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Biomethane Use in Transportation Sector Grows by Almost 600% in U.S.

(Southern California Gas Co./NGV Journal)  Calgren Dairy Fuels and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that four additional Central Valley dairies have started sending methane produced from cow manure to Calgren’s biogas operation in Pixley, where it is processed into high-quality, renewable natural gas and injected into SoCalGas’ system. The

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

A Simplified Way to Turn Food Waste into Hydrogen Energy

(Purdue University)  … Purdue scientists developed a method to improve the production of hydrogen from food waste using yeast. Until now, the production of hydrogen for use as clean fuel has largely been through bacterial degradation of food waste, which can lead to slow production rates and complex pre-processing of the

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

LCFS Pathways for Biogas-Based Hydrogen Filed with CARB

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The California Air Resources Board has opened comment periods on several Low Carbon Fuel Standard Tier 2 applications for biogas-fuels in recent weeks, including those for facilities that plan to produce biogas-based hydrogen and renewable natural gas (RNG). An application by Air Liquid Hydrogen Energy US

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article
    Minnesota Youth Climate Justice Summit    —   February 26, 2020   —   St. Paul, MN

Minnesota Youth Climate Justice Summit — February 26, 2020 — St. Paul, MN

The Youth Climate Justice Summit is a chance for youth to experience first-hand how to participate in government. Meet with MN Legislators that represent your district to talk with them about why we care about climate change and social justice. It is also a chance for you to meet youth

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education July 22-24, 2020 Registration Open

(Climate Generation)  Join together with educators from across the country this July 22-24 for an impactful training on climate change education! Teachers from all backgrounds and subjects are invited to attend and learn new tools, skills, and resources to teach climate in science, social studies, ELA, environmental studies, geography, art,

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Payments for Ecosystem Services Key to Enabling Agricultural Solutions to Sustainable Development Goals, Ag Renaissance

(Solutions from the Land) As discussions on climate change, clean water, hunger, poverty and biodiversity grow both on the domestic and global stages, the role of agriculture in addressing these mega-challenges is filling a growing role at the policy table. Statewide efforts facilitated by Solutions from the Land (SfL) and

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Aemetis Acquires Partially Complete Ethanol Plant in Kansas

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aemetis Inc. has purchased a partially complete ethanol plant in Kansas. While the company previously said it would convert the facility to cellulosic production, Aemetis Chairman and CEO Eric McAfee said there are currently no plans to build at the site.  … In its third

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Gevo Contracts with Three Dairies to Provide Manure for Conversion into Biogas

by Patrick M. Graham (Proactive Investors) Gevo Inc (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced Wednesday that it has contracted with three dairies to provide manure that the company will convert into pipeline quality biogas (renewable natural gas). Combined, the three dairies expect to generate about 350,000 MMBTU biogas per year for sale to off-takers or

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

FastOx Commercialization: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sierra Energy’s Gasification Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The U.S. Army has a FHL installation and there is an FTL demo, but did you know Sierra Energy has an online gasification calculator tool that you can use too? Check out this Slide-Guide from Sierra Energy’s VP of Engineering, Daniel Dodd where he shares

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Economics: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to REG’s Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From GHG emissions and carbon savings to growing public policy support, REG is working hard on improving biodiesel’s LCFS value. Check out this Slide-Guide from REG’s Director of Government Affairs, Lindsay Fitzgerald’s presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco to get the latest on states

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article
    BIO World Congress   —   September 21-24, 2020   —   Raleigh, North Carolina

BIO World Congress — September 21-24, 2020 — Raleigh, North Carolina

Experience the Latest in Industrial Biotech and AgTech — Join us for an action packed week this September. Discover the sustainable and transformative biology-driven breakthroughs powering the global bio-based economy. Meet key partners representing the entire value chain, including feedstock production, processing, and finished consumer products in BIO One-on-One Partnering™,

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article
    ABLC NEXT   —   October 29-30, 2020   —   San Francisco, CA

ABLC NEXT — October 29-30, 2020 — San Francisco, CA

SAVE THE DATE    READ MORE

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article
    BIO International Convention   —   June 8-11, 2020   —   San Diego, CA

BIO International Convention — June 8-11, 2020 — San Diego, CA

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Secretary Naig Presents Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards: Diamond Oil Company Receives Biodiesel Award and Ethanol Award Goes to Elliott Oil Company

(FuelIowa) Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented Elliott Oil Company of Ottumwa and Diamond Oil Company of Des Moines with the 2020 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards today at the FUELIowa Annual Meeting in Des Moines. The Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards were created by FUELIowa in partnership with the Iowa

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article

How to Make It Easier to Turn Plant Waste into Biofuels

by Todd Bates (Rutgers University/Phys.Org) Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Their approach, featuring an ammonia-salt based solvent that rapidly turns plant fibers into sugars needed to make ethanol, works

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Gold Rush: Daryl Maas Followed His Dreams to California

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Daryl Maas followed his dreams to California, where he is filling an important niche helping mitigate climate change and dairy farmers mine the lucrative rewards of cow manure.  —  Daryl Maas was raised among the Dutch dairy farms of Northwest Washington. After joining the military

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Biodiesel for Buses Cuts Carbon Footprint

by Scott Hernandez-Jason (University of California Santa Cruz) By switching to renewable diesel fuel, UC Santa Cruz has significantly reduced the amount of carbon emitted from its student shuttles and other fleet vehicles. Campus vehicles used about 72,000 gallons of diesel in 2019, fleet manager Theo Diamantopoulos said. He estimated the

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article

One Airport’s Path to Carbon Neutrality with SAF: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to San Francisco International Airport’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  San Francisco International Airport has some lofty goals when it comes to zero net energy, zero waste and carbon neutrality, but it goes beyond that. Find out how SFO is working with airlines and fuel suppliers to get sustainable aviation fuel integrated into their terminals,

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article
    The Lithium Triangle Initiative: South America’s Lithium Triangle and the Future of the Green Economy   —   January 23, 2020   —   Washington, DC

The Lithium Triangle Initiative: South America’s Lithium Triangle and the Future of the Green Economy — January 23, 2020 — Washington, DC

As the global community pursues sustainable economic development, lithium is playing an increasingly critical role. The metal is used for rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles and for the energy storage needed to expand renewable energy. As a result, global demand for lithium is expected to grow rapidly, and supply will

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

From Woody Biomass to Renewable Fuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Rock Biofuels’ Lakeview Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Red Rock’s Lakeview site broke ground in July 2018 but what’s the status now? Just ask Red Rock’s Jeff Manternach, Co-founder and CFO, who gave this illuminating presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco. He shared the latest photos and details on their Lakeview site

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

At Sea-Tac Airport, Where Emissions Are Rising, Gov. Inslee Pitches Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

by Evan Bush (Seattle Times) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday promoted a statewide low-carbon fuel standard during a visit at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, saying the policy would increase access to biofuels for the aviation industry, a portion of the economy that’s particularly challenging for reducing greenhouse gases. Aviation fuels are

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Senator Amy Klobuchar Campaigns in Iowa Ahead of Democratic Debate

by Melody Mercado (WHOTV)  … (Senator Amy) Klobuchar is claiming a home field advantage for next week’s Democratic debate in Iowa. She says she is looking forward to bringing rural issues to the debate such as the closings of biodiesel and ethanol plants in the region. Klobuchar says the issues in

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article
    2nd US Microalgae Industry Summit   —   May 27-28, 2020   —   Orlando, FL

2nd US Microalgae Industry Summit — May 27-28, 2020 — Orlando, FL

The event will bring together key players from the industry to discuss the latest technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs across the microalgae value chain.  The two day event will not only give the participants an insight on the current challenges and opportunities the industry is facing but also provide

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Dem Senators Urge Shareholders on Climate:

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) A trio of Democratic senators urged four major Marathon Petroleum shareholders to exert influence to shift the refining company’s climate change lobbying efforts. The letters from Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Brian Schatz (Hawaii) and Martin Heinrich (N.M.) to JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard cited Marathon’s push to thwart increasing vehicle fuel economy standards and

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Five Reasons Midwestern States Need a Clean Fuel Standard

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists) … Here are five reasons now is the time for Midwestern States to get started on a clean fuel standard. Accelerating Electric Vehicles: Electric vehicles are growing in the Midwest, but need a boost. While the Midwest leads the nation in biofuel and wind

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article
    2020 Journalists Guide to Energy and the Environment   —   January 24, 2020   —   Washington, DC

2020 Journalists Guide to Energy and the Environment — January 24, 2020 — Washington, DC

From Australia to the Arctic, environment and energy news is already heating up as 2020 kicks off — and the election promises to add fuel to the fire. Get a head start on this year’s top stories at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 8th annual “Journalists’ Guide to Energy and

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Digest Data Dashboard: A 2020 Snapshot Guide to Bioeconomy Fuel, Carbon, Equity Prices, Demand, Margins

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Exclusively created for Digest Readers, here is a Digest 2020 Visual Guide to the Bioeconomy based on the latest data out there. From biodiesel and ethanol operating margins to liquid energy commodity prices, RIN prices and volumes, low carbon fuel standard prices and credit data,

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Corrosion Calamities: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Corrosion Resistant Materials for Bio-Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Biomass liquefaction technology and bio-oil storage has enough challenges to deal with so being able to identify corrosion-resistant, cost-effective structural materials so that materials issues isn’t one of those challenges, can come a long way to help successful commercialization. Jim Keiser and his team from Oak

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article
    California Dairy Sustainability Summit   —   March 25-26, 2020   —   Sacramento, CA

California Dairy Sustainability Summit — March 25-26, 2020 — Sacramento, CA

California Dairy Sustainability Summit explores new ways for dairy farmers to: Promote environmental sustainability Develop new business opportunities Improve operational efficiency Reduce emissions and conserve water Set high standards for animal health Reduce on-farm costs   READ MORE How Can You Partner with Dairy Farmers to Create a More Sustainable Future?

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  Algae Biomass Summit 2020   —   September 8-11, 2020   —   San Diego, CA    DEADLINE: February 10, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Algae Biomass Summit 2020 — September 8-11, 2020 — San Diego, CA DEADLINE: February 10, 2020

The Summit is the algae industry’s premier event, where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rub elbows with venture capitalists. The 2020 Algae Biomass Summit welcomes a wide range

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

University Campus in California Switches to Renewable Diesel, Reducing Carbon Footprint

(Biofuels International)  By converting its fleet to renewable diesel fuel, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) has significantly reduced its carbon footprint. Campus vehicles, which include student shuttles and other fleet vehicles, used around 72,000 gallons of diesel in 2019, according to fleet manager Theo Diamantopoulos. He

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Trillium Opens More CNG Stations in California, Will Offer Biomethane

(Trillium/NGV Journal)  Trillium announced that it is adding two new public CNG fueling stations to its network of California locations. The company designed and built the stations at two Love’s Travel Stops located in Lost Hills and Tehachapi, California. The facilities will offer biomethane fueling capabilities to fleet customers. Produced entirely

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

California Has Big Clean Energy Ambitions, and Is Looking for Better Energy Storage to Realize Them DEADLINE February 4, 2020

by Kavya Balaraman (Utility Dive) The California Energy Commission (CEC) is putting up to $11 million on the table for developers of energy storage technologies other than lithium-ion batteries, according to a solicitation launched last month. The agency is looking for one group of projects based on emerging customer-side storage

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OPINION: Fostering Innovation with Biofuels — Biofuels Curriculum

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …At Growth Energy, we share that commitment to community and are excited to invest our philanthropic time and money into the next generation through biofuels education and advocacy training in the classroom. Through our partnership with National FFA and the National Association of

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Advisory Panel Slams Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks

by Sean Reilly, Kelsey Brugger, Maxine Joselow and Ariel Wittenberg (E&E News)  … The SAB (Science Advisory Board) also lobbed extensive criticism at the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era clean car standards. “There are significant weaknesses in the scientific analysis of the proposed rule,” the board wrote in its draft report. The clean

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Dems Tee up Climate Plans

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The legislative framework that senior Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want to move this year to combat climate change calls for reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the building, industrial, transportation and electricity sectors by 2050 — but does not call

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New Round of Grant Funds Available Through Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project DEADLINE: March 13, 2020

(North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center)  Over $1,400,000 to be awarded for transportation-related emission reductions  — The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at North Carolina State University announces the following request for proposals (RFP) through the 2020 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project. The 2020 initiative will offer $1.4

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Standards: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oregon is ahead of the curve in many ways, but one in particular that stands out is their Clean Fuels Program. Check out this short and sweet Slide-Guide to the latest on Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, like who is involved, bank of credits and deficits,

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Dimethyl Ether – Zero Emissions, Carbon Neutrality?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels’ Renewable DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dimethyl Ether – We know DME well, but do you know all of its advantages or about fuel-grade DME in North America? Did you know about Oberon Fuels’ small-scale DME production process and the latest on their pilot DME facility in Southern California? About Propane/DME

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Packing Peanuts from Sunflower Stem Pith, Biobased Packaging Tape, Wheat-Based ‘Turtle Straws’, Bioluminescent Glow Sticks, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of January 9th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As you clean up the post-holiday mess, you might find those annoying packaging peanuts all over your home or office…but three teens have developed an alternative to packing peanuts made from sunflower stem pith! And while we are talking about packaging, a German-based adhesives maker introduced

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

2020 Biodiesel Plant Map Reflections

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine highlights industry changes as discovered during the 2020 U.S. & Canada Biodiesel Plant Map data collection efforts.  … Naturally, one recurring theme that kept rearing its ugly head was the toll that the lack of the $1 per gallon federal biodiesel tax credit,

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Coming Full Circle

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Celebrating 25 years, the Hawaii-based company that has built biodiesel plants across the U.S. and Japan has gone back to its roots, focusing on sustainability and local energy independence for the archipelago. … Once a process technology-focused company that built 13 plants in Hawaii, Japan,

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Innovations in Biodiesel Technology

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New biodiesel process technologies continue to emerge, promising optimization of production through greater efficiencies and lower costs.  —  Crown Iron Works: … The global Minnesota-based firm has built 50 biodiesel plants around the world. Like any good engineering company, Crown continues to refine its biodiesel

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Casey’s General Stores to Offer Higher Ethanol Blends across US State of Nebraska

(Biofuels International) Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) has teamed up with Casey’s General Stores in the US to offer drivers in the state of Nebraska increased access to higher blends of ethanol fuel. Through its blender pump incentive infrastructure programme, NCB provided grant assistance to help Casey’s upgrade its existing fuel

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

A Greener, Simpler Way to Create Syngas

by Matthew Chin  (University of California, Los Angeles)  UCLA, Rice and UC Santa Barbara researchers develop new method to produce vital industrial gas  — Researchers from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, Rice University and UC Santa Barbara have developed an easier and greener way to create syngas.  A study detailing their work is published

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

(Great Plains Institute)  This Initiative is exploring a clean fuels policy, at the state or regional level, as a marketdriven approach to achieving our economic, energy security, climate, environmental, and public health goals. This white paper presents policy design considerations that are intended to inform further discussion of new and

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

10 Reasons Why Algae Are Interesting: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes for Carbon Capture Reuse and Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae is a wondrous thing…and here are 10 reasons why. But that’s not all! What about polyurethanes? Fully renewable polyurethanes from unsaturated lipids and protein-derived amine cross linkers?  Check out this Slide-Guide from NREL’s Philip Pienkos presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco where he shares

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Richard L. Ottinger Internship Program (Paid) at Environmental and Energy Study Institute

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) EESI relies on interns to provide substantive help to advance our environmental and energy policy agenda. In return, interns gain insight into the workings of Congress and the federal legislative process, knowledge of significant environmental and energy issues, and an understanding how a not-for-profit organization works. EESI’s relationships

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

D.C., New York, New Orleans Lead the Way on Biodiesel

by Savannah Bertrand (Environmental and Energy Study Institute) An increasing number of U.S. cities are switching their diesel fleets to biodiesel, a renewable fuel produced from biomass (such as waste oils) that helps alleviate the demand for petroleum products. Compared to diesel, biodiesel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 86

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Shell Aviation Inks Deal to Supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Lufthansa in US Airport

by Madeleine Cuff (Business Green) Firm promises to develop ‘scalable supply’ of sustainable aviation fuels under new multi-year partnership with World Energy  —  Shell Aviation, the jet fuel arm of the Dutch oil giant, has today announced a new deal with World Energy and Lufthansa Group that will see the

January 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels a Positive for Farmers in Ag Issue Conversations

by Rhiannon Branch (Brownfield Ag News)  … Elliott Uphoff grows corn and soybeans near Shelbyville in central Illinois. He tells Brownfield  biodiesel from soybeans and ethanol from corn should be recognized as renewable energy sources. “They burn cleaner than petroleum-based fuels. So, we are promoting them to clean up the

January 7, 2020 Read Full Article

First Fund @ Delaware Innovation Space Funding Applications Due January 31, 2020

(Gust Launch)  … First Fund is an exclusive program at the Delaware Innovation Space (DISI), that provides select early stage startup companies with up to $150,000* to access to DISI’s business building expertise, core programs, scientific equipment, and extensive, multi-use wet laboratories along with up to $75,000* cash to seed operations. First

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JetBlue Prepares Its Business for a New Climate Reality

(JetBlue) JetBlue to Go Carbon Neutral on All Domestic Flights by Offsetting Emissions Starting in 2020, Ramping up to Offset more than 15-17 Billion Pounds of CO2 Emissions Per Year;  JetBlue to Start Flying with Sustainable Aviation Fuel on Flights from San Francisco in 2020  JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today (January 6,

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    4th Annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo   —   August 25-27, 2020   —   Durham, NC

4th Annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo — August 25-27, 2020 — Durham, NC

Discover the latest and greatest in sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation. The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo showcases the latest and greatest opportunities for biofuel, electric, natural gas, and propane fuels and fueling. The conference includes strong focus on data driven decisions, tools, and technologies. With 70+ speakers

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Florida Is Fueled with Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Florida Power & Light Co. embraces environmental stewardship as a core value and has used biodiesel fuel regularly for nearly 20 years—one vital component of its corporate responsibility strategy.  The utility is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, the world’s largest producer of renewable power from wind

January 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Suncor Asks 10th Circuit to Review EPA’s Denial of Controversial Biofuels Exemption

by Michael Karlik (Colorado Politics) Suncor Energy U.S.A. has filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to review a federal decision denying the company a one-year exemption from the country’s biofuels requirement at its two refineries in Commerce City. In a letter dated Oct. 25, the

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Year in Review: Biofuel Facility Closer to Construction

by Anna Del Savio (Columbia County Spotlight/Pamplin Media Grou)  NEXT’s biofuel production facility scheduled to open at Port Westward in 2022  — Preparations for the NEXT Renewable Fuels production facility at Port Westward are underway.  In September, following months of public forums and scrutiny of NEXT leadership, the Port of Columbia

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Carbon X Prize: Transforming CO₂ into Valuable Products

(Carbon X Prize)  The $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

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NYC Is Heating up with America’s Advanced Biofuel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  NYC requires all city fleet vehicles and equipment to use B20 biodiesel from April through November, and B5 from December through March. However, biodiesel has performed so successfully that the city has started some B20 use year-round. … In fact, NYC vehicles used more than 2

January 6, 2020 Read Full Article

FuelCell Energy Highlights Advances in Renewable Biogas Applications Using SureSource Fuel Cell and Proprietary Gas Treatment Systems

(Power Mag/FuelCell Energy) Improving reliability and efficiency of renewable biogas applications since first commercial shipment in 2003; Unique chemistry of carbonate fuel cell avoids de-rating power plant when using  on-site biogas; Proprietary advanced systems developed by FuelCell Energy for cleanup and monitoring of on-site biogas; Proprietary cleanup skid increases the

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article
    CWEEL Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza   — February 28, 2020   —   College Park, MD

CWEEL Clean Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza — February 28, 2020 — College Park, MD

SAVE THE DATE Presented with the Association of Energy Engineers – National Capital Chapter   READ MORE

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    6th Annual Green Financing Forum   —   January 23, 2020   —   Arlington, VA

6th Annual Green Financing Forum — January 23, 2020 — Arlington, VA

More than ever, innovative financing solutions are needed for green energy and sustainability projects. On January 23, Leaders in Energy/Potential Energy DC will co-host their annual green financing program. As always, you can expect to hear and meet experts from across the region to help get your products and solutions into the

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OPINION: 2019 Brought Some Good Ethanol News for Retailers

by Cassie Mullen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association) As we enter this new decade of the 2020s, the future looks incredibly bright for higher blends of ethanol. Here are a few of the highlights we experienced in 2019 that will no doubt lead to continued expansion in the new year.  E15

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Low-Carbon Fuel on Agenda for WA Lawmakers

By Mateusz Perkowski (Capital Press/Chinook Observer) Gov. Jay Inslee’s agenda for the 2020 legislative session includes a low-carbon fuel standard, which effectively taxes fossil fuels and subsidizes renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. California adopted the policy in 2010, and it has increased the price of gasoline and diesel, according

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National Ethanol Conference Scholarship Available DEADLINE: January 10, 2020

(National Ethanol Conference) Two scholarships are available to college students interested in attending the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference, scheduled for Feb. 10-12 in Houston. The scholarships cover the cost of the conference (a $969 value) as well as airfare and lodging costs. Deadline is January 10. For the 11th

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Small California Indian Tribe Goes Off-Grid with Mini-Grid Including UCO Biodiesel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Washington Post newspaper reports that used cooking oil from the Blue Lake Rancheria Indian tribe’s hotel and casino is used for biodiesel production, part of the tribe’s wider strategy to create a mini-grid that insulates it from fire-related power shut offs across Northern

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Microbes to Materials: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Lygos’ Sugar Conversion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  By taking a low pH yeast platform and adding in some BioFab and software, machine learning and artificial intelligence, you get new materials development, said Eric Steen from Lygos during his presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco. Check out this slide guide to get

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World’s 1st Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Powered Yacht, Hemp Airplane, Rock Snot to Biomaterials, Sisal-Based Thermal Insulation, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of January 3rd

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The bioeconomy is kickstarting 2020 with a flurry of innovations, like a millennial entrepreneur who developed a method to convert invasive toxic algae commonly called “rock snot” into various materials including paper, fabric and bioplastic. Another entrepreneur developed thermal insulation made from sisal, a plant found

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    Triangle Clean Cities: Renewable Natural Gas Workshop   —   January 15, 2020   —   Morrisville, NC

Triangle Clean Cities: Renewable Natural Gas Workshop — January 15, 2020 — Morrisville, NC

Sign up to attend the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition workshop about renewable natural gas and its applications in North Carolina. Co-sponsored by Triangle J Council of Governments and Dominion Energy. Lunch will be provided! Natasha Beilstein, a Regulatory Consultant at EcoEngineers, will be giving a presentation at upcoming renewable natural

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    Clean Vehicles Coalition: Renewable Natural Gas Workshop   —   January 14, 2020   —   Ashville, NC

Clean Vehicles Coalition: Renewable Natural Gas Workshop — January 14, 2020 — Ashville, NC

Natasha Beilstein, a Regulatory Consultant at EcoEngineers, will be giving a presentation at upcoming renewable natural gas (RNG) workshops in North Carolina. These events, orchestrated by the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition and sponsored by Dominion Energy, will explore RNG technologies and their

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Biodiesel at Work at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

(Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities) Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities is non-profit that aims to increase the use of alternative fuels in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. As part of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education grant, this video was produced to educate the public and other fleets about biodiesel use.  WATCH VIDEO

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    State of the Renewable Fuels Standard   —   January 17, 2020   —   Washington, DC

State of the Renewable Fuels Standard — January 17, 2020 — Washington, DC

National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics Lunch: STATE OF THE RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD WITH CHRIS BLILEY, VP REGULATORY AFFAIRS AT GROWTH ENERGY Late last month the EPA published final 2020 volume requirements for the Renewable Fuels Standard that maintained ethanol blend targets at 15 billion

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The Digest’s 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Markets & Predictions for 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2020? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead.  As the sunset of 2019 gives way to the dawn of 2020, once again roll the

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Greenlane Wins Biogas Upgrading Contract for California Project

(Greenlane Renewables/Biomass Magazine) Greenlane Renewables Inc. announced on Dec. 27 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has secured a new $8.3 million (US$6.3 million) biogas upgrading contract with a customer in California, whose name is being withheld at this time for confidentiality reasons. Engineering work will begin

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    InnovationXLab Biomanufacturing Summit   —   January 28-29, 2020   —   Berkeley, CA

InnovationXLab Biomanufacturing Summit — January 28-29, 2020 — Berkeley, CA

The Department of Energy (DOE) invests billions of dollars per year in its National Laboratory system, a global leader in scientific research. OTT designed the InnovationXLab series in collaboration with the Labs to expand the commercial impact of the substantial investment in the National Lab innovation portfolio. The InnovationXLab Biomanufacturing Summit is an exclusive event aimed

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company Anticipates February Start

By Ron Warnick (Quay County Sun) The president of a Tucumcari biofuels company said he anticipates construction will begin in February to convert a closed ethanol plant on the city’s north side into a methane-gas plant that will create 40 jobs for a one-year period. Robert Hockaday, president of Tucumcari Bio-Energy,

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Converting Waste to Synthetic Crude Oil: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella’s Thermochemical Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella is transforming plastic and biomass waste into high value sustainable resources. Their Cat-HTR platform uses water at high temperature and pressure to transform wastes and residues to synthetic crude oil, chemically equivalent to fossil crude. Steve Rogers from Licella shared this illuminating presentation at

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 64 countries have targets or mandates – but how much where, and when, and what?  Besides the EU, the major blending mandates that will drive global demand are those set in the US, China and Brazil – each of which has set targets – or, in

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Dave VanderGriend

“Locally, a chain of convenience stores has installed blender pumps selling mid-level blends in addition to E10 and E85. Consumers are responding by purchasing nearly as much E30 as E10, resulting in 2.5 times more ethanol sales compared to E10-only retailers.” Dave VanderGriend laments that this is apparently illegal according

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Washington, DC, Is No Longer an Option

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative/ICM)    Mid-level blends are the future of the ethanol industry, and the U.S. government can’t be trusted to promote their use.  …  An overlooked provision in the recent rule allowing year-round sales of E15 caps ethanol blends at 15 percent by making

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Finding Environmental Markets Carbon Credits, Water Quality Markets Rebuild for Farmers

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) When Ohio farmer Fred Yoder testified last month before the House Select Committee on Climate Change, the long-time no-till farmer and champion of climate-smart farming practices told lawmakers one of the best things that could happen would be to get back a carbon market that

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Predicting How Microbial Neighbors Influence Each Other

(U.S. Department of Energy)  A new microbial network inference method reliably predicts interactions that depend on neighboring organisms.  — The Science Microbes in the soil form networks, which in turn make up larger communities. As the environment changes, so do the microbes and their relationships. For scientists to design or control

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

A Planet on Fire: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Rock Biofuels’ Call to Action for Aviation Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Facing catastrophic problems with the immediacy of wildfire and the sinister creeping of climate change is depressing. It is depressing enough to throw in the towel, to say I can’t make a difference, the problem is just too big for me to solve.” That’s what Jeff

December 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Hemp, Inc. CEO, Bruce Perlowin, Featured in Havasu News Coverage about Kins Communities

(Hemp, Inc./Globe Newswire)  Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers, including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, announced today news coverage in Havasu News, a leading source for news, sports and opinions in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The

December 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels – Where Are the Gallons?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From what is an advanced biofuel to why, we take a look at the gallons, the ethanol blend wall, the residue capacity, and over 30 advanced biofuels projects from around the world to watch. In today’s Digest, a Digest 2020 Multi-Slide Guide on advanced biofuels that

December 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Connecticut Town Invests in FOG Biodiesel Production as Part of Wastewater Revamp

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Connecticut, local press reports that the city of Danbury is set to become the first in the state to collect FOG from its waste streams as part of a wider $100 million wastewater treatment upgrade, which it expects will allow it to process enough fats

December 27, 2019 Read Full Article

New Animal Feeds for New York Farmers

(Specialist Nutrition) What does Specialist Nutrition do?  Specialist Nutrition is an Irish company that handles byproducts, primarily from the drinks industry. We manage the spent grain byproducts from the brewing and distilling industry in Ireland and sell these high-protein byproducts as a moist feed direct to Irish farmers. For example, we handle

December 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Autothermal Pyrolysis: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Rethinking Thermochemical Processing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Iowa State University is working on fast pyrolysis, and Robert Brown, Director of the university’s Bioeconomy Institute looks at how their work is making us rethink thermochemical processing. By looking at autothermal pyrolysis, and more, Brown shared this presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco.  READ

December 27, 2019 Read Full Article

RNG Opportunities and Takeaways: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Natural Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the current opportunities in renewable natural gas? Mike McCurdy, Managing Director at ICF set out to answer that question at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco. Check out his illuminating presentation on their view of the LCFS, cellulosic RINs, how carbon intensity is driving

December 26, 2019 Read Full Article

New Research: MD Governor Falls Short on Climate Action

(ClimateXChange) Alongside the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, we requested a policy review of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act: 2019 GGRA Draft Plan released by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in October. Our review was conducted by the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS).  The review finds that Maryland Governor

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Peruvian Team Braves Minnesota Cold To Learn About U.S. DDGS

(U.S. Grains Council) A Peruvian team of poultry and beef producers discussed corn and ethanol production in addition to how the quality of DDGS is controlled from the receiving of grain at the ethanol plant through the final loading into railcars and trucks  —  A chill in the air did

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Midwest Ag Energy Receives Department of Labor “HIRE VETS” Award

by Warren Abrahamson (NewsDakota) Midwest AgEnergy, the parent company to ethanol biorefineries, Blue Flint, near Underwood, ND and Dakota Spirit, near Spiritwood, ND is honored to announce it has been awarded the 2019 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Veterans (HIRE Vets) Gold Medallion Award. By meeting the criteria required

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Economics, Expectations and Exports

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine talked to three experts about the past year, and what they see moving into 2020.  —  2019 brought a Reid vapor pressure waiver for E15, but it also brought excessive small refinery waivers and low margins for ethanol plants. The year

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Marginal Improvement

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Margins at some plants have begun to rise, but they’re still tight, and factors like crop condition and harvest progress will have an impact. … Jamey Cline, business development director with Christianson PLLP, agrees. He says in order for the industry to manage its

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Pearson Fuels Partners with World Energy to Deliver an Advanced E85 Flex Fuel

(World Energy/PR Newswire)  Leading Low-Carbon Fuel Providers Offer the Market’s First and Only Ethanol and Renewable Naphtha Blend  —   Pearson Fuels, the largest distributor of E85 Flex Fuel in California, today announced a partnership to purchase Renewable Naphtha (RN) from World Energy, one of the largest and longest-serving low-carbon fuel suppliers in North

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Air France Agrees SAF Initiative on Flights from San Francisco while KLM Buys Renewable Fuel from Neste

(GreenAir Online)  Airline group partners Air France and KLM have each entered into new commitments to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Air France and Shell have signed a memorandum of undertaking with World Energy through which the airline plans to use SAF made from inedible waste fats and oils on

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Scientist Tests whether Algae Could Help Clean up Water Polluted by Midwest Farm Runoff

by Fred Knapp (KCUR)  … (Paul) Black chairs UNL’s  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus) Biochemistry Department and is a founding member of a company called Vestal W20, which is trying to use algae to remove excess nitrates out of water. “What’s happened over the hundred-plus years of putting nitrogen fertilizer on

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Bill Would Create ARPA–Terra, a New Research Agency to Invest in Early Stage Research on Innovative Agricultural Technologies that Enhance Environmental Sustainability, Export Competitiveness, and Crop Resilience

(Office of Senator Michael Bennet, D-CO)   Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-3) announced they have introduced new legislation to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Terra (ARPA–Terra), a new agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to invest in innovative agricultural technologies that increase economic opportunity for

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Quad County Corn Processors Seeds Monarch Fueling Station

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Following the harvest of a small corn field near Quad Country Corn Processors, the ethanol plant recently seeded it once more, only not with corn but with milkweed. Board member Alan Bennett conducted a dormant seeding of native grasses, milkweed, and other plants that attract pollinators on

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

MAGIC System Allows Researchers to Modulate the Activity of Genes Acting in Concert

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/EurekAlert!) Genomic research has unlocked the capability to edit the genomes of living cells; yet so far, the effects of such changes must be examined in isolation. In contrast, the complex traits that are of interest in both fundamental and applied research, such as those related to

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Chief Denies Coordinating with DOJ on Investigation of Automakers Siding with California

by Josh Siegel and  Abby Smith (Washington Examiner) Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew Wheeler said he was not involved with the Justice Department’s decision to launch an antitrust investigation against four automakers that joined with California on fuel efficiency rules, a move that Democrats have questioned as possible retaliation by the White House.

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Requirements for Ride-Hailing Companies among Gov. Inslee’s Climate Proposals

by Evan Bush (Seattle Times) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday laid out another set of ambitious policy priorities to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, focusing this legislative session on transforming the state’s carbon-laden transportation system. The governor, during a morning news conference in Olympia, asked the Legislature to pass

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals — April 26-29, 2020 — New Orleans, LA    DEADLINE:  January 24, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals — April 26-29, 2020 — New Orleans, LA DEADLINE: January 24, 2020

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology announces the premier scientific conference for biotechnological advances for production of biofuels, bioproducts and biomaterials. The 42nd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, April 26th-29th 2020. This year’s exciting 42nd SBFC

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Heliogen Achieves Breakthrough Temperatures From Concentrated Sunlight for Industrial Processes, With Momentum Toward Commercial Hydrogen Fuel Creation

(Heliogen/Business Wire) Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, today announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Is Big Oil Feeling the Heat?

by Matt Carr (New Energy American/The Hill) … In 2016 Big Oil received the gift of the century in a Donald Trump presidency. Despite promises in Iowa to grow the renewable fuels industry and to promote clean air, he immediately set out to do exactly the opposite.  He put fossil fuel boosters Scott Pruitt and Andrew Wheeler in charge

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Clean Cities, Milwaukee, WI Seeking Internship Candidates DEADLINE: December 31, 2019

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  WCC is seeking paid internship candidates for the spring semester through the U.S. DOE’s Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program. The intern will work 15-20 hours per week in our Milwaukee office. Interested candidates may contact WCC Executive Director Lorrie Lisek for details. Applications must be received by December

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Kwik Trip Receives Qward for Sustainable Transportation Efforts.

by Molly Ringberg (News8000) Top sustainable transportation leaders around Wisconsin were honored for their commitment to the environment at the Wisconsin Clean Cities 25th Annual Stakeholder Meeting and Awards. First place for the Forward Fleet Award went to Kwik Trip for the amount of petroleum it displaced by using alternative fuels and

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Bombardier Delivers Aircraft Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Latitude 33 Aviation

(Biofuels International)  Airplane manufacturer Bombardier has announced that California, US-based private jet charterer Latitude 33 Aviation has taken delivery of the first customer aircraft to be powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the Challenger 350 business jet in Seattle on behalf of the

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Research Yields Potential Bioblendstock for Diesel Fuel

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Phys.Org)  The NREL scientists, along with colleagues at Yale University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are part of the Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Co-Optima’s research focuses on improving fuel economy and vehicle performance while also reducing emissions. “If

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Gulfstream’s Fleet Hits Sustainable Aviation Fuel Milestone

(Biofuels International)  Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s fleet has flown over one million nautical miles – or 1.85 million kilometres – on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  The company has used SAF for its corporate, demonstration, customer support and flight test fleets since March 2016. Over 550 flights have been flown with blended

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

POET Commits $2 Million for Precision Agriculture Initiative at SDSU

(POET) Today (December 17, 2019)   POET Founder and CEO Jeff Broin announced a $2 million gift for construction of the precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University (SDSU). POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

REG Blending Partner Becomes Boston’s Official Heating Oil Provider: Broco Oil to Provide Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil for City’s Municipal Buildings

(Business Wire) Family owned, veteran operated fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities. Broco Oil’s ’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat® fuel blend containing 20 percent biodiesel, a renewable liquid fuel that significantly

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Confessions of a Biorefiner: Green Plains’ Journey into the Land of High-Value Proteins, and the Who, What and Why of That

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week news came out of a partnership between Novozymes and Green Plains to use biological technology to extract more value from corn protein, at what used to be known as corn ethanol plants, but with this news we might finally and forever begin to think

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article
    Lignofuels Americas 2020    —   March 11-12, 2020   —   Omaha, NE

Lignofuels Americas 2020  — March 11-12, 2020 — Omaha, NE

Lignofuels Americas 2020 will bring together senior representatives from across the entire value chain including feedstock producers, technology providers, cellulosic biofuel producers and the research community amongst others for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussions and excellent networking opportunities. Transportation fuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks have made huge steps forward in

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Delta Enters Offtake Agreement with Gevo for 10 Million Gallons Per Year of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Creates Long-Term Carbon Solution

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:  GEVO) – Delta’s work to create a sustainable future continues with a long-term offtake agreement under which Delta will purchase 10 million gallons per year of advanced renewable biofuels from Gevo. Sustainable aviation fuels provide significant environmental benefits because the lifecycle carbon footprint can be up to

December 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Cap-and-Invest Modeling Lacks Consideration of Renewable Fuel Adoption and Infrastructure

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Modeling by Georgetown Climate Center’s Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States released Tuesday showed potential for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, pollution reduction, job creation and public health benefits.  The anticipated program is designed around auctions of credits by member states

December 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Regional Proposal for Clean Transportation Reaches Milestone States and D.C. Invite Feedback on Draft MOU, Share Estimates of Potential Benefits for Health, Environment, Economy DEADLINE February 28, 2020

(Transportation and Climate Initiative/Georgetown Climate Center)  The bipartisan group of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions that make up the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) today invited public input on a new draft proposal for a regional program to establish a cap on global warming pollution from transportation fuels and invest millions

December 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Neutrons Optimize High Efficiency Catalyst for Greener Approach to Biofuel Synthesis

(U.S. Department of Energy/Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Science Daily) Researchers used neutron scattering in the development of a catalyst that converts biomass into liquid fuel with remarkably high efficiency and provides new possibilities for manufacturing renewable energy-related materials. Researchers led by the University of Manchester have designed a catalyst that converts

December 17, 2019 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   2020 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Systems-Inspired Design — June 16-18, 2020 — Seattle, WA    DEADLINE:  February 17, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2020 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Systems-Inspired Design — June 16-18, 2020 — Seattle, WA DEADLINE: February 17, 2020

The 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be held in downtown Seattle, Washington on June 16-18, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. The Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference, hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute, has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions

December 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Leaders to Governor Noem: E30 Ready for Prime Time

(South Dakota Farmers Union/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Following her remarks at the Glacial Lakes Energy annual shareholders meeting last week, a broad group of ethanol, agriculture, and clean air supporters commended South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for her leadership in advancing 30% ethanol blends. Long considered the “sweet spot” for optimum ethanol

December 17, 2019 Read Full Article

MN Biofuels Names Hutchinson Co-Op 2019 Distingusihed Retailer; Releases 2019 Annual Report

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) named Hutchinson Co-Op its 2019 Distinguished Retailer at the release of the former’s 2019 Annual Report in Bloomington on Dec 13. “Hutchinson Co-Op was a recipient of the highly successful Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership program. It began offering E15 at the end of

December 17, 2019 Read Full Article
    Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Annual Meeting   —   October 27-28, 2020   —   San Francisco, CA

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Annual Meeting — October 27-28, 2020 — San Francisco, CA

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December 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Red River Biorefinery Gearing up for Production

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) According to Keshav Rajpal, BioMass Solution principal, the industry’s newest ethanol plant – Red River Biorefinery – is still on track to start operations at the beginning of the year. The plant, developed by BioMass Solution, is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and uses

December 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Green Dreams: Agilyx and GE Enter Agreement to Advance the Circular Economy for Plastics

(Agilyx/PR Newswire) Bringing artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive modeling to chemical recycling; Aiming to improve recycling of post-use plastics to >95%  — Imagine a world where plastic materials would never go to waste. Agilyx Corporation (“Agilyx”), the leader in chemical recycling of post-use plastics back into plastics chemicals and low carbon fuels,

December 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Water-Based Tech Converts Biomass into Food Ingredients – Renmatix and Cargill Sign Joint Development Agreement

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Functional food ingredients from unused plant materials is just what Renmatix and Cargill are aiming to explore with their new joint development agreement, but what makes this breaking news even more fascinating is that Renmatix is using their proprietary Plantrose Process which uses only water,

December 16, 2019 Read Full Article

When Negative Is Good – Carbon Negative: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo’s Biojet Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Noone wants to be negative…unless they are talking about carbon negative of course. The aviation industry has been all abuzz about lowering their carbon footprints for years, then carbon neutral, now carbon negative. According to Gevo’s Timothy Cesarek, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, the carbon footprint

December 14, 2019 Read Full Article

The Kodak Moment: The World’s Airlines Consider Their Low-Carbon Options in an Era of Flight-Shaming

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Now, the airlines were just about the first customers to clamor for advanced biofuels. In 2006, Richard Altman of the recently-formed Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative showed up at one of the earliest advanced biofuels events, and when he laid out the intent of the

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Biofuel Producers Make Gains in Efficiency, Productivity

(Argonne National Laboratory/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The nation’s biofuel producers have made significant gains in both energy efficiency and water conservation in recent years, according to a report released by the U.S Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. The findings were derived from a recent survey of commercial-scale dry-mill facilities spread throughout the country,

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Construction of First D3MAX Plant Nears Completion

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Construction of the first commercial-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, is nearly complete. “It has been a long haul since July of 2015 when we created D3MAX to commercialize the corn fiber-to-ethanol technology developed by BBI, to where we are today,” says Mark Yancey,

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

How Can Ethanol Stay Competitive in California?

by Natasha Beilstein and Dr. Lei Zhu (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol producers need to reduce their CI score — and quickly: A low carbon fuel supply scenario analysis  — As the value of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit lingers around $200 per credit and the U.S. Renewable

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Leyline Finances AD Plants in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

(Leyline Renewable Capital/Biomass Magazine) Leyline Renewable Capital announced today that it has entered into an agreement with RNG Energy Solutions to provide bridge funding for the development of two major anaerobic digestion facilities located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Linden, New Jersey. Leyline Renewable Capital works with developers like RNG Energy Solutions

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Agriculture’s Role is Growing in the Effort to Stem a Changing Climate

(Solutions from the Land) The global climate negotiating sessions in Madrid come to a close this week, and producer advocates remain gratified that delegates to the talks have demonstrated a growing acceptance of the agricultural sector’s role in addressing the climate crisis. As SfL steering committee member Ray Gaesser pointed

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Rainforest Energy to Produce Bio-Gasoline from Biomass Using Infinity Technology

(Biofuels International)  Rainforest Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Infinity Biofuels for the licensing of patented technology to produce bio-gasoline from biomass across the Americas. The MoU is for a technology framework for North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands (the Americas), under which Rainforest Energy

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Govs. Walz and Noem for Support of E30

(Grand Rapids Herald Review) Recently, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the chair of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, along with South Dakota Gov. and coalition vice chair Kristi Noem, sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to consider 30 percent ethanol blends, or E30, as a way to reduce toxic aromatics

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Caribou Biofuels, Research Foundation for SUNY Sign Agreement

(Caribou Biofuels/Biomass Magazine) Caribou Biofuels Inc., a company that develops hardware and systems to cost-effectively process biomass, has entered into an agreement with the Research Foundation for SUNY, on behalf of SUNY Cobleskill, to develop and commercialize a rotary gasifier that turns combustible waste into biofuel and a soil supplement. The

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Transportation and Climate Initiative Updates    —   December 17, 2019

WEBINAR: Transportation and Climate Initiative Updates — December 17, 2019

Transportation and Climate Initiative to host webinar with updates on the TCI regional low-carbon transportation policy development process. The webinar will also be recorded and posted to the TCI website. Jurisdictions participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) have made available a framework for a draft regional policy proposal to reduce

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

How Ethanol Plant Shutdowns Deepen Pain for U.S. Corn Farmers

by Mark Weinraub and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  … (Indiana farmer Paul) Hodgen’s troubles reflect the increasing difficulties faced by America’s corn farmers as a meltdown in the ethanol industry hits the corn market – adding strains to farmers already facing poor weather and the U.S. trade war with China. Some 13

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Using CARB’s Framework: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Fuels Standard in Washington State

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Diges)  The California Air Resources Board’s frameworkis proving to be an example to follow for states like Washington. But there are resource gaps, according to Tim Zenk from Molecule, a public affairs and advocacy group. Check out this slide guide for the latest on the Clean Fuels

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Simplifying Biology for Biochemicals: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to DMC’s Metabolic Engineering Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Digital biology, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering are not all the same – just ask Matt Lipscomb, CEO and Founder of DMC who shared this presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco. Check out this Slide-Guide to find out how DMC uses their novel

December 13, 2019 Read Full Article

The Only Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Energy Management Program in the Nation

(Bismark State College)  As the biomass industry grows and adapts to new technologies and innovations, qualified supervisors and managers will play an important role in ensuring the profitable operation of facilities well into the future. A Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management degree, available through Bismarck State College, will

December 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Corpse to Compost, Jose Cuervo’s Agave to Straws, Ford’s Coffee Waste Parts, Reebok Biokicks, Cellulose Optical Fibers, Catalysts Algorithms, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of December 12th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Jose Cuervo’s new project to convert agave byproduct into biodegradable straws to death (corpse to compost), this week’s Top 10 Innovations are a hoot to boot. Car maker Ford is using McDonald’s coffee waste in car parts, and a New Zealand airline is using edible

December 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables Form Strategic Partnership to Develop First Nationwide Network of Dairy Waste-to-Energy Projects

(Business Wire) Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables announced today a more than $200 million, nationwide strategic partnership to convert methane from U.S. dairy farms into clean, renewable natural gas (RNG) that can heat homes, power businesses and fuel vehicles. Multiple projects are under development in Georgia, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and

December 12, 2019 Read Full Article

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

(U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E)) The U.S. C3E Awards recognize mid-career women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy. C3E Ambassadors select the winners and these remarkable Awardees are recognized for their work at the C3E Symposium each year. Personal narratives and advice from C3E Award

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Village of Carol Stream, Illinois, Commits to Clean Air with B20

(The Illinois Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine) The village of Carol Stream, Illinois, is a new member of the B20 Club in recognition of the municipality’s work to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for its residents. The B20 Club is a partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and the American Lung Association that recognizes Illinois-based fleets committed

December 11, 2019 Read Full Article

New Polling Confirms Strong Support across Eastern Region for Transportation Modernization

(Our Transportation Future)  Two-Thirds of Registered Voters Support Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Distributors Paying for Pollution; Survey Covers Seven States in Region: CT, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA and VA.  — A new survey from MassINC Polling Group shows that 66 percent of voters in seven Eastern states (Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey,

December 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture and Storage Projects Advancing at Ethanol, Coal Plants

by Amy R. Sisk (Bismarck Tribune)  As a Richardton ethanol facility gears up to store its carbon emissions underground, the company that runs a coal-fired power plant north of Washburn has secured funding to help determine whether it should pursue similar technology. Red Trail Energy, which turns corn into ethanol

December 11, 2019 Read Full Article

For Trump Loyalist Rep. Jim Hagedorn, Ethanol Rules Pose a Challenge

by Gabe Schneider (MinnPost) In August, Corn Plus, one of the oldest biofuel plants in the state of Minnesota, closed. Forty employees lost their jobs. The reasons for a slump in the biofuels industry are many, but one stands out: a Trump administration policy allowing a substantial number of gasoline refineries

December 11, 2019 Read Full Article
    Seventh Annual Forest Investment Conference    —   May 19-20, 2020   —  New York, NY

Seventh Annual Forest Investment Conference — May 19-20, 2020 — New York, NY

Fastmarkets RISI and DANA are pleased to present the 7th annual Forest Investment Conference which aims to bring together the financial community and those engaged in tracking, owning or managing timberlands. After a resounding success in London in 2019, with 160+ international attendees from 23 countries, the 2020 event is returning

December 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Xebec Enters California Dairy RNG Market with Maas Energy Works

(Xebec Adsorbtion, Inc./Biomass Magazine) Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions, announced today that it signed a letter of intent on Dec. 4, 2019, with Maas Energy Works for five renewable natural gas (RNG) systems. Four of these systems will use Xebec’s innovative small-scale containerized Biostream upgrading solution.

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Linked Equipment and Capna Systems Announce a Joint Effort to Provide Fully Turnkey Ethanol Extraction Systems

(Linked Equipment/PR Newswire)  Linked Equipment and Capna – Scalability Through Modularity  —  Linked Equipment and Capna Systems announce a joint effort to provide fully turnkey Ethanol Extraction systems that can process up to 3000 lbs. of biomass in a 10-hour shift with as little as a 1500 sq. ft footprint.

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