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Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Clean Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development
August 28, 2009 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects will …

Resource Documents on Ethanol Importation and Tariffs
August 27, 2009 – 11:49 am | No Comment

Doug Newman, Ethanol Trade Analyst for the US International Trade Commission, has provided tables and a presentation which summarize amounts of ethanol imports to the US by source location and tariffs paid, along with a …

Row Over US Biofuel Rules Intensifies
August 14, 2009 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Cath Everett (BusinessGreen.com)  Corn ethanol industry accuses EPA of influencing independent panel to boost support for controversial biofuel carbon life cycle regulations.  An independent peer review of proposed US biofuel regulations has only served …

Growth Energy: GAO Report Clearly Refutes Big Food’s Claim That Ethanol was Behind Higher Food Prices
August 11, 2009 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, evaluated a recent US Government Accountabilty Office report, ““Now it’s the GAO that is saying that farm prices are a fraction of the hike to grocery bills. Whatever is …

Plant Feedstock Genomics Program Awards $1.6 Million for Genetic Studies of Biofuel Crops
July 31, 2009 – 11:31 am | No Comment

CSIRO and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers, have been awarded a A$1.6 million grant to increase the understanding of genes responsible for growth and yield in grasses for use as bio-energy and food crops.  The …

USDA Announces Grants for Advanced Biofuel Producers
July 23, 2009 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

U.S. Department of Agriculture to enter into Contracts to make payments to Eligible Advanced Biofuel Producers to support and ensure an expanding production of Advanced Biofuels. This program is authorized under Title IX, Section 9001, …

USDA Announces Grants for Biorefineries to Use Renewable Biomass for Fuel
July 23, 2009 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

USDA to make payments to eligible biorefineries to encourage the use of renewable biomass as a replacement fuel source for fossil fuels used to provide process heat or power in the operation of these eligible …

Iowa Plants to Offer Farmers Cash for Corn Cobs
July 21, 2009 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Luke Meredith (AP)   … Poet spokesman Nathan Schock said the company hasn’t yet figured out how much it will pay farmers, but it could be $30 to $60 per ton for corn stover, which …

New Test Helps Identify Biofuels Enzyme
July 17, 2009 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Marcia Wood (USDA, Southeast Farm Press)  High-speed and high-tech, but surprisingly affordable, the sophisticated assay equips scientists with a faster, less expensive way to discover genes that enable microbes to make an enzyme known …

Biofuels are a Long-Term Renewable Solution
July 13, 2009 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Senator John Thune (R-SD)  (Politico)   As Congress, the administration and the private sector look for ways to reduce our consumption of imported oil, we should not overlook the most readily available domestic alternative to …

A Fair Accounting of Greenhouse Gases For All Potential Transportation Fuels
June 24, 2009 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association It is troubling–and, at the same time, sadly amusing–that an enterprising reporter at USA Today has done more homework on the possible indirect effects of increased renewable electricity generation …

Biofuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions on a Collision Course
June 24, 2009 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by  Dr. Robert Wisner,   Biofuels Economist,   Ag Marketing Resource Center,   Iowa State University The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (1) requires a gradual increase in the volume of various kinds of biofuels to …

“Drama Building for Biofuels in California”: a Biofuels Digest Special Report
June 16, 2009 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

Being a standard-bearer requires heroic endeavors, and perhaps inevitably, epic miscalculations as well.  This is the situation of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) in its recent announcement of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard for …

Public Hearings: Environmental Impact Statements for Biomass Crop Assistance Program May-June Various US Locations
May 15, 2009 – 8:38 am | No Comment
Public Hearings: Environmental Impact Statements for Biomass Crop Assistance Program May-June Various US Locations

(US Department o fAgriculture) The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). BCAP is a new program authorized by the Food, Conservation, and …

National Biofuels Action Plan
April 6, 2009 – 10:06 am | No Comment

This plan, published in October 2008, was designed by the Biomass Research and Development Board to help industry achieve aggressive national goals enumerated in the “Twenty in Ten” initiative, the Renewable Fuel Standard of the Energy Independence …

Challenges adn Science Needed to escribe Sustainable Biofuel Production
March 17, 2009 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

Jeffrey Steiner, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, describes the current circumstances of developing criteria and indicators for sustainable biofuels production as comparable to building a plane and flying at the same time.  He is optimistic that today’s …

USDA Offers Guaranteed Loans for Commercial-Scale Biorefineries
December 7, 2008 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering to guarantee loans of up to $250 million for commercial-scale biorefineries that produce biofuels from something other than corn starch. One company that plans to apply for …

Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States
October 31, 2007 – 9:00 am | No Comment

The United States has become increasingly dependent in recent decades on imported petroleum to meet its energy needs.  A portfolio of more diverse and domestic feedstocks for our nation’s energy and chemical supply must be …

Advancing Renewable Energy Conference October 2006 St. Louis, MO
October 30, 2006 – 8:12 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)   DOE and USDA hosted a conference with focus on Renewable Energy as a response to President Bush’s recent Advanced Energy Initiative (AEI)- an aggressive plan to reduce U.S. dependence on …

Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply
April 28, 2005 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

USDA and DOE put together this study finding that there could be adequate biomass to displace 30% or more of current US annual petroleum consumption.  READ MORE