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Protec Fuel, Patriot Capital Corporation Join Forces To Offer Zero-Percent Financing Program on Ethanol-Ready Fuel Dispensing Equipment
August 28, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Patriot Capital Corporation)  Partnership creates a hassle-free path to obtaining alternative fuel upgrades — Fuel marketers seeking a competitive edge by offering alternative fuel options, can now quickly and affordably add ethanol-enhanced fuels to their dispensing …

Dean And Brenda Daniels To Prison For Biodiesel Fraud
August 28, 2015 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Southwest Florida Online)  Dean Daniels, 52, Richard Smith, 57, Brenda Daniels, 45 and William Bradley, 58, all of Florida, pleaded guilty and were sentenced today in U.S. district court for charges related to a scheme …

Amyris and the Velocity of Renewables
August 28, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What makes Amyris, Amyris? We look at the products, the evolution of the story, the partners, the focus on yield, and deeper into the story of Rate. … Amyris experienced last …

Renewable Jet Fuel Is Taking Flight
August 27, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Zia Haq (US Department of Energy)  It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our efforts to develop renewable jet fuel for the military and commercial aviation industry. The Department’s …

Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts
August 27, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will help reduce the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet …

Notice of a Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Algae — September 30, 2015 — Washington, DC
August 27, 2015 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
Notice of a Public Meeting and Opportunity for Public Comment on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Algae —  September 30, 2015 — Washington, DC

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA will be hosting a public meeting entitled, “Workshop for Public Input on Considerations for Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Algae” on September 30, 2015. The objective of this workshop is …

Protec Takes Unique E15, E85 Approach
August 27, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  Todd Gardner, CEO of Protec Fuel, has more than 30 years in the fuel business. As such, he has been able to launch an interesting model in how they bring more …

In Iowa, Clinton Backs Ethanol as Part of Rural Aid Plan
August 27, 2015 – 10:38 am | No Comment

By Anne Gearan (The Washington Post)  … The Democratic front-runner’s rural aid package contains an endorsement for ethanol, the corn-based fuel additive. Iowa is the world’s largest producer of ethanol, which is at the center of …

Algae Fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock
August 27, 2015 – 9:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is the Earth Room Problem and how is osmotic shock helping us to solve it?
You may have wondered to yourself — at some point between 2009’s Summer of Algae …

Branstad Praises Siouxland Ethanol Plant
August 26, 2015 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Lane  (KTIV)  Governor Branstad stopped by one of Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants Tuesday morning.  … Branstad commended Andersons’ focus on E85 which is used for state vehicles.
“It’s renewable,” said Branstad. “It’s produced from corn …

CEC Biofuels Review on September 18
August 26, 2015 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  Biofuel And Biomethane ‘Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid’  —  The California Energy Commission is planning a Technology Merit Review “to highlight key ingredients for successful development of biofuel and biomethane projects.” …

Reign in the EPA Say Republican Candidates
August 26, 2015 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  The last batch of Republican presidential candidates took the Soapbox stage during the last weekend of the Iowa State Fair.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) took a different approach and …

Farmers Harvest Jet Fuel
August 26, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Holdman  (Bismarck Tribune)  Harvest is underway for North Dakota’s first crop of jet fuel. “Yields are looking pretty good,” said Garret Groves, of Canadian seed producer Agrisoma Biosciences. “We’ve had some stuff we’re really happy …

Grassley Pressures EPA on Biofuel Targets
August 26, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Jason W. Brooks (Newton Daily News)  … U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley spoke with the Newton Daily News about RFS issues in a recent conference call. Grassley said there are number of ways Congress can attempt …

Gabe Corey: EPA Wants to Roll back Biofuel Progress
August 26, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Corey (Battle Creek Enquirer)  Michigan agriculture is driving our economy forward — and ethanol is a major factor in this success.  Ethanol supports more than 22,000 jobs in Michigan, while pumping more than …

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels
August 25, 2015 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Jesse Sokolow (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, or NARA, that is aimed at furthering the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from leftover …

MSW and the Promise of Biotechnology
August 25, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (MSW Management/Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to its progress in achieving zero waste to landfills, the United States is on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic.  —  On average, the …

E85 Available at Lima Station
August 25, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(  Despite industry experts citing little demand, one Lima gas station has begun to sell E85 fuel.  Speedway, at 1875 Harding Highway, installed an E85 pump with two dispensers on May 21, according to an …

Is Cellulosic Biofuel Ready for Prime Time?
August 25, 2015 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Rob Nikolewski (  … Brooke Coleman, executive director at the Advanced Ethanol Council, counters by saying the industry is at an inherent disadvantage compared to oil companies and is ready for prime time.
“Once cellulosic biofuel …

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership
August 25, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to develop new applications for Tyton’s dedicated, non-smoking tobacco crop and the resulting soil amendment, filtration, …

EPA Cannot Quit on RFS
August 25, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)    I’d like to introduce you to some of the people who are proof that good things come when the U.S. EPA and other policymakers in …

Florida Energy Summit — October 14-16, 2015 — Jacksonville, FL
August 25, 2015 – 11:21 am | No Comment
Florida Energy Summit   —  October 14-16, 2015 — Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the JAX Chamber are hosting the 2015 Florida Energy Summit from October 14-16, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida.
As the nation’s third largest consumer of energy, Florida must …

Group Protests Methane Plant in West End
August 25, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Deborah Yetter (Courier-Journal)  A spirited group of protesters marched more than 20 blocks along West Broadway Sunday afternoon to show their opposition to a proposed plant in the area that would produce methane by composting …

E15, E85 at Retail Gas Stations Highlighted at ACE Conference
August 24, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The argument that consumers don’t want E15 because they aren’t asking for it doesn’t ring true with Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol. At …

Butamax, Gevo Settle, Will Work Together on Market Development
August 24, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Butamax/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that they have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute related to …

Christie Supports Fuel Standard
August 24, 2015 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Erin Murphy  (WCF Courier)     Multiple protests made for an eventful 20 minutes during Chris Christie’s turn on The Des Moines Register Political Soapbox stage on Saturday at the Iowa State Fair.
Christie, a Republican …

Medical and Biofuel Advances Possible with New Gene Regulation Tool
August 24, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Los Alamos National Laboratory)  The key is a tunable switch made from a small non-coding RNA molecule that could have value for medical and even biofuel production purposes. — Tunable riboregulator switches for post-translational control of …

Home Heating Oil Industry Using Biodiesel to Revive and Reinvent Itself
August 24, 2015 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The heating oil market is well established along the East Coast with approximately 6.2 million homes relying on it during the winter. But progressive states in that region are …

Glucan Biorenewables: The Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide
August 24, 2015 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Glucan Biorenewables is producing furan derivatives from biomass.  The furfural platform will be used to launch other value-added co-products: 5-hydroxyl-methyl furfural (HMF) and downstream derivatives
The company’s TriVersa Process meets the …

Louis Dreyfus Commodities to Begin Operating New Glycerin Refinery in Q4 2015
August 24, 2015 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Louis Drefus Commodities)   Louis Dreyfus Commodities announced today that it is adding a glycerin refinery to its soybean crushing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, Indiana, with construction expected to be complete by the end …

USDA, TDA Announce Seed Funding to Ignite Agri-Tech Entrepreneurship
August 21, 2015 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Tennessee Department of Agriculture)  The next great business idea just may come from rural Tennessee. USDA Rural Development and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture today announced $220,000 in combined seed funding for a new initiative …

USDA Announces Incentives to Establish Biomass Crops
August 21, 2015 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that enrollment begins today for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass …

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program
August 21, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae.
According to the …

Some Of The Coolest Biofuel Stories Of The Year (So Far)
August 21, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Meagan Parrish (  …It’s always a fun game to see what’s being used to make new fuels — so let’s play it, with a look at some of the coolest biofuel stories to hit the …

Gulf Bay Consulting Applauds Indian Government Decisions Regarding Biodiesel
August 21, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Gulf Bay Consulting/  With the rapid growth of global biodiesel consumption, emerging market countries like India are paving the way for higher usage of sustainable fuels.
According to a recent report published by Economic Times, India …

Clear Air Choice Promotes Ethanol Fuel
August 21, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(WHBL)  If you are old enough, you may remember the old Burma Shave signs that would line a roadway to promote that product a few words at a time. Now the American Lung Association’s Upper Midwest …

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems
August 21, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement …

New Data Shows EPA’s Emissions Model Regarding Ethanol is Flawed
August 21, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  New documents filed with the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. show that the model used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to measure tailpipe emissions inaccurately …

Removing Ethanol from Gas Increases Toxic Emissions
August 21, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  Many gas stations are promoting E0, or gasoline with zero percent ethanol. It not only costs more than regular gasoline which contains 10% ethanol, new data shows it also …

Ethanol: A Love Story
August 20, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Alexander (Floyd County Times)  It’s a timeless story of teenage romance: pledging love, abandoning reason, rebelling against authority. No, this isn’t the plot of a John Hughes movie. Instead, I’m talking about Agriculture …

Minnesota Biodiesel Demand Getting Warmer
August 20, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Representatives of the East Coast home heating fuel market are begging for biodiesel produced in Minnesota.
The state Soybean Growers Association and Research and Promotion Council are hosting a group from …

Cellulosic Ethanol Performance Tests Successful
August 20, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by PJ Griekspoor  (Agri-View)  St. Joseph, Mo., pilot plant completes tests of making cellulosic ethanol that also yields value-added co-products — The prospects for profitable cellulosic ethanol just got a little brighter with the completion of two …

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo — June 20-23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI
August 20, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment
International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo — June 20-23, 2016 — Milwaukee, WI

7 Facts About Attending the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo
You’ll Join More Than 2,000 Professionals Focused on Ethanol
Be a part of the largest gathering of ethanol professionals in the world. The best ethanol industry products …

20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 14-16, 2016 — Portland, OR
August 20, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment
20th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference — June 14-16, 2016 — Portland, OR

For 20 years, the mission of the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) has been to catalyze and enable the implementation of green chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise. Innovation in …

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

The International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and …

Making Tires From a Desert Shrub Found in the U.S.
August 19, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Diane Cardwell (New York Times)  For years, tire industry executives, as well as government officials and scientists, have sought a domestic source for natural rubber to escape the price fluctuations of imports and, more …

Reps. Keith Ripp and Andy Jorgensen: Weakening Renewable Fuel Standard Would Hurt Rural Wisconsin
August 19, 2015 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Reps. Keith Ripp and Andy Jorgensen (Wisconsin State Journal)  … We are proud to support the Renewable Fuel Standard despite the fact that the two of us hail from different political parties.
And we are not the …

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

(Advanced Energy Economy/PR Newswire) Advanced energy business leaders went to the California Capitol building today to express support for Gov. Brown’s energy and climate goals for 2030 and Senate President Pro-tempore Kevin de León’s bill to …

UF/IFAS Researchers Turn Seed into Jet Fuel for Navy and Crops into Cash for Farmers
August 19, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Beverly James (University of Florida)  Imagine jet fuel made from a crop that’s renewable, brings in income and can feed cattle. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found …

From Blueprint to Baler
August 19, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  AGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models.  Name the crop, and AGCO has baled it. Extensive work …

7 Blendwall Busters
August 19, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the infrastructure hold-ups with renewable fuels? What are 7 Blend Wall Busters that can get renewable fuels back into high gear? … Between 13.5 billion gallons and the 36 …

Biodiesel Works for Illinois Animal Agriculture
August 18, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Illinois Soybean Association)  Biodiesel Positively Impacts Poultry and Livestock Farmers’ Bottom Lines — Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the country—but it also works for poultry and livestock farmers by powering their profitability.
That was the …

Poplars Considered as New Source of Biofuel
August 18, 2015 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The Advanced Hardwood Biofuels (AHB) Northwest Project is hoping to build the world’s first biorefinery for trees.  Other trees often grown for harvest, such as Douglas fir and red cedar take 50 years …

California to Be One of the Top Beneficiaries From New Truck Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Rules
August 18, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Success depends on fuel-neutral approach, nationwide uniformity and harmonization … He (Tom Fulks, representing the Diesel Technology Forum, to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials during today’s hearing on …

3rd Science Symposium “Innovation of Science, Nanotechnology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society” — September 17-18, 2015 — Baltimore, MD
August 18, 2015 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
3rd Science Symposium “Innovation of Science, Nanotechnology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society”  — September 17-18, 2015 — Baltimore, MD

The Symposium has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in the areas of science, nanotechnology, human health and environment.
We encourage all students, fellows, technicians, faculty and others …

Turning CO2 Emissions into Plastic with Algae? It May Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds
August 18, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Niina Heikkinen (E&E Climate Wire)  … But ethylene’s ubiquity as a building block in plastics and chemicals masks an underlying environmental cost. The cheap hydrocarbon is made using petroleum and natural gas, and the way …

Help Now Available for Adding E-15 Gas Pumps
August 18, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Dar Danielson (RadioIowa)  Iowa fuel retailers who want to offer the E-15 blend of ethanol can now get help through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s infrastructure program.
Association executive director Monte Shaw says it’s a …

ARPA-E 2016 Energy Innovation Summit — February 29 – March 2, 2016 — National Harbor, MD
August 18, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment
ARPA-E 2016 Energy Innovation Summit — February 29 – March 2, 2016 — National Harbor, MD

As the preeminent energy innovation event, the annual conference gathers a unique audience of technical experts from a variety of disciplines, influential policymakers, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative …

Bio-Based & Renewable Fuels Forum — January 12, 2016 — San Diego, CA
August 18, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Bio-Based & Renewable Fuels Forum — January 12, 2016 — San Diego, CA

The Bio-Based & Renewable Fuels Forum will assemble biodiesel, biofuel, ethanol and renewable natural gas stakeholders, together with agribusiness, financiers, fleet owners, and government decision makers to get the latest on renewable fuels adoption and …

New Opinion Research Shows Biodiesel Matters to Voters in Presidential Election
August 18, 2015 – 10:18 am | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board)  Iowa Biodiesel Board releases data showing 76 percent of voters support expanding biodiesel under Renewable Fuel Standard
As the parade of presidential hopefuls continues at the Iowa State Fair this week, the Iowa …

Meet the Companies Trying to Break our Plastic Addiction
August 17, 2015 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Phil McKenna (Green Biz)  The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Biomass Summit Innovation in Algae Startup Stage — October 1, 2015 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: August 31, 2015
August 17, 2015 – 6:43 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Biomass Summit Innovation in Algae Startup Stage — October 1, 2015 — Washington, DC  DEADLINE: August 31, 2015

The Algae Biomass Organization is excited to offer algae industry entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their businesses directly to investors and financing advisors at this year’s Algae Biomass Summit, being held in Washington, DC, September …

Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable Diesel Retail Availability Expands into Southern California
August 17, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Bloomberg/Globe Newswire)  After a very successful debut in Northern California, Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is now also available to drivers in Southern California at retail stations. Propel Fuels is the first retailer in the world …

Indiana State Fair Runs on Biodiesel
August 17, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Grebner (Brownfield Ag News)  The Indiana State Fair runs on biodiesel.  CountryMark and Co-Alliance are providing all the biodiesel to the state fair shuttles and the antique tractors on the grounds for the …

RFS Has Positive Impact on Rural Nebraska
August 17, 2015 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Eric Kamler Geneva (The Independent/Journal-Star)  This month marks the 10th anniversary since President George W. Bush signed the Renewable Fuel Standard into law. The RFS has spurred billions of dollars in investments in biofuel …

RFA Asks EPA to Provide Relief to Midwest Consumers in Wake of Refinery Outage
August 17, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement in response to the shutdown of the BP 240,000-barrels-per-day refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which has caused gasoline prices to spike …

EPA’s ‘MOVES’ Could Cripple Higher Ethanol Blends
August 17, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … The RFS is very important to our industry, but focusing on it alone, has caused us to take our eye off the dealer. The down card trumps everything …

VIDEO: Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected
August 17, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  “Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while …

New Duke-Led Consortium To Focus On Creating Food And Fuel From Algae
August 17, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Kati Moore (Duke Environment)  Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Kaupe Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of …

Ethanol Plant Essential to Michigan’s Thumb
August 17, 2015 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfields Ag News)  The general manager of POET’s Michigan based ethanol plant says the Caro facility has offset the demise of the automotive industry.
“If you look at the Thumb of Michigan, it …

Ethanol Producers Tackle Blend Wall with Direct Sales
August 17, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A small number of ethanol producers sell E85 and other ethanol blends directly to consumers with on-site blender pumps or, in a few cases, own retail gas stations.
Mitch Miller, …

Researchers Propose 2nd Law of Thermodynamics-Based Process to Select and Develop Microorganisms for Optimal Biofuel Production
August 17, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Researchers at the University of Maryland are proposing a new process to isolate and to direct the evolution of microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass or gaseous CO2 and H2 to biofuels such …

Biochemist Studies Oilseed Plants for Biofuel, Industrial Development
August 17, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Kansas State University)  A Kansas State University biochemistry professor has reached a milestone in building a better biofuel: producing high levels of lipids with modified properties in oil seeds.
Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and …

BESC Creates Microbe that Bolsters Isobutanol Production
August 17, 2015 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Another barrier to commercially viable biofuels from sources other than corn has fallen with the engineering of a microbe that improves isobutanol yields by a factor of 10.
The finding of the …

U Georgia Team Discovers Tungsten in Novel Bacterial Enzyme; Potential for Cellulosic Biofuels
August 17, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  A team at the University of Georgia, Athens led by Distinguished Research Professor Michael Adams has discovered tungsten in what appears to be a novel enzyme in the biomass-degrading thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor …

New Biofuel-Producing Bacteria Discovered
August 17, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Scientists from the University of Maryland will report in the Journal of Theoretical Biology that they have isolated several different strains of bacteria that make high concentrations of biofuels from …

POET Drives $13.5B in Economic Impact in 2014: Report
August 17, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Dakota, POET released its first-ever economic impact study, and reported that in 2014 the company generated a total of $13.5 billion in sales for U.S. businesses; added $5.4 …

Alpena Biorefinery Takes a Sabbatical, as American Process Shifts Testing/Demo Ops to Georgia
August 17, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, American Process has completed replication of its GreenPower+ cellulosic technology at its Thomaston, GA Biorefinery, and has shifted customer feedstock performance evaluation operations to Georgia.
With the shift, the …

Ionic Liquid Pretreatment: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
August 17, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  JBEI has opened up the licensing door for some of their signature ionic liquid pre-treatment technologies:
Long Alkyl Chain Alcohols as Co-solvent, Precipitant, and Extraction Medium in Ionic Liquid Pretreatment (2013-105), a …

Huckabee Defends Biofuels, Digs at Clinton
August 17, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Philip Basher (AgriPulse)  … Huckabee also defended the Renewable Fuel Standard, arguing that it wasn’t hypocritical to be conservative and also support the biofuel usage mandates on refiners. He suggested the government was morally obligated …

Bush Attacks Regulations as He Seeks Iowa Breakout
August 17, 2015 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (AgriPulse)  … Some of the issues, most notably the Renewable Fuel Standard, also can put candidates on the spot between powerful GOP interests.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad brought up the RFS as he accompanied …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals — April 25-28, 2016 — Balitmore, MD DEADLINE: November 20, 2015
August 14, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals —  April 25-28, 2016 — Balitmore, MD  DEADLINE:  November 20, 2015

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology is currently accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations to be presented at the 38th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC). Technical talks and posters make …

EPA’s Plan Puts 1MM Cars-Worth of Emissions Back on the Road: Report
August 14, 2015 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change ethanol blending rules would significantly increase carbon emissions to the equivalent of adding nearly one million more passenger vehicles on …

Pearson Fuels Announces Agreements with Sacramento Metro Stations to Sell E85 Fuel
August 13, 2015 – 10:07 pm | No Comment

(Digital Journal)  Pearson Fuels is announcing its new supply agreements with five additional gas stations in and around the Sacramento metropolitan area. …
Shell 5103 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, CA 95608
Shell 730 29th Street. Sacramento, CA …

Ethanol Safety Seminars — various dates August 17-27, 2015 — various locations in North Dakota
August 13, 2015 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Ethanol Safety Seminars — various dates August 17-27, 2015 — various locations in North Dakota

The Renewable Fuels Association and North Dakota Firefighter’s Association will co-host more than half a dozen free Ethanol Safety Seminars this month across North Dakota. The seminars focus on numerous areas of ethanol safety and …

Door Closing on Tapping into South Carolina’s Wood Waste
August 13, 2015 – 9:59 pm | No Comment

by Sarita Chourey  ( Morning News)   A biofuels company that has been sizing up South Carolina’s wood waste potential will not build a biofuels operation in the state, according to a statement Tuesday from Colorado-based …

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meeting — August 27-28, 2015 — Washington, DC
August 13, 2015 – 9:31 pm | No Comment
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meeting — August 27-28, 2015 — Washington, DC

This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The …

University of Vermont Offers Online Bioenergy Certificate Program
August 11, 2015 – 10:56 pm | No Comment

UVM’s Bioenergy Professional Certificate provides alternative approaches to traditional energy sources in Biofuels, including:

Liquid Biofuels (seed-based biodiesel; bioethanol; algae-biofuels)
Solid Biofuels (wood and grass energy)
Biogas (farm-based energy)

This Certificate Program offers college graduates, farmers, teachers,and entrepreneurs technical exposure to Biofuels science and …

BioEnergy – Biomass to Biofuels Courses — September 18-December 9, 2015 — Burlington, VT
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BioEnergy – Biomass to Biofuels Courses — September 18-December 9, 2015 — Burlington, VT

Registration open for FALL 2015 
1. ONLINE: Bioenergy Professional Certificate via Continuing and Distance Education
2. ON CAMPUS::UVM campus and throughout Vermont. See info below:
Register for Varibale Academic Credit: (2 to 4  College Credits for NR 285 …

OPIS’s 4th Annual LCFS Workshop — December 10-11, 2015 — San Francisco, CA
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OPIS’s 4th Annual LCFS Workshop — December 10-11, 2015 — San Francisco, CA

The new California LCFS starts on January 1, 2016 – Are you prepared?
Changes are coming to California’s fuel market.
Assuming the Air Resources Board’s rulemaking efforts are completed this year, the market will be subject to …

Collective Biodiesel Conference — August 27-30, 2015 — Crestone, CO
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Collective Biodiesel Conference — August 27-30, 2015 — Crestone, CO

The conference will run concurrently with the 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair and is themed “One World, Many Technologies.”
We invite you to come experience rural Colorado beauty, the legacy of the “straw bale building capital …

Energy Conference — September 21-23, 2015 — Des Moines, IA
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Energy Conference — September 21-23, 2015 — Des Moines, IA

CONNECT at THE conference for the business of alternative fuels!
Take advantage of strategic intelligence, tools for growth, and opportunities to learn from regulators, producers, manufacturers, progressive petroleum marketers and business owners.
This is the ONLY energy …

Infocast’s Waste Conversion Development & Finance Summit — September 29-October 1, 2015 — Chicago, IL
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Infocast’s Waste Conversion Development & Finance Summit — September 29-October 1, 2015 — Chicago, IL

A $37 billion annual waste conversion market has been projected, driven by a growing scarcity of land for waste disposal, robust renewable energy and energy security goals, and carbon emissions reduction mandates. Government support in …

8th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West — November 5-6, 2015 — San Francisco, CA
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8th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West — November 5-6, 2015 — San Francisco, CA

REFF-West is the premier West Coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors, and renewable energy executives from across the country since 2008. The conference offers unparalleled networking opportunities allowing you to meet senior …

2015 Bioenergy Field Day — August 27 — Mills River, NC
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2015 Bioenergy Field Day  — August 27 — Mills River, NC

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center — This Field Day is designed to provide a time for researchers to share the latest information of the work being conducted on energy crops in Western NC.  …

FedEx, Southwest Airlines Combine to Buy Entire Jet Fuel Output of Red Rock Biorefinery, through 2024
August 11, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) FedEx joins Southwest Airlines to buy out Red Rock’s entire 8-year jet fuel inventory — key milestone for project construction.  In Colorado, Red Rock Biofuels will produce approximately three million gallons …

Gently Stressing Algae for Higher Lipids
August 11, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Some algae like Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (or “Chlamy,” as it’s known to its large research community) produce energy-dense oils or lipids when stressed, and these lipids can then be converted into fuels. However, …

WSU: New Course Offers Hands-On Training in Bioproducts
August 10, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Maegan Murray (WSU Tri-Cities/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Doctoral student Baran Arslan experienced bioproducts production processes this summer that he formerly had only seen in the lab on the nano scale.
He participated in a new summer …

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Enters Into Agreement With Resources Development of America to Construct and Operate Up to 56 Cellulosic Conversion Plants
August 10, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM) (the “Company”) announced today that it entered into a non-exclusive development agreement with Renewable Resources Development of America, LLC (“RRDA”) for the construction and operation of …