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Biofuel Crops Expected to Play Crucial Role in Hawaii’s Energy Future
January 25, 2017 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune Herald) … The latest stop along that path comes from researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, who are investigating potential dual …

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils — January 30, 2017
January 17, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils   —   January 30, 2017

This webinar reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by IBI and the European Biochar …

Potential Biofuel Crops in Hawaii May Successfully Sequester Carbon in Soil
January 5, 2017 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/PLOS)  Two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii–sugarcane and napiergrass–may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by …

Change Is in the Air for Food Sustainability
January 3, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Robin Booker (The Western Producer)  There are many innovative products and services available to Canadian crop producers that could help improve sustainability. However, the global food sector is struggling to find ways to reward growers …

New Feed Sources Key to Ambitious Climate Targets
December 23, 2016 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Brian J. Walsh, et al.  (Carbon Balance and Management)  Net carbon sinks capable of avoiding dangerous perturbation of the climate system and preventing ocean acidification have been identified, but they are likely to be …

ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil
December 19, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Selection of 26 projects across two programs will make transportation cleaner and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions  —  The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced up to $70 million …

The Significance of Seaweed
September 19, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

(R&D Magazine)  Our understanding of the global carbon cycle has been reshaped by KAUST researchers who have helped to reveal a major role for the abundance of seaweed growing around the world’s coasts.

Some years ago, …

Biofuels versus Gasoline: The Emissions Gap Is Widening
September 3, 2016 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Many respected laboratories, agencies, and researchers have used a lifecycle analysis to show that biofuels, particularly advanced biofuels, provide significant carbon benefits compared to gasoline. These benefits have increased in …

Switching to Switchgrass? Study Models Soil Impact of Biofuel Crops
August 30, 2016 – 11:36 pm | No Comment

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The Argonne modeling shows that when grassland, cropland and pasture in the Midwest are converted to corn for biofuels, the level of carbon sequestration in the soil stays roughly …

What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
August 23, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by David Suzuki (EcoWatch)  The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level. But what about transportation? Can we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching to cleaner …

Red Trail Energy, EERC Win Funding to Support CCS Study
August 11, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(Energy & Environmental Research Center/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota ethanol producer Red Trail Energy LLC and the Energy & Environmental Research Center, a worldwide leader in the development of solutions to energy and environmental challenges, …

Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.
June 28, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Gollany HT, Titus BD, Scott DA, Asbjornsen H, Resh SC, Chimner RA, Kaczmarek DJ, Leite LF, Ferreira AC, Rod KA, Hilbert J, Galdos MV, Cisz ME (Biogeochemical Research)   Rapid expansion in biomass production for …

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?
May 28, 2016 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of …

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2
May 20, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to Xingen Lei, professor of molecular nutrition at Cornell University. Lei, who has been studying algae’s …

Evidence of Benefits of Biofuels in Combating Climate Change is More than Ample
May 12, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … While recognition of the role of agriculture in meeting climate change challenges is growing among world leaders, it is of concern that biofuels and the low-carbon benefits they provide, especially when compared …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Results, Additional $72.3 Million Soil Health Investment to Support Paris Agreement
May 12, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared the first results of USDA’s Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry, one year after he unveiled the plan at Michigan State University. In …

Don’t Conflate Science and Scientists
May 4, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/The Washington Post) Letter to Editor: Regarding the April 29 editorial “Burning wood is not the answer to climate change”:

Biomass is a renewable energy resource. Congress is appropriately exercising its oversight …

PHYCO2, MSU Announce Breakthrough in Algae Technology
April 29, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(PHYCO2/Biomass Magazine)  PHYCO2, an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company, has made a technology breakthrough in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University.  The technology partnership set out to capture …

Carbon Farming – Agriculture’s Answer to Climate Change?
April 18, 2016 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On April 12, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced a new funding opportunity aimed at increasing the carbon storage potential of U.S. agricultural soils.  Land-use, …

Cool Planet Partners with J.R. Simplot Company to Distribute Innovative Cool Terra® Engineered Biocarbon™ Product to Improve Soil Health
April 11, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Cool Planet)  Cool Planet is proud to announce a new distribution agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest privately held agricultural companies in the nation. Simplot will serve as a distributor for Cool Terra …

E Pluribus, Unum: LanzaTech, Global Bioenergies Demonstrate The Biotechnology App Store
January 11, 2016 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Global Bioenergies, LanzaTech tighten isobutene partnership, the era of “swap-in, swap out” biorefining microbes comes clear, closer  —  In France, Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech signed a new collaboration agreement …

State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel
December 8, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel comes from a variety of agricultural crops, algae, forest residue; California has not taken full advantage …

U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change
December 2, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate talks here this week that agriculture can provide impactful and measurable contributions to global efforts …

Biomass Supplies, Sri Lanka – First Smallholder Project in Southeast Asia to Earn RSB Certification
October 26, 2015 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Biomass Supplies (Pvt) Ltd, a company based in Sri Lanka, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for biomass produced from branches pruned from live fences of Gliricidia trees. The …

Algae at the Crossroads: Tackling Big Markets, Big Challenges in the New Carbon Economy
September 22, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The make-or-break moment for algae-based and cyanobacteria fuels is nigh upon us, and it turns on the prospects for carbon capture and use.  Will policymakers enable low-cost carbon to become …

Bioenergy Solutions Deserve a Major Role in U.S. Emission-Reduction Strategy
December 12, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  A broad survey of farmers has documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans. The increased yields reflect an upward trend in all of the benefits …

Critical Dialogue on Adapting to a Changing Climate Underway
October 3, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought government, finance, business and civil society leaders to New York because it is recognized that climate change is not a theory or a concept, but is, in …

A Carbon Accounting System for the Future
August 15, 2014 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Making sure the federal accounting system for biogenic carbon emissions—ensuring that it is an accurate system, and taking into scientific account the unique features of biomass in the carbon cycle is front …

Greenhouse Gas Report to Assist Producers Facing Climate Challenges
August 4, 2014 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report that,for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from various …

Can CO2 Be a Green Chemical? Yes, When Derived from Biofuels and Other Sources
July 21, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … The problem with CO2 sequestration and carbon reduction schemes is the lack of economic return for many purely sequestration projects, unless government funding or subsidies are guaranteed. …

Anticipation Bubbles Up for ADM Carbon Capture Project
June 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Chris Luvardi (herald-review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. passed through a public hearing process Wednesday with limited concern voiced about its proposal to drill a second injection well in Decatur to store carbon dioxide deep underground.

The …

Bioenergy Sorghum May Be a “Sink” For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Texas A&M Study Finds
June 9, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Rafaela Relvas  (BioNews Texas) Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a study that brought new insights regarding bioenergy sorghum, finding that, more than an energy supply, it may offer a “sink” for greenhouse gases.

The team …

EPA Outlines 30% Cut in Power-Gen CO2 by 2030: What’s the Role for Carbon Capture and Use, Algae?
June 3, 2014 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  EPA comes down hard on CO2, with proposed rule calling for deep emission cuts, but opts for highly-flexible, state-by-state approach.   Carbon Capture and Use not deemed a key strategy, but …

The Science of Clean Energy
April 15, 2014 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

By Nahla Nainer (The Hindu) On International Women’s Day, Dr. M. Premalatha, associate professor at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Science and Technology (CEESAT), NIT-T in Tiruchi India explains why more female science students should …

Ethanol Plant CO2 Sequestration Project Reaches New Milestone
April 1, 2014 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The $163.9 million Illinois Basin-Decatur Project celebrated as new milestone as its carbon sequestration project stored 750,000 metric tons carbon dioxide from Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s ethanol plant in …

Research Summary: Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions
April 1, 2014 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Extension.org)  Grown for biofuel, energy-efficient shrub willow sequesters carbon below-ground, life-cycle assessment shows.  Shrub willow is a short-rotation woody biomass crop that could be an important part of our renewable energy future. By sequestering carbon …

Of Auxins, Toxins and Raging Hormones: Does Biochar Really Work?
April 1, 2014 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … One of the latest entries is a study out of the UK’s University of Southampton, with assist from researchers in Scotland and Italy, that delves into the pros and cons …

Carbon Sequestration Not So Simple in Biomass Crop Production
February 28, 2014 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Ann Perry (USDA/Biomass Magazine)  Findings at the USDA are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at the Agricultural Research Service, USDA’s chief …

Evonik and LanzaTech Working on Bio-Processed Precursors for Specialty Plastics
December 9, 2013 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Lanza Tech)  Evonik Industries and LanzaTech have signed a three year research cooperation agreement which will see Evonik combining its existing biotechnology platforms with LanzaTech’s synthetic biology and gas fermentation expertise for the development of …

The Clogged Carbon Sink: U.S. Public Lands Are the Source of 4.5 Times More Carbon Pollution Than They Can Absorb
December 5, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by  Jessica Goad and Matt Lee-Ashley  (Center for American Progress)  Spanning more than one-fifth of the U.S. landmass, America’s national forests, national parks, and other public lands have long been valued for their ability to absorb and store …

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils (English)
October 17, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(World Bank)  The purpose of this report is to improve the knowledge base for facilitating investments in land management technologies that sequester soil organic carbon. While there are many studies on soil carbon sequestration, there …

5-Year Research MOU to Further Pongamia Development in India
August 14, 2013 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Tree Oils India Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture to conduct collaborative research over the next five years for developing an …

Biomass Row Heats up after Green Groups Call for Subsidy Cuts
May 6, 2013 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Shankleman (BusinessGreen.com)   …Three campaign groups, backed by 12 organisations in the timber, paper and furniture industries, yesterday warned that a surge in demand for wood as a result of renewable electricity subsidies …

Whoops: Soils Can’t Lock Away Black Carbon or Biochar, Study Says.
May 6, 2013 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Tim Radford  (The Daily Climate)  Charcoal and other forms of black carbon do not, as previously thought, stay where they are buried. They migrate to the oceans and recirculate the carbon they contain.

Climate scientists …

Biochar Slashes Bioenergy Soil Emissions
April 8, 2013 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Tom Marshall (Planet Earth Online)  Adding charcoal to land used to grow bioenergy crops can greatly increase their overall benefit in helping cut our greenhouse-gas emissions, scientists have shown.

Applying so-called ‘biochar’ before planting energy …

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration from Corn Production Runs Deep
March 25, 2013 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The ethanol industry has some good news to share. And it comes in an arena where the domestically produced biofuel has often been challenged – carbon sequestration and the life-cycle assessment of …

Bioenergy Combined with CCS Could Enable Carbon-Negative Energy
February 21, 2013 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has released a report highlighting the potential to combine bioenergy production with carbon capture and storage techniques to enable carbon-negative energy …

Arcadia Biosciences and FuturaGene Enter Agreement to Develop Nitrogen Use Efficient and Water Use Efficient Eucalyptus and Poplar
February 8, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(Arcadia Biosciences)  New Tree Crops To Increase Productivity While Preserving Natural Resources and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human …

Study Looks at Environmental Benefits of Ethanol
January 25, 2013 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a new study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, corn grown using no-till methods may sequester larger amounts of carbon than previously believed. The study was published in …

When, Where and How Wood Is Used Impact Carbon Emissions from Deforestation
May 29, 2012 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Research Web)  A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions.

The study, published May 13 in the advance online …

Net Benefits: The Idea of Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Atmosphere Is a Beguiling One. Could It Ever Become Real?
March 27, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(The Economist) …A report published last year by the American Physical Society (APS) put the cost of extracting and storing carbon dioxide using an air-capture system based on known technology at between $600 and $800 …

Switchgrass as Ideal Biofuel Feedstock?
December 14, 2011 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Derek Mead (CleanTechMedia)  Can biofuel be economically coaxed from a modest plant?

…A new research review published today(December 13, 2011)  in the journal GCB Bioenergy states that switchgrass is indeed viable as a cellulosic feedstock, as has …

BioAmber’s $150 Million IPO: The 10-Minute Version
November 15, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, BioAmber has filed an S-1 registration statement for a proposed $150 million initial public offering. The number of shares to be offered in the proposed offering and the …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Major Investments to Spur Innovation and Job Creation in Research, Development and Production of Next Generation Biofuels
September 28, 2011 – 12:17 pm | One Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five-year …

Fraunhofer Opens Center for Systems Biotechnology in Chile
September 23, 2011 – 9:36 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  The Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology is the first research center to be launched by the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation which was established on October 4, 2010. The research carried out at the new …

Work Begins on Carbon-Capture at ADM Decatur Site
August 26, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

(St. Louis Today/AP)  The U.S. Department of Energy says construction has started on a $207.5 million project to capture carbon dioxide produced by an ethanol plant in Illinois and store it underground.

The Energy Department said …

The XTL Diet: New Paths to Feasible, Domestic Low-Carb Fuels
August 23, 2011 – 6:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can synthetic biology capture and utilize CO2 to such an extent that it not only can make money – but can mitigate the carbon intensity of no-no feedstocks like coal, …

Switch from Corn to Grass Would Raise Ethanol Output, Cut Emissions
July 13, 2011 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Growing perennial grasses on the least productive farmland now used for corn ethanol production in the U.S. would result in higher overall corn yields, more ethanol output per acre and …

The Economics of Power Plant CO2 Capture
July 5, 2011 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Today’s carbon capture process requires separating and condensing CO2, then transporting it in dedicated pipelines to distant locations where it can be stored. Processing CO2 close to power plants …

Biofuel Crops to Fall within Assurance Chain
February 22, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Julian Gairdner (Farmers Weekly Interactive)  Grain destined for the biofuel chain looks set to fall within farm assurance following negotiations between Assured Food Standards, the NFU and the European Commission.

Ensuring there was a single assurance programme …

The Impact Of A Renewable Electricity Standard & A Carbon Payment Program
December 30, 2010 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

By Don Hofstrand (Iowa State University Extension/JoplinStockyards.com)   U.S. energy policy has recently moved into the background due to concerns about the current economic downturn. However, the importance of the two major drivers of energy policy …

Carbon Dioxide Recycling in the Biofuels Industry,” a Special Digest report
September 14, 2010 – 7:26 am | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …Since CO2 has been shown to be the globe’s worst offender as a greenhouse gas, the very use of this gas in a technology which would foster the production …

Negative Carbon Gasoline’s Cool Planet Biofuels Funded
September 7, 2010 – 10:32 am | No Comment

(The Alarm Clock)  Camarillo, CA-based Cool Planet Biofuels has raised $3M as part of a $8M Series B funding round, according to a filing by the firm today. Source of the new funding was not …

The Missionary Position: The Export of Carbon Guilt to the Developing World
August 31, 2010 – 7:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …We see the battle over rural development flashing at other points around the globe, but nowhere so starkly do we have a choice between the War on Poverty and the War …

Energy Grasses Take Center Stage at Ceres Field Day
August 26, 2010 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Energy industry executives joined investors and policymakers near Houston, Texas earlier today to take a firsthand look at energy grasses and research developments that are expected to push bioenergy to the forefront of renewable power …

Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Global Climate Change
August 20, 2010 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, F. Alayne Street-Perrott, Johannes Lehmann & Stephen Joseph    (Nature Communications)  Production of biochar (the carbon (C)-rich solid formed by pyrolysis of biomass) and its storage in soils have been suggested …

LakeMaster Building Algae-to-Biofuel System
August 13, 2010 – 8:41 am | No Comment

by Joseph Holroyd  (Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, a clean energy technology company headquartered in Rochester, New York, is engaged in the development and commercialization of a proprietary algal to biofuel system that captures carbon dioxide. …

Pennsylvania Pursues Alternative Fuel JV
August 3, 2010 – 8:51 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Raytheon Co., Accelergy Corp. of Houston, TX, and A2BE Carbon Capture LLC/Algae at Work, of Boulder, CO have formed a joint venture to develop a technology to gasify algae mixed with coal …

One Potato, Two Potato: the Counting of Biomass Emissions
July 30, 2010 – 9:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  Following the all-but-certain defeat of a renewal of the ethanol tax credit, left-wing environmental activists, confederated into the National Anti-Biomass Incineration and Forest Protection Campaign, are making a move to destabilize …

Codexis and CO2 Solution Unveil Carbon Capture Program
July 13, 2010 – 7:03 am | No Comment

(CO2 Solution)  Codexis, Inc., and CO2 Solution Inc., on July 13, 2010, will make the first joint public presentation on their program to develop carbon capture technology to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants. 

The presentation is being …

A Simpler Path to Cutting Carbon Emissions
July 2, 2010 – 9:32 am | No Comment

by Vinod Khosla (Washington Post)  If our goal is carbon reduction, a cap-and-trade or carbon-pricing bill, with its likely compromises, would be worse right now than no regulation. Pricing carbon below $40 per ton will …

Using Carbon to Fight Carbon
June 24, 2010 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Janneke Pieters (REnewable Energy World)  …CO2 — along with sunlight and water — is needed to grow algae, which can in turn produce oil, otherwise known as “oilgae” or “green crude.” While in its …

Biomass Better than Coal? War over Carbon Accounting Erupts
June 24, 2010 – 8:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  In Washington, the Environment Working Group has released a study that claims the impacts of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA)—which has already passed the House of Representatives—would …

ADM Receives $99 Million in Federal Aid for Second Carbon Capture Project
June 14, 2010 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Herald-Review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. has been selected to receive funding for a second carbon sequestration project that is in addition to one that could begin injecting carbon dioxide deep below ground next year.

The U.S. Department …

Cropland Carbon Fluxes in the United States: Increasing Geospatial Resolution of Inventory-Based Carbon Accounting
June 4, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Tristram O. West, Craig C. Brandt, Latha M. Baskaran, Chad M. Hellwinckel, Richard Mueller, Carl J. Bernacchi, Varaprasad Bandaru, Bai Yang, Bradly S. Wilson, Gregg Marland, Richard G. Nelson, Daniel G. De La Torre …

Carbon Capture on the Cheap?
June 4, 2010 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Michael Kanellos  (GreenTech)   It’s a sulfur scrubber, mineral maker and carbon capture machine all in one.

Skyonic, which has developed a system for converting smokestack fumes into sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and other minerals, is moving …

RFA: Carbon Accounting Should Be Equitable, Based on Science
June 4, 2010 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today continued to call into question accounting gimmicks and unproven theories used by environmental activists seeking to undermine the growth of biofuels as a way to displace fossil …

Biofuels and the Need for Additional Carbon
June 3, 2010 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Timothy D Searchinger (Environmental Research Letters)  Use of biofuels does not reduce emissions from energy combustion but may offset emissions by increasing plant growth or by reducing plant residue or other non-energy emissions. To do so, …

90 US Scientists Demand Revision of Biofuels Carbon Accounting
May 25, 2010 – 7:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, 90 US scientists wrote to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and US Senate Majority leader Harry Reid to fix accounting standards for greenhouse gas emissions associated with bioenergy projects.

The …

EPA’s ‘Tailoring Rule’ and the Biomass Industry
May 21, 2010 – 8:21 am | No Comment

(RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  …Including biomass power plants under the EPA’s tailoring rule is a clear policy shift and may imply a change in position for future policy.  The lack of distinction between renewable biomass as an alternative fuel …

To Fix Carbon, Food, Energy: Fix RuBisCO (The Mother of All Biofuels Challenges)
May 12, 2010 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It was the biochemist Dr. Ganesh Kishore, now the CEO of the Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund and formerly Chief Biotechnology Officer of Dupont, who raised the issue at a …

Ensus Signs with Shell, Sends First Tanker
March 2, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The first tanker of ethanol has left Ensus, Europe’s largest wheat-based ethanol facility. Headed for the Netherlands, the cargo, which has been purchased by Shell as part of a …

Australian Firm to Launch “World’s Largest” Green Slime Facility
November 22, 2009 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Yvonne Chan  (BusinessGreen.com)  Australian biofuel specialist MBD Energy is poised to unveil a new facility that it claims will be the world’s largest refinery for producing algae-based biofuels and high-protein livestock feed.  The Melbourne-based …

China Recruits Algae to Combat Climate Change
June 30, 2009 – 8:04 am | No Comment

by Jonathan Watts (The Guardian)  Chinese firm behind ambitious plan to breed microalgae in greenhouse with the potential to absorb carbon emissions

…Developed by a groundbreaking Chinese firm, ENN, the greenhouse is a bioreactor that breeds …