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White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

July 31, 2016 |

In Washington, a new White House report, titled “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy,” sets out prioritized federal research and development goals and objectives to address key scientific and technical challenges that inhibit the development, production, and use of economically viable alternative jet fuels at commercial scale. The Alternative Jet Fuel Interagency Working […]

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Protein, Protein: The bioeconomy’s latest technology fad is, actually, a pivot back to an ancient and enduring concern

Protein, Protein: The bioeconomy’s latest technology fad is, actually, a pivot back to an ancient and enduring concern

July 5, 2018 |

In the bioeconomy, the grass is always greener on the other side of a corporate repositioning, and we’ve seen the product and feedstocks fads roll onto the shoreline with numbing regularity. We had ethanol until there was biodiesel, and algae until there was jet fuel. Then, chemicals until there was Brazil, and drop-in fuels until […]

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Aviation biofuels: 10 years, 100,000 flights and we’re still arguing about feedstock – why?

Aviation biofuels: 10 years, 100,000 flights and we’re still arguing about feedstock – why?

February 26, 2018 |

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first demo flight on biofuel  which was done by Virgin Atlantic. LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren shared the factoid that, since that day, more than 100,000 commercial flights have used low carbon fuels. “This is especially amazing since in 2006 I was told over and over that biofuel flight […]

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US biodiesel production up in February at 94 million gallons

US biodiesel production up in February at 94 million gallons

May 2, 2017 |

In February, biodiesel production rose to 94 million gallons in February, up 1 million gallons from January, but 11 million gallons less than in 2016, using 736 million lb of feedstocks. Of the total, 71% of the biodiesel was produced in the Midwest with more than 50% of the feedstocks coming from soy oil, followed […]

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As OPEC falls, what is the liberated market signaling to producers?

As OPEC falls, what is the liberated market signaling to producers?

March 21, 2017 |

The biggest two pieces of news in renewable fuels in the past 12 months have been the collapse in RIN prices, and the complete offsetting of reduced Middle Eastern oil production with increases in US rig counts for fracking operations. In other words, OPEC has collapsed in terms of its goal of setting a global oil […]

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REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

REG’s Rolling Thunder: What did not kill them (falling oil prices), made them stronger

April 4, 2016 |

At 8:30am, there’s a standing daily meeting of the key traders in Gary Haer’s sales group at REG headquarters in Ames, Iowa. And they’re not kidding. Everyone stands. For 15 minutes there’s the rat-a-tat-tat of rumor, fact, competitors, pricing, spreads, the who’s selling what and where, the buying and selling of diesel, renewable diesel and biodiesel across North […]

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Crack spread, crush spread, fuse spread

Crack spread, crush spread, fuse spread

September 23, 2015 |

In oil & gas and biofuels, we hear about crack spread and crush spread. But fuse spread is a critical factor in advanced, low-carbon fuels. Here’s the what and why and who. The most fundamental economic in the oil & gas business has historically been the crack spread, which is the price difference between the […]

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The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

The Neodiesel Revolution heads offshore: Benefuel, Felda expand in Malaysia

February 24, 2015 |

It’s New, it’s Neo —  the neodiesel companies — brimming with technologies to create cleaner alternatives to a powerhouse fuel. They have the performance, half the carbon, and a range of low-cost feedstocks to choose from. Now, neodiesel heads for Malaysia as a JV opens up ultra low-cost feedstocks with Benefuel’s ENSEL technology. From Malaysia have […]

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Olivefield: Benefuel announces JV with Felda for Malaysian biodiesel retrofit

Olivefield: Benefuel announces JV with Felda for Malaysian biodiesel retrofit

August 31, 2014 |

There’s greenfield construction – new plants. There’s brownfield — redeveloping disused industrial sites. Now, there’s olivefield. Transforming existing sites with new technology that diversify the inputs, reduce the carbon scores, or broaden the product set. As a new JV between Benefuel and Felda exemplifies. In May in “The Neodiesel revolution” we wrote: “Here comes Neo […]

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All Your Biodiesel Are Belong To Us: The 10 Top Mistakes in Covering Renewable Fuels

All Your Biodiesel Are Belong To Us: The 10 Top Mistakes in Covering Renewable Fuels

August 21, 2014 |

How bad, bent, half-baked, bungled, pettifogged, misconstrued, out-of-date, misleading or agenda-laden can coverage of renewable fuels get? This week, America’s favorite advanced biofuel, biodiesel, gets a hit job. The Digest investigates. In 1994, there were fewer than 1,000 websites. By 2013, there were 672 million. The proliferation of content has resulted in wildly uneven coverage of renewable fuels, if […]

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