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Algenol Wins Global Energy Award
December 17, 2014 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algenol Biofuels has been named the recipient of the 2014 Global Energy Award for Industry Leadership in Biofuels, presented by PLATTS Global Energy Awards. PLATTS, a global provider of information for the …

BP Said Planning to Close US Cellulosic Operation by End-1Q 2015
December 11, 2014 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  BP Plc (BP/) plans to close down its U.S. cellulosic operation by the end of next year’s first quarter, according to a person familiar with the development.
The business was part of …

Process Converts Human Waste into Rocket Fuel
December 11, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

Brad Buck  (University of Florida)  Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste — yes, that kind — into …

Viesel Develops Continuous Enzymatic Biodiesel Process
December 11, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Brent Chrabas (Viesel Fuel LLC/Biodiesel Magazine)  In collaboration with Tactical Fabrication of Dublin, Georgia, and Novozymes of Denmark, a novel biodiesel production technology developed by Viesel Skunk Works LLC will soon be offered commercially. …

Not Broken, Don’t Fix It: Why Congress Should Refrain from RFS Reform
December 10, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by James C. Greenwood (The Hill/Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to issue a final 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and other missteps are being misinterpreted or misconstrued as a …

Plant Expansions Fueled by Shale Gas Boom to Boost Greenhouse Gas, Toxic Air Emissions
December 10, 2014 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Talla Buford (The Center for Public Integrity)  … By 2018, the land (Stacey) Ryan and other holdouts have fought to keep will be consumed by an $8.1 billion ethane cracker and a multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

All I Need is the Air That I Breathed: Microbial Dairies Using CO2, Sunlight and Water
December 5, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Take CO2, add water and an energy source: voila, Fuels & Chemicals from Microbial Dairies.  We revisit 3 top practitioners of the art and one outlier, and their progress.

There are a …

New Ethanol Gas Pumps Open in Fort Myers
December 4, 2014 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Brittany Weiner (ABC-7)  Lee County is now home to one of the first ethanol gas stations in Florida.  The higher-octane gas is cheaper and better for the environment, but we found local mechanics who …

Gevo Signs Letter of Intent With Highlands EnviroFuels to License Isobutanol Technology for Florida Plant
November 25, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Plant to Convert Sugar Cane and Sweet Sorghum to 20-25 Million Gallons Per Year of Isobutanol
Gevo, Inc.(Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced today that Highlands EnviroFuels, LLC (“Highlands”) has signed …

4 Minutes with…Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, CAAFI
November 21, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … To complement the efforts of our Sponsors and CAAFI Executive Director Steve Csonka my focus is on implementing State initiatives on the East Coast in partnership with USDA / DOE …

BioPlastics: The Re-Invention of Plastics via Renewable Chemicals January 28-30, 2015 Miami, FL
October 20, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
BioPlastics: The Re-Invention of  Plastics via Renewable Chemicals     January 28-30, 2015   Miami, FL

It’s Time…to Refresh our Understanding of BioPlastics!!!
After decades of slow development & commercial acceptance, the last 5-10 years have witnessed the spirit of innovation in the field of chemicals/polymers in a manner similar to the …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Auditor Course December 1-3, 2014 Miami, Florida
October 20, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Auditor Course  December 1-3, 2014    Miami, Florida

Are you interested to learn how biomaterial sustainability certification works? Or do you want to become an RSB auditor to go out and verify the sustainability of any feedstock world-wide? Then join us for the upcoming …

Brighter Brights and More Sustainable Whites
October 14, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Broadening the sources and uses for cellulosic ethanol.
As we reported yesterday (October 6, 2014)  in the Digest, DuPont and Procter & Gamble, announced a collaboration to use cellulosic ethanol in …

Airlines Fly the Skies on a Sugar High
October 14, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Amy Yee (The New York Times)  The red-and-white Boeing 737 looked like any other plane on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport. But on a clear day last July, the plane became the first …

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2
October 10, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why?
Part I of II
There’s a …

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale
October 2, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae a commercial crop for feed, fuel and pharma, soon?
This week at the Algae Biomass Summit, …

Mike Breen Headlines 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit
October 1, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Operation Free)  Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen Highlights Need for Expanded Sources of Renewable Energy
Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen spoke at the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit. During his …

Lufthansa Operates Commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement
September 30, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Following its recent approval by international fuel standards body ASTM, the sugar-based biofuel developed by the Total oil group and US-based biotech company Amyris was used by Lufthansa on a commercial flight from …

Proterro and Bunge To Conduct Pilot Study in Brazil of Proterro’s Sucrose-production Technology
September 25, 2014 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Proterro/BusinessWire)  Biofeedstock company Proterro and Bunge Global Innovation, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited (Bunge), will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose-production technology in Brazil.
Under a joint …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria
August 7, 2014 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel for …

Algae’s Secret Investor Trims the Sails: Reliance Re-Ups Algenol, Algae.Tec, Drops Aurora Algae
August 4, 2014 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Though neither Reliance, Algenol nor Aurora Algae have agreed to go on the record and comment on the state of relations, we can now report that the Digest has learned …

First International Commercial Flight Completed with Newly Approved Amyris-Total Aviation Biofuel
August 1, 2014 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  GOL Airlines Flight from Orlando to Sao Paulo First to Use Sugarcane-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel
On July 31, Amyris partnered with Brazilian airline, GOL, to fly the industry’s first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable …

Bioenergy Education Program Comes to SFSC This Fall
July 18, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(South Florida State College)  Beginning this fall, South Florida State College (SFSC) will offer a Bioenergy Education Program to provide students with a foundation of environmental sciences and renewable energy.
With a rising interest in green …

Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference September 11-12, 2014 Miami, FL
July 11, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference     September 11-12, 2014    Miami, FL

This event gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas. Building on the outstanding success of the Kingsman events in Dubai and Asia-Pacific, this is a regional …

Algenol’s Algae-Based Biofuel: The Next Generation in Renewable Energy
July 9, 2014 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

by Jenna Iacurci (Nature World News) Algenol, an up-and-coming company that specializes in algae-based biofuels, has developed and perfected its revolutionary technology, likely securing its spot as the next generation’s leader in renewable energy.
In collaborating …

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho
July 9, 2014 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy experts say Idaho is well positioned to follow the leaders with a small facility that …

Brazilian Airline GOL to Make First International Commercial Flights With Newly Approved Amyris-Total Aviation Biofuel
July 9, 2014 – 10:46 am | No Comment

(Amyris/GlobeNewsWire)  International Flights From Florida to Sao Paulo Using Sugarcane-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel Support GOL Environmental Performance Objectives
Amyris (Nasdaq:AMRS) has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL (NYSE:GOL) to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, the …

After False Start, Biofuels Industry May Yet Impact Highlands County
June 17, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today) SEBRING — Three years ago, Highlands County was on the cusp of a bio boom time with hundreds of jobs looming in construction, agriculture and technology with buzz words such as …

The I-75 Biofuels Corridor: Now, the World’s Longest
June 12, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Complete this summer — this 1786-mile stretch of American interstate highway aims to offer the longest all-biofuels driving experience on the planet.  B20, E85? Here are the need-to-knows.
This week across six US …

Walking a Rough Road to a World Free of Non-Renewable Sources of Energy: Memories of 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo
May 27, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

By Dan Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine a world without non-renewable energy sources, where we just use sun, wind, and biomass to generate our electricity for industries and homes, and fuel for transportation. Is it …

Fortunately, Unfortunately: Pathways and Barriers to Algae Biofuels at Scale
May 27, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think algae biofuels are real and near? Or, think it’s a promotional scheme for attracting finance for nutraceuticals and academic bridges-to-nowhere?  The barriers might be more, or less, daunting than …

Cheaper Renewable Fuels: Is Algae the Missing Ingredient?
May 27, 2014 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Lozanova (Triple Pundit) … “Not all algae can be lumped together,” says Paul Woods, CEO of Algenol, a biotechnology company that produces ethanol and other fuels. “There are lots of [algae-based biofuel] programs that use …

Company that Makes Biofuel from Weeds Considers Move to Volusia
May 12, 2014 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Clayton Park  (Daytona Beach News-Journal) A South Dakota company that has developed a way to convert pond weeds into ethanol fuel is looking to relocate to either Volusia County or Houston, Texas.

The Volusia County Council …

Puckett Attendance Center Will Produce Biodiesel in the Classroom with Renewable Energy Equipment
May 8, 2014 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Puckett Attendance Center has chosen the B-60 Biodiesel processor as their hands-on educational tool to demonstrate to students how to produce renewable energy. “The students will process recycled oil they collect into …

UF/IFAS Researchers Target Eucalyptus as Source of Fuel for Biomass Production
May 7, 2014 – 8:47 pm | No Comment

(University of Florida)  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.
Joe Sagues, director …

Proterro Reaches Sugar-Making Milestones
April 25, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Proterro/Biomass Magazine)  “Proterro has reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones,” CEO Kef Kasdin recently reported at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference.
Updating attendees on Proterro’s progress in developing an affordable, clean sugar feedstock for biofuels and …

For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution
April 25, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Paul Woods (Algenol/Renewable Energy World)  …  When it comes to fuel production, climate change is a crucial issue that cannot be avoided. In the U.S., 3,600 million metric tons of CO2 are emitted from stationary …

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?
April 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be just what the market needs.
Corn …

Sunshine Biofuels Offers Drop-in, “Spill Safe” and Biodegradable Marine Diesel Fuel
April 2, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(Sunshine Biofuels/PR WEB) The company now brings replacement fuel for marine diesel that can save thousands of dollars per week and effectively reduce environmental impact.
Sunshine Biofuels now offers a replacement fuel for marine diesel and fuel …

IMSA Green Alternative Fuels Lauded by DOE, EPA
March 15, 2014 – 11:53 pm | No Comment

Leaders from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined top executives from the automobile and fuel industries Saturday at Sebring International Raceway to praise the International Motor Sports …

$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie To Reach Final Four
March 13, 2014 – 11:35 pm | No Comment

(University of Maryland/Yahoo! News)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States …

Cellulosic Ethanol Fights for Life
March 13, 2014 – 12:47 am | No Comment

by Mark Peplow (Nature)  Pioneering biofuel producers hope that US government largesse will ease their way into a tough market.
…Thousands of tonnes of corn stover — the leaves, stalks and husks left over after the maize …

The Sugar Producers
March 12, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sweetwater Energy and Proterro, two companies using widely different approaches, aim for low-cost sugar that may give today’s corn ethanol plants a glide path into advanced ethanol production. They’re …

Algae Biomass Organization Hails New Publication that Identifies Most Promising Locations for Commercial Algae Production Projects
March 11, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Analysis can reduce time, cost associated with site development
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today (March 10, 2014) lauded a new publication from the Pacific Northwest …

Team Converts Sugarcane to a Cold-Tolerant, Oil-Producing Crop
March 4, 2014 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Diana Yates (University of Illinois)  A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane’s geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.
These are …

Proterro Wins Key Notice of Allowance for its Photobioreactor from USPTO
February 24, 2014 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Photobioreactor is a key innovation in Proterro’s patented sugar-making process now deployed at the company’s pilot plant in Orlando, Florida
In New Jersey, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has …

Why the Promise of Cheap Fuel from Super Bugs Fell Short
February 6, 2014 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

by Martin LaMonica (MIT Technology Review)  The sell-off of synthetic biology pioneer LS9 goes to show that making biofuels from genetically engineered microbes has yet to deliver economically.

LS9 had hoped to be selling diesel to …

36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals April 28-May 1, 2014 Clearwater Beach, FL
February 6, 2014 – 4:41 pm | No Comment
36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals  April 28-May 1, 2014   Clearwater Beach, FL

Don’t miss the 36th SBFC in Clearwater Beach, Fl! This year’s Symposium will be held April 28-May 1 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach in Florida.   The SBFC provides an excellent opportunity to network and engage …

Porsche Wins First IMSA Green Racing Challenge at Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
January 26, 2014 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Porsche 911 (running as #911),fielded by Porsche North America,  and driven by Porsche works drivers Richard Leitz, Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet, won not only the GTLM class …

Green Racing Challenge Is Back
January 25, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

By Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Green Racing 2.0 was announced today just before the start of the Rolex 24 Hour Race at Daytona International Speedway. Scott Atherton, President and COO of the race’s sanctioning …

Future of Green Racing Looks Bright
January 25, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  When the organizers of the American Le Mans Series announced the merger with NASCAR’s GRAND-AM series, we noted that the future of green racing was uncertain.  GRAND-AM vehicles never …

Low-Cost Biodiesel Production
January 15, 2014 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As federal biodiesel policy uncertainty rises, low-cost biodiesel production with new technologies to allow processing of cheaper, lower quality feedstocks, is paramount. Biodiesel Magazine provides a cross-section of new technologies …

Commercializing Enzymatic Biodiesel Production
January 6, 2014 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Hobden (Viesel Fuel LLC/Biodiesel Magazine)  Viesel Fuel, in collaboration with Novozymes and Tactical Fabrication, has developed and implemented a biodiesel production process using enzymes to produce at a rate of 5 MMgy. The …

Scientific Results Presented at 2013 ASA Annual Meeting Indicated: The Environmental Benefits of Biofuels Are Much More than We Had Thought
December 31, 2013 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmao de Quadros (Advanced Biofuels USA)*  The substitution of fossil fuels by advanced biofuels per se has a huge impact on the environment through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, consequently mitigating global …

Algenol Produces “Algae Sex Tape”
December 27, 2013 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … Algenol Biofuels has released its “Algae Sex Tape,” a sensual, pro-alternative energy, take on making ethanol from algae…with a passion.
Using sophisticated graphics, slow motion and provocative angles, the Algenol video exposes the …

Ineos Bio Announces Operational Progress at Florida Plant
December 16, 2013 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(Ineos Bio/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “INEOS Bio’s Vero Beach facility has made significant operational progress and we are steadily moving towards stable operations in 2014 with a focus on improving performance metrics throughout next year,” said …

USDA and DOE Fund 7 Research Projects to Develop Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy
December 16, 2013 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today announced $8 million in research grants to develop non-food feedstocks that can be used for bioenergy. The grants are part of …

Growing Algae to Produce Clean Fuel and Offset Carbon Emissions
November 21, 2013 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by Meg Cichon (Renewable Energy World)  … On Monday afternoon, Power-Gen and Renewable Energy World attendees headed to the Culture Fuels site to learn about their algal biomass technology. According to Mike Welch, research associate in …

Reshaping American Energy—A Look Back at BETO’s Accomplishments in 2013.
November 21, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  BETO recently published a new two-page overview document that highlights significant Office achievements from 2013. One noteworthy success was the demonstration of two cellulosic ethanol production processes at a cost of …

Next Generation of Biofuels Is Still Years Away
November 14, 2013 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Fahey (Associated Press)  The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into the nation’s energy supply, after years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-generation fuel …

Exclusive: Algenol to Build in Florida
October 31, 2013 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Dave Elias (NBC2/ABC-7.com)  Months after a multi-million dollar company said it won’t build a state-of-the-art ethanol plant in Florida we’ve learned plans have changed. The owner of Algenol says he now plans to build his ethanol …

Water, Food, Energy & Innovation for a Sustainable World November 3-6, 2013 Tampa, FL
October 28, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment
Water, Food, Energy & Innovation for a Sustainable World   November 3-6, 2013     Tampa, FL

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2013 International Annual Meetings, “Water, Food, Energy …

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?
October 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal was to stimulate the development and use of low-carbon, next generation biofuels – to help …

Algae Farm-In-A-Balloon Could Silence The Algae Biofuel Boo-Birds
October 25, 2013 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica)  A company called Proterro has come up with a super low-cost way to squeeze sucrose out of algae, and if its new pilot-scale facility shakes out successfully, don’t be surprised to …

Got Algae?: The 2013 Algae Biomass Summit
October 25, 2013 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmao de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  During four days, from September 31st to October 3rd, people from 34 countries were reunited at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando, Florida, for a wide-ranging discussion of …

See It Now: When, How Will Algenol’s $0.75/Gallon Gas Savings Find a Station Near You?
October 25, 2013 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everyone asks: exactly when will low-cost, energy-secure alternative fuels appear at the gas station?
You see, that’s where you come in. New technologies face the usual deployment challenges. Permitting, environmental review. …

Highlights from 2013 ABLC-Next; Hot Slides, Hot Perspectives, Parts I, II, III, IV and V
October 15, 2013 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As ABLC-Next concludes, here is the first installment in a review of the hottest slides, stories, intrigue and perspective from the Big Conversation amongst the bioeconomy’s elite.
… (see these slides and …

Proterro Meets Key Milestones: Tests Confirm Photobioreactor Robustness; Commissioning of Pilot Plant in Process
October 2, 2013 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Proterro)  The biofeedstock company also validates low fabrication cost and completes preliminary design, layout, and cost estimate for demonstration-scale plant.
– Proterro, Inc., the only biofeedstock company that actually makes sucrose instead of extracting it from crops …

Algae Biomass Summit Opens with Focus on Meeting Customer Demand
October 2, 2013 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … Speaking to a packed conference hall, executives from Algenol, Sapphire Energy, Cellana, BioProcess Algae, Heliae, Algix and Aurora Algae all emphasized scaling up production as the industry’s next major priority as it …

Tow Company Owner Seeks to Produce Biodiesel Fuel
October 2, 2013 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Larry Barszewski (Sun Sentinel)  … Last year, (Craig) Goldstein started a side business, Oil Recovery Interests, which collects the used oil from food operations from Miami to Tampa, including vendors at Sun Life Stadium, Fort …

Algenol: Renewable Fuel at 75 Cents below Current Market, as Soon as 2014
October 2, 2013 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Florida, Algenol CEO Paul Woods announced at the Algae Biomass Summit that the company has switched reactor system and has reached a peak production of 10,400 gallons per acre …

Cellulosic Leaders Talk Feedstock Procurement at Nebraska Event
September 20, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In front of an attentive crowd at the 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Omaha, Neb., representatives from Abengoa Bioenergy S.A., Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC and Ineos …

Ethanol Industry on the Offensive after August Recess
September 9, 2013 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (Paul) Bertels (vice president of production and utilization for the National Corn Growers Association) said the harvest should bring in about 12.9 billion bushels of corn, the third largest …

University of Florida/IFAS Study Finds Algal Cells Create Fat More Quickly Than Thought, Could Aid Biofuel research
September 3, 2013 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Mickie Anderson (University of Florida)   … Many research teams in academia and private industry are struggling, however, with one vexing problem with algae as a fuel source: The conditions that promote algal growth aren’t the …

Algae Biomass Summit Adds Young Innovators Lounge
August 29, 2013 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the addition of a Young Innovators Lounge to this year’s Summit, taking place September 30–October 3, in Orlando, Florida. Specifically aimed at connecting young ABO …

Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell
August 27, 2013 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Paul Tullis (The New York Times)  …But big drawbacks have prevented the wholesale adoption of trash-to-gas technology in the United States: incineration is polluting, and the capital costs of new plants are enormous. Gasification …

Carinata: Valuable Biofuel Potential for Florida Farmers
August 23, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Les Harrison  (SouthEast Farm Press/UF Extension, Wakulla County)  A canola cousin, carinata produces oil seeds that can be used to make an alternative fuel which is virtually indistinguishable from petroleum counterparts.  Researchers at the …

36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals April 28-May 1, 2014 Clearwater Beach, FL
August 23, 2013 – 4:48 pm | No Comment
36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals      April 28-May 1, 2014    Clearwater Beach, FL

The Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemical covers topics such as:

Enzyme Science & Technology
Biomass Supply & Sustainability
Plant Science & Technology
Algae Science & Technology
Biomass Recalcitrance
Pretreatment & Fractionation
Bacterial Science & Technology
Yeast and Fungal Science & Technology
Bioprocessing & Separations …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals April 28-May 1, 2014 DEADLINE: November 17, 2013
August 23, 2013 – 4:32 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals  April 28-May 1, 2014  DEADLINE:   November 17, 2013

Abstract submission is now open for the 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC). The 36th SBFC will be held April 28-May 1, 2014 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel in Clearwater Beach, …

National Ethanol Conference February 17-19, 2014 Orlando, FL
August 22, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment
National Ethanol Conference   February 17-19, 2014   Orlando, FL

Since 1996, the RFA’s National Ethanol Conference (NEC) has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry.  With numerous networking opportunities, more business meetings …

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Biomass Conference and Expo March 24-26, 2014 Orlando, FL DEADLINE November 29, 2013
August 15, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  International Biomass Conference and Expo   March 24-26, 2014   Orlando, FL   DEADLINE  November 29, 2013

Presentation ideas and poster abstracts will be accepted for the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo through November 29, 2013. Presentation ideas and poster abstracts may be submitted in one of four tracks:
Track 1: Pellets …

International Biomass Conference and Expo March 24-26, 2014 Orlando, FL
August 15, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
International Biomass Conference and Expo   March 24-26, 2014   Orlando, FL

Attendees of the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo seek solutions to the everyday challenges they face.
The 7th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo will take place March 24-26, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, …

Florida Biofuels Plant Temporarily Closed, May Not Reopen
August 14, 2013 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Mary Wozniak (News Press) The Florida Biofuels plant is temporarily closed, and it’s possible the facility will not reopen, the company’s operation manager said today.
The plant has already been closed for two weeks , Chris Speake, …

Biomass 2013: How The Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy
August 8, 2013 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Nicholas De Filippis (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On July 31 experts on bio-based products from around the world converged on the Washington Convention Center to attend the two day Biomass 2013 Conference hosted by the …

7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?
August 8, 2013 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass, jatropha, camelina, carinata, and arundo. Who’s doing what to bring these crops to scale — and who are the potential big winners?
… Just when you start feeling great …

First Facility in the World Using New Advanced Bioenergy Technology to Convert Waste to Renewable Fuel and Electricity
August 5, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(INEOS Bio)  INEOS Bio Produces Cellulosic Ethanol at Commercial Scale
INEOS Bio today announced that its Indian River BioEnergy Center (Centre) is now producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale. First ethanol shipments will be released in August. …

Success of Florida Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Sparks New Hope for Shelved Lake County Project
August 5, 2013 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Post-Tribune/Chicago Sun Times)  Breakthrough technology behind the Schneider trash-to-ethanol plant proposed by Powers Energy apparently has been proven.
Whether that means construction of the plant in the small Lake County town will move …

Algae Illustrated–ABO’s New Industry Project Book
August 2, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The algae industry is moving faster than many people suspect. To help demonstrate how far along so many of ABO’s members are we  recently created the Algae Industry Project Book, an illustrated guide …