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See for Yourself: New BIO Book Showcases Visible Progress in Industrial Biotech
July 31, 2012 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  BIO recently introduced a picture book of biorefineries across the United States,“Visible Progress in Commercialization of Advanced Biofuels, Biobased Products and Renewable Chemicals”, which showcases commercial, demonstration and even new pilot facilities. Some of …

Algae InSight: Executive Directors Report
July 31, 2012 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization)  As we all basked in the glory of the annual Independence Day festivities, we were reminded once again about the importance of “Buying American.” Nowhere was this more evident …

Slippery Business: Inside Big Oil’s Little Hint that It’s Picking Romney to Win.
July 31, 2012 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Steve Levine (Foreign Policy)   …Three years ago, we saw a very different Rex Tillerson. In January 2009, the ExxonMobil CEO was so worried about the Obama juggernaut that he engineered a wholesale change …

Growth Energy, Pump Equipment Manufactures to Increase E15 Access
July 31, 2012 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With increasing consumer demand for higher blends of ethanol, following the U.S. EPA approval of E15 for commercial sale, several fuel dispensing equipment manufacturers have introduced new products for retailers to …

Sunliquid Cellulose Ethanol Process Reaches Demo Scale in Germany
July 31, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant is now operating its demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Straubing, Germany. With an annual capacity of up to 1,000 tons (330,000 MMgy), the demonstration …

Upgrading Ethanol: Local Man’s Project Earns ACGA Award
July 31, 2012 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Larry Kershner (The Messenger)  A post-graduate student at Michigan State University thinks that upgrading ethanol to a higher grade of alcohol – 1-butanol – will help the ethanol industry get past the “blender’s wall,” …

Ethanol ‘One of the Most Hated Industries’: CEO
July 31, 2012 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Jane Wells (CNBC)  …Proponents say refiners can use past spending splurges on ethanol as credits against this year’s purchasing requirements, and exports will also probably be cut. This should leave more corn for everyone …

Touchstone Steps up Algae Fuel Project in Ohio
July 31, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Touchstone Research Laboratory, of Triadelphia, WV is scaling up its Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to produce fuels and other high-value, bio-based products from algae. The laboratory is working with DOE’s National …

Gevo Sues Butamax, DuPont and BP for Infringement of New Patent
July 31, 2012 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Reuters)  Gevo, Inc.  has been awarded an additional patent covering further improvements in the efficiency of bio-based production of isobutanol. The new patent extends Gevo’s lead over competitors in technological innovations that enable commercially viable …

Butamax™ Responds to Gevo Biobutanol Patent Infringement Lawsuit
July 31, 2012 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Butamax(TM)/PR NewsWire)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, commented on the lawsuit filed by Gevo today alleging patent infringement of Gevo patent number 8,232,089.

“The Gevo ‘089 patent adds no new point of novelty …

Letter to the Editor – Response to Wall Street Journal: Purpose over Panic. Fact over Fear.
July 31, 2012 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Mr. Larry Pope’s July 27th op-ed “The Ethanol Mandate is Worse Than The Drought” calls out for a rebuttal.  It is a bit astonishing to read an op-ed in the Wall …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Producers to Grow Renewable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels
July 31, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced payments for 125 advanced Biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety of non-food sources, …

Cow Manure Is Focus of Biofuel Research
July 31, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

The race to create a better, less controversial biofuel has spawned plenty of research into a variety of potential new sources – including switchgrass, cornstalks and algae.

One goal behind the next generation of ethanol fuel …

US Farmers Urge Obama Administration to Suspend Ethanol Quota Amid Drought
July 31, 2012 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  The Obama administration was urged on Monday to stop diverting grain to gas amid warnings of an “imminent food crisis” caused by America’s drought.

US government forecasts of a 4% rise in food prices for US …

Investment Shift for Algae Biofuels, Market to Grow 43.1% Annually Through 2015: SBI Bulletin
July 31, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(The Wall Street Journal Market Watch/SBI))  Buoyed by public and private R&D, industry investment from the public and private sectors, fossil fuel prices, and general regulatory support, algae biofuels technologies are ripe for double-digit growth …

Hydroplane Tests out Biofuel this Weekend
July 31, 2012 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

Josh Peterson (KVEW TV)  One of the hydroplanes competing in the Columbia Cup this weekend is showing the racing community that biofuel is a viable option to race with.

The Oh Boy! Oberto hydroplane ran with …

Key Senate Biofuels Critic under Fire over Nat-Gas Fuel Earmarks
July 31, 2012 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arch-critic of the cost of military biofuels — Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe — comes under scrutiny over earmarks for natural gas-based military fuels that cost 29 times more than conventional …

Professor Wins Bioenergy Grant, Fuels Change
July 31, 2012 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Simone (The Auburn Plainsman)  Sushil Adhikari, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, recently received a $335,748 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct bioenergy research, specifically Adhikari’s speciality, the conversion of biomass into …

Truckers Not on Board with Biodiesel Increase
July 31, 2012 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Martin Cash (Brandon Sun)   Province planning diesel-blend hike

Manitoba’s trucking industry is far from pumped over the possibility the province may increase the biodiesel mandate to five per cent.

Since early 2010, all diesel fuel sold …

Ethanol Plant Owner Settles with Contractor; Hopewell Lawsuit Still Pending
July 30, 2012 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index)  While Hopewell’s lawsuit against the owner of the Appomattox Bio Energy Plant over a $5 million letter of credit is still pending and the city has not yet collected taxes from …

Biomass Crop Assistance Program Expanded
July 30, 2012 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

Jannette Pippin (JDNews)  Eastern North Carolina farmers have an opportunity to get involved in growing renewable energy crops for fuel and power through a program that will help pay planting and other start-up costs.

USDA Farm …

Which Biofuels Players Are Getting Traction Now? The Diamond Dozen
July 30, 2012 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But the 80/20 rule generally applies. 85 percent of the projects we expect to see by 2017 will be developed by 20 percent of the companies tracked in the Advanced …

Reducing CO2: Research Shows Chemical and Economic Feasibility for Capturing Carbon Dioxide Directly from Air
July 30, 2012 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Georgia Tech University)   With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air using …

Aviation Carbon 2013 February 19-20 London, UK
July 27, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
Aviation Carbon 2013    February 19-20    London, UK

Organised by GreenAir Online, VerifAvia and Green Aviation, this event follows the successful inaugural Aviation Carbon 2012, which attracted over 300 delegates from 62 countries worldwide, including representatives from more than 100 airlines and business …

South Africa Looks to Develop Aviation Biofuels Supply Chain in Response to Vulnerability over Carbon Taxes and Penalties
July 27, 2012 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)   As part of policy objectives to reduce carbon emissions by state-owned companies (SOCs) and stimulate a green economy, the South African government is planning a strategy to help develop a home-grown aviation biofuels industry …

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Announces E25 UL-Approved Retrofit Kits For All Encore Dispensers
July 27, 2012 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Gilbarco Veeder-Root)   The industry’s first and only E25 upgrade option

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is pleased to announce that E25 Field Retrofit Kits are now available for the entire line of Encore® dispensers.  Retailers interested in offering E15 fuel …

Insiders: GOP Won’t Stop Pentagon’s Green-Energy Push
July 27, 2012 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Olga Belogolova   (National Journal)  Republicans in both the House and Senate this year have proposed cutting funds for alternative-energy programs in the defense authorization bill. But these efforts won’t gain much traction, National Journal’s Energy …

Professor Sees Green Energy in Termite Guts
July 27, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

By Bob Silberg (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/R&D Magazine)  If you’ve had to deal with termites in your house, you probably hate their guts. But not Jared Leadbetter. He loves termites, especially their guts!

“It turns out …

Bioenergy – Chances and Limits
July 27, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Leopoldina)  The Leopoldina’s statement “Bioenergy – Chances and Limits” provides a comprehensive analysis of the use of bioenergy.  It was compiled by a working group of more than 20 expert scientists established in 2010 and …

Japanese Air Cargo Carrier To Undertake Biofuel Flights With New Freighter
July 27, 2012 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Handy Shipping Guide)  Nippon Buy Boeing Again Quoting Environmental and Economic Advantages

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced that it has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based air cargo transporters, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), marking the Japanese debut for …

Advanced Biofuels, Chemicals Capacity to Reach 5.89 Billion Gallons by 2017
July 27, 2012 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest is reporting that global advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals capacity will reach 5.89 billion gallons by 2017, up from 5.11 billion gallons by 2016 reported in …

API Files Lawsuit Against EPA For Mandating The Use Of Nonexistent Biofuels
July 27, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Oil and Gas Online)  The American Petroleum Institute (API) filed a lawsuit with the D.C. Circuit Court late yesterday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mandated use of nonexistent cellulosic biofuels in the 2011 Renewable …

Biofuels Digest: 5th Birthday Special Issue
July 27, 2012 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Five years ago today, Biofuels Digest debuted with two subscribers and a hunch that a daily, 5-minute news summary, combined with original journalism and news analysis, would find a place …

4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: Current Issues, Future Trends November 13-15, 2012 Gaithersburg, MD
July 27, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment
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 …

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: Current Issues, Future Trends November 13-15, 2012 Gaithersburg, MD
July 26, 2012 – 7:04 pm | No Comment
Call for Papers: 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 …

Growth Energy Working with Pump Equipment Manufacturers to Bring Higher Ethanol Blends to Consumers
July 26, 2012 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Retrofit kits for flex pumps will provide consumers with greater choice and savings at the pump

With increasing consumer demand for higher blends of ethanol, following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of E15 …

European Advanced Biofuels Congress December 4-5, 2012 Brussels, Belgium
July 26, 2012 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
European Advanced Biofuels Congress    December 4-5, 2012   Brussels, Belgium

 A conference like no other: A unique, high-level, interactive debate between the key parties that will drive the European advanced bioeconomy.

The European Union has as a priority aim, to build up a bio-based economy by …

Webcast on Environmental Sustainability in Biofuel Production August 15, 2012
July 26, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment
Webcast on Environmental Sustainability in Biofuel Production   August 15, 2012

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Assessing Impacts of Regional Water Resource Use and Availability on Bioenergy Production on August 15, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

This webinar is intended …

Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Biomass August 8, 2012
July 26, 2012 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Biomass August 8, 2012

The Energy Department, in partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council of Labs, will present a live webcast titled Accelerating Innovation: Biomass on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 2:00 to3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webcast will highlight …

Biodiesel Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 26, 2012 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(PhysOrg)  Researchers in Spain have discovered that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through the use of biodiesel. The group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain investigated the benefits of using biodiesel by …

US Biofuel Advocates Urge Congress to Continue Pentagon Funding
July 26, 2012 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by David Alexander   (Reuters)  * Ex-Senator Warner leads veterans in pushing alternative fuels

* Senator Inhofe seeks accounting for Green Fleet demonstration

* Fossil fuel dependence means more conflict, veterans warn

Military veterans and former lawmakers urged …

Air Canada Goes Green and Goes for Gold; Flies Canadian Olympic Team Members to London Games on Biofuel-Powered Flight
July 26, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(HazMatMag.com)  With the departure this morning of Air Canada’s flight AC864 Montreal-London, the airline will operate its second biofuel-powered flight which is expected to generate up to 10 per cent fewer emissions by using jet …

NCERC Converts Corn Bran to Fuel for First Time in History
July 26, 2012 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by David Pruitt   (The Alestle)  On July 16 and 17, John Caupert, director of SIUE’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, met with USDA officials about a new process the NCERC has discovered to use corn …

Relaxing RFS Mandate May Not Have Desired Effect
July 26, 2012 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  First – he says the flexibility built into the RFS allowing obligated parties to carry over blending credits from previous years significantly lowers the economic impacts of a short crop. …

Groups Say CAFE Standards Could Stymie Biofuels Industry
July 26, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by  Amanda Peterka (Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Proposed fuel economy standards could hamper the U.S. biofuels industry, a coalition of rural energy proponents and farm organizations said yesterday.

In comments filed with U.S. EPA, the groups warned that …

DOE Biofuels Videos Available Online
July 26, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)Lab Creates DOE ‘Breakthrough’ Video Highlighting Biofuels Research   Breaking down high-energy plants, such as switchgrass and miscanthus, cheaply and efficiently — and turning them into advanced biofuels — has long been …

Pursuing Abundance: USDA, DOE Invest $41M to Drive Biofuels Feedstock Yields, Diversification
July 26, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The recent focus on drought, and the scarcity scare, shows that diversification and yield enhancement remain the bioeconomy’s chief weapons in the war on availability and affordability.   The USDA and …

Aviation Biofuels Development Conference October 2-3, 2012 Washington, DC
July 25, 2012 – 6:15 pm | No Comment
Aviation Biofuels Development Conference    October 2-3, 2012  Washington, DC

The Aviation Biofuels Development Conference is custom built to meet the specific challenges faced in the alternative aviation fuel market. If you are a biofuels producer, commercial airline executive, fuel procurement manager, aerospace manufacturer or …

The Wizard of O’s: Oxygen – the Albatross around Biomass’ Neck, or a Secret Weapon for the Bio-Based Vanguard?
July 25, 2012 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  …The movement towards replacing the whole barrel of oil got some momentum just in the past 2-3 years in senior US bioenergy decision-making circles. To some extent, the leadership still doesn’t …

University of Dayton Building $850K Outdoor Algae Lab
July 25, 2012 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Dave Larsen (Dayton Daily News)  The facility will be used to develop advanced jet fuels for Air Force.

The University of Dayton Research Institute will start construction July 9 on a new $850,000 outdoor algae …

Forget First to Market
July 25, 2012 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biomass Magazine)  Being first on the scene is beneficial in many markets, but advanced biofuels may not be one of them.

…“Being first to market and establishing a brand has significance in end …

10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of the Future 2013” January 21 -23, 2013 Berlin, Germany
July 25, 2012 – 5:07 pm | No Comment
10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of the Future 2013”   January 21 -23, 2013    Berlin, Germany

The German BioEnergy Association (BBE) and the Union for the Promotion of Oilseeds and Protein Plants (UFOP) cordially invite paper proposals for the 10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of the Future 2013” that will …

Agrivida Launches Field Trials to Test Modified Corn Stover
July 25, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Massachusetts-based Agrivida Inc. is conducting the first year of USDA-permitted field trials to grow corn that has been engineered to include enzymes in the corn stalk. The addition should …

Multiple Coproducts Needed to Establish Cellulosic Ethanol Industry
July 25, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Arthur Kollaras, Paul Koutouridis, Mary Biddy and James D. McMillan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Feed yeast, green coal contribute to bottom line

…History shows that once an industry is established, significant technological improvements quickly evolve. But …

The Global Energy Market Welcomes US
July 25, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …To sum it up: it’s a big world and a world that is growing increasingly hungry for clean, domestically produced energy. The opportunities abound for those who can think …

Octane: What’s in Your Fuel?
July 25, 2012 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Minimum octane rating decisions could greatly impact ethanol’s future market opportunities

At a time when ethanol’s high-octane rating is touted as its most valuable asset, a situation in South Dakota …

Dropping Water Use: Ethanol Producers Balance Cost and Conservation When Reducing Consumption
July 25, 2012 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The results of a Google search of the words ethanol and water use are varied and interesting. Some of the information is up-to-date and lays out the industry’s dramatic …

ASTM Committee Sanctions New Voluntary No.1-B Grade for Biodiesel
July 25, 2012 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …A new voluntary No. 1-B grade for biodiesel (B100) passed the ASTM D2 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants this past spring and the results were sanctioned by the ASTM Committee …

RINtrust Program Formed as RFS2 Engineering Review Deadline Nears
July 25, 2012 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Frazier Barnes & Associates (Biodiesel Magazine)  RIN fraud and RIN verification have emerged as key factors in a biodiesel plant’s viability as evidenced by the recent lawsuits for invalid RINs. As a result of …

Former Absolute Fuels CEO Arrested, Criminal Proceedings Begin
July 25, 2012 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Criminal proceedings are underway against Jeffrey David Gunselman, former CEO of Texas-based Absolute Fuels, in U.S. District Court as Judge Sam Cummings filed an official complaint last week authorizing Gunselman’s …

KiOR Renewable Gasoline Will Fuel Cars This Year
July 25, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has granted KiOR Inc. the necessary permit to sell renewable cellulosic gasoline in the U.S. According to Fred Cannon, the EPA’s acceptance of KiOR’s advanced biofuel blendstock …

Groups Square off on RFS
July 25, 2012 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by John Maday (Cattlenetwork.com)  The renewable fuel standard, which mandates expanding use of ethanol for fuel, always has been a point of contention between grain producers and grain users such as livestock producers. This year’s …

NAA’s 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Networking Workshop October 19-20, 2012 The Woodlands, TX
July 25, 2012 – 11:59 am | No Comment
NAA’s 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Networking Workshop  October 19-20, 2012   The Woodlands, TX

The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae production trade association in the US.  To continue the fast-track commercialization and commercial scale-up of the algae production industry, the National Algae Association is offering its …

iDiverse Discovers Yeast Gene that Increases Fuel Ethanol Production Yield
July 25, 2012 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  iDiverse announced that it has discovered a yeast gene that when inserted into yeast and properly modulated can increase ethanol production yield by up to 34%.

“The gene functions by protecting the yeast against …

Biofuel Expansion in Central America and the Myth of Vacant Land
July 25, 2012 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(World Watch Institute/Environmental News Network)  …In response to global criticisms that biofuels drive deforestation and threaten food security, Central American governments and interest groups specify that biofuel expansion will occur on “tierras ociosas”�—or vacant, unproductive …

IN FOCUS: Lufthansa Details Biofuel Strategy
July 25, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Michael Gubisch (FlightGlobal/Flight International)  …Between 15 July and 27 December 2011, Lufthansa deployed a newly delivered Airbus A321 (registration D-AIDG) on the route between Hamburg and Frankfurt, with one of the two International Aero …

New S50 Biofuel from Glycerol, Vegetable Oils, Animal fats or Used Cooking Oil
July 25, 2012 – 11:04 am | No Comment

(Innoget.com) IUCT has developed a technology to produce different biofuels in biodiesel plants and oleochemical production facilities. Our technology is very flexible because the starting raw materials may be glycerol, vegetable oils, animal fats or …

New Database from NREL Makes Costs of Energy Technologies More Transparent
July 25, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  A new web application collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies and makes them available for utilities, policy makers, consumers, and academics. The Transparent Cost …

Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A Coming Revolution in Crop Yields during Times of Drought?
July 25, 2012 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here we are, some 30+ years into the era of genetic modification of crops. The primary breadbasket of the world, the United States, is experiencing its most severe drought conditions …

Study Supports Need to Reform Ethanol Production Mandate
July 25, 2012 – 10:15 am | No Comment

(National Chicken Council)  In response to a new economic study on the impact of corn ethanol production on food prices and commodity price volatility, a coalition of livestock and poultry groups is urging Congress to …

How Cellulosic is Rising from Corn: Investing in Cellulosic Production Could Improve Profit Gargins at Corn Ethanol Plants
July 24, 2012 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The once futuristic vision of integrating traditional and second-generation ethanol facilities appears more attainable as various companies emerge with technology improvements that will allow corn ethanol producers to add …

Testing for Traces
July 24, 2012 – 8:00 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Studies examine antibiotics in DDGS, whether it contributes to antibiotic resistance in animals

Are the antibiotic residues found in distillers grains biologically active? And, if they are, could antibiotic use in …

2nd Annual Renewable Chemicals October 18–19, 2012 Houston, Texas.
July 24, 2012 – 7:33 pm | No Comment
2nd Annual Renewable Chemicals  October 18–19, 2012  Houston, Texas.

Sugar as the New Crude Oil, Fueling a Growing Chemicals Industry

Where are the Key Developments Taking Place in Bio-based Chemicals? Hear from these Outstanding Speakers:

Shefali Algoo, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
Joe Fox, Ashland Performance Materials
Pulakesh Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital
George …

World Future Energy Summit 2013 January 15-17 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
July 24, 2012 – 7:15 pm | No Comment
World Future Energy Summit  2013   January 15-17   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 will bring together global leaders in policy, technology and business to discuss the state of the art, develop new ways of thinking and shape the future of renewable …

World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition March 12-14, 2013 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
July 24, 2012 – 4:46 pm | No Comment
World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition   March 12-14, 2013  Rotterdam, The Netherlands

“Honestly, I don’t know what you could do better.” Rockwell Automation

Adjust and Adapt: The biofuels industry is at a tipping point; we must unite and innovate in order to succeed. Join the largest  and most …

Biodiesel Use in Competition, and in Getting to the Track
July 24, 2012 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  What does a U.S.-based NASCAR hauler with solar panels have in common with a championship vehicle developed by a Japanese team attempting to break a world record in Kuala Lumpur? Both …

Aviation Biofuels – Financing and Funding July 26, 2012 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT Free Webinar
July 24, 2012 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
Aviation Biofuels – Financing and Funding  July 26, 2012 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT  Free Webinar

The price of jet fuel is set to rise over the coming decade and as it does, the economic case for aviation biofuels will become ever-stronger.  However, even as many of the technical hurdles facing …

Ineos Completes Construction of US Biorefinery JV Project
July 24, 2012 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Construction of Ineos’ $130 million biorefinery joint venture project in the US has been completed, with production expected to begin in the second half of 2012, said Peter Williams, CEO of Ineos Bio, the …

Supporters of Higher-Ethanol Fuels Frustrated
July 24, 2012 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(PressConnects.com)  When President Barack Obama moved into the White House in 2009, E15 — a higher blend of ethanol and gasoline than commonly available — was thought to be a sure thing.

But the Environmental Protection …

Biomass West & Central Africa Congress October 4-5, 2012 Accra, Ghana
July 24, 2012 – 12:26 pm | No Comment
Biomass West & Central Africa Congress    October 4-5, 2012    Accra, Ghana

Following the success of the 1st Biomass West & Central Africa Congress last year, the 2nd Congress is returning to Accra from 4 to 5 October 2012. More than 25 countries gathered in Accra last …

Seafaring Biofuels: Finding the Right Fuel for the Fleet
July 24, 2012 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Ysabel Yates (Renewable Energy World)  …For the next two years, Rolf Reitz and his team will be developing a model to work out the right mix of biofuel for the Navy’s fleet. Reitz’s work is critical …

The University of Murcia Biodiesel Obtained by Green Chemistry
July 24, 2012 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Expansion.com)  Murcia University research has developed a process which allows the production of biodiesel in a single step and continuously through a combination of enzymes (biocatalysts) and solvent “green” nonaqueous ionic liquids such as carbon …

Replacing the Whole Barrel of Oil and the Need for Biobased Chemicals Policy Now
July 24, 2012 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Stephen J. Gatto (Biofuels Digest/Myriant)  Post Kitty Hawk: 2012 and Beyond: Overwhelming Evidence in Support of Replacing the Whole Barrel of Oil and the Need for Biobased Chemicals Policy Now

We in the biobased chemicals …

Soybean Farmers Support Biotechnology in EU
July 24, 2012 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Colleen Scherer (AG Professional)  Soybean farmers in the United States have joined forces with other soybean farmers in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay in supporting genetically modified soybeans in the European Union. Farmers from these …

Verenium Corporation And Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Celebrate The Grand Opening Of A New State-of-the-art Biotechnology Facility
July 24, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(Verenium)  Verenium Corporation, a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., the leading owner, operator, and developer of high-quality, sustainable real estate and technical …

Arcata Approves Biodiesel Facility Giuntoli Plant Approved Despite Neighborhood Concerns
July 24, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Grant Scott-Goforth (Times-Standard)  The Arcata Planning Commission recently have final approval to a plan for a biodiesel facility on Giuntoli Lane after hearing concerns from neighbors about increased traffic and odors.

The facility will create biodiesel …

Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference August 8 – 9, 2012 Jackson, Mississippi.
July 23, 2012 – 5:55 pm | No Comment
Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference    August 8 – 9, 2012 Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi State University Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC) and the Mississippi Biomass Renewable Energy Council (MBREC) are partnering this year for the inaugural Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference, to be held August 8 – 9, …

‘Green Strike Group’ Offers Point of Pride, Not Political Divisiveness
July 23, 2012 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  As the “green strike group” makes its way through the waters of the Pacific Rim this week, the performance of the advanced biofuels helping power many of those ships is a cause …

ACORE Convenes Transportation And Renewable Energy Industry
July 23, 2012 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(ACORE) Leaders from across the country in the transportation and renewable energy sectors convened at an American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) forum on Tuesday in Washington to chart a course for expanding the use …

National Ad Campaign Takes off Showcasing America’s Advanced Biofuel
July 23, 2012 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …As the U.S. biodiesel industry shows in its just-launched ad campaign, biodiesel is here, now.

This ad campaign is the second time the industry has taken to the airwaves, television screens, Web …

Agri Innovation Forum December 5 & 6, 2012 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 23, 2012 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
Agri Innovation Forum    December 5 & 6, 2012    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Global Opportunity.  Growth Markets.  Industry Reinvention

“REINVENTING EVERYTHING – THE RELENTLESS DRIVE TO BUILD THE NEW AGRICULTURAL BIO ECONOMY”

The Agri Innovation Forum is the only program of events in Canada dedicated to showcasing the highest potential emerging, …

Industry in High Gear to Secure Critical Federal Policy Decision
July 23, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel  (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) …Starting this year, the RFS calls for a minimum of 1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel (mostly biodiesel) to be used each year in the U.S. fuel supply …

Aviation Biofuels Brazil Webinar August 21, 2012 11amET
July 23, 2012 – 5:01 pm | No Comment
Aviation Biofuels Brazil Webinar   August 21, 2012  11amET

Three expert speakers will give short presentations focusing on different aspects of the Brazilian Green Aviation Fuel market. You can follow the presentations from the comfort of your own office. All you need is an …

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) Announced Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) Winner of 2012 Marketing Award
July 23, 2012 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Railway Association of Canada)  The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today announced that Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) has been chosen as the winner of its 2012 Marketing Award. The RAC Marketing award was created to recognize shortlines …

A Collaborative Approach: Companies in Portland, Ore., Cooperate to Vertically Integrate Feedstock, Production and Distribution Infrastructure
July 23, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …A new project underway by three companies in Portland focuses on the co-location of grease recycling, biodiesel production and distribution operations. Once complete, the collaborative initiative will allow all three …

Minnesota Roadmap: Recommendations for BioIndustrial Processing
July 23, 2012 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

This report is designed to provide a pathway to accelerate the industry’s development. The report details factors influencing the development of the global advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals industry, identifies opportunity areas for Minnesota, and …

University of Texas Studies Energy Benefits of Algae Fuels
July 23, 2012 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A recent study at the University of Texas at Austin demonstrates that it is theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow …

Yulex Corp and Cooper Tire Receive $6.9 Million USDA Grant
July 23, 2012 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(PRWeb)  Yulex Corporation, as part of a consortium headed by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the company and its consortium partners a $6.9 million grant. …

BIO Says Petroleum Refining Organizations Lying to Congress in Anti-Renewable Fuel Standard Campaign
July 23, 2012 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Industrial & Environmental Section, said, “Petroleum refining industry organizations are engaging in a misguided and misleading anti-Renewable …

Branson on Biofuels
July 23, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(IFC.org/Handshake)  Innovator outlines the future of sustainable air travel.  READ MORE  and MORE (Destinasian.com) and MORE (Virgin.com)

Baby vs Bathwater: When Does Budget Prudence Tip over into Energy Shortsightism?
July 23, 2012 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest)  …The Navy doesn’t go to war, or even a war simulation, with unproven technology. That sends a message loud and clear to those who hope the Age of Biofuels has not …

Are IPOs Good for Early-Stage Companies and Advanced Biofuels?
July 23, 2012 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  The Yes view.   In addition to the IPO event itself, IPOs enable companies to tap the broad and liquid public finance channel for follow-on equity raises that enable construction …

Clariant Inaugurates Germany Cellulose Ethanol Pilot Plant
July 23, 2012 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Franco Capaldo (ICIS.com)  Clariant has inaugurated a new cellulose ethanol pilot plant in the Bavarian town of Straubing, Germany, the Swiss specialty chemicals company said on Friday.

The plant – the biggest of its kind in Germany – will produce around 1,000 …

Drought Impacts Ethanol Production
July 23, 2012 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Seth Slabaugh  (The Star Press) … “High corn prices driven by the drought have caused some ethanol plants to temporarily idle or reduce production,” Matt Hartwig of the Renewable Fuels Association, an ethanol trade group …

Ethanol Industry Commends Court for RFS Ruling
July 23, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Growth Energy/Renewable Fuels Association (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(T)he U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a petition  by the Chicken Council challenging the U.S. EPA rulemaking on the renewable fuel …

SEMO Opens New Biofuels Research Field in Sikeston
July 23, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jill Bock  (Standard Democrat/Southeast Missourian)  …Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field at Southeast’s Sikeston campus Thursday morning. A $200,000 two-year grant …

CLAIM: The Obama Administration Is Forcing the U.S. Navy to Use Unproven Biofuels.
July 23, 2012 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(Energy FactCheck)  FACT:  1.  The U.S. Navy’s biofuel initiative began in 2006 when President George W. Bush’s Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, initiated a task force to explore options for reducing the military’s dependence on fossil …

Solazyme and Gevo Inc. Part Of Pentagon Effort To Switch To Biofuels
July 23, 2012 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Marcus Stern   (Reuters)  * Republicans call green fleet program too expensive  * Pentagon says biofuels costs will drop

Two companies involved on the ground level of an expensive Pentagon effort to embrace biofuels have …

Korea Feed Group Asks U.S. To Curb Corn, Soybean Use In Biofuel
July 23, 2012 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Jae Hur (Bloomberg)  South Korea’s top grain importer has urged the U.S. to consider cutting the use of corn and soybeans in biofuel production to ensure stable food supplies as prices soar amid the …

EM Biofuels Announces Rollout of RINPlus(TM)
July 23, 2012 – 10:54 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch)  A Proprietary Renewable Identification Number (RIN) Assurance Program
EM Biofuels, LLC announced today the rollout of RINPlus(TM), a proprietary, web-enabled platform that tracks the origin of each Renewable Identification Number (RIN). RINPlus(TM)( www.RINPLUS.com ) will …

The 2012 London Olympics, Biofuels-Style: BP to Showcase Its Three Most Advanced Biofuels
July 23, 2012 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the 2012 Summer Games approach, BP Biofuels launches its showcase for cellulosic ethanol, renewable diesel, and biobutanol.   Amidst the blizzard of demo drives and informational marketing, why are these …

Biofuels’ Influence Counters Big Oil Money
July 20, 2012 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (ArgusLeader.com)  Political muscle can help S.D. protect stake in renewable energy

Big oil and natural gas companies vastly outspend the renewable fuels industry on Capitol Hill, but the general gridlock in Washington gives …

Can Biofuels Really Make a Nation Safer?
July 20, 2012 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“It didn’t take long to figure out,” he (Dan Nolan, a retired US Army Colonel and CEO of  Sabot 6) recalled, “how many casualties we were taking in Iraq and …

Microalgae ‘Bulging with Biofuel Potential’
July 20, 2012 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(Stock Journal) MISA researchers from SARDI have isolated and evaluated a ‘super strain’ of a native microalgae species that could form the basis of a local biofuels industry.

This breakthrough in biodiscovery comes after six years …

Cooking Waste Converted into Biodiesel for Schoolbuses
July 20, 2012 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Kan Yean Thoong  (The Star)   TWENTY secondary schools and two universities in Selangor will be participating in the “Environment Assessment Savvy Youths (Easy) Inter-School Used Cooking Oil Collection” programme, which was launched recently.

Fathopes …

FARNBOROUGH: Canada Advances Biofuel Testing with Dassault Falcon 20 and Vintage T-33 Trainer
July 20, 2012 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(FlightGlobal)  The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has for the first time conducted biofuel test flights using chase aircraft to measure the emissions. The campaign is among a number of different projects which the …

How Joule May Turn Biofuels Upside Down
July 20, 2012 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But some of the most interesting work being done today at Joule Unlimited is of the “Don’t Bee” type: progressively knocking out characteristics and pathways that create limitations on biofuels …

Perry Hall Man Convicted in Biodiesel Fraud Case
July 20, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Timothy B. Wheeler (Baltimore Sun)  A federal jury convicted a Perry Hall man Monday of wire fraud and money laundering for selling $9 million worth of bogus biodiesel credits to commodities brokers and oil companies …

Designing Microbes that Make Energy-Dense Biofuels without Sugar
July 20, 2012 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(R&D Magazine)  With metabolically engineered microorganisms hungry for levulinic acid rather than sugar, a University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) chemical and biological engineer aims to create more sustainable, cost-effective processes for converting biomass into high-energy-density hydrocarbon …

Student Finds New Way of Turning Plastic into Biofuel
July 20, 2012 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Rasha Dewedar  (SciDev.net)   A method for generating biofuel by breaking down plastics using a low-cost catalyst will be developed further in the United Kingdom next month (16 July).

The process was developed by a sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad, …

Hybrid, Hyperlocal: 5 Paths of the New Fuel Economy
July 20, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We think that the emergence of a long-term, low-cost natural gas source will ultimately break production of fuel and chemicals into five key streams.

Long chain molecules. Winning? Bio-based.   These are …

US Annual Energy Outlook 2012 published by EIA
July 20, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook for 2012. Among changes in this year’s Outlook, an updated Reference case was included as part of this …

Government of Canada Invests in Innovation in St. Marys
July 20, 2012 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  An investment of $1.86 million by the Government of Canada will help two Canadian businesses grow their operations and collectively create a total of 22 new jobs in St. Marys, where the companies will …

AEC Biofuel Teamwork Urged
July 20, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(Bankok Post)  Thailand is being urged to step up joint development and know-how exchanges with Malaysia and Indonesia on ethanol and biodiesel to stave off reliance on oil imports, according to energy veterans.

“We should get …

Researchers Convert ‘Beer’ into a Better-than-Ethanol Biofuel
July 20, 2012 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Anne Ju (Cornell Chronicle)  At Cornell, researchers are turning beer into biofuel.

It’s not the beer that’s good to drink — but fermentation broth, which is chemically identical to the imbibing beer, from which the …

Biofuels Find a Home within the U.S. Coast Guard
July 20, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Alicia Moore (HydrogenFuelNews.com)  …The U.S. Coast Guard has also taken a keen interest in biofuels, using them to power the ship Henry Blake on its maiden voyage.

Henry Blake combines diesel with biofuel   The ship …

PCA: Coconut Supply Enough for 5% Coco-Biodiesel Blend
July 20, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Paul Anthony a. Isla  (BusinessMirror.com)  THE Philippines has sufficient coconut supply to support up to a 5-percent coco methyl ester (CME) biodiesel blend, Carlos Carpio, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) deputy administrator, told reporters on …

Biofuel Start-Up Opts for Natural Gas Fuel Conversion
July 20, 2012 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by David Worthington (SmartPlanet.com)  The allure of cheap nature gas has altered the course of a New Jersey biofuel start-up’s path to commercialization. Shale gas will serve as Primus Green Energy’s (PGE) bridge fuel until it …

Innovative Pilot and Demonstration Scale Production of Advanced Biofuels
July 20, 2012 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The intent of this FOA is to identify, evaluate, and select innovative pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefineries that can produce hydrocarbon fuels that meet military specifications for JP-5 (jet fuel primarily …

RFI – Enhanced Algal Biofuel Intermediate Yields (EABIY)
July 20, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is solely to solicit input for DOE consideration in the development of future algal biofuels research, development, and deployment (RD&D) programs. Information obtained …

Death Valley Days: The Biofuels Financing Saga
July 20, 2012 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As bio-based companies race across the Valley of Death, in the dash for scale, who’s getting financing now, and how?

The path to financing success in bio-based project development used to …

Louisiana Biofuels & Bioprocessing (LIBBi) Summit September 11-12, 2012 Baton Rouge, LA
July 20, 2012 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
Louisiana Biofuels & Bioprocessing (LIBBi) Summit   September 11-12, 2012   Baton Rouge, LA

The LSU AgCenter will host the Louisiana Biofuels and Bioprocessing Summit September 11-12, 2012.

Building a Business Case for Louisiana. What does Louisiana Offer?

The objective of the summit is to strengthen Louisiana’s agricultural industries and provide …

Australian Navy Goes Green with New US Biofuel Deal
July 20, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Brendan Nicholson (The Australian)  THE Royal Australian Navy has taken a major step towards “greening” its warships and aircraft with a new agreement that will give it access to technology being developed in the …

More Access to Advanced Biofuels Becoming an Issue of National Security
July 20, 2012 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(MultiService.com)  Advanced biofuels are gaining popularity throughout the United States thanks to their financial and environmental benefits. Domestic biofuels can especially benefit the Department of Defense, which uses a substantial amount of fuel each year. …

The 6 Big Myths of Military Biofuels
July 20, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In this context we’d like to examine assertions made in a feature story on the Green Strike Group published this week in Wired’s online Danger Room, entitled “How the Navy’s …

#GreatGreenFleet: SECNAV, CNO Visit Nimitz For Great Green Fleet Demonstration
July 20, 2012 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan A. Colon (USS Nimitz Public Affairs/America’s Navy)  The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier …

Coskata Switches Focus from Biomass to Natural Gas; to Raise $100M in Natgas-Oriented Private Placement
July 20, 2012 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Coskata, looking at CAPEX opportunities, political uncertainty, and the investor climate — switches to an “all natural gas” feedstock strategy.  Initiates a $100M private placement, puts Alabama project on hold. …

Brazil Builds Algae-Based Biofuel Plant
July 20, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Herald Sun)  The world’s first industrial plant producing biofuels from seaweed will be built in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco in late 2013, the official in charge of the project says.

The factory to be …

Researchers: LCFS Would Help America
July 20, 2012 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  During a bipartisan briefing on Capitol Hill, researchers from six institutions advocated that adopting a national Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) would be a positive step for America. Renewable fuels, they …

Powers Given Another Month in Quest for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Financing
July 20, 2012 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  Powers Energy of America remained in breach of contract with Lake County’s solid waste board but was given another month to try to prove it can finance its long …

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity
July 19, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects

A California company has come up with a compelling twist on farmland investing for private clients and institutional investors focusing on real assets. …

Biofuels Patent Issued For Lignin-Solvent Process
July 19, 2012 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(JustMeans.com)  A patent that opens the door for the creation of biofuels from abundantly available plant fiber has been issued to researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens …

Senators Gird for Fight over U.S. Navy’s ‘Green Fleet’
July 19, 2012 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Roberta Rampton and Susan Cornwell (Reuters)  U.S. senators who support the Pentagon’s push to expand its use of biofuels said they have a plan to answer critics who argue the fuel is far too expensive …

RFA Continues Sturgis Sponsorship
July 19, 2012 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The 72nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD is August 6-12 and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is continuing its partnership with the Legendary Buffalo Chip. This is an opportunity for the …

Researcher Aims to Create Biofuel from Pulp Waste
July 19, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(CBC News)  Lakehead University professor receives grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

…Lakehead University professor Pedram Fatehi said he wants to generate environmentally friendly biofuels out of liquid waste produced by pulp mills — …

Growing Biodiesel from Local Fields
July 19, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Citizen-Times)  Farmers, area restaurants and energy-conscious drivers could benefit from a pilot program to develop homegrown biofuels in the mountains.

Blue Ridge Biofuels, AdvantageWest, Biltmore Estate and other partners have been awarded a $130,000 grant from …

Push in Congress to Ban Biofuels in Military Has Big Long-Term Costs
July 19, 2012 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Norman Seip (Christian Science Monitor)  The US armed services is working hard to wean itself off of fossil fuels and foreign oil. Yet some in Congress, for short-term savings, want to ban them from …

Building Opportunity: New Tax Credits in Florida Aim to Incent Economic Development and Job Creation Through Biofuel Infrastructure Investments
July 19, 2012 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Specifically, the bill provides a sales tax refund for materials used in the distribution of blends of B10 through neat B100, ethanol blends of E10-E100, and other renewable fuels produced …

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance, Renewable Fuels Association Release Ethanol, Drought Myth-Busting Reports
July 19, 2012 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance published a note “to once again clear up a few myths about ethanol and ethanol production in America.”

…In Washington, the Renewable Fuel Association’s …

Dynamic Recycling LLC Could Locate in Bristol Tennessee
July 19, 2012 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Rober Brown (Bristol Herald Courier/Tricities.com)  Bristol, Va., officials might have turned down the relocation of an ethanol plant in their city, but the facility is very much wanted in Bristol, Tenn., City Manager Jeff …