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  • Recharge Wrap-up: Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive is a rock star, FedEx tests electric trucks favicon Autoblog Green (Today) - Filed under: Biodiesel, Diesel, EV/Plug-in, MPG, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Lightweight The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is in a new music video for I Lived by OneRepublic. The band's singer, Ryan Tedder, has also been brought on as a brand ambassador for the German automaker. OneRepublic...
  • Minnesota Ethanol Producer Named Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Today) - (October 1, 2014) DES MOINES, Iowa — Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced the election of Randall Doyal, General Manager and CEO of Minnesota-based Al-Corn Clean Fuel, as the next Chairman of the Board of Directors. Doyal heads an ethanol facility in Claremont, Minn.,...
  • Kentucky Ethanol Producer Elected Vice-Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Today) - (October 1, 2014) DES MOINES, Iowa — Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced the election of Mick Henderson, General Manager of Kentucky-based Commonwealth Agri-Energy, as the next Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Commonwealth Agri-Energy employs 30 members of the local community and produces...
  • RFA Announces New Leadership favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Today) - (October 1, 2014) DES MOINES, Iowa — Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) elected new leadership at its annual meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The Board selected Randall Doyal, General Manager and CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel, as the next Chairman of the Board of...
  • The Benefits Do Not Outweigh the Cost favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Today) - (October 1, 2014) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted its comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation last night in response to the proposed rulemaking on rail tank car standards. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, began by...
  • Renewable Gas from Wastewater Treatment Plant Fueling UK Homes favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - Extracting energy from “processed poo” to help power homes in the Birmingham area is what Severn Trent Plc, Britain’s second-largest publicly traded water company, is now doing to generate a cost-saving renewable gas....
  • German Renewables Output Tops Lignite favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - Renewables became Germany’s most important power source for the first time this year, according to Agora Energiewende....
  • U of Wyoming Gets $4.25 Mil for Wind Research favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - The University of Wyoming receives $4.25 million for the federal government for wind energy research. This school news release says the three-year, Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant will fund wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power. The grant will support...
  • Listen Up: Cap and Trade's Impact on Fuel Prices favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - Over 95 percent of climate scientists have concluded that CO2 is the primary cause of global warming. Solving the problem requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. Some people are altruistic, but almost all businesses are bottom line oriented and will not reduce their CO2...
  • Algae-based Biofuels to Get $25 Mil from Feds favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Algae-based biofuels will be the beneficiaries of a government-backed effort to get the fuels made from microbes down to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. The U.S. Department of Energy announced $25 million to reduce those production costs, hopefully down to...
  • ABO Petitions White House on CO2 Recycling favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - A group advocating for algae-based renewable fuels and other products is petitioning the White House to approve carbon dioxide (CO2) recycling as part of the country’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) kicked off its 8th annual Algae Biomass Summit...
  • RFA Updates Ethanol Quality Control Program favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has updated its guidelines for quality control for ethanol plants. The group says the guidelines are an educational tool and information resource to help refiners make sure they turn out denatured fuel ethanol, distillers dried grains, carbon dioxide and corn...
  • Biodiesel Board Calls for End of European Tariffs favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - The National Biodiesel Board has called for the end of duties on the green fuel being sent to Europe. NBB says it’s time to let expire what the group calls unfair European Commission biodiesel tariffs in place for the past five years. “We have presented...
  • White Paper: Advanced Biofuel Development Using Parallel Bioreactor Systems favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - The Digest has added a new White Paper to SuperData Free Access: Advanced Biofuel Development Using Parallel Bioreactor Systems Summary: To make biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel competitive with fossil fuels extensive research in the field of process development is needed. Taking into account...
  • Biofuels Digest Index drops to 73.50 as ethanol equities fall favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, dropped 0.97 percent to 73.50 as ethanol equities fell. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) lost 3.32 percent to $3.79, while Solazyme (SZYM) tumbled 4.11 percent to $7.46. Among other equities, Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) declined...
  • 4 Minutes With…Manoel Carnauba, COO, GranBio favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - It’s been the most amazing month for GranBio, highlighted by the official opening of the world’s largest cellulosic biofuels refinery, in Alagoas, Brazil. The venture has moved so fast that even industry insiders have had little time to get to know the technologists and executives...
  • Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, the Algae Biomass Organization announced a “We the People” petition to the White House aimed at securing US EPA approval of carbon capture and use technologies to meet the emissions reductions targets set by the agency. “We need EPA and those involved in...
  • DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, US Assistant Secretary of Energy David Danielson, addressing the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, announced a $25 million funding opportunity announcement, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts”. The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing...
  • Concerns continue about India’s chemical industry if ethanol blending raised favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In India, the Petroleum Ministry’s department of chemicals has said that it wants to see ethanol for fuel capped at 5%, saying that going hire will be detrimental for the chemical industry due to scarce supplies. Oil companies and sugar mills remain at odds over...
  • California may be biofuel and fossil free by 2050 but needs biodiesel to get there favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, researchers have published a study that shows the state could be powered entirely be renewable resources by 2050. The study focuses on water, wind and sunlight, ostensibly pushing biofuels into the “unwanted” category with fossil fuels, natural gas and nuclear power. In the...
  • German ethanol consumption hovering while E10 demand increases favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Germany, ethanol consumption hit 90,026 metric tons in July, down 6,734 tons from the year before but 7,343 tons higher than in June. Though direct blending remains flat on the year, E10 sales are up at 15.38% of the fuel supply from 14.85% last...
  • EPA approves CCS at ADM ethanol plant favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the EPA has approved a CCS process at an ADM ethanol plant where drilling is expected to begin in November. The project will inject and store 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant into the ground every year.  ...
  • Tiny Illinois town may host new ethanol plant favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Illinois, an undisclosed ethanol project planned for Waltonville will benefit from $1.95 million funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to pay for infrastructure. That’s on top of the state’s DoT who has also awarded the town $2 million for road...
  • Air quality concerns abound for site of Red Rock Biofuel’s Oregon plant favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Oregon, following excitement about Red Rock Biofuel’s agreements with the Navy and Southwest Airlines, attention is being paid to the town where the facility will be sited and the existing air pollution challenges there. Already the situation has attracted state and federal attention, with...
  • Indian biofuel company gets German investment for expansion favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In India, a German investor has bought into biofuel manufacturer Arstaeco for EUR100,000. The company has a facility that produces 600,000 metric tons per year of biochar, synthetic fuel and 1MW of electricity from agricultural waste. The company plans to expand to three other states...
  • As many as 30 Brazilian ethanol mills headed for bankruptcy favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Brazil, Valor Economico reports that as many as 30 ethanol and sugar plants are ready to shut down permanently thanks to the country’s policy to continually cap gasoline prices. The mills crush about 60 million metric tons of cane annually and currently aren’t operating....
  • More Corn in the Bins favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - There’s more corn in the bins than there was a year ago at this time. USDA’s newest Grain Stocks report shows 1.24 billion bushels of old crop corn in all positions as of September 1, up 50 percent from the same time last year. Of...
  • RFA Refreshes Key Guidelines for Quality Control Programs favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Yesterday) - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released an updated version of its guidelines to help companies establish successful quality control and quality assurance programs. “This document underscores the commitment of the Renewable Fuels Association to help ethanol producers provide the highest product...
  • Urban Air Initiative Launches Public Campaign favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Urban Air Initiative has launched a public awareness campaign with the first phase the launch of a new website. The consumer-focused site draws attention to the problem of toxic compounds in gas with a call to action for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate...
  • Largest Vermont Solar Farm Completed favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - AllEarth Renewables and Claire Solar Partners have announced the completion of a 2.2MW solar tracker farm in South Burlington, Vt. According to the companies, it’s the largest solar project in North America to feature distributed inverters and dual-axis trackers to maximize production. JA Solar provided...

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