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Air Liquide Further Develops Its Biomethane Capacities in the U.S. with Two New Production Units

(Air Liquide/Business Wire) Air Liquide (Paris:AI) continues to expand its capacities in biomethane, also known as Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in the U.S., with the construction of two new production units. These units, located in Center Township, Pennsylvania, and Holland Township,

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars that Position U.S. Companies and Workers to Lead the Clean Vehicle Future, Protect Public Health, Address the Climate Crisis, Save Drivers Money

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Final standards will expand consumer choice in clean vehicles and build on historic progress in U.S. auto manufacturing under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda -- Today, March 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final national pollution

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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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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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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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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Opal Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) OPAL Fuels is a fully integrated, nationwide leader in the production and distribution of low-carbon intensity renewable natural gas (RNG). Our vertical waste-to-energy model combines the upstream production and downstream marketing and distribution of RNG, delivering

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Opinion: Not All Carbon-Capture Projects Pay off for the Climate – We Mapped the Pros, Cons of Each

by Volker Sick (University of Michigan/Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Capturing carbon dioxide from the air or industries and recycling it can sound like a win-win climate solution. The greenhouse gas stays out of the atmosphere where it can warm the planet, and

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RNG Coalition Urges Michigan Senate to Hold Clean Fuel Standard Hearing

(Renewable Natural Gas Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas urged Michigan lawmakers Feb. 8 to conduct a hearing on Senate Bill 275 as an important step toward realizing Michigan’s long-term climate goals. SB 275, a critical Clean Fuel Standard

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AFPM Launches Campaign on EV Rules

by Tanya Snyder (Politico's Weekly Transportation) ... The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is launching a $7 million campaign today in key battleground states bashing the Biden administration’s efforts to push electric vehicle adoption. AFPM plans to run the ads in Michigan, Wisconsin,

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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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Biodiesel Availability Top of Mind at 2024 Clean Fuels Conference

by Brent Barnett (Brownfield Ag News) The availability of biodiesel is a focus of this year’s Clean Fuels Conference. Hanna Campbell, demand specialist with the Michigan Soybean Committee, says biodiesel is growing in popularity in her state, but, “Unfortunately, we’re just kind

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Byproduct of Biofuel Production Shows Potential for Insect Pest Management

by Rob Morrison (PCT) Researchers from the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Michigan State University set out to determine whether byproducts from cellulosic biofuel production could be used to manage an array of

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BorgWarner, Cummins, Eaton, Ford to EPA: It’s Time to Finalize GHG Phase 3

by Deborah Lockridge (Heavy Duty TruckingInfo) BorgWarner, Cummins, Eaton and Ford support EPA's GHG Phase 3 emissions proposal for heavy-duty trucks. -- What’s the best way to push heavy-duty vehicle emissions toward zero? While major truck and engine makers all say they

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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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Biodiesel Availability Top of Mind at 2024 Clean Fuels Conference

by Brent Barnett (Brownfield Ag News) The availability of biodiesel is a focus of this year’s Clean Fuels Conference. Hanna Campbell, demand specialist with the Michigan Soybean Committee, says biodiesel is growing in popularity in her state, but, “Unfortunately, we’re just kind

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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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GM’s ‘All-in’ Electric Future Now Includes Gasoline

by David Ferris (Politico Pro Energywire) The company's latest hybrid plan illustrates how tough it is for traditional automakers to navigate a transition to electric vehicles. --  General Motors introduced the plug-in hybrid car to America. Then the automaker killed it and

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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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Multi-million Grant Aims to Create Infrastructure, Expand Biofuel Sales in Michigan

by Katie Sergent (WWMT) A multi-million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, could help boost biofuel sales in Michigan. Thursday, USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Brandon Fewins announced the state would be receiving a $5 million grant. Funding,

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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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Waga Energy Partners with Decatur Hills Landfill to Produce Renewable Natural Gas in Greensburg, Indiana

(Waga Energy/Market Screener) Waga Energy (EPA: WAGA), a global expert in the production of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from landfills, signed a commercial agreement with Decatur Hills Landfill, one of the landfills associated with Best Way Disposal, a family-owned waste management

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House Passes Walberg Bill to Protect Automobile Choice

(Office of Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI 5th)) Today (December 6, 2023), the House passed the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act with bipartisan support by a vote of 221-197. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-05) and Andrew Clyde

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Biden Threatens Veto if Congress Moves to Hamper EPA Requirements

by Brady Knox  (Washington Examiner)  President Joe Biden threatened to use his veto powers if Congress moved to hamper his administration's move to institute stricter environmental regulations. The Choice in Automobile Retail Sales, or CARS, Act is set to be voted on in the coming week.

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House Sets Vote on Bill to Block EPA Tailpipe Rules

by Mike Lee (E&E Daily)  It's part of Republicans' efforts to block the Biden administration's plans to boost electric vehicles. -- The House will take up legislation this week to block the Biden administration’s clean car plan, which critics say would drive

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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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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $10.4 Million to Help Rural Californians Expand Use of Renewable Energy and Fuels

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) USDA Rural Development California State Director Maria Gallegos Herrera today announced USDA is investing $10.4 million to upgrade clean fuel infrastructure and help agricultural producers and rural small business owners make energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy

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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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Toyota Chairman Says People Are Finally Seeing the Reality about EVs

by River Davis (Wall Street Journal) Akio Toyoda’s comments come amid cooling U.S. demand and a price war with China -- Toyota Motor  Chairman Akio Toyoda, when asked about electric-vehicle challenges including a recent lull in U.S. demand, said the industry was coming to

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Global Increase in Biomass Carbon Stock Dominated by Growth of Northern Young Forests over Past Decade

by Yang, H., Ciais, P., Frappart, F. et al (Nature Geoscience) Changes in terrestrial carbon storage under environmental and land-use changes remain a critical source of uncertainty in regional and global carbon budgets. We generated global maps of annual live vegetation biomass using

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U.S. Grains Council’s Global Ethanol Summit Wraps Up

(U.S. Grains Council/GrainNet)  The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Global Ethanol Summit (GES) concluded today with a variety of concurrent panel discussions with experts on various topics within the biofuel industry. GES, Oct. 16-18, is an education and trade forum that seeks to

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EPA Announces Winners of the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the winners of the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for new and innovative green chemistry technologies. Through the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation and

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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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The U.S. Department of Energy Announces $16.7 Million in Project Selections to Advance Production of Affordable Biofuels and Biochemicals

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced $16.7 million in funding for five projects to advance the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The selected projects will support the Sustainable

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Group Finds GOP Candidates Support Year Round E15

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  An Iowa biofuels coalition reports unanimous support among all Republican presidential candidates for consumer access to year-round E15 and opposition to electric vehicles (EV) mandates. “All the active candidates in Iowa agree that consumers deserve choices in how

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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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Biden Launches American Climate Corps

by Robin Bravender (Politico Pro Greenwire) A government program aimed at putting young people to work on climate has been on President Joe Biden’s wish list for years. -- President Joe Biden is launching a new federal program that aims to put

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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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MSU Researchers Link Auto and Dairy Industries to Explore Sustainable Climate Solutions

by Jack Falinski (Michigan State University) Renewable electrical energy produced from anaerobic digesters could drive EV charging stations on dairy farms --  One of the next climate change solutions might be found at your local dairy farm. A team of MSU researchers is studying

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RFS15 The Policy Origins of the Renewable Fuel Standard (aka, "Ethanol"): The Ethanol Pivot

by Eric Vettel (Energy Today) ... Replacing lead with MTBE reduced emissions almost overnight. By 1995, the Sierra Club celebrated MTBE as the “innovation of the year,” and George H. W. Bush considered the reform one of the most notable accomplishments

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Biodiesel Bill Could Bring Carbon Targets Sooner

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) A Michigan lawmaker says his newly introduced bill will help incentivize demand and educate consumers about biodiesel. Representative John Fitzgerald tells Brownfield the bipartisan legislation provides retail fuel operators a tax credit for selling higher blends

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Detroit Shippers Moving toward More Biodiesel

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) The shipping industry is turning to biodiesel as a solution to meet carbon reduction goals. The International Maritime Organization has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050 and cut emissions by 15 percent this decade. Dr. Robert

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Biden Meets Privately with Auto Workers’ Union President

by Zack Colman and Holly Otterbein (Politico) President Joe Biden and United Auto Workers leader Shawn Fain met Wednesday at the White House, a union official and a White House aide told POLITICO, as labor contract discussions are beginning between the

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

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

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Key Democrat Cites ‘Real Concerns’ about EPA’s EV-Heavy Auto Plan

(Inside EPA) Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), a key House Democrat who represents a major auto manufacturing state, is expressing “real concerns’’ about EPA’s proposed emissions rule for passenger vehicles that projects a significant boost in electric vehicle (EV) sales, arguing

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Brightmark, Chevron to Develop 5 RNG Projects in Michigan

(Brightmark/Biomass Magazine) Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC is positioned to expand renewable natural gas (RNG) production with five new anaerobic digestion dairy farm projects in western Michigan, designed to convert animal waste to renewable fuels. Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC is a joint venture between Chevron U.S.A. Inc.,

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INSIDE CFAA: Forward Motion for Clean Fuels

by Floyd Vergara (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... Momentum from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard continues to build the framework for the success of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Nearly 1.7 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel was used in 2022, displacing nearly half

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DOE Announces Nearly $60 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies and Improve the Electric Power Grid

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Will Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen, Deliver Cleaner Air, More High-Quality Jobs, and Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels  -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (May 22, 2023) announced nearly $42 million in funding

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Can We Replace All Crude Oil within 20 Years with Cellulosic Liquid Hydrocarbons?

by Charles Forsberg and Bruce Dale (Biofuels Digest)  In the United States, crude oil products provide 48% of the total energy to the final customer: residential, commercial, industrial and transportation. Replacement of crude oil products (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, chemical feed

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Burning Trash for the Planet? Climate Cash Sets off Branding Frenzy.

by Evan Halper (Washington Post)  Incinerators, plastics companies and big agriculture among polluters racing to position as green as billions in federal subsidies flow --  ...  (The waste-to energy) Industry officials claim the technology is more sustainable than landfills, which create a

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Michigan Milk Producers Association, Canadian Dairy Distillery Partner to Upcycle Dairy Byproduct into Biofuel

(Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA))  Partnership will build a low carbon ethanol plant in southwest Michigan to add needed biofuel supply and help lower the dairy industry’s carbon footprint. -- Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) and Canadian Dairy Distillery announced a joint initiative that

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

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

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Shell/Pennzoil Engineers Earn Louis Schwitzer Award for Fuel Innovation

by Marshall Pruett  (Racer Magazine) BorgWarner presented its annual award for innovation at the Indianapolis 500 to the three engineers from Shell/Pennzoil who developed the new 100-percent renewable fuel that has powered the entire NTT IndyCar Series field since the onset of

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UK and US Look to Strengthen SAF Development Ties

by James Murray (Business Green)  Transport Secretary Mark Harper to co-chair Sustainable Aviation Fuels Investment Summit in Detroit -- The UK's Transport Secretary Mark Harper has travelled to the US this week for a series of meetings designed to boost co-operation

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Can Large Integrated Refineries Replace All Crude Oil with Cellulosic Feedstocks for Drop-in Hydrocarbon Biofuels?

by Charles Forsberg and Bruce E. Dale (Hydrocarbon Processing)  Hydrocarbon liquid fuels are central to the U.S. economy, delivering almost half the country’s energy to the residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. ... The U.S. Energy Information Agency’s (EIA’s) long-term projections show

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Michigan Bill Aims to Create Clean Fuel, Clean Energy Standards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Michigan state democrats, led by Senate Majority Floor Leader Sam Singh and Sen. Sue Shink, on April 12 introduced the Clean Energy Future Plan, a bill package that aims to implement a wide range of

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GLBRC Receives Five Year Funding Renewal

by Chris Hubbuch (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison based research center another five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to gasoline, diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels as well as

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AgGrid Energy is one of our most admired biogas project developers, and is on a rapid expansion curve as many of the best biogas companies are right now.  Rashi Akki gave this overview of the

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DOE Announces $590 Million to Increase Bioenergy Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding to Four Bioenergy Research Centers Will Help Strengthen Diversity of Domestic Clean Energy Sources, Enhance Our Energy Security, and Revitalize Rural Economies -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $590 million to renew its

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As LCFS Programs Proliferate, Don’t Get behind the 8-Ball

by Allison Bergquist (Stillwater Associates) A quick Google image search of “state LCFS policy maps” results in numerous versions of a U.S. map (and sometimes Europe or Canada) with different states annotated as considering a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS).

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Michigan Plant Rebirth Keeps Biodiesel Flowing

by Karen Potratz (Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Biodiesel producer W2Fuel joined the newly formed Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition to help advocate for blending incentives and encourage in-state use of its clean-burning fuel. ... Previous owners built the Adrian facility in

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DOE Funds Bioenergy Carbon Capture Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 30 awarded $131 million for 33 carbon management projects. At least four of the funded projects specifically address carbon capture related to bioenergy and biofuels. The DOE awarded more

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Why This Promising Biofuel Crop Takes a Summer Break

by Matt Davenport (MSU Today)  By explaining a photosynthetic peculiarity in switchgrass, MSU researchers may have unlocked even more of the plant’s potential --  Michigan State University researchers have solved a puzzle that could help switchgrass realize its full potential as

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Charbone Purchases Three Hydro Plants in Michigan to Power Hydrogen Production

(Hydro Review) Hydrogen Charbone Corporation announced it has signed the contract of purchase and sale with Northwoods Hydropower Inc. to acquire all general partner and limited partner interests in Tower Kleber Limited Partnership and the Black River Limited Partnership. Together, these two

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Michigan Efforts for Biofuels Tax Credit Continue

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Michigan ag groups and lawmakers plan to continue work on a biofuels tax credit in the new legislative session. A bill, introduced by Senator Kevin Daley, would have offered qualifying retailers a tax credit for every gallon

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36th Annual Automotive Outlook Conference --- February 2, 2023 --- Southfield, MI

The SAA flagship event will look at what 2023 has in store for OEMs and suppliers and provide updates and forecasts on the North American economic outlook, sales dynamics, vehicle production, electrification and autonomous vehicles. SPECIAL OFFER: Register by January 6,

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USDA Announces REAP Awards, Opens New Funding Round

by Erin Voegle (Biodiesel Magazine) The USDA on Dec. 15 awarded $285 million to 844 projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. The agency also announced it is offering an additional $300 million in REAP funding, including $250 million allocated

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Cover Crop or Cash Crop?

by James Hoorman (Hoorman Soil Health Services/Ohio Country Journal)  Cover crops protect the soil, build organic matter, and promote healthy soils.  Some cover crops are used as forages (sorghum, triticale, and clovers) while others are used for grain (barley, milo,

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Helping an Oilseed Take off as a Sustainable Fuel Source

by Matt Davenport (MSU Today) MSU earns $2M DOE grant to improve the oilseed yield of Camelina sativa, a common plant that could provide cleaner jet fuels and teach us about other important crops -- Researchers at Michigan State University

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Watch Farmers Speak at COP27: International Climate Change Conversations

(Solutions from the Land) ... Solutions from the Land was especially pleased to have been selected by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to co-host the opening event at their pavilion on Agriculture Day, which focused on issues related to adaptation,

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Avfuel Teams with Atlantic to Provide More SAF in Colorado

by Mark Phelps (AvWeb) Just in time for ski season, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based fuel supplier Avfuel has teamed with FBO chain Atlantic Aviation to supply all four of Atlantic’s Colorado locations with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The two have

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States Are Vying for Money to Start ‘Hydrogen Hubs.’ What Are They?

by Robert Zullo (Wisconsin Examiner) Across the country, states are inking agreements with neighbors or striking out on their own to pursue billions in federal funding to set up “hydrogen hubs,” clustered centers for production, storage and use of the gas

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Senators Urge EPA to Expand RFS Blending Volumes

by Rachel Schutte (Farm Progress)  Bipartisan letter comes as the agency prepares to issue the ‘set’ rule in coming weeks. -- As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to issue its “set” rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard, a bipartisan group of

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Biohydrogen Production from Fermentation of Organic Waste, Storage and Applications

by Hassan El Bari, Nabila Lahboubi, Sanae Habchi, Samir Rachidi, Oussama Bayssi, Nouhaila Nabil, Yasna Mortezaei, Raffaella Villa (Cleaner Waste Systems) • The low rate of BioH2 generation poses challenges to the process. • Both dark fermentation and photo-fermentation have advantages and

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$2.6M DOE Grant Supports UMD-led Study on Genetics of Plant Growth for Biofuels

by Kimbra Cutlip (University of Maryland/Maryland Today) A University of Maryland researcher was awarded $2.6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the genetics underlying how poplar trees sense nutrients and regulate their metabolism—information that could help farmers

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Novilla RNG Begins Construction on RNG Project in Michigan

(Novilla RNG/Biomass Magazine) Red Leaf RNG LLC, a subsidiary of Novilla Investment Holdings LLC, announced on Sept. 12 the beginning of construction of its first dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Michigan at Maple Row Dairy. The partnership project with Maple

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Growth Energy Testifies before Michigan State House Committee in Support of Bill Boosting Biofuel Blends

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified before the Michigan State House Committee on Tax Policy in support of SB814, legislation that would establish a retailer tax incentive for higher ethanol blends, specifically a tax credit of

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Biden Talks up Electric Vehicle Revolution – but Is America Ready to Give up Gas?

by Tom Perkins (The Guardian)  ...  At the press preview of the Detroit show, getting reads on the state of the US’s EV transition from analysts, officials, the president, and automakers is like administering a Rorschach test. Many praise automakers’ bold electrification goals,

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GasTechno Seeks Merger to Grow Dominant Worldwide Clean Fuels Business

(Gas Techno/Biofuels Industry Today)  GasTechno secures a 36-acre industrial site in Michigan to manufacture its fifth generation Mini-GTL 750 renewable methanol equipment for its customers. -- GasTechno Energy & Fuels (USA) LLC (“GEF”), the world leader in single-step methane-to-methanol conversion technology, recently acquired

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

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

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Siouxland Ethanol Plant Part of Record-Breaking Settlement for Toxic Releases

by Ariel Pokett (Siouxland Proud/KCAU)  An ethanol manufacturer agreed to pay a $1.7 million settlement with the EPA for allegedly releasing toxins at four plants, including one facility in Siouxland. Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC agreed to pay the settlement after a total of 131

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EPA Issues Fuel Waiver for Four States Impacted by Bp Refinery Shutdown

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  As part of the Federal Government’s response to a fire and shutdown at the Bp Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan today issued an emergency fuel waiver to help alleviate

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the Andersons

The company aims to be “ the Most Nimble and Innovative North American Ag Supply Chain Company,” and has operations in the purchase and merchandising of grain, ethanol and plant nutrients (suppling  primary nutrients; strong warehouse and farm center network

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Detroit to Fuel 28 New Buses with B20 Biodiesel

(City of Detroit/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Detroit Department of Transportation continues to expand and improve its fleet of buses with the recent addition of 28 new cleaner diesel-engine coaches, giving the transit system its youngest and most environmentally friendly fleet in

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Solar-Powered Chemistry Uses Carbon Dioxide and Water to Make Feedstock for Fuels, Chemicals

(Michigan News)  Producing synthesis gas, a precursor of a variety of fuels and chemicals, no longer requires natural gas, coal or biomass -- Solar-powered synthesis gas could recycle carbon dioxide into fuels and useful chemicals, an international team of researchers has

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Moving Stepwise toward State Clean Fuel Standards

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) From Minnesota to Nebraska, discussions around performance-based fuel standards are bringing a broad range of stakeholders together. Progress requires coalition building and compromise. Movement towards state clean fuel standards in the Midwest inspired by

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Biodiesel Tax-Incentive Legislation Introduced in Michigan

(Michigan Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Legislation has been introduced in Michigan to incentivize the sale and consumption of low-level biodiesel blends throughout the state’s retail fuel stations. HB 6334, sponsored by Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe, is a voluntary program that offers a

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Michigan Soybean Committee Launches Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition

(Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition) In a move to foster energy security, cleaner air and more sustainable transportation, the Michigan Soybean Committee is pleased to announce formation of the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition (MiABC). The new coalition promotes the use of advanced biofuels, including

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Growth Energy, Ag Groups Urge Passage of Michigan Biofuel Bill

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee on June 23 held a hearing to consider legislation that aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and

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E85 Ethanol Fuel Demand Grows as Gas Prices Soar

(WZZM 13) Only Flex Fuel vehicles can use E85 fuel, but it could save some significant dollars for those drivers by switching. That's even with lower gas mileage. --  Gas prices in Michigan are averaging $5.17 a gallon, according to

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Trucent Separation Technologies, LLC Announces CORE™, Corn Oil Refinement Equipment Modules, to Produce TruDCO™

(Trucent Separation Technologies) Trucent Separation Technologies, LLC announced the launch of CORE™, a new technology to significantly reduce impurities in distillers corn oil (DCO), resulting in a cleaner oil, TruDCO™, which can be sold directly to renewable diesel refineries. The

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The Pros and Cons of Using E85 over Regular Gas, and How to Check if Your Car Can Use It

by Ali Hoxie (Fox 17/WXYZ) The pain at the pump is continuing for drivers as gas prices climb and climb to new records daily. Some drivers do have a different option, and that's using E85 – flex-fuel. E85 is an ethanol-gasoline fuel

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Capturing Carbon with Crops, Trees and Bioenergy

by Emilie Lorditch (Michigan State University/Phys.Org) An integrated approach to land management practices in the U.S. can reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere far more than earlier estimates based on separate approaches, Michigan State University researchers say. Their research was published

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Stabenow, Boozman Announce First Senate Farm Bill Hearing

(Agri-Pulse)  The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold its first 2023 farm bill hearing later this month in Michigan, Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman announced Wednesday. The highly anticipated hearing entitled “Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: 2023 Farm Bill Perspectives,”

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Bizav Leaders Describe SAF Benefits, Costs

by Bill Carey (Aviation Week) Even as biofuel suppliers and fixed-base operators (FBOs) ramp up the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), aircraft operators remain uncertain about the composition of SAF and the complexity of using it to claim emissions reductions,

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Kildee Highlights Bill that Would Allow More Ethanol in Gasoline Year-Round

by Ryan Jeltema (ABC 12)  Legislation in the U.S. House aims to lower gas prices while supporting Mid-Michigan farmers. The Year-Round Fuel Choice Act was introduced last summer, but it's being considered now because of the near-record high gas prices. The bill would

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New MSU Research Shows How Biofuel Crops Can Help Mitigate Climate Change When Grown on Land of Otherwise Little Agricultural Value

by Cameron Rudolph  (Michigan State University) Newly published research from MSU Foundation Professor Bruno Basso shows how some Midwest farmers can see economic and environmental benefits of growing switchgrass, a biofuel crop, on traditionally less-productive land. -- Newly published Michigan State University

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Bioenergy Research and Development for the Fuels and Chemicals of Tomorrow

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On March 16, 2022, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on “Bioenergy Research and Development for the Fuels and Chemicals of Tomorrow.” According to the hearing charter, the purpose of the hearing

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Anaergia Signs Project Development Agreement with Kent County, Michigan

(Anaergia/Business Wire) Anaergia Inc. (“Anaergia” or the “Company”) (TSX: ANRG) and partner, Continuus Materials, signed a contract Project Development Agreement (“PDA”) with the Board of the Kent County Department of Public Works. Under the terms of the PDA, the parties agreed to

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Grassley and Ernst Call on Biden to Unleash Iowa Biofuel Immediately as Gas Prices Hit Record High, U.S. Bans Russian Oil

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  Iowa senators introduce bipartisan legislation to open up the use of clean, American-made renewable fuels that are available right now to replace banned Russian oil  -- As gas prices hit all-time record highs, Sens. Chuck Grassley

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EDL Opens Biogas Production Site in Michigan, a Part Will Be Used for NGVs

(EDL/NGV Journal) Global sustainable energy producer EDL and key project stakeholders bp, Consumers Energy and Granger Waste Services welcomed the start of operations at the Wood Road Renewable Natural Gas Facility. The new plant is the first of its kind

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US: Grand Rapids City Signs Contract to Fuel Vehicle Fleet with Biomethane

(Grand Rapids City/NGV Journal) The Grand Rapids City Commission approved an agreement between the City and the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) for the purchase of CNG. Under the agreement, the City will refuel its CNG vehicle fleet at The Rapid’s

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Opinion: Ethanol Tax Credits Could Ease Pain at the Pump and Help Climate, Too

by Lindsay Keiser (Detroit News) With prices at the pump almost $1 per gallon higher than they were around this time last year, it’s good to see the Michigan Senate has an opportunity to consider green and often cheaper alternatives: biofuels.  Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, chair

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Lansing’s First Renewable Natural Gas Facility Opened

(EDL Energy) Global sustainable energy producer EDL and key project stakeholders bp, Consumers Energy and Granger Waste Services welcomed the start of operations at the Wood Road Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Facility. The landfill gas to RNG facility is the first

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Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs Part 2: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to GPI’s Atlas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In part 2 of the Great Plains Institute’s just published Atlas of Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs, we look at where these 14 key carbon and hydrogen hubs are in the U.S., how can they offer

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Kinder Morgan Announces Southern California Renewable Diesel Hub Project

(Kinder Morgan)  First mover of segregated renewable diesel (R99) by pipeline --  Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today announced the receipt of the necessary commercial commitments to move forward with the permitting and construction of a renewable diesel hub in Southern

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Opinion: Ethanol Tax Credits Could Ease Pain at the Pump and Help Climate, Too

by Lindsay Keiser  (Detroit News)  With prices at the pump almost $1 per gallon higher than they were around this time last year, it’s good to see the Michigan Senate has an opportunity to consider green and often cheaper alternatives:

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Recent Algae Discovery Gives Clues to Boost Biofuel Production

(Michigan State University/Phys.Org) A new study from the Michigan State University-Department of Energy (DOE) Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) shows how some algae can protect themselves when the oxygen they produce impairs their photosynthetic activity. The discovery also answers a long-standing question

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Moving Hemp Forward with Mandi Kerr and Vincent James

(Global Hemp Association) Join Mandi Kerr and Vincent James on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Vincent James is the Chief Technology Officer for Community BioRefineries LLC and Director its division, Hemp-BioRefineries.  Mr. James's background is in Zymology, "the workings of

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Michigan Bill Aims to Create Tax Credit for Sales of E15, E85

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Legislation introduced in the Michigan Senate on Jan. 11 aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and E85. The bill, introduced by State Sen.

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Department Of Energy Announces $13.4 Million Investment to Combat Plastic Waste and Reduce Emissions Across The Plastics Industry

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $13.4 million to seven projects for research and development of novel recycling processes and technologies that that will cut plastic waste and reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of single-use plastics at every stage of their lifecycle.   Single-use plastics – plastic bags,

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Michigan Agency Launches RNG Study

(Michigan Public Service Commission/Biomass Magazine) The Michigan Public Service Commission on Dec. 9 launched a new study that will examine the potential of renewable natural gas (RNG) development in Michigan, in accordance with Public Act 87 of 2021, approved by the

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SJI, REV LNG Break Ground on 4 RNG Facilities in Michigan

(South Jersey Industries/Biomass Magazine) SJI remains committed to advancing its infrastructure to meet the clean energy needs of the future. Consistent with this commitment, last week, SJI and development partner, REV LNG LLC broke ground on renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities

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OPAL Fuels, GFL Renewables to Build Two RNG Plants

(Bioenergy Insight)  OPAL Fuels has formed a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with GFL Renewables to develop new RNG production facilities in the US. The JV between OPAL Fuels, a producer and distributor of RNG, and GFL Renewables, an affiliate of

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GESS RNG Biogas USA Announces Acquisition of Projects and Strategic Partnerships

(GESS RNG/CISION)  GESS RNG Biogas USA (www.gessrngbiogas.com), a developer of renewable natural gas with over 25 years of international sustainable industry experience, is pleased to announce the acquisition of numerous existing and planned Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) production plants from partner GESS International

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USDA Announces $3.1 Million in HBIIP Awards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA on Dec. 3 awarded a combined $3.1 million to eight recipients under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Inventive Program. HBIIP aims to increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel

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U.S. DOE Announces $199 Million to Reduce Emissions from Cars & Trucks

(U.S. Department of Energy/Clean Technica)  25 Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects Will Advance Electrification of Freight Trucks, Reduce Vehicle Emissions and Improve Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure --  Vice President Kamala Harris joined U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm in New

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New Reports Take Deep Dive Into State Food Waste Policies

by Nora Goldstein and Kat McCarthy (BioCycle Magazine)  NRDC commissioned a survey of food waste hierarchy-related policies in 12 states across 3 regions. The publicly available reports are an invaluable resource. -- The NRDC’s (Natural Resources Defense Council) Food Matters initiative

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NREL, Electric Hydrogen Partner on Renewable Hydrogen Technology

by Ariana Fine (NGT News) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and clean hydrogen company Electric Hydrogen have signed an agreement to develop high-performance electrolyzer components, helping to scale clean hydrogen and invent new opportunities for decarbonization. The three-year, $3.6 million collaboration will diagnose

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Can Auto Industry Help Delta Air Lines Clean Up Its Act?

by Sebastian Blanco  (Wards Auto) The federal government heavily promoted plant-based liquid fuels in the first decade of this century under President Bush. The way these fuels found their way into service stations and the vehicles themselves could serve as

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Chicken and Cow Champions – Chevron, bp Dive into Poultry Poop and Dairy Doodoo for RNG

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) A double doozy came in the news with Chevron expanding their JV partnership with Brightmark on their dairy biomethane renewable natural gas work together, and then bp and Clean Bay Renewables’ new 15-year agreement where

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National Biodiesel Board Launches RFS Ad Campaign

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) The National Biodiesel Board launched an ad campaign calling on President Biden to maintain his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The ads will air on more than 200 radio stations in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan,

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Brightmark Unveils Three Renewable Natural Gas Projects in Michigan

(Brightmark/NGV Journal)  Brightmark broke ground on three new renewable natural gas projects in Michigan. The initiatives are owned by and will be operated through subsidiaries of Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, a partnership with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. These life cycle carbon negative

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Higher-Value Bioproducts from Lignins: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Lignin Fractionation and Valorization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignin 20-30% of plant/wood biomass is the key to a successful biorefinery that would make both biofuels and bioproducts said Mark Thies from Clemson University in this BETO Peer Review slide guide that dives into

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Motor Bella and Q'd Up Mobility Series --- September 21-26, 2021 and monthly --- Detroit, MI and ONLINE DEADLINE: July 16 2021

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) has opened a call for speakers, panelists and moderators for Motor Bella, the all-new, next-generation mobility event being held at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Mich. Sept. 21-26. The call is for sessions being

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Alliance for Aviation Across America, National and Local Leaders, Highlight the Benefits of General Aviation Investments in Sustainable Fuel and Technologies to Local Communities and the Need for Ongoing Federal and Local Support

(Aviation Pros/Alliance for Aviation Across America) On June 10, the Alliance for Aviation Across America held a panel discussion with state and local leaders to highlight commitments and investments made by the general aviation industry in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and

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Renewable Diesel Backs into UCO

by Tom Bryan (Biodiesel Magazine) The low-quality, low-carbon byproduct of restaurant fryer grease, once largely reserved for modestly-sized biodiesel production, is now a darling input of the industry's new mega plants. Used cooking oil is in high demand as renewable

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Promises, Promises: Why Plans for an All-Electric Future Are Wildly Premature

by Lawrence Ulrich (AutoBlog) ... Beyond the worst examples of greenwashing — including opportunistic start-ups like Nikola and Lordstown Motors that seem more like vaporware with each day — most major automakers seem sincere and serious about transitioning their businesses. Eventually.

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Biofuel Groups, States File Amicus Briefs in SCOTUS SRE Case

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Advanced Biofuels Association, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, the National Biodiesel Board and a group of eight states on March 31 filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to

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Biocrude Passes the 2,000-hour Catalyst Stability Test

by Karyn Hede (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Sewage and food waste biocrude conversion process reaches major milestone -- A large-scale demonstration converting biocrude to renewable diesel fuel has passed a significant test, operating for more than 2,000 hours continuously without

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Biden's Dilemma: Land for Renewables

by Peter Behr and Jeffrey Tomich (E&E News) Picture an area of land equal to the combined territories of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. That's the space that could be required to site the massive

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Researchers Are Turning Kitchen Waste into Biofuels

by Steven Ashby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) ... As part of advancing sustainable energy solutions, scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are converting food waste into clean, renewable fuel that could power our planes, trains and

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bp and Aria Energy to Capture Methane at California Dairy Farms as Part of Renewable Natural Gas Project

(bp) Partnership advances innovative solution to reduce emissions and produce cleaner fuel -- bp and Aria Energy today announced a project to capture methane from waste at three California dairy farms and process it into renewable natural gas (RNG), which

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Green, Growing Plants Remove CO2, Not Batteries

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News)  ... Jim Zook with the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan tells Brownfield he believes the discussion will change as more emphasis is put on the importance of green, growing plants in carbon sequestration. “We have science

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Stabenow Introduces Energy Tax Credit

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate which would provide a tax credit to automotive and energy manufacturers transitioning to greener technologies. Sponsor Debbie Stabenow  of Michigan tells Brownfield it could also apply to biofuel

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Climate Ally Jennifer Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary

by Amy Lupica (Our Daily Planet) Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy. Granholm, who has positive relationships with both Democrats and Republicans, has committed to implementing science-based policy as part of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. In

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Michigan Offers Clean Fuel Grants, Supporting Biodiesel and Ethanol Usage

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) The State of Michigan will fund $30 million in clean fuel grants to replace commercial and mass transit vehicles with newer alternative fuel, diesel or electric models.  The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

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Researchers Are Turning Kitchen Waste into Biofuels

by Steven Ashby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.Org) When we eat, our bodies convert food into energy that fuels our lives. But what happens to the energy stored in the 80 billion pounds of food thrown away annually in America? As part

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Brightmark RNG Holdings Aims to Expand U.S. Biomethane Offerings

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Brightmark LLC, a global waste solutions company, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., have expanded their previously announced joint venture, Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, to own projects across the U.S. to produce and

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RFA CEO: Take General Motors' Gasoline Vehicle Phase-out Plan “With a Grain of Lithium Salt”

by Rhiannon Branch (Brownfield Ag News) General Motors, the largest US auto maker, has set a target to become carbon neutral by 2040, including the phase-out of gas and diesel-powered vehicles by 2035. On Thursday, the company announced a science-based approach toward carbon neutrality

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General Motors to Eliminate Gasoline and Diesel Light-Duty Cars and SUVs by 2035: Big U.S. Automaker Says It Will Invest Heavily in Electric Vehicles and Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

by Steven Mufson (Washington Post) General Motors said Thursday that it will end the sale of all gasoline and diesel powered passenger cars and light sports utility vehicles by 2035, marking an historic turning point for the iconic American automobile

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Senators Ask Biden to Restore the Integrity of the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The

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Ethanol Blog: Supreme Court to Hear Small-Refinery Exemption Appeal

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The Supreme Court will review a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver that found EPA mishandled the small-refinery exemptions program in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The 10th Circuit ruling

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GM Reverses on Trump, Exits Suit Challenging California's Tougher Emissions Standards

by Rebecca Beitsch (The Hill)  ... General Motors will no longer be siding with the Trump administration in a legal battle to hinder California’s ability to set tougher vehicle emissions standards. In a letter to environmental groups involved in the same suit,

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New Lignin-Splitting Method Inspired by Nature

by Mark E. Griffin (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  ...  “Bacteria and fungi break down plants through a number of different ways. When you see mushrooms growing on dead logs in a forest, they are breaking down the plant cell

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The Future Belongs to Maine: Opportunities in the Bioeconomy --- November 13, 2020 --- ONLINE

Please join us on Friday, November 13, 2020, on Zoom, for "The Future Belongs to Maine: Opportunities in the Bioeconomy"—our not-to-be-missed investor webinar on Maine's growing bioeconomy. Friday, November 13, 2020 9 to 11 am EST Via Zoom -- Link to be provided This webinar

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Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles Wrap and Roll

(National Biodiesel Board)  "Better, Cleaner, Now" message delivered from coast to coast  --  Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways from the nation’s capital, to Texas oil country, up

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How Farming Has Changed in Every State the Last 100 Years

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

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ARPA-E Announces $16.5 Million for Technologies Supporting the Biofuels Supply Chain

(U.S. Department of Energy/ARPA-E) Today, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy announced $16.5 million in funding for six projects as part of the Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management (SMARTFARM) program. These projects will

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RNG’s Growing Role in Decarbonization Strategies

by Sam Lehr, David Cox and Mike Alaimo (RNG Coalition/Biomass Magazine) Renewable natural gas (RNG) has become an increasingly important part America's push toward clean energy sources and technology.  --  ... Renewable natural gas (RNG) has become an increasingly important part

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Parsing the Climate Message

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy) Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention featured a lengthy 11-minute take on Joe Biden's climate and clean energy strategy that hammered home some of his big themes rather than the wonky details (which you

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