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  • Biofuels Digest Index edges up to 69.03 as ethanol equities gain favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, edged up 0.35 percent to 69.03 as ethanol equities gained. For the day, Cosan (CZZ) jumped 8.55 percent to $9.52, while Gevo (GEVO) climbed 4.85 percent to $0.45. Among other equities, Solazyme (SZYM) slid...
  • 4 minutes with…Ben Thorp, Chairman, Bioenergy Deployment Consortium favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. BDC role is to track, validate, and evaluate deployments and business strategies that promote the bio economy by gaining more value from biomass. Tell us about your role and what you are focused...
  • 5 Minutes with Novozymes North America president Adam Monroe on the EPA and the Renewable Fuel Standard favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - We look at EPA delays on RFS, the consequences, the hoped-for silver lining, fueling infrastructure at the heart of the dispute, and the RFS’ strategic intent. Have no doubt about it, the troubles with the United States’ Renewable Fuel Standard has very little to do...
  • The 2014 RFS Rule Left Out in the Cold favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, BIO; Head, Industrial & Environmental Section EPA’s November surprise is as big a shock to the system as this year’s early arrival of cold weather. The decision not to finalize a 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) merely...
  • The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 11/24/14: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Digest’s Dashboard is a convenient “news you can use” 5-Minute summary of current markets including key commodity prices, relevant futures, bioenergy-related stocks, and historical equities data. Latest prices – key commodities. Most recent commodity closing prices, and price changes, for NYMEX’s crude oil, Brent Crude,...
  • Vitruvian Energy crowdfunding to make EEB, a trashy biofuel favicon Autoblog Green (2 days ago) - Filed under: Biodiesel, Emerging Technologies, Ethanol, Pontiac, Videos When sewage is treated at a wastewater treatment facility, biosolids are the byproduct. After being separated from the water, biosolids are usually sent to a landfill or incinerated. That doesn't mean that they're without value, however. Vitruvian...
  • Recharge Wrap-up: Couple wins Toyota Mirai; Tesla Gigafactory wages reported favicon Autoblog Green (2 days ago) - Filed under: Biodiesel, Hydrogen, Toyota, Tesla Motors, LA Auto Show A couple who won a Toyota Mirai at the Los Angeles Auto Show are among the first people to own the new fuel-cell sedan. Marianne Ellis bought the winning ticket - auctioned off by the...
  • Hear Biofuels Reps Talk About RFS Delay favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - Biofuels industry representatives spent Friday afternoon fielding calls from reporters to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency decision to put off finalizing 2014 volume standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard program until next year. Domestic Fuel caught up with four of the industry groups, starting...
  • Ethanol Report on RFS Delay favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - As the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it will be next year before 2014 volume standards can be finalized, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) offered comments on behalf of the industry on the development. In this Ethanol Report, RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen...
  • EPA Abandons Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2014 favicon Renewable Energy World (3 days ago) - In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations until 2015....
  • EPA Delay Continues Uncertainty for Biodiesel favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - The biodiesel industry and soybean growers weighed in on the EPA decision today to delay 2014 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “This Administration says over and over that it supports biodiesel, yet its actions with these repeated delays are undermining the industry,”...
  • Big Data Coalition May Ease Privacy Concerns favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do you think the new coalition agreement addresses ag data privacy concerns?” Time will tell if the big data coalition will ease the minds of concerned growers when it comes to privacy and security issues. However, the majority of...
  • EPA Delays Final RFS Rules favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Notice of Delay today to be published in the Federal Register announcing they will not be finalizing the the 2014 applicable percentage of standards under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year. They also announced that...
  • Ethanol Industry Reacts to EPA Delay favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - The ethanol industry wasted no time today in reacting to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that final 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard will be put off until next year. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president Bob Dinneen calls it “a cloud of uncertainty...
  • EPA Decision Impacts Advanced Biofuels favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to hold off on issuing a final rule for 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continues the atmosphere of uncertainty for the advanced biofuel industry, according to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). “We appreciate that EPA will...
  • RFS Announcement: A Cloud of Uncertainty with a Silver Lining favicon Renewable Fuels Association (3 days ago) - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it is delaying finalization of the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) until 2015. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, released the following statement: “Deciding not to decide...
  • AEC: New Path on RFS Makes Sense favicon Renewable Fuels Association (3 days ago) - WASHINGTON — Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) Executive Director Brooke Coleman released the following statement today in response to the Obama Administration’s decision not to act immediately on the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Required Volume Obligation (RVO): “Pulling back on the 2014 RFS rule is...
  • EPA abandons RFS rulemaking for 2014 favicon Biofuels Digest (3 days ago) - In Washington, the U.S. EPA announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Renewable Volume Obligations until 2015. The proposed 2014 rule ran into a steamroller of opposition from renewable fuel groups, who said the proposed rule substantially cutting biofuels targets...
  • Sullivan Solar Shines with Technology favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - Sullivan Solar was one of the test partners for Google Glass and the first solar company to test the technology and its possible applications for the industry. From there, the company developed business app using the Intuit QuickBase platfrom. Now they are demonstrating their latest...
  • Biogas at Home: A Renewable No-Brainer favicon Renewable Energy World (3 days ago) - Germany is the leading producer of biogas in the developed world, with 8,700 biogas plants with 3,400 MW of installed electric generation capacity. The United States lags far behind with less than 450 plants with 175 MW of capacity. Sweden has an even smaller number...
  • REG Cuts Ribbon on Louisiana Renewable Diesel Plant favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group celebrated this week the grand opening of its renewable diesel plant in Louisiana. This company news release says the Geismar biorefinery is now producing renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) in commercial-scale quantities. The event marked the successful start-up of the 75-million gallon...
  • Biodiesel Board Picks Leadership favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has picked five returning governing board members and two new members to serve in leadership roles. “Biodiesel has faced many challenges but with strong leadership from among all sectors of the industry we are in a position as an organization...
  • Energy Vision Hands Out Leadership Awards favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - Some real energy leaders have been recognized for their innovations in scaling up renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel made from organic waste such as food, farm and yard waste and wastewater treatment products. This news release from Energy Vision, a national non-profit analyzing and...
  • Indonesia’s president asks EU president directly to lower trade barriers favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Indonesia, the country’s president has asked the outgoing European Commission president specifically to help lower the barriers against his country’s palm oil products, primarily to help support farmers benefit from export trade. Palm oil exports accounted for more than 10% of the country’s overall...
  • Spanish researchers boost energy crop yields with sewage sludge favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Spain, researchers from the Universidad PolitĂ©cnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy crop fertilizers. The Agroenergy Group from the Universidad PolitĂ©cnica de Madrid (UPM) and researchers of...
  • Poo-powered bus hits the road in the UK favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In the UK, the country’s first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo has taken to the road which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport – cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus, which runs...
  • Bloomberg says corn-based RINs at highest since Aug. 17 favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In New York state, Bloomberg says corn-based RINs jumped to 53.5 cents, up 13% and the highest seen since Aug. 17. Rail congestion keeping ethanol in the Midwest along with the EPA’s delays in unveiling the 2014 RFS blending mandates are boosting RIN prices. Export demand...
  • Mendota Bioenergy pilot project to commission in December favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In California, construction is underway at the pilot plant Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative is building to produce ethanol from beets. The pilot plant should be commissioned in December and run for nine months before it pushes to scale up to 15 million gallons annually...
  • UNICA says October hydrous ethanol sales were up 3.51% on year favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Brazil, UNICA says hydrous ethanol sales into Brazil’s domestic market by producers in Brazil’s South Central region totaled 1.31 billion liters in October, an increase of 3.51% versus October 2013 (1.26 billion liters). Sales of anhydrous ethanol into Brazil’s domestic market also were up,...
  • Europe’s crush spreads running negative despite lower wheat prices favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Europe, crush spreads are far below where they were in 2013, even though wheat prices are around 15% lower than last year. The challenge has been the low ethanol prices that have dominated the region in 2014, some EUR135.18 per cubic meter lower.  That...

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