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Attorney General Bird Leads 13-State Lawsuit to Pull the Plug on Biden Electric Vehicle Handout and Defend Ethanol

(Office of Iowa Attorney General) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today led a 13-state coalition in a lawsuit to pull the plug on Biden’s electric vehicle handout and defend ethanol. -- In Biden’s most recent attack in the war on gas vehicles, he

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European Airlines Secure Supplies of Low-Carbon Jet Fuel

 by Anna Mackenzie, Stéphanie Hamel, Marta Frąckowiak, and Andrey Sychev (Reuters) European airlines are signing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) deals needed to meet carbon-reduction targets set by the European Union. The adoption of alternative fuels made from bio-based materials could cut carbon emissions by up to 80%

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Meeting the Demand for Clean Energy

by Andre Ditsch and Ivonne G. Ruggles  (Oleo-X/Biofuels International) ... The preparation of feedstock for refineries demands a much more rigorous removal of contaminants compared to conventional food-grade processing. In 2021, Oleo-X was founded to meet the increasing demands and quality requirements of

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to BDO Zones

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The BDO Zone Initiative certifies regional readiness for bioenergy manufacturing, creates global connections with project developers, and ignites an influx of clean energy opportunities. A BDO Zone rating is a standards-based assessment of regional  manufacturing readiness

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Yes, You Can Use Poultry Fat as a Renewable Feedstock

by Ivy Ruggles  (Inddevco/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Advanced pretreatment coupled with chemistry and refining knowledge are opening new opportunities for this often-overlooked raw material. There is an increased demand for greener fuels, which has prompted research and development into finding alternative feedstocks for renewable diesel

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Natchez MS BDO Zone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Numerous projects have committed to Mississippi in search of its impressive woody biomass resources and infrastructure and proximity to the Mississippi River — chief among those regions of interest is Natchez – selected by Velocys for

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Running On Refuse: NIFA Grant To Fund MSU Study Of Biomass-Derived Transportation Fuel

(Mississippi State University/Biomass Magazine)  The future of fuel is practical, sustainable and green, and Mississippi State’s Department of Sustainable Bioproducts is committed to discovering solutions that will power tomorrow’s fuels. El Barbary Hassan, department professor and scientist in the university’s Forest and

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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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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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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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Alden Group Opening New Facility in Smith County

(Mighty Mississippi/Mississippi Development Authority)  Renewable energy company creating 30 jobs in Raleigh; Expansion represents corporate investment of more than $12.5 million  --   Alden Group Renewable Energy is opening a new facility in Smith County. The project is a $12.535 million investment that will

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US Renewable Diesel Production Capacity Surpasses Biodiesel Capacity in 2023

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily) In January 2023, U.S. production capacity of renewable diesel and other biofuels reached 3 billion gallons per year, surpassing U.S. biodiesel production capacity for the first time. Rising targets for state and federal renewable fuel programs

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys and the Bayou Fuels Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The REenergize webcast series returned to the airwaves this past week and first guest was Velocys’ Jeff McDaniel, with this lucid, comprehensive  and concise update on one of the most exciting projects anywhere in the Gulf

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Jeff McDaniel, VP of New Projects at Velocys and Will Thurmond, CEO of Emerging Markets Online Joined REenergize Last Week.

(REenergize) Jeff McDaniel shared updates to Velocys’ commercial reference project, Bayou Fuels, which will produce SAF and naphtha in Natchez, Mississippi. McDaniel said the woody biomass residues, “the parts of the pine plantation that can’t be converted into lumber, that’s what we

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#95. Chevron: The Future Is Lower Carbon Energy

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) Chevron believes the future of energy needs to be lower carbon, reliable and affordable. The company is taking a “portfolio approach” to carbon intensity reduction, investing in an array of different technologies to meet its

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States Charting the Course on ‘Green’ Hydrogen

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch) ... An upswell of state-led legislation aimed at boosting and regulating the fuel source could help shape the trajectory of President Joe Biden’s climate plans, write David Iaconangelo, Heather Richards and Zach Bright. ... Few green hydrogen

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

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

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The EPA Faces Questions About Its Approval of a Plastic-Based Fuel With an Astronomical Cancer Risk

by Sharon Lerner (ProPublica) The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a lawsuit filed by a community group and questions from a U.S. senator over the agency’s approval of fuels made from discarded plastic under a program it touted as “climate-friendly.” The new

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Oleo-X Launches Merchant Pretreatment Facility for Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Feedstocks

(Oleo-X/PR Newswire) -Oleo-X, a leading innovator and producer of premium renewable fuel feedstocks, today announced the launch of its world-class renewable diesel (“RD”) and sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) feedstock merchant pretreatment facility. In addition to the facility launch, Oleo-X announced

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Chevron Road Trip Demonstrates Renewable Gasoline Blend

(Chevron/Business Wire) Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), kicked off a road trip today across the U.S. Gulf Coast to showcase an innovative new gasoline blend with more than 50 percent renewable content. People from Chevron and

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Why Injecting CO2 Underground Is a Legal Morass

by Shelby Webb (E&E News Energywire) ... As oil and gas companies rush to build carbon sequestration projects — in hopes of taking advantage of increased tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act — states are scrambling to answer questions about

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Three Companies Announce Canola Project: Corteva Agriscience, Bunge and Chevron Seek Southern Acres for Growing Winter Canola

by Jason Jenkins (DTN Progressive Farmer) Golden fields of winter canola may become a more familiar sight across the southern United States in the future thanks to a commercial collaboration announced March 14. Corteva Agriscience, Bunge and Chevron U.S.A. intend to work

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Aether Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Aether’s biosourced MCH is currently used today in both jet fuels and ICE fuels. MCH is the carrier compound for the Chiyoda SPERA hydrogen transport & storage system. MCH is a source of Toluene. The

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nexus of Hydrogen, Wind and Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Wind, Hydrogen and Fuels — they have a lot of cross impact, not just in the area of eFuels. Projects like Grön Fuels in Louisiana, and Gevo’s Net Zero One in South Dakota are showing

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Oxbow Crush Acquires Soybean Processing Plant, Completes Fundraising and Begins Plant Upgrade

(Oxbow Crush/Business Wire) The acquisition and facility upgrade will position the company to support the growing domestic demand for renewable fuels and global demand for soybean meal --  Oxbow Crush LLC (“Oxbow”), an independent soybean processor, is pleased to announce the

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Hot Spots: The 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here are the 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2022, as selected by the Digest’s editors. READ MORE

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Pearl Man Pleads Guilty as Feds Tackle Biofuel Business for Illegal Dumping

by Alex Rozier (Mississippi Today) A Pearl man pleaded guilty this week for his role in allowing a Brandon company to illegally dump its waste into Jackson’s worn-down sewer system. The U.S. Department of Justice is alleging that leadership of the company,

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Herbaceous Energy Crop Production in the Southeast United States

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic bioenergy crop production is a nascent industry in the U.S. and has the potential to supply up to 5% of U.S. energy demand while achieving increased carbon reduction. The Southeast U.S. is ideally suited

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Three Mississippi State-Bred Switchgrasses Hit the Market

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

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Clean Energy Start-Up Reveals Plan for $800 Million Renewable Fuels Facility in Port Allen

(Louisiana Economic Development)  Arbor Gas to use wood waste from Louisiana forests to produce renewable gasoline and green hydrogen at West Baton Rouge Parish facility  -- Arbor Renewable Gas LLC, a Houston-based company formed in 2019 that produces renewable gasoline and

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Seventeen States Sue EPA for Letting California Set Vehicle Standards

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

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Texas Leads 14-State Fight On Biden Vehicle Emissions Regs

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

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Agilyx, Virgin Group, REG, Louisiana Green Fuels, Circular SynTech, and Others Advance on Waste-to-Fuels

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Just in the last few days, it’s been all about low carbon, lower carbon, net-zero carbon – and all of it from waste. Virgin Group and Agilyx’s strategic partnership to produce lower carbon fuel from

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Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Planned for Minnesota Fall into Regulatory Black Hole

by Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  ... Right now, the CO2 pipelines don't require approval from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). But the PUC in December opened a proceeding on whether it should change state regulations to deem CO2 pipelines

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Harmful Algae Blooms: An Untapped Resource

(Bio Market Insights)  ... They source excess algal sludge from natural habitats all over the world, processing it into algae-based resin pellets trademarked under the brand name BLOOM. Manufacturers can blend BLOOM pellets with conventional petrochemical-based materials. Ryan Hunt encountered the

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What We Know about Two Carbon Capture Pipelines Proposed in Iowa

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  ... Two companies — Summit Carbon Solutions and Navigator CO2 Ventures — want to build pipelines that will be used to move carbon dioxide captured from ethanol, fertilizer and other agricultural industrial plants. The companies plan to

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SAF Offtake with IAG

(Bayou Fuels) 10-year offtake MoU for 73 million US gallons of carbon negative SAF by IAG; Alongside offtake agreement with Southwest Airlines, offtake in place for 100% of Bayou Fuels SAF -- Velocys plc (VLS. L), the sustainable fuels technology company,

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SAF Offtake with Southwest Airlines

(Bayou Fuels) 15-year offtake agreement enables 575 million blended gallons of net zero SAF for Southwest Airlines; Alongside offtake MoU with IAG, commitment for 100% of Bayou Fuels SAF -- Velocys plc (VLS. L), the sustainable fuels technology company, is pleased

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Hy Stor Energy Develops Zero-Carbon Green Hydrogen Storage Hub in the U.S.

by Ariana Fine (NGT News)  Hy Stor Energy LP, together with its strategic partner Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure), will develop, commercialize and operate large-scale, long-duration hydrogen hubs. The first major project, the Mississippi Clean Hydrogen Hub, is under active development

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Velocys Launches Bayou Fuels

(Bayou Fuels)  New branding and website is announced for the Bayou Fuels reference project in the USA  -- Velocys has today launched a website for the Bayou Fuels reference project that will use Velocys FT technology to produce sustainable aviation fuel

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Fuel Refinery Project to Break Ground in 2023, Looks to Invest $1.5 Billion in Natchez

(The Natchez Democrat) Velocys could break ground on a $1.5 billion bio-refinery plant at the Belwood Industrial Park as early as 2023, officials have said. The Bayou Fuels project in Natchez would specialize in the production of environmentally friendly fuel, especially jet

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UMD Researcher Awarded $6 Million from the U.S. Department of Energy to Create Value-Added Biofuels and Bioplastics from Food Waste

by Samantha Watters (University of Maryland)  Stephanie Lansing will serve as principal investigator, establishing a consortium of scientists and industry partners with the goal of creating renewable resources --  Stephanie Lansing, professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at

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US EPA Issues RVP Waiver for Gasoline in Louisiana, Mississippi following Ida

by Jeff Mower (S&P Global) Waiver valid through Sept. 15, 2021; Ida brings down roughly 2.2 mil b/d refining capacity; NYMEX RBOB prices edge lower  --  The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a temporary waiver to federal RVP requirements

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Toomey and Colleagues Urge EPA to Waive Biofuel Blending Requirements

(Office of Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)) U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and 16 of his colleagues sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the EPA to mitigate the harm imposed on consumers and refiners by the

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The University Bringing Algae-based Biofuels to Commercialisation

by Scarlett Evans (Bio Market Insights)  ...  Now, a team from Colorado State University (CSU) is working to boost algae crop growth to reach industrial levels, with the team being awarded $3.2m from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in support

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The Rubbishing of Aviation, and the Search for Carbon-Negative Rubbish

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where I come from, rubbish is used as a verb, meaning to denigrate, and there’s been an awful lot of rubbishing going around with respect to aviation. Once, we Flew the Friendly Skies, but these days,

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Is Sorghum the Solution?: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellulosic Bioenergy Crops

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everyone wants to reduce the price of biofuels – and a team from Texas A&M, USDA, AgriLife Research, Mississippi State University and others are working on improving the economics and environmental sustainability of biomass sorghum

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Velocys Provides Update on US, UK Biorefinery Rrojects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Velocys provided an update on its proposed commercial-scale U.K. and U.S. biorefinery projects in its 2020 financial report, released on May 17. The company also discussed an agreement that could allow its technology to be deployed

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5 Key Tech Takeaways: Highlights from Tech Presented at ABLC 2020

by Iacovos Vasalos (Center for Research and Technology-Hellas/Biofuels Digest) This report summarizes highlights from the ABLC 2020 Biofuels Digest Virtual Conference, which took place in July 7-10, 2020. (And if you haven’t already registered for this year’s ABLC Digital on May 3-7,

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Velocys on Scaling Up Net Negative, Carbon Capture-Ready Fuels

by Tammy Klein (Transportation Energy Strategies)  ... I spoke to both Neville Hargreaves, Vice President, Waste to Fuels and Drew Miller, Project Finance Director of Velocys about their SAF projects in the U.S. (Bayou Fuels) and in the UK (Altalto). We also talked about how

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Going beyond the utilization of difficult to process solid waste feedstocks to produce advanced, sustainable biofuels, Velocys is also now using carbon capture usage and storage of CO2 at their plants that will enable net

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50 Renewable Diesel Projects and the Technologies Behind Them

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel, all 9 billion gallons built, under construction, in planning - Take a deep dive into the latest hot renewable diesel news and a special Digest presentation that asks will all of these billions of

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Rising Salt Water Claiming American’s Coastal Farms

(Our Daily Planet) Salty soil is a death sentence for crops, and for areas of coastal farmland, an increasing threat due to climate change. Known as saltwater intrusion, this occurs when storm surges or high tides overtop areas low in elevation. It

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$2.5 Million DOE Grant to Help MSU Researchers Measure Benefits of Growing Trees for Biofuel

(Mississippi State University) A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will benefit Mississippi State researchers in the university’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center studying the economic and ecological benefits of growing trees for biofuel production. The DOE funding will

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CABBI Researchers Collaborate on Oilcane Pilot Project

by Jenna Kurtzweil (Brookhaven National Laboratory/Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation) From southeastern Florida to northern Mississippi to the Midwestern Corn Belt, CABBI scientists have struck sustainable oil with sugarcane. But the crop’s potential value to the renewable energy

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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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Competitive Edge: Velocys

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  ... Velocys is delivering the next generation of sustainable fuels to decarbonize aviation. We were founded from spinouts of Oxford University in the UK and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA, developing a

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17 Projects with 4 Billion Gallons, 9 Fast Emerging Players: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Green Rush

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At DigestConnect this past Thursday, we talked about the latest the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, how the LCFS relates to the Renewable Fuel Standard and energy values, we compared the value stack for 5 popular

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Top Renewable Diesel Projects and Pathways: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed last week’s DigestConnect webinar, have no fear, the full deck is here! From 11 pathways on who’s doing what, how and with what, 21 projects and who’s running them and where, 13

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15 Newest Projects – Who’s Got What Underway?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) While the world may be at a standstill,there are still many projects going on and moving forward. But where are these projects? Who’s involved? How far along are they? What are they working on? From

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World Energy Doubles Down on Biodiesel Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) “In our space, on a myopic level, we are so used to getting battered around, we’ll get through this too—but on a broader level the dynamics in which we operate will be substantially different,” said Gene

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

by Donald Shaw and David Moore (Sludge)  Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.  --  ... The

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Here We Go Again: Senate Letter Plagued by Myths and Mistruths about RINs

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association) Yesterday (February 27, 2020), a group of senators wrote a letter to President Trump regarding the January 24 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that found the EPA improperly exceeded its

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Limited Biofuels M&A Activity in 2019, Stage Set for Potentially Busy 2020

by Bruce Comer (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest) Biofuels Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in North America was subdued in 2019. Only four operating biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels plants were sold during the year. These four acquired plants were relatively small with

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Velocys Contracts Worley to Deliver Technology Package for Waste-to-Fuel Projects

(Biofuels International)  Sustainable fuels technology company Velocys has appointed engineering contractor Worley to manage the delivery of its fully integrated technology package. Worley will act as partner in the development of pre-feasibility, feasibility and front-end engineering design (FEED) packages for

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Advanced Biofuels – Where Are the Gallons?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From what is an advanced biofuel to why, we take a look at the gallons, the ethanol blend wall, the residue capacity, and over 30 advanced biofuels projects from around the world to watch. In today’s Digest,

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The Kodak Moment: The World’s Airlines Consider Their Low-Carbon Options in an Era of Flight-Shaming

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Now, the airlines were just about the first customers to clamor for advanced biofuels. In 2006, Richard Altman of the recently-formed Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative showed up at one of the earliest advanced biofuels

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Fuel from MSW and Biomass: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys’ Aviation Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For 17 years, Velocys has been working on XTL projects and their FT technology has operated on syngas derived from natural gas, landfill gas, coal and biomass. Philipp Stratmann, VP Biofuels at Velocys shared the latest from

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From Waste Woody Biomass to Carbon Negative Transportation Fuels via CCUS

by Philipp Stratmann (Velocys/Biofuels Digest) At this year’s ABLC Next Conference in San Francisco Velocys presented on the opportunity to produce negative emission fuels at our planned Bayou Fuels facility in Natchez, Mississippi. Whilst we were not the only company presenting on

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Oh So Sweet! Amyris’s Look at Farnesene Production from Sugars: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to MegaBio and Farnesene

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amyris is working on a MegaBio goal. Mega because it’s a big goal – develop a fully integrated and scalable process to produce farnesene from cellulosic sugars at $2 per liter in the U.S. Quinn Mitrovich from Amyris

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Spectacular Delivery of Ready-to-Install Storage Tank to HES Botlek Tank Terminal

(SJR Group)  HES Botlek Tank Terminal B.V. and SJR Group are pleased to announce that the last storage tank which is built offsite will be transported to HES Botlek Tank Terminal, a full subsidiary of HES International B.V., on Friday

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The Race Is on to Repurpose Garbage

by Marc S. Reisch (Chemical & Engineering News)  Despite a spotty track record, companies keep trying to convert trash into energy, fuels, and chemicals  --  ... Local press reports noted weather-related construction delays, a challenge to the plant’s environmental permits,

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Catch & Kill: The Velocys, Oxy, Cemvita, Carbon Engineering, BHP, Ginkgo Chase to Catch Waste, Kill Emissions, Armed with New Organisms to Liberate Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mississippi, Velocys’ Bayou Fuels project has signed with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to capture carbon dioxide from Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biomass-to-fuels project in Natchez, Mississippi, and securely store it underground in a geologic

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Velocys Wins $0.5 Million Order in Japan for Fischer-Tropsch Technology

(Biofuels International) Velocys has secured a purchase order and technical service agreements with Toyo Engineering (Toyo) for its biomass-to-jet fuel technology in a demonstration facility in Japan. The company has also secured an advanced deposit for the use of the

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Corn and Soybean Leaders Compel Lawmakers to Stop EPA’s Anti-Biofuels Actions

by Dave Blower Jr. (The News Gazette) The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) along with 12 other Indiana farm, ethanol and biodiesel plants and allied industries wrote to Indiana’s congressional delegation expressing frustration with

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Forest Products Industry Barriers to Producing Biofuels

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium) BDC is a 501c3 organization focused on education and brokering partnerships in order to accelerate the deployment of economic bioprocesses and assist the forest products industry to get the most value from the tree.  BDC membership represents

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Velocys Scores Nearly £10 Million in Investment for Aviation Biofuel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, Velocys announced that it has raised £7 million in a private placing, selling shares at 3 pence each, complementing commitments received by the company from the Altalto Imminghamwaste-to-sustainable-fuels project’s strategic partners, British Airways

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A Political 'Fight to the Knife' over Ethanol Comes to Wisconsin

by Chris Hubbuch (Wisconsin State Journal)  ... “There’s (a) civil war within the Republican Party,” said Scott Irwin, chairman of agricultural marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “It’s pitting two significant Republican constituencies of the president and neither one

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High Velocity Excitement: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys has developed proprietary and commercially-proven Fischer-Tropsch technology that can cost effectively produce low-carbon fuels from a variety of waste materials, including woody biomass and municipal solid waste, at a scale that matches feedstock collection logistics. Philipp

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Strategies for Growing Biomass for Fuel Can Have Economic, Ecological and Environmental Benefits

(University of California - Santa Barbara/Science Daily)  In efforts to curb our use of greenhouse gas-generating fossil fuels, plant-based biofuels are among the top contenders as alternative liquid energy sources for transportation. However, strategies to produce high yields of biomass for

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RFA, TRANSCAER Ethanol Safety Seminars --- various dates January 2019 --- various locations Vermont and Mississippi (Jan. 28-30, Jackson, MS)

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host ethanol safety seminars in Vermont and Mississippi this month. All of the seminars are free to attend, but registration is limited. Certificates of Completion will be awarded to attendees at the

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RNG Industry Celebrates Growth, Honors 12 Companies

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today (December 4, 2028) the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) commenced the North American renewable natural gas (RNG) industry’s annual conference program in Dana Point, Calif., by celebrating industry growth and recognizing 12 companies

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

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

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Marathon Weighs Selling High-Ethanol Gas in Minnesota

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Company acquired Andeavor this month to become largest refiner; Trump promised to allow year-round sales of E15 gasoline  --  Marathon Petroleum Corp., the largest U.S. oil refiner following its $23.3 billion acquisition of rival Andeavor this

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World Energy to Complete Conversion of California Petroleum Refinery to Renewable Fuels

(World Energy/Globe Newswire)  $350 million investment will result in 306 million gallons of annual production   --  World Energy, a global leader in low-carbon transportation fuels production, announced today a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion

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RFA Crappie Masters Team Brings in Youth Winner

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  For the second year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sponsored team in the Crappie Masters National Championship helped a young angler win a $1000 scholarship. This is also the second year that RFA has been co-title

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

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

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Significant Environmental Milestone for Mississippi Project

(Velocys)  The USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Mississippi biorefinery.   Velocys plc (VLS.L), the renewable fuels company, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a Finding of

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You’ve Come a Long Ways, Baby: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys’ Renewable Drop-In Fuels

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

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Air Liquide Doubles Its Biomethane Production Capacity

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the U.S, France, and the U.K. With these units, Air Liquide has doubled its biomethane production capacity, which now stands at 60 MW,

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California Here I Come: World Energy's Audacious $72M Acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount Oil Refinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount oil refinery  --  In Massachusetts, World Energy has acquired renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount, and its Paramount Petroleum refinery

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Oklahoma Cellulosic Diesel Facility Achieves D7 Q-RIN Status

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  D7 renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated at a biorefinery in Oklahoma City producing cellulosic diesel fuel have been verified by Weaver and granted Q-RIN status. Weaver is an independent third-party auditor and U.S. EPA-approved RIN Quality

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

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

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Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

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

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Velocys: Envia Seeks EPA Approval to Generate D7 RINs

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Velocys plc has announced that Envia Energy, the joint venture plant that utilizes its technology, has applied for a fuel pathway approval under the Renewable Fuel Standard to produce D7 cellulosic diesel renewable identification numbers (RINs). According

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Biofuels Plant Development Expected to Begin at Ontonagon Paper Mill

by Jan Tucker (Your Daily Globe)   A public announcement of the construction and development of a $300 million advanced biofuels plant at the site of the closed paper mill in Ontonagon is "expected shortly," Pat Tucker told the Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation Wednesday. He indicated

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2017 — It Was a Seaweed Year for Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  ... In September, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $22 million in grants to fund projects for marine biomass farming for production of commercial products, including feedstock for domestic transportation fuels. The funding was provided through the

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

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

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A Spirit of Kuleana: Renewable Fuels Ventures Strive for New Geographies, Feedstock, Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Nothing rang clearer as an industry imperative at ABLC Next last week than the theme of diversification in a Year of Living Dangerously, and we saw it in the news this week from Velocys, Pacific Biodiesel

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Councilman Shares Biodiesel Plant Concerns

by Roslyn Anderson (MS News Now)  Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes urged his colleagues to fight the expansion of a biodiesel plant in the city, citing potential dangers. The Ward Three representative questioned JaxOn Energy's processing and suggested potential health and safety risks.  The

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Top 10 Wood Waste Projects – Not Letting Waste Go to Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, the chopping continues and there are literally tons of wood waste left behind that doesn’t get used up, but we can all agree we

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Yelp! 18 Kelp Wheps Get $22M in ARPA-E Help

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, ARPA-E has unveiled its latest moonshot and is investing $22M in Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources — also known as MARINER. The projects that comprise ARPA-E’s Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program

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Biofuel Plant Construction Set to Begin

by Vanessa Dietz (The Daily Mining Gazette)  ... SynSel Energy Inc., of Elmhurst, Illinois, chose Ontonagon as one of two U.S. sites to build advanced biofuels plants that will produce synthetic gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels the company sells in commodities

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Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... In Botswana, jatropha’s adventures are just beginning according to the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security’s advisor, Freddie Motlhatlhedi. He was referring to a joint research project done by Botswana and Japan that shows

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

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

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SynSel Energy Inc. to Open Biofuels Plant in Ontonagon

by Jan Tucker (Your Daily Globe)   Ontonagon has been selected as one of two initial sites in the U.S. for the construction of an advanced biofuels plant. SynSel Energy, Inc., is partnering with a U.S.-based financier and Lost Bowl Development, LLC,

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Trump’s Pitch for U.S. ‘Energy Dominance’ Is Dominated by Misleading Claims

by  Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The White House has branded this week “energy week,” rolling out a buzzword, “dominance,” and replaying lines from last year’s Trump campaign in an effort to portray the United States as

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Biofuel Case: $4.5M for Investors under Federal Settlement

by Jeff Amy (Fox Business/Associated Press)   A federal judge has approved a $4.5 million settlement for private shareholders of failed biofuel maker KiOR, and a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi seeking to recover a much larger amount continues. U.S. District

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Responding to Trump: The New Economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a rebel yell that has been heard nationwide since President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords last Thursday. Peduto said:

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Are Advanced Biofuels Ready for Takeoff?

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  ... As a major U.S. exporter that has dealings with over 150 countries, Boeing had worked with airlines in the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and better flying practices. Now it helped form and lead the Sustainable

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Nigerian Oil Billionaire Igho Sanomi Signs Joint Venture Deal to Build Biofuel Refinery in the US

(Ventures Africa)  Nigerian Oil Billionaire and Non-Executive Chairman/Founder of Taleveras, Igho Sanomi has signed a Joint Venture deal to build a biofuel refinery in the United States of America (USA) with African feedstock. Igho Sanomi, was featured in the last

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Ethanol Powering Crappie Masters Boats

by Chuck Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  When it comes to using ethanol blended fuel in your boat engine it is important to follow manufacturer directions and actually just properly maintain your equipment. That is advice from pro fishermen like Terry Richard here.

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How Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers Helped Deliver Trump’s Historic Win

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  In the flurry of post-election punditry and analysis, much credit was given to disenfranchised factory workers and coal miners in the Rust Belt and Appalachia for delivering Donald Trump’s surprising swing state victories

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Air Liquide to Design, Build Landfill Gas Purification Plant

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Air Liquide will design, construct and operate its first landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) purification plant in the U.S. at the Northeast Mississippi Landfill (NEML), in Walnut, Mississippi. The site, owned by the Northeast

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KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 5, The Collapse

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In 2011, KiOR raised $150 million in its June IPO, claiming that it was generating yields of 67 gallons per ton in its Demo unit operations. But it was miles short of that. In our previous

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KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 4, the Year of Living Disingenuously

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... But so far, the company and its celebrity investors and directors such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and famed venture capitalist Vinod Khosla had escaped close scrutiny. ... The methods for keeping the truth bottled

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Strategic Intent: The Digest 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Bayer, Bunge and Monsanto

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, we are conducting Strategic Intent, our 19 webinar series on major companies and their partnerships, progress and plans in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In this edition, we explored Bayer, Bunge and Monsanto in the

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KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 3, “You’ve Cooked the Books”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... The company was beginning to hurtle towards an IPO. But the fuel yields were low; the fuel was not usable by their initial chosen downstream partner; the catalyst they were using to get even down

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USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states. USDA continues

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KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong-- Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels DIgest)  ... Old KiOR was exciting, dramatic, and fast, and the headlines it produced between 2008 and 2011 were candy for a renewables-hungry world. A Breakthrough in Catalytic Pyrolysis to make cost-competitive, drop-in renewable fuels. A “Magic Catalyst”.

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ROGER WICKER: Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Roger Wicker (Daily Journal)  America’s energy landscape has changed dramatically since the creation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) a decade ago. What began as a federal program to incorporate more biofuels – such as corn ethanol – into

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

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

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Powerful Crap: The Quest to Turn Smelly Sewage into Sweet Biodiesel

by David MacNeal (Ars Technica)  The facility smell? “That’s money,” Todd French says. “That’s what it smells like.” --  “By the time it gets here, David, it’s no longer my poop,” says microbiologist Todd French with conviction. “I don’t want

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UPS to Power Fleet with Gas from Landfills

by Carla Caldwell (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) will supply its fleet in two states with renewable natural gas produced by landfills. UPS says its fleet in Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, will use an estimated 15

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New BETO Fact Sheets Profile the Emerging Bioeconomy by State

(U.S. Department of Energy)  How is funding from BETO a part of the emerging bioeconomy in some states? Find out with our new state fact sheets. For select states, these fact sheets give information about efforts to develop the advanced

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New Duke-Led Consortium To Focus On Creating Food And Fuel From Algae

by Kati Moore (Duke Environment)  Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Kaupe Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a consortium

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Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  A rapid-growing tree, many researchers think poplar is missing its calling as a high-quality cellulosic bioenergy feedstock. -- As the world’s fastest growing temperate tree species, poplar can add a dozen feet annually and reach maturity

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Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  As the world’s fastest growing temperate tree species, poplar can add a dozen feet annually and reach maturity in as few as four years.  One of its hybrids, populus x generosa, has the widest

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Nearly Half of Senate Writes Urging for Streamlined Support for Forest Bioenergy

by Megan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, nearly half of the US Senate has written to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy and the EPA administrator strongly urging the agencies to streamline support of biomass for energy across all

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Why Is Obama Allowing Big Oil To Kill Biofuels?

by Ronnie Shows (The Daily Caller)  As the first legislator to introduce a biofuels bill in the Mississippi State House, I am deeply concerned that the Obama administration is making a huge mistake when it comes to determining the United

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Dennis Seid: Enerkem’s Ethanol Plant Still a No-Go

by Dennis Seid (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)  ...  In fact, if you visit Enerkem’s website, there’s no mention of Pontotoc. Nothing on its facilities or projects – where Pontotoc once had a prominent location. Nothing when you do a search

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Mississippi Files Fraud Lawsuit against Khosla over KiOR

by Jeff Amy  (The Dispatch/Associated Press)  The state of Mississippi has sued billionaire Vinod Khosla and others, saying they knew long ago that bankrupt biofuel firm KiOR had poor prospects for success, but misled the state into loaning the company

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The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

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

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Biomass Feedstock Survey – Producer Participation Wanted

(Biomass Blog)  The Mississippi State University Department of Agricultural Economics is reaching out to agricultural producers in the Southeast region and asking them to participate in an on-line survey. The survey is part of a study titled “Policies to Develop

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From Flushing to Fuel: How Bioenergy Spectrum Solutions Will Change Waste Disposal

(EIN PressWire) ... BioEnergy Spectrum Solutions, or BESS, has a plan based on technology developed by Mississippi State University that can take the sludge from waste water facilities and use it to make fuel that can be used to power the

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Billionaire Vinod Khosla’s Big Dreams for Biofuels Fail to Catch Fire

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Just over a year ago, billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla was bubbling with optimism about one of his latest investments: KiOR, a biofuel outfit he said would turn wood chips into hydrocarbons that could

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Analyst: KiOR Columbus Plant May End up Sold as Scrap

by Jack Weatherly (Mississippi Business Journal)   Finding a buyer for the idled KiOR biofuels plant at Columbus would be a tough sell, according to Pavel Molchanov, an equity analyst who had covered Pasadena, Texas-based KiOR Inc. until it filed

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Enerkem: Alberta’s Municipal Waste to Fuels Juggernaut, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) How does a technology take municipal solid waste and turn it into liquid fuels and chemicals?  What’s the “death of landfill” all about in terms of creating value streams from waste streams?  We take you

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Creating a Strong Economy through Biobased Products

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/The Hill)  In a recently released report entitled “Why Biobased?” the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) answers the question of why America should invest in a biobased economy.  The report explores the economic impacts of

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BlueFire Plays the China Card? Ex-Im Bank of China Issues $270M LOI for Mississippi Biofuels Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, BlueFire Renewables has received a Letter of Intent from The Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its 19 million gallon bioenergy project

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BlueFire Renewables Receives Unprecedented Export-Import Bank of China Letter of Intent to Provide Debt Financing for a U.S. Bio-Energy Project

(Globe Newswire/BlueFire Renewables)  BlueFire's Mississippi Fulton Project Paves the Way for Other U.S./China Renewable Energy Projects BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (OTC:BFRE), a company focused on changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels, announced that it has received

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Ex-Cofounder at KIOR Claims Technology not Working

(Global BioBusiness)  A former cofounder of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR’s technology. The claims come from Mr. Paul O’Connor, who cofounded the company and worked there until June 2012 and

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Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why? Part I of II There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections

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POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY Opens, as Fantasy Becomes Real

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) POET-DSM’s 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens with hoopla, and heartfelt messages about the spirit of innovation, and a time for technology change and policy firmness. “Once, we all lived off the land, sun, wind

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The 25 Hottest Topics in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. The Hot 50 and Hot 30:  A perennial favorite. This year, Solazyme topped the list while LanzaTech slipped into second place.  ... 2. The Top 100 People:  Another perennial. This year, international project developers made

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USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs

(US Department of Agriculture)  Farm Bill Implementation Continues at Brisk Pace with Universities and State Cooperative Extension Programs Now Set to Help Educate Farmers Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million

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KiOR update: “We do not believe we can restart the Columbus facility on an economically viable basis at this time.”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The following is excerpted from KiOR’s most recent 10-Q quarterly report, as filed with the SEC. “We have substantial doubts about our ability to continue as a going concern. To continue as a going concern, we must

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KiOR Announces $347M Loss for 2013: “We Have Substantial Doubts about Our Ability to Continue as a Going Concern.”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Delayed 2013 results includes going concern statement. Future Khosla financing contingent on milestones. Default looms as soon as April. Financing after August unclear. In Texas, KiOR announced a $347.5M net loss for 2013, and issued a

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Cellulosic Ethanol Fights for Life

by Mark Peplow (Nature)  Pioneering biofuel producers hope that US government largesse will ease their way into a tough market. ...Thousands of tonnes of corn stover — the leaves, stalks and husks left over after the maize harvest — are already waiting,

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DOE Pulls Funding for Bluefire Mississippi Project over Financing Woes; BFRE to Appeal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following notice was filed Friday with the SEC by Bluefire Renewables:  On December 23, 2013, Bluefire Renewables received notice from the Department of Energy indicating that the DOE would no longer provide funding under

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