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Weaker RINs Lure Gasoline Shipping into US East Coast Ports: Sources

(Hellenic Shipping News)  A decline in the US obligation for biofuels has prompted an increase in imports from Canada and Europe into the Atlantic Coast, according to market sources and federal

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available

(Georgetown Climate Center)  In November 2017, member jurisdictions from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) began a public conversation inviting stakeholder input on the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of a modern, low-carbon transportation

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Washington State Voters Reject Carbon Tax

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Voters in Washington state on Tuesday rejected a proposed carbon tax that would have been the first such levy in the nation. The policy would have been an

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Designing a More Productive Corn Able to Cope with Future Climates

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) An international research team has found they can increase corn productivity by targeting the enzyme in charge of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Presentations Available from the Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Anaerobic Digestion Maryland and the Northeast US Experience

(University of Maryland)  Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Anaerobic Digestion Maryland and the Northeast US Experience Topics •Anaerobic Digestion: Where We Are Today •Digester Systems in the Northeast–Successful Case Studies

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Engineering Prof. Receives $2 Million Grant to Research Biofuel

by Rochelle Li (The Cornell Daily Sun)  A Cornell professor believes biofuel can make fuel cleaner, and was recently granted $2 million by the Department of Energy to research the future

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Lightfast Polyurethane; YPF Adds Biofuels; Mars, BH Improve Cacao, Chocolate; 20 New Food Waste Start-Ups; Fossil-Free Ocean Freight: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of October 24th

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 October 24th. … #2 Oil

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

A Superior Value: A Workshop in Anerobic Digestion

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA) October 2, 2018, Annapolis, Maryland. Inside the Doubletree Inn,  it was as hectic as the traffic on Route 50.  Eightyfive paid attendees were gathering,

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Scaling up Biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

UTech, Jamaica and Elhydro Limited Sign MoU for Biodiesel Production and Research

by Michelle Beckford (go-Jamaica.com/University of Technology, Jamaica)  The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) and Elhydro Limited on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise collaboration

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Con Ed Plans Renewable Gas, LNG Storage Facilities Amid Pipeline Constraints

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive) Consolidated Edison on Wednesday proposed a slate of gas projects and programs aimed at addressing rapidly-growing demand in New York City and Westchester County, which the utility

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee at Home and Actress, Activist, and Filmmaker Olivia Wilde, Partner to Introduce the Home That Runs on Dunkin’

(Dunkin’ Donuts)  Actress and Coffee Enthusiast, Olivia Wilde, Incorporates Her Personal Style into the Home That Runs on Dunkin’  —  For years America has run on Dunkin’, and today Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee at Home is

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

Thermal Gasification of Biomass: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to TGoB in the United States

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

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

On the Origin of the Elusive First Intermediate of CO2 Electroreduction

by Irina V. Chernyshova, Ponisseril Somasundaran and Sathish Ponnurangam (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  The understanding of a catalytic reaction starts with understanding its first elementary step. Surprisingly, despite

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

JetBlue and Airbus Take to the Sky Using Renewable Jet Fuel

(JetBlue/Airbus/Business Wire)  The Delivery Flight for JetBlue’s Newest A321 Aircraft Becomes the Airline’s First-Ever Flight Powered by Renewable Jet Fuel Blend  —  JetBlue (Nasdaq:JBLU) today received its latest A321 aircraft from Airbus’ U.S. A320

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell-backed Startup Creates Fuel from Carbon Dioxide and Fake Sunlight

by Cole Latimer (Sydney Morning Herald)   startup company backed by energy giant Shell has developed a method to turn carbon dioxide into fuel by adding fake sunlight. US company Dimensional Energy has

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Town, United Riverhead Terminal Reach Agreement on Permit for Biofuel Tanks at Northville Facility

(Riverhead Local/Tank Terminal)  Riverhead officials have reached agreement with United Riverhead Terminal to allow the company to install six tanks to store biofuel at its Northville facility. The company says

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Airlines’ Biofuel-Powered Flights Might Soon Take Off

by Justin Bachman (Bloomberg)  For years, airlines have experimented with biofuels, aiming to reduce both carbon emissions and their reliance on fossil fuels. It’s been a turbulent journey buffeted by inconsistent investment and the periodic

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Funds 6 Projects for Co-Optimization of Engines and Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award 42 projects a total of $80 million to support advanced vehicles technologies research. Approximately $10.1

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Ohio Man Gets Five Years for His Role in $47 Million Biofuel Fraud Scheme

by Tim Pearce (Daily Caller)  The owner of a New York-based renewable fuels trading company was sentenced to over five years in prison and fined roughly $26 million Monday for his

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

The Road to Biobased BTX: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Judge Throws out New York City’s Climate Change Lawsuit against 5 Major Oil Companies

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  A federal judge dismissed New York’s lawsuit against five big oil and gas companies for their role in climate change. New York argued the companies should compensate the city

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Taxes Would Drive GHG Emissions Reductions with Minimal Impact on U.S. Economy, Oil and Gas Production

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  A series of four reports released today by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and partners assesses the economic, energy, and environmental implications

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Cities in California, New York Make Switch to Redeem RNG

( Clean Energy Fuels Corp/Biomass Magazine)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that Brookhaven, New York, a municipality that moved away from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) 10 years ago, has

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Anti-Fossil Fuel Candidates Come out Winners in Party Primaries

by Mark Hand (ThinkProgress)  Democratic nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of the most ambitious climate plans.  —  An impressive list of anti-fossil fuel and pro-climate action candidates won party primaries on Tuesday

June 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Georgetown Climate Center and Northeast States Listen to Public’s Ideas about Future of Transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Recently, the Georgetown Climate Center facilitated the third in a series of Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Sessions designed to “(cast) a broader net

June 28, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

NYC Councilmembers Fight for RNG as Transportation Fuel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In a joint letter, New York City councilmembers are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to “show environmental leadership” by encouraging the adoption of renewable natural gas

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Residents Voice Opposition to Biofuel Plan by United Riverhead Terminal

by Denise Civiletti  (Riverhead Local)  A proposal by United Riverhead Terminal to install six tanks for storing 108,000 gallons of biofuel at its Northville facility drew intense opposition from residents of

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Attis Industries Narrows Site Selection to Six States for Construction of Advanced New Biorefining Facilities

(Attis Industries)  Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Minnesota Present Most Competitive Options  —  Attis Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) (the “Company” or “Attis”), a diversified innovation and technology holding company, today announced its

May 29, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Report: It’s Time for NYC to Do Away With Diesel and Switch to RNG

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including Energy Vision, the New York League of Conservation Voters and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, are calling on New York City to

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Fortistar Beefs Up RNG Development With New Hire

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  … Fortistar owns and operates lower-carbon energy generating portfolios in the U.S. and Canada. This includes cogeneration facilities, waste-heat recovery power plants, compressed natural gas fueling stations,

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Estonian Forest Magic: Sweetwater, Graanul to Build First Commercial Biorefinery for cellulosic sugars, lignin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Sweetwater Energy and Europe’s largest wood pellet producer, the Tallinn, Estonia-based AS Graanul Invest, said that they will build a commercial-scale integrated biorefinery that will

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

How Trump Might Make SUVs Pricier in Seattle than Omaha

by Camille von Kaenel (E&E News)  … The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken vehicle pollution requirements could set up a split U.S. market, concentrating fuel-efficient cars in mostly Democratic states and

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

NYC to Use 99% Petroleum-Free Diesel in over 1,000 City Vehicles

(Construction Equipment)  The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) has announced that it will for the first time use renewable diesel, a low-emissions, 99 percent petroleum-free fuel, to

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

California And 16 Other States Are Suing Trump To Stop Him Destroying Emissions Standards

by Raphael Orlove (Jalopnik)  Our emissions standards are probably the biggest booster to automotive performance in the past half century, making our cars not only more eco-friendly but more powerful, too. Trump has

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Could Anaerobic Digestion Be Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance?

(Bioenergy Insight)  New research is suggesting that advanced anaerobic digestion and reverse osmosis filtration in agriculture could be leaving behind ‘concerning levels’ of antibiotic residues. …  When farmers repurpose animal manure

May 1, 2018 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

Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States

by Benjamin Storrow (E&E News) … Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states’ climate goals, raising questions about their ability to lead U.S. climate efforts at a time when the

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae with Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Hawaii at Hilo announced that in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, researchers have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Mailings to Teachers Highlight a Political Fight Over Climate Change in the Classroom

by Katie Worth (Frontline/The Groundtruth Project)  Last spring, science teachers across the nation began receiving unsolicited packages containing classroom materials from a libertarian group that rejects the scientific consensus on

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Makes a Major Breakthrough by Producing a New High-Octane Biofuel

(Enerkem/Oil and Gas 360/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc., a world-leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today during the 255th American Chemical Society national meeting being held in New Orleans, that it had succeeded in producing

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Trash Facility Director Aiming to Construct Alternative Biofuel Facility

by Andrea Ray (Sippican Week)  If all goes as planned, the Zero Waste Solutions trash processing facility in Rochester could be among the first in the country to produce a renewable

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Announces $16M in Funding for 8 New Projects to Develop High-Efficiency Distributed Generations Systems Integrating Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

(FuelsCellsWorks/U.S. Department of Energy)  Innovative Natural-gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity-generation (INTEGRATE) The U.S. electric system is dominated by large, central power plants and an extensive

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Regional Transportation and Climate Listening Session — April 9, 2018 — Albany, NY

  Regional Transportation and Climate Listening Session   —  April 9, 2018   —   Albany, NY

Focus on the development of policies and strategies for reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Participating TCI states have announced a series of stakeholder discussions to promote a safer,

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel with 89% Lower GHGs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Synpet Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Synpet was founded in 2014 as a developer of a synthetic petroleum (SYNPET) business using its Thermal Conversion Process. TCP breaks down organic waste materials by using heat,

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Secret to Tripling the Number of Grains in Sorghum and Perhaps Other Staple Crops

by Jennifer Michalowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)  Scientists have figured out how to triple the number of grains that the sorghum plant produces: by lowering the level of a key hormone,

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae Could Be Major New Food Source, Major New Industry

by Richard A. Lovett (Cosmos)  Could green microorganisms be the geoengineering fix the world’s needs?   —  … Not only can these fast-growing single-celled plants provide biomass for carbon-neutral fuels, they can provide

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Grants $10.6 Million to Produce More Biodiesel, Biojet Fuel

(University of Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Compound Could Transform Energy Storage for Large Grids

(Phys.Org/University of Rochester)   In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

9 States Buck the Trump Administration and Move Forward with a Price on Carbon Pollution

by Natasha Geiling (ThinkProgress)  Currently only one state in the country has an economy-wide cap on carbon. These states want to change that  —  Lawmakers from nine states announced on Wednesday that they

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Leaps and Bounds in Sustainable Plastics and Nylons: U Wisconsin, Genomatica, Aquafil, Anellotech, Suntory, ADM, DuPont in the Mix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a big week in plastics and nylons, all right — not only for those who value sustainability attributes, but for fans of lower costs

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Bill de Blasio: This Is Why New York Is Suing and Divesting from Big Oil

by Bill de Blasio (New York City Mayor/Washington Post)  … America’s largest city, 8.5 million strong, is taking decisive action on two separate fronts. We are demanding compensation from those who

January 14, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Make Haste Slowly: The Story of Anellotech’s Journey towards a Bio-BTX Breakthrough

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In it, we are reminded that innovation is a never-ending war between two brothers named Urgency and Diligence — and the conflict comes roaring back to life when we

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

City Passes Queens Councilman’s Bill to Study How to Power NYC Ferries with Renewable Fuel

by Angela Matua (QNS.com)  A new bill passed in the City Council on Dec. 19, 2017 will require that a two-year study be completed to determine how feasible it would be to

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Northeast States Tap the Gas Pump for Carbon Emissions Cuts

by Gerald B. Silverman (Bloomberg)  Motor fuel could be the next target for controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast, as seven states that have already clamped down on power plants

January 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Schneiderman Backs Carbon Tax

 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman became the first New York statewide elected official to back a carbon tax this week, POLITICO New York’s Danielle Muoio reports. “That includes passing

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Governor Cuomo Unveils 9th Proposal of 2018 State of the State: Calling on the NYS Common Fund to Cease All New Investments in Entities with Significant Fossil Fuel-Related Activities and Develop a De-Carbonization Plan for Divesting from Fossil Fuel

(Office of the Governor of New York State)  New York’s Common Fund, the Third Largest in the Nation, Manages Over $200 Billion in Retirement Assets for More than One Million New

December 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Microbes Help Turn Greek Yogurt Waste into Fuel

(Phys.Org/Cell Press)  Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioreactors for Algae-Based Biofuels Get $900K Grant

by Anne Ju (Cornell Chronicle)  A Cornell research team has received a $910,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Embattled Utah Biofuel Company with Polygamous Ties Should Pay Millions for Breach of Contract, Jury Says

by Paighten Harkins (Salt Lake Tribune)  A Box Elder County biofuel company fined for exploiting federal tax credits by importing

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Bay Program Office Fiscal Year 2018 Request for Proposals for Support for both the Small Watershed and the Innovative and Nutrient Sediment Reduction Grant Programs

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a request for proposals (RFP)

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Algal Biofuel Reactors on a Chip to Revolutionize Renewable Energy Research

by  Christian Ong (Cornell Daily Sun)  … Using metabolic engineering, Prof. David Stern, plant biology, managed to transfer the metabolic pathway of

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Governors Announce New Collaboration to Reduce Transportation Emissions

(Union of Concerned Scientistst)  Statement by Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists  —  Leading environmental, health, scientific and business organizations today applauded

November 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Report from EUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Participants from over 70 countries gathered at Stockholm’s Älvsjömässan for the annual European Biomass

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Subpoenas Icahn Over Biofuel Action While Trump Adviser

by Miles Weiss, Jennifer A Dlouhy, and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  U.S. Attorney for Southern District of N.Y. seeks information; Icahn Enterprises discloses

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

New York City Submits Strong Comments to EPA Supporting Biodiesel

(NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services/Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City submitted comments to the U.S. EPA Oct. 19, protesting any rollback

October 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Jumping for Joy for Qantas Biofuel Powered Aircraft

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Qantas will buy eight million gallons of renewable jet fuel each year from U.S. based bio-energy

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

by Marcius Extavour (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Fueling the Future: WHOI Awarded $5.7M to Advance Seaweed Energy Production

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)  In the future, our homes and vehicles could be powered by fuel made from seaweed grown at large-scale

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioreactors on a Chip Renew Promises for Algal Biofuels

by Alexa M. Schmitz (Cornell University/Biomass Magazine)  … This week, researchers from the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute and Texas A&M University report in Plant

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

With Extra Sugar, Leaves Get Fat Too

(Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists tip balance of plant metabolism to increase oil content in leaves with aim of making biofuels and

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

New York Governor Signs Bill Requiring Biodiesel in Heating Oil

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) New Yorkers in downstate counties will soon benefit from cleaner air due to the increased use of

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Downstate New York Poised to Lead the Way for Cleaner Home Heating

(National Biodiesel Board)  Downstate New York counties are set to provide cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home

September 13, 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

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Yogurt Maker Fage Sues over Stalled Ethanol Plant

by John Cropley  (Daily Gazette)  More than $20 million is sought  —  Fage has filed a lawsuit seeking more than

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

MetGen, Sweetwater Unlocking Lignin – The Roughest, Toughest, Ornieri’st Material that Ever Bushwhack’d a Pioneer in the Valley of Death

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  MetGen, Sweetwater Energy say “there’s gold in them thar side-streams”  —  For all of your

August 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New York’s Energy Leaders Lay out an Early Blueprint for Carbon Pricing

by Marie J. French (Politico)   The state’s top energy policy makers moved closer to creating a price for carbon in

August 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Special Report: How Engineers Are Preparing for Sea-Level Rise

by Pam Radtke Russell (Engineering News Record)  From Seattle to Cape Cod, see what’s being done at 18 different locations

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-State Biodiesel Fraud Scheme

(Department of Justice)  Andre Bernard, of Mount Kisco, New York, pleaded guilty today for his participation in a multi-state scheme

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

New York Green Bank Could Go Nationwide

by Bill Morris (Habitat Magazine)  Bills before Congress would devote $10 billion to clean-energy projects. — The New York Green Bank, which

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

In Search of Next-Gen Bioproducts and Fuels, DOE Invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today (July 17, 2017) announced $40 million in

July 19, 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

Downstate New York to Introduce Biodiesel Obligation for Heating Oil

(Biofuels International)  Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

ARC Awards $1.5 Million to Support Biorefinery Center at ASC

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Appalachian Regional Commission recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to New York-based Alfred

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

First Kelp Crop Harvested in Cornell Pilot Program

by Nicole Smith (Riverhead News-Review)  Early Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski climbed

June 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Updating and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon

(Resources for the Future) The social cost of carbon is an economic tool used to quantify the societal benefits of reducing

June 9, 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

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

NYC Investigators Raid Brooklyn Offices of Heating Oil Giant in Fraud Probe

by Greg B. Smith (New York Daily News)  City investigators looking into fraud in the heating oil industry raided one

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Anellotech Confidential: Pilot Running, New Mystery Investor as Catpyro Begins to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Anellotech’s Bio-TCat process is designed to produce cost-competitive renewable aromatic (BTX) chemicals (benzene, toluene

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

The 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winner Is… “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae”!

(U.S. Department of Energy)The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the winner of the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge on May 4

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

GoodShipping Program Sets Sail in Pursuit of Biofuel Breakthrough

(BusinessGreen)  GoodFuels launches new initiative in bid to scale up nascent shipping biofuel market  —  Dutch biofuels specialist GoodFuels has

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States

(Extension.org)  The Northeast region of the United States (from the Ohio River to the New England coast) has the natural,

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

In Fulton, a Malt House Is Ready to Open — in an Ethanol Plant

by Payne Horning (WRVO)  Nearly 20 years after the Miller Brewing Plant in Fulton closed its doors, a new craft

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Fueling Future from Coast to Coast

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  …Led by Don O’Connor, a Vancouver-based international expert on greenhouse-gas emissions, the panel discussed biodiesel opportunities

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Imports Cometh

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Finds Vehicle Standards Are Achievable and Cost-Effective

(California Air Resources Board)  CARB votes to move forward with greenhouse gas reductions and zero emission programs through 2025; action

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Proteins Interactions Hold Key for Maximizing Oil Production in Plants for Biofuels and Biomaterials

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Lab Manager)  Findings point to new biochemical strategies for increasing oil yield from crops grown to produce biofuels

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Agricultural Robot May Be ‘Game Changer’ for Crop Growers, Breeders

by Sharita L Forrest (Phys.Org) A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth

March 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

A Better Way to Farm Algae

by Matt Wheeler (Phys.Org)  … Bendy Estime, a biomedical and chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate, has devoted his research to this area, and

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel’s Backers: Build on 2016 Momentum for 2017 and Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Led by Don O’Connor, a Vancouver-based international expert on greenhouse-gas emissions, the assembled panel detailed

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Decoded Microbial Metabolism Explains Biofuel Yield

by Blaine Friedlander (Phys.Org)  To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

SUNY Morrisville Leads NY Back To Industrial Hemp Production

by Jeff Kulikowsky (MyTwinTiers.com)  Morrisville partners with JD Farms in Eaton on industrial hemp pilot program  —  Hemp may not be

January 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw

January 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Walk This Way: NYC Agrees to Run D.M.E. in New Fuels Trial

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  This week, a company known as Oberon Fuels running a DME technology is coming

January 16, 2017 Read Full Article

How Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers Helped Deliver Trump’s Historic Win

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  In the flurry of post-election punditry and analysis, much credit was given to

January 6, 2017 Read Full Article

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit

(New York State Senate)  Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit from

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a

January 3, 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

Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Novel Mechanism in Bacterial-Fungal Symbiosis Could Have Biodiesel Production Applications

(Phys.Org/ DOE/Joint Genome Institute)  … To learn more about how bacteria interact with fungi in a symbiotic relationship to support the

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Accelerated Cassava Breeding Coming Via OHV Technology Collaboration

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

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Renmatix Turns Biowaste into Plastic. Can the King of Prussia Firm Help Save the Planet?

by Aswin Mannepalli (Philadelphia Inquirer)  The King of Prussia company takes biowaste and converts it into useful materials such as

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

CABC Sees Future in Marine Microalgae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A group of educators and researchers from Cornell University, the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium (CABC), has published a

November 23, 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

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

November 14, 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

November 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

With Canada and Mexico on Board, Carbon Pricing Could Become a Reality Across North America with Expanded U.S. Action

(Center for American Progress)  Carbon taxes and emissions trading systems, once considered political moonshots in the battle to combat carbon

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Column Full of Downright Lies

by Art Thomas (POET-Fostoria/The Courier) Last week’s column “corn ethanol is a climate-control scandal” was full of half-truths and downright lies

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

USDOJ: Owner of Biofuel Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Obstruction

(MediaAlerts)  The owner and manager of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction for

September 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  New York City passes legislation to increase cleaner-burning biodiesel in heating oil  —  The City of

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Lockheed Martin Opens Advanced Bioenergy Plant in New York

(Lockheed Martin/Biomass Magazine)  Lockheed Martin opened a new bioenergy facility in Owego, New York, at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept.

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

City’s Clean Fleet Reaches 500 Vehicles

by David Giambusso (Politico)  New York City’s fleet of vehicles is getting cleaner.  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration will announce on

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

jetBlue loves you: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to SG Preston

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   jetBlue has announced a 10-year, 330 million gallon renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

JetBlue Announces One of the Largest Renewable Jet Fuel Purchase Agreements in Aviation History

(JetBlue)  Preparing for a Lower Carbon Future, Airline Partners with SG Preston to Purchase Renewable Jet Fuel;  JetBlue Expects To

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Clarence Cigarette Company Expands Cannabis Research Program

by  Stephen T. Watson (The Buffalo News)  A Clarence cigarette manufacturer says it has expanded its cannabis research program. The 22nd

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Rule Change Proposed to Allow E15 in New York State

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

As Sea Levels Rise, 1.9 Million U.S. Homes Could Be Underwater By 2100

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

NYC to Test Renewable Diesel

(Government-Fleet)  New York City plans to test the use of renewable diesel in its fleet across at least four departments

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program Awards Vouches to Five Bioenergy Companies

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awarded $8 million worth of

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

NYC Department of Sanitation Fleet Highlighted for Use of Clean Fuel, New Technologies

by Cole Rosengren (Waste Dive)  Fleet Owner recently profiled the many advancements of New York’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) fleet. This includes

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

NASCAR Uses Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility for Race Fuel

(WSYR-TV)  Plant is exclusive supplier of ethanol for NASCAR’s Green E-15  —  The racing series has a number of Central

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Bentley Research Fellow Planning Algae Commercialization

by Joanna Howarth (Algae Industry Magazine)  Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Michael Walsh, a research

August 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow

by Steve Brachmann (IP Watchdog)  …  Last March, researchers from Western Michigan University (WMU) made a presentation at that year’s

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Biological Wizardry Ferments Carbon Monoxide into Biofuel

(Cornell University/EurekAlert!)  Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Three U.S. States Plan Lawsuits over Volkswagen Diesel Pollution

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Three U.S. states plan to unveil new lawsuits against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) on Tuesday tied to

July 19, 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

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the

July 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Keep It in the Ground or America First?

(Diesel Technology Forum) … One of the great benefits of the diesel platform is its capability to run on higher blends

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin Are Better for Biofuels

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Tompkins Recycling Center Will Now Recycle Fat, Oil, Grease Waste into Biofuel

(Ithaca Voice)  The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Re-Think, Re-Use, Retro-Fit: 15 4G Techs Transforming Gen-1 Biobased Plants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Here, we profile 15 techs that offer incremental to profound shifts in the economics of the

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Research Assesses AD’s Ability to Remove Drugs, Germs from Manure

by Charlotte Hsu (University at Buffalo/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

New Liquid Fuel Research & Training Center Opened

(National Oilheat Research Alliance)  The National Oilheat Research Alliance and two Oilheating associations recently celebrated the opening of a new

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

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