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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

World Energy to Complete Conversion of California Petroleum Refinery to Renewable Fuels

(World Energy/Globe Newswire)  $350 million investment will result in 306 million gallons of annual production   —  World Energy, a global leader in low-carbon transportation fuels production, announced today a $350 million

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

President Trump’s Ethanol Expansion Has Immediate Positive Impact on Attis Industries

(Attis Industries/NewMediaWire/FuturesTradingCharts.com) …  Jeff Cosman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, explains, “The increased inclusion allowance plays a vital role in the expansion of renewable fuel production. The timing couldn’t be better

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Of Flying Peaches and Barrels of Monkeys: The Quest for Sustainable Flight by World-Scaling a Neurotransmitter

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  And that’s the story of the bioeconomy in some ways  — the search for ways to use the things we have too much of, so that

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The World’s First Commercial Flight on Fuel Made from Waste Carbon Gases: Now, Will Policy Get the Framework Right for Global Deployment?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger, LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren, a cadre of Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech team members, industry stakeholders and a group of

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

From Waste to Fuel: Researchers to Develop Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Julianne Beck (Northwestern University Campus News)  A new collaboration led by Michael Jewett, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University, will combine recent technological advancements in bioengineering to develop

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Takes Flight: Virgin Atlantic 747 Aircraft Partly Powered by Recycled Fuel

by Neil Lancefield (Perth Now) The first commercial flight powered partly by a new form of biofuel converted from alcohol has been completed. Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747 aircraft landed at London Gatwick with

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Resilience through Regional Partnership: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) is a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia,

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

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

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 27th

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

July 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Attis Industries Taps Timber Industry Leader for Procurement of Raw Materials

(Attis Industries)  Agreement Creates Feedstock Advantage for First Commercial Facility  —  Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) (the “Company” or “Attis”), a diversified innovation and technology holding company, today announced the execution of

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels. But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that

July 13, 2018 Read Full Article

NREL: Novel Genetic Method Improves Efficiency of Enzyme

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Georgia developed a new genetic engineering technique to dramatically improve an

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

New ‘Promiscuous’ Enzyme Helps Turn Plant Waste into Sustainable Products

(University of Portsmouth)  A new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels.

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The Yosemite Sam of the Microbial World, Hot Rodded Lichen, BYO Nitrogen, The Microbial Marx Brother, Sexy Hexy and More: The DOE Delves into New Orgamsism for Fuels & Chems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The meanest, nastiest, ornierest, heat-seeking organism ever found that munches biomass and other microbes that got a booster via the DOE’s $40M grants for advanced microbes

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of June 13th, 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

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits to Collaborate and Leverage Synergies Bringing Increased Value to Ethanol Producers

(Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits/BASF)  BASF Enzymes LLC and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) have formally entered into a marketing and sales collaboration agreement to leverage synergies between the two companies’ products that

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

A Green Fleet Does Not Go Unnoticed: Georgia County Wins Top Honors

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Thanks in part to its “green fleet policy,” DeKalb County, Ga., has been awarded the No. 1 spot in this year’s edition of “The 100 Best

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Gulfstream Waiting for Wider Biofuel Availability

by Ian Sheppard  (Aviation International News Online)    Gulfstream (Booth T139, SD28) continues to adopt the use of biofuels where possible to reduce its carbon footprint, but laments the lack of availability

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Attis Industries Narrows Site Selection to Six States for Construction of Advanced New Biorefining Facilities

(Attis Industries)  Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Minnesota Present Most Competitive Options  —  Attis Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) (the “Company” or “Attis”), a diversified innovation and technology holding company, today announced its

May 29, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Reps. Scott, Frankel Introduce Legislation that Calls for Clearly-Labeled Ethanol-Blended Gasoline at the Pump

(Yamaha Marine Group/Business Wire)  Legislation would require more detailed labeling of gas pumps that dispense E15 fuel, which causes corrosion and mechanical problems in equipment with small engines  —  Congressman Austin Scott

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Jet Fuels from Crops: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Regional Biojet Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced to Go: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

California Here I Come: World Energy’s Audacious $72M Acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount Oil Refinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount oil refinery  —  In Massachusetts, World Energy has acquired renewable jet

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard from the Floor at ABLC — Thursday March 1, 2018

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … On March 1, ABLC 2018 kicked off at the Mayflower Hotel in the heart of D.C. with five Avengers – a superhero bunch who

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Butanol from Forest Waste: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Fermentation of AVAP Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The objective? To create an economically viable process for the production of butanol from the underutilized natural resources domestically available economically sustainable biofuel at or below DOE

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Gene Improves Plant Growth and Conversion to Biofuels

(University of Georgia/Biomass Magazine)  A research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Regional Biojet Fuel Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables

January 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018

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

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Aria Energy Partners with BP to Expand RNG Business

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  Novi, Mich.-based Aria Energy has announced it purchased a 50% interest in Mavrix LLC from BP and will work with the global oil and gas company to market

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Charting a Cellulosic Path — Enzyme Advances Hold Promise in Corn Ethanol

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Cellulosic technology companies have invested time and millions of dollars to explore ways to convert biomass into cellulosic ethanol for the better part of

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Judge Reverses Macon Zoning Decision, Says Ethanol Fuel Station Can Be Built

by Linda S. Morris (The Telegraph)  A Bibb County judge said the Macon zoning commission “grossly abused their discretion in denying” an application for a permit for a rail terminal and

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other non-food, cellulosic biomass to liquid biofuels. Ensyn has had continuous

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

SPARC in the Engine: Florida Aims to Be an Alternative Jet Fuels Hub as New Public/Private Project Debuts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

AVAPCO, BYOGY Renewables, and Petron Scientech Announce Partnership to Demonstrate Technologies in the ABBA Integrated Biorefinery Projec

(PR Web)  The ABBA Integrated Biorefinery project, to be built at the AVAPCO Thomaston Georgia site, will co-produce bio jet fuel and Bioplus® nanocellulose. It has received a Phase 1, $3.7

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Canadian Bio Fuel Company Announces Significant Collaboration with University of Florida

(Agrisoma Biosciences Inc./PR Newswire)  Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) to advance the supply of bio jet fuel in the United States. The Quebec-based company and its

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million Investment in Community-based Advanced Transportation Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (August 22, 2017), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Breaking New Ground

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A Georgia-based joint venture is combining enzymatic and resin technologies with advanced distillation to convert brown grease to low-sulfur biodiesel. The plan is to prove

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

You Just Can’t Have Enough Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Hydrogen via Biomass Pyrolysis Aqueous Phase

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hydrogen, hydrogen, hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe, but the advanced bioeconomy can never seem to get enough of it, and finding ways

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-State Biodiesel Fraud Scheme

(Department of Justice)  Andre Bernard, of Mount Kisco, New York, pleaded guilty today for his participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and U.S. taxpayers by fraudulently selling

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Materials – Cooking up Biofuel

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Published Study Identifies When Hundreds of Coastal Communities Will Face Inundation, Possible Retreat

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Meeting Paris Agreement Goals Could Spare Many Communities from This Fate  —  More than 90 U.S. communities already face chronic inundation from rising seas caused by

July 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Georgia Biodiesel Project Moves Closer to USDA Loan Guarantee

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Smisson-Mathis Energy LLC, a joint venture between The Smisson Group of Macon, Georgia, and Tactical Fabrication LLC, has been selected by USDA to initiate Phase

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last December , the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would support the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

BPA: Study Demonstrates Emissions Benefits of Forest Residue Use

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Biomass Power Association has released the results of a study demonstrating dramatic carbon benefits can be achieved by using forest residue-based biomass instead of

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a supply of sustainable, non-food oils for meeting the demand

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Poet Accuses Engineering Company of Failure in Quest for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jonathan Ellis (Argus Leader) Ethanol producer Poet is suing an international engineering company that was hired to create a system to help convert biomass into ethanol, underscoring the challenges of

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in

April 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Imports Cometh

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Quad County Corn Processors to Evaluate XyloFerm® on Industrial Scale

(Taurus Energy)  Quad County Corn Processors, Galva, Iowa, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Taurus Energy has agreed to evaluate XyloFerm in the Cellerate™ process on industrial scale. After preliminary

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Multiple State, Federal Bills Introduced to Stop the Spread of E15

by Daniel Strohl (Hemmings Daily)  …   The most extreme of those bills, H.R. 1314, which Virginia Representative Robert Goodlatte introduced, calls for the elimination of the Renewable Fuel Standard,

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Vega Biofuels to Provide Biochar to Alaska’s Legal Cannabis Industry

(Vega Biofuels)  Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTCPink:VGPR) announced today that it has signed a five year Agreement to provide the Company’s Biochar to legal cannabis growers in Alaska.  The state of

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Report: Six States Propose New Electric Vehicle Fees

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive)  The Sierra Club says six states have proposed legislation this year that would add to the cost of owning an electric vehicle, worrying clean energy

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Canadian Company Envisions Maine as Site for Biorefinery

by Tex Turkel (Portland Press Herald)  Ensyn Corp., which makes heating oil from wood waste, already supplies Bates College and needs more customers before it can build a plant here.

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Old Carbon, New Jet Fuels: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech’s ATJ Jet Fuel Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy from local wastes and residues,

December 30, 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 in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute. The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Drop-In Fuels at Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn uses its patented and proprietary RTP fast thermal technology to convert wood residues and other

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Renmatix Turns Biowaste into Plastic. Can the King of Prussia Firm Help Save the Planet?

by Aswin Mannepalli (Philadelphia Inquirer)  The King of Prussia company takes biowaste and converts it into useful materials such as

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Who’s Got Hot Lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignin Production and Prospects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Who’s Got the Hot Sugars? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignocellulosic Sugars and Their Producers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Koch Brothers Build Biofuel Giant Aided by Mandates They Abhor

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Buying bankrupt plants on cheap creates No. 5 U.S. producer; Free-market preachers seek profit without mandated use

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin

November 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

United Airlines Describes Effort To Introduce Aviation Biofuels

by Bill Carey (AIN Online)  Principals in the United Airlines effort to introduce aviation biofuel into its regular operations said

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

RaceTrac Stores Begin Offering E15 Fuel

(Convenience Store News)  More than 100 Southern stores to add the renewable product soon. — RaceTrac will expand its fuel

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Drop-In Biofuel Developers See Promise in US EPA Rule Change

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  US advanced biofuels production could get a boost under a rule change the Environmental Protection Agency is

October 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Power Mart Flexes Its Brand

by David Bennett (Convenience Store Decisions)  A unique retail service provider is expanding its vision for the future. —  …

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Results: Powering America with a More Sustainable Energy Future

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  … The Obama Administration has pursued a carefully balanced approach, deploying technologies that improve the very best

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military

August 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Advance Algae-based Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers Investigate Impact of Biomass Harvest on Wildlife

by  D’Lyn Ford (North Carolina State University/Biomass Magazine)  On loblolly pine plantations in the Southeast, timber harvesting often involves an

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy and Prime the Pump Welcome RaceTrac to Growing Numbers of E15 Retailers

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy announced that RaceTrac is joining a growing list of retailers as part of the Prime the

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Heat-Loving Microbe Engineered to Produce Bioalcohols for Fuel

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Study reports first significant alcohol production by an archaeon. —  The U.S. bioethanol industry depends largely

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Better Understanding Could Lead to More Cost-Effective Production of Cellulosic Biofuels

(Phys.Org)  Plant cell walls, which constitute the bulk of plant biomass, are diverse, complex, and dynamic in their structural composition

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Two Florida Men Plead Guilty to Multi-State Biodiesel Fraud Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Thomas Davanzo, of Estero, Florida, and Robert Fedyna, of Naples, Florida, pleaded guilty today for their

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec and Porelogix Implement Harvesting System

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Porelogix Ultrafiltration Systems, LLC and Algae.Tec, Ltd. have announced the successful implementation of an advanced ultrafiltration algae

June 15, 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

Renmatix Turns Biomass into Sugars for Industrial Use

(NewBIO/Cooperative Extension System)  Technology patented by Renmatix enables the manufacture of industrial sugars from biomass on a scale that is

May 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Boom Times: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel’s Explosive Growth

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on “Boom times in Renewable Diesel” Here below

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Tennessee Center Continues Efforts to Develop Low-Cost Biofuels and Bio-Based Products

(AZO CleanTech)  A few years ago, petroleum-based products, including gasoline, were not available at affordable prices, unlike the case today.

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Drop in, Trip Out, Turn On: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-In Fuels

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

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Explosive Growth: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose and Its Applications

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last year, we reported that  Research & Markets projected the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process

March 22, 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

Duckweed to Biofuel Plant to Set up in Sparta, Ga.

(Associated Press/Florida Times Union)  $4 million facility would convert duckweed in wastewate treatment ponds to fuel, officials say — WMAZ-TV reports

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Lincoln Terminal Co., a Southeast Oil Products and Biofuels Marketing and Logistics company, said on Monday that it has acquired the Eco terminal (former Crown) in Charlotte, N.C., Last Week, Expanding Its Terminal Network to Four

(TankTerminals.com)  …The Charlotte terminal has a total capacity of 130,000 bbl, and serves gasoline, ULSD, ethanol and biodiesel. The terminal

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

The Extreme 16: Strutting Microbial Terminators Pumping up the Pursuit of Sustainable Molecules

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Take it to the Extreme, with these microscopic wonders that are changing the way we pursue

February 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ensyn Nabs Chevron Exec as New CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Harvesting Hydrogen from Tough Biomass

by Nelly Berg (Chemistry World)  US-based scientists have come up with a sustainable way to harvest hydrogen fuel from biomass. Their

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Georgia Scientists Using $5 Million Grant to Combat Invasive Weed Johnsongrass

by James Hataway  (University of Georgia)  A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

New Dooly County Biofuel Plant to Bring 138 Jobs

by Kasandra N Ortiz (13WMAZ) People in Dooly County hope that their economy will be growing along with their trees. A company called Ensyn plans

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Zoning Commission Denies Rehearing Request to Allow Fuel Transfer Station in South Bibb County

by Linda S. Morris (The Telegraph)  The Macon-Bibb County zoning commission denied a request for the rehearing of an application

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release

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

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Provides Loan Guarantee Conditional Commitment to Build Georgia Biofuel Plant

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a conditional commitment for a $70 million loan guarantee to

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Ten States Impose EV Flat Fees; Georgia Is Highest

by Danny King (AutoBlog)  Washington, Colorado, Virginia And Oregon Also On Growing List  —   These fees were put into

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

DEINOVE Announces a New R&D Project in Animal Nutrition with Flint Hills Resources

(DEINOVE/BusinessWire)  DEINOVE (Paris:ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as

November 4, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Merger Mania: The Digest Looks at Rampant Biofuels Consolidation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced this week that it had acquired an ethanol production

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Plains Buys Ethanol Plant in Hopewell, Virginia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has acquired an ethanol production facility in

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Announces a Breakthrough in Cellulose to Sugar Conversion Rates and Efficiencies

(Globe Newswire/Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), announced today that its’ subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood,

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Grease Collection in the US: Feedstock for Biodiesel

by Ian Winner* (Optimus Technologies/special guest author for Advanced Biofuels USA)  Grease Collection Overview  —  When we talk about grease,

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

E85 Consumers Attracted by Value, Convenience

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Getting the right business model drives E85 sales.  …  Protec in the East

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

VIDEO: Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected

(US Department of Energy)  “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

U Georgia Team Discovers Tungsten in Novel Bacterial Enzyme; Potential for Cellulosic Biofuels

(Green Car Congress)  A team at the University of Georgia, Athens led by Distinguished Research Professor Michael Adams has discovered

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Alpena Biorefinery Takes a Sabbatical, as American Process Shifts Testing/Demo Ops to Georgia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, American Process has completed replication of its GreenPower+ cellulosic technology at its Thomaston,

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Enters Into Agreement With Resources Development of America to Construct and Operate Up to 56 Cellulosic Conversion Plants

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM) (the “Company”) announced today that it entered into a non-exclusive development

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec Ships Innovative Algae.Tec Fuels Technology Arrives for Install at Monster Reliance Refinery in India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia,  Algae.Tec has shipped 7 containers of equipment, including photobioreactor modules and solar light

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Hybrid, EV Sales Tumble in 2015

by David Shepardson (Detroit News)  Sales of hybrid and electric vehicles fell sharply in the first half of 2015, hurt

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

API Announces First Commercial Implementation of GreenBox+ Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Backed by a $10M investment from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT)

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Appeals Georgia Denial of Palmetto Pipeline

by Dave Williams (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  A Houston-based energy company is going to court to challenge Georgia’s rejection of a

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Georgia Researchers Edit Plant DNA Using Mechanism Evolved in Bacteria

by James Hataway (University of Georgia)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

How Europe’s Climate Policies Led to More U.S. Trees Being Cut Down

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  … Soaring demand for this woody fuel has led to the construction of more than

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA to Invest Up to $100 Million to Boost Infrastructure for Renewable Fuel Use, Seeking to Double Number of Higher Blend Renewable Fuel Pumps

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Gulfstream, World Fuel Sign Renewable Fuels Agreement

(Gulfstream Aerospace, Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement

May 20, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Giant Presses Case for Georgia-to-Jacksonville Pipeline

by Mary Landers (Florida Times/Union/Jacksonville.com)  Kinder Morgan cites increased highway safety and possibly lower gasoline prices in region — In an

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

The Push Is on for “High Renewable Content Fuels”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In the world of gasoline replacement, it is any fuel which has a renewable

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Renmatix Acquires Mascoma Demonstration Plant in New York

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Another step towards commercial scale, aimed at “secure supply” of cellulose-lignin solids for Renmatix’ Georgia

May 6, 2015 Read Full Article

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Direct Conversion of Plant Biomass to Ethanol by Engineered Caldicellulosiruptor bescii

by Daehwan Chung, Minseok Cha, Adam M. Guss, and Janet Westpheling (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  The ever-increasing demand

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec to Expand Georgia Algae Production Facility

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, following successful algae growth trials, Algae.Tec has commenced the expansion of its development

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

UGA Researchers Create Trees that Are Easier to Turn into Fuel

(University of Georgia/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Pipeline Process Gets Partial Do-Over

by Mary Landers (Savannah Morning News)  Opponents of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will get a state-conducted public hearing on the project

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Five Harvesting Technologies are Making Biofuels More Competitive in the Marketplace

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It may look like ordinary farm equipment, but take a second look. This innovative machinery was

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Group, Total, Makes Investment & Initiates Joint Development Agreement with Renmatix

(Renmatix/Total/PR Newswire)  – Total invests in Renmatix – Takes equity and Board seat in Philadelphia based licensor of supercritical hydrolysis

March 3, 2015 Read Full Article

South Dakota Driver Wins Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 “Post Your Price” Contest

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce Scott LeBrun as the winner of RFA’s

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

UGA Researchers Develop Super Yeast that Turns Pine into Ethanol

(University of Georgia/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a “super strain” of yeast that can

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Race Car Sponsored by Hydro Dynamics Featured on PBS Show

(PR Web)  Driver Jonathan Olmscheid of the Hydro Dynamics sponsored US Ethanol car discussed benefits of ethanol as a race

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Gas Tax Hike Looking More Palatable to Republicans

by Fawn Johnson (National Journal)  Some lawmakers say there needs to be a rebate for low-income families. Others call it

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Enzyme Could Create Biofuels 14 Times Faster than Current Methods

by Bill Scanlon (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)   Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Ever-Evolving Biodiesel Technology Developments

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) … Even so-called conventional chemical processing is riddled with original approaches and unique twists. A cookie-cutter

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Prof. Publishes Paper on Microbial Biofuel Production

(Hofstra University)  Javier A. Izquierdo, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology, has co-authored a research paper for the publication Biotechnology for Biofuels.

December 31, 2014 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

Vega Biofuels Named Key Player in Global Biochar Market Industry Analysis

(Vega Biofuels/Stock News Now/MarketWired)  Biochar Market to Be Valued at $572 Million by 2020.  VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (OTC PINK: VGPR)

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Viesel Develops Continuous Enzymatic Biodiesel Process

by Brent Chrabas (Viesel Fuel LLC/Biodiesel Magazine)  In collaboration with Tactical Fabrication of Dublin, Georgia, and Novozymes of Denmark, a

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

4 minutes with…Basil Karampelas, President, American Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We’ve developed 2 proprietary biorefinery technologies producing low-cost cellulosic sugars from non-food based biomass. Our

December 3, 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

Billionaire Vinod Khosla’s Big Dreams for Biofuels Fail to Catch Fire

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Just over a year ago, billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla was bubbling with optimism

November 30, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Looks to Get Ethanol from Kudzu

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  It might be the scourge of the south, but kudzu could become the next feedstock for

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department announced today (October 9, 2014) up to $13.4 million for five projects to

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest —

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Extending Ethanol Into the South: Protec Fuel Introduces E15 to Major Metro Areas, Adds more E85

(CSP Daily News/CSPNet.com)  A multiphase rollout of ethanol blends is taking place over the next several months in the South,

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

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