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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 …

Japan Bioenergy Development: BIOFACT 4.0 Fuel Report for Palm Kernel Shells
July 12, 2018 – 8:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofact)  In Japan, the market is supported by a feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme which provides a 20-year subsidy to firms producing renewable energy. By March 2017 almost 12GW of biomass projects had been approved under the FIT …

SoCalGas, Énergir, GRDF & GRTgaz Join to Promote Biogas Development
July 12, 2018 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Canadian natural gas utility Énergir, and French utilities GRDF and GRTgaz announced a new collaboration aimed at advancing the research and development of renewable natural gas and technologies such …

Mexican Ethanol Optimism Returns after States Ask for Ban Repeal
July 12, 2018 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(UkrAgroConsult)  The Mexican ethanol market could have more room to grow as the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked for a repeal of a ban on ethanol blending in their principal cities of Monterrey …

A Trade War with Canada Is the Last Thing That U.S. Ethanol Producers Need
July 12, 2018 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Tristan R. Brown (Seeking Alpha)  The worsening state of America’s trade relations with Canada has raised the risk that U.S. ethanol will be targeted with import tariffs due to its political importance. China and Brazil have …

First Single Site with Biomethane Value Chain Launched in France
July 12, 2018 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(CNH Industrial/NGV Journal)  In Cestas, southwest France, the CNH Industrial brands, including IVECO, New Holland and FPT Industrial, are partners in an initiative promoted by Pot au Pin Energie (a local energy company), Air Liquide and …

Global Bioenergies and Audi Renew Their Partnership in Renewable Gasoline
July 12, 2018 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) and Audi announced today the signing of a new agreement focused on the implementation of residue usage, preparation of a path to commercialization and engine testing of new …

UPM Joins Together for Sustainability (TfS) Initiative to Enhance Sustainability in Its Supply Chains
July 12, 2018 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  UPM has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative that promotes and improves sustainability practises within its supply chains. By joining the initiative the member companies share a wide coverage of supplier data, …

Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ Report Released with Expanded Coverage of Canadian Biofuel Use, GHG Reductions, and Costs
July 12, 2018 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire)  Advanced Biofuels Canada commissions third report, now addresses tax impacts.  —  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last …

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 …

France: Palm Oil Sustainability Still a Concern for Consumers
July 12, 2018 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Rachel Lau (Borneo Post)  Palm oil will not be discriminated as a biofuel in the European Union, but the oil’s sustainability remains a key concern for its consumers and its industries.
Earlier this year in January, the …

Brazil Ethanol Output Could Double by 2030 -Gov’t Study
July 12, 2018 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Rodrigo Viga Gaier (Reuters)  Brazil’s ethanol production could double by 2030, boosted by growing investments in the sector due to the government’s RenovaBio program aimed at boosting the use of renewable fuels, according to a …

Biofutures: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Queensland Bioeconomy
July 12, 2018 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Queensland’s vision is for a $1 billion sustainable and export-oriented industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector, attracting significant international investment and creating regional, high-value and knowledge-intensive jobs. The Biofutures Roadmap provides the leadership …

Altfuels Iberia 2019 — June 11-14, 2019 — Madrid, Spain
July 12, 2018 – 10:05 am | No Comment
Altfuels Iberia 2019   —   June 11-14, 2019   —   Madrid, Spain

Efforts to improve air quality and reduce emissions produced by petroleum-based fuels continue throughout Europe. In addition, there is a strategic objective of reducing dependence on oil for all energy uses and applications. All this, …

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 …

Canadian BioDesign Conference: Building a Low Carbon Bioeconomy — September 12, 2018 — Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
July 11, 2018 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
Canadian BioDesign Conference: Building a Low Carbon Bioeconomy   —   September 12, 2018   —   Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Please join us for the first inaugural “Canadian BioDesign Conference” hosted by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and Lambton College on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
TENTATIVE AGENDA:
8:30am – 9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 9:10am – Opening Remarks
9:10am – …

Saying ‘No’ to Palm Oil Would Likely Displace, Not Halt Biodiversity Loss – IUCN report
July 11, 2018 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

(IUCN)  Banning palm oil would most likely increase the production of other oil crops to meet demand for oil, displacing rather than halting the significant global biodiversity losses caused by palm oil, warned an IUCN report …

China’s Domestic Production Will Meet 75% of E10 Demand by 2020: Consultant
July 11, 2018 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Christina Siantar  (S&P Global/Platts)  China’s production of fuel ethanol is expected to rise to around 10 million mt/year, which will help meet part of the 13 million mt/year ethanol demand for E10 mandate by 2020, Xiao …

Teresa Kok’s Palm Oil Challenges
July 11, 2018 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Tan Xue Ying  (The Edge)  With numerous challenges dominating Malaysia’s palm oil industry, all eyes are on Teresa Kok as she officially begins as the minister of primary industries.

Other markets that the Malaysian palm oil industry …

Indonesia to Strengthen Industry Amid Trade War: Minister
July 11, 2018 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Anton Hermansyah (Jakarta Post)  … On Monday, after attending a more than four-hour Cabinet meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the government would guarantee the supply of raw …

California Trucking Company Cherokee Freight Lines Makes the Switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
July 11, 2018 – 9:36 am | No Comment

(Neste/PR Newswire)  Cherokee Freight Lines, a Northern California trucking company, has switched its entire fleet of more than 200 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.
Cherokee Freight Lines is a diversified carrier of food grade commodities, specializing …

UPDATE 2-Canada’s Ontario Government Scraps Cap-and-Trade Program
July 10, 2018 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Danya Hajjaji (Reuters)  The newly elected Ontario government announced on Tuesday (July 3, 2018) it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, a policy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfilling one of Premier Doug Ford’s …

Potential of Biodiesel in the Commercial Vehicles Sector Revealed
July 10, 2018 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A recent survey among vehicle manufacturers shows that the widespread use of biodiesel in the commercial vehicle sector is ‘technically possible’, according to the Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM).
AGQM, along with the Union for …

Biorefineries Will Have Only Minimal Effects on Wood Products and Feedstocks Markets
July 10, 2018 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Phys.Org)  A new report from researchers from IIASA, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has shown that more biorefineries, which produce biobased fuels and chemicals, will …

Punjab Will Produce Bio-Ethanol from Paddy Straw: Sunder Sham Arora
July 10, 2018 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(5 Dariya News)  To curb the menace of crop residue burning and create a positive atmosphere for industrialization, Punjab Government has taken a decision to set up a Bio-ethanol project. In this regard, Memorandum of Understanding …

RED Alert — Canadian Biofuel Lobbying Intensifies
July 10, 2018 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(Politico Brussels Influence)  Canadian company Agrisoma Biosiences Inc. is pushing to get “Carinata,” its second generation biofuel, subsidized by the EU and placed on the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) list. The proposal passed the first …

EA Confident in Sealing Energy Deal … A Greener Fuel
July 10, 2018 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn & Jesus Alcocer (Bangkok Post)  … EA (SET-listed renewable energy firm Energy Absolute) is also expanding its biodiesel portfolio, which now accounts for close to 40% of its revenue. Like biodiesel, “Green Diesel” is also …

The 10 Green Chemicals Driving a Disruptive New Biobased Industry
July 10, 2018 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A Petro Brexit (a/k/a, British companies exiting petroleum for the sustainable bioeconomy) : New report highlights how to ensure Britain becomes a world leader in bio-based chemicals
In the UK, a recent …

Biomethane Refueling Station Opens near Bordeaux
July 10, 2018 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Air Liquide has recently inaugurated a biomethane production unit in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France.
The new biomethane production unit uses organic matter from the agricultural sector to produce biogas, and purifies this biogas into biomethane.
As …

AD Industry Responds to Vegan Energy
July 10, 2018 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  … The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has responded to the Ecotricity campaign, noting that it has served to highlight the issue of waste generated by society.
“We fully support the waste hierarchy …

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 …

Memorandum of Understanding Signed for the Realisation in California of a Plant for the Production of Energy from Renewable Sources
July 9, 2018 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Saipem)  Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power, LLC, for the realisation of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol fuels, electricity …

Industrial Enzymes Markets (2013-2020) – 2018 Global Strategic Business Report – Surging Demand for Biofuel Enzymes Drive Healthy Market Growth
July 9, 2018 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(ResearchAndMarkets.com/Globe Newswire) The “Industrial Enzymes – Global Strategic Business Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided …

Green Chemistry Brings Its Virtues to the Classroom
July 9, 2018 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Paul D. Thornton (Chemical Institute of Canada)  … More significantly, these real-world problems of toxicity, safety, and sustainability call for a multi-disciplinary approach and familiarity with many branches of chemistry. By educating students in green …

MME Flexible Voluntary Mixing of Percentage of Biodiesel to Diesel
July 9, 2018 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy (Google Translation))  The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) published in the Official Gazette of the Union (DOU) this Wednesday (4) ordinance that flexibilizes the voluntary mixture of percentages of …

Swiss Re No Longer Offers Re/Insurance to Firms with More Than 30% Coal Exposure
July 9, 2018 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Insurance Journal)  Swiss Re announced it no longer is providing re/insurance to businesses with more than 30 percent exposure to thermal coal across all lines of business.
The thermal coal policy applies to both existing and new …

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 …

Boss of Teesside Plant at Centre of Beer CO2 Shortage Explains How to Stop Future Problems
July 6, 2018 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Price (Teeside Live)  Ensus says a change in the law on PETROL could secure its future – and keep the CO2 flowing to the food and drink industry  —  Bosses of a Teesside ethanol plant …

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 …

Iran to Trump: Oil Will Cost $100 per Barrel, and It Is Your Fault
July 6, 2018 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Alex Lawler (Reuters)  Oil will soon cost $100 per barrel due to supply disruptions caused by U.S. President Donald Trump, Iran’s OPEC Governor told Reuters on Thursday, as he warned expectations that Saudi Arabia and …

Big Oil, Utilities Are Lining up for an Electric Vehicle War
July 5, 2018 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Gilblom and Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies; Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads  —  A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a face-off between Big Oil and …

SAS and Preem in Cooperation on Renewable Aviation Fuel
July 5, 2018 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Scandinavian Airlines(Google Translation))  SAS and Preem have signed a letter of intent to produce renewable aviation fuel. SAS has the ambition to replace today’s fuel volume for domestic aviation with biofuel by 2030.

The letter of intent …

Valmet and Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto: Joint Development of an Industrial Internet-Based Fuel Chain Management Solution for Biopower Plants
July 5, 2018 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Valmet)  Valmet, together with its customer Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto Oy (TSE), is developing a comprehensive Industrial Internet-based set of production information systems and district heating network optimization solutions. This is being implemented for the first time …

Vivo Energy Kenya and Koko Networks Form Ethanol Cooking Fuel Partnership
July 3, 2018 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Koko Networks)  Vivo Energy becomes first multinational fuels company to enter Kenyan market for ethanol cooking fuel, using KOKO technology to enable affordable mass-market access.  
Vivo Energy Kenya today announces a partnership with KOKO Networks (“KOKO”) that …

Swedavia’s Operations at Visby Airport Now Entirely Fossil-Free
July 3, 2018 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(Swedavia Airports)  In mid-June, Swedavia’s operations at Visby Airport became entirely fossil-free. Following years of focused work, which includes electrification of its vehicles, a switch in fuels and implementation of efficiency measures, the airport has now …

New ‘Promiscuous’ Enzyme Helps Turn Plant Waste into Sustainable Products
July 3, 2018 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(University of Portsmouth)  A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels.
The discovery was led by members …

Pope to Oil Execs: Energy Needs Mustn’t Destroy Civilization
July 3, 2018 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press)  Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.”
The Vatican said …

North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance Launches Website
July 3, 2018 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  The North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NASCAA) has launched a new website. The new online hub, which can be reached at www.NACSAA.net, was announced June 25 during a …

ICAO Council Reaches Landmark Decision on Aviation Emissions Offsetting
July 3, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(International Civil Aviation Organization) The ICAO Council made important headway today on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’.  
Its adoption of the First Edition …

Swedish Shipping Company Takes on Liquefied Biogas
July 3, 2018 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy News)  Skangas, a subsidiary of Gasum, has supplied liquefied biogas (LBG) to Furetank, a major Swedish shipping company.
The LBG was delivered to Furetank’s tanker ship, Fure Vinga, from Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. The fuelling …

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 …

Leveling the Playing Field: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Reserves Accounting
July 2, 2018 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In November 2011, the Digest ran a story on a remarkable proposition — advanced by Richard Hamilton, then CEO of Ceres — that biofuels companies – on the “level playing field” …

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 …

Ag Secretary Perdue on Trump’s message to farmers: You won’t suffer in a trade fight with China
June 29, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

bysBerkeley Lovelace Jr. (CNBC) Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Trump has told him to assure American farmers that they won’t suffer from the U.S. trade fight with China. Perdue says he is calculating the potential impact …

New Test Method Supports Bio-Oil Stability
June 29, 2018 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(ASTM Standardization News)  A new ASTM International test method will help determine the carbonyl content of thermochemically derived bio-oils. Carbonyls contribute to instability during storage and processing of bio-oils.
“This new standard provides a simple way to …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of June 28th, 2018
June 29, 2018 – 11:16 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, …

BEST Plans to Run Entire Fleet Partly on Biodiesel; Decision Will Save Money
June 28, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Sonu Shrivastava  (Asian Age)  The BEST needs 72,350 litres of diesel to run its fleet every day.  —   In a bid to reduce vehicular pollution on the city’s roads, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport …

Can USDA Stretch Corn, Soybean Farmers’ Safety Net with Tariff Relief?
June 28, 2018 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  Rumors of USDA’s Tariff Easing Strategy Not Confirmed  —  Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is giving himself a couple of months – until around Labor Day – before deciding whether to proceed …

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 …

E10 Petrol Pushes Motorists to Buy Premium Fuel, Costs More than Regular Unleaded in the Long Run
June 28, 2018 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(News.com.au)  Ethanol-blended petrol was billed as a win for our hip pockets and the environment, but analysts say it’s a very different story  —  … While other states have so far resisted the temptation to mandate ethanol …

Brazil’s Unpopular Fuel Policy Means Sugar Faces Vote Threat
June 28, 2018 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Isis Almeida and Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg Quint) … (Luis) Matos is one of millions of Brazilians who have cut back on car use after fuel costs climbed to a record. Like many in Latin America’s biggest …

GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification
June 28, 2018 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  High quality biomethane from biomass through gasification? A Swedish plant is now a first for injecting biomethane into the national grid. That’s the Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas), and its the subject of …

EU Biofuels Effort Kicks off in Örnsköldsvik
June 28, 2018 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(SEKAB/MyNewsDesk)  Representatives from eleven European companies and universities gathered yesterday in the Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik, to kick-start the EU-funded project Rewofuel. The long-term aim is to lay the groundwork for many new biorefineries across Europe, …

Mazda: ‘Well-to-Wheel’ Gives ICE the Advantage over Electric, Manufacturer Claims
June 27, 2018 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Briers (Fleet News)  Change the debate to get true global picture on emissions says manufacturer as it continues to examine powertrain technology options. —  At a time when most of its rivals are distancing themselves …

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 …

Zero to 10 Million in 5 years
June 27, 2018 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Slow to start and with fewer gallons than targeted through the Renewable Fuel Standard, cellulosic ethanol is showing signs of steady growth.  —  Cellulosic ethanol production has been gaining momentum …

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 …

Numerous Commercial Vehicles Approved for Biodiesel
June 27, 2018 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(LifePR/Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM))  New approval list of large engine and commercial vehicle manufacturers for operation with biodiesel (B20 / B30 / B100) published.
A recent survey among commercial vehicle manufacturers shows that many trucks, …

European Ethanol Sets New High Level for Greenhouse Gas Savings
June 27, 2018 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2017, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers.
The number represents the latest of …

Vietnam Uses ‘Super-Technology’ to Treat Biowaste
June 27, 2018 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Vietnam.net Bridge)  The utilization of Carbolosic technology in Vietnam promises to bring great benefits as it turns biological waste into valuable products.  —  The Ministry of Science & Technology (MST) has signed an MOU on transferring technology …

Greening the Canadian Transportation Sector
June 27, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Grey (Renewable Industries Canada/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada is a great example of how biofuels can lead the way for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, and of the importance of bringing this message to policymakers.  
As business …

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for the Marine Sector
June 27, 2018 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels for marine diesels — a biofuel developers dream? That’s the premise of his IEA webinar deck on the promise and progress in marine biofuels, a 330 Mton fuel market with both fuel …

Investigation into U.S. Renewable Fuels Policies Finds “Green” Biodiesel Producers Driving Massive Deforestation
June 27, 2018 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(MIghty Earth)  A new investigation, “Burned: Deception, Deforestation, and America’s Biodiesel Policy” by the organizations Mighty Earth and ActionAid USA has found that biodiesel is not the environmentally friendly, “green” fuel claimed by industry producers. On-the-ground …

New Catalyst Upgrades Carbon Dioxide to Fuels Found by USTC
June 26, 2018 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/University of Science and Technology of China)  Liquid multi-carbon alcohols such as ethanol and n-propanol are desired as renewable transportation fuels. They offer high energy densities, ease of long-range transport, and direct drop-in usage in existing …

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 …

New Enzyme Boost Could Hasten Biofuel Production
June 25, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Caroline Brogan (Imperial College London)   Imperial scientists have enhanced the process of using biology to make products such as fuels, plastics, medicines, and cosmetics.  —  This could lead to cheaper and more environmentally friendly biofuel production and …

EU Backs Industrial-Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Project and Camelina Cultivation Research
June 25, 2018 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  A new EU-backed project has been launched to demonstrate the first industrial-scale production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Europe. The four-year BIO4A initiative will also investigate the potential of reclaiming dry …

Initiative Launched to Encourage Adoption of Sustainable Jet Fuels by Business Aviation
June 25, 2018 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The business aviation sector has come together to raise awareness and encourage adoption by business aircraft owners, operators and fuel suppliers of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SJAF). At the centre of the initiative …

Airline Industry Urged to Prepare for Monitoring Carbon Emissions as CORSIA Nears Adoption
June 25, 2018 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) With less than seven months before CO2 monitoring requirements under ICAO’s CORSIA carbon offsetting scheme come into force, the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has reminded airlines and business aircraft operators of the …

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Incentive under New EU Renewable Energy Directive Not Enough, Says IATA
June 25, 2018 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The EU Council, European Parliament and European Commission have agreed a new post-2020 regulatory framework that includes an EU-wide binding renewable energy target for 2030 of 32% with a 14% for transport energy. The …

Biofuels and the Green Energy Push: Brazil-U.S. Cooperation in Implementing Carbon Emissions Reduction Policies
June 24, 2018 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Brazil Institute, Wilson Center)  Late last year, the Brazilian government introduced a new biofuels policy program to meet its commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement’s section on “Nationally Determined Contributions” to reduce carbon emissions. RenovaBio, as the program …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM, the Biofore Company
June 22, 2018 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) UPM is going through a transformation to ensure sustainable value creation in the long term. The aim is to improve profitability, generate growth and increase the value of the company’s business …

Diesel Buses Purchase not the Better Way for TTC
June 22, 2018 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Matt Tomich (Toronto Star)  Toronto is currently eyeing a major investment in diesel buses, which would derail progress toward its emission reduction goals and pull a major punch in the fight against climate change.
The Toronto …

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 …

New Tax to Encourage B20 Use
June 22, 2018 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Wichit Chantanusornsiri  (Bangkok Post)  The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the B7 tax in a push to make the former’s retail price three baht per litre …

16th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2019” — January 21-22, 2019 — Berlin, Germany
June 22, 2018 – 11:31 am | No Comment
16th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2019”    —  January 21-22, 2019   —   Berlin, Germany

The 16th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2019” will be held on 21-22 January 2019, again in Berlin. The conference is organised by the German Bioenergy Association (BBE), the Union for …

The Role of Advanced Biofuels in the Energy Transition
June 22, 2018 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(ADVANCEFUEL) Interview with Kristin Sternberg and Birger Kerckow, Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) 

How has the bioenergy sector – particularly in transport – developed over the past decade?

The share of energy from renewable sources in gross final …

Mandatory Fuel Blending Ratio up
June 21, 2018 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

(The Herald)  Government has increased the mandatory blending ratio of unleaded petrol from 15 percent ethanol to 20 percent with immediate effect following a significant improvement in the supply of ethanol from Green Fuel.
The move is …

BRAZIL: Senate Authorizes Producer To Sell Ethanol Directly To Fuel Station
June 21, 2018 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Markets Business Insider/RTTNews)  Brazil’s Senate has approved a legislation authorizing ethanol producers to sell the fuel directly to the fuel stations. After the 47-2 vote in the Senate, the bill should be voted by the House …

An Evaluation of Brazil’s RenovaBio Program
June 21, 2018 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Bill Brandon* (Advanced Biofuels USA/ Industrial Ecosystems) According to the Paris Accords on Climate Change, each country is to develop its own goals for CO2 reductions and develop a program to meet these goals.  …

Succinic’s Next Season: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioAmber
June 21, 2018 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BioAmber’s Mission? To be a fast growing producer of chemical intermediates that uses sugars instead of fossil fuels and sells competitively priced, sustainable chemicals with strong profit margins and the cleanest …

A New Type of Photosynthesis Is Discovered
June 21, 2018 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Hayley Dunning writes from the Imperial College of London that a new discovery has changed our understanding of the basic mechanism of photosynthesis and should rewrite the textbooks. It will also tailor …

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 …

Small Cut in EU’s Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2016 but Transport Emissions Keep Increasing
June 20, 2018 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

(European Environment Agency)  Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased by 0.4 % in 2016, according to latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Using less coal to produce …

AusBiotech 2018 — October 31-November 2, 2018 — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
June 20, 2018 – 7:10 pm | No Comment
AusBiotech 2018   —   October 31-November 2, 2018   —   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The annual AusBiotech conference has brought together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders for more than three decades, creating a forum to reflect on the sector’s achievements and exchange ideas to further advance the …

BIOENERGY STRONG 2018 Conference – Driving Commercial Outcomes — October 16-19, 2018 — South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
June 20, 2018 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
BIOENERGY STRONG 2018 Conference – Driving Commercial Outcomes   —   October 16-19, 2018   —    South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

We are excited to reveal details of the Bioenergy Australia 2018 Conference:
•    To be held 17 and 18 October 2018 at the State Library of Queensland 
•    Welcome reception in the evening of 16 October at …

Ethanol Industry Goes Global as Gasoline Price Rally Deteriorates Demand
June 20, 2018 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Suzanne Danforth and Jim Venhof (Genscape)  U.S. domestic ethanol demand suffered this spring relative to 2017, despite consistently favorable blending values and increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements. The decline, following a period of historically low …

UK-Produced Green Gas Now Being Used to Fuel Vehicles
June 20, 2018 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(U.K. Renewable Energy Association/Biomass Magazine)  A growing number of commercial haulage operators are clamoring to improve their environmental credentials by running haulage trucks on green gas. Whilst some green gas has been imported, domestic producers have …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scania Will Deliver Bus System for Ouagadougou
June 19, 2018 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(Scania)  To strengthen public transport in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, Scania and RATP Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Burkina Faso to establish a modern and efficient bus system with 460 …

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

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

Back to Business: G20 Energy Minsters Affirm Drive towards Renewables, Innovation, Cooperation
June 19, 2018 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This year, as it happens, Argentina holds the G20 Presidency and the outgoing Germans and incoming Japanese worked with Argentine energy minister Juan Jose Aranguren to broker an ambitious re-affirmation …

World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference — November 6-8, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium
June 19, 2018 – 11:03 am | No Comment
World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference   —   November 6-8, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

From chop and change to a long-term view: covering policy and politics around the world and bringing together policy-makers and national government representatives.
With the RFS in the USA on the move, Brazil implementing RenovaBio, China …

Companies vs. Climate Change (CvCC) — October 9-10, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 18, 2018 – 8:30 pm | No Comment
Companies vs. Climate Change (CvCC)    —   October 9-10, 2018   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

CvCC is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around climate change solutions. We strive to be an open and straight-forward arena for companies to collaborate and share best practices for being …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Annual Meeting — December 6-7, 2018 — Berlin, Germany
June 18, 2018 – 8:06 pm | No Comment
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Annual Meeting   —   December 6-7, 2018   —   Berlin, Germany

Join RSB at our Annual Meeting where we will be examining the big picture issues faced by the bioeconomy in 2018 and looking at the solutions, opportunities and real world examples that will guide us …

Midwest Trump Voters Losing Faith in His Commitment to Biofuels
June 18, 2018 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  New polling shows that voters across three Midwestern states are disappointed with Trump administration decisions they view as broken promises of support for local agriculture and renewable fuels industries.
In a survey of …

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 …

Bosnia’s Fuel Distributors Agree to Cut Prices after Protests
June 18, 2018 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Daria Sito-Sucic (Reuters)  Fuel distributors in Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation agreed a deal with the regional government on Tuesday to cut fuel prices after drivers repeatedly blocked roads in protest against rising prices, a government …

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

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

Mexican Court Overturns Ethanol Blending Injunction
June 15, 2018 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  A federal tribunal in Mexico Thursday overturned an injunction blocking ethanol blending from climbing to 10% from 5.8%, two sources connected to the case told S&P Global Platts. 
“Effectively, today the collegiate court …

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

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

Scania and Line 132 Will Use Pure Biodiesel
June 15, 2018 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Emiliano Huergo (Clarin Rural)  Claudio Molina, Executive Director of the Argentine Association of Biofuels and Hydrogen (AABH), announced that the line of collectives 132 of the Federal Capital will begin to use pure biodiesel in some …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

Improving Electron Transfer in Enzymatic Biofuel Cells
June 12, 2018 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Bob Yirka (Phys.org)   A team of researchers with members from institutions in Singapore, China and the U.K. has found a way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. In their paper published in …

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

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

Open Cell Launches Shipping Container Labs at Shepherd’s Bush Market to Accelerate Biotech Start-Up Businesses
June 12, 2018 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(SCIAD Newswire/Open Cell)  Open Cell has joined forces with regeneration specialist, U+I, and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and SynbiCITE to launch a biolab to offer affordable spaces at the Old Laundry Yard in Shepherd’s …

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

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

WaterKnight, Green Lizard, Solugen, Fero Labs Win at AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry start-up event
June 12, 2018 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals named 10 start-ups and chemical researchers as winners of the 2018 edition of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Imagine Chemistry challenge.
To meet its sustainability and growth ambitions, AkzoNobel …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Still Subsidizing Fossil Fuels To Tune Of $27 Billion
June 7, 2018 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  New research has shown that the United States continues to subsidize the production and consumption of fossil fuels to the tune of $27 billion, despite repeated pledges since 2009 to …

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

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

EU Pushes Back against Weakening of Aviation Emissions Deal
June 7, 2018 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  European countries are pushing back against any weakening of the rules underpinning a landmark global agreement to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels, especially those related to the types of aviation biofuels that …

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

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

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and new feedstocks.
#1 Tax & Trade
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UPDATE 1-Brazil Targets 10 pct Cut in Fuel Sector Carbon Emissions
June 6, 2018 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

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

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

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

RICanada and Advanced Biofuels Canada Demonstrate Significant Positive Impacts from Clean Fuel Standard
June 6, 2018 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the country’s two largest biofuels stakeholders—Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), together representing almost 50 member companies—have released the results of a new study on the economic …

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

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

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

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