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AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa Sign Strategic Partnership & Equity Agreement to Accelerate Growth of the Microalgae Biotech Sector

(AlgaEnergy/Yokogawa/BusinessWire)  AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specializing in the production and commercial applications of microalgae, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841), a leading provider of industrial automation, control, and measurement technology, announce

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Biobased Bridges, Carrot Concrete, Chicken-Feather Plastics, Edible Cottonseed, Nanofibers from Crabshell : The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 7th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of November 7th. #10 Mazda backs

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Federal Investments in Algae Cultivation Technologies Paying Big Dividends

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  Algae-derived products and technologies are on the cusp of changing nearly everything. Algae will transform how we eat; will make the materials in your shoes more sustainable; provide

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientists Find a “Switch” to Increase Starch Accumulation in Algae: A Brighter Future for Renewable Energy and Materials

(Tokyo Tech News)  Results from a collaborative study by Tokyo Tech and Tohoku University, Japan, raise prospects for large-scale production of algae-derived starch, a valuable bioresource for biofuels and other renewable

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Jet Biofuel Mass Production to Begin in Japan

by Akane Okutsu (Nikkei Asia Review)  Biotech company euglena teams with ANA to fuel green commercial flights  —  Japan’s biotechnology company euglena is to start mass production of bio jet fuel and biodiesel out of

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Mazda Backs Carbon-Neutral Biofuel Research

(Mazda/Automotive World)  Mazda is currently involved in joint research projects and studies as part of an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration to promote the wide-spread adoption of biofuels from microalgae growth  —  As part

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste Gasification: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 2-Stage Incineration and “True” Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass

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

Ethanol Blog: Changing Face of US Ethanol Export Markets

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Historically, India and Brazil have been two major export destinations for ethanol produced in the United States. All the while, both India and Brazil

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Japan Airlines Invests $8 Million in Venture with US Waste-to-Jet Fuel Company Fulcrum

(GreenAir Online)  Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced a strategic partnership to develop sustainable aviation fuels that will include a 900 million yen ($8 million) investment by the airline in waste-to-jet fuel

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Norway Demonstrates Leadership in Renewable Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Powered Ships

(ACT News)  … One country that has everyone in the hydrogen industry watching is Norway. The wealthy Nordic country continues to push forward with its ambitious plans for renewable hydrogen

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Talks with Japan, 2nd Largest Buyer of U.S. Corn

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, D.C., leaders of the United States and Japan, one of the largest U.S. grain customers and second largest buyer of U.S. corn after Mexico, announced

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under, Canada-Style: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella, Canfor

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientists Identify Enzyme That Could Help Accelerate Biofuel Production

(R&D Magazine/Tokyo Institute of Technology)  Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have honed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Japanese Startup Cultivates E-Money Platform for Asian farmers

by Akane Okutsu (Nikkei Asian Review)  Japanese startup Nippon Biodiesel Fuel is set to launch its AgriNet website that connects farmers with other sectors — such as agrimarkets, equipment dealers and banks

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Fuel Breakthrough in Queensland Could Fire up Massive New Export Market

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith  (ABC News)  Two cars powered by hydrogen derived from ammonia will be tested in Brisbane today thanks to a Queensland breakthrough that CSIRO researchers say could turn Australia

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Taxes on Agriculture Could Lead to More Food Insecurity than Climate Change Itself

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Phys.Org)  New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Japan Bioenergy Development: BIOFACT 4.0 Fuel Report for Palm Kernel Shells

(Biofact)  In Japan, the market is supported by a feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme which provides a 20-year subsidy to firms producing renewable energy. By March 2017 almost 12GW of biomass projects had

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like

July 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Oil, Utilities Are Lining up for an Electric Vehicle War

by Kelly Gilblom and Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies; Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads  —  A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a

July 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  High quality biomethane from biomass through gasification? A Swedish plant is now a first for injecting biomethane into the national grid. That’s the Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas),

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Back to Business: G20 Energy Minsters Affirm Drive towards Renewables, Innovation, Cooperation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This year, as it happens, Argentina holds the G20 Presidency and the outgoing Germans and incoming Japanese worked with Argentine energy minister Juan Jose Aranguren

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

World’s First Commercial Waste Gas to Ethanol Plant Now in Operation

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In Illinois, carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, and its joint venture partner, Shougang Group, a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, announced the successful start-up of the

June 11, 2018 Read Full Article

US Still Subsidizing Fossil Fuels To Tune Of $27 Billion

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  New research has shown that the United States continues to subsidize the production and consumption of fossil fuels to the tune of $27 billion, despite

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustain RFS as Important Tool in GHG-Reduction Strategy

(Solutions from the Land)  One of the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture is actions that farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and simultaneously improve profitability. A principal

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Russian Direct Investment Fund : RDIF and JBIC Agree to Collaborate in the Russian Bioenergy Industry

(Russian Direct Investment Fund/4-Traders)  The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and JBICIG Partners (JBICIG, a subsidiary of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)) as part of the Russia-Japan Investment Fund

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit of The Asia Pacific Showcases Global Ethanol Opportunities

(GrainNet)  Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Saccharification Treatments Using Cellulase and Laminarinase Results in Higher Ethanol

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In the Philippines, researchers from University of the Philippines and Hiroshima University in Japan conducted a study that focused on ethanol production from macroalgae using only enzymatic

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Low Carbon Fuels Conference Week, Part 2: Driving Capability with Flexibility

By Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Part one of this article addressed the first two consensuses emerging from international biofuels research and business initiatives discussed in Brussels April 10-12, 2018:

May 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Building Out Biomass in the Land Down Under

by Patrick C. Miller (Biomass Magazine)  Will Australia use bioenergy to its full potential, or primarily serve export markets? — Australia’s bioenergy sector is alive and brimming with ideas about how to

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosselman Travel Center to Observe Renewable Fuels Month on May 18

by Robert Pore (Grand Island Independent)  Bosselman Travel Center at 3335 W. Wood River Road in Grand Island will be celebrating Renewable Fuels Month in May. The Bosselman event is

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of May 2nd, 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

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Tesla-Inspired Euglena Bets Big on Algal Jet Fuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  JapanNews.com reports that Euglena Co., a Tokyo-based maker of nutritional supplements, is spending ¥5.8 billion ($5.3 million USD) on building a test refinery that converts algae into

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Market Development Organizations Applaud Japan Policy Shift To Allow Use Of U.S. Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcome the news Tuesday that the Japanese government’s new biofuel policy will

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  With 195 countries on the planet today, an impressive 53 countries are Commonwealth countries, including countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Toyota to Sell Ethanol Fueled Hybrids in Brazil

(Kyodo News)  Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it has unveiled in Brazil a prototype of the world’s first hybrid vehicle that runs on ethanol to further cut carbon dioxide emissions, aiming

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Toyota Pursues Petrol but Sees Electric Potential in New Technology

by Naomi Tajitsu  (Reuters)  Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) stuck to its commitment to improving petrol engines on Monday with new powertrain units, while flagging technologies which could find their way into electric

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Nissan Considering Hybrid, Fuel-Cell and Biofuel Utes and Vans

by Tim Nicholson & Justin Hilliard  (GoAutoMedia/Cars Guide)  Nissan has confirmed it is looking at range-extender hybrid, hydrogen fuel-cell and biofuel powertrain options for its future line-up of light-commercial vehicles, including

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Mechanisms and Indicators for Assessing the Impact of Biofuel Feedstock Production on Ecosystem Services

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This paper synthesizes the current knowledge about the impact of biofuels on ecosystem services. Biofuel feedstock production can be a significant driver of landscape modification, ecosystem change and

February 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

10 Years After: Advanced Biofuels’ Status, Opportunities and Challenges

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   In 2007 the US government established a national strategy for the development of advanced biofuels made using non-edible biomass. After 10 years we

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Euglena Aims to Make Aviation Biofuel Cost-Competitive Against Fossil Fuels

(Japan Chemical Daily) Euglena Co. Ltd. (TYO:2931) has solidified plans to set the price of its jet fuel made using euglena, a type of algae, at 150–200 yen ($1.38–$1.83) per liter

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Euglena Using Algae-Based Bio-SPK in Power Generation Trial

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Japan, two weeks ago Euglena began testing its algae-based bio-SPK in a power generation facility as part of a trial run schedule to last through June.

February 2, 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

Japan: Japan Invites Public Comments on Fuel Ethanol Policy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on changes to its fuel ethanol policy. The changes include a

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EBRD Provides Loan for Biogas Plant at Ukraine’s MHP

by Anton Usov (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development/Biomass Magazine)  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided a senior loan of €25 million to PJSC “Myronivsky Hliboproduct” (MHP), a London

January 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Inside Insight

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With apologies to every other region around the world. we continue to see Asia as the epicenter of the biobased revolution over the next 20 years.

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Discussing the Importance of Ethanol

by Dan Crisler (Watertown Public Opinion)  Glacial Lakes Corn Processors welcomed a strong ethanol advocate in Emily Skor at its annual meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Codington County Extension Complex.

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Trash to Treasure: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sekisui Chemical, LanzaTech’s MSW-to-Ethanol Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Japan, Sekisui Chemical and LanzaTech, have successfully demonstrated the production of ethanol from unsorted municipal solid waste — which can be used directly as a fuel or as

December 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Shazzan!: Turning Urban Trash into Treasure Island, the LanzaTech, Sekisui Chemicals Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sekisui Chemicals, LanzaTech break-through in MSW-to-ethanol demonstration  —  … Were trash to acquire a substantial uplift in value, that’s the end to the landfill crisis. In Japan, Sekisui

December 7, 2017 Read Full Article

New Solvent Contributes to Next-Generation Biofuel Production from Biomass

(Phys.Org/Kanazawa University)  Compared to first-generation biofuels produced from food crops, production of second-generation biofuels for daily use is an urgent issue. In this study, researchers developed a novel carboxylate-type liquid zwitterion

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Tokyo’s Christmas ‘Cherry Blossoms’ Lit by Discarded Cooking Oil

(Reuters/Channel News Asia)   Tokyo’s park along Meguro river, a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms each spring, has been transformed by pink LED lights hanging from the trees resembling the pretty

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Toyota to Produce Its Own Hydrogen to Supply 1,500 Vehicles per Day

(NGV Journal)  Toyota Motor North America, Inc. will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan Will Allow Gas Blends Using U.S. Ethanol

by Ray Grabanski (Progressive Ag/Ag Week)  … Japan announced that it will allow gasoline blenders to use ethanol sourced from the U.S. Japan currently allows blending with Brazilian sugar ethanol, but

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Green Incentives See Rainforests Felled in Search for Biofuel

by Chisaki Watanabe (Sidney Morning Herald)  What started as a way to cut Japan’s dependence on imported fossil fuels has led to  an unexpected surge in a different and equally controversial shipment:

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA ERS Publishes Report on Ethanol, DDGS Export Opportunities

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

IHI to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuel Production in Thailand

by Yukako Ono (Nikkei Asian Review) IHI will conduct large-scale verification experiments in Thailand on a process for producing jet fuel from the oil extracted from cultured microalgae. The goal is

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Electrics a Bridging Technology, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells the Future?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Lexus’ Paul Williamsen told Australia’s CarAdvice team: “Both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies on the way to the solution, which is hydrogen. The problem

November 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air

by Ben Chapman (Independent)  With long-distance electric-powered transport still a long way off, can advances in renewable fuel made from vegetable oil and waste fill the gap to combat climate change

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

These Countries Want to Ban Gas and Diesel Cars

by Alanna Petroff (CNN) China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of vehicles powered only by fossil fuels.  It has plenty of

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Bringing Illinois Ethanol Products to the World

by Jill Loehr (Prairie Farmer) Illinois has the third-largest ethanol production capacity in the U.S. Marquis Energy, one of the

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Ruthenium-Based Catalyst Could Be Biomass Game-Changer

(Biofuels International)  Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new catalyst to improve the synthesis of primary amines

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

New Process for Microalgal Separation by Shape

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers from UCLA and the University of Tokyo have demonstrated a new capability to sort microalgae cells

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste to Diesel Market Worth $942.78 Million By 2025 | CAGR: 10.4%: Grand View Research, Inc.

(PRNewswire/Grand View Research, Inc.) The global waste to diesel market is expected to reach USD 942.78million by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan Considers Allowing US Ethanol to Meet Biofuel Mandate

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Japan recently filed a report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Fuel Plant Inauguration Set

by Karina V. Canedo (Sun Star)  A plant that will process used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel (BDF) will be

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan’s Ag Ministry Director Visits Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Deputy Director for Food Security at Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kimihiko Eura, toured

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021

(Absolute Reports)  Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Botswana, jatropha’s adventures are just beginning according to the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Nissan Brazil Ends Initial Tests of Ethanol Fuel Cell

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto) Nissan was the auto industry’s first company to develop a vehicle prototype powered by a solid

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan Firm Backs Plan for Cassava Fuel Plant

(The Phnom Penh Post)  Representatives of Japanese petroleum firm Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd met with the Ministry of Mines and

June 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

40 Under 40 Class of 2017: Jenna Long

by A. Kam Napier (Pacific Business News)  Jenna Long, 31, Director of operations, Pacific Biodiesel The state’s only commercial biofuel producer

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Roll-Out of Smaller-Scale GTL: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Japanese Biotech Euglena Hopes to Flourish Overseas

by Akiyo Yasuda (Nikkei Asia Review)  Producer of algae-based products looks to China, Southeast Asia to drive growth  —  Tokyo-based euglena,

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

New Strategy to Enhance the Efficiency of Cereal Straw for Biofuel Production

(Phys.Org/University of Hong Kong)  Straw is commonly used for feeding animals, burning, baling, etc. As one of the “Three Canton

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Why a Hong Kong Plant Scientist with a Biofuel Research Breakthrough Has to Leave for Greener Pastures

by Viola Zhou (South China Morning Post)  Lydia Lam Pui-ying will further her study at Kyoto University in Japan  —

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Toyota Continues To Make Another Big Bet On Hydrogen, Launches Truck Project In California

by Matt Piotrowski (EnergyFuse.org)  Over the years, Toyota has touted hydrogen as the fuel source for the future, favoring fuel

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Making Oil from Algae: Towards More Efficient Biofuels

(Science Daily/Kobe University)  The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Algal Residue — An Alternative Carbon Resource

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Many microalgae strains have received attention in biomass production due to their high biomass productivity per unit

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

From Sake Brewing to Energy Production: How Innovation in Biofuels Is Coming From Unlikely Places

(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Forbes)  … Biofuels are one example of the unique synergy that arises when energy developers think “outside the box”.

March 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Food, Face Cream and Jet Fuel: Japanese Firm Finds Many Uses for Algae

by Sarah Karacs  (CNN Tech)  A tiny organism thinner than a strand of hair could help fuel airplanes in the

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Produced by Microalgae

(Tokyo Institute of Technology/EurekAlert!) The perimeter of lipid droplet in their cells is an important place for oil synthesis  —  Photosynthetic

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017)

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines green jobs as either “jobs in businesses

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Mechanism for Photosynthesis already Existed in Primeval Microbe

(EurekAlert!/Kobe University)  A Japanese research group led by Associate Professor ASHIDA Hiroki (Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe

February 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Australian Canola: European Union Fuels Demand

by Peter Hemphill (The Weekly Times) More than 80 per cent of Australia’s canola oil will end up in the

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

PTG to Make Ethanol from Cassava Pulp

(Bangkok Post) PTG Energy Plc (PTG), a SET-listed oil retailer, and Eiamburapa Co (EBP), a top producer of tapioca products, have

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Toray to Make Biofuel Feedstock from Sugar Cane in Thailand

(Nikkei Asian Review)  Japanese company’s tech can cut costs at planned processing plant  —  Toray Industries looks to tap sugar cane

January 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Replacing Diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Tossed Aside in the ‘White Gold’ Rush: Indigenous People Are Left Poor as Tech World Takes Lithium from under Their Feet

Story by Todd C. Frankel and Peter Whoriskey; Photos and videos by Michael Robinson Chavez; Video editing by Jorge Ribas (The Washington

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Increase as More Countries Take Steps to Fight Air Pollution

(Iowa Corn)  … As the world strives to meet goals set by global climate initiatives, U.S. ethanol provides an affordable

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Japan’s First Private Rocket Nears the Launch Pad

(Nikkei Asian Review)  A startup founded by maverick Japanese entrepreneur Takafumi Horie is poised to launch a test rocket as

December 2, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Botswana Unveils Experimental Biodiesel Vehicle

(Univeristy of Botswana)  The University of Botswana took its research programme to loftier heights when it launched an experimental vehicle

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

October 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USGC Study: U.S. Corn Ethanol Can Assist Japan In Reaching Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

(U.S. Grains Council)  A recently released U.S. Grains Council (USGC) study finds that a significant portion of U.S.-produced corn ethanol

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste, Nissan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service publishes regular GAIN reports on biofuels in countries around the world. Some of the recent reports

September 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Tesoro, Toyota

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Vietnam Fuel Giant Asks for Tax Support to Keep Unpopular Biofuel in Business

(VN Express International)  The government continues to miss its targets for the cleaner, cassava-based fuel. State-owned fuel giant PetroVietnam has asked

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Water-Energy Dependence around Pacific Rim Mapped in New Sandia Study

(Sandia National Laboratories)  A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Japan’s Ethanol Imports Expected to Increase Slightly

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Japan recently filed an annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Chinese Ethanol Almost Competitive Enough to Export

by Xiaojuan Gao (Platts)  The export arbitrage for China ethanol has narrowed to the point where transactions could be occurring very

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Ethanol Power the Future for Electric Cars?

by Daniel Gallas (BBC)  The automotive industry is rushing to produce electric vehicles (EVs) as the world tries to move

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Japan Industry and Policy News: Practical Use of the Next Generation MicroalgaeDerived Bio-Fuel

by Manuel Herrador (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation)  ISUZU MOTORS Co. Ltd. and EUGLENA Co. Ltd. aiming at practical use

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Japanese Reporters Travel to the U.S. to Learn About Biotech, Biofuels

(Hoosier Ag Today/NAFB News Service)  The U.S. Grains Council says key members of Japan’s media traveled across the United States

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Nissan Unveils World’s First Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Vehicle

(Nissan Motor Co./Automotive World) In Brazil today, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today revealed the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Mitsubishi Chemical : and Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service to Form Tie-up to Produce and Sell Zeolite Membranes

(4 Traders/Mitsubishi Chemical)  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Mitsui Zosen Machinery & Service, Inc. Mitsubishi Chemical

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

EU to Introduce CO2 Emission Limits for Trucks

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  The European Commission will propose limits for the first time on CO2 emissions from trucks and

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Moving beyond Automotive towards Earth & Resources: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Toyota Tsusho

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we report that Toyota Tsusho has been identified as a major strategic investor

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Toyota: Let’s Go Places with Anellotech, Bio-Places That Is

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Toyota Tsusho was identified this week as a multinational strategic equity investor

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

The Olympic Village of the Future

by Heather Hansman (Popular Science)  … But Japan, home of the 2020 games, wants to make the event good for their

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Turn and Face the Strange: The New Algae Makes a Bowiesque Pivot into New Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But the RE in algae these days has been, more or less, REposition. Possibly REthink.

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC Discusses Work To Build Ethanol Markets At 2016 Fuel Ethanol Workshop And Expo

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Manager of Ethanol Export Promotion Programs Ashley Kongs presented the roadmap for building

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Could the Hydrogen Economy Run on Ethanol?

by Geoffrey Styles (The Energy Collective)  Plans for a fuel cell car running on ethanol look like a clever way to

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Airbus Wants Slime from Green Algae to Fuel Its Planes

by Ben Rosen (Christian Science Monitor)  Algae grows faster and produces higher energy yields than other plants, but is much

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

A Fuel Cell Vehicle Revolution: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Nissan’s SOFC System

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fuel cells are important technology. You may remember them from the space program. They show

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Nissan Develops New Ethanol Fuel Cells to Jump Infrastructure Hurdle

by Hans Greimel (Automotive News)  Nissan Motor Co. has developed a new kind of fuel cell drivetrain for cars that

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

G7 Nations Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025

by Karl Mathiesen (The Guardian)  Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Workshop In Japan Aims To Dispel Myths On U.S. Ethanol GHGs

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its industry partners sought to dispel myths about U.S. ethanol and

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Suzuki Says Discrepancies Mar Japanese Emissions Testing

(Law 360)   Suzuki Motor Corp. on Wednesday said an internal investigation prompted by regulatory scrutiny over emissions and fuel

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific Region

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews)  The U.S. Grains Council has long served as an international promoter of corn and other

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Muradel Refocuses Whyalla Biofuel Venture

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Valerina Changarathil writes in Adelaide Now that the Whyalla, Australia-based commercial biofuel producer Muradel will receive

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The RITE Bioprocess: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Green Earth Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. is focused on producing carbon-neutral biofuels and green chemicals derived

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Japanese Team Cracks into Biofuel with Crab Shells

by Takuro Kusashio (Nikke)  Researchers at Kobe University say they have found a possible way to turn bits of crustaceans

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Bubbles Boost Efficiency of Biorefinery Systems

by Brooks Hays (UPI)  Researchers say their breakthrough can be scaled for industrial biomass processing.  —  A team of researchers

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Moment of Truth for Pioneering Biofuel Project

by Mbongeni Mguni  (Mmegi Online)  A one-hectare plot containing 1,526 Jatropha trees bears the country’s hopes for greater energy diversity and

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Analyzing Biofuels From Rice 2016 – Research and Markets

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fnbdpf/analyzing) has announced the addition of the “Analyzing Biofuels from Rice” report to their

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Anellotech’s Partner in Pursuit of 100% Renewable Plastic Bottles Revealed…It’s Suntory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Anellotech’s 80-foot high development unit readies for installation, the giant Japanese beverage maker is

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Japan Airlines to Build First Biofuel Plant for Its Planes

(4-Traders.com)   Japan Airlines, or JAL, plans to build Japan’s first plant that will turn waste into fuel to be

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal; Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Algae Could Be the Greatest—and Trickiest—Fuel Source of All

by Bryan Lufkin (Gizmodo)  From powering airplanes to replacing nuclear energy, algae has been touted as a green energy miracle.

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Rich Nations’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Climate Aid 40 to 1: Researchers

by Chris Arsenault (PlanetArk.org/Reuters)  Wealthy nations spend 40 times as much money subsidizing fossil fuel production as they contribute to the

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

ANA to Use Euglena Jet Fuel Made From Green Algae at Japan Plant

by Chris Cooper (Bloomberg)  ANA Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest airline, plans to use a Euglena Co. biofuel made from algae

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Enzymes Market to Top USD 1bn in 2020 with Cellulosic Ethanol Help

by Plamena Tisheva (SeeNews)  The global market for biofuel enzymes is to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% over

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes

(PR Newswire/BCC Research)  This BCC Research report explores present and future strategies within the biofuel enzymes market, which includes amylase,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Hydrolysis of Woody Biomass by a Biomass-Derived Reusable Heterogeneous Catalyst

by Hirokazu Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kaiki, Abhijit Shrotri, Kota Techikawara and Atsushi Fukuoka (Chemical Science)    Biomass is the sole carbon-based

November 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Uncertainty for Alleged Fraud in the Biodiesel Plant Barajas de Melo

(El Dario (Google translation))  …  “What matters to Barajas de Melo and all its neighbors is that this plant is

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Davao City Recipient of JICA Biodiesel Project

by Antonio L. Colina IV (Minda News)  The City Government of Davao is the country’s sole recipient of a biodiesel project

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Volvo Trucks Underlines Its Commitment to HVO

by Michael Nash  (Automotive World)  Volvo Trucks is gearing up to ensure its Euro VI engines support hydrotreated vegetable oils

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

BASF, Genomatica Target Asia for Commercial Production of Renewable Butanediol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  License agreement adds countries in Southeast Asia; Optional capacity for up to 75,000 metric tons

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

ADB, Japan Companies Plan Asia Green-Energy Fund

(Nikkei Asian Review)  The Asian Development Bank will team with Japanese companies to establish a roughly $750 million fund investing

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

New Algae Biomass Research Center for Japan

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In Japan, the Algae Biomass Energy System Development Research Center, headed by Professor Makoto Watanabe, was established

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Genetic Manipulation for Algal Biofuel Production

(Tokyo Tech News)   Studies of the genes involved in oil synthesis in microalgae allow scientists to use a gene promoter

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

A New Transgenic Plant to Produce Biofuel

(Tokyo Tech News)  Tokyo Tech researchers successfully introduced an engineered lipid remodeling system into a transgenic plant to enhance biofuel

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

NYK to Participate in the Ownership of Canola Oil Venture in Tsunami Recovery Effort

(Hellenic Shipping News)  NYK has concluded a contract with United Green* for partial ownership of a canola flower field along

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

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