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US House Agriculture Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Future of Next Generation Biofuels

Tim Holden (D-PA) chair of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, held hearings concentrating on the future of next generation biofuels.   Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development

October 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Hauling Garbage with Fuel Created from Garbage

At Frederick County’s Solid Waste Options presentation, Dave Specca, Assistant Director of the Rutgers EcoComplex described how landfill gases fuel compressed natural gas garbage trucks at the EcoComplex.  Watch video

October 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Jet Fuel Studies a “GR-8” (Great R-8) Success

In support of the Department of Defense Assured Fuels Initiative for securing domestic fuel sources to meet the military’s energy needs, Air Force Research Laboratory and the Southwest Research Institute

October 30, 2009 Read Full Article

NASCAR, Rooted in Fossil Fuels, Turning over New, Green Leaf

by Nate Ryan  (USA Today)  …The concept might seem incongruous in a sport inherently tied to an internal combustion engine that many find synonymous with global warming, but NASCAR, despite

October 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Senator Charles Grassley Speaks Out Against Inappropriate Use of International Indirect Land Use Change Analysis

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley:    Biofuels and the Environmental Protection Agency     Thursday, October 29, 2009 …  The first issue I’m speaking about relates to the EPA’s proposal to

October 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Research into Renewable Biofuel Set to Reduce Reliance on Fossil Diesel Imports

(Alpha Galileo) Aston University in Birmingham, UK is involved in a € 3.73m (£3.4 million) research project, which will transform organic residues from biofuel production processes into a renewable biofuel that

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Midwestern Legislators Group Moves in Support of Ethanol and Sound Science

(National Corn Growers Association)  The Midwest Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments issued a series of resolutions recently containing policy resolutions adopted that aim to increase the use

October 29, 2009 Read Full Article

The BioWorld® Biofuels Report 2009: Lane-Changing Trends and Fork-in-the-Road Dynamics

The contemporary biofuels market, born amid the chaos of the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973, has alternately sputtered, stalled and lurched, but has yet to cruise at its objective speed

October 29, 2009 Read Full Article

New Facility Showcases World’s First Commercially Viable Flex-Ethanol Process

With gas prices continually in flux, interest in domestically produced bio-fuels like ethanol (E85) is on the rise. Recently, Coskata Inc., a leading developer of alternative bio-fuels, announced the successful

October 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Concerned about Flaws in DOE Loan Program

 Dear Secretary Chu: The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the national trade association representing the U.S. ethanol industry, is writing to express our concern about the current operation and direction of

October 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Cleantech Group Announce Launch of Government Funding Resource

The publicly available tool–driven by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati content–aggregates and frequently updates the numerous financing opportunities, such as grants, loan guarantees, tax credits, and other programs, being offered

October 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Quebec Company Turns Trash Into Fuel

by John Lorinc  (New York Times) Enerkem, a green energy company based in Quebec, has developed an alternative approach to mining the carbon out of non-recyclable plastics, construction waste and other

October 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Bio Base Europe Training Centre on Track for 2011 Opening

Bio Base Europe, the Biopark Terneuzen and Ghent Bio-Energy Valley joint initiative launched in April 2009, has said its new bio-focused Training Centre is on course to open in early

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Future Needs Low Carbon Fuel

(Novozymes)  … “The article in Science overlooks one important fact: Biofuels recycle atmospheric carbon while fossil fuels release carbon that has been stored underground for millions of years. In the

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Univ. of Minnesota Spin-Out Wins $2.2M Federal Grant

by Katharine Grayson  (Minneapolis-St.Paul Business Journal)  BioCee Inc. a startup that’s commercializing technology invented by a University of Minnesota professor, has received a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

ARPE-E Awards $151 Million in Advanced Energy R&D – Pyrolysis, Algae, Butanol, CO2 Capture among Hot Technologies Funded

In California, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that ARPA-E — the Department’s recently-formed Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy — has awarded $151 million in funding for 37 research projects.  Biofuels

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

US Seeking Partnership with Philippines in Research on Biofuel

(Philstar.com)  Visiting US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday that the US government is seeking partnership with the Philippines in terms of research on biofuel. Speaking at a press

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

The Global Oil Depletion Report

The ‘peak oil’ debate is polarised, contentious and characterised by competing interpretations of the available data.  A growing number of commentators are forecasting a near-term peak in global oil production

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

BIOOCTANIC, Zagreb, Croatia

Our solution is creation of utility towers used for production of bio fuel and city air recuperation. The idea is to place these towers on positions of existing petrol stations

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Background Paper on Biofuel Production Technologies

The International Centre of Science and High Technology of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ICS-UNIDO) has been promoting programmes on capacity building and knowledge transfer in developing countries in

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Use of Forests as Carbon Offsets Fails to Impress In First Big Trial

by Juliet Eliperin (Washington Post)  More than a decade ago in the northeast corner of Bolivia, a group of polluters and environmentalists joined forces in the first large-scale experiment to

October 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Cosan Sees 2010/11 Cane Crush at 58 mln T

by Inae Riveras  (Reuters)  … Brazil’s largest sugar and ethanol producing group, said it expects to crush 58 million tonnes of cane in 2010/11 (April-March), up from 54 million tonnes

October 27, 2009 Read Full Article

Brazil Drivers Ditch Biofuel Over High Sugar Costs

by Peter Murphy (Reuters)  Some Brazilian motorists who fuel their cars solely on cane-based ethanol are switching back to gasoline as high sugar prices now make the biofuel more costly in

October 27, 2009 Read Full Article

The BB Gun – the DOE’s “BB” Rating Requirement Blasts Diversity in Clean Energy Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Washington, the US Department of Energy is requiring that to receive DOE loan guarantees renewable energy projects meet a debt rating standard higher than

October 27, 2009 Read Full Article

Indirect Emissions from Biofuels: How Important?

by Jerry M. Melillo, et al. (Science Express)  A global biofuels program will lead to intense pressures on land supply and can increase greenhouse gas emissions from land-use changes. Using

October 27, 2009 Read Full Article

Why Sustainability Standards for Biofuel Production Make Little Economic Sense

by Harry deGorter and David R. Just (Policy Analysis, Cato Institute) The federal “sustainability standard” requires ethanol to emit at least 20 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) than gasoline. Recent rulings

October 25, 2009 Read Full Article

Is Garbage The Solution To Tackling Climate Change?

(Science Daily)  Converting the rubbish that fills the world’s landfills into biofuel may be the answer to both the growing energy crisis and to tackling carbon emissions, claim scientists in

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Returns More Energy To The Earth Than Ever, Study Finds

(Reuters)  Biodiesel is better than ever at harnessing the power of the sun and turning it into fuel.  In fact, a study shows the fuel is returning more than four

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Bio-Oil from Wastewater Algae

New Zealand’s National Instititue of Water and Atmospheric Research’s mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Report Examines Hidden Health and Environmental Costs Of Energy Production and Consumption In U.S.

… Damages per vehicle mile traveled were remarkably similar among various combinations of fuels and technologies — the range was 1.2 cents to about 1.7 cents per mile traveled —

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Big Oil Looks to Biofuels

by Guy Chazan  (Wall Street Journal)  The biofuels industry, hit hard by the global credit crunch, is getting a shot in the arm from a new source–the oil majors.  Among the

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Verenium and VPP Sign Agreement to Test C5 Cellulosic Technology on Pulping Feedstocks for the Production of Ethanol

Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Value Prior to Pulping (VPP), an

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Opening Second Tender Global Sustainable Biomass Fund

The Global Sustainable Biomass Fund supports developing countries in making their biomass production for energy uses sustainable. It thus enables them to access the local or international market of sustainable

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Recent Progress in Biofuels in Japan

by Professor Shiro Saka  (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  …  According to our research in recent years, approximately 370 million tons of biomass resources are annually produced in Japan. Among

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Kumho Petrochemical to Build Algae Bioethanol Plant in Yeosu, Korea

(The Korea Herald)  Kumho Petrochemical Co., the South Jeolla provincial government and a local biotechnology firm agreed Thursday to establish an algae bioethanol plant by 2013, officials said, according to

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Five Technologies That Could Change Everything

by Michael Totty  (Wall Street Journal)   It’s a tall order: Over the next few decades, the world will need to wean itself from dependence on fossil fuels and drastically reduce

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels

(United Nations Environment Programme)  The number of scientific publications devoted to biofuels is growing exponentially, and the number of reviews is increasing rapidly. For decision makers it has become a

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP and Government of Mexico Launch Research and Advocacy Collaboration to Drive Commercial Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Boeing [NYSE: BA], the Airports and Auxiliary Services agency (ASA), an arm of Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transport, and Honeywell’s UOP today announced a collaboration to identify, research and

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Scaling Up Is Hard to Do

by Peter Fairley (Technology Review)  … Producing advanced biofuels on the scale of tens of billions of gallons per year will mean financing several hundred commercial-­scale biorefineries at a net

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

BioFuel Africa Begins Commercial Production of Jatropha Oil

Biofuel Africa Ltd. has begun commercial production of jatropha oil, the first company in West Africa to move from growing and selling jatropha fruits and seeds to production and sale

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Cane Ethanol Helps Cut Greenhouse Emissions: Brazilian Study

by Inae Riveras (Reuters)  Use of sugar cane-based ethanol as a substitute for gasoline is among the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Brazilian

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

The 7% Solution: Sustainable US Biofuels without International Indirect Land Use Effects

by Robert E. Kozak  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Looking at some real-world numbers, it becomes clear that the fear raised in Fixing a Critical Climate Accounting Error, Science, October 23, 2009,

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Reacts to Science Magazine Article

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  A study published in Science magazine promotes a policy which would penalize American biofuels industries in US legislation and regulation and in international global climate change agreements.

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Carbon Advantage of Biofuels May Be Overstated

by Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post)  The world’s policymakers and scientists have made a critical error in how they count biofuels’ contribution to human-generated greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a paper published

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

10%

(Detroit Public Television)  When most folks see a number like 10% they’re receiving a discount on a sale item or reading a nutritional chart at the grocery store. But the

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Reacts to Science Magazine Paper

Tom Buis (Growth Energy)  “Ethanol is part of the natural carbon cycle. It has taken the lifetime of our planet to produce the oil that is in the ground. Biofuels

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Science Article on GHG Accounting Misses the Mark on Biofuels

(Renewable Fuels Association) Biofuels produced from biomass feedstocks (i.e. plant matter) are, by definition, carbon neutral because carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions from the combustion of biofuels are readily absorbed by growing

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Accounting Error Undermines Climate Change Laws

(Nitrogen News)…  “The error is serious, but we can fix it,” said lead author Tim Searchinger, a research scholar at Princeton University and a fellow with the German Marshall Fund

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

They’d Shoot Trees, Wouldn’t They? Climate Laws Encourage Deforestation, Scientists Say

by Keith Johnson (Wall Street Journal) The law of unintended consequences strikes yet again.  Global plans to tackle climate change, from the Kyoto Protocol to the recently-passed Waxman-Markey bill, have a

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Calculating Emissions Is Problematic

by Sindya N. Bhanoo (New York Times)  …  The problem boils down to this: In emission calculations, all fuel derived from plants and other organic sources — including ethanol — is generally treated

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Another Biofuels Drawback: The Demand for Irrigation

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  At first blush, it’s easy to make the case for biofuels. By converting crops into ethanol or biodiesel, farmers can reduce demand for imported

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Fixing a Critical Climate Accounting Error

by Tim Searchinger, et al. (Science Magazine)  The accounting now used for assessing compliance with carbon limits in the Kyoto Protocol and in climate legislation contains a far-reaching but fixable

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Implications of Limiting CO2 Concentrations for Land Use and Energy

by Marshall Wise, et al. (Science Magazine)  Limiting atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations to low levels requires strategies to manage anthropogenic carbon emissions from terrestrial systems as well as fossil

October 23, 2009 Read Full Article

Recommendations for Improving the Effectiveness of Renewable Energy Policies in China

REN21 released its report  Recommendations for Improving the Effectiveness of Renewable Energy Policies in China. This report provides a list of recommendations to the policy makers in China on improving

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Pennsylvania Project Uses Mine Lands for Biofuel Crops

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  A project in Pennsylvania seeks to determine if abandoned and active mine lands can be reclaimed and used to grow biofuel crops such as switchgrass

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

BlueFire Shifts Cellulosic Ethanol Project to Mississippi; Taxes, Timing Issues in Move from California

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In California, cellulosic ethanol pioneer BlueFire Ethanol Fuels announced strategic relocation of its second planned biorefinery to Fulton, Mississippi.  After having been awarded a $40

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Combining Two Innovations Brought Oxford Catalysts and Velocys Success for ICIS’s Best Innovation by an SME

Production of liquid biofuels such as diesel and jet fuel from organic materials including municipal waste, is an attractive proposition. But using conventional large scale plants requires bulky waste to

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

NC State Receives $2 Million for Algae Research

Imagine filling up your car with fuel that comes from inexpensive algae that grow quickly, don’t use up freshwater supplies and can be cultivated in areas where they won’t compete

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Coskata Unveils Semi-Commercial Feedstock Flexible Ethanol Facility in Madison, PA

Coskata Inc., a leading developer of next generation biofuels, today announced the successful start-up of their semi-commercial flex ethanol facility located in Madison, PA. The accomplishment represents the successful scale-up of

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Industry Built From Scratch

by Matthew L. Wald   (New York Times)  … The facility, built by a company called Coskata, is not quite proof that a new era is at hand for American transportation fuels.

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Racing for the Next Generation

by Jeremy Burne (Just-Auto)  Not many dispute the relationship between success on the track and success at the dealership, most acknowledge

October 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Jetta TDI’s Demonstrate the Future of Racing

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Back to my beloved TDI.  This time not the expensive Audi’s, but Volkswagen’s Jetta

October 16, 2009 Read Full Article

Branson on the Power of Biofuels and Elders

by Andrew C. Revkin (New York Times)   …   By 2020, he hopes that  fuel for his companies’ jet fleets will

October 16, 2009 Read Full Article

POET’s ‘Inviz’ to Replace More Petroleum Products

POET is one step closer to gleaning the maximum value from each part of the corn kernel with a new

October 16, 2009 Read Full Article

Cyclone Power Technologies Receives the “Algaepreneur 2009 Award”

Cyclone received the NAA award for its heat regenerative, Rankine cycle engine, an efficient and earth-friendly modern steam engine capable

October 15, 2009 Read Full Article

Santa Fe Community College Opens Algae Lab in Oshara Village

by Alan Hoffman     Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) recently broke ground on the new Sustainable Technologies Center. This multimillion-dollar LEED

October 15, 2009 Read Full Article

Navy Secretary Announces Energy Changes

by Bettina H. Chavanne  (Aviation Week)  …  (U.S. Navy Secretary Ray) Mabus also introduced the idea of a Great Green

October 15, 2009 Read Full Article

Vehicles Running E85 Corn Ethanol Have 30 Percent Lower CO2 Emissions than the All-Electric Tesla Roadster, Study Finds

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest has found that cars running on E85 corn-based ethanol, at the

October 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Sandia Algae Project Converts Dairy Wastes to Energy, Other Products

( Greenjobs )  …Recently Cecelia Williams and other Sandia researchers have grown green algae in a 12-by-30-foot greenhouse using a simulated

October 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Indian States Fast-Track Jatropha 2.0, a Special Biofuels Digest Report

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest)  Despite the Indian Government’s official go-slow policy on Jatropha, several Indian states are now planting

October 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Racing at Petit LeMans: Corvette Flies a 2008 Winner Banner

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   GM’s Corvette proudly flies the Green Challenge Champion banner over its paddock at Petit

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US Dept. of Energy Secretary Cho Articulates Administration’s Real Attitude toward Advanced Biofuels

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, broke with Obama administration renewable energy

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Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol

(Journal of Industrial Ecology)  Corn-ethanol production is expanding rapidly with the adoption of improved technologies to increase energy efficiency and

October 13, 2009 Read Full Article

Industry Leaders Announce Alliance to Commercialize Integrated-Carbon-to-Liquids™ (ICTL) Fuel Technologies

(BusinessWire)  Accelergy Corporation and A2BE Carbon Capture LLC today announced the formation of the Carbon Cycle Technology Alliance at the

October 13, 2009 Read Full Article

Boeing Looks at Greener Partnerships for Aviation

(CCTV) After producing aircraft components for Boeing for more than two decades, China is expected to become the US airplane manufacturer’s

October 13, 2009 Read Full Article

ANZ CEO Rob Fyfe Takes Off Gloves to Fight Environmental Inertia

by  Geoffrey Thomas (Eco-Aviation Today) In one of the hardest-hitting speeches in recent times, Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe lashed

October 13, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Put Some Teeth ($) into the Green Challenge

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Bryan MacDonald, Highcroft Racing’s chief operating officer took a crack at explaining how

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Bayer Says It Cracked Rapeseed Gene Code

(Reuters)  Germany’s Bayer, the world’s largest supplier of genetically modified (GM) rapeseed seeds, mapped out the entire genetic code of

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Total Intends to Take an Active Part in BioTfueL France’s Second-Generation Biodiesel Pilot Program

As Europe’s leading automotive fuel refiner and marketer, Total is committed to stepping up the development of second-generation biofuels, which

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

International Civil Aviation Organization Sets Aviation Emissions Targets

 by Adrian Schofield (Aviation Week)  ICAO members have reached agreement on a set of environmental targets for the aviation sector,

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

United Airlines Chief calls for More Investment in Developing the Alternative Jet Fuels Market

(GreenAirOnline.com)  Glenn Tilton, Chairman of both United Airlines and the Air Transport Association of America, called on government, investors and

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Nitrogen Deposition Limits Climate Change Impacts on Carbon Sequestration

(Alpha Galileo)  The role of the forests is assumed to increase in the future, as an important buffer of climate

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Biofuels Meet EU CO2 target but Gains Vary

by Gus Trompiz and Valerie Parent (Reuters)  The current generation of biofuels meets a European target for cutting carbon dioxide

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Study: Chassis Dynamometer Study of Flex-Fuel Vehicles

The objective of this study was to determine the fuel efficiencies and emission profiles of flex fuel vehicles operating on

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EPA Expects 86 Ethanol Facilities to Be Major GHG Emitters

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The U.S. EPA said 86 U.S. ethanol production facilities will qualify as “major” sources

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Nanotechnology Used In Biofuel Process To Save Money, Environment

by Dave Guerin (Louisiana Tech University)  Dr. James Palmer, associate professor of chemical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, is collaborating with

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Africa: Land-Grabbing – the Why and the How

by Nikolaj Nielsen (All Africa.com; Pambazuka News)   … Biofuels were then and continue to be in many respects hyped as

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Medicago to Work with U.S. Army on Biofuel Enzyme Study

(Reuters)  Medicago Inc., a small Canadian biotech company, said on Thursday it will work with the U.S. Army to study

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Myths Busted

by Joanne Schroeder  (DomesticFuel)  The biofuels industry has yet to get a famous show like Mythbusters to test some of the

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Will These 4 Biofuels Be Bonanzas or Busts?

(Discover)  …(A)recent series of articles from Nature News feels like a public service, as the articles investigate the scientific and

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Project LIBERTY Field Day Demos Cob Harvesting Equipment

Area farmers will see new and pre-commercial equipment in action harvesting corn cobs for cellulosic ethanol next month at Project

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Algae repositions as biofuels’ “humble but lovable” feedstock: industry gathers in positive, but low-key annual Summit

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) provides a summary of the developing algae ethos at the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego: 

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

ALMS: Acura, Porsche First To Claim Michelin Green X Challenge Titles

(SpeedTV)  The tenth and final race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season provided a fitting test to determine

October 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Ethanol Never Tasted So Good: BP Biobutanol and Patron Tequila

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  BP and Shell had a bit of a rivalry going on at Petit LeMans. 

October 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Audi and Shell

Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  I am not a car guy.  Not a car gal.  That said, I LOVE the

October 10, 2009 Read Full Article

Biofuels Producers Warn They Are Going to Fall Far Short of Federal Mandates

by Jessica Leber  (New York Times Climatewire)  The emerging cellulosic biofuel industry, stung by frozen credit markets, ineffective federal loan

October 10, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Drayson Racing

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Drayson Racing (without Barwell this year) had a new, much faster car (built less

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Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: The Beginnings

by Joanne Ivancic  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In search of the real people doing real work on real technologies to develop advanced

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Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation Focuses Issue on Biofuels

The Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation focused its August 2009 issue on papers related to biofuels including: A

October 8, 2009 Read Full Article

Survey: Broad Support for Biofuels in Wisconsin, but Clear Partisan Differences

by Bob Mitchell   Although almost two-thirds of Wisconsinites support the use and production of biofuels, less than half think the

October 8, 2009 Read Full Article

New Yeasts Could Help Fast-Track Biofuel Production

(Science Daily) A new yeast that makes ethanol from both five-carbon and six-carbon sugars without needing oxygen has been developed by

October 8, 2009 Read Full Article

Genome Sequence Published for Important Biofuels Yeast

A strain of yeast that thrives on turning sugar cane and other tough grasses into ethanol that might be used

October 8, 2009 Read Full Article

European States Split Over EU-Wide Carbon Tax Plan

(Reuters)  European Union countries are split over plans to introduce an EU-wide carbon tax on fuel, which could be proposed

October 8, 2009 Read Full Article

Algae Energy Orgy

by Emily Waltz  (Mother Jones)   When Adam Freeman graduated last December from Kennesaw State University in Georgia with a degree

October 8, 2009 Read Full Article

The Promise of Algae Biofuels

(National Resources Defense Council 92-page report)   The algae biofuels industry is comprised of many pathways to produce fuels from algae

October 8, 2009 Read Full Article

Indiana Corn Acres Decrease as Ethanol Production Increases

(Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana Corn Marketing Council)  For the last five years, Madison County farmer Mike Shuter has maintained the

October 7, 2009 Read Full Article

Hunger for Biofuels will Gobble Up Wheat Surplus

by Robin Pagnamenta (Times Online)     Britain’s self-sufficiency in wheat will end next year, because a giant new biofuel refinery needs

October 7, 2009 Read Full Article

Egypt’s Government Interested in Biofuels

(UPI)  The Egyptian government is interested in cultivating plants with biofuel potential.  The Egyptian state Wikalat Al-Anbaa’ Al-Sharq Al-‘awsat news

October 7, 2009 Read Full Article

Distillery Using Algae to Cut CO2

(BBC)  One of Scotland’s best known whisky distilleries is taking part in a scheme to cut carbon dioxide emissions using

October 7, 2009 Read Full Article

Indirect Land Use Change Analysis Debate on Video

The German Marshall Fund on September 25, 2009, sponsored a debate at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington,

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Kansas Wheat Commission Seeking Proposals

(Kansas Farmer)  Researchers are invited to submit proposals to help wheat growers.  Possible areas of inquiry include wheat and wheat

October 7, 2009 Read Full Article

Qteros and Applied CleanTech Announce Novel Solution for Turning Cellulose from Municipal Wastewater into ethanol Fuel for Cars

Recyllose™, a recycled solids-based material produced from municipal wastewater, can now be turned into fuel for cars, announced Applied Cleantech

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POET Releases Video Summarizing State of Cellulosic Ethanol Development

Focusing on its work with corn cobs as a cellulosic ethanol feedstock, POET’s latest video provides a basic look at

October 7, 2009 Read Full Article

Facility That Will Process Pennycress into Fuel Gets Boost by Federal Funds

by Steve Tarter (Journal Star)  A biodiesel plant in Peoria County moved a step closer to reality Monday as U.S.

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP, Masdar Institute and Industry Team Launch Study of Jet Fuel Made from Saltwater Plants

Boeing announced it is joining with Honeywell’s UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

New Low Carbon Synthetic Fuels Association (LCSFA) Forms; Urges EPA to Promote the Cleanest Renewable Fuels Compatible with Existing Fuels Infrastructure

Advanced biofuel producers announced the formation of the Low Carbon Synthetic Fuels Association (LCSFA), with members including TRI, Rentech Inc.,

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Annouce Commercial Transportation of Biodiesel through Oregon Pipeline

(Wall Street Grand) Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. had announced the beginning of commercial transportation of blended 2% biodiesel (B2) through

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Biofuels: Potential Effects and Challenges of Required Increases in Production and Use

Regarding international indirect land use change analysis:  A recent report on biofuels from the General Accounting Office, a nonpartisan, watchdog

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Public Fury Halts Biofuel Onslaught on Farmers in Tanzania

By Mike Mande  (The East African)  Tanzania has suspended investments worth millions of dollars after a storm of protest over the

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Biofuel Gone Bad: Burma’s Atrophying Jatropha

(Time)  Each of Burma’s states and divisions was ordered to dedicate around 500,000 acres (202,000 hectares) to physic-nut (jatropha) cultivation, pressuring

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

How a Biofuel ‘Miracle’ Ruined Kenyan Farmers

by Nick Wadhams/Kibwezi  (Time)  Everyone in Kibwezi, a village in southeastern Kenya parched by four years of drought, remembers the

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Global Forest Watch Canada Releases Study of GHG Emissions from Oil Sands Development

A new research paper, Bitumen and Biocarbon, was released today by Global Forest Watch Canada. The paper reveals that significant

October 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Algae initiative Aims to Produce Fuel while Helping the Environment

The College of William and Mary and its Virginia Institute of Marine Science have formed a collaborative research initiative to

October 5, 2009 Read Full Article

UAL’s Tilton Says Airlines Want Alternative Fuels

(Reuters)  U.S. commercial airlines and military aircraft would make a strong long-term market for alternatives to jet fuel, said Glenn

October 2, 2009 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Urges Extension of Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Manning Feraci, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), testified before the U.S. House Committee on

October 2, 2009 Read Full Article

NREL, EPA Publish Resource on Advancing Bioenergy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, and the US Environmental Protection Agency have published a “State Bioenergy Primer: Information

October 2, 2009 Read Full Article

In Search of Wildlife-Friendly Biofuels: Could Native Prairie Plants Be the Answer

…  In a paper published in the latest issue of the journal BioScience, David Flaspohler, Joseph Fargione and colleagues analyze

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U.S. Ethanol from Corn Could Double by 2030

by Charles Abbott (Reuters)   U.S. farmers could grow enough corn to produce 25 billion gallons of ethanol in 2030, twice

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Hart Energy Publishes Report on Ethanol and Biodiesel

Hart’s Global Biofuels Center released its annual Global Ethanol & Biodiesel Outlook. The study provides forecasts to 2015 and covers

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Biofuel from TB Bacteria

A team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are attempting to engineer biofuel-producing microbes from Rhodococcus bacteria — soil-dwelling

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Scientific Data Supports GHG Reduction of Sugarcane Ethanol, Even Considering ILUC

Brazilian ethanol produced from sugarcane can help the United States meet its advanced renewable fuel targets, while helping reduce emissions.

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Caribbean Ethanol Producers Wary of RFS2 Rule

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … The Caribbean Basin Ethanol Producers Group, which consists of Trinidad Bulk Traders Ltd.,

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BioFuelBox Deploys World’s First Waste-FOG-to-Fuel Plant

(Businesswire)  BioFuelBox Inc., a leader in waste-to-fuel solutions, announces the world’s first fully scaled refinery for converting waste fat, oil

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Biobutanol Surges: Gevo Announces Retrofit of First-Gen Ethanol Plant for Advanced Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, biobutanol made another significant advance in its path towards biofuels viability with the

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OriginOil Announces New Algae Growth System for Use in Wastewater Facilities

OriginOil, Inc., announced an innovative production system using a type of algae that attaches itself to growth surfaces. The new

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Minn. Biodiesel Plant Creates Fuel Without Waste

by Frank Vascellaro  (WCCO)   …  The plant creates fuel without water, chemicals or waste. The new process called “Mcgyan”– named

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New Energy Economics: Can Scientists Really Estimate Indirect Land Use?

by Cole Gustafson (INFORUM)  … (Indirect land use change)  LUC is thought to occur in response to rising U.S. grain prices.

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Nebraska, Nation, Looking at Record Corn Production

(the Nebraska Farmer)  … USDA estimates that Nebraska corn farmers will bring in 1.55 billion bushels of corn this year

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World Growth Launches New Campaign, Releases Report on Palm Oil

World Growth report exposes how attempts by environmental NGOs to restrict production, trade of palm oil (a sustainable oil) would

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NGOs, Scientists Hit Back at Food vs Fuel, Indirect Land Use Change Proponents with Hard Data

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Bangkok to Fargo, biofuels scientists have hit back at what they term faulty research and

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DOE Awards Poet US $6.85M for Cellulose Supply Sourcing

(Renewable Energy World)  Poet’s ambitious goal of securing 700 tons of cellulosic biomass per day got a big boost this

October 1, 2009 Read Full Article

Chinese Technology Converts Biomass Directly to Fuel

by Lisa Gibson  (Biomass Magazine)  Researchers with China-based Ji Zhong Wei New Energy Technical Development Ltd. have discovered a way

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