Alaska Airlines to Fly with Gevo’s Biojet Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Alaska Airlines has plans today to fuel its commercial flight from Seattle, Washington to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport outside of Washington, DC with Gevo’s biojet fuel. The alcohol to jet fuel (ATJ) is produced through the conversion of cellulosic sugars derived from wood waste into renewable isobutanol and then into ATJ. The renewable fuel meets all ASTM D7566 standards …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, isobutanol

NASCAR Surpasses 10 Million Miles on Green #E15

Joanna Schroeder

NASCAR has announced that during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, it will surpass 10 million competition miles fueled by Sunoco Green E15. The miles were accumulated during practices and qualifying and racing laps. This season is the 6th since Sunoco and American Ethanol began a partnership and the green fuel was debuted …

American Ethanol, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR

#Ag Secretary Vilsack Bids Farewell at #NAFB16

Joanna Schroeder

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who has been in office for eight years, made his last appearance at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention this week in Kansas City, Missouri. “First of all, I want to thank the broadcasters here today,” Vilsack began to a standing room only crowd. “I think all of you have done and continue to …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, NAFB

RFA Talks #Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Joanna Schroeder

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention in Kansas City is one of Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen’s favorite events of the year. This year the big issue that everyone was talking about was the election and how it might impact the industry. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was voted in as …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, politics, RFA

Changing Cell Behavior Could Boost #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

A Washington University computer scientist may have cracked a new code to improve biofuel production. Michael Brent, the Henry Edwin Sever Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has learned how to coax cells to do natural things under unnatural circumstances. The key was an algorithm Brent developed called NetSurgeon. The program recommends genes that can …

biofuels, Ethanol, Research

EPA Announces #RFS Point of Obligation Decision

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed denying a petition to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Under the current rule, oil refiners and importers are the entities obligated to blend more renewable fuel into the transportation fuel supply under the RFS, but they were seeking to change that obligation to entities that own gasoline …

EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

ACE Annual Fly-In Set for March 2017

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has set the dates for its annual Washington, DC fly-in: March 23-23 2017. The ethanol industry will gather at Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill prior to hitting the pavement. “ACE’s 2017 fly-in occurs during the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, a time when President-elect Trump will begin to prioritize his campaign promises …

ACE, Ethanol, politics

Gevo Enters On-Road Market

Joanna Schroeder

Gevo’s isobutanol is now being sold for use in vehicles in the Houston area. According to the company, this is the first time its fuel has been specifically targeted for on-road automobiles. In the past, the isobutanol has been marketed to marinas and the aviation industry. The fuel is being marketed by Musket Corporation, Gevo’s Houston market distributor. Entering into …

isobutanol

Sleepy Eye Students Learn about Minnesota #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Students from Sleepy Eye High School recently learned about ethanol when they toured the nearby Highwater Ethanol located in Lamberton, Minn. During the tour, the 23 students learned about ethanol production – specifically how Highwater Ethanol produced nearly 60 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. “The opportunity to host Sleepy High School for this tour was a great opportunity for …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol

#Biodiesel Industry Congrats President-Elect Trump

Joanna Schroeder

Along with their sister biofuel ethanol, the biodiesel diesel industry is congratulating President-Elect Donald Trump who is set to become America’s 45th President. National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen issued the following statement. “The National Biodiesel Board congratulates our newly elected and returning leaders and looks forward to working them to promote local jobs, energy security and clean air through …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, NBB, politics