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  • Biofuels Digest Index bounces up to 61.00 as enzyme equities advance favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, bounced up 2.01 percent to 61.00 as enzyme equities advanced. For the day, Neste Oil (NTOIF) soared 10.07 percent to $27.00, while Aben, up 9,48 percent to $2.31, while Abengoa (ABGB) jumped 6.98 percent...
  • Virent: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - Virent is in the business of replacing crude oil by applying clever chemistry to create the fuels and chemicals the world demands using a wide range of naturally-occurring, renewable resources. Virent’s patented technology features catalytic chemistry to convert plant-based sugars into a full range of...
  • World’s largest oil refinery adds algae demonstration project favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - Reliance Industries taps Algenol, completes algae production system; producing algae from CO2 recycled from industrial processes; could later demonstrate the fuels production capabilities of Algenol’s advanced fuel producing algae and systems.  In India, Algenol and Reliance Industries have successfully deployed India’s first Algenol algae...
  • “Faces” debuts: new original series on the advanced bioeconomy favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - The Digest’s first original series, Faces, debuts episode #1 for online viewing and download. More new episodes and new programs to come. In Florida, the Digest debuts online today episode #1 of its first original series —  the one-to-one interview program Faces. It’s here. Episode...
  • Solar Net Metering Ends in Cali favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Net metering in California is ending and solar customers are not happy. The billing arrangement that allows solar owners full retail credit for the energy they put back on the grid (aka net metering) is ending so consumers and businesses who wait until summer to...
  • First RFS Education Ad in Des Moines favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - After kicking off the new America’s Renewable Future campaign on Thursday last week, the first ads starting appearing in the Des Moines register on Friday as potential Republican presidential candidates began to gather for the Iowa Freedom Summit. “We want to send an unmistakable message...
  • New Quality Program Talk of Biodiesel Conference favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - It’s fuel quality that has brought the biodiesel industry to where it is today, and that standard looks to be extended all the way to consumers’ fuel tanks. Scott Fenwick, the National Biodiesel Board’s technical director told attendees of the recent National Biodiesel Conference &...
  • RFS a No-Show at Freedom Summit favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Just days after Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad kicked off a campaign to promote the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a “candidate” in the 2016 presidential race, it was basically a no-show at the conservative Freedom Summit featuring many presidential hopefuls. Asked about the RFS in...
  • Campaign to Educate Candidates, Voters on RFS favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - It seems we just got done with one political campaign season, but here comes another. In just about a year, candidates from both political parties will face off in the Iowa Caucuses, an important step in the presidential sweepstakes. To make sure those vying to...
  • Branstad, Growth Energy team up for 2016 Iowa biofuels campaign “America’s Renewable Future” favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad and Growth Energy has formed America’s Renewable Future aimed to bring biofuels policy back into the spotlight on the 2016 campaign trail amidst low oil prices and numerous setbacks. The need to lobby in the biggest biofuels producing state in...
  • Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center files for 100th patent favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In Wisconsin, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of the Department of Energy’s three bioenergy research centers, has celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application. Since 2011, GLBRC has reported inventions at a rate that exceeds expectations for a university entity of...
  • Deinove hits strain production milestone in DEINOCHEM chemistry program favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In France, Deinove has reached its first milestone of its DEINOCHEM green chemistry program, which aims to improve the performance of Deinococcus bacteria. The goal is to offer alternatives to products usually derived from petroleum or extracted from plants with low yields, for perfumeries, cosmetics,...
  • New book The Growth of Biofuels in the 21st Century analyzes contemporary international biofuels policy landscapes favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In the US, a new book entitled The Growth of Biofuels in the 21st Century has been published, drawing on interviews with policy insiders in Brazil, the EU, and the US to analyze the ambition and landscape in biofuels policy. Authors Rob Ackrill, professor at...
  • Dutch website launched to provide information on Dutch agriculture data favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In the Netherlands, agrofoodportal.com has been launched to provide information on Dutch agricultural trade data, long-term developments in agricultural prices, sustainability indicators, income, farm animals, labour, soil use, crop protection and outdoor grazing. On this site LEI Wageningen UR presents relevant data in a synoptic...
  • Ethanol production jumps 1000 b/d, representing 11.06% of US gasoline demand favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In the US, ethanol production averaged 979,000 barrels per day for the week before last, up by 1000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 970,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.87 billion gallons. Gasoline demand for the...
  • Calysta scores $10 million in Series B financing round favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In California, Calysta has announced a Series B financing of $10 million. The round saw financing led by Walden Riverwood Ventures and Aqua-Spark, venture firms from the US and the Netherlands, respectively. Nicholas Brathwaite, Walden Riverwood Ventures and Mike Velings, Aqua-Spark, will join the Calysta...
  • A U.S. Biorefinery Industry Is Emerging favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In 2014, more than 85 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol capacity started up in the United States, along with commercial facilities to produce advanced biofuels and chemical intermediates. By B.A. THORP, HARRY SEAMANS and MASOOD AKHTAR Republished by courtesy of the authors and Paper360Âş, where...
  • Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel availability for the Pacific Coast. The report is available here. Mary Solecki of E2, one of our most distinguished Digesterati, writes: “The takeaways are positive: a clean fuels standard in CA, OR, WA...
  • The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 1/26/15: 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,...
  • Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 59.80 despite ethanol share rally favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 59.80 despite an ethanol share rally. For the day, Solazyme blossomed, up 9,48 percent to $2.31, while Abengoa (ABGB) tumbled 8.13 percent to $14.91. Among other equities, Green Plains (GPRE) rebounded...
  • Harris Group: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Company description:  Harris Group Inc. (Harris Group) is a multidiscipline engineering consulting firm with offices across the United States. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we have over 200 highly experienced engineers, designers, project managers, and technical support personnel servicing ten industrial sectors...
  • 4 minutes with…Dennis Adkesson, Consultant, Tate & Lyle favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. Tate & Lyle operates three corn wet mills in the US, and views bio-based chemicals as a way to sustain grind as HFCS and starch markets decline. We currently have an ethanol plant...
  • India Clean Energy Investments Rose 13 Percent to $7.9 Billion in 2014 favicon Renewable Energy World (3 days ago) - Clean energy investments in India increased to $7.9 billion last year and are expected to surpass $10 billion in 2015....
  • Corn Growers: Not the Time to Cut RFS favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - Two record corn crops and low prices for the grain – that’s not the time the U.S. should be cutting the amount of ethanol to be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply. That’s the message coming from the National Corn Growers Association, as the group...
  • Grain Demand for Biofuels Expected to Stagnate favicon Domestic Fuel (3 days ago) - A bumper crop has helped lower feedstock prices for grain-based biofuels, but the industry is still expected to stagnate. Patrick Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, told attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show...
  • 4 minutes with… Victor Covone, Senior Director of Engineering, Yulex Corporation favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Yulex is a biopolymer company that creates renewable products from plant-based materials in a zero-waste, sustainable way by producing and converting our own raw material. Our biomaterials provide an alternative to synthetic rubber...
  • Brazil preparing to boost ethanol blend again in early February favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Brazil, the government is set to approve an increase to the ethanol blend during the first week of February above the current 27.5%. The exact level of the blend hasn’t been announced yet because tests on compatibility with the national fleet are still ongoing....
  • Universities team to trial seaweed for biofuels in Ghana favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Ghana, the Technical University of Denmark, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are launching Africa’s first algae biofuels project with the aim of helping to secure the country’s coastline.  The project that will cultivate...
  • PANGEA releases first of three animations looking at sustainable bioenergy in Africa favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Belgium, Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) released the first of three animations developed in collaboration with Chouette Films looking at the opportunities and challenges of bioenergy in the African context. The three videos look separately at economic, social and environmental sustainability of bioenergy...
  • Methes Energies grants licens to US company for $4 million favicon Biofuels Digest (4 days ago) - In Canada, Methes Energies International Ltd. announced Jan. 20 that it has granted a U.S.-based entity a nonexclusive license to use Methes’ design and software for a 3,000 liter per hour biodiesel processor to manufacture biodiesel processors for its own projects in the U.S. Methes...

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