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Global Demand for Biofuels Continues to Increase
October 10, 2017 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The 2017 Renewables outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is once again projecting continued increased demand for conventional biofuels.
The report notes that while sales of electric vehicles are increasing, “the share of EVs …

Pruitt’s EPA Undermines Cellulosic Biofuels and Transparency in Government
August 31, 2017 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  As the New York Times recently reported, the EPA Administrator Pruitt has been conducting much of his work to undermine the EPA’s mission in secret.  The recent proposed rule …

Major Study Says “Cut Cellulosic Ethanol out”, RFA Says “No Way Jose”
August 21, 2017 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, a new tractable multi-market model study finds that the RFS has substantially benefited the U.S. economy by lowering gasoline, crude oil prices, and crude oil imports, while increasing …

RFA Urges EPA to Increase Cellulosic Ethanol RVO
August 1, 2017 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen today urged the Environmental Protection Agency to increase its proposed cellulosic ethanol requirement to reflect growing bolt-on technologies at existing ethanol plants.
“We understand …

NBB Has Strong Showing at RFS Public Hearing, Calls for Higher Biodiesel Volumes
August 1, 2017 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing on the proposal for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) had several witnesses testify before the EPA …

EU Biofuels Policy: What Is the Impact on Rural Development?
May 8, 2017 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)   EU farmers are “very concerned” about the impact of the European Commission’s change of heart on biofuels, claiming the EU’s restrictive policy is putting thousands of rural jobs at risk.
Yet, the …

The Imports Cometh
April 5, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect …

REG Crosses 2B Gallon Biomass-Based Diesel Production Mark, Completes Petrotec Acquisition
March 7, 2017 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, REG announced on the sidelines at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference that the company has sold more than two billion gallons cumulatively of biomass-based diesel, less than  than 3 years after …

Global Biofuels to Rise to 67 Billion Gallons in 2022 as Next-Generation Technologies Take Over
February 16, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Lux Research, Inc.)  Advanced biofuels will nearly double in five years to 9.6 billion gallons per year as first-generation fuels like traditional biodiesel lose out to newer low-carbon fuels, says Lux Research  —  New biofuel …

NREL Releases 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book
December 19, 2016 – 7:59 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released its 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book, showing that renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity in the U.S. and 13.8 …

Senate Committee Hearing Focuses on GAO’s RFS Reports
December 7, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Dec. 1, the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management held a hearing to discuss the U.S. EPA’s management of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and two Government …

GAO RFS Reports Paint Incomplete Picture of Advanced Biofuels
December 1, 2016 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued two reports Nov. 28 suggesting that the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program is unlikely to meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and expanding …

Renewable Fuel Standard: Low Expected Production Volumes Make It Unlikely That Advanced Biofuels Can Meet Increasing Targets
November 30, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(U.S. Government Accountability Office)  The Renewable Fuel Standard program calls for greater use of advanced biofuels—fuel made from waste fats and oils or crop residues, for example—in the transportation fuel supply through 2022.
Yet, there is …

Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics
September 30, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(IEA Task 39) Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020, driven by the fulfillment of current biofuel policies in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and the EU, according …

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels
August 19, 2016 – 7:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There’s a separate category of RINs for advanced biofuels. These are fuels that have at least a 50% reduction in fossil fuels compared to 2005 baseline gasoline. Overall, to qualify …

World Bank: Biofuels Production Key Factor behind Food Commodity Demand over Past Decade
August 4, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The World Bank report also stated: “Given the energy intensive nature of agriculture, lower energy prices will help reduce the cost of producing food commodities.
“They will also ease policy pressures to encourage production …

#Biodiesel Growth Discussed During #AgMedia Summit
August 2, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Did you know that in the past 10 years, the biodiesel industry has grown from a few million gallons of biodiesel production per year to over 2 billion gallons of biodiesel …

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting
August 2, 2016 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(Federal Register/Environmental Protection Agency)  The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting” (EPA ICR No. 2551.01, OMB Control No. 2060-NEW) to the Office of …

Biofuels Executive Briefing Available from ADI Analytics
July 18, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(ADI Analytics)  There is an increasing level of interest in conventional and advanced biofuels around the globe. Many countries are increasing biofuel mandates for several reasons ranging from stimulating agriculture, energy security, and most notably to …

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes
January 28, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, how fast did petroleum expand production, in comparison to low-carbon renewable fuels? … One thing is clear, renewable fuels are moving fast, by comparison. From 1866 through 1899 (a year …

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels
January 26, 2016 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  U.S. consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to new EPA data released …

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels
January 25, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to new EPA data released …

Iowa Ethanol Plants Produce Record 4 billion Gallons in 2015
December 30, 2015 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/SF Gate)  An Iowa ethanol industry trade group says the state’s refineries produced more than 4 billion gallons of the corn-based fuel additive this year, a new record.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says Iowa …

Greater Biodiesel Adoption Would Lower Costs
October 3, 2015 – 12:18 am | No Comment

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  The cost of biodiesel would be lower if more of the U.S. production capacity was put to use.  National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Director Don Scott tells Brownfield the country could …

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum
September 28, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology.  The East is Red, it’s been said, and the future looks that way too.  The US …

Another Biofuels Production Technology Heads to the Fracking Hills for Development: KmX Chemical Corp Looks to Fracking Industry for Business
May 8, 2015 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Another in our series of stories about promising technologies applicable to the development of a robust advanced biofuel economy diverting to fossil fuel use for research, development and deployment.
This …

ADM Cuts Biodiesel Output as Industry Hit by Weak Margins
February 26, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Rod Nickel and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland , one of the world’s top biofuels producers, has slowed North American biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty over U.S. renewable …

IRENA Report Highlights Bioenergy Growth Potential in the U.S.
February 16, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a report that highlights the realistic potential for higher renewable uptake in all sectors of the U.S. energy system, including power, industry, building …

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion
February 8, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Government uncertainty and low oil prices pose the biggest challenges to the ethanol and biodiesel markets in 2015, according to speakers at last week’s Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit.
… The 10 …

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast
February 6, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel availability for the Pacific Coast.  The report is available here.

There are four key original findings: (1) …

Welcome to the Twilight Zone
January 27, 2015 – 1:27 pm | One Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine if you will a country with two natural resource industries. Both produce high demand products. One is the lowest priced producer on the planet and is able …

Rising Capacities, Shift to Distributed Models and Policies Are Top Advanced Biofuels Trends, Says E2 Report
January 8, 2015 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The E2 report is something of a hybrid — for one, it includes actual biodiesel production, but in the case of other fuels, it reports production capacity rather than production, …

Oregon Helps Spark National Surge in Biodiesel Production
January 7, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Wendy Culverwell (Portland Business Journal)  Clean fuel policies in Oregon, Washington and California are helping drive the advanced biofuel industry.
In its fourth annual report on the state of the advanced biofuel industry, Environmental Entrepreneurs …

In Face of Uncertainty, Industry Must Fight On
December 31, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Joe Jobe (Biodiesel Magazine)  As we put another year in the books, I am extremely proud of how the biodiesel industry came together to respond to the adversity faced in 2014. We have certainly …

EPA: Nearly 6 Million Cellulosic RINs Generated in November
December 22, 2014 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for November, reporting that more than 1.38 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 6 million cellulosic …

Biofuels Market Insights Survey
November 12, 2014 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week at ABLC Next, PwC’s Brian Carey, at the outset of the first commercial session of the conference, presented results from an incisive industry survey which looked at confidence, …

$15 Million Available for Advanced Biofuels Payment Program
August 28, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Anna Austin (Biomass Magazine) The USDA recently issued a notice of contract proposals for its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels.
According to the NOCP, …

OECD-FAO Outlook Report Predicts Growth in Ethanol Production
July 21, 2014 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new agricultural outlook report published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations predicts that the consumption and …

Summary of World Bioenergy Association Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014
June 27, 2014 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Bioenergy is considered to be an important source of energy for the next decades for several reasons. Most important reasons are: bioenergy can contribute to the reduction of CO2, …

Global Biofuels Production to Hit 135 Billion Liters by 2019: IEA
June 18, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Global biofuels output is expected to increase 2.7% per year to 135 billion liters in 2019, but withering political support for renewable transport fuels may undermine the industry’s medium-term outlook, Anselm Eisentraut, biofuels analyst …

Report Provides Global Overview of Bioenergy, Biofuel Development
June 6, 2014 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A new report published by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) provides a global overview of advances in renewable energy development, including development related to bioenergy, ethanol and …

California Council on Science and Technology Releases Report on Expanding Biofuels in California
May 14, 2014 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(California Council on Science and Technology)  Advanced biofuels have the potential to provide California with economic opportunities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the state’s climate and clean air policies. However, the state may …

New Ontario Biodiesel Mandate Falls Short, Troubles Producers
May 6, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The government of Ontario, Canada, issued its new biodiesel mandate regulations for the province April 1, and some biodiesel stakeholders, including members of the Ontario Biodiesel Producers Association, are frustrated and …

Troubling Advanced RIN Carryover Scenario under RFS Proposal
January 2, 2014 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  In a recent farmdocDaily post, Nick Paulson, assistant professor in the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, addresses renewable identification number (RIN) stocks and the implications of the U.S. EPA’s …

Biodiesel Production Tops 1 Billion Gallons
October 24, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Industry Poised for Record-Breaking Year
New EPA statistics released Thursday show the biodiesel industry has cracked the 1 billion gallon mark for the third consecutive year, with several months of production remaining.
“This is …

US EPA’s 2014 RFS Volume Draft Proposal Misses the Boat
October 23, 2013 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The U.S. EPA’s 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligation proposal is under review by the Office of Management and Budget, according to David Korotney with U.S. EPA. While EPA has …

USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects
October 22, 2013 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Report: US Leads World in Advanced Biofuels Ranking
October 16, 2013 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Emily Pickrell (Fuel Fix)  The United States leads the world in creating companies that turn food waste and non-food materials to energy, according to a Navigant Research report released Tuesday morning.
More than two-thirds of all …

RNCOS White Paper: Asia Pacific Leads Biofuel Production Growth
September 23, 2013 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(RNCOS)  In a world which is ever thirsty for energy, economies eye on renewable energy sources to conserve environment and reduce costs. Our recent analysis of global biofuel industry revealed that in 2012, Asia Pacific …

Report: 160 Commercial Advanced Biofuel Plants under Development
September 9, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has released a new report that predicts projected growth in advanced biofuel production capacity will be sufficient to meet both the federal renewable fuels standard (RFS) …

Advanced Biofuels Passes 1 Billion Gallons in Capacity: E2 Study
August 29, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Advanced biofuels capacity for 2013 is 1 billion gallons gasoline equivalent. Capacity for 2015 is between 1.4 and 1.6 billion gallons gasoline equivalent.  160 commercial scale facilities planned, under construction, …

Graph of Top Global Biofuels Producing Nations in 2012
August 23, 2013 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by K. McDonald  (Big Picture Agriculture)  As you can see in the above graph, the leading nations in biofuel production in 2012 were the U.S. followed by Brazil, Germany, Argentina, France and China. All other individual …

EPA Finalizes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards to Help Promote American Energy Independence, Reduce Carbon Pollution
August 6, 2013 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA also announces steps to address concerns about the E10 blend wall
As part of an ongoing effort to enhance energy security and reduce carbon pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

The Battle Continues
April 24, 2013 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Member states, however, are faced with the reality of an economic crisis and cannot think of any good reason to kill investments and opportunities for more investments in agriculture.
Maybe …

International Energy Agency: Need Major Scale Up in Global Biofuels Production
April 18, 2013 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released their Tracking Clean Energy Progress report in New Delhi that details the increased role that biofuels will need to play in reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) as …

President’s FY2014 Budget Boosts DOE Vehicle Technology Spending 75% to $575M; $282M for Advanced Biofuels
April 11, 2013 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(EV-olution.org)  President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal submitted to Congress provides $28.4 billion in discretionary funds for the Department of Energy, an 8% increase above the 2012 enacted level. Among the direct transportation-related highlights of the department’s …

Global Biofuels Production Will Reach Nearly 62 Billion Gallons by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research
April 9, 2013 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo!Finance/Navigant Research)  After more than a decade of healthy growth for conventional biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel, the next wave of advanced biofuels is nearing commercialization. The pool of commercially available biomass-derived fuels is expanding …

IEA Says Cellulosic Biofuels Capacity Has Tripled since 2010: New Task 39 Global Report
April 5, 2013 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The International Energy Agency, through its Task 39 group, has published its 207-page report on the “Status of Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in 2012″.
The report, in its pages, contains detailed …

The Future of Biofuels in 10 Charts and Maps
March 30, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  … The good news is that biofuel production can responsibly continue to grow if we switch from corn to biomass as a source material or feedstock. Our recent analysis confirms that biomass is available …

11 Reasons Why You Should Invest in the Biodiesel Industry
March 29, 2013 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine/MarketWire)  Below is breakdown of the latest, sourced information as to why investment in biodiesel is a sound decision written by Ron Kotrba, Editor of Biodiesel Magazine.
1. Jump in on a growing …

Desperate Times for Big Oil
March 25, 2013 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Dana Blankenhorn  (TheStreet)  These are desperate times for Big Oil.  Fracking (which involves shooting water and sand into a wellhead, at high pressure, fracturing the surrounding rock) brings enormous profits, but anyone can frack. The …

Ethanol the Enemy?
March 25, 2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(CNBC) …there’s fierce debate that ethanol requirements may be driving up gas prices. from the investor perspective, is there real opportunity inethanol, or is ethanol maybe the enemy? here to debate, retired four star general wesley clark with a big bet on ethanol …

Biodiesel Industry Poised to Help Fill Advanced Biofuel Requirement
March 14, 2013 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel (Biodiesel Magazine/National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board recently welcomed the proposed rule from the U.S. EPA establishing the 2013 advanced biofuels requirements under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) at 2.75 billion …

MOU Signed to Develop Jatropha Plantations in West Africa
March 13, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Jatropha developer JOil Pte. Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with West Africa alternative energy grower and jatropha processor Agritech Faso SA. JOil and Agritech will explore the development …

EIA: Cellulosic Biofuels Will Likely Remain Well below EISA Targets
February 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  US Commercial-scale production of cellulosic biofuels reached about 20,000 gallons in late 2012, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA estimates this output could grow to more than 5 million gallons this …

The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS…Something Has to Give
February 15, 2013 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  …Our focus is on the increasing difficulty of meeting the RFS for both renewable biofuel (domestically produced ethanol) and advanced biofuels in the next 12 to …

Soybeans Could Be Next Chapter of Biofuels Boom
February 12, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Tom Doran  (AgNews) …Under the current Renewable Fuels Standards, continued growth in corn-based ethanol use is uncertain do to several factors, including the 10 percent blend wall, slow implementation of higher blend, declining total …

Analysis: Advanced Biofuel Companies Now In More Than Half Of U.S. States; Clean Fuel Standards Fueling Growth In Top States
February 6, 2013 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Yahoo! News)  Top 5 States For Advanced Biofuel Companies: Calif., Ill., Colo., Texas and Iowa; New Web Site at www.FuelingGrowth.org Documents Impact of Growing Industry
California is home to nearly 30 advanced biofuel companies, but dozens of …

COLUMN-BP Biofuel U-Turn Upsets Second Generation: Wynn
November 5, 2012 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Gerard Wynn (Reuters)  BP’s decision to scrap plans for a U.S. cellulosic ethanol refinery is a setback for second generation biofuels and opens the door to alternatives including Brazilian sugar ethanol, biodiesel and electric …

No Farm Bill, No Tier 3—Not until after the Election; Sundrop Fuels Presents an Alternative
March 23, 2012 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

By Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the March 21 Bioenergy Day on Capitol Hill, discussion focused on the need for a continued Renewable Fuels Standard, reviews of the history of biofuels, assessment of current …

PEW Group Briefing on Advanced Biofuels Progress in the Public and Private Sectors
March 14, 2012 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) Throughout our country’s history, the U.S. Navy and military proper have played a key role in developing and adopting alternative energy sources. They pioneered the switch to coal as …

State of the Advanced Biofuels Industry, 2012: The Digest Primer
March 14, 2012 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …To open up the advanced biofuels session, Green Power asked the Digest to give a short overview on the state of advanced biofuels. In today’s Digest, we’d like to share …

Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2012
January 2, 2012 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …10. Advanced biofuels capacity surges to 1 billion gallons, globally. We see 570 million gallons in capacity from Neste Oil alone; 137 Mgy from Diamond Green, 75 Mgy from Dynamic …

Robinson Remains Believer as Biofuel Projects Move Ahead
December 29, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Gene Zaleski (The Times and Democrat)  …Orangeburg County (South Carolina) Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson said while there are challenges in alternative fuel production, they can be overcome. He remains bullish on alternative …

FAA Announces Alternative Energy Investments For Cleaner, More Sustainable Jet Fuel
December 2, 2011 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Federal Aviation Administration)  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel.  The FAA funds are being distributed by …

ExxonMobil CEO Says Energy Demand Set to Rise by 30% to 2040
November 28, 2011 – 8:44 am | No Comment

(Platts)  Global economic output is set to double as the global population grows to 8.7 billion people by 2040, when global energy demand will be 30% higher than it was in 2010, ExxonMobil CEO Rex …

Shell Believes Biofuels Will Play Major Role in Future
November 18, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Louise Hutchinson (Credit Plus)  …The General Manager of fuel development strategy and alternative energies at Shell, Arthur Reijnhart, sees a landscape with a much more diverse energy supply emerging over the next few decades. This, …

EIA Issues 2012 Cellulosic Biofuel Predictions
November 17, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration predicts that only six cellulosic biofuel producers will make fuel available for sale in 2012, producing a total of just 6.9 million gallons …

A New Generation of Renewable Fuels Is on the Horizon
November 11, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Seames  (American Oil Chemists Society/Inform Magazine)  A new generation of technologies to generate renewable fuels is nearing commercialization. Some of these are focused on producing ethanol and other alcohols from cellulosic biomass using …

A Next-Generation Biofuel Strategy
October 26, 2011 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Warren Mabee and Donald L. Smith   (The Star)  Global energy prices are on the rise, as are food prices and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Advanced biofuels can address all of these problems, and Canada, with …

Farmers May Expect Improved Livelihood with Biofuel Dev’t
October 26, 2011 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Riza T. Olchondra  (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Filipino farmers and investors may profit from biofuel ventures in idle, upland, and other so-called marginalized areas without disrupting food supply.
According to the study “Assessment on the Use …

Cellulosic Ethanol ‘Floodgates’ May Open in 2013, Poet LLC Says
October 25, 2011 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  Cellulosic ethanol output may surge starting in 2013, when the first commercial-scale plants “open the floodgates” for the fuel, according to the largest U.S. corn-based biofuel producer.
Poet LLC plans to start …

Market for Biofuels Expected to Double
October 20, 2011 – 7:26 am | No Comment

(Auto News/ZAuto)    Many who have dismissed biofuels as impractical fuel sources may want to think again.
As the worldwide demand for biofuels increases, the market value for the industry is expected to more than double …

Opening Plenary – “Industry Perspectives on Bioenergy”: The Future Biobased Economy
September 9, 2011 – 7:14 am | No Comment

by Matt Carr (Biotechnology Industry Organization). Matt Carr, Managing Director or BIO notes that in 2011, biofuels comprise about 10% of the US transportation fuel market; in 2025, biofuels will consist of around 25% of …

NNFCC to Investigate Environmental Impacts of Algae Bioenergy
August 24, 2011 – 8:12 am | No Comment

(National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials)   The new research will explore what needs to be done to sustainably produce bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals from algae in the UK.
Algae have the potential to make …

Ukraine: Regulation On The Tax-Exempt Import Of Biofuel Equipment Adopted
June 27, 2011 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Olexander Martinenko, Vitaliy Radchenko, Volodymyr Kolvakh and Tetyana Rabczak  (Mondaq)  The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has recently adopted Resolution No. 581, establishing a procedure for tax exempt import of machinery, vehicles and other …

Nation Urged to Hike Ethanol Production
April 27, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Bao Chang (China Daily)  New process uses bio-waste instead of grains to make gasoline additive
China should boost its fuel ethanol industry as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and oil dependency, said …

Come On Seven: Investors Weigh Options, as 7 Companies Near Key Biofuels Milestones
April 8, 2011 – 6:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As seven projects aim for important milestones, investors face big decisions on whether advanced biofuels companies, even after the run-up in share prices, are still undervalued.
…(I)s it time to get …

Biofuels and Biofuel Research beyond Ethanol is Crucial to Developing Alternative Sustainable Energy Resources
April 7, 2011 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(KQED/Quest/Planet Forward)  For years there’s been buzz — both positive and negative — about generating ethanol fuel from corn. The Bay Area is rapidly becoming a world center for the next generation of green fuel …

Bracketology: Which 3 of 6 Will Win in NABC Drop-In Fuels Consortium Cut-Off?
March 18, 2011 – 8:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Amongst the various projects that received support under the 2009 Recovery Act were an algal R&D consortium called the NAABB, and a drop-in biofuels R&D consortium called the NABC, of …

Top Advanced Biofuels Groups Meet in Washington for Collaborative Discussion and Capitol Hill Briefing
March 10, 2011 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(Sun Herald)  The top trade groups representing the advanced biofuels industry in the United States met today in Washington, D.C. to continue industry-wide collaborative efforts begun last year aimed at improving communication among stakeholders while …

The Brew Barons: Masters of Advanced Fermentation, Driving the Redefinition of Biofuels: Pt 1
March 1, 2011 – 8:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Is there enough energy, food, fiber and feed for all? Advances in industrial fermentation – a/k/a an incredulous “you’re making what? from what? using what? – will be the key to answering that …

DuPont Exec: Company to Become Renewables ‘Powerhouse’ by 2015
February 25, 2011 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig Binetti told attendees of a recent clean technology conference that DuPont expects the biofuels industry worldwide to grow by $25 billion in the next …

Growing Biofuel Crops in Unusual Places
February 13, 2011 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University researchers are finding new locations to grow crops used for biofuel.
The land they’ve identified might surprise some because it’s right next to where the fuel is being used.
Dennis Pennington, …

RFA Analysis of EPA’s “Preliminary” Triennial Report on Biofuels and the Environment to Congress
February 2, 2011 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) In compliance with Section 204 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to report to Congress every three years on …

Danforth Center’s “Conversations” Series Continues with Let’s Talk About… Biotechnology in the United States: Balancing Regulation, Research and Scientific Discovery February 17, 2011 St. Louis, MO
January 25, 2011 – 2:05 pm | No Comment
Danforth Center’s “Conversations” Series Continues with Let’s Talk About… Biotechnology in the United States: Balancing Regulation, Research and Scientific Discovery    February 17, 2011   St. Louis, MO

(iNewswire)   The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its quarterly “Conversations” Series, this time focusing on the Progression of Plant Science, on Thursday, February 17, 2010 from 5:15 – 7:00 p.m. at the …

China Will Scale Faster Than US in Race for New Transport Fuels, Accenture Report Finds
January 19, 2011 – 8:58 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Accenture)  China could lead the race to roll out electric vehicles and will deploy new transport technologies at scale more quickly than the United States, according to a report by Accenture that compares the two …

110 Advanced Biofuels Projects Now in Development: Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database for Q1 2011
January 14, 2011 – 7:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest is projecting that global advanced biofuels capacity will reach 4.003 billion gallons by 2015, based on company announcements to date. Today, the Digest released version 1.7 of its free …

Canada Pulls ahead with Biofuels
January 4, 2011 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(WBCB TV/Driving Today)  Although the Obama administration slowed U.S. efforts on biofuels in favor of electric vehicles, a new report card on the renewable fuels industry shows that ethanol and biodiesel are delivering tangible economic …

New Biofuel Technology Yielding Success
December 9, 2010 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Trevor Curwin (CNBC)   Recent advances in production and technology have moved the ball downfield in biofuels’ big game to take market share from fossil fuels.
“We’ve done it already,” says Advanced Biofuels Association president Mike McAdams, …

Special Feature: A Conversation with LS9’s New CEO, Ed Dineen
December 9, 2010 – 8:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ed Dineen is taking over the reigns at LS9 from Bill Haywood, who led the company from 2008, and from a #25 ranking to #4 in this year’s 50 Hottest Companies …

Commentary on Biofuels Digest’s 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy
December 7, 2010 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)
Shockers in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy   Our picks for most underrated company?   American Process at #97 and Fiberight at #85 got short shrift from the voters this year, and Targeted …

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2010-11
December 7, 2010 – 8:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, renewable fuels and chemicals developer Amyris took the #1 spot in the 2010-11 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings, published today in Biofuels Digest, the online daily bioenergy news …

Traction: 13 Companies Gaining Momentum in Advanced Bioenergy
November 22, 2010 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Today, we look at companies that, in the month of November, have made material strdes towards commercialization – through securing of funding, commencement of construction, offtake deals, or in other ways.

AE …

Microbubbles to Make Biofuel Plants More Economic
October 20, 2010 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(The Engineer)  A University of Sheffield researcher has won national recognition for the development of a ’microbubble device’ that promises to make the production of biofuels much more energy efficient.

…This new method consumes much less …

Avantium Builds YXY Pilot Plant for Green Materials and Fuels
October 14, 2010 – 7:29 am | No Comment

(Avantium)  Avantium announced October 14, 2010, that it has started with the construction of a pilot plant at the Chemelot site (Geleen, the Netherlands). The pilot plant will produce YXY building blocks for making green materials and fuels. Avantium …

Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference April 19-21 Washington, DC
October 13, 2010 – 8:53 am | No Comment
Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference April 19-21 Washington, DC

The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference brings together the leaders guiding the development of advanced biofuels — including cellulosic ethanol, renewable diesel, renewable gasoline, renewable jet fuel, biobutanol, as well as emerging feedstocks including algae, jatropha, …

Bio-Based Fuels and Materials through 2015: Growing Capacity Past a Drop in the Bucket
October 7, 2010 – 8:14 am | No Comment

(Lux Research, Inc.)  …Tallying more than 1,000 producing and planned biorefineries,we forecast that global biofuel capacity will grow 7.8% annually to 53 billion gallons in 2015, while materials grow at 17.7% per year to reach …

Advanced Biofuels Capacity to Reach 3.917 Billion Gallons by 2015; Free Downloadable Project Database
October 7, 2010 – 8:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest is projecting that global advanced biofuels capacity will reach 3.917 billion gallons by 2015, based on company announcements to date. Today, the Digest released version 1.6 of its free …

Breaking the Chains: 6 Solutions for Ending Dependence on Foreign Oil
September 13, 2010 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Lewis Reynolds  (Politics Daily)  America doesn’t have to depend on overseas sources for one of its most vital national needs. A move toward energy independence, aside from creating as many as 14 million new …

Public Consultation on Version 1.1 of the RSB Principles & Criteria and Guidance for P&Cs
September 10, 2010 – 9:49 am | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels)  In November 2009, the RSB Steering Board approved Version One of the RSB Principles & Criteria (P&Cs) and the Certification System for pilot testing after public regional outreaches and extensive consultation …

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program Stakeholder Announcement
August 16, 2010 – 9:08 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  On March 12, 2010, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) published a notice in the Federal Register for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program seeking requests from eligible advanced biofuel producers for …

Khosla-Backed Kior Ups Funding to $110M
July 27, 2010 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fehrenbacher  (Earth2Tech)   Wow, for a biofuel startup few have heard of, KiOR has raised a whole lot of money. According to an amended filing, KiOR, has now raised a whopping $110 million from …

Cellulosic Ethanol Projects Progressing
July 24, 2010 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  Both Abengoa Bioenergy and Poet LLC hope to have the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in the world and expect to begin operation in the next few years.
Poet’s Emmetsburg, Iowa, …

New Tech Uses Coal Steam to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol
July 24, 2010 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Kaiser  (Daily Tech)   Inbicon, a developer of biomass refineries in Kalundborg, Denmark, has turned wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol and is calling it “The New Ethanol.” To mass produce this ethanol, the company …

Advanced Biofuels One Step Closer to Deployment in Europe
July 21, 2010 – 10:29 am | No Comment

(Novozymes)  …Relying on agricultural and forestry residues and waste as feedstock, advanced biofuels can spur rural growth, promote job creation, increase energy security and save up to 90% CO2 emission.
“Technology for advanced biofuels exists, but …

BP and Verenium Announce Pivotal Biofuels Agreement
July 15, 2010 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(Verenium)  BP to acquire Verenium’s cellulosic biofuels business, including Jennings, San Diego facilities – – Verenium to receive $98.3 million and retain its commercial enzyme business including validated technology platform to apply to all business segments …

Two Companies Isolate Pyrolysis Oil Fractions, Hydrogen from Algae, in Path towards Scalable Biofuels
July 12, 2010 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …OriginOil … has announced a hydrogen harvesting system, while an early-stage company based in Iowa, Avello Bioenergy, has developed a technology for fast pyrolysis oils that “improves, collects and separates bio-oil …

Green Victory: the Flip Side of “NIMBY, NUMBEE and Nod”
July 2, 2010 – 7:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Meanwhile, one suggestion that emerged was, in the grand tradition of funding the Statue of Liberty, for the public to do what Congress and Big Business won’t – that is, …

First Commercial-Scale Algae Production Incubator
June 25, 2010 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association)  The National Algae Association, a 501(3)6 non-profit association, located in The Woodlands, Texas is starting a new algae production incubator to help lower the cost and risks in the algae production industry. It will be …

USDA Issues Landmark Plan for Achieving 36 Billion Gallon Renewable Fuel Standard Targets by 2022
June 25, 2010 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA released its highly-anticipated “Regional Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022.”…
USDA identified dedicated energy crops, primarily switchgrass, as the practical …

Will the BP Gulf Tragedy Spur Faster Adoption of Biofuels?
June 24, 2010 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)  …Although first-generation biofuels account for more than 99% of U.S. biofuel production, there are several hundred companies developing third- and fourth-generation “drop-in” biofuels whose chemical compositions mimic the molecular characteristics of …

Smart Bioenergy: Guiding Sustainable Bio-Based Energy and Fuels Development
June 17, 2010 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The Billion Gallon Challenge: Advanced Biofuels from diverse sources such as grasses and agricultural waste hold the promise of sustainably reducing U.S. oil dependence and global warming emissions. Unfortunately the advanced biofuels …

Hard Choices Now: Financing the Renewable Fuel Standard
June 17, 2010 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Bottom line – if you make the ethanol blender credit go away, but stand behind the mandate and Shift the spending towards investment tax credits and loan guarantees, it is …

Advanced Biofuels Workshop Precedes FEW
June 17, 2010 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  All biofuels producers- from biobutanol to renewable diesel plus cellulosic ethanol and more-must work together to promote the biofuel industry interests, said Michael McAdams. The president of the Advanced …

Can 3rd and 4th Gen Biofuels Wean Us from Our Petro-Addiction?
June 8, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Eric Wesoff (GreenTechMedia)  With images of oil-drenched wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico fresh in our minds, we look at innovations in biofuels that might displace our petroleum habit.
…Joshua Kagan of Greentech Media Research reports …

The 30 Most Transformative Technologies of 2010
June 8, 2010 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  (S)ubscriber voting begins for the 30 Most Transformative Technologies of 2010.   In all, 149 companies were nominated in 19 categories.

Categories are:
(Micro) Algae, cyanobacteria, lemna, and plankton platforms (20)
(Macro) Algae technologies (5)
Biobutanol …

DOE Announces up to $11 Million for Biofuels Technology Development (Pyrolysis)
June 2, 2010 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $11 million in funding over three years for research and development in the area of thermochemical conversion of biomass into advanced biofuels …

Avantium Launches YXY, the New Green Building Block for Materials and Fuels
May 20, 2010 – 8:19 am | No Comment

(24-7 Press Release)  Green solutions are the holy grail of industrial innovation today. Every company is anxiously looking for answers to the renewable challenges our world is facing. However, most of these solutions are not …

Thailand Biofuels: Feedstocks and Market Opportunities
May 17, 2010 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Ben Lazarus  (Biofuels Digest, American World Services)  Looks at cassava, sugarcane, cellulosic feedstocks (rice husks, bagasse), spare production capacity, and export opportunities in Thailand.  READ MORE

2010-2011: Pivotal Years for Next Generation Biofuels
May 14, 2010 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(PRNewswire)  The number of next generation biofuels projects reached 200 globally, a report from the Global Biofuels Center (GBC) recently announced, beyond the more than 100 Brazilian bioethanol facilities that will qualify as “Advanced Biofuels” in …

Shell Says Share of Renewables in Transport Fuel Set to Double
May 14, 2010 – 8:46 am | No Comment

by Eduard Gismatullin  (Bloomberg Business Week)  
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, expects the share of renewable energy in transport fuels worldwide to double over the next 10 years.
The portion of renewables is already …

The Renewable Fuel Standard and Cellulosic Biofuels: Prospects and Challenges
May 6, 2010 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On March 18, 2010, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on the state of the cellulosic biofuel industry and its prospects for producing the volumes required by …

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and the History of Biofuels
May 6, 2010 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Shere (EnergyWorld.com)  excerpts from his in-process book on the history of biofuels:
… Promoting alcohol as motor fuel would benefit not only the automobile industry, Ford thought, but also help farmers would find a ready and …

BP Biofuels Chief Calls Biofuels “The New Oil”
May 3, 2010 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Opening Address at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference in Washington, BP Biofuels CEO Philip New said that advanced biofuels “will require partnerships if it is to succeed,” but …

UOP: An Unlikely Cleantech Leader
April 12, 2010 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)   The petro-chemical company uses its core competency to expand into biofuels.
Unlikely as it may seem, UOP is leading the charge in developing catalysts required to transform feedstocks into “drop in” fuels …

Cellulosic Ethanol: Expanding Options, Identifying Obstacles
April 9, 2010 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Ann Perry (USDA ARS)  Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are figuring out how to turn wheat straw into ethanol “gold,” and learning more about the bacteria that can “infect” ethanol plants and interfere with …

America’s Biofuel Muddle Coming Up Empty: America Will Have Trouble Meeting Its Ambitious Goals for Biofuels
April 7, 2010 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(The Economist)  The renewable-fuel standard released in February by America’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paints an ambitious picture of biofuels’ future. It wants the amount of the stuff used as transport fuel to climb from …

Department of Energy to Invest Nearly $18 Million for Advanced Biofuels User Facility
April 6, 2010 – 9:51 am | No Comment

U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Cathy Zoi today announced that the Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will build an advanced biofuels process development facility aimed at speeding the …

Washington Post Supplement Highlights Advanced Biofuels
April 1, 2010 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

“Advanced Biofuels: Your Guide to Sustainable Energy Sources” was published on March 31, 2010, by MediaPlanet as a supplement to the Capitol Hill editions of the Washington Post and will be distributed at coming advanced biofuels …

Botswana Plans a 50m-Litre Per Year Biodiesel Plant
March 29, 2010 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Mokagedi Gaotlhobogwe (MmegiOnline) Coal-rich Botswana has announced its ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions by setting up a 50 million-litre per year bio-diesel processing plant to be fed from jatropha (oil seed) plantations by 2012. …

Highlands County, FL, Still Waiting for Biofuels
March 24, 2010 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Gary Pinnell (Highlands Today)   In April 2008, Congressman Tim Mahoney told county commissioners that Highlands was poised to become “the biofuels capital of America.” They were expected to produce hundreds of jobs and millions …

Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database from Biofuels Digest
March 23, 2010 – 4:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its updated Advanced Biofuels tracking database, release 1.1, with advanced biofuels production capacity now projected to reach 1.704 billion gallons by the end of 2013, …

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Calls OPEC Report Self-Serving: Report Confirms Energy Security Risks
March 22, 2010 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance responded today to a report produced for the International Energy Forum to be discussed this month at their meeting in Cancun, Mexico. The report, co-written by the former Secretary General …

International Energy Forum’s Assessment of Biofuels Potential and Limitiations
March 22, 2010 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Claude Mandil and Adnan Shihab-Eldin  (International Energy Forum) Biofuels production, driven by the potential to contribute to energy security, climate change mitigation and rural development, has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Several countries …

Southeast Asia – the Bio-Based Arabia?
March 17, 2010 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Per Dahlen (Portelet Asia and Biofuels Digest)  “Saudi Arabia is the largest crude oil producer in the world and produces some 11 million barrels per day. Southeast Asia has the potential of producing 14 million …

Transitioning from 1st Generation to Advanced Biofuels
March 4, 2010 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by GTM Research in partnership with Enterprise Florida, Inc.    In recent years, the growth in the U.S. biofuels production and consumption has been driven largely by policy measures. Mandates are requiring increasing amounts of biofuels …

Solid Separation, Product Drying and Oil Extraction Opportunities
March 4, 2010 – 7:50 am | No Comment

by Tony Prehm  (Virtuoso Biofuels Services)  Prepared for the March 2010 National Algal Association conference in Las Vegas, reviews a variety of processes used in algal biomass-to-biofuels production, including separating solids, drying the product and …

Biofuels Could Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution in Chesapeake Bay Region, Report Finds
January 22, 2010 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

Homegrown energy could reduce millions of pounds of nutrients from entering the Chesapeake Bay’s streams, creeks and rivers and create more than 18,000 jobs in the region, according to a new report released by the …

Future Biofuels
December 30, 2009 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Herman Trabish (New Energy News and REnewable Energy.com)  … Despite enormous amounts of money poured into research and development, a way to economically produce second-generation (non-crop) biofuels at commercial scale has eluded the most ambitiously …