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Dry Idea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy in Arid Regions

Dry Idea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy in Arid Regions

January 21, 2018 |

The Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Scale up to profitable production, however, requires feedstock improvements, expansion of cultivation, agronomic knowledge and practices, and economic crop residue utilization. Researchers from The University of Arizona (UA), Bridgestone Americas, Inc., […]

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC regional biojet fuel consortium

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC regional biojet fuel consortium

January 18, 2018 |

Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC), a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and other institutions, government agencies, […]

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Japan opens public comment period regarding US and Brazilian GHG levels

Japan opens public comment period regarding US and Brazilian GHG levels

January 10, 2018 |

In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has opened a public comment period through January 18 regarding proposed policy changes that would allow the import of US-produced corn-based ethanol for ETBE by setting the greenhouse gas emissions for that ethanol at 43.15. US ethanol must be blended with Brazilian ethanol. The proposed changes […]

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Red Rock Biofuels scores $245 million state bond for Oregon plant

Red Rock Biofuels scores $245 million state bond for Oregon plant

January 9, 2018 |

In Oregon, Red Rock Biofuels got good news on Monday when the governor approved $245 million in bonds that will allow the company’s planned aviation biofuel plant thanks to overwhelming support by state level legislators and business groups. The facility set for Lake County intends to use 175,000 tons of forestry waste as feedstock as […]

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REG confirms it won’t move forward with crude oil project in Grays Harbor

REG confirms it won’t move forward with crude oil project in Grays Harbor

January 1, 2018 |

In Washington state, REG confirmed to local authorities it will not continue with Imperial Renewables earlier plans to handle crude oil through its facility in Hoquiam. The company originally announced the unlikelihood of moving forward with the plan when it bought Imperial Renewables in 2015 but only now officially confirmed it through the withdrawal of […]

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Regulations and policy changes signal murky year ahead for biofuels

Regulations and policy changes signal murky year ahead for biofuels

December 31, 2017 |

In the United Kingdom, ICIS reports that changes in antidumping regulations in the biodiesel market globally in the past year have left the outlook for European biodiesel murky for 2018, with concerns raised about a possible drop in production in the region as a result of the new antidumping landscape. ICIS also reports that Europe’s […]

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Texas researchers find spider silk could help understand how to regenerate bones

Texas researchers find spider silk could help understand how to regenerate bones

December 28, 2017 |

In Texas, some secrets to repair our skeletons might be found in the silky webs of spiders, according to recent experiments guided by supercomputers. Scientists involved say their results will help understand the details of osteoregeneration, or how bones regenerate. A study found that genes could be activated in human stem cells that initiate biomineralization, […]

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Minnesota leads the region with cleaner fuels

Minnesota leads the region with cleaner fuels

December 26, 2017 |

In Minnesota, the state again led the region in the growth and use of cleaner alternatives to traditional petroleum fuels in 2017, according to the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center lists 763 public and private alternative fuel stations located in Minnesota, compared to 601 in Wisconsin, […]

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Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

November 17, 2017 |

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana professor Madhu Khanna has been raising issues with including an indirect land use change factor for compliance with  low carbon fuel standards. Why, since ILUC is a required calculation for the Renewable Fuel Standard? Khanna notes that estimates of ILUC factor have varied considerably across studies and over time; plus, inclusion […]

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Gainesville Regional Utilities buys 102.5MW biomass power plant for $750 million

Gainesville Regional Utilities buys 102.5MW biomass power plant for $750 million

November 14, 2017 |

In Florida, Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a partnership of Energy Management, Inc., BayCorp Holdings, Starwood Energy and Fagen Power, LLC, has sold its 102.5-megawatt biomass facility to Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) for $750 million dollars. The GREC facility reached commercial operation in 2013 and sold all of its energy, capacity, and environmental attributes to […]

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