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EPA Funds Cook Stoves Research to Ameliorate Air Quality and Mitigate Climate Change
May 30, 2014 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) If the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) systematic analysis study of 2010 is anything to go by, then by the time you are done reading this article about 35 …

UK Researchers Aim to Convert Oilseed Straw into Biofuels
May 30, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Institute of Food Research/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made …

European Scientists Stabilize Bio-Oil for Use as Marine Biofuel
May 30, 2014 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

(Aston University/Biomass Magazine)  A sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste could help transform the shipping industry and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
Alternative sustainable fuels are urgently needed in the marine transport sector due …

EPA: Cellulosic RINs Were Generated in April
May 30, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month.
EIA data …

Addressing Climate Change in South Dakota
May 30, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by US Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) (Black Hills Pioneer)    … Our state’s long-standing leadership in renewable fuels like wind power and ethanol has helped us be a part of the solution.  … South Dakota has tremendous …

Renewable Energy Group Buys Tyson Foods’ Stake in Dynamic Fuels
May 30, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Arkansas Business)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to acquire Tyson’s 50 percent ownership of Dynamic Fuels LLC, the companies announced Wednesday.
The deal, contingent upon REG’s previously …

Fargo Conference Highlights Future for Biotechnology
May 29, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Forum News Service/SC Times)  Opportunities to provide bio-based industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes, …

Nearly 120 Companies Ask Obama to Boost Biodiesel Standard
May 29, 2014 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  One hundred seventeen biodiesel companies and affiliated businesses from 41 states called on President Obama Wednesday to stand behind his past support for the U.S. biodiesel industry by continuing sustainable growth under …

Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 29, 2014 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Working Group)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s pending proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol that must be blended into gasoline in 2014 by 1.39 billion gallons would lower U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by …

US Navy Supports ASU’s Development of Algae-Based Biofuels
May 29, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Mason  (Arizon State University Light Works)  The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, …

Biomass Supplies Applies for RSB Sustainability Certification: Biomass Supplies Would Be First RSB-Certified Company in Sri Lanka
May 29, 2014 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is pleased to announce that Biomass Supplies has applied for RSB certification.
Biomass Supplies is pioneering innovative and progressive partnerships with small farmers and land owners …

CALL FOR POSTERS: Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy July 29-30 Washington, DC DEADLINE: June 10
May 29, 2014 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites students, researchers, public and private organizations, and members of the general public to submit poster abstracts for consideration for the annual Biomass Conference Poster Session. …

B Ready For B10 Workshop Series June 10-July 22, 2014 Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota
May 28, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment
B Ready For B10 Workshop Series   June 10-July 22, 2014     Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota

B Ready For B10.  This summer Minnesota will take the next step forward in renewable fuel use. Beginning July 1 until September 30, 2014, all #2 diesel fuel will contain 10% biodiesel (B10). In 2015 …

Managing Climate Risks in the Southeast
May 28, 2014 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA). The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing, on May 22, on Capitol Hill, examining the current and projected impacts of climate change in the Southeast, and …

EPA Funds University Research on Cleaner Fuel Burning to Improve Air Quality/The World Health Organization Estimates that Cookstove Smoke Accounts for over 4 Million Premature Deaths Annually
May 28, 2014 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new funding for six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes that will help improve air quality …

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Outlines A More Self-Sufficient, Efficient Future For The Fleet
May 28, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Harress (International Business Times)  … For Mabus (Ray Mabus, the secretary of the Navy), who had come to New York for Fleet Week, the real story was taking place on the drawing boards, where …

Texas Nearly Takes Top Clean Energy Jobs Spot
May 28, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Houston Chronicle/McClatchy-Tribune Regional News/RenewablesBiz.com)  Texas added nearly 800 clean energy jobs during the first three months of the year, putting the Lone Star State second only to Idaho and above California, …

Fuels America Campaign Reminds Drivers of Savings
May 28, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Just as a good-sized portion of the country is hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, Fuels America launches an ad campaign to remind drivers just how much they are saving at the …

Former Ethanol Car Driver Wins Indy 500
May 28, 2014 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  It was mid-season in 2007 when Ryan Hunter-Reay burst on the IndyCar Series scene wearing the green and blue ethanol logo for Rahal-Letterman Racing. He finished 6th in his first Indy 500 in …

Walking a Rough Road to a World Free of Non-Renewable Sources of Energy: Memories of 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo
May 27, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

By Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine a world without non-renewable energy sources, where we just use sun, wind, and biomass to generate our electricity for industries and homes, and fuel for transportation. …

Defusing the Cellulosic Bomb inside the Renewable Fuel Standard
May 27, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuel Digest)  Thought the 2014 volume debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard was tough enough?What about the ticking bomb inside the RFS — that could completely flat-line the value of cellulosic RINs …

Palm Oil, Deforestation, and the Fast Food Industry: Would You Like a Side of Forests with That?
May 27, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Calen May-Tobin (Union of Concerned Scientists/Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative )  … In our report Donuts, Deodorant, Deforestation, UCS was one of the first groups to highlight how little the fast food sector as a whole has …

ACE Informs Motorists Most New Model Vehicles Eligible For E15 Blends
May 27, 2014 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuel Journal)  The summer driving season is now hitting the United States, and the Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol, (ACE) Ron Lamberty says many motorists might not realize it, but they could be eligible …

Transportation Forecast: Light Duty Vehicles
May 27, 2014 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Navigant) Light Duty Stop-Start, Hybrid Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Electric, Battery Electric, Natural Gas, Fuel Cell, and Conventional Vehicles: Global Market Forecasts, 2014-2035
…  Over 1.2 billion vehicles are on the world’s roads today, and more than 95% belong …

US Senate Completes Mark-Up on Defense Budget, Supports Continuation of Advanced Biofuels Program
May 27, 2014 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act, following mark-up, is reported to not include any attempts to undermine the Defense Production Act’s Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production Project, …

Fortunately, Unfortunately: Pathways and Barriers to Algae Biofuels at Scale
May 27, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think algae biofuels are real and near? Or, think it’s a promotional scheme for attracting finance for nutraceuticals and academic bridges-to-nowhere?  The barriers might be more, or less, daunting than …

How Fossil Fuel Interests Attack Renewable Energy
May 27, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Elsner (Energy and Policy Institute/Renewable Energy World)   Fossil fuel-funded front groups repeatedly spread disinformation on renewable energy standard and net metering policies in an effort to overturn pro-clean energy laws in 2013 and 2014.

A …

Climate Panel and Years of Living Dangerously
May 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Enlightening and Shocking are apt words that describe the eighth episode of the Years of Living Dangerously that was screened on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, May 20. The event, …

US Fleet Conversion Turns Navy to Biofuels
May 27, 2014 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Brendan Nicholson (The Australian)  Australia’s defence ties to the US have taken on a green hue, with the Royal Australian Navy planning to make all its ships and aircraft biofuel-capable within six years.  READ …

Making Money from Lignin: Roadmap Shows How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining
May 27, 2014 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Brett Israel (Georgia Institute of Technology)  When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old adage in the pulp industry has …

RTA Expands Green Bus Fleet
May 27, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Shafaat Shahbandari  (Zawya/Gulf News)  Dubai: A total of 118 biodiesel-powered green buses will be in operation in Dubai by the end of this year as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expands its green …

Sixth Circuit Greenlights Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
May 27, 2014 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Paul E. Gutermann (Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP/Lexology.com)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held this week that the Department of Energy (DOE) complied with its obligations under the National Environmental …

Future Uncertain for Ukiah Biodiesel Producer
May 27, 2014 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Justine Fredericksen  (Daily Journal News)  Cash-strapped Yokayo Biofuels is for sale … “The grant was to install an enzymatic process that would increase our capacity by about 75 percent, which would dramatically increase the yield …

Mauritius: The EU Will Provide 4 Million Euro to Support the Use of Ethanol as Fuel
May 27, 2014 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(AgenceEcoFin.com)  … But Mauritius will now demonstrate strong commitment, after blowing 10 million euros for non-compliance with EU indicators relating to the production of electricity.
”  With regard to the use of ethanol in Mauritius, we make no …

Patriot Renewable Fuels Hires Leifmark to Plan First Stage of Major US Cellulosic Ethanol Project
May 27, 2014 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Inbicon technology planned as centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform: “Patriot will lead the way.”
In Illinois, Patriot Renewable Fuels announced that Leifmark has been hired to create a custom Project Definition, …

When Refiners Cry Wolf, Who Will Be Fooled?
May 27, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)   EPA’s proposed rule went too far in correcting a problem largely of the refiners’ own making.  It’s in the nation’s interest to put the final RFS rule back …

Microalgae in Animal Feed
May 27, 2014 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Although the use of whole microalgae in animal diets has long been studied, the 
de-fatted biomass of microalgal species, derived from biofuel production research, has only recently shown feasibility in replacing corn …

Cheaper Renewable Fuels: Is Algae the Missing Ingredient?
May 27, 2014 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Lozanova (Triple Pundit) … “Not all algae can be lumped together,” says Paul Woods, CEO of Algenol, a biotechnology company that produces ethanol and other fuels. “There are lots of [algae-based biofuel] programs that use …

Biofuels Forum Underscores Increased Emission Benefits from Ethanol
May 23, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Ethanol’s role in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was underscored this week in a forum of biofuel value chain partners, conservation and greenhouse gas experts organized by the 25x’25 Alliance …

Why Amyris, Total SA, and The Boeing Company Are Excited About Renewable Jet Fuel
May 23, 2014 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  The global aviation industry accounts for roughly 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions. On a per-passenger basis, a flight on an airplane emits far more greenhouse gases than the …

Minnesota Is First to Mandate B10 Biodiesel
May 23, 2014 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The land of 10,000 lakes becomes the first for another 10… a 10 percent biodiesel mandate. The move from a B5 to B10 blending requirement for summer months starting this July …

Aftermath of Climate Change: National Landmarks at Risk
May 23, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the impact of climate change becoming evident by the day, many of the United States iconic landmarks are at risk as never before. On the 20th of May, …

Where is Blue Carbon Going?
May 23, 2014 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, a panel of experts discussed the importance of blue carbon and the ramifications of its release in a “Managing Our Planet” seminar series developed …

E15 Arrives in Missouri, though Consumers May Have to Look Hard to Find It
May 23, 2014 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Jacob Barker (St. LouisPost-Dispatch)  It’s hard to find a gas station these days that doesn’t sell a 10 percent ethanol blend. A 15 percent mix, now that it’s available, probably won’t become as common …

ACT Expo 2014- North America’s Largest Clean Fleet Expo
May 23, 2014 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   ACT Expo 2014, co-located with NVG Global 2014, was held on May 5-8 in Long Beach CA. It was the largest clean transportation industry gathering in North America. The …

US Navy Approves Biofuels MILSPECS, Opens Pacific Fuel Buy
May 22, 2014 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Washington, the Navy’s Director of Operational Energy, Chris Tindal, advises the Digest:
“As of two weeks ago, the Navy has fully approved MILSPECs for JP-5, JP-8, and F-76 for the …

“But I Won’t Cry for Yesterday”: The Re-Making of the US Ethanol Industry
May 22, 2014 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The migration from first-gen to next-gen biofuels is becoming less ‘Invisible’ — and the new landscape is not, by anyone’s estimation, an ‘Ordinary World’.   If Aemetis’ latest earnings hadn’t rocked …

InteSusAl Project Building One-Hectare Demo Unit
May 22, 2014 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The InteSusAl Consortium of biotechnology experts has started building a one-hectare unit in Southern Portugal that will demonstrate an innovative integrated approach to produce microalgae biomass with biodiesel validation in a sustainable manner.
The demonstration …

Renewable Energy Group Agrees to Acquire Tyson Foods’ Half Ownership of Dynamic Fuels
May 22, 2014 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group)  Deal to Result in REG Owning All of 75-Million Gallon Renewable Diesel Biorefinery
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to acquire Tyson’s 50% …

Alternative Jet Fuels: Federal Activities Support Development and Usage, but Long-term Commercial Viability Hinges on Market Factors
May 22, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

(Government Accountability Office)   The federal government supports the development and use of alternative jet fuels through both broad and targeted initiatives. Broad national strategies promote the development of a variety of alternative fuels—including alternative jet fuel—to help achieve …

New Joint Ventures Aim to Establish Hemp-Ethanol Pilot Plant
May 22, 2014 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Biomass Magazine) Edmonton, Alberta-based Syngar Technologies Inc. has announced two separate joint venture projects that will, together, help make hemp-to-cellulosic ethanol a step closer to reality.
Syngar Technologies, which was featured in a March 2012, …

House Committee Passes Anti-Biofuel Amendments in Markup Session
May 22, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) On May 7, the House Armed Service Committee held a markup session on H.R. 4435, the fiscal year 2015 national defense authorization bill. During that markup session, committee members voted in …

The Bio-Fuel Sector Is Attracting Some Big Names
May 22, 2014 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Reuben Brewer (The Motley Fool)  Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM  ) and FutureFuel (NYSE: FF  ) are two relatively small companies largely focused on the emerging bio-fuel market. However, they aren’t the only players in the space. And some of the other companies, …

Mallee Biofuels May Fuel Perth Engines
May 22, 2014 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) By 2030, young mallee trees could create an aviation grade bio kerosene  Airline operations from Perth could see its flights fuelled up to 100% with the aviation grade bio kerosene, according to a report …

Södra and Statkraft to Form New Biofuel Company
May 22, 2014 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Södra and Statkraft have signed a letter of intent to create a company that will produce biofuels using forest raw material.
The agreement means that Statkraft, a renewable energy producer, will acquire Södra Cell Tofte, which …

NASA and DLR Research Biofuel-Powered Flights
May 22, 2014 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) are researching the use of biofuels in their flights by undertaking a …

KLM Embarks on Transatlantic Biofuel Trial
May 22, 2014 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) KLM has launched a six month biofuel trial using an A330-200 on flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aruba and Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles.  The Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene for Aviation (ITAKA) sourced the …

Draft Appropriations Bill Aims to Cut Funding for BCAP, REAP
May 22, 2014 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, which aims to reduce funding levels for several Farm Bill Energy Title programs. A markup session on …

COLUMN-Money to Burn: OPEC’s Wasteful Energy Subsidies: Kemp
May 19, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by John Kemp (Reuters Africa)  Fossil fuel subsidies cost governments in emerging markets more than $500 billion every year and are a major contributor to climate change, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and …

Putting the Squeeze on Gasoline
May 19, 2014 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Taylor (Chronicle Herald Wheels)  It’s a breakthrough that has eluded engine researchers for more than a century. Now, it might be as little as five years away.

The dream of using diesel’s compression-ignition idea …

Genetic Assets from Mendel Added to Product Development Program
May 19, 2014 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(REPREVE® RENEWABLES, LLC)  REPREVE® RENEWABLES, LLC, announced today it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus grass product development program from Mendel biotechnology, Inc., a privately held company in Hayward, Calif.
The …

A Strong Voice in Indiana
May 19, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Dukart (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol plants in Indiana account for some 600 jobs, with an additional 4.9 jobs created for every job at an ethanol plant. The industry has pumped $1.5 billion in …

Biobased Delta Teams up with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
May 19, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Biorizon)  South-western Netherlands-based Biobased Delta Foundation has agreed to work closely with the Canadian sustainable chemistry alliance Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. Together they aim to accelerate the international commercialization of advanced new technologies. Biorizon is one …

Another Day, Another Oil Spill
May 19, 2014 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  An oil pipeline ruptured in Los Angeles on LA Street yesterday and in response Americans United For Change said, “Like oil spills? You’ll love what happens after dismantling the Renewable Fuel Standard. …

Advanced Biofuel Producers Anticipate the Greatest Impact from Proposed Changes to the RFS
May 19, 2014 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association) Today (May 15, 2014), 33 advanced biofuel companies, led by the Advanced Ethanol Council and Biotechnology Industry Organization, sent a letter to President Barack Obama to express the industry’s concern about the proposed rule for …

Fermentable Cellulosic Sugars for Capex of 6.5 Cents per Gallon? Freakishly Low-Cost Venture Still at Early-Stage.
May 19, 2014 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s a capex figure so low that it sounds like a decimal point is missing.   Though early-stage and just developing data out of its pilot — it’s well worth seeing …

20th Asia International Sugar Conference August 26-28, 2014 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
May 19, 2014 – 12:26 pm | No Comment
20th Asia International Sugar Conference   August 26-28, 2014   Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Now into its 20th year, IBC’s Asia sugar conference has established itself as the preferred annual meeting point for sugar industry players in Asia. It remains the ONLY conference with a comprehensive focus on trade, …

Senators and Industry Speak Out In Favor of Biodiesel
May 18, 2014 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Jesse Stolark  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  With a final decision in the Renewable Volume Obligates (RVOs) expected in June, the biodiesel industry is getting increasingly vocal about the damage that regulatory uncertainty has …

17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum July 31, 2014 Washington, DC
May 18, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum     July 31, 2014   Washington, DC

This year’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO expects to bring together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations to showcase the status and near-term potential …

Joule Achieves ASTM Compliance for Sustainable Diesel, Jet Fuel
May 18, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(Joule)  Marking another step towards commercial readiness of CO2-neutral fuels,  Joule today announced that its Sunflow®-D and Sunflow®-J products meet the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for diesel and jet fuel, respectively. Joule products achieve …

Lignin Valorization: Improving Lignin Processing in the Biorefinery
May 16, 2014 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Arthur J. Ragauskas, Gregg T. Beckham, Mary J. Biddy, Richard Chandra, Fang Chen, Mark F. Davis, Brian H. Davison, Richard A. Dixon, Paul Gilna, Martin Keller, Paul Langan, Amit K. Naskar, Jack N. Saddler, Timothy …

Media Advisory: Waterloo and Bordeaux to Launch Canada’s First Bachelor of Bio-based Chemistry Program at Conference
May 16, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by (University of Waterloo) Media are invited to attend as researchers from Waterloo and Bordeaux gather to create a bio-chemistry program that will support research into sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.
The University of Waterloo and Université …

Media Advisory: Waterloo and Bordeaux to Launch Canada’s First Bachelor of Bio-based Chemistry Program at Conference
May 16, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by (University of Waterloo) Media are invited to attend as researchers from Waterloo and Bordeaux gather to create a bio-chemistry program that will support research into sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels.
The University of Waterloo and Université …

SkyNRG Supplies KLM’s New Series of Transatlantic Biofuel Flights to Aruba and Bonaire
May 16, 2014 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the global market maker for sustainable fuels, will supply sustainable jet fuel to a new series of KLM flights from Amsterdam to the Caribbean islands Aruba and Bonaire. The program will run for …

Smallholder Group Certification Standard
May 15, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB recognizes the complex realities of smallholder production systems and is committed to make the RSB certification requirements more accessible to small producers, in order to facilitate their entry into the …

Unilever Protects Wildlife Habitat through RSB Certification
May 15, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(National Wildlife Federation) Last week, Unilever announced that any product certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) will be considered to be “sustainably sourced” according to their corporate standards. This step helps to simplify the assessment of sustainability of Unilever’s …

Joyce Admits Budget Will Be Tough for Rural Australia
May 15, 2014 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(ABC Rural)  … The ethanol and biodiesel industries face grant cuts worth millions of dollars.
The Ethanol Production Grants program will be scrapped from July 2015, saving the government $120 million.
The Dalby Biorefinery, in Queensland, is Australia’s …

Grants Further Environmental Policy Research
May 15, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Stacy Shackford (Cornell Chronicle)  … A $499,998 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture – one of two awarded to Cornell as part of a $12 million program – …

‘Green Bank’ Would Fund Private Eco-Energy Projects
May 15, 2014 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Hamish Rutherford (Stuff Business Day)  Increased royalties from oil and gas would be used to create a profit-oriented Green Investment Bank under Green Party proposals.
Co-leader Russel Norman has unveiled plans for “an enduring, government-owned, …

How Laboratory Information Management Systems Can Prepare Labs for Biofuels Growth
May 15, 2014 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Colin Thurston (Thermo Fisher Scientific)  With dramatic drops in U.S. energy imports, a clear sign of our growing energy independence, it would appear that renewables investment is at risk, including within the biofuels market. …

$2M Supports Soybean Research
May 15, 2014 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Lab Canada)  A University of Guelph scientist using genetics to improve Ontario’s most valuable crop has received nearly $2 million in government and industry support.
Prof. Istvan Rajcan, Department of Plant Agriculture, was recently awarded a …

Ames Lab Creates Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Cheaper, Cleaner Biofuel
May 14, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(e! Science News)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has created a faster, cleaner biofuel refining technology that not only combines processes, it uses widely available materials to reduce costs. Ames Laboratory scientists have …

RFA Announces Availability of New Training Materials
May 14, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled an updated version of “The Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response.” This powerful resource was first developed in 2006 to give first responders, hazmat …

Hot Intel! Rockin’ Slides from the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 14, 2014 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, the 11th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, produced by BIO, opened today with a flurry of announcements and presentations.
Here are hot slides … and links to presentations.  READ …

KiOR update: “We do not believe we can restart the Columbus facility on an economically viable basis at this time.”
May 14, 2014 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The following is excerpted from KiOR’s most recent 10-Q quarterly report, as filed with the SEC.
“We have substantial doubts about our ability to continue as a going concern. To continue as …

ADM Embraces Sustainable Palm Oil
May 14, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company announced its intention to exclusively offer Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certified sustainable palm oil to North American customers beginning in 2015. ADM is …

UK Report Highlights Economic Impact of Bioenergy, Biofuels
May 14, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association has published the results of an analysis that determined the renewable energy supports more than 100,000 jobs in the U.K. and has attracted almost …

Majority of Americans Support the RFS
May 14, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) A recent poll of 1,000 Americans shows 65 percent support the renewable fuel standard, writes Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. And, 78 percent …

Asheville Entrepreneur Aims to Harness Cyanobacteria’s Photosynthetic Prowess
May 14, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Mary-Russell Roberson  (News Observer)  Bruce Dannenberg is a big fan of cyanobacteria – the ancient lineage of organisms you may remember from high school as blue-green algae. Turns out cyanobacteria aren’t algae after all; …

Biodiesel Producers Hit Hard by Policy Uncertainty: Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten Have Idled Production
May 14, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board) Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on the most successful advanced biofuel in the U.S., according to a nationwide survey of biodiesel producers released Wednesday.
The survey, conducted by the National …

Addax Bioenergy Certified by Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
May 14, 2014 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(Sierra Express Media)  Addax Bioenergy (SL) Limited has been fully and formally certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). This is said to quite an achievement and everyone involved has to be commended. RSB …

Tanzania Hosts Ethanol Project
May 14, 2014 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Agro EcoEnergy has invested $550 million (€400 million) in sugarcane farming for an ethanol project.
The subsidiary of Swedish based EcoEnergy Africa AB has set up a special purpose project company, Bagamoyo EcoEnergy, to …

California Council on Science and Technology Releases Report on Expanding Biofuels in California
May 14, 2014 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(California Council on Science and Technology)  Advanced biofuels have the potential to provide California with economic opportunities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the state’s climate and clean air policies. However, the state may …

Utah Law Encourages Biodiesel Use
May 14, 2014 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While H.R. 5 signed by Gov. Herbert encourages biodiesel use in Utah, exactly how the state plans to do so is less than clear
… The bill expresses support for the …

Navy, Marines to Partner with Purdue to Make Switch to Alternative Energy Sources, Biofuels
May 14, 2014 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The Republic)  Purdue University is teaming up with the U.S. Navy on a project to help the military tap into alternative power sources.
Purdue President Mitch Daniels and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus signed an agreement …

Fuels America to Prez: Your RFS Proposal at Odds with National Climate Assessment
May 14, 2014 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a letter to President Obama, leaders of America’s renewable fuel industry urge the Administration to rethink its proposal to weaken the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard – a proposal that …

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers
May 14, 2014 – 11:43 am | No Comment

By Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict, a report published Tuesday by a leading government-funded military …

Fuel from the Sea: Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Seawater
May 14, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Daniel Parry  (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)   Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon …

DuPont CEO Asks Congress, White House to Keep Ethanol Mandate
May 14, 2014 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The top executive with seed and chemical maker DuPont said Tuesday that Congress and the Obama administration must preserve a law requiring ethanol to be blended into the gasoline supply.
Ellen …

Mozambique Plans to Start Ethanol Production
May 13, 2014 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) xperts in Mozambique are meeting to discuss strategies for producing clean energy to reduce pollution and costs in the import of fossil fuel.   Mozambique is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing ethanol …

Ethanol Plant to Build Renewable Diesel Facility
May 13, 2014 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy’s ethanol plant in Phillipsburg, Kansas, will build a renewable diesel facility on site.

The facility will also produce denaturant, fuel gas, and steam for use at the existing facility.  READ MORE
 

Zimbabwean Investor Keen to Launch $500 Million Ethanol Plant
May 13, 2014 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A Zimbabwean investor is looking to plough $500 million (€360 million) into an ethanol production plant in Kawambwa, Luapula Province, in Zambia.

(Luapula Province’s permanent secretary Chanda) Kasolo believes Zambia can save huge sums of …

Ethanol Producer Brings Biodiesel to Cambridge
May 13, 2014 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Cole Epley (Omaha.com) The Michigan-based parent company of a southwestern Nebraska ethanol plant has opened a new travel center in Cambridge, Neb., adding to the state’s short list of retail locations where consumers can purchase …

City Trash-To-Biofuel Project Takes Step Ahead for Blairstown, Marion
May 13, 2014 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)”First-in-the-nation” plant to convert municipal solid waste and other trash into cellulosic biofuel
No Martians are landing, but loads of steel began arriving on Monday for the takeoff of project to expand …

Letter: Don’t Blame Ethanol
May 13, 2014 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Greg Krissek (Lawerence- Journal World)  To the editor: Kansas University biologist Chip Taylor has brought ethanol to the top of his list of enemies to monarch butterflies in an article published on March 31. Over the …

ACE: Blend Wall Cost Reporting Wrong
May 13, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Domestic Fuels) Several recent media reports have reported that the “blend wall” cost refiners nearly $1.35 billion last year. The blend wall is the amount of ethanol that can be blended into the fuel …

FORUM: A Brief Lesson On Ethanol And Food Prices
May 13, 2014 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Kelvin Alversion (Rapid City Journal) We are blessed as Americans to have the safest, most affordable and abundant food supply in the world. Consumers have thousands of choices when it comes to food any time …

With RENEW, University at Buffalo Researchers Are Tackling Major Issues Related to Energy, Water and the Environment
May 13, 2014 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Cory Nealon (University at Buffalo)  Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation. Examining what incentives prompt people to …

Vermont Tech Announces Gift from Entrepreneur David Blittersdorf to Support Renewable Energy Bachelor’s Degree
May 13, 2014 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Vermont Technical College)  Vermont Business Leader Urges State to Keep Momentum on Energy Goals
Vermont Tech announced today that David Blittersdorf, well-known renewable energy entrepreneur and president and Chief Executive Officer of Williston-based AllEarth Renewables, has …

LanzaTech, INVISTA Aim for Waste-CO2-to-Chemicals in New Pact
May 13, 2014 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Kansas, INVISTA and LanzaTech signed a research and development agreement focused on the development of gas-fermentation process technology for the production of industrial chemicals from carbon dioxide and hydrogen …

The Pyromaniax: Anellotech Starts up Pearl River BTX Pilot Plant
May 13, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Meets December 2013 commitment to be able to provide BTX developmental quantities to strategic partners.   Plant begins production of 1 kg quantities of BTX, now available to support Anellotech’s ongoing …

Return of the Pyromaniax: Proton Power and Its Hydrous Pyrolysis Process for Super Low-Cost Hydrogen
May 13, 2014 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new wonder technology to behold: über low-cost hydrous pyrolysis for power and fuels.  What’s up at the front lines with the pyro kings?
A few weeks ago, in our continuing …

How ‘Big Corn’ Lost the Ethanol Battle to Philadelphia Refiners
May 13, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Cesary Podkul and Jeff Mason  (Reuters)  Six months ago the U.S. oil industry scored a surprise win against farm groups when the Obama administration proposed slashing the amount of ethanol refiners must blend into …

Focus on Biofuels Is Key to Renewable Energy Success | Commentary
May 13, 2014 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Byron Dorgan (Roll Call) … But today, I’m concerned about the administration’s recent proposal that would put an end to the growth of this emerging American energy industry. The EPA proposal, if left unchanged, would …

Collaborative Growth Platform
May 13, 2014 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Guardian Energy intends to keep local ownership a viable part of the ethanol industry, building on the success of the Renewable Products Marketing Group, another collaborative effort of a …

Don’t Ignore Contribution of Distillers Grains
May 13, 2014 – 3:04 pm | One Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s something that has been said over and over and, yet, it’s worth repeating because so many people don’t seem to get it. Distillers grains is an important part …

Unzipping Poplars’ Biofuel Potential
May 13, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Layne Cameron, Curtis Wilkerson, Krista Eastman and John Ralph (Michigan State University/Renewable Energy World)    What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open …

FDA Responds to Crafter Brewers’ Concerns on FSMA
May 12, 2014 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … In mid-April, Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) wrote to the FDA commissioner, urging the agency exempt raw agricultural commodities, distillers grains and other byproducts.  In the letter, Johanns wrote, …

New Joint Ventures Aim to Establish Hemp-Ethanol Pilot Plant
May 12, 2014 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Edmonton, Alberta-based Syngar Technologies Inc. has announced two separate joint venture projects that will, together, help make hemp-to-cellulosic ethanol a step closer to reality.

In late April the company formed …

Industry Representatives Defend Corn Ethanol at State Hearing
May 12, 2014 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pending legislation in New Hampshire aims to limit corn ethanol in gasoline to 10 percent. The bill passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives on March 25 and was …

Company that Makes Biofuel from Weeds Considers Move to Volusia
May 12, 2014 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Clayton Park  (Daytona Beach News-Journal) A South Dakota company that has developed a way to convert pond weeds into ethanol fuel is looking to relocate to either Volusia County or Houston, Texas.

The Volusia County Council …

Carmakers’ Greenhouse Gas Reductions Greater Than Required for 2012, EPA Says
May 12, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Childers (Bloomberg BNA)  Light-duty vehicle manufacturers achieved more greenhouse gas emissions reductions in model year 2012 vehicles than was required by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an annual EPA report.
On average, 2012 vehicles …

Cheap, Abundant Shale Gas Won’t Significantly Cut U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 12, 2014 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Janet Pelley (Chemical and Engineering News)  Energy: New study looks at the contested effects of increased shale gas production on the release of greenhouse gases
The rapid expansion of shale gas production in the U.S. …

Alternative Fuel Ethanol Hits a Wall
May 12, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Steve Baragona (Voice of America)  … Another benefit, according to Bob Dinneen, head of the ethanol trade group the Renewable Fuels Association, is that corn absorbs the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as it grows.
“We are produced …

Will Obama Help George W. Bush Achieve His 10-Year Goal for Gasoline Consumption?
May 12, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  … President Bush believed America could reduce gasoline consumption from 142 billion gallons in 2007 to just 114 billion gallons in 2017. The biggest reduction would come from a projected annual …

Renewable Fuel Standard Benefits More than Farmers
May 12, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hausman (News-Gazette) …  The critics of renewable fuels fall into three groups — the oil industry, dyed-in-the wool environmentalists, and free market think tanks.Even the “unbiased” Associated Press (AP) has participated in ethanol …

E85 Might Succeed if Properly Priced
May 12, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Josh Flint (Farm Futures)  E85 should be about 23% cheaper than E10 based on lower mpg.
…Iowa State University economist Bruce Babcock notes that consumer demand will increase if E85 is priced at or below …

USDA Trade Mission to China Will Include Focus on Ethanol
May 12, 2014 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Janet Adkison (RFD TV)  China is a growing market for U.S. agricultural products.   Recognizing the country’s potential, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host an agriculture trade mission set to begin next week.  The …

Opportunities and Synergies of the 2014 Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference (BWSC)
May 12, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  OBIC hosted a webinar on Bioproducts World Showcase & Conference on April 25th 2014. OBIC at Ohio State University integrates academia and industry and creates bioproduct clusters. OBIC’s mission …

Boeing, Embraer to Open Joint Research Center for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel
May 12, 2014 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Boeing/MarketWatch)  Leading aerospace companies share commitment to research, develop biofuel in Brazil
Boeing and Embraer S.A. today announced that they will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil.
Under a memorandum …

Renewable Fuels Drive Economic Growth
May 9, 2014 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Tom Doran (AgriNews)  An economic impact study found far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for America’s workers and the U.S. economy.
The study, conducted by John Dunham and Associates and released by Fuels America, determined the …

RFS at Odds with National Climate Assessment
May 9, 2014 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  In a letter to President Obama sent today, leaders of America’s renewable fuel industry are urging the Administration to rethink its proposal to weaken the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard – a proposal that is …

25x’25 Responds to Third National Climate Assessment
May 9, 2014 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The 25x’25 Alliance commends the U.S. Global Change Research Program for its candid appraisal of changing climate conditions that are currently effecting agricultural production and could have a broad negative impact on the nation’s …

Ag Census Demonstrates Real Growth in Renewables from Farms and Ranches
May 9, 2014 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The mission of the 25x’25 Alliance has been consistent since its inception 10 years ago: promote to policy makers and regulators the role of farms, ranches and forestlands in developing clean, sustainable …

Teachers’ Perspective – Green Team Algae Project
May 9, 2014 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Sid Harwood and Shannon Helzer both have a military background, both are physics teachers at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA, and both are committed to the success …

A Different Perspective on Getting Through the Ethanol Blendwall
May 9, 2014 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by John Kingston (Platts: The Barrel) Anna Temple of WoodMac tried at the annual AFPM meeting to put one aspect of the ethanol issue into a highly consumable number: eight.
The Houston-based downstream consultant, in one part of …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference October 19-22, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada DEADLINE: June 9, 2014
May 9, 2014 – 11:43 am | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference    October 19-22, 2014   Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada   DEADLINE:  June 9, 2014

Abstract submission for the 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference is now open!
The main themes of this year’s conference are Advanced Materials, Energy and Sustainability, which are critical issues faced by chemical engineers both in Canada …

64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference October 19-22, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
May 9, 2014 – 11:38 am | No Comment
64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference October 19-22, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

The main themes of this year’s conference are Advanced Materials, Energy and Sustainability, which are critical issues faced by chemical engineers both in Canada and around the world. Five international symposia related to these themes: …

For Tesla, Graphite-Pollution Worries Ratchet up China Sales Challenge
May 9, 2014 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(China Daily USA)  Electric vehicles already were a hard sell in China. Now, battery-pollution concerns have made the task even tougher.   Graphite used in US luxury electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc’s batteries has been tied …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Lignofuels 2015 January 21-22 Madrid, Spain DEADLINE: uncertain
May 9, 2014 – 10:29 am | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Lignofuels 2015 January 21-22  Madrid, Spain   DEADLINE: uncertain

Following the success of the previous events in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen we are delighted to announce that Lignofuels 2015 will be returning to Madrid, Spain, on the 21st- 22nd of January 2015.
On its 6th …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 October 27-30 Baltimore, MD DEADLINE: July 15, 2014
May 9, 2014 – 10:21 am | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014   October 27-30   Baltimore, MD  DEADLINE:  July 15, 2014

BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization and markets, technologies and systems — for the municipal, commercial, institutional, …

BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 October 27-30 Baltimore, MD
May 9, 2014 – 10:18 am | No Comment
BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014   October 27-30   Baltimore, MD

BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization and markets, technologies and systems — for the municipal, commercial, institutional, …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: World Biomarkets USA October 28-29, 2014 San Diego, CA DEADLINE: uncertain
May 9, 2014 – 10:13 am | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  World Biomarkets USA     October 28-29, 2014     San Diego, CA   DEADLINE: uncertain

World Bio Markets USA really is at the cutting edge of this pioneering industry for both bio-based fuels and chemicals. Solely bringing together decision makers in the space, our speakers really represent those who are the …

World Biomarkets USA October 28-29, 2014 San Diego, CA
May 9, 2014 – 10:10 am | No Comment
World Biomarkets USA     October 28-29, 2014     San Diego, CA

Join us in 2014 for the 5th annual edition of North America’s #1 bio-based markets congress looking at bio-based fuels, chemicals, feedstocks, technology and finance. With a new look format: three 2 day conferences – …

World Biomarkets Brazil September 25-26, 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil
May 9, 2014 – 10:06 am | No Comment
World Biomarkets Brazil    September 25-26, 2014   Sao Paulo, Brazil

At a time when the world is talking about energy security and consumer product demand is growing every day, Brasil could not be in a better position.
Biofuels Innovation: Increasing profit through process optimisation and new product identification
One …

3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers December 2-3, 2014 Essen, Germany
May 9, 2014 – 9:58 am | No Comment
3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers     December 2-3, 2014      Essen, Germany

A new paradigm for the industrial chemical production has arisen over the last few years: the CO2 economy. According to this vision, CO2 is no longer seen as a waste product with dangerous environmental effects but increasingly …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC DEADLINE: uncertain
May 8, 2014 – 7:42 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC   DEADLINE: uncertain

The call for papers is now open!
The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO …

Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC
May 8, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment
Dupont Summit   December 5, 2014   Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

20th International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis May 19-23, 2014 Birmingham, UK
May 8, 2014 – 7:33 pm | No Comment
20th International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis    May 19-23, 2014     Birmingham, UK

There will be a programme of keynote lectures by eminent researchers supported by speakers from companies invested increasingly in the technologies to create value from products from pyrolysis. Interaction is a key theme of the …

tcbiomass2015 November 2-5, 2015 Chicago, IL
May 8, 2014 – 7:19 pm | No Comment
tcbiomass2015   November 2-5, 2015  Chicago, IL

SAVE THE DATE
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is pleased to announce tcbiomass2015, the International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science, to be held 2-5 November 2015 in downtown Chicago, IL USA.
Mark your calendars and plan to …