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White Rot Fungus Boosts Ethanol Production from Corn Stalks, Cobs and Leaves
July 17, 2012 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Scientists are reporting new evidence that a white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves — rather than corn itself — to …

Cumberland Gulf CEO: Congress Must Act to Promote Alternative Fuels
July 17, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)   If Congress is serious about convenience stores and gas stations selling alternative fuels, it must work now to pass H.R. 4345, otherwise known as the Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012, said Joseph …

New Algae Strain Could Boost Australian Biofuels Production
July 17, 2012 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A new strain of microalgae species, which could benefit the biofuels industry, has been evaluated by researchers at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
The breakthrough comes six years after bioprospecting across …

BP Eyes Wind, Biofuels in Alternative Energy
July 17, 2012 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Schiller (Medill News Service/Wall Street Journal)  The head of BP’s alternative-energy business on Tuesday said biofuel and wind are the stars of the field as the firm ramps up its presence.
Katrina Landis, CEO …

House Hearing Sends RFS through the Policy Wringer
July 17, 2012 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A House Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing held July 10 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of alternative fuels provided the latest platform for the ongoing and increasingly …

E15 Fuel Reaches the Masses (at One Station)
July 17, 2012 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Matthew L. Wald (The New York Times)  …The Phillips 66 brand station on Route 10 in Lawrence, Kan., uses “blender pumps” that allow the customer to choose a gasoline-ethanol mix that is 10 percent, 15 percent, …

Energy Beets for the Future of Kentucky Farms and Fuel
July 17, 2012 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Business Lexington)  Add “energy beets” to the cash crop list for Kentucky farmers. The high-sugar energy beet, a variety bred to serve the fuel/energy market, is now growing on test plots in Whitley and other …

Feedstock Cost and Profitability Calculator
July 17, 2012 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Science Institute)  The Feedstock Cost and Profitability (FCAP) Calculator provides an estimate of the breakeven price needed to cover the costs of producing biomass from alternative feedstocks. These include crop residues from corn and …

U.S. Energy Crops Resisting Drought so Far
July 17, 2012 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  While the drought in the U.S. is beginning to take a significant toll on some of the nation’s crops—particularly in the Midwest and the Corn Belt—it seems most energy crops …

Canadian, US RFAs Praise Joint Clean Energy Plan
July 17, 2012 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  A plan by the United States and Canada to develop jointly clean energy technologies, including biofuels, garners praise from each country’s leading advocates for the green fuels. The Canadian Renewable Fuels …

Nebraska Corn Board Funding More Blender Pumps
July 17, 2012 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Retailers in Nebraska will get some help putting in pumps that give more choices when it comes to ethanol. The Nebraska Corn Board will give grants of $30,000 for acquisition and installation of …

Is Oil Worth a Trillion Dollar Subsidy?
July 17, 2012 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Miller (Renewable Fuels Association)  In these difficult economic times, a recurring question is who should get help and who should stand on their own.  With people it’s the middle class vs. the 1%.  …

REAP Funding Announced for Blender, Flex-Fuel Pump Projects
July 17, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Out of 430 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) awards announced by the USDA June 25, four were for blender pumps or flex fuel pumps. In all, projects in …

Solazyme Breaks Ground on Brazil Sugarcane Oil Plant
July 17, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Lindsay Riddell (San Francisco Business Times)  Solazyme Inc. broke ground on its Brazil manufacturing plant adjacent to partner Bunge’s sugarcane mill.
The companies are targeting the end of 2013 to begin production on renewable oils made …

Biofuels Patent Marks Milestone for Madison Research Hub
July 17, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

Thomas Content (Journal Sentinel)  C5-6 Technologies of Middleton and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center in Madison are celebrating a milestone – the awarding of the first patent from the center’s next-generation biofuels research.
The patent …

Clean Energy is Critical to National Security
July 17, 2012 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Mike Breen (The Hill/E2Wire/Truman National Security Project)  As a young Lieutenant on my first combat tour, in Iraq, I served on an isolated fighting camp south of Baghdad in an area known as the …

EdeniQ Receives $3.9M Grant for Biofuel Research
July 17, 2012 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(The Business Journal)   EdeniQ, a biofuels technology company based in Visalia, received a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to help in its efforts of researching the commercial potential of cellulosic ethanol.
The …

Wood Telephone Poles Turned to Ethanol
July 17, 2012 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Bill Esler (Woodworking Network)    Enerkem Inc.  a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, says it has begun production of cellulosic ethanol from used wood telephone poles at its demonstration facility in Westbury, Québec. Enerkem CEO Vincent …

New UMaine Technology Center to Turn Wood Chips and Grass into Fuel and Plastics
July 17, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Nick McCrea  (Bangor Daily News)  A research and technology hub that one day could help wean the United States off foreign oil opened Monday in a former paper products shipping bay on the grounds …

RFA Partners with Talker Likis to Educate about Ethanol
July 17, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Getting out the facts about ethanol is what the Renewable Fuels Association is all about. That’s why the RFA is partnering with car-talk host Bobby Likis to extend their ethanol educational …

Sorghum Fuel Processor Plans Demonstration Plant at Agricenter
July 17, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(The Commercial Appeal)  BioDimensions Delta BioRenewables (BDBR) will install a sweet sorghum processing facility at AgriCenter International after an investment from Epec Biofuels Holdings.
…“We consider industrial sugar to be ‘Nature’s Crude Oil’ and are making …

Incitor Receive Backing for Low-Temperature Biofuel Demonstration
July 17, 2012 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  US-based biomass company Incitor will use new funding to demonstrate its low-temperature biofuel production technology.
The funding amounts to $1.5 million (€1.1 million) and comes from an investment group, led by Cottonwood Technology Fund, …

Register Special Report: Threats to Iowa’s Bio-Energy Industry
July 17, 2012 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  Fossil fuels’ attacks on mandates, subsidies put renewables at risk
A surge in domestic oil and natural gas production and a decline in national political support for grain-fed biofuels threatens …

Despite EPA Action, E15 Blend Widely Unavailable
July 17, 2012 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Pat Curtis  (RadioIowa)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today (June 15, 2012) gave final approval to retailers to sell gasoline containing up to 15-percent ethanol. However, it may be a while before motorists see …

Hurdle Cleared for Sale of 15% Ethanol Blends
July 17, 2012 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Ciindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for the first retailers to sell 15% ethanol blended fuel.
…EPA announced today (June 15, 2012) the approval of the first Misfueling Mitigation Plans (MMPs) for …

Fraud Cases Leave Biodiesel Industry Reeling
July 13, 2012 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Timothy B. Wheeler (The Baltimore Sun)  Biodiesel producers told a congressional panel Wednesday that they’re struggling to stay afloat in the aftermath of fraud cases uncovered in Baltimore and Texas, and a spokesman for petroleum …

Rural Energy Programs Cut under House Panel’s Version of Farm Bill
July 6, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(The Hill/E2Wire)Five rural energy programs will end while others will be slimmed down if a draft version of the 2012 farm bill released Thursday becomes law.
The cuts, made by leaders of the House Agriculture Committee, will total …

Biomass Burning Really Heats Things Up: New Study Shows Significance of Fire’s Brown Carbon for Global Warming
July 6, 2012 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development / Environmental News Network)  Emissions from forest fires and other biomass burning has a greater impact on global warming than previously understood, according to a new study.
“We used to …

Lake Station Approves Trash-to-Ethanol Agreement
July 6, 2012 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Deborah Laverty  (Northwest Indiana Times) After a lengthy discussion, City Council members agreed Thursday to sign an interlocal cooperation agreement with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
The agreement allows the city to take …

American Ethanol 200 Pre-Race Adds to Fan Experience
July 6, 2012 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

(SpeedwayMedia.com)  …Also for the first time ever, there will be a ‘mini airshow’ during the pre-race festivities for the fans in attendance. The Vanguard Squadron, from Sioux Falls, SD, and whose planes fly on 100% …

The Digest’s Special Report on Drought
July 6, 2012 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Dire US media headlines abound: “Drought!”  What’s real, what’s hype, and what are the impacts?  More importantly, what alternatives does science give us now, and in the future, with more …

Guatemala Farmers Losing Their Land to Europe’s Demand for Biofuels
July 6, 2012 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Indigenous smallholder farmers are being violently evicted as companies move in to satisfy Europe’s hunger for biofuels
…Over the next four days, 10 more villages were cleared. By the end of …

Biofuel from Used Cooking Oil to Power the Grid in Devon
July 6, 2012 – 10:02 am | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  A new scheme to collect and process used cooking oil to produce carbon neutral electricity has been introduced at recycling centres across Devon, UK.
According to the council, local residents are encouraged to deposit their used cooking …

Blue Sugars Claims First Cellulosic RIN, Extends Petrobras Deal
July 5, 2012 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

By Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Blue Sugars Corp., formerly KL Energy Corp., can lay claim to a first in the world of cellulosic ethanol technology developers. “It was surprising to us when EPA confirmed [we …

Heat-Loving Bacteria Could Lead to Next-Generation Microbe
July 5, 2012 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Key proteins have been identified in a family of bacteria that help the microbes grab onto pieces of plant material in order to better degrade it. This was discovered …

Solazyme Announces Successful Commissioning of Integrated Renewable Oil Production Biorefinery in Peoria, Illinois
July 5, 2012 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Solazyme)   Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today the successful commissioning of its first fully integrated biorefinery (IBR) in Peoria, Illinois, to produce algal oil. Solazyme has been running routine fermentations at …

Growing Better Biofuel Crops
July 5, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.
…Conversion of biomass is currently the most …

15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum Posts Forum Videos
July 5, 2012 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On June 21, 2012, the Sustainable Energy Coalition – in cooperation with the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses and in partnership with the Sustainable Energy & Environment …

New Hampshire Bill Restricts Ability for State to Join LCFS Programs
July 5, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The New Hampshire legislature recently passed legislation (HB 1487) that aims to prohibit the state from participating in any low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) programs that require quotas, caps or …

British Airways First-of-Its-Kind Waste to Jet Fuel Project Finds Technology Provider
July 5, 2012 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(National Non-Food Crops Center)  Europe’s first waste to jet fuel production plant came a step closer to construction this week as UK-based Oxford Catalysts were selected as the sole technology suppliers to the joint British Airways and …

Guest Column: The Long and Winding Biofuels Road
July 5, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Hart Energy/Fuel Fix)  …A Hart Energy study examined mandated ethanol production vs. capability and arrived at this inconvenient truth: The government, through the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, has ordered production of cellulosic …

Major Global Biofuels Agreement Signed at Rio+20
July 5, 2012 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(TheBioenergySite)  An agreement has been signed by The Netherlands and Brazil at international sustainable energy conference Rio+20 designed to boost biofuels development between the two countries.
Brazil and the Netherlands will intensify their collaboration on the …

Drivers Go Bowsering in Bio-Fuel Free-for-All
July 5, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

Nathan Klein and Samantha Malagre (The Daily Telegraph)  If there has been a reluctance to fill up with E10 petrol it certainly wasn’t on show yesterday – when it was free.
Motorists were stuck in kilometre-long …

Waste Official: Clock Ticking on Trash-to-Ethanol Deal
July 5, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  If a would-be trash-to-ethanol developer doesn’t have the money in hand to complete its project by July 19, it doesn’t have a deal with the county, a top solid …

Big Island Biodiesel Opens
July 5, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Peter Sur (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)  …Big Island Biodiesel, located near Keaau, opened its doors for investors to tour the $12 million plant that in a few months will begin turning fuel crops and used cooking …

Optimistic Realism in Commercializing Biofuels
July 5, 2012 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Robert J. Johnsen (AOL Energy)  The theme of this year’s recent Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference was “Go Big, Stay Strong,” an allusion to the move of biofuels out of the lab and into commercialization.
But the theme …

Hey Kids! Grab Your Scissors and Glue! Fun, Transformative Things to Do with Bacteria!
July 5, 2012 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Of all the microbes we know – and, basically, the human body is a boutique hotel for hosting them, with researchers now estimating that for every human cell in a …

Proposed CAFE Standards Could Pose Deadly Threat to Biofuels
July 4, 2012 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A coalition of agriculture and bioenergy groups, led by the 25x’25 organization, filed late comments with the U.S. EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 28 to draw attention …

SXSW Eco October 3-5, 2012 Austin, TX including i2i Awards Submission Deadline July 13, 2012
July 4, 2012 – 8:02 pm | No Comment
SXSW Eco October 3-5, 2012   Austin, TX including i2i Awards Submission Deadline July 13, 2012

SXSW Eco will feature sessions from experts in the public, private and academic sectors committed to finding solutions for a sustainable world.
SXSW Eco is a three-day conference addressing the need for a concerted, cross sector approach …

Unleaded Avgas Transition Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report Now Available
July 4, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(Federal Aviation Administration)  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to developing a fiscally responsible action plan to meet the agency’s goal of making an unleaded fuel available for most of the general aviation fleet …

OMV and BDI Make Diesel from Wood
July 4, 2012 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(OMV)  On July 2, 2012 Doris Bures, Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, and Gerhard Roiss, OMV CEO, opened the BioCRACK pilot plant at the OMV Refinery in Schwechat. The plant is the first of …

NCB Offers New Blender Pump Grant Incentive for Fuel Retailers
July 4, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Corn Board)  The Nebraska Corn Board recently allocated funds in its 2012-13 fiscal year budget to further develop the renewable fuel infrastructure in Nebraska.
Through a grant program, Nebraska Corn Board will award qualifying retailers …

Dealer Uses Truck to Wave Bioheat Flag
July 4, 2012 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesicFuel.com)  A Massachusetts Bioheat dealer believes there’s no better way to show patriotism this 4th of July than parading his newly wrapped truck proclaiming the goodness of the green heating fuel. Cleghorn …

Company Promotes Sorghum for Ethanol Production
July 4, 2012 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Dan Modlin  (WKYUFM)  A firm based in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky is hoping more farmers raise sorghum to use in ethanol fuels production in the future. Southeast Biofuels has completed the first phase of a …

5th Algae World Asia November 7-9, 2012 Singapore
July 4, 2012 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
5th Algae World Asia    November 7-9, 2012   Singapore

Renowned experts converge at the 5th Algae World Asia to unveil new developments and appraise future of algae sector
Top-notch Algae multinationals to lead dialogue on opportunities and challenges for algae advancement in Asia.
Mr. Daniel Simon, President …

USDA Partners with GE Aviation for Biojet Fuel
July 4, 2012 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(TheBioEnergySite.com)  The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has joined forces with jet engine producer General Electric (GE) Aviation, in addition to the Ohio Aerospace Institute, air carriers and producer groups, to produce renewable jet fuel …

Air Force Tests Jet Using Gevo Biofuel
July 4, 2012 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harden (BizJournals.com/Denver Business Journal)  The U.S. Air Force has flown the first successful test flight using a type of biofuel provided by Colorado’s Gevo Inc.
The single-seat, twin-engine Air Force A-10 Thunder Bolt jet …

Energy Independence Day
July 4, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The entropy problem in feedstocks   In bioenergy, it’s the chief reason, for example, that otherwise perfectly acceptable fruit waste from citrus harvest is a difficult feedstock for energy production. The …

Face the Truth: Europe’s Biofuels Bonanza Causes Hunger in Africa
July 4, 2012 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by David Cronin (New Europe Online)  …The production of biofuels is a central factor behind the grabbing of land in Africa. Yet rather than using food crops, many of the players in this murky game …

High Corn Prices Minimize the Impact of Indirect Land Use from Biofuels
July 4, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(IowaCorn.org)  A new study conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago found a statistical correlation showing that as prices increase, farmers make changes that result in higher …

Crews Test Pond near Biodiesel Plant
July 4, 2012 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(ABC2News)   …Princess Anne and Somerset County officials told The Daily Times of Salisbury (http://bit.ly/MEf0Ls ) that they are waiting for state environmental regulators to identify the substance found near a biodiesel plant in the …

Ohio State Partner in $5.7M Grant to Develop New Biofuel
July 4, 2012 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Mauricio Espinoza (Ohio State University/North Texas d-News) Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will play a key role in the engineering of a novel plant-based fuel, funded by a $5.7 million grant …

CLC bio Collaborates with Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Project
July 4, 2012 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(CLC bio)  Today CLC bio and the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, announced a collaboration to benefit the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa project (VIRCA), a partnership including researchers …

Myriant’s Debt Deal: A Light at the End of a Long, Bio-Based Tunnel
July 4, 2012 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Myriant closes first bio-based chemicals loan under USDA’s Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program.  Industry’s first private bond placement under innovative structure developed to finance advanced industrial scale-up; Q1 2013 …

“End Fossil Fuel Subsidies” Emerges as Rio+20 Theme; PANGEA Says Focus on “Best Practices” for Biofuels
July 4, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, “end fossil fuel subsidies” has emerged as a theme at the Rio+20 Summit is underway, where a flash mob of protesters, organized by Earth Day, 350.org and youth …

Bio-Kerosene GHG Emission Cocktail: Fast Forward Into Clean Air – Against All Odds
July 4, 2012 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Christoph Weber, CEO JATRO AG, Frankfurt & Mitchell Hawkins, CEO BioJet Corp, Santa Barbara, CA (JATRO/BioJet)  Biofuels provide a viable alternative to conventional fuel and enable airlines to reduce their environmental impact. Over the last …

Air Canada Conducts First Flight with Sustainable Biofuel
July 4, 2012 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Netherlands Corporate News)  Cooking Oil-Powered Flight Expected to Reduce Emissions 40 per cent or more
Air Canada will operate its first flight with biofuel today to highlight the airline’s commitment to the environment. Flight AC991 from Toronto to …

The 40 Hottest Partners in Bioenergy and Bio-Based Materials
July 4, 2012 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …What makes a great partner? According to our readers – acceleration and validation. Partners that can add credibility (via their brands) to your efforts, and accelerate your path to commercialization.
Here …

Renewable Advocates Battle Oil Industry over Energy Policy
July 3, 2012 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering  (Gannett Washington Bureau/Daily Comet)  Big oil and natural-gas companies may vastly outspend and outman the renewable fuels industry on Capitol Hill but the general gridlock in Washington gives advocates of wind, ethanol …

Ethanol Report Visits Bobby Likis
July 3, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Bobby Likis of the Bobby Likis Car Clinic Network, a radio, television and internet distributed automotive talk show that recently partnered with the Renewable …

Iowa Fuel Retailers Hit Roadblock to E15 Sales
July 3, 2012 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The independent Linn Co-op Oil Company in Marion, Iowa is all set to be the first in the nation to sell 15% ethanol blended gasoline to customers, except for one little detail. They …

Request for Speakers: Energy, Utility and Environment Conference EUEC2013 January 28-30 Phoenix, AZ DEADLINE: August 31, 2012
July 3, 2012 – 6:41 pm | No Comment
Request for Speakers: Energy, Utility and Environment Conference EUEC2013  January 28-30   Phoenix, AZ  DEADLINE:  August 31, 2012

Submit Abstract by July 15th: INSTRUCTIONS to Make a 20-Minute PowerPoint Presentation at EUEC 2013: Jan. 28th – Jan. 30th

All speakers must fill this form to include a title, one-paragraph abstract (1500 charactres max), contact information, select …

Viridis Africa October 16-17, 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa
July 3, 2012 – 6:30 pm | No Comment
Viridis Africa October 16-17, 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa

Viridis Africa, the only clean energy investor event in Africa that will take place on the 16th and 17th of October 2012 at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates …

Request for Proposals: Viridis Africa October 16-17, 2012 Johannesburg, South Africa DEADLINE: August 30, 2012
July 3, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment
Request for Proposals: Viridis Africa  October 16-17, 2012   Johannesburg, South Africa  DEADLINE: August 30, 2012

Viridis Africa, the only clean energy investor event in Africa that will take place on the 16th and 17th of October 2012 at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates …

Asian Researchers Develop Oil Palm Waste-to-Ethanol Process
July 3, 2012 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers in Southeast Asia have identified an approach to producing ethanol using an abundant waste feedstock that could potentially add a significant source of biofuel production from oil palm …

The Obama Plan for Cost-Competitive, Military Biofuels: The 10-Minute Guide
July 3, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Obama Administration has laid out an integrated strategy for commercializing advanced biofuels, with a focus in this phase on military advanced biofuels at cost-competitive prices with conventional fuels.
The vehicle …

Study on Fungi Evolution Answers Questions About Ancient Coal Formation and May Help Advance Future Biofuels Production
July 3, 2012 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(National Science Foundation)  Study reveals the potentially large influences of fungi, one of the most biologically diverse classes of organisms, on our energy supplies
A new study–which includes the first large-scale comparison of fungi that cause …

Congressman Introduces Phantom Fuel Reform Act
July 3, 2012 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(CSP Daily News)  Would eliminate EPA mandates for use of biofuels that do not yet exist
Representative Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has introduced the Phantom Fuel Reform Act (H.R. 6047) to reform an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

NPulp – “Paper From Straw” – Takes Green Chemistry From Concept To Practice
July 3, 2012 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(Retail Solutions Online)  Presentation at 16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Demonstrates Benefits of Revolutionary Straw-Pulp Technology to the Farmers and Rural Communities of China
…After more than 10 years of research and development, YFY Corp. has …

Ethanol Fuel Treatment Now Available from Dynamic Synthetic LLC
July 3, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo!News/PRWEB)  Ethanol is now blended in most motor fuels. When the fuel is not consumed rapidly, such as in lawn equipment, and water sport equipment, performance issues can occur. This treatment addresses performance issues caused by ethanol, and …

Energy Outlook: E85, FFV Market Shares to Lead Growth
July 3, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The latest look at long-term projections by the U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration shows E85 use growing to a 37 percent share of domestic ethanol production by 2035. The …

Here Comes the Great Green Fleet
July 3, 2012 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Galrahn (Information Dissemination)  With the Great Green Fleet putting to sea for the upcoming RIMPAC 2012 exercise, and more specifically now that the USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T AO 187) has 900,000 of super expensive …

Student Biofuels Projects at EnergyPath 2012 Science Fair: From Energy Grasses to Enzyme Fuel Cells with Cellulosic and Biodiesel Research inbetween
June 30, 2012 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  He was dressed like an executive; dark suit, white shirt, tie, and struggling to get a poster board out of the back of an SUV as his mother tried …

Shell Scraps Controversial Biofuels Plan after Brazilian Indian Protest
June 30, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(SurvivalInternational.org)  …But some of its sugar cane is grown on land claimed by the Guarani tribe, one of the most persecuted and impoverished in South America. Their leaders are regularly killed by gunmen acting for the sugar cane …

EnergyPath 2012 Full of Inspiration
June 28, 2012 – 11:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  EnergyPath, a project of the Sustainable Energy Fund, provides a unique conference/workshop event to promote implementation of sustainable energy in Pennsylvania, in the broadest sense. Founded in 1999 via …

30 Fortune Cookies: More Aphorisms, Diversions, Caveats Collected along Biofuels Road
June 28, 2012 – 7:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Early last year, we published a collection of 100 “Fortune Cookies”. It is the zeitgeist of the times, we suppose, that short and peppy sayings that can meet the 140-character …

Maryland Man Convicted in Biodiesel Scam
June 28, 2012 – 7:13 am | No Comment

by Ann E. Marimow (The Washington Post)  A Maryland man was convicted Monday of selling phony bio­diesel credits in a fraud case that has raised concerns about oversight of a renewable fuels program run by the Environmental …

KLM Biofuel Flight to Rio Takes off as Innovative Programme Is Launched to Involve Global Corporations in Aviation Biofuels
June 27, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  As a KLM Boeing 777-200 was readied for yesterday’s longest-ever commercial biofuel flight from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro, KLM and aviation biofuel supplier SkyNRG announced a new programme that will involve global corporations …

Continued EPA Delay over Taking Action on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft Engines Angers US Environmental Groups
June 27, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  A longstanding fight between a coalition of four US environmental groups and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) looks set to continue after the EPA ruled out any short-term decision on whether greenhouse gas …

Powers Energy Meets Goal for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant
June 26, 2012 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Post-Tribune/SunTimes)  Powers Energy has met the requirements of the 60-day milestone set out by the Lake County Solid Waste Management District board regarding land acquisition for the proposed $360 million trash-to-ethanol plant.
Thursday the …

Ethanol Racer YouTube
June 26, 2012 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

Stock car racer Greg Jensen and engine builder Kevin Stoa have collaborated to race successfully on a blend of 75 percent ethanol and 25 percent racing gasoline. Jensen is winning over other drivers to the …

Tamil Nadu to Have World’s First Biorefinery Using Tannery Waste
June 26, 2012 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Kumar Chellappan (Daily News and Analysis India)    Tamil Nadu will be home to the world’s first biorefinery which will use solid waste generated from tanneries in Vellore district.
The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) at …

In Groundbreaking Milestone, Primus Green Energy Alternative Gasoline Powers Car in Test Drive
June 26, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Primus Green Energy)  The test drive of an automobile fueled with 93-octane gasoline made from natural gas and biomass was the highlight of a dedication ceremony for Primus Green Energy’s new $7 million demonstration plant …

Are Biofuels The Answer To America’s Energy Challenges?
June 26, 2012 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Alison Singer (GreenConduct.com)  …To address the shortcomings of current biofuel production, scientists are developing new techniques and feedstocks to enhance sustainable production. Switchgrass, a North American perennial tallgrass, sequesters far more carbon dioxide than corn …

Gevo vs Butamax: Biofuels’ Montagues and Capulets Race for Scale with New Agreements
June 26, 2012 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Colorado, Gevo announced completion of their preliminary evaluation of technical feasibility under a collaboration with BioFuel Energy, designed to explore high-volume production of isobutanol. The companies plan to continue working to …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Boost Renewable Energy Production, Reduce Energy Consumption
June 26, 2012 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has selected for funding 450 projects nationwide, including 31 in North Carolina, that are focused on helping agricultural producers and rural small businesses …

Rocks and Blue Ocean Strategies for Ethanol
June 26, 2012 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …A blue ocean strategy takes a flying leap to create a new paradigm, where the company can flourish, free of competition.
…In one respect, the recent promotions of ethanol in racing …

Hobart Supports Garbage-to-Ethanol Plant
June 26, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Karen Caffarini (Post Tribune)  The City Council has unanimously approved an interlocal agreement to send Hobart-generated garbage to the Powers Energy ethanol plant in Schneider, if and when it is constructed, becoming the seventh community …

Novozymes Partners for Waste-to-Ethanol Project in China
June 25, 2012 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Novozymes and China’s Shengquan Group have signed a final agreement to work together on producing cellulosic ethanol from a waste product of Shengquan’s current production process. Novozymes is supplying …

Alberta Seeks Projects for up to $10 Million Matching Grant
June 25, 2012 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Alberta is looking for a few good renewable energy projects promising greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. issued its call for proposals to qualify for …