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Pruitt’s Charm Offensive Has Few Actual Promises
October 18, 2017 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Seven corn-state Republican senators emerged smiling from what they deemed a “good” meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday but they got no concrete policy promises on the Renewable …

Think Transportation GHG Emissions Targets Can Be Reached without Biofuels Mandates? Think Again.
October 18, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Gordon Quaiattini (Biofuels Digest)  Governments serious about climate change should be wary about eliminating the mandate for renewable fuels, and those promising a low carbon fuel market without it.
Earlier this month Canada’s Environment Commissioner urged MPs …

Any Renewable Energy Solution Requires Extracting the Full Value of Biomass
September 25, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by A.J. (Sandy) Marshall (Bioindustrial Innovation Canada/Canada Biomass)  … Today, climate change concerns are demanding an ever-increasing management of greenhouse gases. As a result, society is establishing a pricing on carbon through cap and trade and …

Biofuels Have Central Role in Low-Carbon Economy
September 20, 2017 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine) … For years, the private sector and experts from nongovernmental organizations had been signaling the shift in the global economy away from historically favorable investments in …

Interview — Growing Food or Fuel on Our Land?
August 31, 2017 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(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 food production and not always …

All Eyes on Energy
August 28, 2017 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Keith Loria  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2014 Farm Bill—otherwise known as the Agricultural Act of 2014—places a larger emphasis on energy than past farm bills have. It includes the most recent version of the …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
August 23, 2017 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

In decrying the proposed budget cuts to US Department of Transportation biofuels research in a Pacific Standard article, Mike White explains, “This would slow, but not stop our transition to wind and solar power—because their …

How Trump’s Cuts to Biofuels Research Would Hurt the Planet and Our Economy
August 23, 2017 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Michael White (Pacific Standard)  Biofuels can reduce emissions, benefit American corporations, and create jobs. But slashing the budget of the Bioenergy Technologies Office effectively eliminates those possibilities.  — … However, as Congress and the …

Clean Energy: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Republicans
August 22, 2017 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Ashlee Rich Stephenson (Morning Consult/WPA Intelligence/Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum)  … Recent studies, sponsored by Yale and George Mason University and the Pew Research Center, illustrated that large cross sections of the American public link climate change …

Special Report: How Engineers Are Preparing for Sea-Level Rise
August 11, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Pam Radtke Russell (Engineering News Record)  From Seattle to Cape Cod, see what’s being done at 18 different locations  —  … In this special report, Engineering News-Record’s team of editors and reporters look at …

Press Cane Donates Ambulances to Chikwawa, Nsanje Hospitals
August 8, 2017 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Nyasa Times)  Press Cane Limited, an Ethanol producing company has donated two Ethanol powered minibus ambulances to Chikwawa and Nsanje District Hospitals.
Speaking during the handover ceremony at Chikwawa District Hospital on Friday, Press Cane Limited …

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?
July 25, 2017 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Botswana, jatropha’s adventures are just beginning according to the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security’s advisor, Freddie Motlhatlhedi. He was referring to a joint research project done by …

Brazil’s Ethanol Producers and Automakers Sign Cooperation Accord
July 25, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto)  … Sugar cane-based ethanol, besides powering electricity generation, manages to capture 90% of CO2 emissions throughout its life cycle (from well to wheel). Yet this sector here in Brazil has plotted an …

Renewable Energy Group Applauds Illinois Legislature for Extending Biodiesel Incentive
July 7, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group/NASDAQ.com)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) leaders praised Illinois lawmakers for approving a five-year extension of a significant biodiesel incentive.
Current Illinois law, which expires at the end of 2018, offers retailers a 20 …

Aux Farms, Citoyens! France’s Bioeconomy Plan Is a Stirring Call to Action on Jobs, Climate, Innovation
June 27, 2017 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  t took a long time, but France in the past year published a national bioeconomy strategy and its national government has approved it. It’s here in full form.
We’re publishing a …

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy
June 21, 2017 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its new Strategic and Research Agenda (SIRA). The SIRA identifies the activities needed to speed up …

Annastacia Palaszczuk US Tour: Premier Touts Queensland’s $1 Billion Biofuels Industry
June 19, 2017 – 8:20 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Vogler (Courier-Mail)  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has launched a new plan to bolster the biomedical sciences industry in Queensland in a bid to create more than 3000 jobs and pour almost $2 billion into …

Queensland Government Invests Big in Biorefinery
June 9, 2017 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The government of Queensland, Australia has announced it will inject $8.64 million (€5.8 million) into a proposed $50 million (€33.7 million) biorefinery, in a bid to help accelerate the project’s development and construction.
It …

Updating and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon
June 9, 2017 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Resources for the Future) The social cost of carbon is an economic tool used to quantify the societal benefits of reducing —or conversely the damages of emitting—one ton of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. The …

Responding to Trump: The New Economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris
June 5, 2017 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a rebel yell that has been heard nationwide since President Trump pulled out of the Paris …

Cultivating Homegrown Energy Solutions
May 24, 2017 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Rick Santorum (Washington Times/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation) …  With all the publicity around fracking, it’s easy to assume that America’s own domestic oil production is more than enough to fuel a growing …

Tackling Climate Change Will Boost Economic Growth, OECD Says
May 24, 2017 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that the integration of measures to fight climate change into economic policy will aid economic growth, both in …

Renewable Fuels Are Part of an ‘America First’ Energy Plan
May 4, 2017 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (The Hill/American Coalition for Ethanol)   … By every measure, increasing the production and use of homegrown renewable fuels has spurred economic growth for U.S. farmers and supported high-skill, high-wage jobs in rural …

Brazil Minister Backs Tariff to Curb U.S. Ethanol Imports
April 28, 2017 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Boadle and Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on …

Trial of Seaweed Farm under way near Oban
April 26, 2017 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Kevin Keane (BBC Scotland) Trials have begun near Oban to create one of the UK’s first seaweed farms.
Harvesting of wild seaweed has been taking place for centuries but researchers say there is huge potential to …

Changes to Energy Dept. Websites Downplay Renewables as a Replacement for Fossil Fuels
April 25, 2017 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  The Energy Department is changing its website to cut down on Obama-era language touting renewable energy sources as a climate-friendly replacement for fossil fuels, according to reports from an environmental watchdog …

Production of Biofuels in Mozambique Is No Longer Viable Following Drop in Oil Prices
April 25, 2017 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  The production of biofuel from Jatropha mollissima “is something to forget,” said Almirante Dima, the deputy national director of Hydrocarbons and Energy at the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique.
Dima explained …

Center for Climate Strategies Builds Economic Transition Modeling Capacity in Cameroon
April 20, 2017 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Center for Climate Strategies)  As a part of the Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies (ALEDS) project, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) is supporting local self-determination and global integration by providing training, capacity building, and …

Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom
April 19, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its fermentation manufacturing in China and …

Sustainable Polyurethanes and the Bio Economy
April 11, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The use of biomass to produce value added chemicals for polymer synthesis is a major focus of the effort to replace fossil carbon. The theory is that these …

Veterans Encourage President to Include Ethanol, RFS in Energy Plan
March 22, 2017 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than 120 military veterans working and investing in the ethanol industry sent a letter to President Trump last week, urging him to include a prominent role for ethanol …

Big Bird, You’re Fired! And All of You Enviros, too! Trump Thumps, Dumps in New Budget
March 20, 2017 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Good-bye ARPA-E, DOE, Loan Guarantee program, Energy Star, OPIC, USTDA, NEA, and the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program. Even Big Bird gets the guillotine.  In Washington, the White House released …

Thailand Announces 3.66 Million Tons of Rotten Rice to Be Auctioned March 23
March 8, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Thailand, the National Rice Policy Committee agreed to open another round of bidding for rotten rice on March 23 for 3.66 million metric tons. The rotten rice is allowed …

Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2017 – Day 2
March 6, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC guests heard Governor Paul LePage from Maine invite all of us to his beautiful Northern state that has many existing and promising biomass projects and even backyard farms …

Letter to Editor: Protect Illinois Farmers from Crude Manipulation
February 8, 2017 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Belleville News-Democrat)  When Illinois farmers sell wheat, rye or oats on the open market, they can rightly expect that supply and demand will set the price, with …

FG Planning $50bn Funding for Domestic Biofuel Industry – CBN
February 8, 2017 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Ifeanyi Lawrence-Agbai (Today)  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tuesday disclosed that the federal government would invest about $50 billion to the development of a domestic biofuel industry which would serve as an alternative energy …

Dail Eireann Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels
February 6, 2017 – 9:11 pm | No Comment

(Big News Network)  Following a vote in the Dail Eireann, Ireland is set to become the world’s first country to fully divest money from fossil fuels. The historic legislation was passed by members in a 90 …

Will Renewable Jet Fuel Fly with Trump in the Cockpit?
January 23, 2017 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Kerry Reals (Runway Girl Network)  … But despite widespread concerns, Kevin Weiss, the chief executive of Byogy Renewables – the developer of an alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel process for the aviation industry – tells RGN he …

Biorefinery Interest Cracks the Ton
January 5, 2017 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(My Sunshine Coast)  A whopping 100 companies have indicated interest in biorefining in Queensland, as the 18 January deadline looms for the Palaszczuk Government’s Biofutures Acceleration Program.
Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the …

Biodiesel: The Field Could Save $ 6 Billion
January 3, 2017 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Fernando Bertello (La Nacion (Google translation))  The Ministry of Agroindustry of the Nation works in a resolution so that the agricultural producers can make own use of biodiesel by means of a system to …

Biofuels Industry May Have the Juice to Endure to Trump’s EPA Chief Pick
December 23, 2016 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Chuck McCutcheon (Scientific American)  Despite concerns over Scott Pruitt’s record of opposing ethanol, experts say the renewable-fuel program is on safe ground  —  … Ethanol advocates, however, do not seem to worry that Pruitt will …

Industry Seeks Higher Sugar Price; Gadkari for Reasonable Rate
December 23, 2016 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(MoneyControl)  Amid demand from the industry to allow retail sugar prices to rise up to Rs 45/kg, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the rates should be reasonable for consumers as the government has a …

Can America Really Be ‘Great Again’ With A Gutted EPA?
December 22, 2016 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Margo T. Oge (Huffington Post)  …  Businessmen are always looking for a good return on investment. America’s environmental protections are a steal. The public health benefits of a cleaner environment and a healthier workforce …

Icahn Named Special Trump Adviser to Roll Back Regulations
December 22, 2016 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Mike Dorning and Beth Jinks (BloombergPolitics)  $20 billion net worth makes him one of richest men in America; Trump says Icahn will advise on ‘strangling regulations’  —  Trump often spoke admiringly of (Carl) Icahn during …

Trump Says Energy Regulations Are Hurting Economic Growth. The Evidence Says Otherwise.
December 22, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Vivek Wadhwa and Mark Muro (The Washington Post)  … The assumption they are making is that economic growth depends upon increasing carbon emissions. Trump and Pruitt seem to believe that because energy is essential for economic …

Trump’s Nixonian Pivot
December 22, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News of high-level appointments have been streaming out of Trump Tower all this week and last, and two trends are already clear: it’s a group mostly out of the business …

Ethanol Makers to Ink Cassava Deal
December 20, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Phusadee Arunmas (Bangkok Post)  Ethanol makers have agreed to buy 10,000 tonnes of cassava root a day from farmers at 1.9 baht a kilogramme in a bid to raise farm income and stabilise fresh cassava …

Can We Avoid Another Cataclysmic Meltdown Of The Global Financial System?
December 15, 2016 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Tim Sklar (Sklar and Associates/Biofuels Digest)  Take-aways from Rana Foroohar’s Article Titled  “Saving Capitalism” (Time Magazine, May 23, 2016) and her book titled ”Makers and Takers, The Rise of Finance and the Fall of …

Prospering In the New Trump Era
December 6, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”/Biofuels Digest)  … Yes, the GOP is in control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate.  But, who’s in control of the Republicans and will they – …

Argentina Biodiesel Producers Fear Losing Access to U.S. Market
December 1, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Maximilian Heath (Reuters) Argentina’s biodiesel producers fear losing access to the United States, the destination of nearly all their exports, after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in presidential elections earlier this month, representatives of the sector said.
The …

America’s Rural Voters Are Ready for Renewable Energy Too
November 30, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Lloyd Ritter (The Hill/Agriculture Energy Coalition)  … Rural energy’s potential is strong. Farmers, ranchers, farm coops and businesses want to minimize costs or generate new income through energy. They can do this by investing in …

Jatropha Oil: Ghana’s Next Potential Source of Biofuel
November 28, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the issue of biofuels and renewable energy making waves all over the globe, it is therefore not surprising when Africa (particularly Ghana) is not left out on investing …

Argentina Biodiesel Producers Fear Losing Access to U.S. Market
November 23, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Maximilian Heath (Reuters)  Argentina’s biodiesel producers fear losing access to the United States, the destination of nearly all their exports, after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in presidential elections earlier this month, representatives of the sector …

Don’t Forget about the Agriculture Sector
November 21, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Washington Post)  The Nov. 13 Business article “Mr. Business goes to Washington. Now what?” gave an analysis of how 15 business sectors, including marijuana and private prisons, would fare under President-elect Donald Trump. …

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?
November 17, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise to reinvigorate the fracking and coal industries, are LCFV initiatives stone dead? What can we expect …

Norwegian Consumers Transitioning to Biodiesel Heating Oil
November 15, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Norway, consumers have begun transitioning to biodiesel for heating as fossil fuel-based heating oil will likely be banned by 2020. Some municipalities require the underground oil tanks to be …

Loran Schmit: Ethanol Has Been Good for Nebraska
November 9, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Loran Schmit (Omaha World-Herald)  In 1971, Nebraska state senators championed legislation to establish the nation’s first state ethanol development program. As a farmer and state senator at the time, it was clear to me that …

Palaszczuk Government to Lure International Biofuels Investment to Queensland
November 9, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(Queensland Government)  The Palaszczuk Government will target Australian and international biofutures investment to help boost the industry in regional Queensland.
Speaking in Parliament today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that an Expression of Interest process to attract …

New Project Aims to Create Equal Market Access for Bio-Based Products: Start of STAR4BBI – STAndards and Regulations FOR the Bio-Based Industry
November 7, 2016 – 10:15 am | No Comment

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut GmbH)  Project STAR4BBI has been created as a means to develop a practical, effective, sustainable and harmonized regulatory network in order to support Europe’s innovative transition to a bio-based economy by removing legislative …

For the Welfare of His People
October 18, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Benefits to the nation bestowed by His Majesty’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy  —  … Throughout his 70 years on the throne, King Bhumibol Adulyadej initiated more than 4,500 royal development projects, all of which were …

Letters: A Fortune in Biofuels Being Left on the Table
October 12, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by LeRoy Deichman (Herald-Whig)  Existing intellectual property and current production practices hold the promise to enable Missouri’s 5th District to produce enough biofuels to displace all of the gasoline currently purchased by our residents and all …

Palm-Oil-Based Biodiesel to Increase Palm Oil Demand
October 11, 2016 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by P. Chandra Sagaran (The Sun Daily)  The increase in the use of palm-oil-based petroleum diesel bio-fuel will increase the demand of the commodity in the country.
Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong …

Bio-Based Industry Consortium, 9 Others Ink Pact to Develop Polish Bioeconomy
October 10, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Poland, the Bio-Based Industry Consortium, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking and eight Polish regions signed a Letter of Intent to develop new bioeconomy partnerships.
Signed by the Łódzkie Region, the …

Monarca BioFuel Project in Mexico Expands, Adding Another 33,000 Hectares of Jatropha
October 1, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(PR Web)  Monarca BioJet fuel project in the Yucatan of Mexico is adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha to produce seed oil feedstock so they can export directly to the US to supply BioFuel refineries …

Union Dicon, Delta Govt Partner over 10,000 Hectares of Cassava Production
September 9, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Peter Egwuatu  (Vanguard)  Delta State Government has agreed to provide enabling environment for the Union Dicon Salt Plc to cultivate 10,000 hectares of cassava production and as well as to sep up a processing …

The Companies of the Biobased Economy: The Multi-Slide Guide
September 9, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has released its new report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable …

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation
September 3, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It …

Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota — September 8, 2016 — Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany
August 12, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment
Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota   —   September 8, 2016   —   Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany

The European Union is the world’s biggest producer of beet sugar and the principal importer of raw cane sugar for refining. The EU sugar market is regulated by production quotas, a minimum beet price and …

Rwanda: Mauritian Investors to Construct Sugar Factory in Eastern Provice
August 9, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Emmanuel Ntirenganya (AllAfrica.com)  The Government has given investors from Mauritius the green light to set up a sugar processing factory in the country. The agreement will see the investors construct a factory with capacity to …

Thai Firm Announces Plans to Expand Biodiesel Production Capacity
August 5, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Global Green Chemicals, a Thai oleochemicals company, has announced plans to increase its biodiesel production capacity by setting up a second methyl-ester plant in Chon Buri province, located in the southeast of Bangkok.
GCC …

World Bank: Next Victim of Cheap Oil Is Renewable Fuel
August 3, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano  (Washington Times)  The World Bank said Tuesday (July 26, 2016) that low oil prices have hurt demand for renewable fuel.
Even while the bank’s latest commodity outlook is raising its oil price projections …

Commission to Study Maine’s Biomass Industry to Meet in August
August 2, 2016 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  … This past April, Maine enacted a resolve establishing the 13-member commission. Members include two from the Senate and three from the House of Representatives. Four members are appointed by the president …

Centre to Soon Initiate Process for Making Ethanol from Biomass: Gadkari
August 1, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(FirstPost.com)  The Centre would soon initiate measures to make ethanol out of biomass that would create “tremendous demand for farm waste”, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
A Cabinet note on making ethanol out of biomass like wheat, …

Environment-Obsessed Berlin Divests Fossil Fuels
June 24, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Chris White (The Daily Caller)  Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to divest its $852.8 million public pension from oil and gas companies. The decision to purge fossil fuel assets makes Berlin the second capital to divest …

Knock on Wood: Why Trade and Brand Will Trump Tech in the Advanced Bioeconomy
June 23, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So if the advanced bioeconomy is so prevalent and so pervasive, why do we hear so much about the struggles of projects to be built? Why is it so much …

BIC and Vanguard Initiative Sign Bioeconomy MoU
June 21, 2016 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium)  Two leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy.
The collaboration will support improved …

Letter: Ethanol: Dream big
June 17, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

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 vehicles on E30 and utilize remaining pipeline tax revenues assuring all S.D. auto owners’ access …

US Economy Growing Steadily but Key Reforms Meeded
June 17, 2016 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)   The US economy is making one of the strongest comebacks in the OECD, but there are risks on the horizon, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of the …

Govt Moves to Revive Plan to Make Biodiesel
June 14, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Katmandu Post) The government has formed a committee to study the possibility of making biodiesel from jatropha seeds.  Jatropha oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the plant known locally as sajiban or kadam, is …

A Biomass to Sugar Value Chain: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Canada’s Sarnia Biocluster
June 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “How much value is in the entire value chain, going from stover in the field to all the products?” asked Sandy Marshall, chairman, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. His question opened his …

Can Saudi Arabia Pivot Away from Oil? A Powerful Prince Brings His Pitch to America.
June 14, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Brian Murphy (The Washington Post)  …  When Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, begins meetings this week in Washington and New York, he will be pitching an audacious idea: How the kingdom …

Bloomberg Task Force Should Recommend Companies Be Required to Stress Test Their Business Plans against Risks of Climate Change Actions and Impacts
June 13, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

( London School of Economics and Political Science)  Companies that fail to plan for business scenarios in a low-carbon economy risk decline or even bankruptcy, according to a submission to the Task Force on Climate-Related …

G7 Nations Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025
June 6, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Karl Mathiesen (The Guardian)  Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all countries to join them in eliminating support for coal, oil and gas in a decade …

Jamaica Still Not Producing Ethanol 8 Years On
May 19, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  ‘We are yet to see that,’ says economist as he outlines vision for sugar sector  —  Jamaica is still not producing ethanol for the E10 mix of petrol which the Government introduced into …

Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy
May 16, 2016 – 10:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion in annual revenue in the E28, says nova-insitut, in a report for the Bio-based Industries …

Limpopo Receives R940m Investment for Renewable Energy from US, Chinese Companies
May 12, 2016 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(African News Agency/Engineering News)  American and Chinese companies are set to invest R940-million in Limpopo to pursue renewable energy and ethanol profits, government and investors have announced. The United States’ Bio-Processing Innovation and the Beijing …

Manildra Gave Inflated Jobs Figures to Minister before Ethanol Bill
May 4, 2016 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Sean Nicholls (Sidney Morning Herald)  Ethanol producer Manildra gave vastly inflated figures to the NSW government about the number of people employed in the industry before legislation forcing small petrol retailers to sell the biofuel.
According …

More Misinformation from Fossil Fuel-Backed Special Interests about Renewable Energy
April 22, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Elsner (The Hill)  … American tax payers have paid conventional fuels more than $500 billion and counting over the last 100 years. The International Monetary Fund calculated global fossil fuel subsidies to be a …

Iowa Offers Tax Incentives In Bid To Become An Epicenter For Innovation In Bio-based Materials
April 19, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Steven Savage (Forbes)  Last week the governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, signed a bill which came to him with bipartisan support from the legislature. The measure institutes tax incentives designed to accelerate the growth …

Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity
April 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Noah Kaufman, Michael Obeiter and Eleanor Krause (World Resources Institute)  Putting a Price on Carbon: Ensuring Equity finds that the revenues form a carbon price can be used to address regional disparities and ensure that …

Greenbelt Resources CEO Visits Cuba — Company Seeks Partners to Deploy Sustainable Energy Technology
March 24, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  As a result of recent changes to Commerce Department regulations by the Obama administration regarding trade with Cuba, the advanced modular technology available from Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of …

Climate Risks Could Wreak Havoc on Financial Markets, EU Watchdog Warns
March 9, 2016 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Arthur Neslen (The Guardian)  Banking advisory group calls for risk disclosure and stress tests to protect against climate inaction should move to low carbon economy happen too late  —  The EU’s financial watchdog has …

Republican Jay Faison Launches Super PAC to Boost Clean-Energy Candidates
March 3, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Ballhaus (The Wall Street Journal)  Republican millionaire Jay Faison is pushing his party to embrace clean energy, saying conservatives don’t need to be on the defensive on climate issues.
The North Carolina businessman this …

Report Finds Iowa Well Positioned for Biorenewable Chemicals
March 3, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute)  A new white paper has found that Iowa is better positioned than many domestic competitors to capitalize on the next frontier of bioprocessing in the United States. The report, titled “Biobased Chemicals: …

DATA CHECK: For Innovation, No Magic in 3% Rule
March 1, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Mervis (Science Magazine)  Science policy wonks use the ratio of research spending to overall economic activity to judge whether a country is investing enough in innovation. For decades 3% has been the magic number, …

Stimulating Investment To Grow the Biobased Economy
February 29, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  … The challenge our industry faces right now is to continue building investment in the biobased economy. That can be accomplished with both policy and non-policy activities.

On the policy …

50 BC Cleantech CEOs Send Prime Minister Trudeau an Open Letter Outlining a National Cleantech Growth Strategy
February 29, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

(BC Cleantech CEO Alliance /NewsWire)  The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to accelerating British Columbia as a global hub of cleantech innovation, talent, capital and solutions to …

Yogi Berra on Bioenergy
February 23, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Faulkner (Biofuels Digest/Leatherstocking)  … In reflecting recently about the state of bioenergy and trends in the transportation industry, I was reminded of one of my favorite sayings of his (Yogi Berra’s): “The future ain’t …

7 Megatrends for the Bioeconomy
February 23, 2016 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where is the bioeconomy headed? In the annual State of the Industry briefing at the 2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, the Digest presented a survey on that topic.
Here are the …

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release
February 16, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale oil/gas industry with and without government subsidies; and compares it to the potential for near-term …

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)
February 12, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable of providing other eco­nomic benefits in the medium term. If we look at the larger …

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export
February 9, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Uba Godwin  (This Day/AllAfrica.com/Global Trust Consulting Group)  Uba Godwin writes on how cassava and other raw materials could be processed into ethanol for export  —  It is disheartened that Nigerians at this level of …

Moment of Truth for Pioneering Biofuel Project
February 9, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Mbongeni Mguni  (Mmegi Online)  A one-hectare plot containing 1,526 Jatropha trees bears the country’s hopes for greater energy diversity and the promise of an alternative revenue source for farmers. This week, Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, …

Dealing with India’s Sugar Mess
January 20, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Prerna Sharma (Nikkei Asian Review)  Global commodity markets are going through one of their worst phases, thanks to sluggish demand and supply gluts. Most agricultural commodities have touched all-time price lows — down 40% …

Report Calls for Iowa Biochemical Tax Credit
January 15, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by George C. Ford (The Gazette)  Authors contend state offers ‘discernible advantages’  —  A report released Thursday (January 13, 2016) contends Iowa is better positioned than many other states to capture a large share of …

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2016 State of the State Address, Renewable Energy Excerpts
January 13, 2016 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(compiled by Governors’ Coalition for Biofuels)  … In the 1980’s, Iowa began investing in renewable energies like ethanol, biodiesel and wind.  We were the first state to implement a renewable electric standard which I signed it …

Rubio: ‘Let’s Be No. 1’ in Renewable Energy
January 13, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told a crowd of voters in New Hampshire Tuesday that he wants the United States to lead the world in renewable energy.
It’s a surprising …

Always Something to Learn at the Keystone Farm Show
January 8, 2016 – 9:24 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Beginning the new year with a few days steeped in agriculture proved a great winter tonic, raising optimism that the seemingly ordinary people tromping through the York County Fair …

More Than $3.4 Trillion in Assets Vow to Divest From Fossil Fuels
December 7, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Zahara Hirji  (InsideClimate News)  The list of institutions committed to ridding their portfolios of at least some fossil fuel interests has surged in recent months, organizers say.  —  More than 500 institutions representing about …

Building Green and Building Profits
November 12, 2015 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Rick Fedrizzi (US Green Building Council/GreenBiz) … I’m constantly confronted by — and confronting — people who just don’t get who I am and what I do. You could say I stick out like a …

Tamil Nadu Sugar Mills Want Cap on Ethanol Output to Go
November 11, 2015 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Bharani Vaitheesvaran (Economic Times)  Tamil Nadu sugar mills are lobbying for permissions to produce more ethanol as they find a state government-cap for making the fuel ingredient is disappointingly low.

A steady drop in prices and …

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority
November 9, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level of importance and visibility in many rural states. The fact that the RFS invariably becomes …

Premier Plugs Business and Biofuels at Economic Forum
October 21, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Emma McBryde (Sunshine Coast Daily)  … A biofuels project aimed at boosting the industry will come under the spotlight when the premier ( Annastacia Palaszczuk) visits Mackay on Thursday.  She will take her cabinet subcommittee to …

Time Running out to Sell Ukraine’s Ethanol-Producing Monopoly
October 14, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Ilya Timtchenko  (Kyiv Post)  An estimated 600 million hryvnias ($28 million) in losses last year and 41 rundown factories – that’s what Roman Ivaniuk inherited at the beginning of January, when he accepted his …

Rutgers Report Assesses New Jersey Bioenergy Potential
September 30, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  A recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could …

Seaweed Farming: An Alternative Livelihood for Coastal Communities
September 10, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Dr Gloria Naa Dzama Addico & Mr Kweku Amoako Atta deGraft-Johnson (Graphic Online)  When one economic activity is on the decline, there is always the natural urge to look for alternatives. That is the situation …

Financing Fell Through – Stora Enso and Neste Oil’s Biodiesel Project on Ice
August 25, 2015 – 10:20 am | No Comment

(Talloussanomat (Google Translation))  The European Commission dropped today, Neste Oil’s and Stora Enso’s biodiesel project support financial listings basin. Financing following the failure of companies are putting up investment in billion-euro project to require ice, …

USDA, TDA Announce Seed Funding to Ignite Agri-Tech Entrepreneurship
August 21, 2015 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Tennessee Department of Agriculture)  The next great business idea just may come from rural Tennessee. USDA Rural Development and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture today announced $220,000 in combined seed funding for a new initiative …

California’s New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy
August 19, 2015 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Energy Economy/PR Newswire) Advanced energy business leaders went to the California Capitol building today to express support for Gov. Brown’s energy and climate goals for 2030 and Senate President Pro-tempore Kevin de León’s bill to …

Sugarcane Bioethanol Project in Sierra Leone Underscores the Challenge of Producing Bioenergy in the Developing World
August 17, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Burger (Renewable Energy World)  … An ambitious bioenergy project in Sierra Leone highlights the sometimes-blurry line that separates development that is sustainable from that which is exploitative, as well as the numerous challenges faced …

The GOP’s All-of-the-Above Energy Policy Is Nothing Like Obama’s
August 10, 2015 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Leber (New Republic)  … Walker and Bush intend to end subsidies for clean energy, largely continue the same century-old tax breaks that remain for fossil fuels, and encourage expanded federal permits for coal and oil …

The Real Bioeconomy Builders
August 10, 2015 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Matt Carr (Biomass Magazine/Algae Biomass Organization)  … Newcomers are often surprised to find that there are very few investment firms with a specific mission to invest in the bioeconomy. Evaluating an investment opportunity in the …

Celebrating a Decade of Success: The RFS Turns 10!
August 10, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  This Saturday marks 10 years since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) containing the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The first RFS …

Ethanol: Towards a Viable Alternative for Domestic Cooking in Ethiopia
August 4, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This discussion brief is based on findings from a workshop carried out by SEI in Addis Ababa in conjunction with the presentation of the SCIP study results…. It also draws on insights given by …

Chemical Firms Seek Better Grasp of Biomanufacturing
July 29, 2015 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Andy Extance (Chemistry World)  Hope and expectation surround the chemical industry’s increasing adoption of biotechnological manufacturing – but today, their lengthy development times and complex processes mean frustration is a major by-product. ‘The process of …

“The Time Is Ripe” for a Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit
July 27, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/Renewable Chemicals and Advanced Materials Alliance (re:chem))  … Buoyed in wake of our successful Farm Bill expansion of USDA 9003 loan guarantees to renewable chemicals/bioproduct manufacturing and progress toward …

Ethiopia: The Biofuel Myth
July 16, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jose Graziano DA Silva (UN Food and Agriculture Organization/AllAfrica.com)  Over the past several years, biofuels have become a bone of contention. For some, a renewable energy source produced from organic matter amounts to a …

Petroleum, Supply Ministries Cooperate to Transform Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
July 15, 2015 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Menna Samir (Daily News Egypt)  …  A protocol agreement to activate the reuse of cooking oil and transform it into biodiesel was signed between the Ministries of Petroleum and Supply, as well as the Alexandria …

It’s Time for a Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee for Fuels — Press Release
July 14, 2015 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

“If we’re serious about reducing Climate Change caused by Green House Gases, then we need serious actions,” said Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director of Advanced Biofuels USA on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. “The first steps …

It’s Time for a Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee for Fuels
July 13, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA introduced a new idea for capturing externalities of non-renewable fuels at the Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum held in the Caucus Room …

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster, Says Top Scientist
July 13, 2015 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  ‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, adviser to the German government and Pope Francis

Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, an …

Washington Should Help Capitalize Green Banks
July 6, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Mark Muro and Reed Hundt (The Brookings Institution)  … While the federal government has not been able to lead on the design of modern clean energy and infrastructure finance entities, it now has the opportunity, …

Nearly Half of Senate Writes Urging for Streamlined Support for Forest Bioenergy
July 2, 2015 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Megan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, nearly half of the US Senate has written to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy and the EPA administrator strongly urging the agencies to streamline support of …

California Ethanol Granted $750K Loan from County
July 2, 2015 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Michael Dukes (Imperial Valley Press)  The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved California Ethanol + Power LLC’s proposal to build an ethanol plant in Imperial County back in 2013, but at the time, significant …

Brazil’s Biofuel Industry Finds New Sweetspot
July 1, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Gallas (BBC)  … It is widely available in gas stations across the country. The majority of new cars are able to run on either petrol or sugarcane-based ethanol.  The government played a key role …

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Has Forbidden Distillery Plants to Produce Biofuels
June 30, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  According to the decree №319 from May 20, 12 distilleries owned by the state have been excluded from the list of companies eligible for the production of bioethanol.
This document  change the decree “On …

EU Green Lights €120M in Advanced Bioeconomy Projects
June 29, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to …

Thompson, Coons, Moran, Poe Bill Will Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy
June 25, 2015 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

(Real Estate Rama)  Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act would give renewable energy projects access to a tax advantage currently available only to oil, gas, and coal projects
U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ted Poe (R-TX-02), …

Key Excerpts Related to Fossil Fuels from Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment
June 19, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The following are key excerpts from Pope Francis’ Encyclical, “Laudato Si,” or “Praised Be,” in which he calls for renewable fuel use, energy efficiency, transition from harmful, smoky cooking fuels …

New Report Shows U.S. Biobased Products Industry Contributes $369 Billion, 4 Million Jobs to American Economy
June 17, 2015 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  2014 Farm Bill provisions will expand opportunities in the biobased sector by promoting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased product manufacturing efforts
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a …

Government Boosts Ethanol Fuels to Create New Industry Jobs
June 4, 2015 – 7:59 pm | No Comment

by Tony Moore (The Age)  The Queensland Government wants to boost the proportion of sugarcane-derived ethanol in petrol sales from 1.2 per cent to 2 per cent by July 2016, as a catalyst to a $1.8 …

Argentinian Ethanol Producers Seek 12% Blend in Gasoline
May 4, 2015 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Argentinian ethanol producers are pressing the government to boost the blend in gasoline to 12% from 10%, an effort led by the struggling sugarcane sector, an industry source said Thursday.

With a glut of sugar …

In China’s Inner Mongolia, Mining Spells Misery for Traditional Herders
April 7, 2015 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Simon Denyer (The Washington Post)  … The vast, wind-swept grasslands of Inner Mongolia have been home to nomadic pastoralists for thousands of years, but the rich resources that lay under these rolling prairies have proved …

Climate Change: UN Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign
March 17, 2015 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Keep it in the ground.  Framework convention on climate change says it shares aim for strong deal on fighting global warming at Paris summit.
The UN organisation in charge of global climate …

Dangerously in Denial on Climate Change
January 20, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by  Catherine Rampell (The Washington Post) … In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science curriculum, for example, was amended …

Zimbabwe: Govt Okays Ethanol Project
January 15, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(AllAfrica)  The Zanu-PF leadership here has given the Zimbabwe Bio-Energy the green light to set up a US$500 million ethanol plant at Nuanetsi Ranch in Mwenezi in a development expected to help the province attain …

VC Surprise: Spruce Capital, Xeraya Capital Announce First Close of New $150M Biogreentech Venture Fund
January 9, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As a newly-closed venture fund opens for business with a distinctly Malaysian flavor, we look at the state of venture capital and the new role of integrated sovereign investment.
From California …

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Virginia Bioscience Initiative
January 7, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Augusta Free Press)  Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced a Virginia Bioscience Initiative, kicking off the effort with a public and private sector roundtable discussion on the commercialization of university bioscience research at the State …

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Aided by Controversial Federal Program
December 30, 2014 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Henry C. Jackson (Capital Press/Associated Press)  The refinery in Hugoton, Kan., built by Seville, Spain-based Abengoa, is the largest cellulosic biorefinery in the world.
At the RV Park he owns in a remote corner of …

Plant Expansions Fueled by Shale Gas Boom to Boost Greenhouse Gas, Toxic Air Emissions
December 10, 2014 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Talla Buford (The Center for Public Integrity)  … By 2018, the land (Stacey) Ryan and other holdouts have fought to keep will be consumed by an $8.1 billion ethane cracker and a multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids …