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International Biomass Conference and Expo — April 11-14, 2016 — Charlotte, NC
August 19, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
International Biomass Conference and Expo — April 11-14, 2016 — Charlotte, NC

…ve board members Crop technology experts Livestock and poultry owner/operators Forestry managers Wood waste handlers Saw mill operators Pulp and paper manufacturing managers Logging operation operators Wood processing operators Pelleting operations managers Utility executives and managers Power, distributed power and district energy executives and managers Suppliers, technology service providers Equipment manufacturers And more!  READ MORE…

California’s New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy
August 19, 2015 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

…oals: Provide businesses with regulatory certainty beyond 2020 Open and expand markets for renewable, clean and distributed resources, including technologies that have emerged since passage of AB 32 Address the state’s ongoing energy and water supply challenges Investing Cap and Trade Revenue to Achieve Maximum Economic and Environmental Benefits: Leverage a portion of cap and trade revenue to spur market development and attract private cap…

Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable Diesel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
August 18, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

…e with existing engines, but also the existing fuel distribution infrastructure. The product can be blended and distributed within the existing diesel infrastructure; all the way from the refinery to service stations and end-users. With no blending limits, NEXBTL renewable diesel is a cost-efficient solution and enables flexible fulfillment of biofuel mandates. For refiners The benefits of NEXBTL renewable diesel for the refiner are clear. Excell…

North Set to Be Biofuel Capital
August 17, 2015 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Charlie Peel (Townsville Bulletin)  Up to 30 mini biofuel plants could be rolled out across North Queensland as part of an ambitious plan to make the region Australia’s renewable fuel capital. The centrepiece of the project would be a $150 million refinery built near Townsville, which would turn oil produced by the smaller plants into fuel to power ships, planes and mining machinery. The consortium behind the project – Sister City Partners (S…

E-Fan Cross-Channel Flight Could Herald a Green Future for Hybrid-Electric Passenger Aircraft
August 5, 2015 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

…th Rolls-Royce on a completely new regional aircraft design incorporating a radically more efficient electrical distributed propulsion system that would result in significantly lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions and less noise. … With two seats and a weight of just 600kg, the E-Fan 1.0 is equipped with two electric motors that provide a combined power of 60 kilowatts, each driving a ducted, variable pitch fan. Airbus is investing €20 m…

Southeastern Biomass Interactive Mapping Service
August 4, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

…tock, competitors for feedstock and the infrastructure for moving feedstock and how they are interconnected and distributed across the landscape. Currently users can examine nearby wood-using facilities around any given point placed on the map. We are currently looking for individuals to test the site and provide eedback. It is a work in progress and we need your help to improve the IMS and make it the most useful tool possible. We are looking fo…

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man.  But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even in these days of low fossil fuel energy prices.  Who’s in the lead? Where, why — and when will there be commercial-scale plants? … In pyrolysis, the biomass is co…

Climate Deniers Uncovered
August 3, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

…in the deception dossiers is a 1995 internal memo written by a team headed by a Mobil Corporation scientist and distributed to many major fossil fuel companies. The internal report warned unequivocally that burning the companies’ products was causing climate change and that the relevant science “is well established and cannot be denied.” How did fossil fuel companies respond? They embarked on a series of campaigns to deliberatel…

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour
July 29, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Aston University)  Pre-testing of waste materials using prototype Pyrofab technology was underway today ahead of a summer tour to evaluate sustainable sources of bioenergy from waste across north-west Europe. The Pyrofab is based on PyroformerTM technology, developed in the UK by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University. Using this intermediate pyrolysis process, the tests are determining the potential of different w…

DOE Seeks Nominations for Biomass Advisory Committee
July 20, 2015 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

…es written recommendations to the Biomass R&D Board. Recommendations relate to whether initiative funds are distributed and used consistent with stated objectives, whether solicitations are open and competitive with awards made annually, whether objectives and evaluation criteria of the solicitations are clear, and whether the points of contact are funding proposals selected on the basis of merit, and determined by an independent panel of qua…

Research and Markets: Next Generation Biofuels Market 2015 – In-Depth Analysis of 90 Major Players Including Abengoa, Verenium, BP Plc., BASF, Shell & Iogen
July 7, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

…ch as the life cycle analysis of biofuels, production of green diesel and jet fuel range alkanes, production of distributed biofuels with fast pyrolysis, as well as an overview of first and second generation biofuels and feedstock and conversion processes. This report on Next Generation Biofuels is a complete guide for investors as well as first-timers to the industry for getting a strategic and realistic view of the market for Next Generation Bi…

Why Such a Struggle to Advance Renewable Fuels?: The (Non-Cooperative) Games People Play
July 6, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

…ma’s EPA backing away from the Renewable Fuel Standard because they lack confidence that renewable fuels can be distributed in the originally targeted volumes. Yet, the Administration is pushing electric cars via $7,500 tax credits when re-charging infrastructure is hard to find and connects, if you find it, to a grid mainly powered by coal and natural gas. The grid is as green as the Chinese flag. … As with dark energy and dark matter, we…

Ethanol for All, And Then Some
July 2, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

…fuel storage, terminal and transportation services for the 1.2 billion gallons of ethanol per year marketed and distributed by its parent. Compounding the aforementioned risks of volatility tied to fuel prices, grain prices and government policy, this first-of-a-kind MLP is also running an additional risk of an adverse tax ruling by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As GPP noted in its prospectus, “We have not requested a ruling from the Intern…

Financing for Development: Access To Cleaner and Safer Energy In Africa — July 13-16, 2015 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
July 2, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment
Financing for Development: Access To Cleaner and Safer Energy In Africa — July 13-16, 2015 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

…trying to make financial case for ROI while thousands of small institutions are pushing successful small scale distributed electricity and mini grids across the world under the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. The Global Alliance for Clean CookStoves has been Supporting Effort and activities across the world. Green Energy & Biofuels have increased impacts reaching over 300,000 Women in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and other Afr…

4 Minutes with… Michael R. Schuppenhauer, Ph.D. President & CEO, Farmatic
July 2, 2015 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

…els Digest) … Farmatic is since 50 years an internationally successful biogas and waste water EPC and technology provider to customers from agriculture, industry and municipalities. With over 300 completed anaerobic digesters globally, Farmatic plants are technology leaders for distributed renewable energy and co-digestion of complex substrates. … All is well that ends well – if it isn’t well, it is not the end, yet.  READ MORE…

Stoves that Save: Poet Partners to Fight Pollution and Deforestation in Haiti with Ethanol Cookstoves
June 29, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

…-Prince, Haiti. The first rollout of stoves and fuel began earlier this year. A couple hundred stoves have been distributed so far. … “We found that in Haiti, people were spending 56 cents to cook one meal because of the fuel cost,” Luceno says. “It’s our hope that with ethanol, they’ll be able to cook more meals with the same amount of money.” Abounding Benefits The benefits don’t stop there. Improved cooking conditions will also help impr…

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity Launches
May 21, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

…oking solutions; 2) On-farm bioenergy production to boost agricultural yield and reduce post-harvest losses; 3) Distributed electricity production using sustainable biomass from forestry and agriculture co-products; 4) Electricity and fuels from municipal solid waste (MSW); 5) Cellulosic ethanol for clean cooking and transportation; and 6) Sustainable aviation biofuels. One of the coalition’s key goals is delivering bioenergy options that are env…

UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative
May 20, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

…ean cooking solutions; on-farm bioenergy production to boost agricultural yield and reduce post-harvest losses; distributed electricity production using sustainable biomass from forestry and agriculture coproducts; electricity and fuels from municipal solid waste (MSW); cellulosic ethanol for clean cooking and transportation; and sustainable aviation biofuels. Multi-stakeholder collaboration to cut risk, unlock opportunity Sustainable bioenergy i…

Low Carbon Transport on the Move: What’s up in Australia?
May 15, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

…ns and realities in improving Australia’s grid emissions, but offered optimism with respect to opportunities in distributed power generation. … “Another important question? For sure, EVs and Fuel Cell’s have no tailpipe emissions, but beware, the greenness depends on the carbon intensity of your grid. … According to Godfrey, there’s two we should have dialogue around. That is the risk that those least able to make transition to someth…

Renmatix Acquires Mascoma Demonstration Plant in New York
May 6, 2015 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Another step towards commercial scale, aimed at “secure supply” of cellulose-lignin solids for Renmatix’ Georgia facility Renmatix announced that it has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma corporation’s 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rome, NY. The new Feedstock Processing Facility (FPF) is dedicated to the first step in conversion to cellulosic sugar (from different types of biomass materia…

The Catalyst That Refused To Die
April 24, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass hydrotreating on a single catalyst charge.  The undefeated champ hits 1200 hours before being retired from the ring. Next stop, 4000 hours? In Ohio, we hear from Battelle that they have succeeded at the United States Department of Energy challenge to demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of bio oil hydrotreatment on a si…

“Biomass Utilization: A Renewable, Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals” — April 28, 2015 — Breinigsville, PA
April 24, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
“Biomass Utilization: A Renewable, Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals”  — April 28, 2015 — Breinigsville, PA

…of traditional biofuels, biomass feedstocks can also be pyrolyzed and upgraded to produce fuel blendstocks for centralized refineries where they are converted to “green gasoline”. Fast pyrolysis of biomass is a promising way to densify the carbon content; however, the liquid produced is corrosive, highly reactive, and not suitable for transport to a central processing facility. Fast pyrolysis is the rapid thermal decomposition in the absence of…

High-Yield Hydrogen Production from Biomass by in vitro Metabolic Engineering: Mixed Sugars Coutilization and Kinetic Modeling
April 13, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

…paration costs, and avoid reconcentrating sugar solutions. This study describes high-yield enzymatic hydrogen production from biomass sugars and an engineered reaction rate increase achieved through the use of kinetic modeling. Distributed hydrogen production based on evenly distributed less-costly biomass could accelerate the implementation of the hydrogen economy.  READ MORE   Abstract   (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)…

Corn Husks a Promising Source of Renewable Fuel
April 7, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

…wed US journal. “We have demonstrated the most important step toward a hydrogen economy — producing distributed and affordable green hydrogen from local biomass resources,” said study co-author Percival Zhang, a professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. The study was led by Joe Rollin, a former doctoral student of Zhang’s at Virginia Tech. Together they co-founded a start-up company ca…

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators
April 6, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

…ith a focus on industrial water use efficiency. Clean energy: Technologies that enable clean energy production, distributed power generation and energy storage as well as technologies related to carbon capture and storage, integrated energy systems, and biorefinery/biochemical production. Northern and remote communities: Innovative technologies and solutions for self-sufficiency in smaller communities, such as food security, heavy-lift transporta…

Algae from Clogged Waterways Could Serve as Biofuels and Fertilizer
March 26, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

…ohn B. Miller, Ph.D. “But I am also a chemist, so I see an upside with algae.” … Large-scale, centralized “algal turf scrubber” operations in Florida and elsewhere are getting underway and are growing natural communities of periphytic or attached algae for biofuel production. Miller is building on this approach but will downsize it to water bodies near small farms throughout the U.S. “For small farm application…

Report: Advanced Energy is a Nearly $1.3 Trillion Global Industry, as Big as Apparel and Almost Four Times Semiconductors Worldwide
March 10, 2015 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

…d energy costs, greater reliability and resilience are in high demand.” “The rapid proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources, growing adoption of customer efficiency measures and increasing diversification of customer demand, have highlighted the need for a more flexible and agile distribution grid,” said Naimish Patel, CEO of Gridco Systems.  “As we continue to grow our US-based development and manufacturing, we remai…

Yes, We Can Live Well and Avoid Climate Disaster, Says UK Government
February 6, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

…can rise to levels consistent with a good lifestyle by 2050, it does not specify how this consumption should be distributed by country (for example, whether the richest should reduce their consumption). These are questions of a political nature and beyond the scope of the Global Calculator. However, the Global Calculator does unequivocally demonstrate that it is physically possible to achieve both our economic development and climate change goals…

Vilsack Heads “Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” Poll for 2015
February 6, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

…recognized a complete Top 125 for the first time, in recognition of the large number of write-in votes and the distributed nature of the voting, in which more than 350 individuals received votes in the poll. “For the fifth year in a row, readers overwhelmingly identified US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as the most significant personality in the bioeconomy,” commented Digest editor & publisher Jim Lane. “But key US Senators and member…

“Faces” Debuts: New Original Series on the Advanced Bioeconomy
February 6, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

…g or downloading episodes Faces is available free for download or streaming at this time, and will initially be distributed via biofuelsdigest.com and our You Tube channel. … Later in the year, we’ll debut two more original series: “Places”, a documentary-style program that takes you inside the labs and project sites of the Advanced Bioeconomy, around the globe; and “Voices”, in which two regular casts will discuss the technologies, strateg…

Is Bureaucracy Holding Back Advanced Biofuels?
February 6, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Why must “the entire value chain of production from feedstock to finished product be conducted at a single location” asks Antoine Schellinger, VP of Strategy and Technology at Triten IAG. Should a regulatory burden for tracking RINs be increased so that the financing risk burden can be reduced for investors? A memorable article on the challenges within and the future direction of the Renewable Fuel Standard…

Backers Say Factory Will Buy $26 Million from Farm Sector
December 30, 2014 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  The head of a proposed ethanol and food-processing facility near Greenleaf, Idaho, says the plant would purchase $26 million worth of farm commodities from Idaho farmers each year. He also says it would be the first of several such facilities in the region. … A group of local citizens trying to stop the facility is concerned about the impacts of the proposed ethanol part of the project. A public hearing on De…

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

…Now, one of the problems we have is that, although we have 14.6 million flex fuel vehicles they are most widely distributed in Texas, California, and Florida — wheras the vast majority of E85 ethanol is distributed in the Midwest. … RIN prices increase the cost of producing gasoline, and incentivize producers to reduce the supply of gasoline. That makes sense in terms of how markets operate. But does that translate to a retail impact at the…

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

(Baystreet.CA/AccessWire)  Extreme Biodiesel, Inc. (PINK:XTRM) today announced that the Company wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures has just completed assembly of its first Mobile Hemp To Biodiesel Production Unit. XTRM Cannabis Ventures will begin marketing and posting specs for the Mobile Hemp to Biodiesel unit shortly on its new website being constructed at http://xtrmcannabisventures.com. … A problem for the biofuel industry…

Vilsack; POET, LanzaTech, Beta Renewables, Genomatica, DuPont, Solazyme, KiOR, Raizen, REG Execs Win Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy poll for 2013-14
December 31, 2013 – 10:58 am | No Comment

…t recognized a complete Top 300 for the first time, in recognition of the vast number of write-in votes and the distributed nature of the voting, in which more than 400 individuals received votes in the poll.   READ MORE The Complete Top 100 Poll; PLUS, the complete Top 300. Editor’s note:  Advanced Biofuels USA executive director placed 90th in the Top 100, achieving recognition for the work of Advanced Biofuels USA in this international l…

Universities Receive $10M to Study Biofuels
December 26, 2013 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Martiin Kidston (Missoulian)  If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of fuel could 42 million acres of dead and dying forests produce? Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a consortium of five universities, joined by research labs across the Northern Rockies, is looking for ways to turn that mass of dead timber into a carbon-neutral fuel source. Known as the Bioenergy Allian…

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico DEADLINE: February 14, 2014
November 19, 2013 – 11:36 am | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico   DEADLINE:  February 14, 2014

…er, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you. Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference. Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the abstract CD which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.  Deadline:  February 14, 2014  READ MORE…

Rebalancing Clean Energy Debate, ACORE Launches EnergyFactCheck.org, @EnergyFactCheck
August 9, 2012 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

…kers and members of the public engaged in the energy debate. The site and Twitter feed represent the first-ever centralized and regularly updated platform for facts and data on every major renewable energy industry, as well as fact-based answers to major controversies. Admiral McGinn noted that ACORE chose to launch EnergyFactCheck.org and @EnergyFactCheck before the more than 600 investors, financiers and industry executives attending REFF – Wal…

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

…ch were a major funding source in 2009 when over $100 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy was distributed, is being replaced by strategic partnerships and slowly growing internal company revenues. According to the Bulletin, strategic partnerships include a range of industry sectors such as oil & gas, biofuels & agricultural processing, chemicals & plastics, biotechnology, power utility and wastewater management. &#82…

REAP Funding Announced for Blender, Flex-Fuel Pump Projects
July 17, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

…une 25, four were for blender pumps or flex fuel pumps. In all, projects in Florida, Georgia, Missouri and South Dakota received a total of $112,214 in funding out of more than $6.9 million distributed. They are: * ATJ Corp., $15,551, blender pump, Florida * Down to Earth Retail #1/Rick Huszagh, $29,927, blender pump, Georgia * Hometown Fuel Inc., $59,040, blender pumps, Missouri * Martins Inc., $7,696, flex-fuel pump, South Dakota.  READ MORE…

Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report Now Available
July 4, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

…p for avgas readiness levels that identifies milestones in the aviation gasoline development process. Establish centralized testing of candidate unleaded fuels which would generate standardized qualification and certification data. Establish a solicitation and selection process for candidate unleaded aviation gasolines for the centralized testing program. Establish a centralized certification office to support unleaded aviation gasoline projects….

Energy Independence Day
July 4, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The entropy problem in feedstocks   In bioenergy, it’s the chief reason, for example, that otherwise perfectly acceptable fruit waste from citrus harvest is a difficult feedstock for energy production. The process for cellulosic conversion was discovered in the 1990s – so what’s the hold up?  Just not enough fruit waste in a given target area, and the proposed stand-alone refineries are limited so far to an…

“End Fossil Fuel Subsidies” Emerges as Rio+20 Theme; PANGEA Says Focus on “Best Practices” for Biofuels
July 4, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

…ubsidies that they said posed a significant barrier to the adioption of clean energy. …Meanwhile,  PANGEA distributed its position paper, “Encouraging sustainable bioenergy to ensure energy access in developing countries”, …  READ MORE and MORE  (ThinkProgress.org/The Huffington Post)  Download PANGEA paper   Excerpt from PANGEA paper:  At the same time, care should be taken to understand why some biofuels projects have not been…

Ethanol Report Visits Bobby Likis
July 3, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

…ort” features comments from Bobby Likis of the Bobby Likis Car Clinic Network, a radio, television and internet distributed automotive talk show that recently partnered with the Renewable Fuels Association to help educate both consumers and automotive technicians about ethanol. Likis recently visited Argonne National Labs and the Detroit Technical Campus of Ricardo Engines to find out more about new research to produce engines that use ethanol mo…

EnergyPath 2012 Full of Inspiration
June 28, 2012 – 11:39 pm | No Comment

…teers. As is true of every opportunity for public interaction, we gained insights and understandings as well as distributed materials and information.  Some conversations at the booth and during meals went on for an hour or more as people pulled up chairs to discuss complex questions about the roadblocks to commercialization of advanced biofuels, research they are engaged in at a variety of universities, and a desire of many to do work that has a…

Official: Future of BCAP Could Impact Future of Energy Crops
June 25, 2012 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

…warded by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency to three energy crop project areas on June 13 will be the only funding distributed through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program this year and it’s unclear whether the program will be reauthorized by Congress as part of the next Farm Bill or if legislators will allow it to expire on Sept. 30. BCAP was created by Congress in the 2008 Farm Bill to assist farmers and land owners in establishing energy crops for…

Barley’s Biofuel Bang
June 22, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

…nergy-rich product called bio-oil. Bio-oil offers several advantages. It can potentially be refined, stored and distributed with the current infrastructure of the United States to carry petroleum fuel.  There’s also the possibility that consumers filling up their tanks with gas or diesel derived from bio-oil wouldn’t need special adaptations to their fuel systems. The ARS scientists have evaluated yields of bio-oil from all three byproducts of ba…

State’s Investment in Alternative Energy Showing Progress, Officials Say
June 12, 2012 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

…Department of Agriculture, which oversees the incentive program for biofuels development, said “the state has become more of a player, which we weren’t before.” He said his agency has distributed about $8.3 million through the state Alternative Fuels Development program for construction, modification or retrofitting of feedstock facilities and to alternative fuels producers and biodiesel distributors.  READ MORE…

IEA Bioenergy Invites Feedback on Sustainability Certification of Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioenergy
June 8, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

…ergy. You are invited to provide feedback before Friday, June 15, 2012. A first analysis of the results will be distributed to participants in July. The full study reports will become available in the second half of 2012 at the websites of the participating IEA Bioenergy Tasks: • IEA Bioenergy • IEA Bioenergy Task 40, Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade • IEA Bioenergy Task 43, Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets • IEA Bioenergy Task 38,…

Gasification May Convert Mesquite and Juniper Wood to a Usable Bioenergy
June 8, 2012 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Kay Ledbetter (Texas AgriLife/Southwest Farm Press)   Biomass gasification is being considered as a possible technology for converting 60 million acres of Texas brush into biofuel, according to Dr. Jim Ansley, Texas AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist in Vernon. A study using an adiabatic bed gasifier to convert mesquite and redberry juniper species foundin the Southern Great Plains into usable bioenergy gases was conducted by Ansley and Dr…

DSM Enzymes for Cellulosic Ethanol Qualified by DONG Energy
June 6, 2012 – 11:44 am | No Comment

…on. The plant has a capacity of 1.5 million gallons a year and produces cellulosic biofuel for Statoil which is distributed via gasoline stations throughout Denmark. DSM’s enzyme cocktail is particularly effective at breaking down cellulosic biomass to component sugars while having a very high thermal stability. Because of this the hydrolysis step can be performed at higher temperatures, while decreasing the risk of product loss. Higher operating…

Cellulosic Developers Make Case for Integrated Ethanol Production
June 6, 2012 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Corn ethanol and cellulosic ethanol have previously been viewed as entirely separate products which will be manufactured by two unique types of producers, but the concept of integrating cellulosic production into corn ethanol plants is gaining popularity as producers begin to consider the benefits of integrated production models. …Dwight Anderson, bioconversion manager Catchlight Energy LLC, said…

Sugar Rush: The Race Is on to Commercialize Low-Cost, High-Quality Sugars from Nonfood Sources
May 2, 2012 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

…ugh ready-to-use sugar feedstock volumes enter the market to meet high demand, its developers understand that a distributed, modular approach is the most practical avenue to achieve economies of scale. … “We see not only supplying the technology to produce sugars, but also the modules to produce them because when you talk about small, distributed plants, they need to be very low in capital cost,” (Comet CEO and founder Andrew) Richard says….

An Analytic Advantage: A New Model Developed by University of Illinois Researchers Can Help Increase Biomass Supply Chain Efficiencies
May 2, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

…regions and production methods. …“I anticipate that we will find ways to publish it in a way that can be distributed, but working with BP right now there are, of course, some intellectual property concerns,” Rodríguez says. “It’s not something that we’ll be rushing out the door with, but given the commercial interest, I think we are looking into that now.” Shastri says the team is working to develop a Web-based interface that would connect…

Innovation Turning Wood Waste into Bio-Fuel for Transportation
May 1, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

…t the biomass – in this case rejected wood chips. …“This has been specifically developed for small scale, distributed implementation. We’re not trying to mirror the petroleum industry here. Rather, we are looking at the economic advantages of collocating smaller systems with nearby biomass sources. Because it is small, it can easily be deployed in combination with other activities, so you don’t have to drag materials great distances for pro…

North Dakota Research Center Demos Methanol from Wood for Off-Grid Power
April 24, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

…or John Hurley. “The wood-to-fuel technology provides a renewable, nearly carbon dioxide neutral method to fuel distributed power generators.” The largely automated system uses a unique gasifier to convert the wood waste into a blended gas, which is cleaned and compressed and then passed through a gas-to-liquids reactor to convert the gas to a liquid fuel—methanol. Methanol is one of the simplest alcohol types, which even preceded ethanol for veh…

New NSF Research Grants for Bioenergy, Renewable Fuels and Energy, Bio-Based Chemicals and Renewable Chemical Process Technology
April 10, 2012 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

…ine, plant, algal, and microbial bio-energy sources; microbial fuel cells; hydrogen production; and methods for distributed bio-energy production. (Cognizant Program Officer: Prakash Balan;pbalan@nsf.gov) ET3 – Renewable Fuels and Energy: Proposed projects might include development of commercially viable renewable fuel options, but are not limited to drop-in replacements to petroleum-based transportation fuels that also reduce SOx, NOx, par…

Free Ethanol Safety Seminar April 18, 2012 Chattanooga, TN
March 29, 2012 – 12:06 pm | No Comment
Free Ethanol Safety Seminar   April 18, 2012    Chattanooga, TN

…m 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This course was developed to give first responders, hazmat teams and safety personnel an in-depth look at proper training techniques needed when responding to an ethanol-related emergency. Lunch and dinner will be provided. The Ethanol Safety Seminar is recognized as a state training program by the state of Tennessee. Certificates of participation will be distributed following the completion of the seminars.    READ MORE…

The Distributed/Centralized BioProduction Approach: Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts Are Possible Through the Significant Reduction of Biomass Transportation Costs
March 27, 2012 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

…rries produce a product with enough value to justify medium to long-range transport. Design Principles :  The Decentralized/Centralized concept embraces two general concepts: Follow-the-Crop and Depot systems. Follow-the-Crop: Developed by Atlantic Biomass Conversions, this portable system is based on the model of combines that follow the harvest season, “Follow-the-Crop” modules would be deployed nationwide as energy grasses and crops are harves…

Rail Plan to Ship Ethanol Is Decried
March 9, 2012 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

…stamped with the message: Ready for ethanol in Chelsea? The deliberately shocking image is being used in fliers distributed by Chelsea Green Space, the environmental justice component of the nonprofit Chelsea Collaborative, to sway public opinion against a proposal by Global Partners LP to ship ethanol to its petroleum storage terminal in Revere by way of a commuter rail line used by the MBTA. The Waltham-based company applied for a waterways per…

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
February 28, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

…pproach for fuel pricing has made this an urgent priority. The NABDA EMD will serve as a model for small-scale, distributed clean energy production in Nigeria. It will be available for widespread replication. A growing reliance on fuel ethanol will help to stabilize cassava prices. New markets for the by-products of ethanol production will be created. The solids from fermentation and distillation, enhanced by yeast and enzymes, will go to livesto…

Up and Running: Retailers Respond Positively to SD Blender Pump Incentive
February 23, 2012 – 10:01 am | No Comment

…’s Energy Policy Director Hunter Roberts, leaving little doubt that the entire $950,000 budget would be quickly distributed to future blender pump retail locations. …South Dakota’s blender pump program is a five-year, $3.5 million grant program and was initiated by the state’s ethanol producers, who volunteered to redirect a portion of the state’s Ethanol Producer Payments Program to fund the initiative. Dana Siefkes-Lewis, president of the…

Update on a Mobile Indirect Biomass Liquefaction System
February 1, 2012 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

…mp; Environmental Research Center has developed and tested at small scales much of the technology necessary for distributed indirect liquefaction systems. With funding provided by customers of Xcel Energy through a grant from the Renewable Development Fund, and the U.S. Department of Energy through the EERC Centers for Renewable Energy and Biomass Utilization, the EERC designed and built a mobile, demonstration-sized indirect wood waste liquefact…

Synenergy Limited LLC and Allard Energy, Inc. to Revolutionize Medium-Scale Distributed Ethanol Fuel Refineries
January 25, 2012 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

…ibute Allard Energy’s world-class refineries and cutting edge technologies with capacities that support a distributed fuel model.  Keeping feedstock, ethanol production, and ethanol distribution local is the future of a sustainable fuel production model.”  “Allard Energy’s advanced technologies and product line provides an opportunity for the small to medium sized entrepreneur to transform waste management related issues i…

The New Biofactories
January 20, 2012 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

…fossil fuels to biological feedstocks like sugar, starch, and cellulose. Bio-manufacturing is less likely to be centralized, like petroleum refineries and ethanol plants, and will instead be more evenly distributed, like beer breweries. Cars themselves might actually become the producers of the very fuels they consume. In the spring of 2007, researchers reported the successful construction of a synthetic pathway consisting of 13 enzymes from diff…

From Field to Biorefinery: Computer Model Optimizes Biofuel Operations
January 19, 2012 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

…hod of storage, but a system that works together to achieve a given goal.”  READ MORE Abstract: Impact of distributed storage and pre-processing on Miscanthus production and provision systems; Abstract:  “Optimization ofMiscanthus Harvesting and Handling as an Energy Crop: BioFeed Model Application;” Abstract: “Development and Application of BioFeed Model for Optimization of Herbaceous Biomass Feedstock Production;”…

Partnership Facilitates Grease Recycling for Biodiesel Production
January 12, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

…ified both the most cost-effective and best use for wastewater materials, eliminating confusion and headaches for kitchens and waste-haulers.” …BlackGold’s receiving facilities process the material into an intermediate product, which is then converted into biodiesel at centralized facilities, allowing waste to be aggregated from a broad geographic area while minimizing environmental and financial freight costs.   READ MORE…

Boosting Biofuels for Sustainable Energy and Environment
December 28, 2011 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

…cus their efforts on concentrating the energy, as the residual biomass (e.g. straw) materialises in a spatially distributed manner and contains a tiny amount of energy. Biogenous residues are converted into coke and oil at decentralised facilities; this is performed via pyrolysis or carbonisation. The products are mixed to form energy-rich intermediate products containing up to 90% of the energy stored in the biomass. These energy carriers can be…

Alta Vista Securities Announces a Joint Venture for a Bioenergy Venture in the Philippines
December 27, 2011 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

…ntain part of the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Qurino, Nueva Ecija, and Quezon on Luzon Island in in the Philippines, jatropha plantation will be organized and placed under the integrated production and processing arrangement. The biodiesel processing facilities will be centralized for every 10,000 hectares. The jatropha seeds harvested by farmers will be collected from the farmer cooperators and will be processed.  READ MORE…

Pact Deepens FuelCell’s Reach to Europe, S. America
December 13, 2011 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

…a 300-kilowatt fuel cell at the Abengoa headquarters in Palmas Altas, Spain, using a FuelCell module and Abengoa plant design and manufacturing. FuelCell said the Abengoa deal announced Monday expands its reach further by allowing the company to attract customers such as municipalities, large industrial power users and biogas facilities in Europe and Latin America. The focus is on customers who want clean distributed generation.   READ MORE…

Ethanol-Injection Systems Explained
December 8, 2011 – 10:26 am | No Comment

…gasoline, enabling much higher compression ratios. (Unleaded, 100-octane racing gas is expensive and not widely distributed. Readily available premium gas tops out at 94 octane.) And when ethanol changes from ­liquid to gas on the way to combustion, it absorbs 2.6 times more heat than gasoline, a highly beneficial cooling effect. So how do we take advantage of those attributes to optimize ­ethanol’s role in modern transportation? …But the m…

FAA Announces Alternative Energy Investments For Cleaner, More Sustainable Jet Fuel
December 2, 2011 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

…ce alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel.  The FAA funds are being distributed by the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) John A. Volpe Center. “These new green aviation fuels will use energy sources right here at home,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.  “This type of innovation will create good-paying jobs in the airline and energy industries and help protect the environment at the s…

Honeywell and AliphaJet Commit to Commercialize Renewable Drop-in Jet Biofuels at a Dinner Hosted by Former President Jimmy Carter
December 2, 2011 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

…ss simulators and field instrumentation. “AliphaJet’s ability to produce drop-in jet fuel on a small and widely distributed basis is the perfect complement to our own in-house technologies,” said Tracey Haslam, Americas vice president, Honeywell Process Solutions. “We are very happy that Honeywell has joined our team and is investing in the commercialization of this technology,” said Jack Oswald, CEO of AliphaJet. “Honeywell’s vote of confidence…

Bio-Ethanol from Norwegian Timber in Statoil Fuel
November 28, 2011 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

…rst delivery of bio-ethanol today. The ethanol will then be blended with transport fuel at Sjursøya in Oslo and distributed to Statoil-stations in the eastern region of Norway. “By mixing bio-ethanol with regular transport fuel, most of our customers will be able to use environmentally-friendly, Norwegian bio-ethanol,” says Dag Roger Rinde. All transport fuel from Statoil stations in the eastern region of Norway contains five percent…

Solar Energy Consultant Partners with Advanced Biofuel Developer
November 17, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

…s Australia Pty, a niche consultancy specializing in the development and deployment strategies for large-scale, centralized energy parks that feature solar infrastructure, according to Jason Hague of Energy Parks Australia. The first site on the Sunshine Coast has already been chosen, and although Hague said it will take time (a couple of years) to arrange the feedstock waste streams needed for Aquaflow’s technology, which is based on advanced py…

Raleigh Gets E85 Ethanol Station
November 15, 2011 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

…ation that sells E85 ethanol fuel – the 18th such facility in the state built in recent years. The Crown Express Mart on New Bern Avenue began selling the 85 percent-ethanol blend last month. The station, which also sells biodiesel made from plants. …The Crown Express Mart financed the E85 pump with a $104,000 federal grant channeled through the N.C. Department of Transportation and distributed by the N.C. Solar Center.  READ MORE…

LanzaTech Makes Its First Commercial Sale
November 8, 2011 – 9:45 am | No Comment

…sale in a key strategic market and a very critical waste segment,” Dr Holmgren says. “It is estimated that global generation of MSW has risen 37% since 2007. With developing countries spending a significant portion of their available budget on solid waste management, using this waste as an energy source and deploying distributed MSW systems means we could have a real material impact on energy democratization.”   READ MORE and MORE…

3rd Biomass Trade & Power February 23-24, 2012 Brussels, Belgium
October 25, 2011 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
3rd Biomass Trade & Power      February 23-24, 2012  Brussels, Belgium

…omass/Pellets Producers, Traders & Importers – Biofuels Producers Importers – Utilities, Power, Distributed Power – Agriculture/Forestry/Plantation Companies – Commodity Brokers & Analysts – Wood Processing Companies – Shipping & Brokers (Dry Bulk, Biomass/Pellets) – Government/Regulators – Pulp & Paper – Pelleting Equipment/Technologies – Biomass Pretreatment Technologie…

New Fuel Might Mean Higher Gas Prices for Chicago
October 17, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

…d that it’s not that simple. E15 still needs the green light from the federal government before it can be distributed at all in Illinois. Pro-ethanol groups project that E15 could be on the market in early 2012. “Let’s wait for regulations on how we’re supposed to (distribute E15),” Sykuta said. “Because over our dead bodies are we going to sell a fuel that doesn’t have a specification it’s supposed…

Primus Green Energy Produces Drop-In Fuel with 25% Longer Runtime; Proprietary Thermal Chemical Process Successfully Tested In Pilot Production
October 13, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

…for converting biomass into gasoline produces a “drop-in” fuel that can immediately and without modification be distributed, sold and consumed in exactly the same way as standard petroleum-based gasoline using existing infrastructure. The resulting drop-in fuel is cost-competitive with fossil fuels without subsidies utilizing carbon-efficient and high fuel-yielding non-agricultural biomass that does not compete with foodstocks. The company’s ther…

The Need for a Real Domestic Alternative Energy Policy in the USA
October 4, 2011 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

…anking institutions who are not a new industry, but only for infant industries. Nor does it mean remaining with centralized power plants that lose 6.5-7.5% of energy due to long distance transmission. Those things would be fallacious to the argument. What it means is that the government has a duty to utilize tax revenue in order to secure American economic competitiveness and not, to use the words of Ha-Joon Chang, “kicking away the ladder”, at s…

A Call for Statutory Clarity
October 3, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

…urance that there will be no unnecessary delay or cost in the fuel waiver process to get their product sold and distributed into the fuel infrastructure. …Another issue at the forefront of discussion by advanced biofuel developers like Gevo and supporting organizations such as the ABFA is specific language found in the CAA that prohibits the blending of biobutanol in E10 gasoline. Currently, fuel that contains between 9 and 10 percent ethan…

CSX, Kinder Morgan Team up for Ethanol Hub at Port of Tampa
September 20, 2011 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

…il track and support infrastructure to handle 100-car unit train deliveries and a multi-product unit train offloading yard at Hooker’s Point. The new rail facilities will allow CSX (NYSE: CSX) to transport ethanol from Midwest producers to central Florida in 100-car unit trains capable of being offloaded within 24 hours to Kinder Morgan’s Tampa Terminal. It will be distributed to blend terminals and new markets via pipeline.  READ MORE…

Powered by Seaweed: Polymer from Algae May Improve Battery Performance
September 16, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment

…sed in foods, pharmaceutical products, paper and other applications — are attractive because of their uniformly distributed carboxylic groups. Other materials, such as carboxymethyl cellulose, can be processed to include the carboxylic groups, but that adds to their cost and does not provide the natural uniform distribution of alginates. The alginate is extracted from the seaweed through a simple soda-based (Na2CO3) process that generates a unifo…

Primus Green Energy Expands Drop-In Fuel Development Plant in N.J., Increases Total Production Capacity
September 10, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

…for converting biomass into gasoline produces a “drop-in” fuel that can immediately and without modification be distributed, sold and consumed in exactly the same way as standard petroleum-based gasoline using existing infrastructure. ”With a scalable process, technology and feedstock models and a sizable gasoline market, our opportunities for growth through additional plants and technology are virtually unlimited,” said Yom Tov Samia, Chairman,…

Bioenergy Policy Planks Promote Sustainability, Fairness
August 16, 2011 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

…s for biofuel producers, the policy planks would provide important incentives that harness animal agriculture’s distributed energy generation potential. For example, policies and funding mechanisms that promote the conversion of manure from livestock operations into electrical power through anaerobic digestion would generate new renewable energy markets and provide an economic opportunity for animal agriculture. 25x’25 commends the crop, livestoc…

Coal and Ethanol Are Not Alternative Energy Policy
August 10, 2011 – 10:50 am | No Comment

…ory along with other minor updates that it then becomes environmentally sound and efficient. Yet, it is still a centralized plant losing power on the grid, … In 1990 11.8% of the electric supply was produced from renewable energy sources, while in 2005 it was only 8.9% a reduction of almost 25% of renewable energy sources. It should be taken into account that there was a 22% increase in energy demand in the same time frame and that from 200…

Ethanol Across America Releases White Paper Laying Out Path Forward for Cellulosic Ethanol
August 9, 2011 – 10:38 am | No Comment

…redictable and enduring government support needed to commercialize.” Produced by the Clean Fuels Foundation and distributed through the Ethanol Across America education campaign, Mr. Bolsen’s paper is part of an ongoing series that has included experts from automotive, food, environmental, and legal fields covering a range of issues affecting biofuels. The Ethanol Across America Program is dedicated to empowering the public with knowledge and cho…

A New Catalyst for Ethanol Made from Biomass
August 2, 2011 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

…up of nanometer-sized crystalline particles. A closer look at the best-performing catalysts revealed zinc oxide distributed evenly over regions of zirconium oxide. The worst performing catalyst — with a 1:1 zinc to zirconium ratio — revealed regions of zinc oxide and regions of zirconium oxide. This suggested to the team that the two metals had to be close to each other to quickly flip the acetone into isobutene. Experimental results…

Energy and Forestry Programs Examined During Farm Bill’s Title IX (Energy) Hearing
July 25, 2011 – 10:57 am | No Comment

…ocus for Farm Bill Energy programs between the Administration and members of Congress. There included: 1. Large centralized biorefineries ($250 loan guarantees under Section 9003 rules) versus request by members such as Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) for small scale cellulose plants and local energy programs, and 2. Requests for biomass use, especially forestry sources, for heating/electrical production or biofuel production. This source of this confl…

CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge: Deadline August 5
July 18, 2011 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

…ey Technology Target Areas: Efficiency: Buildings, Power, Waste heat, Lighting Grid: Microgrids, Grid Security, Distributed Generation Integration, Grid Management, Storage, Sensing/Monitoring Renewables: Solar, Wind, Ocean, Hydro, Geothermal Transportation Fuels: Algae, Biomass-to-liquids, Alternative Fuels, Production/Refining Technologies Portable Power: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Hybrid Technologies Program Guidelines: Technology Solutions should…

Biofuels 2.0
July 15, 2011 – 9:30 am | No Comment

…fic fuels would be developed (e.g. cellulosic ethanol), in specific timeframes (the RFS schedule), and would be distributed at precisely designed blend ratios (E10 and E85, and nothing in between). That is to say, the prescriptive nature of the R&D investments by DOE, which focused on scaling cellulosic ethanol, with scant work on feedstock, engines, pumps, pipelines, new fuel certification, drop-in fuels, renewable chemicals, or higher alcoh…

Can California Renewables Survive Democracy?
June 29, 2011 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

…til group discussions led by Commission facilitators began. …Several groups talked enthusiastically about distributed renewables. Apparently unaware of the state’s many renewables initiatives, many said California’s investment in utility-scale development should go to taxpayers for rooftop solar, solar water heating and other distributed generation. “Don’t give money to utilities,” one man said, “give it to us. It’s our money.” …Lack…

The Island of Misfit Materials
June 29, 2011 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

…glycerin market – many biodiesel operators haven’t been ablr to produce it at sufficient purity and it has been distributed at very little value into the feed market, or even landfilled. Along comes the GlycosBio fermentation magic. Using pathways engineered through non-pathogenic microorganisms, the company has developed microbial strains (primarily off the e.coli platform) that are very efficient in converting glycerin to chemicals like ethanol…

World’s First Self-Powered Modular Cellulose Ethanol Refinery Announced
June 27, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

…leansed and recycled back into the system. The new self-powered modular cellulose ethanol refinery allows for a distributed fuel production model that overcomes all of the issues facing large-scale refineries by creating numerous smaller-scale plants that are not dependent on significant infrastructure, nor are their locations relegated to geographic locations confined to corn or even cropland proximity. This distributed model takes the productio…

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA
June 24, 2011 – 9:33 am | No Comment
2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings  Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

…hahab Sokhansanj Oak Ridge National Lab 2011 Thermochemical Review Dual Layer Monolith ATR of Pyrolysis Oil for Distributed Synthesis Gas Production (Presentation) Adeniyi Lawal Stevens Institute of Technology 2011 Thermochemical Review Evaluation of the Relative Merits of Herbacious and Woody Crops for Use in Tuneable Thermochemical Processing (Presentation) Steve Bobzin Ceres, Inc. 2011 Thermochemical Review Novel fast pyrolysis/catalytic techn…

Fuels of the Future: The Bioalcohol Paradigm
June 6, 2011 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

…dvanced biofuels. These slides are for public consumption and can be duplicated, replicated, modified, adapted, distributed, transmitted, and/or shared as seen fit by the reader. This slide presentation is one element in a series of white papers and slide presentations prepared for Advanced Biofuels USA.  Our purpose is to provide a greater depth of consideration to specific technologies, pathways to biofuel production, feedstock development and…

3-Way Partnership Formed to Commercialize Biodiesel-Fueled Genset
May 26, 2011 – 9:39 am | No Comment

…l deliver to market its ultra-efficient, six-inch “Massive Yet Tiny” (MYT) engine to power a 40 kilowatt genset distributed by Industrial Green Power Inc., powered by biodiesel fuel supplied by Titan Biodiesel. … The MYT-6 engine can be applied to benefit virtually any engine application, from ships to small generators. When employed as a pump or compressor, it also exceeds existing equipment by providing massive pressure, volume, and flow,…

Beyond Food vs. Fuel: FAO Finds Integrated Food and Energy Farming Could Save the Poor and the Planet
May 17, 2011 – 7:14 am | No Comment

…rs even in the US. In India, the key state of Uttar Pradesh has abandoned the transportation-intensive model of centralized biofuel processing and now teaches farmers to make biodiesel from Jatropha and other oilseeds on the farm, to provide for their own energy needs and serve as a source of income. Oilseed trees like Jatropha, Pongamia Pinata and Neem are especially suited to integrated food and energy farming because they have a lifespan of 30…

Call for Proposals 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security January 18-20, 2012 Washington, DC Deadline June 27, 2011
May 16, 2011 – 1:18 pm | No Comment
Call for Proposals 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security    January 18-20, 2012    Washington, DC  Deadline June 27, 2011

…ion, recommendations for action, or a “follow-up” activity.  These outcomes will be synthesized and distributed to the Obama administration, Congress, state and local government, business, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, and others.  Follow-up activities will be supported and facilitated if possible. All proposals must address one of the conference’s five themes or a combination of two or more themes: 1) Cli…