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Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course — October 24-25, 2018 — University Park, PA
August 13, 2018 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course   —   October 24-25, 2018   —   University Park, PA

Organized by: Penn State Extension and the Penn State Biomass Energy Center, with generous support from the Northeast Sun Grant program.
About the Event
Biochar and torrefied biomass represent two dramatic oportunities for energy and product development …

Wisconsin Dairy Farm Will Produce Biogas to Power Californian Fleets
August 13, 2018 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)   Wisconsin-based Ponderosa Dairy has partnered with … DTE Energy and Rev LNG LLC to break ground on a state of the art natural gas processing facility at the Pagel Farm in Kewaunee. The …

Complex Networks Identify Genes for Biofuel Crops
August 13, 2018 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy Newswise)  Systems biology leads the way to exascale computing on Summit supercomputer. —  … To improve biofuel production, scientists must understand the fundamental interactions that lead to the expression of key traits in …

Hubbell Wants More Support for Farmers Hurt by Trade War
August 13, 2018 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Rod Boshart (Sioux City Journal)  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell called out Gov. Kim Reynolds Saturday for not taking a more-aggressive public stance on behalf of Iowa farmers and rural interests being hurt by President …

Researchers Discover How to Protect Yeast from Damage in Biofuel Production
August 13, 2018 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Chris Barncard  (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel.
Researchers from the …

Colorado’s Alternative Energy Economy Boosted by Wind and Biofuels
August 13, 2018 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Aldo Svaldi (Denver Post)  Advanced energy job gains slowed last year, but should recover in 2018  —  
Mention alternative energy, and rooftop solar panels and electric vehicles may come to mind. But in Colorado, a disproportionate …

Andeavor to Convert Dickinson Refinery to Renewable Diesel
August 13, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, Andeavor announced a project to convert the Dickinson Refinery to process 12,000 barrels per day of renewable feedstocks, including soybean oil and distillers corn oil, into renewable diesel fuel. The …

BioRenewable Deployment Consortium Fall Forum — October 9-10, 2018 — Raleigh/Durham, NC
August 13, 2018 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
BioRenewable Deployment Consortium Fall Forum  —   October 9-10, 2018   —   Raleigh/Durham, NC

In addition to a full panel of speakers on Tuesday, October 9, we will be touring Velocys’ pilot facility co-located at TRI’s Advanced Development Center on Wednesday morning, October 10.  This pilot facility includes the …

From Food Waste to Biobased
August 13, 2018 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … “About 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year – an estimated one in three mouthfuls of food every day,” according to Alessandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer of …

Farmers Crowd in to Hear Minnesota Governor Candidates
August 10, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Don Davis (Forum News Service/Fairbault Daily News)  Minnesota’s five major governor candidates bent over backwards to show they are on farmers’ side during the first forum with them all.

Farmers and agri-business people were eager to …

California NGV Coalition, Optimistic about Alternative Fuel Legislation
August 10, 2018 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(CNGVC/NGV Journal)  As the California Legislature reconvenes for its final 2018 session, the California NGV Coalition (CNGVC) has high hopes for legislation benefiting alternative fuels industries. One bill—AB 2061, which supports clean trucks—is likely to pass …

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes
August 10, 2018 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  Biogas – Turning Hog Waste into Resources  —  Biogas technologies turn organic wastes, including manure, into energy and compost. When manure is turned into biogas, the smells, …

31st Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference — August 15-17, 2018 — Minneapolis, MN
August 10, 2018 – 5:51 pm | No Comment
31st Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference   —   August 15-17, 2018   —   Minneapolis, MN

“Grit Wins” is the theme for the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis.
“We think Grit Wins really encompasses the courage and resolve that ACE members have exhibited …

Ethanol Promotion at #SturgisBuffaloChip
August 10, 2018 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(AgNewsWire) The presence of ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association is bigger than ever this year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and especially at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering …

How the Global Heatwave Is Harming Agriculture Today and Creating Problems for the Bio-Economy Tomorrow.
August 10, 2018 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Tom Joslin (Bio-Based World News)  … Few of you will have escaped the heatwave that seems to have enveloped most of the northern hemisphere. Soaring temperatures exceeding 46°C have been recorded in Alvega, Portugal, while seventeen …

Gevo Discusses Future Expansion Plans for Luverne Plant Site
August 10, 2018 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “During the quarter we made very good progress in restructuring our balance sheet and on the business development front by securing our first commercial off-take agreement for our renewable …

California Drivers Pay Growing Cost for Climate Program
August 10, 2018 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  A California program to fight climate change may now add more to the cost of gasoline than the state gas-tax increase that many voters want to repeal.
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard, designed …

Duke Students Break Guinness World Record for Fuel Efficiency with Hydrogen Fuel Cell
August 10, 2018 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  Guinness World Records confirms Duke Electric Vehicles has unseated Swiss team for new record  —  Duke Engineering is now the official home of the most fuel-efficient vehicle in history, a hydrogen fuel cell car …

Pohl & Holmes Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
August 10, 2018 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(Neste US Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Pohl & Holmes Inc., a Hughson, California-based almond hulling and shelling services provider, recently switched their vehicles to running exclusively on Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
Pohl & Holmes provides California almond growers with …

The Arid West Moves East, with Big Implications for Agriculture
August 10, 2018 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Joe Wertz (NPR/StateImpact Oklahoma)  The American West appears to be moving east. New research shows the line on the map that divides the North American continent into arid Western regions and humid Eastern regions is …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group
August 10, 2018 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The company is a major  international producer of biomass-based diesel, a developer of …

Pacific Ethanol Completes Solar Power Project at Madera Ethanol Plant
August 9, 2018 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Ethanol/Globe Newswire)  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), announced today the completion of a 5-megawatt solar power system at its 40 million gallon capacity per year ethanol plant in Madera, California. The system is online and …

Colorado Business Owner Pleads Guilty to $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme
August 9, 2018 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice) A Colorado business owner pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to impair and impede the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for his role in a $7.2 million renewable fuel tax credit scheme, announced Principal …

Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Central New York — August 21, 2018 — Syracuse, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:13 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Central New York    —   August 21, 2018   —   Syracuse, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Central New York — August 21, 2018 — Syracuse, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:10 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Central New York   —   August 21, 2018   —   Syracuse, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Western New York — August 16, 2018 — Williamsville, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:08 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Afternoon Listening Session for Western New York    —   August 16, 2018   —   Williamsville, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Western New York — August 16, 2018 — Williamsville, NY
August 9, 2018 – 8:05 pm | No Comment
Low Carbon Transportation – Morning Listening Session for Western New York   —   August 16, 2018   —   Williamsville, NY

In his 2018 State of the State, Governor Cuomo directed New York’s environmental, energy, and transportation agencies to work together towards a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future. In response, these agencies (NYSDEC, …

On the Rise: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas, Its Markets and Production and Treatment Technologies
August 9, 2018 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with biogas?  The U.S. market has lagged in the development of biogas facilities because of the low cost of electricity, natural gas and vehicle fuels derived from petroleum.
The passing of …

The EnergyPath toward Renewables
August 8, 2018 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) EnergyPath.  It’s like nothing else. Funded by a lawsuit settlement more than a decade ago, EnergyPath has become the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and …

McCaskill Visits Biofuel Plants in Missouri on Primary Day
August 8, 2018 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Andy Banker (KPLR11)  Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill spent the primary election day visiting biofuel plants in Missouri.
“Happy Primary Day,” McCaskill said while getting off her campaign bus to tour MidAmerica Biofuels in Mexico, Missouri.
It was …

Lifecycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corncob Ethanol in China
August 8, 2018 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Yu Wang, Ming‐Hsun Cheng, Mark Mba Wright (Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  Converting corncobs into fuel ethanol is different from converting stover because cobs have higher hemicellulose and lower lignin than stover. Current research provides life‐cycle assessments …

Hawaiian Diving Adventures, Which Offers Scuba Diving on Oahu, Uses Custom Built Dive Boat that Runs on Bio-Diesel Fuel
August 8, 2018 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(Crossroads Today/Hawaiian Diving Adventures)  Hawaiian Diving Adventures is Proud to Offer the Only “Green” Diving Experience in Oahu  —  The founders of Hawaiian Diving Adventures, a company that offers scuba diving on Oahu, are pleased to announce …

Inventure Renewables, Wilmar and Desmet Ballestra Announce Agreement to Build New Plant
August 8, 2018 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Inventure Renewables/PR NewsWire) Facility in Taizhou, China Will Process Waste from Soybean Processing into High Value Oleochemicals  — Inventure Renewables has announced an agreement with Wilmar International and Desmet Ballestra Group to begin construction on a …

100% Carbon to Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs
August 8, 2018 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, during fermentation and instead shifts the carbon to added ethanol production, boosting …

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?
August 8, 2018 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of the municipal, industrial, agricultural and …

Brief Thoughts on the 2018 Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology (July 16-19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA)
August 7, 2018 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by Craig Laufer* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After hearing from many speakers at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, one recurring theme from the sessions I attended was the application of digital biology, synthetic biology …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
August 7, 2018 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

A crude oil refinery in North Dakota is working on repurposing to make renewable diesel instead of  petroleum fuel.  Destin Singleton, an Andeavor spokeswoman explained that the proposal builds on a pilot project at the refinery …

North Dakota Refinery Seeks to Become Renewable Diesel Plant
August 7, 2018 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(My Plainview)  The owner of a small crude oil refinery in North Dakota is seeking to convert the facility to process vegetable oil into renewable diesel instead of continuing to make petroleum.
The Andeavor Dickinson Refinery applied …

Significant Environmental Milestone for Mississippi Project
August 7, 2018 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(Velocys)  The USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Mississippi biorefinery.  
Velocys plc (VLS.L), the renewable fuels company, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) …

New Mexico Natural History Museum Launches Online Game to Grow Algae for Biodiesel
August 7, 2018 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In New Mexico, the state’s Museum of Natural History and Science has launched an online exhibition called Bio-AI that allows users to grow an algae crop—or fail and lose the crop—using an …

Building Commercialization Partnerships: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
August 7, 2018 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, sugar …

Lessons on the Road to GoBig: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to POET-DSM Cellulosic Ethanol
August 7, 2018 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In November we reported that POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project LIBERTY plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The company has solved the critical challenge in …

Federally Funded Project Uses Microbes to Convert CO2 to RNG
August 7, 2018 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced new grant funding for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory to conduct new power-to-gas research.
The two entities will …

Montana’s (bio) Materials Maestros: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Blue Marble Biomaterials
August 6, 2018 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to Blue Marble’s coordinates in the bioeconomy star-field, think advanced flavorings made from seemingly impossible materials. Most recently we reported that Missoula’s Masters of Metamorphosis this past summer released …

Corn-ering the Market
August 6, 2018 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

(Advantage News)  Passersby can’t help but notice the 12-foot tall corn growing in front of The NCERC  (National Corn To Ethanol Research Center) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Park.
SIUE students are working the “Feedstock Diversity …

New Membrane Technology May Aid Biofuel Production
August 6, 2018 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Argonne National Laboratory/Biomass Magazine) Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes –double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances—have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses. Creating two distinct “faces” on …

Finally, Progress for Port
August 6, 2018 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(NewsPressNow.com)  From 2001 to now, multiple government entities spent at least $4 million developing and upgrading the facilities of the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority. And for what?
Well, for starters, for exactly what occurred last week …

Florida Posts Harmful Algal Bloom Management Grant Information
August 6, 2018 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Florida Department of Environmental Protection)  On July 9, 2018, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order for Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms (HABs) caused by Lake …

Montauk Energy Strikes Biogas Deal with US Dairy Farm
August 3, 2018 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Steyn (Buisness Live)  Government incentives spur the JSE-listed firm to transform cow manure into natural gas at dairy farm in California  —  JSE-listed Montauk Energy has struck a deal with a dairy farm in California …

GLTS Receives $160,000 Grant from Baker-Polito Administration for Clean Energy Program
August 3, 2018 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Greater Lawrence Technical School)  Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that Greater Lawrence Technical School received a $160,000 grant from the Baker-Polito Administration to implement a clean energy program as part of their STEAM curriculum.
GLTS …

Scientists Find New Methods to Control Bacterial Factories for Biotech Aims
August 3, 2018 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Igor Houwat and Andrew Hagen (Michigan State University)  The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has announced a breakthrough in manipulating miniature factories, found in bacteria, that hold much promise in the biotech field.
The factories, called expand iconbacterial …

IRFA Launches Online Resource for Those Seeking Biodiesel Experts
August 3, 2018 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the launch of a resource designed to make finding Iowa’s biodiesel experts easier than a Google search.
The Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau is now live …

The Top 10 Advances in Renewable Butanol: What’s Speeding up, Where Are the Slow-Downs?
August 3, 2018 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Portugal comes the news that SilicoLife was awarded with a SME instrument phase 1 grant for the commercial evaluation of its BUTANOVA technology, a new biological process to produce n-butanol.
BUTANOVA …

California Schemin’
August 3, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Trump administration’s proposed freeze of vehicle fuel efficiency standards sought by the Obama administration and plan to end California’s power to enforce its own rules has placed the spotlight …

LSX World Congress USA — October 10-11, 2018 — Boston, MA
August 2, 2018 – 6:50 pm | No Comment
LSX World Congress USA   —   October 10-11, 2018   —   Boston, MA

The LSX World Congress USA combines plenaries, workshops, panels, a two-track global investment showcase, fireside chats, therapeutic roundtables, an IPO bootcamp and one-to-one meetings to give life science companies everything they need to enable more …

Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo — August 21-23, 2018 — Durham, NC
August 2, 2018 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo   —   August 21-23, 2018   —   Durham, NC

Discover the latest and greatest in sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation.
The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. Our conference will …

Opportunity to Comment on 2018 Virginia Energy Plan DEADLINE: August 24, 2018
August 2, 2018 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Virginia Regulatory Town Hall/ Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy)  … The Plan is intended to provide a strategic vision for the energy policy of the Commonwealth over the next 10 years. It is being developed …

Can Blue-Green Algae Be Used as Biofuel?
August 2, 2018 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Ross DiMattei (ABC-7)  Suspending freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee is only a temporary solution to the water quality issues in Southwest Florida.  —  You may have seen a proposal for a more permanent solution circulating …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 2nd: Waste Plastics for Fuels and Sneakers, Eggs without the Chicken, 3D Printing, Algae-Based Ketchup Packaging, Green Funerals, Biodegradable Grills
August 2, 2018 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

RFA Welcomes Inclusion of High Octane Fuels in 2021-2026 CAFE/GHG Proposal
August 2, 2018 – 10:07 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public comments on how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and reduced emissions under 2021-2026 fuel …

The Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Proposed Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 COMMENTS DUE: TBD
August 2, 2018 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) propose to amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light …

Trump Administration to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Requirements
August 2, 2018 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Brady Dennis, Michael Laris and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post) The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 — a massive regulatory rollback likely to spur …

New Approach to Trash Is Displacing Fossil Fuels
August 1, 2018 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Cliff Gladstein (GNA/ACT News)  In early July 2018, renewable natural gas (RNG) began to flow into Southern California’s natural gas distribution system from a state-of-the-art high solid anaerobic digester (HSAD) in Perris, California, that processes organic waste …

Global Climate Action Summit — September 12-14, 2018 — San Francisco, CA
August 1, 2018 – 7:20 pm | No Comment
Global Climate Action Summit   —   September 12-14, 2018   —   San Francisco, CA

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, …

Future of Agriculture: Report to Address Climate Change Impacts on Hoosier Farms
August 1, 2018 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(Purdue University) Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next several decades as they deal with the repercussions of climate change. That’s according to a …

Listening Session for the Transportation and Climate Initiative — August 27, 2018 — Largo, Maryland
August 1, 2018 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
Listening Session for the Transportation and Climate Initiative   —   August 27, 2018   —   Largo, Maryland

(Georgetown Climate Center)  On behalf of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), it is my pleasure to invite you to participate in a Regional Transportation and Climate Listening Session on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 1 …

Daily on Energy: Democrats ‘Pleased’ to Hear from Trump’s New EPA Pick: EPA’S Wheeler Promises ‘50-State Solution’ for New Auto Rules
August 1, 2018 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)   Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler confirmed to senators Wednesday that the Trump administration this week will release a proposal to weaken Obama-era fuel efficiency standards. Wheeler, in his first testimony …

Association of Warm Season Grass Producers Meeting Goals
August 1, 2018 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

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 …

Time for EPA to Clean up the Mess It Made of the RFS
August 1, 2018 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … Let’s be clear here. There are legitimate complaints from the biofuel industry because (acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew) Wheeler’s predecessor turned over the agency to Big Oil. …

Proposed Biofuel Plant Worrying Neighbors
August 1, 2018 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Morgan Downing (KAKE) … VNA Corporation wants to build a biofuel plant north of Wellington.  The company plans on harvesting natural gas from wheat stalk. It says it will be new source of revenue for Kansas farmers.
“To …

High-Yield Hydrocarbons from Ethanol: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass
August 1, 2018 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vertimass technology was originated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where scientists discovered novel catalysts that convert a wide range of alcohols into various hydrocarbon blend stocks which can be used in …

Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble
August 1, 2018 – 9:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2 aims to re-use excess CO2 …

Teachers Learn about Renewable Energy Production
July 31, 2018 – 9:14 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Teachers from a Minnesota Department of Agriculture program that toured Guardian Energy today are looking at incorporating renewable energy production into their respective curricula.
Twenty-one teachers from the department’s Minnesota Agriculture In The Classroom …

San Diego County School District Switches Bus Fleet to Run on Renewable Diesel
July 31, 2018 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

(Waste Today) Vista Unified School District says its 53-bus fleet’s performance has already improved.  
Vista Unified School District (VUSD), a public school district based in San Diego County, California, has switched its fleet of 53 school buses to …

Marking Decade-Long Partnership, RFA and Buffalo Chip Campground Again Collaborate on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
July 31, 2018 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, S.D. The event …

Court to Hear RFS Refinery Waivers Case
July 31, 2018 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Appeals Court to Hear Whether EPA Followed Law Prior to Granting Exemptions  —  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear a Renewable Fuels Standard lawsuit challenging EPA’s …

TruStar Energy Makes RNG Moves
July 31, 2018 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has hired Juan Reina as its new director of biogas – a strategic move for the company to start supplying …

High Performance Fuels & Vehicles, Both: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP Fuels
July 31, 2018 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has a key project called Co-Optima, which aims to determine key fuel properties that enable improved engine efficiency, provide key science to enable high efficiency combustion …

LANL Researching Algae to Convert to Affordable Fuel
July 31, 2018 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Andy Stiny (Santa Fe New Mexican)  … And those lawn clippings? They could be used to convert algae into a mass-produced, economical biofuel to be used in cars, trucks and airplanes.

Molecular biologist Amanda Barry …

Proposals to Turn North Carolina Hog Waste into Biofuel Spur Debate
July 30, 2018 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Catherine Clabby (NC Health News/Carolina Public Press)  Good news about hog waste can be scarce in this swine-rich state. But success at converting swine waste into usable renewable energy seems to be gaining steam.
For the first …

Fueled for the Future Red Rock Biofuels Facility Breaks Ground in Lakeview
July 30, 2018 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Kurt Liedtke (Herald and News)  On Wednesday, members of Red Rock Biofuels, political dignitaries, corporate representatives and a large community contingent gathered on the outskirts of Lakeview for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $320 …

“There’s No Place Like Home” Grown Sorghum
July 30, 2018 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Sorghum sights are set high with EPA approval and recent genetic improvements  — … U.S. EPA opened up pathways for sorghum oil to become renewable fuels. 

Sorghum is a grass grown in …

This Start-Up Turns Pollution from Factories into Fuel That Powers Cars — and One Day Planes
July 30, 2018 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Catherine Clifford (CNBC)  A bacteria found in the gut of a rabbit can now help cars run in a more eco-friendly way.  The bacteria, identified by biotech start-up LanzaTech, helps turn factory carbon emissions, a.k.a. pollution, into ethanol …

Higher Blends of Ethanol Should Be Available Year-Round
July 30, 2018 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Bush (Marion Star)  … Most urgently,  (Agriculture) Secretary (Sonny) Perdue must follow the president’s directive to work with the Environmental Protection Agency to end harmful sales regulations on higher ethanol blends like E15 and …

Inside the Draft Auto Rule Rollback
July 30, 2018 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration is expected to formally roll back vehicle fuel economy and emissions requirements later this week, and a draft version of the EPA-NHTSA rule posted Friday evening by …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 27th
July 28, 2018 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

Fischer Joins Acting EPA Administrator to Announce Approved Fuel Pathway for Sorghum Oil
July 24, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE))  U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement today after participating in an event at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce an …

Biofuels: A Straightforward Fix for US Farmers’ Tariff Exposure to China?
July 24, 2018 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This is the first of a two-part series in which we look at strategic shifts in global commodity prices and policies that could dramatically impact the outlook for biofuels, In this …

Hawaii Gas Issues RFP for Supply of RNG
July 24, 2018 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Hawaii Gas is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers who can provide up to 80,000 therms per day of renewable natural gas (RNG), which can be in the form of …

Harmful Algal Blooms: Engineering Solutions to a Growing Problem
July 23, 2018 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

by Bethany Jensen (Ignite Utah State University)  With the increase of global climate change effects, many local bodies of fresh water are experiencing dangerous toxic algae blooms. These are detrimental to water recreation, to agriculture, and …

Judge Throws out New York City’s Climate Change Lawsuit against 5 Major Oil Companies
July 23, 2018 – 7:59 pm | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  A federal judge dismissed New York’s lawsuit against five big oil and gas companies for their role in climate change. New York argued the companies should compensate the city for the cost of mitigating …

With Friends Like This… … EPA’s Proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support Rule
July 23, 2018 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Doug Sombke (Ethanol Producer Magazine/South Dakota Farmers Union)  South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke discusses how the EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule would hurt both the ethanol and agriculture industries  —  … There …

Biodiesel Program & Plant Tour — October 19, 2018 — DeForest, WI
July 23, 2018 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
Biodiesel Program & Plant Tour   —    October 19, 2018   — DeForest, WI

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Ethanol Industry, Aurora Co-Op Continue to Expand in Nebraska
July 23, 2018 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Robert Pore (Kearney Hub)  … Aurora Cooperative is opening its new A-Stop 24 pump site just north of Grant on Highway 61. Friday’s ceremony was attended by Gov. Pete Ricketts, area chamber members and Nebraska …

Inver Grove Heights Biofuel Plant Still on Track, but Hurdles Remain
July 23, 2018 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Adler (Star Tribune)  Garbage-to-ethanol plant in Inver Grove Heights still needs approvals.   —  Plans to create the country’s first garbage-to-ethanol plant in Inver Grove Heights are progressing. Yet hurdles remain for Enerkem, the Canadian company …

Sen. Ernst Questions CEQ Nominee on RFS and Year-Round E15
July 23, 2018 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by AJ Taylor (KIOW)  Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) stressed the importance of biofuels to rural communities and the need to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the …

House Energy Committee Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard RINs — July 25, 2018 — Washington, DC
July 23, 2018 – 9:40 am | No Comment
House Energy Committee Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard RINs    —   July 25, 2018   —   Washington, DC

9:15 a.m. 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Washington, DC 20515  —  The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment will hold a hearing entitled “Background on Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard.”
The hearing webcast will …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
July 22, 2018 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

University of Illinois professor Stephen Long, explaining the need for home-grown biofuels said, “(P)eople of my age have seen these past (oil) disruptions. You know we’ve probably three major ones since the ’70s really in our …

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Ergon – West Virginia’s Favor in RFS Claim Against EPA
July 20, 2018 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Ergon – West Virginia, Inc./Business Wire)  Ergon – West Virginia, Inc., Wrongfully Denied Small Refinery Hardship Relief  —  The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has vacated and remanded the United States …

Report: Clean Car Rules Coming Soon
July 20, 2018 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)Mark your calendars, readers. An EPA official told E&E News that the Trump administration will propose its plans for weakening Obama-era clean car standards next week. The plan will provide …

Putting Bacteria to Work
July 20, 2018 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) The idea of bacteria as diverse, complex perceptive entities that can hunt prey in packs, remember past experiences and interact with the moods and perceptions of their human hosts sounds like the …

Attis Industries Taps Timber Industry Leader for Procurement of Raw Materials
July 20, 2018 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(Attis Industries)  Agreement Creates Feedstock Advantage for First Commercial Facility  —  Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) (the “Company” or “Attis”), a diversified innovation and technology holding company, today announced the execution of a letter of intent with …

NPPD Part of DOE Study to Develop Integrated CO2 Collection, Transportation, and Storage Infrastructure
July 20, 2018 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Public Power District) Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has a goal of developing an …

Is Renewable Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel?
July 20, 2018 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Todd Campbell (ACT News/California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership)  Is natural gas renewable? What is renewable natural gas? Is renewable natural gas a fossil fuel?
To those of us in the industry, these questions may sound like …

Low-Carbon Jet Fuel and Diesel, at Scale: The Digest 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir Fuels
July 20, 2018 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Established in 2013, AltAir Fuels was created to produce low carbon fuels and chemicals derived from sustainable feedstock. For its first commercial project, AltAir partnered with Alon Energy USA to use …

Ballard-Powered El Dorado Fuel Cell Electric Buses Ready to Deliver Zero-Emission Transit Throughout California
July 20, 2018 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Ballard Power Systems)  Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that El Dorado National fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard FCveloCity®-HD modules, have successfully completed rigorous testing at The Altoona Bus Research …

House Votes to Denounce Carbon Taxes. Where Was the Climate Solutions Caucus?
July 20, 2018 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Marianne Lavelle (Inside Climate News)  Only 4 of the 43 Republicans who claim membership in the Climate Solutions Caucus voted against the resolution. All were early members of the group.
The U.S. House of Representatives on …

Feeding Plants to This Algae Could Fuel Your Car
July 19, 2018 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(Los Alamos National Laboratory/Phys.Org)  Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions provided today the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source. The research shows that a freshwater production …

Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc. Files Patents on Enhanced CTS Technology and Re-Structuring of Management
July 19, 2018 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Alliance Bioenergy Plus/AccessWire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM), The Board of Directors of ALLM, recognizing the need to refocus the direction and operations of the company, is in the process of implementing a series of …

Surfactants, 100% Renewable and Biobased: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Croda’s Eco Range
July 18, 2018 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Croda’s new Eco Range of surfactants is 100% renewable and 100% biobased. Croda’s is the first plant of its type in North America to produce 100% renewable, 100% biobased surfactants. The versatile …

Cities in California, New York Make Switch to Redeem RNG
July 18, 2018 – 11:20 am | No Comment

( Clean Energy Fuels Corp/Biomass Magazine)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that Brookhaven, New York, a municipality that moved away from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) 10 years ago, has extended Clean Energy’s contract for …

Fueling Change: A Family Business Transforms Fuel Supplies and Its Community
July 17, 2018 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Jordon DeGroote and Alex Gerard (Clean Energy Business Network)  In 2007, as gas prices were passing $4 a gallon, Joe and Beth Renwick were looking to cut costs in their family budget. They decided to …

California Is Cutting Greenhouse Gases, but Not from Cars. Can That Change?
July 17, 2018 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  … Emissions from transportation — cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships — keep rising. And since transportation accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector, that must …

Boyle Selected for DOE Early Career Research Program
July 17, 2018 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

(Colorado School of Mines)  Nanette Boyle, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program.
Boyle will receive $750,000 over five …

Algae for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana
July 17, 2018 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth—marine microalgae—to photosynthetically produce its ReNew line of Omega-3 EPA and DHA oils, animal feed, and biofuel feedstocks. Cellana’s patented ALDUO system, a series …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th
July 17, 2018 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field, sugar-based straws and more, ready …

Report Looks at Getting the Most from Biomethane in California
July 17, 2018 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued a report assessing specifications for biomethane in California common carrier pipelines. According to CCST, the report shows changes that could allow biomethane to be …

10th Annual RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum — October 1-3, 2018 — Chicago, IL
July 16, 2018 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
10th Annual RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum   —   October 1-3, 2018   —   Chicago, IL

Understand the latest challenges surrounding the RFS2 program and how you can spot opportunities in this shifting landscape.
Perhaps never before in its 11-year history has the RFS2 program faced such upheaval as now. Battle lines …

Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time
July 16, 2018 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board)  Emissions down 13% since their 2004 peak while economy grew 26%  —  … The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of greenhouse gases, saw a 2 percent increase in emissions in 2016 because …

Grassley Not Happy with EPA RFS Reply
July 16, 2018 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

(The Hagstrom Report/The Fence Post)  The Environmental Protection Agency finally replied to a letter that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and 11 other senators sent in April inquiring about waivers to the Renewable …

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for Survival in the Bioeconomy
July 16, 2018 – 10:56 am | No Comment

Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Some of these started with biofuels then went into chemicals, nutrition or protein and some are going back to their beginnings. What they all have in common, however, is they …

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever
July 13, 2018 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

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 …

SoCalGas, Énergir, GRDF & GRTgaz Join to Promote Biogas Development
July 12, 2018 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Canadian natural gas utility Énergir, and French utilities GRDF and GRTgaz announced a new collaboration aimed at advancing the research and development of renewable natural gas and technologies such …

Q.E.D.: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit
July 12, 2018 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s known by the ungainly acronym ABPDU, which might as well decode as “All Bioeconomy Processes Developed Upstairs,” but actually stands for the far more modest “Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit.”
It’s run …

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Releases 2018 Half Year Report
July 12, 2018 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) released its 2018 Half Year Report to its producer and vendor members at a networking event in Prior Lake yesterday.
The report gave members an overview of Minnesota’s …

Fairland Preps for Next Round with Ethanol Company
July 12, 2018 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by John Walker (Shelbyville News)  Area residents worried about a proposed ethanol manufacturing plant intend to voice their concerns at an upcoming meeting of the Shelbyville Plan Commission.
But first, questions about the project are to be sent to …

REG Ultra Clean Diesel Powers Incredible Adventures Fleet
July 12, 2018 – 10:56 am | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group/Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced a supply agreement July 11 with Dogpatch Biofuels to provide REG Ultra Clean Diesel to the bus fleet of Incredible Adventures, a leading adventure travel company.
REG Ultra …

Former DuPont Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets and Lying to the FBI
July 12, 2018 – 10:40 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Took Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information When He Accepted a Job with a Competitor  —  Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, pled guilty today in United States District Court in …

Maryland Seeks Applicants for Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Funding DEADLINE December 31, 2018
July 12, 2018 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  From July 1 through Dec. 31, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting applications for its competitive Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP).
The program is designed to aid in the development of alternative …

EVs Could Drive 38% Rise in US Electricity Demand, DOE Lab Finds
July 12, 2018 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive)  Rising electricity demand could lead to sustained absolute growth of 80 terawatt-hours per year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  —  … The study considers three scenarios, …

NREL: Novel Genetic Method Improves Efficiency of Enzyme
July 11, 2018 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Georgia developed a new genetic engineering technique to dramatically improve an enzyme’s ability to break down …

Fight Heats up over Washington State Carbon ‘Fee’ Likely to Make Fall Ballot
July 11, 2018 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Hal Bernton (Seattle Times)  Proponents of a Washington carbon-fee initiative showed up at the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia with more than 370,000 signatures to put their measure on the November ballot.
The signatures tally …

We Still Have No Idea How to Eliminate More than a Quarter of Energy Emissions
July 11, 2018 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by James Temple  (MIT Technology Review)   Air travel, shipping, and manufacturing are huge sources of carbon that we lack good options for addressing.  —  … But a new paper in Science offers a stark reminder that there are still huge …

Advanced Clean Transportation Expo — April 23-26, 2019 — Long Beach, CA
July 11, 2018 – 4:49 pm | No Comment
Advanced Clean Transportation Expo   —   April 23-26, 2019   —   Long Beach, CA

North America’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event.  ACT Expo provides unrivaled content on the mega trends driving the future of the commercial transportation sector—connected technologies, trucking efficiency, electrification, urban mobility, sustainable goods movement, …

NCDA&CS Grant Supports Research of Biochar Combined with AD
July 11, 2018 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Appalachian State University/Biomass Magazine)  Thanks to a $98,599 grant from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), a team of professors in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, along with …

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest
July 11, 2018 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of money available to companies willing …

California Trucking Company Cherokee Freight Lines Makes the Switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
July 11, 2018 – 9:36 am | No Comment

(Neste/PR Newswire)  Cherokee Freight Lines, a Northern California trucking company, has switched its entire fleet of more than 200 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.
Cherokee Freight Lines is a diversified carrier of food grade commodities, specializing …

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 5th
July 10, 2018 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, …

Video: Biofuel from Algae
July 10, 2018 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(University of Michigan)  University of Michigan scientists grew various combinations of freshwater algal species in 80 artificial ponds at U-M’s E.S. George Reserve near Pinckney, Michigan in the first large-scale, controlled experiment to test the widely …

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NCSE Annual Conference: Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience — January 8-9, 2019 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: August 3, 2018
July 10, 2018 – 4:05 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  NCSE Annual Conference: Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience — January 8-9, 2019 — Washington, DC    DEADLINE:  August 3, 2018

The National Council for Science and the Environment is a non-profit organization that works with scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all level of government to inform environmental policy and decision-making with the …

NCSE Annual Conference: Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience — January 8-9, 2019 — Washington, DC
July 10, 2018 – 3:59 pm | No Comment
NCSE Annual Conference: Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience   —   January 8-9, 2019   —   Washington, DC

The National Council for Science and the Environment is a non-profit organization that works with scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all level of government to inform environmental policy and decision-making with the …

Renewable Diesel for VUSD Fleet Makes Healthier Communities
July 10, 2018 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(The Vista Press)  Imagine an alternative diesel fuel that reduces carbon emission levels, improves air quality, and performs as well as and costs less than current fuel. If you’re thinking this sounds too good to be true, you’d …

California Regulator Sees ‘Window’ for Deal on Fuel Economy Rules
July 10, 2018 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California is ready to work with major automakers on revisions to greenhouse gas emission vehicle rules through 2025 and sees a “window” for a deal in the coming months, the state’s top …

Neutrons—Making Sustainable Biofuels
July 10, 2018 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using neutrons to understand why certain hydrocarbons produced by blue-green algae are important to their biology, so new strains can be engineered to sustainably …

Industrial Glucose: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fluid Quip Process Technologies Clean Sugar Technology
July 10, 2018 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For over 20 years, Fluid-Quip has been engineering and manufacturing separation equipment for corn wet milling and pulp and paper applications. Fluid-Quip Process Technologies has more recently leveraged wet milling knowledge …

As UPS Expands, So Does its Commitment to Alternative Fueling
July 10, 2018 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  … Currently, UPS’ clean fleet totals roughly 9,100 ground vehicles as part of a “rolling laboratory” approach of testing out different types of alternative fueling, including CNG, liquefied natural gas (LNG), …

Algae Production Workshop — October, 2018 — The Woodlands, TX
July 10, 2018 – 11:51 am | No Comment
Algae Production Workshop  — October, 2018   —   The Woodlands, TX

(Algae Industry Magazine)  National Algae Association (NAA) is reaching out to commercial algae producers of high-value nutraceutical omega-3 EPA/DHA, cosmetics, food, animal feed, biostimulants, biofertilizer, bioplastics and potential algae biofuels, to attend the NAA’s next Algae …

Memorandum of Understanding Signed for the Realisation in California of a Plant for the Production of Energy from Renewable Sources
July 9, 2018 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Saipem)  Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power, LLC, for the realisation of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol fuels, electricity …

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks
July 9, 2018 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas pipelines. This is the first …

From Water to Hydrogen Biofuel – ASU Uses Light-Driven Energy Extraction
July 9, 2018 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen …