Indigo Ag and Red Trail Energy team up to source low carbon intensity corn
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by Meghan Sapp
1d ago
In Massachusetts, Indigo Ag and Red Trail Energy announced a collaboration to source low carbon intensity (CI) corn to support farmers using sustainable practices and benefit from emerging clean fuels market tax credit programs. Utilizing Indigo’s proven measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) and remote sensing capabilities, RTE will work with Indigo Ag to measure field level carbon intensity (CI) and identify, enroll and verify farmers with the highest potential to produce low CI feedstock. Indigo Ag will produce the data required for tax credit compliance, including data col ..read more
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EPA approves blending up to 20% of Vertimass green gasoline
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by Meghan Sapp
1d ago
In California, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved registration for blending up to 20% of Vertimass green gasoline with conventional gasoline. This new renewable gasoline product, VertiGas20, is made from renewable ethanol by novel Vertimass Consolidated Alcohol Deoxygenation and Oligomerization (CADO) technology and can substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing cars and other gasoline powered engines. VertiGas20 is a new generation of fuel which can be used in current gasoline vehicles (approximately 340 million in the U.S. alone) without any ..read more
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Naftogaz Group seeks to lead Ukraine’s biomethane industry
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by Meghan Sapp
1d ago
In the Ukraine, Ukrinform reports Naftogaz Group aims to be a key player in rolling out biomethane in the country, from investing in production to promoting its transportation to being a key buyer of the fuel as well as exporter. Estimates are that the country could produce 20 billion cubic meters of biomethane annually and become a key supplier to the European Union. Legislation is already pending in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine outlining customs rules for exporting biogas.   ..read more
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Thai researchers scale up SAF production from yeast
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by Meghan Sapp
1d ago
In Thailand, researchers from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Science are accelerating their technological development to scale up the production of aviation biofuel from yeast. This is an extension of the successful results of research that found a strain of yeast with a high potential for producing fat for use in aviation fuel. In addition to producing yeast oil, they use agricultural waste as food to grow microorganisms. This is another way to reduce burning problems and increase the value of agricultural waste ..read more
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USDA awards more than $43 million in grants through HBIIP
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by Meghan Sapp
1d ago
In Washington, in honor of Earth Day 2024, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding more than $43 million in grants through HBIIP to business owners to increase the availability of domestic biofuels in 15 states and give Americans cleaner, more affordable fuel options. HBIIP provides grants to fueling station and distribution facility owners, including marine, rail, and home heating oil facilities, to help expand access to domestic biofuels, a clean and affordable source of energy. These investments help business own ..read more
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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen
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by Jim Lane
1d ago
You may know Iogen as the cellulosic ethanol tech and biofuel company, but did you know they are now deploying low-carbon BECCS hydrogen? Check out this slide guide from ABLC 2024 in San Francisco from CEO Brian Foody on net zero fuels and BECCS, which ones they think have the most promise and why, and more ..read more
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ATAG adds World Energy as strategic associate member
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by Juan Pedro Tomas
1d ago
In Switzerland, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has welcomed World Energy as a Strategic Associate member. ATAG unites airlines, airports, airframe and engine manufacturers, air navigation service providers and sustainable energy providers around a common mission to help drive aviation towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. World Energy’s CEO, Gene Gebolys, said: “We are thrilled to be joining ATAG to align more effectively with the aviation community to decarbonize flight. As one of the world’s only suppliers in the nascent global SAF industry, World Energy is committed to scaling t ..read more
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