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Young Algaeneers Symposium June 14-16, 2012 Wageningen, The Netherlands
January 31, 2012 – 5:04 pm | No Comment
Young Algaeneers Symposium    June 14-16, 2012    Wageningen, The Netherlands

From June 14 to 16, 2012, the first edition of the Young Algaeneers Symposium will be organized in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to gather young scientists (PhD students and postdocs in their first 4 years), working …

2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 27-29 National Harbor, MD
January 31, 2012 – 4:49 pm | No Comment
2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit   February 27-29    National Harbor, MD

The event is designed to bring together key players from across the energy ecosystem – researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials – to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of …

International Biodiesel Markets – Developments in Production and Trade
January 31, 2012 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The global biodiesel market has shown an exponential growth in production and trade across the past decade. Nowadays, more biodiesel than ever before is sourced from abroad and procurement areas – especially of …

Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels: A Joint Publication of FAO and IEA Bioenergy
January 31, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  As a potential substitute for fossil fuels, wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. FAO’s programme on wood energy promotes sustainable wood energy systems as a contribution to sustainable forest management, livelihoods …

Short Rotation Eucalypt Plantations for Energy in Brazil
January 31, 2012 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Brazil has over 4 million hectares of eucalypt plantations. Within that estate some plantations are dedicated to the production of charcoal while in some areas multiple land use includes forestry and agricultural production. …

Quantifying Environmental Effects of Short Rotation Coppice on Biodiversity, Soil and Water
January 31, 2012 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)   This report was prepared as a joint effort by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, University of Rostock, Chalmers University of Technology, Georg-August University of Goettingen, University of …

Brazil to Breathe Life into Faded Cuban Sugar Sector
January 31, 2012 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Esteban Israel and Peter Murphy (Reuters Africa)  Brazilian builder Odebrecht plans to produce sugar in Cuba, the company said on Monday, as looser restrictions on foreign investment in the communist island raise hopes of a recovery in the once-booming …

Homeowners and Businesses Who Invest in Renewable Energy Could Get a Tax Break under Plan
January 31, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Mary Ellen Klas  (Miami Herald)  Legislators revive the debate over renewable energy in Florida with a Senate bill that promises tax credits for companies and homeowners.

…The bill, SB 7202, would allow for large companies, …

Canadian Ethanol Plant Will Operate ‘Off Grid’
January 31, 2012 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   A project to build an ethanol plant co-located with anaerobic digesters is in its final phase. Growing Power Hairy Hill L.P., a 40 MMly feed wheat ethanol plant …

Biodiesels Pollute More than Crude Oil, Leaked Data Show
January 31, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels such as palm oil, soybean and rapeseed are higher than those for fossil fuels when the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) are counted, according to leaked EU …

From Seaweed to Biofuels
January 31, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Novozymes)  A new research collaboration between Novozymes and Sea6 Energy will explore enzymatic technology to produce fuel ethanol, fine chemicals, and protein from seaweed.

Novozymes, the world leader in bioinnovation, announced an exploratory research agreement with …

Value Creation, Value Unlocking, Value Add
January 31, 2012 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Companies creating opportunities in feedstocks are getting lots of love from investors, and giant downstream partners like BP and Shell.  What’s up in the new upstream?

…At the same time, investors …

Mediterranean Consortium Promotes Biodiesel Production
January 31, 2012 – 11:36 am | No Comment

(Cyprus Mail)  A consortium comprising 12 organisations from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Lebanon and Egypt has been established to study the production of biodiesel from algae in selected Mediterranean countries.

The consortium is coordinated by the …

Policy Day at the Washington DC Auto Show
January 30, 2012 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On the day before the Washington DC Auto Show opens to the public, there is an event called Policy Day. Administration officials and high ranking auto company executives give …

What is Cellulosic Ethanol? The Future Fuel
January 30, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

(EcoGreen4US) … Cellulosic ethanol is produced from plant fibre which is widely available almost anywhere in the world. Today, producing cellulosic ethanol is not in a laboratory anymore. A number ofmanufacturing plants around the world have been producing cellulosic ethanol asalternative to diesel and gasoline orpetrol.

Some of the plant fibres which …

OriginOil Announces It Can Produce Algae Fuel In Existing Oil Refineries
January 30, 2012 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Demorro (Gas2) …But new research shows that our existing oil refineries could process crude algae oil, meaning most of the infrastructure is already in place.

OriginOil, a leader in algae fuel research, has announced …

Natural Gas vs. Energy Innovation
January 30, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Kate Bechen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The production of ethanol is a complex, energy intensive process. Critics often cite the energy usage of ethanol plants and the wastes produced by the production of ethanol, especially …

Company Advocates for the Use of Biodiesel at Power Plants
January 30, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)   Alabama-based Clean Energy Pathways Inc. is working to help coal-fired utilities meet state and federal compliance standards by helping to identify methods to increase efficiency and produce a portion of …

CALL FOR PAPERS: World Clean Technology Summit September 26-28, 2012 Kampala, Uganda
January 30, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  World Clean Technology Summit    September 26-28, 2012   Kampala, Uganda

Every year, Pilot International continues to provide a Global Platform for Advancement of Innovations and Clean Technology for a Sustainable World.
The growth and success of our events is testament to Pilot Internationals’
determination to provide a …

World Clean Technology Summit September 26-28, 2012 Kampala, Uganda
January 30, 2012 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
World Clean Technology Summit    September 26-28, 2012   Kampala, Uganda

Every year, Pilot International continues to provide a Global Platform for Advancement of Innovations and Clean Technology for a Sustainable World.
The growth and success of our events is testament to Pilot Internationals’ determination to provide a …

‘Biofuels Beltway March’ March 27-28, 2012 Washington, DC
January 30, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
‘Biofuels Beltway March’   March 27-28, 2012    Washington, DC

The American Coalition for Ethanol confirmed the dates for its fourth annual “Biofuels Beltway March” in Washington, DC. ACE’s fly-in will be held Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, headquartered at the Washington Court …

Biomass 2012 July 10-11, 2012 Washington, DC
January 30, 2012 – 11:38 am | No Comment
Biomass 2012    July 10-11, 2012   Washington, DC

On July 10–11, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Program will host its fifth annual conference, with Advanced Biofuels USA as a co-host.   Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating Opportunities – Sustaining a Commitment to …

Australian Tree Offers Texas Growers Biofuel Alternative
January 30, 2012 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Logan Hawkes (Southwest Farm Press)

Biodiesel is experiencing a historic surge worldwide.
Pongamiapinnata is becoming a popular oilseed choice for biofuel production and has captured the attention of U.S. growers.
Pongamia is one of the few nitrogen-fixing trees …

Butamax™ Refutes Unfounded Allegations of Infringement
January 30, 2012 – 10:01 am | No Comment

(Butamax)  Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, responded to the latest lawsuit filed by Gevo, Inc. related to isobutanol flash fermentation technology.

“Let us state emphatically, Butamax does not infringe the generic product separation …

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – from Community Fuels
January 30, 2012 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  2.4 million man-years of employment – from replacing 10 percent of gasoline consumption with ethanol made from agricultural waste?  That’s the tale of the tape from the  “Moving Towards a …

Governments Key To Commercializing Biofuels
January 30, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  …But as 2012 progresses, industry is looking to governments to capitalize on the rapid technical progress made in approving bio-derived jet fuels by providing the funding support necessary to scale …

DuPont Works with Iowa State University on Residue Buildup
January 30, 2012 – 9:26 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  In order to discover better ways to harvest, store and transport corn residue, DuPont is working with Iowa State University to combat residue buildup.

If the residue buildup is able to be reduced then …

Outdoor Power Equipment Maker Kicks off Ethanol Awareness Effort
January 30, 2012 – 9:22 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Husqvarna, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, has launched a new promotion focused on educating its customers about ethanol use in small engines. The Husqvarna …

Research, Process, Testing—Repeat: Is there a Science to Financing Science?
January 27, 2012 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Robert Bailey (Biorefinery Magazine/Trusted Advisory)  …As in any bold challenge to old thinking, the biofuels industry is running into resistance to funding. The Valley of Death is where concepts lie in finance limbo between proven …

Why a Government-Based Business Strategy is Tricky
January 27, 2012 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Experts say it’s counterproductive, but biorefining firms continue on with government

The government is a tricky organization to work with. At least that’s what Pamela Serino, director for the quality and …

Aviation Must Tackle Its Environmental Impact Before It Can Be Allowed to Grow, Says UK’s Aviation Regulator
January 27, 2012 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Although aviation is a key driver of growth, without tackling its global and local environmental impact, the industry will not be able to realise its economic potential, says the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). …

EPA Issues Notice of Data Availability Concerning Renewable Fuels Produced from Palm Oil Under the RFS Program
January 27, 2012 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) to release its lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis of palm oil used as a feedstock to produce biodiesel and …

Bernie Sanders Pledges Legislation Ending ‘Absurdity’ of Federal Fossil Fuel Subsidies
January 27, 2012 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Mat McDermott  (TreeHugger)  We just learned, based on IEA calculations, if all fossil fuel subsidies were eliminated it would result in greenhouse gas emission cuts deep enough to get us halfway to preventing dangerous climate change. Indeed, …

Consumers Have More Options at the Pump
January 27, 2012 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Grebner  (Brownfield Ag News)   Fort Wayne, Ind. residents will have additional options when it comes to filling up their flex-fuel vehicles.  The flex-fuel pump – the first of its kind offers drivers the option for E85 or …

The Downside to America’s Fracking Frenzy
January 27, 2012 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by John Mathews (The Globalist)  …Today it is no longer evil oil companies riding roughshod over ranchers in Texas, but shale gas prospectors riding over communities’ rights wherever they drill — in the Antrim shale …

Gas Mileage, Brand Perception Dominate J.D. Powers ‘Avoidance’ Study
January 27, 2012 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(MSN Autos)  New-vehicle buyers heavily influenced by a general feeling about a brand, but specific about fuel-efficiency ratings.

…Fuel efficiency, in fact, was found to be “the most influential reason for purchasing a particular vehicle model,” …

Microbubbles Provide New Boost for Biofuel Production
January 27, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert)  …Now, a team led by Professor Will Zimmerman in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Sheffield, believe they have solved the problem. They have developed an inexpensive way of …

Scots Whisky Biofuel Team Launch Start-Up
January 27, 2012 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

(Edinburgh Napier University)  A NEW company has been launched to commercialise a process for producing biofuel made from whisky by-products.

Celtic Renewables Ltd, a spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Centre, will initially focus on Scotland’s …

A New Era of Domestic Energy
January 27, 2012 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Biofuels Digest/Algal Biomass Organization)  …We need to change our approach. Below are three things the biofuels industry in general, and the algae industry in particular can do in 2012 to help accelerate …

2012 ABO Legislative Fly-in February 29-March 1 Washington, DC
January 27, 2012 – 11:51 am | No Comment
2012 ABO Legislative Fly-in   February 29-March 1   Washington, DC

ABO members who attend will be able to meet with their representatives in the 113th Congress and advocate for ABO’s legislative agenda. A legislative briefing on March 1st will feature key speakers from the Senate and …

The World’s Fastest Vehicle Fueled by Vegetable Oil Showcased at DC Auto Show
January 26, 2012 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dave Schenker, founder and president of  the Greenspeed club came to the DC Auto Show to showcase the 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup, modified by Boise …

CAAFI Launches Path to Alternative Jet Fuel Readiness
January 26, 2012 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(CAAFI)  The goal of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI®) is to facilitate the development and deployment of alternative jet fuels that offer equivalent levels of safety and performance and compare favorably on cost …

Crash-Testing the Plug-In: Ford CEO Alan Mulally on the Pitfalls of His Company’s Newest Car.
January 26, 2012 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Lipman (The Daily Beast)  For more than three years, President Obama has been singing the praises of electric cars. He’s repeatedly called for 1 million plug-in and hybrid vehicles on the road by 2015. He’s …

Building a World Market from Scratch
January 26, 2012 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Alvaro Cordero  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/U.S. Grains Council)  From a barely recognized feed alternative 10 years ago, distillers dried grains with solubles continues to gain recognition and markets. DDGS is now widely recognized internationally, where …

Rolling into the Forage Market
January 26, 2012 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cattlemen are increasingly turning to value-added distillers grains products from SweetPro Feeds

…Using the coproduct from ethanol production as a medium for vitamins, minerals, yeast and enzymes provides benefits that …

Plastics Cozy Up to Distillers Grains
January 26, 2012 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Can a Nebraska company process wet distillers grains into a biobased resin to replace conventional petroleum-based resins? Laurel BioComposite LLC says yes.

…The pilot plant started up the end of …

Mixing it Up: Combining Stover with Distillers Grains for Cattle Feed
January 26, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Corn stover has been used in small amounts as cattle feed for more than 100 years. Separately, distillers grains has grown in popularity as a cattle feed over the …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for a New Advanced Biofuel Production Facility in Oregon: Project will Create Jobs, Expand Production of Biofuels
January 26, 2012 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has approved a conditional commitment in the amount of $232.5 million to ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery, LLC (ZBB) through the Biorefinery Assistance Program. ZBB …

French Biofuel Aid Helps Farmers, Costs Public: Study
January 26, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Gus Trompiz (Reuters)  French state support for crop-based biofuels has brought benefits for farming but also hidden costs for motorists who have ended up having to consume more fuel and pay higher prices, the …

South Africa Company to Invest E3bn in Local Ethanol Project
January 26, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Nomthandazo Nkambule  (The Swazi Observer)  A South African based company will invest about E3 billion in an ethanol project to be established along the Siphofaneni/Lavumisa corridor

Minister of Agriculture Clement Dlamini said the company, FuelEthanol and Agricultural Plantation, completed …

Cal Poly Partners with California Energy Commission to Launch Algae-Based Wastewater Treatment Plant
January 26, 2012 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(California Polytechnic State University)  Cal Poly faculty and students will demonstrate a new technology that uses algae to treat wastewater and produces biofuel as a byproduct. The system could be used at wastewater treatment facilities …

Return of the Pyromaniax
January 26, 2012 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You just can’t turn your back for very long, around the Pyromaniax – the researchers around the world working on pyrolysis. Now, pyro comes in several flavors – fast pyrolysis, …

The Latest Victim of Shale Gas — Clean Energy Technology
January 25, 2012 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Steve LeVine (Foreign Policy/Oil And Glory)  In the new issue of Wired, Julie Eilperin writes that clean-technology investment is in the throes of going bust, at least in the United States. That includes solar, wind and biofuels.

…Citi …

Synenergy Limited LLC and Allard Energy, Inc. to Revolutionize Medium-Scale Distributed Ethanol Fuel Refineries
January 25, 2012 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Allard Energy, Inc.)  Synenergy Limited, LLC, a global green solutions provider, today announced their distributorship with Allard Energy, Inc. (formerly, Allard Research and Development LLC), a leading innovator for small to medium scale ethanol production. Allard …

Lignol Receives Approval of Four New Key Biorefining and Lignin Patent Application
January 25, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC), a leading technology company in advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, today announced that it has received confirmation that four new patent applications have been approved, bringing the total number of approved patents …

Clean Cities Coalitions, Industry Partners Host Texas Workshops
January 25, 2012 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Clean Cities coalitions in Texas have partnered with Renewable Energy Group Inc. and Omaha, Neb.-based wholesale biodiesel distributor Bosselman Energy to co-host four workshops in four different cities throughout the …

Soy Board Announces Outreach Initiatives to Support Biodiesel
January 25, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The United Soybean Board recently announced it plans to deliver funds through its Green Ribbon Fairs reimbursement program encouraging fairs across the country to promote the use of soy-based products, …

United Arab Emirates School Buses to Fill up on Biodiesel Blends
January 25, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A fleet of school buses in the United Arab Emirates will soon be fueled by a biodiesel blend. Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of S.S. Lootah Group, and School …

University of Washington Students to Design Ultra-Efficient Hybrid Powered by Biodiesel
January 25, 2012 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …The latest iteration of the program, EcoCAR2, kicked off in mid-2011. A total of 16 teams were selected to participate in the current competition co-sponsored by General Motors Corp. Over …

Joule Unlimited, CPFD Software Win State Job Training Funds
January 25, 2012 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by  Megan Kamerick  (New Mexico Business Weekly)  …The JTIP board approved $263,542.58 for Joule Unlimited    to create 20 jobs. The company is building the first phase of its commercial plant in Hobbs on land owned by the state …

Retired Army General Calls Biofuels “Ammunition”
January 25, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Like oil in World War II, U.S. Army Ret. General Paul J. Kern believes that biofuels are the “ammunition” for America today. …The main focus of the highly decorated retired army …

FAO Chief Biofuel Criticism ‘Misinformed,’ Industry Lobby Says
January 25, 2012 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by  Rudy Ruitenberg (Bloomberg Business Week)  Criticism of biofuels and their impact on commodity prices by the new director general of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization is “simplistic and misinformed,” an industry lobby said.

Higher …

Obama Calls for End to Oil Subsidies
January 25, 2012 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama voiced strong support for renewable energy and an end to oil subsidies.

“We have subsidized oil companies for a century. …

Branstad Disses WSJ
January 25, 2012 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

Gov. Terry Branstad is quick to counterattack against any and all of Iowa’s critics and on Tuesday he included the nation’s largest business newspaper in comments to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association annual meeting in …

SkyNRG Serves First Middle Eastern Airline Etihad Airways via Boeing “Fuel from the Factory” Option
January 25, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market maker in sustainable jet fuel has supplied its first customer via a “fuel-from the factory ” option made possible with U.S. partners EPIC Aviation and Boeing.

Etihad Airways, the national …

Bills Aim to Help Establish Arizona as Algae-Farming Center
January 25, 2012 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Testa (Cronkite News)   Anticipating a day when Arizona becomes a leader in producing algae for biofuel, a Tucson lawmaker is pushing to have algae farms and related facilities defined — and taxed …

Maersk Tests SoladieselRD(R) in 6,500 Nautical Mile Commercial Voyage
January 25, 2012 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

(MarketWIre/Solazyme)  Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today that Maersk Line, one of the biggest shipping companies in the world, has completed the testing of Solazyme’s 100% algal derived renewable diesel as …

Cyprus Wants to Grow Tiny Algae and See if They Are a Good Biofuels Alternative to Diesel
January 25, 2012 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(Balkans.com)  Cyprus Agricultural Research Institute, a non-profit branch of the Agriculture Ministry, wants to grow tiny algae and see if they are a good biofuels alternative to diesel reports Cyprus Mail. …A solution seems to …

Pond Biofuels to Pilot Cement Absorption System
January 25, 2012 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

(Daily Commercial News)  Pond Biofuels is piloting a new carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption system at St. Marys Cement.

The new system will reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing dirty smokestack emissions to grow algae which can be …

Gevo Wins Key Patent, Sues Dupont, Butamax
January 25, 2012 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo has received a patent on its GIFT separation unit, addressing the separation technology used to produce propanols, butanols, pentanols, and hexanols.  The claims also address how ethanol plants …

And Now, a Word from Davos: “Moving towards a Next-Generation Ethanol Economy”.
January 25, 2012 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bloomberg New Energy Finance launched its report “Moving towards a next-generation ethanol economy”. Commissioned by Novozymes, the report estimates the socioeconomic prospects of deploying advanced biofuels in eight of the highest agricultural-producing …

“ALL-of-the-Above” Except Biofuels
January 25, 2012 – 9:37 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Here’s the President’s new energy policy. 

“This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy – a strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and full …

Earthquakes, Water Pollution and Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Fracking – Strike Number Three?
January 24, 2012 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  …While U.S. energy companies began fracking for gas in the late 1990s, there was a dramatic increase in 2005 after the administration of President  George W. Bush exempted fracking from regulations …

The Commercial Impacts of Biofuel Sustainability April 4, 2012 London, UK
January 24, 2012 – 12:59 pm | No Comment
The Commercial Impacts of Biofuel Sustainability    April 4, 2012  London, UK

Course objectives

How is “sustainability” determined?
Why does it matter from a business perspective?
Which issues (including policy and certification) do you need to understand?
What are the costs to a business and what are the market/sales advantages?

Designed for …

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 4-7, 2012 Minneapolis, MN DEADLINE February 10, 2012
January 24, 2012 – 12:44 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo   June 4-7, 2012  Minneapolis, MN    DEADLINE  February 10, 2012

Submit your presentation idea today! This is the year to present.

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to reach thousands of ethanol industry decision makers. With 4 tracks, 30 panels, 130-plus speakers, 300-plus exhibits and an anticipated …

2012 Farm Bill Biomass/Biofuel Recommendations
January 24, 2012 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Retain Agricultural Land: Agricultural and forest lands are vulnerable to loss due to reduction of the dairy and pulp/paper industries and conversion to residential or commercial development.  They …

USDA Makes 2012 REAP Funding Available
January 24, 2012 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Anna Austin (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  The USDA announced Jan. 20 a Notice of Funding Availability for its Rural Energy for America Program, and is inviting agricultural producers and rural small businesses to …

Ethanol Group Makes Suggestions for State of the Union Speech
January 24, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  American ethanol production is creating jobs, energizing rural economies, reducing oil imports, and helping all consumers save money at the pump emphasized the Renewable Fuels Association today in a letter to …

Judge Denies Petition to Implement California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
January 24, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill denied the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) motion to stay the decision he issued on December 29, 2011 that had halted the enforcement of …

Cepsa Useful Microalgae Grown to Produce Biodiesel
January 24, 2012 – 10:04 am | No Comment

(EuropaPress)  Research Center and the Department Cepsa Cepsa working since 2010 in a research project to evaluate the feasibility of using microalgae in obtaining useful fatty acids for the production of biodiesel.  READ MORE

Durham Scientists Study Plants for Biofuel Production
January 24, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Whitney L.J. Howell  (NewsObserver)  …Inside its redesigned, sustainable lab space near the Durham Performing Arts Center, GrassRoots Biotechnology uses patented research methods to study plant genes.

The goal, said company co-founder Philip Benfey, is to …

Inverbio Project Starts Production of Ethanol from Sugar Cane
January 24, 2012 – 9:32 am | No Comment

(E-Consulta)  The Veracruz Institute of Bioenergetics (Inverbio) began work for the start of production of 2 000 hectares of sugar cane for bioethanol in the area known as La Brena, Tlalixcoyan Township, with the participation …

Robo-Copter Will Keep Tabs on Navy’s Biofuel Plants
January 24, 2012 – 9:26 am | No Comment

by Spencer Ackerman and Noah Shachtman (Wired)  The Navy is hoping to one day run a huge chunk of its fleet on biofuels. So the Navy’s advanced researchers — and their partners at the U.S. Department …

Texas Farmer Wades into ‘Feed versus Fuel’ Battle
January 24, 2012 – 9:18 am | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association)  Ongoing media coverage on corn usage tends to sensationalize trends by pitting demand from the ethanol industry against that from livestock, but Corn Board member Wesley Spurlock, a Texas farmer, has …

Policies for Bioenergy in an Era of Austerity
January 24, 2012 – 9:08 am | No Comment

By Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  What should be the priorities for federal government support for bioenergy, in an era of fiscal austerity and a broken consensus on energy policy?

My goal is develop interactively with …

POET, DSM Form Landmark Cellulosic Ethanol Joint Venture
January 24, 2012 – 8:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two titans form a monster JV, starting out with a $250M investment.

…In Iowa, Poet has teamed with Dutch-based Royal DSM to create a 50/50 joint venture called Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels that will …

Low Carbon Fuel Standard: A Petroleum Marketer’s Perspective
January 23, 2012 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  California’s low carbon fuel standard is a hot topic at this week’s California Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Conference in San Francisco. During a panel titled “California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard …

Von Wedel Discusses Biodiesel Fuel Quality Issues at California Show
January 23, 2012 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Although the biodiesel industry is maturing, fuel quality is still a central issue. Randall von Wedel, principal biochemist with BioSolar Group and CytoCulture International Inc., closed the California Biodiesel & …

NBB’s Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians Training Program Earns ASE Accreditation
January 23, 2012 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by National Biodiesel Board (Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board’s Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians training program has taken a huge leap forward in becoming the nation’s first Automotive Service Excellence accredited program for supplying biodiesel …

Global Pongamia World 2012 June 25-26 Jaipur, India
January 23, 2012 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
Global Pongamia World 2012   June 25-26  Jaipur, India

2 Day Pongamia State of Art International Workshop

BACKGROUND

Development of pongamia as a biofuel crop has largely been underway in India, at CJP where scientists have been assessing new crops to support sustainable rural development. There is significant …

Exploring New Feedstock Sources: Pongomia Shows Promise as New Oil Source
January 23, 2012 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A legume tree native to tropical and temperate regions around the world is attracting attention as a potential new biodiesel feedstock. Pongamia Pinnata—also known as Millettia Pinnata—produces oil-rich seeds that …

Feedstock Flexibility: Key to Future Profitability?
January 23, 2012 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Pete Moss (Biodiesel Magazine/Frazier, Barnes & Associates)  …Refined soybean oil is more expensive than degummed. Tallow is more expensive than yellow grease and so on. But why is soybean oil more expensive when it …

A Critical Component
January 23, 2012 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Choosing the most appropriate feedstock pretreatment method for a given facility can make or break plant economics

A wide variety of feedstock pretreatment materials and technologies is readily available in the …

Keeping Pace
January 23, 2012 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Is there sufficient supply of feedstock to support the build-out of a 6 billion gallon biodiesel industry over the next decade?

…If the industry stands a chance competing with Big Oil …

Oilheat’s War of Attrition: Can Oilheat Compete with Natural Gas in the Northeast?
January 23, 2012 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine) … Northeasterners will be cozying up to heat that primarily comes in one of two forms—heating oil or natural gas—and the competition behind the scenes between the companies supplying those …

Algae: The Cornerstone Feedstock
January 23, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (Algae Industry Magazine)  If only there were enough algae to meet the demand. Algae is highly productive, soaks up toxins and CO2, and can be grown without impacting food or fresh water …

Nuffield Council and Bioethics Publishes Biofuels Teaching Resources
January 23, 2012 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a set of teaching resources based on its report Biofuels: ethical issues. The resources introduce students to the advantages and disadvantages of different types of biofuels, and include …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 10-13, 2012 San Diego, CA DEADLINE: February 24, 2012
January 23, 2012 – 1:07 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts   June 10-13, 2012     San Diego, CA   DEADLINE:  February 24, 2012

The 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides a new level of direct interaction between the leaders in the scientific field, the strategic partners and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed …

2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 10-13, 2012 San Diego, CA
January 23, 2012 – 1:04 pm | No Comment
2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts    June 10-13, 2012    San Diego, CA

The 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides a new level of direct interaction between the leaders in the scientific field, the strategic partners and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed …

Embrapa Will Charge Less Than Monsanto for Modified Sugar Cane
January 23, 2012 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Brazil’s state-owned agricultural research agency, plans to charge less than major seed companies including Monsanto Co. (MON), Bayer AG (BAYN) and Syngenta AG (SYNN) when it begins selling sugar cane that’s genetically …

Oregon State University Researcher Highlights Public,Private Biomass Work in Oregon
January 23, 2012 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …During a presentation at the 2012 Pacific West Biomass Conference & Tradeshow, Christine Kelly, an associate professor of chemical, biological and environmental engineering at Oregon State University, outlined the achievements …

Applying the DARPA Concepts to Energy Innovation: The Emerging ARPA-E Model February 3, 2012 Webinar
January 23, 2012 – 12:04 pm | No Comment
Applying the DARPA Concepts to Energy Innovation: The Emerging ARPA-E Model    February 3, 2012   Webinar

Driving growth through innovation isn’t just about boosting science funding and hoping for the best. Institutions – and their management models – matter. In the past, public agencies like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency …

Scrapping Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Would Get Us Halfway There on Climate Change
January 23, 2012 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Ezra Klein, Brad Plumer (The Washington Post)  …In 2010, the world spent $409 billion on fossil-fuel subsidies to artificially lower the price of coal, gas and oil. Eliminating those subsidies would curb fuel use …

Fungus Research at Montana State University Could Help Biofuels Production
January 23, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jason Bacaj  (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  …(Mark) Kozubal found the fungus could survive in an acidic habitat with a pH of 6, an acidity level similar to cow’s milk. What was really amazing, though, was …

Researcher Sees DDGS as Potential Savior of U.S. Shrimp Industry
January 23, 2012 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(Addison) Lawrence, a project leader and scientist in charge at Texas AgriLife Research Mariculture Laboratory at Port Aransas, Texas, explains that two things have hit the U.S. domestic shrimp …

JOil Sees Tripling of Jatropha Productivity over Next Eight Years through Application of Biotechnology
January 23, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/Moneylife)  Scientific findings and process on biofuel crop presented in a paper delivered at INSULA (International Scientific Council for Island Development) / RSB (Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels), Conference in UNESCO, Paris

JOil (S) Pte Ltd, a scientific …

US a Cereal Offender on Ethanol, Says UN
January 23, 2012 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Rudy Ruitenberg (Sydney Morning Herald)  The US policy to produce ethanol biofuel from corn is raising prices for the grain across the world, said Jose Graziano da Silva, the new director-general of the United …

Germany Advised Not to Import Food for Biofuel
January 23, 2012 – 9:19 am | No Comment

by Michael Hogan  (Reuters)    Govt advisors warn against biofuel feedstock imports

* Importing foods for biofuels could endanger supplies

* Biofuels industry says claims reckless

Germany should not increase imports of food to produce biofuels, because this could threaten …

POET Abandons Plan for Pipeline to East Coast
January 23, 2012 – 9:11 am | No Comment

by Cody Winchester (Argus Leader)  Lack of federal money causes ethanol giant to shift priorities

Ethanol giant Poet has scuttled plans for a $4 billion pipeline that would have carried Midwestern ethanol to the East Coast, …

American Ethanol Gears Up for 2012 NASCAR Season
January 23, 2012 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …During the NASCAR Preview fan event in Charlotte, N.C. this weekend, American Ethanol announced that it will continue relationships with Richard Childress Racing and RAB Racing for the 2012 season. This …

LanzaTech Raises $58M in Series C Round; Petronas Becomes Strategic Investor
January 23, 2012 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In India, LanzaTech is working with Indian Oil and Jindal Power and Steel Limited on a facility to convert industrial waste gases into ethanol. It also has partnered with Concord …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Algae Biomass Summit September 24-27, 2012 Denver, CO DEADLINE April 6, 2012
January 20, 2012 – 3:40 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  Algae Biomass Summit September 24-27, 2012 Denver, CO  DEADLINE  April 6, 2012

Submit an Abstract and Present at the Largest Algal Biomass Conference in the World!
The Algal Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking opportunities in breakout or panel sessions and poster presentations for the 2012 Algae …

Algae Biomass Summit September 24-27, 2012 Denver, CO
January 20, 2012 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
Algae Biomass Summit    September 24-27, 2012   Denver, CO

The 6th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 24-27, 2012 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: March 15, 2012
January 20, 2012 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium   DEADLINE:  March 15, 2012

Every year a huge number of senior and serious refining professionals gather together at this summit to discuss and debate latest business issues and also the latest updates on technical developments along with technology showcase …

4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium
January 20, 2012 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012   October 22-23    Brussels, Belgium

Only Global Conference on Refining Technology

200 + Delegates

One to One Meetings

World Class Speakers

 

Media Coverage & Speaker Longue

Exhibition

Business Card Exchange Session   READ MORE

NPRA Calls on EPA to Reconsider Cellulosic Biofuel Volumes
January 20, 2012 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(National Petrochemical & Refiners Association/Yahoo!)  The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, American Petroleum Institute and Western States Petroleum Associationjointly filed a petition today requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency waive the 2011 cellulosic biofuel volume mandate in its entirety, …

Biofuels – Coast Guard Going Green
January 20, 2012 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  To comply with the mandate to increase the use of alternative fuels, the Coast Guard has enlisted the help of Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers with expertise in fuels and engines. …

The New Biofactories
January 20, 2012 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Robert Carlson (What Matters)  …Amyris Biotechnologies has modified yeast to transform sugar into useful compounds, including malaria drugs and biofuels that can substitute for today’s jet fuel, diesel, and gasoline. The company will begin …

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division
January 20, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the production of Clean Energy & Power.

The company has entered negotiations for the purchase of multiple …

Verdezyne Secures Patent on Engineered Microorganism
January 20, 2012 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Verdezyne) Verdezyne, Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable chemicals and fuels from non-petroleum sources, has been granted a United States Patent on engineered microorganisms.

Verdezyne was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,093,037, titled “Engineered Microorganisms With …

2012 Merger Mania Gets Underway: Green Biologics, Butylfuel Merge
January 20, 2012 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In the UK, Green Biologics Limited  announced the merger between GBL and butylfuel Inc., a US-based renewable chemicals and biofuels company. The new company will operate under the Green Biologics …

Biofuel from beneath the Waves
January 20, 2012 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Zoe Cormier (Nature)  Engineered bacterium can produce ethanol directly from seaweed.

Bioengineers have devised a way to produce ethanol from seaweed, laying the groundwork for a biofuel that doesn’t sacrifice food crops.

Yasuo Yoshikuni and his …

Texas Corn Grower Comments on Food vs. Fuel
January 20, 2012 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A Texas corn grower says the “feed versus fuel” debate is based in fallacy.

Texas Corn Producers Board member Wesley Spurlock of Stratford has been speaking to groups across the Midwest explaining how …

Companies Show Interest in Ethanol Plant
January 20, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Corcino  (The Progress News)  The Bionol Clearfield ethanol plant could have some potential buyers. At last night’s meeting of the Clearfield Lawrence Township Joint Airport Authority, manager Richard Shaffer said he has received …

New E85 Blender Pump Available in Arcadia, Neb.
January 20, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Ann Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com)  A new blender pump is now available at Trotter Service in Arcadia, Neb.

This E85 blender pump is one of approximately 60 in Nebraska to offer the renewable fuel, ethanol. This station will offer unleaded, …

Finding Growth Potential for Biomass: An Outlook for 2012 & Beyond Under Current Realities February 1, 2012 Webinar
January 20, 2012 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
Finding Growth Potential for Biomass: An Outlook for 2012 & Beyond Under Current Realities   February 1, 2012    Webinar

This webinar will highlight opportunities for financing biomass projects from a variety of different sources such as government programs, hybrid financial mechanisms, offshore funding and the US capital markets.  Topics include the status of government …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Streamlines Access to Energy Investment Information at USDA
January 20, 2012 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the launch of a USDA energy website that will provide stakeholders fast and efficient access to USDA energy efficiency and renewable energy data. Today’s announcement builds …

USDA Approves Conditional Commitment for $25M Guaranteed Loan for New Fiberight Biorefinery
January 20, 2012 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a conditional commitment for a $25 million guaranteed loan to build a biorefinery plant with funding support from USDA’s Biorefinery Assistance Program. The plant will be …

Defining Biomass: ACORE Presents Its Unified, Simplified Biomass Definition to Congress
January 20, 2012 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  When the American Council on Renewable Energy’s Biomass Definition Subcommittee pitched its unified biomass definition to members of Congress in early November, the consensus was clear: no …

Time to Assess Biomass Project Funding Options
January 20, 2012 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Emily Chad and Todd Taylor (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  A veritable alphabet soup of government funding programs exist that can help you get your project off the ground. These programs include:

• USDA Biorefinery …

The Importance of Due Diligence for Algae Startups
January 20, 2012 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Peter A. Letvin (Biomass Power and Thermal/Energy & Environmental Research Center )  Algae holds promise as a next-generation biofuel, both for heat and electricity and especially for transportation fuels. Algae could potentially be a game …

‘Generic Fuel’ Might Make Good Slogan
January 20, 2012 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol – the generic fuel. Nice phrase that might have some merit as a slogan. It’s adapted from a letter to the editor from Merle Wise, Sebastian, Fla. that was …

Iowa Corn Continues Sponsorship of INDYCAR Race
January 19, 2012 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield)  The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board will continue their sponsorship of the annual Iowa Corn Indy 250 race in 2012.

…Iowa Corn CEO Craig Floss says the INDYCAR …

Washington State Horticultural Association Opposes Bill to Provide Additional Water for Organic Crops and Biofuel Crops
January 19, 2012 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Organic Tree Fruit Growers Alliance)  At a recent legislative hearing in Olympia, the Washington StateHorticultural Association and its lobbyist Jim Halstrom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvVO8tJc7zI) publicly opposed legislation (House Bill 2192) that would provide a relatively small amount of new water …

From Field to Biorefinery: Computer Model Optimizes Biofuel Operations
January 19, 2012 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  Research into biofuel crops such as switchgrass and Miscanthus has focused mainly on how to grow these crops and convert them into fuels. But many steps lead from the farm to the biorefinery, and each could …

RFA Critical of Effort to Include Fossil Fuels in RFS
January 19, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is rejecting the notion that greater efforts need to be made to include fossil fuels in the nation’s fuel supply.  Specifically, the RFA is very critical of …

Iowa State University-Led Group Awarded $25 Million Grant for Land Use, Biofuel Production Study
January 19, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  Now, an Iowa State University-based study over the next five years will examine whether a single, coordinated production system can address all of these concerns while making profits for producers.

A multi-state, interdisciplinary …

Japan’s Toyo to Build 10,000 mt/year Ethanol Plant in Malaysia by Q2 2013
January 19, 2012 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Japanese Toyo Engineering Co is to build a 10,000 mt/year industrial-grade ethanol plant in Johor Baru, Malaysia by Q2 2013, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

The plant, to be run by a joint …

Algae.Tec, Shandong Kerui for Algal Biofuels JV in China
January 19, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In China, Australia’s Algae.Tec has signed a binding MOU for a 50/50 equity joint venture (JV) in China with Chinese company the Shandong Kerui Group Holding Ltd.

The first project under the JV …

Soybean Checkoff to Partner with Nine Clean Cities Coalitions
January 19, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Jackson County Times-Journal)  The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff have announced the participants in the 2012 biodiesel and Bioheat® communications program, which helps cities across the United States spread the word about the …

Top 10 Women of BioFuels
January 19, 2012 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Ann Pinkerton  (CleanTechies.com)  …Clean technology is ever-changing, with new innovators, particularly among women, making their mark in a traditionally male-dominated field. In this occasional series, we shine the spotlight on the most savvy and …

A Plan for the Future of Biofuels in America or The Real Economics of Fuels (Bio and Otherwise)
January 19, 2012 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In last days of the 2011 session the US Congress, with a job approval rating of 11% , cancelled the VEETC ethanol subsidy and dropped the tariff on …

Energy Freedom Comes to Vero Beach
January 19, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Vero Beach, Florida, they’ll be celebrating Tax Freedom Day, but also Energy Freedom Day. As of April 15th, the 8 million gallon INEOS Bio cellulosic ethanol plant is expected …

2nd Algae World Australia April 16-17, 2012 Perth, Australia
January 18, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment
2nd Algae World Australia   April 16-17, 2012    Perth, Australia

Scaling up to the next level & developments inprocessing technology from harvesting,separation to extraction

Key Highlights

Assessment of the possible scale of algae cultivation & biocrude potential across Australia
Open Pond systems with high saline algae – Muradel …

RETECH 2012 October 17-19 Washington, DC
January 18, 2012 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
RETECH 2012    October 17-19   Washington, DC

CONNECT with the World’s Renewable Energy Leaders from Government, Utility, Finance
and Technology

RETECH 2012 is the only event dedicated to delivering coverage on EVERY discipline of renewable energy technology.  RETECH is THE renewable energy industry’s meeting place for over 3,000 …

CALL FOR PAPERS: RETECH 2012 October 17-19 Washington, DC DEADLINE February 17, 2012
January 18, 2012 – 3:34 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:   RETECH 2012   October 17-19   Washington, DC   DEADLINE  February 17, 2012

CONNECT with the World’s Renewable Energy Leaders from Government, Utility, Finance
and Technology

RETECH 2012 is the only event dedicated to delivering coverage on EVERY discipline of renewable energy technology.  RETECH is THE renewable energy industry’s meeting place for over 3,000 …

16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2012 Washington, DC
January 18, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference    June 18-20, 2012    Washington, DC

The Premier Green Chemistry Event of the Year!

One location
Three Days
More than 20 sessions

A full day of programming devoted to registered students
Who should attend
Chemists, engineers, researchers, policy analysts, managers/directors, venture capitalists, chemistry and engineering students. In …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2012 US Biochar Conference July 29-August 1 Rohnert Park, CA DEADLINE March 10, 2012
January 18, 2012 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  2012 US Biochar Conference   July 29-August 1   Rohnert Park, CA   DEADLINE  March 10, 2012

To be held July 29th to August 1st in the center of Sonoma County’s world-class wine country, we are focusing on the practical use and production of biochar at the community level and what will …

2012 Biochar Conference July 29-August 1 Rohnert Park, CA
January 18, 2012 – 2:14 pm | No Comment
2012 Biochar Conference  July 29-August 1    Rohnert Park, CA

To be held July 29th to August 1st in the center of Sonoma County’s world-class wine country, we are focusing on the practical use and production of biochar at the community level and what will …

Ferrari Running E-85 Ethanol: Bellissimo!
January 18, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Ferrari is the world’s premier builder of expensive beautiful cars. But, Ferraris are not simple pretty car show models. From the 250 GTO of 1965 to the current …