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Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona
May 23, 2017 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will let gas stations …

Smoking Gun Found in Biofuels’ Billion Dollar Baby Brawl?
April 3, 2017 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  But almost nothing about the Billion Dollar Baby Brawl has been standard fare as Aemetis, Edeniq, a string of investors and more lawyers than you can easily chain to …

Student Scientist Uses Algae to Filter out Lead Contaminated Water
February 5, 2017 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

A senior at Tucson, Arizona’s Immaculate Heart High School, Amanda Minke’s goal is to find ways to create clean lead-free water for small rural communities around the world. For the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition …

NexSteppe Is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100
January 24, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose …

Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding The Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy
January 17, 2017 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Frances White (Renewable Energy World/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight’s natural hues. …

NexSteppe Malibu Sweet Sorghum and Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum Approved for Commercial Sale in South Africa
December 15, 2016 – 8:42 pm | No Comment

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today that the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has approved four NexSteppe sorghum hybrids …

Gevo Enters On-Road Automobile Gasoline Market in Houston
November 14, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Expands on Previously Announced Partnership with Musket Corporation  —  Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that gasoline blended with its isobutanol and marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. …

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road
October 19, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at …

Havasu Gas Station Introduces New Biofuel
October 13, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Brandon Messick (Today’s News-Herald)  A Lake Havasu City gas station may be the first in the nation to offer a new form of ethanol-free biofuel.

Campbell Cove 1-Stop is now offering isobutanol – a corn-derived …

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona
October 13, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui
October 7, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae
July 17, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon …

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal
June 17, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced that it partnered with Musket …

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign
June 16, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is …

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment
June 10, 2016 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

(Sorghum Checkoff/Biomass Magazine)   The Sorghum Checkoff recently announced a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program field day at the University of Arizona’s Maricopa Agricultural Center in …

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment
June 3, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by  Jennifer Blackburn (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/MyPlainView.com) The Sorghum Checkoff announced Thursday a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program field day at the University of …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS
May 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the …

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D
May 17, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, …

Efficient Utilization of Volatile Waste Nutrients
May 4, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Everett Eustance, Joshua T. Wray, Shahrzad Badvipour and Milton R Sommerfeld (Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University/Algae Industry Magazine)  Algaculture, or algae farming, like any form of agriculture, is highly …

Science Teacher Plans First Coast-to-Coast Biofuel Flight
March 23, 2016 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Megan Elliott (Flying Magazine)  First transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. — High-school science teacher Ross McCurdy is planning the first transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. …

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project
March 3, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Arizona Charter Academy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will …

Fuel of the Future
February 24, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  UD scientist’s research shows promise in creating sustainable algae-based biofuels  —  At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce …

Sups Seek to Clarify New Biofuel Plant Rules
February 3, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  New definitions and regulations for the construction of biofuel production plants were approved by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday, but members asked for the ordinance to be clarified …

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant
January 26, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to …

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
January 11, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders. They are also superb educators …

University of Delaware Researchers Develop Algae Biofuels
December 28, 2015 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware/Biomass Magazine)   … At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere.

Many …

Immersive Algae Education Programs Growing in Popularity
December 21, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students of algal research, including it’s various applications and business models, have increasing opportunities to get quickly up to speed in many aspects of the rapidly developing, somewhat confounding, algae industry. New …

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power
October 28, 2015 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.  —  … It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that runs on solar power during …

County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research
October 26, 2015 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma is prompting the county to consider amending its zoning ordinance to allow for increased activity …

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm
September 24, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most interesting microorganisms on the planet,” …

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program
August 21, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae.

According to the …

State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs
August 10, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. … Whether through open ponds, raceways or closed photobioreactors (PBR), growing algae is both …

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants
August 5, 2015 – 9:28 am | No Comment

TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects uniquely integrate agriculture, information technology, and engineering communities to design …

What’s up with Algae Now?
July 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project …

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae
July 10, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon …

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop
June 25, 2015 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts
to bring products to market  —  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department …

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops
June 19, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture

In Washington, ARPA-E announced awards totaling $30 million for projects seeking to accelerate the development of …

Local Elementary, High School Students Exhibit Algae Projects at Arizona State University
April 27, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Arizona State University)  Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus hosted the Night of the Open Door on Feb. 20, an occasion to highlight clubs and organizations that dedicate themselves to science. The Arizona Center for Algae …

Rubber Security
March 31, 2015 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars — what about the petroleum in the tires?  Rubber security, as it turns out, offers …

Revolutionary Road (Materials)
March 26, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The cost of replacing crumbling roads will tumble, with the introduction of an Arizona Chemical additive that enables more low-cost recycled asphalt to be used.   Could a biobased $100 billion …

Reimagine Phoenix: Transforming Trash into Resources–RFP–Deadline April 14, 2015
March 23, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(City of Phoenix)  The city of Phoenix is issuing a Call for Innovators (CFI) and a Request for Proposals (RFP) for entrepreneurs and innovators with market-ready and emerging technologies or manufacturing processes that transform trash …

Green Expectations
March 10, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with a natural-gas-fired power plant.

By harnessing CO2, sunlight, saltwater and algae, Algenol’s technology takes only 25 …

Biofuel Industry Criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS Bill
February 27, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015. The bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake, …

Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate
February 27, 2015 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA))  U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to repeal a law that drives up the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries.

The Toomey-Feinstein Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions
February 16, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate. But when it comes to brutal environments, this seaside shrub is no pushover.  Seashore Mallow …

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project
February 11, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School

Thanks to …

Message to the Masses
December 11, 2014 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch screen computers, educational displays, movies and more, to educate visitors about ethanol and other biofuels.

Curt …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale
October 2, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae a commercial crop for feed, fuel and pharma, soon?

This week at the Algae Biomass Summit, …

ABB, Renewable Algal Energy Collaborate to Commercialize Algae Production for Renewable Fuels, Nutraceuticals
August 4, 2014 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(ABB, Renewable Algal Energy)  ABB technology for control and efficiency of algae harvesting and conversion process; algae used for nutritional supplements, animal feed and fuel

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it …

Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye
July 25, 2014 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Gardner (Purdue University)  … Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to …

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014
July 21, 2014 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae industry’s exciting growth that is creating new jobs, new sources of domestic fuels, food, feed …

Heliae Expands Global Footprint With First Joint Venture in Japan
July 1, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Heliae/MarketWired/Digital Journal)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced a partnership with Japan-based Sincere Corporation, a waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a …

US Navy Supports ASU’s Development of Algae-Based Biofuels
May 29, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Mason  (Arizon State University Light Works)  The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, …

Schott, Heliae, Arizona State University Partner to Showcase Algae Technology
February 18, 2014 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Heliae/Biodiesel Magazine) Schott North America, Heliae and Arizona State University announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, Schott, a global leader in glass innovation, financed a Helix photobioreactor …

Firefighters Turned Chemists: Rio Rico Fire Leading Charge on Biodiese
February 18, 2014 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Rikki Mitchell (KGUN 9 News)  … “There’s a lot of technical processes to go through and there’s a few of us that know how to do it,” said Patrick McCarthy, public information officer for Rio Rico Fire.

The …

Students and Companies Worldwide Invited to Join Open-Source Embry-Riddle Project to Develop Renewable Jet Fuel
February 6, 2014 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Senior students at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona are taking part in an open-source project to develop jet biofuel. The ‘CapStone’ project is also inviting the participation of students and academics …

Students and Companies Worldwide Invited to Join Open-Source Embry-Riddle Project to Develop Renewable Jet Fuel
February 6, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Senior students at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona are taking part in an open-source project to develop jet biofuel. The ‘CapStone’ project is also inviting the participation of students and academics …

Yulex Corporation Opens Guayule Seed & Genetics Center
January 21, 2014 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

(Yulex/Reuters)  Yulex Corporation, an agricultural biomaterials company, today announced the opening of a Seed & Genetics Center focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of …

Gilbert Company Grows Algae with Hope of Profiting from Its Many Uses
January 6, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Randazzo  (The Republic/AZCentral.com)  Inside a greenhouse operated by Heliae Development, paddle wheels tranquilly push along green-tinted water in a large, oval raceway, gently churning the water and ushering it through a continuous loop …

Groundbreaking Algae Research Continues at Pecos: AgriLife Research Shares $8 Million Grant
December 6, 2013 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Steve Byrns (AgriLife Today)  Pecos is usually egg-frying hot, bone dry and much of the groundwater is brackish, but Texas A&M AgriLife Research personnel know the area is prime real estate for conducting algae research, …

‘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 …

Congressional Algae Caucus Launched!
October 25, 2013 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Reps. Scott Peters and Matt Salmon as New Chairs of the Congressional Algae Caucus.  Bi-partisan group focused on increasing awareness of the potential of algae industry to create …

Industrial Biobased Ventures Raise $364M in Q3 2013; 5-Minute Guide to the Bioinvesting Landscape
October 23, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobased investing continues surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and the scoop in our 5-Minute Guide.

In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised …

DOE Awards University of Arizona-Led Team $8M for Biofuel
October 3, 2013 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the Department of Energy …

Algenol: Renewable Fuel at 75 Cents below Current Market, as Soon as 2014
October 2, 2013 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Florida, Algenol CEO Paul Woods announced at the Algae Biomass Summit that the company has switched reactor system and has reached a peak production of 10,400 gallons per acre …

Heliae Starts Up Next-Generation Commercial Algae Facility
October 1, 2013 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced that it has begun operations at its first commercial facility in Gilbert, Arizona. Utilizing the company’s flexible VolarisTMplatform, the …

Running Late, 4FRI Plan Gets New Steward
September 16, 2013 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Raquel Hendrickson (Bugle/Verde Independent)  … The unprecedented project intends to treat and restore ponderosa pine forests in the Coconino, Kaibab, Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests in Arizona. Now, the massive stewardship contract has been transferred …

Algae Illustrated–ABO’s New Industry Project Book
August 2, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The algae industry is moving faster than many people suspect. To help demonstrate how far along so many of ABO’s members are we  recently created the Algae Industry Project Book, an illustrated guide …

Fast Swimmers: 10 Algae Technologies, Where Are They in the Race for the Summit?
July 23, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Summer of Algae has passed, but dozens of companies have remained hot in pursuit of a solution for fuels, feed, nutraceuticals, fragrances, flavorings and tailored renewable oils.

Their technologies? Closed …

Zero Mix Thirty: Heliae Debuts Volaris, for Algae at Scale
April 24, 2013 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heliae emerges from stealth with Volaris — its next-gen algae platform — “This technology will unlock the industry,” the company says.

…Volaris is the result of five years of targeted innovation, …

National Algae Testbed Kicks off at Arizona State University
April 23, 2013 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus April 15-18 for their national kickoff meetings to discuss strategies for advancing research and …

Kinder Morgan to Blend Biodiesel in Las Vegas, Phoenix in Early Q2
April 23, 2013 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Beth Evans (Platts)  Kinder Morgan expects to begin biodiesel blending at its terminals in Las Vegas and Phoenix “in the early part of the second quarter,” the company said Wednesday.

Recently completed modifications at those …

Industry Reacts to RFS Reform Act Introduced in House
April 11, 2013 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry reacted swiftly to the so-called RFS Reform Act, legislation introduced April 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives, which they said would gut the renewable fuel …

A Crash of Algae, Bioterrorism and the Future of Biofuels
April 9, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You’ve probably seen it, in some way, for years — a local pond seems suddenly crowded with algae — or there’s news of a “red tide” blooming at sea — …

As Brazil Ramps up Sugarcane Production, Georgescu and Colleagues Foresee Regional Climate Effects
March 12, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University)  Conversion of large swaths of Brazilian land for sugar plantations will help the country meet its needs for producing cane-derived ethanol but it also could lead to important regional climate …

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production
December 17, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help …

After the Election: Biofuels and the Next Four Years
November 8, 2012 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (BIO/Biofuels Digest)  For the advanced biofuels industry, the 2012 election turned on Senate races.

…The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has jurisdiction over the RFS.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will remain Chairwoman, but …

A.I.M. Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon
October 30, 2012 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae is the 9th startup for CEO Dan Simon, and the company is finally at his favorite stage. “We are completing our charge through the Valley of Death,” he …

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld
October 29, 2012 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Big algae news in the state of Arizona is the $15 million award by the Department of Energy to Arizona State University to establish a national algae science and …

Biofuels Research Project Aims To Study Sustainable Development
October 26, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Nino Marchetti (EarthTechling)  One of the major issues facing those growing biofuel crops are finding suitable locations where they can be grown sustainably, avoiding competition with food crops for land resources. A new renewable energy research project being …

Arizona State University Lands $15M DOE Grant for Algae Test Bed Project
September 13, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Patrick O’Grady  (Phoenix Business Journal)  Arizona State University will lead a consortium of public and private groups on a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will examine test beds for algae research.

The grant, …

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity
July 19, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects

A California company has come up with a compelling twist on farmland investing for private clients and institutional investors focusing on real assets. …

Myth Busting – Republicans and Algae
July 19, 2012 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …When you get past the heated rhetoric of a presidential campaign and the demands of a 24-7 news cycle, support for algae is stronger than you might think. …

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

(CSP Daily News)  Would eliminate EPA mandates for use of biofuels that do not yet exist

Representative Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has introduced the Phantom Fuel Reform Act (H.R. 6047) to reform an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

OriginOil and Algasol Renewables to Develop an Integrated Algae Growth and Harvesting System
May 4, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Origin Oil)  Algasol, collaborating with NASA and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, will bundle its offering with OriginOil’s Algae Appliance™

OriginOil, Inc., developer of breakthrough technology to convert algae into renewable crude oil, and Algasol Renewables, a technology …

Advanced Algae Heads for Asia: Indonesia Food Giant Invests in Heliae
May 4, 2012 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Heliae announced a capital raise of  $15 million in funding from international conglomerate Salim Group’s agribusiness company, PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Agri Investments.

This …

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain
March 23, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(OPISNet.com)  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale terminals supplying only conventional clear gasoline for truck loadings has trimmed down to just nine …

Facility’s Expansion Puts AZ at Top of Algae Research
February 29, 2012 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Connor Radnovich (Cronkite News Service/Tucson Sentinel)   State’s sunshine aids in growth of biofuel source

A five–fold expansion of the algae lab at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus will help move Arizona to the forefront of algae–based …

REV Biodiesel Concludes Used Fryer Oil Drive from Holiday Months
February 1, 2012 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Gilbert, Ariz.-based biodiesel producer REV Biodiesel generated more than 10,800 pounds (more than 1,000 gallons) of used cooking oil from kitchens throughout Arizona’s East Valley over the span of its …

Bills Aim to Help Establish Arizona as Algae-Farming Center
January 25, 2012 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Testa (Cronkite News)   Anticipating a day when Arizona becomes a leader in producing algae for biofuel, a Tucson lawmaker is pushing to have algae farms and related facilities defined — and taxed …

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division
January 20, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the production of Clean Energy & Power.

The company has entered negotiations for the purchase of multiple …

Hitting a New Stride: The Biorefining Sector Is Poised for Commercial Scale-Up as Funding Strategies Mature and Production Capacity Grows
December 10, 2011 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The biorefining sector reached an important new milestone this year with at least five companies undergoing successful initial public offerings (IPOs). As we move into the new year, members of …

The A.I.M. Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon
December 9, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz   (Algae Industry Magazine)  …“Our goal is to be a world leader in algae technology solutions. Together with the Town of Gilbert and the State of Arizona, we have the capabilities, the …

Sloud, Inc. Acquires SouthWest BioFuels
November 29, 2011 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Sloud, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired SouthWest BioFuels, Inc., a Tucson Arizona based, development stage company focused on the research and development of algae based bio fuels and related biomass products. The SouthWest BioFuels …

Crop of the Week: Sugar Cane
November 28, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Kurt Nolte(Yuma Sun/Yuma County Cooperative Extension)  • Sugar cane is an exploratory crop in Yuma County and, like sweet sorghum, is being researched for the production of biofuels in Arizona.

• Sugar cane is considered …

Area Employment: CAC Offering Free Job Training for Renewable Energy Fields
November 15, 2011 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Susan Randall (Maricopa Monitor)  Central Arizona College’s renewable energy technology program hopes to put 400 people to work — 140 of them in one of the fastest growing industries in Arizona.

The program, funded by …

University of Arizona Researchers Fine-Tune Crops for Biofuels
November 7, 2011 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

By Paul M. Ingram (Wick Communications Science/Green Valley News and Sun)   …Under ideal conditions, half the weight of the plants will be converted into liquid, turning 2 tons of vegetation into 1,000 gallons of …

Farming for Energy Starts to Gain Ground
October 28, 2011 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Sonya Kolesnikov-Jessop  (New York Times)  Pahang State in central Malaysia is about to becomehome to the world’s largest commercial farm project producing microalgae for biofuel.

The farm will start to take shape in the first quarter …

Heliae and SkyNRG Sign MOU to Bring Algae-Based Jet Fuel to Market
October 6, 2011 – 9:30 am | No Comment

(Enhanced Online News)  Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding to produce algae-based jet fuel for SkyNRG, an Amsterdam-based market-maker of renewable aviation fuel.

While both companies acknowledged that a …

Pinal Energy Explores Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Production
October 5, 2011 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pinal Energy LLC has constructed a pilot plant next to its 50 MMgy corn/milo ethanol plant in Maricopa, Ariz., to test sweet sorghum production processes. The project is a …

The A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre
August 15, 2011 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)   Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as …

Heliae and Azmark to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuels
June 27, 2011 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Heliae Development, LLC, an Arizona-based algae technology company, and Azmark Aero Systems, an Arizona-based designer and manufacturer of small gas turbine engines, have announced an agreement to develop and test algae …

Green and Lean: Secreting Bacteria Eliminate Cost Barriers for Renewable Biofuel Production
May 27, 2011 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Physorg.com)  A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing low-cost, renewable biofuels from bacteria. The team has reprogrammed photosynthetic microbes to secrete high-energy …

University of Arizona Researches Algae Growth Optimization
May 5, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Shelley Littin  (Algae Industry Magazine)  In a collaborative research effort between several departments, scientists and engineers at the University of Arizona are studying ways to optimize the environmental factors to control the rate at …

Intel CO2 & Algae Research Project: Zero Emissions Fab
May 5, 2011 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Intel’s Brad Biddle discusses what has been learned in the research project to determine if the carbon emissions from Intel’s chip factory produces an environment suited for algae growth. Biddle also discusses …

Heliae – Measuring Algae by the Barrel
May 4, 2011 – 8:34 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   …Heliae was formed about four years ago when the team met two professors at Arizona State University (ASU) who told them about a new process by which they could take …

How to Decrease Algae Culture “Crashes”
April 28, 2011 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Arizona State University through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is studying the factors involved in algal crop failure known as culture “crashes.” Grazing zooplankton are …

Scientists Aim to Improve Photosynthesis to Increase Food and Fuel Production
April 1, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(University of Glasgow)   Scientists from the University of Glasgow are working with international colleagues on a £5.4m collaboration to improve the process of photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis is the process whereby biological systems convert sunlight into food and …

Bioenergy Crops Could Lower Surface Temperatures, Stanford Researchers Say
March 18, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

(Stanford University News)  Concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on global warming have raised interest in more eco-friendly perennial grasses. A new study finds that large-scale cultivation of perennials could actually reduce regional surface …

Arizona State University’s Dr. Qiang Hu
March 15, 2011 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz   (Algae Industry Magazine)  …So we drive over to the Arizona State University Algae Farm, at the Polytechnic campus located in Mesa, AZ, and drop in on Dr. Qiang Hu at his …

Arizona Would Be Perfect Place to Farm Algae for Biofuel, Experts Say
February 18, 2011 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Tara Alatorre   (Cronkite News)  …Bruce Rittman, director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, said in a telephone interview that he thinks the technology needed to mass-produce …

Science Foundation Arizona and ASU Start Algae R&D Center
October 22, 2010 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) and Arizona State University (ASU) on have announced the creation of a world-class center dedicated to researching and bringing to fruition “green” technologies using algae. The announcement was made …

Arizona Set to Become Center for Algae-Based, Biofuel Industry
August 30, 2010 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by William Hermann (The Arizona Republic)  Arizonans have cleaned algae from cattle tanks, swimming pools and fish tanks for decades.

Now, Arizona researchers are developing algae as a promising 21st-century alternative fuel to power cars, trucks …

Algae-Powered Vehicles within Five Years
February 2, 2010 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

Alan Fischer (University of Arizona and Western Farm Press)  University of Arizona (UA) researchers believe the microscopic organism algae will be providing fuel to power vehicles within the next five years.

Joel Cuello, UA professor of …

Self-Destructing Bacteria Improve Renewable Biofuel Production
December 8, 2009 – 9:22 am | No Comment

(Science Daily)  An Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing lower-cost, renewable biofuels. The team has programmed a photosynthetic microbe to self-destruct, making the recovery of …