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What Will it Take?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Policies for the Biofuture Take-off

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Promote short term deployment of mature options, stimulate the development and deployment of new technologies, deliver the necessary feedstock sustainably, backed by a supportive sustainability governance system,

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Allows Ethanol Extraction for Blending from Foodgrains, Too

(The Hindu Business Line)  With maize, jawar, bajra in blended petrol programme, farmers’ income may get a boost  —   The Centre has extended the ambit of the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP)

November 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Private Investment Boosts Booming Miscanthus Bio-Economy

(Terravesta)  Former IG Group chief executive and current Scotgold chairman Nat le Roux has bought a personal stake in renewable biomass business Terravesta. Le Roux has invested £2 million in

November 26, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Antares and Innovations in Harvest, Pre-Processing of Herbaceous Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ANTARES has been assisting clients identify and use biomass resources since the company was founded and our experience ranges from conducting feedstock supply assessments to serving

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel 2016/2017 – Report on Progress and Future Prospects; Excerpt from the UFOP Annual Report

(UFOP)  The assessment report provides information on the most important aspects of the national and European biofuel policy and the biodiesel markets. It is an excerpt from the UFOP business report

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 State of the Industry: ABLC Global Kickoff Presentation and Remarks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where is the industry right now?What are the 25 Key trends, how the industry is organizing, what’s up, what’s hot, what’s down, and what 6 Future

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Road to Feedstock Flexibility

by Chris Abrams (Biodiesel Magazine/Imerys Filtration)  Imerys personnel have spent much of 2018 talking about new and diverse feedstocks for biodiesel production, and how to help biodiesel manufacturers incorporate them into

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioethanol: Use of Cereal Raw Materials Has Shifted

(Deutsches Maiskomitee eV (Google translation))  The proportionate use of cereal raw materials in the production of bioethanol has clearly shifted in Germany in recent years. As reported by the Deutsches Maiskomitee eV

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Developing a Bioenergy Project in South America? This Is One Thing You Need to Get Funding from the U.S.

by Marcin Lewandowski (Ecostrat Inc.)   Many South American companies looking to develop bioenergy projects are seeking capital in the United States. However, the majority of these companies fail to convince

September 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Incentives Watch: Oregon’s Bovine Manure Tax Credit Isn’t the Only “Crappy” Credit That Exists

by Lauren Colandreo (Bloomberg) … Last fall, Oregon enacted the Bovine Manure Tax Credit, which offers bovine manure producers and collectors a tax credit for each wet ton of manure collected to

September 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Pennsylvania’s Next Biorefinery: Discussion Held at the Penn State Energy Days Annual Conference, 2018

by Anahita Bharadwaj (Pennsylvania State University for Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy Days, 2018 at The Pennsylvania State University- University Park, brought together leading researchers, government agencies, industries, non-profit organizations and academics

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

FSSAI Launches RUCO Initiative to Collect, Convert Used Cooking Oil into Biofuel.

(GK Today)  The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) launched RUCO (Repurpose Used Cooking Oil) initiative to enable collection and conversion of used cooking oil to biodiesel. Under this initiative,

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Mechanisms and Indicators for Assessing the Impact of Biofuel Feedstock Production on Ecosystem Services

by Caroline Ochieng, Francis X. Johnson and Anne Nyambane (Stockholm Environment Institute)  This paper synthesizes the current knowledge about the impact of biofuels on ecosystem services.  — Biofuel feedstock production can be

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Working Paper: “Gaps and Research Demand for Sustainability Certification and Standardization in a Sustainable Bio-Based Economy in the EU”

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants) The English-language working paper analyzes the current state of sustainability certification and standardization in the bio-based economy with the help of a

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of

August 8, 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

Deeper into the Biomass: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Billion Ton Report, Vol. 2

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 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Cutting Bio-Project Costs via Supply Chain Standards: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Supply Chain Risk Standards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, EcoStrat CEO Jordan Solomon announced the US Standards for Biomass Supply Chain Risk (BSCR) this year. This has been an ongoing 3 year USDOE/BETO

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ Report Released with Expanded Coverage of Canadian Biofuel Use, GHG Reductions, and Costs

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire)  Advanced Biofuels Canada commissions third report, now addresses tax impacts.  —  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2018 report, which updates

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Punjab Will Produce Bio-Ethanol from Paddy Straw: Sunder Sham Arora

(5 Dariya News)  To curb the menace of crop residue burning and create a positive atmosphere for industrialization, Punjab Government has taken a decision to set up a Bio-ethanol project. In

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

PNNL Technology Clears Way for Ethanol-Derived Jet Fuel

(U.S. Department of Energy/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  ASTM International updates standard for alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene based on fuel produced by PNNL partner LanzaTech — ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste to Wing Project First to Enable Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in South Africa

(SKYnrg) Airlines are facing increasing pressure to become more sustainable, yet options to reduce carbon emissions in aviation are limited. Electric planes for example are not foreseen to have a significant

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Research and Innovation Perspective of the Mid-and Long-Term Potential for Advanced Biofuels in Europe

(EU Publications)  Research and Innovation (R&I) plays a central role in developing advanced biofuels technologies to help achieve the EU’s climate and energy targets. This study examines the R&I potential for

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Lab Opens at Penn State Behrend: HERO BX Partnership Extends Open-Lab Model to College’s School of Science

(Pennsylvania State University)  A $1 million investment by HERO BX, an Erie-based biodiesel company, will create research opportunities for students and faculty members in the School of Science at Penn State

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioenergy (Biofuels/Biomass) Low-Carbon Biofuels, Bioproducts Crucial to Two Degree Scenario

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  In April, the European Commission, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), below50, the Biofuture Platform, and the ART Fuels Forum formally expressed the sense

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s the Latest in Bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Gains the World’s First RSB Low Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Risk Certification for Its Feedstocks

(Globe Newswire)  UPM Biofuels’ continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world’s first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

BBI JU Announces a further € 115 Million of Funding to Boost the Development of EU’s Bio-Based Industries Sector DEADLINE: September 6, 2018

(BBI-Europe)  The BBI JU is the largest and most ambitious initiative ever launched in the EU to develop competitive and sustainable bio-based industries. The ambition that drove its creation was to

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Messages from Brussels: More Biofuels for Transport Are Badly Needed and Can Be Produced Sustainably

(BioFuture Platform)  Several international initiatives and organizations met in Brussels to discuss the need and the ways to scale up low carbon fuels in transport. The international conference, titled “The role

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Veolia Launch New Online Marketplace for Organic Resources in the UK

(Veolia)  As part of the drive to increase the circular economy global resource management company, Veolia, is launching an online trading platform that makes it easier to sell and buy organic

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Economic Feasibility of Moringa- Castor Bean – Camelina: Dual Cropping in Same Acreage for Sustainable Biodiesel Production

(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com)  With introduction of Camelina and Castor Bean crops with MOMAX3 Moringa, as much as 1450 gallon of oil can be produced per year from a well developed, properly

April 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the 2018 Bioeconomy Business Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, The Digest reports that 72 percent of bioenergy executives are more optimistic about their organization’s prospects for growth and 68 percent about industry growth,

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste’s Human Rights Program Making Gradual Impacts on Labor Issues within the Palm Oil Industry

(Neste Corporation)  … In order to truly have impacts in human rights, we have started identifying potential human rights issues and put in motion a plan to manage the associated risks,

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference—Thoughts and Tidbits from Day 1

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The ABLC 2018 conference began at the US Department of Agriculture headquarters with a focus on feedstock.  Jordan Solomon, Managing Director & CEO Ecostrat

March 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

BETO 2017 Peer Review Results Are Now Online!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Last spring, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) conducted its seventh biennial external review of its research, development, and communications portfolio. More

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: 10 Years, 100,000 Flights and We’re Still Arguing about Feedstock – Why?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first demo flight on biofuel  which was done by Virgin Atlantic. LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren shared the factoid

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Unilever and PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) Reach Agreement to Accelerate Production of Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia

(Unilever)  Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in Indonesia to support local mills and smallholder farmers

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

Department of Energy’s 2017 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2017 Project Peer Review on March 6–9, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. During the event, approximately

February 6, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Which Tree? Where? Why?

(World Agroforestry Centre)  While India has a world-first national policy for agroforestry, aka trees on farms, farmers in different agro-climatic zones need help with which trees to grow. A new book

February 5, 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

The Relay Race toward Energy Security: Passing the Baton from Bioenergy Research to Industrial Commercialization

by Alison Goss Eng (U.S. Department of Energy) … One approach is through using domestic biomass resources, such as agricultural and forestry residues, grasses, and municipal solid waste. But, how do these

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Dry Idea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy in Arid Regions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Scale up

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

BETO Launches New Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

(Department of Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is proud to announce the establishment of the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium—a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Government Initiates Rejuvenation Program for North Sumatra`s Palm Oil Plantations

(AntaraNews.com)  The government has initiated a program to rejuvenate palm oil plantations in North Sumatra spread across 9,109.29 hectares in 12 districts. Serdang Bedagai, Langkat, South Labuhan Batu, Labuhan Batu, Asahan,

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Make Ethanol from Surplus Food Grains: Draft Policy

(The Economic Times)  The government plans to allow foodgrains during surplus production years to be used for production of ethanol that can be blended with petrol, in a bid to widen

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Renewables Directive Sparks Mixed Feelings among Players

(ICIS)   …  Charles-Albert Peers, CEO of ethanol producer Alcogroup and chairman of the European trade group for renewable ethanol ePURE, criticised what he called a “U-turn” in EU policy. “RED II removes one

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Demand Regears Biodiesel Inputs

by Niamh Boyle (Biodiesel Magazine/Prima Markets)  Prima Markets provides a comprehensive summary of the growing international demand for low carbon fuels, including U.S. policy drivers and waste feedstock consumption, along with

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Slash and Build: Study Aids Forestry Biofuel Industry

by Siddharth Vodnala (Washington State University News)  Researchers from Washington State University, along with those from Oregon State University and the University of Montana, have recently devised refined methods to estimate

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Sweden-Based Biofuels Producer SEKAB Joins LSB

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Biofuels group Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) has welcomed Swedish company SEKAB as its new member. SEKAB is a producer of bio-based chemicals and biofuels and

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Relaunches Controversy about Biofuels and Food Prices

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (Euractiv)  A new study commissioned by environmental NGOs found that the production of first generation biofuels has driven up food prices in Europe, running counter to the

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigeria: Experts Fault Proposed Field Trial of Genetically Modified Cassava

by Cornelius Essen (The Guardian/All Africa)  Experts have condemned an alleged move by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and Zurich, Switzerland-based ETHZ Laboratories to carry out confined field trial

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

What Price Biomass? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Supply Forecasting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How much biomass is there? What types, prices, when will they be available, and produced by whom, and how? These are questions that the US Department

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Hitting a New High – Hemp Industry and Innovations Continue to Grow Like Weeds

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, former Dell executive Bruce Dietzen created a car made from hemp that runs on biofueland is touted as carbon neutral. Industrial hemp grows as Vermont registers

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

In Search of Next-Gen Bioproducts and Fuels, DOE Invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today (July 17, 2017) announced $40 million in Department of Energy awards for the establishment of four DOE

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s My Feedstock Worth? A Primer for Measuring Bio-Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Whether you are owner or seller, you need to know the underlying value of a feedstock in the advanced bioeconomy — and that is not

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Presentations from BETO’s 2017 Project Peer Review Now Online

On March 6–9, 2017, BETO hosted its biennial Project Peer Review in Denver, Colorado. During the event, approximately 192 projects in BETO’s research and development (R&D) portfolio were presented to

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancing the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA and Feedstock R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Former Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Supplying the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE Feedstocks R&D Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  More than 1 billion tons of biomass could be domestically converted into biofuels and products, say DOE. Biomass could displace 25% of U.S. petroleum use annually by 2030, keeping

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Horizontal Bioreactors: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Culture Biosystems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Challenges that have plagued algae ventures? The availability of feedstock to make products, the loss

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Complete March Madness Webinars Available Online

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s Complete March Madness webinars – 700+ slides available for your on-demand review.  —

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

CAAFI Publishes New Newsletter Full of Resource Links

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuels Initiative)  …  This issue marks the release of our new newsletter format in which we will

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancements in Agriculture, Good for People and the Planet

by Tom Vilsack (The Hill/U.S. Dairy Export Council)  This Earth Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched to “defend the

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn with a Cover of Grass: Finding Best Combination for Biofuel Corn, Soil Protection

(Phys.Org)  … Taking up this double-edged sword is Cynthia Bartel, a doctoral candidate at Iowa State University. She’s finding a way

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Skybound: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we hosted a webinar what is universally agreed to be the single largest new application

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Grant Application Request for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area DEADLINE: June 28, 2017

(US Department of Agriculture)  The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area is designed to

April 26, 2017 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

Italian Farmers Produce Low Cost Biomethane with Positive Environmental Impacts

(Ecofys)  Sequential cropping can be a promising model to produce additional biomass without negative impacts on land use change or

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Textbook: Biofuels and Bioenergy

edited by John Love and John A.  Bryant (Wiley-Blackwell)  With increased public and scientific attention driven by factors such as

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Viable Biomass for Hawaii

by Gretchen Miller (Biofuels Digest)  …  Meghan Pawlowksi, a graduate student at the University of Hawaii Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture,

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Insights about Feedstock from the Advance Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference started with an afternoon ABLC Feedstock Summit at

March 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor: Disruptive Technology, Feedstocks under the Microscope at ABLC 2017’s Opening Day

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … While there were big questions, there were big answers, beginning with a panel on

March 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels, Volume One: Biofeedstocks and Their Processing

(Scrivener Publishing)  The most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of all the possible aspects for biofeedstock processing and the production of

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production Project (ADBPP) Biofuels 2 Solicitation Number: FOA-RQKM-2017-0006

(U.S. Air Force)  This Title III project is to further increase domestic advanced biofuels production capacity by establishing additional Integrated

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

DOE and USDA Issue Notice of Intent for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Alternative Feedstock & Process Technology Overview

by Will Smith (Springhouse Consulting/Biodiesel Magazine)  While the majority of U.S. biodiesel is still produced from soybean and canola oil,

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

2016 Billion-Ton Report Volume 2 Analyzes Environmental Effects

(U.S. Department of Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel Made 100% from Waste and Residues

(CleanTech Finland)  Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues. The name of the new 100%

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA: Incentives Available for Drop-In Biofuel Delivered to Navy

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The USDA Commodity Credit Corp. has announced funding is available to pay a biofuel production incentive

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Regional Feedstock Partnership Report Highlights Work to Enable the Billion-Ton Vision

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Regional Feedstock Partnership (the Partnership)—a multi-institutional collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Farm Based Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Queensland operates an Algae Energy Farm to cultivate and harvest microalgae for a range

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Pest Be-Gone: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Crop Enhancement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded by Dr. David Soane, a renowned serial entrepreneur and inventor in the field of

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

There Is a Cornucopia of Feedstock Options for Making Biofuels

by Mark Elless (U.S. Department of Energy)  Switchgrass, algae, forest trimmings, corn husks and corn stalks you can’t eat these

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

How an Effective Risk Management Strategy Can Contribute to Unlocking the Full Potential of a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy

by Mahmood Ebadian (Biofuels Digest/Biomass Supply Chain Consulting Ltd.)  The procurement of low-cost feedstock has been the focus of the pioneering

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

What Does it Take? The Experts Report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as

November 21, 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

Primordial Genetics, Bayer Form New R&D Collab for Crop Performance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC Next in San Francisco, Primordial Genetics and Bayer CropScience LP announced the establishment

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Suntory, Syngenta and ChemChina

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

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals — May 1-4, 2017 — San Francisco, CA

  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals   —   May 1-4, 2017   —   San Francisco, CA

The first Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals was held in 1978 and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Unilever, UPM

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

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers Earn First RSB Smallholder Group Certification in Brazil

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  For the first time, a smallholder group with 20 family farmers and a cooperative earned the

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Water-Energy Dependence around Pacific Rim Mapped in New Sandia Study

(Sandia National Laboratories)  A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Take Off For Aviation Biofuels: Why, How, and Why?

by Jim Lane (The Biomass Monitor/Biofuels Digest)  … By the 21st Century, we’ll have many more technological options for limiting and

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Seeking Low Costs, Painless Logistics: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Advances to Know in Biomass Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst the discussion this week of the future of first-gen and advanced biofuels in the

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

First Things First

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine)  …  Biomass availability in the U.S. is unlikely to emerge as a bottleneck for industry

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

The Companies of the Biobased Economy: The Multi-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has released its new report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

A Successful Supply Chain Strategy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Equinox

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In developing a bioconversion project, the steps are numerous, interconnected and complex. Conducting a feasibility study,

August 22, 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

Penn State to Help Develop Guidelines for Growing Industrial Hemp

by  Sara LaJeunesse (Penn State News)  On July 20, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law allowing the Pennsylvania Department of

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Negotiating and De-Risking Biomass Supply Chains: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ecostrat

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ecostrat advises  companies in the bioenergy, biofuel, and biochemical fields on supply chain risk. They have developed

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Call for Proposals: BioFuelNet Canada DEADLINE: September 1, 2016

(BioFuelNet Canada)  BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) was first funded by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program for the period

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s DOE Doing about Feedstock Costs? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Feedstock Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is it just cost that bedevils industrial biotechnology in bringing fuels technologies to scale. Not

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS Study: Sweet Potato Crop Shows Promise as Feed and Fuel

(Newswise/University of Florida)  As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally,

August 9, 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

New Department for Transport Data Shows No Palm Oil Used in the UK

(Renewable Energy Association)  Also shows growth in UK feedstocks, as well as increase in greenhouse gas savings;  Data shows no

August 8, 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

The Princes of Pongamia: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to TerViva

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) TerViva was founded to “solve the imbalanced equation of a shrinking arable land base and

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward

(CORE-Jetfuel)  The Core-JetFuel Final International Conference titled Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward took place on the occasion

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

#Biodiesel Growth Discussed During #AgMedia Summit

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Did you know that in the past 10 years, the biodiesel industry has grown from a

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Decision Support: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to AgSolver Land Management Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AgSolver agronomic decision service products help increase profits by improving land management decisions, simplifying mandatory

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Front End: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Feedstock R&D Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s the Department of Energy working on with respect to feedstocks? The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Alison

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Deliverance: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the 2016 DOE Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Grandson of Billion Ton: DOE Releases Radically Improved 2016 Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR and Briefing: Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy — July 19, 2016 — Washington, DC

  WEBINAR and Briefing:  Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy  —  July 19, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A live webcast will be streamed at 1:30 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) The Environmental and Energy Study

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Feedstock for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth – marine microalgae – to photosynthetically produce

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic

June 22, 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

Cloud Biology: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Benson Hill Biosystems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last month. Benson Hill Biosystems launched CropOS, a cognitive engine using cloud biology to empower a new

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Expanding the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Using the Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This analysis was presented by Jonny Rogers at ABLC Feedstocks 2016, and is the result

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The Advanced Bioeconomy 2016: State of the Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the advanced bioeconomy, the question remains and will remain for some time, where are the

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

Of Sausage-Making, DC and Bioenergy Budgets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The signals coming out of Washington DC are so confusing, you might be wondering if

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

RES-T-BIOPLANT: Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuel Production

(IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment)  The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Business Strategies for Transitioning the Bioeconomy to a Landscape with Long-Term Profitability

by Mahmood Ebadian (Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group/Biomass Supply Chain Consulting Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  …With specialization occurring in feedstock engineering, these

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Harmonisation and Pragmatism Required for an Effective Future EU Sustainable Bioenergy Policy!

(European Biomass Association)  AEBIOM answer to the European Commission Public Consultation – A sustainable bioenergy policy for the period after 2020  —

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

The Future of Bioenergy Is in This Book-less Library

by  Cory Hatch (Renewable Energy World)  The Bioenergy Feedstock Library contains no books. What it does contain is information about

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers Do More than Feed the World

by Katie Heger (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … It is just so cliché and doesn’t nearly cover all that agriculture is

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Call for Public Comments – RSB Standard for End-of-Life Products, By-Products and Residues

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB invites the public to contribute to the revision of the RSB Standard for end-of-life products, by-products and

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

What Price Feedstock?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In all, respondents foresaw an $11.352 billion feedstock bioeconomy, at $57 per ton for

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Diversification of Feedstocks the Answer to De-Fossilisation: Panel

by Caroline Knight (Platts)  Increasing the depth and width of feedstocks in the biofuels blend was needed if Europe was

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Boom-boom: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel’s Growth and Horizons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the boom on in Renewable diesel. Here below is

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Interagency Effort Provides Links to Biofuel Data on One Web Page

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Biofuel number crunchers in the know are finding their jobs easier because of a

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Make Haste with Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hen you compare them to homogenized, uniform, high-yield, purpose-grown energy crops. residues may be

April 8, 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

Son of Billion Ton: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA Billion Ton Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 2005 report, Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable, Affordable Biomass: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the Biomass Research and Development Initiative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy

by Patricia McDaniels (University of Tennessee)  A small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center

March 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Benefits and Ordeals of a Biofuel Project in Nigeria

by Oladunjoye A. Waleola (Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria; special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria is

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Analyzing Biofuels From Rice 2016 – Research and Markets

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fnbdpf/analyzing) has announced the addition of the “Analyzing Biofuels from Rice” report to their

February 8, 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

Biomass Supply Chain Trade-Offs: Basis for Successful Bioenergy Businesses

by Rajdeep Golech (Biomass Magazine)  Feedstock sourcing is a critical aspect in the development of cellulosic biofuel businesses.  —  Emphasis

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

EWG Blasts Ethanol for Making Iowa’s Waterways Toxic

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Environmental Working Group has released a new blog alleging corn produced for

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy’s River Pilot: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the USDA

by Valerie Reed (US Department of Agriculture/Biofuels Digest)   A great government agency is a little like a river pilot —

December 28, 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

Three New Technologies to Make Energy Cleaner, More Efficient

by Frances White (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Three technologies — a computational tool to improve power grid planning, a process

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

What Makes Scale-Up of Industrial Biotechnology so Difficult?

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC)  Two questions have dominated the responses received after my Lessons Learned series on commercializing industrial

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

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