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Report on the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium at Auburn University

by Leyla Battista-Channell*  (Advanced Biofuels USA) Auburn, Alabama: Home to the Auburn tigers, the “loveliest village on the plains,” and this year’s host to the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium. Previously held

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

How the Global Heatwave Is Harming Agriculture Today and Creating Problems for the Bio-Economy Tomorrow.

by Tom Joslin (Bio-Based World News)  … Few of you will have escaped the heatwave that seems to have enveloped most of the northern hemisphere. Soaring temperatures exceeding 46°C have been recorded

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Arid West Moves East, with Big Implications for Agriculture

by Joe Wertz (NPR/StateImpact Oklahoma)  The American West appears to be moving east. New research shows the line on the map that divides the North American continent into arid Western regions

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advances in Renewable Butanol: What’s Speeding up, Where Are the Slow-Downs?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Portugal comes the news that SilicoLife was awarded with a SME instrument phase 1 grant for the commercial evaluation of its BUTANOVA technology, a new

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Court to Hear RFS Refinery Waivers Case

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Appeals Court to Hear Whether EPA Followed Law Prior to Granting Exemptions  —  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear a Renewable

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

More Stringent Biofuel Standard Suspended: State Officials Issue Waiver until June 30 Because of Shortages of B20 Product.

by Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  Minnesota regulators have temporarily suspended a new and more stringent standard for biodiesel use due to shortages of the product. On May 1, the amount of

May 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

You’ve Come a Long Ways, Baby: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys’ Renewable Drop-In Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. And most recently has

May 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Waiver Wire: Why Is the Biofuels Industry up in Arms about Oil Refinery Waivers?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But they’re part of the Washington dialogue this month, waivers and easy outs, since reports surfaced in media that the US Environmental Protection Agency granted a

May 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Exclusive: U.S. EPA Grants Biofuels Waiver to Billionaire Icahn’s Oil Refinery – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted a financial hardship waiver to an oil refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, a former adviser to

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Treating OK Wastewater

(Algae Industry Magazine) Sunup’s ultimate goal is to clean up wastewater in Oklahoma to a level that it can be recycled or reused for crop irrigation. See how they do it.

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Cellulosic Diesel Facility Achieves D7 Q-RIN Status

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  D7 renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated at a biorefinery in Oklahoma City producing cellulosic diesel fuel have been verified by Weaver and granted Q-RIN status. Weaver

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Gevo Grants Musket Corporation Exclusive Right to Supply Isobutanol Gasoline Blends in Greater Houston Region

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Musket to Focus on Growing Customer and Retail Network  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has strengthened its existing relationship with Musket Corporation, a national fuel distributor under

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Study Says CRP Mixes Don’t Live up to Biofuel Potential

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Mixed prairie grasses that are used in Conservation Reserve Program lands did not live up to their potential as biomass crops for cellulosic biofuel production,

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Better, Faster, Cheaper Bio-Oil: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fractionation and Catalytic Upgrading of Bio-Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world of bio-oil production, current technologies have low carbon retention in fuel range and high hydrogen consumption. The DOE is supporting a project led

February 14, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

C-Stores Meeting New Fuel Demands

by David Bennett   (Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether it’s teaming with Tesla to install charging stations or integrating alternative fuel solutions, retailers are part of a changing transportation marketplace.  —  … Some analysts

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Velocys: Envia Seeks EPA Approval to Generate D7 RINs

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Velocys plc has announced that Envia Energy, the joint venture plant that utilizes its technology, has applied for a fuel pathway approval under the Renewable Fuel

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Moran Gets Pratt Energy Ethanol Plant Tour

by Gale Rose (Pratt Tribune)  Sen. Jerry Moran got a personal tour of the Pratt Energy Ethanol Plant Dec. 29. He visited with several plant workers that explained each step of

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Affordable, Low-Capex GTL Is Here: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years and

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 17 for 2017

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  2017 was a roller coaster year. There was a paradigm shift in biofuels, technology advancements, innovations abounded, politics chaotic. Some companies shut down and disappeared

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Aria Energy Partners with BP to Expand RNG Business

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  Novi, Mich.-based Aria Energy has announced it purchased a 50% interest in Mavrix LLC from BP and will work with the global oil and gas company to market

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Ethanol Important to Consumers

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Tulsa World)  The staggering number of misstatements about ethanol contained in Tulsa World Editorial Pages Editor Wayne Greene’s column would fill a barrel (“Refiners over

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Struggling Philadelphia Refiner Sells Biofuel Credits, Raises Cash: Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw, Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) has raised tens of millions of dollars in cash by selling U.S. biofuels credits in recent weeks, according to sources

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Okla. Supreme Court Rules Electric Vehicle Fee Unconstitutional

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down H.B.1449, a bill that sought to implement an annual fee on electric vehicles (EVs), ruling the tax unconstitutional because the

October 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Grassley Says Midwestern Senators Who Are Upset over EPA’s New Renewable-Fuel Proposals Could Hold up Agency’s Nominees

by Joseph Morton (Omaha World-Herald) The head of the Environmental Protection Agency sought Tuesday to calm Midwestern senators who could block his nominees if the agency sets renewable fuel mandates too

October 18, 2017 0 comment 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

Make-Ready: Decision Time at the Bioeconomy’s Gettysburg

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts are the headliners in a battle in and about Washington DC this week. You can call

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Biofuels Show Environmental Sustainability Benefits

(Univeristy of Pittsburg/R&D Magazine)  Numerous studies have raised critical concerns about the promise of corn ethanol’s ability to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Some of the

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Pruitt Allies Lobby on EPA’s Ethanol Mandate

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) … Glenn Coffee and Crystal Coon, through their firm, Coffee Group, filed paperwork this week with Congress to represent Oklahoma-based gasoline station and convenience store owner QuikTrip

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Thousands of Emails Detail EPA Head’s Close Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry

by Brady Dennis and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator regularly huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric

February 23, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Waste to Fuels Viability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Economics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

ENVIA Energy’s GTL Plant Is Underway, Produces First Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Oklahoma, the team behind the ENVIA Energy gas-to-liquids plant confirmed that the first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at the company’s first commercial-scale plant

February 8, 2017 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

5.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Cushing, Rumbles Central Oklahoma

by Matt Dinger, & Adam Wilmoth (The Oklahoman)  Oklahoma bridges inspected following Cushing earthquake; Regulators working on new directive following Cushing earthquake; Buildings to be closed Monday in Cushing due to

November 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Latest Earthquake Stories: Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma

(News9/Associated Press)  A magnitude 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook north-central Oklahoma late Tuesday.  This one occurred at 11:27 p.m.   The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was near Pawnee, about 70

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Think Small, Tough Times: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Microchannel F/T Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Velocys Presses Ahead with Envia GTL Plant as It Announced HY Results

(Biofuels International)  Velocys, a UK-based gas-to-liquids (GTL) has announced that it is pushing ahead with the operational start-up of its Envia GTL plant in Oklahoma City, US.  The company recently

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Quake Prompts Shutdown of Gas-Linked Wells

by Doug Stranglin (USA Today)  One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma rattled the Midwest on Saturday all the way from Nebraska to North Texas.  —  Oklahoma regulators on Saturday

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

No Need to Panic Says Watertown Auto Expert

(KXLG)  There’s no need to panic, says an auto expert, following reports of a recent equipment malfunction at six Magellan pipeline distribution bays in Oklahoma that caused a 30 percent versus

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Boom in Oil Production Causes Bust in Prairie Sod

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  … Mr. (Mark) Perry suggests (without any scientific support or a single citation) that ethanol expansion has somehow led to “destruction” of prairie in the

August 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Glass House

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/U.S. News and World Report)  … Indeed, it’s fairly obvious that (Mark) Perry’s yarn is simply intended to shift attention away from the real culprit behind destruction

August 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Creating Value from Landfill Gas

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The US EPA estimates that 250 million tons of municipal solid wastes are sent to landfills each year. These materials have a wide range

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

OSU Researching Bacteria to Begin Biofuel Production Process

(Oklahoma State University/Biomass Magazine)  The popular method of breaking down lignin to convert biomass into valuable biofuels and chemicals is done by using fungi. However, researchers at Oklahoma State University

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Eat up Oilfield Byproducts

by Adam Wilmoth (The Oklahoman/Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)  An oil-field waste product that poses environmental challenges and is linked to earthquakes could become a valuable economic resource if the efforts of Oklahoma

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil and Gas Companies Stiff 29,000 Workers Out of $40 Million

by  Alan Neuhauser (US News and World Report)  America’s fracking boom promised big paychecks, but thousands of workers were exploited, the Labor Department says. —  … Despite booming industry profits and

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Seismic Report Links Earthquakes to Fracking

by Adam Klasfeld (Courthouse News Service)  Officially linking a controversial natural gas-drilling method to earthquakes for the first time, the U.S. Geological Survey released a groundbreaking report documenting links between

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Investigation Broadens into whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week, ostensibly to announce their support for President Obama’s efforts to

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

The Shale Reckoning Comes to Oklahoma

by Asjylyn Loder (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  … The excitement made it easy to ignore one big problem: It was one of the most expensive booms in history. Devon, Chesapeake, SandRidge Energy, and

March 11, 2016 Read Full Article

A New Recipe for Biofuel: Genetic Diversity Can Lead to More Productive Growth

(Phys.Org) … Today, scientists are exploring how grasses, and switchgrass in particular, can enrich the nation’s biofuel supply, which is currently dominated by corn, a crop relatively easy to convert to

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Earthquakes Raise Calls for Restrictions on Energy Firms

by Heide Brandes  (Reuters)  Earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past week, including one of the strongest ever recorded in the state, have led to calls for the governor to make changes

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Switchgrass Key to Future Plant Hardiness?

(Agri-View/Renewable Energy World)  The relationship between a prairie grass such as switchgrass and naturally occurring microbes may help shed light on growing hardier plants for livestock and humans. Understanding how

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders.

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

New Dual-Purpose Bioenergy, Forage Crop Set for Release

by Kay Ledbette (Texas A&M AgriLife)   …  Russ Jessup, an AgriLife Research perennial grass breeder in College Station, said he is introducing a new biofuel-biomass feedstock that is a

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Biosensor Technology Will Visualize Movement of Phosphate from Soil Fungi to Plant Roots

(Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research/EurekAlert!)  DOE-funded project will track movement of phosphate in real time  —  Professor Maria Harrison has received part of a $1.2 million grant from the

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Pacific Ag’s National Wheat Straw Harvest Brings Quality, Sustainable and Cost Effective Bio-Material for New Markets

(Pacific Ag)  For industries like mushroom composting to erosion technology as well as dairy and cattle feed, Pacific Ag is creating a supply chain for agricultural residue  —  — Pacific

November 16, 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 accelerate the build-out of higher blend retail infrastructure, has had

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Marginal Soil Can Make for Good Biofuel Crops

(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)  Switchgrass, a perennial native to the tallgrass prairie, is one of the most promising bioenergy crops in the United States, with potential to provide high-yield biomass

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Woody Biomass Converted to Gasoline by Five-Company Team

by Elliot Levine (US Department of Energy)  A five-company team led by Haldor Topsoe, and funded in part by the

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

A Secret Password for Advanced Biofuels at Scale? Forget “Open Sesame”, Try “Velocys Inside”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Four new technologies approach scaled operations, all with one element in common – Velocys technology

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Incentives to Establish Biomass Crops

(US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that enrollment begins

August 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

In Defense of Renewable Fuel Standard

by Barry Blitstein  (Oklahoman)  … Calling the Renewable Fuel Standard a farce is an unfair assessment. It’s true that fracking has

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Oil companies Can Be Sued by Earthquake Victim, Oklahoma Court Rules

(Thompson Reuters)  An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies

July 1, 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

New Studies Link Earthquakes With Oil, Gas Drilling

by Miguel Bustillo adn Dan Molinski  (The Wall Street Journal)  Scientists say practice of wastewater injection has caused seismic activity

April 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Worries Over Swarm of Earthquakes and Connection to Oil Industry

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  … What to do about the plague of earthquakes is, however, very much an open question

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Early Slowdown Signs Emerge for U.S. Oil States after Crude Slide

by Tim Reid (Reuters)  … In Houston, Texas, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with realtors there predicting

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Tulsa Man Leverages Biodiesel to Change Food Truck Industry Image

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Tulsa, Okla.-based food truck entrepreneur Wil Braggs, known as The Cheese Guy, is working to

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Will Ethanol Ride the GOP Wave?

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  … Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, another ethanol group, agrees that “biofuels policy is bipartisan

November 6, 2014 Read Full Article

GTL Joint Venture

(Velocys plc)  Velocys plc (VLS.L), the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that it has

August 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Injection Wells Blamed in Oklahoma Earthquakes

by Eric Hand (Science Magazine)  So far in 2014, Oklahoma has seen more earthquakes than California—and seismologists are increasingly blaming

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs

(US Department of Agriculture)  Farm Bill Implementation Continues at Brisk Pace with Universities and State Cooperative Extension Programs Now Set

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Researcher Wins Grant for Hybrid Conversion Biofuel Process

(Oklahoma State University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Hasan Atiyeh, assistant professor in biosystems and agricultural engineering, recently received a South Central Sun

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Waste Management, Velocys, NRG, Ventech Form Renewables, Natgas-to-Fuels JV

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  First plant go/no-go expected in 2014; target: Oklahoma.  Future expansion in North America, UK, China.

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Oklahoma State University Receives Grant to Investigate Redcedar, Biofuels and Water

(Oklahoma State University) Oklahoma landowners have been hearing for years that removing the eastern redcedar trees from their property is essential

February 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Agrees to Acquire Syntroleum Corp.

(Renewable Energy Group/Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. and Syntroleum Corp. announced Dec. 17 that they have entered into an asset

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Senators Could Dethrone King Corn in Ethanol Standards

by Clare Foran (National Journal)  Senators are working on separate bills to aggressively reduce the amount of corn-based ethanol required under

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Koehlmoos Reaps Awards from Cellulosic Ethanol Research

by Jean Caspers-Simmet (AgriNews.com)  Eric Koehlmoos’ research on cellulosic ethanol led to national champion honors at the National FFA Science

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Study: US Spewing 50% More Methane than EPA Says

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press/US News and World Report)  The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Legislation to Eliminate Corn Ethanol A “Killer”

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Senator Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Coburn (R-OK) are introducing legislation to eliminate conventional biofuels from the

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Who Will Buy Syntroleum?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A month ago this week, Syntroleum (owner of a half interest in Dynamic Fuels, the

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Illustrated–ABO’s New Industry Project Book

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The algae industry is moving faster than many people suspect. To help demonstrate how far along so

August 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Investment to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels

(US Department of Energy)  Following last week’s rollout of President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Energy Department today

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

FAPC Algae Project Ranks No. 1 for OCAST Funding

(Algae Industry Magazine)   An algae research proposal from Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Mighty Algae Could Lead to Biofuels Breakthrough

by Adam Wilmoth  (News OK)  OSU researcher Gerald Schoenknecht and his team recently completed genome sequencing for an algae that

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Oklahoma State University Using Sweet Sorghum to Develop Biofuels

by Sean Hubbard  (EdmondSun.com)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture, United Sorghum Checkoff Program, Oklahoma Bioenergy Center and the South Central

January 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Teaching Biofuels in School

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Shane Robinson, associate professor in the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership wants to

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Kum & Go Opens Two New Tulsa Locations

by Kyle Arnold   (Tulsa World)  Each of the new stores has 20 fueling stations that offer diesel and unleaded

November 8, 2012 Read Full Article

After the Election: Biofuels and the Next Four Years

by Brent Erickson (BIO/Biofuels Digest)  For the advanced biofuels industry, the 2012 election turned on Senate races. …The Senate Environment

November 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Using Manure To Mend Mine-Damaged Soils

(USDA Agricultural Research Service)  From 1850 to 1950, the Tri-State Mining District of southwestern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma

November 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Functional Characterization of the Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) R2R3-MYB Transcription Factor PvMYB4 for Improvement of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Hui Shen, Xianzhi He, Charleson R. Poovaiah, Wegi A. Wuddineh, Junying Ma, David G. J. Mann, Huanzhong Wang,  Lisa Jackson, Yuhong Tang, C. Neal Stewart Jr, Fang Chen, Richard A.

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Genetic Manipulation of Lignin Reduces Recalcitrance and Improves Ethanol Production from Switchgrass

by Chunxiang Fu,  Jonathan R. Mielenz, Xirong Xiao, Yaxin Ge, Choo Y. Hamilton,  Miguel Rodriguez, Jr.,  Fang Chen, Marcus Foston,  Arthur Ragauskas, Joseph Bouton, Richard A. Dixon,

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Salicylic Acid Mediates the Reduced Growth of Lignin Down-Regulated Plants

Lina Gallego-Giraldo, Luis Escamilla-Trevino,  Lisa A. Jackson, and Richard A. Dixon (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)   Down-regulation of the enzyme hydroxycinnamoyl

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Mutation of WRKY Transcription Factors Initiates Pith Secondary Wall Formation and Increases Stem Biomass in Dicotyledonous Plants

Huanzhong Wang,  Utku Avci,  Jin Nakashima,  Michael G. Hahn, Fang Chen, and Richard A. Dixon (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Key Senate Biofuels Critic under Fire over Nat-Gas Fuel Earmarks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arch-critic of the cost of military biofuels — Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe — comes under

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

ERDA Hopes to Turn Red Cedar Liability into National Asset

by James Neal (Enid News and Eagle)  Enid Regional Development Alliance is hoping to turn one of Oklahoma’s liabilities into

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Dial 9011 for Crop Assistance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Section 9011 of the Farm Bill – the Biomass Crop Assistance Program – USDA deploys

June 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Yecch, Ptooey! The 13 Oddest and Strangest Biofuels Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Most of the stories we write at the Digest on the subject of biofuels feedstocks

June 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain

(OPISNet.com)  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Gasoline’s Comeback in the Bio-Based Era: 5 Cleantech Companies Vie for Green Gasoline Breakthroughs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But in the past two years, five technologies have emerged that are focused on renewable

March 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Production of Castor Beans as a Biofuel Source Would Be Outlawed under Oklahoma Measure

by Michael McNutt  (NewsOK)  Oklahoma House panel passes measure that would prohibit growing the ornamental plant commercially as a biofuel

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa State University Scientists Part of US-Japan Team Set to Research Gene Chemistry to Enhance Biofuel, Biochemical Technology

(PressZoom/Iowa State University)   An Iowa State University research team is collaborating with scientists at the Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation

December 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Two Oklahoma Lawmakers File Bills to Bar Castor Beans

by Randy Krehbiel (Durant Daily Democrat)  …Ricin, which can be extracted from crushed castor beans, is so potent a toxin

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Sundrop Announces $450M Biofuels Project in Louisiana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Sundrop Fuels announced that they have agreed to purchase about 1,200 acres of land

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Amtrak: Biodiesel Trial Results Encouraging

(Railway Age)  Amtrak says that it found the use of a renewable biodiesel fuel blend to power its daily Heartland

November 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Ford F-250 Super Duty Breaks Two Land Speed Records

by Greg Emmerson (EuroTuner)  Using the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel engine, the truck hit a top speed of

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Steaming Ahead to a Better Fuel: Railroad Companies Investigate Benefits of Using Biodiesel-Blended Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The railroad is already considered one of the most environmentally sustainable and efficient ways to

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack: USDA Will Continue to Push for Blender Pump Expansion

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Aug. 17 announcement of 900 Rural Energy for America Program grants included

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

BCAP Helps Abengoa Solve Chicken-and-Egg Feedstock Issue

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With help from the USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Abengoa is on its way

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA, DOE Award 10 R&D Grants for Advanced Bioenergy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA and DOE have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Oklahoma State Opening $15M Biosciences Center

by Jeff Latzke (Forbes)  Oklahoma State University is nearing completion of a new $15 million biosciences research center in Ardmore

August 1, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Awards $45 Million to Four New BCAP Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Senators Introduce Bill to End Ethanol Subsidies, Import Tariff

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg)  …Senators Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said the 45-cent credit, which is

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Q&A with Matt Roberts, Owner of RS Fuels Store Owner Looks to Make Alternative Fuels a Part of Company’s Offerings

by Jay Marks (NewsOK.com)   Q:  RS Fuel recently opened a convenience store at 3330 W Memorial Road offering compressed

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

OriginOil Signs First Major Distribution Deal with Process Partner

(OriginOil)  Global distribution plan extends to product integration, manufacturing and mutual marketing OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology to

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Harvesting, Storage and Transfer Technology Update

by Maynard Herron and Bob Matousek   (Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy)     AGCO (Hesston, KS) received an

April 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Syntroleum Reports $9.6M Loss for 2010, Bullish for 2011

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Syntroleum reported a $9.6 million loss for fiscal 2010 in its 10K SEC form, with

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Oklahoma State Professor Turns Soda Waste into Ethanol

by Kristi Eaton  (Bloomberg Business Week)   An Oklahoma State University professor says she’s found a way to turn byproducts from

March 15, 2011 Read Full Article

‘Sweet’ Biofuels Research Goes Down On The Farm

(Science Daily)  Oklahoma State University’s sorghum-related biofuels research is taking a localized approach, with the aim of making possible the

September 30, 2007 Read Full Article

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