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Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 19th

Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of May 19th

May 18, 2022 |

Can you imagine running a computer chip on algae – yes, algae – for more than six months? Apparently, that’s now possible thanks to biochemists at the University of Cambridge who created the biobased battery alternative to power small electronics during their “pandemic project”. And speaking of the pandemic, goodness knows we’ve taken more COVID-19 […]

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Super GT Championship introduces 100% renewable ETS Racing Fuels

Super GT Championship introduces 100% renewable ETS Racing Fuels

May 15, 2022 |

In Japan, Super GT is the first championship in Asia to run on a 100% biofuel. With the decision to use the fully sustainable fuel Renewablaze GTA R100 from ETS Racing Fuels, the GT Association has achieved a major milestone in leading the motorsport industry towards a more sustainable future. ETS Racing Fuels, a leading […]

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Ethanol production up 2.3% over previous week, 4.7% above 5-year average

Ethanol production up 2.3% over previous week, 4.7% above 5-year average

May 15, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production scaled up by 21,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 2.3%, to 991,000 b/d, equivalent to 41.62 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 1.2% more than the same week last year and 4.7% above the five-year average for the week. The four-week […]

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Mercedes-Benz plant is first one in Mercedes-Benz AG to utilize RNG

Mercedes-Benz plant is first one in Mercedes-Benz AG to utilize RNG

May 15, 2022 |

In South Carolina, a Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in Ladson, South Carolina, is now using renewable natural gas (RNG) converted by Charleston-based GreenGasUSA from methane captured at the McCall Farms commercial vegetable cannery in Effingham, South Carolina. GreenGasUSA installed equipment last year at McCall Farms to capture the methane from its Wastewater Treatment Facility and convert […]

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US DOE looking for bioenergy technologies reviewers, subject matter experts

US DOE looking for bioenergy technologies reviewers, subject matter experts

May 15, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office is looking for a diverse pool of subject matter experts in areas like municipal solid waste preprocessing and utilization, organic waste stream recovery, biochemical conversion, thermochemical conversion, and other expertise areas, to review federal funding applications. They are striving to expand their reviewer pool […]

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Aemetis reports Q1 2022 financial results revenue increased 22% over Q1 2021

Aemetis reports Q1 2022 financial results revenue increased 22% over Q1 2021

May 15, 2022 |

In California, renewable fuels company, Aemetis, reported a 22% increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2021 as expanded demand for liquid transportation fuels raised their average ethanol price to $2.58 per gallon and total revenues to $52.0 million. “We are pleased with the milestones accomplished during […]

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Gas South Partners with Element Markets to Offer FlexRNG

Gas South Partners with Element Markets to Offer FlexRNG

May 15, 2022 |

In Georgia, Gas South, one of the natural gas marketers in the Southeast, signed an agreement with Element Markets to offer a new, first-to-market sustainable energy product, FlexRNG which is a blend of renewable natural gas, natural gas derived from organic waste material, and certified carbon offsets generated by a range of projects that reduce […]

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British Columbia files LCFS overhaul, new low-carbon fuel requirements

British Columbia files LCFS overhaul, new low-carbon fuel requirements

May 15, 2022 |

In Canada, Argus Media reports that British Columbia is proposing new low-carbon fuel requirements for marine and aviation fuel and expanding the activities that can generate credits under new legislation updating the province’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Canadian province’s government filed legislation a few days ago that would replace the original 14-year-old enabling […]

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Over 50% of U.S. commercial trucks are powered by near-zero emissions advanced diesel tech

Over 50% of U.S. commercial trucks are powered by near-zero emissions advanced diesel tech

May 15, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum shows that for the first time, more than half (about 53%) of all diesel commercial vehicles on the road in the U.S. are advanced diesel technology models and are capable of running on low-carbon renewable biofuels. The data examines the number of 2010+ model year […]

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Raízen Raising the Roof on 2 new cellulosic ethanol plants with $395M investment

Raízen Raising the Roof on 2 new cellulosic ethanol plants with $395M investment

May 15, 2022 |

Almost a year ago, The Digest reported that Raízen was rising with about $1.15 billion raised in the biggest Brazil IPO of the year. And this year is no exception to the continued Rising of Raízen with the just announced BRL$2 billion (about USD$395 million) investment package to build two new cellulosic, second-generation ethanol plants […]

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