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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Edeniq and Aemetis, Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and renewable chemicals company, have announced they have entered into a License Agreement under which Aemetis will deploy Edeniq’s Pathway technology at its 60 million gallon per year ethanol production facility located in Keyes, California.
  • According to the Deccan Herald, The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has planned to run 1,800 of its 8,300 buses on biodiesel. The select buses will run on 20% biodiesel and 80% diesel. Currently, all KSRTC buses are running on 100% diesel. The KSRTC made the decision to reduce the diesel component after a series of trials and tests it carried out with biodiesel were successful.
  • Pankaj Lal, assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Studies with Montclair State University, was recently awarded a five-year, $450,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to explore sustainable bioenergy solutions in the Midwestern and Southern United States. Titled “Exploring Place-Based Opportunities for Bioenergy Sustainability,” Lal’s CAREER project will focus on place-based policy solutions that develop forest- and agriculture-based bioenergy as a fossil fuel alternative. His solutions will be based on analysis of factors such as location suitability, socioeconomic uncertainty and environmental impact.
  • Reuters is reporting that the Brazilian president has signed into law a proposal passed by both legislative houses to boost the biodiesel blend to 7%, to 8% in 2017 and 10% in 2019. Simultaneously, the government will undergo B15 trials over the next three years to ensure that the national fleet can operate with higher blends. The national biodiesel industry has been calling for such a policy to absorb their fuel into the domestic market and help create demand to boost production closer to their installed production capacity.
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