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SG Preston to Build $400 Million Renewable Diesel Plant in Ohio - Bloomberg

Biofuel News - 3 hours 29 min ago

SG Preston to Build $400 Million Renewable Diesel Plant in Ohio
Bloomberg
SG Preston, a Philadelphia-based biofuel company, is planning a $400 million renewable diesel plant in Ohio. The South Point facility in Lawrence County is expected to be completed in 2017 and will have capacity of 120 million gallons (454 million liters), ...

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Gevo Sees Minnesota Biofuels Plant Breaking Even in 2014 - Businessweek

Biofuel News - 3 hours 57 min ago

Gevo Sees Minnesota Biofuels Plant Breaking Even in 2014
Businessweek
Mass production of biofuels from plant waste has proven technologically and economically challenging. Alan Shaw, former chief executive of Codexis Inc. (CDXS:US), the first advanced biofuel company to be publicly traded in the U.S., last year called the ...

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EPA releases June RIN data - Ethanol Producer Magazine

Biofuel News - 6 hours 27 min ago

Ethanol Producer Magazine

EPA releases June RIN data
Ethanol Producer Magazine
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for June, reporting that more than 1.46 billion RINs were generated during the month across all biofuel categories. For the second consecutive month of 2014, no cellulosic RINs were ...

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EPA won't require 2013 RFS reports until after 2014 quotas are out - Oil & Gas Journal

Biofuel News - 9 hours 30 min ago

EPA won't require 2013 RFS reports until after 2014 quotas are out
Oil & Gas Journal
Refiners and other obligated parties under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard won't be required to file 2013 reports until after 2014 quotas for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel have been announced, the ...

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Gene research for better biofuels - Fierce Energy

Biofuel News - 10 hours 1 min ago

Gene research for better biofuels
Fierce Energy
Switchgrass has high potential as a biofuel source, which can be used in power generation. That is why Robin Buell, an MSU plant biologist, is working to identify the genetic factors that regulate cold hardiness in switchgrass. By studying switchgrass' genetic ...

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Gene research for better biofuels - Fierce Energy

Biofuel News - 10 hours 1 min ago

Gene research for better biofuels
Fierce Energy
Switchgrass has high potential as a biofuel source, which can be used in power generation. That is why Robin Buell, an MSU plant biologist, is working to identify the genetic factors that regulate cold hardiness in switchgrass. By studying switchgrass' genetic ...

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Biofuel made from whisky could power cars - The Drinks Business

Biofuel News - 10 hours 31 min ago

The Drinks Business

Biofuel made from whisky could power cars
The Drinks Business
whisky1 Celtic Renewables teamed up with Europe's largest biotechnology pilot facility in Belgium, the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, earlier this year with the aim of scaling up production of its biofuel made from whisky-making bi-products, as reported by the ...

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EPA Extends 2013 Biofuel Compliance Deadline for Third Time (Reuters) - InsideClimate News

Biofuel News - 10 hours 39 min ago

EPA Extends 2013 Biofuel Compliance Deadline for Third Time (Reuters)
InsideClimate News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday extended the deadline for the third time for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a move quickly criticized by the oil industry. Annual compliance reports would be due 30 ...

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AgriLife Research study: Mesquite a complementary biofuel feedstock - AgriLife Today

Biofuel News - 10 hours 50 min ago

AgriLife Today

AgriLife Research study: Mesquite a complementary biofuel feedstock
AgriLife Today
In the U.S., federal support has played a key role in the biofuel industry. Examples include the Renewable Fuel Standard, established with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and later expanded. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 stipulates the ...

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Biofuel groups press White House on more than just 2014 targets - agprofessional.com

Biofuel News - 12 hours 5 min ago

Biofuel groups press White House on more than just 2014 targets
agprofessional.com
(Reuters) - The U.S. biofuel industry is urging the Obama administration to go beyond simply raising proposed targets for use of the fuels, making the case instead for fundamental changes to the government's approach to the renewable fuel program.

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Innovative 'Trigeneration' System Offers Biofuel-Powered CHP for Isolated ... - AZoCleantech

Biofuel News - 13 hours 6 min ago

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Innovative 'Trigeneration' System Offers Biofuel-Powered CHP for Isolated ...
AZoCleantech
To make the system even greener, and more appropriate for the developing world, the team has also shown the system can be powered by biofuels. "We wanted to avoid running the trigeneration system using biodiesel or other highly-processed fuels from ...

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Alkol Biotech joins Madrid Science Park - EIN News (press release)

Biofuel News - 13 hours 12 min ago

Alkol Biotech joins Madrid Science Park
EIN News (press release)
This is the development of a sugarcane hybrid intended to produce high cellulose content biomass for the European "generational blackout" of 1st generation biofuels in 2020, where 93% of the ethanol used in the old continent will come from cellulose and no ...

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VIDEO: Hawaii Delivers $1.6 Million for Hilo Biofuel Program - Big Island Video News

Biofuel News - 14 hours 8 min ago

Big Island Video News

VIDEO: Hawaii Delivers $1.6 Million for Hilo Biofuel Program
Big Island Video News
HONOLULU, Hawaii – An innovative, “sustainable zero-waste conversion project” that promises to produce biofuel and high-protein animal feed from unmarketable papaya in Hilo just got a big boost from the State of Hawaii. On Thursday, Gov.

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Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash after putting ideology over ethanol ... - Daily Journal

Biofuel News - 17 hours 41 min ago

Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash after putting ideology over ethanol ...
Daily Journal
When the congressman from Kansas' First District, where eleven biofuel plants dot the sprawling landscape, refused to back away from his co-sponsorship of a bill that would phase out a renewable fuel program, many of his rural constituents were infuriated.

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U.S. EPA extends 2013 biofuel compliance deadline for third time - GlobalPost

Biofuel News - 21 hours 18 min ago

U.S. EPA extends 2013 biofuel compliance deadline for third time
GlobalPost
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday extended the deadline for the third time for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a move quickly criticized by the oil industry. Annual compliance ...

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The Boss From Hell: EPA, Congress and advanced biofuels - Biobased Digest

Biofuel News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:07

The Boss From Hell: EPA, Congress and advanced biofuels
Biobased Digest
In the case of biofuels: Yes, EPA has held up approving new pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard for dozens of applicants for more than two years, for no well-understood reason. A pathway certifies that a given feedstock and processing technology ...

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Helping switchgrass survive winter will boost biofuel potential - Ethanol Producer Magazine

Biofuel News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:06

Ethanol Producer Magazine

Helping switchgrass survive winter will boost biofuel potential
Ethanol Producer Magazine
Michigan State University has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and USDA program to develop hardier switchgrass, a plant native to North America that holds high potential as a biofuel source. If switchgrass could better endure ...

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GOL Airlines completes flight with Amyris-Total aviation biofuel - Biomass Magazine

Biofuel News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:56

GOL Airlines completes flight with Amyris-Total aviation biofuel
Biomass Magazine
On July 31, Amyris Inc. partnered with Brazilian airline, GOL, to fly the industry's first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. The first flight, GOL flight 7725, departed from Orlando, Florida, on July 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM ET and ...

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New UC Davis study offers surprising insights on biofuels - Biomass Magazine

Biofuel News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:24

Biomass Magazine

New UC Davis study offers surprising insights on biofuels
Biomass Magazine
A scientific study recently released by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis examines how an incremental approach to supplement advanced innovation in biofuels can help California and the nation meet clean fuel and lower emission standards.

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US EPA extends compliance deadline for 2013 biofuel mandate - Reuters

Biofuel News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:16

US EPA extends compliance deadline for 2013 biofuel mandate
Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Agency on Thursday extended the deadline for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Annual compliance reports would be ...

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