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    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

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

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

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

Cape Cod Biofuels Founder Receives Environmental Merit Award

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Andrew Davison, founder and owner of Cape Cod Biofuels, was presented an environmental merit award by the U.S. EPA Sept. 10 for his unique biodiesel business model that, as described by the agency, improves the air and water and increases energy and community resilience. Over the

September 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Clean Transportation Leaders Honored in DC/Maryland/Virginia Region

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) has announced the winners of its 2019 Clean Transportation Awards. In its annual report to the U.S. Department of Energy, GWRCCC reported a 2018 reduction of petroleum use in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area of more than 11 million gallons, resulting

September 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Domtar Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Forest Products Innovation Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored Domtar with the organization’s inaugural 2019 Forest Products Innovation Award for their culture of innovation in the deployment of new biorenewable processes directed toward achieving the highest value from the tree. “BDC is proud to honor Domtar as the first recipient

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Biobased Battery, Starch-Based Gift Cards, Future Fashion, Plant-Based Flame Retardants, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of September 5th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week is a merry mix of biobased innovations around the world. From the creation of artificial reefs made from PLA in Israel and Spain’s starch-based gift cards to the U.S. where biobased battery materials are reality in Washington state and where flame retardants made from

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Optimus Technologies Named Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards Finalist

(Optimus Technologies)  – Optimus Technologies, a biodiesel conversion system manufacturer, today announced that the Pittsburgh Technology Council has named it a Tech 50 Awards Finalist in the Manufacturing Category. The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s annual Tech 50 Awards recognize southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful, innovative, and thought-leading technology companies, which have become

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

ACE Honors Ethanol Industry Contributors with 2019 Awards

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates for their contributions to the ethanol industry during its 32nd annual conference this month in Omaha. The most prestigious award, the Merle Anderson Award, named after the organization’s founder, is given to individuals who have made

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

DC Dept. of Public Works Receives Award for Fleet Use of Biofuels

(DC Department of Public Works/Biodiesel Magazine)  Washington, D.C.’s Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Bowser administration, received a Fleet Leadership Award for its use of clean fuels in district vehicles by the Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition. The award was presented Aug. 28 at the GWCCC awards luncheon

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Clean Cities Honored for E85 Work

(Wisconsin Clean Cities News and Events)  WCC was honored last week at the National Clean Cities Coordinator Training Workshop at the University of Utah for its role in expanding the adoption of E85 across Wisconsin. WCC received the Greatest Energy Use Impact – E85 2019 Peer Exchange Coalition Award. Thank

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazilian Student Is Awarded in Contest of Scientific Research

(Federal University of Goiás (UFG)) Isabela Almeida Rodrigues, undergraduate student of International Relations, was awarded by the Brazilian Association of International Relations (ABRI) Isabela Almeida Rodrigues, undergraduate student at Universidade Federal de Goiás (Federal University of Goias), won the 3rd Contest of Scientific Initiation in International Relations of the Brazilian Association

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Gulfstream Gets Kudos for Use and Promotion of Biofuels

by Jerry Siebenmark (AIN Online) The Business Intelligence Group presented Gulfstream Aerospace a 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award for the airframer’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives, Gulfstream announced this week. It is given to companies and organizations that make sustainability an essential part of their operations. Since 2011, when a Gulfstream G450

August 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Congratulations to the 2019 GWRCCC Achievement Award Winners!

Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 GWRCCC Achievement Awards for exemplary transportation initiatives in the DMV.  GWRCCC will present the awards during our Annual Awards Luncheon on August 28th at Clyde’s of Gallery Place located at 707 7th Street, NW, Washington,

August 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards DEADLINE: September 9, 2019

(S&P Global)  The S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, now in its 21st year, recognizes top performers – industry leaders and innovators – just like you. It’s simple and free to nominate. This Awards program offers categories both for business and individual achievement. Most companies self-nominate and multiple nominations are

August 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Dave Matthews Band Designated as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

(United Nations Environment)  For their powerful environmental advocacy and large-scale engagement of their fan base to take action for the planet, the United Nations Environment Programme has designated Dave Matthews Band as a Goodwill Ambassador.  This is the first time a full band has received this recognition. The band and nonprofit partner

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Steve Vander Griend Wins High Octane Award

(Urban Air Initiative)  Steve Vander Griend, Technical Director of the Urban Air Initiative received the High Octane Award today at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW). The High Octane Award is given out by BBI International and Ethanol Producer Magazine each year to a person whose passion and unstoppable pursuits have significantly

June 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award Finalists Announced

by Dorothy Lozowski (Chemical Engineering)  Every two years, Chemical Engineering honors an innovative technology that has been commercialized with the Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award. This year, we have six finalists who will have the opportunity to present their technologies at the Chem Show in New York City (October 22–24), after which the

June 10, 2019 Read Full Article

A Staple of FEW, Industry Awards Celebrate 19-Year History

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  This year marks the 19th year the Award of Excellence and the High Octane Award, formerly known as the Distinguished Service Award, will be presented at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo.  “They really represent a who’s who, both on the technical side and on the

June 4, 2019 Read Full Article

NYC Biodiesel Champion Awarded for Service

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  New York City Chief Fleet Officer Keith Kerman was honored last week with a Sloan Public Service Award for his extensive environmental and sustainability efforts on behalf of the city. As NYC’s first Chief Fleet Officer, he oversees 31,000 vehicles used by city agencies and offices and has created

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Six MSU Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF Early Career Awards

(Michigan State University)  … Daniel Ducat, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, received $1,033,970 from NSF’s Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology to investigate the fundamental interactions that underpin resilient microbial partnerships and may be key to solving some of the earth’s biggest resource challenges. Ducat’s team will

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Braathens Regional Airlines, Air BP, ATR and Neste Collaborate to Achieve the ‘Perfect Flight’

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, a “perfect flight” took off. What exactly is a “perfect flight”? For some of you, it might mean wingsuit flying done by daring humans but for Neste, it’s when “Every element of the flight management process has been optimised to keep carbon emissions to a

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Ambassador Named to Mich. Environmental Hall of Fame

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board applauds biodiesel ambassador Chris Case for his lifetime commitment to environmental stewardship, which has earned him a place in the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. The Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society hosted an induction ceremony May 15 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Aims to Fuel Jets and Make Consumer Goods from Recycled Carbon Pollution

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC) -LanzaTech sells technology that transforms carbon pollution into ethanol, a renewable fuel and feedstock for chemicals. -Founded in 2005, the start-up is now aiming to produce sustainable jet fuel and chemicals that can be used in consumer goods. -The company ranks No. 15 on CNBC’s 2019 Disruptor

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Genera Honored at 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards

(Genera)  The Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recently hosted its 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards. The ceremony was held in Nashville and presented 17 awards to recipients from all corners of the state. Vonore-based Genera Energy

May 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Olleco Is Awarded the Ultimate Seal of Approval

(Olleco)  Olleco, the renewables arm of ABP Food Group and the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. The Warrant has resulted from our work to create

May 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel Wins Award for Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions

(Neste)  Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel has won an award for its role in reducing black carbon emissions in a competition jointly organized by the Climate Leadership Coalition, the Bioenergy Association of Finland, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the Finnish Environment Institute, and the Central Association of Chimney Sweeps. The purpose of the competition

May 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Study of Sorghum-Munching Aphids Earns NSF Award

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources)  … University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist Joe Louis is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. Louis earned a five-year, $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

2019 Ethanol Producer Award Winners Announced

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2019 Ethanol Producer Award winners have been selected. Following a nomination period and voting process that included Ethanol Producer Magazine editorial staff and editorial board members, EPM is proud to announce this year’s winners. They are as follows: Project of the Year: Flint Hills Resources Fairmont

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA Earns Seventh Straight TRANSCAER® Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy. AgWired.com) For the seventh consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received a TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for its industry-leading ethanol safety program. RFA hosted numerous ethanol safety training events in 2018, giving more than 1,800 emergency responders the tools and information they need to effectively respond to

April 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Dr. Patrick Gruber Awarded the Millson Award for Invention by the AATCC

(Globe Newswire/Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced that Patrick Gruber has been named the recipient of the AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) Henry E. Millson award for invention for the development of a green chemistry-based continuous process for producing polylactic acid fibers known as PLA. A fiber

April 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Sen. Grassley Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was honored at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) in Washington DC this week with the Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy. Accepting the award, Grassley said he was honored, but noted that his “work’s not done yet.” The Iowa senator, who has been

April 5, 2019 Read Full Article

The 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2019

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington DC, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2019 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. It was third year at the top for LanzaTech, which also ranked #1 last year. The

April 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Board Recognized Five Ag Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

by Teia Goodwin (KTPM) The Nebraska Corn Board says that five recognition awards were presented to individual, educational and industry leaders at the Nebraska Corn Board’s 2019 awards dinner held March 28 in Lincoln. … The Ethanol Industry Appreciation Award was presented to Siouxland Ethanol out of Jackson. The ethanol plant

April 1, 2019 Read Full Article

SoCalGas’ George Minter Named RNG Champion

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) says George Minter, the company’s regional vice president of external affairs and environmental policy, was recently named “Renewable Natural Gas Champion” by Los Angeles-based nonprofit Climate Resolve. According to SoCalGas, Climate Resolve lauded Minter’s efforts to increase the use of renewable natural gas (RNG)

March 19, 2019 Read Full Article

NBB Commemorates National Biodiesel Day with Biodiesel Success Stories

(National Biodiesel Board)  Meet just a few of biodiesel’s movers and shakers making an impact in this innovative industry —  National Biodiesel Day takes place March 18, in honor of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. In the 1890s, Rudolf invented the diesel engine, which was designed to run on peanut oil. Rudolf knew early

March 15, 2019 Read Full Article

SEKAB’s Ylwa Alwarsdotter on International Bioeconomy List for the Third Time

(SEKAB) “I feel very privileged to be celebrated in this context. We need more strong women working to develop the bioeconomy in order to break the fossil fuel dependency,” says Ylwa Alwarsdotter, Strategic Market Development Officer at SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals. Il Bioeconomista is an international web magazine covering the bioeconomy.

March 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Borregaard LignoTech Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored Borregaard LignoTech with the organization’s Spring 2019 Achievement Award for their outstanding achievements and continuous contributions as the world leader in the development of lignin based renewable products. “The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium is proud to honor Borregaard LignoTech with its Spring

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Conference and Expo – Kotrba, of Rural Angus, Awarded for Work at Biodiesel Magazine

(Crookston Times) Ron Kotrba of rural Angus received the NBB’s Eye on Biodiesel-Influence award for his nearly 15 years of work at Biodiesel Magazine, an international trade journal published by BBI International out of Grand Forks.  Kotrba has served as editor of Biodiesel Magazine for nearly a decade, providing key insights

March 4, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA Presents Industry Award to East Kansas Agri-Energy

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce its 2019 Industry Award is being awarded to East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE), an ethanol and renewable diesel biorefinery in Garnett, Kan. RFA presented the award to the board and staff of EKAE today at the 24thannual National Ethanol Conference

February 22, 2019 Read Full Article

FSSAI Awards BioD Energy as an Authorised Aggregator for Its Repurpose Used Cooking Oil Initiative

by Navanwita Bora Sachdev (Tech Panda)  … The culmination event rewarded select stakeholders, driving the cause of ‘eat healthy’ and ‘eat safe’, among which, BioD Energy was recognised as an authorised aggregator for its Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) initiative. On receiving the recognition, Siddharth Vig, Vice President, BioD Energy India, said,

February 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Casey’s and Quick Oil Company Win Biofuel Marketing Awards Secretary Naig Recognizes Efforts to Promote Ethanol and Biodiesel

(FUELIowa) Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig awarded biofuel marketing awards to two central Iowa-based companies. Quick Oil Company in Perry was winner of the 2019 Biodiesel Marketing Award, and Casey’s General Stores headquartered in Ankeny received this year’s Ethanol Marketing Award. The annual awards, initiated 11 years ago by FUELIowa

January 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Industry Honors Biodiesel Champions

(National Biodiesel Board)  Annual awards highlight leaders who have contributed to biodiesel success — The National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to biodiesel. From long-time champions to present-day breakthroughs, the commercial biodiesel industry wouldn’t be where it is today without

January 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Gulfstream Notches G280 City-Pair Record Using Biofuel

by Kerry Lynch (AIN Online)  Gulfstream’s G280 set a city-pair record using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) on Wednesday while flying to California’s Van Nuys Airport to participate in yesterday’s industry-wide event, “Business Jet Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability,” held to promote the use of SAJF. The record flight spanned

January 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Out of Thousands of Eligible Organizations, Who Will Make the Hot 50– Who Will Get Your Vote? Expanded Voting Options via Twitter – Special Photo Voting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2019. Nominate companies here. Voting Rules Voting will be open to all registered subscribers of The Digest and invited selectors; this year, votes may also be cast

January 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented Casey’s General Stores and Quick Oil Company with the 2019 Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards at the FUEL-Iowa annual meeting Tuesday in Des Moines. The awards were created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to recognize fuel marketers that have gone

January 16, 2019 Read Full Article

2019 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year: Foster Brothers Farms

by Jim Dickrell (Dairy Herd)  … The Fosters were also the first in the state, in the early 1980s, to install and operate a methane digester. And in 1992, they formed Vermont Natural Ag Products Inc. (VNAP) to compost manure and other agricultural residuals to produce some two dozen compost soil

January 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Rebecca Smith Brings Enthusiasm, Ingenuity to Bear on Tough Lignin

by Max Witynski (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Rebecca Smith has loved plants for a long time. In fact, her interest stems from an AP biology class in high school.  “Something about the enormous variation and complexity in the plant kingdom sparked my interest,” says the assistant scientist at the Wisconsin Energy Institute

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Energy Biofuel Receives 2018 Project of the Year Award

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The South Carolina Biomass Council held an award ceremony Nov. 15 on the grounds of its 2018 Biomass Project of the Year Award recipient, Green Energy Biofuel, in Warrenville, South Carolina. Green Energy Biofuel won the award in recognition of its new GEB3 plant, an idled

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

MN Biofuels Awards Plymouth Station Holiday 2018 Distinguished Retailer; Releases 2018 Annual Report

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) named Plymouth Station Holiday as its 2018 Distinguished Retailer yesterday at the release of the former’s 2018 Annual Report in Prior Lake. “Plymouth Station Holiday was one of the first stations in Minnesota to offer E15 back in 2015. Since then they

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

The Hypocrisy Award II, EU Edition: 

(American Energy Society) 2nd place: More than nine countries and a dozen cities in Europe have announced they are going to ban internal combustion engines or diesel powered vehicles (including Paris, Madrid, Athens, Norway, France the United Kingdom); however, none have passed a law prohibiting anything.  1st place: Despite Energiewende policies that require

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Al-Corn Clean Fuel Support MN FFA

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Al-Corn Clean Fuel has been recognized by the Minnesota FFA Foundation for the company’s support of programing throughout southeast and southern Minnesota. The partnership between Al-Corn Clean Fuel and the Minnesota FFA Foundation allows for scholarship funds to assist 58 FFA chapters in select programs, including service projects.  READ MORE

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Omani Woman Scientist Wins UNESCO Fellowship for Research in Biofuels

(Muscat Daily)  An Omani woman scientist is among those honoured at the fifth edition of the L’Oréal-Unesco ‘For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship’.  Dr Lamya al Haj from the Sultan Qaboos University was recognised at a ceremony held on Monday along with four other extraordinary women from the GCC

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Industry Celebrates Growth, Honors 12 Companies

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today (December 4, 2028) the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) commenced the North American renewable natural gas (RNG) industry’s annual conference program in Dana Point, Calif., by celebrating industry growth and recognizing 12 companies for their development roles in eight of the RNG production

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel from Castor Oil: How Thabang Mabapa Is Helping Farmers

by Lesetja Malope (City Press)  … Thabang Mabapa is a self-confessed curious social entrepreneur who might just have a viable alternative to the country’s current fuel price crisis. He makes biofuel from castor oil extracted from castor trees and its growing demand is proving to be a disruptor in the commercial farming

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Application for the „Bio-based Material of the Year” 2019“ Award DEADLINE: late February 2019

For the 12th year in a row, the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year” will be granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry for finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products. The focus of the award is on new developments within these areas, which had been

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The 40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Impossible Foods took the #1 spot in the 2018 “40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The announcement was made live at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC Global), which is meeting

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Israeli Chemist, Finnish Engineer Awarded $1 Million Alternative Fuel Prize

by Shoshanna Solomon (Times of Israel)  Doron Aurbach, a professor of chemistry at Bar Ilan University, and Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors, a senior VP of technology at Finland’s Neste Oyj, honored in Tel Aviv  – An Israeli chemistry researcher and a Finnish chemical engineer are the winners of this year’s Eric and

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Consultative Expansion

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine spotlights a producer whose recent acquisition fulfills increased feedstock demand, a consulting firm that assists in market entry and production efficiencies, and the expansion of one of today’s fastest-growing biodiesel refiners.  —  BioJoe Renwick, founder and co-owner of Winnsboro, South Carolina-based Green Energy Biofuel, is

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientist Awarded OBE for Services to Engineering and Energy: Honour for Celtic Renewables Founder

(Edinburgh Napier University)  Leading biofuel and sustainability expert Professor Martin Tangney has been awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) at a ceremony in City Chambers Edinburgh for services to engineering and energy. The Edinburgh Napier University scientist, joins a select list of previous

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Announces Six Winners of the Young Algae Researcher Awards at the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Six student scientists were presented with this year’s Young Algae Researcher Awards for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit, held in The Woodlands, Texas Oct 14-17. The awards are presented at the annual conference to recognize  outstanding research projects by early-career scientists

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Kroger, City of Toronto Among Energy Vision’s RNG Leaders

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  At its annual awards reception in New York City last week, Energy Vision, a national nonprofit that researches and promotes low-carbon energy and transportation strategies, presented awards for entities helping speed the adoption of renewable natural gas (RNG). The 2018 Energy Vision awardees are as follows: The City

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Stora Enso’s Lignin Wins ‘Best Product Innovation’ at the ICIS Innovation Awards

(Cision/Stora Enso)  LineoTM by Stora Enso, launched earlier this year, has won ‘Best Product Innovation’ at the ICIS Innovation Awards 2018. ICIS, Independent Chemical Information Service, is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider. Stora Enso was shortlisted in its award category alongside other industry leaders. The judges recognised the impressive

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM’s Good News Bear Brings Completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … UPM received some exciting news last week from consultancy company Pöyry about their Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for UPM’s possible Kotka Biorefinery in Finland. Not only has the EIA been completed and submitted to the “authorities” for their final conclusions, it offers rave reviews of the

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Caltech Scientist Is among 3 Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Sparking ‘a Revolution in Evolution’

by Deborah Newtburn and Karen Kaplan (Los Angeles Times) … Frances Arnold, a biochemical engineer at Caltech, was awarded half of the $1.01-million prize for her pioneering experiments in the field known as directed evolution. The other half of the prize was split between George P. Smith of the University of Missouri in

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

United Nations Recognises UPM as One of 34 Global Compact LEAD Companies Demonstrating World-Class Commitment to Corporate Sustainability

(UPM)  UPM has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on 24 September 2018. “LEAD companies

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Six Green Fleets in Tennessee Prevent 575 Tons of CO2 Annually

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  … The Tennessee Green Fleets Certification Program, developed by Middle-West and East Tennessee Clean Fuels, uses performance-based metrics to analyze fleets’ vehicle and fuel-use data and compare new actions they have taken to what their footprint would have looked like without those actions. The program encompasses

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Silent Fuel: Methanol for Power, Fuels and Chemistry in a Low-Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Switzerland comes word of a technology for methanol synthesis plants which capture CO2 from the environment to create renewable methanol fuel. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s appropriately named Silent-Power. The company produces both industrial and modular plants and is working to bring

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels. But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that pay, then applications at scale. Let’s see how that work has been coming along. Applications that work Nylon, plastics, chemicals. This

July 13, 2018 Read Full Article

WaterKnight, Green Lizard, Solugen, Fero Labs Win at AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry start-up event

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals named 10 start-ups and chemical researchers as winners of the 2018 edition of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Imagine Chemistry challenge. To meet its sustainability and growth ambitions, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals continues to forge an innovation ecosystem around a model of collaborative innovation.

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

A Green Fleet Does Not Go Unnoticed: Georgia County Wins Top Honors

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Thanks in part to its “green fleet policy,” DeKalb County, Ga., has been awarded the No. 1 spot in this year’s edition of “The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas.” Sponsored by ICOM, FuelForce, Invers, Verizon, Protec Fuel and AssetWorks, the 16th annual contest “recognizes and rewards peak-performing

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Verdezyne, Ave Atque Vale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Southern California the report has arrived that Verdezyne is winding down as a company, and today is the last day of operations. The low oil price environment has claimed another victim among the renewable chemical pure-plays. Why oil prices have doomed more chemical players than

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

POET Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored POET, a privately held corporation headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the world’s largest producer of ethanol and other biorefined products, with the organization’s Spring 2018 Achievement Award at its spring meeting in Omaha on May 1, 2018. POET is recognized for its

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Lynn L. Bergeson Named One of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

(Bergeson & Campbell)  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the “Top 50:  2018 Women Super Lawyers” by Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Washington, D.C. edition.  Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes top lawyers via a multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation.

May 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Kenyan Cookstove Company Receives Global Energy Award

(Burn)  Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced Kenya-based BURN Manufacturing, makers of the JikokoaTM and KuniokoaTMcookstoves, has been awarded this year’s Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award. The annual award recognizes “game-changing companies” in the field of clean energy technology and innovation.  BURN’s Chief Operating Officer Boston Nyer accepted the honor this week

April 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Northern Forest Center, Calgren Dairy Fuels Win Industry Awards

(Biomass Magazine)  BBI International and Biomass Magazine named its annual industry award winners at the 11th International Biomass Conference & Expo underway in Atlanta, Georgia. The Groundbreaker of the Year Award is designed to recognize people, companies or organizations that have helped demonstrate and advance the bioenergy industry by breaking ground, and making meaningful

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 Ethanol Producer Award Winners Announced

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The winners of the first-ever Ethanol Producer Awards have been chosen. Ethanol Producer Magazine collected nominations in five categories: The Good Neighbor Award, Board of the Year, Project of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Workplace of the Year. Editorial staff and the magazine’s editorial

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Receives Sixth TRANSCAER® Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  For the sixth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association has received a TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for hosting a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders. The TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award is given in recognition of extraordinary achievement by an individual

April 10, 2018 Read Full Article

LanzaTech is #1!

(Lanza Tech)  In Washington, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2018 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. It was the third year at the top for LanzaTech, which also ranked #1 in 2017 and 2015. Amyris came it

March 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for Lineo by Stora Enso

(Stora Enso/Cision)  Lineo™by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018. Shortlisted alongside products from Clean Plus Inc. and The Chemours Company, the judges recognised the potential of Lineo, made from versatile wood-based raw

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

SEKAB’s Ylwa Alwarsdotter Acknowledged by International Magazine Il Bioeconomista

(SEKAB)  On International Women’s Day, the international web magazine Il Bioeconomista, acknowledges the women who have contributed most to the evolution of the bioeconomy. For the second consecutive year Ylwa Alwarsdotter from Swedish biofuels company SEKAB is one of the twelve women on the list.  “I am very proud to be

March 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Vertimass Named Winner of National Corn Growers Association Competition: “Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals”

(Vertimass/PR Newswire)  Vertimass’ ethanol to renewable fuels and chemicals offers exceptional corn growth potential  —  The National Corn Growers Association named Vertimass LLC as one of six awardees of the “Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals” Competition.  This prestigious recognition was announced at

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Canada Named as ATW’s Eco-Airline of the Year for 2018

(GreenAir Online)  Industry magazine Air Transport World has named Air Canada as 2018 Eco-Airline of the Year among its annual airline industry awards. The judges cited the carrier’s commitment to emissions reductions through supporting the development of alternative fuels and its numerous green programmes and partnerships, including being the first airline in the world

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Touts More GHG Reductions, New Rank on the Global 100 List

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Oil refiner and renewable diesel producer Neste Corp. announced that its renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions by 8.3 million metric tons last year. The reduction is equivalent to removing 3 million passenger vehicles—or nearly half of the cars in Los Angeles, for example—from the roads

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Group Honors California Clean Fuel Leader

(National Biodiesel Board)  Celia DuBose receives National Climate Leader Award — California skylines are greener thanks to one industry leader’s contributions. Last week at the California Advanced Biofuel Alliance annual conference the National Biodiesel Board honored that leader, Celia DuBose, with the Climate Leader Award. “California air quality is shaped in large part by

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, as voted by the invited international Selectors and subscribers of The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. READ MORE

March 6, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Celtic Renewables Founder Awarded Honorary OBE

(Celtic Renewables)  Leading biofuel and sustainability expert Professor Martin Tangney – founder of Celtic Renewables – has been awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The Queen makes honorary awards to non-British citizens on the advice of the UK Foreign Office. The Edinburgh based

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Industry Honors Biodiesel Champions, Reflects on History

(National Biodiesel Board)  Annual awards highlight 25 years of biodiesel success  —  As the U.S. biodiesel industry celebrates 25 years, the National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to biodiesel. From long-time champions to present-day breakthroughs, the commercial biodiesel industry wouldn’t

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Eye on Biodiesel Initiative Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (BiodieselConference.org)  This year’s Eye on Biodiesel Initiative award was presented to HERO BX founder Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III. With a vision to help revitalize Erie, Pennsylvania with a return to a booming manufacturing sector, Black founded Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX in 2005. He envisioned a

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (BiodieselConference.org)  Minnesota has been a leader in the biodiesel industry for decades and Mike Youngerberg has been working since 1986 to advance soybean industry priorities as a member of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association staff. Mike’s dedication earned him the

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Named Resource Champion

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bioindustrial Innovation Canada as one of Canada’s Resource Champions for its efforts to promote natural resources development and trade in Canada. BIC is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia-Ontario that was founded in 2008. In 2015, the organization

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Kwik Trip Recognized with Ethanol Marketing Award in Iowa; Iowa 80 Truckstop with Biodiesel Marketing Award

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has announced Kwik Trip Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott as winners of the 2018 Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. The awards were created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to recognize fuel

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Newsweek Names United Airlines Top Global Carrier in 2017 Green Rankings

(United Airlines)  United Airlines ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek’s 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, one of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. United placed 59th among 500 U.S. brands and 100th among 500 global brands, further strengthening the company’s position as a leading sustainable

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biogas Plant in Northern Ireland Wins Sustainability Award

(Bioenergy Insight)  A biogas plant close to the town of Ballymena in Northern Ireland has been recognised in the Sustainable Ireland Awards. The Tully Quarry plant produces biogas from 100% chicken litter. Built by biogas technology specialists Xergi, the facility has won the award for best project in the energy production

January 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

(U.S. Department of Education)  The aim of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is to inspire schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to strive for 21st century excellence by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ. To that end, the award recognizes schools, districts,

January 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Turning Prawns into Plastic: Schoolgirl Angelina Arora Fights Science Stereotypes

by Liam Mannix (Sydney Morning Herald)  Angelina Arora was sitting in her local fish and chip shop looking at all the discarded fish waste. Piles of crab shells, prawn tails and fish heads. Kilos and kilos of it, all destined for the bin. There had to be a better way, the 15-year-old budding young

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

24-Year-Old Calgarian Honoured for Innovation that Turns Canola Oil into Biofuel

by Sarah Rieger (CBC News)  Nabaa Alam named an Everyday Political Citizen by Samara Canada  —  … University of Alberta graduate Nabaa Alam was named an Everyday Political Citizen by civic engagement non-profit Samara Canada on Thursday. When Alam was in his last year of chemical engineering studies in university, he was the lead

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

ArcelorMittal Gets Nod from World Economic Forum for Integrating Circular Economy Principles into Its Business Model

(ArcelorMittal)  The world’s most prestigious award programme for the circular economy, The Circulars, has highly commended ArcelorMittal for demonstrating leadership and innovation by applying circular economy principles to its business models. … Partnering with technical and industry leaders to develop and scale up ground-breaking carbon capture and utilisation technology, resulting in

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

The Ham Trick Campaign and the EduCycle Learning Game Won Acclaim at International Communications and Marketing Awards

(Neste)  The Ham Trick campaign, a demonstration of circular economy in action, and EduCycle, a learning game that makes use ofaugmented reality, won awards in two prestigious marketing and communications competitions yesterday. The Ham Trick (Kinkkutemppu in Finnish) won gold at the 2017 European Excellence Awards (EEA) awards in Hamburg, for the best communications initiative

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest’s Hot 50 Voting Begins

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today is the first day for voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy poll. Time to support your favorites – the companies that you think have shown that they have the Right Stuff.   Who will win? First-gen technologies that have stood the

November 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Shell, bio-bean and Coffee-Drinkers Collaborate to Help Power London’s Buses

(Business Wire/Shell)  Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. The B20 biofuel contains a 20% bio-component which contains part coffee oil. The biofuel is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Method that Cuts Sugarcane Emissions Gets Global Prize

(SciDev.Net) Brazilian awarded prize for method that reduces emissions from cane cultivation; Nitrous oxide emissions cut by 95 per cent through use of inhibitors in fertiliser; Work could contribute to meeting Brazil’s Paris climate agreement targets A Brazilian scientist who developed a method that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane cultivation has been

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Dreaming Green with Biodiesel

by Portia Mlilo (The Voice) Despite a recent setback, Mogotsi Samotongwa is determined not to give up on his dream.  The Botho University accountancy student wants to produce biodiesel from animal fat and vegetable oil. His idea saw him selected as a top ten finalist in the recently ended Citizen Entrepreneurial Development

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Named One of Six Finalists in 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards

(AZO Cleantech)  UPM Biofuels is one of six finalists for the Industry Leadership category in Bioenergy at the 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards – often described as the Oscars of the energy industry. UPM Biofuels is nominated for its wood-based low emission advanced UPM BioVerno biofuels, and its one-of-a-kind commercial scale

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Producing High Productivity Microalgae with Flexible Composition

by Mohammad-Matin Hanifzadeh (Algae Industry Magazine)  Editor’s note: Matin is a PhD graduate research assistant at the University of Toledo. He has worked for more than five years on research related to improving economic and environmental sustainability of algae production. During his research, he was able to reduce 50-80% of the cost

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

CSNews’ 2017 Fuels Leader of the Year Is…

by Angela Hanson (Convenience Store News)  Through the efforts of the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association (MSSA) and its executive director Lance Klatt, among others, retailers and consumers alike are growing their adoption of E15, making it an increasingly important part of the future fuels landscape. While E15

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Call from the SD Hall: Broin Changed the World of Biofuels

by Caitlynn Peetz (The Daily Republic)  … Thirty years into a career in biofuels, (Jeff) Broin has built POET from a one-plant operation that started in Scotland, S.D., to today’s 28 plants that produce more than 1.75 billion gallons of ethanol annually, making POET the largest producer of biofuels in the

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Nominations Open for 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 40 Hottest Early-Stage Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Nominate companies here. Eligibility: Any companies engaged in the advanced bioeconomy as a producer, supplier, investor or partner companies are eligible who were founded on or

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Siouxland Ethanol Receives Grassroots Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented this year’s Grassroots Award to Siouxland Ethanol LLC of Jackson, Nebraska. … “The efforts of this group provide a shining example to others who seek to replicate their success,” Bunkers said. “They have hosted E15 and E30 fuel promotion events and they have

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Awards POET’s Jeff Broin 10th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  For those in the biofuels industry, the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is a must. This year’s World Congress will feature a 12-session Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms track, covering everything from new technologies in the biofuels space to how to protect innovations in the

July 10, 2017 Read Full Article

New B20 Club Member, Al Warren Oil Co., Committed to Biodiesel

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  In recognition of its work in reducing motor vehicle emissions and supporting the Illinois economy, the B20 Club welcomes Al Warren Oil Co. Inc. as its newest member. Sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program, in partnership with the American Lung Association in Illinois, the B20 Club recognizes Illinois-based fleets and municipalities

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

ASTM Awards Ethanol Industry Leaders

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Two ethanol industry technical experts were honored this week by members of ASTM International gathered for their D02 2017 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants presented Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Director of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis with the “Award

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

The Winners of the National Recycling Awards Have Been Announced

(Materials Recycling World)  The winners of the National Recycling Awards 2017 were revealed on 28 June at the prestigious London Hilton, Park Lane, where the industry came together for a night to celebrate excellence, innovation and best practice across the sector. ACM Environmental has won the Equipment Innovation Award and

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska, has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure by funding higher-blend ethanol pumps at stations across the state. “The goal is not just to produce ethanol, but to give every Nebraskan the opportunity to use it,” said Seth

June 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Recognizes Staff Milestones

(National Biodiesel Board)  Leading biodiesel association brings value to members through experience  —  The National Biodiesel Board has a staff team made up of experts in a wide range of fields with more than 180 years collectively at the organization, with even more experience directly involved in the biodiesel industry

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA’s Cooper Receives 2017 High Octane Award

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The award, established in 2000 by BBI International, recognizes a person “who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the years” and “whose passion and unstoppable pursuits have significantly benefited the ethanol industry,” according to BBI. The FEW awards committee, which considers

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Chemical Engineering Student Recognized by American Association of University Women

(University of Arkansas)  Humeyra Ulusoy-Erol, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, has been selected to receive an AAUW International Doctoral Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Founded in 1881, AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The organization’s mission is “advancing equity

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

40 Under 40 Class of 2017: Jenna Long

by A. Kam Napier (Pacific Business News)  Jenna Long, 31, Director of operations, Pacific Biodiesel The state’s only commercial biofuel producer is humming along in Keaau, on the Big Island, a family-run business that pioneered that form of renewable energy in Hawaii, where Jenna Long, 31, is director of operations. Pacific

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Vonnie Estes to Receive 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/BusinessWire)  Estes to accept award and deliver remarks at 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology  —  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that biotech industry veteran Vonnie Estes will receive the 4th annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology. The award will be presented

June 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Champions of Change

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Past FEW Award of Excellence winners reflect on decades of research advocacy and leadership —  Marty Andreas, the late Archer Daniels Midland Co. executive, once followed Charles Abbas out of a boardroom after a fervent discussion about, of all things, thermophiles. Abbas, a veteran

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine Announces 2017 Readers Poll Winners

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae Industry Magazine announced winners in its 2017 Readers Poll in the following categories: Algae Ambassador; Save Our World Application; Political Event or Action that Impacted Our Industry; Culinary Innovation, Chef, Recipe or Restaurant; Algae Photograph, Art or Video;  Algae Education Institution; Algae Scientist or Researcher; Algae

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Entrepreneur Scoops Old Mutual Funding to Develop Biofuel Enterprise

(BizCommunity)  At an event held on 27 May 2017, Old Mutual Foundation, in partnership with Red Bull, announced Thabang Mabapa as the winner of their “business pitch challenge” A combined judging panel from Old Mutual and Red Bull met on 11 May to interrogate the submissions, with their key criteria

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

McLean AAUW Honors Student for STEM Research

(Inside NOVA)  The McLean Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded Rose Rasty, a junior at George C. Marshall High School, the 2017 STEM Excellence Award at the AAUW Branch Annual Dinner, held May 25 at River Bend Country Club. The award recognized the work done

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“… We believe that the agricultural potential of the world is virtually untapped. The world is beginning to learn that we need to return to the sun, the soil and the seed.”   POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin who will receive the 10th annual George Washington Carver Award

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin to Receive 2017 BIO George Washington Carver Award

(Business Wire/Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  Broin to accept award and deliver remarks at 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology  —  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin will receive the 10th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

BioAmber Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Outstanding Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored BioAmber with the organization’s Spring 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award for their leadership and commercial progress in the biorenewable industry, successfully deploying the largest renewable succinic acid plant in the world. BioAmber has announced the siting of a second plant to produce

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Helps UConn Gain Green Rating at All 8 Dining Halls

by Stephanie Reitz (UConn Communications/Biodiesel Magazine)  UConn has become one of a select few public universities in the U.S. to achieve green certification for every dining hall on campus, based on practices used at each site to promote environmental sustainability. The nonprofit Green Restaurant Association recently certified all of UConn’s

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Optimus Technologies Receives Award for B100 Conversion System

(Optimus Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection presented Pittsburgh-based Optimus Technologies and 20 other organizations from across the state with the 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. According to DEP, their projects “represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public service in environmental stewardship”. Optimus partnered with Pittsburgh

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

California Drivers Fuel Up for a Dollar as Propel Fuels Launches 105 Octane Tour

(Propel/Military Technologies) Propel Fuels is launching the „105 Octane Tour” this week in California, offering Flex Fuel E85 for $1.05 per gallon at several retail locations to drive awareness of the fuel’s high octane rating which provides increased power and acceleration, while reducing emissions and air pollution. E85 is a clean-burning

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Earns 5th TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for the fifth year in a row in recognition for a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders. The award is for extraordinary achievement by an individual person, company, organization

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Norfolk Southern Recognizes Ethanol Shippers in 2016 Safety Award

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol producers were among 55 customers recognized by the Norfolk Southern for shipping at least 1,000 carloads of hazardous products over the railroad without a single incident during 2016. Collectively, the companies safely shipped 208,503 carloads of chemical products. Ethanol shippers included Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, Illinois,

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2017 – Day 2

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC guests heard Governor Paul LePage from Maine invite all of us to his beautiful Northern state that has many existing and promising biomass projects and even backyard farms that grow tomatoes year round in that chilly Maine weather believe it or not. His

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2017 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings. The annual rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in fuels and integrated biorefinery development, are based on votes from an invited

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Iogen CEO Foody Lands Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy was presented to Brian Foody at the 2017 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference. The award was presented to Mr. Foody by Jim Lane, Editor and Publisher, Biofuels Digest. Commenting on the award, Lane said, “Brian Foody

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Brian Foody Receives Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement Award

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Iogen’s Brian Foody receives Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement Award at Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  Leading Iogen from a 2004 biochemical company to a leading supplier of cellulosic ethanol in the US market, Foody might attribute part of the reason that he

March 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Schmidt Fund Awards Go to Projects with Transformative Potential

by Catherine Zandonella (News at Princeton)  Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. The projects include a technology for improving ultrasound’s grainy images, a system for boosting biofuel production, and

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol CEO Honored at National Conference

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler, cofounder of California’s first ethanol production company, has received the Renewable Fuels Association’s 2017 Industry Award. The award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate great dedication and innovation within the industry. Koehler, who is also vice chairman of the

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Montclair State University Professor Receives PECASE Award

(Montclair State University/Biomass Magazine) Pankaj Lal, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Studies and associate director of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, is among 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The awards, announced by President Obama on Jan. 9, are

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Contest Winners from Waukee and Treynor Focus on Benefits of E15 and Biodiesel

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) “Fuel the Future” High School Video Contest gives students a chance to grow their expertise in the fuel and technology of a new generation. This year, Jacob Roush and Dylan Smith of Waukee combined both their tech savvy and renewable

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Flying Towards a More Sustainable Future: United Airlines Honored as ‘Eco-Airline of the Year’

(United Airlines)  United receives highest recognition from Air Transport World magazine for its leadership in environmental action; Airline commits to having a lower carbon footprint than its two largest U.S. competitors in 2017  —  For the second time since launching its industry-leading Eco-Skies program, United Airlines was named the Eco-Airline of

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose work keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Champ Richard Childress Makes NASCAR Hall of Fame

(Growth Energy)  This week, Growth Energy will join racing fans across the country to celebrate the induction of NASCAR’s 2017 Hall of Fame honorees, including racing legend Richard Childress, a longtime champion for ethanol-based fuels. “Richard Childress purchased his first racecar for $20 dollars at the age of 17 and

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions who have had a major impact on the use of biodiesel. Clean air champions, policy

January 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Voting Begins for Biofuels Digest’s Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy

(Biofuels Digest)  It’s time for voting for the Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy together, and as with all Digest rankings and lists, we’d like you to participate.   It’s easy, Just check the ones you want to vote for or write in names that weren’t submitted in the public

January 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Northey Recognizes Efforts by Fuel Marketers to Offer and Promote Renewable Fuels

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Charlie Good from Good & Quick in Nevada and Richard Weiner from Cartersville Elevator, Inc. in Nora Springs are the 2017 winners of the Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. The awards were created by the Iowa Department

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2017 Nominations Open DEADLINE: January 8, 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We are making our list of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy together, but as with all Digest rankings and lists, we’d like you to participate.  The nominations link is here. We’d like you to suggest as many people as you like, and in a

January 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Community Heroes Awards DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

(Awake Africa)  The Community Heroes Awards is an initiative of African Centre for Peace Building and Awake Africa Magazine which seeks to identify, celebrate and honor individuals and organizations who have committed themselves to promote development at the grassroots through social work, entrepreneurship and selfless leadership. About the organizers: The

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Baguio Students Create Biofuel from Wild ‘Gabi’ Plant

by Enrico Belga Jr. (Rappler)  Dubbed as ‘Bio-Gab,’ the group’s biofuel invention converts wild taro, which is hazardous to humans and animals, into a bioethanol that can fuel cars  —  … This need also motivated a group of college students from St Louis University in Baguio City to create alternative fuel derived

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

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