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Gevo Partners with Petrochem Firm to Build Demo Biorefinery
July 30, 2011 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver  (Biorefining Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has partnered with a Texas-based petrochemical company to build a demonstration hydrocarbon processing plant in Silsbee, Texas. South Hampton Resources, a subsidiary of Arabian American Development Co., will …

House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment Hearing: Hitting the Ethanol Blend Wall – Examining the Science on E15; Testimony of W. Steven Burke ∙ President and CEO, Biofuels Center of North Carolina
July 30, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

W. Steven Burke  (Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  …America will continue to seek more augmentation of petroleum-based fuels and thus needs new models to gain large amounts of liquid fuel from sources other than corn in …

Nine-Lab Consortium Positive about Micro-Algae as Source of Bio-Fuel
July 30, 2011 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Adam Halliday (Indian Express)  …As plantations for bio-fuel increasingly nudge out plantations for food, a joint project by nine Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories may be heading towards a solution that …

Malaysia: Producing Biofuel from Algae
July 30, 2011 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Marilyn Tenn in the Borneo Post talks about biotechnologists and researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, in Sarawak, Malaysia pooling their expertise to meet the challenge of developing viable alternative fuels. The university …

DDCE Begins Second Year of Stover Collection Program
July 29, 2011 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The second year of DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC’s corn stover collection program is under way in Iowa as the company prepares to construct Project Blackhawk – a 25 MMgy stover-to-ethanol plant …

Biofuels: What Do the Experts Think?
July 29, 2011 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Knight (CNN)  It wasn’t so long ago that biofuels were being heralded as the savior of the planet and a thoroughly green solution to our climate woes. But fair winds have been replaced …

Gull Biofuels Launches E85 Amid Fading Support for New Zealand’s Biofuels Subsidy
July 29, 2011 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  In New Zealand, the government’s policy to promote biofuels is facing the axe on the same day that Gull New Zealand launches GullForcePro, its new E85 offering for Kiwi …

Honeywell Arm to Launch Green Diesel Tech in India
July 29, 2011 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Subhash Narayan and Noor Mohammad (Financial Express)  Move over bio-diesel, the new green diesel is all set to revolutionalise the fuel market by offering cost-effective and environment-friendly solution for the transport sector in the …

Sud-Chemie Starts Construction of German Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
July 29, 2011 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Specialty chemicals company Sud-Chemie AG said Tuesday it had began construction of a demonstration plant that will be the largest in Germany dedicated to the production of cellulosic ethanol from non-edible crop waste.
The plant …

EPA Finalizes Regulations to Mitigate the Potential for Misfueling of Vehicles, Engines and Equipment with E15
July 29, 2011 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is issuing a final rule to mitigate the potential for misfueling of vehicles, engines and equipment not covered by the Agency’s partial waivers for gasoline containing greater than 10 volume percent …

USDA Awards $45 Million to Four New BCAP Projects
July 29, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas in six states to expand the availability of non-food crops to be …

Scientists Look to Milk Potential of Cows’ Stomachs for Biofuels
July 29, 2011 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(News.stv.tv) Researchers hope that the animals’ ability to break down trees and plant material can be harnessed to create renewable fuels.
Scottish scientists are hoping to harness the power of cow’s stomachs to create a new …

SWAFEA Final Report Lays Groundwork for the Deployment of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels in Europe
July 29, 2011 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Although the aviation sector has a good track record in reducing its environmental impact through efficiency gains, it is highly unlikely to reduce or even stabilise its emissions through this means alone, but biofuels …

President Obama Announces New Fuel Economy Standards
July 29, 2011 – 10:56 am | No Comment

(The White House)  President Obama today announced the next phase in the Administration’s program to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. These …

Chevrolet Confirms Diesel Variant for Cruze in 2013
July 29, 2011 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(General Motors)  Chevrolet confirmed today it will add a diesel variant to the Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013.  Diesel versions of the Cruze are currently being sold in Europe. Additional details …

Chu, Vilsack, Pfannenstiel Headline, Light up BIOMASS 2011 Congress
July 29, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and US Assistant Secretary of the Navy Jackalyne Pfannenstiel provided a rousing opening to the DOE’s …

The Energy Return on Investment for Algal Biocrude: Results for a Research Production Facility
July 29, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Colin M. Beal, Robert E. Hebner, Michael E. Webber, Rodney S. Ruoff and A. Frank Seibert  (Bioenergy Research)  This study is an experimental determination of the energy return on investment (EROI) for algal biocrude production at a research …

Mozambique Sells Its First Biofuel Export to Lufthansa
July 29, 2011 – 8:38 am | No Comment

(defenseWEb)  Mozambique’s Sun Biofuels has made its first export by selling 30 tons of jatropha oil to German airline Lufthansa.
The company’s director of corporate affairs Luis Gouveia on Friday told the Mozambican newspaper Diario de …

Poet Has Green Plan for Water
July 29, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Anna Jauhola  (The Daily Republic)  In a continuing effort to operate as green as possible, Poet Biorefining is the first ethanol plant in the state to apply to use storm water in the facility …

Area Businesses Say Ethanol Troubling for Machinery that Has Smaller Engines
July 29, 2011 – 8:14 am | No Comment

by Walt Frank (Altoona Mirror)  Cars and trucks are capable of running on E-10 gasoline – gas that contains 10 percent ethanol – but it may not be so good for boats and other machinery …

South Dakota Research Project Could Help Colonize Space
July 29, 2011 – 7:38 am | No Comment

(NewsWise/South Dakota State University)   Humans may move one step closer to colonizing space thanks to a new research project that NASA is funding at South Dakota State University, the South Dakota School of Mines and …

In Detail: The Wood Burning Beaver XR7
July 29, 2011 – 6:39 am | No Comment

by Brian Moody (Translogic)  …Although “Beaver” is a strange moniker for a car, Chip Beam has a good reason for naming his ride after the trunk-chewing critter; after all, the Beaver XR7 runs …

Terrabon, Inc. Awarded $9.6 Million by Logos Technologies to Produce 6000 Liters of Renewable Jet Fuel for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
July 28, 2011 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Terrabon, Inc.)  Terrabon, Inc., a Houston-based bioenergy company, announced today that it has been awarded a $9.6 million, 18-month contract by Logos Technologies to design a more economical and renewable jet fuel (BioJet TM ) production solution for the Defense …

Portland Says NOPE to Bio Fuels Energy Plant
July 28, 2011 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(YouandFilms.com)  …Nope (http://nope.org.uk/) has been campaigning against the biofuel electric plant for more than 2 years. The plant has been approved by the local government but no building works have started. If the plan gets …

Energy Independence: On-Farm Biodiesel Production
July 28, 2011 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

Roger Rainville is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing costs on his farm near Alburgh, Vermont.
…Rainville first got interested in oilseed production when University of Vermont Extension approached him about growing  canola …

Boeing and Embraer to Fund Sugarcane Biofuel Study
July 28, 2011 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Kerry Reals  (FlightGlobal)  Boeing and Embraer are to jointly fund a sustainability analysis into producing renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane.
The study, which is also being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will …

Analysis: Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Struggles to Take Off
July 28, 2011 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Tom Doggett  (Reuters) …Despite years of research, testing and some hype, the next-generation ethanol industry is far from the commercial success envisioned by President George W. Bush in 2006, when he pledged so-called cellulosic …

Messiah College Uses Flower Power to Save Money, Environment
July 28, 2011 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(ABC27.com)  Messiah College has been around for over 100 years, but they’re trying something for the first time this year. The school is a couple of months into what they are calling, “The Sunflower Power …

Airline’s Pioneering Biofuel Flight Grounded after Delivery Hitch
July 28, 2011 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(Click Green)  The UK’s first commercial flight powered by sustainable biofuels has been postponed after delivery problems, airline Thomson Airways confirmed this afternoon.
Thomson Airways’ flight TOM7424 from Birmingham to Palma was scheduled to make aviation …

Joule Awarded Patents for High-Volume Ethanol Production from Sunlight and CO2
July 28, 2011 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(American Fuels)  Joule Unlimited Technologies today (July 27, 2011) announced the issuance of its first two U.S. patents covering its fundamental method for producing ethanol at volumes and efficiencies far surpassing biomass-dependent processes.
The patents relate …

New Study Finds U.S. Ethanol Production Growth Has Not Triggered Indirect Land Use Change
July 28, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/– Prior studies failed to compare land use predictions to historical data
A new study published in the July 2011 Biomass and Bioenergy Journal on indirect land use change (ILUC) due to biofuels production indicates that the …

Ready For a New Fuel Mix in a Dual Fuel Engine?
July 27, 2011 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  An award-winning University of Wisconsin-Madison team led by professor Rolf Reitz will showcase at the Wisconsin State Fair a student hybrid vehicle for advanced fuel technology that harnesses the advantages of both …

Sun Grant BioWeb Reaches out to K-12 Teachers
July 26, 2011 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

(South Dakota State University)  The Sun Grant BioWeb, an online resource that makes information available about bioenergy and other plant-based products from biomass, is reaching out to K-12 teachers who will teach the next generation …

Farms of the Future: Bio-oil, Biochar from Biomass
July 26, 2011 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Lance Nixon (Renewable Energy World)  Those pyrolysis plants would pass that crude “bio-oil” on to refineries elsewhere to be made into drop-in fuels and industrial chemicals; they would capture and use for their own …

New Standards Are Here, But How Will Aviation Biofuel Market Evolve?
July 26, 2011 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Steve Leone (Renewable Energy World)  …In August, Air China will embark on its first flight with biofuels grown in China through a partnership between Petro China and UOP. The hope for biofuel producers is …

Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo September 12-15 Honolulu, HI
July 25, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo   September 12-15   Honolulu, HI

Smart Grid
Biofuels
EV & Sustainable Transportation
Efficiency
Military Operations and Procurement
Strategic Natural Resource Management
Clean Energy Financing
Policy & Economic Development
Solar, Wind, Geothermal, and Ocean

Starting at the middle of September this year, Hawai‘i will be the preeminent meeting place for …

Green Chemistry 201 Advanced Workshop August 30, 2011 Denver, CO
July 25, 2011 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
Green Chemistry 201 Advanced Workshop   August 30, 2011   Denver, CO

This half-day advanced workshop, sponsored by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), will take a deeper dive into case studies and tools of green chemistry. Participants will take a closer look at industrially implemented …

Green Chemistry 101 Workshop August 29, 2011 Denver, CO
July 25, 2011 – 3:29 pm | No Comment
Green Chemistry 101 Workshop   August 29, 2011   Denver, CO

his half-day workshop, sponsored by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), will introduce the concepts of green chemistry, show real-world examples, and make the business case for green chemistry. Learn about greener, safer alternatives, …

California Industrial Biotech Conference October 4-5, 2011 Palo Alto, CA
July 25, 2011 – 2:59 pm | No Comment
California Industrial Biotech Conference    October 4-5, 2011   Palo Alto, CA

The era of biofuels and bio-based chemicals has arrived. Rising oil prices continue to force the fuel and chemical industries to look for alternative ways to produce their products. These include fine and bulk chemicals, …

Growing Algae on Landfill Sludge at University of Florida
July 25, 2011 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Florida are looking at ways to grow algae in landfill leachate, or the coffee colored liquid sludge that pools at the bottom of landfills …

Giant King Grass Pellets Tested By Korea Forest Research Institute
July 25, 2011 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/Viaspace)  – VIASPACE Inc., a clean energy company growing Giant King™ Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass crop and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc., provided results of testing of Giant King Grass energy pellets by …

Energy and Forestry Programs Examined During Farm Bill’s Title IX (Energy) Hearing
July 25, 2011 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Many programs authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill will expire in 2012 unless they are included in a new Farm Bill. Among those programs that would expire …

The 50 MPG Chevy?
July 25, 2011 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)  Ja, with the Diesel Chevy Cruze coming in 2013.
General Motors today formally announced it will come out with a version of the gas-sipping Chevy Cruze with a diesel engine in 2013. …

Woodside Says Ethanol Industry Willing to Give Back Tax Break for Debt Reduction
July 25, 2011 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Lori Potter  (Kearney Hub)  The ethanol industry is willing to immediately give up $1.3 billion in tax breaks for federal debt reduction.
However, that probably can’t happen unless authorizing legislation is attached to a successful …

Sweet Sorghum Boosts the Efficiency of Ethanol
July 25, 2011 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Benjamin Burroughs  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol has some distinct advantages as a fuel, and sweet sorghum promises even better input/output ratios
Traditionally agriculture has been in food/feed stock production for humans and livestock, but as …

Power Shifts
July 25, 2011 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Erin Ailworth (The Boston Globe)  …“One of the big challenges with the federal budget is whether ARPA-E is going to be funded,’’ said Peter Rothstein, president of New England Clean Energy Council, a trade group …

Celanese to Make Low-Cost Ethanol From Gas if U.S. Policy Changes
July 25, 2011 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Jack Kaskey  (Bloomberg)  Celanese Corp. (CE) would make low-cost ethanol for U.S. motorists using natural gas if policy makers end subsidies for corn-based production and amend the law that allows only renewable sources of …

The Work at Hand for E15 Market Expansion
July 25, 2011 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Back in October, I wrote on the RFA blog, “The E-Xchange,” about the steps that would be necessary to make E15 the standard fuel available in the …

SEC Wins Judgment against Rivera
July 25, 2011 – 9:32 am | No Comment

by Kevin Cooper (Natchez Democrat)  A federal judge ruled Thursday that would-be biofuels wizard John Rivera’s claims were not worth the hill of beans he claimed could be magically turned into fuel.
U.S. District Judge David …

Competition Open for Local Ecopreneurs
July 25, 2011 – 9:05 am | No Comment

(Kirriemuir Herald)  FORFAR and Kirriemuir ecopreneurs with innovative ideas for tackling climate change are invited to apply for awards of up to £40,000 each as the Shell Springboard programme opens for its seventh year.
Since 2005, …

Vegetable Oil Fuels Biodiesel Production Company in Florida Keys
July 25, 2011 – 8:59 am | No Comment

by Cammy Clark (The Miami Herald/Sun Sentinel)  Vegetable oil once used at Florida Keys restaurants and backyard fish fries is being processed into green fuel for trucks, tiki torches and a 53-foot sailboat that offers …

Boost for Biofuel Users in Cowichan Valley
July 25, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment

(Times Colonist)  A group of Cowichan Valley residents who rely on recycled cooking oil to fuel their vehicles can now process the biofuel in bigger batches thanks to new equipment.
The new processor is near the …

Grand Opening Ceremonies Planned for Biodiesel Facility
July 25, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  In Catawba County, N.C., a partnership between the county and Appalachian State University is planning to commemorate the completion of the Catawba County-Appalachian State University Biodiesel Research, Development and Production …

Is China for You? Part II: The Resources and Investor Perspective
July 25, 2011 – 6:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The drivers for biofuels and cleantech as a whole? According to the 2010 China Statistical Yearbook, from 2005 to 2009 the gross domestic product of China grew at a compound …

Future Prospects for Cereals That Fix Nitrogen
July 25, 2011 – 6:06 am | No Comment

by Perrin H. Beatty and Allen G. Good (Science Magazine)  Nitrogen availability is limiting to plant growth and has long been overcome through applications of synthetic nitrogen-rich fertilizer. This has revolutionized crop yield and food production worldwide, but …

A Perspective on Algae as Feed for Cows, Sheep, and Goats
July 25, 2011 – 6:02 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)  Co-products like animal feeds for cattle can be highly beneficial to the economic feasibility of the algae industry in its early stages and beyond. That was part of the …

The A.I.M. Interview: Martin Sabarsky, Cellana’s CEO
July 25, 2011 – 5:58 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine) Martin Sabarsky was promoted to President and CEO of Kona, Hawaii-based Cellana in April of 2011. He now has the challenging and, if all goes well, rewarding …

Advanced Biofuels USA Releases Pathway to Build a Sustainable “Total Biomass” Advanced Ethanol Industry
July 25, 2011 – 1:57 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA) Advanced Biofuels USA July 25, 2011, detailed an action plan for creating sustainable markets for advanced ethanol in the automotive/light duty truck sector.  The paper, “The Pathway to a Sustainable “Total Biomass” Advanced Ethanol Industry …

Lufthansa Takes off towards a New Era of Sustainably Fuelled Regular Commercial Scheduled Flights
July 22, 2011 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The first in Lufthansa’s long-heralded series of commercial scheduled sustainable biofuel flights finally took off on Friday morning (July 15). Save for camera-wielding media, the 50-minute flight from Hamburg to Frankfurt passed uneventfully for …

Farm Bill Energy Title: Rural Energy for America Program
July 22, 2011 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 19, 2011, the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) and Environmental and Energy Study Institute(EESI) held a briefing on the energy title of the Farm Bill, with a special focus …

US Air Force Wants Biofuel Switch
July 22, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(News24)  The US Air Force is ready to switch to biofuels to help power its warplanes but the price of alternative fuels remains too high, military officials said.
Anxious to reduce its reliance on oil, the …

More Fight, Less Fuel: The Defense Department’s Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy July 27, 2011 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
July 22, 2011 – 3:01 pm | No Comment
More Fight, Less Fuel: The Defense Department’s Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy   July 27, 2011   Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

The Department of Defense is rapidly emerging as the leading force in the United States for the development and use of renewable energy technologies. Energy efficiency has emerged as mission essential to the Army, Navy, …

Air Force, Army Team Up to Explore ‘Green’ Solutions
July 22, 2011 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle  (U.S. Air Force)  Senior leaders from the Department of Defense, federal agencies, Air Force and Army discussed the strategic importance and way ahead for energy solutions during the Army-Air Force …

Creating a High School Incubator in Biofuels Development from Lab Technique to Grant Writing—Sounds Impossible? See C2B’s Project in Green County, New York.
July 22, 2011 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “We’ll share information about educational materials and projects as we hear about them.  If you have developed teaching materials or projects about biofuels and advanced biofuels that you are …

Computer Software Helps Engineer Organisms
July 22, 2011 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by John Roach (MSNBC)  Could lead to microbes that produce drugs and biofuels
A computer software program is outfitting biotechnology companies with the ability to determine the genetic plans they need to engineer microorganisms for the …

State Wants to Pull Millions in Stimulus Dollars from the Efficiency Kansas Loan Program
July 22, 2011 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Christine Metz (Sunflower Horizons)  The Kansas Energy Office is pulling funding on a state program that has lent hundreds of Kansans thousands of dollars to make energy efficiency upgrades in their homes.
Pending final approval …

Study: Regulatory Hurdles Hinder Biofuels Market
July 22, 2011 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Phil Ciciora (University of Illinois)  Regulatory hurdles abound for the successful commercialization of emerging liquid biofuels, which hold the promise of enhancing U.S. energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and serving as a driver …

Mexican Interjet Flight 2605 Making First Commercial Round-Trip Flight with Honeywell Green Jet Fuel
July 22, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Following a series of successful demonstration flights and approval of the fuel for commercial transportation through ASTM International, Mexican airline Interjet today is operating the first round trip commercial passenger flight using …

Biodiesel Achieves 5-to-1 Return on Fossil Energy
July 22, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(American Soybean Association/Southeast Farm Press)   Newly published research from the University of Idaho and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that for every unit of fossil energy needed to produce biodiesel, the return is …

Don’t Turn the Clock Back on Building Better Fuels: ABFA Letter to Senate Committee
July 22, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) today sent the following letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ranking Member, opposing any efforts …

Is China for You? The Opportunities, the Risks, the Way
July 22, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A combination of industrial biotech know-how, an array of biomass feedstocks (particularly lignocellulose), a strong and growing domestic market, and ready access to scale-up debt for scale-up through China’s steadier …

SRS Energy Grows Toward Commercialization
July 22, 2011 – 8:55 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Brian Goodall, the Vice President of Business Development at SRS Energy, spoke at the 1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts on how their company is moving towards …

Neste Oil to Take Part in International Algae Research Projects in Australia and the Netherlands
July 22, 2011 – 8:43 am | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil’s research into the potential for using algae oil as a feedstock for producing renewable diesel is continuing to progress. The company will be taking part in two research projects starting this …

A New Japanese Venture to Pursue Mass Production of Algae Biofuel
July 22, 2011 – 8:37 am | No Comment

(The Denki Shimbun) Three Japanese companies of IHI Corporation, a biotechnology venture Gene and Gene Technology (G&GT) based in Osaka Prefecture, and the Neo-Morgan Laboratory Incorporated (NML) based in Kawasaki City announced July 7 that …

GM Builds B100 Vehicles
July 22, 2011 – 8:33 am | No Comment

by Virendra Pandit (ETCGreen.com)  The global giant recently joined a tripartite agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, in a $950,000 project in …

DOE Releases Annual Market Reports for Wind Energy, Advanced Vehicles, and Fuel Cell Technology
July 22, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Reports Find Continued Growth in Manufacturing and Deployment of Clean Energy
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released three 2010 market reports which detail the market conditions and trends for wind energy, …

Elsevier Launches Biofuel Research and Discovery Tool, Accelerating BioEnergy Research and Development
July 22, 2011 – 8:06 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Elesvier)  New Tool Enables the Successful Commercialisation of Alternative Energy Technologies
Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Elsevier Biofuel, an online search and discovery …

Former Iowa First Lady Runs for Congress on Energy Issues
July 22, 2011 – 7:41 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman   (DomesticFuel.com)  Wind energy and biofuels are part of the campaign for Congress launched this week by former Iowa first lady Christie Vilsack.
…Vilsack officially announced her bid to represent Iowa’s newly formed …

Researchers Find Potential Key for Unlocking Biomass Energy
July 22, 2011 – 7:37 am | No Comment

(Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  LANL molecular model helps expose cellulose weakness
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a potential key for …

Nebraska Ethanol Workers Earn More
July 21, 2011 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Nebraska Ethanol Board reports that wage growth in that state’s ethanol sector outpaced all industry wage growth in the past decade, increasing by more than 58%.
According to the Nebraska Department of …

Link Between Crops and Deforestation in Amazon Not So Cut and Dry
July 21, 2011 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(InfoZine)  A Kansas State University geographer is part of a research team out to prove what environmental scientists have suspected for years: Increasing the production of soybean and biofuel crops in Brazil increases deforestation in …

Denmark’s Garbage-Turned-Biofuel to Power Homes
July 21, 2011 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

(Irish Sun)  ‘Our goal is to change the management of wastewater and household rubbish from a costly problem into a valuable resource for local energy production,’ said Thomas Banke, mayor of Fredericia city on Denmark’s …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World
July 21, 2011 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The bulk of mandates comes from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specifies a 10 percent renewables content by 2020 across the entire membership – though 7 percent …

2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012 April 25-28 Xi’an, China
July 21, 2011 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012    April 25-28  Xi’an, China

With the impact of increased Bioenergy utilization factors, BIT Life Sciences and the organizing committee launched the2nd Annual World Congress of Bioenergy-2012 (WCBE-2012), with a theme of Renewable Energy for Sustainability will be held during …

Call for Papers: 2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012 April 25-28, 2012 Xi’an, China Deadline: February 25
July 21, 2011 – 5:17 pm | No Comment
Call for Papers: 2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012    April 25-28, 2012    Xi’an, China  Deadline: February 25

With the impact of increased Bioenergy utilization factors, BIT Life Sciences and the organizing committee launched the 2nd Annual World Congress of Bioenergy-2012 (WCBE-2012), with a theme of Renewable Energy for Sustainability will be held …

Spain’s Cepsa to Expand into Second-Generation Biodiesel
July 21, 2011 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Ivan Castano (Renewable Energy World)  The firm will begin making the fuel with palm oil, animal fats and other residues at its recently expanded La Rabida plant in Huelva in July and will subsequently …

Mississippi State Licenses MSW Conversion Tech to Harrelson & Assoc.
July 21, 2011 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A novel waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State University’s Sustainable Energy Research Center is moving out of the lab and into the marketplace thanks to a licensing agreement between …

Sao Paulo to Fuel 160 City Buses with Amyris’ Renewable Diesel
July 21, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  In response to Brazil’s growing need to include low-sulfur fuel in its diesel pool, Amyris Brasil S.A., a subsidiary of Amryis Inc., will supply an expected 160 city buses in …

Lignol Phases Out Demo Project, Pursues Commercial Opportunities
July 21, 2011 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Lignol Innovations Inc., a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Lignol Energy Corp., has reached an agreement with the U.S. DOE’s Biomass Program to discontinue work of a proposed 2.5 MMgy cellulosic ethanol …

Ethanol Makers Losing $6 Billion Tax Break Keep $6.9 Billion
July 20, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(San Francisco Chronicle/Bloomberg)  Ethanol manufacturers are set to thrive even if they have to give up $6 billion a year in U.S. tax subsidies because a government mandate for increased use of the fuel may …

2012 ACT Expo May 15-17 Long Beach, CA
July 20, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
2012 ACT Expo    May 15-17   Long Beach, CA

Join us for the 2012 ACT Expo May 15-17 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California for the largest alternative fuels and vehicle technologies show in North America. The ACT Expo 2012 …

SIPI Students Win Award for Algae Biofuel Project
July 20, 2011 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A team of students at New Mexico-based Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute has been awarded first place in the 2011 Renewable Energy Challenge Competition with its algae biofuel project. The competition …

Diversifying The Ethanol Industry With Biodiesel
July 20, 2011 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …A new option for the ethanol industry to diversify is to add a biodiesel plant to the end of its corn oil extraction technology. This idea lends itself one step closer …

National Security, Energy Security, and Environmental Imperatives
July 20, 2011 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by General Charles F. Wald and David W. Conover  (Bipartisan Policy Center/The Hill/Congress Blog)   News reports indicate that some Senators may seek to repeal a provision of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 …

First EU Sustainability Schemes for Biofuels Get the Go-Ahead
July 20, 2011 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(European Commission)  Brussels, 19 July 2011 – Biofuels can represent an environmentally-friendly replacement of fossil fuels. However, we need to make sure that tropical forests and carbon rich peatlands are not turned into oil palm …

CSHL to Help Assemble ‘Knowledgebase’ on Plants, Microbes, to Aid US Biofuel, Environment Efforts
July 20, 2011 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)  In Kbase, cloud computing brings disparate data streams into focus
In the decade that has passed since the completion of the first draft sequence of the human genome, biologists have grown increasingly …

Illovo Sugar Plans to Produce Ethanol From Molasses in Tanzania by 2013
July 20, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Niki Moore (Bloomberg)  Illovo Sugar Ltd. (ILV), Africa’s largest producer of the sweetener, plans to start making potable ethanol from molasses in Tanzania by 2013, Managing Director Graham Clark said.
“We have created an opportunity in …

PTTAR Shelves Jet Biofuel Project
July 20, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Nalin Viboonchart  (The Nation)  PTT Aromatics and Refining (PTTAR) has put on hold its US$150-million (Bt4.5 billion) jet-biofuel project, given the exorbitant production cost and the likelihood that the price of the fuel would deter …

PetroAlgae Partners with CRI Catalyst to Optimize Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Fuel
July 20, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

(PetroAlgae)  Signs Agreement with Leading Global Catalyst Technology Company for joint technology integration leading to direct conversion of biomass to transportation fuels at commercial scale
PetroAlgae Inc., a leading provider of licensable commercial micro-crop technology globally, today announced …

PetroAlgae Feed Meal Confirmed as New Source of High Value Commercial-Scale Feed for Dairy Cattle
July 20, 2011 – 8:39 am | No Comment
PetroAlgae Feed Meal Confirmed as New Source of High Value Commercial-Scale Feed for Dairy Cattle

(PetroAlgae)  Important New Animal Feed Ingredient for Dairy Cattle Diets According to University of Minnesota Study
PetroAlgae Inc., a leading renewable energy company that licenses its commercial micro-crop technology globally, announced today the completion of a major …

Biodiesel Shipment Could Be First Step in Fueling Base
July 20, 2011 – 8:30 am | No Comment

by Suzanne Ulbrich (ENCToday)  A delivery aboard Camp Lejeune Monday morning marked the culmination of a test project to provide renewable fuels for North Carolina’s military.
Officials aboard Camp Lejeune received 800 gallons of state grown and …

The Sugar Rush: Dow, Mitsui Revive Major Renewables Project in Brazil
July 20, 2011 – 6:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Brazil, Dow Chemical has teamed with Mitsui in a JV that will produce ethanol and bioplastics from sugarcane, which the companies are saying will be the world’s largest biopolymers investment. …

US Energy Department Celebrates Loan Guarantee Successes as Stimulus-Supported 1705 Program Comes to Close
July 20, 2011 – 5:31 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Silver (Department of Energy/Biofuels Digest)  …the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has been extremely busy, committing or closing 19 additional financings of clean energy projects – including one of the …

Catalysis and Alternative Feedstocks for the Biofuels Industry September 21-22, 2011 Newark, DE
July 19, 2011 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Catalysis and Alternative Feedstocks for the Biofuels Industry    September 21-22, 2011    Newark, DE

A New Industrial Chemistry and Engineering (NIChE) Workshop by the Council for Chemical Research
Catalysis is the primary tool for creating new forms of materials and energy. The transition from oil and natural gas to renewable …

Future World of Biogas: Europe 2011 November 23-24 London, UK
July 19, 2011 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Future World of Biogas: Europe 2011    November 23-24   London, UK

ACI’s Future World of Biogas: Europe 2011 will be bringing together biogas industry leaders and experts who will head two days of talks and presentations looking at the most current developments and strategies for producing biogas. We …

An Introduction to Next Generation Biofuels November 7, 2011 San Francisco, CA
July 19, 2011 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
An Introduction to Next Generation Biofuels    November 7, 2011   San Francisco, CA

A comprehensive 1-day briefing on Advanced Biofuels: Technology, Sustainability & Economics
Note: The course can be attended as a stand-alone session but also provides an excellent way to introduce yourself to or refresh your knowledge of …

Introduction to Sustainable Next-Generation Biofuels September 27, 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil
July 19, 2011 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
Introduction to Sustainable Next-Generation Biofuels    September 27, 2011    Sao Paulo, Brazil

A 1-day opportunity to understand how future biofuels can be sustainable, clean and economic
Note: The course can be attended as a stand-alone session but also provides an excellent way to introduce yourself to or refresh …

Will the EU Reveal Judging Criteria for Biofuel Bodies?
July 19, 2011 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Shankleman Green groups slam Commission’s “back room” processes for approving sustainable biofuel certification schemes
Green groups will today learn if the European Commission is ready to lift the lid on the methods it used to decide …

Oil Is Biggest Military Weakness
July 19, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Senator Mark Udall (Politico)  The Pentagon released its first-ever operational energy strategy last month — a plan that could dramatically cut costs and save service members’ lives. The plan is not about fielding a …

Greenhouse Packs A Power Punch
July 19, 2011 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Joan Melcher (BioCycle)  Closed loop system utilizes gasification, algae ponds and anaerobic digestion to convert wood waste to a variety of products, including biofuel, biogas and a soil amendment.
Michael Smith is supervising the first …

Hoover Algae-to-Oil Fuel Plant Fails to Get Grant
July 19, 2011 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Steve Irvine (The Birmingham News)  The Ohio-based company seeking to put a pilot plant in Hoover that would harvest oil from algae to form an alternative fuel didn’t receive the $45 million grant it …

LS9 and HCL CleanTech Awarded a $9 Million Grant From the Department of Energy
July 19, 2011 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(LS9)  LS9, Inc., a technology leader in the development of sustainable products, today announced that it has been awarded in conjunction with partner HCL CleanTech Ltd., a $9 million grant from the Department of Energy …

Biofuels Center Looks at Research Triangle Partnership Area
July 19, 2011 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by David Ranii (News Observer)
The Research Triangle Regional Partnership is one of seven regional groups across the state selected by the Biofuels Center of North Carolina to identify sites suitable for a biofuels production facility.
The …

Purdue Economists Report on Causes of High Commodity Prices
July 19, 2011 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Keith Robinson  (Purdue University)    Growing demand for corn to use in biofuels and for soybeans to help feed a booming Chinese economy are among key forces driving commodity prices higher this year, according …

Analysis: Ethanol to Edge Pigs for Corn Use, but Not Quite Yet
July 19, 2011 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Charles Abbott and Karl Plume  (Reuters)  Ethanol appears almost certain to win the food-versus-fuel contest in the United States. But not just yet.
The Agriculture Department forecast that a tad more corn will be used to make …

2011 Collective Biofuels Conference: August 5 – 7 Vancouver Island, Canada
July 19, 2011 – 11:57 am | No Comment
2011 Collective Biofuels Conference: August 5 – 7   Vancouver Island, Canada

Cowichan Energy Alternatives and the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-Op are proud hosts of the 2011 Collective Biofuels Conference. The CBC brings renewable energy experts, enthusiasts and interested beginners together to discuss all things biofuels, with a focus on …

Zimbabwe: Biofuels – a ‘Happy Accident’
July 19, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com/The Herald)  Zimbabwe is trying to resurrect its biofuels energy sector after needlessly crucifying the ethanol project in the Lowveld 20 years ago.
More than anything else, this has been a direct response to the country’s …

Finnair to Operate Amsterdam-Helsinki Biofuel Flight
July 19, 2011 – 7:30 am | No Comment

by Kerry Reals (FlightGlobal)  Finnair has become the latest airline to announce plans to operate flights partially-powered by biofuel.
The carrier plans to operate a biofuel flight between Amsterdam Schiphol and Helsinki in the week beginning …

Soy Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report – New Market Report Published
July 19, 2011 – 7:05 am | No Comment

(PR-Inside.com)  The global soy chemicals market is forecast to reach over $13 billion by the year 2017, spurred by the anticipated high demand from bio-diesels market and growing adoption of alternative renewable sources of energy. …

REG Files for $100M IPO: The Complete Digest Analysis
July 19, 2011 – 6:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A successful IPO would cap a remarkable comeback for biodiesel from the depths of “The Troubles” in 2008-09. It’s a second time through for REG: the company filed for a …

Seambiotic’s Algae Plant in China to Open September 2011
July 19, 2011 – 6:30 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)  In December 2009, Seambiotic announced that they would be building an algae production plant that will use flue gas in China. Though originally scheduled to be operational in 2010, the …

New Race, New Fuel
July 19, 2011 – 5:39 am | No Comment

by Chad Bishop  (Bowling Green Daily News) Cars using corn-based ethanol in Sparta’s inaugural Sprint Cup race
A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has finally found itself in Kentucky. And when the lights go on tonight …

CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge: Deadline August 5
July 19, 2011 – 5:28 am | No Comment

Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.  From it’s own research labs to partnerships with start-ups and major contractors, the U.S. Department of …

World’s Top Eco-Car Wins Using Ethanol Inbicon Makes From Straw
July 18, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(The Street/PR NewsWire/Inbicon)  Inbicon has revealed a frugal new customer for the cellulosic ethanol made from straw at its Inbicon Biomass Refinery in Kalundborg. The biofuel powered the winning car in the Urban Concepts class …

Chem-Biobased Global Partnering Summit October 24-26, 2011 Houston, TX
July 18, 2011 – 3:19 pm | No Comment
Chem-Biobased Global Partnering Summit   October 24-26, 2011    Houston, TX

This event is supported by the American Chemistry Council.
Among the topics to be discussed:
Utilizing Existing Infrastructure for Biobased Chemical Production
The utilization of existing infrastructure—e.g. first generation ethanol facilities, pulp and paper mills,breweries and old …

51st Annual Western Farm Show February 24-26, 2012 Kansas City, MO
July 18, 2011 – 2:59 pm | No Comment
51st Annual Western Farm Show   February 24-26, 2012    Kansas City, MO

Whether you buy or sell farm equipment, the Western Farm Show is the place to be every February. Our show features aisles and aisles of the latest farm and livestock equipment, buildings, fertilizer, feed, seed …

Farm Progress Show August 30-September 1, 2011 Decatur, IL
July 18, 2011 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
Farm Progress Show    August 30-September 1, 2011   Decatur, IL

Prairie Farmer magazine, a flagship of Farm Progress Companies, was instrumental in the development of the Farm Progress Show.
From 1924 through 1941, Prairie Farmer sponsored corn husking contests. Early in 1953,Prairie Farmer joined forces with WLS-Radio …

Canadian International Farm Show February 7-9, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 18, 2011 – 2:10 pm | No Comment
Canadian International Farm Show   February 7-9, 2012   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto’s International Centre will, once again, host the Largest Indoor Farm and Equipment Show in Canada!
The 26th edition of the Canadian International Farm Show returns to the International Centre in Mississauga and will be showcasing …

AgConnect Expo January 29-31, 2013 Kansas City, MO
July 18, 2011 – 1:45 pm | No Comment
AgConnect Expo  January 29-31, 2013   Kansas City, MO

Introducing a world-class event that brings together the very latest in equipment, technology and ideas from all areas of agriculture production—all around the globe.
AG CONNECT Expo & Summit offers a preview of what’s to come …

Keystone Farm Show January 3-5, 2012 York, PA
July 18, 2011 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
Keystone Farm Show    January 3-5, 2012   York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to address the needs of agrimarketers in the Mid-Atlantic area, the show has nearly tripled in …

Sunbelt Ag Expo October 18-20, 2011 Moultrie, GA
July 18, 2011 – 1:15 pm | No Comment
Sunbelt Ag Expo    October 18-20, 2011   Moultrie, GA

Throughout its 33 year history, The Sunbelt Ag Expo has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture.
From the first four and six row cotton picker demonstrations and self propelled peanut combines to …

Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo September 12-15, 2011 Honolulu, HI
July 18, 2011 – 12:59 pm | No Comment
Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo     September 12-15, 2011   Honolulu, HI

The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo will be held September 12 – 15, 2011 at the Hawaii Convention Center, in the heart of Honolulu at the gateway to Waikiki. Hawaii is one of the …

CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge: Deadline August 5
July 18, 2011 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.  From it’s own research labs to partnerships with start-ups and major contractors, the U.S. Department of …

Alliance Releases Wood-to-Energy Policy Roadmap
July 18, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The National 25x’25 Alliance released this morning a new National Wood-To-Energy Roadmap – A Guide for Developing Sustainable Woody Biomass Solutions. The report that shows how focused use of woody biomass can …

Microalgae Could Be Texas’ Next Big Cash Crop
July 18, 2011 – 8:59 am | No Comment

by Rod Santa Ana  (AgriLifeToday)  Just as corn and peanuts stunned the world decades ago with their then-newly discovered multi-beneficial uses and applications, Texas AgriLife Research scientists in Corpus Christi think microalgae holds even more …

New Gas Station Offers Fuel Alternatives
July 18, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Richard Craver (Winston-Salem Journal)  …Sparky’s is not just one of only five stations in the state offering E85 and biodiesel. It also is the only one using recently approved ethanol-blending dispensers that provide two …

Food Security Not Necessarily Threatened By Biofuels
July 18, 2011 – 8:33 am | No Comment

(Rainharvest)  To achieve “win-win outcomes” for bio-energy, food security and poverty reduction, we must recognise that these outcomes are possible.
This is what Prof Lee Lynd, of Dartmouth College and the Mascoma Corporation, told delegates during …

Future of Food: Meet the Farmers and Scientists Who Could Save Our Fragile Global Food System
July 18, 2011 – 8:22 am | No Comment

by Robin Barton (The Independent)  …So I called my local farmer, David Bowtell. Sparing me the arcane details of the deal, he explained that growers of oilseed rape have received a cast-iron subsidy courtesy of …

A Car that Runs on Micro Algae Biodiesel
July 18, 2011 – 8:07 am | No Comment

(Deccan Herald)  Researchers have claimed to have run a car on B-20 biodiesel derived from marine micro algae. Under the New Millennium India Technology Leadership project (NMITLI), a regular diesel vehicle, Tavera, under full load …

Analysis: EU Cushions Biodiesel from Damning Carbon Research
July 18, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

by Charlie Dunmore  (Reuters)  The EU will protect existing investment in its $13 billion biodiesel sector even as it acts on new evidence that suggests making the fuel from food crops can do more harm …

United Arab Emirates Seeks $100b Investment
July 18, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

by Shehab A. Makahleh (Zawya)  The UAE government wants to attract $100 billion (Dh367 billion) worth of investment in alternative and sustainable energy projects by 2020.
Feras Dahlan, CEO of Dar Al Tawasol and First Deputy …

BioVerde Expands From Biodiesel to Chemicals Derived From Plants
July 18, 2011 – 7:45 am | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  BioVerde Industria e Comercio de Biocombustiveis SA, a biodiesel company that’s building Brazil’s biggest refinery, is seeking to become the country’s top providers of specialty chemicals produced from renewable sources.
The company …

EdeniQ Signs Deal to Continue Cellunator Improvements
July 18, 2011 – 7:33 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  EdeniQ Inc., which is developing technology to add cellulosic ethanol production capabilities to existing corn-to-ethanol facilities announced it has reached a deal with IKA Works Inc., the U.S. subsidiary …

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: What Color Is Your Biochute?
July 18, 2011 – 7:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BIO says there are 800,000 direct and indirect jobs that would be created in advanced biofuels by 2022 by meeting the Renewable Fuel Standard targets. What jobs are there for …

Leading By Example: How Energy Innovation is Strengthening America’s Military
July 15, 2011 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Aaron Hull (Advanced Biofuels USA)   The Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate hosted an event titled Leading By Example: How Energy Innovation is Strengthening America’s Military on July 7, 2011. Those in …

House Science Subcommittee for Energy and Environment Holds Hearing on EPA E15 Waiver
July 15, 2011 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Aaron Hull (Advanced Biofuels USA) On July 7, 2011 the House Science Subcommittee for Energy and Environment held a hearing to discuss the EPA’s decision to issue a waiver for E15 usage …

Wyden Act Promotes Alternative Fuels
July 15, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(MyCentralOregon)  Legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden and Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow to promote the implementation of viable alternatives to oil passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday.
Wyden said the Alternative Fuels Vehicles Competitiveness …

Grant to Study Municipal Solid Waste as Feedstock for Biofuel
July 15, 2011 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(Waste & Recycling News) The Environmental Research and Education Foundation received $93,000 in funding from the North Carolina Biofuels Center to study the potential for using municipal solid waste as feedstock for biofuel production.
The study …

Navy Secretary Mabus Unabashed about ‘Choosing Winners’ in Fuel Market
July 15, 2011 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by John Tomasic (Colorado Independent)  Makes case again for Udall Energy Security Act
Coming on the heels of Colorado Senator Mark Udall’s reintroduction of the Energy Security Act, which would boost efforts to power the military with …

SCS Offers Sugarcane Certification Program
July 15, 2011 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  …Brazil’s sugarcane industry is also accused of not producing the crop, nor the fuel, in a sustainable manner. As a result, the EU Renewable Energy Directive was created to address concerns …