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Making Farmer-Centered Innovation Common Practice

(Farm Journal/Trust in Food) Farm Journal was named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies list for Trust In Food’s™ work on “cultivating a changemaking relationship with farmers" on the pathway to regenerative agriculture.  The honor is thrilling, especially as we were an outlier

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National Biodiesel Day: Industry Celebrates Feedstock Innovation

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Annual celebration takes place on Rudolf Diesel’s birthday, March 18 -- On National Biodiesel Day, March 18, the clean fuels industry celebrates a milestone in renewable fuel history while honoring the legacy of Rudolf Diesel, the visionary behind the

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US Imports 2nd-Highest Volume of Biobased Diesel in History Last Year, Exports Hit 15-Year High

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daiy)  The U.S. imported more than 863 million gallons of biobased diesel in 2023, the second-highest volume of combined biodiesel and renewable diesel imports on record, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration compiled

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Vanguard Renewables 10 Years On

by Jim Lane and John Hanselman (Biofuels Digest) “In this period of a very, very short timeframe over several months, back in 2012. for a series of completely disassociated reasons. I had a whole bunch of kind of folks coming to

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Brazil in the G-20 Presidency and the Global Biofuels Alliance

by Jefferson dos Santos Estevo* and Laís Forti Thomaz** (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA) was launched in October 2023 during the 18th G-20 Summit in India. That country held the rotating presidency of the group, which consists of 19 countries

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Interview: Malaysia's B20 Mandate Could Boost Biodiesel Output by 79%: Trade Body Head

by Aditya Kondalamahanty, Samyak Pandey, Ck Quick  (S&P Global)  The Malaysian Biodiesel Association, or MBA, has projected a surge in the country's biodiesel production to 2.5 million mt once thegovernment's B20 mandate is completely fulfilled, the association's President U R Unnithan

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Canada Backs World Energy GH2’s Green Hydrogen Project with $95M

by Ajsa Habibic (Offshore Energy) The Government of Canada has agreed to support the development of Project Nujio’qonik, the country’s first commercial-scale green hydrogen/ammonia facility on the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.-- To this end, World Energy GH2, the developer of

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Chevron Closes Western Iowa, Wisconsin Biodiesel Plants Amid Harsh Market, Blames Biden EPA

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  ... Critics last year said the EPA set the 2023 to 2025 blending requirements for biodiesel and other biomass-based fuel too low, failing to capitalize on renewable fuels’ ability to cut emissions that contribute to climate change. For

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Purpose-Grown Energy Crops: What Drives Feedstock Innovation

by Glenn Farris (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Diges) In the drive towards a clean energy future and a low-carbon energy environment, purpose-grown energy crops will play a major role. At this time and for many years, researchers associated with universities, national

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BLE Publishes Evaluation and Experience Eeport 2022 - UFOP: GHG Efficiency Competition Reduces Biofuel Demand

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) )  The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) is taking the evaluation and experience report 2022 recently published by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) as an opportunity

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Is There a Future for Biodiesel in Europe?

by Edgar Ahn (BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH/Biobased Diesel Daily)  A comprehensive look at the policy landscape and market opportunities for fatty acid methyl esters in the European Union. --  ... A group of experts from the Dutch Rabobank anticipates a sharp decline in

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New EU-funded FUELGAE Project Aims to Resurrect Algae as a Promising Source for Aviation Biofuels

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) Over a decade ago, algae was seen as a very promising biomass for producing jet biofuel and a number of high-profile startups attracted big-name investors. In 2009, Continental Airlines flew the United States’ first-ever commercial jet

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BioAdvance Invests 22 Million in Biofuels Factory in Figueira da Foz

by Antonio Larguesa (Eco Sapo (Google Translation)) Company led by Paulo Gaspar builds one of the largest European advanced biofuel units in the Port of Figueira da Foz. It has already reserved land and 50 million for second generation ethanol. -- n industrial investment

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel. Charts and Graphs Included

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  ... Biofuels overall account for a small but growing share of US transportation energy. Figure 2 shows that petroleum supplies 94 percent of US transportation energy while biofuels are 6 percent. Of the biofuels,

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Big Green? The Clean Energy Leader Enraging Environmentalists

by Timothy Cama (E&E News Greenwire) ... “We are moving from kind of a clean-versus-dirty, renewables-versus-fossil imagination of this kind of bifurcated energy industry to the reality that these are big companies with both renewable and fossil assets,” (Jason) Grumet, a

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Solutions from the Land’s 2024 Priorities

(Solutions from the Land) With the dawn of 2024, we mark and celebrate the 20th anniversary of 25x’25, SfL’s inaugural initiative which led to the adoption of the first ever renewable energy goal for our nation. Two decades ago, working with and

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Höegh Autoliners and VARO partner to Accelerate Sustainable Shipping

(Höegh Autoliners)  VARO Energy and Höegh Autoliners, a leading global provider of ocean transportation solutions, today announced a strategic partnership aimed at advancing the decarbonisation of maritime sectors. This collaboration focuses on supplying 100% advanced biofuels for deep-sea transportation from Europe,

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A Clear Road Ahead (ClearFlame Engine Technologies)

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In the pursuit of decarbonization, diesel, the energy-dense fuel that powers industrial and commercial transport globally, is difficult to replace. ClearFlame Engine Technologies has developed a solution to this problem, using a cheaper and lower-carbon

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Letter: Focus on Biofuels, Hydrogen Power

By Peter Brown, VANCOUVER (The Columbian) We grow weary of the warriors for climate. We have real examples available and we do not need the watt-suckers’ fervent campaign to go from clean tailpipe to filthy pipeline campaigns. Most EVs will be

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Biomass to Liquid Fuels: We Need Commercial Scale Gen 2 Success

by Doug Rivers (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... And while advances have been made in the materials handling and pretreatment of these feedstocks, commercial scale attempts produce ethanol have been met with multiple and highly visible failures measured in at least hundreds

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Harvesting Hydrogen

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The largest ethanol producer in Brazil has teamed up with a hydrogen technology company, along with others, to build what is believed to be the world’s first ethanol-to-hydrogen fueling station. Located on Brazil’s University of

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Biofuels in the Pan Amazon

by Timothy J. Killeen (Mongabay) ... The spikes in commodity prices in the first decade of the twenty-first century coincided with a global boom in biofuels. The interest in biofuels was motivated allegedly by a concern for global warming but other,

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2005 The Energy Policy Act

by Eric Vettel (American Energy Society/Energy Today) ... In this lukewarm political atmosphere, the 109th Congress took its seats, and then set out in a desperate search to find a legislative agenda that connected with the public, now also frustrated by the

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Powered By Partnerships

by Geoff Cooper (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  Helen Keller said it best: “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Over the past four decades, the U.S. ethanol industry has achieved numerous victories on the policy and

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Post-2030: A Similar Trend as Ethanol in U.S. Road Transport?

by Phillipe Marchand (Transport Energy Strategies) ... The EU ReFuel EU Aviation regulation to mandate SAF incorporation looks solid, promoting a fast-escalating mandate between 2025 and 2050, in line with the urgency to reach net zero emissions in 2050. The HEFA pathway, transforming

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaJet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Lanzajet says we are at an inflection point for the sustainable aviation industry. Why? How? What’s LanzaJet’s role in it all? How are they driving innovation and accelerating deployment of SAF? What’s the status of their

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Putting the ‘S’ into SAF

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels International) When the US Congress expanded the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2007, some ill-informed environmental advocates and ideological academics started sounding the alarm bell. They argued farmers could not possibly produce enough grain to

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Parts 1-4: What Is SAF? Why Use SAF? Economics of SAF. Politics of SAF.

by Gaulthier Blangez*  (Time to Fly and Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA, in collaboration with Time to Fly, is proud to publish a guide to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) for a general audience, for corporations working on ESG (environment, social and

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Will California and Washington Marry Their Carbon Markets?

 by Anne C. Mulkern  (E&E News Climatewire) ... Now Evergreen State officials face a new choice — whether to link their system with a carbon market run jointly by Quebec, the Canadian province, and California, the first U.S. state to establish

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GE Aerospace Fuels Expert: SAF is Here to Stay

by Chelsey Levingston (GE Aerospace) ... Despite the current low volumes, speaker Gurhan Andac, GE Aerospace engineering fuels and fuel additives leader, points out that SAF is here to stay. Earlier this year, standards-setting organization ASTM International approved an eighth way to make

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How United and Other US Airlines Lost Momentum on Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Ben Elgin (Bloomberg) Despite soaring rhetoric, American carriers are far behind their European counterparts in implementing this climate fix. -- ... Only a half-dozen companies make commercial quantities of SAF, which accounts for about 0.1% of the world’s jet-fuel supply and costs at least

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Using Sludge Waste to Produce SAF

(Biofuels International)  ... (U)sing human waste from sewage systems to produce SAF would provide an ideal, circular solution. Sustainability for aviation. A way to limit feedstock costs. A means of limiting the need for human waste to be disposed of

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Todd's Take: Has the Case for Ethanol Come Full Circle?

by Todd Hultman (DTN Progressive Farmer) ... The same day President Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 into law, spot corn was trading near $4.39 a bushel and crude oil was near $91 a barrel, not far

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Systems Development and Integration – Scale-Up Portfolio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SDI directly supports BETO’s strategic goal to decarbonize the transportation sector through R,D, &D to produce cost-effective, sustainable aviation and other strategic fuels – By 2030, SDI aims to support scale-up of multiple biofuel production pathways

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Retailers Show Vision in Blazing Trails for Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  More and more retailers are taking the plunge and offering higher ethanol blends around the country, but while it has taken some time to get the larger retail chains to make the move, blazing the trail before

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Costa Rica Looks Again at Ethanol Blending for Fuels

by Ileana Fernandez (Tico Times) The Costa Rican Oil Refinery (Recope) held its first technical roundtable this week to advance ethanol blending with gasoline as part of decarbonization efforts. Recope convened vehicle importers to review global success with biofuel mixes aimed at reducing

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US Renewable Diesel Production Capacity Surpasses Biodiesel Capacity in 2023

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily) In January 2023, U.S. production capacity of renewable diesel and other biofuels reached 3 billion gallons per year, surpassing U.S. biodiesel production capacity for the first time. Rising targets for state and federal renewable fuel programs

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Pulp and Paper Biorefineries: Old and New Challenges for a Circular Economy Leader

by David Peterson (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) ... Interestingly, pulp and paper operations are a forerunner to modern biorefineries that operate as “circular economies”. The underlying benefit of a biorefinery is the collection, transportation, and concentration of biomass to one location

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Mapped: Carbon Pricing Initiatives Around the World

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies/Visual Capitalist)  Over the past two decades, governments around the world have responded to climate change through various initiatives and policies, with carbon pricing at the forefront. A recent example is the Canadian province of Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards program,

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ACE Honors South Dakota Farmer Ron Alverson

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The person who received the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Merle Anderson Award this year is one of the most humble geniuses you will ever meet. Ron Alverson is a South Dakota farmer who helped found Dakota Ethanol and is

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ACE Presents Grassroots Award to Lundebrek

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Jan Lundebrek, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), has been a fixture at ethanol industry meetings for decades and this year the American Coalition for Ethanol recognized her unwavering dedication with the ACE Grassroots Award. The strength of ACE is found within

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Nitin Gadkari to Launch 100pc Ethanol-Fueled Car on Aug 29

(Financial Times)  Gadkari said that he started taking interest in biofuels in 2004 after the petrol price hike in the country and visited Brazil for this purpose. He opined that biofuels can do wonders and save a lot of forex

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Govt Eyes Ethanol to Meet Its 5% Biodiesel Blending Target by 2030

by Subhayan Chakraborty (Business Standard)  ... As a result, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) were asked to prioritise research on how to commercially blend ethanol in diesel. The Centre's ethanol blending programme has been a major success for petrol, with E20 petrol (petrol

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Advanced Biorefineries presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Current and expected demand, technologies, supply chain, projects of note, current news, key players — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in this

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Shipowners' Associations and Eni Join Forces to Decarbonize the Maritime Sector

(Eni)  Today (July 11, 2023) Eni presented a document titled “The route to net zero. Decarbonizing the maritime sector” in collaboration with Assarmatori and Confitarma as well as three of the largest companies in the maritime sector (Wärtsilä, WinGD and MAN Energy

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Textbook, Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels and Waste to Energy 2nd Edition, Available Now

by Anju Dahiya (Editor) Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels and Waste to Energy, Second Edition presents a complete overview of the bioenergy value chain, from feedstock to end products. It examines current and emerging feedstocks and advanced processes and technologies enabling the development of

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RFS15 The Policy Origins of the Renewable Fuel Standard (aka, "Ethanol"): The Ethanol Pivot

by Eric Vettel (Energy Today) ... Replacing lead with MTBE reduced emissions almost overnight. By 1995, the Sierra Club celebrated MTBE as the “innovation of the year,” and George H. W. Bush considered the reform one of the most notable accomplishments

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The Race to Invent a Greener Jet Fuel

by  Ted Anton (Wall Street Journal) With airlines striving to reduce emissions, companies are working to turn beef fat, vegetable oil and carbon waste into sustainable fuels -- Sustainable aviation fuels are approaching a breakthrough moment. Made mostly from agricultural, food and industrial

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EPA Denies Small Refinery Petitions

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  On Friday, EPA announced its decision denying 26 petitions seeking small refinery exemptions (SREs) from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for one or more of the compliance years between 2016 and 2023. Consistent with the April and July 2022

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BC Biocarbon, Dunkley Lumber Ltd. to Build New Biorefinery in Carrot River, Sask.

(Canadian Biomass) A new joint venture between BC Biocarbon and Dunkley Lumber Ltd. will see the construction of a first-of-its-kind biorefinery in Carrot River, Sask. Natural Resources Canada announced a $10-million contribution to the joint venture, BioLesna Carbon Technologies LP, through the

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Turning Ethanol into Hydrogen

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new technology developed by Proteum Energy could use ethanol as a feedstock for producing hydrogen, a very real contender in the hard-to-electrify sector. -- Proteum Energy wants to work with ethanol producers to

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Plantation Ministry: 184,464 Tonnes Palm Methyl Ester Used in National Biodiesel Programme as of Q1 2023

(Malay Mail)  ...  KPK said the National Biodiesel Programme is indeed capable of reducing the country’s dependence on the use of fossil fuels and the government is very committed to expanding the National Biodiesel Programme to the entire country. ... “The mixture

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After More than 15 Years, BDI’s RepCat Technology Comes of Age

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) The commissioning of three new plants in less than a handful of months marks a milestone for the decade-and-a-half-old “new” biodiesel technology. BDI-BioEnergy International, the Austrian biodiesel process-technology provider and plant builder whose pioneering achievements in

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Community-Based Biodiesel is the Circular Economy

by Kelly King (Pacific Biodiesel/Biobased Diesel Daily) There is a lot of talk about what the circular economy is, but there is much less understanding of how community-scale biodiesel production is the concept’s poster child. I’ve had the honor of being

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With proven technology at the nexus of two mandated markets, industrial and consumer — LanzaTech has been on fire in recent months. Here’s more on their commercial operating plants, plants scheduled to complete construction in

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Toyota Tsusho Launches Japan's First Continuous Supply of Biofuel for Ships on a Commercial Basis

(Toyota Tsusho) Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("Toyota Tsusho") announced today that, together with Group company Toyotsu Energy Corporation ("Toyotsu Energy"), it launched Japan's first continuous supply of biodiesel blended fuel ("biofuel") on a commercial basis ("this supply") to ships operated by

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California Gov. Newsom Visits World Energy’s Renewable Diesel, SAF Plant near Los Angeles

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited World Energy’s Paramount, California, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility May 1 to spotlight California’s transition to clean fuels and broader commitment to green jobs. The World Energy site

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Boeing and SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Boeing’s Director of Environmental Sustainability Ryan Faucett gave this presentation at ABLC 2023 in Washington, DC examining global emissions, the rise of SAF in the context of other emissions-limiting measures, and the progress and plans

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History of Diesel Engines

(Cummins) Rudolf Diesel and Clessie Cummins have many things in common. The most notable being their desire to find efficient solutions to problems with one goal in mind – making the world a better place. The invention of advanced diesel engines has

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From Fossil Fuel Jobs to Clean Energy: Profiles of Locals Who’ve Made the Jump

by Brooke Staggs (Southern California News Group/Orange County Register) ... But Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, who worked to bring green jobs to Southern California before he got elected, argues that tax provisions for renewables make sense for the environment

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Wagner Corporation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Wagner Companies has actively been working toward implementing more green business practices since 2004, when they first participated in the Queensland Focus on Energy program. As a result, they have upgraded to more energy-efficient

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella and Arbios

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with the Wonder from Down Under? Licella’s Cat-HTR decarbonization platform could help customers meet their net-zero carbon commitments. How do they use water as the agent of change and turn biomass and mixed

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Biofuels Timeline Reveals 'Incredible Accomplishment'

by Noah Fish (Echo Press) The biofuels industry has made incredible strides since Michael McAdams joined the sector in 1978. McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), manages the voice in the U.S. capital for the advanced biofuels industry. ... In an interview

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Biofuel Policies and the Current Food Crisis

by Joseph Glauber and Charlotte Hebebrand (International Food Policy Research Institute/Daily Star) ... Despite the recurring food versus fuel debate and criticism expressed during previous price spikes, biofuel policies have grown in popularity. That growth will likely continue.  The International Energy Agency

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Jatropha: The Biofuel that Bombed Seeks a Path to Redemption

by Sean Mowbray (Mongabay) • Earlier this century, jatropha was hailed as a “miracle” biofuel. An unassuming shrubby tree native to Central America, it was wildly promoted as a high-yielding, drought-tolerant biofuel feedstock that could grow on degraded lands across

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Ethanol: In Case We've Forgotten Why Ethanol is a Really Good Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines

by Bob Kozak (Atlantic Biomass/Advanced Biofuels USA)  Formula 1, Indianappolis 500, and International Sports Car Championships use high volume renewable ethanol fuels. Do they know something we should know? Does ethanol "work" better as as a fuel?  Does it help an

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Brazil Flex-Fuel Cars Helping Drive Green Future

by Laura Guedes and Vinicius Damazio (Argus Media)  The transformation to a greener future for cars will require time and a steadfast policy commitment, but the sustained popularity of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) has already put Brazil some way down the road

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McAdams Wins 2023 William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... It is with pleasure that the 2023 William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy is awarded to Michael McAdams, founder and president of the Advanced Biofuels Association. At a ceremony on

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Mitsubishi Corporation Invests in Swedish Biofuels

(Swedish Biofuels/PR Newswire)  Swedish Biofuels AB announced today an investment by Mitsubishi Corporation to jointly accelerate commercial deployment of clean renewable fuels using Swedish Biofuels advanced alcohol to jet (ATJ) technology. The technology produces fully formulated sustainable aviation fuel (FFSAF) from a

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Michigan Plant Rebirth Keeps Biodiesel Flowing

by Karen Potratz (Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Biodiesel producer W2Fuel joined the newly formed Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition to help advocate for blending incentives and encourage in-state use of its clean-burning fuel. ... Previous owners built the Adrian facility in

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How to Power a Plane with Leftover Chinese Hot Pot

(BNN Bloomberg) There’s a ritual involved in creating the perfect Sichuan hot pot and it involves fat — lots of it. Diners first immerse slivers of meat in a spicy soup rich in molten animal tallow, then dip each morsel in a plate of vegetable oil, before finally devouring

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UFOP Study: Models to Assess Indirect Land Use Change Not Sufficiently Robust

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. (UFOP))   Controversial debates about the impact of European biofuel policy on cultivation of agricultural commodities in other regions, i.e. indirect land use change (iLUC), have been underway since the target of 10%

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Will Ethanol Fuel a Low-Carbon Future?

by Craig Bettenhausen (Chemical & Engineering News) After decades of false starts, cellulosic ethanol may arrive just as the chemical and fuel industries clamor for a low-carbon feedstock  -- Cellulosic ethanol has been 5 years away for decades. It’s a trope,

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Statement: Establishing a More Durable Path forward for Alder Fuels

(Alder Fuels/Biofuels Digest) ...  Building on our recent announcements regarding the appointment of Tim Obitts as Acting CEO of Alder Fuels and award selection by the Department of Energy (DOE), we wish to provide an updated statement regarding the company. First, Alder

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Biogas Poised to Seize RFS Potential -- While Environmentalists Push to Kill RFS e-RINS Proposal, Biogas Industry Ready to Grow

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ...  During a recent public hearing, environmentalists expressed concern the new program would lead to a proliferation of new confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, as more farmers try to capture the potential value of

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Hot Trends in Energy and Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) New sustainability standards no longer focus solely on bio-based carbon content. The focus has shifted to reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) and overall carbon footprint –in which biomaterials have a role to play. The transition towards

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The Biofuels Oil Rush

(World Bio Market Insights) With big oil moving into biofuels, Shell is one to watch. -- ... From another angle, biofuels are an already-lucrative global commodity attracting attention from some of the biggest corporate entities in the world: oil majors. The oil

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A Deep Dive into Sustainable Innovation

by Karen Bonhert (AgWeb) ... Recently, Bar 20 received the 2023 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year award by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) because of the sustainable and innovative advancements made on their Kerman, Calif., dairy. In 2022, they

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Carbon Capture and Storage: From Dream to Reality

by Patrick Miller (UND Today/EERC Solutions) Nearly 15 years ago, before he became CEO of UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center, Charlie Gorecki worked on carbon capture systems with an eye on a specific North Dakota industrial facility where he believed carbon dioxide could be

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Forestry and the US Renewable Fuel Standard, the Key Issues.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Where does forestry fit into the RFS and with the biofuels industry, asks Lee Enterprises Consulting’s Larry Sullivan in this enlightening tour of the past, present and future of forest-based feedstocks. Sullivan goes back to

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Something Big is Coming

by Keith Loria (Biodiesel Magazine)  City by city, Greasezilla is conquering problems derived from excessive fats, oils and grease waste. -- When fats, oils and grease (FOG) separation technology Greasezilla was developed by Downey Ridge Environmental Co. nearly 20 years

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Kern Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Kern Energy is the only refiner between the Bay Area and Los Angeles producing clean gasoline and renewable diesel, Kern Energy was just the second refinery in the U.S. to produce renewable diesel by co-processing

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Notice of Public Comment Period for the Biofuels and the Environment: Third Triennial Report to Congress External Review Draft Public Comments DEADLINE March 6, 2023

(Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the public comment period for the draft document titled, “Biofuels and the Environment: Third Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft).” The document was prepared by EPA's Office of

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What's Out, What's In for 2023

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association) For the better part of my 35-year tenure with RFA, I have prepared a hopefully humorous list of what’s in and what’s out as the year ends and a new one begins.  Change can be

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Local View: Ethanol around the World

by Jan Tenbensel (Lincoln Journal Star)  Reduced air pollution and energy security are crucial issues in Japan, which  recently committed to achieving carbon neutrality, including through increased use of bioethanol. I was honored to represent the Nebraska Ethanol Board on a

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Biofuel Processor Closes Loop With Composting

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine) Acquisition of a composting facility to handle solids from used oil processing has led to a full-service organics recycling enterprise. -- Joe Renwick got his feet wet in the biofuel business when he bought 55-gallon drums

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Jon Doggett Reflects on Decades of Work in Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Jon Doggett is retiring as CEO of National Corn Growers Association at the end of the year after more than 20 years with the organization, and decades of work on behalf of ethanol and agriculture in Washington DC. Doggett

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Wisconsin Clean Cities Member Spotlight: Kwik Trip, Inc.

(Wisconsin Clean Cities) Kwik Trip, Inc. – headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin – has been a Wisconsin Clean Cities member since 2011. Joel Fasnacht, Business Development Alternative & Commercial Fuels for Kwik Trip, serves on the Wisconsin Clean Cities Board of Directors. The

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Ethanol, Petroleum and Ag Groups Express Support for Year-Round E15 Legislation

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter sent yesterday to U.S. Senate and House leadership, a broad coalition of energy and agriculture organizations called on Congress to quickly adopt legislation that would resolve inconsistent fuel volatility regulations. Specifically, the groups expressed support for legislation

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Western Plains Energy and the Journey towards Net Zero Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)In Kansas, Western Plains Energy is pioneering carbon neutral ethanol production by replacing molecular sieves with fully integrated membrane separation solutions in a quest to become the first zero emissions ethanol producer.  Whitefox, is the bioethanol membrane engineering innovator

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Ethanol, Ag Intervene in RFS Lawsuit Ethanol, Ag Groups Rally behind EPA on Rejection of 69 Small-Refinery Exemptions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  The major biofuels interest groups and National Farmers Union are trying to intervene in a lawsuit challenging EPA's recent decision to reject 69 pending applications for small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to

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The Place of Biodiesel as China Eyes Carbon Neutrality

by Kong Lingyu (China Dialog/Transport Energy Strategies) Prices for China’s biodiesel exports have been rising significantly, from less than 7,000 yuan (US$1,050) a tonne in January last year to a record high of over 12,000 yuan (US$1,723) in July this year. The

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Proud Minnesota Biofuel Leadership

by Brian Werner (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) ... Often referred to as the “Minnesota Model,” the ethanol industry’s foundations began here in the Upper Midwest with the dedicated, grassroots efforts of our farmers, and the partnerships they formed with one another

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UWO, Agra Energy Break Ground on Biogas-to-Liquid Fuel Project

by Natalie Johnson (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh/Biomass Magazine) Marked by a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 17, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh launched a new effort with biogas partner Agra Energy to build Wisconsin’s first commercial facility to turn dairy farm

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Top 10 Best Biofuel Manufacturing Companies In India 2023

(Inventiva) The principal energy sources derived from biomass and food crops like sunflower seeds, palm fruit, Jatropha seeds, rapeseed, soybean, etc. are designated as biofuels. These energy sources have huge promise in a rising country like India. India has an

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Squeezing Value from Every Part of the Kernel

(CoBank) ... The cooperative (Hopkinsville Elevator) has also been successful because of its forward-thinking board of directors. One truly successful undertaking was the founding in 2004 of Commonwealth Agri-Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary and also a CoBank customer. Commonwealth buys

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EPA Abused Discretion by Denying Suncor Colorado Refineries Exemption from Clean Air Law, Court Says

by Michael Karlik (The Gazette) The federal appeals court based in Denver has overturned a 2019 decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that refused to grant Suncor Energy's Commerce City Refinery an exemption to a key environmental law. Although the U.S.

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E15 Extended Gasoline Supplies at a Critical Time This Summer and Saved Americans Millions at the Pump

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association) Following an April 12 announcement by President Biden, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a series of emergency waivers allowing E15 (gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol) to be sold during the 2022 summer driving season. Without

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Jefferson City Native Helps Fuel Biodiesel Industry

by Cameron Gerber (News Tribune) Clean energy and fuels are becoming more and more prominent all across the country, and a Jefferson City native is helping to lead the charge at the helm of a nationwide group from his hometown. A Helias

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OPINION: Retailer Fills up with Higher Blend Success

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) As prices at the pump spiked this past summer, a special E15 sales promotion by fuel retailer Sheetz offering the 15 percent ethanol blend (marketed by the company as UNLEADED 88) at $3.99

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PNNL Team Recognized with ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry

by Mary Ann Showalter (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that development of a catalytic process and catalyst to create sustainable aviation fuel is receiving the 2023 ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry. The team named in the

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Special Report: Advisory - Story Has Been Withdrawn - How U.S. Ethanol Plants Are Allowed to Pollute More than Oil Refineries

Reuters is withdrawing a Sept. 8 article that compared carbon emissions from U.S. ethanol plants and oil refineries because of its flawed interpretation of data on ethanol-plant pollution and fuel-production capacity. That led to inaccurate estimates of carbon emissions for

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Algae Biofuel Back from Dead, Now with Carbon Capture

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica) Algae biofuel could have another moment in the sun, now that more federal dollars are pouring into carbon capture-and-recycling technology. -- Algae biofuel stakeholders have been stuck in the doldrums for years, but in an

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Diverse, Sustainable Biofuels Crucial for Indonesia’s Energy Transition

by Stella Kusumawardhani - Tenggara Strategics (The Jakarta Post) Indonesia is at the forefront of biofuel advancement worldwide, especially with regard to biodiesel, both in terms of blending rate and production scale, but its contribution to decarbonization is questionable since

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THIS REPORT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY REUTERS Special Report: How U.S. Ethanol Plants Are Allowed to Pollute More than Oil Refineries

Sept 23 (Reuters) - Reuters is withdrawing a Sept. 8 article that compared carbon emissions from U.S. ethanol plants and oil refineries because of its flawed interpretation of data on ethanol-plant pollution and fuel-production capacity. That led to inaccurate estimates

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Felix T-Cat: Anellotech Reaches into Its Bag of Tricks to Produce a Plastic-to-Plastic Fix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anellotech has developed Plast-TCat technology to address the gap. Now, we have news that Anellotech has, for the first time, continuously processed solid, post-consumer plastic waste into light olefins and aromatics using its Plas-TCat catalytic pyrolysis

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ROBIN Debuts THE CLARIANT CHANNEL

(Biofuels Digest)  Now on ROBIN, up to the minute video and presentations, events and background from Europe's dominant player in 2G ethanol and in many chemicals markets. All content is available on THE CLARIANT CHANNEL, part of your ROBIN streaming

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Converts are the Worst

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol) ...  I came from the “dark side” of petroleum marketing to help other fuel retailers see the light of higher ethanol blends and promised myself I wouldn’t call out retailers on

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European-Collected UCO as a Sustainable Feedstock

(Biofuels International)  The collection of used cooking oil is crucial to the supply of biodiesel feedstock. Biofuels International spoke to Pol Van Pollaert, Commercial Director of Quatra, a market leader in the collection and recycling of used cooking oil. ... Quatra is

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The company has moved past an ethanol and protein positioning to “a leading agri-tech company committed to transforming our platform to process annually renewable crops into more sustainable, high-value ingredients” High-value they are — but

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Maybe This Time: Aries Clean Technologies Hits a Milestone in the Never-Ending Battle for a Great Biochar Business

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... You can finance a bioenergy project making gases and solids, so long as your gas is a solid stream, and, solidly sold, and your market for solids is liquid, and your liquidity is solid.

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A Well-Deserved Honor for Industry Leader Ryland Utlaut

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association) Recently, RFA member company Mid-Missouri Energy honored one of its founding fathers, Ryland Utlaut, by naming its administrative building after him. To say this honor was well-deserved would be a huge understatement.  In addition to being

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Dyadic

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) One of the most interesting journeys in all of biotech — from jeans to jeans, and from cellulosic fuels over to pharma. Welcome to the story of Dyadic. Here are the markets, technologies, sources of

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The Business of Their Biology, the Biology of Their Business: 10 Years after IPOs, How Are Amyris, Gevo, Codexis Doing?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been more than 10 years since the celebrated IPOs of Amyris, Codexis and Gevo showed that the second wave of industrial biotechnology (after the first wave of ethanol companies) was producing mature companies of size

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This hydrocarbons firm has for the sake of higher margins to support smaller build-outs to profitability has pivoted to converting plant-derived resources into a key family of ingredients used in the cosmetics industry — a

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India Debates New Ways to Make Biofuels as Sustainability Threats Rise

by Anusha Krishnan (Mongabay/Genetic Literacy Project)  The main advantages of biofuels over conventional fossil fuels is that the world is unlikely to deplete its sources of biofuels, as they are renewable. In addition, most biofuels have lower greenhouse gas emissions

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#Welcome To EartH2, with NextChem: The Digest’s Multi Slide Guide to Green and Low Carbon Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The world is short on hydrogen for all its ambitions in renewable energy and transformative chemicals and materials — and especially in green and low carbon hydrogen. Fortunately, new technology and carbon strategies have emerged

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The Digest Turns 15: The 7 Top Trends, 10 Most Bizarre Stories, and 2 Mindsets, 3 Regrets, Many Blessings

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... We started the Digest on July 27, 2007 because it seemed to me, then as now, that the industry could use a good 5-minute round-up of what’s going on around the globe.  ...  Some

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Sen. Cortez Masto Touts Clean Energy Accomplishments at Biofuel Plant East of Reno

by Eric Marks (This Is Reno)  fficials from Fulcrum BioEnergy hosted Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and members of the press Friday at the company’s new plant east of Sparks off of USA Parkway.  The facility is part of a new generation of

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NZ's Z Energy to Permanently Shut Biodiesel Plant

by Lauren Moffitt (Argus Media) New Zealand (NZ) fuel distributor Z Energy will permanently close its tallow-based Te Kora Hou biodiesel plant in south Auckland, deeming its production uneconomic compared with the global biofuels market. Te Kora Hou had been scheduled to

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Celebrating a Decade of E15

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  A little over ten years ago, E15 was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 2001 and newer vehicles, along with all flex-fuel vehicles. A chief reason for this success was the Renewable Fuels

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Anniversary Book: Funding, Organizational Growth, and Feedstock Wars

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) As the 1990s dawned, more than a decade of renewed research had been performed on various straight vegetable oils and esterified varieties by a number of individuals and universities both in the U.S. (North Dakota State, Idaho,

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A 20-Year Success Story

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Twenty years ago, Minnesota became a trailblazer in biodiesel policy by passing the first-ever state biodiesel mandate in 2002. The accomplishment was the result of years of work by many groups, perhaps most notably the Minnesota

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A Major Misconception about the Field Corn You See Right Now

by Tyne Morgan (AgWeb)  ... “A small fraction of the field corn we grow goes to actual food products such as cornflakes or sweeteners or such,” explains (Carroll County farmer Adam) Casner. “It's actually less than 10% that goes towards

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Michigan Soybean Committee Launches Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition

(Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition) In a move to foster energy security, cleaner air and more sustainable transportation, the Michigan Soybean Committee is pleased to announce formation of the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition (MiABC). The new coalition promotes the use of advanced biofuels, including

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Hot Hydrofaction: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Steeper Energy’s President, Perry Toms, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC on how hydrofaction – a proven thermochemical is advancing biofuels commercial acceptance. From milestones to commercialization partners, get all the details on how

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Low Carbon Intensity Renewables: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NexantECA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methanol, ammonia, hydrogen, ethylene, propylene – They can all be produced with low carbon intensity. Check out this illuminating slide guide from Steven Slome at NexantECA on how while methanol and ammonia have larger implications

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Fuel Standard Regulations to Start Later, Cut More Emissions from Gas, Diesel

(The Canadian Press/Castanet)  The federal government is delaying new emissions standards on gasoline and diesel another year but is demanding the oil and gas sector make bigger cuts to fuel emissions by 2030 given how much more money the companies are

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China's Sinopec Produces First Biojet Fuel at East China Refinery

by Chen Aizhu (Reuters) China's Sinopec Corp produced its first aviation fuel from used cooking oil at an industrial-scale facility in east China, the state refining giant said on Tuesday. The biojet facility, built in Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co and

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Ethanol vs. Petroleum-Based Fuel Carbon Emissions

by Valerie Sarisky-Reed (U.S. Department of Energy) Biofuels have been proven to emit significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than petroleum-based fuels, and recent scientific studies indicate that net-zero emission biofuels are not only possible, but achievable. Corn ethanol and other biofuels are

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Ara Partners Acquires Genera Energy, Pumps $200M in Expansion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News has arrived from Houston that Ara Partners, regularly seen around the halls of ABLC and known as a private equity firm specializing in industrial decarbonization investments, has acquired Genera Energy. Genera, in latter days, has

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Fabricating a Future for Biodiesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) With prices for cleaner feedstocks through the roof, Tactical Fabrication and Smisson-Mathis Energy have forged an all-inclusive, turnkey model for biodiesel production based on the least desirable and lowest-cost materials. After years of development, they

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Lhyfe and Chantiers de l’Atlantique Sign a MoU to Develop Offshore Renewable Green Hydrogen Production

(Lhyfe)  Lhyfe (EURONEXT: LHYFE), a world pioneer and pure player in renewable green hydrogen and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, one of the world’s leaders on the shipbuilding market for highly complex ships and in offshore engineering, announce today at the Seanergy forum

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RFA Congratulates Randy Doyal on Well-Deserved High Octane Recognition and John Christianson Receives FEW Award of Excellence

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today congratulated Board Member and former Chairman Randy Doyal on receiving the prestigious High Octane Award at the 2022 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo. The award honors a person who has helped the ethanol

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Big Oil Built the Blend Wall

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  ... In case you’ve forgotten, refiners use the term “blend wall” to refer to what they view as the upper limit of feasible ethanol use in the United States, which they peg at 10 percent

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Biofuel Blending to Slash Petrol Price, Emissions

by Munawar Hasan (The News International) Pakistan should focus on introducing use of biofuel in the domestic market in financial year 2022-23 to save nearly a billion dollars coupled with slashing petrol price by 10 to 20 percent. Despite immense potential, the

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NCERC at SIUE Is Leader in Biofuels Research

by Scott Marion (Edwardsville Intelligencer) Nearly 20 years after it opened, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to make an impact on a national and worldwide level. The NCERC at SIUE is a nationally recognized research

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Roadmap for Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) in India

(The Statesman)  ... For the past two decades, India has been making progress towards putting in place an ecosystem to increase the quantities of fuel-grade ethanol blended into petrol under the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) program for its use in

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Hydrothermal Platform for Recycling Carbon: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella’s Cat-HTR decarbonization platform could help customers meet their net-zero carbon commitments, said Dr. Alan Del Paggio, Licella’s SVP Americas, at the recent ABLC. How do they use water as the agent of change and

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Is Ethanol a Sweet Solution for India? New Govt Road Map Cheers Industry but Questions Linger

by Shailesh Menon (Economic Times) The government's roadmap for blending ethanol with petrol has cheered sugar manufacturers and could trim oil import bills. But its role in a renewable energy future needs more clarity. There are several challenges and questions. ... Early

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Corn Ethanol Boom in Brazil

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The world’s second-largest corn producer, Brazil is continuing to see a rise in grain ethanol production and new plant construction. U.S. ethanol producers may gain some insight about how biomass power can be used

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A Review of Global Ethanol Market Development: Where We Stand Today

by Brian Healy (U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Working with three different U.S. administrations over the past several years, three common themes have emerged from this global advocacy and market development program: • Building partnerships • Creating alignment through communication   •

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Bombshell: Propel Fuels Sues Phillips 66 over “Year-Long Extraction of Trade Secrets”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Judge Evelio Grillo of the Superior Court of Alameda County has unsealed a Propel Fuels-Phillips 66 lawsuit, ordered that Propel Fuels file an unredacted copy of the suit. According to Propel, the suit alleges hat “the Texas-based

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Seventeen States Sue EPA for Letting California Set Vehicle Standards

by Zack Budryk (The Hill) Seventeen Republican state attorneys general on Friday announced a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing California to set its own vehicle emissions standards.  The lawsuit alleges EPA Administrator Michael Regan violated the Constitution’s doctrine of equal

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Green Rock Energy Partners Announces Partnership with Renewable Power and Renewable Natural Gas Producer Bio Town Biogas

(Green Rock Energy Partners/Business Wire)  Green Rock Energy Partners LLC ("Green Rock" or "the Firm"), a sustainable infrastructure focused private equity firm which invests in renewable energy companies and projects, acquired a stake in Bio Town Biogas LLC (“Bio Town”), a

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Bunge, CoverCress, Chevron Taking Us into the Future and into the Past

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... When news arrived that Bunge and CoverCress signed commercial partnership to support the expansion of CCI’s CoverCress technology, a new winter oilseed crop, and that Bunge Ventures recently increased its stake in CCI through a

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Low Carbon Cover Crop, Cash Crop: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to CoverCress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC this spring, Mike DeCamp, CEO of CoverCress shared this emerging seed technology slide guide all about a novel winter oilseed crop that enables Midwest farmers to grow three crops in two seasons! With

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The “Green Crude” SAF Alternative: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Alder Fuels

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Alder Fuels’ Chief Technology Officer, Derek Vardon, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC highlighting how they are seeing a future of gathering energy instead of drilling for it and how the solution for

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It's Time For Ethanol Honesty: Sparring with the New Spate of Anti-Ethanol Scatological Slurs

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) The April announcement by Joe Biden that E15 would be allowed to be sold year-round set off a frenzied spate of new attacks on the good fuel...the clean fuel...the 100% domestically produced fuel: ETHANOL. TV

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People Who Work on Sustainability Projects: New Instagram, TikTok Series

(Advanced Biofuels USA) This is the first video in a series of stories about people who work with biofuels--and their motivations. This video features Advanced Biofuels USA's executive director, Joanne Ivancic, talking about childhood experiences with pollution alerts that prevented

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