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30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes
November 14, 2017 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text of the Renewable Fuels Standard …

Chicago! Fulcrum BioEnergy Picks the Midwest Hub for Its Next MSW-to-Jet Fuel Project
November 7, 2017 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From California we received the news that Chicagoland has been selected as the site of Fulcrum BioEnergy’s second commercial-scale waste-to-fuels biorefinery.
We reported last month that the long-awaited financing was completed for Fulcrum …

The Brazilian Conference on Science and Technology BioEnergy and the Progress in the BioEconomy in Brazil
October 28, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Held in Campos do Jordão on 16-19 October 2017, the Third Edition of the Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST) highlighted the theme “Designing a Sustainable Bioeconomy”. 
BBEST …

Global Demand for Biofuels Continues to Increase
October 10, 2017 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The 2017 Renewables outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is once again projecting continued increased demand for conventional biofuels.
The report notes that while sales of electric vehicles are increasing, “the share of EVs …

Biodiesel: 2017 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2021 – Research and Markets
August 18, 2017 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(Research and Markets/PR Newswire)  The “Biodiesel: 2017 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2021” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.  The present report is an essential resource for a one looking …

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021
July 28, 2017 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(Absolute Reports)  Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North …

BioAmber and the Charm of Making
May 12, 2017 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  If you’re not chasing biosuccinic or at least salivating over it, check your pulse. DSM, PTT, Mitsui, Roquette, Corbion, Vinmar and BASF are just a few of the major …

Sugar, Sugar: Toray, Mitsui Set out to Build Monster Cellulosic Sugar Plant in Asia
January 17, 2017 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week we reported that Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai sugar mills.
The companies will invest up …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Increase as More Countries Take Steps to Fight Air Pollution
December 8, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Corn)  … As the world strives to meet goals set by global climate initiatives, U.S. ethanol provides an affordable solution. Government mandates, which dictate a certain amount of ethanol to be blended with gasoline, …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF, Audi
October 12, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

White Biotechnology Market to Reach $487.08 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.
October 3, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(Grand View Research/PR Newswire)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach USD 487.08 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising awareness and emphasis for the adoption of greener …

Water-Energy Dependence around Pacific Rim Mapped in New Sandia Study
September 20, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Sandia National Laboratories)  A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan — has identified hundreds of locations where energy production depends upon scarce water supplies.
The Sandia …

Gates Backs Renmatix; Total Inks 1 Million Ton/Year Cellulosic Sugar License
September 15, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, Bill Gates is leading the latest investment round into the pioneering cellulosic sugars producer Renmatix as energy giant Total joins in with second investment and a 1 million …

Chinese Ethanol Almost Competitive Enough to Export
September 12, 2016 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Xiaojuan Gao (Platts)  The export arbitrage for China ethanol has narrowed to the point where transactions could be occurring very soon, market participants said Friday, citing a combination of factors including increasing international ethanol market …

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population
July 26, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and bioenergy, the 2016 GAF achieved its mission to gather producers, companies and academia to discuss …

Cellulosic Sugars Heading for Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources
July 26, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass,  offering an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable products. …

Leaf Resources (ASX: LER) Joint Venture to Develop Five Projects with World-Class Project Ceveloper Claeris, LLC
July 21, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Leaf Resources)  Leaf Resources Ltd (ASX: LER, “Leaf” or “Leaf Resources”) is pleased to announce the signing of binding legal agreements with US-based project developer Claeris, LLC (“Claeris”), to establish a joint venture (JV) entity, Leaf Development, …

US West Coast Emerges as Likely Ethanol Supplier for Asian Importers
July 5, 2016 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  The US West Coast is set to become a new export outlet for ethanol cargoes to Asia as competition heats up among traders and producers to capture more market share in …

Big Soy Crop No Help for U.S. Biofuel Makers Overrun by Imports
June 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biodiesel plants idled as shipments from Asia, Argentina jump; Foreign supplies cheaper or cleaner than fuel from Midwest soy  —  Makers of renewable fuels derived from the vast soybean fields across the …

Solutions from the Land Leaders Bring North American Climate Smart Agriculture Ideas to Global Summit in Rome
June 16, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(North American Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) is taking an active role in the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) summit underway this week in Rome, pressing business, government, NGO …

Ethanol Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific Region
May 18, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews)  The U.S. Grains Council has long served as an international promoter of corn and other grain exports and has expanded its efforts to include ethanol and dried distillers grains with …

Hope Springs Eternal for Ethanol in the Far East
May 18, 2016 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

By Ed Hubbard (Renewable Fuels Association)  …  At APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum), I found a delegation of countries that weren’t just committed to biofuels, but eager about the future and promise they held for …

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports
April 15, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns, especially those related to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deteriorating air quality, the direct results …

Growth Energy to participate in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – The Auto Channel’s Marc Rauch Part of the Presentation Team
April 11, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  This week, Jim Miller, Vice President and Chief Economist of Growth Energy will travel with Steve Bleyl, Executive Vice President of Green Plains Inc., and Doug Berven, Vice President of Corporate Affairs of …

AP Interview: Corruption Probe Holds Lessons for Monaco
April 1, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Angela Charlton (Associated Press/Washington Post)  Monaco’s government says it’s investigating how an alleged vast oil corruption scandal involving a Monaco-based company long went unnoticed, even though the principality has opened up its financial sector …

Automakers Should Expect Biodiesel Blends — Global Biofuels Outlook Forecasts through 2035
March 18, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(Stratas Advisors/PR Newswire)  Like government leaders around the world, candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign have pandered to opposing constituencies surrounding the future of biofuels, agricultural versus petroleum, environmentalists versus industrialists. However, refiners, automakers, …

Swallowing the Frog
February 23, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Doug Rich (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  The best statement made about the current market situation for grains at the Kansas Commodity Classic came from Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. Novak …

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery
January 28, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25 billion oil refinery and a propane terminal at the Port of Longview.
Columbia Riverkeeper recently released …

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland
January 17, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists have already declared cleantech dead as it has undergone the typical innovation life-cycle and has …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas
Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

ADB, Japan Companies Plan Asia Green-Energy Fund
September 22, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Nikkei Asian Review)  The Asian Development Bank will team with Japanese companies to establish a roughly $750 million fund investing in Asia’s alternative energy industry.

Asia Climate Partners will use ADB’s connections and information network to …

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream
July 28, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by By Gaurav Agnihotri (OilPrice.com)  The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector.  In June 2015, Saudi Arabia pumped a record 10.564 million …

Valero Expands into Ethanol Export Market for 1st Time
July 14, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Valero Energy Corp, one of the biggest U.S. oil refiners, is preparing to sell ethanol for export for the first time, the company said, betting on the $2 billion overseas market …

Biofuel Crops Will Feel Effects of Slumping Oil Prices, Research Shows
July 1, 2015 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

Eric Atkins (The Globe and Mail)  The crash in oil prices will be felt at the farm gate as demand and prices moderate for biofuel crops corn and soybean, says a new report from the …

Thailand Set to Become Regional Bioenergy Hub
June 2, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Krissana Parnsoonthorn (Bangkok Post)  Thailand has high potential to transfer biomass and biogas technology to other Asean members in the next five years, say industry experts. With abundant biomass resources and the government’s past …

At Eco-Marathons, Shell De-emphasizes Renewable Transportation Energy, Except, Possibly, for “100% Ethanol”
May 31, 2015 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Having recently completed the inaugural Detroit Shell Eco-Marathon, Adrian Juergens, Fuel Scientist and Shell Eco Marathon technical manager for the Americas held a press event at the Detroit Grand …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions
February 16, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate. But when it comes to brutal environments, this seaside shrub is no pushover.  Seashore Mallow …

The Outlook for Renewable Fuels: The Top 10 issues for 2015
February 13, 2015 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Here’s our most recent update, focusing on 10 key issues (though not ranked in order of importance):
1. Oil price volatility — will it stabilize?
2. RIN price volatility — will the …

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2015
January 2, 2015 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2014? Not the intrepidSS Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into tomorrowland.
1. The Year …

Solanbridge Group Announces Reseller Agreement With Vega Biofuels SLNX to Market Biochar in Canada, Jamaica, and South Central Asia
December 8, 2014 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Accesswire/Solanbridge Group)  Solanbridge Group Inc (OTC: SLNX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Reseller Agreement with Georgia-based Vega BioFuels, Inc (OTC: VGPR) where Solanbridge has the opportunity to market Vega’s Biochar product …

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2
October 10, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why?
Part I of II
There’s a …

Africa, ME, Asia to Drive Global Biofuels Demand to 115 mn Tonnes by 2018
September 9, 2014 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Business Standard)  Growth in 2013-18 period likely to be moderate compared to 2008-13 period as demand from the US stagnates, says the Freedonia Group report.
Asia-Pacific region, Central and South America, and the Africa/Mideast region are …

VIII Annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference: Report
September 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It was fitting that the VIII annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference took place in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
The …

Biodiesel Push Leads to Big Fall in Indonesia Fuel Import
August 21, 2014 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(The Rakyat Post) Previously ranked as Asia’s top diesel importer, now No 3 Indonesia is expected to take a third less of the fuel this year as demand from mining falters and biodiesel use in transport …

BP June 2014 Statistical Review of World Energy: 53 Years of Oil Left
July 9, 2014 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) BP’s  63rd annual  Statistical Review of World Energy was recently released. Some key findings.
Oil Prices Stay Above $100/Barrel for Third Year

In the face of these disruptions and heightened risks …

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the Industry Outlook for 2014
July 2, 2014 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the companies, the major barriers (as they see them) for further capacity-building, sources for future investment, …

Summary of World Bioenergy Association Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014
June 27, 2014 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Bioenergy is considered to be an important source of energy for the next decades for several reasons. Most important reasons are: bioenergy can contribute to the reduction of CO2, …

Biobased Investment Triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Investment Landscape
April 3, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital in Q1 2014, while 8 biobased ventures raised $128.6 million in Q4 2013. This compares …

X-Crobes: Kuraray Invests in Amyris, What’s Next for Synth-Bio and Performance Molecules?
April 2, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In California, Amyris and Kuraray announced the expansion and extension of their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene, Amyris’s brand of renewable farnesene.
Amyris and Kuraray launched the collaboration …

Ethanol Tariff Induces Debate at NEC
February 19, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It is rare that a conference panel needs to be truly moderated, but the rabble-rousing conversation that ensued between international ethanol industry representatives at the National Ethanol Conference kept …

Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More
December 26, 2013 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Asia looks at petroleum reserves and exploration and concludes: our future is in biomass.
As we wrote in 2012: “There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil …

Algae.Tec Growth System Validated, Enters Nutraceutical Market
December 18, 2013 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(Algae.Tec/Biodiesel Magazine)  Algae.Tec Ltd. announced receipt of a validation report from Sydney Environmental and Soil Laboratory Pty Ltd., a National Association of Testing Authorities approved company.
Algae.Tec Chairman Roger Stroud is extremely pleased with the results …

Ethanol Makers Looking for Export Boost
December 11, 2013 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(St. Louis Post Dispatch/Omaha.com)  U.S. ethanol makers will be looking to boost exports of the fuel if the federal government, as expected, scales back the amount mandated for use in the domestic market.
With low corn …

Argentine Biodiesel Exports Seen Increasing on Demand From U.S.
November 19, 2013 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by  Whitney McFerron (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Argentina, the world’s biggest biodiesel exporter, is increasing shipments of the fuel on stronger U.S. demand, Oil World said.
Argentine exports of biodiesel made from soybean oil will climb to 450,000 metric …

More Customers Can Benefit From Ennovor’s Premium Quality Sustainable Fuels Following $12m Cash Injection
November 7, 2013 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Ennovor/PR NewsWire)  Customers seeking premium quality, reliable and sustainable biofuels will have greater choice. This follows a $12m investment in expanding the supply chain, production and feedstock capabilities of sustainable energy sector leader Ennovor Group.
The enhancements are …

Energy Crops Could Cover Energy Demand in Surplus Agricultural Lands
September 27, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(BioenergyCrops.com)  A brand new study (2013) found that the projected energy demand (2035) in developing countries, can be covered with energy crops in surplus agricultural lands, then not competing with food production. The study, from the Department …

Concord Energy Announces Agreement to Establish Asia Pacific Joint Venture with Cool Planet Energy Systems
September 25, 2013 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Cool Planet)  Concord Energy today announced that it has signed an agreement with Cool Planet Energy Systems to establish a joint-venture in the Asia Pacific Region. The JV will develop commercial production facilities for the …

RNCOS White Paper: Asia Pacific Leads Biofuel Production Growth
September 23, 2013 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(RNCOS)  In a world which is ever thirsty for energy, economies eye on renewable energy sources to conserve environment and reduce costs. Our recent analysis of global biofuel industry revealed that in 2012, Asia Pacific …

Once-Revered Biofuels Are Finding Political Ground Shifting beneath Them
August 14, 2013 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Kingsman (Platts/The Barrel)  Earlier this year BP published its Statistical Review of World Energy 2013 – the 62nd annual report – that highlighted the largest single-year increase in US oil production ever recorded, and …

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor
July 24, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the IFAD-ICRAF Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops, an initiative focused on providing clean …

IEA Predicts Global Growth in Ethanol Production
July 2, 2013 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency has released its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report (MTRMR), predicting that world biofuel production will increase from 1.86 million barrels per day in …

Growth in Asia, Climate Change Weigh on Biofuels – US Executive
April 23, 2013 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Tracy Dang (ICIS)  Population growth in Asia, climate change and shifting geopolitics are all issues that will impact the future of the biotechnology and renewable fuels industry, an executive at a life sciences investment firm …

Cobalt Signs Strategic Partner and Investor to Commercialize Bio-Based Butadiene Solution
April 19, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(Cobalt/PRNewswire)  Strategic Partnership Opens Pathway to $40 Billion Butadiene Market
Cobalt Technologies, a leading developer of next generation bio-based chemicals, today announced a strategic relationship with two prominent Asian chemical companies for the development of a …

Versalis Invests $20M in Genomatica, Launches JV for Bio-based Butadiene
April 11, 2013 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Italy, Versalis and Genomatica announced the establishment of a technology joint venture for bio-based butadiene from non-food biomass. The resulting process will be licensed across Europe, Asia and Africa by …

International Regulation of Microorganisms for Biofuel or Chemical Production: Europe, Asia and Australia
March 26, 2013 – 10:36 am | No Comment

by David Glass (DGlassAssociates.com)  In two blog entries in 2010, I described the possible regulatory regimes that might affect the use of genetically modified microorganisms or plants in the production of biofuels or bio-based chemicals, …

Impressions on Conference Style in Asia and Challenges Facing the Biofuel Industry in Asia
March 7, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The “Sugar & Ethanol Asia 2013” conference organized by F.O. Licht took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 26-27, 2013. This event attracted 125 people representing 20 countries (mostly …

Iowa Board Awards Funds for Job Creation Projects in Milford, Galva
February 25, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

byDave Dreeszen  (SiouxCityJournal.com)  The Iowa Economic Development Authority board awarded financial aid packages Friday to two Northwest Iowa manufacturers planning to expand and add new jobs.
American Natural Processors, a specialty oilseed and grain processor in …

9th Sugar World Asia April 28-30, 2013 Yangon, Burma/Myanmar
January 18, 2013 – 11:09 am | No Comment
9th Sugar World Asia    April 28-30, 2013  Yangon, Burma/Myanmar

CMT is an active global conference organizer and since 1982 supports business development across Asia, MidEast/Africa and the Americas. Recent political and economic reforms in Myanmar are very encouraging with the country favored as the …

Asia Special Biofuels Report
December 26, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and that is Asia.
We’re …

Global Biofuel Market Outlook to 2016 – Growing Mainstream Through Government Support
December 14, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(PRNewswire/Reportlinker.com)  Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.
The report titled “Global Biofuel Market Outlook to 2016 – Going Mainstream Through Government Support” provides a comprehensive analysis of market size …

15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013
December 14, 2012 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Policy, finance, technology, feedstocks, markets, prices, opposition.  Here’s what’s on your mind, as the critical 2013 deployment year for biofuels looms.
So here are 15 burning questions as suggested by various …

Despite Urban Migration, Scale Elusive for MSW-to-Fuels
December 5, 2012 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Mackinnon Lawrence  (Biofuels Digest/Pike Research)  There are few topics that get the clean technology sector excited less than trash. Meanwhile, the news is littered with stories discussing municipal areas from Zimbabwe to Los Angeles and …

False Hope: The Harmful Promotion of Agrofuels in Asia and Canada
November 17, 2012 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Jack Litster  (CCCI-CCIC)  When the price of agrofuel production finally became economically competitive with the high price of oil around 2005, a debate soon opened up about whether transport fuel produced from crops (such …

The GM Tree Plantations Bred to Satisfy the World’s Energy Needs
November 16, 2012 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Israeli biotech firm says its modified eucalyptus trees can displace the fossil fuel industry
It’s a timber company’s dream but a horrific industrial vision for others: massive plantations of densely planted GM eucalyptus …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

Carbon Credits Gone Awry: Coolant Companies Raise Output of Harmful Gas
August 9, 2012 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Andrew W. Lehren (The New York Times)  …But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity.
They quickly figured out that …

The Global Energy Market Welcomes US
July 25, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …To sum it up: it’s a big world and a world that is growing increasingly hungry for clean, domestically produced energy. The opportunities abound for those who can think …

Biomass Burning Really Heats Things Up: New Study Shows Significance of Fire’s Brown Carbon for Global Warming
July 6, 2012 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development / Environmental News Network)  Emissions from forest fires and other biomass burning has a greater impact on global warming than previously understood, according to a new study.
“We used to …

Anticipating Asia: Asian Biofuels Consumption Expected to Grow Substantially
June 5, 2012 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Conditions are ripe for biofuels demand and production to boom in Asia over the next few years, as steady growth in countries such as China, India and Japan will …

Contribution of Biofuels to the Global Economy
May 21, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Association/Cardno ENTRIX)  …As is the case with virtually all other emerging and developing countries, biofuels offer the prospects of a new cash crop for farmers, increased employment in rural areas, expanded manufacturing output, reduced …

TMO Renewables Expands Production of 2G Ethanol with Cassava Stalk
May 4, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire)  TMO Renewables (“TMO Group”), a leading technology provider for cellulosic biofuels production, today announced the company has advanced to demonstration scale on cassava stalk feedstock with major Chinese fuel and food producers. TMO …

Advanced Algae Heads for Asia: Indonesia Food Giant Invests in Heliae
May 4, 2012 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Heliae announced a capital raise of  $15 million in funding from international conglomerate Salim Group’s agribusiness company, PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Agri Investments.
This …

JOil Announces Elite Jatropha Varieties Returns Repeatable Yields of over 2 Tons of Seeds per Hectare in First Year of India Field Trials
March 22, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(JOil)  • Tamil Nadu sites achieve first-year flowering in three months and first harvest in five months
• Field trials now being conducted in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia
JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy …

Biofuels Thrive in the Shadow of Asia’s Oil Crisis
March 22, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  … So why, you ask, is the US lagging behind Asia? In the US too, biofuels will create lots of jobs as always happens in new growth industries, and …

ILUC: The ‘Soap’ Continues
March 14, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout   (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In my opinion, the delay in putting a bill on the table is caused by the fact that the ILUC ‘science’ is simply not conclusive. A study by the …

The Palms Of Controversy
March 13, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia) Palms are said to be a symbol of peace and prosperity, but you can’t prove it by the past few weeks of heated debate over palm biofuel. Last week, we …

Biofuels Industrials Shift Focus to Waste, Asia as World Biofuels Markets 2012 Opens
March 13, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Nadim Chaudhry  (Biofuels Digest/Greenpower Conferences)  1500 industry leaders expected to gather in Rotterdam as oil prices, aviation dominate thinking on growth, in 100-leader industry survey.
As we gear up for the 2012 World Biofuels Markets event …

US Forces Give the Nod to Biofuels
February 1, 2012 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

Michael Richardson (Canberra Times)  Don’t laugh! The United States military is dead serious about being able to fly its combat and cargo planes on jet fuel derived from algae and plants, and to power many …

Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels: A Joint Publication of FAO and IEA Bioenergy
January 31, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  As a potential substitute for fossil fuels, wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. FAO’s programme on wood energy promotes sustainable wood energy systems as a contribution to sustainable forest management, livelihoods …

New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them
December 30, 2011 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(IFP Energies Nouvelles)  The numerous research programmes looking at new-generation biofuels that were initiated over the last ten years are now starting to bear fruit. Although no plants are producing and
marketing biofuels yet, the large-scale, industrial …

As Government Talks Strike Out, Business Steps up to Bat
December 9, 2011 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  This week, while the world’s biofuel producers were busy ramping up production towards the 54.1 billion gallon global capacity predicted by 2015, the people who regulate biofuels and make …

Germans and French Bring Algal Biofuel to Indian Ocean
October 27, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Toby Price (Renewable Energy Magazine)  A German-French initiative has culminated in the commissioning of a photobioreactor plant on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The facility which uses microalgae to …

Algae Industry Magazine Interview: Syed Isa Syed Alwi
October 17, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  When Syed Alwi speaks about the algae industry, you get the feeling that he really has his finger on what’s going on globally. He gets around, and is a …

Is Asia Ready for Commercial Algae Production?
October 7, 2011 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Toby Price   (Renewable Energy Magazine)  …Government-subsidised researchers are hunting for local algae strains, while clean tech companies are exploding and foreign investors are tying up deals to bring algae production technologies to China …

It’s All about Sugar as Prices Surge and Supply Fears Grow
September 8, 2011 – 7:24 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …We imagine “food vs fuel” in terms of grain shortages, but where food and fuel actually collide is on the global sugar markets. “While sugar is widely available in …

GM Builds B100 Vehicles
July 22, 2011 – 8:33 am | No Comment

by Virendra Pandit (ETCGreen.com)  The global giant recently joined a tripartite agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, in a $950,000 project in …

Opportunities for Australia as Europe Seeks More Biofuel
May 26, 2011 – 7:35 am | No Comment

(ABC Rural)   The European Union wants more of its transport fuel to be made from renewable biomass like canola oil.
…EU member states can’t supply enough canola or soy oil to meet the demand, so …

Europe May Introduce Land Use Sustainabilty Criteria
May 5, 2011 – 8:43 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  This was one of the best weeks yet in the Asian biofuels industry. China decided to promote 2G biofuels production and reduce its CO2 emissions by up to 45 …

Mission Makes Crude Jatropha Oil Sale, Expanding Geographic Market And Customer Base
May 5, 2011 – 6:33 am | No Comment

(The Street/BusinessWire)  Mission NewEnergy Limited , a global leader in providing energy from renewable sources, is pleased to announce that it has sold a further 280 barrels (38 tons) of unrefined Jatropha oil to a …

Boeing And EPFL Join Forces To Lower Sustainability Certification Costs
March 22, 2011 – 7:45 am | No Comment

(DailyMarkets/PR Newswire)  Boeing  and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) today announced the creation of the Sustainable Biomass Consortium, a research initiative focused on increasing collaboration between voluntary standards and regulatory requirements for biomass used …

The Truth about 2011
February 21, 2011 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …“If weather blesses the world with bountiful crops in 2011,” writes Economic Times commodities editor Nidhi Nath Srinivas, “and that’s a giant if, they will first replenish exhausted stocks …

Sustainable Palm Oil Output, Use Grow Last Year
January 28, 2011 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Commodity Online)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) ended the year 2010 with strong growth in both the production and use of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil.
Compared to 2009, numbers doubled, in many cases even …

Can We Innovate Our Way Out of the Challenges that Confront Us?
January 28, 2011 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink  (Biofuels Digest-Asia)  As New Year celebrations get under way throughout Asia, the year in biofuels is shaping up to be one of uncertainty.  Already, notable advances in sustainable palm oil supply, cellulosic …

Ten Asian Trends to watch in 2011
January 6, 2011 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …#1 It’s a breakthrough year for Asian biofuels science and technology. Many scientific and technological developments that simmered away in Asian labs and pilot plants in 2010 are set …

2010: Asia’s Biofuels Boom Charges Ahead
December 30, 2010 – 9:30 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink  (Biofuels Digest Asia)  2010 is sure to be remembered as the year Asia’s biofuels boom became self-sustaining. Double digit Asian economic growth, government and private investment, international business collaborations and research networks drove …

New USDA Loan Guarantees, $50 Biofuels, Asia, Syngas among New Biofuels Trends, Gossip at Pacific Rim Summit
December 13, 2010 – 8:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Honolulu, much of the leadership of the advanced biofuels and renewables chemicals industries have gathered this week at BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit.  …(W)hat are the key trends? Here are …

Global Vegetable Oils Market to Reach 169 Million Metric Tons by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
November 4, 2010 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(StreetInsider.com)  …Factors such as economic recovery; increasing investments in biodiesel plants; new food regulations; growing demand for palm oil-derived biodiesel; increasing world population; changing living standards and eating habits in emerging countries; accentuates a robust …

Biofuels from the Bottom Up
November 4, 2010 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest-Asia)  “Why wait for top-down solutions? Providing energy in a bottom-up way instead has a lot to recommend it. There is no need to wait for politicians or utilities to act. The …

Getting Our Act Together: An All-Star Invitational Summit Brings Second Generation Biofuels and Global Policy Leaders to India
October 13, 2010 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  What if we could get all the decision-makers together in one room? I’m not the only person who believes a lot of problems in our industry would be solved. That’s …

Big Oil and Biofuels Clash over UK’s 2020 Biofuels Target
September 21, 2010 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  There’s blast furnace heat but little light so far in the debate on the UK biofuels target for 2020. Some advisors have urged that the current target of 10 …

PNOC, Dole, Toyota Forge Jatropha Deal
July 15, 2010 – 11:47 am | No Comment

By Amy R. Remo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)   State-owned PNOC-Alternative Fuels Corp. has forged an agreement with Dole Philippines and Toyota Tsusho Corp. to put up pilot jatropha plantations in Sarangani province.

Under the memorandum of understanding, the …

3.13 Billion Gallons in Global advanced Biofuels Capacity by 2014; Asia Surges to 9.4 Percent Share
July 15, 2010 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  Revised “Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database” (v1.5) released by Biofuels Digest.
The most significant additions are the Neste Oil projects in Finland, the Netherlands and Singapore, which a number of readers …

Bioenergy International Asia November 10-11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 18, 2010 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy International Asia November 10-11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This year’s Tank Storage Asia expo & conference has moved from the traditional storage hub of Singapore to the up and coming region of Malaysia.
Singapore may be one of the largest oil refining and trading …

Guidelines To Implement EU’s Renewable Energy Drive Adopted
June 17, 2010 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(BERNAMA.com)  The European Commission on Thursday (June 10, 2010) adopted guidelines to implement the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive which forms part of its 2008 climate and energy package.
“The adopted package gives clear guidance to the …

Protectionism as Environmentalism
June 17, 2010 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  As if the global trade in biofuels wasn’t already fragmented enough, last week Europe weighed in with draconian legislation that effectively bans Asian producers of biodiesel that use what …

Biobutanol – the Fuel to Leap the Blend Wall?
June 15, 2010 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Digest readers who closely analyze the Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database will have noticed that, commencing in 2012, biobutanol is scheduled to grow rapidly from pilot stage today to more than 500 …

Seaweed: Asia’s Magic Bioenergy Feedstock
June 2, 2010 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest) …Two years ago, the Korean Institute for Industrial Technology developed a process of extracting ethanol from seaweed, which proves to be more cost-efficient and advantageous than other sources of biofuel, writes …

“May You Live in Interesting Times”: Biofuels Digest Asia Debuts Amidst China, Jatropha Surge, Gulf Woes
June 2, 2010 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  …Closely watched in Asia, the ongoing crisis is likely to be viewed in retrospect as an energy tipping point, emblematic of the case for biofuels and the decline of the world oil and …

Thailand Biofuels: Feedstocks and Market Opportunities
May 17, 2010 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Ben Lazarus  (Biofuels Digest, American World Services)  Looks at cassava, sugarcane, cellulosic feedstocks (rice husks, bagasse), spare production capacity, and export opportunities in Thailand.  READ MORE

Biofuels in Asia: An Analysis of Sustanability Options
March 30, 2009 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy Asia)  The purpose of this report is to provide an objective and comprehensive regional analysis summarizing the benefits and risks of biofuels development in Asia, and examining the istribution and use of biofuels …