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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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Could Shipping Provide the Catalyst for Global Biofuel?
November 22, 2013 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Charlie Bartlett (Seatrade Global)  Given the poor quality of fuel on which many ship engines currently run, the global shipping industry has been pilloried recently for its poor emissions performance.  Now, it has an …

Biofuel Reform in Trouble
November 22, 2013 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  MEPs must choose between accepting a weak Council position on control of biofuel or handing the issue to the next Parliament
Attempts by the European Commission to rein in the use …

Financing Bioenergy, and Making Better Investment Decisions – via Renewable Proved Reserves
November 22, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In November 2011, the Digest ran a story on a remarkable proposition — advanced by Richard Hamilton, CEO of Ceres — that biofuels companies – on the “level playing field” …

Is Shrub Willow a Viable Biomass Feedstock for the US?
November 21, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  Shrub willow — the short rotation crop that kept the world in wicker baskets for centuries — is gradually finding new life as a cold-resistant biomass, particularly in upstate New …

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

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

Missouri University Researchers Make Soybeans Healthier
November 21, 2013 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Angela Pearson (KBIA)  On November 7, the Food and Drug Administration made a preliminary decision. That decision stated trans fats as unsafe in food. Trans fats are found in most processed foods.
A team at the …

New App Helps Drivers Find Alternative Fuel Stations
November 21, 2013 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by  Laura Legere  (NPR/StateImpact)  … The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a resource you can take on the road. A free iPhone app shows the location of more than 15,000 alternative fueling stations throughout the country with …

How Whisky Makers Could Soon Be Providing A Superior Biofuel
November 21, 2013 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Spross (ThinkProgress.org)  With any luck, future whisky fans may be able to enjoy their three fingers in the afternoon with the added knowledge they’ve contributed to a climate-friendly energy economy.According to E&E News, …

Hopes for Vonore Biofuel Refinery Remain Elusive
November 21, 2013 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Joel Davis (The Daily Times)  Nearly four years after the ribbon was cut on one of the world’s first cellulosic ethanol demonstration facilities in Vonore, hopes for a commercial-scale biorefinery being constructed in the …

Boeing, GOL Airlines Announce Biofuel Collaboration
November 21, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(BreakingTravelNews)  Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. will work together to speed the research, development and approval of new sources of sustainable aviation biofuel in Brazil. Their collaboration will support GOL’s plans to use …

Co-Location of Torrefaction, Power, Biofuel Plants Reduces Costs
November 21, 2013 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Douglas Tiffany, assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota, discussed the economics of co-locating torrefaction, ethanol and coal power plants at the University of North Dakota on Nov. …

Favorable Feedstock Costs Can Drop Cellulosic Sugar Prices
November 21, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lower feedstock prices can drive down prices of fermentable cellulosic sugar to 26 cents per kilogram (kg), down from 32 to 36 cents per kg, competitive with sugars from corn or …

Corn Oil Extraction Examined from Several Angles during Webinar
November 21, 2013 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  During a webinar held Nov. 14 four experts talked about corn oil extraction from the viewpoint of animal nutrition, corn oil markets, its financial impact on ethanol plants and …

Ethanol Industry Examines Implications of Record Corn Crop
November 21, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The record corn supply has multiple implications for the ethanol industry. The USDA’s Nov. 8 supply/demand report pegged the 2013 corn crop at 13.989 billion bushels, a new …

Illinois Ethanol Plant to Build Co-Located Biodiesel Plant
November 21, 2013 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Adkins Energy LLC, a 48 MMgy ethanol plant located in Lena, Ill., is poised to begin construction on a 2 MMgy co-located biodiesel plant, which will utilize the distillers …

CARD Report: Altering RFS Would Have Modest Effect on Corn Prices
November 21, 2013 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new paper from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University indicates that if the U.S. EPA does significantly reduce the renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume …

Minnesota Station Celebrates State’s First Biodiesel Blender Pumps
November 21, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to Staples Enterprises, motorists traveling through Heron Lake, Minn., now have even more biodiesel choices to fill their tanks.
The Heron Lake convenience store recently held an open …

Boston Parks and Recreation Department Partners with Bioheat
November 21, 2013 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(CBS EcoMedia/Biodiesel Magazine)
The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the installation of new oil tanks in the Franklin Park Maintenance building with a special ribbon-cutting celebration. The oil tank replacement was made possible …

32 US Senators Urge Administration to Support Biodiesel Growth
November 21, 2013 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. senators from across the country sent a letter Nov. 14 asking the Obama administration to support reasonable growth in the biodiesel industry next year under …

Ceres Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results
November 21, 2013 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Ceres)  – Plantings have commenced for the 2013-14 growing season in Brazil.
– Number of mills evaluating Ceres’ sorghum hybrids has increased over previous season.
– Lower expenses forecast for fiscal year 2014.
Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) …

Why UN Climate Talks Are Still Relevant: Report from COP 19 in Warsaw
November 21, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Michael Davidson (East Winds/The Energy Collective)  We are heading into the second week of UN climate negotiations in Warsaw (refered to as COP 19), where 194 countries are busy laying the groundwork for an …

Top Five Things You Should Know About Algae
November 21, 2013 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Christy Sterner (US Department of Energy) Read the blog to find out how algae can be used to create cost-competitive and high-performance biofuels. Discover how it grows, how it is used in biofuel production, and much …

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

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

Time to Reconsider a Carbon Tax?
November 21, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Wallace E. Tyner (PennEnergy/Purdue University) … First, with the new IPCC report it is abundantly clear that global warming and climate change represent a clear and present danger not only to the US but for …

The Biofuels Renewable Fuel Standard at a Crossroads
November 21, 2013 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Wallace E. Tyner (PennEnergy/Purdue University)  … So what is behind the differences in both my suggested values and the EPA proposal?  The biggest difference in my original post and EPA is in the level of …

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Outstripping Climate Aid by Factor of Five
November 21, 2013 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Fossil-fuel subsidies paid by industrial nations are more than five times the climate aid provided to poorer nations that need funds to reduce emissions and adapt to global warming, a …

Proposed Rules for 2014 RFS – A Volume of Uncertainty
November 21, 2013 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Seth Meyer and Rob Johansson (US Department of Agriculture/FarmDocDaily)  …Alternatively, if the EPA’s estimates of the potential for E85 consumption are too high and the actual blend wall is lower than the estimated13 billion gallons, then …

Editorial, 11/20: Ethanol a Key Part of Energy Mix
November 21, 2013 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(Journal Star)  … There’s little doubt  the industry is under attack by a misguided and misinformed alliance of tea party Republicans and erstwhile environmentalists. Better for ethanol supporters to save their energy for the renewed attacks …

Destination China
November 21, 2013 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) China has quickly recovered its place as the top importer of U.S. distillers grains after dropping the dumping investigation in May 2012. Through July of this year, the country has …

E15 Pumps to Open in Rochelle, Illinois
November 21, 2013 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Brownfields Ag News)  E-15 fueling pumps are coming to Rochelle, Illinois. A ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday at the Petro Travel Plaza on 900 Petro Road. Ten new fueling stations with E15 will be …

FEATURE: US Ethanol Producers Look to Exports, if 2014 RFS Caps Domestic Demand
November 21, 2013 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang  (Platts)  Even before the US Environmental Protection Agency signaled last week that it planned to cut its biofuels mandate for 2014, US ethanol makers were already bullish on the prospects of growing …

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 …

Bio Architecture Lab, EcoShift Make Waves with Seaweed-Based Biofuels
November 21, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Dustin Mulvaney (EcoShift Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … EcoShift Consulting (www.ecoshift.com) recently conducted a GHG intensity analysis of a seaweed-based ethanol product that performs significantly better than gasoline as well as ethanol made from other feedstocks. The …

Riley, McKeon & Giblin Bill to Promote Use of Bio-Based Heating Oil Released by Assembly Panel
November 21, 2013 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(AssemblyDems.com)  Legislation Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, John McKeon and Thomas Giblin sponsored to promote more use of bio-based heating oil was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
The Bio-based Heating Oil Act (A-3161) requires that all …

Tri-State, LARD Purchase Bridgeport Biodiesel; Upgrades Planned
November 21, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Tri-State/Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City-based Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, have partnered with New Jersey-based Lard-NABF LLC (LARD) to purchase and upgrade the Connecticut-based biodiesel production business, Bridgeport Biodiesel.
This partnership …

2nd Annual OPIS LCFS Workshop December 12-13, 2013 San Francisco, CA
November 21, 2013 – 12:02 pm | No Comment
2nd Annual OPIS LCFS Workshop    December 12-13, 2013   San Francisco, CA

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard wave is spreading across North America – are you prepared?
Attend this 2-day workshop and hear from the leading authorities who are creating and shaping these regulations, from the experts who …

Are You a Fuel Smartie? Which Money-Saving Fuel Did You Buy, and When?
November 21, 2013 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were buying higher blends of renewable fuels this year, you saved on dollars per mile.
So many blends, so many fuels, and a commodity price roller-coaster to navigate. Who’s …

Continued Biodiesel Growth Jeopardized by EPA’s 2014 RFS Proposal
November 20, 2013 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The U.S. biodiesel industry has grown significantly this year, but if the U.S. EPA’s final 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligation for biomass-based diesel looks anything like its proposal released …

‘Operation Free’ on Renewable Energy
November 20, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability recently hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen Norman Seip (USAF, ret) on the topic of sustainability and national security. The event was part of the Sustainable …

Researchers Warn Against High Emissions from Oil Palm Expansion in Brazil
November 20, 2013 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel could result in extremely high emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) unless strict controls are put …

DOE Grant Helps Expand Biodiesel Training for Diesel Technicians
November 20, 2013 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board)  Program helps ensure long-term integration of biodiesel into American fuel supply
Some instructors from throughout the Midwest who will train the diesel mechanics of tomorrow now have a thorough knowledge base on biodiesel. …

Intermarket Placing on the Biodiesel from Animal Fat
November 20, 2013 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Hayat Gazzane (Le Figaro)  The group Musketeers opened the first factory in France specializing in the production of biodiesel from the inedible waste.
The future of biofuels is in animal fat. In any case believes that the Groupement …

Energy Minister Pongsak Outlines Biofuel, NGV Policies to Toyota Execs
November 20, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Watcharapong Thongrung  (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry will focus more next year on promoting natural gas for vehicles (NGV), gasohol, and palm-oil-based biodiesel, according to Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal.
He told executives of Toyota Motor (Thailand) …

Italian Battleship Taking Part in Biodiesel Certification Program for Will Pay a Friendly Visit to Klaipeda
November 20, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(Noodls)  On November 19 through 25 the Caio Duilio destroyer of the Italian Navy which also took part in NATO’s Response Force exercise Steadfast Jazz 213 earlier this month will be conducting a friendly visit …

Big Changes in California LCFS Are Called for in a New Report
November 20, 2013 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by John Kingston (Platts)  The University of California-Davis has a new study out about California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Once you get past the standard dry academic writing, much of it is fairly startling.
We care about …

Veterans Enter Fight for RFS
November 20, 2013 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Two new organizations have entered the fight for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today as concerns about the future of the RFS deepen with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)proposed 2014 renewable …

EPA Ethanol Decision Pushes Farm Bill toward Finish Line
November 20, 2013 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Erik Wasson (The Hill) The Environmental Protection Agency’s preliminary decision to reduce renewable fuels blending requirements has increased momentum to get a farm bill done this year, the top House negotiator on the measure said …

Grassley: Assault on Ethanol Misses Its Mark
November 20, 2013 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (The Daily Nonpareil) … The predictable efforts to smear ethanol’s reputation ignore the renewable fuel’s valuable contributions to clean energy, rural development, job creation and U.S. energy independence. The latest round …

UK Firm to Add 200 Jobs at Eastman Business Park
November 20, 2013 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Tom Tobin (Democrat & Chronicle) Naturally Scientific Technologies Ltd., a business described as an anchor in the Eastman Business Park’s efforts to compete in the bioenergy field, will locate at the park to pursue a …

Iowa Retailer Becomes 9th Station to Offer E15
November 20, 2013 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Waukon Feed Ranch in northeast Iowa will begin offering E15 for 2001 and newer cars, trucks and other vehicles. It becomes the state’s ninth registered E15 retailer.

Now, most motorists …

Branstad Launches a New Website to Support Ethanol, Biodiesel Use in Fuel Supply
November 20, 2013 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched a new website to oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to roll back the amount of renewable fuels …

Unlocking the Universe of Biobased (and Not So Biobased) Materials
November 20, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In Massachusetts, applied mathematicians Markos Katsoulakis and Luc Rey-Bellet of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will share a three-year, $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, with others, to develop …

Brazil Considering Switching from E100 to E85
November 19, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

(GlobalBioBusiness)  Ever since 1975 Brazil has been offering E100 in all its fuel pumps. E100, or 100% ethanol, has often been considered a much cleaner option than E85, which is 85% ethanol plus 15% low-grade …

Growing Support for Renewable Packaging and Green Chemistry | Commentary
November 19, 2013 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Greenwood (Roll Call/Biotechnology Industry Organization)   During a time when partisan politics rule the day, it is sometimes hard for pragmatic bipartisan efforts to cut through the clutter and get the attention they deserve. …

Beta Renewables Technology to Make Ethanol, Bioglycols in China
November 19, 2013 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  M&G Chemicals announced its decision to construct a second-generation biorefinery in China to convert 1 million metric tons of biomass into ethanol and bioglycols. The project in the Fuyang …

Vilsack Defends EPA’s Slashing of RFS
November 19, 2013 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is defending the Obama Administration’s proposal to cut the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the amount of …

As Pentagon Invests in Green Fuel, Critics Focus on the Cost
November 19, 2013 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Evan Halper   (Los Angeles Times)  On a recent Navy voyage, alternative fuel cost $26 a gallon, and millions are being invested in bioenergy firms. Some experts worry there won’t be sufficient benefits.
When the U.S. Navy sailed …

USDA Solicits New Bids under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
November 19, 2013 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is offering to sell its recently acquired sugar inventory for use as a feedstock for bio-energy production using …

Waste Rice Crops Provide Promise for Sustainable Fuels of the Future
November 19, 2013 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(University of Nottingham)  Scientists from The University of Nottingham have received vital funding to create new biofuels which will address the urgent need to find alternatives to fossil fuels.
Researchers from the University and the International …

Argentine Biodiesel Exports Seen Increasing on Demand From U.S.
November 19, 2013 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by  Whitney McFerron (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Argentina, the world’s biggest biodiesel exporter, is increasing shipments of the fuel on stronger U.S. demand, Oil World said.
Argentine exports of biodiesel made from soybean oil will climb to 450,000 metric …

Meet Me at the World’s Flare; Methane Gas Flaring, and the Role of Biobased Tech
November 19, 2013 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The flares — Dakota fireflies — dot the landscape like pin-lights. They burn natural gas escaping from the unconnected Bakken oil field wells, which are coaxing energy out of 9,000 …

EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards / Proposal Seeks Input to Address “E10 Blend Wall,” Reaffirms Commitment to Biofuels
November 19, 2013 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (November 15, 2013) proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/INNOVATIONS: Cleantech 2014 June 15-19 Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD DEADLINES: December 31, 2013 for abstracts; January 31, 2014 for innovations
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/INNOVATIONS: Cleantech 2014 June 15-19 Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD  DEADLINES: December 31, 2013 for abstracts; January 31, 2014 for innovations

Clean Technology is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference addressing advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies and clean business practices applied towards a more sustainable future. The mission of Clean Technology is to bring together the entire Clean Technology ecosystem …

Cleantech 2014 June 15-19 Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD
November 19, 2013 – 11:56 am | No Comment
Cleantech 2014   June 15-19   Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD

Clean Technology is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference addressing advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies and clean business practices applied towards a more sustainable future. The mission of Clean Technology is to bring together the entire Clean Technology ecosystem …

7th Biofuels International Conference September 24-25, 2014 Ghent, Belgium
November 19, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment
7th Biofuels International Conference    September 24-25, 2014   Ghent, Belgium

The 7th Biofuels International Conference to be held at The Marriott Hotel, Ghent, Belgium 24-25 September 2014

Key sponsors the Port of Ghent, hosting the networking reception
Potential tour to be held by the Port of Ghent …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico DEADLINE: February 14, 2014
November 19, 2013 – 11:36 am | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico   DEADLINE:  February 14, 2014

The 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results, …

4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico
November 19, 2013 – 11:28 am | No Comment
4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts   June 15-18, 2014    Santa Fe, New Mexico

The 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the latest unpublished technical and scientific results, …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014 June 22-27, 2014 Sydney, Australia DEADLINE: January 31, 2014
November 19, 2013 – 11:16 am | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014 June 22-27, 2014 Sydney, Australia   DEADLINE:  January 31, 2014

Historically, Australia has been a leader in algal applications and currently there are many exciting research and industrial developments in algal applications happening in Australia. International interest in algal applications in Australia is strong due …

5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014 June 22-27, 2014 Sydney, Australia
November 19, 2013 – 11:11 am | No Comment
5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014    June 22-27, 2014   Sydney, Australia

Historically, Australia has been a leader in algal applications and currently there are many exciting research and industrial developments in algal applications happening in Australia. International interest in algal applications in Australia is strong due …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2014 Valladolid, Spain DEADLINE: January 15, 2014
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2014 Valladolid, Spain   DEADLINE: January 15, 2014

The 10th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Valladolid, Spain, from Wednesday June 4 until Friday June 6, 2014.
Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and …

10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2014 Valladolid, Spain
November 19, 2013 – 11:01 am | No Comment
10th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    June 4-6, 2014     Valladolid, Spain

The 10th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Valladolid, Spain, from Wednesday June 4 until Friday June 6, 2014.
Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations 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 …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo May 5-9, 2014 Long Beach, CA DEADLINE: November 29, 2013
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CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo May 5-9, 2014 Long Beach, CA  DEADLINE: November 29, 2013

Learn how to reduce your fuel costs and emissions during three days of fleet-focused educational sessions.
Join us at ACT Expo where leading public and private fleets will share ways you can reduce your fuel costs …

WEBINAR State Biodiesel Policy Roundup and Update: Mandates, Production and Blending Incentives, Bioheat Legislation December 5, 2013 2:00PM CDT
November 19, 2013 – 10:13 am | No Comment
WEBINAR State Biodiesel Policy  Roundup and Update: Mandates, Production and Blending Incentives, Bioheat Legislation     December 5, 2013   2:00PM CDT

The questionable fate of the U.S. renewable fuel standard (RFS) has dominated headlines in recent months, with powerful oil and food lobbies pushing Congress to dismantle the program. Some say the federal RFS sets a …

European Algae Biomass Conference May 5-7, 2014 Seville, Spain
November 18, 2013 – 6:27 pm | No Comment
European Algae Biomass Conference  May 5-7, 2014   Seville, Spain

Maximising Commercial Successes in Algae Biomass by Combining Focussed R&D With Business Strategy
ACI’s 4th annual European Algae Biomass Conference will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and …

​Designing a Fair Carbon Tax
November 18, 2013 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Daniel F. Morris (Resources Magazine)  …
Although putting a price on carbon may possibly have regressive impacts, economic estimates can overstate these impacts by using short-term or nonrepresentative income measures. In fact, some research suggests that …

How Electric Cars Can Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 18, 2013 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Linn and Virginia McConnell (Resources Magazine)  …The motivation for these policies is that many consider electric vehicles to be essential for achieving the long-term goals of dramatically reducing vehicles’ oil consumption and greenhouse gas …

Wood Bioenergy and Land Use: A Challenge to the Searchinger Hypothesis
November 18, 2013 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Roger A. Sedjo, Brent L. Sohngen, Anne Riddle  (Resources for the Future)  A concern of many environmentalists is that the use of biomass energy will decimate the forests. Searchinger et al. (2008, 2009) examined this …

Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?
November 18, 2013 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University)  New study concludes that biofuels can be part of climate-energy solution.
The debate has been raging for years. Can biofuels, fuels derived from recently alive plant materials (or manure), serve as …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit April 23-25, 2014 Shanghai, China DEADLINE: February 28, 2014
November 18, 2013 – 1:25 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit    April 23-25, 2014   Shanghai, China   DEADLINE:  February 28, 2014

2014 China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit will be held from April 23rd to 25th, 2014 in Shanghai Lake Meilan International Convention Center. This summit is a high-quality international biomass energy conference which is …

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 …

A Few More Storms Like Typhoon Haiyan May Finally Make Our Leaders Act on Climate Change
November 18, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jeffrey D. Sachs (The Washington Post/Earth Institute at Columbia University)  …Through all of this, Congress sits supine. And it’s no mystery why: The oil and gas industry has spent about $1.5 billion on registered lobbying in …

Obama Messes with the RFS
November 18, 2013 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA released its 2014 proposed standards and volumes for renewable fuels. The volumes, as widely expected, include substantial reductions from the statutory standards in the original Energy Independence & …

18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 17-19, 2014 North Bethesda, Maryland
November 18, 2013 – 10:37 am | No Comment
18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference    June 17-19, 2014   North Bethesda, Maryland

The 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held June 17-19, 2014 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, …

U.S. Ethanol Output Could Reach 14 Billion Gallons in 2014: ADM Chief
November 15, 2013 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Reuters/The Western Producer)  U.S. ethanol output could reach 14 billion gallons in 2014: ADM chief
U.S. production of corn-based ethanol could reach 14 billion gallons in 2014 because of positive margins for processors and demand from …

CTi’s Application for Biodiesel Production Approved by USPTO
November 15, 2013 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(PRWEB/CTi)   Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (“CTi”) (OTCBB: CVAT) (Berlin: Stuttgart: WTC) announced today that the Company’s U.S. Patent Application, entitled ‘Process for Producing Biodiesel through Lower Molecular Weight Alcohol-Targeted Cavitation’, has been approved for patent issuance.
This …

Biofuels, True North, Natural Gas, and Primus Green Energy
November 15, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Primus Green Energy recently completed a landmark technology demonstration — and heads off to scale with a catalytic technology for making $2.00 gasoline.  But, in shifting to natural gas as …

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

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

Cellulosic Ethanol, Once the Way of the Future, Is Off to a Delayed, Boisterous Start
November 13, 2013 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The “now hiring” sign is up online for Emmetsburg, Iowa, where the nation’s largest maker of ethanol used for motor fuel is putting the final touches on a manufacturing …

Codexis Exits Cellulosic Biofuels Space
November 13, 2013 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Codexis signaled the end of its cellulase enzyme adventure in cellulosic biofuels with the wind-down of its CodeXyme business.
CEO John Nicols said, “Given the market’s undervaluation of the …

Young Scientist Delivers Clear Results with Lumenera INFINITY Camera
November 13, 2013 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(Lumenera)  Lumenera is pleased to offer its support to Canada’s next generation of life science researchers by providing high-end digital scientific imaging solutions to 13 year old multiple gold medal winner (see below) Mikaela Preston. Mikaela’s award winning …

Co-Location of Torrefaction, Power, Biofuel Plants Reduces Costs
November 13, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Douglas Tiffany, assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota, discussed the economics of co-locating torrefaction, ethanol and coal power plants at the University of North Dakota on Nov. …

Ethiopia: Sugar Factory to Commence in January
November 13, 2013 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Addis Fortune (AllAfrica.com)  The Tendaho Sugar Factory will commence production in January, according to the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation. Some 85 pc of construction of the first phase of the factory has so far been completed, …

NASCAR Reaches Five Million Miles on Sunoco Green E15
November 13, 2013 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  NASCAR announced today that during the NASCAR Nationwide Series™ race in Phoenix this past weekend it surpassed more than five million competition miles across its three national series on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel …

Peyton Pace: As a Soap Opera Bubbles over KiOR’s Speed-to-Profits, Revenues and Production Triple
November 13, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Slow pace, low yields have depressed KiOR’s share prices, but tripled production and revenue has recently delighted the markets.   What’s up with the cellulosic biofuels leader? Good news, bad news?

You …

AP Investigation: Obama’s Green Energy Drive Comes with an Unadvertised Environmental Cost
November 12, 2013 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

By Dina Cappiello (Associated Press/StarTribune)  The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer …

Sudanese Sugar Company to Begin Exporting Ethanol to the U.S.
November 12, 2013 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Grace Wanene (East Africa News)  Sudan’s Kenana Sugar Company (KSC) could soon begin exporting Ethanol to the U.S.  The trade is set to begin once the potential American buyer receives the necessary clearance from the …

Birth of a Feedstock: SGB, Yulex Set to Double Guayule Rubber Yield via Accelerated Breeding Platform
November 12, 2013 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … That’s pronounced “Y-U-Lee” for those outside its heartland in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
Guayule is a distant relative of the sunflower and the zinnia, originating from the genetic hotbed …

Iowa Farmers Blast AP Ethanol Story, Allege Bias, Misrepresentation
November 12, 2013 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association responded to an Associated Press ethanol story that’s set to be published in news outlets around the country tomorrow. The IRFA was able to …

Fossil Fuel Subsidies ‘Reckless Use of Public Funds
November 8, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Matt McGrath (BBC News) The world is spending half a trillion dollars on fossil fuel subsidies every year, according to a new report.
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) says rich countries are spending seven times more …

Battelle Develops Mobile Technology to Produce Bio-Oil
November 8, 2013 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Battelle/Biomass Magazine)  Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit …

Research: Fracking Uses and Loses More Water than Previously Believed
November 8, 2013 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Matthew McFeeley (The Energy Collective)  Fracking’s water footprint is higher than previously thought, according to a new report that combined data from many sources to provide one of the most comprehensive looks at how water is …

Effects of Genetic Modification on Non-Target Traits that Confer Defense in Hybrid Poplar (Populus tremula x Populus alba)
November 8, 2013 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Buhl, Christine, Ph.D., (University fo Wisconsin-Madison)  Genetic modification may be utilized to enhance various traits in trees for forestry and biofuel applications. Among these modification targets are gibberellic acid and lignin. Gibberellic acid (GA) is …

INSIGHT-Lord of the RINs? Vitol’s Ethanol Credit Bonanza
November 8, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters)  Swiss trading company Vitol SA is among the biggest beneficiaries of an opaque U.S.-government-mandated trading scheme established to help boost the share of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, market sources …

E85 Sales Would Soar If Fuel Was Priced On Parity With E10 And Had Full Access To Flex Vehicle Market, According To CARD Economists
November 8, 2013 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(The Center For Agricultural And Rural Development/Sacramento Bee)   Meeting demand is key to achieving federal renewable fuel volume mandates
A new paper by Iowa State University economists Bruce A. Babcock and Sebastien Pouliot identifies a bottleneck of too …

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 …

EPA Authority to Reduce the RFS
November 8, 2013 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Coppess (FarmDocDaily)  … The statute provides EPA with the authority to waive a requirement for an individual calendar year by “reducing the national quantity of renewable fuel required.” The RFS is housed in the …

Feds Launch CSU-Run Research into Tapping Forests for Liquid Fuel
November 8, 2013 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Bruce Finley (Denver Post)   The federal government is launching a $10 million, five-year project to tap overgrown and beetle-ravaged Western U.S. forests as a new source of non-oil liquid fuel that could power cars, …

DOE’s Most Promising New Tech: Bioenergy
November 8, 2013 – 9:48 am | No Comment

by Jeff McMahon (Forbes)  Bioenergy has shown the best results of the new energy technologies embraced by the Department of Energy in the last decade, the acting head of DOE’s Office of Science said in …

Reduction to 2014 RVOs Would be a Financial Windfall for Big Oil
November 8, 2013 – 9:30 am | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Big Oil has developed a laundry list of excuses for failing to break through its self-imposed “blend wall” and refusing to embrace the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Among the …

New Map Contains Data on Minnesota Corn Yield, E85 Stations
November 8, 2013 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Minnesota Corn Growers Association recently announced the creation of a new, interactive map that pulls together data that was previously tracked but not pulled together in one easy …

RIN Market Is Working Well To Enforce Biofuel Mandates, According To CARD Economists
November 7, 2013 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Center For Agricultural And Rural Development/PR NewsWire/Yahoo!Finance)  A new analysis by Iowa State University economists Bruce A. Babcock and Sebastien Pouliot of the EPA’s ethanol market system finds that it works effectively and as intended …

Sugarcane Diesel Tests Yield Positive Results in Brazil
November 7, 2013 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  It has been reported auto manufacturer MAN Latin America has completed tests on diesel made from sugarcane.
The company is believed to have performed over 500 hours of testing on Euro 5 engines within …

More Customers Can Benefit From Ennovor’s Premium Quality Sustainable Fuels Following $12m Cash Injection
November 7, 2013 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Ennovor/PR NewsWire)  Customers seeking premium quality, reliable and sustainable biofuels will have greater choice. This follows a $12m investment in expanding the supply chain, production and feedstock capabilities of sustainable energy sector leader Ennovor Group.
The enhancements are …

Request for Information: Demonstration and Deployment Strategies
November 7, 2013 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office seeks stakeholder feedback regarding bioenergy technology validation to accelerate the deployment of advanced biofuel, bioproducts, and biopower technologies. BETO is specifically interested in information technologies that are …

Need Leg Work to Transport Real Information on GM Crops: Bayer
November 7, 2013 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  There is a need to educate, communicate and spread more information about Genetically Modified crops in India to quell people’s apprehensions about their safety, according to Bayer Crop Sciences CEO,Liam Condon.
“I think it is …

Reconstructing the Microbial Diversity and Function of Pre-Agricultural Tallgrass Prairie Soils in the United States
November 7, 2013 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Noah Fierer, Joshua Ladau, Jose C. Clemente, Jonathan W. Leff, Sarah M. Owens, Katherine S. Pollard, Rob Knight, Jack A. Gilbert, Rebecca L. McCulley (Science Magazine)  Tallgrass prairie is extinct across much of its …

Dust Unto Dust
November 7, 2013 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Mary C. Scholes, Robert J. Scholes (Science Magazine)    In the past, great civilizations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the soils on which they were founded (1). The modern world could suffer …

Iowa Governor Makes Case to Washington on Ethanol Requirements
November 7, 2013 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad made an aggressive push last week to defend the country’s ethanol policy during three calls with members of the Obama administration as the White House …

A Cleaner Way to Go Green with Biodiesel
November 7, 2013 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Chris Berry (Yorkshire Post)  Green energy may well have its place in our future but it seems it doesn’t come without creating one or two problems along the way. One of those is of …

The Four Horsemen of the Financials: Gevo, Solazyme, Amyris Report for Q3
November 7, 2013 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In years gone by, it was not too hard to write up a summary of Gevo, Solazyme and Amyris — all aimed at fuels, all in the development stage, all …

Crafting a Better Enzyme Cocktail to Turn Plants into Fuel Faster
November 6, 2013 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Tom Rickey (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their …

Chennai Garbage Can Generate 12 Crore Litre of Aviation Fuel
November 6, 2013 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by C Shivakumar  (New India Express)  The 5,000 tonnes of garbage generated in the city per day has the potential to be converted to 12 crore litre of aviation fuel and 4.5 crore litre of …

Indigenous Group Gets Help to Expand Biodiesel Scheme
November 6, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

(ABC Online Indigenous)  A Pilbara Aboriginal group has been granted Western Australian Government funding to expand its biodiesel program.
The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation program, AshOil, processes used cooking oil from the Pilbara mining industry to produce …

Extreme Energy, Supercritical Water, Nanostuff and Biofuels
November 6, 2013 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the frontier of exotic temperature and pressures, even everyday materials like water begin to act strangely in ways that can drive energy transformation.   New work in nanocatalysts may make …

Biofuel Seed Developer Ceres Looks to Cash in on 16 Years of R&D
November 5, 2013 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by  Ronald D. White (Los Angeles Times)  The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled.

Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified …

Future Valmet to Supply a LignoBoost Plant for the New Biorefinery at the Stora Enso Sunila Mill in Finland
November 5, 2013 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Metso)  Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, will supply a LignoBoost lignin separation plant to Stora Enso’s Sunila mill near Kotka in the south east of Finland. The order is one part …

Algasol Renewables Launches First Commercial Project, in Egypt
November 5, 2013 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Egypt, Algasol Renewables announced the launch of its first commercial algae project. Led by Biodiesel Misr, based at the First Industrial Zone in Giza, the project will convert algal …

Stakeholders Tell Congressional Leaders To Reauthorize and Fully Fund Farm Bill Energy Title That Supports American Ag, Benefits Entire Nation
November 5, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(25 x’25)  The 25x’25 Alliance has joined more than 130 other national, regional and state stakeholder groups devoted to farm, ranch and forest-based energy solutions in a letter to congressional agricultural leaders urging them to …

US Producer Takes Trip to African Ethanol Plant
November 5, 2013 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A two-week trip to help out at an African cooking fuel ethanol plant yielded some interesting experiences.

Matthew Dutka, currently works as operations manager at Golden Grain Energy LLC, in …

Algae to Biofuel Technology Deal for Planned Australia Waste to Energy Plants
November 5, 2013 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Ben Messenger (Waste Management World)  Australian algae based biofuel specialist, Algae.Tec (ASX: AEB, OTCQX: ALGXY) has signed a binding agreement with Victoria, Australia based waste to energy developer, Phoenix Energy Australia to provide its …

Innovation in Feedstock Transport, Testing
November 5, 2013 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In August, Ernest Moniz, secretary for the U.S. DOE, announced more than $22 million in new investments to develop a more efficient feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels, in …

Biofuel Groups Seek to Intervene in Latest Legal Challenge to RFS
November 5, 2013 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(Agri-Pulse)  The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the Biotechnology Industry Organization filed Friday a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the …

Gas Gap: Changes Make E10 Cheaper, Regular Pricier
November 5, 2013 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Offner  (Cedar Valley Business Monthly online)  Motorists across the Cedar Valley are seeing the lowest gasoline prices of the year, as the price of unleaded with a 10 percent blend of ethanol — …

Fuel-From-Soy Makers Mount Last-Ditch Lobby Push on EPA
November 5, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Companies that make biofuels from corn husks, soy and other materials are mounting a last-ditch lobbying campaign to prevent a weakening of the U.S. renewable-fuel mandate, saying a lower requirement would set …

10 Time Machines for Making Biofuels and Chemicals
November 5, 2013 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The new technologies that come along have to provide pressure, temperature and feedstock at their own cost. So it’s the cost of those three elements, competing against the cost of …

Carbon-Negative Biobutanol for $2 per Gallon? ITRI Says Its ButyFix Technology Has the Right Stuff
November 4, 2013 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Seeking low-carbon fuels, even negative carbon? Or, looking for a low-cost, cellulosic renewable fuel? Or, in search of a capital-light, bolt-on technology to drive better economics for first-yen ethanol plants? …

How to Apply: Biological Greenhouse Gas Management Call For Expressions Of Interest EOI
November 1, 2013 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation )  Submission due: February 21, 2014
The CCEMC is now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for innovative projects that will reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions, or enhance carbon sequestration, …

Why the New Biofuel Feedstocks Deserve Investment, Incentives
November 1, 2013 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/National Geographic Magazine)  …Biotechnology companies today are working to develop cyanobacteria, algae, and even municipal waste as feedstocks for advanced biofuels. But these promising abundant non-food sources lack either the …

Debunking the Myths of Biofuel
November 1, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Jackie Ward (WCSH6.com)  One Maine company is helping turn leftover restaurant grease into a valuable fuel that’s helping other businesses, and the environment, thrive. There are a lot of myths out there about the …

Only Renewable Fuels Like Ethanol Can Keep U.S. From Oil Dependence | Commentary
November 1, 2013 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Roll Call)  … The most recent data shows total U.S. oil consumption at a whopping 18.5 million barrels per day and domestic production at 6.48 million barrels per day. So, even during …

USDA Agroforestry Effort Shows Ag, Forestry Sector Commitment to Sustainability
November 1, 2013 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The U.S. agricultural and forestry sectors have drawn some questionable, if not contradictory, criticism for their production of renewable energy feedstocks. In some circles, for example, it is claimed that corn production …

Farm Bill Conferees Urge Energy Funding
November 1, 2013 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   The Senate version of the farm bill includes $800 million in mandatory funding for energy programs while the House version contains zero – one of the relatively minor differences in the …

Ontario Plant to Recycle Beverages into Ethanol, Other Products
November 1, 2013 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Energentium Inc. is finalizing tests before entering into full production in a few weeks at its new 15 MMly (4 MMgy) plant in Brantford, Ontario, to recycle waste …

More than 70 Percent of Top Selling Cars Approved for E15 in 2014
November 1, 2013 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  More than 70 percent of the Top 20 best-selling cars as identified by Edmunds/AOL Auto have been explicitly approved by automakers to use E15 in 2014 models. This includes all Ford, GM and Volkswagen …

National Cheng Kung University : NCKU Transnational Research Team Converts Waste Cooking Oils to Biodiesel
November 1, 2013 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders.com)  Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, who is currently a visiting chair professor at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, has developed a microwave-based process …

Chickens to Benefit from Biofuels Bonanza
November 1, 2013 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by the Engineering and …

CQ Biofuel to Fly
November 1, 2013 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

Inga Stunzer (Queensland County Life)  Instead of spending money on controlling regrowth, Central Queensland graziers could soon be profiting if a new biofuel project goes ahead.
The CSIRO is looking at ways to produce aviation fuel …

Prices and Values: Lincolnfuel and Biofuel
November 1, 2013 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alternative ways to think about alternative fuels. Is it merely a substitute for hydrocarbons to be embraced on the grounds of price, emissions, or energy security?   Or, perhaps, just a …

The DIY Renewable Fuel Standard
November 1, 2013 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobutanol, ethanol, renewable diesel, renewable gasoline and biodiesel — five renewable fuels.   By what combination could they meet the titanic US target of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel by …