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Webinar: Global Solutions for Global Challenges: International Collaborations to Advance Bioenergy Research December 5, 2012 1:00PM ET
October 31, 2012 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Webinar:  Global Solutions for Global Challenges: International Collaborations to Advance Bioenergy Research      December 5, 2012    1:00PM ET

Presenters will highlight the progress of ongoing research collaborations among scientists supported by the Energy Department and researchers from China, Brazil, and other countries around the world. Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Idaho …

Vnesheconombank, Bright Capital, and Renmatix Consider Implementation of an Investment Project in Biochemical and Biofuels Industries
October 31, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

(MSN Money/PR NewsWire)  During the first Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development Open Innovations, the State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs’ (Vnesheconombank), venture capital firm Bright Capital Management, and Renmatix, the leading …

SAE International Book Takes You Inside the Workings of a Grand Prix Motorcycle Engine
October 31, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(Business Journals/SAE/PR NewsWire)  SAE International offers a book that takes readers inside engines of World Championship Grand Prix motorcycles, detailing the design concepts that make them work.

“Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles” is …

Bio Architecture Lab, Xunshan Group to Co-Develop 
Integrated Biorefinery
October 31, 2012 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biobased Digest)  Partnership aims for fuels, chemicals & co-products from brown seaweed

In California, Bio Architecture Lab announced an agreement with China’s Xunshan Group, the world’s largest grower of brown seaweed and a …

Profiling Team Romney: Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
October 31, 2012 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Biodiesel Magazine)  If Republican candidate Mitt Romney wins the election, there’s a good chance Nebraska will once again send a native son to Washington to serve in the president’s cabinet. Last time, …

REG Begins $20 Million Upgrade to Minn.-Based Biodiesel Plant
October 31, 2012 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) … Originally designed as a facility to process vegetable oils such as soybean oil, the $20 million upgrades will allow the facility to take in lower-cost feedstock such as waste vegetable …

E2 Report Projects Increased Advanced Biofuel Production
October 31, 2012 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)  A report published by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) demonstrates that the biofuel industry is well-positioned to meet increased demand for advanced biofuels, which will be driven by the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS) and …

F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia February 26-27, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand
October 31, 2012 – 12:25 pm | No Comment
F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia   February 26-27, 2013   Bangkok, Thailand

F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia, which is now in its 7th year, takes place at a time when Asia has moved into the limelight of the sugar and ethanol industry as international suppliers are …

Danish Firm Develops Enzyme to Boost Ethanol Output by 2.5 Percent
October 31, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Novozymes said it has developed a new enzyme called Avantec that allows more ethanol to be produced from corn.

The Danish industrial enzymes maker said Avantec enables ethanol producers to …

Visiting Farmers See Cattle/Ethanol Operation
October 31, 2012 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A group of 17 farmers from Canada, Honduras, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Swaziland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, US, Zambia, and Zimbabwe had the chance to visit a livestock operation …

Cattle, Corn Contribute to Ethanol Bonanza
October 31, 2012 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Art Hovey (Lincoln Journal Star)  The economic bounce that comes from the combination of corn and cattle in Nebraska “is unmatched any other place in the country,” agricultural economist Bruce Johnson told the Nebraska …

Algae Tehnology Europe December 5-7, 2012 Ghent, Belgium
October 31, 2012 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Algae Tehnology Europe   December 5-7, 2012    Ghent, Belgium

Algae Technology Platform Europe: Investors Meet Developers will be on Day 1, December 5, 2012. A practical short course on Algae Harvesting and Processing for Value Added Applications will be held on Day 2 & …

A Million Tonnes of DDGs Pushed onto UK Market
October 31, 2012 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(All About Feed)  Two huge wheat-for-ethanol plants are coming on stream in Britain supplying and extra one million tonnes of distillers grains to the animal feed industry.

Material from these plants will help fill the cattle …

Neste Oil Opens First European Biofuel-from-Waste Pilot Plant
October 31, 2012 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Energy Efficiency News)  Finnish firm Neste Oil officially opened its first European pilot plant for producing microbial oil from waste material in Porvoo, Finland on Friday.

…Neste Oil, meanwhile, has invested €8 million in its pilot plant as …

Kenoi: Biodiesel Deal of No Benefit to Residents, County
October 31, 2012 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Erin Miller (West Hawaii Today)  Aina Koa Pono’s biodiesel proposal isn’t a good deal for Hawaii County residents, Mayor Billy Kenoi said Monday, hours before the Public Utilities Commission was set to begin its …

California, No Longer the State Where the Future Happens First
October 31, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (Biofuels Digest/BioEnergy Producers Association)  For the past decade, repressive provisions in statute have discouraged developers of conversion technologies from operating in California.

Among its statutory roadblocks, the state has a scientifically inaccurate …

SG Biofuels Expands Jatropha Platform; Confirms $99 Per Barrel Crude Jatropha Oil
October 31, 2012 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jatropha 2.0 crude oil costs drops below Brent crude petroleum price

In California, SG Biofuels announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets that it has expanded its global network of hybrid trial and …

Los Angeles County Votes in Favor of Waste-to-Energy Development
October 31, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In California, Los Angeles County is taking action to support the development of technologies to convert landfill waste into biofuels and biopower. In late September the County of Los …

European Next Generation Biofuels Webinar November 19, 2012
October 31, 2012 – 10:23 am | No Comment
European Next Generation Biofuels Webinar   November 19, 2012

New European Biofuels Policies   11:00AM ET  Free

In October, the European Commission proposed major changes to their existing biofuels policy. Under the new proposals, the EC will limit edible feedstock-based biofuels to just 5%. Given the …

Denmark Sets High Goals for Renewables
October 30, 2012 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Roger Moore (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Leifmark LLC)  …If you’re Denmark, and practically surrounded by the North Sea, global warming and the anticipated rise in the ocean level tend to focus the national mind. To thrive …

Mixing Lignocellulosic Slurries Presents Challenges
October 30, 2012 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Gregory T. Benz  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Benz Technology International Inc.)  Lignocellulosic slurries have long been used for paper production as well as for feedstock for water-soluble polymer production, such as carboxy methyl cellulose. More recently, they …

Ethanol Production from Paper Industry Sludge Examined
October 30, 2012 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Ronalds Gonzalez (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Carolina State University)  The concept of converting paper industry sludge to ethanol has been intensively studied in the past decade. Recently, research at North Carolina State University has shown …

Verifying Forest Sustainability
October 30, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Charles A. Levesque and Eric W. Kingsley (Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC/Biomass Magazine)  Increased talk about the use of woody biomass for energy in the U.S. has many people wondering how best to assure that …

Missouri High School Prepares to Expand Biodiesel Production Center
October 30, 2012 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)  In Fenton, Mo., Rockwood Summit High School students and chemistry teacher Darrin Peters have taken hands-on learning to a whole new level with biodiesel production. The journey began five years …

Central European Initiative Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology and Biofuels Conference Pave the Way for Promoting a Bio-based Economy in CEI Region
October 30, 2012 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Central European Initiative)  Ministers of Science and their representatives from 18 CEI Member States, together with High Officials from the European Commission and from international scientific institutions attended the CEI Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology in …

Aurora Algae’s Matt Caspari On Growing Algae in Australia
October 30, 2012 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Recently Aurora Algae announced the successful completion of requirements for a two million dollar (AUD) Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) grant, which has been used to advance the Company’s algae-based biomass production at its …

A.I.M. Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon
October 30, 2012 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae is the 9th startup for CEO Dan Simon, and the company is finally at his favorite stage. “We are completing our charge through the Valley of Death,” he …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 3-7, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark DEADLINE: January 21, 2013
October 30, 2012 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 3-7, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark  DEADLINE:  January 21, 2013

The Call for Abstracts is now open. Be part of the main annual meeting for the international biomass community and present your latest scientific and technological results to biomass specialists and decision makers by submitting …

2nd Annual Southern Bioenergy Networks Meeting December 4-5, 2012 West Memphis, AR
October 30, 2012 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
2nd Annual Southern Bioenergy Networks Meeting   December 4-5, 2012   West Memphis, AR

The Southern Bioenergy Networks Meeting will be a collection of leaders representing state and regional renewable and bioenergy-advocacy organizations.  The Southeast Agriculture and Forest Energy Resources (SAFER) Alliance and the 25x’25 Alliance is convening this one day meeting to …

Biofuels Companies Drop Biomass and Turn to Natural Gas
October 30, 2012 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Bullis (MIT Technology Review)  The high cost of making biofuel from cellulosic sources is prompting a new strategy.

Calysta Energy, a recently unveiled startup based in Menlo Park, California, plans to make diesel fuel …

The Underlying Objection
October 30, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Is there something deeper going on in all this anti-ethanol rhetoric? Is there some sort of philosophical underlying problem?

…So, is it anti-corn? Is it anti-industrial agriculture? I can understand …

Solar Power, Coconut Biofuel to Meet 150% of Pacific Nation’s Electricity Demand
October 30, 2012 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Mridul Chadha (Clean Technica)  Solar power plants and coconut biofuel-powered generators will be switched on in Tokelau next week as the three-atoll administered region of New Zealand gears up to become the ‘the world’s first truly renewable …

Scottish Buses Switch up to B30 Biofuel
October 30, 2012 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(The Green Car Website)  Stagecoach buses in Scotland are cleaning up their act with a new blend of biofuel.

Some 530 buses and coaches in East Scotland area and almost 400 vehicles vehicles operating as part …

NRC Flies the World’s First Civil Jet Powered by 100 Percent Biofuel
October 30, 2012 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(MarketWire/National Research Council of Canada)  Historic Milestone for the Aviation and Sustainable Energy Industries

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) achieved a major milestone for the aviation industry today as it flew the first civil jet powered …

ZeaChem Completes Construction of Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery
October 30, 2012 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(ZeaChem)  ZeaChem Inc., developer of highly-efficient biorefineries, today announced that it has completed construction of its 250,000 gallons per year (GPY) cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Boardman, Oregon. The project was completed on budget and is …

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy and 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials for 2012-13 Are Announced
October 30, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In California, Renewable oils developer Solazyme took the #1 spot in the 2012-13 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings, announced today by Biofuels Digest at Advanced Biofuels Markets in …

Union of Concerned Scientists: 680 Million Tons of U.S. Biomass Available by 2030
October 29, 2012 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Union of Concerned Scientists has published a report that shows that biomass feedstock has the potential to dramatically increase our nation’s renewable energy supply. The report, titled “The …

Will Global Biofuel Investments Continue?
October 29, 2012 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Historically, 2009 was a hard year for biofuels. Biofuel spending was down to $5.6 billion from $15.4 billion in 2008. Investments in the industry focused on cellulosic technologies and sugarcane. This …

Bioenergy in the High School Classroom: Bioprospecting Lab
October 29, 2012 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Bioprospecting Lab: In collaboration with 2011 Research Experience for Teachers participant Craig Kohn and GLBRC scientists in Cameron Currie’s Lab at UW-Madison, we are developing a new lab sequence in …

Reflections on Developments in the Biorefinery Industry: 4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
October 29, 2012 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery conference held in Helsinki, Finland (October 23-25, 2012) brought together over 300 people from around 30 countries. The organizers successfully achieved the goal of …

REAP Grants Include Money for Blender Pumps
October 29, 2012 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A total of $16 million in investment for 244 projects received funding from the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program, including several blender pumps and a few biomass-related projects. …

Profiling Team Romney: US Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas
October 29, 2012 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s short list of possible energy secretaries includes Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the House energy committee chairman who gained infamy for his …

Profiling Team Romney: Florida Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam
October 29, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At 22 years of age, fifth-generation cattle rancher and citrus grower Adam Putnam was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and was later appointed chairman of that body’s …

USDA GAIN Report Outlines Status of Spain’s Ethanol Industry
October 29, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The UDSA Foreign Agricultural Service recently published a Global Agricultural Information Network report outlining Spain’s ethanol industry. The report,” titled “Spain’s Bioethanol Standing Report,” notes that the country is …

BSR Publishes Sustainability Report, Seeks Public Comments
October 29, 2012 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BSR, a nonprofit membership organization focused on consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration, has released a new report that assesses the sustainability impacts of commercial transportation fuels, as well as …

German Greentech Report Highlights Biomass, Biofuels
October 29, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The German Federal Environmental Ministry has released an environmental technology atlas produced by Roland Gerger Strategy Consultants. The report, titled “GreenTech made in Germany 3.0,” is the third such …

Profiling Team Romney: Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm and American Petroleum Institute’s Jack Gerard
October 29, 2012 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Harold Hamm, a.k.a. “America’s Oil Man,” is chairman of Romney’s energy policy advisory team and likely his first runner-up choice for energy secretary after American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard.

An Oklahoma …

Indonesia Has Potential For Ethanol-Fuel Cars: GM
October 29, 2012 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Heru Andriyanto  (Jakarta Globe)   Indonesia might be a potential market for ethanol-fueled cars, following in the footsteps of other sugarcane-producing nations like Brazil that promote the alternative source to fossil fuel, a General Motors executive …

Scientists Make Case for Sustainable Approach to Bioenergy
October 29, 2012 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increasing demand for bioenergy feedstock is generating debates about food versus fuel and indirect land-use change. An interdisciplinary team of 11 scientists from seven European countries and the U.S. …

Google Tests Biofuel Car
October 29, 2012 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Leader)  Google has been using Cool Planet Energy Systems’ biofuel blend to run a fleet vehicle at the search giant’s Mountain View, Calif. campus, according to the energy-tech startup.

…During the Google trial, a campus …

Petrobras, Fisheries Ministry Partner to Study Fish Oil Biodiesel
October 29, 2012 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

(Petrobras/ Biodiesel Magazine)  Petrobras Biofuel and the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture signed a memorandum of understanding to expand cooperative programs focused on the exploration and production of biodiesel from residual fish oil.

…The initiative is …

Camelina Researchers on Cutting Edge of Biofuel, Nutraceutical, Livestock Possibilities
October 29, 2012 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Heidi Gaiser (Daily Interlake)  The four partners of Clearwater Biologicals are working to turn a crop popular in the Bronze Age into a 21st-century source of fuel and nutrients — and they are beginning …

Why Cellulosic Ethanol Depends on a Renewable Fuel Standard
October 29, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by RP Siegel (TriplePundit)  … 3p: If you look at where we today relative to the RFS, it says that by the year 2022, a total of 21 billion gallons of biofuel needs to be provided by something other …

Novozymes Acquires 10% of Beta Renewables for $115M; Companies to Jointly Market, Demonstrate and Guarantee Cellulosic Biofuel Solutions.
October 29, 2012 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes becomes preferred enzyme supplier for Beta Renewables’ current and future cellulosic biofuel projects; embedded in Proesa production technology.

In Denmark and Italy, Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Gulfstream Flights To NBAA
October 29, 2012 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Honeywell/MarketWatch/PR NewsWire)  Five aircraft fly together for the first time using renewable jet fuel to National Business Aviation Association convention
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced using Honeywell’s UOP Renewable …

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld
October 29, 2012 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Big algae news in the state of Arizona is the $15 million award by the Department of Energy to Arizona State University to establish a national algae science and …

Saudi Arabia, World’s Leading Oil Producer, to Go “Green” at Home?
October 28, 2012 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by John Daly (OilPrice.com) Renewable energy, currently a Republican object of derision and attack on the Obama administration in next month’s U.S. presidential election, may have found a most unlikely ally.

Saudi Arabia.

In an exclusive, Britain’s …

Biofuels Research Project Aims To Study Sustainable Development
October 26, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Nino Marchetti (EarthTechling)  One of the major issues facing those growing biofuel crops are finding suitable locations where they can be grown sustainably, avoiding competition with food crops for land resources. A new renewable energy research project being …

Integration of Biodiesel RIN Verification in the BQ-9000 Program
October 26, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Pete Moss (Biodiesel Magazine)  BQ-9000 is the gold standard for quality control in the biodiesel industry. The accreditation program was developed by the National Biodiesel Board to ensure better quality in a rapidly growing …

EcoEngineers RIN Program Manages 300 MMgy of Biodiesel Capacity
October 26, 2012 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Baker (EcoEngineeers/Biodiesel Magazine)  Last October, EcoEngineers unveiled its RIN Quality Assurance Program to address RIN fraud that was destabilizing biodiesel RIN markets. At that time, the idea of a RIN QAP was unheard …

NYC Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil Requirement Starts Oct. 1
October 26, 2012 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  As New York City residents prepare for another winter, they can take comfort in knowing their oilheat is among the cleanest in the nation.  Starting Oct. 1, every gallon of oilheat …

Firm Offers ‘Phased Financing’ for Biodiesel Process Facilities
October 26, 2012 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Nevada-based biodiesel equipment provider International Procurement Tools LLC has announced what it is calling “phased financing,” an approach that allows would-be biodiesel project developers with access to a million dollars …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Alternative Clean Transportation Expo June 24-27, 2013 Washington, DC DEADLINE: December 14, 2012
October 26, 2012 – 5:39 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  Alternative Clean Transportation Expo June 24-27, 2013 Washington, DC  DEADLINE: December 14, 2012

The goal of ACT Expo is to inspire increased implementation of alternative fuel and clean vehicle technologies in all vehicle markets from passenger vehicles to heavy-duty trucking. The conference will provide attendees with a keen …

Alternative Clean Transportation Expo June 24-27, 2013 Washington, DC
October 26, 2012 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
Alternative Clean Transportation Expo   June 24-27, 2013    Washington, DC

Now in its third year, the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is the transportation industry’s largest alternative fuels and advanced clean vehicle technology conference and expo in North America. ACT Expo is dedicated to showcasing …

Engineering Microbes for Sustainable Manufacturing and Better Biofuels
October 26, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Ysabel Yates (Renewable Energy World)   …Using microbes to create useful products is nothing new. Humans have been doing it for centuries to bake bread or brew alcohol, for example.  More recent techniques have …

New Advanced Fuels Center Dedicated
October 26, 2012 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Tim Leeds (Havre Daily News)  A standing-room-only crowd filled a newly re-opened building at Montana State University-Northern to hear dignitaries and university representatives talk about the latest addition to its cutting-edge alternative fuels laboratory.

…The …

Biofuel Criticism Draws Rebuttal
October 26, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  …That’s what Craig Floss did when several speakers spoke derisively about biofuels during this past week’s World Food Prize symposium.

Floss, executive director of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, says …

Biofuels Must be a Larger Part of Future Energy Mix: Global Renewable Fuels Alliance
October 26, 2012 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Renewable Fuels Association)  As world and energy industry leaders gather today (october 22, 2012) in Dubai at the World Energy Forum to chart a roadmap for a sustainable energy mix, the Global …

In a World Hungry for Biofuels, Food Security Must Come First
October 26, 2012 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Olivier De Schutter (The Guardian)  …The new starting point should be to put food security first. Globally, 25% of land is already degraded, and the remaining productive areas are subject to ever-greater competition from industrial …

UK Government Uncertainty over Whether to Include International Aviation Emissions in Carbon Budgets
October 26, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)   With emissions from aviation and shipping likely to make up a quarter of the total UK output by 2050, it would be impossible to achieve national climate objectives without including the two sectors in …

Notice of Public Meeting to Establish the FAA Center of Excellence (COE) for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (AJF&E) November 15-16, 2012 Washington, DC
October 26, 2012 – 1:52 pm | No Comment
Notice of Public Meeting to Establish the FAA Center of Excellence (COE) for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (AJF&E)  November 15-16, 2012  Washington, DC

(Federal Aviation Administration)  SUMMARY: The FAA is forming a COE for AJF&E during FY-13. The COE will be a consortium of the FAA, university partners, and private industry affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to work …

Wood Completely Broken Down into Its Component Parts
October 26, 2012 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes)  Crude oil is getting scarce. This is why researchers are seeking to substitute petroleum-based products – like plastics – with sustainable raw materials. Waste wood, divided into lignin and cellulose, …

POET-DSM Makes Major Technology, Process Purchase for Commercial Cellulosic Bio-Ethanol
October 26, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(POET)  POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels has contracted for a key technology/process component in breaking down cellulose to produced advanced biofuel.

POET-DSM has contracted with International Technology Group ANDRITZ, through its U.S. subsidiary ANDRITZ Inc., to supply a …

The October Surprise: BP Cancels Plans for US Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
October 26, 2012 – 9:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, BP announced it is canceling plans to build a 36 million gallon commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Highlands County. The company said that it would refocus its US …

BIO International Convention April 22-25, 2013 Chicago, IL
October 25, 2012 – 6:14 pm | No Comment
BIO International Convention   April 22-25, 2013  Chicago, IL

Join compelling conversations about your business challenges. Choose from 120+ sessions along 13 tracks.

Gain new perspectives from global thought leaders. More than 800 speakers to be announced beginning January 2013.

Get up to date on policies, …

CALL FOR PAPERS: BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing June 16-19, 2013 Montreal, Quebec, Canada DEADLINE November 22, 2012
October 25, 2012 – 5:50 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing   June 16-19, 2013   Montreal, Quebec, Canada  DEADLINE November 22, 2012

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the largest industrial biotech gathering in the world. The 2013 event will bring together business executives, government officials, researchers and industry leaders from over 35 countries.
The BIO …

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing June 16-19, 2013 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
October 25, 2012 – 5:28 pm | No Comment
BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing    June 16-19, 2013   Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals.

Date: June 16-19, 2013
Location: Montreal, Canada

Entering …

21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 3-7, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark
October 25, 2012 – 5:14 pm | No Comment
21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition    June 3-7, 2013   Copenhagen, Denmark

The 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place at Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark from 3 to 7 June 2013.

For over 30 years now, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) has …

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels and Bio-Products Summit Feb 20-21, 2013 Orlando, FL
October 25, 2012 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels and Bio-Products Summit    Feb 20-21, 2013    Orlando, FL

Build Strategic Partnerships in Feedstock and Finance to Commercialize Your Waste to Biofuels Business

Commercialization : The Race for Scale: Adopt proven pathways towards commercialisation from the leading companies in MSW to Biofuels
Project Economics: Evaluate potential revenue streams …

Biofuels Producer Pitches Partnership with Pickens County Cities
October 25, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Vince Jackson (Independent Mail)  Commercial algae grower said process could someday recycle municipal sewer sludge

Members of the Pickens County Municipal Association learned this week that biofuels produced from algae could provide needed revenue streams …

Government Funding Goes into Filipino Bioethanol Research
October 25, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Filipino Department of Energy (DoE) is to collaborate on a new bioethanol research project with Xavier University.

The DoE will commit to fund the university’s study into looking at potential bioethanol production via …

Corn Ethanol Makers Weigh Switch to Butanol
October 25, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Henry Fountain (New York Times)  Nearly a decade after the adoption of federal renewable fuel standards led to a sharp increase in production of ethanol, some producers in the Corn Belt are considering making a different …

State Corn Groups Lay Groundwork for Higher Ethanol Blends, Greater Consumer Choice
October 25, 2012 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association)  State corn associations across the country are working diligently to make the increased use of higher ethanol blends a reality through programs to put the necessary infrastructure in place. Laying the …

Diesel Technology Forum Statement on the UC-Berkeley Study on Secondary Organic Aerosols
October 25, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the study published this week by the University of California-Berkeley comparing diesel and gasoline emissions. Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel …

Butamax Fuel Product Manager James Baustian Discussed Biobutanol at the Petroleum Equipment Institute Convention at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show
October 25, 2012 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Butamax/PR NewsWire)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, the leading global biobutanol technology development company, announced that last week Fuel Product Manager James Baustian discussed the integration of biobutanol gasoline blends in retail fuel dispensing systems at the Petroleum Equipment …

Highly Efficient Production of Advanced Biofuel by Metabolically Engineered Microorganism
October 25, 2012 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)…Utilizing systems metabolic engineering, a Korean research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has succeeded in demonstrating an optimized process to increase …

Large-Scale Production of Biofuels Made from Algae Poses Sustainability Concerns
October 25, 2012 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5 percent — approximately 39 billion liters — of U.S. transportation fuel needs would place unsustainable demands on energy, water, …

Chevron Mulls Ethanol, Debuts TV Show
October 25, 2012 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(Bankok Post)  Adrian Bendeck, the country manager and general manager, said the company has not decided whether to replace octane 91 with premium petrol or biofuel.

The government earlier announced a phase-out of regular petrol beginning …

Micro Distillery Workshop November 12-14, 2012 Antananarivo, Madagascar
October 25, 2012 – 12:22 pm | No Comment
Micro Distillery Workshop   November 12-14, 2012    Antananarivo, Madagascar

Tany Meva Foundation will convene a three-day workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on small or micro scale ethanol production for fuel use.  The workshop builds on the results of the 2011 World Bank-published study, Ethanol as a …

Biodiesel Demand, Profitability Sink
October 25, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  So much biodiesel has been made and sold this year that the federal mandate for use of the biofuel has largely been met, resulting in a sudden loss of …

Aemetis Granted Fifth U.S. Patent for Cellulosic Biochemical and Biofuel Technology
October 25, 2012 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Aemetis/BusinessWire)  Aemetis, Inc. (OTCPK: AMTX), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today that the company was awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) titled “Hydrolytic Enzyme Mixtures For …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World – Who Is Moving the Targets?
October 25, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … United States   Concerns over the price impacts of a devastating US drought have led to call for a waiver in the US Renewable Fuel Standard volumetric targets. Proposed waivers have …

Novozymes Urges EU to Recognise Next Generation Biofuel Opportunity
October 25, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Will Nichols (Business Green)  The EU’s new biofuels policy falls short of what is needed to spur growth in advanced fuels and is mistakenly writing off fuels derived from food crops, one of the world’ largest …

Voters Running on Empty When It Comes to Energy C&A Infographic
October 24, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Tom Alexander (Cassidy and Associates)   Do voters know the difference between renewable energy and a fossil fuel? A new InfoGraphic out today from Cassidy & Associates shows that Americans might be Running on Empty when it …

LCFS Would Benefit Minnesota
October 24, 2012 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a recent study from Political Economy Research Institute, a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in Minnesota would have a positive environmental and economic impact. The paper, “The Employment Impacts of …

Tractor Pulling with Biodiesel
October 24, 2012 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) is going to help promote biodiesel to its fans with the help of the United Soybean Board (USB). Beginning next season, all tractors will use B100 (100 percent biodiesel) …

First Retailer in Nebraska to Offer E15
October 24, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Uncle Neal’s Phillips 66 at 2705 S. Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington, Nebraska is the first retailer in Nebraska to offer E15.  A grand opening promotion will be announced soon.

The Environmental Protection …

Geoff Cooper Addresses Attendees at Export Exchange
October 24, 2012 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Johansen (DomesticFuel.com)  Attendees for the 2012 Export Exchange were the audience for Renewable Fuels Associations’s Geoff Cooper. Geoff serves as the organizations Vice President and spoke to over 500 of the worlds feed producers, marketers and buyers. He …

Aviation Biofuel: Technology-Ready, Needs Capex Infusion, RIN Reforms
October 24, 2012 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Marsha W. Johnston (Renewable Energy World)  By all rights, many believe aviation biofuel producers should be attracting deep-pocketed investors ambitious enough to build the infrastructure necessary to meet a clearly burgeoning industrial-sized demand. At the …

The Pine Beetle Problem: Making Renewable Energy Lemonade from Biomass Lemons
October 24, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by  Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  …Armed with a $200,000 U.S.D.A. two-year research grant, Fernando Resende will start work on a fast pyrolysis mobile reactor next year that could revolutionize how foresters and the timber industry …

Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae Project
October 24, 2012 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Salman Zafar writes in Ecomena.org that King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology is funding an innovative project called the Saudi Arabia Biorefinery from Algae (SABA) Project, to screen species for lipid hyper-producers …

Biodiesel Will Stay in Tanks Following Policy U-Turn
October 24, 2012 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by David Thorpe (Link2Portal.com)  A policy U-turn by the European Commission, on the indirect effects on land use and greenhouse gas emissions caused by biofuels, has managed to upset almost all parties.

Changes being published today to …

Evonik Produces BioMTBE with Material Refined from Crude Glycerin
October 24, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) While petroleum-based methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) has largely been replaced with ethanol as a gasoline additive in the U.S. due to environmental concerns of groundwater contamination, Evonik recently announced it …

British Engineers Produce Amazing ‘Petrol from Air’ Technology
October 24, 2012 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Hough  (The Telegraph)  A small company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity.

…The “petrol from air” technology involves taking sodium …

Expert: Southeast Has Potential to Become ‘Saudi Arabia’ for Biofuels Crop Production
October 24, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Blair Fannin (Texas A&M University)  Dr. Bill McCutchen sees the potential for the southeast to become the ‘Saudi Arabia’ for production of dedicated energy crops.

“It’s the Bioenergy Belt,” said McCutchen, executive associate director of …

Local Energy Company Makes It Easy for Customers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
October 24, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(Bourne’s Energy)  Bourne’s Energy announces the grand opening of their local biofuel blending facility that produces cleaner and greener fuel for vehicles and home heating.

Bourne’s Energy is thrilled to announce a new milestone in Vermont’s green energy history …

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: Data-Heavy Project Aims to Move Methane Emissions Research beyond ‘He Said, She Said’
October 24, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Gayathri Vaidyanathan and Saqib Rahim (E&E Publishing/Energy Wire)  A team of academics, natural gas companies and environmentalists is hoping to pull a crucial environmental issue from the jaws of polarization and controversy — and start …

California Defends Greenhouse Gas Regulation for Fuels
October 24, 2012 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll  (Reuters)  California attorneys advocating for a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fuels came under stern questioning from a three-judge panel on Tuesday (October f16, 2012), in a case that threatens …

A.I.M. Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner and Tim Zenk
October 24, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)   … So now that Green Crude Farm is in operation, what’s the current activity there?

CJ: We are about to do the next big thing with the Farm, which is …

RETECH 2012: Policy and Planes
October 24, 2012 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA)   RETECH 2012, an international conference on the business, policy, and technology of renewable energy, took place this year in DC at the regal Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, …

COLUMN-EU Biofuel Shift Could Apply to Tar Sands: Wynn
October 24, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Gerard Wynn (Reuters)  The European Commission has proposed phasing out support for food-based biofuels in a move that not only undermines the industry but provides a possible roadmap for addressing the wider implications of producing crude oil from …

The Dandelion Model: Two-Step Biofuels Technologies and the Emergence of Super-Refineries
October 24, 2012 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can local communities pyrolize their wastes and residues, to make renewable fuels and chemicals at biobased super-refineries?   Two-step processes could be the ticket to the future, according to an …

New Biorenewables Technology Moves Closer to Marketplace Licensing Agreement between Startup Hyrax and WARF to Accelerate Commercial Development
October 24, 2012 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Hyrax Energy)  A licensing agreement for a novel renewable chemical and biofuel production method between Hyrax Energy and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation promises to accelerate commercial development of the technology and lead to high-quality …

City Launches Greasy Campaign
October 24, 2012 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Shannon Ayala (Examiner)  The city is cracking down on yellow grease and illegal biofuel pick-ups.

The city’s Environmental Department (DEP) said in a statement Thursday it is joining other departments to enhance regulation of yellow …

Sundrop Fuels Plant Said to Be on Track in Rapides Parish
October 24, 2012 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Billy Gunn (TheTownTalk.com)  …Not quite one year ago, Louisiana Economic Development chief Stephen Moret and local economic development officials announced that Sundrop Fuels would locate its biofuels plant at a site off Interstate 49 …

The Big Bagasse Biofuels Boom
October 24, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Deployment of next-gen bagasse-to-biofuels technologies could expand ethanol production in Brazil, India by 35 percent without land, water intensification.

…Guidance being given by the projects is that capacities could increase by …

Boeing Executive: Industry ‘Begging’ for Biofuels
October 23, 2012 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

by Nat Williams (AgriNews)  The global airline industry is “begging” for biofuels and is committed to using them in their fleets, according to an executive with a major airplane manufacturer.

Jim Tracy, a senior vice president …

Canadian Producer Changes Name to Reflect Marketplace Success
October 23, 2012 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

(Milligan Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)   The recently announced name change from Milligan Biotech to Milligan Biofuels reflects the company’s progression from tech-leading to market-leading in the Canadian biofuels industry. Milligan Biofuels is now a major supplier of biodiesel as …

Aemetis Announces Expanded, Global Renewable Jet and Diesel Fuel Technology License Agreement with Chevron Lummus Global
October 23, 2012 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire/Daily Finance)  Biofuels ISOCONVERSION process licensed by Aemetis to produce 100% replacement renewable jet and diesel fuels from plant and algal oils

Aemetis, Inc., an advanced fuels and renewable chemical company, announced today (10/19/2012) that …

Three Million Miles Strong
October 23, 2012 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  In a world full of innovation and new advancements at every (left) turn, American industries are increasingly conscientious of creating a better America. Powered by Sunoco Green E15, a fuel containing 15 percent …

ZeaChem a Finalist for $4.6M 3-Carbon Platform Grant from California Energy Commission
October 23, 2012 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(California Energy) Commission staff have proposed a $4.6 million award to ZeaChem for the development of a pilot plant at its Menlo Park, Calif. research and development (R&D) facility to scale …

Rain Dancing on Wall Street, Main Street and Elm Street
October 23, 2012 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As drought, recession, and capital starvation form a perfect storm, will advanced biofuels be thrown under the bus?  Industry leaders say that dropping biofuels production targets will not reverse impacts …

Biodiesel Emissions Shown to Contain Respiratory Disease-Linked Compounds
October 23, 2012 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

(Medical Xpress)  Compounds that affect respiratory health have been found in biodiesel exhausts. This might lead to restrictions on the use of this form of biofuel as an alternative to fossil fuel, according to researchers …

Biofuel Takes Root in Western North Carolina
October 23, 2012 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by W. Stephen Burke (Citizen-Times)  America and North Carolina have a clear imperative to augment imported, carbon-emitting, politically destabilizing and unsteadily priced petroleum-based liquid fuels with increased production of renewable biofuels. How to effectively gain …

Growing Biofuels on “Surplus” Land May Be Harder Than Estimated
October 23, 2012 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Nathanael Massey (Scientific American/Climatewire) A new study shows that degraded, marginal or abandoned land may not be very productive for growing fuel crops

…From the California desert to the badlands around Chernobyl, Ukraine, bioenergy is taking …

Green Investment Bank Cleared by European Commission
October 23, 2012 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(BBC News)  The Green Investment Bank being set up by the UK government has been given the green light by the European Commission.

It ruled that the plan to lend for low carbon investment projects did …

Eastern Carolina University Cooking Oil Fuels School Buses
October 23, 2012 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Richmond  (The East Carolinian)  Campus Dining Services has begun recycling cooking oil to donate to local Pitt County schools to use as biodiesel in buses. This recycling is being done through a program …

No Matter Who Wins The Presidency, Addiction to Foreign Oil Will Still Be a Problem
October 23, 2012 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association) …NAA is proud of its efforts in promoting collaboration between the research community and the commercial algae production industry. Without any grant money from the government, NAA has been successful in promoting collaboration between …

The Stampede of Elephants: Biofuels and Big Balance Sheets
October 23, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we’ll look at the bigger balance sheets to see who is investing what, and when, with whom, and why.

…We’ve also focused here, for the sake of brevity, on those …

Are Electric Cars Bad for the Environment?
October 23, 2012 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Leo Hickman (The Guardian)  Academics in Norway have published a study arguing that electric cars can be more polluting than is widely assumed. Leo Hickman, with your help, investigates.
A study by engineers based at …

Biofuels Industry Does Not Deserve to Be Demonised
October 23, 2012 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Clare Wenner (The Guardian)  Grossly simplifying the issues and creating bogeymen risks crushing desperately needed solutions

Given all the hysteria over biofuels you’d be forgiven for believing that wiping out the biofuels industry will solve world hunger. …

Cane Growers Want Ban on Sugar Export Lifted
October 23, 2012 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(Times of India)  Nearly a thousand sugarcane farmers held a rally at the office of the sugar commissioner on Monday in support of their five demands, which includes lifting ban on export of sugar. The rally was …

RTI International to Build Energy Technology Development Facility to Support Biofuels Projects
October 23, 2012 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(RTI)  RTI International began construction last week on a new 3,000-square-foot energy technology development facility on RTI’s main campus in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The facility will house a biomass pyrolysis reactor to further extend RTI’s biofuels …

The Flaring of Energy Freedom
October 23, 2012 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …If you were watching the second Obama-Romney presidential debate …, or heard about it, it might have struck you as significant that the two remaining candidates for the most powerful …

Who Is Responsible for Making Biofuels Affordable?
October 23, 2012 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Dan Parsons (National Defense Magazine)  … Military leaders, particularly within the Navy, want to find a drop-in alternative fuel that will reduce their dependence on foreign oil, but do not want to pay a premium …

North American Biochar Symposium 2013 October 13-16, 2013 Amherst, MA
October 23, 2012 – 4:39 pm | No Comment
North American Biochar Symposium 2013  October 13-16, 2013    Amherst, MA

Building upon the progress made in previous USBI conferences, the 2013 NorthAmerican Biochar Symposium will be held in exactly one year from today–
October 13-16 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst
Great care is being taken …

6th International Algae Congress December 4-5, 2012 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
October 23, 2012 – 4:31 pm | No Comment
6th International Algae Congress    December 4-5, 2012    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Microalgae have been of major interest for producing biofuels in the last decade. Recently, development and focus was changed towards the use of microalgae in the food, feed, materials and chemical sector as well. Microalgae …

Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit January 28-31, 2013 San Diego, CA
October 23, 2012 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit    January 28-31, 2013   San Diego, CA

In January, 2013, strategists, financiers, business development officers, product stewards, and R&D directors from chemicals, bioplastics, consumer goods, and agribusiness leaders from around the world will convene in San Diego for Infocast’s Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals …

Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 3, 2013 Orlando, FL
October 23, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
Algae Biomass Summit   September 30-October 3, 2013    Orlando, FL

The 7th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30 – October 3, 2013 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries …

10th National Biodiesel Conference & Expo February 4-7, 2013 Las Vegas, NV
October 23, 2012 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
10th National Biodiesel Conference & Expo   February 4-7, 2013   Las Vegas, NV

JOIN US FOR THE 10th ANNUAL NATIONAL BIODIESEL CONFERENCE & EXPO!
Capturing momentum at the 2013 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The theme of this year’s conference, MOMENTUM, is aptly chosen.  At 1.1 billion gallons and climbing, biodiesel …

National Innovation Summit and Showcase May 13-16, 2013 Washington, DC
October 23, 2012 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
National Innovation Summit and Showcase  May 13-16, 2013   Washington, DC

In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase, held jointly with the 2013 TechConnect World Conference, May 13-16 in Washington DC, delivers the world’s …

CleanTech Conference and Showcase May 12-15, 2013 Washington, DC
October 23, 2012 – 2:10 pm | No Comment
CleanTech Conference and Showcase   May 12-15, 2013   Washington, DC

The 6th Annual Cleantech Conference and Showcase, co-located at the TechConnect World Conference, included presentations from over 4,000 technology developers, investors and partners along with hundreds of showcasing technologies from around the world.  Be a part …

CANCELED 3rd Annual Global Biofuels Summit January 23-24 Milan, Italy
October 23, 2012 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
CANCELED 3rd Annual Global Biofuels Summit  January 23-24   Milan, Italy

CANCELED

 

FIND YOUR REASONS TO ATTEND

Assess the impact of EU Biofuels Policy & ILUC on upcoming industry developments
Understand the limitations and expansion of biomass feedstock
Reveal the future role of biofuels for road transport and shippingindustry
Examine key criteria for investing in biofuel …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: International Biomass Conference and Expo April 8-10, 2013 Minneapolis, MN DEADLINE December 14, 2012
October 23, 2012 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  International Biomass Conference and Expo April 8-10, 2013 Minneapolis, MN  DEADLINE December 14, 2012

The 6th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo will take place April 8-10, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries—biobased …

International Biomass Conference and Expo April 8-10, 2013 Minneapolis, MN
October 23, 2012 – 12:41 pm | No Comment
International Biomass Conference and Expo    April 8-10, 2013   Minneapolis, MN

The 6th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo will take place April 8-10, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries—biobased …

Pentagon, World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel User, Shops for Biofuels
October 23, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Herndon (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Gevo Inc. (GEVO), Syntroleum Corp. and Solazyme Inc. (SZYM) may be among a “small set” of biofuel producers vying for supply contracts from the U.S. Defense Department, the world’s largest consumer of …

Congratulations DeltaWing!!! “Best Fifth Place Ever!”
October 21, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  From hopes that it would be the new IndyCar, to a wild ride at the 24 Hours at Le Mans, through a frightening crash during practice on Wednesday at …

More Questions than Answers about the Future of Green Racing at Road Atlanta
October 21, 2012 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the American Le Mans Series race in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend, in reaction to the news about the GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series merger, we wrote, …

The Myth of Affordable Energy – Interview with Ed Dolan
October 20, 2012 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford  (Oilprice.com)   We were fortunate enough to speak with the well known economist Ed Dolan on various energy and economic issues.

In the interview Ed talks about the following:

•    Why cheap energy is …

Biodico and Navy Sign Renewable Fuel Agreement
October 19, 2012 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

(Biodico/PR NewsWire/Herald Online)  Today Biodico announced signing a new agreement with the U.S. Navy for the development and evaluation of advanced biofuels and bioenergy.  The goal is to jointly develop renewable fuel and energy technologies …