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The Outlook for the World’s Largest Biofuels Market

(Bloomberg NEF)  … BloombergNEF’s ‘U.S. Biofuels Outlook’ analyzes the key themes shaping the outlook for biofuels for road use and otherwise. Currently, almost all biofuels are consumed on roads. They are blended into conventional road fuels, gasoline and diesel, and so their demand outlooks are linked to these fuels. BloombergNEF’s

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

A Rare Bit Of Good News For Oil Refiners: ‘Renewable Diesel’

by Tim Treadgold (Forbes)  … Until recently renewable diesel was very much a niche product which failed to attract mainstream investor interest. That could change after a leading investment bank, Morgan Stanley MS -2.4%, took a close look at the opportunities opening up in renewable diesel as U.S. and international oil refiners

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Volvo Trucks Reports Increased Interest in LNG and Bio-LNG

(Bioenergy Insight)  Volvo Trucks is seeing an increased interest in gas as an alternative to diesel for heavy-duty truck operations in Europe.  Hauliers and transport buyers are increasingly interested in reducing their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and costs through the use of refrigerated liquefied gas as a fuel. As a

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

USGC Brings U.S. Ethanol Suppliers Together with International Buyers at Virtual Ethanol Buyers Conference

(U.S. Grains Council) To bring ethanol buyers from around the globe together with U.S. suppliers in a time when business continues but crossing borders poses many challenges, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) co-sponsored the Virtual Ethanol Buyers Conference (VEBC) on Sept. 23. The

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

DHL Decarbonizes All ‘Less-Than-Container’ Load Shipments in Ocean Freight Globally

(DHL)  DHL Global Forwarding is the first logistics service provider to offer truly climate neutral ocean freight shipments without additional costs; Thanks to advanced biofuels, DHL Global Forwarding customers benefit from a reduction of their carbon footprint; Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight: “Sustainable fuel solutions are a key

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Pertamina to Use Honeywell UOP Technologies to Produce Advanced Biofuels in Indonesia

(Honeywell UOP) National Oil Company of Indonesia to open green fuels refinery in Plaju and revamp Cilacap refinery for renewable diesel production  — Honeywell today announced PT Pertamina (Persero) will use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels at its Plaju and Cilacap refineries in Indonesia. The company will use UOP Renewable

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Available at More than 100 Sales Points in the Netherlands

(Neste) Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and the 3rd most sustainable company in the world*, celebrates reaching the milestone of 100 Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ sales points in the Netherlands. Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, was launched on the Dutch market in October

September 28, 2020 Read Full Article

BIO Recognises Dr Pramod Chaudhari by George Washington Carver Award 2020

(Agro Spectrum)  Dr Chaudhari becomes the first Indian chosen for the honor for his contribution towards building a bio-based economy.  —  Washington D.C.- based Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced that Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, founder and executive chairman, Praj Industries, is selected for the prestigious 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation

September 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Heating Oil Industry Launches Plan to Shift to 100% Renewable Fuels by 2050

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Biofuels proven as most affordable, immediate path to net-zero carbon,” says NEFI.  —  In Washington, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. This will

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” DEADLINE: January 15, 2021

Award to be presented at the 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals — March 23-24, 2021 — ONLINE and On-Site in Cologne, Germany Innovation submission is open now. Submit your innovation as soon as possible. Deadline: 15 January 2021 The conference is one of the oldest and most established worldwide

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Avfuel Marks First Flight Department Delivery of SAF

(Biofuels International)  Avfuel Corporation demonstrated its continued commitment to driving sustainability forward with a delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Atlantic Aviation. The delivery at New Castle Airport, in Delaware, US, was for one of the airport’s private flight department tenants. This marked the fuel supplier’s first such delivery

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

CalBio, Dairy Farmers and Chevron Announce First RNG

(Chevron/Market Watch) California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio), Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and local dairy farmers today announced their joint venture, CalBioGas LLC, successfully achieved first renewable natural gas (RNG) production from dairy farms in Kern County. The milestone underpins the partners’ commitment to provide affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy to California consumers. Manure

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Hopper Dredger First to Sail 2,000 Hours on 100% Sustainable Marine Biofuel

(MAN Energy Solutions/PortNews)  Jan De Nul Group recently announced that its trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, had completed 2,000 hours operation on 100% renewable, second-generation Biofuel Oil (BFO). The vessel is powered by 2 × MAN 12V32/40 and 1 × MAN 7L32/40 main engines. Jan De Nul Group reports that this major

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Air bp Delivers 210 Tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

(Air bp) 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel has been purchased by Swedavia and its partners – SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat.  Purchase is part of an initiative to reduce the carbon emissions impact of their business travel  —  Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Craig Recognized by Growth Energy for Her Support of Biofuels

by Mark Dorenkamp  (Brownfield Ag News)  Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig has again been recognized by Growth Energy for her support of biofuels. CEO Emily Skor says the first-term Democrat didn’t waste a minute before jumping into the fight to defend the integrity of the RFS, which is why Craig is being presented

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Agricultural Waste: The Optimum Biomass Solution?

(Bioenergy Insight)  Mogens Slot Knudsen, briquetting expert C.F. Nielsen explains why agricultural waste could be the best solution to preventing deforestation and increased biomass costs. Within the last decades, biomass has become an important element in many countries’ energy strategies. As one of the renewable energy sources, biomass was a

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 Shortlist Revealed

(Bioenergy Insight) … The awards, run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), recognise achievements in biogas innovation, clever use of outputs, international knowledge exchange and collaboration, financing and more. Originally launched by ADBA in 2010 for the UK market, the awards became

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Powerzeek Adds Liquefied Biogas to Marine Fuel Platform

(Bioenergy Insight)  Powerzeek, a platform company offering an online market place for cleaner energy, has added liquefied biogas (LBG) to its marine fuel platform. The addition follows requests from the shipping market, as well as Powerzeek’s mission to make it easier to source cleaner fuels. Powerzeek launched its digital marine

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Energy Transitions, Carbon Reduction and Climate Change: Diesel Technology’s Role in the Future

(Diesel Technology Forum) Continuous improvement and investments in the newest generations of dominant and established technologies like diesel will be paramount to achieving and sustaining near-term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Even as manufacturers explore other fuels and technology options, continued investments in diesel are strong indicators about the future for advanced

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Rallies Biofuel Champions at D.C. Summit

(Growth Energy) Advocates and experts have virtually converged in Washington, D.C. this week for Growth Energy’s annual Biofuels Summit to advocate for biofuels in our nation’s capital. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor kicked off this year’s all-virtual event with opening remarks and a fireside chat on industry priorities with Growth Energy Chairman of

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

FEW General Sessions Address Policy, Production

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol, told audience members at the 2020 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo during the general session panel Sept. 16 that the gap waiver denial, two days before, is a win, but there’s more work to do. Take

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

European Renewable Ethanol Industry Launches New Resource for Consumer Information on E10 Fuel

(ePURE)  E10info.eu answers common questions about production, use and availability of ethanol petrol blend that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions  —  E10info.eu, a new online resource for consumer information about the widely available E10 fuel blend, launched today (September 17, 2020) as part of a broader effort to highlight the importance

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

S&P Global Platts Launches First Sustainable Aviation Fuel Price Assessments in Americas

(S&P Global/Market Watch) S&P Global Platts (“Platts”), the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, today announced the launch of the first-to-market Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) price assessment for the Americas, aimed at bringing transparency to a developing market as the airline industry embraces

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles Wrap and Roll

(National Biodiesel Board)  “Better, Cleaner, Now” message delivered from coast to coast  —  Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways from the nation’s capital, to Texas oil country, up the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste: Sweden Becomes a Frontrunner in Sustainable Aviation

(Neste) Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced on 11 September 2020, to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden in 2021. The reduction level will be 0.8% in 2021, and gradually

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Now: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Energy for Airlines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The consortium concept is not new, so what is different now? Energy for Airlines tackles the answer and shares what the SAF Now Consortium is and what it means for the aviation and biofuels industries. Michael Baer, President of Energy for Airlines, shared this illuminating presentation

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Eyes Two More Spin-off Companies

by Kirstin Korosec (TechCrunch) LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren said Tuesday on the Disrupt 2020 virtual stage that the carbon capture technology company is planning to use its core technology to create two other businesses.  LanzaTech captures waste gas emissions and uses bacteria to turn it into useable ethanol fuel. A bioreactor is

September 18, 2020 Read Full Article

ACE Helps Retailers Determine E15 Compatibility by Launching “Flex Check” Tool

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol’s fuel-marketer focused Flex Fuel Forward website releases tool for fuel retailers to see how E15-compatible their station is right now.  — The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today launched a tool on its fuel-marketer focused flexfuelforward.com website to provide retailers with a free way

September 18, 2020 Read Full Article

New Ohio-based Renewable Fuel Project Aims to Capture the Equivalent of Nearly 50K Tons of Carbon to Displace Diesel and Fuel 725 Biofuel Trucks

(Business Wire) Fortistar, Rumpke Waste & Recycling and Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Announce $33 Million Project to Address Global Climate Change  —   Fortistar, a privately-owned investment firm that addresses global challenges, and Rumpke Waste & Recycling, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, announced commencement

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

BASF Partner with New Energy for Uptake of Pyrolysis Oil Derived from Waste Tires.

by Luke Upton (BioMarket Insights) BASF has signed an uptake supply agreement with the Hungary based New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires. According to the agreement, New Energy will supply BASF with up to 4,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil per year derived from waste

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

ECB Group and Government of Paraguay Sign Free Zone Contract for Installation of Green Biofuel Plant

(Bnamericas)  Brazilian businessman Erasmo Carlos Battistella, president of ECB Paraguay, an ECB Group company, signed a contract with the government of Paraguay that authorizes a Free Zone regime for the Omega Green project, an advanced biofuel plant in the district of Villeta, on the banks of the Paraguay River. …

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

The Stockton Diamond Project ands $20-Million BUILD Grant

(Mass Transit Magazine) The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have been awarded a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project. … It also supports converting the

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Solving the Low Carbon Shipping Fuel and Energy Algorithm – Quickly!

by Adrian Tolson (BLUE Insight/Biofuels Digest) BLUE Insight’s Low Carbon Shipping Fuels and Energy Guide 2020 is a market first assessment of the leading low carbon marine fuels with potential to replace fossil fuels as the marine fuel of the future and analyses the companies, the R&D projects and collaborations, producing and supplying

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Carbon Recycling Makes CNBC Disruptor 50 List for 4th Time!

(Lanza Tech)  CNBC’s eighth annual Disruptor 50 list, which identifies fast-growing, innovative start-ups on the path to becoming the next generation of great public companies, was announced today, with LanzaTech at #43. The selected companies represent innovation in a wide range of sectors, including cybersecurity, fintech, health IT, logistics/delivery and agriculture. A

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Facility Gets Green Light in India

(Lanza Tech)  Distributed Approach Enables Local Production of Ethanol from Agricultural Residues  — Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a leading Indian Refining company based in Mangalore, is planning to install a second generation (2G) ethanol facility in the State of Karnataka, India. MRPL has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

New Green Fuel Product for Off-Road Market in the UK

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  FuelBox and Green Biofuels have launched a new renewable, fossil-free, low emission fuel product for off-road vehicles which has already been taken up by Speedy Hire, the UK’s leading tools and equipment leasing company. Speedy has chosen the FuelBox Green D+ HVO as its preferred low-emission fuel

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Japanese Producers Buck Weak Demand for Algae-Based Biofuel

(Nikkei Asian Review)  Southeast Asian production rises while palm oil waste also takes the spotlight  — Japanese biofuel companies are expanding their production of fuel from sources such as algae and palm oil waste, despite the current lack of demand from the aviation industry and falling oil prices due to the

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Lallemand Launches New Convergence Yeast, Enzyme Platform: Could Save Ethanol Producers $1M/Year in Replacing All External Fermentation Enzymes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Wisconsin, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits has announced a next generation advanced yeast and enzyme platform called Convergence, which combines a new yeast that generates virtually all the glucoamylase (GA) required for fermentation combined with a small amount of complementary exogenous enzyme. The bottom line impact

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

2019 May Have Been Peak Year for Oil Demand, BP Trying to Pivot

(Our Daily Planet) Yesterday, the world’s leading oil producers, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), projected a larger decrease in oil demand than was predicted earlier in the pandemic, The Hill reported. OPEC also predicts an increase in demand next year, but that increase will not be as large as this year’s drop.

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil Agrees to Extend US Ethanol Quota for 90 Days

by Bill Tomson (Agri-Pulse) The U.S. and Brazil have agreed to revive for 90 days the expired tariff rate quota that allows some U.S. ethanol to flow to the South American country duty free, the two countries said in a joint statement Friday night. It’s a stopgap deal that takes effect

September 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: Better, Cleaner, Now Is Booming Across Airwaves

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB launches new digital advertising campaign to raise biodiesel and renewable diesel awareness  — The National Biodiesel Board’s latest national advertising campaign hit airwaves in September with biodiesel and renewable diesel education aimed at key decision makers on the benefits of these advanced fuels.   “The ad campaign

September 14, 2020 Read Full Article

PKN ORLEN to Be Emission-Neutral by 2050

(Orlen) PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in Central Europe to declare aspiration to achieve emission neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, by 2030 the company will reduce CO2 emissions from its current refining and petrochemical assets by 20% and emissions from power generation by 33% CO2/MWh. The

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil’s First Marine Bio Fuel Oil

(ExxonMobil) ExxonMobil Completes Successful Sea Trial of its First Marine Bio Fuel Oil:  Successful sea trial completed with leading tanker shipping company Stena Bulk; Fuel can help deliver carbon dioxide emission reduction benefits to ship operators; Fuel will be available in select European ports starting later this year  — ExxonMobil has completed a

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Canada Touts Plan to Cut Fuel Carbon Intensity; Refiners Fret about Costs

by Rod Nickel, Steve Scherer, Jeff Lewis  (Reuters)  The Canadian government says its plan to require reductions in carbon intensity of fuels will boost the economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, but oil and chemical companies say they are worried it will boost their costs as they struggle to

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Faces Multiple Issues as Harvest Just around Corner

by Lori Potter (Kearney Hub) … There are tariff and other trade issues that make U.S. ethanol less competitive in export markets. Also, industry leaders continue to wait for Environmental Protection Agency officials to rule on a growing number of applications from small fuel refineries seeking waivers to Renewable Fuels

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report provides an overview of commercial jet aviation fuel and summarizes learnings from three BETO-supported workshops. In addition, the report focuses on insights for reducing costs and optimizing the value proposition of sustainable aviation fuel. Download the report to learn

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Renew Kansas Biofuels Association on E15 Reg.

(KTIC Radio/Renew Kansas) Renew Kansas Biofuels Association submitted written comments to Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) regarding the agency’s notice of public hearing on its proposal to revoke an existing regulation limiting the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of ethanol-blended motor vehicle fuel sold in the Kansas City area during

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Award Winners to Be Recognized during FEW

(BBI International/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) will recognize and celebrate the recipients of its marquee annual awards during the event’s virtual general session next week. The award winners, announced by Ethanol Producer Magazine last month, are Doug Tiffany (Award of Excellence recipient) and Doug Durante (High-Octane Award recipient).

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels Annual Report: Brazil

(U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service) Brazil’s commitment to ethanol and biodiesel despite this year’s market uncertainties is one focus of the “Brazil: Biofuels Annual” report released earlier this month by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The report also looks at rising corn ethanol production in Brazil. Despite lower

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

RINs Jump 18% on News Trump Wants All Gap Year Requests Denied

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York state, Reuters reports that RIN prices skyrocketed a two-year high of 55 cents for D6 credits on the back of its exclusive story that President Trump told the EPA to deny all gap-year SRE applications. The RIN prices, not seen that high since

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Expanding Access to Higher Blends through Pump Infrastructure

(National Corn Growers Association) Building out the infrastructure needed for future mid-level blends of ethanol continues to be a priority of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Over the past three-years, NCGA and state partners have worked with Wayne Fueling Systems to produce and sell fuel pumps certified to deliver fuel containing up

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Integrating D3MAX Distillers Tech with Ethanol Facility: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ACE Ethanol with D3MAX

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ACE Ethanol’s facility in Stanley, Wisconsin has a D3MAX corn fiber to ethanol plant. Mark Yancey, Chief Technology Officer at D3MAX takes us on a tour of the plant, shares their startup issues and successes to date, shows us the Ace Ethanol D3MAX process integration, a

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Heating Oil Groups Launch Joint Bioheat Promotional Campaign

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Five of the most prominent northeast heating oil trade associations recently launched a collaborative effort to promote clean, renewable Bioheat to consumers and get more heating oil companies to begin offering Bioheat to their customers. The campaign One Industry – One Choice includes the Energy Marketers Association of

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

How Has Covid-19 Impacted the Future of Fuel?

(Business Airport International)  The impact of Covid-19 on the fuel market has been pronounced, but the virus could also spur a move to more sustainable sources of fuel. … Avfuel has experienced interest in the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from business aviation operators, airports and maintenance stakeholders during the

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Scania Finland Delivers Biomethane Buses to Hämeenlinna Transit Agency

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Six new biogas-powered buses of Vekka Group (Hämeenlinnan bussiliikenne) started service in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Supplied by Scania Finland, the vehicles will operate in the city’s public transport services 1, 3 and 11, the contract for which was awarded to the Vekka Group in competitive tendering last year. The buses

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Americans Return to Road Trips: More Travelers Drove to Vacation Spots This Summer Because of the Pandemic, a Survey Finds.

(NACS) The great American road trip is back, courtesy of the pandemic. Last week, Generali Global Assistance (GGA) released its “Revival of the Great American Road Trip” white paper, which looks at how the pandemic is creating a resurgence that may bring road trips back to the level of popularity they

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

New Biomethane Station Opens Near the Largest Port in the Nordics

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum has opened a LNG and bio-LNG station in Tuve, Gothenburg, located at a major heavy transport hub near the Volvo truck plant and close to the Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in the Nordics. Developed in cooperation with truck manufacturer Volvo, the new facility further enables the

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Gadkari Asks Automakers to Build Flex-Engines to Promote Alternative Fuel

(Business Standard)  Alternative fuel like ethanol, methanol, bio diesel, electric and bio CNG besides LNG were the fuel for future and should be promoted, he said and added a roadmap was being readied for fuel policy — Promising all support to the automobile industry, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday encouraged automakers to

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

50,000th Nairobi Household Switched on by IoT & KOKO Fuel

by Sid Chudasama (CIO East Africa)  The solution provides a safer, more eco-friendly alternative to domestic cooking, without the need for firewood or charcoal.  — KOKO fuel from KOKO Networks Limited is one of the only, and most prominent, agrofuel in the country. Made from liquid bioethanol, a combination of highly

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

CBBD Establishes a Cooperation with HCH to Offer an International Platform to Its Best Practices.

(Circular Biobased Delta) Maybe known, CBBD is a partnership of three Dutch provinces, companies and knowledge institutions within the southwestern Delta region. It aims to stimulate the use of more biobased/renewable raw materials in the transition to a sustainable, circular, biobased and green economy. The Circular Biobased Delta is a frontrunning

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

ESG Investing and the Bioeconomy – Part 2: Understanding ESG Investing Frameworks, Reporting, Stakeholders

by Cynthia Thyfault and Gerard J. Ostheimer (Global Biofuture Solutions/Biofuels Digest) ESG reporting seeks to create a standard way for a range of investors to understand a company’s (or a fund’s or an asset’s) financial and non-financial impacts, as well as the strategy, approach, and performance of the company as it seeks

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Massive Refiners Are Turning into Biofuel Plants in the West

by Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg) The latest sign of a worldwide energy transition: Massive oil refineries across the western U.S. are being converted into biofuel plants. Phillips 66 on Wednesday became the latest in a string of U.S. refiners to say it’s converting an oil refinery in California into a biofuel plant as

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Proactively Leveraging Ethanol’s Low-Carbon Value

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Merely playing defense on the RFS does not constitute a plan to expand ethanol demand. We need to go on offense because it is a matter of when, not if, Congress takes up climate legislation that will impact the transportation fuel

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Council Discusses How to Boost Demand for U.S. Ethanol in Asia

(U.S. Grains Council) A boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19 is no shocker, but the related jump in U.S. ethanol imports to the country to meet that need may be more surprising. Even more importantly, this uptick in demand is opening doors for

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

From Americas to EU, Asia, Africa, Who’s Got What?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuel Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, biobased mandates around the world. Where are the markets you can count on, how much can you count on? 65 countries in all, We’ll be focusing especially on new information out of Argentina, Brazil, Britain after Brexit, Canada, the European Union, China, India, Indonesia,

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels Could Soon Take Flight

by Kathiann M. Kowalski (Energy News Network) The Midwest is ready for takeoff as a leader in cleaner aviation, thanks to researchers in Ohio and elsewhere and a cleantech startup in Illinois.  —  Just as Ohioans pioneered aircraft flight more than a century ago, researchers there and elsewhere in the Midwest are

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Argentine Biodiesel Production Fell to One of the Lowest Levels in the Last 10 Years

by Gabriela Origlia (La Nacion (Google Translation)) The idle capacity of the biodiesel industry is around 60% , the production is the lowest in the last ten years. Meanwhile, in the case of bioethanol, the drop in demand reaches 30% . The panorama was defined as “complex” by Claudio Molina

September 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Lignocellulosic Platform Goes Beyond Biofuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Chemicals, catalysis, additives – At ABLC Digital this July, Clariant shared how they are working on advancing biofuels globally and details on their sunliquid technology to decarbonize transportation. A fully integrated and carbon negative process, sunliquid is a platform for sustainable biobased products too like cosmetics,

September 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Bloom Biorenewables Receives Investment for Alternative Fuel Pilot

(Biofuels International)  Swiss firm Bloom Biorenewables has received a major investment to complete its biomass fractionation pilot project, which will produce alternative fuel.  Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s investment brings Bloom’s seed funding round to a total of €2.9 million. Bloom and Yokogawa, a global automation and industrial production processes firm, also

September 5, 2020 Read Full Article

EPA Calls for Nominations for 2021 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards DEADLINE: December 4, 2020

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. These prestigious awards recognize innovation by American businesses and researchers that redesign chemical products and processes to reduce or eliminate the use and manufacture of hazardous substances. “As we

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Report Addresses Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Biofuel Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ethanol and biodiesel producers in Canada. According to the report, a biodiesel plant in Quebec idled in April. The nation’s remaining biofuel

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Global Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuel Market 2020 by Future Developments, Upcoming Trends, Growth Drivers and Challenges 2020 to 2025

(Futures TradingCharts.com) Prepared in collaboration with the leading industry experts, the report titled Global Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuel Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 delivers analytical analysis on industry size, regional growth, and revenue forecasts for the anticipated years. The report explains a complete market scope and growth rate

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Farmers Business Network to Spin Out New Venture to Track Carbon Footprints of Crops And Help Farmers Make More for Low-Carbon Ones

by Amy Feldman (Forbes) Agtech unicorn Farmers Business Network is spinning out a new sustainable farming company, called GRO Network, that will track and score the carbon footprint of specific crops down to the bushel and allow farmers to make more for their crops that have lower carbon footprints. In a

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

ePURE: EU Ethanol Production Helps Achieve Green Deal Goals

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine) European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.6 billion liters (1.48 billion gallons) of ethanol and 5.33 million metric tons of co-products in 2019, according to new audited data released on Sept. 1 by the industry group. The new figures confirm the importance of European renewable ethanol biorefineries to achieving

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

USGC Examines Opportunities for Ethanol Expansion in Asia

(Feed & Grain News)  Boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea is related to jump in U.S. ethanol imports to the country — A boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19 is no shocker, but the related jump in U.S. ethanol imports

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Enhanced Biodiesel Programme, New Markets Help Boost Palm Price, Says Deputy Minister

(Malay Mail/Bernama)  The biodiesel improvement programme and initiatives in the country as well as opening of new markets have contributed to the increase in palm oil price currently, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Willie Mongin. … “We are optimistic and confident of at least maintaining the price at

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Velocys

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … Velocys is delivering the next generation of sustainable fuels to decarbonize aviation. We were founded from spinouts of Oxford University in the UK and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA, developing a proprietary technology which enables the production of sustainable transport fuels

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Shell & Air Liquide Facilitate Access of Trucks to Biomethane Refueling

(Air Liquide/NGV Journal) Air Liquide and Shell have signed an agreement giving heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card access to Air Liquide’s network of multi-energy stations in France. This means they will be able to refuel in particular with biomethane. Thanks to this agreement, trucks with the Shell card crossing France

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Basketball-Dedicated Bus Travels the U.S. on Renewable Natural Gas

(American Natural Gas/NGV Journal) August kicked off the Hoop Bus Coast to Coast campaign. The bus traveling across the country from Venice, California to Venice, Florida and up next Washington, DC! Stopping in several cities and communities along their journey the team focuses on basketball, rebuilding courts, hosting training camps,

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Are All Renewable Aviation Fuels Equally Sustainable?

by Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos (Renewable Energy Group Europe/European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association /EurActiv)  A recent European Commission inception impact assessment on “ReFuelEU Aviation” presents ideas about a future EU law to promote renewable aviation fuels, labelled as “Sustainable” Aviation Fuels (SAF). These offer a legitimate way to reduce GHG emissions and deserve

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Uncertainty for Back to School Abounds, but School Buses Are Ready

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Today’s diesel school bus engines are significantly cleaner than engines built in 1988. In use since 2010, new-generation advanced technology diesel engines are equipped with the most advanced emissions control technology available: diesel particulate filters and selective catalytic reduction systems. These technologies capture nearly all fine particles

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Finnish City to Welcome Biogas-Fuelled Buses

(Bioenergy Insight)  Six new biogas-fuelled buses will be introduced in the city of Hämeenlinna, Finland at the end of August. The buses, which belong to Vekka Group and were developed in collaboration with Gasum, will reduce public transport emissions in the city by almost 500 tonnes, supporting its objective to

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil Drops Zero-Tariff Ethanol Import Quota Enjoyed by U.S. Producers

by Rodrigo Viga Gaier  (Reuters) Brazil allowed a non-tariff quota for ethanol imports to expire on Monday, which will result in U.S. producers having to pay a 20% tariff unless the Brazilian government takes new action. “The expiry date was today and nothing was decided, but that does not stop the

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Increasing Bio-LNG Refueling Infrastructure in Belgium

(NGV Journal/Rolande) Rolande has opened its first LNG station in Belgium together with partner G&V Energy Group, joining forces to be able to create a covering LNG network in this country. The years of experience of Rolande and the strategical network of G&V combined, made it possible to move forward fast.

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Fueling the Sustainable Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 2019 was a banner year for RSB that saw growing recognition of RSB’s leadership in the circular and bio-based economy, as well as engagement of new sectors and overall expansion of their global footprint. Check out their just released annual report that dives into their exciting

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuel Records Growing Demand in Rural Areas of DK

by Deepthi Sanjiv  (Times of India)  There is a growing demand for renewable automotive fuel in Puttur and Bantwal taluks of Dakshina Kannada district. Recently, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari called for switching to bio-fuels, CNG, and electricity as a transportation fuel not only to save

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil Should Not Renew Ethanol Quota and Will Negotiate with US, Says Source

(BOL/Reuters (Google translation))  Brazil is unlikely to renew the tariff-free quota for ethanol imports that expires today, and as a result, purchases from outside Mercosur should start paying a 20% tax, a government source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. With the end of the quota, which would mainly

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Cummins-Powered 1949 Ford Truck Is Now the Fastest Diesel Vehicle Up Pikes Peak

by Caleb Jacobs (The Drive) Ole Smokey F1 conquered the course’s 156 turns with precision and, oh yeah, tons of power.  — …  (Scott) Birdsall drove the 6.7-liter Cummins-powered Ford to a final time of 11:24.065, according to the PPIHC’s official leaderboard. That mark bests the previous record, set by Uwe

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Haldor Topsoe Joins Ambitious Sustainable Fuel Project in Denmark

by Svend Ravn  (Haldor Topsoe)  – The project aims to develop a ground-breaking hydrogen and sustainable fuel facility based on electrolysis in the Greater Copenhagen Area.  -The project is expected to be executed by 2030 in three stages, achieving the capacity of 10 megawatts (MW) in 2023, 250 MW in 2027,

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Follow the Rainbow! The Digest Interview: Dr. Chaudhari at Praj Industries on 2020 and What the Future Holds

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The recent launch of Praj’s Bio-Prism platform comprises of renewable chemicals and materials (RCM) solutions and promises sustainability while reimagining nature. We are witnessing strong interest from various stakeholders and some of the initial discussions have steadily progresses into serious conversations about potential

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Work on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Continues Unabated

(National Business Aviation Association)  Despite the pandemic, technologies continue to advance and more OEMs and operators are embracing sustainable aviation fuel.  — Even though COVID-19 has slowed or halted many business initiatives, efforts to promote the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) have continued throughout the pandemic, demonstrating the

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

RNG’s Growing Role in Decarbonization Strategies

by Sam Lehr, David Cox and Mike Alaimo (RNG Coalition/Biomass Magazine) Renewable natural gas (RNG) has become an increasingly important part America’s push toward clean energy sources and technology.  —  … Renewable natural gas (RNG) has become an increasingly important part of this future as a proven way to reduce

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest Published Library of Recorded Presentations on Multitude of Bioeconomy Topics

(Biofuels Digest)  Recorded presentations for your on-demand review and enjoyment. Just Pick and Click! On BioChannelTV RENEWABLE DIESEL & DME Saola Energy – Adam Belyamani Axens- David Schwalje Oberon – Rebecca Boudreaux Honeywell UOP-Dan Szeezil NextChem-Valerio Coppini Velocys – Jeff McDaniel   ENGINE TECH What if everything with a diesel

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Narrower Access Into Brazil

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On top of the slowdown, the world’s No. 2 ethanol nation is holding strong on policies that check robust U.S. imports. In addition to its tariff rate quota, tough feedstock traceability requirements place another roadblock in front of U.S. ethanol. … Leticia Phillips, North

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Can Iowa Farmers Survive without Ethanol? Can Trump Survive without Iowa Farmers?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register/Ames Tribune)  … “I’ve sat in front of the president, and he does look you in the eye, and he does listen to you,” (Bill) Couser said, adding, “It just makes you wonder what happens after that.” He holds out hope Trump will heed the requests

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Greenfield Says U.S. Military Should Use More Biofuels

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Theresa Greenfield, the Iowa Democratic Party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate, says federal policy should expand the use of biofuels in boats and planes. “Ask the Department of Defense to use biofuels as part of a reduction of their carbon footprint, too,” Greenfield says. “…There’s

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Rep. Marshall Works to Boost Ethanol Exports

by Sarah Motter (WIBW) Congressman Roger Marshall says Kansas is home to 10 biofuel facilities providing high-quality jobs for plant workers in rural communities throughout the state, along with thousands of bushels of soybeans and milo each year. He says overall, the biofuels industry is responsible for about $4 billion in

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Transport Fuel Association: Green Fuel Firms Launch New Trade Body

(Business Green) RTFA aims to drive uptake of low-carbon fuels such as bioethanol, biomethane, biodiesel and biopropene  —  Twelve companies have joined together to form the Renewable Transport Fuel Association (RTFA), a new trade body launched this week for producers and suppliers of greener transport fuels. The founders include all the UK’s

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

With Colombia and Argentina as a Base, Experts Highlight Potential of Biodiesel in Latin America and the Caribbean

(Clarin (Google translation)) Jens Mesa Dishington, executive president of Fedepalma and Luis María Zubizarreta, president of Acsoja and Carbio, called for the promotion of biodiesel production in the region.  — In a forum organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Jens Mesa Dishington, executive president of FEDEPALMA

August 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Milk Tanker Drivers Learning to Save on Fuel and Reduce Emissions

(Stuff) … But in a statement, Fonterra’s National Transport and Logistics General Manager Barry McColl said using biodiesel had become “uneconomic”. Z Energy stopped production at its Manukau plant in March, after a sharp rise in global prices for tallow, the fat waste product from meatworks used to make biodiesel. Then,

August 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Corn, Camelina, Canola: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We reported breaking news from Yield10 Bioscience’s latest development with their genome-edited canola plant lines here and today we have their latest investor presentation highlighting how this agricultural bioscience company is developing innovations to improve crop yields for a variety of feedstocks. From this year’s accomplishments

August 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Members of Congress Press Lighthizer on Brazilian Ethanol Trade

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A group of federal lawmakers is asking United States’ lead trade representative to push Brazil to either eliminate its ethanol-import tariffs or face retaliation, in a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday. Time is running out on Brazil’s current ethanol tariff

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Deadline for Oman Biodiesel Project Extended DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

(Trade Arabia) Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be’ah), a leader in solid waste management, said that the deadline for the submission project proposals to convert used-cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel has been extended to August 31. Offers, originally due by August 16, may now be handed in by August 31, 2020,

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Innovative CO2 Recycling for Liquid Detergent and Cleaning Products

(Mibelle Group)  The Mibelle Group uses novel technology to obtain alcohol from CO2.  — The Mibelle Group has recently started to use alcohol (ethanol) obtained directly from exhaust gases, which would otherwise pollute the environment and damage the climate, in its liquid detergents and cleaning products. With this innovative CO2 recycling technology,

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Better Business with Biology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes’ Enzymes and Microbes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novozymes has a solid first-half of 2020, as demonstrated in this just released roadshow presentation highlighting their 4% organic sales growth, esp. due to their household care, food & beverages and agriculture & feed sectors. They also reinstated their 2020 outlook. Get a look at their

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Historic $900 Million Offtake Deal with Trafigura Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Colorado, Gevo entered into a long term, take or pay Renewable Hydrocarbons Purchase and Sale Agreement with Trafigura Group, the largest contract in Gevo’s history. Trafigura is one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies with over $171B and over $54B in revenue and

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Bank of America Says Oil Prices Are Set to Recover: Analysts Predict $60 a Barrel by the First Half of 2021

(National Association of Convenience Stores) After plummeting this spring during the pandemic, oil prices are set to recover by the first half of next year, according to a recent Bank of America report. The impact of the market collapse on the nation’s energy industry will endure for years to come, as Business

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Lowering Carbon Emissions Using Sustainable Diesel Alternative

(Farmers Guide/Farm Ads) Fuel & Lubricant distributor, New Era Fuels Ltd., has teamed up with Green Biofuels to provide Green D+ (an enhanced form of HVO – hydrotreated vegetable oil), a low emission fossil-free diesel alternative, so that New Era’s infrastructure and construction customers can significantly and instantly lower their

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Austrocel to Kick off Bioethanol Production at the End of Year

(EUWID Pulp and Paper News) Dissolving pulp producer Austrocel has a multi-year bioethanol supply agreement with Austria’s oil and gas company OMV. — Austria’s dissolving pulp producer Austrocel is making progress with the construction of the 30 million litres production facility for bioethanol at the pulp mill in Hallein. According to

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste and Air bp to Offer Increased Volume of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Europe

(Neste) Air bp and Neste agree to offer a five-fold increase in volume of sustainable aviation fuel.  Deliveries due to start in the coming weeks.  —  Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials and Air bp, the international

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Republic Services, Aria Energy and bp Partner on RNG Project

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Republic Services, a company that specializes in recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal, and energy partners Aria Energy and bp have partnered on a landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project at the Tennessee-based South Shelby Landfill. The project directly supports Republic’s commitment to send 50% more landfill gas

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Celebrating National Aviation Day … and Commenting on How Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Is Tied to Future Sustainability, and Success, of the Enterprise

by Steve Csonka (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative)  Today is National Aviation Day in the U.S., a recognition instituted by FDR in 1939, honoring the birthday of Orville Wright, but also creating awareness of, and celebrating the progress and vision associated with, the aviation industry. Today, that industry has become

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

What is the Buzz of BIO Contest? DEADLINE August 26, 2020

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  The Buzz of BIO contest provides an excellent opportunity for companies looking to make the connections needed to take their product to the next phase. Five companies will be nominated in each of the three categories: Food and Farm Innovation, Sustainable Fuels, and Biobased Manufacturing.  Please note that

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Coalition Releases New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guide as Industry Moves to Accelerate Use of Lower-Carbon Alternative

(Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel)  The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) today released a new informational guide detailing how industry leaders can incorporate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

US Fuel-Makers Could Face ‘Irreparable’ Damage from Demand Collapse and the Move to Green Policy

by Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner)  … “Thankfully, I am not invested in refineries,” said Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis at IHS Markit and founder of Oil Price Information Service. “They are having a pretty miserable year. They don’t have a marquee hydrocarbon making a reasonable return right now.”

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

In Iowa, Trump Promises to Personally Get Involved in Corn Farmers’ Dispute with EPA

by Abby Smith (Washington Examiner) Iowa corn farmers could get a boost in a long-running dispute with oil refiners as President Trump pledged to talk to Environmental Protection Agency officials overseeing biofuels requirements on their behalf. Trump said Tuesday during a visit to Iowa that he’ll personally weigh in with EPA

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Gevo and Praj to Commercialize Sustainable Aviation Fuel in India

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) and Praj Industries Ltd. have announced that they have signed a binding, definitive Master Framework Agreement (MFA) to collaborate on providing renewable, low carbon, low particulate, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable premium gasoline in India and neighboring countries. This follows an earlier announcement in April

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Set for Expansion Following Latest Funding Round

(Nova Pangaea) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK company which sustainably converts biomass into valuable feedstocks for biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers, has raised a further £900,000 from investors following successful trials of its technology. The latest funding has come from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Lummus Technology Announces Successful Start-up of CDTaee® Bio-ethers Unit

(Lummus Technology/PR Newswire) – CDTaee part of Lummus’ clean fuels technology portfolio in the production of bio-ethers. – Technology helps Hellenic Petroleum meet biofuels requirement in Greece. – Process is part of Lummus’ etherification technology portfolio, where the company has a leading position.  Lummus Technology today announced the successful start-up of its CDTaee unit

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Clariant Forges Strategic Partnership with Chemtex in China for Its Sunliquid® Technology

(Clariant)  Strategic partnership formed with Chemtex Global Corporation for second-generation (2G) biofuels projects in China; Clariant and Chemtex will collaborate to market and sell sunliquid® technology licenses, services and supplies for advanced biofuel plants in China; 2G biofuels will contribute to China’s environmental advancement and offer support to fulfill the

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

17 Projects with 4 Billion Gallons, 9 Fast Emerging Players: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Green Rush

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At DigestConnect this past Thursday, we talked about the latest the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, how the LCFS relates to the Renewable Fuel Standard and energy values, we compared the value stack for 5 popular transport molecules – gasoline, diesel, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, and renewable

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Spotlight: Ethanol Plants Part of the Solution for Forthcoming Renewable Diesel Feedstock Problem

by Corey Lavinsky (S&P Global Platts) Distillers corn oil (DCO) is a co-product of corn ethanol production and can be used as renewable diesel feedstock; Greater demand, higher prices seen for DCO from upcoming surge in renewable diesel capacity; RD made from DCO has a favorable Carbon Intensity score under California’s Low Carbon

August 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Anheuser-Busch Transitioning Dedicated Fleet to Renewable Natural Gas as Part of Ongoing Leadership in Sustainable Logistics

(Anheuser Busch)  Working alongside key suppliers, the country’s largest brewer is transitioning more than 180 trucks in its Houston and St. Louis fleets to renewable natural gas to help reduce its carbon footprint. —  As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable logistics and reducing carbon emissions, Anheuser-Busch announced today that

August 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Centre Sets Target of 362 Crore Litres of Ethanol for Sugar Mills in 2020-21

by Nanda Kasabe (MSN/Financial Express) The ministry of consumer affairs, food & public distribution has directed all sugar-producing states to ensure that 85% of the installed ethanol production capacity is used by the mills, as there are still huge sugarcane price arrears despite the government extending large scale fiscal assistance to

August 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Showcase Bioeconomy: Research Wants to Combine Species Protection and Palm Oil Production

(University of Hohenheim)  In Sumatra, smallholders in particular have a key function, according to a study on the conversion of rainforests into monocultures and their effects — Oil palm plantations as far as the eye can see. In addition to a dramatic decline in many animal and plant species, such plantations often lead

August 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Terravesta Launches New Video Touting Miscanthus as Biofuel Feedstock

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In the United Kingdom, Terravesta launched a new animation video to spread the word about building a bio-based future with Terravesta Performance Hybrids, and miscanthus grown from seed rather than the usual rhizomes, allowing it to be upscaled 200 times faster. Terravesta is reducing the world’s

August 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Earnings Season – 5 Companies Remain Strong in Wild 2020

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) 2020 is a doozy for many biofuel and bioeconomy companies but here are 5 companies – several that were voted for The Digest’s Hot 50 companies – that are taking 2020 by the reins and succeeding through all the challenges thrown their way. In today’s

August 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil to Reduce Mandatory Biodiesel Blend to 10% from 12%: Minister

by Ligia Andrioli Nicolle and Monteiro de Castro (S&P Global Platts)  Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque announced Aug. 13 a temporary reduction in the mandatory biodiesel blending level to 10% from the current 12%. The reduction will be effective for volumes negotiated in the 75th biodiesel auction,

August 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production Profits during the COVID Pandemic

by Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily)  …  Some have estimated in the losses in the billions (Neely, 2020b), but this has been disputed by others (Glauber, 2020).  The purpose of this article is to estimate the production profits of ethanol plants before and after the COVID-19 lockdowns that began in March of

August 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Transport Firm HRX Group to Replace Fossil Diesel with Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ for Its Deliveries in Finland

(HRX Group/Europa Wire) Finnish oil refining and marketing company Neste Oyj (HEL: NESTE) has announced its Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ will be in use by HRX Group, a transport company specialized in express deliveries active in 6 countries across the Scandinavia and the Baltic region, for all of its deliveries in Finland, and subject

August 14, 2020 Read Full Article

JetBlue Is the First U.S. Airline to Commit to and Achieve Carbon Neutrality for All Domestic Flying

(JetBlue) — Preparing for a New Climate Reality, JetBlue Begins Offsetting Emissions for All Domestic Flights and Investing in Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Significantly Reducing its Contribution to the Climate Crisis; —  Recognizing the Critical Role Renewable Fuel Options Will Play in the Aviation Industry’s Transition to Lower-Carbon Operations, JetBlue Starts

August 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste to Supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Three Major U.S. Airlines

(Neste) Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The low-carbon and high-quality fuel will contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their

August 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Offtake Agreements & Government, Airline Commitments: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to CAAFI & SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC Digital in July, Chris Tindal,Assistant Director of Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), shared this illuminating slide guide focusing on the market opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels, the latest SAF offtake agreements like World Energy, Paramount, United Airlines, Finnair, SkyNRG, KLM, Fulcrum Bioenergy,

August 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Phillips 66 to Build World’s Largest Renewable Diesel, Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 800 million gallon monster slated for 2024 opening as P66 says it will convert Rodeo Refinery to renewables   — Phillips 66 will reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce 680 million gallons annually of renewable diesel, renewable gasoline, and sustainable jet fuel. Combined

August 13, 2020 Read Full Article

GNA Releases Report Examining Sustainable Vehicle Fleets

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Clean technology consulting firm and producers of the annual Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) has authored and launched the first comprehensive, technology-neutral industry report that examines the current state of prevalent sustainable vehicle platforms for medium- and heavy-duty fleets and identifies the trends shaping the

August 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Anheuser-Busch Fleet Makes Heavy Shift to RNG

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Anheuser-Busch says it will soon be deploying over 180 new trucks equipped with Agility Fuel Solutions‘ ProCab 175 natural gas systems, running the vehicles primarily on renewable natural gas. The fleet will obtain its RNG from U.S. Gain and American Natural Gas. In 2014 and 2015, Anheuser-Busch converted 160 diesel-fueled trucks

August 13, 2020 Read Full Article

CAAFI Webinar Series: The State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) The State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by Steve Csonka (CAAFI) Slide deck available here. Webinar recording available here.     

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Biogas Offtake Opportunities for Digesters

(BioCycle Magazine) On July 29, 2020, NW Natural, the largest natural gas utility in Oregon, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for renewable natural gas (RNG) procurement. The RFP follows the adoption of final rules for 2019’s Oregon Senate Bill 98, which established a pathway for natural gas utilities in Oregon to procure

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

China’s Ethanol Demand Evaporates on COVID-19

(Agri-Pulse Daybreak) China is one of the biggest potential markets for U.S. ethanol, but the country has – at least for now – given up on the idea of increasing its usage of the fuel to reduce air pollution. Chinese ethanol consumption is expected to drop to just 796 million gallons

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA Supports White House Consideration of Reciprocal Tariffs on Imports of Brazilian Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today expressed its support for President Trump’s announcement Monday that his administration is considering reciprocal tariffs on fuel ethanol imports from Brazil. The country’s existing tariff rate quota (TRQ) is set to expire at the end of August, and some Brazilian industry and government

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Grangemouth Biofuel Plant Gets Green Light after Altering Design Plans

by James Trimble (Falkirk Herald)  A form of biofuel produced from Scotch Whisky will now be created in Grangemouth after Falkirk Council granted planning permission for a new facility – for the second time. —  Celtic Renewables actually secured consent for its biofuel demonstration plant in Earlsgate Park on a

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Exxon Inks 525 Million Gallon, 5-Year Renewable Diesel Offtake Deal with Global Clean Energy Holdings

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase 105 million gallons of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery starting in 2022. The strike price was not disclosed. The news that the Bakersfield refinery would

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Congratulations to the 50 Leading Fleets

by Thi Dao (Government Fleet) The Leading Fleets program recognizes public sector fleet organizations for their leadership, efficiency, ability to overcome challenges, and vision for the future. The award is sponsored by Ford. Applicants are judged on their organizations’ leadership within their operation, with customers, within the local community, and within

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article
    2020 California Air Quality Awards   —   September 2, 15 and 17, 2020   —   ONLINE

2020 California Air Quality Awards — September 2, 15 and 17, 2020 — ONLINE

Join us for the 2020 California Air Quality Awards Honoring: LEADERSHIP IN GOVERNMENT AWARD The Honorable Connie M. Leyva 20TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT Senator Connie M. Leyva has been a strong environmental advocate in the California State Legislature since she was elected to the State Senate in 2014. The cities and

August 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Fuels that Work: Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel and Biodiesel Power the U.S. Economy

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Unlike gasoline, diesel fuel and the vehicles and equipment it powers is the platform of work. About one out of every two sectors of the economy rely on diesel. Diesel engines, old and new, are capable of operating on high quality advanced biofuels including biodiesel and renewable

August 11, 2020 Read Full Article

August 10 Is International Biodiesel Day

(News.am) International Biodiesel Day is marked every year on August 10. The unofficial day of this environmentally friendly fuel was established to commemorate its first use, when on August 10, 1893, an engine powered by peanut oil-based fuel was switched on. International Biodiesel Day aims to spread information about the benefits of

August 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Indonesia Picks Up Allies In WTO Palm Fight

(Palm Oil Monitor)  Indonesia has picked up a number of allies in its battle with the EU over the bloc’s ban of palm oil in its renewable energy scheme. An additional 18 countries have reserved their rights to participate in the proceedings as third parties. These include palm producers Malaysia, Thailand, Guatemala,

August 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Tomorrow Arriving Today: 5 Technology Platforms to Watch for the 2020s that Are Materially Advancing Now, Despite COVID-19

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … New research shows sustainability has moved from a fringe preference into a core imperative across American life. According to a new survey from clean manufacturing leader Genomatica, 56% of Americans want brands and government to prioritize sustainability even amid health and economic turmoil, and 85%of Americans

August 11, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA Promoting Ethanol at 80th Sturgis Rally

(AgNewsWire) The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets underway in South Dakota this weekend, and the Renewable Fuels Association will be setting up once again at the legendary Buffalo Chip Campground to spread the good news about ethanol and motorcycles. “We know things will look a little different at Sturgis this year, thanks to COVID,

August 8, 2020 Read Full Article

CO2 Usage in an Old Application, with a New Twist in an Ever-Growing Spiked Beverage Market

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest) New markets are opening, and competition is heating up over carbonating more than the traditional Coca – Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper – Snapple, and many private labels of purely soft drinks. The rise, and rapid growth of hard seltzers is impressive. The merchant

August 7, 2020 Read Full Article
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