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DOE Falling Short in Assessing Carbon Capture Risks, Audit Says

 by Mike Soraghan (Politico Pro Energywire)  The Government Accountability Office found the department's practices may "undermine the likelihood of project success." -- The Department of Energy needs to do a better job of determining financial and technical risks associated with carbon capture

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Closing in on West Coast Renewable Diesel Supply/Demand Balances

(Stillwater Publications)  In 2022 the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) revised its reporting requirements for renewable fuels to be fully inclusive of the slate of biofuels, including renewable diesel (RD). Previously, only ethanol and biodiesel (BD) were featured in EIA’s biofuel

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Growth Energy Responds to New York Times Citing Lark in Climate Forward Newsletter

(Growth Energy) The letter below was submitted to the editor of the New York Times after a recent subscriber-only newsletter included debunked claims about the environmental impact of bioethanol in a piece about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). A May 2 newsletter on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Evaluation of ARPA-E’s Mission and Goals DEADLINE May 24, 2024

(National Academies) The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) was established in 2009 to ensure U.S. leadership in advanced energy technologies and increase U.S. energy and economic security.  At the request of Congress, the National Academies is organizing a review of ARPA-E to evaluate how well

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For Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Researchers Engineer a Promising Microorganism for Precursor Production

(U.S. Department of Energy) Pseudomonas putida is a useful microorganism for producing the sustainable aviation fuel precursor isoprenol due to its ability to use renewable sources of carbon. -- Sustainable aviation fuels made from renewable sources of carbon could reduce carbon dioxide

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Japanese Media Team Visits U.S. Ethanol Production Chain In Illinois

(U.S. Grains Council) Last week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) led a group of Japanese journalists interested in biofuel production on a tour of several U.S. ethanol plants and organized meetings with supply chain leaders and policymakers to help the Japanese

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NREL Biomass Technology a Cornerstone of SAFFiRE Renewables Biofuel Pilot Plant Going Up in Kansas

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  On its path to opening a facility designed to turn agriculture residue into a scalable biofuel business, SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC plans to break ground on its pilot plant near Liberal, Kansas, in late 2024. In 2023,

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AOA Thursday 5-9-2024 Agriculture of America Podcast

(American Ag Network) On Thursday's AOA, with guest host Mike Adams, we have another busy show today. In Segment One we have Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics to discuss markets and the upcoming WASDE reports. In Segment Two we discuss

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DOE Re-Opens Funding Opportunity for Carbon Dioxide Transport Networks to Manage Carbon Emissions

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda will help connect sources of carbon dioxide to locations for geologic storage or conversion through multiple transport modes --  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and

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Why Is Breaking Down Plant Material for Biofuels So Slow?

by Gail McCormick (Pennsylvania State University) Penn State researchers have revealed how molecular roadblocks slow the breakdown of cellulose, an abundant renewable resource in plants -- Cellulose, which helps give plant cell walls their rigid structure, holds promise as a renewable raw

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U.S. Department of Energy Releases Request for Information to Achieve Off-Road Transportation Decarbonization DEADLINE June 7, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) have jointly released the Progression of Net-Zero Emission Propulsion Technologies for the Off-Road Sector Request for Information (RFI). The purpose of this RFI is to

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has been catalyzing a surge in reports and plans relating to accelerating the transition to biotechnology — including the Bold Goals launched at ABLC 2024, the PCAST

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ChemCatBio Seeks Community Feedback On Local Manufacturing

The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) consortium, wants to hear questions, comments, or concerns to help find ways to increase the benefits and decrease the burden of new industry

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Algae: King Of Renewable Biofuels Or Fad Gone By?

by Grace Wu (Environmental Magazine) In recent years, algae has emerged as a potential renewable and less pollutive energy resource. Some species have high levels of fat, carbohydrates and proteins that can produce up to 30 times more energy than other

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RFA Welcomes 40B Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guidance, But Says Additional Work Needed

(Renewable Fuels Association) The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released today by U.S. Treasury begin to unlock the door for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). However, more work

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Low US Distillate Consumption Reflects Slow Economic Activity, Biofuel Substitution

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily)  U.S. distillate consumption so far this year is lower than usual because of warm winter weather, reduced manufacturing activity, and continued substitution of biofuels in place of petroleum distillate on the U.S. West Coast (PADD 5). As reported

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Federal CCS Task Forces Set to Meet after Yearlong Wait --- May 21-22, 2-24 --- Reston, VA and ONLINE

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) The law signed by then-President Donald Trump in December 2020 established two carbon capture and storage committees. -- Two task forces focused on tackling permitting challenges for carbon capture and storage projects are poised to

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UK Researchers Lead a National Team, Transforming Solid Waste into Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Strickler (University of Kentucky) In a move towards sustainable energy and waste management, the University of Kentucky has launched a pioneering research initiative that seeks to turn everyday trash into high-quality sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Titled "Surface Enhanced Smart Preprocessing

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RFA CEO Honored as Patriotic Employer

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper, an Army veteran, was honored this week by the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve office “for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by

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Biden Administration to Release Low-Carbon Aviation Fuel Tax Credit Model on Tuesday - Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The Biden administration is expected to release a climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. The rule will dictate how ethanol producers can

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Funding Notice: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $17.5 Million to Support Cost-Effective Waste-to-Energy Solutions for Local Communities DEADLINE June 19, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) announced up to $17.5 million in federal funding to develop cost-effective strategies for communities to sustainably manage and recover potential clean energy sources from their waste

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Just Released: 2023 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Highlighting Expert Feedback on BETO's Portfolio -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released its 2023 Project Peer Review Report, a comprehensive summary of stakeholder and subject-matter expert feedback on BETO’s latest research, development, and

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DOE Advisory Panel Offers ‘Sobering’ View on Hydrogen

by Christian Robles and Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire)  Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and other officials outline takeaways on new “clean” hydrogen and natural gas reports. -- A Department of Energy advisory committee said Tuesday that the nascent “clean” hydrogen industry is

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Groundbreaking H2@Scale Project Unveils Hydrogen Proto-Hub

(GTI Energy)  First-of-its-kind facility will foster innovation in the production and deployment of low-carbon hydrogen --  Frontier Energy, Inc., GTI Energy, and the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, today hosted the grand opening of a hydrogen research

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Earth Day Spotlight: BETO Technology Manager Focuses Work on Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental, and Equity Justice Impacts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  ... BETO Technology Manager for Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), Dr. Chenlin Li, is a DOE innovator supercharging the clean energy revolution with a commitment to stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. BETO’s RCR Program focuses on facilitating availability, reducing

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EPA Issues Emergency Fuel Waiver for E-15 Sales 

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) EPA takes action to provide consumers relief at the pump by helping ensure an adequate fuel supply ahead of the upcoming season --  Today, April 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing an emergency fuel waiver to

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Argonne’s Decarbonization Scenario Model Analyzes Ambitious Pathways to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

(Argonne National Laboratory/Business Wire) -While the world would love to have a quick fix, there is no one specific pathway to stop or slow the rate of climate change. “The approach must take into account the transitioning energy demands across the economy,

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U.S. Department of Energy Leads International and Domestic Efforts for Zero-Emissions Shipping by 2050

(U.S. Department of Energy) This week at Singapore Maritime Week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is advancing ambitious decarbonization targets for the maritime transportation sector, both domestically and internationally. DOE is teaming with over 15 government and industry partners in Singapore to foster partnerships and collaborate on

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Current and Future Availability of Sustainable Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oak Ridge National Lab, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, aims to collect, review, and distribute the best available and citable global data on current biomass uses, and potential future availability as consistent as

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DOE Opens $25M Funding Opportunity to Support Tribal Clean Energy Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy has opened a funding opportunity making up to $25 million available to support clean energy technology deployment on Tribal lands. Certain projects fueled by biomass, biogas, renewable natural gas (RNG) or

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BRIDGES Office Hours --- Various dates in April-June 2024 --- ONLINE

Connect with National Laboratory Experts to Energize Your End-of-Year and Summer Bioenergy Learning  -- Receive guidance on implementing innovative, renewable energy summer learning programs based on national laboratory case studies and evidence-based best practices for educators and students! Register today for upcoming

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Attorney General Bird Leads 13-State Lawsuit to Pull the Plug on Biden Electric Vehicle Handout and Defend Ethanol

(Office of Iowa Attorney General) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today led a 13-state coalition in a lawsuit to pull the plug on Biden’s electric vehicle handout and defend ethanol. -- In Biden’s most recent attack in the war on gas vehicles, he

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DOE Announces $18.8 Million to Advance Mixed Algae Development for Low-Carbon Biofuels and Bioproducts DEADLINE May 10, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced the MACRO: Mixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The FOA will award up to $18.8 million to address research and

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Anatomy of a Community Benefits Plan: Using DOE’s Framework to Construct an Impactful CBP

by Alayna Chuney and Vanessa Suarez (Carbon 180) Community benefit plans (CBPs) are required for all Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funding opportunity announcements and loan applications, a move towards codifying community engagement alongside historic clean energy investments.  DOE characterizes

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US EIA Now Publishes Interregional Renewable Diesel Rail-shipment Data

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily) In its March Petroleum Supply Monthly, the U.S. Energy Information Administration introduced data on the interregional movement of renewable diesel. These new data add to its existing tanker- and barge-movement coverage for renewable diesel. With the new data,

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Aemetis Allocated $10.5 Million IRA Section 48C Tax Credits by DOE and IRS for Biofuels Plant Efficiency Projects

(Aemetis/Globe Newswire) Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on low and negative carbon intensity products, today announced that it received an allocation of $10.5 million of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credits by the

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AI is Accelerating Materials Science Discovery and Synthesis Exponentially

by Kent Goeking (LEC Partners/Biofuels Digest) One of the key barriers to the economic and technical success of many advanced energy technologies is the sub-optimum performance of critical inorganic materials used as catalysts, electrodes, dielectrics, and photovoltaics.  Oxide materials in particular,

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources Informational Webinar --- April 16, 2024 --- ONLINE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will host a virtual informational webinar from 1:30pm – 2:30pm ET, on April 16, 2024, on the recently released 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23), an

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Technip Energies and LanzaTech Selected by the US Department of Energy to Receive $200M Investment for Breakthrough, Replicable Decarbonized Ethylene Commercial Facility

(LanzaTech) Technip Energies and LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA) were selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations to begin award negotiations for up to $200 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding as

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BINGO! Words to Live By from ABLC 2024

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Key players in the renewable fuels community gather twice/year at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conferences—ABLC 2024 took place in Washington, DC last week; and the ABLC Next gathering will be in San Francisco in

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Funding the Future: The Impact of Federal Clean Energy Investments --- April 12, 2024 --- ONLINE

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing highlighting the impacts of the latest Department of Energy (DOE) research and innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable transportation. In particular, the briefing will focus on Office of

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The White House Advances Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Leadership with the Launch of the National Bioeconomy Board

by Sarah Glaven (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)   Biotechnology harnesses the power of biology to create new services and products, which provide opportunities to grow the U.S. economy and workforce and improve the quality of our lives and the

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2023 Billion-Ton Report

(U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy KDF) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO's) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is an assessment of renewable carbon resources potentially available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in terms of quantity, price,

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RFA Urges SAF Interagency Working Group to Use a 30-Year Time Period for LUC Calculations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Renewable Fuels association is urging federal officials to use a 30-year time frame to account for land use change (LUC) emissions as they work to complete the upcoming 40BSAF-GREET model, which will be used

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Now Hiring: The Bioenergy Technologies Office Seeks to Fill Three Vacancies!

Are you interested in joining a dynamic team that advances clean energy research, creates cutting-edge technologies, and contributes to a low-carbon U.S. bioeconomy?  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is seeking individuals to join the Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR) and the Data,

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Clean Energy and Fertilizer Production to Strengthen American Farms and Businesses as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Projects Funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs and Create Revenue for Rural Business Owners and Farms --   U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $124 million

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Marquis Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Marquis has become the first well known ethanol producer to step into the world of ethanol-to-jet in a partnership with LanzaJet. The promise and progress, milestones achieved and ahead, were presented by Marquis’ Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim at

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Unlocking the SAF Market

by Tammie Sloup (FarmWeek)  Federal and state policies can catalyze the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market, but all the industry players will need to coordinate efforts to cross that bridge of transition. SAF has been labeled as the future of biofuels, decreasing

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CERAWEEK-Brazil's Raizen Scouting Locations for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant

by Georgina McCartney (Reuters)   Brazil's largest sugar-cane ethanol producer, Raizen, has explored locations in Brazil for an ethanol-based sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant, aiming to build the world's second ethanol-to-jet fuel plant. The proposed project would produce at least 793,000 U.S. gallons

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Terragia Secures $6M to Develop Cost-Competitive, Low-Carbon Biofuel Technology

(Trucking News/Terragia/Business Wire)  The startup expanded its leadership team with climate tech veteran Kristin Brief joining as CEO, Lee Lynd transitions to CTO. -- Terragia Biofuel, a technology startup aiming to drive the next generation of biofuels, today announced it has raised

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New EPA Emissions Rule for Semi-Trucks: EPA Rolls Out World's Toughest Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ... EPA announced new, final national emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles model years 2027 through 2032. Officials stated the new rule would avoid 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions while reducing air pollution for

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Southwest Airlines Acquires SAFFiRE Renewables and Strengthens Focus on Sustainability

(Southwest Airlines) Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces the acquisition of SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC (SAFFiRE) as part of the investment portfolio of its wholly owned subsidiary Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures, LLC (SARV). SARV is dedicated to creating more opportunities for Southwest® to obtain

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Tax Credits and Carbon Capture: How Ethanol Plants Offset Costs

(AgWeb/Pro Farmer)  Ethanol plants are exploring carbon capture technologies to reduce their carbon intensity (CI) scores and qualify for tax credits. Paul Neiffer, via his Farm CPA Report, says the two main methods are point source capture and carbon capture and storage

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Supply Chain Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To meet its defossilization goals, the US needs cost-effective solutions to provide conversion-ready feedstocks. A team of researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have undertaken a project to look at advanced supply system designs that utilize active

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Indicators for Waste-to-Energy Supply Chains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Development of a triple-bottom line sustainability (social, environment, economic) assessment tool for local government to evaluate trade-offs of different organic waste streams and energy conversion strategies can help achieve local/regional policy objectives over the current and

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‘This Will Be Something that People See and Feel’: What to Expect from Biden’s Clean Car Push

by Mike Lee and Jean Chemnick (Politico) The Biden administration is launching its most aggressive regulation to stem tailpipe pollution. --  The transportation rules come as President Joe Biden tries to shed historically low approval ratings as he plunges into a reelection race

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ACT and NREL Forge Alliance to Drive Sustainable Aviation Innovation

(Aviation Climate Taskforce/PR Newswire)  The Aviation Climate Taskforce, Inc. (ACT) and The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have joined forces through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bolster the collaboration and impact of both institutions in driving sustainable

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World Energy Invited to Submit Part II Application for the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee

(World Energy) World Energy, LLC, a low-carbon solutions pioneer and leading SAF producer, today announced it has been invited by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to submit the Part II Application for an approximately $2 billion loan guarantee through the

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars that Position U.S. Companies and Workers to Lead the Clean Vehicle Future, Protect Public Health, Address the Climate Crisis, Save Drivers Money

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Final standards will expand consumer choice in clean vehicles and build on historic progress in U.S. auto manufacturing under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda -- Today, March 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final national pollution

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Global Impacts of Enhancing Domestic Ecosystem Carbon Sinks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 30-50% of the CO2 removals needed for a net zero U.S. economy could come via domestic terrestrial carbon sink enhancements. What’s needed? A project supported by DOE aims to specify U.S. cropland carbon sink strategies and

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Biden Eases EV Rule but Keeps Heat on Automakers

by Mike Lee (E&E News)  The Biden administration released one of several coming car regulations Tuesday, a clean vehicle formula designed to push automakers to build more fuel-efficient or electric vehicles. The Department of Energy softened its “petroleum equivalency factor” after complaints

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Vilsack Accepts Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, accepted the William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy and in his Holmberg Address said that “There’s a competition going on here. There

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is the 4th in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in

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Avoiding SAF Flight Cancellation: Airline Industry, Others Stress Need for Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Take Off

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Airlines and businesses tied to the bioeconomy are stressing how critical the right policies will be to help fully develop a market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that can help create a new market for

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Preprocessing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A team of researchers is working to develop science-based design and operation principles informed by TEA/LCA that result in predictable, reliable, and scalable performance of preprocessing unit operations. The comminution and fractionation manuals that industry needs

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Biofuels Group ClonBio Plans $500m Investment in US Plant

by Caoimhe Gordon (Irish Independent) Irish-owned biofuel and renewables group ClonBio has announced plans to invest $500m (€457m) in a Wisconsin biorefinery plant in a move that will create 1,000 local jobs. ClonBio biorefineries use natural processes to refine grain for use in

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Vilsack: Actions Needed to Assure Biomass Supply

by Jerry Hagstrom (The Hagstrom Report)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said today the government needs to take a number of actions to assure an adequate supply of biomass for the biofuels industry in the future. Vilsack released several reports on the

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US Imports 2nd-Highest Volume of Biobased Diesel in History Last Year, Exports Hit 15-Year High

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daiy)  The U.S. imported more than 863 million gallons of biobased diesel in 2023, the second-highest volume of combined biodiesel and renewable diesel imports on record, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration compiled

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Biden’s 2025 Budget Request Includes Funds in Support of SAF

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) President Joe Biden on March 11 released his $7.3 trillion budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2025. The proposed budgets for the U.S. Department of Energy, USDA and U.S. Department of Transportation all include provisions

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to an Efficient, Cost-Effective Anaerobic Digester

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A high production cost of renewable natural gas results from slow disintegration and hydrolysis of recalcitrant feedstocks in conventional AD leads to low productivity; low methane content of biogas produced from AD requires downstream purification; and

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Biofuels Group ClonBio Plans $500m Investment in US Plant

by Caoimhe Gordon (Irish Independent)  Irish-owned biofuel and renewables group ClonBio has announced plans to invest $500m (€457m) in a Wisconsin biorefinery plant in a move that will create 1,000 local jobs. ClonBio biorefineries use natural processes to refine grain for use in

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Computational Models Can Accelerate and Scale Up Biomass Conversion

(U.S. Department of Energy) Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Computational Science Center are hard at work enabling the conversion of biomass to fuels and products at industrial scale. Computational tools can model biomass conversion at scales ranging from small lab beakers to

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Commercial Scale Federal Funding Options

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Federal funds are available to support commercial-scale projects. However, Different Federal Departments/Agencies can have different priority areas. Some are Restricted to small businesses, some to rural areas. All programs have limits on funding amount, and some

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Research Says Biomass Pretreatment Makes Biofuel Practical

(New Energy and Fuel) A new University of California – Riverside (UCR) study found that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral. The first step, breaking down the plant

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PPL, Affiliate Partners Selected for $72 Million Research Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

(PPL/PR Newswire)  PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced today the company and its research partners have been selected for a $72 million award negotiation by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) to help fund a ground-breaking carbon dioxide

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EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops

by Will Ferguson (Berkeley Lab) A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change. Deciphering the

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Scientists Warn a Poorly Managed Hydrogen Rush Could Make Climate Change Worse

by Kari Lydersen (Energy News Network)  A growing body of scientific research is highlighting the indirect ways hydrogen could worsen climate change — and critics say the risks are largely being ignored by the federal government. -- As the federal government rolls

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Vilsack Says He’s Confident in E15 Emergency Waiver, Discusses USDA’s SAF Advocacy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed confidence that the U.S. EPA will issue an emergency waiver to allow E15 to remain available this summer and discussed the USDA’s ongoing efforts with regard to sustainable aviation fuel

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White House Is Seen Missing Deadline Tied to Jet Fuel Tax Credit

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg News) Administration had set March 1 deadline for carbon model; Ethanol industry hopes to benefit from green jet fuel credits -- The Biden administration is missing a self-imposed deadline for updating a government tool used to

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Apply for Free Faculty Workshop This Spring! Integrating BRIDGES Bioenergy National Laboratory Case Studies --- May 15-17, 2024 --- Lemont, IL Applicaiton DEADLINE March 20, 2024

Apply today to help your students participate in the renewable energy transformation! The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer a free workshop for faculty May 15 – 17, 2024, to help cultivate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways for college

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Clean Cities Coalitions 2022 Activity Report

by Mark Singer, Caley Johnson, and Alana Wilson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) works with local Clean Cities coalitions across the country as part of its Technology Integration Program. These efforts help businesses

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You Can Help Expand Access to Development Capital & Federal Funding to Advance Game-Changing Bioeconomy Projects, … and Mitigate the Climate Crisis

by CJ Evans  (Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition/Project Financing Assistance/Biofuels Digest) You can make a difference. You can raise your voice and make your voice heard … you can help create a grant program within the federal government to provide development capital

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USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Ethanol Report 2-26-24 -- Wrap up of the 29th National Ethanol Conference

(Energy.AgWired.com) The 29th National Ethanol Conference held in San Diego California last week may go down as one of the best and most timely industry meetings ever, setting the stage for major decisions that hang in the balance this year, including

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Airlines Could Abandon Dirty Jet Fuel with Cleaner Biofuels

(MITECHNEWS.com)  In an exciting move toward sustainable fuel, airlines are exploring powering planes with biofuels made from corn and other plants. This would slash aviation pollution and boost American farming, bringing tidy financial and environmental wins, according to The New York Times. Turning

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Unsolicited Proposals, Needed: More Access, More Flexibility, More Funding to Advance Game-Changing Projects

by CJ Evans (Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition/Project Financing Assistance/Biofuels Digest) Time is of the Essence in Addressing the Climate Crisis… every technology and innovation that can help needs to be deployed as rapidly as possible. Unfortunately, five obstacles stand in

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Going for the Benjamins: Here’s How Access to Development Capital Can be Improved

 by CJ Evans (Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition/Project Financing Assistance/Biofuels Digest)  The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition (AFCC) has drafted legislation to create a $500 million development capital grant program in the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Loan Programs Office (LPO). You can help

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EPA, DOE Announce $9.4M to Spur Development of Advanced Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda DEADLINE March 22, 2024

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy today released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for up to $9.4 million for the development of advanced

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Capabilities for MSW to SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) offers technology and expertise to help the U.S. bioenergy industry overcome biomass challenges during scale up and integration of biomass preprocessing facilities. The BFNUF is a congressionally designated, national

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Bioenergy Pioneer Awarded DOE’s Highest Recognition and Leaves an Extensive Legacy in the Renewable Energy Industry

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Kevin Craig retired in December 2023 after nearly two decades of service to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Starting as a chemical engineer analyzing coal and biomass gasification power systems and retiring as the

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RFA Honors Argonne Scientist Michael Wang with 2024 Award of Excellence

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today in San Diego, the Renewable Fuels Association presented its 2024 Award of Excellence to Dr. Michael Wang, an Argonne National Laboratory distinguished fellow, senior scientist, and director of the Systems Assessment Center

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New Research Pathway Uses Renewable Electricity to Produce Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This technology was developed in the BETO-funded CO2RUe consortium mission and can be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel.  -- Identifying routes to efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to an intermediate chemical which can be further upgraded to

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Exclusive: White House Set to Back Tougher Climate Model for Ethanol, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw, Stephanie Kelly and Leah Douglas (Reuters) President Joe Biden's administration is poised to announce an adjustment to its scientific modeling for ethanol that will show the corn-based fuel to be less effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions than

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Lawmakers Urge Use of Sound Science in SAF Carbon Modeling

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  As the Treasury Department March 1 deadline nears to update the GREET model, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers have written to the working group in charge of the changes to asking them to ensure they are basing them

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DOE Announces Up to $100 Million for Pilot-Scale Testing of Advanced Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today (February 12, 2024) announced up to $100 million to help develop a commercially viable carbon dioxide removal industry in the United States.

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Department of Energy Issues Notice of Intent to Fund Mixed Algae and Wet Waste Feedstocks R&D for Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced their intent to issue funding to support research and development (R&D) projects for converting algae and other wet waste feedstocks to low-carbon

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Feedstocks and Advanced Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global feedstock producers in shifting towards low carbon fuels, chemicals and materials — new technologies for yield, better soil and carbon practices, new crops and intermediates, and

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Purpose-Grown Energy Crops: What Drives Feedstock Innovation

by Glenn Farris (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Diges) In the drive towards a clean energy future and a low-carbon energy environment, purpose-grown energy crops will play a major role. At this time and for many years, researchers associated with universities, national

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US Counties Are Blocking the Future of Renewable Energy: These Maps, Graphics Show How

by Elizabeth Weise, Stephen J. Beard, Suhail Bhat, Ramon Padilla, Carlie Procell, Karina Zaiets (USA TODAY)   Across America, local bans, moratoriums and construction impediments are blocking wind and solar energy with increasing levels of red tape.  ... The U.S. has set a goal

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Frederick's February Climate Summit Debrief

by Justin McPherson* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Perfectly aligned with the tradition of First Saturday in Frederick Maryland, this month Mobilize Frederick hosted its 2nd Annual Climate Summit on the beautifully manicured campus of Hood College. Justin McPherson explains renewable fuels to  visitors

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New Genetic Strategy for Preventing Breakdown of Plant Oils Needed for Biofuels and Other Products

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Phys.Org) Biologists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new way to boost the oil content of plant leaves and seeds. As described in the journal New Phytologist, the scientists identified and successfully altered

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Funding Notice: Department of Energy Announces $29 Million to Drive Feedstock Innovation for Clean Energy Production DEADLINE March 14, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced $29 million in funding to drive research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of low-carbon-intensity, purpose-grown energy crops critical to accelerating a clean energy economy. The Regional Resource Hubs for Purpose-Grown Energy Crops funding

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DOE Seeks Information on Industrial Demonstration and Deployment of Carbon Capture Technologies DEADLINE March 14, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy/Carbon Capture Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has released a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks input intended to assist DOE in the planning of priorities and initiatives

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Byproduct of Biofuel Production Shows Potential for Insect Pest Management

by Rob Morrison (PCT) Researchers from the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Michigan State University set out to determine whether byproducts from cellulosic biofuel production could be used to manage an array of

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global hydrogen producers in shifting towards low carbon hydrogen — new technologies for green hydrogen, new carbon capture opportunities to make blue hydrogen, and much more, including

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Now Hiring: BETO Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies on the Conversion Technologies Team!

(U.S. Department of Energy) Are you looking to help enable the widespread adoption of bioenergy technologies that contribute to the decarbonization of the U.S. economy? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is seeking individuals to join the Conversion Technologies subprogram. BETO’s Conversion

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MagLab Collaborates on Sustainable Jet Fuel Research

(National High Magnetic Field Laboratory)  Fuel made from corn harvest waste would reduce greenhouse emissions by 70%. -- Agricultural leftovers could someday help power your air travel. Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are helping to study the feasibility of turning

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Aether Fuels and GTI Energy Announce Partnership and Exclusive Licensing Deal to Accelerate Commercialization of Sustainable Fuels for Aviation and Ocean Shipping

(Aether Fuels/GTI Energy/Globe Newswire) Aether Fuels (Aether) and GTI Energy today announced a partnership and global exclusive licensing agreement to commercialize a scalable and economical solution to produce sustainable fuels from low-value and abundant waste streams. The fuels will help aviation and ocean shipping

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On the Ground in Colorado, NREL Is Simulating Sustainable Aviation Fuel Combustion during Flight

by Erik F. Ringle (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Laboratory Supports Industry in Fine-Tuning Sustainable Aviation Fuel Chemistry Ahead of Seeking Approval for Widespread Airplane Use -- ... But changes are coming for jet fuel, and the aviation industry is actively inviting

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

(U.S. Department of Energy)  15 teams are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition.  --  Finalist teams were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored the required 10-page research synopsis that

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Energy Earthshots: The Frontier of Climate Innovation --- February 1, 2024 --- Washington, DC and ONLINE

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing about the Department of Energy’s Energy Earthshots, which are designed to rapidly break down market barriers and scale up innovation in eight key sectors to address the climate crisis.

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Improving Operability in Cold Temperatures

by Scott Fenwick (Clean Fuels Alliance America/Biobased Diesel Daily)   The latest edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is a valuable resource for those who blend, distribute or use biodiesel. Winter comes with plenty of transportation challenges, from frozen roads

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CLIMBING. FAST. Debuts on Capitol Hill

(CLIMBING. FAST.)  The CLIMBING. FAST. advocacy campaign was recently introduced to Congress during a meeting of the House Climate Solutions Caucus – co-chaired by Reps. Andrew Garbarino (R-2-NY) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-6-PA) – which works to combat climate change, while also

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LanzaJet Celebrates Grand Opening of Freedom Pines Fuels Plant, the World's First Ethanol to Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Facility Government, Corporate, and Community

(LanzaJet/PR Newswire) Leaders Mark Historic Milestone as LanzaJet Launches Ground-breaking Next-Gen SAF Technology -- LanzaJet, a leading sustainable fuels technology company and sustainable fuels producer, today joined government officials, industry leaders, partners, and supporters to open LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels, the world's

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New Funding Available to Small Businesses for Clean Energy Research and Development DEADLINE February 2, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced new funding to small businesses for innovative clean energy technologies as part of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Eligible small businesses can apply to receive up to

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EPA Sends Vehicle Emissions Reduction Plan to White House for Review

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent to the White House for review its proposal to finalize sweeping emissions cuts for new cars and trucks through 2032 that could drastically boost electric vehicle sales, a document made

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New Software Simulates the Impact of Alternative Fuels for Freight Trains

by Travis Williams (VT News)  Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute recently created the nationwide multi-train simulation software, NeTrainSim, to show the impacts of a countrywide shift away from diesel. --  What would it look like if freight trains across the

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CFDC Comments on DOE EV Proposal that Could Favor China

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition) : The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) submitted comments last week on the Department of Energy’s recent proposed guidance defining “foreign entity of concern” (FEOC), urging the agency to close loopholes that would allow electric vehicle batteries

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Interagency Group Releases New Report to Strengthen a Data-Driven U.S. Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Biden-Harris Administration announced the release of Vision, Needs, and Proposed Actions for Data for the Bioeconomy Initiative, a report on advancing biotechnology; improving U.S. data infrastructure and accessibility; and sustainably growing the bioeconomy across the nation's climate,

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You Can’t Fly with Lead Wings, or Corn Ethanol’s SAF CI Problem

by Steven Slome, Jia Ming Ong and Matthew Morton (NexantECA/Biofueld Digest)  ... Accordingly, the main tool for achieving the goal of aviation decarbonization is currently liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).  SAF production is poised to grow significantly, supported by governmental measures such

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As 40B GREET Deadline Looms, RFA Offers Recommendations for SAF Emissions Modeling

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter submitted  to the Biden administration today, the Renewable Fuels Association laid out recommendations for ensuring that the best available science and data are used in determining eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit established in

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel. Charts and Graphs Included

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  ... Biofuels overall account for a small but growing share of US transportation energy. Figure 2 shows that petroleum supplies 94 percent of US transportation energy while biofuels are 6 percent. Of the biofuels,

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OptiFuel’s Total-Zero™ 5600 hp RNG-Electric Line Haul Locomotive and RNG-Powered Tender Are on Track for Testing at the Federal Railroad Administration’s Transportation Technology Center

(OptiFuel Systems) Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Produced from 100% Existing USA Organic Waste Streams, is the Only Readily Available Turnkey Renewable Fuel with Negative Carbon Intensity, has the Lowest Cost, and can be Conveniently Accessed Through Existing Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

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Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - Clean Fuels & Products Shot: Supporting Carbon Utilization Products via Electrochemical Conversion and Refinery Retrofitting

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On December 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) issued a notice of intent (NOI) to provide funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for large-scale conversion of carbon emissions into

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GTI Energy Selected for Award from the U.S. Department of Energy to Demonstrate Industrial Carbon Capture

(GTI Energy)  GTI Energy and U. S. Steel will test innovative solutions for the readiness of carbon capture technology for widescale deployment in industrial applications --  GTI Energy, a leader in carbon management technologies, has been selected for new funding from the

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Big Green? The Clean Energy Leader Enraging Environmentalists

by Timothy Cama (E&E News Greenwire) ... “We are moving from kind of a clean-versus-dirty, renewables-versus-fossil imagination of this kind of bifurcated energy industry to the reality that these are big companies with both renewable and fossil assets,” (Jason) Grumet, a

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DOE Office of Technology Transitions Lab Call Concept Papers DEADLINE January 16, 3:00 p.m. ET

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Core Laboratory Infrastructure for Market Readiness (CLIMR) Lab Call. An estimated $37.7M–$44.7M is expected to be available to fund all projects solicited in

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Top Energy Lobby Group Unleashes 8-Figure Ad Campaign in Support of US Production ahead of 2024 Election

by Thomas Catenacci (FOXBusiness)  White House pushing EV regulations on auto makers -- Oil industry CEO warns energy crisis may be on horizon without proper policies  --  The American Petroleum Institute (API), the nation's top fossil fuel industry group, is launching an eight-figure

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US Imports Record Volume of Biodiesel from Spain in October

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  The U.S. imported more biodiesel from Spain in October 2023 than ever before, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In October, the U.S. received more than 13.3 million gallons from Spain. This marks

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CAER, Chemistry Researchers Awarded US Department of Energy Grant to Develop Biofuel Technology

by Dave Melanson (University of Kentucky)  Researchers at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and the Department of Chemistry have received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance their innovative biofuels research. The project is titled “Robust Engineered Catalysts

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Developing Guidance for Life Cycle Analysis of Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) --- January 16, 2024 --- ONLINE

Biomass carbon removal and storage (BiCRS) encompasses a wide range of strategies to source sustainably produced biomass via natural photosynthesis, process the biomass into durable products, and manage the embedded or transformed biogenic carbon for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) via

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Norfolk Southern Aims to Slash Emissions with Greater Use of Biofuels

by Joanna Marsh (Freight Waves) NS sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for 2027 and 2034 -- Fuel management and consumption will be a key means to reduce GHG emissions, as fuel accounts for over 90% of NS’ scope 1 and 2

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The Path to Higher Blends—Artificial Barriers Limiting Us to 10 percent

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  ... While almost all gasoline now contains 10 percent ethanol, we are easily producing enough that the base gasoline in the United States could absorb at least 12-15 percent. And, if

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Crazy for Carbon

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)    As is often said when it comes to football, it starts with the basics – blocking and tackling. Trick plays, end arounds and flea flickers are nice but without the basics

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Don’t Miss Out as DOE Internship and Fellowship Program Deadlines Approach! DEADLINES vary from January-February f2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Internships and fellowships can be vital ways to gain real-world experience and training, and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has programs available for interested applicants. Students from high school to technical and community colleges to university

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Webinar: The Future of Hydrogen Hubs Unlocked: $7 Billion in DOE Funding Unfolded --- January 10, 2024 --- ONLINE

As the clean hydrogen sector gears up to become a multi-billion-dollar industry in the next decade, it faces a unique challenge: aligning supply with demand. This hurdle is precisely what the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aims to tackle by

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New BRIDGES Bioenergy Case Studies Resources Are Available for Your 2024 Curriculum!

(U.S. Department of Energy) New resources and 2024 Office Hours are available to help educators incorporate the Bioenergy Research and Education Bridge (BRIDGES) Program into their classroom curricula. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL),

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to World Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World Energy is a low-carbon solutions provider focused on helping the world’s leading companies make their net-zero commitments real. Our solutions Include sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, and renewable naphtha, with plans to create renewable propane

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New Tax Credits for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in U.S. Raise Concerns in Korea

by Choi Hyun-jae and Choi Jieun (Pulse)  ... These rules are likely to have a ripple effect on the Korean refining sector as the U.S. currently relies on Korea for more than half of its jet fuel imports. According to the U.S.

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Biden Admin Unveils Tax Rules for ‘Clean’ Hydrogen Public Comment DEADLINE February 26, 2024

by Brian Dabbs (Politico Pro Energywire) The guidance for the 45V tax credit aims to cut emissions produced by the industry. -- The Treasury Department released heavily anticipated tax guidance Friday that would force companies to use low-carbon or zero-emissions energy to

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Co Derry Jobs Boost Announced by Biofuel Firm Working with NASA

by Shauna Corr (Belfast Live)  They plan to make sustainable fuel from landfill waste at a new Northern Ireland plant -- A biofuel company working with NASA has announced plans to open a £9 million Co Derry plant on a landfill site creating

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Timeline 2024: 28 Sustainability Policies, Guidelines and Targets to Track

by Elsa Wenzel (GreenBiz) ... The business of sustainability continues to evolve rapidly. Here are the most important changes to expect in the coming year. Below are some defining moments that will drive change in the business of sustainability in the

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U.S Department of Energy Awards Team Led by Ginkgo Bioworks Funding to Develop Algal Crop Protection Solutions

(Ginkgo Bioworks)  Algae-based biotechnology can be used to drive forward clean energy solutions, such as sustainable aviation fuel, yet scaling algal biotechnologies for such purposes faces major barriers; The DOE has awarded a Ginkgo-led team — which also includes partners from Pacific

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DOE Announces $59 Million to Advance the National Clean Hydrogen Strategy

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Department of Energy (DOE) today released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $59 million to accelerate the research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) of affordable clean-hydrogen technologies. Projects supported by this funding will reduce

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DOE Issues Notice of Intent to Advance Low Carbon Feedstocks for Clean Energy Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office announced its notice of intent (NOI) to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will drive the research and development (R&D) of low-carbon, purpose-grown energy crops leading to the deployment

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US Rules Could Force Early Production Halt to Some Gas Vehicles -Letter

by David Shepardson (Reuters) A group representing major automakers urged the Biden administration to make significant changes to three proposed vehicle rules, warning they could force car companies to hastily stop building some gas-powered vehicles. The administration has proposed, among others, stringent

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RFA Welcomes Recognition of GREET Model in SAF Tax Credit Guidance

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Treasury Department today released guidance regarding the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The guidance clarifies that a soon-to-be-updated version of the Department of Energy’s GREET model will be among the methodologies used

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Dimensional Energy Secures $20 Million Series A Funding

(Dimensional Energy/Business Wire) Global leader in carbon utilization technology will use funds to accelerate sustainable aviation fuel production and the decarbonization of our economy. -- Dimensional Energy, Inc., a global leader in cutting-edge carbon utilization technology, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production and

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Carbon Removal, at County Scale

by Charlotte Levy  (Carbon 180/Medium) Roads to Removal charts the future of US carbon removal through a magnifying glass -- Roads to Removal is the latest brainchild of the Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — and it’s unlike any report

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Reducing Carbon Emissions through U.S. Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Reyhaneh Shenassa (U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. transportation sector, including cars, trucks, airplanes, ships, and trains, accounts for 34% of the nation’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is a significant driver of climate change. While the commercial aviation industry is an important

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