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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.

-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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New Study Reveals Wide-Ranging Economic Impact of Ethanol Production
February 27, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  At this year’s National Ethanol Conference, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a new ABF Economics study titled “Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States in 2014,” …

“Biofuels Fuelling Europe’s Economic Recovery”, Echoes ePURE
May 21, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  The European renewable ethanol industry is contributing substantially to the European economy according to ePURE, the European Renewable Ethanol Association, in response to a new report published today.

The report “Contribution of Biofuels to …

Grow it Here, Make it Here
February 21, 2012 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Michigan, US Senator Debbie Stabenow expanded her “Grow it Here, Make it Here” initiative into a $5 billion proposal designed to dramatically expand bio-based manufacturing and job creation, funded through what …

Fostering the Next Generation of Biofuels Innovators
August 3, 2011 – 7:01 am | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s biofuels industry, most of the growth has centered on jobs for those workers who have already been trained in the fields of construction; engineering; chemistry and …

Oil Incentives Have to Be Talked about, Too, by the Candidates
July 1, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Walt Wendland (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)   …When presidential candidates have discussed reforming the ethanol incentive, several news articles called this either “bold” or “risky” in Iowa. These stories operated under the …

Biofuels Are Job Creators, Not Hunger Villian: U.S.
June 23, 2011 – 8:17 am | No Comment

by Charles Abbott  (Reuters)  Biofuels are a “tremendous job creator” for rural areas, said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday, ahead of a global meeting where the farm-grown fuels may be criticized as a factor in …

Tennessee Opens New Research Facilities at Center for Renewable Carbon
February 8, 2011 – 8:29 pm | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  Facilities expected to advance biobased research for energy, fuels, chemicals and materials

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has opened a comprehensive research facility to accommodate faculty and industry initiatives through the …

USDA Accomplishments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
January 28, 2011 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Tom Vilsack (USDA)  At President Obama’s direction, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working hard to unleash the power of America’s innovators and entrepreneurs to build a green energy economy.   By producing renewable energy – …

New Issue Brief Highlights Positive Economic Impacts of Ethanol Production
January 21, 2011 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(Clean Fuels Foundation)   The Ethanol Across America education campaign released the latest in its series of Issue Briefs today on the Economic Impacts of Ethanol Production that illustrates the significant benefits of ethanol production …

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 …

POET Cellulosic Ethanol Efforts Could Have Nearly $38 Billion Impact on Iowa
December 21, 2010 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(POET)  New analysis outlines jobs, economic output of Project LIBERTY work

POET’s Project LIBERTY will generate as much as $37.8 billion in economic activity over 20 years and could employ more than 2,800 people, an independent analysis …

Washington Could Determine Ethanol’s Indiana Future
November 29, 2010 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Chicago Tribune/AP)  A decision by Congress on whether to extend or gradually phase out a tax credit to oil companies and refiners to blend ethanol with gasoline could make or break some of Indiana’s 12 …

Green Technology Leadership Group’s No on Prop 23 Premiers Video Short October 19 Sacramento, CA
October 18, 2010 – 10:58 am | No Comment
Green Technology Leadership Group’s No on Prop 23 Premiers Video Short October 19 Sacramento, CA

From 7:00-9:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at The Park in Sacramento, the Green Technology Leadership Group, No on Prop 23 Campaign is premiering an action video short, “Don’t Bully California,” featuring actor-activist David …

NIMBY, NUMBEE and Nod
July 1, 2010 – 6:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  editorial       A recent US poll, taken in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, revealed that 58 percent of Americans believe that US energy policy needs to “fundamentally” …

Report Predicts Biorefineries Will Offer a Solution to Significantly Reducing CO2 Emissions and Creating Economic Growth
June 30, 2010 – 7:18 am | No Comment

(World Economic Forum)  Biorefineries have a major role to play in tackling climate change, according to the World Economic Forum report The Future of Industrial Biorefineries launched today(June 29, 2010). The report, produced in collaboration with …

San Diego Region Awarded $4 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support Expanding Biofuels Industry
June 29, 2010 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(Sun Herald)  The California Department of Labor today (June 29, 2010) awarded the San Diego region a $4 million grant to implement new workforce training programs for careers in the emerging biofuels industry.  The San Diego Biofuels …

Digest Special Report on India: Indian Biofuels Shining
June 25, 2010 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biomass Digest Asia)  …On the science and technology front it has an excellent technical education system in the IITs and access to  the 39 advanced research laboratories of the Council of Scientific …

Ethanol Plant Will Have Official Opening in October
June 24, 2010 – 8:16 am | No Comment

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index)  The official opening of the Osage Appomattox Bio Energy plant has been pushed back to at least October because of construction delays due to inclement weather.

“Our grand opening got put behind because …

Oil Spill Reminds Us Again of Need for Renewable Energy
June 21, 2010 – 9:28 am | No Comment

(Prairie Star)  Editorial     Age and experience has its benefits. Many of us involved in agriculture have witnessed past oil spills and the devastation they cause and leave behind. Another result is that citizens become more …

Ignore The Brickbats
June 11, 2010 – 8:12 am | No Comment

by Pramod Chaudhari  (Business Outlook India)  Leadership isn’t a popularity contest. It involves taking tough decisions that may not go down well with other stakeholders.

…Green leadership comes with its share of brickbats as also rewards. …

Nation’s First Barley-to-Ethanol Plant Provides New Market for Va. Farmers
June 4, 2010 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Jenner (Lancaster Farming)  A new ethanol refinery in central Virginia, on schedule to begin production this summer, could create a large new market for winter barley — providing farmers with new economic opportunity and …

Canadian Bio-Fuels Light Up Economy
June 2, 2010 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Bryn Weese (Toronto Sun)  Producing renewable fuels – gas from alcohol and diesel from animal fat and plant oils – is a $2.2 billion industry in Canada, according to a new study.

Gordon Quaiattini, the president …

Biodiesel Plant to Break Ground in May
April 5, 2010 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Richard Johnson (GlobeGazette.com)  …Mt. Valley will use all types of feed stock — grease, soy, sunflower seeds — in a closed-loop, emissions-free facility.

It will be able to produce 3 million gallons of biodiesel fuel …

World Wildlife Fund, Novozymes: Industrial Biotechnology on the Way to a Green Economy
March 17, 2010 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

…Industrial biotechnology is one such sector. Even though the sector is still in it’s infancy, it globally avoids the creation of 33 million tonnes of CO2 each year through various applications, without taking ethanol use …

Report Shows Advanced Biofuels Industry Can Create Jobs, Economic Growth
February 27, 2009 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

Continuing to build advanced biofuels production capacity can create thousands of new jobs throughout the economy, contributing to U.S. economic growth and increasing energy security. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomed the release of a …