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BDO ZoneCONNECT Webinar: Emporia, Kansas and Conecuh County, Alabama

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) On June 27, 2024, Ecostrat Inc., in collaboration with TheDigest, hosted the BDO ZoneCONNECT webinar, highlighting two investment grade BDO Zone communities in North America: Emporia, Kansas, rated ‘BBB’ for Corn Stover, and Conecuh County, Alabama, rated ‘A’ for Woody Biomass.  The

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Clean Fuels Petitions EPA to Reconsider 2024 and 2025 RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Today, Clean Fuels filed a formal petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2024 and 2025. The agency set biomass-based diesel and overall advanced volumes significantly below actual production of the

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Where Is the SAF Going to Come From?

By Jim Mladenik (Stillwater Associates) In a past article – SAF in the IRA Era – How do the incentives stack up? – we described why sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is more expensive to produce than renewable diesel (RD) and how the Inflation Reduction Act

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Conecuh County, Alabama Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative)  ‘A’ Rating to accelerate growth of untapped woody biomass markets -- The Conecuh County Commission and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issue of an investment grade BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass. The Conecuh County BDO Zone is the

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Winter Canola Offers New Income Potential to Mid-South Farmers

by Rhonda Brooks (AgWeb) Sometime in the next two or three weeks, Brandon Whitt says his winter canola crop will be ready to harvest. In North Dakota, where the bulk of the popular oilseed is grown in the U.S., this would be

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Low US Distillate Consumption Reflects Slow Economic Activity, Biofuel Substitution

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily)  U.S. distillate consumption so far this year is lower than usual because of warm winter weather, reduced manufacturing activity, and continued substitution of biofuels in place of petroleum distillate on the U.S. West Coast (PADD 5). As reported

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Leading the Charge: Ethanol and EVs Stand at the Head of the Pack of Alternative-Fuel Retail Strategies

(CSP News)  For retailers in Illinois, not offering ethanol-based fuel means proceeding at your own risk. “If you retail in this state, you don’t have a choice: Offer ethanol and biofuels or you may as well point a sign telling

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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States in the Southeast Have Potential for Biogas Production

by Daniel Hall (EnergyPortal.eu) Gus Simmons, the Director of Bioenergy for Cavanaugh & Associates, highlights the growing interest in biogas projects in the southeastern United States. With the increasing need for low-carbon fuels, biogas provides a viable replacement for fossil fuels.

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Continental Testing HVO for Its Jet-A Engines

by Paul Bertorelli (AvWeb)  Sensitive to aviation as a source of greenhouse gasses, Continental says it’s finishing up testing that will make HVO or hydrotreated vegetable oil a fuel option in its CD-100 series engines. There are three engines in the

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Funding Notice: Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Deployment: Technical Assistance for Large-Scale Storage Facilities and Regional Carbon Management Hubs

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding Notice: Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Deployment: Technical Assistance for Large-Scale Storage Facilities and Regional Carbon Management Hubs -- On July 10, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy

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Vertex Energy Announces First Commercial Sales of Renewable Diesel

(Vertex Energy/Business Wire) Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR) ("Vertex" or “the Company"), a leading specialty refiner and marketer of high-quality refined products, today announced that the Company has completed its first series of commercial sales transactions of renewable diesel ("RD") from

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Vertex Energy Announces EPA Approval for Generation of D4 RINs

(Vertex Energy/Business Wire) Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR) ("Vertex" or “the Company"), a leading specialty refiner and marketer of high-quality refined products, today announced that it has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") for the generation of D4 Renewable

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Clean Energy Inks New Fueling Agreements with Customers Looking to Reduce Carbon Emissions with RNG

(Clean Energy Fuels/Business Wire)  -Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, announced a slew of new deals with several well-known consumer brands and some of the nation’s largest and most environmentally-conscious transit

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19 States Target EPA Waiver for California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule

by John Kingston (Freight Waves) Overwhelmingly red states challenge waiver on rule governing what OEMs must sell into the state by 2042  --  Nineteen states have sought appellate court review in a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency waiver granted to

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $251 Million to Expand Infrastructure to Support CO2 Transport and Storage DEADLINE July 6, 2023

(U.S. Department of Energy)  President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Projects Across Seven States That Will Slash CO2 Emissions, Build High-Quality Jobs, and Deliver Cleaner Air -- As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces that a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed against Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR)

(Bernstein Liebhard/PR Newswire) Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired the securities of Vertex Energy, Inc. ("Vertex" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: VTNR) between April 1, 2022 and August 8, 2022, inclusive

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Alléo Energy Produces D975 Certified Over-the-Road Diesel from Wood Waste

(Alléo Energy/Business Wire) Alléo Energy today announced a significant milestone in the production of renewable fuels. Alléo’s first commercial facility has produced renewable diesel made entirely from wood waste. This fuel has been independently tested by Intertek Testing Laboratories and is

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Renewable Diesel & SAF: Project Roundup Report

by Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine’s annual production map showed 34 renewable diesel/SAF plants under development, construction or operating in the U.S., as of September. The following includes updates regarding some of these projects. -- This fall, Biodiesel Magazine

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Vertex Energy on Track to Start Producing Renewable Diesel in Alabama This Spring

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Vertex Energy Inc. provided an update Jan. 17 on the construction of its renewable diesel conversion project in Mobile, Alabama. The company said the project, which is designed to convert the existing hydrocracking unit to produce

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Renewable Diesel & SAF: Project Roundup Report

by Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine) Biodiesel Magazine’s annual production map showed 34 renewable diesel/SAF plants under development, construction or operating in the U.S., as of September. The following includes updates regarding some of these projects. This fall, Biodiesel Magazine chatted with

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Reduces Airbus’ Scope 1 Emissions

(Airbus/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Airbus is reducing its CO2 footprint with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Today, reduced-carbon fuel is being increasingly used on Airbus sites and activities where a direct impact on carbon emissions can be made. In line with its purpose

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NextEra Energy Resources and Coffee County, Alabama to Build First Renewable Natural Gas Project in the State

(Electric Energy Online) NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, and Coffee County, Alabama announced plans to build the first landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility in the state of Alabama. The project will be located at a landfill owned and operated by Coffee County and interconnect with a

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Renewable Diesel & SAF Roundup

(Biomass Magazine) U.S. renewable diesel capacity continues to rapidly expand and is poised to surpass operating biodiesel capacity, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 30. Biodiesel capacity fell to 2.089 billion gallons in July, down 126

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Carbon Capture Center

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The National Carbon Capture Center is a centralized test facility providing comprehensive support for technology testing and evaluation, relating to process, engineering, operational, analytical, troubleshooting and maintenance. The NCCC aims to accelerate technology development, scale

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How Much Mining Is Needed to Save the Planet?

by Jael Holzman (E&E News/Greenwire)  With climate change pushing the U.S. toward more rapid adoption of new technologies, many Republicans and Democrats are in rare agreement on one key point: This country needs a lot more mines. But exactly how much new

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Brown Announces $2.5 Million for Biofuel Research at The Ohio State University

(Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH))  Today (September 13, 2022), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Energy has awarded a $2.5 million grant to The Ohio State University (OSU) for research on the creation of new biofuel

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Vertex Energy Provides Progress & Strategic Timeline Update of Mobile Refinery Renewable Diesel Conversion Project

(Vertex/AccessWire) -Company announcing a proactive extension of the mechanical completion target to first quarter of 2023 -Decision prompted by expanded supply chain disruption and procurement delays in historically unaffected bulk material supply markets -Extension expected to drive an estimated $15 - $17

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Three Mississippi State-Bred Switchgrasses Hit the Market

(Mississippi State University/Biomass Magazine)  Mississippi State scientists have developed switchgrass varieties that are waking up the industry with exceptional germination rates and are ready for commercial use in the Deep South. Switchgrass is used for biofuels, soil and water conservation and carbon

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Department of Energy Announces $29.5 Million for Improved Bioenergy Resource Recovery and Conversion Systems

( U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $29.5 million to 15 projects to improve the current science and infrastructure for utilizing waste streams, often disproportionately located in underserved communities, and support the development of improved organisms and

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DOE Awards $29 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Production

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Industry and Universities Will Work to Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen to Deliver Cheap Electricity; New $32 Million Funding Opportunity will Support Clean Hydrogen Technologies  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award

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Exploding Acreage

by Susanne Retka Schill (Biodiesel Magazine) Three developers take different approaches to filling the expected surge for demand in oilseeds with crops that promise low GHG scores. -- Remember the parable of the mustard seed? Developers of three oilseed crops—relatives

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Matheson, Vertex Energy Sign Long-Term Hydrogen-Supply Contract for Renewable Diesel Production

(Matheson Tri-Gas/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Nippon Sanso Holding Corp., Tokyo, has signed a long-term supply agreement to meet hydrogen requirements for a 75,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Mobile, Alabama, owned by Vertex Energy. The Matheson facility will have

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SAF Flying High on Helicopters! Japan’s First SAF Helicopter Flight

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) ...Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel. So this made us look at SAF and helicopters

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Seventeen States Sue EPA for Letting California Set Vehicle Standards

by Zack Budryk (The Hill) Seventeen Republican state attorneys general on Friday announced a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing California to set its own vehicle emissions standards.  The lawsuit alleges EPA Administrator Michael Regan violated the Constitution’s doctrine of equal

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Colonial Pipeline to Start Shipping Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Blum (S&P Global Platts) Colonial ships directly to seven major airports; Colonial also moves products delivered to New York-area airports -- The Colonial Pipeline fuel network will soon begin shipping sustainable aviation fuel for the first time, as more airlines

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World’s First Carbon-Neutral Platform Supply Vessel Runs on Bio-LNG

(Pivotal LNG/NGV Journal) Pivotal LNG recently completed the first delivery of bio-LNG to Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The tri-fuel vessel operates exclusively on LNG and battery power, with diesel fuel as a backup, making it the first

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Texas Leads 14-State Fight On Biden Vehicle Emissions Regs

by Clark Mindock (Law360)  A Texas-led group of states is slamming the Biden administration's push to strengthen greenhouse gas standards for auto emissions, telling the D.C. Circuit on Monday it must intervene and stop a purported federal war on fossil fuels. The

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Vertex Energy Secures Loan Commitment for Mobile Refinery Acquisition

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Vertex Energy stated Feb. 22 that its wholly owned subsidiary Vertex Refining Alabama LLC has entered into a commitment letter with a syndicate of lenders for a $125 million loan the company expects to use

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Vertex Energy Announces 5-year Renewable Diesel Supply Agreement w(ith Idemitsu Apollo Renewable Corporation

(Morning Star/Access Wire) Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR) ("Vertex Energy", "Vertex" or the "Company"), a leading specialty refiner and marketer of high-quality refined products, today announced that it has entered into a 5-year product supply agreement with Idemitsu Apollo Renewable Corporation ("Idemitsu"), a

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Auburn University Wins Funds for Biofuel, Bioplastics Research

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Auburn University was recently awarded more than $1 million in research grants from the state of Alabama to support projects that aim to produce jet and diesel fuels from woody biomass and convert organic waste into

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Auburn Projects Receive $1.6 Million in Latest Round of State Research Development Funding

by Mitch Emmons (Auburn University)  Auburn University has been awarded $1.6 million in research grants from the state of Alabama through the Alabama Research Development and Enhancement Fund. The grants, administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, are earmarked

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This Plant-Based Jet Fuel Can Reduce Emissions by 68% – Without Displacing Crops

(Good News Network)  Replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with a sustainable alternative derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according to new research from a University of Georgia scientist. Puneet Dwivedi led a team

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Airbus to Factory-Fill Aircraft with SAF at Its Alabama Plant

(Airbus/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Airbus will start delivering all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on board later this year. Airbus has reached an agreement with Signature Flight Support to supply SAF to its

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DOE Announces Nearly $65 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

(U.S. Department of Energy) Projects align with administration's new goal of decarbonizing the aviation sector by 2050 - -  As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects

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Auburn-Led Research Team Develops Biochemical Breakthrough for Renewable Fatty Acid Ester Production

by Jeremy Henderson (Auburn University)  On-going, Auburn-led research into biofuel and biochemical production just got a lot more eyes on it. Supported by a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy award issued in 2018, as well as funding from the

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Faculty Team Aims to Reduce Greenhouse Gas with Hydrogen Energy Research

by Virginia Speirs (Auburn University College of Engineering)  ... Sushil Adhikari, professor and director of the Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, and his team were recently granted nearly $500,000 from the Department of Energy-Fossil Energy to produce hydrogen energy that will

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Renewable Butyl Acetate for Diesel: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Butyl Acetate as Bioblendstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does renewable butyl acetate make a good fuel additive? Can it be used as a bioblendstock for diesel to decrease combustion pollutants and lower the sooting propensity of a BA/diesel-based mixture? Can it’s low freezing

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DOE Funds 2 Biomass-to-Hydrogen Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy on July 7 announced $52.5 million to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies. Two of the funded projects focus specifically on the production of hydrogen from biobased feedstocks. According

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Vertex Energy to Acquire Alabama Refinery and Related Logistics Assets

(Vertex Energy/IRDirect.net) Vertex to acquire 100% of Mobile Chemical LP Refinery; Transforms Vertex into a Leading Independent Refiner of Renewable and Conventional Products; Multi-phase Renewable Diesel Project to Drive Superior "Clean Refining" Economics; Anticipate $3 billion in Annual Revenue and

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Next-Gen Logistics and Blending: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Feedstock Logistics Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This U.S. Department of Energy BETO project’s biomass blend concept will allow biorefineries to utilize a much larger proportion of the land within their procurement radius, thereby enabling larger scale, more economically feasible facilities to

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The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Part 2: Delta CleanTech Aims for CO2 Capture in Service of Oil & Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, in part 2 of our series The Extraordinary remaking of Ordinary Things, let’s begin with a bit of news overlooked by the major news outlets last week, that Alberta-based Delta CleanTech acquired the CO2 capture

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DOE Backs Projects to Produce Hydrogen from Coal, Biomass

by Darrell Proctor (PowerMag.com) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the agency has awarded $2 million to four research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing clean-hydrogen production technologies. The DOE’s awards on March 15 are part of a push by

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Fields of Breeders' Dreams: A Team Effort toward Targeted Crop Improvements -- Community Effort Yields Reference Switchgrass Genome, Environmental Adaptations Data

(Department of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/EurekAlert)  ... Identifying and breeding varieties that have high productivity across a range of environments is becoming increasingly important for food, fuel and other applications, and breeders aren't interested in waiting decades to develop new

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Battling America’s ‘Dirty Secret’: Climate Change Raises the Risk from Failing Sewage Systems.

by Sarah Kaplan (Washington Post) ... (Catherine Coleman) Flowers has a vision for a better septic system. It’s cheap to buy and easy to run. It’s equipped with sensors that can monitor for signs of pathogens, including the coronavirus. Instead of

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Grant to Help U. of Tennessee Ag Institute Develop SAF Feedstock Supply Chains

(Biobased Diesel Daily) Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to evaluate regional biomass supply chains with regard to their potential for supplying feedstock for domestic fuel production

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Trump Administration Invests Up to $100 Million to Increase American Biofuel Sales

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $22 million out of the up to $100 million in grants available to increase American ethanol and biodiesel sales. These funds

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Switching to Switchgrass – Will DOE and USDA Funding Turn Switchgrass into a Rockstar Biofuel Feedstock?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... So as we look for better biofuel feedstocks, we look at switchgrass because of new U.S. Department of Energy AND U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to study it for biofuels. Could it be

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How Farming Has Changed in Every State the Last 100 Years

(Houston Chronicle)  Using current and past Census data, Stacker tracks the way the American farming industry has changed over the past century.  Over the past century, American farming has changed dramatically. Crops with long histories like tobacco are still prevalent throughout

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Airbus Starts Hamburg Deliveries with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Airbus) Airbus is expanding its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) operations, now including aircraft deliveries from its site in Hamburg, Germany. Air Transat took delivery of two brand new A321LR on lease from AerCap. Both used a 10 per cent sustainable aviation

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Hero BX Eyes Expanding Biodiesel Footprint When Pandemic Subsides

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... “We are surviving day by day,” Peterson (Chris Peterson, president of Hero BX) said. “All our people are still employed.” According to Peterson, Hero BX owner Pat Black strives to provide stability for his staff

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RFA and NCGA Co-Title Sponsorship of 2020 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail Begins This Week

(Renewable Fuels Association) The 2020 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail begins later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association signed on as co-title sponsors for the fourth consecutive year. The first tournament begins

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Interfacing with R&D and Industry: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Advanced Development & Optimization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We are always trying to optimize – optimize processes, efficiencies, cost, value, and more, but did you know that the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has a program just for this sort of thing?

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Auburn University at Montgomery Professor Ben Okeke Named Fulbright Scholar

(Auburn University) Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Distinguished Research Professor of Industrial and Environmental Microbiology Ben Okeke has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to study sustainable strategies for the production of renewable biodiesel fuels. His research study offers benefits for

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Students Recognized with 2019 Young Algae Researcher Awards

(Algae Biomass Organization) Four student scientists were recognized with the Algae Biomass Organization’s Young Algae Researcher Awards for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit, held in Orlando, Florida, September 16-19. The awards are

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Ayas Renewables Completes Definitive Engineering for Glycerin to Bio-Renewable Propylene Glycol Plant

(Ayas Renewables/PR NewsWire)  New Facility To Showcase US Presidential Green Chemistry Award-Winning Process That Provides 99.9% Pure, Bio-Renewable Propylene Glycol At Competitive Price  -- Ayas Renewables, Inc. has completed definitive engineering and is in the process of final site selection for a

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Biofuels and Carbon Offsets Power Delta’s First Carbon-Neutral Flights

(Delta)  Delta to take 20 carbon-neutral new aircraft deliveries from the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.; Using biofuels and carbon offsets in coordination with Air BP, this move is Delta’s latest sustainability action toward its long-term goal of a 50 percent

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Gov. Ivey Awards Grant to AU for Feasibility Study on Biofuels Crop

(Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey)  A $39,757 grant, awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey, will enable Auburn University to determine if an oilseed crop can be successfully grown and marketed in Alabama as a biofuel and become another cash crop for

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NBB Commemorates National Biodiesel Day with Biodiesel Success Stories

(National Biodiesel Board)  Meet just a few of biodiesel's movers and shakers making an impact in this innovative industry --  National Biodiesel Day takes place March 18, in honor of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. In the 1890s, Rudolf invented the diesel engine, which

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Next Gen Biodiesel Scientists Take One Small Step

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  ... NGBS (Next Generation of Biodiesel Scientists) co-chair Jennifer Greenstein, North Carolina State University, moderated a panel of four young scientists from around the world during the recent National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego. Haixin Peng, Auburn

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Update on CAAFI State-Level Projects

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative )  SAJF Deployment Projects Florida, Alabama, Georgia Several developments in Alabama and Florida will enhance opportunities for the Southeast Partnership for Advance Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a USDA Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP).   The Alabama Department of Economic Development and

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Evonik to Expand Sodium Methylate Capacity at Mobile, Alabama Facility

(Evonik)  Evonik Corporation will undertake a significant capacity expansion of its sodium methylate facility located in Mobile, Ala. Upon completion, the Mobile plant will be capable of producing up to 90,000 metric tons per year. The decision to expand capacity follows Environmental

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Report on the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium at Auburn University

by Leyla Battista-Channell*  (Advanced Biofuels USA) Auburn, Alabama: Home to the Auburn tigers, the “loveliest village on the plains,” and this year’s host to the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium. Previously held at other universities, why Auburn University this year? The Biosystems

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Consultative Expansion

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine spotlights a producer whose recent acquisition fulfills increased feedstock demand, a consulting firm that assists in market entry and production efficiencies, and the expansion of one of today's fastest-growing biodiesel refiners.  --  BioJoe Renwick, founder

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Engineering Prof. Receives $2 Million Grant to Research Biofuel

by Rochelle Li (The Cornell Daily Sun)  A Cornell professor believes biofuel can make fuel cleaner, and was recently granted $2 million by the Department of Energy to research the future of biofuel use in diesel engines. Prof. Thomas Avedisian, mechanical and

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The Future of Biofuels Discussed at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Leadership Conference

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  I was pleased and excited to be invited to speak on a "Future of Biofuels" panel at this fall's Leadership Conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, whose purpose is "Developing the Next Generation

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HERO BX – Even Kryptonite Can’t Stop the Largest Biodiesel Producer in the Eastern U.S. from Getting Stronger and Bigger

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  The largest biodiesel producer in the Eastern United States is getting larger, and stronger. Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX purchased the assets of a Clinton, Iowa biodiesel facility from Tenaska Commodities, LLC, an affiliate of Tenaska,

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JetBlue and Airbus Take to the Sky Using Renewable Jet Fuel

(JetBlue/Airbus/Business Wire)  The Delivery Flight for JetBlue’s Newest A321 Aircraft Becomes the Airline’s First-Ever Flight Powered by Renewable Jet Fuel Blend  --  JetBlue (Nasdaq:JBLU) today received its latest A321 aircraft from Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family production facility in Mobile, Ala. The acceptance flight followed by JetBlue’s

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Resilience through Regional Partnership: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) is a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and other institutions, government agencies, the civil aviation

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DOE Funds 6 Projects for Co-Optimization of Engines and Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award 42 projects a total of $80 million to support advanced vehicles technologies research. Approximately $10.1 million of that funding will support six projects focused on

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Complex Networks Identify Genes for Biofuel Crops

(U.S. Department of Energy/Phys.Org)  To improve biofuel production, scientists must understand the fundamental interactions that lead to the expression of key traits in plants and microbes. To understand these interactions, scientists are using different layers of information (about the relationships

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Inventure Renewables, Wilmar and Desmet Ballestra Announce Agreement to Build New Plant

(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 new facility in Jiangsuprovince, China.  The

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The Yosemite Sam of the Microbial World, Hot Rodded Lichen, BYO Nitrogen, The Microbial Marx Brother, Sexy Hexy and More: The DOE Delves into New Orgamsism for Fuels & Chems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The meanest, nastiest, ornierest, heat-seeking organism ever found that munches biomass and other microbes that got a booster via the DOE’s $40M grants for advanced microbes R&D. And aromatics without the mess, a sky-vacumming organism and

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Auburn Researcher: Biofuels Are Still an Important Component of Our Energy Mix

by Steven Taylor (Yellow Hammer)  ... But for a moment, let’s reexamine biofuels, as they can still play an important role in our state’s energy production and economic development. According to the Energy Institute of Alabama, our state ranks fifth in the nation

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Growing Leaders for the Emerging Bioeconomy: A Personal Experience with CABLE

by Leyla Battista* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership and Education (CABLE) grant was established by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prepare the next generation of leaders and integrate them into the emerging bioeconomy. The

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Biofuels Lab Opens at Penn State Behrend: HERO BX Partnership Extends Open-Lab Model to College's School of Science

(Pennsylvania State University)  A $1 million investment by HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, will create research opportunities for students and faculty members in the School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Much of the work will be

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Hero BX to Manufacture at Iowa Renewable Energy Biodiesel Plant

(Hero BX/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC, doing business as Hero BX, recently announced a strategic partnership with Iowa Renewable Energy LLC based in Washington, Iowa, to manufacture and market biodiesel from IRE’s Iowa facility. “It has been my ambition to

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Illinois Researchers Receive $1 Million to Study Bioenergy Crops

(Univeristy of Illinois)  The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the need for better-adapted and higher-yielding biomass cultivars

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Thermal & Catalytic Sciences Symposium (TCS) 2018 – October 8-10, 2018 — Auburn University, Alabama DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

Auburn University is hosting the 2018 edition of the Thermal and Catalytic Sciences Symposium, October 8 – 10, 2018. Called TCS 2018, the event focuses on thermochemical biomass research and development and providing early career scientists and engineers an opportunity to

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Thermal & Catalytic Sciences Symposium (TCS) 2018 – October 8-10, 2018 --- Auburn University, Alabama

Auburn University is hosting the 2018 edition of the Thermal and Catalytic Sciences Symposium, October 8 – 10, 2018. Called TCS 2018, the event focuses on thermochemical biomass research and development and providing early career scientists and engineers an opportunity

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Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership & Education Program Student Addresses Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington, DC

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Leyla Battista, a senior biosystems engineering student at Auburn University, took advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to attend and speak at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) Friday in Washington, DC.  This annual gathering

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Engineering Clostridia: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to n-Butanol Production from Biomass and CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE is supporting a project to develop engineered clostridia strains and fermentation process that can directly utilize cellulose and fix CO2 for n-butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass. The engineered strains can be used in fermentation to

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Industry Honors Biodiesel Champions, Reflects on History

(National Biodiesel Board)  Annual awards highlight 25 years of biodiesel success  --  As the U.S. biodiesel industry celebrates 25 years, the National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to biodiesel. From

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Eye on Biodiesel Initiative Award

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

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Alabama Producers Growing Carinata for Biofuel

by Katie Nichols (Alabama Extension Daily)  Alabama growers are sowing the seeds of a new biofuel oil crop this winter. Brassica carinata, informally known as carinata, is similar to canola (Brassica napus L.)—a crop many producers introduced to rotations several years ago. An oilseed crop, carinata

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American Ethanol and NCGA to Roll Out Big Promotion at Talladega Race

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  ... NCGA (National Corn Growers Association) will be partnering with corn farmers from across the U.S. – including Alabama, Kansas, Iowa and Michigan – to promote E15 American Ethanol all weekend in the popular Fan

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Canadian Bio Fuel Company Announces Significant Collaboration with University of Florida

(Agrisoma Biosciences Inc./PR Newswire)  Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) to advance the supply of bio jet fuel in the United States. The Quebec-based company and its subsidiary, Agrisoma USA, is working with a network of 40 academic researchers

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In Search of Next-Gen Bioproducts and Fuels, DOE Invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today (July 17, 2017) announced $40 million in Department of Energy awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs), which will provide the scientific breakthroughs

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Airbus Demonstrates Regular Customer Delivery Flights with Sustainable Jet Fuel

(Airbus)  15 A350 XWB deliveries already dispatched to Cathay Pacific all with jet fuel blend  --  Showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets using a

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The Imports Cometh

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect its own investments.   --

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Tuscaloosa's Inventure Is Changing the Way We Look at Waste

by William Thornton (AL.com)  In a non-descript 40,000-square-foot building not far from the popular Tuscaloosa restaurant Waysider, a group of chemists and engineers are finding uses for the world's industrial food-related waste. Inventure is making industry around the world rethink what

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Hero BX Offers Branded Bioheat Distributor Program

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Erie, Pennsylvania-based biodiesel producer Hero BX announced a new business enterprise Jan. 12, the Hero BX-branded Bioheat program. Bioheat is a blend of biodiesel and heating oil in varying concentrations. Hero BX’s new program offers

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Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. Under the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima)

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Gas Station Owner Says Don't Confuse Non-Ethanol Fuel for Price Gouging

by Patrick Thomas (ABC33/40)   ...   ABC 33/40 followed up on a complaint from an ABC 33/40 viewer about price gouging in Odenville in St. Clair County. ... He learned the gas station owner sells non-ethanol gas, which is more expensive than

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Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.

by Gollany HT, Titus BD, Scott DA, Asbjornsen H, Resh SC, Chimner RA, Kaczmarek DJ, Leite LF, Ferreira AC, Rod KA, Hilbert J, Galdos MV, Cisz ME (Biogeochemical Research)   Rapid expansion in biomass production for biofuels and bioenergy in the

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UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy

by Patricia McDaniels (University of Tennessee)  A small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center is set to help scientists progress further down the path toward low-cost, high-quality biomass and a bioeconomy. Located on UT’s East

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Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Several U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments. ... “Taxation, regulation, cost of production, market

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Report: Coal, Biomass Mix May Be in Military Jet Fuel Future

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology recently released results of a research project that investigated the technical feasibility, commercial viability and environmental compliance of the use of liquefied coal and

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New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release

by Kay Ledbette (Texas A&M AgriLife)   ...  Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said he is introducing a new biofuel-biomass feedstock that is a hybrid “similar to seedless watermelons, seedless grapes and other sterile

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2016 SouthEast Energy Development (SEED) Fellowship Program -- 10 Week Summer Undergraduate Fellowship (MAY 23 ‐JULY 23, 2015) App. DEADLINE Nov. 23, 2015

The Southeast Energy Development (SEED) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture‐Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program under the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS) project. The SEED Fellows will: Work in a multidisciplinary team for 10

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Priming the Pump for Higher Blends

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

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Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Drought Stress in Plants

(HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology)  Jeremy Schmutz, faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how switchgrass plants adapt to drought stress. Schmutz, who co-directs the Genome Sequencing Center at

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China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology.  The East is Red, it’s been said, and the future looks that way too.  The US is no place to deploy

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State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. ... Whether through open ponds, raceways or closed photobioreactors (PBR), growing algae is both a science and an art. ... PBRs

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Clean & Green: A Comprehensive Review of "Syngas" Cleanup for Biomass Gasification

(Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  Contrasting with ethanol production with microorganisms to ferment raw material into liquid fuel, biomass materials can be directly “gasified” through controlled burning (called pyrolysis, literally “fire splitting”). Gasification releases energy stored in complex plant

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What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? ... Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project developers and technology suppliers. ... AlgaEnergy AlgaEnergy is

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

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

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E15’s Big Dance

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The future is bright as hundreds of E15 stations are in the works with many expected to open, writes Bob Dinneen of RFA. It’s still early in the game for E15 and

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DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) Programs Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

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The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants dipped in hexane, old beer, raging fireballs, vibrating blobs, dope, and even the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  Take your pick and,

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Southern Crossroads: Progress In Biomass Production, Processing and Use February 2-4, 2015 Auburn, AL DEADLINE: December 15, 2014

The Southeastern Sun Grant Center will host a regional conference -- "Southern Crossroads: Progress In Biomass Production, Processing and Use".  It will be held February 2-4, 2015 at the Hotel at Auburn University in Auburn, AL.  The conference will highlight

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Governor Bentley to Visit Algae Systems, Inc.

by Hal Scheurich (Fox10TV.com)  A biochemical company based in Daphne is ready to expand from its small research facility. Algae Systems, Inc. has spent the last few years perfecting waste water treatment using algae common to south Alabama.  The “green”

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Southern Crossroads: Progress In the Science & Technology of Biomass Production, Processing and Use February 2-4, 2015 Auburn, AL DEADLINE: December 1, 2014

The Southeastern Sun Grant Center invites you to participate in the Regional Conference on Southern Crossroads: Progress In the Science & Technology of Biomass Production, Processing and Use. The Conference will focus on the scientific progress in the field of biomass

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Algae Systems Eyes Biofuels Commercialization

by Bonaire Le (Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae Systems, a five-year-old start-up, announced last month that it has completed a pilot plant in Daphne, Alabama, and demonstrated the ability to produce algae biofuel at a price lower than the current cost of

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Alabama Gets First-In-World Carbon-Negative Algae Biofuel

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica)   …What you do is you take long, durable plastic bags, fill them with a nutrient-rich growing medium (wastewater, in this case), throw in some algae, and let sunlight work its magic. The algae grow quickly in the

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Marsha Folsom Bringing Bamboo to Bama

by Tiffeny Owens (Cullman Times)  On Friday, the former Alabama First Lady shared how her company, Resource Fiber, plans to make the Asian plant the state’s new cash crop at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s community luncheon. The company

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Ethanol on the Rails

by Cindy Zimmerman (domesticfuel.com) In the last couple of weeks there have been two derailments of trains carrying crude oil, one in Virginia on April 30 and one in Colorado on May 9. These incidents are just the latest in

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Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be just what the market needs. Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king.

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Can This Birmingham Company Kickstart the Alternative Fuel Revolution?

by Bryan Davis (Birmingham Business Journal)  The race to discover a viable alternative fuel to gasoline has slowed down some in recent years, and that could be because the fuel source everyone is looking for has been hiding in plain

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Gevo Biofuel Produced in Luverne, Minn., Passes Army Helicopter Test

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Gevo Inc., which produces an alternative alcohol in a former ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn., said Monday that the Army has successfully flown a Black Hawk helicopter using a 50-50 blend of jet fuel and

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Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast

(University of Tennessee)  “Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far the biobased fuel can go. Coordinated by the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS), the 900-mile mobile tour featured

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Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: Who Got ‘Em, What’re They Doing?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In today’s Digest – visit our 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees — INEOS Bio, Myriant, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Chemtex, Enerkem, Fiberight, Fulcrum, ZeaChem – Plus POET-DSM, Diamond Green Diesel, Coskata and Range Fuels Projects open for business INEOS Bio ... Myriant ... Sapphire

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Inventure International (Pte) Limited Closes $7.2 Million Financing Round

(Inventure/PR NewsWire)  Inventure International (Pte) Limited, holding company of renewable process technology leader Inventure Renewables Inc., recently closed a $7.2 million round of financing that the company will use to establish a plant for the conversion of biomass into mixed industrial sugars,

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Public Invited to Bon Secour Farm for Rare Glimpse into the Potentially Sweet Future of Alternative Fuels

by Jeff Dute (AL.com)  Corporate America does not often invite the public into the research and development process of products that could potentially revolutionize how their vehicles are fueled, how plastics are made and even how their food is sweetened. But

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Auburn Researcher Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to Study Biofuels

by Jessica Nelson  (Auburn University)  Maobing Tu, an assistant professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has received a $401,155 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his research in biofuels and bioenergy. The CAREER program offers

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Bill Russell vs Wilt Chamberlain, the Algae Biofuels Angle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...Nature hasn’t (so far) selected algae for long life. Generally, the little one-celled growth factories survive by blooming slightly faster than they get eaten. Making a world that’s safe for algae is like breeding ice

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Bridges to Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biobased DIgest)  Bringing your biobased technology forward through the Valley of Death may require a bridge over troubled waters.  Here are partners worth knowing. ... Bioenergy commercialization is long, expensive and risky. Derisking the enterprise by making the

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New Ethanol Terminal in Birmingham Could Mean Cheaper Gas, CEO Says

by Stan Diel (AL.com)  A new $17 million ethanol terminal near I-65 and Finley Boulevard could lower the cost of gasoline at the pump for Alabama consumers, the CEO of the terminal's owner said today. The BlendStar, LLC terminal, which receives

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Alabama Inventors Patent Algae Extraction Method

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Streamline Automation, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been assigned a patent (8,303,818) developed by four co-inventors for a “method and apparatus using an active ionic liquid for algae biofuel harvest and extraction.” The co-inventors are Roberto Di Salvo,

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What Do People Think About Biofuels?

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  What do people in the Southeast think about biofuels? Do they support biofuel ventures? Who will grow the biomass? Will those in established industries fight against it? These are just a few of the questions researchers

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Green Plains Subsidiary Opens New Terminal

(Biofuels International) Ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy's wholly owned subsidiary BlendStar has commenced operations at its newly built 96-car train terminal in Birmingham, Alabama.   READ MORE

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NASA-Rooted Biofuel Project Aims for Shores of Mobile Bay

by Marc D. Anderson (AL.com)  A company using NASA-licensed technology is looking at a small patch of bayfront property to launch what one day could be a revolutionary wastewater-treating and biofuel-creating endeavor. Since 2009, Algae Systems LLC of Carson City, Nev.,

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ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online

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The Sherpas: 7 Biofuels Feedstock Developers Clearing Paths to the Summit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Every great biofuels technology has its own companion feedstock strategy – with unique advantages and technical challenges.  Who’s got what it takes to be a great Sherpa, providing that feedstock or intermediates edge that puts

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Professor Wins Bioenergy Grant, Fuels Change

by Nathan Simone (The Auburn Plainsman)  Sushil Adhikari, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, recently received a $335,748 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct bioenergy research, specifically Adhikari’s speciality, the conversion of biomass into biofuels and products, for three

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Coskata Switches Focus from Biomass to Natural Gas; to Raise $100M in Natgas-Oriented Private Placement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Coskata, looking at CAPEX opportunities, political uncertainty, and the investor climate — switches to an “all natural gas” feedstock strategy.  Initiates a $100M private placement, puts Alabama project on hold. In today’s Digest, we look

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New E85 Fueling Stations in Birmingham

by Bryant Sommerville  (ABC3340)  ...City vehicles will now be able to fill up at one of the two E85 ethanol fuel stations. One is at the Equipment Management Facility on Sixth Avenue South and the other is at the North Public

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Entrepreneur at University of Alabama Eyes Kudzu as Ethanol Source

(Birmingham Business Journal)  Scientists at the University of Alabama's manufacturing technology center are looking at kudzu, the non-native leafy vines that have spread across the South's fields and forests, as one of several sources that could be used to make

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Ceres Sweet Sorghum Hybrids Processed by Amyris

(Ceres)  • Pilot project validates U.S.-produced sweet sorghum as a potential feedstock for advanced biofuels and bio-products. • Conversion efficiency of sweet sorghum sugars were similar to sugarcane. Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today announced its improved sweet sorghum hybrids

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American Jianye Greentech Holdings in Marketing Partnership with Gulf Coast Energy Ltd. to Accelerate Retail Expansion in United States

(The Business Journals/American Jianye Greentech Holdings, Ltd.)  American Jianye  Greentech Holdings, Ltd., a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of alcohol-based automobile fuel and civil-use fuel in China, today announced that it has signed a marketing partnership agreement with US Gulf Coast

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