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Obama’s Electric-Car Cult
October 31, 2010 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Charles Lane (The Washington Post)  …The pitch is lyrical, almost religious. It asks consumers to make an economic and technological leap of faith – just as both GM and the firm’s biggest backer, the …

Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain
October 29, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment
Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain

Biofuel industry faces new challenges in both technology and regulation side in order to balance the production and the climate change. Global biofuel production is starting to become a top priority for everybody and has …

New Reports Reinforce Need to Expand Biofuel Production
October 29, 2010 – 9:18 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen  (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  Given the latest news from two government reports, we need to start changing the “drill baby drill” chant to “distill baby distill.” One study, from the Department of Energy’s …

Until Regulations Are Finalized, Retailers Should Limit E-15 to FFVs
October 29, 2010 – 9:06 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, PMAA and RFA joined forces to urge their members to limit E-15 sales to Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) until regulations governing the fuel are finalized and implemented. The following is the …

The Future of Biofuels: The Post-Alcohol World
October 29, 2010 – 8:52 am | No Comment

(The Economist)  Biofuels are back. This time they might even work.

MAKE something people want to buy at a price they can afford. Hardly a revolutionary business strategy, but one that the American biofuels industry has, to …

Building Bioenergy-Savvy Educators
October 28, 2010 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

By Linda Brozyna (Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center)  For most, the ideal summer vacation does not include donning lab goggles, performing hands on field research or analyzing data. The teachers who participated in the 2010 Great Lakes …

BioBased Chemicals Europe: Building the Value Chain February 8-10 2011 Milan, Italy
October 28, 2010 – 2:33 pm | No Comment
BioBased Chemicals Europe: Building the Value Chain February 8-10 2011 Milan, Italy

BioBased Chemicals Europe: Building the Value Chain will be the first event in Europe to systematically frame the formative industry from a complete value chain perspective. This event will present a comprehensive view with the …

Penn State Bioenergy Shortcourse Series: Cellulosic Supply Chains November 11 State College, PA
October 28, 2010 – 12:03 pm | No Comment
Penn State Bioenergy Shortcourse Series: Cellulosic Supply Chains November 11 State College, PA

Penn State’s Biomass Energy Center sponsors this annual series of advanced short course training opportunities for emerging bioenergy topics.  National and international experts in biomass energy are brought together to deliver the latest developments in …

Free Trade in Asian Palm Biofuels takes Baby Steps Forward, but Maybe It Shouldn’t Have
October 28, 2010 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …On the one hand, the EU position to allow import of uncertified Malaysian palm biodiesel, but withhold EU subsidies, is not clear or comprehensive enough. On the Asian side, …

Malaysian Palm Oil Products Not Affected by EU RED
October 28, 2010 – 10:04 am | No Comment

(The Star)  The European Union Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) and its sustainability criteria will not affect Malaysia’s palm oil exports to the EU market for consumer products like food, cosmetics and detergents, according to ambassador …

Cane Ethanol Leader Brazil Considers Using Corn
October 28, 2010 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Peter Murphy (Reuters)  Sugar cane ethanol pioneer Brazil, which touts the efficiency and environmental qualities of its biofuel, could soon begin making it from less-efficient corn to soak up excess grains in remote areas.

The combined …

Gen. Wesley K. Clark says Ethanol Key to Fixing Economy, National Security
October 28, 2010 – 8:22 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  For the November/December issue of Washington Monthly magazine, Growth Energy Co-Chair General Wesley K. Clark wrote an in-depth examination of the costs of our nation’s addiction to foreign oil, and the opportunity for ethanol …

Obama’s Riding the (Cellulosic) Ethanol Pony—Here’s Why He Should Buck the Trend
October 28, 2010 – 8:15 am | No Comment

by Tom Philpott  (Gist)  …Not surprisingly, according to a Reuters account of Vilsack’s speech, the USDA chief barely mentioned corn ethanol. Instead, he fixated on “assistance, from field to filling station, to bring next-generation biofuels …

Reality Check for ‘Miracle’ Biofuel Crop
October 28, 2010 – 8:04 am | No Comment

by Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku (SciDev)  It sounds too good to be true: a biofuel crop that grows on semi-arid lands and degraded soils, replaces fossil fuels in developing countries and brings huge injections of cash …

The Algae Bears Give Their Growl
October 28, 2010 – 7:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Pike Research released a report projecting the growth of algal fuel production to only 61 million gallons per year by 2020. Interestingly, the Pike Group projected an overall value of $1.3 …

Audi A3 TDI® Performs Flawlessly in First-Ever Extended Drive on RenDiesel® Synthetic Fuel
October 28, 2010 – 7:13 am | No Comment

(Rentech, Inc.)  

‘Eureka! Diesel Drives the Future’ drive raised awareness with California political leaders, consumers on 1,000-mile drive
The journey was a crowning moment for the Audi A3 TDI as the ‘2010 Green Car of the Year®’
Two …

U.S. Biofuels Exchange Announces Opening in Colorado
October 28, 2010 – 6:39 am | No Comment

(US Biofuels Exchange)  The US Biofuels Exchange, “the US-BX”, has opened today for live Ethanol and Biodiesel trading and will offer free trading on all listings posted before January 1, 2011.

The US-BX’s proprietary “two-sided” trading …

Feedstock Interface :Uniform Format Design and Deployable Process Demonstration Unit
October 27, 2010 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Christopher Wright (Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory)  Dr. Wright’s presentation describes his current project on the creation of a mobile unit to preprocess bales of cellulosic feedstock into a form that can be utilized by …

Feedstock Interface: Desirable Wood Properties for Biofuels Production
October 27, 2010 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Theodore Wegner (Assistant Director, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service)  Dr. Wegner begins with an interesting profile of the demand for advanced biofuels, and the different pathways to produce biofuels from cellulosic …

Feedstock-Conversion Interface Projects – Connecting Feedstock Resources to Conversion Processes
October 27, 2010 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Dr. J. Richard Hess (Biomass Program Technology Manager, Idaho National Laboratory)  Dr. Hess details the biomass attributes that impact the nature of and cost of feedstock preparation, biochemical conversion, and thermochemcal conversion, along with general …

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives –Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Biomass Feedstock
October 27, 2010 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Barbara Wells (President and Chief Executive Officer, Arborgen)  Arborgen is an industry leader in tree production and  improvement, and is well situated in the market to meet the heightened demand for woody biomass to …

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives — Ceres, the Energy Crop Company
October 27, 2010 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

Anna Rath (Vice President of Commercial Development, Ceres, Inc.)  Ceres is a seed company that uses advanced biotechnology to develop and distribute energy crop seeds. Rath discusses reasons for their commercial development being slower than planned, …

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives –Miscanthus Commercial Varieties and their Production
October 27, 2010 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Neal Gutterson (President and Chief Executive Officer, Mendel Biotechnologies, Inc.)  Dr. Gutterson details the activities of Mendel Biotechnologies relevant to the advanced biofuels business space. Mendel developed Miscanthus x giganteus, a custom, sterile, weed-resistant variation …

Feedstock Logistics: Business Modeling/Planning for Commercial Algae Production
October 27, 2010 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Miles Palmer (Founder, Palmer Labs)  Dr. Palmer analyzes the capital and operating expenses for commercial algae production, with a variety of considerations. His analysis shows facilities larger than 400 acres can be profitable, with high …

Feedstock Logistics: Development of a Harvesting System for Short Rotation Willow and Hybrid Poplar Biomass Crops
October 27, 2010 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Timothy Volk (Research Associate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)   Dr. Volk proposes a cycle for growing and harvesting willow trees for use in advanced biofuel production. The amount of usable biomass per acre …

Feedstock Logistics: Demonstration of a Large-Scale Integrated Switchgrass Supply Chain
October 27, 2010 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Kelly Tiller (President and Chief Executive Officer, Genera Energy, LLC)  Dr. Tiller details the large commitment the state of Tennessee has made to biofuels research. Genera Energy, a research firm owned by the University of …

Feedstock Logistics: Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions
October 27, 2010 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Matousek (Manager of Plant and Harvesting Research and Development, Agco Corporation)  Mr. Matousek’s presentation discusses techniques for collecting corn crop residues into solid bales that can be transported to fuel production facilities. He …

What Food v. Fuel Debate?
October 27, 2010 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Dreyer (Renewable Energy World/Growth Energy)  …You have one nutritionist with Tyson Foods speaking about the great value of DDGs (Dried Distillers Grains) as a feed for livestock. And then another expert takes it …

Leading Advanced Biofuel Groups Meet at The White House
October 27, 2010 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Leaders of the advanced biofuel industry personally delivered an important message to the Obama Administration this morning at a White House meeting that included representatives of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Biotechnology Industry …

US Energy Information Administration Indicates Growth in Renewable Energy
October 27, 2010 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(AZO CleanTech)  A recent data released by the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates the growing role of renewable energy sources in the national growth.

…Wind energy has increased its percentage of growth by …

Stickwitu: Promise Rings, Partnerships in Advanced Bioenergy Grow in Size, Complexity
October 27, 2010 – 8:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …for several years we have been tracking the growing complexity and size of the partnerships and strategic investments in bioenergy, as the industry inches towards the commercialization of advanced biofuels.

It …

Spring Groundbreaking Eyed for Ethanol Plant
October 27, 2010 – 8:22 am | No Comment

by Scott Gilbert (WITF)  The Lancaster County developers behind a proposed ethanol plant hope to break ground in about six months.

…The facility will generate ethanol using second generation beets with high sugar content, most of …

Woodland Park Firm Hosts renewable Energy Summit
October 27, 2010 – 8:15 am | No Comment

by Andrew Wineke  (Colorado Springs Gazette)  There’s not a lot of corn in Teller County, but that isn’t stopping Sturman Industries from bringing together the top minds in the ethanol industry for a two-day technology summit …

University of Hawaii’s New Center Should Aid Renewables
October 27, 2010 – 8:01 am | No Comment

by Sophie Cocke (Pacific Business News)  Monday’s grand opening of the Center for Microbial Oceanography at the University of Hawaii Manoa could work in tandem with the state’s push towards renewable energy.

Microbial oceanography, an emerging sub-discipline …

iDiverse Modifies Yeast to Excel under Stress
October 27, 2010 – 7:55 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Using a proprietary gene construct, California-based iDiverse has successfully modified yeast to be highly resistant to a number of lethal stresses normally encountered in the bioproduction of fuel …

Guest Column: Give Farmers Credit Due for Conservation
October 27, 2010 – 7:49 am | No Comment

Dean Taylor (Des Moines Register/Iowa Corn Growers Association)  …Iowa farmers have made measurable progress in conservation and water quality. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, farmers’ use of nitrogen and phosphorus per bushel has …

Ethanol and Gasoline Prices
October 27, 2010 – 7:36 am | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol prices have strengthened over the past several months in response to higher corn prices and growing ethanol demand. Some have attempted to single out the escalation in ethanol prices …

Natural vs. Synthetic Flocculents
October 26, 2010 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Ed Laurent (Water & Oil Technologies, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  …In algae production, if synthetic polymers are used to floc the high lipid content algae, and water is recycled back to your algae cultivation area, …

Senator Nelson Wants Tax Break for Algae Biofuel Companies
October 26, 2010 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Eric Staats  (NaplesNews.com) …Today, growing algae to turn into biofuel is serious business, and (US Senator Bill) Nelson wants to give the fledgling industry a tax break.

Nelson, D-Fla., toured the headquarters and research labs of …

Secretary of Agriculture Looks to Expand Local Ethanol Plant’s Efforts Nationwide
October 26, 2010 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Bleau  (MySouthwestGA.com)  …Congressman Sanford Bishop brought Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to tour First United Ethanol and talk about their plan to expand Southwest Georgia’s renewable energy efforts to a national level.

“I’ve been to …

Aloha Delivers First Supply of E85 in Hawaii
October 26, 2010 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(CSP)  Believes new E85 station at Marine base will help pave way for wider use in Islands

Aloha Petroleum Ltd. last week delivered the state’s first supply of E85 fuel (a blend of 85% ethanol and …

USDA Announces Support For 10,000 Ethanol Blender Pumps
October 26, 2010 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Gerson Lehman Group)  … However, this program may not provide enough incentive for retailers to install new pumps that custom blend gasoline with ethanol on site. Retailers would not only have to invest their share of the …

Transportation Managers To Converge on New York
October 26, 2010 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance is hosting a series of training programs nationwide for alternative fuel fleet managers. The next stop on the tour is a free workshop on October 28, …

Swine and Poultry Experts Discuss DDGS Use
October 26, 2010 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …Dr. Phillip Smith, a nutritionist with Tyson Foods, spoke at the recent Export Exchange event sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council about the value of DDGS …

19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 6-10, 2011 Berlin, Germany
October 26, 2010 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition   June 6-10, 2011  Berlin, Germany

The 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place in Berlin Germany (Conference: 6-10 June 2011 – Exhibition: 6-9 June 2011). Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Faulstich, Technische Universität München, Director Science Center Straubing will chair …

How to Get Biofuels Moving Again
October 26, 2010 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Michael Kanellos and Jim Imbler  (Green Tech Media) To help this industry thrive, governments need to develop and implement a strategy that will last decades, argues Zeachem CEO Jim Imbler.

the advanced biofuels industry is determined …

Life Cycle Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for an Ethanol Production Process Based on Blue-Green Algae
October 26, 2010 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Dexin Luo, Zushou Hu, Dong Gu Choi, Valerie M. Thomas, Matthew J. Realff, and Ronald R. Chance (Environmental Science and Technology)  Ethanol can be produced via an intracellular photosynthetic process in cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), excreted …

Material Handling for the Biomass Energy Industry
October 26, 2010 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by John Lukas (Harris Group)   The Achilles heel of many of the new biomass conversion projects, be they for fuel energy or chemicals, will be the material handling portion of these facilities. The projects will utilize …

REVIVAL! Hawai’i Bi-O Style: Elite Squad of Scientists Aim to Boost Hawaii via Bioenergy
October 26, 2010 – 6:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Hawaii is a code word meaning “paradise” not only to sun-starved tourists, but to bioenergy developers. It has all the hallmarks of the “perfect market”.

1. A state that generates no …

Refining Equipment Funding Available in Ohio
October 26, 2010 – 6:42 am | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Advancing Biofuels Beyond the Basics program, run by the Ohio Department of Development, is now accepting applications from biodiesel and ethanol companies seeking funding for refining equipment purchases. With …

Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the Risks and Benefits of Biofuels Development
October 26, 2010 – 6:06 am | No Comment

(United Nations Environment Programme) Water, land use change and invasive species are key factors that must be addressed alongside greenhouse gas cuts

Water could determine the degree to which bioenergy can contribute to combating climate change by …

Is Corn Stover the Next Big Biofuel?
October 25, 2010 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)   If the cobs, stalks and leaves left behind after corn harvest become the next big source for ethanol, the technology to pick up the stover is decidedly old-school.

“A farmer who …

BIO Joins 50+ Ag Groups in Abandoning Leonardo “Sustainability” Talks
October 25, 2010 – 10:39 am | No Comment

(BIO)  Mainstream Agriculture Was Given a “Decidedly Minor Voice”  Representatives from national and regional agriculture, food and feed organizations withdrew en masse this week from the Leonardo Academy’s sustainable agriculture standard setting initiative citing “fatal, …

Chemists Improve Synthesis of Biodiesel
October 25, 2010 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Sahil Luthra  (The Brown Daily Herald)  Two Brown chemists have developed a more efficient way to produce biodiesel from waste vegetable oil.  

Using two catalysts common in organic chemistry, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jason Sello …

Assumptions in the European Union Biofuels Policy: Frictions with Experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique
October 25, 2010 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by David Fig, Jennifer Franco, Lucia Goldfarb. Les Levidow, Mireille Hönicke, Maria Luisa Mendonça  (Transnational Insitute)  

The biofuel project is an agro-industrial development and politically contested policy process where governments increasingly become global actors. European Union …

Biodiesel Catching on with Brazilian Underclass
October 25, 2010 – 9:53 am | No Comment

(Just Means)  The MIT’s IDEAS Competition challenges members of the MIT community to come up with good ideas that make a positive change in the world. One of this years’ winning teams is doing just …

Weyland Look to the Future with the Opening of Their Bioethanol Pilot Plant
October 25, 2010 – 9:00 am | No Comment

(Weyland)  Weyland started production of second generation bioethanol at it’s pilot plant in Bergen, Norway. The plant was formally opened by State Secretary Per Rune Henriksen of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy during an …

Navy Unveils Its ‘Mean, Green Riverine Machine’ in Norfolk
October 25, 2010 – 7:52 am | No Comment

by Bill Sizemore (Virginia-Pilot)  The Navy took a step toward breaking its dependence on petroleum Friday, powering up a boat with fuel derived in part from seaweed.

In a demonstration at Norfolk Naval Station, an experimental boat …

How and Why Did Energy-Producing States Skirt the US Recession?
October 25, 2010 – 7:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new Biofuels Digest report found that states that produced enough energy to meet their internal demand for gasoline maintained growth rates 2.5 times above the national average, and either …

Fernando Alonso Beats Red Bulls Using BioGasoline and Cellulosic Ethanol
October 24, 2010 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) from news reports      The Scuderia Ferrari race team announced last week that it would run its last three races of the Formula One season using a fuel that contains biogasoline …

Australia Biofuel Output Seen Doubling by 2015
October 22, 2010 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Hextall(Reuters)  Australia’s biofuel production is forecast to more than double by 2015 as new capacity is installed and as demand for alternative fuels to gasoline increases, a private consultancy forecast on Wednesday.  READ …

NREL Releases Biomass Mapping Application
October 22, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Runyon  (Renewable Energy World) A mapping application shows where bio-energy facilities are located now and where more could be developed.

With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Blue Skyways Collaborative and DOE’s Biomass …

OriginOil Launches Expert Services Division
October 22, 2010 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  …“For the past three years, hundreds of large companies, entrepreneurs, development agencies and investors have asked for our help in launching their algae programs,” said OriginOil CEO, Riggs Eckelberry. “With our own …

Algal Biomass Organization Applauds Passage of Algae Parity Bill
October 22, 2010 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is praising the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4168, the Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act. ABO specifically recognized Reps. Harry Teague (D-NM), Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), …

Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme November 22-26 Jaipur, India
October 22, 2010 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme November 22-26 Jaipur, India

Introducing the real world of Jatropha and its scientific commercialization for Development of Sustainable Non-Food Jatropha Oil Crop Projects, Programmes and Priorities to Feed Biodiesel Industry Worldwide

This is a must attend Programme as it is
Not …

Science Foundation Arizona and ASU Start Algae R&D Center
October 22, 2010 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) and Arizona State University (ASU) on have announced the creation of a world-class center dedicated to researching and bringing to fruition “green” technologies using algae. The announcement was made …

PSA Peugeot Citroën and FNSEA to Develop Biofuels
October 22, 2010 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(The Engineer)  PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA), France’s largest farmers’ union, are in discussions to jointly develop biofuels.

…FNSEA confirmed that French and other European agricultural resources are sufficient to …

Study Finds Fumigation Ethanol Operation with Diesel Reduces PM and NOx, While Oxidation Catalyst Reduces Resulting Increased CO and HC
October 22, 2010 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress) A study by researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Tianjin University has found that the use of fumigation ethanol in a 4-cylinder diesel decreases NOx, smoke and particulate mass and number …

Illinois College to Develop Biofuels Program
October 22, 2010 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

Erin  Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ina, Ill.-based Rend Lake College has received a $60,835 grant from the USDA to support a three-part biofuels education program, which will include training on farm-based biodiesel production. The program is …

International Paper Weighs Options for Franklin Production
October 22, 2010 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Philip Walzer (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)   International Paper might maintain a presence near Franklin, but the mill won’t make paper anymore.

In the company’s most detailed comments since its paper mill stopped production in April, a spokeswoman said …

EPA Right to Accelerate Auto Ethanol Usage
October 22, 2010 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Nussell (The Washington Times) letter to editor   Tuesday’s Washington Times editorial “Administration caves to Big Corn” (Comment & Analysis) ignores the hidden costs of our addiction to foreign oil and what moving to higher …

Ford College Community Challenge Grants
October 22, 2010 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Ford) Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected as one of the 2010 winners of the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) and the recipient of a $50,000 grant to develop a student-led community project focused …

Disputes Lurk behind Biofuel Projects — Study
October 22, 2010 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(The Citizen Reporter)  Tanzania urgently needs to put in place a policy framework to guide biofuel crops production and stave off the danger of serious food shortages in communities around biofuel plantations, a new study has …

Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022
October 22, 2010 – 8:23 am | No Comment

by Mark Gehlhar, Ashley Winston, and Agapi Somwaru   (USDA Economic Research Service)   Achieving greater energy security by reducing dependence on foreign petroleum is a goal of U.S. energy policy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of …

Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Biofuels as Prepared for Delivery at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
October 22, 2010 – 8:10 am | No Comment

(EIN News/USDA)   …USDA announced assistance under the Recovery Act for 334 broadband expansions designed to reach more than 6 million people and 250,000 businesses in rural and remote areas.

…By launching the USDA led effort “Know …

New Oil Reports Breakthrough in Processing Algae for Fuel without Dewatering
October 22, 2010 – 8:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Louisiana, New Oil Resources announced that it has developed a process that uses hot, pressurized water to treat the biomass in a process commonly referred to as hydrothermal liquifaction or …

Vilsack Announces Funding for 5 New Biorefineries, FAA Partnership, among Major New Bioenergy Measures
October 22, 2010 – 7:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “Today, I am directing the Rural Development mission area of USDA within 60 days to announce funding under the current Biorefinery Assistance Program for the construction (to commence in …

Biofuels Done Right: Land Efficient Animal Feeds Enable Large Environmental and Energy Benefits
October 21, 2010 – 9:32 am | No Comment

by Bruce E. Dale, Bryan D. Bals, Seungdo Kim and Pragnya Eranki (Biomass Conversion Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Michigan State University)    There is an …

Dept. of Energy Researchers: ILUC Impact “Minimal to Zero”
October 21, 2010 – 8:58 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The unproven notion that expanded U.S. ethanol production means new acres around the world must be brought into cultivation is taking another blow.  In  a soon-to-be published paper,  researchers at the Department …

Biofuels Boon Means Big Opportunities for Big Sky Country November 16 Butte, MT
October 21, 2010 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Biofuels Boon Means Big Opportunities for Big Sky Country November 16 Butte, MT

The Montana Ener-Tech Alliance will present its first event on Tuesday, November 16 at 3:30PM at Front Street Station in Butte.  Margaret McCormick, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of Seattle-based Targeted Growth, Inc. will speak about …

Verenium Announces Regulatory Approval for Purifine(R) PLC in China
October 21, 2010 – 8:29 am | No Comment

(Verenium)  Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance enzyme solutions, today announced that Purifine(R) PLC, the Company’s novel enzyme specifically developed for the edible oil industry, has received all necessary Chinese …

Board of Australian Renewable Fuels Announces Biodiesel “Take or Pay” Arrangement
October 21, 2010 – 8:24 am | No Comment

(Australian Renewable Fuels Ltd.)  The Board of Australian Renewable Fuels (ASX:ARW) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been concluded for the production by the Company of at least 30 million litres of biodiesel …

Boeing to Test China Biofuel
October 21, 2010 – 8:12 am | No Comment

(Chicago Breaking Business/Dow Jones Newswire)  Boeing Co., in cooperation with Air China Ltd. and others, plans to test a commercial-jet biofuel in China produced from a locally grown plant by the middle of 2011-part of an …

OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry on CA Prop. 23
October 21, 2010 – 7:45 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  California’s clean energy initiatives and businesses are at a crossroads, pending the outcome of Proposition 23 on the November ballot. Should the proposition succeed, it would suspend California’s 2006 history-making …

U.S. Military Plan: Get Off Oil By 2040
October 20, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Bill Moore (Reuters/EV World)  In September, the Center for New American Security (CNAS) issued a 36-page study entitled Fueling the Future Force: Preparing the Department of Defense for a Post-Petroleum Era (PDF).

…Why the urgency …

Ethanol Producers Value DDGs Exports
October 20, 2010 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …“For every three bushels of corn that comes in, you get a bushel of DDG out, and what we sell that DDG for helps us to create a revenue stream so …

Biofuels Only Partly to Blame for High Food Prices
October 20, 2010 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  * Biofuel demand, tight supplies supporting corn prices  * Corn rising to 2008 levels rekindles food vs fuel debate

…But this month’s corn market rally to highs near $6 per bushel was driven more by the …

LakeMaster to Co-locate at Northern Biodiesel Refinery
October 20, 2010 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, of Rochester, NY, has announced a move to co-locate in space within the refinery of Northern Biodiesel, Inc. in Ontario, NY. LakeMaster will produce lipid oil made from algae as a …

What Do Next-Gen Biofuel Companies Offer the Biotech Investor ?
October 20, 2010 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by John Hamer (Biofuels Digest/Burrill & Co.)  One might ask, “What do next-gen biofuel companies offer the biotech investor ?”

1. Well known products. … Biotech’s make high risk products…

2. Early revenue and earlier profits.  …biotech drug development …

Argentine Researchers Find Major Flaws in US EPA’s Indirect Land Use Change Methodology
October 20, 2010 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Argentina, researchers from INTA, analyzing the assumptions of the US EPA’s indirect land use change models, concluded that “•    Significant errors have been verified in the determination of the …

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Reduce the Potential for Misfueling
October 20, 2010 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

(EPA)  EPA is concurrently proposing a regulatory program to promote the successful introduction of E15 into commerce by ensuring that E15 is used in approved motor vehicles and reducing the potential for the misfueling of E15 …

New Processing Plant for Biofuel Firm
October 20, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(EADT24)  Green energy company Living Fuels has launched a new processing facility to help it meet growing demand.

The East Anglia-based firm, which collects used cooking oil from more than 270 recycling centres across the country and …

Microbubbles to Make Biofuel Plants More Economic
October 20, 2010 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(The Engineer)  A University of Sheffield researcher has won national recognition for the development of a ’microbubble device’ that promises to make the production of biofuels much more energy efficient.

…This new method consumes much less …

Virent Biogasoline Blended by Shell into Scuderia Ferrari Race Fuel at South Korea Grand Prix
October 20, 2010 – 8:25 am | No Comment

(Virent)  Virent’s biogasoline has been blended into fuel supplied by Shell to Scuderia Ferrari for the last three races of the 2010 Formula One championship .

Virent Energy Systems, Inc. announced October 19, 2010, that Scuderia Ferrari will …

Global Consultations on Cassava as Bio-Fuel Open
October 20, 2010 – 8:12 am | No Comment

(Ghana News Agency)  Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Monday noted that the commercial cultivation of cassava as an alternative source of bio-energy, would not compromise Ghana’s agricultural lands or threaten its …

Railway in Hyogo Unveils Biodiesel-Fueled Train
October 20, 2010 – 8:10 am | No Comment

(The Japan Times)  Japan’s first train to run on biodiesel fuel, in this case refined edible oil, has taken to the tracks in Hyogo Prefecture.
Hojo Railway Co., a third-sector entity financed by the city of …

New Math: Will E15 Rules, Biomass Supply Barriers Frustrate Biofuels’ Best Intentions
October 20, 2010 – 7:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In the long term, major oil companies like Shell and ExxonMobil see global transition in the 30-40 percent range by 2050. That may sound like small potatoes. Voters, project developers, and …

Algenol Biofuels Opens State-of-the-Art Labs in Lee County, Florida
October 19, 2010 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! Finance/PR Newswire) U.S. Rep. Connie Mack and Lee County Commissioners Tammy Hall and Ray Judah join in celebrating new advanced research labs and integrated biorefinery that will diversify local economy and create clean energy jobs

Algenol …

E15: Avoiding Liability & Ensuring November 9 2:30-4:00 Webinar
October 19, 2010 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
E15: Avoiding Liability & Ensuring November 9 2:30-4:00 Webinar

EPA’s decision to okay 15% ethanol blends in newer model vehicles is the biggest change in fuel reformulation in the past five years!

Questions and concerns about liability, motor vehicle operability and regulatory compliance are mounting …

Brazilian Scientists Turning Nation into an Agro-Power
October 19, 2010 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

By Juan Forero (The Washington Post)  …Once seen as a wasteland, the Cerrado is now the motor of an agro-industry so potent that Brazil threatens to surpass the United States as breadbasket to the world. …

Plant to Produce Biodiesel by Months End
October 19, 2010 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Inderia Saunders (The Nassau Guardian)  The production of biodiesel at the Bahamas Waste plant set to start by the end of this month.

State Minister for Utilities Phenton Neymour said the move will mean real progress …

South Africa Could Face Blackouts again Next Year: MaNoa
October 19, 2010 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Times Live) … She (MaNoa director Esmé Bluff) says although it’s not feasible for everyone, first prize is to get off the grid as much as possible – which is not as expensive or tricky as it …

Quangos Working on Renewable Energy No Longer a ‘Priority’
October 19, 2010 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington and James Randerson (The Guardian)  Renewables Advisory Board and Office for Renewable Energy Deployment among bodies axed

Two renewable energy quangos have been axed, with a leaked letter describing the function delivered by one …

Found in the 1978 Archives: President Thanks NASCAR for Converting to E-15 “Gasohol”
October 18, 2010 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Just looking into the deep recesses of emails and found this:

October 16, 1978

Office of the President, Washington DC 

On behalf of the American public I’d like to congratulate NASCAR …

Cellodextrin Transport in Yeast for Improved Biofuel Production
October 18, 2010 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan M. Galazka,  Chaoguang Tian,  William T. Beeson, Bruno Martinez, N. Louise Glass, Jamie H. D. Cate    (Science) Fungal degradation of plant biomass may provide insights for improving cellulosic biofuel production. We show that the …

Arkansas Receives $20M to Study Renewable Energy
October 18, 2010 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(AP/Bloomberg Businessweek)  The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has received a $20 million grant to study renewable energy.

The five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will be bolstered by $4 million in matching funds from the …

Development of Technology to Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae
October 18, 2010 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(FIS Worldnews)   A new project, which is financially supported by the Chilean government, will promote the diversification of energy through the production of biofuels from microalgae.

The main objective of the initiative is to develop algae …

Fishing Company Begins Cultivating Algae for Biofuel
October 18, 2010 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Analia Murias  (FIS Worldnews)   Pesquera San José plans to produce biofuels from brown algae (Macrocystis pyrifera), better known as huiro.

With this objective in mind, the company is now co-developing the InnovaChile project BAL Biofuels, a consortium …

Study: Miscanthus Guzzles More Water Than Corn but Soaks Up More Nitrates Too
October 18, 2010 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Song (Solve Climate News)  Research emerging from the University of Illinois paints an ambiguous picture of the grass’s biofuel potential.

Miscanthus, a potential bioufuel crop, uses more water than corn or soybeans but is better …

Nebraska Universities Win $20M Research Grant
October 18, 2010 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(AP/Bloomberg Business Week)  Several Nebraska universities will share a $20 million grant to develop new research focused on algae and nanotechnology, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced Monday.

Part of the five-year National Science Foundation grant will help …

Canada Probes the Frontiers of Biofuel
October 18, 2010 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Crystal Luxmore  (Renewable Energy World)  Four enterprising Canadian firms have joined the race to replace fossil fuels with affordable and planet-friendly second-generation bio alternatives.

Despite decades of work, most next-generation biofuels — made from materials …

Predicting Algal Lipid Content Using NIR Spectroscopy
October 18, 2010 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Lieve Laurens, Ed Wolfrum, and Al Darzins  (NREL/Algae Industry Magazine)  At NREL’s National Bioenergy Center, we are working towards developing a new method for estimating the oil or lipid content and chemical composition in a …

Biofuel Ready for Commercial-Scale Production
October 18, 2010 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Natasha Odendaal  (Engineering News)  Process technology supplier Honeywell UOP is ready to move its green jet fuel into commercial-scale production within the next two or three years, and has started the certification and licensing processes.

The …

AltAir Fuels May Fly You on Biofuel Sooner than You Think
October 18, 2010 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Santjer   (Puget Sound Business Journal)  …Seattle-based AltAir Fuels, which received a $2 million federal stimulus grant this year, plans to begin construction next year on a jet biofuel plant in Anacortes, with production slated …

US Fuel Convoys Under Attack, Amplifies Call for Renewable Energy
October 18, 2010 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ 8th) came out in support of bipartisan leaders of the House Armed Services Committee for urging Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates to study new ways of reducing …

The Marines Go Green
October 18, 2010 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Fred Kaplan (Slate) How the military’s shift to renewable fuel could lower the entire nation’s energy costs.

 …The Navy is also experimenting with fuel made from algae. And the Air Force is planning to convert its …

Syracuse University Partners with Arden-Fox to Support the Advancement of Department of Defense’s Net Zero Energy Initiative
October 18, 2010 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  Syracuse partnership substitutes petroleum diesel with biodiesel

Syracuse University today announced a partnership to advance the use of biofuels by the U.S. armed forces as an alternative energy source.  The effort involves entrepreneurs John …

Green Technology Leadership Group’s No on Prop 23 Premiers Video Short October 19 Sacramento, CA
October 18, 2010 – 10:58 am | No Comment
Green Technology Leadership Group’s No on Prop 23 Premiers Video Short October 19 Sacramento, CA

From 7:00-9:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at The Park in Sacramento, the Green Technology Leadership Group, No on Prop 23 Campaign is premiering an action video short, “Don’t Bully California,” featuring actor-activist David …

Pennsylvania Bill Would Establish New Biodiesel Fee
October 18, 2010 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (BioDiesel Magazine)  Legislation currently pending in Pennsylvania could negatively impact the state’s biodiesel industry. On Oct. 6, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted an amendment, SB 901, which seeks to impose a …

Giant Sweet Potato May Be Viable Ethanol Feedstock
October 18, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Letterman was doing a special featuring giant vegetables and North Charleston native and horticulturalist, Janice Ryan-Bohac, was selected to showcase her 15 pound sweet potato. She did, only she threw a few …

Danville Center Aims to Grow Biofuel Industry
October 18, 2010 – 10:31 am | No Comment

(GoDanRiver.com)  …On Friday, state and local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of SEnTeC — a research and development facility that would commercialize bio-energy projects for the region through contract research, developing licensed technologies or creating spin-off …

Cellulosic Producers Advance Projects
October 18, 2010 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producers Magazine)  Recent activities in the cellulosic ethanol industry have shown that while financing continues to be a major hurdle, technological advancements continue to be made and companies are beginning to …

Is the RFS Broken?
October 18, 2010 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There’s a growing consensus among the budding cellulosic ethanol community that the renewable fuels standard (RFS) is not doing its job. Enacted in 2005 and amended in 2007, the …

Poll: Strong Support for Renewable Energy, as Long as It doesn’t Cost Much
October 18, 2010 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Darren Goode (The Hill)  There is strong support for using wind farms and other sources of renewable energy in the U.S. and the largest European countries but little appetite for paying much for it, …

Gas Oil Users Warned to Check for Biodiesel Presence
October 18, 2010 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Dennis Flower (H&V News)  Users of gas oil should prepare for the inclusion of biodiesel following changes in line with new European Directives for Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality, ICOM Energy Association has warned. 
The new …

Petrobras and Novozymes Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol
October 18, 2010 – 8:47 am | No Comment

(Novozymes) Petrobras and Novozymes have entered an agreement to develop a new route to produce second generation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse. The agreement covers the development of enzymes and production processes to produce second generation lignocellulosic …

Maverick Biofuels Plans to Build Pilot Biorefinery in North Carolina
October 18, 2010 – 8:41 am | No Comment

(Maverick Biofuels)  Maverick Biofuels, a second-generation biofuels company, October 12, 2010, announced that it is planning to build a pilot scale biorefinery to produce mixed-alcohol biofuels from biomass and municipal solid waste. With 85% of the …

Griffith Trash Pact 60 Percent Higher than Ethanol Plant Fee
October 18, 2010 – 8:18 am | No Comment

by Diane Krieger Spivak  (Post-Tribune)  If the town approves any of three recently opened trash hauling bids, residents here would likely pay 60 percent more to have their trash taken to a landfill than to a …

INEOS Bio Secures Key Permits for BioEnergy Center in Florida
October 18, 2010 – 8:06 am | No Comment

(INEOS Bio)  INEOS Bio’s first commercial project in the United States has secured key permits to build its waste to bioenergy facility in Indian River County, Florida. The INEOS Bio joint venture has obtained its …

National Algae Association Looking to Fast-Track Commercialization
October 16, 2010 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The National Algae Association’s (NAA) collective of producers, researchers, technologists, engineering and equipment manufacturers have developed preliminary designs for a 100-acre commercial-scale algae production system and have identified the majority of the CAPEX …

NASCAR Moving to Ethanol Fuel Mix for ’11
October 16, 2010 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(NASCAR)  NASCAR announced Saturday it will race with E15 fuel in its three national touring series in 2011. Sunoco Green E15 is a 15-percent ethanol blend using American-made ethanol from corn grown by American farmers.

“NASCAR is …

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 28-March 2 National Harbor, MD
October 15, 2010 – 4:46 pm | No Comment
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 28-March 2 National Harbor, MD

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 will convene the key players in the nation’s energy innovation community to spur the networks that will bring about the next Industrial Revolution in clean energy technologies, in the …

Compact Contractors for America Developing Powdered Algae as Jet Fuel
October 15, 2010 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Tamra Fakhoorian  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Recent press about the seemingly novel concept of powdered algae as a jet engine fuel has raised eyebrows in the airline industry, and among competing algae processing technologies. However, Robert …

Could “Putting the Cow Inside the Plant” Make a New Biofuel?
October 15, 2010 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(Reuters) The Next Big Thing in biofuel might involve genetically engineered plants that digest themselves, making it cheaper to turn them into fuel. That’s one of the new ideas that Arun Majumdar finds fascinating. As …

Dow Chemical Mulls Energy Field Stake
October 15, 2010 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Ernest Scheyder  (Reuters)   …Dow, the largest U.S. chemical producer, consumes about 1 million barrels of oil and natural gas equivalents per day. The company is also doing research on several different kinds of alternative, …

Helios Scientific Looks to Bridge Gap with Cellulosic Ethanol at Curwensville Facility
October 15, 2010 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by Aaron T. Evans (Gant Daily)  During a press conference on Thursday, Helios Scientific announced the launch of its cellulosic ethanol project in Curwensville.

…Polite said the Curwensville facility will use cutting-edge technology to turn cellulose into …

The Massive Potential of U.S. Biofuels
October 15, 2010 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Al Fin (OilPrice.com)  …Up until now, most people analysing US biofuels potential have failed to look at a realistic and integrated system of fuels and food. In real life — unlike a typical computer …

Kuwaiti Company Inaugurates First Green Fuel Station in Sweden
October 15, 2010 – 9:16 am | No Comment

(Zawya.com)   Kuwaiti Petroleum International saidMonday it inaugurated the first station for ED95 environment-friendly fuel in Sweden.

The company’s public relations and services director Adnan Al-Qallaf told KUNA (Kuwait News Agency) that the International Diesel Service (IDS) …

Brazil Set to Assist Tanzania Survey Biofuel Farming Areas
October 15, 2010 – 9:05 am | No Comment

by Beatrice Philamon (IPP Media)  Tanzanian and Brazilian experts are expected to carry out a countrywide survey to identify and propose strategic areas that would be allocated for biofuel farming.

“Our intention is to have special areas …

Global Bioenergies Reaches Milestone
October 15, 2010 – 8:55 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A producer of hydrocarbons from renewable resources, Global Bioenergies has reached a key milestone in the development of its process for the transformation of renewable resources into gaseous isobutene.

According to Marc Delcourt, the …

San Diego Biofuels Company Lands $1.8M Grant
October 15, 2010 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Onell R. Soto (Sign On San Diego) Pearson Fuels is working on infrastructure to make it easier and cheaper to distribute biodiesel.

San Diego-based Pearson Fuels has landed a $1.8 million state grant to help put …

Terrabon: Accelerating Commercialization of Drop-In Fuels, Waste-to-Energy
October 15, 2010 – 8:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  (T)he Digest spent time this week with Gary Luce, CEO of Terrabon, whose advanced biofuels technology converts MSW and other residues into drop-in biogasoline, renewable diesel and jet fuel.

The company, which …

RVers Outpace Military In Fuel Cell Use
October 14, 2010 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Bill Sweetman (Aviation Week)  Fuel-cell manufacturer SFC of Germany has rolled out a new product in its line of methanol-air electrochemical cells, a system designed to provide secondary power to military vehicles – for …

Why Is China Still Hoarding Its Rare Earths?
October 14, 2010 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Steve LeVine  (Foreign Policy)  …China’s ban on the export of the 17 so-called rare-earth metals — indispensible as of now in the manufacture of high-tech products like wind turbines, advanced batteries and flat-screen TVs …

Opportunity for Students to Win Scholarship to Attend National Ethanol Conference
October 14, 2010 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Educating America’s students about America’s number one alternative fuel is an important step in working toward an oil dependent-free future. The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are …

My Word | Boaters: Don’t Fault Corn
October 14, 2010 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Susac (Orlando Sentinel)  …Older boat motors and fuel systems were not designed for ethanol use. But, ethanol-blended fuels can still be successful in marine applications.

…So, what’s a boater to do?Check the owner’s manual …

Algae Power Reaches for the Sky
October 14, 2010 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Catriona Davies (CNN)   Air travel could be powered from vast seas of algae growing close to airports within four years, according to researchers and airlines hoping to find a green future for aviation.Industry giants including …

Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel Virtual Conference
October 14, 2010 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

The Sept. 28 Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel virtual conference was a huge success! Presentations are now available online.

Participants learned the latest on exciting new biodiesel research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on storage …

Folks Pumped up over Ethanol Fuel
October 14, 2010 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Alyssa Sunkin  (Times Herald-Record)  One of the brand-new gas pumps at the 84 Quik Stop on Route 17M in New Hampton just isn’t like the others.

The pump is painted a vibrant yellow, but the difference isn’t …

Export Exchange Conference Zeros in on Supply
October 14, 2010 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  U.S. farmers will continue to produce an abundance of food and feed for both the domestic and international markets. This was an often repeated message at the Export Exchange, …