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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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Koehlmoos Reaps Awards from Cellulosic Ethanol Research
November 27, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Jean Caspers-Simmet (AgriNews.com)  Eric Koehlmoos’ research on cellulosic ethanol led to national champion honors at the National FFA Science Fair last month in Louisville.
The 17-year-old junior at South O’Brien High School finished first in …

A Design Viewpoint
November 27, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Washington State University)  … NARA (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance) is developing regional aviation biofuel solutions, since the aviation industry is in need of a viable and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. IDX’s specific role within NARA …

That Turkey on Your Plate Could Use Some More Industry Competition
November 27, 2013 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Leonard (The Washington Post)  …Yet, the operating profit margins of the top four meatpackers rose steadily between 2007 and 2010, even as the economy stagnated, according to USDA data. Between 2009 and 2010, operating …

Financiers of Palm Oil Must Stop Deforestation and Illegal Activity
November 27, 2013 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

(Friends of the Earth Europe)  Illegal and harmful production of palm oil in Indonesia is continuing, reveals a new report released today by Friends of the Earth.
The study concludes that voluntary guidelines, such as those …

Company Hopes to Tap into Sugar Cane, Sorghum for Fuel-Grade Ethanol
November 27, 2013 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by James Palen (The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source)  … Brawley-based California Ethanol + Power is bringing the matter closer to home.
The company has yet to build its first facility, but by possibly the first quarter of 2014, it …

Sugar: Brazilian Model Producing More Ethanol and Reducing Output
November 27, 2013 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jayashree Bhosale (Economic Times) … The sugar industry is exploring the possibility of adopting the Brazilian model. Brazil, which tops the world in sugar production, increases ethanol production if sugar prices rule low.
Ethanol is …

OriginOil’s Algae Screen Demonstrates ‘Dramatic Drop In Contaminant Load’
November 27, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil)  New low-energy growth optimizer shows promise in controlling microbiological conditions for commercial algae producers
OriginOil Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, …

Park Service Withdraws Comments on Fracking Rule
November 27, 2013 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Daly (Associated Press/ABC News)  The National Park Service has withdrawn “inappropriate” comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands.
Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis says no one in management reviewed …

Relief at the Pump, Begins with the Pump
November 27, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   High gas prices?! They’re a scandal, all right.  Turns out, alternative fuels are affordable fuels. And getting them distributed — well, here’s a chance for Iowa to show the way.

As …

Biofore Concept Car to Premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show Next Spring
November 27, 2013 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  The Biofore concept car, a joint production by UPM and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, is to premiere at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, 6-16 March, 2014. The unique concept car is …

Can We Harvest Invasive Species for Biofuels?
November 27, 2013 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois/Renewable Energy World)  … “When the topic of potential invasion by non-native biofuel crops has been raised at conferences I’ve attended, the ecologists in the room have suggested we use biomass from …

Researchers Publish ‘Survival of the Fattest’ Algae Discovery
November 26, 2013 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Delft University of  Technology/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Researchers at TU Delft have developed a clever way of finding the fattest and therefore the most suitable examples among all the many species of algae. …
“The ultimate goal of …

Go Clean, Go Green, Go Algae
November 26, 2013 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Amelia Fox and Emily Thiel (Daniel Boone Student Reporter/Berks-Mont News)  In this oil-dependent world, a group of students at Daniel Boone High school are looking at alternatives that “Go Clean, Go Green, Go Algae!”
A handpicked group …

Algae TV
November 26, 2013 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  At the Algae Biomass Summit attendees were thrilled by a slate of videos showing the progress of many member companies as they build out, and begin operations at, new demonstration and commercial …

Saudi – Kingdom to Produce 30,000 Tons of Algae
November 26, 2013 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(MENAFN-Arab News)  Saudi Arabia will be one of the few algae producing countries around the world, with production capacity expected to reach 30,000 tons by 2014, said Jaber Al-Shehri, undersecretary of research and agricultural development …

Paper Mill in Maine, US Making Sugars for Biofuel from Wood Waste
November 26, 2013 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The paper industry in Old Town, Maine, US has been stuck in gradual decline for some years now. However, one company – Old Town Fuel and Fiber (OTFF) – is said to be …

Why Have Expectations for Sweet Sorghum Soured?
November 26, 2013 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Ceres points towards minimal plantings of its sweet sorghum hybrids in its key market of Brazil for next year, investors ask two questions.   Will sweet sorghum realize its vast …

Palm Oil: A Biofuel Redemption Model
November 26, 2013 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by William I.Y. Byun and Philipp Barrage (Greenpower Fuels Singapore/London School of Economics/Renewable Energy World)  …  For example, from the palm harvest itself, when wastewater and waste biomass such as husks, shell kernels and fibers are stripped …

White House Revisits ‘Social Cost of Carbon’
November 26, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  The White House will seek new public comment on the “social cost of carbon” (SCC), a metric that helps regulators estimate the benefits of rules that cut greenhouse gas …

2013 North American Biochar Symposium: Science, Passion and Practice
November 25, 2013 – 9:55 pm | One Comment

by Danilo Gusmao de Quadros (Advanced Biofuels USA)*  Biochar is a black matter produced by pyrolysis of biomass (burned without or with a little amount of oxygen), which can be used as a soil amendment. …

Lignobiotech III Symposium October 26-29, 2014 Concepcion, Chile
November 25, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Lignobiotech III Symposium   October 26-29, 2014   Concepcion, Chile

The Biotechnology Center of the University of Concepción, invites you to participate in the Lignobiotech III Symposium, to be held in October 2014 in Concepción, Chile.
The third edition of ‘Lignobiotech’ will examine the biotechnology and …

It Isn’t Only Corn: Brazilian Sugar Cane Ethanol Worries about Changes in RFS
November 25, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang (Platts)  Much of the rhetoric surrounding the US Renewable Fuel Standard centers around the notion of home-grown fuels enhancing American energy security and independence.
That puts Leticia Phillips in a bit of a …

E15 Now Available in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA
November 25, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  ECI has announced it has begun selling registered E15 to motorists who drive a 2001 or newer vehicle. ECI is located near Waterloo at 1144 Hwy 63 North in Hudson, Iowa. E15, a …

Study: US Spewing 50% More Methane than EPA Says
November 25, 2013 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press/US News and World Report)  The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. …

Iowans Worry about Ethanol’s Lost Political Clout
November 25, 2013 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Beaumont (Associated Press)  … Now, Iowa’s senior political leaders are pondering how to shore up political support for the corn-based fuel at a time when its economic and environmental benefits are under attack .
The …

Big Oil Reaps $23 Billion Windfall – In One Day
November 25, 2013 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Americans United for Change)  What a difference a day makes for Big Oil.  The oil industry scored a big victory on Friday, November 15 as the U.S. EPA released a draft rule that – if …

Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome and the EPA Biofuels Debacle
November 25, 2013 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So, the EPA hands down cruel cutbacks in renewable fuel targets as the Administration reels under Obamacare pressure.   What happened to biofuels, why is “everyone’s friend” biodiesel getting the shaft, …

And the 2013 Environmental Turkey Goes to …The American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC.
November 25, 2013 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University The Green Grok)  OK, folks, Thanksgiving approaches. For most of you it’s the beginning of the holiday season — family, parties, and presents. For us at TheGreenGrok it means it’s time …

Finland Corporate Cleantech Venture Day: Panel Discussions, Pitches and Speed Dating
November 25, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It is natural that a cleantech company requires capital and time to reach markets. A speaker at the 20th November 2013 Corporate Cleantech Venture Day in Lahti, Finland, compared …

Colorado Governor Proposes Strict Limits on Greenhouse Gas Leaks From Drilling
November 25, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on leaks of methane and other gases from well sites and storage tanks. Supporters called the …

CBO: Carbon Tax Chops $1 Trillion from Deficit
November 25, 2013 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)   The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) floated 103 ways to help cut the deficit Wednesday, and one option takes out a much bigger bite than any other: A carbon tax.
A $25-per-ton tax …

Leave the Oil in the Soil; Leave the Coal in the Hole
November 22, 2013 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

Excerpts from a November 10, 2013, letter from 74 African organizations to US President Barack Obama.
Dear President Obama,
We are African organizations working for the realization of a healthy and just environment for the people of …

Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Gain Traction Over the Next 10 Years
November 22, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(Fuels Institute)  The growth of vehicles running on alternative fuels will accelerate over the next decade, but diesel fuel- and gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to dominate market share, according to “Tomorrow’s Vehicles: What Will We …

Algae Tricked into Staying up Late to Produce Biomaterials
November 22, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Md. and Waseda University in Tokyo have modified cyanobacteria’s biological clock to remain in its daytime state.
“We have shown that manipulating …

Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program December 5, 2013 Arlington, VA
November 22, 2013 – 5:47 pm | No Comment
Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program   December 5, 2013  Arlington, VA

(Federal Register) The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, which EPA will publish separately in the Federal Register. The hearing will be …

Ethanol Groups Talk to Farm Broadcasters
November 22, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …“In the matter of just a couple of weeks we’ll have E15 in 11 states, roughly 50 stations, and lots in the hopper,” adding there’s high interest among gas station operators, …

Examining EPA’s Authority to Reduce RFS Volume Requirements
November 22, 2013 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association held a media teleconference Nov. 21, to address the issue of whether the U.S. EPA has the statutory authority to lower the total renewable fuel …

Many Have Stake in Maintaining RFS Certainty
November 22, 2013 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Disappointment, outrage, confusion, “betrayal,” “punch to the gut,” “pulls the rug out,” “huge step backwards” – all are characterizations of the reactions from the renewable energy sector over the administration’s proposal announced …

The Hunt for Biofuels Looks Beyond Ethanol
November 22, 2013 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Mara Lemos Stein (The Wall Street Journal)  A push is on to get more energy from nonedible plants
…Amid growing pressure to make less ethanol from edible crops, some have pinned their hopes on nonfood …

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña
November 22, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and dark-growth algae production systems, as …

Nordic Aviation Sector Joins with Boeing and Airbus to Launch a Regional Sustainable Biofuels Initiative
November 22, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Green Air Online)  Nordic airlines, airports and aviation authorities, with the support of Boeing, Airbus and IATA, have come together to form an association to facilitate the development and uptake of sustainable aviation fuels in …

SkyNRG Gets Dutch Government Backing to Set up a BioPort Holland Sustainable Jet Biofuel Supply Chain
November 22, 2013 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Green Air Online)  SkyNRG has signed a Letter of Intent with the Dutch government, KLM, Neste Oil, Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam to scale up production of sustainable jet fuels in the Netherlands. …

Branson Calls for ‘Brains Trust’ Collaboration to Achieve Commercial Scale-Up of Renewable Jet Fuels
November 22, 2013 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Green Air Online)  The Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson, is bringing together a ‘brains trust’ to collaborate in designing an innovative financial structure that would help the advanced renewable …

UCLA Develops Metabolic Pathway to Convert Sugars into Biofuels
November 22, 2013 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(University of California)  University of California, Los Angeles chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels.
The …

South Africa Biofuels Seen Raising Sorghum Output Fivefold
November 22, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Tshepiso Mokhema (Bloomberg)  South Africa’s plan to source all grain needed for biofuels production locally means sorghum output will have to climb at least fivefold, the nation’s biggest representative of commercial farmers said.
Biofuel must …

Biochar Quiets Microbes, Including Some Plant Pathogens
November 22, 2013 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Jade Boyd (Rice University)  Synthetic biologists at Rice probe biochar’s impact on microbial signaling
In the first study of its kind, Rice University scientists have used synthetic biology to study how a popular soil amendment …

The Market for Biodiesel Production from Used Cooking Oils and Fats, Oils and Greases in London
November 22, 2013 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

The Greater London Authority (GLA) wishes to evaluate the potential to reduce the emissions and carbon footprint of the bus fleet in London by using up to B30 biodiesel instead of petrodiesel. Additional sustainability benefits …

Team Uses a Cellulosic Biofuels Byproduct to Increase Ethanol Yield
November 22, 2013 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)   Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into biofuels. The …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bioenergy from Forest Conference September 15-18, 2014 Helsinki, Finland DEADLINE March 3, 2014
November 22, 2013 – 12:35 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS: Bioenergy from Forest Conference September 15-18, 2014 Helsinki, Finland   DEADLINE March 3, 2014

The Conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the bioenergy. An important role is to create forest energy markets and mobilization. One focus is examples how to create markets and to overcome …

Bioenergy from Forest Conference September 15-18, 2014 Helsinki, Finland
November 22, 2013 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy from Forest Conference    September 15-18, 2014   Helsinki, Finland

The Conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the bioenergy. An important role is to create forest energy markets and mobilization. One focus is examples how to create markets and to overcome …

5th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit February 4-7, 2014 San Diego, CA
November 22, 2013 – 12:18 pm | No Comment
5th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit    February 4-7, 2014  San Diego, CA

The Premier Bio-Based & Sustainable Chemicals Networking Hub of 2014
The bio-based space is moving at a rapid pace as consumer trends for greener products drive the market, and the ability to replace petrochemicals with bio …

Biomass to Biofuels Spring 2014 Course January 13-April 30, 2014 Burlington, VT
November 22, 2013 – 12:05 pm | No Comment
Biomass to Biofuels Spring 2014 Course    January 13-April 30, 2014   Burlington, VT

The mission of this program is to provide hands-on instruction in all possible bioenergy areas outlined below, support generation of related skilled workforce and stimulate bioenergy production :
* LIQUID BIOFUELS (transportation fuels; home-heating oil; biodiesel …

Can Algae Clean Water, then Feed Livestock?
November 22, 2013 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Can scientists grow algae in polluted water on dairy farms and then safely feed it to livestock? That’s what Shelton Murinda, an associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences, Marcia Ewers of …

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production
November 22, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego)  Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced with discovery
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel …

Global Bioenergies Secures a $7M Grant to Proceed with Its Second Industrial Pilot in Germany
November 22, 2013 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies announces its decision to construct its second industrial pilot on the site of the
Leuna refinery, close to Leipzig in Germany. This new pilot plant, to be supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education …

Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to Collaborate on Sorghum Technology Development
November 22, 2013 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(Arcadia Biosciences)  Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer today announced their intention to collaborate to develop enabling technology to help manage pollen flow in sorghum. This technology will help facilitate the development and deployment of …

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
November 19, 2013 – 11:05 am | No Comment
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
November 19, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment
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 …