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USDOJ: Owner of Biofuel Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Obstruction

(MediaAlerts)  The owner and manager of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction for his role in a scheme that generated over $6 million in fraudulent tax credits and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewable fuels credits (RIN credits) connected to the

September 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  New York City passes legislation to increase cleaner-burning biodiesel in heating oil  —  The City of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation today that incrementally displaces 20 percent of the heating oil sold within the city

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels And Jet Travel

by Steven Cohen (Huffington Post/Columbia University’s Earth Institute)   …    Even though we can provide information and interact via phone, web and video, there is no substitute for humans sitting together and breaking bread. What can we do about air travel? Last week, Jet Blue demonstrated that it is

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Lockheed Martin Opens Advanced Bioenergy Plant in New York

(Lockheed Martin/Biomass Magazine)  Lockheed Martin opened a new bioenergy facility in Owego, New York, at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 21. The system, which is now completing commissioning, uses Concord Blue’s advanced technology that will convert waste into clean, renewable energy. … This self-sustaining system can transform waste into electricity through

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

City’s Clean Fleet Reaches 500 Vehicles

by David Giambusso (Politico)  New York City’s fleet of vehicles is getting cleaner.  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration will announce on Wednesday morning that it has deployed 500 electric vehicles since it launched its clean fleet initiative last year, with 500 more in the pipeline. … In addition, the city is

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

jetBlue loves you: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to SG Preston

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   jetBlue has announced a 10-year, 330 million gallon renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in aviation history, and the largest, long-term, binding commitment by any airline globally for HEFA (hydro-processed esters and

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

JetBlue Announces One of the Largest Renewable Jet Fuel Purchase Agreements in Aviation History

(JetBlue)  Preparing for a Lower Carbon Future, Airline Partners with SG Preston to Purchase Renewable Jet Fuel;  JetBlue Expects To Take First Delivery of Renewable Jet Fuel In 2019 With A 10-Year Purchase Agreement and the Ability to Lower the Fuel’s Carbon Footprint through the Use of Renewable, Biomass Based

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Clarence Cigarette Company Expands Cannabis Research Program

by  Stephen T. Watson (The Buffalo News)  A Clarence cigarette manufacturer says it has expanded its cannabis research program. The 22nd Century Group said its wholly owned subsidiary, Botanical Genetics, has launched a number of new research projects to develop proprietary cannabis strains that have medical and agricultural uses. Company officials

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Rule Change Proposed to Allow E15 in New York State

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change that would allow fuel sold at the pump to contain a maximum of 15% ethanol compared to 10% currently. The rule includes separate labeling for E10 and E15 pumps.  READ

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step up efforts to shift from fossil fuels. A total of 130 investors, grouped in six

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

NYC to Test Renewable Diesel

(Government-Fleet)  New York City plans to test the use of renewable diesel in its fleet across at least four departments and in several hundred vehicles in 2017 to help meet Mayor Bill de Blasio’s aggressive pledge to cut emissions from city fleet vehicles. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program Awards Vouches to Five Bioenergy Companies

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awarded $8 million worth of research vouchers to 43 small businesses, of which five were related to bioenergy: Avatar Sustainable Technologies, Syracuse, New York Avatar Sustainable Technologies will work with the with National Renewable Energy

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

NYC Department of Sanitation Fleet Highlighted for Use of Clean Fuel, New Technologies

by Cole Rosengren (Waste Dive)  Fleet Owner recently profiled the many advancements of New York’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) fleet. This includes more than 2,000 collection vehicles and a variety of other units such as mechanical brooms, salt spreaders, and snow melters. All diesel-powered vehicles now use B20 biodiesel blend and more than half

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

NASCAR Uses Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility for Race Fuel

(WSYR-TV)  Plant is exclusive supplier of ethanol for NASCAR’s Green E-15  —  The racing series has a number of Central New York connections helping make it run smoothly, but one local business is literally powering NASCAR. For over a decade, NASCAR teams have been using Sunoco fuel to power their

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Bentley Research Fellow Planning Algae Commercialization

by Joanna Howarth (Algae Industry Magazine)  Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Michael Walsh, a research fellow in Bentley University’s Center for Integration of Science and Industry, who holds a doctorate in biological and environmental engineering, is developing a business commercialization plan to use industrially cultivated

August 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow

by Steve Brachmann (IP Watchdog)  …  Last March, researchers from Western Michigan University (WMU) made a presentation at that year’s national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on how algae could be transformed into biofuels and fertilizer. The WMU system was optimized for use near small farms, sources of

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Biological Wizardry Ferments Carbon Monoxide into Biofuel

(Cornell University/EurekAlert!)  Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide – a common industrial waste gas. “Instead of having the waste go to waste, you make it into something you want,” said Ludmilla Aristilde, assistant professor

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Insights About Green Jobs from Bioenergy 2016

by Janine Finnell (Advanced Biofuels USA/Leaders in Energy) I attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation” conference held in Washington DC from July 12-14, 2016.  There were 17 breakout sessions on topics including bioenergy jobs; startup companies pitching business propositions to investors; advanced feedstocks;

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Three U.S. States Plan Lawsuits over Volkswagen Diesel Pollution

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Three U.S. states plan to unveil new lawsuits against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) on Tuesday tied to the automaker’s sale of diesel vehicles with emissions-cheating software, even after they announced settlements with the German automaker in June. Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said in a news

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Toyota: Let’s Go Places with Anellotech, Bio-Places That Is

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Toyota Tsusho was identified this week as a multinational strategic equity investor in Anellotech and corporate partner in the renewable aromatic chemicals supply chain. Toyota Tsusho is a member of the Toyota Group and is one of the major value chain partners

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the first city in San Diego County to switch its fleet of diesel-powered vehicles to a 100 percent renewable fuel made entirely of waste vegetable oil and animal fats. Renewable diesel,

July 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin Are Better for Biofuels

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures. Lignin is a natural component of plant cell walls, the scaffolding that surrounds each cell and plays a pivotal role in plants’ ability to grow against gravity

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Tompkins Recycling Center Will Now Recycle Fat, Oil, Grease Waste into Biofuel

(Ithaca Voice)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at the Recycling & Solid Waste Center for fats, oils and grease (FOG) left over from prepared foods. The FOG collection station is part of the newly redesigned food scraps drop

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the Gen-1 ethanol fleet, and have implications for everything from passenger cars to jets. #15 Vertimass  and Byogy #14 Croda #13 Hummingbird #12 Alliance BioEnergy #11 GeoSynFuels #10 BioProcess Algae #9 xF

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is Less,” the ads illustrate that Americans can significantly reduce carbon emissions and other pollution by

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Research Assesses AD’s Ability to Remove Drugs, Germs from Manure

by Charlotte Hsu (University at Buffalo/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing the occurrence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, genes tied to resistance, and antibiotic residues—traces of

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks. The finding could help tackle climate change, especially in countries such as India that have lots of basalt rock and little sedimentary rock suitable for CO2 storage.

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

New Liquid Fuel Research & Training Center Opened

(National Oilheat Research Alliance)  The National Oilheat Research Alliance and two Oilheating associations recently celebrated the opening of a new research and training facility designed specifically for Oilheating fuels and renewabls, such as and Bioheat® fuel. Located in Plainview, NY, on Long Island, the 3,500-square-foor facility is operated by NORA

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

RIT Partners with Synergy Biogas on Algae Project

(Algae Industry Magazine) Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Jeff Lodge, associate professor in RIT’s Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is running the three-month pilot program at Synergy Biogas – a high-tech anaerobic digester

June 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT. 642 on May 25. The legislation would ensure more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the use of biodiesel in home heating oil. The bill would increase biodiesel use from the

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. The funds come through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to Xingen Lei, professor of molecular nutrition at Cornell University. Lei, who has been studying algae’s nutritional benefits for years, is now focused on the use of the defatted and dried

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Grant Helps Project Realize “Ultra-Productive” Biofuel Crops, Attract Investors

by Claire Benjamin (University of Illinois) … The University of Illinois and the University of Florida have been awarded a third round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to realize ultra-productive biofuel crops. … Nearly $300,000 of plus-up funds will sustain the research project called

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA, DOE Partner to Invest $10 Million in Green Energy Research

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the joint investment of $10 million towards research that will drive more efficient biofuels production and agricultural feedstock improvements. These awards were made through the

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Delivers Clean Air Benefits to the Mid-Atlantic Region

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Looking toward to the future, (Diesel Technology Forum executive director Allen) Schaeffer noted in the next decade that diesel would remain the prime mover for the global economy, but that new engines would be far more efficient and have lower greenhouse gas emissions.  He predicted substantial gains

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Renmatix Turns Biomass into Sugars for Industrial Use

(NewBIO/Cooperative Extension System)  Technology patented by Renmatix enables the manufacture of industrial sugars from biomass on a scale that is commercially cost-effective. Table of Contents Introduction From Biomass to Sugars Benefits of Supercritical Water Customers Rebuild Biorefiners based on Plantrose™ Process Building a Renewable Economy For More Information Contributors to

May 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Energy Programs Enable New Feedstock Production To Help Fuel the Biobased Economy

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Congress changed mandatory funding for two key bioenergy programs – despite their tangible successes – through its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Omnibus spending bill. USDA’s Section 9003 Loan Guarantee Program and the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) were capped well below the funding

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Investigation Broadens into whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week, ostensibly to announce their support for President Obama’s efforts to combat global warming and to underscore their intention to collaborate on investigations involving climate-related issues. But the undercurrent of Tuesday’s public announcement,

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

by Bill McKibben (The Nation) Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.   …   Meet methane, otherwise known as CH4.  In February, Harvard researchers published an explosive paper in Geophysical Research Letters. Using satellite data and ground observations, they concluded that the nation as a

March 28, 2016 Read Full Article

A Look at Six State Proposals to Tax Carbon

by Peter Vail and Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)  As the political likelihood of passing comprehensive national climate policy has remained low, many states have taken up the mantle. This devolution of climate policy has been further reinforced by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) efforts to regulate carbon dioxide from

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Future for Diesel Passenger Vehicles in U.S. Remains Positive Despite Recent Set Backs

(Diesel Technology Forum)  While diesel passenger vehicles sales have decreased in recent months, there are some positive signs that indicate diesel sales will recover and expand in the coming years, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Schaeffer made his comments during a speech to

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass Goes from Golden Age to the Brink of Demise

by Marc Heller (E&E Publishing/ClimateWire)  … In California, once home to 66 biomass plants, about 30 remain in business, dashing the hopes of orchard growers looking for places to sell downed trees and branches. “When oil is less than $30 a barrel, it’s going to be extremely difficult to compete in

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs  —  August 15-17 at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, New York

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs — August 15-17 at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, New York

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs provide professional development and hands-on teaching tools for educators (grades 6 – 16, in-service and pre-service teachers and extension educators) who want to learn and teach about the Bioenergy systems currently in use and under development in the United States. Three will be offered in

March 1, 2016 Read Full Article

JetBlue Joins The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials/BusinessWire)  As the First U.S. Airline Member, JetBlue Joins this Coalition of Global Companies to Research the Sustainability of Aviation Biofuels  —  JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today announced it has joined The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). As the first U.S. airline member, JetBlue joins 100 other like-minded

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

A.G. Schneiderman Reaches Agreement With Buffalo Biodiesel Over Lawsuits Targeting Small Businesses

(Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman)  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with Buffalo Biodiesel, a company that collects cooking oil waste and converts it into biodiesel, over claims that the company filed lawsuits against hundreds of small businesses across Western New York and several surrounding states. The

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Taking a Bite out of Emissions in the Big Apple

by Tom Slunecka (Biodiesel Magazine/Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council) … For those of us old enough to remember the 1970s (I thought I’d never be old enough to write that), America’s cities often fought a losing, or possibly lukewarm, battle against air pollution. The images of smog and black air rising

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

2 House Members File To Form Bipartisan Caucus On Climate (Yes, They’re Both From S. Florida)

(DemocraticUnderground.com)  Two congressmen — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) and Rep. Theodore Deutch (D), both of Florida, filed paperwork this week to create the Climate Solutions Caucus. The group plans to look at options to address climate change and will serve “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article
  X ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference  —  May 18, 2016  —  New York, NY

X ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference — May 18, 2016 — New York, NY

Aiming to discuss the main issues of the global Sugar and Ethanol industries and to bring together representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and DATAGRO will held, on May 18th, 2016 the 10th edition of

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Climate Champions, Career Long-Achievements

(National Biodiesel Board)  Climate benefits, reducing emissions common vein throughout industry awards  —  Biodiesel has many benefits, but its ability to reduce emissions was a main theme of this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards. Landmark climate efforts, heavy duty vehicle market dominance, and lifetime careers dedicated to the advancement

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to develop a college degree in algal biology, technology and cultivation as well as an aquaculture

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy to Lead Competition DEADLINE: April 4, 2016

(New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Energy to Lead competition in October 2015 to challenge colleges and universities to develop innovative plans for clean energy projects. The REV Campus Challenge is issuing the Energy to Lead competition to challenge institutions and student-led

January 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

NYC Council Member Sold on Biodiesel Benefits

by by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  New York City officials are looking for ways to increase the required blend of biodiesel in fuel.  New York City Council Member Costa Constantanides tells Brownfield Ag News that the current standard of a two percent biodiesel blend is doing what it was intended

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Energy Management Teaching Assistantships DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

The SUNY ESF Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) is seeking qualified students to serve as Teaching Assistants to assist with teaching natural resources policy and law courses. Selected students will be teaching assistants for two courses each semester (approximately 20 hours per week). We seek students with thesis

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Willow Harvesting Updates

by Justin Heavey and Armen R. Kemanian (Northeast Bioenergy Extension Blog)  The harvest season for willow biomass crops in the northeast is progressing across multiple sites, utilizng new harvesting technology developed by NEWBio researchers at SUNY-ESF in cooperation with industrial partner New Holland Agriculture. Together these partners have developed a woody crops cutting header that

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Lehigh Valley Biofuel Entrepreneurs Charged in $50M Federal Scam

by Kurt Bresswein (Lehigh Valley Live)  The owners of a Lehigh Valley company are accused of scamming taxpayers out of about $50 million in payments, subsidies and other benefits paid out for purportedly turning cooking oil into biofuel. David Dunham, 35, of Bethlehem, and Ralph Tommaso, 46, of Warren Township, New

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Sunoco Ethanol Plant in Volney Receives NYS REDC Grant to Support Construction of Barley Malting Facility

(SatPRNews.com/Marketwired)  $9.1 Million Project to Be Supported by $700,000 Regional Economic Development Council Grant —  The Sunoco Fulton Ethanol manufacturing facility in Volney, N.Y. has received a Central New York Regional Economic Development Grant in the amount of $700,000 as part of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $1.5 Billion

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Benefits of One of the Oldest Technologies Still in Use

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Thanks to decades of innovation, clean diesel technology is helping to deliver significant reductions in GHG emissions and is a major feature of the U.S. climate commitment outlined in the INDC that explains how the U.S. will cut GHG emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025.

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Illinois Awarded Grant to Support Sorghum Research

(University of Illinois/Biomass Magazine)  The University of Illinois has been awarded a 3-year, $5 million grant from the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as part of its OPEN 2015 funding initiative (ARPA-E OPEN). Under Principal Investigator Andrew Leakey, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, the interdisciplinary and multi-institutional team intends to increase

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Aromatics Ascending: IFP Energies Nouvelles, Axens to Accelerate Bio-BTX via Anellotech Partnership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens said they have completed construction on a fully-integrated development and testing plant, “TCat-8”, for the production of bio-based paraxylene, benzene, toluene, ortho-xylene and meta-xylene (BTX), from non-food sources. Anellotech is now ready to commence installation onsite. Operational in

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article
  Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street 2016   —   June 21-22, 2016   —   New York, NY

Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street 2016 — June 21-22, 2016 — New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street 2016 expects more than 600 participants at the Grand Hyatt New York for two days of unparalleled networking. Join us as industry leaders take the stage to provide inside information on where the renewable energy industry is going, who’s making deals, and how to secure financing for your

December 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Key United States Cities’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies Rely on New Diesel Technology & Renewable Fuels

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New York City Joins San Francisco and Oakland In Embracing New Blends Of Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Fuels —  In light of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced a major initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s large fleet of

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Can’t Take the Cold

by Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  Batteries generate power less efficiently as temperatures drop.  —  … The trouble is, except for Oregon, none of the states have California’s temperate weather. The batteries used by the greener cars generate electricity from chemical reactions that work less efficiently as temperatures drop. In tests conducted by the

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

More Efficient Way of Converting Ethanol Leads to Better Alternative Fuel

(University of Rochester)  New Catalysts Lead to Near Total Conversion  —  … But now a research team, led by William Jones at the University of Rochester, has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts. … In fact, Jones was

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Columbia Journalism Dean Fires Back At ExxonMobil: Allegations ‘Unsupported By Evidence’

by Jordan Chariton  (The Wrap)  Steve Coll disputes oil company’s allegations that postgraduate students’ story misled regarding Exxon ignoring risks of climate change Columbia University Journalism school’s Dean of Students Steve Coll fired back on Tuesday at Exxon Mobil’s allegations that postgraduate students misrepresented the company’s track record on climate

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Bio BTX Molecules Coming Your Way: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Anellotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used petrochemicals; benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX), are used to make plastics for consumer goods such as beverage bottles and packaging,

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Pyromaniax Update: Anellotech Raises $7M from Mystery Investor, Takes on Key Scale-Up Data Task

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will fund 25M high unit, Operational in 2016, to confirm viability of confirm viability Bio-TCat process for scale-up In New York, Anellotech revealed that it had raised $7M of its current $10M investment round from a single investor, described as a “new, multinational corporate strategic

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Portland, Oregon Rejects Fossil Fuels in Landmark Resolution

(SustainableBusiness.com)  Yesterday, NY State took a stand against fossil fuels by rejecting a LNG plant, and now Portland, Oregon issued a landmark resolution that prevents new fossil infrastructure. The city council’s unanimous resolution – the toughest fossil fuel export policy in the US – directs staff to propose modified codes that prevent coal, gas or oil from being transported or stored

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Leaf Rust (Melampsora) Resistance in Shrub Willow (Salix) Bioenergy Crops

by  Larry Smart and Christine Smart (US Department of Energy Genomics Science Program)  The generation of renewable energy and the manufacture of biobased products can significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and begin to limit the impacts of global climate change. Biomass from sustainably grown dedicated energy crops is a

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Payne Leads House Members in Calling on EPA to Protect Biofuels Volume Requirement

(Office if Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.)  As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizes proposed rules under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 15 of his House colleagues urged the agency not to reduce the biofuels volume requirement, which annually mandates how much

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Biotechnology Company Seeks $26 Million in Public Funding

by Bill Hanna (Mesabi Daily News)  Mountain Iron intended home for Sweetwater Energy project  —  The Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board on Friday will consider authorizing $26 million in public money for a startup biotechnology company in Rochester, N.Y., that wants to locate a facility in Mountain Iron. The public

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Council Members, Oil Lobby Square off in Tense Hearing on Biofuel Bills

by David Giambusso (Politico New York)  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tacitly endorsed two bills to increase the use of biofuel citywide, but a Monday hearing on them grew heated nonetheless when oil lobby representatives showed up to challenge them. Both Intros 642 and 880 would expand the use of

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article
  Third Annual Forest Investment Conference  —  March 15-16, 2016  —  New York, NY

Third Annual Forest Investment Conference — March 15-16, 2016 — New York, NY

RISI and DANA have combined forces to bring together the most compelling conference for the financial community and those engaged in tracking companies and assets or who own and manage timberlands. The Investment conference will broaden its horizons this year focusing not just on the North American investment trends and

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

3D Ocean Farm Creator Wins 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

by Karissa Rosenfield (Arch Daily)  The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has announced GreenWave as the winner of its 2015 Fuller Challenge – “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.” The non-profit is responsible for designing the world’s first multi-species 3D ocean farms with the intent to “restore ocean ecosystems and create jobs in coastal communities by transforming fishers into

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Alfred State Receives $1 Million for Biorefinery Center

(Alfred State/Biomass Magazine)  New York Sen. Catharine Young announced  that she has secured $1 million in state aid to help establish the Bio-refinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville. The proposed BDCC will be used to further advance research of the

October 2, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Home Heating Oil Industry Using Biodiesel to Revive and Reinvent Itself

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The heating oil market is well established along the East Coast with approximately 6.2 million homes relying on it during the winter. But progressive states in that region are looking to move towards renewable fuels and have issued mandates in New York, Connecticut, Rhode

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Incentives to Establish Biomass Crops

(US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that enrollment begins today for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for energy or biobased products within designated projects areas. The funds are available from the

August 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Minnesota Biodiesel Demand Getting Warmer

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Representatives of the East Coast home heating fuel market are begging for biodiesel produced in Minnesota. The state Soybean Growers Association and Research and Promotion Council are hosting a group from states including New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts interested in using bioheat. Executive director

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Tires From a Desert Shrub Found in the U.S.

by Diane Cardwell (New York Times)  For years, tire industry executives, as well as government officials and scientists, have sought a domestic source for natural rubber to escape the price fluctuations of imports and, more recently, to avoid petroleum, which is used to make synthetic rubber. Now, Cooper Tire and

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Meet the Companies Trying to Break our Plastic Addiction

by Phil McKenna (Green Biz)  The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be used to produce a wide variety of common

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

VIDEO: Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected

(US Department of Energy)  “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while ensuring it is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. From farmers and families in the Midwest,

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

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 to study the extraction, development and commoditization of various products

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants

TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects uniquely integrate agriculture, information technology, and engineering communities to design and apply new tools for the development of improved varieties of energy sorghum, a crop

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article
  Empire Farm Days — August 11-12, 2015 — Seneca Falls, NY

Empire Farm Days — August 11-12, 2015 — Seneca Falls, NY

Empire Farm Days is YOUR place for seeing the latest innovations, newest technologies and cutting-edge techniques for your farming operations. Whether you are interested in expanding your business, improving your efficiency or increasing your profitability Empire Farm Days is the place to form strategies and get the tools. If your

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

New Holland Agriculture Expands Offerings for Biomass Harvest and Handling

(Extension.org)  Renewable energy production options are growing thanks to expanded farm equipment capabilities for harvesting biofuel feedstocks like shrub willow. — Harvesting is the single most expensive operation in the production of shrub willow biomass, accounting for about 30% of costs over the life cycle of the crop (20-plus years). In

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Used as Home Heating Fuel

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is developing a marketplace for biodiesel as a home heating fuel. CEO Tom Slunecka says while many homes in the U.S. are heated by natural gas or propane, that’s not normally the case on the East Coast. “On the East

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy in Rockland: Hearing on Stony Point Biofuel Plant

by Akiko Matsuda (Lohud.com)  …  New Planet Energy, which specializes in renewable-energy production using waste materials, along with local developer MBC Contractors, wants to build a waste-to-energy facility in an industrial zone off Holt Drive. The proposal has been welcomed by Stony Point officials as a potential major commercial taxpayer. But

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

New Holland Partners with State University of New York on Biomass Research

(New Holland)  Following the United States Department of Energy’s announcement to award State University of New York up to $3.5 million to fund a research project that seeks to develop ways to reduce the cost of delivering biomass for refinement, New Holland Agriculture announced plans to assist SUNY researchers in

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

State Board Grants Provisional Charter for NY Climate Museum

by Jim Fitzgerald (Associated Press)  The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said.  The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Double A Willow Strengthens Biomass Supply Chain by Providing Willow Plantings to Biofuels Industry

(Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium – NEWBio)  As the largest supplier of shrub willow planting stock in the United States, Double A Willow is a critical link between research and the commercial development of renewable energy. … Double A Willow in Fredonia, New York, is the main source of shrub willow

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

US Coachways Reaches $10,000 Donation Mark with NBF

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  A major motorcoach company has topped $10,000 in donations to the National Biodiesel Foundation. This makes the company, US Coachways, the single largest donor that is independent of the biodiesel industry to date. The foundation is dedicated to advancing support for biodiesel through research, education and outreach.

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

State Releases Final Fracking Statement

by Scott Waldman (Capital New York) … The Department of Environmental Conservation released the 2,000-page final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for fracking, which opponents and proponents around the country have been awaiting since Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in December. … At least ten days from now the

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Renmatix Acquires Mascoma Demonstration Plant in New York

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Another step towards commercial scale, aimed at “secure supply” of cellulose-lignin solids for Renmatix’ Georgia facility Renmatix announced that it has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma corporation’s 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rome, NY. The new Feedstock Processing Facility (FPF) is dedicated

May 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Sweetwater Energy Raises $10M; Begins Ramp-Up to First Commercial

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweetwater Energy announced it has closed on a $10 million bridge loan. The loan closed as Sweetwater said that it is now opening its Series B investor round to begin construction of a first commercial facility. Sweetwater make quite a splash with a series of high-profile

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

On Campuses, a Fossil-Fuel Divestment Movement

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post originally posted December 2013; includes 2015 updates)  A divestment movement is marching across U.S. college campuses, borrowing tactics from the 1980s anti-apartheid campaign and using them against oil, gas and coal companies to fight climate change. Students are teaming with investment advisers to convince

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Look, up in the Sky! The Best of the Aviation Biofuels Slides from ABLC 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best.  At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviaiton — and numerous producers elsewhere on the program are producing aviation biofuels as a party

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Five Harvesting Technologies are Making Biofuels More Competitive in the Marketplace

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It may look like ordinary farm equipment, but take a second look. This innovative machinery was developed with Energy Department funding to help biofuels become more affordable. Looking more closely at this image and accompanying infographic, you can see that this combination harvester both harvests and

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:  Can cover crops play a role in shrub willow establishment for weed and nutrient management?       March 10, 2015

WEBINAR: Can cover crops play a role in shrub willow establishment for weed and nutrient management? March 10, 2015

Speaker:  Eric Fabio, Cornell University:  Controlling weed competition is a critical component of shrub willow establishment due to low planting density and initially poor competitive ability.  Recommendations formed in the US fifteen years ago stress the need for cultivation and herbicides that leave the soil surface exposed for long periods

March 2, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Ocean Circulation Change: Sea level Spiked for Two Years along Northeastern North America

(Science Daily/University of Arizona)  Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed. The unusual spike in sea level caused flooding along the northeast coast of North America and was independent of any hurricanes or winter storms. A new

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Catsimatidis Trying to Slip Pricey Biofuels Mandate into Budget

by Fredric U. Dicker (New York Post)  … Senate Republicans, under pressure from maverick supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis, are trying to slip a “green biofuels” mandate into Gov. Cuomo’s new budget that could add $150 million a year to heating costs in New York, business sources have told The Post. … But

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

RIT Prof’s Reputation in Waste Reaches Trump Organization

by James Goodman (Democrat & Chronicle)  Jeffrey Lodge is finding a niche at Rochester Institute of Technology as a go-to guy for finding new uses for waste. An associate professor of biological sciences, Lodge knows what it takes to break down a wide range of wastes and how to maximize

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article
  ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference     May 13, 2015   New York, NY

ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 13, 2015 New York, NY

Aiming to bring together the main representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and DATAGRO will held, on May 13th, 2015 the 9th edition of the ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference. Consecrated

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Bill Would Mandate More Biofuel in Home Heating Oil

by Erin Durkin (New York Daily News)  A new City Council bill would require heating oil used in city buildings to contain at least 5% cleaner biofuel by next year.  And the mandate would jump to 20% by 2030, under legislation being introduced by Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Queens) this week.

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article
  REFF-Wall Street 2015   June 24-25   New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street 2015 June 24-25 New York, NY

The Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) is the premier renewable energy financing convening in the U.S.  Join top industry CEOs, and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance. The event draws an especially

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

NEWBio Funds Five Seed Grants to Advance Project Goals, Expand Northeast Bioenergy

(NEWBio) Five cooperative projects have been funded that advance NEWBio goals and fill in key knowledge gaps related to bioenergy crop expansion in the Northeast U.S: Abandoned Ag. Lands in the Northeast U.S.:  A GIS-based Analysis of Estimates, Causes, and Envisioned Uses In short: Addresses uncertainties in current land availability

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Champions, Career Long-Achievements

(The National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … NBB recognizes the 2015 “Eye on Biodiesel” award winners this week. The honorees are: Innovation Tom Butcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of the premier U.S. DOE national laboratories and the leading technical institution for heating oil research in the world. Butcher is

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Council Members Push to Bring Greener Fuel to the Staten Island Ferry

by Vincent Barone (SI Live)  Conversation has begun between city officials and council members on legislation that would increase the amount of biofuel used in city-owned vessels, including the Staten Island Ferry. Legislation introduced by Queens Councilman Costa Constantinides would require the Staten Island Ferry boats and the Department of Environmental

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article
  Forest Products and Timberland Investment Conference   March 31-April 1, 2015    New York, NY

Forest Products and Timberland Investment Conference March 31-April 1, 2015 New York, NY

Once again, RISI and DANA have combined forces to bring together the most compelling conference for the financial community and those engaged in tracking companies and assets or who own and managing timberlands. The Investment conference will broaden it’s horizons this year focusing not just on the North American investment trends

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Fry-Oil Biofuel Businesses Suffer as Gas Prices Fall

by Natalie O’Neill  (New York Post)  Plunging oil prices mean lean times for the owners of greasy spoons no longer able to cash in on their excess fats, The Post has learned.   When a barrel of crude oil was going for $100 or more, restaurants earned as much as 50 cents

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

UMass Amherst Lignin Research Sheds Light on How Plants Adapt to Environmental Stress

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, new research may advance our understanding of “how the relative proportions of biopolymers,” like lignin, “are controlled in plant tissue”. The study, led by Sam Hazen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was published in Nature on December 24th, and should assist future

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Prof. Publishes Paper on Microbial Biofuel Production

(Hofstra University)  Javier A. Izquierdo, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology, has co-authored a research paper for the publication Biotechnology for Biofuels. The work reported in this paper is of high relevance to the field of microbial biofuel production. Currently, the cellulosic biofuels industry is significantly limited by the ability of industrial

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

$3M Grant Supports Bioenergy Development

(State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry)   Work focuses on making renewable feedstocks more affordable The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded up to $3 million to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) to develop and demonstrate ways to reduce the cost of

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Request for 2015 Research Proposals— DUE Feb. 28, 2015

(New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association)   The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association is requesting proposals for 2015 soybean research and education. Proposals must be received no later than 4 pm on February 28, 2015 at: NYCSGA PO Box 605 Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 or Email: Julia@nycornsoy.com Emailed

December 22, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

New York State Awards Bioenergy Projects with Economic Development Grants

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In New York state, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $709.2 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative.Bioenergy projects that received funding include: Seneca Bioenergy LLC: Seneca Bioenergy was awarded a $250,000

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York

(North Country Public Radio)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said years of research raised “red flags” about the potential health effects of

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Northeast Bioenergy Scholars Program DEADLINE: February 1, 2015

(NewBIO)  The Northeast Bioenergy Scholars Program is an exciting summer research experience program for enthusiastic undergraduates who are interested in exploring bioenergy utilizing cutting-edge techniques. Check out the list of current topics and locations for summer research opportunities. An accepted scholar receives a stipend to help cover living costs during

December 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Develop Advanced Logistics for Bioenergy Feedstocks

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department announced today up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries.  Examples of bioenergy feedstocks include corn stover, switchgrass, and woody biomass. By investing in this type of research,

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Harvesting Poplar to Fuel Green Energy

by Patricia Townsend (Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest)  Fall is harvest season and kicks off AHB’s first harvest of hybrid poplar for bioenergy.  The Jefferson, Oregon and Hayden, Idaho demonstration sites were both harvested at the end of September and early October respectively.  The trees grew rapidly at both sites and were

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

REG Expands Biodiesel Offerings in Northeast, Midwest

(Renewable Energy Group Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is expanding its division that sells heating oil and petroleum diesel along with biodiesel blends by offering additional biofuel blends in New York, Minnesota and Iowa, the company announced Oct. 31. REG Energy Services LLC will offer ultra-low sulfur heating oil and

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article
  Willow Biomass Energy and Alternative Applications Short Course    November 18-19    Syracuse, NY

Willow Biomass Energy and Alternative Applications Short Course November 18-19 Syracuse, NY

This short course will include beginner to intermediate presentations on willow crop production, harvest, utilization for heat and power, alternative applications and environmental benefits with several related tours around the SUNY ESF campus, and an optional harvest demonstration the following day. Who Should Attend? Farmers and land owners interested in

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Economic Analysis of Shrub Willow Biomass Crops

(State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry)  EcoWillow 2.0 is the most comprehensive and up-to-date financial analysis tool for shrub willow biomass crops. Originally released in 2008 after over 20 years of research on shrub willow crops at SUNY-ESF, EcoWillow 2.0 was released in October, 2014,

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…John Reilly, Managing Director, WestPark Capital

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We finance alternative energy companies especially in biofuels and chemicals. … In the next twelve months would like to finance $100 million into alternative energy companies with breakthrough proven technology. … You must go to a different level of understanding to solve the problems caused by

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

US Homeland Security Moves to Tackle Climate Change Risks

by Lisa Anderson (Reuters)  Protecting the infrastructure of American cities from the effects of climate change is rising on the agenda of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a top agency official. “Increasingly, we’ve moved not only from a security focus to a resiliency focus,” said Caitlin Durkovich,

October 3, 2014 Read Full Article

KLM Picks Amyris-Total Renewable Jet Fuel as Climate Takes Center Stage in NY and at the UN

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable jet fuel makes another remove forward — as a new study concludes that delay on implementing RFS2 could be the equivalent of building 5.5 new coal-fired power plants in terms of CO2. In New York, KLM tipped that it intends to fly on Amyris-Total

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

NFR BioEnergy to Develop Bagasse Pellet Projects in Louisiana

(Office of the Governor Bobby Jindal)  Governor Bobby Jindal and Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy announced the company will make a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 sugar refining hubs in South Louisiana, subject to completing lease and biomass agreements with sugar

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

VIII Annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference: Report

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It was fitting that the VIII annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference took place in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The event is sponsored jointly by two distinct organizations. The International Sugar Organization (ISO) offers

September 8, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Greens Launch Pro-Republican Push

by Darren Goode (Politico)  … The Environmental Defense Action Fund is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign to aid green-minded Republicans in the midterm elections, part of a longer-term effort to find GOP partners on priorities like climate change. If it works, it would offer a break from the growing partisan

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President’s Environmental Youth Award, (PEYA) recognizing outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Projects to Improve Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy Production: Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects in 10 States

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (July 17, 2014) announced the selection of 10 projects that are being awarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and biobased

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

How Two Small New York Towns Have Shaken up the National Fight over Fracking

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The multibillion-dollar Anschutz Exploration Corp., which helped make its founder, Philip Anschutz, one of the richest men in America, filed a lawsuit three years ago against Dryden, a small town in Upstate New York. The issue: Dryden was sitting on top of some of the best

July 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Delta Signs with Carbon War Room to Advance Renewable Jet Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Delta Air Lines is partnering with the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit organization founded by Sir Richard Branson, in an effort to accelerate low-carbon jet fuel production worldwide. This is part of the global carrier’s commitment to environmental accountability, transparency and carbon emission reduction. The

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Cornell University Center Funds 4 Bioenergy Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Cornell University’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has awarded $1.4 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 12 new university projects, including several related to biomass and bioenergy production. One of the 12 project aims to produce bioenergy from manure. According to

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals: NEWBio Webinar Report

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The June edition of the Northeast bioenergy webinar series by Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) featured Kwesi Boateng – Lead Scientist at the United States Department of Energy, Agricultural Research Service, (USDA-ARS) Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. He discussed the thermochemical conversion of

June 13, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

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 to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Aftermath of Climate Change: National Landmarks at Risk

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the impact of climate change becoming evident by the day, many of the United States iconic landmarks are at risk as never before. On the 20th of May, 2014, The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

May 23, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

With RENEW, University at Buffalo Researchers Are Tackling Major Issues Related to Energy, Water and the Environment

by Cory Nealon (University at Buffalo)  Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation. Examining what incentives prompt people to buy hybrid cars. These seemingly disparate activities are not disparate at all – in fact,

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

The Pyromaniax: Anellotech Starts up Pearl River BTX Pilot Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Meets December 2013 commitment to be able to provide BTX developmental quantities to strategic partners.   Plant begins production of 1 kg quantities of BTX, now available to support Anellotech’s ongoing business development activities and strategic partners’ downstream programs. In New York, Anellotech announced start-up of

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

RI Producer To Supply Biodiesel For America's Newest Tall Ship

by Tall Ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry (Biodiesel Magazine) While lathes are turning in Washington State, dozens of riggers have begun working on the standing rigging that will faithfully support the three masts of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. The 200-foot square-rigged Tall Ship is Rhode Island’s official Sailing Education Vessel, the

May 6, 2014 Read Full Article
  REFF-Wall Street  June 25-26, 2014  New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street June 25-26, 2014 New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S.  Attendees of this event include CEOs and other senior company officials, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance. The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of

April 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Study Raises New Concerns about Emissions from Shale Gas Wells

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (FuelFix)  Researchers found higher-than-expected emissions of a potent greenhouse gas emanating from Pennsylvania wells, according to a study published Monday that adds to concerns about the environmental footprint of natural gas. The study, conducted by Purdue and Cornell universities and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy

April 15, 2014 Read Full Article

First Functional 'Designer' Chromosome in Yeast Is Synthesized

(NYU Langone Medical Center/Biomass Magazine)   An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, director of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the emerging field of synthetic biology, designing microorganisms to produce novel medicines, raw materials for food,

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

X-Crobes: Kuraray Invests in Amyris, What’s Next for Synth-Bio and Performance Molecules?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In California, Amyris and Kuraray announced the expansion and extension of their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene, Amyris’s brand of renewable farnesene. Amyris and Kuraray launched the collaboration in 2011 with an initial focus on using Biofene-based polymers to replace petroleum-derived feedstocks

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Summary: Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Extension.org)  Grown for biofuel, energy-efficient shrub willow sequesters carbon below-ground, life-cycle assessment shows.  Shrub willow is a short-rotation woody biomass crop that could be an important part of our renewable energy future. By sequestering carbon in below-ground biomass, it can offset any greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created during its production and

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Hydro Dynamics Cavitation Reactor Installed at Pilot Plant

(Hydro Dynamics/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Hydro Dynamics Inc. of Rome, Ga., has announced that a ShockWave Power Reactor has been purchased and installed in a commercial cellulosic pilot plant in Italy. The SPR was purchased after successful lab testing on extraction of cellulose from corn fiber and straw. In cellulosic ethanol agricultural

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article
  VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference    May 14, 2014    New York, NY

VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 14, 2014 New York, NY

The International Sugar Organization and DATAGRO have chosen the Starlight Roof, at the Waldorf Astoria, as the perfect location to organize their VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference. Its elegance and symbolic meaning to the business community of New York, and the entire world, reflect the same consideration and care

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Catsimatidis to Turn Grease into Gold with Greenpoint Biodiesel Plant

(The New York World)  Permit pending for long-delayed facility on Newtown Creek that would transform food oil into vehicle fuel New York City’s first large-scale biodiesel fuel production facility is slated to come to Greenpoint, courtesy of former Republican mayoral candidate and Gristedes magnate John Catsimatidis. Catsimatidis-owned United Biofuels is

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

E85 Station Availability Growing, Particularly outside Midwest

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new U.S. Energy Information Administration brief shows that the number of E85 retail fueling station has grown rapidly since 2007, with the most recent growth in states outside the Midwest, particularly California and New York. Of all the retail stations in the U.S.,

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

The Sugar Producers

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sweetwater Energy and Proterro, two companies using widely different approaches, aim for low-cost sugar that may give today’s corn ethanol plants a glide path into advanced ethanol production. They’re in different stages, but share similar promise. Fundamentally, ethanol production is about feeding the insatiable

March 12, 2014 Read Full Article

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