US Government Challenging Abengoa Bankruptcy Plan

Joanna Schroeder

KSCB News is reporting that Shell has been outbid for the cellulosic ethanol biorefinery owned by Spain-based Abengoa Bioenergy in Hugoton, Kansas. Synata Bio Inc, who owns the cellulosic ethanol technology formerly owned by Coskata, bid $48.5 million for the shuttered ethanol plant as part of Abengoa’s bankruptcy. In October, Shell put in a bid for $26 million and according …

biofuels, Ethanol

NBB Welcomes 5th Edition of #Biodiesel Guide

Joanna Schroeder

In conjunction with the U.S. Clean Cities program, the Department of Energy (DOE) has released the fifth edition of its Biodiesel Handling & Use Guide. The publication serves as an educational tool for those who blend, distribute and use biodiesel, and is targeted to fleets, blenders, distributors and anyone involved in related activities. The guide offers basic information on the …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Education, NBB

#Biodiesel Supporters Share Stories on the Hill

Joanna Schroeder

More than 30 biodiesel supporters from multiple states shared their stories and the benefits on biodiesel in the halls of Congress this week. “We have a great message to share with our elected officials,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO, Donnell Rehagen. “We want our messages and our success story to be top of mind now and when any tax extenders …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, NBB, politics

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Green Biologics, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Green Biologics Ltd., a U.K. industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, has announced that its high purity bio-based n-butanol and acetone have received official certification under the USDA BioPreferred® program. The products are now certified as 100 percent bio-based and are marketed under the BioPure™ brand. Biofuels Digest has reported that Blue Marble …

Bioenergy Bytes

#Ethanol Industry to EPA: Deny Point of Obligation Change

Joanna Schroeder

A letter was sent to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator McCarthy yesterday from the ethanol industry, along with some unlikely allies, calling on the EPA to deny the request for a change to the point of obligation for Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)  compliance.  The letter was signed by Growth Energy, API, RFA, PMAA, Advanced Biofuels Association, NACS, NATSO and …

EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Finnish #Climate Report Phases out Coal, Ups #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

On November 30, 2016, the Finnish Government began discussing its approved National Energy and Climate Strategy that was released on November 24th. “National Energy and Climate Strategy to 2030,” outlines the country’s strategies and gives detailed actions that will be undertaken for the country to reach European Union (EU) climate objectives through 2030 as well as to help Finland to …

advance biofuels, Alternative energy, bioenergy, biojet fuel, Climate Change

Growth Energy, Retailers Pink Out Program Raises $40K

Joanna Schroeder

This past October Growth Energy partnered with several retailers who sell E15 for a Pink Out campaign to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. When a consumer purchased E15 during the month, each retailer donated 2 cents per gallon with the campaign raising $40,465.64 Participating retailers included Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA. “We are thrilled to have …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

Biogreen Diesel Wins #Biofuels Company of the Year

Joanna Schroeder

Biogreen Diesel has been awarded the 2016 South Africa Biofuels Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan for its work in the biofuel industry producing biodiesel from waste cooking oil. Biogreen began processing between 3,000 to 5,000 litres each month in Cape Town and today is processing between 20,000 to 25,000 litres per month. The company has announced plans …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, International, Waste-to-Energy

RFA Analysis Finds 80% Cars Warrantied for #E15

Joanna Schroeder

A new analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds that more than 80 percent of vehicles model year 2017 are approved for the use of E15 by the manufacturer. This is an increase of 10 percent from model year 2016. Model Year 2017 is the first for Hyundai Motor Company and Kia …

automotive, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Biodico Begins #Biodiesel Delivery to UCSB

Joanna Schroeder

Biodico is now delivering biodiesel to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), that was produced from used cooking oil collected at UCSB. The biodiesel will be used to fuel tractors and other diesel-powered equipment on campus. The renewable fuel was produced at Biodico’s “Zero Net Energy Farm” that went online in December of 2015 in the San Joaquin Valley. …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel