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UK Government Committee Backs Net-Zero Climate Goal for 2050

Renewable energy players cheered a government-sponsored report recommending the U.K. set a date of 2050 for achieving net-zero carbon emissions. “This is the level of ambition and leadership that is needed from policymakers,” said Andy Bradley, director at Edinburgh-based consultancy Delta En ...

ADM Separates Ethanol Business

Prelude to a spin-off? by Jim Lane The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is breaking news of breaking off their ethanol unit…and a tumbling 40% decline in profit. In Chicago, Archer Daniels Midland Company reported their financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, but most interest ...

Neste’s Growing Circular Economies

by Jim Lane In California, waste feedstock from the city of Oakland is now being converted to Neste (NEF.F, NESTE.HE, NTOIF, NTOIY) MY Renewable Diesel and fuels the city’s fleet. The city, Neste, fuel distributor Western States Oil and local collectors for used cooking oil joined forces to g ...

Bio-Economy, and Other Green Ideas

Oil is Outdated; New Concepts are Coming from Old Philosophies As the phrase “energy independence” finds its way to everyone’s lips, scientists are revisiting the work of bygone innovators to help develop a greener society.   Biofuel from CornNearly seventy years after Henry Ford buil ...

Aemetis: Indian Breakthrough, California Expansion

Aemetis, Inc. (AMTX:  NasdaqCM) just announced sales of biodiesel to gas stations in India.  The sales follow on the heels of a significant ruling in November 2018, by the Bombay High Court to remove restrictions on biodiesel that had barred direct to consumer sales by biofuel manufacturers.  ...

USask Research Turning Ethanol Wastewater into Alzheimer’s Meds

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team’s quest to extract protein from more than a billion litres of wastewater produced annually has yielded promising results. The researchers work to harvest the protein thin stillage at Saskatchewan’s ethanol plants, which has yielded something fa ...

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

by Tom Konrad Ph.D., CFA Looking forward to 2019, I’m more optimistic than I have been since the start of 2016, in the wake of the popping of the YieldCo Bubble in late 2015. The bear market that started in late 2018 seems like it’s far from over, but I expect in early 2019 will see it enter a ...

Carbon Pricing: Wasting Time We Cannot Spare on the Optimal Steering Mechanism for the Titanic

I am a climate-energy economist open to incorporating in my analysis and policy prescriptions lessons from other disciplines, in this case political science and social psychology. This is why almost 20 years ago I started studying and writing about 'market-oriented regulations’, which I now refer ...

Aviation Biofuels: The Year of the Tree

by Jim Lane When the world’s leaders for sustainable aviation fuels have a general meeting the week before the COP24 global climate sessions (this year in Poland), you can bet that the focus will be breaking the “You Can Have Two out of Three Conundrum” of aviation fuels. Which is to say: aff ...

Renewable Energy Group’s New CEO: C.J. Warner

by Jim Lane In Iowa, white smoke has emerged from the Renewable Energy Group (REGI) conclave: Tesoro EVP and former Sapphire Energy CEO C.J. Warner has been named chief exec of Renewable Energy Group, at a pivotal moment for biodiesel in Washington and around the world and amidst a boom for renew ...