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Ethiopia: Private Sector Promise for Biofuel

by Behailu Ayele (AllAfrica/Addis Fortune)  … A new bill is in the works to allow the involvement of the private sector in development, production, distribution and the sale of biofuel energy.

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM’s Good News Bear Brings Completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … UPM received some exciting news last week from consultancy company Pöyry about their Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for UPM’s possible Kotka Biorefinery in Finland. Not only

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Special Issue: Using an Ecosystem Services Perspective to Assess Biofuel Sustainability

(SEI.org)  This special issue of the journal Biomass and Bioenergy attempts to fill research gaps on the sustainability implications of liquid biofuel production, applying an ecosystem services perspective  —  …  The 14 papers

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Senators Ask EPA to Increase Biodiesel Volumes

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A bipartisan group of nearly 40 U.S. Senators led by Patty Murray (D-WA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Annual Canadian Biofuels Report Highlights Provincial Data

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  High quality biomethane from biomass through gasification? A Swedish plant is now a first for injecting biomethane into the national grid. That’s the Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas),

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

By the Gallon and Trade Groups: What about EVs?

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  While the numbers are still making their way through the regulatory process, sources tell Pro’s Eric Wolff, refiners can expect to blend 500 million

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Research and Innovation Perspective of the Mid-and Long-Term Potential for Advanced Biofuels in Europe

(EU Publications)  Research and Innovation (R&I) plays a central role in developing advanced biofuels technologies to help achieve the EU’s climate and energy targets. This study examines the R&I potential for

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell Releases Energy Transition Report: Commits to 50% Lower Emissions by 2050, Biofuels to Top Oil by 2100 in “Sky” Scenario

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands and England, Shell released its most definitive statement yet on its low-carbon future and committed to 50% lower emissions by 2050 and net

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Presentations Published for EU-India Conference on Advanced Biofuels

(European Commission) This event, jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, aimed to facilitate the deployment of advanced renewable fuels

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RED II – Europe’s €25 Billion Blunder

by Dick Roche (EURACTIV)  … Investments worth billions have already been written off as a result of EU U-turns on biofuels. The half-billion Euro Vivergo plant, at one point the largest

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Status of Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are over 2,000 biomass to fuel facilities representing 1,461 companies in 90 countries. According to subject matter expert and long-time Digesterati Lorenz Bauer, “first-generation biofuels

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance Flashes V for Victory in Renewable Fuels Fight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a very busy week in Washington DC, the high point being a letter to seven senators sent late Thursday by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

AEBIOM 2017 Statistical Report Is Out!

(AEBIOM)  Rewarded by the European Association Awards as the “Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence”, AEBIOM Statistical Report has been enriched with new figures every year since its first release

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Demand for Biofuels Continues to Increase

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

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Pruitt’s EPA Undermines Cellulosic Biofuels and Transparency in Government

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

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Major Study Says “Cut Cellulosic Ethanol out”, RFA Says “No Way Jose”

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

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Urges EPA to Increase Cellulosic Ethanol RVO

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

August 1, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Has Strong Showing at RFS Public Hearing, Calls for Higher Biodiesel Volumes

(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

August 1, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy: What Is the Impact on Rural Development?

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

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

The Imports Cometh

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

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

REG Crosses 2B Gallon Biomass-Based Diesel Production Mark, Completes Petrotec Acquisition

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,

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels to Rise to 67 Billion Gallons in 2022 as Next-Generation Technologies Take Over

(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

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Releases 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book

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

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Senate Committee Hearing Focuses on GAO’s RFS Reports

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

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

GAO RFS Reports Paint Incomplete Picture of Advanced Biofuels

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

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard: Low Expected Production Volumes Make It Unlikely That Advanced Biofuels Can Meet Increasing Targets

(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

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics

(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,

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels

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

August 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

World Bank: Biofuels Production Key Factor behind Food Commodity Demand over Past Decade

(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

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

#Biodiesel Growth Discussed During #AgMedia Summit

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

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting

(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.

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Executive Briefing Available from ADI Analytics

(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

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes

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

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels

(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

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels

(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

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Ethanol Plants Produce Record 4 billion Gallons in 2015

(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

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Greater Biodiesel Adoption Would Lower Costs

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

October 3, 2015 Read Full Article

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure Deals Propel Industrial Biotech Momentum

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

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Another Biofuels Production Technology Heads to the Fracking Hills for Development: KmX Chemical Corp Looks to Fracking Industry for Business

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

May 8, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

ADM Cuts Biodiesel Output as Industry Hit by Weak Margins

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

February 26, 2015 Read Full Article

IRENA Report Highlights Bioenergy Growth Potential in the U.S.

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

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion

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

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast

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. …

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

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

January 27, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

Rising Capacities, Shift to Distributed Models and Policies Are Top Advanced Biofuels Trends, Says E2 Report

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

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon Helps Spark National Surge in Biodiesel Production

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

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

In Face of Uncertainty, Industry Must Fight On

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

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA: Nearly 6 Million Cellulosic RINs Generated in November

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,

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Market Insights Survey

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

November 12, 2014 Read Full Article

$15 Million Available for Advanced Biofuels Payment Program

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

August 28, 2014 Read Full Article

OECD-FAO Outlook Report Predicts Growth in Ethanol Production

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

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Summary of World Bioenergy Association Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014

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

June 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Production to Hit 135 Billion Liters by 2019: IEA

(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

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Report Provides Global Overview of Bioenergy, Biofuel Development

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

June 6, 2014 Read Full Article

California Council on Science and Technology Releases Report on Expanding Biofuels in California

(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

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

New Ontario Biodiesel Mandate Falls Short, Troubles Producers

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

May 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Troubling Advanced RIN Carryover Scenario under RFS Proposal

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

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Tops 1 Billion Gallons

(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

October 24, 2013 Read Full Article

US EPA's 2014 RFS Volume Draft Proposal Misses the Boat

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

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: US Leads World in Advanced Biofuels Ranking

by Emily Pickrell (Fuel Fix)  The United States leads the world in creating companies that turn food waste and non-food materials

October 16, 2013 Read Full Article

RNCOS White Paper: Asia Pacific Leads Biofuel Production Growth

(RNCOS)  In a world which is ever thirsty for energy, economies eye on renewable energy sources to conserve environment and

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: 160 Commercial Advanced Biofuel Plants under Development

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has released a new report that predicts projected growth in advanced

September 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Passes 1 Billion Gallons in Capacity: E2 Study

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Advanced biofuels capacity for 2013 is 1 billion gallons gasoline equivalent. Capacity for 2015 is

August 29, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Graph of Top Global Biofuels Producing Nations in 2012

by K. McDonald  (Big Picture Agriculture)  As you can see in the above graph, the leading nations in biofuel production in

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Finalizes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards to Help Promote American Energy Independence, Reduce Carbon Pollution

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA also announces steps to address concerns about the E10 blend wall As part of an

August 6, 2013 Read Full Article

The Battle Continues

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Member states, however, are faced with the reality of an economic crisis and cannot

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

International Energy Agency: Need Major Scale Up in Global Biofuels Production

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released their Tracking Clean Energy Progress report in New Delhi that details

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

President’s FY2014 Budget Boosts DOE Vehicle Technology Spending 75% to $575M; $282M for Advanced Biofuels

(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

April 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Production Will Reach Nearly 62 Billion Gallons by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

(Yahoo!Finance/Navigant Research)  After more than a decade of healthy growth for conventional biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel, the next wave

April 9, 2013 Read Full Article

IEA Says Cellulosic Biofuels Capacity Has Tripled since 2010: New Task 39 Global Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The International Energy Agency, through its Task 39 group, has published its 207-page report on

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuels in 10 Charts and Maps

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  … The good news is that biofuel production can responsibly continue to grow if we switch from

March 30, 2013 Read Full Article

11 Reasons Why You Should Invest in the Biodiesel Industry

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine/MarketWire)  Below is breakdown of the latest, sourced information as to why investment in biodiesel is

March 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Desperate Times for Big Oil

by Dana Blankenhorn  (TheStreet)  These are desperate times for Big Oil.  Fracking (which involves shooting water and sand into a

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol the Enemy?

(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

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Poised to Help Fill Advanced Biofuel Requirement

by Anne Steckel (Biodiesel Magazine/National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board recently welcomed the proposed rule from the U.S. EPA

March 14, 2013 Read Full Article

MOU Signed to Develop Jatropha Plantations in West Africa

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Jatropha developer JOil Pte. Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with West Africa alternative

March 13, 2013 Read Full Article

EIA: Cellulosic Biofuels Will Likely Remain Well below EISA Targets

(Green Car Congress)  US Commercial-scale production of cellulosic biofuels reached about 20,000 gallons in late 2012, according to the US Energy Information

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS…Something Has to Give

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  …Our focus is on the increasing difficulty of meeting the RFS

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Soybeans Could Be Next Chapter of Biofuels Boom

by Tom Doran  (AgNews) …Under the current Renewable Fuels Standards, continued growth in corn-based ethanol use is uncertain do to

February 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Analysis: Advanced Biofuel Companies Now In More Than Half Of U.S. States; Clean Fuel Standards Fueling Growth In Top States

(PR NewsWire/Yahoo! News)  Top 5 States For Advanced Biofuel Companies: Calif., Ill., Colo., Texas and Iowa; New Web Site at

February 6, 2013 Read Full Article

COLUMN-BP Biofuel U-Turn Upsets Second Generation: Wynn

by Gerard Wynn (Reuters)  BP’s decision to scrap plans for a U.S. cellulosic ethanol refinery is a setback for second

November 5, 2012 Read Full Article

No Farm Bill, No Tier 3—Not until after the Election; Sundrop Fuels Presents an Alternative

By Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the March 21 Bioenergy Day on Capitol Hill, discussion focused on the need

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

PEW Group Briefing on Advanced Biofuels Progress in the Public and Private Sectors

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) Throughout our country’s history, the U.S. Navy and military proper have played a key

March 14, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

State of the Advanced Biofuels Industry, 2012: The Digest Primer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …To open up the advanced biofuels session, Green Power asked the Digest to give a

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2012

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …10. Advanced biofuels capacity surges to 1 billion gallons, globally. We see 570 million gallons

January 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Robinson Remains Believer as Biofuel Projects Move Ahead

by Gene Zaleski (The Times and Democrat)  …Orangeburg County (South Carolina) Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson said while there

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

FAA Announces Alternative Energy Investments For Cleaner, More Sustainable Jet Fuel

(Federal Aviation Administration)  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance

December 2, 2011 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil CEO Says Energy Demand Set to Rise by 30% to 2040

(Platts)  Global economic output is set to double as the global population grows to 8.7 billion people by 2040, when

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell Believes Biofuels Will Play Major Role in Future

by Louise Hutchinson (Credit Plus)  …The General Manager of fuel development strategy and alternative energies at Shell, Arthur Reijnhart, sees a

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

EIA Issues 2012 Cellulosic Biofuel Predictions

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration predicts that only six cellulosic biofuel producers will

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

A New Generation of Renewable Fuels Is on the Horizon

by Wayne Seames  (American Oil Chemists Society/Inform Magazine)  A new generation of technologies to generate renewable fuels is nearing commercialization.

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

A Next-Generation Biofuel Strategy

by Warren Mabee and Donald L. Smith   (The Star)  Global energy prices are on the rise, as are food

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Farmers May Expect Improved Livelihood with Biofuel Dev’t

by Riza T. Olchondra  (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Filipino farmers and investors may profit from biofuel ventures in idle, upland, and

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol ‘Floodgates’ May Open in 2013, Poet LLC Says

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  Cellulosic ethanol output may surge starting in 2013, when the first commercial-scale plants “open the floodgates”

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Market for Biofuels Expected to Double

(Auto News/ZAuto)    Many who have dismissed biofuels as impractical fuel sources may want to think again. As the worldwide

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Opening Plenary – “Industry Perspectives on Bioenergy”: The Future Biobased Economy

by Matt Carr (Biotechnology Industry Organization). Matt Carr, Managing Director or BIO notes that in 2011, biofuels comprise about 10%

September 9, 2011 Read Full Article

NNFCC to Investigate Environmental Impacts of Algae Bioenergy

(National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials)   The new research will explore what needs to be done to sustainably

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Ukraine: Regulation On The Tax-Exempt Import Of Biofuel Equipment Adopted

by Olexander Martinenko, Vitaliy Radchenko, Volodymyr Kolvakh and Tetyana Rabczak  (Mondaq)  The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has recently adopted

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Nation Urged to Hike Ethanol Production

by Bao Chang (China Daily)  New process uses bio-waste instead of grains to make gasoline additive China should boost its

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Come On Seven: Investors Weigh Options, as 7 Companies Near Key Biofuels Milestones

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As seven projects aim for important milestones, investors face big decisions on whether advanced biofuels

April 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Biofuel Research beyond Ethanol is Crucial to Developing Alternative Sustainable Energy Resources

(KQED/Quest/Planet Forward)  For years there’s been buzz — both positive and negative — about generating ethanol fuel from corn. The

April 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Bracketology: Which 3 of 6 Will Win in NABC Drop-In Fuels Consortium Cut-Off?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Amongst the various projects that received support under the 2009 Recovery Act were an algal

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Top Advanced Biofuels Groups Meet in Washington for Collaborative Discussion and Capitol Hill Briefing

(Sun Herald)  The top trade groups representing the advanced biofuels industry in the United States met today in Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2011 Read Full Article

The Brew Barons: Masters of Advanced Fermentation, Driving the Redefinition of Biofuels: Pt 1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Is there enough energy, food, fiber and feed for all? Advances in industrial fermentation –

March 1, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont Exec: Company to Become Renewables 'Powerhouse' by 2015

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig Binetti told attendees of a recent clean technology conference

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Growing Biofuel Crops in Unusual Places

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University researchers are finding new locations to grow crops used for biofuel. The land they’ve

February 13, 2011 Read Full Article

RFA Analysis of EPA’s “Preliminary” Triennial Report on Biofuels and the Environment to Congress

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) In compliance with Section 204 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), the

February 2, 2011 Read Full Article

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

  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

January 25, 2011 Read Full Article

China Will Scale Faster Than US in Race for New Transport Fuels, Accenture Report Finds

(BusinessWire/Accenture)  China could lead the race to roll out electric vehicles and will deploy new transport technologies at scale more

January 19, 2011 Read Full Article

110 Advanced Biofuels Projects Now in Development: Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database for Q1 2011

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest is projecting that global advanced biofuels capacity will reach 4.003 billion gallons by

January 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Canada Pulls ahead with Biofuels

(WBCB TV/Driving Today)  Although the Obama administration slowed U.S. efforts on biofuels in favor of electric vehicles, a new report

January 4, 2011 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Technology Yielding Success

by Trevor Curwin (CNBC)   Recent advances in production and technology have moved the ball downfield in biofuels’ big game to take

December 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Special Feature: A Conversation with LS9’s New CEO, Ed Dineen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ed Dineen is taking over the reigns at LS9 from Bill Haywood, who led the company

December 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Commentary on Biofuels Digest’s 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Shockers in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy   Our picks for most underrated company?   American Process

December 7, 2010 Read Full Article

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2010-11

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, renewable fuels and chemicals developer Amyris took the #1 spot in the 2010-11 “50

December 7, 2010 Read Full Article

Traction: 13 Companies Gaining Momentum in Advanced Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Today, we look at companies that, in the month of November, have made material strdes towards

November 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Microbubbles to Make Biofuel Plants More Economic

(The Engineer)  A University of Sheffield researcher has won national recognition for the development of a ’microbubble device’ that promises

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Avantium Builds YXY Pilot Plant for Green Materials and Fuels

(Avantium)  Avantium announced October 14, 2010, that it has started with the construction of a pilot plant at the Chemelot site (Geleen, the Netherlands).

October 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference April 19-21 Washington, DC

  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

October 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Fuels and Materials through 2015: Growing Capacity Past a Drop in the Bucket

(Lux Research, Inc.)  …Tallying more than 1,000 producing and planned biorefineries,we forecast that global biofuel capacity will grow 7.8% annually

October 7, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Capacity to Reach 3.917 Billion Gallons by 2015; Free Downloadable Project Database

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest is projecting that global advanced biofuels capacity will reach 3.917 billion gallons by 2015,

October 7, 2010 Read Full Article

Breaking the Chains: 6 Solutions for Ending Dependence on Foreign Oil

by Lewis Reynolds  (Politics Daily)  America doesn’t have to depend on overseas sources for one of its most vital national

September 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Public Consultation on Version 1.1 of the RSB Principles & Criteria and Guidance for P&Cs

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels)  In November 2009, the RSB Steering Board approved Version One of the RSB Principles & Criteria

September 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program Stakeholder Announcement

(US Department of Agriculture)  On March 12, 2010, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) published a notice in the Federal

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Khosla-Backed Kior Ups Funding to $110M

by Katie Fehrenbacher  (Earth2Tech)   Wow, for a biofuel startup few have heard of, KiOR has raised a whole lot of

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Projects Progressing

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  Both Abengoa Bioenergy and Poet LLC hope to have the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

New Tech Uses Coal Steam to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol

by Tiffany Kaiser  (Daily Tech)   Inbicon, a developer of biomass refineries in Kalundborg, Denmark, has turned wheat straw into cellulosic

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels One Step Closer to Deployment in Europe

(Novozymes)  …Relying on agricultural and forestry residues and waste as feedstock, advanced biofuels can spur rural growth, promote job creation,

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

BP and Verenium Announce Pivotal Biofuels Agreement

(Verenium)  BP to acquire Verenium’s cellulosic biofuels business, including Jennings, San Diego facilities – – Verenium to receive $98.3 million and

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Two Companies Isolate Pyrolysis Oil Fractions, Hydrogen from Algae, in Path towards Scalable Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …OriginOil … has announced a hydrogen harvesting system, while an early-stage company based in Iowa, Avello

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Green Victory: the Flip Side of “NIMBY, NUMBEE and Nod”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Meanwhile, one suggestion that emerged was, in the grand tradition of funding the Statue of

July 2, 2010 Read Full Article

First Commercial-Scale Algae Production Incubator

(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

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Issues Landmark Plan for Achieving 36 Billion Gallon Renewable Fuel Standard Targets by 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA released its highly-anticipated “Regional Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Will the BP Gulf Tragedy Spur Faster Adoption of Biofuels?

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)  …Although first-generation biofuels account for more than 99% of U.S. biofuel production, there are several hundred

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Smart Bioenergy: Guiding Sustainable Bio-Based Energy and Fuels Development

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The Billion Gallon Challenge: Advanced Biofuels from diverse sources such as grasses and agricultural waste hold the

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Hard Choices Now: Financing the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Bottom line – if you make the ethanol blender credit go away, but stand behind

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Workshop Precedes FEW

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  All biofuels producers- from biobutanol to renewable diesel plus cellulosic ethanol and more-must work

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Can 3rd and 4th Gen Biofuels Wean Us from Our Petro-Addiction?

by Eric Wesoff (GreenTechMedia)  With images of oil-drenched wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico fresh in our minds, we look at

June 8, 2010 Read Full Article

The 30 Most Transformative Technologies of 2010

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

June 8, 2010 Read Full Article

DOE Announces up to $11 Million for Biofuels Technology Development (Pyrolysis)

(US Department of Energy)   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $11 million in funding over three years

June 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Avantium Launches YXY, the New Green Building Block for Materials and Fuels

(24-7 Press Release)  Green solutions are the holy grail of industrial innovation today. Every company is anxiously looking for answers

May 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Thailand Biofuels: Feedstocks and Market Opportunities

by Ben Lazarus  (Biofuels Digest, American World Services)  Looks at cassava, sugarcane, cellulosic feedstocks (rice husks, bagasse), spare production capacity,

May 17, 2010 Read Full Article

2010-2011: Pivotal Years for Next Generation Biofuels

(PRNewswire)  The number of next generation biofuels projects reached 200 globally, a report from the Global Biofuels Center (GBC) recently announced,

May 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Shell Says Share of Renewables in Transport Fuel Set to Double

by Eduard Gismatullin  (Bloomberg Business Week)   Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, expects the share of renewable energy

May 14, 2010 Read Full Article

The Renewable Fuel Standard and Cellulosic Biofuels: Prospects and Challenges

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On March 18, 2010, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on the

May 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and the History of Biofuels

by Jeremy Shere (EnergyWorld.com)  excerpts from his in-process book on the history of biofuels: … Promoting alcohol as motor fuel would benefit

May 6, 2010 Read Full Article

BP Biofuels Chief Calls Biofuels “The New Oil”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Opening Address at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference in Washington, BP Biofuels CEO

May 3, 2010 Read Full Article

UOP: An Unlikely Cleantech Leader

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)   The petro-chemical company uses its core competency to expand into biofuels. Unlikely as it may seem,

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

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