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  • Recharge Wrap-up: EV torque secrets, UC Davis maps future of biofuels favicon Autoblog Green (Today) - Filed under: Biodiesel, Emerging Technologies, Ethanol, EV/Plug-in, Chevrolet, Fiat, Racing A UC Davis white paper maps out "Three Routes Forward for Biofuels," balancing investment risk with carbon benefits. The first option is "incremental," in which we tinker with the existing biofuel manufacturing infrastructure for small...
  • NASCAR Races 6 Million Miles on E15 favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - On Sunday, July 20, 2014 NASCAR drivers raced at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, Indiana and hit a historic milestone – 6 million miles raced using Sunoco Green E15. The feat was three years in the making and took place at one of the most famous...
  • RFA to DOE: Update Your E85 Data! favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Today) - (July 25, 2014) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) pointed to the vast underrepresentation of E85 stations in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) database and implored DOE to accurately account for all stations selling E85. RFA uncovered...
  • ACE Announces Final Ethanol Conference Agenda favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - The 27th annual Ethanol Conference agenda is set and will include an update on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from the Environmental Protection Agency. The event is taking place August 4-6, 2014 in Minneapolis. In addition to the RFS update, Paul Machiele, director for fuel...
  • As US Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Focused on States and Cities favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - Clean Edge’s recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others. As has been the case in recent years — even with encouraging national-level initiatives from...
  • White House Gathers Senate Dems on RFS Proposal favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - In what could be seen as a sign that an unpopular decision is about to be rendered by the Obama Administration on ethanol and biodiesel, a select group of Senate Democrats have met with the White House. The Hill reports White House adviser John Podesta...
  • Kansas Ethanol Plant to Add Renewable Diesel Ops favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - A Kansas ethanol maker is going to integrate a renewable diesel operation into its facility. East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE) says it will soon start building and hopes to complete construction within about a year of the 3 million gallon per year facility at its...
  • Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference – ABLCNext 2014 – agenda released – favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In Florida, the agenda has been announced for the annual west coast version of the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, ABLCNext 2014, which will be held in San Francisco, November 10-12, 2014. Get the speaker, session, registration details by clicking here.  Conference highlights NEXTStore. We’re building NEXTStore: The...
  • Ethanol industry fires back at DOT ethanol rail proposal favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the ethanol industry is hitting back at the DOT’s proposal to require tighter regulations on transporting ethanol and oil by railcar, saying that the two are completely different fuels with very different levels of volatility. The RFA and the IRFA say treating the...
  • Purdue researchers look at spinach as biofuel feedstock favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Indiana, Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. ...
  • RIN fraudster to pay up to $6 million and 69 years in prison favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Nevada, the Australian indicted in federal court for $41 million-worth of RIN fraud equating to two counts of wire fraud and one count each of conspiracy, conspiracy to engage in money laundering and making false statements under the Clean Air Act, has pleaded guilty...
  • Nine people in UK arrested on fuel tax fraud favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the UK, nine people were arrested for allegedly selling kerosene and biodiesel as duty-paid road diesel, a scheme which netted GBP3 million. The sting took place in Sussex, Kent, East London, Hampshire and Somerset after raids by 170 HM Revenue and Customs officers. ...
  • US Grains Council teams with RFA, Growth Energy and FAS on ethanol favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the US Grains Council has teamed with the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the Foreign Agriculture Service to promote US ethanol exports and are working on developing a joint strategy for implementation next year. Currently they are looking to asses markets with...
  • 24-7 Van Lines upgrades entire fleet to biodiesel engines favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, 24-7 Van Lines announced that their entire fleet has been upgraded with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly bio-diesel engines. The engines burn cleaner than standard diesel engines and also increase the mile-per-gallon ratio, thus reducing the cost of moving—a savings that is...
  • Global Biomass Power Generation market seen growing 7% CAGR through 2018 favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the US, Global Biomass Power Generation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.06 percent over the period 2013-2018. Global Biomass Power Generation Market 2014-2018 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. The analysts forecast the Global Biomass Power Generation market...
  • Vessels loads 40,000 m3 of ethanol in Houston heading for Brazil favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Texas, a vessel is being loaded with 40,000 cubic meters of ethanol in Houston destined for Brazil’s Suape port. Brazil’s ICMS state tax is currently being waived on ethanol imports going into the north and northeastern states of Pernambuco and Paraiba before Aug. 15....
  • Lesaffre acquires Butalco: will the race for sustainable butanol ever be the same? favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - We look at why yeast giant Lesaffre acquired this development-stage Swiss company and its yeast enhancement technology. And how that may affect the competitive landscape in the search for cellulosic options. Plus, a 7-Slide, 3 Minute Tour of the technology and its promise. From Switzerland...
  • Biofuels Digest Index slips to 81.20 as chemicals slide favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, slipped 0.66 percent to 81.20 as chemicals slid. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) fell 2.98 percent to $3.58, while BioAmber (BIOA) retreated 6/09 percent to $12.65. Among other equities, Sacom (SAM.MI) rebounded 5.60 percent...
  • Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, ABLCNext 2014 website launches, agenda released – favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Florida, the website and networking hun for the 2014 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, ABLC Next, launched today. ABLCNext will be held in San Francisco, November 10-12, 2014. Get the speaker, session, registration details by clicking here.    Conference highlights NEXTStore. We’re building NEXTStore: The...
  • Researchers find “Three Routes Forward for Biofuels” favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - From California, we heard of a study just released  by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis — “Three Routes Forward for Biofuels,” that helps chart a new path toward the sustainable use of biofuels as a low-carbon, renewable fuel source. The study identifies...
  • EU Approves UK Payments for Renewables, Capacity Guarantees favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - The European Commission approved the U.K. government’s renewable energy contracts and so-called capacity payments, saying the program that benefits power plants complies with state-aid rules....
  • Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ‘freeze’ on the state’s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving Ohio backward as other states move forward, developing job-creating  CO2-neutral/CO2-light, clean renewable energy. This new state law freezes economic...
  • U.K. Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur low-carbon electricity....
  • Rwanda Set to Commission Solar Plant favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The first utility-scale solar PV power plant is set to go online in early August 2014 in East Africa. The 8.5 MWp solar farm will be commissioned by the Government of Rwanda and is currently in its testing phase. Today less than one in five...
  • Spinach May Be Powerful Fuel for Biofuels favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Spinach may have super strength to unlock some of the mysteries of biofuel production. Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to...
  • USDA Selects 36 Energy Facilities for Biomass Deliveries favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries as part of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). Biomass owners who supply these bioenergy facilities may qualify for BCAP delivery assistance beginning July 28, 2014....
  • Cellulosic Ethanol – Innovation at it’s Finest favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What are your thoughts on cellulosic ethanol?” As the possibility of cellulosic ethanol grows it looks like popularity will as well. We may be far from buying it at the pump, but people still seem to be excited about...
  • Ethanol Rolls into Sturgis favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Yesterday) - (July 24, 2014) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will partner with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip campground to host the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally set to take place Aug. 4–10. Approximately 500,000 motorcyclists from all over the world gather in Sturgis, S.D.,...
  • Grains Council Working on Ethanol Exports favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is working on promoting exports of U.S. ethanol through a partnership between USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). “We’ve been working since late March, early April to determine which markets we’re going to do...
  • “Climate of Opportunity” Theme for Biofuels Conference favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Some biofuels producers have had some profitable times in the last couple of years, and an upcoming conference will give attendees information on how to take advantage of the opportunities put before them. Nationally known accounting and consulting firm Christianson & Associates will host its...

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