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Resilience through Regional Partnership: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) is a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia,

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Norwegian Government Closes Consultation on a 1% Mandate Proposal for Aviation Biofuels

(GreenAir Online)  A consultation by Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment on a proposal to introduce a mandate requiring all commercial jet fuel sold in the country to contain 1% of sustainable aviation

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Backs Industrial-Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Project and Camelina Cultivation Research

(GreenAir Online)  A new EU-backed project has been launched to demonstrate the first industrial-scale production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Europe. The four-year BIO4A initiative will also investigate

June 25, 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 in crop yield for food and feed crops to enhance global

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Economic Feasibility of Moringa- Castor Bean – Camelina: Dual Cropping in Same Acreage for Sustainable Biodiesel Production

(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com)  With introduction of Camelina and Castor Bean crops with MOMAX3 Moringa, as much as 1450 gallon of oil can be produced per year from a well developed, properly

April 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

March Madness: These Colleges are Mad for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board) National Biodiesel Board releases field of “Elite Eight”  —  March Madness kicks off next week, showcasing the very best of college basketball. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy’s 2017 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2017 Project Peer Review on March 6–9, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. During the event, approximately

February 6, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Impact of Biofuels on Contrail Warming

by Fabio Caiazzo, Akshat Agarwal, Raymond L Speth and Steven R H Barrett (Environmental Research Letters)  Contrails and contrail-cirrus may be the largest source of radiative forcing (RF) attributable to aviation. Biomass-derived

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Ohio Science Could Spawn a New Sustainable Oil Boom

(Agragen)  Agragen, LLC, a Cincinnati-based plant sciences company, predicts that the recent surge in oil prices will soon permit biofuels derived camelina oil to be on parity with petroleum derived fuels

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Regional Biojet Fuel Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables

January 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

NASA and DLR Investigate the Impact of Aviation on the Climate – Joint Flight Tests on Alternative Fuel Emissions

(German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR)) Three weeks of research flights from Ramstein Air Base; NASA DC-8 and DLR A320 ATRA fly together; The focus is on particle emissions

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

COSMOS: The Future of Plant Oil

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 9th the 10th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy kicked off in Brussels, Belgium, giving participants the opportunity to take part in

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioprocessing Engineers Recover Glucosinolate from Oilseed Meal

(Phys.Org/South Dakota State University)  The oil extracted from ground seeds of camelina and carinata, oilseed plants from the mustard family, can be used as jet fuel. However, with oil prices at

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

$10M DOE Grant to Help Boost Camelina Oilseed Yield

(Michgan State Univesity)  Both civil airlines and the military have successfully used camelina oil blends to fly airplanes. Camelina is not a significant food crop. So why doesn’t the oilseed

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Camelina’s Biofuels Potential

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can camelina oil be a viable substitute as a biodiesel feedstocks, given that palm oil has received so much negative attention in Europe at least.

July 26, 2017 Read Full Article

No Passports, More Turbulence and Standing Cabins – 18 Ways Flying Is Going to Change

by Natalie Paris  (The Telegraph)  … Within 10 years   …   Wider use of biofuels  —  Biofuels could be the answer. Efforts to reduce pollution from aircraft have focused

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Shell Goes Carbon Negative, Signs Commercial-Scale Deal with SBI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Petroleum fuels emit 94 grams of CO2 per megajoule of energy. Shell’s latest deal with SBI Bioenergy gives it access to a fuel that emits Minus 14. That

July 4, 2017 Read Full Article

RSB Report Outlines 2016 Achievements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Biomass Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global

June 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Evaluates Camelina’s Varied Response to Location

(American Society of Agronomy/Biomass Magazine)  A new study, led by Augustine Obour at Kansas State University, looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions

June 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

More More RHD: REG Expanding Drop-In Diesel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Iowa we received news that Renewable Energy Group has agreed to acquire approximately 82 acres of land at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery from Lion

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Couple Biodiesel Oil Crops Technology Provides More Oil per Acre, Advanced Biofuel Center Announces

(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com)  … The Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) recently announced progress on its work with its mission “more Biodiesel oil per hectare” by developing two or more dedicated Biodiesel Crops

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Climate Change: Biofuels ‘Could Limit Jet Contrails’

by Jonathan Amos (BBC)  Some close-quarter flying has provided new insights into aircraft pollution.  —  US space agency-led scientists flew small, instrumented, chase planes directly in the exhaust plume of a

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Camelina, Canola Show Promise as Cool-Season Crops

(The Crop Science Society of America/Biodiesel Magazine)  …  In California, growers usually choose warm-season crops: ones that grow from March to October. But extension agronomist Stephen Kaffka and his team

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Montana State University Scientist Wins Grant to Improve Camelina Seed Qualities

(Montana State University/Biomass Magazine)  A Montana State University scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to research ways to improve the

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Switchcraft: Metabolix Bioconverts Itself into Yield10, Focuses on Crop Yields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy with the news that Metabolix is changing its name to

January 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sky’s the Limit on Navy’s Biofuel Focus

by Bill Loveless (USA Today)  U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has made alternative energy a top priority since taking office in 2009, but this week he took his commitment to

September 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Plant Scientists Study Interactions between GMOs and the Environment

(University of Connecticut)  … The research team is led by professor emerita Carol Auer and supported by a grant from the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grant Program, an initiative of the USDA’s

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Airbus Wants Slime from Green Algae to Fuel Its Planes

by Ben Rosen (Christian Science Monitor)  Algae grows faster and produces higher energy yields than other plants, but is much more expensive to turn into fuel than traditional petroleum byproducts.

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm

by David Bennett  (Delta Farm Press)  Surrounded by educational posters and a large dry board full of mathematical equations, Kevin Humphrey sits explaining how the biodiesel lab in adjacent rooms

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Chance Finding Could Transform Plant Production: U of Guelph Study

(NewsWise/University of Guelph)  An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Pennycress, a Common Weed in Missouri, Could Be the Next Big Thing in Biofuel Innovation

by Kelly Moffitt (St. Louis Public Radio)  … Toni Kutchan, Vice President for Research at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, said that sorghum, Camelina sativa and pennycress are non-agricultural crops that

May 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Wassup, ARPA-E? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E’s AgroEnergy projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up at the DOE’s ARPA-E unit — the Advanced Research Projects Agency? Technology to Market advisor Krishna Doraiswamy answered the question in this update,

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Cessna 182 Crosses Country on Biofuel

(Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)  Ross McCurdy, a science teacher from Ponaganset High School in Glocester, Rhode Island, has flown to Santa Monica, California, and back in a 1980 diesel-powered

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Driving Emissions Cuts thru 2030, Says Lux: But Which Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Plane Makes Stop in Walnut Ridge

by Seth Stephenson (WMCActionNews5.com) A Rhode Island science teacher made a stop in Walnut Ridge Sunday during his cross country flight using a Cessna powered by biofuel.  Ross McCurdy, the pilot, teaches

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order to expand in the US market on more favorable terms,

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not least with our March Madness webinar last week on “Renewable

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

KLM Launches New Series of Biofuel Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam

(Newswire.com)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The flights are marking yet another step

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: United to Launch 50% Jet Biofuels on LAX-SFO Route

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, United Airlines will be using jet biofuels produced by AltAir using Honeywell UOP technology on up to 150 flights a day out of

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. The list could get

March 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

SAS Takes off with Biofuel in the Tank

(SAS)  SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer

(Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials/Biofuels Digest)  Camelina sativa; Carinata; Pongamia; Macauba palm tree; Gliricidia sepium; Starchy wastewater; Industrial waste gases; Seed tobacco  READ MORE

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Modular Biodiesel Processing Plants for Emerging Markets

(70CentsAGallon.com)  Biodiesel production is growing around the world and emerging markets have the most to gain from this industry. Norway, Turkey, South Africa and Greece are a few areas of

September 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Biochemist Studies Oilseed Plants for Biofuel, Industrial Development

(Kansas State University)  A Kansas State University biochemistry professor has reached a milestone in building a better biofuel: producing high levels of lipids with modified properties in oil seeds. Timothy

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Growth Potential: Camelina Tested as Possible Fuel Source and Cash Crop.

(Energizing Arkansas)  A nonprofit is trying to grow camelina, which can be combined with vegetable oil to produce an alternative fuel source, to encourage economic and biofuel development in DeWitt. Tami Hornbeck made

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

United Airlines Invests in Biofuels

(SustainableBusiness.com)  A few years ago, we were hearing a lot about airlines testing and beginning to run on biofuels (combined with petroleum). With the latest announcements, are we ready for

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Study Benefits of Double-Cropping Camelina, Soybeans

(The American Society of Agronomy/Biodiesel Magazine)  In the U.S., federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Opens Comment Period on Carinata Oil GHG Analysis

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is accepting comments on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributed to the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Research Project on Underutilised Oil Crops Kicks off: COSMOS – Camelina & Crambe Oil crops as Sources for Medium-chain Oils for Specialty Oleochemicals

(Bio-Based News)  On 24-26 March 2015, the eighteen partners involved in the EU funded research project COSMOS held their kick-off meeting in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Led by Wageningen UR Food

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

CARB Issues First-Of-Its-Kind LCFS Pathway for Sustainable Oils’ Patented Camelina

(Globe Newswire/Sustainable Oils, Inc.)  Sustainable Oils Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GCEH), has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Engineered

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other

October 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Airlines Fly the Skies on a Sugar High

by Amy Yee (The New York Times)  The red-and-white Boeing 737 looked like any other plane on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport. But on a clear day last July,

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Japanese Initiative Launched to Develop Next-Generation Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Sector by 2020

(GreenAir Online) Japan has become the latest country to launch a government-backed initiative to investigate the potential of developing a domestic sustainable aviation biofuel industry. Over 30 companies and organisations from

August 11, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a very significant opportunity for emerging producers in the advanced biofuels

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Projects to Improve Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy Production: Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects in 10 States

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (July 17, 2014) announced the selection of 10 projects that are being

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Bio-Fueling the Navy

(BIOtechNOW)  …  However, it also takes real marketplace demand—often led by a few significant “early adopters”—to put a new technology to the real-world test. One very large early adopter, which

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Fish Oil on GM Plant

By Moseti Wilfred M (Akgulian.com) An application has been made to the government to approve field trials to be conducted of

April 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Springboard Biodiesel Donates Processor to Nonprofit Organization

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel has donated a BioPro 380 processing unit to the Center for Sustainable Energy

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Camelina: New Sustainable Raw Material for Aviation and Second Generation Biofuels March 24-25, 2014 Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation

  Camelina: New Sustainable Raw Material for Aviation and Second Generation Biofuels    March 24-25, 2014        Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation

This two-day conference will look at the prospects for the cultivation of camelina oil in Russia and Europe that can

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Camelina Refinery Seeks to Jump-Start Jobs in Delta

by Green Guide Staff (InArkansas.com)   In the sleepy town of DeWitt, past a wooden sign labeled “ArcoFeed,” within the walls

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Viji Sitther Wins Maryland Innovation Grant for Biofuel Research and Development

(Morgan State)  Maryland may soon delve into a new way of sustainable biofuel production, thanks to the research of Morgan

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

New Winter Crop, Mini-Biorefinery to Launch in DeWitt

by Stephanie Fischer (Stuttgart Daily Leader)  DeWitt became the first Community of Innovation after city leaders saw the opportunity in

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO Host Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture Tour

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)   On Oct. 10, Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First Commercial Biofuel Flight In Colombia

(AviationPros.com/Honeywell)  One of the aircraft’s two engines was powered by a 30/70 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-derived

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Camelina Company Earns RSB Certification

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global sustainability

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy as Easy as Waffles

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Long-term, there are numerous opportunities for developing the right kind of renewable feedstocks based on

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

IATA Calls for Smarter Eastern European Aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Eastern Europe to work with industry stakeholders to realise the

September 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Refinery — in a Box

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Shipping container with a portable unit is on display at the fair. One of the

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Canadian Scientists Unravel Camelina Biofuel Genome

(UPI)  Saskatchewan scientists have sequenced the camelina sativa genome. Saskatchewan scientists say they have sequenced the camelina sativa genome, an

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

LAN Celebrates Second-Generation Biofuel Flight

by Maryanne (Airline Fleet Management)  LAN as flown Columbia’s first flight using second-generation biofuel.  It operated an A320 between Bogota

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Alberta Has Potential to Be Canada’s Biggest Biofuel Producer

by Dave Cooper (Edmonton Journal)  Alberta could lead the country toward replacing about half its necessary transportation fuel with non-petroleum

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels on the Verge

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia) A photo tour of the biofuels industry The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it expects only 6

August 15, 2013 Read Full Article

7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass, jatropha, camelina, carinata, and arundo. Who’s doing what to bring these crops

August 8, 2013 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Jet Biofuels Advances of the Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are the biggest pacts and advances, tests, investments and grants with the likes of Amyris, Total, Airbus, Solena

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Ranch-Based Biodiesel Production Might Pay Off

by Kathy Coatney (Beef Magazine/BeefProducer.com)  Small, automated units can make biodiesel from animal fat, waste oil and oilseed crops. An

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

NASA Measures Effects of Biofuel on Jet Engines, Environment

by Brock Vergakis  (Associated Press/The Washington Post) NASA researchers said Thursday that test flights conducted in California have shown a commercial

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

The Carbon Fix? Think Carbon Suit. ZeaKal Raises $3.8M in Series A Financing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Crop yield and oil content increases of up to 50% and 34% seen from ZeaKal’s

April 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Growth Opportunities

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A sit-down with Dave Elsenbast, vice president of supply chain management for Renewable Energy Group

March 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Camelina on the Move: Global Clean Energy Holdings Acquires Sustainable Oils

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Global Clean Energy Holdings announced that it has acquired Sustainable Oils, a leader in

March 15, 2013 Read Full Article

For Montana Biofuel, It’s Not Easy Being Green

by Tom Lutey (Billings Gazette)  When it was first promoted as a biofuel source perfect for the Montana plains, camelina looked

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

NASA Begins Flight Research Campaign Using Alternate Jet Fuel

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency’s DC-8 flying laboratory to

March 4, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Issues Final Rule for Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways under the RFS Program

(Environmental Protection Agency)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to identify additional fuel pathways that

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Making Superfuels Affordable, via Biofuels: The JP-10 Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could a switch to biofuels make super-dense JP-10 military aviation fuels affordable? Could F18A Super

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Investments in Bioenergy Research and Development to Spur New Markets, Innovation, and Unlimited Opportunity in Rural America

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited a state-of-the-art bioindustrial facility at Renmatix today, where he announced $25

January 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Up, Up and Away: Aviation Biofuels Players Start Building Capacity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Now – it’s all about organizing sustainable, affordable feedstock and building capacity. And, airlines providing

January 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Neste Oil to Produce Biojet as Part of EU-Funded ITAKA Project

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has joined the Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene for Aviation (ITAKA) project, which is being funded

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Camelina Researchers on Cutting Edge of Biofuel, Nutraceutical, Livestock Possibilities

by Heidi Gaiser (Daily Interlake)  The four partners of Clearwater Biologicals are working to turn a crop popular in the

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Gulfstream Flights To NBAA

(Honeywell/MarketWatch/PR NewsWire)  Five aircraft fly together for the first time using renewable jet fuel to National Business Aviation Association convention

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

North Dakota and Montana: Opportunity Knocks for the Bioeconomy, along the Northern Tier

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite low levels of publicity, North Dakota and Montana are making great strides in bioeconomy

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Breakthrough Process for Making Renewable Jet Fuel, Diesel and Gasoline at Costs Competitive to Fossil Fuels Is Ready to Begin Commercial Scale-up Phase

(Business Wire/AlphaJet)  …Having successfully demonstrated its cost-effective catalytic process for making jet fuel, diesel and high-octane gasoline from renewable plant

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the US drought, food vs fuel has returned as an issue.  What alternatives are

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

IN FOCUS: Lufthansa Details Biofuel Strategy

by Michael Gubisch (FlightGlobal/Flight International)  …Between 15 July and 27 December 2011, Lufthansa deployed a newly delivered Airbus A321 (registration

July 25, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Oilseed, Algae Could Become Biofuel for GE Aviation Jet Engines

by Jon Newberry (BizJournals.com)  As GE Aviation explores ways to secure million of gallons of biofuels for jet engine testing, as

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Bio-Kerosene GHG Emission Cocktail: Fast Forward Into Clean Air – Against All Odds

by Dr. Christoph Weber, CEO JATRO AG, Frankfurt & Mitchell Hawkins, CEO BioJet Corp, Santa Barbara, CA (JATRO/BioJet)  Biofuels provide a

July 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Everett-Based Coast Guard Ship Testing Biofuel

by Doug Esser (Seattle Times)  The Coast Guard’s Everett-based buoy tender, Henry Blake, completed its first biofuel-propelled voyage Thursday. The

June 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels: Better for Airplanes, Too?

by Margaret Ryan (AOLEnergy)  Biofuels could be a “game changer” for both military and commercial aviation, says Assistant Secretary of the

June 14, 2012 Read Full Article

UMass Amherst Researchers Work to Improve Camelina Yields

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)   A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is working to significantly increase

June 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: Which Airlines Are Doing What, with Whom?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(M)ore than 30 airlines now trialing, deploying biofuels – but who’s doing what, exactly? In

June 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production Facilities Spotlight Next Generation

by Matt Daily (Reuters/Huffington Post)  After a decade of promise, advanced biofuels makers are entering a crucial make-or-break period with

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Chinese Researchers Improve Camelina Yields, Growth Rate

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of researchers representing two Chinese universities have published a peer-reviewed research paper in

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Porter Airlines Operates Bombardier Q400 Aircraft in Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight

(MarketWire)  – Biofuel test program led by Bombardier Aerospace, Porter Airlines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Targeted Growth successfully concluded

April 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Intensive 3-crop Rotation May Boost Biofuel Economics

by Vicky Boyd (The Grower)  Growing a biofuels crop on old citrus ground or rotating it with vegetables just doesn’t

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Porter Airlines to Conduct Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight

(MarketWire)  Flight to be scheduled just before Earth Day with a Bombardier Q400 turboprop – Preparatory test flight successfully flown

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Four-Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In “Four Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption” a special

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

An All-of-the-Above Approach to Energy in America

by Sarah Bittleman (USDA/25 x ’25)  America needs and is developing a reliable, sustainable, fuel supply. If we are able to

March 20, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Ohio Airmen Help F-16 Go ‘Green’

by Tech. Sgt. Mareshah Haynes (U.S. Air Force)  In a joint effort by Airmen from the Air Force Research Laboratory

March 9, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Says Not Now, Maybe Later to Camelina, Energy Cane, Napiergrass, and Giant Reed as Biofuels Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA withdrew the direct final rule to allow camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and

March 6, 2012 Read Full Article

The U.S. Air Force Dares You to Laugh At Their Biofuel

by Tina Casey (Talking Points Memo)  Republicans recently had themselves a good laugh over President Obama’s enthusiasm for biofuel made from algae,

March 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Research Shows Promise in Converting Camelina Oil into Jet Fuel

(Montana State University)  Researchers at Montana State University-Northern have developed a process to convert camelina oil to jet fuel and

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Governments Key To Commercializing Biofuels

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  …But as 2012 progresses, industry is looking to governments to capitalize on the rapid technical

January 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Keeping Pace

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Is there sufficient supply of feedstock to support the build-out of a 6 billion gallon

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Next-Generation Biofuels Driving the Growth of Global Biofuel Market

(Pangea/World of Bioenergy)   Social and environmental benefits of next-generation biofuels, mainly cellulosic ethanol, Algae fuels, Drop in fuels, and

January 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Identification of Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is issuing a direct final rule identifying additional fuel pathways that EPA has determined meet

January 9, 2012 Read Full Article

US EPA Publishes Direct Final Rule for Camelina RFS2 Pathway

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On Jan. 5, the U.S. EPA issued a direct final rule regarding RFS2 pathways for

January 9, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them

(IFP Energies Nouvelles)  The numerous research programmes looking at new-generation biofuels that were initiated over the last ten years are now

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuel Camelina Production Set to Soar

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  Biofuel sources currently under development include algae, jatropha and camelina. Of the three, camelina is increasingly

December 6, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Announces New Insurance Pilot Program for Biofuel-Friendly Oilseed Crop with Potential to Create Jobs, Stimulate Rural Economies

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced a new pilot program

December 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Honeywell and AliphaJet Commit to Commercialize Renewable Drop-in Jet Biofuels at a Dinner Hosted by Former President Jimmy Carter

(BusinessWire/AliphaJet)  At a dinner hosted by President Jimmy Carter with Jack Oswald, CEO of AliphaJet Inc. (www.AliphaJet.com), and Tracey Haslam,

December 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Flights Signal Demand From U.S. Airlines

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  As airlines launch the first commercial biofuel flights in the U.S., the government is working

November 14, 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

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Regular Commercial Route for Aeromexico

(MarketWatch/Honeywell)  Green Jet Fuel made from the Honeywell UOP process technology now in use on regular Aeromexico route from Mexico

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Camelina Field Trials, Biodiesel Evaluation Continue in Fla.

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Florida-based Green Oil Solutions Inc. has announced the successful production of camelina biodiesel, from field

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Will Collect Grease in Oakland, CA

(UK.IBTimes)   A biodiesel plant that’s completely energy self-sufficient has been approved for the Oakland, California area. Oakland-based Viridis Fuels won

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Race for Scale: United, Alaska Airlines Launch Commercial Aviation Biofuels Flights

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  United and Solazyme, Alaska and Dynamic Fuels hook up, as producers scramble to make fuel,

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy Expands Algae Biofuel Testing At Sea And In The Air

by Tina Casey (Talking Points Memo)  …Earlier this year, the Navy successfully tested a 50-50 algae aviation biofuel blend on a

November 2, 2011 Read Full Article

SarTec Corporation Awarded $500,000 Department of Energy Grant

(PR NewsWire/SarTec) SarTec Corporation announced today it has received a $500,000 Department of Energy grant (Award # DE-EE0003127) as part of a larger project

October 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Iberia Flies Spain’s First Commercial Flight Using Plant-Fuel

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg)  The Spanish airline Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA today flew the country’s first commercial flight,

October 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Fire Scout Completes First Navy Unmanned Flight On Biofuel

(Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs)    The Navy reached a milestone in its quest to gain energy independence today,

October 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Awards $156 Million for Groundbreaking Energy Research Projects

(Department of Energy/ARPA-E)  ARPA-E Projects in 25 States Will Accelerate Innovation in Clean Energy Technologies, Increase America’s Competitiveness and Create

September 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Invests in Feasibility Study for Bio-based Jet Fuel

(MarketWire)  Oilseed producers can look forward to tapping into a new emerging industry with a study that will assess the

September 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Linnaeus Lands Funding for Oilseed Crop Development

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)   Vancouver-based Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc. has been awarded $1.2 million from Sustainable Development Technology

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Singapore Airlines Looks to Biofuels as It Becomes Latest Airline to Join Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group

(GreenAirOnline)  Singapore Airlines has become the latest member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) that was set up

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

‘Salty Dogs’ Prowler Undertakes Its First Biofuel Flight

by Dave Allport (Key.Aero/military)  A US Navy EA-6B Prowler has made the type’s first flight on a biofuel blend at

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Air

by Vivienne Raper  (Wall Street Journal)  Jumbo jets powered by chip fat and algae could be appearing on the horizon

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Launches Joint Algae Research Program

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste Oil has launched a joint algae research program with the

September 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Embraer and GE Successfully Conclude Bio-Jet Fuel Tests

(Embraer)  Program benchmarks the performance of E-Jets and CF34-8E engines powered with sustainable HEFA biofuel Embraer and GE held a

September 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Propel Blue Angels Over Labor Day Weekend

by Leon Kaye  (TriplePundit.com)  …This year, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the long-form name for the Blue Angels, wowed visitors

September 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Dynamotive Announces that GE Joined Consortium Established to Develop Australian Biofuel

(MarketWatch/Dynamotive)  GE today (September 1, 12011) announced that it has joined Virgin Australia and a consortium of other partners to research

September 6, 2011 Read Full Article

First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel

(U.S. Naval Air Systems Command)     The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded yesterday when a T-45 training aircraft completed

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Investor Interest in U.S. Biofuel Production Set to Soar

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  …While it remains to be seen how the joint investments between the U.S. government and private

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Department of the Navy Goes Green with Osprey

(US Navy/Naval Air Systems Command)   The Navy and Marine Corps team reached another milestone toward achieving the Secretary of

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Farmers Sought for Biofuel Project

(The Record)  Farm officials, hoping to get California farmers to plant as much as 25,000 acres of camelina, an oilseed,

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Streamlining a Community-Scale Solution

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …According to Greg Springer, president of Green Fuels America Inc., interest in community-scale biodiesel production

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Cantwell Applauds Launch of Jet Biofuels Program that Will Support Green Jobs Statewide

(AirportBusiness.com) Today (August 9, 2011)  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) toured the cutting-edge laboratories at Targeted Growth in Seattle and

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels’ Potential to Transform the Global Economy

by John C.K. Daly (Oilprice.com)  After years of existing largely as an environmentalist’s fantasy, commercial production of biofuels for the

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

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