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Enogen Waves Flag for Ethanol at NASCAR Race
June 20, 2018 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) For the sixth consecutive year, Syngenta Enogen sponsored NASCAR® racing at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa this past weekend.
The Iowa 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race presented by Enogen on Sunday highlighted both corn and …

Biodiesel from Scum Oil and Waste Oil
June 20, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(University of Minnesota)  Process Converts Scum to Biodiesel  —  A new waste remediation process converts scum from waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) into ASTM compliant biodiesel. The six-step method begins with a filtration step that separates water/oil/solid …

EU Reaches Deal on REDII, Sets New Goals for Renewables
June 20, 2018 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables.
Information …

MPOC Elated on EU Palm Biofuel Ban
June 20, 2018 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(Borneo Post)  The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) is elated on the latest development in the European Union (EU) which deferred the proposed total ban on palm biofuel to 2030 from the earlier date of 2021.
Chief …

Czech Company to Produce Biofuels from Waste Cooking Oil
June 20, 2018 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by  Ruth Fraňková  (Radio Praha)  The Czech company Chemoprojekt, based in Ústí nad Labem in north Bohemia, is set to launch production of biodiesel made from waste frying oil, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. …

Indian Oil to Set up Rs 9 bn ethanol plant in Adityanath’s pocket borough
June 20, 2018 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Virendra Singh Rawat (Business Standard)  The company has sought 50 acres from a defunct sugar mill in Gorakhpur  —  Public sector behemoth Indian Oil is looking to invest almost Rs 9 billion in a greenfield second-generation …

EU Ethanol Delivers over 70% GHG Savings on Average: ePure
June 20, 2018 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

by Chrysa Glystra (Platts)  European ethanol delivered an average of more than 70% greenhouse gas savings compared with fossil fuels in 2017, according to new data from European ethanol producers, the European renewable ethanol association, ePure, said …

Inventure Renewables’ Mixed Super Critical Fluid Technology Successfully Adopted At Wilmar Plant In China
June 20, 2018 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Inventure Renewables/Cision/PR Newswire)  Patented Technology Converts By-Product from Soft Oil Seed Refining Into FAME for Oleochemical and Biodiesel Production.  —  Inventure Renewables has announced the successful implementation and nearly year-long operation of its Mixed Super Critical …

Can Climate Change Be Stopped by Turning Air into Gasoline?
June 20, 2018 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by David Fridley and Richard Heinberg  (Renewable Energy World)  The headline of this article was composed simply by rephrasing the title of a popular recent piece in The Atlantic — “Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air into …

Brazilian Presidential Hopefuls Favor Free Market for Sugar, Ethanol
June 19, 2018 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Nicolle Castro (Platts)  Brazilian presidential pre-candidates spoke in favor of free fuel markets Monday at a sugarcane industry association UNICA forum in Sao Paulo. 
Brazil will hold presidential elections in October.
The road fuel market is currently the …

China Raises Import Duty on US Denatured Ethanol to 70% from 45% as of July 6
June 19, 2018 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Christine Siantar (Platts)   China’s ministry of commerce said the import duty on US-origin denatured ethanol will rise to 70% on July 6 from 45%, as part of a wider retaliation to the US imposing …

EPA Decision on Isobutanol Blasts Gevo Stock into Stratosphere Monday
June 19, 2018 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Ben Miller (Denver Business Journal)  Gevo applauded an EPA decision on isobutanol, a fuel that’s made from renewable resources like corn. Gevo shares soared 262 percent in Monday trading.  READ MORE
EPA decision on isobutanol buoys …

Bio CNG and Bio-Ethanol to Be Manufactured from Paddy Straw
June 19, 2018 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(5 Dariya News)   The Government is committed to free Punjab from pollution due to paddy straw burning and every possible effort is afoot for the same. The Punjab  Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is serious on …

Orange, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oils Sweeten Diesel Fumes
June 19, 2018 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/Queensland University of Technology)  Waste oil from orange, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil production mixed with diesel provides a sweet-smelling biofuel blend with comparable performance to diesel-only fuel.
QUT PhD researcher Ashrafur Rahman tested each …

Agriculturally Advantaged Traits: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt
June 19, 2018 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Calyxt is pioneering a paradigm shift to deliver both healthier specialty food ingredients, such as healthier oils and high fiber wheat for consumers as well as agriculturally advantageous traits, such as …

A Sound and Rational View of Biofuels in North America
June 18, 2018 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Lawrence Sullivan (Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  … After much efforts to fund the development of biofuels by both governments and the venture capitalists, there were some awakenings and realizations. One, the capital-intensive nature of power and petroleum …

Biofuel Partly Powers Cathay Pacific Flight from Airbus
June 18, 2018 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Grant Bradley (New Zealand Herald)  When a brand new Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 flies from France to Hong Kong on Wednesday it will be partly powered by biofuel.
The 334-seat plane will have a 10 per …

Preparing for Take-Off? Aviation Biofuel Research Wins £5m Boost
June 18, 2018 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Madeleine Cuff (Business Green)  Waste-to-jet fuel project backed by Department for Transport, Shell, and British Airways  — A project to turn landfill waste into sustainable jet fuel has received a major boost today, securing almost £5m of …

Large Outdoor Study Shows Biodiversity Improves Stability of Algal Biofuel Systems
June 18, 2018 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/University of Michigan)  …  Overall, the researchers found that diverse mixes of algal species, known as polycultures, performed more key functions at higher levels than any single species—they were better at multitasking. But surprisingly, the researchers …

New Algae Biofuel Production Method Could Someday Compete with Petroleum
June 18, 2018 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Philip T. Pienkos (R&D Magazine)  … This time, the leading force was not the DOE (U.S. Department of Energy), but the investment community acting in the belief that the power of modern biotechnology could be …

Auburn Researcher: Biofuels Are Still an Important Component of Our Energy Mix
June 18, 2018 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Steven Taylor (Yellow Hammer)  … But for a moment, let’s reexamine biofuels, as they can still play an important role in our state’s energy production and economic development. According to the Energy Institute of Alabama, our state …

Indian Researchers Create an Artificial Leaf Which Consumes Sunlight and Carbon Dioxide to Produce Energy
June 18, 2018 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Amit Jha (Crazy Engineers)  Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have found a novel approach to produce energy by using sunlight and carbon dioxide. By using a collection of quantum dots made up of …

Fuel Delivery Services, a Specialty Carrier of Refined Petroleum Products in California, Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
June 18, 2018 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Neste) Fuel Delivery Services, Inc. (FDS), a bulk transporter of refined petroleum products based in Stockton, CA, recently switched their Stockton based fleet of trucks to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. FDS provides transportation services seven …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to The Andersons
June 18, 2018 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Andersons operate four ethanol plants for respective LLCs in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa that are collectively capable of producing over 475 million gallons of ethanol.  The company’s Ethanol Group provides facility …

Box Elder Tax Increment Program for Biofuels Company Is on Hold
June 18, 2018 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Mark Shenefelt (Standard-Examiner)  In 2014, the Box Elder County Redevelopment Agency created a $2.5 million, seven-year tax increment program to support expansions planned at the Washakie Renewable Energy plant in Plymouth. But the county economic …

Maine Developments – Bio News Mounts from the Pine Tree State
June 18, 2018 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … First, let’s start with the latest from the Maine Technology Institute, which just announced a request for information regarding emerging forest industry technologies, with the goal of accelerating matchmaking …

Making Chemicals From Ethanol
June 15, 2018 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  … “We’re hoping to provide alternatives to the sale of ethanol into the fuels market,” said Ron Cascone, principal with Nexant, Inc. “The theme of what I’m doing here is to show that there …

Cenergy Launches Global Biogas Capture and Utilization Program
June 15, 2018 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions has a Biogas Capture and Utilization System (BCU System) to help farms and communities around the world economically store and use their biogas instead of venting or flaring it. It is …

Critical Plant Gene Takes Unexpected Detour That Could Boost Biofuel Yields
June 15, 2018 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Sara Shoemaker (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Phys.org)  For decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human diets.
But for Wellington …

EU Recognises Importance of Crop-Based Ethanol to Achieving Climate Goals
June 15, 2018 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(ePURE/EurActiv)  RED II agreement by negotiators is a step in the right direction, allowing Member States to use sustainable biofuels in fighting climate change   —  Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed early Thursday morning …

From Corn to Manure, Here’s Why Biofuels Could Be Important in the Years to Come
June 14, 2018 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado is a hotbed of research and innovation. One field its researchers are looking at is that of biofuels, which can be produced from biomass. Breaking things …

Government Wants to Ease Process of Purchasing Ethanol, Says Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
June 14, 2018 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

(Financial Express/PTI)  Just like crude oil is treated as basic raw material for making petrol and diesel, Pradhan wanted ethanol to be given the same treatment  —  Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has promised to ease the process …

Joint Venture Company Formed for Execution of NRL’s Bio Refinery Project
June 14, 2018 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

(Numaligarh Refinery Limited)  Numaligarh Refinery Limited has taken a giant step forward by establishing a joint venture, Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt. Limited (ABRPL) with equity participation of  M/s Chempolis Oy of Finland and M/s Fortum 3 B.V. of Netherland …

BASF Invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s Underway on Advanced Fuels, Syngenta Breaks 3B Gallon Mark, Leaf Gets an Accelerator: Partnership Frenzy in the Bioeconomy
June 14, 2018 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But it shows also what smaller companies can do when they partner effectively – whether that means industrial giants like ArcelorMittal or BASF, technology accelerator schemes like Unreasonable Impact, or …

Stubble Burning: Punjab to Manufacture Bio-CNG from Paddy Straw
June 14, 2018 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times Energy World)  Seven bio-mass power plants are already underway in the state, but now steps have been taken in the direction of Bio CNG/bio-ethanol from paddy straw, the minister said.
… The government is committed to …

Request for Information: Forest Industry Technologies DEADLINE: July 20, 2018
June 14, 2018 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(Biobased Maine/Maine Technology Institute)  The Maine Technology Institute is collecting publicly available information on technologies that could be deployed within Maine’s forest industry. The purpose of this RFI is to encourage technology companies to submit preliminary …

Unloading Sustainability in the Most Unlikely Places: Germany’s Entrepreneurial Spirit to Realizing Closed Photo-Bioreactor Systems
June 13, 2018 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Michael Eggelston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The excessive water evaporation of open pond photo-bioreactors (PBRs) seriously limits the geographical applicability of algae as a catalyst for bio-based products. As a result, these industries in Europe …

French Partners to Build Photovoltaic Greenhouses for Microalgae
June 12, 2018 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Global EcoPower (GEP), of Aix-en-Provence, France, has signed a 5-year partnership contract with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). This partnership, launched with the CEA’s technological research department, provides …

Researcher Wins DOE Grant to Study Sustainability of Biofuels
June 12, 2018 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(University of Idaho/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Assistant Professor Tara Hudiburg was awarded $750,000 to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant, award by the Department of Energy, is part of a $104 million …

EU Farmers Boss: DG Agri ‘Not Properly Consulted’ in Biofuels Talks
June 12, 2018 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com)  EU farmers are “quite worried” about the fact that the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG Agri) is often disregarded when it comes to policy decisions that have a …

PNNL Technology Clears Way for Ethanol-Derived Jet Fuel
June 12, 2018 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  ASTM International updates standard for alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene based on fuel produced by PNNL partner LanzaTech — ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 — the Standard Specification …

Chart of the Week (23) — Argentina Accounts for Almost Two Thirds of EU Biodiesel Imports − Indonesia Is the Largest Palm Oil Exporter to the EU
June 12, 2018 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))  Biodiesel imports from Argentina have increased considerably over the past several months. In contrast, imports of soybean oil as feedstock from Argentina have been virtually non-existent. The reverse …

Thai Policy Helping to Drive Push for More Biogas and Biomass Power Production
June 12, 2018 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Thailand, a new research report says the country’s biogas market should grow 10% while its biomass market should grow 4% between 2017 and 2022 for a total installed capacity of 4,750MW. The …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Waste Management
June 12, 2018 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 21 million municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the U.S. and Canada. Today, this includes not just …

World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation
June 11, 2018 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In Illinois, carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, and its joint venture partner, Shougang Group, a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, announced the successful start-up of the world’s first commercial facility converting …

Brazilian Sugar Industry Fears More Fuel Market Manipulation on the Horizon
June 8, 2018 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, Platts and Valor Economico report that the sugarcane industry is worried further fuel market manipulation could be on the cards following the resignation of Petrobras’ CEO under pressure of the recent …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
June 8, 2018 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

A recent Biofuels Digest article noted that Michael Tamor, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow at Ford, at a recent DOE Bioeconomy event in Washington observed that at least double our current electrical power capacity will …

Solar Fuels Come Nearer: Direct-from-Air CO2 Capture Cost Drops below $100/Ton Threshold
June 8, 2018 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A technology for direct air capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with a cost that “fully burdened with interest on capital, ranges from 94 to 232 $/t-CO2 depending on financial …

St1 Announces Biofuel Projects in Sweden, Columbia
June 7, 2018 – 8:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On May 25, Nordic energy group St1 announced plans for two separate biofuels projects. One aims to produce biofuels from tall oil in Sweden while the other will explore a combined …

Waste Management Opens New RNG Facility in Kentucky
June 7, 2018 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Waste Management has unveiled a $30 million renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Louisville, Ky.
The new Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility processes up to 5,000 standard cubic feet per minute of incoming …

A Green Fleet Does Not Go Unnoticed: Georgia County Wins Top Honors
June 7, 2018 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Thanks in part to its “green fleet policy,” DeKalb County, Ga., has been awarded the No. 1 spot in this year’s edition of “The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas.”
Sponsored by …

CRB Innovations Inc.’s Integrated Biorefinery
June 7, 2018 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  An integrated and energy self-sufficient biorefinery will be built and put into operation for the production of cellulosic ethanol and co-products. The sequential fractionation process will be complemented with a novel non-enzymatic …

NREL Finds Easier Ways to Deconstruct Biomass
June 7, 2018 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  If there’s an easier, more efficient method, science will find a way. That’s certainly the case in producing cellulosic biofuels, which, at least for now, requires a two-step process to …

In a First, Indian Oil Corporation to Channel Refinery Waste Gas for Ethanol Production
June 7, 2018 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(Outlook India)  In a first-of-its-kind venture in the world, Indian Oil Corporation is planning to utilise off-gases (waste gas) from various processing units of its refineries for production of ethanol. The move will reduce the carbon footprint of the …

Kalasin Locals Kick up Stink over Molasses
June 7, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Yongyuth Phuphuangpet  (Bangkok Post)  Storage ponds said to be causing pollution  —  Locals yesterday signed a petition to pressure Mitr Phol BioFuel Co Ltd, an affiliated firm of Mitr Phol Group, to scrap the expansion of molasses …

Project COCONUT Launched in Quezon
June 7, 2018 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Danny Estacio (Manila Bulletin)  Coconut farmers in Quezon have a brighter future to look forward to following the recent launch of COllaboration for COconut Productivity and NUrturing Farmers’ Trade or Project COCONUT of Pilipinas Shell …

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?
June 7, 2018 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and new feedstocks.
#1 Tax & Trade
Free …

UPDATE 1-Brazil Targets 10 pct Cut in Fuel Sector Carbon Emissions
June 6, 2018 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Leonardo Goy, Marcelo Teixeira and José Roberto Gomes (Reuters)   Brazil plans to cut carbon emissions from its fuels sector by 10 percent through 2028, forcing distributors to sell more biofuels, the National Energy Policy Council …

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol
June 6, 2018 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(University of Florida) University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called biomass – using currently available technology.
Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less …

SLU and Stora Enso in Strategic Partnership
June 6, 2018 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)  The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Stora Enso. Through the agreement SLU and Stora Enso intend to establish a long-term collaboration in research …

Maximizing Crop Yield: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience
June 6, 2018 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company focusing on the development of disruptive technologies to produce step-change improvements in crop yield for food and feed crops to enhance global food security. Experts forecast that …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of June 6th, 2018
June 6, 2018 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

The Local School Which Makes Its Own Biofuel
June 5, 2018 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Francis Witsenhuysen  (Northern Star) Learning how to turn sugar cane into biofuel in primary school is one thing, but running the school’s lawnmower with biofuel is quite another.
Yesterday, Empire Vale Public School raised the bar …

Consumers Association against Using Potatoes for Biofuel
June 5, 2018 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Cyprus Mail)  The Consumers Association on Sunday said it rejected the creation of biofuels from agricultural products such as potatoes, kolokassi and other products.
In an open letter sent to the House Energy Committee, the association said …

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?
June 5, 2018 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank/The Land)  A proposal to alter the EU’s overarching renewable energy policy has been announced, which would phase-out palm oil as a biodiesel feedstock by 2021, due to production sustainability concerns.

Malaysia and Indonesia, …

Nestlé Unit Rolls out 10 Biofuel Trucks in Dubai
June 5, 2018 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Neha Bhatia (Construction Week)  A unit of food and drink giant, Nestlé, has rolled out biofuel trucks in Dubai to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations.
The company hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by …

Trump’s Support Wavering in Farm Country Over Ethanol, Trade Moves
June 5, 2018 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Alan Bjerga and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  EPA chief seen as betraying Trump’s promises on biofuels; Trade tensions put demand for agricultural goods at risk — Even as Donald Trump tweets his support for U.S. agriculture, farmer loyalty for the …

Researchers Outline Plan for Subsidy-Free Biogas
June 5, 2018 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Scientists from Ghent University in Belgium have found that burning biogas is the least cost-effective way to use the product. Instead, they propose using biogas as the raw material for the production of chemicals.

“Combustion …

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facility Opens in Iowa
June 5, 2018 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(GAIN Clean Fuel/NGV Journal)  GAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development (BRD) announced the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The state-of-the-art facility will …

Govt Set to Announce Rs8,000 Crore Plan to Bail out Sugarcane Farmers
June 5, 2018 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Live Mint)  The move comes close on the heels of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s defeat in the Kairana Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh last week where dues to farmers were a major issue  —  In …

Eni Employees in Porto Marghera Begin Collecting Used Cooking Oils for Conversion into Biofuels
June 5, 2018 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Eni)  Eni is the first company in the world to have taken a traditional refinery and transformed it into a Bio-Refinery using proprietary technology. As of today, Eni will begin collecting used cooking oils from the …

Total Keeps Biorefinery Launch on Track Despite Farmer Blockade Threat
June 5, 2018 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Bate Felix (Reuters)  French oil major Total is continuing talks with farmers opposed to its planned La Mede biodiesel refinery and plans to use 50,000 tonnes of French rapeseed to supply the facility, Chief Executive …

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses
June 5, 2018 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a state of value — and …

Renewable Solvents Derived from Lignin Lowers Waste in Biofuel Production
June 4, 2018 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Phys.Org)  A closed-loop biorefinery could dramatically lower the cost of biofuels and related products. In this approach, the refinery produces the solvents it needs, rather than “importing” them. Scientists at the Joint BioEnergy …

Sustain RFS as Important Tool in GHG-Reduction Strategy
May 31, 2018 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Solutions from the Land)  One of the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture is actions that farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and simultaneously improve profitability. A principal means by which the agriculture …

NE Asia Hydrous Ethanol Discussions Halted by Brazil Concerns
May 31, 2018 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Izham Ahmad (ICIS) Import discussions in northeast Asia’s spot hydrous ethanol market have ground to a halt on uncertainty over logistics in Brazil, which is the region’s main supplier.

“No one is willing to give us any kind …

Preem and RenFuel to Create the World’s First Lignin Plant for Biofuels
May 31, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Cision/Rottneros)  Preem and RenFuel are assessing, in collaboration with Rottneros, the construction of the world’s first lignin plant for biofuels, at the pulp mill in Vallvik, Söderhamn. The plant is expected to produce an annual volume …

China’s Longping Sees Brazil Corn Expansion, Targets Seeds Market
May 31, 2018 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co, an agricultural firm controlled by China conglomerate CITIC Group Corp [CITIC.UL], sees Brazil expanding corn output up to 5 percent per year in coming years and is investing heavily …

Biodiesel Mandate to Take Effect from 1st September
May 31, 2018 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(EU Scoop)   Bulgaria is expected to implement a minimum of 6% biodiesel blend requirement for all transportation fuels from 1st September 2018.
At least 1% of the blend will come from new generation biofuels. The mandate …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group
May 31, 2018 – 10:41 am | 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. The company is a major  international producer of biomass-based diesel, a developer of …

Canada ❤ Bioneers: BioIndustrial Innovation Canada & Ontario Bust Another Move in the Bioeconomy with Comet Biorefining Invest
May 31, 2018 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Ontario is investing up to $8 million in Comet Biorefining’s $79.8 million bio-based ingredient project through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth Fund. The investment will help …

Biomethane Production Project Can Supply 10,000 Vehicles in Spain
May 30, 2018 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Aqualia/NGV Journal)  Aqualia is developing numerous projects aimed at the production of renewable energy from the use of wastewater. Thanks to the technology developed within the CIEN Smart Green Gas project, Aqualia has managed to produce …

RED II: Time’s Running out to Save European Biofuels
May 30, 2018 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(European Oilseed Alliance/EurActiv)  As the discussions between the European Parliament and the Council continue on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), the European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) calls on policymakers to support European rapeseed …

All Eyes On Ethanol: Brazil’s Ethanol Industry Continues to Grow with the Help of Renewable Fuel Goals and International Partnerships.
May 30, 2018 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  More than 90 percent of all new cars licensed in Brazil each year are flex fuel. Every liter of fuel sold in Brazil includes 27 percent ethanol. Consumers have chosen …

Ethanol: The Renewable Naphtha
May 30, 2018 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Luca Zullo (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Greenyug)  With existing capabilities, chemical coproducts represent a low-hanging fruit for the industry. Ethanol, in fact, is a better feedstock for some chemicals than oil-based sources.

The chemical industry predates the oil …

BK Birla Group to Set up Distillery for Rs80 Crore to Revive Its Sugar Business
May 30, 2018 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by  Soumonty Kanungo  (Live Mint)  Jay Shree Tea MD D.P. Maheshwari says the BK Birla Group is looking to process molasses, a by-product from sugar-refining, to produce ethanol  —  After several failed attempts to sell its sugar …

EIA and NextStep Renewable Energy Inc. Sign Historic MOU Supporting Renewable Energy Sector
May 30, 2018 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Edmonton International Airport)  Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and NextStep Renewable Energy Inc. (NSRE) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to bring forward low-carbon, renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors, which will generate jobs, economic …

Supporting the Algae Foundation Now Easier Than Ever With New AmazonSmile Link
May 30, 2018 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  … The Algae Academy provided 48 Algae STEM Kits to middle school classes in California, Michigan, and Ohio last year.  In 2018, our goal is to provide 150 kits to middle and high …

ABO Internships Available for Summer and Fall of 2018
May 30, 2018 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Students – Are you interested in doing more for your industry while completing your degree? Help define the algae sector of today and shape the industry of tomorrow as an Algae Biomass Organization …

ABO Secures Unprecedented $136 Million For Algae and Related Projects — Deadlines Approaching
May 30, 2018 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  ABO’s ongoing work in Washington, DC, to educate Congress and federal agencies on the importance of robust algae research, development and demonstration has resulted in the release of an unprecedented series of funding …

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Argentina Raises Biodiesel Export Tax to 15 Percent
May 29, 2018 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Caroline Stauffer and Maximilian Heath  (Reuters) Argentina’s government is raising an export tax on biodiesel to 15 percent from 8 percent, effective July 1, according to a decree published in the official Gazette on Monday.
Argentina …

“Revolutionary” Biofuel Developed under Wraps at Finnish, Swedish Universities
May 29, 2018 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(Yle)  In order to avoid unwanted attention from industrial spies, the biofuel – which could replace gasoline and diesel – was developed in secret.  —  A professor at Turku’s Åbo Akademi and Sweden’s Umeå University says he …

Russian Direct Investment Fund : RDIF and JBIC Agree to Collaborate in the Russian Bioenergy Industry
May 29, 2018 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Russian Direct Investment Fund/4-Traders)  The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and JBICIG Partners (JBICIG, a subsidiary of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)) as part of the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF, launched by RDIF and …

Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre Officially Opens
May 28, 2018 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(InnoTech Alberta) InnoTech Alberta, an applied research subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, today announced the official opening of the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC).
InnoTech Alberta is the owner and operator of this pioneering clean technology centre. …

King County Is Now a Leading Producer of Clean, Renewable Biofuel that Can Be Used by Commercial Vehicles
May 28, 2018 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(Office of King County Executive)  At its South Treatment Plant in Renton, King County is purifying the biogas into renewable natural gas, an alternative to fossil fuels that generates revenue for the county while reducing greenhouse …

Integrated, Hedged, Evolving: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains
May 28, 2018 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 2004, Green Plains Inc. is North America’s third largest producer of ethanol. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Green Plains has grown rapidly, primarily through acquisitions, and today has operating segments …

What Do Fish and Ethanol Have in Common? A Lot More Than You Think Thanks to Fluid Quip Process Technologies
May 28, 2018 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  …  FQPT has been around forever…well, these days over 20 years seems like forever. What started as engineering and manufacturing separation equipment for corn wet milling and pulp and paper …

Pioneering Achievements: Biodiesel Magazine Spotlights Eight Companies
May 25, 2018 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine spotlights eight companies—four process technology providers, two commodity firms, a blending equipment manufacturer and an adsorbent supplier—forging new paths in their respective fields.
WWS Trading 
For more than 25 years, WWS …

Boom — Like that: Biofuel Plant Gets Financing Terms
May 25, 2018 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Kali Katerberg (Daily Mining Gazette)  After months of waiting, Synsel Energy announced on Thursday that financing terms for construction of a biofuel plant at the site of the former Smurfit-Stone paper mill have been finalized.
The …

Down to the Details: Kernel Fiber Now
May 25, 2018 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … EcoEngineers’ Director of Engineering Jim Ramm details Kernel Fiber Now, a service that helps producers navigate their options with corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technologies, RINs and more.
With intense interest …

St1 and SCA Form Partnership to Produce Renewable Fuels
May 25, 2018 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(St1 and SCA/Globe Newswire)   The energy company St1 and the forest products company SCA have formed a partnership to develop large-scale production of renewable fuels from tall oil. The planned production site will be St1’s …

You’ve Come a Long Ways, Baby: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys’ Renewable Drop-In Fuels
May 25, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. And most recently has repositioned from being a technology …

Back to the Future All Over Again: ExxonMobil Targets Algae Fuels at Scale by 2025, as Oil Prices Rise
May 25, 2018 – 9:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel …

Grasping at Straws: Pathetic State of Biofuels in India
May 24, 2018 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Ramya Natarajan (Economic Times/Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy)  For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning …

Munzlinger Says Missouri Biodiesel Announcement Highlights Value-Added Agriculture (AUDIO)
May 24, 2018 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Brian Hauswirth (MissouriNet)  The Missouri Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee chairman is praising Governor Eric Greitens (R) for releasing the $4 million budget restriction on biodiesel.

Chairman Munzlinger tells Missourinet the governor’s announcement …

New Generation Biofuels Increasing in Viability
May 24, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Giles Kirkland (ACT News)  Those interested in advanced transportation will be well aware of the massive potential of introducing such kinds of biofuels as microalgae-based fuels. With fossil fuels still making up a total of 80% …

PU BioNEST Gets Rs 2.57-cr Grant
May 24, 2018 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Tribune News Service)  The Bioincubators Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies (BioNEST), Panjab University (PU), has got a grant of Rs 2.57 crore for projects in food and agriculture processing.“The government wants us to suggest ways of …

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Approves COMM SCI Project in Benefuel
May 24, 2018 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Bioindustrial Innovation Canada)  Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. Its goal is to help Ontario and Canada become globally recognized leaders in the field of sustainable technologies. In 2016, BIC …

One Commercial, Two Commercial, Three Commercial, Four: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Technology
May 24, 2018 – 12:39 pm | 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, for …

A Yield Revolution in Row Crops Cometh
May 24, 2018 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10’s Brave New World of Metabolic Engineering, Benson Hill’s cloud biology and CRISPR/Cas9 from Purdue and the Chinese Academy of Sciences? Crop yield may never be the same.  And developers using crops …

A New DNA Editing Toolkit for the alga Nannochloropsis
May 23, 2018 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Igor Houwat, Eric Poliner (MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory)  Eric Poliner and a team of MSU scientists in the Farre and Benning labs have released a new genetic engineering toolkit for the alga Nannochloropsis. The alga …

Zero-Waste Palm Oil Industry on the Horizon with New Technology
May 23, 2018 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Emma Lowry (University of Nottingham/Phys.Org)  Engineers at the University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed new technology to help the global palm oil processing industry reduce CO2 emissions and create renewable energy from its waste.

Some 400 …

INSIGHT: Standoff between Oil and UK Government Main Obstacle to E10
May 23, 2018 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Clare Pennington and Samantha Wright (ICIS News)  The UK government and the country’s transport fuel suppliers have been entrenched in a disagreement over whether biofuel E10 will be mandated by the government or introduced by suppliers at …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fulcrum BioEnergy
May 23, 2018 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fulcrum BioEnergy has developed a “game-changing process for converting municipal solid waste that would otherwise be landfilled, into renewable transportation fuels including syncrude, jet fuel and diesel”.
The company recently broke …

Report: It’s Time for NYC to Do Away With Diesel and Switch to RNG
May 22, 2018 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including Energy Vision, the New York League of Conservation Voters and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, are calling on New York City to stop buying heavy-duty diesel vehicles …

SEKAB Receives Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene-Derived Gasoline and Jetfuel from Wood
May 22, 2018 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(SEKAB)  European financing package amounting to €13.9 million, of which €4.2 million for SEKAB E-Technology AB. Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together SEKAB E-Technology, Graanul Invest, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol, PEAB, SkyNRG, Ajinomoto …

RFA: RenovaBio Must Accurately Reflect Imported Ethanol Pathways
May 22, 2018 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Brazil’s RenovaBio program establishes national annual emissions reduction targets for transportation fuels that will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity …

Ethanol Summit of The Asia Pacific Showcases Global Ethanol Opportunities
May 22, 2018 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(GrainNet)  Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific …

Gov’t Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol
May 22, 2018 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(The Gleaner)  Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has indicated that the Government is contemplating an increase in the percentage of ethanol used in petrol, in order to reduce emissions in the environment.

Currently, service …

Hot Tech for Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Joint BioEnergy Institute
May 22, 2018 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  JBEI’s mission is to convert biomass to biofuels. The goal is to provide the nation with clean, renewable transportation fuels identical to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Inside JBEI’s Emeryville laboratories, researchers …

Advanced Biofuels Can Be Produced Extremely Efficiently
May 21, 2018 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Chalmers University of Technology/Phys.Org)  A chance to switch to renewable sources for heating, electricity and fuel, while also providing new opportunities for several industries to produce large numbers of renewable products. This is the verdict of …

Biofuel from Algae: CUK Scientist Finds Key to Increase Yield by 30 Per Cent
May 21, 2018 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by George Poikayil (Indian Express)  The “path-breaking” findings were published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Plant Physiology in May.  —  A team of 14 scientists from Korea, Spain and India discovered a key to increase biofuel from …

Austrocel to Increase Dissolving Pulp Capacity and Enter Biofuels Production
May 21, 2018 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(EUWID-Paper)  Total investment at the former Schweighofer Fiber mill in Hallein amounts to €60m.  —  Dissolving pulp manufacturer Austrocel plans to invest approximately €60m to expand and diversify production at its Hallein plant in Austria. The investment …

Industrial Enzyme Frontiers: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen
May 21, 2018 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  MetGen’s MetZyme enzymatic solutions cover the entire bio-based value chain from feedstock to high-value chemicals and enable the use of cellulosic feedstocks as well as the creation of entirely new bio-based …

Blue Ridge Biofuels Brings Its Closed-Loop Cooking Oil Initiative Closer to Home
May 21, 2018 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Gina Smith (Mountain Express)  In late 2013, Blue Ridge Biofuels took a bold leap toward developing a closed-loop biodiesel system for Western North Carolina when it produced its first batch of non-GMO, expeller-pressed canola cooking …

New Hydrogen Project Launched on Scotland’s Orkney Islands
May 18, 2018 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Grupo Industrial Calvera/NGV Journal)  The equipment for the road transport of gases at high pressure developed by Grupo Industrial Calvera, company based in Zaragoza (Spain), are a key element for the European BIG HIT (Building innovative …

UPDATE 1-France Allows Total’s La Mede Refinery to Partly Run on Palm Oil
May 18, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  France caps use of crude palm oil in La Mede refinery;  Says at least 25 percent should come from recycled oil;  Total commits to lower volumes than France requested;  French farmers condemn French move to allow palm oil

The …

Biofuel Policy Adds to Agricultural Market Uncertainty
May 18, 2018 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Pat Westhoff (Columbia Tribune)  … Biofuel policy decisions also have the potential to have large impacts on commodity markets and farm income.
Most cars in this country run on a blend of 90 percent gasoline and 10 …

Missouri Governor Releases Final Biodiesel Subsidies
May 18, 2018 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Herald)  Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is releasing funding for biodiesel facilities that he had withheld because of concerns that state revenues could fall short of what’s needed to balance the budget.
The $4 million announced …

Global Sorghum Seed Market Is Driven by Growing Demand Biofuel across the Globe
May 18, 2018 – 11:59 am | No Comment

(Futures Trading Charts)  The global sorghum seed market revenue is expected to expand at a lucrative CAGR over the forecast period. Sorghum is a cereal grain used as human feed and livestock feed and the rest …

Will Battle Between ‘Big Corn’ And ‘Big Oil’ Stall Next Generation Biofuels?
May 18, 2018 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Aaron Smith and Vincent Smith (Investor’s Business Daily)  … The most immediate impact of the RFS wars is to focus attention on corn ethanol and petroleum gasoline at the detriment of second-generation biofuels. These fuels — …

OMEGA Project Update
May 18, 2018 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Jonathan Trent, of the OMEGA Global Initiative, explains to a CNBC reporter at the recent Myriad Conference, in Brisbane, Australia, how his efforts to study the possibility of living on Mars paved …

Artificial Intelligence Combats the Noise from Diesel Engines
May 17, 2018 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Unidad de Cultura Científica y de la Innovación (UCCi))  Several University of Cordoba research teams have created a new system to predict the sound from these engines depending on the chemical physical composition of the biofuel  …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels
May 17, 2018 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SAF development in Europe.  An update on EU policy and initiatives by SkyNRG’s Oskar Meijerink at ABLC in Washington, DC on March 1, 2018.  READ MORE

From the Dump to the Pump: Fulcrum BioEnergy Breaks Ground on Landmark Trash-to-Jet Fuel Project
May 17, 2018 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Near Reno, Nevada, Fulcrum BioEnergy broke ground today for its 10 million gallon per year first commercial plant that makes jet fuel from municipal solid waste.
For thousands of years we …

RNG Stakeholders Talk Renewable Fuels With Lawmakers
May 17, 2018 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Stakeholders from across the North American renewable natural gas (RNG) industry descended on Capitol Hill today (May 15, 2018) for more than 65 meetings with federal lawmakers to communicate the importance …

Rising Fuel Prices Bring into Question EPA Efforts to Reduce Fuel Economy Standards
May 17, 2018 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Tsvetana Paraskova (Oilprice.com/USA Today)  Crude oil and gasoline prices are on the rise after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Now, many consumers are seeing their extra money go to rising gas …

The Scientist Still Fighting for the Clean Fuel the World Forgot
May 16, 2018 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by James Temple (MIT Technology Review)  In the closing weeks of 2008, the US Department of Energy invited politicians and press to a dedication ceremony for the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, California. The state-of-the-art lab, …

Cabinet Approves National Biofuel Policy
May 16, 2018 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(Times of India)  The Cabinet today approved the National Policy on Biofuels which allows doping of ethanol produced from damaged foodgrains, rotten potatoes, corn and sugar beet with petrol to cut oil imports by Rs 4,000 …

Key Enzyme for Production of Second-Generation Ethanol Discovered in Brazilian Amazon
May 16, 2018 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(São Paulo Research Foundation/EurekAlert)  Protein encoded by gene found in microorganisms living in Amazon lake could boost efficiency on the sugarcane bagasse saccharification process, which makes for up to 50% of the global costs of cellulosic …

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land: European Biofuels and the Debate over the ‘Agreeable Corridor’
May 16, 2018 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) As Europe’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) plans are set into motion, disagreements about how biofuels are treated in the newly proposed legislation have sparked concerns that Paris’ target …

Biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive: The Last Call
May 15, 2018 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Géraldine Kutas (The Parliament Magazine/Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA))  Ahead of this week’s RED II negotiations, Géraldine Kutas explains where policymakers are getting it wrong on biofuels – and how they can fix their mistakes before …

ACE Congratulates Petro Serve USA on New E15 Location
May 15, 2018 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(American Coalition for Ethanol /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota, May 11 to congratulate the …

Thailand Lowers Sugar Export Volume, Sets Aside Extra for Ethanol Production
May 15, 2018 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Patpicha Tanakasempipat (Reuters)  Thailand has allocated an additional 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar for ethanol production this year, the country’s cane and sugar regulator said on Tuesday, amid weak prices and a large …

A Higher Market for Ethanol Former Author of RFS Legislation Sees Octane Levels as Advancement for Ethanol
May 15, 2018 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle keeps close tabs on what’s happening with biofuels even though he’s been out of the U.S. Senate more than a decade now.
Daschle, …

Drop-in Fuels and Biomaterials: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies
May 15, 2018 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons, the key building blocks of the …

Arizona Public Service Issues Call for Bioenergy Project Proposals
May 15, 2018 – 10:13 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Arizona Public Service (APS) in the United States has issued a Forest Bioenergy Resources Request for Proposals (RFP). APS is seeking proposals for projects that utilise biomass feedstocks from high-risk forest lands in Northern …

Report Looks at Stimulating BioSNG Investment
May 15, 2018 – 10:04 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new report, commissioned by Cadent and carried out by Ernst & Young has examined what market framework, mechanisms and incentives would be needed to roll out bioSNG (bio-substitute natural gas) plants across the …

Volvo Ocean Race Stays on Sustainability Course with Biodiesel
May 14, 2018 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Recycled from ‘The Galley’ Powers North American Stop  —  Biodiesel will be working overtime as the Volvo Ocean Race ports in Rhode Island for its North American stopover this month. The race, which …

Global Bioenergies and an Industrial Consortium Including Sekab, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol and SkyNRG Receive Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene-Derived Gasoline and Jetfuel from Wood
May 14, 2018 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  European grant amounting to €13.9 million, of which €5.7 million for Global Bioenergies Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together Sekab, Graanul Invest, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol, Peab Asfalt, SkyNRG, Ajinomoto Eurolysine, IPSB, …