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Redesigning Poplar Trees to Take the Drought … and the Salt and the Heat

by Laura Shields  (Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Improving poplar biomass production under stress conditions —  … Stresses, such as high temperatures and a lack of freshwater, can cause reduced crop

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in Germany

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

iSEE Helps Secure $6M+ in New Research Grants for U of I Agriculture Studies: $5M DOE Grant for Energy Crops Study

(Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) … A U of I Crop Scientist will lead a team of researchers on a five-year study of new crops that could contribute to the

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Continued Testing, Cleaner Fuel Proposed for Diesel Engines

by Roger Gilroy (Transport Topics)  Diesel fuel still has a large role to play in achieving greater emissions reductions in heavy-duty trucks, experts said during a recent conference in San Francisco.

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass, Biomass and More Biomass: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Billion Ton Report, Vol. 1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US Department of Energy’s Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy says that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at $40 or less per

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Or Hinder? Federal Agencies At Odds Over Biofuels

by Madelyn Beck (Harvest Public Media/KUNC)  … That’s because for the last few years, the EPA and the Department of Energy have been at odds, with taxpayer money creating a new

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

SET-Plan Steering Group Approved Implementation Plan of SET-Plan Action 8: Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels for Sustainable Transport

(European Technology and Innovation Platform-Bioenergy)  On 13 June 2018 the SET-Plan Steering Group approved the Implementation Plan of SET-Plan Action 8: Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels for Sustainable Transport. The plan was

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Edo Farmers Mull Establishment of N450m Ethanol Plants

by Frank Eleanya (Business Day)  Cassava farmers under the aegis of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Edo State chapter, mull plans to establish N450 million ethanol plants in the three senatorial

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

First Single Site with Biomethane Value Chain Launched in France

(CNH Industrial/NGV Journal)  In Cestas, southwest France, the CNH Industrial brands, including IVECO, New Holland and FPT Industrial, are partners in an initiative promoted by Pot au Pin Energie (a local

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

NCDA&CS Grant Supports Research of Biochar Combined with AD

(Appalachian State University/Biomass Magazine)  Thanks to a $98,599 grant from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), a team of professors in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Sets New High Level for Greenhouse Gas Savings

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2017, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers.

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Deliver Sustainable Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the IEA Technology Roadmap

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bioenergy needs a new impetus based on up to date evidence and experience, according to this presentation deck on the IEA Bioenergy Roadmap. The authors contend

June 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EU Recognises Importance of Crop-Based Ethanol to Achieving Climate Goals

(ePURE/EurActiv)  RED II agreement by negotiators is a step in the right direction, allowing Member States to use sustainable biofuels in fighting climate change   —  Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Researcher Wins DOE Grant to Study Sustainability of Biofuels

(University of Idaho/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Assistant Professor Tara Hudiburg was awarded $750,000 to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant, award by the Department of Energy, is

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Consumers Association against Using Potatoes for Biofuel

(Cyprus Mail)  The Consumers Association on Sunday said it rejected the creation of biofuels from agricultural products such as potatoes, kolokassi and other products. In an open letter sent to the

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustain RFS as Important Tool in GHG-Reduction Strategy

(Solutions from the Land)  One of the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture is actions that farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and simultaneously improve profitability. A principal

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Cabinet Approves National Biofuel Policy

(Times of India)  The Cabinet today approved the National Policy on Biofuels which allows doping of ethanol produced from damaged foodgrains, rotten potatoes, corn and sugar beet with petrol to cut

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive: The Last Call

by Géraldine Kutas (The Parliament Magazine/Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA))  Ahead of this week’s RED II negotiations, Géraldine Kutas explains where policymakers are getting it wrong on biofuels – and how they

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

ICYMI: $227M Available from US in Push for Vehicle, Feedstock and Bioconversion Advances

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We usually say, ICYMIs for those In Case You Missed Its that show up in someone’s inbox.  This week, we might re-purpose that useful acronym to:  In Case

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

NGOs Tell Commission to Listen to Science and Differentiate Biofuels

by Claire Stam (EurActiv)  A coalition of Czech and Slovak NGOs has called on the European Commission to draw a line in the Renewable Energy Directive revision (RED II) between more sustainable ethanol and

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Secretary Perry Announces Up to $78 Million for Bioenergy Research Funding Opportunities LOI due May 30, 2018

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Perennial Bioenergy Crops Help Sequester Carbon?

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

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Low-Cost Sugars and Lignin: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sweetwater Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweetwater Energy has developed a unique and patented technology for producing low-cost sugars and clean lignin fiber from multiple non-food plant materials to help meet the

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Questions Raised over EU’s Proposed Advanced Biofuels List

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  Not all second-generation biofuels listed by the European Commission are sustainable, critics warn, urging policymakers to use the indirect land use change (ILUC) factor to “clean up”

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

John Abraham, in an article in The Guardian, notes, “Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax  —  We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production for both economic and

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Help Solve Climate Change, Especially with a Carbon Tax

by John Abraham (The Guardian)  Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax  —  We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production for both economic and environmental factors …  These are great

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Study Says CRP Mixes Don’t Live up to Biofuel Potential

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Mixed prairie grasses that are used in Conservation Reserve Program lands did not live up to their potential as biomass crops for cellulosic biofuel production,

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Centre Shifts Focus to Second Gen Products

(Biofuels International)  The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is moving from the development of crop-based ethanol to creating fuels and chemicals that

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Feedstock Study Supports Billion-Ton Estimate

(South Dakota State University/Biomass Magazine)  Can farmers produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock? That’s the question that researchers are trying to

February 11, 2018 Read Full Article

That Was Then, This Is NOW! or The New Economics of Biogas Projects

by Scott Warfield (CERES Project Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The big game changer for financing, profitability and financial returns of anaerobic digester (AD) projects regardless of feedstock is carbon offset credits

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big

by Katrina Cornish and Corinne Young (re:chem/Bioemergent Materials, The Ohio State University/Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises)  Bioenergy/biofuel/platform chemical biomasses, whether grown (crops) or collected (forestry waste and municipal wastes of various kinds), still struggle with

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Search for Sustainable Fuels Drives Researchers at UI’s New Bioenergy Center

byJulie Wurth  (News Gazette)  A Midwest crop of the future: grasses and other plants that produce their own oils to be used as fuel or byproducts. That’s the vision behind a

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Despite EU Palm Oil Ban, Biofuel Problems Will Continue

(Deutsche Welle) Members of the European Parliament have rejected an attempt to phase out support for crop-based biofuels. So what’s next in the food versus fuel debate? — … The legislative shift,

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Producers Where and How to Grow Cellulosic Biofuel Crops

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences/Science Daily)  A new report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, which could improve adoption and increase production across the

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

The European Parliament Just Avoided a Biofuels Fail. Now Here’s How to Move forward on Decarbonising Transport

(ePure)  2030 EU target for renewables in transport leaves an opening for sustainable crop-based biofuels to help reach Paris goals  —  The European Parliament’s vote to phase out palm oil and allow

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Alabama Producers Growing Carinata for Biofuel

by Katie Nichols (Alabama Extension Daily)  Alabama growers are sowing the seeds of a new biofuel oil crop this winter. Brassica carinata, informally known as carinata, is similar to canola (Brassica napus L.)—a crop many

January 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2018? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Energy Council Agreement Sends Mixed Messages on Renewables

(The EU Biodiesel Chain)  On Dec. 18, the EU Energy Ministers agreed on the Council General Approach for the post-2020 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The EU Biodiesel Chain welcomes

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Market for Red Tractor Assured Crops Secured for Five Years

by Marianne Curtis (Farmers Guardian)  The biofuels market for Red Tractor assured crops has been secured with the news that the European Commission will continue to recognise the scheme under the Renewable

December 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Find Bioenergy Crops Provide Critical Ecosystem Services

by M. Cristina Negri (U.S. Department of Energy)  Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in Argonne, Illinois, are examining innovative new agricultural landscapes that incorporate perennial bioenergy crops to provide environmental benefits, such

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Can the European Union Afford to Phase Out Conventional Biofuels?

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On November 7th, 2017, industrial experts, leaders and policy makers alike met for the 20th Annual World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference held in Brussels,

December 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Fish, Wildlife & Bioenergy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Impacts on Fish and Wildlife Habitats

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is working with bioenergy industries and leaders to assist them in the sustainable development of bioenergy that includes our

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Government of Alberta Establishes New Advanced Biofuel Leadership

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire) Advanced Biofuels Canada applauds government for new funding to support biofuels in Alberta and expand the province’s lower carbon economy. —  The government of Alberta announced today new

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Dutch Researchers Create Maps of GHG Emissions from Biofuel Production

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, a team of scientists charted greenhouse gas emissions resulting from biofuel production, presenting them as global maps. Dedicated crops grown on grasslands, savannahs and abandoned

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Divided on Biofuel Phase-Out, Parliament Looks for Compromise

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  The lawmaker in charge of steering the EU’s biofuels reform in the European Parliament is looking for compromise after MEPs last week rejected his proposal to phase out

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

The Dismal Prospect of Advanced Biofuels in the EU

by Zoltán Szabó (EurActiv)  Advanced biofuels are proposed as the fuels of the future to replace oil, but the EU regulatory environment is fuzzy and uncertain to lure investors and some questionable

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s Bioeconomy Feedstock Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You’d be forgiven if you mistook Ahb Subi Banr-Sbar for a well-placed official in the Iranian government — but, in fact, it’s a 9-project network to

November 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Four Swedish NGOs Write MEPs Demanding a Shift in Biofuels Policy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, a group of four NGOs have written an open letter to members of European Parliament urging them to rethink the proposals for the

October 20, 2017 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

Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

  Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 10th Biofuels International Conference and Expo took place in Edinburgh this year. The conference was co-located with Bioenergy Insight 2017 conference which gave

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

No Boredom for Sorghum – Sorghum Reaches Stardom Status with Huge $16 Million Grant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweet sorghum stardom! In possibly one of the largest government grants given to anyone for research on a single feedstock, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

A Sticky Matter: Sugar Molasses Dent EU’s Ambitions on Advanced Biofuels

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  Sugar molasses, which the European Commission sees as “advanced” biofuel, present many of the same problems as conventional biofuels – including a potential increase in food prices and

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Government Introduces Proposals for Cap on Crop-Based Biofuels

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  The UK government has made proposals to introduce a cap on crop-based biofuels in order to meet its renewable fuel obligations. The maximum level for

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UK Department for Transport Announces Biofuel Reforms

(NNFCC Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.’s Department for Transport has announced its intention to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation,

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Improving Global Integration of Crop Research

by M. P. Reynolds, et al. (Science Magazine) In recent decades, the scientific, development, and farm communities have contributed to substantial gains in crop productivity, including in many less developed countries

August 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Earnings Season: An Advanced Bioecononomy’s Health and Wellness Check-Up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In today’s Digest, let’s look at trends driving the industry’s results at scale — and while money is not the measure of all progress, it

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass and Biofuels in the EU: Emotion-Based Policymaking?

by Francis X. Johnson (Stockholm Environment Institute/Euractiv)  The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels …  —  … In its proposed legislative changes, the

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

High Potential in North America for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels but Unlikely to Make Impact on ICAO Emissions Goal

(GreenAir Online)  North America has a higher potential for the production of sustainable alternative jet fuels than other regions of the world because of its available resources but it is

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Supercritical Hydrofaction: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy and Decarbonizing Long-Haul Transport

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Not long ago, we updated on Steeper Energy, which has been executing on a $3m grant from

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellulosic Biofuels – When, Where and How?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-received webinar on cellulosic ethanol, featuring in-demand industry consultants Michele Rubino  and Michael Schultz,

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Drop-In Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest had a well-received webinar on drop-in renewable fuels, featuring Drop-in Fuels 2020 author

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Cane in GAF Talks: “Agriculture of the Future: New Ways of Technology”

Laís F. Thomaz*  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The GAF Talk was held last month, in Sao Paulo, to present some agriculture

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Understanding Land Use Change – Are New Tools Needed?

by Jessie Stolark (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  Are we using the right tools to understand land use change, particularly at

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Co-Processing Biointermediates: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuels ‘More Cost-Effective’ than First-Generation Biofuels, New Study Suggests

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International) Investment in ethanol production from waste biomass could have great economic environmental benefits, according to a

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Camelina, Canola Show Promise as Cool-Season Crops

(The Crop Science Society of America/Biodiesel Magazine)  …  In California, growers usually choose warm-season crops: ones that grow from March

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Germany’s Environment Minister Says ‘Excessive’ Use of Land for Bioenergy Crops Was a ‘Mistake’

(Bioenergy Insight)  There has been excessive use of land for bioenergy crops in Germany which has led to a loss

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Could Cut Transport Emissions – But Food May Be at Risk

by Maina Waruru  (Thomson Reuters Foundation)   Growing use of electric vehicles around the world is helping lower climate changing emissions,

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Biofuels Industry Faces Shutdown Due to Government Crop Cap

(FG Insight)  Vivergo Fuels, which converts 1.1m tonnes of feed-grade wheat a year into bioethanol, has said it could face

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Meet the Plant that is Bridging Renewable Energy, Rural Development, and Environmental Benefits

by Kristen Johnson (U.S. Department of Energy)  … Growing deep-rooted perennial crops, like switchgrass or willow, together with annual crops and livestock

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Expert: Clear Sustainability Framework Needed for Advanced Biofuels

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  If the EU wants to avoid a U-turn on advanced biofuels, then it has come up

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

‘Zero Net Energy Farm’ in California Draws Midwest Farmer Interest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, farmers from the Midwest are in California’s Central Valley touring the first-of-its-kind Zero

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

DfT Proposals Risk £1Bn of Investment in the North-East

(Renewable Energy Association)  DfT publishes consultations on the future of renewable transport, setting out long term targets towards 2030.  Consultation

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Hottie Trends to Watch In Bioeconomy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Proof positive on the “best is yet to come” — check out the Danforth

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Optimization of Integrated Biorefineries

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue,

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow the Bioeconomy and Improve Forest Health

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that $1.5 million

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Shell, Sinopec

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  his season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Alternative Jet Fuels Tackle Rising Aviation Emissions

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued an endangerment finding for aircraft,

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Alliance Releases Data from CTS Cellulosic Ethanol Multiple Feedstock Testing. Results Conclusive: CTS Economically Superior to Existing Cellulosic Conversion Processes

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.) Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is very pleased to release the results from months of

September 9, 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

Biofuels versus Gasoline: The Emissions Gap Is Widening

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Many respected laboratories, agencies, and researchers have used a lifecycle analysis to show that biofuels,

September 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Petroleum Today, Bio Tomorrow, BIOFOREVER

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the BIOFOREVER  consortium of 14 European companies emerged from stealth with the news

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Finland: The Deployment of Biomethane in the Finnish Transport Sector Hampered by Limited Amount of Gas Vehicles

(European Biogas Association) A report on different scenarios and their cost-efficiency in reducing national transport emissions by 40% by 2030.  —

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Switching to Switchgrass? Study Models Soil Impact of Biofuel Crops

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The Argonne modeling shows that when grassland, cropland and pasture in the Midwest are

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Aemetis Provides Update on Edeniq, LanzaTech Transactions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Regarding the Edeniq acquisition, McAfee indicated Aemetis is in the process of completing the

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Charting A Path for Sustainable Jet Fuels

by Zia Haq (U.S. Department of Energy)  Renewable biofuel alternatives can help replace conventional petroleum-based jet fuel. — New White House

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Feedstocks for the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Behind the Scenes look at the Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last month, the DOE released the first volume of its monumental two-volume update of the

August 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Working the Calculator: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Choosing a Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “What color is your parachute?” went the title of a best-selling book from the 80s

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol, What Happened, What’s Happening?

by Irshad Ahmed (Lee Enterprises)  … I believe cellulosic ethanol is here to stay for the long haul and it is finally

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Breeding: The Digest’s Updated 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to NexSteppe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) NexSteppe is dedicated to pioneering the next generation of scalable, reliable, cost-effective feedstock solutions for the

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Adopting a Circular Economy: The Biorefinery Concept

by Paul Hudman (Renewable Energy World)  … For many governments, part of this shift involves adopting a circular economy approach, utilising all

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Crop Modeling Predicts Soil Carbon Increases

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

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Mitigating Risk in Cellulosic: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Genera Energy’s Portfolio Approach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genera Energy “leads the nation in the commercialization of integrated biomass supply chain solutions for

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists in US State of Florida Develop Military Grade Aviation Biofuel

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  A team of scientists at West Palm Beach, Florida-based Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.’s subsidiary Ek Laboratories have

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

CTS Process Continues To Expand Product Pathways With Advancement To Military Grade Jet Fuel JP-8, An Advanced Cellulosic Aviation Biofuel

(The Street/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”) , is pleased to announce that as the scientific and

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers: Generically Improving Sorghum Could Benefit Biofuels

(Genetics Society of America/Biomass Magazine)  The bioenergy crop sorghum holds great promise as a raw material for making environmentally friendly

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Plant Hosts Scientists, Farmers Interested in Miscanthus

(BWSC North Lincs/Biomass Magazine)  This month the Brigg Renewable Energy Plant hosted a visit from scientists and farmers to explore

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 Billion-Ton Report Preview

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Alison Goss Eng, of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, Tim Theiss, Laboratory Relationship

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

The Library of Bioenergy Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Feedstock Repository and Tools

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioenergy Feedstock Library is a physical sample repository and database for physical, chemical and conversion performance

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

VIASPACE CTO Presents Giant King® Grass At Bioenergy Feedstocks Conference In Miami

(Viaspace/PR Newswire)  VIASPACE CTO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, made an invited presentation on Giant King Grass at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Fertilizer Use Negate the Climate Benefit of Cellulosic Biofuels?

(Michigan State University/AgProfessional.com)  … The study, conducted by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, found that using

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The headline from the event is that projects and feedstock providers are more engaged

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment

by  Jennifer Blackburn (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/MyPlainView.com) The Sorghum Checkoff announced Thursday a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the

June 3, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that incentives

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms?

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Climate change and poor returns on wheat and dairy drive rural revolution in ‘future-proof’ agriculture  —

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Crops of the Biofrontier: In Search of Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Cropping

by Stephanie Searle, Chelsea Petrenko, Ella Baz, and Chris Malins  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Describes case studies of energy

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA Projects Seek to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Crop Development

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Energy Programs Enable New Feedstock Production To Help Fuel the Biobased Economy

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Congress changed mandatory funding for two key bioenergy programs – despite their tangible

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Inc. CEO Selected to Receive the 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Businesswire)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today that President and CEO of NexSteppe, Anna Rath, has been selected by

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Shock Rise in Corn Production Leads to Price Plunge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In grains, the big news has been the USDA prospective plantings report, which has corn

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Key Projects and Trends: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-in Fuels 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on “Drop-In Fuels” Here below is the second slide

April 1, 2016 Read Full Article

NREL Updates Survey of Advanced Biofuel Producers in the United States

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodico Trains Future Bioenergy Leaders To Excel in Green Economy, Drive Local Job Growth

(Biodico/BusinessWire)  Program Part of Commitment to Spur Job Growth in San Joaquin Valley; Train Engineers in Next-Generation Bioenergy Technologies — Internship

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogas in Europe: Current Situation and Perspectives

by Dan Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This article is the result of a technical trip to Germany and the UK

March 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

BETO-Funded Study Offers Methods to Support a Water-Sustainable Bioenergy Industry

(US Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to NREL’s The Feasibility of Producing and Using Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet Fuel in the United States

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A primer worth knowing is “The Feasibility of Producing and Using Biomass-Based Diesel and Jet

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Florida Treasure Coast Farm-to-Fly Aviation Biofuel Project Starts Feasibility Study

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On January 7th, the Florida Treasure Coast Education, Research and Development Authority (TCERDA)

January 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Six-Year Study Suggests Perennial Crop Yields Can Compete with Corn Stover

by Mark E. Griffin (Wisconsin Energy Institute/University of Wisconsin)  A six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) study on the

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release

by Kay Ledbette (Texas A&M AgriLife)   …  Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Crop Miscanthus in Trials to Restore Flood Plain Soils

(Bioenegy Insight)  The Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK and the supply chain specialist Terravesta are running new trials to examine

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Projects Receive DOE ARPA-E Grants

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

VIASPACE Reports Progress On Giant King® Grass Animal Feed

(VIASPACE/PRNewswire)   VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) has been working intensively on growing Giant King®Grass (GKG) in California at the VIASPACE

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release by AgriLife Research Next Year

by Kay Ledbetter (AgriLife Today)  Dr. Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said he is

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Genera Energy, Precision Hawk Launch Drone/Analytics Partnership for Sustainable Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC NEXT,  PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy announced a partnership to develop new analysis algorithms

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Three Sustainability Tools Are Enhancing Environmental Benefits of Biofuels

by Kristen Johnson and Alicia Moulton  (U.S. Department of Energy)  At the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re actively working

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Bringing in the Biomass for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   A multitude of questions surround the challenge of bringing in the mountains of

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Become an Informed Consumer and Investor in a Truly Sustainable Renewable Transportation Future

by Joanne Ivancic* (Alberta Council of Technologies/Advanced Biofuels USA)  Myths and misunderstandings about biofuels abound.  You’ve heard them–food vs. fuel,

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Grant to Help Increase Biofuels Yield while Limiting Fertilizer Use

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University has earned a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

DEINOVE and Tyton Forge Partnership to Commercialize Unique Solutions in the Green Chemicals Sector

(Globe Newswire/Benzinga)  A technological and commercial partnership between Deinove and Tyton BioEnergy Systems, the leader in tobacco technology for green

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

IEA Bioenergy Newsletter Features New Zealand Biofuel Prospects

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  IEA Bioenergy Task 39, a group of international experts working to commercialize sustainable transportation biofuels,

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

The Gas Rush: Could the US Switch Fuels over to 51% Renewable Natural Gas?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In a remarkable presentation at the Infocast Methane Bioengineering Summit in San Diego this week

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Vermont Offers Online Bioenergy Certificate Program

UVM’s Bioenergy Professional Certificate provides alternative approaches to traditional energy sources in Biofuels, including: Liquid Biofuels (seed-based biodiesel; bioethanol; algae-biofuels) Solid Biofuels

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Yep, There’s a Biomass Crop Planning App for That, Says Genera Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Tennessee, Genera Energy has launched its first mobile agriculture app, Biomass, developed to serve

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants

TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass.

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal,

July 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Clemson Receives Grant to Research Crops for Energy Use

by Scott Miller (Clemson University)  A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Study Benefits of Double-Cropping Camelina, Soybeans

(The American Society of Agronomy/Biodiesel Magazine)  In the U.S., federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Restart of Biomass Crop Assistance Program for Renewable Energy

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers,

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

New Web-based Tools for Biomass Mapping and Biomass Crop Production Decisions

(Southern Bioenergy Network News/SAFER Alliance/University of Tennessee) Southeastern Biomass Interactive Mapping Service (IMS)–The Interactive Mapping Service (IMS) allows you to

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

BioTfuel: A Project to Produce Biofuels via Thermochemical Conversion

(Total) The BioTfueL project focuses on producing second-generation biodiesel and bio-jet fuel via thermochemical conversion. Total is working with five partners

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

US Poised for Biobased Chemicals Breakout, Says National Research Council

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though challenges remain, particularly in affordable feedstock, the US National Research Council says “Despite impressive

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Beets Meetings Scheduled in 3 North Dakota Cities

(The Washington Times/AP)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding

March 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Maui Sugar Plantation Still Looking for Biofuel Crop

(SunHerald.com/Associated Press/Maui News)  Hawaii’s last sugar cane plantation wants to transition to growing plants for energy. But it hasn’t found

March 3, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Can cover crops play a role in shrub willow establishment for weed and nutrient management? March 10, 2015

  WEBINAR: Can cover crops play a role in shrub willow establishment for weed and nutrient management? March 10, 2015

Speaker:  Eric Fabio, Cornell University:  Controlling weed competition is a critical component of shrub willow establishment due to low planting

March 2, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels —

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Energycane Varieties Look Promising for North Louisiana

by Denise Attaway (Louisiana State University)  LSU AgCenter researchers continue to evaluate energycane varieties planted in north Louisiana as a

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

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