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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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Governments, International Agencies Affirm the Need to Massively Increase Bioenergy and Byproducts to Fight Climate Change
October 30, 2017 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(BioFuture Platform)  According to projections of international energy agencies, the use of bioenergy as a share of the world’s energy usage needs to more than double by 2030 if the world is to avoid temperature rises …

Imdaad Furthers Its Environmental Drive With Launch of a Biofuel Station in Jebel Ali
October 13, 2017 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

(  Affirming its commitment to playing an active role in UAE’s sustainability drive, Imdaad, a Dubai-based integrated facilities management (FM) solutions provider with a strong presence in the GCC, has launched a new biofuel station in …

Hot Spots: 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Places to Watch in Iowa
August 30, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eddyville, Fort Dodge, Clinton, Newton, Cedar Rapids. Communities like these have been mainstays of the Iowa bioeconomy for years, even decades — home to corn and soy processing on the …

From COP 22 in Marrakech: 20 Countries form BioFutures Platform
November 17, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields launched of the Biofuture Platform, a new collective effort to accelerate development …

Biofuture Platform to Launch November 16
November 7, 2016 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(UNCTAD)  During the second week of COP22 in Morocco, a number of countries will launch a multi-stakeholder mechanism to facilitate collaboration and policy dialogue in the areas of advanced bioenergy and biomaterials. The platform – …

[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 …

BioFuelNet Canada Brings Biofuels Education to Canadian High Schools
February 22, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Quebec, BioFuelNet Canada has partnered with Talk Energy Week to participate as panelists at schools in eight Canadian cities, where they will be discussing sustainable advanced biofuels with over …

Protein and Perfume: At ABLC, Even Less of a Focus on Fuels
February 22, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Pavel Molchanov (Raymond James/Biofuels Digest)  This week, we attended the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, a major annual gathering of firms in the bioindustrial space. As we noted in our conference recap from March 2015, the …

US Aims at 30% Penetration of Biomass Carbon in US Transport by 2030: New Federal Report Debut at ABLC 2016
February 22, 2016 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee has recommended “targeting a potential 30% penetration of biomass carbon into the U.S. transportation market by 2030 in a sustainable and cost-effective manner to create …

The Need For A New Fuel Paradigm: Transitioning From Legacy Fuels to Modern Efficient Fuels
June 25, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  … This two-part White Paper presents the proposition that we need to transition away from the legacy fuels we use today to modern liquid and gas fuels[1] that: 1) reduce …

The Commercialization of Renewable Fuels, Chemicals and Biobased Product: 4 New Views, in Depth
May 13, 2015 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New targets, new markets, new tech, new methods, new outcomes.LanzaTech, Genomatica, Amyris and Brazil’s CTBE share in-depth presentations from the 37th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. 100 of …

Amid Scarcity: The Biofuels Alternative We Need—Obada
May 5, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

By Udeme Clement (Vanguard)  Dr. Babatunde Obada is Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Global Biofuels Limited, a biofuels company in Nigeria. He speaks on the passage of 2015 Budget by the Senate without …

Govt Urged to Promote Algae Bio-fuel Products
June 27, 2014 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Manish Raj (The Times Of India) Chemical Industries Association, an apex body representing a cross section of chemical industries based in Chennai, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider promoting algae bio-fuel products.
India imports …

Engineered Microbe Could Ease Switch to Grass
June 6, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Kate Yandell (The Scientist) Researchers from the University of Georgia and at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have engineered the thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii to directly convert switchgrass into ethanol, according to a study published …

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

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

EurObserv’ER Annual Report Highlights EU Bioenergy Sector
April 15, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) EurObserv’ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources increased significantly in 2012. The report, titled “The State of …

The California Drought Equation Stresses Need For Biofuels
April 15, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown( Biofuels Magazine) Except for volume, biofuels and petroleum-derived products have reached parity in production efficiency and availability. What that means is that anything pulled from the earth can now be created from …

Industrial Biobased Ventures Raise $364M in Q3 2013; 5-Minute Guide to the Bioinvesting Landscape
October 23, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobased investing continues surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and the scoop in our 5-Minute Guide.
In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised …

Labeling Renewable Energies: How the Language Surrounding Biofuels Can Influence Its Public Acceptance
October 2, 2012 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Michael A. Cacciatore, Dietram A. Scheufele, Bret R. Shaw (Science Direct/Energy Policy)  Despite growing interest and investments in biological fuels, little is known of how the public form opinions toward this alternative fuel technology. …

Biofuels and the Environment: the First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft)
January 31, 2011 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The “Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft)” (EPA/600/R-10/183A) report, prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and …

Advanced Biofuels in Canada–The Future Is Now
December 2, 2010 – 9:38 am | No Comment

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)  New Report Card: Canadian Industry Delivers on the Economy & Environment
 The release today (November 30, 2010) of a report card on the Canadian renewable fuels industry shows that ethanol and biodiesel in …

Tidewater Terminal Co. to Expand Umatilla Facility
November 4, 2010 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Cathy Kessinger (TriCity Herald)  A $1.3 million grant from Connect Oregon will help Tidewater Terminal Co. expand its facility in Umatilla, company officials said Monday.

The company will install a new 1.26 million-gallon tank at Umatilla. …

New Processing Plant for Biofuel Firm
October 20, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(EADT24)  Green energy company Living Fuels has launched a new processing facility to help it meet growing demand.
The East Anglia-based firm, which collects used cooking oil from more than 270 recycling centres across the country and …

HSBC Predicts Bigger Growth for Low-Carbon Cars than Renewables Sector
September 7, 2010 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Damian Carrington  (The Guardian)  …When fuel-efficiency measures and switches to lower-carbon transport such as trains and coaches are included, the report for investors predicts that the market will be worth $677bn (£440bn) a year …

Zhuhai Oil Energy Plant Now Operational – Increases Biofuel Production Capacity; Biomagnetics Prepares to File Patents
July 30, 2010 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Market Watch)  Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corp., a developer of revolutionary diagnostic systems and other innovative technologies, today announced that Zhuhai Oil Energy Science and Technology Ltd. has significantly increased its biofuel production capacity at its Guangdong …

U.S. and UAE Sign Agreement to Strengthen Cooperation on Clean Energy
May 4, 2010 – 1:22 pm | One Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Department of Energy and Masdar to research, develop, and promote clean energy solutions.    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy initiative, today signed a Memorandum of …

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

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

Biomass and Biofuels Development in Kentucky
January 15, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

An executive task force formed by Gov. Steve Beshear has forwarded to the governor its recommendations for advancing the discussion on the development of a biomass and biofuels industry in Kentucky. A report from the …

Graduate students and American Indian tribes work for biofuel solutions
March 14, 2008 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

March 14, 2008    In the midst of rising concern about energy sources, many are looking at local, waste-derived biofuels as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels.  Most biofuel in the United States is made from plants, …

Transgenics Are Imperative for Biofuel Crops
December 3, 2007 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Gressel  (Plant Science)  Petroleum dependency is a challenge that can potentially be partly offset by agricultural production of biofuels, while decreasing net, nonrenewable carbon dioxide output. Plants have not beendomesticated formodern biofuel production, …

Salty Biodiesel Crops May Be Grown at the Beach
August 30, 2007 – 11:50 am | No Comment

University of Delaware researchers are interested in developing a type of mallow, the seashore mallow, for biodiesel and ethanol production: And unlike soybeans and corn, which require annual plantings on valuable farmland to feed the …

Syngenta Introduces Tropical Sugar Beet for Food and Biofuels
August 28, 2007 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

Syngenta has introduced sugar beet in India for cultivation in tropical climatic conditions. Tropical sugar beet brings significant agronomic, environmental and output advantages to Indian farming and the Indian economy. The beet delivers similar output …

An Apple a Day Keeps the Gas Pump Away
June 30, 2007 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Jeremy Elton (Treehugger)   A team of scientists led by James Dumesic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a way (subscription needed) to turn the sugar commonly found in fruits like apples and oranges …

A Research Roadmap for Making Lignocellulosic Biofuels A Practical Reality: Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels: Next Generation Hydrocarbon Biorefineries
June 26, 2007 – 9:07 am | No Comment

Based on the June 25-26, 2007 Workshop in Washington, DC, with Dr. George Hubner, University of Massachusetts–Amherst, Workshop Chair

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Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply
April 28, 2005 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

USDA and DOE put together this study finding that there could be adequate biomass to displace 30% or more of current US annual petroleum consumption.  READ MORE