Jim Lane's Articles

- January 19, 2015

Er, About That Stunning Improvement in Biofuels Enzyme Performance…

There’s been a tremendous buzz in the neo-scientific press in recent days over reports of an “Enzyme That Could Create Biofuels 14 Times Faster than Current Methods.” Fairly robust...

- January 09, 2015

The US Department of Energy's Shifting Worldview for Biofuels Deployment, Now through 2030

Twice this year, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office has issued a revision of its ongoing Multi-Year Program Plan, once this summer around the time of...

- January 06, 2015

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

If you're only an occasional reader in the world of biofuels, corn, sugarcane and veggie oils are the raw materials you’ll have heard the most about — lately, perhaps more about cellulosic...

- January 02, 2015

What Does $60 Oil Mean for the Biofuel Industry?

As if tough financing conditions and policy instability weren’t worrying enough for many observers, along comes a crash in global oil prices.

- 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...

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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