Monthly Archives: March 2015

Iowa RFA happy with Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act to extend E15 approval

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauded Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for introducing S.889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, that would extend the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) … Continue reading

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4 minutes with… Bill Topp, Manager, Biotechnology Associates

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. We provide due diligence analyses to the venture capital community of investment opportunities in firms that exploit advanced technologies Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in … Continue reading

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 31: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index rallies to 65.84 despite an advanced biofuels drop

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 0.40 percent to 65.84 despite an advanced biofuels drop. For the day, Green Plains (GPRE) rallied 2.31 percent to $27.46, while Gevo (GEVO) retreated 13.88 percent to $0.22. … Continue reading

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PanAridus: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

PanAridus was launched in 2010 with a goal to improve the genetics of the guayule (why-you-lee) seed through the biosciences of genetics and selective breeding to the point that it would be profitable for farmers to grow, which has been … Continue reading

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Apple Electric Car: Concept Photos

Electric Cars | Future Technology | Transportation Recent rumours that suggest Apple may be working on an electric car have inspired the website carwow to produce some concept images of what the vehicle may look like. Speculation that Apple may … Continue reading

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy to use Syngenta’s Enogen tech

In Minnesota, Syngenta announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy(SIRE) to begin using Enogen corn enzyme technology at its Council Bluffs, Iowa, ethanol production facility following the 2015 harvest. SIRE is the third Iowa plant to sign … Continue reading

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Gevo announces shrinking net loss for Q4 2014

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced a net loss for the Q4 2014 of $11.1M compared to $17.3 during the same period in 2013. Revenues for Q4 2014 were $9.5M compared to $1.7 million in the same period in 2013. The … Continue reading

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Algae.Tec to expand Georgia algae production facility

In Georgia, following successful algae growth trials, Algae.Tec has commenced the expansion of its development and manufacturing facilities in Cumming, Georgia and the building of an initial small scale plant for the production of algae for the nutraceutical market. On … Continue reading

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CRE signs agreement for Idaho wood pellet plant

In Idaho, Centennial Renewable Energy of Idaho (CRE) has signed agreements to purchase land for its first wood pellet project in the state, a 160,000 metric tonne per year plant. Having completed extensive due diligence CRE’s funding advisor CHP Ventures … Continue reading

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Bluesphere breaks ground on first waste-to-energy project

In North Carolina, Bluesphere has broken ground for its first waste-to-energy project and new US headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The Bluesphere facility will produce 5.2 megawatts of clean energy from uneaten food that would normally end up in local landfills. That … Continue reading

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DOE announces Bioenergy 2015 conference for June 23-24

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office issued a “save the date” announce for Bioenergy 2015, in Washington DC June 23-24. “Hear directly from White House leadership, top government agency officials, members of Congress, industry movers and shakers, … Continue reading

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RFA & others send appropriations letter for blender pump funding

In Washington, ethanol and agriculture industry groups came together last week to advocate for continued funding of U.S. blender pump initiatives and U.S. export promotion efforts in a letter to the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related … Continue reading

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Growth Energy applauds Senate’s efforts to extend the RVP volatility waiver to E15

In Washington, following the introduction of S. 889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, legislation by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), which contains a provision to extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to E15, Tom … Continue reading

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Look, up in the Sky! The best of the aviation biofuels slides from ABLC 2015

Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best. At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included a complete program on aviaiton — and numerous producers elsewhere on the program are producing … Continue reading

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy … Continue reading

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Anellotech: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Founded in 2008, Anellotech has developed a clean technology platform for inexpensively producing bio-based chemicals from renewable non-food biomass. These drop-in, green versions of widely used petrochemicals; benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX), are used to make plastics for consumer goods … Continue reading

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The Advanced Bioeconomy Dashboard for 3/30/15: equities, fuels, chemicals, and feedstock prices and data

The Digest’s Dashboard is a convenient “news you can use” 5-Minute summary of current markets including key commodity prices, relevant futures, bioenergy-related stocks, and historical equities data. Latest prices – key commodities. Most recent commodity closing prices, and price changes, for … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index is flat at 65.58 despite an enzymes surge

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 65.58 despite an enzymes surge. For the day, Codexis (CDXS) jumped 11.34 percent to $4.50. while Gevo (GEVO) retreated 5.80 percent to $0.25. Among other equities, … Continue reading

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The Bigfoot Electric Monster Truck

Electric Cars | Transportation Some Friday fun… we discovered this intriguing electric beast while covering this week’s Vancouver Auto Show. It’s not really going to do much to help the environment, but we think it’s kind of neat that many … Continue reading

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