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Anaerobic Digestion Is Huge Economic Opportunity for UK, ADBA Tells Treasury

by Jon Harrison (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  ADBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton has this week written to Robert Jenrick MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, outlining the economic and environmental

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Optimizing Lignocellulosic Cropping Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How attractive are systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes for Rural Development? Ioannis Dimitriou, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Dep. of Crop

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Partner to Form Point Breeze Renewable Energy

(Philadelphia Energy Solutions)  RNG Energy Solutions (RNG Energy) and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC (PES) announced today that they have completed and executed several contracts including a long-term renewable

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Lego’s Biobased Bricks; Vertoro’s Green Crude Oil; Nitogen-Fixing Microbes for Corn; Diapers from Food Waste; 3D Imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 15th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  Biogas – Turning Hog Waste into Resources  —  Biogas technologies turn organic wastes, including manure, into energy and compost. When manure is

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

How Is CAAFI Engaging with Emerging Companies, and What Early-Stage Pathways Should SAJF Stakeholders Be Aware of?

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative) … Feedstocks: The companies are pursuing various feedstock categories, including algae, cellulosics, lipids, sugars, oilseeds, tall oil residue, and sugars. Most of the companies were only

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Harmful Algal Blooms: Engineering Solutions to a Growing Problem

by Bethany Jensen (Ignite Utah State University)  With the increase of global climate change effects, many local bodies of fresh water are experiencing dangerous toxic algae blooms. These are detrimental to

July 23, 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

AD Industry Responds to Vegan Energy

(Bioenergy Insight)  … The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has responded to the Ecotricity campaign, noting that it has served to highlight the issue of waste generated by society.

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Vietnam Uses ‘Super-Technology’ to Treat Biowaste

(Vietnam.net Bridge)  The utilization of Carbolosic technology in Vietnam promises to bring great benefits as it turns biological waste into valuable products.  —  The Ministry of Science & Technology (MST) has signed

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Some Delmarva Farmers Are Freezing Dead Chickens

by Katie Peikes (Delaware Public Media)  Long considered the most beneficial way to dispose of dead chickens, composting has become a management tool of the past for some Delmarva poultry farmers.

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Sugarcane’s Toxic Waste Can Turn into a Boon for Farmers

by Paul Johnl (Times of India)   Sugarcanemolasses-based distilleries in India are not only water guzzlers but purge a highly toxic residue— spent-wash or vinasse. This unusually viscous dark brown coloured pungent liquid after recovery

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

India’s Biofuels Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 18th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Detroit Zoo Plans Giveaway for Guests Who Visit Its AD Display

(Detroit Zoological Society/Biomass Magazine)  The Detroit Zoological Society will be number one at giving away number two when it hosts its sixth annual GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo on April 14,

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Project to Produce Industrial Products from Olive Mill Wastewater Gets EU Support

by Sevil Erkuş (Hurryiet Daily News)  A project initiated by Turkish experts to turn olive mill wastewater from olive production into industrial raw materials and products such as biodiesel and animal feed

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations, 3.28.18 Release

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

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Recovering Phosphorus from Corn Ethanol Waste

by Michael Torrice (Chemical & Engineering News)   Finding a way to reuse the element could help lower nutrient pollution  —  … When industrial plants process corn grains to make the fuel, or

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources and Biofuels & Energy Announce “SLV Biopro”

(Greenbelt Resources)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, in collaboration with Biofuels & Energy, LLC (B&E), announced today the San Luis Valley Bioproducts Project, known as SLV Biopro.

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Algility: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae as a New Crop and Technology Platform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been reinvented in recent years as a Sustainable New Crop for Food, Feed, Fuel and other products. Part of an international effort to expand Agricultural

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel with 89% Lower GHGs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Synpet was founded in 2014 as a developer of a synthetic petroleum (SYNPET) business using its Thermal Conversion Process. TCP breaks down organic waste materials by using heat,

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Realistically Assess and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Rapeseed Cultivation

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) (Google translation))  Global standard values ​​overestimate nitrous oxide emissions in rapeseed cultivation  —  A network of eight partners under the coordination of

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Case Study: 1MW to 3MW Anaerobic Digester Upgrade in Only 6 Months!

by John D. Forcier (Forcier Consulting Engineers/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … Besides increasing the electrical output from 1MW to 3MW, we increased the thermal output from 3.7MM btu/hr. to 10MM btu/hr. of

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

WesTech, USU, CVWRF Collaborate on Algal Research Project

(WesTech Engineering/Biomass Magazine)  The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, a technology-based economic development program funded by the state of Utah, has awarded a $175,320 grant for development of a commercial

January 31, 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

Biogas Plant in Northern Ireland Wins Sustainability Award

(Bioenergy Insight)  A biogas plant close to the town of Ballymena in Northern Ireland has been recognised in the Sustainable Ireland Awards. The Tully Quarry plant produces biogas from 100% chicken

January 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Waste to Energy: Production of Biofuel from Waste to Commence in South-West

(Nigerian Tribune)  … YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE reports that to stop the overdependence on petroleum products, the South-west is set to be the site of a project that is novel to Africa; processing

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Whisky Residue to Energy AD Facility Will Lower Scottish Distillery’s Carbon Footprint

(Bioenergy Insight)  UK anaerobic digestion specialist Clearfleau has started construction on a new biogas facility at a distillery in Scotland. Part of a £3 million project commissioned by Inver House Distillers,

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

(EU Science Hub)  Bioenergy is the most common renewable energy source in Europe – and it’s expected to continue to make up a significant part of the energy mix in the

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Method that Cuts Sugarcane Emissions Gets Global Prize

(SciDev.Net) Brazilian awarded prize for method that reduces emissions from cane cultivation; Nitrous oxide emissions cut by 95 per cent through use of inhibitors in fertiliser; Work could contribute to meeting Brazil’s Paris

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Is This the Crop That Saves Florida Agriculture?

by Tom Schenk (Terviva/Biofuels Digest)  … Directly and indirectly, Florida’s citrus industry creates almost 45,000 jobs which translate to almost a $9 billion contribution into Florida’s economy. Today’s citrus industry has

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Italy’s New Biogas Plant Will Be Able to Supply over 500 CNG Vehicles

(Hitachi Zosen Inova/NGV Journal)  Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) will build a new Kompogas® plant in collaboration with its Italian partner Cesaro Mac Import, this already being the fifth such facility in

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

ABS11 Salt Lake City Highlights

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Summit (ABS) has transitioned from algae biofuels to higher value algae bioproducts. Most of the excitement in the 2017 version focused on nutrition for

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Got Feedstock? Have Greenbelt Resources Test For Feasibility

(PR Newswire/Greenbelt Resources) The beauty of bioethanol is that it can be created from an amazing number of feedstocks of which many are considered waste – especially “food wastes”. Greenbelt Resources

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

The Brazilian Conference on Science and Technology BioEnergy and the Progress in the BioEconomy in Brazil

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Held in Campos do Jordão on 16-19 October 2017, the Third Edition of the Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST) highlighted the

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Conducts Feedstock Testing For Central Coast Wine Services

(Business Insider/PR Newswire/Greenbelt Resources)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) has agreed to perform feedstock testing with Central Coast Wine Services (CCWS) to test various streams of wastes generated in the winemaking

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Synthetic Petroleum: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Synpet Technologies is a Turkish-US company founded in 2014, which operates a 15 ton/day demonstration facility in Pasakoy, Turkey. The company developed its Thermal Conversion Process, which breaks down organic

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Unprecedented Insight into ‘Miraculous’ Biochar

(Bioenergy Insight)  …  Led by the University of Tuebingen in Germany, and involving researchers from the US Colorado State University, the new research published in the journal Nature Communications has provided

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

TerViva’s Pongamia Tree Farms Popping up to Meet Hawaii’s Biofuel Needs

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Hawaii, pongamia trees are being farmed for the first time in experimental plots in Oahu to help meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs, specifically for biodiesel and jet

August 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Greenlighted for Indonesian “Ecolabel” Status for Technology that Helps Address $940 Billion Food Loss Problem

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  The Indonesian government’s Technical Committee on Verification of Environmentally Friendly Technology has officially recommended that Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) be awarded “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for its

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels Can Benefit the Environment if Managed Correctly

(Phys.Org/Michigan State University)  Could cellulosic biofuels – or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood – become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

From Coal-Fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Capturing Flue Gas via Microalgae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Meeting Needs, Maximizing Benefits

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers continuously implement new environmentally friendly techniques to raise their crops.  —  Corn farmers—and with them, the ethanol industry—are growing more sustainable. Farmers in

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Ethanol: It’s Just Plain Corny

by James Bobreski (Finger Lakes Times)  … Ethanol is the alcohol in our beer that we enjoy at a ball game, a party or after a long day at work. In this

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(Alexander & Baldwin/PR Newswire)  High-yield pongamia grows sustainably, uses less water and fertilizer than other crops  —  Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) (NYSE: ALEX) and TerViva today announced plans to

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology. Pyrolysis is not incineration. The goal is to use

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

IIT-Kharagpur Develops Technology to Make Pollution-Free Biofuel

(Business Insider) … The ‘soil-to-soil’ manufacturing technology developed at the P.K. Sinha Centre for Bioenergy at IIT – Kharagpur is in the process of being patented. Researchers say bioethanol can

June 1, 2017 Read Full Article

“The Belt and Road Initiative” Improved Trade between China and Cambodia; North Asia Resources Holdings Limited (00061) Takes Advantage of the Opportunity

(ACN Newswire)  At 24 March 2017, the Big Data Report of Trade Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative 2017 released. According to the figures, It was reported that the

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the U.S. EPA opens the way for expanded ethanol production.  —

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Turning Chicken Poop and Weeds into Biofuel

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!)  Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird’s popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Kings of the Bioeconomy: Pacific Biodiesel Keeps Getting It Done

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There just isn’t an organization out there like Pacific Biodiesel. Labors on, fighting the good fight, hitting every sustainability grace note, and always surprising the

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Life-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements in corn’s GHG emissions profile  —  … Fuels that help automakers

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

US VP Pence Celebrates Greenbelt Resources and Jababeka Infrastruktur Waste-to-Resources Project MOU Signing

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  JababECO is the first U.S.-Indonesia municipal waste-to-bioproducts project  —  United States Vice President Mike Pence participated in a ceremony celebrating the signing of multiple Memorandums of Understanding

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Seaweed Cultivation Could Provide a Promising Source of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels, Finds Norwegian Report

(GreenAir Online)  Seaweed could become a promising source of biofuels for aviation if sustainably produced and economic and policy challenges can be overcome, says a report by Norwegian NGO Bellona.

April 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Validated, Integrated: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different

April 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Commissions First Waste-to-Ethanol System in Australia

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  Important Milestone Demonstrates International Commercial Scale and Viability  —   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced today that it has

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Develops New System to Enhance AD Process

(Bioenergy Insight)  US-based science and engineering centre Argonne National Laboratory has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts and enhance the process of anaerobic

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa State Engineer Helps Journal Highlight How Pyrolysis Can Advance the Bioeconomy

(Iowa State University)  A special issue of the journal Energy Technology details the latest advances in pyrolysis technologies for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and fertilizers. Two pyrolysis experts are

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

NDSU Scientists Study Distillers Grains as Fertilizer

(North Dakota State University)  Wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles increased corn and spring wheat yields.  —  Distillers grains could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils — January 30, 2017

  WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils   —   January 30, 2017

This webinar reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2017? Not the good ship Digest! Instead,

January 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Croton Nuts: Africa’s New Biofuel that Literally Grows on Trees

by Kieron Monks (CNN)  Croton nut may be ideal fuel with high oil and protein concentration; Leading producers are expanding rapidly; Analysts say

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Construction of Quebec Biomethane Project Underway

(Infrastructure Canada & Government of Quebec/Biomass Magazine)  Officials of the governments of Canada and Quebec visited the city of Varennes

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Six Projects for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Govt to Set up First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery in Punjab

(Business Standard)  The foundation stone for India’s first second generation ethanol bio-refinery to be set up by Hindustan Petroleum Corp

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Purti Group Co Develops Bio-CNG for Vehicles

by Snehlata Shrivastav (Economic Times’ Energy World)  Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Limited (MAIIL) of the city, an extension of Purti

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Hungarian Company to Build Biogas and Ethanol Plant in Nigeria

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria, has entered into an agreement with Hungarian Agrar-Biothanol to produce

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel from Sewage Is the Future – and It’s Closer than You Think

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel  —  It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

A Bridge from City to Country Made of Algae: An Algae Biomass Summit Preview

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As algae developers struggled to bring down costs within venture timelines, and then as global

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

CSMCRI Scouts for Alternative Uses of Jatropha Crop to Make Bio-Fuel Production Viable

by Sohini Das (Business Standard)  Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), that has a US patent

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Announces SEC Filing to Conduct Public Offering

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  Company Plans to Build Model Waste-to-Energy Ecosystem  —  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable

August 25, 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

Biofuel Blunder? Renewable Fuel Mandate Is Having a Negative Effect on Home Run Totals

by Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  Biofuel mandate was supposed to fix everything, but no one has hit over 60

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow

by Steve Brachmann (IP Watchdog)  …  Last March, researchers from Western Michigan University (WMU) made a presentation at that year’s

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

The European CYCLALG Project Will Develop an Algae-Based Biorefinery

by Elhuyar Fundazioa (EurekAlert!) A consortium of six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

ABC: Bill Signals Building Support for Nutrient Recycling, Biogas

(American Biogas Council/Biomass Magazine)  Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Cature and Utilization Act Would Support Algae Technologies

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and five of his Senate colleagues introduced today the Carbon Capture and

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official

by NAN (Leadership)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up an energy renewable plant

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Making It Work for the Grower: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to DuPont’s Cellulosic Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DuPont has developed a three-part strategy to deliver these new technologies to the growing biofuels

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Business Owner, NMSU’s Arrowhead Center Hope to Create Jobs, Ecosystem with Biorefinery

(El Paso Herald Post)  … On June 15, through a LEDA grant from the City of Tucumcari, ERD purchased the former

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Can We Finally Make Gasoline out of Corncobs?

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  … Running cars and planes on corncobs would, at its best, produce 90 percent less greenhouse gas than

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture

by Geoffrey Carr (The Economist)  If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Are Ethanol Opponents Sniffing Glue? Something Is Making Them Dizzy!

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … In preparation for this hearing and EPA process, a group called American Council For

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

New Water-Quality Data on Impact of Corn, Soybeans on Nitrate in Iowa streams

(Phys.Org)  As Iowa farmers have planted more acres of corn to meet the demand driven by the corn-based ethanol industry,

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Efficient Utilization of Volatile Waste Nutrients

by Everett Eustance, Joshua T. Wray, Shahrzad Badvipour and Milton R Sommerfeld (Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, Arizona

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Availability, Use, and Removal of Oil Palm Biomass in Indonesia

by Christopher Teh Boon Sung (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Reviews the environmental impacts of removing palm residues from plantations and

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Protein Packs A Punch in New Ethanol Coproducts

by Holly Jessen and Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two companies gain traction in the quest to produce high-protein feed products

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources CEO Visits Cuba — Company Seeks Partners to Deploy Sustainable Energy Technology

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  As a result of recent changes to Commerce Department regulations by the Obama administration regarding trade with

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Digester’ Turns Supermarket Produce Waste into Liquid Fertilizer

by Tom Leyde (The Californian)  The invention of a digester that turns supermarket produce waste into liquid fertilizer is on

March 9, 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

Ecological Farming: A Different Form of Agtech –Exclusive Report

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunderNews)  … “Ecological farming is ‘AgTech’ but of a different kind. It is a return to the original definition

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Re-Thinking the Carbon Reduction Value of Corn Ethanol Fuel

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Across America)  It has been seven years since Argonne National Labs (ANL), as part of the

December 23, 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

Greenbelt Resources Announces: POM Wonderful Extends Feedstock Testing Contract

(Greenbelt Resources/Business Wire)  POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States,

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

A Time to Take Stock: Advanced Biofuels as a Solution

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A time for taking stock and giving thanks; for appreciating the value of creating

November 25, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Heineken Brewery Celebrates Achieving Carbon-Neutral Milestone

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biodiesel process and biogas technology provider BDI-BioEnergy International AG and Brau Union Österreich, part

November 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Supplies, Sri Lanka – First Smallholder Project in Southeast Asia to Earn RSB Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Biomass Supplies (Pvt) Ltd, a company based in Sri Lanka, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Trust Iowa farmers, Not Big Oil

by T.J. Page (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Letter to the Editor– It’s disappointing, but not surprising to read a recent

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Horse Is Your Own Micro-Power Generator that Turns Waste into Biofuel and Fertilizer – Video

(AutoEvolution) A report by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that about one-third of

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater

September 24, 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

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuelling Mackay’s Job Market into the Future

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  NOTHING creates jobs like the resource industry.  It’s a widely held view in the Mackay

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the Earth Room Problem and how is osmotic shock helping us to solve

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Grape Waste Could Make Competitive Biofuel

(University of Adelaide)  The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, University of Adelaide researchers have

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Biofuel Markets to Double to $185 Billion by 2021: Focus on Phosphate Production, Particularly in South America

By Bob Beaty (Market One Media Group)  With global economic challenges appearing almost hourly, two growth areas are moving ahead

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Highlights from the Casselton Agronomy Farm Field Day

by Dale Hildebrant  (Farm & Ranch Guide)  … Using dried distillers grain as a fertilizer source The first stop on the

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

How One Farm Is Growing Food and Biofuels While Helping to Save the Environment

by Padma Nagappan (TakePart)  … Now researchers at the United States Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory think they have a

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientists Study Ways to Integrate Biofuels and Food Crops on Farms

by Payal Marathe (Argonne National Laboratory)  We ask a lot of the land: feed the world with crops, power the

July 8, 2015 Read Full Article

How the Increasing Amount of Biofuels Affect Land Management

(ECN Magazine/Argonne National Laboratory)  The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil’s ability to

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Capturing the Full and Unrealized Value of Biofuels — Market Mechanisms are Needed

by Ghasideh Pourhashem (Forbes)  During the past decade, production of biofuels has gained momentum largely due to policies and mandates aimed

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

New RSB Standard Proposed to Certify Low-Risk ILUC Biomass

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It may soon be possible to certify that biomass is not only sustainably

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

New VERBIO Plant for the Production of Biomethane from 100 Percent Straw Commissioned as Scheduled

(VERBIO)  New VERBIO plant for the production of biomethane from 100 percent straw commissioned as scheduled.  Jörg Vogelsänger, Minister in

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

AgEnergy USA, Perdue Farms Partner on Clean Bay Biogas Project

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) … Anaerobic digester developer AgEnergy USA and Perdue Farms, a major chicken processing company based in Salisbury,

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientists Employ Algae as Biofuel, to Mop up Pollutants

By Chukwuma Muanya (The Guardian)  Scientists have expanded the frontiers in the use of micro-organisms such as bacteria and algae

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae from Wastewater Solves Two Problems: Biofuel and Clean-Up

(Science Daily/Rice University) In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for

April 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Waste-Biogas Is at Least Ten Times More Effective than Crop-Biogas at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Bangor University)  In a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University

March 6, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

RIT Prof’s Reputation in Waste Reaches Trump Organization

by James Goodman (Democrat & Chronicle)  Jeffrey Lodge is finding a niche at Rochester Institute of Technology as a go-to

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Indiana University Biologists Partner Bacterium with Nitrogen Gas to Produce More, Cleaner Bioethanol

(Indiana University Bloomington)  Provisional patent filed for process using most abundant gas in Earth’s atmosphere Indiana University biologists believe they

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Backers Say Factory Will Buy $26 Million from Farm Sector

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  The head of a proposed ethanol and food-processing facility near Greenleaf, Idaho, says the plant

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Facility Proposed in Southwestern Idaho

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  A proposed ethanol facility in Southwestern Idaho would convert barley and tubers into fuel. It’s not

December 3, 2014 Read Full Article

14 for ’15: The Bioeconomy Agenda, 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  14 perspectives on policy, technologies and geographies of compelling interest in the new year —

December 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Good Neighbors (Anaerobic Digesters)

by Katie Fletcher  (Biomass Magazine)  Lately, cellulosic ethanol plant startups have basked in the bioenergy limelight. While less celebrated, anaerobic

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

To Use Sewage Sludge to Obtain Bioenergy

(Nanowerk News) Researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Beet Ethanol Demonstration Project to Begin Next Month

by Ben Keller (The Business Journal)  A new source of transportation fuel may soon flow from the Central Valley if

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

MBP Group Earns RSB Sustainability Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their waste material

August 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Addax Bioenergy Certified by Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

(Sierra Express Media)  Addax Bioenergy (SL) Limited has been fully and formally certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

FORUM: A Brief Lesson On Ethanol And Food Prices

by Kelvin Alversion (Rapid City Journal) We are blessed as Americans to have the safest, most affordable and abundant food supply

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Benefits More than Farmers

by Chris Hausman (News-Gazette) …  The critics of renewable fuels fall into three groups — the oil industry, dyed-in-the wool

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS Researchers Target Eucalyptus as Source of Fuel for Biomass Production

(University of Florida)  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking

May 7, 2014 Read Full Article

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Commentary: Don’t Blame Ethanol for the Dead Zone

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  Every year, nitrogen used to fertilize corn fields in the Midwest leaches into the Mississippi River

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Announces Commercial Trials of Biochar

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Cool Planet Energy Systems has announced the launch of its trademarked Cool Terra biochar for

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Farmers Learn Value of Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Each year during World Food Prize week, the Truth About Trade and Technology Global Farmer Roundtable brings farmers

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Agricultural Alchemy: Manure + Brewery Waste Could Yield Biofuel

by John Herrick (VTDigger.org)  Waste from dairy farms and beer breweries could provide the necessary ingredients to grow algae-based biofuels,

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

McGregor Invests $2M to Rehab Facility

by Matthew Weaver (Capital Press) The McGregor Co. has invested more than $2 million in an abandoned biodiesel plant in Creston, Wash.,

September 9, 2013 Read Full Article

UMS Researchers Produce Biofertiliser from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches

(Borneo Post)  The Microbiology Research Group at the University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Biotechnology Research Institute has developed a simple and

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Responsible for This Year's Expected Record Dead Zone, Researcher Says

(Sonoran News)  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone will be the biggest

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

The US Renewable Fuel Standard and Repeal, Reform: The Digest’s 5 Minute-Guide

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday in DC, the House Energy & Commerce committee convened a major hearing on the

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Getting to the Root of the Matter

by Jennifer Donovan (Michigan Tech News)  Working to identify key genes in the root development of poplar trees, three Michigan

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Feds Launch Project to Convert Oilsands Emissions to Biofuels

by Heather Loney (Global News)  The federal government is teaming up with two Canadian companies in a pilot project that

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Ammonia from Biomass: SynGest, BioNitrogen, Agrebon

(NH3 Fuel Association)  Renewable ammonia producer SynGest is now featured on the Fueling Growth website, which aims to show “How clean fuel companies are fueling

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Fertilizer in Development by Old Dominion University and NP

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Nutrients PLUS (NP), a company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Old Dominion University (ODU), in Norfolk,

May 2, 2013 Read Full Article

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