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  • Biofuels Digest Index falls to 67.72 despite an advanced biofuels surge favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, fell 0.83 percent to 67.72 despite an advanced biofuels surge. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) was up 14.03 percent to $0.34, while Biox (BX.T) surged 24.07 percent to $0.67. Among other equities, Amyris (AMRS)...
  • 4 Minutes With…Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. As a DOE National Laboratory, Argonne plays a core role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. It is the home for GREET, the national life cycle analysis tool. Argonne has core programs in waste-to-energy (WTE),...
  • Enerkem: Alberta’s municipal waste to fuels juggernaut, in pictures favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - How does a technology take municipal solid waste and turn it into liquid fuels and chemicals? What’s the “death of landfill” all about in terms of creating value streams from waste streams? We take you through the world’s first commercial-scale waste-to-fuels project, in Edmonton, Alberta....
  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sue EPA over RFS favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard. Last May, following a Reuters article describing how the Carlyle Group and...
  • WSU and PNNL develop new biofuel catalyst favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University (WSU) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) decided to combine iron and palladium into a new catalyst that is expected to significantly increase the economic viability of biofuel production. They added just a...
  • Vale expects to begin biodiesel production in 2016 favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Brazil, Vale expects to begin producing biodiesel in 2016 to power their mines as well as locomotives that transport the minerals to market. It’s expected the fuel will be blended at 25%. In total, the company expects to invest $500 million in biodiesel. In...
  • Blue Ridge Biofuels releases comprehensive guide to using biodiesel favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In North Carolina, Blue Ridge Biofuels has compiled a comprehensive guide to using biodiesel to provide useful information on biodiesel and how to use it, as well as a comprehensive Diesel Vehicle List of cars and trucks from 1980 to 2013. Both documents are available...
  • US Circuit Court throws out API’s E15 case again favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia again denied the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Engine Products Group (EPG) in their attempt to keep E15 from reaching the consumer marketplace. The court found that API and EPG did...
  • Urban Air Initiative analysis says EPA calculation on fuels flawed favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, a computer model used by states to assess mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, according to an analysis by Urban Air Initiative (UAI). The model’s inaccurate results could block access to the market for higher ethanol blends, denying states what could be a...
  • Biocom secures 20-year offtake agreement for entire electricity production favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Angola, the national power company Empresa Nacional de Electricidad has signed a 20-year offtake agreement with Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom) for the latter’s entire excess electricity supply. The power should provide electricity to 400,000 households when it comes online in January. The president...
  • Boeing and CACC open aviation biofuel demo plant favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In China, Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China inaugurated their gutter oil-based aviation biofuel demo plant with a production of 160 gallons per day. The technology was developed by Hangzhou Energy & Engineering Technology and is part of the China-US Aviation Biofuel Pilot Project. Estimates...
  • The 51st State: What’s Your Ideal Energy Market? favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - Imagine a place where there is no electricity market. No rules, no policies, no market. A clean slate. This is what the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) calls the 51st State, a new initiative to get people to think outside the box when it comes...
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens in Kansas favicon Farm Energy (Yesterday) - On October 17, Abengoa opened up the second commercial scale plant in the country to produce ethanol from cellulosic materials. After decades of technology development, this new milestone offers hope for renewable transportation from non-food crops. The plant is located in Hugoton in southwest Kansas...
  • Pacific Ag Bales Bundles of Energy favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Last week Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery went online and is expected to produce 25 million gallons of advanced ethanol per year as well as 21 MW of bioenergy. But how exactly does the corn and wheat residue get from the fields to the biorefinery in...
  • Ethics Group Sues EPA for RFS Documents favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Last May, following a Reuters article describing how the Carlyle Group and Delta...
  • New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium — And Clean Energy favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - Last month, NRDC engaged a nationally recognized opinion research firm to conduct polling in New York State to evaluate public attitudes about fracking and clean energy. Importantly, this is the first statewide poll in at least two years — and perhaps ever — to directly...
  • Allison Details Abengoa’s Cellulosic Plant favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Who better to learn about how Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant works then from Plant Manager Danny Allison. He explained to the standing room only crowd during Abengoa’s grand opening celebration, how the state-of-the-art biorefinery will produce cellulosic ethanol, bioenergy and other byproducts including ash that...
  • Turning Humble Seaweed to Biofuel favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - The sea has long been a source of Norway’s riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher hopes to add seaweed to this list as he refines a way to produce “biocrude” from common kelp....
  • Abengoa Celebrates Cellulosic Ethanol Achievement favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Spanish-based Abengoa celebrated its cellulosic ethanol achievement today with a celebration of the plant’s grand opening. Thousands of people attended the event with dozens of high profile guests on hand ranging from former and current Senators to governors to the town mayor, to Interior Secretary...
  • Big Oil Denied Again favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Big Oil has been denied again. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has found that the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Engine Products Group (EPG) did not have standing against keeping E15 out of the marketplace. In the rule...
  • ACORE Report: Monitize U.S. Energy Security favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released a new report, “Monetizing Energy Security,” that outlines liabilities fostered by the natural dependence of the Department of Defense (DOD) on energy resources. The paper proposes the DOD should consider the actual, total cost of energy...
  • Sierra Club Releases EV Finder Tool favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Consumers interested in electric vehicles (EVs) now have a way to do their research. A new ‘pick-a-plug‘ web tool has been released by the Sierra Club. The app asks the user a few questions about driving habits and vehicle needs, and then generates a list...
  • RFA Promoting Distillers Feed at Export Exchange favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The 2014 Export Exchange is continuing today in Seattle, Washington with representatives from more than 50 different countries in attendance to learn more about DDGS, the distillers feed product produced by U.S. ethanol plants. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is co-sponsor of the event with...
  • German Firm to Optimize California Biodiesel Plant favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - German firm BDI – BioEnergy International AG will optimize the operations at a California biodiesel plant. The company says it will retrofit the Crimson Renewable Energy LP refinery in Bakersfield, turning waste oil and grease into the green fuel. BDI will supply engineering services and...
  • Biodiesel By-Product Makes Viable Marine Fuel favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - A by-product of biodiesel refining could make for a viable alternative fuel for ships. This article from Seatrade Global says the Glycerine Fuel for Engines and Marine Sustainability (GLEAMS) project has concluded that glycerine is fine to use in marine vessels. The group, comprising Lloyd’s...
  • Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 68.29 as advanced biofuels gain favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, jumped 1.32 percent to 68.29 as advanced biofuels gained. For the day, Solazyme (SZYM) was up 1.32 percent to 68.29, while Abengoa (ABGB) advanced 5.86 percent to $21.86. Among other equities, Amyris (AMRS) fell...
  • ExxonMobil joins the Pyromaniax favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - Petroleum giant signs 2-year research project with Iowa State to explore fast pyrolysis as a biofuel technology? What exactly is going on in the fast pyro reaction — can deep insight lead to biocrude instead of biooil? Can biooil be more stabilized? The Digest...
  • Philippines biomass power company to launch IPO favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In the Philippines, Green Power Panay Philippines wants to raise $6.47 million in an IPO on the Philippines Stock Exchange to fund a 35MW biomass-based power plant in Mina, Iloilo, Panay. The company already owns 11ha to host the power plant and biomass storage. The IPO...
  • Air France launches 10% blend route to spotlight need for more supply favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - In France, Air France will begin flying one flight a week between Paris and Toulouse on a 10% biofuel blend in an attempt to show governments the need to develop aviation biofuel supplies for industry. The biofuel route is planned through September 2015.   ...
  • Biofuels Digest Index jumps to 68.29 as advanced biofuels gai favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, jumped 1.32 percent to 68.29 as advanced biofuels gained. For the day, Solazyme (SZYM) was up 1.32 percent to 68.29, while Abengoa (ABGB) advanced 5.86 percent to $21.86. Among other equities, Amyris (AMRS) fell...

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