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IPPCA Opposes Increase in Diesel Biofuel Component

by R.J.N. Ignacio (Business World)  THE Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association (IPPCA) opposed the plan of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to increase the biofuel component in diesel to B5 from

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Nosak Group Set to Invest in Edo State: Invites Officials for a Tour of Its Facilities

(Bella Naija)  In line with the goal of supporting the Federal Government’s backward integration agenda, Nosak Group hosted officials from the Edo State Government for a facility tour in Lagos State as a

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Isuzu Ready to Modify Vehicles for B20 Biodiesel Compatibility if Thai Govt Offers Incentives

(The Nation)  Isuzu is ready to carry out modifications on its products for B20 biodiesel fuel compatibility in Thailand if the government supports the policy and offers tax cuts in order

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethiopia: Private Sector Promise for Biofuel

by Behailu Ayele (AllAfrica/Addis Fortune)  … A new bill is in the works to allow the involvement of the private sector in development, production, distribution and the sale of biofuel energy.

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Agri-Tech Can Turn African Savannah into Global Food Basket – African Development Bank

(African Development Bank Group)  The African Development Bank is championing a new regional and global effort to transform the African Savannah from a “Sleeping Giant” to the cradle of the continent’s

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Minister Launches BEACON Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre and National Pilot Biorefining Facility

(University College Dublin Innovation) €28 million in total invested in BEACON and National Bioeconomy Campus;  Launch at Lisheen part of inaugural Bioeconomy Ireland Day  —  Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Canada Clarifies Concerns, Statements on Proposed Clean Fuel Standard

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN PressWire)  A recent federal decision to prioritize liquid fuels in the Clean Fuel Standard addresses many stakeholder concerns but misunderstanding of regulation continues  —  Canada’s national industry voice for

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Boost Farm Income, Energy Security, Help Create Jobs: PM Modi

by Utpal Bhaskar  (Live Mint)  Centre plans to invest Rs 10,000 crore and build 12 biofuel refineries  —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said biofuels will help boost farm income, aid India’s

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Hasn’t the US Put a Price on Carbon Yet?

by Hugh C. Welsh (Real Clear Energy)  It’s time to rethink how our country approaches carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the use of fossil fuels. Right now, we know that the

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Finally, Progress for Port

(NewsPressNow.com)  From 2001 to now, multiple government entities spent at least $4 million developing and upgrading the facilities of the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority. And for what? Well, for starters,

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Enhance Strategic Partnership with Boeing

 (ANTARA News) The Trade Ministry seeks to enhance strategic partnerships with the US, including with the world`s largest aircraft manufacturer Boeing, which is expected to be mutually beneficial to both

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC Pledges 5 Million Jobs With Bio-Fuels Soon

(NTA)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to alleviate the unemployment levels in the country. The Group Managing

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Argentina Looking at 27% Bioethanol Blend – Report

(Renewables Now) The Argentine government is looking at lifting the volume of ethanol in gasoline to 27%, Energia Estrategica reported this week. Following Mauricio Macri’s election as president, the bioethanol

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Proposed Biofuel Plant Worrying Neighbors

by Morgan Downing (KAKE) … VNA Corporation wants to build a biofuel plant north of Wellington.  The company plans on harvesting natural gas from wheat stalk. It says it will be new source

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Taking Steps to Ease Crude Import Cost, Focusing on Biofuels: Pradhan

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  The government is taking various measures, including focusing on biofuels, to ease the cost of crude oil import, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. He told the Lok Sabha

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Joint Venture Company Formed for Execution of NRL’s Bio Refinery Project

(Numaligarh Refinery Limited)  Numaligarh Refinery Limited has taken a giant step forward by establishing a joint venture, Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt. Limited (ABRPL) with equity participation of  M/s Chempolis Oy of Finland and M/s

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Stubble Burning: Punjab to Manufacture Bio-CNG from Paddy Straw

(Economic Times Energy World)  Seven bio-mass power plants are already underway in the state, but now steps have been taken in the direction of Bio CNG/bio-ethanol from paddy straw, the minister

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Request for Information: Forest Industry Technologies DEADLINE: July 20, 2018

(Biobased Maine/Maine Technology Institute)  The Maine Technology Institute is collecting publicly available information on technologies that could be deployed within Maine’s forest industry. The purpose of this RFI is to encourage

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

RICanada and Advanced Biofuels Canada Demonstrate Significant Positive Impacts from Clean Fuel Standard

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the country’s two largest biofuels stakeholders—Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), together representing almost 50 member companies—have released the results of a

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

First Fuel Shipments in a Decade Leave Port of Milwaukee This Spring, Raising Concerns

by Lee Bergquist (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)   … Ethanol is being shipped out of the port this spring — the first time either ethanol or petroleum products have moved out of the port

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

State Government of Queensland : E10 Fuel Keeps on Catching on in Queensland

(4-Traders) One in five Queensland passenger vehicles is now using petrol with 10 per cent ethanol – a carbon reduction comparable to taking approximately 13,000 cars off the road. Energy Minister

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Stakeholders Talk Renewable Fuels With Lawmakers

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Stakeholders from across the North American renewable natural gas (RNG) industry descended on Capitol Hill today (May 15, 2018) for more than 65 meetings with federal

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Report Looks at Stimulating BioSNG Investment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new report, commissioned by Cadent and carried out by Ernst & Young has examined what market framework, mechanisms and incentives would be needed to roll out bioSNG (bio-substitute

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Key to Success of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard

by Renewable Industries Canada (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders—Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada, together representing almost 50 member companies—released the results of a new study

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build and Operate Kompogas® Plant to Turn Jönköping’s Organic Waste into Vehicle Fuel

(Hitachi Zosen Inova)  Hitachi Zosen Inova is to build Scandinavia’s second Kompogas® facility in Jönköping, Sweden. It will use a dry fermentation process to convert around 40,000 metric tons of organic

May 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Hunter Pilot Biorefinery Receives Go-Ahead Following Three-Year Blueprint

(New Castle Herald/Muswellbrook Chronicle) Muswellbrook will soon be home to a $30 million purpose-built biofuel facility, following a $4.6 million investment from the NSW Government. The funding allows the construction of

May 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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

(European Investment Bank)  New financing initiative targets investments by private cooperatives and companies in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector; The EIB financing will amount to EUR 400m and is expected to back

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientists Say California Can Get Tougher on Clean Fuels

(Union of Concerned Scientists/Biodiesel Magazine)  California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Cleaner Cars Create Jobs — New Study Shows Strong Vehicle Standards Boost Economy

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Vehicle efficiency and emissions standards are a remarkably successful policy, delivering cleaner cars every year, saving drivers money at the pump, and reducing the pollution that causes

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Bioproducts: A Growth Industry for Australia

(Bioenergy Australia)  The massive economic, social and environmental benefits that can be delivered to Australians through the creation of a strong bioenergy industry could be lost without clear government strategies. Increased

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 Release

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  According to BIO, the global economic value today of the biobased economy – including industrial biotechnology, renewable chemicals and polymers, biofuels, enzymes and biobased materials – is

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Biobased Economy Report Indicates Potential for Rural Prosperity with Renewable Chemicals

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Pharmiweb)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today applauded USDA’s release of a new report, “Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy.” The report measures substantial economic growth, job creation, and household income

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Op-Ed: Biofuel from Sugarcane – Why Is SA Not Rushing Ahead?

by Chris Ward (Daily Maverick)  Support for diversification of the sugar industry provides a superb and immediate opportunity for the government of South Africa under its new president to create thousands

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Stop the Attacks on Farmers, Homegrown Energy

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner)  This January, I authored a column defending President Trump and rural champions in Congress who had come under attack by refineries for their support of American-made biofuels. A

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

BIO Publishes Fact Sheet on the U.S. Biobased Economy: Economic Impact

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  The biobased economy is approaching a tipping point in its growth and maturation. A number of biotech companies have successfully commercialized technologies for renewable chemicals, built biorefineries and created

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

California Biofuel Event Showcases Dynamics of Evolving Industry

(The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance /Biodiesel Magazine)  At the California Advanced Biofuels Conference March 1 in Sacramento, Jennifer Case, chair of California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, gave her annual address to a packed

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Impressions of the State of the Industry from ABLC 2018

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “A smidgen more hopeful that it has been for a few years,” said one advanced biofuels industry long-timer.  “I don’t understand why it feels

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

UIA Enters $70 Billion Development Deal with Malaysian Firm

by Bridget Asiimwe (The Observer)  Uganda Investment Authority has entered a multi-billion deal with a Malaysian firm with an aim of transforming the country into a green economy by 2040 through

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC, Kogi to Produce 84 Million Litres of Bio-fuel

(Nigerian Natinal Petroleum Company)  Sign MoU on Fuel-Ethanol Project to Create 2 Million Jobs  —  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Kogi State Government have executed a Memorandum of

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Groups Urge Trump to Maintain the Integrity of the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Representatives of the U.S. farming community are speaking out ahead of a Feb. 27 White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard, urging President Donald

February 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Boosted Minnesota’s Economy By $2.1 Billion In 2017

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota’s ethanol industry remained robust in 2017, contributing $2.17 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP). In a new study by ABF Economics, the ethanol industry in Minnesota produced

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness that rose as a result. Questions have been raised as

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Expected Drop in Farm Income Highlights Need for Biofuels, RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s February 2018 Farm Income Forecast predicts net farm income will decline by or 6.7 percent this year. According to Growth Energy, the expected

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis Finds U.S. Ethanol Industry Making ‘Significant Contribution to the Economy’

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The U.S. ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported 358,779 jobs in 2017, according to a new study conducted by ABF Economics. The

February 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley: RFS Has Minimal Impact on Success of Refineries

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has released a memo produced by his energy policy staff that finds that Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements and the cost

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Bankrupt Refiner Made Missteps

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Times)  The oil industry’s campaign to undermine the growth of domestically produced renewable fuels such as ethanol has certainly been ramped up lately. Today they’re

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s the Real Story behind Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ Bankruptcy, Crude Oil, and the Renewable Fuel Standard?

by Joelle Simonpietri (Biofuels Digest)  On Jan 21st 2018, Carlyle-backed Philadelphia Energy Solutions(PES), the largest refinery complex on the U.S. east coast at 335,000 barrels per day, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, blaming Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiner Bankruptcy Adds to Pressure to Overhaul Biofuel Program

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biofuel mandate overhaul mulled by Congress after bankruptcy; Unions and Pennsylvania politicians seek immediate action  —  The bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the biggest refiner on the

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Bolivia Announces Intent to Establish E10 Mandate at USGC Seminar

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council. Bolivian Vice President Garcia

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Plant Development Expected to Begin at Ontonagon Paper Mill

by Jan Tucker (Your Daily Globe)   A public announcement of the construction and development of a $300 million advanced biofuels plant at the site of the closed paper mill in Ontonagon is “expected

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Refiners Attack President Trump at Their Peril

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … But some petroleum companies seem to be taking their influence for granted, and that could prove their undoing with a

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Time to Reform Renewable Fuel Policies for the Public Interest

by Aaron Smith and Vernon Smith (The Hill)    … But while cellulosic biofuel can be produced from inedible plant sources such as switchgrass and corn stover, currently no commercially viable

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure: Enabling Europe’s Bioeconomy

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) From October 10th -11th the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) celebrated 10 years in Brussels, Belgium, as it plays a

November 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Marketing Sustainability: How Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) Are Planning to Take Flight

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Flying in Formation: Since the first test flight almost 10 years ago, there have been over 40,000 commercial flights supported by four international airports

October 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Interview — Growing Food or Fuel on Our Land?

(European Environment Agency)  Only a decade ago, biofuel production from plants was hailed as an ecological alternative to fossil fuels. Recently, it has come to be seen as competing with

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Ninth Annual Green Innovation Index Finds California Clean Economy Thriving but Emissions-Reduction Challenges Loom

(Business Wire/Next 10)  As California’s economy continues to grow, the state’s carbon footprint continues to shrink, albeit at a slower pace than in earlier years due in part to a

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Environmental and Economic Goals Not in Conflict, New Study Claims

(Bioenergy Insight) New research claims that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in urban areas results in increased pollution emissions, without disrupting the economic growth resulting from

August 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

NDSU: Ethanol Contributes $623.4 Million to ND Economy Annually

by Haley Olson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota’s ethanol industry contributes $623.4 million to the economy annually, according to a report from the North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy

by James Wilt (Renewable Energy World)  A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Launches Cassava Out-Grower Programme for Bioethanol Project

(Biofuels International)  Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has commenced work on a cassava out-grower programme to provide sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Strengthening Value Chain Linkages to Improve Profitability and Sustainability of Cassava Production Systems in SE Asia

by Jonathan Newby (Capacities Development for Agriculture Innovation System (CDAIS))    Throughout Southeast Asia, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an increasingly

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Ethanol Producers and Automakers Sign Cooperation Accord

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto)  … Sugar cane-based ethanol, besides powering electricity generation, manages to capture 90% of CO2 emissions throughout its

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

QRFA and AgForce Align Industry Partnership

(AgForce Queensland)  The Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Inc (QRFA), have signed a partnership agreement today with AgForce, Queensland’s peak organisation

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Alexander & Baldwin Partners with TerViva on Energy Crop Project in Central Maui

(Alexander & Baldwin/PR Newswire)  High-yield pongamia grows sustainably, uses less water and fertilizer than other crops  —  Alexander & Baldwin,

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Annastacia Palaszczuk US Tour: Premier Touts Queensland’s $1 Billion Biofuels Industry

by Sarah Vogler (Courier-Mail)  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has launched a new plan to bolster the biomedical sciences industry in Queensland

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Queensland Government Invests Big in Biorefinery

(Biofuels International)  The government of Queensland, Australia has announced it will inject $8.64 million (€5.8 million) into a proposed $50

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Tackling Climate Change Will Boost Economic Growth, OECD Says

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that the integration

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel Boost Bottom Line for Farmers

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  … Kelly Brunkhorst, executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board said, “You’re talking about 1,300 direct

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

New Facility Brings Biodiesel Blending to Western South Dakota

(NewsCenter1.tv)  … The automated skid system receives biodiesel fuel from rail cars and stores it. Utilizing a code, contracted customers can

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Economic Value of RNG in California

by RNG Coalition (Biomass Magazine) A new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas could create up

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Old Town Mill Eyed for Full-Scale Plant to Turn Wood Pulp into Ingredient for Diesel, Jet Fuel

by Tux Turkel (Portland Press Herald)  ‘The biggest obstacle now is financing,’ says Stephen Fitzpatrick, president of Biofine Technology LLC,

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Are Part of an ‘America First’ Energy Plan

by Brian Jennings (The Hill/American Coalition for Ethanol)   … By every measure, increasing the production and use of homegrown renewable

May 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Vital to Indiana

by Ralph Kauffmann (Kokomo Tribune)  … So many of these factors can take a big chunk out of my bottom line,

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Shows Economic Impact Of Ethanol & Biodiesel Production

(KIWARadio.com)  Northwest Iowa — With two ethanol plants within 18 miles of Sheldon, this area is one of the leading

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Moving the Point of Obligation Is the Latest Misguided Ploy to Undermine the RFS

by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (The Hill)  Six billion gallons. That is the approximate amount of

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

BioApplied: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Nova Scotia’s Biorefinery Initiative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s a biorefinery initiative in Canada’s Atlantic region (first initiated in Nova Scotia but expanding regionally).

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Biofuel Save Maine’s Timber Industry?

by Darren Fishell (Bangor Daily News)  The company EMEP LLC wants to buy the shuttered East Millinocket paper mill to

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Is Nigeria’s New Economy –Shidok, PPPRA Boss

(The Sun) From Uche Usim, Abuja  —  When the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, assumed office in

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

11 Companies Advance in Maine’s Born Global Challenge

At ABLC 2017, Maine’s Born Global Challenge named Core Biofuels, DMC, CRI, D4 Energy Group, Concord Blue, Ark Power Dynamics, NuFuels,

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Brings $2 Billion Per Year to Minnesota’s Economy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry continued to boost Minnesota’s economy in 2016, contributing $1.98 billion to the

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Fueling Comeback of Agriculture: Commitment to Biofuels Can Help Reinvigorate Farm Economy

by Jeff Broin (POET/Journal Gazette)  … Plummeting farm income, falling land values and depressed commodity prices over the last few years

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

CPAC Panel: Ethanol Regs Aren’t Helping Corn Belt Economies

by Andrew Follett (The Daily Caller News Foundation)  Members of the Conservative Political Action Conference panel “Energy Rationing: The Tragic,

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Study: U.S. Ethanol Industry Makes “A Significant Contribution to the Economy”

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported nearly 340,000

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump at the Renewable Pump: Will He Bump, Thump or Dump?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Let’s look at the letter behind the headlines. “Rest assured that your president and this

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol, the Key to Recovery of the Farm Economy

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  The U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

$185M Biofuel Agreement Will Mean ‘Major Changes,’ Botwood Mayor Says

by Chris Ensing (CBC News) Botwood is one step closer to an economic boost that the mayor hopes could bring financial stability to

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Novia Scotia Has ‘Strong Potential’ to Produce Advanced Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an advanced

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Underdog Industry Rallies for Continued Growth at Annual Event

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … Every drop of biofuels required by RFS to diversify the U.S. transportation fuel supply means

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

How a Biofuels Phase-Out Would Hit Europe’s Struggling Farmers

by Mark Chesworth (Vivergo Fuels/Politico)  Growers in the EU are helping meet climate and energy goals. Don’t abandon them now

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA Releases New Report on Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Balance of Ethanol

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline,

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Interest Cracks the Ton

(My Sunshine Coast)  A whopping 100 companies have indicated interest in biorefining in Queensland, as the 18 January deadline looms

January 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Economics of Forest Biomass Raise Hurdles for Rural Development

(Oregon State University)  The use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Says Energy Regulations Are Hurting Economic Growth. The Evidence Says Otherwise.

by Vivek Wadhwa and Mark Muro (The Washington Post)  … The assumption they are making is that economic growth depends upon increasing

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Senator’s View: Strong Biofuel Industry Builds Economy, Lessens US Dependence

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Duluth News Tribune)  Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels: Good Policy and Good Politics For Democrats

by Jon Soltz (VoteVets.org)  … (A)s a veteran who has worked to elect progressive leaders from across the country, let

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

The Port of Amsterdam Pursues a Bio-based, Circular Economy

by John J. Berger (Renewable Energy World)  … According to its Vision 2030 statement, the port seeks to become “an innovative hub for

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Security Benefits Found in African Biofuels Production

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall

October 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

October 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Letters: A Fortune in Biofuels Being Left on the Table

by LeRoy Deichman (Herald-Whig)  Existing intellectual property and current production practices hold the promise to enable Missouri’s 5th District to produce

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Commissioners Updated on New Factory Coming to Clearfield

by Jeff Corcino (The Progress)  …  Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Continental Carbonic Products Inc., a producer and

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels

September 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region.

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Commerce Department Invests More Than $4 Million In Maine, Deploys Interagency Team To Help Strengthen State’s Forest Economy

(U.S. Economic Development Administration)  U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Recharge Wrap-up: Pikes Peak Tesla Abandoned at Supercharger, Gen. Wesley Clark Champions Ethanol

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog) …  General Wesley Clark argued in support of ethanol at the Democratic National Convention. While some

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Empowering Farmers through Route of Ethanol

by Ajay Jha (Indian Cooperative)  Believing that ethanol is a game changer, a group of ministers sat this weekend to

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol: Dream big

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  … Let’s revive S.D.’s leadership for big vision, good business policies by putting state-owned non-flex fuel

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Column: Clean Energy Fuels Our Economy

by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (Daily Globe)  …  The United States can’t sit on the sidelines and depend on foreign

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Contributed $2.1 Billion to Minnesota’s Economy in 2015

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.13 billion to the state’s gross domestic product in 2015, according to a

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA’s RFS Proposal Risks Ending America’s Rural Renaissance

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse) When President George W. Bush signed the law creating the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2005 to

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Premier Plugs Business and Biofuels at Economic Forum

by Emma McBryde (Sunshine Coast Daily)  … A biofuels project aimed at boosting the industry will come under the spotlight when the

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Seaweed Farming: An Alternative Livelihood for Coastal Communities

by Dr Gloria Naa Dzama Addico & Mr Kweku Amoako Atta deGraft-Johnson (Graphic Online)  When one economic activity is on the

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Group Protests Methane Plant in West End

by Deborah Yetter (Courier-Journal)  A spirited group of protesters marched more than 20 blocks along West Broadway Sunday afternoon to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA, TDA Announce Seed Funding to Ignite Agri-Tech Entrepreneurship

(Tennessee Department of Agriculture)  The next great business idea just may come from rural Tennessee. USDA Rural Development and the

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

North Set to Be Biofuel Capital

by Charlie Peel (Townsville Bulletin)  Up to 30 mini biofuel plants could be rolled out across North Queensland as part of

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Has Positive Impact on Rural Nebraska

by Eric Kamler Geneva (The Independent/Journal-Star)  This month marks the 10th anniversary since President George W. Bush signed the Renewable

August 17, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Essential to Michigan’s Thumb

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfields Ag News)  The general manager of POET’s Michigan based ethanol plant says the Caro facility has

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

POET Drives $13.5B in Economic Impact in 2014: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Dakota, POET released its first-ever economic impact study, and reported that in 2014

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Ricketts: Danish Company’s Interest in Nebraska Expansion Cooled after EPA’s Ethanol Proposal

by Russell Hubbard (World-Herald)   Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said on the last day of his European trade mission that federal

June 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of Minnesota

John M. Urbanchuk and Stuart D. Norvell (Agriculture and Biofuels Consulting, LLP/ Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   From the farm to the fuel

May 8, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Lisa Hughes, Industrial Biotechnology Industry Specialist, DEED

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development(DEED)is the state’s principal economic development agency. … My

May 8, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Reveals Wide-Ranging Economic Impact of Ethanol Production

(Renewable Fuels Association)  At this year’s National Ethanol Conference, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a new ABF Economics study

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Looking beyond Incentives

by Scott Jamieson  (Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Executives from Canada’s biofuels industry are looking at efficiencies and diversification as tools to

December 3, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Ben Thorp, Chairman, Bioenergy Deployment Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Currently we are evaluating the underlying technologies that are involved in the 85 million

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Study Shows Ethanol Impact on Retail AG Service Sales

(North Dakota Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol production in North Dakota generates significant income for retail agricultural service and supply

November 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Midlands Voices: Renewable Fuels Are Homegrown Success

by John Hansen (Nebraska Farmers Union/Omaha.com)  … When Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development examined the impact the

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Help Boost Sustainable Transport and Support Rural Development in Africa: GRFA

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, as the first African Sustainable Transport Forum gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, the Global Renewable

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Robust Economic Opportunities in the U.S. Biobased Economy

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Industry Organization)  A report released a couple of weeks ago by the USDA’s BioPreferred Program,

October 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Meetings to Examine Biofuel Production

(GSA Business) The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance will host two meetings this week as part of a $150,000 federal grant program aimed

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be

August 13, 2014 Read Full Article

The Impact of Ethanol Production on the North Dakota Agricultural Retail Industry

by Richard Taylor and Won W. Koo   (Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies North Dakota State University)  … The first immediate impact

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

World Bank: Climate-Smart Development Benefits Lives, Jobs, GDP

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine) Advanced biofuels and biomass play supporting roles in several scenarios examined in a recent

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

UK Aviation Group Calls for Government Backing to Kick-Start Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online) The potential to reduce UK aviation’s annual carbon emissions by up to 1.7 million tonnes by 2030 through the

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Ohio Would Benefit Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … On July 7, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified a petition for the proposed Clean

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Aviation Industry Publishes Fuelling the Future, Calls for Urgent Review of UK Government Sustainable Aviation Fuels Policy

(Sustainable Aviation)  – Potential to reduce UK aviation’s carbon emissions by 1.7 million tonnes per annum by 2030, and by

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

South Carolina Nets Grants for Transportation Biofuels

by Chuck Crumbo   (GSA Business)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded two grants totaling $150,000 to the S.C. Clean

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

After False Start, Biofuels Industry May Yet Impact Highlands County

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today) SEBRING — Three years ago, Highlands County was on the cusp of a bio boom time

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

California Council on Science and Technology Releases Report on Expanding Biofuels in California

(California Council on Science and Technology)  Advanced biofuels have the potential to provide California with economic opportunities while reducing greenhouse

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Drive Economic Growth

by Tom Doran (AgriNews)  An economic impact study found far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for America’s workers and the U.S.

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol is a Win for Illinois, A Win for Agriculture

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Illinois State Representative Donald Moffitt knows agriculture. He grew up on a family farm, on which

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Integrating Place-Specific Livelihood and Equity Outcomes into Global Assessments of Bioenergy Deployment

by Felix Creutzig, Esteve Corbera, Simon Bolwig and Carol Hunsberger (IOP Science)    Integrated assessment models suggest that the large-scale deployment

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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by Tim Burrack (Chicago Tribune) Letter to Editor:  … As family farmers for more than 40 years, we have had our share

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

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by G.K. Butterfield (The Herald Sun)  Without intervention or significant investment from non-profit organizations or the private sector, the Biofuels

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The complete Cool Planet story. What is it? Why transformational? What are the next steps?

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Center of North Carolina to Close National Model Due to State Budget Elimination

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Due to the North Carolina General Assembly’s elimination of its funding in the state budget

August 2, 2013 Read Full Article

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(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

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