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  • REG Finishes Upgrade at 30 Mil Gallon Biodiesel Plant favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - Biodiesel giant Renewable Energy Group will be able to crank out high quality biodiesel from a wide variety of raw materials at its Mason City, Iowa plant, thanks to a major upgrade to the 30 million gallon per year facility. This $20 million project has...
  • HSBC to join Virgin Atlantic, LanzaTech partnership for low carbon jet fuel favicon Biofuels Digest (Today) - In the UK, Virgin Atlantic has announced that the UK’s largest bank, HSBC, is joining its partnership with LanzaTech in preparation for a world-first flight using a ground-breaking low carbon fuel. LanzaTech is developing a revolutionary fuel that sees waste gases from industrial steel production...
  • Biodiesel Researcher Flys High with Scholarship favicon Domestic Fuel (Today) - A University of Colorado student who includes biodiesel in her research will be flying high – WAYYYY high – as she is awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Senior Jeni Sorli picks up the scholarship when former NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless presents...
  • Boeing, COMAC open facility to transform ‘gutter oil’ into aviation biofuel favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel China-U.S. Aviation Biofuel Pilot Project supports sustainable growth of commercial aviation In China, Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to...
  • Four Freedoms for the 21st Century favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - [Note: These remarks are condensed from an address by Biofuels Digest editor Jim Lane at the BCN Strategic Retreat in Alberta, Canada on October 23rd. The remarks, by a tragic coincidence, were given roughly 90 minutes before a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament House in...
  • Biofuels Digest Index surges to 68.56 as advanced biofuels rally favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, surged 1.24 percent to 68.56 as advanced biofuels rallied. For the day, KiOR (KIOR) rose 26.90 percent to $0.10, while Ceres (CERE) was up 6.91 percent to $0.38 Among other equities, Novozymes (NZMB) soared...
  • CBO sees RFS compliance becoming increasingly more difficult favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the Congressional Budget Office has released a report saying it could become increasingly difficult to comply with the RFS because of the conflicting goals of keeping reducing the burden of RFS compliance while encouraging the development of advanced biofuels. The CBO has outlined...
  • Norwegian researchers producing biocrude from kelp favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Norway, the sea has long been a source of the country’s riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researcher hopes to add seaweed to this list as he refines a way...
  • EU’s biofuel supply chain group demands 2030 blending targets favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Belgium, ahead of the European council of head of state this week, the European biofuels supply chain group representing feedstock producers and biofuel processors demanded specific targets for renewables and specifically biofuels in the 2030 Climate and Research framework. They say that without specific...
  • Bio-based materials and chemicals could see $1 billion in investments in 2014 favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Massachusetts, bio-based materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract nearly $1 billion in investment this year, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to Lux Research. The estimated $974 million investment represents a 28 percent increase from 2013, suggesting companies that endured the...
  • BlueFire Renewable secures up to $270 million from China EXIM favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In California, BlueFire Renewable announced that it has received a Letter of Intent from The Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its bio-energy project in Fulton, Mississippi. China EXIM’s interest in providing substantial financing...
  • EIA says September ethanol production fell to six-month low favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that September’s ethanol production fell to a six-month low of 1.16 billion gallons. That’s 39.22 million gallons, or 3.27%, less than in August. Despite low corn prices, low ethanol prices squeezed margins, leading to lower production.   ...
  • Brazil starts importing ethanol early in the season, could hit 600 million liters favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Brazil, Datagro says that ethanol imports are likely to resume and could hit 600 million liters during the intercrop period this marketing year. Drought has cut the cane crush by about 10%, forcing imports already earlier in the year than typical. Most of the...
  • Maine exploring Fiberight’s technology for 187 towns’ MSW favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - In Maine, the University of Maine has been hired by a consortium of 187 towns and their MSW streams to evaluate whether Fiberight’s technology could be a good option for the state’s waste. The company is producing its Trashanol at a facility in Lawrenceville, Virginia....
  • International Buying Teams Headed from Export Exchange to U.S. Site Tours, Harvest Assessment favicon Renewable Fuels Association (Yesterday) - SEATTLE, October 23, 2014 — Export Exchange 2014 wrapped up Wednesday in Seattle with eight teams of overseas grains buyers heading to the United States’ Midwest to see the U.S. coarse grains production and export systems first hand. An additional 10 teams toured the system...
  • 4 Minutes With… Steve Weiss, Grey Heron favicon Biofuels Digest (Yesterday) - Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. I help companies with great technology and potential: - focus on and develop their core ideas; - sharpen them into an executable, differentiated value proposition and business strategy; - build a simple, compelling...
  • BlueFire Renewables to Receive $270M favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - BlueFire Renewables has received a Letter of Intent from the Export Import Bank of China to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its bioenergy project located in Fulton, Mississippi. As advanced bioenergy companies struggle with private financing, BlueFire said the the financing...
  • Propane – There’s an App for That favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - There is a new app for propane. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a suite of cost calculator tools designed for customers in three of the industry’s fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets. The calculators estimate potential fuel savings and...
  • The Next Revolution: Discarding Dangerous Fossil Fuel Accounting Practices favicon Renewable Energy World (Yesterday) - The green revolution and, in particular, renewable energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based fuels are not waiting for viable technology — it already exists in many forms. What they are waiting for is a massive sea change in our antiquated...
  • Study: Leasing Ups Interest in Residential Solar favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - A national poll by EnviroMedia fins that a large majority of Americans are definately or somewhat interested in new solar leasing programs offering installation for little or no money down and a low monthly fee. “It’s no surprise we found 70 percent of Americans perceived...
  • Ansell Installs Biomass Boiler to Reduce Energy Costs favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - The Ansell factory complex in Biyagama, Sri Lanka has installed its second biomass boiler as part of company initiatives to be greener. The new boiler has a capacity of 12.5MW and will be the largest hot water boiler in Sri Lanka. Ansell Lanka already has...
  • No Doubt RFS Uncertainty Impacts Local Communities favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Has the uncertainty for the RFS caused by the EPA hurt your community?” No doubt the uncertainty for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) caused by the EPA has hurt many of our communities. This unpredictability has been around over...
  • Cooper Looks to Get Tires & Biofuels from Biomass favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - A tire maker is looking to get tires and biofuels to keep those wheels rolling from the biomass of a plant. This news release from Cooper Tire says the company completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials and...
  • Bioenergy Day Recognizes Importance of Biomass favicon Domestic Fuel (Yesterday) - Yesterday was the Second Annual National Bioenergy Day, and more than 40 facilities and organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada opened their doors to show folks the benefits of using woody biomass for heating and electrical power production. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
  • Biofuels Digest Index falls to 67.72 despite an advanced biofuels surge favicon Biofuels Digest (2 days ago) - 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 (2 days ago) - 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 (2 days ago) - 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 (2 days ago) - 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 (2 days ago) - 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 (2 days ago) - 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...

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