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Jim Lane's Articles

- July 28, 2014

Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?

There’s a class of fuels that don’t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel — so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they’ve bristled at being called “biofuels." Instead, the...

- July 22, 2014

California Proposes $46.3 Million for Advanced Biofuels

In California, the California Energy Commission recommended awards of $46.6 million to 11 biofuels and biomethane projects.

- July 02, 2014

Are We There Yet? The Positioning and Repositioning of the Algae Industry

An agreeable reporter from KPBS San Diego visited with the Digest this past week while working on a short segment, contrasting the progress of algae companies today to the promise seen...

- June 26, 2014

Sir Richard Branson: “We’re Killing the World”

An observer of Sir Richard Branson over say 20 years might have remarked how much older he looked as the keynote speaker at the BIO convention this week in San Diego. He struggled for...

- June 18, 2014

Tequila Sunrise: Companies Sign Pact to Advance Agave as Aviation Biofuels Feedstock

From California, news has arrived from Byogy Renewables that it has invested in a strategic partnership with AusAgave Australia, aimed at developing multiple feedstocks to develop low...

- June 17, 2014

Delta Signs with Carbon War Room to Advance Renewable Jet Fuel

The Digest has learned that Delta Air Lines is partnering with the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit organization founded by Sir Richard Branson, in an effort to accelerate low-carbon jet...

- May 06, 2014

Solving the Biofuels Debt Crisis Part I

A reader this week sent along a copy of the latest Department of Energy funding announcement — the $25-35 million solicitation for “Environmentally-Prudent Unconventional Resource Development”...

- April 18, 2014

Top 10 Trends in Brazil Biofuels for 2014

Brazil’s on the move on a number of fronts — sales, diversification of products and feedstocks, and even in engine development. Let’s look at the Top 10 Trends.

- March 26, 2014

100% Drop-in Aviation Biofuels "Closer” to Reality

This week, Blue Sun Energy, ARA, and Chevron Lummus Global achieved a key development milestone with their 100 barrel/day (4,200 gallon/per day) demonstration-scale Biofuels ISOCONVERSION...

- December 16, 2013

USDA, US Navy Unveil Farm to Fleet Program: Navy “Open for Business” as Shift to Biofuels Blends Begins

In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled the “Farm to Fleet” program, through which the Navy will begin to add biofuels into its...

Jim Lane

Jim Lane

Editor & publisher of Biofuels Digest, the most widely-read biofuels daily and newsletter. The Digest covers producer news, research, policy, policymakers, conferences, fleets and financial news. It is home to the Biofuels Digest Index™,...

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