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Maximizing the Climate Benefits of Agriculture: RCPP Expansion to 10-state Region, Multi-Grainshed RCPP Expansion

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Zimmerman and Yancey Recognized at 40th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

(BBI International/Ethanol Producer Magazine) David Zimmerman, CEO of Big River Resources LLC, and Mark Yancey, chief technology officer of D3MAX and SAFFiRE Renewables LLC, were recognized at the 40th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW),the world’s largest ethanol conference, taking

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Tens of Millions of Acres of Cropland Lie Abandoned, Study Shows

by Erin Blakemore (Washington Post) The biggest changes took place around the Ogallala Aquifer, whose groundwater irrigates parts of numerous states, including Colorado, Texas and Wyoming. -- About 30 million acres of U.S. cropland have been abandoned since the 1980s, a new

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‘All These Problems Are Solvable’: Great Lakes Shipping Fights to Cut Emissions

by Stephen Starr (The Guardian) ... “Evolving technology and energy choices [and] vessel designs that impact how existing ships can be retrofitted to accommodate different fuel options” are among the significant challenges vessel owners face in their decarbonizing efforts, Mark Fisher

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Grassley to EPA: Increase RVO Levels

by Brent Barnett (Brownfield Ag News) U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley has asked the U.S. EPA to increase renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels. “Higher RVO levels allow the biofuel industry to meet the really fast growing demand for homegrown

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Congress Must Unleash E15 Fuel to Help Address Climate Change

by Cal Dalton (United Wisconsin Grain Producers/Real Clear Energy)  Most people can agree that climate change is happening and that we need to take action. While there are disagreements about how to respond, the facts are clear – we must reduce

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Researchers Provide a Supply Chain Model to Chart a Pathway to Next-gen Biofuels

by Colton Poore (Princeton University/Tech Xplore)  From soil to sequestration, researchers at Princeton University and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have modeled what a supply chain for second-generation biofuels might look like in the midwestern United States. These next-generation biofuels are

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Federal Programs in Support of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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Plant Fuels Could One Day Power Airlines and Cars while Lowering Carbon Emissions

by Joe Tarr (Wisconsin Public Radio) Head of the Wisconsin Energy Institute, Mary Blanchard, details biofuels innovations -- ... However, Blanchard (Mary Blanchard, associate director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute) told WPR’s “The Morning Show,” new biofuels have the potential to totally replace

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Taking DCO Extraction to the Max: How Ace Ethanol Manages the Task

by Kathy Weitz (Ethanol Producer Magazine/GEA North America) When it comes to distillers corn oil (DCO) generated as a coproduct of ethanol production, every drop adds to the overall profitability of the operation. That’s why the initial stillage separation and subsequent

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Doubts Abound over US Midcon E15 Shift: NATSO

by Zach Appel (Argus Media) An effort by eight US midcontinent states to start selling 15pc ethanol (E15) gasoline blends year-round starting in 2025 remains unlikely, according to US fuel retailer trade association NATSO. The US approved last month the request from Illinois, Iowa,

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ANGI Energy Systems Breaks New Ground by Starting Construction of the Midwest's First Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility

(ANGI Energy Systems) • ANGI Energy Systems (ANGI), a Vontier company, has announced the breaking ground event of its pioneering $4 million Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility – the first of its kind in the Midwest The new 3000 square foot facility, located at ANGI's

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TotalEnergies and Vanguard Renewables, a Portfolio Company of BlackRock’s Diversified Infrastructure Business, Join Forces to Develop Renewable Natural Gas in the United States

(Total Energies) TotalEnergies, a global integrated energy company, and Vanguard Renewables, a U.S. leader in farm-based organics-to-renewable natural gas production and a portfolio company of a fund managed by BlackRock’s Diversified Infrastructure business, have signed an agreement to create an equally

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Clean Energy and Domestic Biofuels to Strengthen American Farms and Small Businesses as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Projects Funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs and Expand Access to Cleaner Fueling Options -- Today, in honor of Earth Day 2024, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced that the U.S. Department

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Attorney General Bird Leads 13-State Lawsuit to Pull the Plug on Biden Electric Vehicle Handout and Defend Ethanol

(Office of Iowa Attorney General) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today led a 13-state coalition in a lawsuit to pull the plug on Biden’s electric vehicle handout and defend ethanol. -- In Biden’s most recent attack in the war on gas vehicles, he

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Clean Energy and Fertilizer Production to Strengthen American Farms and Businesses as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Projects Funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs and Create Revenue for Rural Business Owners and Farms --   U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $124 million

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ANGI Breaks Ground on Midwest’s First Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility

by Jay Miller (NGT News) ANGI Energy Systems, a Vontier business, has broken ground on its new $4 million Hydrogen Refueling Test Facility, the first of its kind in the Midwest. Attending the groundbreaking event were senior executives from ANGI and FASTECH,

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U.S. Energy and SARTA Sign a Long-Term RNG Supply Agreement

(SARTA)  U.S. Energy™, a leading provider of refined products, alternative fuels, and environmental credits, signed a long-term renewable natural gas (RNG) supply agreement with the Canton, Ohio-based Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), one of the nation’s leading low/no-emission public transit systems. Under

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Biofuels Group ClonBio Plans $500m Investment in US Plant

by Caoimhe Gordon (Irish Independent) Irish-owned biofuel and renewables group ClonBio has announced plans to invest $500m (€457m) in a Wisconsin biorefinery plant in a move that will create 1,000 local jobs. ClonBio biorefineries use natural processes to refine grain for use in

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US Imports 2nd-Highest Volume of Biobased Diesel in History Last Year, Exports Hit 15-Year High

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daiy)  The U.S. imported more than 863 million gallons of biobased diesel in 2023, the second-highest volume of combined biodiesel and renewable diesel imports on record, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration compiled

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Biodiesel Prices and Profits…Again

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) In a previous farmdoc daily article (November 13, 2023), we showed that the behavior of FAME biodiesel prices reported by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA changed dramatically starting in August 2021.  Before this date, the

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Biofuels Group ClonBio Plans $500m Investment in US Plant

by Caoimhe Gordon (Irish Independent)  Irish-owned biofuel and renewables group ClonBio has announced plans to invest $500m (€457m) in a Wisconsin biorefinery plant in a move that will create 1,000 local jobs. ClonBio biorefineries use natural processes to refine grain for use in

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USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Final Rule in Response to Request from States for Removal of Gasoline Volatility Waiver (E15)

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to requests from state governors to remove the 1-psi volatility waiver for gasoline-ethanol blends containing 10 percent ethanol in their states. The governors made their request pursuant to CAA section 211(h)(5),

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Clean Fuels Foundation: Winner Announced for the Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant

(Clean Fuels Foundation/WisBusiness)  The Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation has awarded the Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant to Pranab Adhikari. Adhikari is currently pursuing a computer science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also works as a data analyst intern at the City

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Job Postng: Executve Director/Leadership – Wisconsin Clean Cites, Inc

(Wisconsin Clean Cities) Wisconsin Clean Cities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, and sustainable transportation strategies to reduce emissions and enhance environmental and economic development impacts in the State of Wisconsin.

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American Coalition for Ethanol Submits Comments to California on Crop-Based Biofuels

by Rusty Halvorson (American Coalition for Ethanol/KFGO)  The American Coalition for Ethanol submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board regarding its 2024 proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The comments submitted by ACE CEO Brian Jennings focused on

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Exclusive: Biden Administration to Approve E15 Gasoline Expansion Starting in 2025, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The White House will approve a request from a group of Midwest governors to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, but will push the start date into next year, two

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Wisconsin Researchers Investigate Role of Biofuels in Renewable Energy Future

by Annalise Sommer (Badger Herald) Biofuels offer sustainable, economical energy option for Wisconsin communities, farmers -- The Wisconsin Energy Institute is researching methods to convert biological matter into fuel and plastics, with intentions to replace fossil fuels. Biofuels are created using biological material to

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ACE Announces Project to Unlock Ethanol’s Access to New Markets and Tax Credits

(American Coalition for Ethanol) USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment

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Lawmakers Urge Use of Sound Science in SAF Carbon Modeling

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  As the Treasury Department March 1 deadline nears to update the GREET model, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers have written to the working group in charge of the changes to asking them to ensure they are basing them

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AFPM Launches Campaign on EV Rules

by Tanya Snyder (Politico's Weekly Transportation) ... The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is launching a $7 million campaign today in key battleground states bashing the Biden administration’s efforts to push electric vehicle adoption. AFPM plans to run the ads in Michigan, Wisconsin,

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OEMs and Fleets Using Clean Fuels

by Keith Reid (Clean Fuels Alliance America/Fuels Market News)  When it comes to the challenges of transportation emissions and climate change, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fleets are on the first line of defense. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Carbon Reduction in Harsh Weather

(Optimus Technologies) This week, the country has seen extreme low temperatures combined with heavy snowfall and Optimus customers are on the front lines removing snow and keeping their communities safe. From temperature in the low 20’s down to -17 degrees, reliability

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Awards to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  $19 Million in Funding from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Provide More Cost-Effective Options for American Consumers --  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is awarding $19 million in grants to U.S.

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Viewpoint: SAF, E15 May Lift US Ethanol Demand in 2024

by Matthew Cope and Payne Williams (Argus Media) Ethanol demand may get a boost next year as the US paves a path for ethanol-derived sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the potential for permanent year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15) in

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EPA Delivers Final Midwest E15 Rule to White House OMB

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on Dec. 18 delivered its final rule to allow year-round E15 sales in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB reviews marks

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States Oppose EPA's E15 March Proposal: Iowa, Nebraska Ask Court to Require EPA to Finalize E15 Rule Before March

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The states of Iowa and Nebraska asked a federal court on Wednesday to require EPA to "promptly" finalize a rule to allow permanent, year-round E15 sales in eight states, rejecting the agency's proposed plan to

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RFA Thanks Lawmakers for Seeking Swift White House Action on Year-Round E15

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association is applauding a bipartisan group of 22 lawmakers from both the House and Senate, who asked the White House today (December 14, 2023) to swiftly finalize regulations that would allow year-round sales of lower-carbon

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Congress Watches from Sidelines as Courts Set Ethanol Policy

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro E&E Daily) In the wake of another court ruling on the renewable fuel standard, there's scant sign lawmakers can pass meaningful changes. -- After a federal court ruled last week that small petroleum refiners should be given

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Webinar Recording: Overview of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Activities at the Bioenergy Research Centers

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) Dr. Brian Davison (CBI), Tim Donohue (GLBRC), Dr. Jennifer R. Gottwald (GLBRC), Dr. Andrew Leakey (CABBI), and Dr. Aindrila Mukhopashyay (JBEI) present an Overview of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Activities at the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers  READ

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Action Allowing Year-Round Sales of E15 in the US Could Be Near: Trade Group

by Kate Winston (S&P Global) December deadline looming in lawsuit; Spending bill could be vehicle in 2024 -- In the next few months, legislative or legal proceedings could set the stage to allow year-round sales of a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol

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White House Stalls Ethanol Expansion in Midwest Amid Price Concerns

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The White House is stalling action on requests by Farm Belt states to allow regional sales of gasoline blended with higher volumes of ethanol after oil industry warnings that the move could cause regional

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How LanzaTech and Virent Are Fueling the Energy Transition – with Biotech

by J.P. Carroll (Bio.News)... On November 2, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) hosted a webinar as part of its Climate Policy Innovation Series, “Fueling the Energy Transition.” Moderated by John Torres, BIO’s Director of Federal Government Relations for Agriculture & Environment,

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $10.4 Million to Help Rural Californians Expand Use of Renewable Energy and Fuels

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) USDA Rural Development California State Director Maria Gallegos Herrera today announced USDA is investing $10.4 million to upgrade clean fuel infrastructure and help agricultural producers and rural small business owners make energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy

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U.S. Grains Council’s Global Ethanol Summit Wraps Up

(U.S. Grains Council/GrainNet)  The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Global Ethanol Summit (GES) concluded today with a variety of concurrent panel discussions with experts on various topics within the biofuel industry. GES, Oct. 16-18, is an education and trade forum that seeks to

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Ensyn

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ensyn’s current focus is on low-carbon fuels, including low-carbon heating and cooling solutions for institutional and industrial customers and low-carbon feedstock solutions for petroleum refineries for the production of renewable transportation fuels. Ensyn Chairman Robert Graham

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Arkansas, Oklahoma Push Delay for E15 Petition

by Chris Knight (Argus Media) Arkansas and Oklahoma have joined an oil industry effort to delay beyond 2024 a gasoline reformulation that eight Midwestern states have requested to preserve year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15). Unless the fuel specification change is

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The U.S. Department of Energy Announces $16.7 Million in Project Selections to Advance Production of Affordable Biofuels and Biochemicals

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced $16.7 million in funding for five projects to advance the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The selected projects will support the Sustainable

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Revolutionary Recycling Process Transforms Plastic Waste

(U.S. Department of Energy) Despite millions of Americans depositing their plastic waste into recycling bins, much of that waste, including flexible films, multilayer materials, and colored plastics, cannot be recycled cost-effectively. In fact, only 9% of plastics in the U.S. are

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EPA Adviser Expects E15 Rule This Year

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  EPA Official Discusses E15, ESA Pesticide Challenges and PFAS Contamination --  Rod Snyder, senior adviser for agriculture at EPA, said Monday that the agency is on course to finalize a rule allowing permanent sales of E15

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ANGI Energy Systems Teams uup with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck Pioneer Nikola Corporation in Strategic Collaboration

(ANGI) ANGI Energy Systems (ANGI) will supply Nikola’s state-of-the-art hydrogen fueling dispensers to be installed and commissioned across the U.S.; ANGI is driving the future of compressed and renewable natural gas, and hydrogen-powered transport with a portfolio of new refueling technologies and

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GOP Bill Would Establish Gas Station Fuel Blend Requirements, DATCP Grant Program

(WisBusiness)  GOP lawmakers are circulating legislation that would establish new fuel blend requirements for gas stations and create a related grant program under DATCP.  In a recent cosponsorship memo, Sen. Joan Ballweg of Markesan and Rep. Todd Novak of Dodgeville touted the

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Agile BioFoundry Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Agile BioFoundry is a consortium of seven U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories that operate as a distributed biofoundry in collaboration with industry and academia. They partner with the biomanufacturing industry to accelerate bioproduct

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CIM Group’s RNG Platform Attracts $417m Investment

(Bioenergy Insight)  CIM Group has announced it has raised $417 million (€384 million) from corporate and institutional investors to advance the growth of its renewable natural gas (RNG) platform, Terreva Renewables. Terreva Renewables was founded with the acquisition of 100% of the

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RFA Continues Higher Blend Infrastructure Funding Education, Support for Retailers

(Renewable Fuels Association) Following the opening of the most recent tranche of funding for higher blends infrastructure incentives via the Inflation Reduction Act, the Renewable Fuels Association is off to a solid start in assisting fuel retailers. Due to its prior

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Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation Select Three Projects to Accelerate Biomanufacturing Innovation and Advance the U.S. Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Biotechnology and biomanufacturing continue to offer vast opportunities to advance science and engineering, support a growing U.S. bioeconomy, and provide solutions to our nation’s climate change challenges. To help accelerate innovation and develop new biomanufacturing approaches, three

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Rid Us this Day our Daily Waste: New Path out of the Plastics Problem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... The main reason is that the products made by existing processes are so low in value that, instead of making treasure from trash, we make trash from trash, and there’s no cash. The fact that

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Meet HDT’s 2023 Top Green Fleets

by Deborah Lockridge (HDT TruckingInfo) ... Another trend we’re seeing among the Top Green Fleets is adoption of alternative fuels, especially renewable diesel and renewable natural gas. ... 4 Gen Logistics — Rialto, California ... The company has committed to becoming an all zero-emission

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for Homegrown Biofuels as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Funds Are Being Provided by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act; USDA Awards First Round of Funding to 59 Infrastructure Projects --   U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA plans to invest up

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US Oil, US Gain Combine to Form US Energy™

(US Energy/Biobased Diesel Daily) U.S. Oil and U.S. Gain, a developer and distributor of alternative fuels and environmental credits, announced June 12 the formation of the combined company U.S. Energy™. U.S. Energy is a vertically integrated energy-solutions provider proficient in refined products,

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Landmark Yeast Study Provides Framework for Understanding Biodiversity, Applications

by Chris Hubbuch (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) Commonly known as brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae tends to get credit for bread, beer, wine, ethanol and just about any other product of fermentation.  In fact, for many products, the bulk of the work is done

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Trees Could Hold the Solution to Cleaner Burning Engines

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) Researchers discovered that methylbutenol, a compound produced by some pine trees, outperformed two more common biofuels, ethanol and isobutanol in lab tests. The Science Particulate matter, also known as soot, in vehicle exhaust is a major environmental and

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BIOFerm Selected by 3 Rivers Energy Partners for Revolutionary Renewable Energy Project near the Jack Daniel Distillery

(BIOFerm)  BIOFerm, a recognized leader in the field of anaerobic digestion and gas upgrading, is delighted to announce its selection as the EPC partner for a pioneering renewable natural gas (RNG) facility near the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Virent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Virent, a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum developed its BioForming technology to create fuels and chemicals from a wide range of naturally occurring, renewable resources. And now they teamed up with Johnson Matthey to bring to

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Wood Ethanol alongside Corn

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A startup advanced biofuel company is including first-generation corn ethanol plants in its commercialization strategy. Its vision includes regional crop conversion and enabling today's biorefineries to process woody biomass. Comstock Fuels proposes marrying corn

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ZwitterCo, Mott Partner to Improve CI, Economics of AD Systems

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) ZwitterCo and Mott Corp. on May 10 announced a multi-year, exclusive partnership to deliver wastewater solutions for manure digesters, food-waste digesters, breweries and distilleries in North America that can increase the value of coproducts and

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Report Forecasts Clean-Energy Boost from Turning Cornfields into Solar Power Fields

by Erik Gunn (Wisconsin Examiner) About 1 million acres of Wisconsin farmland produces corn for ethanol fuel, but an environmental group says the land could produce 100 times as much energy if planted with solar farms instead. In addition, it would take

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B100 Working Year-Round In Madison

(Midwest Farm Report-Madison) Over the past few years, the city of Madison has been partnering with Wisconsin soybean farmers and other agriculture groups to move its truck fleet toward 100 percent biodiesel. Biodiesel is a fuel made from soybeans, and

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CLEARAS Brings Decarbonization and Biomaterial Production to Wastewater Treatment via Its EcoRecover Solution

(Algae Biomass Organization)  This month the Algae Biomass Organization welcomes CLEARAS Solutions as our latest Silver-level member. CLEARAS is a Montana-based company that specializes in using algae to recover nutrients, sequester carbon dioxide and generate plant-based material for reliable bioproducts that can replace

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Hope to Outlaw Local Bans on Gas Engines

(Associated Press)  State and local governments in Wisconsin would not be allowed to ban gas-powered vehicles, snow blowers, lawnmowers and other machines under a pair of bills up for a vote Tuesday in the state Assembly. The bills’ Republican sponsors hope

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GLBRC Receives Five Year Funding Renewal

by Chris Hubbuch (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison based research center another five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to gasoline, diesel and other hydrocarbon fuels as well as

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U.S. Gain, EnTech Solutions Bring Renewable Energy to RNG System

by Erin O'Connor (NGT News) U.S. Gain, a developer and distributor of alternative fuel and renewable energy, has completed its first integration of a solar microgrid at its Dallmann East River Dairy digester in Brillion, Wis.  This U.S. Gain-owned digester has been

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DOE Announces $590 Million to Increase Bioenergy Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding to Four Bioenergy Research Centers Will Help Strengthen Diversity of Domestic Clean Energy Sources, Enhance Our Energy Security, and Revitalize Rural Economies -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $590 million to renew its

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Researchers Prove that Tough, Woody Lignin Can Be Broken Down in an Anaerobic Environment

by Sonia Fernandez (University of California - Santa Barbara/Phys.Org) It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. In this case, the "job" is the breakdown of lignin, the structural biopolymer that gives stems, bark and branches their signature

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Ethanol Blog -- Iowa, Nebraska Attorneys General to Sue EPA on Delay on E15 Rule Unless Effective Date Moved Up

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The attorneys general of Nebraska and Iowa announced their intent to sue the EPA on its proposed E15 rule for eight states, in a certified letter delivered to EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Monday. The states

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Biden to Set in Motion Gasoline Policy Shift to Bolster Ethanol

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg) ... The administration is set to outline its plans to formally propose the change soon, setting the change in motion in time for next year’s summer driving season, according to people familiar with the matter

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Biofuels Caucus, led by Johnson, Smith, Craig and Pocan, Re-Launches for the 118th Congress

by Jody Heemstra (DRG News) Biofuels Caucus Leadership Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-launched the Congressional Biofuels Caucus for the 118th Congress. The Congressional Biofuels Caucus is a bipartisan caucus keeping Members of Congress

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RFA: EPA’s Triennial Report on RFS Takes Some Constructive Steps but Needs Work

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Third Triennial Report to Congress on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard is still a work in progress that needs to be vetted carefully and refined, the Renewable Fuels Association noted in comments during a

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8 State Requests for Year-Round E15 Reviewed by US Budget Office

by Jim Wiesemeyer (AgWeb) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Friday completed its review of eight states requests to remove the volatility waiver provided under law for ethanol blends—the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver of 1 pound per square inch

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DTE Vantage, U.S. Gain Providing RNG from Wisconsin Dairy

by Michael Bates (NGT News)  DTE Vantage has partnered with U.S. Gain and Matsche Farms, which manages approximately 10,000 cows and spans more than 5,000 acres of land in Birnamwood, Wis., to produce and distribute renewable natural gas (RNG). The facility, which

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Accelerating Domestic Ethanol Use in 2023

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol)  With its D.C. fly-in happening at the end of March, the American Coalition for Ethanol's CEO is optimistic about the industry's ability to make progress on higher ethanol blends, both E15 and E85,

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Guest Post: The State of ‘Carbon Dioxide Removal’ in Seven Charts

by Steven Smith, Jan Minx, Greg Nemet and Oliver Geden (Carbon Brief)  Taking CO2 out of the air – a practice known as carbon dioxide removal (CDR) – is increasingly recognised as a crucial part of achieving climate goals, alongside rapidly

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Amp Americas Starts Building RNG Facility at Wisconsin Dairy

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Amp Americas says it has begun construction on a dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Darlington, Wis., about 60 miles southwest of Madison in Lafayette County, at Darlington Ridge Farms LLC. The new project is expected

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Biofuels M&A: 2022 Review & Outlook 2023

by Bruce Comer, Frank Kim, and Zak Putlak (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest)  The market for buying and selling biofuels plants followed a historic 2021 with a transformational year in 2022, driven by one pivotal biomass-based diesel (BBD) transaction. Overall, seven mergers and

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UW–Madison Research Key to Decarbonization Plan

by Chris Hubbuch (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are working to develop plant-based fuels that are a key piece of the nation’s blueprint for decarbonizing transportation. ... That will require sustainable alternatives to gasoline,

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Ethanol Blog: State AGs Give EPA until End of January to Respond to Year-Round E15 Petitions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  With 270 days now passed since a group of Midwest governors asked EPA to take action to allow their states permanently sell E15 year-round, a group of attorneys general are pressing the agency to act. In

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Report Forecasts Clean-Energy Boost from Turning Cornfields into Solar Power Fields

by Erik Gunn (Wisconsin Examiner) About 1 million acres of Wisconsin farmland produces corn for ethanol fuel, but an environmental group says the land could produce 100 times as much energy if planted with solar farms instead. In addition, it would take

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Charbone Purchases Three Hydro Plants in Michigan to Power Hydrogen Production

(Hydro Review) Hydrogen Charbone Corporation announced it has signed the contract of purchase and sale with Northwoods Hydropower Inc. to acquire all general partner and limited partner interests in Tower Kleber Limited Partnership and the Black River Limited Partnership. Together, these two

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Biogas and RNG

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) RNG and it’s companion product biogas have taken the project and sustainable power sectors by storm — there’s project action, fast-developing technology, M&A activity, and policy advances of the first magnitude, in the United States

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US Refiners Push One-Year Delay on E15 Petition

by Chris Knight (Argus Media) Shell, Phillips 66 and Chevron are among the oil companies seeking at least a one-year delay, until 1 May 2024, for a fuel specification change in eight states intended to support continued year-round sales of 15pc

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An Over-Belief in Electrification Is Harming the Climate

by Gustav Melin (Bioenergy International/Swedish Bioenergy Association)  ... The energy transition cannot be expedited by support and subsidies  --  However, it is difficult to be re-elected on increased carbon dioxide taxes and more expensive energy prices. That’s no excuse, as there are

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Permanent E15 Solution Possible in 2023

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  ... Executive director Brian Werner says the Minnesota Biofuels Association was among several state renewable energy groups recently on a call with EPA to press for approval of a petition filed by eight Midwestern governors

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Galileo Delivers Additional Microbox for Biomethane Production in Wisconsin

(Galileo Technologies/AltFuels) Liberty RNG once again relies on Galileo Technologies to produce renewable natural gas, and has incorporated a new Microbox-Bio to increase integrated biomethane production. This unit will join the two that the company has operating in Wisconsin. The company’s two Microbox-Bio

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OMB Agenda Confirms Timelines for RFS, E15, Biopreferred Rules

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The White House Office of Management and Budget on Jan. 4 published its 2022 Fall Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan, confirming the expected timeline on federal rulemakings related to the Renewable Fuel Standard, E15 sales

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Lignin: A Way towards the Sustainable Biorefinery

Siddhartha Pal (Praj Industries/Biofuels Digest) Various sources of lignocellulosic biomass, such as forestry waste and agricultural feedstocks, are available all over the world. The Lignocellulosic biomass consists of three major components: cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. Cellulose and hemicellulose form a network

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) These slides were presented by Digest editor Jim Lane for the December 22 episode of ABLC CONNECT, and focused on the Drivers, Margins, Project List. Value Stack, Mandates, Policies, Tax Credits, Supply Crunch, and Hot

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Wisconsin Clean Cities Honors Top Sustainable Fleets

(Wisconsin Clean Cities) Awards presented at Transportation Conference & Annual Meeting -- ... “It's rewarding to see Wisconsin Clean Cities members demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through the use of clean transportation fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and energy-saving strategies." Wisconsin Clean

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Gulfstream Nails Industry-First 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flight

by Amit Malewar (Inceptive Mind) Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has flown a G650 business jet fuelled with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a feat the company calls a first among business jet manufacturers. The flight took place from Gulfstream’s worldwide headquarters in

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Genifuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genifuel Corporation produces equipment to convert wet organic wastes into renewable fuels and other valuable byproducts. The wet waste material is completely eliminated. The Genifuel process has been tested with over 100 materials, including wastewater

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Ope, Sorry: Midwestern House Dems Push for Leaders between the Coasts

by Sarah Ferris (Politico)  Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell and her allies are done being polite about Democrats' lack of leadership in the Heartland. --  A vocal group of Midwestern Democrats is telling it straight: Their party has a flyover country problem. And

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White House Reviewing Governors E15 Volatility Petition

By Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The White House Office of Management and Budget is now officially reviewing the request from nine Midwest governors to eliminate the 1-psi RVP waiver for E10 in their states and allow year-round sales of E15, according to

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The Renewing Power of Progress in Renewable Power: Shell Acquires Nature Energy in $2B RNG Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Europe that Shell plc has agreed to acquire 100% of Nature Energy for nearly USD $2 billion (€ 1.9 billion) from Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, Pioneer Point Partners and Sampension. The acquisition

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Wisconsin Clean Cities Member Spotlight: Kwik Trip, Inc.

(Wisconsin Clean Cities) Kwik Trip, Inc. – headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin – has been a Wisconsin Clean Cities member since 2011. Joel Fasnacht, Business Development Alternative & Commercial Fuels for Kwik Trip, serves on the Wisconsin Clean Cities Board of Directors. The

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From Bacteria to Biofuels - Virtual Field Trip

(Wisconsin Science Festival) Jack Williams is a microbiologist from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center who investigates the ways bacteria change and react when producing biofuels. Take a virtual tour of a microbiology lab, to learn how scientists transform bacteria found in soil

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Ethanol, Petroleum and Ag Groups Express Support for Year-Round E15 Legislation

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter sent yesterday to U.S. Senate and House leadership, a broad coalition of energy and agriculture organizations called on Congress to quickly adopt legislation that would resolve inconsistent fuel volatility regulations. Specifically, the groups expressed support for legislation

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Hot Spots: The 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here are the 50 Hottest Project Development & Deployment Spots in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2022, as selected by the Digest’s editors. READ MORE

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States Are Vying for Money to Start ‘Hydrogen Hubs.’ What Are They?

by Robert Zullo (Wisconsin Examiner) Across the country, states are inking agreements with neighbors or striking out on their own to pursue billions in federal funding to set up “hydrogen hubs,” clustered centers for production, storage and use of the gas

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How Madison, WI Is Using Alternative Fuels to Achieve Lower Carbon Targets

by Jon Scharingson (Renewable Energy Group/League of Cities) ... Among a number of strategies to reduce emissions, improve resilience, and support green job creation, the plan also requires that all municipal vehicles run on 100% renewable resources and be carbon neutral

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UWO, Agra Energy Break Ground on Biogas-to-Liquid Fuel Project

by Natalie Johnson (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh/Biomass Magazine) Marked by a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 17, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh launched a new effort with biogas partner Agra Energy to build Wisconsin’s first commercial facility to turn dairy farm

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BOTTLE Project Outlines New Two-Step Process for Turning Mixed Plastic Waste into Valuable Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy) Combining chemical and biological processes is a promising new strategy for the valorization of mixed plastic waste, according to researchers from the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment (BOTTLE) Consortium. BOTTLE is a collaboration

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1.3-Million-Mile Evaluation Proves 100% Biodiesel Is Effective at Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Trucking

(Optimus Technologies)  ADM conducts a 16-month field trial equipping Class 8 Mack trucks with Optimus Technologies Vector System  --  The Vector System is an advanced fuel system technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to reduce carbon emissions by using 100%

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UWO Partnership with Agra Energy Yields New Facility to Convert Dairy Waste into Biofuel

(The Advance-Titan) Marked by a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh launched a new effort with biogas partner Agra Energy to build Wisconsin’s first commercial facility to turn dairy farm waste into renewable biofuel. The $20 million facility, located at

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Dane County to Expand Wisconsin RNG project

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Dane County, Wisconsin, has announced plans to increase the production capacity of its renewable natural gas (RNG) facility. The county also said it plans to capture carbon emissions from the gas plant itself. The RNG projects

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Policymakers and energy security hawks love fuel, but consumers love renewable chemicals that power the everyday applications in their lives — resins, solvents, nutraceuticals, intermediates to make fabrics, nylons, plastics, and more. There’s a dizzying

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Diesel and DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What’s up with the most exciting molecule in the bioeconomy as measured by capacity building? There are greenfield projects, refinery conversions, new technologies headed toward commercial, and the exciting arrival of DME at scale. What

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Measuring Up Corn Fiber Ethanol

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol made from corn fiber has a low carbon intensity and the potential to generate D3 RINs, but navigating the regulatory landscape to capture its fullest value can be complex.  --  Producing corn fiber

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1.3-Million-Mile Evaluation Proves 100% Biodiesel is Effective at Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Trucking

(Optimus Technologies)  ADM conducts a 16-month field trial equipping Class 8 Mack trucks with Optimus Technologies Vector System  --   The Vector System is an advanced fuel system technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to reduce carbon emissions by using 100%

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ACE Scholarship Program Announces 2022 Winners

(American Coalition for Ethanol) As the new school year gets underway, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) congratulates the 2022 scholarship recipients Heath Huschitt, Tyler Robert and Mallorie Schultz. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s Scholarship Program to help

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EPA Issues Fuel Waiver for Four States Impacted by Bp Refinery Shutdown

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  As part of the Federal Government’s response to a fire and shutdown at the Bp Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan today issued an emergency fuel waiver to help alleviate

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Liberty Completes Acquisition of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Platform and Partners on Hydrogen Hub Project

(Liberty/PR Newswire) Furthering net zero goals with four RNG sites in Wisconsin and hydrogen consortium in New York --  Liberty (RNG), LLC ("Liberty"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("AQN") (TSX: AQN) (NYSE: AQN) , announced today the recent completion

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City Of Madison Customer Story

(Optimus Technologies)  City of Madison's Fleet Superintendent, Mahanth Joishy, and the City's Sustainability & Resilience Manager, Jessica Price, talk about the Optimus Technologies Vector System pilot on 12 of Madison's fleet vehicles. The City of Madison, WI, is approaching 8M pounds

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Quest for Feedstock: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week on ABLC CONNECT, we networked and exchanged information about the world of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, and as part of the proceedings, we had the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel presentation. The slides are

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The Biogas Yield Explosion: Nature Energy’s 66% Higher Yields, 3 New US Projects and a New US CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... The biogas frenzy of course is a happier story. It seems every company in the world has discovered the virtues of decarbonization but few have mastered the logistics, global footprint, capital and technology to convert

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Novilla RNG Begins Construction at Trillium Hill Farm Project

(Novilla RNG/Biomass Magazine) Three Petals RNG LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Novilla Investment Holdings LLC, announced on July 12 the beginning of construction of its first dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) project at Trillium Hill Farm. The start of construction

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RFA: California Takes Big Step toward E15 Approval with Release of Emissions Study

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The state of California took an important step toward approving the use of cleaner, lower-cost E15 today (July 15, 2022) by releasing the results of a multi-year study of the fuel’s emissions impacts. The results of the study,

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ADM Ethanol Markets Lawsuit Dismissed

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Federal Judge Dismisses Ethanol Lawsuit Against Archer Daniels Midland --  A federal court in Illinois dismissed one of three ethanol market lawsuits against Archer Daniels Midland this week, outlining in an order that six ethanol

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UW-Madison Alternative Fuels Researcher Applies for Corn-to-Diesel Patent

by Jason Calvi (FOX 6 Milwaukee)  ... Inside University of Wisconsin-Madison labs, there is a possible breakthrough, something for which UW is seeking a patent. ... "It’s got to be a reality. It’s the only option we have. Because we know some day

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ABC Recognizes 55 Projects for Multi-Decade Digester Operation

(American Biogas Council/Biomass Magazine)  As renewable energy captures a greater share of U.S. energy and fuel production, the American Biogas Council is proud to recognize several anaerobic digester projects that have been pushing the industry forward in these ambitious efforts. Biogas

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Ohio Asks EPA for Permanent E15 Change

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) List of Midwest States Seeking E15 Rulemaking Grows to Nine With Ohio Request -- Add Ohio to a list of Midwest states that are asking the EPA to make a permanent change to allow year-round

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Red Rock Biofuels Holdings, Inc. Awarded U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant

(Red Rock Biofuels/Business Wire) Award funds Red Rock Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (“Red Rock”) to Convert Post-Fire Charred Waste Woody Biomass to Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Renewable Diesel --  Red Rock is pleased to announce that it has received a Wood Innovations

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SAF Production Expands for a Low-Carbon Future

by Scott Jenkins (Chemical Engineering Magazine)  ... The current environmental and geopolitical situation is prompting petroleum refiners across the globe to evaluate their assets and explore how to adapt to a carbon-constrained future, and one in which the negative climate effects

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RFA Calls on EPA to Remove Controversial Studies from Peer Reviewed Congressional Process

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, a recent, highly publicized report led by Tyler Lark of the University of Wisconsin attacking the Renewable Fuel Standard is “more problematic than what we initially evaluated to be the case,” according to a new review

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A Fuel Switch for Future Farms

by John Blum (Marquette University) A new combustion system for engines allows heavy-duty farm equipment normally powered by diesel fuel to run on gasoline and ethanol, without sacrificing performance. -- Having grown up working on his uncle’s farm and in

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U.S. Governors Seek to Expand Sales of Higher-Ethanol Gasoline Blend

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) U.S. governors from eight Midwest states, many of which are major corn producers, asked the Biden administration on Thursday to apply rules that would allow gasoline blended with a higher level of ethanol to be sold year-round

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US: Dane County Marks Earth Week with 100th Vehicle Running on BioCNG

(Dane County/NGV Journal) Dane County has acquired its 100th vehicle that runs on renewable natural gas. The announcement comes as the county celebrates Earth Week and recognizes the investments it has made over the last decade to transition to alternative fuels. By

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EnTech Solutions, Northern Biogas, Dane County Support Sustainable Communities with Agricultural Biodigester

(EnTech Solutions) Organizations Unveil Completed Facility Powered by Clean Energy as Part of Earth Day Commemoration -- With the support of leadership from Dane County, Wisconsin, EnTech Solutions, a full-service clean energy solutions provider, has partnered with Northern Biogas, a fully-funded renewable natural

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Ethanol under Attack and Creating Strange Bedfellows

by Damian Mason (The Business of Agriculture) In February of 2022 a “study” caught wide media attention (as it was designed by its sponsors to specifically do). The study, commissioned by National Wildlife Fund, found that corn ethanol is worse

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Corn Leader Says Ethanol Can Easily Displace Russian Imports

(Brownfield Ag News) A Wisconsin corn grower who also works to promote more ethanol use says the return of the summertime E15 waiver is good news for everyone. Tom Gillis is on the Wisconsin Corn Board and the NCGA Ethanol Action

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STUDY–a 5-letter word for EARTH MONTH.

Advanced Biofuels USA, a nonprofit educational organization HELPS students STUDY how to defossilize transportation and OTHER energy use. Here’s an example from students in Wisconsin: https://advancedbiofuelsusa.info/seventh-grade-environmental-issues-project-students-use-advanced-biofuels-usa-resources/   Each day throughout EARTH MONTH in 2022, Advanced Biofuels USA will highlight one or more

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EPA's Snyder: E15 Work Underway EPA Ag Adviser Tells Ethanol Producers Agency Working with States to Restore E15

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  With the start of the summer driving season fast approaching and year-round E15 sales no longer an option, EPA's Rod Snyder said on Thursday the agency continues to work to restore those sales. Snyder, who is

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Kohler Engines Approves Use of HVO for All Its Diesel Engines in Europe

(Kohler)  It’s full speed ahead for Kohler Engines and its commitment to lessen the environmental impact of its engines. The company recently approved use of EN15940- compliant Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils, or HVOs, for all its diesel engines – either pure

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ETHANOL Outlook Sunny; Try Again

by Geogg Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Minneapolis Star Tribune) Contrary to the assertions of the March 13 article "Ethanol's emissions clouding its benefits," ethanol's environmental benefits are as clear as the blue sky on a cloudless, sunny day. While the article correctly mentions that

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50 Hottest Projects in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) On Day 2 of ABLC in Washington, DC, The Digest announced the 50 Hottest Projects in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2022. This year, the focus was on advanced bioeconomy manufacturing sites, completed or in development, at pilot,

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Growth Energy Calls on DOE to Set the Record Straight on Anti-Ethanol Study

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm calling on the department to address the most recent inaccurate and misleading study by Tyler Lark and others that claims to have been partially

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Grassley and Ernst Call on Biden to Unleash Iowa Biofuel Immediately as Gas Prices Hit Record High, U.S. Bans Russian Oil

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  Iowa senators introduce bipartisan legislation to open up the use of clean, American-made renewable fuels that are available right now to replace banned Russian oil  -- As gas prices hit all-time record highs, Sens. Chuck Grassley

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Optimus Technologies and Renewable Energy Group Implement B100 Technology to Help City of Madison Reach Sustainability Goals

(Optimus Technologies) Use of 100% Biodiesel Will Help Fleet Reach Net Zero Target  -- The City of Madison, Wisconsin will soon be seeing emissions reductions after converting 17 of their fleet vehicles to operate on 100% biodiesel, thanks to their partnership

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Growth Energy Submits RVO Comments to Debunk Anti-ethanol Study

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Yesterday, Growth Energy submitted supplemental comments to the U.S. EPA responding to erroneous comments from others on the environmental, economic, and compliance impacts of EPA’s proposed 2020, 2021, and 2022 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard

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Ethanol Producer Not Optimistic about E15 "Policy Failure" Getting Fixed before Summer

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News)  ...  Erik Huschitt with Badger State Ethanol in Monroe, Wisconsin tells Brownfield America had the one-pound waiver approved by the prior administration, “And then, we have a change in the Supreme Court level that doesn’t

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Optimizing for Carbon Storage: A New Model for Biorefineries

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) Biorefinery profitability scale with a carbon credit in cases of (A) no capture, (B) capture from fermentation, (C) capture from fermentation and biogas, and (E) full capture from fermentation and biogas, with exactly enough capture from

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