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For the Times They Are a Changin’ – Conversions Abound from Diesel to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Phillips 66 and REG’s announcement about a new renewable diesel plant on the U.S. West Coast planned for 2021 comes after a notable increase in refineries that

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Sen. Donnelly Backs E15 in Terre Haute Stop

by Mark Fitton (Tribune-Star) U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly stopped Saturday in Terre Haute to tout the use of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent alcohol. … Donnelly, a Democrat and member

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

US Largest Dairy Biogas Plant Opens in Indiana, It Will Supply NGV Fleets

(Amp Americas/NGV Journal)  Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of Amp Americas, announced its second facility producing renewable natural gas from dairy waste is now operational and has begun delivering

October 25, 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

Concept to Construction and Exports are Crucial

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the U.S. ethanol industry, three plants are under construction, while a fourth makes its way through the permitting process. — In an industry with

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Advancing Energy Independence: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas and the Global Methane Initiative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why consider biogas to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)?  First, there’s the momentum nationally and internationally on RNG (aka, biomethane, R-gas, green gas, renewable gas). Plus, biomethane is

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Company Ordered to Pay $31.9M to SEC for Biofuel Fraud

by Dave Stafford (The Indiana Lawyer)  Evansville-based Imperial Petroleum Inc. has been ordered to pay nearly $32 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission after it failed to reply to the SEC’s

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy E3 to Build Innovation Center, Increase Access to Sustainable Energy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It powers nearly every aspect of our daily lives, but in low- to middle-income countries, more than one billion people live without electricity. The issue is particularly

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Diversification: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to The Andersons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Andersons operate four ethanol plants for respective LLCs in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa that are collectively capable of producing over 475 million gallons of ethanol.

September 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Six States Account for More than 70% of U.S. Fuel Ethanol Production

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  Six states accounted for 72% of U.S. fuel ethanol production in 2016, according to the most recent estimates from EIA’s State Energy Data System. Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota,

September 1, 2018 Read Full Article

IDEM Holds Public Meeting on Ethanol Refinery

by John Walker (Shelbyville News)  A much smaller crowd turned out this time at Breck Auditorium for a public meeting on a proposed ethanol plant in Shelby County. … Those concerns also

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Future of Agriculture: Report to Address Climate Change Impacts on Hoosier Farms

(Purdue University) Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next several decades as they deal with the repercussions of climate

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Fairland Preps for Next Round with Ethanol Company

by John Walker (Shelbyville News)  Area residents worried about a proposed ethanol manufacturing plant intend to voice their concerns at an upcoming meeting of the Shelbyville Plan Commission. But first, questions about the

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

As UPS Expands, So Does its Commitment to Alternative Fueling

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  … Currently, UPS’ clean fleet totals roughly 9,100 ground vehicles as part of a “rolling laboratory” approach of testing out different types of alternative fueling, including

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Custom RFA E85 Motorcycle Hits the Road

by Kelsey Quargnenti (Renewable Fuels Association)  Last month, the Renewable Fuels Association custom E85 motorcycle from Paul Jr. Designs made its debut on “American Chopper.” It seems that most companies that

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to The Andersons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Andersons operate four ethanol plants for respective LLCs in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa that are collectively capable of producing over 475 million gallons of ethanol.

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Engineered Proteins Could Improve Biomanufacturing Production of Medicines, Fuels

(Purdue University Research Foundation News)  Purdue University researchers have developed a series of engineered proteins that could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. The buildup of

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump’s Support Wavering in Farm Country Over Ethanol, Trade Moves

by Alan Bjerga and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  EPA chief seen as betraying Trump’s promises on biofuels; Trade tensions put demand for agricultural goods at risk — Even as Donald Trump tweets his support for U.S.

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

American Researchers Get $1.8 Million from Department of Energy to Solve Biorefinery Blockages

(Bioenergy Insight)  A problem facing biorefinery operations is the flow of biomass into and throughout facilities. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as corn stover and soybean

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Commentary: A Success Story Worth Repeating

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … The ethanol industry could provide a home-grown, energy source that lessened our dependence on foreign imports, replaced a cancer-causing chemical as the octane portion

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

A Yield Revolution in Row Crops Cometh

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10’s Brave New World of Metabolic Engineering, Benson Hill’s cloud biology and CRISPR/Cas9 from Purdue and the Chinese Academy of Sciences? Crop yield may never be

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Donnelly Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Lower Gas Prices

(WBIW)  Following reports that gas prices are on the rise, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today urged President Trump to take an important step towards addressing the price surge by reducing regulatory

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Marathon Petroleum to Acquire Andeavor for $23B

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The deal creates the largest US oil refiner (and a top-five refiner globally) at 3.1 million barrels per day of capacity — Valero is around

May 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

NBB Highlights 5 Individuals’ Stories for National Biodiesel Day

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … In the U.S., nearly 3 billion gallons of clean, renewable fuel replacing its petroleum counterpart. A thriving and growing diesel vehicle market. And 64,000 jobs supported

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Stop the Attacks on Farmers, Homegrown Energy

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner)  This January, I authored a column defending President Trump and rural champions in Congress who had come under attack by refineries for their support of American-made biofuels. A

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Doles out Millions for Natural Gas Engine Research

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $4 million to support three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines, as well

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Be Misinformed about Renewable Fuel Standard by ‘Big Oil’

by Anngie Steinbarger (The Republic)  I was dismayed to read the Feb. 16 letter from Mark Brown and Travis DeFries, managers at Valero, who want U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., to help

March 7, 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

U.S. Senator’s Biofuel Overhaul Faces Resistance

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Texas Senator John Cornyn’s plan to overhaul U.S. biofuels policy faces resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors, reducing chances of a reboot to the controversial regulations, sources

February 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Dairy Fuels Kicks off Construction of Indiana Biogas Facility

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of AMP Americas, has announced that construction has begun on what the company calls the U.S.’ biggest on-farm anaerobic-digester-to-vehicle-fuel operation. Located

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 case studies of successful projects that were among the first

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

C-Stores Meeting New Fuel Demands

by David Bennett   (Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether it’s teaming with Tesla to install charging stations or integrating alternative fuel solutions, retailers are part of a changing transportation marketplace.  —  … Some analysts

January 19, 2018 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

Avoiding GMOs Isn’t Just Anti-Science. It’s Immoral.

by Mitch Daniels (The Washington Post)  Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UPS ‘Dramatically’ Boosts Renewable Natural Gas for Fleets

by Joseph Bebon  (NGT News)  UPS has announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC, to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG)

November 21, 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

Letter: Purdue Continues Important Biofuels Research

by Gunner Greene (Iroquois Bio Energy/Journal & Courier)  Purdue University has received an important grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue its important research into homegrown biofuels.  Purdue will continue

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Censky, McKinney Nomination Hearing Addresses Biofuels, RFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Sept. 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing on the nomination of Stephen Censky at deputy secretary of

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (September 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Argonne Opens Call for Second Cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations

(U.S. Department of Energy/Newswise)  Those who are selected for the Chain Reaction Innovations program will gain, among other things, access to Argonne National Laboratory’s world-class R&D infrastructure and technical expertise.

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Listen to Farmers, Not Oil Industry Lobbyists

by Kris Tom (The Brazil Times) This paper recently published a letter from oil lobbyist Maureen Ferguson attacking Indiana farmers and ethanol producers. I’m a farmer, and I want you to

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fueling Rural Revival

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews) … Kip Tom, a corn and soybean farmer in Kosciusko County, thinks the benefits of ethanol need to be talked about more. …  “The consumer is saving

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Summer Farm Bill Road Trips: Ag Secretary Kicks off RV Tour as House Committee Continues its Listening Tour

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … The House Agriculture Committee has its road trip, labeled “Conversations in the Field,” which included a field hearing in Texas on Monday and

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

There’s More than Corn in Indiana – Corn Uses That Is

by Kitty Conley (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)  Indiana Corn Farmers are keeping their products close to home, at least as far as farmer Larry Bucher is concerned. He farms about 1,200 acres of

August 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Could Transform Microalgae into Bio-Based Chemicals to Increase Biofeedstock, Reduce Landfill Waste

(Phys.Org/Purdue University) Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New B20 Club Member, Al Warren Oil Co., Committed to Biodiesel

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  In recognition of its work in reducing motor vehicle emissions and supporting the Illinois economy, the B20 Club welcomes Al Warren Oil Co. Inc. as its newest member. Sponsored by

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Xylogenics Announces GX-1 Yeast Technology

(Xylogenics)  Indiana-based Xylogenics announced today the release of a new strain design for its patented GX-1 yeast production and fermentation process. The efficiencies created by the newest strain design will

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol Production Helps Local Farmers

by David Howell (The Herald Bulletin)  While increased production is usually a good thing, the bumper crop is leading to a global glut of corn and a third straight year

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Ex-Pence Chief of Staff Signs up for Biofuels Group

by Kevin Bogardus (E&E News) Biofuels advocacy group Fuels America has bolstered its K Street team in bringing on a former senior aide to Vice President Mike Pence. Lobbying disclosure records released

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Family Express Awarded Another Ethanol Grant

(Inside Indiana Busienss)  The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council have awarded more than $158,000 to Valparaiso-based Family Express Corp. The grant, which is part of

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Group Promotes Carbon Fee to Encourage Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Manufacturing

by Christopher Stephens (CNHI News Indiana/Tribune Star)  …  The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is advocating for a fee to be charged against carbon at the point it enters the U.S. economy.

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Vital to Indiana

by Ralph Kauffmann (Kokomo Tribune)  … So many of these factors can take a big chunk out of my bottom line, and at the same time, so many of these factors

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuel Stations Can Submit Ethanol Grant Applications

(The Herald Tribune)  The Indiana Office of Energy Development and Indiana Corn Marketing Council have announced that publicly-accessible fuel retail stations in Indiana can begin applying for a share of

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Highlights 5 Individuals’ Stories for National Biodiesel Day

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … (Rudolf) Diesel, who invented the engine that bears his name, ran early models on peanut oil, and was an ardent believer in vegetable oil-based fuel.

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Senate Bill Introduced to Give E15 Year-Round Market Presence

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A bipartisan trio of Senators introduced a bill today that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, a move that

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol a Hot Topic at ’17 Classic

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly (D) joined Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to introduce the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act last

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Meet the Plant that is Bridging Renewable Energy, Rural Development, and Environmental Benefits

by Kristen Johnson (U.S. Department of Energy)  … Growing deep-rooted perennial crops, like switchgrass or willow, together with annual crops and livestock in a farming system is starting to gain traction. This

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts. The technology enhances the process of anaerobic digestion

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

BETO Announces Launch of Consortium of National Laboratories To Overcome Catalysis Challenges

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio), a research and development consortium

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Fueling Comeback of Agriculture: Commitment to Biofuels Can Help Reinvigorate Farm Economy

by Jeff Broin (POET/Journal Gazette)  … Plummeting farm income, falling land values and depressed commodity prices over the last few years

February 27, 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

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Two Students Receive Scholarships to #RFANEC

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association and the Renewable Fuels Foundation are proud to announce two students are

February 7, 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

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland

January 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Poll: Trump Voters Overwhelmingly Support Ethanol

(Growth Energy)  A new post-election survey released today shows that decisive voters in the 2016 presidential election are staunch supporters

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Accelerated Cassava Breeding Coming Via OHV Technology Collaboration

(Dow AgroSciences/Business Wire) Dow AgroSciences, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University and Agriculture Victoria Working Together on Essential African Root Crop  —

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

CEO of Publicly Traded Company along with Two Others Sent to Federal Prison

(Department of Justice)  Defrauded biodiesel purchasers and shareholders   —  United States Attorney Josh Minkler and Assistant Attorney General John

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Owners of Biofuel Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Fraud Charges

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Six POET Plants Installing Combined Heat and Power Processes

(POET)  Six POET biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power.

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Reaching Scale: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Leveraging Supply Chain Investments

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, Faegre Baker Daniels’ John Kirkwood outlined the latest on leveraging supply chain investments into

October 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Becomes Issue in Senate Race

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  On Wednesday Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) toured the Noble Americas

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

The War Against Ethanol, Part II–A History of the Fuel

by Jamie Kitman (Automobile Magazine)  “It is “a universal assumption that [ethyl] alcohol in some form will be a constituent of

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Louis Dreyfus Opens Glycerin Facility

(World-Grain.com)  Louis Dreyfus Company LLC opened its new glycerin refinery on Sept. 28. The refinery is located at the company’s

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Court Rules Several GS Cleantech Patents Unenforceable

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sept. 15, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued an

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Buy Could Bring Plant to County

(Van Wert Independent News)  Van Wert County officials are hoping a big biofuels purchase by JetBlue airlines will eventually mean

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Science Improves on Land-Use Change, Biodiesel

by Todd Neeley (DTN-The Progressive Farmer)  Purdue University agriculture economics professor Wally Tyner isn’t exactly ready to discount the theory

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

New Data Reaffirms Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Economic modeling by Purdue University continues to reduce predicted emissions of ‘indirect land use change’  —  Biomass-based

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fueling Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana corn farmers are helping power the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay as sponsors of

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Sell E15 by Any Other Name

by  Samantha Oller (CSP Daily News)  Have I got a fuel for you!  It is higher octane than E10, giving

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Crown Point Tops off Tank with New E-85 Fuel Grant

by Carrie Napoleon (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)  The Indiana Department of Transportation and Northwest Regional Planning Commission will continue to pay for

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels

September 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Vertically-Integrated Ethanol Producer, and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Abengoa Plants Go to Green Plains: Ethanol’s Jolly Giant Gets Bigger

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nebraska, word has arrived from Green Plains that it will purchase the Madison, Ill.,

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Securities Fraud Related to Biodiesel Fraud Scheme Convicted in Jury Trial

(U.S. Department of Justice)  U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler for the Southern District of Indiana announced today the guilty verdict

August 17, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

There Is an E15 Consumer Disconnect

by Susanna Retka-Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sheetz, Thortons executives give careful thought to strategically offering the new fuel. —  Almost

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana Gets More Ethanol Blend Pumps

(Agri-News)  Sixteen ethanol blender pumps soon will be available at gas stations in Allen and LaPorte counties thanks in part

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA: HWRT to Offer Pre-Blended E15 at Wholesale Terminals

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce that HWRT Oil Co. will become the

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump VP Pick Draws Rave Reviews from Agriculture

by Spencer Chase (Agri Pulse)  … On the Renewable Fuel Standard, a policy that Trump supports, Pence voted in favor of the original

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

BBI Announces Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship Recipients

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BBI International has awarded the 2016 Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship to Donald Jackson and

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Cummins Helps Zoo Cook Up Biofuel

by Kylie Veleta (Inside Indiana Business)  Under the tutelage of a major engine manufacturer, the Indianapolis Zoo is now converting leftover

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana Fuel Leaders Recognized for Their Commitment to Ethanol

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Corn Marketing Council recently recognized two Hoosier renewable energy leaders for their commitment

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Luxury Cars Could Boost Ethanol Demand

by Nate Birt (Top Producer)  The recently announced Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volume requirements for ethanol are a welcome step

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Called Fuel of Future

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews)  Bobby Likis is an engine builder with 45 years of experience in the automotive service industry. He’s

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Guest Commentary: New Gas Pumps Fuel NWI Energy Options

by Michael McIntire (Northwest Indiana Times)  … Family Express, a favorite local company, is installing new fuel pumps across eight counties with

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana Fuel Retailer Family Express Receives $789K for Blender Pumps

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Convenience store and fuel retailer Family Express is receiving more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump

May 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana’s Family Express Awarded Blender Grant

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Indiana fuel retailer Family Express has been awarded more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA Projects Seek to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Crop Development

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Says Ethanol Harms Corn Counties

by Ann Purvis (Heartland Institute)  … (A) new study from researchers at Strata Policy (SP) and the Institute of Political Economy

March 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Scientists Turn to GMOs in Search of Better Biofuels

by Christina Maza (Christian Science Monitor) … Now, researchers across the US are pouring resources into discovering whether it’s possible to

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Eliminating GMOs Would Take Toll on Environment, Economies

(Purdue University)  Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss

March 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Abengoa Bioenergy Files for Chapter 11 for Parent and 5 Subsidiaries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief in the US Bankruptcy

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Short on Sustainable Hydrogen? Here Comes New Water-Splitting Tech to Save the Day

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana Bill Would Extend Misfueling Immunity to Mid-Level Blends

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Supporters Push Back against ‘False Narrative’

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Ethanol supporters are pushing back against what they say is a “false narrative” regarding

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

The Economics of Cover Crops

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired)  At the first Soil Health Summit last year, I talked with Purdue University agricultural economist Dr.

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana University Scientists Create ‘Nano-Reactor’ for the Production of Hydrogen Biofuel

(Indiana University Bloomington) Combining bacterial genes and virus shell creates a highly efficient, renewable material used in generating power from

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Purdue Engineer Receives Top Award from Obama

(Purdue University) Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University’s School

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Tyner: Decision on RFS Is Statement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Farmers’ Advance)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rules on the volume of biofuels that must be produced from 2014

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Indiana Opens Applications for Blender Fuel Pump Program

(Indiana Office of Energy Development)  The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council recently announced that

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Abengoa Contagion Spreads to U.S. Biofuel Plants, Causing Layoffs and Shutdowns

by Rob Nikolewski (Kansas Watchdog.org)  … “I think we have to see how this thing plays out. In the short run,

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Has Competition as Ethanol’s Leading Grain

by Anna McConnell (Agriculture.com)  In terms of ethanol production, corn has some competition this winter— grain sorghum. The grain, also

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Large Glycerin Refinery about to Open

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ new glycerin refinery in Claypool, Indiana, will soon be operational. The company

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Study Shows Potential for Growth in Biofuels from Corn Stover

by Jessica Eise (Phys.Org)  Making biofuel from corn crop residue could become economically viable for farmers with government support and, therefore,

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Anti-Ethanol Group Expands National Ad Buy

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A group opposing the federal ethanol mandate has extended its advertising campaign against the rule

November 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Boston-Area TV Ad Campaign Urges Federal Action on Corn Ethanol Mandate

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

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Pump Grants Encourage Growth to Ethanol Industry

by Meghan Grebner (Brownfield Ag News)  The president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) says the announcement of the

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Indianapolis Zoo’s Conservation Endeavors Turn to Biofuel Plans

(Indianapolis Zoo)  … In partnership with Cummins Inc., the Zoo recently took on a biofuel initiative, working to advance its mission

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Vertically-Integrated Ethanol at Scale: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an

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

Cellulosic Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Mercurius

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mercurius says it “has the technology and processes that will, for the first time, make

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

SG Preston and IHI E&C Announce Strategic Agreement To Engineer and Construct A Portfolio Of Advanced Renewable Fuels Plants

(PR Newswire/IHI E&C)  SG Preston, a Philadelphia-based bioenergy company, and IHI E&C, a Houston-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Senators Push White House on Ethanol Mandate

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A group of senators is pushing the White House to issue a strong mandate for ethanol

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

The Grand Vision Realized

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … In 2006 Indiana was in the midst of a revolution, a revolution that would

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Invests $100M in Renewable Fuel Pumps: The Deep Dive into Who Got What, and How the Landscape Shifts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The

September 14, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure

September 10, 2015 0 comment 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

Renewable Jet Fuel Is Taking Flight

by Zia Haq (US Department of Energy)  It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Louis Dreyfus Commodities to Begin Operating New Glycerin Refinery in Q4 2015

(Louis Drefus Commodities)   Louis Dreyfus Commodities announced today that it is adding a glycerin refinery to its soybean crushing

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Indiana State Fair Runs on Biodiesel

by Meghan Grebner (Brownfield Ag News)  The Indiana State Fair runs on biodiesel.  CountryMark and Co-Alliance are providing all the

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA Asks EPA to Provide Relief to Midwest Consumers in Wake of Refinery Outage

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement in response to the shutdown

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

Ethanol Producers Tackle Blend Wall with Direct Sales

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A small number of ethanol producers sell E85 and other ethanol blends directly to

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

POET Drives $13.5B in Economic Impact in 2014: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Dakota, POET released its first-ever economic impact study, and reported that in 2014

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

50 Grassroots Events Planned in Support of Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, more than fifty grassroots events are now scheduled take place at state and

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers Show off American Ethanol No. 3 Show Car

by Amie Sites (AgriNews)  Prior to the recent Brickyard 400, Hoosiers were able to see the Richard Childress Racing American Ethanol

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants

TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass.

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Local Senate, House Campaigns’ Statements on Renewable Fuel Standard and Related Advanced Biofuels Issues

To make it easier to find opinions about the Renewable Fuel Standard articulated by candidates for the US House of

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Heads to the Brickyard

(National Corn Growers Association)  … Fans will also be able to learn more about American Ethanol or show their support of

July 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Valero Expands into Ethanol Export Market for 1st Time

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Valero Energy Corp, one of the biggest U.S. oil refiners, is preparing to sell ethanol for

July 14, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Spero Energy Receives $1 Million in Funding from DOE

(Spero Energy Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A company that licenses Purdue intellectual property has received federal funding to develop its one-step,

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Metro Councilwoman: We Won’t Let Biofuel Plant Build in West Louisville

by Caitlin Bowling  (Louisville Business First) An informational meeting Thursday evening between a couple dozen community members and a representative from Nature’s

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Proposed RVO Raises Multiple Questions for Illinois Economists

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s May 29 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) is under scrutiny

June 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Thrives, but Faces Challenges

by Amie Sites (AgriNews)  Education continues to be a vital part of helping consumers understand the value of ethanol. Industry leaders

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Site Offers Ethanol Blend Options

(AgriNews) Jasper County residents now have a new option when it comes to purchasing ethanol fuel blends. Iroquois BioEnergy Co. opened

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Op-ed: Tell EPA to Support Biofuels

by B. Gunner Greene (Lafayette Journal & Courier)  … You might call biofuels in Indiana a growing industry.  Of course, as

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Friendly to Hoosier Economy in 2014

by Cayla McLeland (HoosierAgToday)  The Indiana Corn Marketing Council has released their economic impact study of the ethanol industry  in

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Three Brothers Plead Guilty to $145 Million Biofuels Fraud Scheme in Indiana

(Department of Justice)  Chad Ducey, 39, of Fishers, Indiana, pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a multi-state scheme to

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

N.J. Man Charged in Biodiesel Scam Accused of Death Threats, Report Says

by Myles Ma (NJ.com)  Prosecutors say a Bergen County man accused in a $90 million biodiesel trading scam threatened to

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

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