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More More RHD: REG Expanding Drop-In Diesel?
May 8, 2017 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Iowa we received news that Renewable Energy Group has agreed to acquire approximately 82 acres of land at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery from Lion Copolymer, for $20M. The goal? …

Couple Biodiesel Oil Crops Technology Provides More Oil per Acre, Advanced Biofuel Center Announces
April 3, 2017 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com)  … The Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) recently announced progress on its work with its mission “more Biodiesel oil per hectare” by developing two or more dedicated Biodiesel Crops in same acreage and that …

Climate Change: Biofuels ‘Could Limit Jet Contrails’
March 28, 2017 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Amos (BBC)  Some close-quarter flying has provided new insights into aircraft pollution.  —  US space agency-led scientists flew small, instrumented, chase planes directly in the exhaust plume of a big jet to measure the …

Camelina, Canola Show Promise as Cool-Season Crops
March 7, 2017 – 9:17 pm | No Comment

(The Crop Science Society of America/Biodiesel Magazine)  …  In California, growers usually choose warm-season crops: ones that grow from March to October. But extension agronomist Stephen Kaffka and his team at UC Davis, including project …

Montana State University Scientist Wins Grant to Improve Camelina Seed Qualities
January 20, 2017 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Montana State University/Biomass Magazine)  A Montana State University scientist has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to research ways to improve the usefulness of camelina, an ancient …

Switchcraft: Metabolix Bioconverts Itself into Yield10, Focuses on Crop Yields
January 9, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy with the news that Metabolix is changing its name to Yield10 Bioscience and will focus …

Sky’s the Limit on Navy’s Biofuel Focus
September 15, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Bill Loveless (USA Today)  U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has made alternative energy a top priority since taking office in 2009, but this week he took his commitment to new heights, literally.  The civilian …

Plant Scientists Study Interactions between GMOs and the Environment
July 19, 2016 – 9:42 pm | No Comment

(University of Connecticut)  … The research team is led by professor emerita Carol Auer and supported by a grant from the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grant Program, an initiative of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and …

Why Airbus Wants Slime from Green Algae to Fuel Its Planes
June 17, 2016 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Ben Rosen (Christian Science Monitor)  Algae grows faster and produces higher energy yields than other plants, but is much more expensive to turn into fuel than traditional petroleum byproducts.   —  …   Airbus researchers …

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm
June 8, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by David Bennett  (Delta Farm Press)  Surrounded by educational posters and a large dry board full of mathematical equations, Kevin Humphrey sits explaining how the biodiesel lab in adjacent rooms came to be.

“I’ve been here …

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir
May 20, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight …

Chance Finding Could Transform Plant Production: U of Guelph Study
May 19, 2016 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(NewsWise/University of Guelph)  An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland.

By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers doubled the plant’s …

Pennycress, a Common Weed in Missouri, Could Be the Next Big Thing in Biofuel Innovation
May 15, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Moffitt (St. Louis Public Radio)  … Toni Kutchan, Vice President for Research at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, said that sorghum, Camelina sativa and pennycress are non-agricultural crops that researchers are harvesting for oil …

Wassup, ARPA-E? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E’s AgroEnergy projects
May 6, 2016 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up at the DOE’s ARPA-E unit — the Advanced Research Projects Agency? Technology to Market advisor Krishna Doraiswamy answered the question in this update, given at the Biomass R&D …

Cessna 182 Crosses Country on Biofuel
May 4, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)  Ross McCurdy, a science teacher from Ponaganset High School in Glocester, Rhode Island, has flown to Santa Monica, California, and back in a 1980 diesel-powered Cessna 182 owned by a …

Biofuels Driving Emissions Cuts thru 2030, Says Lux: But Which Feedstocks?
April 27, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual scenario, with biofuels and natural …

Biofuel Plane Makes Stop in Walnut Ridge
April 19, 2016 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Seth Stephenson (WMCActionNews5.com) A Rhode Island science teacher made a stop in Walnut Ridge Sunday during his cross country flight using a Cessna powered by biofuel.  Ross McCurdy, the pilot, teaches science and alternative energy at …

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?
April 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order to expand in the US market on more favorable terms, with palm’s lowly status after …

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?
April 11, 2016 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not least with our March Madness webinar last week on “Renewable Diesel’s Boom”. Any doubts may …

KLM Launches New Series of Biofuel Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam
March 31, 2016 – 7:08 pm | One Comment

(Newswire.com)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The flights are marking yet another step in the right direction towards …

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: United to Launch 50% Jet Biofuels on LAX-SFO Route
March 10, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, United Airlines will be using jet biofuels produced by AltAir using Honeywell UOP technology on up to 150 flights a day out of Los Angeles, the Digest has …

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?
March 7, 2016 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. The list could get really long. For example, try …

SAS Takes off with Biofuel in the Tank
January 26, 2016 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(SAS)  SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL …

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP
October 30, 2015 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

8 Wonder Crops & Residues: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials’s Emerging Feedstock Primer
October 26, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials/Biofuels Digest)  Camelina sativa; Carinata; Pongamia; Macauba palm tree; Gliricidia sepium; Starchy wastewater; Industrial waste gases; Seed tobacco  READ MORE

Modular Biodiesel Processing Plants for Emerging Markets
September 26, 2015 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(70CentsAGallon.com)  Biodiesel production is growing around the world and emerging markets have the most to gain from this industry. Norway, Turkey, South Africa and Greece are a few areas of the world that have begun …

Biochemist Studies Oilseed Plants for Biofuel, Industrial Development
August 17, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Kansas State University)  A Kansas State University biochemistry professor has reached a milestone in building a better biofuel: producing high levels of lipids with modified properties in oil seeds.

Timothy Durrett, assistant professor of biochemistry and …

Growth Potential: Camelina Tested as Possible Fuel Source and Cash Crop.
August 5, 2015 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

(Energizing Arkansas)  A nonprofit is trying to grow camelina, which can be combined with vegetable oil to produce
an alternative fuel source, to encourage economic and biofuel development in DeWitt.

Tami Hornbeck made the best of it during a recent field day …

United Airlines Invests in Biofuels
July 28, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(SustainableBusiness.com)  A few years ago, we were hearing a lot about airlines testing and beginning to run on biofuels (combined with petroleum). With the latest announcements, are we ready for take off?

This summer, United Airlines begins …

Researchers Study Benefits of Double-Cropping Camelina, Soybeans
June 3, 2015 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

(The American Society of Agronomy/Biodiesel Magazine)  In the U.S., federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows …

EPA Opens Comment Period on Carinata Oil GHG Analysis
April 30, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is accepting comments on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributed to the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil feedstock for the use in …

EU Research Project on Underutilised Oil Crops Kicks off: COSMOS – Camelina & Crambe Oil crops as Sources for Medium-chain Oils for Specialty Oleochemicals
April 27, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Based News)  On 24-26 March 2015, the eighteen partners involved in the EU funded research project COSMOS held their kick-off meeting in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Led by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, this 4.5-year …

CARB Issues First-Of-Its-Kind LCFS Pathway for Sustainable Oils’ Patented Camelina
February 9, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Sustainable Oils, Inc.)  Sustainable Oils Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GCEH), has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of …

DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal
February 6, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) Programs …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner
October 15, 2014 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects …

Airlines Fly the Skies on a Sugar High
October 14, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Amy Yee (The New York Times)  The red-and-white Boeing 737 looked like any other plane on the tarmac at Orlando International Airport. But on a clear day last July, the plane became the first …

Japanese Initiative Launched to Develop Next-Generation Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Sector by 2020
August 11, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) Japan has become the latest country to launch a government-backed initiative to investigate the potential of developing a domestic sustainable aviation biofuel industry. Over 30 companies and organisations from the aerospace, fuel, engineering, finance …

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
July 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a very significant opportunity for emerging producers in the advanced biofuels industry. Demand for advanced biofuels …

Research Projects to Improve Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy Production: Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects in 10 States
July 18, 2014 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (July 17, 2014) announced the selection of 10 projects that are being awarded funding aimed at accelerating …

Bio-Fueling the Navy
July 2, 2014 – 10:24 am | No Comment

(BIOtechNOW)  …  However, it also takes real marketplace demand—often led by a few significant “early adopters”—to put a new technology to the real-world test. One very large early adopter, which also has a major presence …

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks
June 9, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here are 18 free reports that may dampen or re-ignite your enthusiasm.

…To bring you up to …

Fish Oil on GM Plant
April 15, 2014 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

By Moseti Wilfred M (Akgulian.com) An application has been made to the government to approve field trials to be conducted of genetically modified crop containing omega-3 fatty acids that are normally found in oily fish. If …

Springboard Biodiesel Donates Processor to Nonprofit Organization
April 2, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel has donated a BioPro 380 processing unit to the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming, a Torrance, Calif.-based nonprofit research organization. The BioPro 380 converts a wide variety of …

Camelina: New Sustainable Raw Material for Aviation and Second Generation Biofuels March 24-25, 2014 Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation
March 6, 2014 – 3:56 pm | No Comment
Camelina: New Sustainable Raw Material for Aviation and Second Generation Biofuels    March 24-25, 2014        Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation

This two-day conference will look at the prospects for the cultivation of camelina oil in Russia and Europe that can be used as a feedstock in the production of sustainable biodiesel and aviation bio-synthetic kerosene. …

Camelina Refinery Seeks to Jump-Start Jobs in Delta
March 6, 2014 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Green Guide Staff (InArkansas.com)   In the sleepy town of DeWitt, past a wooden sign labeled “ArcoFeed,” within the walls of a half-ruined filling station, there sits a metal box about the size of a …

Viji Sitther Wins Maryland Innovation Grant for Biofuel Research and Development
December 30, 2013 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(Morgan State)  Maryland may soon delve into a new way of sustainable biofuel production, thanks to the research of Morgan State Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Viji Sitther. Last month, Dr. Sitther received a $100,000 Maryland …

New Winter Crop, Mini-Biorefinery to Launch in DeWitt
October 29, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Fischer (Stuttgart Daily Leader)  DeWitt became the first Community of Innovation after city leaders saw the opportunity in developing a biofuel resource.

A new winter crop and the technology to turn it into biofuel …

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO Host Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture Tour
October 22, 2013 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)   On Oct. 10, Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour to exhibit the community-based biofuel production model that is developing on Hawaii Island—a model that …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First Commercial Biofuel Flight In Colombia
October 18, 2013 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(AviationPros.com/Honeywell)  One of the aircraft’s two engines was powered by a 30/70 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-derived jet fuel.

UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ …

Camelina Company Earns RSB Certification
October 17, 2013 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuels and biomaterials production, is pleased to announce that Camelina …

Energy as Easy as Waffles
September 26, 2013 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Long-term, there are numerous opportunities for developing the right kind of renewable feedstocks based on careful development of agricultural markets and gaining grower adoption. But anyone who has been through …

IATA Calls for Smarter Eastern European Aviation
September 16, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Eastern Europe to work with industry stakeholders to realise the benefits of aviation across the region.

“Aviation connectivity can play a key role in the economic …

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 …

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 …

LAN Celebrates Second-Generation Biofuel Flight
August 26, 2013 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Maryanne (Airline Fleet Management)  LAN as flown Columbia’s first flight using second-generation biofuel.  It operated an A320 between Bogota and Cali using fuel from a plant called (camelina)

LAN flew its first camelina biofuel flight …

Alberta Has Potential to Be Canada’s Biggest Biofuel Producer
August 20, 2013 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Dave Cooper (Edmonton Journal)  Alberta could lead the country toward replacing about half its necessary transportation fuel with non-petroleum products, says a global expert on biofuels, bioenergy and bioproducts.

“We now have ethanol from grain …

Biofuels on the Verge
August 15, 2013 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia) A photo tour of the biofuels industry

The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it expects only 6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels to contribute to the 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels mandated …

7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?
August 8, 2013 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass, jatropha, camelina, carinata, and arundo. Who’s doing what to bring these crops to scale — and who are the potential big winners?

… Just when you start feeling great …

The Top 10 Jet Biofuels Advances of the Year
July 26, 2013 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are the biggest pacts and advances, tests, investments and grants with the likes of Amyris, Total, Airbus, Solena Fuels, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, AltAir Fuels, the US Navy, Emerald Biofuels, Natures BioReserve and Fulcrum Biofuels, Virent, …

Ranch-Based Biodiesel Production Might Pay Off
May 7, 2013 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kathy Coatney (Beef Magazine/BeefProducer.com)  Small, automated units can make biodiesel from animal fat, waste oil and oilseed crops.

An Arkansas professor has been experimenting with a farm-sized biodiesel plant that can use animal fat, waste …

NASA Measures Effects of Biofuel on Jet Engines, Environment
April 26, 2013 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Brock Vergakis  (Associated Press/The Washington Post) NASA researchers said Thursday that test flights conducted in California have shown a commercial jet could fly safely with a blend of jet fuel that includes a plant oil.

Scientists …

The Carbon Fix? Think Carbon Suit. ZeaKal Raises $3.8M in Series A Financing
April 2, 2013 – 9:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Crop yield and oil content increases of up to 50% and 34% seen from ZeaKal’s HME technology.  Though in early days — what’s going on?

… A successful Series A is …

Biodiesel Growth Opportunities
March 23, 2013 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A sit-down with Dave Elsenbast, vice president of supply chain management for Renewable Energy Group Inc.  For more than 25 years, Dave Elsenbast has been a leader in agricultural business …

Camelina on the Move: Global Clean Energy Holdings Acquires Sustainable Oils
March 15, 2013 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Global Clean Energy Holdings announced that it has acquired Sustainable Oils, a leader in Camelina genetics and production. The acquisition includes 100% ownership interest of Sustainable Oils and the …

For Montana Biofuel, It’s Not Easy Being Green
March 12, 2013 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Tom Lutey (Billings Gazette)  When it was first promoted as a biofuel source perfect for the Montana plains, camelina looked to many like a weed. Seven tough years later, its persistence is being tested.

Acres planted …

NASA Begins Flight Research Campaign Using Alternate Jet Fuel
March 4, 2013 – 10:33 am | No Comment

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency’s DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude.

The …

EPA Issues Final Rule for Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways under the RFS Program
February 25, 2013 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to identify additional fuel pathways that the Agency has determined meet the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements for biomass-based diesel, …

Making Superfuels Affordable, via Biofuels: The JP-10 Story
February 25, 2013 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could a switch to biofuels make super-dense JP-10 military aviation fuels affordable? Could F18A Super Hornets add payload or extend range?

Currently reserved for tactical missiles because of cost, biofuels could …

USDA Announces Investments in Bioenergy Research and Development to Spur New Markets, Innovation, and Unlimited Opportunity in Rural America
January 14, 2013 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited a state-of-the-art bioindustrial facility at Renmatix today, where he announced $25 million to fund research and development of next-generation renewable energy and high-value biobased products from …

Up, Up and Away: Aviation Biofuels Players Start Building Capacity
January 11, 2013 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Now – it’s all about organizing sustainable, affordable feedstock and building capacity. And, airlines providing capital for the first commercial projects — to ensure that capacity building reaches levels in …

Neste Oil to Produce Biojet as Part of EU-Funded ITAKA Project
December 19, 2012 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has joined the Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene for Aviation (ITAKA) project, which is being funded by the EU to support the commercialization and use of renewable aviation fuel in Europe. …

Camelina Researchers on Cutting Edge of Biofuel, Nutraceutical, Livestock Possibilities
October 29, 2012 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Heidi Gaiser (Daily Interlake)  The four partners of Clearwater Biologicals are working to turn a crop popular in the Bronze Age into a 21st-century source of fuel and nutrients — and they are beginning …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Gulfstream Flights To NBAA
October 29, 2012 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Honeywell/MarketWatch/PR NewsWire)  Five aircraft fly together for the first time using renewable jet fuel to National Business Aviation Association convention
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced using Honeywell’s UOP Renewable …

North Dakota and Montana: Opportunity Knocks for the Bioeconomy, along the Northern Tier
September 4, 2012 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite low levels of publicity, North Dakota and Montana are making great strides in bioeconomy development – with a combination of strong R&D, feedstock abundance and some hot processing technologies.

…The …

Breakthrough Process for Making Renewable Jet Fuel, Diesel and Gasoline at Costs Competitive to Fossil Fuels Is Ready to Begin Commercial Scale-up Phase
August 26, 2012 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire/AlphaJet)  …Having successfully demonstrated its cost-effective catalytic process for making jet fuel, diesel and high-octane gasoline from renewable plant oils or animal fats, AliphaJet is beginning its commercial scale-up program.

…The company has launched a …

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

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

…1. Feedstock diversification.  In biofuels, it …

IN FOCUS: Lufthansa Details Biofuel Strategy
July 25, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Michael Gubisch (FlightGlobal/Flight International)  …Between 15 July and 27 December 2011, Lufthansa deployed a newly delivered Airbus A321 (registration D-AIDG) on the route between Hamburg and Frankfurt, with one of the two International Aero …

Oilseed, Algae Could Become Biofuel for GE Aviation Jet Engines
July 18, 2012 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Jon Newberry (BizJournals.com)  As GE Aviation explores ways to secure million of gallons of biofuels for jet engine testing, as the Business Courier reported, one of the potential partners it’s talked with is Cincinnati-based Great …

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

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

Everett-Based Coast Guard Ship Testing Biofuel
June 22, 2012 – 8:58 pm | No Comment

by Doug Esser (Seattle Times)  The Coast Guard’s Everett-based buoy tender, Henry Blake, completed its first biofuel-propelled voyage Thursday. The Coast Guard is partnering with the Navy in research of algae-based biofuels for ships, a …

Biofuels: Better for Airplanes, Too?
June 14, 2012 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Ryan (AOLEnergy)  Biofuels could be a “game changer” for both military and commercial aviation, says Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Terry Yonkers, because they’re proving to have advantages over petroleum-based jet fuels that go beyond …

UMass Amherst Researchers Work to Improve Camelina Yields
June 6, 2012 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)   A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is working to significantly increase the oil yields of camelina with the goal of creating a commercially viable crop for …

Aviation Biofuels: Which Airlines Are Doing What, with Whom?
June 5, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(M)ore than 30 airlines now trialing, deploying biofuels – but who’s doing what, exactly?

In Brazil, Azul Airlines announced that Amyris’s innovative renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has passed all required testing …

Biofuel Production Facilities Spotlight Next Generation
May 25, 2012 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

by Matt Daily (Reuters/Huffington Post)  After a decade of promise, advanced biofuels makers are entering a crucial make-or-break period with the first of a new generation of production facilities about to come on line.

The new …

Chinese Researchers Improve Camelina Yields, Growth Rate
April 24, 2012 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of researchers representing two Chinese universities have published a peer-reviewed research paper in theBiotechnology for Biofuels scientific journal that investigates how the overexpression of purple acid phosphatase 2 (AtPAP2) …

Porter Airlines Operates Bombardier Q400 Aircraft in Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight
April 20, 2012 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  – Biofuel test program led by Bombardier Aerospace, Porter Airlines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Targeted Growth successfully concluded

– Program funded by the key partners and by Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) …

Intensive 3-crop Rotation May Boost Biofuel Economics
April 16, 2012 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Vicky Boyd (The Grower)  Growing a biofuels crop on old citrus ground or rotating it with vegetables just doesn’t pencil out, even with today’s high fuel prices.

But add in a legume cover crop and …

Porter Airlines to Conduct Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight
March 27, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  Flight to be scheduled just before Earth Day with a Bombardier Q400 turboprop – Preparatory test flight successfully flown by Bombardier in February 2012

In mid-April, Porter Airlines plans to use one of its Bombardier …

Four-Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption
March 23, 2012 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In “Four Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption” a special Raymond James look at the military and biofuels demand, Pavel Molchanov writes: “A key differentiator …

An All-of-the-Above Approach to Energy in America
March 20, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Bittleman (USDA/25 x ’25)  America needs and is developing a reliable, sustainable, fuel supply. If we are able to produce more of it here at home – rather than relying on foreign oil – …

Ohio Airmen Help F-16 Go ‘Green’
March 9, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Tech. Sgt. Mareshah Haynes (U.S. Air Force)  In a joint effort by Airmen from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th …

EPA Says Not Now, Maybe Later to Camelina, Energy Cane, Napiergrass, and Giant Reed as Biofuels Feedstocks
March 6, 2012 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA withdrew the direct final rule to allow camelina, energy cane, napiergrass, and giant reed to meet the RFS2.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said: “EPA published a direct final rule …

The U.S. Air Force Dares You to Laugh At Their Biofuel
March 5, 2012 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Tina Casey (Talking Points Memo)  Republicans recently had themselves a good laugh over President Obama’s enthusiasm for biofuel made from algae, but they might want to stifle that chuckle when it comes to another modest-seeming but …

Research Shows Promise in Converting Camelina Oil into Jet Fuel
February 15, 2012 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Montana State University)  Researchers at Montana State University-Northern have developed a process to convert camelina oil to jet fuel and other high-value chemicals. MSU has applied for a U.S. patent and research is ongoing.

Using a …

Governments Key To Commercializing Biofuels
January 30, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  …But as 2012 progresses, industry is looking to governments to capitalize on the rapid technical progress made in approving bio-derived jet fuels by providing the funding support necessary to scale …

Keeping Pace
January 23, 2012 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Is there sufficient supply of feedstock to support the build-out of a 6 billion gallon biodiesel industry over the next decade?

…If the industry stands a chance competing with Big Oil …

Next-Generation Biofuels Driving the Growth of Global Biofuel Market
January 12, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Pangea/World of Bioenergy)   Social and environmental benefits of next-generation biofuels, mainly cellulosic ethanol, Algae fuels, Drop in fuels, and biobutanol, are fuelling its rapid growth momentum, says RNCOS.

According to our recent report, “Global Biofuel …

Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Identification of Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
January 9, 2012 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is issuing a direct final rule identifying additional fuel pathways that EPA has determined meet the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel or cellulosic biofuel lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements specified …

US EPA Publishes Direct Final Rule for Camelina RFS2 Pathway
January 9, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On Jan. 5, the U.S. EPA issued a direct final rule regarding RFS2 pathways for four new biofuel feedstocks, including camelina oil, energy cane, giant reed and napiergrass. While the …

New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them
December 30, 2011 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(IFP Energies Nouvelles)  The numerous research programmes looking at new-generation biofuels that were initiated over the last ten years are now starting to bear fruit. Although no plants are producing and
marketing biofuels yet, the large-scale, industrial …

U.S. Biofuel Camelina Production Set to Soar
December 6, 2011 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  Biofuel sources currently under development include algae, jatropha and camelina. Of the three, camelina is increasingly emerging as the frontrunner in attracting initial investment worldwide, as global demand for aviation fuel …

USDA Announces New Insurance Pilot Program for Biofuel-Friendly Oilseed Crop with Potential to Create Jobs, Stimulate Rural Economies
December 5, 2011 – 9:39 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced a new pilot program of insurance for camelina beginning with the 2012 crop year. Camelina is an oilseed crop …

Honeywell and AliphaJet Commit to Commercialize Renewable Drop-in Jet Biofuels at a Dinner Hosted by Former President Jimmy Carter
December 2, 2011 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/AliphaJet)  At a dinner hosted by President Jimmy Carter with Jack Oswald, CEO of AliphaJet Inc. (www.AliphaJet.com), and Tracey Haslam, Americas vice president, Honeywell Process Solutions (NYSE:HON) (www.honeywellprocess.com), the former President endorsed the collaboration of …

Biofuel Flights Signal Demand From U.S. Airlines
November 14, 2011 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  As airlines launch the first commercial biofuel flights in the U.S., the government is working with industry to scale up production of biomass-derived jet fuel to commercial quantities beginning in …

A New Generation of Renewable Fuels Is on the Horizon
November 11, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Seames  (American Oil Chemists Society/Inform Magazine)  A new generation of technologies to generate renewable fuels is nearing commercialization. Some of these are focused on producing ethanol and other alcohols from cellulosic biomass using …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Regular Commercial Route for Aeromexico
November 10, 2011 – 9:12 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Honeywell)  Green Jet Fuel made from the Honeywell UOP process technology now in use on regular Aeromexico route from Mexico City to Costa Rica

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM), produced …

Camelina Field Trials, Biodiesel Evaluation Continue in Fla.
November 10, 2011 – 8:34 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Florida-based Green Oil Solutions Inc. has announced the successful production of camelina biodiesel, from field trials to harvesting, pressing and processing. According to Steve Edmonds, the company’s director of industry …

Biodiesel Plant Will Collect Grease in Oakland, CA
November 9, 2011 – 8:37 am | No Comment

(UK.IBTimes)   A biodiesel plant that’s completely energy self-sufficient has been approved for the Oakland, California area.

Oakland-based Viridis Fuels won a long-term contract from the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to build a 20 million …

Race for Scale: United, Alaska Airlines Launch Commercial Aviation Biofuels Flights
November 7, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  United and Solazyme, Alaska and Dynamic Fuels hook up, as producers scramble to make fuel, raise cash, ratchet down costs. Will producers scale, or fail?

…United Airlines will operate the first …

U.S. Navy Expands Algae Biofuel Testing At Sea And In The Air
November 2, 2011 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Tina Casey (Talking Points Memo)  …Earlier this year, the Navy successfully tested a 50-50 algae aviation biofuel blend on a Seahawk helicopter in flight, and now an algae biodiesel blend has passed muster during tests on …

SarTec Corporation Awarded $500,000 Department of Energy Grant
October 5, 2011 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/SarTec) SarTec Corporation announced today it has received a $500,000 Department of Energy grant (Award # DE-EE0003127) as part of a larger project to develop and enhance the use of inedible energy crops for the production of advanced …

Iberia Flies Spain’s First Commercial Flight Using Plant-Fuel
October 4, 2011 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg)  The Spanish airline Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA today flew the country’s first commercial flight, on an Airbus A320 from Madrid to Barcelona using a blend of fuel made from …

Fire Scout Completes First Navy Unmanned Flight On Biofuel
October 4, 2011 – 9:46 am | No Comment

(Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs)    The Navy reached a milestone in its quest to gain energy independence today, when an MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully flew the first unmanned biofueled flight at Webster Field …

Department of Energy Awards $156 Million for Groundbreaking Energy Research Projects
September 30, 2011 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Department of Energy/ARPA-E)  ARPA-E Projects in 25 States Will Accelerate Innovation in Clean Energy Technologies, Increase America’s Competitiveness and Create Jobs

Arun Majumdar, Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), today announced …

Government of Canada Invests in Feasibility Study for Bio-based Jet Fuel
September 30, 2011 – 8:43 am | No Comment

(MarketWire)  Oilseed producers can look forward to tapping into a new emerging industry with a study that will assess the feasibility of producing renewable bio-based jet fuel. Saskatoon – Humboldt Member of Parliament Brad Trost …

Linnaeus Lands Funding for Oilseed Crop Development
September 26, 2011 – 8:58 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)   Vancouver-based Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc. has been awarded $1.2 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, an arm’s length, nonprofit corporation created by the Government of Canada, to advance the …

Singapore Airlines Looks to Biofuels as It Becomes Latest Airline to Join Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group
September 26, 2011 – 7:28 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Singapore Airlines has become the latest member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) that was set up in 2008 to accelerate the development and commercialisation of lower-carbon renewable aviation fuels derived from …

‘Salty Dogs’ Prowler Undertakes Its First Biofuel Flight
September 20, 2011 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Dave Allport (Key.Aero/military)  A US Navy EA-6B Prowler has made the type’s first flight on a biofuel blend at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.

An EA-6B Prowler successfully completed its inaugural biofuel flight at NAS Patuxent …

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Air
September 16, 2011 – 8:33 am | No Comment

by Vivienne Raper  (Wall Street Journal)  Jumbo jets powered by chip fat and algae could be appearing on the horizon soon

…But behind the eye-catching headlines, debate rages about whether enough cheap fuel made from renewable …

Neste Oil Launches Joint Algae Research Program
September 14, 2011 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste Oil has launched a joint algae research program with the Marine Research Centre at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in an effort to further expand …

Embraer and GE Successfully Conclude Bio-Jet Fuel Tests
September 10, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

(Embraer)  Program benchmarks the performance of E-Jets and CF34-8E engines powered with sustainable HEFA biofuel

Embraer and GE held a series of test flights this week (September 2, 2011), with an EMBRAER 170 jet flying from …

Biofuels Propel Blue Angels Over Labor Day Weekend
September 6, 2011 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Leon Kaye  (TriplePundit.com)  …This year, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the long-form name for the Blue Angels, wowed visitors with their pilots’ stunts at the Patuxent Naval Air Station in southern Maryland over the …

Dynamotive Announces that GE Joined Consortium Established to Develop Australian Biofuel
September 6, 2011 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Dynamotive)  GE today (September 1, 12011) announced that it has joined Virgin Australia and a consortium of other partners to research and develop commercial biofuel for the aviation industry. The consortium will focus on pyrolytic conversion …

First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel
August 30, 2011 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Naval Air Systems Command)     The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded yesterday when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

The “Salty Dogs” of Air …

Investor Interest in U.S. Biofuel Production Set to Soar
August 27, 2011 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  …While it remains to be seen how the joint investments between the U.S. government and private sector will work in practice, the announcement nevertheless represents an unprecedented commitment by several federal …

Department of the Navy Goes Green with Osprey
August 24, 2011 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(US Navy/Naval Air Systems Command)   The Navy and Marine Corps team reached another milestone toward achieving the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals by successfully flying a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on biofuel Aug. …

Farmers Sought for Biofuel Project
August 23, 2011 – 6:34 am | No Comment

(The Record)  Farm officials, hoping to get California farmers to plant as much as 25,000 acres of camelina, an oilseed, for a biomass start-up project are offering incentives to growers in San Joaquin County and …

Streamlining a Community-Scale Solution
August 17, 2011 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …According to Greg Springer, president of Green Fuels America Inc., interest in community-scale biodiesel production is increasing all around the world. He attributes this to both high fuel prices and …

Cantwell Applauds Launch of Jet Biofuels Program that Will Support Green Jobs Statewide
August 10, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

(AirportBusiness.com) Today (August 9, 2011)  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) toured the cutting-edge laboratories at Targeted Growth in Seattle and announced the launch of Washington state’s first large-scale program for the growth of camelina sativa, …

Biofuels’ Potential to Transform the Global Economy
August 9, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by John C.K. Daly (Oilprice.com)  After years of existing largely as an environmentalist’s fantasy, commercial production of biofuels for the world civil aviation industry is slowly becoming a fact, with production starting up across three …

USDA Awards $45 Million to Four New BCAP Projects
July 29, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas in six states to expand the availability of non-food crops to be …

Neste Oil Expands Its Renewable Raw Material Base with Jathropha and Camelina Oils
July 14, 2011 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo!Finance/Neste Oil Oyj)  Neste Oil will expand the raw material base used to produce NExBTL renewable fuel with jatropha and camelina oils. By introducing these new raw materials in its feedstock base, Neste Oil increases …

Biofuels Are Creating a Big Buzz in Military
June 27, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Renee Schoof (McClatchy Newspapers/Seattle Times)  Maj. Aaron Jelinek of the Air Force Thunderbirds flies his F-16 upside down, rolls it, thunders past his teammates in breathtaking close charges and joins five other fighter jets …

First Large-Scale Oahu Biofuel Crops Planted
June 24, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Daryl Huff (KITV 4)  Military, Local Company Testing Plants To Replace Petroleum

… Pacific Bioldiesel, which has succeeding in recycling used cooking oil into vehicle fuel on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, is managing the …

Le Bourget Biofuels: Honeywell, Boeing Complete Transatlantic Biofuels Fly-Ins, as Paris Air Show Opens
June 20, 2011 – 7:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the global aviation biofuels movement is descending on the 49th Paris Air Show, which kicks off today with 340,000 attendees, 2100 exhibitors and 3,000 journalists expected to be …

Boeing 747-8 Freighter to Fly to Paris Air Show on Sustainable Biofuel
June 17, 2011 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Boeing)  Boeing will fly the new 747-8 Freighter to its international air show debut in a doubly historic fashion, flying the airplane across the Atlantic Ocean to the Paris Air Show using a renewable aviation …

Study Shows How Australia and New Zealand Can Establish Their Own Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Industry
June 10, 2011 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  A study to determine the feasibility of the Australian and New Zealand aviation sector using sustainable biofuels to meet industry carbon reduction targets concludes that a bio-derived jet fuel industry could decrease aviation emissions …

Brazilian Jet Biofuel Ventures Blossom as Jatropha ‘Field to Wing’ Platform Adds a New International R&D Partner
May 24, 2011 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Global industrial crops technology company Quinvita is the latest to join a new biofuel alliance that has come together to produce sustainable jet biofuel from Brazilian-grown jatropha. The Brazilian Bio-Jetfuel Platform is a collaboration …

Matrix Genetics Pursues the Algae Fuel Dream in the Lab, Not With Big Steel Tanks, Giant Ponds
May 16, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Luke Timmerman  (Xconomy Seattle)  …McCormick, one of the featured speakers at next week’s Xconomy event on alternative fuels, has led this quiet effort for the past three years inside Seattle-based Targeted Growth. While Targeted Growth …

Camelina Offers Hope as California Biofuel Crop
May 12, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Harry Cline  (Western Farm Press)  Camelina, a weed in the mustard and distant relative to canola, may be emerging as the front runner in California agriculture’s continuing search for a biofuel crop.

It captured the …

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest
May 5, 2011 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Climate Solutions)  Alaska Airlines, The Boeing Company, Port of Seattle, Port of Portland, Spokane International Airport, and Washington State University have initiated a strategic stakeholder process to develop a “Flight Path” (action plan)  to produce …

Montana Farmers Planting Less Camelina for Biofuel
April 29, 2011 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Tom Lutey (Billings Gazette)  Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles for a planting date with Montana farmers.

“The biggest challenge of all is the price of wheat,” …

US Navy Spartan Energy Ethos Means Biofuels (Four Commercial-Scale Biorefineries) and Energy Efficiency for the Fleet and the Country. For How Long? In Perpetuity …
April 14, 2011 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On April 12th at the Navy League’s 2011 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the leaders of the US Navy’s 50% petroleum reduction by 2020 program honed in on what it means …

Enabling the Navy’s Great Green Fleet
April 7, 2011 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Louise Poirier (Fuel Magazine/Ethanol and Biofuels News/Hart Energy)   Amid persistent concerns about supplying the enormous energy demands of the United States’ armed forces, the military is pursuing alternatives, and the Department of the …

Budget Cuts May Target MSU-N Biodiesel Facility
March 25, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Kay Rossi    (KXLH.com)  …Five years ago, Montana State University-Northern received $800,000 in grant funding for infrastructure and staffing for a new biofuel lab at the MSU-N Bio-Energy Center

Now the nationally-certified facility performs a …

Airbus Teams up with Tarom to Build Biofuel Plant in Romania
March 24, 2011 – 7:04 am | No Comment

by Kerry Reals (FlightGlobal)  Airbus has teamed with Tarom to establish a facility in Romania to produce aviation biofuel from the camelina crop, as part of the European airframer’s plan to develop at least one …

Boeing and Algae Fuels, a Euro Perspective
March 22, 2011 – 7:33 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In the aviation biofuels market, as goes Boeing, so goes the industry. Boeing was a founding member of the Algal Biomess Organization (ABO) and is committed to a future of renewable fuels. …

F-22 Raptor Flown on Synthetic Biofuel
March 21, 2011 – 7:57 am | No Comment

by 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs  (Edwards Airforce Base)  An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like …

USDA Expands Efforts to Develop Crop Insurance for Biofuels Producers
February 28, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced February 25, 2011, that USDA will soon seek proposals to study the feasibility of providing crop insurance to producers of biofuel feedstocks, including corn stover, straw …