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BCB International Awarded Military Rations Contract

by Harry Lye (Army Technology) UK military and survival equipment innovator BCB International has won a contract from the UK Ministry

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Goldman’s Heralded Manure-to-Gas Deal Runs into Trouble Fast

(The Bond Buyer/Bloomberg) A manure-to-energy deal brought to market by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is hitting the fan.  Arizona’s Pinal County and its more

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Diamond Green Diesel Evaluating New Plant in Port Arthur, Texas to Expand Production up to 1.1 Billion Gallons Annually

(Valero/GlobeNewswire) Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) and Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR, “Darling”) are addressing the growing demand for renewable

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Gevo Reaches Joint Development Agreement to Explore Converting Plant Sugars into Fuel

by Andrew Kessel (Proactive Investors)  The plan is to investigate the potential of sugars and glycerol derived from cellulose to

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Are the Fastest Growing U.S. Agricultural Export

(U.S. Grains Council) An analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S.

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Hopes High Red and White Catalyst Will Boost Biofuel Production

(The Jakarta Post/Portal Macaúba)  Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has urged researchers to complete a study on a new chemical catalyst

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

White House to Meet With Biodiesel Producers in Quest for a Deal

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) Trump administration officials are set to meet with renewable fuel producers on Wednesday,

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Come on, Camelina: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Camelina’s Potential Yield

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Camelina is one of those fascinating feedstocks but often the yields aren’t high enough to

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Contract Fermentation Update, Market Continues to Tighten

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC)  … Contract manufacturing options are diminishing and the facilities currently operating are looking for

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Domtar Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Forest Products Innovation Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) honored Domtar with the organization’s inaugural 2019 Forest Products Innovation Award for

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Venice, the Capital of Hydrogen: Agreement Signed between Municipality, Metropolitan City of Venice, Eni and Toyota

(Eni) Venice is experimenting with hydrogen-fuelled mobility, which only releases water vapour from exhausts. This afternoon in Mestre, as part of

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

All About Algae: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Algal Biomass Yield Improvements

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Global Algae Innovations is working on a trifecta of goals: 1) to develop improved strains and

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

City Grids Risk Being Overwhelmed by EV Growth: Report

(Utility Dive) Dive Brief:  Cities’ increased reliance on electric vehicles (EVs) and electric buses could overwhelm their electric grids and

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Many U.S. Farmers Fume at Washington, Not Trump, over Biofuel, Trade Policies

by P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek  (Reuters)   …  Many farmers are angry, and some are directing their anger not at

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Advocate & Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle Meets with Farmers Union Members in D.C.

(South Dakota Farmers Union) It’s a critical time for the ethanol industry said former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle today, Sept. 9,

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) — June 15-17, 2020 — Minneapolis, MN DEADLILNE: February 14, 2020

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS   Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW)   —   June 15-17, 2020   —   Minneapolis, MN     DEADLILNE:  February 14, 2020

Showcase Your Expertise at the World’s Largest Ethanol Event Speakers Get Noticed — Become a Presenter Presentation abstracts will be

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) — June 15-17, 2020 — Minneapolis, MN

  Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW)   —   June 15-17, 2020   —   Minneapolis, MN

SAVE THE DATE Attendees of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo seek solutions to the everyday challenges they face.  READ

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Spain’s First Industrial-Scale Biogas Biological Purification Plant Opens

(Edar Bens/NGV Journal) The facilities of Edar Bens SA (Wastewater Treatment Plant of A Coruña) now feature a pilot biogas purification

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Political Pollster Plugs E85

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Political consultant, pollster, and “public opinion guru” Frank Luntz gave a surprising plug for the use

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

King Willing to Debate Feenstra, Taylor

by Ty Rushing (NWestIowa.com)  … During his town hall, King addressed multiple topics including immigration, trade negotiations and the struggles of

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

How Synthetic Biology Can Help Build Sustainable Cities

by John Cumbers (Green Biz/SynBioBeta)  Sustainability is in vogue, with businesses and cities jostling to improve their public image and produce

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

MU’s Cheng Utilizing Deep Learning Expertise for Key Federal Biofuel Project

(University of Missouri College of Engineering) Mizzou Engineering’s Jianlin Cheng has put his world-class protein prediction skills to stellar use in the field

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

A 26,000-Mile Road Test Finds Palm Oil Biofuel ‘Safe’ for Cars

by Yoga Rusmana and Eko Listiyoriniana (Bloomberg) Indonesia said it conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Highest Yield, Lowest Cost: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to 2nd Gen Mixotrophy for Biochemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shawn Jones from White Dog Labs shared this as part of the of U.S. Department

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Trump Can’t Erase a Decade of Clean Air Progress with a Sharpie

by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Washington Post) California has been a leader in the fight to clean our air since one of my

September 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuel Plan Faces Fresh Backlash from U.S. Agricultural Trade Groups

by Chris Prentice, Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a

September 8, 2019 Read Full Article

CS Energy Breaks Ground on RNG Plant in Indianapolis

(SCS Energy/Biomass Magazine) In August 2019, SCS Energy broke ground on construction of a 4,000-scfm landfill gas to renewable natural gas

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Justice Dept. Launches Antitrust Probe of Automakers over Their Fuel Efficiency Deal with California

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (Washington Post) The Justice Department has launched an antitrust investigation of four leading automakers over

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Humeyra Pamuk and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)

According to Reuters‘ reporters Humeyra Pamuk and Jarrett Renshaw, Terry Branstad, the former Iowa governor and now U.S. ambassador to

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Receives Gift of HK$500m to Set up Synthetic Biology Institute.

by Liz Gyekye (BioMarket Insights) “It is fascinating that a humble yeast is the superstar of the next industrial revolution.”  —  Hong

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump in High-Stakes Balancing Act between Oil and Corn ahead of 2020 Bid

by Humeyra Pamuk and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  At a closed-door meeting at the White House on Aug. 19, President Donald Trump

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

White House Weighs Biofuel Quota Boost Amid Appeals From Iowa

(Bloomberg)  Trump officials honing plan to benefit ethanol, biodiesel; Latest initiative would spike 2020 quotas by 1 billion gallons —  Top

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Politico’s 2020 Tracker: 2020 Candidates Views on Energy, Environment & Climate Change

(Politico) … All of the candidates have embraced a target of “net-zero” emissions by 2050 or earlier, and they all propose

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

California, Trump Clash over Cars

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  California and the Trump administration will duke it out in court today over EPA’s

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

New Data Confirm European Ethanol’s Vital Role in EU Emissions-Reduction, Food Security

(ePURE) Latest statistics from European renewable ethanol association members show record-high greenhouse-gas reduction compared to petrol, major domestic production of

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Gevo Announces Breakthrough Development of Low-Carbon No Particulate Renewable Diesel

(GEVO)  Converting Isobutanol or Fusel Oils to Renewable Diesel  — Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) a leading renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer, announced today

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Biotech to Biochem: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Versalis’ Chemistry from Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Versalis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eni, and while their history lies with traditional chemicals, they

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

United Kingdom: Flogas Debuts Bio-LNG Trucks to Cut Carbon Emissions

(Flogas/NGV Journal) Flogas has recently introduced two, new, innovative trucks that operate with bio-LNG. These vehicles, which provide an 80% reduction

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

National Chicken Council Submits Comments to EPA on the RFS Program Standards for 2020 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021

(Biobased and Renewable Products Update)  On August 30, 2019, the National Chicken Council submitted a letter to the U.S. Environmental

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee Meeting — October 24, 2019 — North Bethesda, MD

  Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee Meeting    —    October 24, 2019   —   North Bethesda, MD

(Federal Register)  This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). Purpose of the Committee:

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Plant Research Could Benefit Wastewater Treatment, Biofuels and Antibiotics

(Rutgers University/Phys.org)  Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Petroleum Industry Warns Trump It Will Fight Ethanol Moves

by Dave Boyer (The Washington Times) A leading trade group for the petroleum industry warned President Trump on Tuesday to ditch

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Rice Reactor Turns Greenhouse Gas into Pure Liquid Fuel

by Mike Williams (Rice University)  Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels — A common greenhouse gas could be

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

What Are the Realities for Sustainable Hydrogen in Oil, Chemicals and Steel?

(Hydrogen Digest) The International Energy Agency observed in its Future of Hydrogen report (here), that “ the technologies are available to

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

France Doubles Its Contribution to the Green Climate Fund

(Green Climate Fund) The Green Climate Fund (GCF) welcomes France’s announcement to contribute EUR 1.548 billion to the replenishment of

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Praj’s Propriety Technology to Be Used in USA’s First Bagasse Based Ethanol Biorefinery

(Economic Times)  Earlier this year US based domain specialists had visited Praj’s 2G integrated bio-refinery demonstration plant and Praj Matrix,

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

OPINION: Continuing the Conversation on Casey’s and E15

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Produce Magazine)  Last month, I featured the first part of an interview with Nathaniel Doddridge, Director

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

MOU between EPA, IRS Aims to Improve Biofuel Tax Fraud Analysis

by Erin Voegele (Etanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA posted a notice to its websites Sept. 4 announcing a memorandum of

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Highlights of CNN Climate Town Hall First Half – Castro, Yang, Harris, Klobuchar and Biden AND CNN Climate Town Hall Part 2: Sanders, Warren Buttigieg, O’Rourke, Booker

(Our Daily Planet) The CNN Town Hall on the Climate Crisis was a marathon session — seven hours of nearly uninterrupted

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Delta Sugar Invests $2m in JV with Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company

(Mubasher/Zawya) Delta Sugar’s board of directors approved contributing 5% to the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company’s (ECHEM) facility for producing bioethanol from

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Biobased Battery, Starch-Based Gift Cards, Future Fashion, Plant-Based Flame Retardants, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of September 5th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week is a merry mix of biobased innovations around the world. From the creation of

September 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Optimus Technologies Named Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards Finalist

(Optimus Technologies)  – Optimus Technologies, a biodiesel conversion system manufacturer, today announced that the Pittsburgh Technology Council has named it

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

REG Looking to Fuel Ames’ Sustainability Efforts through B100 Biodiesel.

by Robbie Sequeira (Ames Tribune)  Ames-based Renewable Energy Group (REG) is looking to fuel the city of Ames’ ever-expanding sustainability

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

India’s Rising Prowess in Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj’s Perpective from India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Product, processes and partnerships are what it’s all about in India right now with the country’s

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

On Climate Change, Senator Warren Has a New Plan — Inslee’s Old Plan

(Our Daily Planet) … Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is known for having a plan for everything, put out a “new”

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Julián Castro Unveils Climate Plan Centered on Green New Deal Principles

by Alex Samuels (Texas Tribune)  The plan carries a $10 trillion price tag and calls on the country to achieve

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reveals Climate Plan

by Miro Korenha (Our Daily Planet)  … Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed his climate plan, a comprehensive vision to tackle some of the

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump, Biofuels, 2020 and the Prospect of a Farmer Flip

by Matt Carr (Biofuels Digest/New Energy America)  … President Trump has repeatedly buckled under pressure from fossil fuel interests and their

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

ACE Honors Ethanol Industry Contributors with 2019 Awards

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of advocates for their contributions to the

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

DC Dept. of Public Works Receives Award for Fleet Use of Biofuels

(DC Department of Public Works/Biodiesel Magazine)  Washington, D.C.’s Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Bowser administration, received a

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Govt Hikes Ethanol Price to Cut Oil Import Bill by USD 1 Billion

(Economic Times) The decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The government on

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Governor Newsom Announces Climate Pollution Continues to Drop below 2020 Target while State’s Economy Grows

(California Air Resources Board) Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California continued to fall ahead

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

CABA Comments on the CA Energy Commission’s Updated Investment Plan for the Clean Transportation Program

(California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Comments)  Re: Docket No. 18-ALT-01 – 2019-2020 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program (ARFVTP)

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Subsidize My Electric Car, Please: Auto Makers Want Congress to Expand This Gift to the Affluent.

(Wall Street Journal) The great myth of political subsidies for business is that they will help an industry get started

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Australia Funds World-First Project to Turn Biogas from Sewage into Hydrogen

(ARENA/NGV Journal) On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has approved up to $9.41 million in

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Exxon Mobil’s Designed 2 Scale Challenge DEADLINE: November 15, 2019

(Designed 2 Scale Challenge) Algae-based feedstocks have shown tremendous potential in providing a safe, secure and locally available source of

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Circuit Court Rejects Challenges to EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards

by Tim Ryan (Court House News)  The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel standards in

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Clariant Successfully Concludes Testing of Energy Crop Miscanthus at Straubing Plant for GRACE Project

(Clariant)  INA has chosen Clariant’s sunliquid® technology to assess usability of miscanthus for conversion into lignocellulosic sugars & ethanol within

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

View from a Former Fed: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Multi-Slide Guide to Policy Nexus Advisors’ Federal Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s nothing like a former fed to give a unique perspective on federal programs and

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Booker: We Will Stop the Oil Refinery Waivers, as Part of $3 Trillion Clean Energy and Infrastructure Plan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In New Jersey, Senator Cory Booker announced that, if elected as US President, he would “Immediately

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil Increases Quota for Tariff-Free Ethanol Imports, but for Only One Year

by Luciano Costa and Jake Spring  (Reuters) Brazil has renewed and increased the size of its tariff-free quota for ethanol imports,

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

What’s the Plan to Increase Ethanol Use? Low Carbon Octane Standard Could Be the Way to Increase Ethanol Use beyond E15.

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)   … Are we simply going to play defense on the RFS

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Minding the Stack: Maintaining Compliance While Optimizing Costs and Operations Is a Balancing Act for Ethanol Producers.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mastering the balance between emissions control and cost control is important for an

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

E15 Rewards For Hopkins Drivers

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM teamed up today to reward consumers who fueled

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

The Advanced Bioeconomy Report Q2 2019 Earnings: The Year of Living Endangeredly

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In hand we now have the latest earnings reports from what you might call the 8

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA’s Final 2020 Volume Obligations Must Restore Lost Gallons

(Renewable Fuels Association) In formal comments submitted today (August 30, 2019) in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2020

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

New Neste Commercial Fueling Sites Now Open in Northern and Central California

(Neste) Fleet drivers in Northern and Central California can now fuel up at multiple commercial fueling sites with high-performance, low-carbon Neste MY

September 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Back-to-School Resouces from Advanced Biofuels USA

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Looking for resources as you teach or research class projects about climate change mitigation

September 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Heavenly Trash – Dream in the Sky or Bringing It Down to Earth? Cielo and the Future of Waste to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  …  Find out how Cielo (Waste Solutions) turns trash to treasure, why they love

September 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Latin America — December 3-5, 2019 — Cali, Colombia

  Ethanol Latin America   —   December 3-5, 2019   —   Cali, Colombia

9th Annual F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin America – part of the Global Sugar & Ethanol Series  —  Latest market intelligence

September 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas: The Climate Change Solution with Limited Awareness of Its Potential

by Michael Bakas (Utility Dive/Ameresco)  When it comes to addressing climate change, we must pursue the many diverse approaches for reducing

September 2, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — American Petroleum Institute

In a February 2018 letter to the EPA from the American Petroleum Institute: “…RIN costs are largely recovered by refineries,

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Five Reasons Why Big Oil Is Wrong

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association) On Wednesday, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute sent a

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil Sets Sights on China’s Ethanol Market, but High Volumes Unlikely

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Brazil’s ethanol industry is looking to grab a chunk of China’s ethanol market as the Asian

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

A Farmer’s Plea to the President: Fix our Fuel

by Doug Sombke (The Hill/Farmers Union Enterprises and the South Dakota Farmers Union)  … I recently wrote a letter to the president suggesting

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

The Future of Transportation Day — September 25, 2019 — Madison, WI

  The Future of Transportation Day   —   September 25, 2019   —  Madison, WI

The Future of Transportation Day, Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 East Main St., First Floor Rotunda, Madison, Wisconsin Join co-hosts Wisconsin Clean

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Clean Cities Honored for E85 Work

(Wisconsin Clean Cities News and Events)  WCC was honored last week at the National Clean Cities Coordinator Training Workshop at

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money

by Faustine Delasalle and Delger Erdenesanaa (World Resources Institute)  … But without breakthroughs in battery technology, long-distance shipping and aviation

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Teases Work on Policy Package to Boost Ethanol

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) President Donald Trump issued a tweet Aug. 29 suggesting his administration is working on

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Credited for Better Air Quality in Chicago

(US Ag Net/Wisconsin Ag Connection)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the State of Illinois’ request to formally redesignate

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Oil Giant’s £4m Biofuel Pledge

by Peter Magill (Bury Times) A leading oil company has invested £4 million in a bid to persuade customers to ditch

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

A Free Online Course Reveals the Scary Reality and Health Dangers of Climate Change. But It Also Gets You Involved in Solutions.

by Erin Blakemore (Washington Post) Scientists warned for years about the ramifications of human-caused climate change. Now, those predictions are coming

August 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Finland Makes Batteries from Trees. Can Maine?

(Biobased Maine)  …   Stora Enso just announced an investment of $11.2 million to build a pilot facility to produce lignin-based battery

August 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Tidewater Transportation Opens Train-to-Barge Transloading Facility

(WorkBoat) Tidewater Transportation and Terminals held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday for the company’s state-of-the-art, onsite ethanol unloading and storage facility in

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

All Systems Go as POIC (Palm Oil Industrial Cluster) Port Handles First Hazardous Shipment

by Roy Goh (New Straits Times) The Lahad Datu palm oil industrial cluster (POIC) port in Lahad Datu earned its stripes

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Discussion of Brazilian Renewable Energy Policy: RenovaBio — September 18, 2019 — Washington, DC

  Discussion of Brazilian Renewable Energy Policy: RenovaBio   —   September 18, 2019   —   Washington, DC

Presentation by experts on RenovaBio and discussion is part of USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program: RenovaBio – Regulatory Aspects Danielle Machado

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Seeing the World from a Different View: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ABLC’s Secret Speaker, Philip Cullom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Retired Vice Admiral Philip Cullom is as impressive on paper as he is in person and

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazilian Student Is Awarded in Contest of Scientific Research

(Federal University of Goiás (UFG)) Isabela Almeida Rodrigues, undergraduate student of International Relations, was awarded by the Brazilian Association of International

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Zero-Emission Hydrogen Beer Trucks, Algae to Generate Clean Water, Cheesy Biogas, Algae Backpacks, Bamboo Toothbrushes, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 30th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Pumpkin spice everything is already appearing in stores across the U.S. and so is beer for

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

What Is the Role of Sustainable Biofuels in Shipping’s Decarbonisation? — September 25, 2019 — New York, NY

  What Is the Role of Sustainable Biofuels  in Shipping’s Decarbonisation?    —   September 25, 2019   —   New York, NY

This event is part of SSI’s stakeholder consultation process to investigate the sustainability and availability of biofuels for shipping. We recognise that

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

The IPCC’s Land Report Shows Shipping the Potential of Sustainable Biofuels, but How to Get There?

by Will Dawson (Sustainable Shipping Initiative) The IPCC’s Special Report on Land shows that biofuels can sustainably play a part in

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

SoCalGas Project Uses Renewable Electricity for RNG Production

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Electrochaea have commissioned a new biomethanation reactor system, which uses

August 29, 2019 Read Full Article

EU Curbs Used Cooking Oil in Biodiesel Due to Fears of Fraud

by Valerie Flynn (The Sunday Times) The Department of the Environment has said it may have to alter the statutory

August 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Bio-Restore Workshop — September 25-26, 2019 — Lemont, IL

  Bio-Restore Workshop   —   September 25-26, 2019   —   Lemont, IL

On September 25 and 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office

August 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces $64 Million for Research on Plants and Microbes: Genomics-Based Research Will Help Develop Crops for Bioenergy

(U.S. Department of Energy) oday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on

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Converting Algae into Rocket Biofuel

(ABS-CBN News)  A group of Filipino scientists say they found a way to convert algae into biofuel for rockets. In

August 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Better Than Predicted: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA’s Corn Ethanol GHG

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s all about the life cycle, right? That’s what the USDA set out to find out

August 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Costs Inhibit Government Purchases of Electric Vehicles: GAO

by Maxine Joselow (E&E News) Federal agencies have been reluctant to buy electric vehicles because of high prices and a

August 29, 2019 Read Full Article

US Climate Strike — September 20, 2019 — various locations

  US Climate Strike   —   September 20, 2019   —   various locations

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Election Campaigns Can Boost Role of Agriculture in Combating a Changing Climate

(Solutions from the Land)  Rural America drew a considerable amount of attention in the last presidential election. President Trump won

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Tories’ Biofuel Pledge Praised by Canola Growers

by Drew May (Brandon Sun) The Manitoba Canola Growers are praising a Progressive Conservative campaign pledge to increase the amount of

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

2019 RNG WORKS — September 11-12, 2019 — Nashville, TN

  2019 RNG WORKS   —   September 11-12, 2019   —   Nashville, TN

RNG Works is a two day Technical Workshop & Trade Expo for the North American Renewable Natural Gas Industry, designed for

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Scientists in Mexico Trial Biogas Production from Seaweed

(Bioenergy Insight)  A laboratory in Yucatán, Mexico has developed a prototype system that converts seaweed into biogas. Scientists started experimenting

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Australia: Queensland Goes Greener with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Fleet

(Government of Queensland/NGV Journal) Hydrogen-powered cars will be added to the Queensland Government’s vehicle fleet to accelerate the state’s drive towards

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

NGVs Have the Best Carbon Footprint, Says German Automobile Club’s Study

(NGV Journal/PitPoint/ADAC)  Natural gas when used as a car fuel is currently the least harmful to our climate, according to

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

GLOBE Explainer: What You Need to Know About Elections Canada’s Position on Climate Change Advertising

(Globe Series) Last week, the Canadian Press published a story claiming that Elections Canada had warned a number of environmental charities that climate change-related

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Waste-to-Energy from Municipal Solid Wastes Report Released!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  In the United States, municipal solid waste (MSW) is both a potentially valuable resource and often

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa Corn Farmers to Trump: The Government Put Us in ‘One Hell of a Bad Situation’

by Tal Axelrod (The Hill) The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) blasted the Trump administration on Tuesday, saying the government has

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

The Impact of Biodiesel Fuel on Ethanol/Diesel Blends

by Nawar Hasan Imran Al-Esawi, Mansour Al Qubeissi and Ruslana Kolodnytska (Coventry University/Energies)  The interest in biofuels was stimulated by

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa Governor Planning DC Meeting over ‘Short Term Crisis’ in Ethanol Industry

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Governor Kim Reynolds and Midwest governors are planning a trip to Washington, D.C. to talk

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Restaurants Reluctant to Give away Used Edible Oil to Make Biodiesel

by Preety Acharya (Hindustan Times)  Noida: Food safety department officials, who are doing a survey of district restaurants and hotels to

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Canada Investing in First-in-Canada Forest Industry Technologies in Sarnia

(Government of Canada)  Canada’s forest sector remains a vital source of wealth for Canadians, providing economic, social and environmental benefits.

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Avfuel to Demonstrate Viability of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Jackson Hole Aviation (KJAC)

(Avfuel)  In an effort to further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals, Avfuel will make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to

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Insane in the Membrane: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox’s Membranes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Whitefox uses membranes to carry out industrial water separation steps, including membranes for biofuels. Their

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Klobuchar: In First 100 Days as President, Pledges Moratorium on Oil Refinery Waivers, Restoration of Renewable Fuels Tax Credit and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Klobuchar says “I will stop the oil refinery waivers”: In Iowa, US Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate and National Security Forum 2019: A Climate Security Plan for America — September 24, 2019 — Washington, DC

  Climate and National Security Forum 2019: A Climate Security Plan for America   —   September 24, 2019   —   Washington, DC

The Center for Climate and Security, in partnership with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, invites you to join us for the

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Crown Oil Invests in HVO Biofuel to Help Sector Be Greener

(Green Fleet) Crown Oil has invested in a stock of Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel in a bid to shift demand

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China to Boost Ethanol Import Tariffs another 10% on December 15

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In China, Reuters reports that as part of another $75 billion in tariffs on US imports

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The Big Six: Trump, Biden, Warren, Klobuchar, Yang, Buttigieg Score in the Digest’s Bioeconomy 2020 US Presidential Poll

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, US President Donald Trump led 19 other candidates in the first Digest Bioeconomy

August 27, 2019 Read Full Article

National Clean Energy Week — September 23-27, 2019 — various locations

  National Clean Energy Week   —   September 23-27, 2019   —   various locations

Across America, clean and readily abundant forms of energy are powering more than homes and businesses. Taken together, our capacity

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Andrew Yang Rolls Out Climate Plan in New Hampshire

(Our Daily Planet)  With a healthy dose of both optimism and realism, Andrew Yang rolled out an ambitious plan to spend $5T over

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Internal White House Documents: EPA Ignored Trump Administration Recommendations to Redistribute Small Refinery Waived Volumes

(Renewable Fuels Association) Documents obtained by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) show that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ignored strong recommendations

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Biodiesel – Creating a Sustainable Future for Food

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board)  A recent editorial, “We have no idea how to feed the world…,” highlights the

August 27, 2019 Read Full Article

How’s the Bioeconomy Doing?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to 9 Bellwether Stocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here’s The Digest’s very own condensed look at 9 bioeconomy companies –Amyris, Aemetis, Codexis, Gevo, Green

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Seaweed Underpants, Trump Straws, BASF Renewable Chelating Agents, CBD Extraction, Biometric IDs for Airlines, Upcycling Coffee Waste, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 9th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SpongeBob SquarePants must be pretty darn excited today with Lidl’s announcement that they will soon sell

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Fuel Ethylene, Has Its Time Come?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the Digest’s Sometimes We Wonder department, we see a glut in US ethanol markets and ethanol production,

August 26, 2019 Read Full Article

New Michael Moore-Backed Doc Tackles ‘Dark Side’ of Alternative Energy

by Lindsey Bahr (Associated Press/ABC 33/40)  What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative

August 26, 2019 Read Full Article

For The Sake Of Our Biofuel, We Must Stop This Feral Hog Menace

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica)  … Aside from scaring the children and scattering the chickens, they are genuinely a major

August 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Dhamendra Pradhan to Launch IOC’s Rs 800-cr Ethanol Project in Gorakhpur

by Virendra Singh Rawat  (Business Standard)  The unit is proposed to be set up on 50 acres of land in

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