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Op-ed on Ethanol Badly Missed the Mark

by Cassidy Walter (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Iowa City Press-Citizen)  … Apparently (Jane) Yoder-Short doesn’t know that the growth of ethanol over the last 30 years was driven by ethanol replacing lead and other nasty octane enhancers in our gasoline. And while someone using tobacco is hurting their health, using ethanol

October 20, 2021 Read Full Article

A Biodiesel Boom (and Conundrum)

by Dan Charles and Marie Godoy (NPR)  There’s a biodiesel boom happening! It’s fueled by incentives and policies intended to cut greenhouse emissions, and is motivating some oil companies like World Energy in Paramount, California to convert their refineries to process soybean oil instead of crude. NPR’s food and agriculture

October 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel Investment Should Occur in California Despite Some Opposition, Regulator Says

by Laura Sanicola (Reuters) California’s biofuel projects are important for the state to achieve its decarbonization goals despite “tremendous pushback” in some instances, a top state environmental regulator said on Tuesday. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program incentivizes energy companies to seek out new feedstocks that would lower the carbon intensity

October 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Chevron Lummus Global Introduces ISOTERRA Renewable Fuel Technology

(Chevron Lummus Global)  Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) today announced the expansion of its technology portfolio with the addition of its new ISOTERRA process for renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from biomass sources. The two-step process involves hydrodeoxygenation of alternative feeds such as vegetable, algae, palm and used

October 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Canada’s Largest Ethanol Producer Takes Steps to Expand Production at Biorefinery

(Biofuels International)  Greenfield Global, the largest producer of ethanol in Canada, has taken steps to expand production at its Varennes biorefinery following the introduction of draft regulations on the minimum renewable fuel volumes in the province of Quebec. Welcoming the Government of Quebec’s draft regulations on the minimum volume of

October 19, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA Comments Seek to Foster Export Competitiveness

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association late Friday submitted comments to the International Trade Administration responding to questions posed about the U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy. These comments were issued in addition to joint comments submitted earlier by RFA, the U.S. Grains Council and others. “U.S. ethanol can play a critical role towards

October 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Mackay Biorefinery Pilot Plant Ready for Take-off

(Queensland Government) World-leading technology has landed in Mackay, bringing Queensland one step closer to a $1 billion sustainable, export-oriented industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector. Mercurius has finalised commissioning and is about to commence operations at their pilot plant that will use their patented REACHTM technology to produce valuable renewable chemicals, diesel and

October 18, 2021 Read Full Article

WA Farmers Enjoy Canola Fields of Gold

by Gregor Heard and Shannon Beattie (Farm Weekly) … Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOF) executive officer Nick Goddard said the current prices smashed previous highs out of the water. … The good news extends beyond the farmgate, with Mr Goddard saying crushers, even with the high input cost of canola, were

October 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Crops, Genetics, Feedstocks, Supply Chains: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to State of the Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Whether you are using novel crops, residues, developing supply-chains, or developing new feedstocks for the bioeconomy, this is an exclusive Digest slide guide you won’t want to miss! Straight from our recent State of the Sector presentation at ABLC CONNECT.  READ MORE

October 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Emerging Fuels Technology Announces Regulation A+ Offering to Commercialize Breakthrough Tech that Converts Waste Sources into Fuels that Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

(Emerging Fuels Technology/Globe Newswire)  With its small, BioGTL and FlareBuster™ plant technology, EFT is addressing the immediate need for more sustainable, cleaner fuel sources  —   Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT), a technology company focused on transforming a number of waste sources of carbon into fuels and chemicals that greatly reduce emissions while generating

October 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Making Fuel From Straw Is About to Become a Thing in Europe

by Rachel Graham (Bloomberg) Turning bales of straw into ethanol is about to become a highly profitable venture in Europe, according to a firm that just opened a production site in the continent. Clariant, a Swiss chemicals maker, just opened a facility in Romania to make so-called advanced biofuels, which use agricultural

October 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Argus and MundoPetróleo Agree on a Downstream Partnership for Spain and Portugal

(Argus Media/PR Newswire) Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has agreed that MundoPetróleo may distribute key fuels data to its customers in the Iberian peninsula. This follows widespread adoption of Argus biofuel prices by downstream fuel operators throughout Spain and Portugal. The international drive to reduce carbon emissions has resulted in many countries

October 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Maersk Invests in Vertoro to Develop Green Lignin Marine Fuels

(Maersk) Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk, invests in Vertoro – a Dutch start-up focused on developing liquid lignin technology which can be used as a marine fuel. —  Maersk’s investment will be used to further develop and commercialise Vertoro’s patented liquid lignin technology, and

October 15, 2021 Read Full Article

4AIR Launches First Interactive Sustainable Aviation Fuel Map for Business Jets

(4AIR/Business Wire) New interactive map developed and maintained by 4AIR shows where to find Sustainable Aviation Fuel regardless of who makes or markets it; Informational map intended to spur use and expand availability of the climate-friendly fuel; SAF Locations Verified by 4AIR 4AIR, the first and only rating system focused

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

BioSFerA Project Presented at ECOS 2021 Conference

(BioSFerA) CERTH team has successfully participated to the ECOS 2021 Conference presenting the paper ‘Aviation & maritime biofuels production via a combined thermochemical/biochemical pathway: A conceptual design and process simulation study’.  The presented paper contained a first orientation of the suggested concept from start-to-end, as developed within the first year of the

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

EPA Approves RFS Fuel Pathway for Kansas Ethanol Plant

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  According to the EPA, corn ethanol produced via Kansas Ethanol’s dry mill process achieves a GHG reduction of 45.6 percent, while its grain sorghum ethanol process will achieve a 50 percent reduction. —  The U.S. EPA recently approved fuel pathway petition submitted under the Renewable

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Young Farm Entrepreneurs Look at High-Biomass Sorghum and Pearl Millet for Biofuel Feedstock

(CGIAR)  The Government of India’s concerted efforts to replace 20% fossil fuels with ethanol blends by 2025 is attracting agricultural entrepreneurs to invest in renewable energy. This week, Mr Lalit Jhawar and Mr Mayank Gupta, two young IIT graduates running a profitable farming venture in Maharashtra, accompanied by biofuel experts Mr YB

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Industry Insight: Biomass Trading

(Bioenergy Insight) Andrius Smaliukas, CEO of Baltpool, talks to Bioenergy Insight about biomass trading, SBP certification, and sustainability. —  Baltpool International Biomass Exchange (Baltpool) is an online trading platform, where buyers and sellers meet to trade in biomass and timber products. Currently operating in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Sweden,

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Releases 2021 GREET Update

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center on Oct. 11 announced the 2021 release of the suite of GREET models, an analytical tool that stimulates the energy use and emissions output of vehicle and fuel combinations. Major expansions and updates included in GREET 2021 include those

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Roll-Out of Flex-Fuel Vehicles to Increase Ethanol Demand by Five Times: Nitin Gadkari

(India Infrahub)  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said that the E-20 fuel program will ensure using bio-ethanol in 20 per cent blend with Petrol by 2025 in India. The Minister said with the rollout of flex-fuel vehicles on 100 per cent bio-ethanol, the demand for ethanol will

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Biomass Innovations under Investigation Part 4: Forestry and Energy Crops

(Bio Market Insights)  … Forestry:  Mostex Global Solutions: Integrated whole tree extraction and on site pre-processing of under-yielding forest resources Mostex was set up with the aim of reducing the corrosive nature of agri-feedstock, establishing effective methods of handling this material and improving yields. The group’s mobile, modular steam explosion processing system

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Potential Future Regulation Addressing Pyrolysis and Gasification Units Public Comments DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

(Federal Register) A Proposed Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting information and requesting comments to assist in the potential development of regulations for pyrolysis and gasification units that are used to convert solid or semi-solid feedstocks, including solid waste (e.g., municipal solid waste,

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

GCEH Camelina Subsidiary Sustainable Oils Moving Headquarters to Great Falls, Montana

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. is relocating headquarters for its camelina feedstock subsidiary Sustainable Oils Inc. to a new facility in Great Falls, Montana, where its crop-innovation programs, commercial-grower support, and executive and administrative activities will be consolidated. Migration to the new site is expected

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Italy’s Eni Works Sub-Saharan African Countries into Renewable Diesel Feedstock Supply Chain

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) The CEO of Italian energy and renewable diesel company Eni S.p.A., Claudio Descalzi, has signed two memorandums of understanding (MOU) in recent days with two Sub-Saharan African nations, the Congo and Angola, on joint development of the agro-biofuel sector in both countries. The MOU with

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

US Secretary of Energy Granholm and US Senator Ossoff Visit LanzaTech Innovation Hub in Georgia and Site of the World’s First LanzaJet Sustainable Fuels Plantl

(LanzaTech) Visit highlights the potential of rural America to create domestic supplies of sustainable fuels and chemicals. — LanzaTech and LanzaJet welcomed Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Senator Jon Ossoff to the Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. The site is a center of research, development and scale-up

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

NREL Process for Renewable Butyric Acid Good for Environment, Cheaper Biofuels

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a fully integrated process to produce a promising precursor for diesel and jet fuel from lignocellulosic biomass, and for less expense than the selling price of the same material from petroleum. The process established by NREL researchers is

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Need to Boost Biofuel Production to Reduce Dependence on Import of Crude Oil and Fuel Gases: Nitin Gadkari

(Economic Times) Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday stressed the need to enhance the production of biofuel in the country by using the stubble of certain crops to reduce the dependence on the import of crude oil and fuel gases and said he had converted his tractor into a CNG

October 11, 2021 Read Full Article

WUR Produces Kerosene from Bio-Based Side Streams

(Wageningen University & Research) Wageningen University & Research and its partners have developed a new type of aviation fuel that is produced using bio-based waste streams from the agriculture industry. One of the targets of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) is to increase the use of advanced biofuels in

October 11, 2021 Read Full Article

In Secret Tapes, Palm Oil Execs Disclose Corruption, Brutality

by Desmond Butler (Washington Post)  … Global Witness’s two-year investigation is a rare behind-the-scenes look at the corruption, labor abuses and destructive environmental practices in an industry that is clearing carbon-rich rainforests and emitting greenhouse gases at a rate that has become a growing concern for climate scientists. The world’s

October 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Govt Assures Ethanol Blending Plan Will Not Affect India’s Food Security

 (MSN/BusinessToday.IN)  The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas said on Thursday that India’s ambitious Ethanol blending plan will not affect the country’s food security as meeting food grain demand is the top focus of the government. Noting that certain reports linked the Ethanol plan with food security fears in the

October 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Options for Corn Pathways: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO Conversion R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Program Manager of Conversion R&D at BETO shared this illuminating slide guide on the role of products and Gen1 ethanol. From co-products’ impact on economics and biochemical pathways TEA and sustainability analysis to low-carbon options for corn ethanol-to-jet pathways, and more.  READ MORE  

October 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Sweet Talks: Troubled Sugar Industry Pushes for Govt Subsidy to Get into the Biofuel Game

(News 24) SA’s sugar industry is in talks with the government over a potential subsidy that could see it convert more than a third of its annual output into biofuel. The discussions follow the signing of the so-called Sugar Master Plan by the government, farmers, industrial users and retailers in

October 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Pertamina Sucessfully Tests Aviation Biofuel in Short Flight

(Jakarta Globe) State-owned oil company Pertamina successfully tested a new jet fuel product with a tiny blend of biofuel in a short-distance flight from Jakarta to Bandung on Wednesday. A CN-235 propeller aircraft manufactured by Dirgantara Indonesia functioned as a testbed aircraft to fly using Pertamina’s aviation biofuel product. “We made history

October 7, 2021 Read Full Article

USDA Announces More Than $146M Investment in Sustainable Agricultural Research

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agricultural research projects aimed at improving a robust, resilient, climate-smart food and agricultural system. This investment is made under the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Sustainable

October 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Global Castor Oil Market to be Driven by the Increasing Demand in Various Industrial Applications Such as Paints, Soaps, Lubricants, Biofuels, and Other Sectors in the Forecast Period of 2021-2026

(MENAFN– iCrowdNewsWire) The new report by Expert Market Research titled, ‘Global Castor Oil Market Size, Share, Price, Trends, Growth, Report and Forecast 2021-2026’, gives an in-depth analysis of the global Castor oil market , assessing the market based on its segments like end use, and major regions. The report tracks the

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni, ANPG and Sonangol Enter MoU on Agro-Biofuel Initiatives in Angola, as Part of Decarbonization Push

(Eni) In the occasion of the meeting held yesterday between the President of the Republic of Angola João Gonçalves Lourenço and the CEO of Eni Claudio Descalzi, Eni Angola, ANPG and Sonangol signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the joint development of the agro-biofuel sector in the country. Under the

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Hong Kong and China Gas to Produce Biofuel for Jet Planes as Cathay, Global Airlines Aim to Reduce Carbon Footprint

by Danny Lee (South China Morning Post) Cathay Pacific secures some jet biofuel supply from US, but needs more to meet 2030 pledge; Airlines heed climate warnings, but sustainable aviation fuel remains costly, in short supply — Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas) will begin producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

An Ambitious Ethanol Plan Spurs Food Security Fears in India

by Bibhudatta Pradhan and Pratik Parija (Bloomberg)  Modi advances target for use of 20% ethanol-blended gasoline; Biofuel makers buying rice meant for poor at subsidized prices — India’s ambitious plan to cut the use of fossil fuels by promoting ethanol derived from rice, corn and sugar is drawing criticism from some

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Letter: Pipeline Effort ‘Critical’ for Area Corn Producers

by Kelly Nieuwenhuis (NWestIowa.com)  … Carbon capture and storage projects like the one being proposed by Summit Carbon Solutions is one of the primary ways we can achieve that goal. This $4.5 billion private investment is a partnership with more than 30 ethanol plants including Siouxland Energy Cooperative where I serve

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

‘Fit for 55’ and Its Impact on the Biofuels Industry

(Biofuels International) The name ‘Fit for 55’ may have many people scratching their heads – is it an exercise programme, or maybe a breakfast cereal? – but in EU circles it is already part of the common language – shorthand for a sweeping set of proposals to remake the legislative

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni Supports Energy Transition and Decarbonization in the Republic of Congo

(Eni)  Eni, Republic of Congo sign MoU on joint development of bio-refining agro-feedstock sector; Eni delegation led by CEO Descalzi met President Sassou Nguesso to discuss agricultural programs and gas valorization also with reference to access to energy for domestic market At the presence of the Prime Minister of the

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Biogas, Renewable Chemicals: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Dr. Pramod Kumbhar, President and CTO of Praj shared this illuminating slide guide on their Bio-Prism renewable chemicals and materials, Bio-Mobility products, Praj’s 2G tech for agri residue to ethanol, Praj-Sekab tech for forest residue to ethanol, their tech for compressed biogas, and more. The

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Blended Ethanol Has a 43.4 g/MJ Carbon Intensity Rating or Lower When Accounting for Aromatics Reduction

(Biofuels Central) Two studies conducted by Transport Energy Strategies (TES) and THiggins Energy Consulting show that gasoline blended with ethanol lowers carbon intensity (CI) even more than what is modeled and what is shown in recent studies. A key finding in both studies is that blended ethanol not only displaces some

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Nairobi’s Fuel Dispensers Replace Charcoal, Kerosene with Biofuel

(Today/Reuters) In Kenya’s capital Nairobi, restaurant owner Miriam Kamau lifts a steaming ladle of food from a stove burning locally produced ethanol – a fuel made from the byproducts of sugar production. She is one of about 200,000 customers of three-year-old Kenyan company Koko, which has replaced fuels such as charcoal,

October 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Western Ethanol Producers ‘Caught in the Jaws of a Vise’ with Short Corn Supply and Weak Biofuel Demand

by Mikkel Pates (Park Rapids Enterprise)  Gerald Bachmeier, chief executive officer of Red Trail Energy, Richardton, North Dakota, and Philip Coffin, vice president of Midwest AgEnergy LLC, at Underwood, North Dakota, discuss countermoves to a drought for acquiring local corn and getting it from eastern producers. Both companies started their

October 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Collaborates with Iowa State University on Hydrotreater Pilot Plant

(ACROFAN) The two organizations celebrated a ribbon cutting at the facility on October 4, 2021 — Ames-based biofuels producer, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) (NASDAQ: REGI), joined Iowa State University (ISU) at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to celebrate the start of a new

October 5, 2021 Read Full Article

China Backs away from Ethanol Commitment

by Sean Pratt  (Western Producer)  Corn is the top feedstock for China’s ethanol sector, followed by rice, cassava and wheat. The country’s production plants are expected to consume 4.07 million tonnes of corn in 2021. — Country has unofficially abandoned its national E10 mandate plan, which would have had a major

October 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Your Letters: Carbon Removal Could, in Fact, Bring Great Benefits

by Robert C. Brown, Lisa Schulte Moore, and Tannon Daugaard (Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute/Ames Tribune) The recent guest column by Darryl Siemer suggesting that carbon sequestration benefits “crumble on examination” is premised on an oversimplified representation of the Earth’s carbon cycle, equating carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels with that from

October 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels Offer a Cost-Effective Way to Lower Shipping Emissions

by Christina Nunez (Argonne National Laboratory) Swapping heavy fuel oil with fuel made from wood waste, waste fats, oils and greases could drastically cut planet-warming emissions from the shipping industry by 40 to 93%. — Marine shipping traffic has grown steadily over the past decade — and so have the

October 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Marquis Industrial Park to Be the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Industrial Park with On-Site Carbon Injection

(Marquis) Marquis Incorporated’s CEO, Mark Marquis, announced a plan for the Marquis Industrial Park to be the world’s first carbon-neutral industrial park with on-site carbon injection. Last week Marquis began drilling its first 5,000-foot test well to determine the total capacity available for carbon sequestration in the Mt. Simon Sandstone

October 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Kebbi Partners Contec Global Energy for Biofuel Project

by John Alechenu (Punch) The Kebbi State Government on Thursday signed a partnership agreement with Contec Global Energy Limited for investment into the Cassava Biofuel Ethanol project in the State. Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, announced the partnership after a meeting with the Renewable Energy Division of the Nigerian National

October 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Panama Wants to Reduce Fuel Imports and Boost Ethanol Production

(America Economia) … Panama plans to promote a clean energy plan by reincorporating ethanol in its gasoline and ending the use of heavy fuels and coal for electricity generation by the end of 2023, said Energy Minister Jorge Rivera. The Central American nation promotes itself as carbon negative, but wants to

October 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Government to Make It Mandatory for Vehicle Manufacturers to Make Flex-Fuel Engines: Nitin Gadkari

(India TV News) Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the government will make it mandatory for all the vehicle manufacturers to make flex-fuel engines, after it gets permission from the Supreme Court (SC). Flex-fuel, or flexible fuel, is an alternative fuel made of a combination of gasoline and methanol

October 1, 2021 Read Full Article

USDA Aims at Ag Woes in $3B Package: USDA Announces Funds for African Swine Fever, Drought, Climate Program

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  … The agency announced on Wednesday plans to tap funds from the Commodity Credit Corp. as part of what USDA calls a “comprehensive investment package.” The $3 billion package is aimed at supporting drought resilience and response, animal disease prevention, market disruption relief and purchase

September 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Keeps Gaining Ground in the Race to Reduce Carbon

(Urban Air Initiative) Replacing toxic carcinogens in gasoline provides a huge boost to an already impressive carbon reduction number for ethanol, according to a new study published by Transport Energy Strategies (TES), a leading energy consultancy with expertise in emissions, fuel and oil refining. TES found that ethanol’s inclusion in

September 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Starts Production at Its First U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Facility

(Shell U.S./NGV Journal) Shell Oil Products US, subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has successfully achieved startup and production at its first U.S. biomethane facility, Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon. The plant utilizes locally sourced cow manure and excess agricultural residues to produce an expected 736,000 MMBtu a year

September 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Centre Not Giving Permission to Chhattisgarh for Ethanol Production from Paddy: Bhupesh Baghel

(ANI/Sify)  Expressing resentment against the central government for not giving permission to Chhattisgarh for ethanol production from paddy, state Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday said the state has infrastructure and paddy surplus for ethanol production. Addressing the inaugural event of the two-day ‘Vanijya Utsav’ here on Tuesday, the Chief

September 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Fueling Human Rights Violations: Consequences of EU and Belgian Biofuel Policies in Northern Peru

(Oxfam) First-generation biofuels have a somewhat paradoxical status. On the one hand, they have become key ingredients in the EU’s ‘Green Deal’ priorities. On the other hand, they have fuelled all kinds of environmental, social and political disruptions, and unleashed massive transformations – particularly in the Global South – because of

September 29, 2021 Read Full Article

UP to Commence Ethanol Production from Cane from Next Season

(The Pioneer) Uttar Pradesh will commence production of ethanol directly from sugarcane from the next cane crushing season commencing from October. Ethanol used for blending with petrol will be produced at the public sector undertaking Pipraich sugar mill at Gorakhpur and Balrampur sugar mill.  The UP government had decided in October

September 29, 2021 Read Full Article

The Importance of Communicating Your Sustainability Story

by Emily Smith (Trust in Food) During Farm Journal’s 2021 Sustainable Produce Summit that took place earlier this month, a key theme of effectively communicating sustainable food and agriculture stories to consumers came through again and again. As specialty crop growers and food retailers make changes to meet both environmental needs

September 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Aqualia Now Producing Biogas at Spanish WWTP

(Bioenergy Insight)  Water company Aqualia is now producing biogas at the Guijuelo wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Spain. The new biofactory project in Salamanca, north-western Spain, transforms waste generated by the agri-food industry, together with sludge from the WWTP, into energy, biofuels, bioplastics and biofertilisers. The 3,000 tons of biowaste

September 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Swiss Clariant to Complete EUR 140 mln Bioethanol Plant in Romania This Year

(Romania Insider/MSN) Swiss group Clariant sticks with their plan to start producing bioethanol, a fuel made from straw processing, at its new plant in Romania until the end of 2021, Ziarul Financiar reported. The construction of the EUR 140 mln factory began four years earlier in Podari, near Craiova. “Our goal is starting

September 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Unlocking Hidden Combustion Properties of Waste Streams

by Jim DeSellem (Babcock & Wilcox/Biofuels Digest)  … However, biomass and waste fuels are not all created equal, and can produce environmental emissions, non-combustible materials and other less-than-ideal properties which can have negative impacts on reliable boiler operations. Quantifying and predicting these impacts is required to evaluate the potential of a

September 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Grand Forks Company D3MAX and the Ethanol Industry Could Help Corn Become the Future of Aviation Fuel

by Jacob Holley  (Grand Forks Herald) D3MAX creates cellulosic ethanol using “bolt-on” technology – more or less meaning it is a one-size-fits-most process which, according to the company, can be implemented at approximately 190 corn dry mill ethanol plants in the United States. … The aviation industry could be headed for

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

USDA Investing $75 million in Partner-Led Projects with Focus on Climate-Smart Ag, Equity in Program Delivery

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly $75 million for 15 partner-led projects to address natural resource concerns on private lands. This year, projects funded by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) focus on climate-smart agriculture and forestry and other conservation

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo Awarded Patent for Process to Upgrade or Convert Ethanol and Bio-based Alcohols to Drop-In Hydrocarbon Fuels

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), announced that it has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for a process that encompasses upgrading ethanol and bio-based alcohols into drop-in, bio-based diesel and jet-fuel products. The USPTO has awarded Gevo U.S. Patent No. 11,078,433 titled “Conversion of Mixtures

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil’s BolsonaroTthreatens to Reduce Ethanol Blend

(Argus Media) President Jair Bolsonaro blamed Brazil’s anhydrous ethanol blend for high gasoline prices, hinting that he could push to reduce the blend, in yet another potential blow to the biofuels industry. In his weekly broadcast on social media, Bolsonaro said that “the price of gasoline could fall a little if

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

China Backs away from Ethanol Commitment

by Sean Pratt (The Western Producer) China’s ethanol consumption continues to fall well short of the government’s 10 percent blend mandate.  The blend rate in 2021 is forecast at 2.1 percent, according to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. China declared in 2017 that it was

September 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Is Renewable Diesel the Real Deal?

by Sherry Listgarten (Palo Alto Online)  Have you noticed the flags advertising “Renewable Diesel” at local 76 stations? I did and wondered if it was the real deal or a form of “greenwashing,” where eco-claims are not backed up by actual emissions reductions. … If you are driving a diesel car

September 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Minnesota State University Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Ten students from Minnesota State University, Mankato toured Guardian Energy yesterday to learn about ethanol production.  During the tour, the students learned about several components of the ethanol production process including incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distiller grain production and storage, ethanol storage and shipment.

September 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Honeywell and Wood Introduce Groundbreaking Technologies to Support Efforts toward Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Honeywell/PR Newswire) – Wood’s hydrogen plant technology coupled with Honeywell UOP EcofiningTM process technology and carbon capture and storage can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions 100% when compared to petroleum-based aviation fuels – Widespread use of Honeywell and Wood technologies have potential to remove the equivalent of 34 million metric tons

September 24, 2021 Read Full Article

The Climate Can’t Wait for Electric Planes. Sustainable Fuel May Be the Answer

by Hanna Ziady (CNN Business) More than 50 airlines, oil companies and other companies, including Delta (DAL), BP (BP) and Boeing (BA), pledged on Wednesday to replace 10% of global jet fuel supply with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. It is one of the boldest commitments yet to tackle the environmental impact of air travel and will require

September 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Germany to End Palm Oil Use in Biofuels from 2023 – Ministry

by Michael Hogan (NASDAQ/Reuters) Germany will end the use of palm oil as a raw material to produce biofuels from 2023, the country’s environment ministry said on Wednesday. — … Germany will instead give a quota for minimum use of waste materials for biofuel production, the ministry said the cabinet had

September 23, 2021 Read Full Article

India’s Fuel Ethanol Consumption to Rise to Meet E20 Target: Fitch

(ANI/Hindustan Times Auto) The government is targeting a motor fuel blending rate of E10 by 2022. It has also brought forward its ethanol E20 target to 2023 from earlier target of 2025.  —  Fitch Solutions said on Tuesday that India’s ethanol consumption will increase over the next few years, driven

September 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Skies for Tomorrow Leaders: 10% Sustainable Aviation Fuel by 2030

(World Economic Forum) 60 companies are accelerating the supply and use of sustainable aviation fuel to reach 10% of global jet aviation fuel supply by 2030; Carbon-free energy is in sight in some sectors but progress on abating carbon emissions in the aviation sector has been slower; Signatory companies represent

September 23, 2021 Read Full Article

EXCLUSIVE Biden Administration Mulls Big Cuts to Biofuel Mandates in Win for Oil Industry -Document

by Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is considering big cuts to the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, according to a document seen by Reuters, a move triggered by a broad decline in gasoline demand during the coronavirus pandemic. If adopted, the proposal would be

September 22, 2021 Read Full Article

DG Fuels: The Unusual Suspects Are Building Big in Louisiana, as SAFtember Continues

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … But, an unusual suspect became more visible earlier this month when word arrived that DG Fuels was invited to submit a Part II Application for a loan guarantee under the U.S. Department of Energy Title XVII Loan Guarantee Program. If successful, the proposed $2.15

September 22, 2021 Read Full Article

US Refiners Delve Deeper into SAF Production on Policy Support Hopes

(Hellenic Shipping News)  Some US refiners are considering adding sustainable aviation fuel to their renewable diesel production plans, spurred by higher demand from airlines seeking lower carbon footprints and the likelihood of increased policy support, some analysts said. “Jet and diesel are going to typically be priced very similarly, so to

September 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Optimizing Advanced Fuel Production: Utilizing Industrial Hemp Biomass for High Throughput Biofuel Production in Maryland

by Robert Kozak (Atlantic Biomass/Advanced Biofuels USA)  This is a presentation that was part of a seminar program at Hood College for the students, faculty, and friends of their biology department. It focuses on new directions in advanced biofuel research. These include new crops, sugar production systems, and enzyme recycling. Work

September 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Drax and NFU to Partner Boost UK Energy Crop Market

(NFU Online) World leader in sustainable bioenergy Drax Group has teamed up with the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU), to identify opportunities to scale up perennial energy crop production and help the UK meet its ambitious climate goals.  The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has previously stated that if

September 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Argonne Teams up with GEVO to Apply Lab’s GREET Model to Company’s Net-Zero Project

(Department of Energy/Argonne National Laboratory/EurekAlert!) Argonne’s Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies Model (GREET), using data provided by Gevo, is expected to yield results about its carbon footprint within a few months. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently partnered with Gevo, Inc., a Colorado-based

September 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels, Solid to Liquid Tech, Biocrudes: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Haldor Topsoe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you missed this slide guide from ABLC Digital on what it will take for advanced biofuels to take off further, here’s your chance! Haldor Topsoe leaders cover thoughts on legislation, feedstocks, biofuel production, solid to liquid technologies, upgrading of biocrudes, and more.  READ MORE

September 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Vilsack Discusses Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) During an appearance before the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Ag Outlook Forum Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed concerns about the proposed tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel that it might leave out corn and soybean feedstocks. Agri-Pulse editor and president Sara Wyant asked the secretary

September 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell’s Biojet Bombshell: 600MGY by 2025, Much More by 2030, as SAFtember Keeps on Rollin’

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell said it will produce around 2 million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel a year by 2025. That’s around 600 million gallons per year — dwarfing any other SAF production either in production or on the boards. Shell also aims

September 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Effect of Lignin-Blocking Agent on Enzyme Hydrolysis of Acid Pretreated Hemp Waste

by Daehwan Kim, Chang Geun Yoo, Jurgen Schwarz, Sadanand Dhekney, Robert Kozak, Craig Laufer, Drew Ferrier, Skylar Mackay, Madyson Ashcraft, Richard Williams and Sinyeon Kime (RSC Advances)   Hemp wastes (stems and branches), fractionated after hemp flower extraction for the production of cannabidiol oil, were utilized as a potentially renewable resource

September 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil: Adecoagro & Galileo Embark on Biomethane for Vehicles Project

(Galileo Technologies/NGV Journal) Starting this month, Adecoagro, one of the main food and renewable energy producers in South America, replaces fossil fuels with bio-CNG in 13 fleet vehicles in its sugar processing facility in Ivinhema (Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil): seven light-duty, three commercial vehicles and three trucks. This renewable fuel

September 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Salk Plant Researchers Launch Collaboration to Breed Carbon-Capturing Sorghum

(Salk Institute) Salk will team up with experts at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to study the genetics of sorghum — Researchers at the Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative (HPI) have established a five-year, $6.2 million collaboration with Nadia Shakoor, principal investigator and senior research scientist and her team at the Donald Danforth

September 17, 2021 Read Full Article

The Competitive Edge: Observing I Ecotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The reason for founding the company Observing I Ecotech was to provide Solutions to Pollution. Waste to Wealth – is the largest sector available, since non-biodegradable waste has increased exponentially with the onset of Covid. Also, the manual segregation of waste is currently hazardous to

September 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Giant’s Industry-Beating ESG Score Hides Razed Forests

by Leanne de Bassompierre, Saijel Kishan and Anthony Sguazzin (Bloomberg Green)  In the impoverished West African country of Liberia, a unit of the world’s second-largest palm oil company has admitted to destroying forests and violating the rights of indigenous people. Yet its parent is among the industry’s leaders in investor ratings

September 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell to Build Dutch Biofuels Plant in Net-Zero Push

by Siddarth S (Reuters)  Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) plans to build a biofuels facility in the Netherlands to help achieve its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, it said on Thursday. The facility in Rotterdam will be able to produce 820,000 tonnes of renewable fuel per year when it starts production in

September 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Honeywell and Preem Conduct Commercial Co-Processing Trial to Produce Renewable Fuel

(Honeywell UOP)  Honeywell UOP’s Optimix GF feed distributor successfully enabled co-processing trial with biomass-based pyrolysis oil; Trial at Preem’s Lysekil refinery marks UOP’s 6th commercial co-processing trial in an FCC and the first trial in Scandinavia  —  Honeywell announced today the completion of a commercial refinery trial with Preem AB

September 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Plant Biologist Turns to TikTok to Show Kids Science in Action

by Lela Nargi (Washington Post)  Katie Murphy is a plant biologist. She researches corn and tobacco plants at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She’s also the host of “Real Time Science,” a series of videos that she uploads to TikTok and Instagram. She shows kids examples of her experiments in

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Biomethane-Run Tractor, One of the Stars at Italian Grape Harvest Festival

(CHN Industrial/NGV Journal) FPT Industrial was one of the stars at the Renaissance Grape Harvest Festival, held on September 10 & 11 in the splendid setting of the Fontanafredda estate (the historic winery founded by the first King of Italy in 1858) at Serralunga d’Alba (Cuneo, Italy). To add a special

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

POET Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2050

(POET)  POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels and a leading producer of bio-based products, is proud to announce the release of its inaugural sustainability report, which outlines the company’s focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. POET established several ESG goals, including the achievement of net-zero carbon at

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Local View: Bright Future for Ethanol

by Scott McPheeters (Lincoln Journal Star) … Ethanol infrastructure is already in place (unlike electric), and it doesn’t cost the American taxpayer anything. In fact, when you choose ethanol at the pump, you’re going to save money. Multiple studies have proven that ethanol helps save lives, sustains rural economies, and

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Getting 35B SAF gallons by 2050: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s SAF Approach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest reported a few days ago on the Biden administration’s goal of reaching 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050 but how do we get there? NREL shares this illuminating slide guide on how to reach

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

ECB Group Renewable Diesel Project in Latin America Uses Unique Hydrogen Integration Design

by Dan Szeezil (Renewable Fuels, Honeywell/Biofuels Digest) The first renewable diesel project in South America will be built in Paraguay. The Omega Green renewable fuel complex developed by ECB Group has an investment cost of more than $800 million and is the largest private investment in the country’s history. The facility

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

There at the Beginning: Randy Doyal

(Renewable Fuels Association)  … From cooking he eventually moved to distilling and then, when the second plant opened, he was on the startup crew. When the third plant was built, that was his to manage. The company was Mountain Development Corp. A short time later, Doyal learned of another, much

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Solutions Spotlight: A Q&A with Growth Energy

by Anna Sophia Roberts (Environmental and Energy Study Institute) As the United States aims to achieve net zero by 2050, decarbonizing the highest emitting sector, transportation, is a critical part of the path forward. Ethanol is a renewable, low-emission biofuel that is mixed with gasoline to provide fuel for vehicles. Growth Energy, a sponsor of EESI’s 2021

September 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Viridis Chemical Announces Completion of Capital Improvement to Produce USP Grade Bio-Based Ethanol (Phase I) and Begins Construction on Upgrade to Produce Bio-Based Ethyl Ace

(Viridis/Globe Newswire)  Completion of Phase I allows Viridis to begin operations at Columbus, Nebraska, plant  — Viridis Chemical, LLC (“Viridis Chemical”), a manufacturer of renewable chemicals, announces the completion of the Phase I capital improvement to produce USP grade bio-based ethanol and the commencement of the Phase II capital improvement to

September 14, 2021 Read Full Article

FCC Environment Uses Former Landfill and Quarry Sites for Energy Crops

(Terravesta) Terravesta grower and one of the UK’s leading resource and waste management companies, FCC Environment is using its landbank to grow energy crops for biomass fuel. The company has been planting Miscanthus at several of its old landfill and quarry sites across the country that it has restored following their

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Dansuk Industrial, LG Chem Plan JV to Build South Korea’s 1st HVO plant

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  South Korean biodiesel producer and exporter Dansuk Industrial is partnering with LG Chem to establish the peninsula’s first hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), or renewable diesel, manufacturing facility. … The proposed facility, to be located at LG Chem’s Daesan complex—one of 10 new plants to

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Successful Production of J2.4 Bioavtur, Pertamina Supports National Clean Energy Strategic Program

(Pertamina (Google Translation))  Pertamina prints a new milestone in the national aviation industry through the production of ‘Bioavtur J2.4’, an innovation of clean energy based on biofuels for air transportation modes. The trial of the use of Bioavtur J2.4 on the CN235 FTB aircraft is a sign of the superiority of the

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Blue Biofuels Files Two New Patents on the Production of Lignin and Nanocellulose from its CTS Technology

(Blue Biofuels/Globe Newswire) Blue Biofuels, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it filed two more patents that follow on the granted patent and three previously filed patents pending to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. One filed patent pertains to the production of lignin from the CTS process; the second

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

DOE Announces Nearly $65 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

(U.S. Department of Energy) Projects align with administration’s new goal of decarbonizing the aviation sector by 2050 – –  As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. These investments will advance technologies to create replacements for petroleum fuels used in heavy-duty forms of transportation, like airplanes and

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Chevron, Gevo Announce Intent to Pursue Sustainable Aviation Fuel Investment

(Gevo)  Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), and Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) today announced a letter of intent to jointly invest in building and operating one or more new facilities that would process inedible corn to produce sustainable aviation fuel, which can lower the lifecycle carbon intensity

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Advances the Future of Sustainable Fuels in American Aviation

(White House) New Actions Aim to Produce Three Billion Gallons of Sustainable Fuel, Reduce Aviation Emissions by 20% by 2030, and Grow Good-Paying, Union Jobs  —  Today (September 9, 2021), President Biden is taking steps to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers, airports, and

September 10, 2021 Read Full Article

From a Nuisance to a Benefit, ‘World’s Worst Weed’ Finds New Use as Biofuel

(South Africa Today) • A startup in western Kenya has developed a process of making bioethanol from water hyacinths, addressing both the need for a clean fuel alternative to charcoal and fuelwood, and the spread of the invasive hyacinths. Proponents say a key advantage of this “second-generation” bioethanol over traditional

September 9, 2021 Read Full Article

United, Honeywell Invest in New Clean Tech Venture from Alder Fuels, Powering Biggest Sustainable Fuel Agreement in Aviation History

(United Airlines/PR Newswire)  United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years – which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world’s airlines’ publicly announced SAF commitments combined Honeywell first pioneered SAF production technology and will use its proven

September 9, 2021 Read Full Article

New Platform Speeds up Effort to Turn Crops into Fuel

by Scott Lyon (Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science) Princeton researchers have developed a new way to make fuel from cellulose — Earth’s most abundant organic compound, found in all plant cells — speeding up a notoriously slow chemical process and in some cases doubling energy yields over comparable methods.

September 9, 2021 Read Full Article

CHS Expands Soybean Oil Refining Capacity at Mankato Processing Plant: Renovation Driven by Strong Global Demand in Food and Energy Markets

(CHS)  CHS Inc., the nation’s leading agribusiness cooperative, today announced a major soybean refinery expansion and renovation project at the CHS Mankato, Minn., soybean processing plant, driven by global oil demand. The more than $60 million project is the second phase of CHS investments to capitalize on changing market dynamics and

September 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Maersk Invests in WasteFuel to Develop Green Bio-Methanol Production in the Americas and Asia

(Maersk) Three weeks after the announcement of an e-methanol sourcing agreement in Europe, A.P. Moller – Maersk invests in California-based WasteFuel, a start-up focused on turning waste into sustainable aviation fuel, green bio-methanol, and renewable natural gas. This investment is made through Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P.

September 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Neste to Acquire US Based Agri Trading to Strengthen Its Renewable Raw Material Trading and Sourcing to Serve Increasing Customer Demand for Renewable and Circular Solutions

(Neste)  Neste has agreed to acquire 100% of Agri Trading, one of the largest independent renewable waste and residue fat and oil traders in the United States, and its affiliate entities.The transaction is subject to the completion of customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. “This agreement supports our renewables growth strategy and

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo Announces Plans for Hydrocarbon-Process Pilot Unit at Luverne Facility

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), announced that it plans to install an alcohol-to-hydrocarbon process pilot unit at its facility located in Luverne, Minnesota (the “Luverne Facility”). The pilot unit is being designed to produce market development quantities of sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”), renewable premium gasoline, other renewable fuel products, as well

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Biofuel Program Sputters on Weak Emissions Accounting

by Sibélia Zanon  (Mongabay; Translated by Maya Johnson) • The RenovaBio program has been encouraging biofuel producers in Brazil to emit less carbon dioxide since the end of 2019. The program survived a rocky first year brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and volatility in the carbon credit market, but

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Auburn-Led Research Team Develops Biochemical Breakthrough for Renewable Fatty Acid Ester Production

by Jeremy Henderson (Auburn University)  On-going, Auburn-led research into biofuel and biochemical production just got a lot more eyes on it. Supported by a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy award issued in 2018, as well as funding from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, insights from the

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

New Funds Requested for DOE SAF Loan Guarantees

(The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition/PR Newswire)   The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition (“AFCC”), and its member companies are asking the Biden Administration to incentivize the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) – since it would be critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. transportation sector and

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

S&P Global Platts to Publish Prices Showing Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions Using Biofuels

(S&P Global Platts/PR Newswire)  New prices offer granular look at actual costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with biofuels —  S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, today announced it has launched a suite of 36 new daily prices to

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Big Changes in Renewable Diesel & SAF Feedstock Partnerships

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets Online/Biofuels Digest) A new study titled Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation 2030, Vol 2  (September, 2021) has discovered some surprising answers and useful insights to key questions regarding feedstock availability, scale up, partnerships and from 2020 to 2030 where many states and nations have targets. For example,

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

CPOPC Files Objection to EU Targeting Palm Oil in RED II Delegated Act Determining High ILUC-Risk Feedstock

(The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC)/EurActiv) The decision to target palm oil was based on uncertain science and outdated knowledge which was used in counterintuitive policymaking. Despite continuous criticism from the palm oil industry, the EU appears to be indifferent when it comes to the politics of trade, affirming

September 7, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Biofuel Reform Plan Risks Undermining Waste-Based Fuels: Industry

by Sean Goulding Carroll  (EURACTIV.com) The European Commission’s proposal to halt advanced biofuels from being double-counted towards road transport energy targets would diminish the use of waste-based fuels in favour of cheaper crop-based biofuels, a leading industry organisation has told EURACTIV. Under current legislation, advanced biofuels from waste sources such as

September 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Jet Fuel Incentives Make Wish List for Spending Bill

by Lillianna Byington (Bloomberg Government) Lawmakers and industry are pushing for incentives to make flying greener as part of a $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill. Democrats, who are prioritizing environmental projects in budget negotiations, say they see support for provisions such as a sustainable aviation fuel tax credit among their caucus. American

September 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Green Plains, Clean Sugar Tech, BioCampus: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Fluid Quip Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may know Fluid Quip Technologies from their work in ethanol, corn wet milling and biochemical industry, but did you know they have a partnership with Green Plains, BlackRock and others? Get a look at their BioCampus, sugar market opportunities, an overview of their clean

September 6, 2021 Read Full Article

He Says It’s Not about Climate. So Why Is Bill Gates Investing in Farmland?

by Rebecca Bauer (Farm Together/AgFunder Network) For many investors, farmland was not on the radar as an investable asset class until earlier this year, when it was revealed that the largest owners of US farmland were none other than Bill and Melinda Gates. Many were speculating about Gates’ motivation for the acquisitions

September 4, 2021 Read Full Article

LG Chem to Build Korea’s First Next-Generation Hydro-Treated Vegetable Oil Plant with Dansuk Industrial

(LG Chem) LG Chem to build Korea’s first next-generation Hydro-Treated Vegetable Oil plant with Dansuk Industrial; ■ Heads of Agreement for establishment of a joint venture signed with Dansuk Industrial on the 2nd.     – Plans to establish HVO plant by 2024 at LG Chem’s Daesan Complex; ■ Reinforcing the sustainability strategies

September 3, 2021 Read Full Article

West Bengal Will Be Self-Sufficient in Rice Bran-Based Ethanol Production: CM Mamata Banerjee

(Financial Express) West Bengal will soon come up with an ethanol production and promotion policy to make the state self-sufficient in rice bran-based ethanol production that has to be blended with petrol and diesel for lowering pollutants from the fossil fuel. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurating an industrial cluster

September 3, 2021 Read Full Article

The Ship Götheborg Uses Biofuels to Reduce Environmental and Climate Impact

(Götheborg of Sweden)  When sailing to Stockholm, and back to Gothenburg, the ship Götheborg uses RME biodiesel instead of marine diesel in two of its four fuel tanks. The initiative is part of a bigger sustainability commitment to minimise the ship’s environmental impact and promote solutions for a more sustainable

September 2, 2021 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil Introduces EMRD™, a Renewable Diesel Process Technology to Enable High Yields from Bio-Feedstocks

(ExxonMobil/Business Wire) ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC (“ExxonMobil”) has introduced ExxonMobil Renewable Diesel process technology (“EMRD”) to help meet the evolving needs for mobility, while utilizing renewable feedstock. This new process technology converts feedstocks including, but not limited to, vegetable oils, unconverted cooking oil and animal fats, into renewable diesel. Meets advanced

September 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Pennycress 2.0 – Improved Oil, Protein: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to CoverCress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bunge, REG and Bayer helped CoverCress raise a total of $22 million including $8 million in Series B in 2021. What does that mean for this low carbon cash cover crop and for growers? What is their commercial track? How are the harvest and oil

September 2, 2021 Read Full Article

A Once Defunct Sarnia Bioplastics Plant Has Risen from the Ashes

by Troy Shantz (The Sarnia Journal) A failed Sarnia bioplastics plant has been resurrected and is once again turning Ontario corn syrup into a key ingredient of biodegradable plastics. BioAmber was the flagship for a cluster of fledgling bio-based “green” companies in Sarnia before it declared bankruptcy and ceased operations in 2018,

September 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plants Help Drive Local Farm Economy

by Beth Welbers (Geneseo Republic)  Henry County has the good fortune to have two ethanol plants call the county home.  Farmers are able to sell their corn directly to the plants.  The addition of the ethanol plants to the market expands the options of selling directly to the local elevators, holding grain in

September 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Increasing Sugar Availability for Oil Synthesis: Findings Could Lead to Higher Potential for Biofuel Crops

(Brookhaven National Laboratory) A team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has bred a plant that produces more oil by manipulating the availability of sugar for oil synthesis. The team, led by BNL’s John Shanklin, achieved these results in using leaves of the fast-growing plant Arabidopsis, to mimic stem cells of

September 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Offering Biofuel Vehicles Will Be Mandatory for Auto Makers within 6 Months: Nitin Gadkari

(The Print) Consumers will have a choice between petrol & bioethanol. The switch to alternative is due to the surplus production of crops in India, from which bioethanol is made, Gadkari said.  — Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said India will make it mandatory for auto manufacturers to offer vehicles running

September 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Decarbonizing Ag & Transportation: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Nichole Fitzgerald, Program Manager, shared this short but sweet slide guide on BETO’s goals for 2021-2030 with large volumes of biomass being critical to achieving those goals, why they are looking at CO2 removal, feedstock technologies program

September 1, 2021 Read Full Article

The Oil Industry’s Bright Green Energy Future

by Mike Newman (Parhelion Underwriting) The Oil industry is under pressure on many fronts in the climate change era and faces an existential threat from alternative, renewable sources of energy – but the industry is also best-positioned to win the Prize in energy’s green future. … First, the background, from

September 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Argentina Takes Controversial Step Backwards in Biofuel Production

by Daniel Gutman  (Inter Press Service News Agency) Argentina, historically an agricultural powerhouse, has become a major producer of biofuels in recent years. However, this South American country is now moving backwards in the use of this oil substitute in transportation, a decision in which economics weighed heavily and environmental concerns

August 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Watching Henry Ford’s Ethanol Vision Come to Life

by Mychal Wilmes (AgWeek) Some vehicle manufacturers in the 1920s favored adding lead to gasoline to increase octane and to reduce engine knocking. (Henry) Ford thought ethanol could do the same while also helping farmers. … In an interview with the New York Times in 1925, Ford said “the fuel

August 31, 2021 Read Full Article

IFC and Cocal Team to Drive Renewable Energy and Improve Energy Efficiency in Brazil

(International Finance Corporation (Google Translation))  The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is supporting a new project in Brazil to strengthen the diversification of the country’s energy matrix. The US$ 70 million (about R$ 350 million) financing for the Cocal Group will expand the company’s ethanol and biogas production and will contribute to

August 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Grant Invests over €250K in R&D to Support Drive for Biofuel to Heat Irish Homes

(Laois News/Grant Engineering)  Grant Engineering, Ireland’s leading home heating appliance manufacturer, has invested over €250,000 in pioneering a major R&D breakthrough that could help reduce carbon emissions in rural and hard to heat homes throughout Ireland, including homes in Laois. The breakthrough will also help prevent Irish homeowners from incurring

August 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Energy Pioneer Stiesdal Starts up ‘Stepping Stone’ CO2-Negative Green Fuel Plant

by Darius Snieckus (ReCharge) Prototype of innovative technology that will produce e-fuel using a pyrolysis oven to avoid generating CO2 launched in Denmark, with 2MW model on near-horizon — A prototype of a innovative plant that will produce green fuel using an oxygenless pyrolysis oven to avoid generating CO2 has been launched

August 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels Offer Unique Opportunities

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant (American Agriculturalist/Farm Progress) Corn ethanol is still the king of biofuels, but other crop-based fuels are growing. — … Ron Alverson, a crop producer representing the American Coalition for Ethanol’s board of directors and the Dakota Ethanol board of directors, says that the performance of the California

August 27, 2021 Read Full Article

£4 Million Funding to Boost UK Biomass Production

(U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Lord Callanan) 24 projects receive government funding of up to £200,000 to increase UK production of biomass that can be used as sources of green energy.  —  24 projects will receive government funding of up to £200,000 to increase UK production

August 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Coproducts Revenue Rising

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) New benchmarking information points strongly toward a growing percentage of overall plant income streaming from ethanol’s ancillary outputs. Data from 65 participating facilities show revenue from coproducts averaged 27% of total plant revenue in Q1.  —  New data shows ethanol coproducts represent increasingly higher

August 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2

(Emerging Markets Online)  New study! Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2. (249 pages, August 2021) focuses on low-carbon feedstock availability, technology pathways for low carbon renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation production. Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 2030  covers four key areas: 1) renewable diesel producer case studies

August 26, 2021 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil Affiliate to Produce Renewable Diesel to Help Reduce Transportation Emissions in Canada

(ExxonMobil/Business Wire)  Project will include carbon capture and storage, hydrogen to meet low-carbon fuel standards; Strathcona refinery could produce 20,000 barrels of renewable diesel per day in 2024; Renewable diesel has the potential to reduce annual CO2 emissions by about 3 million metric tons compared to conventional fuels ExxonMobil affiliate

August 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Pipelines Seek to Hit Net-Zero Ethanol– Carbon Pipelines Offer Ethanol Lower Carbon Footprints and Tax Credits

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)   After years of battles over oil pipelines, two companies are pitching carbon dioxide pipelines that would crisscross six states and combine to sink as much as 24 million metric tons of carbon emissions into geologic formations — if they can convince landowners and others their

August 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Net-Zero Renewables: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can you imagine 100% reduction in GHG emissions? Where 100% of agricultural feedstock nutritional value is returned to the food chain? Check out this illuminating slide guide highlighting Gevo’s Cradle to Cradle Lifecycle actions and plans for transportation fuels and net-zero products.   READ MORE Learn

August 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Highways: New Technologies Will Help Us Build Healthier Societies in 7 Ways

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Change represents opportunity. Here are 7 Transformations of the Highway system worth tracking now. 1. New roadtop materials. Paving materials are heading in a sustainable direction. Bitumen (asphalt) can now be made using biobased technology and biomass resources — typically, pyrolysis is used. That’s a same-as

August 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Airlines Commit to Reducing Carbon Emissions, but Challenges Stand in the Way

by Bailey Berg (Washington Post) … One promising method is boosting access to and the use of more-sustainable fuels. Fuels powered by plant and municipal waste could help lower carbon dioxide emissions up to 80 percent compared with conventional fossil-based jet fuel, according to Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders, but ramping

August 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Calumet Montana Refining and Governor Gianforte to Cut Ribbon on First Delivery of Renewable Feedstock

(Calumet Specialty Products Partners/CISION) Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) announces that the Partnership and the Honorable Governor Greg Gianforte are holding a formal ribbon cutting ceremony today at the plant. This event will celebrate the delivery of the first seed oil feedstock to be used in the production of renewable diesel fuel.

August 24, 2021 Read Full Article
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