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The 2018 Algae Biomass Summit: Tracing the Evolution of the Algae Industry and Its New Trajectories Forward

by Jenna Bloxom* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The kickoff of the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit in The Woodlands, TX, was awash with the same professional ambition, intellectual zeal, and indomitable sense

November 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Take-Off: 350 Million Bucks towards Drop-in Aviation Biofuels for the California Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, World Energy announced a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, California facility into one of

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Growing Algae More Sustainably for Biofuel Production

by Jessica Cox (Colorado State University/Phys.Org)  … Another source used to create biofuel is algae – both single-celled microalgae and macroalgae such as kelp. Though algal biofuels are a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

World Energy to Complete Conversion of California Petroleum Refinery to Renewable Fuels

(World Energy/Globe Newswire)  $350 million investment will result in 306 million gallons of annual production   —  World Energy, a global leader in low-carbon transportation fuels production, announced today a $350 million

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Pyromaniax Unbound

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Why the attention? Some of it in the most recent data and news regarding commercial status. TCat-8 has operated for over 2,000 hours with continuous catalyst

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Wins $2 Million for Biofuel Research

(Texas A&M AgriLife Research/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to Texas A&M AgriLife Research will help researchers investigate potential discoveries for

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuels Discussed at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Leadership Conference

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  I was pleased and excited to be invited to speak on a “Future of Biofuels” panel at this fall’s Leadership Conference of the Congressional

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Answer Line: Money behind Lack of Ethanol-Based Fuel Locations

(Longview News Journal) …  Why are there no public refueling locations in the Longview/Tyler area that sell E85 ethanol blend? … E85 fueling options are limited and appear concentrated in larger

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

More Renewable Natural Gas Available at Texas Refueling Network

(GAIN Clean Fuel/NGV Journal) In partnership with Independence Fuel Systems (IFS), GAIN Clean Fuel announced the opening of a new public natural gas fueling station in Dallas, Texas, that will dispense

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Keeps Faith with Renewable Jet Fuel Business Despite Setback

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters/EuroNews)  Biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste <NESTE.HE> sees good opportunities for its renewable jet fuel despite a cancelled pilot project in Switzerland, a company executive said. The Finnish

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

New Exclusive Agreement Enhances Alternative Fuel System Distribution in U.S.

(ICOM North America/NGV Journal)  ICOM North America LLC of New Hudson, Michigan, and Nat G CNG Solutions LLC of Houston, Texas signed an Exclusive Dealer Agreement under which Nat G will

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley Gets Local Perspective on Ag

by Seth Boyes (Dickinson County News)  Steffes Company in Milford played host to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday Aug. 6.  …  “If you’re a member of Congress, you can’t keep your

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Gevo to Deploy Shockwave’s Process to Enhance Production of Proteins and Vegetable Oils for the Food Chain While Lowering the Carbon Intensity of Its Ethanol and Isobutanol

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Shockwave to Finance the Deployment of Its Equipment at Gevo’s Luverne Facility  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that it has entered into two separate operating leases and service agreements

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Andeavor to Convert Dickinson Refinery to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, Andeavor announced a project to convert the Dickinson Refinery to process 12,000 barrels per day of renewable feedstocks, including soybean oil and distillers corn oil,

August 13, 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

Significant Environmental Milestone for Mississippi Project

(Velocys)  The USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Mississippi biorefinery.   Velocys plc (VLS.L), the renewable fuels company, announced today that

August 7, 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

Taming the Tasmanian Devil of Polymers: Lignin, the Orneriest, Roughest, Toughest, Most Un-cooperative and Abundant Natural Polymer Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Lignin has developed into a sustainable and very satisfactory alternative to fossil fuels. But applications have been needed. Firstly, applications that work, then applications that

July 13, 2018 Read Full Article

A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Gevo and Avfuel Enter into Renewable Jet Fuel Supply Agreement

(GEVO/Globe Newswire)  First Long-Term Commercial Contract for Renewable Jet Fuel  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced today (June 21, 2018) that it has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Oxy Considering Carbon Capture Project

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  The Houston oil company Occidental Petroleum is studying a carbon capture project to deliver carbon dioxide to its oil fields in West Texas, the company announced

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Fuel Delivery Services, a Specialty Carrier of Refined Petroleum Products in California, Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

(Neste) Fuel Delivery Services, Inc. (FDS), a bulk transporter of refined petroleum products based in Stockton, CA, recently switched their Stockton based fleet of trucks to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Ted Cruz Says Biofuel Policy Overhaul May Be Revived

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  A day after a tentative agreement to overhaul U.S. biofuel policy appeared to collapse amid farm-state concerns, EPA chief Scott Pruitt met to discuss the issue with the

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Energy Programs Have Earned Bipartisan Support

by Brent Erickson (The Hill/Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  Since 2002, the farm bill has contained an energy title, with cost-effective programs that support private investment in renewable energy, biobased manufacturing and energy

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

E15 Year-Round: Mixed Messages from RFS, RINs Meeting

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews Publications)  It was good news and bad news for corn growers and ethanol proponents after President Donald Trump met with legislators to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard.

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Large U.S. Refiner Marathon Seeks Biofuel Hardship Waiver – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice  (Reuters/Daily Mail)  Marathon Petroleum Corp, the second-biggest refining company in the United States, has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a hardship waiver exempting

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

EIA Data: E85 Usage by Federal Fleets More Than Doubled from 2010 to 2016

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol,

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Congressman Veasey Introduces Bipartisan Energy Research Legislation

(Office of Congressman Marc Veasey)  The Fossil Energy Research and Development Act would set the course for the next generation of climate change mitigation  —  Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), Ranking Member

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What’s Agreed

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Tentative agreement struck during a White House negotiation; Refiners could benefit with biofuel exports allowed for quotas  —  A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Update 2-White House Sets Meeting with Senators on Biofuels Next Week -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters/Successful Farming)  The Trump administration has invited a group of U.S. senators to the White House early next week to discuss biofuels policy, the latest in a series of

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Crappie Masters Tournament Stop in Texas Highlights Clean, Octane-Boosting Ethanol in Boats

by Greg Thompson (White Energy/Renewable Fuels Association)  This past weekend in Emory, Texas, about 75 miles from Dallas, fishermen and women from across the country descended upon Lake Fork for a

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

ASTM Sub-Committee Approves Additional Route to Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel and Increases Approved Blend Levels to 50%

(GEVO/Globe Newswire) Next Step is for full ASTM Approval  —   Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced today that late last week an ASTM International Sub-Committee voted in favor of revising specification D7566 (Standard Specification

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Alchemy for Modern Times: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The MixAlco Process: Green Energy for the Future

by Matt McDowell (The Battalion)  Texas A&M professor’s green energy research is helping turn bio waste into useful chemicals and fuels.  — … The MixAlco process, a term originally coined by

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

California Here I Come: World Energy’s Audacious $72M Acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount Oil Refinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount oil refinery  —  In Massachusetts, World Energy has acquired renewable jet

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

The Pentagon Is Quietly Moving forward on Biofuel Deals. Republicans Want to Stop It

by Travis J. Tritten (Washington Examiner)  … (Former Navy Secretary Ray) Mabus’ vision is, however, quietly moving forward under the Trump administration. The Pentagon has authorized $140 million to help

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Pruitt Looks to Stamp out RIN “Hoarding,” Raises Possibility of Limits on Wall Street

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)   EPA chief Scott Pruitt raised the idea Monday of limiting Wall Street’s ability to trade the government-issued credits for ethanol and other biofuels in an effort to

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Operators Say No to RIN Price Cap — Comments from Renewable Fuels Association Member Companies

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Another White House meeting has been scheduled for Monday, March 12, to continue discussions between oil refinery and biofuels interests over the price of Renewable Identification Numbers, or

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Doles out Millions for Natural Gas Engine Research

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $4 million to support three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines, as well

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Be Misinformed about Renewable Fuel Standard by ‘Big Oil’

by Anngie Steinbarger (The Republic)  I was dismayed to read the Feb. 16 letter from Mark Brown and Travis DeFries, managers at Valero, who want U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., to help

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-U.S. Refinery Workers Head to Washington to Urge Biofuels Reform

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  A delegation of workers from U.S. oil refining companies that oppose the nation’s biofuels policy will converge on Washington on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to find a

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Exxon Thinks It Can Create Biofuel From Algae At Massive Scale

by Adele Peters (Fast Company)  The oil and gas giant says it could be making 10,000 barrels a day within a few years–a small drop in the amount of oil it

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog: Government Confusion Over Ethanol Might Demand Growing Locally

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … So you have USDA saying ethanol demand has basically peaked. The Department of Energy is saying ethanol is really the only fuel that

March 6, 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

2018 Is the Year of Scientists Running for Congress

by Ben Guarino and Laurie McGinley (The Washington Post)  … “I absolutely feel that science is under attack,” (Joseph) Kopser said. “It’s the opposite of when John F. Kennedy said he wanted

March 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

As reported in a National Public Radio article, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) about the 2018 mid-term elections: “He recently warned Houston-area Republicans, ‘The left is going to show up. They

March 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

White House Pushes for More Talks after ‘No Deal’ on Biofuels

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)   U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for more talks between representatives of the oil and corn industries after a meeting on Tuesday failed to yield an

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Somethin’ from Just about Nothin’: The Digest 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Upgrading Biorefinery Waste Lignin into Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You know what they say, “you can make anything you want from lignin except money.”  It’s the most challenging issues in biofuel production: upgrading the lignin-containing biorefineryresidues

February 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Icahn’s Biofuel Fight Lives On

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Ethanol industry and oil refiners both feel threatened; Biofuel mandate divides two states that voted for Trump  —  Top Trump administration officials are planning two summits

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Speaks out against PES Anti-RFS Rally

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 21, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke at a rally against the Renewable Fuel Standard hosted by Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc., a refiner that

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiner Goes Belly-up after Big Payouts to Carlyle Group

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery often sat idle, with few trains showing up to unload.

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Senator’s Biofuel Overhaul Faces Resistance

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Texas Senator John Cornyn’s plan to overhaul U.S. biofuels policy faces resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors, reducing chances of a reboot to the controversial regulations, sources

February 17, 2018 Read Full Article

API Urges EPA Not to Exempt Small Refiners from US Biofuel Mandate

by Meghan Gordon (Platts) The American Petroleum Institute has come out against a campaign by small refineries to avoid their obligations under the US biofuel mandate, according to a letter released

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Jefferson Energy Terminal Makes Immediate Impact in the PADD 3 Ethanol Market

by Jim Venhoff (Genscape)  The Jefferson Energy Terminal has hit the ground running since completing four large storage tanks in late 2017, capable of handling a total 550,000 barrels (bbls) of ethanol.

February 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Over 30 States Broke Blend Wall in 2016

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 30 states and the District of Columbia in 2016 contained more than

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiner Bankruptcy Adds to Pressure to Overhaul Biofuel Program

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biofuel mandate overhaul mulled by Congress after bankruptcy; Unions and Pennsylvania politicians seek immediate action  —  The bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the biggest refiner on the

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Against the Odds

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Continued investment and expansion took place in the U.S. biodiesel sector throughout 2017, despite rising political

January 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Cornyn’s Biofuels Bid

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Texas Republican John Cornyn is drawing up ideas for new legislation to overhaul the Renewable Fuel Standard,

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

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Study Suggests Biochar Could Significantly Improve Anaerobic Digester Performance

(Bioenergy Insight)  In a paper by Texas A&M scientists, biochar shows potential for increasing efficiency of the anaerobic digestion of animal manure. Biochar

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In it, we are reminded that innovation is a never-ending war between two brothers named Urgency and Diligence —

January 5, 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

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Cruz Taps Texas Mistrust of Ethanol

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  Attack on federal biofuels mandate provides chance to appeal to base  —  … But for the junior senator,

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Cruz Proposal Could Harm Corn Ethanol, Analysis Finds

by Todd Neeley (DTN/KTIC)  Capping the price of biofuel credits at 10 cents would essentially eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Midwest Lawmakers Will Consider Biofuel Changes to Help Refiners

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters) U.S. lawmakers from states that produce corn for ethanol plants said on Wednesday they would consider proposals from

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Have Some ‘Leaks’ We Need to Fill

by Andrew F. Quinlan ( Center for Freedom and Prosperity/The Hill)  … A refiner must earn RIN credits to meet its annual

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Slams Texas Governor for Requesting RFS Waiver

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Take a Pass?

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) Ahead of a Thursday meeting between Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and other senior officials about

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Gears up Coursework

by Mark R. Edwards (Algae Industry Magazine)  t the recent Algae Biomass Summit in Salt Lake City Algae Foundation President Ira

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

A New Study Offers Further Proof That North Texas Earthquakes Are Drilling- and Fracking-Related

by Dan Solomon (Texas Monthly)  In January 2015, there were a dozen little earthquakes in the Dallas–Fort Worth area in less

December 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Pioneer in Biomethane Fleet

(NGV Journal)  Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport awarded Clean Energy a renewable natural gas fueling contract for the airport’s vehicle

November 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Maker Neste Lines Up Four Calif. Distributors

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  Houston-based Neste US Inc. has announced exclusive partnerships with four fuel distributors in California to provide public and

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

$2.25 Per Gallon Biohydrocarbon Fuels, Unsubsidized? Biozin Licenses IH2 Technology — Heads for Commercial-Scale in Norway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2 technology which converts biomass

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

DFW Airport Signs Up for Renewable Natural Gas

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  During the Airports Going Green 2017 conference, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that event host Dallas Fort Worth

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Discovery Channel Documentary Spotlights Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  HOT GREASE Debuts On-Air Next Week  —  They’ve been following us around for almost two years. Now, finally, the

November 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Report from EUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

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

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Tire Trash-to-Cash in the Aussie Outback

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There are no tires in Nevertire because Green Distillation Technologies, some 20 clicks up the

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Beta Renewables in Cellulosic Ethanol Crisis, as Grupo M&G Parent Files for Restructuring

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Italian newspapers reported over the weekend that cellulosic ethanol developer Mossi & Ghisolfi shuts down this

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Energy Awards University of New England $1,321,039 to Develop New Technologies for Seaweed Production

(University of New England)  The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of New England was awarded

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Has Replaced Oil Trains as Hidden Safety Risk in N.J.

by Curtis Tate (NorthJersey.com)  … The flammable biofuel is transported in trains that look virtually identical to the oil trains that have

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Houston Companies Join High-Octane Battle over Fuel in Mexico

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  At a Rice University forum last year, Mexican Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell was asked whether

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioreactors on a Chip Renew Promises for Algal Biofuels

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

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Ideal Carbon Source for Advanced Oil Recovery

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Occidental Petroleum Corp. injects about 1 billion cubic feet per day of carbon dioxide into

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Virgin Australia Is Going to Experiment with Biofuels on Flights out of Brisbane

by Simon Thomsen (Business Insider)  Virgin Australia will run a two-year trial mixing biojet fuels with regular avgas on flights out

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Yelp! 18 Kelp Wheps Get $22M in ARPA-E Help

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, ARPA-E has unveiled its latest moonshot and is investing $22M in Macroalgae Research Inspiring

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (September 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million Investment in Community-based Advanced Transportation Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (August 22, 2017), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Solar Plants Take Root on Farms

by Jeremy Deaton (Nexus Media) … Many are leasing their fields to solar developers in need of flat land clear of

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

NATO-Funded Serbian-Led Project Developing Biofuel from Algae

(Green Car Congress/ NATO)  Eight Serbian scientists are leading a research project to develop the commercial production of biofuel from

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Wednesday Letters: Biofuels, Abortion–Fair markets

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Houston Chronicle)  Regarding “Reporter’s notebook: Do we still need advanced biofuels?” (chron.com, Monday), the article

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Published Study Identifies When Hundreds of Coastal Communities Will Face Inundation, Possible Retreat

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Meeting Paris Agreement Goals Could Spare Many Communities from This Fate  —  More than 90 U.S.

July 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Trump’s Pitch for U.S. ‘Energy Dominance’ Is Dominated by Misleading Claims

by  Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The White House has branded this week “energy week,” rolling out

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Tasty Energy Treats You Can Make From Brownies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Terpenes may be the most unloved class of energy molecule of all time, if you compare

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Taking Stock of Texas Shale

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas is today releasing a report

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol By-Product Can Be Used as Dietary Supplement for Cattle

(Biofuels International)  … The new research found that as the seasons progress, cattle find it increasingly difficult to digest a type

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

DTE Biomass Acquires RNG Facilities to Fuel Texas Transit Buses

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  DTE Biomass Energy, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based subsidiary of DTE Energy, says it has acquired two

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Responding to Trump: The New Economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae at Scale: Qualitas Health Triples Algae Farm Acreage for Omega-3 Now, Protein Soon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think beyond nanotechnology. It’s Nanno Technology, as Qualitas’ nannochloropsis strain gets deployed in New Mexico

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Researchers Find Better Way to Split Hydrogen from Water

(CleanTech Canada)  In a discovery that could help jump-start the hydrogen economy, a team of physicists at the University of

May 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Mountains of Waste Could Lead to New U.S. Manufacturing, Jobs

by Kathleen Phillips (AgriLife Today)  Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Houston Firm Proposes $500 Million Biofuel Refinery in Longview

by Marissa Luck (The Daily News)  A Houston-based group of investors is once again looking to develop a biofuel refinery

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Genome Sequence of Fuel-Producing Alga Announced

(Phys.Org)  The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Earth Day

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The Imports Cometh

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

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

QuikTrip to Begin Selling E15 Fuel

(Convenience Store News)  Blend coming to 44 Dallas-Fort Worth area c-stores.  —  QuikTrip Corp. will begin offering E15 fuel at

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

8 Biodiesel, 4 Renewable Diesel LCFS Pathways Certified in March

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  California Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Vopak Americas Awards Matrix Service EPC of Brownfield Expansion Project at Deer Park, Texas Terminal

(Vopak Americas/Globe Newswire)  Matrix Service Company (Nasdaq:MTRX) announced today that its subsidiary, Matrix Service Inc. has been awarded the engineering,

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Battle Brewing over Ethanol Program Post 2022

by Jonathan H. Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  Ethanol already supplies over 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline market and the fuel’s share is

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

AY-YI YI-YA AAAY, Gevo Just Can’t Stop Dancin’

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But there’s something so cool in that technology that we can’t take our eyes off the

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

The United States of Oil and Gas

by Tim Meko and Laris Karklis (The Washington Post)  There are more than 900,000 active oil and gas wells in the

February 15, 2017 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

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

A 20-Year-Old Startup

by Gene Gebolys (World Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Trying to make a living in biodiesel for two decades now, the hard way is

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

BIOX Announces Commissioning of 90 Million USG Biodiesel Production Facility in Houston

(BIOX/NewsWire Canada)  BIOX Corporation (“BIOX” or the “Company”) (TSX: BX), a renewable energy company that owns and operates biodiesel production

January 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Replacing Diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article

BioJet Fuel, Water and Food – Turf Feeding Systems Is Changing the Yucatan with a New Project

(Turf Feeding Systems/PR Web)  Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston company, is starting a new project and is contracted to design,

December 14, 2016 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

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Taps Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Head Energy Department He Once Vowed to Abolish

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rick Perry to head the Energy Department,

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

We Really Do Mean “Drop-in”: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 5, The Collapse

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In 2011, KiOR raised $150 million in its June IPO, claiming that it was generating

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Enters On-Road Automobile Gasoline Market in Houston

(GEVO)  Expands on Previously Announced Partnership with Musket Corporation  —  Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that gasoline blended with its isobutanol

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

RaceTrac Stores Begin Offering E15 Fuel

(Convenience Store News)  More than 100 Southern stores to add the renewable product soon. — RaceTrac will expand its fuel

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights–Alaska Airlines to Fly First Commercial Flight with Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel in ‘Next Few Months’

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

American Airlines Hires Ocean Park to Assist With Renewable Jet Fuel Evaluation

(American Airlines)  American Airlines announced today that it has retained Ocean Park, a boutique investment bank with expertise in the

October 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Valero, Volvo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

SEC Charges Alternative Fuels Company and Former Executive for Key Omissions Regarding Technology

(U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)  On September 26, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Texas-based Mard, Inc., formerly known

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Gas Station Owner Says Don’t Confuse Non-Ethanol Fuel for Price Gouging

by Patrick Thomas (ABC33/40)   …   ABC 33/40 followed up on a complaint from an ABC 33/40 viewer about price

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Inexpensive Semiconducting Organic Polymers Can Harvest Sunlight to Split Carbon Dioxide into Alcohol Fuels

by Louisa Kellie  (Phys.Org)  Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that an

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Editorial: Ethanol Is Beneficial but Still Needs Oversight

(Beaumont Enterprise)  In a region that was built by oil refining, it’s a tough thing to wrap your mind around:

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Ominous Dead Zone Grows in Gulf of Mexico

by David Sikes (Corpus Christie Caller-Times)  … Government and independent scientists believe the main cause is a chain reaction stemming from

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Precision Hawk

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for agricultural uses.  What can you use Aerial Data Analysis for?

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 4, the Year of Living Disingenuously

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But so far, the company and its celebrity investors and directors such as former Secretary

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Duonix Beatrice Begins Commercial-Scale Biodiesel Production Using Innovative ENSEL Technology

(Business Wire/Flint Hills Resources)  First-of-its-kind plant capable of producing high-quality, cost-competitive biodiesel from a multitude of advantaged, non-edible feedstocks  —

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Commentary: Are Presidential Hopefuls Ignoring Real Issues of Renewable Fuels?

by Jacqueline Campos (Fuel Fix/Opportune)  … When it comes to this year’s election, renewable fuels continue to be well-supported, but policy mandating

September 13, 2016 Read Full Article

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Sell E15 by Any Other Name

by  Samantha Oller (CSP Daily News)  Have I got a fuel for you!  It is higher octane than E10, giving

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to ExxonMobil in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Chicago Park District Touts Its Biodiesel-Powered Vehicle Program

by Lauren Tyler (Next Gen Transportation News)  The Chicago Park District says its environmentally friendly biodiesel program has continued to

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Credit Spike Divides Gas Stations

by James Osborne (FuelFix)  Now gas station owners say they, too, are losing out after the price of RINs –

August 24, 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

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Heads out to Sea: A Clever Escape into Marine Biofuels, or a Watery Grave ahead?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Gevo says: We’re staking our near-term prospects on marine biofuels.  Investors hear: We’re underwater. Gevo

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

As Price of Biofuel Credits Spike, Refiners Suspect Market Manipulation

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  Earlier this year Jack Lipinski, chief executive of the Sugar Land refiner CVR Energy, flew

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

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