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U.S. Army Examines Smaller, Flex-Fuel Generators
August 22, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Adam Stone  (Defense News)  The U.S. Army is testing new power packs that could run on virtually any fuel, including gasoline, ethanol and diesel.
Developed by INI Power of Morrisville, N.C., the alternative energy power …

Iowa City Trash Could Become Ethanol
August 22, 2012 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

By Gregg Hennigan (  Iowa City is considering participating in a trash-to-ethanol project that could result in an 80-percent reduction in the amount of solid waste going to its landfill.
City staffers have been talking with …

Local Business Saves Money with E85
August 22, 2012 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(   …A local family fun park is trying to beat these costs. They’re the first in the U.S. to use E85 in their go-karts. E85 is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gas. The …

Kansas Drivers Have New E15 Retail Station
August 22, 2012 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  Drivers who live and travel through Ottawa, Kansas now have access to E15. The Zarco 66 station located at 2518 E. Logan (intersection of I-35 & HWY 68) has become the …

Chrysler Helps “Tell the Story” of Ethanol
August 22, 2012 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  Chrysler sees great value in ethanol. James Frusti, Chrysler Group manager of Fuels, Energy and Regulatory Affairs, presented the company’s ethanol strategy as part of the auto industry’s greater efforts of collaboration during the 25th Annual …

Ethanol Biorefining Innovations
August 22, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  …Steve McNinch with Western Plains Energy said his company is looking at how to move into the advanced biofuels category of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The biorenfinery, which produces ethanol …

Ethanol Production in U.S. Low Enough to Drain Surplus, CME Says
August 22, 2012 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Ethanol production in the U.S. has fallen enough to drain a stockpile glut of the biofuel, CME Group Inc. (CME)said.
Output has declined 15 percent to 819,000 barrels a day from a …

US EPA Seeks Input on Ethanol Mandate Waiver Requests
August 22, 2012 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Reuters)  * EPA to gather public comment for 30 days
* EPA must make decision on ethanol waivers by November
* Petitioners must show mandate causing severe economic harm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said it …

POET And Agrivida Sign Technology Collaboration Joint Development Agreement
August 22, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  POET Research Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of POET LLC, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, and Agrivida, Inc., a developer of biotechnology platforms for feedstock and feedstock processing, today announce the signing …

Flying on Woody Biomass and Camelina: Consortium Seeks Biofuel Answers
August 22, 2012 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by  Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  Aviation remains as much a part of Washington State as its eastern dry-land agriculture or the rain-soaked forests on its mountainous western fringes. But only the alternative energy industry proposes …

Genetically Engineered Algae for Biofuel Pose Potential Risks that Should Be Studied: Ecologist
August 21, 2012 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

(PhysOrg)  Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected to independent studies of any environmental risks that could be linked to cultivating algae for …

EPA Awards Kuehnle for Innovative Algae Work
August 21, 2012 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Kuehnle AgroSystems, a Honolulu, Hawaii-based company that develops algae for use in biofuels, is receiving a clean technology award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld has formally …

Venice 2012 Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste November 12-15 San Servolo, Venice, Italy
August 21, 2012 – 6:42 pm | No Comment
Venice 2012 Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste   November 12-15    San Servolo, Venice, Italy

The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards …

Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel
August 21, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the US drought, food vs fuel has returned as an issue.  What alternatives are scientists, entrepreneurs developing to take us beyond the old debate?
…1. Feedstock diversification.  In biofuels, it …

New Biorefinery Finds Treasure in Starbucks’ Spent Coffee Grounds and Stale Bakery Goods
August 21, 2012 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/American Chemical Society) With 1.3 billion tons of food trashed, dumped in landfills and otherwise wasted around the world every year, scientists today described development and successful laboratory testing of a new “biorefinery” intended to …

Minister: Ban Biofuel, It Boosts Famine
August 21, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(The Local: German’s News in English)  Biofuel containing corn should be banned from German petrol pumps, a minister has demanded, as droughts and a dramatic rise in food prices mean more of the world population is going hungry.
“Rising …

Bio-Diesel Jet Car Makes a Pit Stop in Wetaskiwin
August 21, 2012 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Nichole Goetz (The Wetaskiwin Times)  Not many people can say they have taken a car down a quarter-mile track in 6.3 seconds going more than 250 kilometers per hour.
But jet car driver Kevin Therres …

Biofuel Company Interested in Tupper Lake
August 21, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jessica Collier  (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)  A Seattle-based company is interested in opening a biofuel facility in the Tupper Lake area.
John Tubbs, head of the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency, said he’s been in regular …

International Seagriculture – Sea (Weed) Farming Commodities Conference September 18-19, 2012 Zeeland, The Netherlands
August 20, 2012 – 3:09 pm | No Comment
International Seagriculture – Sea (Weed) Farming Commodities Conference  September 18-19, 2012   Zeeland, The Netherlands

DLG BENELUX, ECN & Wageningen UR are happy to announce the 1st edition of Seagriculture; Sea(weed) Farming Commodities, an international conference that will take place in Zeeland, The Netherlands from 18-19 September this year.
At this international …

Drought Sparks Intense Fight over RFS Waiver
August 20, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Talk of a possible renewable fuel standard (RFS) waiver request became a reality in mid-August, when the U.S. EPA was officially petitioned. The clock starts on a 90-day deadline …

2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013
August 20, 2012 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season  Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013

The 2013 Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition schedule, registration fees, maximum number of teams accepted for each event and the registration opening and closing are listed below.
You must read and follow the registration requirements and …

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Team to Use E85 in SAE Competition
August 20, 2012 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (  University racing teams participating in the Formula SAE Collegiate design and performance racing series have the opportunity to develop race cars with alternative fuels. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln team has chosen to compete in the …

Yeast Technology Deal Struck for Bioethanol Use
August 20, 2012 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Bioethanol yeast developing company Lesaffre, and its business unit Fermentis, has acquired xylose isomerase technology from yeast technology providers Butalco.
…According to Butalco, the xylose isomerase technology enables an improved production of lignocellulosic biofuels …

Court Ruling Paves Way for E15 Gas Use
August 20, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Robert Pore (The Grand Island Independent)  Higher ethanol blend could be used by nearly two-thirds of vehicles on road
On Friday, the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with the Environmental …

Garnero Supports Dilma Rousseff’s Infrastructure’s Plans by Launching BOB – Brasilinvest Oil, Gas and Biofuel
August 20, 2012 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/PR NewsWire)  Brazil quickly took one of the leading roles at the energy sector with the worldly rising interest on sugarcane biofuel and with the discovery of the massive pre-salt layer at the Brazilian coast.
By …

Nestle Chief Calls for End to Using Food in Biofuel Production
August 20, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Reuters)  The chairman of the world’s biggest food group Nestle, Peter Brabeck, has called on politicians to lobby to end the use of food in the production of biofuels.
“This does not mean that biofuel should …

The Summer of Algae, Part II
August 20, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Launching today – and stretching into early Fall – the Algae Biomass Organization is coordinating a series of events billed as “The “Summer of Algae II” to raise awareness about …

Advanced Biofuels USA Finds Clean Energy Victory Bonds (HR 6275) Lacking
August 17, 2012 – 10:11 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A bill to establish a US Treasury funding mechanism that would finance “clean energy” projects has been introduced as part of a renewable electrical energy bill (HR 6275) …

Entrepreneur-Grower Developing a Blueprint to Make Sugarcane a Fuel
August 17, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(Sunshine State News)  Picture a fuel that doesn’t come from the Middle East, costs as much as six times less to produce than corn ethanol and could actuallyhelp the environment.
That’s ethanol from sugarcane, which grows like weeds in …

Rocklin Chamber Offers Businesses Free Alternative Fuel
August 17, 2012 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Melanie Turner  (Sacramento Business Journal)  Rocklin businesses that have diesel or flexible-fuel vehicles are being offered free fuel — no strings attached.
The Rocklin Chamber of Commerce is offering its members a fuel card good …

Syntroleum Announces Dynamic Fuels Receipt of Renewable Gasoline Registration From EPA
August 17, 2012 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

(Syntroleum)  Syntroleum Corporation,  a renewable and synthetic fuels technology company, today announced that Dynamic Fuels, LLC has been granted Part 79 registration for its Renewable Gasoline Blendstock 10 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). …

Updated Assessment of the Drought’s Impacts on Crop Prices and Biofuel Production
August 17, 2012 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Babcock (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development)  …The sharply lowered production estimates suggest the preliminary assessment of the impact of the drought on crop prices and biofuel production that I conducted last month …

Rural Business-Cooperative Service Inviting Applications for Value-Added Producer Grants
August 17, 2012 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)   USDA announces the availability of grants through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program for Fiscal Year 2012. Approximately $14 million in competitive grant funds for FY 2012 is available to …

Why Sugarcane Bagasse is the Most Promising Pathway for Cellulosic Ethanol
August 17, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest)  …Because of the extra steps involved relative to corn or sugarcane ethanol, capital and operating costs are higher for cellulosic ethanol than for ethanol derived from carbohydrates. But the ongoing …

Shorter Showers Are Not Awesome: Green Marketing Goes under the Microscope
August 17, 2012 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Brand marketing, as it turns out, appears to be more than just a function of budget and “having a good story to tell” – and there’s considerable evidence that the …

COMAC of China, Boeing Open Energy Conservation Technology Center
August 16, 2012 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Aviation News Portal/PRNewsWire)  – Companies to Work on Refining Cooking Oil into Aviation Biofuel
– Collaborative Effort Will Support Growth in Commercial Aviation
Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) and Boeing today opened the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Industrial Green Chemistry World December 6-8, 2013 Mumbai, India
August 16, 2012 – 6:35 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Industrial Green Chemistry World   December 6-8, 2013   Mumbai, India

What is IGCW?

A context beyond the theoretical understanding of ‘green’ chemistry
An attempt to bring forth technical know-how of green chemistry applications from the corridors of laboratories to the cauldrons of Industry
A platform to familiarize green …

EPA to Approve Sorghum for Cleaner Ethanol; Experts Say Grain Has Less Impact on Food Prices
August 16, 2012 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

(The Washington Post/Associated Press)  The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say could give farmers a …

Mizzou Researchers Win $5.4 Million Biofuel Grant
August 16, 2012 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Amir Kurtovic (St. Louis Business Journal)  …A team of University of Missouri researchers has won a $5.4 million grant to study alternative biofuels that do not impact the already strained food supply.
…Shibu Jose and his …

EPA to Propose US Biofuel Fraud Fix by End of 2012
August 16, 2012 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Tracy (Hydrocarbon Processing)  …The US Environmental Protection Agency late Tuesday made its first specific promises to address fraud in the alternative fuels market, a signal that months of negotiations with industry representatives are …

Restaurants Fuel Retail Biofuel Station
August 16, 2012 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(NACS Online)  The station converts used fryer oil into biofuel, which it then sells at retail.
A group of restaurants has partnered with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Clean Energy Biofuels to provide used …

Assistance for Action – Aviation and Climate Change Seminar October 23-24, 2012 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 15, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment
Assistance for Action – Aviation and Climate Change Seminar  October 23-24, 2012    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ICAO will be convening the “Assistance for Action – Aviation and Climate Change” Seminar at its Headquarters, in Montréal, Canada from 23 to 24 October 2012.
During the 37th session of the ICAO Assembly in October …

Greener by Design Annual Conference: Biofuels for Aviation – Overcoming the Barriers October 16, 2012 London, UK
August 15, 2012 – 6:35 pm | No Comment
Greener by Design Annual Conference: Biofuels for Aviation – Overcoming the Barriers   October 16, 2012   London, UK

Future emissions of CO2, the principal greenhouse gas from fossil fuels will have to be reduced to meet global climate concerns. This pressure and the decreasing availability of fossil fuels will bring different challenges for …

Alltech Installs Ethanol Distillation Tower
August 15, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  Alltech has installed a 60-foot ethanol distillation tower at its production facility in Springfield, Ky. The plant produces natural animal health and nutrition products. The company invested $4 million dollars in …

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: Biomass without Borders: Lessons from International Ventures
August 15, 2012 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

By Liliana Diaz (Navigant Consulting) Opening with the report on repeated failure of a biomass based Idaho power company’s ability to meet delivery deadlines because of the non-reliable source of fuel, Diaz effectively made her …

Certificate in Biofuels Financing & Valuation September 12-13, 2012 London, UK
August 15, 2012 – 4:50 pm | No Comment
Certificate in Biofuels Financing & Valuation    September 12-13, 2012   London, UK

A biofuels-focused introduction to investment strategy, capital sourcing and business valuation

A clearly explained, experience-based course accessible for those without finance expertise
Aligning financial investment strategy with business planning goals (expansion, sale, IPO etc.)
Costs and sources of …

Editorial: Use Biodiesel and Improve the Air Quality on Your Farm
August 15, 2012 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Willers (Biodiesel Magazine/United Soybean Board)  I know how much time I spend around diesel-powered vehicles, equipment and machinery, and I’d bet that most farmers around the U.S. spend similar amounts. That’s why I’m …

Yokayo Awarded $1.86M to Expand, Retrofit Process to Enzymatic
August 15, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The California Energy Commission approved $1.86 million in grant funding for the expansion and upgrade of Yokayo Biofuels Inc.’s Ukiah, Calif.-based biodiesel facility, increasing biodiesel production capacity from 1,400 gallons …

Genuine Bio-Fuel to Open Biodiesel Refinery in Lincoln Park, NJ
August 15, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(Genuine Bio-Fuel/Biodiesel Magazine)  Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc., headquartered in Indiantown, Fla., expands its operations to Lincoln Park, N.J., with the build-out of a state-of-the-art biodiesel refinery at the Lincoln Park Airport, while creating15 to 30 new …

Butamax Granted Biobutanol DHAD Enzyme Patent 8,241,878; Files Additional Lawsuit against Gevo for Patent Infringement
August 15, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, announced today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax™ Patent Number 8,241,878. This patent provides early protection for high activity enzymes that perform a key …

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: How Global Partnerships Are Clearing the Way to Achieve America’s RFS2 Goals
August 15, 2012 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Corle (Leifmark LLC, Inbicon Technology Marketing Partner) Opening his presentation with imposing nature images of pristine beauty, Corle’s presentation lays Denmark’s aspirations on the table – to move from 2006’s 15/85 (CO2 emission) …

Massachusetts Law Delays Rail Transport of Ethanol through Boston
August 15, 2012 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new law in Massachusetts will delay allowing ethanol to be transported via train through Boston and several other cities until a public safety study is conducted. The legislation, …

Local View: Gas Pain at the Pump
August 15, 2012 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Todd Sneller (Journal Star)  The petroleum mandate forced on U.S. motorists prevents consumers from choosing less costly fuel options at the pump. Artificial impediments imposed on the fuel market restrict the use of less …

Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Contractors Strike Deal with Developer
August 15, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Northwest Indiana Times)  A group of contractors planning to build a proposed trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider announced Monday it has reached an agreement to purchase assets from developer Powers Energy of America.
The group, SMC LLC, …

Ethanol May Get a Boost through Breakthrough Process
August 15, 2012 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Angie Bergenson (Hydrogen Fuel News)  …A team of researchers from Michigan State University have been working to make ethanol a more attractive source of fuel for the country. The team has made a breakthrough …

Ethanol Plant Closures Cause DDGS Supply Issues
August 15, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(Drovers Cattle Network)  The 2012 drought is not only taking its toll on U.S. Midwest crop and livestock producers. Ethanol plants also are succumbing as high corn prices dry up their operating margins. Suspension of …

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: NAA’s 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Networking Workshop October 19-20, 2012 The Woodlands, TX DEADLINE September 14, 2012
August 15, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTERS: NAA’s 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Networking Workshop October 19-20, 2012 The Woodlands, TX  DEADLINE September 14, 2012

The National Algae Association (NAA) is calling for presentations for their 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Networking Workshop, October 19-20th, 2012, in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas.
To be considered, presentations of …

EPA Should Reject NC Gov’s RFS Waiver Request, Says RFA
August 15, 2012 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Responding to an official waiver request of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released the following statement:
“The Environmental Protection Agency should reject …

Biodiesel Powers Truck to Pulling Win
August 15, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  The power of biodiesel was on display in Wisconsin for all to see as Herb Blaser’s 2011 Dodge Cummins Diesel 3500 roared to a win at the 2012 Almena Fun Days …

Researchers Feed Pigs, Chickens High-Protein Fungus Grown on Ethanol Leftovers
August 15, 2012 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(PhysOrg)  In separate feeding trials, nursery pigs and chickens have eaten high-protein fungi that Hans van Leeuwen and other Iowa State University researchers have produced in a pilot plant that converts ethanol leftovers into food-grade …

Global Biofuels Consumption to Reach 135 Billion Gallons by 2018
August 15, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(  GIA (Global Industry Analysts) announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Biofuels (Bioethanol and Biodiesel) markets. The global consumption of Biofuels (Bioethanol and Biodiesel) is projected to reach 135 billion gallons by …

BP Biofuels, Texas AgriLife Research Sign Agreement to Advance Biofuel Feedstock Development
August 15, 2012 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Texas AgriLife)  BP Biofuels and Texas AgriLife Research, part of The Texas A&M University System, have signed a three-year agreement to develop and commercialize cellulosic feedstocks for the production of advanced biofuels.
The collaboration will utilize …

Waste to Energy & Biofuel Projects Backed in BC
August 15, 2012 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Waste Management World)  The agricultural industry in British Columbia, Canada is set to benefit from an investment in two waste to energy and biofuel projects under the Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program.
According to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, an …

Appeal Filed on Biodiesel Approval; Arcata Staff Seeks Clarification
August 15, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Times-Standard) The Arcata Planning Commission will meet to discuss clarifications about a previous approval of a Footprint biodiesel plant on Giuntoli Lane.
According to staff reports, an appeal was filed by the owners of the neighboring Town …

North Carolina, Arkansas, Maryland and Delaware Request Renewable Fuel Standard Waiver
August 15, 2012 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the governors of North Carolina, Arkansas, Maryland and Delaware made a formal request for a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard, in response to the 2012 US drought, …

Biodiesel on the March; REG Reports Record Revenues for Q2
August 15, 2012 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …As is sometimes overlooked, the advanced biofuels pool in the US Renewable Fuel Standard is not only a qualifying pool for cellulosic biofuels – which have struggled to come to …

Certificate in Biofuels September 10-11, 2012 London, UK
August 14, 2012 – 6:50 pm | No Comment
Certificate in Biofuels    September 10-11, 2012  London, UK

A comprehensive 2 day introduction to biofuels feedstocks, processes, markets and economics

Navigating the complex array of pathways from biomass to biofuel
Clear explanations of the technologies and processes for 1st, 2nd and future generation biofuels
Limitations provided …

“Get the Facts on Canadian Biofuels Opportunities” August 15, 2012 11:00AM CST Free Webinar
August 14, 2012 – 4:57 pm | No Comment
“Get the Facts on Canadian Biofuels Opportunities”    August 15, 2012   11:00AM CST  Free Webinar

“Building Biofuels Partnerships and Financing Clean Energy Projects in Canada“
 This complimentary, one-hour webinar is designed to help clean energy companies and developers better understand clean energy opportunities in Canada and current policies to maximize success for …

BChemicals 2012 December 13-14 Cité des Sciences, Paris, France
August 14, 2012 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
BChemicals 2012    December 13-14 Cité des Sciences, Paris, France

The two-day trade show wishes to bring together all the actors of this sector through a conference program based on the innovation and economic analysis.
We will especially focus on the sector’s market outlets and distributors …

US Ethanol Mandate Waiver Would Not Destroy Corn Demand: Deutsche Bank
August 14, 2012 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  A waiver of the US ethanol mandate would not destroy corn demand because current gasoline blending economics still favor the use of the corn-based biofuel, Deutsche Bank’ analysts Michael Lewis and Christina McGlone said …

Court: Gevo Again Free to Sell Isobutanol into Auto Fuels Market
August 14, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A little more than a month after a temporary court order prohibited Gevo from selling bio-isobutanol into the automotive fuels market, the company announced Aug. 13 that the order …

Bioenergy Research and the Future for Michigan Farmers
August 14, 2012 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Russ White and Mackenzie Mohr(Michigan Live) …“One of the things that we’re evaluating with cellulosic ethanol is (if there) are there places we can produce these crops on lands that aren’t producing food crops,” he …

Chevron Lummus joins ARA’s 100% Drop-In Aviation Biofuel Initiative
August 14, 2012 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New Mexico, ARA announced today that Chevron Lummus Globalhas joined the ReadiJet Alternative Fuel Initiative to develop drop-in biofuels for jet and diesel engines, eliminating the need for blending with …

Senegalese Villagers Vow to Fight Biofuels Project
August 14, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(AFP/Global Energy World)  Villagers from northern Senegal vowed Thursday to fight a project by Senegalese and Italian investors to produce biofuels on their land, a venture already forced to relocate once by deadly protests.
“We will …

Where Does Mitt Sit? A Look at a Romney Administration and Biofuels
August 14, 2012 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …The Romney platform is remarkable, vis-a-vis biofuels, for ignoring the word altogether – so we are left to guess as to an incoming Administration’s attitude towards nearly 10 percent of …

New Paradigms Rising for Biofuels
August 14, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”/Biofuels Digest)  …Meanwhile, the oil and gas industry is gaining political strength as its production (and fortunes) rise and conservatives win more elections.
Our diminishing reliance on foreign oil and …

JOil Sees Transformation of the Economics of Jatropha with Biomass Fuel Cake and Animal Feed Meal Production
August 13, 2012 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

(JOil) JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy crop developer of a new generation of Jatropha, sees the potential to double the product revenue per hectare from Jatropha plantations with biomass fuel cakes and animal feed meal. This …

World Ethanol and Biofuels November 5-8, 2012 Munich, Germany
August 13, 2012 – 5:33 pm | No Comment
World Ethanol and Biofuels    November 5-8, 2012   Munich, Germany

With 70+ speakers, 700+ delegates from 45+ countries, 40 different sessions, social events and structured networking over …

Biomass: From Grow to Go October 24-25, 2012 Vonore, TN
August 13, 2012 – 4:45 pm | No Comment
Biomass: From Grow to Go   October 24-25, 2012   Vonore, TN

A University of Tennessee field day and workshop event
Biomass is rapidly becoming a leading source of clean, renewableenergy.  This free two-day event will feature independent programs on biomass production and utilization.  The purpose of the …

GTI Developing Biomass Conversion Technology
August 13, 2012 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Gas Technology Institute’s (GTI’s) new pilot-scale IH2 Plant in Chicago, Illinois, demonstrates their efforts to broaden biomass-to-liquid hydrocarbon fuel conversion. The 70-year-old research, development and training organization has turned much of its research …

BIOM2E Global Bioenergy Congress September 25-27, 2012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
August 13, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment
BIOM2E Global Bioenergy Congress   September 25-27, 2012  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BIOM2E 2012: The Bioenergy Event Bringing Together The Entire Value Chain – From Mass To Energy, Heat, And Fuel For Transport
Welcome to BIOM2E 2012, the leading international conference exploring everything from feedstock supply and trading, …

Paul Ryan’s Energy Record Elates Right, Deflates Greens
August 13, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Restuccia (Politico)  The Wisconsin Republican has been an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama’s clean energy agenda, offering a fiscal plan earlier this year that neatly mirrors the GOP’s policy priorities. The plan would …

New Technique Yields Information Critical to Biofuels Research
August 13, 2012 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(R&D Magazine)  Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures.
The new method opens up new realms …

Scottish Renewables Investment Tops £2.8bn
August 13, 2012 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by James Murray (Business Green)  Scotland’s status as one of the world’s leading renewable energy markets was again underlined last week, after new figures revealed the sector has attracted more than £2.8bn of capital investment …

Biofuels Industry Group Pushes Lawmakers on Corn Ethanol Views
August 13, 2012 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Zack Coleman (The Hill/E2Wire)  … The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has been warning its political allies on Capitol Hill that attacks against corn ethanol will hinder next-generation fuels, too.
BIO has reached out to lawmakers …

Midwest Drought Helps Push U.S. Gasoline Prices Higher
August 13, 2012 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Gasoline prices in the United States rose over the past two weeks, driven partly by supply disruptions and a drought-induced rise in ethanol prices, a widely followed survey showed on Sunday.
…Trilby Lundberg, who conducts …

10 Ways Ethanol is Helping Livestock Producers
August 13, 2012 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  … (E)thanol production provides multiple benefits to Midwestern livestock producers:
1. The ethanol industry has driven the production of a larger corn crop. Simply put, there is more corn to go around.
2. The …

Ethanol Credits May Ease Pressure on U.S. Corn, IEA Says
August 13, 2012 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Nariman Gizitdinov (Bloomberg)  Ethanol credits held by U.S. refiners may help reduce demand for the blending fuel and ease pressure on rising prices of corn, from which ethanol is made, the International Energy Agency said.
The …

Biofuels Certification: Opportunities for Procurement and Trading October 4, 2012 Geneva, Switzerland
August 13, 2012 – 11:06 am | No Comment
Biofuels Certification: Opportunities for Procurement and Trading    October 4, 2012   Geneva, Switzerland

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Co-Hosts Geneva Seminar on Biofuels Certification: Opportunities for Procurement and Trading
RSB is pleased to co-host a seminar on Biofuels Certification: Opportunities for Procurement and Trading with Kingsman.  The seminar will be …

Czarnikow Sees Improved EU Ethanol Outlook After U.S. Drought
August 10, 2012 – 10:16 pm | No Comment

by Whitney McFerron (Bloomberg)  Surging corn prices and policy changes in the U.S. and European Union mean the outlook for the EU’s ethanol industry has “improved dramatically” this year, Czarnikow Group Ltd. said.
U.S. ethanol prices have …

Lower U.S. Corn Crop Doesn’t Justify Ethanol Waiver, RFA Says
August 10, 2012 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by (Bloomberg) …Refiners can meet biofuel targets by drawing from ample stockpiles and utilizing excess credits, known as Renewable Identification Numbers, that can be submitted in lieu of physically blending a gallon of ethanol to …

New Biofuels Offer Hope to Hungry World
August 10, 2012 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by James Melik  (BBC News)  …The chairman of the world’s largest food producer is highly critical of the rise in bio-diesel.
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe of Nestle says crops produced for biofuel use land and water which would …

Keystone Farm Show January 8-10, 2013 York, PA
August 10, 2012 – 3:56 pm | No Comment
Keystone Farm Show   January 8-10, 2013   York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to address the needs of agrimarketers in the Mid-Atlantic area, the show has nearly tripled in …

California Awards 1.8M to Yokayo Biofuels for Biodiesel Expansion
August 10, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In California, the state Energy Commission today unanimously approved funding of $1,974,330 for the expansion and upgrade of a biodiesel production facility and buy-downs of alternative-fuel vehicles.
The awards improve …

House Disaster Assistance Allows Good Intentions to Overwhelm Good Sense
August 10, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  While passage last week by the House of Representatives of a bill that would provide much needed relief to drought-stricken livestock producers is laudable, the means by which the bill would pay …

FuturaGene Launches Field Trials in China to Couple Desert Reversal and Local Socio-Economic Benefit
August 10, 2012 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(FuturaGene/Yahoo!) FuturaGene, a world leader in the enhancement of yield and sustainability of woody crops for plantation forestry, biopower and biofuel markets, has launched four field trials for selection and improvement of plant species in …

Cargill Smallholders Receive European Certification for the Supply of Sustainable Biofuels
August 10, 2012 – 10:07 am | No Comment

(  Smallholders at Cargill’s palm oil plantation, PT Hindoli in South Sumatra, Indonesia, recently became the one of the first smallholders to receive official certification for sustainable palm oil supply for biofuels, according to the …

Brazil Is Zooming Ahead on Ethanol
August 10, 2012 – 9:50 am | No Comment

by Weiner and George Clingan (Miami Herald)  As the world watches the 2012 London Olympics, the United States ought to brace for a looming embarrassment at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Unless we act …

Southern Africa Development Community Countries Meet on Algae Development
August 10, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Leaders of the 14-member Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) came together at the St. George Hotel in Pretoria, South Africa, July 24-27, for a workshop on emerging technologies for sustainable biofuels and …

3rd Annual European Algae Biomass Conference April 24-25, 2013 Vienna, Austria
August 9, 2012 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
3rd Annual European Algae Biomass Conference   April 24-25, 2013   Vienna, Austria

ACI’s 3rd annual European Algae Biomass Conference will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain.
The …