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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Status of Advanced Biofuels
March 8, 2018 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are over 2,000 biomass to fuel facilities representing 1,461 companies in 90 countries. According to subject matter expert and long-time Digesterati Lorenz Bauer, “first-generation biofuels will continue to dominate the …

Ethanol Industry Expert: Biofuels Tug-of-War Is an EU Invention
May 15, 2017 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by  Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The conflict between second and first generation biofuels – depicted as good and bad for the environment – only exists in Brussels. In fact, it’s the brainchild of the European Commission, …

French, German Farmers Urge EU to Keep 7 Percent Biofuel Target
February 8, 2017 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  … UFOP and FOP focused their meeting in Berlin on the last energy proposals from the European Commission. In its “winter package,” the commission proposed to limit first-generation biofuels from 7 percent in 2020 …

A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels
December 13, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Alexander A. Koukoulas0 (ANL Consultants LLC/Biofuels Digest)  … The pursuit of 2nd Gen fuels has been motivated by several factors including: their inherently low-cost, at least from a theoretical standpoint; their potential for drastically reducing carbon …

Study Finds People Are Willing to Pay More for New Biofuels
December 8, 2016 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Scott Weybright (Washington State University)  When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel.
“We were surprised …

Biofuels Play Central Role in Brazil’s Climate Goals
November 21, 2016 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (Ethanol Producer Magazine/UNICA)  UNICA spokesperson describes Brazil’s climate change strategy and its reliance on biofuels —  … Brazil’s INDC targets 37 percent lower emissions by 2025 compared to 2005, with further reductions …

An EU Biofuels Proposal Worth Getting Behind
October 7, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest)  Europe’s bioethanol association ePure just released a renewables policy paper that’s something to get excited about.
It’s a show of confidence and ambition on the part of Europe’s ethanol CEOs.  Their …

Answers to Your Questions about Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 22, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane and Ron Cascone (Biofuels Digest/NEXANT)  Recently, we held a popular webinar on Renewables and the Advanced Bioeconomy with NEXANT principal Ron Cascone, for which you can see the slides here.
During the webinar, we received …

The EU Aims for Bioeconomy Perfect, by Tossing out the Good
September 12, 2016 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)he EU has put itself on a fast-track to limit, if not abandon, first-generation biofuels and focus almost exclusively for its carbon future on advanced biofuels.

Europe has a lot …

[Exclusive] Where Do Environmental Groups Stand on Bioenergy?
August 15, 2016 – 11:11 pm | No Comment

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  … The Biomass Monitor contacted representatives for the following organizations (listed alphabetically) to determine their stances on biomass power and heating, liquid biofuels for transportation, and trash incineration: 350*, Center for …

Empowering Farmers through Route of Ethanol
July 19, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Ajay Jha (Indian Cooperative)  Believing that ethanol is a game changer, a group of ministers sat this weekend to deliberate on the production of second generation of ethanol. The meeting was attended by Road …

Ethanol from Corn Stalks: A Cure for Climate Change?
October 30, 2015 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  … “This is one of the core technologies that we need to cut oil use and reduce emissions from transportation,” said Jeremy Martin, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “It …

Sen. Charles Grassley: It’s No Trick: Cellulosic Ethanol a Treat for Iowa Economy
October 30, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)  (Ames Tribune)  … Iowa’s new cellulosic facility also will help dry up the crocodile tears spilled by Big Food that tries to assign blame to corn-based ethanol for rising food prices. …

Nevada DuPont Facility Opening on Friday
October 30, 2015 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Grayson Schmidt (Ames Tribune)  … According to Plant Operations Manager Terraun Jones, the new facility will not only impact the biofuel industry, but will also boost the local economy by bringing in 90 permanent jobs …

Stems, Sticks Seen Driving Biofuel’s Next Expansion After 2020
September 29, 2015 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  The next generation of biofuels that don’t use food crops as a raw material are starting to take hold, with a big expansion of the industry coming after 2020, …

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

Global Second Generation Biofuels (Advanced Biofuels) Market Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Research, Demand And Forecast to 2020: Big Market Research
July 1, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Big Market Research/PR Newswire)   Second generation biofuels yield more energy efficient output than conventional fossil fuels and are environment-friendly as well. Other enabling factors such as favourable environmental regulations & policies, investments/funds provided by …

The Big Move: The Leap from First-Gen to Next-Gen Biofuels Companies, How Does It Happen?
February 9, 2015 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the biofuels industry move from its roots in first-gen corn starch or cane sugar fermentation towards diversified products, more capacity and distribution, and new inputs like cellulosics?
How are …

Second Generation Biofuels Market is Expected to Reach $23.9 Billion, Global, by 2020 – Allied Market Research
December 22, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Allied Market Research/PR Web)  According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global Second Generation Biofuels – Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, the global second generation biofuels …

Tips for Biofuel Investment In Turbulent Times
October 30, 2014 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  As a biofuels plant, how do you make sound plant management and investment decisions in an environment of political turmoil? This was the theme of one of the panel discussions during …

Don’t Count It Out: Biofuels Industry Holds Much Promise
June 18, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Shankar Rampalli (Mordor Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   The verdict on biofuels is in, and the catchphrase seems to be over-promised and under-delivered. Biofuels have been in public use in some form or the other for …

Why We Are Producing Biofuels
March 4, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by  Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette)  In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the recent development of domestic supplies of fracked gas and petroleum, some …

How to Make Cheaper Second-Gen Biofuel
February 28, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Anderson   (TGDaily)  Producing second-generation biofuel from dead plant tissue is environmetally friendly – but it is also expensive because the process as used today needs expensive enzymes, and large companies dominate this …

Why We Are Producing Biofuels
February 11, 2014 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette) In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the recent development of domestic supplies of fracked gas and petroleum, some …

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?
October 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal was to stimulate the development and use of low-carbon, next generation biofuels – to help …

Food Price Fears Push EU Lawmakers to Put a Lid on Biofuels Growth
September 12, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that biofuels can push up grain prices or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming …

Nexant Analyzes Next-Generation Sugar Technologies
May 2, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

Nexant today announced the release of an assessment of next-generation and cellulosic sugar technologies. This new Nexant report—Cellulosic Sugars: Unlocking Biomass’ Potential—examines the different technology choices available.
“Cellulosic and other next-generation sugar processes are becoming technically robust, …

Biofuels Too Basic to Justify Binding EU 2030 Target: Oettinger
April 2, 2013 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Biofuels are not advanced enough yet to justify a specific binding 2030 EU renewable transport target, EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said Wednesday.
The EU has a binding 2020 target to source 20% of its …

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Partners Explore Next-Generation Biofuels
March 14, 2013 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Olga Rosca (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)  Next-generation biofuels produced from waste and agricultural residues can help save energy and improve the sustainability of companies operating in the agribusiness sector. The EBRD region offers …

RFA Releases “40 Facts About Ethanol” Video
February 28, 2013 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released a new video entitled “40 Facts About Ethanol.” It is a fast-paced, up-tempo, animated data-based review of ethanol past, present and future. To view this …

Industry Leaders to Support “Second Generation” Biofuels in All EU Transport Sectors
February 7, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels)  Involvement of policy makers and other industries, R&D programmes, financing, communications programmes for a cost-competitive and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels
The Chief Executive Officers of seven Leading European biofuel producers and …

$500 Million and No One to Dance with? Canada and Advanced Biofuels
November 18, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Canada’s $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund, five years after formation, gets close to making its first investments just as Canada’s leaders consider pulling the plug
It was the most amazing sovereign …

Better Plants for Biofuels
May 4, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  An article in F1000 Biology Reports ( published today (May 2, 2012) argues that recent advances in knowledge mean that plant-derived biofuels could meet about 30% of the global demand for liquid transportation fuels, …

Next-Generation Biofuels Driving the Growth of Global Biofuel Market
January 12, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Pangea/World of Bioenergy)   Social and environmental benefits of next-generation biofuels, mainly cellulosic ethanol, Algae fuels, Drop in fuels, and biobutanol, are fuelling its rapid growth momentum, says RNCOS.
According to our recent report, “Global Biofuel …

Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain
October 29, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment
Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain

Biofuel industry faces new challenges in both technology and regulation side in order to balance the production and the climate change. Global biofuel production is starting to become a top priority for everybody and has …

Next-Generation Biofuels: Near-Term Challenges
May 20, 2010 – 6:32 am | No Comment

by William Coyle  (Amber Waves)  Next-generation biofuel companies are using a variety of strategies to overcome high initial capital costs, limited access to low-cost biomass, and other hurdles to remain financially viable during pre-commercial development.
…There …

Green Jobs Highlighted at Expo
March 2, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Howard  (Fergus Falls Daily Journal) …(F)rom North Dakota State University, Dr. F. Larry Leistritz, a professor of agribusiness and applied economics, and Nancy Hodur, a research scientist in the same department, created a …

Australia is Pushing Biofuels from Low Cost, Non-Food Materials
December 29, 2009 – 11:49 am | One Comment

by Simon Grose  (TCE Today)  Algae, wood and sugarcane shared the honours in the bidding for funding through the Australian government’s Second generation Biofuels research and development program.  Announcing matching grants totaling A$14.4m ($12.1m) across seven …

The Evolution Of An Eco-Prophet
November 14, 2009 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by  Sharon Begley (Newsweek)  Interview with Al Gore: … But next-generation biofuels are a different story, he says. “The pathway that I think is likely to be the winner is enzymatic hydrolysis, which essentially uses engineered enzymes …

Biofuels ‘Done Right’ Can Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Provide Other Benefits
July 21, 2009 – 8:28 am | No Comment

by Chris Emery  (Princeton News)   Biofuels derived from renewable sources can be produced in large quantities and address many problems related to fossil fuels, including greenhouse gas emissions, but only if they are made from certain …

GAO Publishes Preliminary Observations on the Links between Water and Biofuels and Energy Production
July 13, 2009 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

While the effects of producing corn-based ethanol on water supply and water quality are fairly well understood, less is known about the effects of the next generation of biofuel feedstocks. … (L)ittle is known about …