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Dems to Hold Two Days of Hearings on Climate

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  House Democrats are planning to hold two days’ worth of hearings on the impacts of climate change and potential solutions to it when they take the House majority

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Utilization Research Can Lead to Big Emissions Reductions

(Algae Biomass Organization)  A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine makes the case for robust, coordinated research and development programs that can accelerate the development of technologies that

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

IPCC Report Says Biofuel Necessary to Keep Climate Change under Control

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In South Korea, AFP reports the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change has launched a new report saying time is running out to stop climate change but that significant

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Norway Demonstrates Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Powered Ships

(ACT News)  … One country that has everyone in the hydrogen industry watching is Norway. The wealthy Nordic country continues to push forward with its ambitious plans for renewable hydrogen

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemists Demonstrate Sustainable Approach to Carbon Dioxide Capture from Air

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from air. They report their findings in Nature

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell-backed Startup Creates Fuel from Carbon Dioxide and Fake Sunlight

by Cole Latimer (Sydney Morning Herald)   startup company backed by energy giant Shell has developed a method to turn carbon dioxide into fuel by adding fake sunlight. US company Dimensional Energy has

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

United States Biochar Initiative 2018 Conference: “The Carbon Link in Watershed Ecosystem Services” Stories from Stockholm to Virginia

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   My wife checked my fishing gear upon learning that I was attending the Biochar 2018 Conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Why? She thought I made

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Releases White Paper on the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol during 31st Annual Conference

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the official release of a White Paper today (August 17, 2018) entitled “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Forests Crucial for Limiting Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees

(University of Exeter)  Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

CARB Schedules Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation — August 8, 2018 — Sacramento, CA

  CARB Schedules Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation   —   August 8, 2018   —   Sacramento, CA

(California Air Resources Board)  Public Workshopto discuss the proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation. Topics include (1) Point of purchase rebates for zero emission vehicles using LCFS credit

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

NPPD Part of DOE Study to Develop Integrated CO2 Collection, Transportation, and Storage Infrastructure

(Nebraska Public Power District) Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Calculates Capacity of North American Forests to Sequester Carbon

(University of California-Santa Cruz/EurekAlert!)  Gains of only 22 percent over the next six decades represent best-case scenario  —  Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Climate Change Be Stopped by Turning Air into Gasoline?

by David Fridley and Richard Heinberg  (Renewable Energy World)  The headline of this article was composed simply by rephrasing the title of a popular recent piece in The Atlantic — “Climate Change Can Be

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Cenergy Launches Global Biogas Capture and Utilization Program

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions has a Biogas Capture and Utilization System (BCU System) to help farms and communities around the world economically store and use their biogas instead of venting

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF Invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s Underway on Advanced Fuels, Syngenta Breaks 3B Gallon Mark, Leaf Gets an Accelerator: Partnership Frenzy in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But it shows also what smaller companies can do when they partner effectively – whether that means industrial giants like ArcelorMittal or BASF, technology accelerator

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Utilization Bill Could Create Value for CO2 Emissions

by Tim Albrecht (Biomass Magazine)  Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced three bills this week to boost rural economic opportunities by expanding USDA funding eligibility for clean energy projects. This funding would

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A recent Biofuels Digest article noted that Michael Tamor, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow at Ford, at a recent DOE Bioeconomy event in Washington observed that at least double our

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Solar Fuels Come Nearer: Direct-from-Air CO2 Capture Cost Drops below $100/Ton Threshold

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A technology for direct air capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with a cost that “fully burdened with interest on capital, ranges from 94 to

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Congressman Veasey Introduces Bipartisan Energy Research Legislation

(Office of Congressman Marc Veasey)  The Fossil Energy Research and Development Act would set the course for the next generation of climate change mitigation  —  Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), Ranking Member

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Perennial Bioenergy Crops Help Sequester Carbon?

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  In an article published last summer in Science, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported on ten years of work assessing the

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

California Considers Carbon Capture, for Ethanol

(Argus Media)   Ethanol producers selling fuel in California may emerge as a beneficiary of a technology often associated with the coal industry. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has proposed changes

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Could Be a Financial Opportunity for US Biofuels

(Stanford University/Phys.Org)  Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground – known as negative emissions – has been

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Approves First Underground Injection Control Program Primacy for Carbon Sequestration Wells to North Dakota

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today (April 10, 2018), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has approved the State of North Dakota’s request to implement and enforce its own Class

April 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Shell — Yes, That Shell — Just Outlined a Radical Scenario for What It Would Take to Halt Climate Change

by Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company’s own product

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

by Joshua D. Rhodes (University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute)  Expanded Carbon Credit Could Spur New Coal Power Investment  —  The Furthering carbon capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground storage, and Reduced Emissions (FUTURE)

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report, Announces Rewiring Initiative

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Rewiring the Carbon Economy: Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report is now online! Read this new workshop summary

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Coalition Expands & Rebrands

by Amy Harder (Axios) … The effort, called the Carbon Capture Coalition, is a rebranded and broadened version of an earlier group, called the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, which had

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Bio-CCS and Bio-CCUS in Climate Change Mitigation–Market and Regulatory Issues Related to Bio-CCUS

(International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 41)  The fourth IEA Bioenergy Task 41 workshop on Bio-CC(U)S was organized in Brussels 16 January 2018. The topic of the workshop was Market and regulatory issues related

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?

by Emma Foehringer Merchant  (GreenTechMedia)  Expanded credits in the budget bill could “absolutely make the difference” for the economic viability of carbon capture and sequestration.  —  Among the energy credits tucked inside the budget deal eked out

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Scores HIstoric Victory for Carbon Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget agreement that establishes a $35 per ton tax incentive for carbon captured

February 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Next Breakthrough? Turning Greenhouse Gas into Fuel.

by Kevin Hardy (Des Moines Register)  … Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory unintentionally uncovered a process that uses tiny bits of carbon and copper to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethanol

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Rewiring the Carbon Economy: Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored the Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day: Advanced Strategies to Bypass Land Use for

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

by Ron Cascone (Nexant, Inc.)  Shown here is a current version of an iconic cost curve, or “stack chart” generated in an ongoing analysis started by the Scandinavian utility, Vattenfall, and carried

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EERC, Red Trail Energy Continue to Reduce CO2 Emissions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Red Trail Energy LLC and the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center began investigating carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology as

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Ramping Up Sustainable Biomass Use – Bioenergy’s Role in a Low-Carbon Future

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … While liquid fuels will dominate the transportation sector for some time, biofuels and electricity can complement each other in the light duty

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Biofuels Key to Low-Carbon Future, Scientist Argues

(Biofuels International)  A scientist from the University of Manchester has argued that developing a modern bioenergy and biofuels system “has huge potential for providing sustainable, low-carbon energy facilitating a range of

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Decatur Plant at Forefront of Push to Pipe Carbon Emissions Underground, but Costs Raise Questions

by Tony Briscoe (Chicago Tribune)  As scientists and politicians around the world debate the best way to combat rising greenhouse gases, an Illinois ethanol plant, with help from state and federal

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial – How the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial

(Oil Change International)  A new report by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more than $20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. The

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers — March 15-16, 2018 — Cologne, Germany

  6th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers   —   March 15-16, 2018   —   Cologne, Germany

Meet leading international experts at one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world!  Big visions – and also real potential! The usage of carbon

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

From Coal-Fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Capturing Flue Gas via Microalgae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

ND Ethanol Plant Could Become First in US to Store Carbon Underground

by Ellie Potter (Grand Forks Herald) Red Trail Energy may soon be the first ethanol plant in the United States to store carbon dioxide underground as part of an environmental

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Quest to Capture and Store Carbon – and Slow Climate Change — Just Reached a New Milestone

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Made a Detailed “Roadmap” for Meeting the Paris Climate Goals. It’s Eye-Opening.

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  … They start with the big picture: To hit the Paris climate goals without geoengineering, the world has to do three broad (and incredibly ambitious) things: 1)

March 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Opportunities and Risks of Seaweed Biofuels in Aviation

by Marika Andersen (Bellona)  Today, Bellona publishes its new report on the potential and challenges of using seaweed biofuels in aviation. The report provides comprehensive recommendations for researchers, public authorities

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Land-Use Change Possibly Produces More Carbon Dioxide than Assumed So Far

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)  Climate Researchers Study Impacts of Land-use Change on Carbon Dioxide – Reforestation Is Important to Climate Protection and Species Diversity – Study in Nature Geoscience  —

February 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol CO2 & Concrete Cement a Relationship

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CarbonCure Technologies strengthens concrete while reducing its carbon footprint. —  Carbon dioxide from a Wisconsin ethanol plant is strengthening the cement in pours at

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

CABC Sees Future in Marine Microalgae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A group of educators and researchers from Cornell University, the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium (CABC), has published a comparative commentary in the December, 2016 issue of Oceanography, the

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

White House Decarbonization Report Addresses Biofuels, Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy with CCS Is a Credible Decarbonisation Technology

by Geraldine Newton-Cross and Dennis Gammer  (ETI) To tackle the causes of climate change, the UK has committed to an 80% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG ) emissions by 2050, compared to 1990 levels.

November 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Can Carbon Capture and Storage Be Integrated at an Ethanol Facility?

(Energy and Environment Research Center)  Red Trail Energy, LLC, and the EERC take a closer look at the expansion of ethanol production through carbon capture and storage. READ MORE

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

We’re Placing Far Too Much Hope in Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Air, Scientists Warn

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  … This is largely a market problem, according to Howard Herzog, a senior research engineer and carbon capture expert at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “There’s

October 13, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product transfer document (PTD) requirements were designed with the general expectation

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is proposing enhancements to its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program and other related fuel regulations to support market growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels in

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The Significance of Seaweed

(R&D Magazine)  Our understanding of the global carbon cycle has been reshaped by KAUST researchers who have helped to reveal a major role for the abundance of seaweed growing around

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

BioFuelNet Responds To Study Claiming “ Biofuels Are Worse Than Gasoline”

by Marie-Joe Costantine (BioFuelNet)  Study stating “ biofuels are worse than gasoline” is fundamentally flawed  —  … In the study, when (John) DeCicco and colleagues calculate the CO2 emissions going into the

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Worse than Gasoline? Creative Accounting Leads to Claim

by Robert C. Brown (Des Moines Register)  … The genesis of the latest headlines is frustration among certain biofuels critics that life-cycle analysis no longer supports their criticism of biofuels.

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Switching to Switchgrass? Study Models Soil Impact of Biofuel Crops

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The Argonne modeling shows that when grassland, cropland and pasture in the Midwest are converted to corn for biofuels, the level of carbon sequestration

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Case Against Ethanol Opponents: They Are Simply Incorrect +VIDEO

by  Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … I can’t say for sure, since I haven’t done a count and compared it to a calendar, but it seems to me that

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Do Biofuels Harm the Planet More than Gasoline?

Rowena Lindsay (Christian Science Monitor)  A new study suggests that biofuels can mitigate only 37 percent of the CO2 released

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

MichBio Responds to Flawed University of Michigan Research Study on Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(MichBio/BusinessWire)  MichBio, the biosciences industry association in Michigan, issued the following statement today regarding the release of a University of

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Red Trail Energy, EERC Win Funding to Support CCS Study

(Energy & Environmental Research Center/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota ethanol producer Red Trail Energy LLC and the Energy & Environmental

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Crop Modeling Predicts Soil Carbon Increases

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Modeling Predicts which Counties Could Store More Carbon in Soil by Growing Bioenergy Crops

by Katie Elyce Jones (Phys.Org)  To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to

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

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae & CCS: Incremental Heroes

(Algae Biomass Organization)  As we noted in a recent post, Carbon Balance and Management journal published a study in late

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Congress Tells EPA Biomass Is Carbon Neutral. Now What?

by Brittany Patterson (E&E/Climatewire)  Two amendments tucked inside the bipartisan energy bill that passed the Senate yesterday are elevating the question

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition Challenge EPA Data on Ethanol’s Lifecycle Emissions

(Urban Air Initiative)  Urban Air Initiative joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) in calling on

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Introducing the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

by Paul Bunje (NRG COSIA)  More than a decade ago, a group of researchers published a landmark study showing the

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Crack Spread, Crush Spread, Fuse Spread

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The most fundamental economic in the oil & gas business has historically been the crack

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae at the Crossroads: Tackling Big Markets, Big Challenges in the New Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The make-or-break moment for algae-based and cyanobacteria fuels is nigh upon us, and it turns

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

The Climate Change Parrot Sketch: Is Coal Dead, or Merely Resting? Can Carbon Capture Save the Day?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Generally, Digest readers around the world fall into a third category, because they are NEMBEEists.

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Applauds U.S. Reps. Peters and Salmon for Bi-Partisan House Bill to Increase R&D Funding for Carbon Capture & Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, applauded U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D-CA)

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Capturing the Full and Unrealized Value of Biofuels — Market Mechanisms are Needed

by Ghasideh Pourhashem (Forbes)  During the past decade, production of biofuels has gained momentum largely due to policies and mandates aimed

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Power Generation the Key to Carbon-Negative Energy, Study Concludes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… John Marano, President, JM Energy Consulting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … For the last several years, I have been working in carbon capture utilization and storage

February 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Report Based on False Assumption of Either-Or Land Use Approach

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In the World Resources Institute (WRI) working paper, “Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Closer Look at Flawed Studies behind Policies Used to Promote ‘Low-Carbon’ Biofuels

(Science Daily)  Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

World Resources Institute Wrong About Biofuels Impact on Land Use and the Environment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (January 30, 2015), the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) criticized a new report by World Resources

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

25x’25 Responds to Questionable Assessment of Bioenergy Production

(25x’25)  A report released today by the World Resources Institute would seem to demonstrate the old adage: “The more things

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores One Million Metric Tons of Carbon

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Project achieves major milestone by successfully injecting carbon into saline formation As part of President Obama’s

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Producers Today, Carbon Kings Tomorrow

by Matt Carr (Biomass Magazine/Algae Biomass Organization)  … To control carbon dioxide (CO2), the agency (Environmental Protection Agency) places a

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Carbon Fee Bill Would Benefit Algae Industry

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Shell: Expects to Be Producing Advanced Biofuels at Scale, in US, by End of Decade

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell VP Matthew Tipper, at ABLCNext:  “We will likely begin manufacture in the southeast United

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Carbon Correctness, or Alice in Carbonland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Let me get this straight.   The EPA says that emissions from petroleum are

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Liquid CO2, or Liquid Gold? Maybe Both, as Aemetis Adds CO2 Liquefaction at Its Keyes, CA Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To Aemetis, a route to improved margins that will also help the environment. Here’s

October 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Gas Report to Assist Producers Facing Climate Challenges

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report that,for the first time, provides uniform

August 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Sorghum May Be a “Sink” For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Texas A&M Study Finds

by Rafaela Relvas  (BioNews Texas) Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a study that brought new insights regarding bioenergy sorghum, finding

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Outlines 30% Cut in Power-Gen CO2 by 2030: What’s the Role for Carbon Capture and Use, Algae?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  EPA comes down hard on CO2, with proposed rule calling for deep emission cuts, but

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Fortunately, Unfortunately: Pathways and Barriers to Algae Biofuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think algae biofuels are real and near? Or, think it’s a promotional scheme for attracting

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution

by Paul Woods (Algenol/Renewable Energy World)  …  When it comes to fuel production, climate change is a crucial issue that

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – CCEMC Grand Challenge Hands $500K Seed Grants to 24

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alberta’s Grand Challenge on carbon — Liquid Light, Enerkem among 24 winners picking up $500,000

April 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant CO2 Sequestration Project Reaches New Milestone

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The $163.9 million Illinois Basin-Decatur Project celebrated as new milestone as its carbon sequestration

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

The Race to Capture, Use and Monetize Waste CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reduce carbon? Rid the world of excess CO2? Not so fast, buster. A new generation of technologies

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

ABO Encourages CCR and CCS

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has just encouraged the EPA to include the carbon capture and reuse

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

First Carbon, Second Harvest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … When you first harvest a forest or other biomass, you take all that carbon that’s

August 30, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Whoops: Soils Can’t Lock Away Black Carbon or Biochar, Study Says.

by Tim Radford  (The Daily Climate)  Charcoal and other forms of black carbon do not, as previously thought, stay where

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration from Corn Production Runs Deep

(25 x ’25)  The ethanol industry has some good news to share. And it comes in an arena where the

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into “Breathing” Electrons in Effort to Create Biofuels

by Lidija Grozdanic   (Inhabitat.com) …Scientists Daniel Bond, Zarath Summers and Jeffrey Gralnick of the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute used

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Combined with CCS Could Enable Carbon-Negative Energy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has released a report highlighting the

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Looks at Environmental Benefits of Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a new study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, corn grown using no-till

January 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Home News Energy First Large-Scale US CCS Plant Reaches Capture Milestone

(Business Green)  Illinois Basin-Decatur Project has stored 317,000 metric tons of CO2 from an adjacent ethanol plant in an underground

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

European Biofuels Technology Platform Says Certain Biofuels Paths Offer “Low-Hanging Fruit”

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biofuels Technology Platform has released a new report that says certain

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

European Biofuels Technology Platform Stresses Benefits of Bio-Carbon Capture

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  The European Biofuels Technology Platform published a report in June that addresses

June 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Net Benefits: The Idea of Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Atmosphere Is a Beguiling One. Could It Ever Become Real?

(The Economist) …A report published last year by the American Physical Society (APS) put the cost of extracting and storing

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Initiative Could Benefit Ethanol Producers

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Leaders of the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative  were joined by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and

March 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Words from the Wise: A Study by a Group of Forest Scientists Confirms Forest-Derived Bioenergy Results in No Net Carbon Release

by Anna Austin (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  A recently released study authored by nine scientists from multiple organizations  and

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2012

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

January 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Endesa to Perform Industrial Test of CO2 Capture Using Microalgae

(Endesa)  Madrid • Expansion of the Almería plant to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of the technology. • The success

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Carbon Accounting for Forests, Forest Products, and Bioenergy: Recent Studies Released

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)A number of new scientific studies have been released examining whether and how forests, forest management

December 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Super Slime a Potential Solution to Greenhouse Gases

by Margaret Munro (PostMedia News/Canada.com)  …The faster the organisms suck up carbon dioxide, the better, as John McDougall, president of

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Oregon State University Study: Woody Biomass Not a Good Substitute For Fossil Fuels

by Amelia Templeton  (EarthFix)  In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, researchers at OSU suggest that efforts to thin Northwest

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Newcastle University Outlines Plans for North East Carbon Capture Hub

by James Murray  (Business Green)  Could gasification hold the key to the decarbonisation of the North East’s heavy industries? Researchers

September 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Work Begins on Carbon-Capture at ADM Decatur Site

(St. Louis Today/AP)  The U.S. Department of Energy says construction has started on a $207.5 million project to capture carbon

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

The XTL Diet: New Paths to Feasible, Domestic Low-Carb Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can synthetic biology capture and utilize CO2 to such an extent that it not only

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Financing as Innovative as Clean Energy Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Financing of clean energy got you down?   The Green Bank clears a key Senate hurdle,

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Oil in China

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  ecently, Australia’s largest ethanol producer, Manildra, diversified its biofuel portfolio by entering into algae

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

The Economics of Power Plant CO2 Capture

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Today’s carbon capture process requires separating and condensing CO2, then transporting it in dedicated

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Earthworm Avoidance of Biochar Can Be Mitigated by Wetting

by Dong Li, William C. Hockaday, Caroline A. Masiello and Pedro J.J. Alvarez (Science Direct)  Biochar has a great potential for enhancing soil fertility and

June 6, 2011 Read Full Article

The Impact Of A Renewable Electricity Standard & A Carbon Payment Program

By Don Hofstrand (Iowa State University Extension/JoplinStockyards.com)   U.S. energy policy has recently moved into the background due to concerns about

December 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Dutch flowers Grown with Carbon Dioxide from Bioethanol plant in Rotterdam

(IBTimes/Green Energy UK)   More and more of the millions of flowers grown in Dutch greenhouses each year are receiving carbon

September 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide Recycling in the Biofuels Industry,” a Special Digest report

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …Since CO2 has been shown to be the globe’s worst offender as a greenhouse

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Negative Carbon Gasoline’s Cool Planet Biofuels Funded

(The Alarm Clock)  Camarillo, CA-based Cool Planet Biofuels has raised $3M as part of a $8M Series B funding round,

September 7, 2010 Read Full Article

The Missionary Position: The Export of Carbon Guilt to the Developing World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …We see the battle over rural development flashing at other points around the globe, but nowhere

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Energy Grasses Take Center Stage at Ceres Field Day

(PRNewsWire)  Energy industry executives joined investors and policymakers near Houston, Texas earlier today to take a firsthand look at energy grasses

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Global Climate Change

by Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, F. Alayne Street-Perrott, Johannes Lehmann & Stephen Joseph    (Nature Communications)  Production of biochar (the carbon

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

LakeMaster Building Algae-to-Biofuel System

by Joseph Holroyd  (Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, a clean energy technology company headquartered in Rochester, New York, is engaged in

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Pennsylvania Pursues Alternative Fuel JV

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Raytheon Co., Accelergy Corp. of Houston, TX, and A2BE Carbon Capture LLC/Algae at Work, of Boulder, CO

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

One Potato, Two Potato: the Counting of Biomass Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  Following the all-but-certain defeat of a renewal of the ethanol tax credit, left-wing environmental activists, confederated

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

California Team to Receive up to $122 Million for Energy Innovation Hub to Develop Method to Produce Fuels from Sunlight

(US Department of Energy)  California Institute of Technology to lead team in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Praxair Signs 15-Year CO2 Deal with Osage

(Bloomberg/AP)  Industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. said Tuesday it is buying carbon dioxide from Osage Bio Energy for use in

July 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Codexis and CO2 Solution Unveil Carbon Capture Program

(CO2 Solution)  Codexis, Inc., and CO2 Solution Inc., on July 13, 2010, will make the first joint public presentation on their program

July 13, 2010 Read Full Article

A Simpler Path to Cutting Carbon Emissions

by Vinod Khosla (Washington Post)  If our goal is carbon reduction, a cap-and-trade or carbon-pricing bill, with its likely compromises,

July 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Using Carbon to Fight Carbon

by Janneke Pieters (REnewable Energy World)  …CO2 — along with sunlight and water — is needed to grow algae, which

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Better than Coal? War over Carbon Accounting Erupts

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  In Washington, the Environment Working Group has released a study that claims the impacts of

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

ADM Receives $99 Million in Federal Aid for Second Carbon Capture Project

(Herald-Review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. has been selected to receive funding for a second carbon sequestration project that is in addition

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture on the Cheap?

by Michael Kanellos  (GreenTech)   It’s a sulfur scrubber, mineral maker and carbon capture machine all in one. Skyonic, which has developed

June 4, 2010 Read Full Article

RFA: Carbon Accounting Should Be Equitable, Based on Science

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today continued to call into question accounting gimmicks and unproven theories used by

June 4, 2010 Read Full Article

90 US Scientists Demand Revision of Biofuels Carbon Accounting

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, 90 US scientists wrote to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and US Senate Majority

May 25, 2010 Read Full Article

To Fix Carbon, Food, Energy: Fix RuBisCO (The Mother of All Biofuels Challenges)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It was the biochemist Dr. Ganesh Kishore, now the CEO of the Malaysian Life Sciences

May 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal, Releases RFS2

President Barack Obama announced a series of steps his Administration is taking as part of its comprehensive strategy to enhance

February 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Nitrogen Deposition Limits Climate Change Impacts on Carbon Sequestration

(Alpha Galileo)  The role of the forests is assumed to increase in the future, as an important buffer of climate

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Arizona Public Service Co Gets $70.5 mil for Emissions Study

by Ryan Randazzo (Arizona Republic)Arizona Public Service Co. will get $70.5 million in stimulus funds to study cutting greenhouse-gas emissions

September 17, 2009 Read Full Article

25 x ’25 Offers Recommendations to Make Cap & Trade Work with BioSequestration

 The 25x’25 Carbon Work Group (CWG) has been engaged for more than a year in a process of identifying key

September 9, 2009 Read Full Article

Missouri Cooperatives Partner with Universities on Carbon Capture Research

… Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI) and Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEPC) are partnering with Lincoln University and Missouri University

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

China Recruits Algae to Combat Climate Change

by Jonathan Watts (The Guardian)  Chinese firm behind ambitious plan to breed microalgae in greenhouse with the potential to absorb

June 30, 2009 Read Full Article

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