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Orlando Businesses Save Waste Fees Through Disney-Supported Biofuel

by Alyssa Danigelis (Environmental Leader)  Businesses in Orlando, Florida, are saving dumpster fees by sending their food waste to a biofuel facility serving Walt Disney World. The city’s green bin program

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Shut Down Sugar Mills in State to See Revival: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

(Punjab News Express)  The Punjab Government would go all out to convert loss making cooperative sugar mills into the complexes manufacturing besides sugar other things such as ethanol, power and liquor

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Greetings from Finland: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Thermal Biomass Gasification Technologies in Finland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass gasification processes.

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Sweden: Plant Produces Synthetic Natural Gas from Waste Wood

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/NGV Journal)  Researchers of the German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) succeeded in producing renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for honeycomb

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Day Recognizes Sector’s Contributions to Forest Health, Rural Jobs Across America

(Solutions from the Land) Today, we join stakeholders around the country in observance of National Bioenergy Day, recognizing the importance of using domestic biomass for a wide variety of applications, including

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Blue Agave Crop Grown in Far North Queensland to Be Burnt at Sugar Mill for Power Generation

by Courtney Wilson (ABC News)  Blue agave — which is the base ingredient for tequila — is currently grown on a commercial scale in Mexico, but Queensland’s MSF Sugar is aiming

October 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Colorado Bioenergy Producer Asks EPA to Process eRIN Applications

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The owner of a biomass power plant in Colorado is the latest representative of the bioenergy industry to urge the U.S. EPA to take action

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP and Biomass-to-Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies

October 19, 2018 Read Full Article

PHYCO2 Algae Production and Carbon Emissions Reduction Pilot Program with MSU Reach New Milestones

(PHYCO2) PHYCO2 LLC reached a new milestone in its three-year pilot program with Michigan State University, announcing today the operation of its new, scalable algae production technology reactor, which will reduce

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

A Bird’s Eye View of Bioenergy

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo (MABEX) was held on September 12 and 13 at the Convene at CityView in Philadelphia, Pa. The Mid-Atlantic

October 6, 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

The Road to Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioenergy Production in Croatia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 43’s goal is to contribute to sound bioenergy development driven by well-informed decisions in the forestry, agriculture and energy sectors as well as in investment

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Researchers: More Green Space, Less Biofuel

(Iran Daily)  … According to UPI, John M. DeCicco, a research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, and William H. Schlesinger, president emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

PLN Told to Convert Fossil Diesel Power Plants to CPO-Diesel Fuel

(Jakarta Post)  Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan called on state-owned electricity firm PLN on Monday to covert energy plants powered by fossil diesel fuel to plants powered by crude

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Incentives Watch: Oregon’s Bovine Manure Tax Credit Isn’t the Only “Crappy” Credit That Exists

by Lauren Colandreo (Bloomberg) … Last fall, Oregon enacted the Bovine Manure Tax Credit, which offers bovine manure producers and collectors a tax credit for each wet ton of manure collected to

September 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Electricity and the Renewable Fuel Standard – An Untapped Opportunity?

by John Mosheim (Clean Energy Business Network)  …   Currently, electricity generated from the combustion of cellulosic biogas under the RFS is an approved pathway for RIN generation.[1] In July 2014

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy E3 to Build Innovation Center, Increase Access to Sustainable Energy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It powers nearly every aspect of our daily lives, but in low- to middle-income countries, more than one billion people live without electricity. The issue is particularly

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

New Report Published by IRENA on the Importance of Hydrogen in the Energy Transition

(Fuel Cells Works)  ‘Hydrogen is the missing link in the global energy system transition by 2050, as required by the targets in the Paris Agreement’ according to the report launched on 6

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter Urges Trump to Direct EPA to Complete RFS Electric Pathway

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Aug. 17, the owners of nearly 60 anaerobic digestion (AD) projects sent a letter to President Trump asking him to tell the U.S. EPA

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Germany: Biogas Plant Will Be Modernized and Re-Commissioned

(Weltec Group/NGV Journal)  As of 1 August 2018, Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the WELTEC BIOPOWER Group, has taken over a biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony. The German specialist for

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Wärtsilä to Help Ensure Reliable Power Supply in Challenging Hawaii Conditions through Smart Technologies

(Wärtsilä)  Clean, secure, and uninterrupted power is at the core of Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station. Wärtsilä has signed a Maintenance and Operational advisory agreement for the power plant,

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Osaka City University Develops CO2 Consuming Biofuel Cell Utilizing Microalgae Spirulina

(Japan for Sustainability)  Osaka City University announced on April 25, 2018, that it succeeded in developing a new biofuel cell system with the functions of a solar cell and the ability

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC Engages Cross River Community on 14mw Biodiesel

by Harrison Edeh (Business Day)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced comprehensive community integration and stakeholders’ engagement to sensitize dwellers of Iwure, Ojor and Osomba/Akin communities of Cross River State

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Report Looks at Getting the Most from Biomethane in California

(Bioenergy Insight)  The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued a report assessing specifications for biomethane in California common carrier pipelines. According to CCST, the report shows changes that

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel Tree: Fuel for the Alternative Energy Sector

by Glenneis Kriel (Farmer’s Weekly)  Christo Smit, a former researcher at the Agricultural Research Council, is working on developing a sustainable biofuel industry from the diesel tree.  —  The South African government

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Valmet and Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto: Joint Development of an Industrial Internet-Based Fuel Chain Management Solution for Biopower Plants

(Valmet)  Valmet, together with its customer Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto Oy (TSE), is developing a comprehensive Industrial Internet-based set of production information systems and district heating network optimization solutions. This is being

July 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  High quality biomethane from biomass through gasification? A Swedish plant is now a first for injecting biomethane into the national grid. That’s the Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas),

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Vietnam Uses ‘Super-Technology’ to Treat Biowaste

(Vietnam.net Bridge)  The utilization of Carbolosic technology in Vietnam promises to bring great benefits as it turns biological waste into valuable products.  —  The Ministry of Science & Technology (MST) has signed

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

A Shift in Power: Energy Recycling Technologies and Changing Market Dynamics Provide New Options for Electricity Production, and Revive Opportunities for Old Ones.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Improving energy efficiency has long been the goal at ethanol plants and, increasingly, driving down carbon intensity is equally important. Changing market dynamics are opening

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot News from Sea to Shore

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The VERGE conference was held in Honolulu last week gathering energy and transportation leaders to talk about lessons learned in clean energy and electricity that

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Thai Policy Helping to Drive Push for More Biogas and Biomass Power Production

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Thailand, a new research report says the country’s biogas market should grow 10% while its biomass market should grow 4% between 2017 and 2022 for a total

June 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Researchers Outline Plan for Subsidy-Free Biogas

(Bioenergy Insight)  Scientists from Ghent University in Belgium have found that burning biogas is the least cost-effective way to use the product. Instead, they propose using biogas as the raw material

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Siemens Unveils Natural Gas Engines Capable of Running on Different Fuels

(Siemens Spain/NGV Journal)  Siemens  presented  its  new  high-efficiency,  low-emission  gas  engines  at  the  6th China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit in Shanghai. One of the advantages of these new engines is

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

EIA: Subsidies for Renewables Down as Tax Credits Diminish

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Weltec Biopower Showcases Biogas Solutions in Munich

(Weltec Biopower/NGV Journal)  At the IFAT, trade fair for environmental technologies in Munich, Germany, the German company WELTEC BIOPOWER will exhibit its technologies for the energetic use of organic waste and

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Announces Biomass from Managed Forests Will Be Considered Carbon Neutral

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, in a meeting with members of the forestry community, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announced the Agency issued a statement of policy making clear,

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

A Bioethanol-Fuelled Bioeconomy

by Mario Bonaccorso  (Renewable Matter) … 700 million tonnes of sugarcane treated in one year; 30.23 billion litres of bioethanol produced in 2015-2016. Used not just as biofuel but also

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Clean Electricity Generation: Partnership Makes Biofuel Accessible to Everyone — Biocoal Alternative Fuel for Power Production and Heating

(Clean Electricity Generation/PR Newswire)  At several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies will start construction of facilities, where biocoal will be produced on a commercial scale. This biocoal

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Australian Sugar Industry Warned to Look beyond Biofuel Future

by Lara Webster (ABC Rural)  The Australian sugar cane industry is being told to look beyond biofuels due to the risk of future technologies wiping out demand. Only a fortnight ago

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

The $20 Million Carbon XPRIZE: The 10 Finalists, Revealed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, XPRIZE announced the 10 teams advancing to the final round in the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.  The 10 finalists, each taking home an

April 17, 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

What’s Next in Cellulosic Biofuels and Biogas?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen says it has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Duluth Steam Plant to Burn Biofuel

by Peter Passi (Duluth News Tribune)  Duluth’s steam plant will be swapping out coal and natural gas for biofuel in the near future. Earlier this week, the Duluth City Council

April 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Develop Methanation Technology to Produce RNG

(University of Waterloo/Biomass Magazine)  Farm manure could be a viable source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Cow Power: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ag-Grid Energy has a vision to convert agricultural and organic waste into renewable energy, compost and support local area practices that lead us towards a sustainable

March 19, 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

Whither Goest Thou, Biogas? The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas Markets and Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  America generates very large quantities of biogas; in total, almost 10% of America’s gasoline consumption in terms of energy equivalent volumes. The largest sources of methane

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

UIA Enters $70 Billion Development Deal with Malaysian Firm

by Bridget Asiimwe (The Observer)  Uganda Investment Authority has entered a multi-billion deal with a Malaysian firm with an aim of transforming the country into a green economy by 2040 through

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC, Kogi to Produce 84 Million Litres of Bio-fuel

(Nigerian Natinal Petroleum Company)  Sign MoU on Fuel-Ethanol Project to Create 2 Million Jobs  —  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Kogi State Government have executed a Memorandum of

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Energy from Woody Biomass Positive for the Climate?

(International Energy Agency)  IEA Bioenergy has produced a brief on the question ‘Is energy from woody biomass positive for the climate?’ The brief provides background and a number of concise arguments

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

ABR Energy Teams with Malawi Ethanol Producers to Produce Power

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, ABR Energy is teaming with Press Corp to produce power from ethanol near its Press Cane ethanol plant in Chikwawa in line with the company’s overall

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon-Negative Fuels in the Spotlight as Ohio State, Argonne National Labs, Energy Vision Make Material Progress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The biggest news along that front represents early-stage technology, but we read here that engineers at Ohio State announced that they’ve devised a process that under certain circumstances can

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness that rose as a result. Questions have been raised as

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Power-to-Liquids: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

Sunfire’s key technology is the Solid Oxide Power Core – a stack of high-temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs). SOFCs convert chemical energy from a gaseous fuel into electricity and

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Euglena Using Algae-Based Bio-SPK in Power Generation Trial

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Japan, two weeks ago Euglena began testing its algae-based bio-SPK in a power generation facility as part of a trial run schedule to last through June.

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Case Study: 1MW to 3MW Anaerobic Digester Upgrade in Only 6 Months!

by John D. Forcier (Forcier Consulting Engineers/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … Besides increasing the electrical output from 1MW to 3MW, we increased the thermal output from 3.7MM btu/hr. to 10MM btu/hr. of

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass Biggest Contributor to EU Renewables in 2016, but Ominous Signs for the Industry’s Future

by Daryl Worthington (Bioenergy Insight)   Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has figures on Renewable Energy use in 2016. The newly published data reveal that the share of renewables

January 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

MIT Professor Says Biomass-Based Power Worse than Coal for the Environment

Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, a new report from MIT Sloan professor John Sterman supports the growing argument that burning wood pellets for power is worse for the climate than burning coal,

January 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Off-Grid Power with Ethanol, Pay with Bitcoin

(Biofuels International)  E-Fuel has launched its solution for people who want energy independence and to be green about it. The Silicon

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae-Powered Fuel Cells

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy,

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

INSIGHTS Anaerobic Digesters as a Tool for California’s Clean Transportation Efforts

by Cliff Gladstein (Gladstein, Neandross & Associates/ACT News)  As one of the most populous states in the nation and a center

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass Industry Responds to ‘Morbid Mathematics’ of FERN Study

by Daryl Worthington(Bioenergy Insight)  Two major associations for the biomass industry have responded to a study claiming the burning of biomass

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas Plant in Northern Ireland Wins Sustainability Award

(Bioenergy Insight)  A biogas plant close to the town of Ballymena in Northern Ireland has been recognised in the Sustainable Ireland

January 12, 2018 0 comment 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

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

100% Biogas Powered Brewery Developed by Carlsberg

(Bioenergy Insight)  Beer maker Carlsberg’s brewery in Falkenberg, Sweden, is now powered 100% by biogas and green electricity. The move has

December 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Tokyo’s Christmas ‘Cherry Blossoms’ Lit by Discarded Cooking Oil

(Reuters/Channel News Asia)   Tokyo’s park along Meguro river, a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms each spring, has been transformed by

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Techno-Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production from Macroalgae (Seaweed)

by Mohsen Soleymani and Kurt A. Rosentrater (Bioengineering)  A techno-economic evaluation of bioenergy production from macroalgae was carried out in this

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

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

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Sign New Contract for Local Biofuel for Electricity Generation on Oahu

(Hawaiian Electric) Hawaiian Electric Company and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have reached a new agreement for the Maui-based biofuel company to supply

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Green Incentives See Rainforests Felled in Search for Biofuel

by Chisaki Watanabe (Sidney Morning Herald)  What started as a way to cut Japan’s dependence on imported fossil fuels has led to

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Citizens Taking Charge: Germany’s Buzz over Maize

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Since 2012, Energiegenossenschaft (energy cooperative) Starkenburg e.G. (ES) has been serving the Starkenburg region

November 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New England Power Generators Association/Environmental NGO Letter on Regional Transportation Emissions

(New England Power Generators Association)  NEPGA letter – with the Acadia Center, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Union of

November 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Congress Act ‘Would’ Fix Biogas and AD Tax Credit Inequality

(Bioenergy Insight)  The American Biogas Council (ABC) has welcomed the introduction of a new bill in Congress which would extend the

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Clariant to Build Flagship Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Romania: 8-Figure Sales Potential Envisioned

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Clariant’s board has approved investment in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Expanding Brazilian Sugarcane Could Dent Global CO2 Emissions

(Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Desperate to Get ‘Off the Grid’ with $1.5m Power Bill

by Mike Richards (The Observer)  … Northern Oil Refinery managing director Tim Rose said the site, which turns tyres into diesel,

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

UK’s ‘First’ Vehicle to Collect and Run on Commercial Food Waste – Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee

(Bioenergy Insight)  Resource management company GENeco has launched a vehicle called the Bio-Bee that collects commercial food waste and runs on

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

UH Hilo Researchers Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Local Industries

(University of Hawaii)  … Shihwu Sung, professor of applied engineering at UH Hilo, is currently conducting research on converting waste into biodiesel energy.

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Synova and the Pursuit of Clean, Green and Lean

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A newer technology Synova Power has arrived with the promise of clean, green, lean stream of

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Horse Manure Is Used to Generate 100% of the Electricity for This Year’s Helsinki International Horse Show

(Fortum Corporation) The electricity used at this year’s Helsinki International Horse Show will be produced entirely with horse manure at Fortum’s

October 9, 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

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Wood Waste Projects – Not Letting Waste Go to Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, the chopping continues and

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

MSU Research to Harness Algae to Contain Power Plant Emissions

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Says Corn Stover and Crop Residues Are Billion-Dollar Opportunity for Ag States

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, new economic reports show that producing biomass fuel pellets from crop residues like

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Expert Gives Conditions Necessary for Biogas Production

(The News)  Mr Micheal Kottner, an expert in biogas, says sustainable biogas production is possible if the Federal Government can

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids: Flexible Renewable Energy Solutions

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On September 14, IEA Bioenergy presented a free international webinar entitled, “Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company Teams up with Solar for Aldoga Renewables Bid

by Chris Lees (Gladstone Observer)  Southern Oil is behind an innovative plan to take on the Aldoga renewable hub. The company,

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn and Sorghum Trials Initiated

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  A&B subsidiary to supply biofuel for power project at wastewater plant  —  Alexander & Baldwin

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Massachusetts May Overlook Climate Impacts of Biofuels

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

August 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Study to Measure Biofuels’ Impact on Climate from the Field to the Power Plant

by Scott Miller (Clemson University) Clemson University scientists have received a federal grant to evaluate the effectiveness of producing biofuels to

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Democrats Look to Fit Electric Car Credits into EPA’s Ethanol Mandate

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel mandate could get a whole lot more complicated if

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy

by James Wilt (Renewable Energy World)  A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Ingham Biofuel Production Facility Gets Funding Boost

(Office of Queensland Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines) The Palaszczuk Government is providing a $1.17 million

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Alexander & Baldwin Partners with TerViva on Energy Crop Project in Central Maui

(Alexander & Baldwin/PR Newswire)  High-yield pongamia grows sustainably, uses less water and fertilizer than other crops  —  Alexander & Baldwin,

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

“The Belt and Road Initiative” Improved Trade between China and Cambodia; North Asia Resources Holdings Limited (00061) Takes Advantage of the Opportunity

(ACN Newswire)  At 24 March 2017, the Big Data Report of Trade Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative 2017

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Landfill Gas Group Launched by REA

(Renewable Energy Association)  REA establishes landfill-gas group; Despite being a declining renewable resource, landfill gas generates enough electricity for over

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

“Rapeseed the Power Plant”, Says UFOP

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, UFOP said EU power plants should consider using more rapeseed oil as an

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Interra and the Pursuit of Soil Magic via Affordable Biochar

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … The world of feedstocks is watching biochar very carefully these days, and for good reason.

May 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

BPA: Study Demonstrates Emissions Benefits of Forest Residue Use

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

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Orchard Waste Could Be a Fruitful Source of Biofuel

(IneffableIsland.com)  Waste prunings from orchards, vineyards and olive groves could be a valuable source of biomass energy and help boost

May 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Turning Chicken Poop and Weeds into Biofuel

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!)  Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird’s popularity results in a lot

May 3, 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

Dartmouth Energy Plan Could Bring Changes to Power Plant in Center of Hanover

by Rob Wolfe (Valley News)  …   The current plant, which features a 175-foot brick smokestack, is located to the east

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Green Energy: University of Iowa, Farmers Partner to Grow Biofuel

by Liora Engel-Smith (Muscatine Journal)  … The university has been burning the grass, known as Miscanthus, in its power plant to

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

UK’s ‘Biggest’ Anaerobic Digestion Plant Blocked by Protests

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s biggest anaerobic digestion plant have been put on hold following a series of

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Signs Partnership to Commercialize Embrapa Biomass Sorghum

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced a new

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Oregon Senate Backs Woody Biomass as ‘Green Energy’

(KTVZ.com)  Bill sponsored by Sens. Tim Knopp, Ted Ferrioli  —  Oregon Senate Republicans say adding woody biomass as a recognized

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

New Life Infused into Proposed Danish Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Prospects for a cellulosic ethanol plant to be built as part of the Maabjerg Energy Center in

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

RFS: New Revenue Stream for Biomass Facilities?

by Bob Cleaves (Biomass Power Association/Biomass Magazine)  … Unbeknownst to many in the biomass power sector, there may be a role

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Addressing Biomass Energy ‘Alternative Facts’

by William Strauss (FutureMetrics/Biomass Magazine)  …  The recently released paper by the Chatham House is a study that contains many inaccurate

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Army Is Teaming up with a Davis Startup to Turn Trash into Energy

by Cathie Anderson (Sacramento Bee)  … Essentially, the company uses a blast furnace to heat metals, glass, ash and organic solids

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Changing the Language of Renewable Energy, the Electric Monopoly’s Newest Ploy

by John Farrell / Nick Stumo-Langer (Institute for Local Self-Reliance/Renewable Energy World)  … Instead, investor-owned utilities (through the Edison Electric Institute trade

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, IRENA Study Finds

(Zawaya)  …  The report also describes how the energy sector transition needs to go beyond the power sector into all

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Academics and IEA Slam ‘Misleading’ Chatham House Bioenergy Report

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  More than 125 academics have joined the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy)

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Sunflowers Could Become Maui’s New Biofuel

by Brain Perry (Maui Times)  Biofuel crops, including sunflowers, will be grown on 115 acres in Maui’s central valley as

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Penn State Forest Economist Helping to Propel African Croton Biofuel Effort

by Jeff Mulhollem  (Penn State News)  Africa and agroforestry — defined as agriculture that incorporates the cultivation and conservation of trees

February 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Work Underway on Kenyan Biogas and Drinking Water Plant

(Bioenergy Insight)  Waste recycling company Asticom K reports that construction is underway on a biogas plant in Kenya on a

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Investor to Build N5.2bn Biofuels Refinery in Kogi State

by Festus Okoromadu (Leadership)  The managing director of Biodiesel Nigeria Limited, Engr. Hussaini Solomon, has said his company has concluded arrangement

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

MECO on Track to Beat Renewable Energy Goals–State Aims to Be 100 Percent by 2045

by Chris Sugiduno (Maui News)  … MECO’s updated Power Supply Improvement Plan calls for Molokai to reach the renewable energy benchmark

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Microbial Fuel Cells: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to KeegoTech’s MudWatt and MFC technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  KeegoTech aims to catalyze the development of emerging technologies by employing the talent and creativity

February 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fall Below Transportation Sector Emissions

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: The Field Could Save $ 6 Billion

by Fernando Bertello (La Nacion (Google translation))  The Ministry of Agroindustry of the Nation works in a resolution so that

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

The Carbon Negative Power Machine. Get One While Supplies Last.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News has arrived from Denver (the company) and the UK (the project and partners) that

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Six Projects for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

NREL Releases 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book

by Katie Fletcher  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released its 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book, showing that

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Malibu Sweet Sorghum and Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum Approved for Commercial Sale in South Africa

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today that

December 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Petition for rCCU Integration in the RED Presented to European Commission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, a petition for Carbon capture and use support was presented to Marie Donnelly,

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Jatropha Oil: Ghana’s Next Potential Source of Biofuel

by Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the issue of biofuels and renewable energy making waves all over the globe,

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

New Pathways for Stover

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

CSMCRI Scouts for Alternative Uses of Jatropha Crop to Make Bio-Fuel Production Viable

by Sohini Das (Business Standard)  Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), that has a US patent

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Popeye Was Right: There’s Super Energy in that Spinach

by Theo Kumah  (Biofuels Digest)  Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology came up with what could pose as one

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Fuel Ramps up Production at Its Chisumbanje Site

by Ndakaziva Majaka (Nahanda Radio)  Green Fuel is moving to ramp up ethanol production at its Chisumbanje site through a hectarage

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region.

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Technip Signs Agreement with BTG Bioliquids to Design and Build Pyrolysis Plants for Biomass-to-Oil Production

(btg-btl)  Technip announced … that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. (BTL) to provide EPC(1)

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Kansas Cellulosic Plant to Sell

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Abengoa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Draws Wide Interest — … Mark Fisler, managing director of

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

IFC Invests BRL 150 Million in CerradinhoBio to Support the Growth of Renewable Energy Production in Brazil

(The Financial)  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide BRL 150 million  of long-term financing to CerradinhoBio,

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Weltec to Develop AD Plant for Colombian Egg Producer

(Bioenergy Insight)  German bioenergy developer Weltec Biopower will shortly start building an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant for Colombia‘s largest egg

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Angola: Biocom to Produce 47,000 Tons of Sugar By October

(AllAfrica.com) Biocom, first plant in the country to produce and market sugar, ethanol and electricity from biomass plans to reach

August 10, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Advances On-Farm Biofuel Production

by Philip Gruber (Lancaster Farming)  USDA researchers demonstrated a mobile biofuel processing unit on a Montgomery County farm last week,

August 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Funds Available for #Biomass Powered Biorefineries

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The USDA is helping biorefineries go even greener. The USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service, a division

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

[Exclusive] Bioenergy Industry Consultant Critiques Scientists’ Letter to Congress

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  A white paper by a bioenergy industry consulting firm critiques a recent letter sent to

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

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