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USGC: Ethanol Summit Sparks Engagement on Ethanol Policy

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ..Countries shared their experiences with implementing biofuels policy and discussed how best to support the development and implementation of ethanol policies with a role for trade. Recognized scientists and ethanol experts demonstrated how ethanol use in transportation fuels improves air quality, extends the current fuel

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

US, Mexico, Canada Reach Trade Deal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … USGC data shows the U.S. exported nearly 332.63 million gallons of ethanol to Canada during the 2016-’17 marketing year, up from 313 million gallons during the 2015-’16 marketing year. The U.S. also exported 27.6 million gallons of ethanol to Mexico during the 2016-’17 marketing

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Pressure to Perform: Growing Export Markets and New Coproduct Lines Are Increasing Demands on the Ethanol Laboratory.

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “They have to realize that for all these years we’ve been making fuel ethanol with ASTM grade, and that’s it. Now, we’re going to add two, or even five, new product codes. We’re going to have additional testing, education and training on new pieces

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Interview: Scientist Warns of “Seagrass Crisis” in Caribbeans

by Carina Lopez  (Xinhua)  Massive quantities of Sargassum seaweed are invading Caribbean beaches mostly thanks to global warming and countries should work closely with scientists for a sustainable solution, said a researcher at a leading Mexican university on Saturday. Brigitta Ine Van Tussenbroek, an expert on tropical marine vegetation, is from

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Frustration Brews in the Ethanol Industry

by Dan Looker (Successful Farming) Lawsuits and EPA petitions are in the works.  —  … “I would say the status quo right now is unacceptable for the industry,” says Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy. “If he’s (President Donald Trump) supportive of year-round E15, let’s do it. Let’s see it.” These

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Continues Work with Service Station Owners in Mexico

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico, this week for the fourth of six technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.  The workshops address questions and concerns of local station

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Emphasizes Commitment to Mexican Trading Partnership

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a left-of-center populist, as Mexico’s next president on July 1 will add new elements to the already-complex U.S.-Mexico trading relationship, negotiations for a revised North American Free Trade Agreement and the global grains marketplace. In the midst of this

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Mexican Ethanol Optimism Returns after States Ask for Ban Repeal

(UkrAgroConsult)  The Mexican ethanol market could have more room to grow as the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked for a repeal of a ban on ethanol blending in their principal cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara, respectively. “If our gasoline composition is right then ethanol can work,” said Alfonso

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance Launches Website

(North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  The North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NASCAA) has launched a new website. The new online hub, which can be reached at www.NACSAA.net, was announced June 25 during a webinar of the Alliance’s steering committee. The site’s homepage prominently features the NACSAA mission of

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Mexican Court Overturns Ethanol Blending Injunction

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  A federal tribunal in Mexico Thursday overturned an injunction blocking ethanol blending from climbing to 10% from 5.8%, two sources connected to the case told S&P Global Platts.  “Effectively, today the collegiate court decided to revoke the suspension,” said Juan Machado, a partner in the law firm

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Mexican Researchers ID High Oil-Yielding Pine Nut Varieties for Biodiesel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, researchers from the National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research are making headway on the production of biodiesel from pine nuts with three high oil yielding varieties have been selected from clones sourced from the national germplasm bank. The three varieties will be promoted to

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Engage North American Youth to Prevent, Recover and Recycle Food Loss and Waste DEADLINE: May 3, 2018

(Commission for Environmental Cooperation) The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to work in collaboration with youth organizations and government to empower and motivate youth (ages 5-23) to participate in reducing the quantities of food lost and wasted in their communities, schools and homes. This

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Answers Ethanol Questions from Mexico Service Station Owners

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As Mexico’s energy sector continues to evolve, the U.S. Grains Council is running a series of technical workshops there to answer questions from local service station owners about how to utilize and profit from using ethanol. The Council is conducting the workshops throughout Mexico in conjunction

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Nopalimex’s Nopal Gas Will Sell for 12 Pesos

(Mexico Daily News)  Michoacán nopal biogas station will be first in the world  —  A company in Michoacán is ready to start selling an emissions-free biogas produced from nopal for just 12 pesos per liter after increasing its production capacity earlier this month. The filling station operated by Nopalimex and located in

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Indiana Farm Leaders on Importance of NAFTA

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … “There are a lot of positives of NAFTA as it relates to agriculture in Indiana; and all throughout the value chain and economy we would feel the impact should the U.S. withdraw from NAFTA,” said (Indiana Corn Growers Association president Sarah) Delbecq. “NAFTA is

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Export Sales Effort IBP ‘Rousing Success’ at RFA Event

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The meetings were scheduled as part of the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort that increases U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major U.S. conferences. For the third consecutive year, RFA was awarded a grant through IBP to

February 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Bolivia Announces Intent to Establish E10 Mandate at USGC Seminar

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council. Bolivian Vice President Garcia Linera made the announcement during closing remarks at the event, reporting the government’s decision to implement an ethanol blend mandate

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Drivers in Oaxaca Singing the Praises of E50

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Mexico, rising gas prices in Oaxaca have seen drivers turn towards higher ethanol blends as a way to save money. Three stations opened up offering up to 50% ethanol blends in 2016 and have seen customers grow by 50% since then as a result. One taxi

January 12, 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

UAQ Is Enlisted to Supply Biodiesel to the General Public in 2018

(ADN Informativo)  The Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ) could be supplying biodiesel to the general public as of 2018, informed rector Gilberto Herrera Ruiz. The biodiesel will be supplied through the Orsan petrol station, located at Av. 5 de Febrero, to which a plant built with 10 million pesos will be

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Top Trends in 7 Key Latin America Hotspots

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In a striking pledge made in the latter part of 2016. 20 Latin American countries promised to promote biofuel production and use, with the support of development finance institutions. That was then, this is now. What’s happening towards the development of domestic biofuels and chemicals in Latin

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Inside Insight

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find out what they said.  —  As we head into 2018, ethanol producers have plenty to think about and likely have predictions

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Leaders Across the Americas Vow to “Make the Planet Great Again” by Establishing a Price on Carbon

by Waldo del Bosque (EcoSystem Marketplace)  The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, but national and regional leaders from across the Americas have vowed to “Make the Planet Great Again” by embracing a price on carbon at the One Planet Summit in Paris. Two years to the

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Discussing the Importance of Ethanol

by Dan Crisler (Watertown Public Opinion)  Glacial Lakes Corn Processors welcomed a strong ethanol advocate in Emily Skor at its annual meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Codington County Extension Complex. Skor, the CEO of Washington, D.C.-based ethanol trade association Growth Energy, spent more than 20 minutes touting the benefits of

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Makers Call on Mexico, India to Reduce Biofuel Glut

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those top buyers. … Without new markets, U.S. producers may have to pare output after spending hundreds of millions

November 29, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If our gasoline composition is right then ethanol can work,” said Alfonso Martinez, undersecretary of protection of the environment and natural resources in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in a phone interview with S&P Global Platts. “We have nothing against ethanol, we just want to get pollution down,” he added.  (Mexico currently

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Feature: Mexican Ethanol Optimism Returns after States Ask for Ban Repeal

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The Mexican ethanol market could have more room to grow as the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked for a repeal of a ban on ethanol blending in their principal cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara, respectively. … Mexico currently blends MTBE as its primary oxygenate. The

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Biogas Plant Opens in Mexico City

(NGV Journal/National Council of Science and Technology) One of the most ambitious local projects for the use of organic solid waste and its consequent transformation into products such as biofertilizer and biogas that can be converted into electricity has started operation in Mexico City. This is the Organic Waste Treatment Plant

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Industry Teams Learn About U.S. Ethanol Value Chain Firsthand

(U.S. Grains Council)  Three ethanol trade teams consisting of ministry and industry delegates traversed the U.S. ethanol value chain from the field to the pump ahead of the Ethanol Summit of the Americas. The three teams included representatives from 12 countries that explored the U.S. ethanol industry in Missouri, South Dakota

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Feature: Mexican Ethanol Blending Faces Legal Hurdles Following Injunction

by Josh Pedrick and Silvia Struthers (Platts)  A future that once looked rosy for climbing ethanol blends with gasoline in Mexico could be in jeopardy as legal challenges to a new fuel regulation have found traction in court. A Mexican federal judge has issued an injunction against raising the amount of ethanol in

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

A Dozen Global Cities Commit to Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets

(Next-Gen Transportation News)  The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration. Under the declaration, the city leaders have pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Marketing Sustainability: How Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) Are Planning to Take Flight

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Flying in Formation: Since the first test flight almost 10 years ago, there have been over 40,000 commercial flights supported by four international airports supplying SAFs. Michael Gill, Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) says that analysis has shown that

October 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Grains Council : Ethanol Summit Of The Americas Enlivens Discussions Of Global Ethanol Use

(4-Traders)  Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to discuss current and future opportunities for ethanol in the region. The event is underway until Friday in Houston, Texas, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Houston Companies Join High-Octane Battle over Fuel in Mexico

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  At a Rice University forum last year, Mexican Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell was asked whether his government would allow refiners to increase the concentrations of ethanol in gasoline beyond the 5.8 percent that it had just approved. Coldwell gave an emphatic no. “If it goes

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

by Marcius Extavour (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it diesel, methanol, butanol, or others. New approaches to the science and technology of CO2-to-fuels may alter the energetics, the economics, and the business case to the point where bio-based CO2

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Bringing Illinois Ethanol Products to the World

by Jill Loehr (Prairie Farmer) Illinois has the third-largest ethanol production capacity in the U.S. Marquis Energy, one of the state’s 13 ethanol plants, contributes 300 million gallons each year. What’s the secret to its success? Proximity to the river, rails and roads. … States like Iowa needed ethanol plants

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Can The Corn Ethanol Lobby Win In Mexico, Too?

by David Blackmon (Forbes)  … The elimination in the U.S. of the use of MTBE as a gasoline oxygenation agent by the EPA was a big factor in the initial turn to ethanol …. … Taking advantage of major changes to the country’s energy policies, the U.S. corn ethanol gang has been

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico Court Temporarily Blocks Higher Ethanol in Gasoline -Activist

by Adriana Barrera (Reuters)  A Mexican judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as much as 10 percent, according to an environmentalist involved in the case. Gabriel Quadri, a former presidential candidate for one of Mexico’s smaller opposition

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article
  Second ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF2)   —   October 11-13, 2017    —   Mexico City, Mexico

Second ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF2) — October 11-13, 2017 — Mexico City, Mexico

At the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly, Resolutions A39-2 (Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection – Climate change) reaffirmed the need for alternative fuels to be developed and deployed in an economically, socially and environmentally acceptable manner. The 39th Session of the Assembly

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

USGC Brings Mexican Media to US to Learn about Ethanol

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently announced that it arranged for a group of Mexico-based energy and economy media members to travel to Denver and Chicago in August to learn about U.S. ethanol production, integration in the agricultural economy, and regulations and standards. The team

September 11, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Waste to Diesel Market Worth $942.78 Million By 2025 | CAGR: 10.4%: Grand View Research, Inc.

(PRNewswire/Grand View Research, Inc.) The global waste to diesel market is expected to reach USD 942.78million by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing technologies for the conversion of waste owing to stringent environmental regulations has been a major factor driving industry growth. Also, growing demand for biodiesel in industrial machinery

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico Looks to Curb Carbon with a New Cap-and-Trade System

by Lucas Laursen (Scientific American) … Mexico kicked off 2017 with a 20 percent spike in gasoline prices, driven in part by the phasing out of subsidies. Some consumers set fires at gas stations—a response that highlights the backlash countries can face as they stop subsidizing carbon-based fuels and start encouraging

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico’s Ethanol Boost Fuels Cross-Border Environmental Debate

by Emily Pickrell  (Bloomberg)  Mexico’s decision to nearly double the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline is pitting two big winners—U.S. corn growers and ethanol producers—against some environmental activists and Mexico’s own auto industry. Last month Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced it was immediately boosting the maximum amount of

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico Biofuel Regs Favor US Imports: Industry

(Argus Media) Mexico’s recently approved increase in allowable ethanol content in gasoline to 10pc could boost US gasoline imports over domestic ethanol production, some Mexican companies say. The increase initiated last month in the allowable ethanol blend from 5.8pc seemed good news for Mexico’s fledgling ethanol industry. “A 10pc ethanol content

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track.  —  California’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector are racing to make progress in the advanced biofuel industry, promising healthy growth in demand

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico’s Adoption of E10

(U.S. Grains Council)  The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced recently a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in Mexican gas supplies from 5.8 percent to 10 percent, except in the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City. The announcement modifies the Mexican

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Waste-Based Biofuels Ready for Take Off?

by Madeleine Cuff  (Business Green)  Green Fuels makes biofuels from waste oils – and it’s planning to take its invention to the skies  —  In business, sometimes there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings. Skype, FaceTime and other e-conferencing software has its place, but so far technology has failed to replicate

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Exports Needed to Boost Ethanol

by Bill Tiedje  (Missouri Farmer Today)  With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say. George Hayes, global ethanol trade coordinator with CHS, said first-quarter ethanol blending lagged last year’s pace, but the pace of

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexican Researchers Study Bio-Diesel Use in Cowichan Valley

by Amy Smart (Times Colonist)  … Five researchers from the Ibero-American University are spending the month of May in Duncan studying the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op, in partnership with Vancouver Island University. The group is interested in understanding what motivates someone to buy an alternative fuel, what makes them keep using it

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

USGC, NCGA Weigh in on Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Trump Administration has announced plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. In response, U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association are speaking out to remind the administration how important NAFTA is to the U.S. agricultural industry. … “NAFTA is the

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

How Gold Can Recycle Biofuel Waste into Useful Additive

(Phys.Org/Tomsk Polytechnic University)  Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main byproducts of biofuel production. The obtained products are in high demand in medicine, agriculture, the

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexican Biodiesel Producer Growing Thanks to Higher Fossil Prices but Margins Thin

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, Smart Recycling has boosted its UCO biodiesel production 150% since January to more than 400 gallons per day thanks to the national oil company Pemex boosting fuel prices 20% around the same time, leading to nationwide protests. Though fossil fuel prices have returned

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Latin American Oil Palm Mostly Replaces Pasture

(IOP Environmental Research Web)  Oil-palm plantations in Latin America are mostly replacing cattle pasture and other previously intervened lands rather than forests, a study by scientists in Puerto Rico has found. The research – which also revealed that most exported oil palm stays within the region – suggests that Latin

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

With Waste Sugar, Scientists Produce Fuel for Cars

(La Journada (Google Translation)) In order to exploit waste from the confectionery industry and reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, which in their production and use are polluting, a group of scientists belonging to the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), uses “cane sugar”, stubble And pasture to create bioethanol, which has

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Pushing DDGS

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With record ethanol production comes record distillers grains supplies. Combine those big supplies with big declines in exports to two major international buyers, and you have a formula for low prices. Indeed, in mid-March, DTN was reporting average DDGS prices in the lower $90

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Proposed Mexico Fuel Rule Seeks More Ethanol Blending

by David Alire Garcia (Reuters) A plan to raise the amount of ethanol that can be blended with motor fuels in Mexico, which could power job growth and lower air pollution, was submitted to the country’s energy regulators by an industry group on Tuesday. The Mexican Association of Sustainable Transportation argues

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Increasing concerns about trade relations with Mexico spurred Kansas Corn along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce to plan a trade mission Mexico to learn about their agricultural industry and build upon the trade relationships formed years ago. Within the

April 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Guest View: Corn Is for Food, Not Fuel

by Stanford L. Levin (The Southern)  …  If corn were used for food instead of for ethanol, two beneficial things would happen. First, we would create more high-paying jobs in the oil and gas industry as demand increased and output was expanded. On balance, this would come without additional environmental

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Analizan alternativas energéticas ante el cambio climático: senadora Silvia Garza Galván

(Senado de la Republica)  Realiza el Senado de la República la Mesa Redonda “Perspectivas y Uso del Etanol para Reducir Emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero”.  La presidenta de la Comisión Especial de Cambio Climático en la Cámara Alta pidió hacer los arreglos institucionales que sean necesarios para disminuir nuestra dependencia

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Advocates Work to Boost Demand

by Nat Willilams (Iowa Farmer Today)   … (Barry) Frazier (president of Center Ethanol) was among biofuels advocates speaking at a conference of the National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization here. More than 500 college students and ag professionals were on hand. … (Renewable Fuels Association’s Kelly) Davis pointed out that

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA’s president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization’s annual industry outlook handbook in the View from the Hill column  —  …  The handbook dives into specifics, providing hard-hitting facts to refute against inaccurate information. Some examples: • 200 operating ethanol

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

BioChar’s Buzzing and Cool Planet’s $20M Cap Raise Is Feeding It

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Cool Planet has closed on $19.3 million in Series A financing and note conversion to commercialize its Cool Terra and Cool Fauna engineered biocarbon products. This latest round of funding was led by Agustín Coppel and North Bridge Venture Partners. All together, Cool

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Methane Plant Is the First to Use Nopal

(Mexico News Daily)  A staple of Mexican landscapes and countless dishes, nopal — also known as prickly pear cactus — is now powering a tortilla plant and two vehicles in Michoacán. It was 10 years ago that Rogelio Sosa López, a farmer and tortilla producer in Zitácuaro, Michoacán, and an associate, Antonio Rodríguez, began investigating

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico Tequila Maker Has a Shot at Turning Agave Waste into Fuel

by Sophie Hares (Reuters)  One of Mexico’s most famous tequila companies, Herradura, hopes to turn into fuel the thousands of tonnes of waste it generates each year from the spiky blue agave plants used to make the spirit, and cut its energy bill, said its engineering director. Herradura, Mexico’s second-biggest

March 2, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Outlook 2017: Rapid Adoption of E15

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels International)  …  Some of the largest markets in 2016 were China, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and India, and with more countries around the world recognising the numerous benefits of ethanol, we expect US ethanol exports to expand further. On the road with E15 We think

February 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Trump Puts US Food, Farm Companies on Edge over Mexico Trade

by Tom Polansek, Mark Weinraub and Frank Jack Daniel (Channel NewsAsia’World-Grain.com)  U.S. food producers and shippers are trying to speed up exports to Mexico and line up alternative markets as concerns rise that this lucrative business could be at risk if clashes over trade and immigration between the Trump administration

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

UAS Researcher Gets Biodiesel Project Financing

(Millenni um Campus (Google Translation))  …In the Rectors’ Hall of the Central Building, the university leader recognized Ignacio Contreras Andrade, a researcher at the Faculty of Biological Chemistry Sciences, for having obtained the first place in the silver category of the PRODETES 2016 Contest, where he presented a novel, unique

January 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017

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 64 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specified a 10

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

BioJet Fuel, Water and Food – Turf Feeding Systems Is Changing the Yucatan with a New Project

(Turf Feeding Systems/PR Web)  Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston company, is starting a new project and is contracted to design, build and manage the agriculture for a special BioJet fuel project in the Yucatan region of Mexico that is focused on BioJet fuel, water efficiency and food production.  —  The

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Last week, the mayors of four cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens – announced they had pledged to remove diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.  Last week, five African countries – Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Nigeria and Benin – announced they would reject shipments of

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

The Aviation Biofuels Partnership Kings: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Boeing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Whether it is partnering with COMAC to research aviation biofuels, launching a biojet program with Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services, or with the Port of Seattle and Alaska Airlines — or launching a Canadian aviation biofuel project using forest waste, it’s clear. Where

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

A Prototype Microalgae-Based Produces Biofuel and Solar Energy in Ensenada

(Iresiduo (Google Translation)) Specialists of the Center for Research Science and Higher Education of Ensenada ( CICESE) develop a prototype version biodiesel plant that will produce from microalgae and work with solar energy. Pilar Sánchez Saavedra, Department of Aquaculture, and Daniel Carvajal Sauceda, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, working in the

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

#ExEx16 Panel on Global DDGS Utilization

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during Export Exchange 2016. …  The group discussed the challenges and opportunities of increasing use of DDGS in animal feed in various

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon emissions, have found purchase in Canada, Mexico, and parts of the United States, raising the possibility that carbon pricing could span the continent. The Center for American Progress released an

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Workshop In Mexico City Offers Information, Expertise To Local Industry

(U.S. Grains Council)  Mexican authorities considering how ethanol fits into their country’s energy mix heard from U.S. researchers about air quality, lung health and other quality of life benefits and from Colombian and Paraguayan regulators about their successful implementation of biofuels programs at a recent workshop hosted by Mexico’s Secretariat

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research. The U.S. mentor will

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Mexico’s New Fuel Standards on the Right Path

by Gabriel Quadri (Fuel Fix)  Identifying what is best for the environment can be difficult in a world full of ‘green’ marketing. This is especially true with ethanol’s decades-long campaign to portray itself as a ‘green’ renewable fuel.  While many in the U.S. have been drawn to its siren song, thankfully

October 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USGC: US Feed Grains Exports to Mexico Soar in 2015-‘16

(U.S. Grains Council)  A recent U.S. Grains Council Chart of Note shows the standout performance of U.S. exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms to Mexico over the past six years. For marketing year 2015-‘16, USGC forecasts U.S. exports of these products—including corn, barley and sorghum as well as

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Monarca BioFuel Project in Mexico Expands, Adding Another 33,000 Hectares of Jatropha

(PR Web)  Monarca BioJet fuel project in the Yucatan of Mexico is adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha to produce seed oil feedstock so they can export directly to the US to supply BioFuel refineries needing low cost feedstock.  —  The bioJet fuel market is growing faster than the supply

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Mexico Looking at Tax Breaks to Boost Biodiesel Consumption

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, the government is exploring the potential introduction of tax stimuli to boost consumption of biodiesel in the next 2017 fiscal year. The plan seeks to create an offset between the IEPS tax and the ISR tax that would qualify for biodiesel blends and

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Moves a Step Closer to Agreement as Council Releases Final Draft Resolution Text

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s 36-State governing Council has released final draft text of a Resolution to be put before the UN agency’s triennial Assembly later this month on a global market-based measure (GMBM) aimed at keeping global net CO2 emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels. The new text moves away

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico Releases Ethanol Blending Regulation

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply outside of the three major metropolitan areas of Mexico City, Guadalajara

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Mexico to Ban Gasoline Oxygenated with Ethanol in Three Urban Centers

By Ana Isabel Martinez (Reuters Africa)  Mexico will ban the sale of gasoline oxygenated with ethanol beginning in late October in three major urban centers as part of a push to combat the worst pollution in over a decade due to high concentrations of ozone in the atmosphere, government officials

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Security®, a U.S. Organization, Has Certified Zphere Work’s Sustainable Agriculture & Biofuel Project in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

(PR Web/Zphere Work)  Zphere Work’s “Monarca Project”, a new sustainable Agriculture & Biofuel project in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, has been certified by Green Security®, a forward thinking U.S. organization that is focused on strategic Energy, Water and Food Sustainability as a means to support Global Security. The Monarca

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Manila Setting Ethanol Example

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A member of the National Corn Growers ethanol committee says the capital city of the Philippines is moving forward with its renewable fuel goals. Jerry Demmer of Clarks Grove, Minnesota traveled with the U.S. Grains Council to Manila this past January and says the city

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Thrive in Emerging Markets: Making Industrial Biotechnology Work away from Home

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why do hot US agricultural technologies fail to get the explosive growth they deserve? BEE offers a new tech-to-market approach. —  …  Why think about the developing world at all? Most tech firms hardly bother. Because the emerging market farmer might have something like 1-4

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Earth Gen-BioFuel Inc. to Sponsor International Industry Symposium for Using Castor Bean Oil as a Biofuel Feed Stock

(Earth Gen-BioFuel)  Earth Gen-BioFuel (OTC PINK: EGBB), “EarthGen” or “the Company,” today announced that EarthGen is taking a leadership role to support the company’s expansion plans and to promote the use of castor bean oil in the manufacture of biodiesel. EarthGen is planning to sponsor two international castor bean industry symposiums. The

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Get Algae Biodiesel

by Felipe Sanchez (Conacyt (Google Translation))  The Department of Biotechnology of the School of Chemistry (FCQ) of the Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAdeC) develops a project of biodiesel production from algal biomass generated during the process wastewater treatment. “During the wastewater treatment when used microalgae, algal biomass occurs. This algal

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Mexican #Ethanol Producers Consider Sorghum as Feedstock

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A contingency of ethanol producers from Mexico recently visited the U.S. to look at the option of sorghum as an ethanol feedstock as the country’s industry continues to grow following the announcement by Pemex, the country’s state-owned petro company, to blend ethanol into its gas. Hosted

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow

by Steve Brachmann (IP Watchdog)  …  Last March, researchers from Western Michigan University (WMU) made a presentation at that year’s national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on how algae could be transformed into biofuels and fertilizer. The WMU system was optimized for use near small farms, sources of

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC Discusses Work To Build Ethanol Markets At 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop And Expo

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Manager of Ethanol Export Promotion Programs Ashley Kongs presented the roadmap for building global ethanol export demand developed by the organization and its domestic partners, including the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, during this week’s 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

New Diesel Quality Rules Will Challenge Mexico’s Pemex – Regulator

by Adriana Barrera (Reuters)  Mexican state oil giant Pemex has until 2018 to meet new fuel quality standards that will affect 40 percent of its diesel production that does not yet comply, the energy regulator said on Tuesday. Guillermo Garcia, President of CRE, said the new rules, which should go

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

American Nations to Start Carbon-Price Talks, World Bank Says

by Mathew Carr (Bloomberg)  Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru plan July meeting in Santiago; Nations studying taxes, trading systems after Paris deal  —  Four American nations are set to start talks on ways to co-operate on carbon pricing, according to the World Bank. Government officials from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru will

June 2, 2016 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

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the east coast of Australia in Brisbane, the 71-year-old founder and chairman of BBI International, publisher

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC Promoting US Ethanol for Mexico’s Energy Policy Reforms

(Biofuels International)  As Mexico works to implement energy reforms, the US Grains Council (USGC) is working to educate end-users and energy policymakers on the advantages of using ethanol as an oxygenate in fuel. Last year, Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, announced its plan to introduce a first-ever pilot programme to

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Mexico Ideal Growing Microalgae to Produce Biodiesel

by Jorge Castañeda (ADNSURESTE.INFO (google translation))  A scientific study that helped experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Newcastle, UK, concluded that our country is ideal for developing the growth of certain species of microalgae, which can be used optimal for biodiesel efficiently, quickly and

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in February on the High Plains Leader & Times website. …  In fact, your article looks suspiciously like an article that Mr. (Richard) Rahn published on NewsMax.com in 2012 called “Biofuels

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

R20 and WRI, a Roadmap to Zero Waste and Sustainable Investing

by James L. Stewart (California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon/Biofuels Digest) A major worldwide effort is underway through the non-profit organization R20 Regions of Climate Action to assist sub-national states and jurisdictions in developing projects that promote clean energy and combat climate change. Currently, R20 has more than $1 billion of low-carbon, economic development projects

March 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Optimizing Biofuel Production from Algae Using CO2 Emissions

(American Chemical Society)  … Now, a team reports in ACS’ journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research an optimized way of producing biofuel from algae that also removes CO2 emissions from the environment. … Eusiel Rubio-Castro and colleagues developed a mathematical model to determine the optimal design of an algae-based biorefinery where flue gases

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Optimizing Biofuel Production from Algae Using Carbon Dioxide Emissions

(American Chemical Society) The combustion of fossil fuels drives the world’s energy production, but it also emits carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. In recent years, researchers have worked to cultivate alternative, renewable energy sources, including using algae-based systems. Now, a team reports in ACS’ journalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government Collaborate on Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Research and Development

(Boeing/PR Newswire)  Initiative supports Mexico’s aviation sector, environmental and socio-economic goals  —  Boeing [NYSE: BA], Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) will collaborate with a biojet program supported by Mexico’s Sector Fund for Energy Sustainability (SENER-CONACYT) to advance research and development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Mexico. The

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

IEA and GBEP Launch Bioenergy and Water Paper

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Italy, IEA Bioenergy and the Global Bioenergy Partnership have published the “Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships,” which includes examples that illustrate an encouraging variety both in terms of bioenergy systems and geographical distribution, and shows how solutions can be found that produce

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Dinneen: State of the Ethanol Industry Remains Strong

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “I am very pleased to have representatives from China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru here today to learn the advantages of increased ethanol use and make important and lasting commercial relationships,” Dinneen said. “With our collective efforts to enhance export opportunities, we will grow demand

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t take long to conclude that the U.S. is developing into an ethanol export powerhouse. “As

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Several U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments. … “Taxation, regulation, cost of production, market access, distribution, and feedstock procurement are all more

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Griselda Corro, the Scientist Who Won the World Race Biodiesel

by Serafin Castro (24 Horas Puebla (modified Google Translation))  A Griselda Corro has too many doubts. As a scientist, and her 59 years, the questions had since childhood have not diminished, “on the contrary, they became more,” she says, “but now are not the same”. … With physics and chemistry merged,

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what? 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 64

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Restaurant Group Advocates the Use of Biodiesel

(Notimex/La Journada (Google translation))  Mexico City Mexican Restaurant Corporation (CMR) bet on the care of the environment by launching a project to reduce pollution of its truck fleet, which consists of converting used oil and its restaurants into biodiesel for the vehicle fleet company. This as part of their actions

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal; Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental integrity —  Eighteen nations including the U.S., Japan and Germany will work together to develop international carbon markets to help speed the pace of emission reductions under the Paris climate

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Lagosur Confirms Commitments of Biofuel Sales via Alianza Pacifco

(PR Newswire/Sys-con/Lagosur)  Lagosur is pleased to announce the business arrangements and initial sales in collaboration with Alianza Pacifco representing continued momentum to bring clean green fuels to Latin America. Lagosur has concluded business preparations to deliver renewable biofuel to the mining and transportation industries in Chile, Peru and Mexico. The mining

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to dramatically accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation to address global climate change, provide

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article
  Ethanol Latin America  —  December 1-3, 2015  —  Mexico City, Mexico

Ethanol Latin America — December 1-3, 2015 — Mexico City, Mexico

A truly unique opportunity to meet, network and do business with Latin American Producers F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin Amercia is a unique opportunity to network and hear from key industry players from a region that offers huge potential for expansion, trade and investment. Bringing together ethanol and biofuel producers, sugar

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating oil from biomass using pyrolysis. UOP also owns a Renewable

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article
  Alternative Fuels Symposium —  November 5-6, 2015  —   Cancun, Mexico

Alternative Fuels Symposium — November 5-6, 2015 — Cancun, Mexico

The event is ideal for those who need to understand the latest developments in sustainable aviation fuels: Airlines (fuel procurement and environment/sustainability managers) Sustainable aviation fuel suppliers (technical and commercial managers) Conventional fuel producers and suppliers Airports Fuel handlers Technology developers Government agencies What will be discussed? Insights from the market

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Receive $15 Million for Biofuel Crop Study

(UT News)  A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid global climate change. Tom Juenger, a professor of integrative biology, will lead scientists from multiple

October 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA: Jatropha-Based Biofuels Could Qualify as Biomass-Based Diesel or Advanced Biodiesel under RFS

(Green Car Congress)  Based on its analysis of the production and transport components of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of biofuel made from jatropha oil, the US EPA anticipates that biofuels produced from jatropha oil could qualify as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program if

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the international fight against climate change. As a week of talks on a global climate agreement opened in Bonn, the leaders of the World Bank, International Monetary

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Microalgae Water Treatment Project in Mexico

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Faculty of Engineering (FI) of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), a Mexican public university based in the city of Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, is carrying out a greenhouse drainage water treatment project using microalgae so that the water can be reused without damaging crops. Dr.

October 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Trade Mission Tour to Stop at Two Ethanol Plants

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An Illinois Department of Agriculture-led tour begins Sept. 21, with stops at a variety of grain-related businesses around the state, including Marquis Energy LLC, a 140 MMgy ethanol plant in Hennepin, Illinois, and Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s facility in Decatur, Illinois, which produces ethanol,

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Greenspeed Aims to Debut Biodiesel Trophy Truck at Baja 1000

(KMVT)  A Boise based non–profit called Greenspeed Research is racing to build a biodiesel trophy truck to compete in the Baja 1000.  Greenspeed Research was born out of a student club at Boise State.  They built the world’s fastest vegetable oil powered vehicle. Greenspeed’s co-founder, Dave Schenker, grew up in

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Part of Food, Feed Global Solution

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cleaner burning, higher performing fuels and their nutritious coproducts are valuable at home and abroad, and have the potential to resolve many issues around the globe, writes Tom Buis.  —  … Growth Energy has partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels

August 25, 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

Waste Cooking Oil From Mexico City’s Restaurants Could Power the City’s Buses

by Kate Wheeling (Pacific Standard Magazine)  Biodiesel from the waste cooking oil produced by the capital city’s restaurants could help to power the cities public transit system, and reduce emissions in the process. … A team of researchers from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Ambientalis Environmental Consulting set out to

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Next Generation Biofuels Market 2015 – In-Depth Analysis of 90 Major Players Including Abengoa, Verenium, BP Plc., BASF, Shell & Iogen

(Research and Markets/Businesswire)  Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d87gbg/next_generation) has announced the addition of the “Next Generation Biofuels” report to their offering. With the demand for fuel increasing globally, researchers around the world are working on making fuel from waste products like plastic bags, wood, and other sources. Next generation biofuels have been

July 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Valentin Perez, Project Manager, SINMT

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My company is building the first bioethanol plant using sugarcane in Mexico. We will sell ethanol to Pemex and other companies. The scope of the project is not only the plant, but also the support to the sugarcane farmers and the community that sorrounds the plant.

June 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Building Markets for Ethanol Exports

by Cindy Zimmerman (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Expanding export markets for U.S. ethanol was the focus last month as a group of industry representatives to Mexico and Japan on trade missions coordinated through a partnership between the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy. … The group met

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Nano Labs, DerTek Form JV for Biofuels Production in North America

(Energy Business Review Biofuels and Biomass Energy)  US-based nanotechnology research and development firm Nano Labs has formed a joint venture (JV) with Mexican firm DerTek to produce biofuels in North America.  The JV will focus on the research and development, marketing, and production of biofuels in Mexico before expanding to

March 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazilian Study Explores Multiple Causes of 2007 Mexico Tortilla Crisis

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In light of signs of a moderation in the long upward trend in commodity prices, and recurrent assignment of blame for food insecurity and high food prices to the emergence of biofuels markets, particularly markets for ethanol made from corn, it may be useful

March 2, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going Global” was held in Grapevine, Texas, with the participation of several representatives of the ethanol production chain in the States and other countries such as Brazil, Germany, Canada, Italy, Peru,

February 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Positive Review of “Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean”

by Thomas N. Thompson  (Biofuels Digest/U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Washington)  … This superb collection of essays shows that Latin America is emerging as a major global producer of biofuels as countries across the region seek to leverage competitive advantages like vast stretches of fertile land and tropical weather. According to the

February 16, 2015 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

Algenol Racks up $65M in New Algae-to-Fuels Investment, from Mexico’s BioFields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mexico’s BioFields pours in $65 million to commercialize next-gen algae-to-fuels venture — In Florida, Algenol, a pioneer in turning CO2 emissions into fuels, announced that it has closed on a new $25 million investment from BioFields, a Mexican business group devoted to the development of renewable and

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

To Avoid Worst Consequences of Climate Change, Solutions Must Include Land Use Sector

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that reducing emissions from the land sector must be part of a global climate solution in order to close the “emissions gap,” the difference between the reductions in global warming pollution that are needed and the

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Beyond Boats To China

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is poised to resume business, but on what terms? The prospect of China reissuing distillers grains import permits bodes well for the product’s American exporters, but Randy Ives isn’t ready to

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  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

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Production of 500 Daily Litres of Bioethanol from Food Waste

(Investigación y Desarrollo/Alpha Galileo)  From waste generated in the processing of cereals, scientists from the Center for Research and Assistance in Technology and Design of the State of Jalisco (CIATEJ), eastern state of Mexico, have produced bioenergy in the form of ethanol, and designed a prototype plant that generates 500

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Using 90% Biodiesel Reduce Pollution, Say Experts

(La Journada – google translation)  Juan Pablo Rangel Chavez, researcher Celaya Institute of Technology conducted a study that indicates that using biodiesel in public transport is cheaper than diesel and help reduce the 90 percent contamination. The fuel used as feedstock recycling cooking oil from restaurants and various businesses that

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

A New Three-Legged Platform for the Advanced Bioeconomy? The Castor, Jatropha, Pongamia Strategy.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based on its uncommon approach to intercropping? … Indeed, growers have proven adept at trialing new

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Commodities: DDGS Value Comes Down to Logistics

by Sean Broderick (CHS/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Chinese MIR 162 (Syngenta trait corn) issues are still not resolved, leaving significant amounts of contracted tonnage that needs to move a different direction.  River logistics are still an issue with barge rates that are astronomical due to harvest demand. And rail movements are

October 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Shift to Low-Carbon Systems to Save Future Financial, Environmental Costs: Report

(RIA Novosti)   Shifting to a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years could save worldwide financial and environmental costs, a report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate said on Tuesday. “The next 15 years will be critical, as the global economy undergoes a deep structural transformation that

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

World Bank: Climate-Smart Development Benefits Lives, Jobs, GDP

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine) Advanced biofuels and biomass play supporting roles in several scenarios examined in a recent report from the World Bank Group looking at climate-smart development. The report introduces a new comprehensive model developed to take a more holistic look at the externalities surrounding policies and

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Looks to Biofuels in 2016

by Mark Matsunaga (U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs/The Lemoore Navy News)  Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they won’t even need to know it, according to speakers at an Alternative Fuels Overview briefing for RIMPAC 2014 participants. The

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Legendary Investments Rises As Bosques Progresses Jatropha Cultivation

by Steve McGrath  (LSE/Alliance News)   Legendary Investments PLC saw its shares rise early Monday after it said that Bosques Energeticos EBE S.A. de C.V., one of its portfolio companies, has secured more land on which to grow its recently cultivated non-toxic, high-yielding G4J jatropha. The harvested seeds from jatropha can

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Ceres Expands Mexican Operations

(Los Angeles Business Journal)  Energy crop developer Ceres Inc. said Monday it was expanding its plant breeding development in Mexico. The Thousand Oaks company has a facility in Jalisco where it conducts research on sweet sorghum, a crop that it is encouraging farmers in Brazil to grow as an alternative

May 6, 2014 Read Full Article

New Horizons

By Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Renewable Fuels Association is working to expand ethanol export markets, says Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association. For example, the group has led trips abroad to connect U.S. ethanol producers with new customers. … Last year, the United States exported 621.5 million

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Aurora Algae Expands Operations In South Texas

(Algae Industry Magazine) Following six months of testing and evaluation, Aurora Algae has confirmed the potential for commercial-scale algae cultivation in South Texas, and is expanding its test facility, beginning with four, one-acre cultivation ponds and a harvesting system. “We have successfully tested our algae cultivation system in countries around

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were up a third from December 2013, while imports remained sparse, meaning the United States was

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Iberdrola-Backed AlgaEnergy May Build Mexico Biomass Plant

by Stefan Nicola (Bloomberg)  AlgaEnergy SA, part-owned by Spain’s Iberdrola SA (IBE) and Repsol SA (REP), is in talks with potential partners to set up a plant in Mexico to supply the American markets with biomass made from algae. Chief Executive Officer Augusto Rodriguez-Villa will travel to Mexico next week

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

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