Turf Feeding Kicks off Hydroponic #Biofuels Project

Joanna Schroeder

Turf Feeding Systems has been selected to design, build and manage a unique hydroponic biofuels project in Mexico for Zphere Works. The biojet fuel will be produced from Jatropha grown on an 80,000 acre Monarca plantation in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Turf Feeding Systems says this is the first project to bring together products and technologies to create a …

advance biofuels, Agribusiness, aviation biofuels

Half of U.S. Breaks Through ‘Blend Wall’

Joanna Schroeder

New data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds that nearly half of the U.S. has broken through the so-called “blend wall” in 2015.  Gasoline purchased in 25 states as well as the District of Columbia, contained more than 10 percent ethanol on average. This, says the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), demonstrates that the spurious “E10 Blend Wall” is …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

RFA’s Dinneen to Keynote 2017 @IowaFuel Summit

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen will keynote the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. His theme: Making Ethanol Great Again. The annual event is taking place January 31, 2017 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. Registration is open and it’s free to attend. “The inauguration of a new President always creates the potential for …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, RFA

Solenis Licenses Corn Oil Technology to Hydrite

Joanna Schroeder

Solenis has announced that the company has licensed its corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite Chemical. This resolves pending legal action filed by Hydrite against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patents for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids. Going forward Solenis has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to Hydrite; thus, Hydrite will become an …

biofuels, corn, Ethanol

Green Fuels Lab Opens in Australia

Joanna Schroeder

A new advanced green fuels laboratory developed and constructed by Southern Oil Refining (SOR) has opened in Yarwun, near Gladstone in QLD Australia. The lab is one step in Southern Oil’s goal of completing a commercial-scale biorefinery in the country. The facility will research biocrude and biofuels technologies and came to fruition with the help of the Australian Renewable Energy …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, green diesel

Carbon Intensity Surpasses #Biofuel Volumes as Key Metric

Joanna Schroeder

Lux Research is reporting that new policies are being put forward based on technology-agnostic carbon intensity metrics rather than focusing on mandating volumes of specific biofuels. The move to low carbon fuels is being led, says Lux Research, by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the near-term winners will be renewable diesel and conventional electricity followed by renewable electricity. …

biofuels, biogas, Carbon Dioxide, Low Carbon Fuel Standard

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Amyris, Inc. and the Government of Queensland, Australia have announced a partnership to create a southeast hub of sustainable ingredients production for the rapidly-growing personal care sector in Asia, while supporting Queensland’s local economy and sugarcane industry. The partnership aims to develop a new production plant with support from local partners. The plant will produce Amyris’s high-value personal care and …

Bioenergy Bytes

Governors Thank Trump for #Biofuels Support

Joanna Schroeder

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition is thanking President-elect Trump for his “repeated statements of support for biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard” during his campaign. In the letter the governors pointed out that the  “nation’s biofuels industry has generated thousands of jobs” and will “continue to grow” the states’ economies. The governors also noted they are looking forward to working with his …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ron Wulfkuhle Appointed Head of Enogen for Syngenta

Joanna Schroeder

Thirty-year agriculture veteran Ron Wulfkuhle, head of GreenLeaf Genetics, has been appointed as the new head of Syngenta’s Enogen corn enzyme technology division. He will replace 35-year Syngenta veteran Jack Bernens who is retiring at the end of this year. Syngenta reports that Bernens was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Enogen business. Wulfkuhle was raised on a …

biofuels, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Syngenta

IA Retailer Charlie Good Wins Distinguished Ag Award

Joanna Schroeder

Iowan and avid ethanol promoter Charlie Good has been honored with the 2016 Iowa Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF). The award, in its 38th year, honors an individual for his or her lifetime of achievement and promotion of Iowa ag. Dr. Maynard Hogberg was also given the honor for his academic …

biofuels, Ethanol