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Farmers Looking at On-Farm Ethanol Plants
February 3, 2017 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Nat Williams (Illinois Farmer Today)  A handful of farmers are not just raising the crops that can be used as biofuels. They’re also working on producing the fuel itself.  A Minnesota-based company is in …

Global Bioenergies Finalizes Acquisition of Syngip Access to Third-Generation Resources
February 3, 2017 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Process expected to be profitable starting at $45 per barrel – Further improved
environmental benefit; Dilution of 1.1% for existing shareholders, possibly reaching 3.1%  —  Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE) has finalized the acquisition of Syngip …

Europeans Want EU Policy to Promote First-Generation Biofuels, New Survey Finds
January 24, 2017 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Europeans overwhelmingly support the use of conventional biofuels made from crops and believe EU policy should encourage it, according to an EU-wide opinion survey released today (23 January, 2017).

More than …

Notice of Analysis of the GHG Emissions Attributable to the Production and Transport of Sugar Beets for Use in Biofuel Production
January 19, 2017 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On January 18, 2017, EPA issued a notice of opportunity to comment on the Agency’s analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport of sugar beets for use …

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show
January 16, 2017 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore energy beet project proved to attract many visitors and a bit of buzz …

Global Bioenergies to Acquire Gas Fermentation Start-Up Syngip
December 23, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Syngip talked here about the possibility of producing liquid hydrocarbons from waste feedstocks at costs as low as €100 per ton. … What’s this deal all about? In two words, cheaper …

Global Business America Highlights Advanced Biofuels USA in Planet Green Section
December 22, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Global Business America, part of Global Business Publishing, highlighted Advanced Biofuels USA’s study of the feasibility of an energy beet project for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delmarva …

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
December 14, 2016 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, sugar …

Commission’s Proposal to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Ignores Science and Jeopardises Biofuel Investments
November 30, 2016 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) regrets the European Commission’s intentions to phase out, or significantly reduce, the use of conventional biofuels in Europe, contained in the proposed Renewable Energy Directive for the period …

EU Considering Halving Crop-Based Biofuels by 2030: Draft
November 30, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Sybille de La Hamaide and Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters)  The European Commission is considering halving the maximum amount of crop-based biofuels used in transport after 2020 over concerns they increase rather than …

European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support
November 30, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has publicly announced that it is considering a gradual phase out of first generation biofuels produced …

Ontario Innovative Sugarbeet Processors Cooperative Forms for Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks
November 21, 2016 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ontario,  the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre at Lambton College and Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park – collaboration with the OSGA and its partners – completed a techno-economic modelling feasibility study. …

Global Bioenergies Completes Construction of German Demo-Scale Plant
November 17, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which commenced in mid-2015.

It is located in the facility owned by the Fraunhofer CBP, on the …

Who’s Got Hot Lignin? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignin Production and Prospects
November 15, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Small Farm Conference–A Seriously Knowledge-Intensive Activity on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
November 14, 2016 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “I want to make this land productive again,” was a common refrain at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 13th Annual Small Farm Conference November 11-12.  Whether returning to …

Commission’s Biofuel Plans Will Cost Europe’s Cereal and Beet Farmers at least €2 Billion per Year
November 14, 2016 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  On the occasion of the World Ethanol & Biofuels conference taking place in Brussels, the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS), the European Confederation of Maize Production (CEPM), the International Confederation of European Beet …

Who’s Got the Hot Sugars? The Digest’s 2016 Guide to Lignocellulosic Sugars and Their Producers
November 14, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lignocellulosic sugars and lignin have become necessary intermediates for advancing research towards economically producing biofuels and bioproducts. Recently, the US Department of Energy issued a Request for Information: Cellulosic Sugar …

Get the Results of the Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information!
November 6, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The results of the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Cellulosic Sugar and Lignin Production Capabilities Request for Information (RFI) are now available on the RFI responses web page. This …

Can Beets Provide Wealth for the Shore and Fuel the World?
October 24, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow)  …   The beet plants bred by his (Frank Turano’s) company, meanwhile, appear to be largely free of disease. And they’re producing tubers up to twice the size of the commercial varieties growing …

Ag Field Days Are Always about Learning–We Were So Sure, Then We Found We Were Wrong!
October 1, 2016 – 11:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The purpose of Ag Field Days, education, goes both ways.  Those doing demonstrations and exhibits often learn just as much from those attending the events.

True again at the University …

Global Bioenergies Joins Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog in the “Bio-Based Gasoline Project” in Sweden
September 26, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (Alternext paris: ALGBE), Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog announce having joined forces to develop a high-performance fuel entirely based on forest resources. The consortium has signed a collaboration agreement to carry out a …

Russia Ethanol Production Set to Grow
September 19, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Eugene Gerden (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Impending tax abolishment to provide the impetus for the development of Russian ethanol industry.  —  Plans to lift a hefty excise tax on fuel ethanol by the Russian government are …

Turning Beets to BioFuel on Delmarva
September 16, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Todd Karli  (WBOC)  …  A group of students and scientists are exploring the idea that sugar beets, what they’re calling energy beets, can be converted into jet fuel, with the Navy keeping a watchful eye.

“This …

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project
September 7, 2016 – 1:00 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels USA, a Maryland based  501(c) 3 nonprofit educational organization, for a feasibility study of producing …

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota
August 25, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato waste, into biofuel. The North …

Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota — September 8, 2016 — Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany
August 12, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment
Interactive Workshop on Biomass Feedstocks – After the End of the Sugar Quota   —   September 8, 2016   —   Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany

The European Union is the world’s biggest producer of beet sugar and the principal importer of raw cane sugar for refining. The EU sugar market is regulated by production quotas, a minimum beet price and …

Crossing the Chasm to Scale: S2G Goes Commercial with Bioglycols
June 20, 2016 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They call it the Valley of Death, but it’s a complete misnomer. It’s the “nearly impassible Khumbu Icefalls” of Death — filled with chasms, crevasses and painful progress towards the …

Start-up to Scale-up: An Interview with Global Bioenergies CEO Marc Delcourt
May 19, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(ACS Green Chemistry Institute)  Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies in the world and the only one in Europe to develop a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation. The company …

AkzoNobel Teams up with Royal Cosun to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Processing
May 19, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Dutch chemicals giant AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a new partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing.

The partnership will combine Royal Cosun’s specialist …

Renewable Specialty Chemicals: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics
May 19, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, …

Farmers to Have Role in Changing Ethanol Industry
May 4, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Rose Spangler (Lancaster Farming)  Ethanol isn’t a new concept. Using corn to make it isn’t either. And Pennsylvania even has a plant to create it, Pennsylvania Grain Processing LLC in Clearfield, which is capable …

Planned Project to Produce Ethanol, Chemicals from Beets on Hold
May 4, 2016 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Prairie Business Magazine)  Industrial grade sugar beets, which can be used to produce ethanol and plastic, may become a farm crop for central North Dakota in the future, although the …

California Wants Back $1.7M From Biofuel Project
April 13, 2016 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Elizabeth Warmerdam (Courthouse News Service)  California sued a bioenergy company, claiming it improperly spent as much as $1.7 million in public money targeted for equipment purchases for a project to refine sugar beets into …

German Sugarbeet Consumption for Ethanol Jumps 9% in 2015
February 23, 2016 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, sugarbeet led the way in 2015 with 9% more used for ethanol production than the previous year, while production from feed grain fell nearly 2%, with overall production …

Researchers ‘Explode’ Sugar Beet Cells for Faster Fermentation
February 15, 2016 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a very promising technology in which cells are exploded to create a faster and cheaper fermentation process.

“The sugar from sugar beet can be …

The Latest in Gevolution
February 3, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Meanwhile, Praj and Gevo announced a monster hook-up here for converting ethanol distilleries to isobutanol.

Here’s the structure: Praj would be the customer-facing entity marketing Gevo’s isobutanol technology to Praj’s existing …

Biofuels for Transport in Germany
January 27, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(Task 39 Newsletter) …  This article briefly introduces the regulative framework in the EU and in Germany before addressing current developments and perspectives of conventional and advanced biofuels.  …  The main instruments for decarbonizing the …

Florida Treasure Coast Farm-to-Fly Aviation Biofuel Project Starts Feasibility Study
January 19, 2016 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On January 7th, the Florida Treasure Coast Education, Research and Development Authority (TCERDA) held a Kickoff Meeting in Ft. Pierce for their Farm-to-Fly Aviation Biofuel feasibility study. This …

Any Alcohol into Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Byogy
January 4, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet …

California Energy Commission Cancels Deal with Mendota Bioenergy
December 11, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In California, amongst a notice awarding $5 million in grants for solar, hydrogen and other renewable energy projects from the California Energy Commission was an announcement that an order terminating …

First Commercial! Construction Underway in Minnesota for Green Biologics
December 4, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In Minnesota, construction is now underway at the Green Biologics bio-based n-butanol and acetone manufacturing facility in Little Falls, MN. The existing manufacturing site, formerly known as The Central …

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian Opportunity
November 30, 2015 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer, system analysis and integration. We operate …

Hamrick Engineering Granted Patent for Extracting Sugars and Nanocellulose from Biomass
November 17, 2015 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Hamrick Engineering/Your Oil and Gas News)  Hamrick Engineering is pleased to announce the granting of a broad patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

“This ground-breaking …

New Study Provides A Boost To UK Renewable Fuel Industry
November 12, 2015 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(Rural Energy News)  The conclusions of five years of field research, released today, show that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by the UK’s arable sector are significantly lower than previously thought. The report is …

UK Study Shows Greater GHG Benefits from Biofuels
November 4, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The conclusions of five years of field research in the UK show that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by the UK’s arable sector are significantly lower than previously thought. …

Break out the Bubbly: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Champagne-Ardennes in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 22, 2015 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Addressing the Western Europe market, creating a European unit with optimal operating range, or seeking to operate a facliity and watching the opex?  We can send you in the right …

H1 Bioethanol Output in Germany Inches up but Demand Falls 3.7%
September 11, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(See News Renewables)  … According to the newly-released figures, food crops again accounted for the largest share of Germany’s bioethanol output at nearly 63.4%. Meanwhile, there was a 21.1% year-on-year jump in the production of ethanol …

The Isobutene Process Successfully Uses Xylose, the “Wood Sugar”
August 24, 2015 – 10:55 am | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  The isobutene process was first developed by Global Bioenergies using glucose derived from cereals such as wheat or corn. Early in 2015, the company announced that the process was compatible with crude “second …

USDA GAIN Report Highlights EU Ethanol, Biodiesel Markets
August 17, 2015 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s liquid biofuel industry, including information related to ethanol …

Plant Sensory Systems Forms Subsidiary Company, Just Beets LLC
July 30, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Plant Sensory Systems)  Just Beets LLC to Sell Plant Sensory Systems’ Proprietary Beet Seeds  —  Plant Sensory Systems, LLC (PSS) announced the formation of a subsidiary company, Just Beets LLC, to produce, sell and distribute …

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success
July 30, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Biofuels Journal)  Greenbelt Resources Corp. has developed a feedstock testing program so potential cellulosic ethanol producers can see if their enterprise will succeed at commercial scale by processing a certain feedstock.

Darren Eng, …

Pulp2Value: European Project Realises New Value Chains for Sugar Beet
July 16, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen UR) Wageningen URFood & Biobased Research is launching a large-scale European project in collaboration with Cosun (coordinating partner) and ten businesses from the Netherlands and abroad to extract more value from sugar beet pulp. After …

EU Approves Funding for Circular Bioeconomy Projects
July 6, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, has approved the funding of 10 projects totaling €120 million ($132.66 million) to boost …

EU Green Lights €120M in Advanced Bioeconomy Projects
June 29, 2015 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brussels, The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to …

Energy Beets Slow to Catch on in North Dakota
March 31, 2015 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving forward.

Attendance was light for a recent series of grower meetings about energy, or industrial, sugar …

California Demo Produces First Low-Carbon, Whole-Beet Ethanol
March 26, 2015 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Results from Mendota Bioenergy LLC’s Phase I demonstration plant in Fresno County, California, arrived last week, and were quite favorable, reported project manager, Jim Tischer. “We’ve made the …

Biofuel Beets Meetings Scheduled in 3 North Dakota Cities
March 18, 2015 – 9:20 am | No Comment

(The Washington Times/AP)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding educational meetings in three cities this week.  KOVC radio reports that the Green Vision Group …

Farmers Look to Legislature for Expansion Paths
February 20, 2015 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Don Davis (Daily Globe)  Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging …

Beet Ethanol Demonstration Project to Begin Next Month
November 21, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Ben Keller (The Business Journal)  A new source of transportation fuel may soon flow from the Central Valley if a pilot-scale biorefinery wrapping up later this year in Fresno County proves successful in converting …

White Lists: A Proactive Approach to Risk Reduction for the Bioenergy Industry
August 26, 2014 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Doria Gordon (The Nature Conservancy/Biofuels Digest)   Cultivation of bioenergy crops is predicted to increase to between 27 and 120 million acres by 2022 in order to meet the renewable energy needs of the …

Answers for Your Questions about the Bioeconomy, Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals and Bioproducts
August 14, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows …

Brazil’s GOL to Start International Flights using Newly-Certified Amyris/Total Renewable Jet Fuel
August 11, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Less than a month after approval for commercial use by fuel certification body ASTM International, Brazilian carrier GOL has announced it is to begin flying with blended farnesane renewable jet fuel developed by the …

Ireland Forced to Import 84% of Biofuel Needed
August 6, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Donnelly (Agriland) Ireland imported 126 liters of biofuels in 2013, 84% of what we used, according to An Taisce.

An Taisce says the EU biofuels policy is failing to meet one of its key aims, namely, …

Sugar Rush at Ethanol Plant Fuels fight with Nebraska Corn Farmers
July 22, 2014 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters)  An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugar beets, and corn farmers are suing to stop it – a small-town dispute that offers an unusual …

A-Gas Launches ‘Even Greener’ Carbon Dioxide, Derived from Sugar Beet
June 3, 2014 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by  Andrew Gaved (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine)  Refrigerant, branded ‘eCO2’, offers sustainable sourcing and lower moisture content than current offerings, distributor claims.  In a first for the UK, A-Gas has launched a new high specification …

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 …

Sugar, Not Oil
April 3, 2014 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)  No more oil – renewable raw materials are the future. This motto not only applies to biodiesel, but also to isobutene, a basic product used in the chemical industry. In a pilot plant researchers …

European Report Shows Increased ILUC Levels for Ethanol
April 1, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Commission’s Joint Research Center recently published a new report on indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions from biofuels. The study presents the results of a new run …

Developers of Project to Convert Sugar Beets into Ethanol Looking for Commitment from Growers
March 12, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Dave Kolpack (Associated Press/Star Tribune)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol have preached patience for the last five years. Now they’re looking …

Endophytics, LLC Announces an Advanced Biofuel and Green Chemicals Technology Platform Utilizing Fungi
March 4, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Virtual-Strategy.com)   Changing the way the world looks at the source of hydrocarbons for biofuels and sustainable green chemicals, Endophytics LLC announces a new technology platform in Bozeman, Montana that is receiving attention from many throughout …

Search Is Underway for Site of First Industrial Sugarbeet Plant
February 11, 2014 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Dale Hildebrant (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Tuesday, Jan. 28, marked the beginning of a five-city tour for the steering committee of BeetsAll Biofuel in their search for a site for the first industrial beet plant …

Nonsugar Sugar Beet Promo Prompts Interest
February 4, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (AgWeek)  “Industrial beets” is now the preferred moniker for beets being promoted for growing outside the Red River Valley to make things such as industrial sugar components or “green” ethanol, but not …

Info Meetings on Energy Beets Set around North Dakota
January 31, 2014 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

(Bismark Tribune)  Informational meetings are being held in several North Dakota cities this week to update farmers on the effort to develop a biofuel sugar beet industry in the state.

The development of beets as a …

Beating the Drum for Industrial Beets
December 31, 2013 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Ag Week)  The promoter of an idea to raise sugar beets to be converted into energy and chemicals says 13 communities in central North Dakota could be home to processing …

CRG Researchers Sequence and Analyse For the First Time Sugar Beet Genome
December 20, 2013 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

(Alpha Galileo/Centre for Genomic Regulation)  The study, published in Nature today, describes the sugar beet reference genome sequence generated by researchers both from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG),  the Max Planck Institute for Molecular …

New Zealand Company to Open Kearney Plant, Office
December 11, 2013 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(Sioux City Journal/Associated Press)  A New Zealand company plans to move its headquarters to Kearney and set up a production plant for its biomass resin product.

The plant will use distillers grains to produce a functional …

Forfieted Idaho Beet Sugar Used for Ethanol
December 6, 2013 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by John O’Connell (Capital Press) Ethanol plants in Idaho, Oregon and California are making ethanol from beet sugar forfeited by Amalgamated Sugar Co.

Pacific Ethanol plants in Burley, Boardman, Ore., and Stockton, Calif., have started making ethanol …

Lithuanian proposal Seems a Missed Opportunity to Incentivise Best Performing Biofuels
December 5, 2013 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(ePURE) After one year of heated debates on the ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) file, the Lithuanian Presidency has put forward a proposal which no longer incentivises best performing biofuels.  The distinction between the performance of the …

Molasses Can Supply 1/3 of Ukraine’s Biofuel Need, Says Official
October 18, 2013 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian  Journal)  The volume of molasses made in Ukraine in a year is enough to produce only 100,000 tons of bioethanol, which is one third of the country’s needs for 2014, Director of Ukrprodspilka Mykola …

Energy Beet Group Working toward Commercialization
September 24, 2013 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Helgaas  (Maynard Helgaas, president of Green Vision Group) is saying that commercializing the first energy beet plant is planned for 2014 to 2015. “Energy beets will benefit rural North Dakota communities, …

An Ethanol-Fueled Comeback for Sugar Beets
September 23, 2013 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Alice Daniel  (California Report)  California once grew a lot of sugar beets to supply the state’s sugar mills. Most of those the mills are closed now, and farmers have turned to other row crops. But …

USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
September 19, 2013 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced another iteration of the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP). These invitations are subsequent to the first series of …

Report: Strong Potential for Biofuel Industry in Atlantic Canada
September 9, 2013 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Atlantic Council for Bioenergy Co-operative, in partnership with BioAtlantech New Brunswick, has released a report demonstrating a strong business case for the development of a biofuels industry in …

Annual EU Report Projects Increased Ethanol Production
August 26, 2013 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agriculture Information Network, reporting that approximately 20 percent of transportation biofuel used …

4C-Able Future: Biobased Butanol, Butadiene and BDO Are Having a Hot Year
August 22, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s been quite a year on the four-carbon platform — also known as C4, 4C, buta-something, Fantastic Four, or what have you.

Though two-carbon fuels such as ethanol have long dominated …

USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
August 20, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that purchase invitations have been extended to solicit bids to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) through the Feedstock …

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor
July 24, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the IFAD-ICRAF Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops, an initiative focused on providing clean …

Lowering Ethanol’s Carbon Footprint with Energy Beets
July 2, 2013 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Keith Loria (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mendota Bioenergy’s plan to turn energy beets to ethanol moves to demonstration scale in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

The future of advanced biofuels is in beets. At least that’s the thinking …

US Sugar-for-Ethanol Plan Advances
July 2, 2013 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(Business Recorder)  The US government is close to buying surplus sugar to sell to ethanol producers at a loss, in an effort to bolster weak domestic sugar prices and avoid losing hundreds of millions of …

Sugar for Food, Fuel and Power: The ISO Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference in New York City
May 16, 2013 – 7:58 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  What used to be known as “The New York Sugar Conference” has become “The ISO and Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference” with a record-setting number of attendees (350 from …

Public Invited to Bon Secour Farm for Rare Glimpse into the Potentially Sweet Future of Alternative Fuels
May 9, 2013 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Dute (AL.com)  Corporate America does not often invite the public into the research and development process of products that could potentially revolutionize how their vehicles are fueled, how plastics are made and even …

Energy Beet Juice Can Be Stored for Ethanol Production
May 7, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(North Dakota State University Extension/Farm & Ranch Guide)  …At North Dakota State University, the feasibility of using new sugarbeet varieties, known as energy beets, for ethanol production is under study. Energy beets have characteristics very …

California Farmers Team up to Build Bio-Refinery that Will Convert Sugar Beets to Ethanol
March 25, 2013 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Washington Post)  Amid the vast almond orchards and grape fields that surround Five Points in California’s Central Valley, a once-dominant crop that has nearly disappeared from the state’s farms is making a comeback: sugar …

Sugar Beet Feedstock Use Increases in Germany
March 15, 2013 – 8:51 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bundesverband der deutschen Bioethanolwirtschaft (BDBe), a German ethanol trade organization, has released production statistics for 2012. According to the organization, German ethanol production increased by 7.4 percent last …

HGCA Helps Reopen Market Opportunities for Arable Crops in the Biofuels Supply Chain
March 14, 2013 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Home Grown Cereals Authority) An HGCA-led review of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions figures has reopened market opportunities in the biofuels supply chain potentially worth several million pounds each year. 

Revised GHG figures, supplied by HGCA, …

Mendota Beet Ethanol Plant Waits on $5M Grant
February 28, 2013 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(The Business Journal)  Developers of a planned biorefinery in Mendota are hoping to get $5 million from the California Energy Commission as part of a program to encourage the development of alternative fuels.

The pilot-scale biorefinery …

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 …

DEFRA Releases UK Biofuel Feedstock Production Statistics
February 22, 2013 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recently published experimental statistics on the area of crops grown for bioenergy from 2008 through 2011. According to DEFRA, approximately …

Beets Being Considered for Ethanol Production
February 22, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Holdman (Bismark Tribune) Research scientists at Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory are testing sugar beets as a new source of ethanol.

Igathi Cannayen presented his research this week at the lab’s annual research conference …

Canadian Government Invests in Biofuel Initiatives
February 19, 2013 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian government has announced investments in two projects that will benefit the biofuel and biorefining industries. On Feb. 13, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced a $600,000 investment that …

Harper Government Helps Find Sweet New Uses for Sugar Beets
February 14, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)  Sugar beet growers are finding new and innovative uses for their crops thanks to support from the Harper Government. Member of Parliament LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat), on behalf of Agriculture Minister …

Oklahoma State University Using Sweet Sorghum to Develop Biofuels
January 2, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Sean Hubbard  (EdmondSun.com)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture, United Sorghum Checkoff Program, Oklahoma Bioenergy Center and the South Central Sun Grant Program have taken note and funded the majority of the research of Danielle …

Plant Sensory Systems Awarded $1.8 Million from ARPA-E to Engineer Beets for Biofuel
December 30, 2012 – 11:04 am | No Comment

(Plant Sensory Systems, LLC)  The Award Will Support the Development of High-Output, Low-Input Energy Beets, Optimized for Biofuel Production

Plant Sensory Systems, LLC today announced the award of $1.8 million in funding from the US Department of …

Ethanol Plant Gets Clean Environmental Report
December 20, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(CBC News)  Ethanol plant gets clean environmental report

A major ethanol research facility in Cornwall, P.E.I. is one step closer to opening.
At a public meeting Tuesday night, Stantec Consulting said it found there is would be …

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 …

Most U.K. Crops Meet Environmental Biofuel Standards, AHDB Says
December 14, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Whitney McFerron   (Bloomberg)  Most rapeseed, sugar beet and wheat crops in the U.K. meet environmental standards for use in biofuels, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board said.

Ninety-seven percent of the country’s rapeseed, all …

BioMCN Signs Agreement for Biogas
November 28, 2012 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(BioMCN) Suiker Unie, GasTerra and BioMCN sign agreement for production and delivery of biogas

The companies Suiker Unie, GasTerra and BioMCN signed a biogas supply agreement at the official opening of the Suiker Unie biomass fermentor at …

Energy Beets for Ethanol
November 16, 2012 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  “Energy beets” have proven to produce double the ethanol of corn per acre in research studies. But what are the full economics and will a large-scale demonstration ethanol plant using …

Open up the RFS, Says Ethanol Across America White Paper
November 5, 2012 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  KATZEN International chief says generation 1.5 ethanol is the key path to reaching RFS2 targets – with new feedstocks, advanced fermentation plants.

Phil Madson, President of KATZEN International, has authored a …

3rd Commercial Farm Africa March 19-20, 2013 Accra, Ghana
November 2, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment
3rd Commercial Farm Africa  March 19-20, 2013    Accra, Ghana

“Into Africa- Building Local Markets, Improving Farm Productivity & Increasing ROI”

” Key highlights

Climate change and the impact on global agriculture market
Investment opportunities & land utilization in Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia …

Studies Show Energy Beets Can Be Grown in Non-Traditional Sugarbeet Areas
September 26, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Sue Roesler  (Minnesota Farm Guide)  Energy beets are growing hardy for the second year in a row in crop fields south of Minot’s NDSU Northern Research Extension Center near Minot, N.D.

They will soon be …

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 …

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 …

SEMO Opens New Biofuels Research Field in Sikeston
July 23, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jill Bock  (Standard Democrat/Southeast Missourian)  …Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its Biomass/Biofuels Research and Demonstration Field at Southeast’s Sikeston campus Thursday morning. A $200,000 two-year grant …

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 …

Growing Better Biofuel Crops
July 5, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.

…Conversion of biomass is currently the most …

USDA Deregulates GMO Sugar Beets — Again
June 5, 2012 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Mateusz Perkowski   (Capital Press)  The USDA has decide to again fully deregulate genetically engineered sugar beets that are resistant to glyphosate herbicides.

The agency has found that the crop doesn’t pose a plant pest risk …

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 …

Energy Beets: Who Will Leap First?
April 16, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North American sugar-to-ethanol strategy differs from Brazil’s, Europe’s

…North Dakota-based Green Vision Group is resolutely moving forward with a plan to build multiple 20 MMgy dedicated energy beet plants in …

Government Drags Feet on Biofuel Project
March 28, 2012 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Business Day) State wants industry to source feedstock from small-scale farmers, writes Hopewell Radebe

The government has not moved an inch on the proposal by the farming community to include maize as an alternative crop for …

Central Valley Beet Growers Closer to Massive Bioenergy Plant
March 28, 2012 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Harry Cline (Western Farm Press)  Former sugar beet growers on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley are expected to learn next month whether they’ll be able to take the next step in …

Grafton Ethanol Plant Owners to Meet with Sugar Beet Growers
March 23, 2012 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(Grand Forks Herald)  Energae LP, the group planning to reopen the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., will conduct a meeting at noon Friday for sugar beet growers.

The meeting will be at Marketplace …

Grafton Ethanol Plant Could Re-open
March 7, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(WDAZ-TV) The former Alchem Ethanol plant in Grafton could re-open later this year. When it does, it will be turning sugar beets into the alternative fuel instead of corn.  READ MORE and MORE (Grand Forks Herald)

Sh12 Billion Biofuel Complex Set to Be Constructed in Bungoma
March 5, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Daily Nation)  A Sh12 billion biofuel complex to produce fuel ethanol from tropical sugar beet will be started in Bungoma, with construction commencing immediately. The first trail run is expected early next year.

The company, Webco, …

Biofuel Said a Sustainable Fuel Source
February 27, 2012 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(UPI)  Growing crops for fuel as opposed to refining fossil fuels and substituting bioethanol for gasoline is a sustainable energy strategy, Japanese researchers say.

In a study published in the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation …

S.Africa Sees $258 mln Ethanol Plant by 2014
February 22, 2012 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Wendell Roelf  (Reuters Africa)  South Africa plans to invest 2 billion rand ($258.5 million) to build an ethanol plant and help a nascent biofuels sector that could reduce the country’s reliance on imported fuel, …

In Ukraine Sugar Beets Will Be Used in the Production of Biofuel
February 20, 2012 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(Pellets-Wood.com)  The Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine announced that it intends to allocate 40 million tons of sugar beet for the production of biofuel. It will reduce the volume of imports of fuel and, in …

Energy Beet Project Gets Funds, Aims for Advanced Biofuel Status
February 13, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A project aiming for energy beet-to-ethanol production in North Dakota hit some significant milestones recently. Putting the project a big step closer to reality is $1 million in funding …

North Dakota State University Partner in $1 Million Energy Beet Project
February 3, 2012 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(AgWeek/NDSU Agriculture Communication)  A project that will develop an advanced biofuel from energy beets and provide growers across North Dakota with a new industrial crop is taking another important step forward, fueled by a significant …

Biodiesels Pollute More than Crude Oil, Leaked Data Show
January 31, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels such as palm oil, soybean and rapeseed are higher than those for fossil fuels when the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) are counted, according to leaked EU …

Canadian Company Works to Showcase Closed-Loop Ethanol Plant
December 30, 2011 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  By the end of January, Atlantic BioEnergy Corp. expects to be producing ethanol at its new $6.2 million demonstration plant in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island. The 79,000 gallon a …

Boyacá Will Build First Beet Based Ethanol Plant
December 15, 2011 – 10:56 am | No Comment

(La Republica) Bogotá for the first quarter of 2012 would begin building the first plant producing ethanol from sugar beet, a project that has been brewing for four years, and became the first of its …

Group Seeks Classification as Advanced Biofuel for Energy Beets
December 7, 2011 – 9:03 am | No Comment

by Sue Roesler (Farm & Ranch Guide)    Cole Gustafson, department chair of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University, said while there’s more concerns about corn ethanol at the …

Prince Edward Island Agency Backed for Beet Ethanol Plant
December 5, 2011 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(Alberta Farmer)  A company set up to develop a commercially viable way of using Prince Edward Island beets as an ethanol feedstock has been backed to build a demonstration-scale processing plant.

Atlantec BioEnergy Corp., which for …

Sugar Beet Industry Could Create 5,000 Jobs
December 5, 2011 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Suzanne Lynch  (Irish Times)  SOME 5,000 jobs could be created by the revival of the sugar beet industry, according to a feasibility study by the Irish Sugar Beet Bio-Refinery Group.

The PWC-backed study is calling …

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield
October 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been produced by researchers in the US.

…”The US biofuels target for 2022 is 136 billion litres,” Matt …

Sugar Could Be Produced Again, Says Minister
September 13, 2011 – 9:35 am | No Comment

SEÁN Mac Connell (Irish Times)  Ireland could be producing sugar and ethanol again when the European Commission ends its current quota system in 2016, the Agricultural Science Association annual conference in Maynooth heard yesterday.

Minister for Agriculture …

North Dakota State University Researchers Develop Revolutionary Biobased Technology From Crop Materials Produced in North Dakota
August 22, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(North Dakota State University)  Several crops produced in North Dakota could play a significant role in biobased resins and coatings recently developed by researchers at North Dakota State University. Scientists at NDSU have developed biobased …

Valley Plants Plan to Make Corn-Free Ethanol
June 20, 2011 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Tim Sheehan (The Fresno Bee) Two plants aim for biofuels made without corn.

With corn prices up and demand rising, work is under way in the Valley to develop two biorefineries to make ethanol without …

Aiming for the Complete Utilization of Sugar-Beet Pulp: Examination of the Effects of Mild Acid and Hydrothermal Pretreatment Followed by Enzymatic Digestion.(Research)
June 15, 2011 – 7:12 am | No Comment

Stefan Kuhnel; Henk A Schols; Harry Gruppen (Biotechnology for Biofuels/Highbeam Business)  Sugar-beet pulp (SBP) consists of up to 75% w/w of carbohydrates (dry matter). Arabinose, glucose and galacturonic acid (GA) are the main sugar moieties …

Talking Tubers—Energy Beets to Ethanol
May 19, 2011 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Dakota State University)  …Why beets? The Northern Plains is the nation’s lowest-cost producer of sugar due to a favorable growing climate and cold winters that extend feedstock storage and …

Low Cost Sugars? The Beet Goes On
April 1, 2011 – 6:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …For hot technology companies such as Amyris, Solazyme, LS9, Cobalt and Virent, it all comes down to low-cost sugars.

Which brings us to the case of that other sugar source: your …

Sugar Beet Acreage Could Rise as Alternative Uses Are Developed
March 16, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

by Philip Case (Farmers Weekly Interactive)  Sugar beet is on the cusp of benefitting from a host of technological advances that could increasingly see it grown for uses other than to create sugar, according to the director …

Maize Farmers Lobby to Supply Biofuel Industry
March 14, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

by Stephanie Nieuwoudt  (Interpress Service News Agency)  South African maize farmers are pushing hard to change a government decision to exclude their crops as feedstock for bioethanol, in view of food security concerns.

Shortly after the government …

Greener Role for Sugar Beet, Norfolk Growers Told
March 4, 2011 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Michael Pollitt   (EDP24)   …Gino De Jaegher, British Sugar’s managing director, told the 300 delegates at the John Innes Centre on Norwich Research Park: “The future offers even more opportunity. In future sugar …

Prince Edward Island Firm to Design Pilot-Scale Ethanol Plant
February 1, 2011 – 10:01 am | No Comment

(CBC News)  Diversified Metal Engineering in Charlottetown has been awarded the contract to design and build a pilot-scale ethanol plant, but it’s not on P.E.I.

It will be located in Edmundston at the New Brunswick Community College …

Penn State Demonstrates Biofuel Crops for PA
January 25, 2011 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Kelsey McNeeley and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA/Lancaster Farming)  In 2002, Penn State University began using 20 percent (B20) biodiesel fuel on campus in the division of farm operations.  Because of their expertise in biodiesel, Penn …

Finding Common Ground: Stay Halts Destruction of Planted Sugar Beets
January 14, 2011 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(BIO tech NOW)  BIO and government make case for allowing interim planting of genetically biotech beets until APHIS completes its environmental impact statement

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a …

Forum Editorial: Ethanol from Beets Promising
December 28, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(The Forum of Fargo-Morehead)   The use of a specialized sugar beet to produce ethanol could be a breakthrough in weaning the industry off corn. An announcement a few days ago of plans to build a …

Novasep and Danisco Announce the First Betaine Industrial Production Process from Bioethanol Side-Stream
December 17, 2010 – 9:43 am | No Comment

(Novasep)  Joint project will offer a cost-effective, environmentally friendly process to produce betaine, an animal feed ingredient in short supply

Novasep Process, the bioprocess division of Novasep, a leading supplier of manufacturing solutions to the life sciences …