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Southern Hemisphere Spring Meetings in Brazil: Sugar, Ethanol, Biogas and Biodiesel—Whew!

by Cácia Pimentel* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Brazilian Biofuels Market players have been busy in the past days, with various seminars and forums organized to discuss the economic and technological development of the sector. Brazil is well known for its clean energy matrix, mostly coming from hydroelectric dams and the well-established

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 2019 U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awardees

(C3E Awards) Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will recognize nine accomplished women for their achievements and leadership in clean energy as part of the U.S Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. The winners of the 2019 U.S. C3E awards, which will take place at the Eighth Annual U.S. C3E Women

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Oil Heat Institute Is Now Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island

(Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island)  Association rebrands to better reflect industry’s evolving heating fuels market  — The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island (OHIRI) has changed its name to the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island (EMARI). The trade group’s board of directors voted in favor of the name change

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Neste’s IMO 2020 Low-Sulfur Marine Fuel Available in Germany

(Neste Corp./Biodiesel Magazine) Neste and the German BMT Bunker und Mineralöltransport GmbH have signed a partner agreement concerning distribution and sales of Neste Marine 0.5. This new marine fuel, containing maximum 0.5 percent sulfur, has been available in Bremerhaven, Germany, since the beginning of November.   BMT is a bunkering services company with

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Plans for £150m UK Bio-Resources-to-Fuel Facility Approved

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s first commercial-scale Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (BioSNG) plant have been approved by the council. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning committee gave the green light to the £150 million (€174.2 million) project at Peel Environmental’s Protos site in Ellesmere Port, which will generate renewable

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ECB Group Hires UBS, Barclays as Financial Advisors for Large HVO Plant

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) Brazil’s ECB Group said on Monday it has hired banks UBS and Barclays to act as financial advisors for the funding of Latin America’s first large-scale plant to produce renewable fuels HVO and SPK. ECB plans to start construction of the plant in Paraguay, near the capital

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Never Knowingly Undersoiled – John Lewis Trucks to Run on Cow Manure

by Jillian Ambrose (The Guardian)  Retailer’s fleets will use carbon neutral renewable biomethane  — Hundreds of John Lewis delivery trucks will begin running on cow power from 2021 as the retailer weans its fleet off polluting diesel fuel and switches to carbon-neutral cow manure. The retailer will begin using renewable biomethane

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UNIDO Rolls out 500,000 Clean Cook Stoves in Dar es Salaam

(United Nations Industrial Development Organization) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cook stoves to households in various wards of Dar es Salaam. Speaking on behalf of the District Commissioner for Ilala, the District Administrative Secretary expressed appreciation for the joint efforts

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Nominations Open for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Out of thousands of eligible organizations, who will make the Hot 50– who will get your vote?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2020. Nominate companies here. Voting Rules Voting will be open to

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Entrepreneur Aims to ‘Revolutionize the Range’ with Pelleted Feed

by Candace Krebs (Ag Journal)  … The company he (Dusty Turner) founded, MasterHand Milling, makes an extruded pellet from dried distillers grains, commonly referred to as DDGs. Distillers grains are a byproduct of ethanol production, the process by which corn is turned into liquid fuel. One-third of the original grain is

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Senate Democrats Assail Trump’s $16B Bailout for Farmers

by Steve Karnowski (Associated Press) President Donald Trump’s $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South at the expense of the North and wealthy producers over smaller farms, Democratic senators concluded in a report released Tuesday. The report, one of the

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Chinese Demand Heats up Brazil’s Ethanol Industry

by Sarita Reed and Vincius Fontana  (Future Fuel Strategies/China Dialogue) There are 332 million cars on the road in China, more than anywhere in the world. Most run on pure petrol, but from next year Chinese fuel companies will add 10% ethanol, a move that could have far reaching implications for the

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UK Leading Consumer Delivery Specialist Adds 42 NGVs to Green Fleet

(CNG Fuels/NGV Journal)  A total of 42 Iveco Stralis CNG tractor units will be added to the operation over the coming weeks, taking the total to 72 across the Hermes’ fleet. Once introduced, the new vehicles will account for more than 40% of the company’ first mile delivery fleet. These have

November 12, 2019 Read Full Article

France’s Avril to Drop Palm Oil May Sell Sites in Biodiesel Revamp

by Gus Trompiz (Reuters/Successful Farmer) French oilseed group Avril may sell two processing factories and plans to stop using imported palm oil as it attempts to turn around its loss-making biodiesel division. The group’s Saipol unit, which produces vegetable oil and biodiesel fuel, has been hurt by competition from cheaper imported biofuel

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Qantas Group to Slash Carbon Emissions

(Qantas Group)  The Qantas Group will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry.  With actions starting from today, the national carrier will: Immediately double the number of flights being offset Cap net emissions from 2020 onwards Invest

November 12, 2019 Read Full Article

SHV Energy Joins KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme

(KLM)  Delft University of Technology extends its participation for two-year period  —  SHV Energy has joined the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme (KCBP). In so doing, SHV Energy will reduce its headquarters’ CO2 emissions by 50%. Additionally, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has extended its participation in KCBP for

November 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Man with the Plan – Millions Projected for New Projects: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis’ Multi-Million $ Dairy Biogas and Wood Waste Plants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Aemetis is known for their advanced renewable fuels by many,like their California ethanol plant and India biodiesel plant, but what you may now know is that they are building a $56 million dairy biogas digesters, pipeline and cleanup system and a $200 million cellulosic ethanol plant

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Air BP Promotes Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Industry Event, Expands Offering to Swedish Airport

(Biofuels International) Aviation fuel provider Air BP has highlighted the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the recent NBAA-BACE industry event in Las Vegas, US. The company highlighted how solid waste from homes and businesses, including packaging, paper, textiles and food scraps that would otherwise go to landfill or

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Canola at the Pumps? Farmers Want Alberta to Increase Biofuel Requirements

by Amanda Stephenson (Calgary Herald) Alberta’s canola farmers are lobbying the province to mandate the use of more biofuels, a move they say would help the environment and boost the domestic market for their crop. Alberta oil usually comes from underground, but canola farmers say we could be putting a

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Entries Now Open for 2020 National Recycling Awards DEADLINE: February 14, 2020

(MRW) For over two decades, MRW’s National Recycling Awards has been on a mission to find, recognise and celebrate those making a difference in the recycling and waste management industry. The MRW National Recycling Awards are the most prestigious awards in the recycling and resource management sector, with winning projects

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Xebec and Asja Announce a Construction Milestone on Genoa Landfill Site

(Xebec)  Italy’s First Landfill Gas Upgrading to RNG Plant  —  Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) (“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions today announced that renewable energy project developer and operator Asja Ambiente Italia SpA is in the final construction phase of its 11.2 MW landfill gas (LFG) to

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Canada’s Biofuel Policy Could Help U.S. Biodiesel Producers

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, the government is working on a biofuel policy, the Clean Fuel Standard, similar to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, to reduce GHG emissions by 11% in Canada by 2030 that can help U.S. biodiesel producers find buyers for their biodiesel as they face

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Some States Looking to End Prohibition of E15

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Following the first summer driving season during which the sale of E15 was allowed, there are still areas of the country where it’s not an option for consumers. But, Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs for Growth Energy, believes it’s only a matter of

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Simplify Your Fuel Decision with Biodiesel

by Steve Klein (ACT News/Renewable Energy Group) With so many fuel options available these days, it can be hard to know which is right for your fleet. As a fleet owner or manager, you’re undoubtedly keeping emissions, performance, and ease of use in mind when deciding. Those factors are exactly why

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

How Big Ethanol Plans Will Rock Global Corn and Sugar Markets

(Gro Intelligence) … Today, a record amount of ethanol is produced globally, and expectations are for further growth as three of the world’s largest ethanol producing countries move ahead with expansion plans. US proposals, which are aimed at shoring up demand for corn, could break a longstanding barrier that has capped ethanol

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Japanese Airline ANA Reduces Plastics Use, Implements Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Biofuels International)  Japan-based airline ANA Holdings has announced a number of new commitments to reduce its environmental impact, including the reduction of single-use plastics and the implementation of sustainable aviation fuel on its flights. … Earlier this year, ANA adopted the Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) emission mitigation approach for the

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Pacific Biodiesel Makes First Fuel Delivery to Power Plant in Hawaii

(Biofuels International)  Pacific Biodiesel Technologies has made the first delivery of biodiesel to the Hamakua Energy power generation facility in Hawaii, US, as part of a supply contract signed in October. Under the agreement, Pacific Biodiesel, which owns and operates the biodiesel refinery in Hawaii, will supply biodiesel for the

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Growth Energy Official Speaks at World Energy and Biofuels Event

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) At the World Ethanol and Biofuels Event in Brussels, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis took the stage to share his insight into the global markets landscape and provide an update on steps the United States has been taking to embrace and promote higher ethanol blends.

November 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Increased Global Biodiesel Production to Lengthen Glycerine Markets in 2020

by Lucas Hall (ICIS)  An increase in global biodiesel production is likely to further lengthen the world’s glycerine supply glut in 2020 as higher biodiesel mandates increase the supply of crude glycerine by-product. … One factor market participants are watching is the growth of renewable diesel production around the globe. Renewable

November 7, 2019 Read Full Article

St1 and beyond: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrogen for Renewable Diesel and Other Bio-Based Applications

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week, we reported that St1 has awarded ÅF Pöyry with engineering assignment for a new renewable fuel production unit investment project. The new plant will be built in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is the largest single investment in St1’s history. The investment is estimated to approximately 1.5

November 6, 2019 Read Full Article

HDT’s Top Green Fleets of 2019

(Heavy Duty Trucking)  All of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s Top Green Fleets of 2019 take sustainability to the next level — through fuel economy, freight efficiency, alternative fuels, energy savings, and more.  —  What does it mean to be “green”? For a trucking operation, whether for-hire, private, or government, it

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Salem Plant Turning More Cooking Oil into Biodiesel than Ever

by Pete Danko (Portland Business Journal) SeQuential, the Oregon company that collects used cooking oil and turns it into biodiesel, has boosted production capacity at its Salem plant by 30 percent. It credited a state program with helping drive increased demand. Output has been growing every year since the southeast Salem

November 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Gevo Wins Bid to Supply Renewable Gasoline to the City of Seattle

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), a leading renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer, announced today it has made the winning bid in a competitive process conducted by the City of Seattle to provide renewable gasoline to its fleet vehicles.  Gevo has been awarded a four (4) year contract, with three (3) two-year

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Volvo Buses to Deliver 27 Euro VI Buses to Transdev Sweden

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, Volvo Buses will deliver 27 Euro VI buses to Transdev Sweden for regional operations, running on biodiesel. The deal is also the largest single order for electric buses in Europe. Volvo Buses will deliver 157 electric articulated buses to Transdev starting in 2020. The

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North American Outlook on Biofuels Challenges and Opportunities

by Steve Hartig (Biofuels Digest) The North American biofuels market can be split into three main segments all of which have major dynamics.  What I would like to do is give a high-level overview of what I see as some of both the challenges and opportunities across these. Ethanol which is a

November 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Hauk Machines Custom Flex Fuel Jeep

(Renewable Fuels Association) RFA and the legendary Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs are collaborating on a project that highlights the many benefits of using ethanol fuel blends in high-performance off-road vehicles. Fans can watch the Hauk team design and build an RFA flex-fuel Jeep Wrangler JL as part of a social

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for Best CO2 Utilisation 2020 DEADLINE: January 20, 2020

(Bio-Based News) You have developed an innovative CO2-based product or established a disruptive technology for CO2 utilisation? Then seize your chance and apply for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020″! For the second time in a row, nova-Institute and Covestro will award a prize to innovative products and technologies in the

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

ACE Shares Technical Ethanol Information with Retailers in Mexico

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Last week, American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty returned to Mexico to speak at the first technical ethanol information forum to be held in Juárez, Mexico, near El Paso, Texas. These forums are a joint effort of the U.S. Grains Council and

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Indonesia’s Biofuel Plan Will Impact Global Palm Oil Price, Analysts Say

by Nur Yasmin (Jakarta Globe) Indonesia’s B30 biofuel plan, which will become effective at the beginning of January next year, will further increase domestic consumption of palm oil and prop up the price of the commodity, analysts said. The average palm oil price has rebounded to $650 per metric ton this

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

The Long Haul to Getting Aviation Biofuel off the Ground

by Angeli Mehta (Ethical Corporation) With the IPCC warning against growing crops for fuel, Angeli Mehta reports on how LanzaTech, SkyNRG and Velocys are trying to get the next generation of aviation biofuels to scale The first flight using a blend of kerosene and biofuel took place back in 2008. Eleven

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By 2023, Brazil Will Increase Diesel Oil Cutting with Biodiesel to 15 Percent

(Clarín.com (Google Translation))  The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) of Brazil confirmed that by 2023 that country will increase the mandatory cutting of diesel with biodiesel from the current 11 percent to 15 percent. He confirmed it after receiving the recommendations of a special report on the parameters of stability and

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Winners of the 2019 American Biogas Council Industry Awards Revealed

(Bioenergy Insight)  Eight biogas projects received awards from the American Biogas Council (ABC) for their ‘outstanding performance and contribution’ to the industry. The winners were announced at the Biogas Industry Awards and Dinner during the BioCycle REFOR19 event in Wisconsin, US on 29 October. Five projects received a 2019 Project

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Refinery Exemptions Reduced Renewable Fuel Blending Requirements in 2018

(U.S. Energy Information Administration) On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had granted 31 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE) for the 2018 compliance year, or 4 fewer than were approved for the 2017 compliance year. As of October 2019, two SRE applications

November 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Flood of Oil Is Coming, Complicating Efforts to Fight Global Warming

by Clifford Krauss (New York Times) A surge of oil production is coming, whether the world needs it or not.  The flood of crude will arrive even as concerns about climate change are growing and worldwide oil demand is slowing. And it is not coming from the usual producers, but from Brazil,

November 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Correcting the Record on the Impact of Small Refinery Exemptions

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) Earlier this week, I had the honor of testifying before a House Energy & Commerce Committee subcommittee on the devastating impact of small refinery exemptions (SREs) on the U.S. ethanol industry. My testimony described the demand destruction that has occurred as a consequence of the massive increase

November 4, 2019 Read Full Article

CBH Group Develops New Sustainable Malting Barley Market

(CBH Group) The CBH Group has launched a new trial to supply certified sustainable malting barley from Western Australia to international customers as part of a pilot program in response to the growing global trend for sustainably sourced products. Since 2010, CBH Marketing and Trading has been accredited to access the

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to the Shell Annual Scenarios

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s ABLC Week and the semi-annual State of the Industry Address and a host of industry outlooks will be forthcoming in two Industry Horizons Forums and two Next Technologies Summits taking place on Thursday and Friday. We’re rounding out our coverage with the annual long-range forecasts

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump’s Push for Ethanol Not Reaching Pumps

(Finance & Commerce/Bloomberg) Donald Trump’s effort to boost corn demand by allowing year-round sales of ethanol-blended gasoline has run into a logistical problem. Few stations offer it. In corn country, gasoline with a 15% blend of ethanol is now pretty accessible year-round. But in large population states including California, New York

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

The Race Is on to Repurpose Garbage

by Marc S. Reisch (Chemical & Engineering News)  Despite a spotty track record, companies keep trying to convert trash into energy, fuels, and chemicals  —  … Local press reports noted weather-related construction delays, a challenge to the plant’s environmental permits, and difficult markets for recycled materials. Those delays point to

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Morgan Stanley Says These Firms Will Profit from Climate Change

by Ishika Mookerjee (Bloomberg/MSN)  World needs to spend $50 trillion on 5 technologies by 2050; Investment in areas such as hydrogen and biofuels is key  — The world needs to spend $50 trillion on five areas of technology by 2050 to slash emissions and meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: California Clean Air Champions DEADLINE: unclear

Do you know a business or individual who has made outstanding contributions to clean up the air in California? For the 29th year, the Coalition for Clean Air will present its highest honors to California’s clean air champions on June 5, 2020. Each year at this signature fundraising gala we

October 26, 2019 Read Full Article

GGC Succeeds in Producing JAMA-Certified B100 Biodiesel

(The Nation Thailand)  A source from Global Green Chemical (GGC) reported on Thursday (October 24) that the company’s first methyl ester facility had been successful in manufacturing biodiesel using 100-per-cent pure palm oil or B100 with less than 0.4 per cent of monoglycerides, which is in line with the standards

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

SIMEC Acquires Fleetsolve to Expand Biodiesel Genset Deployment throughout the UK

(Fleetsolve) Fleetsolve receives major boost with buyout SIMEC – October 2019  — SIMEC, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, has accelerated plans for the deployment of its biodiesel generators through the acquisition of Fleetsolve, an award-winning company with 17 years of experience developing, operating and maintaining biofueled combined heat and power

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil’s BR Distribuidora to Create Energy, Natural Gas and Ethanol Trading Cos

by Ana Mano (Reuters) Brazilian fuel distributor Petrobras Distribuidora SA is considering creating energy trading units as it seeks to reposition itself after its privatization last July, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on Thursday. The company is considering creating ethanol, electricity and natural gas trading businesses, Rafael Grisolia, BR Distribuidora’s chief executive,

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Manure, Trash and Wastewater: U.S. Utilities Get Dirty in Climate Fight

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  …  (Joey) Airoso is tapping into a growing market among U.S. utilities for so-called renewable natural gas, or biomethane, that is being driven by the fight against climate change. For farmers, it is a way to get ahead of a wave of greenhouse gas regulation and make

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Joint Statement from RFA, U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy on Brazil’s Ethanol Tariff Rate Quota

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy expressed their disappointment with the news that the Brazilian government amended the recent August 31st rule that raised the quota on U.S. ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) from 600 million liters per year to nearly

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending: UP Govt Distilleries to Supply 53 Million Litres to OMCs

by Virendra Singh Rawat (Business Standard) State-controlled cooperative federation to invest Rs 160 crore on ethanol roadmap  — To enhance the sugarcane value chain in Uttar Pradesh, government-controlled distilleries in the state have lined up investment of about Rs 160 crore to create fresh ethanol production capacity of 53 million litres (ML). The ethanol

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Moving beyond the RFS

Douglas A. Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Governor’s Biofuels Coalition) The global biofuels community is without a doubt watching the developments in the US with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and might be understandably confused.  How is a program that was passed by the U.S.  Congress and supported by Democrats and Republicans

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Clean Getaway: Meat Waste Joins Biofuels at Luxury Jet Show

by Allison Lampert (Reuters/Financial Post) At the world’s biggest industry show in Las Vegas luxury jets are luring buyers with their sleek silhouettes, plush cabins – and increasingly, their use of alternative fuels. Fuel producers and jetmakers are keen to showcase novel forms of aviation fuel deemed less harmful to the

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

USGC: DDGS Trials Expand Sales in Southeastern Mexico

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) From the tropics in Campeche to the jungles in Palenque to the mountains in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the U.S. Grains Council is helping build markets through demonstration trials for U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), known locally as pruebas, in southeastern Mexico. Located west of the

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

City of Madison Leads the State with First Public Fleet to Use 20 Percent Biodiesel

(City of Madison, Wisconsin) From ambulances and fire trucks to garbage/recycling and plow trucks, the City is making a significant, positive impact on the environment by the fuel its using. For the first time in state history for a public entity, City of Madison vehicles are using 20 percent biodiesel blends

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

City Fleets Run on Bio-Based Diesel Fuels, Meeting Sustainability Goals while Delivering Essential Services

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Cities gain substantial emissions performance improvements, greenhouse gas reductions and cost savings by using the latest-generation diesel powertrains combined with bio-based diesel fuels —  More cities and counties in California are switching to renewable diesel and biodiesel fuels for their diesel-engined vehicles, according to panelists today at the League

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Energy Vision Honors Three RNG Champions

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) At its annual awards reception in Manhattan, N.Y., earlier this month, Energy Vision – a national nonprofit that promotes low-carbon energy and transportation fuels – honored government and business leaders for accelerating the adoption of renewable natural gas (RNG). The 2019 Energy Vision awardees include as follows: State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D-N.Y., chair of

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Volatility in the Ethanol Market Could Increase – Archer-Daniels-Midland Suffers with the Agricultural Sector

by Andrew Hecht (Seeking Alpha) Summary: Lots of action in ethanol since the 2018 low. Liquidity declines in the biofuel. The trade war impacts ethanol – a policy decision fails to keep a promise. The falling Brazilian currency is also a factor. ADM is an ethanol producer. … The trade

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Have Increased Ethanol Blending to 6 Per Cent Today from 1 Per Cent in 2015: Pradhan

(Hindu Business Line) Import of petroleum products from USA including LNG in 2018-2019 stood at over $7 billion  —  India has increased its ethanol blending programme (EBP) by many times according to Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. Speaking at the 2nd Annual India Leadership Summit of the

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Does Security of Supply Drive Key Biofuel Markets in Asia?

(International Energy Agency)  Replacing a portion of gasoline and diesel demand with biofuels is a means of increasing a country’s domestic fuel supply —  Improving security of supply is a fundamental reason for the introduction of biofuel policy support in China, India and Indonesia, which in turn has raised production prospects.

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

World First for Boskalis by Operating a Dredging Vessel on 100% Bio-Fuel Oil

(Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. ) Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and biofuels supplier GoodFuels are set to take the next key step in the ‘Boskalis on Bio’ program for the testing of sustainable bio-fuel oil. Following earlier successful tests with ‘drop-in’ blends of light biofuel and marine gas oil, Boskalis’ Willem

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

IEA Raises Global Biofuels Forecast as China Expands Ethanol Support

by Robert Perkins (S&P Global Platts)  Expanding Chinese ethanol mandates set to boost output; 2023 biofuel forecast raised by 19.5 billion liters; Renewables to meet 4.6% of road transport fuel demand  —  The International Energy Agency has raised its near-term forecast for global biofuels production, pointing to faster than expected growth in ethanol flows

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Aircraft Fly Green to NBAA BACE on Avfuel’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel at AVFLIGHT Salina (KSLN)

(AvFuel)   Operators fueling at Avflight Salina helped further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals by flying on Avfuel’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).   Flight starting fueling on Friday, October 19 and will continue through Sunday, October 20.  This effort is in coordination with an industry wide initiative to meet carbon neutrality goals and part

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

JBS Biodiesel Is the First Company to Obtain Endorsement to Issue Decarbonization Credit

by Roberto Samora  (Reuters (Google Translation)) JBS Biodiesel of JBS became the first biofuel company on Thursday to be certified to issue decarbonization credits (CBios) under the National Biofuels Program (RenovaBio), according to information from company and the ANP regulator. The certification, which is being sought by a hundred biofuel producers,

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

OP-ED: Achieving Carbon Emission Reductions with Biofuels

by Pat Gruber (GEVO/American Energy Society) It’s a gaping hole in most conversations about fuel: what do we do about liquid transportation fuels? No matter how quickly we try to electrify our transportation sector, gasoline isn’t going away. Diesel isn’t going away. Jet fuel certainly isn’t going away. Even the most ambitious

October 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Going Head-to-Head-to-Head on Ethanol with Chris Edwards

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to write to Chris (Edewards) regarding an anti-ethanol editorial he wrote for the Cato Institute website titled “Time to repeal ethanol subsidies.” I didn’t have the time to publicly share my correspondence at that time, but

October 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Tyre Recycler Signs Deal to Turn Their Carbon into High Value Graphite

(Green Distillation Technologies) Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies, has signed a deal with New Zealand’s CarbonScape to enhance the value of the carbon produced by its process, turning it into high value graphite. GDT’s world-first tyre recycling process turns end-of-life car, truck and oversize tyres into high value oil, carbon and steel,

October 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Turn! Turn! Turn!: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste and Its Transformation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To everything there is a season, goes the old Pete Seeger lyric, and the Book of Ecclesiastes, come to think of it, and they must be reading their Bibles closely at Neste. Once into petroleum as the original Finnish oil refiner, then turning to renewable

October 21, 2019 Read Full Article

50 Million Bucks Says Landfill Is a Viable Energy Source: Suncor Doubles Down on Enerkem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, news arrived late last week Enerkem closed a $50 million equity investment from Suncor.  What does it mean? Today’s let’s explore that.  As Canada’s leading integrated energy company, Suncor first participated in the ownership of Enerkem in April 2019 as part of a $76.3 million equity

October 21, 2019 Read Full Article

USDA Deputy Secretary Speaks at Global Ethanol Summit

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Stephen Censky, deputy secretary of the USDA, delivered a keynote address during the second day of the Global Ethanol Summit on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. … He also spoke to the efficiencies that U.S. ethanol producers and farmers have achieved, and what that may

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Biogas Powers Ireland’s First Carbon Free Truck Delivering Goods to Europe

(Gas Networks Ireland/NGV Journal) Virginia International Logistics has become the first Irish hauler to complete a delivery to Europe with a zero carbon heavy goods vehicle (HGV). The truck was fueled by biomethane to transport freight to the continent. The first European load was a consignment of processed beef from Liffey

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Diesel Technicians Talk Biodiesel

(Renewable Energy Group/Transport Topics) As a diesel technician with 15 years’ experience, Joe Siadak knows truck engines well. But biodiesel taught him something new. When Mahoney Environmental, where he is lead technician, decided to run its fleet of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks on biodiesel blends, Siadak thought his team would

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Change, Advanced Biofuels and Clean Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum) When Rudolph Diesel patented his engine over a century ago, it was designed to operate on vegetable oils. Today, most diesel engines are still capable of operating on high quality fuels derived from vegetable oils. Whether it is biodiesel or renewable diesel fuel, the use of high

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards DEADLINE: December 31, 2019

(American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute) The American Chemical Society, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is calling for nominations for the 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from companies or institutions that have developed a new chemistry process or product that helps protect public health and the environment.

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Paris Transport Operator Will Roll out More than 400 Biomethane Buses

(NGV Journal/Iveco) Iveco Bus has won a record order to supply 409 Urbanway Natural Power (NP) buses to the Parisian Transport Authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités. The buses, which will run on renewable natural gas, will be deployed on the public transport network which covers both the inner and outer suburbs of the

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

International Leaders Tour the State’s Ethanol Production Chain

by Noah Fish (Post Bulletin/AgriNews) High-level officials from Middle Eastern and African countries were in Minnesota this week to learn more about the U.S. ethanol production process. The state tour, which kicked off in Eyota at the Kwik Trip fuel blending site on Wednesday, was hosted by the U.S. Grains

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

MetGen Wins Frost & Sullivan 2019 European Technology Innovation Award

(MetGen)  Based on its recent analysis of the European industrial enzymes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Finland-based MetGen with the 2019 European Technology Innovation Award for its enzyme technologies, METNIN™ and ENZINE®. METNIN™ enables complete valorization of lignin for use in various applications, allowing the products made of lignin to be

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

NBB Announces New West Coast Office, Bolstered State Regulatory Presence

(National Biodiesel Board)  Former senior CARB official Floyd Vergara to lead biodiesel association’s expanded reach — The National Biodiesel Board announced the opening of its new west coast office to be led by long-time California Air Resources Board (CARB) Division Chief Floyd Vergara. The expansion will bolster NBB’s presence on the

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Louisiana Clean Fuels Honors Fleets Across the State

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF) announced the winners of the Clean Fuel Leader Awards on Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, at a welcome reception held in conjunction with the Clean Fuels Summit. … UPS received the Clean Fuel Champion Runner-Up award for the second-highest reduction of GHG emissions,

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas Has a Way to Go, but Interest Is There

by Shayne Willette (Navigant)  … Even fewer know the benefits of renewable natural gas (RNG)—closely related to biogas—or what it is. Absent a complete shift to electrification, biogas has significant potential to be a core piece of the climate change puzzle. This is because biogas uses waste that would have been

October 17, 2019 Read Full Article

E15 Rewards For St Paul Drivers

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM teamed up today at Highland Service Minnoco on Snelling Avenue to reward drivers who fueled up with Unleaded 88 (E15) during an hour-long promotion. From 12pm to 1pm, drivers who fueled up with E15 were rewarded with prizes that

October 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Guidance Issued for Farmers Suffering Biodiesel Problems

(Farmer’s Weekly) Fuel suppliers have issued guidance for farmers and contractors who say biodiesel is causing low fuel pressure and blocking filters in tractors. Some farmers have suggested the problems are related to an increase in the fatty acid methyl ester (Fame) content of diesel fuel, which influences its performance. … But

October 16, 2019 Read Full Article

The Market for Sustainable Kerosene Needs the Quota

(aireg e.V.)  On the occasion of the international aireg conference on sustainable aviation fuels in Berlin on October 17th and 18th 2019, aireg proposes the introduction of a GHG reduction quota through sustainable aviation fuels. On a global scale, about 70,000 tons of sustainable synthetic kerosene are available today, which

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazilian Official: Flex Fuel Hybrid Vehicles Are the Future

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Miguel Ivan Lacerda Oliveira, director of biofuels for the Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy, said during the Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C., that the future of transportation is electric vehicles, but ethanol will still have a role as a transportation fuel. Oliveira was

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

First Global Ethanol Summit Begins in Washington, DC

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The first Global Ethanol Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association, kicked off in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14 with presentations from Ryan LeGrand, president and CEO of USGC, and Mike Dwyer, chief economist of USGC. LeGrand gave

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Is Now Available in All Baltic Countries, Including Estonia

(Neste) Neste will introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, in Estonia during October 2019. During the initial phase, private car owners and heavy-duty vehicle drivers can refuel with renewable diesel at one station in Tallinn, at Kadaka tee 60, Tallinn. With the expansion, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Scania Australia Adds Another Renewable Fuel Solution

(Prime Mover Magazine) Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Scania Australia, has signed another memorandum of understanding with a supplier to bring greater access for its truck and bus customers to low-emission alternative and renewable fuels. The agreement was signed between Scania and Refuelling Solutions on Friday 4 October in Melbourne, with the aim

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article

New Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in Eastern Netherlands

(PitPoint) PitPoint has put into operation a new hydrogen refueling station in Arnhem for both buses and garbage trucks, as well as passenger vehicles, which is open to public 24/7. The construction of a national station network is crucial for the breakthrough of hydrogen as an energy carrier for cleaner transport.

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Positions & Perception of Stakeholders towards Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It matters of course, what people think about bioenergy, not just the makers and political folk or offtakers, but the broader groups as well in what is called elsewhere ‘civil society’, amongst pressure groups, and ordinary customers at the pump or retail store. The measurement

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Who Willed the Electric Car? China, and Here’s Why

by Lauren Silva Laughlin (Wall Street Journal) Electric vehicles that derive their power from dirty energy aren’t necessarily better for the environment, but they are better for Beijing — Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods recently took a shot at electric vehicles. Speaking at the Oil and Gas Climate

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article
    2019 Celebration for Our Healthy Future   —   October 17, 2019   —   South Portland, ME

2019 Celebration for Our Healthy Future — October 17, 2019 — South Portland, ME

Join us to feel hopeful and inspired as we honor extraordinary leadership for health and justice. At this not-to-be-missed Celebration, internationally recognized environmental justice leader, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, the winner of this year’s prestigious Frank Hatch Environmental Health Leadership Award, will inspire you. Now vice president of Environmental Justice, Climate, and

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Indonesia Set to Face, Sue Europe over Renewable Energy Policies

(Antara News)  The Indonesian government will prepare to take legal action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the European Union (EU) over its Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and Delegated Regulation (DR). The lawsuit plan was rolled out over concerns of the regulation directly impacting the Indonesian

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Continue to Flourish in Canada Due to Free Trade

by Craig Willis (Global Markets) Since the inception of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2007, Canada has been the most consistent destination for exports of U.S. ethanol – standing as a beacon for free trade and acting as a global leader in combating climate change through biofuels. During a time

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

High-Impact Bio-Based Initiative for a Circular Europe

(Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking/Politico)  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking delivers substantial socio-economic and environmental benefits to Europe, actively contributing to the European Green Deal  — Did you know that renewable biological resources such as waste, agricultural and forestry residues, and aquatic biomass can be used to produce greener everyday products, from

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

UK Tweaks Tariffs Amid No-Deal Brexit Countdown

by Kate Proctor and Lisa O’Carroll (The Guardian)  Adjustments made for duties on trucks, bioethanol and clothing in effort to keep prices down  — The government has announced changes to British tariffs on lorries, bioethanol and clothing in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Revisions to the temporary tariff schedule are an

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Gevo Supplies Avfuel with Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Aircraft Headed to the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV

(Gevo/Globe Newswire) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) a leading renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer, announced today it has supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to further support carbon neutrality goals in the aviation industry. Gevo’s customer and global fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation, has partnered with fixed-base operator, Avflight Salina at Salina Regional Airport

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Refuel as You Sail with Hydrogen

by Nick Savvides (American Shipper Freight Waves)  … Madadh (pronounced Maddy) MacLaine, CEO of Zero Emissions Maritime Technology, Ltd. believes that hydrogen’s time has come. MacLaine is also a founding member of the Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association, which was established in 2018 to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels.

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

President Trump’s ‘Giant’ Biofuels Package Is Decidedly Small

by Tristan R. Brown (Seeking Alpha) Summary — The “giant package” that President Donald Trump had promised to the U.S. biofuels sector back in August was finally unveiled late last week. While the plan’s details continue to be scarce, those that have been provided suggest that the plan won’t do

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

KLM and Microsoft Join Forces to Advance Sustainable Air Travel

(KLM) Today KLM and Microsoft signed a Letter of Intent in Washington to explore cooperation focused on sustainable air travel. The agreement includes commitment to purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which has the potential to reduce up to 80 percent of CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel, across the lifecycle,

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

European Biofuel Facility Opens in Antwerp, Belgium

(Targray) Targray has announced the full opening of its Antwerp Biodiesel Terminal, a 24/7 biofuel storage and blending center serving fuel producers, distributors, traders and retailers in markets throughout Europe. Strategically located at the heart of Europe’s largest petrochemical center, Targray’s Antwerp location connects to EU customer bases via rail,

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

What You Need to Know about Using FPBO on Your FCC Unit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the liquid energy market, it’s no longer enough to have fuels which are “affordable and available but not sustainable”, or “sustainable and available but not affordable”. We’ve lived for a long time on “two out of three” – now, customers and governments around he world

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Commercializing Conventional and Advanced Transport Biofuels from Biomass and Other Renewable Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Several of the better known IEA Bioenergy rock stars — there are four and possibly five in this set, from the US and Canada, so we’ll put them sort of on a par with Neil Young and Crazy Horse for representing somethng tuneful, must-know and

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Finnair’s Passenger Biofuel Purchase Initiative Takes off with First SAF Flights from San Francisco

(GreenAir Online) Following its ‘Push for change’ initiative launched earlier this year, Finnair has used sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on two flights from San Francisco to Helsinki. The initiative encourages passengers to either offset the carbon emissions from their flights or mitigate their carbon footprint through paying to contribute towards the

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

As Electric Cars Shift into Mainstream, the Corn Belt Begins to Ponder a Post-Ethanol Future

by Amy Mayer (High Plains Public Radio) …Lee Tesdell is all-in for reducing his carbon footprint. He began installing solar panels on his farm in Polk County, Iowa, in 2013. “And all the time I was thinking that I would like to drive an electric car,” he said, “so that

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Minneapolis Drivers Win With E15

(Minneapolis Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who chose Unleaded Plus (E15) at the ARCO on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis on Oct 3 during an hour-long promotion. During the promotion, MN Biofuels and KS95 rewarded 16 drivers with prizes that included $20 in cash,

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

The Present and Future for Pure-Plays: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Pacific Ethanol is a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels and high-quality alcohol products, and in some ways more importantly, they are a beacon for us to understand the future of pure-play ethanol and protein companies, going forward. Among the major players are

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Meriaura Brings out Climate Neutral Contracts Powered by Biofuel

(Meriaura)   Meriaura and Stockholm Exergi sign a contract of nearly CO2 neutral sea transport  — Meriaura and and Stockholm Exergi have signed a contract for the sea transport of woodchips and woodpellets within the Baltic Sea by using  climate friendly, 100% biofuel as power source. The contract is the first commercial contract

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Bioethanol As A Biofuel Production Market,Technological Innovations,Revenue Growth,Top key players, and Forecasts, 2017-2024

(MarketWatch/Research Nester/AmericaNewsHour) Research Nester has released a report titled “Bioethanol As A Biofuel Production Market – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027″ which also includes some of the prominent market analyzing parameters such as industry growth drivers, restraints, supply and demand risk, market attractiveness, year-on-year (Y-O-Y) growth comparisons, market share comparisons,

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

President Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers as EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Valmet to Deliver Biomass Pretreatment System to PRAJ Industries in India

(Valmet) Valmet will deliver biomass pretreatment system to PRAJ Industries for their second-generation bio refinery project which is under execution in India. The delivery is planned for the year 2020. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2019. The value of the order will not

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Board Now Leads the Way towards Sustainable Flying

(Board Now)  Launch of SkyNRG’s ground-breaking program paves the way to sustainable aviation; 85 per cent reduction of emissions as a result of sustainable aviation fuel  — Today (October 3, 2019), a significant step will be taken towards sustainable flying. Dutch company SkyNRG, global leader in sustainable aviation fuel, officially launches

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Students Recognized with 2019 Young Algae Researcher Awards

(Algae Biomass Organization) Four student scientists were recognized with the Algae Biomass Organization’s Young Algae Researcher Awards for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit, held in Orlando, Florida, September 16-19. The awards are presented at the annual conference to recognize outstanding research

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

UK Gas Supplier FloGas Adds Liquid Biomethane to Its Range

(Bioenergy Insight)  FloGas, a supplier of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) in the UK, has added liquid biomethane to its range, claiming to be the first to supply this type of fuel off-grid. The company provides energy solutions to homes and businesses that are not connected

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest Names Gevo as One of the “The Next 50 Companies to Disrupt the World”

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that Biofuels Digest has named Gevo on its NEXT 50 list “the Next 50 Companies to Disrupt the World.” The honor was specifically given for Gevo’s partnership with Renmatix and their work to pioneer additional fuel pathways by introducing innovative cellulosic feedstock such

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Growing Demand from the Biofuel Industry to Drive the Industrial Oils Market

(MarketsandMarkets/Globe Newswire) According to the research report “Industrial Oils Market by Source (Soybean, Rapeseed, Sunflower, Cottonseed, Corn, Palm), Type (Grade I, Grade II, Grade III), End Use (Biofuel, Paints and Coatings, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products, Pharmaceuticals), Region – Global Forecast to 2025”, published by MarketsandMarkets. The industrial oils market

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Impact Lauded in Wake of Saudi Attack

by Candace Krebs (Ag Journal) … “What people don’t realize is that shale provides a particular very light type of oil, and we can’t use that exclusively with the way our refineries are configured,” explains Scott Richman, chief economist for the Renewable Fuels Association. “Total imports of oil into U.S. have

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Optimus Technologies Named $1 Million Grand Prize Winner – Pittsburgh-Based Company Will Expand Business to the Southern Tier

(New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)  Governor Cuomo Announces Winners of 76West Clean Energy Competition  — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that supports growing clean energy businesses to foster economic

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Neste and Lufthansa Collaborate and Aim for a More Sustainable Aviation

(Neste) Neste, the world’s leading renewable fuel producer, and Lufthansa, one of the leading airlines in Europe, strengthen their collaboration regarding the development of renewable solutions for aviation. As part of the collaboration, Lufthansa will use Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel, blended with fossil jet fuel on flights departing from Frankfurt. The

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

B10 and B20 Price Subsidies Kick in on Tuesday

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Practice run before biodiesel switch —  The Oil Fuel Fund Administration Office (OFFO) plans to lower the retail price of diesel B10 on Tuesday by two baht per litre to promote biodiesel. The state will use oil funds to subsidise the price of B10 by 1.80

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

An Identity Crisis—Ethanol Blending is a Refinery?

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/Biofuels Digest)  … (A)nyone who owns a blender pump woke up one day in June to find out they were a refiner! Actually, a “fuel manufacturer” to be exact, with all the numbing, strangling regulations that go with it. While the fire is raging throughout the

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Cruel Summer

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A series of unfortunate events this summer—all caused by U.S. government action or inaction—has led to a precarious situation in the biodiesel sector, but there may be a silver lining.  —  … The volume of SREs (small oil refinery exemptions) granted has exploded during the

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

NACS Panel Asserts Ethanol’s Superiority

by Thomas Mulloy (C Store Decisions) …“Successfully Retailing Biofuels” sorted through the misconceptions and logistics of selling biofuels alongside non-renewable fuels. Doug Berven, vice president for corporate affairs for Poet Ethanol Products, made a strong case for growing the use of ethanol in America’s vehicles. Berven said that ethanol is good

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Honeywell Ecofining Technology Helps Diamond Green Diesel Become One of The World’s Largest Renewable Diesel Plants

(Honeywell UOP)  Louisiana facility plans 2021 expansion to meet growing demand for renewable fuels  — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that Diamond Green Diesel will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel using Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining™ process technology to meet growing demand for renewable fuels in North America and Europe. With the

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Choose American Ethanol to Help Fuel the Cure for Breast Cancer

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) Throughout October, drivers can help Fuel the Cure for breast cancer by choosing American Ethanol at the pump. More than 30 Nebraska gas stations will donate 3 cents for every gallon of higher ethanol blends – E15 to flex fuel E85 – sold between October 1­‑­October 31. All

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Farm-State Fury Creates Pressure for Trump as Trade, Energy Pain Collide

by David J. Lynch (Washington Post)  … After two decades, Siouxland (Energy Cooperative) this month halted operations following the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to exempt 31 small oil refiners from a federal law requiring them to blend ethanol in their gasoline. The waivers, which the Trump administration has approved almost

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Daschle, Sombke Call Pending SAFE Rule the Path to Higher Ethanol Volumes

(Safe Gasoline Campaign) In a wide-ranging interview on a popular South Dakota Business Radio program, Sombke and Daschle stressed that moving to high octane gasoline is a way to build on the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The path to get there is through the Safe Affordable Fuel Efficiency (SAFE) rule currently

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

More E15 Rewards For Fridley Drivers

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward drivers who chose Unleaded Plus (E15) during an hour-long promotion at Bona Bros Minnoco. From 12:00pm to 1:00pm, MN Biofuels and KS95 rewarded drivers who chose Unleaded Plus with prizes that included $20 in cash,

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Nominations Open: Leaders in Energy: The Four Gen Awards DEADLINE: October 27, 2019

It’s time to make your nomination for the 2019 Leaders in Energy Four Generations Awards. We are excited to open the nomination process for the 6th annual “Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions Awards” – The Four Gen Awards! Purpose:  To recognize leaders in the clean energy and

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Family Farming, Biofuels, CO2: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Climate Change and the U.S. Farm Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The National Farmers Union envisions a world where farm families and their communities are respected, valued and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice and climate is a big part of that. Check out what Roger Johnson, President of National Farmers Union had to say about

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Neste and Niemi Partner to Reduce GHG Emissions from Customer Moves

(Biofuels International)  Finnish moving and logistics industry service provider Niemi Services has partnered with Neste to introduce Neste’s MY Renewable Diesel in all its diesel vehicles. The move will help customers moving home or office in Finland to reduce their carbon footprints. The renewable diesel, which is made entirely from

September 26, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Stephanie Mercier

Supporters of the US biofuels industry should not ignore markets in addition to cars, light trucks, and commercial trucks as they advocate for proper enforcement of the Renewable Fuel Standard, writes Stephanie Mercier, senior policy and advocacy adviser for the Farm Journal Foundation. “Other potential outlets include use in aviation fuel

September 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Meelunie Joins Forces with GoodShipping Program to Decarbonise Its Ocean Freight

(GoodShipping) Meelunie, a leading global supplier of plant-based ingredients, and the GoodShipping Program have joined forces to decarbonise Meelunie’s Asian ocean freight, the companies have announced today. Meelunie, which exports to over 100 countries around the world, becomes the latest company to join the GoodShipping Program in an effort to decarbonise their

September 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Your View: Why Pennsylvania Deserves Praise for Use of VW Settlement Money

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum/The Morning Call)  …  Even more emissions reductions could be possible through a switch to high-quality advanced renewable bio-based diesel fuels, instead of using conventional petroleum diesel fuel. Both new and existing diesel engines of all kinds can immediately lower the carbon footprint of their

September 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Market Movers

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Projections for E15 have been inconsistent since the May 31 Reid vapor pressure waiver. Ethanol Producer Magazine explores some of the factors that will influence the blend’s trajectory in the coming years. … Before the waiver, retailers selling E15 had already planned to increase

September 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Your Vegan Diet and Paper Straws Aren’t Going to Save the Planet, But These Three Policies Can

by John Cumbers (Forbes) When it comes to action on climate change, what’s good for the planet must also benefit the economy and the livelihoods of people, which are more often than not at the forefront of the minds of voters and can make or break a government. When oil and

September 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Biorefinery: ‘The Potential for Farmers to Diversify Their Business in the Future’

by Emma Gilsenan (AgriLand) Biorefinery – which converts biomass to energy and other beneficial by-products – could potentially add more value to an outside block of land, according to UCD lecturer, Bridget Lynch. Speaking to AgriLand at the National Ploughing Championships this week, James Gaffey, a researcher in IT Tralee along with his

September 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Fuel Market 2019 Evolving Technology, Qualitative Analysis and Future Growth Potentials

(TradingCharts.com/Market.us) The key contributing factors of biodiesel fuel market are fast increasing Sales Strategy, Revenue Generation, Valuable Growth Prospects, and Cost Structure Analysis. Top-Vendor landscape of biodiesel fuel market report, which focuses on the major industry growth drivers, threats, opportunities and constraint for the top key players. biodiesel fuel market also

September 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Corn, Soybean Farmers Celebrate Ethanol, Biodiesel Choices at New Brownstown Fueling Station

( Indiana Corn and Soybean Checkoffs/WOWO)  Without access to consumers, biofuels cannot grow. The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) joined Premier Energy and CountryMark to celebrate a new fueling station and convenience store at 1300 Commerce St. in Brownstown, Ind. Premier Energy owns the new

September 23, 2019 Read Full Article

GZ Energy to Launch Digital Credit-Trading Platform in Q4

(GZ Energy LLC/Biodiesel Magazine) Physical commodities brokerage GZ Energy LLC plans to launch its groundbreaking digital trading platform, GZX, in October. GZX will provide renewable fuel market participants with a means to discreetly trade separated (K2) renewable identification numbers (RINs), California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits, and Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits

September 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for Raphael Katzen Award DEADLINE: February 15, 2020

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

September 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for Charles D. Scott Award DEADLINE: February 15, 2020

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

September 20, 2019 Read Full Article

The Algae Summit, Groups to Know, Slides to See, and the Megatrends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve managed to get a hold of three presentations that really were the bomb at ABS 2019. Jonathan Male, director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office and one of the original Pyromaniax himself, gave this one on the algae R&D priorities and actions for fuels and

September 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Market Outlook for Low Carbon Fuels

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine)  Overall, demand for RNG is strong in spite of an oversupply of D3 RINs in 2018.  —  In 2018, cellulosic biofuel producers, including those making renewable natural gas (RNG), outperformed the annual Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) quantity for D3 RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) set by

September 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Want More Miles per Gallon? Start Planting Some Trees

by Beth A. Russell (Idaho National Laboratory) It turns out that trees (or as researchers refer to them, woody biomass) can be refined to produce a carbon-rich wood alcohol that is excellent for use in high-octane fuel blends. Lest one imagine a standoff between proponents of Dr. Seuss’ Lorax and Shel Silverstein’s

September 19, 2019 Read Full Article
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