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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

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

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK --  Loretta Winters

 Disadvantaged communities are often forgotten and left behind because people don't realize how many are forced to live in areas where planes fly overhead, buses idle and trucks pass through our neighborhoods.  Addressing this in New Jersey, as this (New Jersey

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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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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

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

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At Kean, Conference Details Ways to Convert Waste Products into Sustainable Energy to Spur Environmental Justice

(Return on Information New Jersey) Farmers from Midwest, South discuss potential efforts of biodiesel as clean energy source — and its potential impact on society  --  A gathering of soybean farmers, biofuel industry experts and environmental justice advocates may seem like an

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Checkoff Leaders Spread Biodiesel’s Good News during Clean Fuels’ 13th Big Apple Tour

(Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Minnesota farmers arrived in New York City eager and ready to express biodiesel’s success story during Clean Fuels Alliance America’s New York City Big Apple tour. Clean Fuels hosted its 13th tour in the Big

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Verde Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Verde Clean Fuels‘ pioneering technology ‘syngas-to-gasoline plus’ (STG+) turns waste feedstocks – namely biomass, municipal solid waste, and renewable natural gas – into gasoline or methanol. They estimate the advantage to the environment from deploying VCF renewable

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The Potential of Agrivoltaics for the U.S. Solar Industry, Farmers, and Communities

by Michele Boyd (U.S. Department of Energy) Large-scale solar energy installations are a relatively new form of development in many rural areas. Solar energy development can create clean energy, jobs, and other economic benefits in these communities. At the same time, the

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Merkley, Colleagues Urge IRS to Properly Implement IRA Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credits, with No Giveaways to the Petroleum Industry

(Office of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)  Senators: "Companies are proposing to manufacture aviatin fuel from sources that include significant amounts of plastic waste, and are claiming that it is sustainable.  That is incorrect.” Today (October 27, 2023), Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley,

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INSIGHT: 16 US States May Restrict Sale of Combustion-Based Autos

by Al Greenwood (Independent Commodity Interlligence Services) Several US states could adopt restrictions on the sale of light vehicles that rely primarily on internal combustion engines (ICE), which would lower demand for liquid fuels while increasing demand for plastics and chemicals

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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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South Jersey Industries and OPAL Fuels Announce the Signing of Renewable Natural Gas Joint Venture

(South Jersey Industries and Opal Fuels/Business Wire)  South Jersey Industries (SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company, and OPAL Fuels Inc. (Nasdaq: OPAL), a leading vertically integrated producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable energy, announced they have entered into a

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California Wades into Oil Lawsuits

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch) California’s lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil companies could supercharge a yearslong campaign to force the industry to pony up for its role in driving climate change. The state joined a growing number of

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ACT now: Aries Clean Technology on the Cusp of Its Destiny

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... For the love of sludge and the carbon possibilities, I have long kept an eye on Aries Clean Technology and it has not been an easy ride for this company in its journey to first

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Meet HDT’s 2023 Top Green Fleets

by Deborah Lockridge (HDT TruckingInfo) ... Another trend we’re seeing among the Top Green Fleets is adoption of alternative fuels, especially renewable diesel and renewable natural gas. ... 4 Gen Logistics — Rialto, California ... The company has committed to becoming an all zero-emission

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Exclusive: California Seeks EPA Approval to Ban Sales of New Gasoline-Only Vehicles by 2035

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California has asked the Biden administration to approve its plan to require all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 to be either electric or plug-in electric hybrids, a landmark move that could speed the end

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US EPA Recommends Delaying Electric Vehicles Biofuel Program -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and  Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended delaying a scheme that would give electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers tradable credits under a federal biofuel program, in a final rule that the White House will now

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New Jersey Approves Pilot Program to Demonstrate Feasibility of Agrivoltaics

by Kelsey Misbrener (Solar Power World)  The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved an agreement with the Rutgers University Agrivoltaics Program (RAP) to facilitate the development and implementation of a Dual-Use Solar Energy Pilot Program over the next

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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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Massachusetts Moves Forward with Advanced Clean Cars II Program, Formally Adopting Policy to Slash Transportation Pollution & Provide More EV Choices to Consumers

(Sierra Club)  Today (March 30, 2023), Massachusetts announced its formal adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC) rule, which requires auto manufacturers to ensure that every new light-duty car sold in the state is a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) by

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Biden Will Let California Lead on Electric Trucks, Despite Industry Protest

by Anna Phillips (Washington Post) The EPA plans to grant California a waiver that will allow the state to phase out diesel-powered trucks, helping communities burdened by truck pollution -- The Biden administration will approve new California rules to cut

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New Jersey Will Now Require All-Electric Car Sales by 2035

by Michelle Lewis (electrek)  All new cars sold in New Jersey will have to be zero emissions from 2035, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) announced yesterday. As Electrek previously reported, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection called for a gas car sales ban by 2035 in October 2020.

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $118 Million to Accelerate Domestic Biofuel Production

(U.S. Department of Energy) 17 Projects Will Boost Production of Biofuels for Consumer and Freight Transportation in America, Support President Biden’s Decarbonization and Climate Agenda -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $118 million in funding for 17 projects

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Biodiesel Magazine's Podcast: Cracking Down on Used Cooking Oil Theft

(Biodiesel Magazine) This week's Biodiesel Magazine podcast features Jeff Yasinski, Co-Founder and CEO of D&W Alternative Energy interviewed by Anna Simet, editor of Biodiesel Magazine. LISTEN Growing use of biodiesel comes with rising threat of crime in tri-state area (PIX 11)

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Connecticut Mandates Climate Education for Public Schools

by Daniel Cusick (Politico Pro) The law fires a shot across the bow of climate change skeptics and deniers, some of whom have pressed school boards and other state and local officials to mischaracterize climate change as a phenomenon still

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HDT's 2022 Newsmaker of the Year: The Internal Combustion Engine

by Deborah Lockridge (Heavy Duty Trucking) ... The news this year was full of the latest ICE developments, making the internal combustion engine HDT's 2022 Newsmaker of the Year. As Srikanth Padmanabhan, president of Cummins' engine business, said in announcing the company’s “fuel-agnostic” engine

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Biden's Dilemma: How Do You Define 'Green' Hydrogen?

by David Iaconangelo (Politico Pro) The Treasury Department is expected to release a framework that could determine whether renewable hydrogen is a successful climate tool or a high-emitting fuel. --  The Treasury Department is weighing new requirements for “green” hydrogen producers,

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Refinery-State Democrats Plan Bill to Rein in Biofuel Blending Compliance Costs

by Jeremy Beaman (Washington Examiner) Congressional lawmakers are drawing up legislation to cut down the near-record compliance costs associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard, which has pitted corn staters and some in the oil industry against each other for more than a decade. The bicameral

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Renewable Diesel Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines Deliver Major Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Diesel Technology Forum) 15 Million Metric Tons of GHG reduction in California, Opportunities in Northeast  -- Use of low-carbon renewable diesel and biodiesel fuels are delivering significant greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions reductions in California, and hold expanded opportunities for

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Why Is Used Cooking Grease Stolen from Restaurants?

by Jamie Ostroff (Nexstar Media Wire/WGN) Why are criminals stealing used cooking oil from restaurants across central Ohio and elsewhere? Sumit Majumdar, the president of Buffalo Biodiesel, said the crime has cost his company millions of dollars. “It’s ballooning. It’s wiping out a

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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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Wastewater Facilities Turn to Greasezilla® for Upstream Fats, Oils & Grease Solution and Revenue Generation

(PRZen) Woodard & Curran is the latest company to incorporate Greasezilla’s ecological and highly automated fats, oils and grease (FOG) separation system into wastewater treatment projects --  Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla® FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation

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Inside Innovation: Long Live Electric, But Diesel’s Not Dead Yet

by John Bleasby  (Daily Commercial News) ... When projected over 10 years between 2022 and 2032, it found considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology, particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to an electrification strategy. The study found using low-carbon renewable bio-based

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New Jersey and New York Communities to Benefit from EPA Grant to Support Anaerobic Digestion Technology

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a $200,000 grant to the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to support anaerobic digestion technology in 11 states in the Northeast, New England the Mid-Atlantic, including New Jersey

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DOE Awards $29 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Production

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Industry and Universities Will Work to Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen to Deliver Cheap Electricity; New $32 Million Funding Opportunity will Support Clean Hydrogen Technologies  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award

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Maine, Rhode Island Join New York-Led Coalition on Hydrogen Hub Bid

(Renewables Now) New York governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced that Maine and Rhode Island have joined a big consortium led by New York that is working on a proposal to become one of at least four regional clean hydrogen hubs

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APG, Galileo Partner on Alternative Fuel Opportunities in North America

by Michael Bates (NGT News)  American Power Group Corp. (APG) and Galileo Technologies US are leveraging their complementary alternative fuel capabilities to pursue business opportunities together which can lower net fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions for their customers. Galileo Technologies is a global company

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Research Finds More Emissions Benefits at Lower Cost from Accelerated Fleet Turnover and Use of Bio- and Renewable Fuels than Switching to Electrified Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks

(Diesel Technology Forum/Globe Newswire)  A new study that evaluates several approaches to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles from 2022-2032 finds considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to

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Lawmakers Are Urging EPA to Get RFS Back on Track

by Currey McCullough (RFD TV) Just this morning (July 19, 2022) on a call with ag reporters, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said he and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar are sending a letter urging the EPA to increase volumes of biodiesel

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EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Pathways Expand to Include Greasezilla® Advanced Biofuel as RIN-Qualified Feedstock

(Greasezilla) The pathway increases the value of Greasezilla® ABF to the biofuels market.  --  Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla®, announces that the Brown Grease Advanced Biofuel offtake produced by Greasezilla systems is now a qualified feedstock for RIN credits under

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For the First Time, Sustainable Aviation Fuel Has Been Delivered to New York Using Existing Petroleum Pipelines

(Neste) Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been safely delivered to New York’s LaGuardia Airport through the Colonial and Buckeye pipeline systems – two essential pieces of American energy infrastructure. The low-emission jet fuel will power a Delta Air Lines flight, marking

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The White House and 360Fuel Combine Forces to Advance Alternative Energy Infrastructure

(360 Fuel) The White House has unveiled a new strategy and investments as part of a long-term commitment to spur smart development and adoption of sustainable, homegrown fuels across the United States (U.S.). The President declared new steps to achieve this goal

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USDA Awards $1.6 Million Biofuel Infrastructure Grant to Royal Farms to Expand Access to Higher-Blend Renewable Fuels for People in Rural Delaware and Maryland

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Funding Will Add 40 million Gallons of Biofuels to the Market Annually -- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is awarding a $1.6 million biofuel infrastructure grant

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USDA Announces Efforts to Boost Homegrown Biofuels

(U.S. Department of Agriculture/Ethanol Producer Magazine) On April 12, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced steps the USDA is taking to implement President Biden’s plan to enable energy independence by boosting homegrown biofuels. “President Biden understands that by expanding our ability to meet our energy

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USDA Invests $340,000 to Boost Homegrown Biofuels in NJ

(NJB Magazine)  U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director, Jane Asselta, has announced the agency is investing $340,000 in infrastructure and to help expand the use of renewable fuels in New Jersey. Due to these grants, the amount of

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What’s Next for E15 after Biden’s Announcement?

by Jacqui Fatka (Farm Progress)  ... It is hard to predict the demand picture under the expanded E15 scenario, but lower estimates of a continued status quo indicate at least 300 million gallons of additional ethanol could be used by

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Next Hydrogen, 40 Partners Sign on to Support Proposed Northeast Hydrogen Hub

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Hydrogen electrolyzer designer and manufacturer Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc.’s fully owned subsidiary, Next Hydrogen Corp., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), along with an initial total

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Dev Shrestha: Real-World Data Shows No Food Insecurity or ILUC from Biofuels

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies)  On this episode of the Fueling the Future podcast, I spoke with Dr. Dev Shrestha of the University of Idaho about the recent paper he co-authored, “Biofuel Impact on Food Prices Index and Land Use Change.” The

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Glowing Yeast Lights the Way to Better Biofuels

by Tom Garlinghouse (Princeton University/Phys.Org)  Deploying a technique that promises to supercharge the development of biofuels, researchers at Princeton University have found a way to make yeast cultures glow when producing next generation fuels that could power cars and airplanes. The glowing

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Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., Oberon Fuels and Empresas Lipigas Announce Collaboration to Evaluate Renewable Dimethyl Ether + Propane Blends in Latin America

(Oberon Fuels) Three leaders in their respective industries announce a collaboration to test a clean, innovative low carbon fuel blend in residential and commercial applications in Latin America. The collaboration includes Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SPH) – the third largest retail propane distributor

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How Six States Could Transform the U.S. Trucking Industry

by Tom Whipple (Bloomberg)  The U.S. trucking industry is set to be transformed by a handful of states adopting zero-emission vehicle requirements. Oregon, Washington , New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts followed California in approving the Advanced Clean Truck (ACT)

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U.S. Reverses Trump Effort to Quash California Vehicle Emissions Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters) The Biden administration on Tuesday finalized a reversal of a rule issued under then-U.S. President Donald Trump that sought to pre-empt California's vehicle emissions regulations. The Department of Transportation said it was issuing final rules rescinding the Trump

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Protests Pay Off: Students Win Long Climate Change Campaign

by Bella Carpentier (Minnesota Daily/Associated Press)   After years of pressure from student groups and numerous resolutions passed within the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Student Association (MSA), the University recently announced plans to fully divest from fossil fuels in the next five

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Northeast States Abandon Cap-and-Trade Plan for Cars

(E&E News)  The Transportation and Climate Initiative — a cap-and-trade program covering cars in three Northeastern states and the District of Columbia — was abandoned last week after Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) pulled

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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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U.S. Environment Agency Urged by 21 States to Toughen Vehicle Emissions Rewrite

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  A group of 21 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and several major U.S. cities urged the Biden administration to finalize significantly stricter vehicle emissions rules than it has proposed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in

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New Platform Speeds up Effort to Turn Crops into Fuel

by Scott Lyon (Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science) Princeton researchers have developed a new way to make fuel from cellulose — Earth’s most abundant organic compound, found in all plant cells — speeding up a notoriously slow chemical process

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Last Synthetic Ethanol Plant in US to Close

by Alexander H. Tullo (Chemical & Engineering News)  LyondellBasell’s facility, nearly 70 years old, couldn’t compete with ethanol distillers -- The petrochemical giant LyondellBasell Industries will exit the synthetic ethanol business—one of its longest-standing operations—by the end of October. The company is

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Feinstein, Toomey, Menendez, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate

(Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act, a bill to end the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The

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Bill Aims to Clarify Congressional Intent on ‘Extension’ of SREs

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) Reps. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, and Angie Craig, D-Minn., on July 2 introduced the Small Refinery Exemption Clarification Act of 2021, a bill that aims to clarify the definition of “extension” in response to the U.S. Supreme

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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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Exclusive: Biden Considers Giving Refiners Relief from U.S. Biofuel Laws, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw nd Stephanie Kelly  (Reuters) President Joe Biden’s administration, under pressure from labor unions and U.S. senators including from his home state of Delaware, is considering ways to provide relief to U.S. oil refiners from biofuel blending mandates, three

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Are Bacterial Probiotics a Game-Changer for the Biofuels Industry?

(Biofuels International) In a study recently published in Nature Communications, scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability (DTU) and Yale University carried out research into how bacteria commonly found in sugarcane ethanol fermentation affects  the industrial process. By closely

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Press Release: Advanced Biofuels USA Files Comments on Transportation and Climate Initiative: Calls for Extension of Program to Aviation, Trains, Marine/Maritime, Agriculture, Rocket Launches and Natural Gas

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA suggests an expansion of transportation emissions reduction in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) proposed Draft Model Rule (TCI-P) in public comments filed today. Currently, the proposed emission reduction program is limited to on-road

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Biden Faces Pressure to Drive Gasoline and Diesel Cars out of the US

by Oliver Milman (The Guardian)  Joe Biden’s administration, seeking deep cuts to planet-heating emissions, is facing pressure to take a previously unthinkable step: declare the end of the internal combustion engine in the US. Washington state has moved to call time on

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Are ’Bacterial Probiotics’ a Game-Changer for the Biofuels Industry?

(DTU Biosustain)  New research suggests that the diversity of the microbial community involved in sugarcane ethanol fermentation processes plays a significant role in its performance. Selecting the right bacteria could increase ethanol production by more than a billion liters per

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TCI Publishes Draft Model Rule and Updates on Public Engagement Planning

(Transportation and Climate Initiative) On March 1, TCI state agency staff shared updates on the TCI-P, including a Draft Model Rule and proposed processes for public engagement to ensure that equity, environmental, climate, and transportation justice considerations are at the center

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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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Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, D.C. Are First to Launch Groundbreaking Program to Cut Transportation Pollution, Invest in Communities

(Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States) TCI-P will invest $300 million every year to modernize transportation, improve public health and combat climate change  -- The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the

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Biden Wants the U.S. to Stop Contributing to Climate Change by 2050. Here’s What that Would Actually Take.

by Chris Mooney (Washington Post) ... And all of it is powered by an array of solar and sometimes distant wind installations, which route electricity across the country thanks to a gargantuan network of power lines that triples the scale

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Pascrell, Fitzpatrick Introduce Green Bill to Boost Renewable Chemicals, Phase-Out Fossil Fuels

(Office of Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09))  Bipartisan legislation will provide tax credits for the production of renewable chemicals  -- U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) have introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act, legislation that will create an allocated

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Choosing the Right Road to Lower Emissions Today

by Daniel Gage (NGV America/ACT News)  ... NGVAmerica spent the last several months poring through fifteen years of public data obtained from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TXCEQ) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and California Energy Commission (CEC)

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New Jersey: Study Shows Biomethane Refuse Trucks Outdo EV Equivalents

(NGV America/NGV Journal)  NGVAmerica released another study at its Annual Industry Summit presenting a compelling case for why communities should continue to invest in new near-zero natural gas technology. Using New Jersey as a case study, NGVAmerica analyzed the costs and

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200 Organizations Urge Northeast, Mid-Atlantic Governors to Move on “Ambitious and Equitable” Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)

(Insider NJ)  Groups Push For “Strong Safeguards and Guarantees for Overburdened and Underserved Communities” in 12 TCI States & DC; Need for State Leadership Seen As U.S. Formally Abandons Paris Climate Agreement. --  The largest and most diverse collection ever of

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Greener Fuels on the Way to Zero Emissions

by Deborah Lockridge  (HDT Trucking Info) ...  Renewable Diesel Offers Drop-In Sustainability --  Use renewable diesel fuel in that cleaner-burning modern diesel engine, and you have an even “greener” truck. Renewable diesel is made from sustainable sources such as natural animal fats, vegetable oils, greases,

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Overview of 2020 Cannabis Ballot Measures: Potential to Add 21 Million as Legal Consumers in the U.S.

by Martin Wahl (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) This is the first in a series of articles being prepared by Lee Enterprises Consulting experts addressing opportunities and concerns for the growing hemp and cannabis industries. Topics will include cultivation, feedstock management, project

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How to Get a Handle on Carbon Dioxide Uptake by Plants

(Rutgers Today)    Combining two tools would boost understanding of climate change  --  How much carbon dioxide, a pivotal greenhouse gas behind global warming, is absorbed by plants on land? It’s a deceptively complicated question, so a Rutgers-led group of

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BP Helps Establish Coalition to Support Transportation Carbon Pricing Program

(BP) bp and five additional businesses from a range of industries announced they are launching an integrated advocacy campaign to encourage a group of East Coast states to enact the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional carbon pricing policy designed

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Climate Cases Put Big Oil’s Behemoth Trade Group in Bull’s-Eye

by Ellen M. Gilmer (BloombergLaw) American Petroleum Institute named in state, local suits; Legal approach could pay off for plaintiffs, attorneys say --  State and local governments taking Big Oil to court over climate change have a new target: the

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Delaware AG Jennings Claims Deception by Big Oil in Climate Change Lawsuit

(Delaware Business Now) Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday that Delaware will sue 31 fossil fuel companies. “Delawareans are already paying for the malfeasance of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies,” said General Jennings. “Exxon, Chevron, and other mega-corporations knew exactly what

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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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WEBINAR: Forum Insights: Looking at Key Sectors of the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic's Economy - Ag, Construction, Goods Movement and More --- August 4, 2020

This session is designed for anyone interested in learning more about trucks, construction and farm equipment use in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia,

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Department of Energy Selects Seven Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Performance-Advantaged Biofuels

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today (July 2, 2020), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from

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CARB Adopts Rule Requiring State Transition from Diesel Trucks

by Michael Bates (NGT News)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has adopted a first-in-the-world rule – the Advanced Clean Truck regulation – that requires truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024. By 2045,

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Daily on Energy: State Officials Worry Electric Car Expansion Could Hurt Low-Income People

by Josh Siegel & Abby Smith (Washington Examiner) ELECTRIC CARS’ EQUITY PROBLEM: Top energy officials from New York and Massachusetts are raising the fear that requiring increasing use of electric cars could impose financial hardships on poor people. That is especially if utilities

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New Jersey to Teach Climate Change to Its 1.4 Million Students

(Our Daily Planet) Last week the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted First Lady Tammy Murphy’s initiative to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change in its K-12 curriculum. “In New Jersey, we have already begun to experience the

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Growing Demand for Natural and Renewable Gas Stations in the U.S.

(Clean Energy Fuels/NGV Journal) Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced new fuel agreements for its Redeem™ renewable natural gas, along with multiple station expansions to accommodate the continued demand for the ultra-low carbon fuel produced from organic waste, across key sectors of

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New RNG Contracts and Station Expansions for Clean Energy Fuels

(Bioenergy Insight) Clean Energy Fuels has announced new fuel agreements for its RedeemTM renewable natural gas (RNG) along with station expansions to accommodate “continued demand”. The California, US-based firm said that despite the challenging environment posed by COVID-19, it has

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Filling Station Offering 100% Bio-CNG Opens in the South of New Jersey

(South Jersey Gas/NGV Journal) South Jersey Gas announced the opening of its new CNG fueling station in Cape May County. The station, located at 650 Shunpike Road Burleigh, New Jersey, is open to the public and exclusively offers renewable natural gas.

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Reducing Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Jersey Should Include All Efficient Technologies and Low-Carbon Fuels

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... New technology diesel engines, advanced renewable biofuels can deliver benefits faster and should be included in transportation climate plan.  -- In a letter to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, the Diesel Technology Forum called for the Garden

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Harnessing Cellular Power to Meet Global Challenges

by Adam Hadhazy (Princeton University/Phys.Org)  ...More energy-dense and convenient for vehicle use than ethanol, the standard biofuel of today, isobutanol is unfortunately more toxic to yeast, which limits its production. In a study published in the journal Cell Systems, Avalos and

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We Need Better Transportation Options, Not More Roads and More Lanes

by Parris N. Glendening (Washington Post/Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute) When President Trump attempted to eliminate California’s more stringent fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks, local elected officials cried foul — and not just in California.

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Why the U.S. Faces a Steep Path to a CO2-Free Grid

by Peter Behr (E&E News) Nearly two dozen states and the District of Columbia have committed to slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with several planning at least an 80% cut.  Some Democratic presidential candidates are outlining goals for the majority of

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PBF Energy Completes Acquisition of Martinez Refinery, Creates West Coast System

(PBF Energy/PR Newswire) - PBF's total throughput capacity increases to over 1,000,000 barrels per day; - Establishes PBF as the most complex independent refiner; - Significantly accretive to earnings and cash flow  -- PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) announced today that its subsidiary completed the

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The Versatile Ethanol Molecule: Ethylene, with a Similar Molecular Structure to that of Ethanol, Has Enormous Market Opportunity around the World.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Knock a water molecule off ethanol and you’ll get ethylene, C2H4—the most widely produced organic chemical globally that is the basis for scores of other chemicals and hundreds (maybe thousands) of products, from

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Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) Requests Public Comment on Cap and Invest Program

The states participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) have released a  Draft Memorandum of Understanding to establish a regional cap and invest program to transition to a more sustainable, resilient, low carbon transportation sector. Also released were initial

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The Letters of (Low Carbon) Transit: Business Aviation and World Energy Pard’ner up, Via Book & Claim

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  World Fuel Services and World Energy have a World Economic Forum Sustainable Aviation Fuel Program designed to increase SAF availability and supply chain efficiency within the industry. The program will be available in time for business

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How to Make It Easier to Turn Plant Waste into Biofuels

by Todd Bates (Rutgers University/Phys.Org) Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Their approach, featuring an ammonia-salt based solvent that rapidly turns

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Research Yields Potential Bioblendstock for Diesel Fuel

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Phys.Org)  The NREL scientists, along with colleagues at Yale University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are part of the Department of Energy's Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Co-Optima's research focuses on improving

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Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Cap-and-Invest Modeling Lacks Consideration of Renewable Fuel Adoption and Infrastructure

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Modeling by Georgetown Climate Center's Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States released Tuesday showed potential for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, pollution reduction, job creation and public health benefits.  The anticipated

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Regional Proposal for Clean Transportation Reaches Milestone States and D.C. Invite Feedback on Draft MOU, Share Estimates of Potential Benefits for Health, Environment, Economy DEADLINE February 28, 2020

(Transportation and Climate Initiative/Georgetown Climate Center)  The bipartisan group of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions that make up the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) today invited public input on a new draft proposal for a regional program to establish a cap

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Leyline Finances AD Plants in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

(Leyline Renewable Capital/Biomass Magazine) Leyline Renewable Capital announced today that it has entered into an agreement with RNG Energy Solutions to provide bridge funding for the development of two major anaerobic digestion facilities located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Linden, New Jersey.

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New Polling Confirms Strong Support across Eastern Region for Transportation Modernization

(Our Transportation Future)  Two-Thirds of Registered Voters Support Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Distributors Paying for Pollution; Survey Covers Seven States in Region: CT, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA and VA.  -- A new survey from MassINC Polling Group shows that 66 percent of

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An Electron Highway Headed for Methanol

by Jim Shelton (Yale News)  ... The discovery, published online Nov. 27 in the journal Nature, finds a novel solution for two chemical tasks: producing methanol — a volatile, liquid fuel that is prized by industry — and removing carbon

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How to Make Better Biofuels? Convince Yeast It’s Not Starving

by Adam Hadhazy (Princeton University) Yeast already helps make bread and beer and cranks out the biofuel ethanol, but scientists believe it can be used to create an even more efficient fuel called isobutanol. Normally, yeast only creates a tiny amount

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How Iowans Drove The National Debate On Carbon Farming

by Isabella Murray (Iowa Starting Line)  ... (Beto) O’Rourke had read a guest op-ed by Leonard and Matt Russell, executive director of Interfaith Power and Light — a group that pushes for faith-based solutions to climate change — in the New York Times

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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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Major Upgrade to the Internal Combustion Engine- 60 MPG -- Emissions Reduced by 50%

(Darlema Corp./PR Newswire) Startup company, Darlema Corp unveils new automobile engine called the CWPSC (Combustion with Pre-Stage Compression) that doubles gas mileage and reduces carbon emissions by 50%. This new spark ignition engine achieves efficiency rating of 53-57% at the vehicle

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A Gas Tax to End All Gas Taxes

by Eric Wolff (Politico's Morning Energy) A bipartisan group of a dozen northeastern and Mid-Atlantic governors are considering a plan to impose a gas tax to fund investment into mass transit, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and other infrastructure improvements in

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Sustainable Technology Acquires DuPont’s G2 Ethanol Technology

(Sustainabile Technology Corp/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Sustainable Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Petron Scientech Inc., has completed the acquisition from DuPont, the complete technology assets for the world-class, second-generation technology developed and demonstrated by DuPont, capable of commercially producing ethanol from cellulosic

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Northeast States Draft Regional Policy Proposal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Transportation Lacks Renewable Fuel Emphasis DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: November 5, 2019

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  "Nothing has been decided yet about the treatment of biofuels" or renewable fuels in the proposed program to cap transportation emissions in 13 Northeastern US jurisdictions, according to the chair of the Transportation and Climate

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$73 Million, 35 Projects, Who Won, for What and Why: The DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office 2019 Project Selections

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected 35 projects totaling $73 million for bioenergy research and development support. Funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, these projects will help reduce

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Plant Research Could Benefit Wastewater Treatment, Biofuels and Antibiotics

(Rutgers University/Phys.org)  Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other applications. The study is in the journal Proceedings of the

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Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy

(Rutgers Today)  Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy  -- Scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of alga that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen – harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The Rutgers University-led discovery, published

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Available for Viewing: Public Workshop: Low-Carbon Transportation Investments, Strategies, and Outcomes

(Transportation and Climate Initiative/Georgetown Climate Center) On Tuesday, July 30, more than 300 community members, transportation, environmental and social justice advocates, business and industry representatives, and state and local officials participated in the Transportation & Climate Initiative workshop on Low-Carbon Transportation

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States Sue Trump Administration for Reduced Penalties on Fuel Efficiency

by Rebecca Beitsch (The Hill)  Thirteen states filed suit against the Trump administration Friday, arguing it was breaking the law by cutting penalties for automakers that do not meet Obama-era fuel efficiency standards. The suit, led by California's and New York’s attorneys general, goes

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Twenty-One Individuals Indicted on Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Interstate Transportation of Stolen Used Cooking Oil, Money Laundering, Harboring Aliens, and Immigration-Related Entrepreneurship Fraud

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Robert J. Higdon Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned a Superseding Indictment charging the following individuals with conspiracy to commit interstate transportation

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Neste and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Collaborate to Facilitate the Use of Sustainable Transportation Fuels

(Neste)  Neste, the leading renewable fuels producer, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on its joint sustainable fuel initiative.   The partners will be working together to facilitate the use

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EERE’s SBIR Selects Bioenergy Phase I Innovation Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Small businesses are receiving Phase I Release 2 grants (from

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All For One: The American Coalition for Ethanol’s Annual Washington, D.C., Fly-In

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  During a meeting with three attendees of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s 2019 Washington, D.C., fly-in, Jaqueline Schmitz, senior policy advisor for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said New Jersey voters are against ethanol. They don’t

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Princeton’s Algal Library Explores Genes for Photosynthesis

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A team led by Princeton University researchers has constructed a public algae “library” to help researchers find out what each gene does during photosynthesis. Using the library, the team identified 303 genes associated with photosynthesis, including 21

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NBB Commemorates National Biodiesel Day with Biodiesel Success Stories

(National Biodiesel Board)  Meet just a few of biodiesel's movers and shakers making an impact in this innovative industry --  National Biodiesel Day takes place March 18, in honor of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. In the 1890s, Rudolf invented the diesel engine, which

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Nine States and D.C. to Design Regional Approach to Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Transportation

(Transportation and Climate Initiative/Georgetown University Climate Center)  A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia today announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from

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More Than 1,000 Institutions Are Now Divesting from Fossil Fuels

by Joshua S Hill (CleanTechnica)  The global divestment movement has celebrated an important milestone this week as it now boasts more than 1,000 institutions around the world worth almost $8 trillion which have committed to divesting from fossil fuels. Global grassroots climate

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A Carbon Tax Wave? 7 States Considering Carbon Pricing to Fight Climate Change

by Marianne Lavelle (Inside Climate News)  Democratic election victories raised the odds of climate change policies succeeding, activists and analysts say. A national plan was also just floated in Congress. -- At least seven state governments are poised at the brink of

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Brain Regeneration, Data Storage with Biocomputers, Plastic from Waste Gases, Bamboo Diapers, Gene-Edited Wheat, Jackets from Bison Fluff : The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 29th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of November 29th. ... #3 Munich researchers use algae to convert waste gas to carbon fiber In Germany, researchers

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Algae ‘Blooms’ in Automotive Industry

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Mazda is investing in it. Honda is using it for R&D and potential byproducts. Algenol, AlgaEnergy and others grow and develop it. Euglena began producing it for biojet fuel at its new biofuel refinery plant in Japan. The U.S. government has a whole R&D department that

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Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available

(Georgetown Climate Center)  In November 2017, member jurisdictions from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) began a public conversation inviting stakeholder input on the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of a modern, low-carbon transportation system, and what policies catalyzing these benefits might look like.

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Washington State Voters Reject Carbon Tax

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Voters in Washington state on Tuesday rejected a proposed carbon tax that would have been the first such levy in the nation. The policy would have been an effort to fight climate change by mandating that companies using or selling fossil

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RNG Coalition Member Milestone Underscores Industry Growth

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  With the addition of eight new members in September and October, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) now represents more than 150 member companies and organizations. The RNG Coalition – a trade association representing the

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Woolley Fuel Marks 10 Years of Biodiesel Service

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Woolley Fuel of New Jersey is celebrating its 10th year as a distribution location providing high quality biodiesel to consumers across the Garden State. Woolley Fuel was started in 1924 by two brothers Herbert and Norman W. Woolley Sr.

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How Some Algae May Survive Climate Change

(Rutgers Today) Green algae stole genes from bacteria to survive in harsh environments, Rutgers-led study suggests -- Green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland salt flats are expected to survive climate change, thanks to hardy

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CSX Brings Emergency Training to NJ Firefighters as Crude Oil Shipments Rise

by Curtis Tate (North Jersey Record)  CSX, the railroad that operates trains carrying millions of gallons of crude oil and ethanol through New Jersey every week, rolled out its Safety Train on Wednesday to help first responders prepare for an incident. The train includes the

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'Next Gen Scientists for Biodiesel' Program Selects Two New Leaders

(National Biodiesel Board)  Rowan University and Missouri University of Science and Technology students chosen as co-chairs  --  Shyam Paudel’s interest in energy comes from deep in his childhood, growing up in the mountains of Western Nepal. Children commonly studied by the light

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RNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Partner to Form Point Breeze Renewable Energy

(Philadelphia Energy Solutions)  RNG Energy Solutions (RNG Energy) and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC (PES) announced today that they have completed and executed several contracts including a long-term renewable natural gas sales agreement and site lease agreement to build

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The Yosemite Sam of the Microbial World, Hot Rodded Lichen, BYO Nitrogen, The Microbial Marx Brother, Sexy Hexy and More: The DOE Delves into New Orgamsism for Fuels & Chems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The meanest, nastiest, ornierest, heat-seeking organism ever found that munches biomass and other microbes that got a booster via the DOE’s $40M grants for advanced microbes R&D. And aromatics without the mess, a sky-vacumming organism and

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Colorado Business Owners Indicted For $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice)  A federal grand jury for the District of Colorado has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging two Colorado business owners with conspiring to defraud the United States and to commit money laundering, money laundering and

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California And 16 Other States Are Suing Trump To Stop Him Destroying Emissions Standards

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

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Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States

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

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Researchers Use Light to Turn Yeast into Biochemical Factories

by Lonnie Shekhtman (Princeton University)  ... In a series of experiments, they used light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. The results offer scientists a powerful new tool to probe and understand the inner working

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March Madness: These Colleges are Mad for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board) National Biodiesel Board releases field of "Elite Eight"  --  March Madness kicks off next week, showcasing the very best of college basketball. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has released its own bracket of colleges and universities

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Letter to the Editor: Renewable Fuel Standard Threatens New Jersey Wildlife & Worsens Climate Change

by Kelly M0oij (Audubon Society/Tap Into New Brunswick)  ... A decade removed from RFS beginnings has given ample time for evaluation and it’s time to reform the program. As a start, Congress must work to promote biofuels made from sources other

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School District Achieves 20-Year Milestone with Biodiesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, N.J., this month celebrates the 20-year anniversary of its transition to cleaner-burning biodiesel in its school bus fleet. Medford is the nation's longest continuous user of biodiesel in a student transportation fleet. The

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Carper Leads Letter Requesting FTC Investigate and End RIN Market Manipulation

(Office of Senator Tom Carper) Bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers assert market volatility hurts East Coast refineries like PBF in Delaware City  --  Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, along with a bipartisan, bicameral group of

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Ethanol Has Replaced Oil Trains as Hidden Safety Risk in N.J.

by Curtis Tate (NorthJersey.com)  ... The flammable biofuel is transported in trains that look virtually identical to the oil trains that have attracted so much attention, and controversy, in the country's energy boom of the past decade. But according to federal data, 1

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ExxonMobil Expanding New Jersey Research and Engineering Center

(ExxonMobil/Business Wire)  Expansion will improve collaboration and enhance research and development capabilities; Focus on accelerating development of scalable energy solutions with reduced environmental impact; New facilities include an engine test center and a lubricant research and development blend plant ExxonMobil announced today (October 13, 2017)

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Princeton Grads' Energy Startup Provides Power To Native Americans Protesting Oil Pipeline

by Neil Yeoh (Forbes)  ... Under-resourced and living in makeshift tepees on the off-grid Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp in Mahwah, New Jersey, the Ramapough Lenape Tribe has been doing their best to stand against the construction of the Pipeline. ... In mid-August BoxPower,

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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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