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  • Is corn planting underway in your area? favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite use for Easter eggs?” Deviled eggs is a clear winner in last week’s ZimmPoll. Personally, it is my favorite way to eat boiled eggs too. This Easter I was reminded of my husband’s family tradition of...
  • Concern Over Environment Drops in US favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - According to the most recent article in Gallup’s Climate Crisis series, over the past year concern over the environment among Americans has dropped. Today, one in four respondents of a recent poll say they are “solidly skeptical” of global warming. The poll found Americans are...
  • ZimmComm Team Looking for Summer Intern favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for a summer intern. Students in the agricultural communications field interested in attending and learning how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year should apply. The opportunities will include all-expense paid trips to...
  • Hawaiians Crave More Solar favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - According to a recent opinion poll Hawaiians want more solar. The poll found that 90 percent of respondents believe that Hawaiian Electric (HECO) is slowing rooftop solar to protect its profits. The poll found that most residents are very familiar with and supportive of rooftop...
  • First Diesel Hybrid PV System Online in Guelph favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Canadian Solar Inc. has completed one of the first diesel hybrid PV system in the remote microgrids in northern Ontario, Canada. The 152kW rooftop solar array on the Deer Lake First Nation Elementary School is the first project under the strategic partnership with NCC Development,...
  • Wilks Offers Better Biodiesel Blend Analyzer favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Wilks, maker of application-specific analytical instrumentation, has built better analyzers of biodiesel blends and oil in water. The company says its new InfraCal 2 Analyzer offers additional features to its line of InfraCal Oil in Water Analyzers and InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzers, including better repeatability,...
  • Arizona State to Offer Algae-to-Biodiesel Showcase favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Algae has a great future as a feedstock for biodiesel, as well as cleaning up wastewaters. Arizona State University will be offering a showcase on how to do both at its Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), May 1-2. Students from Arizona universities...
  • UK Awards First Guaranteed Power Price Contracts to Biomass, Offshore Wind Projects favicon Renewable Energy World (Today) - Drax Group Plc, Dong Energy A/S and SSE Plc will get guaranteed power prices for U.K. biomass and offshore wind plants, the first renewable energy projects to benefit from a new aid program....
  • Biofuels Digest Index reaches 81.03 as ethanol equities advance favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, edged up 0.53 percent to 81.03 as ethanol advanced. For the day, Gevo (GEVO) settled back 7.63 percent to $1.09 up 35.63 percent, while Biofuel Energy (BIOF) surged 14.83 percent to $8.75. Among other...
  • The Buzz from ABLC: Byogy, Avianca announce partnership to drive approval of alcohol-to-jet fuels favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In Washington, ABLC’s third day was headlined by the 5th annual Global Aviation Biofuels Summit, where in turn the headline announcement was news of a partnership between Avianca Brasil and Byogy Renewables to drive approval of the alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) renewable jet spec. Byogy has...
  • The 11 hottest slides on advancing aviation biofuels, from ABLC favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - Experts from Solena Fuels, British Airways, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI),  the US Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration, Amyris,  Byogy, Gevo, BioProcess Algae, Virent, Mercurius, and ARA were among the highlight presenters at the 5th annual Global Aviation Biofuels Summit, an integrated part...
  • Spanish drug kingpin laundered money through foreign biodiesel companies favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Spain, one of the country’s top drug traffickers known as Casper allegedly laundered upwards of 40,000 euros by investing in a biodiesel facility in Ukraine and another half million euros in a similar project in Cameroon by way of at least two separate companies....
  • Indonesia’s move to support biodiesel backfires on non-subsidized fuel sales favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Indonesia, the government is trying to lower the amount of subsidized fuel consumed in the country but its move to mandate biodiesel blending has actually had the reverse effect. Consumption of non-subsidized fuel actually fell by 3 billion liters during 2013 from the previous...
  • Proterro hits Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, “Proterro has reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones,” CEO Kef Kasdin reported here today at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference. “We have been designing and producing a range of engineered solutions employing high-performance flexible materials since 1947, for use in many applications, most notably the...
  • Platts Kingsman says boosting Brazilian ethanol blend will stretch capacity favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Brazil, Platts Kingsman says that any increase in the ethanol blending mandate would stretch the country’s production capacity, likely impacting its ethanol trade flows with the US. Talk is that the 25% ethanol blend could rise to 27.5% as soon as next month. Platts...
  • EPA cuts 2013 cellulosic blending mandate to under a million gallons favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the EPA at last released its 2013 blending mandate for cellulosic biofuels, cutting to just 810,185 gallons from the 6 million gallons originally expected. Oil companies complained they would have to buy RINs even though there wasn’t actual cellulosic ethanol available to blend....
  • OriginOil teams with Catalina Sea Ranch to research off-shore algae production favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, OriginOil will provide its demonstration-scale EWS Algae Model 12 system to Catalina Sea Ranch, which will use it to treat incoming seawater and harvest algae to feed its shellfish nursery and selective breeding program. Catalina Sea Ranch will provide independent data on the efficiency and...
  • Asian ethanol exports into Philippines have a short window of opportunity favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In the Philippines, there is a short window for ethanol imports from Thai and Vietnamese producers following higher US ethanol prices. Ethanol prices in the US are starting to slip however, meaning that the opportunities for regional trade into the Philippines aren’t likely to last...
  • India still failing to implement 5% ethanol blend favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In India, implementing the 5% ethanol blend remains a challenge due to the oil companies having only contracted 620 million liters from sugar mills, compared to the 1.05 billion liters needed. Of the contracted volume, 300 million liters remains in storage in the depots. Mills...
  • NTSB Holds Rail Transportation Safety Forum favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Outgoing National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman says “regulators are behind the curve” when it comes to the transport of hazardous liquid, whether ethanol or crude. “Those shipments have increased by over 440 percent (since 2005) but our regulations have not changed,” Hersman said...
  • RFA Committed to Rail Safety, Says Priority One is Keeping Trains on the Tracks favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Yesterday) - (April 23, 2014) WASHINGTON — Today, Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), testified before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forum on Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol. In his testimony, Dinneen focuses on the safety record of...
  • Renewable Fuels Fuel Jobs and Economy favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - A new industry report released today shows how the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is creating jobs and significant economic impact. The Fuels America coalition released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing that the industry supports more than 850,000 American jobs and...
  • Analysis: Surviving Without Biodiesel Tax Credit favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - While the expiration of the federal $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit (BTC) has been pretty tough on the industry this year, some biodiesel makers could survive without it. This analysis from The Motley Fool, a website that looks at investments, points to how biodiesel giant Renewable...
  • Biodiesel/Hybrid Car Achieves 100 MPG Equivalency favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Florida students have put together a biodiesel and battery powered hybrid that gets the equivalent of a gas-powered car getting 100 miles to the gallon. This story from NPR station WFSU says the Embry-Riddle University students designed the car as part of the EcoCAR 2...
  • DOE Issues Draft Renewable Energy Solicitation favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation to identify innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. The projects much avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. When finalized, the solicitation is expected to make as much as...
  • Farmers Save with Propane favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - According to a survey from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) 2013 Propane Farm Incentive Program, farmers who installed propane-powered irrigation engines cut their fuel costs by 56 percent per hour compared with similar diesel-powered engines. Participants in the 2013 Propane Farm Incentive Program...
  • Shell Eco-Marathon Seeks Most Energy Efficient Car favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The North America leg of the Shell Eco-Marathon will kick off in Houston, Texas April 25-27, 2014. The event brings hundreds of high school and college students from around the world together to showcase their energy efficient cars. The winning team’s car will travel the...
  • Denver Clean Cities Helps Reduce Gas Use favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Coloradans are breathing cleaner air with the help of the Denver Metro Clean Cities (DMCCC). Utilizing alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, stakeholders displaced 5.88 million gallons of gasoline in 2013. This prevented 27,000 tons of greenhouse gases and air pollutants from entering the atmosphere...
  • Spring is running late favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Has spring sprung for you yet?” It looks like many across the nation are still shoveling snow. Good thing Easter weekend looks warmer for most. Here in Missouri the Dogwoods are in full bloom and the grass is getting...
  • Biodiesel Producer Uses CNG to Deliver Green Fuel favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - This could be considered double-dipping in the realm of alternative fuels, as a pork producer is using compressed natural gas (CNG) to deliver its waste fat-to-biodiesel fuel. According to this story in The Oklahoman, High Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of pork producer Seaboard Foods that...

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