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€1,000 from 1,000 Growers to Restart Beet Industry

by Siobhan Walsh (AgriLand)  Beet Ireland is looking for 1,000 growers to invest €1,000 in the revival of the beet industry in this country. Over 50 people attended the first grower engagement

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Concept to Construction and Exports are Crucial

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the U.S. ethanol industry, three plants are under construction, while a fourth makes its way through the permitting process. — In an industry with

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioethanol: Use of Cereal Raw Materials Has Shifted

(Deutsches Maiskomitee eV (Google translation))  The proportionate use of cereal raw materials in the production of bioethanol has clearly shifted in Germany in recent years. As reported by the Deutsches Maiskomitee eV

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Circular Biobased Economy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biobased Delta

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a biobased economy renewable raw materials take over the role of fossil raw materials, such as oil. This is extremely important in order to reduce

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Rotten Potatoes: That’s the Government’s Answer to Your Rising Fuel Bill

by Garima Singh (Economic Times)  … While the government is hoping the rally in global rates declines soon, it is also looking at alternatives to lessen future pinches. This explains its current

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

NUI Galway Scientists Identify Genetic Plant Breeding Strategies to Develop Better Sugar Beet Varieties

(NUI Galway)  Plant biotechnologists from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have identified genetic breeding strategies to develop bigger and better sugar beet. Sustainable intensification of agriculture to meet rapidly

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Red River Biorefinery Will Break Ground Wednesday in Grand Forks

by April Baumgarten  (Grand Forks  Herald) A Grand Forks biorefinery that will turn sugar beet waste into ethanol will break ground this week. City, state and economic leaders are expected to

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Boost Farm Income, Energy Security, Help Create Jobs: PM Modi

by Utpal Bhaskar  (Live Mint)  Centre plans to invest Rs 10,000 crore and build 12 biofuel refineries  —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said biofuels will help boost farm income, aid India’s

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Building Commercialization Partnerships: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Hood $100,000 for Biofuels Project

(Hood College)  The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Hood College Professor of Biology Craig Laufer $100,000 over an 18-month period to fund research and development of cost-effective biofuels. Successful

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Cabinet Approves National Biofuel Policy

(Times of India)  The Cabinet today approved the National Policy on Biofuels which allows doping of ethanol produced from damaged foodgrains, rotten potatoes, corn and sugar beet with petrol to cut

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

NGOs Tell Commission to Listen to Science and Differentiate Biofuels

by Claire Stam (EurActiv)  A coalition of Czech and Slovak NGOs has called on the European Commission to draw a line in the Renewable Energy Directive revision (RED II) between more sustainable ethanol and

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Your Regular Audi Could Run on Straw Soon

by Francois De Beaupuy and Ania Nussbaum  (Bloomberg)  Global Bioenergies looks to extract fuels from non-food crops; Unlike ethanol, fuel works in any engine in high concentration  —  A German luxury carmaker and a

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Equipment Needs to Study Mixing of Fibrous Materials

by Gregory T. Benz (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  There are many sources of organic fibers that can be used as feedstock for biofuels and renewable chemicals. The author has tested many

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Asks Grand Forks County to Help It Sell $80 Million in Bonds

by April Baumgarten  (Grand Forks Herald)  … The Grand Forks County Commission approved during a Tuesday meeting a resolution that sets the stage for a public hearing for the Red

February 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Estimation of a 69 % Reduction in Greenhouse Gases Emissions for Fully Renewable ETBE Compared to Fossil Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) has entrusted EVEA, a company specialized in calculation of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), with a study focused on the products to be manufactured in

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Old and New at the Keystone Farm Show

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has three overlapping reasons to attend and exhibit at the Keystone Farm Show: Educate attendees; Educate ourselves; Connect with people interested

January 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Santa’s Comin’ to Town with Red Tractor and Sustainability Schemes

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  All some farmers want for Christmas this year is a sustainability certification that is EU approved. Farmers and biofuel producers in the EU, or exporting

December 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Market for Red Tractor Assured Crops Secured for Five Years

by Marianne Curtis (Farmers Guardian)  The biofuels market for Red Tractor assured crops has been secured with the news that the European Commission will continue to recognise the scheme under the Renewable

December 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Fuels and Much More: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We Really Do Mean “Drop-in”.  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

From Seed … to Sky: Delmarva Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project Summary Published

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has added a summary of the findings of its USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sugar Beet Pulp Project Enters Second Stage after Successful Pilot Tests

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, the PULP2VALUE project is entering its second stage after successful pilot tests and creating new value chains from sugar beet pulp. The project aims to

October 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Conducts Feedstock Testing For Central Coast Wine Services

(Business Insider/PR Newswire/Greenbelt Resources)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) has agreed to perform feedstock testing with Central Coast Wine Services (CCWS) to test various streams of wastes generated in the winemaking

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Coordinated Introduction of E10 Petrol Can Help Meet Transport Carbon Targets and Support the UK Economy

(Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) In support of the UK government’s decision to increase the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, the LowCVP today published its report ‘Successfully Deploying E10 Petrol’.  The expert group

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

A Sticky Matter: Sugar Molasses Dent EU’s Ambitions on Advanced Biofuels

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  Sugar molasses, which the European Commission sees as “advanced” biofuel, present many of the same problems as conventional biofuels – including a potential increase in food prices and

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy solicitation is best market for economic viability of project followed

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA: Thumbs-up to ‘Energy Beet’ Idea

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The Environmental Protection Agency predicted it might take six months to do an initial evaluation of “energy beets” for their environmental footprint as a feedstock for

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Hot Spots: Top 5 Places to Watch in Florida

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Florida is a hot state, in more ways than one, and we cover the Top 5 hottest Florida spots that hopefully remain intact or recover

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview — Growing Food or Fuel on Our Land?

(European Environment Agency)  Only a decade ago, biofuel production from plants was hailed as an ecological alternative to fossil fuels. Recently, it has come to be seen as competing with

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Local Scientists Looking at Transforming Sugar Beets into Jet Fuel

by Jon Shainman (WPTV)  Scientists on the Treasure Coast literally taking things from the ground to see if they can power things in the skies. “I was physically pulling beets out

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

The Sweet Smell of Success…and Beets!

(Treasure Coast Research Park)  … On Wednesday, June 14th, a team of research and industry leaders established through the leadership of St. Lucie County’s Treasure Coast Research Park, gathered at Tropicana’s

August 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Notice of Opportunity To Comment on an Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production and Transport of Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris (Sugar Beets) for Use in Biofuel Production

(Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)  In this notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production of Beta vulgaris

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

N-butanol and Beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn)

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy: What Is the Impact on Rural Development?

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)   EU farmers are “very concerned” about the impact of the European Commission’s change of heart on biofuels, claiming the EU’s restrictive policy is putting thousands of

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioethanol Market Expected to Reach $9,544 Million by 2022

(Allied Market Research)  According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Bioethanol Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022,” the global market was valued at $5,652

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Looking at On-Farm Ethanol Plants

by Nat Williams (Illinois Farmer Today)  A handful of farmers are not just raising the crops that can be used as biofuels. They’re also working on producing the fuel itself.

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Finalizes Acquisition of Syngip Access to Third-Generation Resources

(Global Bioenergies)  Process expected to be profitable starting at $45 per barrel – Further improved environmental benefit; Dilution of 1.1% for existing shareholders, possibly reaching 3.1%  —  Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris:

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Europeans Want EU Policy to Promote First-Generation Biofuels, New Survey Finds

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Europeans overwhelmingly support the use of conventional biofuels made from crops and believe EU policy should encourage it, according to an EU-wide opinion survey released

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Notice of Analysis of the GHG Emissions Attributable to the Production and Transport of Sugar Beets for Use in Biofuel Production

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On January 18, 2017, EPA issued a notice of opportunity to comment on the Agency’s analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport

January 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore energy beet project proved to attract many visitors

January 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies to Acquire Gas Fermentation Start-Up Syngip

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Syngip talked here about the possibility of producing liquid hydrocarbons from waste feedstocks at costs as low as €100 per ton. … What’s this deal all

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Business America Highlights Advanced Biofuels USA in Planet Green Section

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Global Business America, part of Global Business Publishing, highlighted Advanced Biofuels USA’s study of the feasibility of an energy beet project for the Eastern

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Commission’s Proposal to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Ignores Science and Jeopardises Biofuel Investments

(ePURE)  The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) regrets the European Commission’s intentions to phase out, or significantly reduce, the use of conventional biofuels in Europe, contained in the proposed Renewable

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

EU Considering Halving Crop-Based Biofuels by 2030: Draft

by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Sybille de La Hamaide and Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters)  The European Commission is considering halving the maximum amount of crop-based biofuels used in transport after 2020 over

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has publicly announced that it is considering a gradual phase out

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Ontario Innovative Sugarbeet Processors Cooperative Forms for Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario,  the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre at Lambton College and Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park – collaboration with the OSGA and its partners – completed

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Completes Construction of German Demo-Scale Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which commenced in mid-2015. It is located in the facility owned

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Small Farm Conference–A Seriously Knowledge-Intensive Activity on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “I want to make this land productive again,” was a common refrain at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 13th Annual Small Farm Conference

November 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Commission’s Biofuel Plans Will Cost Europe’s Cereal and Beet Farmers at least €2 Billion per Year

(ePURE)  On the occasion of the World Ethanol & Biofuels conference taking place in Brussels, the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS), the European Confederation of Maize Production (CEPM), the

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

November 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Can Beets Provide Wealth for the Shore and Fuel the World?

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow)  …   The beet plants bred by his (Frank Turano’s) company, meanwhile, appear to be largely free of disease. And they’re producing tubers up to twice the size

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Ag Field Days Are Always about Learning–We Were So Sure, Then We Found We Were Wrong!

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The purpose of Ag Field Days, education, goes both ways.  Those doing demonstrations and exhibits often learn just as much from those attending the

October 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Joins Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog in the “Bio-Based Gasoline Project” in Sweden

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (Alternext paris: ALGBE), Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog announce having joined forces to develop a high-performance fuel entirely based on forest resources. The consortium has signed a collaboration

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Russia Ethanol Production Set to Grow

by Eugene Gerden (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Impending tax abolishment to provide the impetus for the development of Russian ethanol industry.  —  Plans to lift a hefty excise tax on fuel ethanol

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Turning Beets to BioFuel on Delmarva

by Todd Karli  (WBOC)  …  A group of students and scientists are exploring the idea that sugar beets, what they’re calling energy beets, can be converted into jet fuel, with the

September 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA, a Maryland based  501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization, for

September 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota — September 8, 2016 — Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany

  Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota   —   September 8, 2016   —   Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany

The European Union is the world’s biggest producer of beet sugar and the principal importer of raw cane sugar for

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Crossing the Chasm to Scale: S2G Goes Commercial with Bioglycols

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They call it the Valley of Death, but it’s a complete misnomer. It’s the “nearly

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Start-up to Scale-up: An Interview with Global Bioenergies CEO Marc Delcourt

(ACS Green Chemistry Institute)  Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies in the world and the only one in

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

AkzoNobel Teams up with Royal Cosun to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Processing

(Biofuels International)  Dutch chemicals giant AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a new partnership to develop novel products

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers to Have Role in Changing Ethanol Industry

by Jessica Rose Spangler (Lancaster Farming)  Ethanol isn’t a new concept. Using corn to make it isn’t either. And Pennsylvania even

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Planned Project to Produce Ethanol, Chemicals from Beets on Hold

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Prairie Business Magazine)  Industrial grade sugar beets, which can be used to produce ethanol and

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

California Wants Back $1.7M From Biofuel Project

by Elizabeth Warmerdam (Courthouse News Service)  California sued a bioenergy company, claiming it improperly spent as much as $1.7 million

April 13, 2016 Read Full Article

German Sugarbeet Consumption for Ethanol Jumps 9% in 2015

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, sugarbeet led the way in 2015 with 9% more used for ethanol production

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers ‘Explode’ Sugar Beet Cells for Faster Fermentation

(Wageningen University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a very promising technology in which cells are

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The Latest in Gevolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Meanwhile, Praj and Gevo announced a monster hook-up here for converting ethanol distilleries to isobutanol.

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels for Transport in Germany

(Task 39 Newsletter) …  This article briefly introduces the regulative framework in the EU and in Germany before addressing current

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Florida Treasure Coast Farm-to-Fly Aviation Biofuel Project Starts Feasibility Study

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On January 7th, the Florida Treasure Coast Education, Research and Development Authority (TCERDA)

January 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Any Alcohol into Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Byogy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols,

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission Cancels Deal with Mendota Bioenergy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In California, amongst a notice awarding $5 million in grants for solar, hydrogen and other

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

First Commercial! Construction Underway in Minnesota for Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In Minnesota, construction is now underway at the Green Biologics bio-based n-butanol and acetone

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian Opportunity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Hamrick Engineering Granted Patent for Extracting Sugars and Nanocellulose from Biomass

(Hamrick Engineering/Your Oil and Gas News)  Hamrick Engineering is pleased to announce the granting of a broad patent for extracting

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Provides A Boost To UK Renewable Fuel Industry

(Rural Energy News)  The conclusions of five years of field research, released today, show that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

UK Study Shows Greater GHG Benefits from Biofuels

(Renewable Energy Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The conclusions of five years of field research in the UK show that the greenhouse

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Break out the Bubbly: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Champagne-Ardennes in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Addressing the Western Europe market, creating a European unit with optimal operating range, or seeking

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

H1 Bioethanol Output in Germany Inches up but Demand Falls 3.7%

(See News Renewables)  … According to the newly-released figures, food crops again accounted for the largest share of Germany’s bioethanol output

September 11, 2015 Read Full Article

The Isobutene Process Successfully Uses Xylose, the “Wood Sugar”

(Global Bioenergies)  The isobutene process was first developed by Global Bioenergies using glucose derived from cereals such as wheat or

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA GAIN Report Highlights EU Ethanol, Biodiesel Markets

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Plant Sensory Systems Forms Subsidiary Company, Just Beets LLC

(Plant Sensory Systems)  Just Beets LLC to Sell Plant Sensory Systems’ Proprietary Beet Seeds  —  Plant Sensory Systems, LLC (PSS)

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success

by Joanna Schroeder (Biofuels Journal)  Greenbelt Resources Corp. has developed a feedstock testing program so potential cellulosic ethanol producers can

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Pulp2Value: European Project Realises New Value Chains for Sugar Beet

(Wageningen UR) Wageningen URFood & Biobased Research is launching a large-scale European project in collaboration with Cosun (coordinating partner) and ten

July 16, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Approves Funding for Circular Bioeconomy Projects

(Bio-based Industries Consortium/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Green Lights €120M in Advanced Bioeconomy Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Beets Slow to Catch on in North Dakota

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

California Demo Produces First Low-Carbon, Whole-Beet Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Results from Mendota Bioenergy LLC’s Phase I demonstration plant in Fresno County, California,

March 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuel Beets Meetings Scheduled in 3 North Dakota Cities

(The Washington Times/AP)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding

March 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Farmers Look to Legislature for Expansion Paths

by Don Davis (Daily Globe)  Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Beet Ethanol Demonstration Project to Begin Next Month

by Ben Keller (The Business Journal)  A new source of transportation fuel may soon flow from the Central Valley if

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

White Lists: A Proactive Approach to Risk Reduction for the Bioenergy Industry

by Dr. Doria Gordon (The Nature Conservancy/Biofuels Digest)   Cultivation of bioenergy crops is predicted to increase to between 27 and

August 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Answers for Your Questions about the Bioeconomy, Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals and Bioproducts

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Brazil's GOL to Start International Flights using Newly-Certified Amyris/Total Renewable Jet Fuel

(GreenAir Online)  Less than a month after approval for commercial use by fuel certification body ASTM International, Brazilian carrier GOL has

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Ireland Forced to Import 84% of Biofuel Needed

by Margaret Donnelly (Agriland) Ireland imported 126 liters of biofuels in 2013, 84% of what we used, according to An

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Sugar Rush at Ethanol Plant Fuels fight with Nebraska Corn Farmers

by Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters)  An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugar beets, and

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

A-Gas Launches 'Even Greener' Carbon Dioxide, Derived from Sugar Beet

by  Andrew Gaved (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine)  Refrigerant, branded ‘eCO2’, offers sustainable sourcing and lower moisture content than current offerings,

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Sugar, Not Oil

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)  No more oil – renewable raw materials are the future. This motto not only applies to biodiesel, but also

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

European Report Shows Increased ILUC Levels for Ethanol

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Commission’s Joint Research Center recently published a new report on indirect land

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Developers of Project to Convert Sugar Beets into Ethanol Looking for Commitment from Growers

by Dave Kolpack (Associated Press/Star Tribune)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of

March 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Endophytics, LLC Announces an Advanced Biofuel and Green Chemicals Technology Platform Utilizing Fungi

(Virtual-Strategy.com)   Changing the way the world looks at the source of hydrocarbons for biofuels and sustainable green chemicals, Endophytics LLC

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Search Is Underway for Site of First Industrial Sugarbeet Plant

by Dale Hildebrant (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Tuesday, Jan. 28, marked the beginning of a five-city tour for the steering committee

February 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Nonsugar Sugar Beet Promo Prompts Interest

by Mikkel Pates (AgWeek)  “Industrial beets” is now the preferred moniker for beets being promoted for growing outside the Red

February 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Info Meetings on Energy Beets Set around North Dakota

(Bismark Tribune)  Informational meetings are being held in several North Dakota cities this week to update farmers on the effort

January 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Beating the Drum for Industrial Beets

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Ag Week)  The promoter of an idea to raise sugar beets to be converted into

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

CRG Researchers Sequence and Analyse For the First Time Sugar Beet Genome

(Alpha Galileo/Centre for Genomic Regulation)  The study, published in Nature today, describes the sugar beet reference genome sequence generated by

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

New Zealand Company to Open Kearney Plant, Office

(Sioux City Journal/Associated Press)  A New Zealand company plans to move its headquarters to Kearney and set up a production

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Forfieted Idaho Beet Sugar Used for Ethanol

by John O’Connell (Capital Press) Ethanol plants in Idaho, Oregon and California are making ethanol from beet sugar forfeited by Amalgamated

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Lithuanian proposal Seems a Missed Opportunity to Incentivise Best Performing Biofuels

(ePURE) After one year of heated debates on the ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) file, the Lithuanian Presidency has put forward a

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Molasses Can Supply 1/3 of Ukraine's Biofuel Need, Says Official

(Ukrainian  Journal)  The volume of molasses made in Ukraine in a year is enough to produce only 100,000 tons of

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Group Working toward Commercialization

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Helgaas  (Maynard Helgaas, president of Green Vision Group) is saying that commercializing the first energy

September 24, 2013 Read Full Article

An Ethanol-Fueled Comeback for Sugar Beets

by Alice Daniel  (California Report)  California once grew a lot of sugar beets to supply the state’s sugar mills. Most of

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program

(US Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced another iteration

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: Strong Potential for Biofuel Industry in Atlantic Canada

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Atlantic Council for Bioenergy Co-operative, in partnership with BioAtlantech New Brunswick, has released

September 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Annual EU Report Projects Increased Ethanol Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

4C-Able Future: Biobased Butanol, Butadiene and BDO Are Having a Hot Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s been quite a year on the four-carbon platform — also known as C4, 4C,

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that purchase invitations

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor

(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Lowering Ethanol's Carbon Footprint with Energy Beets

by Keith Loria (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mendota Bioenergy’s plan to turn energy beets to ethanol moves to demonstration scale in California’s

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

US Sugar-for-Ethanol Plan Advances

(Business Recorder)  The US government is close to buying surplus sugar to sell to ethanol producers at a loss, in

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Sugar for Food, Fuel and Power: The ISO Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference in New York City

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  What used to be known as “The New York Sugar Conference” has become “The

May 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Public Invited to Bon Secour Farm for Rare Glimpse into the Potentially Sweet Future of Alternative Fuels

by Jeff Dute (AL.com)  Corporate America does not often invite the public into the research and development process of products

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Juice Can Be Stored for Ethanol Production

(North Dakota State University Extension/Farm & Ranch Guide)  …At North Dakota State University, the feasibility of using new sugarbeet varieties,

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

California Farmers Team up to Build Bio-Refinery that Will Convert Sugar Beets to Ethanol

(Associated Press/Washington Post)  Amid the vast almond orchards and grape fields that surround Five Points in California’s Central Valley, a

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Sugar Beet Feedstock Use Increases in Germany

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bundesverband der deutschen Bioethanolwirtschaft (BDBe), a German ethanol trade organization, has released production

March 15, 2013 Read Full Article

HGCA Helps Reopen Market Opportunities for Arable Crops in the Biofuels Supply Chain

(Home Grown Cereals Authority) An HGCA-led review of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions figures has reopened market opportunities in the

March 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Mendota Beet Ethanol Plant Waits on $5M Grant

(The Business Journal)  Developers of a planned biorefinery in Mendota are hoping to get $5 million from the California Energy

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Hemp Has Untapped Market as Biofuel, Pikeville Businessman Says

by Janet Patton  (Kentucky.com)   Kentucky’s debate on hemp so far has centered on the marijuana question and the market

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

DEFRA Releases UK Biofuel Feedstock Production Statistics

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recently published experimental statistics on

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Beets Being Considered for Ethanol Production

by Jessica Holdman (Bismark Tribune) Research scientists at Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory are testing sugar beets as a new

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Canadian Government Invests in Biofuel Initiatives

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian government has announced investments in two projects that will benefit the biofuel

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Harper Government Helps Find Sweet New Uses for Sugar Beets

(MarketWire/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)  Sugar beet growers are finding new and innovative uses for their crops thanks to support from

February 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

Plant Sensory Systems Awarded $1.8 Million from ARPA-E to Engineer Beets for Biofuel

(Plant Sensory Systems, LLC)  The Award Will Support the Development of High-Output, Low-Input Energy Beets, Optimized for Biofuel Production Plant Sensory

December 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Gets Clean Environmental Report

(CBC News)  Ethanol plant gets clean environmental report A major ethanol research facility in Cornwall, P.E.I. is one step closer

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Company Eyes Hemp as Feedstock for Biofuel, Power Generation

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An alternative energy company looking to build multiple energy beet-to-biofuel plants in Kentucky recently

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Most U.K. Crops Meet Environmental Biofuel Standards, AHDB Says

by Whitney McFerron   (Bloomberg)  Most rapeseed, sugar beet and wheat crops in the U.K. meet environmental standards for use

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

BioMCN Signs Agreement for Biogas

(BioMCN) Suiker Unie, GasTerra and BioMCN sign agreement for production and delivery of biogas The companies Suiker Unie, GasTerra and BioMCN

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Beets for Ethanol

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  “Energy beets” have proven to produce double the ethanol of corn per acre in research

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Open up the RFS, Says Ethanol Across America White Paper

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  KATZEN International chief says generation 1.5 ethanol is the key path to reaching RFS2 targets

November 5, 2012 Read Full Article

3rd Commercial Farm Africa March 19-20, 2013 Accra, Ghana

  3rd Commercial Farm Africa  March 19-20, 2013    Accra, Ghana

“Into Africa- Building Local Markets, Improving Farm Productivity & Increasing ROI” “ Key highlights Climate change and the impact on

November 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Studies Show Energy Beets Can Be Grown in Non-Traditional Sugarbeet Areas

by Sue Roesler  (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Energy beets are growing hardy for the second year in a row in crop

September 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Coming to Whitley County

(WYMT-TV)  Pikeville-based Patriot Bioenergy Corporation has announced it will construct an ethanol plant in Whitley County, creating more than one

September 7, 2012 Read Full Article

North Dakota and Montana: Opportunity Knocks for the Bioeconomy, along the Northern Tier

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite low levels of publicity, North Dakota and Montana are making great strides in bioeconomy

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

SEMO Opens New Biofuels Research Field in Sikeston

by Jill Bock  (Standard Democrat/Southeast Missourian)  …Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Beets for the Future of Kentucky Farms and Fuel

(Business Lexington)  Add “energy beets” to the cash crop list for Kentucky farmers. The high-sugar energy beet, a variety bred

July 17, 2012 Read Full Article

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