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“Emails between the EPA and the oil industry show that EPA asked oil industry employees what test fuels they would “prefer to see tested” and then revised the test fuels in response to their input. The EPA also threw out three test fuels after preliminary results showed that ethanol lowered

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

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Advice from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute: In the House, the key for biobased stakeholders will be 1) presenting the evidence that biofuels and biobased products are necessary for mitigating climate change, and 2) making sure that any policy platforms on the table for climate mitigation include biofuels as

November 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Stora Enso and Gasum to Make Renewable Energy from Wastewater in Sweden

(Stora Enso)  Stora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. Gasum plans to upgrade the biogas into Liquefied Biogas (LBG)

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Feature: Bunkering Sector Mulls Biofuel Use in New 2020 Sulfur Standards

by  Emma Kettley, George Griffiths, Tamara Sleiman (S&P Global Platts)  As the bunkering industry gears up for the International Maritime Organization’s tighter sulfur emission standards from 2020, some market participants have been promoting the blending of biofuels as one possible way of reducing emissions. … The latest revision to the International

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: Where Are We with E10 Gasoline in Europe?

by  Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global/Platts)   Increasing biofuel mandates across Europe for 2019, combined with navigating the complexities of the post-2020 renewable energy framework (RED II), have brought discussions over wider adoption of E10 back on the table for European producers and policy makers. The gasoline blend containing 10% of ethanol has

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Industry’s Joint Comments to U.S. EPA’s 2019 Biofuel Rule Applaud Proposed Increases in Cellulosic & Advanced Biofuels, Urge Stability

(Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition), Energy Vision, National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted joint comments on August 17 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed 2019 Renewable

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

House Votes to Denounce Carbon Taxes. Where Was the Climate Solutions Caucus?

by Marianne Lavelle (Inside Climate News)  Only 4 of the 43 Republicans who claim membership in the Climate Solutions Caucus voted against the resolution. All were early members of the group. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution denouncing the idea of a U.S. carbon tax as detrimental

July 20, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

ICAO Council Reaches Landmark Decision on Aviation Emissions Offsetting

(International Civil Aviation Organization) The ICAO Council made important headway today on the key international standards supporting the UN aviation agency’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or ‘CORSIA’.   Its adoption of the First Edition of Annex 16, Volume IV, to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention),

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Leveling the Playing Field: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Reserves Accounting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In November 2011, the Digest ran a story on a remarkable proposition — advanced by Richard Hamilton, then CEO of Ceres — that biofuels companies – on the “level playing field” theory advanced by opponents of government mandates and subsidies, should  have a mechanism to book

July 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Mired in Misère: Re-Launching Political Capital and Public Trust for Biofuels; Seven Strategies to Reinstate Our Industry’s Power in Washington, D.C. through Mainstreet, USA

by Jenna Bloxom (Colorado State University/Biofuels Digest)  … Now is the critical juncture for a unified bioeconomy to re-assert biofuels as a political powerhouse and compelling policy agenda that defies partisan, geographical, and generational divisions. … (T)his industry must take the initiative to drastically alter the public’s understanding and attitudes about biofuels

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: U.S. EPA Grants Refiners Biofuel Credits to Remedy Obama-Era Waiver Denials

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded tens of millions of dollars worth of biofuel blending credits for this year to refiners HollyFrontier and Sinclair Oil after they argued the agency had wrongly denied them waivers from the country’s biofuels law as far back

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

BIO Showcases 100 Companies in New Renewable Chemical Platforms Report

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The biobased economy encompasses the entire value chain of sustainable manufacturing – from the supply of renewable or waste feedstock, through biotech platforms, to production and use of biobased fuels and products. BIO is a global leader in advocating policies that support commercialization of

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Naughten Announces Increases to the Biofuel Obligation Rate DEADLINE for public comments: May 18,2018

(Ireland Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment/4-Traders)  The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D.,has published a draft order increasing the biofuel obligation rate to 10% (by volume) from 1 January 2019. The Minister also published a Policy Statement outlining the proposed future development of the Biofuels Obligation

April 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Vehicle Transformation through New Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Fuels Development Coalition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It may be renaissance times for the Clean Fuels Development Coalition. Their long quest to upend proposed Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules that ignored the potential to improve efficiency and emissions via clear high performance fuels has recorded a small victory. In Washington, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article
  The Role of Low Carbon Fuels in Decarbonising Transport: The Emerging Consensus from International Initiatives   —   April 10-11, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

The Role of Low Carbon Fuels in Decarbonising Transport: The Emerging Consensus from International Initiatives — April 10-11, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

This conference will focus on the role of advanced biofuels and other low carbon fuels in the transport systems of the future. It will bring together representatives of the European Commission and from international initiatives working specifically in the area of low carbon fuels, including Biofuture Platform, below50, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA),

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wisdom of Thumper

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol) ACE’s Ron Lamberty reviews a letter the Petroleum Marketers of America recently sent to the Federal Trade Commission. … It’s reasonable to want to tear the letter apart and point out the pieces of standard Big Oil misinformation, like the “use of

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels ‘Not Yet Viable’, Industry Study Warns

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (EurActiv)  Less than 1% of projected capacity for advanced biofuel production worldwide has become reality, according to ethanol industry researchers who warned policymakers against placing too much hope in the fledgling technology. Research conducted by Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd, the operator of Europe’s largest biorefinery, found that less

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Grain Production Mainly Used For Food, Not Fuel

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  There’s no shortage of food in the world because of biofuel production, a new report says. A new report from the Union For The Promotion Of Oil And Protein Plants E.V, a Germany-based trade association for biofuels and grain farmers, said global production of grain in the 2017/18 marketing

January 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Eco-Friendly Method Can Turn Raw Biomass into High Value Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals

(IANS/Indian Express)  An international team of researchers, including from India and Bangladesh, has developed a cost-effective method of converting non-edible agricultural biomass, such as jute, or the waste by-product from food crops, into commercially valuable chemicals for food and pharmaceutical companies. Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW), working with

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

E85 Could Get a Boost in France after Converter Kit Approval

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the E85 market is expected to get a boost following the approval of an E85 conversion kit by the national government on December 15. Previously adaptation kits were illegal. The kit averages around 700 euros, depending on the vehicles and what needs to

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter Sent to Dutch Cabinet by 178 Dutch Scientists Urges End to Food-Based Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, an open letter to the Dutch cabinet signed by 178 Dutch scientists called on policy makers to ensure that food crop-based biofuels were not included in the European energy policy post-2020. READ MORE  Letter  Letter (Dutch with list of signers) Scientists demand end

December 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Biodiesel Confidence Builders

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine profiles seven companies integral to boosting biodiesel markets through expert RIN management, proficient regulatory guidance, project consulting, customer-oriented maintenance and quality production.  —   Solfuels USA Solfuels USA appeared on the U.S. biodiesel industry radar last December when two Singapore-based companies, Agritrade Resources Ltd. and

October 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Using CO2 for Microalgae and Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio Engineering’s Algae Overview

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  MicroBio Engineering is a consulting and engineering firm specializing in the design and construction of algae ponds for wastewater reclamation, biofuel production, microalgae feeds and specialty products. Their clients? mainly Fortune 100 firms in industries such as water, petroleum, aviation, and agriculture. Expertise?  It extends from

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Going “RINless”

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Renewable Identification Number credits (RINs) have been trading higher this week and some ethanol producers and marketers are taking advantage of the higher values to offer denatured ethanol as low as 30 cents per gallon and E85 at 55 cents per gallon (plus tax and freight). …

October 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Grains Council : Ethanol Summit Of The Americas Enlivens Discussions Of Global Ethanol Use

(4-Traders)  Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to discuss current and future opportunities for ethanol in the region. The event is underway until Friday in Houston, Texas, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

New Talks on Paris Climate Pact Are Set, and That’s Awkward for U.S.

(New York Times)  READ MORE UN partners with ethanol producers to boost biofuels at COP23 (EurActiv)

October 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Plans for Dorcrecht Inland Seaport to Host Bunker Station for LNG and Other Cleaner Fuels

(PitPoint Clean Fuels)  The Port of Rotterdam wants to realise a new multifuel bunker station for the refuelling of LNG and other cleaner fuels. Krabbegors/Duivelseiland at Dordrecht Inland Seaport has been designated as the location for this bunker station. Port of Rotterdam and PitPoint.LNG signed a letter of intent to jointly

October 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ecofiscal Commission Urges Governments to Set a High Bar for Non-Pricing Climate Policies

(MarketWired/Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission)  Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that some — but not all — additional GHG policies can support carbon pricing in driving low-cost emissions reductions  —  Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new and timely report, Supporting Carbon Pricing: How to identify policies that genuinely complement an economy-wide carbon

June 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Science Careers Virtual Job Fair — May 4, 2017 — Online

(Science Magazine)  Science Careers has teamed up with Research in Germany to offer an exciting job fair focused on career opportunities in Germany. Meet online with representatives of German universities and research and funding organizations and learn about positions for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers, funding opportunities, and studying and

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuel Economy Rules: Someone Is Listening

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  The recent announcement that the Trump Administration was taking another look at Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was a welcome reality check for what is a complex and multi-layered issue. There was an immediate knee jerk reaction that this will send us

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers for sustainable chemistry. Performance or sustainability? Consumers demand both. Those drivers are behind a surge in sustainable chemical venture investing, and Capricorn Venture Partners has been a leader in raising

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Want Level Playing Field

(KTIC/DTN/Progressive Farmer) With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have in the transportation sector, there is common ground for the ethanol, oil and automobile industries that could bode well for the long-term health of the agriculture economy. A lower-carbon, cleaner-air future may hinge on bringing

September 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Students Learn about Sustainable Energy Field through Hands-on Projects

by Britney Milazzo (Centre Daily Times)  …  Isha Mohapatra presented her project Friday at Energypath 2016 — a weeklong event that exposed middle and high school and college students to the sustainable energy field. … The week ended with a conference and science fair with more than 140 participants.  But Energypath

August 10, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA Advances On-Farm Biofuel Production

by Philip Gruber (Lancaster Farming)  USDA researchers demonstrated a mobile biofuel processing unit on a Montgomery County farm last week, moving the technology a step closer to commercial reality. “The idea is to go to the source of the biomass,” said Akwasi Boateng, the principal investigator for the Agricultural Research

August 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

This Scientist Just Changed How We Think about Climate Change with One GIF

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Ed Hawkins spends his days doing, you know, climate science. A professor at the University of Reading in the UK, he has published widely on the overturning circulation in the north Atlantic Ocean, as well as trends for sea ice in the Arctic and how

May 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

US House Defense Appropriation Bill Would Stop the US Navy from Purchasing Bio-Jetfuels and Bio-Based Diesel for the US Fleet House Subcommittee on Defense Votes Today (5/11/16) at 5:30 pm EDT

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Defense Department Budget put together by Republican leadership would stop the US Navy from buying biofuels for the Fleet. This would end the “Great Green Fleet” and related projected that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has heroically pushed despite great opposition. The

May 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a protein source, soybean only provides the equivalent of about one barrel of oil per acre. -A team led by the University of Illinois has engineered sugarcane plants to produce 12

March 19, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Hanky-Panky With Big Oil Hinted at in Records Spat

by Britain Eakin (Courthouse News Service/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Environmental regulators are keeping a lid on the defective vehicle-emissions model they adopted after working with oil interests, activists claim in Federal Court. Dubbed MOVES2014 in the complaint filed Monday, the newest federal motor vehicular emissions simulator model, support restricting ethanol content

March 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

UK Renewable Energy Trade Group Calls on Government to Back On-Site AD

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  The Renewable Energy Association (REA), a UK-based renewable energy trade body, has issued a new report calling on the UK government to support on-site anaerobic digestion (AD). In its new report, entitled ‘REA paper on support for small scale AD Feb 2016’, the REA states

March 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Little Photosynthetic Monster: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to ZeaKal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) PhotoSeed technology  READ MORE

February 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Olso Airport to Supply Air BP Biojet via Main Fuel Hydrant System

(BP/Biomass Magazine)  In a first for commercial aviation, Air BP, together with Norwegian airport operator Avinor, and sustainable biofuel specialist SkyNRG, have announced the results of a successful collaboration for commercial supply of jet biofuel at Oslo Airport Gardermoen. From Jan. 22, all airlines landing at Oslo Airport can have

January 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New York Is Investigating Exxon Mobil for Allegedly Misleading the Public about Climate Change

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The state of New York is investigating whether Exxon Mobil misled the public and investors about the risks of climate change, a move sought by environmentalists that could signal a broader reckoning with the conduct of big energy companies. … The investigation focuses on

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Best Halloween Costume Goes to Carbon Dioxide!

It’s Politico Morning Energy’s Eric Wolff and his twins embodying an idea suggested by Cheryl Wilson of Bloomberg Intelligence.  READ MORE

November 2, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

All RTC Buses to Run on Biodiesel Soon

(The Hindu)  The Transport Department has decided to run all State Road Transport Corporation (RTCs) buses on biodiesel in the next four months. The first batch of 10 buses running on biodiesel was flagged off by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday. The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas had

October 4, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Evidence Shows RFS is Critical to Meeting GHG Reduction Goals

(25 x ’25)  Given the commitment the Obama administration has long shown to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reversing the changes they are making on our climate, the White House’s deaf ear when it comes to sustaining the development of renewable fuels as called for in legislation first adopted

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Young Conservatives Press Republican Presidential Debaters on Energy Policy

by Andrew Revkin (The New York Times)   Young conservatives press the case for energy-policy sanity as Republican presidential candidates take the stage in Cleveland. READ MORE

August 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 7 and 8, 2015. The workshop brought together twenty-eight

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article
  Global AgInvesting 2015   April 27-30   New York, NY

Global AgInvesting 2015 April 27-30 New York, NY

Now in its seventh year, Global AgInvesting 2015 offers a comprehensive overview of agriculture investment opportunities, risks and return profiles across all major global production regions, as well as strategies for diversified ag portfolios including regional variation, private equity, and liquid investments. Concurrent track sessions will highlight the surrounding themes

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA: 2014 Cellulosic RIN Generation Tops 33 Million

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting that more than 8.53 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month. EIA data currently shows more than 33.01 million cellulosic RINs were generated in 2014. According to the EPA,

January 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Scholarships for National Ethanol Conference

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) Students interested in the ethanol industry have a chance to attend the 2015 National Ethanol Conference in Grapevine, Texas through a scholarship opportunity offered by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF). The 20th annual National Ethanol Conference, titled “Going Global,” will

November 14, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Ensyn Initiates Generation & Sale of Cellulosic RINs Under the RFS2 Program; Ensyn RINs Are Awarded QAP Status

(MarketWired/Ensyn)  Ensyn is pleased to announce that it has initiated the generation and sale of its first RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and that Ensyn’s D7 cellulosic RINs have received QAP certification. Ensyn is the first company to generate cellulosic RINs under the US

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Branstad: EPA Chief Misled Ethanol Producers, Farmers

by Chris Doering (Des Moines Register)  As the White House moves closer to a decision on how much ethanolshould be included in the gasoline supply, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad charged the head of the agency overseeing the mandate with being misleading in her support for renewable fuels. In an interview, Branstad

September 26, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

The Next Government’s Blueprint for Green Energy

(Renewable Energy Association) REA sets out comprehensive manifesto for renewable heat, power and transport The next government will be responsible for the UK succeeding – or failing – in meeting its 2020 renewable energy targets. It could also be the government that turns the budding renewable energy industry into the main

September 15, 2014 1 comment Read Full Article
  7th International AGQM Conference FAME – Renewable Fuel and Chemical Building Block     November 6-7, 2014      Berlin, Germany

7th International AGQM Conference FAME – Renewable Fuel and Chemical Building Block November 6-7, 2014 Berlin, Germany

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) will host its 7th International Conference in Berlin on 6 and 7 November 2014. This year the conference will focus mainly on the numerous options for the chemical industry regarding the alternative use of fatty acid methyl esters. Thus Biodiesel with its excellent lubricant properties

June 14, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Tier 3 Rule Sets E10 as New Test Fuel

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA final rule for emission standards for cars and gasoline made E10 the new federal emissions test fuel, finalized specifications for E85 test fuel for flex-fuel vehicles (FFV) and left the door open for vehicle manufacturers to request approval for alternative certification fuel, such as

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Options Sought on Dealing with Increased Ethanol Truck Traffic

by Uriah Kiser (Potomac Local News)  Increased truck traffic with tankers carrying ethanol has become an issue facing commuters, residents, and Dumfries town officials and residents. The trucks would travel from U.S. 1 in Dumfries to the winding, 2-lane Possum Point Road to a Nustar Energy facility on the connecting Cockpit

July 17, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article
  REQUEST FOR PAPERS: 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD   DEADLINE: March 2, 2013

REQUEST FOR PAPERS: 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD DEADLINE: March 2, 2013

The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), held June 18-20, 2013 in the Washington DC area, is an opportunity for you—whether you’re a scientist, decision-maker, student, or advocate—to propel your understanding of green chemistry and engineering forward, build valuable connections, and share your research and insights with others. GC&E offers

February 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Fertile Soil Doesn't Fall from the Sky

(Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research – UFZ/The AlphaGalileo Foundation)  The contribution of bacterial remnants to soil fertility has been underestimated until now. Remains of dead bacteria have far greater meaning for soils than previously assumed. Around 40 per cent of the microbial biomass is converted to organic soil components, write

December 17, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

46% of You Expect to See Biofuels IPOs in the Next 12 Months

(World Biofuels Markets)  The Biofuels Industry Survey Results: Key findings ahead of the World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition In a recent survey we conducted to bioenergy leading industry experts ahead of the 8th annual World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition  , we found that 51% of those who responded

December 17, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

FRIM Ready to Produce Biodiesel

(The Star Online)  SETIU: The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has been successful in growing 6,000 ‘Jarak Pagar’ (Jatropa Curcas) trees, and now, it is ready to plant these trees on a large scale. The pilot project to grow these trees began in 2009. These trees are also known

December 14, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

A Bright Future for the Waste Conversion Market in the US

by Emily McMahon (Renewable Waste Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   Early leaders of the waste conversion market are at the forefront of an incredibly lucrative opportunity, states new research. The drive towards renewable energy targets makes the need for waste management much less a trend, more an inevitability. Despite public opinion backlash

April 18, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA office closed

The Advanced Biofuels USA office will be closed from March 30 to April 6.We will not be providing daily updates at this time. Until we are back, here are resources you can use to continue to keep up on the latest production and policy news. Biofuels Digest (especially for business

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels for Aviation Overview on Current Initiatives and Identified Research Needs

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe)  The report deals with the question “why sustainable alternative fuels are important for aviation, shows technology options, initiatives, links, documents and further research needs. The objective of the meeting between experts of both sides was to have an opened discussion on R&D issues regarding “aviation fuels”. One outcome

March 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

US Ethanol: Evolving Export Opportunities March 22, 2012 Webinar

US ethanol exports nearly tripled in 2011 and Brazil was seen as the largest consumer of US-produced biofuel. Wide open arbitrage opportunities and demanding US regulations have meant that Brazil still sees value in sending its anhydrous ethanol back to the US. Join Argus to discuss what Brazilian imports mean

March 2, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Canada Ethanol Policy Hurts Livestock Farmers: Report

by Rod Nickel (Reuters)  Ethanol production has boosted the prices of grains that Canadian farmers buy to raise cattle and pigs, and Ottawa should curb or eliminate its support for the industry, an agriculture research organization said on Tuesday. But a leading biofuels group said the report wildly overstated ethanol’s

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Mississippi State Licenses MSW Conversion Tech to Harrelson & Assoc.

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A novel waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State University’s Sustainable Energy Research Center is moving out of the lab and into the marketplace thanks to a licensing agreement between Shreveport, La.-based Harrelson & Associates LLC and MSU’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer. According

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Zambia: Bio-Fuel Association to Enhance Awareness

(AllAfrica.com)  The Biofuels Association of Zambia (BAZ) will this year enhance public awareness programmes on biofuel. BAZ chairperson Thomson Sinkala said in an interview that the organisation would increase public awareness activities because they were a participatory industry and wanted to avail more information to the public. Professor Sinkala said

April 1, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Update on DDCE Cellulosic Ethanol Projects

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Two and a half years ago DuPont partnered with Danisco (whom DuPont is now acquiring) to create DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE). In just a short amount of time, the venture has come a long way in bringing cellulosic fuels closer to commercial scale. …The company

February 7, 2011 Read Full Article
  Implications of Legislative Woody Biomass Definitions  11-12 ET  February 9, 2011 Webinar

Implications of Legislative Woody Biomass Definitions 11-12 ET February 9, 2011 Webinar

Join us for a free webinar with the authors of the report Implications of Legislative Woody Biomass Definitions. The webinar will walk through the report findings and give participants the opportunity to ask questions of the authors.  READ MORE Download Report

February 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Stuck in the Snow, Washington Post Interview

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) It’s called making the best of an awful situation. Advanced Biofuels USA board member, Bob Kozak, and executive director Joanne Ivancic carpooled to Washington DC from the organization’s office in Frederick, Maryland, for the Green Car Summit a part of the Washington Auto Show.

January 28, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Study: Chassis Dynamometer Study of Flex-Fuel Vehicles

The objective of this study was to determine the fuel efficiencies and emission profiles of flex fuel vehicles operating on different ethanol blends (E10, E20, E30, and E85).   … The E85 fuel blend consumed less BTU’s per mile than all other ethanol fuel blends evaluated. This improved conversion of

October 12, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

Biochar’s Likely Market Impacts

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA (Alt Energy Stocks)  Biochar, or amending soil with biomass-derived carbon, shows great potential to improve the productivity of soils, as well as to increase the utilization of fertilizers by plants, while sequestering carbon to reduce the drivers of climate change.  …  While the biochar industry

August 27, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

Jatropha: Not a Miracle Biofuel Crop After All?

(Discover)  The oil-rich and weedy plant jatropha has been hailed as the most promising source of biofuel on the planet, and one airline has already begun testing a jatropha-derived fuel in its jumbo jets. But a new analysis suggests that the plant may not be a miracle crop destined to

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

Neste Oil’s Renewable Diesel Plant in Finland on Full Capacity

Neste Oil has increased its capacity to produce NExBTL renewable diesel following the start-up of a second dedicated NExBTL plant at the company’s main refinery at Porvoo. The new plant will be capable of producing 170,000 t/a of NExBTL renewable diesel. The start-up of the plant in June went well,

July 31, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Skies Thinking: Promoting the Development and Commercialisation of Sustainable Bio-jet Fuels

The latest research note from the UK’s Policy Exchange recommends that bio-jet fuels should become a priority for the aviation industry; that they represent the only viable option for significantly reducing emissions from aviation without cutting the number of flights flown.  … Despite their potential, the current policy framework in the UK and EU

July 28, 2009 Read Full Article

From Soy to Mulit-Feedstock Biodiesel Plant in Minnesota

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA Rural Development has approved a $25 million loan to enable a Minnesota biodiesel facility to diversify its operations and significantly expand the production of advanced biofuels.  “The investment announced today helps fulfill the Obama Administration’s goal of increasing production of biofuels while

June 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Sudan Inaugurates Biofuel Plant

Sudan will begin producing ethanol from sugar cane with a target of 200 million litres in two years, President Omar al-Beshir said on Wednesday at the inauguration of a new plant.  State company Kenana, which already makes sugar and molasses, will run the project, Beshir said in a speech to

June 17, 2009 Read Full Article

EESI Hosts Congressional Briefing on Alternative Transportation Fuels: Biofuels

On May 12, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing to examine the economic, energy security, climate, and other environmental issues associated with biofuels—liquid fuels derived from plant, animal, or other organic matter (biomass). Expanded biofuels production in the United States and abroad presents several questions regarding

May 13, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

4-Part Advanced Biofuels Primer Published

Created by Advanced Biofuels USA, Inc., this series of primers available on the Education/Primer pages of the web site describes, step by step, what advanced biofuels are, why they are important,  what key laws and regulations have been passed and implemented to encourage and promote the development of advanced biofuels, summaries

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  12th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum  May 14, 2009 Washington, DC

12th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum May 14, 2009 Washington, DC

FREE  9 AM to 5 PM  The Sustainable Energy Coalition—in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses—presents the 12th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum. This year’s EXPO will bring together nearly fifty businesses, sustainable

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National Algae Association’s Fifth Quarterly Conference for Commercialization of “Algae: The New Oil,” April 30 – May 1, 2009, Houston, TX.

Origin Oil will be providing process details of its innovative single-step process to extract oil from algae. BioCentrics will be unveiling its algae pro closed loop photobioreactor, and a prototype commercial-scale vertical closed-loop photobioreactor will be available for viewing.  READ MORE

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New Catalyst Paves the Path for Ethanol-Powered Fuel Cells

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Delaware and Yeshiva University, has developed a new catalyst that could make ethanol-powered fuel cells feasible. The highly efficient catalyst performs two crucial, and previously unreachable steps needed

January 29, 2009 Read Full Article

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