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Renewable Fuels Standard Spurred Ethanol Breakthroughs
September 16, 2014 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Delayne Johnson (Des Moines Register/Quad County Corn Processors)   This month, our company, Quad County Corn Processors, will debut an innovative new technology that promises to make one of Iowa’s signature agricultural products — corn …

University of Tennessee Publishes Learning Materials–Biochar Module for Middle and High School Students AND Online Course for Biomass Procurement Specialist-Switchgrass
September 16, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

The University of Tennessee’s  Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems has published learning materials for students and professionals in their Learning Materials web pages.
Using Biochar as a soil amendmentThe UT conversion team has created an …

Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour October 10, 2014 Knoxville, TN
September 16, 2014 – 4:32 pm | No Comment
Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour   October 10, 2014    Knoxville, TN

During the tour, IBSS will feature Auburn University’s mobile biomass gasifier, demonstrating how to turn biomass into electricity on a small scale.  On Friday, October 10, the tour will stop at the University of Tennessee …

Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour September 30, 2014 Columbus, MS
September 16, 2014 – 4:28 pm | No Comment
Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour    September 30, 2014   Columbus, MS

IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER THE IBSS PARTNERSHIP WILL TAKE TO THE ROAD TO SHOW OFF RESEARCH PROGRESS FROM THE REGIONAL PROGRAM, WHICH IS FOCUSED ON BIOFUEL PRODUCTION IN THE SOUTHEAST!
During the tour, IBSS will …

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D
September 16, 2014 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Zubritsky (NASA)  A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.
Called the Global …

NFR BioEnergy to Develop Bagasse Pellet Projects in Louisiana
September 16, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Office of the Governor Bobby Jindal)  Governor Bobby Jindal and Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy announced the company will make a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 …

Meetings to Examine Biofuel Production
September 16, 2014 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(GSA Business) The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance will host two meetings this week as part of a $150,000 federal grant program aimed at linking economic development officials in Colleton and Clarendon counties with industrial biofuel companies.
The first …

Marion Trash-Sorting Facility Delayed
September 16, 2014 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Fiberight opening pushed later into 2015
Maryland-based Fiberight LLC had expected to begin construction in June on a $15 million facility to grab organic material in garbage to convert into ethanol …

A Looming Cellulosic Feedstock Shortage?
September 16, 2014 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is there really enough affordable feedstock for the next wave? Can growers make enough money to justify the switch…and risk?

It’s not …

Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution for Biodiesel Initiative
September 15, 2014 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel initiative for the city’s existing mass transit diesel vehicles.
Introduced by Stanley Chang, Chair of the …

4 Minutes With…Mike Knauf, CEO, Rivertop Renewables
September 15, 2014 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … A couple of years ago, the combination of a great lifestyle and a highly promising technology lured Mike Knauf to the Bitterroot Mountains and to Rivertop Renewables.
You probably know him …

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 9-11, 2015 Oxon Hill, MD
September 15, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit      February 9-11, 2015   Oxon Hill, MD

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit brings together the very best minds in business, academia, and government to advance cutting-edge technologies that could fundamentally change the way we generate, use and store energy.
The 2015 Summit will …

Carbon Accounting and Vehicle Fuels: A Research Update September 18, 2014 Washington, DC
September 15, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
Carbon Accounting and Vehicle Fuels: A Research Update     September 18, 2014   Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining recent research regarding the carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of transportation fuels, such as crude oil and ethanol. The panel will also consider …

The Changing Course of the Brazilian Elections September 16, 2014 Washington, DC
September 12, 2014 – 11:30 am | No Comment
The Changing Course of the Brazilian Elections    September 16, 2014   Washington, DC

Viewed from the start by leading pollsters and analysts as the most difficult election to predict since the reinstatement of democracy in Brazil in the mid-1980s, next month’s presidential race will likely be resolved between …

USU Researchers Blazing Trails with Car Fueled by Algae, Safflower Seeds
September 12, 2014 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Mike Anderson (Deseret News)  Utah State University researchers are using the Bonneville Salt Flats to market what they believe is the fuel of the future: a biofuel made with algae and safflower seeds.
For some, salt is …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida DEADLINE: Young Researchers Forum and General Presentations–Unclear;
September 9, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida  DEADLINE:  Young Researchers Forum and General Presentations–Unclear;

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research systems of Green Chemistry during Sep 14-16, 2015 Florida, USA.
Green Chemistry-2015 takes immense pleasure to invite you all to be a …

2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida
September 9, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry     September 14-16, 2015 Florida

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research systems of Green Chemistry during Sep 14-16, 2015 Florida, USA.
Green Chemistry-2015 takes immense pleasure to invite you all to be a …

ACI’s 4th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Conference 2015 February 25-26 San Antonio, TX
September 9, 2014 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
ACI’s 4th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Conference 2015     February 25-26     San Antonio, TX

ACI’s 4th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Conference 2015 will explore commercial aspects of carbon dioxide applications in several industries such as chemical, oil & gas, power and cultivation. The conference will evaluate potential benefits and challenges of investments …

6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit February 3-5, 2015 New Orleans, LA
September 9, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment
6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit    February 3-5, 2015    New Orleans, LA

Infocast’s 6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit debuts in New Orleans, LA, co-located with informEx for the first time to provide attendees with unparalleled networking capabilities  and access to exhibitors. Bio-based tech start-ups, brand owners, chemical majors, …

Is Algae the Future of Fuel?
September 9, 2014 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Chase Ezell (Earth911)  … Currently most of those emissions are being emitted directly into our outdoor environment. Now what if there was a way to capture those emissions, use photosynthesis and turn the byproduct into usable fuels? Still …

The President’s Biggest Enemy
September 9, 2014 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (The Hill/Biotechnology Industry Organization)  President Obama’s bold vision to transition the nation to a cleaner energy future is about to be derailed by one of his most potent adversaries: himself.
To the great …

USDA Develops Switchgrass with Bigger Yield, More Biofuel
September 9, 2014 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com) Researchers working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a variety of switchgrass that produces bigger yields and more biofuel. Rob Mitchell with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in …

Alabama Gets First-In-World Carbon-Negative Algae Biofuel
September 9, 2014 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica)   …What you do is you take long, durable plastic bags, fill them with a nutrient-rich growing medium (wastewater, in this case), throw in some algae, and let sunlight work its magic. The …

Extending Ethanol Into the South: Protec Fuel Introduces E15 to Major Metro Areas, Adds more E85
September 9, 2014 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(CSP Daily News/CSPNet.com)  A multiphase rollout of ethanol blends is taking place over the next several months in the South, as ethanol distributor Protec Fuel seeks to bolster the availability of E85 and introduce E15 …

On the Mend: Why INEOS Bio Isn’t Producing Ethanol in Florida
September 8, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The INEOS Bio cellulosic ethanol plant in Vero Beach, Florida officially opened last year but has been reporting only spotty production of ethanol in the EPA’s EMTS transaction system for …

Fighting Va. Flooding Linked to Rising Seas Will Be Complicated, Costly
September 8, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Rex Springston (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Panel assessing rising seas holds first meeting, discusses action plan
Col. Paul B. Olsen, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District, showed a slide of Holland Island.
The once-populated spot in …

VIII Annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference: Report
September 8, 2014 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It was fitting that the VIII annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference took place in the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
The …

$60M Biomass Plant to Tap into Lafourche Bagasse
September 8, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(New Orleans City Business)  A Lafourche Parish mill will be the site of a $60 million biochemical facility that will turn the waste product of the sugar refining process into a useable product.
Virdia Inc. announced …

Funding Available for Projects Reducing Transportation-Related Emissions in North Carolina
September 8, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center ) Third call includes up to $1,300,000 available to award.
The North Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at N.C. State University has announced a final request for proposals for over …

E15 Expanding Across the Southern U.S.
September 8, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel)  Protec Fuel to Bring Dozens of E15, E85 Stations to Metro Areas
The South will soon welcome E15 to its part of the country, along with more E85. Protec Fuel is joining forces with …

USDA Announces Loan Guarantee to Help Innovative Company Turn Waste Into Renewable Jet Fuel
September 8, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  $105 Million loan guarantee provided through the Biorefinery Assistance Program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has closed on a loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC to build a biorefinery …

4 Minutes With…Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
September 8, 2014 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you’ve known her as the globe-trotting CEO of LanzaTech — managing an enterprise based in Chicago, with lab operations (and historic ties to) in New Zealand, and progressing towards scale-up …

Virent to Expand Demo Plant Capabilities to Scale Plant-Based Paraxylene
September 8, 2014 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Virent)  Virent announced today that The Coca-Cola Company is making an additional investment in the company’s development and commercialization of its bio-based paraxylene, BioFormPX™. This investment will enable Virent to scale up separation and purification …

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY Opens, as Fantasy Becomes Real
September 8, 2014 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) POET-DSM’s 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens with hoopla, and heartfelt messages about the spirit of innovation, and a time for technology change and policy firmness.
“Once, we all lived …

2 New Type Ethanol Plants to Open in Iowa
August 29, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(AP/AgriNews)  A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin soon as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels.
Iowa has two major cellulosic plants under construction that will use corn plant …

New Orleans Entrepreneur Pushing Technology to Chemically Manufacture Oil: Meet Our Reader Vote Winner
August 29, 2014 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Mark Waller (New Orleans Times Picayune) For Brandon Iglesias, there wasn’t a specific moment of revelation. Unlike some entrepreneurs, he didn’t spot a glaring gap in an industry and move in to solve the problem. …

The Three ‘F Words’ Repeated Again and Again
August 29, 2014 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Tim Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Just a few days ago the National Conference of State Legislatures convened policymakers from across the country in Minneapolis. Several thousand legislators, legislative committee staffers and other interested observers of …

DOE Awards $3.5 Million to Cellana for Algal Biofuels
August 28, 2014 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels…
Cellana, LLC, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was selected to receive the $3.5 …

Export Exchange 2014™ October 20-22 Seattle, WA
August 28, 2014 – 3:39 pm | No Comment
Export Exchange 2014™    October 20-22  Seattle, WA

More than 180 international buyers and end-users are expected Oct. 20-22, 2014, in Seattle, Washington – eager to meet and build relationships with more than 300 domestic suppliers in attendance – over two days of …

Iowa Ag Secy Bill Northey On Corn, RFS
August 28, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  There are two big topics during the Farm Progress Show this year: the corn crop and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During the show, I had the opportunity to speak with …

First Ionic Liquid Made from Plant Waste
August 28, 2014 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by James Urquhart (Chemistry World)  Ionic liquids – salts that are liquid at room temperature – could potentially be made more cheaply and greenly by recycling by-products from biofuel production processes, according to US researchers. These …

USDA REAP Sinks $3.4 Billion into Rural Economies
August 28, 2014 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine) Though the USDA Rural Energy for America Program has been hugely successful since it was first implemented in the 2002 Farm Bill, numerous changes have been implemented over the years in …

JBEI GT Collection: A New Resource for Advanced Biofuels Research
August 28, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Joint BioEnergy Institute/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute have unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. The idea behind …

EPA Official Admits RFS Process Taking Longer Than it Should
August 28, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Spencer Chase (Agri-Pulse.com) An official with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) that the renewable fuels standard (RFS) is still important to the agency despite the …

Wisconsinites Like Ethanol in the Gasoline
August 28, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

( Brownfield Ag News for America) The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says a recent statewide opinion poll shows Badger State citizens support the use of ethanol in gasoline by a 2-to-1 margin.  The poll conducted …

Surface-to-Air: How Vertimass Might Shatter Conventional Yields in Alcohol-to-Jet Fuels
August 28, 2014 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Saturated E10 ethanol markets; unmet demand in aviation biofuels: can Vertimass’ technology provide the bridge?
… After all, if you dehydrate ethanol (that is, remove the water, H2O), what you have is …

Marsha Folsom Bringing Bamboo to Bama
August 26, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Tiffeny Owens (Cullman Times)  On Friday, the former Alabama First Lady shared how her company, Resource Fiber, plans to make the Asian plant the state’s new cash crop at the Cullman Area Chamber of …

4 Minutes with…Marc Verbruggen, CEO, NatureWorks
August 26, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … NatureWorks manufactures Ingeo, a bio-plastic (PLA) made from plants, in a large plant in Nebraska.  We sell Ingeo worldwide in a large variety of applications based on the 3P-value principle: …

Genera Energy Releases Biomass Infographic
August 25, 2014 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

(Genera Energy)  Infographic highlights a variety of biomass feedstocks, provides insight into choosing the right solution for any biomass project
Genera Energy, a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock supply advancements and supply chain improvements, released …

John Deere and Hillco Technologies Introduce Single Pass Round Bale System
August 25, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(John Deere)  Hillco Technologies, Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. The Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System …

One Man’s Trash Turns into Fuel
August 25, 2014 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Jeff DeYoung (Iowa Farmer Today)  Mike Greenfield has more than 80 percent of his corn residue contracted to DuPont for use in the company’s cellulosic ethanol plant.
If he had his way, all of it would …

Grants Help Develop Sorghum Feedstock Program in California
August 22, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Now, grant money has been awarded to three California ethanol plants to develop a sorghum feedstock program. Calgren Renewable Fuels, Aemetis Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Inc. each received a $3 million matching grant …

Clean Diesel and Diesel Electric Hybrids Add Green Cred and Street Cred to the Daily Commute
August 22, 2014 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Today 21 percent of all diesel buses in operation are diesel electric hybrids. These buses improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. By allowing for a smaller diesel engine to work alongside a …

Gevo Boosts Revs in Q2, but Losses Widen; Aims for Break-Even at Luverne by Year End
August 21, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The increase in revenue during 2014 is primarily a result of the production and sale of ethanol and distiller’s grains of $5.5 million following the transition of the Luverne …

Expanding Horizons 2014 September 23 Trenton, NJ
August 15, 2014 – 9:32 pm | No Comment
Expanding Horizons 2014   September 23   Trenton, NJ

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will conduct a workshop for U.S. small to medium size businesses- in Trenton, NJ on September 23rd- the latest in the highly-successful Expanding Horizons series that helps businesses learn …

Biodiesel Training for Diesel Technicians September 11, 2014 Arlington, VA
August 15, 2014 – 8:51 pm | No Comment
Biodiesel Training for Diesel Technicians   September 11, 2014   Arlington, VA

You’re invited to this specialized biodiesel training for diesel mechanics. This course will provide in-depth information on: fuel quality, vehicle maintenance, and engine performance.
Most diesel fuel sold in the U.S. contains 1-5% biodiesel. Do you …

MSW to Biofuels and Bio-products Summit October 6-7, 2014 Orlando, FL
August 15, 2014 – 7:58 pm | No Comment
MSW to Biofuels and Bio-products Summit   October 6-7, 2014   Orlando, FL

The 4th Annual MSW to Biofuels and Bio-products Summit is the premiere forum for companies with MSW conversion capabilities.  With over 200 attendees expected to attend, a great number of municipalities and 30 + leading …

ABLCNext 2014: The Next: Technologies, Feedstocks, Business Models, Products and Markets November 10-12, 2014 San Francisco, CA
August 15, 2014 – 7:09 pm | No Comment
ABLCNext 2014: The Next: Technologies, Feedstocks, Business Models, Products and Markets     November 10-12, 2014   San Francisco, CA

The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Series has become one of the largest gatherings of Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials Operating Company CEOs and senior executives, strategic partners, financiers, equity analysts, policymakers and industry suppliers in …

SXSWEco October 6-8, 2014 Austin, TX
August 15, 2014 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
SXSWEco  October 6-8, 2014   Austin, TX

SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens …

2014 Biofuels Financial Conference: Climate of Opportunity August 27-28 Bloomington, MN
August 15, 2014 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
2014 Biofuels Financial Conference:  Climate of Opportunity   August 27-28   Bloomington, MN

The biofuels production landscape is changing fast, and the most successful plants are watching for ways to reinvest profits and help their facilities evolve, says John Christianson, CPA and Partner at Christianson & Associates, PLLP, …

7th Annual Airports Going Green Conference November 3-5, 2014 Chicago, IL
August 15, 2014 – 6:41 pm | No Comment
7th Annual Airports Going Green Conference     November 3-5, 2014   Chicago, IL

The Airports Going Green Conference is the industry’s leading sustainability forum, bringing together aviation sustainability leaders, experts, and innovators from around the world. Session topics include airport, tenant, and stakeholder collaboration strategies; innovations in renewable energy and …

State Scrambles to Save Old Town Pulp Mill, 200 Jobs
August 15, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Susan Sharon (MPBN News)  ”Effective immediately all Old Town mill operations will be indefinitely suspended.” That was the message employees at the Old Town Fuel and Fiber Co. received Wednesday evening. The written statement …

Greens Launch Pro-Republican Push
August 15, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  … The Environmental Defense Action Fund is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign to aid green-minded Republicans in the midterm elections, part of a longer-term effort to find GOP partners on priorities …

Innovations in PLA Technology: Review of OBIC Webinar
August 15, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a polyester derived from renewable raw materials such as corn, cassava (tapioca) and other plants. Compared to other bio-based polymers (such as PET, PE) PLA …

Cool Planet to Award Contract for $56 Million Biofuels Plant in Alexandria
August 15, 2014 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jennifer Larino (NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune )  Cool Planet Energy Systems, a Colorado energy startup that aims to turn woodchips and other organic waste into gasoline as well as a crop-boosting soil enhancer, says it has …

Proposed City of Chicago Ethanol Ordinance Would be a Step in the Right Direction
August 14, 2014 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Michael Wang and Jennifer Dunn (Huffington Post/Argonne National Laboratory)  … A proposed City of Chicago ordinance that would require most gas stations to offer E15 fuel – 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline – is …

Grant for Ethanol Plant to be Matched
August 14, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Katherine Johnson (Progress-Index)  City Council has adopted the Vireol performance agreement, which is a matching funds grant for $250,000 for the firm that has opened a long-delayed ethanol plant in Hopewell.
City Manager Mark Haley …

Keystone Farm Show January 6-8, 2015 York, PA
August 13, 2014 – 8:12 pm | No Comment
Keystone Farm Show   January 6-8, 2015    York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to address the needs of agrimarketers in the Mid-Atlantic area, the show has nearly tripled in …

VIDEO: Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future
August 13, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals …

International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics August 10-12, 2015 San Francisco, CA
August 13, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics  August 10-12, 2015  San Francisco, CA

OMICS Group proudly invites all the participants across the globe to its International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Biopastics  going to be held  during August 10-12, 2015 in San Francisco, USA
Theme of the  Conference   Biopolymers …

Bio Revolution America Uses Crowdfunding
August 13, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Crowdfunding is coming to biofuels. On August 3, 2014, Bio Revolution America launched a 45 dayIndiegogo crowdfunding campaign to fund its biofuels projects in Appalachia and within one week is reporting reaching 30 percent …

RFS Announcement May Not Come until after November Elections
August 13, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  As the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) rule continues to work its way through the interagency review process in Washington, there are now indications that it may not be …

Poet-DSM Plans to Celebrate Opening Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Emmetsburg Sept. 3
August 13, 2014 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Poet-DSM plans to celebrate the opening of its Emmetsburg cellulosic ethanol plant, called Project Liberty, Sept. 3.
The $250 million project will use 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husk …

RFA Making Inroads in Motorcycle Education
August 13, 2014 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Concluding the sixth year of sponsorship at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the Buffalo Chip Campground, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) believes they are making some real headway in getting …

U.S. Trade Rep Tours Biodiesel Leader’s Family Farm, Discusses RFS Threats
August 13, 2014 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board)  Argentine biodiesel imports could reverse domestic energy progress
Hosting a U.S. Trade Representative on his family farm outside Des Moines, Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, took the opportunity to …

USDA Funds Bio-Energy Research in Central CT
August 13, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. )  Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on …

President Carter Calls for Carbon Tax at Aspen Renewable Energy Conference
August 13, 2014 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Eli Stokols (KDVR.com)  President Jimmy Carter called a tax on carbon emissions “the only reasonable approach” to combating climate change during an appearance here Tuesday, but lamented that even piecemeal actions are unlikely to …

Kansas Ethanol Plant to Co-Locate Renewable Diesel Facility On-Site
August 13, 2014 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC plans to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kan., using distillers corn oil from the ethanol process and other feedstocks, the company announced late …

A Biodiesel Family Affair
August 12, 2014 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Renwicks of South Carolina, owners of Winnsboro-based Midlands Biofuels, persevere through the biodiesel industry’s instability with ingenuity, passion and teamwork. This is their story.
What do an emergency room medical …

New Co-chairs Selected to Lead Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel
August 12, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  James Anderson helped work his way through college behind the wheel of a diesel semi-truck, where he became interested in biodiesel. He began to wonder if he could contribute to the body …

Co-defendent in Bio-Fuel Scam Pleads Guilty
August 12, 2014 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

by Hugh R. Morley  (The Record/NorthJersey.com)   … A Ridgewood businesswoman has pleaded guilty to a charge that she took part in a $100 million biofuel fraud as a top executive of two Bergen County alternative-energy …

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards
August 12, 2014 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President’s …

Geismar Biofuel Plant Getting $15 Million Investment
August 12, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Ted Griggs (The Advocate)   Renewable Energy Group plans to spend $15 million in the next 12 months on the company’s Geismar facility, which makes diesel from animal fat.
“Some of that you’d probably consider just …

Virent Receives EPA Registration for BioForm® Gasoline
August 12, 2014 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(Virent) Registered Fuel Can Now be Used in On-Highway Motor Vehicles
Virent announced it has successfully received fuel registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its BioForm® Gasoline in blends of up to 45%. As a registered …

Rolling Back the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014: The RINs Market Rings the Bell Again
August 12, 2014 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois)  The EPA is apparently going to finalize 2014 RFS rules in the near future.  This will at least temporarily bring the tumultuous process to an end that started with …

Past FEW Scholarship Winner Now Consultant
August 12, 2014 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Nick Bowdish, currently an ethanol industry consultant, was one of six scholarship winners in 2006.The students, who came from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Missouri, all attended the event and posed …

The Impact of Ethanol Production on the North Dakota Agricultural Retail Industry
August 12, 2014 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Richard Taylor and Won W. Koo   (Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies North Dakota State University)  … The first immediate impact of ethanol was increased agricultural commodity prices. In 2005, the corn price averaged $2.00 per bushel. …

Poll Shows Wisconsinites Support Use of Ethanol in Gasoline
August 12, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  Drivers in the Badger State say they favor the use of ethanol in fuel by a 2 to 1 margin. That’s according to the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, which said a recent …

Ernst Pushes Iowa TV Stations to Pull Renewable Fuels ad, Calling It Deliberately Misleading
August 11, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst defended her support for the renewable fuels standard today and pushed six Iowa TV stations to pull an ad that her campaign claims …

SIC Officials Hoping to Offer Biofuel Certification
August 11, 2014 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Nick Mariano  (The Southern Illinoisan)  A Southern Illinois college is hoping to offer the first national certification in the country for training in biofuels processing, the instructor for the program said Tuesday.
Southeastern Illinois College …

Increasing Ethanol Plant Throughput
August 11, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Syngenta’s Enogen corn trait technology is the first genetically modified output trait in corn specifically for the ethanol industry and in the past two years since it has been released the …

Building a Long Term, Sustainable Supply Chain for Cellulosic Biofuels Industry
August 11, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) On Tuesday, July 15 2014, Biofuels Digest hosted a webinar discussing creating sustainable supply chains for cellulosic biofuels – a germane issue that will ultimately determine the commercial viability …

Brazil’s GOL to Start International Flights using Newly-Certified Amyris/Total Renewable Jet Fuel
August 11, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Less than a month after approval for commercial use by fuel certification body ASTM International, Brazilian carrier GOL has announced it is to begin flying with blended farnesane renewable jet fuel developed by the …

Reaching out in D.C.
August 8, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)   …. But, when the Iowans visited Washington recently a few of them also spoke with members of Congress and congressional staffers from non-ag regions in an effort to educate …

Ripe for Ethanol Innovations: Midlands Research Is Boosting Value of Corn Distillation Process
August 8, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard  (Omaha World-Herald)  It starts out as freeze-dried fungus or bacteria from Denmark and ends up being one of the key ingredients in what some are calling Nebraska’s and Iowa’s shot at the …

Export Opportunities for Ethanol and DDGs
August 8, 2014 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  U.S. exports of ethanol totaled 59.9 million gallons (mg) in June, up 13% from the seven-month low in May, according to a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of government data, and the …

Local Corn To Ethanol Fuel Helping Consumers
August 8, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kayla Vanover  (WBKO)  … ”Ethanol being 105-octane, you can blend it was 84-octane base gasoline and get your 87-octane. That is going to make gasoline cheaper because ethanol is cheaper than gas,” said Mick Henderson, General …

Retailer Roundtable: Giving People the Choice of Higher Blends
August 8, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Much discussion of the E10 blend wall was to be found at the 2014 American Coalition of Ethanol conference. The last day of events began with retailers who were …

Purdue Research: Cover Crops Make Stover More Sustainable, Profitable
August 8, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Lindsey Alexander  (Purdue University)  Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at the same time potentially increase their …

Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops
August 8, 2014 – 11:55 am | One Comment

(University of Illinois  College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences/EurekAlert!)  If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as the next …