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Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Industry on the “RISE” in 2021

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB experts share how industry continues to “Rise” to any challenge — The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is on the “RISE”. This week the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually to share the

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil Reaches out to Biden amid Ethanol Trade Spat

by Bill Tomson (Agri-Pulse)  Brazil is making it known that the Bolsonaro administration wants a strong relationship with the U.S., but the friendly words come amid rising U.S. frustration over Brazil’s ethanol tariffs. … But there was no misunderstanding when Brazil reimposed a 20% tariff on U.S. ethanol in December,

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

HYSLAND: Calvera Collaborates in Green Hydrogen Project in Mallorca

(NGV Journal/Gasnam / Calvera) The entry of the Grupo Industrial Calvera into the HYSLAND project, promoted by a consortium made up of 30 partners from 11 countries, will reinforce what is undoubtedly one of the largest green hydrogen initiatives in Spain and Europe. With a global budget of more than 50

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now for Biofuels?

by John Parnell (Green Tech Media)  A Deloitte report commissioned by Shell finds that the heavy-freight sector is increasingly planning for a switch to hydrogen. Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Air France KLM Martinair Carbgo and Bolloré Logistics Team Up to Launch the First Low-Carbon Airfreight Route between France and the United States

(Bolloré Logistics) Bolloré Logistics has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) for its 2021 shipments between Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York John F. Kennedy airports. This first of its kind collaboration illustrates the ambition of these two historical partners

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

NOMINATIONS OPEN Diversity Travel Award DEADLINE: February 15, 2021

The SIMB Diversity Travel Award has been established to promote diversity and to increase the participation of underrepresented minority groups in the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) amongst the graduate students making presentations at the Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) meeting. Recipients of this award must

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

NOMINATIONS OPEN Charles D. Scott Award DEADLINE: February 15, 2021

Initiated in 1995, the Charles D. Scott Award recognizes individuals who have made distinguished contributions to enable and further the use of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals. The award is named in honor of Dr. Charles D. Scott, who founded the Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals and chaired

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

NOMINATIONS OPEN Raphael Katzen Award DEADLINE: February 15, 2021

Initiated in 2008, the Raphael Katzen Award recognizes individuals who have made distinguished contributions to enable and further the deployment and commercialization of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. This award is named in honor of Dr. Raphael Katzen, a pioneer in scaling up and commercializing technologies

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Coal, Ethanol Industries Seek Sales Tax Exemption for Carbon Storage Projects

by Amy R. Sisk (Bismark Tribune)  Several North Dakota coal and ethanol plants are inching closer to capturing the carbon dioxide they generate and storing it underground, and they’re asking lawmakers to exempt the practice from sales tax. A similar exemption is already in place if the carbon dioxide is

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Now Is the Time to Cut Carbon with Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) … Time is of the essence as OEMs and fleets across the country take a fresh look at the use of low-carbon biodiesel and renewable diesel to help reduce emissions in their new and legacy diesel vehicles and equipment and help to slow the progression of climate

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

USDA’s Support for Rural Growth: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Rural Business-Cooperative Service

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mark Brodziski, Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC 2020 about how the USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service offers programs to support rural business growth across markets in the bioeconomy like biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products like

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

A Muted Year for Biofuels M&A Activity: 2020 Review and Outlook

by Bruce Comer and Frank Kim (Ocean Park Advisors/Biofuels Digest)  COVID-19 further plagues the already challenged North American biofuels M&A market, while capital investments thrive. — Biofuels merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in North America remained sluggish in 2020. For the second consecutive year, no large-scale, operating biofuels plant changed

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

S&P Global Platts Launches SAF and HVO Values in Asia

(Associated Press/PR Newswire/S&P Global) S&P Global Platts (“Platts”), the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, has launched new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) price assessments in Southeast Asia effective January 18, 2021. The new assessments will enhance transparency in

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen Set for Exponential Growth, Says Frost & Sullivan’s

(Renewables Now) The world’s green hydrogen production will grow at an exponential rate in the next decade, reaching 5.7 million tonnes in 2030, up from 40,000 tonnes in 2019, according to Frost & Sullivan’s. This will represent a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57%. The green hydrogen market’s expansion

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Biogest Builds Biogas Plant in Idaho

(Biogest/Biomass Magazine)  Biogest received its first U.S. order to build an agricultural biogas plant in Idaho. The plant has a thermal output of 90,000 MMBTU p.a. and operates on 120,000 tons of cow manure per year. During the process, the manure is transformed into high-quality organic fertilizer that acts as

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA Will Fight EPA’s Illegal, Last-Minute Refinery Exemptions

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today harshly condemned the Environmental Protection Agency’s unconscionable and unlawful decision to grant three more small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard with just hours remaining before Donald Trump leaves the White House and Joe Biden is sworn in as President. Last week,

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Making Progress on Climate and Clean Air in a New Administration

(Diesel Technology Forum)  As manufacturers are hard at work developing zero-emissions solutions over the next decade, introducing the latest diesel options today can provide significant clean air benefits. … As transportation sources are now the leading category of GHG emissions, focus will be on strategies to introduce emerging and next-generation

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon Reductions On the Rise in 2021

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board)  With carbon reduction taking center stage, biodiesel and renewable diesel can provide immediate and substantial benefits, including 80% reduction in both greenhouse gases and particulate matter, an over 40% reduction in carbon monoxide, and more. Biodiesel and renewable diesel are on the “Rise” in

January 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel’s Rising Tide

by Tom Bryan (Biodiesel Magazine)  An update on U.S. renewable diesel projects—operational, expanding, under construction and proposed—giving new purpose to aging oil refineries. The report represents a transformative volume of nearly 5.5 billion gallons of new or potential capacity. The appeal of stacking the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit on top

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

CoverCress Inc. and University Partners Selected as Start-up Inventor of the Year

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Missouri, CoverCress Inc. and its university partners Illinois State University and the University of Minnesota were selected as the Start-up Inventor of the Year by the Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). This award reflects the use

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewed Focus on Climate Legislation Could Help Biofuels

by Sara Wyant (Ag Week) The biofuel industry argues that President-elect Joe Biden can also make progress on his climate goals by expanding biofuel usage mandates, embracing a low carbon fuel policy and increasing vehicle emissions standards. Now that Democrats have won control of the Senate, climate legislation is inevitable,

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Truly Renewable Energy: The Importance of Organics Recycling in a Decarbonized Future

by Shawn Kreloff (Bioenergy Devco/Biofuels Digest) … But what if we could replace a significant amount of these fossil fuels with renewable natural gas (RNG) or Green Hydrogen created solely from advanced processing of organic residuals – byproducts that would otherwise decompose into methane and contribute to the increase in

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrous Ethanol Price Parity Not Seen Decreasing Despite Gasoline Price Hike: Sources

by Nicolle Monteiro de Castro (S&P Global Platts)   … Brazilian oil company Petrobras’ average gasoline price hike of 7.93% is not expected to increase the economic advantage of the biofuel E100 over the fossil fuel, market participants said. … More than 80% of the light vehicle in Brazil are flex-fuel,

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Tired of Waiting on Washington, Ethanol CEO Bets on Animal Feed

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg) Green Plains Inc. Chief Executive Officer Todd Becker is getting closer to his goal of never having to worry about U.S. ethanol policy again.  Instead of awaiting Washington’s next move in the industry’s battle with Big Oil for share of gasoline tanks, Becker is working to transform Green

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

‘Essential Energy,’ the Theme of the Upcoming National Ethanol Conference

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ‘Essential Energy,’ the theme of the upcoming National Ethanol Conference, is inspired by the inclusion of U.S. biofuel producers on the Department of Homeland Security’s list of critical and essential industries during the onset of the pandemic. As states across the country

January 16, 2021 Read Full Article

An Explosion of Biochar Related Webinars!

by Kathleen Draper (United States Biochar Initiative) …  This year, that void was filled to overflowing from many different organizations hosting a wide variety of biochar presentations, forums, and continuing education credit opportunities. Most of these are recorded presentations and are now available for free. Several worth watching include: The US

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Dan Szeezil of UOP: We’ve Never Been More Active in Renewable Diesel and SAF As We Are Now

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) Following the successful Q&A roundtable discussion on the future of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) last month, I decided to do a video podcast series with several SAF producers and technology developers to get their insight into the future of SAF. First on deck is a

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

AFPM Sees Alignment with Biden on Trade, Economy

by Elliott Blackburn (Argus Media) …  (President-elect Joe) Biden also campaigned on goals to increasingly electrify the US vehicle fleet and maintain support for renewable fuels, which would erode market share for the petroleum fuel that dominates AFPM membership’s output. But chief executive Chet Thompson expects to find common ground

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Selwood Pumps Can Be Fueled by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil in UK Rental First

(Selwood)  … The company has completed extensive testing of HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) in its fleet of market-leading pumps. All Selwood pumps which have a Stage 3B engine – including the Eco range of units – S160Eco, D150Eco and HP35Eco – can now be run on the HVO fuel as an alternative

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Dozens of Ethanol Plants Remain Idle in Early 2021

by Jerry Perkins (Successful Farming)  Weaker demand is the main factor now, the $5 corn market could delay the industry’s recovery.  — Higher corn prices are roiling the U.S. ethanol industry, but the full impact of the corn price spike might not be felt for weeks. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: MBP Solutions Biofuels, Biogas Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are adding value to biological by-products through our 5 core competencies: Product and Application Expertise, International Sales & Marketing, Legal Compliance, Sustainability and Supply Chain Management. … We offer a wide variety of specialist services, including by-product and waste collection and handling, as

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Senators Ask Biden to Restore the Integrity of the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter, signed by Sens. Tammy Duckworth. D-Ill.; Amy Klobuchar,

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Will EPA Torpedo RFS Again on Wheeler’s Way Out?

by Jennifer Shike (Farm Journal Ag Web)  With just eight days left in EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s term, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Geoff Cooper told AgriTalk’s host Chip Flory on Tuesday that he’s not surprised by reports that EPA may grant some waivers to oil

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Six Logistics Companies Tested LBG-Fueled Trucks in Sweden with Great Results

(Gasum)  Low-emission fuels are becoming increasingly popular in the Nordic transport sector. Six Swedish logistic companies that are part of MaserFrakt recently tested trucks that used liquefied biogas (LBG) as fuel. The companies’ expectations of significantly lower emissions and a better operating environment were exceeded. The transition to cleaner energy

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Neste and Avfuel Create Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Neste)  Neste and Avfuel Corporation announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of Avfuel’s customers, including fixed base operators (FBOs), airports, flight departments, original equipment

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo Announces Net-Zero Project Concept

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (“Gevo”) (NASDAQ: GEVO), announces the concept of Net-Zero Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons using renewable energy and Gevo’s proprietary technology. The concept of a Net-Zero Project is to convert renewable energy (photosynthetic, wind, renewable natural gas, biogas) from a variety of sources into energy

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Biogas Bull Market of 2021: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Vanguard Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The agriculture and waste revolution continues — these are not your Dad’s inputs, or Dad’s outputs either. If you missed last week’s DigestConnect, check out this slide guide from Vanguard Renewables CEO John Hanselman that takes a look at their newest biogas and renewable natural

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Trump Administration Expected to Grant Biofuel Waivers for Some Oil Refiners – Sources

by Stephanie Kelly, Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The Trump administration is expected to grant waivers to some oil refiners that would exempt them from requirements to blend biofuels into their fuel mix for the 2019 compliance year, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The move would be one of

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

TruStar Energy Continues to Drive Down Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Heavy Duty Transportation with Renewable Natural Gas

(TruStar Energy/BusinessWire)  TruStar Energy, a market leader in renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel supply for the transportation sector, today announced a successful 2020 and aggressive growth plans to continue transitioning heavy duty United States transportation from diesel to lower cost, cleaner alternatives. “The future of renewable heavy-duty transportation is here now,

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Could Sustainable Fuel Derived from Cooking Oil Help Aviation Navigate to a Cleaner Future?

by Zhaki Abdullah (Channel News Asia)  … Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will play a major role in this new normal for aviation, said Jonathan Wood, Neste’s Europe and Asia-Pacific vice president for renewable aviation. The term refers to biofuels that can be derived from a variety of sources, ranging from used

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

US Assesses Potential Losses in Agricultural Exports to EU if the Mercosur Deal Is Finally Ratified

(Merco Press)  … One of the US products that can be harmed is ethanol, which makes up 28% of the EU’s ethanol imports according to the agency. Between 2015 and 2019, the US ethanol market share in the EU market was, on average, 22%, while Mercosur’s 7%. With the agreement Mercosur

January 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Florida PSC Approves Renewable Natural Gas Service for Florida City Gas

(Florida Public Service Commission/EIN Presswire)  The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a new Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Service tariff for Florida City Gas (FCG).  FCG can now offer services to convert biogas into usable renewable natural gas, and receive and transport RNG through its distribution system on behalf

January 11, 2021 Read Full Article

BPPT Exhorts Government to Accelerate Development of Biofuel

(ANTARA)  The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) pressed for the government to speed up the development of biofuel as a better alternative to using fossil fuel. “We have to develop biofuel as a substitute for fossil fuel. We have already conducted several research on biofuel, especially

January 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Sigma Xi Awards Recognize Achievement in Science or Engineering Research and Communication. DEADLINE: January 31, 2021

The Scientific Research Honor Society (Sigma Xi) is accepting nominations until January 31, 2021, for awards that recognize achievements in science or engineering research and communication. Nominations are being accepted for the following awards: Gold Key Award The Gold Key Award is the highest honor bestowed by Sigma Xi. It is presented

January 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Iberdrola to Supply Green Hydrogen for Buses in Barcelona in 2021

(Electric Energy Online) TMB has selected the company to build a hydrogen plant on the Zona Franca industrial area, the first public facility of its kind in the country, and to operate it for the next ten years; The company is carrying out projects that will put Spain at the

January 8, 2021 Read Full Article

DigestData DeepDive into Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Renewable Energy Group is the largest operator of renewable diesel and biodiesel plants in the US, with 12 refineries and a fast-growing capacity, especially in red-hot renewable diesel. In today’s Digest, we take a DigestData DeepDive™ with Actionable, Relational, Granular, Global Hard Data on REG’s Bioeconomy

January 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Mining the Sky for CO2 with Metal Trees, Towers and Pumps

by John Fialka (E&E News) … “Can we afford not to do this?” was the way Steve Oldham, the CEO of Carbon Engineering, headquartered in Squamish, British Columbia, put it in a recent TED Talk. He estimated that climate-related damages will eventually cost the U.S. over $500 billion a year “if

January 7, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Markets and Predictions for 2021

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2021? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead. As the sunset of 2020 gives way to the dawn of 2021, once again

January 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ministry Discusses Biodiesel Mandate, Efforts toward Renewable Diesel Public Policy

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) In December, Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy ratified its support for the National Biodiesel Production and Use Program and the National Biofuel Policy, which call for a mandatory 15 percent biodiesel blend in the nation’s diesel fuel pool by March 1, 2023. B15 is

January 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Higher Blending Mandate to Help Offset EU’s Lower Palm Oil Demand, Says Biodiesel Association

(Malay Mail) A nimble push into higher biodiesel blends such as B40 — 40 per cent blend of palm oil-derived biodiesel — by Indonesia and B30 by Malaysia will help to mitigate the negative effects of the European Union’s (EU) lower palm oil demand for biofuel, the Malaysian Biodiesel Association said.

January 5, 2021 Read Full Article

USGC Promotes Ethanol’s Air Quality, Human Health Benefits

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) As the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 push air quality and climate issues to center stage, the U.S. Grains Council is continuing its work to demonstrate the environmental benefits of ethanol to global stakeholders. Five years after the Paris Agreement to reduce carbon emissions was first signed,

January 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Q&A: IEA Counts on Biofuels in Clean Energy Transition

by Sophie Barthel (Argus Media)  The biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but is expected to bounce back in 2021, according to the IEA. As member of the Biofuture Platform, an initiative for worldwide collaboration on fighting climate change, the IEA aims to facilitate the recovery

January 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Biomethane-Powered Railcars Could Be Introduced in the UK

(Bioenergy Insight)  Lightweight railcars powered by biomethane derived from human, farm, and food waste could be introduced in the UK. Ultra Light Rail Partners has received a £60,000 (€66,700) Innovate UK grant to develop a feasibility study and design for a 120-passenger biomethane-powered lightweight railcar for introduction in the West

January 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Waste Gas from Landfill Will Offset up to 75% of VIA’s Bus Fuel Demand

by Brendan Gibbons (San Antonio Report) Enough methane from decaying waste in a private San Antonio landfill can be harvested to offset the need for fossil fuel use by most of VIA Metropolitan Transit’s bus fleet, officials say. CPS Energy, VIA, and energy company EDL are working on an initiative that will provide

January 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions for Transportation: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Ballard & Deloitte

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we look to the future with a new year, Deloitte and Ballard are looking at fueling the future of mobility with hydrogen and fuel cells, which makes sense considering hydrogen is the single most abundant substance in the universe. Their white paper dives into

January 4, 2021 Read Full Article

The 50 Hottest Companies in Biodesign & Engineering

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the 2021 rankings for the 50 Hottest Organizations in Biodesign & Engineering was published today, as voted by invited international Selectors and subscribers of The Daily Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily, and part of the overall 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

January 4, 2021 Read Full Article

First Trials of HVO Renewable Fuels in a Property and Tractor

(Mitchell & Webber) Mitchell & Webber are proud to be the first in country to trial a new fossil-free liquid fuel (HVO) in a property and Tractor — This could revolutionise the agriculture and domestic heating markets. The fossil-free renewable fuel, called Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO), is produced from certified waste

January 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Business Brings 70 New Jobs as Part of Multimillion-Pound Growth Plan

by Keith O’Connor (The Business Desk) Renewable bioenergy and carbon reduction specialists, Fleetsolve is looking to triple its workforce with the creation of an additional 70 jobs over the next six months. Fleetsolve, part of the SIMEC Group, announced its new recruitment drive as part of its £150m growth plan over

January 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Notice of Determination 2020/26: Countervailing Duty on Biodiesel Originating in Argentina

(United Kingdom Department for International Trade)  The Secretary of State for International Trade has determined the countervailing duty on biodiesel originating in Argentina imposed by the following European Union (EU) instrument is to be transitioned: Commissioning Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/244 of 11 February 2019 imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports

January 1, 2021 Read Full Article

The 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy — Agriculture and Nutrition, 2021

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the 2021 50 Hottest Companies inAgriculture and Nutrition was published today (December 31, 2020), as voted by invited international Selectors and subscribers of The Daily Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The annual rankings recognize innovation and achievement in fuel, chemicals, materials, advanced

January 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: Pandemic Drives Asia-Pacific Ethanol Markets

by Lauren Moffitt (Argus Media) Weaker crude oil prices have eroded the competitiveness of biofuels as a transport fuel in a global economy battered by Covid-19, leaving any expansion of ethanol-gasoline blending in Asia-Pacific tightly tied to domestic feedstock availability in 2021. India may boost fuel ethanol production to record levels

December 31, 2020 Read Full Article

3 Top Secret Words That Will Change Your Life: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to The Science of Yes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Part 3 of our “Science of Yes” this week, The Digest shared this short but sweet slide guide making it a quick read for you today on New Year’s Eve so you can get back to celebrating the end of 2020. But first, check

December 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Hot 50 2021 – 50 Hottest Companies in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the 2021 50 Hottest Companies in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials was published today (December 30, 2020), as voted by invited international Selectors and subscribers of The Daily Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. One theme that stood out was deployment at commercial-scale. 9

December 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Building Back Better with Biofuels

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Expecting heightened attention on renewable energy in the years ahead, Growth Energy will be working with America’s elected leaders to unleash ethanol as the engine of the rural economy and the foundation of rapid climate progress. … We also worked tirelessly to ensure

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Transatlantic Trade-Offs: Europe Faces a Potential Flood of Imports

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The recent U.S. presidential election has spurred a lot of talk about what the new administration will mean for the transatlantic trade relationship after four years of on again, off again tariff wars. … Europe faces a potential flood of imports from countries that

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Accelerating Demand: A Roadmap for Sparking New Demand for Ethanol

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol is ready to execute on Accelerate, a roadmap for sparking new demand for ethanol. The plan is built around implementing new clean fuel policies, protecting what already exists and growing ethanol markets globally. … Indeed, a

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences – When ‘Best-of-Both’ Traits Shine

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …  DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, building on years of success with its high-yield, GA-expressing yeasts, is making the previously divergent characteristics of high yield and superior robustness—packaged together—a reality.   “What we’ve seen in this industry is that you’re either going after yield or robustness,”

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

45Q – The Drive to Qualify

by Alex Tiller (Carbonvert Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The road to qualifying for the 45Q tax credit can be confusing, with strict limitations on project phases and what constitutes start of construction. But, navigated properly, the credit is a promising opportunity. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) presents a tremendous financial opportunity

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

‘Fiber Is the New Starch’

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Novozymes has released a platform to convert more fiber to ethanol, giving producers an attractive ‘D3 lift.’ The company is also helping its customers navigate the low-carbon fuels marketplace, streamlining certification and assisting where it can. … Novozymes has released its Fiberex platform, for

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Petroleum Opposes Biofuels RFS Remand: Petroleum Group Opposes Ag, Biofuels Lawsuit on 500 Million-Gallon Remand

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) As biofuel producers attempt to force EPA to restore 500 million gallons that a court found were improperly waived from the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2016, a petroleum interest group is arguing those groups have no right to have the gallons remanded. In 2017, the

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E20 Set to Be Leading Fuel by July 2021

(Bangkok Post/MSN)  A long-delayed plan to make gasohol E20 a leading fuel for motorists should eventually come into effect in July next year to promote fuel with a higher level of ethanol blend, according to the Department of Energy Business. Officials want E20, a mix of 20% ethanol and 80% unleaded

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

The Science of Yes – Part 2: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Grey Heron

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Yesterday we shared with you Part 1 of a recent DigestConnect webinar on “The Science of Yes” where we talked about how we persuade customers, partners, investors, reviewers, employers to join us in industrial biotechnology through messaging and positioning. In today’s Slide Guide, we look

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

The Year for Ethanol: Ethanol Report 12-28-20

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) … In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we take a ride back through the year starting with the high hopes for a great year in January and February, into the devastating impact of COVID-19 restrictions on travel in the spring, the continuing saga of small

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

No Rapeseed Methyl Ester Means Noticeably Less Rapeseed Meal

(UFOP/Biobased Diesel Daily)  The German and European feed markets benefit significantly from the production of rapeseed-based biodiesel fuels. Rapeseed meal is generated as a joint product of oil production in this value chain. According to the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP), non-genetically modified organism (GMO) rapeseed meal

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

REG: From 30,000 Gallons of Biodiesel Sold in 1996 to Half a Billion Gallons Today

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) As 2020 comes to a close, Renewable Energy Group Inc., North America’s largest biodiesel producer, is celebrating a quarter-century in soybean oil refinement and biodiesel production. Back in 1995, the company from which REG would be formed several years later—West Central Cooperative—made its first investment

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump’s Unplanned Gift to Biden: Clean Energy on the Rise

by Ben Lefebvre and Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico)  … Biden is expected to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and boost power line transmission networks that will open up new opportunities for renewable power generators, analysts said. … But the situation for fossil fuels is notably darker. U.S. crude oil production, which

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Indiana Soybean Alliance and American Lung Association Launch B20 Club of Indiana

(Indiana Soybean Alliance) Four diesel fleets in Indiana were recently inducted as inaugural members of the newly-formed B20 Club of Indiana, a collaboration between the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the American Lung Association© that showcases exceptional green fleets with experience using B20 – a cleaner-burning blend of twenty percent biodiesel and

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Commodities 2021: Fuel Ethanol’s Fortunes in 2021 Hinge on Policy Edicts in Philippines, China

by Donavan Lim (S&P Global Platts) Philippines’ local buying requirements seen falling in Q1; China’s imports from US could resume if tensions ease; Higher Grade B prices likely for Ulsan buyers in 2021 —  A rise in fuel ethanol imports could be on the cards for the Philippines in 2021 if the country’s

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Sweden: MUFG and Societe Generale Support Clean Urban Transport in Gothenburg with EIB Credit Line

(European Investment Bank) … The SEK 1.2bn financing operation facilitates the acquisition of 297 electric and biofuel buses being leased to Transdev for its use on five concessions in Gothenburg, starting from December 2020. In March 2019, Transdev won five 10-year contracts to operate bus services as from December 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

The Science of Yes – Part 1: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Amyris

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We recently held a DigestConnect webinar on “The Science of Yes” and talked about how we persuade customers, partners, investors, reviewers, employers to join us in industrial biotechnology through messaging and positioning. We were joined by GreyHeron principal Steve Weiss and Amyris Chief Engagement Officer

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Top 10 Slide Guides of 2020

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … In today’s Digest, we look at the HOTTEST Digest Slide Guides like Corbion’s biobased Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), Gevo’s low carbon drop-in transportation fuels, Neste, an exclusive Digest Q&A with Clariant, and even some hydrogen. Check out what YOU, the readers, found the most

December 29, 2020 Read Full Article

OPIS by IHS Markit Launches First Voluntary Carbon Credit Price Assessments Providing Transparency Needed to Advance Paris Agreement Climate Goals

(OPIS/Business Wire) OPIS, an IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) company and the leading benchmark provider for emissions and carbon markets data, will launch today the world’s first comprehensive daily pricing suite for global voluntary carbon offset credits to advance the global initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The OPIS Global Carbon Offsets Report will

December 28, 2020 Read Full Article

EU Forests Regulation Public Consultation – Indonesia Responds

(Indonesia Palm Oil Facts) Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) has made its submission to the EU Forests Regulation public consultation on reducing deforestation and forest degradation. As background, the European Commission is proposing a Due Diligence regulation to tackle deforestation / forest degradation with the aim to prevent European imports and consumption ‘causing’ deforestation, particularly from tropical

December 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Asda Scales Gas Fleet Fast, with Huge Volvo FH LNG Order

by Martin Tomlinson (Volvo Trucks)  Asda is taking delivery of 202 Volvo FH LNG tractor units in the run-up to Christmas peak trading, in what is believed to be the single largest order ever placed in the UK for heavy trucks running on renewable fuels. The supermarket has ambitions to

December 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Carinata for Biofuels, High Protein Feed, Cover Crop: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Nuseed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Nuseed (which acquired Agrisoma last year) has four focus crops – carinata, sorghum, canola and sunflower – sound more like a cooking ingredient list but they are in fact fantastic feedstocks for a range of things including biofuels, non-GMO high protein meal, and great cover

December 28, 2020 Read Full Article

15 Billion Biodiesel Gallons by 2050: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to National Biodiesel Board

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed Kurt Kovarik, National Biodiesel Board’s VP of Federal Affairs, at ABLC this summer, check out this slide guide where he outlines NBB’s vision, their new mission of 15 billion gallons of biodiesel by 2050, trends behind those numbers and growth, a look

December 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Aemetis Enters Electric Vehicle Market

(Aemetis/Ethanol Producer Magazine) …  High-capacity electric vehicles (HCEV’s) from Nevo Motors are designed for heavy cargo and long range by using on-board range extender generators powered by renewable natural gas (RNG), with future electric truck models designed to use patented hydrogen and ethanol range extenders.  The goal is to achieve major

December 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Liquid Fuels Association Pushes for Biofuels Inclusion

(Biofuels International)  The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has welcomed the Sixth Carbon Budget published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). UKIFDA has been lobbying for targets and timelines and was pleased that the CCC has agreed with this. However, the organisation said liquid biofuels were still

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Number One Energy Port in the Americas Joins SEA-LNG

(SEA-LNG) SEA-LNG is delighted to welcome the Port of Corpus Christi, the largest port in the United States by total revenue tonnage to its growing port membership. The Port of Corpus Christi is the fourth North American port to join the coalition but is the first port located on the

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Analysis: Biofuels Sector Hopeful Over Biden RFS Stance, Wary of GHG Policy

by Patrick Newkumet (Oil Price Information Service) Renewable fuel industry officials are mostly optimistic that the incoming Biden administration will be more supportive of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) than the Trump White House, though some worry that the president-elect’s promised aggressive approach to carbon emission reductions could have impacts

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Atlas Air Boeing 747 Operates Transatlantic Flight on Sustainable Fuel

by Jay Singh (Simple Flying) An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F flew a transatlantic mission on Monday using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test flight flew from Spain to Mexico, and Atlas Air ran the operation as it tests and examines ways to become a more environmentally friendly carrier. The transatlantic

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Ames Adds New 100% Biodiesel Powered Trucks

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Renewable Energy Group and Optimus Technologies recently partnered to help Ames, Iowa grow its fleet of sustainable vehicles. The City of Ames is adding seven new all-purpose dump trucks to their fleet that have the Optimus Technologies advanced fuel system integrated into their new vehicle specification. The Optimus

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Released Its 2020 Annual Report

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The report outlined the steps we and our producer members took to keep Minnesota’s ethanol industry moving in the right direction through the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, the report details our efforts in advocacy, communications and fuel supply in 2020 and our plans for 2021. Excerpts from Minnesota

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Manitoba to Raise Ethanol, Biofuel Requirements in New Year

by Sarah Lawrynuik (Winnipeg Free Press/Yahoo!) The provincially mandated amount of ethanol in gasoline and biofuel content in diesel is set to rise in Manitoba. An integral part of the province’s climate plan, the required amount of ethanol in gasoline will increase Jan. 1 to 9.25 per cent (from 8.5 per cent);

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

How the Pentagon Could Boost Biden’s Climate Plan

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) …The Pentagon helped jump start the U.S. solar industry back in 2007 when the Air Force contracted to build a 14-megawatt solar farm at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, and former President Barack Obama also pushed the Pentagon to experiment with biofuels to reduce

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

OMV to Coprocess Renewable Diesel at Schwechat Refinery Near Vienna

by Ron Kotrba (Bio-based Diesel Daily) Multinational oil, gas and petrochemical company based in Vienna, Austria, is investing 200 million euros at its Schwechat refinery southeast of Vienna to co-process up to 160,000 metric tons of vegetable oils—including used cooking oil and “advanced feedstocks”—into renewable diesel. The investment in the Schwechat

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Stocks Pile Up as Plants Produce for Byproducts

by Tyne Morgan (Farm Journal AgWeb)  … Peter Meyer of S&P Global Platts says ethanol plants are now producing ethanol not for the fuel, but for the byproducts. “Ethanol plants are selling a lot of their byproducts given the rise in soybean oil prices, which were somewhat based on Palm oil prices going up,

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

SoCalGas, SDG&E’s Voluntary RNG Tariff Request Approved

(Bioenergy Insight)  On 17 December, the California Public Utilities Commission approved SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric’s request to offer a voluntary Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Tariff. The programme will allow households and businesses to purchase RNG from the utilities. “The approval of the RNG Tariff is an important

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Gasum, UECC Make History with LNG, LBG Ship-to-Ship Bunkering

(Bioenergy Insight)  Gasum performed its first ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG)-liquefied biogas (LBG) bunkering to a cargo vessel. The bunkering was conducted by Gasum’s LNG bunker vessel Coralius at anchorage outside the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. A fuel blend consisting of LNG and 10% renewable LBG was supplied to M/V

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

The President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta Meets Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi

(ENI)  The President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has met today in Nairobi the Chief Executive Officer of Eni Claudio Descalzi to discuss potential green initiatives to be developed in the country, in order to provide local communities with efficient and sustainable access to energy resources. The parties discussed

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste Supplies DHL Express with Sustainable Aviation Fuel at San Francisco International Airport

(Neste) Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group is renowned as a pioneer of green logistics, utilising its

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Celebrates 150 Days and 20M Gallons of Ethanol Production at Shougang Facility

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In China, LanzaTech’s Shougang commercial carbon recycling facility reached 150 days of full capacity continuous operation in November, a significant achievement for a first of a kind technology at scale. Production at the site itself has exceeded 20 million gallons of ethanol since startup which

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Enzymatic Lignin Valorization: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sugar-based bioplastics and lignin-based foams and composites are making it possible to transform the huge amount of oil based materials and products in our lives to biobased products. MetGen is making it happen with zero waste biorefineries. Find out how in this illuminating slide guide

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Energy, Total Enter MoU to Expand RNG Infrastructure

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel in the U.S. and Canada, and Total S.E. have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a 50/50 joint venture to develop carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities

December 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Measuring the Uncertainty of Renewable Diesel Projects

by Dave Collings (1898 & Co./Burns & McDonnell) Renewable diesel — also known as green diesel, hydrotreated vegetable oil, or hydrotreated esters and fatty acids — has now gained widespread attention throughout the world. This growing interest is turning into action as existing renewable fuels companies build grassroots facilities and

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Carbon Intensity Is Important for Renewable Fuels Investments

by Dave Collings (1898 & Co./Burns & McDonnell) As developers, investors and plant operators explore options to increase production and market share of renewable fuels, the concept of carbon intensity (CI) must be well-understood. It might be the deciding factor that determines economic viability of your biofuels project. In California and

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Is Your Renewable Diesel Project Sustainable?

by Dave Collings (1898 & Co./Burns & McDonnell) For organizations looking to develop, construct and commission a new renewable diesel plant, it’s important to understand the various market conditions at play to avoid poorly made investments and the pitfalls of lost future opportunities. Since 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) continued

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Gas Pumps to Get Climate, Health Warning Labels in Cambridge, MA

by Sebastian Blanco (Car and Driver) Cambridge, Massachusetts, this week became the first city in the U.S. to put health and environment warning labels on its gas pumps. – In related news, a nine-year-old girl in South London, England, became the first person whose death certificate lists her cause of

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

SAF Takes-off to the Next Level – United’s Bold SAF Commitment, Boeing, Etihad Airways, World Energy’s 50/50 Blend, Gevo’s SAF in Seattle

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In today’s Digest, United Airlines ambitious goal by investing in sustainable fuels and new tech – NOT buying carbon offsets – to reduce GHG emissions by 100% by 2050, Gevo’s SAF delivered for the Pacific Northwest region, Boeing, Etihad and World Energy using

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

British Military Looking to Move Aircraft to Sustainable Fuel Sources

by Ed Adamczyk (UPI)  A plan to use sustainable sources for up to 50 percent of military aviation fuel was announced by British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace this week.  The British Ministry of Defense on Saturday said it would look to algae, alcohol, household waste, wood and biomass as potential sources of fuel for the

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Van Oord Orders Green Cable-Laying Vessel

(Van Oord)   Van Oord has ordered a next-generation custom-built green cable-laying vessel. The vessel will be delivered from VARD in Norway and equipped with the latest sustainable technologies. The vessel will be fully operational in 2023. This investment is part of Van Oord’s strategy to strengthen its leading position in

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Maersk Enters Partnership with Novo Nordisk on Global Cold Chain Logistics

(Maersk) A.P. Moller – Maersk today announced the signing of a logistics agreement with Novo Nordisk from 2021. The three-year agreement on cold chain logistics covers transportation including ocean services and inland logistics.  “We are proud to be chosen as one of Novo Nordisk´s main logistic companies. Transporting pharmaceuticals on

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Production Is Set to Increase 5000% in Just 5 Years

by Alex Kimani (OilPrice.com) After decades of stagnation and multiple false dawns, the hydrogen economy appears primed for a major takeoff. A growing number of countries and industries are proactively investing in hydrogen technologies, with hydrogen being touted as the ‘fuel of the future.’ Meanwhile, industry experts are predicting that hydrogen could become a globally traded

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste Expands Renewable Diesel Fueling Network

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Neste, a producer of renewable diesel made from waste materials, has opened two new fueling stations in central California, providing greater accessibility to Neste MY Renewable Diesel.  The number of Neste MY Renewable Diesel fueling stations in the state has more than doubled since 2019. The

December 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Advanced Membrane Tech: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed last week’s DigestConnect, have no fear, check out the Whitefox slide guide here! Whitefox CTO Stephan Blum, advisor Bill Lee, Process Engineer Virginia Andrade and Field Engineer Sean Lorimer shared all about improved plant operations membrane technology, revolutionizing membranes for product diversity, where

December 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Now Is the Time to Let Sustainable Aviation Fuel Take Off

by Chris Cooper (Aviation Pros/Neste North America)  … Globally, more than 40 airlines now have already implemented SAF at some level, with an estimated 200,000 commercial flights using SAF since 2011 and 1.6 billion gallons of SAF committed to forward purchase agreements. Put another way, sustainable aviation fuel is already here.

December 17, 2020 Read Full Article

How Natural Gas Utilities Are Developing the RNG Market in a Decarbonizing World—Webinar Review

by Hannah DelSordo* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The December 15th webinar discussed how natural gas utilities are developing the renewable natural gas (RNG) market in a decarbonizing world. This event featured speaker Philip Sheehy, the technical director of transportation and energy at ICF, Josh Linton strategic planning analyst at ONE Gas,

December 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Yara’s Green Ammonia Behemoth: The 500,000 Tonner that Will De-fossilize Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Yara announces plans to fully electrify its ammonia plant in Porsgrunn, Norway with the potential to cut 800,000 tons of CO2 per annum, equivalent to the emissions from 300,000 passenger cars. … Yara’s the world’s largest ammonia fertilizer company, has 16,000 employees and operations in over

December 17, 2020 Read Full Article

MOL and euglena Co. Conduct Sea Trial of MOL Group Tugboat Using euglena Biodiesel Fuel for the First time in Port of Nagoya

(Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.) Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) and euglena Co., Ltd. (Euglena; President: Mitsuru Izumo; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) today announced a successful sea trial in the Port of Nagoya of the MOL Group-operated tugboat 13 Tamashio using next-generation renewable biodiesel fuel developed by

December 15, 2020 Read Full Article

California Ethanol + Power Finalizes Exclusive Purchase & Marketing Agreement With CHS for Imperial County Project

(California Ethanol + Power)  Minnesota Firm to Market and Sell 68 Million Gallons Annually of Essential EthanolTM to Be Produced at Sugar Valley Energy Campus near Brawley, CA — California Ethanol + Power announced today an exclusive 15-year contract was awarded to CHS Inc. to market and sell the 68

December 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Scania’s European Cab Production Fully Fossil-Free

(Scania)  Scania’s cab production plant in Oskarshamn, Sweden, enters 2021 as fully fossil free. It will thereby be the first of its major production plants around the world to successfully phase out carbon emitting production elements. — Scania has made a firm commitment, in line with the Science Based Target initiative,

December 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Future of Farming: Chase to Capture Carbon as Another Revenue Stream

by Tyne Morgan (Farm Journal AgWeb)  As a possible policy shift may put sustainable farming practices in the spotlight, companies are already paying farmers to shift to more “climate smart farming” like utilizing no-till as a production method.  —  …  “Tom Vilsack will be integral to President-Elect Biden on climate change,

December 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Applications Open for Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” DEADLINE January 15, 2021

Producers and inventors of innovative products and technologies are invited to hand in a completed application form  and a leaflet or a two-page PDF about the product in English including printable digital pictures (300 dpi), which are free of use in subsequent media publicity. The documents should explain the particular

December 14, 2020 Read Full Article

WEF’s ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow’ Outlines Pathway to Net-Zero Aviation: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the World Economic Forum doing to help aviation meet net zero goals? First, they recognize that the most immediate action to achieve carbon-neutral flying is the investment in, and rapid scale-up, of sustainable aviation fuel production and use. Their latest report demonstrates the

December 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Flying High with Aviation Biofuel – Continuous SAF Supply Arrives at SFO and LTN Airports, RSB Recognized by ICAO for CORSIA

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … First, Signature Flight Support, Neste and NetJets celebrate the official launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at SFO and LTN airports which is now available for purchase. Second, RSB has officially been recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for the certification of

December 14, 2020 Read Full Article

After COVID: A Lower Carbon Future for Commercial Aviation

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Briefing Series: By Air, Land, and Sea: Navigating the Climate Future  — The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing series on climate mitigation and adaptation in the transportation sector. The series covered ports, aviation, and public transit. As commercial aviation recovers from the COVID-19 contraction, it will

December 12, 2020 Read Full Article

FarmLab Thinks It Can Get 1m Farmers to Sequester 1bn Tonnes of CO2 by 2025. Here’s How

by Jack Ellis (Ag Funder News)  … He (FarmLab co-founder and CEO Sam Duncan) started FarmLab with co-founder and chief technology officer Shahriar Jamshidi in 2016 with the aim of making sampling on farms more efficient and wallet-friendly. Back then, it was still a largely paper-based process, requiring agronomists to trek

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

“Biofuel Renaissance” Could Be Coming

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer) Industry thinks the proposed Clean Fuel Standard could unleash demand that would require two or three new crushers  —  Canada could see a second wave of canola crush plant construction if Ottawa gets its proposed Clean Fuel Standard right, says an industry spokesperson. Chris Vervaet,

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

China to Sell 80 Million Internal Combustion Engines a Year in Next Five Years

(Reuters)  China is expected to sell 80 million internal combustion engines annually in the next five years, in line with previous years, an engine industry association said on Thursday, amid a broader industry transformation toward electrification. Internal combustion engines still dominate China’s auto industry and are also used in motorcycles, agricultural

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA: Ethanol Industry Needs Support, as COVID-19 Losses Near $4 Billion

(Renewable Fuels Association) With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, state and local governments are taking additional actions to limit travel and promote social distancing. In turn, consumption of ethanol-blended gasoline is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail an already tenuous economic recovery in the ethanol industry. Through November, U.S. ethanol

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Ethanol Body Calls on EU to Include Fuel in Green Deal Transport Strategy

by Karim Elafany  (S&P Global Platts) EU publishes Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy; Battery EVs to represent 11% of EU vehicle fleet in 2030: ePURE  —  … ePURE said the guidelines don’t go far enough in including renewable ethanol. … Emmanuel Desplechin, secretary-general of ePURE, said that “the EU renewable ethanol industry

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

TFG Marine Commences Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp Operations, Successfully Trials Marine Biofuels and Appoints Rasmus Bach Nielsen to Board

(TFG Marine) TFG Marine, (“TFG”), the global marine fuel supply and procurement joint venture company created by Trafigura and shipping firms Frontline and Golden Ocean, announces major milestones in its strategy to grow and improve transparency in new markets and provide customers with more sustainable marine fuels. TFG Marine will extend

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Bentley Switches to Waste-Based Renewable Fuels to Drive Greener In-House Logistics in Crewe

(Volkswagen) Achieving carbon neutral operations a key pillar of Bentley’s recently launched Beyond100 commitment to becoming end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030; Manufacturing team developing industry-leading vision for supply chain design and sustainable manufacturing; Reduce, avoid and compensate ethos informed strategy to use ultra-low emission renewable alternative for in-house logistics vehicles;

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Take a Look at an Exciting Christmas Calendar that Describes 31 Swedish Projects that Can All Contribute to Accelerating Climate Action

(SEKAB) Click on the flaps and be inspired by what it’s possible to do for our climate –…  Sekab is one of the Swedish companies and partners of the Swedish 2030 Secretariat 2030-sekretariatet that have contributed to the compilation of 31 climate-smart proposals in a Christmas calendar aimed at demonstrating what it is

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Farmers Should Focus on Biofuel to Increase Earning Potential: Gadkari

(The Hindu Business Line) Must make ethanol from corn, sugarcane, biomass and rice husk, says Road Transport Minister  —  Farmers in Bihar should diversify to produce biofuel in order to increase their earning potential, said Nitin Gadkari Minister for Road Transport and Highways. He was inaugurating a national highway bridge

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Carson Inks Extended Renewable Fuel Agreement with Neste

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Carson, a company that specializes in the fuel, lubricant, trucking and vehicle industries, has extended its renewable diesel agreement with Neste, a producer of renewable fuels, into a multi-year contract. Through this partnership, Carson will be able to continue to provide its government and commercial customer base

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Digging into Alternative-Fuel Trends & Growth Drivers

by Lauren Fletcher (WorkTruck) Renewable fuel sources are becoming more and more critical to organizations’ sustainability plans.  … “… Bio and renewable diesel blends are popular fuel types, as they can be adopted as drop-in fuels with no vehicle retrofitting or fueling infrastructure required,” said Christopher Lyon, director of Fleet Relations

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

U.S. C3E Awards Recognize Mid-Career Women Who Have Demonstrated Outstanding Leadership and Accomplishments in Clean Energy.

(C3E) The U.S. C3E Awards recognize mid-career women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy. The U.S. C3E Ambassadors select the winners and these remarkable Awardees are recognized for their work at the annual U.S. C3E Symposium. Personal narratives and advice from some of the previous U.S. C3E Award

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Olefins from Mixed Plastics Waste – Are Thermolysis Routes Viable?

(NextantECA)  This report examines the technical, economic and business aspects of thermolysis (i.e., pyrolysis and gasification) of mixed plastics waste. Analyses of the mixed plastics waste and the thermolysis plant location are included in the report. Selected developers of pyrolysis and gasification technologies are profiled and ranked under different criteria.

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

LQM Launch Alternative Bunker Fuels Database

(Hellenic Shipping News) Leading hybrid bunker broker LQM has launched its new alternative bunker fuels database. The ‘LQM Eco-Alternative Fuel’ (L.E.A.F) database – allows users to search 3,000 datapoints of global bunker supply options to discover which alternative fuels are available and where in the run up towards IMO 2030. Available for

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

The Green Hydrogen Catapult Aims for $2/kg H2 and Needs $110 Billion, If You’ve Any to Spare

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Europe comes news that major hydrogen project developers including ACWA Power, CWP Renewables, Envision, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Snam, and Yara have joined hands to scale-up green hydrogen production 50-fold in 6 years in a bid to slash the production cost to below $2 per kilo. This report

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

DOE’s Devinn Lambert Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy List

(U.S. Department of Energy/Forbes)  Devinn Lambert, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) technical manager, made the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy List for her work in energy research. As a technology manager for BETO’s Advanced Algal Systems program, Devinn oversees research grants on a team

December 9, 2020 Read Full Article

City of Ames Grows Sustainable Fleet with Partners Renewable Energy Group and Optimus Technologies

(Renewable Energy Group/BusinessWire)  Municipal Fleet Adds Seven Additional Heavy-Duty Trucks Running on 100% Biodiesel  — The City of Ames is adding seven new all-purpose dump trucks to their fleet that have the Optimus Technologies advanced fuel system integrated into their new vehicle specification. The Optimus system enables the engines to operate

December 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Californian Cement Truck Fleet Aims for Zero Emissions, Will Use Bio-CNG

(CalPortland/NGV Journal) CalPortland® Company has launched its CNG powered bulk hauler truck fleet, which will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-causing emissions. The company commissioned 24 new “Near-Zero Emission” trucks that will transport cement to customers in Southern California. The green vehicles will be fueled with Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable fuel

December 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Offtake Agreements – Connecting Hemp Growers with Buyers

by Rachael Z. Ardanuy, Esq. (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, authorized the production of hemp pursuant to USDA and state regulation, and guarantees that hemp can be moved in interstate and international commerce.  The 2018

December 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Yara Announces World-Scale Green Ammonia Project

by Mary Page Bailey (Chemical Engineering) Yara International ASA (Oslo, Norway) has announced plans for 500,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of green ammonia production in Norway, powering emission-free shipping fuels and decarbonized food solutions. “Ammonia is the most promising hydrogen carrier and zero-carbon shipping fuel, and Yara is the global ammonia

December 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Indonesia Export Levy Revision to Support Crude Palm Oil Prices, Stability Key

(Fitch Ratings)   The revision in Indonesia’s export levy structure should support Indonesia’s biodiesel consumption growth in 2021 by boosting collections to fund the subsidy burden, Fitch Ratings says. This will also support crude palm oil (CPO) prices, and the Malaysian benchmark should average higher than our assumption of USD560/tonne (t)

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Chevron CEO Vows Higher Returns, Lower Carbon to Revive Big Oil

by Kevin Crowley and Caroline Hyde (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  … One thing investors can’t count on is for Chevron to announce any long-term targets to eliminate or severely reduce emissions, as rivals Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc have. Chevron’s carbon goals are linked to reducing methane leaks and so-called

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Emirates Welcomes Its First of Three A380s to Be Delivered in December

(Emirates Airline)  Delivery flight partially powered by sustainable aviation fuel  — Emirates has welcomed MSN A6-EVL, its 116th A380 as the first of three A380s to join its fleet in 2020. The aircraft arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Saturday morning, powered by a blend of conventional jet fuel and sustainable

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels – The Marine Fuel of the Future Is Here

by Teemu Jutila (Auramarine/Biofuels Digest) The marine fuel market is developing and expanding at an unprecedented rate, set against the backdrop of IMO decarbonisation targets; 50% reduction in emissions from 2008 levels by 2050, and a minimum reduction in carbon intensity per transport work of 40% by 2030, compared with 2008

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article
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