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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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The EnergyPath toward Renewables
August 8, 2018 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) EnergyPath.  It’s like nothing else. Funded by a lawsuit settlement more than a decade ago, EnergyPath has become the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and …

ADVANCEFUEL at EU Sustainable Energy Week
July 18, 2018 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(ADVANCEFUEL)  The ADVANCEFUEL project was represented at the EU Sustainable Energy Week, with a stall in its Networking Village on 6 June in Brussels. The stall was hsoted by Ayla Uslu (ECN) and Ric Hoefnagels (Utrecht University), …

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels
July 11, 2018 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like it from waste, even better. Out …

Renewable Fuel Standard: Program Unlikely to Meet Production or Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
July 8, 2018 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Government Accountability Office)  The Renewable Fuel Standard aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector through 2022. It requires that transportation fuels (such as gasoline and diesel) sold in the …

EPA Releases Proposed 2019 RFS RVOs, Fails to Address Waivers COMMENT DEADLINE: August 17, 2018
June 26, 2018 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 26, the U.S. EPA released a proposed rule that aims to require 19.88 billion gallons of biofuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply in 2019, up …

Advanced Biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects
June 22, 2018 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment)  … A number of exogenous policies have greatly impacted advanced biofuels markets and RFS (Renewable Fuel Standards) compliance. These include trade restrictions and duties …

EPA’s New Super Fuel Could Spell Trouble for Ethanol
June 5, 2018 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The Environmental Protection Agency is about to allow a new renewable fuel to be sold at the pump, which could revolutionize the fuel business while eliminating the use of corn ethanol …

Bill Aims to Dismantle RFS, Limit Biofuel Blending
March 9, 2018 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset blending obligations for conventional, advanced, …

Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Grain Sorghum Oil Pathways
December 26, 2017 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking provides notice and an opportunity to comment on the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with biofuels that are produced from grain sorghum oil extracted at …

Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance Flashes V for Victory in Renewable Fuels Fight
October 25, 2017 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

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, who took significant (and as …

‘No Rationale for Further Reducing’ 2018 RFS RVO, RFA Says in Response to EPA Notice
September 26, 2017 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)   Today, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA), seeking comment on potential options for reductions in the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel volumes beyond those …

Risk on the Horizon for RFS Advanced Pool?
September 11, 2017 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  The time is now to make sure policymakers in Washington, D.C., understand the importance of staying the course on fuels of the future. —  On July 28, the …

The Bioeconomy Investor and the Decline in Information Channels, Company Awareness and Fundamental Research
August 10, 2017 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  nvesting in the BioEconomy is a complicated endeavor, but can offer significant opportunities for the informed investor. The industry drivers are numerous and presents a puzzle that demands quality information flow, …

Biofuels Drive Innovation
August 3, 2017 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Wesley K. Clark (Denver Post) … It is no accident that spikes in the cost of fuel have become further and farther between, despite near ceaseless turmoil in many regions of the world. Oil production …

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 …

Major New UK Report Argues Biofuels, Especially Second Generation, Are Needed to Mitigate Climate Change
July 20, 2017 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are needed to meet the UK’s commitments to mitigating climate change, according to a new report requested by the county’s government.
Second generation biofuels, made from wastes and by-products of other sectors, will …

Ethanol Industry Expert: Biofuels Tug-of-War Is an EU Invention
May 15, 2017 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by  Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The conflict between second and first generation biofuels – depicted as good and bad for the environment – only exists in Brussels. In fact, it’s the brainchild of the European Commission, …

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 …

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 …

[Exclusive] Where Do Environmental Groups Stand on Bioenergy?
August 15, 2016 – 11:11 pm | No Comment

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  … The Biomass Monitor contacted representatives for the following organizations (listed alphabetically) to determine their stances on biomass power and heating, liquid biofuels for transportation, and trash incineration: 350*, Center for …

US, Brazil Demonstrate What’s Possible
August 5, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  UNICA wants to focus the discussion on the importance of advanced biofuels, like sugarcane ethanol. The RFS is one of the world’s most ambitious programs promoting biofuels and a key …

State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel
December 8, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel comes from a variety of agricultural crops, algae, forest residue; California has not taken full advantage …

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Publishes Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2015)
November 10, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) … This fact sheet examines employment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors in the United States and around the world. The job figures cited below are sourced from the …

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2
October 10, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why?
Part I of II
There’s a …

Renewable Fuel Standard Rules Give Boost to Biogas
August 11, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine)   There is little doubt that allowing biogas-based transportation fuel projects to sell either advanced biofuel or cellulosic compliance credits will give a big boost to U.S. projects.
In early July, the …

Advanced Biofuels USA Announces Plans to Exhibit and Speak at Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO and Forum June 12
June 11, 2013 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA, an internationally respected nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the understanding, development and use of advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and …

FEATURE: Biojet Backers See US RINs Eligibility as Vital to Long-Term Viability
May 7, 2013 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang and Matthew Kolhman (Platts)  Aviation biofuel’s newly minted ability to generate tradable US renewables credits, known as RINs, may be key to the industry’s economics, according to market watchers.
“The availability of RINs is …

BIO Comments on EPA’s 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Rules
April 12, 2013 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization) The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS).
The comments emphasized that continued stable …

The 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard: Biofuels Digest’s 10-Minute Guide
February 1, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane ( Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its proposed 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS2).

The proposal will be open for a 45-day public comment period and EPA will …

Does the Biodiesel Tax Credit Change the Advanced Biofuels Landscape?
January 11, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(FarmDocDaily)  …The RFS for 2013 is expected to require a minimum blending of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel and 2.75 billion gallons of all advanced biofuels. The difference between the minimum biodiesel requirement and the …

The New Milo-naires: Corn, Milo and the Biofuels Market’s Invisible Hand
January 2, 2013 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  An obscure EPA ruling may change the economics of ethanol production, forever — who wins, who loses, what’s the investor’s bottom line?
Just before Christmas, the EPA issued a final rule, …

$500 Million and No One to Dance with? Canada and Advanced Biofuels
November 18, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Canada’s $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund, five years after formation, gets close to making its first investments just as Canada’s leaders consider pulling the plug
It was the most amazing sovereign …

The Biofuels Era – A Changing of the Guard?
November 8, 2012 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  …We begin our analysis by tracing out the implications for biofuels consumption over the next three years based on one potential scenario involving all of the …

Gen2 Biofuels: Despite Growing Pains, Billion-Gallon Milestone Within Reach
November 14, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellulosic biofuels are behind schedule. Can they catch up? What are the barriers, the roles to be played by Washington, developers alike? What are the opportunities for the retail investor?  …

New Online Ad Touts Advanced Biofuels Success
July 15, 2011 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(KPHO/Advanced Biofuels Association)  Following its annual summer board meeting featuring a lineup of congressional and administration leaders and senior staff, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) launched the first in a series of online advertisements promoting …

EPA Proposes 15.2 Billion Gallon Biofuel Mandate for 2012; 50 Percent Jump in Advanced Biofuels
June 27, 2011 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …EPA proposes to mandate the blending of 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuel into the US fuel supply, and increased the proposed mandate for advanced biofuels by 48 percent, to …

Shell Oil President Odum Calls For Biofuel Incentives
April 27, 2011 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Tracy (Dow Jones NewsWires/  Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum gave a bullish outlook for biofuels Tuesday, saying that during the next 20 years, biofuels will likely be “the most practical solution” for …

Stabenow Wants to Move Quickly, but Methodically on New Farm Bill
April 5, 2011 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom  (AgWeek)  Senate Agriculture Commitee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., says the Senate will proceed on its own schedule on the farm bill and should finish the bill as quickly as possible, but she …

Closer than Thought
December 22, 2010 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cellulosic ethanol costs rapidly decline, barriers are surmountable
The race to commercial viability for cellulosic ethanol may be coming to a close, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. Alternative …

The Hidden Hook in the Renewable Fuel Standard
August 5, 2010 – 9:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  …“Investors constantly ask us the simple question,” says AE Biofuels CEO Eric McAfee, “ If the EPA is not enforcing the cellulosic ethanol mandate and only providing a few months of …

Advocating Advanced Biofuels
June 29, 2010 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Anna Austin (Biomass Magazine)   With their extreme versatility and often complicated nature, it isn’t easy for most people to wrap their brain around advanced biofuels, and the definitions in the renewable fuels standard 2 …

Amyris Signs Letters of Intent Agreements with Bunge, Cosan and Guarani
December 9, 2009 – 10:24 am | No Comment

Amyris Brasil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. today announced that it has entered into letter of intent agreements with three sugar and ethanol producers in Brazil, Bunge Limited, Cosan and Açúcar Guarani, …

Purdue to Lead Second-Generation Biofuels Impact Analysis
December 3, 2009 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Purdue University has been awarded a $933,000 USDA grant to conduct analysis of the global impacts of second-generation biofuels. According to Tom Hertel, ag economics professor at Purdue University …

Speech by Philip New, CEO, BP Biofuels at F.O. Lichts World Ethanol 2009 Conference, Paris, 3 November 2009
November 30, 2009 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

…I’m here to talk about the role of advanced biofuels and why at BP we believe we need to get them into the market sooner.  We believe this is necessary if biofuels are to fulfil …

US House Agriculture Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Future of Next Generation Biofuels
October 30, 2009 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

Tim Holden (D-PA) chair of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, held hearings concentrating on the future of next generation biofuels.  
Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development in the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Biofuel from TB Bacteria
October 1, 2009 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

A team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are attempting to engineer biofuel-producing microbes from Rhodococcus bacteria — soil-dwelling microbes that eat a variety of toxic compounds.  The aim of Professor Anthony Sinskey’s team …

Biofuels Digest Publishes 5-part Series on the New Rules for Financing Bioenergy
September 23, 2009 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

Biofuels Digest published a 5-part series on where the industry is obtaining financing in the year since the seizure of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the global financial meltdown.  

In …

Minnesota Project Releases New Report: Transportation Biofuels in the United States: An Update
September 8, 2009 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

“(W)e do intend for Transportation Biofuels in the United States to act as a tool to provide an overview of the current status of major developments in the biofuels industry. We highlight recent changes in …

Banned in Boston: Massachusetts Moves to Strike Algae, Miscanthus, Switchgrass, Oil from Microorganisms, from Qualifying Under Clean Energy Biofuels Act
August 19, 2009 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, the state Department of Energy Resources, in coordination with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, announced that it would ban all biofuels not made using waste …

Advanced Biofuels Non-Profit Receives Tax Exemption Status
August 18, 2009 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Oil Price Information Service)  …   As Ivancic explained to OPIS, Advanced Biofuels USA launched in April 2008 with the intention of being a new trade organization representing second and third generation biofuels. …

DOE Awards $377 Million in Funding for 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers
August 12, 2009 – 9:59 am | No Comment

In a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the delivery of $377 million in funding for 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy …

Joule Biotechnologies Introduces Sunlight-based Process For Producing Renewable Transportation Fuels
July 31, 2009 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

Joule Biotechnologies unveiled its breakthrough Helioculture™ technology—a revolutionary process that harnesses sunlight to directly convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into SolarFuel™ liquid energy. This eco-friendly, direct-to-fuel conversion requires no agricultural land or fresh water, and leverages …

Big Oil Bets on Biofuels
July 22, 2009 – 6:27 am | No Comment

by Jennifer Kho (Renewable Energy World)   At first glance, it might look like oil companies are pulling out of renewables. At the end of June, BP closed its alternative-energy headquarters. The oil company also has …

US Dept of Energy Sets $85 Million for Development of Algal Based and Advanced Cellulosic Biofuels
July 21, 2009 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), through the Office of the Biomass Program (OBP), announces the availability of funding for establishing Consortia for two primary topic areas – Development of Algal Based …

Biofuels ‘Done Right’ Can Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Provide Other Benefits
July 21, 2009 – 8:28 am | No Comment

by Chris Emery  (Princeton News)   Biofuels derived from renewable sources can be produced in large quantities and address many problems related to fossil fuels, including greenhouse gas emissions, but only if they are made from certain …

US Dept of Energy Office of Biomass Programs Peer Review Presentations Available
July 17, 2009 – 9:27 am | No Comment

All Programs in the U.S Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, are required to conduct a Peer Review of their funded projects on an annual or biannual schedule.  The Office of Biomass Program …

GAO Publishes Preliminary Observations on the Links between Water and Biofuels and Energy Production
July 13, 2009 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

While the effects of producing corn-based ethanol on water supply and water quality are fairly well understood, less is known about the effects of the next generation of biofuel feedstocks. … (L)ittle is known about …

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Urges World Bank to Invest in Sustainable Biofuels
July 6, 2009 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

I am writing to you to express our deepest concern that the World Bank is failing developing countries in their desire to develop sustainable biofuels industries and relieve their crippling reliance on imported crude oil. …

BIO Focuses on Advanced Biofuels Asking EPA to Maintain Flexibility in Life Cycle Analysis for Renewable Fuel Standard
June 17, 2009 – 9:00 am | No Comment

Large uncertainties in calculating international land use change effects and associated greenhouse gas emissions remain in the Environmental Protection Agency’s life cycle assessment of biofuels for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) …

A DOE Perspective on Sustainability
March 17, 2009 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

Zia Haq, US Department of Energy’s Office of the Biomass Program, describes DOE’s programs with regard to sustainable biofuels development and implementation.   From the plenary session of DOE’s Biomass 2009 conference.  Download PDF

Chesapeake Cellulosic Biofuels Report Released
September 18, 2008 – 11:05 am | No Comment

The Report of the Chesapeake Cellulosic Biofuels Project Next-Generation Biofuels: Taking the Policy Lead for the Nation was released at the Cellulosic Biofuels Summit held on September 4, 2008 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
“This publication represents the …