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Southeast Illinois College Hires First Biofuels Education Instructor
March 30, 2010 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

(Southeastern Illinois College)  Southeastern Illinois College has landed a top flight professional to aid in the launch of its Biofuels Education program…  READ MORE  and MORE

MSU Researchers to Use NSF Grant to Develop Better Scientists
March 30, 2010 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  A $2.65 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Michigan State University graduate students to hone their skills as science communicators and teachers by working with K-12 students and …

Liquid Biofuels:Background Brief for the World Bank Group Energy Sector Strategy
March 30, 2010 – 9:42 am | No Comment

(Masami Kojima of the Oil, Gas, and Mining PolicyDivision of the World Bank/Scribd.com)  Liquid biofuels are being increasingly used to substitute fuels derived from oil. A number of governments have provided incentives for the liquid biofuel …

MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge – Michelin to Continue the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge
March 30, 2010 – 8:23 am | No Comment

(Michelin)  Building on the success it encountered in 2009, the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge is to be organised once again and will this year cover the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans Series, the …

Scientists Look to Tobacco as a Potential Biofuel
March 29, 2010 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Michael Felberbaum (AP)  …Tobacco is an attractive “energy plant” because it can generate a large amount of oil and sugar more efficiently than other crops, said Vyacheslav Andrianov, a researcher at the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories …

Uganda Scientists Find Ways to Get Ethanol from Stems, Leaves
March 29, 2010 – 9:37 am | No Comment

by Halima Abdallah  (The East African)  Uganda scientists have made a breakthrough in extracting bio-ethanol from non-food parts of plants — cassava stems, cassava leaves, pineapple leaves, elephant grass stems and wood — opening the way …

Botswana Plans a 50m-Litre Per Year Biodiesel Plant
March 29, 2010 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Mokagedi Gaotlhobogwe (MmegiOnline) Coal-rich Botswana has announced its ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions by setting up a 50 million-litre per year bio-diesel processing plant to be fed from jatropha (oil seed) plantations by 2012. …

Furst-McNess Expands: Company Markets a By-Product of Ethanol Production to China
March 29, 2010 – 9:11 am | No Comment

by Eric Petermann (The Journal-Standard)  Furst-McNess has started a new business that markets a by-product of ethanol production, dry distillers’ grain, for use as a feed supplement for livestock, and has already established a relationship …

Cup Plant Promising for Ethanol Use
March 29, 2010 – 8:37 am | No Comment

by Thom Gabrukiewicz    (Argus Leader)  A native perennial might hold the promise of being not only a new source crop for cellulosic ethanol, but also a way to help capture and store carbon.
 
South Dakota State University …

British Airways Calls for Carbon Revenues to Be Used to Help Scale up the Development of Aviation Biofuels
March 29, 2010 – 7:58 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Carbon pricing is critical to the business case for aviation biofuels as airlines join schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which starts in 2012, said British Airways’ Head of Environment …

Send the Marines: 17 Steps the US Military is Taking to Advance, Use, and Advocate for Biofuels
March 29, 2010 – 7:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …orchestrating a sweeping revamp of energy strategy at the Department of Defense — where a new generation of leaders cite benefits such as these when they tout the features of …

Bioenergy Credit Program Extension Supports Renewable Fuels Standard
March 26, 2010 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

To promote more clean energy production the Alberta government is expanding and extending an incentive program for producers of bioenergy products.
Funding under the Bioenergy Producer Credit Program is extended for five years until 2016. The …

LS9: Genetically Modified E. Coli that Secrete Drop-in Diesel
March 26, 2010 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia.com)  …The company (LS9) already produces a diesel that meets the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards for road use in the U.S.
The technology is pretty straightforward.  LS9 uses any sugar …

Jet Biofuel Blends on Course for Certification within 12 Months as Testing Concludes and Research Report Issued
March 26, 2010 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline.com)  Aircraft and engine manufacturers have reported that after successful air and ground fit-for-purpose testing, jet biofuels blended 50/50 with conventional jet kerosene are likely to be certified for commercial airline use before the end …

Deforestation Continues, but More Slowly, Report Says
March 26, 2010 – 1:36 pm | One Comment

 World deforestation, mainly the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land, has decreased over the past ten years but continues at an alarmingly high rate in many countries, FAO announced today.
Globally, around 13 million hectares …

Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Final Rule
March 26, 2010 – 1:19 pm | One Comment

Under the Clean Air Act Section 211(o), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the Environmental Protection Agency is required to promulgate regulations implementing changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard …

NREL and 3M Sign Agreement on Renewable Energy Research
March 26, 2010 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today announced a series of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with 3M, the St. Paul, Minn.-based technology company. The collaborative effort demonstrates both …

Trash Plant Plan Moves Forward
March 26, 2010 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Gerry Tuoti (Tauton Daily Gazette)  Mayor Charles Crowley is enthused by the feedback he’s received from the state about Taunton’s plans to create a new trash processing facility that will use trash to produce …

Biofuels Test Flight Was a Promising Demonstration, Air Force Says
March 26, 2010 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by John Nolan  (Dayton Daily News) The Air Force flew an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, operating solely on a biomass-derived jet fuel blend Thursday, March 25, in a major step toward the service’s goal of diversifying …

EU Report Signals U-Turn on Biofuels Target
March 26, 2010 – 9:49 am | No Comment

(Reuters) …The European Union appears to be backtracking on its biofuels policy with a new study showing that more than 5.6 percent of biofuel in road fuels can damage the environment.
EU leaders agreed in 2008 …

Taiwan to Help Pacific States Plant Biofuel Trees
March 26, 2010 – 9:40 am | One Comment

(Focus Taiwan)  Taiwan is suggesting its South Pacific allies plant Jatropha trees to help solve energy shortages.
…”Jatropha is the recipe for green energy, ” said Tao Wen-lung, secretary-general of Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund, …

Accelergy and EERC Reach Milestone in Development of Cleaner Jet Fuel
March 26, 2010 – 8:20 am | No Comment

Accelergy Corporation, a global leader in high-grade domestically sourced liquid fuels, today announced that it has begun production of their highly efficient fuel from coal and biomass, to be evaluated by the United States Air …

Great Plains- The Camelina Company Teams with Accelergy to Produce Clean Jet Fuel
March 26, 2010 – 8:08 am | No Comment

Camelina oil and domestic coal will soon be blended to create clean biojet fuel using coal-biomass-to-liquid technology (CBTL), thanks to an agreement between Accelergy Corporation and Great Plains Oil & Exploration – The Camelina Company.
“This …

Pomeroy, Shimkus Introduce Bill to Preserve American Energy Jobs
March 26, 2010 – 7:59 am | One Comment

Joined by advocates of America’s renewable fuels industry, Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)  and Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled legislation that would extend tax incentives that are critical to the nation’s ethanol industry and the preservation of …

Alternative Petroleum Technologies Enters Agreement with Port of Los Angeles
March 25, 2010 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

Alternative Petroleum Technologies (APT) announced March 21, 2010, that it has completed contractual arrangements and will begin a diesel emissions control technology demonstration at the Port of Los Angeles. The demonstration will take place as part of …

Iogen Energy’s Cellulosic Ethanol Helps Fuel Drayson Racing in American Le Mans Series
March 25, 2010 – 9:28 am | No Comment

Iogen Energy announced today that its cellulosic ethanol helped fuel Drayson Racing’s “Lola-Judd” in the 58th running of Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 20th. This is the first time Iogen Energy’s cellulosic ethanol …

Uiversity of Nebraska at Lincoln Team Looks to Tap Algae for Energy
March 25, 2010 – 9:19 am | No Comment

by Kevin Abourzk (Lincoln Journal Star) But algae?  A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers is working to extract oil from that sticky green stuff that gums up boat motors and fishing lines. Then they’ll study …

Oil Reserves ‘Exaggerated by One Third’
March 25, 2010 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Rowena Mason (Telegraph) The world’s oil reserves have been exaggerated by up to a third, according to Sir David King, the Government’s former chief scientist, who has warned of shortages and price spikes within …

Fuel Injection “On Target” for 2011 Debut, NASCAR Says
March 25, 2010 – 7:51 am | No Comment

(Racer.com)  NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton says that the sanctioning body is on target for introducing fuel injection systems to Sprint Cup racing for 2011. He added that NASCAR is also close to …

Angolan Parliament Approves New Biofuels Law
March 25, 2010 – 7:45 am | No Comment

by Henrique Almeida  (Reuters)  Angola’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new law to regulate the production of biofuels, opening the way for multi-billion dollar investments in the sector.
The African nation, which rivals Nigeria as the …

EPA Proposes Regulation to Prevent Misfueling of Vehicles–Pump Labeling
March 24, 2010 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

EPA’s Abstract:  Regulation to Prevent the Misfueling of Vehicles and Engines with Gasoline Containing Greater than Ten Volume Percent Ethanol and Modifications to the Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline 
This rulemaking does two things. First, it will …

2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change April 6-7 Washington, DC
March 24, 2010 – 1:14 pm | No Comment
2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change April 6-7 Washington, DC

Energy Secretary Steven Chu and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers will be the keynote speakers at the annual energy conference hosted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration in partnership with the School of Advanced …

Algae Production Certification Program April 27-28 Houston, TX
March 24, 2010 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
Algae Production Certification Program April 27-28 Houston, TX

The two day program will provide comprehensive training about algae strains, growing, harvesting techniques and extraction methods.  

You will also explore the key issues facing algae production companies today – business-government relations, geopolitics, risk management, emerging …

Ethanol Project Fuels Teen’s Career Choices
March 24, 2010 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Carol Comegno (CourierPostOnline.com) …Organic chemistry instructor Terrence Sherlock of Burlington County College wanted to find out if the additive level was the same in commercial grades of gasoline from different retailers and if a …

Frogs, Foam and Fuel: UC Researchers Convert Solar Energy to Sugars
March 24, 2010 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

For decades, farmers have been trying to find ways to get more energy out of the sun.
In natural photosynthesis, plants take in solar energy and carbon dioxide and then convert it to oxygen and sugars. …

Tennessee DOT Switches More than 200 East Tennessee Vehicles to E85 Fuel
March 24, 2010 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(WATE) More than 200 state Department of Transportation (TDOT) vehicles in East Tennessee can now fill up with cleaner burning E85 fuel.
E85 is a blend of ethanol and gasoline that helps reduces the emission of …

Flex Factor: Minnesota Is a National Leader When It Comes to the Flex Fuel E-85
March 24, 2010 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by David Richards (Austin Daily Herald)  …The fuel, which basically blends 85 percent Ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, has skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade in the United States and especially here in Minnesota.
“Minnesota …

Air Transport Association/Defense Energy Support Center Announce Strategic Alliance for Alternative Aviation Fuels
March 24, 2010 – 11:48 am | No Comment

The Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Energy Support Center and Air Transport Association of America, Inc., signed a strategic alliance agreement today in Washington, D.C., recognizing a partnership for the development and deployment of alternative aviation …

The True Cost of Corn Ethanol: A Number of Recent Studies Have Missed the Mark.
March 24, 2010 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Joshua Kagan (GreentechMedia)  …While I am completely unapologetic in my belief that Congress and the White House are unwisely pursuing a biofuels policy in which corn ethanol, soybean biodiesel, and cellulosic ethanol have been …

Solazyme and Unilever Partner to Bring Algal Renewable Oil to Personal Care Products
March 24, 2010 – 11:06 am | No Comment

Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has signed a research and development agreement with Unilever to develop oil derived from algae for use in soaps and other personal care products. The agreement follows …

Northeast Biomass Conference and Expo August 4-6 Boston, MA
March 24, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment
Northeast Biomass Conference and Expo August 4-6 Boston, MA

With an exclusive focus on biomass utilization in the Northeast – from Maryland to Maine – the Northeast BIOMASS Conference & Expo is a dynamic regional offshoot of Biomass Magazine’s International BIOMASS Conference & Expo, …

Biofuels in Asia April 28-29 Bangkok, Thailand
March 24, 2010 – 9:52 am | No Comment
Biofuels in Asia April 28-29 Bangkok, Thailand

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Renewable Fuels Association Publishes “What All Ethanol Producers Need to Know” about New RFS2 Registration
March 24, 2010 – 9:41 am | No Comment

With full implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) now in full swing, ethanol producers will be required to register with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In an effort to provide them with information …

Fowl Fuel? Scientists Have Developed a Process for Converting Chicken Feather Meal into Biodiesel Fuel
March 24, 2010 – 9:11 am | No Comment

(NACS Online) Is biofuel development going to the birds? Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have found a way to convert chicken feather meal into biodiesel fuel, Alternative Energy reports.
The team, lead by professor …

Tilapia Entrails Churn Out Biodiesel
March 24, 2010 – 8:35 am | No Comment

(FIS) The Ceara Nucleus Foundation of Industrial Technology (NUTEC) is moving forward with a project that will transform it into a pioneer in the research of biodiesel production from tilapia entrails.  For Fernando Pedro Dias, …

Highlands County, FL, Still Waiting for Biofuels
March 24, 2010 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Gary Pinnell (Highlands Today)   In April 2008, Congressman Tim Mahoney told county commissioners that Highlands was poised to become “the biofuels capital of America.” They were expected to produce hundreds of jobs and millions …

Qteros and UMass Amherst Announce the Issuance of a U.S. Patent for Production of Ethanol from a Unique Microorganism, the Q Microbe™
March 24, 2010 – 8:20 am | No Comment

Qteros, Inc., and the University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,682,811 titled “Systems and Methods for Producing Biofuels and Related Materials” describing the …

OriginOil Announces Initiative to Make Jet Fuel from Waste Using Algae
March 24, 2010 – 8:09 am | No Comment

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, March 24, 2010, announced the formation of an industry working group to …

Bio Base Europe’s GM Poplars Are Popular for Ethanol
March 23, 2010 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  According to Bio Base Europe the first crop of genetically modified poplar plants will be converted into ethanol in a Flemish-Dutch pilot installation.
The poplars were planted in May 2009 in an outside field …

Sorghum Poised for Bigger Role in Ethanol Production
March 23, 2010 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today, about 1/3 of the sorghum crop goes into ethanol production. An interesting little piece of information I picked up when I spoke with Gerald Simonsen, the Chairman of the National …

Fuel Dispenser UL Approved for E25
March 23, 2010 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Dresser Wayne announced March 15 that its Ovation Eco Fuel dispenser is now certified by Underwriter Laboratories for blends up to E25. The dispenser is a product the company …

Science a Step Closer to Biofuel for Ships
March 23, 2010 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

Slowly but surely, science seems to be advancing toward a production of biofuel that does not take away agricultural land from the world’s food supply. When this kind of fuel is ready, so is A.P. …

New Law May Spur More Ethanol Blender Pumps in S.D.
March 23, 2010 – 4:16 pm | One Comment

by (Argus Leader)  Gov. Mike Rounds signed House Bill 1192 into law, paving the way for more ethanol blender pumps in South Dakota.  The measure will set aside $1 million of stimulus funding, which will …

Experts Probing Biofuel Impacts
March 23, 2010 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (DesMoinesRegister.com)  The National Research Council is digging into the economic and environmental impact of biofuels, but the results of the congressionally mandated study won’t be known until next year. That means the …

Cellulosic Ethanol’s Time May Finally Have Come
March 23, 2010 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Motavalli (BNET)  …The sticking point with cellulosic ethanol has been finding a dependable enzyme that can break down raw materials (everything from fast-growing grasses to sawdust) into the sugars that make ethanol (and …

Biobutanol: Friend or Foe?
March 23, 2010 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

By Erin Voegele  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Given the immense challenges faced by the ethanol industry over the past 18 months, it isn’t surprising that some may be inclined to view biobutanol as competition. However, future …

Shapoorji, Ethiopia Ink 50,000ha Land Deal
March 23, 2010 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Shutapa Paul   (liveMint.com, Wall Street Journal)  The 140-year old construction firm, Shapoorji Pallonji and Co. Ltd, signed an agreement with the government of Ethiopia to take on lease up to 50,000ha of land to …

US Dow Minimises Oil, Gas Exposure, Looks to State-Run JVs
March 23, 2010 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(ICIS news)  Dow Chemical is minimising its exposure to the volatility of feedstock oil and gas prices through an emphasis on alternative energy sources and petrochemical joint ventures with government-run companies, the chief executive of …

Farm Economy Follows Lead of U.S. Recovery, Says Annual FAPRI Baseline Report to Congress
March 23, 2010 – 12:27 pm | 2 Comments

The livestock sector can lead the agricultural economy to higher net farm income, assuming the farm economy benefits from a recovering general U.S. economy.  
That analysis tops a 2010 baseline report prepared by the University of …

A Different Route to Corn-Based Fuel
March 23, 2010 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  Jack Huttner, the executive vice president of Gevo, a five-year old company in Englewood, Colo., would like to take over an ethanol plant and, using the same base …

Calverton Getty Serves Up E85 Fuel
March 23, 2010 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Vera Chinese (The Riverhead News-Review)  …Available via two bright yellow pumps to distinguish it from regular gasoline, E85 has been selling at the Middle Country Road gas station since the fall.  “It’s something really …

EPA Action May Signal E-15 Ethanol Blend Rate
March 23, 2010 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Pork) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to “develop a pump label to prevent misfueling of vehicles and engines not authorized to use E15 fuel and to provide manufacturer certification to sell E15,” according …

Kinder Morgan Inks NJ Biodiesel Terminal Deal
March 23, 2010 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com) Kinder Morgan, one of the nation’s pioneers in biofuels by pipeline development, has signed a 30-year deal with Carteret, New Jersey to turn 14 acres of brownfields into a biodiesel storage …

Milwaukee Brewing Co. Saves Big on Energy Costs by Brewing Biodiesel
March 23, 2010 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(BizTimes.com)   Every Monday morning, a crew of workers inside the Milwaukee Brewing Company brews up a special batch of product. Unlike the brewery’s beer, this product is usable right away, and becomes fuel for the …

CAMELINA Aviation Biofuels: Market Opportunity and Renewable Energy Report
March 23, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Biomass Advisors Available for USD $695, the Camelina Market Opportunity and Renewable Energy  Report includes:

Graphs, charts and at-a-glance summaries for a quick understanding of key information
Summaries and updates of over 50 North American Camelina …

CO2-Eating Algae Turns Cement Maker Green
March 23, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Tyler Hamilton (TheStar.com) 
A mixture of hot gas rises out of a flue stack at the St. Marys Cement plant about 50 kilometres west of Waterloo. But not all the CO2-rich exhaust is vented to …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Partnership Focuses on Sustainability
March 23, 2010 – 9:38 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 it has developed the first large-scale Jatropha community-farming initiative in Central America and …

US Firm to Build $135m Bioethanol Plant in Serbia
March 23, 2010 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(Balkans.com)  The US firm Farmers’ Ethanol plans to invest USD135 million into the construction of an eco fuel – bioethanol factory in Smederevo, the company representatives announced, Betanews reported. 
Farmers’ Ethanol spokeswoman in Serbia Maja Fragner …

Biofuels Association of Zambia Urges Govt to Set up Biofuels Fund
March 23, 2010 – 9:12 am | No Comment

by Mutale Kapekele (The Post Online)  The government should set up a biofuels fund, Biofuels Association of Zambia (BAZ) chairperson Professor Thomson Sinkala has advised. …“Biofuels is a turnkey industry for Zambia. We must go …

Virent and Shell Start World’s First Biogasoline Production Plant
March 23, 2010 – 8:47 am | No Comment

Virent Energy Systems, Inc., (Virent®) and Shell today announced the successful start of production at the world’s first demonstration plant converting plant sugars into gasoline and gasoline blend components, rather than ethanol.
The demonstration plant, located …

Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database from Biofuels Digest
March 23, 2010 – 4:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its updated Advanced Biofuels tracking database, release 1.1, with advanced biofuels production capacity now projected to reach 1.704 billion gallons by the end of 2013, …

New Zealand’s First Biodiesel Station Opens in Queenstown
March 22, 2010 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(NZHerald)  New Zealand’s first biodiesel station has opened in Queenstown.

The Queenstown Lakes Biodiesel Consortium will supply B20 blended biodiesel — 20 per cent biodiesel and 80 per cent standard diesel — to commercial vehicles.
The consortium, …

China No. 2 Fuel Ethanol Maker Eyes Overseas Plant
March 22, 2010 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Henan Tianguan Group Co. Ltd, China’s second largest fuel ethanol producer, plans to build plants in Southeast Asia to produce the renewable fuel and send it to China, company president Zhang Xiaoyang said on …

The View From Big Oil
March 22, 2010 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Alan Murray and  Kimberley Strassel  (Wall Street Journal)  These days, giant oil companies find themselves trying to balance two big pressures on their business. Governments are trying to slash carbon emissions—but the world’s thirst for …

BioPro Expo March 14-16, 2011 Atlanta, GA
March 22, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
BioPro Expo March 14-16, 2011 Atlanta, GA

Sources of renewable energy are everywhere — from the forest and farm to food processing residue and the urban landscape. Still, many industries with access to valuable feedstocks have questions on how to best utilize …

Todd Bodine and Frank Cicci Take Green Racing Commitment to NASCAR
March 22, 2010 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

“At almost 80 million strong, the NASCAR fan base can be an incredible force on a real threat that is upon all of us and impacts our future.”
— Frank Cicci, Get Green Racing Owner
Meet Todd …

Renewable Fuels for Piston Aircraft
March 22, 2010 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Decker  (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)   Fighter planes of WWII hit faster speeds thanks to lead additives in their fuel and leaded “avgas” still remains the fuel of choice for top-selling piston aircraft. Automotive use of this …

New Genome Sequence Will Aid Study of Important Food, Fuel Crops
March 22, 2010 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

A global initiative that includes key scientists from Oregon State University has successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, which will serve as a model to speed research on improved varieties of …

ASABE Revises Its Biodiesel Standard
March 22, 2010 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Nicholas Zeman (Biodiesel Magazine)  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has revised its standard for testing biodiesel fuel. ASAE EP552.1, Reporting of Fuel Properties when Testing Diesel Engines with Alternative Fuels Derived …

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Calls OPEC Report Self-Serving: Report Confirms Energy Security Risks
March 22, 2010 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance responded today to a report produced for the International Energy Forum to be discussed this month at their meeting in Cancun, Mexico. The report, co-written by the former Secretary General …

International Energy Forum’s Assessment of Biofuels Potential and Limitiations
March 22, 2010 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Claude Mandil and Adnan Shihab-Eldin  (International Energy Forum) Biofuels production, driven by the potential to contribute to energy security, climate change mitigation and rural development, has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Several countries …

EADS Backs Algae As Future Biofuel
March 22, 2010 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  Airbus parent company EADS is backing algae as the best source of sustainable jet fuel, arguing that other feedstocks will not allow the airline industry to meet its carbon-footprint reduction goals.
EADS …

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing June 27-30 Washington, DC
March 19, 2010 – 7:35 am | No Comment
World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing June 27-30 Washington, DC

This year, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing will explore ways that public policy can help drive innovation and the commercialization of industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. This theme is timely, as this is …

Biomass Feedstock Harvest from Conservation Reserve Program Land in Northwestern Oklahoma
March 19, 2010 – 7:27 am | No Comment

by B. C. Venuto and J. A. Daniel (Crop Science)  Development of a biofuel industry based on biomass will require large quantities of cellulosic feedstock. Among the proposals for acquiring this feedstock, without impacting other …

Firm to Build Bio-Fuel Refineries in 16 Local Councils in Ekiti
March 19, 2010 – 7:19 am | No Comment

(The Punch, Nigeria)  A green energy company, Crownek, has said that it will construct mini biofuel refineries in all the 16 local government areas in the state.  …”Alabi, who made the promise during a visit …

UK Looks to Produce 70bn Litres of Biofuel a Year from Pondlife
March 19, 2010 – 7:13 am | No Comment

(clickgreen) The Carbon Trust has announced plans to take on the world in the global race to develop a sustainable, cost-effective biofuel from algae.
The “dream team” of eleven leading UK institutions was unveiled who will …

How ‘Green’ Are Industrial Carbon Emissions?
March 19, 2010 – 7:07 am | No Comment

(Alpha Galileo)  There are various kinds of CO2. Emissions of fossil CO2 that result from the burning of fossil fuel affect the environment. Biogenic CO2 resulting from the burning of wood or biofuels, however, is …

The Shell Game: What’s up with Biofuels’ “Quiet Company?”
March 19, 2010 – 6:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(T)hough the biofuels industry should, and generally does, reacts with excitement when oil industry majors invest in biofuels ventures — such as Shell’s investment in cellulosic ethanol pioneer Iogen and …

Regional (Northwest) Economics Behind Biofuels April 7 Webinar
March 19, 2010 – 6:33 am | No Comment
Regional (Northwest) Economics Behind Biofuels April 7 Webinar

This webinar will provide a regional perspective, from various stakeholders, on how to survive in the biofuels industry. Our engaging presenters will focus on sustainable models for biodiesel (and bio-aviation fuel) production using canola, camelina, …

Ferrari Wins First Formula One Race with Cellulosic Ethanol Blend
March 19, 2010 – 6:26 am | No Comment

by Sam Abuelsamid (AutoblogGreen)  Corvette Racing and several other teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) have been running on cellulosic ethanol for two years now but the alcohol fuel made its first appearance …

The Power of Nature; The Speed of Technology
March 19, 2010 – 6:08 am | No Comment

by Mark Emalfarb (Dyadic International)  In addition to explaining Dyadic’s C1 enzyme, its history and uses, this presentation includes clear diagrams of how enzymes are used in breaking down cellulose and hemicellulose and charts of …

Navy’s Energy Reform Initiatives Raise Concerns Among Shipbuilders
March 18, 2010 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by  (National Defense Magazine)  The secretary of the Navy’s announcement last fall of several initiatives to wean the sea service off fossil fuels has generated excitement but also some trepidation among energy researchers and defense …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability of Funding to Promote Rural Biofuel and Bioenergy Production
March 18, 2010 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funding is available again through three USDA programs to promote increased production of biofuel and bioenergy. The programs are authorized under the Food, Conservation …

China’s Lawmaker Promotes Production of Ethanol from Straws
March 18, 2010 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(iStock Analyst)  …Li Rongjie, a deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, said the country could potentially produce 1.2 billion tons of dry cellulosic biomass per year, which has the energy content …

Microalgae Research Advances towards Biodiesel Production
March 18, 2010 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(FIS)  A team of researchers at the National Technological University of Mar del Plata (UTN) is working on a research project to produce biodiesel from marine microalgae, with the aim of developing economically viable and …

Today in Biofuels Opinion: “If Policymakers Thought This Is a CO2 Sequestration Approach…We Would Be Entirely Screwed.”
March 18, 2010 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Jack Oswald, CEO, SynGest: “One of the things worth pointing out about most algae approaches, is that they rely on large sources of CO2.  These will come from our existing …

Consortium Gets Government Backing to Turn Waste Biomass into Transport Biofuel
March 18, 2010 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(Greenwise)  A consortium of British businesses has netted £7 million of Government funding to develop a technology that could see mini refineries sited near landfill sites up and down the country producing cheap, carbon efficient …

Uhde Process for Biofuel R&D Project
March 18, 2010 – 10:16 am | No Comment

(The Engineer) BioTfueL is a new joint project launched by five French partners and Uhde. BioTfueL integrates the various technology stages of the so-called biomass to liquid chain (BTL chain = biomass to fuel) with …

“Fuel Is Strategic” says Aviation Expert at ITB; Biofuels Are Key to “Thinking out of the Box”
March 18, 2010 – 10:08 am | No Comment

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Dr. Jurgen Ringbeck, Senior Partner of Booz & Co said “Fuel is strategic, and there is an argument that can be made that an energy monopoly will be dominating …

Oil Subsidies Could top $500 BILLION
March 18, 2010 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs)  A study on energy subsidies commissioned by G20 nations found that the world could be spending $500 billion annually to subsidize fossil fuels – the majority from subsidized end-user prices. The …

Sorghum’s Gaining Momentum, Farmers & Policy-Makers Say
March 18, 2010 – 8:54 am | No Comment

by Dave Mowtiz (AgricultureOnline)  Grain sorghum is gaining the attention of eastern Corn Belt farmers in an area dominated by corn, soybeans and wheat, reports a category winner of the National Sorghum Producers Association’s yield …

Craig Venter: Without Scale, Algae Fuel Companies “Playing”
March 18, 2010 – 8:22 am | No Comment

by Katie Fehrenbacher (Earth2Tech)  Craig Venter, considered to be the father of genomics and the founder of synthetic biology startup Synthetic Genomics, said there’s a fundamental problem with algae fuel at the Wall Street Journal’s …

Global Advanced Biofuels Scale-Up Summit June 22-23 Washington, DC
March 17, 2010 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
Global Advanced Biofuels Scale-Up Summit June 22-23 Washington, DC

ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL REGULATORY, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL FRAMEWORK FOR SCALING UP ADVANCED BIOFUEL PRODUCTION
Multiple next generation biofuel technologies are being developed to produce more sustainable biofuel options including celullosic ethanol, biobutanol, algae biofuel, BioDME and …

Site Selection for Bio-Energy Projects
March 17, 2010 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Bob McNiesh (Harris Group)  This paper describes factors in selecting a site for construction of a bio-energy facility. This general approach assumes that a marketing study has been completed to identify a specific area or …

Daimler Committed to Jatropha Biodiesel
March 17, 2010 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(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 is …

The Wrong Kind of Green
March 17, 2010 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Johann Hari (The Nation)  Groups like Conservation International are among the most trusted “brands” in America, pledged to protect and defend nature. Yet as we confront the biggest ecological crisis in human history, many …

Small Biofuel Farm Bears Fruit
March 17, 2010 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Craig Gima (Star Bulletin)  If the vision of father and son farmers Christian and James Twigg-Smith becomes reality, acres of now-fallow sugar cane land will be growing crops again.  But rather than producing food, …

World Wildlife Fund, Novozymes: Industrial Biotechnology on the Way to a Green Economy
March 17, 2010 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

…Industrial biotechnology is one such sector. Even though the sector is still in it’s infancy, it globally avoids the creation of 33 million tonnes of CO2 each year through various applications, without taking ethanol use …

BIO Asks Congress to Support Deployment of Biotech Chemical Platforms to Create Green Jobs
March 17, 2010 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

Federal tax policies should incentivize commercial deployment of advanced industrial biotechnologies, which can create jobs, reduce reliance on petroleum, and achieve greenhouse gas reductions. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today released a white paper on …

Southeast Asia – the Bio-Based Arabia?
March 17, 2010 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Per Dahlen (Portelet Asia and Biofuels Digest)  “Saudi Arabia is the largest crude oil producer in the world and produces some 11 million barrels per day. Southeast Asia has the potential of producing 14 million …

Nanobiotechnology for the Production of Biofuels from Spent Tea
March 17, 2010 – 11:49 am | No Comment

Bioenergy is the only alternative and cheap source of energy which can be made easily available to the world. The present experiment included three steps for the conversion of spent tea (Camellia sinensis) into biofuels. …

OriginOil CEO Presents on Algae Extraction Methods, Algae Oil Production
March 17, 2010 – 8:48 am | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (Origin Oil)  In his presentation at the World Biofuels Markets conference March 2010 in The Netherlands, Eckelberry reviewed current industry approaches to extraction and harvesting in depth. These approaches typically require high …

GlycosBio Technology Nears Commercialization
March 17, 2010 – 8:37 am | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  Texas-based Glycos Biotechnologies Inc. is producing lactic acid and advanced ethanol in a pilot commercial-size facility with the capacity to produce 150,000 liters of chemicals. It’s a major benchmark in …

Fermentable Sugars by Chemical Hydrolysis of Biomass
March 16, 2010 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Joseph B. Binder and Ronald T. Raines (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  Abundant plant biomass has the potential to become a sustainable source of fuels and chemicals. Realizing this potential requires the …

Federal Loan Programs Ill-Suited for Cellulosic Ethanol
March 16, 2010 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson (Prairie Business Magazine) … In addition to problems on Wall Street following the collapse of the financial markets, cellulosic biofuel producers have lacked standard benchmarks of performance like those used in grain …

SAIC Awarded $21 Million Blanket Purchase Agreement For Biomass Engineering
March 16, 2010 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, R.W. Beck, has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Golden Field Office to support The Office of Energy …

GreenTrackers Algae Biofuels Company Database Launches
March 16, 2010 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Strategic Fit: …(I)t is important to remember that the original success of 1st generation biofuels stemmed from Brazil having an advantaged sugar industry that achieved scale and innovation benefits.  This …

Sneak-Peek at “Fuel from Thin Air”: Joule Biotechnologies and Its “Game-Changing Technology”
March 16, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In the Joule technology, biomass is not used as an intermediate. Via a solar converter unit, the microorganism obtains carbon and oxygen by fixing atmospheric CO2 or utilizing direct fed …

2010 Florida Farm to Fuel® Summit August 11-13 Orlando, FL
March 16, 2010 – 1:39 pm | No Comment
2010 Florida Farm to Fuel® Summit August 11-13 Orlando, FL

The Farm to Fuel® Summit has established itself as the major gathering place where stakeholders assemble each year to help advance the development of the state’s bioenergy industry.  In August 2010, leaders from the agricultural, …

2010 Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show April 18-20 Jacksonville, FL
March 16, 2010 – 1:34 pm | No Comment
2010 Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show April 18-20 Jacksonville, FL

Why You Should Attend:

Increase Biofuel And Alternative Energy Markets
Sell More Goods And Services
Increase Your Organization’s Exposure
Excellent Networking Opportunities With Industry Leaders
Outstanding Educational Sessions
Informative And Exciting Booths From 30+ Exhibitors   READ MORE

Florida Woody Biomass Economic Study
March 16, 2010 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

In 2008, the Florida Legislature passed legislation requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Protection to conduct an economic impact analysis on the effects of granting financial …

Space Could Increase Production of Bio-Fuel
March 16, 2010 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Aaron Pickering (KOLD) …The experiment, National Lab Pathfinder-Cells 3, is aimed at learning whether microgravity can help jatropha curcas plant cells grow faster to produce biofuel, or renewable fuel derived from biological matter. Jatropha …

Nippon Oil and Hitachi Aim at Mass-Producing Microbe-Derived Biofuel
March 16, 2010 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Serkan Toto (Crunch Gear)  Major Japanese oil wholesaler Nippon Oil and Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Plant Technologies are developing a technology that’s supposed to make it possible to mass-produce eco-friendly jet fuel from Euglena, single-celled …

Waiting for Godot: The Financing of Commercial Scale Advanced Biofuels
March 16, 2010 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“Cellulosic ethanol is not the same as first generation ethanol,” (Arnie) Klann (Bluefire Ethanol CEO) noted. “There, you had the corn growers, and there was a vested interest, and companies like ADM, …

Europe Kicks Off the Global Bioenergy Project
March 16, 2010 – 11:58 am | No Comment

At least 20% of the energy needs in Europe can be met by bioenergy from sustainable agriculture without compromising food safety and security. Key sustainability issues such as the use of water and maintenance of …

How Food And Water Are Driving a 21st-Century African Land Grab
March 16, 2010 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian; The Observer) …The farm manager shows us millions of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables being grown in 500m rows in computer controlled conditions. Spanish engineers are building the steel structure, Dutch technology …

University of Minnesota Speaker Says Global Land Use Must Be Considered in Biofuel Debate
March 16, 2010 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Heather Thorstensen (AgriNews.com)  John Sheehan of the University of Minnesota says the debate on biofuels should shift from food versus fuel to how land is used globally for biofuel production and other purposes.
“We need …

U.S. Government Awards DuPont, Partners with Technology Investment Agreement for Macroalgae-to-Biobutanol Research
March 16, 2010 – 10:39 am | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a Technology Investment Agreement to DuPont for the development of a process to convert sugars produced by macroalgae into next-generation biofuels called …

Over There: The Yanks are Coming (同胞, Can You Spare a Dime?)
March 16, 2010 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BIO exec VP Brent Erickson ruefully noted in a conference with reporters that the biofuels industry was “very disappointed in the loan guarantee program. Biomass was mixed in with wind …

Coskata Confirms 100 Gallon Per Ton, ZeaChem Confirms 135 Gallon Per ton, in Advanced Biofuels Updates
March 16, 2010 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Starting off the call, BIO section EVP Brent Erickson compared the scale up of the advanced biofuels industry to the scale up and evolution of the oil industry which took …

Algae Industry Magazine Launched
March 15, 2010 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

William Laski & David Schwartz, publishers, launched an online magazine addressing the growth and development of the algae biofuels and co-products industry:
• its influential personalities
• developing technologies
• evolving businesses
• breakthrough products
• important news and timely …

Kentucky Awards a Combined $530,000 to Develop Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Technologies
March 15, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(MFRTech)  Two Kentucky companies have been awarded a combined $530,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund. The state program provides public funds to promising, early-stage Kentucky companies developing and commercializing alternative fuels …

Review of the Potential for Biofuels in Aviation
March 15, 2010 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by E4Tech (UK Committee on Climate Change)  The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent body which provides advice to (UK) Government on defining and setting carbon budgets, and on wider climate change issues. …

ASABE Revises Biodiesel Fuel Testing Standard
March 15, 2010 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for testing biodiesel fuel.  ASAE EP552.1, Reporting of Fuel Properties when Testing Diesel Engines with Alternative Fuels Derived from Plant Oils and …

Harvard’s Nano Sized “Lab in a Pocket” Could Speed Discovery of New Biofuels
March 15, 2010 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica.com)  Leave it to Harvard University to invent an entire laboratory the size of an iPod nano.  The device, which actually is slightly smaller than an iPod nano, makes it possible to …

Brazil’s Petrobras to Double Production at Its Biggest Biodiesel Unit
March 15, 2010 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(MacauHub)  Brazilian state oil company Petrobras said Monday it would invest 66 million reals to double production at the country’s biggest biodiesel factory.
The investment will make it possible to increase production at the Candeias unit …

Canada Invests C$80 Mln in Quebec Biofuel Plant
March 15, 2010 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Reuters) Canada will invest nearly C$80 million ($77 million) to expand a Quebec ethanol plant, the government said on Tuesday, as it promotes the use of the grain-based fuel as a substitute to gasoline and …

House GOP to Launch Another Salvo at EPA Emission Rules
March 15, 2010 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(New York Times)  House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and other key Republicans plan to unveil a formal resolution that would effectively veto EPA’s “endangerment” finding. That determination, issued last December, finds that greenhouse …

Groups Challenge EPA on Greenhouse Finding
March 15, 2010 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Light and Medium Truck (Transport Topics Online) A group including motor carriers, businesses, several members of Congress and a conservative public interest legal foundation has filed a lawsuit in federal appeals court challenging the …

Dyson Racing Expected to Run Cutting-Edge Alternative Fuel in No. 16 Lola-Mazda
March 14, 2010 – 3:50 pm | One Comment

by John Dagys (SpeedTV.com)  Following a two-race trial last year, biobutanol has become an approved fuel choice for LMP teams in the American Le Mans Series, IMSA confirmed late Thursday. The cutting-edge alternative fuel, developed …

ARPA-E(mpty): Fantastic Program, Not Enough Money
March 11, 2010 – 6:28 pm | One Comment

by David J. Leeds (GreentechMedia) After sitting through presentations from a “who’s who” of the energy world these past two days at the DOE’s inaugural ARPA-E Innovation Summit, any one of the more than 1,700 individuals …

Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol to Power IZOD IndyCar Series in 2010
March 11, 2010 – 6:00 pm | One Comment

Brazilian sugarcane industry association UNICA announced this afternoon it has renewed its fuel supply agreement for the second year with the Indy Racing League (IRL) for the majority of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
 
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Improved Biomass Deconstruction Technologies Will Speed the Use of Non-Food Feedstocks as a Source of Cost-Effective, Infrastructure-Compatible Renewable Biofuels
March 11, 2010 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

Virent Energy Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a $33.8 million grant to the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC). The NABC …

Honeywell’s UOP Awarded Funding for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Reuse Through Algae Growth and Biofuel Production
March 11, 2010 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

UOP, a Honeywell ( HON) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to demonstrate technology to capture carbon dioxide and …

University of Queensland Institute Ignites Plans for Jet Biofuel
March 11, 2010 – 3:55 pm | One Comment

(Queensland Business Review)  The University of Queensland (UQ) has entered into a new agreement with an American alternative energy company to turn Queensland sugar cane into jet biofuel.
Researchers from UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering & …

Bye Energy Launches “The Green Flight Project”
March 11, 2010 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

Bye Energy, Inc., an integrator of alternative energy and renewable fuel technologies for business and general aviation aircraft, is launching “The Green Flight Project”  to enhance the development of an electric and electric-hybrid propulsion system …

Flying High on Algae?
March 11, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(TodayOnline) Can algae oil be viably converted to kerosene for jet fuel that might one day power the world’s aircraft? This is something a new 12-month collaboration between A*Star’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences …

$200M Refinery to Convert Wood Products into Fuel, Electricity
March 11, 2010 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(Nashville Business Journal)  Another green energy company is coming to Tennessee, but this one doesn’t have anything to do with solar power, unless you count photosynthesis.
Hawaii-based ClearFuels Technology has agreed to partner with Hughes Hardwood …

Jet Stream: Biofuels Digest Special Report on Aviation Biofuels
March 11, 2010 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If 2009 brought us the “summer of Algae”, 2010 is certainly looking to usher in “Jet Spring,” with a series of stunning developments in the commercialization of aviation biofuels — …

University of Florida Breaks Ground on Taylor Ethanol Plant
March 9, 2010 – 7:21 am | No Comment

by Nathan Crabbe (Gainsville Sun)  The farms and forests of the state could be providing more fuel for its vehicles in the future if a new University of Florida plant is a success.

UF officials held …