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To Fulfill Biofuels’ Promise, Scientists Boost Plant Oils with Gene Editing

by Cici Zhang (Chemical and Engineering News)  Increasing the fatty acids in crops’ seeds, leaves, and stems could make biofuels more economically viable  —  … Plant scientist Heike Sederoff of North Carolina State University, however, is very familiar with the oils that camelina offers. The highly concentrated fatty acids produced by

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Here’s Where Incoming Republicans Stand on Climate

by Mark K. Matthews (E&E News)  If they stay true to their campaign rhetoric, the class of freshman House Republicans won’t be leading any revolutions next year on the issue of climate change. … In a few cases, there are reasons for climate activists to be cautiously optimistic. Wisconsin voters picked Republican

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Florida ‘Best Site’ for Algae Cultivation

(Biofuels International) New research has evaluated a number of specific regions across the United States and concluded Florida is the best for algae production. According to a statement, the 19 month long study involving scientists from NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Arizona State University (ASU) concluded that Florida’s humidity and

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article
    Algae Biomass Summit   —   September 16-19, 2019   —   Orlando, FL

Algae Biomass Summit — September 16-19, 2019 — Orlando, FL

The Summit is the algae industry’s premier event, where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility executives, and where researchers and technology developers rub elbows with venture capitalists.  READ MORE

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article

What Exactly Is the ‘Green New Deal’?

by Hannah Northey (E&E News Climatewire)  The proposal, drawing inspiration from President Franklin Roosevelt’s Depression-era New Deal, is one that progressives — led by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a rising star on the left — want Democratic leaders to embrace. The thinking is that a newly revived Select Committee on Energy Independence

November 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Tapping the Genetic Power of Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels, chemicals and biobased materials. Formed in 2006, and headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with an R&D facility in Berlin, the company operates in multiple

November 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Who’s Running Things? With Democrats Preparing to Run the House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With Democrats preparing to run the House, here’s how the committee leadership shuffle is expected to work out. — Energy and Commerce Committee: New Jersey Democrat Frank Pallone will grab the gavel of this panel with broad EPA, DOE, FERC and other energy-related jurisdiction. Current

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Orlando Businesses Save Waste Fees Through Disney-Supported Biofuel

by Alyssa Danigelis (Environmental Leader)  Businesses in Orlando, Florida, are saving dumpster fees by sending their food waste to a biofuel facility serving Walt Disney World. The city’s green bin program is available to any local business, WOFL Fox 35 reports. Kaley Winters, manager of Juice Bar in Orlando, told the news

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article
    National Ethanol Conference   —   February 11-13, 2019   —   Orlando, FL

National Ethanol Conference — February 11-13, 2019 — Orlando, FL

The National Ethanol Conference (NEC) is the most widely attended executive level conference for the ethanol industry. Since 1996, the Renewable Fuels Association’s NEC has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry. With numerous networking opportunities, more business meetings

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The World’s First Commercial Flight on Fuel Made from Waste Carbon Gases: Now, Will Policy Get the Framework Right for Global Deployment?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger, LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren, a cadre of Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech team members, industry stakeholders and a group of pleasantly surprised transatlantic passengers have boarded a Boeing 747 for Virgin’s VS16 light to London Gatwick — in an historic

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

From Waste to Fuel: Researchers to Develop Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Julianne Beck (Northwestern University Campus News)  A new collaboration led by Michael Jewett, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University, will combine recent technological advancements in bioengineering to develop a transformative production system for next-generation biofuels and bioproducts. The multi-institutional project is supported by a three-year, $1.6 million contract

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Takes Flight: Virgin Atlantic 747 Aircraft Partly Powered by Recycled Fuel

by Neil Lancefield (Perth Now) The first commercial flight powered partly by a new form of biofuel converted from alcohol has been completed. Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747 aircraft landed at London Gatwick with a fuel blend containing 5.0 per cent biofuel made from industrial waste gases converted into ethanol. Sir Richard Branson, the

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Election 2018: Clean Energy’s Future Could Rise or Fall with 36 Governors’ Races

by Marianne Lavelle and Dan Gearino  (Inside Climate News)  Governors have the power to set the agenda on renewable energy or throw up roadblocks to its progress. It’s become an issue in several races this year.  —  Some of the most consequential elections for climate policy this fall could be the 36 governor’s

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Thermal Gasification of Biomass: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to TGoB in the United States

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass gasification processes. Kevin Whitty gave this illuminating overview of the progress and promise of thermal gasification of biomass in the

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

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 industry, and Agrisoma Biosciences and Applied Research Associates (ARA) from

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks. This work supports the Department

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article
    Defense TechConnect Fall Summit and Expo  —   October 23-25, 2018   —   Tampa, FL

Defense TechConnect Fall Summit and Expo — October 23-25, 2018 — Tampa, FL

Access the entire innovation ecosystem in support of National Security; Converging Industry Scouts, Military Leadership, Non-traditionals, Startups, VC/Investors. DTC 2018 connects top DOD offices with the world’s best technologies.  READ MORE

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article
    5th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference   —   September 25-26, 2018   —   Miami, FL

5th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference — September 25-26, 2018 — Miami, FL

The annual S&P Global Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas. This is a regional sugar event designed especially for a North and South American audience. Meet with sugar and ethanol traders, sugar producers, sugar mills,

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ARA’s ReadiJet Drop-in Renewable Fuel Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ReadiJet contains the same molecules and has the same performance as petroleum jet fuel, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It meets Jet-A, Jet-A1, JP-5, JP-8 fuel specifications without the need for blending with petroleum.  ReadiJet is undergoing ASTM certification for commercial use and MILSPEC certification

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Florida Posts Harmful Algal Bloom Management Grant Information

(Florida Department of Environmental Protection)  On July 9, 2018, Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order for Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms (HABs) caused by Lake Okeechobee water discharges from the Army Corps of Engineers. The Executive Order directed DEP to

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Blue-Green Algae Be Used as Biofuel?

by Ross DiMattei (ABC-7)  Suspending freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee is only a temporary solution to the water quality issues in Southwest Florida.  —  You may have seen a proposal for a more permanent solution circulating on social media that would involve converting the blue-green algae into biofuel. ABC-7 spoke with

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

TruStar Energy Makes RNG Moves

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has hired Juan Reina as its new director of biogas – a strategic move for the company to start supplying CNG sourced from biogas. Reina will be tasked primarily with sourcing and delivering renewable natural

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

House Votes to Denounce Carbon Taxes. Where Was the Climate Solutions Caucus?

by Marianne Lavelle (Inside Climate News)  Only 4 of the 43 Republicans who claim membership in the Climate Solutions Caucus voted against the resolution. All were early members of the group. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution denouncing the idea of a U.S. carbon tax as detrimental

July 20, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc. Files Patents on Enhanced CTS Technology and Re-Structuring of Management

(Alliance Bioenergy Plus/AccessWire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM), The Board of Directors of ALLM, recognizing the need to refocus the direction and operations of the company, is in the process of implementing a series of changes which will allow the company to concentrate more efficiently on its core competency, the

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels. But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that pay, then applications at scale. Let’s see how that work has been coming along. Applications that work Nylon, plastics, chemicals. This

July 13, 2018 Read Full Article

A Matter of Gravity—Understanding How Plants Grow in Space

by Tom Rickey (Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory/Phys.Org)  Last month a rocket thundered off a NASA launch pad in Virginia, destined for the International Space Station. Nestled among the 7,400 lbs. of supplies was a handful of seeds designed to open new windows into our knowledge of how plants grow in space

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Vietnam Uses ‘Super-Technology’ to Treat Biowaste

(Vietnam.net Bridge)  The utilization of Carbolosic technology in Vietnam promises to bring great benefits as it turns biological waste into valuable products.  —  The Ministry of Science & Technology (MST) has signed an MOU on transferring technology and building an agricultural waste treatment plant worth $100 million. How to take full advantage

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article
    Companies v. Climate Change   —   November 28-29, 2018   —   Miami, FL

Companies v. Climate Change — November 28-29, 2018 — Miami, FL

CvCC is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around climate change solutions. We strive to be an open and straight-forward arena for companies to collaborate and share best practices for being part of the solution to the climate crisis. Companies vs. Climate Change is not a

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article
    S&P Global Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference   —   September 25-26, 2018   —   Miami, FL

S&P Global Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference — September 25-26, 2018 — Miami, FL

The annual S&P Global Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas. This is a regional sugar event designed especially for a North and South American audience. Meet with sugar and ethanol traders, sugar producers, sugar mills, investors, buyers,

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Targray Opens Minnesota Biodiesel Distribution Center in Minneapolis – Saint Paul

(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 the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. Strategically located in the heart of Saint Paul, the new biodiesel terminal

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

(University of Florida) University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called biomass – using currently available technology. Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively than gasoline and help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Currently, fuel ethanol is made from

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Attis Industries Narrows Site Selection to Six States for Construction of Advanced New Biorefining Facilities

(Attis Industries)  Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Minnesota Present Most Competitive Options  —  Attis Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) (the “Company” or “Attis”), a diversified innovation and technology holding company, today announced its approval of its lead sites for acquisition and construction of its planned biorefining facilities. Attis has accumulated a portfolio of

May 29, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Reps. Scott, Frankel Introduce Legislation that Calls for Clearly-Labeled Ethanol-Blended Gasoline at the Pump

(Yamaha Marine Group/Business Wire)  Legislation would require more detailed labeling of gas pumps that dispense E15 fuel, which causes corrosion and mechanical problems in equipment with small engines  —  Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Duckweed Redux: Are Duckweed’s Ducks Finally in a Row for Protein, Fuels and More?

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 protein extracted from duckweed was one of the most nutritious vegetable organic protein with essential

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Jet Fuels from Crops: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Regional Biojet Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia,

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Florida Polytechnic University Students Study How Algae Could Produce Biofuel

by James Coulter (The Daily Ridge) Can the algae growing within Polk County’s lakes be used to fuel our gas tanks in the near future? Students at Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) have been researching this question for the past several months, and the answer they found proves affirmative. Their research shows

April 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Carinata Rising: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a supply of sustainable, non-food oils for meeting the demand for sustainable biofuels. Resonance Carinata is certified sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the global standard and certification scheme

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Leveraging the Power of Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels, chemicals and biobased materials. Formed in 2006, and headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with an R&D facility in Berlin, the company operates in multiple sectors: AgTech,

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Grants $10.6 Million to Produce More Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel

(University of Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the most productive crops in America into sustainable sources of biodiesel and biojet fuel. The new research project Renewable Oil Generated

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas Will Help Solve Urban Sewage Crisis

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.14 million grant to install an innovative new sewage treatment solution to Durban, South Africa. The innovative generator is able to process sewage into nutrients, biogas and clean water. University of South Florida associate professor Dr Daniel Yeh designed his

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Former Ineos Bio Site Purchased for Conversion into Eco-District

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A consortium of investors and project developers led by Texas-based Frankens Energy recently purchased the former Ineos Bio Indian River Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida, and has announced plans to convert the site to an eco-district “harmoniously integrating a series of businesses, all focused on

February 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

BP Verenium Biofuels Plant up for Sale

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The BP Verenium Biofuels plant in Jennings, Louisiana, is being offered for sale. The 1.4 MMgy demonstration-scale facility celebrated its grand opening in 2008, and was acquired by BP Biofuels North America in mid-2010. On Jan. 30, Aaron Equipment Co., in conjunction with Reich Brothers

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Search for Sustainable Fuels Drives Researchers at UI’s New Bioenergy Center

byJulie Wurth  (News Gazette)  A Midwest crop of the future: grasses and other plants that produce their own oils to be used as fuel or byproducts. That’s the vision behind a new bioenergy research center being launched today at the University of Illinois with help from a five-year, $115 million grant

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article
  Carinata Biomaterials Summit 2018   —   February 19-20, 2018   —   Panama City Beach, FL

Carinata Biomaterials Summit 2018 — February 19-20, 2018 — Panama City Beach, FL

Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata, Agrisoma, ARA, CAAFI presents the Carinata Biomaterials Summit 2018 DESCRIPTION Carinata supply chain development through public-private partnership Focus groups for feedstock development and best management practices Adoption and outreach Fuel and bioproduct development Enhancing carinata coproduct value System sustainability Opportunity to network and

January 29, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Sponsors 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2018 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail kicks off later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association signed on as a co-title sponsor for the second consecutive year. The first of 18 tournaments begins Jan. 26 in Deland, Florida, between Daytona and Orlando, at

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Former INEOS Bioenergy Plant Sold; County in Talks with New Wwner over Possible Partnership

by Colleen Wixen (TC Palm)   The former INEOS bioenergy plant, which closed nearly a year ago despite receiving millions in government subsidies, has a new owner. The sale of the plant, on 74th Avenue Southwest, closed mid-January, said new owner David Frankens, of Texas-based Frankens Energy LLC. He declined to disclose the

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Regional Biojet Fuel Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia,

January 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels and chemicals, or renewable chemical plants, you see the first and the most, here. There are three drivers for that:

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article
  10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit   —   February 28-March 1, 2018   —   Tampa, FL

10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit — February 28-March 1, 2018 — Tampa, FL

ACI’s 10th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit 2018 will follow on from our successful series of conferences focusing on the re-use of green house gas CO2 and converting this into profitable sustainable materials. This two day conference brings together senior experts from various CO2 emitting industries discussing the sustainable, technological and

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

CAAFI Highlights Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Activities of 2017 and Plans for 2018

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The  Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) has taken stock of its busy 2017 and has set priorities for 2018. Highlights on the sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) front include development of many resources available to the public on the CAAFI website. Progress on

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS-Developed Sorghum Cultivars Can Produce Thousands of Gallons of Ethanol

(University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/Newswise)  … Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel. That potential just grew as University of Florida researchers found three UF/IFAS-developed sorghum varieties could produce

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

AgTech Startups Offer Hope in Brutal Citrus Greening Fight

by Emma Cosgrove (AgFunder News)  … Tom Schenck of TerViva, an agtech startup working with citrus growers in Florida, says the disease has changed the face of the sunshine state. … Startups are also looking to provide Florida citrus growers with alternative crops to ease the burden while they wait for a

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Charting a Cellulosic Path — Enzyme Advances Hold Promise in Corn Ethanol

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Cellulosic technology companies have invested time and millions of dollars to explore ways to convert biomass into cellulosic ethanol for the better part of 20 years. Most technologies have fallen victim to high capital and development costs, changing political winds and economic recession. Many

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Farm to Flight – Carinata Crop Commercialization Takes off

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Qantas will operate the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australiaearly in the new year in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels. Qantas’ new Dreamliner is being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed that

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Is This the Crop That Saves Florida Agriculture?

by Tom Schenk (Terviva/Biofuels Digest)  … Directly and indirectly, Florida’s citrus industry creates almost 45,000 jobs which translate to almost a $9 billion contribution into Florida’s economy. Today’s citrus industry has shrunk by well over half from its peak in the late ‘90’s leaving rural towns and communities distressed and struggling

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text of the Renewable Fuels Standard — the coverage of the announce in few cases focused on the changes in DowDuPont’s

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article
  Workshop:  Ethanol in the Americas   —   November 9-10, 2017   —   Gainesville, FL

Workshop: Ethanol in the Americas — November 9-10, 2017 — Gainesville, FL

The main purpose of this joint two-days workshop is to enhance collaboration in the sugarcane biofuels research between countries in the Americas.  The participants of the November 2017 Workshop are researchers, engineers, agronomists, entrepreneurs from American countries. The total number of participants is estimated to be 40. Sustainable renewable energy is

October 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

SPARC in the Engine: Florida Aims to Be an Alternative Jet Fuels Hub as New Public/Private Project Debuts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, Auburn

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article
  40th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals   —   April 29-May 2, 2018   —   Clearwater Beach, FL

40th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals — April 29-May 2, 2018 — Clearwater Beach, FL

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October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

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 from seven Universities associated with UF’s Institute of Food

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI),

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Scaling Up Without Wall Street

by Daniel de Liege  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Alliance Bio-Products’ chairman provides a detailed account of hurdles cleared and decisions made in the development of the company’s cellulose-to-sugar process.  —  Securing funding for new technologies can be extremely difficult: There’s no guarantee of a profitable end result; the landscape is constantly

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA: Thumbs-up to ‘Energy Beet’ Idea

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The Environmental Protection Agency predicted it might take six months to do an initial evaluation of “energy beets” for their environmental footprint as a feedstock for biofuels. Six years — not months — later the agency has a thumbs up on energy beets as a feedstock

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Hot Spots: Top 5 Places to Watch in Florida

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Florida is a hot state, in more ways than one, and we cover the Top 5 hottest Florida spots that hopefully remain intact or recover quickly after Irma’s impact, especially those in the mid and southern parts of the state that are getting pummeled by

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Local Scientists Looking at Transforming Sugar Beets into Jet Fuel

by Jon Shainman (WPTV)  Scientists on the Treasure Coast literally taking things from the ground to see if they can power things in the skies. “I was physically pulling beets out of the ground in Belle Glade and bringing them here,” said Research Chemist Cristina Dorado Wednesday. Dorado’s space at the

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Special Report: How Engineers Are Preparing for Sea-Level Rise

by Pam Radtke Russell (Engineering News Record)  From Seattle to Cape Cod, see what’s being done at 18 different locations  —  … In this special report, Engineering News-Record’s team of editors and reporters look at how Tangier and other coastal communities around the country are tackling problems, including erosion, subsidence

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Environmentalists Are Urging the USDA to Reject This Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Tree

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  A genetically engineered, freeze-tolerant eucalyptus tree is moving closer to receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, amid concerns about the tree’s possible negative effects on the environment. The USDA has proposed lifting restrictions on commercial production of the trees, based on a draft

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s Fueling the Growth of E15?

by Debby Garbato (Stagnito Business Information/Convenience Store News)  … As E15 has become more widely distributed, most myths have been dispelled. The higher-margin, higher-octane fuel is now sold by retailers large and small at nearly 900 locations across 29 states. While some drivers understand E15’s environmental and performance benefits, many are

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Inside the Cellulosic Industry

by Susanne Retka Schill and Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine provides an update on 10 cellulosic ethanol projects around the world striving for continuous, large-scale production.  —  Some things have changed in the U.S.’s cellulosic ethanol sector in the past year—two new companies have emerged to pick up

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

The Sweet Smell of Success…and Beets!

(Treasure Coast Research Park)  … On Wednesday, June 14th, a team of research and industry leaders established through the leadership of St. Lucie County’s Treasure Coast Research Park, gathered at Tropicana’s feed processing facility in Fort Pierce to test the possibility of turning beets into one of the key ingredients for

August 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

National Study Puts Timeline on Impact of Sea-Level Rise in Maryland and Virginia

by Joe Heim (The Washington Post)   On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallow land in the relatively near future, according to a new study. For some parts of the Eastern Shore, there soon may be

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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 for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy.

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Alliance Bio-Products, Inc. Identifies Market Opportunity for Lignin Waste as a Byproduct of Cellulosic Ethanol Production

(Alliance Bio-Products, Inc./AccessWire)  The Company’s Production of Pure Lignin Provides a Viable Opportunity to Further Reduce the Production Costs of Cellulosic Ethanol While Adding an Additional Revenue Stream  —   Alliance Bio-Products, Inc. (“ABP”), a subsidiary of Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM), today commented on the market opportunity for its waste lignin as

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

From Coal-Fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Capturing Flue Gas via Microalgae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with two microalgae CO2 utilization and mitigation options. First, biogas production to replace coal for maximum CO2 mitigation, and second, commodity

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key slides presented by AquaFiber, Pacific Northwest National Lab, University of South Florida, Algenol, Montana State University, University of Toledo, NREL,

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Passenger Train to Team with FPL, Use Green Fuel

by Debora Lima (South Florida Business Journal)  The Miami-based company developing the Brightline passenger train system is teaming up with Florida Power & Light Co. to use clean energy alternatives for fuel. Expected to debut in South Florida by September, Brightline will run with biodiesel fuel sourced from FPL through

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Mainland Miami Ponders Returning Neighborhoods to Nature in Order to Survive Rising Seas

by David Smiley (Miami Herald)  On mainland Miami, miles away from the pumps that keep Biscayne Bay from slowly swallowing South Beach, the neighborhood around Ray Chasser’s riverfront house sometimes seems like it’s drowning one high tide at a time. When the moon is full and the bay bloated, a

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Alliance Bioenergy Licenses Process to Earth’s Renewable Energy

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMG Energy Group, has entered into a sublicensing agreement with Earth’s Renewable Energy LLC of Newport Beach, California. The sublicense agreement permits Earth’s Renewable Energy to use the company’s patented cellulose to sugar (CTS) technology at a soon-to-be-built

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Tallowmasters Transaction with Darling Ingredients

by Monika Donimirska (SatPRNews)  Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) has acquired the assets of Tallowmasters, LLC, a family owned rendering and recycling company with headquarters in Medley, Florida and processing operations in Miami, Florida. Irving, Texas-based Darling Ingredients provides a global growth platform for the development and production of sustainable

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

City Of Hollywood Becomes South Florida’s First Green Municipal Fleet With E85 Biofuel

(Protec Fuel/PR Newswire)  Switch to Ethanol to Save City Money, Reduce Pollution, and Maintain Fuel Delivery During Hurricanes — Protec Fuel Management, LLC (Protec) today announced the completion of a project to enable the City of Hollywood to run all Flex Fuel capable vehicles on the cleaner-burning biofuel E85. Protec, the

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Rising Conservative Voices Call for Climate Change Action

by Saskia de Melker and Laura Fong (PBS News Hour)  STEPHANIE SY: In the rising Eco-Right movement, you could say these are the Eco-Righteous. EVANGELICAL MARCHERS: Hey, hey! ho, ho! Fossil fuels have got to go! STEPHANIE SY: Among the throngs of environmentalists at the Climate March in Washington last month,

May 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a supply of sustainable, non-food oils for meeting the demand for sustainable biofuels. Resonance Carinata is certified sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the global standard and certification

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article
  4th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference    —   October 24-26, 2017   —   Miami, FL

4th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference — October 24-26, 2017 — Miami, FL

The Platts 4th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference will now take place October 24-26, 2017, having been rescheduled from September after Hurricane Irma. This event gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry. The Platts 4th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference gives you the information

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article
  U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop   —   May 23-24, 2017   —   Orlando, FL

U.S. DOE BETO Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop — May 23-24, 2017 — Orlando, FL

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Algae Cultivation for Carbon Capture and Utilization Workshop on May 23–24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The event will gather stakeholder input through facilitated discussions focused on innovative technologies and business strategies for growing algae on waste carbon dioxide

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Florida Considers Accelerating Hemp Research as Orange Alternative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, state legislators are looking to ease restrictions on industrial hemp research.  According to the Florida State Senate, house bill 1217 that “authorizes specified universities in state to engage in industrial hemp research projects” has been “pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)” since

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

A&B Planning Pongamia Project on Former HC&S Land

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  Alexander & Baldwin is close to formalizing a partnership with a seed oil producing company on a 250-acre demonstration project to produce biofuels from the pongamia tree on old sugar fields with planting possibly to begin in mid-May. Darren Pai, A&B spokesman, said Friday that

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

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.   —  The U.S. imported nearly three times more biodiesel and renewable

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Alliance Bio-Products, Inc. Comments on Emerging Bioethanol Market Opportunity as It Commercializes Its Cellulose to Sugar Technology Process

(Alliance Bio-Products)  The company’s patented CTS process presents a viable option for growing biofuel production efforts with its ability to produce cellulosic ethanol at a lower cost and without harmful environmental impact  —   Alliance Bio-Products, Inc. (Bio-Products), a subsidiary of Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM), today commented on a recent

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Readi for 100% Drop-In Fuel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ARA’s ReadiJet, ReadiDiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last September, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus rode aboard one of the EA-18G Growler fighter jets testing 100% biofuel flights this month to demonstrate his commitment to getting biofuel mainstream within the Navy. Currently all Navy ships and planes are certified to run on 50% biofuel blends.

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Company Hopes to Make Cellulosic Ethanol at under $1 per Gallon

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After announcing plans to purchase an aspirant cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. has released a bold cost-of-production estimate after researching the economics of its patented cellulose-to-sugar (CTS) conversion process. The company’s independent research found that using corn stover as feedstock in an enzymatic

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Commercializing Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels, chemicals and biobased materials. Formed in 2006, and headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with an R&D facility in Berlin, the company operates in multiple

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor: Disruptive Technology, Feedstocks under the Microscope at ABLC 2017’s Opening Day

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … While there were big questions, there were big answers, beginning with a panel on The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative. John Pieper from Dupont Industrial Biosciences shared their latest work with cellulosic ethanol in the corn belt and how one of the greater challenges, but most

March 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Sees the Sea: New Sailing School Vessel Fueled with B20

(National Biodiesel Board)  Newport Biodiesel provides 6,000 gallons of B20 for voyage ending in Cuba  —  A one-of-a-kind ship with a special mission is now fueled with 20 percent biodiesel as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then on to Cuba in March. On February 21, the

February 22, 2017 Read Full Article
  Defense Innovation/Energy/SBIR/STTR Summit   —   October 3-5, 2017   —   Tampa, FL

Defense Innovation/Energy/SBIR/STTR Summit — October 3-5, 2017 — Tampa, FL

Join global innovation, business and defense leadership as they accelerate state-of-art technology solutions in support of national security and the warfighter. Showcase your company or technology to key military and corporate leadership prospecting for national security, defense infrastructure, and warfighter needs. READ MORE  

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR INNOVATIONS, ABSTRACTS:   Defense Innovation/Energy/SBIR/STTR Summit   —   October 3-5, 2017   —   Tampa, FL    DEADLINES:  June 29 and June 9, 2017

CALL FOR INNOVATIONS, ABSTRACTS: Defense Innovation/Energy/SBIR/STTR Summit — October 3-5, 2017 — Tampa, FL DEADLINES: June 29 and June 9, 2017

Join global innovation, business and defense leadership as they accelerate state-of-art technology solutions in support of national security and the warfighter. SUBMIT YOUR INNOVATIONS: Energy & Resilience Challenge Cyber Security Challenge Medical & Biotech Challenge Electronics & Systems Challenge Space Technologies Challenge SUBMIT BY – JUNE 29 ABSTRACTS & PANELS:

February 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Indian River County Approves Mulch Agreement with Biofuel Company

by Colleen Wixon (TC Palm)  If Alliance BioEnergy buys the defunct INEOS biofuel plant, the West Palm Beach company will continue getting the county’s mulch delivered on site. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved a 90-day option agreement that would ensure processed mulch be returned to the INEOS property instead of being transported

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

The Uber Model for Industrial Biotechnology, on Display at REG Okeechobee?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The REG Okeechobee facility is now “open for business” as a contract manufacturing site, and that’s a fascinating development worth exploring, even if you don’t have a microbe you would like to manufacture without the expense and hassle of building your own fermentation capacity. From

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Florida Congressman Drafts Bill To ‘Completely Abolish’ The EPA

by Alexander C. Kaufman (Huffington Post)  And here you thought Donald Trump’s plans would devastate the agency.  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post. The freshman congressman sent the email on Tuesday

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

US Man Goes to Prison for Biodiesel Tax Fraud Scheme

(Biofuels International)  A Washington man was sentenced this week for laundering more than $39 million for a company that bilked federal programs supporting renewable energy, according to Tri-City Herald. Richard Estes, 77, was part of a conspiracy involving Pasco-based Gen-X Energy Group. US District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on Crappie Masters and FFVs

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Participants in the 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail will be getting an education about ethanol while reeling in the whoppers around the country this year. In this Ethanol Report, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association tells us about this new sponsorship while attending the first

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Alternative Feedstock & Process Technology Overview

by Will Smith (Springhouse Consulting/Biodiesel Magazine)  While the majority of U.S. biodiesel is still produced from soybean and canola oil, the role of alternative feedstock has increased steadily over the past decade. The lower production costs they afford have had a significant effect on economic viability as the industry undergoes

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

A 20-Year-Old Startup

by Gene Gebolys (World Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Trying to make a living in biodiesel for two decades now, the hard way is about the only way it happens. … 2016 was a breakthrough year for the biodiesel industry, and for World Energy. We brought our third and fourth biodiesel plants online to

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Investigation: INEOS Failed Despite $129 Million in Taxpayer Subsidies

by Lucas Daprile (TC Palm)  TCPalm examined thousands of government documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and Florida public records requests, to determine what taxpayers got in return for their $129 million investment in INEOS’ Indian River County biofuel plant that closed Jan. 2. Global chemical giant INEOS promised

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

The Algae Fuel Debacle: How Much More Information Does the Department of Energy Really Need?

(National Algae Association)  2016 Algae Year in Review – Nothing has Changed  —  2016 (U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Opportunities: … • Global Algae Innovations (San Diego, California)— … • Algenol Biotech LLC (Ft. Myers, Florida)– … • MicroBio Engineering, Inc. (San Luis Obispo, California)— … None of the projects mentioned

January 9, 2017 Read Full Article

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) initiative, DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Vehicle Technologies Office are collaborating to maximize

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

The Everglades Foundation Officially Kicks Off Search for Algae Bloom Solution with Four-year, $10-million Prize

(Everglades Foundation)  The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today officially kicked off its four-year, $10-million George Barley Water Prize at the “Tapping Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Action & Awards” event at the Miami Science Barge, unveiling the winners of the first two phases of Stage 1 of the competition. The winners, TEAM

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, Retailers Pink Out Program Raises $40K

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  This past October Growth Energy partnered with several retailers who sell E15 for a Pink Out campaign to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. When a consumer purchased E15 during the month, each retailer donated 2 cents per gallon with the campaign raising $40,465.64 Participating

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Martin County Wants to Beef up Regulation for New Biofuel Producers

by Lidia Dinkova (TC Palm)  The county is following through on its promise to up safety regulation over biofuel producers after a fire and explosion in a local facility last year. According to the county, new rules would set where biofuel producers could open, increase the distance between such industries and residences, require

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy Using Biofuels to Power Fighter Jet Fleet

(CBS)  Some of America’s best fighter jets can soar without using a drop of oil for fuel. New technology is helping the U.S. Navy power its fleet with cooking grease and plant seeds. Don Dahler reports.  READ MORE WATCH VIDEO and MORE (IranTV) and MORE (Flying Magazine)   Excerpts from video:

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Wealthy Florida Businessmen Sentenced to 10-Plus Years in Prison for Biofuel Scam

by Brett Murphy ( Naples Daily News)  A federal judge sentenced two Florida men to 10-plus years in prison for their part in a $46 million scheme that defrauded government agencies and the renewable energy industry in 2013 and 2014. Federal Court Judge Sheri Polster Chappell sentenced Estero resident Thomas Davanzo

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as six feet this century, the destruction of coastal forests is

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Florida Farm to Fly: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Aviation Biofuels Supply-Chain Economics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the biennial CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) meeting in Washington DC, Florida’s Treasure Coast development chief Ben DeVries presented the compelling economics for growers to replace acreage lost to citrus greening with sweet sorghum used as feedstock for advanced jet biofuels. With sugar costs below

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts — June 18-21, 2017 — Miami, FL   DEADLINE:  February 3, 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts — June 18-21, 2017 — Miami, FL DEADLINE: February 3, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3rd February 2017  —  The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides an exciting venue to learn about the latest research and technologies in algal research and to interact with leaders the field.  Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results,

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article
  The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts   —   June 18-21, 2017   —   Miami, FL

The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts — June 18-21, 2017 — Miami, FL

The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides an exciting venue to learn about the latest research and technologies in algal research and to interact with leaders the field.  Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results, along with discussion and direct interactions with

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the RFI responses web page. This new web page is a resource that lists suppliers who responded to the RFI and

November 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

‘Readijet’ Biofuel Created in Panama City to Fuel Military Jets

(WJHG.com)  Imagine a world in which the military’s most elite jets are fueled by a product made from kitchen grease.  …  Chuck Red is the Vice President of Fuels Development with Applied Research Associates. The company’s surprise finding came out of a government request ten years ago to convert plant

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at the Algae Biomass Summit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) On October 23-26 the algae industry gathered in Phoenix, AZ for the Algae Biomass Summit , its annual get together. Gone are the glory days of algae biofuels capturing headlines and promising to save the world from climate change. Over the years some of the early

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Airports Council International – North America Supports Alliance BioEnergy’s CTS Process for Aviation Biofuel Production

(Yahoo! Finance/Globe Newswire/Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (ALLM) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Airports Council International – North America (“ACI-NA”) has given its written support of the CTS process for the production of aviation biofuels and Alliance’s application to the Department of Energy for

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Bossie, the Climate Warrior: New Approaches May Unlock Dairy Methane’s Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the newer arrivals in Florida’s small bio-based industry is Culture Biosystems, which produces attractive economics for its advanced algae  cultivation platform which enables large-scale production of algae to be used in producing biofuels, aviation fuels, feed, protein and nutraceuticals. Culture BioSystems has developed

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

RaceTrac Stores Begin Offering E15 Fuel

(Convenience Store News)  More than 100 Southern stores to add the renewable product soon. — RaceTrac will expand its fuel offering this year with the debut of E15 fuel at its convenience stores throughout the South. The chain will add E15 later this year and ultimately offer it at more

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Power Mart Flexes Its Brand

by David Bennett (Convenience Store Decisions)  A unique retail service provider is expanding its vision for the future. —  …  “It’s basically just like a co-op,” (Sam) Odeh (founder and CEO of Power Buying Dealers USA Inc. (PBD USA)) said. “So the dealer brings the land to the table. We

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Make U.S. Self-Reliant

by Bobby Likis (The Grand Island Independent)  In the letter titled “Biofuels providing economic benefit for state,” published Oct. 1, Paul Kenney is right. And in addition to his state’s boosted economy from ethanol production, Americans across the country are enjoying a cleaner environment than ever with ethanol-blended fuel. It’s

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

10-Year Anniversary Videos Offer Unique Glimpse inside REG

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company’s—and the biodiesel industry’s—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. REG has been discreet about its anniversary videos, only mentioning them as asides in other

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Jet Fuel May Be Grown on Iconic Aussie Gum Trees

(Australian National University)  Scientists are a step closer to using Australia’s iconic gum trees to develop low-carbon renewable jet and missile fuel. Dr Carsten Kulheim from The Australian National University (ANU), a lead researcher in an international study published in Trends in Biotechnology, said renewable fuels that could power commercial

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy Tests 100-Percent Advanced Biofuel

by Andrea Watters (Naval Aviation News)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The U.S. Navy is a leader in incorporating alternative fuel into operational

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

US Industrial Sweet Potato Could Be Sustainable Feed Ingredient

by Aerin Einstein-Curtis (Feed Navigator) An industrial sweet potato variety offers promise as a feed ingredient and better nutrition than conventional strains. —  … Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences compared three cultivars of sweet potato to gauge their potential as a sustainable option for

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Bobby Likis Spotlights @ProtecFuel

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Protec Fuel CEO Todd Garner was a guest on the nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” this past weekend to talk about what they are doing to get higher ethanol blends in the market place. Since 2006, Protec Fuel has specialized in turn-key solutions

September 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Alliance Releases Data from CTS Cellulosic Ethanol Multiple Feedstock Testing. Results Conclusive: CTS Economically Superior to Existing Cellulosic Conversion Processes

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.) Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is very pleased to release the results from months of testing and data collection on dozens of lignocellulose feedstocks utilizing the patented CTS conversion process.  Corn stover, sugar cane bagasse, various grasses, hard and soft woods, landscape waste, agricultural waste

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

INEOS Bio Selling Indian River County Biofuel Plant

by Paul Ivice (TC Palm)  INEOS Bio is selling its $130 million biofuel plant on Oslo Road, where it’s been developing yard waste-to-ethanol technology since August 2013. INEOS, which received millions in taxpayer-funded incentives for its joint venture with New Planet Energy Florida, has said it converted several types of waste

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Sell E15 by Any Other Name

by  Samantha Oller (CSP Daily News)  Have I got a fuel for you!  It is higher octane than E10, giving you greater bang for your buck. It features even more  environmentally friendly, domestically produced ethanol. And it is actually a few cents cheaper—cheaper!—than regular, old regular-grade gasoline. Its name? Unleaded

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

As Sea Levels Rise, 1.9 Million U.S. Homes Could Be Underwater By 2100

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated by 2100, a fate that would displace millions of people and result in property losses in the hundreds of billions

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy Enters the Biofuel Industry To Meet the Needs of the U.S. Military

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce today that its patented CTS process will be used to demonstrate the viability of advanced Aviation Biofuel and Biodiesels for use in Military applications.  ALLM’s CTS process is poised to become the preferred, lowest cost producer of

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

There Is an E15 Consumer Disconnect

by Susanna Retka-Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sheetz, Thortons executives give careful thought to strategically offering the new fuel. —  Almost weekly, another announcement is made about a retail location offering E15. The rollouts, large and small, are indicators E15 is gaining steam and, in late July, HWRT Oil Co. announced

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Ned Bowman: Common Sense Renewable Fuel Legislation Is at the Forefront

by Ned Bowman (Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association/Florida Politics) …  The RFS was originally intended to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but over time the National Association of Clean Air Agencies discovered that it had produced higher emissions of nitrogen oxide and other harmful pollutants based on the lack

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS Study: Sweet Potato Crop Shows Promise as Feed and Fuel

(Newswise/University of Florida)  As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots

August 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday. Nonprofit group the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed 18 military installations that

August 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Scientists in US State of Florida Develop Military Grade Aviation Biofuel

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  A team of scientists at West Palm Beach, Florida-based Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.’s subsidiary Ek Laboratories have developed a pathway to produce JP-8, an advanced military grade aviation biofuel. … The team is reportedly continuing to refine its cellulose to sugar process for dry distiller’s grain (DDG)

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Advance Algae-based Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

CTS Process Continues To Expand Product Pathways With Advancement To Military Grade Jet Fuel JP-8, An Advanced Cellulosic Aviation Biofuel

(The Street/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”) , is pleased to announce that as the scientific and engineering team at subsidiary Ek Laboratories continues to optimize the CTS process for dry distiller’s grain (DDG) and various other cellulose biomass, the team has developed a pathway to produce

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers: Generically Improving Sorghum Could Benefit Biofuels

(Genetics Society of America/Biomass Magazine)  The bioenergy crop sorghum holds great promise as a raw material for making environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals that offer alternatives to petroleum-based products. Sorghum can potentially yield more energy per area of land than other crops while requiring much less input in terms of

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Gives up to $15m for Algae-Based Biofuels’ Projects

(Biofuels International)  … The three projects selected, located in California and Florida, will include multi-disciplinary partners to coordinate improvements from algal strain advancements through pre-processing technologies (harvesting, dewatering, and downstream processing) to biofuel intermediate in order to reduce the production costs of algal biofuels and bioproducts. California-based Global Algae Innovations in

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Alliance Receives Letter of Intent (LOI) For Plant Sub-License in Columbia

(Alliance Bioenergy +)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has received an LOI from Smart Business International Trading, S.A.S (Smart Business) of Bogata, Columbia for the purchase of an initial sub-license to install and use ALLM’s patented CTS cellulose conversion technology. A single

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

CEO of Former Michigan Biofuels Company Charged with $2 Million Tax Scheme

by Emily Monacelli (Michigan Live)  The chief executive of a former Southwest Michigan biofuels company has been indicted in what federal prosecutors allege was a scheme to defraud the government out of $2 million in tax credits. An 14-count indictment was filed June 8 in U.S. District Court in Kalamazoo

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Believe Scare Tactics against Vehicular Use of Ethanol

by Robert Miller (TC Palm) … The oil industry doesn’t want ethanol to go away, but it doesn’t want to give up any more market. It needs the low-cost oxygenate as refineries have been retooled to run more profitably by producing a lower-octane base gasoline. If they don’t use ethanol, they must

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Two Florida Men Plead Guilty to Multi-State Biodiesel Fraud Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Thomas Davanzo, of Estero, Florida, and Robert Fedyna, of Naples, Florida, pleaded guilty today for their participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and U.S. taxpayers by fraudulently selling biodiesel credits and fraudulently claiming tax credits, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden of

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Opportunities: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Through The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development — tackling climate change, water, and chemical issues. Here

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

The Terpene Fuel Machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Terpenes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Much has been written about terpenes in the area of flavors and fragrances. But they have astonishing properties for super high-density jet fuels in the 130,000-140,000 BTU range. Think valencene, premnaspirodiene, and b-caryophyllene. Now, we get into an interesting range of molecules, which Allylix and

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article
  BioCycle REFOR16  —  October 17-20, 2016  —  Orlando, FL

BioCycle REFOR16 — October 17-20, 2016 — Orlando, FL

BioCycle REFOR16 provides the best venue for hands-on information and tools to position your company or organization for success in anaerobic digestion, production of power, fuel and soil amendments, food waste management and composting. Network with the who’s who in the anaerobic digestion and renewable energy industry. BIOCYCLE REFOR16 is organized

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  CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle REFOR16 — October 18-19, 2016  —  Orlando, FL  —  DEADLINE:  July 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle REFOR16 — October 18-19, 2016 — Orlando, FL — DEADLINE: July 15, 2016

BioCycle REFOR16 provides the best venue for hands-on information and tools to position your company or organization for success in anaerobic digestion, production of power, fuel and soil amendments, food waste management and composting. Network with the who’s who in the anaerobic digestion and renewable energy industry. BIOCYCLE REFOR16 is organized

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Alliance BioEnergy Receives Independent Verification of Sugars Through CTS Processing of DDG, From Large Ethanol Producer

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc./Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that with the senior science officers of a large U.S. ethanol producer present, the CTS process produced fermentable sugars from Distillers Grain (DDG) as a result of a series of controlled tests, repeated over

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