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Biodiesel Driving Business to National Fleet

(Renewable Energy Group/ACT News)  Biodiesel has helped for-hire carrier G&D Integrated meet environmental goals and win business. How? For one, the large

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

The Impending IMO Regulation and its Unknown Impact to Shipping

by Cliff Gladstein (GNA/Act News)  One year ago, ACT News published an article calling attention to the possible worldwide ramifications of the January

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Trade Deal Opens EU to More Ethanol Imports from South America

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new trade agreement reached June between Mercosur, a South American trade bloc consisting of

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

These Nano-Bugs Eat CO2 and Make Eco-Friendly Fuel

by Trent Knoss (University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Maharashtra: Divert 25% Cane for Ethanol Production, Sugar Commissioner Tells Industry

by Parthasarathi Biswas  (The Indian Express)  Millers now say they are looking for long-term commitment from the central government to keep prices

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Germany Calls for Coordinated Measures in Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Production

(Xinhua)  The German government is expecting global palm oil production to grow and is calling for “globally coordinated measures to implement

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources and New Age Renewable Energy Team Up for Joint Project Sales Collaboration

(Greenbelt Resources/Globe Newswire)  The dairy processing industry may have just gotten a boost to its bottom line from a collaboration between

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Airlines for America

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  Airlines for Americais an American trade association and lobbying group based in Washington, D.C. that represents

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

EIA to Update Data Reporting for Biofuels COMMENTS DUE July 24, 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking a three-year extension with changes to its Petroleum

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Decision 2020 Bioeconomy – 25 Declared Presidential Candidates and How They Stand on the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s best for you? Who’s best for us? Who supports what you do, and how strongly?

July 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Pressure Builds on US EPA to Process e-RINs

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Magazine/U.S. Biomass Power Association)  The RFS Power Coalition met with the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Birmingham Biogas Trade Event to Show the Way on Bio-LNG

(Bioenergy Insight)  … Bristol City Mayor Martin Rees announced on Thursday last week a consultation on proposals to ban diesel cars

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

UK AD and World Biogas Expo and World Biogas Summit — July 3-4, 2019 — Birmingham, UK

  UK AD and World Biogas Expo and World Biogas Summit   —   July 3-4, 2019   —   Birmingham, UK

The future of Bio-LNG will be a key theme at both UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2019 and its co-located thought-leadership

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Glas: Farm Bioeconomy Demonstration Day — July 11, 2019 — Bandon, Ireland

  Biorefinery Glas: Farm Bioeconomy Demonstration Day   —   July 11, 2019   —   Bandon, Ireland

On Thursday 11th July 2019, the Biorefinery Glas EIPAgri Operational Group in collaboration with Teagasc will host a free small-scale biorefinery field

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Celebrating Energy Independence Day This July 4th

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Expanding availability of clean diesel fuel is a necessary condition to help reduce emissions globally and one that

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Rooney Introduces Bill to Repeal the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., introduced legislation June 21 that aims to eliminate the Renewable

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Extend Biofuel, Bioenergy Tax Credits through 2020

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures,

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Doug Sombke

Emails obtained from EPA through the Freedom of Information Act provide a trail of deceit that led to a history

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Gasolinegate: Three Decades of Flawed Emission Reports Has Endangered Public

(Safe Gasoline Campaign)   The 263 million gasoline vehicles on American roadways are emitting significantly more harmful emissions than being reported,

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Grassley Statement on New Threats to RFS

(Office of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the following statement in response to recent media

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Petition To Global Automakers – Offer More Ethanol Vehicles in U.S.!

by Paul Kamp, in conjunction with Chris Schwarck (iPetitions)  To: CEO’s of Global Automakers   We are consumers of your vehicles and we request that you

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Daily on Energy: Biden’s Electric-Car Plan Could Suffer from Obama’s Lackluster Legacy

by John Siciliano & Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner) … Former vice president Joe Biden has some scratching their heads over a climate

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Streamlining the Biofuel Production Process

(European Commission)  The production of biofuels like ethanol from non-food biomass is a lucrative prospect for the agricultural sector. However, due

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Mayors Approve Resolution Pressing for Carbon Pricing in Congress

by Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner)  Mayors gathering for their annual meeting Monday approved a resolution urging Congress to pass carbon pricing

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

DNC Committee Weighing Climate-Focused Debate

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Democratic National Committee is moving closer to the prospect of a debate devoted

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Launches New Website That Serves as Leading Resource on Cleaner Fuels

(Renewable Energy Group)  Educational, product and technical information is available to anyone who wants to learn more about biodiesel, renewable diesel,

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Oberon Fuels Secures $2.9 Million Grant from State of California for First-Ever Production of Renewable Dimethyl Ether (rDME) in United States

(Oberon Fuels/Globe Newswire)  Oberon will upgrade its pilot plant to test new feedstock and increase production; 12 full-time and up to

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Making Every Carbon Count: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Praj had a humble beginning as a supplier of ethanol plants, and today is a global

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Oh My! Dan’s Back: AgCertain Industries Acquires KemX Global

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For some time, many have been uncertain as to what direction former REG CEO Dan Oh

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

SoCalGas Partners Develop RNG and Hydrogen Conversion Technology

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  … Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), in collaboration with a number of partners, held a

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Global Ethanol Summit — October 13-15, 2019 — Washington, DC

  Global Ethanol Summit   —   October 13-15, 2019   —   Washington, DC

The Summit is an invite only meeting for Minister level officials and senior level industry leaders, ethanol producers, and refiners

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Oil Companies Find Energy Independence Isn’t So Profitable

by Clifford Krauss (New York Times)  … In the last four years, roughly 175 oil and gas companies in the United

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Retailers Navigate Changing Fuels Landscape

by Mark Radosevich (Convenience Store Decisions)  C-store retailers must navigate the arrival of 95 RON fuel formulation, the push to add

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Ed Lotterman: Oil Prices, War, and a Bad Corn Crop

by Ed Lotterman (Bismarck Tribune)  Unless National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo manage to gin

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Exxon Working to Push Trade Group on Climate Change

by Amy Harder (Axios)  … At issue here is the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, whose focus is oil and

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Alternative Oxygenate Effects on Emissions

(Urban Air Institute)  The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) would like to thank the Coordinated Research Council (CRC) for its recent study that

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

How Real-World Vehicle Emissions Data Helps Cities Become Emission-Free

(Autocar Professional)  Poor air quality is a major issue for virtually every city globally. It not only affects people’s health, but

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Airline Hopes that Rabbit Poo May Provide Sustainable Fuel

by Kara Godfrey  (The Sun/Fox News)  A Japanese plane carrier could soon power their aircraft with the help of rabbit poo.  All Nippon

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Senator Says He’s Blocking USDA Nominees over Biofuel Waivers

by Chris Prentice and Richard Valdmanis (Reuters)  Senator John Kennedy of oil refining state Louisiana is blocking the confirmation of three

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

NREL Announces Participants for 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

A Community-Based Approach for Enriching Microalgae that Grow under High Concentration of CO2

by Hualong Wang, Fru Azinwi Nche-Fambo, Zhigang Yu, Feng Chen (ResearchGate/HY-TEK Bio) Certain species of microalgae are capable of growing under high concentration

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Stanger Sugar Mill to Turn Sugarcane Production to Alternative Green Fuel

by Penny Fourie (North Coast Courier) The production of biofuel as an economically viable industry in South Africa is no longer

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Avantium Awarded Funding for VEHICLE

(Avantium)  Avantium N.V. announces that it has been awarded €1.3 million for its Dawn and Mekong Technologies from the Bio Based Industries

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

How Low Can You Go with Carbon?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Aemetis is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company using patented industrial biotechnology for the construction and

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Who’s Down with TCP: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Synpet Technologiesuses Thermal Conversion Process (TCP), a patented non-combustion technology which breaks down all organic materials

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Enerkem Co-Founder Vincent Chornet Dies at 45

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Enerkem announced the death of co-founder and long-time CEO Vincent Chornet following a prolonged

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Change Forum with 2020 Presidential Candidates — September 17-18, 2019 — Washington, DC

  Climate Change Forum with 2020 Presidential Candidates   —   September 17-18, 2019   —   Washington, DC

Our Daily Planet’s partnership with the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University to host a first-of-its-kind forum on climate change

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

The Need for a Climate Change Forum Is More Apparent than Ever Before

(Our Daily Planet) … (W)e’re proud to formally announce Our Daily Planet’s partnership with the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Europe Faces Another Lost Decade in Decarbonising Transport

by Zoltán Szabó (Ethanol Europe/Climate Home News)  An essential conversation is missing around sustainable biofuels as part of the decarbonisation solution 

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

How One School Is Getting Kids Fired up about Climate Solutions

by Zoe Saylor (Gist)  … As the middle school humanities coordinator for Lowell School in Washington, D.C., she (Natalie Stapert) was

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

European Research Project Claims Breakthrough in Production of Renewable Jet Fuels from Sunlight

(GreenAir Online)  A project funded by the EU and Switzerland claims to have made a breakthrough in producing renewable jet kerosene

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

EU States Gather to Discuss Imposition of Climate Taxes and Carbon Pricing on European Aviation Sector

(GreenAir Online)  A coalition of EU States came together last week in the Netherlands to discuss how carbon pricing and taxes

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Ex-EPA Engineer Says Wheeler Is Misleading Congress about Car Rule

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post) Jeff Alson was sitting in his apartment in Ann Arbor, Mich., when he felt like he was

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Australia’s Toowoomba Tires-to-Fuels Plant in Jeopardy after Govt No-No’s $5M Grant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Green Distillation Technologies is advising that a decision by the Queensland Government to not support

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Magnificent Methanogens: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Trelys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Trelys’ technology is based on the bioconversion of hydrogen and carbon dioxide using methanogenic archaea. While

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Top EPA Official Resigns Amid Scrutiny over Possible Ethics Violations

by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis (Washington Post)  Bill Wehrum’s ties to his former law firm and power sector clients prompted a

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter from Route 12 and the Pacific Northwest: From Waste Streams, a Bioeconomy Rising

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, there’s a new mill near the city of Dayton that is the

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Glastonbury Festival to Be Powered by Biofuels and Sunshine

(Biofuels International)  Energy services provider Aggreko has renewed its contract with Glastonbury Festival to offer a number of emission-reducing power solutions

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

IATA Research Shows Air Passenger Demand for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(Biofuels International)  Research commissioned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has shown that air passengers support the development of new

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Future Fuels & Octane Forum — Octiber 24-25, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV

  Future Fuels & Octane Forum   —   Octiber 24-25, 2019   —   Las Vegas, NV

Stricter environmental policies are likely to dictate the future of traditional hydrocarbons and turn them into something more environmentally friendly. Electric

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

CALL FOR STARTUP PRESENTATIONS: SynBio Markets — November 18-19, 2019 — Ewerk, Berlin, Germany DEADLINE: August 23, 2019

  CALL FOR STARTUP PRESENTATIONS: SynBio Markets   —   November 18-19, 2019   —   Ewerk, Berlin, Germany     DEADLINE:  August 23, 2019

SynBio Markets is the dedicated, market facing global event for the synbio sector  —  Linking science to business and focused on

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Argus Biofuels & Carbon Markets Summit — October 21-23, 2019 — Napa Valley, CA

  Argus Biofuels & Carbon Markets Summit   —   October 21-23, 2019   —   Napa Valley, CA

North America’s leading biofuels, carbon and LCFS event  —  Join senior market participants to get clarity on the path forward to

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Argus Biofuels — October 8-11, 2019 — London, UK

  Argus Biofuels   —   October 8-11, 2019   —   London, UK

Join the market-makers at the industry’s number one event — Argus Biofuels is your critical opportunity to meet and network with

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

‘Does Your Plan Save Miami?’ Seven Minutes: The First Mention of Climate Change Came Last Night in the First Minute of Night One of the Democratic Primary Debates.

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  SEVEN MINUTES:The first mention of climate change came last night in the first minute of night

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Jenna Bloxom Joins Advanced Biofuels USA’s Board of Directors

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Jenna Bloxom, a political scientist from Colorado State University, joins the Advanced Biofuels USA board of directors

June 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Concerns Rise as Low Palm Oil Prices May Increase Use for Biofuel

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP)/Biodiesel Magazine)  Selling prices for palm oil and diesel fuel have recently converged to

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Integrated Landscape Management Reduces Biomass Production Costs By 20%

by J.Richard Hess (Idaho National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy)  A new techno-economic analysis by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) demonstrated that,

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

FutureMetrics Criticizes Treatment of Biomass in EPA’s ACE Rule

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … The EPA released the final rule for its ACE program June 19. The program replaces the Obama-era

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Europe, US Aim to Boost Ethanol Share in Gasoline, but Obstacles Remain

by Solomon Lanitis, Chrysa Glystra and Wesley Swift (S&P Global Platts)  Ambitious emissions targets are driving governments across the globe to mandate

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Rule Lets Political Officials Block FOIA Document Requests

by Meg Cunningham (Roll Call)  Rulemaking follows Interior Department actions that drew congressional criticism  —  A new EPA rule would allow political

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Senators Urge EPA to Update Science on Ethanol

(Feedstuffs)  EPA has rejected calls to update GHG calculations based on technological advancements in ethanol production. — A bipartisan group of senators led

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Opens Section 610 review of RFS DEADLINE: August 22, 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register June 24 announcing it has

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Seeks to Permanently Shut Oil Refinery

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

In Lobbying Battle for Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, It’s Car Makers vs. the Oil and Gas Industry

by Dino Grandoni and Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  … GM, like a fleet of other car manufacturers, is seeking the extension of a

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Up for a Climate Debate–Welcome to Miami: Presidential Contenders Lock Horns tonight in Round One of the Primary Debates

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)Presidential contenders lock horns tonight in Round One of the primary debates in Miami to

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

SIAM Proposes Enhanced Alternative Fuels for Vehicles in India to Lower Pollution

(PTI/Financial Express)  While the electrification of the fleet will be a major help towards providing energy security and improving the environment,

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Creed on ‘Challenges’ Oosed by Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland

by Claire Mc Cormack (AgriLand)  While the Government has committed to investigating the long-term potential of establishing a wide-scale biogas industry in

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Fighting Forest Fires with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Rock Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Red Rock Biofuels produces drop-in, renewable, low-carbon jet and diesel fuels. RRB makes the long-commercialized Fischer-Tropsch

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Importance of Sterile Design in Aseptic Fermentation – How to Keep from Getting Burned

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  If you’ve spent any time in commercial fermentation facilities, then you already know it’s a

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Bright Biomethane Opens North America Office to Fuel Future Growth

(Bioenergy Insight) Bright Biomethane opened its first North American office in response to growing business and increasing demand for renewable natural

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

EERE Job Fair — July 11, 2019 — Arlington, VA

  EERE Job Fair   —   July 11, 2019   —   Arlington, VA

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) federal career opportunities are available in Washington,

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on 2019 Crappie Masters

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  With retail sales of E15, or 15% ethanol, now approved in the summer months, some oil industry-backed

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Gas 360 (formerly Rethink Methane) — January 22-23, 2020 — Sacramento, CA

  Renewable Gas 360 (formerly Rethink Methane)   —   January 22-23, 2020   —   Sacramento, CA

High in Benefits, Low in Emissions. Join us for Renewable Gas 360 (formerly Rethink Methane), a leadership summit aimed at fostering

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

King Introduces Bills Protecting RFS from Small Refinery Exemptions

(Office of Congressman Steve King (R-IA-4th)  Legislation Recovers Volume Lost to Waivers by Increasing RFS Requirement Gallon -for-Gallon  —  Congressman Steve King

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

1 Big Thing: Bill Gates’ Next Climate Moves

by Ben Geman (Axios)  A Bill Gates-led venture fund that invests in next-wave climate technologies wants to get bigger. The big

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Announcing the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

(Maryland Clean Energy Center)  The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is excited to announce the launch the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Twenty-One Individuals Indicted on Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Interstate Transportation of Stolen Used Cooking Oil, Money Laundering, Harboring Aliens, and Immigration-Related Entrepreneurship Fraud

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Robert J. Higdon Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Partnership for Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(NTBInfo/Avinor)  Avinor has entered into an agreement with Quantafuel to buy sustainable aviation fuel based on Norwegian biomass. The fuel will

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Vietnam Ethanol Producer Purchases Equipment, U.S. Corn During Trade Team Mission

(U.S. Grains Council)  The sole ethanol producer in Vietnam is preparing to test U.S. corn as a feedstock with a hammer

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Polymer Plant: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Avantium, a renewable chemicals company, develops and commercializes biobased plastics, chemicals, and fuels. The company offers

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Jim Lane

“Franklin Roosevelt named four (freedoms): freedom of expression, of worship, from want, from fear. The freedom to create value without

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter from Europe: The Bioeconomy’s Journey to Yes through the Valley of No

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Europe this past week we’ve had European Commission’s own and massive EU Sustainability Week, the

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Governor Jay Inslee Rolls Out More Climate Policy

(Our Daily Planet)  When it comes to climate policy, Governor Jay Inslee already has a plan to address nearly every element of the

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

America’s Military Is Guzzling Gas and Emitting Massive Amounts of CO2

(Our Daily Planet)  A recent report published by a political scientist at Boston University, found that the Department of Defense is

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Making It More Viable to Turn Agricultural Waste into Renewable Fuel

by Alayna DeMartini (Ohio State University College of Engineering)  Although the stalks and leaves of a corn plant can be turned

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

2020 Call for Nominations: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

(American Chemical Society)  In 2020, the three ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards will recognize the contributions of early career investigators

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

2020 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Systems-Inspired Design — June 16-18, 2020 — Seattle, WA

  2020 Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Systems-Inspired Design   —   June 16-18, 2020   —   Seattle, WA

SAVE THE DATE In addition to general green chemistry and engineering topics, topics related to this theme will be sought.

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Application Now Open for Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

(Science Magazine)  Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Quietly Undermining Global Climate Talks

by Luke McGrath (Bloomberg/Houston Chronicle)  Fossil fuel industry giants such as ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell are maintaining an outsized presence at global climate discussions,

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Norway Sees Sharp Drop in Palm Oil Biofuel Consumption after Ban on Government Purchasing

by Lauren Crothers (South Africa Today)  -Norway saw drop in palm oil consumption following new regulations limiting sales in response

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Co-Optima Identifies Innovation Needed to Continue Momentum in Fuel Economy Gains

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today’s cars are advancing at lightning speed: from electric vehicles to efficient internal combustion engines to

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Arizona Fire Highlights Challenges for Energy Storage

by Jonathan J. Cooper (Associated Press)  Arizona’s largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

NBB Letter to EPA’s Wheeler Highlights Economic Damage from Refinery Exemptions

(National Biodiesel Board)  Demand destruction for biodiesel producers cannot be made up through E15 rule, NBB says  —  The National Biodiesel Board

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

2016-2018 Measuring, Governing and Gaining Support for Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains

(IEA Bioenergy)  Several systems to define and monitor performance and progress towards sustainability of bioenergy have been developed for implementation at

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

BASF and Lutianhua Plan to Pilot a New Production Process that Significantly Reduces CO2 Emissions

(BASF)  Signing of Memorandum of Understanding to build a pilot plant for a new, energy-efficient one-step process in synthetizing dimethyl ether

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Hawaii’s Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Tropical Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The University of Hawai’i is on top of the latest research on Hawaii’s tropical agriculture, its

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Electricity Share by Source: World

(Our World in Data)  Electricity production (measured as the percentage of total electricity production) by source (coal, oil, gas, nuclear, hydroelectric

June 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Pope to Oil Execs: We Don’t ‘Have the Luxury’ to Wait to Fight Climate Change

by Inés San Martín (Crux) … The June 13-14 meeting was focused on three points: A just transition; carbon pricing; and transparency

June 23, 2019 Read Full Article

From FEW: 45Q Represents Opportunity for Ethanol; Request for Comments DEADLINE: July 4, 2019

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Under new size specifications for the 45Q tax credit, almost all ethanol plants are eligible,

June 23, 2019 Read Full Article

National Gasoline Public Education and Consumer Awareness Campaign Launched: It’s Time—EPA: Make Gasoline SAFE!

(Safe Gasoline Campaign)  Gasoline and its emissions are one of the greatest threats to public health Americans face today. Transportation related

June 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Summer School in Nice: Energy Transition and You! — September 9-13, 2019 — Nice, France

  Summer School in Nice: Energy Transition and You!   —   September 9-13, 2019   —   Nice, France

The global energy transition can’t succeed without the full participation of citizens. We need a paradigm shift towards more renewable energy

June 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Centre International de Formation Européenne Offers Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance

(Centre international de formation européenne) The Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance is targeted at students and young professionals with a

June 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Households Who Use Heating Oil Should Be Preparing to Transition to Biofuel, Says Industry Body

by  Ross Bentley (East Anglian Daily Times)  OFTEC recommends thousands of homeowners in East Anglia who use heating oil to warm

June 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Features E85 Can-Am Conversion

by Chuck Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  During the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) this year the Renewable Fuels Association featured a racing Can-Am X3

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

6th Annual Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Forum –Jobs for a Low-Carbon, Circular Economy — August 22, 2019 — Washington, DC

  6th Annual Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Forum –Jobs for a Low-Carbon, Circular Economy   —   August 22, 2019   —   Washington, DC

Conducted by Leaders in Energy (LE) and hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.  You will: Learn about opportunities for

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group, Inc., the Largest Biodiesel Producer in the U.S., Joins Diesel Technology Forum

(Diesel Technology Forum/Globe NewsWire)  REG, North America’s largest producer of biodiesel and a global company, has led biofuels development for more

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Bio-Process Scale-Up: The Need-to-Knows on the Pathway to World-Scale. — June 27, 2019

  WEBINAR:  Bio-Process Scale-Up: The Need-to-Knows on the Pathway to World-Scale.     —   June 27, 2019

Bioeconomy Scale-up. It is the tipping point between success and failure of a multi-year effort to develop process and transform

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

OEMs Unite on Aviation Sustainability

by Celia Konowe and Chad Trautvetter (AIN Online)  Chief technology officers from seven of the world’s major aviation manufacturers issued a

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

The “Ready Now” Alternative Fuel

by Erik Neandross (ACT News/FleetOwner)  In May, global fleet UPS announced a seven-year agreement to purchase 170 million-gallon equivalents of renewable natural

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Transportation and Climate Initiative Regional Workshop: Low-Carbon Transportation Investments, Strategies, and Outcomes — July 30, 2019 — Baltimore, MD

  Transportation and Climate Initiative Regional Workshop: Low-Carbon Transportation Investments, Strategies, and Outcomes   —   July 30, 2019   —   Baltimore, MD

The TCI states continue to seek input on the investments and policies necessary for a cleaner and more equitable transportation

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Orders Review of Controversial Biofuel Waiver Program: Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump has directed members of his Cabinet to review the administration’s expanded use of

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Want to Address Climate Change? Fix Campaign Finance First, 2020 Democrats Say.

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  It is not just about the Earth’s rising temperatures. Many Democrats running for president see climate change as symptomatic

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

“P-O-W-E-R We’ve Got the Power, Because We Are with YEA! MN!”

(Climate Generation)  Youth in the climate movement made waves across the globe this school year, and Minnesota youth working with Climate

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa State Researchers Studying Slow-Release Fertilizer to Feed Crops, Improve Water Quality

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University researchers weren’t looking for a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality,

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

NCGA Ups Pressure on EPA to Follow President’s Lead on Ethanol

(National Corn Growers Association)  The National Corn Growers Association today will begin airing an advertisement calling on the Environmental Protection

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Sao Martinho to Launch Corn-Based Ethanol Production

by Marcelo Teixeir (Reuters)  Brazil’s Sao Martinho SA , one of the country’s largest sugar and ethanol producers, plans to build

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Indian Oil to Invest Rs 700 Crore in Setting up 2G Ethanol Plant at Panipat Refinery

by Bilal Abdi (Economic Times Energy World)  Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s largest fuel retailer, is planning to set up a

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Scania Buses Fuelled by Ethanol from Wine Residue

(Scania/WebWire)  Scania Interlink buses, powered by locally produced ethanol, connect the island of Ile de Ré with the nearby port city

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Maersk to Offer Customers Carbon-Neutral Transport

(Maersk)  A new carbon neutral product – the first of its kind in the industry – is being piloted with select

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Not Just for Go/No-Go Decisions: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide Due Diligence for Bioeconomy Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Doug Rivers and others from LEC gave this illuminating presentation on due diligence in the bioeconomy,

June 21, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: This Former EPA Appointee Wants to Make Climate Change a Winning Issue for Trump

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  Democratic contenders for president are trying to make climate change a top electoral issue. But one Trump appointee who

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

United States Spend Ten Times More on Fossil Fuel Subsidies than Education

by James Ellsmoor (Forbes)  The fossil fuel lobby has actively worked in many countries to protect their subsidies and avoid the

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Turning the Switch on Biofuels

by Anne M Stark (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory/Phys.Org)  Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Officials Face off on Car Rule: King, Nichols Headline Auto Rule Hearing

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Top EPA and Transportation Department officials will likely face intense grilling from Democrats today at

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Uttar Pradesh to Partner Centre for Ethanol Blending in Fuel to Cut Oil Import Bill

by Virendra Singh Rawat (Business Standard)  The state, along with Maharashtra, clocks 9-10% of blending due to higher cane availability  —  Uttar Pradesh,

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Gujarat High Court Notice to Biofuel Company for Alleged Fraud

(DNA India) … The Gujarat High Court has restrained renewable fuel company My Eco Energy Private Limited from encashing a

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Ship Operators Object to Palm Oil-Based Fuel for fFar of Poor Performance

(Jakarta Post)  The River, Lake and Water Transportation Operators Association (Gapasdap) has expressed its disapproval of next year’s mandatory use of

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Top 10 Bioblendstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a tiered screening process

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Hemp Product of the Year, BASF’s Sun Protection, Saving Kiwi with Algae, Biodegradable Polyester Fashion, Renewable Surfactants, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of June 19th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As summer gets hotter, bioeconomy inventions and changes are getting hotter too. Here are the top

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

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