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  • Shiver me timbers! favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Today) - (September 19, 2014) WASHINGTON DC – Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) introduced legislation (H.R. 5559) that would extend the tax credit for cellulosic ethanol production. Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association released the following statement:  "Shiver me timbers!...
  • Finalists for Renewable Energy World Projects of the Year 2014 Revealed favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - The editors of Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering magazines and their respective websites have announced eleven finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program....
  • US Navy, DOE, USDA award $210M for 3 biorefineries and mil-spec fuels favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum BioEnergy and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of biorefineries that produce cost-competitive, drop-in military biofuels. Under the grants, the companies will build biorefineries to produce military spec...
  • Gevo’s Plant Co-producing Isobutanol & Ethanol favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Gevo’s plant in Luverne, Minnesota is now co-producing isobutanol and ethanol with one fermenter dedicated to isobutanol production and three fermenters dedicated to ethanol production. With the completion of the last phase of capital for SBS, Gevo has begun to produce and ship isobutanol in...
  • Volvo Releases All Electic Hybrid Bus favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Volvo will be introducing its new 7900 Electric Hybrid during the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September 25-October 22 in Hannover. The EV bus is silent, cleaner and with significantly lower fuel consumption and Volvo has already signed contracts with several European cities for...
  • Biorefineries to Produce Advanced Biofuels for Military favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Today the Departments of Navy, Energy and Agriculture announced that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries to produce “drop-in” biofuels for the military and private sectors. Made through the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Protection Act (DPA) of 1950, the...
  • US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210 Million to Three Companies for Drop-in Biofuels favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of biorefineries that produce cost-competitive, drop-in military biofuels....
  • 10 Facts About Geothermal Energy in Oregon favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - The GRC Annul Meeting and Geothermal Energy Expo is taking place September 28-October 1, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. To get people excited, the Geothermal Energy Association has created 10 facts about geothermal energy in Oregon. There is about 33 MW of geothermal power on-line in...
  • BREAKING NEWS: US Navy, DOE, USDA award $210M for 3 biorefineries and mil-spec fuels favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of biorefineries that produce cost-competitive, drop-in military biofuels. Under the grants, the companies will build biorefineries to produce military...
  • Blue Sun Biodiesel Earns Rare BQ-9000 Quality Status favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - A biodiesel refinery in Missouri has earned a rare quality production status. Blue Sun’s St. Joseph, Mo., biodiesel refinery joined just 50 other companies in the country to receive BQ-9000 Producer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NABC) and National Biodiesel Board (NBB), a...
  • Biodiesel Helps Iowa Football Make Winning Drive favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Iowa is one of the biggest biodiesel producing states in the country, so it makes sense that one of their flagship football teams uses the green fuel to get it to the field this year. The Iowa Soybean Association is touting the fact that biodiesel,...
  • Senate finance committee chair wants level playing field for alternative fuels favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. told a Senate finance committee hearing on energy tax reform that energy efficiency, affordability, pollution and sustainability should be taken into account when deciding how to tax various forms of energy. He insisted that a level playing field must...
  • FAPRI study shows lower prices for corn and soybeans favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Missouri, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri says larger corn and soybean crops translate into lower projected 2014/15 prices for many grains and oilseeds. Corn prices drop to $3.50 per bushel, soybeans to $9.92 per bushel and...
  • Aventine secures $40 million loan for working capital and increased borrowing favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy announced that on Sept. 17 the company secured a $40 million loan and security agreement in partnership with AloStar Bank of Commerce in Birmingham, Alabama, and MidCap Financial LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. The new loan replaces a previous agreement and...
  • Cellufuel plans to start woodwaste-to-fuel pilot in Nova Scotia by March favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Canada, Cellufuel expects to receive equipment from Europe in January to start building its woodwaste-to-fuel pilot project in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. The facility should then be up by February or March with plans to develop a commercial-scale facility in the town of Clare once...
  • Data on small used cooking oil supplies falling through the cracks in Taipei favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Taipei, the national environmental protection agency says it can only monitor roughly half of the used cooking oil produced domestically during the past two years, or just 38,000 metric tonnes. Policy only requires facilities of a certain size to report its used cooking oil...
  • Brazil approves 10% farnesene in diesel blends favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Brazil, the ANP is now allowing diesel to be blended with 10% of Amyris’ sugarcane-based farnesene along with 6% biodiesel, reducing the fossil component of diesel to 84%. The biodiesel component will increase to 7% from Nov. 1. Amyris Brasil is required to submit...
  • Biodiesel blending factor seesawing as market waits for better D4 RIN prices favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In New York state, the biodiesel blending factor rose to its highest level since Aug. 8 at minus 28.43 cents/gal despite lackluster demand as buyers wait to see if D4 RIN prices improve. Fifteen straight sessions saw the factor climb eight times, but never rose...
  • US ethanol stocks hit five-week high as production soars favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol stocks reached 18.81 million barrels during the week ending Sept. 12, up 4.3% and the highest in 18 months. Ethanol production reached 931,000 barrels during the week, the third week in a row where production increased....
  • Biofuels Digest Index drops to 76.78 as ethanol equities continue to fall favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, dropped 0.35 percent to 76.78 as ethanol equities continued to fall. For the day, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) dipped 1.31 percent to $16.61, while Green Plains (GPRE) dumped 3.40 percent to $38.04. Among other equities,...
  • 4 Minutes With…Hans Keuken, CEO, Process Design Center favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Process Design Center owns and applies PROSYN, the largest (petro)chemical process expert system in the world, to develop better & cheaper bio-based processes. Inventing new processes or improving state of the art processes...
  • The Renewable Fuel Standard:  Mend It AND End It favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - By Douglas L. Faulkner, “The Cleantech Conservative” President Clinton gave a major speech in defense of affirmative action in 1995 entitled, “Mend It, Don’t End It”, an easily-remembered and clear summary of his policy approach.  So, to borrow a pitch and reformat the goal, my...
  • An Energy Insurance & Security Act: Looking behind “Mend it and End it”. favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In today’s Digest, we published an important column by longtime contributor Douglas Faulkner, the former acting Undersecretary of Agriculture and a former Assistant Secretary of Energy, titled “The Renewable Fuel Standard:  Mend It AND End It.” In his column, Faulkner begins by citing the competing...
  • Gevo says isobutanol batch times reduced 50%, production set to rise at Luverne favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Colorado, Gevo reported an update on the progress of the Side-by-Side operational mode of its plant in Luverne, MN. In the beginning of June, Gevo commenced the co-production of isobutanol and ethanol, with one fermenter dedicated to isobutanol production and three fermenters dedicated to...
  • Register Today to Build Your Global Network with International Buyers and End-Users of Coarse Grain favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Yesterday) - Pre-registration rates will end on Monday, Sept. 22 More than 180 international buyers and end-users from top U.S. export markets expected (September 18, 2014) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pre-registration for Export Exchange 2014™ — a one-of-a-kind conference bringing together international coarse grain buyers and U.S. suppliers...
  • Report: Solar Costs Continue to Decline favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - According to a new study from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the average cost of going solar in the U.S. is continuing to decline. The findings were applauded by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar. “In just a few...
  • How Will Low Crop Prices Impact Next Year? favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Would you buy an Apple Watch?” Apple never ceases to amaze us with the new products they come up with. It doesn’t look like many of you will be rushing out to buy their newest techie gadget. I think...
  • Minnoco Expands Higher Ethanol Blends in Twin Cities favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Independent fuel retailer Minnoco is expanding its outlets with 18 new locations joining the brand. When completed, the brand will feature 24 retailers, many of whom will be offering higher blends of ethanol, such as E15, and biodiesel to consumers. “Our owners believe we have...
  • Cellulosic Making Progress Despite Uncertainty favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Advanced and cellulosic biofuels producers continue to press the administration for certainty in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to continue making investments for future expansion. “Today we’re at the start, like oil was 160 years ago, or corn ethanol was four years ago, said Steve...
  • Bobby Likis Car Clinic Globalcast Features Ethanol favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Bobby Likis Car Clinic recent globalcast featured topic was ethanol with guest Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). More specifically the two discussed issues around the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During the program, Dinneen explained that the RFS and ethanol...

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