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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Federal Programs in Support of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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U.S. Energy, Ohio Transit System Sign Long-Term RNG Supply Agreement

by Jay Miller (NGT News)  U.S. Energy, a provider of refined products, alternative fuels and environmental credits, signed a long-term renewable natural gas (RNG) supply agreement with the Canton, Ohio-based Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), a low/no-emission public transit system. Under

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With 'Record Droughts' in Income Predicted, Ohio Farmers Look to New Markets for Ethanol

by Jordan Laird (Columbus Dispatch) ... Facing headwinds, Miller (Jon Miller, a grain farmer in Fairfield County) said Ohio corn farmers are hopeful that new markets for ethanol fuel will provide some relief. Airlines are forging ahead with plans to transition to use ethanol to

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Senate Tailpipe Rule Vote Fails Despite Dem Defections

by Manuel Quinones and Emma Dumain (Politico Pro E&E News PM)  Critics of EPA's new emissions rule for cars and small trucks suffered a defeat in the Senate on Thursday afternoon. The chamber rejected Finance ranking member Mike Crapo's legislation, S. 4072, against

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

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

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D.C. Circuit Upholds California Clean Air Act Waiver

by Lesley Clark (E&E News) The ruling is a major boost to the Golden State’s ability to set tough tailpipe emissions standards — and the Biden administration’s climate agenda.   -- An influential federal appeals court has allowed California to retain its longstanding

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FAA Invests $27 Million on Research to Reduce Emissions and Noise

(Federal Aviation Administration)  Research teams from universities nationwide are working on a variety of aviation environmental topics including sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft emissions, and noise impacts with support from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. The FAA is awarding $27.2 million to

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U.S. Energy and SARTA Sign a Long-Term RNG Supply Agreement

(SARTA)  U.S. Energy™, a leading provider of refined products, alternative fuels, and environmental credits, signed a long-term renewable natural gas (RNG) supply agreement with the Canton, Ohio-based Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), one of the nation’s leading low/no-emission public transit systems. Under

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

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

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Brown, Ricketts Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Use of Biofuels

(Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH))  Legislation Would Open New Markets for Ohio Farmers, Producers  --  U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pete Ricketts (R-NE) introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel for Ocean-Going Vessels Act to open new markets for farmers in Ohio and across the

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Brown Successfully Pushes Treasury to Fix Proposed Rule to Support American Biogas Manufacturing

(Offfice of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)) Brown Called on Treasury to Act on the Proposed Rules; Changes Will Support Domestic Energy Production and Help Create American Jobs -- Following U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) push, the U.S. Department of Treasury agreed to revise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Chemicals and Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global renewable chemical and materials producers in shifting towards low carbon alternatives — new processes, novel molecules with enhanced properties  for green hydrogen, Methanol, plant-based meats

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

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

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Velocys Secures US$40MM of Growth Capital and Begins New Chapter as a Private Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technology Company

(Velocys) Velocys, a leading sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) technology company, announces that it has begun a new chapter following the completion of its take-private on 18 January 2024. As part of the transaction, a new consortium of growth investors, including Carbon

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AFPM Launches Campaign on EV Rules

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

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Working Together: Southwest Airlines' 5 Main Partners for SAF production & Sourcing`

by Omar Memon (Simple Flying)  Southwest Airlines aims to scale the use of SAF in its commercial operations. -- - Southwest Airlines has established partnerships with Neste, SAFFIRE, Velocys, Marathon Petroleum, and Phillips 66 to implement sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). - 

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Ohio House Passes Biofuel Tax Credit Bill, Aims to Boost E15 Sales

(Crawford County Now) The Ohio House of Representatives has passed House Bill 324, a measure that introduces a temporary non-refundable tax credit of 5 cents per gallon on sales of E15 and higher blended biofuels. The bill, championed by State Representatives

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Free Classroom Curriculum Resources from GrowNextGen

(GrowNextGen) Explore, download and share these proven real-world educational resources to help bring science and agriculture to life in your classroom. Relevant and engaging, you’ll find useful, easy-to-implement lesson plans and activities. GrowNextGen was launched in 2014 with funding from the Ohio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Growth Energy Voices Support for Ohio Tax Credit for Higher Biofuel Blends

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy, the nation's largest biofuels trade association, submitted testimony today to the Ohio House of Representatives and its Ways and Means Committee voicing support for House Bill 324, which would provide a tax credit to incentivize

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Congress Watches from Sidelines as Courts Set Ethanol Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Sheetz Offering Gas for under $2 per Gallon to Travelers this Thanksgiving

by Asher Notheis (Washington Examiner) One of the most popular gas station chains in the United States is offering a steep discount on its gas for the week of Thanksgiving, providing some financial relief to those traveling for the holiday. Sheetz will be offering its

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Biodiesel Usage in the Winter Months

(Ohio Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net)  Scott Fenwick of Clean Fuels Alliance America visits with Dale about biodiesel usage in the winter months, myths surrounding cold weather usage and how availability continues to grow for cleaner-burning fuels.  READ MORE

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Bret Davis Discusses His on Farm Use of Biodiesel

(Ohio Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net)  Delaware County Soybean Producer Bret Davis visits with Dale about the positive impact biodiesel has in his farming operation.  READ MORE; includes AUDIO  

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Vision RNG and WIN Waste Innovations to Convert Landfill Gases Into Renewable Natural Gas at Two Large Ohio Landfills

(Vision RNG/WIN Waste Innovations/Business Wire) Collaboration will offset fossil fuels, seek to reduce more than 120,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and help fulfill the growing demand for renewable fuel; Projects will help bolster local employment with new construction jobs and

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RFA Thanks Lawmakers for Bipartisan SAF Legislation Promoting Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) and others for the introduction in the House of the Farm to Fly Act, which would help sustainable aviation fuels create new markets for America’s farmers. Among its provisions, the

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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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Louis Dreyfus Company Announces Construction of a Soybean Processing Plant in Ohio, US

(Louis Dreyfus Company) Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) announced today the construction of a soybean processing plant in Upper Sandusky (OH), US, with integrated crushing, vegetable oil refining and lecithin production and packaging capabilities.    “This strategic development will further strengthen LDC’s core

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GE Honda Aero Continues Neat SAF Tests

by Matt Thurber (AIN online) GE Honda Aero Engines, which manufactures the HF120 engine for the HondaJet HA420, has completed a second test running 100 percent (neat) sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The testing included evaluating the effects of lean blow-out characteristics. The

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Biofuel Boom to Push US Soy Meal Exports to Record High

by Kim Chipman and Tarso Veloso Ribeiro (Bloomberg)  Oil from crushed soybeans is key ingredient in green diesel; Soy meal byproduct shipments to pass record in 2024, US says -- Shipments of US soybean meal to other countries are expected to climb to a

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Launch of 52,500 sq ft State-of-the-Art Technology Facility in Ohio

(Velocys) Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, is delighted to announce the launch of its new 52,500 sq. ft technology facility in Plain City, Ohio that will house the reactor core assembly and catalysis operations which form a critical part of

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

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

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Arkansas, Oklahoma Push Delay for E15 Petition

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

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

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

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

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

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A Drop in Emissions, and a Jobs Bonanza? Critics Question Benefits of a Proposed Hydrogen Hub for the Appalachian Region

by Jon Hurdle (Inside Climate News) The potential gains for Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio have not been clearly spelled out, and the science is being challenged, as the Department of Energy prepares to announce the builders of six to 10

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Vance Unveils Legislation Eliminating EV Tax Credits

by Zack Budryk (The Hill) Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) introduced legislation Thursday that would eliminate federal tax credits for electric vehicles, the latest in a series of Republican salvos against EV technology. Vance’s bill, first reported by The Daily Caller, would undo several EV

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Plastics Recycling World Expo North America --- November 15-16, 2023 --- Cleveland, OH

Plastics Recycling World Expo has the largest concentration of plastic recycling related exhibits in the US. Taking place at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, it is co-located with the Plastics Extrusion World Expo and Compounding World Expo and

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Retailers Show Vision in Blazing Trails for Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  More and more retailers are taking the plunge and offering higher ethanol blends around the country, but while it has taken some time to get the larger retail chains to make the move, blazing the trail before

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Auto Week at D.C. Circuit Raises ‘Major Questions’ for EPA

by Lesley Clark (E&E News Climatewire)  A powerful federal appeals court will hear arguments this week in three challenges to the Biden administration’s efforts to curb the largest source of planet-warming pollution in the United States — and the battles have

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Minnesota EV Mandate Lawsuit on Hold

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Federal Judge Stays Minnesota Lawsuit Challenging State's EV Mandate -- A federal judge in Minnesota has stayed an ongoing lawsuit to prevent the state from adopting California's electric-vehicle mandate as a similar case continues in a

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

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

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

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

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Bill Increases Support for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Joshua Baethge (Farm Progress)  Crocket, Miller co-sponsoring Farm to Fuselage Act -- Reps. Jasmine Crockett, D- Texas, and Max Millier, R- Ohio, filed a bill on Friday to increase federal support for sustainable aviation fuel. The Farm to Fuselage Act aims to

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DOE Awards $34 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen

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

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

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

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

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

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State Agency Funds 180-MW ‘Agrivoltaic’ Project in Ohio

by Billy Ludt (Solar Power World) The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) issued $275 million in air quality revenue bonds to finance Madison Fields Solar Project in Madison County, Ohio. “We are excited to partner with local leaders and Madison Fields Solar Project on the

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Students and Faculty at Ohio State Respond to a Bill that Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate Policies

by Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News) “You can say gravity isn't true, but if you step off the cliff, you’re going down,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about restrictions on teaching. ... The wide-ranging bill includes a provision that designates climate policy

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

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

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Biogas: TotalEnergies Acquires a Stake in Ductor to Jointly Develop New Projects Using Its Innovative Technology

(TotalEnergies) TotalEnergies has acquired a 20% stake in Ductor, a Finland-based start-up that has developed an innovative technology to process high-nitrogen organic waste, such as poultry manure, which is usually difficult to use for biomethane production. By allowing the treatment

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Soy Biodiesel Improvements and Availability

(Ohio Ag Net/Ohio Country Journal) Wade Thorson, president, Benchmark Biodiesel Inc, talks about the improvements in performance and availability of Soy Biodiesel thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and the soybean check-off.  LISTEN

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Students Learn about Making Soy Biodiesel through GrowNextGen

(Ohio Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net) Rachel Sanders, Science Instructor, Senior Capstone Advisor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy, taught her 11th grade students about making Soy Biodiesel through the GrowNextGen program. Pictured are two of her 11th grade

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“Amazing to See” Soy Biofuel Opportunities Growing Rapidly

by Dusty Sonnenberg (Ohio Ag Net) Tom Verry, director of outreach and development for Clean Fuels Alliance America, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Dusty Sonnenberg about the rapidly expanding markets and opportunities for soy biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuels. “I’ve

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New Consortium Advances eFuels Technologies

by Erik Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Biobased Diesel Daily)  ... Those abundant wind and corn resources are contributing to the region’s leadership in renewable energy. Every year, Midwest states produce millions of gallons of ethanol and thousands of kilowatt-hours (kWHs)

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It’s a Fact: Consumers Support Ethanol

By Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Americans strongly support expanded use of lower-cost, lower-carbon renewable fuels like ethanol, want greater access to higher ethanol blends, and strongly oppose policies that remove options at the gas pump or the

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Ethanol Blog -- Iowa, Nebraska Attorneys General to Sue EPA on Delay on E15 Rule Unless Effective Date Moved Up

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The attorneys general of Nebraska and Iowa announced their intent to sue the EPA on its proposed E15 rule for eight states, in a certified letter delivered to EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Monday. The states

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Biden to Set in Motion Gasoline Policy Shift to Bolster Ethanol

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg) ... The administration is set to outline its plans to formally propose the change soon, setting the change in motion in time for next year’s summer driving season, according to people familiar with the matter

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Michigan Plant Rebirth Keeps Biodiesel Flowing

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

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KBR Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Technology in Alliance with Swedish Biofuels

(KBR/PR Newswire) KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has launched Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technology in alliance with Swedish Biofuels AB, a technology developer and pioneer in cutting-edge research on biofuels. The alliance extends KBR's decarbonization and energy transition portfolio into the

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Accelerating Domestic Ethanol Use in 2023

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol)  With its D.C. fly-in happening at the end of March, the American Coalition for Ethanol's CEO is optimistic about the industry's ability to make progress on higher ethanol blends, both E15 and E85,

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Dan Cummins

In the fight against climate change and greenhouse gases, there may be an alternative to electric cars. Ethanol ...  Dan Cummins, WTOL  READ MORE; includes VIDEO

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Ethanol Production Plants in Ohio Supply Greenhouse Gas-Reducing Renewable Fuel

by Dan Cummins (WTOL) In the fight against climate change and greenhouse gases, there may be an alternative to electric cars.  ... WTOL 11 got a peek behind the curtain at a POET bioprocessing plant in Leipsic, Ohio. Plants are

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Spinning Food Processing Waste into 'Gold' -- Study Proposes Profitable Ways to Repurpose Industrial Waste

by Emily Caldwell (Science Daily/Ohio State University) Scientists have taken the first step at estimating the best large-scale uses for food processing waste, first analyzing its contents and, based on those findings, proposing production opportunities ranging from sustainable fuels, biogas and

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Clean Energy to Provide 86 Million Gallons of RNG to One of Nation’s Largest Transit Systems, San Diego MTS

(Clean Energy Fuels/Business Wire)  Production of RNG begins at Del Rio Dairy, Clean Energy’s First Investment in the Negative Carbon Intensive Fuel -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market,

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GE Aerospace’s GEnxEngine Completes Ground Testing with 100% SAF

by Juan Pedro Thomas (Biofuels Digest) GE Aerospace announced on its social media channels that the General Electric GEnx engine had recently completed ground testing on 100% sustainable aviation fuel. The company noted that the SAF testing was carried out

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Biofuels a Growing Part of Ohio Agriculture

by Patrick Cooley (The Columbus Dispatch) Paul Herringshaw watched the price of corn improve dramatically when the POET Bioprocessing facility opened in 2008 in Fostoria, a short drive from his Wood County farm. The ethanol plant, one of three in Ohio operated

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Industry's Big Bet on Chemical Recycling Is Sparking Policy Fights across the Country

by Jordan Wolman (Politico) ... At Alterra Energy, trucks drop off shredded plastic from recycling centers across the Midwest. That plastic is heated to temperatures between 800 and 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit to break it down. The end product, 200 to

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Ope, Sorry: Midwestern House Dems Push for Leaders between the Coasts

by Sarah Ferris (Politico)  Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell and her allies are done being polite about Democrats' lack of leadership in the Heartland. --  A vocal group of Midwestern Democrats is telling it straight: Their party has a flyover country problem. And

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Opinion: Unleaded 88, E85 Help Lower Your Cost at Pump. Congress Can Help Ethanol Do More.

by Tadd Nicholson (Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association./Columbus Dispatch)  ... Fortunately for Ohio drivers, an increasing number of retailers across the state now offer higher ethanol blends. These retailers sell lower-cost and lower-emission E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, often marketed

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Watch Farmers Speak at COP27: International Climate Change Conversations

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

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Products Made with Captured Greenhouse Gas Are Reaching Commercial Scale

By Dieter Holger (Wall Street Journal) Straws, bottles and packaging made with captured greenhouse-gas are starting to reach commercial scale, offering a way for businesses making and using everyday products to reduce emissions contributing to global warming.  Locking up greenhouse gas in

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Ethanol, Petroleum and Ag Groups Express Support for Year-Round E15 Legislation

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter sent yesterday to U.S. Senate and House leadership, a broad coalition of energy and agriculture organizations called on Congress to quickly adopt legislation that would resolve inconsistent fuel volatility regulations. Specifically, the groups expressed support for legislation

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Making High-Efficiency Ethylene from CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this project, researchers aim for high-efficiency electrochemical production of ethylene from CO2,. Specific in this project, they sought to design electrodes to direct the cascade reaction from CO2 to ethylene via carbon monoxide, and

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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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$2 Million FAA Grant Supports Study of Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Missouri S&T

by Andrew Careaga (Missouri University of Science and Technology) The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded a $2.05 million grant to a Missouri S&T researcher to study how different types of sustainable aviation fuels could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from

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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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GE Honda Completes 100 Percent SAF Testing On HF120 Engine

by Kate O'Connor (AvWeb)  GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) has completed ground testing of its HF120 engine using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the company announced at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The test, which compared engine

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Unleaded 88 Fuel Is Spreading in Ohio, but Is It Good for Your Car and the Climate?

by Patrick Cooley (The Columbus Dispatch)  ... Ohio has at least 88 gas stations that sell unleaded 88, up from 10 or 15 in 2016, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. (A spokesperson cautioned that the association's list is not comprehensive.) Nationwide,

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Senators Urge EPA to Expand RFS Blending Volumes

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

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State of West Virginia Brings Together Major Energy Companies and Leading Energy Technology Firms to Develop a Clean Hydrogen Hub in the Region

(North American Clean Energy) The State of West Virginia, EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, Battelle and GTI Energy, both with deep expertise executing clean energy programs for the federal government, and Allegheny Science & Technology (AST), a leading West Virginia energy technology

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Clean Energy Announces Opening of Ohio Renewable Natural Gas Station for Amazon and Other Trucking Fleets

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp./Business Wire) The Groveport station is first of 19 under agreement with Amazon --  Clean Energy's new station in Groveport, OH will provide renewable natural gas, a fuel produced from organic waste, to Amazon trucks and other

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Encouraging Farmers to Fuel up with Their Crop at the Pump

by Amie Simpson (Brownfield Ag News) The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association is encouraging farmers to fuel up with their crop at the pump. Speaking with Brownfield at Farm Science Review, OCWGA Executive Director Tadd Nicholson says the association is encouraging

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Brown Announces $2.5 Million for Biofuel Research at The Ohio State University

(Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH))  Today (September 13, 2022), U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Energy has awarded a $2.5 million grant to The Ohio State University (OSU) for research on the creation of new biofuel

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

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

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

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

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USGC Promotes Ethanol and DDGS Exports

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) organized a mission to Brazil last week to learn about the market potential Brazilian corn ethanol has domestically and globally and about logistics faced by U.S. ethanol exporters to Brazil at the main ports

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

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

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Babcock & Wilcox to Provide Advanced Hydrogen Generation, Combustion and Decarbonization Technologies for Clean Energy Project in Ohio

(Babcock & Wilcox) - B&W will team with Newpoint Gas, supplying BrightLoopTM hydrogen generation and decarbonization technology and BrightGenTM combustion technology for groundbreaking project - Babcock & Wilcox subsidiary will provide construction services - B&W technology will allow plant to produce hydrogen, isolate

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Atlantic Biomass, LLC and Bionoid, Inc. Sign Letter of Intent to Produce Commercial Quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from Residual Hemp Biomass

(Atlantic Biomass and Bionoid) In a surprise announcement at the annual Advisory Board Meeting of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2), Phase I MEI2 grant recipient Atlantic Biomass, LLC signed a Letter of Intent with Bionoid, Inc. signaling their joint

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Moving Stepwise toward State Clean Fuel Standards

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

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Anniversary Book: Funding, Organizational Growth, and Feedstock Wars

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) As the 1990s dawned, more than a decade of renewed research had been performed on various straight vegetable oils and esterified varieties by a number of individuals and universities both in the U.S. (North Dakota State, Idaho,

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Hexion Announces Adoption of Renewable Methanol to Produce a More Sustainable Product

(Hexion/Business Wire) Hexion Inc. today (July 14, 2022) announced that it has begun using bio-based methanol in the production of formaldehyde at its Baytown, Texas, manufacturing site. The formaldehyde is then provided to a key customer that leverages bio-benzene to produce

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Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Neste Acquires European Rights to Alterra Energy’s Thermochemical Liquefaction Technology

(Neste) Neste has purchased the European rights to Alterra Energy’s liquefaction technology, further solidifying the company’s efforts to advance chemical recycling. Alterra Energy is a US-based company that has developed a proprietary thermochemical solution for liquefaction of hard-to-recycle plastic. In Akron,

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Sheetz Chain Lowers Price for E15 Gas to $3.99 for July 4 Travel and E85 Has Been Marked Down to $3.49

(AutoBlog)  Sheetz, a convenience store chain, has lowered the price of gas for the July 4 holiday weekend to $3.99 for a gallon of 88-octane regular. Note that Sheetz' Unleaded 88 is a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% ethanol. Sheetz

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Ohio Asks EPA for Permanent E15 Change

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) List of Midwest States Seeking E15 Rulemaking Grows to Nine With Ohio Request -- Add Ohio to a list of Midwest states that are asking the EPA to make a permanent change to allow year-round

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Greenlane Secures C$8.7 Million Order for RNG Project in the US

(Greenlane Renewables/Biomass Magazine) Greenlane Renewables Inc. on May 30 announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has been awarded a contract for $8.7 million (US$6.8 million) for a dairy manure to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in the

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If Plastic Comes from Oil and Gas, Which Come Originally from Plants, Why Isn’t It Biodegradable?

by Yael Vodovotz (The Conversation/Curious Kids)  To better understand why plastics don’t biodegrade, let’s start with how plastics are made and how biodegradation works. ... Petroleum contains a lot of a chemical called propylene. To make plastic, refiners heat the propylene together

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Midwest Fats, Oils, & Grease Conference --- August 24-25, 2022 --- Canal Winchester, OH

Municipal fats, oils, & grease training & education conference.  Free to attend for municipalities and utilities. Lunch is provided.  Join us at the all new Brew Dog Columbus facility located just outside Columbus Ohio for a two-day conference focusing on

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HoSt Group Enters US Market with Three Dairy Biogas Projects

(HoSt Group/Biomass Magazine)  The HoSt Group is very excited to kick-off business in the U.S. with three new biogas projects at dairy farms in upstate New York and in Ohio, to be realized in close cooperation with SJI Renewable Energy

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Seventeen States Sue EPA for Letting California Set Vehicle Standards

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

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Our Ohio Weekly: America’s Biofuels Industry

by Ty Higgins (Ohio Farm Bureau) Last week, the Biden administration discussed how its strategy to spur the development of homegrown biofuels is critical to expanding Americans’ options for affordable fuel in the short term and to building real energy

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Ethanol against the World!

by Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg (Ohio's Country Journal) ...  “In a life cycle analysis of ethanol and electric vehicles, you have to look at the base load of carbon intensity. Right now, that number is 114 grams of CO2 per

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Velocys Provides Update of US, UK SAF Projects

(Velocys/Biomass Magazine) ... During 2021 we saw the achievement of a number of important objectives in our growth strategy culminating in two multi-year sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offtake agreements; the selection of our technology for an e-fuels project commissioned by the

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Velocys Secures Lease for New Site in the US

(Biofuels International)  Velocys has recently secured a 15-year lease for a modern and sustainable facility in Columbus, Ohio. The company will be consolidating its catalysis services, microchannel reactor core assembly and technology licensing under one roof. In line with its recent Placing

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Clean Energy Expands Renewable Natural Gas Contracts with U.S. Fleets

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp.) Clean Energy Fuels Corp. continues to meet the growing demand for renewable natural gas with new fueling contracts, infrastructure expansions, and biomethane production projects. “More fleets are finding renewable natural gas to be the most easy and

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Calls for E15 Action Face Unwritten Deadlines

by Spencer Chase (Agri-Pulse) The Biden administration is fielding a steady stream of requests for emergency action to allow for summertime sales of E15, but those calls are coming up against the realities of the fuel supply chain as demonstrated

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Atlantic Biomass Conversion System Economically Produces High Volumes of Biofuels from Residual Hemp and Cannabis Biomass

(Atlantic Biomass) Atlantic Biomass, LLC has announced results of their Phase I Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Scale-Up project to verify the use of residual hemp biomass for the production of biofuels including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Robert Kozak, President of

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EPA Announces Selection of 11 Organizations to Receive $2 Million to Help Tackle the Climate Crisis Through Food Diversion

(Environmental Protection Agency) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the selection of 11 organizations expected to receive a total of approximately $2 million in funding to divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester capacity nationwide. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a process

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

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

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Ohio Waste-to-Energy Site to Produce Bio-CNG for OPAL Fuels Stations

(OPAL Fuels/NGV Journal) OPAL Fuels LLC, a vertically integrated producer and distributor of renewable natural gas, has commenced commercial operation of a new facility to extract and capture waste methane from Rumpke Waste & Recycling’s Noble Road Landfill, transform it into

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Neste Inks Renewable Diesel JV with Marathon, to Invest $1B in US Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) from Finland and Ohio comes the news that Neste has established a 50/50 joint venture with Marathon Petroleum to produce renewable diesel following a conversion project of Marathon’s refinery in Martinez, California. Through the JV Neste obtains

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Texas Leads 14-State Fight On Biden Vehicle Emissions Regs

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

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

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

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Marathon Announces Progress on Renewable Diesel Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Marathon Petroleum Corp. is working to optimize operations at its renewable diesel plant in Dickinson, North Dakota, and is ready to begin construction on the conversion of its refinery in Martinez, California. The company is also

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Greasezilla Grows to Godzilla Size – More than Doubles Operational Systems in 2022

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Like a feeding frenzy that doubles Godzilla’s size, in West Virginia, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing systems will more than double the number of Greasezilla

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E15 Gas Is Cheap. Should You Be Using This Alternative Fuel?

by Ann Thompson (WVXU) Casey's and UDF call it unleaded 88. Thorntons labels it U88. And Tom's Marathon in Harrison calls it E15. No matter what you call it, it's less expensive than traditional fuel. You may have noticed another

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Smart Cities Connect --- April 4-7, 2022 --- Columbus, OH

Join your friends and conference delegates in the Smart Cities Connect exposition and meet industry leading innovators, entrepreneurs and enterprise leaders representing 150 world class companies, universities and startups. Recognized as the largest gathering of smart IoT technologies and services

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White House Will Recruit Rural Land for New Clean Energy Projects, Could It Create Too Much Competition for Land?

by Tyne Morgan (Farm Journal AgWeb) The Biden Administration is ramping up its efforts to deploy clean energy infrastructure across the country. The White House announced this week plans to utilize public lands and rural America for wind, solar and other clean energy

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UGI and Vertimass Enter Agreement to Produce Renewable Fuels in the U.S. and Europe

(UGI Corporation) UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) announced today that it has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer, Vertimass, to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable-ethanol in the U.S. and Europe. The agreement centers on the development of production facilities using Vertimass’

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USDA Secretary Vilsack Meets with GE Aviation on Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Reduce CO2

by Jay Stowe (GE Aviation/Biobased Diesel Daily) After leading USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on a tour of the engine development assembly facility at GE Aviation’s headquarters in Evendale, Ohio, in early December, chief engineer Chris Lorence posed a rhetorical question to

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The Airline Industry Is Catching Hydrogen Fuel Cell Fever

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica) United Airlines and ZeroAvia are teaming up to bring the dream of zero emission hydrogen fuel cell flight down to Earth.  --  The dream of all-electric flight just got bumped up in scale last week, when

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Advancing the Bioeconomy in TX, CA, and OH: Comprehensive Geospatial Biomass Feedstock Inventories for Potential Conversion to Biofuels, Biochar, Co-products

by : Richard J. Brenner, Wes Jurey and Todd Campbell (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership)  Introduction. The ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) conducts projects in multi-county regions of 3 states to “advance the rural bioeconomy,” using a replicable model we developed

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Portman, Bennet Carbon Capture Improvement Act Signed into Law as Part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

(Office of Senator Rob Portman (R-OH))  U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced that their bipartisan Carbon Capture Improvement Act has been signed into law as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA recently passed the House in

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Ohio House Approves Bill to Create Tax Credit for E15, E85 Sales

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Ohio House of Representatives on Nov. 17 voted 89 to zero in favor of a bill that aims to offer qualifying fuel retailers a 5-cent-per-gallon tax credit for sales of fuel containing between 15

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House Hearing Focuses on Biofuels, the Renewable Economy

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit on Nov. 16 hosted a hearing on the renewable economy to help inform development of the next Farm Bill. The event featured testimony on the

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There at the Beginning: Kelly Davis

by Ken Colombini  (Renewable Fuels Association)  Three cities straddle the curve at the very south of Ohio: Huntington, W.Va.; South Point, Ohio; and Ashland, Ky.  To Kelly Davis, this confluence of the Big Sandy River into the Ohio is not only home, but

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As Demand for Green Energy Grows, Solar Farms Face Local Resistance

by Ellen Rosen (New York Times) Developers say industrial-scale farms are needed to meet the nation’s climate goals, but locals are fighting back against what they see as an encroachment on their pastoral settings.  READ MORE As Demand for Green Energy

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Energy Vault Announces Energy Storage Agreement with DG Fuels to Provide 1.6 GWh of Energy Storage Capacity In Support of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Projects

(North American Clean Energy)  Energy Vault, Inc. (“Energy Vault”), the company developing sustainable, grid-scale energy storage solutions with its proprietary technology, announced that it has entered into an energy storage system agreement with DG Fuels LLC (“DG Fuels”), an emerging leader in renewable hydrogen

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CALL FOR PANELS Smart Cities Connect --- April 5-7, 2021 --- Columbus, OH DEADLINE: November 12, 2021

Submit your Panel Proposal for review and consideration. Special consideration will be given to Panel Proposals that integrate city leadership with innovation and industry solutions, especially discussions that address cross-domain urban needs. Program Details Smart Cities represent the global vanguard communities addressing the

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Smart Cities Connect --- April 5-7, 2021 --- Columbus, OH

Smart Cities represent the global vanguard communities addressing the growing resiliency pressures and opportunities presented by climate, population, energy and resources.  A full 3-day in-person conference on April 5-7, 2022.   READ MORE

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New Renewable Natural Gas for Vehicles Project Completed in Ohio

(Chesapeake Utilities Corporation/NGV Journal)  Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has completed the construction of its Noble Road Landfill Renewable Natural Gas pipeline project has been completed. The company’s subsidiary, Aspire Energy of Ohio, constructed the 33.1-mile pipeline, which will transport biomethane generated from

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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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USDA Announces More Than $146M Investment in Sustainable Agricultural Research

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agricultural research projects aimed at improving a robust, resilient, climate-smart food and agricultural system. This investment is made under

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UToledo Chemical Engineer Awarded $3.2 Million to Advance Algae Biofuel Technology

by Christine Billau (University of Toledo) The U.S. Department of Energy awarded The University of Toledo a $3.2 million grant to continue advancing technology that speeds up the capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow algae, a critical part

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DOE Announces Nearly $65 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

(U.S. Department of Energy) Projects align with administration's new goal of decarbonizing the aviation sector by 2050 - -  As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects

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Sustainable Jet Fuel Incentives Make Wish List for Spending Bill

by Lillianna Byington (Bloomberg Government) Lawmakers and industry are pushing for incentives to make flying greener as part of a $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill. Democrats, who are prioritizing environmental projects in budget negotiations, say they see support for provisions such

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

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

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United Dairy Farmers Gets $634,000 from USDA to Expand Ethanol Sales

(Farm and Dairy) An Ohio company received a chunk of $26 million given out through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. Cincinnati-based United Dairy Farmers Inc. was awarded $634,000 to expand ethanol sales at its convenience stores and

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $24 Million to Capture Carbon Emissions Directly From Air

(U.S. Department of Energy) Nine Research Projects Will Advance Cost-Effective Carbon Capture Technologies  -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $24 million in funding for nine research projects to explore and develop new methods of capturing and storing carbon from the air. Direct Air Capture (DAC) is an expanding field in decarbonization and a key facet of the plan to achieving net-zero

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Clean Air Biodiesel Joins Forces with Clean Fuels Ohio Coalition to Combat Carbon

(Clean Air Biodiesel Group/EIN Newswire) The State of Ohio will soon be cleaner, and greener thanks to the combined efforts of Clean Air Biodiesel and the Columbus based Clean Fuels Ohio organization. -- The State of Ohio will soon be

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Lawmakers from Both Parties Call for Investment in Ag as a Climate Solution

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Thirty lawmakers from both houses of Congress have written a letter urging House and Senate leadership to support an historic, long-term investment in farmers, ranchers and rural communities as a part of upcoming infrastructure and

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