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Renewable Diesel Is Increasingly Used to Meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Steve Hanson and Neil Agarwal (U.S. Energy Information Administration)  … Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

Finnish Dairy Manufacturer Rolls out First Biomethane Delivery Truck

(Gasum/NGV Journal)  The Finnish dairy manufacturer Valio’s first biogas-fueled delivery vehicle was taken into service in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area in September. Valio also takes part in the biofuel production by

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Big Oil Looks to Stop Utilities’ Charging Investments

by Jeffrey Tomich (E&E News Energywire)  State utility regulators across the Midwest are revving up their interest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. And the petroleum industry and its allies are urging them

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Argonne GREET 2018 Update

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, a research team at Argonne National Lab released its GREET 2018 update. GREET is a life-cycle analysis (LCA) tool, structured to systematically examine energy and

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Wanted: Job Interview for High Octane & Low Carbon

by Doug Durante and Doug Sombke (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  … However, we may have a unique and perhaps unprecedented opportunity for a do-over with the proposed fuel

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Industry Urges EU to Update CO2 Standards and Include Biofuels

(NGVA Europe/NGV Journal)  In view of the European Parliament plenary vote, the European Biogas Association (EBA), EUROGAS, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe)

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

US Court Dismisses Industry Challenge to Oregon Fuel Standards

by Brian Scheid (SP Global/Platts) A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standards, dismissing a challenge brought by US refiners and truckers. The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers,

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant Biotechnology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s Group Biotechnology — responsible for the Technology Platform Biotechnology — develops tailor-made biotechnological processes for the economic and sustainable production of bio-based chemicals and biofuels. It focuses

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Driving Decarbonization: How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Is Helping the Environment While Saving Lives and Growing the Biobased Economy

by Bryan Sherbacow (World Energy)  … To understand a low carbon fuel standard, it’s best to look at California as an example. California is one of two states (neighboring state, Oregon, is

September 13, 2018 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Consider this a blueprint for restoring the trust EPA has broken with farmers and rural America. 1. Make good on the president’s

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The Establishment of a Marine Focused Biorefinery for Bioethanol Production Using Seawater and a Novel Marine Yeast Strain

by Abdelrahman Saleh Zaky, Darren Greetham, Gregory A. Tucker & Chenyu Du (Scientific Reports)  Current technologies for bioethanol production rely on the use of freshwater for preparing the fermentation media and use

August 25, 2018 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Industry Razzes 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal: The Why and the Who

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 2019 proposed US Renewable Fuel Standard proposed volumes attracted a major raspberry from the ethanol industry. As the American Coalition for Ethanol noted: “Unfortunately, EPA

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Releases White Paper on the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol during 31st Annual Conference

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the official release of a White Paper today (August 17, 2018) entitled “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Canola Council Secures Continued Access to European Union Biofuel Market

(Canola Council of Canada) Today (December 19, 2017) the European Commission published an implementing decision that will allow Canadian canola continued access to the EU biodiesel market. The decision affirms the greenhouse

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Pohl & Holmes Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

(Neste US Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Pohl & Holmes Inc., a Hughson, California-based almond hulling and shelling services provider, recently switched their vehicles to running exclusively on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Pohl &

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Lifecycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corncob Ethanol in China

by Yu Wang, Ming‐Hsun Cheng, Mark Mba Wright (Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  Converting corncobs into fuel ethanol is different from converting stover because cobs have higher hemicellulose and lower lignin than stover.

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Issues Notice of Data Availability on Grain Sorghum

(National Sorghum Producers)  On May 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of data availability (NODA) concerning renewable fuels produced from grain sorghum under the RFS program.

July 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Is Renewable Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel?

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

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Trade Agreement Access Sparks Record-Setting Exports To Colombia

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. corn exports to Colombia have set a new record every year since the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force into 2012, showing the effectiveness of

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

One Day at the World’s Leading Biomass Technology Conference, EUBCE 2018

by Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Renaissance-era facades capped with green copper patina and orange clay shingles harmonize seamlessly with imaginative, hallmark-of-Scandinavia, hyper-modern structures in downtown Copenhagen. The city provided the

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time

(California Air Resources Board)  Emissions down 13% since their 2004 peak while economy grew 26%  —  … The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of greenhouse gases, saw a 2 percent increase

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Boskalis Westminster : Nederland Aiming for 35% CO2 Reduction with GoodFuels Biofuel

(Boskalis)  Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ Report Released with Expanded Coverage of Canadian Biofuel Use, GHG Reductions, and Costs

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire)  Advanced Biofuels Canada commissions third report, now addresses tax impacts.  —  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2018 report, which updates

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard: Program Unlikely to Meet Production or Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

(U.S. Government Accountability Office)  The Renewable Fuel Standard aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector through 2022. It requires that transportation fuels (such as gasoline

July 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Environment: Second Triennial Report to Congress

(Environmental Protection Agency)  This report is the second of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) triennial reports to Congress required under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). EISA Section 204

July 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Mazda: ‘Well-to-Wheel’ Gives ICE the Advantage over Electric, Manufacturer Claims

by Stephen Briers (Fleet News)  Change the debate to get true global picture on emissions says manufacturer as it continues to examine powertrain technology options. —  At a time when most of

June 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Air Liquide Inaugurates a Biomethane Production Unit in France

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  On June 22, in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France, Air Liquide inaugurates a biomethane production unit and a multi-energy distribution station nearby. Thanks to its complete mastery of the

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Minister Humphreys Announces College Group’s €10m expansion

(College Group)  Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD today announced that College Group will invest €10m in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Sets New High Level for Greenhouse Gas Savings

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2017, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers.

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Ethanol Delivers over 70% GHG Savings on Average: ePure

by Chrysa Glystra (Platts)  European ethanol delivered an average of more than 70% greenhouse gas savings compared with fossil fuels in 2017, according to new data from European ethanol producers, the European

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Partly Powers Cathay Pacific Flight from Airbus

by Grant Bradley (New Zealand Herald)  When a brand new Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 flies from France to Hong Kong on Wednesday it will be partly powered by biofuel. The 334-seat

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel Economy

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Stay Vigilant: The Importance of Paying Attention and Remaining Active in Ethanol Advocacy.

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol ) … The timing of this year’s fly-in was fortuitous, amid talk of “win-win” deals for refiners and biofuel producers and a

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA to CARB: Ethanol Plays a Key Role in LCFS Success Story

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and is poised to make even greater contributions to

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Is the EU Killing the Magic Plant? The Emerging International Consensus on Low Carbon Fuels Takes Center Stage in (Spite of) Brussels

by Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) At one of a series of bioenergy conferences in Brussels, April 10-12, 2018, some combination of hearty guffaws, inward chuckles and solemn nods greeted

April 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Seaweed-into-Biofuel Project Gets Department of Energy Support

by Joanna McWilliams (Colorado State University)  A Colorado State University project to grow and harvest ocean macroalgae for biofuel production has received support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

April 25, 2018 0 comment 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

ACE Addressing Ethanol Marketing Challenges at NEB Forum

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol speaks today at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Isobutanol’s Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as

April 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Talking Carbon: Europe’s Prejudice towards Carbon Capture Utilization (CCU) Technology

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  With over 260 million cars on the road in Europe, industry leaders and governmental representatives alike are putting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II)

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

John Abraham, in an article in The Guardian, notes, “Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax  —  We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production for both economic and

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Help Solve Climate Change, Especially with a Carbon Tax

by John Abraham (The Guardian)  Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax  —  We’re not yet optimizing biofuel production for both economic and environmental factors …  These are great

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Report on 8th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference; Presentations Published

(International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)  Tuesday 20 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium high profile speakers discussed on the latest updates on a broad range of topics: The future of bioenergy discussed by

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Good Energy Ad Banned for ‘No Carbon Dioxide’ Claim

(AOL) An advert for one of Britain’s largest renewable energy suppliers has been banned for claiming the electricity it supplies emits no carbon dioxide. Good Energy’s website said in September: “An

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

How Biofuels from Plant Fibers Could Combat Global Warming

by Mary Guiden (Colorado State University) … A study from Colorado State University finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

IATA Sets Goal for Flights Using Sustainable Fuels

(International Air Transport Association/Biomass Magazine)  The International Air Transport Association set out an aim for 1 billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Computer Model Offers New Insights into Biofuel Emission Numbers

by Angelica Bottaro  (Engineering.com)  A new sophisticated computer model to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from biorefineries has been developed to ensure that the total carbon footprint of these biofuels is being

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy calls on US government to support biofuels sector — Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy.

February 22, 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

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

Biodiesel Stands Its Ground, Won’t Back Down: New B20 Vehicles, Emissions Cuts, Highlight NBC 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The makers of the world’s favorite advanced biofuel — a/k/a the biodiesel industry — descended upon Texas to mingle, make and renew ties at the 2018

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste’s Renewable Fuels Reduced Global Climate Emissions by 8.3 Million Tons in 2017

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons or 8.3 billion kilograms in 2017. The figure equals removal

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Building Blocks from Biocrude: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Methoxyphenols

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To develop and optimize a hybrid separation method to recover high-value methoxyphenols to improve the process economics and environmental impact for the production of advanced biofuels

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Calculating the CO2 Emissions of Biofuels Is Not Enough

(Science Daily/Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL))  A new EU regulation aims to shrink the environmental footprint of biofuels starting in 2021. But a scientist thinks we should go one step

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Encouragingly, despite an extended period of uncertainty and less-than-ideal market circumstances, free trade has enabled global biofuel production to continue

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

US Government Report Strengthens Consensus on Biodiesel Benefits

(National Biodiesel Board)  Argonne National Laboratory, US Dept. of Agriculture, and Purdue University affirm impressive emissions reductions  —  A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates

January 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Research Finds Land Management Practices Matter in Cellulosic Biofuels Production

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  New research from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago at Illinois and the International Food Policy Research Institute shows that incorporating conservation

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

My Voice: A ‘Swing and a Miss’ from the USDA

by Doug Sombke (Argus Leader/South Dakota Farmers Union)  Our esteemed U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a report of the Inter-Agency Task Force

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The European Parliament Just Avoided a Biofuels Fail. Now Here’s How to Move forward on Decarbonising Transport

(ePure)  2030 EU target for renewables in transport leaves an opening for sustainable crop-based biofuels to help reach Paris goals  —  The

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Estimation of a 69 % Reduction in Greenhouse Gases Emissions for Fully Renewable ETBE Compared to Fossil Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) has entrusted EVEA, a company specialized in calculation of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), with

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ontario Proposal Aims to Double Ethanol Blend in Fuel

by John Greig (Manitoba Co-operator)  An Ontario government proposal could dramatically increase the amount of Ontario corn going into ethanol production

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuture Platform: Insights from COP23

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In order to meet the global temperature reduction target which was agreed upon at

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

U Can’t Have Enuf H2: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Hydrogen via Pyrolysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrogen, hydrogen, hydrogen — the most abundant element in the universe, but the advanced bioeconomy can

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Australian Canola for European Biodiesel Emits Half the Greenhouse Gas of Fossil Fuels

by Sarina Locke (ABC Rural)  Australia has secured access to a billion-dollar European biodiesel market for canola, just two weeks away

December 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Canola Council Welcomes Continued Access to EU Biodiesel Market

(Real Agriculture)  The European Commission published its decision to allow Canadian canola to have continued access to the EU biodiesel market

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Editorial: Keep Biofuel Benefits Flowing

(Wisconsin State Journal)  … A study conducted for the U.S. Agriculture Department found corn ethanol’s life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, by 2022, will be

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Grain Sorghum Oil Pathways

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking provides notice and an opportunity to comment on the lifecycle greenhouse

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Barrasso Calls on EPA to Study the Renewable Fuel Standard’s Impact on the Environment

(U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works)  Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Now Deploying at Commercial Scale: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

European Parliament Sets Stage for a Battle over Biofuels

(ePURE) Industry Committee vote falls short of what is needed to fix the Commission’s RED II proposal  —  The report adopted today

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

(EU Science Hub)  Bioenergy is the most common renewable energy source in Europe – and it’s expected to continue to make

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Industrial Algae Measurements 8.0

by Mark R. Edwards (Algae Industry Magazine)  he new report, Industrial Algae Measurements 8.0, was released by the ABO Technical Standards Committee

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Farm to Flight – Carinata Crop Commercialization Takes off

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Qantas will operate the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australiaearly in

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report: California Oil Among World’s Dirtiest — Rampant Oil Production Undermines State’s Climate Leadership

(Center for Biological Diversity)  Three-quarters of California’s oil is as climate-damaging as Canadian tar sands crude, according to a Center for

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil and REG Expand Cellulosic Biodiesel Research

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced that by utilizing REG’s patented fermentation technology, the companies’ joint research program

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Ending Food Waste Not Biofuels Should Be Food Security Priority

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

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Carbon Negative, Compression Ignition: 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 other

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Opinion: Biofuels Sustainable, Essential To Aviation’s Future

by Adam Klauber, Isaac Toussie, Steve Csonka and Barbara Bramble (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  To some, biofuels conjure negative images

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Aemetis Signs Long Term Lease for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Site in California

(Aemetis)  55 year Lease Agreement at Former Army Munitions Facility  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Comment on CAFE-GHG Standards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and American Coalition for Ethanol have all submitted public

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Studies Show Ethanol Crop Residues Provide A Billion-Dollar Business Opportunity

(Trestle Energy/CISION PR Newswire)  New economic impact analyses highlight the untapped value of crop residue byproducts of ethanol production for

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Anti-Biofuel Ideologues Support the Oil Status Quo

by Eric Sievers (Ethanol Europe/Euractiv)  Anti-biofuel ideologues claim to be pro-climate and pro-development. But their positions, in fact, support the

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Department for Transport Announces Biofuel Reforms

(NNFCC Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.’s Department for Transport has announced its intention

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Can Help Ethanol Play a Greater Role in Reducing Canada’s GHG Emissions

(Market Insider/PR Newswire) The government’s existing ethanol blend mandate has played a key role in reducing the carbon intensity in gasoline,

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act: Environmental, Health & Consumer Considerations

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline supply is provided by renewable

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Eco Challenge: One Man’s Quest to Build an Eco-Friendly Passagemaker, Parts I and 2

by Peter Wilcox (Passage Maker)  Having the opportunity to imagine and oversee the building of my own ideal Inside Passage

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air in Most Visited National Park

(National Biodiesel Board)   The last thing a hiker wants to encounter is a haze of smog that diminishes the view

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Södra Commences Biofuel Production

(Södra)  Södra will invest more than SEK 100 million in the production of biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest raw

September 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

California’s Supreme Court Denies ARB Petition To Review LCFS Case

By Joshua T. Bledsoe and Kimberly Farbota (Latham’s Clean Energy Law Report) In a previous post, we described how potential delays in

September 1, 2017 Read Full Article

The People’s Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biodiesel is the people’s advanced biofuel, but it is not always the Establishment’s darling.  Whether

September 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Academic Study: Biodiesel Benefits Under-Valued for Years

(National Biodiesel Board)  A new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel’s benefits are even better than previous models suggest.

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Major Study Says “Cut Cellulosic Ethanol out”, RFA Says “No Way Jose”

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, a new tractable multi-market model study finds that the RFS has substantially benefited

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Life-Cycle Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Renewable Jet Fuel Production

by Sierk de Jong, Kay Antonissen, Ric Hoefnagels, Laura Lonza, Michael Wang, André Faaij and Martin Junginger (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  The

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Massachusetts May Overlook Climate Impacts of Biofuels

by Bobby Magill (Climate Central) Massachusetts is considering a plan that would classify wood pellets and other tree products as sources

August 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Hidden Environmental Costs of Dog and Cat Food

by Karin Brulliard (The Washington Post)  … But if you do, he would like you to consider what their meat-heavy kibble

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Research Aims to ‘Co-Optimize’ Biofuels for Future Engines

(Agri-Pulse)  Research aimed at finding the right combination of fuels and engine technology that would maximize a car’s performance while

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

House Committee Debates Future Federal Support of Biofuels

by Sara Taginawa (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On Tuesday, July 25, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Return to the Failed Protectionism over Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen and Joel Velasco (Renewable Fuels Association/Estadao (translation of Op-Ed))  … With all of this progress then, we two

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Renewable Energy Policy Undermined by Lack of Transparency and Unsubstantiated Assumptions

(Impact Assessment Institute)  The Impact Assessment Institute (IAI) has scrutinised in detail the Impact Assessments accompanying the European Commission legislative

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Is Good for Environment. Letter Writer Misrepresented Facts

by Timothy Winters (Western New York Energy/Daily Gazette) Ethanol has been used in New York and other Northeastern states for nearly

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

150+: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is the US’  biggest producer of biomass-based diesel, and

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

MEPs Ask Commission to Distinguish ‘Good and Bad’ Crop-Based Biofuels

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (EurActiv)  The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee endorsed on Thursday (29 June)

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

UPM Tests Carinata Sequential Cropping Concept as Part of Biofuels Future Development

(UPM)  UPM Biofuels is developing a new feedstock concept by growing Brassica Carinata as a sequential crop in South America.

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Meeting Needs, Maximizing Benefits

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers continuously implement new environmentally friendly techniques to raise their crops.  —  Corn farmers—and

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustainable Certification for the Ethanol Process

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Access to additional markets and plant efficiencies give bottom-line significance and meaning to the often-generalized

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Subsidizing Electric Vehicles Inefficient Way to Reduce CO2 Emissions: Study

(Phys.Org)  Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuels Show Environmental Sustainability Benefits

(Univeristy of Pittsburg/R&D Magazine)  Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol’s ability to mitigate climate

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Driving GHG Down, Bringing Capacity Up

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increasing efficiency is the ethanol industry’s top goal, and proving it to the

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Can Improve Its Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 Ways: BIO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization called on the US EPA to “improve its implementation

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Updated Fuel Regulations Would Modernize Options at Gas Pumps

by Mike Lorenz (The Hill/Sheetz)  Since the founding of Sheetz in 1952, “choice” for our customers and innovation have been central

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Report Finds 100% Compliance with Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Lauren Tyler  (NGT News)  The 2016 Compliance Report for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), released today by the

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Approves Fuel Pathway for REG Geismar

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA recently posted a notice to its website approving a fuel pathway for

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Ask EPA to Ease Regulatory Burdens

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several biofuel trade groups have filed comments with the U.S. EPA asking for changes

May 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

BPA: Study Demonstrates Emissions Benefits of Forest Residue Use

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Biomass Power Association has released the results of a study demonstrating dramatic carbon benefits

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Urges Ethanol Advocates to Participate in EPA Regulatory Reform Comment Period

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

13th Annual F.O. Licht Sugar & Ethanol: Introducing New Policies for Biofuels in Brazil

Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) During three days in São Paulo, F.O. Licht and Informa Group promoted their 13th

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Unstash That Trash: Material(s) Progress in Making Fuels, Chemicals from Municipal Solid Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News this week arrived from Canada that Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

With Air Traffic on the Upswing, Global – and Indian – Interest Picks up in Aviation Biofuels

by Sapna Gopal (The Wire)  Bio-jet fuel is generally two- to seven-times more expensive than conventional fossil-derived jet fuels but

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

GUEST COLUMN: Corn Farmers Deserve to Be a Part of Earth Day’s Celebrations

by Mike Lefever (The Gazette)  … Corn producers belong at the table of these discussions and have much to be proud of,

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Life-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Outlines Ethanol Priorities to EPA on Regulatory Reform Agenda

(KTIC Radio) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Analysis: Unica Pleads for Ethanol Import Tariff, but Imports to Continue

by Beatriz Pupo (Platts) Brazilian sugar industry group, Unica, is seeking the introduction of an ethanol import tariff of 16%. Unica

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Seaweed Cultivation Could Provide a Promising Source of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels, Finds Norwegian Report

(GreenAir Online)  Seaweed could become a promising source of biofuels for aviation if sustainably produced and economic and policy challenges

April 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter: The Truth about Ethanol

by Neil Kohler (MagicValley.com/Pacific Ethanol) In his March 26 letter, Mr. Chamberlain went from 100 percent right to 100 percent

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Fuel a New Component in the Advancement Of Clean Diesel Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  With national and international policies moving toward a low-carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Early Positive Signs for Qld Biofuels

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  There are early signs that the Biofuels mandate in Queensland is driving interest in biofuels. The

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA’s president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization’s annual industry

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuels ‘More Cost-Effective’ than First-Generation Biofuels, New Study Suggests

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International) Investment in ethanol production from waste biomass could have great economic environmental benefits, according to a

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Governors Press Trump: Coalition Asks for Ethanol Policy Changes

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition on Monday asked President Donald Trump to support a

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Claim That Burning Biomass Is Clean Seen as ‘Flawed’

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The U.K. government’s view of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy source is a “flawed

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Advocates Critical of EPA Proposed RFS Revisions in REGS

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The comment period for the U.S. EPA’s rule revisions to the renewable fuel standard

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Scripps Research Vessel, ‘Sproul,’ Realizes Biofuel Milestone

by Judith Garfield (San Diego Community Newspaper Group) … In my first article “Scripps research on biofuels hits close to

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Better Science, Better Fuels

by Stephen Rapundalo (Morning Consult/MichBio)  The United States Department of Agriculture just dropped a truth bomb. According to the agency’s

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Serves Largest US E85 Market in California

(Propel Fuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Propel Fuels, the nation’s leading retailer of E85 Flex Fuel, welcomed the 2017 National Ethanol Conference

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Suggests Retool for REGS

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  In comments submitted this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support

February 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Benefits ‘Global Food System’ as GHG Profile Improves

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The food and livestock industries have railed against biofuels for years, based on the argument

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

SUNLIQUID® 20: Fleet Test with Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Proves Fuel Quality

(Clariant)  A plus for the environment: Improves particle count emissions and guarantees significant reductions in CO2 emissions using sunliquid® cellulosic

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Rebrands Its Renewable Diesel in North America

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste recently announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel in San Diego, California, during its customer seminar

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

American Lung Association Supports Ethanol

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The American Lung Association continues to advocate on behalf of the U.S. renewable fuels industry.

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Europeans Want EU Policy to Promote First-Generation Biofuels, New Survey Finds

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Europeans overwhelmingly support the use of conventional biofuels made from crops and believe EU policy

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Germany Cuts Palm Oil Use for Biodiesel by 1/3: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food published an English-language edition of its Evaluation

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Q&A: Tough EU Battle ahead for Ethanol Says ePURE

(Argus Media)  Recently appointed secretary of the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) Emmanuel Desplechin told Argus the continent’s ethanol industry

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

High Octane Group Vindicated by EPA Ethanol Assessment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  A USDA report this week showing corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43%

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines Release Aviation Biofuel Infrastructure Findings

(Port of Seattle) Existing pipeline, transportation resources, zoning and land use laws could accommodate new aviation biofuel blending, storage and delivery

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Automakers Fuel the U.S. Market With More Biodiesel Capable Diesel Vehicle Models

(National Biodiesel Board)  U.S. auto manufacturers have introduced a record number of new biodiesel capable diesel vehicle options for consumers

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

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