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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

You’re the Top: Biogreen Diesel Gets Picked as South Africa’s Top Biodiesel Prodicer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Africa, Frost & Sullivan recognised Biogreen Diesel with the 2016 South Africa Company of the Year Award. Biogreen has risen to eminence in the biodiesel industry for pioneering a closed-loop system wherein cooking oils no longer fit for human consumption are removed from

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

MERCOSUL Award to Brazilian Student for Microalgae DC Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Angelo Paggi Matos, a doctoral student from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in Brasília, Brazil, has been awarded an honorable mention by MERCOSUL Science and Technology Awards — Category: Young Scientist, with a work entitled: Biochemical composition of microalgae cultured in desalination concentrate: from laboratory measurements

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Colorado Engineering Council’s Top Awards

(The Villager)  The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado announced the winners of its 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) on Nov. 7 at a celebration luncheon held at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. A Grand Conceptor Award, presented for the overall best engineering project, was awarded to

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Frost & Sullivan Recognises Biogreen Diesel as Top Producer of Biodiesel in the South African Market

(Frost & Sullivan/PR Newswire)  Biogreen has demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment and society by actively removing harmful waste oils from the food chain  —   Based on its recent analysis of the biofuels market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Biogreen Diesel with the 2016 South Africa Company of the

November 29, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016

(UPM)  UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. The judges were looking for a company that

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Masdar Institute Faculty Wins 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Award

by Clarence Michael (Masdar Institute)  Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi Presents Award to Dr. Hanifa Taher Al Blooshi for Research in Designing A NEW Novel System for Enzymatic Biodiesel Production – Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, and President of Zayed

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Jet Fuels Consortium Recognizes USDA Leaders

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) has awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture Ohio Rural Development State Director Tony Logan its 2016 Partnership Award. An industry initiative sponsored by airlines, aircraft and engine manufacturers, airports, and the Federal Aviation Administration, CAAFI’s primary goal is promoting the

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Reverdia, Gingko BioWorks, Rennovia, Leaf Resources, Mango Materials Take Top Slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy dailies. Last year, Reverdia ranked #12. Gingko BioWorks (#2), Rennovia (#3), Leaf Resources (#4),

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Reverdia Tops the Bioeconomy Hot 40

(Reverdia)  Reverdia has been awarded the #1 spot in this year’s ‘40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy’. The ranking is an important industry endorsement of innovation and achievement in bio-based chemicals and materials. This recognition builds upon a successful year for Reverdia. It has launched partnerships with Protea Chemicals, Xinhuarun

November 3, 2016 Read Full Article

The National Recycling Awards 2017 Are Open for Entries

(MRW) The UK’s biggest celebration of recycling and waste management excellence — The National Recycling Awards recognise excellence across the industry and beyond in addressing recycling, reuse and waste reduction – and are judged by their peers. Entry Deadline is the 20 January.  READ MORE

November 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

AACC – Climate Leadership Awards DEADLINE: November 1, 2016

(Solution Generation)  Solution Generation, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), will honor one AACC member college with a $10,000 award for its excellence in climate leadership. Solution Generation will reward the institution that demonstrates a clear commitment to advancing environmental sustainability and climate change awareness in

October 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Calls for Nominations for 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards DEADLINE: December 31, 2016

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product helping to protect public health and the environment. “Green chemistry innovations couple scientific brilliance with

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

AlgaEnergy Wins Business Award for the Environment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  AlgaEnergy, a Madrid, Spain-based company that develops and commercializes high-quality nutritional, cosmetic and energy products derived from microalgae, has been awarded the European Business Awards for the Environment 2015/2016 – Section Spain, by the Biodiversity Foundation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The biannual awards

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Named Finalist for 2016 Platts Global Energy Awards / Low Carbon Fuel Retailer Recognized for Driving Fuel Volumes Six-Times the National Average Through Unparalleled Innovation in Customer Experience

(Propel Fuels/Marketwired)  Propel Fuels, the top retailer of low carbon fuels in California, was recently named as a finalist for the prestigious 2016 Platts Global Energy Awards. As a finalist for the Industry Leadership Award, Propel was recognized for driving low carbon fuel volumes six-times the national average through unparalleled

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

NatureWorks Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Outstanding Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored NatureWorks LLC with the organization’s Fall 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to the commercialization, with their Ingeo materials portfolio, of plastics and chemicals derived from 100 percent annual renewable resources. “The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium is proud to honor NatureWorks

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: Tom Buis Receives America’s Fuel Award

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 19, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the Growth Energy board of directors, Tom Buis, was presented with the America’s Fuel award. The award is the highest honor given by Growth Energy, and is presented to an individual who has made significant

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

UK’s Argent Energy Wins Awards for Waste-Based Biodiesel Supply

(Argent Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016: the Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year Award and the highest accolade, the Grand Prix, or Winner of Winners,

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Voting Opens for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 50. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Voting will be open to all registered subscribers of The Digest and invited

September 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Voting Opens for the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 40. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Voting Rules Voting will be open to all registered subscribers of The

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Honeywell Receives Awards For Pioneering Environmentally Preferable Technologies

(Honeywell/PR Newswire)  Honeywell Solstice® yf mobile air conditioning refrigerant and Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ provide alternatives for global transportation  —   Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that two of its research teams were recognized with Heroes of Chemistry Awards for the development of environmentally preferable technologies. The awards from the American

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 25 Advanced Bioeconomy Stories of the Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We looked at the past year, and these are the 25 Top Stories of the Year, as measured by the number of readers. 25 The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels … 23 What’s Changing in Biofuels? The Top

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

ACE Honors Sheetz for E15 Efforts

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol named Sheetz Inc. as the 2016 recipient of the group’s Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award. ACE cited Sheetz for its leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in North Carolina, as well as being one of

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The Hot 40 and Hot 50 for 2016-17: Nominations Open for Annual Advanced Bioeconomy Rankings

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who will be #1 – who will get your vote? Photo Voting expanded – special bonus votes for most original artwork.  —  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy and the 40 Hottest Early-Stage

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was back in 2010 that the first large-scale set of projects were funded to to test innovative concepts for the beneficial use of carbon dioxide, part of a Recovery Act investment into carbon capture technology. The DOE pumped$106 million into the effort. 12 projects

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Opportunities: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Through The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development — tackling climate change, water, and chemical issues. Here

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies Land 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA announced that Verdezyne, CB&I, Albemarle, Dow AgroSciences, Newlight Technologies and Princeton Professor Paul Chirik are winners of the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Awards. Though less well-known than the Presidential Challenge on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition — think of it as basically

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

FEW Recognizes Abbas, Buis for Contributions to Fuel Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Tom Buis and Charles Abbas were honored at the 32nd annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Buis, co-chair and past CEO of Growth Energy, received the High Octane award which acknowledges a person whose passion and unstoppable pursuits significantly have

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Indian Students Build Machine to Convert Cooking Oil to Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  A team of three Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) students have come up with a prototype called FAME One to convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel. The invention, which outwardly resembles a washing machine, is not only eco-friendly but also affordable, which open doors for its use

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Evolva Animated Video Scores Platinum at Hermes Awards

(Evolva)  Evolva dedicates award to Phil Robinson, the late-great creative genius who directed this unique three-minute video on biotech and brewing — Evolva (SIX: EVE) announces that its animated explainer video received top marks in the Hermes Creative Award competition, achieving a Platinum score, the highest category possible. Evolva is dedicating

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Honors CB&I with Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

(CB&I/PR Newswire)   CB&I (NYSE: CBI) today announced it has been awarded the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its AlkyClean® process technology, a solid acid catalyst alkylation technology jointly developed by CB&I, Albermarle and Neste Oil. The EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge program

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

DuPont Wins a Bulldog Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business” for the 2015 Opening of its Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery

(Dupont)  Award Honors the Company’s Effective Communications around the Opening of the Plant  —  This week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) received a Media Relations “Gold” Award for “Best New Product Launch – Business,” from Bulldog Reporter. A global leader in the biofuels market, DuPont was recognized for the communications strategy

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana Fuel Leaders Recognized for Their Commitment to Ethanol

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Corn Marketing Council recently recognized two Hoosier renewable energy leaders for their commitment to providing ethanol-blended fuel options to consumers across Indiana and beyond. Mike and Ann Ackerman of Circle A Food Mart and John DiMartini of The Andersons, Inc. were presented awards

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Wins TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  For the fourth time, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has won the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for hosting its series of ethanol safety seminars last year for first and emergency responders. The award is given in recognition of great achievement in rfalogo1support of the TRANSCAER initiative,

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Honors Two Biodiesel Champions

(National Biodiesel Board)  Harvard University & NJ’s Medford Township Public Schools Reduce Carbon Emissions with America’s Advanced Biofuel  —  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to the environment, which includes a carbon reduction strategy fueled by biodiesel.  The EPA recognized Harvard

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists DEADLINE: August 1, 2016

(Science Magazine)  This Prize was created to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and we need to encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research. Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Scott Peters Named a Biotech Legislator of the Year

by  Bradley J. Fikes  (San Diego Union-Tribune)  San Diego congressman earning a national reputation in field  — … The largest biotech trade group in the country, BIO announced the award to Peters Wednesday. BIO also honored other legislators, including Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, a Republican; and Sen. Joe Donnelly of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Austrian Biodiesel Technology Provider Wins Award for BTL Process

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  BDI-BioEnergy International AG received an innovation award for its biomass-to-liquid technology, called BioCrack, March 29 during Austria’s State Awards Innovation 2016 ceremony held by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Industry. BDI was awarded the prestigious VERENA award, which is an acronym for Verbund

April 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

NexSteppe Inc. CEO Selected to Receive the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Businesswire)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today that President and CEO of NexSteppe, Anna Rath, has been selected by a committee of her peers to be the recipient of the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award. The Rosalind Franklin Award was established by BIO to honor an outstanding woman in

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™ at the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver last week. Held every two years in Vancouver, BC the GLOBE Series of conferences has become the pre-eminent platform for discussion of environmental

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

KLM Launches New Series of Biofuel Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam

(Newswire.com)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The flights are marking yet another step in the right direction towards phasing in jet biofuel in the aviation industry. The flights will depart from Avinor’s Oslo

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Outstanding Achievement Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) with the organization’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for the company’s continuous contributions to the deployment of biochemical and advanced cellulosic biofuels. “The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium is proud to honor DuPont with its 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award,” said

March 31, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fly Green Fund Wins Biofuel Partnership of the Year Award

(SkyNRG) During the award ceremonies at the World Biofuel Markets conference, the Fly Green Fund was announced as the winner of the Biofuel Partnership of the Year Award. The Fly Green Fund was launched in June 2015. Founders are SkyNRG, the Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA) and Karlstad Airport,

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Chairman Dr. Robert Graham Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at ABLC 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Ensyn Chairman Dr. Robert Graham has received the 2016 Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy.  …  Commenting on the award, Jim Lane said “Bob Graham founded Ensyn in the early 1980’s and has led his company over an impressive 32 year career, overseeing

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest

For Immediate Release February 11, 2016—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the sixth consecutive year, recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “Recognition by the readers and editors of Biofuels Digest,

February 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2016 as nominated and voted by the readers of The Digest and the publication’s editorial board. For comparison purposes, the The Top People for 2015 rankings are here.  READ MORE Editor’s note:  See Advanced Biofuels USA

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Third-party Groups Highlight NBB Successes with Industry Awards

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) The National Biodiesel Board was honored by a number of third-party organizations in 2015 for successful efforts and achievements in advancing the biodiesel industry. Honors came from regional and national organizations, and recognized staff members, marketing efforts and the organization as a whole. “It’s an honor to

January 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

12 Billion More Cleaner Burning Miles Annually with Biodiesel, PACCAR, Peterbilt, Kenworth

(National Biodiesel Board)  Vehicle manufacturer support for America’s Advanced Biofuel going strong — More than 100,000 trucks join renewable fuel ranks as PACCAR embraces biodiesel blends in its engines, old and new. Considering average mileage, these trucks alone have the potential to run 12 billion miles annually, and they are just

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl of Des Moines won first place in IRFA’s 6th Annual “Fuel the Future” video contest for Iowa high school students. The IRFA awarded the senior from Des Moines Roosevelt High School a $1,000 grand prize

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016

(Green Energy Biofuels)  The World Future Energy Summit that began in Abu Dhabi with a call for the world to turn the words of the COP21 Paris Agreement into tangible action – perfectly showcased the shortlisted nominees for the $4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize. Since the historic Paris Agreement

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Sunliquid Is Awarded the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

(Clariant)  Sunliquid prevailed against 14 competitors in the category Process Innovations; Cellulosic ethanol made with sunliquid® technology is groundbreaking for climate and environmental protection; Biofuel enables up to 95% savings in greenhouse gas emissions without competing with food resources Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was honored for its innovative sunliquid

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest has released the 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016, as voted by the Digest’s global readership. The Readers were surveyed over December and January, and rated more than 100 individual molecules “of little interest now”, “some interest now, maybe more later,”

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders. They are also superb educators for our next generation of algae scientists and business leaders. The Algae Ambassadors have inspired

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Purdue Engineer Receives Top Award from Obama

(Purdue University) Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University’s School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama. The award, announced Dec. 22, is the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Lux Research Highlights Top 10 Innovative Companies From 2015

by Michael Holman (Lux Research)  In 2015, Lux Research analysts profiled 1,189 companies across 20 different emerging technologies. As the year end approaches, we polled the analyst team to select the top 10 companies we covered in 2015 that are poised to make a significant impact on their target industries.

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

NREL’s Min Zhang Keeps Her “Bugs” Happy, Leading to Biofuel Breakthroughs

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Scientist Min Zhang has a special relationship with Zymomonas mobilis, a rod-shaped bacterium that has bioethanol-producing capabilities. Of her 80 peer-reviewed papers and 21 U.S. patents in the field of biochemistry and biofuels, many reference this sugar-eating “bug.” Their fortuitous pairing

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

BETO-Funded Projects Win at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

(U.S. Department of Energy) Two projects funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) have received awards at this year’s 2015 R&D 100 Awards. The annual “Oscars of Invention” awards recognize excellence in innovative technologies; BETO projects have had strong showings as finalists and winners in the past, and this year

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

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