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Tips for Biofuel Investment In Turbulent Times
October 30, 2014 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  As a biofuels plant, how do you make sound plant management and investment decisions in an environment of political turmoil? This was the theme of one of the panel discussions during …

Don’t Count It Out: Biofuels Industry Holds Much Promise
June 18, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Shankar Rampalli (Mordor Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   The verdict on biofuels is in, and the catchphrase seems to be over-promised and under-delivered. Biofuels have been in public use in some form or the other for …

Why We Are Producing Biofuels
March 4, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by  Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette)  In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the recent development of domestic supplies of fracked gas and petroleum, some …

Why We Are Producing Biofuels
February 11, 2014 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette) In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of advanced biofuels and the recent development of domestic supplies of fracked gas and petroleum, some …

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?
October 25, 2013 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal was to stimulate the development and use of low-carbon, next generation biofuels – to help …

Food Price Fears Push EU Lawmakers to Put a Lid on Biofuels Growth
September 12, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that biofuels can push up grain prices or damage the climate, further undermining the once booming …

Nexant Analyzes Next-Generation Sugar Technologies
May 2, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(Virtual-Strategy.com)
Nexant today announced the release of an assessment of next-generation and cellulosic sugar technologies. This new Nexant report—Cellulosic Sugars: Unlocking Biomass’ Potential—examines the different technology choices available.
“Cellulosic and other next-generation sugar processes are becoming technically robust, …

Biofuels Too Basic to Justify Binding EU 2030 Target: Oettinger
April 2, 2013 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Biofuels are not advanced enough yet to justify a specific binding 2030 EU renewable transport target, EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said Wednesday.
The EU has a binding 2020 target to source 20% of its …

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Partners Explore Next-Generation Biofuels
March 14, 2013 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Olga Rosca (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)  Next-generation biofuels produced from waste and agricultural residues can help save energy and improve the sustainability of companies operating in the agribusiness sector. The EBRD region offers …

RFA Releases “40 Facts About Ethanol” Video
February 28, 2013 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released a new video entitled “40 Facts About Ethanol.” It is a fast-paced, up-tempo, animated data-based review of ethanol past, present and future. To view this …

Industry Leaders to Support “Second Generation” Biofuels in All EU Transport Sectors
February 7, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels)  Involvement of policy makers and other industries, R&D programmes, financing, communications programmes for a cost-competitive and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels
The Chief Executive Officers of seven Leading European biofuel producers and …

$500 Million and No One to Dance with? Canada and Advanced Biofuels
November 18, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Canada’s $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund, five years after formation, gets close to making its first investments just as Canada’s leaders consider pulling the plug
It was the most amazing sovereign …

Better Plants for Biofuels
May 4, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  An article in F1000 Biology Reports (http://f1000.com/reports/biology) published today (May 2, 2012) argues that recent advances in knowledge mean that plant-derived biofuels could meet about 30% of the global demand for liquid transportation fuels, …

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 …

Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain
October 29, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment
Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain

Biofuel industry faces new challenges in both technology and regulation side in order to balance the production and the climate change. Global biofuel production is starting to become a top priority for everybody and has …

Next-Generation Biofuels: Near-Term Challenges
May 20, 2010 – 6:32 am | No Comment

by William Coyle  (Amber Waves)  Next-generation biofuel companies are using a variety of strategies to overcome high initial capital costs, limited access to low-cost biomass, and other hurdles to remain financially viable during pre-commercial development.
…There …

Green Jobs Highlighted at Expo
March 2, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Howard  (Fergus Falls Daily Journal) …(F)rom North Dakota State University, Dr. F. Larry Leistritz, a professor of agribusiness and applied economics, and Nancy Hodur, a research scientist in the same department, created a …

Australia is Pushing Biofuels from Low Cost, Non-Food Materials
December 29, 2009 – 11:49 am | One Comment

by Simon Grose  (TCE Today)  Algae, wood and sugarcane shared the honours in the bidding for funding through the Australian government’s Second generation Biofuels research and development program.  Announcing matching grants totaling A$14.4m ($12.1m) across seven …

The Evolution Of An Eco-Prophet
November 14, 2009 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by  Sharon Begley (Newsweek)  Interview with Al Gore: … But next-generation biofuels are a different story, he says. “The pathway that I think is likely to be the winner is enzymatic hydrolysis, which essentially uses engineered enzymes …

Biofuels ‘Done Right’ Can Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Provide Other Benefits
July 21, 2009 – 8:28 am | No Comment

by Chris Emery  (Princeton News)   Biofuels derived from renewable sources can be produced in large quantities and address many problems related to fossil fuels, including greenhouse gas emissions, but only if they are made from certain …

GAO Publishes Preliminary Observations on the Links between Water and Biofuels and Energy Production
July 13, 2009 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

While the effects of producing corn-based ethanol on water supply and water quality are fairly well understood, less is known about the effects of the next generation of biofuel feedstocks. … (L)ittle is known about …