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Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration
June 29, 2017 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key slides presented by AquaFiber, Pacific …

Finding the Real Value of Hemp in Kentucky
January 4, 2017 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Grace Schneider  (Courier-Journal)  After a recent boost in funding, the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research at the University of Louisville is delving into the science and economics of commercializing industrial hemp.
It’s a new line of …

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era
November 15, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is growing among Canadian biofuel producers as the federal government is embracing carbon reduction strategies in …

How to Sell E15 by Any Other Name
September 8, 2016 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by  Samantha Oller (CSP Daily News)  Have I got a fuel for you!  It is higher octane than E10, giving you greater bang for your buck. It features even more  environmentally friendly, domestically produced ethanol. …

There Is an E15 Consumer Disconnect
August 17, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Retka-Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sheetz, Thortons executives give careful thought to strategically offering the new fuel. —  Almost weekly, another announcement is made about a retail location offering E15. The rollouts, large and …

Meet the US Farmers Turning Their Tobacco into Airplane Fuel
July 6, 2016 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Jodi Helmer (The Guardian)  As the demand for tobacco declines in the US, farmers in Virginia are experimenting with turning the crop into viable biofuel  —  … One two-acre plot stands apart from the rest, …

Local College Instructor Attends ‘Summer School’ about Chemistry of Biodiesel
June 14, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(The Daily Independent)  … After diesel students complete the online biodiesel course sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Board, instructors  and students often want to know: “What can I learn about soy biodiesel next?” After being asked that …

Boating and Engine Experts Call on Lawmakers to Boost Biofuel Blends
May 10, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Fuels America/The Auto Channel)  Certified mechanics, engine performance experts, and professional fishermen are briefing lawmakers on Capitol Hill today about the importance of ethanol in protecting the environment, preserving America’s energy security, and providing a …

Best for Biofuels
February 24, 2016 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Dave Evensen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Research finds where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems  —  … Researchers at the University of Illinois used detailed models to examine impacts …

UK CAER Algal Research Hitting the Ground in China
February 15, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(University of Kentucky)  Algae research at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is going global.  The Algae and Biofuels Laboratory at CAER is partnering with Lianhenghui Investment Company to construct a …

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 …

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends
October 27, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to accelerate the build-out of higher blend retail infrastructure, has had tremendous success, writes Ray Defenbaugh. …

Why I Chose to Buy a Flex-Fuel Vehicle
August 31, 2015 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Steve Riggs (Renewable Fuels Association)  … As I readied to a buy a new car this summer, though, I added two other important items that I think we should all consider: Does it increase our …

Group Protests Methane Plant in West End
August 25, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Deborah Yetter (Courier-Journal)  A spirited group of protesters marched more than 20 blocks along West Broadway Sunday afternoon to show their opposition to a proposed plant in the area that would produce methane by composting …

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 …

Ethanol: A Love Story
August 20, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Alexander (Floyd County Times)  It’s a timeless story of teenage romance: pledging love, abandoning reason, rebelling against authority. No, this isn’t the plot of a John Hughes movie. Instead, I’m talking about Agriculture …

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 …

Growth Energy Supports Senators Paul and Grassley Efforts to Give Consumers Choice at the Pump
March 30, 2015 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Following the introduction of S. 889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, legislation by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), which contains a provision to extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) …

Farmers Urged to Use Biodiesel When Planting
March 27, 2015 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(The Interior Journal/Central Kentucky News)  … Biodiesel in general and soy-based biodiesel in particular are great choices, but unfortunately farmers in many regions of Kentucky have a hard time finding a distributor that sells B20 (20 …

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 …

Minnesota Boasts Some Pretty Awesome E85 Prices
January 13, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That one comment has led to several stories and blogs at our website.
In mid-December, a reader …

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels
December 31, 2014 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants dipped in hexane, old beer, raging fireballs, vibrating blobs, dope, and even the New Orleans …

Students Share Experiences from First Run of BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair
December 18, 2014 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Last week concluded the beta run of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair—a high school competition that has students create and share infographics about bioenergy concepts. Student …

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 …

Model Evaluates Where Bioenergy Crops Grow Best
December 8, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(University of Illinois/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to …

Safety Your Way
November 19, 2014 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Producers and technology providers, including Pacific Biodiesel, Kelley Green Biofuel, Piedmont Biofuels, WB Services and Crown Iron Works, discuss procedural and design elements to mitigate risk in biodiesel manufacturing.
A philosophical problem …

4 Minutes With…Tim Hughes, Director of Biofuels, Department of Energy Development and Independence, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
October 10, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … It is imperative that several of the commercial advanced and cellulosic ethanol and renewable fuel projects succeed in being cost competitive and returning dividends to their shareholders. While most businesses …

University of Wyoming Researchers Advance Biorenewable Energy Prospects
September 18, 2014 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(University of Wyoming)  After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and accounting, Allen Morris decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of Wyoming for two primary reasons: the Rocky Mountain …

Bio Revolution America Uses Crowdfunding
August 13, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Crowdfunding is coming to biofuels. On August 3, 2014, Bio Revolution America launched a 45 dayIndiegogo crowdfunding campaign to fund its biofuels projects in Appalachia and within one week is reporting reaching 30 percent …

Local Corn To Ethanol Fuel Helping Consumers
August 8, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kayla Vanover  (WBKO)  … “Ethanol being 105-octane, you can blend it was 84-octane base gasoline and get your 87-octane. That is going to make gasoline cheaper because ethanol is cheaper than gas,” said Mick Henderson, General …

Algae Offers Green Way to Boost Nutritional Value of Pet and People Foods
July 9, 2014 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Steve Dale (My Pet World/Chicago Tribune) Current and future trends in food for pets and people were among topics addressed at the 30th Alltech Annual International Symposium May 18-21 in Lexington, Ky. The theme of …

Hemp: The Feedstock that Dare Not Speak its Name
July 7, 2014 – 4:01 pm | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We first started tracking hemp back in 2009, when a 43-acre biomass trial launched in California that features hemp as a feedstock. The notoriety of hemp’s cousin, marijuana, has created …

The I-75 Biofuels Corridor: Now, the World’s Longest
June 12, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Complete this summer — this 1786-mile stretch of American interstate highway aims to offer the longest all-biofuels driving experience on the planet.  B20, E85? Here are the need-to-knows.
This week across six US …

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 …

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?
April 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be just what the market needs.
Corn …

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae
March 4, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been touted as the ultimate platform for fuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, proteins — even cancer therapies.
There’s been a rate of progress that would impress any devotee of Moore’s Law …

Supercomputer Exposes Biofuel Enzyme’s Secrets
February 27, 2014 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Heather Lammers (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World Magazine) Thanks to newer and faster supercomputers, today’s computer simulations are opening hidden vistas to researchers in all areas of science. These powerful machines are used for everything …

Mitch McConnell Sought Money for Biofuel Plant while Criticizing Obama for Idea
February 14, 2014 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Gerth (Courier-Journal)  Two years ago, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to deride President Barack Obama for a speech that called for developing biofuel from algae — dismissing it as …

Students at ACTC Study the Power of Soy
January 6, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Mike James (The Independent)  Looking at the tiny vial of golden soybean oil on his desk reminds Shannon McCarty that technical education must keep up with technology.
In this case, it means the diesel mechanics …

Lawmakers Look at Using Kentucky’s Sweet Sorghum Crop for Biofuel, Not Just for Biscuits
October 25, 2013 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(KYForward)  Most sweet sorghum in Kentucky becomes syrup and goes on biscuits, but a new group of state lawmakers, experts and farmers has other plans. Instead of on biscuits, they want to put sorghum into …

North Carolina’s Growing Strengths: The Solar Center’s Clean Transportation Projects
October 17, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to outreach, demonstration, and deployment of technology and policy solutions for a sustainable energy future. One  …

Congressional Leadership Moving Towards Position on Renewable Fuel Standard Advocated by the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group
August 19, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Digital Journal/Domestic Fuel Solutions Group)  From Day One the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group (DFSG) has been advocating for reasonable RFS reform.  Congress is taking notice.
At the end of two days of recent House Energy …

Oil Industry Begins Running New Ad on Renewable Fuels (video)
August 13, 2013 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Fuel Fix)  The American Petroleum Institute on Monday launched a new round of advertising taking aim at an eight-year-old renewable fuels mandate it wants Congress to repeal.
The new television ad features …

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 …

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 …

Switchgrass Shows Biofuel, Farming Potential but Still Costs More than Coal
July 26, 2013 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Dan Dickson (Business Lexington)  … “[Switchgrass is] one of four or five native, warm-season grasses used on farms in Kentucky. Those grasses were here when the first European settlers came to Kentucky,” said Ray Smith, …

Study Shows Benefits from Integration of Sweet Sorghum Juice in Corn Mash for Ethanol Production
May 14, 2013 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(United Sorghum Checkoff Program)  The Sorghum Checkoff in collaboration with the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (formerly the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center) is pleased to announce a successful bench-scale evaluation of sweet sorghum juice …

Company: New $15 Million Plant at Grain Facility in Owensboro Set for Fall Completion
March 13, 2013 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

(WCHS/Associated Press)  Work on a new $15 million glycerin refinery at Owensboro Grain Co.’s facility is set for completion by the fall and in full production by January.
Company Vice President John Wright told the Owensboro …

Hemp Has Untapped Market as Biofuel, Pikeville Businessman Says
February 27, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Janet Patton  (Kentucky.com)   Kentucky’s debate on hemp so far has centered on the marijuana question and the market question. But Roger Ford has one of his own: What about the energy question?
Ford, CEO …

Delta BioRenewables Company Hits Milestone
January 1, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Jackson Sun)   A Tennessee producer of sustainable feedstock has hit an important milestone by delivering its product to a plant in western Kentucky.
Officials say Delta BioRenewables, which is located in Memphis, Tenn., delivered …

Company Eyes Hemp as Feedstock for Biofuel, Power Generation
December 17, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An alternative energy company looking to build multiple energy beet-to-biofuel plants in Kentucky recently became the first corporation to join the Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association. Although federal rules …

UnNintendoed Consequences: Biofuels and the Feedstock Challenge
December 12, 2012 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been years of struggle to get cellulosic feedstock supply chains downfield.  Now, companies like Woodland Biofuels, Sweetwater Energy, Ceres, Delta BioRenewables and Commonwealth Agro-Energy are moving the chains.
…This week …

In Race to Develop Aviation Biofuels, Midwest Wants to Win
November 30, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …Commercial-scale development of aviation biofuels is still in the early stages, and as experts explained at the Airports Going Green conference in Chicago earlier in November, viable aviation biofuel industries would look …

University of Kentucky Project Looks at Creating Biofuel on the Farm
November 28, 2012 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Tim Thornberry (Business Lexington) …Producing biofuels on the farm, however, is a bit different and is the focus of a relatively new project being led by the University of Kentucky.
Sue Nokes, professor and department …

The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School Pleased to Announce a Partnership to Recycle Waste Cooking Oil
September 20, 2012 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative)  The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative and St. Francis School are pleased to announce a partnership to recycle Waste Cooking Oil.
Co-founded by St. Francis School parent Christian Thalacker, the Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative collects used …

Ethanol Plant Coming to Whitley County
September 7, 2012 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(WYMT-TV)  Pikeville-based Patriot Bioenergy Corporation has announced it will construct an ethanol plant in Whitley County, creating more than one hundred jobs.
For years now, ethanol has been used as an additive in gasoline to help …

Missouri Organizes for Energy Independence
August 23, 2012 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Like many states (or countries) that have limited oil reserves or reserves that are economically unfeasible to extract at this time – the path to energy independence lies generally in …

Alltech Installs Ethanol Distillation Tower
August 15, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Alltech has installed a 60-foot ethanol distillation tower at its production facility in Springfield, Ky. The plant produces natural animal health and nutrition products. The company invested $4 million dollars in …

Energy Beets for the Future of Kentucky Farms and Fuel
July 17, 2012 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Business Lexington)  Add “energy beets” to the cash crop list for Kentucky farmers. The high-sugar energy beet, a variety bred to serve the fuel/energy market, is now growing on test plots in Whitley and other …

Sorghum Fuel Processor Plans Demonstration Plant at Agricenter
July 17, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(The Commercial Appeal)  BioDimensions Delta BioRenewables (BDBR) will install a sweet sorghum processing facility at AgriCenter International after an investment from Epec Biofuels Holdings.
…“We consider industrial sugar to be ‘Nature’s Crude Oil’ and are making …

Company Promotes Sorghum for Ethanol Production
July 4, 2012 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Dan Modlin  (WKYUFM)  A firm based in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky is hoping more farmers raise sorghum to use in ethanol fuels production in the future. Southeast Biofuels has completed the first phase of a …

University of Cincinnati Collaboration Leads to Biodiesel Research
June 13, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Feoshia Henderson  (SoapboxMedia)  Fueled by a US EPA grant, University of Cincinnati faculty and students are leading an effort to transform cooking grease into biodiesel on a regional scale.
This project is a collaboration among UC, the …

Taking Fermentation to a New Level
February 27, 2012 – 8:12 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two companies develop new technologies aimed at revolutionizing fermentation
Understood since man first made beer, fermentation is an age-old process that has been developed to the point where it’s nearly …

State Incentives Approved for Expanding Companies
December 12, 2011 – 8:08 am | No Comment

by Scott Sloan (Kentucky.com/Herald-Leader)  The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority board approved tax incentives Thursday for companies, including Maker’s Mark Distillery, F.B. Purnell Sausage and Hitachi, that are considering new investments in the state. The …

The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative, MSD and the The Green Triangle in the 9th District Announce Waste Cooking Oil Recycling Partnership
December 2, 2011 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  The Louisville Biodiesel Cooperative, the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and The Green Triangle in the 9th District are pleased to announce a partnership to recycle Waste Cooking Oil.
The first recycling station is: Louisville …

South African Project Reaching for Ethanol, Biodiesel Co-Location
October 28, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  One World Clean Energy Inc. has secured its first memorandum of understanding to construct and commission a $115 million Integrated Biorefinery in South Africa, where it would produce10 megawatts …

2011 Kentucky Agricultural Summit and Pre-Summit Symposium Bioenergy: A World of Opportunity November 17-18 Louisville, KY
September 16, 2011 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
2011 Kentucky Agricultural Summit and  Pre-Summit Symposium   Bioenergy: A World of Opportunity    November 17-18   Louisville, KY

Kentucky Agriculture reflects all the unique features of the Commonwealth’s varied landscape: from the forests of eastern Kentucky, to the Bluegrass region’s horse farms, to the soybean and cornfields of the western parts of our …

Do Community Co-Ops Matter?
August 17, 2011 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Biodiesel co-ops are doing their part in the continued growth of the industry one 5-gallon jug of waste vegetable oil (WVO)  biodiesel at a time. If the 5 MMgy producers …

Hoover Algae-to-Oil Fuel Plant Fails to Get Grant
July 19, 2011 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Steve Irvine (The Birmingham News)  The Ohio-based company seeking to put a pilot plant in Hoover that would harvest oil from algae to form an alternative fuel didn’t receive the $45 million grant it …

Kentucky Researchers Unlock Promise of Ancient Algae Strain
July 14, 2011 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Luke  Geiver   (Biorefining Magazine)  Botryococcus braunii, an ancient strain of algae more than 500 million years old that researchers say is responsible for creating oil and coal shale deposits, may not grow fast …

Expanding Market and Future Use for Diesel Fuel and Vehicle Technology, Greater Use of Biodiesel in the Southeast and Prospects for Second Generation Renewable Diesel Fuels
May 23, 2011 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  A near-capacity room of Congressional staff members, industry and energy representatives gathered on Capitol Hill on May 13th to hear a diverse group of speakers – including U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett – …

UPS Begins Using Renewable Biodiesel at Major U.S. Hub
May 23, 2011 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PRNewsWire)  What can Brown do for you?  For a start, it’s making your world greener by using cleaner burning biodiesel.  The United Parcel Service began using biodiesel blends at its most vital hub …

UK Gets $6.9 Million Federal Grant to Help Reduce Reliance on Imported Oil
May 6, 2011 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Mary Meehan (Lexington Herald-Leader)  The University of Kentucky has received a $6.9 million federal grant to help reduce America’s reliance on imported oil, one of eight awards in the country.
“It’s going to be big,” …

USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America’s Reliance on Imported Oil
May 6, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

Projects will help develop sustainable, renewable biofuels in the U.S.
As part of the Obama Administration’s comprehensive plan to address rising gas prices, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced …

Alltech Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity at $200 Million Algae Facility in Kentucky
February 28, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(Alltech)  Alltech, a global leader in natural animal nutrition, cut the ribbon on its $200 million Alltech Algae plant in Winchester, Kentucky. Alltech Algae is a state-of-the-art algae fermentation facility that was acquired in 2010 from …

Biofuels Group Offering Grants to Kentucky High Schools
January 24, 2011 – 8:42 am | No Comment

(WKYT/AP)  The Kentucky Biofuels for Schools Program is offering grants to high schools in the state that design projects to teach, produce and use biofuels in their schools and community.
The Kentucky Biofuels for Schools Program is offering …

As Gas Prices Rise, State Looks at Fuel Alternatives
January 18, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Robyn L. Minor (Bowling Green Daily News)  Officials studying logistical challenges facing biofuel progress
With gas prices in December seeing the biggest jump in 18 months, consideration of alternative fuel development moves to the forefront.
“Gas …

Thorntons Adds E-85 to 36 Locations
January 5, 2011 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Thorntons is now offering E-85 Flex Fuel in 36 store locations — seven in Illinois, 11 in Indiana, 11 in Kentucky and seven in Tennessee, the company reported.  READ MORE

Farmers Encouraged to Plant Switchgrass
December 30, 2010 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(AP/The Ledger Independent)  A new program to explore the viability of biofuels is seeking to establish 700 acres of switchgrass fields and is offering financial assistance to Kentucky farmers.
The project follows another that began in 2007 …

Switchgrass Pilot Program Concluding
December 20, 2010 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Misty Maynard  (Maysville Ledger-Independent)  A multi-year pilot project researching the possibility of using switchgrass as a biofuel is drawing to an end, but a new program is seeking to establish 700 more acres of switchgrass …

Facility to Focus on Alternative Fuel Technology
November 1, 2010 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

by Ronica Shannon (The Richmond Register)  A new research facility at Eastern Kentucky University could help the state become a national leader in alternative fuel technology, according to Sixth District Congressman Ben Chandler.
Chandler was the …

Planting Seeds of Support: State Politicians Speak in Favor of Industrial Hemp
October 6, 2010 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Campbell Wood (Business Lexington)    “I’m a farmer, and that’s why I’m here tonight,” said State Senator Joey Pendleton, Hopkinsville-D, speaking at the Lexington Public Library after a showing of a documentary film, The Hemp Revolution, …

Lexington Woman Recognized for Innovative Environmental Leadership: Honoree Receives Audubon/Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship
October 6, 2010 – 8:14 am | No Comment

(Audubon) A Lexington, KY woman is the recipient of a national conservation fellowship, enabling her to bring biofuel education to Kentucky schools. TogetherGreen Fellow. Supported by a conservation alliance of Audubon and Toyota, the TogetherGreen …

Alltech to Create Large Algae Farm in Kentucky
May 19, 2010 – 7:12 am | No Comment

(Kentucky.com)  Alltech President Pearse Lyons said Monday that his company will announce in August the creation of a large algae factory in Kentucky to make bio-fuel and research new approaches for mitigating climate change.
Lyons declined to …

Kentucky Awards a Combined $530,000 to Develop Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Technologies
March 15, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(MFRTech)  Two Kentucky companies have been awarded a combined $530,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund. The state program provides public funds to promising, early-stage Kentucky companies developing and commercializing alternative fuels …

Renewable Energy Requirement Urged in Kentucky
February 11, 2010 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by James Bruggers (Courier-Journal.com)  Kentucky should join 27 other states that have adopted laws requiring that at least some electricity be generated from renewable energy sources, a governor’s task force recommends.  The task force also …

Biomass and Biofuels Development in Kentucky
January 15, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

An executive task force formed by Gov. Steve Beshear has forwarded to the governor its recommendations for advancing the discussion on the development of a biomass and biofuels industry in Kentucky. A report from the …

Kentucky Sets Biomass, Biofuel Production Goals
September 14, 2009 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Kentucky has developed a 21-member executive task force to facilitate the development of a statewide sustainable biomass and biofuels industry and to educate state legislators on the ability to …