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The Perpetually Expanding Veteran Startup: Armed with a Scrappy, Do-It-Yourself Attitude, New Leaf Biofuel’s Success Is a Testament to Its—and the Biodiesel Industry’s—Perseverance.

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … One major difference, however, is that this vertically integrated biodiesel company has Jennifer Case at

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

2019: The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died

(Renewable Fuels Association) …  Ethanol is providing a cleaner, domestically produced, higher-octane fuel, while offering greater consumer choice at the pump.

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Ricketts: My Goals for 2-19

by Pete Ricketts (Office of Governor of Nebraska/Star Herald)  As we enter the new year, I have put together a list

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

A Fox Guarding the RFS Henhouse

by David Kruse (The CommStock Report/Spencer Daily Reporter)  From a subscriber: “I asked my local Cenex manager why the price of E85 was

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Farmers Fear Another Hit as Trump Shutdown Threatens Ethanol Vow

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Year-round 15% ethanol-gas blend by summer now seen at risk; Shutdown could join trade

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

IOT Infra Plans to Manufacture Bio-CNG in Tamil Nadu

by Rachita Prasad (Economic Times)  IOT Infrastructure and Energy Services, a joint venture of state run-Indian Oil Corporation and Oiltanking GmbH

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

No Plan to Use Bio Fuel in Regular Flights

by Kumar Vikram (New Indian Express)  Four months after experimenting with biofuel to fly aircraft, the government still has no proposal

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

California Fueling Files Suit over Biodiesel NOx Additive

(California Fueling/Biodiesel Magazine)  California Fueling LLC filed suit Dec. 10 in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Best Energy Solutions and

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Wood pellets: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 40

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 40’s aim is to focus on international bioenergy technology potential, barriers, and trade as

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

State of the Bioeconomy

by Wayne Lee and Mark J Riedy (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP/Biofuels Digest) At present, the

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Sky’s the Limit Challenge: Win up to $5M for Sustainable Aviation Fuel DEADLINES:Green Aviation Fuels Innovation Competition: February 1, 2019; Cross-Canada Flight Competition: March 1, 2019.

by Myra Bredin (MentorWorks) … To address the goal of a widespread adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, the Impact Canada Challenge Platform has

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PalmEx Africa — June 19, 2019 — Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

  PalmEx Africa   —   June 19, 2019   —   Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

PALMEX AFRICA 2019 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Africa that brings together an international congregation of both

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

PalmEx Thailand 2019 — August 22-23, 2019 — Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

  PalmEx Thailand 2019   —   August 22-23, 2019   —   Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

PALMEX Thailand 2019 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Thailand that brings together an international congregation of both

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

PalmEx Malaysia 2019 — June 26-27, 2019 — Sarawak, Malaysia

  PalmEx Malaysia 2019   —   June 26-27, 2019   —   Sarawak, Malaysia

PALMEX MALAYSIA 2019. Palmex Malaysia 2019 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Making Biofuels to Help Airlines Fly Green: Gevo’s CEO Interviewed on BNN Bloomberg

(Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that Patrick R. Gruber, Gevo’s Chief Executive Officer, was interviewed on the BNN

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Talk Climate Institute — March 25-26, 2019 — Duluth, MN

  Talk Climate Institute   —   March 25-26, 2019   —   Duluth, MN

Join us for a two-day engaging workshop where you’ll learn new ways to have conversations about climate change that build

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Nominations Open for Green Chemistry Challenge DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

(Environmental Protection Agency) The Green Chemistry Challenge Awards promote the environmental and economic benefits of developing and using novel green chemistry.

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Reframing Energy for the 21st Century Greater Energy Productivity Is an Economic Imperative — January 11, 2019 — Washington, DC

  Reframing Energy for the 21st Century Greater Energy Productivity Is an Economic Imperative   —   January 11, 2019   —   Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a facilitated discussion on how we can make our economy much more

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

A 2019 Wish List by DTF Exec. Dir. Allen Schaeffer

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum) Happy New Year! It’s 2019 officially. We embrace this time in January with hope and

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Bringing the Concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture to Life : Insights from CSA Country Profiles Across Africa, Asia, and Latin America (English)

(The World Bank)  Bringing the Concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture to Life: Insights from CSA Country Profiles across Africa, Asia, and Latin

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UN Food and Agriculture Organization Highlights Climate Smart Agriculture

(UN Food and Agriculture Organization)  Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient

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RFA, TRANSCAER Ethanol Safety Seminars — various dates January 2019 — various locations Vermont and Mississippi

  RFA, TRANSCAER Ethanol Safety Seminars   —   various dates January 2019   — various locations  Vermont and Mississippi

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host ethanol safety seminars in Vermont and Mississippi this month. All

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Outlook 2019: RINs Market Looks toward Washington in 2019

by Wesley Swift (S&P Global Platts)   The market for Renewable Identification Numbers looked for relief in 2019 after a tumultuous

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

OPINION: UST Corrosion Blame Game Continues

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (B)iofuel opponents will continue to blindly blame ethanol for corrosion in underground

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Your Views: Q&A on E15 Fuel Had Misinformation

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Gazette)  Rather than providing factual answers to common questions about Unleaded88 gasoline containing 15 percent

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Expanded Centre for Synthetic Biology Launches at Imperial

by Hayley Dunning (Imperial College London)  The Centre brings together researchers using synthetic biology to solve challenges such as in healthcare,

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Sanchez Plans to Impose on Airlines a Pioneer Green Fee of 2% on the Use of Biofuels

by Victor Martinez (El Mundo Google Translation)) The Spanish Government plans to introduce a goal of biofuel consumption to the airline

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Business Jets Fuel Green Event: A Step Toward Sustainability — January 17, 2019 — Van Nuys Airport (VNY), CA

  Business Jets Fuel Green Event: A Step Toward Sustainability   —   January 17, 2019   —   Van Nuys Airport (VNY), CA

The event – Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability, scheduled for Jan. 17, 2019, at the Van Nuys

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Aviation Leaders to Showcase Viability of Biojet Fuels Jan. 17

(World Energy Paramount /Biodiesel Magazine)  Los Angeles-area civic leaders will join business aviation leaders on Jan. 17 to mark a milestone

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

India Makes Breakthrough in Biofuel Development

by Haley Zaremba (OilPrice.com)  … The latest headline to come from efforts of scientists around the globe is a new discovery by

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

3 Expos: ReGen Europe, Biogaz Europe, Bois Energie — January 30-31, 2019 — Rennes, France

  3 Expos: ReGen Europe, Biogaz Europe, Bois Energie   —   January 30-31, 2019   —   Rennes, France

Regen Europe is a new exhibition dedicated to capturing energy and by-products from solid biomass and diverse waste resource streams  … Biogaz Europe is the leading international gathering for green gas : biogas,

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Aviation Solutions: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Neste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Neste has a strong history of developing, commercializing, and marketing new fuels, including diesel, renewable chemicals,

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

3D Printing Lignin, Potato Postal Sleeves, Alginate Sausage Casing, Tree to Textiles, Chemical Recycling and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of January 2nd

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: Washington State to Shift Focus to LCFS

(Argus Media)  Washington state lawmakers plan to turn their attention to passing a clean fuel standard to address climate change, after

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Issues Executive Order on Forest Management

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  An executive order on forest management issued by President Trump in late December addresses how rural

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Recognizing Today’s Reality to Shape a Better Tomorrow

by  Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Looking back to one year ago, ethanol renewable identification numbers (RINs) were

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Europe’s Next Biofuels Move: Promoting European Ethanol Key to Europe’s Long-Term Environmental Goals.

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE, the European Renewable Ethanol Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … First, it opens the door to a more effective approach

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Driving Opportunities to Expand the Market

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … We expect a proposed rule in February, followed by a public hearing and

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

The Most of Every Kernel: Two Corn Kernel Fiber-to-Ethanol Plants are under Construction, Stirring Hope that the Concept Is Gaining Steam.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In October 2018, construction began on Ace Ethanol’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. The

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Ethanol’s Impact: Iowa’s Status as the Largest Ethanol-Producing State Means Its Ethanol Economy Affects the Entire Industry.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A waiter in a Cedar Rapids restaurant, for instance, recently asked Shaw (Monte Shaw,

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

WM Discusses LFGTE, RNG Projects in 2018 Sustainability Report

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Waste Management recently released its 2018 sustainability report, highlighting its achievements in using landfill gas to

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

African Centre for Crop Improvement Sweet Sorghum Varieties Poised to Boost Biofuel Industry

(African Centre for Crop Improvement) A breakthrough by the African Centre for Crop Improvement in the breeding of sorghum could have

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They Develop Biosensors to Optimize Biodiesel Production

(Uniradio Informa/Notimex (Google Translation))  They develop biosensors to optimize biodiesel production  —  The Institute of Engineering of the Autonomous University of Baja

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

HVO Biodiesel from Colabitoil Makes the Alpine World Cup Roll

(Via TT (Google Translation))  During the Alpine World Championships in Åre, all pistols and buses run on fossil-free fuel HVO. A

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Project to Create 1,000 Jobs in Kawambwa

(Zambia Daily Mail Limited)  Over 1,000 jobs are expected to be created from the US$800 million ethanol project by Sunbird Bio-Energy

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Thailand: New Facility Opens to Produce, Store and Deliver Biogas

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions has completed the installation of their first Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) Biogas Cleaning, Storing and Utilization

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Biogas Innovations: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 37

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy has several member countries involved in Task 37 which aims to improve innovations in biogas

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

As Industry Copes with Information Overload, Organizations Report “Much More of Our Story to Share” but Marketing, Messaging Is Under-Resourced

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  71% of industry executives believe that for their organizations, there is much more of their story

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

UC Riverside Team Examines Influence of Mid-and High-Level Ethanol Blends on Pollution from GDI Flex Fuel Vehicle

(Green Car Congress)  A team from the University of California Riverside has investigated the influence of low-, mid-, and high-ethanol fueling—as

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Emerging Process Tech: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to EPIC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  EPIC helps pilot plants test and scale new process technologies. Check out their latest presentation with top

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates around the World 2019

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today (January 1, 2019) releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

LT Group to Restart Asian Alcohol Operations

by Arra B. Francia (Business World)  LT Group, Inc. (LTG) plans to revive the operations of its unit Asian Alcohol

December 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Creating Trust in Bioenergy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy conducted research on various approaches to creating trust in sustainability of bioenergy through effective governance.

December 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 18 of 2018 – Looking Back to Look Forward

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … So on this last day of 2018, join the Biofuels Digest in looking back

December 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Pelosi Names Castor Chair of Select Committee on Climate Crisis

by Chris Mills Rodrigo (The Hill)  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) officially named Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) as chairwoman of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

December 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Meeting Paris Agreement Targets Would Create 24 Million Jobs Globally

by  Marlene Cimons (Nexus Media)  … By working to achieve the stated goal of the Paris Agreement, to limit warming to

December 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Pre-Blended E15 an Option for Many Retailers

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For retailers looking to add E15 to their product lineup without having to install blender

December 31, 2018 Read Full Article

The RFA Annual In/Out List of 2019

(Renewable Fuels Association) With the benefit of hindsight, 2018 is now widely seen as a transformative year in both politics and

December 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Malaysia Says Norway Move to Ban Palm-Based Biodiesel Could Hinder EFTA Trade Talks

(Reuters/Investing.com)  Norway’s plans to ban biofuels containing palm oil from 2020 are set to provide a major obstacle to long-running trade

December 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Production Has Minimal Effect on Cropland Use, Study Shows

by  Madhu Khanna (Farms.com)  Ethanol production has increased sharply in the United States in the past 10 years, leading to concerns

December 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Issues Another Ethanol Licence

by Ishemunyoro Chingwere (The Herald) Government has issued another ethanol licence in an effort to curb shortages. Green Fuel on the

December 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Production Off Take Agreements

by Jess Hewitt (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Gulf Hydrocarbon/Biofuels Digest) … (O)nce you start planning your project you will get questions about

December 28, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Rebecca (Becky) Ong majored in chemical engineering and tacked on a degree in plant biology. “I had no plan to

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Love of Plants and Problem-Solving Drives Bioenergy Researcher Rebecca Ong

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  … “My parents really instilled in me the importance of conservation,” says (Rebecca) Ong, an assistant

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) DEADLINES: May 24, 2019 (4th Friday in May) and August 28, 2019 (4th Wednesday in August)

(National Science Foundation)   The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the

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Undergraduates Participate in Bioenergy Research at GLBRC through REU Program

by Max Witynski (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research  Center)  The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center hosted 10 REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) students

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Rebecca Smith Brings Enthusiasm, Ingenuity to Bear on Tough Lignin

by Max Witynski (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Rebecca Smith has loved plants for a long time. In fact, her interest stems

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

A Carbon Price Can Benefit the Poor While Reducing Emissions

by Helen Mountford and Molly McGregor (World Resources Institute)  …  Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Breaching the Biomass Problem: ORNL Team Provides Supercomputer-Aided Insights for How to Turn Plants into Fuel and Materials

by Jonathan Hines (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Humans have found uses for woody plants since time immemorial—tools, shelter, firewood. Today,

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste to Energy Major Priority of Govt: Vijay Raghavan

(SME Times)  Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan recently said that waste to energy and scaling up of commercially available technologies

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The First Two Biodiesel Groups Begin to Operate in the City of Buenos Aires

(Noticias Ambientales (Google translations))  A collective that works with 100% biodiesel produces 80% less pollutants than one with common diesel   — 

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Paraguay to Launch B2 Mandate on January 1

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Paraguay, local press reports that biodiesel blending of 2% will be mandatory as of January 1

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Designed Materials Innovation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Checkerspot

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Checkerspot designs high performance materials such as microbes to express new molecular building blocks that they

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Hedging Ethanol Production

by Robert Boslego (Boslego Risk Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  … Because ethanol is produced from plants, both the agricultural and

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

ISO DATAGRO Sugar and Ethanol Conference — May 15, 2019 — New York, NY

  ISO DATAGRO Sugar and Ethanol Conference   —   May 15, 2019   —   New York, NY

The year 2019 will be full of news at the DATAGRO Conferences events . The ISO DATAGRO NY happen for

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

19th International DATAGRO Conference About Sugar And Ethanol — October 28-29, 2019 — São Paulo, SP, Brazil

  19th International DATAGRO Conference About Sugar And Ethanol   —   October 28-29, 2019   —   São Paulo, SP, Brazil

The 19 th  International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar and Ethanol, to be held on October 28 th  and 29 th , is one of the major

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Are the Transportation Fuel of the 21st Century, NFU Says

(National Farmers Union)  As Congress looks to revamp and coordinate federal-level policies that govern the transportation fuels and vehicles sectors, National

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Aemetis Closes on Dairy Digester RNG Equity Investment

(Aemetis/Biomass Magazine)  … The project will initially connect about a dozen dairies to Aemetis’ ethanol plant in Keyes, California, with expansion

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Minnesota Marks More Alternative Fuel Milestones in 2018

(American Lung Association in Minnesota/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state that led the region in the growth and use of alternative fuels

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA: 8 New Small Refinery Waivers Filed

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Dec. 20, the U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnish Pilot Develops a New Solution for Sustainable Forestry

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd/EurekAlert)  Finnish pilot develops a new solution for sustainable forestry New unique mobile application puts

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania Gives Arla the Keys to Sustainable Transport

(Volkswagen)  Symbolic presentation heralds deal to supply dairy giant with completely fossil-free fleet  —  Like Scania, global dairy company Arla has been

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Federal Funding Opportunities for Each of the Nine Technology Readiness Levels: Part 1, TRLs 1-3

by  CJ Evans  (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Many promising ideas, concepts, and innovations that could improve, add to, and make

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Catalysis Rocking: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ChemCatBio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ChemCatBio is a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for biomass

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Alt-Shift: As Alternatives to Alternatives, RNG and Fuel Cell Tech Markets Come Clearer, Closer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, on the final day of California’s 2018 legislative session, a bill sponsored by the

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wonders Down Under: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Australia and the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Increase Public Awareness of Bio-Based Products and Applications Supporting the Growth of the European Bioeconomy

(European Commission) Promoting bio-based products to consumers–A bioeconomy uses renewable resources and helps society meet current environmental challenges so consumers need

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Little Falls High School Visits Central Minnesota Renewables

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seventeen students from Little Falls High School visited the Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) plant … to learn

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel: New Data Proves that Modern Diesel Cars Emit Low Pollutant Emissions on the Road

(European Automobile Manufacturers Association)  New data released today (November 5, 2018)  by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) provides evidence

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

“REWOFUEL”: Residual Soft Wood Conversion to Drop-in Biofuels

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The aim of the EU-funded project REWOFUEL is to demonstrate the performance, reliability, environmental and socio-economic sustainability of the

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

UFOP Publishes Special Report “Biodiesel 2017/2018”

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  With the special report “Biodiesel 2017/2018”, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) annually summarizes

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Made up 10 Percent of Calif. Diesel Supply in Q2

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The net supply of renewable diesel to California’s fuel market reached 100 million gallons during the

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Energy Biofuel Receives 2018 Project of the Year Award

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The South Carolina Biomass Council held an award ceremony Nov. 15 on the grounds of its

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

B100 Helps Phil Sharp Take 3rd Place in Route du Rhum Ocean Race

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel produced by Renewable Energy Group Inc. and purified with Cynersorb—a surface-functionalized diatomaceous earth from Imerys—helped

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Leads UK in Biofuels that Meet Sustainability Criteria

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Outlook 2019: European Fuel Ethanol Market to Focus on Supply Side

by  Sophie Byron and Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global Platts)   The dawn of 2019 will find European fuel ethanol trying to

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Eni: Agreement with the Governorate of the Vatican City State to Promote the Circular Economy

(Eni)  Vatican City State transport will use the Eni Diesel+ low environmental impact diesel fuel which reduces polluting emissions by up

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

B20 Fuel Compatible with Train Engines, Ministry Says

(Jakarta Post)  After completing a six-month study on the use of B20 biodiesel on train locomotives, the government concluded that the

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Putting Food System Tech Perspectives to Work: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to The Center for Food Integrity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Center for Food Integrity is helping today’s food system earn consumer trust by facilitating better-informed

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste Accumulation Problems and Opportunities

by Zoltan Kish (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  … In 2016, the Ontario government released its Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario [2], diverting our

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Malaysia, Indonesia, Colombia to Meet over French Anti-Palm Oil Vote

(Free Malaysia Today/Bernama)  Malaysia is scheduled to hold a meeting with Indonesia and Colombia in Jakarta next February to discuss the

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Call for Volunteers: Heriot Watt Low Carbon Jet Fuel Project Seeks Interviewees for Research

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Heriot-Watt University School of Social Sciences is looking for volunteers to participate in an interview for

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Portuguese Government Launches Climate Plan With Ambitious Carbon-Neutral Target

by B. Lana Guggenheim (South EU Summit) Electricity market reforms are key to achieving the Portuguese government’s 2040 target of producing 90%

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

The Tiny Money App Running ahead of M-Pesa in Ethiopia

(Standard Media)  … Part of the reforms involve opening up the telecommunications sector to limited private investment through floating shares in

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Calls for Stricter ISO Standards of Biodiesel in Marine Fuel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, the International Union of Marine Insurance said in its December quarterly newsletter that more than

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Assessing Bioenergy Sustainability: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to IEA Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy conducted work on sustainability assessments of bioenergy systems and the carbon balance of forest-based

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

China’s Ethanol Love May Be Antidote for Slumping U.S. Farms

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Producers hopeful Chinese ethanol purchases are coming next; Biofuel, made from corn, helps support farm-belt growth  —  A little

December 24, 2018 Read Full Article

New Composite Advances Lignin as a Renewable 3D Printing Material

by Stephanie Seay (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe

December 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Issues Request for Proposals for Emerging Technology Challenge for Maine’s Forest Resources DEADLINE: January 25, 2019

(Maine Technology Institute)  MTI will award up to $1.5 million in grants to challenge winners, for one or more projects. — The

December 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Table’s Been Set in 2018: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Cellana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellana develops algae-based products and has demonstrated commercially scalable yields for multi-products. Their algae is the

December 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Renewable, Sustainable New Year!

As we look back on 2018, we see renewed interest in advanced biofuels, a greater understanding of the role that

December 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Palmex Indonesia 2019 — October 8-10, 2019 — Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

  Palmex Indonesia 2019   —   October 8-10, 2019   —   Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

The 11th PALMEX Indonesia 2019 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of

December 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Congressionally-Proposed Octane Standard Would Decrease Biofuels Use, Increase Greenhouse Gases

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, sponsored by outgoing House Energy & Commerce

December 23, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: IBBK Progress in Biomethane-Mobility — October 15-17, 2019 — Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall, Germany DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

  CALL FOR PAPERS: IBBK Progress in Biomethane-Mobility — October 15-17, 2019 — Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall, Germany   DEADLINE:  March 1, 2019

Introducing the next logical step towards renewable mobility for internal combustion engines: biomethane.   Thanks to modern, state of the art

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

BIOGAS #HANDS ON International Engineering & Operating Training — May 7-15, 2019 — Stuttgart, Germany

  BIOGAS #HANDS ON International Engineering & Operating Training   —   May 7-15, 2019   —   Stuttgart, Germany

SAVE THE DATE This 7-day training is IBBK‘s premium course. The many years of experience of the German biogas experts enable the

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

3-Day Seminar BIOGAS#TRAINING — March 11-13, 2019 — Johannesburg, South Africa

  3-Day Seminar BIOGAS#TRAINING   —   March 11-13, 2019   —   Johannesburg, South Africa

The  3 day training seminar focuses on the biogas market in Africa with attention to the local characteristics of substrate selection, plant

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

International and Irish Intensive Biogas Training: Practical Plant Planning, Digester Biology, Biogas and Digestate Upgrading — February 19-22, 2019 — Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, UK

  International and Irish Intensive Biogas Training: Practical Plant Planning, Digester Biology, Biogas and Digestate Upgrading   —   February 19-22, 2019   —   Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, UK

This 4 day in-depth course will provide you with practical hands on knowledge. You will learn to master today’s plant operation challenges with

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

IBBK Progress in Biomethane-Mobility — October 15-17, 2019 — Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

  IBBK Progress in Biomethane-Mobility   —   October 15-17, 2019   —   Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Let’s face it: Individual mobility is moving towards a crisis: Rising gasoline prices, Increasing limitation of certain engine types in urban areas, High

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

The New Waste Business Model: Evaluation of Existing and Projected WtE Projects

by Andrew Grant (Lee Enterprises/Biomass Power Corp/Biofuels Digest)  This article addresses the due diligence requirements for the increasing variety of waste-to-energy

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Grease. Gunk. Sludge. Where Most People See a Nasty Nuisance, These Scientists See Powerful Potential.

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Join us on this episode as we wade into the world of bioenergy and learn about the folks

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Poised for Midwestern Growth

by Sam Spofforth (Clean Fuels Ohio/ACT News)  The natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and seasoned fleet users are quite familiar with

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Opinion: Abundant Food and Energy Choices Are More than a Luxury

by A.G. Kawamura (Solutions from the Land/Agri-Pulse)  Since my return last week from the global climate talks in Katowice, Poland, I continue

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Four Ethanol Safety Webinars in 2019 — March 19, July 2, August 13

  WEBINAR:  RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Four Ethanol Safety Webinars in 2019 — March 19, July 2,  August 13

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host four ethanol safety webinars in 2019, beginning next month. The

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

ABC: Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard Takes Step Forward

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a significant development for the clean fuels sector, Environment and Climate Change Canada released today

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Shows that Corn Acreage and Total Crop Acreage Are Not Very Responsive to Local Ethanol Production and Crop Prices

by Ruiqing Miao, Yijia Li and Madhu Khanna (FarmDocDaily)  Land-use change is in the forefront of human-nature interaction and is the nexus of

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Change Committee in Congress to Be Led by Tampa Rep. Kathy Castor?

by Steve Contorno (Tampa Bay Times)  If Democrats bring back the committee, Castor is in line to lead the House panel

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Touts Agricultural, Environmental Benefits of Biochar

(North Dakota State University/Phys.Org)  The many benefits of a biomass-made material called biochar are highlighted in a new publication in which

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Investors Turn Kenya’s Troublesome Invasive Water Hyacinth into Cheap Fuel

by Benson Rioba (Inter Press Service) Water hyacinth is a weed and if not controlled on Lake Victoria, experts are concerned

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

PKN ORLEN Invests in Biofuels of the Future

(Petrol Plaza)  PKN ORLEN is launching an operational programme for biofuels to be based on three pillars – building biofuel production

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

OMCs Blend Record 1.5 Billion Litres Ethanol with Petrol in 2017-18

Ajay Modi (Business Standard)  OMCs had entered into contracts with sugar mills to procure 1.6 billion litres of ethanol during the

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

JAZADCO to Build Biodiesel Plant at $15 mln in Capital

(Argaam) Jazan Energy and Development Co. (JAZADCO) has signed a joint venture agreement with Delante Trading Corp to build a biodiesel

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Environmental Benefits of Energy Crops: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to University of Illinois Research

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has been researching the economic incentives and policy implications of energy crops

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Technical Due Diligence Early and Often: The Best Insurance For Bioeconomy Investors

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Many bioeconomy investors, while experienced with careful evaluation of marketing, supply chain, and legal aspects

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

2019 Planet Forward Summit — April 4-5, 2019 — Washington, DC

  2019 Planet Forward Summit   —   April 4-5, 2019   —   Washington, DC

The 2019 Planet Forward Summit is a two-day national conference on sustainability storytelling.  A diverse group of students, scientists, communicators, innovators,

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Road Fuel Mix to Increase Biofuel Levels from January

by Breifne O’Brien (AgriLand)  It has been announced that the level of biofuel used in road transport fuels is set to be

December 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Grants Fund Research on Biofuel Production, Reduced Fertilizer Use

(University of Arkansas News)  A University of Arkansas biologist working on research that could decrease the need for agricultural fertilizers and

December 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Greener Days Ahead for Carbon Fuels

by Theresa Duque (Berkeley Lab)  Researchers discover copper has potential as a catalyst for turning carbon dioxide into sustainable chemicals and

December 20, 2018 Read Full Article

COP24, 2018 Farm Bill Give Agriculture a Voice, Climate Smart Tools

(Solutions from the Land)  As 2018 closes out, advocates for the role agriculture can play in facing a changing climate can

December 20, 2018 Read Full Article

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