Monthly Archives: January 2019

US Grains Council boosts information offering regarding ethanol

In Washington, to make ethanol program information, resources and updates more easily accessible for stakeholders and members, the US Grains Council has expanded its web presence for ethanol, highlighting many of the important components of is ethanol efforts. The following … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on US Grains Council boosts information offering regarding ethanol

Ireland awards grants funds to 12 businesses to boost the blue bioeconomy

In Ireland, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine has announced that the Marine Institute is to provide 12 marine businesses (in collaboration with five universities) with investment funding totaling EUR2.4 million over three years. The funding is being provided … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Ireland awards grants funds to 12 businesses to boost the blue bioeconomy

Epitome Energy chooses Minnesota site for future soybean biodiesel plant

In Minnesota, Epitome Energy has chosen the town of Crookston as the location of its proposed soybean extraction plant that will produce 30 million gallons per year of biodiesel in addition to soy oil and soybean meal. The company told … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Epitome Energy chooses Minnesota site for future soybean biodiesel plant

Aemetis receives $12.7 million tax break from California

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced that the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) awarded the Aemetis Riverbank Advanced Biofuels Project an exclusion from the payment of California sales and use taxes valued at $12.7 million.  The CAEATFA … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Aemetis receives $12.7 million tax break from California

Malaysia PM writes to French president asking for reprieve on palm oil

In Malaysia, the Prime Minister has sent a letter to the President of France asking him to drop the de facto restrictions on palm oil from 2020 that will see tax breaks for fuels produced from the controversial feedstock come … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Malaysia PM writes to French president asking for reprieve on palm oil

University of York awarded grant to boost bioeconomy of local SMEs

In the UK, University of York has been awarded GBP1.5 million to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver innovative products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources. The funding has been awarded to the Biorenewables Development Centre … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on University of York awarded grant to boost bioeconomy of local SMEs

Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

In Pennsylvania, in discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may have implications for plant breeding in the future. … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

Malaysia looks to double biodiesel blending to 20% by 2020

In Malaysia, despite the several years of delays to get to 10% biodiesel blending from 7%, a shift that will be implemented in February, Reuters reports that the government is seriously looking at doubling the mandate to 20% as soon … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Malaysia looks to double biodiesel blending to 20% by 2020

Hot 50 Nominations 2019 now open!

  Out of thousands of eligible organizations, who will make the Hot 50– who will get your vote? Expanded voting options via Twitter – special Photo voting In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 50 … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Hot 50 Nominations 2019 now open!

Advanced Biofuels Cost Reduction: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to IEA Bioenergy

IEA Bioenergy is looking at how advanced biofuels could be more affordable and what sort of policy support might be needed? Adam Brown from IEA Bioenergy gave this illuminating overview of the potential for cost reduction for advanced biofuels at … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Advanced Biofuels Cost Reduction: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to IEA Bioenergy

Attis Industries teams with Novozymes on its biorefinery plans

In Georgia, Attis Industries Inc. announced it will collaborate with Novozymes A/S whereby Novozymes has committed to supplying the enzymes required by Attis to convert its pulp into sugar at all of its planned biorefineries. Novozymes has a broad portfolio of … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Attis Industries teams with Novozymes on its biorefinery plans

Etihad flies Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam partly on aviation biofuel

In the UAE, the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute that is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, announced the world’s first commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel on an Etihad … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Etihad flies Boeing 787 from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam partly on aviation biofuel

Brazilian ethanol pipeline exploring expansion into corn-based ethanol regions

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the ethanol pipeline owned and operated by Logum that transports the fuel from producing regions in Sao Paolo and other states to urban demand centers is looking to expand the pipeline to areas that have … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Brazilian ethanol pipeline exploring expansion into corn-based ethanol regions

Royal Netherlands Air Force to fly on 5% aviation biofuel from Leeuwarden Airbase

In the Netherlands, starting January 14, the Royal Netherlands Air Force operates her flights from Leeuwarden Airbase on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The SAF is supplied by SkyNRG and Shell Aviation and produced in the US by World Energy, at … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Royal Netherlands Air Force to fly on 5% aviation biofuel from Leeuwarden Airbase

ENI launches castor trial in Tunisia

In Tunisia, ENI has launched a pilot project growing castor that will be used for producing oil to supply biofuel production at its facilities in Venice and Gela, Sicily. The 140-acre trial has been split up in lots to facilitate … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on ENI launches castor trial in Tunisia

Ethanol stocks bounce back as production rises again

In Washington, DTN reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production not only rose last week but that stocks are more than 3% higher than they were this time last year as stocks continue to rise to 23.3 billion … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Ethanol stocks bounce back as production rises again

Indian researchers develop zeolite catalyst to speed up furfural production from waste

In India, researchers from the National Chemical Laboratory have developed a new zeolite catalyst that can speed up the production of furfural from agricultural waste biomass without having to pass through traditional intermediate steps that are time consuming and costly. … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Indian researchers develop zeolite catalyst to speed up furfural production from waste

EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

Sustainable plastics – If we want a sustainable future, it will be driven by companies

By Tomi Nyman, Principal at Pöyry Special to The Digest It seems like there is a never-ending deluge of negativity about plastics in the media. Yet for all the valid and important points being made about the environmental impacts of … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Sustainable plastics – If we want a sustainable future, it will be driven by companies

Biomass Biocrude: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Ensyn

Ensyn produces a biocrude from forest and agricultural residues using its proprietary thermal technology. Dr. Robert G. Graham, Founder and Executive Chairman of Ensyn gave this illuminating overview of their growth in RFO, advancement in refinery co-processing, and start-up of … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiesel Report | Comments Off on Biomass Biocrude: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Ensyn