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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Energy Outlook through 2040

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The BP Energy Outlook explores the forces shaping the global energy transition out to 2040 and the key uncertainties surrounding that transition. It shows how rising prosperity drives an increase in global energy demand and how that demand will be met over the coming decades through

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Future of Electric Vehicles Lie in the Sourcing of Lithium and Cobalt for Batteries

by Vishnu Rajamanickam  (Freight Waves)  … But unless the manufacturing process and the raw material sourcing is regulated and stabilized, it would be hard to sell EVs to the larger middle-class populace. This is because the on-road price of an electric vehicle is much higher than its combustion engine equivalent, as the

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?

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 Free trade vs fair trade: Dumping and tax credit issues continue to mezmerize the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

NE Asia Hydrous Ethanol Discussions Halted by Brazil Concerns

by Izham Ahmad (ICIS) Import discussions in northeast Asia’s spot hydrous ethanol market have ground to a halt on uncertainty over logistics in Brazil, which is the region’s main supplier. … “No one is willing to give us any kind of quotations or prices due to this situation,” said a buyer in Asia.

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Looking Back on Platts 7th Annual Geneva Biofuels Conference

(Biofuels International)  Struggles and triumphs of the biofuels industry were brought into sharp focus at the Platts 7th Annual Biofuels Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. With speakers from across the biofuels sector, the event at the Grand Hotel Kempinski covered the latest policy updates and struggles facing the industry. Pharoah Le Feuvre, energy

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC: APEC Roadmap Supports Development of Global Ethanol Markets

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Constructing a national ethanol industry is a monumental task, but an effort that pays dividends economically and environmentally—as U.S. farmers and agribusinesses understand. The U.S. Grains Council is working alongside the U.S. government and with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to share the U.S. experience—and information about

April 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustainability Is All the Rage but Financing of Extreme Fossil Fuels Is on the Rise

by Eshe Nelson (Quartz Media)  … Last year, when economic losses from natural and man-made disasters exceeded $300 billion, big banks across the globe increased their financing of “extreme” fossil-fuels activities by 11% to $115 billion, according to a new report by a collection of environmental pressure groups. The report, called Banking on

March 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Heard from the Floor at ABLC — Thursday March 1, 2018

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … On March 1, ABLC 2018 kicked off at the Mayflower Hotel in the heart of D.C. with five Avengers – a superhero bunch who all had a common thread – we are stronger together than apart. We heard over and over again that while

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) once specified a

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Avoiding GMOs Isn’t Just Anti-Science. It’s Immoral.

by Mitch Daniels (The Washington Post)  Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural technology, most specifically the use of molecular techniques to create genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Here, there are no credibly conflicting

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With apologies to every other region around the world. we continue to see Asia as the epicenter of the biobased revolution over the next 20 years. The reasons are three and relatively straightforward: 1. Continued and robust economic growth. 2. Massive biomass resource. 3. Lack of

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

#AltFuelRocks: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to below50 and Alt Fuels Deployment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Below50 is an initiative that brings businesses together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) to promote the best-of-breed of sustainable fuels. The companies and organizations driving the initiative include ABBI, Arizona State

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

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 — the coverage of the announce in few cases focused on the changes in DowDuPont’s

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Chicago! Fulcrum BioEnergy Picks the Midwest Hub for Its Next MSW-to-Jet Fuel Project

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 Bioenergy’s highly-anticipated first commercial project near Reno, Nevada. … “We have not publicly said

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Brazilian Conference on Science and Technology BioEnergy and the Progress in the BioEconomy in Brazil

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 had 385 registered participants with 153 academics, 141 students, 55 invited speakers and 37

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Demand for Biofuels Continues to Increase

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 remains limited, and biofuels are still expected to represent over 90% of total renewable

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: 2017 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2021 – Research and Markets

(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 for detailed information on the world biodiesel market. The report covers data on global, regional

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021

(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 America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

BioAmber and the Charm of Making

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 players around the world chasing it. In part, that’s because there’s a market for succinic

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Sugar, Sugar: Toray, Mitsui Set out to Build Monster Cellulosic Sugar Plant in Asia

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 to $51 million to build one of the world’s largest bagasse-based cellulosic sugar plants. Producing

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Increase as More Countries Take Steps to Fight Air Pollution

(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, make a big impact on global ethanol demand. In many countries, blend mandates function as

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF, Audi

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 at BASF and Audi and their direct investments, partnerships and alliances with companies both heralded and unknown.  READ

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

White Biotechnology Market to Reach $487.08 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

(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 and environment-friendly technologies in various end-use industries is expected to drive the market over the

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Water-Energy Dependence around Pacific Rim Mapped in New Sandia Study

(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 National Laboratories study, “Mapping Water Consumption for Energy Production Around the Pacific Rim,” was

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Gates Backs Renmatix; Total Inks 1 Million Ton/Year Cellulosic Sugar License

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 ton per year license. Gates is the chairman of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition— along with

September 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Chinese Ethanol Almost Competitive Enough to Export

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 prices and government support policies to decrease corn stockpiles. … In US dollar terms, this

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population

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 the importance of agribusiness supply chains in the world. GAF is held every two years.

July 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Cellulosic Sugars Heading for Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leaf Resources

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’ Glycell technology is getting a lot of attention as a source of low-cost

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Leaf Resources (ASX: LER) Joint Venture to Develop Five Projects with World-Class Project Ceveloper Claeris, LLC

(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, LLC (“Leaf Development”), for the purpose of developing up to five renewable chemical projects that utilise

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

US West Coast Emerges as Likely Ethanol Supplier for Asian Importers

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 the region, sources said on the sidelines of an industry conference late last week. An

July 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Soy Crop No Help for U.S. Biofuel Makers Overrun by Imports

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 American Midwest can’t seem to catch a break. At a time when crops are cheap

June 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land Leaders Bring North American Climate Smart Agriculture Ideas to Global Summit in Rome

(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 and other leaders there to take full advantage of the contributions that agriculture and forestry

June 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific Region

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 solubles. The efforts coincide with a growing interest in ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region driven

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Hope Springs Eternal for Ethanol in the Far East

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 those countries’ domestic economies, energy security, environment and air quality.  I found an audience not

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports

(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 of rapidly-rising fossil fuel consumption across the region. Responding to these issues, a team of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy to participate in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – The Auto Channel’s Marc Rauch Part of the Presentation Team

(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 POET to Chinese Taipei to present papers on the benefits of ethanol as part of

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

AP Interview: Corruption Probe Holds Lessons for Monaco

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 and cracked down on tax dodging. Monaco police carried out several raids and detained executives

April 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Automakers Should Expect Biodiesel Blends — Global Biofuels Outlook Forecasts through 2035

(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, governments and investors want a realistic view of how biofuel consumption will evolve in the

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Swallowing the Frog

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 said if you eat a live frog first thing every morning, it can only get

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery

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 state and federal documents detailing the ill-fated history of an Odessa, Wash., company, TransMessis

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland

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 suffered somewhat from hype. However, based on the presentations at the conference, it seems cleantech

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

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 biofuels continue to develop, and especially in the developing world. In this report, we

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

ADB, Japan Companies Plan Asia Green-Energy Fund

(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 find promising investments. It will distribute money over five-year periods and recoup investments

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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 barrels a day, a record level. As if being the world’s biggest exporter of oil

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Valero Expands into Ethanol Export Market for 1st Time

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 as U.S. demand remains plagued by political uncertainty. The San Antonio-based oil refiner, the third-largest

July 14, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops Will Feel Effects of Slumping Oil Prices, Research Shows

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 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Thailand Set to Become Regional Bioenergy Hub

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 success  in promoting bioenergy, the country holds a strategic position in promoting biomass use throughout

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

At Eco-Marathons, Shell De-emphasizes Renewable Transportation Energy, Except, Possibly, for “100% Ethanol”

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 Prix track at Belle Isle to promote the 2016 edition of the modern version of

May 31, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions

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 can survive one drought after another. It’s a perennial. And it feels right at home

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Outlook for Renewable Fuels: The Top 10 issues for 2015

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 rollercoaster end? 3. Ethanol blend wall — what’s the work-around? 4. Policy and

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2015

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 of Supercritical, and thermal conversion.   We’ve been hearing more and more about dissolving

January 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Solanbridge Group Announces Reseller Agreement With Vega Biofuels SLNX to Market Biochar in Canada, Jamaica, and South Central Asia

(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 to its clients worldwide. Vega’s Biochar product is a highly absorbent specially designed charcoal-type product

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2

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 gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Africa, ME, Asia to Drive Global Biofuels Demand to 115 mn Tonnes by 2018

(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 expected to drive the global biofuels demand to reach 115 million metric tons in 2018 from

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

VIII Annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference: Report

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 event is sponsored jointly by two distinct organizations. The International Sugar Organization (ISO) offers

September 8, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Push Leads to Big Fall in Indonesia Fuel Import

(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 and industry grows with a mandate implemented in January. With the government also aiming for

August 21, 2014 Read Full Article

BP June 2014 Statistical Review of World Energy: 53 Years of Oil Left

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 to supply, average oil prices exceeded $100 per barrel for a third consecutive

July 9, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the Industry Outlook for 2014

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, and a focus on feedstock. In California, NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath, Novozymes North American president

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Summary of World Bioenergy Association Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014

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, and therefore decrease the greenhouse-effect; bioenergy can reduce dependency on foreign sources of energy–in a

June 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Biobased Investment Triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Investment Landscape

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 to $363.8M million in Q2, $435M in Q2, and $434M in Q4 2012 and Q1

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

X-Crobes: Kuraray Invests in Amyris, What’s Next for Synth-Bio and Performance Molecules?

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 in 2011 with an initial focus on using Biofene-based polymers to replace petroleum-derived feedstocks

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Tariff Induces Debate at NEC

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 Bliss Baker busy Tuesday morning. The spokesperson for the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance managed a

February 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

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 & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec Growth System Validated, Enters Nutraceutical Market

(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 of the validation that confirms the application and production capability of the Algae.Tec system

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers Looking for Export Boost

(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 prices, thanks to a record crop, industry officials say the nation’s ethanol plants will

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Argentine Biodiesel Exports Seen Increasing on Demand From U.S.

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 tons in the three months through December, more than double the year-earlier 221,000 tons,

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

More Customers Can Benefit From Ennovor's Premium Quality Sustainable Fuels Following $12m Cash Injection

(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 being financed by a $12 million dollar capital raise led by Black Pearl Capital. Ennovor Group

November 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Crops Could Cover Energy Demand in Surplus Agricultural Lands

(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 of Energy Technology, at Aalto University School of Engineering (Finland) was accepted by the sound

September 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Concord Energy Announces Agreement to Establish Asia Pacific Joint Venture with Cool Planet Energy Systems

(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 conversion of non-food biomass into biofuels and soil enhancing biochar. “We believe that Cool Planet

September 25, 2013 Read Full Article

RNCOS White Paper: Asia Pacific Leads Biofuel Production Growth

(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 witnessed the fastest growth of around 17.6% in the biofuel production. China emerged as the

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Once-Revered Biofuels Are Finding Political Ground Shifting beneath Them

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 the first annual decline (-0.4%) in global biofuels production since 2000. The decline in biofuels

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor

(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 energy for rural communities, enhancing local food security and increasing subsistence farmers’ resilience to climate

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

IEA Predicts Global Growth in Ethanol Production

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 2012, to 2.36 million barrels per day in 2018, accounting for 4 percent of global

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Growth in Asia, Climate Change Weigh on Biofuels – US Executive

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 said on Monday. “It is important to focus our efforts, focus investments, focus our organisation

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Cobalt Signs Strategic Partner and Investor to Commercialize Bio-Based Butadiene Solution

(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 complete biomass-to-butadiene solution, to be followed by construction of a commercial-scale biorefinery in Asia. 

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Versalis Invests $20M in Genomatica, Launches JV for Bio-based Butadiene

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 the newly-created joint venture. Versalis — the chemical subsidiary of Eni — aims at being

April 11, 2013 Read Full Article

International Regulation of Microorganisms for Biofuel or Chemical Production: Europe, Asia and Australia

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, focusing on Canada and Europe. In a post last week, I briefly summarized several countries in North America, South

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Impressions on Conference Style in Asia and Challenges Facing the Biofuel Industry in Asia

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 private sector in Asian countries). The focus of presentations stayed on worldwide trends and the

March 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Board Awards Funds for Job Creation Projects in Milford, Galva

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 Cherokee, will receive up to $306,975 in state funds and tax credits for a

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article
  9th Sugar World Asia    April 28-30, 2013  Yangon, Burma/Myanmar

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 rising star in Asia…CMT is contributing by bringing business and investments to the country with

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Asia Special Biofuels Report

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 never quite sure which factor is the most important in Asia’s rising focus on

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Global Biofuel Market Outlook to 2016 – Growing Mainstream Through Government Support

(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 of biofuel industry on the basis of region such as Asia Pacific, Europe,North America and Central and South

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

15 Burning Questions (and Answers) for Biofuels in 2013

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 Digesterati — divided for convenience into upstream midstream, downstream, policy and finance sections and

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Despite Urban Migration, Scale Elusive for MSW-to-Fuels

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 Mumbai to Moscow struggling to implement long-term strategies for dealing with municipal solid waste (MSW).

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

False Hope: The Harmful Promotion of Agrofuels in Asia and Canada

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 as palm oil, corn, sugarcane, jatropha, etc.) could actually help our planet to cope with

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

The GM Tree Plantations Bred to Satisfy the World's Energy Needs

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 trees stretching across Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia and China, engineered to grow 40% faster for

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia

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 time, and with resources including palm and cassava waste and sugarcane bagasse – not to

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Carbon Credits Gone Awry: Coolant Companies Raise Output of Harmful Gas

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 they could earn one carbon credit by eliminating one ton of carbon dioxide, but

August 9, 2012 Read Full Article

The Global Energy Market Welcomes US

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 outside the borders of the U.S. and venture out into a global market. It takes

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Biomass Burning Really Heats Things Up: New Study Shows Significance of Fire's Brown Carbon for Global Warming

(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 think the lighter particles in the smoke from forest fires and crop burning had

July 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Anticipating Asia: Asian Biofuels Consumption Expected to Grow Substantially

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 prompt an “astronomical” rise in fuel demand, says Tammy Klein, assistant vice president of global

June 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Contribution of Biofuels to the Global Economy

(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 fuel import costs, and foreign exchange earnings. Africa stands to benefit significantly from the development of

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

TMO Renewables Expands Production of 2G Ethanol with Cassava Stalk

(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 is now processing an initial shipment of cassava stalk delivered from China, an inexpensive, abundant

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Algae Heads for Asia: Indonesia Food Giant Invests in Heliae

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 marks a total of close to $50 million in funding that Heliae has received

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

JOil Announces Elite Jatropha Varieties Returns Repeatable Yields of over 2 Tons of Seeds per Hectare in First Year of India Field Trials

(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 crop developer of a new generation of jatropha, has achieved first-year yields in

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Thrive in the Shadow of Asia’s Oil Crisis

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 lots of new business startups that will one day become new global businesses. But applicants

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

ILUC: The ‘Soap’ Continues

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 International Food Policy Research Institute assessing ILUC caused by biofuel policy does not seem to

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

The Palms Of Controversy

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 looked at the discrepancy between the EU and EPA findings on the emissions reduction value

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Industrials Shift Focus to Waste, Asia as World Biofuels Markets 2012 Opens

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 in Rotterdam, March 13-15, we asked more than 100 biofuels leaders to answer a few

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

US Forces Give the Nod to Biofuels

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 of its warships on biodiesel from used cooking oil and non-food-grade animal fats. The home-grown

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels: A Joint Publication of FAO and IEA Bioenergy

(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 and food security. To this end, FAO and the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 31

January 31, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them

(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 feasibility of second-generation biofuel production at competitive cost may be demonstrated in the short-term. As

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

As Government Talks Strike Out, Business Steps up to Bat

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 biofuel policy were mired in stalled talks on two continents. …So, biofuels producers are finding

December 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Germans and French Bring Algal Biofuel to Indian Ocean

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 produce biofuel was supplied this year by IGV GmbH and put into operation on the

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine Interview: Syed Isa Syed Alwi

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 bit of a kingpin in the Asian algae world, orchestrating much of the disparate algae

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Is Asia Ready for Commercial Algae Production?

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 and the rest of Asia. Microalgae projects have been announced from China to North Asia

October 7, 2011 Read Full Article

It’s All about Sugar as Prices Surge and Supply Fears Grow

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 the west and its price is rarely considered, it is an essential source of cheap

September 8, 2011 Read Full Article

GM Builds B100 Vehicles

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 Gujarat for five years. CSMCRI on Monday unveiled a GM Tavera, running on B-100 jatropha

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Opportunities for Australia as Europe Seeks More Biofuel

(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 there’s an opportunity to increase Australian exports into that market.  READ MORE and MORE

May 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Europe May Introduce Land Use Sustainabilty Criteria

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 percent by 2020. India moved to prevent farm failures and promote agricultural lending by launching

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Mission Makes Crude Jatropha Oil Sale, Expanding Geographic Market And Customer Base

(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 new customer in Southeast Asia. Mission sold the Jatropha Oil for over US$145 per barrel

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Boeing And EPFL Join Forces To Lower Sustainability Certification Costs

(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 to create jet fuel and bioenergy for other sectors. The consortium also will seek to

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

The Truth about 2011

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 in the trading pipelines. Globally, weather will be the biggest gamble of 2011. Dryness caused

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainable Palm Oil Output, Use Grow Last Year

(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 tripled compared to the year before. The number of RSPO members grew to over

January 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Can We Innovate Our Way Out of the Challenges that Confront Us?

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 ethanol production, and biofuels from coastal saline cash crops promise a breakthrough year for Asian

January 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Ten Asian Trends to watch in 2011

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 to burst on the scene in 2011. #2 2010’s wave of public and private investments,

January 6, 2011 Read Full Article

2010: Asia’s Biofuels Boom Charges Ahead

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 progress as national policy mandates and oversight struggled to catch up. In fact Asia’s biofuels

December 30, 2010 Read Full Article

New USDA Loan Guarantees, $50 Biofuels, Asia, Syngas among New Biofuels Trends, Gossip at Pacific Rim Summit

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 11 that the Digest spotted. 1. Wins wanted. 2. USDA loan guarantees. 3. Drop In

December 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Global Vegetable Oils Market to Reach 169 Million Metric Tons by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

(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 outlook for oilseeds and vegetable oils alike. The future also highlights the emergence of new

November 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels from the Bottom Up

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 technology is is rapidly falling in price.  Local, bottom-up systems may be more sustainable and

November 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Getting Our Act Together: An All-Star Invitational Summit Brings Second Generation Biofuels and Global Policy Leaders to India

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 been the premise behind a series of invitational India-Brazil biofuels summits that began in 2008

October 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Big Oil and Biofuels Clash over UK’s 2020 Biofuels Target

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 percent be halved or entirely eliminated in order to spare tropical rain forests such as

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

PNOC, Dole, Toyota Forge Jatropha Deal

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 three companies will explore possible areas for collaboration and cooperation in the research, commercialization,

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

3.13 Billion Gallons in Global advanced Biofuels Capacity by 2014; Asia Surges to 9.4 Percent Share

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 had requested be added into the database. We have also broken out “renewable diesel”

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy International Asia November 10-11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 hubs in the world, with total storage capacity standing at close to 10 million

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Guidelines To Implement EU’s Renewable Energy Drive Adopted

(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 Malaysian palm oil producers what they need to do to meet the EU’s sustainability

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Protectionism as Environmentalism

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 many experts believe to be the most globally sustainable current generation feedstock, palm oil. As

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Biobutanol – the Fuel to Leap the Blend Wall?

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 million gallons in production by 2014. That’s about 60 percent more butanol by 2014 than

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed: Asia’s Magic Bioenergy Feedstock

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 Philippine Senator Edgardo Angara. Seaweed grows faster than other biofuel sources and allows for as

June 2, 2010 Read Full Article

“May You Live in Interesting Times”: Biofuels Digest Asia Debuts Amidst China, Jatropha Surge, Gulf Woes

(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 gas industry, which like most declining industries faces ever more risk and expense for less

June 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Thailand Biofuels: Feedstocks and Market Opportunities

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

May 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels in Asia: An Analysis of Sustanability Options

(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 through the lens of global climate change; biodiversity conservation; energy alternatives; food security; economic development;

March 30, 2009 Read Full Article

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