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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

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

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

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20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum — July 11, 2017 — Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 – 6:33 pm | No Comment
20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum   —    July 11, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together 40-50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 1, 2017 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: September 15, 2017
March 22, 2017 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy   —   December 1, 2017   —   Washington, DC    DEADLINE:   September 15, 2017

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 1, 2017 — Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 – 7:35 pm | No Comment
10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy   —   December 1, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

Industry Roundtable: Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production Project (ADBPP) Biofuels 2 Solicitation Number: FOA-RQKM-2017-0006 — March 1, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 21, 2017 – 12:53 pm | No Comment
Industry Roundtable:  Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production Project (ADBPP) Biofuels 2 Solicitation Number: FOA-RQKM-2017-0006   —   March 1, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The United States Department of Navy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy are co-hosting an industry roundtable for the full complement of participants in the biofuels supply chain. The purpose …

American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics — February 17, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 13, 2017 – 11:51 am | No Comment
American-Made BioEnergy from Field to Refinery: Feedstock Logistics   —   February 17, 2017   —   Washington, DC

(PR Newswire/C_FARE)  The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and the USDA Office of the Chief Economist Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU) have joined together to host a discussion entitled: “American-Made BioEnergy from …

People’s Climate Movement March — April 29, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 3, 2017 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
People’s Climate Movement March   —   April 29, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.

Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing …

March for Science — April 22, 2017 — Washington, DC
February 3, 2017 – 3:20 pm | No Comment
March for Science   —   April 22, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and …

Biofuels Play a Role in Military Energy Security
January 20, 2017 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Callie Fishburn* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the January 12th Pew Project-sponsored conference,” Power Begins at Home: Assured Energy for U.S. Military Bases,” the subject of biofuels and their contribution to military energy security failed …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth
January 18, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions …

Fleet Conference and Expo — January 31 – February 2, 2017 — Washington, DC
January 17, 2017 – 2:44 pm | No Comment
Fleet Conference and Expo   —   January 31 – February 2, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join GWRCCC and NAFA, Washington Chapter for the  Fleet Conference and Expo at The 2017 Washington Auto Show Tuesday, January 31 – February 2, 2017

Admission is Free Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW | Room 206, Washington, …

Prospering In the New Trump Era
December 6, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”/Biofuels Digest)  … Yes, the GOP is in control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate.  But, who’s in control of the Republicans and will they – …

ABLC 2017 — March 1-3, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 30, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
ABLC 2017   —   March 1-3, 2017   —   Washington, DC

“Performance and Value in the Trump Era” and more than 200 organizations and technologies will be covered on stage. Policy, finance, technology – from the opening session with the heads of all the manor trade …

5th USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 7-8, 2018 — Washington, DC
November 15, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival   —   April 7-8, 2018   —   Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational Festival in …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 14-17, 2017 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: December 09, 2016
November 14, 2016 – 7:33 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 14-17, 2017 — Washington, DC    DEADLINE:   December 09, 2016

Abstract Submission Information:  Submit your abstract for consideration for oral (podium) or poster presentation. All submission will be reviewed by our prestigious international review committee with a preference towards applications-focused work with clear industry relevance. …

ACE 2017 DC Fly-In — March 22-23, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 14, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
ACE 2017 DC Fly-In   —   March 22-23, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Please join us at this important event!  There is no registration fee to attend and ACE staff will schedule all meetings on your behalf and provide materials and talking points: participants are asked to cover …

Forest-Powered Flight Heads to Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  First of its kind renewable biofuel made from residual wood used by Alaska Airlines  —  Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, …

Alaska Airlines to Fly Today on Gevo’s Cellulosic Renewable Alcohol to Jet Fuel
November 14, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Gevo’s Fuel to Power Alaska Airlines Flight #4 from Seattle to DCA  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced that the first commercial flight using Gevo’s cellulosic renewable alcohol to jet fuel (ATJ) is expected to …

Biomass Research and Development Committee — November 17-18, 2016 — Washington, DC
November 6, 2016 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Biomass Research and Development Committee    —  November 17-18, 2016   —   Washington, DC

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee has been scheduled to be held Nov. 17-18 in Washington, D.C.

According …

SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting — January 25-27, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 4, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment
SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting   —   January 25-27, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting Technical Program consists of industry keynote speakers and panel discussions. Technical Session topics include: vehicle crashworthiness, child safety, telematics, compliance and much more.

Understanding how technology, regulations and legislation affects the …

SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium — January 23-24, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 4, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment
SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The solutions-oriented technical sessions at the SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals to discover, collaborate, and engage with peers from around the globe regarding emissions control of …

Washington Auto Show — January 27-February 5, 2017 — Washington, DC
October 13, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
Washington Auto Show   —   January 27-February 5, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Designated one of the nation’s top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, The Washington Auto Show®, a world class event, continues to wow audiences with its cutting-edge exhibits, latest model …

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour
October 13, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the …

DC Water Taps into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits
September 30, 2016 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230-diesel vehicles, and emissions …

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting — January 8-12, 2017 — Washington, D.C.
September 20, 2016 – 11:03 am | No Comment
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting   —   January 8-12, 2017  —   Washington, D.C.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around …

CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 14-17, 2017 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: January 27, 2017
September 19, 2016 – 11:14 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo   —   May 14-17, 2017   —   Washington, DC    DEADLINE:  January 27, 2017

Join us in Washington D.C. as the TechConnect World Innovation Conference co-locates with the largest global innovation program in physical and life sciences. The joint programs include the Nanotech 2017 Conference, the National Innovation Summit and …

TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 14-17, 2017 — Washington, DC
September 19, 2016 – 11:11 pm | No Comment
TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo   —   May 14-17, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Join us in Washington D.C. as the TechConnect World Innovation Conference co-locates with the largest global innovation program in physical and life sciences. The joint programs include the Nanotech 2017 Conference, the National Innovation Summit and …

BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium — September 27-28, 2016 — Washington, DC
August 31, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment
BDC Fall, 2016 Symposium   —   September 27-28, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A special BDC Fall Symposium will be held this year at the Embassy Suites in downtown Washington DC on September 27-28, 2016.  This is a unique event, so if you cannot attend, please recruit an …

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 …

Hyundai And U.S. Department Of Energy Extend Fuel Cell Vehicle Loan Partnership In Concert With New D.C.-Based Hydrogen Fueling Station
July 17, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  Latest, Phase II of current program prepares for rollout of fuel cell vehicles nationwide in near future  —  Hyundai and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are extending their fuel cell vehicle …

Heritage Foundation Panel on Repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard Featuring Marlo Lewis — July 25, 2016 — Washington, DC
July 17, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
Heritage Foundation Panel on Repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard Featuring Marlo Lewis   —   July 25, 2016   —   Washington, DC

Join The Heritage Foundation for a panel discussion on Repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard and other Biofuel Programs. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal mandate that requires the use of ethanol in the nation’s …

WEBINAR and Briefing: Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy — July 19, 2016 — Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment
WEBINAR and Briefing:  Building a Billion-Ton Bioeconomy  —  July 19, 2016   —   Washington, DC

A live webcast will be streamed at 1:30 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing assessing the ability of the United States to sustainably …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health — January 24-26, 2017 — Washington, DC — DEADLINE: July 22, 2016
June 16, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

Each year, NCSE convenes a national conference that brings together over 1,200 scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government professionals from diverse fields to explore the connections between science and decision-making associated with a particular high-profile environmental issue.

As …

NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health — January 24-26, 2017 — Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
NCSE 2017, the National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment– Integrating Environment and Health  —   January 24-26, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Each year, NCSE convenes a national conference that brings together over 1,200 scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government professionals from diverse fields to explore the connections between science and decision-making associated with a particular high-profile environmental issue.

As …

D.C. Public Sector Pension Fund Divests From Fossil Fuels
June 13, 2016 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Kurzius (dcist)  Following a three-year campaign, DC Divest is claiming victory—the D.C. government has sold off its pension fund’s direct investments in coal, oil, and gas companies.

This morning, the group announced that the D.C. …

Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Biofuel on Two Jet Flights
June 8, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Q13Fox.com)  Alaska airlines made aviation history today, when it flew two planes partially fueled by “biofuel” made from fermented corn. The airline fueled up two jets at Sea-Tac Airport. One headed south, to San Francisco, the other …

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting — June 13-14, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 28, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Open Meeting  —   June 13-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC

Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products.
Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:

Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities

19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum — July 12, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 – 5:11 pm | No Comment
19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum   —   July 12, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every …

CALL FOR POSTERS: Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session — July 12-14, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: June 3, 2016
May 16, 2016 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR POSTERS:  Bioenergy 2016 Interactive Session  —  July 12-14, 2016   —   Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  June 3, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites students, researchers, public and private organizations, and the general public to submit abstracts for BETO to review and consider for inclusion in the poster session …

Sustainable Transportation Summit — July 11-12, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
Sustainable Transportation Summit  —   July 11-12, 2016  —   Washington, DC

On July 11–12, 2016, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the first ever Sustainable Transportation Summit. The Summit will bring together transportation and mobility leaders to …

Norton Says She’ll Keep Fighting Against Ethanol Shipments Through D.C.
May 11, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Madden (WAMU)  D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the government should ban ethanol and other flammable substances from being transported by freight rail through densely-populated areas like Washington, D.C.

When 16 cars derailed Sunday near the …

National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 – 10:07 am | No Comment
National Energy Education Summit  —  June 7, 2016   —  Washington, DC

Organized by the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) and National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), the Summit will engage energy educators at all levels and students to build, improve, and expand energy education …

9th Annual Dupont Summit 2016 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 2, 2016 — Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
9th Annual Dupont Summit 2016 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 2, 2016 — Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 9th Annual Dupont Summit 2016 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 2, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: September 15, 2016
April 7, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  9th Annual Dupont Summit 2016 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy  —  December 2, 2016   —   Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  September 15, 2016

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

Stakeholder Workshop: Fostering Constructive Dialogue on the Role of Biomass in Achieving Clean Power Plan Goals — April 7, 2016 — Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment
Stakeholder Workshop: Fostering Constructive Dialogue on the Role of Biomass in Achieving Clean Power Plan Goals  —  April 7, 2016  —  Washington, DC

States and stakeholders have shown strong interest in the role biomass can play in state strategies to address carbon pollution. Many states have extensive expertise in the area of sound carbon- and GHG-beneficial forestry and …

Global Sustainability Standards Conference — May 11, 2016 — Washington, DC
February 16, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment
Global Sustainability Standards Conference  —  May 11, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The major annual event for sustainability standards and certification.  Over 200 sustainability leaders and experts from business, government, NGOs and academia in Washington DC will come together to explore the role of standards in driving greater …

ABLC 2016 Energy Security Event — February 18, 2016 — Washington, DC — free
February 10, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment
ABLC 2016 Energy Security Event   —  February 18, 2016  —  Washington, DC  —  free

I’m deeply concerned about energy security in a time of low-priced oil, and I hope you share this concern. Diversion of attention from renewable fuels, falling sales of electric vehicles, rising driving miles, and rising …

Biofuels Beltway March — April 13-14, 2016 — Washington, DC
February 8, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment
Biofuels Beltway March  —  April 13-14, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Please join us at this important event!  There is no registration fee to attend and ACE staff will schedule all meetings on your behalf and provide materials and talking points: participants are asked to cover …

Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC
February 1, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE  The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)’s 2nd National Energy Education Summit will take place June 7, 2016 at American …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 1, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Second National Energy Education Summit  —   June 7, 2016  —  Washington, DC    DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016

The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is now ready to accept abstracts for talks at the 2nd National Energy Education Summit, which …

Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies
January 23, 2016 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements and released a report highlighting the successes of DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) …

Honda VP Says NSX Probably Racing in 2017 Le Mans GT Class
January 21, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  John Mendel, Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., in answer to a question at the DC Auto Show said there would be an announcement …

CAAFI® Biennial General Meeting 2016 — October 25-27, 2016 — Washington, DC
January 19, 2016 – 7:40 pm | No Comment
CAAFI® Biennial General Meeting 2016  —  October 25-27, 2016  —  Washington, DC

This meeting is an excellent opportunity for CAAFI stakeholders and leaders alike to experience the momentum of the alternative aviation fuel market, a market that continues to develop and mature every year. CAAFI scheduled its …

2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum — March 16-17, 2016 — Washington, DC
December 10, 2015 – 7:55 pm | No Comment
2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum  —  March 16-17, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Setting the Renewable Energy Agenda for the New Congress, States, and 2016 Presidential Campaign

The 2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum takes place at a crucial time. Energy policy is figuring prominently in the 2016 election …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation — May 22-25, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINES: for Innovations, January 22, 2016
December 4, 2015 – 6:11 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation —  May 22-25, 2016  —  Washington, DC  DEADLINES:  for Innovations, January 22, 2016

There is a critical need for new materials and processes to enable more efficient, sustainable, and economical extraction, generation, conversion, transportation, storage and use of energy.

Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development …

Birthplace of Major Technologies: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
November 27, 2015 – 11:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, more than 4,300 are employed at PNNL; the FY14 business volume was $1.02 billion. The Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences …

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2016 — February 17-19 — Washington, DC
November 19, 2015 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2016  —  February 17-19  —  Washington, DC

WHAT’S WORKING NOW IN THE ADVANCED BIOECONOMY?   New fuels, chemicals, and materials are changing our ideas of performance, cost and sustainability.
But time is of the essence — for the companies, people, investors, governments and the …

WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th–12th Grade Classroom — December 10, 2015 — 4:00PM to 4:45PM EST
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WEBINAR:  BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th–12th Grade Classroom  —  December 10, 2015  —  4:00PM to 4:45PM EST

(US Department of Energy)  Biofuel is the only viable substitute for petroleum-based liquid transportation fuel in the near term. It is, therefore, increasingly relevant to enhance conceptual knowledge of biofuels and other types of bioenergy …

The Washington Auto Show® — January 22-31, 2016 — Washington, DC
November 18, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment
The Washington Auto Show® —  January 22-31, 2016  —  Washington, DC

The central address where automotive industry meets public policy, The Washington Auto Show® routinely draws national leaders to its Public Policy Preview events, with keynotes by CEOs of automakers and U.S. Cabinet officials to address …

SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting: The Power of Safe Sustainable Mobility — January 20-22, 2016 — Washington, DC
November 12, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting:  The Power of Safe Sustainable Mobility  —  January 20-22, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Understanding how technology, regulations and legislation affects the design of light and heavy duty vehicles in terms of safety, environment and energy conservation is essential to vehicle development. This forum provides opportunities for technical authorities …

Anti-Ethanol Group Expands National Ad Buy
November 11, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A group opposing the federal ethanol mandate has extended its advertising campaign against the rule into several corn-growing states.  The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), a D.C.-based free market …

Payne Leads House Members in Calling on EPA to Protect Biofuels Volume Requirement
November 3, 2015 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(Office if Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.)  As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizes proposed rules under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 15 of his House colleagues …

TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next? — November 19, 2015 — Washington, DC
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TSCA Reform Panel Summit: What’s Happening Now, and What’s Next?  —  November 19, 2015  —  Washington, DC

Betting on passage by Congress of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform is anything but a sure thing.  While most remain optimistic, with each passing day the window of opportunity is narrowed.  One possibility is …

Farming & Water Quality: Conservation Policies Working to Reduce Nutrient Loss — November 2, 2015 — Washington, DC
October 20, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment
Farming & Water Quality: Conservation Policies Working to Reduce Nutrient Loss — November 2, 2015  —  Washington, DC

From the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone to the Des Moines Waterworks lawsuit against drainage districts, water quality challenges are growing and the Farm Bill’s conservation programs are helping farmers in their efforts to reduce …

Four Generations: Leadership in Clean Energy and Sustainability (Leading Through Adversity) — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC
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Four Generations: Leadership in Clean Energy and Sustainability (Leading Through Adversity)  —  December 4, 2015  —  Washington, DC

We are excited about our upcoming “Four Generations: Leadership in Clean Energy and Sustainability (Leading Through Adversity)” event which will take place on Friday, December 4th, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (venue forthcoming). This will be Leaders …

CALL FOR PAPERS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 22-25, 2016 — Washington DC — DEADLINE: December 11, 2015
October 19, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

Join us in Washington D.C. as the TechConnect World Innovation Conference co-locates with the largest global innovation program in physical and life sciences.  The joint programs include the Nanotech 2016 Conference, the National Innovation Summit …

Cracking the Nut ’16 — March 1-2, 2016 — Washington, DC
September 28, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment
Cracking the Nut ’16  —  March 1-2, 2016  —  Washington, DC

Cracking the Nut is coming back to DC! After three years abroad, the 2016 Cracking the Nut conference will take place in Washington, DC on March 1-2, 2016.

Connexus is working with the Inter-American Development Bank, USAID and …

Making Money from CO2
September 28, 2015 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Plester (The Guardian)  Imagine if waste carbon dioxide in the air could be turned into useful products such as fuels, building materials or even baking powder. At a stroke it would help get rid …

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: November 1, 2015
September 22, 2015 – 5:27 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC  DEADLINE:  November 1, 2015

The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars as part of the Dupont Summit, which will be held Friday, …

2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference — December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC
September 22, 2015 – 5:24 pm | No Comment
2nd Annual Journal on Policy & Complex Systems Budding Scholars Conference  —  December 4, 2015 — Washington, DC

The Journal on Policy & Complex Systems is proud to announce it will be hosting a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and budding scholars as part of the Dupont Summit, which will be held Friday, …

Tailpipe to Tank
September 14, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Stuart Licht has designed the ultimate recycling machine. The solar reactor that he and colleagues built in his lab at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., takes carbon dioxide (CO2) …

TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 22-25, 2016 — Washington DC
September 9, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment
TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo — May 22-25, 2016  — Washington DC

Join us in Washington D.C. as the TechConnect World Innovation Conference co-locates with the largest global innovation program in physical and life sciences.
The joint programs include the Nanotech 2016 Conference, the National Innovation Summit and …

The Emerging Bioeconomy – a Case Study — September 10, 2015 — Washington, DC
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The Emerging Bioeconomy – a Case Study — September 10, 2015 — Washington, DC

As we work towards transitioning to a low carbon, bio-based economy, what are the key benefits and impacts to consider and how will they be measured?

Join us for Lunch!
Thursday, September 10, 12:00-2:00PM
National Wildlife Federation, National …

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

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

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Biomass Summit Innovation in Algae Startup Stage — October 1, 2015 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: August 31, 2015
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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Biomass Summit Innovation in Algae Startup Stage — October 1, 2015 — Washington, DC  DEADLINE: August 31, 2015

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

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meeting — August 27-28, 2015 — Washington, DC
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Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meeting — August 27-28, 2015 — Washington, DC

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

Bioenergy 2015 Posts Presentations
July 31, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Department of Energy)  … We know many of you are interested in some of the presentations from our great lineup of speakers. We have posted select presentations from the conference to our Bioenergy 2015 presentations website.

They …

Corn Growers Rally for RFS in DC
July 16, 2015 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Hundreds of corn farmers from across America were in Washington D.C. today (July 15, 2015) to rally for the cuts to corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFs) to be …

Advanced Diesel Technologies Featured During Sustainable Transportation Day In Washington D.C.
June 22, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)   … Advanced Biofuel Capabilities Enhance Diesel as a Sustainable Transportation Option — Diesel engines found in vehicles ranging from passenger vehicles all the way to large tractors are capable of operating on …

Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper? — June 12, 2015 — Washington, DC
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Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper?    —   June 12, 2015 — Washington, DC

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition invite you to a briefing examining the current state and potential future of the transportation fuel supply. While …

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meets in May
May 19, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment
Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Meets in May

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

18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum — July 9, 2015 — Washington, DC
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18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum  —  July 9, 2015 — Washington, DC

The 18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every …

World Bank PSLO’s Annual Energy Sector Program: Integrating Sustainable Energy in Global Development — May 4-7, 2015 — Washington, DC
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World Bank PSLO’s Annual Energy Sector Program:  Integrating Sustainable Energy in Global Development  —  May 4-7, 2015 — Washington, DC

​The Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Network invites you to mark your calendars for an annual joint program focusing on the energy sector opportunities at the International Financial Institutions, including The World Bank Group, Inter-American …

Algae Biomass Summit 2015 Mary Rosenthal Memorial Student Travel Grants
April 20, 2015 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Foundation, ABO’s sister organization, is pleased to announce that it is offering $500 travel grants to attend the 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in Washington, DC, USA, from September 29 through …

4th USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 16-17, 2016 — Washington, DC
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4th USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 16-17, 2016 — Washington, DC

You can attend the largest celebration of STEM for FREE! On April 16-17, 2016, the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival returns to the nation’s capital along with some of your favorite performers and hands-on …

On Campuses, a Fossil-Fuel Divestment Movement
April 16, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post originally posted December 2013; includes 2015 updates)  A divestment movement is marching across U.S. college campuses, borrowing tactics from the 1980s anti-apartheid campaign and using them against oil, gas …

Nebraska Corn Representatives Tell Ethanol’s Story on Capitol Hill
April 13, 2015 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(NebraskaCorn.org)  Ethanol advocates from across the nation came together in Washington, DC in late March as part of a “Biofuels Beltway March” to share their ethanol stories and communicate the widespread grassroots support for American …

The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them — March 31, 2015 — Washington, DC
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The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them — March 31, 2015 — Washington, DC

The conventional view of what governments should do to foster innovation is simple: get out of the way. But economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that view is as wrong as it is widespread. In countries that …

Bioenergy 2015 — June 23-25 — Washington, DC
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Bioenergy 2015 —  June 23-25 —   Washington, DC

On June 23–24, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its eighth annual conference—Bioenergy 2015: Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape. Co-hosted with the Clean Energy Research and Education …

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 …

2015 ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum April 22-23 Washington, DC
February 13, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment
2015 ACORE Renewable Energy Policy Forum   April 22-23   Washington, DC

Join the renewable energy industry as it mobilizes key policymakers and federal and state stakeholders to deliberate, develop and advance the critical near and long-term policy priorities that will motivate the President in his last two …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 16, 2015
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  March 16, 2015

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

Algae Biomass Summit September 29-October 2, 2015 Washington, DC
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Algae Biomass Summit   September 29-October 2, 2015    Washington, DC

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab? February 23, 2015 Washington, DC
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Algae for Biofuels – Cold Water, Inland in Ponds or in the Lab?    February 23, 2015   Washington, DC

The need for biofuels only increases globally and the production must turn to various algal species as possible sources. This seminar will look at a range of available growth areas geographically for the algae – …

Energy Independence Summit 2015 February 22-24 Washington, DC
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Energy Independence Summit 2015     February 22-24    Washington, DC

Join us in Washington, DC for the nation’s premier alternative fuel vehicle policy summit, where the nation’s Clean Cities Coalitions and transportation energy leaders will convene to share best practices and educate federal policy makers …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy December 4 Washington DC DEADLINE September 15, 2015
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CALL FOR PAPERS:  Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy    December 4     Washington DC   DEADLINE September 15, 2015

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy — December 4 — Washington DC
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Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy  —   December 4  —   Washington DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

7th Annual “Biofuels Beltway March” March 24-25, 2015 Washington, DC
January 12, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
7th Annual “Biofuels Beltway March”    March 24-25, 2015   Washington, DC

American Coalition for Ethanol.  Please join us at this important event!  There is no registration fee to attend and ACE staff will schedule all meetings on your behalf and provide materials and talking points: participants …

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference March 11-13, 2015 Washington, DC
December 4, 2014 – 6:08 pm | No Comment
Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference   March 11-13, 2015   Washington, DC

ABLC is the gathering point for the top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire spectrum of advanced Fuels, Chemicals & Materials CEOs and senior executives, business development, R&D leaders, strategic partners, …

Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2015 April 13 Washington, D.C
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Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2015  April 13  Washington, D.C

Good Jobs, Green Jobs is the nation’s leading forum for strategizing and implementing environmental solutions that create and maintain quality, family-sustaining jobs and ensure the health and safety of our workplaces and communities.

This year’s Conference …

The Economic and Climate Implications of Methane Emissions from the Oil & Gas Sector October 30, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Washington, DC
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The Economic and Climate Implications of Methane Emissions from the Oil & Gas Sector   October 30, 2014   2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that gas leaks from this sector are responsible …

4 Minutes With…Chris Groobey, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
October 10, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Our energy practice focuses solely on renewable and other advanced forms of energy, including fuels and chemicals. … We in this industry absolutely must finance and complete a handful of successful …

Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update October 6, 2014 Washington, DC
September 29, 2014 – 2:42 pm | No Comment
Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update     October 6, 2014     Washington, DC

Monday, October 6, 2014
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
2226 Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street
Free and open to the public
Please RSVP to expedite check-in
A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM …

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

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

The Changing Course of the Brazilian Elections September 16, 2014 Washington, DC
September 12, 2014 – 11:30 am | One Comment
The Changing Course of the Brazilian Elections    September 16, 2014   Washington, DC

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy December 5 Washington, DC DEADLINE: October 5, 2014
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CALL FOR PAPERS:  Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy     December 5    Washington, DC    DEADLINE: October 5, 2014

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy December 5 Washington, DC
July 11, 2014 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy     December 5    Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

How Two Small New York Towns Have Shaken up the National Fight over Fracking
July 3, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The multibillion-dollar Anschutz Exploration Corp., which helped make its founder, Philip Anschutz, one of the richest men in America, filed a lawsuit three years ago against Dryden, a small town in …

CREW Requests Investigation Into Industry Influence on RFS
July 1, 2014 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics/Biomass Magazine) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has requested U.S. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins investigate whether the Carlyle Group and Delta Airlines improperly influenced the EPA’s proposed renewable fuel …

CALL FOR POSTERS: Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy July 29-30 Washington, DC DEADLINE: June 10
May 29, 2014 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites students, researchers, public and private organizations, and members of the general public to submit poster abstracts for consideration for the annual Biomass Conference Poster Session. …

Climate Panel and Years of Living Dangerously
May 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Enlightening and Shocking are apt words that describe the eighth episode of the Years of Living Dangerously that was screened on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, May 20. The event, …

17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum July 31, 2014 Washington, DC
May 18, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum     July 31, 2014   Washington, DC

This year’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO expects to bring together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations to showcase the status and near-term potential …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC DEADLINE: uncertain
May 8, 2014 – 7:42 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC   DEADLINE: uncertain

The call for papers is now open!
The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO …

Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC
May 8, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment
Dupont Summit   December 5, 2014   Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the environment. The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting conversation …

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 …

DC Mayor Prohibits Fuel Efficient Consumer Choices
April 30, 2014 – 8:57 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  If District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray had his druthers there would be no diesel powered cars in the District. …

The problem with the proposal is that the Mayor seems to ignore …

EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet Competition at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
April 24, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

Tomorrow (April 25, 2014), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will open the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which hosts student teams from colleges and universities across the country who exhibit sustainable …

AAAS Fellowships At The Bioenergy Technologies Office
April 18, 2014 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(U.S Department Of Energy) The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) regularly engages fellows in the sciences through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program. The program provides opportunities for …

Office Of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Internships and Fellowships
April 15, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

EERE offers exciting student volunteer internships throughout the year in its Washington, D.C., headquarters. These volunteer internships provide exciting opportunities for students to learn through direct experience about the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. In addition, …

Changing Water into Wine: Er, Will Jet Fuel Do?
April 9, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrocarbon fuel from seawater and nothing else? Is it possible?  Not only possible, but demonstrated as a process, and tested in a model plane.   How does it rate on the …

Health Effects of Fine Particles from Vehicle Emissions April 1, 2014 Washington, DC
March 25, 2014 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
Health Effects of Fine Particles from Vehicle Emissions   April 1, 2014    Washington, DC

Numerous scientific studies have linked exposure to particle pollution – especially fine particles – to a variety of serious health problems and premature death.  Particle pollution from gasoline use in motor vehicles is caused entirely …

USDA FSA-RMA Joint Stakeholder Listening Session on Farm Bill Implementation March 27, 2014 Washington, DC
March 19, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment
USDA FSA-RMA Joint Stakeholder Listening Session on Farm Bill Implementation      March 27, 2014     Washington, DC

You are invited to join representatives from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) for a Stakeholders Listening Session on our preparations to implement the provisions from the Agricultural Act of …

Energy Independence Summit March 30-April 1, 2014 Washington, DC
March 12, 2014 – 11:32 pm | No Comment
Energy Independence Summit    March 30-April 1, 2014    Washington, DC

The Energy Independence Summit is the nation’s premier alternative fuels policy event; and this year’s event runs March 30 – April 2 in Washington, DC.

The 2014 Summit will bring together more than 200 of the …

National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train April 22-23, 2014 Washington, DC
March 11, 2014 – 11:22 am | No Comment
National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train      April 22-23, 2014     Washington, DC

(National Transportation Safety Board)  The National Transportation Safety Board today (March 6, 2014) announced it will hold a public forum on April 22-23 in Washington that will examine the safety issues associated with the transportation …

Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy July 29-30 Washington, DC
March 7, 2014 – 2:51 pm | No Comment
Biomass 2014:  Growing the Future Bioeconomy     July 29-30     Washington, DC

Agenda with speaker presentations
Breakout Speaker Biographies
Additional Speaker Biographies
Attendee List
Biomass 2014 Promotional Video

Advanced Biofuels USA, co-hosting with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, invites you to  Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy. We are planning …

The Energy YoYo: When Will Renewables Replace Oil & Gas?
February 6, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/International Procurement Tools Inc.)  We may already be over the tipping point where greenhouse gases (GHG) have so altered the delicate balance in nature that climate changes are irreversible. Two worlds …

ACORE’s National Renewable Energy Policy Forum March 27-28, 2014 Washington, DC
January 31, 2014 – 6:34 pm | No Comment
ACORE’s National Renewable Energy Policy Forum   March 27-28, 2014   Washington, DC

Join renewable energy leaders and policy makers from Capitol Hill and across the country as we assess renewable energy market growth and make the case for a coherent, long-term and consistent federal policy framework to …

SAE High Octane Fuels Symposium: Where CAFE and RFS Meet January 21, 2014 Washington, DC
January 17, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
SAE High Octane Fuels Symposium: Where CAFE and RFS Meet        January 21, 2014   Washington, DC

The 2014 High Octane Fuels Symposium will feature discussions among industry leaders focusing on two key aspects of high-octane fuels that were identified during the 2013 symposium.

The first session will explore whether high-octane fuels can …

Powering the Navy’s Energy Future
December 20, 2013 – 6:48 pm | No Comment
Powering the Navy’s Energy Future

Long committed to strengthening its energy security and independence, the Department of the Navy has set robust goals for reducing demand and increasing alternative energy use.   Dennis McGinn, recently confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of …

District of Columbia Set to Consider Ban on Diesel Registrations
December 20, 2013 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Legislation pending before the District of Columbia City Council banning diesel-powered cars and trucks will get a hearing on January 8, 2014 before the Transportation and Environment Committee.  The “Sustainable DC Omnibus …

“Farm-to-Fleet” Industry Day January 30, 2014 Washington, DC
December 12, 2013 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
“Farm-to-Fleet” Industry Day    January 30, 2014   Washington, DC

U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy’s joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture will now make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel purchase and use by the military. This incorporates the acquisition of biofuel blends into regular …

2014 CAAFI General Meeting and Expo January 28-29 Washington, DC
December 12, 2013 – 12:35 pm | No Comment
2014 CAAFI General Meeting and Expo   January 28-29  Washington, DC

The 2014 CAAFI General Meeting on January 28 and 29, 2014 will include presentations and white papers covering key issues facing the alternative aviation fuels industry as well as panels providing industry and stakeholder perspectives.

The …

Nightmare Scenario: Renewable Fuels’ Defenders Pull out the Stops to Persuade EPA to Continue the War on Imported Oil
December 5, 2013 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, the EPA has scheduled a day of testimony on its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel volume targets — and a proposed 40 percent slash in the advanced biofuels category to …

CLEEN II Industry Day December 3, 2013 Washington, DC
November 21, 2013 – 12:50 pm | No Comment
CLEEN II Industry Day    December 3, 2013    Washington, DC

Federal Aviation Administration will be holding an Industry Day for the CLEEN II solicitation on December 3, 2013 at the Washington DC Convention Center.  Under NextGen, the FAA initiated the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and …

Military Mobile Power Summit January 13-14, 2014 Washington, DC
November 19, 2013 – 10:51 am | No Comment
Military Mobile Power Summit     January 13-14, 2014    Washington, DC

DSI’s Military Mobile Power Summit is a senior level, educational ”Town Hall” forum that will bring together selected technology, engineering, and requirements offices, along with thought leaders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices in …

Strengthening National Laboratory Commercialization December 10, 2013 Washington, DC
November 18, 2013 – 1:17 pm | No Comment
Strengthening National Laboratory Commercialization    December 10, 2013   Washington, DC

The Department of Energy’s National Laboratories are a key driver of energy innovation and represent over $14 billion in annual federally-funded research investment. Yet, as ITIF found in a nonpartisan study with the Heritage Foundation …

GE Aviation Pursues Alternative Fuel Sources For Testing
November 8, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(Aviation Pros/GE Aviation)  A 10-year agreement calls for GE’s baseline commitment of 500,000 gallons of cellulosic synthetic biofuel annually.

GE Aviation, which consumes more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually at its engine testing …

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy
October 30, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting “biochar” to soil are impressive. If true, they could influence land management worldwide. Alleged benefits …

Oil Industry Begins Running New Ad on Renewable Fuels (video)
August 13, 2013 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Fuel Fix)  The American Petroleum Institute on Monday launched a new round of advertising taking aim at an eight-year-old renewable fuels mandate it wants Congress to repeal.

The new television ad features …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Dupont Summit 2013: Pressing Issues Confront Economic Reality December 6, 2013 Washington, DC DEADLINE: September 30
July 12, 2013 – 5:10 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  Dupont Summit 2013: Pressing Issues Confront Economic Reality  December 6, 2013    Washington, DC   DEADLINE:  September 30

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote dialogue about the pressing policy issues related toscience, technology and the environment.  The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting discussion …

Dupont Summit 2013: Pressing Issues Confront Economic Reality December 6, 2013 Washington, DC
July 12, 2013 – 5:08 pm | No Comment
Dupont Summit 2013: Pressing Issues Confront Economic Reality  December 6, 2013    Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote dialogue about the pressing policy issues related to science, technology and the environment.  The conference mirrors the interest of the PSO and its partners in promoting discussion …

U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum July 18, 2013 Washington, DC
June 14, 2013 – 5:05 pm | No Comment
U.S. Military & Renewable Energy Industry Forum   July 18, 2013   Washington, DC

The Department of Defense has heard the industry’s message about how to effectively deploy renewable energy, but significant challenges remain. As the military transitions from testing and goal setting to deploying active project pipelines, close …

Advanced Biofuels USA Urges Introspection on Climate Change at Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum in Washington, D.C
June 13, 2013 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) Robert E. Kozak, Advanced Biofuels USA founder and board member began his remarks at the Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum in Washington, D.C June 12, with …

RETECH 2013 September 9-11 Washington, DC
May 3, 2013 – 12:09 am | No Comment
RETECH 2013   September 9-11    Washington, DC

In September, RETECH will unite business leaders, investors, technology innovators, federal, state, and local government officials and university educators from across the world to address today’s most pressing issues and opportunities facing every discipline of …

Advanced Biofuels USA Co-Hosts DOE’s Biomass 2013
April 10, 2013 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

Advanced Biofuels USA, co-hosting with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, invites you to be a supporter of Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy. This year’s conference will be held July …

Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry Is Reshaping American Energy July 31-August 1 Washington, DC
March 28, 2013 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
Biomass 2013:  How the Advanced Bioindustry Is Reshaping American Energy    July 31-August 1  Washington, DC

On July 31–August 1, 2013, US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Advanced Biofuels USA will co-host the sixth annual biomass conference, Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy, at the …

American University to Celebrate Switch to B20 at April 2 Event
March 27, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  For biodiesel fans in the Washington, D.C., area, American University is the place to be April 2 as the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition co-hosts an engagement highlighting American …

16th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum June 12, 2013 Washington, DC
March 15, 2013 – 11:45 am | No Comment
16th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum   June 12, 2013   Washington, DC

On Wednesday-June 12, the Sustainable Energy Coalition – in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses – will host the 16th annual Congressional Renewable …

Project in Tri-Cities Using Ag Waste to Create Biofuel Becoming Commercially Reliable
March 6, 2013 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Kristi Pihl (Tri-City Herald)  A pilot project to produce biofuel using agricultural and organic municipal waste has reached levels that makes the process commercially viable, researchers say.

The project, paid for by the Department of Energy, …

Clean Cities Coalition for Energy Neutral Sustainability
March 6, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) At a recent Greater Washington Green Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) reception, I had the chance to reflect on many passionate environmentalists who perceive Big Oil/gas companies as blind-eyed industrialists, caricaturizing …