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Vessel Loads Rotterdam Ethanol for Export to UAE: Sources
February 28, 2014 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Chemical tanker Bochem Oslo is preparing to load a substantial volume of ethanol from Rotterdam before heading to Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates, as multi-year low European prices beat competition from the US …

Vilsack Renews Endorsement of Ethanol in Phoenix
February 28, 2014 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack left no one in doubt regarding his commitment to the ethanol industry in Phoenix on Thursday, Feb. 27. The ethanol producers, farmers and …

Levin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Production and Use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles
February 28, 2014 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

(Senator Carl Levin)  Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., today teamed with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., to introduce a bill that would provide regulatory incentives for companies to produce alternative fuel vehicles and establish benefits for consumers …

Combative Oil, Ethanol Industries Find Common Ground over Tank Cars
February 28, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Blake Sobczak and Amanda Peterka (E&E Publishers Energy Wire)  Orlando, Fla., was home to a rare occurrence last week: The oil and ethanol industries, usually at each other’s throats, publicly agreed on something.
Addressing an …

Super-Sized Hogwash: Examining the Chain Restaurants’ Rhetoric about the RFS and Food Prices
February 28, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)   It has been reported that chain restaurant executives and franchise owners are on Capitol Hill this week pushing for the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Despite the …

Cool Planet Breaks Ground on Commercial Facility
February 28, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Cool Planet/Biomass Magazine)  Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, has broken ground on the company’s first commercial facility in Alexandria, La., dubbed Project Genesis. Permits have been received …

Duckweed Genes Left Exposed for Future Biofuel Research
February 28, 2014 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine) Greater Duckweed, which holds potential for biofuel production, had its genes analyzed by Rutgers University researchers.
Duckweed, also known as Spirodela polyrhiza, is characterized by a small, bean-shaped leaf with thin roots …

Lignocellulose Shown to Have Potential in Bioplastic Production
February 28, 2014 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen University/Biomass Magazine)  Chemical building blocks from lignocellulosic feedstock form a huge potential for the production of bioplastics. More specifically, they have potential for biodegradable plastic polylactic acid (PLA). The building block for PLA – …

New Holland Provides Tractors to ISU BioCentury Research Farm
February 28, 2014 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University/Biomass Magazine)  The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects.
The BioCentury Research Farm combines biomass feedstock …

Chromatin Announces Production of Farnesene in Sorghum
February 28, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Chromatin/Biomass Magazine)  Chromatin Inc., an agriculture technology company, has announced that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the energy-rich compound farnesene.
“We have demonstrated that sorghum can be modified to produce significantly elevated …

Carbon Sequestration Not So Simple in Biomass Crop Production
February 28, 2014 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Ann Perry (USDA/Biomass Magazine)  Findings at the USDA are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at the Agricultural Research Service, USDA’s chief …

How to Make Cheaper Second-Gen Biofuel
February 28, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Anderson   (TGDaily)  Producing second-generation biofuel from dead plant tissue is environmetally friendly – but it is also expensive because the process as used today needs expensive enzymes, and large companies dominate this …

Farmers: On-Farm Biofuel Production a Viable Option
February 28, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Massey (The Country Today)  The idea of producing biodiesel or running straight vegetable oil through his farm machinery came to Jake Wedeberg about nine years ago in the form of a truck.
“A truck …

Ethanol Industry Enjoying Resurgence
February 28, 2014 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(NACS) Higher corn prices in 2012 forced the industry to “discipline” itself, which led to strong earnings in last year’s final quarter.
Biofuel producers reported strong earnings for last year’s final quarter, attributing the gains to lower …

Advanced Ethanol Here at Last
February 28, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  During the National Ethanol Conference, representatives of four leading companies talked about how advanced ethanol is here at last. Moderated by Advanced Ethanol Council Executive Director Brooke Coleman, the panelists included Chris …

House Tax Proposal Would Alter Biofuel, Bioenergy Tax Credits
February 28, 2014 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, R-Mich., released draft legislation to reform federal tax code. The draft, titled the “Tax Reform Act of 2014,” …

Michigan State University Advances Algae’s Viability as a Biofuel
February 28, 2014 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert! / Michigan State University)  Lab success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross …

Waste-Based Biofuels Sector Needs Smarter EU 2030 Package to Realize Its High Potential
February 28, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(UPM/GlobeNewsWire)  UPM participated together with a coalition of technology innovators and green NGOs to a project which results were published today.  Europe has a significant untapped potential for converting wastes from farming, forestry, industry and …

Iberdrola-Backed AlgaEnergy May Build Mexico Biomass Plant
February 28, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Stefan Nicola (Bloomberg)  AlgaEnergy SA, part-owned by Spain’s Iberdrola SA (IBE) and Repsol SA (REP), is in talks with potential partners to set up a plant in Mexico to supply the American markets with …

Amyris: Out of the Doghouse, But Can the Stock Rally Continue?
February 28, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In April, International Flavors & Fragrances and Amyris announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize a specific set of renewable fragrance ingredients. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, IFF …

RPT-EU Policy Gap Choking off Next Generation Green Fuel-Industry
February 28, 2014 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  * New research underlines benefits of new generation biofuel    * Commission 2030 policy outline omits transport goals   * Research has questioned credentials of first-generation fuels
Projects to deliver a next generation …

Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels?
February 28, 2014 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Robert Wilson (The Energy Collective)  Various scenarios have been put forward showing that 100% renewable energy is achievable. Some of them even claim that we can move completely away from fossil fuels in only couple of …

International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit April 23-24, 2014 Shanghai, China
February 27, 2014 – 4:47 pm | No Comment
International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit    April 23-24, 2014     Shanghai, China

In the last five years, Bioenergy in China has achieved great progress. According to the 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) on Bioenergy, by the end of 2015, China’s bioenergy production is estimated to exceed 50 …

Wood-Boring Gribbles Intrigue Researchers
February 27, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Bill Scanlon  (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Tiny wood borers known colloquially as gribbles make their own enzymes and use them to eat through docks in harbor towns, earning enmity from fishermen all around the …

Supercomputer Exposes Biofuel Enzyme’s Secrets
February 27, 2014 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Heather Lammers (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World Magazine) Thanks to newer and faster supercomputers, today’s computer simulations are opening hidden vistas to researchers in all areas of science. These powerful machines are used for everything …

Sale of Ethanol Plant’s Waste Heat Will Eliminate Smokestack
February 27, 2014 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Peter Epp (QMI Agency/Chatham Daily News) It might not happen this year, but plans are in place for GreenField Ethanol’s smokestack at its Bloomfield Road production facility to be removed once the energy company starts …

Traditional Fuels to Remain Viable, But Chain Will “Not Ignore” Diesel, E85, Especially CNG
February 27, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Samantha Oller (CSPnet.com)  As one of the highest-volume fuel retailers in the United States, it would be easy to assume that Speedway LLC, the retail arm of Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC), has little to no …

13th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites & Biorefining: Moving towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy May 19 – 24, 2014 Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
February 27, 2014 – 10:18 am | No Comment
13th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites & Biorefining: Moving towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy   May 19 – 24, 2014     Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 13th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites & Biorefining: Moving towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy May 19 to 24, 2014 taking place in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.  ISBBB 2014 is a continuation of …

2nd International Symposium on “Sustainable Science, Technology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society May 1-2, 2014 Baltimore, MD
February 26, 2014 – 8:09 pm | No Comment
2nd International Symposium on “Sustainable Science, Technology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society   May 1-2, 2014   Baltimore, MD

During this two-day event, scientists and professors will gather on Coppin State University’s campus to discuss the latest innovations in their respective fields, participate in workshops, and attend technical presentations. There is greater consciousness today …

Bright Future for Diesel in the Natural Gas Revolution
February 26, 2014 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by (Diesel Technology Forum/GE Ideas Lab)  While natural gas enjoys a per-gallon equivalent savings over diesel today, chances are that advantage will be significantly reduced in the future
…(A)ccording to international and U.S. energy and transportation …

Regional Industry Cluster Opportunity (RICO II) Grant Awarded to Fresno State
February 26, 2014 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy Cluster San Joaquin Valley)  The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) at Fresno State was awarded $158,013 from the California Workforce Investment Board for a Regional Industry Cluster of Opportunity II (RICO II) grant.
Through …

High-Mileage Beans: Slick New Uses for High-Oleic Beans
February 24, 2014 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

By Emily Unglesbee (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)   … Biosynthetic Technologies, a synthetic oil manufacturer that uses bio-based ingredients, has produced synthetic motor oil made from Monsanto’s Vistive Gold high-oleic soybeans. The company just finished a successful …

Engine Experts Talk Ethanol
February 24, 2014 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  Specialists in the areas of auto, motorcycle and small engines presented their experience with ethanol fuels in the real world during the National Ethanol Conference.
The panel was moderated by …

‘There Needs to Be a Market’
February 24, 2014 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller and Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The future of the cellulosic ethanol industry depends on convincing investors that the market for its product will grow.
The EPA has proposed cutting separate requirements for …

Ethanol Industry Booming Again
February 24, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Nicholas Bergin (Lincoln Journal Star)  … Biofuel producers reported strong earnings for last year’s final quarter, thanks to lower corn prices, healthy ethanol exports and robust demand for byproducts like corn oil and livestock feed …

First Production Scale Test of Giant King Grass Grinding Equipment for Nicaragua Power Plant
February 24, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Viaspace/PRNewsWire)  VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) conducted a full production scale test of Giant King Grass grinding equipment on February 18, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. 6,000 pounds of 18 foot tall Giant King Grass stalks were cut and shredded …

Lowe’s, Walmart and True Value Retailers Bring OPEI’s ‘Look Before You Pump’ Ethanol Message Direct to Consumers
February 24, 2014 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Outdoor Power Equipment Institute/PRNewswire) — As consumers head to retail stores this spring to purchase mowers, chain saws, generators, blowers, trimmers, power washers, and a host of other small engine equipment, they will see an important …

Proterro Wins Key Notice of Allowance for its Photobioreactor from USPTO
February 24, 2014 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Photobioreactor is a key innovation in Proterro’s patented sugar-making process now deployed at the company’s pilot plant in Orlando, Florida
In New Jersey, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has …

Square Pump, Round Fuel
February 24, 2014 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Flash-forward to today: the American Petroleum Institute rallies the Panzers to repel the landing of renewable fuels — bringing alternative choices for consumers at affordable prices, via a counter-assault on …

Bio-economy in 2014 April 3 Helsinki, Finland
February 24, 2014 – 4:50 pm | No Comment
Bio-economy in 2014  April 3      Helsinki, Finland

The bioeconomy is Finland’s a great opportunity. We’re heading toward a bio-based economy: in 2040, the bio-economy related activities are expected to create more than half of Finland’s GDP. Bio-based economy of renewable natural resources is sustainable …

Mark Dayton and Terry Branstad: Don’t Mess with the RFS
February 24, 2014 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dayton and Terry Branstad (Winona Daily News)  We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. We don’t agree on everything, but we stand united in our belief that our nation needs …

2014 Farm Bill Provides New and Expanded Funding for Section 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program
February 24, 2014 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Chris Groobey and Taite McDonald (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) … Since the changes surrounding the Section 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program of Title IX (9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program or the program) are the most substantive and have been …

German Biodiesel Mostly Comprised of Rapeseed Oil
February 24, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, UFOP determined that rapeseed oil is the most important raw material of the biodiesel component in diesel fuel, comprising 89% of the content based on investigation of the …

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass
February 24, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Georgia Institute of Technology)  Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack …

Hansa Green Tour June 25-28, 2014 Netherlands, Germany, Denmark
February 24, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Hansa Green Tour     June 25-28, 2014   Netherlands, Germany, Denmark

by Bradley Frieze* (Advanced Biofuels USA)        The Hansa Green Tour, although not a race, is a business-boosting automobile event to promote sustainable technology in northern Europe. The Hansa Green Tour is a …

New Policy Paper Discusses Future of the Biochar Industry
February 24, 2014 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(University of Northern British Columbia)  Biochar, a renewable charcoal-like product derived from burning organic matter in a high-temperature oxygen-limited kiln, could be a substitute for the coal and some of the natural gas burned in …

ABO Publishes Updated Standards for Measuring Algae Industry Operations
February 24, 2014 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industry standards establish “operator’s manual” for comparing algae technology performance.   In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization announced the publication of “Industrial Algae Measurements, Version 6.0” (IAM 6.0), a significant update …

ILUC and the Renewable Fuel Standard: Hard Data Appears for the First Time
February 24, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After six years of debate — finally a database appears on actual indirect land use change.  The Partners? Including Google, UNEP, Imazon, the Center for Global Development, the University of …

Greenbelt Resources: Why Small Is the New Big
February 20, 2014 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Greenbelt’s strategy is working with local communities to convert their waste to biofuels that are then used locally. And for a small community, a “small-scale,” system can range between 500,000 gallons …

Ethanol Is Asset to State, Nation
February 20, 2014 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Bill Jones (Fresno Bee/Pacific Ethanol)  The Bee published a commentary on Feb. 14 by Tom Tanton titled “Making Ethanol is Wasting California’s Water.” The premise of the opinion piece was that the nation’s Renewable …

US EPA to Finalize 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by June 20: Official
February 20, 2014 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang (Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency will finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard in about four months, a top official said Wednesday.
“Our goal was to finalize [the rule] by spring,” said Chris …

Long-Term Growth in Today’s 53.2 BGY Biofuel Market Will Be Led by Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks
February 20, 2014 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Soare (Lux Research, Inc.)  The 53.2 billion gallon biofuel industry has enjoyed capacity growth of 19.6% annually since 2005, but growth will slow to just 3.2% annually through 2017. Ethanol represents 65.9% of …

Capacity for Bio-Based Materials and Chemicals Nearly Doubles to 13.2M Tons in 2017
February 20, 2014 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massacusetts, Lux Research reports its forecast that bio-based material and chemical (BBMC) technologies “have reached an inflection point with companies scaling to commercial production levels and growing revenues”, according to …

WEBINAR: Taking the Next Step: The Growing Production of Bio-Based Chemical Intermediates Enables New Opportunities March 4, 2014 11:00AM ET
February 20, 2014 – 12:59 pm | One Comment
WEBINAR:  Taking the Next Step: The Growing Production of Bio-Based Chemical Intermediates Enables New Opportunities   March 4, 2014  11:00AM ET

The basic science of bio-based materials and chemicals has advanced to the point that dozens of chemicals can now be produced from multiple feedstocks, at costs that are competitive with petroleum – at least in …

Solving the Midwest Ethanol Problem: The E85 Angle
February 20, 2014 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  … Today, nine years after I began writing about energy, we have an ethanol industry that has undergone rapid growth, but it is an industry that still relies heavily …

Some Good News for a Change: Why The Farm Bill Is a Big Win for Biofuels and Biorefineries
February 20, 2014 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … The true good news is that the Senate conferees prevailed in getting $881 million in mandatory funding over the next ten years to renewable energy and biofuels initiatives …

Algae Research Gives Hope for Renewable Carbon-Negative Source of Food and Medicines
February 20, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(University of Greenwich)  Bright pink-orange microalgae found in salt lakes and coastal waters could become a renewable source of food, plastics, health products and fuel as a result of new research announced this week.
The University …

Big Oil to Ethanol: Build Your Own Dang Distribution, If You Think E85 Has Blend-Wall Busting Potential
February 20, 2014 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reform, repeal or compete: the options laid out for ethanol by Big Oil by Marathon’s Product Supply & Optimization Director in a frank keynote at the National Ethanol Conference.   The …

Highway Agency Moving toward New Alt Fuel Rules
February 20, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Tim Devaney  (The Hill Reg Watch)  … The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Wednesday it is considering a new rule that would require car manufacturers to indicate which vehicles can operate on alternative fuels …

National Association of Convenience Stores Publishes Latest Assessment of Fuels Market Through 2040
February 20, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(National Journal/National Association of Convenience Stores)   Gasoline will remain the dominant fuel powering light duty vehicles through 2040, but consumption will drop 24% and market share will shrink 14% as fuel efficiency improves and alternative …

Brazil Providing $618 Million for Sugar-Based Ethanol Innovation
February 19, 2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Justin Doom (Bloomberg)  BNDES, Brazil’s national development bank, and the state research-financing agency Finep are providing 1.48 billion reais ($618 million) to encourage agricultural innovation in its sugar-based ethanol industry.  READ MORE

Soapbox: Ethanol Reduces Emissions, Reduces Costs
February 19, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Hendrix (The Coloradoan)  … First and foremost, ethanol does not receive federal subsidies. The oil and gas industry receives nearly $17 billion per year in subsidies, which flow from direct and indirect tax preferences …

National Ethanol Conference Panel Affirms 2014 is the Year of Cellulosic Ethanol
February 19, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Chris Standlee, executive vice President at Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, began his remarks on the “Advanced Ethanol: Building Plants, Coming Online” panel at the National Ethanol Conference by stating, …

Ethanol Tariff Induces Debate at NEC
February 19, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It is rare that a conference panel needs to be truly moderated, but the rabble-rousing conversation that ensued between international ethanol industry representatives at the National Ethanol Conference kept …

U.S. to Raise Fuel Efficiency Standards for Larger Trucks
February 19, 2014 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

By Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  President Obama announced Tuesday that the government will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, part of an ongoing effort to use his executive authority to address …

USDA and US Navy Explain the Ins and Outs of the Farm-to-Fleet Program at Industry Day: Presentations Available
February 19, 2014 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the US Department of Agriculture headquarters building in Washington, DC, on January 30, representatives of the USDA and Navy provided an overview of the newly announced Farm-to-Fleet program …

Global Bioenergies Partners with AUDI on Drop-In Biofuel
February 19, 2014 – 11:01 am | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies announces the signature of a collaboration with the German car-manufacturer Audi on the development of isobutene-derived isooctane, a high performance biofuel for gasoline engines.
Global Bioenergies, a NYSE Alternext Paris listed company (ALGBE), is …

EPA’s New Ethanol Proposal Could Affect Local Farmers
February 18, 2014 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Samantha Jeffreys (WREX)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the amounts of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline could have a big effect on local farmers.

“Locally, it will affect a number of …

Give Me a Renewable Future
February 18, 2014 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol enhances America’s economy by creating jobs, raising the GDP, increasing incomes and contributing taxes. The positive economics are due to the hard work of community-based ethanol …

RFA Chief Calls on Washington, “Keep Your Word”
February 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, addressed more than 1,000 people at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla. In his annual “State of the Industry” speech entitled “Falling Walls, …

Schott, Heliae, Arizona State University Partner to Showcase Algae Technology
February 18, 2014 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Heliae/Biodiesel Magazine) Schott North America, Heliae and Arizona State University announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, Schott, a global leader in glass innovation, financed a Helix photobioreactor …

Firefighters Turned Chemists: Rio Rico Fire Leading Charge on Biodiese
February 18, 2014 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Rikki Mitchell (KGUN 9 News)  … “There’s a lot of technical processes to go through and there’s a few of us that know how to do it,” said Patrick McCarthy, public information officer for Rio Rico Fire.
The …

Indian Oil Firms’ Record Ethanol Purchase to Boost Blending Goal
February 18, 2014 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Rajendra Jadhav  (Reuters)  Indian oil marketing companies (OMCs) have bought a record 720 million litres of ethanol from the country’s cash-strapped sugar mills for blending, in an attempt to curb fossil fuel imports, industry …

American Ingenuity Will Help Meet Climate Goals
February 18, 2014 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Adam Monroe (Novozymes/The Hill) …In our view, the fuels of the future are biofuels and they are already here.  There’s only one problem: The very institution that set the wheels in motion to create …

Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas
February 18, 2014 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(The Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel)  …With more than 50 wells drilled within 2½ miles of their home, the days when the Buehrings could sit on the deck that Shelby …

Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Workshop
February 18, 2014 – 11:20 am | No Comment
Biomass Indirect Liquefaction Workshop

To support research and development (R&D) planning efforts within the thermochemical conversion program, the Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting  Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop. This workshop will discuss and detail the R&D needs for biomass …

Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop April 3, 2014 New Orleans, LA
February 18, 2014 – 11:17 am | No Comment
Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop     April 3, 2014   New Orleans, LA

The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop on April 3, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This workshop will explore the potential to partner …

Biofuels, and the Crossing of the Rind
February 18, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New separation technologies offer a route to massive cuts in the cost of biofuel production, by changing the way we extract useful sugars.

Which brings us to the separation of lignin …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 9-12 Indianapolis, IN DEADLINE: February 26
February 18, 2014 – 10:44 am | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo    June 9-12   Indianapolis, IN   DEADLINE:  February 26

Presentation abstracts will be accepted for the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo
through February 26, 2014. Abstracts may be submitted in one of four tracks:
Track 1: Production and Operations
Track 2: Leadership and Financial Management
Track …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Tri-State Workshop with OBIC-Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan State August 4-8, 2014 Indianapolis, IN
February 15, 2014 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  Tri-State Workshop with OBIC-Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan State     August 4-8, 2014   Indianapolis, IN

BIOENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS
OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with Purdue University and Michigan State University, is hosting a one-week summer workshop for educators. Apply at: http://www.bioenergyed.org/apply
Who: Pre-service …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Pennsylvania State University July 21-25, 2014 State College, PA
February 15, 2014 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  Pennsylvania State University     July 21-25, 2014     State College, PA

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Cornell Cooperative Ext Dutchess County July 28-Aug 1, 2014 Millbrook, NY
February 15, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  Cornell Cooperative Ext Dutchess County    July 28-Aug 1, 2014   Millbrook, NY

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: EcoComplex at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey July 7-11, 2014
February 15, 2014 – 2:35 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: EcoComplex at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey     July 7-11, 2014

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: University MD Eastern Shore July 7-11, 2014 Princess Anne, MD
February 15, 2014 – 2:32 pm | One Comment
Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  University MD Eastern Shore    July 7-11, 2014   Princess Anne, MD

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: West Virginia University July 21-25, 2014 Morgantown, WV
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Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  West Virginia University     July 21-25, 2014      Morgantown, WV

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Delaware State University June 23-28, 2014 Dover, DE
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Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:   Delaware State University     June 23-28, 2014      Dover, DE

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

Bioenergy & Bioproducts Education Programs: Boyce Thompson Institute July 21-25, 2014 Ithaca, NY
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Bioenergy & Bioproducts Education Programs:  Boyce Thompson Institute   July 21-25, 2014     Ithaca, NY

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

Oleofuels 2014 June 11-12 Dusseldorf, Germany
February 14, 2014 – 4:45 pm | No Comment
Oleofuels 2014     June 11-12    Dusseldorf, Germany

Oleofuels 2014 is the progression of ACI’s highly successful European Biodiesel series of events which ran from 2008-2013. The change of name reflects the fact that the event will now cover all fuels made from …

National SBIR Conference and the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase June 15-19, 2014 National Harbor, MD
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National SBIR Conference and the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase    June 15-19, 2014     National Harbor, MD

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive, encouraging small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) work with potential for commercialization.
National SBIR/STTR conferences are typically …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain DEADLINE: uncertain
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain   DEADLINE: uncertain

OMICS Group is delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development which is going to be held on June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain.
International Conference on Biodiversity & …

3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain
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3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development     June 24-26, 2014      Valencia, Spain

OMICS Group is delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development which is going to be held on June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain.
International Conference on Biodiversity & …

Lead Auditor Training Program March 17-19, 2014 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
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Lead Auditor Training  Program   March 17-19, 2014   High Wycombe,  Buckinghamshire, UK

Join the “best performing scheme” out of the 13 EU-recognized voluntary certification schemes that WWF recently analyzed. A similar report by IUCN Netherlands concluded that RSB “covers more sustainability criteria, with greater detail, and with …

Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop – Spring Event March 26-27, 2014 Charleston, SC
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Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop – Spring Event   March 26-27, 2014     Charleston, SC

The U.S. Department of Energy will be presenting an Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop in recognition of the progress made across the industry in the five years since the Department convened the National Algal Biofuel Technology …

Levels of Global-Warming Gas Methane Exceed Government Estimates, New Study Contends
February 14, 2014 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Lenny Bernstein (The Washington Post)  The amount of the heat-trapping gas methane in the atmosphere is considerably great­er than government estimates, a problem significantly fueled by leaks from the U.S. natural gas system, according to a study …

Mitch McConnell Sought Money for Biofuel Plant while Criticizing Obama for Idea
February 14, 2014 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Gerth (Courier-Journal)  Two years ago, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to deride President Barack Obama for a speech that called for developing biofuel from algae — dismissing it as …

Willow Power: Hughesville School Harvests 1st Biomass Crop
February 14, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Samantha Wallace (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)    … The Northeast Woody/Warm Season Bioenergy Consortium, or NEW Bio, a regional network of universities, businesses and governments, dedicated to establishing sustainable biomass energy projects is supervising the project at …

Corn Growers Worry about Price Decline if RFS Is Reduced
February 14, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push to save the current renewable fuel standard (RFS) from proposed cuts by the Environmental Protection …

Iowa Corn Growers Says Informa Study Backs Higher RFS Volumes
February 14, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(WNAX) A new study by Informa Economics shows the original intended RFS level for 2014 blending of 14.4 billion gallons can be reached through increased consumption of E 85 and E 15.   Iowa Corn Growers …

Mother Nature Ethanol’s Friend and Nemesis
February 14, 2014 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (BBI International/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Much of the consternation over corn ethanol, including the current debate on the renewable fuel standard, is rooted in America’s ability to produce sufficient corn to meet the needs of …

Renewable Energy the Focus of Unique UH, Maui Company Partnership
February 13, 2014 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

(University of Hawaii)  Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are working with Maui based company Pacific Biodiesel to develop a way to make water from restaurant grease traps reusable. The collaboration is an …

Yamaha XTZ150S Crosser BlueFlex (Ethanol) Launched in Brazil
February 13, 2014 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

by Sam Sims (Ultimate MotorCycling)  …One of the biggest problems with Ethanol is it leans out a motorcycle’s air-fuel mixture, which can cause major damage. Many newer cars arrive with fuel-injection systems that can compensate …

Improved Test Method to Help Predict Diesel Winter Performance
February 13, 2014 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Energy Institute (EI), based in the UK, has been working to improve the test methods for predicting winter performance of diesel fuels, particularly those containing significant amounts of biodiesel.

Enhancements to the method …

Keep Our Tax Breaks: We Only Make $93B in Profit
February 13, 2014 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Dear Congress,   Please keep our millions of dollars in tax breaks in place. We only make $93 billion in collective profit per year. This is not enough money to operate our …

“Red Tide” Algae Treating Sewage in Hong Kong
February 13, 2014 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Cheung Chi-fai writes in the South China Morning Post that a top research team from the Open University in Hong Kong has been encouraged by the government to test an emerging technology …

Don’t Go Backward on Biofuels
February 13, 2014 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) (The Hill)  … Now is not the time to slam the brakes on 21st century alternative, domestic energy breakthroughs that would increase U.S. productivity, opportunity and …

Powerful, Personal, Pro-RFS Comments to EPA
February 13, 2014 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  As of today, approximately 40,000 Americans from all walks of life have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voicing their opposition to the Agency’s proposed cut to the 2014 Renewable …

DuPont: “Future Fuel” Cellulosic Ethanol Here Today
February 13, 2014 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by John Davis and Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Cellulosic ethanol is not just a fuel of the future; it’s here today. And at the recent 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit held in Altoona, Iowa, Steve …

Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Utilize and Expand Renewable Fuel Infrastructure
February 13, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) )  Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he introduced legislation that would establish a grant program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to invest in renewable and alternative fuel infrastructure. The …

Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive
February 13, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders/National Biodiesel Board)  National Biodiesel Board : Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive — Tax Cut Expired Dec. 31 for Third Time in Five Years
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) called on Congress to move …

California to Expand Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 2030 with More Stringent Targets
February 13, 2014 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang  (Platts)  California plans to expand its first-in-the-nation Low Carbon Fuel Standard with more aggressive emissions-reduction rules through 2030, even as the current program faces a possible US Supreme Court challenge.

In the scoping …

Can This Birmingham Company Kickstart the Alternative Fuel Revolution?
February 13, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Davis (Birmingham Business Journal)  The race to discover a viable alternative fuel to gasoline has slowed down some in recent years, and that could be because the fuel source everyone is looking for …

Ethanol-Fueled Prototype Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2014
February 13, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An ethanol-fueled vehicle designed by a team of students from Thailand earned the top place at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 event on Feb. 9. Team “How Much Ethanol” …

2013 Pacific Rim Biofuels and Biotechnology Summit Report: the Golden Age of Advanced Biofuels Is Coming
February 13, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Good news for mankind worried about getting a more sustainable world: it is expected that the next few years will be decisive for the future of advanced biofuels …

ASTM D7901 Standard for DME
February 13, 2014 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  It’s Good News for Oberon Fuels, and for Volvo-Mack   ASTM International has issued a standard for dimethyl ether, a diesel replacement that can be made from organic material
ASTM D7901 for DME, the …

Farm Bill Biofuel Benefits
February 13, 2014 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … “Renewable chemicals are now defined in the farm bill, an important and long overdue change,” said Matt Carr, BIO Industrial and Environmental Director about that inclusion in the Biorefinery Assistance Program …

Fracking: Study Warns of ‘High Risk’ to Maryland Air, Water and Quality of Life as General Assembly Weighs Action
February 13, 2014 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(Chesapeake Climate Action Network)  Independent study provides lawmakers and the public with first Maryland-specific risk assessment, coming on the heels of violent gas well explosion in PA Advocates call on the General Assembly to pass …

Open Letter to 60 Minutes and CBS
February 12, 2014 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(Khosla Ventures)  To: 60 Minutes and CBS    Attn: Lesley Stahl, Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, Leslie Moonves
On January 5, 2014, CBS’ 60 Minutes aired a segment titled, “The Cleantech Crash” that grossly misrepresented the state …

New Study Says Diverting Pine Chemistry Co-Products to Biofuel Does Not Further Reduce Greenhouse Gases
February 12, 2014 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(American Chemistry Council/Pine Chemicals Association)  Results of a third-party peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA), published today — “Greenhouse Gas and Energy Life Cycle Assessment of Pine Chemicals Derived from Crude Tall Oil and Their Substitutes” — found …

Iogen Announces New Drop-In Cellulosic Biofuel
February 12, 2014 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Iogen)  Iogen Corporation today announced it has developed and patented a new method to make drop-in cellulosic biofuels from biogas using existing refinery assets and production operations.
The company estimates there is refining capacity in place to incorporate …

Maginot Line Mentality
February 12, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”/Biofuels Digest)  … It does not appear any of the experts are looking at the entire picture of the evolving and increasingly inter-connected agricultural-energy-transportation sector, let alone suggesting a plan with …

An Operator’s Manual for Building the Algae Industry
February 11, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Biomass Organization announced the publication of “Industrial Algae Measurements, Version 6.0” (IAM 6.0), a document that sets standards to measure and compare diverse algae industry operations.
IAM 6.0 is a collaboration of …

Fight China’s Smog with Ethanol: Interview with Chen Lin
February 11, 2014 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(The Energy Collective) The Energy Report: In your newsletter, What Is Chen Buying/Selling?, you make the argument that China is a potentially important market for ethanol. Why is that?
Chen Lin: On my visit to China last summer, I …

Green Banks, Green Bonds, Green Principles: 3 New Paths for Renewable Project Financing
February 11, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Developers: is affordable project finance tough to find?  Lenders: want to support green projects, but find that traditional deal structures defeat your best intentions?  Help is on the way, via …

Oklahoma State University Receives Grant to Investigate Redcedar, Biofuels and Water
February 11, 2014 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(Oklahoma State University) Oklahoma landowners have been hearing for years that removing the eastern redcedar trees from their property is essential for proper land management.
Aside from being an eyesore, the trees are extremely invasive, are an …

Leaf Energy Announces Preliminary Results of Pilot-Scale Trial
February 11, 2014 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Australia-based Leaf Energy Ltd. recently announced it has received a preliminary report from Andritz AG outlining the results of a pilot-scale trial of Leaf Energy’s Glycell Process, a glycerol …

The Oil Industry’s Fight to Kill Renewable Fuels—and Why It May Win
February 11, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Douglass (InsideClimate News)  The American oil industry could be on the verge of winning its war on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as the Obama administration weighs changes that could severely undermine …

Vets Group Says EPA Should Stand up to Big Oil, Stand up for US Military
February 11, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Jon LeSage   (AutoBlogGreen)  Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 110,000 signatures were collected by …

E10 Consumers Missing out on Full Subsidy Discount, Ethanol Report Finds
February 11, 2014 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Jane Norman  (ABC)  A report into the $100m a year ethanol subsidy program says a large part of the excise benefit is not being passed on to consumers via the E10 discount.  The Ethanol …

Novozymes and Monsanto Complete Closing of The BioAg Alliance
February 11, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  The BioAg Alliance Will Discover, Develop And Sell Microbial Solutions That Enable Farmers Worldwide To Increase Crop Yields With Less Input
Novozymes (nasdaq omx:NZYM B) and Monsanto Company MON -0.02% today announce they have completed …

Crimson Renewable Energy Wins $5 Million Award for Expansion of Ultra-low Carbon Biodiesel Production
February 11, 2014 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Crimson Renewable Energy)  Crimson Renewable Energy LP (Crimson) of Denver, the largest producer of ultra-low carbon biodiesel fuel in California, announced today that it has been awarded a $5 million grant from the California Energy …

Westin Singapore Uses Old Cooking Oil to Power up Limousines
February 11, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Channel News Asia)  Newly-opened hotel The Westin Singapore is using old cooking oil to power up its limousine service under a pilot programme.   It is the first hotel in Singapore to convert waste cooking oil …

Search Is Underway for Site of First Industrial Sugarbeet Plant
February 11, 2014 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Dale Hildebrant (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Tuesday, Jan. 28, marked the beginning of a five-city tour for the steering committee of BeetsAll Biofuel in their search for a site for the first industrial beet plant …

Refuel: Tesla’s Lesson in Building a Market for New Automotive Technologies
February 11, 2014 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  E85 ethanol? Been stuck with low sales for years – with producers pointing to “no market access”.   Yet, Tesla was faced with “no market access” — and built its own …

Why We Are Producing Biofuels
February 11, 2014 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette) In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the recent development of domestic supplies of fracked gas and petroleum, some …

Would NASCAR Fans Go Green? Lockheed Martin to Find Out
February 11, 2014 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Jill R. Aitoro (Washington Business Journal)  Lockheed Martin Corp. and the American Council On Renewable Energy hope to engage millions of NASCAR fans on the benefits of going green.
That’s thanks to a new sponsorship agreement …

Greenwood Resources Earns RSB, FSC Certifications
February 10, 2014 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce that GreenWood Tree Farm Fund, LP (GTFF) has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under …

Bioproducts World Showcase October 5-8, 2014 Columbus, OH
February 10, 2014 – 7:23 pm | One Comment
Bioproducts World Showcase   October 5-8, 2014   Columbus, OH

The OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) at The Ohio State University will host the Showcase. OBIC seeks to promote the biobased materials and products industry. While OBIC has historically promoted the industry through cluster development strategies to …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2014 Algae Biomass Summit September 29-October 2, 2014 DEADLINE: April 2, 2014
February 10, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  2014 Algae Biomass Summit   September 29-October 2, 2014    DEADLINE:  April 2, 2014

The 2014 Algae Biomass Summit will be in San Diego, a major hub of algae industry activity. Every year the Summit brings together all the leaders in the academic, government and private sectors. Don’t miss …

2014 Algae Biomass Summit September 29-October 2, 2014 San Diego, CA
February 10, 2014 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
2014 Algae Biomass Summit   September 29-October 2, 2014  San Diego, CA

The 2014 Algae Biomass Summit will be in San Diego, a major hub of algae industry activity. Every year the Summit brings together all the leaders in the academic, government and private sectors. Don’t miss …

Envisioning the Bioconversion of Methane to Liquid Fuels
February 10, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Robert J. Conrado and Ramon Gonzalez (Science Magazine)  Efforts to use natural gas in transportation, either directly or by conversion to a liquid fuel, have been spurred by recent increases in available supply and …

Biocombustibles y Mercado
February 10, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(Global BioBusiness) The main problem in the biofuels industry is the lack of understanding about the market in general. The publications on biofuels being offered do not also tackle this problem, focusing too much on …

The Fuel that Keeps on Growing and Growing
February 7, 2014 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Michael Daly (Fairfax NZ News/The Nelson Mail)   Researchers at Lincoln University trying to boost the biofuel industry have found ways to lift yields of crops that can be turned into fuels, while reducing inputs. …

XTRM Announces Mobile Cannabis/Hemp To Biodiesel Unit
February 7, 2014 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Baystreet.CA/AccessWire)  Extreme Biodiesel, Inc. (PINK:XTRM) today announced that the Company wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures has just completed assembly of its first Mobile Hemp To Biodiesel Production Unit. XTRM Cannabis Ventures will begin marketing and …

Establishment and Short-term Productivity of Annual and Perennial Bioenergy Crops Across a Landscape Gradient
February 7, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Danielle M. Wilson, Emily A. Heaton, Lisa A. Schulte, Theodore P. Gunther, Monika E. Shea, Richard B. Hall, William Landon Headlee, Kenneth J. Moore, Nicholas N. Boersma (Iowa State University/Bioenergy Research/Springer)    Cropping systems that …

Bring Out Your Dead! As Renewable Equities Soar, Integrated Oilcos Sputter
February 7, 2014 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s going on – aren’t biofuels supposed to be dead, and fracking changing everything forever in oil & gas?  Yet, tough times for growth at the public oil companies, while …

US Senate Approves Farm Bill – Heads to Obama for OK
February 6, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Following House passage, the five-year Farm Bill and its Energy Title head to the White House for assent.  In Washington, the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to approve the bipartisan Farm …

Pathfinder: Sierra Energy Heads for a World beyond Garbage, Traditional Power, Fuel
February 6, 2014 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …One of these days, someone might make a commercial in which the protagonists find a detour around some methane-reeking Mt. Garbage, crowning peak in a range of towering landfill mountains. …

European Fleet Test for Biofuels Kicks Off
February 6, 2014 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)   A partnership between Clariant, Haltermann and car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is to road test biofuels in Germany.  Haltermann takes cellulosic ethanol produced from wheat straw by Clariant and mixes it with conventional fuel components …

CANCELLED EcoChem November 11-13, 2014 Basel, Switzerland
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CANCELLED EcoChem November 11-13, 2014 Basel, Switzerland

CANCELLED: RECEIVED SEPTEMBER 29, 2014  FROM Hinde Liepmannsohn [hindeliep@gmail.com]
Dear Ecochem Stakeholder, Supporter or friend,
For the past week, I have been awaiting an official an announcement and could not really reach out. Im not sure it has …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: EcoChem November 11-14, 2014 Basel, Switzerland DEADLINE: March 15, 2014
February 6, 2014 – 6:48 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: EcoChem  November 11-14, 2014   Basel, Switzerland   DEADLINE: March 15, 2014

We are looking for dynamic professionals and innovative companies to contribute high level content presentations, new and exciting sponsorships and exhibit to a targeted audience.
We are very selective about our speakers and will only pick the most objective and innovative presentations offered.
Please apply if …