Jim Lane's Articles

- November 21, 2014

EPA Abandons Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking for 2014

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations...

- October 20, 2014

Earth to Cellulosic Biofuels: Good to See You, Buddy, What Took So Long? Part II

There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United States should be celebrating the success or the failure of cellulosic biofuels. Supporters...

- October 13, 2014

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Part I

There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United States should be celebrating the success or the failure of cellulosic biofuels — biofuels...

- September 19, 2014

US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210 Million to Three Companies for Drop-in Biofuels

In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of...

- September 15, 2014

Jatropha Biofuel Around the World: A 13-country Tour of Development Activity

In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 years in its latest generation of...

- September 04, 2014

Fantasy Becomes Real: First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Opens in US

“Once, we all lived off the land, sun, wind and water and it provided everything we needed,” said DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma, surveying a crowd of more than 2,000 crowding a biomass storage...

- 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...

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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