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Good Reasons for Biofuels: Facts about the Ongoing Decarbonisation of Road Transport

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. (UFOP))  Human-caused climate change is already visible and is especially evident in

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Report: U.S. Biofuels Help Drive Environmental Progress

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy, the nation’s largest association of biofuel producers, released a new report examining the potential impact of a growing role for U.S. biofuels in America’s clean energy future. The report

September 26, 2019 Read Full Article

State Level Climate Smart Ag Groups Growing

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  State-level climate smart ag groups are growing, evidenced by wide media attention drawn by a forum held last month by the Florida Climate Smart

September 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Achieving NET ZERO — Farming’s 2040 Goal

(National Farmers Union)  The NFU has set the ambitious goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the whole of agriculture in England and Wales by 2040. This

September 12, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Are the Fastest Growing U.S. Agricultural Export

(U.S. Grains Council) An analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years, an achievement supported

September 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Many U.S. Farmers Fume at Washington, Not Trump, over Biofuel, Trade Policies

by P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek  (Reuters)   …  Many farmers are angry, and some are directing their anger not at the Republican president, but at Washington’s bureaucracy. Trump has faced

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Florida Ag Producers, Foresters Share Ideas to Deal with Climate Change

(Solutions from the Land)  Florida Rep. Kathy Castor told a group of farmers, ranchers and timber producers in her state Monday that responding to a changing climate must be a

August 14, 2019 Read Full Article

MDA Biofuels Grants Expand Access and Production

(Minnesota Department of Agriculture)  Four grants from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will expand biofuel access and production to advance renewable energy efforts around the state. The MDA’s Agricultural Growth,

August 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Positive Climate Perspective: Iowans Educate Democrats on Solutions Farmers, Biofuels Offer on Climate Change

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  As Democratic presidential candidates traipse through Iowa talking about their plans to address climate change, a mixed group of farmers and biofuel advocates are stressing

July 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Biden Plan Seeks to Boost Rural America through Investments

by Alexandra Jaffe (Associated Press)  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to build on his appeal to rural voters with the release of a broad plan to revitalize rural

July 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Firm Launches Plan to Cut One Trillion Tons of CO2 From Atmosphere

(Solutions from the Land)  A company that says it is “dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet,” announced last month the launch of The Terraton Initiative™, a project

July 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa State University Is Home to a New Bioenergy Crops Research Farm

(Iowa State University Extension and Outreach)  Iowa and Midwest agriculture has started to change in recent years. One visible change is the interest to grow crops for biofuel and bioproducts (referred

July 5, 2019 Read Full Article

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

(IEA Bioenergy)  Several systems to define and monitor performance and progress towards sustainability of bioenergy have been developed for implementation at different scales, including operations, landscapes or jurisdictions. Some are formalised

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The University of Hawai’i is on top of the latest research on Hawaii’s tropical agriculture, its hot zone and tropical feedstocks for the bioeconomy. Peter Matlock,

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

NACSAA Delegates to Global Climate Talks Stress Climate Smart Agriculture in Face of Severe Weather Events

(Solutions from the Land)  North American Climate Smart Agriculture (NACSAA) leaders are once again on the global stage, talking this week with representatives from nations around the world meeting in Bonn,

June 19, 2019 Read Full Article

NACSAA Representatives in Bonn for World Climate Talks on Agriculture

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  North America Climate Smart Agriculture (NACSAA) representatives will be at UN talks in Bonn, Germany, next week to push the message that agriculture is a

June 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Meaningful Solutions for a Changing Climate Require Proactive Partnerships

(Solutions from the Land)  One of Solution from the Land’s (SfL) primary missions over the past decade has been to help and inspire agricultural and forestry sector leaders to become powerful

June 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Ag Leaders Shaping Global Climate Strategies… Who Would Have Thought?

(Solutions from the Land)  Solutions from the Land takes great pride in supporting the North American Climate Smart Action Alliance (NACSAA) as it continues its important work in putting farmers,

June 4, 2019 Read Full Article

SfL’s Kawamura: Agriculture Key to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

(Solutions from the Land)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) Co-Chair A.G. Kawamura recently issued a challenge to a diverse group of California agricultural stakeholders, cautioning that in these often turbulent political

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Mobilizing for a Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to SEforALL and below50

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sustainable Energy for All was created to drive the energy transition, particularly in developing countries. below50 is a global campaign that brings together companies and organizations

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

State Leadership Fuels Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy Booms

(Solutions from the Land)  … The swelling momentum of state leadership pushing forward climate issues and solutions, as well as growing engagement with the challenges of climate change on Capitol Hill,

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Canada’s First Bioeconomy Strategy Launched

(Bioenergy International)  Canada’s first national Bioeconomy Strategy has been released by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC). Produced by BIC in partnership with BIOTECanada, FPInnovations and Forest Products Association of Canada, the report

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Using E30 Necessary to Support Ag Economy

by Dale Christensen (Farm Forum)  … Unless we all use the products that come from our fields, such as higher ethanol blends like E30, we are not fully supporting our local

May 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land: Delivering 21st Century Solutions To 21st Century Challenges

(Solutions from the Land)  Last week marks the fifth anniversary of Solutions from the Land (SfL), a nonprofit organization that places farmers, ranchers and foresters at the forefront of resolving food

April 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Florida Climate-Smart Ag Initiative Announced

(Solutions from the Land)  Florida agricultural leaders are calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber.

April 18, 2019 Read Full Article

BioAg of the Future: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes BioAg

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions focusing on enzymes and microbes. Since 2000, they have brought more than 100 new molecules to market to

April 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Ohio Stakeholders Validate Utility of SfL’s 21st Century Land Management Model

(Solutions from the Land)  Smart Agriculture: Solutions from the Land (OSA:SfL), A Call to Action for Ohio’s Food System and Agricultural Economy,” Solutions from the Land‘s (SfL) integrated, land management model was

April 3, 2019 Read Full Article

States, Local Governments Show Solutions to a Changing Climate Are Available

(Solutions from the Land)  … Ag and forestry sectors have for years been demonstrating the potential for opportunities to reduce, sequester or mitigate GHG emissions. These pathways include advanced land management

March 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Food, Feed, and Beyond: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ADM

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ADM is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a

March 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Connecting the Dots: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Evogene

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Evogene combines expertise in life science and cutting-edge computational technology to connect the dots in agriculture. They develop novel products for life science markets through the

March 26, 2019 Read Full Article

NFU Says No to Green New Deal: Climate Plan Proposed by Democrats Has Quickly Become Toxic in Rural America

by Jerry Hagstrom and Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Delegates to the National Farmers Union annual convention here on Tuesday maintained the group’s commitment to addressing climate change, but they rejected

March 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Finding Practical, Viable Solutions to a Changing Climate

(Solutions from the Land)  …Unfortunately, the (Green New Deal) resolution comes with a lack of recognition for the importance of all forms of renewable energy. In focusing on no-carbon renewables

February 28, 2019 Read Full Article

SfL Leadership Eyes a Stronger, Expanded Role in a More Complex World

(Solutions from the Land)  Since its inception nearly a decade ago, Solutions from the Land (SfL) has gathered farmers, ranchers and forestland owners, as well as those who serve in their supply chain,

February 21, 2019 Read Full Article

New Green Deal Calls for Ag to Be ‘Greenhouse Gas Free’

by Don Jenkins (Capital Press)   The New Green Deal introduced last week by Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate does not propose banning cow flatulence, but it does strike

February 12, 2019 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Projects to Develop Sensors for Bioenergy, Agriculture

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded nearly $6 million to four projects under its OPEN+ program for the Sensors for

January 31, 2019 Read Full Article

A Sensible Approach to Climate Change Policy

(Solutions from the Land)  … That opening now allows for the presentation and consideration of a more centered and pragmatic approach like that promoted by Solutions from the Land (SfL)

January 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Risk Rating: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Ecostrat

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ecostrat has over 20 years experience sourcing and supplying over 5 million tons of wood fiber and organic feedstock in markets across North America. They offer

January 14, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

UN Food and Agriculture Organization Highlights Climate Smart Agriculture

(UN Food and Agriculture Organization)  Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

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

(Solutions from the Land)  As 2018 closes out, advocates for the role agriculture can play in facing a changing climate can feel encouraged by developments on the international and domestic stages.

December 20, 2018 Read Full Article

SfL’s Kawamura Tells COP24 Participants Ag Needs Help – And Must Help Itself – in Taking on Climate Change

(Solutions from the Land)  A.G. Kawamura, co-chair of Solutions from the Land (SfL) and a member of the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA), addressed  delegates and observers in critical side events at global

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Environmental Groups Commend New Pilot Environmental Quality and Incentive Program in 2018 Farm Bill Report

(Grain Net) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Environmental Entrepreneurs(E2), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) thank the Farm Bill conferees for including a new pilot Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Agriculture Sector Must Take Active Role in Creating Climate Policy

(Solutions from the Land)  Events at the last round of global climate talks in Katowice, Poland over the past two weeks have drawn a spotlight on the need for agriculture, conservation

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 Farm Bill Helps Rural America Become More Resilient: Rural Economies Crucial to Combating Climate Change

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) commends the Farm Bill conferees and the House and Senate Agriculture Committees for their tireless commitment to produce a Farm

December 12, 2018 Read Full Article

How Poverty Is Causing Deforestation Across Africa

by Obed Owusu-Adda  (Chatham House)  Gitika Bhardwaj speaks to campaigner Obed Owusu-Addai about why solving the problem of deforestation across Africa requires tackling one of its biggest causes – poverty.  —  Deforestation

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

More Bioplastics Do Not Necessarily Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation

(University of Bonn)  Study from the University of Bonn assesses potential implications of transitioning to plant-based plastics  —  Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics.

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowa: Cultivating Growth in Bioprocessing

by Debi Durham (Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest)  … Nearly $4 billion dollars was infused into capital investments in the U.S. for renewable and bioscience projects in 2018. This significant investment is

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

New Refinery Floated for Western North Dakota

by John Hageman (The Dickinson Press) A new refinery has been proposed for oil-rich western North Dakota, prompting questions from a local township chairman. AIC Energy Corp. filed an application

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Four Market and Policy Opportunities to Increase Agricultural Resilience

by Suzy Friedman, Colleen Willard and Stephanie Mercier (Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Farm Journal Foundation (FJF) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA))  In July 2018, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the Farm Journal

December 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Long-Term Decarbonisation Strategy: Bioenergy Recognised as a Key Contributor to Achieve a Net-Zero Carbon Economy by 2050

(Bioenergy Europe)  Today, the Commission has published its long-term strategy for emissions reduction looking at different options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% with more ambitious scenarios achieving

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Activating the Right Bacteria: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 3Bar Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  3Bar Biologics’ Bio-YIELD uses naturally occurring microbes that are precisely matched to specific crops and soil environments. These microbes were discovered and isolated during a 15-year

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Just in from ABLC: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Hot Technologies and Their Examples

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Each year at ABLC, we have had the great fortune to have in our opening panel a tremendous sector overview from Roger Wyse, the Co-CEO of

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy 2019: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Bioeconomy Development Priorities

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s next in the biobased revolution? After fuels, chemicals, say many. What’s the role of incentives, the size of the opportunity and the potential rewards for a

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The 40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Impossible Foods took the #1 spot in the 2018 “40 Hottest Technologies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Seed Yield, Oil Content: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company focusing on the development of disruptive technologies to produce step-change improvements in crop yield for food and feed crops to enhance global

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

EcoAgriculture Partners Announces Climate Smart Agriculture Training Curriculum

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  EcoAgriculture Partners, a non-profit, integrated-landscape-management advocacy group, has announced a new climate smart agriculture (CSA) training curriculum is under development. Louise Buck, the organization’s director

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

NAMA Launches Student Sales Competition

by Chuck Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is announcing plans to launch a new competition for student members in conjunction with the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. The competition will

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

SfL Report Assesses Challenges Posed by Changing Climatic Conditions in Missouri

(Solutions from the Land)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) commends Missouri agriculture and forestry leaders who looked into the future, examined what science is telling them is coming from changing

October 30, 2018 Read Full Article

GACSA Strategic Plan Underscores Importance of Climate Smart Agriculture

(Solutions from the Land)  The Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco brought much attention to the efforts underway by the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) to promote changes

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Conservation Helps the Ag Economy, but Farmers Bear All of the Costs

by Scott Henry (Des Moines Register)  … A study from Environmental Defense Fund and managerial accounting firm K·Coe Isom AgKnowledge finds that conservation can boost farm profitability. The analysis includes detailed financial

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Operating Performance of a Tractor Engine of Emissions Standard EU IV in Biodiesel Operation

by Thomas Sadlowski, Volker Wichmann, Bert Buchholz and Markus Winkler  (ATZ OffHighway)  The use of pure biofuels in agricultural machinery offers the opportunity to reduce

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ADM

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 1902 and NYSE listed Since 1924, ADM is one of the premier global agribusinesses and

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

The Arid West Moves East, with Big Implications for Agriculture

by Joe Wertz (NPR/StateImpact Oklahoma)  The American West appears to be moving east. New research shows the line on the map

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Horticulture Industry’s Age Problem Is Bigger than You Think

by Adrian Higgins (Washington Post) … And to state something so apparent it seems forgotten: Everyone needs plants. Plants feed

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

GAF 2018: From Precision Farming to Fuel Cell Challenges

by Laís F. Thomaz*(Advanced Biofuels USA) The Global Agribusiness Forum event took place on July 23 and 24 2018 at

August 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

FAO Offers CSA Sourcebook to Guide Policy Makers, Program Managers

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  A digitized sourcebook that offers a wide range of knowledge and expertise on the concept of Climate

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Future of Agriculture: Report to Address Climate Change Impacts on Hoosier Farms

(Purdue University) Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

National FFA Organization and Microsoft Announce Initiative to Bring Transformational Innovation to over 650,000 Students Bationwide

(Microsoft)  The National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp., on Thursday announced their collaboration to bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Taxes on Agriculture Could Lead to More Food Insecurity than Climate Change Itself

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Phys.Org)  New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors,

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Applications Open Until 08/13 for AgTech Startups to Participate in First Phase of AgLaunch365

(AgLaunch)  Farm-Centric Program Assists in Field Trials & Attracting Investment   —  AgLaunch Initiative is excited to announce applications are open for Phase

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Archer Daniels Midland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers,

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the strategic plans, progress and future milestones of BASF, a major stakeholder in the Advanced

June 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan Concept Paper

(California Air Resources Board | California Environmental Protection Agency California Department of Food and Agriculture | California Natural Resources Agency)  This

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Maximizing Crop Yield: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company focusing on the development of disruptive technologies to produce step-change improvements

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustain RFS as Important Tool in GHG-Reduction Strategy

(Solutions from the Land)  One of the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture is actions that farmers can take to reduce

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

EIB Launches Financing Initiative for Bioeconomy, Agriculture

(European Investment Bank/Biomass Magazine)  The European Investment Bank, the EU bank, announced the launch of a new financing initiative April 16

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Formed

(Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network)  The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network is a group of volunteers (based in in the African

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

UNFCCC Ag Work Program Approval Affirms Old Adage: ‘World is Run by Those who Show Up’

by Ernie Shea (Solutions from the Land/25 x ’25)  Over the past 10 years, Solutions from the Land (SfL) and 25x’25,

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Focus Growing on Win-Win Soil Health Outcomes

(Solutions from the Land)  U.S. agricultural producers have long understood that healthy soil is a critical requirement for the production of

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of May 2nd, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 18th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

EIB’s Agriculture and Bioeconomy Programme Loan under Juncker Plan Will Support Close to EUR 1bn of Private Investment across Europe

(European Investment Bank)  New financing initiative targets investments by private cooperatives and companies in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector; The EIB financing

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 4th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program

(25 x ’25/North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Facebook and Google’s Surprising, Rising Prospects along Agriculture’s Revolutionary Road

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you haven’t been to Ankeny, Iowa in recent years — situated between Des Moines and

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

18.5 Million People Employed in Bioeconomy, Primarily in Biomass Production

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, DC, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Could We Cut Crop-to-Market Time in Half? The Secret May Lie in Chloroplasts, Says TechAccel as It Invests in Plastomics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Chloroplasts are in the news this week because St. Louis-based TechAccel made a science advancement investment

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Rolls out Biomethane Shuttle Buses

(VINCI Airports/NGV Journal) As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is launching of a fleet

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Fijian Farmers Urged to Practice Climate Smart Agriculture

(Xinhua)  Farmers in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji have been urged to be mindful of the impacts of climate

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Which Tree? Where? Why?

(World Agroforestry Centre)  While India has a world-first national policy for agroforestry, aka trees on farms, farmers in different agro-climatic zones

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass Data-Management System Launches in Alberta

(Silvacom/Canadian Biomass Magazine)   Silvacom Ltd. and Alberta Innovates are pleased to announce that the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) is now available for

February 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Research Finds Land Management Practices Matter in Cellulosic Biofuels Production

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  New research from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago at Illinois and

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Long, Long, Long Journey to Green: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioeconomy Investing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What are the true drivers of Innovation and what are the returns for investors — what’s

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

What’s Needed in African Agriculture Before Technology

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunderNews)  “A lot of what’s needed in African agriculture is quite low-tech if tech at all,” says Gary Vaughan-Smith,

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

What Is Shaping AgTech: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Agriculture and Its technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last year, industry consultant Vonnie Estes — whose latest Digest column is here — picked up the Rosa Franklin

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Avoiding GMOs Isn’t Just Anti-Science. It’s Immoral.

by Mitch Daniels (The Washington Post)  Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Gathering Momentum around Soil Carbon Sequestration

(CGIAR) Evidence-based science on the mitigation and socio-economic impacts of soil carbon sequestration is needed to support commitments to sustainable development

December 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

True “Social Cost Of Carbon” Is More Than Double Earlier Estimates, Study Finds

by James Ayre (Clean Technica)  The true “social cost of carbon” is more than double earlier estimates — with even just

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

2017’s Agriculture Revolution Is Gaining Pace, Getting Faster

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Agriculture, that is — our original industry, is being turned upside down. Data, genetics, intelligence, transmission,

October 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Agriculturally Advantaged Traits: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Calyxt is pioneering a paradigm shift to deliver both healthier specialty food ingredients, such as healthier

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview — Growing Food or Fuel on Our Land?

(European Environment Agency)  Only a decade ago, biofuel production from plants was hailed as an ecological alternative to fossil fuels.

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Foreign Investment in U.S. Farmland on the Rise

By Johnathan Hettinger and Robert Holly with additional reporting by Jelter Meers (Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting)  In 2013, the

July 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Exploring Danone’s “One Planet. One Health” Hypocrisy

by Karen Batra (BioTech Now)  Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, is making headlines again for another possibly well-intentioned, yet

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancements in Agriculture, Good for People and the Planet

by Tom Vilsack (The Hill/U.S. Dairy Export Council)  This Earth Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched to “defend the

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Study: Climate Change May Hurt Nation’s Agricultural Productivity

by Amy Mayer (Iowa Public Radio) The agriculture sector needs to ramp up its response to climate change, especially in the

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’

by Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times)  … Here in north-central Kansas, America’s breadbasket and conservative heartland, the economic realities of

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Can Help Clean up the Chesapeake

by Chip Bowling (U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance/Washington Post)  I consider myself an environmentalist, a conservationist and a farmer. This

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Forget about the Agriculture Sector

by Bill Brandon (Washington Post)  The Nov. 13 Business article “Mr. Business goes to Washington. Now what?” gave an analysis

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

The New York Times’ Front-Page Screwup On ‘GMOs’

by Henry I. Miller (Forbes)  … As economist Graham Brookes wrote about (Danny) Hakim, he makes “spurious comparisons that will mislead

November 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

FCC and Seat Partner in Project to Drive Biogas Production for Vehicular Use

(Bioenergy Insight)   …  The project seeks to develop an innovative process for enhancing bioenergy production from municipal, agricultural, and

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Hook-Up of the Year: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Bayer & Monsanto

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Late last week, the extended courtship between Bayer and Monsanto, which saw the dowry offer

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Bayer-Monsanto Hook Up: Good News or Bad Tidings for the Advanced Bioeconomy?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Late last week, the extended courtship between Bayer and Monsanto, which saw the dowry offer

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

IFC Invests BRL 150 Million in CerradinhoBio to Support the Growth of Renewable Energy Production in Brazil

(The Financial)  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide BRL 150 million  of long-term financing to CerradinhoBio,

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Announces Farm and Rural Advisory Team

by  Sara Wyant and Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  Donald Trump’s campaign has set up a geographically diverse team of agricultural leaders

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Thrive in Emerging Markets: Making Industrial Biotechnology Work away from Home

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why do hot US agricultural technologies fail to get the explosive growth they deserve? BEE

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and

July 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Decision Support: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to AgSolver Land Management Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AgSolver agronomic decision service products help increase profits by improving land management decisions, simplifying mandatory

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

ASABE Announces Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Production

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has completed a standard that establishes a

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Data, Robotics and Synth Bio: Driving “The New Agriculture”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … If you haven’t been to an LP meeting before, they are generally intimate gatherings of

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land’s ‘Farmer-First’ Climate Smart Agriculture Principle

(25 x ’25)  The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture

by Geoffrey Carr (The Economist)  If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land Leaders Bring North American Climate Smart Agriculture Ideas to Global Summit in Rome

(North American Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) is taking an active role in the Global Alliance

June 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Homegrown: A Closer Look into the Life of America’s Farmers and Ranchers

(U.S. House Committee on Agriculture)  … (T)he House Agriculture Committee debuted a new blog, Homegrown, to chronicle daily life of

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

The Advanced Bioeconomy 2016: State of the Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the advanced bioeconomy, the question remains and will remain for some time, where are the

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Ecological Farming: A Different Form of Agtech –Exclusive Report

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunderNews)  … “Ecological farming is ‘AgTech’ but of a different kind. It is a return to the original definition

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

We Know How To Make Farms More Sustainable, But We’re Not Doing It

by Joseph Erbentraut (The Huffington Post)  A new analysis finds potentially transformative agricultural research isn’t getting the level of funding it probably

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Candidates Are Skipping Traditionally Mighty Farm Issues in Iowa

by Scott Canon (Kansas City Star)  … The discussion of ethanol policy puts conservatives in an awkward spot —  …Yet even

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

How California Can Boost Biofuel Production to Cut Pollution and Help the Economy

(University of California Los Angeles)  UCLA–UC Berkeley report finds that the state hasn’t taken full advantage of agricultural resources  —

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

FFA Helps Build Next-Gen Leaders

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture, and no organization prepares them to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

The Birth of New Bioeconomy Supply Chain & Feedstock: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Agrisoma and Resonance Carinata

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

FAO and France Urge Including Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

(Food and Agriculture Organization/Ag Professional)   All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food

October 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Oil Palm and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia – Planning for Sustainability?

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This brief draws together SEI research done between 2011 and 2014 on agribusiness developments – especially of

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Cracking the Nut ’16 — March 1-2, 2016 — Washington, DC

  Cracking the Nut ’16  —  March 1-2, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Cracking the Nut is coming back to DC! After three years abroad, the 2016 Cracking the Nut conference will take place

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Data Shows That Ethanol is Not Causing Food Price Rises

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  The UN FAO has released data showing that global food prices have experience the steepest monthly

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

Theme for 2016: Rethinking Global Food Security. Collaborative approaches to sustainable agriculture innovation. Providing enough safe, nutritious food to a

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — November 3-4, 2015 — London, UK

  World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — November 3-4, 2015 — London, UK

The World Agri-Tech Investment Series is held annually in London and San Francisco and is acclaimed as the most international

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Semios: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. What is Semios? The Semios platform allows you to view and control your ranch in

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

PrecisionHawk: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Who is PrecisionHawk? PrecisionHawk customers, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and education institutions, regularly

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of 5

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As America’s farmers hit retirement age and technology options explode, what comes next? … The

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

The Revolution in AgTech – The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Huge deal volume. A site worth knowing is AgFunder, here — whose slide deck on the

August 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Technology No Silver Bullet for Africa’s Farming Challenges, Says Entrepreneur

by Dinfin Mulupi (How We Made It in Africa)  Africa is seeing a surge in mobile phone-based solutions promising to

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Wisconsin Study Based on Shaky Foundation of Faulty Data and Conclusions

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  A recent study published in Environmental Research Letters by authors at the University of

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Research Uncovers Natural Fungicide

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported today (March

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

The Wealth Effect, and Farm Impact on the US Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though representing just 1.3% of the US GDP, if the farm sector has a major

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union Concerned over Omission of RFS from GHG Reduction Plan

(National Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson recently expressed concern over the exclusion of the renewable

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Digital Soil: The Four Secrets of the New Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To make fuel, chemicals, fiber, food more productively than ever before — it starts in

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

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