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CapCO2 and Adkins Energy Are Building the Largest Green Methanol Network

by Violet George (Carbon Herald) Carbon capture company CapCO2 Solutions has teamed up with Illinois ethanol producer Adkins Energy to build what is currently the world’s largest network for green methanol.  In addition to making methanol more environmentally friendly, CapCO2 boasts the unique advantage

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Technip Energies and LanzaTech Selected by the US Department of Energy to Receive $200M Investment for Breakthrough, Replicable Decarbonized Ethylene Commercial Facility

(LanzaTech) Technip Energies and LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA) were selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations to begin award negotiations for up to $200 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding as

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House Republicans Call for Better Support of U.S. Biofuel Exports

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Two Republicans in the U.S. House are urging the Biden administration to take greater action to boost U.S. biofuel exports. Randy Feenstra of Iowa tells Brownfield sustainable aviation fuel could be a game changer for commodity

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New Law Encouraging Higher Biodiesel Blends Takes Effect in Illinois

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily) Implementation of a bipartisan bill to encourage the use of higher blends of biodiesel took effect April 1.  Illinois Soybean Association Chairman Ron Kindred and other supporters call the new law a landmark statute that will benefit

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Avina Unveils Plans for Cutting-Edge Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant in the Midwest, Forges Alliance for Low-Carbon Ethanol Supply

(Avina/Globe Newswire) Avina, a leading developer of clean hydrogen and derivative fuels solutions, is thrilled to announce plans for a cutting-edge Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) plant in the Midwest region set to commence operations in 2027. The facility, engineered to produce 120

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS tcbiomass --- September 10-12, 2024 --- Itasca, IL DEADLINE May 15, 2024

tcbiomass2024 focuses on the science of thermochemical conversion of biomass and municipal solid waste to renewable gas, liquid fuels, and chemicals. This international event draws attendees from around the world, with past conferences including representatives from Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, India,

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Marquis Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Marquis has become the first well known ethanol producer to step into the world of ethanol-to-jet in a partnership with LanzaJet. The promise and progress, milestones achieved and ahead, were presented by Marquis’ Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim at

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Unlocking the SAF Market

by Tammie Sloup (FarmWeek)  Federal and state policies can catalyze the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market, but all the industry players will need to coordinate efforts to cross that bridge of transition. SAF has been labeled as the future of biofuels, decreasing

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Cellulosic Biofuels Win for Ground Transportation

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois Agri-View) Despite the fervor around electric vehicles and their potential to reduce the transportation sector’s carbon footprint, 2023 projections suggest electric vehicles won’t edge out gas-powered vehicles for decades to come. With conventional vehicles

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Illinois to Play Part in Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Kevin Bessler (Illinois Radio Network/AdvantageNews.com)  In an industry that has yet to develop, Illinois transportation, manufacturing and agricultural sectors are exploring opportunities with sustainable jet fuel.  The inaugural Sustainable Aviation Fuel Conference brought together several stakeholders this week in Lisle, including

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Illinois CFS Will Take More Time

by Elliott Blackburn (Argus Media) Illinois lawmakers will move slowly on a proposed state low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) as opponents target fuel costs and placing authority over the program with a state agency.  --  The state Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee

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Michigan Bill Would Incentivize SAF Production

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Legislation proposed in Michigan could expedite the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. During a recent Senate Energy and Environment committee hearing, Delta Airlines chief sustainability officer Amelia DeLuca says the future of the aviation industry depends on

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Ethanol Blog: Lawmakers Press Biden Administration to Fight Brazil Ethanol Tariff, Open Ag, Biofuels Trade

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)   With Brazil set to reconsider an ongoing tariff on U.S. ethanol imports a group of Republican lawmakers asked the Biden administration to be active in an upcoming public-comment period on the 16% tariff that is

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Avoiding SAF Flight Cancellation: Airline Industry, Others Stress Need for Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Take Off

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Airlines and businesses tied to the bioeconomy are stressing how critical the right policies will be to help fully develop a market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that can help create a new market for

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Cellulosic Biofuels Still a Win for Ground Transportation

by Deborah Gertz Husar (Herald-Whig) ... With conventional vehicles likely to dominate the ground fleet for the foreseeable future, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign experts say cellulosic biofuels shouldn’t be discounted. Researchers in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the

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The 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Praj Industries took the #1 spot in the 2024 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. Virent (#2), Gevo (#3), LanzaJet (#4), BioVeritas (#5), LanzaTech

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Alto Ingredients, Inc. Enters Letter of Intent with Vault to Advance Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative

(Alto Ingredients)  Alto Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTO), a producer and distributor of renewable fuel and essential ingredients and the largest producer of specialty alcohols in the U.S., announced today that it has entered into an exclusive nonbinding letter of intent and

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Bunge Chevron Ag Renewables to Build New Oilseed Processing Plant in Destrehan, Louisiana

(Chevron) Bunge (NYSE:BG) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) today (March 4, 2024) announced approval of a final investment decision for their joint venture Bunge Chevron Ag Renewables LLC to build a new oilseed processing plant adjacent to its existing processing facility located

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Biodiesel Prices and Profits…Again

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) In a previous farmdoc daily article (November 13, 2023), we showed that the behavior of FAME biodiesel prices reported by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA changed dramatically starting in August 2021.  Before this date, the

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Duckworth Boosts Illinois Ag: Advocates Ethanol, Farm Support, and Global Trade

(Illinois Ag Connection)  U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, a stalwart supporter of Illinois agriculture, recently met with the new President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Brian Duncan. Their discussion focused on the state's agricultural priorities within the ongoing Farm Bill reauthorization process. Duckworth

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Consumer Reports Celebrates the Signing of New Mexico’s Clean Transportation Fuels Standard into Law

(Consumer Reports)  The governor of New Mexico signed a landmark law to establish a clean fuel standard for the state on March 5, following approval by the state legislature last month. The standard aims to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels,

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Field Trials Reveal Crushed Rock Boosts Carbon Removal and Improves Crop Yields

(ScienceX/Phys.org)  Crushed rock can remove about 3–4 metric tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) per hectare per year and improve crop yields, results of a pioneering study have shown. The four-year field trial in the U.S. Corn Belt, led by researchers

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Apply for Free Faculty Workshop This Spring! Integrating BRIDGES Bioenergy National Laboratory Case Studies --- May 15-17, 2024 --- Lemont, IL Applicaiton DEADLINE March 20, 2024

Apply today to help your students participate in the renewable energy transformation! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer a free workshop for faculty May 15 – 17, 2024, to help cultivate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways for college

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LanzaJet Announces $30 Million Investment from Southwest Airlines to Accelerate Company's Growth and Advance U.S. Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

(LanzaJet/PR Newswire)  LanzaJet Plans to Support Southwest Airlines with U.S. SAF Production and with Development of Ethanol from Agriculture Residue with SAFFiRE Renewables -- LanzaJet, Inc. (LanzaJet) a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, today announced a $30 million investment by

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USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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U.S. Crop Sector Insulates Itself from World Market with Biofuels, Says Analyst

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  Exports have been the lodestar of U.S. agriculture since the big Soviet grain deals of the Carter and Reagan years. One-fifth of U.S. farm production is exported. -- After decades of pursuing sales to foreign buyers, the

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Final Rule in Response to Request from States for Removal of Gasoline Volatility Waiver (E15)

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to requests from state governors to remove the 1-psi volatility waiver for gasoline-ethanol blends containing 10 percent ethanol in their states. The governors made their request pursuant to CAA section 211(h)(5),

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16th Annual OPIS RFS, RINs & Biofuels Forum --- September 23-25, 2024 --- Chicago, IL

The biofuels industry has rarely seen much forward-looking certainty from the policymakers that incentivize the growth of their fuels, but 2024 has provided enough stability for industry players to look further into the future. Major investments are being made in building

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RFA Honors Argonne Scientist Michael Wang with 2024 Award of Excellence

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today in San Diego, the Renewable Fuels Association presented its 2024 Award of Excellence to Dr. Michael Wang, an Argonne National Laboratory distinguished fellow, senior scientist, and director of the Systems Assessment Center

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CO2 Production by the U.S. Ethanol Industry and the Potential Value of Sequestration

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) There has long been an interest in the role of biofuels in “decarbonizing” the transportation sector in the U.S.  An issue that has been receiving a great deal of attention lately is the potential for ethanol

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Exclusive: Biden Administration to Approve E15 Gasoline Expansion Starting in 2025, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The White House will approve a request from a group of Midwest governors to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, but will push the start date into next year, two

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The Pamplona Bioeconomy: Watch out, the Bulls Are Running

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The bioeconomy is on fire, and three tales reveal the extent to which the bulls are running. One in RNG, one in industrial furnaces, one in integrated cellulosic biorefining.  ... Hot RNG From Illinois comes word that Ameresco has

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New Research Pathway Uses Renewable Electricity to Produce Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This technology was developed in the BETO-funded CO2RUe consortium mission and can be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel.  -- Identifying routes to efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to an intermediate chemical which can be further upgraded to

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Green Methanol: A Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Alternative?

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) ... CapCO2 Solutions is nearing completion of its first “green methanol” project at an ethanol plant in Illinois. The company hopes that a successful launch there this summer will lead ethanol producers in Iowa to

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ACE Announces Project to Unlock Ethanol’s Access to New Markets and Tax Credits

(American Coalition for Ethanol) USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Since 2005, LanzaTech has been working to create this closed-loop system using waste carbon to make the things we use in our daily lives. LanzaTech is changing how people think about carbon, creating value and new

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Lawmakers Urge Use of Sound Science in SAF Carbon Modeling

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  As the Treasury Department March 1 deadline nears to update the GREET model, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers have written to the working group in charge of the changes to asking them to ensure they are basing them

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EVs or Ethanol? Midwest Eyes Deep CO2 Cuts in Transportation.

by Jeffrey Tomich (E&E News Energywire) Midwest states are weighing major changes in transportation policy that could shift the region's emissions. -- After recently enacting laws requiring 100 percent carbon-free power, Midwest blue states are eyeing tailpipe emissions. In Minnesota, a state-appointed working

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Brief: ‘Low ROI’ Still the Top Reason Farmers Won’t Engage in Carbon Projects, Says Purdue Survey

by Jennifer Marston (Ag Funder News) - Nearly 10% of farm producers have engaged in talks about carbon capture, says the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer report.  -The percentage of producers discussing carbon contracts in 2024 is consistent with survey

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B20 Club of Illinois Hits 10-Year, 110-Million-Gallon Milestones

(Illinois Soybean Association)   The pioneering B20 Club of Illinois celebrates its tenth year in 2024 with a new milestone in adoption of biodiesel. Since 2014, B20 Club member fleets have used more than 110 million gallons of biodiesel blends of 20%

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Sustainable Shipping Surges on the Great Lakes

by Karen Potratz (Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Biodiesel is a readily available solution to decarbonize ports.  --  The Great Lakes region is a marine-shipping superpower. Each year thousands of vessels transport 90 million tons of cargo on the five Great

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Aether Fuels and GTI Energy Announce Partnership and Exclusive Licensing Deal to Accelerate Commercialization of Sustainable Fuels for Aviation and Ocean Shipping

(Aether Fuels/GTI Energy/Globe Newswire) Aether Fuels (Aether) and GTI Energy today announced a partnership and global exclusive licensing agreement to commercialize a scalable and economical solution to produce sustainable fuels from low-value and abundant waste streams. The fuels will help aviation and ocean shipping

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Microbial Division of Labor Produces Higher Biofuel Yields

by Diana Yates (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Phys.Org) Scientists have found a way to boost ethanol production via yeast fermentation, a standard method for converting plant sugars into biofuels. Their approach, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, relies on careful timing and a tight

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

(U.S. Department of Energy)  15 teams are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition.  --  Finalist teams were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored the required 10-page research synopsis that

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NJ Introduces Clean Fuels Transportation Bill

(Fill It Up Clean New Jersey/PR Newswire)  First on East Coast to Advance Clean Fuels Legislation  --  Fill It Up Clean New Jersey, a diverse coalition of business and community stakeholders, is applauding the New Jersey State Senate for introducing legislation that would give The Garden

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Summit Adds 12 Ethanol Plants to Pipeline Proposal in Iowa

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) Summit Carbon Solutions has reached an agreement to nearly double the number of ethanol facilities that will connect to its proposed carbon dioxide pipeline system in Iowa, the company announced Monday. The agreement with POET —

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Eight Students, Young Professionals Receive National Ethanol Conference Scholarships

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Foundation announces eight 2024 recipients of the Robert Sather Memorial Scholarship, which annually offers opportunities for students and young professionals to attend the National Ethanol Conference. The event takes place February 19-21 in San Diego and

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Biofuels and Feedstocks Americas 2024 --- May 13-15, 2024 --- Chicago, IL

The leading event to connect with the biofuels industry and focus in on the feedstocks fueling them is back in Chicago in 2024. Meet 500+ decision-makers from across this burgeoning industry, and delve into the latest policy announcements impacting growth.  Meet

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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

by Emma Frantz (ACT News) ... Originating in California from a need to curb air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this regulatory initiative emerged as a pivotal strategy to decarbonize and reduce the environmental footprint of the trucking industry. The ACT

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Sells First Truck to Vander Haag's Inc.

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies/PR Newswire) Technology maintains diesel-like performance while delivering cost savings and lower carbon emissions for heavy-duty industry -- ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced today that it has completed the first sale of its FuelAdaptive™ truck to Vander Haag's Inc. The truck is the

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RFA Spotlights World’s First Plug -In Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle at 2024 DC Auto Show

(Renewable Fuels Association) Vehicle has surpassed 27,000 miles, showcasing its technology platform as a viable alternative solution to reducing carbon output in passenger vehicles with tangible benefits to consumers, including lower costs and lower emissions. The Renewable Fuels Association is showcasing the

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Social Innovation Summit --- June 4-5, 2024 --- Chicago, IL

Social Innovation Summit is a destination for thinkers, doers, and leaders who are disrupting old models and scaling what works. ​ ​ Our Flagship Summit and year-round events welcome curated rooms of purpose-driven business leaders, funders, community stakeholders, and impact entrepreneurs.​ ​ Together, we get the work done. Join

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Burlington Company Receives Biodiesel Marketing Award

(The Hawk Eye)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2024 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards to two fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and sell renewable fuels within Iowa. Naig presented the ethanol marketing

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Awards to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  $19 Million in Funding from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Provide More Cost-Effective Options for American Consumers --  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is awarding $19 million in grants to U.S.

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Norfolk Southern Aims to Slash Emissions with Greater Use of Biofuels

by Joanna Marsh (Freight Waves) NS sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for 2027 and 2034 -- Fuel management and consumption will be a key means to reduce GHG emissions, as fuel accounts for over 90% of NS’ scope 1 and 2

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to SAF, the ICF Perspective

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mike McCurdy, Managing Director of Fuels & Power at ICF presented these slides at ABLC Next on how sustainable aviation fuels are taking off in the near term with the latest projected figures for the 2020s,

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The Midwest Could Produce More Biofuels and Bio-based Products. A Federal Bill Aims to Help

by Jim Meadows  (Harvest Public Media/NPR) Legislation in Congress would expand a federal grant and loan program that helps producers of biofuels and other biomanufactured products build and expand their facilities. A Congressional bill proposed by Midwestern representatives from both parties is

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Making the Case for Marine Biofuels

by Michael Kass (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Biodiesel Magazine)  The maritime industry is one of the most important transportation sectors, with more than 80% of all goods shipped via large container or cargo vessels that are powered using residual heavy fuel oil

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New BRIDGES Bioenergy Case Studies Resources Are Available for Your 2024 Curriculum!

(U.S. Department of Energy) New resources and 2024 Office Hours are available to help educators incorporate the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program into their classroom curricula. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL),

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Viewpoint: SAF, E15 May Lift US Ethanol Demand in 2024

by Matthew Cope and Payne Williams (Argus Media) Ethanol demand may get a boost next year as the US paves a path for ethanol-derived sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the potential for permanent year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15) in

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CO2 Pipeline Projects Struggle to Gain Traction

by Christopher E. Smith (Oil & Gas Journal)  A much larger pipeline network than that already used for enhanced oil recovery would be needed for carbon capture, storage, and sequestration (CCS) to meet national greenhouse gas reduction goals. Estimates published

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States Oppose EPA's E15 March Proposal: Iowa, Nebraska Ask Court to Require EPA to Finalize E15 Rule Before March

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The states of Iowa and Nebraska asked a federal court on Wednesday to require EPA to "promptly" finalize a rule to allow permanent, year-round E15 sales in eight states, rejecting the agency's proposed plan to

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RFA Thanks Lawmakers for Seeking Swift White House Action on Year-Round E15

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association is applauding a bipartisan group of 22 lawmakers from both the House and Senate, who asked the White House today (December 14, 2023) to swiftly finalize regulations that would allow year-round sales of lower-carbon

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A Clear Road Ahead (ClearFlame Engine Technologies)

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In the pursuit of decarbonization, diesel, the energy-dense fuel that powers industrial and commercial transport globally, is difficult to replace. ClearFlame Engine Technologies has developed a solution to this problem, using a cheaper and lower-carbon

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Budzinski Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Biofuels & Biomanufacturing Innovation

(Office of U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (D-IL-13))  U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) and Zach Nunn (IA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase biofuel production and drive down energy costs for working families. The Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation and Opportunity (Ag BIO) Act would increase funding for grants to support innovation

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Duvall Calls Property Rights “Recurring Concern” for Farm Bureau

(Brownfield Ag News) Zippy Duvall (president of the American Farm Bureau Federation) tells Brownfield eminent domain concerns have been driven by the green energy movement. For a state like Missouri, that means energy transmission lines and for other states, its carbon pipelines,

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

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

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Congress Watches from Sidelines as Courts Set Ethanol Policy

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro E&E Daily) In the wake of another court ruling on the renewable fuel standard, there's scant sign lawmakers can pass meaningful changes. -- After a federal court ruled last week that small petroleum refiners should be given

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Newly Identified Algal Strains Rich in Phosphorous Could Improve Wastewater Treatment

by Justin Rickard (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Several algal strains with high capacities for phosphorus accumulation were isolated from wastewater. These strains have the potential to boost phosphorus recovery in wastewater treatment systems along with recovering harmful or valuable metals. Phosphorus in

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Webinar Recording: Overview of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Activities at the Bioenergy Research Centers

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) Dr. Brian Davison (CBI), Tim Donohue (GLBRC), Dr. Jennifer R. Gottwald (GLBRC), Dr. Andrew Leakey (CABBI), and Dr. Aindrila Mukhopashyay (JBEI) present an Overview of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Activities at the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers  READ

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Action Allowing Year-Round Sales of E15 in the US Could Be Near: Trade Group

by Kate Winston (S&P Global) December deadline looming in lawsuit; Spending bill could be vehicle in 2024 -- In the next few months, legislative or legal proceedings could set the stage to allow year-round sales of a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol

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White House Stalls Ethanol Expansion in Midwest Amid Price Concerns

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The White House is stalling action on requests by Farm Belt states to allow regional sales of gasoline blended with higher volumes of ethanol after oil industry warnings that the move could cause regional

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Recycle Your Cooking Oil for Biofuel Research at the Gobble Grease Toss

by Lindsay Travis (University of Kentucky)  This holiday season, University of Kentucky researchers want to recycle your used cooking oil and study it. It’s part of the 14th annual Gobble Grease Toss held on Black Friday. If you’re frying a turkey this Thanksgiving

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $444 Million to Strengthen America’s Infrastructure for Permanent Safe Storage of Carbon Dioxide Pollution

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Projects Across Twelve States to Slash Harmful CO2 Emissions and Deliver High-Quality Local Jobs -- As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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Wolf Asks to Withdraw Illinois Pipeline Request and Refile

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) Wolf Carbon Solutions moved to withdraw its carbon dioxide pipeline permit application in Illinois on Monday to address concerns identified by state regulators. “This voluntary action does not impact our commitment to the project and its

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LanzaTech CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren Recognized in TIME’s Inaugural TIME100 Climate List

(LanzaTech) Dr. Holmgren joins businesses and leaders lauded for their influence in driving climate action for her leadership in scaling carbon biorecycling and catalyzing a circular economy Today (November 16, 2023), TIME named Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer of LanzaTech (NASDAQ: LNZA) to

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Budzinski Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Biofuels & Biomanufacturing Innovation

(Office of U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (D-IL-13))  This week, U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) and Zach Nunn (IA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase biofuel production and drive down energy costs for working families. The Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation and Opportunity (Ag BIO) Actwould increase funding for grants to support

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Hydrogen Shot and Hydrogen Hubs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize! the Gulf Coast)  The US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Shot and Hydrogen Hubs programs are presented here by Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Office Chief Scientist Eric Miller — Hydrogen Hub award announces, Shot targets, milestones ahead and

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Ethanol Industry's Impact on Local Economy, Carbon Capturing Could Create New Revenue Source

by Brittany Hardaway (WREX)  ... We're getting an inside look into the ethanol industry at Adkins Energy in Lena, Illinois.  Plant producers explain how a grain of corn is fueling the U.S. economy.  "We take corn in from local farmers, we end up

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Biofuels, Renewable Energy Policies on Deck for Delegates

by Timothy Eggert (FarmWeek)  Illinois Farm Bureau’s policy book may feature expanded positions on biofuels and renewable energy, after the Resolutions Committee on Nov. 8 advanced a set of proposals for final consideration at Annual Meeting. Topping the list of submittals approved by

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Braskem Announces Partnership with Northwestern University for the Development of CO2 Conversion Technology

(Braskem/Business Wire) The project is led by Professor Ted Sargent and Dr. Ke Xie, among the world’s preeminent scientists in the field of electrocatalysis and contributes to Braskem’s strategy of combating climate change.  --  Braskem and Northwestern University (USA) have announced a

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USDA REAP Funding Helps 2 Ethanol Plants Boost Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA on Nov. 1 awarded $145 million in loans and grants to 700 projects under the agency’s Rural Energy for America Program. Projects at two ethanol plants are among those that will receive funding.  One

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

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

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Working Hand-in-Hand to Create a Cleaner Future -- B20 Club Member Spotlight: Al Warren Oil Co. and Altom Transport

(B20 Club of Indiana)  In 1948 Al Warren started his journey in the oil and gas industry with one truck and one vision. From humble roots in home heating oil deliveries, Al Warren Oil Co. has grown into a leader in

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REQUEST FOR SPEAKERS Circularity 24: Accelerating the Circular Economy --- May 22-24, 2024 --- Chicago, IL DEADLINE December 15, 2023

As the leading convening of professionals building the circular economy, Circularity 24 offers thought-provoking keynotes, actionable breakouts, a solutions-oriented expo and unparalleled networking opportunities. Join the growing community of visionaries and practitioners to move beyond incremental action, catalyze systems change

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Circularity 24: Accelerating the Circular Economy --- May 22-24, 2024 --- Chicago, IL

As the leading convening of professionals building the circular economy, Circularity 24 offers thought-provoking keynotes, actionable breakouts, a solutions-oriented expo and unparalleled networking opportunities. Join the growing community of visionaries and practitioners to move beyond incremental action, catalyze systems change

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LanzaTech Forms Joint Venture with Olayan Financing Company to Deploy Carbon Recycling Technology in Saudi Arabia

(LanzaTech) LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA), the carbon recycling company transforming waste carbon into sustainable raw materials, and Olayan Financing Company (OFC), the parent company of The Olayan Group’s businesses and investments in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, have formed a joint venture

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Technoeconomic Analysis and Life-Cycle Assessment for Separations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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One Earth Energy Proposes CO2 Pipeline Project

by Timothy Eggert (Farm Week Now)  A central Illinois company is the latest to formally ask state regulators for permission to build a pipeline capable of transporting for permanent storage the carbon dioxide captured from ethanol production. ... One Earth Sequestration, a Ford

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Biodiesel Embraced by Marine Industry

by Jennifer Kiel (Farm Progress) The fuel offers an instant carbon reduction; state legislation is pending to incentivize biofuels. -- ... While it’s not zero carbon reduction, biodiesel is an instant carbon reduction that’s available now. “If you’re using 100% biodiesel, it would

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Pivoting Ethanol Industry to Stay Relevant

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) ... Illinois Corn recently hosted a series of meetings and a webinar that addressed “the crossroads of carbon and corn.” The theme focused on the importance of reducing the carbon footprint that would create new market opportunities

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Heartland Greenway Project Update: Carbon Pipeline Project Canceled

(Navigator CO2) The development of Navigator CO2’s pipeline project has been challenging. Given the unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa, the Company has decided to cancel its pipeline project. Matt Vining, CEO of

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Chemicals from Thin Air: Gas Fermentation and the Future of Bio-manufacturing

(World Bio Market Insights)  Bacteria can metabolise sugars in milk or wheat into wondrous forms like sourdough bread, sauerkraut, beer and cheese. Modern industrial fermentation uses similar techniques: it cultivates biochemicals in the bodies of microorganisms for drugs, proteins, nutraceuticals, and

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Arkansas, Oklahoma Push Delay for E15 Petition

by Chris Knight (Argus Media) Arkansas and Oklahoma have joined an oil industry effort to delay beyond 2024 a gasoline reformulation that eight Midwestern states have requested to preserve year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15). Unless the fuel specification change is

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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

by Tim Obitts and Derek Vardon (Alder Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from miscanthus Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110% compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.* A purpose-grown energy crop, miscanthus can store roughly half

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Top Ethanol Maker Says States Should Embrace Carbon Pipelines

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  The world’s biggest maker of corn ethanol says US states that don’t embrace efforts to capture and store greenhouse gases risk being “left behind.” Poet LLC said in a statement Thursday it remains committed to the technology

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Economics and Sustainability of CO2 Utilization Technologies with TEA and LCA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project aims to perform techno-economic analysis (TEA), life cycle analysis (LCA), and water analysis of CO2 utilization (CO2U) technologies to address their costs and energy/environmental sustainability implications and to present economic and environmental

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7 Billion For America’s First Clean Hydrogen Hubs, Driving Clean Manufacturing and Delivering New Economic Opportunities Nationwide

(U.S. Department of Energy) President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Drives $50 Billion in Public-Private Sector Investment to Jumpstart America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy; Seven Clean Hydrogen Hubs Will Create Tens of Thousands of High-Quality Jobs, Strengthen the Nation’s Energy Security, and

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Honeywell and GranBio to Produce Carbon Neutral Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Honeywell/PR Newswire) Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) and GranBio Technologies today (October 10, 2023) announced that they will combine Honeywell's ethanol to jet (ETJ) technology with GranBio's cellulosic ethanol AVAP® technology to produce carbon neutral sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from biomass residues at GranBio's forthcoming

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Major Navigator CO2 Pipeline Project Is on Hold while the Company Reevaluates the Route in 5 States

by Josh Funk (Associated Press)  Navigator CO2 Ventures announced Tuesday that it is putting on hold one of the two biggest proposed carbon dioxide pipeline projects in the Midwest so it can reassess the project. The company withdrew its application for a

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The Policy Push behind Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Timothy Eggert  (FarmWeek Now)  ...  Attention and advocacy around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), what (Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom) Vilsack frames as “the next generation” of liquid biofuels, has accelerated since 2016, with policymakers and industry stakeholders presenting it as

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Airline Investment in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Taking off

By Timothy Eggert  (FarmWeek Now)  ... Backed with financial support and tax incentives at the federal and state levels, the push for boosting SAF production in the U.S. has accelerated since 2016, with stakeholders presenting it as a critical pathway to

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Ethanol: Context Missing on This Vital Fuel

by Brian Werner and Gary Prescher (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/ Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council/Minneapolis Star Tribune) The Oct. 2 commentary discussing the climate impacts of Minnesota agriculture included several misleading statements and cherry-picked science to assert that ethanol is not

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Democrats in Congress Ask Biden for Moratorium on Carbon Pipeline Permits

by Leah Douglas (Reuters)  The United States should not permit any new carbon dioxide pipelines until updated federal safety regulations are finished, a dozen Democratic members of Congress said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden on Tuesday. Carbon capture and

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Repsol Selects Honeywell Ecofining™ Technology for Biofuel Production in Spain

(Honeywell)  The Ecofining™ process has been used commercially to produce renewable diesel since 2013 and sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) since 2016. --  Honeywell announced today that Repsol has licensed Honeywell Ecofining™ technology to produce renewable fuels from feedstocks such as used cooking

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaJet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lanzajet says we are at an inflection point for the sustainable aviation industry. Why? How? What’s LanzaJet’s role in it all? How are they driving innovation and accelerating deployment of SAF? What’s the status of their

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A New Nimbyism Blocks Carbon Pipelines

By Benoît Morenne and Joe Barrett (Wall Street Journal)  Projects for burying carbon emissions are under pressure in the Midwest, spelling challenges ahead for massive infrastructure buildup -- Oil and gas pipelines have been stymied for years by environmentalists and landowners. Now those

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Navigator Carbon Capture Pipeline Company Moves to Pause Bid for Iowa Permit

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch/Des Moines Register)  Navigator CO2 Ventures wants to suspend the permit process for its planned carbon capture pipeline in Iowa until it wins approval for the project from utility regulators in Illinois. The pipeline would carry emissions

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ADM and Syngenta Group Sign MoU to Support Low-Carbon Next-Generation Oilseeds and Improved Varieties to Meet Growing Demand for Biofuels and Other Products

(ADM and Sungenta/Business Wire)  ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, and Syngenta Group, one of the world's biggest agricultural technology companies, announced today they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in

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Analysis: US Carbon Capture Pipeline Setbacks Reflect Challenges in Climate Fight

by Leah Douglas (Reuters)   A series of permit rejections for two high-profile carbon pipeline projects in the U.S. Midwest could bode poorly for carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a widespread solution to climate change, reflecting deep-seated public concern about its

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Embracing Biofuels to Create a Sustainable Future

by Eric Sorensen, D-IL-17 (Washington Times) As the only meteorologist in Congress, I can tell you for certain: our climate is changing, and extreme weather events are negatively impacting our communities. In Congress, I am working to make sure that our

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DOE Announces Nearly $48 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Will Help Reduce Costs and Improve the Performance of Critical Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fuel Cell Technologies, Support DOE’s Hydrogen Shot -- In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced

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CO2 Pipelines: The New Populist Republican Target

by Mike Soraghan (E&E News Energywire)  Far-right leaders are often fans of pipelines crossing the country, but when it comes to ones carrying carbon dioxide — forget it. Big pipeline and carbon sequestration projects in the Midwest, which would involve thousands of

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A Local Struggle over Carbon Pipelines in Iowa Is Becoming a 2024 Presidential Flashpoint

by Jillian Frankel and Alex Tabet (NBC News)  GOP presidential candidates are trying to strike a balance between supporting Iowa’s ethanol industry and maintaining landowners’ rights. -- ... The questions stem from efforts by three companies — Summit Carbon Solutions, Navigator CO₂

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LanzaJet Strengthens Collaboration with Technip Energies to Accelerate the Global Deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(LanzaJet/PR Newswire) Alliance Integrates the Companies' Technologies and Leverages Combined Global Capabilities to Engineer, Develop, and Deliver Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Projects -- LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, and Technip Energies today announced an agreement to

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Opinion: Illinois Economy, Safety Reach New Heights with Carbon Capture

by Joe Heinrich and Rick Terven Jr. (Agri-Pulse/Smart Carbon Network/Illinois Pipe Trades Association) ... Thanks to carbon capture technology, we can increase demand for Illinois corn and ethanol while spurring job creation, investment, and value-added agriculture. Carbon capture is a method of

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Ethanol, Biofuels Drive Farm Progress Show Conversation

(Agri-News) During the Farm Progress Show, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski of central and southern Illinois stood alongside farmers and biofuels experts to confirm ethanol’s role in lowering carbon and supporting rural economies. The congresswoman in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District joined a panel of

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Carbon Pipeline Company Has Not ‘Taken Any State off the Map’ after SD Permit Rejection

by Joshua Haiar and Jared Strong (South Dakota Searchlight) But Navigator CO2 pulls back on some operations while awaiting written decision -- A recently failed permit application is not necessarily the end of a carbon capture pipeline company’s goal of building in

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CIM Group’s RNG Platform Attracts $417m Investment

(Bioenergy Insight)  CIM Group has announced it has raised $417 million (€384 million) from corporate and institutional investors to advance the growth of its renewable natural gas (RNG) platform, Terreva Renewables. Terreva Renewables was founded with the acquisition of 100% of the

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Vilsack Defends Administration’s Ethanol Policy and Climate-Smart Programs

by Riley Smith (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  Today (August 30, 2023), at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the Biden Administration’s approach to supporting family farmers and the biofuels industry. Vilsack touted the department’s Climate

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Camelina’s Hour Syngenta, Sustainable Oils Hook-up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Illinois comes news that Syngenta Seeds and Sustainable Oils have inked a deal to sell Camelina seed – an ultra-low carbon oilseed crop that can be used as feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel and renewable

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Additional Selections for Funding Opportunity Announcement 2400: Clean Hydrogen Production, Storage, Transport and Utilization to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Economy (Round 3)

(U.S. Department of Energy)  AREA OF INTEREST 4 — ADVANCED AIR SEPARATION FOR LOW-COST H2 PRODUCTION VIA MODULAR GASIFICATION An Advanced Modular Redox Air Separation System for Cost-Effective, Net-Zero Hydrogen Production — North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina) intends to develop a redox-based, radically engineered modular

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DOE Awards $34 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen

(U.S. Department of Energy) Industry and University-Led Projects Across the Country Will Develop Technologies and Infrastructure for Efficient Hydrogen Production, Transport, and Storage -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (August 17, 2023) announced the award of nearly $34 million to

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NREL Highlights Sustainable Aviation Partnerships on National Aviation Day 2023

(Bioenergy International)  August 19 marks the birthday of Orville Wright, an American inventor credited for flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane in 1903. Marking the occasion on National Aviation Day 2023, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) celebrates the partnerships

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Gas Promotion Highlights Ethanol, Biodiesel as Profitable Option for Farmers

by Daniel Bethers (Herald-Whig)  Discounted fuel to promote biofuel helped kick off the harvest in Hancock County. West Central FS and the the Hancock County Farm Bureau held the 20th annual Biodiesel/Ethanol Promotion at the Carthage station. Officials hosted state Senator Neil

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The Future of Renewable Fuels Isn’t Pipelines — It’s Green Methanol

by Jeff Bonal (CapCO2/The Gazette)  ... The process is environmentally friendly because it captures carbon before is released into the atmosphere. Also exciting are byproducts that can be sold as commodities rather than transported by pipeline and buried as waste. The production

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LanzaTech Chief Sustainability Officer: ‘There’s No Need to Take Carbon Out of the Ground; There’s Enough above Ground to Make Everything We Need’

by Elaine Watson (Ag Funder News) A specialist in converting carbon emissions from industrial processes into high-value products via a continuous microbial fermentation process, Illinois-based LanzaTech started out as a fuel company, but is also seeking to make waves in new areas from packaging to

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Department of Energy Awards $2.5 Million to Accelerate Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) today announced $2.5 million in funding, with an industry match of $2.5 million, for four projects selected from the Base Annual Appropriations Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The TCF is administered

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ClearFlame’s Genset Technology Progresses through Phase 1 Trials

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies/Ethanol Producer Magazine) A power generator demo unit genset, relying on a first-ever use of FuelAdaptive engine technologies patented by innovation company, ClearFlame Engine Technologies, has successfully progressed through phase one trials. The trial was conducted by EPRI in

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Department of Energy Selects Three Projects to Help Industry Leverage FCIC Capabilities to Overcome Bioenergy and Bioproduct Challenges

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) awarded $2.18 million in funding to three projects as part of the 2023 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Call by the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC). Funded and led by BETO,

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CO2 Utilization: Biofuel from the Stack

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Utilization technologies are stimulating interest in ethanol producers’ constant coproduct, carbon dioxide. An initiative from the U.S. Department of Energy has formed the CO2 Reduction and Upgrading for E-fuels Consortium—or CO2RUe—made up of labs across the

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Flood, Budzinski Introduce SAF Accuracy Act of 2023

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Reps. Mike Flood, R-Neb., and Nikki Budzinski, D-Ill., on July 25 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023, a bipartisan bill that aims to identify the standards required to meet the definition of

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Duckworth Discusses Importance of Ethanol Production and Increased Use of U.S. Biofuels with Illinois Corn Growers Association, Renewable Fuels Association

(Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL))   U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with leaders and members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association as well as with members from the Renewable Fuels Association Board of Directors (RFA) to underscore her support for

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The Race to Invent a Greener Jet Fuel

by  Ted Anton (Wall Street Journal) With airlines striving to reduce emissions, companies are working to turn beef fat, vegetable oil and carbon waste into sustainable fuels -- Sustainable aviation fuels are approaching a breakthrough moment. Made mostly from agricultural, food and industrial

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15th Annual OPIS RFS, RINs & Biofuels Forum --- September 27-29, 2023 --- Chicago, IL

The past year has featured a whirlwind of policies and projects aimed at preparing renewable fuels for the low-carbon future. The fuels industry is gearing up for a dramatic transition in the race against the growing electric vehicle market, and

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Green Drives Conference and Expo – Edwardsville --- August 11, 2023 --- Edwardsville, IL

The Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation (IL-ACT) invites commercial and government fleets, community leaders, and the public to attend its inaugural Southern Illinois regional Green Drives Conference and Expo on Friday, August 11 at the Morris Center on the Southern Illinois University

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

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

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University of Illinois Study: Turning Food Waste into Bioenergy Can Become a Profitable Industry

(Newswise) Food waste is a major problem around the world. In the United States, an estimated 30 to 40% of edible food is lost or wasted, costing billions of dollars each year. One potential solution is to divert food waste from landfills

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Tax Credits Jump Start Midwest Carbon Capture Projects — but the Cost Will Be in the Billions

by Erin Jordan (The Gazette) and  Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco (Harvest Public Media) (NPR)... Carbon tax credits are a “challenge to industry that says ‘if you can do this thing that makes sense for the climate, the U.S. government will pay you potentially tens,

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Primetals Technologies and LanzaTech Announce Renewal of Ten-Year Cooperation to Advance Industry Transition to Green Steel

(LanzaTech) Cooperation to accelerate deployment of LanzaTech’s commercial carbon recycling technology for iron and steel industry and expand ecosystem of partners -- Primetals Technologies, Limited and LanzaTech Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LNZA), a leading carbon capture and utilization company, today announced the

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Illinois Gas Stations Have New Incentive to Sell Higher-Blend Ethanol

by Zeta Cross & Kevin Bessler  (Illinois Radio Network/Advantage News) Tax incentives for retailers to sell gas with a higher ethanol blend is now law in Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1963 that gives gas stations a 10% sales tax

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Comparative Economics of Carbon Sequestration for Iowa Ethanol Plants

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Decision Innovation Solutions) Iowa currently has 42 ethanol plants with listed annual capacity of 4.669 billion gallons per year. Iowa’s ethanol plants produced an estimated 4.5 billion gallons of ethanol in 2022. There are several wet mill

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A Push to Turn Farm Waste into Fuel

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  Biofuel plants and energy from on-farm biodigesters have been a part of the agricultural landscape for decades. But as the global climate continues to warm and as agriculture continues to face new challenges, bioenergy

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An Emerging Bonanza in Ethanol-Focused Carbon Capture?

by Jim Kendrick (Biofuels Digest) The US carbon capture market has grown, experts say, to $13 billion in 2023 and according to ExxonMobil is on the way to $4 trillion. That could mean that a bonanza for infrastructure in the form

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World’s Leading Steel Company, ArcelorMittal and LanzaTech Announce First Ethanol Samples from Commercial Flagship Carbon Capture and Utilisation Facility in Ghent, Belgium

(LanzaTech) €200 million commercial scale CCU plant first of its kind in the European steel industry; Facility employing LanzaTech’s cutting-edge carbon recycling process couples decarbonization technology with chemical production to advance EU’s 2030 Climate Target Plan and a circular economy ArcelorMittal

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New Issue Brief Challenges the EV Vision: Biofuels and a Technology Neutral Strategy the Better Approach

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  The widespread introduction of electric vehicles as a means of reducing carbon emissions presents a far greater challenge than the public is being led to believe, according to new research by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC). This

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Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Promoting Use of Biodiesel

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Legislation adds Nebraska to the growing list of Midwest states prioritizing home-grown fuels and adding value to their state's agriculture industry -- Gov. Jim Pillen (R-NE) signed into law legislation promoting the sale and use of

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Adkins Energy LLC and CapCO2 Solutions Inc Converting Ethanol Plant Waste CO2 to Green Methanol

(Adkins Energy) Adkins Energy and CapCO2 Solutions are building the first facility to convert ethanol plant waste CO2 to Green Methanol. This will add a significant new revenue source and a significant step forward in decarbonizing the ethanol industry. Green methanol

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Outlook and Lifecycle Characteristics of Alternative Marine Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The transportation Sector accounts for 33% of total US emissions and marine fuels are 3 percent of that- and they are famously hard to electrify. In this overview from the US Department of Energy’s BioEnergy

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World’s Largest Soil Archive Brings History to Life

by Jenna Hoffman (AgWeb) In 2018, a barn on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) main campus was set to be demolished. On demo day, Andrew Margenot, associate professor of soil sciences, walked into the dusty, dilapidated barn to size up

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