Interest in EVs Growing Finds Survey

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The second annual survey on electric vehicles (EVs) has found that consumer interest in purchasing EVs, led by young adults, has increased over the past year from 31 percent in 2015 to 36 percent in 2016 while 50 percent of young adults (18-34) saying they would consider purchasing. The survey found that the more consumers know about EVs, the greater …

Alternative Vehicles, Electric Vehicles

RFA Hosting Illinois #Ethanol Safety Seminars

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The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars next week in Benton, Illinois. Attendees will receive in-depth information on proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of the safety seminar. The Benton seminars will …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

Survey Says – Americans Want More Renewable Energy

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A new survey has found that 78 percent of respondents believe the winner of the presidential race should prioritize faster adoption of renewable energy. The 7th Sense & Sustainability Study released by G&S Business Communications also found that opinion is split in relation to elected leaders and their understanding of the costs associated of fossil fuels. Fifty-two percent disagree while …

Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Utilities

ACE Ads Urge Congress to Fix RVP Legislation

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is calling on Washington to pass legislation that would fix arcane RVP (Reid Vapor Pressure) that keeps E15 from being sold in most markets during summer months. The two-week digital media campaign is focused on five target online publications and includes a daily video webcast for energy and environmental policy leaders. Featured in the …

ACE, E15, Ethanol, Reid Vapor Pressure

Renmatix Secures $14M

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Renmatix has announced a $14 million investment led by Bill Gates. The company has developed a process called Plantrose that produces cellulosic sugars that can be used to produce bioproducts such as biofuels and biochemcals. The monies raised will be used, in part, to commercialize Plantrose through license sales. “To effectively address climate change, we need to develop an energy …

biochemicals, biofuels, biomass, bioproducts

BioEnergy Bytes

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September 21, 2016 is Zero Emissions Day, the global 24 hour moratorium on the use of fossil fuels. On this day, people are challenged to not use or burn oil, gas or coal as well as to minimize (or eliminate) the use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. Excelerate Energy L.P., in collaboration with Dubai Supply Authority, has completed the …

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Biofuel Champions Celebrate Return of #E15

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A group of America’s biofuel champions joined together this week to celebrate the return of #E15 at the pump for consumers who drive a 2001 or newer vehicle. In Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed today (Sept. 16, 2016) as Ethanol Day in his state. This announcement followed E15 decrees by Mayors of South St. Paul and Minneapolis. And in …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

High Plains Bioenergy Acquires #Biodiesel Plant

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High Plains Bioenergy (HPB) is expanding its biodiesel business with the acquisition of a biodiesel plant located in St. Joseph, Missouri. The new biorefinery will operate as HPB- St. Joe Biodiesel. Under the HPB brand, the biodiesel facility will use regionally sourced feedstocks and feature technology that will produce biodiesel with lower cloud point specifications. The plant is in production …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel

LanzaTech Produces First Lanzanol

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LanzaTech has produced its first 1,5000 gallons of jet fuel from Lanzanol – low carbon ethanol produced from waste industrial gases from steel mills via a fermentation process. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic, the fuel has been tested and passed all performance tests with early results showing the ethanol derived biojet fuel has carbon savings of 65 percent as compared …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, Ethanol

Iowa Biodiesel Board Elects Tom Brooks New Chair

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Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel, was elected as the chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) during the organization’s annual meeting on September 14, 2016. Brooks will lead the organization for the next year with the option of being elected to a three-year term. “This is an exciting time for biodiesel in Iowa, with our state leading …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel