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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From LanzaTech to Sierra Energy and the Latest Research, Syngas Is on Fire
July 9, 2018 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Syngas, or synthesis gas, is on fire lately, with new technologies making the most of waste products like CO2 or low-grade biomass and converting them into useful hot stuff like …

CalRecycle Awards $25 Million for Organics Recycling Projects–Communities Get Environmental and Economic Boost from California Climate Investments
July 6, 2018 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(CalRecycle)  The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has awarded more than $25 million in California Climate Investments to bolster organics recycling infrastructure in the state and rescue edible food for Californians in need. The …

Seeking a Friend for the End of Unreliability: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium
July 6, 2018 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium and why does it exist?
The Why is simple. #1 issue plaguing High and Low Temperature IBR projects is consistent operability of preprocessing and primary …

New ‘Promiscuous’ Enzyme Helps Turn Plant Waste into Sustainable Products
July 3, 2018 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(University of Portsmouth)  A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels.
The discovery was led by members …

Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy Partner to Advance “Barn to Biogas” in California
July 2, 2018 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Land O’Lakes/Cision/PR Newswire)   Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy, LLC (CalBio) have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas (“R-CNG”) fuel in California – …

Lawmakers Ask EPA to Approve RFS Pathway for Biomass Power
June 29, 2018 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A bipartisan delegation of California lawmakers are urging the U.S. EPA to resolve any issues that prevent biomass and waste-to-energy pathways from receiving the same level of support as other …

DOE’s Scum Ranchers
June 29, 2018 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine/Vice News Tonight/HBO)  The Department of Energy is trying to turn the Salton Sea, a lake in the California desert, into a farm for renewable fuels — and clean its infamously polluted water in …

Greenbelt Resources Signs Letter of Intent With Purnol for Bioethanol Distribution
June 29, 2018 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources)  Purnol to distribute bioethanol produced by Greenbelt’s California BioEthanol Project  —   Greenbelt Resources Corporation(OTC:GRCO) (Greenbelt), the developer of a sustainable ECOsystem model that transforms waste into revenue generating bioproducts including bioethanol, today announced that it …

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
June 28, 2018 – 11:50 am | No Comment

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 …

A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates
June 27, 2018 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, …

Edeniq Pathway Technology Renamed to Intellulose
June 27, 2018 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

(Edeniq)  Edeniq, Inc., a leading biotechnology company that develops processes for producing and measuring cellulosic ethanol, announced today that its Pathway technology has been renamed Intellulose, effective immediately. The rebranding effort includes a new Intellulose logo …

Zero to 10 Million in 5 years
June 27, 2018 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Slow to start and with fewer gallons than targeted through the Renewable Fuel Standard, cellulosic ethanol is showing signs of steady growth.  —  Cellulosic ethanol production has been gaining momentum …

A Shift in Power: Energy Recycling Technologies and Changing Market Dynamics Provide New Options for Electricity Production, and Revive Opportunities for Old Ones.
June 26, 2018 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Improving energy efficiency has long been the goal at ethanol plants and, increasingly, driving down carbon intensity is equally important. Changing market dynamics are opening the door for some new …

Closing the Applications Gap: Checkerspot Closes $5M Seed Financing in Pursuit of High-Performance Biomaterials
June 26, 2018 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (C)onsider this venture about Making the Right Stuff — that is, how you translate an entire generation of innovation in digital biology, biobased chemical engineering and advanced fabrication into …

Ethanol Discussion Needs to Be Based on Facts
June 25, 2018 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

by David Kessel (Marin Independent Journal) … Discussions on energy use and production are important, but need to be based on factual information, not made up red herrings.
• The articles state the intent was to …

Octane Workshop Series — July 9-12, 2018 — Various Locations
June 20, 2018 – 6:28 pm | No Comment
Octane Workshop Series   —   July 9-12, 2018   —   Various Locations

The Fuels Institute and the national laboratories that comprise the DOE Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines initiative are co-hosting a series of collaborative, single-day stakeholder meetings to review current research on the role of octane …

White House to Meet Automakers, California on Fuel Efficiency Rule
June 15, 2018 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  White House officials will have a new round of meetings with an automakers trade group and California’s “clean air” agency next week before unveiling a proposal to reverse rules aimed at increasing …

BASF and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits to Collaborate and Leverage Synergies Bringing Increased Value to Ethanol Producers
June 14, 2018 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits/BASF)  BASF Enzymes LLC and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) have formally entered into a marketing and sales collaboration agreement to leverage synergies between the two companies’ products that maximize value to customers in …

CARB Lays Out Proposed Innovative Clean Transit Regulation COMMENTS DUE: July 23, 2018
June 14, 2018 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  On Monday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rolled out a draft proposal of its Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation, which is part of CARB’s strategy to transition the state’s heavy-duty mobile …

California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan Concept Paper
June 8, 2018 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board | California Environmental Protection Agency
California Department of Food and Agriculture | California Natural Resources Agency)  This Concept Paper provides a proposed outline for the California Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation …

Renewable Energy Jobs on the Ballot
June 8, 2018 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Matt Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  If I asked you the most important state for renewable energy, what comes to mind?
Is it California? …  Let me make the case for a state that may not have …

New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering
June 7, 2018 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Biomass Magazine)  Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a way to use machine learning to dramatically accelerate the design of microbes that produce biofuel.
Their computer algorithm starts …

Argus Biofuels & Carbon Markets Summit — October 22-24, 2018 — Napa Valley, CA
June 7, 2018 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Argus Biofuels & Carbon Markets Summit   —   October 22-24, 2018   —   Napa Valley, CA

250+ Senior Fuels & Emissions Leaders | 2 Unique Tracks | 2 Full Days of Networking
The Argus California Carbon & LCFS Summit is now the Argus Biofuels & Carbon Markets Summit! We are expanding our …

Gas Mileage With a Punch! 355-Horse 2019 L84 5.3 Chevy V-8 Can Burn E85
June 7, 2018 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by John Gilbert (Super Chevy)  The big draw to E85 for gearheads was its 105 octane rating that’s no longer posted on the pump. It’s been a while since there’s been any mention of E85 connected …

Targray Opens Minnesota Biodiesel Distribution Center in Minneapolis – Saint Paul
June 7, 2018 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Targray/Sys-con Media/PR Newswire)  Biodiesel supplier’s new terminal will address growth in demand stemming from state’s B20 mandate  —   Targray, a leading North American supplier of Biodiesel, has announced the opening of its Minnesota Biodiesel distribution center, serving …

Community Fuels Offers ADF-Compliant, NOx-Neutral Biodiesel
June 7, 2018 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(Community Fuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Community Fuels is the first biodiesel marketer within California to offer NOx-neutral biodiesel using the new Best Corp. BC-EC1c additive. Under the California Alternative Diesel Fuel regulation, biodiesel use is subject to seasonal …

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?
June 7, 2018 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and new feedstocks.
#1 Tax & Trade
Free …

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses
June 5, 2018 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a state of value — and …

Renewable Solvents Derived from Lignin Lowers Waste in Biofuel Production
June 4, 2018 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Phys.Org)  A closed-loop biorefinery could dramatically lower the cost of biofuels and related products. In this approach, the refinery produces the solvents it needs, rather than “importing” them. Scientists at the Joint BioEnergy …

The West’s Pure-Play Ethanol Kings: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ethanol
June 1, 2018 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Pacific Ethanol was founded in 2003 as the first pure-play ethanol company and today is a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels with 9 strategically located bio-refineries in the U.S., production …

Canada ❤ Bioneers: BioIndustrial Innovation Canada & Ontario Bust Another Move in the Bioeconomy with Comet Biorefining Invest
May 31, 2018 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Ontario is investing up to $8 million in Comet Biorefining’s $79.8 million bio-based ingredient project through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth Fund. The investment will help …

An Open Letter to ARB: Don’t Miss Out on California’s Opportunity for the Fastest, Most Cost-Effective Path to Cleaner Air
May 30, 2018 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The following is an open letter from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, regarding the California Air Resources Board’s scheduled vote on the State’s spending plans for $423 million …

Gulfstream Waiting for Wider Biofuel Availability
May 30, 2018 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Ian Sheppard  (Aviation International News Online)    Gulfstream (Booth T139, SD28) continues to adopt the use of biofuels where possible to reduce its carbon footprint, but laments the lack of availability around the world. Derek Zimmerman, …

Bizav Industry Launches Sustainable Fuel Initiative
May 30, 2018 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Thierry Dubois  (Aviation Week)  Business aviation’s alphabet groups have launched the “sustainable alternative jet fuel” (SAJF) initiative, an awareness effort to curb the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.
EBAA, NBAA, the International Business Aviation Council, the National …

You’ve Come a Long Ways, Baby: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys’ Renewable Drop-In Fuels
May 25, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. And most recently has repositioned from being a technology …

Back to the Future All Over Again: ExxonMobil Targets Algae Fuels at Scale by 2025, as Oil Prices Rise
May 25, 2018 – 9:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel …

EPA Can’t Keep Prior Fuel Economy Data in Its Blind Spot: Critics
May 24, 2018 – 8:11 pm | No Comment

by Abby Smith (Bloomberg)  Lawsuits seek to force consideration of prior data in fuel economy proposal; Automakers expect fuller analysis, data to back up agencies’ proposed options  —  Lawsuits over the EPA’s April fuel economy determination are more …

Leandro, California, Fuels Municipal Vehicles with Neste Biofuel
May 23, 2018 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  The City of San Leandro, a suburban city in Alameda County, California, announced today that it has switched all municipal vehicles from using petroleum diesel to only running on Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
Neste MY …

By the Gallon and Trade Groups: What about EVs?
May 23, 2018 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  While the numbers are still making their way through the regulatory process, sources tell Pro’s Eric Wolff, refiners can expect to blend 500 million more gallons of advanced biofuels …

Hot Tech for Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Joint BioEnergy Institute
May 22, 2018 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  JBEI’s mission is to convert biomass to biofuels. The goal is to provide the nation with clean, renewable transportation fuels identical to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Inside JBEI’s Emeryville laboratories, researchers …

‘Climate Change Is Real,’ Automakers Declare To Trump
May 22, 2018 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Ryan Felton (Jalopnik)  Major automakers are still reeling from the sudden realization they’ve collectively succumbed to Stockholm Syndrome, after they buddied up with President Donald Trump to alter fuel economy standards set by his predecessor. Since Trump …

The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
May 21, 2018 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards; threatening to take …

2018 Biodiesel Seminar Tour Exploring Biodiesel — June 12 – September 18, 2018 — Various locations
May 21, 2018 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
2018 Biodiesel Seminar Tour Exploring Biodiesel   —   June 12 – September 18, 2018   —   Various locations

Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) is a series of regional, one-day seminars designed to educate those in the industry on the benefits and opportunities surrounding biodiesel.
The National Biodiesel Board, in partnership with several industry sponsors, has announced …

EPA, California Officials Meet on Fuel-Efficiency Rules
May 17, 2018 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The Environmental Protection Agency is meeting with California officials this week in Washington to negotiate the creation of a national fuel efficiency standard after the state sued the Trump administration over …

From the Dump to the Pump: Fulcrum BioEnergy Breaks Ground on Landmark Trash-to-Jet Fuel Project
May 17, 2018 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Near Reno, Nevada, Fulcrum BioEnergy broke ground today for its 10 million gallon per year first commercial plant that makes jet fuel from municipal solid waste.
For thousands of years we …

EPA Slapped With Another Suit Over Vehicle Emissions Standards
May 17, 2018 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Several environmental and public interest groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to the agency’s April 2 announcement to roll back vehicle emissions standards.
The …

Rising Fuel Prices Bring into Question EPA Efforts to Reduce Fuel Economy Standards
May 17, 2018 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Tsvetana Paraskova (Oilprice.com/USA Today)  Crude oil and gasoline prices are on the rise after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Now, many consumers are seeing their extra money go to rising gas …

The Scientist Still Fighting for the Clean Fuel the World Forgot
May 16, 2018 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by James Temple (MIT Technology Review)  In the closing weeks of 2008, the US Department of Energy invited politicians and press to a dedication ceremony for the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, California. The state-of-the-art lab, …

EIA Data: E85 Usage by Federal Fleets More Than Doubled from 2010 to 2016
May 16, 2018 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and other flex …

U.S. Agencies Moving forward with Proposing Fuel Economy Revisions
May 16, 2018 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson  (Reuters)  The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to submit a series of options for softening fuel efficiency standards to the White House for approval in the coming week, two officials briefed on …

Verdezyne, Ave Atque Vale
May 16, 2018 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Southern California the report has arrived that Verdezyne is winding down as a company, and today is the last day of operations. The low oil price environment has claimed another …

Marin Ferries Move toward Clean Diesel
May 15, 2018 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Mark Prado (Marin Independent Journal)  There is a move afoot toward using renewable diesel for ferries, including on Golden Gate Ferry and Blue & Gold Fleet boats that dock in Marin, Bay Area transportation officials …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
May 15, 2018 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

The Manhattan Institute looked at “zero emission vehicles” and found:

Broad-based adoption of ZEVs will increase overall emissions of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulates, compared with the same number of new internal combustion engines. …

Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
May 15, 2018 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Manhattan Institute)  Many claim that “zero-emissions vehicles” (ZEVs), especially battery-powered electric vehicles, should replace most, if not all, cars and trucks powered by gasoline-burning internal combustion engines. The primary rationale is to reduce air pollution and …

KLM, Växjö Småland Airport, Södra, SkyNRG and Partners Sign LOI to Investigate the Feasibility of Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuels in the Växjö Region
May 14, 2018 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  Starting today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is flying to Växjö, Sweden every day and to make flights to Växjö as sustainable as possible, KLM is investing in 120,000 litres of sustainable aviation fuel per …

Biofuels Production and Consumption in the US: Status, Advances and Challenges
May 11, 2018 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Mahmood Ebadian and James D. McMillan (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  … The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was enacted in 2007 to enhance domestic production of fuels and spur economic development while reducing reliance …

Trump Tells World’s Top Automakers to Build More Cars in U.S
May 11, 2018 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Tom Krisher and Ken Thomas  (Associated Press/Chicago Tribune)  President Donald Trump told leaders of the world’s top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States as his administration weighs plans …

Trump, Top Car Executives Meet Amid Struggle over Climate Rules for Automobiles
May 11, 2018 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Executives from top car companies arrived at the White House on Friday amid a looming legal conflict between the Trump administration and primarily Democratic-led states over climate rules for automobiles.
“We’ve made …

From Gen1 to High-Value: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis
May 11, 2018 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower carbon, …

EU Low Carbon Fuels Conference Week, Part 2: Driving Capability with Flexibility
May 11, 2018 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

By Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Part one of this article addressed the first two consensuses emerging from international biofuels research and business initiatives discussed in Brussels April 10-12, 2018: first, that bioenergy must be …

California Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Renewable Fuel Fraud
May 10, 2018 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and United States Attorney Joseph H. Harrington for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Jin …

Pelosi Visits Central Iowa Farm, Warns RFS under Attack
May 10, 2018 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi — the top-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives — toured a central Iowa farm early this morning.
Pelosi’s visit follows her speech last (Sunday) night …

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California
May 10, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition/ACT News)  California policy makers—at the local and state level—are increasingly under pressure to make electric vehicles the only clean transportation option for every use. That would be a …

Pasadena Fire Department Adopts Renewable Diesel
May 10, 2018 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The Pasadena Fire Department in California has switched most of its fleet from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
The department currently operates one truck, four engines and four rescue ambulances …

RNG Helping Trucking Companies Improve Air Quality for California Ports
May 10, 2018 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Six trucking firms operating in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines and fueled with Clean Energy Fuels …

Greenbelt Resources Offers Partial Solution to Chinese Government’s Mandated Use of 4+ Billion Gallons of Ethanol
May 9, 2018 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation GRCO, +23.29% (Greenbelt), the developer and provider of a sustainable ECOsystem model that transforms waste into bio-ethanol, today announced that CEO Darren Eng will visit China this month by special letter invitation to assist …

Rallying for RNG
May 9, 2018 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

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

If at First You Don’t Succeed: The Looming Fight between the Trump Administration and the State of California over Climate Change Rules for Cars
May 9, 2018 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The looming fight between the Trump administration and the state of California over climate change rules for cars will cover some familiar terrain – where the liberal state and …

Accelerating Ag Innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA Agricultural Research Service
May 8, 2018 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide …

Bioenergy (Biofuels/Biomass) Low-Carbon Biofuels, Bioproducts Crucial to Two Degree Scenario
May 7, 2018 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In April, the European Commission, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), below50, the Biofuture Platform, and the ART Fuels Forum formally expressed the sense that low-carbon fuels will be …

How Trump Might Make SUVs Pricier in Seattle than Omaha
May 4, 2018 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Camille von Kaenel (E&E News)  … The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken vehicle pollution requirements could set up a split U.S. market, concentrating fuel-efficient cars in mostly Democratic states and gas guzzlers in the red …

NYC to Use 99% Petroleum-Free Diesel in over 1,000 City Vehicles
May 4, 2018 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(Construction Equipment)  The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has announced that it will for the first time use renewable diesel, a low-emissions, 99 percent petroleum-free fuel, to power over 1,000 City government …

Air Canada Operates Biofuel Flight From Edmonton to San Francisco
May 4, 2018 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Cision Newswire/Air Canada)  Biofuel use will reduce this flight’s carbon emissions by over 10 tonnes, equivalent of taking 26 cars off the road for an entire month — Air Canada announced its Edmonton–San Francisco flight today will operate with …

UPDATE 1-Trump to Meet with Automakers to Discuss U.S. Fuel Rules -Sources
May 3, 2018 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  The White House is planning a meeting next week between President Donald Trump and senior leaders of major U.S. and foreign automakers to discuss planned fuel efficiency rule changes through 2026, automakers …

Duckweed Redux: Are Duckweed’s Ducks Finally in a Row for Protein, Fuels and More?
May 3, 2018 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Greenbelt Resources Corporation and Duckweed DAYS commenced their inaugural Duckweed Project to commercialize the duckweed model developed by the Andrew J. Young Foundation. Tests conducted during a pilot program indicated that …

New REG Ultra Clean Diesel Blends Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel
May 3, 2018 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT Journal)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) has launched the REG Ultra Clean Diesel, what the company claims is among the lowest-emission diesel fuels on the market.
The patent-pending fuel is made of a proprietary blend …

Trucking Executive Panel Objects to EPA Fuel Economy Rollback Plan
May 2, 2018 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by John O’Dell (Trucks.com)  “Stay the course” is the message a panel of leading clean vehicle developers, users and regulators delivered Tuesday in the wake of the Trump Administration’s plan to roll back tough fuel economy …

California And 16 Other States Are Suing Trump To Stop Him Destroying Emissions Standards
May 1, 2018 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Raphael Orlove (Jalopnik)  Our emissions standards are probably the biggest booster to automotive performance in the past half century, making our cars not only more eco-friendly but more powerful, too. Trump has been trying to cut it …

The Undiscovered Furan Country: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Origin Materials
May 1, 2018 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Origin is a new kind of chemical company, focused on the future of materials science. By finding value in underutilized feedstocks like cardboard, wood waste and agricultural residues, they invent new …

Marathon Petroleum to Acquire Andeavor for $23B
May 1, 2018 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The deal creates the largest US oil refiner (and a top-five refiner globally) at 3.1 million barrels per day of capacity — Valero is around the same size, but that …

Share Biodiesel Ranks First Among Fleets for Alt Fuel Use
April 30, 2018 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  New Fleet Survey Reveals Biodiesel is Top Alt Fuel, and Diesel Engines Still in Demand  —  North America’s top fleets have spoken, and their #1 choice for greening their fleet operations is the use …

How Trump Will Go after California’s Auto GHG Authority
April 30, 2018 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration plans to argue that California does not have the authority to enforce stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars, despite the Obama administration’s 2009 waiver, according to a …

California’s Scum Ranchers Are Working on a Fuel to Replace Oil
April 27, 2018 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Agnes Walton (Vice News)  The Department of Energy is trying to turn a lake in the California desert called the Salton Sea into a farm for renewable fuels — and clean its infamously polluted water …

Air Canada, Red Rock and SkyNRG Move forward on biofuel Initiatives While Air New Zealand Takes Longer View
April 27, 2018 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  … Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) is a three-year project between 14 stakeholder organisations, including Air Canada, which are working to enable a biojet supply chain in the country, with testing the feasibility of …

RFA to CARB: Ethanol Plays a Key Role in LCFS Success Story
April 27, 2018 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and is poised to make even greater contributions to the state’s climate policy objectives …

California Considers Carbon Capture, for Ethanol
April 27, 2018 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Argus Media)   Ethanol producers selling fuel in California may emerge as a beneficiary of a technology often associated with the coal industry.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has proposed changes to the state’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard …

Carbon Capture Could Be a Financial Opportunity for US Biofuels
April 24, 2018 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(Stanford University/Phys.Org)  Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground – known as negative emissions – has been in question.
But researchers at Stanford …

Calif. School District Adopts Neste Renewable Diesel
April 24, 2018 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD), a public school district based in Contra Costa County, Calif., has switched some of its vehicles from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable …

Trump’s EPA Argues More People Will Die in Car Accidents unless California Fuel Rules Are Weakened
April 20, 2018 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  The Trump administration is embracing a curious — and some would say dated — argument as it builds its case to weaken federal rules championed by California that require …

RNG Bill Moves Forward in California
April 19, 2018 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications advanced a pro-renewable natural gas (RNG) bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).
S.B.1440, introduced by State Sen. …

ZERO NOW: Clean Energy’s Stations Offer Biomethane at $1 a Gallon
April 19, 2018 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp./ NGV Journal)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. introduced ZERO NOW, a fueling solution that combines the world’s cleanest engine technology with the cleanest fuel at a price of $1 per gallon. Heavy …

Northern Forest Center, Calgren Dairy Fuels Win Industry Awards
April 18, 2018 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)  BBI International and Biomass Magazine named its annual industry award winners at the 11th International Biomass Conference & Expo underway in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Groundbreaker of the Year Award is designed to recognize people, companies or organizations that …

Complex Feedstocks, Clean Synthesis Gas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sierra Energy
April 18, 2018 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sierra Energy has created what is billed as “the world’s most efficient gasifier,” FastOx, developed in conjunction with UC Davis, US Army and California Energy Commission. Gasification is the missing link …

Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States
April 18, 2018 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Benjamin Storrow (E&E News) … Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states’ climate goals, raising questions about their ability to lead U.S. climate efforts at a time when the federal government is rolling back …

US Biogas 2018 — November 5-6, 2018 — San Diego, CA
April 17, 2018 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
US Biogas 2018   —   November 5-6, 2018   —   San Diego, CA

Join over 200 biogas and RNG experts at the 2018 conference to learn how to develop profitable biogas projects using a variety of feedstocks and project configurations.

Secure finance and ensure your project’s profitability – Make the …

SF Tour Boat Company Switches Entire Fleet to Renewable Diesel
April 17, 2018 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Red and White Fleet, a San Francisco tour boat company, has switched its entire fleet of vessels from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon …

Biogas-to-RNG Facility Approved for Kern County, Calif.
April 17, 2018 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The California Energy Commission (CEC) has given the green light to a facility that will turn biogas into renewable natural gas (RNG) for transportation.
At a meeting on April 11, the CEC …

States to Sue EPA over Failure to Enforce Landfill Gas Rules
April 11, 2018 – 10:33 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A coalition led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources board has announced plans to sue the U.S. EPA over its failure to enforce existing landfill methane …

California Says a Car-Emissions Deal With Trump Could Be Doable
April 11, 2018 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Mark Chediak, Ryan Beene, and John Lippert  (Bloomberg)  ‘Reason could prevail,’ chair of Air Resources Board says; State is considering a lawsuit to preserve its options  —  California’s top air-quality regulator sees hope for a deal with …

New Studies Show Ethanol Reduces Emissions And Improves Air Quality
April 11, 2018 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative)  Ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted by the North Carolina State University (NCSU) …

Quantifying Carbon: Understand Cap-and-Trade Implications as U.S. West Coast & Canadian Provinces Combine Emissions Reduction Initiatives
April 10, 2018 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(OPIS)  On January 1, Ontario became linked with California and Quebec’s carbon allowance program, prompting uncertainty about carbon reduction programs and pricing structures in this expanded market.
Download this free white paper and get an understanding of:

Carbon …

Vehicle Transformation through New Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Fuels Development Coalition
April 6, 2018 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It may be renaissance times for the Clean Fuels Development Coalition. Their long quest to upend proposed Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules that ignored the potential to improve efficiency and emissions via …

Enzymatic Construction of Highly Strained Carbocycles
April 6, 2018 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Kai Chen, Xiongyi Huang, S. B. Jennifer Kan, Ruijie K. Zhang, Frances H. Arnold (Science Magazine)  Double rings made with heme  —  Cyclic organic structures with adjacent three-carbon rings—bicyclobutanes—are useful starting materials for chemical and materials …

Global Green to Expand Biogas Program to 2 California Cities
April 4, 2018 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Global Green/Biomass Magazine)  Non-profit, Global Green announced March 23 it will select two Southern California cities as partners to participate in a new food waste recycling program, using an Eco-Ambassador resident outreach model. The two cities …

Scientists Say California Can Get Tougher on Clean Fuels
April 4, 2018 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists/Biodiesel Magazine)  California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one year, by adopting a higher …

Byogy Says New ASTM Specification Opens Way for Jet Fuel from Ethanol
April 4, 2018 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(Renewables Now)  California-based biofuel firm Byogy Renewables Inc on Thursday said an approval by ASTM of a new specification will allow ethanol to be used as a feedstock to produce renewable jet fuel.
According to the company, …

Trump to Roll Back Fuel Standards for Cars, Light Trucks — Ford, GM Positions
April 3, 2018 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence (Detroit Free Press) … General Motors said that, regardless of what standard is ultimately set, it remained committed to “improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and an all-electric future,” including working on …

Calif. to Fight Trump’s ‘Politically Motivated’ Car Standards Plan
April 3, 2018 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Timothy Cama and Miranda Green (The Hill)  California officials promised Monday to put up a fight against the Trump administration’s newly announced decision to lower standards for car tailpipe emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared Monday …