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Southern Hemisphere Spring Meetings in Brazil: Sugar, Ethanol, Biogas and Biodiesel—Whew!

by Cácia Pimentel* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Brazilian Biofuels Market players have been busy in the past days, with various seminars and forums organized to discuss the economic and technological development

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 State of the Industry Address

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s ABLC Week and the semi-annual State of the Industry Address was a highlight at the opening of the on-stage presentations — known as a

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Green Shoots: After a Sluggish Decade, Is the Bioenergy Tide Turning?

by Gerard J. Ostheimer, Ph.D. (below50) and Douglas L. Faulkner (“the Clean Tech Conservative” / Leatherstocking LLC) (Biofuels Digest)  …  On the left there is a surging sense of climate action

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Does Security of Supply Drive Key Biofuel Markets in Asia?

(International Energy Agency)  Replacing a portion of gasoline and diesel demand with biofuels is a means of increasing a country’s domestic fuel supply —  Improving security of supply is a fundamental

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Trash to Treasure: Scientists Convert Municipal Waste to Biofuel Precursors

by Emily Scot  (Berkeley Lab) As the need for energy security grows, scientists are investigating nonfood biomass sources that can be used to create valuable biofuels and bioproducts. Among these sources

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

President Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers as EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

NACS Panel Asserts Ethanol’s Superiority

by Thomas Mulloy (C Store Decisions) …“Successfully Retailing Biofuels” sorted through the misconceptions and logistics of selling biofuels alongside non-renewable fuels. Doug Berven, vice president for corporate affairs for Poet Ethanol

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

New Study Stresses Ethanol’s Benefits for Energy Security

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new study shows that the Renewable Fuel Standard not only saves drivers money at the gas pump every day, but also enhances energy security by greatly reducing

September 19, 2019 Read Full Article

In Wake of Saudi Attacks, Ethanol Can Help Provide Real Energy Security

(Renewable Fuels Association) Drone attacks Saturday in Saudi Arabia destroyed oil fields and caused a record spike in oil prices overnight, again calling into question claims that increased U.S. oil production

September 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas: The Climate Change Solution with Limited Awareness of Its Potential

by Michael Bakas (Utility Dive/Ameresco)  When it comes to addressing climate change, we must pursue the many diverse approaches for reducing carbon emissions. One of the most overlooked opportunities in our

September 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Seeing the World from a Different View: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ABLC’s Secret Speaker, Philip Cullom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Retired Vice Admiral Philip Cullom is as impressive on paper as he is in person and offers a unique perspective- a retired Vice Admiral in the

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

SIAM Proposes Enhanced Alternative Fuels for Vehicles in India to Lower Pollution

(PTI/Financial Express)  While the electrification of the fleet will be a major help towards providing energy security and improving the environment, SIAM said that our country needs to work on other

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump in Iowa Touts Ethanol while Bashing Biden

by Miranda Green (The Hill)  President Trump gave rallygoers in Iowa on Tuesday a sign of what might come in 2020, speaking to them about ethanol while taking hard jabs at Democratic

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Sector Offers to Take More Canola

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer)  Canada’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard is considered to be a major way that biodiesel demand could be expanded in Canada. The renewable fuel industry says a stronger

April 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Made from Used Tyres Could Be the Solution to Australia’s Fuel Security Problems

by Erin Semmler (ABC News)  A central Queensland oil refinery has made biofuel from old tyres that can work in a standard diesel engine; Hopes are the production of the fuel, once commercialised,

April 12, 2019 Read Full Article

DOE Offers $59 Million for Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has opened a $59 million funding opportunity that aims to accelerate advanced vehicle technologies research. Clean Cities coalition-led alternative fuels

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

ABLC 2019 Round-Up

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … ABLC 2019 kicked off on Wednesday with about 540 delegates in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture building complete with secret service

April 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Fuel Standards to Prevent Overdependence on Foreign Oil Are Out of Date

by Merrill Matthews (The Hill/Institute for Policy Innovation)  … President Trump wants to roll back unattainable Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards imposed by President Obama. And he wants those revised fuel efficiency

March 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Candidates Should Recognize Biofuel Benefits

by Mike Naig and Dave Loebsack (Quad City Times)  We may come from different political parties, but we share at least one common vision. Both of us strongly support renewable fuel,

March 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Australia-First 100% Renewable Diesel to be trialled

(Biofuels International)  Political party, Australia-first are trialling the use of 100% renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine, with support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern

February 28, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA’s Cooper: Ethanol Industry ‘Delivering Huge Wins’ Despite ‘Tough Year’ in 2018

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 National Ethanol Conference attendees today that while the U.S. ethanol industry had a “tough year” in

February 12, 2019 Read Full Article

2019: The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died

(Renewable Fuels Association) …  Ethanol is providing a cleaner, domestically produced, higher-octane fuel, while offering greater consumer choice at the pump. Let’s break it down. Ethanol is providing greater consumer choice.

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

On Eleventh Anniversary, RFS2 ‘Has Unquestionably Lived Up to Its Promise’

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Eleven years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law what has become the single most successful clean fuels policy in the United States–the expanded Renewable Fuel

December 19, 2018 Read Full Article

NFU Urges House Subcommittee to Expand Use of High-Octane, American Grown Biofuels

(The Fence Post/National Farmers Union)  As Congress looks to revamp and coordinate federal-level policies that govern the transportation fuels and vehicles sectors, National Farmers Union is urging legislators to expand use

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

The Laws of Biofuels Deployment, and TACs that Whack: Heard on the Floor at the CAAFI Annual Meeting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … This year, the TAC (Technical Advisory Committee of the Biomass R&D Board) did something about as audacious and rare as shouting loud praise of open

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

From Pakoras to Mobility: How BIOD Energy Is Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel!

by Abhilasha Singh (Financial Express)  India is a fast-growing economy, the need for energy is constantly on the rise. Considering that fossil fuel reserves are depleting along with their impact on the

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Saudi Arabia Shows Need to End Addiction to Middle Eastern Oil

by Jim Talent (The Hill/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Following the mysterious death of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Washington was hit with a stark reminder that America remains glaringly vulnerable to

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Security: A Bipartisan Issue in a Partisan Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What this country — and every country — needs is a bigger vision so that the friends of energy security are not divided by their

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Security Group Makes Case for Car Rules as Trump Tweets

(Washington Examiner)  The military cost of defending oil trade routes makes a solid case for keeping in place strong fuel-economy standards, the group Securing America’s Future Energy said in a report released

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

University of Illinois professor Stephen Long, explaining the need for home-grown biofuels said, “(P)eople of my age have seen these past (oil) disruptions. You know we’ve probably three major ones since

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Talking Carbon: Europe’s Prejudice towards Carbon Capture Utilization (CCU) Technology

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  With over 260 million cars on the road in Europe, industry leaders and governmental representatives alike are putting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II)

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Publishes CAFE Standards Mid-Term Evaluation Final Determination

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  On April 2, 2018, the Administrator signed the Mid-term Evaluation Final Determination which finds that the model year 2022-2025 greenhouse gas standards are not appropriate in light

April 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The U.S. Is about to Be the World’s Top Crude Oil Producer. Guess Who Didn’t See It Coming.

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  …  Domestic crude production was not inherently “limited,” as O’Connell told Congress in 2011, it just needed a better mouse trap. Fracking was it. Entrepreneurs broke the

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

New Zealand Could Dent Emissions by Switching to Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A study from a government-owned research group is urging increased biofuel use to develop a renewable low-carbon transport sector. The report follows two years of research by Crown Research Institute Scion

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel to Supplement Oil Supplies

by Tryness Tembo (Zambia Daily Mail Limited) For any economy to grow, stable supply of fuel at affordable prices should be guaranteed hence for all sectors need readily -available fuel to operate

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard On The Floor at ABLC Day 2 – Listen to the Wind of Change

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Starting with the Federal Perspective and Programs Forum first thing in the morning, we heard from Harry Baumes from USDA who announced 5 more projects projecting

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Supports Domestic Biofuels

by Christiana Mayer (East Oregonian)  We are continually bombarded with news about new oil drilling and fracking, but that’s not the only solution for domestic fuel production or the only path

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Editorial: Keep Biofuel Benefits Flowing

(Wisconsin State Journal)  … A study conducted for the U.S. Agriculture Department found corn ethanol’s life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, by 2022, will be 43 percent lower than gasoline baseline emissions if ethanol plants

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Groups Celebrate 10 Years of RFS

by Hagstrom Report (The Fence Post) Renewable fuels groups this week issued statements celebrating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which established the

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on the stage and on the floor. Jet fuel deployment –

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Former Army Captain: Ethanol Industry a ‘Natural Fit’ for Veterans

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  … What most Americans may not know, however, is that thousands of veterans have continued to make our nation stronger and more secure by choosing

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

A Vote for Bill Wehrum Is a Vote against the RFS

by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (The Hill)  There is a reason that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), our nation’s policy governing the production and sale of biofuels, has broad bipartisan support

October 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Study Shows Renewable Fuel Standard Helps—Not ‘Harms’—the US Economy

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Buried deep within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal for 2018 renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending requirements is a curious request for public comments

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Drive Innovation

by Wesley K. Clark (Denver Post) … It is no accident that spikes in the cost of fuel have become further and farther between, despite near ceaseless turmoil in many regions

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Cost of Elon Musk’s Dream Much Higher Than He and Others Imagine

by Brian Rogers (America Rising Squared/Real Clear Energy)   …  It’s what Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler calls “The Tesla dream,” the false idea that Mr. Musk’s electric vehicles (EVs)

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Work for Oregon

by Jim Talent (Capital Ag Press/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Unfortunately, even as fracking reached new heights, America’s total domestic crude oil production declined in 2016. According to new

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

RFS Has Been ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, According to RFA Analysis

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than a decade after the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Trump Administration Has New Energy Buzzword

by Dino Grandoni (The Washington Post)  In the Trump administration, “energy dominance” has replaced “energy independence” as the go-to phrase for describing the federal government’s broad energy goals — in President

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Cultivating Homegrown Energy Solutions

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

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Early Positive Signs for Qld Biofuels

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  There are early signs that the Biofuels mandate in Queensland is driving interest in biofuels. The industry had been held back by a lack of consumer

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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

by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (The Hill)  Six billion gallons. That is the approximate amount of ethanol produced in Iowa and Illinois each and every year.

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA’s president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization’s annual industry outlook handbook in the View from the Hill column  —

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Veterans Encourage President to Include Ethanol, RFS in Energy Plan

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

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Back on Track: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the RFA Ethanol Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Looking to better understand the outlook for the US ethanol industry, but lack the time to wade through the entire 40-page Ethanol Outlook 2017 from

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Duckworth to Perry: American-Made Renewable Energy Reduces Reliance on Foreign Oil, Improves National Security

(Senator Tammy Duckworth) U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) shared with the nominee to be the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), Governor Rick Perry, how her military service in Iraq

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Stay the Course

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/NewsOK)  Regarding “Flaws in Renewable Fuel Standard aren’t going away” (Our Views, Dec. 16): The Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires that refiners blend an increasing

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol an Efficient Fuel for the Nation

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Intelligencer  Wheeling News-Register)  … Food price inflation has averaged just 2.6 percent annually since 2005, compared to the 3.5 percent average from 1980-2004. It

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as alien to me as the dark side of the moon.

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Not So Prolific: U.S. Shale Faces A Reality Check

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  …  Speaking at the National Oil-equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) in Houston a few months ago, IHS Markit’s associate direct for Plays and Basins, Reed Olmstead,

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

A Stark Reminder from OPEC

by Jim Talent (Washington Examiner)  I am old enough to remember the first energy crisis in the early 1970s. That

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Not Energy Independent, Yet

by Rick Uldricks and Hudson Councilman Casey Weinstein (Twinsburg Patch) In truth, when it comes to energy security, there is good news

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

US Elections: Who Wins, Who Loses – What Trump’s Victory Means for the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digests)  In Washington, Donald Trump captured the US Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters

November 9, 2016 1 comment Read Full Article

Is Ethanol in Your Gas a Problem? We Revisited the Question with an Expert

by Jeff Zurschmeide (Digital Trends)  … For this article, Digital Trends spoke in-depth with Dr. Andrew Randolph, Technical Director for ECR Engines. Dr.

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Let Foreign Interests Prevent US Biofuels Future

by Retired Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton (The Hill/VoteVets.org)  Ninety-seven percent America’s motor fuel is blended with homegrown ethanol. From an

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Column Full of Downright Lies

by Art Thomas (POET-Fostoria/The Courier) Last week’s column “corn ethanol is a climate-control scandal” was full of half-truths and downright lies

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K.

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Fall For Ethanol Spin

by Bill Delahunt (Coastal Angler)  … There is a lot to like about ethanol. It displaces cancer-causing chemicals in gasoline like benzene.

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

New Generation Drives Global Economy

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Given the instability in the world, there never has been a time in the

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s Why We Need to Keep Pressing Ahead on Renewable Fuels

by  John M. Urbanchuk (PennLive/ABF Economics LLP)  … Thanks to the RFS, nearly every drop of gasoline sold now contains at

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Worse for Climate Change than Gasoline, U-M Study Says

by Keith Matheny (Detroit Free Press)  The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for over a decade by the

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Teen Promotes Ethanol at DNC, RNC

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  It’s hard to beat this as a summer job for a Des Moines teenager: Two weeks

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Deserve a Place at the Pump

by Jim Talent (The American Spectator)  The case for alternative energy done right.  —  … No other policy has so effectively

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Japan Industry and Policy News: Practical Use of the Next Generation MicroalgaeDerived Bio-Fuel

by Manuel Herrador (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation)  ISUZU MOTORS Co. Ltd. and EUGLENA Co. Ltd. aiming at practical use

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

EPAct’s 11th Birthday Is Something to Celebrate

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  On Monday, Aug. 8, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) celebrated its 11th

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Love of Fried Food Could Curb India’s Crude Oil Imports

by Saket Sundria, Debjit Chakraborty (Bloomberg)  India says cooking oil can make 2 million tons of biodiesel; Government is trying to curb

August 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

4 Reasons Why the World Needs Biofuels

(Neste Corporation)  1)    Combating climate change … 2) Responding to higher energy consumption … 3) Securing energy supply … 4)

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

LePage’s Executive Order on Ethanol Is Fueled by Myths, and It’s a Win for Foreign Oil

By Rick Santorum (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Bangor Daily News)  … Energy security goes hand in hand with national security,

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biobased Benefits Shine for Energy Security and Economy

(SoyBiobased.org)  When Lewis Bainbridge learned to fly helicopters for the U.S. military in the 1970s, the fuel crises limited his

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

How Biofuels Can Help Break Up Big Oil’s Marketshare Monopoly

by Bob Dinneen (Morning Consult)  … In 2015, 14.8 billion gallons of ethanol was produced, supporting 85,967 direct jobs, while net

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Strike a Blow for Energy Independence this Fourth of July

by Anthony Bush (Ohio’s Country Journal)  … (Imported) Flags and fireworks may not threaten our independence, but America’s reliance on foreign

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Dozens of Senators Push EPA for Higher Ethanol Mandate

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A bipartisan group of senators on Friday chided federal regulators for pulling back on the

June 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Knock on Wood: Why Trade and Brand Will Trump Tech in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So if the advanced bioeconomy is so prevalent and so pervasive, why do we hear

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Has Shifting to Renewable Energy Become ‘Irreversible’?

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  … At the heart of the battle is whether it makes sense to transition from fossil fuels

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Funding for Design and Construction of Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Recognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the Energy Department today announced up

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Implement RFS As Congress Intended

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The renewable fuel standard (RFS) is the most successful energy policy our nation has

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Column: Clean Energy Fuels Our Economy

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

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a

March 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Rep Defends RFS

(Environmental Compliance News)  …  Americans should not misunderstand the current state of domestic production, foreign production, international economics, and low

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Novozymes CEO Calls on EU to Introduce Blending Mandate for Biofuels by 2030

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen has called for the EU to introduce a blending mandate

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Talks GMOs And Ethanol

by Robin Young (NPR’s Here and Now) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the only member of the cabinet who’s been

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Zeitgeist at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

  by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You might think that annual conferences feel the same year after year. Not

February 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

To Have and Have Not: Energy Security vs Energy Independence in a World Awash in Cheap Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following slides and comments are excerpted and expanded from remarks by Digest editor &

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Book Review: Biofuels, Food Security and Developing Economies

(merinews)  …  Giving the intensity of debate of food versus fuel debate, Naziz (Mintz-Habib)’s fascinating study explores how and in

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Bet on Biofuels, Not Russian Gas, Former NATO Chief Tells EU

by Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  European Union governments and companies would do better increasing production of renewables, such as

February 16, 2016 Read Full Article

ABLC 2016 Energy Security Event — February 18, 2016 — Washington, DC — free

  ABLC 2016 Energy Security Event   —  February 18, 2016  —  Washington, DC  —  free

I’m deeply concerned about energy security in a time of low-priced oil, and I hope you share this concern. Diversion

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Moment of Truth for Pioneering Biofuel Project

by Mbongeni Mguni  (Mmegi Online)  A one-hectare plot containing 1,526 Jatropha trees bears the country’s hopes for greater energy diversity and

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Katter Fuels Ethanol Debate

by Andrew Marshall (Stock & Land)  Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Launch of the Great Green Fleet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  $2.05 per gallon for drop-in, non-food advanced biofuels blends. Who would have thought it possible

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Great Green Fleet: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Transition to Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Department of the Navy is now buying advanced, drop-in, cost-competitive, next gen renewable fuels. The

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

New Biofuels Could Cut Emissions and Preserve Land Used to Grow Food

by Nathan Collins (Pacific Standard)  Researchers combine ecological and economic models to examine the benefits of growing grass as fuel.

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Just Makes Sense

by Erin Torkelson (Des Moines Register, Letter to the Editor)  Question: What bipartisan, commonsense law enacted in 2005 under President George

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Reacts to API Criticism of RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen has spoken out to reject (American

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Second-Generation Biofuels Can Reduce Emissions

(EurekAlert!/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction

January 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Great Green Fleet: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the US Navy’s Transition to Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Department of the Navy is now buying advanced, drop-in, cost-competitive, next gen renewable fuels. The

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Building on Ethanol Success Is a Good Way to Reach Renewable Energy Goals

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January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

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by Rep. Krisit Noem (Argus Leader)  …  Today, about one-third of the petroleum used in the United States is imported from

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December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

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November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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by former Sen. Byron Dorgan (The Hill)  … Like a smart poker player, we have to capitalize on the good cards we

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

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by Matt Reese (Ohio’s Country Journal)  …  The heated debate over the RFS really ramped up in recent weeks with

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

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November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

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by Shannon Young (MassLive)  A Washington D.C.-based group launched a television ad campaign in Boston this week that takes aim

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by former Senator Jim Talent (The Gazette)  I’m old enough to remember when energy first became a national security issue

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by David J. Unger (Christian Science Monitor)  Batteries will hasten the transition to the post-fossil-fuel age, but cause economic ripples

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August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

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by M Najmuz Zafar (Muscat Daily)  A group of scientists and academics are undertaking a research on producing biofuel from

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by Paul Driessen (Town Hall) … The tale of Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) reveals an equally disgusting aspect of

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by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tells Brownfield everyone needs to step back and look at

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by Sena Christian (EarthIsland.org)   For a long time it seemed like turning the inedible parts of plants into a commercially

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