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Smithfield Foods Announces Landmark Investment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Smithfield Foods/CSR Wire)  Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas (GHG)

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Rule Change Likely to Take Months, Even Years

by Charles Dunlap (The Mexico Ledger)  … “The question is whether there will be a restraining order prohibiting the rules to go forward or not,” Murphy (Steve Murphy, POET general manager at

October 29, 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

Letter To The Editor: Powerboating Legend Don Onken Defends Ethanol For Boats

by Don Onken (Lightning Performance Group/Lake Expo) I am responding to a September 21 piece that ran on the Lake Expo website taken from a BoatUS survey, Survey: Boaters Have Little Love

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Crappie Masters Team Brings in Youth Winner

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  For the second year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sponsored team in the Crappie Masters National Championship helped a young angler win a $1000 scholarship. This

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Next Gen Scientists for Biodiesel’ Program Selects Two New Leaders

(National Biodiesel Board)  Rowan University and Missouri University of Science and Technology students chosen as co-chairs  —  Shyam Paudel’s interest in energy comes from deep in his childhood, growing up in the

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Donald Trump Is Feeling the Heat From Midwestern Farmers

by Justin Worland (Time Magazine) On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made two big promises: renegotiating free trade agreements and helping corn growers by supporting ethanol.  …  As tensions over trade have

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas Projects Popping up Everywhere – Are They the Magical Solution We’ve Been Looking for?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Like a beautiful unicorn flying in the sky, biogas production is taking off in Denmark, accounting for almost 19% of the gas used in Denmark

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

New Analysis Shows RFS Waiver Price

by Kelly Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA’s small refinery waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard could cost the ethanol industry 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and close to $20

September 7, 2018 Read Full Article

McCaskill Visits Biofuel Plants in Missouri on Primary Day

by Andy Banker (KPLR11)  Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill spent the primary election day visiting biofuel plants in Missouri. “Happy Primary Day,” McCaskill said while getting off her campaign bus to tour

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Finally, Progress for Port

(NewsPressNow.com)  From 2001 to now, multiple government entities spent at least $4 million developing and upgrading the facilities of the St. Joseph Regional Port Authority. And for what? Well, for starters,

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Benson Hill Biosystems Launches Saturn Agrosciences Subsidiary to Drive Canola Improvement

(Benson Hill Biosystems/PR Newswire) New Company Will Provide R&D Infrastructure to Harness the Genetic Potential of Canola for More Healthy and Sustainable Food and Feed Ingredients — Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Neutrons—Making Sustainable Biofuels

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using neutrons to understand why certain hydrocarbons produced by blue-green algae are important to their biology, so new strains

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Custom RFA E85 Motorcycle Hits the Road

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

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Midwest Trump Voters Losing Faith in His Commitment to Biofuels

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  New polling shows that voters across three Midwestern states are disappointed with Trump administration decisions they view as broken promises of support for local agriculture and renewable

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

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

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

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Munzlinger Says Missouri Biodiesel Announcement Highlights Value-Added Agriculture (AUDIO)

by Brian Hauswirth (MissouriNet)  The Missouri Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee chairman is praising Governor Eric Greitens (R) for releasing the $4 million budget restriction on biodiesel. …

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Releases Final Biodiesel Subsidies

(Associated Press/The Herald)  Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is releasing funding for biodiesel facilities that he had withheld because of concerns that state revenues could fall short of what’s needed to balance

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri Formed to Build on Farmers’ Work

(The Missouri Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine) In the early 1990s, Missouri soybean farmers funded research into making renewable fuel from soybean oil. Initially called soy diesel, and now, biodiesel, the fuel has

May 10, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Missouri Biodiesel Coalition Launched to Expand Biodiesel Usage

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, soybean farmers and biodiesel processors, distributors, and retailers have come together to launch a new partnership, the Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri, which aims to

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Hatching Higher Protein

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Technologies for feed coproducts are evolving, pumping out high-protein ingredient alternatives. Experts assure the market is ripe.  —  The pile of distillers grains at nearly

April 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Removing the Brakes on Plant Oil Production

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Biodiesel Magazine)  Scientists studying plant biochemistry at the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new details about biomolecules that put the brakes on oil production. The findings suggest

April 18, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA: E15 Debuts in St. Louis Metro Region

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is excited to announce that E15 has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the year. Home Service

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Crappie Masters Tournament Stop in Texas Highlights Clean, Octane-Boosting Ethanol in Boats

by Greg Thompson (White Energy/Renewable Fuels Association)  This past weekend in Emory, Texas, about 75 miles from Dallas, fishermen and women from across the country descended upon Lake Fork for a

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Auto Bits: 3 Ways Soybean Farmers’ Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air

(The Examiner) … Soybean farmers have been at the forefront of developing a homegrown renewable fuel that has resulted in a dramatic improvement of the air quality in the Gopher state.

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

What Happens On The Edges Of Cities When Farmland Gives Way To Development

by Amy Mayer & Erica Hunzinger (Harvest Public Media) … Since 1980, the amount of land being farmed or grazed in the U.S. has dropped 13 percent, according to the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

It’s All about Sex with Algae Research

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, researchers from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center studied the earliest stages the evolution of male and female sexes in a group of freshwater photosynthetic protists

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

March Madness: These Colleges are Mad for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board) National Biodiesel Board releases field of “Elite Eight”  —  March Madness kicks off next week, showcasing the very best of college basketball. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog: Government Confusion Over Ethanol Might Demand Growing Locally

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … So you have USDA saying ethanol demand has basically peaked. The Department of Energy is saying ethanol is really the only fuel that

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

$3.9 Million Supports Research to Turn Bacteria into Biofuel Producers

by Julia Evangelou Strait (The Source Washington University in St. Louis)  Medical, engineering schools team up to create biofuels independent of food crops  —  Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

New Pathways, Better Biofuels

by Erika Ebsworth-Goold  (Washington University in St. Louis/The Source)  An engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis is using e. coli to manufacture biofuel. New research from the lab further refines

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Industry Teams Learn About U.S. Ethanol Value Chain Firsthand

(U.S. Grains Council)  Three ethanol trade teams consisting of ministry and industry delegates traversed the U.S. ethanol value chain from the field to the pump ahead of the Ethanol Summit of

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Republican Governors Express Concern to President Trump Over EPA Actions on RFS

(National Biodiesel Board)  “We Were Drawn to Your Explicit Promises to Our Farmers… But Now We Are Concerned”  —  Today four Republican Governors sent a letter to President Trump with concerns on

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Rep. Upton Files Bill to ‘Harmonize’ MPG Rrules

by Keith Laing (Detroit News)  U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has introduced legislation that would allow automakers to apply credits for gas mileage improvements from model years as far back

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

No Boredom for Sorghum – Sorghum Reaches Stardom Status with Huge $16 Million Grant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweet sorghum stardom! In possibly one of the largest government grants given to anyone for research on a single feedstock, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

The Power of Recycling Could Fuel Vehicles in the Future

by Peter Ehrhard (Missouri University of Science and Technology)  The idea of recycling waste cooking oil into biodiesel fuel is nothing new. For years, researchers have studied the process and companies

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA: Mid-Missouri Energy Goes Green with Flex-Fuel Mower

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA member company Mid-Missouri Energy is home to a new piece of equipment. This one doesn’t improve ethanol yield or lower the plant’s energy consumption,

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Onken Racing’s American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat Earns Top Honors

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 16, the American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat took home “Top Gun” honors at the Grand Lake of the Cherokees Shootout with a 200-mph run.   The

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Recognizes Staff Milestones

(National Biodiesel Board)  Leading biodiesel association brings value to members through experience  —  The National Biodiesel Board has a staff team made up of experts in a wide range of

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Exports Needed to Boost Ethanol

by Bill Tiedje  (Missouri Farmer Today)  With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say.

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Responding to Trump: The New Economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a rebel yell that has been heard nationwide since President Trump

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Miscanthus Offers Missouri Farmers Use for Marginal Land

by Alex Lindley  (Moberly Monitor) … “What attracted us to it was it a good crop to grow on ground that wasn’t really suitable for hay or for row crops,” said

May 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Optimizing Cyanobacteria for Biofuel Production

(Phys.Org)  Cyanobacteria have attracted significant attention as potential biocatalysts for production of clean energy and green chemicals from sunlight and atmospheric CO2. A recent study investigated effects of altering large

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Expansion: Mo. Department of Agriculture to Offer Grants to State Fuel Retailers to Install Biofuel Infrastructure

(Hannibal Courier-Post)  The Missouri Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2017 Extended Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) grant program to accelerate the use and availability of higher blends of

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Gates Foundation Extends Sorghum Research with a $6.1 Million Grant to the Danforth Center

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)   The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world’s largest independent plant science institutes, today announced a three-year $6.1 million grant from the Bill

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

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

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Switchgrass May Be a Good Option for Farmers Who Have Lost Fertile Topsoil

(University of Missouri)  Switchgrass Can Improve Soil Quality on Eroded Farms, Study Finds  —  The loss of fertile topsoil from agricultural fields is an economic problem for modern farmers. When

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Hottie Trends to Watch In Bioeconomy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Proof positive on the “best is yet to come” — check out the Danforth Plant Science Center. It’s tucked away in the major agri-complex

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Elite Corn, without Control by Elites: NCGA, Benson Hill Biosystems Partner to Democratize Corn R&D, Unleash Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Benson Hill Biosystems, an agricultural technology company unlocking the genetic potential of plants, today announced a strategic partnership and grant from the National

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Changing Cell Behavior Could Boost Biofuels, Medicine

by Beth Miller (Phys.Org)  A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to coax cells to do natural things under unnatural circumstances, which could be

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Authorizes Biodiesel Fund

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Missouri soybean farmers will finally be receiving a portion of payments for their biodiesel under the Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund. Governor Nixon has released

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the

November 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Discovery of Carbon Storage Signaling Mechanism in Algae Offers New Potential for Sustainable Biofuel Production

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)   James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Letters: A Fortune in Biofuels Being Left on the Table

by LeRoy Deichman (Herald-Whig)  Existing intellectual property and current production practices hold the promise to enable Missouri’s 5th District to produce

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights–Alaska Airlines to Fly First Commercial Flight with Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel in ‘Next Few Months’

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 15, 2016.

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

7 Governors Ask EPA to Remove RVP Limit on E15

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 13, the governors of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Boater Running High Ethanol Blend Smashes Speed Record

(Growth Energy)  Last weekend, competitors from around the country participated in two major powerboat racing competitions, the Lake of the

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

The 15-Percent Solution

(The Gasconade County Republican)  The Environmental Protection Agency apparently has postponed indefinitely a decision due whether or not to increase

September 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Think Ethanol Doesn’t Work in Boats? Think Again

by Sara Wyant (Agri-Pulse)  Ask most boaters about ethanol and boats and you’ll likely hear that the two don’t go together.

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels Math Class with Mr. Mercutio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

King of the Corn Drag Racing Highlighs Ethanol

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Nationals shines a spotlight on high ethanol blends in inaugural street car race.

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Engineering a Better Biofuel: New Protein Process in E. coli Could Lead to More Efficient Options for ‘Tiniest of Factories’

by Erika Ebsworth-Goold (The Washington University) …  Now, a team from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University

August 11, 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

Researchers: Generically Improving Sorghum Could Benefit Biofuels

(Genetics Society of America/Biomass Magazine)  The bioenergy crop sorghum holds great promise as a raw material for making environmentally friendly

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Benefiting Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 24, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed S.B. 657. The new law will

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Kultevat Receives First Process Patent for Dandelion Rubber

(Rubber & Plastics News)  Kultevat Inc., a company devoted to the commercial development of high-quality rubber and co-products from the

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Summer Brings Ethanol Quirk to Iowa Gas Stations

by Charlie Good (Des Moines Register/Good and Quick)  … Today, due to a combination of a quirk in federal regulation and

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Pennycress, a Common Weed in Missouri, Could Be the Next Big Thing in Biofuel Innovation

by Kelly Moffitt (St. Louis Public Radio)  … Toni Kutchan, Vice President for Research at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, said

May 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Boating and Engine Experts Call on Lawmakers to Boost Biofuel Blends

(Fuels America/The Auto Channel)  Certified mechanics, engine performance experts, and professional fishermen are briefing lawmakers on Capitol Hill today about

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

How Drones Can Give a Boost to Biofuels

by Christina Couch (MIT Technology Review)  Next month, a team of researchers will load one small aerial drone and two

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Survival of the Hardest-Working — Cells that Work Hard Stay Alive, Lazy Cells Die

by Beth Miller (Washington University)  A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis discovered a way to improve

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Will Get Back Up

(RPA News)  Our top story this month is a blunt reminder of how deeply U.S. policy uncertainty cut down and yanked

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Says Ethanol Harms Corn Counties

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

March 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Bringing up the Throttle on Cellulosic Ethanol

by Holly Jessen and Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Although there are challenges facing the second generation ethanol industry, progress

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Kum & Go Becomes First in Missouri to Offer E15

(Convenience Store News)  Kum & Go LC became the first retailer to offer E15 in Missouri. The blend of 15-percent

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Gives Rural Communities an Economic Boost

by Rick Edwards (Adams County Farm Bureau/Herald-Whig) Letter to Editor:  A commercial airing locally, produced by Smarter Fuel Future, is

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Chasing Viability: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to the Abengoa Viability Plan

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

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuels Missouri Corn Checkoff Success

by Benjamin Herrold (Missouri Farmer Today)  Gary Marshall has seen how the Missouri corn checkoff has shaped the industry and impacted

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Abengoa Bioenergy Files for Chapter 11 for Parent and 5 Subsidiaries

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

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

TechStory: ZeaKal’s Series B Points the New Way of Accelerating Biotech Companies to Infinty and Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  It’s Toy Story all over again. You remember Woody’s struggle to avoid being tossed

February 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Best for Biofuels

by Dave Evensen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Research finds where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing detrimental effects on

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Report: Energy Efficiency of Ethanol Continues to Improve

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Reports recently published by the USDA Office of the Chief Economist and the University

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Research Showing Significant Improvement in Efficiency of Ethanol Production and Other Trends

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released a statement on two recent research reports supported by USDA

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Become 2016 Chairmen of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Coalition announced today that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will become chairman and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

ABUTEC Aids In Transformation of Manure into Renewable Energy

(Penn Energy/Renewable Energy World)  ABUTEC’s combustion technology is once again paving the way for waste-to-energy projects through its partnership with

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Awards $13.5 Million to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center/EurekAlert!)  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

More Biofuel Pumps at Missouri Gas Stations

by Mindy Ward (Farm Progress)  Consumers will have more biofuel,ethanol choices at the gas pump. — Mark Cadle sees the investment

December 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Battles Big Oil for Market Share

by Ray Scherer (St. Joseph News-Press)   Despite a recent setback, supporters of ethanol — including one St. Joseph company — pledge

December 14, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Abengoa Shuts Down Hugoton, Colwich, St Louis HQ

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, Abengoa has decided to suspend production at its new cellulosic ethanol plant in

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Roeslein Halfway Done with First Phase of Massive AD Project

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Construction of phase one of Roeslein Alternative Energy’s $80 million anaerobic digestion project is about

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Renew Biomass and New Energy Farms Work together on Miscanthus in Missouri

(Renew Biomass and New Energy Farms)  Renew Biomass and New Energy Farms recently announced their long-term partnership agreement in which

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Will the Renewable Fuel Standard Impact the 2016 Elections?

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

New BETO Fact Sheets Profile the Emerging Bioeconomy by State

(U.S. Department of Energy)  How is funding from BETO a part of the emerging bioeconomy in some states? Find out

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends

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

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

ICM Aims for Strong Legacy

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two decades, ICM has adapted with the changing times, bringing technology solutions to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Pilot Plant Completes Two 1,000-Hour Ethanol Performance Runs

(US Department of Energy)  ICM Inc. announced successful completion of two 1,000-hour performance runs of its patent-pending Generation 2.0 Co-Located

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

INSIGHT-Power Line Opponents Give Renewables Their Keystone Moment

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  … The visitor represented Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Texas company established to build transmission lines

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fraud Goes on with Impunity

by David O. Berger (St. Louis Today)  … And, of course, whenever big business and big government collude, as is the case

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Senators Push White House on Ethanol Mandate

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

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

‘American Ethanol’ Is Shootout Top Gun With 208 MPH Run

(LakeExpo.com)  With acclaimed drivers Myrick Coil and John Cosker in the cockpit, Don Onken’s 50-foot Mystic American Ethanol is this

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

September 14, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

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

September 10, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Gevo Reports First Marina Sales of Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline

(Gevo/Biomass Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first U.S.

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Calling Captain E0: Can Renewable Isobutanol Beat out Ethanol-Free Gasoline in the Powerboat Sector?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  E-Zero – ethanol-free gas, has been popular with boaters, but here comes isobutanol, with Gevo leading

September 4, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Performance Tests Successful

by PJ Griekspoor  (Agri-View)  St. Joseph, Mo., pilot plant completes tests of making cellulosic ethanol that also yields value-added co-products — The

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Invests $63 Million to Support 264 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide

(US Department of Agriculture)  Funding supports solar and other renewable energy projects to create jobs and promote energy independence — Agriculture

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Guest Viewpoint: America Pays the Price for Federal Downsizing of Ethanol Rules

by John Caupert (National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center/Belleville News Democrat)  … Beyond economic and environmental impact, one has to wonder about the

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants

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

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

200,000 Comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard Delivered to EPA: “Stand by Me” Says Rural US to Washington

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, representatives from Fuels America and other advocates for “clean, secure, American energy” delivered

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Nixon: Remember the Evolution of Ethanol

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tells Brownfield everyone needs to step back and look at

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Novel Distillation to Be Scaled, Tested by Modular System Builder

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Distillation Technologies Inc. and Easy Energy Systems Inc. announced an agreement to build

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Fueling the Sorghum Ethanol Coproducts Engine

by Kelli Fulkerson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/National Sorghum Producers)  Producers work to expand markets for sorghum distillers and oil. While exports

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon

(Biofuels Digest)  Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants.

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts to bring products to market  —  The Donald Danforth

June 25, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Kum & Go to Offer E15 at More than 65 Stores in 7 States

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Kum & Go has announced it will begin offering E15 as a fuel option.

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Grease-to-Biodiesel Truck Startup Raises nearly $1M

by Katharine Grayson (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)  Revolution Fuels, a startup that mounts equipment for converting grease to biofuel on trucks,

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Approves Efficient Producer Pathways for 5 Ethanol Plants

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In March, the U.S. EPA approved five new corn ethanol pathways under the agency’s Efficient Producer petition

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubber Security

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

St. Louis Startup Turning Weeds into Biofuel

by Jim Bafaro (St. Louis Business Journal)  Some call it the “stinkweed.”   Yet despite that inglorious moniker, there’s an awful

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

ICM, Inc. Announces Contract with Kansas Ethanol LLC on Full-Scale Commercial Installation of its Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST™)

(ICM, Inc.) ICM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kansas Ethanol LLC, of Lyons, Kansas, has signed an agreement for purchase,

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Cyanobacterium Found in Algae Collection Holds Biotech Promise

(Washington University in St. Louis) Scientists have re-discovered a fast-growing bacterial strain first described in 1955 Cyanobacteria, bacteria that obtain

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Risky Business Project Finds Midwest Agriculture, Labor, and Manufacturing Industries Face Economic Risk from Climate Change

(The Risky Business Project) Results Show that America’s Heartland Risks Economic Disruptions as Climate Change Advances, Reduces Labor Productivity, and Shifts

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Ever-Evolving Biodiesel Technology Developments

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

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

You Can Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Fuel Factories

by Mark Hay (Good Magazine)  At some point in your life, Escherichia coli has probably brought you to your knees

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Kander Halts Biodiesel Investment Scam

(Missouri Secretary of State)  Secretary of State Jason Kander today issued a cease and desist order against Boyd A. Ware

November 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Major Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium Launches

by Jessica Martin (Washington University in St. Louis)   The government of India’s Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and

October 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Is the Next “Green Revolution” Right Around the Corner?

by Caitlin Kennedy (Biotech NOW)  National Geographic’s October issue contains an in-depth article, “The Next Green Revolution” on how plant biotechnology will

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Where Are We with Algae Biofuels? Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The state of R&D so far. 4 NAABB advances  have brought the cost of algae biocrude

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

New RFA Case Study: Evidence of E85 Price Gouging?

(Renewable Fuels Association)  E85 retailers in the St. Louis area may be purposely price gouging Missouri drivers, according to an

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Opening of New Entrepreneurial Teaching Laboratory at MU

(University of Missouri)  WHAT: The grand opening of the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Center for Agricultural Development at the University

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Kultevat Obtains License of Gene Switch Technology

(Kultevat/PR Newswire)  U.S. biotech company Kultevat has strengthened its technology portfolio by signing an exclusive license for technology developed by the Donald Danforth

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

8 Trends Driving Aviation Biofuels Today

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  SkyNRG is undertaking its first major feedstock project in South Africa, featuring a nicotine-free

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

The Origin of Sex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae researchers think they may have discovered a trigger that establishes gender, and sexual reproduction.

July 23, 2014 Read Full Article

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