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Greenbelt Initiates CBE Project to Produce Bioethanol for CBD Extraction

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/Globe Newswire)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) (Greenbelt) has announced commencing Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased initiative to convert Greenbelt’s Commercial Scale Testing Facility into a

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Orlando Businesses Save Waste Fees Through Disney-Supported Biofuel

by Alyssa Danigelis (Environmental Leader)  Businesses in Orlando, Florida, are saving dumpster fees by sending their food waste to a biofuel facility serving Walt Disney World. The city’s green bin program

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

In the Quest for Cleaner Fuels, a Scientist Turns to Tim Hortons Coffee Grounds

by Richard Cuthbertson (CBC News)  Dalhousie University chemical engineer Sophia He is converting coffee grounds into fuel that could power cars  —  When chemical engineer Sophia He was recruited to Dalhousie University’s agriculture

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Presentations Available from the Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Anaerobic Digestion Maryland and the Northeast US Experience

(University of Maryland)  Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Anaerobic Digestion Maryland and the Northeast US Experience Topics •Anaerobic Digestion: Where We Are Today •Digester Systems in the Northeast–Successful Case Studies

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Baseball Teams Knock It Out of the Park with Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  … Ballparks throughout the country are recycling used cooking oil into clean burning biodiesel. This advanced biofuel reduces carbon emissions by 80 percent, helping the crowds breathe easier.

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

UK Recycling Firm Powers Truck Fleet with Biogas Made from iIs Own Waste

(Warrens Group/NGV Journal)  Recycling specialist Warrens Group has taken delivery of a 16-ton IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power. Running on CNG, the company is also believed to be the first in the

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

New Recycling Facility to Be Opened by Green Energy Biofuel

(Biofuels International) According to the Aiken Standard a 36,000 square foot recycling facility is to be built by Green Energy Biofuel in Warrenville, Illinois. The plant is expected to provide more

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Kroger, City of Toronto Among Energy Vision’s RNG Leaders

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  At its annual awards reception in New York City last week, Energy Vision, a national nonprofit that researches and promotes low-carbon energy and transportation strategies, presented awards for

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Mounts €100M Investment Push to Promote the Bioeconomy

by Éanna Kelly (Science/Business) EU Commission and European Investment Bank searching for fund manager to drive private investment in a sprawling sector  —  The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB)

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Landfill-to-Anything-Soon, Puleeze: In Search of New Energy, Materials from Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The names seem less settled than the markets or science: is it biogas, biomethane, renewable natural gas, or RNG? Whatever your preferred name, you don’t have

October 18, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Oman Goes Green with Fuel from Food Waste

by Sheikha Al Maqhus (Times of Oman)  Oman is setting up four biogas plants to produce energy from more than half a million tonnes of food waste, the cost of which

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Con Ed Plans Renewable Gas, LNG Storage Facilities Amid Pipeline Constraints

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive) Consolidated Edison on Wednesday proposed a slate of gas projects and programs aimed at addressing rapidly-growing demand in New York City and Westchester County, which the utility

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

A Bird’s Eye View of Bioenergy

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo (MABEX) was held on September 12 and 13 at the Convene at CityView in Philadelphia, Pa. The Mid-Atlantic

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Delhi Gurudwaras to Set up Biofuel Plant for Kitchen Waste

(DNA India)  Following the footsteps of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in Amritsar the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will now set up biogas plants in all the gurudwara complexes in

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemists Develop Nanocatalysts for Continuous Biofuel Synthesis

(RUDN University/Phys.Org)  A chemist from RUDN synthesized new catalysts with ruthenium (Ru) nanoparticles for producing biofuel from organic biowaste. Nanocatalysts support more intensive and sustained reactions than the compounds currently available

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Harnessing Algae and Fungi to Create New Biofuel System

by Igor Houwat (Michigan State University) Michigan State University scientists have found a solution to enhance oil production and harvest using what many consider sea sludge. The new proof of concept,

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Rotten Potatoes: That’s the Government’s Answer to Your Rising Fuel Bill

by Garima Singh (Economic Times)  … While the government is hoping the rally in global rates declines soon, it is also looking at alternatives to lessen future pinches. This explains its current

September 3, 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

From Food Waste to Biobased

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … “About 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year – an estimated one in three mouthfuls of food every day,” according to Alessandro

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

On the Rise: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas, Its Markets and Production and Treatment Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with biogas?  The U.S. market has lagged in the development of biogas facilities because of the low cost of electricity, natural gas and vehicle fuels

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

First AD Plant Certified under New Performance Scheme

(Bioenergy Insight)  A food waste-to-energy plant in Wiltshire has become the first in England to be certified under the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS). The Bore Hill Farm Biodigester in Warminster,

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Food Waste Summit Proceedings Available

(BioCycle Magazine)  The U.S. Food Waste Summit 2018, June 26-27, 2018 at the Harvard Law School (HLS) in Cambridge (MA), was cohosted by the HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic and ReFED.

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Toronto Makes Renewable Natural Gas Moves

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., the City of Toronto, Ontario, is making moves to operate a facility that will turn biogas into renewable natural

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Renewable Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel?

by Todd Campbell (ACT News/California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership)  Is natural gas renewable? What is renewable natural gas? Is renewable natural gas a fossil fuel? To those of us in the

July 20, 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

New Biomethane Double Decker Bus Arrives in Eastern England

(Scania/NGV Journal)  Ipswich Buses has joined forces with Scania to bring a biogas-powered double decker to the streets of Ipswich. The state-of-the-art vehicle started the 6-week trial in June and will

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

CalRecycle Awards $25 Million for Organics Recycling Projects–Communities Get Environmental and Economic Boost from California Climate Investments

(CalRecycle)  The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has awarded more than $25 million in California Climate Investments to bolster organics recycling infrastructure in the state and rescue edible food

July 6, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

5 Minutes With… Dhivya Puri, Senior Technical Lead at Fiberight.

by Dave Songer (Bio-Based World News)  “The milestones and professional growth I’ve achieved in this role are above and beyond what I could have accomplished in academia within the same time

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

China’s Shift to Cleaner Energy Drives Huge Ethanol Demand

by Leah Marie Angelou (Small Cap Network) … China is at a crossroad as it shifts to cleaner and renewable energy sources. Can the country keep up with its environmental

June 29, 2018 Read Full Article

REFILE-FEATURE-In Hunt for Clean Jet Fuel, South Africa Swaps Tobacco for Weeds

by Munyaradzi Makoni (Reuters)  When a South African Airways Boeing 737 took off from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg two years ago, headed for Cape Town, it was powered by

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Cattle waste and wastewater. Sludgy grease ensconced in restaurant and cafeteria grease traps.  Food waste—uneaten leftovers or culinary mistakes. Contrary to the lyrics in The Sound of

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

NYC Councilmembers Fight for RNG as Transportation Fuel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In a joint letter, New York City councilmembers are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to “show environmental leadership” by encouraging the adoption of renewable natural gas

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot News from Sea to Shore

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The VERGE conference was held in Honolulu last week gathering energy and transportation leaders to talk about lessons learned in clean energy and electricity that

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Approves COMM SCI Project in Benefuel

(Bioindustrial Innovation Canada)  Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. Its goal is to help Ontario and Canada become globally recognized leaders in the field of

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Report: It’s Time for NYC to Do Away With Diesel and Switch to RNG

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including Energy Vision, the New York League of Conservation Voters and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, are calling on New York City to

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Cabinet Approves National Biofuel Policy

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

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California

by Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition/ACT News)  California policy makers—at the local and state level—are increasingly under pressure to make electric vehicles the only clean transportation option for every

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build and Operate Kompogas® Plant to Turn Jönköping’s Organic Waste into Vehicle Fuel

(Hitachi Zosen Inova)  Hitachi Zosen Inova is to build Scandinavia’s second Kompogas® facility in Jönköping, Sweden. It will use a dry fermentation process to convert around 40,000 metric tons of organic

May 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Production and Use of Renewable Natural Gas as a Climate Strategy in the United States

by Rebecca Gasper and Tim Searchinger (World Resources Institute)  The production of renewable natural gas (RNG, also known as biomethane or upgraded biogas) is an emerging strategy to turn organic waste into a

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Weltec Biopower Showcases Biogas Solutions in Munich

(Weltec Biopower/NGV Journal)  At the IFAT, trade fair for environmental technologies in Munich, Germany, the German company WELTEC BIOPOWER will exhibit its technologies for the energetic use of organic waste and

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Reproducible, High-Yielding, Biological Caproate Production from Food Waste Using a Single-Phase Anaerobic Reactor System

by Corine Orline Nzeteu, Anna Christine Trego, Florence Abram, and Vincent O’Flaherty (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  … In recent years, organic waste streams have been investigated as attractive and sustainable feedstock alternatives. In

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Facility Would Grow Algae from Papaya for Feed, Fuel

by Tom Callis (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)   … The state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is proposing to build a $1.5 million facility at the Shipman Business Park that would grow algae from leftover produce,

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Engage North American Youth to Prevent, Recover and Recycle Food Loss and Waste DEADLINE: May 3, 2018

(Commission for Environmental Cooperation) The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to work in collaboration with youth organizations and government to empower and motivate youth

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Bill Moves Forward in California

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications advanced a pro-renewable natural gas (RNG) bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG

April 19, 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

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 11th, 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 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

BIC Approves Investment in Biodiesel Company Benefuel

(Bioindustrial Innovation Canada/Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Benefuel is a renewable energy company that utilizes their patented ENSEL catalyst technology to produce a low carbon intensity biodiesel from a variety of food and

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Improve Method to Convert Food Waste into Biofuels

by Sharon Gaudin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Biomass Magazine)  Funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating a better way to convert waste

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Green to Expand Biogas Program to 2 California Cities

(Global Green/Biomass Magazine)  Non-profit, Global Green announced March 23 it will select two Southern California cities as partners to participate in a new food waste recycling program, using an Eco-Ambassador resident

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Borough in London Chooses Biomethane to Fuel Heavy Duty Fleet

 (Islington Council/NGV Journal) Islington Council has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels, as it launches a borough-wide spring clean

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Cow Power: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ag-Grid Energy has a vision to convert agricultural and organic waste into renewable energy, compost and support local area practices that lead us towards a sustainable

March 19, 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

1+1=3: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas Production With Mixed Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does 1+1=3? That’s the premise of this ABLC 2018 presentation from LEC’s John Forcier which looks at the challenges and opportunities in anaerobic digesters. There’s a

March 6, 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

Biogas Waste-to-Energy Plant Proposed for Jessup

by  Lorraine Mirabella (Baltimore Sun)  An Italian company that operates waste-to-energy plants around the world plans to build its first U.S. facility in Jessup near dozens of food distribution businesses

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Greenbelt’s Testing Facility to Become Commercial Production Plant; “California BioEthanol Project” Designed to Meet the Growth of Local Protein and Ethanol Extraction Needs

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC:GRCO) (Greenbelt) has announced Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased initiative that will convert Greenbelt’s Commercial Scale Testing Facility into a commercial-scale production

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon-Negative Fuels in the Spotlight as Ohio State, Argonne National Labs, Energy Vision Make Material Progress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The biggest news along that front represents early-stage technology, but we read here that engineers at Ohio State announced that they’ve devised a process that under certain circumstances can

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Connecticut Seeks Proposals for AD, Wind, Fuel Cell Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit offers for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources,

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Tomorrow’s Alcohol Can Be Made from Surplus Milk Sugar

(Technical University of Denmark)  New technology from DTU can convert milk sugar (lactose) in dairy by-products into alcohol. The newly established

February 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Case Studies Demonstrate Success of Biomethane as Vehicle Fuel

(NGV Journal/Energy Vision) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision released two

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Swansea Takes Lead in ALG-AD Sustainability Project

(Algae Industry Magazine) Scientists at Swansea University are taking the lead on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project developing new technology

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

INSIGHTS Anaerobic Digesters as a Tool for California’s Clean Transportation Efforts

by Cliff Gladstein (Gladstein, Neandross & Associates/ACT News)  As one of the most populous states in the nation and a center

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Fighting Food Waste in Africa with Biofuel-Run Sparky Dryer

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Uganda, engineering graduate Lawrence Okettayot is addressing food waste with his new Sparky Dryer, which

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Microbes Help Turn Greek Yogurt Waste into Fuel

(Phys.Org/Cell Press)  Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however,

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

ADBA Chief Executive Talks Pushing Number 10 and Anaerobic Digestion Future

by Luke Acton (Bioenergy Insight)  With the dearth of subsidies and volatile political environment, Charlotte Morton shared her views on what

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

The Ham Trick Campaign and the EduCycle Learning Game Won Acclaim at International Communications and Marketing Awards

(Neste)  The Ham Trick campaign, a demonstration of circular economy in action, and EduCycle, a learning game that makes use ofaugmented reality, won

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

From Conventional to Advantaged: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Russian Scientists Discover Method to Convert Food Waste into Biofuels

(Skoltech)  … Scientists from Skoltech and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Joint Institute for High Temperatures have proposed converting food waste

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biogas Plant Opens in Mexico City

(NGV Journal/National Council of Science and Technology) One of the most ambitious local projects for the use of organic solid waste

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Report from EUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Participants from over 70 countries gathered at Stockholm’s Älvsjömässan for the annual European Biomass

November 9, 2017 0 comment 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

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste from Industry Could Drive Sustainable Investment in Scotland, New Report Finds

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  … The new report is entitled Biorefining Potential for Scotland and has been produced by Zero Waste Scotland.

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Ending Food Waste Not Biofuels Should Be Food Security Priority

by Alex Brinkley (National Newswatch)  Groups concerned that using grains to make biofuels threatens food security should be paying more attention

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe Is Possible, but Faces Challenges

(European Environment Agency)  Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

IKEA Signs Circular Economy Deal

(Innovators Magazine)   Finland is a global leader of the burgeoning circular economy.  …  Now IKEA Finland is getting in on the

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

IKEA Supports Development of Biomethane Stations in Finland

(NGV Journal)  Gasum has signed a comprehensive circular economy cooperation agreement with IKEA Finland. The cooperation will involve using food waste

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Publishes Fact Sheet: Biogas—Converting Waste to Energy

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The United States produces more than 70 million tons of organic waste each year. While source

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Bioethanol to Be Tested by Puration Inc. for Use in Patented CBD Extraction Process

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) has announced that Puration, Inc. (OTC: PURA) has selected its bioethanol to

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Highlights Southeast Asia’s Biofuels Potential

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause

July 25, 2017 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

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

St1 to Add Renewable Diesel Production, Continues Ethanol Work

(St1/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  St1 announced it is investing in a new hydrogen manufacturing unit, which will be built in St1

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

BIC Announces New SIRA Roadmap to Develop Europe’s Bioeconomy

(Bio-based Industries Consortium) To help build a resource-efficient, circular and bio-based economy, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has announced its

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

New Nottingham Buses Show Need for Greater Biomethane Support

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

UK’s ‘Biggest’ Anaerobic Digestion Plant Blocked by Protests

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s biggest anaerobic digestion plant have been put on hold following a series of

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Leftovers on Restaurant Diners’ Plates Will Be Turned into Compost, Biofuel

by Cathy Locke (Sacramento Bee) Food left on diners’ plates that goes back to restaurant kitchens in Sacramento County will go

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Thailand Announces 3.66 Million Tons of Rotten Rice to Be Auctioned March 23

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Thailand, the National Rice Policy Committee agreed to open another round of bidding for

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: Won’t Get Fooled Again

by Carlos Calvo Ambel (Transport & Environment/EurActiv)  … Sustainable feedstocks available for the production of non-land using biofuels, made of waste and

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

(U.S. Department of Energy)  … U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication of a report, titled

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Neutral Fuels Pioneers Dairy Waste As New Biofuel Feedstock

(Neutral Fuels)  Recycling waste dairy products to help meet Dubai ‘ s Zero Waste target  — After two years of

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Grocer First in Europe to Use New Trucks Fuelled by Food Waste

by Umberto Bacchi (Reuters)  A British supermarket has become the first retailer in Europe to use a new type of tank

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Looking at On-Farm Ethanol Plants

by Nat Williams (Illinois Farmer Today)  A handful of farmers are not just raising the crops that can be used

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

BETO Publishes Analysis of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (January 10, 2017) the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the publication

January 16, 2017 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy, #1 Catalyst for Rural Development: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA and Rural Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Outgoing Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

The Rockefeller Foundation, USDA, and EPA to Lead Creation of National Resource Center for Action Against Food Waste

(PR Newswire)  Coalition of 12 organizations set to launch FurtherWithFood.org, an online hub for information and solutions to cut food

January 4, 2017 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

CNG Fuels Adds 100% Renewable Biomethane to Fueling Stations

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  NG Fuels, which develops, owns and operates natural gas fueling infrastructure in the U.K., says that Renewable

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Be the Change: Maine’s New Born Global Challenge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For some time in The Digest, we have examined the problem of matching capital to

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

St1’s and SOK’s Joint Venture NEB Plans 50-Million-Litre Cellunolix® Bioethanol Plant in Pietarsaari

(Globe Newswire/ St1)  Acting on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Dutch Researchers Use Sugar Alcohols to Store Solar and Wind Energy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Power to Save Family Farms and the Environment with Anaerobic Digestion

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Farm-based anaerobic digestion systems have adapted in various regions of the world.

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Distributed Biogas: $11.8 Billion Market Hidden in Plain Sight

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The mountains of bureaucratic red tape involved in urban food waste biogas projects,

September 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

St1 Signs a Letter of Intent with Viken Skog and Treklyngen for a Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant in Norway

(St1)  St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA and

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy CEO Declares Hunger Strike

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy)  My name is Warren Weisman, I am the former CEO of the failed renewable

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region.

September 5, 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

St1 Signs a Letter of Intent with Viken Skog and Treklyngen for a Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant in Norway

(St1/Globe Newswire)  St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogas To Fleet Fuel In South San Francisco

by Nora Goldstein  (BioCycle)  …  SSFSC (South San Francisco Scavenger Company) has converted 27 of the 40 trucks in its

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Singapore Scientists Mine Butanol from Fats in Food Waste

(The China Post)  Scientists in Singapore have found a green, efficient way to deal with the growing amount of food

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Impact Bioenergy’s Microdigester Testing Waste at Seattle Brewery

by  Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8

May 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae + Papaya = Biofuel

by Jan Suszkiw (US Department of Agriculture)  … At the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo,

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Vermont Announces Online Bioenergy Professional Certificate Program Summer Session — June 15-August 3, 2016

(University of Vermont)  A new era of clean BioEnergy solutions is beginning to emerge now. Clean sustainable Bioenergy such as

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Circling Opportunity

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Blue Sphere Corp.’s two-prong business development strategy in the global waste-to-energy industry is proving to

April 7, 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

Cambridge Firm Turns Food Waste into Biofuel, with a Little Help from Some Flies

(Cambridge News)  Entomics is turning food waste into biofuel and animal feed. — … Known as Entomos before a recent rebrand,

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Power to the Poop: One Colorado City Is Using Human Waste to Run Its Vehicles

Melanie Sevcenko  (The Guardian)  Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article

BioHiTech America Collaborates to Convert Food Waste to Energy

(BioHiTech Global Inc./Biomass Magazine)  … BioHiTech’s Eco-Safe Digester utilizes an aerobic digestion process to convert food waste to grey water, also

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Highlights 2015 Bioeconomy Achievements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Several of the achievements listed by the USDA benefited the bioenergy and biofuels sectors.

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

How Royal Dutch Shell and Other Companies Are Trying to Make Petroleum Products from Municipal Waste

by Hari Pulakkat (Times of India/The Economic Times)  …  Among the most advanced of the lot is Royal Dutch Shell,

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Centre Offers Biofuel to Delhi to Check Pollution

(Business Standard)  The Centre is willing to offer one million litres of bio-diesel a day to the Delhi government to

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Food Waste Legislation Includes AD Provisions

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Dec. 7, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2015. The

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

OX2 Wins Concession for One of Sweden’s Largest Biogas Plants

(Penn Energy/Renewable Energy World)  OX2 will take over NSR’s biogas plant outside Helsingborg on January 1, 2016. The plant has

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Patent Awarded for Cellulose-Digesting Bacteria that Make Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, The US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms

November 30, 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

Rutgers Report Assesses New Jersey Bioenergy Potential

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  A recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state

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

Twofold Renewable in Tulare County

by Keith Loria (Biomass Magazine)  California’s Calgren Renewable Fuels uses renewable energy generated onsite to power its renewable fuel production process.

September 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Stanford Food Waste to Be Sent to New Reprocessing System

by Caleb Smith (The Stanford Daily)  During this coming school year, and possibly by the end of the month, a

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Oberon Fuels, Ford and FVV Partner to Build, Fuel, and Test the World’s First Production Passenger Car Powered by DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Oberon Fuels, Ford Motor Company, and FVV have partnered on a 3-year, €3.5M

September 16, 2015 Read Full Article

H1 Bioethanol Output in Germany Inches up but Demand Falls 3.7%

(See News Renewables)  … According to the newly-released figures, food crops again accounted for the largest share of Germany’s bioethanol output

September 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Methanol’s Moment: With Low Prices, and Proven Process, Is Meth Your New Best Friend?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methanol is gaining momentum as a low-carbon fuels target, as Enerkem starts producing in Edmonton.

September 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

by Abbie Fentress Swanson (National Public Radio) … A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

St1 Completes Waste-to-Ethanol Etanolix Project in Sweden

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Sweden, St1 Biofuels Oy delivered its first Etanolix plant to North European Bio Tech

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

From Food Waste to Fuel, CEAS Does Energy Sustainability Better

By: Ashley Duvelius (University of Cincinnati)  CEAS researchers take aim at reducing the United States’ annual 40 percent of food

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Residue or Residon’t: Untapped Fuel Yields from the US Corn Production System

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Why not use the materials we don’t need, to produce the fuels we do need? … (R)educe,

April 8, 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

CPI Work to Transform Food Waste into Graphene and Renewable Hydrogen

(Centre for Process Innovation)  The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Production of 500 Daily Litres of Bioethanol from Food Waste

(Investigación y Desarrollo/Alpha Galileo)  From waste generated in the processing of cereals, scientists from the Center for Research and Assistance

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220

December 3, 2014 Read Full Article

From Table To Truck: How Food Waste Could Run Your Car

by Cassandra Profita (Northwest Public Radio)  … 21-year-old Matt Coffman is a formula drift race car driver. This year, he

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

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