Jim Lane's Articles

- 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...

- December 05, 2013

US Renewable Fuels’ Defenders Fight to Persuade EPA to Continue War on Imported Oil

Today, the EPA has scheduled a day of testimony on its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel volume targets — and a proposed 40 percent slash in the advanced biofuels category to 2.2 billion...

- November 19, 2013

Obama Messes with the US Renewable Fuel Standard

In Washington, the EPA released its 2014 proposed standards and volumes for renewable fuels. The volumes, as widely expected, include substantial reductions from the statutory standards...

- November 07, 2013

The Four Horsemen of Biofuels Financials: Gevo, Solazyme, Amyris Report for Q3

In years gone by, it was not too hard to write up a summary of Gevo, Solazyme and Amyris — all aimed at fuels, all in the development stage, all used synthetic biology in closed fermenters,...

- October 30, 2013

Make Hay: The Global Bioenergy Mood

About the only thing we know that twists in more gut-wrenching ways than global oil prices — or, even, the twisting Alpengeist rollercoaster at Williamsburg’s Busch Gardens — has to...

- October 22, 2013

New Government Programs Target Biofuels Support in US, Canada

One of the all-time best Reaganisms was: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” It’s right up there with “a government...

- October 15, 2013

The 4 Monster Myths of Renewable Fuels

“Number one, there’s no brand loyalty in the fuel business, they’ll tell you right away,” Matt Horton explained to delegates at this year’s Algae Biomass Summit, where the still-youthful...

- September 19, 2013

Top 10 Scariest Challenges for the Biofuels Industry

They use various aliases — naysayers, pessimists, The Party of No, doom-and-gloom’ers, realists, skeptics, and so on. For almost every aspect of a biobased supply chain or technology,...

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™,...

Total Access Partners

Growing Your Business? Learn More about Total Access