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From Food Waste to Biobased
August 13, 2018 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … “About 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year – an estimated one in three mouthfuls of food every day,” according to Alessandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer of …

Hydrogen Fuel Breakthrough in Queensland Could Fire up Massive New Export Market
August 10, 2018 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith  (ABC News)  Two cars powered by hydrogen derived from ammonia will be tested in Brisbane today thanks to a Queensland breakthrough that CSIRO researchers say could turn Australia into a renewable energy superpower.

For …

IPTEC and USEK Signing an MOU on the Installation of a Pilot Plant for the Production of Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil (WCO)
August 10, 2018 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(IPT Group)  The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and IPT Energy Center (IPTEC), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon, signed an MOU to install a pilot plant for …

On the Rise: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas, Its Markets and Production and Treatment Technologies
August 9, 2018 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with biogas?  The U.S. market has lagged in the development of biogas facilities because of the low cost of electricity, natural gas and vehicle fuels derived from petroleum.
The passing of …

Making Crude Oil from Paper Pulp? Vertoro Creates This ‘Green Gold’
August 9, 2018 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Olga Koltsova (Innovation Origins)  Vertoro is Spanish for “Green Gold“. The founders clearly had their end product in mind when they started thinking of a brand name. Vertoro, a spin-off from The Chemelot Institute for Science & …

Pöyry Awarded EPC Contract for Biogas Plant Expansion in Finland
August 8, 2018 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(Pöyry/Biomass Magazine)  Gasum Ltd has awarded Pöyry with the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services assignment for Topinoja biogas plant expansion project in Turku, Finland. The work will be carried out between May 2018 and …

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?
August 8, 2018 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of the municipal, industrial, agricultural and …

First AD Plant Certified under New Performance Scheme
August 7, 2018 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A food waste-to-energy plant in Wiltshire has become the first in England to be certified under the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS).
The Bore Hill Farm Biodigester in Warminster, Wiltshire is run by Malaby Biogas …

Federally Funded Project Uses Microbes to Convert CO2 to RNG
August 7, 2018 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced new grant funding for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory to conduct new power-to-gas research.
The two entities will …

Biomass, Biomass and More Biomass: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Billion Ton Report, Vol. 1
August 6, 2018 – 8:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US Department of Energy’s Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy says that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at $40 or less per ton by 2040, and 1 …

How Is CAAFI Engaging with Emerging Companies, and What Early-Stage Pathways Should SAJF Stakeholders Be Aware of?
August 6, 2018 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative) … Feedstocks:
The companies are pursuing various feedstock categories, including algae, cellulosics, lipids, sugars, oilseeds, tall oil residue, and sugars. Most of the companies were only pursuing one feedstock category, with only …

Scientists Figured Out How to Use London’s Huge Fatbergs for Good
August 6, 2018 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Yasmin Tayag (Inverse)  Who says a rock-solid grease clot has to be a bad thing?  —  … The new Water, Air, & Soil Pollution paper shows how future Fatty McFatbergs (that’s what Brits named the biggest one) can be used to churn …

Plastics Proliferation Transitioning to Bioplastics Boost
August 6, 2018 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  IHS Markit published a plastics report saying that the market value for biodegradable polymers exceeds $1 billion and will rise sharply by 2023 thanks to increased plastic regulations and bans in Western Europe. …

Pilot Sewage to Crude Oil Plant Gets $4 Million Funding
August 2, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  $4 million AUD (€2.5 million) in funding is set to be provided to Australia’s Southern Oil Refining for a pilot plant which will turn biosolids from sewage to crude oil. According to a statement, …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 2nd: Waste Plastics for Fuels and Sneakers, Eggs without the Chicken, 3D Printing, Algae-Based Ketchup Packaging, Green Funerals, Biodegradable Grills
August 2, 2018 – 10:24 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, …

New Approach to Trash Is Displacing Fossil Fuels
August 1, 2018 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Cliff Gladstein (GNA/ACT News)  In early July 2018, renewable natural gas (RNG) began to flow into Southern California’s natural gas distribution system from a state-of-the-art high solid anaerobic digester (HSAD) in Perris, California, that processes organic waste …

World’s Largest Liquid Biomethane Plant Completed
August 1, 2018 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The plant in Skogn, Norway built by Biokraft in collaboration with Norske Skog Skogn AS produces at full capacity 25M m3 of biogas per year that will be upgraded and liquified to be used in …

Wärtsilä to Acquire Puregas Solutions
August 1, 2018 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Wärtsilä/Biomass Magazine)  The technology group Wärtsilä has reached an agreement to acquire Puregas Solutions, the Sweden-based provider of turnkey biogas upgrading solutions. Puregas is a leading player in its field with subsidiary companies in Germany, Denmark, …

This Start-Up Turns Pollution from Factories into Fuel That Powers Cars — and One Day Planes
July 30, 2018 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Catherine Clifford (CNBC)  A bacteria found in the gut of a rabbit can now help cars run in a more eco-friendly way.  The bacteria, identified by biotech start-up LanzaTech, helps turn factory carbon emissions, a.k.a. pollution, into ethanol …

Toronto Makes Renewable Natural Gas Moves
July 24, 2018 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., the City of Toronto, Ontario, is making moves to operate a facility that will turn biogas into renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel the …

McDonald’s to Recycle Cooking Oil into Biodiesel for Powering Supply Trucks
July 23, 2018 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  The company started the pilot last year with Unicon Biofuels, and has so far scaled it up to cover 85 restaurants in the city  —  Hardcastle Restaurants, the master franchisee for McDonald’s …

Inver Grove Heights Biofuel Plant Still on Track, but Hurdles Remain
July 23, 2018 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Adler (Star Tribune)  Garbage-to-ethanol plant in Inver Grove Heights still needs approvals.   —  Plans to create the country’s first garbage-to-ethanol plant in Inver Grove Heights are progressing. Yet hurdles remain for Enerkem, the Canadian company …

Biofuels Are Rockin’ the Boat in Maritime Sector
July 23, 2018 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Here are some companies that are answering the call for the maritime and shipping sectors with viable biofuel alternatives, the technologies and innovations, the rough waves that still lie …

Enerkem to Make Methanol Through Gasification in Netherlands
July 20, 2018 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Arlene Karidis (Waste 360)  The company will divert what would have headed elsewhere for incineration, while creating an alternative to fossil fuel, mainly for manufacturing and transportation fuel blends.
Now that Enerkem’s Edmonton, Alberta, waste-to-cellulosic ethanol plant is …

Greenergy International: Acquires Amsterdam Biodiesel Manufacturing Facility
July 20, 2018 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

(Greenergy International/4-Traders)  Greenergy has reached an agreement with Oiltanking, a leading tank terminal operator, to purchase an idle biodiesel manufacturing facility located at Oiltanking’s site in Amsterdam. The acquisition of a third biodiesel plant will allow …

Is Renewable Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel?
July 20, 2018 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Todd Campbell (ACT News/California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership)  Is natural gas renewable? What is renewable natural gas? Is renewable natural gas a fossil fuel?
To those of us in the industry, these questions may sound like …

The Sustainable City further Reduces Its Carbon Footprint by Adopting B100 Bio-Diesel
July 19, 2018 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Go Dubai) The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City  —  The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to …

ADVANCEFUEL at EU Sustainable Energy Week
July 18, 2018 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(ADVANCEFUEL)  The ADVANCEFUEL project was represented at the EU Sustainable Energy Week, with a stall in its Networking Village on 6 June in Brussels. The stall was hsoted by Ayla Uslu (ECN) and Ric Hoefnagels (Utrecht University), …

Skangas Fuels the Tanker Fure Vinga with Liquefied Biogas (LBG)
July 18, 2018 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(SkanGas)  Skangas have supplied the leading Swedish shipping company and LNG pioneer Furetank with Liquefied Biogas (LBG) – a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T FURE VINGA from Skangas’ …

SET-Plan Steering Group Approved Implementation Plan of SET-Plan Action 8: Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels for Sustainable Transport
July 18, 2018 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

(European Technology and Innovation Platform-Bioenergy)  On 13 June 2018 the SET-Plan Steering Group approved the Implementation Plan of SET-Plan Action 8: Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels for Sustainable Transport.
The plan was prepared by a working group, co …

Fueling Change: A Family Business Transforms Fuel Supplies and Its Community
July 17, 2018 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Jordon DeGroote and Alex Gerard (Clean Energy Business Network)  In 2007, as gas prices were passing $4 a gallon, Joe and Beth Renwick were looking to cut costs in their family budget. They decided to …

Boskalis Westminster : Nederland Aiming for 35% CO2 Reduction with GoodFuels Biofuel
July 16, 2018 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Boskalis)  Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2emitted by the fleet and …

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for Survival in the Bioeconomy
July 16, 2018 – 10:56 am | No Comment

Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Some of these started with biofuels then went into chemicals, nutrition or protein and some are going back to their beginnings. What they all have in common, however, is they …

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever
July 13, 2018 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels.
But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that pay, then applications at scale. Let’s …

MaREI Secure €4.4 Million to Support Ireland’s Indigenous Biomass and Bioenergy Industry
July 12, 2018 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Science Foundation Ireland)  … The Spoke research teams will collaborate in developing technologies capable of converting a wide variety of residues and by-products to homogenous energy carriers and optimising performance of internal combustion engines using advanced …

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels
July 11, 2018 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like it from waste, even better. Out …

Royal Netherlands Air Force First to Operate F-16 Fighting Falcon on SAF
July 11, 2018 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy International)  Over the next fortnight, one F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Royal Netherlands Air Force will operate from Leeuwarden Air Base on a 5 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), supplied by SkyNRG, a …

New Biomethane Double Decker Bus Arrives in Eastern England
July 9, 2018 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Scania/NGV Journal)  Ipswich Buses has joined forces with Scania to bring a biogas-powered double decker to the streets of Ipswich. The state-of-the-art vehicle started the 6-week trial in June and will operate on Route 5, which …

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks
July 9, 2018 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas pipelines. This is the first …

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the Latest Research, Syngas Is on Fire
July 9, 2018 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Syngas, or synthesis gas, is on fire lately, with new technologies making the most of waste products like CO2 or low-grade biomass and converting them into useful hot stuff like …

CalRecycle Awards $25 Million for Organics Recycling Projects–Communities Get Environmental and Economic Boost from California Climate Investments
July 6, 2018 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(CalRecycle)  The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has awarded more than $25 million in California Climate Investments to bolster organics recycling infrastructure in the state and rescue edible food for Californians in need. The …

Protein, Protein: The Bioeconomy’s Latest Technology Fad Is, Actually, a Pivot Back to an Ancient and Enduring Concern
July 6, 2018 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Protein has become the answer to almost every question. How will you achieve scale? Protein. How will you make money? Protein. What will save the world? Protein. What are you going …

5 Minutes With… Dhivya Puri, Senior Technical Lead at Fiberight.
July 6, 2018 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Dave Songer (Bio-Based World News)  “The milestones and professional growth I’ve achieved in this role are above and beyond what I could have accomplished in academia within the same time frame.”
Fiberight is a UK- and …

New Household Cooking Oils Recycling Service Launched
July 2, 2018 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Scottish Borders Council)  A new service which allows the public to recycle their leftover cooking oils has been launched.  The service is now available at all seven community recycling centres in the Borders and has the backing of …

China’s Shift to Cleaner Energy Drives Huge Ethanol Demand
June 29, 2018 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Leah Marie Angelou (Small Cap Network) … China is at a crossroad as it shifts to cleaner and renewable energy sources. Can the country keep up with its environmental pledge?  —  In September 2017, the …

REFILE-FEATURE-In Hunt for Clean Jet Fuel, South Africa Swaps Tobacco for Weeds
June 28, 2018 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Munyaradzi Makoni (Reuters)  When a South African Airways Boeing 737 took off from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg two years ago, headed for Cape Town, it was powered by an unusual fuel: tobacco.
South Africa …

Recycled Frying Oil Fuels 10-Million-Km Journey to Improve Local Air Quality – McDonald’s UAE
June 28, 2018 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Zawaya/McDonalds UAE)  Biodiesel initiative saves CO2 equivalent of burning over 4-million kilos of coal since launching  —  McDonald’s UAE today announced that its logistics fleet of biodiesel delivery trucks have clocked a whopping 10,000,000 kilometers since …

Air Liquide Inaugurates a Biomethane Production Unit in France
June 27, 2018 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  On June 22, in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France, Air Liquide inaugurates a biomethane production unit and a multi-energy distribution station nearby. Thanks to its complete mastery of the biogas recovery chain, Air Liquide …

Minister Humphreys Announces College Group’s €10m expansion
June 27, 2018 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(College Group)  Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD today announced that College Group will invest €10m in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil and animal fats in …

EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation
June 26, 2018 – 8:40 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Cattle waste and wastewater. Sludgy grease ensconced in restaurant and cafeteria grease traps.  Food waste—uneaten leftovers or culinary mistakes. Contrary to the lyrics in The Sound of Music, these aren’t a few of our …

Deliver Sustainable Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the IEA Technology Roadmap
June 26, 2018 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bioenergy needs a new impetus based on up to date evidence and experience, according to this presentation deck on the IEA Bioenergy Roadmap.
The authors contend that there is growing consensus on …

NYC Councilmembers Fight for RNG as Transportation Fuel
June 26, 2018 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In a joint letter, New York City councilmembers are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to “show environmental leadership” by encouraging the adoption of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel.
Specifically, …

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot News from Sea to Shore
June 25, 2018 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The VERGE conference was held in Honolulu last week gathering energy and transportation leaders to talk about lessons learned in clean energy and electricity that can be transferred to the …

Biofuel’s Role in the Circular Economy: Key Lessons and Actions for the Industry
June 22, 2018 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) When it comes to reducing, reusing and recycling our goods most people associate consuming less of what we already have with a ‘circular economy’. What is rarely, if ever …

Taking off: Velocys, Shell, British Airways, UK Government, New Energy Risk, Red Rock Biofuels, TCG Global, PQ, and Advanced Plasma Power Figure in Key Renewable Jet Fuel Project Advances
June 21, 2018 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New Energy Risk’s new performance insurance for TCG Global’s gasifiers and a significant project advance from Velocys in the UK are on the docket today.
These companies and the news this morning …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Rockin’ It This Month
May 14, 2018 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Neste reaches 1B gallons renewable diesel sale, runs in fire trucks, ambulances and school vehicles  —  In Texas, Neste U.S., Inc. is celebrating its 1 billionth gallon of Neste MY Renewable Diesel sold …

A World First in the Port of Amsterdam
May 11, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(Port of Amsterdam)   In the port of Amsterdam the construction has started of a new facility that will convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel for the transport sector, which will cut down CO₂ emission by 57,000 tonnes …

From Gen1 to High-Value: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis
May 11, 2018 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

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

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California
May 10, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition/ACT News)  California policy makers—at the local and state level—are increasingly under pressure to make electric vehicles the only clean transportation option for every use. That would be a …

Advanced Biofuel Plant Planned to Open in 2022
May 10, 2018 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Catalan News)  Pioneering Canadian/French joint project aims to build recycling centre in Tarragona region for €250m  —  A Canadian company and a French firm are together planning to open a plant in Catalonia to turn solid urban waste …

Greenbelt Resources Offers Partial Solution to Chinese Government’s Mandated Use of 4+ Billion Gallons of Ethanol
May 9, 2018 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation GRCO, +23.29% (Greenbelt), the developer and provider of a sustainable ECOsystem model that transforms waste into bio-ethanol, today announced that CEO Darren Eng will visit China this month by special letter invitation to assist …

Rallying for RNG
May 9, 2018 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas’s Marcus Gillette discusses the organization, its goals and progress in expanding the production and use of RNG in North America.  — … The Coalition for Renewable …

Electricity-Based Fuels: As Much as Needed for the Sake of the Climate, as Little as Possible for the Sake of Efficiency
May 9, 2018 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(Agora Verkehrswende and Agora Energiewende)  … The production of power-based synthetic fuels is a multi-stage process. First, clean energy from wind or PV electrolyzes water into hydrogen and oxygen. Then, the hydrogen is combined with carbon …

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build and Operate Kompogas® Plant to Turn Jönköping’s Organic Waste into Vehicle Fuel
May 9, 2018 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Hitachi Zosen Inova)  Hitachi Zosen Inova is to build Scandinavia’s second Kompogas® facility in Jönköping, Sweden. It will use a dry fermentation process to convert around 40,000 metric tons of organic waste a year into fuel …

Port of Seattle Announces Partnership for Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Sea-Tac Airport
May 9, 2018 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Port of Seattle)  Innovative partnership with 13 airlines aims to replace 10 percent of traditional jet fuel with local, sustainable supply in 10 years  —  The Port of Seattle announced today that 13 airlines, including Alaska Airlines, …

Velocys Picks up Velocity While Rockin’ with Red Rock
May 8, 2018 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In the United Kingdom, renewable fuels company, Velocys, received a “notice to proceed” action to commence manufacturing of the Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst for the Red Rock Biofuels biorefinery that will be located …

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves
May 7, 2018 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are major contributors to household air …

Bioenergy (Biofuels/Biomass) Low-Carbon Biofuels, Bioproducts Crucial to Two Degree Scenario
May 7, 2018 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In April, the European Commission, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), below50, the Biofuture Platform, and the ART Fuels Forum formally expressed the sense that low-carbon fuels will be …

The Production and Use of Renewable Natural Gas as a Climate Strategy in the United States
May 4, 2018 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Gasper and Tim Searchinger (World Resources Institute)  The production of renewable natural gas (RNG, also known as biomethane or upgraded biogas) is an emerging strategy to turn organic waste into a low carbon fuel for use in …

Biomethane Supply Expected to Grow at North American CNG Stations
May 4, 2018 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Fortistar/NGV Journal)  Fortistar, LLC will be entering construction shortly on a portfolio of new landfill Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) projects for transportation fuel projects. RNG or biomethane is American-made from sustainable sources such as landfill gas …

Biodiesels Produced from Certain Feedstocks Have Distinct Properties from Petroleum Diesel
May 4, 2018 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Steve Hanson, Neil Agarwal (U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Agency) Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from various feedstocks, including refined vegetable oils, recycled cooking oils, and rendered animal fats. Different feedstocks produce biodiesel with …

Secretary Perry Announces Up to $78 Million for Bioenergy Research Funding Opportunities LOI due May 30, 2018
May 3, 2018 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.
“The …

Biofuel Trial to Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases
May 3, 2018 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(Red Funnel Ferry)  Red Funnel has announced that it is trialing the use of Green D+ fossil-free fuel on its ro-pax fleet of ships which operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight.
The cross-Solent ferry …

New Biogas-to-RNG Plant in Iowa to Serve Transportation Industry
May 3, 2018 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  GAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development (BRD) have announced the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
The facility will …

To Meet Emission Reductions Objectives in Transport, Sustainable Renewable Fuels Are an Important Part of the Solution
May 2, 2018 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(Methanol Institute/EIN Presswire)   The Methanol Institute (MI), the trade association representing the global methanol industry this week released a paper providing input for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) trilogue procedure currently underway between the European …

Weltec Biopower Showcases Biogas Solutions in Munich
May 1, 2018 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Weltec Biopower/NGV Journal)  At the IFAT, trade fair for environmental technologies in Munich, Germany, the German company WELTEC BIOPOWER will exhibit its technologies for the energetic use of organic waste and wastewater to a broad industrial …

UK Government Aims to Upscale Biofuel Use in Road Haulage and Air Freight and Passenger Movements
April 30, 2018 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

(Handy Shipping Guide)  New Targets Come Into Force This Week   —  New biofuel targets coming into force on April 15 aims to see the use of renewable fuels in the UK’s transport industry double within 15 years, …

Co-Processing Provision Approved and Added to ASTM 1655 Annex A1, Enables Renewable Feedstocks in Jet Fuel
April 30, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative)  The Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants, as well as their D02.J0 Sub-committee on Aviation Fuels, have approved the co-processing of renewable feedstocks with crude oil-derived middle distillates …

Reproducible, High-Yielding, Biological Caproate Production from Food Waste Using a Single-Phase Anaerobic Reactor System
April 30, 2018 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Corine Orline Nzeteu, Anna Christine Trego, Florence Abram, and Vincent O’Flaherty (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  … In recent years, organic waste streams have been investigated as attractive and sustainable feedstock alternatives. In particular, attention has recently focused …

MRC Will Work With Towns That Won’t Landfill Waste Amid Biofuel Plant Delays
April 26, 2018 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by A.J. Higgins (Maine Public)  Members of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) said Wednesday that it will work with communities that are uncomfortable with an interim plan to temporarily send their municipal solid waste to a …

Upgraded Aemetis Plant in India Completes Biodiesel Production Using Lower Cost, High FFA Waste Feedstock
April 26, 2018 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(EconoTimes/Aemetis)  Pre-treatment Unit Passes First Production Tests Required to Supply BP Singapore Under Three-year Agreement  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary completed the production of high quality distilled biodiesel from lower quality, high …

Air Liquide Doubles Its Biomethane Production Capacity
April 25, 2018 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the U.S, France, and the U.K. With these units, Air Liquide has doubled its biomethane production capacity, which …

RNG Coalition Releases RNG Project Map, Database
April 25, 2018 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas/Biomass Magazine)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) announced the release April 19 of a new map and project database of renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities in North America. …

New Nanocatalysts for Biofuel Processing
April 24, 2018 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight) A project called Biogo-for-Production has developed new nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources.
The researchers focused on the development of advanced nanocatalysts, coupled with advanced reactor …

Woodland Meadows Landfill Gas-to-RNG Facility Now Open
April 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Ameresco Inc. says its gas-to-energy facility at Waste Management’s Woodland Meadows Landfill in Michigan has achieved Environmental Protection Agency approval and is now in operation.
Ameresco designed and built and now owns …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar
April 24, 2018 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and Joel Stone from ConVergince. While they …

Tapping Biogas for the Renewable Hydrogen That We Really, Really Need
April 24, 2018 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For those newer to the field, one of the problems of using biomass to make a fuel is that a carbohydrate contains around 53% oxygen by weight and needs about …

Europe’s Renewables ‘Multipliers’ Only Subtract
April 23, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … They rely on “multipliers” that artificially inflate the contribution of certain renewables, while doing nothing to help the climate. Double counting electrified rail transport or certain waste-based fuels are good …

Dane County Executive Parisi Kicks Off Construction of First of its Kind Project in the Nation
April 23, 2018 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(Dane County Wisconsin)  Creates Economic Incentive for Development of Lakes Clean Up Efforts  —  Today (April 19, 2018), Dane County Executive Joe Parisi kicked off construction for an innovative project that will turn garbage and cow manure …

Chemicals, a Second Life for Carbon: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
April 19, 2018 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the …

RNG Bill Moves Forward in California
April 19, 2018 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications advanced a pro-renewable natural gas (RNG) bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).
S.B.1440, introduced by State Sen. …

Stanley Council to Decide Fate of Proposed Biofuel Plant
April 19, 2018 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Bill Poteat (Gaston Gazette)  … Walyak Energy has proposed building the $45 million facility on vacant land at the intersection of N.C. 27 and El Remarko Drive.
In an April 9 presentation to the council, Walyak …

Messages from Brussels: More Biofuels for Transport Are Badly Needed and Can Be Produced Sustainably
April 18, 2018 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(BioFuture Platform)  Several international initiatives and organizations met in Brussels to discuss the need and the ways to scale up low carbon fuels in transport. The international conference, titled “The role of low carbon fuels in …

Northern Forest Center, Calgren Dairy Fuels Win Industry Awards
April 18, 2018 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)  BBI International and Biomass Magazine named its annual industry award winners at the 11th International Biomass Conference & Expo underway in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Groundbreaker of the Year Award is designed to recognize people, companies or organizations that …

Complex Feedstocks, Clean Synthesis Gas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sierra Energy
April 18, 2018 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sierra Energy has created what is billed as “the world’s most efficient gasifier,” FastOx, developed in conjunction with UC Davis, US Army and California Energy Commission. Gasification is the missing link …

RED II Perpetuates Advanced Biofuel Trade Distortions and Incentivises Fraud
April 17, 2018 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Europe Renewables/EurActiv) The Energy Directive (RED 2) transport decarbonisation ambitions ostensibly promote major capital investment in truly advanced biofuels breakthrough technologies. However, the Directive will not generate meaningful advanced biofuels investment. Instead, it incentivises …

Italy Earmarks EUR 4.7bn for Biofuel Incentives in the Transport Sector
April 17, 2018 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(JDSUPRA/McDermott Will & Emery)  Transport fuel retailers are obliged to sell a minimum amount of biofuel annually, calculated as a percentage of the energy content of the transport fuel sold in the relevant year. Such obligation …

Veolia Launch New Online Marketplace for Organic Resources in the UK
April 17, 2018 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(Veolia)  As part of the drive to increase the circular economy global resource management company, Veolia, is launching an online trading platform that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. Designed to save users …

Equipment Needs to Study Mixing of Fibrous Materials
April 17, 2018 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Gregory T. Benz (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  There are many sources of organic fibers that can be used as feedstock for biofuels and renewable chemicals. The author has tested many lignocellulosic materials for fluid flow …

Study Shows 95% of Wooden Pallets are Recycled, Indicating Significant Gains in Landfill Avoidance
April 16, 2018 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(National Wooden Pallet & Container Association/PR Newswire)   Preliminary results of a research project conducted by Virginia Tech on the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites reveal that 95% of wooden pallets are being recycled.  

The landfill avoidance …

Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again
April 16, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  With 195 countries on the planet today, an impressive 53 countries are Commonwealth countries, including countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific. They include large, rich countries …

A New Tailor-Made Approach to Biofuels
April 11, 2018 – 11:38 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/CORDIS)  … Some microbes have natural structures called cellulosomes that contain cellulases, enzymes that break down cellulose efficiently into sugars. The EU-funded CELLULOSOMEPLUS project developed designer cellulosomes (DCs) to achieve high yields of fermentable sugars from the organic …

Raimondo Backs Biodiesel Increase in Visit to Newport Company
April 11, 2018 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Sean Flynn (Newport Daily News) Newport Biodiesel LLC saw a big jump in demand for its product at the beginning of the year when a Massachusetts regulation took effect that requires a minimum 10 …

VIDEO: Sustane Technologies Seeks to Turn Garbage Bags into Biofuel in Chester
April 5, 2018 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Rankin (The Chronicle Herald)  A 40,000 square-foot building at Chester’s landfill is expected to convert garbage bags into about 3.5 million litres of synthetic diesel every year.
The facility intends to take on 90 per cent …

First Car Driving with Global Bioenergies’ Renewable Gasoline
April 5, 2018 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  First Audi car to drive at the Montlhéry circuit using over 34% renewable gasoline; One-cylinder engine testing results confirm renewable gasoline has very high performances; Start of the on-road testing phase  —  Today, for the first …

Researchers Improve Method to Convert Food Waste into Biofuels
April 4, 2018 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Sharon Gaudin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Biomass Magazine)  Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating a better way to convert waste food into biofuels that are …

Global Green to Expand Biogas Program to 2 California Cities
April 4, 2018 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Global Green/Biomass Magazine)  Non-profit, Global Green announced March 23 it will select two Southern California cities as partners to participate in a new food waste recycling program, using an Eco-Ambassador resident outreach model. The two cities …

FAME, Rapeseed Oil Round Robin Tests Modified to Include UCO
April 4, 2018 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The German biodiesel quality management association (AGQM) and the mineral oil and fuels standards committee (FAM) have opened registration for their annual round robin tests for biodiesel and rapeseed oil. After …

Oakland and Renewable Diesel: ‘Not a Single Downside’
April 2, 2018 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (NGT News)  The City of Oakland, Calif., recently floated a tender for fuel suppliers, seeking bids on both unleaded gasoline and diesel, and specifying California Air Resources Board-approved renewable diesel for the latter.
Oakland switched …