Blogging For Biofuels

Member Spotlight : Novozymes

  • Friday, 18 September 2015 00:00

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This month we spotlight our newest member, Novozymes. We spoke to Peter Halling, vice president of biofuels at Novozymes, on the company, its position in the ethanol industry and what it sees for the future of ethanol and advanced biofuels.


Ethanol 101 : E0 Mania At The Marina

  • Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

Take a look at the photo below. Stare hard and start turning your mental wheels.


E15 Is Back!

  • Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:00

The end of summer also signals the end of the reid vapor pressure (RVP) season, which means all vehicles 2001 and newer can once again use E15.


The USDA has announced that 21 states, including Minnesota, will receive grants through its Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program to add infrastructure to increase E15 and E85 pumps. Minnesota, specifically, will receive grants to add 620 fuel pumps to dispense higher ethanol blends such as E15 and E85.


Desperate Attempts From Big Oil

  • Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00

Amidst the barrage of criticism leveled at the ethanol industry in recent weeks, Big Oil's biggest lobby, the American Petroleum Institute (API), decided to unveil a study to illustrate the supposed harm the RFS will have on the economy and consumers. 


According to a recent report in Clean Technica, Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielson made the case for biofuels, adding that the oil industry will not help the world switch to renewable energy.


Ethanol 101 For Beginners

  • Friday, 04 September 2015 00:00

Admit it, we aren’t all knowledgeable about everything under the sun. We all have our specialties and things we are passionate about in which we secretly hope people will bring up so we can showcase our brainy talents, but we’re not a Wikipedia robot. There are things we simply don’t know about. And one of those things for me, was ethanol (and outer space).


Based on the latest data from the EPA on RIN generation, domestic ethanol consumption this year may exceed the 13.4 billion gallons targeted by the EPA in its proposed RFS target for the year.