#Biofuels Could Benefit Under Trump

Joanna Schroeder Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Solar

At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo this week, noted agricultural economist Dan Basse with Ag Resource Company once again provided his global outlook for agriculture, which includes the outlook for biofuels. Basse noted that he doesn’t believe the Biodiesel Tax Credit, which expires on December 31, 2016, will be extended before the end of the …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Solar

#Ethanol Exports Rise, Imports Fizzle

Joanna Schroeder Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Ethanol exports continue to rise with another record breaking October with a total of 131.6 million gallons (mg), the highest monthly volume since December 2011. The U.S. government data was analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and found that October exports were 32 percent higher than September of this year and 69 percent higher than in August of this …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Sweden Releases Climate Roadmap 2050

Joanna Schroeder biomass, biomaterials, Climate Change, International

Sweden has unveiled its Climate Roadmap – the country’s plan to help meet the EU initiative Roadmap 2050 for climate, transportation and energy. One key area to meet these goals, finds the plan, is the bio-based economy. For Sweden, its forest and forestry sector will play a major role in this emerging bio-based economy through more sustainable forest management, its …

biomass, biomaterials, Climate Change, International

Study Shows People Will May More for #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Research

A new study has found that consumers are willing to pay more for second generation biofuels, in fact up to an 11 percent premium over conventional fuel. The research, “Consumer Preferences for Second-Generation Bioethanol,” was conducted by Washington State University (WSU) and published in the November issue of the journal of Energy Economics. “We were surprised the premium was that …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Research

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder Bioenergy Bytes

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its December 2016 Short-Term Energy Outlook. The forecast for renewables: “U.S. wind power capacity is expected to increase by 11% next year, while utility-scale solar power capacity is set to grow by 27%.” Reuters is reporting that China is aiming to produce 4 million tonnes of ethanol by 2020, doubling output from the …

Bioenergy Bytes

Nebraska Drivers Save $17M With #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, Environment, Ethanol, Octane

Ethanol-blended fuels are saving Nebraska consumers money at the pump this year – nearly $17 million. According to data analyzed by the Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB), these savings are due to lower-prices for ethanol as compared to wholesale gasoline along with the state’s projected yearly fuel consumption of 900 million gallons. Today the most common ethanol blend sold across the …

biofuels, Environment, Ethanol, Octane

BETO to Issue Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Funding

Joanna Schroeder advance biofuels, biochemicals, Biodiesel, bioproducts, Ethanol

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement called, “Integrated Biorefinery Optimization.” The funding will support R&D to increase biorefinery efficiencies that result in a continuous operation and production of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower at competitive prices to fossil-based products. Suggested methods for accomplishing …

advance biofuels, biochemicals, Biodiesel, bioproducts, Ethanol

Queensland RFA: Gas Prices Intact With #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder Biodiesel, Ethanol, International

The Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (Queensland RFA) has come out in support of ethanol after various statements from organizations claim that blending ethanol in the fuel supply will increase the price of gas. This, says Queensland RFA, is not true. The debate was heightened recently when the State of Government’s ethanol mandate passed along with a report from the Australian …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, International

#Algae Food & Fuel Can Reduce GHG Emissions

Joanna Schroeder advance biofuels, algae, biomass, Research

New research has found that using microalgae to produce food and biofuel can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study was led by Michael J. Walsh, a research fellow in Bentley University’s Center for Integration of Science and Industry, and found that algal food and fuel coproduction can help to improve both land and water-use efficiency while reducing GHG …

advance biofuels, algae, biomass, Research

When Price is Right FFV Drivers Choose #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder biofuels, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

When fuel prices are competitive, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) will fill up with high-ethanol blends such as E85 according to a new article published in Energy Policy. Authors Sébastien Pouliot and, Bruce A. Babcock also found that the recently finalized RFS requirement for 2017 for 15 gallons of conventional biofuels is in fact achievable with current infrastructure and …

biofuels, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA