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  • Simplifying Propane Autogas Dispensers favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - 2014 World LP Gas Forum Photo Album One of the keys to getting more propane-powered vehicles on the road is getting more propane autogas fueling infrastructure and making it safe and simple for users. Superior Energy Systems offers a whole line of autogas dispensing systems...
  • GDA Commissions Geothermal Plant in Indonesia favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - The Ulumbu 2 x 2.5 MW Geothermal Power Plant, located in Indonesia, has been commissioned and is now providing base load power for the local grid. The project was designed and developed by Geothermal Development Associates (GDA) who also provided major equipment including the steam turbine...
  • NC State Breaks Down Cell Walls favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - According to Quanzi Li, the greatest barrier to producing biofuels is from stubborn plant cell walls that resist being broken down into biofuel ingredients. Li is the lead author of a paper published in Plant Biotechnology Journal about North Carolina (NC) State’s Forest Biotechnology Group...
  • Canadian Youth Speak Out For Wind favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - The winners of the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Power of Wind contest were announced during the association’s 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec this week. The contest is launched each year during Global Wind Day (June 15, 2015) to bring positive attention...
  • Virginia to Get New Enymatic Biodiesel Refinery favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Virginia will soon be home to a new enzymatic biodiesel production facility. In this news release from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office, Appalachian Biofuels LLC says it will invest $3.5 million in the new production facility that will process multiple waste feedstock material and refine it...
  • PERC Names Top Propane Autogas Green Fleet favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Chicago-based Alpha Baking Company received this year’s Propane Autogas Fleet award from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) at the annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois this week. The award honors one public or private fleet every year for leadership in...
  • Latest School Fundraiser: Biodiesel favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Tired of buying lop-sided candles or ugly wrapping paper just because you want to help your school make a few bucks? Well, maybe you can do like another school in North Carolina is doing in this story from WNCT-TV and sign up for the Biodiesel...
  • EIA says exports pushed down stocks despite higher production favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that a steady stream of ethanol exports has dragged down stocks nationwide to a five-week low. Stocks hit 17.039 million barrels, down 901,000 barrels the end of last week. Production soared to 937,000 barrels per day, up 40,000...
  • Philippines needs to import 2/3 of ethanol mandate this year favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the Philippines, the USDA estimates the island archipelago will need to import 200 million liters of ethanol to compliment the 100 million liters of local production in order to reach this year’s blending mandate. Without significant increases in investment, by 2020 when the E20...
  • Biofuels Digest Index edges up to 69.41 as large caps gain favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, edged up 0.35 percent to 69.41 as large caps gained. For the day, Sacom (SAM.MI) plunged 9.39 percent to $3.01, while Dyadic (DYAI) dropped 4.40 percent to $1.52. Among other equities, Gevo (GEVO) slipped...
  • LCFS in Washington state would boost fuel prices 2 cents a gallon by 2020 favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington state, consultants have determined that the implementation of a proposed clean fuel standard would increase the price of fuel by 2 cents per gallon by 2020. The analysis outlines a variety of policy options, their costs and the investment required to implement the...
  • North Carolina research breaking down cell walls favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In North Carolina, researchers are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make ethanol. NC State’s Forest Biotechnology Group, which has been responsible for several research milestones published this...
  • More corn farmers line up to sue Syngenta over China’s DDGS ban favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Illinois, more corn farmers have sued Syngenta over their GMO corn that is banned in China, the main import market for DDGS. The case filed in federal court in Chicago follows on the heels of another case where Cargill filed a $90 million claim...
  • US estimates gasoline energy content fell 3% in 20 years due to ethanol favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the Energy Information Agency has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their...
  • Critics respond to study claiming poor GHG performance of cellulosic biofuels favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the UK, a slew of critical responses to a study published earlier this year by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the same journal where the controversial research claimed cellulosic biofuels don’t stack up as...
  • India to invest $150 million in ethanol ethylene in Egypt favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Egypt, India’s Sanmar group plans to invest $150 million in a 60,000 metric ton per year green ethylene facility that will use ethanol as feedstock. It is part of phase two investments at its chemicals complex in Port Said.   ...
  • 4 Minutes With…Ashok Mathur, Director Corporate Commercialization, Matheson favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Industrial gas company with strong interest in supporting and investing in bio-based emerging companies in industrial commercialization. Very interested in processes that use oxygen, hydrogen, CO2 and other industrial gases as process feed...
  • DOE highlights algae for targeted research grants favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the US Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced nine topics and 26 new subtopics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will help small businesses develop and deliver market-driven clean energy technologies. DOE...
  • Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon: Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Novozymes, Shell, BP, Clariant, Green Plains and Pacific Ethanol report — what’s the trend, what’s new, what’s troubling? The Digest looks into the results. In the first half of November we will be hearing from a slew of companies regarding Q3 earnings — but earnings...
  • EIA Lowers Energy Content of Gas favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - “EIA has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their share of total gasoline volumes...
  • Promoting American Ethanol Texas Style favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - They say that everything is bigger in Texas so it’s appropriate that one of the largest E15 promotions of the year will be held this weekend about the benefits of American Ethanol for NASCAR fans at the Texas Motor Speedway. “We have done 12 major...
  • PERC Debuts New Videos at World LPG Forum favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a series of online videos with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The videos debuted to an international crowd at the 2014 World LP Gas Forum in Miami, where...
  • Study: Biodiesel in Buses Cuts Pollution favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - A new study shows that biodiesel used in buses cuts down on the amount of air pollution compared to buses using more conventional diesel. This news release from the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC), a coalition of nine university transportation centers led by the...
  • Group Wants Same Exemptions for Biodiesel that Oil Gets favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - A group that advocates for organizations engaged in biobased chemistries wants the government to give biodiesel the same environmental reporting exemptions that petroleum enjoys. The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG) petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be...
  • Australia’s Biofuels Association seeks bleak future due to instable policy favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In Australia, the country’s Biofuels Association says that by 2018, biodiesel won’t be economically viable anymore following the national government’s move in May to impose an excise tax on the fuel from July 1, 2016. Biodiesel is more expensive to produce in Australia and competes...
  • Rutger students develop user-friendly model to predict engineered organisms favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In New Jersey, students at Rutgers-Camden have developed a new software tool called MOST (Metabolic Optimization and Simulation Tool) to create mathematical models of organisms to better predict how they can be engineered to produce desirable products, such as biofuels. The program is similar to...
  • Swiss supermarket chain buys more than 50 Scania biodiesel trucks favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In Switzerland, supermarket chain Coop is taking delivery of more than 50 Scania biodiesel trucks as part of an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral by 2023. The chain says the move has nothing to do with cultivating a green image and everything to with...
  • Euronext announces rapeseed derivatives program to support industry favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In France, Euronext announced the launch on November 14 of a full Rapeseed derivatives solution. The only product of its type to include such a wide range of products, it will allow the industry to trade individual futures and options contracts for rapeseed grain, meal...
  • Green Plains sets ethanol production record that quadrupled net income favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In Nebraska, Green Plains produced a record volume of ethanol during the third quarter at 246.9 million gallons, which led to a four-fold increase in net income of $41.7 million. The company expects strong crush margins as well as strong demand for ethanol globally to...
  • Biobased group petitions EPA to level playing field for biodiesel favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In Washington, on October 21, 2014, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) submitted petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be granted the same Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) exemptions that petroleum-based diesel manufacturers already receive. BRAG made...

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