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Biomass ’10 Renewable Power, Fuels and Chemicals Workshop July 20-21 Grand Forks, ND

  Biomass ’10 Renewable Power, Fuels and Chemicals Workshop July 20-21 Grand Forks, ND

Biomass is no longer a long-range option for U.S. energy needs—it is a significant player. It has many near-term uses now, as seen in the ethanol and biodiesel industry, and

February 28, 2010 Read Full Article

TerraSolutions Take Top Honors at 23rd Annual Business-Plan Competition

by Phillip Fiorini (Purdue Newsroom)  Student-led companies that develop consumer products from the byproducts of ethanol production and a tissue-healing technology that also reduces scarring took top honors at Purdue

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Interview with Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)

(World Refining Association)  We expect alternative fuels will have an important role to play as we look to diversify supply, improve energy security and reduce emissions. Looking at the alternative

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Programme at The Maltings, South Milford

(Mytum & Selby Waste Recycling, Ltd)  “The fuel of the future is going to come from fruit like that sumach out by the road, or from apples, weeds, sawdust, and

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

A Green Energy Alternative …The Free Enterprise Approach

(GeneSyst International, Inc.) This presentation from a  2009 Virginia Energy Summit explains, complemented by charts and graphs, GeneSyst’s combination of patents and proprietary technologies for converting waste to energy, utilizing the Gravity Pressure Vessel

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Key Metric Comparison of Five Cellulosic Biofuel Pathways

by Ben A. Thorp (TAPPI BioEnergy Technologies Quarterly)  (T)he modern pathways for cellulose biofuels are pyrolysis, gasification, acid hydrolysis, and enzymatic hydrolysis.  … Commercial efforts in cellulosic biofuels are new

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Alcohol-Fueled Engines – Takin’ The Green Biobutanol: The Next Methanol?

by Rob Fisher (Circle Track)  Racers running alcohol-fueled engines should perk up when they hear the word biobutanol. Touted as an environmentally friendly advanced biofuel, biobutanol gained recent exposure when an

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

ALMS Goes Greener with MICHELIN

(Michelin)  The USA’s American Le Mans Series endurance racing championship, which was first organised in 1999, has released its new slogan: ‘Global Leader, Green Racing’. Meanwhile, MICHELIN will continue to back

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Crude Oil Imports and National Security

by Robert M. Ames, Anthony Corridore, Edward Hirs, Paul W. MacAvoy (Yale Graduates Energy Study Group)  The authors demonstrate that the United States profits handsomely in all circumstances by imposing an

February 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Syngenta Keen on Sugarcane Biotech Research in Brazil

(SugarcaneBlog.com)  European biotech giant Syngenta has set up partnership with Brazil’s Instituto Agronomico (IAC) to increase development of sugarcane varieties, particularly for the production of ethanol.  READ MORE  and MORE

February 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Cosan Reviewed

by Brendan Coffey (Cabot Wealth Advisory)  Lately, we’re seeing increasing strength in the shares of ethanol-related companies. Commodity broker Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has built up its position as an

February 26, 2010 Read Full Article

American Process Inc. Establishes Pilot Plant

by Holly Jensen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Process Inc. (API), an Atlanta, Ga., based company, held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week at its pilot plant. It will utilize a

February 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Put Transportation Biofuel Commercial Deployment Where It Belongs: USDOT

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Contemplating the continued inability of the US to meet the biofuels and advanced biofuels production and sales expectations codified in the Renewable Fuels Standard,

February 25, 2010 2 comments Read Full Article

Would Things Be Different without RFS1or2? Not Really.

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Since the provisions of the RFS were written into the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 without a realistic funding provision,

February 25, 2010 Read Full Article

2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Leads Heavy-Duty Trucks in Capability, Now Fuel Ecomomy and B20 or E85 Compatibility Too

The Ford F-Series Super Duty is the most powerful and fuel efficient for the 2011 model year, offering customers their choice of either gas or diesel engines …B20 compatibility added

February 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Putting In a Good Word for Algae

by James Kanter  (New York Times)  A European lobbying group weighed in Tuesday on a fierce debate over the environmental value of using algae to produce biofuels for vehicles. The

February 25, 2010 Read Full Article

New Clear Lake Company Promotes Algae as Biofuel

by John Skipper  (Globe-Gazette)  A company based in Clear Lake is turning waste and algae into renewable fuels. Bud Jermeland, 51, president of Energae LP, said the primary focuses of

February 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Government Earns 400% ROI on Ethanol Blender’s Credit

by Mark (Corn Commentary)  …The next issue can already be seen on the horizon and it can be seen clearly because it is not a “new” criticism. It is called

February 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Responds to Cornell Paper

In response to a paper published by two Cornell University professors – a paper that is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s calculations that grain ethanol emits far fewer greenhouse

February 25, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Greenhouse Gas Accounting Is Flawed and Inaccurate, Cornell Experts Say

A recent EPA announcement that corn-based ethanol achieves a 21 percent greenhouse gas reduction compared to gasoline is based on false accounting assumptions and could actually lead to more fossil

February 25, 2010 Read Full Article

A Tree in Your Tank? $3.2M NSF Grant Funds Effort to Transform Poplar Trees into Biofuel

Gas money for your tank doesn’t grow on trees, but one day you might be filling up with fuel that does.   A team of researchers at the University of

February 25, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

China Shrub Shows Biofuel Promise

China’s poisonous jatropha shrub is showing promise as biofuel and could boost the country’s efforts to reduce dependency on imported crude oil. In the past, farmers planted the poisonous perennial

February 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Vilsack: Administration Wants to Expand Biofuels

(DTN Ethanol Center)  President Barack Obama will continue championing biofuels as a job creator, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack when he spoke to members of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

February 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Co-location Could Make Algae Biofuels Affordable

by Mark Fischetti  (Scientific American)  …But as more new and established companies examine how to scale up lab processes to commercial levels, scientists and engineers seem to be finding that

February 24, 2010 Read Full Article

The State of U.S. Biodiesel: Up the Creek Without a Paddle?

by Joshua Kagan  (GreenTechMedia)  …Although biodiesel has many positive attributes, it is not immune from the criticisms leveled at first-generation ethanol, specifically the “food vs. fuel” debate. Biodiesel production uses

February 24, 2010 Read Full Article

North Dakota State University Economist Helps Sort Out Biofuel’s Future

by Mikkel Pates (AgWeek)  Need some help in deciding what to make into biofuels and what the government should be spending on it?   If you’re a North Dakotan, you’ve hired

February 24, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

The SD Tech Fund™ will be accepting Statements of Interest from February 24 to April 21, 2010.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is calling on entrepreneurs and technology developers across Canada to submit Statements of Interests to the SD Tech Fund™, as SDTC opens its 17th round

February 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop June 24 Hoover, AL

  Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop June 24 Hoover, AL

The national trade associations of the alternative fuels industry will be co-hosting an educational workshop with the Alabama Clean Cities Coalition.  This workshop will cover many topics on all fuels, including

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop April 14 Chantilly, VA

  Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop April 14 Chantilly, VA

The national trade associations of the alternative fuels industry will be co-hosting an educational workshop with the Virginia Clean Cities Coalition.  This workshop will cover many topics on all fuels,

February 23, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop March 23 Indianapolis, IN

  Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop March 23 Indianapolis, IN

 The national trade associations of the alternative fuels industry will be co-hosting an educational workshop with the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition.  This workshop will cover many topics on all

February 23, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2010 May 9-12 Las Vegas, NV

  Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2010 May 9-12 Las Vegas, NV

The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2010 (AF&V 2010) is the PREMIERE conference that covers it ALL– all the fuels, all the vehicles, all the incentive information –

February 23, 2010 4 comments Read Full Article

ALMS: Highcroft Adds GE

(Speed-TV)  Reigning American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Patrón Highcroft Racing has formed a unique technical and sponsorship partnership with GE for the 2010 season.  GE Capital has become one

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Tunisia: Local Scientist Develops New Technique for Extracting Biodiesel

(AllAfrica.com)  …The latest achievement which comes to us from Sfax, is the development of a new technique for extracting biodiesel from olive water (a black liquid formed primarily by water

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Villagers Turn Local Fruit into Biodiesel

(New Tang Dynasty Television)  The kamani tree grows well throughout the coastal area in Yogyakarta, and produces abundant fruit. Traditionally, the fruit is used for cooking and firewood. But villagers

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Butalco Announces It Is to Produce Its First Cellulosic Ethanol in Summer 2010

(PRInside.com) This summer, Butalco will use its proprietary new yeast technology to produce biofuel from agricultural waste in a pilot plant in Southern Germany. Butalco’s new microbial catalysts will enable up

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: The Bumpy Road to Scale Production

by Niall O’Keeffe  (FlightGlobal)  Both of the major commercial airframers have joined forces with industry peers to pursue new biofuel research initiatives, reflecting an intensification of concern about future availability

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

 “Changes in Gasoline IV” Features New Chapter on Flex-Fuel Vehicles

“Changes in Gasoline IV” is the 2009 edition of the ongoing series of “Changes in Gasoline” manuals. The first manual, “Changes in Gasoline & the Automobile Service Technician,” was originally

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Rep Appointed to California Panel

by Cindy Zimmerman  (DomesticFuel.com)  At least one ethanol industry representative has been appointed to an expert work group attempting to assess the true carbon footprint of all fuel sources under

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Bioplastics and Green Composites Workshop March 31-April 1 Guelph, Ontario

  Bioplastics and Green Composites Workshop March 31-April 1 Guelph, Ontario

It is estimated that the global bioplastics marketis growing at more than 25% per year and expertspredict that bioplastic production will exceed 50-billion pounds per year by 2015. This timely

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Gene Discovery to Increase Biomass Needed for Green Fuel

(S)ays Professor Simon Turner, one of the University of Manchester researchers whose BBSRC-funded study is published in Development (Wednesday 10th February 2010), “Our work has identified the two genes that

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Everyday Grass Could Provide Green Fuel

Researchers at the  (Teesside) University’s Contaminated Land and Water Centre began the project in 2004 to see which plants could best be grown on brownfield sites as a way of

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Invasive Biofuel Crops an Overlooked Danger

(Environment News Service)  The risk that biofuel crops will become invasive and outcompete native species is increasing as more advanced biofuel crops are planted, according to new research into this

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Biofuel and Bio-based Products August 11-13 Austin, TX

  International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Biofuel and Bio-based Products August 11-13 Austin, TX

The vision of bio economy keeps growing in today’s global economy. Use of renewable feedstock for biofuels and bio-based products has become imminent and substantially drawn public attentions and industrial

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

China Continues down Path to Use Cassava for Bioethanol Production

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  Albeit it hazy, news regularly filters out of China about the progress this country is making in using cassava as a raw material for producing bioethanol. The

February 22, 2010 1 comment Read Full Article

Oil Reserve Uncertainty Creates Biofuel Opportunities In Central Asia

by Oil Price (iStockAnalyst)  …additives and substitutes such as biofuels will play an ever-increasing role by stretching beleaguered production quotas. As market forces and rising prices drive this technology to

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit Review

by Pete Davey (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Currently many of the world’s chemicals originate from petroleum based sources, causing a major dependence on petroleum that encompasses more than transportation fuels. Some

February 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

American Le Mans Series Supporting Global ReLeaf

In an effort to support environmental efforts globally, the American Le Mans Series will join forces with American Forests to support its “dollar-a-tree” Global ReLeaf campaign.  Throughout the 2010 season,

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

9th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference April 13-14 Tunica, MS

  9th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference April 13-14 Tunica, MS

The Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council invites you to examine ways in which renewable energy and energy effi ciency can be the drivers for economic development in Mississippi. Who

February 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

‘Fuel Cocktail’ to Increase Bio-Diesel Yields

(The Hindu)  Chemists at UC (University of California) Davis have developed a new process that enable oilseed crops such as safflower to be made into a fuel cocktail that could

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

SG Biofuels Launches World’s First Elite Jatropha Cultivar

SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced the launch of JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

RINs Improved as Part of RFS2

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has come up with a new system for renewable identification number (RINs) that should be easier to use as well as

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Foodservice-SF Moves to B5

(Biodiesel Magazine)   U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco, the only green-certified broadline food distributor in California—one of only a handful across the country—is now running its entire delivery fleet on B5. All of

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Eco-Biofuels from the Tropics

Palm oil from South-East Asia, sugarcane from Brazil and sweet sorghum in China are the most sustainable energy crops at present. Maize from the US and wheat in Europe have

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

DMC Green Awarded DOE Grants for Ethanol Fueling Infrastructure

(CleanTechPRWire)  DMC Green, Inc., announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded DMC Green two separate grants to support their on-going green fuel infrastructure projects in California. The two

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Perspectives on Green Racing from Dayton International Speedway’s Garage and Pits

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA is perhaps the only biofuels-related organization keeping an eye on biofuels in racing with a page describing various projects that promote

February 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Green Racing Fuel ‘Ignite’ Gains Proven

by Michael Berenis (Tampa Sports Car Examiner)   The world of green racing fuels is about to change! Eddie Bello is the world record holder for fastest Porsche in the Texas

February 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Indiana Company Leading ARCA West Fuel Conversion

(Inside Indiana Business)  Sales and marketing arm of ARCA West, Itzen Media officially announced that Ignite Racing Fuel will become the title sponsor of the ARCA West Series. Ignite Racing

February 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Publishes 2010 Ethanol Industry Outlook

Our industry produced a record 10.6 billion gallons of ethanol in 2009. Efficiency enhancements and innovations in production combined with improved farming techniques allowed us to achieve this record with

February 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Experts Push for Farm Change

“Our current industrial model of agriculture is only possible because of cheap fossil fuels,” said Francis Thicke, a candidate for Iowa secretary of Agriculture. “We’re nearing the end of our

February 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Aerospace Chief: Industry on Track to Deliver ‘Greener’ Aircraft

(EurActiv.com)  Industry is on track to ensure “carbon-neutral growth” in the aviation sector from 2020, but strengthened European Union support for research and development (R&D) is vital to help manufacturers

February 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Orange Peels, Newspapers May Lead to Cheaper, Cleaner Ethanol Fuel

(ScienceBlog)  University of Central Florida professor Henry Daniell has developed a groundbreaking way to produce ethanol from waste products such

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Miscanthus, Sweet Sorghum, Energy Cane Advancing at SERC

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mississippi, MSU professor Brian Baldwin provided an update on feedstock research at the MSU’s Sustainable

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Napier in Hong Kong Biofuel Centre Partnership

by Adam Bell (The Journal)  A new partnership between Edinburgh Napier University and City University Hong Kong (CityU) will see

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

GM Confirms First Gen Volt Will Not Support E85 Ethanol

by Nick Chambers (Gas2.0)  This morning I wrote a piece about how GM is lamenting the lack of E85 fueling

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Essential to Reducing EU ETS Carbon Costs and Meeting Carbon-Neutral Growth Goals, Says Report

(GreenAirOnline.com)  Although not commercially viable yet, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) offers a strong financial, as well as

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Volvo Group Announces Academic Partnership with Pennsylvania State University

At the Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition (RETECH 2010) the Volvo Group announced its first academic partnership in North

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Ricardo Consortium Aims to Meet the Engineering Challenge of Biofuels

Ricardo today announced the formation of a consortium that is open to automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, oil companies, additive manufacturers

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Economics Improve for First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plants

by Jessica Leber (ClimateWire New York Times)  Many cellulosic fuel producers are working with enzymes to break down tough, inedible

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

RFS2 a Hot Topic at Conference in Orlando

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(S)aid Sarah Dunham of the EPA, the EPA received real data during the comment

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

New Renewable Fuel Standard A Mixed Blessing For Agriculture

by Lisa Hare (Yankton Press & Dakotan)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent final ruling on the national Renewable Fuel

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Pyrolytic Bio-fuels Produced from Forestry and Agricultural Feedstocks

by Philip H. Steele (Mississippi State University) This presentation explains the work being done by the Forest Products Department, Forest

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

General Motors Wants More U.S. Ethanol Stations

(NASC Online)  General Motors Co. is asking for more U.S. ethanol stations to help fuel its growing fleet of hybrid

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Expanding to the Big Island

by Peter Sur (West Hawaii Today)  A new biodiesel plant that will produce 2.6 million gallons a year is planned

February 18, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

“Making Money from Carbon Dioxide Derived from Biofuels and Similar Projects”, a Digest Special Report

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …It is increasingly important to acquire revenues from the sale of CO2 as one of

February 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Driving the Next 20 Years: Creating the New Automotive Industry in the South June 7-8 Lexington, KY

  Driving the Next 20 Years: Creating the New Automotive Industry in the South June 7-8 Lexington, KY

Over the last two decades, the South has had remarkable success building an automotive industry, with 11 foreign auto plants,

February 18, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

All American Visionary: Dan Gurney

by Marshall Pruett (SPEEDTV.com)  … The biggest affront Gurney sees with the current version of an IndyCar is the singular

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Investment Trends – Advanced Biofuels Insight

by Will Thurmond (Biofuels Digest)  The global biofuels industry is entering a new decade of emerging opportunities and considerable challenges

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Improved Internal Combustion Engines: Zajac Motors

by Eric Weshoff (Greentechmedia)  …With a longer “residence time” and a constant temperature of 1425 degrees C, their split-cycle engine

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Daimler Committed to Jatropha Biodiesel

(TheBioenergySite)   Daimler AG has started a new project for the cultivation of the biodiesel raw material jatropha in the south

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels 10% Targets Cause Millions of People to Go Hungry and Increase Food Prices and Landlessness, Says Report

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  EU companies have taken millions of acres of land out of foodproduction in Africa, central

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

British Airways Signs Deal to Make Biofuel for Aircraft

by  Gerard Wynn  (Reuters)   British Airways will start sourcing a small portion of its jet fuel from municipal waste from

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Back in Vogue

by Gregor Heard (FarmOnline)  THEY’RE back – after being flavour of the month in the middle years of the decade,

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Zea-Chem Creates Salable Glacial Acetic Acid, the Building Block for Cellulosic Ethanol and Bio-based Chemicals

ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into fuels and chemicals, today announced it has

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

New Enzymes Turn Waste into $US2/gallon fuel

Novozymes launches the first commercially viable enzymes for production of biofuel from agricultural waste. Breakthroughs in enzyme technology enable cellulosic

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae to Solve the Pentagon’s Jet Fuel Problem

by Suzanne Goldenberg  (The Guardian)   The brains trust of the Pentagon says it is just months away from producing a

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Corn and Fuel Groups Weigh In on Ethanol

(New York Times) letters to editor Re “Sensible Rules for Ethanol” (editorial, Feb. 11):     While American corn farmers are pleased the

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S., Europe Going Opposite Way On Biofuels

Jonathan Fahey (Forbes.com)  It is becoming ever more apparent that there is one big squishy variable in the calculations that

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Is Ethanol from Corn Bad for the Climate? The Obama Administration Says No, California Says Yes. Who Is Right?

by Douglas Fischer (Scientific American)  The Obama administration last week gave the green light to corn ethanol as a low-carbon

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Plan Questioned

by Diane Krieger Spivak  (Post-Tribune)  Lake County (Indiana) Solid Waste Management Commission chief Jeff Langbehn defended a planned $256 million bioethanol

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Judge Rejects Challenge to N.C. “Ethanol Blending” Law — Similar to Pending TN Lawsit

by Tom Humphrey (Knoxnews.com)   A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by the American Petroleum Institute that sought to invalidate

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Scientists Sequence Genome of Biofuel Model Crop

by Dennis O’Brien (Agricultural Research Service)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues at the Department of Energy

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Garbrook Introduces the 2010 Advanced Biofuels Resource with Business Intelligence Tools

Garbrook introduced the 2010 Advanced Biofuels Resource (ABR), an upgraded version of its online knowledgebase that summarizes scientific, technical, commercial,

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

New Alternative-Energy Plant Could Create 150 Jobs in Indian River County

by Henry A. Stephens (TCPalm.com)  …“Our project is a brand-new opportunity with new technology,” Tex Carter, vice president and chairman

February 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Pyromaniax: Mississippi State’s SERC Group, among 18 Others, Developing Advanced Biofuels from Pyrolysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … A few years back, when reporting on field work at the Sustainable Power complex

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels from Biomass: Technology and Policy Considerations July 26-30 Cambridge, MA

  Biofuels from Biomass: Technology and Policy Considerations July 26-30 Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology    Certificate   Date: July 26-30, 2010 | Tuition: $3,900 | Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.9 To have

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Genencor Introduces Accellerase® DUET

Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, introduced Accellerase® DUET at the Renewable Fuels Association’s 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference in

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Bioplastics: Ten Points To Remember

(BioBased News)  1. Bioplastics are a family of different resin types, which are either bio-based or compostable or both. Bioplastics

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Splash Blending Advantageous for Marketers Under RFS2

(OPIS)  …Multi-state non-refining retailers such as Quik Trip, WaWa and RaceTrac will remain — for now anyway — the least

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

NY Times Applauds EPA Inclusion of ILUC in RFS2

(OPIS)  The New York Times is praising U.S. EPA for including the international indirect land use change (ILUC) calculation in

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Questions About Biofuels’ Environmental Costs Could Alter Europe’s Policies

by James Kanter(New York Times)…In a memorandum, Jean-Luc Demarty, the top civil servant in the agriculture department at the European

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Boating Interests Wonder if Ethanol 15 Will Be Harmful to Their Engines

by Charles Zusman (NJ.com)  Boating interests are on guard against a move by the ethanol industry to increase the ethanol

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

E15: Beyond the Waiver

By Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The expected EPA approval of E15 later this year will be only the beginning.

February 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Verenium Introduces New Enzyme at Upcoming RFA National Ethanol Conference

Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, announced the introduction of Xylathin,

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Has Big Oil Finally Gotten Serious About Biofuels?

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)  …If we consider that the oil majors are not in the oil business, but rather, the

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Renewable Fuel Standards Upend Ethanol Tariff Fight

by Brian Baskin (SugarcaneBlog.com, Dow Jones)   U.S. ethanol producers are facing their toughest fight yet to keep long-standing trade protections

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Temp Stop Adds Ethanol Blender Pumps under Missouri Pilot Program

(Kansas City Business Journal) A Lee’s Summit gas station has become the second in Missouri to install ethanol blender pumps as

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Shell Bets Billions on Brazilian Ethanol

by Sam Hopkins (Green Chip Stocks)  …Cosan is entering into a joint venture with an oil giant that could be

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Senate Offers Some Hope for Legislation to Combat Climate Change

Editorial (The Washington Post)  … Is there no alternative between simple do-nothingism and House complexity? In fact, there is. An

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

The Best & Worst Biofuel Startups

by Josie Garthwaite  (Earth2Tech)  Amid the rubble of the first generation of biofuel projects focused on ethanol derived from corn,

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Indirect Land-Use Changes Can Overcome Carbon Savings from Biofuels in Brazil

David M. Lapola, Ruediger Schaldach, Joseph Alcamo, Alberte Bondeau, Jennifer Koch, Christina Koelking, and Joerg A. Priess (Proceedings of the

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

UC Merced Scientist Honored for Biofuels Research

(Central Valley Business Times)  The mass production of biofuels could be a major step toward eliminating dependence on fossil fuels,

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

First Virginia Ethanol Plant Workers Go for Training

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index.com)  As the launch of operations at Hopewell’s new ethanol plant gets closer, Osage Bio Energy LLC

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Getting a True Measure on Biofuels: Effects of ‘Indirect’ Land Use Figure in Energy Future

by C. Boyden Gray (Washington Times)  Little noticed outside a small policy community, an issue has quietly arisen in recent

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

GreeNow’s Winter Power System Successfully Powered 3 Winter Events in New York

GreeNow, the only company in the United States leasing generators that run on 100% American soybean biodiesel, announced a technological

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Kirloskar Oil Engines Enters Binding MOU for Joint Venture Mass Production of Axial Vector Engines

Axial Vector Energy Corporation (“AVEC”) announced today the signing of a binding MOU with Kirloskar Oil Engines (KOEL) to make

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Asia’s First Clear Nano-Emulsion Diesel Plant Opens in Singapore

Singapore Emulsion Fuel Pte Ltd., an innovative player in the green energy space, announced the opening of Asia’s first clear

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Grant Buys 120 Hybrid, ‘Flex Fuel’ Squad Cars

by Michael Gonzalez (Post-Tribune)  More of Gary’s men and women in blue could be driving green by spring. The Board

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Modified Eucalyptus to Transform Forests

by Smriti Rao (CBS)  Now that many U.S. farmers have grown used to genetically modified (GM) soy and corn, the

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

New Engine Technologies Could Give New Life (and Larger Markets) to Ethanol

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The use of E-85 (85% ethanol) fuel in “Flex-Fuel” vehicles has been limited by

February 15, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Next Generation Concept IndyCar Unveiled in Chicago

DeltaWing LLC, of Indianapolis, introduced the future of open wheel racing today at the Chicago Auto Show, aimed at realigning

February 14, 2010 Read Full Article

‘Beeting’ a Path to Advanced Biofuels

by Anna Austin (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In roughly one month’s time, North Dakota growers harvest close to 5 million tons

February 14, 2010 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Industry Looks To Possible Future As Exporter

by Ian Berry (Dow Jones Newswires)  …Brazil, faced with tightening supplies of its sugarcane-based ethanol as growers there find better

February 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Leilani Munter Drives First All-Eco-Sponsored Car in Danica Patrick-Frenzied Daytona ARCA Effort

 by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) What is “green racing” really?  Using biofuels in race cars is certainly part of

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Congress Are You Listening? DOD Energy Leader Needed Now

by Paul Bollinger (The DOD Energy Blog)  It appears that the Obama Administration is close to formally announcing a nominee

February 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Truckers, Oil Refiners Sue California to Overturn State’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

(edmunds.com)  Oil refiners and truckers have sued California to overturn the state’s low-carbon fuel standard.  The suit, filed in the

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IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Publishes “2nd Generation Biofuels and Trade”

The study “2nd Generation Biofuels and Trade“ explores the potential supply and demand of 2nd generation biofuels up until 2030,

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Researchers Evaluate New Potential Pests in Biomass Crops

Perennial grasses could become popular biomass crops in the future. Many perceive these grasses require little to no management for

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Will China Eat America’s Lunch in Cleantech?

by Vivek Wadhwa (TechCrunch.com and The Washington Post)  …China, in particular, is making massive investments and has a huge advantage

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Renewable Energy Requirement Urged in Kentucky

by James Bruggers (Courier-Journal.com)  Kentucky should join 27 other states that have adopted laws requiring that at least some electricity

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Blendstar to Add Biofuel Terminal In Louisiana

by Michelle Kautz (Domesticfuel.com)  Blendstar, LLC has announced the launch of a biofuel transload terminal to distribute ethanol and biodiesel

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Rentech and ClearFuels Integrated Bio-Refinery Project Awarded $23 Million Grant by U.S. Department of Energy

Rentech, Inc.  and ClearFuels Technology Inc., jointly announced that their project to construct a biomass gasifier at Rentech’s Energy Technology

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hopes to Tap Into Algae as Energy Source

(CheckBiotech)  Part of the greenhouse complex at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Beadle Center will be revamped into an algal biofuels research

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Enterprise Holdings Shifts Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental Airport Shuttle Buses to Biodiesel

(Marketwire)  Enterprise Holdings today announced plans for its entire fleet of more than 600 Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Propel Fuels of Sacramento Receives $20-million Investment

by Tiffany Hsu (Los Angeles Times) Propel Fuels received $20 million in funding, the renewable-fuels retailer said.  Along with a

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Southland Panel Rejects Funds for Ethanol Fueling Stations

by Catherine Saillant (Los Angeles Times)   Members of the Southern California Assn. of Governments reject $11 million in federal stimulus

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New Life Cycle Profile Shows U.S. Soy Delivers Environmental & Energy Benefits

The United Soybean Board (USB) released a new peer-reviewed life cycle profile that documents multiple energy and environmental benefits of

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio This and Bio That….So What is Biodiesel Anyway?

by Dr. Rosalie Lober (Biofuels Digest)  Unless you’re working daily in the field of biofuels, you will probably do research

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Drives into the New Decade With “Carbon-Neutral” Cars and Trucks

by Will Thurmond (Biofuels Digest)  This evening I enjoyed a drive from Houston to Dallas and arrived at the National

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Pennsylvania Ethanol Plant Now Producing

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Bionol Clearfield LLC, a 110 MMgy ethanol plant in Clearfield, Pa., is up and

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

NASA Takes Jatropha for a Ride Into Outer Space on Space Shuttle Endeavour

(Earth Times)  UK-based Carbon Credited Farming congratulated NASA on the successful launch of the Endeavour Space Shuttle today. It blasted

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General Motors Announces B20 Biofuel Capability For New, 2011 Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel

GM announced today that its new lineup of heavy-duty diesel pickups will have B20 biodiesel capability. B20 fuel is a

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Vehicle Testing Facility for Jatropha Fuel Up

by Melody M. Aguiba (Manila Bulletin)  A P100-million Vehicle Testing Research Laboratory (VTRL) has been put up to test the

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Sweet Sorghum to Ethanol: Technology, Plant & Machinery

PRAJ, through its Development Center (Matrix- the Innovation Center), conducted studies and evaluated options for optimizing sweet sorghum based alcohol

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IIT Kharagpur Launches ‘PK Sinha Center for BioEnergy’

The ‘PK Sinha Center for BioEnergy’ was launched at the hands of the Founder Dr. Prabhakant Sinha, Founder and Co-Chairman,

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

EU: Rainforests Can Be Converted to Palm Oil Plantations for Biofuel Production

by Rhett A. Butler (Mongabay.com)  The European Union may be planning to classify oil palm plantations as forests, raising fears

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PRAJ Announces Alcohol School for Masterclass on Fermentation

Praj has arranged series of Training Programs on Alcohol Technologies & Systems covering Fermentation, Distillation and Wastewater Treatment including Evaporation

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China Biofuel Industry Provides Opportunities in Agribusiness

(RightSite)  As China’s solar and wind power sectors grab headlines, leading agribusiness companies are grabbing a foothold in China’s biofuel

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Toyota Tsusho to Produce Jatropha as Alternative Fuel

by Patrick Rial (Bloomberg)  Toyota Tsusho Corp., the trading affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp., plans to start growing jatropha next

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

What Next? Biofuels Industry Leaders Contemplate Future Moves, after Obama Shift in Biofuels Policy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization followed up on a shift in US biofuels policy

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

World’s First Home-Scale Ethanol From Cellulose Processor Announced

Allard Research and Development, the world leader in small to medium-scale ethanol fuel production systems, announced today the world’s first

February 10, 2010 Read Full Article

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