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Biomass ’10 Renewable Power, Fuels and Chemicals Workshop July 20-21 Grand Forks, ND
February 28, 2010 – 2:22 pm | No Comment
Biomass ’10 Renewable Power, Fuels and Chemicals Workshop July 20-21 Grand Forks, ND

Biomass is no longer a long-range option for U.S. energy needs—it is a significant player. It has many near-term uses now, as seen in the ethanol and biodiesel industry, and holds hope as the largest …

TerraSolutions Take Top Honors at 23rd Annual Business-Plan Competition
February 27, 2010 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Phillip Fiorini (Purdue Newsroom)  Student-led companies that develop consumer products from the byproducts of ethanol production and a tissue-healing technology that also reduces scarring took top honors at Purdue University’s 23rd annual $100,000 Burton …

Interview with Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
February 27, 2010 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(World Refining Association)  We expect alternative fuels will have an important role to play as we look to diversify supply, improve energy security and reduce emissions. Looking at the alternative fuels produced today, biofuels account …

Biofuels Programme at The Maltings, South Milford
February 27, 2010 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Mytum & Selby Waste Recycling, Ltd)  “The fuel of the future is going to come from fruit like that sumach out by the road, or from apples, weeds, sawdust, and even municipal waste – almost …

A Green Energy Alternative …The Free Enterprise Approach
February 27, 2010 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

(GeneSyst International, Inc.) This presentation from a  2009 Virginia Energy Summit explains, complemented by charts and graphs, GeneSyst’s combination of patents and proprietary technologies for converting waste to energy, utilizing the Gravity Pressure Vessel (GPV).   Of particular interest may be …

Key Metric Comparison of Five Cellulosic Biofuel Pathways
February 27, 2010 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Ben A. Thorp (TAPPI BioEnergy Technologies Quarterly)  (T)he modern pathways for cellulose biofuels are pyrolysis, gasification, acid hydrolysis, and enzymatic hydrolysis. 
… Commercial efforts in cellulosic biofuels are new and data to compare a specific …

Alcohol-Fueled Engines – Takin’ The Green Biobutanol: The Next Methanol?
February 27, 2010 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Rob Fisher (Circle Track)  Racers running alcohol-fueled engines should perk up when they hear the word biobutanol. Touted as an environmentally friendly advanced biofuel, biobutanol gained recent exposure when an American research and development company …

ALMS Goes Greener with MICHELIN
February 27, 2010 – 8:28 am | No Comment

(Michelin)  The USA’s American Le Mans Series endurance racing championship, which was first organised in 1999, has released its new slogan: ‘Global Leader, Green Racing’. Meanwhile, MICHELIN will continue to back the 2010 MICHELIN GREEN X …

Crude Oil Imports and National Security
February 26, 2010 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Robert M. Ames, Anthony Corridore, Edward Hirs, Paul W. MacAvoy (Yale Graduates Energy Study Group)  The authors demonstrate that the United States profits handsomely in all circumstances by imposing an embargo on imports of foreign …

Syngenta Keen on Sugarcane Biotech Research in Brazil
February 26, 2010 – 8:42 am | No Comment

(SugarcaneBlog.com)  European biotech giant Syngenta has set up partnership with Brazil’s Instituto Agronomico (IAC) to increase development of sugarcane varieties, particularly for the production of ethanol.  READ MORE  and MORE

Cosan Reviewed
February 26, 2010 – 8:39 am | No Comment

by Brendan Coffey (Cabot Wealth Advisory)  Lately, we’re seeing increasing strength in the shares of ethanol-related companies. Commodity broker Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has built up its position as an ethanol refiner, building its own …

American Process Inc. Establishes Pilot Plant
February 26, 2010 – 7:30 am | No Comment

by Holly Jensen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Process Inc. (API), an Atlanta, Ga., based company, held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week at its pilot plant. It will utilize a trademarked process, called American Value …

Put Transportation Biofuel Commercial Deployment Where It Belongs: USDOT
February 25, 2010 – 2:15 pm | 2 Comments

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Contemplating the continued inability of the US to meet the biofuels and advanced biofuels production and sales expectations codified in the Renewable Fuels Standard, the Advanced Biofuels USA board …

Would Things Be Different without RFS1or2? Not Really.
February 25, 2010 – 1:08 pm | 2 Comments

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Since the provisions of the RFS were written into the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 without a realistic funding provision, RFS and RFS2 are, as …

2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Leads Heavy-Duty Trucks in Capability, Now Fuel Ecomomy and B20 or E85 Compatibility Too
February 25, 2010 – 12:39 pm | One Comment

The Ford F-Series Super Duty is the most powerful and fuel efficient for the 2011 model year, offering customers their choice of either gas or diesel engines

…B20 compatibility added for 2011 model year:  The strict …

Putting In a Good Word for Algae
February 25, 2010 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by James Kanter  (New York Times)  A European lobbying group weighed in Tuesday on a fierce debate over the environmental value of using algae to produce biofuels for vehicles.

The group, the European Algae Biomass Association, …

New Clear Lake Company Promotes Algae as Biofuel
February 25, 2010 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by John Skipper  (Globe-Gazette)  A company based in Clear Lake is turning waste and algae into renewable fuels.

Bud Jermeland, 51, president of Energae LP, said the primary focuses of his company are waste-based ethanol and …

Government Earns 400% ROI on Ethanol Blender’s Credit
February 25, 2010 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Mark (Corn Commentary)  …The next issue can already be seen on the horizon and it can be seen clearly because it is not a “new” criticism. It is called the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax …

Growth Energy Responds to Cornell Paper
February 25, 2010 – 8:16 am | No Comment

In response to a paper published by two Cornell University professors – a paper that is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s calculations that grain ethanol emits far fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional gasoline …

EPA Greenhouse Gas Accounting Is Flawed and Inaccurate, Cornell Experts Say
February 25, 2010 – 8:12 am | No Comment

A recent EPA announcement that corn-based ethanol achieves a 21 percent greenhouse gas reduction compared to gasoline is based on false accounting assumptions and could actually lead to more fossil fuel consumption, according to Cornell …

A Tree in Your Tank? $3.2M NSF Grant Funds Effort to Transform Poplar Trees into Biofuel
February 25, 2010 – 7:26 am | No Comment

Gas money for your tank doesn’t grow on trees, but one day you might be filling up with fuel that does.
 
A team of researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Bowie State University …

China Shrub Shows Biofuel Promise
February 24, 2010 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

China’s poisonous jatropha shrub is showing promise as biofuel and could boost the country’s efforts to reduce dependency on imported crude oil.

In the past, farmers planted the poisonous perennial only as a barrier to ward …

Vilsack: Administration Wants to Expand Biofuels
February 24, 2010 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(DTN Ethanol Center)  President Barack Obama will continue championing biofuels as a job creator, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack when he spoke to members of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition on Monday. Vilsack is hopeful …

Co-location Could Make Algae Biofuels Affordable
February 24, 2010 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Mark Fischetti  (Scientific American)  …But as more new and established companies examine how to scale up lab processes to commercial levels, scientists and engineers seem to be finding that standalone operations may not be …

The State of U.S. Biodiesel: Up the Creek Without a Paddle?
February 24, 2010 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Kagan  (GreenTechMedia)  …Although biodiesel has many positive attributes, it is not immune from the criticisms leveled at first-generation ethanol, specifically the “food vs. fuel” debate. Biodiesel production uses at least 10% of the …

North Dakota State University Economist Helps Sort Out Biofuel’s Future
February 24, 2010 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (AgWeek)  Need some help in deciding what to make into biofuels and what the government should be spending on it?   If you’re a North Dakotan, you’ve hired Cole Gustafson to do some …

The SD Tech Fund™ will be accepting Statements of Interest from February 24 to April 21, 2010.
February 24, 2010 – 9:56 am | No Comment

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is calling on entrepreneurs and technology developers across Canada to submit Statements of Interests to the SD Tech Fund™, as SDTC opens its 17th round of funding.
 
“Investing in promising clean …

Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop June 24 Hoover, AL
February 23, 2010 – 1:14 pm | No Comment
Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop June 24 Hoover, AL

The national trade associations of the alternative fuels industry will be co-hosting an educational workshop with the Alabama Clean Cities Coalition.  This workshop will cover many topics on all fuels, including fuel quality, infrastructure, available vehicles, …

Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop April 14 Chantilly, VA
February 23, 2010 – 1:12 pm | No Comment
Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop April 14 Chantilly, VA

The national trade associations of the alternative fuels industry will be co-hosting an educational workshop with the Virginia Clean Cities Coalition.  This workshop will cover many topics on all fuels, including fuel quality, infrastructure, available …

Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop March 23 Indianapolis, IN
February 23, 2010 – 1:09 pm | No Comment
Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop March 23 Indianapolis, IN

 The national trade associations of the alternative fuels industry will be co-hosting an educational workshop with the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition.  This workshop will cover many topics on all fuels, including fuel quality, infrastructure, …

Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2010 May 9-12 Las Vegas, NV
February 23, 2010 – 12:52 pm | One Comment
Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2010 May 9-12 Las Vegas, NV

The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2010 (AF&V 2010) is the PREMIERE conference that covers it ALL– all the fuels, all the vehicles, all the incentive information – all in one stop.
In its …

ALMS: Highcroft Adds GE
February 23, 2010 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(Speed-TV)  Reigning American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Patrón Highcroft Racing has formed a unique technical and sponsorship partnership with GE for the 2010 season.  GE Capital has become one of the team’s sponsors for …

Tunisia: Local Scientist Develops New Technique for Extracting Biodiesel
February 23, 2010 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com)  …The latest achievement which comes to us from Sfax, is the development of a new technique for extracting biodiesel from olive water (a black liquid formed primarily by water discharged from olives during oil …

Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Villagers Turn Local Fruit into Biodiesel
February 23, 2010 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(New Tang Dynasty Television)  The kamani tree grows well throughout the coastal area in Yogyakarta, and produces abundant fruit. Traditionally, the fruit is used for cooking and firewood. But villagers in Yogyakarta are using it …

Butalco Announces It Is to Produce Its First Cellulosic Ethanol in Summer 2010
February 23, 2010 – 10:56 am | No Comment

(PRInside.com) This summer, Butalco will use its proprietary new yeast technology to produce biofuel from agricultural waste in a pilot plant in Southern Germany. Butalco’s new microbial catalysts will enable up to 30% increased yields in …

Aviation Biofuels: The Bumpy Road to Scale Production
February 23, 2010 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Niall O’Keeffe  (FlightGlobal)  Both of the major commercial airframers have joined forces with industry peers to pursue new biofuel research initiatives, reflecting an intensification of concern about future availability of alternative fuels in the …

 “Changes in Gasoline IV” Features New Chapter on Flex-Fuel Vehicles
February 23, 2010 – 9:16 am | No Comment

“Changes in Gasoline IV” is the 2009 edition of the ongoing series of “Changes in Gasoline” manuals. The first manual, “Changes in Gasoline & the Automobile Service Technician,” was originally published in 1987. Numerous editions …

Ethanol Industry Rep Appointed to California Panel
February 23, 2010 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman  (DomesticFuel.com)  At least one ethanol industry representative has been appointed to an expert work group attempting to assess the true carbon footprint of all fuel sources under the California’s proposed Low Carbon …

Bioplastics and Green Composites Workshop March 31-April 1 Guelph, Ontario
February 22, 2010 – 3:52 pm | No Comment
Bioplastics and Green Composites Workshop March 31-April 1 Guelph, Ontario

It is estimated that the global bioplastics marketis growing at more than 25% per year and expertspredict that bioplastic production will exceed 50-billion pounds per year by 2015.

This timely workshop will examine some of the …

Gene Discovery to Increase Biomass Needed for Green Fuel
February 22, 2010 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(S)ays Professor Simon Turner, one of the University of Manchester researchers whose BBSRC-funded study is published in Development (Wednesday 10th February 2010), “Our work has identified the two genes that make plants grow outwards. The …

Everyday Grass Could Provide Green Fuel
February 22, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

Researchers at the  (Teesside) University’s Contaminated Land and Water Centre began the project in 2004 to see which plants could best be grown on brownfield sites as a way of improving unsightly blots on the …

Invasive Biofuel Crops an Overlooked Danger
February 22, 2010 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Environment News Service)  The risk that biofuel crops will become invasive and outcompete native species is increasing as more advanced biofuel crops are planted, according to new research into this previously neglected but potentially costly …

International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Biofuel and Bio-based Products August 11-13 Austin, TX
February 22, 2010 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Biofuel and Bio-based Products August 11-13 Austin, TX

The vision of bio economy keeps growing in today’s global economy. Use of renewable feedstock for biofuels and bio-based products has become imminent and substantially drawn public attentions and industrial investments. With favorable national energy …

China Continues down Path to Use Cassava for Bioethanol Production
February 22, 2010 – 12:25 pm | One Comment

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  Albeit it hazy, news regularly filters out of China about the progress this country is making in using cassava as a raw material for producing bioethanol. The latest is that the Chinese …

Oil Reserve Uncertainty Creates Biofuel Opportunities In Central Asia
February 22, 2010 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Oil Price (iStockAnalyst)  …additives and substitutes such as biofuels will play an ever-increasing role by stretching beleaguered production quotas. As market forces and rising prices drive this technology to the forefront, one of the …

Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit Review
February 22, 2010 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Pete Davey (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Currently many of the world’s chemicals originate from petroleum based sources, causing a major dependence on petroleum that encompasses more than transportation fuels. Some of the chemicals currently derived …

American Le Mans Series Supporting Global ReLeaf
February 22, 2010 – 11:37 am | No Comment

In an effort to support environmental efforts globally, the American Le Mans Series will join forces with American Forests to support its “dollar-a-tree” Global ReLeaf campaign. 

Throughout the 2010 season, Series’ teams, manufacturers, corporate partners and …

9th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference April 13-14 Tunica, MS
February 22, 2010 – 11:28 am | No Comment
9th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference April 13-14 Tunica, MS

The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council invites you to examine ways in which renewable energy and energy effi ciency can be the drivers for economic development in Mississippi.

Who Should Attend?
Agricultural, forestry, environmental, academia, business, …

‘Fuel Cocktail’ to Increase Bio-Diesel Yields
February 22, 2010 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(The Hindu)  Chemists at UC (University of California) Davis have developed a new process that enable oilseed crops such as safflower to be made into a fuel cocktail that could increase yields of bio-diesel by …

SG Biofuels Launches World’s First Elite Jatropha Cultivar
February 22, 2010 – 11:16 am | No Comment

SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced the launch of JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar of Jatropha optimized for growing …

RINs Improved as Part of RFS2
February 22, 2010 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has come up with a new system for renewable identification number (RINs) that should be easier to use as well as cut down on the possibility …

U.S. Foodservice-SF Moves to B5
February 22, 2010 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine)   U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco, the only green-certified broadline food distributor in California—one of only a handful across the country—is now running its entire delivery fleet on B5.

All of the San Francisco division’s 136 tractors …

Eco-Biofuels from the Tropics
February 22, 2010 – 10:37 am | No Comment

Palm oil from South-East Asia, sugarcane from Brazil and sweet sorghum in China are the most sustainable energy crops at present. Maize from the US and wheat in Europe have a much more negative environmental …

DMC Green Awarded DOE Grants for Ethanol Fueling Infrastructure
February 22, 2010 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(CleanTechPRWire)  DMC Green, Inc., announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded DMC Green two separate grants to support their on-going green fuel infrastructure projects in California. The two grants will help fund E85 …

Perspectives on Green Racing from Dayton International Speedway’s Garage and Pits
February 22, 2010 – 9:15 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA is perhaps the only biofuels-related organization keeping an eye on biofuels in racing with a page describing various projects that promote and encourage innovative, green racing, …

Green Racing Fuel ‘Ignite’ Gains Proven
February 21, 2010 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Michael Berenis (Tampa Sports Car Examiner)   The world of green racing fuels is about to change! Eddie Bello is the world record holder for fastest Porsche in the Texas Mile. In 2008, he set …

Indiana Company Leading ARCA West Fuel Conversion
February 21, 2010 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Inside Indiana Business)  Sales and marketing arm of ARCA West, Itzen Media officially announced that Ignite Racing Fuel will become the title sponsor of the ARCA West Series. Ignite Racing Fuel will be replacing previous …

Renewable Fuels Association Publishes 2010 Ethanol Industry Outlook
February 19, 2010 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

Our industry produced a record 10.6 billion gallons of ethanol in 2009. Efficiency enhancements and innovations in production combined with improved farming techniques allowed us to achieve this record with existing corn acreage and reduced …

Experts Push for Farm Change
February 19, 2010 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

“Our current industrial model of agriculture is only possible because of cheap fossil fuels,” said Francis Thicke, a candidate for Iowa secretary of Agriculture. “We’re nearing the end of our cheap fossil-fuel era.”
Laura Krouse, the …

Aerospace Chief: Industry on Track to Deliver ‘Greener’ Aircraft
February 19, 2010 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv.com)  Industry is on track to ensure “carbon-neutral growth” in the aviation sector from 2020, but strengthened European Union support for research and development (R&D) is vital to help manufacturers deliver the green technologies required, …

Orange Peels, Newspapers May Lead to Cheaper, Cleaner Ethanol Fuel
February 18, 2010 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(ScienceBlog)  University of Central Florida professor Henry Daniell has developed a groundbreaking way to produce ethanol from waste products such as orange peels and newspapers. His approach is greener and less expensive than the current …

Miscanthus, Sweet Sorghum, Energy Cane Advancing at SERC
February 18, 2010 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mississippi, MSU professor Brian Baldwin provided an update on feedstock research at the MSU’s Sustainable Energy Research Center, where a focus on biofuels grasses has produced the recently licensed Freedom …

Napier in Hong Kong Biofuel Centre Partnership
February 18, 2010 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Adam Bell (The Journal)  A new partnership between Edinburgh Napier University and City University Hong Kong (CityU) will see the opening of the first Biofuel Research Centre in the Chinese city.  The centre in …

GM Confirms First Gen Volt Will Not Support E85 Ethanol
February 18, 2010 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Nick Chambers (Gas2.0)  This morning I wrote a piece about how GM is lamenting the lack of E85 fueling stations in the United States. But the other interesting tidbit of information in there was …

Biofuels Are Essential to Reducing EU ETS Carbon Costs and Meeting Carbon-Neutral Growth Goals, Says Report
February 18, 2010 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline.com)  Although not commercially viable yet, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) offers a strong financial, as well as environmental, incentive for the adoption of jet biofuels, says a new report by EQ2. Based …

Volvo Group Announces Academic Partnership with Pennsylvania State University
February 18, 2010 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

At the Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition (RETECH 2010) the Volvo Group announced its first academic partnership in North America. Penn State was chosen as part of Volvo’s Academic Partner Program, which was launched …

Ricardo Consortium Aims to Meet the Engineering Challenge of Biofuels
February 18, 2010 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

Ricardo today announced the formation of a consortium that is open to automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, oil companies, additive manufacturers and government agencies, with the aim of evaluating the impact of biofuels on current and …

Economics Improve for First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plants
February 18, 2010 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Leber (ClimateWire New York Times)  Many cellulosic fuel producers are working with enzymes to break down tough, inedible plant parts, such as corncobs or switch grass, into simpler sugars that can be fermented …

RFS2 a Hot Topic at Conference in Orlando
February 18, 2010 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(S)aid Sarah Dunham of the EPA, the EPA received real data during the comment period that helped shape the rule, including indirect land use change (ILUC). “I can safely …

New Renewable Fuel Standard A Mixed Blessing For Agriculture
February 18, 2010 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Lisa Hare (Yankton Press & Dakotan)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent final ruling on the national Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was met with mixed responses by farm state politicians and organizational leaders.

“This is …

Pyrolytic Bio-fuels Produced from Forestry and Agricultural Feedstocks
February 18, 2010 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Philip H. Steele (Mississippi State University) This presentation explains the work being done by the Forest Products Department, Forest and Wildlife Research Center at MSU to develop bio-oil and drop-in biofuels using a fast …

General Motors Wants More U.S. Ethanol Stations
February 18, 2010 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(NASC Online)  General Motors Co. is asking for more U.S. ethanol stations to help fuel its growing fleet of hybrid vehicles, Reuters reports. The car maker is producing more vehicles able to run on ethanol-gasoline …

Biofuel Expanding to the Big Island
February 18, 2010 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Peter Sur (West Hawaii Today)  A new biodiesel plant that will produce 2.6 million gallons a year is planned for Keaau. …Now an undeveloped property, a little more than a year from now the …

“Making Money from Carbon Dioxide Derived from Biofuels and Similar Projects”, a Digest Special Report
February 18, 2010 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …It is increasingly important to acquire revenues from the sale of CO2 as one of the primary co-products from fermentation and biofuels; plus depending upon destination and mode of utilization, …

Driving the Next 20 Years: Creating the New Automotive Industry in the South June 7-8 Lexington, KY
February 18, 2010 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Driving the Next 20 Years: Creating the New Automotive Industry in the South June 7-8 Lexington, KY

Over the last two decades, the South has had remarkable success building an automotive industry, with 11 foreign auto plants, continued investment from American companies, and a large parts manufacturing base.  But the industry is …

All American Visionary: Dan Gurney
February 17, 2010 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Marshall Pruett (SPEEDTV.com)  … The biggest affront Gurney sees with the current version of an IndyCar is the singular thinking that goes into its design. Open competition has become a thing of the past, …

Algae Investment Trends – Advanced Biofuels Insight
February 17, 2010 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Will Thurmond (Biofuels Digest)  The global biofuels industry is entering a new decade of emerging opportunities and considerable challenges in reaching 2020 targets. The global economic recession is already shaking out many of the …

Improved Internal Combustion Engines: Zajac Motors
February 17, 2010 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Eric Weshoff (Greentechmedia)  …With a longer “residence time” and a constant temperature of 1425 degrees C, their split-cycle engine can make carbon fuels “virtually clean.”  The engine certainly emits CO2, although only half as …

Daimler Committed to Jatropha Biodiesel
February 17, 2010 – 2:55 pm | 2 Comments

(TheBioenergySite)   Daimler AG has started a new project for the cultivation of the biodiesel raw material jatropha in the south of India and the seedlings for the first 100 hectares have been planted.
 

The company …

EU Biofuels 10% Targets Cause Millions of People to Go Hungry and Increase Food Prices and Landlessness, Says Report
February 17, 2010 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  EU companies have taken millions of acres of land out of foodproduction in Africa, central America and Asia to grow biofuels for transport, according to development campaigners. The consequences of …

British Airways Signs Deal to Make Biofuel for Aircraft
February 17, 2010 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by  Gerard Wynn  (Reuters)   British Airways will start sourcing a small portion of its jet fuel from municipal waste from 2014, under a deal with U.S.-based biofuel company Solena Group, the two companies announced on …

Biofuels Back in Vogue
February 17, 2010 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Gregor Heard (FarmOnline)  THEY’RE back – after being flavour of the month in the middle years of the decade, renewable fuels were knocked out of the water over the past three years, and consigned …

Zea-Chem Creates Salable Glacial Acetic Acid, the Building Block for Cellulosic Ethanol and Bio-based Chemicals
February 17, 2010 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into fuels and chemicals, today announced it has produced bio-based acetic acid at the purity concentration level of a salable product. Acetic acid …

New Enzymes Turn Waste into $US2/gallon fuel
February 17, 2010 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

Novozymes launches the first commercially viable enzymes for production of biofuel from agricultural waste. Breakthroughs in enzyme technology enable cellulosic biofuel as a competitive alternative to gasoline.

 Novozymes’ new Cellic® CTec2 enzymes enable the biofuel industry …

Algae to Solve the Pentagon’s Jet Fuel Problem
February 17, 2010 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Suzanne Goldenberg  (The Guardian)   The brains trust of the Pentagon says it is just months away from producing a jet fuel from algae for the same cost as its fossil-fuel equivalent.

The claim, which comes …

Corn and Fuel Groups Weigh In on Ethanol
February 17, 2010 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

(New York Times) letters to editor Re “Sensible Rules for Ethanol” (editorial, Feb. 11):     While American corn farmers are pleased the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that corn ethanol offers significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions compared …

U.S., Europe Going Opposite Way On Biofuels
February 17, 2010 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

Jonathan Fahey (Forbes.com)  It is becoming ever more apparent that there is one big squishy variable in the calculations that determine whether biofuels help the planet or help destroy it. That variable is called the …

Is Ethanol from Corn Bad for the Climate? The Obama Administration Says No, California Says Yes. Who Is Right?
February 17, 2010 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Fischer (Scientific American)  The Obama administration last week gave the green light to corn ethanol as a low-carbon renewable fuel – in apparent contradiction to California’s declaration last summer that the biofuel’s carbon …

Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Plan Questioned
February 17, 2010 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Diane Krieger Spivak  (Post-Tribune)  Lake County (Indiana) Solid Waste Management Commission chief Jeff Langbehn defended a planned $256 million bioethanol plant Friday before the Lake County Advancement Committee.

…Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez questioned whether the …

Judge Rejects Challenge to N.C. “Ethanol Blending” Law — Similar to Pending TN Lawsit
February 17, 2010 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Tom Humphrey (Knoxnews.com)   A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by the American Petroleum Institute that sought to invalidate North Carolina’s “ethanol blending” statute, which is similar to a 2009 law passed by the …

USDA Scientists Sequence Genome of Biofuel Model Crop
February 17, 2010 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien (Agricultural Research Service)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues at the Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute announced that they have completed sequencing the genome of a kind …

Garbrook Introduces the 2010 Advanced Biofuels Resource with Business Intelligence Tools
February 17, 2010 – 9:23 am | No Comment

Garbrook introduced the 2010 Advanced Biofuels Resource (ABR), an upgraded version of its online knowledgebase that summarizes scientific, technical, commercial, environmental, and policy information on all generations of biofuels. The enhanced product features the US …

New Alternative-Energy Plant Could Create 150 Jobs in Indian River County
February 17, 2010 – 9:12 am | No Comment

by Henry A. Stephens (TCPalm.com)  …“Our project is a brand-new opportunity with new technology,” Tex Carter, vice president and chairman of INEOS New Planet BioEnergy LLC, said Thursday. “We’re turning garbage into ethanol.”

…The company has …

Pyromaniax: Mississippi State’s SERC Group, among 18 Others, Developing Advanced Biofuels from Pyrolysis
February 16, 2010 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … A few years back, when reporting on field work at the Sustainable Power complex in Baytown, Texas — the hoots from a significant section of the Digest readership reverberated …

Biofuels from Biomass: Technology and Policy Considerations July 26-30 Cambridge, MA
February 16, 2010 – 6:23 pm | No Comment
Biofuels from Biomass: Technology and Policy Considerations July 26-30 Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Certificate   Date: July 26-30, 2010 | Tuition: $3,900 | Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.9
To have a measurable impact on energy security, greenhouse gas emissions, and alleviate the food-fuel competition, biofuel production …

Genencor Introduces Accellerase® DUET
February 16, 2010 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, introduced Accellerase® DUET at the Renewable Fuels Association’s 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla. This product is the latest generation in the company’s line of enzymes used …

Bioplastics: Ten Points To Remember
February 16, 2010 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(BioBased News)  1. Bioplastics are a family of different resin types, which are either bio-based or compostable or both. Bioplastics add new properties and performance characteristics to the huge family of plastics.   READ MORE

Splash Blending Advantageous for Marketers Under RFS2
February 16, 2010 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(OPIS)  …Multi-state non-refining retailers such as Quik Trip, WaWa and RaceTrac will remain — for now anyway — the least encumbered and most advantaged part of the supply chain where biofuel regulation is concerned. Splash …

NY Times Applauds EPA Inclusion of ILUC in RFS2
February 16, 2010 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(OPIS)  The New York Times is praising U.S. EPA for including the international indirect land use change (ILUC) calculation in its lifecycle greenhouse gas reduction threshold as part of the finalized expanded renewable fuels standard …

Questions About Biofuels’ Environmental Costs Could Alter Europe’s Policies
February 16, 2010 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by James Kanter(New York Times)…In a memorandum, Jean-Luc Demarty, the top civil servant in the agriculture department at the European Commission, wrote to a colleague in December that “an unguided use of I.L.U.C. would kill …

Boating Interests Wonder if Ethanol 15 Will Be Harmful to Their Engines
February 16, 2010 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Charles Zusman (NJ.com)  Boating interests are on guard against a move by the ethanol industry to increase the ethanol content of gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent, an action they fear might be …

E15: Beyond the Waiver
February 16, 2010 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

By Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The expected EPA approval of E15 later this year will be only the beginning. In order to bring E15 to market, the ethanol industry needs to support petroleum marketers …

Verenium Introduces New Enzyme at Upcoming RFA National Ethanol Conference
February 15, 2010 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, announced the introduction of Xylathin, a highly active enzyme designed to significantly improve the economics of fuel ethanol production from …

Has Big Oil Finally Gotten Serious About Biofuels?
February 15, 2010 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)  …If we consider that the oil majors are not in the oil business, but rather, the infrastructure business — and as long as they control the liquids that come out of …

U.S. Renewable Fuel Standards Upend Ethanol Tariff Fight
February 15, 2010 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Brian Baskin (SugarcaneBlog.com, Dow Jones)   U.S. ethanol producers are facing their toughest fight yet to keep long-standing trade protections intact. Producers of ethanol, which in the U.S. is usually distilled from corn and then …

Temp Stop Adds Ethanol Blender Pumps under Missouri Pilot Program
February 15, 2010 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Kansas City Business Journal) A Lee’s Summit gas station has become the second in Missouri to install ethanol blender pumps as part of a pilot program with Missouri Corn and the Missouri Department of Agriculture Division …

Shell Bets Billions on Brazilian Ethanol
February 15, 2010 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Sam Hopkins (Green Chip Stocks)  …Cosan is entering into a joint venture with an oil giant that could be worth $12 billion, and its happy beginning to 2010 signals a renewal of interest in …

Senate Offers Some Hope for Legislation to Combat Climate Change
February 15, 2010 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

Editorial (The Washington Post)  … Is there no alternative between simple do-nothingism and House complexity? In fact, there is. An alternative proposal increasingly capturing interest on Capitol Hill is the CLEAR Act, sponsored by Sens. …

The Best & Worst Biofuel Startups
February 15, 2010 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Josie Garthwaite  (Earth2Tech)  Amid the rubble of the first generation of biofuel projects focused on ethanol derived from corn, a new landscape of biofuel tech has taken shape. As Lux Research puts it in …

Indirect Land-Use Changes Can Overcome Carbon Savings from Biofuels in Brazil
February 15, 2010 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

David M. Lapola, Ruediger Schaldach, Joseph Alcamo, Alberte Bondeau, Jennifer Koch, Christina Koelking, and Joerg A. Priess (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  Abstract:  The planned expansion of biofuel plantations in Brazil could potentially …

UC Merced Scientist Honored for Biofuels Research
February 15, 2010 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Central Valley Business Times)  The mass production of biofuels could be a major step toward eliminating dependence on fossil fuels, but a number of factors have stood in the way, including the argument against using …

First Virginia Ethanol Plant Workers Go for Training
February 15, 2010 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index.com)  As the launch of operations at Hopewell’s new ethanol plant gets closer, Osage Bio Energy LLC has already hired a total of 44 employees, with nine more positions to be filled.

If …

Getting a True Measure on Biofuels: Effects of ‘Indirect’ Land Use Figure in Energy Future
February 15, 2010 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray (Washington Times)  Little noticed outside a small policy community, an issue has quietly arisen in recent years that, while seemingly technical, has the potential to derail the nation’s attempts to address …

GreeNow’s Winter Power System Successfully Powered 3 Winter Events in New York
February 15, 2010 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

GreeNow, the only company in the United States leasing generators that run on 100% American soybean biodiesel, announced a technological breakthrough which enables its generator engines to power outdoor events through the winter.
 
Knowing at low …

Kirloskar Oil Engines Enters Binding MOU for Joint Venture Mass Production of Axial Vector Engines
February 15, 2010 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

Axial Vector Energy Corporation (“AVEC”) announced today the signing of a binding MOU with Kirloskar Oil Engines (KOEL) to make ready for mass production of its multi fuel engines and the building of mass production …

Asia’s First Clear Nano-Emulsion Diesel Plant Opens in Singapore
February 15, 2010 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

Singapore Emulsion Fuel Pte Ltd., an innovative player in the green energy space, announced the opening of Asia’s first clear nano-emulsion diesel plant. Located within Singapore’s Tuas industrial zone, the 40,000 sq. ft. facility is …

Grant Buys 120 Hybrid, ‘Flex Fuel’ Squad Cars
February 15, 2010 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Michael Gonzalez (Post-Tribune)  More of Gary’s men and women in blue could be driving green by spring.

The Board of Works on Wednesday voted to advertise for vendors to provide up to 120 “flex fuel” …

Modified Eucalyptus to Transform Forests
February 15, 2010 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Smriti Rao (CBS)  Now that many U.S. farmers have grown used to genetically modified (GM) soy and corn, the controversy surrounding GM crops may shift over to GM eucalyptus-a fast-growing Australian tree that, in …

New Engine Technologies Could Give New Life (and Larger Markets) to Ethanol
February 15, 2010 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The use of E-85 (85% ethanol) fuel in “Flex-Fuel” vehicles has been limited by its 25 percent lower energy content than gasoline. When used in engines designed for only …

Next Generation Concept IndyCar Unveiled in Chicago
February 14, 2010 – 8:27 pm | No Comment

DeltaWing LLC, of Indianapolis, introduced the future of open wheel racing today at the Chicago Auto Show, aimed at realigning America’s premiere racing tradition with current automobile industry and consumer trends. DeltaWing calls on technological …

‘Beeting’ a Path to Advanced Biofuels
February 14, 2010 – 8:06 pm | No Comment

by Anna Austin (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In roughly one month’s time, North Dakota growers harvest close to 5 million tons of sugar beets. North Dakota and Minnesota combined produce about 55 percent of the nation’s …

US Ethanol Industry Looks To Possible Future As Exporter
February 14, 2010 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Ian Berry (Dow Jones Newswires)  …Brazil, faced with tightening supplies of its sugarcane-based ethanol as growers there find better profits in sugar, said last month it is considering importing U.S., corn-based ethanol. While there …

Leilani Munter Drives First All-Eco-Sponsored Car in Danica Patrick-Frenzied Daytona ARCA Effort
February 12, 2010 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

 by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) What is “green racing” really?  Using biofuels in race cars is certainly part of it; urging the design and testing of efficient engines that take maximum advantage of biofuels’ …

Congress Are You Listening? DOD Energy Leader Needed Now
February 12, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Paul Bollinger (The DOD Energy Blog)  It appears that the Obama Administration is close to formally announcing a nominee for the Department of Defense (DOD) Director of Operational Energy Plans and Programs. The Director …

Truckers, Oil Refiners Sue California to Overturn State’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
February 11, 2010 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(edmunds.com)  Oil refiners and truckers have sued California to overturn the state’s low-carbon fuel standard.  The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, alleges that the LCFS violates the …

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Publishes “2nd Generation Biofuels and Trade”
February 11, 2010 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

The study “2nd Generation Biofuels and Trade“ explores the potential supply and demand of 2nd generation biofuels up until 2030, and discusses various impacts on biofuel trade, ranging from cost advantages over shipping capacities and …

Researchers Evaluate New Potential Pests in Biomass Crops
February 11, 2010 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

Perennial grasses could become popular biomass crops in the future. Many perceive these grasses require little to no management for insects or other pests. However, researchers are finding rather than being pest-free, the identity of …

Will China Eat America’s Lunch in Cleantech?
February 11, 2010 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Vivek Wadhwa (TechCrunch.com and The Washington Post)  …China, in particular, is making massive investments and has a huge advantage from focused policy and large markets. Even though China is not likely to produce its …

Renewable Energy Requirement Urged in Kentucky
February 11, 2010 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by James Bruggers (Courier-Journal.com)  Kentucky should join 27 other states that have adopted laws requiring that at least some electricity be generated from renewable energy sources, a governor’s task force recommends.  The task force also …

Blendstar to Add Biofuel Terminal In Louisiana
February 11, 2010 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Kautz (Domesticfuel.com)  Blendstar, LLC has announced the launch of a biofuel transload terminal to distribute ethanol and biodiesel in Bossier City, Louisiana, a suburb of Shreveport. The facility is expected to open late …

Rentech and ClearFuels Integrated Bio-Refinery Project Awarded $23 Million Grant by U.S. Department of Energy
February 11, 2010 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

Rentech, Inc.  and ClearFuels Technology Inc., jointly announced that their project to construct a biomass gasifier at Rentech’s Energy Technology Center (“RETC”) in Denver has been awarded a conditional $22.6 million grant from the U.S. …

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hopes to Tap Into Algae as Energy Source
February 11, 2010 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(CheckBiotech)  Part of the greenhouse complex at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Beadle Center will be revamped into an algal biofuels research facility this year. Scientists will begin growing algae in small containers, then move on to …

Enterprise Holdings Shifts Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental Airport Shuttle Buses to Biodiesel
February 11, 2010 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

(Marketwire)  Enterprise Holdings today announced plans for its entire fleet of more than 600 Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental airport shuttle buses across more than 50 North American markets to …

Propel Fuels of Sacramento Receives $20-million Investment
February 11, 2010 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Hsu (Los Angeles Times) Propel Fuels received $20 million in funding, the renewable-fuels retailer said.  Along with a $12-million investment from Craton Equity Partners, Nth Power and @Ventures, the company received $8 million …

Southland Panel Rejects Funds for Ethanol Fueling Stations
February 11, 2010 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Catherine Saillant (Los Angeles Times)   Members of the Southern California Assn. of Governments reject $11 million in federal stimulus money to set up 55 stations throughout the Southland. They say ethanol causes environmental problems.  …

New Life Cycle Profile Shows U.S. Soy Delivers Environmental & Energy Benefits
February 10, 2010 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

The United Soybean Board (USB) released a new peer-reviewed life cycle profile that documents multiple energy and environmental benefits of U.S. soybean farming and processing. It confirms why manufacturers are increasingly using U.S. soy in …

Bio This and Bio That….So What is Biodiesel Anyway?
February 10, 2010 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Rosalie Lober (Biofuels Digest)  Unless you’re working daily in the field of biofuels, you will probably do research to learn the specifics of the variety of fuel options, feedstocks and technologies.  How will …

National Biodiesel Board Drives into the New Decade With “Carbon-Neutral” Cars and Trucks
February 10, 2010 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Will Thurmond (Biofuels Digest)  This evening I enjoyed a drive from Houston to Dallas and arrived at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB)’s 2010 event just in time for the auto-show.  I’m a big auto …

Pennsylvania Ethanol Plant Now Producing
February 10, 2010 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Bionol Clearfield LLC, a 110 MMgy ethanol plant in Clearfield, Pa., is up and running, according to Roger Schmidt, general manager. The plant was undergoing performance testing on Feb. …

NASA Takes Jatropha for a Ride Into Outer Space on Space Shuttle Endeavour
February 10, 2010 – 5:53 pm | One Comment

(Earth Times)  UK-based Carbon Credited Farming congratulated NASA on the successful launch of the Endeavour Space Shuttle today. It blasted off from Kennedy Space Center taking with it new scientific experiments, including a study of …

General Motors Announces B20 Biofuel Capability For New, 2011 Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel
February 10, 2010 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

GM announced today that its new lineup of heavy-duty diesel pickups will have B20 biodiesel capability. B20 fuel is a blend of 20-percent biodiesel and 80-percent conventional diesel, which helps lower carbon dioxide emissions and …

Vehicle Testing Facility for Jatropha Fuel Up
February 10, 2010 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Melody M. Aguiba (Manila Bulletin)  A P100-million Vehicle Testing Research Laboratory (VTRL) has been put up to test the technical viability of the jatropha methyl ester (JME) which has so far gone through successful …

Sweet Sorghum to Ethanol: Technology, Plant & Machinery
February 10, 2010 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

PRAJ, through its Development Center (Matrix- the Innovation Center), conducted studies and evaluated options for optimizing sweet sorghum based alcohol production. This effort was conducted in two phases:
·         Agricultural trials and studies for evaluating suitability, …

IIT Kharagpur Launches ‘PK Sinha Center for BioEnergy’
February 10, 2010 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

The ‘PK Sinha Center for BioEnergy’ was launched at the hands of the Founder Dr. Prabhakant Sinha, Founder and Co-Chairman, ZS Associates and IIT Kharagpur alumnus in the presence Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Honorable Union Minister …

EU: Rainforests Can Be Converted to Palm Oil Plantations for Biofuel Production
February 10, 2010 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Rhett A. Butler (Mongabay.com)  The European Union may be planning to classify oil palm plantations as forests, raising fears among environmental groups of expanded conversion of tropical rainforests for biofuel production, reports the EUobserver, …

PRAJ Announces Alcohol School for Masterclass on Fermentation
February 10, 2010 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

Praj has arranged series of Training Programs on Alcohol Technologies & Systems covering Fermentation, Distillation and Wastewater Treatment including Evaporation with Zero discharge plants.

The programs are designed to be interactive programs and are meant specifically …

China Biofuel Industry Provides Opportunities in Agribusiness
February 10, 2010 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(RightSite)  As China’s solar and wind power sectors grab headlines, leading agribusiness companies are grabbing a foothold in China’s biofuel sector. As oil prices threaten to rise in years to come, China’s drive to create …

Toyota Tsusho to Produce Jatropha as Alternative Fuel
February 10, 2010 – 3:09 pm | One Comment

by Patrick Rial (Bloomberg)  Toyota Tsusho Corp., the trading affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp., plans to start growing jatropha next year as it bets that higher crop yields and oil prices will make the plant …

What Next? Biofuels Industry Leaders Contemplate Future Moves, after Obama Shift in Biofuels Policy
February 10, 2010 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization followed up on a shift in US biofuels policy with a call for four new steps it said would increase the pace of biofuels …

World’s First Home-Scale Ethanol From Cellulose Processor Announced
February 10, 2010 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

Allard Research and Development, the world leader in small to medium-scale ethanol fuel production systems, announced today the world’s first small-scale ethanol fuel production system utilizing cellulose as the primary feedstock.

The new system, designed as …