BioFuels Journal News and Information for Ethanol and BioDiesel Industries POET Founder and Chairman Jeff Broin to Receive 10th Annual George Washington Carver Award For Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology Fri, 26 May 2017 11:34:59 EDT Washington, D.C. - May 25, 2017 - The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin will receive the 10th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The award will be presented on Monday July 24, 2017, during a morning plenary session of the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada. “It is an honor to receive this award. "George Washington Carver was a true visionary, recognizing ICM, Inc. Partners With Carbon Green BioEnergy and Iroquois BioEnergy Fri, 26 May 2017 11:20:54 EDT Colwich, KS - May 25, 2017 - ICM, Inc. and NUVU Fuels, LLC are pleased to announce the adoption of ICM’s patented Selective Milling Technology V2™ (SMT V2™) at both Carbon Green BioEnergy in Lake Odessa, Michigan and Iroquois BioEnergy in Rensselaer, Indiana. These two 55 MGPY production facilities are scheduled to be the first commercial scale adopters of ICM’s new advanced designed SMT V2™. ICM is proud to announce advancements in this proven technology with a significant decrease in the electrical load requirement, same production yields and new opportunities for improved operations in the plant. SMT V2™ allows Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Commends Addition of Three E15 Fuel Stations in Eastern IA Fri, 26 May 2017 11:12:08 EDT Johnston, IA - Renewable fuels are more accessible than ever in Eastern Iowa. Three stations in Davenport and Conesville recently added E15 to their selection of fuels. Gas Depot and GD Xpress in Davenport have both long offered E10 but with the replacement of E0 with E15, the stations now exclusively offer renewable fuels. GD Xpress also offers diesel blended with 20 percent biodiesel. Gas Depot is located at 3108 W. Central Park Ave. and GD Xpress can be found at 4607 N. Pine St. “We sell renewable fuels because they are much better than other fuels,” said Jasveer Saini, Algae Biomass Organization Welcomes Clearas Water Recovery, Valensa, and Zivo Bioscience as Silver Members Tue, 23 May 2017 11:01:22 EDT Washington, DC - May 22, 2017 - The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced Clearas Water Recovery, Valensa Interntional and Zivo Bioscience as its newest Silver members. The three leaders in algae technology and products join the growing ranks of companies and organizations that are working with ABO to develop algae into a sustainable source of human nutrition, animal feeds, water treatment services, chemicals, fuels, and countless other products. "The ever-growing number of market applications make it an exciting time for algae right now," said Matt Carr, executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Welcomes Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds as Next IA Gov. Tue, 23 May 2017 10:56:32 EDT Johnston, IA - Today Governor Terry Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. Ambassador to China – ushering in Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds as Iowa’s chief executive. “Throughout her tenure as a state senator and Iowa’s Lt. Governor, Kim Reynolds has been a steadfast advocate for renewable fuels,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw. “She was an active part of an administration that continually pushed Iowa policy to the forefront of the nation. "As a result, today Iowa is the leader in both biofuels production and policy promoting higher blends like E15 and B20. Growth Energy Applauds Senate For Confirming IA Gov. Branstad as U.S. Ambassador to China Tue, 23 May 2017 10:51:22 EDT Washington, DC - Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor released the following statement regarding the Senate’s confirmation of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad for Ambassador to China. “We congratulate Ambassador Branstad on his confirmation and look forward to a great champion for ethanol to serve in this role. "This will hopefully be an important first step to re-opening the Chinese marketplace to American ethanol and distiller’s grains (DDGs). “We thank Ambassador Branstad for his tireless work on behalf of America’s farmers and the biofuels industry in his capacity as governor of Iowa and we are excited to have a trusted ally Renewable Fuels Association Congratulates IA Gov. Branstad on Senate Approval as U.S. Ambassador to China Tue, 23 May 2017 10:47:50 EDT Washington - This evening, the U.S. Senate gave final approval to the nomination of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be U.S. Ambassador to China. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following comment: “The RFA congratulates Governor Branstad on his new post. "As the longest-serving governor in American history, Terry Branstad has been one of the most effective advocates for value-added agriculture, farmers and ethanol. "Today, with the U.S. ethanol industry continuing its international expansion of ethanol and high-protein feed, we look forward to working with Ambassador Branstad to ensure consumers in China and around the world Amyris Exceeds Debt Reduction Goal of $75 Million Tue, 23 May 2017 10:43:33 EDT Emeryvilla, CA - May 22, 2017 - Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced it has already exceeded the debt reduction goal the company stated in its May 8, 2017 announcements regarding equity financings provided by Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Royal DSM)(AEX:DSM.AS) and investors and its plans to reduce its debt by approximately $75 million. To date, $86 million in debt has been retired. Of this amount, approximately $20 million was from long term convertible bonds that converted at prices significantly higher than the company's current stock price and ranging from $1.14 to $2.24 per share based on previously Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Congratulates Kwik Star Fuel Retailer For Adding E15 Fuel to 17 IA Locations Tue, 23 May 2017 10:39:05 EDT JOhnston, IA - Kwik Star has recently added E15 to 17 of its Iowa locations, securing its position as the 2nd largest retailer of E15 in Iowa. Iowa now has 121 E15 fueling locations. This is only the beginning for this Midwest-based retailer’s plans to embrace E15. Over the course of the next few years, Kwik Trip – which operates in Iowa under the name “Kwik Star” – intends to add E15 to almost all of its 550 locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. “Kwik Trip prides itself in offering the best customer experience and the most choices,” said Kwik Greenbelt Resources Signs Letter of Intent With Andrew J. Young Foundation to Build New Biorefinery Featuring ECOsystem Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 09:15:13 EDT Paso Robles, CA - May 18, 2017 - Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (the LOI) by the Andrew J. Young (AJY) Foundation to build a biorefinery in the southeast U.S. featuring Greenbelt's proprietary ECOsystem technology. The Duckweed Project, being developed by The AJY Foundation, is designed to empower small farmers by providing technical knowledge on growing duckweed as a cash crop and selling duckweed as a biofeed to the biorefinery. When complete, Greenbelt's $5.0 million ECOsystem project, a critical component of the estimated $14.0