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More RFS Exemption Requests Monroe Energy, Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Want Full RFS Waiver

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer) Pennsylvania’s governor and state refining interests are putting pressure on EPA to grant waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard program, just ahead of the

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Plains Sheds Three Plants, Shutters Another and Offloads Storage and Rail Assets

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that it completed the previously announced sale of its three ethanol plants to Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC for $319 million in

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available

(Georgetown Climate Center)  In November 2017, member jurisdictions from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) began a public conversation inviting stakeholder input on the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of a modern, low-carbon transportation

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

United States Biochar Initiative 2018 Conference: “The Carbon Link in Watershed Ecosystem Services” Stories from Stockholm to Virginia

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   My wife checked my fishing gear upon learning that I was attending the Biochar 2018 Conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Why? She thought I made

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

ODU Algae Research Aims to Fuel Bioeconomy

by Sarah Huddle (Old Dominion University) … Cutting-edge research in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University is fueling the bioeconomy through the discovery of useful applications for

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Opportunity to Comment on 2018 Virginia Energy Plan DEADLINE: August 24, 2018

(Virginia Regulatory Town Hall/ Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy)  … The Plan is intended to provide a strategic vision for the energy policy of the Commonwealth over the next 10

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

A Matter of Gravity—Understanding How Plants Grow in Space

by Tom Rickey (Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory/Phys.Org)  Last month a rocket thundered off a NASA launch pad in Virginia, destined for the International Space Station. Nestled among the 7,400 lbs. of

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

How Trump Might Make SUVs Pricier in Seattle than Omaha

by Camille von Kaenel (E&E News)  … The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken vehicle pollution requirements could set up a split U.S. market, concentrating fuel-efficient cars in mostly Democratic states and

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

California And 16 Other States Are Suing Trump To Stop Him Destroying Emissions Standards

by Raphael Orlove (Jalopnik)  Our emissions standards are probably the biggest booster to automotive performance in the past half century, making our cars not only more eco-friendly but more powerful, too. Trump has

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Study Shows 95% of Wooden Pallets are Recycled, Indicating Significant Gains in Landfill Avoidance

(National Wooden Pallet & Container Association/PR Newswire)   Preliminary results of a research project conducted by Virginia Tech on the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites reveal that 95% of wooden pallets

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

CAAFI Highlights Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Activities of 2017 and Plans for 2018

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The  Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) has taken stock of its busy 2017 and has set priorities for 2018. Highlights on the sustainable

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Cash out of Trash: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fiberight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fiberight is a privately held company founded in 2007 with current operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming post-recycled municipal solid wastes

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

High-Tech Waste-to-Energy Facility Set to Open in May

by Alex Acquisto (Bangor Daily News)  The company behind a state-of-the-art solid waste disposal facility in Hampden designed to convert trash into biofuel has secured enough funding to begin operations in May. Craig

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Keep Things Moving in South Norfolk This Christmas and Recycle Your Cooking Fats

(DISS Express) South Norfolk Council is asking residents to recycle their cooking fats this Christmas – in a bid to reduce the number of blocked drains. The council is helping

December 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

That Unsold Bottle of Merlot Is Probably Winding up in Your Gas Tank

by John Capone (Quartz Media)  … It’s where the dregs of every vodka still and every 9-year-old barrel-aged small batch bourbon expire. It’s where all the watery beer that didn’t end

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Bay Program Office Fiscal Year 2018 Request for Proposals for Support for both the Small Watershed and the Innovative and Nutrient Sediment Reduction Grant Programs

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a request for proposals (RFP) for supporting both the: 1. Small Watershed Grants (SWG) program;

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Horizons: The 5 Top R&D Trends Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Catalytic reaction rates, microcrystalline cellulose, cyanobacteria working in teams, vertical farming, vegan products & markets. The 5 top disruptive techs we’ve seen in recent weeks are

November 10, 2017 0 comment 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

Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It

by Nicholas Kusnetz (InsideClimate News)  The giant naval base at Norfolk is under threat by rising seas and sinking land, but little is being done to hold back the tides.   —  … Naval

October 30, 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

DOE: Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve Biomass Preprocessing

(U.S. Department of Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory’s bioenergy program have successfully tested an adaptive, intelligence-based control system that increased the reliability of feedstock preprocessing equipment by more

August 30, 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  —  … In this special report, Engineering News-Record’s team of

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

National Study Puts Timeline on Impact of Sea-Level Rise in Maryland and Virginia

by Joe Heim (The Washington Post)   On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallow land in

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Blue Ridge Biofuels Proud to Supply Local

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) started as a way for one business to make its own sustainable diesel fuel – now they provide clean burning biodiesel for customers

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Made in the USA Biodiesel Supports Jobs, Fourth of July Values

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s Advanced Biofuel powers energy independence and clean energy  —  As the nation celebrates its independence, American-made biodiesel is powering fleets across the country and supporting more

June 29, 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

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital: Tidewater

(Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital)  Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region

June 19, 2017 0 comment 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 rebel yell that has been heard nationwide since President Trump

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

McLean AAUW Honors Student for STEM Research

(Inside NOVA)  The McLean Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded Rose Rasty, a junior at George C. Marshall High School, the 2017 STEM Excellence Award

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Outline 23 Barriers to Advanced Biofuels’ Success

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, researchers from Virginia Tech University have determined that 52% of advanced biofuels facilities were already closed in 2015 and have determined a list

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Two PA Companies Partner to Fuel Economy

(Gant News)  Pennsylvania Grain Processing Corn Merchandiser, Brian Kelly, was a little doubtful four years ago when he first approached Sheetz Inc. about selling new blends of ethanol at its

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Multiple State, Federal Bills Introduced to Stop the Spread of E15

by Daniel Strohl (Hemmings Daily)  …   The most extreme of those bills, H.R. 1314, which Virginia Representative Robert Goodlatte introduced, calls for the elimination of the Renewable Fuel Standard,

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military

by Laura Parker (National Geographic)  Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing from one side of the base to the

February 8, 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

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 in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Winter Is Not Coming: Pushing Back the Frost Wall for More Food, More Fuel, More Money, More Everything

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, what do you do about the Frost Wall. Generally, you can grow more with the first harvest — that’s yield improvement. Or, you can

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Sheetz And The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Bring Cleaner Burning Fuel To Virginia

(Sheetz/PR Newswire)  Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, Sheetz completes its 10th E85/E15 refueling station in Virginia  —   Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, celebrated the impact

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Fiberight Breaks Ground on Waste to Biofuel Facility in Face of Legal Battle

(Waste Management World)  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken ground a new facility waste to biofuel facility in Maine.  —  US waste and recycling firm, Fiberight, has broken

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

$1.87M Grant Lets NCBiotech Lead SE Sorghum Initiative

(North Carolina Biotechnology Center)  The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Officials: Solar Takes Farmland, Evades Fair Tax Share

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow.com)  … The measure would bar the energy projects from lands in agricultural zones. That would rob solar developers of their preferred land-use type for building. The recipe

October 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Editorial: Green Plains Fuels High Hopes for Area’s Ethanol Plant

(Progress-Index)  For Hopewell’s fledgling ethanol industry, it appears the third time may be the charm.  —  For Hopewell’s fledgling ethanol industry, it appears the third time may be the charm.

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Time to Give Ethanol Credit

by  Bill Bushong (Northern Virginia Daily)  I have been following coverage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to alter the renewable fuel standard with a reduction to the renewable

September 26, 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 you greater bang for your buck. It features even more

September 8, 2016 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 sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Hopewell Ethanol Plant Celebrates Opening

(The Progress-Index)  … Green Plains Inc., a Omaha, Nebraska-based ethanol company, bought the Vireol Bio Energy LLC plant in Hopewell from Future Fuels LLP for $18.25 million on Oct. 23, 2015.

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Vertically-Integrated Ethanol Producer, and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.5 billion gallons per year

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between, but the ACE’s “Retailer Roadmap” aims to help change the

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Renewable Resource

by John Phillips (Daily Press)  I am deeply concerned about the EPA’s recent decision to alter the original intent of the Renewable Fuel Standard with a reduction to the renewable volume

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Grant to Result in More Ethanol Refueling Stations

by Bruce Hotchkiss (The Delmarva Farmer)  A $5 million grant from the USDA is providing the financial foundation for the installation of 30 ethanol refueling stations across Maryland and Virginia.

August 15, 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 says: Timing delay in our isobutanol gallonage, took longer to

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

E85 Comes to N. Virginia Mobil

(PR Newswire/Protec Fuel) Performance Auto Community Celebrates Sunday with Car Show  —  Working its way up the seaboard, E85 is now available for the first time on I-95, in Woodbridge, Va.

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at

August 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’ that merited a public hearing. The Department of Environmental Protection

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet the US Farmers Turning Their Tobacco into Airplane Fuel

by Jodi Helmer (The Guardian)  As the demand for tobacco declines in the US, farmers in Virginia are experimenting with turning the crop into viable biofuel  —  … One two-acre plot

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

The Navy Builds Strength by Saving Energy

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post)  The week of July Fourth is a good moment to salute an unlikely champion of saving energy and switching to alternative fuels — the

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Plains Plans Ethanol Export Terminal as Expansion Continues

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Green Plains Inc said on Tuesday it plans to build and operate its first export-import fuels terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the latest in a string of

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural Maryland Council, USDA Rural Development office and Maryland Broadband Cooperative

May 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Offers Advisory Services

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB is now offering a range of advisory services to support businesses, investors, development agencies, NGOs, and governments in applying the RSB standard to their operations,

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Towns to Vote on Whether to Burn Their Trash or Convert It into Biofuel

by Andy O’Brien (The Free Press) … With PERC out of the picture, two nonprofits are bitterly competing for thousands of tons of midcoast waste. In one corner is the Municipal

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Rivertop Renewables, DTI Blast thru Nameplate at First Commercial

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Benchmark tests prove higher volumes than initial forecast; plant receives “Recommended” rating after first customer

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Doing More with Less: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Stora Enso

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We knew that Stora Enso has become awesomely serious about the advanced bioeconomy when news emerged

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announces Technology Breakthrough, New Method for Turning Plant Oils into Jet Fuel

(Tyton/Digital Journal)  Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a major technological advancement in the production of sustainable jet fuel. Tyton filed

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Turn to GMOs in Search of Better Biofuels

by Christina Maza (Christian Science Monitor) … Now, researchers across the US are pouring resources into discovering whether it’s possible to

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel vs. Food? A New Study from a UVA Environmental Scientist and Colleagues Shows about a Third of the World’s Malnourished Population Could Be Fed by Using Resources Now Used for Biofuel Production.

by Fariss Samarrai (University of Virginia)  As strategies for energy security, investment opportunities and energy policies prompt ever-growing production and

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR POSTERS: Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference DEADLINE: February 26, 2016

  CALL FOR POSTERS:  Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference    DEADLINE: February 26, 2016

TechConnect, in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Nano and Emerging Technologies Club (NExT), the University of Central Florida’s Society

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Georgia Scientists Using $5 Million Grant to Combat Invasive Weed Johnsongrass

by James Hataway  (University of Georgia)  A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

This Couple Is Driving Cross-Country To Return Their Polluting Jetta To VW Headquarters

by David Tracy (Jalopnik) Upset that Volkswagen deceived them into buying a not-so-clean diesel, Marcus Moench and Elisabeth Caspari are driving

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Former Hopewell Ethanol Plant Operator Moves into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by John Reid Blackwell (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  The former operator of an ethanol plant in Hopewell is now planning to pay

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Change Could Leave Chesapeake Bay Island Uninhabitable in 50 Years

by Oilver Milman (The Guardian)  Effects of sea level rise hit close to home for Americans as US army corps

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Enviva Launches $5 Million Forest Conservation Fund

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine)  Enviva Holdings LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, recently announced it is establishing the Enviva Forest

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Volvo Trucks Approves Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel for Proprietary Engines

by John Mies (Volvo Trucks — United States)  Volvo Trucks North America, after concluding truck and engine lab testing, today

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Ten States Impose EV Flat Fees; Georgia Is Highest

by Danny King (AutoBlog)  Washington, Colorado, Virginia And Oregon Also On Growing List  —   These fees were put into

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Virginia and Maryland Awarded Nearly $5 Million in Federal Funds to Install Ethanol Pumps

(Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe)  Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today (October 29, 2015) that Virginia, in partnership with Maryland, was

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

SD, VA Projects Receive USDA Value-Added Grant Funding

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Five bioenergy projects in two states were among the 258 businesses nationwide receiving a

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe,

November 18, 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

Vertically-Integrated Ethanol at Scale: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Green Plains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Plains is a vertically-integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska. They currently have an

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Merger Mania: The Digest Looks at Rampant Biofuels Consolidation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced this week that it had acquired an ethanol production

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Plains Buys Ethanol Plant in Hopewell, Virginia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has acquired an ethanol production facility in

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Risk Assessment Models Prove Unreliable at Predicting Which Biofuel Crops Are Likely to Become Invasive Weeds

(PR Web)  Several of the plants grown as biofuel crops have proved to be invaders in some environments – spreading

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Tyton BioEnergy Systems and Sunchem Announce Research and Commercial Partnership

(Tyton BioEnergy Systems) Tyton BioEnergy Systems and Sunchem announced today a research and commercial partnership combining Tyton’s research, development and

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Watch This Space: Rivertop Renewables Begins Its Roll, Water Treatment Now, More Later

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Rivertop Renewables is proving that there’s a way to beat low-cost oil prices and do

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Invests $100M in Renewable Fuel Pumps: The Deep Dive into Who Got What, and How the Landscape Shifts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The

September 14, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure

September 10, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Tobacco’s New Road: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Tyton Bio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tyton BioEnergy Systems is manipulating the DNA of standard tobacco to boost its sugar and oil

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

DEINOVE and Tyton Forge Partnership to Commercialize Unique Solutions in the Green Chemicals Sector

(Globe Newswire/Benzinga)  A technological and commercial partnership between Deinove and Tyton BioEnergy Systems, the leader in tobacco technology for green

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Vireol Plant in Hopewell Suspends Ethanol Production

by  Shelby Mertens (The Progress-Index)   The Vireol Bio Energy LLC plant in Hopewell will officially suspend ethanol production today

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology

by James L. Stewart (MSW Management/Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to its progress in achieving zero waste to landfills, the United

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

International Research Team Seeks More Efficient Biomass Refinement Processes

(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)  Researchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Boeing Completes Flight Using 5% US Biodiesel

by Militsa Mancheva (SeeNews Renewables)   Under the latest stage of its ecoDemonstrator 757 programme, US aerospace group Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) successfully

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

How Europe’s Climate Policies Led to More U.S. Trees Being Cut Down

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  … Soaring demand for this woody fuel has led to the construction of more than

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Another Biofuels Production Technology Heads to the Fracking Hills for Development: KmX Chemical Corp Looks to Fracking Industry for Business

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Another in our series of stories about promising technologies applicable to the development of

May 8, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Trash-to-Biofuel Takes New Turn in Marion

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  No one has claimed that making biofuel out of garbage is as simple as tossing

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

High-Yield Hydrogen Production from Biomass by in vitro Metabolic Engineering: Mixed Sugars Coutilization and Kinetic Modeling

Joseph A. Rollin, Julia Martin del Campo, Suwan Myung, Fangfang Sun, Chun You, Allison Bakovic, Roberto Castro, Sanjeev K. Chandrayan,

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Husks a Promising Source of Renewable Fuel

(Yahoo! News/Agence France-Presse)  US scientists said Monday they have found a way to use discarded corn husks and stalks to

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Sen. Kaine Visits Hopewell Ethanol Plant

by Shelby Mertens (Progress-Index)  U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine made a stop at the Vireol Bio Energy LLC plant in Hopewell on

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

City of Alexandria Continues Opposition to Norfolk Southern Ethanol Transloading Operations

(City of Alexandria, Virginia) On March 19, 2015, Norfolk Southern Corporation delivered a letter to the City of Alexandria at a

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Ocean Circulation Change: Sea level Spiked for Two Years along Northeastern North America

(Science Daily/University of Arizona)  Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Thomas H. Arrington III, Chairman, Tidewater Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Our first goal is to prove to our local government (Mid-Atlantic) that we can achieve

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Group Representing 187 Maine Municipalities Inks Development Deal for Hampden Waste Handling Facility

by Dawn Gagnon (Bangor Daily News)  After receiving assurances that the technology is viable, members of the Municipal Review Committee

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Biobatteries: Taking Battery Technology to the Next Level

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s a good chance that the electric battery of the future will have biobased aspects to

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Virginia Bioscience Initiative

(Augusta Free Press)  Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced a Virginia Bioscience Initiative, kicking off the effort with a public

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Biotech Firm Working to Develop Tobacco as Biofuel Crop

by Daniel Ryntjes (CCTV America)  A U.S biotechnology company is pioneering tobacco as a renewable biofuel crop. Unlike most bio-tech

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Ever-Evolving Biodiesel Technology Developments

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) … Even so-called conventional chemical processing is riddled with original approaches and unique twists. A cookie-cutter

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Message to the Masses

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Rivertop Renewables to Start Commercial-Scale Production in 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Contract manufacturing agreement with DTI speeds Rivertop’s time to market for its novel performance chemicals In

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Awareness Campaign Completes Mid-Atlantic Road Show Promiting High Level Ethanol Blends

(Biofuels Journal)  The FlexFuel Awareness Campaign completed a highly successful tour of several key locations in Maryland and Virginia last

December 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production, Activity Impressive Despite Uncertainty

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Policy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Appalachian Biofuels LLC to Invest $3.5 Million in Headquarters and New Biodiesel Production Facility

(Governor Terry McAuliffe)  Governor McAuliffe Announces 40 New Jobs in Russell County Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today (October 29, 2014)

October 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Fiberight Still Working toward MSW Plant in Iowa

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite delays, Fiberight’s plans to produce cellulosic ethanol from municipal solid waste (MSW) in

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

UMaine Team Hired to Study whether ‘Trashanol’ Will Work in Maine

by By Nok-Noi Ricker (Bangor Daily News)  The organization representing the trash interests of 187 Maine towns is now partnering with

October 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Virginia Releases New Energy Plan

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Oct. 14, Gov. Terry McAuliffe officially unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Mike Breen Headlines 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit

(Operation Free)  Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen Highlights Need for Expanded Sources of Renewable Energy Former U.S. Army Captain

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Boosting Biomass for Bioenergy

by  Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many dedicated energy crops hold promise as feedstocks for next-generation ethanol. Extensive R&D is still

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D

by Elizabeth Zubritsky (NASA)  A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests,

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Marion Trash-Sorting Facility Delayed

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Fiberight opening pushed later into 2015 Maryland-based Fiberight LLC had expected to begin construction in

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Extending Ethanol Into the South: Protec Fuel Introduces E15 to Major Metro Areas, Adds more E85

(CSP Daily News/CSPNet.com)  A multiphase rollout of ethanol blends is taking place over the next several months in the South,

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Fighting Va. Flooding Linked to Rising Seas Will Be Complicated, Costly

by Rex Springston (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Panel assessing rising seas holds first meeting, discusses action plan Col. Paul B. Olsen, commander of

September 8, 2014 Read Full Article

E15 Expanding Across the Southern U.S.

(Protec Fuel)  Protec Fuel to Bring Dozens of E15, E85 Stations to Metro Areas The South will soon welcome E15

September 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Grant for Ethanol Plant to be Matched

by Katherine Johnson (Progress-Index)  City Council has adopted the Vireol performance agreement, which is a matching funds grant for $250,000

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Water Environment Research Foundation Selects Drexel University to Perform Extraction from Wastewater Research

(prweb.com)  The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has selected Drexel University to perform research that will monitor and quantify the

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Projects to Improve Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy Production: Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects in 10 States

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (July 17,

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Data Initiative: Chesapeake Bay Hackathon August 2-3, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA

  Climate Data Initiative:  Chesapeake Bay Hackathon   August 2-3, 2014   Virginia Beach, VA

Despite the creation and distribution of numerous climate related datasets over the last five years, local governments and conservation organizations

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Sweet Briar Plants Native Grasses for Biofuels

(TimesDispatch.com) LYNCHBURG — Conservation researchers set about killing the grass on about 500 acres of land at Sweet Briar College this spring

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Hoke Refinery to Reopen Using Tobacco to Make Ethanol

by Matthew Burns (WRAL)   A Virginia company plans to reopen an ethanol refinery in Hoke County, using tobacco as its

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Managing Climate Risks in the Southeast

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA). The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing, on May 22, on

May 28, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers

By Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

City Trash-To-Biofuel Project Takes Step Ahead for Blairstown, Marion

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)”First-in-the-nation” plant to convert municipal solid waste and other trash into cellulosic biofuel No Martians are

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Vireol Bio Energy Enters Marketing Agreement with Murex

(Murex/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Vireol Bio Energy LLC has selected Murex LLC as its marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in

April 28, 2014 Read Full Article

NASA Signs Agreement with German, Canadian Partners to Test Alternative Fuels

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration/PRNewsWire)   NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

April 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Council Considers Ethanol Plant Grant

by  Caitlin Davis (The Hopewell News)  A $250,000 grant to aid the Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell has reached a roadblock.

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Renews Permission for Biodiesel Fuel Plant

by Jeff Sheler (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)  The (Chesapeake) City Council renewed its permission Tuesday for an alternative energy company to make

March 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Group Proposes $600M Zero-Waste Recycling Plant

by Jared Council   (Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal)   A consortium of businesses looking to build a zero-waste, zero-landfill

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Upbeat Update on Waste-to-Energy Plan Is Music to Marion’s Ears

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Keynote speaker Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive officer of waste-to-energy company Fiberight, told a luncheon crowd

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie To Reach Final Four

(University of Maryland/Yahoo! News)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office

March 13, 2014 Read Full Article

The Hunt for Hydrogen and Hydro-Riches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.”   Perhaps that is the attractor in the news

March 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Council Will Consider Fuel Storage Facility

by Pamela Gould (The Free Lance-Star) Fredericksburg City Council will hold six public hearings on Jan. 14, including a request from

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Being Prepped to Open

by Leah Small (Progress-Index)  A plan by Vireol Bio-Industries PLC to open the ethanol plant instead of shipping it overseas

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Innovation in Feedstock Transport, Testing

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In August, Ernest Moniz, secretary for the U.S. DOE, announced more than $22 million

November 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Isobutanol to the Rescue

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Coast Guard is testing isobutanol gasoline blends in its marine engines. Since its

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

New Hope for Ethanol Plant?

by Leah Small (Progress-Index)  Vireol, the British energy company that bought the defunct Appomattox Bio Energy plant earlier this year,

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Waste Fat to Biofuels Costs Slashed with New Sugar Based Catalyst

(Waste Management World)  Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a new sugar based catalyst that could

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

North Carolina's Growing Strengths: The Solar Center's Clean Transportation Projects

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel Can Cut CO2 Emissions by at Least 50% Petroleum Fuels

(UPI.com)  Algae-derived biofuels can reduce the life cycle of carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50 percent compared to petroleum

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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