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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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Leveling That Old Playing Field: As Biofuels Rise, What about Biobased Chemicals?
September 13, 2013 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (B)iobased chemical producers have been mentioning for some time that, ahem, there’s no Renewable Chemical Standard, no tax incentive, no RINs for them – and they help reduce carbon, …

U.S. to Pass Russia in Liquid Fuels Production, Says IEA
September 12, 2013 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by Benoit Faucon, Wayne Ma and Summer Said (The Wall Street Journal)  A top energy watchdog forecast the U.S. will bypass Russia in the production of liquid fuels—everything from crude and gasoline to biofuels like …

A Market in Desperate Need of Transparency
September 12, 2013 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Mike Lux (Huffington Post)  …If the 2009 financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that market manipulation and speculation is a recipe for disaster. Four years later, we don’t seem to have learned our lesson. …

Ohio Firm Will Buy Little Falls Ethanol Plant: Green Biologics to Make Butanol with Facility
September 12, 2013 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

(St. Cloud Times)  The Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op on Wednesday made a deal to allow Green Biologics Inc. to acquire substantially all of its assets.
CMEC was established in 1995 as an ethanol company based in …

Analyst Says Ethanol Rush Is Over, Corn May Drop to $3.25
September 12, 2013 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Brett Wessler (Ag Professional)  Livestock producers are likely to see shrinking feed costs ahead with one market analyst forecasting lower corn prices as ethanol demand will be “flat-lining” into 2022.
Dan Basse, AgResource Company, told the …

How Big Poultry Sided with Big Oil
September 12, 2013 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

By Reid Detchon (The Baltimore Sun)  Our ability to break our dependence on foreign oil is threatened by the effort to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard
Oil is essential to our economic and national security because …

CA Ethanol and Power Project Approved by Board of Supervisors
September 12, 2013 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Krista Daly  (Imperial Valley Press)  The California Ethanol and Power Project is moving forward with its plan to generate clean fuel from sugar cane and sweet sorghum.
Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved seven resolutions …

Researchers Create Biofuel out of Used Coffee Grounds
September 12, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

By James A. Foley (Nature World News)  An estimated 1 million tons of coffee grounds are generated by java-loving Americans each year, and researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found a way to take …

E15 Additions At the Right Price
September 12, 2013 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to some new information from the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), the cost of upgrading an existing retail gas station to sell E15 is much less than recently suggested by ethanol opponents. For …

Celebvocate: Neil Young for Ethanol, Farm Bill
September 12, 2013 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Reliable Source (The Washinton Post) …Event: National Farmers Union rally promoting passage of a five-year farm bill and touting the renewable fuel standard.   Venue: Capitol Hill’s Lower Senate Park.   …What he wants: Fuel …

V4 Agriculture Group Urge EU Support for Biofuel
September 12, 2013 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by MTI  (Politics.HU)  The agricultural chambers of the Visegrad Four countries called on European decision-makers to support sustainable, crop-based biofuels, at a meeting of their leaders in Szekszard in southern Hungary on Monday.
The V4 group …

Food Price Fears Push EU Lawmakers to Put a Lid on Biofuels Growth
September 12, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that biofuels can push up grain prices or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming …

Scenarios to Determine Approximate Cost for E15 Station Readiness
September 12, 2013 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI)) (from a letter to US Department of Agriculture) … “You asked on August 13 if the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) had any information regarding the average price for installing E15 storage equipment …

The One-Stop, Get It Hot, Biobased Candy Men: Midori and Low-Cost Cellulosic Sugars
September 12, 2013 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Midori reports they have broken through on a 100-year quest for low-cost cellulosic sugars. And found a way to turn your cotton tees into sugars, too.
About a year ago, a …

Valero Implores Obama Administration to Waive Ethanol Mandate
September 12, 2013 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg/Fuel Fix)  Valero Energy Corp., the world’s largest independent refining company, called on the Obama administration to waive the country’s biofuel target immediately, saying the cost to reach it has skyrocketed.
“We need …

Report: 160 Commercial Advanced Biofuel Plants under Development
September 9, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has released a new report that predicts projected growth in advanced biofuel production capacity will be sufficient to meet both the federal renewable fuels standard (RFS) …

Ethanol Industry on the Offensive after August Recess
September 9, 2013 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (Paul) Bertels (vice president of production and utilization for the National Corn Growers Association) said the harvest should bring in about 12.9 billion bushels of corn, the third largest …

EPA Report on Pollutants, Ethanol Is Flawed, White Paper Says
September 9, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Across America has released a new white paper that indicates mid-level ethanol blends offer much greater emission and health benefits than indicated by U.S. EPA models. The three-page …

Report: Strong Potential for Biofuel Industry in Atlantic Canada
September 9, 2013 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Atlantic Council for Bioenergy Co-operative, in partnership with BioAtlantech New Brunswick, has released a report demonstrating a strong business case for the development of a biofuels industry in …

Targeting Ethanol Mandates Seen Hurting Cellulosic Growth
September 9, 2013 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Alan Bjerga & Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Efforts to roll back rules that nurtured the corn-based ethanol industry threaten to stunt other promising biofuels, according to a developer working on one of the nation’s first …

Synechocystis 6803 Just Might Be the Do-All Algal Strain
September 9, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Tony Fitzpatrick (Washington University/Algae Industry Magazine)    Synechocystis 6803 – a versatile, specialized cyanobacterium – can produce ethanol, hydrogen, butanol, isobutanol and potentially biodiesel. And it’s a natural at converting CO2 to useful chemicals …

Mileage Gains Using Ethanol Seen 20% Higher Than EPA Estimates
September 9, 2013 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  A tweak to an automobile’s engine software can improve by as much as 20 percent the estimated fuel efficiency when using gasoline with ethanol or methanol, according to a non-profit …

Renewable Fuel Standard Debate This Week September 12, 2013 11:00 AM ET Online
September 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment
Renewable Fuel Standard Debate This Week    September 12, 2013   11:00 AM ET Online

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   Representatives of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be squaring off to debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week in Washington D.C.
AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse will be hosting the debate …

Renewable Fuel Pays off for Some Oil Refiners
September 9, 2013 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Fuel Fix)  … The rising cost of RINs turned out to be good economic news for some oil companies, especially those who are producing biofuels and have blending capacity, so they could …

Berkeley Lab Researcher Applies Graph Theory to Biofuels Search
September 9, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy Office of Science)  Energy scientists hope new plant varieties will yield large amounts of biomaterial, which new types of microbes will quickly and cheaply convert into clean-burning fuel. To achieve these …

Zimbabwe: Clashes At Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant ‘Politically Motivated’
September 9, 2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Tererai Karimakwenda (AllAfrica.com/SW Radio Africa (London))    New clashes between local villagers and the police in the Nyamukwakwa area of Manicaland have been attributed to activists within ZANU PF, who are allegedly instructing the …

McGregor Invests $2M to Rehab Facility
September 9, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Matthew Weaver (Capital Press) The McGregor Co. has invested more than $2 million in an abandoned biodiesel plant in Creston, Wash., turning it into a state-of-the-art distribution center for fertilizer.

Alex McGregor, president of the company, said …

Kansas Ethanol Future at Crossroads
September 9, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Seattle PI/Associated Press)  Ethanol producers say they are running up against market and regulatory pressures that are putting a crimp on the industry’s future, despite lower prices for a key commodity to produce the fuel.
The ethanol …

Seeking Delta: Biofuels, Algae, Natgas, CO2 and the Finding of True Value
September 9, 2013 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “What you really are in the business of,” Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee reflects, “is capturing the arbitrage between the commodity price of your most expensive feedstock — and the price …

MEPs Split ahead of Vote on Biofuel Targets
September 6, 2013 – 7:56 pm | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)   Members of the European Parliament are scheduled to vote next week in Strasbourg on a controversial proposal to limit the amount of conventional biofuel that can be used to meet an …

What Happened to Biofuels?
September 6, 2013 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

(The Economist) Energy technology: Making large amounts of fuel from organic matter has proved to be more difficult and costly than expected
…As well as being available to countries without tar sands, shale fields or gushers, biofuels …

Report: Biofuels Play Minor Role in Local Food Prices
September 6, 2013 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

(Ecofys)   There is persistent concern that biofuels compete with food production, drive up food prices and price volatility and so cause hunger. Many people, including very dignified authorities, accept this simple causality chain. The …

Flagship VentureLabs Launches Midori Renewables
September 6, 2013 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Flagship Ventures/PR NewsWire)  New Venture is Commercializing a Novel Catalytic Process to Convert Non-Food Biomass Into Sugar
Flagship VentureLabs announced today that Midori Renewables is globally deploying their Breaking the Biomass Barrier™ technology, a novel catalyst …

Bill Signed Requiring NYC Municipal Fleet to Use Biodiesel Blends
September 6, 2013 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The largest municipal fleet in the country made a bold environmental statement yesterday with cleaner burning biodiesel.
New York City Councilman James F. Gennaro, honored by the National Biodiesel Board with the …

Run, Rufus, Run: Congress, 2013 and the Renewable Fuel Standard
September 6, 2013 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Today, we look at 2013-14, should Congress elect not to act — but leave the EPA and the markets to govern implementation of the existing law.
2014 Mandate
The EPA will ultimately …

Stadium Cooking Oil to Be Converted to Biodiesel
September 5, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Diane Dietz (Register-Guard/Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle)  The oil that cooked game day french fries at Autzen Stadium Saturday afternoon will be shipped to Salem, mingled with oil that cooked Kettle Chips and converted into …

How Big Ethanol Hopes You’re a Dope
September 5, 2013 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by  Alex Fitzsimmons (Institute for Energy Research)  …Millions of gallons of ethanol would be produced and used every year without the Renewable Fuel Standard since refiners would use it as an oxygenate. The problem is not …

A Business Case for a Cornstalks to Bioprocessing Venture
September 5, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(Ontario Federation of Agriculture/Farming Sources)  A value chain consortium presented their final report to local corn producers on a business case for sustaining a commercially viable cellulosic sugar plant in southwestern Ontario to support the …

ICAO Emissions Deal Moving Closer
September 5, 2013 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Jens Flottau   (Aviation Week)  A compromise solution on a global market-based measures (MBM) scheme to tackle aviation emissions appears to be nearing ahead of this month’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly.
According to several …

Hawaiian Electric Companies Seek ULSD, Biodiesel Proposals
September 5, 2013 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(The Hawaiian Electric Companies/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Hawaiian Electric Companies began a search for suppliers of cleaner fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), biodiesel or biodiesel blends. The companies are seeking up to 150,000 barrels per …

Fixing Rufus: Congress, 2013 and the Renewable Fuel Standard
September 5, 2013 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Based on our industry sources, here’s an outline for a “change the RFS” outcome – what that might look like.   We see four key elements — ethanol, drop-ins, biodiesel and …

Better Benchmarks = More Accurate Ethanol Picture
September 4, 2013 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  One of the issues ethanol producers struggle with is some outdated information being used to argue against the positive effects of the green fuel. It’s an issue attendees of the recent American …

Letter: Good for Consumers, Good for the Environment
September 4, 2013 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Concord Monitor)  I am writing in response to the Aug. 30 Monitor editorial, “Can’t we keep gas from turning to goo?”
The Renewable Fuel Standard is the single most effective energy policy in our …

Letter, 9/4: Ethanol the Choice for Many Reasons
September 4, 2013 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

by Todd Sneller (Lincoln Journal Star/Nebraska Ethanol Board)   The well-written article “Cost of gas could soar” (Aug. 25) explains that oil companies have made a business decision that will further increase their profits by reducing …

Get to Know A Face of Ethanol
September 4, 2013 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  One message that was delivered during the 26th Annual Ethanol Conference over and over again is that both legislators and consumers need to know the faces of ethanol – to hear personal stories …

Renewable Fuels Are Wave of the Future
September 4, 2013 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Pottstown Mercury) I am writing in response to Senator Pat Toomey’s Op-Ed that ran in The Mercury entitled “Federal regulations threaten Pa. refineries.”
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is not threatening refiners …

10% Ethanol Blending Can Save Rs 9000cr of FX: Shree Renuka
September 4, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(MoneyControl.com)  According to Narendra Murkumbi, blending 10 percent ethanol in petrol will reduce sugar surplus by almost one million to one-an-half-million tonne and that will be beneficial for the sugar industry. Overall, manadatory ethanol blending …

Researchers Look to Grass to Make Gas
September 4, 2013 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Clemson University)  Clemson University researchers focusing on switchgrass as a renewable fuel source are looking to fungi and bacteria — nature’s specialists in decomposing plants and animals into elements that can be reused to support …

Clariant Certifies Cellulosic Ethanol Plant under European Directives
September 4, 2013 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(Clariant)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its sunliquid® demonstration plant in Straubing (Germany), which was opened in July 2012. The certificate confirms that …

Aemetis Announces EPA Approval as the First Converted Corn Ethanol Plant to Produce D5 Advanced Biofuels Using Sorghum/Biogas/CHP
September 4, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(Fort Mill Times)  Aemetis California Plant Approved for Same Low-Carbon Biofuels Category as Brazilian Ethanol
Aemetis, Inc. (OTCQB: AMTX), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has …

Fueled vs Electric Cars: The Great Race Begins
September 4, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

Thomas Blakeslee  (Renewable Energy World)  …Though solar electric is the clear winner based on land use, biofuels are still in the race (particularly if commercial scale) designer algae becomes a reality. Biofuels have a gigantic …

Land Use Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions of European Biofuel Policies Utilizing the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Model
September 4, 2013 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Darlington, Dennis Kahlbaum, Don O’Connor, Steffen Mueller, PhD (Air Improvement Resource, Inc./(S&T)2 Consultants Inc./University of Illinois, Chicago)  …The European Union (EU) is considering amending its current biofuel policy. The current policy, adopted in 2009, calls for 10% …

Biofuels and the Straw Man
September 4, 2013 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …ActionAid UK released a report this week focusing on the story of Addax Biofuels in Sierra Leone.
As Addax points out, it was not given the opportunity by Action Aid to …

Call Waiting, Biofuels, Genetics and You
September 4, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The company (Kaiima) started up in 2006, and by 2009, the results were starting to show in castor beans. Castor oil is a good source for a variety of applications, …

Valero Revamps Approach to Renewable Energy
September 3, 2013 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Vickie Vaughan (Fuel Fix)  Valero Energy Corp. has been making adjustments to its investments in renewable energy.
This year the San Antonio refiner quietly pulled out of a partnership to build a cellulosic ethanol plant …

Advanced Biofuels USA Responds to Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodrick’s column: Should the Grand Prix be a symbol of Baltimore?
September 3, 2013 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Klaus Philipsen, quoted in Dan Rodrick’s recent column about the Grand Prix of Baltimore, dislikes what the Grand Prix does, objects to its “heavy-metal aesthetics” and concludes that “racing …

Fiberight Awarded MSW Supply Agreement
September 3, 2013 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Waste-to-energy firm Fiberight LLC plans to break ground on a solid waste recycling plant in Marion, Iowa, as soon as December. Once complete, the facility will process municipal solid …

Is Ethanol’s Number Up?
September 3, 2013 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Steve Everly  (Kansas City Star)  … Ethanol has so far reduced the need for petroleum in gasoline by about 7 percent, which no other alternative fuel has come close to doing.
But a shift is already …

University of Florida/IFAS Study Finds Algal Cells Create Fat More Quickly Than Thought, Could Aid Biofuel research
September 3, 2013 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Mickie Anderson (University of Florida)   … Many research teams in academia and private industry are struggling, however, with one vexing problem with algae as a fuel source: The conditions that promote algal growth aren’t the …

Plane Powered by Biofuels Makes Successful Trip
September 3, 2013 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Erica Sullivan (AgriNews)  …A faculty-and-student duo piloted the Purdue Embrarer Phenom 100 to the recent Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture, one of the largest international plane shows.
One of the airplane’s engines was filled with typical …

Embracing Open-source Biotech: DNA Freeware May Out-Innovate Patented Genes
September 3, 2013 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research)  Corporations will need to integrate open source with traditional patents for biotech innovations in medicine, renewable materials, and nutrition, Lux Research says
With synthetic biology (synbio) rapidly gaining momentum, and a landmark U.S. Supreme …

R.C. Costello, Zeton Sign MOU to Offer Scale-up Services
September 3, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(R.C. Costello & Associates Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine)  R.C. Costello & Associates Inc. and Zeton Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding last month. Costello has extensive front-end engineering, process modeling and design experience; and Zeton has …

Bad Ethanol Policy Is a Job Killer
September 3, 2013 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Meehan and Pat Eiding  (The Wall Street Journal)  The price of EPA compliance rose 3,625% since the end of 2012.

As a display of regulatory failure at its finest, current regulations place the compliance obligation …

Renewable Biojet Fuel Partnership Signed in Russia
September 3, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  An agreement has been made by aircraft manufacturer Airbus and RT-Biotechprom, a division of technology and construction company Rostec, to make aircraft biofuel from renewable sources in Russia.  READ MORE

State Budget Cuts Threaten Future of Biofuels Research in North Carolina
September 3, 2013 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by John Ramsey (Fayetteville Observer)  …Researchers say Southeastern North Carolina is uniquely poised to become a national leader in biofuel production for two primary reasons:
The coastal Bermuda grass now grown on hog farms goes virtually …

The Renewable Fuel Marketers’ Guide to Planet Houston
September 3, 2013 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Which raises the question: at what prices will bioenergy projects provide the kind of returns that would make a hard-bitten citizen of Planet Houston say a kind word or two …

Online Course: Energy 101 begins September 15, 2013 UT Austin
September 3, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

By being fluent in energy you will be able to think critically about energy issues.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This multidisciplinary course will give students an overview of energy technologies, fuels, environmental impacts and public policies. Topics will …

Industrial Green Chemistry World December 6-8, 2013 Mumbai, India
September 3, 2013 – 2:37 pm | No Comment
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 …

Schumer Calls for Safer Railcars to Transport Oil, Ethanol
August 30, 2013 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Tom Magnarelli (Innovation Trail)   Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Transportation to retrofit or phase out a specific type of railway car that carries crude oil and ethanol. The DOT-111 is the same …

New Letter Adding Fuel to Ethanol Debate
August 30, 2013 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woodward (One News Now)  This week, CEI and ten other free-market organizations wrote Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), urging them to abolish the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is being …

Technology, Biofuel on Agenda for U.S.-Brazil Talks, Moniz Says
August 30, 2013 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Jeffris (NASDAQ.com)  Increased biofuel use and the development and application of new energy technologies will be the focus of talks between Brazil and the U.S. in coming months, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz …

Penn State Debuts Online Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Degree
August 30, 2013 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Pennsylvania State University)  Interest in renewable energy is growing worldwide and so are jobs in this field, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s green economy occupations database. Penn State, which is ranked first among universities engaged …

First Carbon, Second Harvest
August 30, 2013 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … When you first harvest a forest or other biomass, you take all that carbon that’s been sequestered — if you use the “first cut” for energy or fuels, that carbon …

SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel Produces 20 Millionth Gallon of Fuel, Teams Up With University of Oregon
August 30, 2013 – 10:40 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel)  -SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer in the Pacific Northwest, announces the production of its 20 millionth gallon of clean-burning, locally produced fuel, a milestone in the company’s 8 years …

Terreno Looks to Dominican Biofuels with MoU
August 30, 2013 – 10:39 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Canadian mining exploration and development business Terreno Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding to purchase biofuels concern Dominican Renewables.
The deal is said to be worth around $2.5 million (€1.8 million) and would …

Designer Sugarcane, Not Switchgrass, Being Retooled to Produce Biofuels
August 30, 2013 – 9:56 am | No Comment

by Rod Santa Ana (AgriLife)  Second-generation bioenergy plants could be released in two years
…“Unlike corn, or even switchgrass, sugarcane is unique in that it can be crossed with different species, including sorghum, to create new plant …

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Scientists Look to Nature to Develop Biofuel Catalysts
August 30, 2013 – 9:20 am | No Comment

(Argonne Leadership Computing Facility/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Scientists working at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility are looking to nature’s catalysts, enzymes, for inspiration in their quest to find a more effective means of converting biomass into …

More Efficient Production of Biofuels from Waste with the Help of Modified Yeasts
August 30, 2013 – 9:12 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  … Researchers from VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) who are associated with KU Leuven have developed yeast strains that produce bio-ethanol from waste with an unprecedented efficiency. As a result, they are well placed to …

Biofuel Crops: Food Security Must Come First
August 30, 2013 – 9:05 am | No Comment

by Ben Phalan (The Guardian)  Even so-called ‘good’ biofuels need safeguards to ensure that they don’t damage biodiversity or displace other crops
…Agricultural expansion and intensification are among the greatest of all threats to wild nature. …

RFS at a Crossroads
August 29, 2013 – 8:53 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel (Biodiesel Magazine/National Biodiesel Board)  …Our industry is exceeding its volume requirements and producing enough fuel to fill the vast majority of the advanced biofuel pool. We are an EPA-designated advanced biofuel that’s …

2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo January 20-23 San Diego, CA
August 29, 2013 – 8:40 pm | No Comment
2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo   January 20-23   San Diego, CA

“Strong” is the one-word theme of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, to be held Jan. 20-23 in San Diego.
“We’re stronger than ever as a fuel, we’re standing strong in the face of challenges, …

ASTM Efforts Provide Backbone for OEM Biodiesel Support
August 29, 2013 – 8:32 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Over the past two years, both with biodiesel production exceeding 1 billion gallons, problems from the field have been no more than those of conventional petrodiesel alone—maybe even less. All the …

Study Shows Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity in Germany’s Fuel
August 29, 2013 – 8:26 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most important raw material source for the production of biodiesel in Germany, followed by palm oil with 25 percent, and …

Loyola University Chicago Upgrades Biodiesel Lab
August 29, 2013 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Loyola University Chicago is expanding its biodiesel laboratory with much-needed additional space, and a new processor and analytical instrumentation. Lab manager Zach Waickman says Loyola built the school’s biodiesel program …

Biodiesel’s Quality Evolution
August 29, 2013 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Biodiesel emerged on the U.S. alternative fuels radar in the early 1990s, and for the next decade it slowly gained recognition as a real-world, here-and-now replacement for diesel fuel before …

Algae Biomass Summit Adds Young Innovators Lounge
August 29, 2013 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the addition of a Young Innovators Lounge to this year’s Summit, taking place September 30–October 3, in Orlando, Florida. Specifically aimed at connecting young ABO …

Improving Access to Capital Markets
August 29, 2013 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Joe Leo (Biodiesel Magazine/BrownWinick Law Firm)  Let’s be honest, despite the fact that the biodiesel industry is experiencing arguably its most successful year, it is still difficult for biodiesel producers to raise capital in …

New Bioprospecting Activity: Students Can Collect and Share Data with GLBRC Scientists
August 29, 2013 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Bioprospecting for Cellulose-Degrading Microbes: Filter Paper Assay Method
Students collect samples that they predict will contain communities of cellulose-degrading microbes and test for the ability of microrganisms in their samples to …

Growing Energy the Holistic Way
August 29, 2013 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin Foundation)  Lady beetles and energy to power your car or your lights may not seem as if they belong in the same sentence until you visit Professor Claudio Gratton, an entomologist working …

Professional Development Provider Institute
August 29, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(Biological Sciences Curriculum Study)  The Professional Development (PD) Provider Institute is a 4-day experience designed to support you as a PD provider by deepening your knowledge, increasing your confidence, and enhancing your abilities to support …

Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar September 10, 2013 Omaha, NE
August 29, 2013 – 5:50 pm | No Comment
Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar    September 10, 2013    Omaha, NE

The Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar at the 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Omaha will offer a comprehensive discussion on the impending opportunities and questions surrounding the use of corn residue from farms in America’s …

California Energy Commission Seeks Proposals for Centers for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology
August 29, 2013 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Tom Saidak (BioInvest Digest)  In California, the California Energy Commission is asking for proposals to either develop or expand three new centers for both alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology.  READ MORE
 
Excerpt from the Centers for Alternative …

Gevo Opens Biorefinery for Fully Renewable Paraxylene
August 29, 2013 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  What does the Gevo complex in Texas mean for jet fuel, for renewable clear plastic bottles…and for the Gevo investor?   In Texas, Gevo held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its …

GOP May Attach Ethanol Mandate Reform to Debt Ceiling Package
August 29, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor may attach legislation to reform the ethanol mandate to a debt ceiling package, the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) reports.
…“The Majority Leader listed a …

Farmers Cooperative Fuel Pumps Near Completion
August 29, 2013 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(Creston News)  The first E85 gasoline pump in Creston is opening as early as Tuesday at the Farmer’s Cooperative fuel pumps on 304 N. Osage St. … The pumps will also have 87 E10, E15, E30 …

US RINs Prices Continue Slump Despite Looming Blend Wall
August 29, 2013 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  US RINs prices continued to slide Wednesday, reflecting a widespread morning market selloff and despite a later bounce after US gasoline stocks data was released.
All current-year RINs assessments fell for the sixth time in …

Cheap Corn Deters Buyers in U.S. Sugar-for-Ethanol Program
August 29, 2013 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Alan Bjerga and Marvin G. Perez  (Bloomberg)  A glut of corn has damped interest by biofuel makers in a U.S. government program to sell surplus sugar for ethanol, potentially decreasing its effectiveness in propping …

RFA Letter Urges EPA to Deny Big Oil’s Contrived RFS Waiver Petition
August 29, 2013 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In a letter sent today (August 28, 2013) to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged EPA to reject the petition for a partial waiver of …

Corn Growers Place Policy Priorities On Legislators’ Desks
August 29, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Janell Baum (Farm Futures)  National Corn Growers President Pam Johnson says NCGA membership ready to move forward on the farm bill; reinforces stance on Renewable Fuel Standard
It’s a common refrain at the 2013 Farm …

Agreement Set to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana
August 29, 2013 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company Smart Oil 2, has signed a license and services agreement with Quinvita, a developer of …

Republic of Indonesia to Cut Oil Import, Promote Use of Biofuels
August 29, 2013 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Antara News)  “Right now, we need an immediate solution to the current account deficit. The government will overcome the deficit by reducing imports, particularly fuel oils,” Chief Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa said.
Indonesia is taking steps …

UNAM Researchers Constructed Pilot Plant for Biodiesel Production
August 29, 2013 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(La Prensa)   UNAM researchers are in the process of design and construction of a pilot plant for the production of quality biodiesel, edible oil from waste collected from restaurants and hotels of the Federal District, …

Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit November 12-13, 2013 Tel Aviv, Israel
August 29, 2013 – 12:25 pm | No Comment
Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit   November 12-13, 2013   Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel has the world’s most ambitious target to change its transportation system – replacing 60% of its oil consumption with new technologies by 2025.  It is a bold goal, and one with profound implications for …

California, Federal Methods to Push Renewable-Fuel Use Stir Conflict
August 29, 2013 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  It’s even possible that conflicting state and federal policies on renewable fuels, both aimed at reducing global warming, could actually make things worse, some scientists say.
 
California and the federal …

Biodiesel Refinery — in a Box
August 29, 2013 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Shipping container with a portable unit is on display at the fair.
One of the more unusual farm implements at the Minnesota State Fair is a big metal box with no …

Biodiesel Plant Reaches Capacity in US
August 29, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Diamond Green Biodiesel, a joint venture between Valero Energy and Darling International, has reached capacity during its start-up phase.
The plant, based next to Valero’s St Charles refinery in Louisiana, began operations in June …

Advanced Biofuels Passes 1 Billion Gallons in Capacity: E2 Study
August 29, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Advanced biofuels capacity for 2013 is 1 billion gallons gasoline equivalent. Capacity for 2015 is between 1.4 and 1.6 billion gallons gasoline equivalent.  160 commercial scale facilities planned, under construction, …

SGB Germination, Direct Seeding Drive Improved Jatropha Economics
August 28, 2013 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(SG Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Energy crop company SGB Inc. (SG Biofuels) announced it has achieved consistent germination rates of more than 95 percent with its top-performing JMax jatropha hybrids in a range of high-stress growing conditions. …

Green Fuels Urges UK Restaurateurs to Consider Making Biodiesel
August 28, 2013 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(Green Fuels Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  As U.K. diesel prices sit at around £1.40 a liter, it continues to make biodiesel at around 30p a liter a very attractive alternative, not to mention the benefits to the …

New Case Study Shows Rapid Growth of Biodiesel Industry in Calif.
August 28, 2013 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Defense Fund/Biodiesel Magazine)  A case study released today from Environmental Defense Fund and E2 examines the benefits of biodiesel, profiling six companies in California helping to revolutionize the industry. Growing production in the state shows California companies have started …

Cool Planet for Biogasoline
August 28, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets and Fuels)  Vehicle in Ventura ‘Brings Us One Step Closer to Commercializing’
Camarillo, Calif.-based Cool Planet is talking up the successful trial of its biomass-derived synthetic gasoline with the Ventura County Parks …

SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators
August 28, 2013 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(MarketWired/Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. Its SD Tech Fund™ is open for applications from August 28th to October 16th, 2013.
“Cleantech is the …

Report: Southwest Ontario Can Support Biomass-to-Sugar Plant
August 28, 2013 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Ontario Federation of Agriculture recently announced that a value chain consortium has presented a final report to local corn producers, showing that it is commercially viable to establish …

Moves to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol March Ahead
August 28, 2013 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News)  Soon after hearing about Big Oil’s numerous challenges to the Renewable Fuel Standard, attendees of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop this summer, heard from producers forging ahead to commercialize cellulosic …

GRAY: Critics Driving Spurious Campaign against Ethanol
August 28, 2013 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray  (The Washington Times)  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  A media campaign is underway to malign a cleaner, cheaper challenger to gasoline’s virtual monopoly on transportation fuel. If it succeeds, this campaign will deprive American drivers of …

City Runs into Problems during Test Burn of MFA Biofuel
August 28, 2013 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

by Jacob Barker (Columbia Daily Tribune)  A giant grass grown through a federal program with MFA Oil didn’t work out too well as a biofuel at Columbia’s municipal power plant.
A report sent to the Columbia …

Court Green Lights Changes to Proposed Ethanol Plant
August 28, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Allyson Horn  (ABC)  The Planning and Environment Court has accepted changes made to a proposal to build an ethanol processing plant in north Queensland. Austcane is planning to process one million tonnes of sugarcane each …

Famers Left in the Lurch over Mallee Tree Plantations
August 28, 2013 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Kathryn Diss (ABC)  “I was led to believe that after about five years when these mallee trees matured, that we would be able to move forward with this and there would be a facility in …

Canadian Scientists Unravel Camelina Biofuel Genome
August 28, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(UPI)  Saskatchewan scientists have sequenced the camelina sativa genome.
Saskatchewan scientists say they have sequenced the camelina sativa genome, an important step in the development of sustainable biofuels.
The genome sequencing discovery was announced by scientists from …

UK to Request Extradition of Biofuel Company’s Chairman
August 28, 2013 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Simon Lewis  (Cambodia Daily)   The U.K.’s fraud office plans to request the extradition of a British national currently detained in Cambodia, after it brought charges against four people for their part in a $36 …

Wholesale E85 Price Listing
August 28, 2013 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The IRFA posts Thursday wholesale E85 prices every Friday.  The prices below are for wholesale use, and therefore restricted to wholesale fuel distributors and retailers, not end users.
The intent of IRFA’s …

Growth Energy Launches “You’re No Dummy” Pro-Ethanol Blitz
August 28, 2013 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ethanol industry advocacy group Growth Energy has launched an advertising campaign called “You’re No Dummy” in an effort to help Americans better understand that the oil industry is …

Smarter Food: Does Big Farming Mean Bad Farming?
August 28, 2013 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Jane Black (The Washington Post)  In high summer, fields of wildflowers bloom at Tony Thompson’s Minnesota farm: gray-headed coneflowers, phlox and white prairie clover. Those plants are designed to do more than just beautify. …

Injection of Fracking Fluids Linked to Ohio Earthquakes
August 27, 2013 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University)  …So let’s take a look at specific regulations which were designed to protect the public from injection wells used to dispose of fracking wastes … but because they weren’t comprehensive, …

Researchers Revise ‘Overestimated’ Biofuels Subsidies
August 27, 2013 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Experts, who estimated that the biofuels industry received the equivalent of a €10-billion “Cyprus bailout” in public support in 2011, have shaved the figure by a fifth.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an …

Farm Bureau: RFS Bendable, Just Don’t Break It
August 27, 2013 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Farm Bureau officials are making the case that the Renewable Fuels Standard has some flexibility… but just don’t break it. In this story on its newsline, American Farm Bureau energy economist Matt …

Difficult but Important Conversation at a Craft Fair
August 27, 2013 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Talking to someone that has negative views about the ethanol industry isn’t always easy. But if the conversation stays respectful it’s possible for both parties to come away with …

Ethanol-Free Fuel Will Cost More, May Be Scarce
August 27, 2013 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Richard Piersol   (Lincoln Journal-Star)  Demand for renewable credits helps change market
Prices of premium and regular grades of gasoline without ethanol are likely to rise in Nebraska and Iowa, and those fuels may become harder …

Patented Bacteria Capable of Producing Biodiesel More Efficiently and Cleanly than Current
August 27, 2013 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(University of Seville)  The invention, jointly owned by the University of Seville and Cordoba University, identifies in a mill gender microbial strain that produces biodiesel Terribacillus cleanly, with higher performance and lower production cost than …

Refiners, Ethanol, and You. Time to Worry?
August 27, 2013 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Maxxwell A.R. Chatsko  (Motley Fool)  To blend or not to blend? That is the question refiners will need to answer in 2014 as they cope with falling gasoline demand and strict ethanol blending mandates …

Corporate Cleantech Venture Day November 20, 2013 Lahti, Finland
August 27, 2013 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Corporate Cleantech Venture Day   November 20, 2013  Lahti, Finland

Cleantech Venture Day has become the meeting place for cleantech companies looking for investors. We will expand this concept to include the industrials with our first Corporate Cleantech Venture Day. The event highlights the demands …

Ethiopia: Nation Blends Ethanol With Benzene, Saves U.S. $7.6 Million
August 27, 2013 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Nesru Jemal (All Africa)  Over 8.6 million liters of ethanol has been blended with benzene and supplied to local market over the concluded fiscal year, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said.
According to Bizuneh Tolcha, public …

Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana : Guyana on Path to Agro Fuel Revolution – as President Commissions Bioethanol Demonstration Plant G
August 27, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders.com)  Guyana’s first ever bioethanol demonstration plant was commissioned today at what was regarded the start of an agro fuel revolution in a country that is leaning aggressively towards a renewable energy pathway.
The plant located …

Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell
August 27, 2013 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Paul Tullis (The New York Times)  …But big drawbacks have prevented the wholesale adoption of trash-to-gas technology in the United States: incineration is polluting, and the capital costs of new plants are enormous. Gasification …

The Biodiesel Explosion
August 27, 2013 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Scott Clevenger  (Biofuels Digest/FuelQuest) … Thanks to a strong Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), the reinstatement of the $1/gallon biodiesel blender tax credit, and the State of Iowa’s record breaking production records, national biodiesel output is …

Biofuels, Whiskey and Me
August 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In China, Dr. Martin Tangney recently appeared at the TEDxWanChai meet-up in Hong Kong, with a talk entitled “Biofuels, Whiskey and me”.
It reflects on Tangney’s experience of establishing the UK’s first …

How to Sell Renewable Jet Fuel to Airlines
August 27, 2013 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Dr. Bruno Miller and John Heimlich  (CAAFI/Biofuels Digest)  … CAAFI has unveiled its Guidance for Selling Alternative Fuels to Airlines to serve as a roadmap for potential producers and other supply-chain participants contemplating purchase agreements with airlines …

Algae Cultivation System Developed at NAA Test Center
August 27, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that a new commercial algae production cultivation system has been developed at the NAA Test Center in The Woodlands, Texas. The new Algae Growth Cell …

NSF Accepting Grant Applications under BBBE Program
August 26, 2013 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Science Foundation recently opened a new funding opportunity under its Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering program. According to the grant notice, the program supports fundamental engineering research …

Poet Plants Donate to Fly Iowa 2013 Airshow
August 26, 2013 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

(Poet/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet Biorefining plants in Gowrie and Coon Rapids, Iowa have donated $1,000 each to support the Fly Iowa 2013 Airshow, which will feature the ethanol-powered Vanguard Squadron.
…The Vanguard Squadron flies a four-plane …

Annual EU Report Projects Increased Ethanol Production
August 26, 2013 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agriculture Information Network, reporting that approximately 20 percent of transportation biofuel used …

Ditch Ethanol Mandates. Try a Carbon Tax.
August 26, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Editorial Board (The Washington Post) Washington is seeing a great fight between two extremely powerful lobbies, Big Ethanol and Big Oil. Neither should win.

Ethanol backers are right that it’s firmly in the nation’s interest to …

Obama’s Ethanol Mandate Causes Fuel Prices to Soar
August 26, 2013 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Senator Jim Inhofe (The Edmond Sun)  … The worst impact of RFS on the consumer is beginning to be seen at the grocery store. As demand for corn increases because of the government-subsidized ethanol market, …

When Energy Dreams Fall Short
August 26, 2013 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  …Part of the problem for any upstart technology comes from the vast scale and long lifespans of the nation’s energy systems. Even moderately successful technologies such as wind, solar power and …

Columnist Shenk Omitted a Host of Benefits from Using Ethanol in Gasoline: PennLive letters
August 26, 2013 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Patriot News/Renewable Fuels Association)  I am writing in response to Jerry Shenk’s column, “Federal government’s ethanol mandate hoses you at the gas pump.”
Mr. Shenk claimed, “adding ethanol to fuel is meant to …

Fire Stations Work toward Better Training for Ethanol Fires
August 26, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Matt Groves (WREX)  … Fire departments from across the region trained in Kirkland Saturday afternoon for ethanol fires. Cars doused in ethanol were set fire to, then firefighters worked to put them out.

“Utilizing the correct …

Michael Bennet, United States Senator for Colorado, Visits Gevo, Advocates for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
August 26, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Gevo)  United States Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado toured and met with Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO) today to discuss the importance of renewable fuels and chemicals for Colorado and the U.S. economy.
Senator Bennet met with …

The Ethanol Mandate and the Interests of Consumers
August 26, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (The Wall Street Journal) Letter to Editor: Cellulosic ethanol’s time is just beginning. It will lower gasoline prices and extend the supply.
Your editorial “Put A Corn Cob in Your Tank” (Aug. 17) calls cellulosic ethanol …

Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Alcohol for Fuel and the Current Prosperity
August 26, 2013 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig (Ohio State University/FarmDocDaily) … Corn processed into alcohol for fuel was not a factor in the 1970 period of farm prosperity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) data series on …

Turning Grass into Gas
August 26, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Barcott  (OnEarth.org)  Imagine a future in which airliners run on cornstalks and Navy ships ply the oceans on tanks of switchgrass. That day may at last be inching closer.
The promise of cellulosic biofuels …