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OptiFuel’s Total-Zero™ 5600 hp RNG-Electric Line Haul Locomotive and RNG-Powered Tender Are on Track for Testing at the Federal Railroad Administration’s Transportation Technology Center

(OptiFuel Systems) Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Produced from 100% Existing USA Organic Waste Streams, is the Only Readily Available Turnkey Renewable Fuel with Negative Carbon Intensity, has the Lowest Cost, and can be Conveniently Accessed Through Existing Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

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GOP Sprint to the Iowa Caucuses: An Ag Primer to the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary Season

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Iowa farmers again have won over most of the leading Republican candidates for president when it comes to biofuels, but farmers also likely will again be caught in the crossfire between saber-rattling with China while

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Cassidy Leads Introduction of Foreign Pollution Fee to Hold China Accountable

(Office of Senator Bill Cassidy R-LA)  Fee counters CCP’s manufacturing advantage, environmental loopholes while boosting domestic production -- U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee and the Finance Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

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Here Comes the EV Backlash

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch)  The battle against electric cars is turning into a campaign issue for conservative politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, a development that threatens to neuter the climate benefits of moving away from gasoline. Some European

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CO2 Pipelines: The New Populist Republican Target

by Mike Soraghan (E&E News Energywire)  Far-right leaders are often fans of pipelines crossing the country, but when it comes to ones carrying carbon dioxide — forget it. Big pipeline and carbon sequestration projects in the Midwest, which would involve thousands of

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Biodiesel Educator Named Teacher of the Year in South Carolina School District

(Richland School District Two/Biobased Diesel Daily)  In South Carolina, Richland School District Two announced Sept. 13 that the 2023-’24 District Teacher of the Year is Will Epps, a science teacher at Blythewood High School. Superintendent Kim Moore and other district leaders made

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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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Blythewood High Students Turn Cooking Oil into Biodiesel, Preparing for Careers in STEM

by Samantha McCollum (WACH Fox 57) Students at Blythewood High School are fueling the future as they turn used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel, a drop-in replacement for petroleum diesel fuel. Chemistry teacher Will Epps says he noticed there were great careers

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EVA Welcomes 1st Star Alliance Liveried Boeing 787-10

(EVA Air) Ferry flight used Sustainable Aviation Fuel for net zero emissions EVA Air took delivery of its eighth Boeing 787-10, aircraft number B-17812, at the Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina on May 5, 2023. The new aircraft is EVA’s

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Founder and Former CEO of Sustainable Fuel Company Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice) A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., returned an indictment yesterday charging the founder and former CEO of a sustainable fuel company with embezzling at least $5.9 million from the company. According to court documents, Bryan Sherbacow, 54,

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Vistara Becomes the First Indian Airline to Operate a Wide-Body Aircraft on a Long-Haul Route Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

(Vistara) The special flight, using SAF, was operated on Vistara’s brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in partnership with Boeing and GE Aerospace  --  Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, today became India’s

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South Carolina High School Receives Grant from Dominion Energy for Biodiesel Program

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) In late January Dominion Energy announced that the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $236,000 in environmental stewardship grants to 15 organizations across South Carolina. One of the grant recipients was Blythewood High School’s

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Neste Supplies Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Boeing to Support Its U.S. Commercial Airplanes Business Operations in Cooperation with EPIC Fuels, Signature Aviation and Avfuel

(Neste) • Boeing will purchase 5.6 million gallons (21.2 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support their carbon footprint reduction strategy through 2023. The total volume of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ supplied is approximately 1.7 million

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Nikki Haley Wants to Address Climate Change Not by Reducing Carbon, but Capturing It

by Maxine Joselow (Washington Post) Nikki Haley is jumping into the 2024 presidential race with a mixed climate record --  Nikki Haley, a former United Nations ambassador and governor of South Carolina, announced Tuesday she is running for president, becoming the first major Republican

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Greasezilla on Pace to Double Industry Presence in 2023

(Greasezilla)  Propelled by increasing sales and favorable market conditions, Downey Ridge Environmental Company is already on track for a record 2023 with new installations, joint ventures and a booming biofuels industry.  -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla fats, oils

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An Over-Belief in Electrification Is Harming the Climate

by Gustav Melin (Bioenergy International/Swedish Bioenergy Association)  ... The energy transition cannot be expedited by support and subsidies  --  However, it is difficult to be re-elected on increased carbon dioxide taxes and more expensive energy prices. That’s no excuse, as there are

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Biofuel Processor Closes Loop With Composting

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine) Acquisition of a composting facility to handle solids from used oil processing has led to a full-service organics recycling enterprise. -- Joe Renwick got his feet wet in the biofuel business when he bought 55-gallon drums

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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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Green Energy Biofuel Encourages Recycling Food Waste, Safe Cooking This Holiday Season

(WJBF) Green Energy Biofuel is spreading the word about helping the environment.  The company was recently visited by a group from the University of South Carolina. “We had some students come down, take a tour of the plant, and show them what we

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Green Energy Biofuel Recognized for Growth, Positive Work Environment

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="225"] The No. 1 High-Growth Small Company award (Photo: Green Energy Biofuel)[/caption] (Green Energy Biofuel/Biobased Diesel Daily) Green Energy Biofuel, a fast-growing multiservice waste-recycling company based in South Carolina, has won several awards this year in recognition of its

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NGV America Annual Meeting & Industry Summit --- November 1-3, 2022 --- Charleston, SC

NGVAmerica’s Annual Industry Summit – NGV22 – goes over three days – Tuesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 3rd. NGV22 is the only dedicated natural gas in transportation alternative fuels conference and show focused on the North American market. On-road, off-road

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US: Ingevity Presents Carbon-Neutral Solution to Convert Existing Diesel Fleets

(Igevity/AltFuels) ... Ingevity’s NeuFuel solution enables vehicles to run on carbon-neutral renewable natural gas and provides a more environmentally friendly option for light-duty trucks and vans. Introducing NeuFuel as an option for diesel fleets positions the company to respond to increased

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Green Energy Biofuel, Blythewood High School Revive Student Interest in Biodiesel Education, Training

(Green Energy Biofuel/ EIN Presswire) South Carolina-based recycling firm Green Energy Biofuel continues its long history of helping schools and students prepare for the energy economy of tomorrow.  -- Two Citadel alumni from South Carolina—BioJoe Renwick, co-founder of Green Energy Biofuel, and

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Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Ratings: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Ecostrat

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What are BDO Zone ratings? Take a look at Barnwell County, South Carolina with a BDO Zone “A” Rating for woody biomass as an example. How the ratings work, what they mean, the ratings due

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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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Congressman Rice Introduces Food Before Fuel Act

(Office of Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC 7th)  Bill Would Lower Price of Food and Gasoline by Repealing Ethanol Mandate Law  -- Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) introduced the Food Before Fuel Act with Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to repeal the ethanol mandate

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Blythewood HS Cuts Ribbon on New Biodiesel Lab

by Mike Olson (ABC Columbia)  Students at Blythewood High School are revving their engines. This afternoon, school officials and students held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their biodiesel lab. It’s one of only two in the country. The biodiesel production lab

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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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An Important Message to Food Companies and Their Investors: Stop Paying to Landfill Waste

(Green Energy Biofuel/EIN Presswire)  With Green Energy Biofuel, food companies that pay to landfill waste can turn cost centers into revenue streams and satisfy investors by going—and making—green. --  Despite ESG goals and investor pressure to go green, some of the

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Boeing Buys 2 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Emily Holbrook (Environment + Energy Leader) Boeing today announced a supply agreement for two million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with EPIC Fuels to power its commercial airplanes operations in Washington state and South Carolina through 2022. The agreement is the largest announced SAF

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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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Barnwell County, S.C., Designated a BDO Zone

(Ecostrat/Canadian Biomass) SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issuance of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone (BDO Zone) designation for Barnwell County, South Carolina. The ‘A’ Rating for forest and sawmill residuals is expected to

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Green Energy Biofuel Is Putting Your Used Cooking Oil to Good Use

by Brandon Dawson (WJBF) Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the folks at Green Energy Biofuel want to make sure you’re putting your used cooking oil to a good use. “You’d be surprised with how many people pour their cooking oil

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Biogas Now & Beyond

by Anna Simet  (Biomass Magazine) Market momentum, potential and policy were some of the main discussion topics at the virtual Biogas Americas conference.  --  ... With 2,200-plus operating systems in all 50 states, the U.S. biogas market seems sizeable. According

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Enviva and GreenGasUSA Announce a 10-Year Renewable Natural Gas Offtake Agreement to Decarbonize Enviva’s Scope 1 Emissions

(Enviva) Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA) (“Enviva”) and GreenGasUSA, an integrated renewable natural gas (RNG) solutions provider, announced today a 10-year RNG offtake agreement to decarbonize natural gas-related emissions in Enviva’s operations. The agreement is expected to eliminate more than 64,000

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The Landfill Group, LS Power Announce South Carolina RNG Project

(LS Power/Biomass Magazine) The Landfill Group and LS Power today announced that Enerdyne Power Systems, a Landfill Group company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has begun construction on a state-of-the-art renewable natural gas (RNG) project at the Twin Chimneys Landfill

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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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Renewable Butyl Acetate for Diesel: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Butyl Acetate as Bioblendstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does renewable butyl acetate make a good fuel additive? Can it be used as a bioblendstock for diesel to decrease combustion pollutants and lower the sooting propensity of a BA/diesel-based mixture? Can it’s low freezing

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DOE Announces $52.5 Million to Accelerate Progress in Clean Hydrogen

(U.S. Department of Energy) Projects Support DOE’s Recently Announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot to Lower Cost, Advance Breakthroughs for Clean Hydrogen Technology -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $52.5 million to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen

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

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

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Green Energy Biofuel Featured on NPR’s South Carolina Business Review

(Green Energy Biofuel/EIN Presswire)  BioJoe Renwick shares with listeners how his growing recycling enterprise, Green Energy Biofuel, has become more diversified and adaptive through the pandemic.  --  BioJoe Renwick, co-founder and owner of recycling firm Green Energy Biofuel, was recently featured

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In the U.S. South, a Forestry Project Helps Black Families Keep Their Land

by Carey L. Biron (Reuters) ...  Many of the families were poor but rich in land, offering an opportunity today for those who still own property, said Alton Perry, a former U.S. government forester who works as program manager with

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Ingevity Invests in Biomethane, Will Use It in Its ANG Vehicle Platform

(Ingevity/NGV Journal) Ingevity Corporation announced a strategic partnership with and investment in GreenGasUSA Holdings, an integrated renewable natural gas solutions provider helping customers reduce their environmental impact. South Carolina-based GreenGas contracts with agricultural farms, landfills and industrial and municipal wastewater treatment

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The BDO Zone Investment Coalition Announces $1 Billion of Deployable Capital for Biobased Projects Located in BDO Zones

(BDO Zone Investment Coalition) The BDO Zone Investment Coalition today announces the mobilization of $1BB of capital for deployment into biobased infrastructure and manufacturing plants located in Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zones. The BDO Zone Investment Coalition is a group of leading, independent biobased investors,

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Green Energy Biofuel Adds Landfill-free Recycling, Cleaning Services for Industrial Customers

(Green Energy Biofuel/EIN Presswire)  Green Energy Biofuel (GEB), the one-stop-shop for all organic recycling needs big and small, continues to grow. The South Carolina-based company began more than a decade ago as a local grease collector and biodiesel producer, but since then

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Feedstock Development, Production, Management: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA’s Feedstock Innovations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From switchgrass, sorghum or sugarcane, feedstock development, genomics, and crops improvement abound with USDA’s help at the Biomass Research Center. Rob Mitchell, Research Leader and Research Agronomist at USDA ARS, shares all about the latest

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How Siemens Energy Is Targeting the US Green Hydrogen Opportunity

by Jeff St. John (GreenTech Media)  The latest test at the Utah mega-project marks the third U.S. entry into electrolysis, storage and the use of carbon-free fuel. -- ... Take the Intermountain Power Project, the coal-fired power plant in Utah converting to

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Mainstream Pine Products to Build Crude Tall Oil Plant in South Carolina

(Mainstream Pine Products/Biobased Diesel Daily) Mainstream Pine Products LLC announced plans in late January for an estimated $90 million crude tall oil (CTO) biorefinery at the Charleston International Manufacturing Center in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The biorefinery will be a highly

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Rising Salt Water Claiming American’s Coastal Farms

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

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Green Energy Biofuel Expands Waste Processing Capabilities, Seeks New Markets

(Bio-Based Diesel Daily/Green Energy Biofuel) Green Energy Biofuel stands ready to provide waste recycling solutions for a variety of businesses and industries in the Southeast by turning costly liabilities into savings. Companies can leverage Green Energy Biofuel to help meet their

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Trump Administration Invests Up to $100 Million to Increase American Biofuel Sales

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $22 million out of the up to $100 million in grants available to increase American ethanol and biodiesel sales. These funds

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

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

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How Farming Has Changed in Every State the Last 100 Years

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

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Department of Energy Selects New Projects to Accelerate Innovation and Growth in the Biomanufacturing Sector

(U.S. Department of Energy) Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of eight projects totaling over $5 million to conduct research and development (R&D) needed to accelerate the US biomanufacturing sector. Part of the Agile BioFoundry (ABF) consortium, these

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Biogas-To-RNG Project Developer Is Ready To Move The Needle

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle)  BioCycle interviewed Bob Powell, founder and CEO of Brightmark, about his company’s growth trajectory in the anaerobic digestion and RNG space.  -- In August 2016, Bob Powell founded Brightmark Energy “to think about environmental problems that were

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Opportunity Knocking: BioEconomy Solutions Plans to Create 200 Jobs in South Carolina through Operation of a New Crush Facility while Commercializing a Little-Known Crop for the Biomass-Based Diesel Industry

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Most people in the U.S. have probably never heard of cyperus esculentus, but Victor Garlington, managing partner at BioEconomy Solutions, believes it is the next big thing in biomass-based diesel feedstock. The company has grand

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World Energy Doubles Down on Biodiesel Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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

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Carolina Opportunity Funds Chooses BioEconomy Solutions

(Carolina Opportunity Funds/PR Newswire)  Inaugural Investment for IMPACT Carolina QOZ Fund  -- Carolina Opportunity Funds is pleased to announce that BioEconomy Solutions, a technology leader in sustainable agricultural crops for biofuels, animal feed, and food products such as Tiger Nut flour,

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How to Avoid a Thanksgiving Disaster This Year?

(Green Energy Biofuels) ... Recycling holiday oil and grease is a much cheaper alternative to the cost of repairs. Every drop poured down the drain increases the size of a growing clog in the sewage system, so do not let the

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Environmental Justice Takes the Spotlight

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy) ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GETS 2020 FOCUS: 2020 Democratic front-runner Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, author Marianne Williamson, former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and former Maryland Rep. John Delaney will participate in a forum today focused on

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Clemson Researcher Developing Perennial Grasses that Could Reduce Water Use and Be Fuel Source

by Laura Schmitt (The NewsStand) Clemson University College of Science professor Hong Luo has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop genetically improved and more robust turfgrass and switchgrass. These perennial plants

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

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

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The Comet Now Uses Biodiesel in Its 39 Diesel Buses

(Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA)/Mass Transit Magazine)  The Comet now uses a B5 biodiesel blend in 39 large transit buses as part of an initiative to help improve air quality in Richland and Lexington Counties, and reduce its carbon footprint. Biodiesel

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Biofuel Market Is Nearing a Tipping Point

by Kerry Reals (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  After years of talking about the potential of biofuels and conducting sporadic demonstration flights powered partially by alternatives to kerosene, experts in the field of sustainable aviation detect that the industry could be

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Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

(Aviation Tribune)  Boeing will begin offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The program is designed to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels, which cut emissions up to 80

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Attis Industries Looks to Expand Production and Add Approximately $160M in Revenues with Recent Acquisition: Management Aims to Setup a World-Class Green Tech Campus in New York

(Attis Industries/Globe Newswire)  The Company aims to harness their proprietary technology through multiple biomass processing facilities to cater to the rising demand of ethanol, carbon fibre, and other products.   Attis Industries (ATIS) took its first big step in the field of renewable

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Update on CAAFI State-Level Projects

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative )  SAJF Deployment Projects Florida, Alabama, Georgia Several developments in Alabama and Florida will enhance opportunities for the Southeast Partnership for Advance Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a USDA Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP).   The Alabama Department of Economic Development and

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World Energy and Valero Lead Rebound in Biofuels M&A: 2018 Review

by Bruce Comer (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest)  Convergence reigns as the North American biofuels industry witnesses a resurgence in mergers and acquisitions, including exceptionally large deals  --  Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in biofuels picked up considerably in 2018 after a slowdown in

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A Geospatial View of Biodiesel Activity

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine provides a visual of prominent project development activities over the past year. READ MORE

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Green Energy Biofuel Receives 2018 Project of the Year Award

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The South Carolina Biomass Council held an award ceremony Nov. 15 on the grounds of its 2018 Biomass Project of the Year Award recipient, Green Energy Biofuel, in Warrenville, South Carolina. Green Energy Biofuel won the

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Here's Where Incoming Republicans Stand on Climate

by Mark K. Matthews (E&E News)  If they stay true to their campaign rhetoric, the class of freshman House Republicans won't be leading any revolutions next year on the issue of climate change. ... In a few cases, there are reasons for climate activists

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Consultative Expansion

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine spotlights a producer whose recent acquisition fulfills increased feedstock demand, a consulting firm that assists in market entry and production efficiencies, and the expansion of one of today's fastest-growing biodiesel refiners.  --  BioJoe Renwick, founder

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New Recycling Facility to Be Opened by Green Energy Biofuel

(Biofuels International) According to the Aiken Standard a 36,000 square foot recycling facility is to be built by Green Energy Biofuel in Warrenville, Illinois. The plant is expected to provide more than 40 new jobs over the next five years and

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Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials, fuels, power and/or heat out of sustainably sourced

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

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

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Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from

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Fueling Change: A Family Business Transforms Fuel Supplies and Its Community

by Jordon DeGroote and Alex Gerard (Clean Energy Business Network)  In 2007, as gas prices were passing $4 a gallon, Joe and Beth Renwick were looking to cut costs in their family budget. They decided to experiment with making their own

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More than 100 SC Farmers Apply for Permits to Grow Hemp

by Lisa Weismann (Live5News)  ... The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will select 40 farmers to receive industrial hemp permits. These permits will allow farmers to grow up to 40 acres of hemp. ... Hemp can be used to make products including rope, clothes, food,

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Biomass Crop Producers Eye Favorable Marketplace

by Sarah Wurzbacher (Penn State Extension)  The Association of Warm-Season Grass Producers (AWSGP) has had a busy year, and now voices market optimism for perennial grass products. One of the group’s primary efforts from the start has been to welcome businesses to

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (September 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries. These projects

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Special Report: How Engineers Are Preparing for Sea-Level Rise

by Pam Radtke Russell (Engineering News Record)  From Seattle to Cape Cod, see what's being done at 18 different locations  --  ... In this special report, Engineering News-Record’s team of editors and reporters look at how Tangier and other coastal

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Study to Measure Biofuels’ Impact on Climate from the Field to the Power Plant

by Scott Miller (Clemson University) Clemson University scientists have received a federal grant to evaluate the effectiveness of producing biofuels to mitigate climate change. Quantifying the net impact that growing biomass feedstock for biofuel has on local temperature and carbon sequestration can aid

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Blue Ridge Biofuels Proud to Supply Local

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) started as a way for one business to make its own sustainable diesel fuel – now they provide clean burning biodiesel for customers all over Western North Carolina. The Asheville, N.C.-based company collects over

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Made in the USA Biodiesel Supports Jobs, Fourth of July Values

(National Biodiesel Board)  America's Advanced Biofuel powers energy independence and clean energy  --  As the nation celebrates its independence, American-made biodiesel is powering fleets across the country and supporting more than 64,000 jobs throughout the supply chain. “Biodiesel showcases the heart

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Industrial Hemp Coming to South Carolina

by Graham Abbott (Ganjapreneur)  Shortly after the close of South Carolina’s legislative session earlier this month, Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill legalizing the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, according to a report by The State. Next, the South Carolina

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Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last December , the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would support the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal appropriations. Another $70 million is expected from RAPID’s partners, including

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Allendale Wins $6 Million Biomass Investment, 35 New Jobs

(South Carolina Promise Zone)  Thunderbolt Biomass, Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County, according to news releases. The company is planning to invest $6 million in the project, creating 35

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Report: Six States Propose New Electric Vehicle Fees

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive)  The Sierra Club says six states have proposed legislation this year that would add to the cost of owning an electric vehicle, worrying clean energy advocates who say owning emissions-free vehicles should be incentivized rather

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USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation’s citrus industry, citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing.

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Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing.

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Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to rise by as much as

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New Sweetpotatoes-Food, Feed,& Fuel

(StartUp Compete)  Even though sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) has been rated as a very healthy alternative to potato, there are very few convenience foods available from the vegetable type of sweetpotato compared to potato. Despite being the 7th largest world crop,

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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

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The Renewable Fuel Standard: Working as Intended?

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  ... With a potential omnibus spending package on the table this fall, the oil industry and some environmental groups have raised again the proposition of RFS reform.  Two major claims made by RFS-reformers are that biofuels,

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Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday. Nonprofit group the

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How Much Wood Could a Woodgrower Grow if a Woodgrower Would Grow Wood? Relaunched Wood2Energy Site Has the Answers.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Carolina, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities relaunched a revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool. The site is the most comprehensive database of its kind in North America. The vision for

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Premium Ethanol-Free Gas No Longer Available in S.C.

by Gene Zaleski (The Times & Democrat)  ... SCDA (South Carolina Department of Agriculture) spokeswoman Stephanie Sox says consumers will still be able to purchase ethanol-free gasoline at an octane of 90. In order for ethanol-free gasoline to be labeled premium, it needs

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DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA Projects Seek to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Crop Development

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the DOE’s ARPA-E 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,

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Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year moratorium on permits for petroleum pipelines in the state. The Texas-based energy company said in a statement it "suspended further work"

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Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   ... Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process 250,000 gallons of its product a month in the now-vacant Egan packinghouse, 1103 N. Second St. The plant is a subsidiary

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College Professor Patents Products that Could Change the Way Biofuels React to the Elements

by Katherine Grandstrand (McClatchy/Vehicle Service Pros)  A South Carolina college professor has procured a patent for a product that changes the way biofuels react to the elements. That product could make the fuels more popular in cold northern climes. Traditional biofuels -- the

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ADM Announces Agreement to Develop New Ethanol Hub in Selma, North Carolina

(Archer Daniels Midland Company) Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) and Bailey Feed Mill to construct a new unit train rail facility and ethanol offloading system in Selma, North Carolina. KMI will invest

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US Department of Energy Awards $13.5 Million to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center/EurekAlert!)  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major collaborative research project to improve sorghum's productivity under resource-limited conditions. The research should lead to strategies to increase plant biomass

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Linde Hydrogen Fueling System Surpasses One Million Fills at BMW South Carolina Plant

(Fuel Cells Works)  ... "Because of the way it is produced, the hydrogen supplied to BMW is sustainable with only a small carbon footprint incurred during shipping," said Dave Read (Business Development Manager – Hydrogen Fuel Markets). "The hydrogen is a by-product of

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B3C Fuel Solutions Awarded Two Patents for New FUEL LIFE Technology

(B3C Fuel Solutions)  B3C Fuel Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly solutions for ethanol and bio-fuel related problems, was awarded two patents for its FUEL LIFE technology, including patents for fuel preservation technology (Patent no. 9,149,788) and fuel drying

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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

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Moderate GOP Senators Form Green Coalition

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Four centrist Senate Republicans are banding together to call for policies to protect the environment. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) describe the group as a loose coalition

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Common Ground: SD Farm Groups Differ on Policy, but Support Ethanol

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) ... Agweek visited with the presidents of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Farmers Union, the two general farm organizations that aren’t specific to a commodity or a species of livestock. The organizations differ

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Grant to Improve a Sustainable Biofuel Source

by Lauren Klamm (Source)  Colorado State University is one of 10 institutions in a $13.8 million research grant to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production. ... Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the five-year grant takes a

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Letters: Ethanol Good for Economy, Environment

by Warren Woodrow Carothers (The State)  In his Sept. 18 letter, “Renewable fuel standard doing more harm than good,” U.S. Rep. Tom Rice says ethanol emissions are 33 percent higher than with gasoline. He is using research data that is

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UNL Leads $13.5 Million Research to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

by Gillian Klucas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)  ... The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $13.5 million, multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, this five-year grant takes a comprehensive

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Grease Collection in the US: Feedstock for Biodiesel

by Ian Winner* (Optimus Technologies/special guest author for Advanced Biofuels USA)  Grease Collection Overview  --  When we talk about grease, what do we mean? Grease can refer to yellow grease, choice white grease, edible or inedible tallow, lard, trap grease

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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

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Door Closing on Tapping into South Carolina's Wood Waste

by Sarita Chourey  (SavannahNow.com/Savannah Morning News)   A biofuels company that has been sizing up South Carolina’s wood waste potential will not build a biofuels operation in the state, according to a statement Tuesday from Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels. “At this time,

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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

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Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts to bring products to market  --  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA program.

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ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture In Washington, ARPA-E announced awards totaling $30 million for projects seeking to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the

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Clemson Receives Grant to Research Crops for Energy Use

by Scott Miller (Clemson University)  A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing

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South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry fuel from Florida to a tank farm near Belton, where company officials expect to construct a new facility to handle

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Confronting and Solving “Chicken or Egg” Conundrums in Renewable Project Development

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest)  Looking to turn vicious project financing cycles into virtuous cycles?  This case study in developing a small-scale Bio-LNG plant offers cautionary tales and a way forward. In July 2014, Biofuels Digest had published an article titled

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Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth

(U.S. Department of Energy )  The Energy Department announced today $6 million for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning. By removing barriers

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Five Myths about Gas Taxes

by Paul Bledsoe (The Washington Post) A dramatic 40 percent drop in oil prices since June has prompted new discussion aboutraising the long-static federal gasoline tax and has many states considering gas tax hikes as well. At the federal level, Congress

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Quality Farms Plans Waste Alcohol-to-Fuel Ethanol Plant in S.C.

(South Carolina Department of Commerce/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A processor and convertor of wine and beer waste into fuel-grade ethanol and livestock feed is establishing operations in Marion County. Quality Farms is investing $1.9 million resulting in the creation of 27 new jobs

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4 Minutes with…Tim Sklar, President, Sklar & Associates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Sklar & Associates is a South Carolina based consulting firm now specializing in Biofuels project development. ... S&A is actively engaged in development of a biorefinery converting 360,000 dry tons per year (~1,000 dTPD) of Refuse

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4 Minutes with…Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, CAAFI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... To complement the efforts of our Sponsors and CAAFI Executive Director Steve Csonka my focus is on implementing State initiatives on the East Coast in partnership with USDA / DOE and our highly focused an

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2 SC Firms to Celebrate Nat'l Bioenergy Day via New Collaboration

(Midlands Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  ATP-SC LLC and Midlands Biofuels jointly announced an innovative collaboration to grow biocrops, produce, sell and utilize solid and liquid biofuels, and to expand the state’s bioeconomy, starting in Allendale, S.C., and expanding across the state. ... ATP-SC LLC,

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Meetings to Examine Biofuel Production

(GSA Business) The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance will host two meetings this week as part of a $150,000 federal grant program aimed at linking economic development officials in Colleton and Clarendon counties with industrial biofuel companies. The first meeting will be held Wednesday

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A Biodiesel Family Affair

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Renwicks of South Carolina, owners of Winnsboro-based Midlands Biofuels, persevere through the biodiesel industry's instability with ingenuity, passion and teamwork. This is their story. What do an emergency room medical doctor, gardening and a community-scale

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South Carolina Nets Grants for Transportation Biofuels

by Chuck Crumbo   (GSA Business)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded two grants totaling $150,000 to the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance aimed at developing transportation biofuel investments for commercial and military use. The alliance, which announced the grants at Wednesday’s

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New Crops Get Green Thumbs Up

(GreenvilleOnline) Officials at Clemson have released 21 new crop varieties that will help meet the needs of farmers growing food, fiber and fuels needed by South Carolina’s economy. These varieties include four Roundup Ready varieties of soybeans approved by the S.C. Crop

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Georgia Tech Students Top Clemson and UMD in DOE $100,000 ACC Clean Energy Challenge Final Four

(University of Maryland/PR Newswire)  A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce

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$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie To Reach Final Four

(University of Maryland/Yahoo! News)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for

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The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The uses of glycerin - crude, USP-grade or otherwise - and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. In the early

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The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research

Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The uses of glycerin - crude, USP-grade or otherwise - and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel.  READ MORE

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North Carolina's Growing Strengths: The Solar Center's Clean Transportation Projects

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to outreach, demonstration, and deployment of technology and policy solutions for a sustainable energy future. One  project led by the Clean

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Researchers Look to Grass to Make Gas

(Clemson University)  Clemson University researchers focusing on switchgrass as a renewable fuel source are looking to fungi and bacteria — nature’s specialists in decomposing plants and animals into elements that can be reused to support life — to help make cost-competitive

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NOAA Report Highlights Climate Change Threats to Nation’s Estuaries

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)  The nation’s 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors according to a new NOAA research report from the National Ocean Service. The national study, Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research

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ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie to Reach Final Four

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute/PR NewsWire)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans

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Energy Cane for Biomass Promising in South Carolina Testing

by Roy Robertson (Southeast Farm Press)  • Steve Kresovich is part of a team of USC researchers looking for crops that can be adapted to less productive and often under-utilized South Carolina soils. • The end goal, Kresovich says, is to

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Clemson, ArborGen Combine for Biofuel Research

(Associated Press/The State)  Clemson University researchers are joining with a commercial forestry company to try to figure out what variety of poplars are best to make biofuels. ArborGen planted four species of poplars last year at Clemson's Pee Dee Research and

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USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs. Vilsack highlighted the

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ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online

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Biofuels Producer Pitches Partnership with Pickens County Cities

by Vince Jackson (Independent Mail)  Commercial algae grower said process could someday recycle municipal sewer sludge Members of the Pickens County Municipal Association learned this week that biofuels produced from algae could provide needed revenue streams for cash-strapped cities. Phillip Lowery, regional

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Slip Sliding Away: Grease Thieves Strike East Tennessee

by Jamie Satterfield (Knoxnews.com)  Every month in the Southeast, thieves rob Griffin Industries of $1.6 million. So why does Mike McCombs struggle to get law enforcers to care? Because what law enforcement sees as greasy waste is actually liquid gold. "A lot

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Finding the Right Biofuels for the Southeast: A Range of Alternatives

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  ...Of the five regions, the Southeast has the greatest natural capacity in the continental United States, with sufficient sunshine, soils, water, and other natural resources to produce more than 10 billion gallons of

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Biofuel Company To Test Algae-to-Fuel Pilot Plant at Forsite Development's ReVenture Industrial Park

(CoStar Research)  South Carolina Firm To Test Commercial Viability of Algae-based Biofuel Process at Former Textile Dye-Manufacturing Site Later this month if all goes as planned, Renewed World Energies (RWE), an alternative energy development company based in Georgetown, S.C., will throw

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A Novel Nanobio Catalyst for Biofuels

(Argonne National Laboratory)  Nanoparticles synthesized from noble metals such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver (Ag), osmium, iridium, platinum, and gold (Au) are attracting increased attention by researchers around the world looking for advances in such fields as biomedicine and catalysts. Researchers

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Producers to Grow Renewable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced payments for 125 advanced Biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety of non-food sources, including waste products. "Advanced biofuels are

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Yecch, Ptooey! The 13 Oddest and Strangest Biofuels Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Most of the stories we write at the Digest on the subject of biofuels feedstocks fall into the well-established realms of normal. But every once in  a while, a feedstock emerges that is so compellingly

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University Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

By Caroline Baity (Daily Gamecock)  Program aims to offset fuel cost, turn profit    Thanks to two grants worth a combined $89,090, USC's Sustainable Carolina program now has the ability to turn all that greasy oil from Chicken Finger Wednesday into

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