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What to Do with Food Waste? Well, That Depends. NREL Researchers Examine Disposal Methods as More Landfills Prepare to Shut Down

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The expected decline in the number of landfills across the United States coupled with bans on disposing large amounts of organic waste in landfills that have been enacted in multiple states has prompted researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

New cutting edge facility in southern Alberta to create jobs, cut emissions by creating biofuel from waste

by Austin Lee (CTV News)  The Alberta government is supporting Canary Biofuels, an Alberta-based biofuel producer, with a $4.7M grant through the province’s Technology Innovation and Emissions Reductions (TIER) fund. In total, the facility in Lethbridge County will cost $28.6M and will be capable of producing roughly 70 million litres of

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Going Global: Expanding the Reach and Impact of GTI’s Cool LPG Technology as a Clean Fuel Alternative

(GTI) GTI is pleased to announce it has recently entered into licensing agreements with the Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP) and BioLPG, LLC (BioLPG), for GTI’s Cool LPG technology that indicates utility for decarbonizing energy systems and supplying green LPG for both the developing and developed worlds. The Cool LPG technology

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

City of Toronto to Begin RNG Production

(City of Toronto/Biomass Magazine) On July 20, Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto will start producing renewable gas (RNG) from Green Bin organic waste and injecting it into the natural gas grid in the coming weeks. The announcement took place at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

BC to Launch Clean Energy Initiative Supporting SAF, RNG

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon on July 16 announced the launch of an initiative that will fund a variety of clean energy projects, including those focused on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable natural gas (RNG). The initiative, the B.C. Centre

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Glenfiddich Powers Biogas Delivery Trucks with Its Own Whisky Waste

(Glenfiddich/NGV Journal) Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich announced that it is converting its delivery trucks to run on biomethane made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process. The company has installed fueling stations at its Dufftown distillery in north-eastern Scotland, which use technology developed by its parent company William Grant

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Byron Dorgan (InForum)  … The current year is already half gone and the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes yet. News reports indicate that oil refiners are demanding the Biden administration slash RFS volumes below what the law requires. The reports offer a number of theories for the delay.

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Angie Craig

“I was disappointed not to see biofuels included in the initial bipartisan infrastructure framework, but rest assured that as conversations in Washington continue to focus on infrastructure investments and efforts to address climate change, I will continue to fight to ensure renewable fuels have a seat at the table. After

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Its Time to Make Long-Lasting and Transformative Investments in Biofuels

by Representative Angie Craig (D-MN 2nd) (The Hill)  … I’m a supporter of biofuels. Biofuels offer predictability for farmers, drive economic growth and investment in rural America and decrease the carbon intensity of our transportation sector. These benefits are why I am pushing for immediate policy and budget changes to

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA Pledge to President: Ethanol to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050 or Sooner

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter sent today to President Joe Biden, Renewable Fuels Association members from across the country memorialized their commitment to ensuring ethanol achieves a net-zero carbon footprint, on average, by 2050 or sooner. Ethanol is already cutting greenhouse gas emissions by half compared to gasoline, the letter says, but

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

ENOC Link to Roll out the World’s First eLink Stations across the UAE

(ENOC) ENOC Link the digital mobile fuel delivery service for businesses in the UAE by ENOC Group, today announced its plans to roll out its new and world-first eLink Station across the UAE.  The eLink Station is a mobile fuelling format that will enable motorists and customers easy access and convenient fuelling services.

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Private Equity Firm to Buy Canada’s Idled Come-by-Chance Oil Refinery

by Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) Private equity firm Cresta Fund Management has agreed to buy a controlling stake in idled Canadian 135,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Come-by-Chance refinery, a fund representative said on Monday, with the aim of converting it to renewable fuels production. The refinery, owned by North Atlantic Refining Ltd (NARL), has

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon Engineering and LanzaTech Partner to Advance Jet Fuel Made from Air

(LanzaTech) The companies are investigating a commercial facility in the UK that will produce more than 100 million litres per year of jet fuel made from atmospheric carbon dioxide. In co-operation with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, the collaboration is one of eight projects shortlisted to share £15 million in

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Fermentation to DDGS: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  White Dog Labs is working on producing a Single-Cell Protein product from a cellulosic ethanol plant waste stream. The goal – to produce enough butyrate enhanced SCP product from cellulosic ethanol streams, that can be mixed with DDGS, for broiler chicken feed trials, which can

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Aviation Leaders Say Biofuels Still Too Expensive

by Cécile Michaut (Institut Polytechnique de Paris/Biofuels Digest) Aviation is counting on the use of biofuels and petrol-free synthetic fuels to reduce carbon emissions. Technically it is possible, but some say it’s still too expensive. Hear from Samuel Saysset, Lead techno advisor at ENGIE Research; Jean-Philippe Héraud, Process engineer at IFP

July 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Indonesia Succeeds as Biodiesel Pioneer: ESDM Ministry

by Sugiharto Purnama, Uyu Liman (AntaraNews.com) Achievement of the B30 biodiesel development program demonstrates Indonesia’s success as a B30 pioneer, Dadan Kusdiana, Director General of New, Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM), said. “Our provision and utilization of biodiesel have made us

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Environmental and Climate Justice and Technological Carbon Removal

Maya Batres, et al (The Electricity Journal) Environmental justice (EJ) and climate justice are becoming central foci of climate policy. Awareness is also growing on the need for some amount of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) to curb warming to 1.5 °C. In this paper we map dimensions of environmental and climate justice

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Offers Sustainable Fuel Alternative for Construction Equipment

by Colin Huwyler (Construction Executive/Optimus Technologies)  … While the idea of electrification has been emerging around the world, oftentimes it’s neither a cost-effective or technically feasible solution for heavy duty machinery like construction equipment. The reasons for this are threefold: Modifications, if available, can be costly, charge times are immense

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Madrid-Based SAF Producer, Airline Collaborate on Sustainability Efforts

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Two Madrid, Spain-based firms, a multinational energy company and an airline, are collaborating to move toward more sustainable mobility, among other goals. The agreement between energy company Repsol and the airline Iberia intends to develop ambitious joint programs and activities in the following areas: Research

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Erigo Group, Neutral Fuels Partner to Build UCO Biodiesel Plant in Oman

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Dubai-based Neutral Fuels Holdings Ltd. has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Erigo Group that will result in what Neutral Fuels says will be the first biodiesel production facility in the Sultanate of Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula. The biodiesel plant, to be located

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Branching Out: Aemetis’ Refinery Will Produce Renewable Diesel and Renewable Jet Fuel from Almond Orchard and Forest Wood Waste

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aemetis’ refinery will produce renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel from almond orchard and forest wood waste, which will also yield a negative carbon sugar source for ethanol. The Keyes, California, plant is also ditching fossil-based power. Eric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis, says the

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

New Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Digester Costs for US Farmers

(Bioenergy Insight)  Bipartisan legislation has been introduced by US Senators to encourage investment in biodigester and nutrient recovery systems while establishing a new market for farmers. The Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, a bill brought forward by US Senators John Thune and Sherrod Brown, will help expand the market for renewable biogas

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DHL Expands LNG Truck Fleet, Explores Bio-LNG Potential

(Bioenergy Insight)  DHL Supply Chain is expanding its fleet of environmentally friendly LNG gas trucks, transporting car parts from the Czech Republic to Germany. The three new tractor units running on LNG put into operation in October 2020 will now be followed by eight more low-emission trucks. This step will

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

The Biofuels Revolution Coming to the Friendly Skies

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sugarcane is the most energy efficient plant in the world and will play a vital role in the jet fuel revolution. With air travel expected to skyrocket in the coming decades, and carbon reduction a must, the aviation industry needs renewable options. In the

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Why All Agriculture Carbon Credits Aren’t the Same

by Helena Bottemiller Evich (Politico) Green groups are calling for USDA to set standards so there’s more clarity in the rapidly changing market.  —  Agricultural carbon credit programs are cropping up left and right, but the standards they adhere to are all over the map, according to a major new report

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Models to Create Biodiesel and Bioplastics Are Being Developed at the UAG

(Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG)/Surest Informa (Google Translation)) … The researcher pointed out that thanks to this line of research and the projects that have derived from it, it has been possible to model chemical processes such as the production of biodiesel from waste from grease traps and also biological processes

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Household Waste and Sewage to Be Used in Jet Fuel Production as Government Makes World-Leading Sustainable Aviation Fuel Commitments

(U.K. Department for Transport and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP)  Companies receive funding for sustainable fuel production while sustainable aviation fuel mandate consultation is launched. — 8 companies have been shortlisted to share £15 million government funding to support the development of first-of-a-kind production plants turning waste into sustainable

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbon Fuels from Industrial Off Gas: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech’s Dr. Laurel Harmon shared this illuminating slide guide at the BETO Peer Review on jet and diesel fuel production from industrial waste gases, commercialization of ethanol-to-jet technology by building a standalone Alcohol-to-Jet pre-commercial demonstration facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and diesel, the

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Switchgrass and Miscanthus on Mined Lands for Biofuel and Biomass Production

(Association of Warm Season Grass Producers)  I grow switchgrass and miscanthus on mined lands for biofuel and biomass production. The idea of using marginal lands for these crops has been around for a while and I started doing it about 20 years ago. I will give a summary of the

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

MSC and Shell Bet on (bio)LNG to Speed up Shipping Decarbonization

(Shell/MSC/NGV Journal)  MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) have agreed to work closely together to help accelerate the decarbonization of the global shipping sector. The long-term memorandum of understanding will help MSC and Shell to play enhanced roles in the energy transformation of shipping, as

July 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Rolls-Royce and Shell Sign Long-Term Agreement to Progress 100% SAF Use in Aero Engines

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) Rolls-Royce and Shell have signed a long-term agreement to progress the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in aircraft engines and support the aviation industry’s decarbonisation efforts. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the two companies will expand on existing areas of cooperation, including the

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WEF’s Clean Skies Initiative Unveils New SAF Certificate System for Corporate Travellers

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online)  A new certificate system has been launched that will allow corporations and travellers to claim lower emission benefits through covering the price premium of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). It aims to unlock funding sources and help boost demand for clean jet fuels that ensure reductions

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Lufthansa Technik and Hamburg Airport Start Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Research Project

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online)  MRO and technical aircraft services provider Lufthansa Technik has joined with Hamburg Airport in an initiative to design and test maintenance and ground processes for handling liquid hydrogen (LH2) that is expected to be used in powering future aircraft. The two-year research project, which has

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Direct Air Capture CO2 for Aviation E-fuels Production Faces Many Obstacles, Finds E4Tech Study

by Susan van Dyk (GreenAir Online)  Although using CO2 from direct air capture (DAC) is important for e-fuels production in a net zero energy system, it is currently too expensive and could place a very high cost and technology risk burden on the e-fuels sector, concludes an E4Tech study commissioned

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Boeing and JetBlue Invest to Grow Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production on US West Coast

by Mark Pilling (GreenAir Online) Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production on the US West Coast has been boosted with the announcement that Boeing will invest in SkyNRG Americas’ first dedicated SAF plant in the country, while JetBlue Airways said it will increase its usage of SAF by taking World Energy’s product

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Aerospace players Enter Canadian Partnerships on Hybrid-Electric Aircraft and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Mark Pilling  (GreenAir Online)  … P&WC’s announcement is the second sustainability initiative launched in Quebec in the past week, with Airbus joining the SAF+ Consortium, a group of aerospace companies and research institutions that is seeking to transform Montreal into a sustainable aviation hub in North America. The group

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UK Government Opens Consultation on Draft Strategy for Aviation to Reach Net Zero by 2050 PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: September 17, 2021

by Christopher Surgenor  (GreenAir Online) The UK government has opened a public consultation on an action plan for the UK aviation sector to reach its net zero emissions by 2050 target, which it calls ‘Jet Zero’. Its draft strategy relies on a combination of five different measures: making airspace system efficiencies,

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EU SAF Blending Mandate Proposals Ambitious but Feasible, Says SkyNRG Analysis Report

by Christopher Surgenor  (GreenAir Online)  An analysis by major sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) supplier SkyNRG of the European Commission’s ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package of legislative proposals unveiled last week, shows around 300 SAF plants with an average production capacity of around 100,000 tonnes per

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Recycling Plastic Has Been an Uphill Challenge. Could Chemical Recycling Change That?

(PBS NewsHour)  Plastic pollution is a global threat on our lands and seas. Since World War II, we have created over 9 billion cubic tons of it, yet its recycling remains extremely limited. As part of our “Breakthroughs” series, Miles O’Brien looks at new ideas and innovations, such as chemical

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Big Oil Companies Push Hydrogen as Green Alternative, but Obstacles Remain

by Sarah McFarlane (Wall Street Journal)  BP, Shell want to make the gas using renewable energy, but doing so remains expensive — Big oil companies have long touted hydrogen energy as a way to reduce carbon emissions. Now they are grappling with how to make that a reality. BP BP 3.36% PLC, Royal Dutch Shell RDS.A 3.67% PLC and TotalEnergies SE are all

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon-Capture Pipelines Offer Climate Aid; Activists Wary

by Stephen Groves (Associated Press)  Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change, though some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would stretch from North Dakota to Illinois, potentially transforming the Corn

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol to Electrons: Beyond Transportation Fuel, Ethanol Could Contribute to Greener Electricity.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Beyond transportation fuel, ethanol could contribute to greener electricity. From large-scale power generation to support the grid to small and decentralized applications that provide renewable energy for remote electric vehicle charging. Electrification may just be part of ethanol’s future—and not necessarily in competition

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Frontline BioEnergy Delivers Plant Modules to Stine Seed Farms in Joint Pyrolysis Project

(Frontline Bioenergy)  On June 8th, Frontline BioEnergy delivered the final module of the Stine pyrolysis plant to the project site in Redfield, Iowa. The Stine pyrolysis project, a collaboration between Stine Seed Farms and Frontline BioEnergy, will transform biomass into biochar and bio-oil. Frontline took the project from conception through detailed

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Circla Nordic Debuts, Backed by ECCO Investment, Utilizing Bio2Oil Hydrothermal Liquefaction Technology for Biocrude

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Denmark, ECCO Investment has made a key investment in Bio2Oil technology and a new company has been formed, Circla Nordic, to stress the circular nature/sustainability of the technology. The company has also received notice of a “big national grant to co-fund one of the first

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Photolysis – Splitting Water with Photons to Make Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we conclude Gas Week here in Digestville, we’d like to share this intelligent and thoughtful summary of photolysis – that is, splitting water with photons to make hydrogen, that’s available on the internet but hard to find. It’s an excellent reminder that photons can

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen: What’s Really Real in a Gathering of Haters, Hypers, Pettifoggers, Filibusters, and Transformative Technologies Like You’ve Never Ever Seen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) On June 7, 2021, the US Department of Energy launched the Hydrogen Shot, which got kinda mixed up with the Moderna and Pfizer shots in the Battle for The Nation’s Attention that erupts on Facebook each morning. So, if you missed it, don’t feel alone. It’s

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

To Undo the Damage of Trump Rollbacks, Biden Needs to Set Car Standards Stronger than Obama’s

(American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)) The Biden administration can soon undo the damage of President Trump’s clean car rollback, but only by setting more stringent standards to make up for lost progress. In the face of recent climate change-related extreme heat and flooding events, the administration can’t afford to lose this

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Fuels of the Future

(Wärtsilä/Hellenic Shipping News)  How do you create carbon neutral, synthetic fuels? Where can they be used? What can be done to accelerate decarbonisation – and, eventually, to replace the use of fossil fuels altogether? – Meet Power-to-X, the new superhero. Decarbonisation and the fight against climate change is entering a

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Bio-Batteries

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  We are seeing a number of articles about bio-based batteries and biodegradable batteries.  Wondering if we should be covering this bio-based mobility development.  Here are some examples: The biodegradable battery (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)/Science Daily) High-capacity, Soft Batteries From Trees (Sustainable Skies)

July 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Fenix Transitions Port of LA Equipment to Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel Blend

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Fenix Marine Services in the Port of Los Angeles has made what it says is one of the largest commitments to environmental sustainability in the maritime sector by fully transitioning its fleet of more than 300 pieces of container-handling equipment from petroleum diesel fuel to

July 24, 2021 Read Full Article

This Vodka Helps Fight Climate Change

(CNN)  Vodka is usually made from fermented grains, like rye. But Air Company’s spirit is made out of captured carbon dioxide emissions.  READ MORE/WATCH VIDEO From CO2 To Vodka: Air Company Launches World’s First Carbon-Negative Spirit  (Forbes) This carbon-negative vodka comes from captured CO2 — Air Company—a winner of Fast

July 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Awards $127 Million to Bring Innovative Clean Energy Technologies to Market

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy continues to power the clean energy revolution among American small businesses and entrepreneurs with awards totaling $127 million to support 110 innovative projects – each focused on tackling the climate crisis by harnessing market-oriented solutions and emerging technologies.  DOE’s Office of Energy and Efficiency

July 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Can the Airline Industry Live without Fossil Fuels?

by Josh Owens (Oilprice.com)  … (T)he aviation industry accounts for only 2% of global emissions.  … Biofuels are fuels manufactured from organic materials, normally crops, wood, or waste. While they do produce carbon when burned, the theory is that the carbon was absorbed by the organic matter when it was growing,

July 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Governors Ask Biden Administration to Expand the Market for Higher-Octane Gasoline in New Fuel Economy Rule

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  High-Octane Ethanol Should Replace Carcinogenic Gasoline Aromatics   — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem sent a letter to the Biden Administration pointing out the role that higher-octane ethanol could play in meeting the Administration’s climate and public health goals. Governor Walz is the chair and Governor

July 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Blue Biofuels Files 3 Additional Patents on Its CTS Technology

(Blue Biofuels) Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc., DBA Blue Biofuels, (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it filed 3 additional patents that follow on the granted patent to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. In the process of testing and perfecting towards commercialization, the Company has developed additional unique technology related to

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IOC to Build India’s First Green Hydrogen Plant at Mathura Refinery

(PTI/Economic Times) Hydrogen is the latest buzz for meeting the world’s energy needs. Hydrogen, in itself, is a clean fuel but manufacturing it is energy-intensive and has carbon byproducts.  —  India’s largest oil firm IOC will build the nation’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at its Mathura refinery, as it aims

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Setting the Record Straight on Renewable Fuels

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-I)) Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Setting the Record Straight on Renewable Fuels  — Many bills that get introduced in the Senate won’t go anywhere. They are simply messaging documents. I usually do not care to comment on these bills. It simply isn’t

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Tidewater Midstream Announces the Creation of Tidewater Renewables and Capitalization via Initial Public Offering

(Tidewater Midstream/CISION) Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. (“Tidewater Midstream“) is pleased to announce the creation of Tidewater Renewables Ltd. (“Tidewater Renewables”) as a wholly owned subsidiary. Tidewater Renewables has been formed to become a multi-faceted, energy transition company focusing on the production of low carbon fuels. The creation of and the

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Manchester United Teams Up with Renewable Energy Group to Create a More Sustainable Future

(Renewable Energy Group/Manchester United/Business Wire) Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) has reinforced its commitment to environmental sustainability through a global partnership with Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI), a leading producer of renewable fuels, with a shared mission to tackle climate change and create a cleaner world. Dedicated to providing high-quality and easy-to-use

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The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to Nanoplazz’s Green Hydrogen, Syngas Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Nanoplazz Technologies has developed cutting-edge plasma reactor technology to convert greenhouse gases into value-added fuels and chemicals and to produce carbon nanoparticles with diamond cores to enhance the performance and sustainability of industrial and consumer products. The Multi-Slide Guide visualization of their technology.  READ MORE

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The Race for Limestone as Climate Change’s Big Solution: Sulzer, Blue Planet Sign Key Partnership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Sulzer and Blue Planet have signed a significant partnership for converting CO2 into limestone. … Sulzer is enabling the further development and optimization of Blue Planet’s innovative carbon mineralization process for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) solutions. The process will leverage Sulzer’s carbon reduction technologies

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Scientists Offered Using Methanol in Power Generation for Electric Cars

(Ural Federal University/EurekAlert)  Technology is economical, safe, environmentally friendly, and energy-efficient —  Professors at Ural Federal University (UrFU, Russia) Sergey Shcheklein and Aleksey Dubinin have developed a technology for generating energy for an electric car engine using methanol. An article describing the technology was published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

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We Have the Technology, but Where Is the Fuel?

by FLSmidth (International Cement Review) A document issued by the Portland Cement Association calls for greater support for the cement industry to enable increased use of AFs. “There is a tremendous opportunity to reuse the millions of tons of plastic and other secondary materials that can no longer be exported

July 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Companies for Net Zero Holds Informative and Dynamic Session on Financing RNG Projects

(Waste Advantage Magazine) On Thursday, May 20, Companies for Net Zero (formerly Companies for Zero Waste) held a great, informative session on Financing RNG Projects. The event kicked off with a discussion on “Cutting Edge Funding and Contractual Structures for Successful RNG Project Financing” presented by Allison Larr, Vice President of Citi,

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Cummins Tests Hydrogen Fueled Internal Combustion Engine

(HDT Trucking Info)  Following the proof-of-concept testing, the company plans to evaluate the hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine in a variety of on- and off-highway applications. —  Cummins began testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine.The proof-of-concept test is building on Cummins’ existing technology in gaseous-fuel applications and powertrain to create new

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Opal Fuels Invests in Indiana RNG Facility

by Michael Bates (NGT News) OPAL Fuels LLC, a Fortistar portfolio company and producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG), has announced an investment in Bio Town Biogas. The RNG production facility, located in Indiana, will feature a large-scale dairy digester that will produce about 1,000 MMBTUs of fuel per

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CIM Group Invests in Renewable Natural Gas

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Los Angeles-based CIM Group has announced a significant investment in an affiliate of MAS CanAm LLC, the holding company for all of the renewable natural gas (RNG) activities undertaken by MAS Energy LLC, a privately held, Atlanta-based owner, developer and operator of North American RNG production

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Deciphering Biofuels Policies across Europe

(Biofuels International)  Even as Europe considers a major revamp of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) governing EU biofuels policy until 2030, member states have been working to meet a fast approaching deadline to implement the legislation in its current form, known as RED II. The existing legislation gives EU Member

July 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Avfuel Supplies Million FBO with SAF

(Biofuels International)  Avfuel Corporation has collaborated with Million Air Burbank to provide its customers with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Avfuel’s first truckload of SAF arrived at the FBO on June 24, enabling Million’s customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. “I think most

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$1.5M DOE Grant Targets Engineering of Cyanobacteria as Biofuel Production Platform

(Vanderbilt University School of Engineering)  A new, $1.5 million Department of Energy grant brings together experts from three institutions to parse the metabolism of a blue-green algae that holds great promise for biofuel production. The team, led by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Jamey Young, will take a systems biology

July 22, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to National Hydrogen Strategies: Japan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As we continue with Gas Week, we’re providing you with 10 National Hydrogen Strategies between now and Friday. Today: (as we near the Summer Olympics) Japan.  READ MORE

July 22, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to National Hydrogen Strategies: Germany

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we continue with Gas Week, we’re providing you with 10 National Hydrogen Strategies between now and Friday. Today: Germany.  READ MORE

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The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to National Hydrogen Strategies: France

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we continue with Gas Week, we’re providing you with 10 National Hydrogen Strategies between now and Friday. Today: France. READ MORE  

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An Open Letter to President Biden on Competition for Climate Change Reduction Businesses

by Bob Kozak (Atlantic Biomass/Biofuels Digest)  Dear President Biden, For someone who says competition is the key to American economic success, “A fair, open, and competitive marketplace has long been a cornerstone of the American economy, while excessive market concentration threatens basic economic liberties, democratic accountability, and the welfare of workers,

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New Federal Bills Target Food Waste

by Natasha Lasky (Our Daily Planet)  A new series of bills have been introduced in Congress that aim to quell food waste. These bills — the Zero Food Waste Act, and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques Act (COMPOST) —will reduce food waste and in turn help create jobs, slow

July 21, 2021 Read Full Article

LLNL and Collaborators Improve Electrochemical Reactor Performance through 3D Printing

(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and their collaborators are leveraging the power of 3D printing to improve the performance of electrochemical reactors used to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to useful energy sources, chemicals and material feedstocks. Working under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with Stanford University and oil and

July 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Decarbonizing the Air Transportation Sector: New Guidelines for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounting and Insetting Launched

(Smart Freight Centre) Smart Freight Centre and MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics launch new greenhouse gas accounting and insetting guidelines for sustainable aviation fuel  —  The air transportation industry is responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year. Immediately before the COVID-19 crisis, the industry emitted

July 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Keysight’s Test Solutions Selected by Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells to Understand the Behavior and Characteristics of Biofuel Cells

(Keysight Technologies/Yahoo! Finance) Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells (BeFC), an innovator of bio enzymatic fuel cells, has selected and integrated multiple Keysight solutions to better

July 21, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to National Hydrogen Strategies: The United States of America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we continue with Gas Week, we’re providing you with 10 National Hydrogen Strategies between now and Friday. Today, the Big Kahuna (or Enchilada, if you like), the US, where actions have been lagging but ambitions growing and a refining base of scale and national

July 21, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

July 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Notes from the Bar None Ranch: The New Sheriff in Nitrogenville, Pivot Bio, Raises Another $430M

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Berkeley and Pivot Bio that the company has raised $430 million in its Series D venture round, led by DCVC and Temasek, bringing the total equity raised to more than $600 million. Last we saw, the company was valued at $1.6 billion

July 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Airbus Joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to Accelerate Development of New Technology

(Airbus/Biobased Diesel Daily) Airbus and the Montreal, Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through in-kind contributions, which consist of technical and certification expertise, economic

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Project to Run UK Locomotive on Biogas, Hydrogen Receives Gov’t Funding

(Bioenergy Insight)  UK rail freight provider Freightliner, working in partnership with a consortium of specialist suppliers, has secured government funding to develop a dual-fuel solution for the Class 66 locomotive. The technology, utilising biogas and hydrogen, is one of the 30 winners of the latest round of the First of

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

New Energy Freedom Refinery to Produce Carbon-Negative Fuel from America’s Ag Wastes

(New Energy Blue/PR Newswire) New Energy Blue announced its planned construction in Iowa of a biomass refinery designed to produce renewable carbon-negative automotive fuel, which replaces gasoline. “Our Iowa project can keep one million tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere every year–like taking 200,000 cars off the road,” says Thomas Corle,

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Why Brazil Is Expected to See a Corn Ethanol Boom

(BN Americas) Brazil’s corn ethanol production is expected to triple by 2030, according to Beatriz Pupo (pictured, left), biofuel senior analyst of S&P Global Platts Analytics.  The projected growth reflects the stagnation of the availability of sugarcane as raw material for ethanol and the country’s need to increase biofuel output to

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Fischer: More Choices and Cleaner Fuel at the Gas Pump

(Office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)) … The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, which I reintroduced with Sen. Amy Klobuchar in response to the ruling, offers a common-sense solution to this problem. Our bill would reinstate the waiver that allowed high-ethanol blends like E15 to be sold all year.

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

Green Fuels Research Wins Innovate UK Funding for PoWGEN Aquaculture Waste-to-Power Generation Project in Vietnam

(Green Fuels Research) Green Fuels Research, in partnership with the School of Chemical Engineering, Hà Nội University of Science and Technology (HUST) has been awarded grant funding by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, under Energy Catalyst 8 to conduct a feasibility study into the conversion of pangasius (catfish) mortalities and

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

The Road to Net Zero: Kao Data Becomes First UK Data Centre To Transition From Diesel To Renewable HVO Fuel

(Kao Data) • Partnership with Crown Oil sees Kao Data become UK’s first data centre operator to fuel all their back-up generators with HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel in place of traditional diesel As a clean, renewable diesel alternative, HVO fuel eliminates up to 90% of net CO2, therefore significantly reducing

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Multi-Guide Slide to National Hydrogen Strategies: Finland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Finns are flying when it comes to hydrogen and, even better, this national hydrogen strategy has some great green hydrogen factoids and charts whether hydrogen in Scandinavia tickles your fancy or not. For mobility, stationery power and above all, for industrial applications, here’s a

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Green Hydrogen Horizons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s Gas Week here in Digestville, all this week we’re highlighting new technologies, commercial breakthroughs and new strategies relating to the production of, applications for, or the avoidannce of: Green Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Syngas. Later this week we’ll look at the monster valuation and progress

July 20, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Green Jet Fuel Proposal Shuns Crop-Based Biofuels, Focuses on Next Generation

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) Proposed EU legislation aimed at cutting flight emissions by ramping up the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) has excluded the use of first-generation biofuels, arguing they bring “limited environmental benefits”. The proposal, tabled on Wednesday (14 July) as part of the EU’s wide-ranging “Fit for

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Spain: Repsol and Talgo Will Develop Renewable Hydrogen-Powered Train

(Repsol/NGV Journal) Repsol and Talgo will jointly develop projects to promote the creation of renewable hydrogen-powered trains and promote emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. The agreement has been signed by Repsol’s Executive Director of Industrial Transformation and Circular Economy Juan Abascal and the Chairman of Talgo Carlos Palacio Oriol.

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

RSB Publishes Results from Its Monitoring & Evaluation Report

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials published the outcomes of RSB’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) in 2020 in a report highlighting certification data, project work, advisory services, Standard development and more, to demonstrate where and how RSB is creating impacts. “The new report highlights that

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Ameresco Reaches Commercial Operation of Landfill Gas to Renewable Natural Gas Plant

(Ameresco)  Innovative renewable natural gas plant at McCarty Road Landfill reached commercial operations in Q2 2021 —  Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), ), a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, today announced that it achieved commercial operations at its landfill gas to renewable natural gas plant at Republic Services’ McCarty Road

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

ReCarbon Executes Multi-Site Landfill Gas to Hydrogen Agreement with H2Renewables

(ReCarbon)  ReCarbon, Inc., (https://recarboninc.com) the developer of the patented Plasma Carbon Conversion Unit (PCCU), a combustion-free, climate-positive greenhouse gas utilization technology, announced the execution of a supply agreement with Cleveland, Tennessee-based landfill gas to hydrogen project developer, H2Renewables, LLC. This follows the successful operation of a demonstration plant at McDonald, Tennessee.

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

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 point and high flash point improve fuel properties?  READ MORE

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Top 10 Slide Guides of 2021 so Far

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Like a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day, the first half of 2021 was a bit more refreshing and uplifting than 2020. The Digest brings you the hottest Top 10 slide guides so far from 2021. We sure learned how to turn

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Fit for 55 Package: Further Legislative Fine-Tuning on Draft Proposals Required to Avoid Climate and Economic Damage

(EWABA) The EWABA association, representing the EU waste-based and advanced biodiesel industry, welcomes the Commission’s intention to make Europe the first climate neutral continent, in words of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. We regret however that the Commission’s approach fails to offer a bolder promotion of renewable and low

July 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Analysis Shows Enzyme-Based Plastics Recycling Is More Energy Efficient, Better for Environment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  BOTTLE Consortium Effort Develops Model That Finds Sizeable Energy and Carbon-Saving Benefits for Recycling PET, a Common Plastic Used in Bottles, Clothing, Carpet —  Researchers in the BOTTLE Consortium, including from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Portsmouth,

July 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers Captured, Stored Carbon before It Was Cool, Industry Learder Says: Farmers and Ethanol Plants Can Benefit from Reducing Carbon Use.

by Jerry Perkins (Successful Farming)  … After years of research into the data about farming’s contribution to carbon emissions, that’s the conclusion reached by Ron Alverson, a South Dakota corn farmer and ethanol plant director, who spoke Wednesday at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), which wraps up today at

July 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Central Tuber Crop Research Institute Bets on Cassava as Feedstock for Bioethanol Production

by V Sajeev Kumar (The Hindu Business Line) As a biofuel crop, cassava has comparative advantages vis-a-vis sugarcane  —  As the search for alternate feedstock sources for ethanol production gathers pace, ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) finds cassava (tapioca) as a promising raw material for bioethanol production to meet

July 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Repsol, Bilbobus, and Alsa Launch First Pilot Project Using HVO Net Zero Emissions Fuel

(Repsol) • A total of 12 buses from the Bilbobus fleet will use net zero emissions fuel over the next four months, thus making them comparable to electric vehicles. Bilbobus’ participation in this project is part of its commitment to sustainable mobility and the search for alternatives to traditional fuels.

July 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Bio2oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Bio2oil was founded with the aim of commercializing the Hydrothermal Liquefaction technology (HTL). It’s a process that converts biomass to liquid fuel in the presence of water. We focus on getting the process efficient and robust and to make the technology cost efficient for deployment

July 16, 2021 Read Full Article

We Can Love Electric Cars, But Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

by Dan Morgan (The Globalist)  Right now, electric cars have the momentum and the “inevitability” narrative on their side. Is the idea of pursuing two paths forward a waste of money?   … The Biden administration’s ambitious infrastructure proposal sets aside $174 billion to subsidize electric cars, but little for biofuels. As

July 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Field to Market Launches Fieldprint Platform 4.0 with Enhanced Science to Assess Nutrient Loss Pathways and Estimate Soil Carbon Sequestration

(Field to Market) Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture today introduced Fieldprint® Platform 4.0, the next generation of the industry’s most widely recognized sustainability assessment tool for commodity crop production in the United States. The Fieldprint Platform’s new features and functionality provide farmers and the value chain with improved

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Avolta Breaks Ground on First of 2 Biogas Projects in Arizona

(Avolta/Biomass Magazine) Avolta, a renewable energy company focused on originating, developing, owning, and operating renewable natural gas (RNG) projects, and its regional development partner, Atlas Global Holdings LLC, held an official groundbreaking to kick off the first of two RNG Projects at the Butterfield and Milky Way dairies outside of Phoenix,

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Ontario Increases Opportunity for On-Farm RNG Production

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Ontario government on July 5 announced it is changing its biogas regulations under the Nutrient Management Act to enable new on-farm biogas systems and expansions of existing systems to be approved more easily and at a lower cost. The changes will also help reduce greenhouse

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

DOE Funds 2 Biomass-to-Hydrogen Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy on July 7 announced $52.5 million to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies. Two of the funded projects focus specifically on the production of hydrogen from biobased feedstocks. According to the DOE, the 31 selected projects support the

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

North Carolina Bill Creates General Permit Certain Biogas Systems

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on July 2 signed the North Carolina Farm Act of 2021. The legislation, in part, directs the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission to develop a new general permit for farms with digester systems. Under the legislation, the commission is directed

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Indonesia Bets on Biofuels over Oil, but Electric Vehicles Could Render Both Moot

by Hans Nicholas Jong (Mongabay/Eco-Business) Increased adoption of electric vehicles could render redundant Indonesia’s biofuel infrastructure, which the government is touting as its chosen alternative to fossil fuels. The rapid development of electric vehicles looks set to overtake the biofuel infrastructure that Indonesia is investing heavily in, and could render

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Springboard Biodiesel Enables US Military Base to Save Nearly $5 Million in Fuel Costs and Mitigate 4,875 Tons of CO2e

(Springboard Biodiesel/EIN Presswire)  Used cooking oil can be turned into low-carbon biodiesel anywhere people are fed for about $1 per gallon with a Springboard Biodiesel BioPro™ system. —   Springboard Biodiesel, the leading small-scale biodiesel processing company in the United States, shared a recent summary of biodiesel production from one of its

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Cory Switches Iconic Thames Tugs to Biofuels as Part of Net-Zero Drive

(Biofuels International)  Cory has announced that its fleet of tugs will run on biofuel. The move follows successful trials that have resulted in a reduction of net carbon dioxide emissions by 90% – a major step in decarbonising the company’s river operations and transport on the Thames as the UK

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Dartmouth Professor Selected to Be Director of New Brazilian A2G Biofuel Laboratory

(AZO Cleantech) Lee Lynd, the Queneau Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth, will be the founding director of the new Advanced Second Generation (A2G) Biofuel Laboratory located at the University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil. The lab’s mission is to develop and enable technology to sustainably produce bioethanol, an alternative to

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

MicroBioGen’s Game-Changing Second-Generation Bioethanol Research

by Melody Labinsky (Farm Weekly) For Australian biotechnology company MicroBioGen, the solution to creating more commercially viable bioethanol ‘just grew on them’. The company has been able to demonstrate the production of both high-protein food and low carbon bioethanol from non-food material using a single biological agent. And it’s all thanks to

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA CEO: Multiple Reasons for Ethanol Optimism

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Low-carbon ethanol’s “brightest and sunniest days remain ahead” despite recent judicial setbacks and a growing policy push on electric vehicles, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper said in keynote remarks today at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo. Even after two recent disappointing court decisions, “The ethanol

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Carnegie And Stanford Plant Scientists Awarded $900K For Biofuel Research

(Carnegie Science)  Carnegie’s Arthur Grossman and Stanford University’s Ellen Yeh were awarded a $900, 000 grant this spring from the university’s public-private partnership Strategic Energy Alliance to research the synthesis of biofuels from a species of green microalgae called Botryococcus braunii. Scientists from a diversity of research areas, including plant and algal

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Boeing and SkyNRG Partner to Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuels Globally

(Boeing)  – Partnership builds on Boeing’s industry leadership and SkyNRG’s pioneering approach to scaling SAF demand and supply – Boeing to invest in SkyNRG Americas’ first dedicated U.S. production facility for SAF – Facility will establish SAF supply for airports, airlines, Boeing operations on West Coast Boeing (NYSE: BA), SkyNRG

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Fit for 55 Needs a Biofuels Boost

(ePURE)  The Commission’s proposal leaves room for biofuels such as renewable ethanol to help achieve Green Deal, but should better maximise their potential for decarbonising transport  — The European Commission’s new Fit for 55 package sets important new goals for emissions reduction and creates a solid foundation for reaching them by giving a

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Technology for Space Exploration: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Space Biotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To space, what will we take? In space, what will we make? What are the technologies under development to create fuels, foods, materials, health, protection and new science in space, and for space exploration? With no fossil fuels on Mars, it’s a biobased opportunity covering

July 15, 2021 Read Full Article

A ‘Sea Tractor’ Harvests and Replants Carbon-Capturing Seaweed at This Floating Farm

by Adele Peters (Fast Company)  Seaweed farming could be a potent weapon in the fight against climate change. But can it scale?  — In a series of floating seaweed farms off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, a catamaran travels back and forth through lines of dangling red algae. Custom technology

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

JetBlue Starts Using Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Los Angeles International

by Linnea Ahlgren (Simple Flying) JetBlue announced Monday that it had entered into an agreement with World Fuel Services and World Energy for the supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Los Angeles International Airport. The airline says SAF will now make up approximately 5% of its LAX fuel. …

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Technology from Broiler Chicken Waste Gets Ready for Commercial Production

by E.M.Manoj (The Hindu) Dr. John Abraham pioneers the production of biodiesel from broiler slaughter waste and dead poultry.  A biodiesel technology scaled up at the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) in Wayanad is getting ready for viable commercial production. The Indian Patent Office issued the certificate of grant

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

SWISS Becomes First Commercial Airline to Fly from Switzerland with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(SWISS) SWISS has established the first-ever end-to-end logistics chain for importing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Switzerland in collaboration with various partners. This makes SWISS the first commercial airline to use SAF in its scheduled flight operations from Switzerland. Thanks to its highly advanced aircraft such as the A32Xneo family, SWISS’s

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Air bp Announces NetJets Europe First to Purchase Its ISCC PLUS Certified Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Air bp) • NetJets Europe became the first customer to purchase Air bp’s ISCC PLUS certified sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)* in Spain.  • The SAF is supplied from bp’s Castellon refinery and made available within the Spanish airport network, following ISCC PLUS methodology. Air bp, the international aviation fuel products

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Vattenfall and Preem Take Their Fossil-Free Hydrogen Biofuel Collaboration to the Next Level

(Preem) According to a study conducted in the spring, the Preem Lysekil plant is very well suited for an electrolysis plant for hydrogen biofuel production. Carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by at least 80 percent for hydrogen that is produced fossil-free instead of with fossil-based raw materials. An initial 50

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Agriculture and Ethanol Groups Echo Automakers Call for Higher-Octane Gasoline Standard in Fuel Economy Rule

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  Dozens of agricultural, ethanol, automotive, and manufacturing organizations are calling for higher octane in gasoline to help automakers increase vehicle fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gases. In a letter to President Joe Biden, signed by a range of agriculture and ethanol interests, they pointed to the

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Using Cycloalkanes for Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Ethanol-Derived Jet Blending Components

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) LanzaTech, Purdue and PNNL are working together to develop a commercially viable process to convert an ethanol-derived olefin intermediate into a jet-range hydrocarbon with 60 wt.% yield to cycloalkanes and demonstrate its commercial utility as a jet blendstock via fuel property analysis, ASTM characterization, and

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

California’s LCFS Is Successfully Proliferating. Is It Also Successfully Decarbonizing Transport?

by Kendra Seymour (Stillwater Associates) As explained in our LCFS 101 Beginner’s Guide and LCFS 101 Update articles, California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) aims to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) by reducing the average carbon intensity (CI) of transportation fuels that are used in California. Overall program compliance is generally achieved through the

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

LanzaJet Joins the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

(LanzaJet)  The Sustainability of Aviation Biofuels Is Key Ingredient for the Global Bioeconomy —   LanzaJet today announced it has joined The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).  The RSB unites a collective of businesses, NGOs, academics, governments, and UN organizations that help drive best practices for sustainable biomaterial, biofuels, and biomass production. 

July 14, 2021 Read Full Article

HYVIA: Renault’s New Path to Green Hydrogen-Powered Mobility

(Renault/NGV Journal)  Renault and Plug Power have revealed plans for its HYVIA project. ‘HY’ for hydrogen, ‘VIA’ for road, HYVIA builds on the expertise of Plug Power and a network of more than 100 refueling stations that dispense over 40 tons of hydrogen every day. HYVIA ecosystem includes electrolysis solutions, green hydrogen

July 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Northeast States Pass Biofuel Blending Bills

(PriMedia) Liquid heating fuel is on track to continue reducing its carbon footprint across the Northeast U.S. In recent weeks, the state legislatures of New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island passed bills that would create new biofuel blending standards for all liquid heating fuel sold in each state. The New

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BC Amends Regulation to Increase Renewable Gas Production, Use

(Bioenergy Insight)  British Columbia (BC) has amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation to increase the production and use of renewable gas, as well as green and waste hydrogen in the province. With this change, BC hopes to generate jobs and economic opportunities while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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Bioenergy Devco Celebrates Opening of Maryland Anaerobic Digester

(Bioenergy Devco/Biomass Magazine) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, County Executive Calvin Ball, Director of Maryland Environmental Service (MES), Charles Glass and representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) gathered at Bioenergy Devco’s new anaerobic digestion facility in Jessup, Maryland, on July 7 to celebrate near completion of what will be the state’s largest anaerobic digestion (AD)

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FS to Develop BECCS Project at Brazilian Biorefinery

(FS/Ethanol Producer Magazine) FS, the first and largest Brazilian company to produce ethanol, animal nutrition and bioenergy products exclusively from corn, brings innovation with a project to implement a revolutionary system utilizing proven technology: the BECCS – bioenergy with carbon capture and storage system. By implementing the BECCS system, the company

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Renewable Diesel Plant Proposed at Prince George Refinery

by Arthur Williams (Alaska Highway News)  Plant would be the first of its kind in Canada —  The company which owns the Prince George Refinery is looking to develop a plant on the refinery site to convert vegetable oils, used cooking oil and animal fats into millions of litres of renewable diesel

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An Important Step on the Road to Decarbonising Heavy Duty Trucks in Germany: Liqvis GmbH, L.I.T. Cargo GmbH and IVECO Magirus AG Collaborate on a Flagship Project Using 100% Physical BIO-LNG

(Uniper)  Liqvis GmbH and L.I.T. Cargo GmbH came to an agreement to use sustainably produced BIO-LNG as part of a short-term flagship project. As part of the project, the Liqvis site in Hamm, Germany, provided physical BIO-LNG to the site of its long-standing customer and partner L.I.T. L.I.T. used up to

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Fortescue Future Industries signs Option Agreement with TasPorts for Land and Operating Access for Green Hydrogen Plant

(Fortescue Future Industries) Australian Fortescue Future Industries Pty Ltd (FFI) has signed an Option Agreement with Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (TasPorts) to exclusively negotiate all land and operating access requirements for its proposed 250 megawatt (MW) green hydrogen plant in Bell Bay in Northern Tasmania, marking an important milestone

July 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Life Cycle Analysis: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Algal Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Evaluating sustainable scale up of algae production systems, algal biofuels, and algal bioproducts is no easy task, but scientists at Argonne National Lab are looking into this by looking at the life cycle analysis of advanced algal systems to see just how feasible it really

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Back to the Stone Age, or Everything I Really Needed to Know about Solving Climate Change, I Learned from Fred Flintstone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As someone once observed, the Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stones, and the Petroleum Age is not going to end because we ran out of petroleum. Rather, needs and technologies will change. In fact, they are already changing, or have

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Volkswagen to Create Research Center for Biofuel Engines in Brazil

(Market Research Telecast)  The German group Volkswagen announced on Monday that Brazil will “host and lead” a Research and Development (R&D) center for engines that run on ethanol and other biofuels for emerging markets. The unit, which will have the support of the car company, although it will function independently from

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Narrow Focus on Electrifying Vehicles Will Harm Climate Efforts, Says Fuels Industry

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com)  Favouring electrification while ignoring low-carbon liquid fuels will hinder the bloc’s efforts to decarbonise road transport, a prominent industry body has said ahead of the release of the EU’s climate law package. The Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuels platform, a lobby group comprised of key players

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Nebraska Corn Board Targets Motorists in California through Ethanol Infrastructure Grant

(KUVR/Nebraska Corn Board)  The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) has long provided infrastructure grants to fuel retailers and supported local ethanol expansion within the state. To complement this work, NCB is additionally boosting ethanol demand in population-dense areas, like California. NCB recently partnered with Pearson Fuels to help two fuel retailers in

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Blocked By EPA, Biofuels Group Asks OMB For Octane Limit In Vehicle Rule

by Stuart Parker (Inside EPA/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition) A coalition of biofuels and farm groups, led by former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), is poised to press White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials to include a high-octane standard to boost fuel economy in EPA’s upcoming light-duty vehicle rules

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Metro’s Waste Hauler Switches to Renewable Diesel, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Arashi Young (Oregon Metro)  … Last August Metro made the switch to renewable diesel in its waste hauling operations resulting in at least a 65% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. Jenna Garmon, Metro’s sustainability manager, visited the Metro Council work session Tuesday, June 29, to report about the impacts of

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LanzaTech and lululemon Partner to Create the First Fabric Using Recycled Carbon Emissions

(LanzaTech)  Partnership includes India Glycols Limited and Far Eastern New Century  — Biotechnology company LanzaTech today announced it has partnered with lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU), an athletic apparel company, to create the world’s first yarn and fabric using recycled carbon emissions that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere as pollution.

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AgWeb’s Carbon Innovation Center

(AgWeb)  The rapid pace of U.S. carbon market activity has left many farmers dazed and confused. To help answer your questions, we’re sharing the first-ever carbon market comparison tool to assess how several of the most prominent frameworks stack up. We will continue investing in enterprise reporting as carbon markets

July 12, 2021 Read Full Article

German Supermarket Cooperative, Iveco, Shell Unveil Biogas Truck Pilot

(Iveco/NGV Journal) As the use of bio-LNG is gaining traction in Germany, energy company Shell is supplying this sustainable fuel to EDEKA Minden-Hannover and two other customers in a pilot project. Each participant will run three trucks on the biomethane provided for a year, significantly reducing their carbon emissions during this

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Converting CO2 into Butanol Using Phosphorous-rich Copper Cathodes

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In South Korea, scientists from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology proposed a reaction for the highly selective production of 1-butanol, a valuable alternative fuel, by electrochemical reduction using copper phosphide electrodes. Their findings offer a new insight on the use of Cu-based electrocatalysts for

July 12, 2021 Read Full Article

British Columbia Hydrogen Strategy Provides Vision for Clean-Energy Future

(British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy)  The Government of British Columbia is releasing its hydrogen strategy – a blueprint for how renewable and low-carbon hydrogen will support its climate goals and create new jobs in B.C.’s growing clean-tech sector. “With our

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From Biomass to Bug Zapper: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio-Insecticides

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Creating a sustainable, inexpensive bioinsecticide that leverages the inherent chemical functionality from thermochemical biomass conversion that can improve biofuel economics is one of National Renewable Energy Lab’s goals. Take a look at bioinsecticide production using catalytic fast pyrolysis works, bioinsecticide trends, impacts on biorefining, and

July 12, 2021 Read Full Article
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