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The World Must Spend $2.7 Trillion on Charging Stations for Tesla to Fly
October 14, 2017 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

By Kana Nishizawa (Bloomberg)  Infrastructure spend is ‘so large,’ it will force innovation; China to account for third of global EV infra spend by 2040  —  A $2.7 trillion chasm stands between electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed …

A Bipartisan Opportunity to Move Forward on Biofuels Policy
November 25, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by James H. Stock (The Hill)  … In establishing the 2017 obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the EPA finally passed a major RFS milestone that will allow moving beyond the fruitless and acrimonious debate …

Key Considerations for E85 and Other Ethanol Blend Infrastructure
July 21, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) What are the key considerations when installing ethanol equipment at a fueling station?  For those new to ethanol fueling, installing the necessary infrastructure may be unchartered territory. From fuel specifications to dispensing …

Consolidation! Dyadic Sells Industrial Technology Biz to DuPont for $75M
November 12, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Dyadic cashes out of industrial biotech and retains a C1 license for pharma, DSM and Syngenta also announce a partnership. Companies are girding their loins for the long haul. …

Prime the Pump Funds Ethanol Infrastructure
July 1, 2015 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The chairman of the Prime the Pump fund says getting more fuel infrastructure in the marketplace is vital to getting higher level ethanol blends to consumers.
“It’s kind of like the chicken …

Bill Would Hike Gas Tax to Pay for Roads
April 17, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by  Keith Laing (The Hill)  A bipartisan group of House members has filed legislation to hike the federal gas tax and index it to inflation to pay for a new transportation bill.  The measure would …

FFV Fleet Can Serve as Bridge to More Efficient, E30-Burning Vehicles
April 13, 2015 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … The latest report, which is from experts at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), describes a study that explores the potential performance benefits of high-octane ethanol blends in the legacy fleet …

‘Renewable Super Premium’ Offers Boost to Biofuel Producers, Auto Industry
March 27, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  A group of DOE National Laboratory representatives have been in Washington this week making presentations to promote the benefits of what they call “Renewable Super Premium” (RSP) fuels. The researchers have found …

US EPA to Base 2014 RFS on Actual Output; Blend Wall to Factor in 2015/2016 Rule
February 20, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Herman Wang (Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency plans to base its 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard on actual biofuels production, an agency official said Thursday at an ethanol conference, reiterating its pledge to issue the …

JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels Research
August 28, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Joint BioEnergy Institute/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute have unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. The idea behind …

US Biodiesel Supply Kings
August 5, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine speaks with three leaders in the U.S. biodiesel distribution space about the growth and opportunities in biodiesel distribution, and the challenges that lie ahead.
The marked increase in U.S. …

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho
July 9, 2014 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy experts say Idaho is well positioned to follow the leaders with a small facility that …

IncBio Has Delivered a 120,000MT/Year Ultrasonic Reactor for South America
July 1, 2014 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(IncBio) IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art, fully automated ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has delivered a 120,000MT per year ultrasonic transesterification reactor to be installed in South America.
The reactor will …

Time Has Come Today
June 17, 2014 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The synergies between co-located ethanol and biodiesel production have been discussed for a decade. The existing infrastructure to share process essentials, an in-house feedstock in distillers corn oil (DCO), and use of …

ICM Announces Agreements for Cellulosic Technology, Selective Milling Technology (SMT)
June 9, 2014 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …Annawan, Illinois-based Patriot Holdings LLC has signed a letter of intent for ICM’s patent-pending FST and Gen 1.5. According to ICM, the FST is a value-added platform technology that …

Africa: Algae Biofuels Deemed Unsuitable for Developing Nations
July 22, 2013 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Joel Winston (AllAfrica)  Significant uncertainties about the development of algae biofuels and a lack of research and development capabilities make this potential energy source an unsuitable option for developing countries, according to researchers from …

Response to FT: E10 Blend Wall is Fiction
March 22, 2013 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association) In regard to your recent editorial (“Bloated biofuels,” March 20), you don’t need Bill Gates’ IQ to really understand what is going on with the so-called “ethanol blend wall” …

Big Oil’s Choice: Complain About 70-Cent RINs, or Invest 6 Cents in Modern Infrastructure?
March 22, 2013 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …Still, all this rhetoric from Big Oil about the economic impacts of RINs and the so-called “blend wall” got us thinking about a simple question: If oil refiners and …

Petroleum Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Automobiles Could Drop 80 Percent by 2050; Efficiency, Alternative Fuels, and Strong Government Policies Will Be Needed
March 19, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(National Academies of Science)  A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for light-duty vehicles — cars …

EU Launches Clean Fuel Strategy
February 6, 2013 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

(European Commission)  The European Commission today announced an ambitious package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use. Policy initiatives so far have …

Cellulosic Ethanol May Play Role in Local Biofuel Production
February 22, 2012 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Madsen (Iowa State Daily)  For the past decade, corn ethanol has predominated Midwest biofuel production. But with increased technology and interest, an additional ethanol — cellulosic ethanol — may also shape local farming.
…Essentially, …

U.S. Lacks Infrastructure to Consume More Ethanol
January 5, 2011 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Brian Wallheimer (Purdue University/Western Farm Press)   The United States doesn’t have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with ethanol, but could meet the standard with significant increases in cellulosic and …

AT&F Advanced Metals Partners with AdvanceBio Systems LLC to Manufacture a Bench Scale System for Cellulosic Ethanol Processing
December 2, 2010 – 10:27 am | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  AT&F Advanced Metals, LLC, a fully-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-based AT&F (American Tank & Fabricating Company), is completing production on the innovative and first of its kind Bench Scale Reactor System developed with AdvanceBio Systems LLC …

Ethanol Mandates Cast Cloud Over Gasoline Retailing
September 13, 2010 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Grondin Francella  (Convenience Store News)  …The EPA is considering a request to authorize the use of E15, while ethanol advocates are calling for the immediate approval of E12 and longer-term, even higher ethanol …

Challenges in Scaling Up Biofuels Infrastructure
August 16, 2010 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Tom Richard (Pennsylvania State University/Science)  Rapid growth in demand for lignocellulosic bioenergy will require major changes in supply chain infrastructure. Even with densification and preprocessing, transport volumes by mid-century are likely to exceed the …

Sugar Stakeholders Seek Palace Assistance
August 12, 2010 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by James Konstantin Galvez  (The Manila Times)   Some 100 sugarcane industry stakeholders asked the support of the Department of Agriculture during a recent dialogue in providing the necessary equipment in the mechanization of sugarcane production …

It’s a Critical Time for Ethanol
July 30, 2010 – 8:28 am | No Comment

by Joe Ruff (Omaha World Herald)  It’s time for the federal government to move beyond offering tax credits to companies that combine ethanol with gasoline, said the CEO of the fourth-largest ethanol producer in the country.
Instead, …

New Alternative Fueling Station Opens in Ventura
July 27, 2010 – 8:10 am | No Comment

by Shane Cohn (Ventura County Reporter)  For a nation seeking less dependence on foreign oil, Silvas Oil Company has a solution for commuters and truckers passing through Ventura. The Oxnard-based company has officially opened the only …

DOE Finds Ethanol Pipeline Feasible
July 21, 2010 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  A pipeline for ethanol from the Midwest to the East Coast is a viable project, if certain conditions are met, according to a report by the Department of Energy (DOE).
In the …

E85 Pumps Get UL Approval
June 26, 2010 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  After nearly four years of Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing, certifications have finally been issued to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore® E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser Wayne Ovation® Eco fueling E85 …

SCENARIOS-Outlook for US Ethanol Market as EPA Delays
June 26, 2010 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Timothy Gardner (Reuters)  U.S. environmental regulators have delayed decisions on whether to allow higher concentrations of ethanol in gasoline, a blow to ethanol producers who face a glut of supply but a relief to automakers …

World’s Largest Ethanol Bus Fleet Grows by 85 New Scania Buses
June 24, 2010 – 9:47 am | No Comment

(Scania)  Scania is delivering 85 ethanol-powered buses to Nobina, which operates on behalf of the Stockholm regional public transport company, Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). Ethanol buses will help SL fulfil its decision to invest only in …

Growth Energy Offers $2500 to Assist E85 Conversion, $5000 for E30, E85 Blender Pumps
June 1, 2010 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Growth Energy’s Market Development team is now offering funding to retailers  to assist in ethanol blender pump infrastructure. Grants of up to $2,500 are available for an E85 …

Funded with a Grant, Sullivan’s Station’s New Pumps Offer Drivers a Choice of ethanol Blends
May 25, 2010 – 1:40 pm | One Comment

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald-Review)   Motorists driving through Sullivan (Illinois) now have a place to easily fill up their vehicles with their choice of ethanol blends.
The renovated E-K Petro Mart at 305 S. Hamilton St. offers three …

New DOE Video Highlights Impact of Biofuels on Rural Communities
May 11, 2010 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  DOE also released May 6, 2010, a new video which showcases how cellulosic biofuel technologies can help decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil, spur growth in the domestic biofuels industry, and provide new revenue …

New Yorkers’ Quest for Ethanol Fuel Being Answered
May 3, 2010 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by James Pratt (Detroit Alternative Energy Examiner,  While American-made E85 fuel stations in the Midwest are taking off, E85 fuel availability on the east coast is still lagging. A new program is trying to …

Website Aims to Forge Ethanol Partnerships
April 26, 2010 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Kathrine Schmidt  (  A businessman from New Iberia is starting a national website that aims to match renewable-energy investors with local landowners and farmers.
Kevin Caffery believes the state of the ethanol industry, which makes …

Pulstar and E-Fuel Announce Pulse Plugs for Ethanol
April 14, 2010 – 8:24 am | One Comment

(e-releases)  High-power sparkplug promises to improve combustion efficiency in ethanol-fueled vehicles with fuel provided by E-Fuel equipment.
Ignition products company ENERPULSE, Inc. announced that their proprietary Pulstar(R)  pulse plugs have been adopted by E-Fuel of Los …

New York 2010: VW BlueMotion Brand Wins 2010 World Green Car
April 7, 2010 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Sebastian Blanco (AutoBlogGreen)  The definition of the World Green Car of the Year was expanded a bit today when the World Car of The Year organization named Volkswagen’s BlueMotion product brand – including the …

Federal Legislation for Ethanol Pipeline Being Introduced
April 2, 2010 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

March 29, 2010, Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-IA) and Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) held a news conference to highlight a bipartisan effort to boost our country’s homegrown energy industry by improving infrastructure for moving ethanol from …

Green Rest Stops Planned in Ohio
April 2, 2010 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Kautz  (  According to the Associated Press, the Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced plans to open up two “green” rest areas, powered by renewable energy such as wind or solar power and they …

Over There: The Yanks are Coming (同胞, Can You Spare a Dime?)
March 16, 2010 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BIO exec VP Brent Erickson ruefully noted in a conference with reporters that the biofuels industry was “very disappointed in the loan guarantee program. Biomass was mixed in with wind …

Got Government Waste? Novozymes Demos Car Running on Biofuels Made from Government Scrap Paper
January 22, 2010 – 8:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Those who have railed against government waste and inefficiency — numbering, presumably, in the millions if not billions of critics — can take special satisfaction from the news that Danish …

Potential Ethanol Pipeline to Create U.S. Jobs
January 17, 2010 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by POET  (Renewable Energy World)  A proposed ethanol pipeline would be an economic boost for the U.S., a new report demonstrates, creating almost 80,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs across the country.
POET and Magellan Midstream …