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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.

-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Landfill Gas Group Launched by REA
May 23, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Association)  REA establishes landfill-gas group; Despite being a declining renewable resource, landfill gas generates enough electricity for over 1 million homes; Ian Morrish of Viridor appointed group’s Chair

In response to demand from its …

A Global Corporate Market for Low-Carb Fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Below50
February 27, 2017 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Below50 is an initiative that brings businesses together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) to promote …

Algae Biomass Organization Seeking Virtual Interns
December 23, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Students – Are you interested in doing more for your industry while completing your degree? Help define the algae sector of today and shape the industry of tomorrow as an Algae Biomass …

RFA Welcomes New Member Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC
November 30, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the addition of Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, to its membership.

Valero is one of the largest biofuels producers …

From COP 22 in Marrakech: 20 Countries form BioFutures Platform
November 17, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At COP22, in Marrakech, a coalition of 20 countries interested in the clean energy and the bioeconomy fields launched of the Biofuture Platform, a new collective effort to accelerate development …

New, Improved Principles and Criteria from RSB, the World’s Most Trusted Biomaterial Coalition
November 8, 2016 – 9:44 am | No Comment

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its  Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised Principles …

Biofuture Platform to Launch November 16
November 7, 2016 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(UNCTAD)  During the second week of COP22 in Morocco, a number of countries will launch a multi-stakeholder mechanism to facilitate collaboration and policy dialogue in the areas of advanced bioenergy and biomaterials. The platform – …

National Biodiesel Board Taps Donnell Rehagen as New CEO
November 2, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board has named Donnell Rehagen as the trade group’s chief executive. Rehagen was named interim CEO in June after serving 12 years as NBB’s chief …

The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles
September 30, 2016 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Peter Stone (The Huffington Post)  … A new group that’s being cobbled together with fossil fuel backing hopes to spend about $10 million dollars per year to boost petroleum-based transportation fuels and attack government subsidies …

RSB EU RED Re-Recognized by the European Commission
September 19, 2016 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce its re-recognition by the European Commission. The decision was published by the commission on Aug. 9 in the Official Journal …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.

Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

New Zealand Culture Collection Moves to New Home
August 11, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In New Zealand is an internationally significant collection of microalgae cultures known as the Cawthron Institute Culture Collection of Microalgae (CICCM). The CICCM was recently moved into a new home in Cawthron …

Small Fuel Retailers Push EPA to Change RFS Obligation
August 1, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico Morning Energy)  A newly-formed group of small fuel retailers is adding to the calls for EPA to shift responsibility for complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard, which currently is the responsibility …

Collegiate Biobased Network
July 22, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Soybiobased.org)  Collegiate Biobased Network, a no-cost professional development organization.  See what schools and universities are doing with biobased.

The CBN’s mission is to inform college and university students about opportunities with biobased products and to connect …

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15
July 1, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with …

High Octane, Low Carb #Biofuels Better for Fuel Economy
June 16, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, is leading an effort to ensure that high octane, low carbon fuels are part of EPA’s midterm evaluation of the progress of federal fuel …

Solutions from the Land Leaders Bring North American Climate Smart Agriculture Ideas to Global Summit in Rome
June 16, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(North American Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) is taking an active role in the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) summit underway this week in Rome, pressing business, government, NGO …

Power Plants Are No Longer America’s Biggest Climate Problem. Transportation Is.
June 15, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  A new energy era is upon us: For the first time since 1979, America’s cars, trucks, and airplanes emit more carbon dioxide than its power plants do. … The story here is that …

Below50 and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Low Carbon Sustainable Transport Initiatives
June 8, 2016 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new global initiative called below50 has debuted, backed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Sustainable Energy for All to promote the …

Below50: Coalition of the Willing for Low-Carbon Transport Fuels
June 6, 2016 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University among 20 organizations forming below50.  —  In California, a new global initiative called below50 has debuted, backed by the World Business …

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016
June 3, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds …

Renewable Industries Canada Becomes New Face of Canada’s Biofuels and Bio-Based Sectors
June 2, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Industries Canada/MarketWired)  Canada’s foremost biofuels organization has re-launched under the name Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada). The change — from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association — reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association’s mission to promote …

Shocker! Jobe Makes Sudden Exit as National Biodiesel Board CEO
May 6, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board announced that after nearly 20 years of service to the association, CEO Joe Jobe has left the organization to pursue other opportunities. The board will begin …

RFS Central to America’s Manufacturing Strength
May 4, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Leif Magnusson (CLAAS Global Sales America Inc./Association of Equipment Manufacturers/Morning Consult)  We have heard a lot about the importance of manufacturers during this election season, and as the head of a manufacturing business in …

Become a Next Generation Biodiesel Leader
March 4, 2016 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the next crop of biodiesel leaders to join the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. NGSB is seeking additional co-chairs to help take …

Opinion: South Dakotans Send Ethanol Message
February 23, 2016 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Orrie Swayze (AgWeek)  The idea that shale makes us crude oil independent is an oil industry fantasy that enables us to deny we willfully sacrifice our troops to fight endless Middle East conflicts to support …

American Chemical Society Launches Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable
February 22, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Chemical Society in cooperation with LanzaTech, Intrexon and other leading bio-based chemical companies, announced at ABLC the formation of a Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable. This collaboration …

How Much Do Iowans Care about Ethanol?
January 25, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette)  Not as much as they used to, poll suggests, but results open to debate  —  A free-market think tank has made a seven-figure ad buy to alert caucus goers of …

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Become 2016 Chairmen of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition
January 11, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Coalition announced today that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will become chairman and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will become vice chairman of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition this year.

“For more than 20 years, the …

Unearthing America’s Deep Network of Climate Change Deniers
December 2, 2015 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Eric Roston (Bloomberg)  … The minority who remain skeptical of climate science—a group that includes presidential hopefuls and powerful lawmakers—can count on a dedicated network of several thousand professional supporters. …  A loose network of 4,556 individuals …

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends
October 27, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to accelerate the build-out of higher blend retail infrastructure, has had tremendous success, writes Ray Defenbaugh. …

Ex-Sen. Talent Launches Advocacy Group to Boost RFS
October 1, 2015 – 12:00 am | No Comment

by Amanda Reilly (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) today will launch a new group to boost the nation’s biofuel policy.  The group, Americans for Energy Security and Innovation, will seek to mobilize elected officials …

Advanced Ethanol Council Changes Name to Advanced Biofuels Business Council, Expands Membership
July 20, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Advanced Ethanol Council, founded in 2011 to represent advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers and technology providers, is expanding its organizational charter to include other types of advanced biofuels. …

BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell Back Launch of “Biofuels for Europe” Info Site
July 1, 2015 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information.

BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell …

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Denmark, Novozymes and partners including the FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM and the UN Foundation announced the launch of a …

4 Minutes with…Siegfried Knecht, Chairman, Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany
May 18, 2015 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … aireg was founded in 2011 as a non-profit association to advance the production and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels. Our goal is to find sustainable substitutes for fossil fuels, …

ABSIG Promoting Algae as Tool in Ecosystem Services
May 6, 2015 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The objective of the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is to facilitate the development of a robust and sustainable algal industry in the UK while raising awareness of the important role …

Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker Database Serves as a Central Resource for current Session State Advanced Energy Legislation and Policy Trend Analysis
April 8, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker)  U.S. states are the laboratories of innovation for advanced energy policy. Tracking national trends in advanced energy therefore requires proficiency in 50 state legislative websites. The AEL Tracker solves this challenge …

Motor Club Rep: No Ethanol-Related Claims
March 27, 2015 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  While AAA may be an outspoken critic of ethanol blended gasoline and E15 in particular, some other motor clubs think differently, and one of them was on Capitol Hill this week …

Maryland Clean Energy Center Appoints Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic to 2015 Advisory Council
March 3, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is pleased to announce the addition of Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA to the MCEC 2015 Advisory Council.

Advanced Biofuels USA , a nonprofit educational organization headquartered in Frederick, …

Greenwire: Midwest Law Center Can Compromise but Doesn’t Fear a Fight
March 2, 2015 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy P. Jacobs (E&E/Greenwire) Ask Chicago environmentalists who’s the Windy City’s best lawyer, and they’re likely to name Howard Learner.  Learner has built his Environmental Law and Policy Center into a Midwest powerhouse over the …

Corn Growers ‘Pump’ for Higher Demand
February 27, 2015 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Nat Williams (AgriNews)  The National Corn Growers Association is going into the gas pump business.  The commodity group is working with service station chains and even manufacturers of pumps in order to expand sales of …

2015 Sun Grant Conference: Academia Jumps One Step Forward and Shows What Will Be the Future of Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Utilization in the Southeastern USA
February 25, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

Author, Dan Quadros, in Auburn, Alabama.by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  After two days (February 2-3, 2015) in “Sweet Home Alabama” at Auburn University, we got overwhelmed with the most recent discoveries of …

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest
February 6, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

For Immediate Release January 30, 2015—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fifth consecutive year, recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top …

4 Minutes with… Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group
January 16, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BRAG tackles regulatory hindrances related to commercialization of biobased products and works to improve public awareness of the benefits of these products.


… BRAG will engage with the U.S. Environmental Protection …

Bipartisan Policy Center and It’s “Fix the RFS” Recipe, or Lack thereof
December 19, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After a year-long talk fest, the BPC emerges with a report on RFS reform, and lays an egg.  Was the process doomed from the start by an insistence of “RFS …

ABO and EABA Agree to Share Member Benefits
December 17, 2014 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  This week marks a new era in international algae cooperation: the US-based Algae Biomass Organization and the European Algae Biomass Association have agreed to a partnership that extends the member benefits of …

Think Tank Proposes 40 Options to Change Ethanol Mandate
December 17, 2014 – 10:45 am | One Comment

by Timothy Cama  (The Hill)  The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) published a report outlining 40 different options that it said could improve the country’s ethanol mandate.

The BPC said it set out to find a “middle …

Fuel4me Consortium Targets 2017
December 15, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … The overall aim of Fuel4me is to establish a sustainable chain for continuous biofuel production using microalgae as a production platform, thereby making 2nd generation biofuels competitive alternatives to fossil fuels. …

Phyconet’s 5-year Plan for Algae
December 8, 2014 – 10:19 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Launched in January 2014 and operating over the course of five years, Phyconet is a UK-based network enabling biologists, engineers and industrial partners to “consolidate their knowledge and expertise to unlock the …

EU Encourages Action on Advanced Biofuels
December 5, 2014 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)   Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), an industry coalition to promote advanced biofuels, met on 4 December at the European Parliament with Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, and stakeholders in Brussels. …

4 minutes with…Peter Keeling, Innovation and Industry Collaboration Director, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (Iowa State)
December 5, 2014 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … CBiRC was founded in 2008 with funding from NSF, creating an Engineering Research Center focused on advanced manufacturing for sustainable biobased chemicals. The R&D program creates a multi-year, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional …

Road-Map to Multi-Million Pound Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry Launched
December 3, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Aviation)  Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has launched its latest Road-Map, which considers the opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels. The Road-Map identifies …

Impasse over RFS Underscores Need for Biofuel Value Chain and Partner Unity
November 26, 2014 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Federal regulators have stumbled again in following the congressionally approved roadmap for expanding and accelerating biofuel development and use, announcing Friday they will not finalize 2014 blending requirements under the Renewable Fuels …

Consortium Creates Sugarcane Research Center in Spain
November 25, 2014 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Global BioBusiness)  The EunergyCane Consortium officially started operations with the signing of an agreement with the city of Motril in Spain which will create Europe’s first sugarcane research center.

The consortium is a group of public …

Advocates: Minnesota Needs More Alternative Fuel
November 20, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Logan Wroge  (Twin Cities Daily Planet)   … “A token amount of renewable energy isn’t going to cut it. We need a total transition,” said Simone Childs-Walker, a member of the student group Fossil …

Feed Food Fairness Campaign – Not Big on Transparency
November 20, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 18, 2014), the Feed Food Fairness Campaign, backed by members of the livestock and fast food industries, ran a one-sided advertisement in the popular Beltway publication “Politico” inaccurately blaming the …

4 Minutes with…Tim Lust, CEO, National Sorghum Producers
November 19, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … NSP is focused on several items at the moment: successful advanced biofuel RFS2 pathways for grain sorghum oil to biodiesel and sweet sorghum to ethanol, a cellulosic RFS2 pathway …

Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organization’s First Executive Director, Dies at 56
November 4, 2014 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mary Gibson Rosenthal, who served as the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director and led its initial battles for algae parity on Capitol Hill, died of cancer on Saturday in Minneapolis, …

Growth Energy Announces Major Sponsorship of FFA Programs
November 3, 2014 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy is pleased to announce a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture. …

4 Minutes With… Steve Csonka, Executive Director, CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative)
October 31, 2014 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Within CAAFI, I’m sorta the 12th man – a coach, a quarterback, a general manager, a reluctant office linebacker, as well as a cheerleader and mascot, and occasional referee. …

CREW Sues EPA for Documents Regarding 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards
October 23, 2014 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable …

Major Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium Launches
October 21, 2014 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Martin (Washington University in St. Louis)   The government of India’s Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and Washington University in St. Louis have invested $2.5 million to launch the Indo-US Advanced Bioenergy …

California Low Carbon Fuels Coalition to Launch Amidst Recent Policy Losses
October 15, 2014 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition will be launching to obtain continuous funding for the low carbon fuels industry through California legislation until 2016. The target legislation would establish multiple …

Minnesota Ethanol Producer Named Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association
October 15, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  (October 1, 2014) DES MOINES, Iowa — Today, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced the election of Randall Doyal, General Manager and CEO of Minnesota-based Al-Corn Clean Fuel, as the next Chairman …

Critical Dialogue on Adapting to a Changing Climate Underway
October 3, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought government, finance, business and civil society leaders to New York because it is recognized that climate change is not a theory or a concept, but is, in …

Exclusive Interview With RFA CEO/President Bob Dinneen at RFA Annual Membership Meeting in Des Moines, IA
October 2, 2014 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Perkins  (BioFuels Journal)  … RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen outlined the issues facing the Washington, DC-based ethanol advocacy organization which has 172 members, including 50 producer members, 79 associate members, 31 supporting members, and 12 …

Divest/Invest: Global Charities Challenged to Help ‘Save Civilization’
September 16, 2014 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Deirdre Fulton  (Common Dreams)  Could world’s wealthy philanthropic foundations spur a ‘tipping point’ on climate action?

A group of 160 leading environmentalists is calling on the world’s philanthropists and foundations to use their money to …

New Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Website Helps Public Learn About America’s Exciting Fuel Cell Technology
September 16, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) With interest in fuel cells growing around the nation, the
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) today launched its new website to help the public understand the many benefits of …

Richard Branson Failed to Deliver on $3bn Climate Change Pledge
September 14, 2014 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Suzanne Goldenberg  (The Guardian)  New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

Richard Branson has failed to deliver on his much-vaunted pledge …

Water Environment Research Foundation Selects Drexel University to Perform Extraction from Wastewater Research
August 6, 2014 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

(prweb.com)  The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has selected Drexel University to perform research that will monitor and quantify the composition of waste greases to improve knowledge about the feasibility of grease-to-biodiesel processes. A key …

E15 Coming to Missouri
August 6, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(nacsonline.com)  New, non-mandatory rules that go into effect June 1 will allow Missouri gasoline retailers to sell E15, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. With the change, Missouri joins a dozen other states that offer E15.

However, not everyone is as …

New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed
July 22, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support …

Biobased Companies Take A Closer Look At Sustainability
July 18, 2014 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Thanks to the emerging bioeconomy, renewable substances made from plants can now be found in places as varied as car interiors, laundry detergent, and plastic bottles. But as …

Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund
June 30, 2014 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Foundation) Brimming with visionary ideas, plant scientist and biofuels innovator Dallas Hanks had a knack for bringing stakeholders together to pursue a bigger picture. This treasured member of our biodiesel family succumbed to …

Anticipation Bubbles Up for ADM Carbon Capture Project
June 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Chris Luvardi (herald-review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. passed through a public hearing process Wednesday with limited concern voiced about its proposal to drill a second injection well in Decatur to store carbon dioxide deep underground.

The …

The Myth and Reality of Biodiesel Feedstock Availability
June 17, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Since its commercial inception in the 1990s, the biodiesel industry has faced obstacles from all sides. The technical merits of the fuel have been challenged time and time again. Manufacturing costs …

In ‘Galileo’s Torch,’ Unlikely Group of Washingtonians Debate Issue that Resonates
June 6, 2014 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Frances Stead Sellers (The Washington Post)   … But that’s former Reagan DOJ official Bruce Fein high on a promontory pulling a white cowl up over his head. And there’s conservative commentator Richard Viguerie …

About the Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence 2014
April 4, 2014 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(StudentsDivest.org)  From April 4th to 6th, 300 students from over 75 colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada will gather at San Francisco State University for the 2nd annual student-led Fossil Fuel …

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

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

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

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

The ad centers on the …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Study Exposes Flood of Dark Money Feeding Climate Change Denial
December 27, 2013 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(EcoNews)  A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever …

Leave the Oil in the Soil; Leave the Coal in the Hole
November 22, 2013 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

Excerpts from a November 10, 2013, letter from 74 African organizations to US President Barack Obama.

Dear President Obama,

We are African organizations working for the realization of a healthy and just environment for the people of …

Nordic Aviation Sector Joins with Boeing and Airbus to Launch a Regional Sustainable Biofuels Initiative
November 22, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Green Air Online)  Nordic airlines, airports and aviation authorities, with the support of Boeing, Airbus and IATA, have come together to form an association to facilitate the development and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels in …

Ethanol Industry Refutes AAA Claims
October 29, 2013 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Automobile Association (AAA) is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to “lower the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline for 2014″ in order to “protect drivers by preventing …

New National Algae Association Algae Production Incubator in North Texas
October 17, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the opening of a new Algae Production Incubator Program, located 30 miles south of Ft. Worth/ Dallas, on 17 acres with 5 available commercial buildings.

The …

Alternative Fuels Americas To Launch Project Jetropha, Completes DTC Eligibility
October 17, 2013 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(The Wall Street Journal/Alternative Fuels America)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that it is launching Project Jetropha, a campaign to encourage and promote the use of Jatropha based biofuels …

Community Advisory Panel Involved with Ethanol Plant
October 4, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(AG Professional/DuPont)  More than 30 central Iowa residents including business leaders, farmers, conservationists and educators will participate in the inaugural meeting of the nation’s first Community Advisory Panel (CAP) related to a cellulosic biofuel facility on …

Algae Foundation Launched to Promote Education, Create Community
October 4, 2013 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Algae Biomass Organization announced the launch of The Algae Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization which will engage in and fund educational outreach, research, development, and other activities; …

Southeast Asian Airlines Drafting Biofuel Roadmap
September 19, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Boonsong Kositchotethana  (Bangkok Post)  Airlines in Southeast Asia have begun to draw up plans to develop affordable and sustainable aviation biofuels.

On Friday, the first workshop under the Southeast Asia Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative (SEASAFI) …

Congressional Leadership Moving Towards Position on Renewable Fuel Standard Advocated by the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group
August 19, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Digital Journal/Domestic Fuel Solutions Group)  From Day One the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group (DFSG) has been advocating for reasonable RFS reform.  Congress is taking notice.

At the end of two days of recent House Energy …

Zambia Sugar Can Produce 10 p.c. Fuel Needs
August 8, 2013 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(BlackSeaGrain)  Zambia Sugar has said it can supply up to 10 per cent of the country’s fuel requirement using its ethanol.

Zambia Sugar head of corporate affairs Lovemore Sievu said this at the just-ended 87th Zambia …

SAFER Southern Bioeconomy Case Study Series: Biofuels Center of North Carolina
May 28, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Southeast Agriculture & Forest Energy Resources Alliance)   “We’re the nation’s only comprehensive biofuels agency, and I say that more out of surprise than for the purpose of touting North Carolina,” said Steven Burke, President and CEO of the Biofuels Center of North …

National Algae Association Presents New Initiatives at Workshop
May 8, 2013 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The National Algae Association’s (NAA) Algae Farming Workshop, held in the Houston, Texas, area on April 11-12, focused on NAA’s battle cry of getting algae production out of research and development and …

New Pathways for Land Management Needed to Assure Clean Energy Future
May 8, 2013 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  With global demand for food, feed, fiber and energy on the rise, the need for critical ecosystem services like flood control, water filtration, biodiversity and carbon sequestration is even greater. The development …

Michigan State University Bioenergy Research Looks for Food and Fuel Solutions
May 6, 2013 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Russ White (MLive)  … Michigan State University leads research of bioenergies and biofuels through AgBioResearch and the Kellogg Biological Station and partnerships with coalitions such as the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Global …

ABO Launches Map of Algae Research, Companies and Projects
April 19, 2013 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new map of the algae industry published online by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae production facilities and research projects stretching from coast to coast, illustrating a nationwide opportunity for a new and growing industry …

WBA: Enough Land for More Food, Feed, Biofuels
March 29, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  There is enough land available to produce more food, more feed and more biofuels, which are not the cause of global malnutrition problems, according to the World Bioenergy Association.

WBA makes …

New Committee Working to Ensure Canada’s Renewable Fuels Future
March 21, 2013 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced a new committee and classification of membership to advance next generation biofuels in Canada. The new committee and its members represent leaders …

HGCA Helps Reopen Market Opportunities for Arable Crops in the Biofuels Supply Chain
March 14, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Home Grown Cereals Authority) An HGCA-led review of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions figures has reopened market opportunities in the biofuels supply chain potentially worth several million pounds each year. 

Revised GHG figures, supplied by HGCA, …

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Recognizes Forests Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
March 6, 2013 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(PR Web)  RSB now recognizes FSC which certifies responsibly managed forests.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is pleased to announce its decision to recognize the standard of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) which certifies responsibly …

REA Welcomes Ed Davey’s Support for Biofuels in Europe
March 5, 2013 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Robin Whitlock  (Renewable Energy Magazine)  …The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has welcomed Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s stance on biofuels at the European Energy Council. Mr Davey said that the idea of a one-size-fits-all approach to the issue …

The Battle to Counter Big Oil’s Campaign
February 26, 2013 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Fuels America is redoubling its efforts to point the finger at the real beneficiaries should the RFS be weakened and E15 smeared and it’s not consumers or the environment.

Fuels …

FOGFUELS™ Announces Partnership with the City of Atlanta
February 12, 2013 – 10:10 am | No Comment

(FOGFUELS)  The City of Atlanta Brings on FOGFUELS to Help Clean Up Sewage and Create a Sustainable Energy Source

FOGFUELS™ announced a new partnership with the City of Atlanta. FOGFUELS will use its patented process to transform …

Biodiesel Goes High-Stake with Ten Year Vision
February 7, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  It’s Vegas, and the winning bet is on growth for biodiesel, America’s advanced biofuel. American jobs and clean air stand to benefit as the industry pushes towards its new 10-year vision: 10 …

Industry Leaders to Support “Second Generation” Biofuels in All EU Transport Sectors
February 7, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels)  Involvement of policy makers and other industries, R&D programmes, financing, communications programmes for a cost-competitive and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels

The Chief Executive Officers of seven Leading European biofuel producers and …

University of Minnesota Launches Ensia Environmental Media Platform
February 7, 2013 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(University of Minnesota)  Innovative print and online magazine and event series showcases solutions to Earth’s biggest environmental challenges

In response to a growing demand for trusted, solution-focused communication about environmental topics, the University of Minnesota today …

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum
December 18, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).

DTF is …

Half the Oil: A Plan to Cut Projected U.S. Oil Use in Half in 20 Years
December 14, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  We have the practical solutions at hand to protect consumers, the climate, and our environment from the growing costs of our oil use.

How? It all comes down to one simple fact:

Using …

Algae Biomass Organization Invites Abstracts of Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles for Posting
December 11, 2012 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

As a service to Algae Biomass Organization members, ABO invites abstracts of peer-reviewed journal articles (authors, title, citation, abstract, author affiliations) to the ABO website.  All articles published in 2012 and after are eligible for …

In Race to Develop Aviation Biofuels, Midwest Wants to Win
November 30, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …Commercial-scale development of aviation biofuels is still in the early stages, and as experts explained at the Airports Going Green conference in Chicago earlier in November, viable aviation biofuel industries would look …

The False Choice Between Palm Oil And Indonesian Forests
November 29, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Nigel Sizer (WRI Insights/The Jakarta Post)  …The world’s top scientists are also raising concerns. According to a recent study in Nature Climate Change, from 1990 to 2010, 90 percent of lands converted to oil palm plantations in …

Farm Foundation Blog: Food & Fuel for 9 Billion in 2050
November 16, 2012 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  How do you keep an expected world population of 9 billion people by the year 2050 fed AND meet the world’s energy needs? Our friends at Farm Foundation are taking on …

Mathematical Tricks, Backdoor Policies
November 6, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE)  After almost three years of study, debate, hours of meetings, many reports, public and nonpublic consultations, the European Commission has released its legislative proposal on how to address the indirect …

Notice of Public Meeting to Establish the FAA Center of Excellence (COE) for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (AJF&E) November 15-16, 2012 Washington, DC
October 26, 2012 – 1:52 pm | No Comment
Notice of Public Meeting to Establish the FAA Center of Excellence (COE) for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (AJF&E)  November 15-16, 2012  Washington, DC

(Federal Aviation Administration)  SUMMARY: The FAA is forming a COE for AJF&E during FY-13. The COE will be a consortium of the FAA, university partners, and private industry affiliates selected by the FAA Administrator to work …

6 Treacherous Biofuels Crevasses, 6 Guides to Steer You
October 15, 2012 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Those momentum killers. Company wreckers. The investor flight-inducing crevasses along the route to the top – that take away a level playing field, remove your access to markets, delay a …

Council of Energy Resource Tribes-BioJet-Tartoosh Biofuel/Bioenergy Project Ready for Takeoff
September 13, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(BioJet)  The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) today announced the execution of the long-term Development Agreement enabling the 10-15 year major biofuel/bioenergy project between CERT, BioJet, and Tartoosh Environmental. The project, tagged “Thunderbird”, is a multifeedstock, multi-technology …

Major Changes in the Algae Production Industry
September 4, 2012 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association/PR Log)  Raceway ponds were never meant to be used for industrial algae production.

When the Department of Energy initiated the Aquatic Species Program years ago, there was no other choice. Raceway ponds were …

Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels forms
September 4, 2012 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (AISAF) was inaugurated on 08 August 2012. It has funding for 12 months in the first instance. The Steering Committee held …

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

(ACORE)  First-ever comprehensive platform to tout progress across renewable energy industry, answer critics

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today launched EnergyFactCheck.org and @EnergyFactCheck, two new resources designed to address the imbalance in America’s debate over …

Aviation and Clean Technology Leaders Launch Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiatives
May 29, 2012 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(MASBI)  Regional Initiative with National Reach Working to Achieve Energy Security

United Airlines, Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP, the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Clean Energy Trust today announced the formation of the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels …

National Algae Association Industrial Testing Center
March 30, 2012 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association)  National Algae Association is pleased to announce the opening of a Testing Center. This first-of-its-kind initiative has been on-going as a part of NAA’s algae production incubator program to assist new algae …

National Biodiesel Board Introduces First Phase of RIN Solution
March 14, 2012 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The first phase of the National Biodiesel Board’s measures to help restore integrity to the renewable identification number (RIN) credit market was established yesterday after NBB held a town hall …

REG Launches New Advocacy Website
March 7, 2012 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Anne Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com)  Renewable Energy Group® (REG) has a new policy advocacy website designed to centralize the company’s constituents and rally support for biodiesel policy issues.

The new site design allows supporters to sign up for …

Biomass Harvesting Guidelines for Southeast U.S. Released
March 5, 2012 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Forest Guild has released its report, “Forest Biomass Retention and Harvesting Guidelines for the Southeast,” identifying how expanding markets for forest bioenergy can enhance forests, while meeting the …

Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol Now Available
February 28, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  RFA’s most popular publications, the 2012 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol, are now available. The Outlook is an annual publication that catalogs the important statistics for America’s domestic ethanol …

Innovation, Vision Drive Current Ethanol Industry, Says RFA Chief
February 23, 2012 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Speaking before 1,200 attendees at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando today, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen will drive home the message that America’s ethanol industry is on …

Retailers Want Liability Protection before Considering E15
February 23, 2012 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Liability issues surrounding the use of E15 remain a major concern for many retailers when considering offering the fuel to customers driving 2001 and newer vehicles. The U.S. EPA …

In Support of Cellulosic Ethanol
February 22, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Union of Concerned Scientists is applying some energy to supporting ethanol. Well, not corn ethanol, I doubt they’ve made an about face there. But they are coming out …

Alliance between Natural Gas Industry, Environmental Groups Fractures
February 20, 2012 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Just four years ago, shale gas king Aubrey K. McClendon told shareholders of Chesapeake Energy that “finally, we made some new friends this year.”

The chief executive sketched a …

Hawkins Elected Chair of Board of Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Services Foundation
February 11, 2012 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(BioJet)  BioJet International Ltd. announced today that its Chairman Mitch Hawkins has been elected Chair of the Board of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Services Foundation.

The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on …

25 x ’25 Launches Climate Change Adaptation Work Group
February 1, 2012 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The effects of changing weather and climate present new challenges for farms, forests, and ranches which in 2009 had a combined value of $645 billion and generated over $1.2 trillion in related …

Business Accelerator Open to New Green Tech, Environmental Clients
February 1, 2012 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Dominican University of California)  Dominican’s new Venture Greenhouse is accepting a third round of applications from early stage businesses that address environmental and social issues.

Inspired by Dominican University of California’s MBA in Sustainable Enterprise (the …

The World’s Fastest Vehicle Fueled by Vegetable Oil Showcased at DC Auto Show
January 26, 2012 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dave Schenker, founder and president of  the Greenspeed club came to the DC Auto Show to showcase the 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup, modified by Boise …

CAAFI Launches Path to Alternative Jet Fuel Readiness
January 26, 2012 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(CAAFI)  The goal of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI®) is to facilitate the development and deployment of alternative jet fuels that offer equivalent levels of safety and performance and compare favorably on cost …

Carbon War Room & Elsevier to Unlock Renewable Fuel Market for Airlines & Investors
December 5, 2011 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(Market Watch BusinessWire)  The Carbon War Room, an independent non-profit that harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to unlock gigaton solutions to climate change, and Elsevier, the world’s leading scientific publisher, unveiled today RenewableJetFuels.org, the world’s …

African Association Aims to Drive Cleantech Development
November 29, 2011 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The African CleanTech Association launched Oct. 24 and, according to ACTA spokeswoman Suza Adam, the primary goal of the group is to assist in the development of African enterprises and …

Pardon Me, Do You Speak Algae?
November 7, 2011 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization)   …For example, how best to account for one facility using open ponds fed by a mix of wastewater and CO2 pumped from a gas line versus another facility …

Peter Thiel Launches Breakout Labs to Fund Bold Early-Stage Research
November 4, 2011 – 7:18 am | No Comment

by Colleen Taylor (GigaOm)  Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known for co-founding PayPal and being an early investor in Facebook, on Tuesday launched a new program called Breakout Labs aimed at funding cutting-edge, early-stage science …

FlexFuel Vehicle Education Project Announced
November 2, 2011 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new public education project to reach drivers of FlexFuel Vehicles (FFVs) by working with state Motor Vehicle Administrations (MVA) was announced today by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the …

European Association Formed to Promote and Standardize Waste to Renewable Biodiesel Production
September 29, 2011 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Zlokower Consulting)     Four major European waste to biodiesel producers, each representing a different country, have announced the formation of The European Waste to Renewable Biodiesel Association (WtoRB).

The founding members are Veolia Environmental Services (France), …

25 x ’25 Releases Green Jobs Report
September 26, 2011 – 8:15 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The  25 x ’25 Alliance released a report from the University of Tennessee’s Bio-Based Energy Analysis Group demonstrating that millions of new jobs could be created over the next 15 years by …

Singapore Airlines Looks to Biofuels as It Becomes Latest Airline to Join Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group
September 26, 2011 – 7:28 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Singapore Airlines has become the latest member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) that was set up in 2008 to accelerate the development and commercialisation of lower-carbon renewable aviation fuels derived from …

FuelChoiceNow’s FFV Statement and Focus on Methanol for Cars Needs Correction Says Advanced Biofuels USA
September 22, 2011 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Correction posted 9/22/11.    The nonprofit educational organization, Advanced Biofuels USA, advocates for the adoption of renewable sustainable advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and …

Market Access Will Save US from $4 Gasoline, Says FuelChoiceNow
September 21, 2011 – 8:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a coalition called FuelChoiceNow has opened for business one worth taking a very, very close look at.

The pitch: that advanced fuel companies are developing new, affordable and commercial-ready alternatives …