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The Littlest Lobbyist for Ethanol
March 28, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Wearing a tie and sporting a “Don’t Mess with the RFS” button, 10-year-old Ethan Fagen was the youngest of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Biofuels Beltway marchers this week on …

FTC Proposes Changes to Fuel Rating Rule
March 28, 2014 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Federal Trade Commission)  The Federal Trade Commission is proposing changes to its Fuel Rating Rule, which determines the fuel rating that appears on fuel pump labels, how octane levels are calculated, and helps to inform …

Purdue Researchers Launch Innovative Biomass Renewable Energy Company
March 28, 2014 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Phillip Fiorini and Cynthia Sequin (Purdue University)   Purdue University researchers are launching a company focusing on an innovative process that could revolutionize how lignocellulosic biomass is used to make biofuels and other bio-based products and chemicals.

Spero …

Gevolution 2014: Gevo’s Forward Progress, and Some Side-by-Side
March 28, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Gevo reports its 4Q results and adds back some ethanol production, we look at the short-term gains and the long-term implications.   Why ethanol, why now — what’s the latest …

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to the Lorymat Corporation in Africa
March 27, 2014 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-500 Biodiesel plant sale to the Lorymat Corporation Ivory Coast, Africa. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel …

JB Ethanol In Maintenance Mode
March 27, 2014 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  JB Ethanol Limited, which processes and sells fuel-grade ethanol, has seen production fall to lower levels year over year as overseas contractors say no to price increases attached to Brazilian-sourced …

Making Silk Purses from Sows Ears: Converting Waste Into Energy and Biofuels, Pt 1 and 2
March 27, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest) Part 1 … It seems that many of the companies providing new biofuels technologies do not fully understanding the competitive environment that they must navigate. As a consequence they fail to …

Solazyme Launches Drilling Fluid Product, Encapso, and Embarks on $150M Debt/Equity Raise
March 27, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Solazyme announced its entry into the oil and gas drilling fluids additive market. Building upon its proprietary platform of high performance, sustainable Tailored oils, Solazyme has introduced Encapso, …

Guest Blog: Fossil Fuel Company Divestment & Renewable Energy Reinvestment
March 27, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Fran Teplitz (Green America/Town Creek Foundation)  The fossil fuel divestment movement continues to grow nationally and internationally as individuals and institutions — including pension funds, institutions of higher learning, and philanthropic endowments –recognize the importance …

Algae Biomass Organization’s 2014 Algae Industry Survey Shows Optimsm, Continued Job Creation and Increased Commercialization
March 27, 2014 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  A new survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) broadly shows an industry that is growing, from increased production of biomass and oils, to increased hiring, to a wider …

Integrating Perennial Grasses for Sustainable Agricultural Systems to Maximize Farm Profitability
March 27, 2014 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(North Central Regional Center for Rural Development) Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development

A free webinar series designed for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more about university developed technology that may be relevant to your current or future …

Webinar–NCRCRD: Innovations in Agriculture & Rural Development March 27, 2014 noon ET
March 26, 2014 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
Webinar–NCRCRD: Innovations in Agriculture & Rural Development   March 27, 2014    noon ET

Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development: a free webinar series designed for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more about technology that may be relevant to your current or future business operations.

Expediting the Commercialization of …

Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Proposed Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard Through 2022
March 26, 2014 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson, Matt Carr, and Paul Winters (Industrial Biotechnology)  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a significant change to the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 and beyond, which will have an …

E15 Now Available in Cambridge, Neb.
March 25, 2014 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Anew Travel Center in Cambridge, Neb., now offers E15 to consumers for use in 2001 and newer vehicles. The expanded offering of E15 will create savings at the pump for consumers. Currently, …

Hydro Dynamics Cavitation Reactor Installed at Pilot Plant
March 25, 2014 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

(Hydro Dynamics/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Hydro Dynamics Inc. of Rome, Ga., has announced that a ShockWave Power Reactor has been purchased and installed in a commercial cellulosic pilot plant in Italy. The SPR was purchased after successful …

DNA Analysis Strategy Aids in Study of Biofuel Feedstocks
March 25, 2014 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers from Michigan State University, U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published the largest soil DNA sequencing effort.

“The Great Prairie represents the largest …

Report: Biofuels, Other Factors to Lower Fuel Demand in Calif.
March 25, 2014 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bloomberg New Energy Finance has published a new white paper that provides analysis of California’s transportation fuel market. The paper, titled “2020 California transport outlook: the decarbonisation drive,” highlights …

Algae Testing & Evaluation Facility
March 25, 2014 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Utah State University)  The Algae Test & Evaluation Facility (AT&E) was established in collaboration with Logan City Environmental Department and Utah State University as a pilot facility co-located at the City of Logan Wastewater Treatment …

All-Energy Australia October 15-16, 2014 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
March 25, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment
All-Energy Australia   October 15-16, 2014   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

All-Energy Australia is an annual, free-to-delegate, business-to-business conference and networking forum hosted alongside an impressive exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency.

In 2013, All-Energy Australia attracted more than 5,500 visitors to …

Health Effects of Fine Particles from Vehicle Emissions April 1, 2014 Washington, DC
March 25, 2014 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
Health Effects of Fine Particles from Vehicle Emissions   April 1, 2014    Washington, DC

Numerous scientific studies have linked exposure to particle pollution – especially fine particles – to a variety of serious health problems and premature death.  Particle pollution from gasoline use in motor vehicles is caused entirely …

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators
March 25, 2014 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada) On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.  The SD Tech Fund™ is open for applications from February 19th to April 16th, …

It’s Up to Farmers to Tell Agriculture’s Story
March 25, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by James Henry (AgriNews)  … President Don Villwock stressed during Indiana Farm Bureau’s Spring Conference in Indianapolis that weather cannot be farmers’ main topic of conversation.

“We need to stay on point. We need to stay on …

More Ethanol-to-Crude Rail Facility Conversions Unlikely in California: Analyst
March 25, 2014 – 3:44 pm | Comments Off on More Ethanol-to-Crude Rail Facility Conversions Unlikely in California: Analyst

(Platts)  More conversions of California ethanol rail unloading terminals to crude service are unlikely, following Kinder Morgan’s switch of its Richmond, California, unloading facility, an analyst said Monday.
“The other big [ethanol] terminals aren’t as close …

Research Cutting Biodiesel Water Usage
March 25, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Process Engineering)  Scientists at the University of Porto are currently developing water-free methods to produce biodiesel using waste vegetable oils, animal fats and fatty wastes derived from industrial processes.

Traditional methods of biodiesel production use large …

Council Considers Ethanol Plant Grant
March 25, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by  Caitlin Davis (The Hopewell News)  A $250,000 grant to aid the Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell has reached a roadblock. The grant would help facilitate the opening of the plant, which currently has not begun …

Ethanol Plant Closed over $7m Debt
March 25, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Ray Bande (Manica Post)  Production of ethanol at the embattled Greenfuel Chisumbanje plant stopped after Zinwa disconnected water supplies owing to a $7,3 million debt.
In a statement on Wednesday, Zinwa public relations manager Ms …

Ottawa Lends Biofuel Firm $500,000
March 25, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Bill Power (Chronicle Herald Business)  Queens County’s CelluFuel already has Nova Scotia aid for $4m project using wood fibre

The CelluFuel Inc. demonstration biofuel project in Brooklyn, Queens County, received a $500,000 loan from the federal government …

Waste Management, Velocys, NRG, Ventech Form Renewables, Natgas-to-Fuels JV
March 25, 2014 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  First plant go/no-go expected in 2014; target: Oklahoma.  Future expansion in North America, UK, China.

In Oklahoma, Velocys, Waste Management, NRG Energy, and Ventech Engineers International announced a joint venture to …

100% Drop-In Aviation Fuels Are Closer, as Blue Sun Demo Plant Goes 24/7 in Missouri
March 25, 2014 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This week, Blue Sun Energy, ARA, and Chevron Lummus Global achieved a key development milestone with their 100 barrel/day (4,200 gallon/per day) demonstration-scale Biofuels ISOCONVERSION facility in St. Joseph, Mo. …

Biofuel PR Firm Launched to Help Tell America’s Biofuel Story
March 25, 2014 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Biofuel PR)  Communications firm to bridge gap between national campaigns and local community

Veteran biofuel experts Joshua Morby and Joanna Schroeder have launched Biofuel PR in response to the ethanol industry’s call for assistance in helping …

Woodbine Students Learn about Algae Growth at Laboratory
March 25, 2014 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Richard Degener (Press of Atlantic City)  Pond scum could be in the future for eighth-grader Dylan Cruz.

Cruz was one of 17 Woodbine Elementary School students who toured the Garden State bioEnterprises laboratory this week on …

Biofuel Trade Organizations Ask for Extension of Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives
March 24, 2014 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  A group of biofuel trade organizations today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives — …

VI Ukrainian Biofuel Forum April 15-16, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine
March 24, 2014 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
VI Ukrainian Biofuel Forum    April 15-16, 2014   Kiev, Ukraine

The main objective of the Forum: the development of the biofuel industry in Ukraine by establishing a strong information and communication business platform. Provide companies with effective management of opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in …

USDA Enhances Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
March 21, 2014 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers. The enhanced program includes 23 new categories …

E2 Report Highlights Biofuel, Bioenergy Job Creation
March 21, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has published a new report on clean energy jobs, reporting that bioenergy and biofuel projects created thousands of jobs last year.

According to E2’s data, 1,984 jobs were …

Joint Statement: Ethanol Industry Files to Take LCFS Fight to United States Supreme Court
March 21, 2014 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy)  Following the January decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to deny rehearing en banc in the litigation regarding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the Renewable …

Carbon Market Lessons and Global Policy Outlook
March 21, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Richard G. Newell, William A. Pizer, Daniel Raimi (Science Magazine)  Prices in the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) spent 2013 at historic lows. Elected officials have promised to repeal the Australian carbon market. …

Push Continues for Greater Scrutiny on Petroleum Coke in Detroit and Beyond
March 21, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by David Muller (MLive.com)  U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D – Bloomfield Hills, joined a counterpart in Illinois on Wednesday to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the best methods for storing and transporting …

Landmark Agreement With Shareholders: ExxonMobil Agrees to Report on Climate Change & Carbon Asset Risk
March 21, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(Arjuna Capital/PR NewsWire)  In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil (XOM) – the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time ever has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the Company website …

E-Fuel from Albion Plant for Test in Agri Ministry Vehicles
March 20, 2014 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(GINA/Government’s Information Agency)  Twenty (20) vehicles from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will shortly begin using renewable fuel, as the sugar company has started fuel production using ‘blackstrap’ molasses at …

Chesapeake Renews Permission for Biodiesel Fuel Plant
March 20, 2014 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Sheler (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)  The (Chesapeake) City Council renewed its permission Tuesday for an alternative energy company to make biodiesel fuel in Deep Creek.

Plans call for Tidewater Biodiesel LLC to build a plant in …

As KiOR Stumbles, Aemetis Soars: What Made the Difference?
March 20, 2014 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Both companies produce advanced biofuels for the American domestic market. Both utilize advanced technologies deployed at commercial-scale in the past 24 months. Both are publicly-traded stocks. Both were founded in …

Unless Manhattan Project for Algae
March 20, 2014 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association/PRWeb)  On August 2, 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi …

VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 14, 2014 New York, NY
March 19, 2014 – 2:10 pm | No Comment
VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference    May 14, 2014    New York, NY

The International Sugar Organization and DATAGRO have chosen the Starlight Roof, at the Waldorf Astoria, as the perfect location to organize their VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference. Its elegance and symbolic meaning to the …

EPA Announces Plan to Improve RFS Pathway Petition Process
March 19, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has published a notice to its website announcing that it is taking action to improve the petition process for new renewable fuel pathways under the renewable fuel …

Climate Data Initiative Launches with Strong Public and Private Sector Commitments
March 19, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by John Podesta, Dr. John P. Holdren  (White House)  … Rising seas threaten our coastlines. Dry regions are at higher risk of destructive wildfires. Heat waves impact health and agriculture. Heavier downpours can lead to damaging floods.

Even …

AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand
March 19, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)   A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked 28 Algae Technology Area projects. Dr. Mark Hildebrand and his team at Scripps Institution of …

Growing the Green Bond Market to Finance a Cleaner, Resilient World
March 19, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

(The World Bank)  Story Highlights:  Green bonds give investors an innovative way of supporting clean energy, mass transit, and other low-carbon projects that can help countries adapt to and mitigate climate change.   The World Bank …

“Local High School’s Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research” March 25, 2014 Breinigsville, PA
March 19, 2014 – 10:29 am | No Comment
“Local High School’s  Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research”    March 25, 2014   Breinigsville, PA

Student presentation of Algae Bioreactor Biofuels Research and facility,  Daniel High School “Green Team,” Birdsboro, PA
On Feb 20, 2014 the Green Team at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA, learned they won first prize for …

USDA FSA-RMA Joint Stakeholder Listening Session on Farm Bill Implementation March 27, 2014 Washington, DC
March 19, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment
USDA FSA-RMA Joint Stakeholder Listening Session on Farm Bill Implementation      March 27, 2014     Washington, DC

You are invited to join representatives from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) for a Stakeholders Listening Session on our preparations to implement the provisions from the Agricultural Act of …

EU’s Struggle for E10
March 18, 2014 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For European ethanol producers, E15 is still a distant dream. In the EU, the struggle is to get from E5 to E10. The legislation to offer E10 has been in …

How RINs Really Work, and Why Big Oil Hates Them
March 18, 2014 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  The ability for independent fuel marketers to sell renewable fuels at lower prices while improving profit margins by selling RINs, has given independent fuel marketers something …

The Real Cost of Food
March 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  First-generation ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign oil, revitalizes our rural communities, improves our environment and employs nearly 400,000 workers while driving down fuel costs. The next generation …

Moving Toward a Clean and Renewable Future
March 18, 2014 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  The success of cellulosic ethanol is critical to the success of all renewables. We will continue fighting to keep the renewable fuel standard at the levels Congress …

Lignin’s Big Leap
March 18, 2014 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to buy high-purity lignin in bulk. Is this abundant byproduct of pulp and paper milling and …

Flying Without Fossil Fuels: The Need For High Energy Density
March 18, 2014 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Robert Wilson (The Energy Collective)   … A vision of the incredible technical proficiency humanity has gained since the Industrial Revolution, the Boeing 747 is also a remarkably potent symbol of what we can achieve …

Fortum, UPM, Valmet Partner to Produce Advanced Biofuels
March 18, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Valmet Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids. The idea is to …

California Soil Toxins Worsened by Drought
March 18, 2014 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Dennis Pollock (Western Farm Press)  Salinity and scarcity of water were very much in the spotlight at the 2014 California Plant and Soil Conference in Fresno.

Multiple speakers showed pictures of what they labeled “California snow,” …

Newspaper Ad Knocks Ted Cruz for Opposing Renewable Fuel Mandate
March 18, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Jacobs  (Des Moines Register)  A pro-veterans political group placed a full-page advertisement in today’s Des Moines Register targeted at potential 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who visits Iowa today.

The ad centers on the …

National Biodiesel Day Celebrates Growth in America’s Advanced Biofuel
March 18, 2014 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Offers Renewable Alternative to Fuel Economy

You wouldn’t be reading this if it weren’t for diesel power. Diesel engines are responsible for moving the majority of goods, including electronics, from manufacturer to …

National Farmers Union Discusses 2014 Priorities
March 18, 2014 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)  The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, …

USDA Wants Ethanol Available Nationwide
March 18, 2014 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)   Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

Higher grade levels of ethanol …

Group Proposes $600M Zero-Waste Recycling Plant
March 18, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Jared Council   (Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal)   A consortium of businesses looking to build a zero-waste, zero-landfill recycling plant in Chesapeake said they’re securing capital to purchase 67 acres of waterfront property.

Officials …

Catsimatidis to Turn Grease into Gold with Greenpoint Biodiesel Plant
March 18, 2014 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(The New York World)  Permit pending for long-delayed facility on Newtown Creek that would transform food oil into vehicle fuel

New York City’s first large-scale biodiesel fuel production facility is slated to come to Greenpoint, courtesy …

Ethanol Backers Tout Fuel’s Many Benefits for Nebraska
March 18, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Oster (WNAX, Yankton/Nebraska Radio)  … Todd Becker, president of the Omaha-based Green Plains Renewable Energy, says corn-based ethanol is continuing to have an enormous impact on the state’s economy.  Becker says the value-added by-products …

If You Can’t Join Em, Beat ‘Em: The Day that Gasoline Went Clean, and Got Whacked.
March 18, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In 1970, an oil company launched the first major ad campaign around environmental benefits of a new fuel formulation.  Then, a radical shift in gasoline pricing occurred just as those …

EPA Calls for 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations / New Green Chemistry Technologies Promote New Products and Markets
March 18, 2014 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking companies or institutions to nominate their innovative technologies for the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. EPA is looking for nominations from companies …

KiOR Announces $347M Loss for 2013: “We Have Substantial Doubts about Our Ability to Continue as a Going Concern.”
March 18, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Delayed 2013 results includes going concern statement. Future Khosla financing contingent on milestones. Default looms as soon as April. Financing after August unclear.

In Texas, KiOR announced a $347.5M net loss …

RSB Launches Simplified Certification Process For Bonsucro Certified Entities
March 18, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is pleased to announce that Bonsucro certified operators will now be able to access RSB certification through a simplified audit process to demonstrate compliance, therefore …

New Sugar Platform Shows Promise
March 17, 2014 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a process that uses gamma valerolactone (GVL) to deconstruct plants and produce sugars that can be chemically or biologically upgraded into biofuels. The team is …

The Year is Here
March 17, 2014 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  2014 will bear witness to the commissioning of some of the first U.S. commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants.

Those in the cellulosic ethanol industry know “five more years down the road” as …

$500 Travel Grants Provided by the Algae Foundation to Attend the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit
March 17, 2014 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  If you are a student and want to attend the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit from September 29th through October 2nd in sunny San Diego, CA – check out the travel grants being offered by The …

Dually Renewable
March 17, 2014 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  … Not only is Abengoa Biomass Energy LLC forging the path to commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol, it is taking a new road when it comes to fuel.

Besides cellulosic ethanol, the Hugoton, Kan., …

New Network to Advocate for Biobased Chemistry
March 17, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(American Chemistry Council)  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) unveiled today a new Biobased Chemistry Network to help educate policymakers on how to create effective and workable regulatory programs for the growing biobased chemistry industry. Global …

Brazil´s Minister of Sports Wants B20 Being Used during World Cup
March 17, 2014 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(UDOP)  Brazil´s Ubrabio (Brazilian Biodiesel Union and Biokerosene) met today with Minister of Sports Aldo Rebelo in order to request his support in the implementation of B20 (mixture of 20% biodiesel added to fossil diesel) in all urban transportation …

CRIBE, GreenField Partner to Test Demonstration Technology
March 17, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy is partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will …

Vertimass Licenses ORNL Biofuel-to-Hydrocarbon Conversion Technology
March 17, 2014 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels.

The ORNL technology offers a …

Study: Rural Economies to Benefit from Bioenergy
March 17, 2014 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  According to a new paper authored by two University of Missouri professors, rural regions are poised to benefit from bioenergy.

While remoteness is a penalty in the centralized petroeconomy, due …

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative Seeks Grant Proposals
March 17, 2014 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

( North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve …

E85 Station Availability Growing, Particularly outside Midwest
March 17, 2014 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new U.S. Energy Information Administration brief shows that the number of E85 retail fueling station has grown rapidly since 2007, with the most recent growth in states outside …

Minnesota Bills to Incentivize Biofuel, Biochemicals, Biomass Thermal
March 17, 2014 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Legislation pending in the Minnesota Legislature aims to create incentives for renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels, and biomass thermal energy.

In the Minnesota House of Representatives, H.F. 2456 aims to create …

FORUM: Ethanol Production Is ‘Homegrown’ Patriotism
March 17, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by  Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Rapid City Journal)  … The message on the billboard depicts a uniformed soldier with the phrase: “I Don’t Have to Fight for Cornfields … Use Ethanol.”

… I will challenge his (writer from Iowa’s) …

World Sugar Expo 2014 September 3-4 Bangkok, Thailand
March 17, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment
World Sugar Expo 2014     September 3-4     Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Expo 2014, Thailand held only once every 2 years is one of the world’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event that brings together an international congregation of sugar companies and also its supporting …

Call for 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowship Applications Now Open
March 17, 2014 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

The Leopold Leadership Program seeks applications from outstanding midcareer academic environmental researchers from North America for the 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowships. The program provides researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for translating their …

Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science
March 17, 2014 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by William J. Broad (The New York Times)   … Absent from his (President Barack Obama’s) narrative, though, was the back story, one that underscores a profound change taking place in the way science is …

A Tax Boost for Advanced Biofuels
March 17, 2014 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest) … Fortunately, the Administration’s budget for 2014 contains a proposal for a nearly 10-year extension of the advanced biofuel tax credit, which was first adopted by Congress in 2007. …

Algae in Iowa
March 17, 2014 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  This American Land travels to Shenandoah, Iowa, to take a look at BioProcess Algae’s novel technology for recycling CO2 from corn ethanol production into algae production.  WATCH VIDEO  and Duke Power VIDEO

California Energy Commission Gives Pixley Biogas Final Grant Approval
March 17, 2014 – 1:26 pm | One Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California-based Pixley Biogas has been given final approval for a $4.68 million dollar grant from the California Energy Commission.

Located in southwestern Tulare County, Calif., the anaerobic digester will take …

Lesaffre Announces Leaf Technologies
March 17, 2014 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(Lesaffre)  Through its business unit Fermentis launched in 2003 Lesaffre has successfully served the fuel ethanol industry with yeast, yeast products and technical support.  Aiming to concentrate their efforts on offering more specialized services and products …

Flotta Verde! The Italian Navy’s Green Fleet Underway: The Story, in Pictures
March 17, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Commander Pasquale Tripodi (Italian Navy/Biofuels Digest)  Italy’s Navy joins the global green fleet movement with its first sea trials and certifications.   Including a dramatic at-sea rescue, powered by alternative fuel blends.   The complete story, in …

IMSA Green Alternative Fuels Lauded by DOE, EPA
March 15, 2014 – 11:53 pm | No Comment

Leaders from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined top executives from the automobile and fuel industries Saturday at Sebring International Raceway to praise the International Motor Sports …

Why Fuel Subsidies in Developing Nations Are an Economic Addiction
March 14, 2014 – 11:48 pm | No Comment

by Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  … In the developing world, it’s tempting for a country to keep the price of fossil fuels artificially low. The subsidy can take the form of a price cap, preventing oil …

Venice 2014 – Fifth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste November 17-20 Venice, Italy
March 14, 2014 – 11:14 pm | No Comment
Venice 2014 – Fifth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste  November 17-20   Venice, Italy

The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards …

Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop March 20-21, 2014 Golden, CO
March 14, 2014 – 11:00 pm | No Comment
Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop   March 20-21, 2014   Golden, CO

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop on March 20–21, 2014, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

This workshop will discuss and detail the …

This St. Patrick’s Day,Choose a Truly “Green” Beer
March 14, 2014 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Before you lift that green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, why not select one that comes from a “green” brewery? Many breweries throughout the U.S. and Canada have robust sustainability initiatives that include …

Nova Synthetix and Precision BioSciences Announce Collaboration to Develop Non-GM, Ricin-Free Castor with Customizable Oil Content
March 14, 2014 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Precision BioSciences)  Nova Synthetix and Precision BioSciences, Inc., today announced that they have initiated a joint research effort to generate non-GM, ricin-free castor plants using Precision’s Directed Nuclease Editor (DNE) technology in combination with Nova Synthetix’s proprietary plant …

Upbeat Update on Waste-to-Energy Plan Is Music to Marion’s Ears
March 14, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Keynote speaker Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive officer of waste-to-energy company Fiberight, told a luncheon crowd of 315 here on Wednesday that his company will be able to keep 80 percent …

FGVB Delivers First 48 MT PME To Kuantan Fuel Terminal
March 14, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Bernama)  Felda Global Ventures Biotechnologies Sdn Bhd (FGVB) has delivered its first 48 metric tonnes (MT) of palm methyl ester (PME) under the B5 programme to a client at the Kuantan Fuel Terminal.

In a statement, …

The Hydrogen Spring
March 14, 2014 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reminiscent of 2009′s Summer of Algae, when those technologies were coming out of the woodwork, we appear to be in the Hydrogen Spring.  Every time we write about them, more …

Ohio Officials Tight-Lipped on Fracking, Monday’s Earthquakes
March 14, 2014 – 12:22 am | No Comment

by Will Drabold (Columbus Dispatch)  While geologists raised questions yesterday about whether a northeastern Ohio fracking operation caused a series of earthquakes in Mahoning County on Monday, state officials refused to provide any answers.

On Monday, …

Low Profile Biodiesel or Natural Gas Semi to Hit Road
March 14, 2014 – 12:10 am | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  It’s a pretty cool looking design (although I’m not sure how my friends in the trucking industry would take to being inches from the roadway). And what makes it even cooler …

Merle Anderson: Government ‘Myths’ Limit Ethanol’s Full Use
March 14, 2014 – 12:03 am | No Comment

by Merle Anderson  (Grand Forks Herald)  Orrie Swayze from Watertown, S.D., and I have traveled many miles together as friends and American Coalition for Ethanol founding board members. We have gained a historical perspective on …

$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie To Reach Final Four
March 13, 2014 – 11:35 pm | No Comment

(University of Maryland/Yahoo! News)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States …

Suez Environnement to Operate Recycling Facility for Edmonton
March 13, 2014 – 12:59 am | No Comment

by Will Wade (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Suez Environnement Co. (SEV), the water and solid-waste company part-owned by GDF Suez, agreed to a five-year, 54 million-euro ($75-million) contract to operate a recycling center in Canada.

Under the contract …

Cellulosic Ethanol Fights for Life
March 13, 2014 – 12:47 am | No Comment

by Mark Peplow (Nature)  Pioneering biofuel producers hope that US government largesse will ease their way into a tough market.

…Thousands of tonnes of corn stover — the leaves, stalks and husks left over after the maize …

Energy Independence Summit March 30-April 1, 2014 Washington, DC
March 12, 2014 – 11:32 pm | No Comment
Energy Independence Summit    March 30-April 1, 2014    Washington, DC

The Energy Independence Summit is the nation’s premier alternative fuels policy event; and this year’s event runs March 30 – April 2 in Washington, DC.

The 2014 Summit will bring together more than 200 of the …

Climate Consultant Refutes Cost Assumption
March 12, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Brad Shannon (The Olympian/The News Tribune)   A consultant to Gov. Jay Inslee’s bipartisan work group on climate change is disputing Republican and oil-industry claims that a clean-fuels standard in Washington could tack $1 or …

Developers of Project to Convert Sugar Beets into Ethanol Looking for Commitment from Growers
March 12, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Dave Kolpack (Associated Press/Star Tribune)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol have preached patience for the last five years. Now they’re looking …

The Sugar Producers
March 12, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sweetwater Energy and Proterro, two companies using widely different approaches, aim for low-cost sugar that may give today’s corn ethanol plants a glide path into advanced ethanol production. They’re …

Collective Biodiesel Conference August 14-17, 2014 Pittsboro, NC
March 12, 2014 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Collective Biodiesel Conference   August 14-17, 2014   Pittsboro, NC

The Collective Biodiesel Conference is geared toward active and open collaboration among participants, including home brewers, grease collectors, multi-million gallon producers, and everyone in between.

This conference is designed to provide sufficient detail for participants to …

Use of Separators, Decanters in Biodiesel Processing
March 12, 2014 – 12:24 am | No Comment

by  Ted Neuman (Biodiesel Magazine/GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc.)  A historical look at how biodiesel production in Europe and, later, the U.S. has relied on centrifuges for a number of aspects in the biodiesel process. Technologies …

Breaking New Ground with Glycerin
March 12, 2014 – 12:16 am | No Comment

by Atul Deshmane  (Whole Energy/Biodiesel Magazine) … Today most glycerin is derived from biodiesel production.

The basis of Whole Energy’s glycerin process is to distill off water and methanol and then allow salts and other residuals from …

The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research
March 12, 2014 – 12:06 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The uses of glycerin – crude, USP-grade or otherwise – and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation …

Webinar: IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Biomass Flyash March 25, 2014 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. EST
March 11, 2014 – 11:34 pm | No Comment
Webinar:  IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Biomass Flyash  March 25, 2014   12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. EST

The International Biochar Initiative is leading the international biochar community in the open, transparent and inclusive process of updating the IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 (a.k.a. the Standardized Product Definition and Product Testing Guidelines for Biochar That Is Used in …

Webinar: IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Weathering, Post-Processing & Sampling March 17, 2014 2:00 – 4:00p.m. EST
March 11, 2014 – 11:30 pm | No Comment
Webinar:  IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Weathering, Post-Processing & Sampling  March 17, 2014    2:00 – 4:00p.m. EST

The International Biochar Initiative is leading the international biochar community in the open, transparent and inclusive process of updating the IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 (a.k.a. the Standardized Product Definition and Product Testing Guidelines for Biochar That Is Used in …

Sen. Collins Introduces Clean Cookstoves Bill That Would Improve Environment, Public Health
March 11, 2014 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Senator Susan Collins)  U.S. Senator Susan Collins today introduced the “Clean Cookstoves Support Act,” a bill that would reduce carbon pollution and improve public health by supporting a global market for clean and efficient cookstoves.

“Replacing …

Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties
March 11, 2014 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  According to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and other media organizations, 14 scientists and researchers submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on March 6 urging the …

In Response: Ethanol Rule Helps the Environment
March 11, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Ashwin Raman (Duluth News Tribune)  I disagreed with the Feb. 18 commentary, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” by Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.

How Meeks came to the conclusion that, “Since its inception, the …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer
March 11, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were …

Biodiesel Co-Product Can Reduce Soil Nitrogen Losses to Groundwater
March 11, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(Rothamsted Research) Application of biodiesel co-product (BCP) reduces the amount of soil nitrogen (N) loss when compared to traditional agricultural practices.

An important goal in agricultural sustainability that would also impact national sustainability is to establish better …

Rasoya charts 500 cr Capex to Set up New Units
March 11, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu BusinessLine)“The company has proposed to set up a plant to manufacture ethanol from maize and other agro products in a bid to tap the potential of increasing demand for green fuel.”

Rasoya Proteins has …

PCJ Biofuel Research Favours Chinese Castor Bean
March 11, 2014 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) research on oilseeds from three geographical sources as biofuel has so far favoured the Zibo 8 variety of castor bean from China that was …

China New Energy Jumps on New Biorefinery Contract
March 11, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(IFA Magazine)  The share price of AIM-listed China New Energy (CNE) rose by a tenth on Monday after the bioenergy engineering and technology firm received a contract to build another biorefinery for Ubon Bio Ethanol …

East Pilbara Hay and Sorghum Trial Progressing
March 11, 2014 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Lucie Bell (ABC)  In Western Australia’s East Pilbara a project to drought-proof the region is in its early stages.   Warrawagine Station is preparing to grow hay for stock fodder and sorghum to be used …

Methes Energies Starts Manufacturing Process of One Denami 600 for Aruba Client
March 11, 2014 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Methes Energies/MarketWire)   Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers, today announced it has received a deposit from Antilla Energy VBA …

Algae Biomass Organization Hails New Publication that Identifies Most Promising Locations for Commercial Algae Production Projects
March 11, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Analysis can reduce time, cost associated with site development

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today (March 10, 2014) lauded a new publication from the Pacific Northwest …

National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train April 22-23, 2014 Washington, DC
March 11, 2014 – 11:22 am | No Comment
National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train      April 22-23, 2014     Washington, DC

(National Transportation Safety Board)  The National Transportation Safety Board today (March 6, 2014) announced it will hold a public forum on April 22-23 in Washington that will examine the safety issues associated with the transportation …

BRICS and Mortar: The Fast-Growing BRIC Economies Take Aim at Aviation Biofuels
March 11, 2014 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set.  The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a …

California to Consider Updating ILUC for Biofuels
March 11, 2014 – 12:19 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is holding two public workshops regarding the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) this week – one to discuss general updates to the LCFS regulation, and the second …

USDA Makes Payments to Support Production of Advanced Biofuel
March 11, 2014 – 12:04 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced that USDA is making nearly $60 million in payments to 195 producers to support the production of advanced biofuel.

“These payments represent the Obama …

E85 Fueling Station Availability Is Increasing
March 10, 2014 – 11:53 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy Energy Information Administration)  The number of retail fueling stations offering motor fuel that can be up to 85% ethanol, known as E85, has grown rapidly since 2007. According to the Alternative Fuels …

Government Announces Boost in Funding for Scottish Biofuel Programme
March 10, 2014 – 11:43 pm | No Comment

(The Edinburgh Reporter) The Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, on Wednesday announced a funding boost for the Scottish Biofuel programme at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus. He pledged that along with funding …

Natural Gas Vehicles Worse for Climate than Diesel Ones?
March 8, 2014 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Wendy Koch (USA Today)  Trucks and buses that run on natural gas may actually be worse for the climate, over the long run, than diesel-fueled vehicles, study says.

Natural gas is widely hailed as cleaner …

California Air Resources Board to Hold Hearing on Biodiesel March 20
March 8, 2014 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board)  ARB’s diesel fuel regulations are geared toward controlling criteria pollutant emissions from hydrocarbon-based fuels and are not intended to provide a market pathway for alternative diesel fuels (ADF), such as biodiesel.  With …

Application Now Open for the 2014 Green Genome Awards
March 8, 2014 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

(Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center)  The first inaugural community college Green Genome awards, issued by the SEED Center and Snap-on Incorporated, highlighted five of the most innovative and effective sustainable colleges . We are ready to …

Biodiesel Manufacturer to Bring $30M Plant to Temple after Incentives Confirmed
March 8, 2014 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Robert Grattan (Austin Business Journal)  Thomas Biodiesel LLC has finalized a deal that will bring 31 jobs and a $30 million biodiesel manufacturing plant to Temple, following a decision by Temple City Council to approve $1.5 …

Neste Oil and DONG Energy to Begin Cooperation on Technology Development for Renewable Fuels
March 7, 2014 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil Corporation)  Neste Oil, the world’s largest producer of premium-quality renewable fuels, has joined forces with DONG Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, to develop an integrated process to produce …

Ensyn and Memorial Hospital Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement
March 7, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

(Ensyn Fuels/MarketWired)  Ensyn Fuels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation (“Ensyn”), has signed a contract with Memorial Hospital of North Conway, New Hampshire (“Memorial”) for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn’s RFO, …

The Hunt for Hydrogen and Hydro-Riches
March 7, 2014 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.”   Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of their bio-hydrogen expression system following the …

Biofuel Plant in South Africa to Begin Construction
March 7, 2014 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A major renewable energy plant in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, which has been in planning for seven years, is set to start preliminary work in September.

Silvapen Group, the South African – Brazilian company, plans to …

South Dakota to Include 15% Ethanol in State Fleets
March 7, 2014 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  South Dakota will soon begin incorporating 15 percent ethanol (E15) fuel into its state vehicle fleet.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced Thursday that E15 will be made available this year during a test …

Hastings, Lexington Facilities Receive Federal Funds for Advanced Biofuel Production
March 7, 2014 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Jordan Onwiler (Nebraska.tv) Three Nebraska companies, including one located in Hastings and another in Lexington, have received federal funds to support production of advanced biofuels.

Chief Ethanol Fuel, Inc received total payments of more than $4,000. …

It’s Time to Focus on the Elephant in the Corner
March 7, 2014 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … At some point in the future, the ethanol industry may even have to accept the eventual transition from corn-based ethanol to cellulosic ethanol and, eventually, to an entirely new …

All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference April 9-10, 2014 Toronto, Canada
March 7, 2014 – 5:05 pm | No Comment
All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference    April 9-10, 2014    Toronto, Canada

All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference, the 3rd event in the global All-Energy series, is taking place at the Exhibition Place in Toronto, April 9-10, 2014, and for its first edition will bring together 200+ exhibitors …

PeaceEnergy Launches Crowd-Sourced Fundraising to Fuel Motorbikes with Ethanol in Vietnam
March 7, 2014 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(PeaceEnergy)  Mobile Payment Technology for E-85 Fuel KIOSK Vietnam 40 million motorbikes

Vietnam’s mandate is to reduce Green House Gases for a cleaner Planet. PeaceENERGYs Mobile Payment Fuel KIOSK will use E-85 & E-100 for 40 …

Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy July 29-30 Washington, DC
March 7, 2014 – 2:51 pm | No Comment
Biomass 2014:  Growing the Future Bioeconomy     July 29-30     Washington, DC

Agenda with speaker presentations
Breakout Speaker Biographies
Additional Speaker Biographies
Attendee List
Biomass 2014 Promotional Video

Advanced Biofuels USA, co-hosting with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, invites you to  Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. We are planning …

It’s Not a Sprint: Achieving Biofuel Goals Requires the Effort of a Marathon
March 7, 2014 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)   EPA’s release this week of the latest rule governing vehicle emissions and fuel standards is a reminder that while regulations can raise the profile of biofuels, there are no “silver” policy bullets that absolutely …

New Markets for Bioenergy Crops May 20-21, 2014 State College, PA
March 6, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment
New Markets for Bioenergy Crops     May 20-21, 2014    State College, PA

A healthy and resilient bioenergy economy needs to include a diverse market for biomass crops, including non-energy uses of these materials.  Fortunately, many opportunities exist for utilizing cellulosic bioenergy crops in a variety of markets.

Join …

NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food April 8, 2014 1:00 PM ET
March 6, 2014 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food   April 8, 2014  1:00 PM ET

Chris Callahan, Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Vermont  
Douglas Schaufler, Research Associate, Ag Bio Engineering, Penn State
Wondering how oilseed crops like sunflower, soybeans and canola are used on-farm for liquid fuel replacement and feed production? This …

Fermentation Methods and Scale-Up Strategies Workshop March 24-26, 2014 University Park, PA
March 6, 2014 – 6:48 pm | No Comment
Fermentation Methods and Scale-Up Strategies Workshop     March 24-26, 2014    University Park, PA

This course emphasizes the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory microbial fermentation and scale-up. Participants will get hands-on experience setting up and monitoring fermentors, as well as conducting practical experiments that include the effects of …