    September 20, 2016

Speaker:  Weston Eaton, Penn State University  —  This month, Weston Eaton, postdoctoral research associate at Penn State University, presents “Socio-cultural factors shaping landowner support for and willingness to plant bioenergy crops.”  Dr. Eaton’s work examines …

WEBINAR: Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines — National Lab Project Overview — September 14, 2016
September 11, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines — National Lab Project Overview  —   September 14, 2016

As part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines initiative, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invites you to join a webinar on Wednesday, September 14, from 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
The “Co-Optimization of Fuels …

Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel — October 12, 2016
September 9, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment
Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel   —   October 12, 2016

Advisory Activity (or Activities) Discussed 
Biogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Stationary Sources – Assessment Framework
Agency Charge
Charge for Biogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Stationary Sources – Assessment Framework (PDF, 13 pp., 263,691 bytes)
Agency Review Documents …

Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA” — September 12, 2016
August 26, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment
Chemical Watch WEBINAR Series on “The New TSCA”  —   September 12, 2016

Third in Chemical Watch’s series on TSCA reform, this webinar will focus on changes to the US’s information and reporting requirements under the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.

The programme will cover reporting and recordkeeping obligations, confidential business …

IEA Bioenergy WEBINAR: Cascading of Woody Biomass Definitions, Policies, and Effects on International Trade — September 1, 2016
August 23, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment
IEA Bioenergy WEBINAR: Cascading of Woody Biomass Definitions, Policies, and Effects on International Trade   —   September 1, 2016

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Cascading of woody biomass definitions, policies, and effects on international trade”.
This webinar will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 10 am Eastern Daylight Time/ 4 pm Central European time, and presented by Olle …

FMN/REG WEBINAR: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel — September 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 – 7:33 pm | No Comment
FMN/REG WEBINAR: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel   —   September 22, 2016

How can biodiesel help me? That’s a question fuel marketers have been asking themselves in recent years as they consider the number of alternative fuel options available. Fuel Marketer News and REG invite you to …

WEBINAR: Biorenewables: The Megatrends, and a Roadmap to Success — August 25, 2016
August 12, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Biorenewables: The Megatrends, and a Roadmap to Success   —   August 25, 2016

Where are the opportunities, where are the players focused now? What are the regulatory, technical, and customer Megatrends? NEXANT and The Digest take you through the landscape from vision to value, pilot to player, execution to …

WEBINAR SERIES: Strategic Intent Series Mondays August 22 through September 29, 2016
August 12, 2016 – 7:28 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR SERIES:  Strategic Intent  Series Mondays August 22 through September 29, 2016

Sources of funding, expertise, distribution, credibility, and visibility – strategics matter to emerging companies. Sources of technology, expertise, focus and speed-to-market, emerging companies are important to mega-giants. In this webinar series, we’ll look at 43 …

WEBINAR: Cellulosic Ethanol: More Ethanol from the Same Kernel of Corn — August 17, 2016
August 12, 2016 – 5:47 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Cellulosic Ethanol: More Ethanol from the Same Kernel of Corn   —   August 17, 2016

Advances in cellulosic technology are helping to make ethanol even more sustainable and could help producers significantly increase total production by using pre-existing assets. Panelists will discuss the outlook for cellulosic ethanol and how new …

Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel — October 12, 2016
August 2, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
Public Teleconference of the Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel   —   October 12, 2016

by Katie Fletcher  (Biomass Magazine)   The U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board staff office has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing …

WEBINAR: Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program — July 27, 2016
July 22, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Update on USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program   —   July 27, 2016

This presentation will update companies on the latest developments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program in advance of the upcoming Oct. 1, 2016 application …

WEBINARS: September 20: RMP In-depth Overview
July 18, 2016 – 6:41 pm | No Comment
WEBINARS:  September 20: RMP In-depth Overview

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering Inc. to host a six-part webinar series on complying with regulations that …

WEBINAR: 2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview — July 21, 2016
July 18, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  2016 Billion-Ton Report Interactive Overview  —  July 21, 2016

On July 21 at 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for an interactive overview of volume 1 of the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing …

WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know — July 14, 2016
July 8, 2016 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: The New TSCA’ – What You Need to Know  —   July 14, 2016

All chemical stakeholders doing business in the U.S., as well as foreign entities with business interests in the U.S., will need to understand the fundamental shifts in requirements, and the new concepts and approaches that …

WEBINAR and Briefing: Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy — July 19, 2016 — Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment
WEBINAR and Briefing:  Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy  —  July 19, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A live webcast will be streamed at 1:30 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing assessing the ability of the United States to sustainably …

WEBINAR: Biodiesel Distribution in California: Policy, Taxation & the Carbon Market — June 30, 2016
June 16, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Biodiesel Distribution in California: Policy, Taxation & the Carbon Market   —   June 30, 2016

Golden biodiesel opportunities abound in the Golden State, but are you well-enough informed to maximize revenues? With the potential for 379 million gallons of biodiesel consumption this year and 785 million gallons by 2023, California—the …

WEBINAR: Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate — June 22, 2016
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WEBINAR:  Forests, Bioenergy and the Global Climate  —   June 22, 2016

There is a wide consensus in the scientific community that energy systems, which rely on fossil fuels, are unsustainable. Wood-based solutions have been proposed as an alternative and gained wide support. However, disagreement exists among …

IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas — June 2, 2016
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IEA WEBINAR: Green Gas  —   June 2, 2016

As part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Internal Webinar Series, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invites you to join a webinar on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time. During …

WEBINAR: “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know — June 13, 2016
May 26, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  “The New TSCA” – What You Need to Know  —  June 13, 2016

Webinar 1: Overview and Summary of Major Changes: What to Expect and When to Expect it

This webinar will provide an overview of the new law and major changes to TSCA.  Later webinars will provide a …

WEBINAR: GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice — June 9, 2016
May 20, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment
WEBINAR:  GMO Yeast: A Journey Through Discovery, Handling & Practice    —   June 9, 2016

It’s an exciting time in yeast innovation for the fuel ethanol market. Gene editing technology has allowed for the development of pathway engineering to create yeast strains that produce ever-increasing ethanol yield while also delivering …

WEBINAR: Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible? — June 1, 2016
May 19, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Emerging Manure to Energy Technologies – Are Cost Effective Small Scale Digesters Possible?  —   June 1, 2016

Participate to understand the potential viability of small-scale manure digesters and available resources through the REAP program and how to leverage with other federal programs.

Participate to understand current research, available technologies, future possibilities, and the …

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — available on demand
May 16, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

Watch the webinar recording and download the slides.  Watch this educational on-demand webinar to gain insight into the supply of domestic and internationally-sourced biofuels into California and fuel-type specific infrastructure limitations that are impacting blending …

WEBINARS: Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels: “All About Octane” — September 8, 2016
May 9, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment
WEBINARS:  Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels: “All About Octane”   —  September 8, 2016

Part 1 in Renewable Fuels Foundation’s Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels.  The RFF has teamed up with the fuel refining experts at MathPro, Inc. to sponsor a 5-part …

WEBINAR: Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States — May 5, 2016
April 27, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States —  May 5, 2016

Join the Biomass Research and Development (R&D) Board Operations Committee at a bioeconomy listening session on Thursday, May 5, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Time. During the listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the …

WEBINAR–Field-To-Fleet: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion? April 20, 2016
April 18, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR–Field-To-Fleet: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion?   April 20, 2016

In honor of Earth Week, you are invited to join a webinar about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Field-to-Fleet project and its outcomes to date on Wednesday, April 20, 1 p.m.–2 …

WEBINAR: New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation — April 28, 2016
April 11, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation   —   April 28, 2016

Join this webinar at 16:00 CET to hear about recent and upcoming developments in aviation biofuels production and regulation worldwide and get your questions answered by the experts from RSB, IATA and Amyris!
In this 45 …

WEBINAR: Making Sense of Data: Leveraging the Numbers to Improve Performance — April 28, 2016
April 7, 2016 – 5:39 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Making Sense of Data: Leveraging the Numbers to Improve Performance  —   April 28, 2016

Ethanol plants run by the numbers, collecting millions of bytes of data along the way. Automating data aggregation and getting it into a central, user friendly interface is the first step in making good use …

WEBINAR: “Train the Trainer” Ethanol Emergency Response — August 31, 2016
April 6, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  “Train the Trainer” Ethanol Emergency Response  —  August 31, 2016

RFA and TRANSCAER®  are hosting a webinar training opportunity titled “Train the Trainer” to members and their emergency response teams. Professional hazmat trainer Richard Miller of the International Association of Fire Chiefs will teach individuals how …

WEBINAR: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion? — April 20, 2016
April 6, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: How Does Feedstock Type Affect Biofuels Conversion?  —  April 20, 2016

In honor of Earth Week, you are invited to join a webinar about the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Field-to-Fleet project and its outcomes to date on Wednesday, April 20, 1–2 p.m. Eastern Time. …

Sweet Spot: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Organic Acids, the Molecules and Markets
April 6, 2016 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Late last week, Michele Rubino joined us in a March Madness webinar on the molecules and markets for organic acids, and presented the illuminating slides seen below. For further illumination, …

WEBINAR: Learn about New Data on the Rail Transportation of Ethanol and Biodiesel — April 7, 2016
April 5, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: Learn about New Data on the Rail Transportation of Ethanol and Biodiesel  —   April 7, 2016

Starting with the April 4th release of the March 2016 Petroleum Supply Monthly, which has data for January 2016, EIA included new data on ethanol and biodiesel transported by railroad.
The new data is fully integrated …

Making Lignin Pay: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide
April 4, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, we held a well-attended webinar on “Making Lignin Pay — Now, Soon, Never?” Here below are the slides presented on the day.  The recorded version can be accessed here.  …

WEBINAR: New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation — April 28, 2016
April 4, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  New Developments in Aviation Biofuel Production and Regulation  —  April 28, 2016

Join this webinar at 16:00 CET to hear from RSB, IATA and Amyris about recent and upcoming developments in aviation biofuels worldwide.
Topics covered in the 45 minute free webinar include:
–The latest on a market based …

Biobased Plastics and Resins, What’s New, and Who’s Top Cat?: The Digest’s 2016 Visual Guide
March 30, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday, we held a well-attended webinar on “Biobased Plastics and resins?” Here below are the slides presented on the day.  The recorded version can be accessed here.  READ MORE

WEBINAR: $1.55 Billion in USDA Biomass Programs – What’s Exactly Available, and What’s Right for You? — March 15, 2016
March 8, 2016 – 7:26 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: $1.55 Billion in USDA Biomass Programs – What’s Exactly Available, and What’s Right for You?  —   March 15, 2016

You’ll learn about:

USDA program chain supporting development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy:
2. Top 3 USDA programs that support the financing and commercial development of biobased projects.
3. Key Credit Enhancements of USDA Guaranteed Loans
4. Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, …

WEBINAR: Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe — April 6, 2016
February 25, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe  —  April 6, 2016

GBEP Activity Group 6:  This webinar provides the opportunity to share and discuss positive examples of bioenergy and water relationships from Africa, Asia & the Pacific and Europe. Please also note that a similar webinar focused …