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  • Ukraine Seeks Renewable Energy Investors to Loosen Russia’s Grip favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - Ukrainian officials say they’ve found a way to protect the nation from Russia: Go green. ...
  • Top 10 Trends in Brazil Biofuels for 2014 favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - Brazil’s on the move on a number of fronts — sales, diversification of products and feedstocks, and even in engine development. Let’s look at the Top 10 Trends....
  • Solena Fuels chooses site in Essex for aviation biofuel facility favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In the UK, British Airways and Solena Fuels have chosen Thurrock, Essex for its MSW-to-aviation biofuels project that will produce 120,000 metric tons of fuel annually from 2017. BA has commited to buy 50,000 tons of the fuel that will be made from 575,000 tons...
  • EPA taking comments on ADM’s carbon sequester plan at Illinois ethanol plant favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Illinois, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment on a proposed permit that would allow Archer Daniels Midland to inject carbon dioxide deep underground at a facility in Decatur, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of...
  • USDA researchers simplify pyrolysis process favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Pennsylvania, innovations at the USDA are bringing researchers one step closer to developing “green” biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets. The researchers modified the standard pyrolysis process by gradually replacing nitrogen gas...
  • Solana Fuels chooses site in Essex for aviation biofuel facility favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the UK, British Airways and Solana Fuels have chosen Thurrock, Essex for its MSW-to-aviation biofuels project that will produce 120,000 metric tons of fuel annually from 2017. BA has commited to buy 50,000 tons of the fuel that will be made from 575,000 tons...
  • NASA to host briefing on alternative fuels for flight favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, news media representatives are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s hangar in Palmdale, Calif., and the center’s main campus at Edwards Air Force Base on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. A morning briefing will focus on the Alternative Fuel Effects on...
  • Maine approves $16 million bond for Thermogen start-up project favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Maine, the state’s Finance Authority has approved a $16 million bond to start-up Thermogen for a $140 million project that will produce black wood pellet used primarily by power plants in Europe. The company, who had sought $25 million that was approved last fall...
  • Marine Stewardship Council developing sustainability standard for algae favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the UK, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to include various groups of wild multicellular algae, commonly referred to as seaweed. With global seaweed fishery production increasing, and demand for...
  • ISO developing 60 standards for solid biofuels favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Switzerland, with the ISO 17225 series, the International Standards Organization is preparing almost 60 International Standards for solid biofuels on graded wood pellets, graded wood briquettes, graded wood chips, graded non-woody pellets, thermally treated and densified biomass fuels, etc. It comprises definition and classification standards...
  • Minnesota orders to ethanol plant owners to pay $10,000 fine favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Minnesota, the state’s pollution control agency says the new owners of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake, Buffalo Lake Advanced Biofuels, must pay the $10,000 fine for the 2012 wastewater violation. At the time, the plant was owned by Purified Renewable Energy but that...
  • Liquid Light: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Liquid Light develops electrocatalytic technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally abundant carbon dioxide (CO2).  Licensees benefit from a lower cost of production and can reduce their carbon footprint. Liquid Light is funded by BP Ventures, Redpoint, Osage University, VantagePoint and Chrysalix, and now...
  • Brazil: Biofuels Digest’s 10 Top Trends for 2014 favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - After the inter-harvest season — what’s up in the Big South? Brazil’s on the move on a number of fronts — sales, diversification of products and feedstocks, and even in engine development. Let’s look at the Top 10 Trends. 1. Feedstock diversification. If you thought...
  • Biofuels Digest Index climbs to 78.10 as ethanol equities rally favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, climbed 0.68 percent to 78.10 as ethanol equities rallied.  For the day, Biofuel Energy (BIOF) soared 27.39 percent to $7.72, while Gevo (GEVO) rebounded 12.45 percent to $0.93. Among other equities, Ceres (CERE) slumped...
  • Hope to find a Koenigsegg on Easter favicon Awake at the Wheel (Yesterday) - The only egg I want to find in my Easter basket is a Koenigsegg supercar—specifically, the CCXR or the new One:1. Not to be picky, but both of these ultra-performance vehicles run on E85 or E100. And what’s a sports car … Continue reading →...
  • Biofuel Groups Oppose RFS Delay Request favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Leading biofuel industry groups are opposing a delay requested by petroleum industry in a 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard case. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Growth Energy together filed a joint response yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells Soon to Power Forklifts favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Forklifts may soon be powered by zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems. Research being conducted by Sandia National Laboratory and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC) are looking to design a solid-state hydrogen storage system that can refuel at low pressure four to five times faster than it...
  • Leading Biofuel Groups Oppose Delay Requested by Petroleum Industry in 2013 RFS Case favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Yesterday) - (April 17, 2014) WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Growth Energy yesterday filed a joint response in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in opposition to the American Petroleum Institute’s and American Fuel &...
  • Building approval gained for Georgia ethanol transfer facility favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Georgia, the Gwinnet County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to install ethanol storage tanks for an ethanol storage facility in Dacula and construction is set to begin shortly following the issuing of development permits. The facility will allow ethanol transfer from rail...
  • Characterizing Photosynthesis to Help Biodiesel favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Researchers in California have found a faster way to figure out more of the secrets of photosynthesis, and that could lead to new strains of algae better for biodiesel. Officials with the Carnegie Institution for Science say they have developed a new technique that will...
  • Incbio Delivers Biodiesel Plant for Tunisia favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Portuguese biodiesel equipment maker Incbio has delivered an 8,000MT per year Biodiesel plant to Tunisia. This company news release says Biokast Energy will operate the fully automated industrial ultrasonic biodiesel plant in North Africa. It uses Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors to produce EN14214 Biodiesel from Used...
  • GRFA says IPCC report negates ILUC modeling favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Canada, the GRFA says the IPCC report released on Sunday contained a significant finding regarding Indirect Land Use Change, an attempt to predict future land use patterns globally. The report stated that “These estimates of global LUC (Land Use Change) are highly uncertain, unobservable,...
  • Brazilian ethanol sales reached a record 23.07 billion liters in 2013/14 favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Brazil, domestic ethanol sales during 2013/14 reached an all-time high of 23.07 billion liters, compared to 18.68 billion liters during the previous season. Hydrous ethanol sales saw more than a 16% increase while anhydrous sales jumped nearly 36%. ...
  • Iowa grants $125,000 each to two gas stations for blender pumps favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Iowa, Creston-based Farmers Cooperative and Oak Street Station in Inwood will each receive $125,000 state grants to help install blender pumps. Iowa State University will also do research at the two sites to gauge consumer response to the availability of up E10-E30 and E85...
  • Roxol Bioenergy’s ethanol production soars 558% on year favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the Philippines, Roxol Bioenergy’s ethanol production increased nearly six-fold during the first two quarters of 2014 following repairs undertaken last year. Production soared between October 2013 and March 2014 to 15.07 million liters from 2.29 million liters during the same period the year before....
  • Pacific Ethanol pays off the rest of its corporate debt favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, Pacific Ethanol announced it has retired in full its $22.2 million in original principal amount of senior unsecured notes by repaying the remaining principal balance of less than $1.0 million. Neil Koehler, the company’s president and CEO, stated: “With the retirement of our...
  • Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – Bioindustrial Innovation Canada launched favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Canada, the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance and Ontario’s Bioindustrial Innovation Centre — who jointly developed Sarnia as a renewable chemicals hub, have consolidated into Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. Murray McLaughlin, former SCA executive director, will be the executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. The consolidated organization...
  • Biofuels Digest Index rebounds to 77.57 on ethanol gains favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, rebounded 2.44 percent to 77.57 as ethanol equities advanced.  For the day, Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) climbed 4.31 percent to $29.02, while Amyris (AMRS) jumped 5.68 percent to $3.35. Among other equities, Codexis...
  • Praj Industries: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Praj has adopted a new identity in line with its future growth strategy. Over the past 3 decades, Praj has transformed itself from being a single business sector company of Ethanol Solutions to multiple business organization, providing solutions for brewery, water & wastewater, process equipment &...
  • Primus Green Energy: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Primus’ liquid fuel synthesis technology is a proprietary low cost  process to convert syngas to gasoline, jet fuel and aromatic chemicals directly, without the need for further treatment. The result is a highly efficient process, producing approximately 5 gallons of drop-in transportation fuels per mmBTU of natural...

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