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Bio-Sourced Materials: A New Milestone!

(Michelin)  The BioButterfly project launched by Michelin in 2012 has just achieved another milestone: the construction of France’s first industrial demonstrator capable of producing butadiene from ethanol. The goal is

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

NFU Writes to Government for Biofuel Policy

(National Farmers Union) The NFU has written to Government ministers calling for E10 – a type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol – to be introduced by 2020 to help

August 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Report: EU Ethanol Consumption to Increase in 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the current use of biofuels in the European Union and

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

APPG for British Bioethanol Publishes FINAL Report on E10 Inquiry

(British Bioethanol)  The APPG for British Bioethanol has launched its final report on the introduction of E10 today (July 16, 2019). Stemming from the launch of an Inquiry in March into

July 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Used Frying Fat Causes a Significant CO2 Reduction in the Transport Sector

(Dutch Emissions Authority (Google Translation)) The Netherlands is on track to reach the European target for renewable energy for transport of 10% in 2020. This means that in 2018, the Netherlands will

July 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Help Reduce Current Account Deficit

by Syed Akhtar Ali (The Express Tribune)  Pakistan’s current account deficit has created many problems for the economy. Major imports are of the oil sector. There is a misplaced notion that

July 11, 2019 Read Full Article

APPG for British Bioethanol Publishes Interim Report on E10 Inquiry

(British Bioethanol)  Chair of the APPG for British Bioethanol Nic Dakin MP today launched the publication of the interim report into introduction of E10 in Westminster. … Interim recommendations: Green solution needed

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Thousands of Jobs ‘at Risk’ if Government Does Not Act Fast on Green Road Fuel

by Kelley Price (Teeside Live)  Ensus at Wilton wants more of its biofuel to be added at the pumps as ‘trend’ for gas-guzzling SUVs grows  —  … Ensus wants more of its

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Comparison of Biofuel Life-Cycle GHG Emissions Assessment Tools: The Case Studies of Ethanol Produced from Sugarcane, Corn, and Wheat

by L.G.Pereira, O.Cavalett, A.Bonomi, Y.Zhang, E.Warner, H.L.Chum (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews)  Highlights:  Emissions ranged from 16 to 45 for sugarcane and 43–62 g CO2eq MJ−1 for corn ethanol. LCA tools produce similar results when

May 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Gevo to Work With Praj Industries to Commercialize Renewable Isobutanol, Jet Fuel and Isooctane in India

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that it has signed a binding, definitive Construction License Agreement with Praj Industries Ltd., dated April 4, 2019, to commercialize the production of

April 10, 2019 Read Full Article

ERA Funds Wheat-Ethanol Plant, Woody Biomass Project

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Emissions Reduction Alberta recently announced funding to support several projects through its Partnership Intake Program, including a biorefinery that will produce ethanol and biogas and a

April 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Project Wheatland Biofuels Facility Receives CAD$5 Million in Funding

(Biofuels International)  A wheat-based biofuels facility in Alberta, Canada has received CAD$5 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the

March 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Rapeseed Costs Less than Fuel Oil

by Helena Taveras Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, UFOP reports that for years now, dramatically low prices have defined the level of revenues from rapeseed and soft wheat. The drought year 2018 did

January 28, 2019 Read Full Article

USask Research Turning Ethanol Waste into Alzheimer’s Meds, Industrial Products

(University of Saskatchewan)  A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team’s quest to extract protein from more than a billion litres of annually produced wastewater (called thin stillage) at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants

January 25, 2019 Read Full Article

China Set to Triple Its Ethanol Production Capacity: Government Researcher

by Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China is set to more than triple its ethanol production capacity by 2020, a government researcher said on Tuesday, with demand for the commodity

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Boosting Crop Yields

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in an innovation that can help boost the yields of important

October 20, 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

Conservation Helps the Ag Economy, but Farmers Bear All of the Costs

by Scott Henry (Des Moines Register)  … A study from Environmental Defense Fund and managerial accounting firm K·Coe Isom AgKnowledge finds that conservation can boost farm profitability. The analysis includes detailed financial

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Vivergo Fuels Bioethanol Plant Proposes Ceasing Production

(Vivergo Fuels)  Today, we regret to announce that given the continued difficult trading environment and delays in the implementation of E10 in the UK over time, Vivergo Fuels Ltd proposes to

September 7, 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

Trump Offers Trade Aid to Farmers, but Some Question Its Fairness

by Helena Bottemiller Evich, Catherine Boudreau and Liz Crampton (Politico)  The Trump administration on Monday detailed how it will dole out $6.3 billion in aid to assist farmers stung by retaliatory

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

High End Crop Traits: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Calyxt is pioneering a paradigm shift to deliver both healthier specialty food ingredients, such as healthier oils and high fiber wheat for consumers as well as

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Boss of Teesside Plant at Centre of Beer CO2 Shortage Explains How to Stop Future Problems

by Kelly Price (Teeside Live)  Ensus says a change in the law on PETROL could secure its future – and keep the CO2 flowing to the food and drink industry  —  Bosses

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Protein, Protein: The Bioeconomy’s Latest Technology Fad Is, Actually, a Pivot Back to an Ancient and Enduring Concern

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Protein has become the answer to almost every question. How will you achieve scale? Protein. How will you make money? Protein. What will save the world?

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

China Raises Import Duty on US Denatured Ethanol to 70% from 45% as of July 6

by Christine Siantar (Platts)   China’s ministry of commerce said the import duty on US-origin denatured ethanol will rise to 70% on July 6 from 45%, as part of a wider

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

A Yield Revolution in Row Crops Cometh

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10’s Brave New World of Metabolic Engineering, Benson Hill’s cloud biology and CRISPR/Cas9 from Purdue and the Chinese Academy of Sciences? Crop yield may never be

May 24, 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

RED II Perpetuates Advanced Biofuel Trade Distortions and Incentivises Fraud

(Ethanol Europe Renewables/EurActiv) The Energy Directive (RED 2) transport decarbonisation ambitions ostensibly promote major capital investment in truly advanced biofuels breakthrough technologies. However, the Directive will not generate meaningful advanced

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Computer Model Offers New Insights into Biofuel Emission Numbers

by Angelica Bottaro  (Engineering.com)  A new sophisticated computer model to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions from biorefineries has been developed to ensure that the total carbon footprint of these biofuels is being

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Ethanol Market: Advancement in Production Technologies and Demand for Cleaner and Cost-Effective Fuel in Automobile Sector to Bolster Uptake, notes TMR

(Transparency Market Research/Globe Newswire)  Global Ethanol Market could rise at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast timeframe 2017–2022 to touch a hefty valuation of US$105.0 Billion by the final forecast

February 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Cargill to Produce New Products, Including Ethanol, at Germany Plant

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cargill recently announced plans to expand its portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld, Germany, with advanced biofuels, vegetable wheat protein and industrial

January 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Updated UFOP Report on Global Market Supply Published

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP))  Strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient.

January 22, 2018 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

Big Australia Is Back: Oz’s ARENA, China’s JTL Go Big with a Cellulosic Biofuels Bet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)he Australian Renewable Energy Agency has made its single largest direct investment in second-generation biofuels via $11.9M in funding support for Ethtec to complete the development and demonstration

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Hunter Valley Biofuel Facility to Advance Ethanol Production

(Australian Renewable Energy Agency/Ethanol Produce Magazine)  The Australian Renewable Energy Agency recently announced $11.9 million in funding for Australian biofuel company Ethanol Technologies Ltd. to complete the development and demonstration of its groundbreaking

December 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Ending Food Waste Not Biofuels Should Be Food Security Priority

by Alex Brinkley (National Newswatch)  Groups concerned that using grains to make biofuels threatens food security should be paying more attention to the impact of waste on the food supply, says

October 30, 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

Vivergo Fuels: 2% Biofuel Crop Cap Would Be ‘Disastrous’ and Hit Feed Hard

by Kacey Culliney (Feed Navigator)  The UK government’s 2% biofuel crop cap proposal would be disastrous for bioethanol producers, farmers and the feed sector, says head of government affairs at

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Report Discusses Future of Ethanol Market in Spain

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network provides insight into the future ethanol market in Spain following the

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Scottish Growers Could Cash in on Green Biofuel Crisis

by Brian Henderson (Scotsman)  It became clear yesterday that Scottish wheat growers could have a major opportunity to supply grain to biofuel plants south of the Border – as the

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Report Discusses Future Growth of Australian Ethanol Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts Australian biofuel production will reach 290 million liters (79.61 million

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Calls for Cap on Biofuels Crops Grown by Farmers

(FG Insight)  A new report commissioned by the Government has called for a cap on the amount of crops which can be grown for biofuels to avoid inadvertently increasing greenhouse

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass and Biofuels in the EU: Emotion-Based Policymaking?

by Francis X. Johnson (Stockholm Environment Institute/Euractiv)  The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels …  —  … In its proposed legislative changes, the

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Demand Pushes UK to Become Net Wheat Importer

(Biofuels International)  Expanding growth output at the UK’s bioethanol plants is driving up wheat consumption, contributing to the country becoming a net wheat importer for only the fourth time in

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

RSB Report Outlines 2016 Achievements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Biomass Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global

June 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Grains Piled on Runways, Parking Lots, Fields Amid Global Glut

by P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume (Reuters)  … World stockpiles of corn and wheat are at record highs. From Iowa to China, years of bumper crops and low prices have overwhelmed

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

How Ethanol Is Making North Dakota Farmland Less Fertile

by Sam Harrington (Yale Climate Connections)  Until about 10 years ago, spring wheat was a favorite crop for farmers in North Dakota. Erickson: “Beginning in 2007, when the government heavily incentivized

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Commissions First Waste-to-Ethanol System in Australia

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  Important Milestone Demonstrates International Commercial Scale and Viability  —   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced today that it has

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Biofuels Industry Faces Shutdown Due to Government Crop Cap

(FG Insight)  Vivergo Fuels, which converts 1.1m tonnes of feed-grade wheat a year into bioethanol, has said it could face closure if the Government ploughs on with plans to restrict

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

NDSU Scientists Study Distillers Grains as Fertilizer

(North Dakota State University)  Wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles increased corn and spring wheat yields.  —  Distillers grains could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Queensland Ethanol Mandate Leaves Lotfeeders Exposed during Times of Grain Shortage

(Beef Central)  Lotfeeders remain deeply concerned about the long-term impact that the Queensland Government’s ethanol mandate from this month will have on Australia’s grainfed cattle sector.  READ MORE and MORE /

January 25, 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

Germany Cuts Palm Oil Use for Biodiesel by 1/3: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food published an English-language edition of its Evaluation and Progress Report 2015 under the Biomass Energy Sustainability Ordinance.

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Austria – Biofuels Technology, Research and Development

by Dina Bacovsky, Andrea Sonnleitner (Task39 Newsletter)  …  Domestic FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) production in 2014 was 292,009 tonnes based on rapeseed (72%), used cooking oil (19%), animal fat (8%) and

January 2, 2017 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

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

East Hull Company Vivergo Fuels Calls for E10 Fuel to Support UK Farming

by Debbie Hall  (Hull Daily Mail)  Vivergo Fuels is calling on the Government to provide greater certainty to UK farmers by pushing forward with the introduction of E10 fuel, which

November 17, 2016 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

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

MSU Awarded Grant to Research Biofuel, Carbon Capture Technologies for Upper Missouri River Basin

by Evelyn Boswell  (Montana State University)  A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Copa & Cogeca Warn against EU Plans to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Post-2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Copa & Cogeca warned against EU Commission plans to phase out conventional

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA to Pay Farmers More than $7 Billion Due to Low Crop Prices

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

European Ethanol’s Greenhouse Gas Savings Increase 8.5% in 2015: New Report

by Theo Kumah (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuel have

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.  —

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Developments in Australia

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39/Bioenergy Australia)  Australia’s primary energy consumption is heavily dependent on fossil fuels,

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

NGO Questions Xinxiang’s Claim It Bought All Cadmium-Laced Wheat

by Zhou Tailai and Li Rongde (Caixin Online)  Advocacy group claims some of the city’s carcinogen-laced grain may have already hit

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Discusses Australian Biofuel Industry

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

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Italy to Invest $450m in Biofuel Project in Iran

(Tehran Times)  The Italian private sector will invest $450 million in the establishment of a bioethanol fuel production plant in

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

UK Policy Uncertainty Stalls £350m Teesside Biofuel Plant

by Chris Tighe (Financial Times)  … But almost as soon as it was finished, the UK cooled on biofuels, fretting about

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

CropEnergies Calls for Clarity on EU Ethanol Policy, as It Restarts UK Plant

(Agrimoney)  Ethanol producer CropEnergies called on the European Union to update its biofuel policy, as it brings its UK plant

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Prospective Plantings: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Corn, Soy, Sorghum, Wheat Acreage

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Prospective Plantings report provides the first official, survey based estimates of U.S. farmers’ 2016

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Shock Rise in Corn Production Leads to Price Plunge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In grains, the big news has been the USDA prospective plantings report, which has corn

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Analysis: ‘TTIP Would Benefit US Biofuels’

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) If the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, currently being negotiated by the United

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Swallowing the Frog

by Doug Rich (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  The best statement made about the current market situation for grains at the

February 23, 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

Bioethanol Plant in Kazakhstan Due to Restart in Dec – Report

by Plamena Tisheva (See News)  A biofuel plant in the North Kazakhstan region is due to resume production at the

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Indian Firm to Invest in Wheat-Based Ethanol Plant

(Biofuels International)  Oasis Group, an India-based technology, engineering and construction company, will build a wheat-based ethanol plant in Punjab.  The

January 4, 2016 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

Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Bashes Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  Bangladeshi Minister of Agriculture Matia Chowdhury has criticised large multinational corporations for promoting biofuels. The minister spoke at

November 23, 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

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

Vivergo Chief Urges Government to Enable Greater Biofuels Benefits

by Ben Barnett (Yorkshire Post)  East Yorkshire bio-refinery Vivergo is leading calls for the Government to support initiatives that will

October 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Time Running out to Sell Ukraine’s Ethanol-Producing Monopoly

by Ilya Timtchenko  (Kyiv Post)  An estimated 600 million hryvnias ($28 million) in losses last year and 41 rundown factories

October 14, 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

China: Biofuels Annual

(US Department of Agriculture)  China is a major producer of biofuels and production continues to increase. However, it is unclear

September 10, 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

Shedding Light on U.S. Biofuels: The ‘Food versus Fuel’ Debate

by Stephanie Mercier (Ag Web)  The U.S. biofuels sector marks its birth back in 1979, when Congress established a blender’s credit

August 17, 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

For Biofuels and Climate, Location Matters

(Phys.org)  A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that, when looking at the production site alone,

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Heads for Demo Scale: A Magic Path to Isobutane in Sight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In France, Global Bioenergies announced that it has completed the financing of its demo plant,

April 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Moonshine, Hogs and Drought Fuel Sorghum Boom Across U.S. Plains

by Megan Durisin, Jeff Wilson, Lydia Mulvany (Bloomberg)  … A kernel-yielding stalk that’s native to Africa, sorghum has three things going for

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Waste-Biogas Is at Least Ten Times More Effective than Crop-Biogas at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Bangor University)  In a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University

March 6, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Unearthed: A Rallying Cry for a Crop Program that Could Change Everything

by Tamar Haspel (The Washington Post)  …It’s crop-neutral insurance. But, dull as it sounds, it might be the key to getting

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Report Highlights China’s Growth in Biodiesel, Ethanol Production

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

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Economic Outlook

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Back again by popular demand this year at the American Seed Trade Association CSS 2014 and

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR–Black Sea: New Production and the Hunt for New Markets September 23, 2014 3:00PM GMT

  WEBINAR–Black Sea: New Production and the Hunt for New Markets   September 23, 2014     3:00PM GMT

The Black Sea region has seen significant investment and development undertaken in the agriculture sector – with Russia and Ukraine

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Do GMO Crops Foster Monoculture?

by Steve Savage (GMO Answers)  Do GMO crops “foster monoculture?” This is a frequent criticism of modern agriculture. I have

August 29, 2014 Read Full Article

The Impact of Ethanol Production on the North Dakota Agricultural Retail Industry

by Richard Taylor and Won W. Koo   (Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies North Dakota State University)  … The first immediate impact

August 12, 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

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the Industry Outlook for 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Discussions at Annual China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Concerns about air pollution in China were voiced by a number of speakers at

May 6, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Biobased Investment Triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Investment Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

BP Sustainability Report Highlights Biofuel Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BP has released its 2013 sustainability report, announcing that it has fulfilled its 2005

April 1, 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

Industrial Biobased Ventures Raise $364M in Q3 2013; 5-Minute Guide to the Bioinvesting Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobased investing continues surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

MP Defends Region's Biofuel Industry

by Andy Richardson (The Northern Echo)  … Redcar MP Ian Swales defended the industry against Oppositon MPs when they used a Westminster

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Call Waiting, Biofuels, Genetics and You

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The company (Kaiima) started up in 2006, and by 2009, the results were starting to

September 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Moves to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol March Ahead

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News)  Soon after hearing about Big Oil’s numerous challenges to the Renewable Fuel Standard, attendees

August 28, 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

UC-Davis Publishes Status Update of Calif. LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies has published a new status review

May 8, 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

U.S. Ethanol Makers Eye Pros and Cons of Corn Alternatives

by Carey Gillam and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  Short supplies of U.S. corn are causing ethanol makers to look at alternatives

March 8, 2013 Read Full Article

‘Scarecrow’ Gene: Key to Efficient Crops, Could Lead to Staple Crops With Much Higher Yields

(Science Daily)  With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050, humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional

March 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Project in Tri-Cities Using Ag Waste to Create Biofuel Becoming Commercially Reliable

by Kristi Pihl (Tri-City Herald)  A pilot project to produce biofuel using agricultural and organic municipal waste has reached levels that

March 6, 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

That Darn Devil, Them Dang Details: What’s Really Driving Food Prices?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the new USDA long-term forecasts, rising global meat consumption stands out as a driver

February 15, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

NNFCC Review of the Year: 2012's Biggest Bioenergy, Biofuels and Bio-Based Products News Stories

by Matthew Aylott   (National Non-Food Crops Centre)  NNFCC take a look back at the bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products stories

December 20, 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

Bioethanol and Biodiesel 'Crucial' to Meeting Energy Needs

(FarmingUK.com)  Biodiesel and bioethanol markets are crucial to meeting future energy needs according to the NFU. The news follows a

December 5, 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

USDA GAIN Report Outlines Status of Spain's Ethanol Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The UDSA Foreign Agricultural Service recently published a Global Agricultural Information Network report outlining

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant to Boost Biofuel Output

by Louise Lucas and Chris Tighe   (Financial Times)  One of Europe’s biggest ethanol plants is poised to start production in

October 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Crop Prices Probably Peaked After Drought Cuts U.S. Output

by Luzi Ann Javier (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Rallies in corn, wheat and soybeans because of drought in the U.S., the top

September 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Top Ten: Britain's Most Progressive Biofuel and Biochemical Companies

by Matthew Aylott (National Non-Food Crops Centre)   NNFCC gives its top ten of Britain’s most progressive biofuel and biochemical companies. TMO

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Growing Better Biofuel Crops

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels

July 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Grafton Ethanol Plant Owners to Meet with Sugar Beet Growers

(Grand Forks Herald)  Energae LP, the group planning to reopen the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., will

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

NCSI Certifies Shoalhaven Starches against Global Sustainable Biofuels Benchmark

(NCS International)  NCS International (“NCSI”) has certified the world’s first organisation against the Principles and Criteria of the Roundtable on

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

First Certification Against RSB Global Sustainability Standard Achieved By the Manildra Group

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) today announced the first completed commercial certification of the Manildra

February 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Canadian Ethanol Plant Will Operate ‘Off Grid’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   A project to build an ethanol plant co-located with anaerobic digesters is in

January 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesels Pollute More than Crude Oil, Leaked Data Show

(EurActiv)  Greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels such as palm oil, soybean and rapeseed are higher than those for fossil fuels

January 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Triticale Offers Benefits over Wheat for Biofuels

by Louise Impey (Farmers Weekly Interactive)  New research shows that growing triticale instead of wheat for biofuel production could have

December 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Spain’s Abengoa to Build Ethanol Plant in Uruguay

(Argus Media)  Spain’s Abengoa is building a 70mn l/yr (1,200 b/d) ethanol plant in Uruguay under a $120mn contract with

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been

October 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Government Gives Hope for Ensus Plant

by Rob Merrick (The Northern Echo)  Production at one of Europe’s largest biofuel plants will soon be “up and running

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization

Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian Wensel, Shulin Chen  (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Analysis: U.S. Ethanol Plants Toy with Wheat, Committed to Corn

by Carey Gillam  (Reuters)  A rare inversion in prices of corn and wheat is prompting some ethanol plants to consider a previously

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Montana Farmers Planting Less Camelina for Biofuel

by Tom Lutey (Billings Gazette)  Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Central Agricultural Research Center Tests Rotation Merits of Oilseed, Pulse Crops

by Terri Adams (The Prairie Star)  The Central Agriculture Research Center (CARC) near Moccasin, Mont., uses 600 acres of land

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

UK Wheat Crop Can Expand to Meet Food and Fuel Demand

by Nigel Hunt (Reuters)  * UK wheat yields seen having potential to rise * EU biofuel expansion seen mainly based

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Montana Advanced Biofuels: Past, Present and Future

(KRTV.com)  Plans for a wheat and barley based ethanol plant near Malmstrom Air Force Base first began 20 years ago.

February 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Teesside Biofuels Firm Spends £6m to tackle Bad Smell

by Karl   (Make Biofuel)  A biofuels company on Teesside has pledged to spend £6m on ridding its plant of

January 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Great Falls Misses Out on Federal Ethanol Funding

by Richard Ecke  (Great Falls Tribune)  …A proposed Great Falls ethanol plant would be the country’s first to use wheat

January 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Fears over Impact of £200m Biofuel Refinery due to Open at Saltend

(ThisIsHullAndEastRiding)   FEARS have been raised over the environmental impact of a new £200-million biofuel plant due to open early this year

January 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Aim to Meet Biofuel Crop Demand with Better Yields

(Farmers Guardian)  More than 100 delegates attended the HGCA Biofuel Conference at Aldwark Manor, York, supported by Farmers Guardian. A further

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Chiefs Embrace Ethanol Project

by Lorraine Mandebvu  (All Africa)  Traditional leaders have embraced the US$600 million Chisumbanje ethanol project which they believe will bring much-needed development

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Ensus Signs with Shell, Sends First Tanker

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The first tanker of ethanol has left Ensus, Europe’s largest wheat-based ethanol facility. Headed

March 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Eco-Biofuels from the Tropics

Palm oil from South-East Asia, sugarcane from Brazil and sweet sorghum in China are the most sustainable energy crops at

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

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