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Fifth Stop: Sustainability
April 30, 2012 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Broeren  (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  …Much more than a buzzword, “sustainable” means that trade-offs—social, environmental and economic factors—have been measured, modeled and validated against actual “boots on the ground data” measured at agricultural …

EU Biofuels’ Indirect Carbon Emissions Debate To Move Forward
April 30, 2012 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Wall Street Journal/Governors Biofuels Coalition)  Top European Union policy makers will next week be faced with one of Europe’s most controversial climate policies, as they consider whether biofuels do more harm than good when it …

E15 Gas Brings Conflict to Pumps
April 30, 2012 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  A new blend of ethanol and gasoline may soon show up at the gas station pumps — along with mixed messages on whether it’s safe to put it in your …

Sustainable Biofuels? From Agro-Fueled Land Conflicts to Algae
April 30, 2012 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Jack Eidt (WilderUtopia)  Fossil Fuel Alternatives: Our Way Out of the Heat and Smog

…Institutionally-Supported Industrial Monocrop Supercedes Peasant Agriculture. The search for alternatives to fossil fuels has created a land boom in Latin American-African- and …

Green Cars Take Top Prize in U.S. Racing Series
April 30, 2012 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Julia Pyper (E&E/Governors’ Biofuel Coalition)  The Audi R18 Ultra, a turbocharged-diesel prototype running on bio-to-liquid fuel, won the 2012 Sebring race and the Michelin Green X Challenge.

The checkered flag dropped at the Le Mans …

Initiation of the Biofuels Company Accelerator, the Biodiesel Plant, and North Carolina’s Biofuels Campus May 3, 2012 Oxford, NC
April 30, 2012 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Initiation of the Biofuels Company Accelerator, the Biodiesel Plant,  and North Carolina’s Biofuels Campus  May 3, 2012   Oxford, NC

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  A new sector and a new technology, biofuels necessarily requires places for discovery, interaction, and assistance to new companies and projects. Newly upfitted in spaces and equipment, the Biofuels Company …

Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels
April 30, 2012 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced today up to $15 million available to demonstrate biomass-based oil supplements …

Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves
April 30, 2012 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

The Energy Department announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies for use in developing countries. The funding will support the development of innovative cookstove designs …

PRAJ & F.O. Licht Present a One-Day Pre-Conference Workshop at ‘F.O. Licht’s Biofuels in Central and Eastern Europe 2012’ for the Bioethanol / Beverage Alcohol Sector June 12-14, 2012 Budapest, Hungary
April 30, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
PRAJ & F.O. Licht Present a One-Day Pre-Conference Workshop at ‘F.O. Licht’s Biofuels in Central and Eastern Europe 2012’ for the Bioethanol / Beverage Alcohol Sector  June 12-14, 2012      Budapest,  Hungary

“With increasing focus on sustainability in the European Union and the need to drive down operating costs, organizations need innovative technologies and solutions. This directly applies to the ethanol and alcohol industry. This workshop promotes …

Diesel Cars Make a Comeback in the U.S.
April 30, 2012 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Julia Pyper  (Scientific American/ClimateWire)   Sooty, finicky diesel engines are a thing of the past, boosting prospects for the fuel-efficient automobiles in America

…On average, about 85 percent of the particle matter emitted from diesel trucks is …

Biofuels International Expo and Conference November 21-22, 2012 Antwerp, Belgium
April 30, 2012 – 3:56 pm | No Comment
Biofuels International Expo and Conference  November 21-22, 2012   Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its fifth year, Biofuels International 2012 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers, R&D departments, company CEOs and …

Santa Fe Community College to Offer OSHA Biofuels Training June 1-2, 2012 Santa Fe, NM
April 30, 2012 – 3:40 pm | No Comment
Santa Fe Community College to Offer OSHA Biofuels Training   June 1-2, 2012    Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Community College will be offering an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) two-day course providing basic information regarding hazards, regulations, health and safety training for workers and entrepreneurs entering the biofuels industry. Completion …

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy October 10-12, 2012 Vancouver, BC Canada
April 27, 2012 – 6:11 pm | No Comment
Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy    October 10-12, 2012   Vancouver, BC Canada

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), a leader in industrial biotechnology, is pleased to announce the seventh annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held in Vancouver, Canada from October 10th – …

Commission to Decide if Farms Allowed to Produce Ethanol
April 27, 2012 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Diane Wagner   (Rome News Tribune)  The Floyd County Commission is expected to decide at its May 8 meeting if it will allow local farmers to make a limited amount of ethanol onsite, for use as …

Senate Ag Committee OK’s $800M for Farm Bill Energy Programs; DOE OK’d to Move $100M for Advanced Biofuels
April 27, 2012 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Senate Agriculture Committee has approved $800 million in mandatory biofuels-related funding for the proposed energy title in the upcoming Farm Bill.

…Yesterday, Senators Kent Conrad of North Dakota …

The US Bioeconomy Blueprint: the 10 Minute Guide
April 27, 2012 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Obama Administration releases its long-awaited, historic strategic plan for the bioeconomy, and US economic revival from advances in health sciences, agriculture, industrial biotechnology and advanced biofuels.    No time …

Ethanol Industry 101 Seminar June 4, 2012 Minneapolis, MN
April 27, 2012 – 11:23 am | No Comment
Ethanol Industry 101 Seminar     June 4, 2012    Minneapolis, MN

The Ethanol Industry 101 Seminar will serve as a one day, in-depth survey of the history, science, production and market basics of the ethanol industry. Populated by some of the industry’s most recognized professionals, this seminar will …

Algae Is Not Endive: The Future of Biofuels in the United States
April 26, 2012 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

by Dan Morgan (The Globalist)  The plant world has a curious way of providing fodder for Republicans in the midst of important elections in the United States. In 1988, the party cast the Democrat’s presidential …

A.I.M. Interview: Bioprocess Algae CEO Tim Burns
April 26, 2012 – 7:56 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Many eyes are closely watching the development arc at Bioprocess Algae, in Shenandoah, Iowa, for signs that this might be the model for future farming.

…Tim Burns was also President, CEO and a …

Brown Grease Collection Unit Helps Provide Low-Cost Feedstock
April 26, 2012 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)   Bio-Energy Holdings Inc. has developed a brown grease collection process unit available for restaurants, trademarked the A-Ceptor, to help avoid clogged grease traps, fines and sewer problems. The unit, …

EPA Levies Administrative Fines for Invalid Biodiesel RINs
April 26, 2012 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has announced the amount of administrative settlements levied against 30 obligated parties and renewable fuel exporters due to the purchase of invalid biodiesel renewable identification numbers (RINs) …

Take Courage! Develop a Comprehensive, Strategic Meaningful Energy Policy that Answers the Tough Questions–or Not…
April 26, 2012 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In an interview with Kris Bevill of Ethanol Producer Magazine, John Eichberger, National Association of Convenience Stores vice president of government relations and author of the paper, titled “The …

25x’25 Steering Committee Member Michael Bowman, White House ‘Champion of Change’ Alum, Meets with Obama
April 26, 2012 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Wray, CO Advocate Urges President to Lend More Support to Bioenergy Development, Support Higher Ethanol Blends

Mike Bowman, a member of the National 25x’25 Alliance’s Steering Committee, met with President Obama today and …

New Survey: Americans United on Renewable Energy Future
April 26, 2012 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(The CLEAN)  (The) Civil Society Institute released new survey results that show that the vast majority of Americans are not only ready to grapple with tough energy choices, but also to move toward clean, renewable …

Report Illustrates Interconnected Web of Alternative Fuel Players
April 26, 2012 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Biorefining Magazine)   A report recently released by Boston-based advisory firm Lux Research Inc., titled “Mapping Empires, Goldmines, and Landmines in the Alternative Fuels Network,” examines the role of partnerships within the alternative …

Microbe Engineered to Produce New Product at Lower Temperatures
April 26, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  A team of researchers at the University of Georgia’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology recently published the results of a study relating to hyperthermophiles—or heat-loving microorganisms—that may prove beneficial …

Trillium FiberFuels, Oregon State University Get Grant for Advanced Biomass Enzymes
April 26, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(Trillium FiberFuels Inc./Biorefining Magazine)  A team of scientists from Trillium FiberFuels and Oregon State University has been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the U.S. DOE to further develop innovative enzymes that could …

Virdia Opens Its Cellulosic Sugar Demonstration Plant in Va.
April 26, 2012 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Virdia/Biorefining Magazine)  Cellulosic sugar developer Virdia announced April 24 the opening of its demonstration facility at its new technology center in Danville, Va. Located on the campus for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, …

America’s Biofuel Industry Moves From The Beaker To Barrel, ABFA President Testifies To Congress
April 26, 2012 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  Testifying today before the U.S. House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, Michael McAdams, president, Advanced Biofuels Association – ABFA, said he is, “proud to report to this Committee and …

Chemrec Enters Into Cooperation Agreement With China Tianchen Engineering Corporation on Advanced Biofuel Plants
April 26, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Chemrec)  Chemrec today (April 24, 2012) signed a cooperation agreement with China Tianchen Engineering Corporation, TCC, to provide an integrated offering of Chemrec plants on a global lump-sum turn-key basis and co-market the Chemrec black …

Groups Call On U.S. Senate to Authorize Funding for Military Biofuel
April 26, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  Energy security is a vital part of national security; we can improve energy security with advanced biofuel production in the U.S. The Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Advanced BioFuel Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, …

Paper Evaluates Consequences of Dueling CAFE, RFS Policies
April 26, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increasing fuel efficiency standards are expected to shrink U.S. gasoline demand over the coming years while, at the same time, the renewable fuel standard (RFS) will require increasing amounts …

Specialty Fuel Additives Market
April 26, 2012 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Reportlinker (Sacramento Bee)  …Some of the biggest impacts of the RFS2 regulations will be in the diesel additive segment. Cold flow improvers will grow at the fastest rate relative to other fuel additives due …

Novozymes Joins, Invests in Maabjerg Energy Concept, a New Industrial Energy System
April 26, 2012 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Finding synergy between biogas, ethanol and power generation – the Maabjerg Energy Concept promises a new approach to energy economics and sustainability, through the capture and repurpose of industrial byproducts.

…Last …

EPA Awards More Than $1 Million to College Teams for Innovative Environmental Solutions
April 25, 2012 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams from across the country who participated in the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design …

Large Biofuel Purchases Reported Near
April 25, 2012 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  At least two commercially viable biofuel off take agreements with suppliers are expected to be announced this year with airlines, according to Airline Association VP & Economist, John Heimlich. This …

EU Report Questions Conventional Biofuels’ Sustainability
April 25, 2012 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Conventional biofuels like biodiesel increase carbon dioxide emissions and are too expensive to consider as a long-term alternative fuel, a draft EU report says.

The study ‘EU Transport GHG [greenhouse gases]: Routes to 2050’ estimates that …

Forecast Calls for Climate-Smart Business (Part 2): Paul Douglas
April 25, 2012 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Paul Douglas (Bloomberg Business Week)  When will American business wake up to the scientific reality of climate change?

When the common-sense moderate middle wakes up. When pragmatic entrepreneurs and investors realize an intransigent, inflexible and, …

Biofuels and the IMF: Can Three Producer Nations Save the Global Economy?
April 25, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …The new boss, acting in the in the person of Brazil, has already wrought what most would consider a miracle by bringing India and Pakistan to the peace table …

Otago University Has Begun a Trial of a Large Asian Grass with the Aim of Using It as Biofuel to Power Its Heating Systems.
April 25, 2012 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Radio New Zealand)  The researchers are putting 7000 Miscanthus giganteus plants on sites near Port Chalmers and Oturehua in central Otago to test its growth patterns and frost-resistance.

Lead botanist Janice Lord says the grass has great potential …

China Seeks to Develop Biofuels Industry Despite Production Difficulties
April 25, 2012 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by  Liu Yuanyuan (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)   China seeks to promote the development of its biofuels industry through a series of supportive measures despite mass production difficulties. A spokesperson for the National Energy Bureau said that the Chinese …

Energy Coalition Disappointed in Farm Bill Draft
April 25, 2012 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A coalition of trade groups and organizations representing renewable energy, energy efficiency, farm and environmental interests is disappointed in a 2012 Farm Bill draft out of the Senate Agriculture Committee that …

Biofuels and City Air: A Marginal Effect
April 25, 2012 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Service  (Science)  If drivers switch from gasoline to biofuels, will it lessen the air pollution that shrouds cities around the world? Studies of auto emissions have indicated it might. But the first citywide …

SynGas and the Front-End Problem of Biofuels
April 25, 2012 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Making good, affordable syngas from municipal solid waste to unlock 9 billion gallons of low-cost fuel? Covanta’s hot new gasification technology makes a big dent in the big challenge.

…The bumps …

The 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: Current Issues, Future Trends November 13-15, 2012 Gaithersburg, MD
April 24, 2012 – 6:25 pm | No Comment
The 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: Current Issues, Future Trends      November 13-15, 2012   Gaithersburg, MD

Organizers: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – USA

National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) – Brazil

European Commission – DG ENER – EU

This international conference is being organized by the U.S. National Institute of …

Soy Checkoff Sponsors Tractor Pulls Again to Showcase Biodiesel
April 24, 2012 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(The United Soybean Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …As part of a larger strategy to promote soy biodiesel’s benefits among diesel users, the checkoff will once again co-sponsor the National Tractor Pullers Association season of approximately 80 tractor …

CJP’s Global Jojoba World May 25-26, 2012 Jaipur, India
April 24, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
CJP’s Global Jojoba World  May 25-26, 2012    Jaipur, India

CJP’s Global Jojoba World focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. CJP is …

Chinese Researchers Improve Camelina Yields, Growth Rate
April 24, 2012 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of researchers representing two Chinese universities have published a peer-reviewed research paper in theBiotechnology for Biofuels scientific journal that investigates how the overexpression of purple acid phosphatase 2 (AtPAP2) …

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Summer Programs for Educators: Accepting Applications!
April 24, 2012 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

The Education and Outreach area of GLBRC supports and collaborates on a diverse array of programs, which complement our mission and goals. These programs mainly address the needs of K-12 and undergraduate learning communities, and …

Biofuels Conference for 2012 June 28-29 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
April 24, 2012 – 4:32 pm | No Comment
Biofuels Conference for 2012     June 28-29     Amsterdam, The Netherlands

If the European biofuels industry is to meet the EU Commissions’ target of 10% of transport volume by 2020 (a significant increase) then it is commonly agreed that the sector is going to need coordinate …

Gold Eagle Helps Fuel Up Consumer Knowledge on Ethanol
April 24, 2012 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Gold Eagle/PR NewsWire)  Understanding Ethanol is as Easy as A,B,C and E

Consumer curiosity about ethanol continues to rise as news swirls around possible new regulations and changes consumers may soon see at their local pump. …

Infographic Illustrates How RFS is Working
April 24, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has released an ‘infographic’ entitled “It’s Working” which provides a vivid depiction of how the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) and ethanol are reducing oil imports and saving Americans money …

Incentives and Fuel Demand Boost Biofuels
April 24, 2012 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a new report from GlobalData, government incentives and fuel demand are helping to boost biofuels markets. “Biofuels (Biodiesel and Bioethanol) Market – Global Production, Regulations, Export-Import Analysis and Key Country Analysis …

North Dakota Research Center Demos Methanol from Wood for Off-Grid Power
April 24, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(The Energy & Environmental Research Center/Biorefining Magazine)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has successfully developed and demonstrated a mobile, trailer-mounted biomass gasification technology that converts …

California Wins Temporary Reinstatement of Carbon Fuel Standard
April 24, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

By Karen Gullo and Lynn Doan  (Bloomberg)  California won temporary reinstatement of its low-carbon fuel standard, which was blocked last year by a federal judge.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday granted a request by California officials to …

Ethanol Producers Step up to Pay for Required E15 Fuel Survey
April 24, 2012 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A group of 99 ethanol producers has taken on the task of funding the nationwide fuel survey required by the U.S. EPA for E15 implementation. The fuel survey represents …

ABO Launches Blog to Track Industry Developments
April 24, 2012 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Mary Rosenfeld (Algal Biomass Organization) … (T)the Algal Biomass Organization is launching the ABO Blog to meet a growing need for timely information about the algae industry.

The ABO Blog will be offering perspectives and updates on algae industry …

NIIST Sets up Biofuel Facility
April 24, 2012 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(The Hindu Business Line)  The biotechnology division of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) here has set up a Centre for Biofuels. It will be a nodal centre for research in the …

Trading Firm Sues US EPA over Biofuel Credit Scam
April 24, 2012 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  * Company registered with EPA sold fake credits

* Exxon, Shell, others cited for using invalid credits

* Trading firm says EPA did not do due diligence

A trading company ensnared in the fallout …

Lignofuels 2012 September 25-27 Stockholm, Sweden
April 24, 2012 – 10:32 am | No Comment
Lignofuels 2012   September 25-27     Stockholm, Sweden

ACI’s 3rd Annual Lignofuels Summit will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-27 September 2012. The two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of integrating processes and technologies for production of fuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

In addition …

Americans Show Strong Support for Renewable Fuels Agenda
April 23, 2012 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  By an overwhelming majority, American voters are supportive of the key federal policy driving renewable fuel innovation in America today – the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  In a poll commissioned …

Electricity From Liquid Fuel? UCLA Researchers Say Yes
April 23, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

(AOL Energy)  Researchers at UCLA say they have come up with a method for converting electrical energy into a liquid fuel, in a development that could lead to regular petrol cars being powered by electricity.

The process, which …

UF-Led Research Team Selected for $125 Million Joint U.S.-India Energy Project
April 23, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(University of Florida)  A University of Florida-led research team has been selected to participate in a five-year, $125 million energy project involving the United States and India, U.S. Department of Energy officials have announced.

Known as the …

RFA’s Dinneen Tells House Committee to Support Domestic Fuels Protection Act
April 23, 2012 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Providing flexibility to fuel retailers will be key to the continued growth in availability of higher level ethanol blends like E15 and other renewable fuels, according to Renewable Fuels Association President and …

UK Climate Advisers Recommend International Aviation Emissions Be Included in National Carbon Budgets
April 23, 2012 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which advises the UK government on national carbon targets, has recommended international aviation and shipping emissions be included in carbon budgets and the UK’s 2050 overall target …

Whatever Happened to Algae and Biofuels?
April 23, 2012 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A couple of voices expressed caution, prominent among them, algae’s Doctor No, John Benemann of Benemann Associates, who wanted at the time, “if algae looks good [for fuel], we’re all …

The Promise of Biotechnology Is Here Today, and Dyadic Is Determined to Make a Difference
April 23, 2012 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(CFOCEO Magazine)  …Interview conducted by: Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor, CEOCFO Magazine, Published – April 20, 2012

…C1 is a very unique fungus we found in the Russian soil in an alkaline lake in the early 1990’s. …

Notice of Stakeholder Meeting: Industry Roundtable-DON/USDA/DOE/DOT-FAA Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Initiative May 18, 2012 Washington, DC
April 20, 2012 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
Notice of Stakeholder Meeting: Industry Roundtable-DON/USDA/DOE/DOT-FAA Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Initiative   May 18, 2012   Washington, DC

(U.S. Federal Register)  The United States Department of Navy (DoN) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (DOT FAA), …

US House Committee Debates Bill to Protect Makers, Sellers of E15
April 20, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(Platts)   Groups on both sides of the issue of increasing the amount of ethanol in the country’s gasoline supply agreed Thursday on one point: refiners, blenders and retailers should not be held liable if higher …

EcoEngineers Announces the Launch of New RIN Indices
April 20, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(EcoEngineers)   EcoEngineers expands into the business of providing RIN pricing data and forms EcoEngineers Indexing Services LLC to better serve biofuel markets.

EcoEngineers Indexing Services LLC is an independent, highly-focused indexing company concentrating solely on providing …

Biofuels Lobbying Could Pay off This Harvest
April 20, 2012 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(NFU Online)  The updated Red Tractor farm assurance scheme for crops and sugar beet is on the verge of being officially accepted across the EU in time for this year’s harvest, the NFU said today.

The move is …

Porter Airlines Operates Bombardier Q400 Aircraft in Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight
April 20, 2012 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  – Biofuel test program led by Bombardier Aerospace, Porter Airlines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Targeted Growth successfully concluded

– Program funded by the key partners and by Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) …

Boeing, ANA Celebrate First 787 Biofuel Flight
April 20, 2012 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(Boeing)  Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) made aviation history today as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels.

“The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying today, …

Request for Papers: National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo November 27-29, 2012 Houston, TX DEADLINE: August 3, 2012
April 19, 2012 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Request for Papers: National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo   November 27-29, 2012    Houston, TX  DEADLINE: August 3, 2012

Now Accepting Presentation Ideas      Presentation ideas will be accepted for the 2012 International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show through August 3, 2012. Presentation ideas may be submitted in one of four tracks:

Track 1: …

National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo November 27-29, 2012 Houston, TX
April 19, 2012 – 5:59 pm | No Comment
National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo   November 27-29, 2012   Houston, TX

The 2012 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will take place November 27-29, 2012, at the Hilton Americas – Houston in Houston, Texas. This event will unite bioconversion technology providers and researchers from around the …

Forestry and Biofuels Have Great Potential for Growth in Tocantins
April 19, 2012 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Painel Forestal)  Currently, the planting of forests in Tocantins generates about six thousand jobs, a number that should be raised to 60,000 by 2017.

According to a survey conducted by Seagro, Department of Agriculture, Livestock and …

Corrections Signs on to Supply Biodiesel New Zealand
April 19, 2012 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Scoop/Solid Energy NZ)  The Department of Corrections has signed on to supply used cooking oil from all 18 of its prison kitchens across the country to Biodiesel New Zealand.

The deal will see about 5,000 litres …

RFA Forms Renewable Fuels PAC
April 19, 2012 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today announced that it has formed a political action committee (PAC). The Renewable Fuels Association PAC, to be referred to as the Renewable Fuels PAC, will help RFA …

Obama Energy Aide Strongly Backs Biofuels
April 19, 2012 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, addressed the Renewable Fuels Association’s Washington Legislative Forum.

…“Now, as we produce more biofuels, it’s also important …

Tinker, Tailor, Sailor, Fly: Aviation Biofuels Advance, Attract Opponents over Costs
April 19, 2012 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Honeywell and Agrisoma collaborate to pioneer aviation biofuels from a new carinata-based feedstock, critics wonder exactly why the military is paying so much for the biofuels it is utilizing …

George Washington University Reinvigorates Sustainability Conscientiousness
April 18, 2012 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Coinciding with Earth Week, The George Washington University announced the launch of its new Sustainability Minor, a preview of degree and graduate programs to come; and, hosted “GW Moving …

E85 Loyalty: Economist Finds Buyers Willing to Pay More
April 18, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Research showing consumers are willing to pay a premium for ethanol was published in the March issue of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Soren Anderson, a Michigan …

Ford Puts Faith in Higher Ethanol Blends
April 18, 2012 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(The Green Car Website)  Substantial societal benefits could be the result of using higher volume blends of ethanol, according to the Ford Motor Company.

It wants to see the higher blends to leverage the inherent high …

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies: Helping the Richest Get Richer
April 18, 2012 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Bill McKibben   (Los Angeles Times)  The last industry in need of a public handout is the fossil-fuel companies. The use of subsidies should follow some basic, rational guidelines.

…The Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act …

Journal Article Explores Hybridized Life Cycle Analysis Method
April 18, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ehtanol Producer Magazine)  A recently published article in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that in order for life cycle analyses (LCA) of biomass-based products such as biofuels to be most …

Oil, Biofuel Companies Evolve into Uneasy ‘Frenemies’
April 18, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Matt Daily (Reuters)  Rapid growth in the U.S. biofuels markets has often pitted oil companies against small start-ups seeking a toehold in the gasoline markets, despite the need for both sides to work together, …

Tarter: Fueling Debate on Energy
April 18, 2012 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Steve Tarter (Peoria Journal Star)  …Michael Klare is a professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and the author of a new book, “The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s …

Navy Plan Benefits Biomass: Fuel for Carriers, Jets Adds demand for Biofuel Source Other than Corn
April 18, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Cellulosic ethanol could use a break, and it appears that the U.S. military may be riding to the rescue.

A Missouri cooperative called (what else?) ShowMe Energy is building an …

A Bright Future for the Waste Conversion Market in the US
April 18, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Emily McMahon (Renewable Waste Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   Early leaders of the waste conversion market are at the forefront of an incredibly lucrative opportunity, states new research.

The drive towards renewable energy targets makes the need …

Want to Cut Reliance on Foreign Oil? Replace the Whole Barrel
April 18, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Lee Edwards (Virent/The Hill)  …If we really want to succeed in getting off foreign oil, policymakers need to think bigger – they need to think about how we can replace the whole barrel.

Currently, the …

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Process Improves Catalytic Rate of Enzymes by 3,000 percent
April 18, 2012 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme’s function by as much as 30 fold, potentially establishing a path to less expensive biofuels, detergents and a host of …

VP Racing Fuels Introduces C85 Alternative Ethanol Racing Fuel
April 18, 2012 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Wolf (DragZine.com)  E85 fuels, an ethanol fuel blend containing up to 85% denatured ethanol and gasoline or other hydrocarbons, have become increasingly more common on roadways as flex-fuel vehicles take advantage of the …

Air Fuel Synthesis Takes Next Step in Creating Fuel from Air
April 18, 2012 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(Air Fuel Synthesis)   … The company’s demonstration unit fuel reactor has produced methanol fuels from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and also from carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

The production of these first liquid hydrocarbon fuels – …

No Project Is an Island: Four Crucial Milestones for Advanced Biofuels
April 18, 2012 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Four projects, four technologies, four feedstocks, four geographies.  Couldn’t be more differentiated, couldn’t be more linked in terms of affirming investor confidence in advanced biofuels.

…Virent CEO Lee Edwards… outlined four basic …

Encourage the EPA to Support Biofuels
April 18, 2012 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new petition has been launched today (April 11, 1012) to help encourage the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support biofuels development. The petition is sponsored by Frontiers of Freedom, who says …

2012 AFREC Sustainability Summit May 31 Hershey, PA
April 18, 2012 – 12:24 pm | No Comment
2012 AFREC Sustainability Summit    May 31    Hershey, PA

Alternative Fuels Renewable Energies Council’s Annual Sustainability Summit – Where corporate representatives, government officials, and financial partners convene to collaborate and form strategic alliances that promote and market sustainable products, programs, projects and initiatives.

Speakers:
Katherine Neal Blue, Managing Director, …

GEM Biofuels Assess Unsatisfying Jatropha Results in Madagascar
April 18, 2012 – 10:24 am | No Comment

(GEM Biofuels) … Based on the internal review it is clear that, having planted very large areas of land, totalling 55,737 hectares, with Jatropha between 2007 and 2009, a lack of resources has resulted in …

What Are Advanced Biofuels? Part of a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future!
April 17, 2012 – 10:42 am | No Comment
What Are Advanced Biofuels?  Part of a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future!

Advanced Biofuels are high-energy liquid transportation fuels derived from: low nutrient input/high per acre yield crops; agricultural or forestry waste; or other sustainable biomass feedstocks including algae.  The key word is “sustainable.”

A technical definition that …

Community Trap Grease Biodiesel Project Seeks Additional Funding
April 17, 2012 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A research team investigating the possibility converting trap grease collected from Cincinnati sewer systems into biodiesel will be presenting the initial results of its project at the U.S. EPA’s 2012 …

Butamax and Gevo: Bio’s Montagues and Capulets Get It On, and On, and On
April 17, 2012 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s a 2-Minute Guide to all the Gevo and Butamax hollerin’, and how to separate the alcohol from the folderol.

In case it has escaped your attention, Butamax is suing Gevo …

EU Requires Sustainable Biofuels: How U.S. Ethanol Producers Can Become Certified
April 16, 2012 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Antje Grzesik (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ISCC System GmbH)  …The EU Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC) establishes a common framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources in the European Union. In the area of biofuels …

Energy Beets: Who Will Leap First?
April 16, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North American sugar-to-ethanol strategy differs from Brazil’s, Europe’s

…North Dakota-based Green Vision Group is resolutely moving forward with a plan to build multiple 20 MMgy dedicated energy beet plants in …

Steel in the Ground: The Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plants in the World Are Ready to Prove Their Mettle
April 16, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Guido Ghisolfi is a confident man. A chemical engineer by trade, at 55, he’s already spent three decades leading research and development (R&D) activities at Italy-based Mossi & Ghisolfi …

Intensive 3-crop Rotation May Boost Biofuel Economics
April 16, 2012 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Vicky Boyd (The Grower)  Growing a biofuels crop on old citrus ground or rotating it with vegetables just doesn’t pencil out, even with today’s high fuel prices.

But add in a legume cover crop and …

Scott Defies Tea Party on Renewable-Energy Bill
April 16, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Saunders (The News Service of Florida/Orlando Sentinel)  Gov. Rick Scott late Friday disregarded pressure from tea party and conservative groups and a controversial measure including tax breaks for renewable-energy production to become law without his signature.

Scott’s decision …

New Biofuel Could Have an Edge over Ethanol
April 16, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Scientists who have tested isobutanol, a fuel alcohol made from corn, say it packs more energy and has other pluses over ethanol.

A biofuel that will be produced commercially in Minnesota …

Why Decades Can Pass Between Idea and ‘Eureka!’
April 16, 2012 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Matthew L. Wald (The New York Times)  How will the world meet its rising demand for energy? Experience suggests the solutions might already be at hand, although it may be years before they are …

Brazil’s Biofuel Boom: Mark McHugh
April 16, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Peter Byrne  (The Energy Report)  Believe it or not, industry experts see biofuels accounting for up to 25% of global energy consumption by 2050. With this long-term vision in mind, Mark McHugh, president and …

Waste Conversion Technologies a Profitable Solution to Waste
April 16, 2012 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Oliver Saunders (Renewable Energy World/Renewable Waste Intelligence)  The waste conversion market is set to be worth $26bn by 2016. Waste conversion is becoming the only viable answer to the waste problem spreading over the …

Can Natural Gas Help Stop Global Warming?
April 16, 2012 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Editorial Board (The Washington Post)  Will natural gas hinder the fight against global warming?

…But extracting and transporting all that natural gas, which is mostly methane, also results in fuel leaks. When methane leaks, it …

Algae Instrumentation Manufacturer Launches Scholarship Program
April 13, 2012 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Fluid Imaging Technologies)  Fluid Imaging Technologies Supports Biofuel, Nutraceutical Research Worldwide

Yarmouth, ME: Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, Maine (www.fluidimaging.com) has launched a scholarship program offering students up to $1,000.00 per year for up to …

Solutions4CO2 Inc. Announces Joint Venture with BARD Holding, Inc.
April 13, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Solutions4CO2)  Solutions4CO2 Inc. (“S4CO2”), is pleased to announce a joint venture with BARD Holding, Inc. (www.bardholding.com ) (the “S4CO2 – BARD Joint Venture”) to co-develop waste gas/water to co-products facilities in Canada. The initial phase …

EBI Network and Pennycress Energy to Explore Alternative Energy Source
April 13, 2012 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(City of Galesburg)  Pennycress Energy and the EBI Network are promoting Pennycress as a renewable, alternative energy fuel crop for the Galesburg/West Central Illinois Region. The project, generating interest among growers, will identify possible investors …

Que SARA, Será (Whatever Is Sustainable, Will Be): Sorghum, Water and Biofuels
April 13, 2012 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s water, water everywhere, hardly a drop to use. The latest on Sustainable, Affordable, Reliable, Available biomass feedstocks that keep down the stress on our water tables.

…The basic dilemma in …

Australia’s Qantas Makes First Commercial Biofuel Flight
April 13, 2012 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

(AFP)  Australia’s Qantas Friday launched the nation’s first commercial flight using a mixture of refined cooking oil, saying it would not survive if it relied solely on traditional jet fuel.

The Airbus A330 left Sydney for …

Algae-Fueled Motorcycle Sets Speed Record
April 12, 2012 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Below the Surface’s “Driving Innovation” Team established the first official algae-fueled motorcycle speed records during The Texas Mile land speed event on March 24th, 2012. Team leader Kristian Gustavson reached 94.6 mph …

Compared to What: the Low-Down on Alt Energy Subsidies
April 12, 2012 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hybrids, plug-in electrics struggle to pass the consumer’s “compared to what” test – and how much do those tax credits cost, anyway?

…Take, for example, the trouble with hybrids. We saw a …

Growing Risk: Addressing the Invasive Potential of Bioenergy Feedstocks
April 12, 2012 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Aviva Glaser and Patty Glick  (National Wildlife Federation)  Without question, America needs to transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. As we move forward with our energy choices, we must be mindful of how …

Used Cooking Oil Turns to Biodiesel in South Florida
April 12, 2012 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Doreen Hemlock (SunSentinel)  …A $4 million biodiesel plant is now being built, the largest to serve the tri-county area. The South Florida plant will convert waste cooking oil from suppliers such as restaurants at Miami International Airport to …

University Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
April 12, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

By Caroline Baity (Daily Gamecock)  Program aims to offset fuel cost, turn profit    Thanks to two grants worth a combined $89,090, USC’s Sustainable Carolina program now has the ability to turn all that greasy oil …

State Bonds Will Build Facilities for Aviation Biofuels
April 12, 2012 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Camden  (The Spokesman-Review)  …Among legislation closely followed by Spokane businesses was an aviation biofuels plan that allows bonds from the state’s Housing Finance Commission to be sold to help build facilities to turn …

Back to Bedford Falls
April 12, 2012 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …How about investing in the world around you?

…What can a leader do? He or she can help you to change your fate, through simple acts of investing your own energy …

Lights, Camera, Contest! NCGA Prepares for New Ethanol Education Competition
April 12, 2012 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association)   Young ethanol enthusiasts and aspiring actors alike should start shoring up scripts and collecting cameras to create entries for a new video contest created by the National Corn Growers Association’s …

On the Road to Gobig: Refinery Intermediates Offer Scale for Advanced Biofuels
April 12, 2012 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Honeywell’s UOP announced two projects this week, and generally more attention was paid by ABLC delegates to its ATJ (alcohol to jet) technology release, suggesting that, in the near term, …

High Octane Number Ethanol–Gasoline Blends: Quantifying the Potential Benefits in the United States
April 11, 2012 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by J.E. Anderson, D.M. DiCicco, J.M. Ginder, U. Kramer, T.G. Leone, H.E. Raney-Pablo, T.J. Wallington (FUEL/ScienceDirect.com)  Ethanol provides a significant contribution to road transportation fuel in the US, Brazil, and elsewhere. Renewable fuels regulations in the US and EU imply that ethanol …

Introduction to Advanced Biofuels May 31, 2012 London, UK
April 11, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment
Introduction to Advanced Biofuels     May 31, 2012   London, UK

Designed to be accessible to non-experts and the commercially-minded, this course describes the variety of feedstocks, routes and processes through which biomass can be converted to valuable fuels, energy and other co-products – on large …

Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable May 18, 2012 Washington, DC
April 11, 2012 – 10:59 am | No Comment
Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable    May 18, 2012     Washington, DC

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture – along with the Department of Energy, and the Department of Navy – will co-host an Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable in Washington D.C. on May 18, …

Land Matters: Sizing Up the Bioenergy Potential of Marginal Lands
April 11, 2012 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Greg Breining (University of Minnesota/Bioenergy Connection)   …Did demand for biofuel feedstocks, such as corn, sugarcane, rapeseed, and soybeans, drive the high cost of food? Many analysts later pinned most of the blame on commodities …

EPA Approves E15 Ethanol Blend Registrations
April 11, 2012 – 10:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol – known as …

New NSF Research Grants for Bioenergy, Renewable Fuels and Energy, Bio-Based Chemicals and Renewable Chemical Process Technology
April 10, 2012 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, the NSF is calling for proposals for biological and chemical technologies, with a deadline of June 19, 2012.  The proposals must deal with the potential for commercialization of the innovation and how …

USDA Explores Feasibility of Alternative Energy Production at Airports
April 10, 2012 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) highlights the potential for alternative energy production at airports. The study …

Mapping Grasslands for Biofuel Potential
April 10, 2012 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Geological Survey)  USGS scientists have developed a new method for mapping grasslands that demonstrate high potential for growing biofuel crops with relatively little energy input and environmental impact.

The pioneering investigation used remote sensing data …

U.S. Announces Funding for ‘Bio-Oil’
April 10, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(UPI)   The U.S. Energy Department said up to $15 million is available to help support nearly a dozen so-called bio-oil projects targeted for the transportation sector.

…The Energy Department said the so-called bio-oil precursors could find …

US Department of Energy Biomass Program Seeks Merit Reviewers
April 10, 2012 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Program is currently seeking qualified individuals to participate in several upcoming merit reviews. Expertise is being sought in the following areas:

Biological conversion of sugars and carbohydrates from biomass (specifically …

2012 Sorghum Renewables Summit April 19-20 Denver, CO
April 10, 2012 – 1:16 pm | No Comment
2012 Sorghum Renewables Summit    April 19-20    Denver, CO

The 2012 Sorghum Renewables Summit brings together the industry’s leading researchers and companies for an event beginning 1:30pm on April 19 through 11:15am on April 20 in Denver, Colo.

As an adaptable, efficient and sustainable crop, …

The Biofuels Pricing Pickle
April 10, 2012 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)here’s an awful lot of talk about $18 per gallon biofuels and $26 biofuels going around. When mentioned, it is invariably presented as a sign that the industry is …

US Biofuel Groups Back EPA in Legal Challenge of Renewable Fuels Rule
April 10, 2012 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Six renewable fuel trade associations have filed a motion in federal court to intervene in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency, which is being sued by a major oil and gas trade group …

Commercial Algae Production Technologies and Networking Workshop May 8, 2012 Fairfield, NJ
April 10, 2012 – 12:53 pm | No Comment
Commercial Algae Production Technologies and Networking Workshop    May 8, 2012    Fairfield, NJ

Including a tour of Glenn Mills to  view a  commercial-scale algae extraction
The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae production trade association in the US.  In continuing its efforts to fast-track commercial algae production, National Algae Association’s next …

Tidbits from the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference
April 6, 2012 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Four days of total immersion in advanced biofuels’ language and culture at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, 107 presentations, leaves one’s mind spinning and stomach churning.   …

Advanced Biofuels USA Joins Over One Hundred Groups to Urge Support for Farm Bill Energy Programs
April 6, 2012 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(FarmEnergy.org)  More than 100 diverse groups representing agriculture, energy, rural development and conservation called on Congress today (April 5, 2012) to renew and fund core energy programs in the Farm Bill that push forward clean, …

Advanced Biofuels USA Daily News Posts Limited Due to Funding Constraints
April 5, 2012 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

Due to funding constraints, Advanced Biofuels USA is limiting posting of daily news about advanced biofuels.  Instead, we will enhance our focus on writing original pieces highlighting what is going on with advanced biofuels policy …