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Leahy among Lawmakers Taking Farm Bill to Conference

(WCAX)   Both houses of Congress have passed their respective versions of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that affects farmers around the country. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, will try to come together to pass one version of the bill. Farm bill negotiations

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Association of Warm Season Grass Producers Meeting Goals

by Will Brandau (Association of Warm Season Grass Producers)  The Association is experiencing success meeting our primary objectives. 1. Promotes the planting and use of warm-season grasses I know of 4 producers expanding the acreage they maintain. We have 3 new producers planting for the first time. 2. Works to maximize

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at the BIO World Congress: Dinneen Steps Down at RFA, Cooper Succeeds; EPA Hearings in DC; Organic Solar Cells; Lygos rockin’; Biomaterials Advance; Iffy News for Algae Tech.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … News spread like wildfire at the 2018 BIO World Congress in Philadelphia that Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen will transition into the role of RFA’s Senior Strategic Advisor, and Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will assume the position of President and CEO in October

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

ADVANCEFUEL at EU Sustainable Energy Week

(ADVANCEFUEL)  The ADVANCEFUEL project was represented at the EU Sustainable Energy Week, with a stall in its Networking Village on 6 June in Brussels. The stall was hsoted by Ayla Uslu (ECN) and Ric Hoefnagels (Utrecht University), with support from Greenovate! Europe. The event gave ADVANCEFUEL partners to meet interesting stakeholders and

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Announces Leadership Succession Plan

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) made an announcement today that marks the beginning of a new era for the ethanol industry’s leading trade association. Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will assume the position of president and CEO in October 2018, while current President and CEO Bob Dinneen will

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofutures: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Queensland Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Queensland’s vision is for a $1 billion sustainable and export-oriented industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector, attracting significant international investment and creating regional, high-value and knowledge-intensive jobs. The Biofutures Roadmap provides the leadership required to help Queensland leverage its strategic advantages and secure its share of the global

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

New Algae Bloom Remediation Group Starting

(National Algae Association)  There is a growing ‘state of emergency’ on the expansion of algae blooms in the US and throughout the world. This group is a collaboration of algae bloom remediation technologies (proven to work outside the lab, scalable and have a low CAPEX) and commercially-minded algae researchers. Algae bloom

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance Launches Website

(North America Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  The North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NASCAA) has launched a new website. The new online hub, which can be reached at www.NACSAA.net, was announced June 25 during a webinar of the Alliance’s steering committee. The site’s homepage prominently features the NACSAA mission of

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Scholarship Program Announces 2018 Winners

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates the 2018 scholarship recipients Keithen Drury, Brett Galles, and Emma Baker. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s scholarship program to help further their collegiate education. … Keithen Drury from Blue Hill, Nebraska, is pursuing a degree in Mechanical

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

NATSO Launches Alternative Fuels Council

(NATSO)  NATSO Inc. on June 12 launched a new business venture known as the Alternative Fuels Council (NATSOAltFuels.com) to help fuel retailers leverage the resources necessary to learn about and incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings. The Alternative Fuels Council will work with members of the truckstop and travel plaza

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

New Conservative Group Lobbies for Carbon Tax

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A new group with a conservative backing has formed to push for a carbon tax. The Americans for Carbon Dividends is co-chaired by two former senators: John Breaux and Trent Lott. The group calls itself “an education and advocacy campaign to build support for

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Formed

(Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network)  The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network is a group of volunteers (based in in the African continent and , also Asia, USA and Europe)- linked across the world via an online platform to share findings and seek advice for their practical projects – that have a

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri Formed to Build on Farmers’ Work

(The Missouri Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine) In the early 1990s, Missouri soybean farmers funded research into making renewable fuel from soybean oil. Initially called soy diesel, and now, biodiesel, the fuel has significantly lower emissions than petroleum-based diesel, is safer to store and transport, and contributes to energy independence. In late April,

May 10, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Rallying for RNG

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas’s Marcus Gillette discusses the organization, its goals and progress in expanding the production and use of RNG in North America.  — … The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (‘RNG Coalition’ for short) serves as the public policy advocate and education platform

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Missouri Biodiesel Coalition Launched to Expand Biodiesel Usage

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, soybean farmers and biodiesel processors, distributors, and retailers have come together to launch a new partnership, the Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri, which aims to grow the use of the EPA-designated advanced biofuel. The Coalition partners will work to increase the availability of clean, renewable

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

New below50 Insights Report Demonstrates Industry Progress towards Replacing 10% of Fossil Fuels in Global Transport

(World Business Council for Sustainable Development) Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development released its first below50 insights report, outlining key insights on the status of the low-carbon transport fuels sector. This report is a first attempt to offer viewpoints from across the transport fuels sector, designed to offer a better

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Seeking 2 Co-Chairs to Lead Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel — Application Deadline: May 4, 2018

(National Biodiesel Board)  The next generation of science thought leaders are gearing up to lead America’s energy efforts. And biodiesel, our nation’s only commercially available advanced biofuel, is front and center. Managed by the National Biodiesel Board, the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel is a free student professional organization to help foster collaboration,

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Student Biodiesel Leader Joins World Energy Council Program

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A former co-chair of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel has been selected to participate in the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders (NGSB) program. Deval Pandya, who is a Data Scientist in Advanced Analytics at Shell, will participate in the program designed to help shape, inspire and grow the energy leaders of

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Advocating for Commercialization of Biobased Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BRAG

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable chemicals are emerging at a fast pace, paving the way for new, innovative, and sustainable biobased products. A coalition of companies and trade associations committed to enhancing the legal and regulatory positioning of biobased products formed the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group in 2013 to

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Opens Application Period for Advisory Teams

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council is now accepting applications for the organization’s advisory teams, known as A-teams, for the 2018-2020 term. A-teams are comprised of USGC member experts that provide insight and guidance on designated topics to the Council’s staff and board of directors. “A-team members gain

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass Crop Producers Eye Favorable Marketplace

by Sarah Wurzbacher (Penn State Extension)  The Association of Warm-Season Grass Producers (AWSGP) has had a busy year, and now voices market optimism for perennial grass products. One of the group’s primary efforts from the start has been to welcome businesses to its ranks, particularly in an effort to connect buyers

April 1, 2018 Read Full Article

College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: a Carbon Tax

by Lisa Friedman (New York Times)  As the Republican Party struggles to find its footing with the next generation of voters, several conservative college groups have banded together to champion something anathema to the party: a carbon tax. The group is led by the Yale College Republicans, the main campus student organization

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Coalition Expands & Rebrands

by Amy Harder (Axios) … The effort, called the Carbon Capture Coalition, is a rebranded and broadened version of an earlier group, called the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, which had a narrower focus. That coalition focused primarily on advocating for using captured carbon to extract oil from older wells in

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

13 Universities Band Together to Fight Climate Change.

by Zoya Teirstein (Grist)   …The University Climate Change Coalition, dubbed UC3, is writing a roadmap for university-level action on climate change. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former Homeland Security secretary under Barack Obama, announced the coalition on Tuesday. The participating research institutions from the United States, Canada, and Mexico have pledged to

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

A Single European Biomethane Market, a Step Closer to Reality

(NGV Journal)  The European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR) members announced that the application of the ERGaR RED scheme has been submitted to the European Commission to be recognized as a voluntary scheme under the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The submission represents a critical milestone, bringing one step closer the goal of

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

#AltFuelRocks: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to below50 and Alt Fuels Deployment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Below50 is an initiative that brings businesses together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) to promote the best-of-breed of sustainable fuels. The companies and organizations driving the initiative include ABBI, Arizona State

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

California Biodiesel Alliance (CBA) Becomes California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA)

(California Biodiesel Alliance/California Advanced Biofuels Alliance) The board of directors of the California Biodiesel Alliance (CBA) — which has been the respected voice for biodiesel in the state since its founding in 2006 — has voted to broaden the scope of membership to include advanced biofuels. “By changing our name from the California

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Alliance Launches New Initiative To Slash U.S. Transportation Energy Use By Half By 2050

(Alliance to Save Energy)  Audi’s Scott Keogh and National Grid’s Dean Seavers Lead “50 by 50” Commission  —  Today the Alliance to Save Energy chartered a national commission of business, government and civil society leaders that will work together to develop a pathway and recommendations to reduce energy use in the U.S. transportation sector by 50 percent by 2050 while meeting future

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Maritime Forum, Carbon War Room Push for Decarbonization Urgency with Industry Task Force Launch

Global Maritime Forum, Carbon War Room, the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, and University College London (UCL) today announced the launch of a Task Force on Decarbonizing Shipping. This industry-led initiative will develop tangible pathways for shipping’s decarbonization through five working groups, each focussed on a key area of

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century – GCP21 Creating Database about Cassava Projects around the World

by Angela Fernando (Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century) The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century – GCP21 is creating a formal database on the GCP21 website called Membership Database with the concept to create a one stop-portal for all information on cassava with a few very unique tools

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

New Government-Backed Initiative Launched to Create a World-Leading UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel Industry

(GreenAir Online)   Following a decision by the UK government to support the development of sustainable fuels for the aviation sector, a new initiative has been formed that will bring supply chain partners together with the aim of building a world-leading sustainable aviation fuel industry in the UK. Sponsored by the

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Union to Power the Transition to a Homegrown, Renewable Energy Future for the U.S.

(National Farmers Union)   The transition to a homegrown, renewable energy future for America is underway. Biofuels, higher blends of ethanol in gasoline, and advanced, bio-based technologies are reaping tremendous benefits for our environment and providing much-needed economic stability to America’s farming and rural communities. The U.S. must implement federal-level policies

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Forms “TSCA New Chemicals Coalition”

(Environmental Law Network) TSCA New Chemicals Coalition will give the chemical community greater opportunity to engage with EPA on constructive, helpful, and informed improvements to the new chemicals review process  —  … We recognize and applaud EPA’s commitment to release later this year “draft documents that will provide the public with more

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association to Partner with below50 to Scale up Development and Use of Low-Carbon Fuels

(JustMeans.com/Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA))  Today at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Technology, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) signed a partnership agreement to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels through WBCSD’s below50 initiative. below50 is a

July 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

L’Oréal, Barry Callebaut Join Palm Oil Innovation Group to Reform Palm Oil Sourcing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut joined as the newest members of the Palm Oil Innovation Group in search of responsibly produced palm oil. These companies join others in POIG that have committed to stepping up efforts to drive the much-needed transformation of the

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Landfill Gas Group Launched by REA

(Renewable Energy Association)  REA establishes landfill-gas group; Despite being a declining renewable resource, landfill gas generates enough electricity for over 1 million homes; Ian Morrish of Viridor appointed group’s Chair In response to demand from its members, the REA has set up a group to cater for the landfill gas

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

A Global Corporate Market for Low-Carb Fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Below50

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Below50 is an initiative that brings businesses together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) to promote the best-of-breed of sustainable fuels has launched in South America. The companies and organizations driving

February 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Seeking Virtual Interns

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Students – Are you interested in doing more for your industry while completing your degree? Help define the algae sector of today and shape the industry of tomorrow as an Algae Biomass Organization volunteer virtual intern. Internships of 8-12 weeks are available and are completely online. Interns serve

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Welcomes New Member Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the addition of Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, to its membership. Valero is one of the largest biofuels producers in the United States. Valero owns and operates 11 corn ethanol plants throughout Iowa,

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

From COP 22 in Marrakech: 20 Countries form BioFutures Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields launched of the Biofuture Platform, a new collective effort to accelerate development and scale up deployment of modern sustainable low-carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in transport

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

New, Improved Principles and Criteria from RSB, the World’s Most Trusted Biomaterial Coalition

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its  Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised Principles & Criteria. This independent, multi-stakeholder collective works to promote the sustainability of biomaterials and its

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuture Platform to Launch November 16

(UNCTAD)  During the second week of COP22 in Morocco, a number of countries will launch a multi-stakeholder mechanism to facilitate collaboration and policy dialogue in the areas of advanced bioenergy and biomaterials. The platform – named Biofuture –  follows the commitments from Rio+20, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement and

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Taps Donnell Rehagen as New CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board has named Donnell Rehagen as the trade group’s chief executive. Rehagen was named interim CEO in June after serving 12 years as NBB’s chief operating officer. … It’s dead obvious, as NBB chairman Ron Marr aptly put it, that

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles

by Peter Stone (The Huffington Post)  … A new group that’s being cobbled together with fossil fuel backing hopes to spend about $10 million dollars per year to boost petroleum-based transportation fuels and attack government subsidies for electric vehicles, according to refining industry sources familiar with the plan. A Koch Industries

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

RSB EU RED Re-Recognized by the European Commission

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce its re-recognition by the European Commission. The decision was published by the commission on Aug. 9 in the Official Journal of the European Union and is valid for five years after the date it entered

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market. Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, said anti-palm oil lobbying group has given a lot of misrepresentations about

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

New Zealand Culture Collection Moves to New Home

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In New Zealand is an internationally significant collection of microalgae cultures known as the Cawthron Institute Culture Collection of Microalgae (CICCM). The CICCM was recently moved into a new home in Cawthron Institute’s recently built Envirotech building in central Nelson. The laboratory includes cabinets that are purpose-built

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Small Fuel Retailers Push EPA to Change RFS Obligation

by Alex Guillén (Politico Morning Energy)  A newly-formed group of small fuel retailers is adding to the calls for EPA to shift responsibility for complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard, which currently is the responsibility of refiners and importers. The Small Retailers Coalition, whose membership is unclear, asks EPA to

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Collegiate Biobased Network

(Soybiobased.org)  Collegiate Biobased Network, a no-cost professional development organization.  See what schools and universities are doing with biobased. The CBN’s mission is to inform college and university students about opportunities with biobased products and to connect students with biobased industry leaders and fellow interested students. CBN is supported by the

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with the high school students and their advisor for a while over the weekend to learn

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

High Octane, Low Carb #Biofuels Better for Fuel Economy

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, is leading an effort to ensure that high octane, low carbon fuels are part of EPA’s midterm evaluation of the progress of federal fuel economy standards. Daschle was the author of the reformulated and oxygenated fuel provisions of the

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land Leaders Bring North American Climate Smart Agriculture Ideas to Global Summit in Rome

(North American Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) is taking an active role in the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) summit underway this week in Rome, pressing business, government, NGO and other leaders there to take full advantage of the contributions that agriculture and forestry

June 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Power Plants Are No Longer America’s Biggest Climate Problem. Transportation Is.

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  A new energy era is upon us: For the first time since 1979, America’s cars, trucks, and airplanes emit more carbon dioxide than its power plants do. … The story here is that the United States has made remarkable progress in greening its electricity sector since 2005. Whenever

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Below50 and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Low Carbon Sustainable Transport Initiatives

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new global initiative called below50 has debuted, backed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Sustainable Energy for All to promote the best-of-breed of sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions, and scale up their development

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Below50: Coalition of the Willing for Low-Carbon Transport Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University among 20 organizations forming below50.  —  In California, a new global initiative called below50 has debuted, backed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Sustainable Energy for All to promote

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds and educate and encourage drivers to choose ethanol fuels including E15 and E85 at the

June 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Industries Canada Becomes New Face of Canada’s Biofuels and Bio-Based Sectors

(Renewable Industries Canada/MarketWired)  Canada’s foremost biofuels organization has re-launched under the name Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada). The change — from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association — reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association’s mission to promote the use of value-added products made from renewable resources. In making the announcement, RICanada President

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Shocker! Jobe Makes Sudden Exit as National Biodiesel Board CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board announced that after nearly 20 years of service to the association, CEO Joe Jobe has left the organization to pursue other opportunities. The board will begin the search for a permanent replacement immediately. … “I want to thank the National Biodiesel

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

RFS Central to America’s Manufacturing Strength

by Leif Magnusson (CLAAS Global Sales America Inc./Association of Equipment Manufacturers/Morning Consult)  We have heard a lot about the importance of manufacturers during this election season, and as the head of a manufacturing business in Nebraska, I couldn’t agree more. But what many candidates – and voters – do not

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Become a Next Generation Biodiesel Leader

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the next crop of biodiesel leaders to join the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. NGSB is seeking additional co-chairs to help take this student professional organization to the next level. Working with NBB staff, the volunteer co-chairs

March 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Opinion: South Dakotans Send Ethanol Message

by Orrie Swayze (AgWeek)  The idea that shale makes us crude oil independent is an oil industry fantasy that enables us to deny we willfully sacrifice our troops to fight endless Middle East conflicts to support the U.S. addiction to imported oil. … South Dakota VFW had an ongoing statewide “Foreign

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

American Chemical Society Launches Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Chemical Society in cooperation with LanzaTech, Intrexon and other leading bio-based chemical companies, announced at ABLC the formation of a Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable. This collaboration will identify and address key scientific challenges such as those relating to scaling up biochemical

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —  A free-market think tank has made a seven-figure ad buy to alert caucus goers of the environmental impact of corn ethanol and the fact that Iowans don’t care about it

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Become 2016 Chairmen of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Coalition announced today that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will become chairman and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will become vice chairman of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition this year. “For more than 20 years, the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition has worked in a bipartisan way to strengthen American energy independence

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  … The minority who remain skeptical of climate science—a group that includes presidential hopefuls and powerful lawmakers—can count on a dedicated network of several thousand professional supporters. …  A loose network of 4,556 individuals with overlapping ties to 164 organizations do the most to dispute climate change in the U.S., according

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to accelerate the build-out of higher blend retail infrastructure, has had tremendous success, writes Ray Defenbaugh.  —  The ethanol industry is going on the offense to bring higher blends into the

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Ex-Sen. Talent Launches Advocacy Group to Boost RFS

by Amanda Reilly (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) today will launch a new group to boost the nation’s biofuel policy.  The group, Americans for Energy Security and Innovation, will seek to mobilize elected officials in support of the renewable fuel standard, which Congress first passed in 2005 and significantly

October 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Council Changes Name to Advanced Biofuels Business Council, Expands Membership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Advanced Ethanol Council, founded in 2011 to represent advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers and technology providers, is expanding its organizational charter to include other types of advanced biofuels. The new group, called the Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC), which now jumps to the

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell Back Launch of “Biofuels for Europe” Info Site

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information. BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell have sponsored the initiative in the common view that biofuels, when sustainably produced, have

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Launches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Denmark, Novozymes and partners including the FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM and the UN Foundation announced the launch of a multi-stakeholder coalition to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet

May 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Siegfried Knecht, Chairman, Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … aireg was founded in 2011 as a non-profit association to advance the production and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels. Our goal is to find sustainable substitutes for fossil fuels, thereby cutting GHG emissions substantially. We cooperate internationally with sister organizations like CAAFI in the

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

ABSIG Promoting Algae as Tool in Ecosystem Services

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The objective of the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is to facilitate the development of a robust and sustainable algal industry in the UK while raising awareness of the important role algae play in the provision of ecosystem services. …  Functions relating to algae include: supporting

May 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker Database Serves as a Central Resource for current Session State Advanced Energy Legislation and Policy Trend Analysis

(Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker)  U.S. states are the laboratories of innovation for advanced energy policy. Tracking national trends in advanced energy therefore requires proficiency in 50 state legislative websites. The AEL Tracker solves this challenge by collecting all advanced energy legislation into one database, assigning each bill to one of

April 8, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Motor Club Rep: No Ethanol-Related Claims

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  While AAA may be an outspoken critic of ethanol blended gasoline and E15 in particular, some other motor clubs think differently, and one of them was on Capitol Hill this week with the American Coalition for Ethanol to tell his story to lawmakers. Mike Hammond with

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Maryland Clean Energy Center Appoints Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic to 2015 Advisory Council

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is pleased to announce the addition of Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA to the MCEC 2015 Advisory Council. Advanced Biofuels USA , a nonprofit educational organization headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development,

March 3, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Greenwire: Midwest Law Center Can Compromise but Doesn’t Fear a Fight

by Jeremy P. Jacobs (E&E/Greenwire) Ask Chicago environmentalists who’s the Windy City’s best lawyer, and they’re likely to name Howard Learner.  Learner has built his Environmental Law and Policy Center into a Midwest powerhouse over the last 20 years on transportation and clean energy issues, scoring victories in courtrooms and state

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Growers ‘Pump’ for Higher Demand

by Nat Williams (AgriNews)  The National Corn Growers Association is going into the gas pump business.  The commodity group is working with service station chains and even manufacturers of pumps in order to expand sales of ethanol. Large ending stocks call for more corn use, Paul Bertels said at a meeting

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

2015 Sun Grant Conference: Academia Jumps One Step Forward and Shows What Will Be the Future of Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Utilization in the Southeastern USA

Author, Dan Quadros, in Auburn, Alabama. by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After two days (February 2-3, 2015) in “Sweet Home Alabama” at Auburn University, we got overwhelmed with the most recent discoveries of cutting-edge research that were presented there. But which novelties will be applicable to the

February 25, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest

For Immediate Release January 30, 2015—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fifth consecutive year, recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “I’m thrilled with this continued recognition from a select

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BRAG tackles regulatory hindrances related to commercialization of biobased products and works to improve public awareness of the benefits of these products. … … BRAG will engage with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding our petitions for partial reporting exemptions for biodiesel under the

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Policy Center and It’s “Fix the RFS” Recipe, or Lack thereof

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After a year-long talk fest, the BPC emerges with a report on RFS reform, and lays an egg.  Was the process doomed from the start by an insistence of “RFS reform” as a topic for discussion, instead of RFS enforcement? The Digest investigates. In Washington,

December 19, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

ABO and EABA Agree to Share Member Benefits

(Algae Biomass Organization)  This week marks a new era in international algae cooperation: the US-based Algae Biomass Organization and the European Algae Biomass Association have agreed to a partnership that extends the member benefits of each organization. The two organizations have also agreed to collaborate to further the development of

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Think Tank Proposes 40 Options to Change Ethanol Mandate

by Timothy Cama  (The Hill)  The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) published a report outlining 40 different options that it said could improve the country’s ethanol mandate. The BPC said it set out to find a “middle ground” for reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), acknowledging that advocates on both sides

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel4me Consortium Targets 2017

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … The overall aim of Fuel4me is to establish a sustainable chain for continuous biofuel production using microalgae as a production platform, thereby making 2nd generation biofuels competitive alternatives to fossil fuels. More specifically, they intend to “develop a sustainable, scalable process for biofuels from microalgae and

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Phyconet’s 5-year Plan for Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Launched in January 2014 and operating over the course of five years, Phyconet is a UK-based network enabling biologists, engineers and industrial partners to “consolidate their knowledge and expertise to unlock the IB potential of microalgae.” Officially, it is a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

EU Encourages Action on Advanced Biofuels

(Biofuels International)   Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), an industry coalition to promote advanced biofuels, met on 4 December at the European Parliament with Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, and stakeholders in Brussels.  LSB, which is chaired by UPM’s Marko Janhunen, is pushing for a strong EU-wide sub-target

December 5, 2014 Read Full Article

4 minutes with…Peter Keeling, Innovation and Industry Collaboration Director, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (Iowa State)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … CBiRC was founded in 2008 with funding from NSF, creating an Engineering Research Center focused on advanced manufacturing for sustainable biobased chemicals. The R&D program creates a multi-year, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional center that joins academia, industry and government in partnership to produce transformational engineered systems.  READ

December 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Road-Map to Multi-Million Pound Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry Launched

(Sustainable Aviation)  Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has launched its latest Road-Map, which considers the opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels. The Road-Map identifies the potential for a 24 per cent reduction in aviation carbon dioxide emissions by 2050

December 3, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Impasse over RFS Underscores Need for Biofuel Value Chain and Partner Unity

(25 x ’25)  Federal regulators have stumbled again in following the congressionally approved roadmap for expanding and accelerating biofuel development and use, announcing Friday they will not finalize 2014 blending requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) until sometime next year. Some in the sector see the delay as a

November 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Consortium Creates Sugarcane Research Center in Spain

(Global BioBusiness)  The EunergyCane Consortium officially started operations with the signing of an agreement with the city of Motril in Spain which will create Europe’s first sugarcane research center. The consortium is a group of public and private European entities such as the University of York, Aberystwyth University, Polytechnic University

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Advocates: Minnesota Needs More Alternative Fuel

by Logan Wroge  (Twin Cities Daily Planet)   … “A token amount of renewable energy isn’t going to cut it. We need a total transition,” said Simone Childs-Walker, a member of the student group Fossil Free Minnesota. The Legislative Energy Commission met on Thursday to discuss alternative fuel sources. …

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Feed Food Fairness Campaign – Not Big on Transparency

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 18, 2014), the Feed Food Fairness Campaign, backed by members of the livestock and fast food industries, ran a one-sided advertisement in the popular Beltway publication “Politico” inaccurately blaming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for rising food prices. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Tim Lust, CEO, National Sorghum Producers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … NSP is focused on several items at the moment: successful advanced biofuel RFS2 pathways for grain sorghum oil to biodiesel and sweet sorghum to ethanol, a cellulosic RFS2 pathway for biomass sorghum, and improved and more accurate Low Carbon Fuel Standard pathways for grain

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organization’s First Executive Director, Dies at 56

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mary Gibson Rosenthal, who served as the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director and led its initial battles for algae parity on Capitol Hill, died of cancer on Saturday in Minneapolis, MN. She was 56. Her death was announced last night by the ABO, which she

November 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Major Sponsorship of FFA Programs

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy is pleased to announce a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture. The multi-year sponsorship, a first-time gift to the FFA, will launch with teacher and student

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With… Steve Csonka, Executive Director, CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Within CAAFI, I’m sorta the 12th man – a coach, a quarterback, a general manager, a reluctant office linebacker, as well as a cheerleader and mascot, and occasional referee. I have the girth to be a linesman or fullback, and I often do blocking

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

CREW Sues EPA for Documents Regarding 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards

(Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Last May, following a Reuters article describing how the Carlyle Group and

October 23, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Major Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium Launches

by Jessica Martin (Washington University in St. Louis)   The government of India’s Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and Washington University in St. Louis have invested $2.5 million to launch the Indo-US Advanced Bioenergy Consortium for Second Generation Biofuels (IUABC). The IUABC is a joint bi-national center led by

October 21, 2014 Read Full Article

California Low Carbon Fuels Coalition to Launch Amidst Recent Policy Losses

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition will be launching to obtain continuous funding for the low carbon fuels industry through California legislation until 2016. The target legislation would establish multiple programs including rotating loans, funding for loan guarantee reserves, grant funding, and cost abatement for

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Minnesota Ethanol Producer Named Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association

(Renewable Fuels Association)  (October 1, 2014) DES MOINES, Iowa — Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced the election of Randall Doyal, General Manager and CEO of Minnesota-based Al-Corn Clean Fuel, as the next Chairman of the Board of Directors. Doyal heads an ethanol facility in Claremont, Minn., that produces

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Critical Dialogue on Adapting to a Changing Climate Underway

(25 x ’25)  … UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought government, finance, business and civil society leaders to New York because it is recognized that climate change is not a theory or a concept, but is, in fact, an immediate problem, having a very real impact on people’s lives. But the summit

October 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Exclusive Interview With RFA CEO/President Bob Dinneen at RFA Annual Membership Meeting in Des Moines, IA

by Jerry Perkins  (BioFuels Journal)  … RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen outlined the issues facing the Washington, DC-based ethanol advocacy organization which has 172 members, including 50 producer members, 79 associate members, 31 supporting members, and 12 members of the allied Advanced Ethanol Council. The state of the ethanol industry is good, Dinneen

October 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Divest/Invest: Global Charities Challenged to Help 'Save Civilization'

by Deirdre Fulton  (Common Dreams)  Could world’s wealthy philanthropic foundations spur a ‘tipping point’ on climate action? A group of 160 leading environmentalists is calling on the world’s philanthropists and foundations to use their money to “create a tipping point on climate change.” The collection of activists, celebrities, and scientists—all

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

New Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Website Helps Public Learn About America’s Exciting Fuel Cell Technology

(Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) With interest in fuel cells growing around the nation, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) today launched its new website to help the public understand the many benefits of fuel cell technology. The website – www.fchea.org – reflects the industry’s continued commitment to educate

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Richard Branson Failed to Deliver on $3bn Climate Change Pledge

by Suzanne Goldenberg  (The Guardian)  New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel Richard Branson has failed to deliver on his much-vaunted pledge to spend $3bn (£1.8bn) over a decade to develop a low carbon fuel. Seven

September 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Water Environment Research Foundation Selects Drexel University to Perform Extraction from Wastewater Research

(prweb.com)  The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has selected Drexel University to perform research that will monitor and quantify the composition of waste greases to improve knowledge about the feasibility of grease-to-biodiesel processes. A key outcome of the Extraction of Lipids from Wastewater to Produce Biofuels (U3R13) project is an

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

E15 Coming to Missouri

(nacsonline.com)  New, non-mandatory rules that go into effect June 1 will allow Missouri gasoline retailers to sell E15, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. With the change, Missouri joins a dozen other states that offer E15. However, not everyone is as pleased with the change. AAA (American Automobile Association) has opposed E15 on the grounds that

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide. Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and Chief Executive

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Biobased Companies Take A Closer Look At Sustainability

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Thanks to the emerging bioeconomy, renewable substances made from plants can now be found in places as varied as car interiors, laundry detergent, and plastic bottles. But as the industry works feverishly to increase its scale, the marketing trope that “plant-based” is equal

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund

(The National Biodiesel Foundation) Brimming with visionary ideas, plant scientist and biofuels innovator Dallas Hanks had a knack for bringing stakeholders together to pursue a bigger picture. This treasured member of our biodiesel family succumbed to cancer June 25th, 2014, but not before sowing a solid legacy and passing the research

June 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Anticipation Bubbles Up for ADM Carbon Capture Project

by Chris Luvardi (herald-review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. passed through a public hearing process Wednesday with limited concern voiced about its proposal to drill a second injection well in Decatur to store carbon dioxide deep underground. The hearing at the Decatur Public Library was part of a public comment period taking

June 27, 2014 Read Full Article

The Myth and Reality of Biodiesel Feedstock Availability

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Since its commercial inception in the 1990s, the biodiesel industry has faced obstacles from all sides. The technical merits of the fuel have been challenged time and time again. Manufacturing costs and fuel pricing have been used to discredit biodiesel. Free marketeers have tarnished its reputation

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

In ‘Galileo’s Torch,’ Unlikely Group of Washingtonians Debate Issue that Resonates

by Frances Stead Sellers (The Washington Post)   … But that’s former Reagan DOJ official Bruce Fein high on a promontory pulling a white cowl up over his head. And there’s conservative commentator Richard Viguerie opposite, clad from head to toe in cardinal red. They’re arguing — and, oh dear,

June 6, 2014 Read Full Article

About the Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence 2014

(StudentsDivest.org)  From April 4th to 6th, 300 students from over 75 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada will gather at San Francisco State University for the 2nd annual student-led Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence. In February 2013, 150 students gathered at Swarthmore College to discuss and strategize

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Landmark Agreement With Shareholders: ExxonMobil Agrees to Report on Climate Change & Carbon Asset Risk

(Arjuna Capital/PR NewsWire)  In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil (XOM) – the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time ever has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the Company website describing how it assesses the risk of stranded assets from climate change.  The report will

March 21, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Newspaper Ad Knocks Ted Cruz for Opposing Renewable Fuel Mandate

by Jennifer Jacobs  (Des Moines Register)  A pro-veterans political group placed a full-page advertisement in today’s Des Moines Register targeted at potential 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who visits Iowa today. The ad centers on the federal mandate that requires fuel sold in the United States to contain a minimum

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

RSB Launches Simplified Certification Process For Bonsucro Certified Entities

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is pleased to announce that Bonsucro certified operators will now be able to access RSB certification through a simplified audit process to demonstrate compliance, therefore saving costs and time. An RSB study released today concludes that RSB and Bonsucro sustainability

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

New Network to Advocate for Biobased Chemistry

(American Chemistry Council)  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) unveiled today a new Biobased Chemistry Network to help educate policymakers on how to create effective and workable regulatory programs for the growing biobased chemistry industry. Global sales of this segment of the U.S. chemicals industry range from $13.5 billion to $20

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Lowe's, Walmart and True Value Retailers Bring OPEI's 'Look Before You Pump' Ethanol Message Direct to Consumers

(Outdoor Power Equipment Institute/PRNewswire) — As consumers head to retail stores this spring to purchase mowers, chain saws, generators, blowers, trimmers, power washers, and a host of other small engine equipment, they will see an important ethanol fuel message from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

ILUC and the Renewable Fuel Standard: Hard Data Appears for the First Time

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After six years of debate — finally a database appears on actual indirect land use change.  The Partners? Including Google, UNEP, Imazon, the Center for Global Development, the University of Maryland, OSFAC, the Jane Goodall Institute.   The Funders? Including USAID, the Norwegian Ministry of Climate

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Chief Calls on Washington, “Keep Your Word”

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, addressed more than 1,000 people at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla. In his annual “State of the Industry” speech entitled “Falling Walls, Rising Tides”, the RFA leader touted the strength of the ethanol industry. 2014 will be

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

New Study Exposes Flood of Dark Money Feeding Climate Change Denial

(EcoNews)  A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding that maintain the denial effort. … Through an analysis

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Leave the Oil in the Soil; Leave the Coal in the Hole

Excerpts from a November 10, 2013, letter from 74 African organizations to US President Barack Obama. Dear President Obama, We are African organizations working for the realization of a healthy and just environment for the people of our countries. We believe that every person has the right to a dignified

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Nordic Aviation Sector Joins with Boeing and Airbus to Launch a Regional Sustainable Biofuels Initiative

(Green Air Online)  Nordic airlines, airports and aviation authorities, with the support of Boeing, Airbus and IATA, have come together to form an association to facilitate the development and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels in the region. The association, the Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (NISA), says it is important

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Refutes AAA Claims

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Automobile Association (AAA) is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to “lower the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline for 2014″ in order to “protect drivers by preventing a possible surge in gas prices or the increased use of potentially damaging E15 gasoline.”

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

New National Algae Association Algae Production Incubator in North Texas

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the opening of a new Algae Production Incubator Program, located 30 miles south of Ft. Worth/ Dallas, on 17 acres with 5 available commercial buildings. The algae production incubator program is designed for algaepreneurs, college graduates, vets and existing companies

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Americas To Launch Project Jetropha, Completes DTC Eligibility

(The Wall Street Journal/Alternative Fuels America)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that it is launching Project Jetropha, a campaign to encourage and promote the use of Jatropha based biofuels in aircraft. The project website, www.jetropha.com will be launched in the coming weeks. “The aviation

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Community Advisory Panel Involved with Ethanol Plant

(AG Professional/DuPont)  More than 30 central Iowa residents including business leaders, farmers, conservationists and educators will participate in the inaugural meeting of the nation’s first Community Advisory Panel (CAP) related to a cellulosic biofuel facility on Oct. 8, in Nevada, Iowa, it was announced by DuPont this week. … The CAP is

October 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Launched to Promote Education, Create Community

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Algae Biomass Organization announced the launch of The Algae Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization which will engage in and fund educational outreach, research, development, and other activities; find and support the development of future leaders of the algae industry through scholarships, grants

October 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Southeast Asian Airlines Drafting Biofuel Roadmap

by Boonsong Kositchotethana  (Bangkok Post)  Airlines in Southeast Asia have begun to draw up plans to develop affordable and sustainable aviation biofuels. On Friday, the first workshop under the Southeast Asia Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative (SEASAFI) gathered policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders and non-government organisations at Bangkok. The meeting was the

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Congressional Leadership Moving Towards Position on Renewable Fuel Standard Advocated by the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group

(PR NewsWire/Digital Journal/Domestic Fuel Solutions Group)  From Day One the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group (DFSG) has been advocating for reasonable RFS reform.  Congress is taking notice. At the end of two days of recent House Energy & Commerce Committee hearings on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Sub-Committee

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Zambia Sugar Can Produce 10 p.c. Fuel Needs

(BlackSeaGrain)  Zambia Sugar has said it can supply up to 10 per cent of the country’s fuel requirement using its ethanol. Zambia Sugar head of corporate affairs Lovemore Sievu said this at the just-ended 87th Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show in Lusaka. Mr Sievu said Zambia Sugar was diversifying to

August 8, 2013 Read Full Article

SAFER Southern Bioeconomy Case Study Series: Biofuels Center of North Carolina

(Southeast Agriculture & Forest Energy Resources Alliance)   “We’re the nation’s only comprehensive biofuels agency, and I say that more out of surprise than for the purpose of touting North Carolina,” said Steven Burke, President and CEO of the Biofuels Center of North Carolina, drawing attention to opportunities in the biofuels sector that have yet-to-be fully explored and developed by many states

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

National Algae Association Presents New Initiatives at Workshop

(Algae Industry Magazine) The National Algae Association’s (NAA) Algae Farming Workshop, held in the Houston, Texas, area on April 11-12, focused on NAA’s battle cry of getting algae production out of research and development and into commercial production. Moving off of fuels as a main focus, this workshop highlighted other

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

New Pathways for Land Management Needed to Assure Clean Energy Future

(25 x ’25)  With global demand for food, feed, fiber and energy on the rise, the need for critical ecosystem services like flood control, water filtration, biodiversity and carbon sequestration is even greater. The development of new, renewable energy resources from our nation’s farm, ranches and forestlands brings with it

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Michigan State University Bioenergy Research Looks for Food and Fuel Solutions

by Russ White (MLive)  … Michigan State University leads research of bioenergies and biofuels through AgBioResearch and the Kellogg Biological Station and partnerships with coalitions such as the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation. … The GLBRC does fundamental research, Pueppke says, but the

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

ABO Launches Map of Algae Research, Companies and Projects

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new map of the algae industry published online by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae production facilities and research projects stretching from coast to coast, illustrating a nationwide opportunity for a new and growing industry that is moving to supply the U.S. with algae-derived renewable fuels, feeds, fertilizers, chemicals and

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

WBA: Enough Land for More Food, Feed, Biofuels

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  There is enough land available to produce more food, more feed and more biofuels, which are not the cause of global malnutrition problems, according to the World Bioenergy Association. WBA makes this declaration in a recently released, fourth publication of a series of documents intended

March 29, 2013 Read Full Article

New Committee Working to Ensure Canada’s Renewable Fuels Future

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced a new committee and classification of membership to advance next generation biofuels in Canada. The new committee and its members represent leaders in advanced biofuels with their cutting edge technologies and first-of-kind projects. …One such program is

March 21, 2013 Read Full Article

HGCA Helps Reopen Market Opportunities for Arable Crops in the Biofuels Supply Chain

(Home Grown Cereals Authority) An HGCA-led review of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions figures has reopened market opportunities in the biofuels supply chain potentially worth several million pounds each year.  Revised GHG figures, supplied by HGCA, have been approved by the European Commission (EC) and can be used by biofuel

March 14, 2013 Read Full Article

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Recognizes Forests Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

(PR Web)  RSB now recognizes FSC which certifies responsibly managed forests. The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is pleased to announce its decision to recognize the standard of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) which certifies responsibly managed forests. As RSB and FSC standards are aligned on most sustainability aspects, FSC

March 6, 2013 Read Full Article

REA Welcomes Ed Davey’s Support for Biofuels in Europe

by Robin Whitlock  (Renewable Energy Magazine)  …The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has welcomed Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s stance on biofuels at the European Energy Council. Mr Davey said that the idea of a one-size-fits-all approach to the issue of indirect land use change (ILUC) is not helpful. The proposals include an overall cap

March 5, 2013 Read Full Article

The Battle to Counter Big Oil’s Campaign

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Fuels America is redoubling its efforts to point the finger at the real beneficiaries should the RFS be weakened and E15 smeared and it’s not consumers or the environment. Fuels America had a little fun with a “Valentine” to Big Oil interests. Sarcasm is

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

FOGFUELS™ Announces Partnership with the City of Atlanta

(FOGFUELS)  The City of Atlanta Brings on FOGFUELS to Help Clean Up Sewage and Create a Sustainable Energy Source FOGFUELS™ announced a new partnership with the City of Atlanta. FOGFUELS will use its patented process to transform fats, oils and grease (FOG) into usable B100 biodiesel fuel that can be used to

February 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Goes High-Stake with Ten Year Vision

(National Biodiesel Board)  It’s Vegas, and the winning bet is on growth for biodiesel, America’s advanced biofuel. American jobs and clean air stand to benefit as the industry pushes towards its new 10-year vision: 10 percent of the on-road diesel market by 2022. “It is not about replacing every drop

February 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Industry Leaders to Support “Second Generation” Biofuels in All EU Transport Sectors

(Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels)  Involvement of policy makers and other industries, R&D programmes, financing, communications programmes for a cost-competitive and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels The Chief Executive Officers of seven Leading European biofuel producers and European airlines launched today in Brussels a new industry led initiative to speed up

February 7, 2013 Read Full Article

University of Minnesota Launches Ensia Environmental Media Platform

(University of Minnesota)  Innovative print and online magazine and event series showcases solutions to Earth’s biggest environmental challenges In response to a growing demand for trusted, solution-focused communication about environmental topics, the University of Minnesota today announced the launch of Ensia – an innovative online and print magazine and event series that

February 7, 2013 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF). DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the most modern clean diesel technologies

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Half the Oil: A Plan to Cut Projected U.S. Oil Use in Half in 20 Years

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  We have the practical solutions at hand to protect consumers, the climate, and our environment from the growing costs of our oil use. How? It all comes down to one simple fact: Using less is the real oil solution. By cutting our projected oil use in

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Invites Abstracts of Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles for Posting

As a service to Algae Biomass Organization members, ABO invites abstracts of peer-reviewed journal articles (authors, title, citation, abstract, author affiliations) to the ABO website.  All articles published in 2012 and after are eligible for posting.  The articles should be relevant to and supportive of the goals of the ABO.

December 11, 2012 Read Full Article

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