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Altair Paramount seeking fuel pathway approvals from CARB

In California, Altair Paramount, LLC has applied for fuel pathways for renewable diesel, renewable naphtha and renewable jet fuels derived from rendered animal fat feedstock and processed at their facility in Paramount, California. Altair sources rendered inedible animal fat from … Continue reading

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Concerns over potential deforestation resulting from French Guiana biofuel push

In French Guiana, MongaBay reports BiofuelWatch and local environmentalists are concerned about potentially significant environmental damage to the country’s portion of the Amazon rainforest due to plans for soy oil-based bioenergy production to power the Latin American French overseas department. … Continue reading

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Importers worried as Indonesia looks to raise palm oil levies to fund biodiesel mandate

In Indonesia, Reuters reports there are concerns that planned increased to palm oil export levies to boost funding for its biodiesel blending program would in turn cut demand for the vegetable oil whose prices have been strengthening recently. At the … Continue reading

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Ethanol production slips during Thanksgiving holiday

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports Energy Information Administration data shows production slipped slightly last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and continued impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic to an average of 974,000 barrels. The figure was 16,000 barrels lower … Continue reading

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Maharashtra sugar mills plan to divert enough juice to ethanol to avoid sugar surplus

In India, the Economic Times reports Maharashtra sugar mills are wasting no time to take advantage of the government’s deregulation of ethanol feedstock, aiming to divert as much sugarcane juice to fuel as possible to limit the possibility of an … Continue reading

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Australian engineer looks to develop farmer-owned biodiesel plants across the country

In Australia, Farm Online reports that an engineer-cum-entrepreneur has so far signed on 13 oilseed farmers in to his plans to develop farmer-owned biodiesel production facilities around the country. The idea is to pay farmers for part of their oilseed … Continue reading

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Researchers show how bacterial control the chemicals produced from consuming “food”

In California, a new study reveals how bacteria control the chemicals produced from consuming ‘food.’ The insight could lead to organisms that are more efficient at converting plants into biofuels.  The study, authored by scientists at UC Riverside and Pacific … Continue reading

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Advanced Biofuels Coalition calls on European Commission to stand behind biofuels

In Belgium, a coalition of nearly 40 associations and producer companies have sent a joint letter to the European Commission asking it to recognize and include the renewable fuel dimension in the revision of the CO2 emissions standard regulation for … Continue reading

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Microbioreactors for Fermentation Optimization: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to m2p-labs

If you missed ABLC this summer, check out this illuminating slide guide from Jeff Thornton at m2p-labs where he shares how microbioreactors can be used to de-risk larger scale, more expensive systems, increase throughput data density at low cost which … Continue reading

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Emissions-to-feed protein production, fermentation animal-free cheese, greener medical gloves, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 4th

This week is filled with ‘Gouda ideas’ like San Francisco animal-free cheesemaker that uses precision fermentation to produce casein, a protein present in cow’s milk, or cell-based meat company that developed cultivated chicken mince that it hopes will address both … Continue reading

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Clariant on track to finish Romanian sunliquid plant construction by end-2021

In Romania, Clariant says it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol production plant in Podari, in the southwestern part of Romania, with construction set for completion by the end of 2021. While the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Texas company to invest $15M in producing green pallets from corn stover in Iowa

In Iowa, the Des Moines Register reports a Texas company is looking to invest $15 million in a facility that will produce green shipping pallets from corn stover. The technology, called CornBoard, is already used for everything from surfboards to … Continue reading

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Chinese investors bring Scottish green energy village scheme closer to reality

In the UK, the Scotsman newspaper reports that North China Power Engineering will invest £800,000 in a green energy village scheme in Aberdeenshire that is meant to power 10s of thousands of homes. The 40-acre project will combine a mixed … Continue reading

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Buyer for Fiberight’s Maine MSW-to-biofuel plant on the table

In Maine, local press reports there is a potential buyer for the Fiberight facility that has been closed since May who could bring the MSW-to-biofuel plant online by early 2021. The undisclosed company is still negotiating with the Municipal Review … Continue reading

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Indonesia rethinking biodiesel policy due to $865M deficit seen for 2021

In Indonesia, Reuters reports the government is working hard to find ways to keep its biodiesel program alive in the face of ongoing cheap oil prices and rising palm oil prices. An $865 million deficit in the biodiesel program’s budget … Continue reading

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PKN Orlen looking to invest in renewables to help hit net zero targets

In Poland, ChemWeek reports the country’s oil giant PKN Orlen is looking to spend considerably on renewable fuels including hydrogen and biofuels through 2030 as part of its wider strategic plan. Like many other oil companies of late, PKN Orlen … Continue reading

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NSF grant helps Penn State researchers see how duckweed can limit nutrient pollution

In Pennsylvania, with a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Penn State researchers will investigate how duckweed could be grown on Pennsylvania farms to limit nutrient pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. Duckweed, a tiny plant resembling a lily … Continue reading

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Growth Energy intends to sue EPA over failure to issue RVO on time

In Washington, Growth Energy submitted a notice of intent to sue letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its failure to fulfill its statutory obligation to issue the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) by November 30, 2020, an annual … Continue reading

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Predictive Models and Computing to Accelerate Biofuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Scaling-Up of Biofuels

This just released report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office sums up the input that 175 participants from biofuels and bioenergy sectors gave at a virtual workshop to come up with best practices for utilizing mathematical modeling tools … Continue reading

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Who’s in Hot Water, Cold Water, and Who’s Just Right?: Mitsubishi, Monolith Materials, Codexis, Casdin, LG Chem, Neste, Wells Fargo, EPA, NXTLEVVEL, Elementis, Growth Energy, US National Labs, Ginkgo Bioworks in the news

Who’s in Hot Water? Some of the Usual Suspects get into the usual trouble. We note that EPA missed the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligation deadline, and Growth Energy threatens a lawsuit. Really. We get tired of reporting on the industry … Continue reading

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