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“I Am Not Charcoal.” – Sincerely, Biochar: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biochar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On a recent Digest webinar, we heard all about biochar. The science. The markets. The technology. The results. The needs. And much more. If you missed The Digest’s webinar then check out the slides that cover all you need to know about biochar. Hugh McLaughlin, PhD,

August 5, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Digging into D3 RIN Pricing: An EcoEngineers Webinar   —   August 7, 2019

WEBINAR: Digging into D3 RIN Pricing: An EcoEngineers Webinar — August 7, 2019

Get into the weeds with EcoEngineers as we present a webinar surrounding the D3 cellulosic RIN market. We’ll discuss factors and issues that impact RIN prices: the small refiner exemption (SRE) waivers, D3 RIN generation data, and the proposed 2020 D3 RVO. A Q&A session with our experts will follow

August 2, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR: TCI Reference Case Results   —   August 8, 2019

WEBINAR: TCI Reference Case Results — August 8, 2019

The Transportation and Climate Initiative will host a webinar during which the TCI states will share updates and invite further input from stakeholders to inform the design of a proposed regional cap-and-invest program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation. This interactive presentation will review:  Updates on the TCI “reference case” modeling run, the

August 2, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR: The Future of Agricultural Waste and Purpose Grown Energy Crops — The Need-to-Knows and the Opportunity Landscape        —   August 1, 2019

WEBINAR: The Future of Agricultural Waste and Purpose Grown Energy Crops — The Need-to-Knows and the Opportunity Landscape — August 1, 2019

More than 1 million US Western acres have burned in 60 percent of the annual growing seasons of the past 15 years, compared to 15 percent of the 1990-2005 seasons. Meanwhile, advanced crop yields are loading more waste biomass onto US crop acreage than natural forces can optimally dispose of.

July 31, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  The Science of Biomass Gasification: The Need-to-Knows and the Opportunity Landscape     —   July 25, 2019

WEBINAR: The Science of Biomass Gasification: The Need-to-Knows and the Opportunity Landscape — July 25, 2019

The International Energy Agency projects that markets for bioenergy will double in the next 50 years. Meanwhile we have investment shifts, policy initiatives and today there are almost 8 times as many gasifiers in operation today as 15 years ago. What are the 18 most common technology elements? What are

July 22, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Monetize RNG Production for Vehicle Fuel   —   August 1, 2019

WEBINAR: Monetize RNG Production for Vehicle Fuel — August 1, 2019

Andy Dvoracek (VP, AMP Americas), Mike Koel (President, GAIN) and Ryan Gach (Manager of Biogas Marketing, WM) will help you understand: • Vehicle conversion costs, the monetary incentives available and whether they can be factored in to predict profitability • What is the process to accelerate the transition from a

July 22, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Transportation– Single-Step Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol to n-Butene-Rich Olefins and 1,3-Butadiene Chemical Coproduct   —   July 31, 2019

WEBINAR: Transportation– Single-Step Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol to n-Butene-Rich Olefins and 1,3-Butadiene Chemical Coproduct — July 31, 2019

On Wednesday, July 31, join the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office for a webinar entitled, “Single-Step Catalytic Conversion of Ethanol to n-Butene-Rich Olefins and 1,3-Butadiene Chemical Coproduct.” Ethanol is an attractive feedstock for the production of fuels and chemicals as it is already

July 15, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  The Science of Biochar: The Need-to-Knows and the Opportunity Landscape    —   July 18, 2019

WEBINAR: The Science of Biochar: The Need-to-Knows and the Opportunity Landscape — July 18, 2019

The science of Biochar is maturing and the marketplace is developing around proven crop responses. Climate disruption is driving many applications where the status quo is just not working any more.   With increased concern about rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, biochar represents a proven method to remove carbon

July 11, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:   New TSCA at 3: Key Implementation Issues   —   July 25, 2019

WEBINAR: New TSCA at 3: Key Implementation Issues — July 25, 2019

This one-hour webinar will build upon the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.-sponsored “TSCA:  Three Years Later” one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health on June 24, 2019.  The webinar will drill down on key implementation challenges facing industry

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    WEBINAR:  Renewable Energy’s Global Trajectory and Can Hydrogen Close the Climate Emissions Gap?   —   July 10, 2019

WEBINAR: Renewable Energy’s Global Trajectory and Can Hydrogen Close the Climate Emissions Gap? — July 10, 2019

Please join SSF, and our co-hosts the Environmental and Energy Institute at George Washington University and the American Renewable Energy Institute in a 60-minute discussion of the renewable energy landscape and the rate of renewable deployment. We will also examine the rationale for an increased role for hydrogen in the

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    WEBINAR:  Bio-Process Scale-Up: The Need-to-Knows on the Pathway to World-Scale.     —   June 27, 2019

WEBINAR: Bio-Process Scale-Up: The Need-to-Knows on the Pathway to World-Scale. — June 27, 2019

Bioeconomy Scale-up. It is the tipping point between success and failure of a multi-year effort to develop process and transform lower-cost feedstocks into higher value products. It’s unlike anything else. It’s not discovery research, it is not applied research, and it is not single unit operation or development. It requires a

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article
    Transportation and Climate Initiative Regional Workshop: Low-Carbon Transportation Investments, Strategies, and Outcomes   —   July 30, 2019   —   Baltimore, MD

Transportation and Climate Initiative Regional Workshop: Low-Carbon Transportation Investments, Strategies, and Outcomes — July 30, 2019 — Baltimore, MD

The TCI states continue to seek input on the investments and policies necessary for a cleaner and more equitable transportation system. At this workshop, officials from TCI jurisdictions will: Provide public updates regarding the TCI regional policy development process and respond to related questions from stakeholders Receive guidance from subject

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Deployment of Deep Decarbonization Technologies Workshop   —   July 22-23, 2019   —   Washington, DC

WEBINAR: Deployment of Deep Decarbonization Technologies Workshop — July 22-23, 2019 — Washington, DC

What does it take to scale deep decarbonization technologies and processes? How do we maintain a downward trajectory in CO2 emissions to meet ambitious reduction goals? Launching the new Deep Decarbonization Initiative, this workshop will explore the challenges and opportunities for deploying and scaling up technologies involved in U.S. deep

June 13, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Technical, Economic and Environmental Assessment of Biorefineries   —   July 3, 2019

WEBINAR: Technical, Economic and Environmental Assessment of Biorefineries — July 3, 2019

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in a FREE international webinar entitled, “Technical, Economic and Environmental Assessment of Biorefineries – Developing a Practical Approach for Characterisation”, presented by Johannes Lindorfer, Franziska Hesser and Michael Mandl. Biorefineries apply a cascaded-use of biomass for the production of food, feed, biobased products &

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    WEBINAR:  Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Webinar 2   —   June 20, 2019

WEBINAR: Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Webinar 2 — June 20, 2019

Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Webinar 2 will feature national laboratory and academia researchers and includes studies as diverse as recycling of biorefining chemicals and the impacts of drought on chemical and sugar yields of various feedstock resources, among other research topics. Presenters include Anne Ware from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), David

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    WEBINAR:  Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Webinar 1   —   June 13, 2019

WEBINAR: Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Webinar 1 — June 13, 2019

Conversion-Ready Feedstocks Webinar 1 will feature national laboratory and academia researchers and includes wet storage of algae feedstocks and dilute-acid pretreatment regimes for agricultural and forestry-produced biomass, among other research topics. Presenters include Lynn Wendt from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Rebecca Ong from Michigan Technological University, Rachel Emerson from INL,

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR: Pushing Forward with Biodiesel   —   June 19, 2019

WEBINAR: Pushing Forward with Biodiesel — June 19, 2019

How can biodiesel help fleets reduce petroleum usage, emissions and costs while keeping vehicle performance strong? Get the answers during the Renewable Energy Group‘s free Webinar June 19 with Commercial Carrier Journal. The Webinar will cover: What differentiates biodiesel from other fuels? How biodiesel effects fleet performance How fleets can

May 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Presentation Slides Now Available for Transportation and Climate Initiative Webinar, May 23

(Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States)  This interactive presentation will discuss modeling methods that TCI states are considering to inform the design of a regional low-carbon transportation policy. Presenters reviewed data inputs and assumptions that may be used for modeling a TCI “reference case,” which is the

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article
    Biogas: Pro-Economy and Pro-Climate Growth in All Shades of Green   —   May 22, 2019   —   Washington, DC

Biogas: Pro-Economy and Pro-Climate Growth in All Shades of Green — May 22, 2019 — Washington, DC

The American Biogas Council(ABC) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing about the many benefits of renewable biogas. Biogas is produced from the decomposition of organic wastes (such as agriculture residues, manure, food wastes, and sewage) in the absence of oxygen. It can be refined into renewable

May 16, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  What If Everything with a Diesel Engine Could Run on 100% Ethanol?   —   May 15, 2019

WEBINAR: What If Everything with a Diesel Engine Could Run on 100% Ethanol? — May 15, 2019

What if everything with a diesel engine could run on 100% ethanol?    Ethanol’s search for new markets  As electrification and hybridization of light-duty vehicles reduces demand for gasoline, ethanol will have to find additional market opportunities, beyond just increased blending into the declining gasoline market, in order to remain successful. The

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Harmonized Stochastic Techno-Economic Assessment and Policy Analysis for Alternative Fuels

by Juju (Zhishen) Wang (CAAFI SOAP Webinar)  Kicked-off the 2019 CAAFI Webinar Series with       Juju Wang, an MIT graduate student presenting. Summary of Breakeven Policy • In all cases except for capital grant policies, it is possible to reach a median NPV of 0 for every pathway. • Even when the entire

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR and Workshop — Forest Biomass And The Bioeconomy: Using Forest Residues For Profit, Carbon Sequestration And Soil Restoration   —   April 25, 2019   —   Vancouver, WA

WEBINAR and Workshop — Forest Biomass And The Bioeconomy: Using Forest Residues For Profit, Carbon Sequestration And Soil Restoration — April 25, 2019 — Vancouver, WA

Agenda   8:00   Welcome and introduction – Deborah Page-Dumroese and Nate Anderson, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service Moderator: Melissa Pingree 8:10   Case study: Project Planning for Biomass Utilization – Green Diamond Resource Company – Mike Alcorn, Green Diamond 8:30   Efficient and Cost Effective Forest Biomass Operations: How can Biomass Logistics and Supply Chain management be improved? – Han-Sup Han, Northern

April 19, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Catalytically Upgrading Biochemically Derived BDO from Lignocellulosic Biomass to Advanced Biofuels and Chemical Coproducts   —   April 24, 2019

WEBINAR: Catalytically Upgrading Biochemically Derived BDO from Lignocellulosic Biomass to Advanced Biofuels and Chemical Coproducts — April 24, 2019

Recent advances in the fermentative production of 2,3-butanediol (BDO) from mixed sugars generated via pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass has positioned BDO as an attractive biochemically derived intermediate for advanced biofuels and chemicals production. Within ChemCatBio’s Catalytic Upgrading of Biochemical Intermediates project, research teams from multiple national labs

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    WEBINAR Women’s History Month / Women in Bioenergy Research Webinar   —   March 28, 2019

WEBINAR Women’s History Month / Women in Bioenergy Research Webinar — March 28, 2019

Bioenergy is being explored for the best ways to incorporate it into society, which may differ from location to location, depending on biomass resources available and industry demands. For Women’s History Month, BioenergizeME is featuring three prominent U.S. researchers who are addressing research challenges to make bioenergy a more significant

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    WEBINAR:  Key Competencies for Sustainability Degree Programs   —   April 3, 2019

WEBINAR: Key Competencies for Sustainability Degree Programs — April 3, 2019

Every year, new sustainability degree programs are launched at colleges and universities across the country, joining a global trend of sustainability degree programs. The 2017 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Research Report “Scope of Interdisciplinary Environmental, Sustainability, and Energy Baccalaureate and Graduate Education in the United States”

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    WEBINAR:  Women’s History Month / Women in Bioenergy Research Webinar   —   March 28, 2019

WEBINAR: Women’s History Month / Women in Bioenergy Research Webinar — March 28, 2019

Bioenergy is being explored for the best ways to incorporate it into society, which may differ from location to location, depending on biomass resources available and industry demands. For Women’s History Month, BioenergizeME is featuring three prominent U.S. researchers who are addressing research challenges to make bioenergy a more significant

March 12, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  2018 Farm Bill Listening Session   —   March 14, 2019

WEBINAR: 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session — March 14, 2019

USDA Rural Development will conduct a listening session webinar to listen to questions and comments from the partners, stakeholders and customers who will be affected by the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill. Topics will include new tools in the 2018 Farm Bill to increase access to rural broadband e-Connectivity,

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    WEBINAR:  Womens History Month/Women-in-Algae Webinar   —   March 14, 2019

WEBINAR: Womens History Month/Women-in-Algae Webinar — March 14, 2019

Biofuels derived from microalgae at the commercial scale could, if efficiently produced, meet U.S. transportation needs while using a fairly small land area. Microalgae can be grown in brackish water on land not used for food. Breakthroughs are needed all along the supply chain to give algae-derived biofuel a significant

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WEBINAR: Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy Consultation — February 20, 2019

In this webinar, the BioDesign team presented the foundation and rationale for the strategy they are currently working on and some of the results from the in-person consultation sessions that are currently underway. Canada has never had a national strategy for the industrial bioeconomy and agriculture/forestry biomass utilization. With support

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    Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Webinar Series

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Webinar Series

(Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network)  Take your teaching about climate and energy to the next level with the CLEAN Webinar Series. Use the buttons to register for each free webinar or to watch recorded webinars. READ MORE

March 4, 2019 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Fighting Fake Science: Barriers and Solutions

In case you missed our live, online educational seminar, “Fighting fake science: Barriers and solutions” we wanted to let you know that it is available in our complimentary on-demand archive.  You can access this archive to watch the webinar at any time. For more information and access to the archive, go

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Presentation/Webinar Recording Posted: Effects of Ethanol Blends on Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies)  The presentation and webinar recording from the first 2019 web conference for Future Fuel Outlook members is now posted. The webinar focused on the study, “Effects of Ethanol Blends on Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions: A Critical Review.” This is a study I have worked on for the past

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    WEBINAR:  The New Wave in Bio-Based Materials: Maximum Value from Lignin with Industry-Specific Rractions   —   February 26, 2019

WEBINAR: The New Wave in Bio-Based Materials: Maximum Value from Lignin with Industry-Specific Rractions — February 26, 2019

In Tennessee, a free webinar with speakers from MetGen, Metsä Fibre, and the University of Tennessee will take place Tuesday, February 26th on “”Maximum value from lignin”. The organizers note: “Enabling a paradigm shift from petroleum and change over to renewable biomass, the new fractionation technologies of lignin allow the

February 25, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  February Web Conference: Effects of Ethanol Blends on Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions   —   February 27, 2019

WEBINAR: February Web Conference: Effects of Ethanol Blends on Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions — February 27, 2019

Our next web conference for Future Fuel Outlook members will be held Wednesday, February 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. ET (4:00-5:30 Paris/Brussels time) on the study “Effects of Ethanol Blends on Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions: A Critical Review.” This is a study I have worked on for the past year with colleagues Nigel Clark, professor

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    WEBINAR: Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy Consultation   —   February 20, 2019

WEBINAR: Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy Consultation — February 20, 2019

The BioDesign consortium concept formed in 2017 around a collective mission to build and support highly-innovative Canadian firms who seek to commercialize new bio-based products and develop new sustainable biomass-to-bioproducts technologies. This vision for a strong Canadian bioeconomy would have many benefits for the country, including economic growth, environmental benefits

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    WEBINAR: The New Wave in Bio-Based Materials: Maximum Value from Lignin with Industry-Specific Fractions.   —   February 26, 2019

WEBINAR: The New Wave in Bio-Based Materials: Maximum Value from Lignin with Industry-Specific Fractions. — February 26, 2019

The era of affordable sugars, renewable biochemical and bio-based materials from lignocellulosic feedstock are here. Enabling a paradigm shift from petroleum and change over to renewable biomass, the new fractionation technologies of lignin allow the entire biomass to be utilized. Lignocellulosic biomass – a variety of non-edible, woody materials –

February 11, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils: What Works?   —   February 12, 2019

WEBINAR: Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils: What Works? — February 12, 2019

SPONSORED BY: USDA NORTHEAST CLIMATE HUB  Participants will learn how carbon is sequestered in agricultural soils and how agriculture can contribute to climate change mitigation and help Maryland reach its GHG reduction goals. Plants remove carbon from the atmosphere in photosynthesis. Some of this carbon is stored in the soil after

February 5, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Perception and Positions of Stakeholders Towards Bioenergy   —   February 5, 2019

WEBINAR: Perception and Positions of Stakeholders Towards Bioenergy — February 5, 2019

Perceptions and positions of stakeholders towards bioenergy vary widely, depending amongst others on the type of feedstock used, conversion technology and end-use, regional settings etc. In this webinar, we first present the viewpoints and positions of international stakeholders based on insights from over 200 questionnaire responses (on topics such as awareness, barriers, challenges,

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    WEBINAR: IEA Renewables 2018 Market Report: Bioenergy Forecasts for Heat, Power and Transport    —   January 17, 2019

WEBINAR: IEA Renewables 2018 Market Report: Bioenergy Forecasts for Heat, Power and Transport — January 17, 2019

Renewables 2018 provides detailed renewable energy analysis and forecasts (2018-23) for the electricity, heat and transport sectors. Modern bioenergy accounts for half of global renewable energy consumption yet its role in decarbonising the global energy system is not widely recognised. For this reason Renewables 2018 includes a special focus on bioenergy.

January 11, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Ethanol Safety Webinars in 2019 — July 2,  August 13

WEBINAR: RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Ethanol Safety Webinars in 2019 — July 2, August 13

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host four ethanol safety webinars in 2019, beginning next month. The first webinar will be held on Jan. 15, followed by March 19, July 2, and Aug. 13. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER® grant.

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    WEBINAR:  Biomass Production in  Sustainably Managed Landscapes   —   December 13, 2018   (Free)

WEBINAR: Biomass Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes — December 13, 2018 (Free)

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Biomass Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes” presented by Oskar Englund and Uffe Jørgensen. This webinar will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm Central European Time / 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time / 2:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time. Presentation Summary:

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    WEBINAR: Biomass Production and Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin   —   December 6, 2018

WEBINAR: Biomass Production and Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin — December 6, 2018

Join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office on Dec. 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. CST for a webinar on “Biomass Production and Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin.” In this webinar, Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will jointly present modeling and analyses of potential

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR: IMO 2020 Series: Market Implications for a Fuel that Doesn’t Exist Yet   —   November 27 AND/OR 29, 2018

WEBINAR: IMO 2020 Series: Market Implications for a Fuel that Doesn’t Exist Yet — November 27 AND/OR 29, 2018

Choose Between Two Regionally Focused Webinars… The global shipping world in 2020 will see a challenge no other petroleum-dependent industry has witnessed to date. The repercussions could prove to be a game-changer and, though many questions remain, set the stage for high fuel prices.  Join OPIS and IHS Markit for two

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR: Show Me the Money – Tapping Lucrative RINs and LCFS Credits   —   November 14, 2018

WEBINAR: Show Me the Money – Tapping Lucrative RINs and LCFS Credits — November 14, 2018

(American Biogas Council/Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council)  Maximize your revenue by learning more about RINs and LCFS credits. Join us to understand the developments in the RFS and LCFS market to secure a steady source of financial gains. Topics covered: Status and future trends in the RFS RIN market Status and future

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  DOE Announces Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Opportunities   —   November 6, 2018

WEBINAR: DOE Announces Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Opportunities — November 6, 2018

(Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group)  On October 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the topics for 2019 funding opportunities.  Amongst the program offices that are participating in this solicitation, is the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, who will be hosting an informational webinar on November 6, 2018, at 2:00

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    WEBINAR:  “Re-Thinking the Global Bioeconomy: New and Improved Routes to Low Carbon Fuels, Chemicals and Materials that Are an Economic and Environmental Win-Win.”   —   October 23, 2018

WEBINAR: “Re-Thinking the Global Bioeconomy: New and Improved Routes to Low Carbon Fuels, Chemicals and Materials that Are an Economic and Environmental Win-Win.” — October 23, 2018

We’ll be discussing these issues and more at the next Future Fuels Outlook web conference, “Re-Thinking the Global Bioeconomy: New and Improved Routes to Low Carbon Fuels, Chemicals and Materials that Are an Economic and Environmental Win-Win.” to be held 10 am ET on Tuesday, October 23. The webinar will feature presentations

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    WEBINAR:  “Decision Support Tools for Bioeconomy Transformation Strategies: Introduction of Natural Resources Canada I-BIOREF Software Platform   —   October 17, 2018

WEBINAR: “Decision Support Tools for Bioeconomy Transformation Strategies: Introduction of Natural Resources Canada I-BIOREF Software Platform — October 17, 2018

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in a FREE international webinar entitled, “Decision Support Tools for Bioeconomy Transformation Strategies: Introduction of Natural Resources Canada I-BIOREF Software Platform” presented by Marzouk Benali, Ph.D. and Olumoye Ajao, Ph.D., and moderated by Murray McLaughlin, Ph.D. This webinar will be held on Wednesday October 17,

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    WEBINAR:  Biogas Upgrading to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)   —   September 20, 2018

WEBINAR: Biogas Upgrading to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) — September 20, 2018

If your organization has access to biogas from landfills, wastewater or industrial waste, you need to attend this free 1-hour webinar, sponsored by Unison Solutions. Biogas Upgrading to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) will discuss the characteristics of raw biogas and the equipment needed to produce RNG for both pipeline injection

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    WEBINAR:  CatCost: An Estimation Tool to Aid Commercialization and R&D Decisions for Catalytic Materials   —   September 26, 2018

WEBINAR: CatCost: An Estimation Tool to Aid Commercialization and R&D Decisions for Catalytic Materials — September 26, 2018

Join Kurt Van Allsburg and Frederick Baddour from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as they discuss CatCost, a catalyst cost estimation tool that has been developed to aid accurate estimation of catalyst costs early in catalyst development. CatCost incorporates industry standard estimation methods into a user-friendly spreadsheet and web tool

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    WEBINAR:   Freshwater Availability for Bioenergy Production in the United States – Assessment and Issues   —   September 17, 2018

WEBINAR: Freshwater Availability for Bioenergy Production in the United States – Assessment and Issues — September 17, 2018

In this webinar, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, Argonne National Laboratory will present an assessment of freshwater resource availability for U.S. production of bioenergy, as well as discuss its implication for non-bioenergy sectors. Topics will include: Assessment methodology, system boundary, and data sources Freshwater resources

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    WEBINAR:  Approaches to Gain Trust in Sustainability of Bioenergy Through Credible Governance    —   September 13, 2018

WEBINAR: Approaches to Gain Trust in Sustainability of Bioenergy Through Credible Governance — September 13, 2018

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Approaches to Gain Trust in Sustainability of Bioenergy Through Credible Governance: Results from Collaboration Within IEA Bioenergy and other Research Networks” presented by Inge Stupak and moderated by C.T. (Tat) Smith. This webinar will be held on Thursday September 13, 2018 at 4:00

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  WEBINAR:  Cogeneration for the Ethanol Industry: Optimizing Plant Efficiency and Reliability Through Innovative Solutions   —   July 24, 2018

WEBINAR: Cogeneration for the Ethanol Industry: Optimizing Plant Efficiency and Reliability Through Innovative Solutions — July 24, 2018

In our changing landscape of energy consumption, industrial customers within the ethanol industry are identifying opportunities to optimize their production processes and ensure the reliability and availability of their plants. Ethanol is produced in over 123 countries, and customers are looking closely at business models where ethanol is used to

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINARS:  The Digest’s Early Stage Webinar Series   —   On-going

WEBINARS: The Digest’s Early Stage Webinar Series — On-going

This weekly one-hour webinar series will bring you hundreds of slides, perspectives, voices introducing the hottest emerging technologies, applications, markets and players in the bioeconomy. It’s free, and you register once via a one-time sign-up, and then you’ll receive an exclusive alert on each weekly line-up, with your private URL.

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Deliver Sustainable Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the IEA Technology Roadmap

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bioenergy needs a new impetus based on up to date evidence and experience, according to this presentation deck on the IEA Bioenergy Roadmap. The authors contend that there is growing consensus on what constitutes sustainable best practice, and that bioenergy can be a major part of

June 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Accelerating the Catalyst Development Cycle: Integrating Predictive Computational Modeling, Tailored Materials Synthesis, and in situ Characterization Capabilities through the ChemCatBio Consortium   —   June 27, 2018

WEBINAR: Accelerating the Catalyst Development Cycle: Integrating Predictive Computational Modeling, Tailored Materials Synthesis, and in situ Characterization Capabilities through the ChemCatBio Consortium — June 27, 2018

Join ChemCatBio principal investigators Susan Habas, Kinga Unocic, and Theodore Krause as they highlight transition metal carbides as a class of materials that has the potential to meet the advanced catalyst goals of low cost and superior performance under severe conditions. They will demonstrate how the integration of predictive computational

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WEBINAR: Yeast, Yield, and Plant Performance: The Real-World Science behind the Innovation — June 5, 2018

Yeast performance dictates how plants operate and how successful they are. But with the relatively recent introduction of new yeast technologies, it can be difficult to know what works best in your plant and what will help you to meet your specific goals. That’s why on Tuesday, June 5 at 12

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  Biogas as a Waste Management Solution: Turning “Waste” into Resources    —   May 23, 2018   —   Washington, DC

Biogas as a Waste Management Solution: Turning “Waste” into Resources — May 23, 2018 — Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the American Biogas Council (ABC) invite you to a briefing about the numerous challenges posed by organic wastes—to human health, water and air quality, and to businesses that must manage these wastes—and how anaerobic digestion offers solutions to these pressing issues. Anaerobic digestion is the process

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  WEBINAR:  New Advances in Detection Technology for Biodiesel Impurities   —   May 22, 2018

WEBINAR: New Advances in Detection Technology for Biodiesel Impurities — May 22, 2018

Biofuels such as biodiesel are produced from natural sources and help to improve environmental conditions while increasing energy sustainability and security. But manufacturing biodiesel requires close analysis of its composition. Monitoring sodium (Na), potassium (K), calcium (C), phosphorus (P) and magnesium (Mg) is necessary, since these elements can form undesirable

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  WEBINAR:  GoBiGas: An Industry Relevant State-of-the-Art Reference for Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification   —   June 20, 2018

WEBINAR: GoBiGas: An Industry Relevant State-of-the-Art Reference for Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification — June 20, 2018

FREE webinar presented by: Henrik Thunman, Professor & Head of Division of Energy Technology, Chalmers University of Technology; Freddy Tengberg, GoBiGas Site Manager; moderated by Kevin Whitty, Professor, University of Utah  The webinar will summarise the experiences and advancement made as a result of the first-of-its-kind industrial demonstration of advanced biofuel,

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  WEBINAR:  Diversifying Revenue through Protein Co-Products   —  May 10, 2018

WEBINAR: Diversifying Revenue through Protein Co-Products — May 10, 2018

Generating the highest value from co-products at ethanol facilities is critical in today’s turbulent ethanol market. What are the opportunities to produce high-value protein to maximize co-product value? In this Ethanol Producer Magazine webinar you will hear about the world-wide market for high-value protein products and the financial benefits to ethanol plants

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  New Advances in Detection Technology for Biodiesel Impurities   —   May 22, 2018

WEBINAR: New Advances in Detection Technology for Biodiesel Impurities — May 22, 2018

Biofuels such as biodiesel are produced from natural sources and help to improve environmental conditions while increasing energy sustainability and security. But manufacturing biodiesel requires close analysis of its composition. Monitoring sodium (Na), potassium (K), calcium (C), phosphorus (P) and magnesium (Mg) is necessary, since these elements can form undesirable

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Diversifying Revenue through Protein Co-Products   —   May 10, 2018

WEBINAR: Diversifying Revenue through Protein Co-Products — May 10, 2018

Generating the highest value from co-products at ethanol facilities is critical in today’s turbulent ethanol market. What are the opportunities to produce high-value protein to maximize co-product value? In this Ethanol Producer Magazine webinar you will hear about the world-wide market for high-value protein products and the financial benefits to ethanol plants

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Introduction to the IBB Biodiesel Food Safety Program   —   May 10, 2018

WEBINAR: Introduction to the IBB Biodiesel Food Safety Program — May 10, 2018

The Iowa Biodiesel Board has developed a Food Safety Program for biodiesel producers, designed to assist producers who want to sell glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, for use as an animal food ingredient. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administers new requirements for food-grade ingredients like glycerin under the

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  WEBINAR:  How Ethanol Plants Can Leverage Corn Kernel Fiber to be More Competitive   —  April 26, 2018

WEBINAR: How Ethanol Plants Can Leverage Corn Kernel Fiber to be More Competitive — April 26, 2018

Over the past decade, existing dry grind ethanol plants have sought to extract value out of the corn kernel through maximizing production and capture of ethanol, carbon dioxide, dried distillers grains, and oil. More advanced technologies and processes have continued to be developed and deployed to convert even more of

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  WEBINAR:  Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges   —   May 8, 2018

WEBINAR: Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges — May 8, 2018

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in an international webinar entitled, “Biofuels for the Marine Sector: New Opportunities and New Challenges” presented by Claus Felby. This webinar will be held on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm Central European Summer Time / 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time / 2:00 pm Greenwich

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  WEBINAR:  Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America    —   April 19, 2018

WEBINAR: Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America — April 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites you to join an Earth Day webinar, Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America, on April 19, 2018, at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. The webinar will focus on bioproducts that are made in America from renewable resources like plants, algae, and

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  WEBINAR:  Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit   —   April 16, 2018

WEBINAR: Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit — April 16, 2018

The Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit is a one-day, intensive conversation about the promise of upgrading biomass streams via torrefaction or the production of biochar and the markets that await the developers and producers who can scale-up and efficiently manufacture commercial volumes of these products. Attendees can expect conversations about

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  Electric Dreams: The Impact of EVs for Energy and Metals in Asia   —   March 22, 2018

Electric Dreams: The Impact of EVs for Energy and Metals in Asia — March 22, 2018

While EVs are the subject of noisy debate among some western commentators, they have been quietly gaining ground in some of Asia’s biggest economies. China is developing a timetable to ban internal combustion engine vehicles, while India aims to have EVs account for 100% of new car sales by 2030.

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    WEBINARS:  Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Occasional Research Highlights   —  on-going

WEBINARS: Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Occasional Research Highlights — on-going

Webinar series to highlight and question research areas in the sustainable aviation fuel supply chain Join us in a series of 40 minute lunchtime talks to highlight the research areas key to supporting the creation of the UK sustainable aviation fuel supply chain. Running on the first Friday of the month, you

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  WEBINAR:  Invest in Brazil:  Energy Expansion Plan (PDE 2026) Perspectives for Renewables in Brazil   —   March 1, 2018

WEBINAR: Invest in Brazil: Energy Expansion Plan (PDE 2026) Perspectives for Renewables in Brazil — March 1, 2018

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  WEBINAR:  Electric Dreams: The Impact of EVs for Energy and Metals in Asia   —   March 22, 2018

WEBINAR: Electric Dreams: The Impact of EVs for Energy and Metals in Asia — March 22, 2018

While EVs are the subject of noisy debate among some western commentators, they have been quietly gaining ground in some of Asia’s biggest economies. China is developing a timetable to ban internal combustion engine vehicles, while India aims to have EVs account for 100% of new car sales by 2030.

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  WEBINAR:  Forestry Management and Biochar   —    February 26, 2018

WEBINAR: Forestry Management and Biochar — February 26, 2018

Maintaining and restoring forests while also reducing hazards can result in significant amounts of biomass.  Introducing biochar production in lieu of burning slash piles can offer both economic and environmental benefits.  Three researchers from the U.S. Forestry Service, Dr. Deb Page-Dumroese, Dr. Nate Anderson and Dr. Ted Bilek will discuss

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  WEBINAR:  Growing E15 Adoption with Growth Energy   —   March 1, 2018

WEBINAR: Growing E15 Adoption with Growth Energy — March 1, 2018

Consumers and retailers are embracing E15 and consumption is growing where it’s available, thanks to the work of Growth Energy and its leading retail partners, like Kwik Trip. Join the conversation with Growth Energy during this March 1st Ethanol Producer Magazine webinar. Learn about the latest in Growth Energy’s efforts

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Five Steps for Successful Sustainable Fuel Fleet Integration and Vehicle Use

by Michael Eggleston*  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “Since switching to B20, we’ve had no engine issues. We haven’t had any issues with fuel filters. And the lubrication from biodiesel has been a good thing given the lack of lubricity in modern diesel fuel,”  Roger Ritchie, Manager at Rochester Public Transit, stated

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  WEBINAR SERIES:  March Madness 2018  — March 27-April 27, 2018

WEBINAR SERIES: March Madness 2018 — March 27-April 27, 2018

As with last year, the webinars are completely free to all – you just register once, and attend as many as you like. Each will be recorded and you would receive a link to each recording for on-demand viewing. This year, Digest readers around the world chose 20 topics.  The

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  WEBINARS:  Sustainable Aviation Fuel: First Friday Research Highlights   —   May 4, 2018

WEBINARS: Sustainable Aviation Fuel: First Friday Research Highlights — May 4, 2018

Webinar series to highlight and question research areas in the sustainable aviation fuel supply chain Join us in a series of 40 minute lunchtime talks to highlight the research areas key to supporting the creation of the UK sustainable aviation fuel supply chain. Aimed at businesses, researchers, policy makers and investors, the research

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Tax Reform: How Changes Will Lend Fresh Opportunities for Ethanol Plants    —   February 8, 2018

WEBINAR: Tax Reform: How Changes Will Lend Fresh Opportunities for Ethanol Plants — February 8, 2018

Recent signing of the largest piece of tax legislation in three decades means nearly all businesses will be affected at some level. Reform provisions are neither simple nor permanent, but they are rife with potential benefits.  The business provisions of the bill are voluminous, complex and lack desired permanency in

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  2018 Outlook on Environment & Energy by Bloomberg Environment    —   February 1, 2018

WEBINAR: 2018 Outlook on Environment & Energy by Bloomberg Environment — February 1, 2018

Bloomberg Environment’s 2018 Outlook on Environment & Energy explores potential legislative, legal, and regulatory developments surrounding climate change, air pollution, water, chemicals, waste, and energy. Bloomberg Environment examines how the current political landscape is shaping action by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy in the coming year as well as

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  WEBINAR: Tax Reform: How Changes Will Lend Fresh Opportunities for Ethanol Plants   —   February 8, 2018

WEBINAR: Tax Reform: How Changes Will Lend Fresh Opportunities for Ethanol Plants — February 8, 2018

Recent signing of the largest piece of tax legislation in three decades means nearly all businesses will be affected at some level. Reform provisions are neither simple nor permanent, but they are rife with potential benefits.  The business provisions of the bill are voluminous, complex and lack desired permanency in

January 29, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR: Spotlight on Renewable Transportation Fuels—Key Benefits & Market Availability    —   January 31, 2018

WEBINAR: Spotlight on Renewable Transportation Fuels—Key Benefits & Market Availability — January 31, 2018

Join us on Wednesday, January 31 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET for a complimentary webinar, presented in partnership with the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.  “Renewable fuel” is a buzzword increasingly being heard throughout the transportation sector as news headlines tout renewable fuel procurement commitments from top fleets like UPS,

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WEBINAR Review: Preparing the Energy Grid for Electrified and Autonomous Vehicles

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On December 13th, SAE International moderated a webinar clarifying how the energy grid prepares to support a high volume of fully electric, autonomous vehicles in the coming future. In order to prepare for the rise in EV consumer demand, Daimler AG, the largest manufacture

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  WEBINAR:  Renewable Diesel and Biodiesel Blends for Fleets   —   February 8, 2018

WEBINAR: Renewable Diesel and Biodiesel Blends for Fleets — February 8, 2018

What can I do to meet sustainability goals and reduce fuel costs? Louisiana Clean Fuels invites you to a webinar where you will learn the secrets behind achieving both utilizing renewable diesel and biodiesel blends. The webinar will cover the fuel efficiency, cost, availability, OEM approval and quality aspects of

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  WEBINAR: CEBN — ARPA-E Overview, Funding Opportunities and Advice   —   January 10, 2018

WEBINAR: CEBN — ARPA-E Overview, Funding Opportunities and Advice — January 10, 2018

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is a federal program that advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.  Join the Clean Energy Business Network for a webinar to learn more about ARPA-E’s mission, funding opportunities, and hear advice from prior grant recipients. Speakers: Dr. Madhav

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  WEBINAR:  How to Apply for an EPA P3 Grant   —    January 11, 2018

WEBINAR: How to Apply for an EPA P3 Grant — January 11, 2018

Join us for an informational webinar on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Request for Applications (RFA). Learn about EPA’s P3 program, topics in this year’s funding opportunity, and how to apply. EPA

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR: IEA–Methane Emissions from Biogas Plants   —   January 18, 2018

WEBINAR: IEA–Methane Emissions from Biogas Plants — January 18, 2018

As part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy internal webinar series, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invites you to join a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. During the webinar, participants will learn about IEA Task 37’s new report on methane

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  WEBINAR:  Boosting Bottom Lines with Biochar   —   December 7, 2017

WEBINAR: Boosting Bottom Lines with Biochar — December 7, 2017

The buzz about biochar is getting louder, and as global market demand increases, bioenergy producers may have opportunities to capitalize. Join Biomass Magazine’s Dec. 7 webinar for an expert discussion about biochar properties, uses and market drivers, technology, how pellet or bioenergy producers can diversify offerings and add value to operations,

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  WEBINAR:  Overview of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium: Enabling Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Catalysis   —   December 6, 2017

WEBINAR: Overview of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium: Enabling Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Catalysis — December 6, 2017

The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) is a national lab–led research and development consortium, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, which is dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass conversion processes. Through linking foundational science with applied engineering and partnering with industry and academia,

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  WEBINAR:  Cookstoves & Indoor Air:  Findings from Recent U.S. EPA Cookstove Research   —   November 29, 2017

WEBINAR: Cookstoves & Indoor Air: Findings from Recent U.S. EPA Cookstove Research — November 29, 2017

Do you want to catch up on all the latest and greatest U.S. EPA cookstove research findings? Now’s your chance! Register today to join the Wednesday, November 29th webinar to hear Jim Jetter and his U.S. EPA colleagues discuss results from recent EPA cookstove research including publications on life cycle

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  Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively?   —   November 13, 2017   —   Washington, DC

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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and EPA. However, the automotive marketplace has changed significantly since

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  WEBINAR:  OPIS’s Renewable Diesel   —   November 15, 2017

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 much lower greenhouse gas emissions has become increasingly popular in California as carbon intensity

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  WEBINAR:  Synergies between Anaerobic Digestion & Biochar   —    October 30, 2017

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 way to create adsorbent for the removal of soluble phosphorous from Anaerobic digesters effluents. Using

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  WEBINAR:  Using Technology to Expand Access to Cookstove Consumer Finance   —   October 17, 2017

WEBINAR: Using Technology to Expand Access to Cookstove Consumer Finance — October 17, 2017

Partnerships between product manufacturers, distributors, financial institutions and technology providers are creating new opportunities and greater access to consumer financing for household energy products. This webinar will feature three innovative cookstove consumer financing partnerships that use technology to reach new and expanded networks of consumers. LivelyHoods Installment Payment Arrangement (LIPA).

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Alternatives to Petroleum (SOAP)-Jet    —   October 13, 2017

WEBINAR: Alternatives to Petroleum (SOAP)-Jet — October 13, 2017

Introducing New USDA NIFA AFRI CAP Grant Awardees Developing Regional AJF Supply Chains  Webinar Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced six awards totaling $21.6 million through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to support the development of alternative jet fuel

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  WEBINAR:  Key US and European Biofuel Policies   —   September 12, 2017

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, and buyers who are interested in selling into a variety of markets need to understand

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  Past, Present & Future of IBI & the Biochar Industry   —   August 23, 2017

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 and Board Member Kathleen Draper will discuss IBI’s history, mission and vision for the biochar

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Why is Ethanol Valuable? Improving Engine Performance, Health and Environment   —   August 30, 2017

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 participants also will hear from a father who spent years trying to find treatment for

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR Series on Oil Release Planning, Prevention, Mitigation   —   Monthly Wednesdays August 16 – December 6, 2017

WEBINAR Series on Oil Release Planning, Prevention, Mitigation — Monthly Wednesdays August 16 – December 6, 2017

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Foundation and Pinnacle Engineering are teaming up once again to sponsor a five-part webinar series for renewable fuel stakeholders about oil release planning, prevention and impact mitigation. The Renewable Fuels Foundation is the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association. Renewable fuel facilities with oil storage (including denatured

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions?   —   August 22, 2017

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 to reduce health risks for cooks and their families. However, studies have shown that improvements

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

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 found in fields and forests without investing in expensive equipment. Kelpie Wilson will explain the

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

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 future Bioeconomy – (see more here). We will hear an update on all things biorefining from Geoff

July 5, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Winrock/US EPA Stove Use Monitoring Studies in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Malawi   —   July 19, 2017   —

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 rarely reproducible in the field when the stove is integrated into intricate household cooking systems

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

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 also serve as an opportunity to preview what to expect at our 30th annual ACE

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Below50 Webinar Debuts: How to Grow Sustainable Fuels

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 who commit to growing the global market for the world’s most sustainable fuels –

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

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 developed.  EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is adjusting to new requirements in

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Complete March Madness Webinars Available Online

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 Digest readers – featuring dozens of industry experts and more than 700 slides – are

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellulosic Biofuels – When, Where and How?

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 cellulosic biofuels from wastes, energy crops and more — the conversion technologies, the markets, the

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CAAFI’s R&D Team SOAP-Jet Webinar Series: INL Presented on the Development of Advanced Feedstock Supply Systems

(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 jet fuel R&D community to discuss technology and related gaps and challenges, share lessons learned,

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

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 carbon be sequestered in building materials, but using biochar can lower the embodied energy of

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Algae Bioenergy State of Technology Review

(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 relatively high cost of cultivating and harvesting algae. The past 6 years have nonetheless seen

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Plastics

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 very latest in a wide array of approaches to making anything from clear plastic bottling

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

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, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences and Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Abstract: Environmental literacy

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial 5C and 6C sugars

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 chemistry that we can achieve with them to produce more sustainable — and in

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Drop-In Fuels

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 wide array of approaches to making infrastructure-compatible, high-blend renewable fuels — from renewable diesel to

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Thermochemical Technology Horizons

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 a wide array of non-biological approaches to making renewable fuels, including pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction and

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Thermal Catalytic Biomass Conversion: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

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Energy Department Publishes Educational Resources: Bioenergy in the Classroom including Coloring Book

(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, grade level, and energy literacy principle. Coloring and Activity Book The Coloring

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Skybound: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

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 is critical to airlines, and manufacturers are in close collaboration. Alternatives are not abundant: an electric

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Advance to Go! The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Q1 2017 Cap Raises in Industrial Biotechnology

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 activity (but including expansion investment).  READ MORE

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Crude Volatility: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Oil and Gas Price Outlook

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 gas. That was the subject of this slide presentation by Dr. Paul Bryan, former DOE Biomass Program

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The 4C-able Future: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanol and Other 4C Molecules

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 depth here, including slides from Green Biologics, Global Bioenergies, BioAmber, Reverdia and Gevo. The webinar

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Commercializing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

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 global leader in the market for sustainable succinic acid, focusing on market development by

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The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 2

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 critical research needs of this field. We think innovations in pyrolysis will advance more rapidly

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The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Pyrolysis’ Progress and Prospects, Pt 1

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 critical research needs of this field. We think innovations in pyrolysis will advance more rapidly

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

A Global BioFuture: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Developing Biobased Projects around the World

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 constraints apply that can be addressed – but how are they addressed? We’ll be looking

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Biobased Plastics: What’s New, Who’s Top Cat? The Digests 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

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

April 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

What’s New? What’s Happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

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 — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives and we’ll be looked at both in

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

New Route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s Chemo-Enzymatic Process

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 to have above 90% conversion yields, whereas fructose dehydration has only around 60% yield”. Alex

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Chemistry, Not Biology: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to C5 and C6 Sugars

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 biology is merely chemistry conducted by other means. “Bio” does not change the molecule.

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Fermentation 3.0 – The Must Knows

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, titers and yields in order to meet the ferocious economics demanded by commodity markets used

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

March Madness 2017: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Woody Biomass and Its Prospects and Markets

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 feedstock opportunities are in waste residues and in woody biomass. In the March Madness webinar “Woody

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Validated, Integrated: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process

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, for example corn stover in North America, bagasse in South America or wheat straw in

April 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Make Art out of Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox Membrane Technology

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 water efficient, the company says that it “provides an optimal solution. A Whitefox process minimises waste

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Readi for 100% Drop-In Fuel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ARA’s ReadiJet, ReadiDiesel

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 Navy. Currently all Navy ships and planes are certified to run on 50% biofuel blends.

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under Goes to Canada: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

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 compelling features of supercritical are several: 1. It uses all of the biomass, including

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Tech for the Cheap Oil Era: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Mercurius and REACH Technology

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 fuel markets and satisfying government requirements.” Behind Mercurius is REACH technology — significantly faster than

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Industrial Sugars from Waste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Comet Biorefining

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, the corporate venture and private equity investment arm of Philip Morris International, led the financing

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Biorefining Leadership: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

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 chemicals and are North America’s largest producer of advanced biofuel. REG utilizes an integrated procurement,

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Any Alcohol into Any Drop-In Fuel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Byogy Renewables

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 fuel. Byogy’s jet fuel is not an additive, but instead, a full replacement standalone fuel,

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINARS:  March Madness 2017 – 20 Webinar Series Daily March 23 through May 1

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? Webinars are daily from 12-1ET, running from 3/23 through 4/21 (none on April 11 or

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Wassup, DOE? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

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 ahead, programs, goals and challenges.  READ MORE

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Co-Processing Biointermediates: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

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 power, transportation fuel and heating oil from biomass using pyrolysis. UOP also owns a Renewable Energy

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  OBIC Bioproduct Network Webinar: “Survival: Navigating Renewable Product Success”   —   April 25, 2017

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 is growing interest in our emerging bioeconomy. You will find the tone of this conversation

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article
  The Seminar Group: Environmental Law in the Trump Administration —   March 23, 2017   —   Seattle, WA

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 New Administration Can Trump Dismantle the EPA as Promised? The Department of Interior/Commerce

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods   —   March 27, 2017

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 including proper ways to obtain biochar samples and a selection of analytical techniques including

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancing Advanced: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

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 carbon, higher value advanced biofuels and chemicals using lower cost, non-food energy sources and feedstocks.

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Commercializing Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

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 in Fort Myers, Florida with an R&D facility in Berlin, the company operates in multiple

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

BioApplied: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Nova Scotia’s Biorefinery Initiative

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 to attract and host a biorefinery and biomaterials industrial cluster.  Forestry, oceans, agriculture, and MSW

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Whisky Business: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Celtic Renewables

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 – not only providing a sustainable disposal route for the by-products of one of the UK’s

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Cookstoves for Productive Uses   —   March 16, 2017

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 can result in improved working conditions, higher profit margins, better quality products, and reduced environmental

March 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Algae Chemicals Opportunity: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide

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 and therapeutic compounds, and other high-value products.” READ MORE

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

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