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

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Biotech Firm to Produce Renewable Fuel in New Office Space
February 18, 2017 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Emily Witty (MD Biz News)  … (Ryan) Powell and his business partner Onur Unal are the founders of Manta Biofuel, a Baltimore-based biotechnology firm producing renewable crude oil through the harvesting and processing of algae. …

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show
January 16, 2017 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore energy beet project proved to attract many visitors and a bit of buzz …

Farmers Can Help Clean up the Chesapeake
December 30, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Chip Bowling (U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance/Washington Post)  I consider myself an environmentalist, a conservationist and a farmer. This is an identity I share with many farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which spans …

Energy Department Announces Six Projects for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower
December 28, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million in federal funding, entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and …

CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: ARPA-E “Energy Ideas to Change the World” — February 27-March 1, 2017 — National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: January 13, 2017
December 22, 2016 – 6:14 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: ARPA-E “Energy Ideas to Change the World”   —   February 27-March 1, 2017  —   National Harbor, MD   DEADLINE: January 13, 2017

(ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit)  Do you have a novel idea that can help solve our nation’s energy challenges? If you have a great idea and are willing to share it with the world, apply to …

Global Business America Highlights Advanced Biofuels USA in Planet Green Section
December 22, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Global Business America, part of Global Business Publishing, highlighted Advanced Biofuels USA’s study of the feasibility of an energy beet project for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delmarva …

Maryland’s TEDCO Funds 19 Technology Start ups Including Algae Crude Producer
December 16, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, the state’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that 19 companies have received over $1.9 million in funding from the organization’s Seed Investment Fund in the last six …

Small Farm Conference–A Seriously Knowledge-Intensive Activity on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
November 14, 2016 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “I want to make this land productive again,” was a common refrain at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 13th Annual Small Farm Conference November 11-12.  Whether returning to …

CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle East Coast17 — April 4-7, 2017 — Ellicott City, MD DEADLINE: December 15, 2016
November 10, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  BioCycle East Coast17 — April 4-7, 2017 — Ellicott City, MD    DEADLINE:  December 15, 2016

BIOCYCLE EAST COAST17, April 4-7 2017 in Ellicott City, Maryland, is accepting abstracts for presentations. The Conference theme is Growing The Organics Recycling Industry.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Deadline for abstract submittal is
December …

BioCycle East Coast17 — April 4-7, 2017 — Baltimore, MD
November 10, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
BioCycle East Coast17   —   April 4-7, 2017   —   Baltimore, MD

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Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands
November 7, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to …

Sheetz And The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Bring Cleaner Burning Fuel To Virginia
November 6, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Sheetz/PR Newswire)  Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, Sheetz completes its 10th E85/E15 refueling station in Virginia  —   Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, celebrated the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department …

On the Acetic Prowl: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Green Plains-Fleishmann Acquisition
November 2, 2016 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a $250 million transaction this month, including working capital, Green Plains acquired Fleischmann’s Vinegar, financed with $135 million of debt with the balance paid from cash on hand. A group of …

13th Annual Small Farm Conference — November 11-12, 2016 — Princess Anne, MD
October 28, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment
13th Annual Small Farm Conference   —   November 11-12, 2016   —   Princess Anne, MD

Former U.S. Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest is keynote speaker for the 13th annual Small Farm Conference to be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12. An …

Can Beets Provide Wealth for the Shore and Fuel the World?
October 24, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow)  …   The beet plants bred by his (Frank Turano’s) company, meanwhile, appear to be largely free of disease. And they’re producing tubers up to twice the size of the commercial varieties growing …

0PIC’s Expanding Horizons: Workshops for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets — November 18, 2016 — Baltimore, MD
October 19, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment
0PIC’s Expanding Horizons: Workshops for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets  —   November 18, 2016   —   Baltimore, MD

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain access to emerging markets overseas. Discover how you can take advantage of all the products …

Navy Displays Military Use of Biofuels and Great Green Fleet at Commissioning of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
October 18, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Electricity.  When describing the USS Zumwalt, which was commissioned in Baltimore Harbor Saturday, the first characteristic to mention is the new age design (can’t miss that); followed by the …

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss
October 4, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Brad Rich (Coastal Review Online)  As the U.S. and other countries have ramped up development of bio-energy as an alternative to fossil fuels, demand is rising for trees for wood pellets, or biomass, and agricultural …

Ag Field Days Are Always about Learning–We Were So Sure, Then We Found We Were Wrong!
October 1, 2016 – 11:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The purpose of Ag Field Days, education, goes both ways.  Those doing demonstrations and exhibits often learn just as much from those attending the events.

True again at the University …

Advanced Biofuels USA Submits Comments on CAFE Standards Midterm Review
September 30, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA fully supports meeting the 2022 CAFE standards.  It is our understanding that the key to vehicle manufacturers meeting these standards rests on the ability to use high levels of …

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit — February 27 – March 1, 2017 — National Harbor, MD
September 20, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit   —   February 27 – March 1, 2017   —   National Harbor, MD

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now …

Several Bioenergy Projects Receive SBIR Funding
September 19, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program to support research related to food security, …

Navy Tests 100-Percent Advanced Biofuel
September 17, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Watters (Naval Aviation News)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station …

New Biofuel Successfully Powers EA-18 Super-Hornet Surveillance Aircraft
September 17, 2016 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(Sputnik News)  The US Navy successfully tested a new advanced biofuel this month on a Boeing EA-18 “Green Growler” aircraft, a surveillance version of the Super-Hornet, the US Naval Institute reported on Friday.  —  The …

Turning Beets to BioFuel on Delmarva
September 16, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Todd Karli  (WBOC)  …  A group of students and scientists are exploring the idea that sugar beets, what they’re calling energy beets, can be converted into jet fuel, with the Navy keeping a watchful eye.

“This …

Sky’s the Limit on Navy’s Biofuel Focus
September 15, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Bill Loveless (USA Today)  U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has made alternative energy a top priority since taking office in 2009, but this week he took his commitment to new heights, literally.  The civilian …

Ethanol’s Important
September 12, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Jay Douthit  (Kent County Farm Bureau/My Eastern Shore) To the editor: The Kent County Farm Bureau stands with the Maryland Farm Bureau in support of the National Corn Growers Association’s opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed …

University of Maryland Eastern Shore — September 24, 2016 — Princess Anne, MD
September 11, 2016 – 1:58 pm | No Comment
University of Maryland Eastern Shore   —   September 24, 2016   —   Princess Anne, MD

Agriculture Field Day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus is set for Saturday, September 24.  Themed “Addressing Food Security,” the day offers a host of educational, informational and recreational activities for the family.  …

How to Sell E15 by Any Other Name
September 8, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by  Samantha Oller (CSP Daily News)  Have I got a fuel for you!  It is higher octane than E10, giving you greater bang for your buck. It features even more  environmentally friendly, domestically produced ethanol. …

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project
September 7, 2016 – 1:00 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA, a Maryland based  501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization, for a feasibility study of producing …

As Sea Levels Rise, 1.9 Million U.S. Homes Could Be Underwater By 2100
September 5, 2016 – 10:57 pm | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated by 2100, a fate that …

Boating on Biofuels
August 25, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Chip Bowling (Capital Gazette/National Corn Growers Association) Letter to Editor:  As a boater from Southern Maryland, I read Chris Dollar’s latest column with interest (The Capital, July 17). But he cited some inaccurate claims from …

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends
August 22, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between, but the ACE’s “Retailer Roadmap” aims to help change the fuels landscape. The Roadmap analyzes …

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference & Expo — October 9-12, 2016 — Baltimore, MD
August 22, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference & Expo   —   October 9-12, 2016   —   Baltimore, MD

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is a membership association of colleges & universities, businesses and nonprofits who are working together to lead the sustainability transformation.

AASHE’s educational program covers the higher …

Grant to Result in More Ethanol Refueling Stations
August 15, 2016 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Bruce Hotchkiss (The Delmarva Farmer)  A $5 million grant from the USDA is providing the financial foundation for the installation of 30 ethanol refueling stations across Maryland and Virginia.

As originally conceived, the work — …

Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) Funding Opportunity Enrollment Open
August 11, 2016 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Energy Administration)  The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) is intended to aid in the development of public access, alternative fuel refilling/charging infrastructure in the state of Maryland. As such, MEA anticipates issuing one or …

Maryland Launches AFV Incentive, Infrastructure Programs
August 11, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(NGT News)  The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) says that it is now accepting applications for the Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher (FFV) Program, which intends to provide incentives for various alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), over the 2017 …

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study
August 1, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report …

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds
July 21, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’ that merited a public hearing. The Department of Environmental Protection has issued the final permits …

Biofuel Governors Tout E30
July 19, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition see a push for higher fuel-economy standards as the next opportunity to …

Three U.S. States Plan Lawsuits over Volkswagen Diesel Pollution
July 19, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Three U.S. states plan to unveil new lawsuits against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) on Tuesday tied to the automaker’s sale of diesel vehicles with emissions-cheating software, even after they announced settlements with …

Manta Biofuel Awarded $1 Million from DOE
July 17, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop its algal technology. A member of Bethesda Green’s business incubator, Manta Biofuel LLC is a …

Research Assesses AD’s Ability to Remove Drugs, Germs from Manure
June 10, 2016 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Charlotte Hsu (University at Buffalo/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing …

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

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

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?
May 16, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural Maryland Council, USDA Rural Development office and Maryland Broadband Cooperative said.  We were invited to …

CAB-Comm Final Report Documents Accomplishments from Six Years of Algal Research
May 12, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has just released its final report, detailing the many accomplishments and impactful contributions achieved in its …

FY 2017 MAERDAF Now Open for Applications
May 9, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Rural Maryland Council)  Established in 2000, the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) offers important financial support to rural-serving nonprofit organizations that promote statewide and regional planning, economic and community development, and …

University of Maryland Publishes Study: Considering the Cost of Clean: Americans on Energy, Air Quality and Climate
May 4, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(University of Maryland Program for Public Consultation) … To find out what Americans would recommend when given facts and arguments, the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland developed an in‐depth survey instrument called a ‘policymaking …

Double-Win “Algal Turf Scrubbers” Help to Clean Up Baltimore Harbor and Fuel Cars
April 28, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water bodies like the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Energy Department-funded researchers are investigating how …

Climate Action Forum 2016 — May 4, 2016 — College Park, MD
April 19, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Climate Action Forum 2016  —  May 4, 2016  —  College Park, MD

Climate change and sustainability are defining issues of our age; and a robust, multi-sector response will be required to pivot societies toward a more sustainable future for all. As a global leader in environmental research, …

‘Algal Turf Scrubbers’ Help Clean Baltimore Harbor, Fuel Cars
April 15, 2016 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water bodies like the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Energy Department-funded researchers are investigating how …

Clean Diesel Delivers Greenhouse Gas Reductions Targets for Maryland
April 6, 2016 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Legislation signed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday will seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 relative to emissions generated in 2006.

“As Governor Hogan signs legislation to cut …

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce
March 22, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process 250,000 gallons of its product a month in the now-vacant Egan packinghouse, 1103 N. Second …

An Open Letter to the New US House of Representatives Free Market Green Coalition – Without a Price on Pollution, There are No Market-Based Solutions to Clean Up the Environment
March 16, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  We welcome US Representatives Adam Kinzinger, Barbara Comstock, Joe Heck, Chris Gibson, Ryan Costello, Kevin Yoder, Richard Hanna, Dave Reichert, Elise Stefanik, Carlos Curbelo, Tom Reed and Bob Dold …

USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program
March 14, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and …

Cardin and Delaney: Clean Energy Rising
March 8, 2016 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Md. 6th) (The Hill) … Closer to home, the Chesapeake Bay communities of Smith Island and Tangier Island could be two of the first U.S. communities displaced …

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest
February 11, 2016 – 4:44 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release February 11, 2016—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the sixth consecutive year, recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top …

Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland’s Transit Future
January 29, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Maryland Approves Nearly $100 Million for New Clean Diesel Buses  —  The Maryland Transit Administration is now in line to receive almost $100 million to invest in 172 advanced clean diesel buses …

E85 Retrofit Project: Getting Started, Choosing a Retrofit Kit
January 18, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Once we decided to go forward with the E85 conversion, Bob Kozak researched options for retrofitting my bright yellow 2002 Ford Focus ZX3.  He decided that the kit offered …

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland
January 17, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists have already declared cleantech dead as it has undergone the typical innovation life-cycle and has …

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
January 11, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders. They are also superb educators …

Garrett County Board Mulls Gas Drilling Restrictions near Deep Creek Lake
January 4, 2016 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Frederick News Post)  The Garrett County Commissioners are considering a Deep Creek Lake watershed management plan that would restrict drilling for natural gas in the resort area. … The plan was drafted in 2014. It …

Electrofuels Update: Patent Granted for CO2-to-Gasoline Process
December 28, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,217,161for a process to ferment biomass or gases directly to hydrocarbons like hexane and octane.  The process belongs to …

Climate Change Could Leave Chesapeake Bay Island Uninhabitable in 50 Years
December 14, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Oilver Milman (The Guardian)  Effects of sea level rise hit close to home for Americans as US army corps of engineers report finds that Tangier Island is crumbling into the sea  —  You don’t …

Walking the Walk in Advanced Biofuels USA’s “E30 and Beyond Retrofitted” Focus
December 9, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Here at Advanced Biofuels USA we’ve been banging the drum for E30 for a number of years. Equal fuel mileage, better performance, you know the facts.

Well, all that …

You, Too, Can Have a FlexFuel Vehicle (or, Your Favorite Car Can Go Vegetarian)
December 8, 2015 – 11:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Since retrofitting a 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 to a FlexFuel vehicle in mid-November, we have substituted use of home-grown renewable fuel for  63%  of a barrel of fossil fuel …

Electric Cars Can’t Take the Cold
December 7, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  Batteries generate power less efficiently as temperatures drop.  —  … The trouble is, except for Oregon, none of the states have California’s temperate weather. The batteries used by the greener cars generate electricity …

Patent Awarded for Cellulose-Digesting Bacteria that Make Ethanol
November 30, 2015 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, The US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol. The patent describes using the microorganisms to produce ethanol …

Pelosi to Obama: Boost U.S. Biofuels Program ahead of Paris Talks
November 20, 2015 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and three other lawmakers are pressing President Barack Obama not to back-peddle on the country’s biofuels program just days ahead of global climate change talks …

Virginia and Maryland Awarded Nearly $5 Million in Federal Funds to Install Ethanol Pumps
November 19, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe)  Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today (October 29, 2015) that Virginia, in partnership with Maryland, was selected for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant totaling nearly $5 million to install ethanol …

Urbanna High School Environmental Science Classes Share Insights about Biofuels
November 16, 2015 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Education encompasses a core part of Advanced Biofuels USA’s mission.  We meet this is many ways.  Attending conferences, meeting with Congressional staff, exhibiting at a variety of events from …

Coming Soon: Story of Installing FlexFuelInternational Software at Advanced Biofuels USA’s 2002 Ford Focus
November 12, 2015 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Bob Kozak, board member, biologist, mobile source air pollution expert and backyard auto mechanic, just installed the FuelFlex International Ethanol Upgrade System in the 2002 Ford Focus we use …

Advanced Biofuels USA Featured in Frederick County, Maryland Sustainability Newsletter
October 28, 2015 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Frederick County, Maryland, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) featured local nonprofit Advanced Biofuels USA in its Fall 2015 newsletter.   “So many people only know about corn-based ethanol.  And many list …

Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund Invests $150,000 in Manta Biofuel
October 17, 2015 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute/PR Newswire) The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund has invested $150,000 into Manta Biofuel LLC, a company that produces crude oil from algae at a cost that is competitive with traditional petroleum, University …

Aemetis Distilled Biodiesel Solves India’s Unhealthy Air Quality
October 7, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(CNN Money/Market Watch/Aemetis)  New Delhi Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced that distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India reduces …

Algenol on Mission to Change World
September 21, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Casey Logan (News-Press)  … (Algenol CEO Paul) Woods isn’t on the mission alone. Algenol employs more than 200 people in Lee County, he said, and the company has invested $260 million here.

“This is the first …

USDA Invests $100M in Renewable Fuel Pumps: The Deep Dive into Who Got What, and How the Landscape Shifts
September 14, 2015 – 4:44 pm | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The Digest investigates.  In Washington, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 21 states will receive …

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership
September 10, 2015 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America’s drivers. Since …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals — April 25-28, 2016 — Balitmore, MD DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 6, 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:  EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 6, 2015

Due to popular demand, the deadline for abstracts has been extended to Sunday, December 6! 

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the 38th SBFC are being accepted in the following research topics:

Feedstocks (3 sessions)
Pretreatment and Fractionation …

Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals — April 25-28, 2016 — Baltimore, MD
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Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels & Chemicals —  April 25-28, 2016 — Baltimore, MD

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 …

Plant Sensory Systems Forms Subsidiary Company, Just Beets LLC
July 30, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Plant Sensory Systems)  Just Beets LLC to Sell Plant Sensory Systems’ Proprietary Beet Seeds  —  Plant Sensory Systems, LLC (PSS) announced the formation of a subsidiary company, Just Beets LLC, to produce, sell and distribute …

Poultry Industry Critical of O’Malley’s Stance on Biofuel
July 28, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by John Fritze (Baltimore Sun)  … Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is winning praise from corn farmers in Iowa for his support of a federal mandate to blend …

21st Century Farming: Local Farms Consider Generating Energy
July 28, 2015 – 9:22 am | No Comment

by Sylvia Carignan (Frederick News Post) The future of Frederick County agriculture sits in a plastic tank in a dusty, cow-scented barn outside of Middletown.

South Mountain Creamery’s soybean press takes soybeans and creates soy oil, stored …

UMD Program Approves 15 Technology Product Development Projects Teaming Maryland Companies With System Faculty — Four Aquaculture Projects Highlight Round
July 16, 2015 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute )  The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, has approved …

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged
July 14, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Paul Driessen (Town Hall) … The tale of Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) reveals an equally disgusting aspect of the mandate, resulting from the absurdly complex Renewable Identification Number (RIN) system devised by EPA …

O’Malley: EPA Should Back Off Lowering Ethanol Requirement
July 6, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Grant Rodgers (Des Moines Register)  Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley strongly backed renewable fuel producers on Thursday, calling on the Obama administration to rethink its controversial proposal to lower standards for the amount of …

Morgan State Professor Produces Energy from Waste and Receives $100,000 Maryland Innovation Award
June 30, 2015 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Morgan State)  CycloBurn Combustion System™ Provides Relief to Poultry Farmers and Protects Environment

Morgan State University professor and lab director for the School of Engineering’s Industrial and Systems Engineering department, Dr. Seong W. Lee, and his …

Martin O’Malley: Zero out Fossil Fuels by 2050
June 22, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

Martin O’Malley (USA Today) … New technologies now put an independent clean energy future decidedly within our reach as a nation. …   I would keep domestically produced oil and gas in the U.S.  READ MORE

How Europe’s Climate Policies Led to More U.S. Trees Being Cut Down
June 2, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  … Soaring demand for this woody fuel has led to the construction of more than two dozen pellet factories in the Southeast in the past decade, along with special port …

Let’s Talk About It: Biofuels — 2015 Summer Mondays: August 31 — Frederick, MD
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Let’s Talk About It: Biofuels —  2015 Summer Mondays:  August 31 — Frederick, MD

At the Frederick County Public Library in Frederick, Maryland, Advanced Biofuels USA executive director, Joanne Ivancic, will present a 3-part discussion series about advanced biofuels based on work being done by this internationally recognized educational nonprofit organization …

Carson: Use Oil Subsidies to Build Ethanol Pumps
May 8, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  In his first trip to Iowa as an official presidential candidate, Republican Ben Carson waded into the shark-infested ethanol issue up to his neck and then did a leisurely …

Another Biofuels Production Technology Heads to the Fracking Hills for Development: KmX Chemical Corp Looks to Fracking Industry for Business
May 8, 2015 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Another in our series of stories about promising technologies applicable to the development of a robust advanced biofuel economy diverting to fossil fuel use for research, development and deployment.

This …

Quantifying the Emissions from a Large Ethanol Refinery
May 8, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)  Refining ethanol may release more of some pollutants than burning it in vehicles.    After quantifying the airborne emissions from the nation’s third largest ethanol refinery, a team led by …

AgEnergy USA, Perdue Farms Partner on Clean Bay Biogas Project
April 24, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) … Anaerobic digester developer AgEnergy USA and Perdue Farms, a major chicken processing company based in Salisbury, Md., recently signed a letter of intent for a project that will use poultry waste …

Driving Sustainable Agriculture through Improved Qualities in Eucalyptus and Poplar Trees
April 21, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Intreson/PR NewsWire)    Intrexon and FuturaGene Collaborate to Develop Unique Attributes and Agronomic Properties in Significant Plant Species

Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano …

Trash-to-Biofuel Takes New Turn in Marion
April 21, 2015 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  No one has claimed that making biofuel out of garbage is as simple as tossing leftovers into the trash.  So it is that Craig Stuart-Paul, president and chief executive officer …

New Study Raises Possible Link between Gas Drilling and Radon Levels
April 10, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips  (StateImpactNPR.org)  Radon levels in buildings near unconventional natural gas development in Pennsylvania are higher than those in other areas of the state, suggesting that hydraulic fracturing has opened up …

Tranforming Energy: Future of Fossil Energy in a Carbon Constrained World — April 30, 2015 — College Park, MD
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Tranforming Energy:  Future of Fossil Energy in a Carbon Constrained World   — April 30, 2015 — College Park, MD

Dr. Julio Friedmann, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Clean Coal and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy

Abstract
Fossil Fuels have re-emerged as a critical component of the US and global energy economy, including advances in unconventional oil …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: 2015 Rural Summit – “ASPIRE Rural Maryland” — December 1-2 — Annapolis, MD DEADLINE: July 1, 2015
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CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  2015 Rural Summit – “ASPIRE Rural Maryland” — December 1-2 — Annapolis, MD  DEADLINE:  July 1, 2015

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) Conference Planning Committee is accepting speaker proposals.  We are especially interested in presentations on best practices, engagement, and/or innovation in these areas:

Agriculture
Broadband implementation and access
Youth Engagement
Workforce and Economic Development
Community Development
Health …

2015 Rural Summit – “ASPIRE Rural Maryland” — December 1-2 — Annapolis, MD
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2015 Rural Summit – “ASPIRE Rural Maryland” — December 1-2  —  Annapolis, MD

Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, and Wednesday, December 2 in the central Maryland area, the 2015 Rural Summit will bring together an estimated 100+ professionals and grass root individuals from throughout Rural Maryland.  Stakeholders include …

New Plan Seeks to Turn Chicken Manure to Energy
March 24, 2015 – 7:36 am | No Comment

by Timothy B. Wheeler  (Baltimore Sun)  A New Hampshire-based company has teamed with poultry giant Perdue to propose a $200 million plant on the Eastern Shore to extract energy from chicken manure, offering its plan …

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

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

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

Ocean Circulation Change: Sea level Spiked for Two Years along Northeastern North America
March 2, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/University of Arizona)  Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed. The unusual spike in sea level caused flooding along the northeast …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: February 27, 2015
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD  DEADLINE:  February 27, 2015

Submit your technical research and development innovations for review and consideration for poster presentation.. Your submission will be reviewed by at last three members of our review committee who will favor work that is innovative …

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) July 14-16, 2015 N. Bethesda, MD DEADLINE: March 23, 2015
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CALL FOR PAPERS: 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) July 14-16, 2015 N. Bethesda, MD   DEADLINE:  March 23, 2015

The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, …

U.S. Navy Flies Supersonic With Gevo ATJ
December 29, 2014 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Multiple Test Flights Conducted on F/A-18 “Hornet” Using a 50/50 ATJ Blend

The U.S. Navy, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced today the …

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York
December 17, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(North Country Public Radio)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

Acting Health Commissioner Howard …

New Waste-to-Energy Facility Proposed in Hampden
December 17, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Terry Stackhouse  (WABI TV)  A group managing the trash disposal needs of nearly 190 Maine towns wants to build a new, multi-million dollar, solid waste processing facility in Hampden.  Developers from the Municipal Review …

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 …

The Old Man and the Rising Sea
December 7, 2014 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Guo (The Washington Post)  Assateague, a 37-mile-long smear off the shores of Maryland and Virginia, is the East Coast’s climate change canary. It’s one of the most vulnerable islands in America, almost certain …

Flex Fuel Awareness Campaign Completes Mid-Atlantic Road Show Promiting High Level Ethanol Blends
December 1, 2014 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  The FlexFuel Awareness Campaign completed a highly successful tour of several key locations in Maryland and Virginia last week as part of the Mid Atlantic Alternative Fuel Road Show.

The tour featured exhibits and …

Algae in Aquaculture
November 24, 2014 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Marine biologist and fish reproductive endocrinologist Yonathan Zohar, PhD gives a tour of his aquaculture laboratory at the University of Maryland Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Dr. Zohar and his team …

CALL FOR PAPERS, INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD DEADLINES: December 19 for presentations; January 30 for innovations
November 14, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS, INNOVATIONS:  TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD   DEADLINES:  December 19 for presentations; January 30 for innovations

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry. The Technical Program spotlights applications focused innovations, materials and devices emerging …

TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD
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TechConnect World Innovation Conference   June 14-17, 2015   National Harbor, MD

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the lab and into industry. The Technical Program spotlights applications focused innovations, materials and devices emerging …

Wobbling on Climate Change
November 12, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by  Piers J. Sellers (The New York Times)  I’M a climate scientist and a former astronaut. Not surprisingly, I have a deep respect for well-tested theories and facts. In the climate debate, these things have …

Fiberight Still Working toward MSW Plant in Iowa
October 29, 2014 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite delays, Fiberight’s plans to produce cellulosic ethanol from municipal solid waste (MSW) in Iowa are moving forward. In fact, an equity drive happening now is attracting quite a …

UMaine Team Hired to Study whether ‘Trashanol’ Will Work in Maine
October 24, 2014 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by By Nok-Noi Ricker (Bangor Daily News)  The organization representing the trash interests of 187 Maine towns is now partnering with the University of Maine to determine if new garbage-to-energy technology from a Maryland company —- …

19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) July 14-16, 2015 N. Bethesda, MD
October 20, 2014 – 4:12 pm | No Comment
19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E)    July 14-16, 2015    N. Bethesda, MD

The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, …

EPA Announces Winning P3 Student Teams for Pioneering Projects to Solve Environmental Problems
October 15, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(US Enviromental Protection Agency)  “Each year, the projects and designs created by the P3 teams surpass expectations,” said Lek Kadeli, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “These students are creating sustainable …

Ethanol Reduces Use of Imported Oil, Is Sustainable
October 9, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/DelMarVa Now)  A recent column from Dan Ervin is so wholly lacking in facts, the author does himself a disservice.   The renewable fuel requirement supports U.S. agriculture and …

19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) July 14-16, 2015 North Bethesda, MD
September 18, 2014 – 11:48 am | No Comment
19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E)   July 14-16, 2015     North Bethesda, MD

The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Maryland Clean Energy Center Names HY-TEK Bio 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year
August 30, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(HY-TEK Bio)  The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) has chosen Howard County-based HY-TEK Bio, LLC as the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year. HY-TEK Bio earned the award due to its “demonstrated leadership, partnership, advocacy and …

Start-up HY-TEK Bio Awarded $500,000 in Global Innovative Carbon Use Competition
August 9, 2014 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(HY-TEK Bio)  HY-TEK Bio LLC, a Howard County biotech start-up, has been awarded a $500,000 grant in the first round of the Change and Emissions Management Corporation’s (CCEMC) $35 million international Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. HY-TEK …

What’’s So Advanced about Advanced Biofuels? September 3, 2014 Frederick, MD 4:00 for tweens; 6:00 for teens
July 31, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
What’’s So Advanced about Advanced Biofuels?  September 3, 2014   Frederick, MD  4:00 for tweens; 6:00 for teens

What Are Advanced Biofuels? Why Are They Important? What Are They Used For? How Are They Made? Can We Buy Them NOW? Presented by Joanne M. Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA.

Age Group:   tweens

Event Type:
STEM …

Maryland Company Looking to Turn Iowa Trash into Fuel
July 10, 2014 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Dar Danielson  (RadioIowa)  A Maryland-based company says it can save more than 100,000 tons of waste material from going into landfills with two facilities it plans to build in Iowa this year.
Fiberight has been …

Aftermath of Climate Change: National Landmarks at Risk
May 23, 2014 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the impact of climate change becoming evident by the day, many of the United States iconic landmarks are at risk as never before. On the 20th of May, …

City Trash-To-Biofuel Project Takes Step Ahead for Blairstown, Marion
May 13, 2014 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)”First-in-the-nation” plant to convert municipal solid waste and other trash into cellulosic biofuel

No Martians are landing, but loads of steel began arriving on Monday for the takeoff of project to expand …

BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 October 27-30 Baltimore, MD
May 9, 2014 – 10:18 am | No Comment
BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014   October 27-30   Baltimore, MD

BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization and markets, technologies and systems — for the municipal, commercial, institutional, …

The Contradiction of Obama’s Climate Policy
May 7, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Dana Milbank (The Washington Post: Opinion)  On the eve of the Obama administration’s release Tuesday of a report warning about grave consequences of climate change, presidential counselor John Podesta went into the White House briefing …

Advanced Biofuels USA Celebrates Earth Week with 10 Excellent Reasons to Transition to Sustainable Renewable Fuels
April 18, 2014 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)   “Why Transition to Sustainable Renewable Fuels?” asks Advanced Biofuels USA, providing as an answer, 10 Excellent Reasons in a one-page Earth Week handout for use by civic organizations, church stewardship groups, environmental …

U.S. Port Officials, Environmentalists, Industry & Top EPA Officials Meet In Baltimore to Advance More Sustainable Ports Agenda
April 16, 2014 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Proven and potential solutions to improve the air quality and the environmental profile of major U.S. ports is the focus today of a port stakeholder summit organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection …

First Functional ‘Designer’ Chromosome in Yeast Is Synthesized
April 4, 2014 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(NYU Langone Medical Center/Biomass Magazine)   An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, director of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step in the …

Georgia Tech Students Top Clemson and UMD in DOE $100,000 ACC Clean Energy Challenge Final Four
April 1, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(University of Maryland/PR Newswire)  A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of …

Upbeat Update on Waste-to-Energy Plan Is Music to Marion’s Ears
March 14, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Keynote speaker Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive officer of waste-to-energy company Fiberight, told a luncheon crowd of 315 here on Wednesday that his company will be able to keep 80 percent …

$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 …

2nd International Symposium on “Sustainable Science, Technology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society May 1-2, 2014 Baltimore, MD
February 26, 2014 – 8:09 pm | No Comment
2nd International Symposium on “Sustainable Science, Technology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society   May 1-2, 2014   Baltimore, MD

During this two-day event, scientists and professors will gather on Coppin State University’s campus to discuss the latest innovations in their respective fields, participate in workshops, and attend technical presentations. There is greater consciousness today …

U.S. to Raise Fuel Efficiency Standards for Larger Trucks
February 19, 2014 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

By Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  President Obama announced Tuesday that the government will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, part of an ongoing effort to use his executive authority to address …

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: University MD Eastern Shore July 7-11, 2014 Princess Anne, MD
February 15, 2014 – 2:32 pm | One Comment
Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  University MD Eastern Shore    July 7-11, 2014   Princess Anne, MD

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and …

National SBIR Conference and the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase June 15-19, 2014 National Harbor, MD
February 14, 2014 – 4:33 pm | No Comment
National SBIR Conference and the 3rd annual National Innovation Summit and Showcase    June 15-19, 2014     National Harbor, MD

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive, encouraging small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) work with potential for commercialization.

National SBIR/STTR conferences are typically …

Fracking: Study Warns of ‘High Risk’ to Maryland Air, Water and Quality of Life as General Assembly Weighs Action
February 13, 2014 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(Chesapeake Climate Action Network)  Independent study provides lawmakers and the public with first Maryland-specific risk assessment, coming on the heels of violent gas well explosion in PA Advocates call on the General Assembly to pass …