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Southeast Illinois College Hires First Biofuels Education Instructor

(Southeastern Illinois College)  Southeastern Illinois College has landed a top flight professional to aid in the launch of its Biofuels Education program…  READ MORE  and MORE

March 30, 2010 Read Full Article

MSU Researchers to Use NSF Grant to Develop Better Scientists

(Michigan State University)  A $2.65 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Michigan State University graduate students to hone their skills as science communicators and teachers by

March 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Liquid Biofuels:Background Brief for the World Bank Group Energy Sector Strategy

(Masami Kojima of the Oil, Gas, and Mining PolicyDivision of the World Bank/Scribd.com)  Liquid biofuels are being increasingly used to substitute fuels derived from oil. A number of governments have provided

March 30, 2010 Read Full Article

MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge – Michelin to Continue the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge

(Michelin)  Building on the success it encountered in 2009, the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge is to be organised once again and will this year cover the American Le Mans Series,

March 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Scientists Look to Tobacco as a Potential Biofuel

by Michael Felberbaum (AP)  …Tobacco is an attractive “energy plant” because it can generate a large amount of oil and sugar more efficiently than other crops, said Vyacheslav Andrianov, a researcher

March 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Uganda Scientists Find Ways to Get Ethanol from Stems, Leaves

by Halima Abdallah  (The East African)  Uganda scientists have made a breakthrough in extracting bio-ethanol from non-food parts of plants — cassava stems, cassava leaves, pineapple leaves, elephant grass stems and

March 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Botswana Plans a 50m-Litre Per Year Biodiesel Plant

by Mokagedi Gaotlhobogwe (MmegiOnline) Coal-rich Botswana has announced its ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions by setting up a 50 million-litre per year bio-diesel processing plant to be fed from jatropha

March 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Furst-McNess Expands: Company Markets a By-Product of Ethanol Production to China

by Eric Petermann (The Journal-Standard)  Furst-McNess has started a new business that markets a by-product of ethanol production, dry distillers’ grain, for use as a feed supplement for livestock, and

March 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Cup Plant Promising for Ethanol Use

by Thom Gabrukiewicz    (Argus Leader)  A native perennial might hold the promise of being not only a new source crop for cellulosic ethanol, but also a way to help capture and

March 29, 2010 Read Full Article

British Airways Calls for Carbon Revenues to Be Used to Help Scale up the Development of Aviation Biofuels

(GreenAirOnline)  Carbon pricing is critical to the business case for aviation biofuels as airlines join schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), which starts in 2012, said

March 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Send the Marines: 17 Steps the US Military is Taking to Advance, Use, and Advocate for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …orchestrating a sweeping revamp of energy strategy at the Department of Defense — where a new generation of leaders cite benefits such as these when

March 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Credit Program Extension Supports Renewable Fuels Standard

To promote more clean energy production the Alberta government is expanding and extending an incentive program for producers of bioenergy products. Funding under the Bioenergy Producer Credit Program is extended

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

LS9: Genetically Modified E. Coli that Secrete Drop-in Diesel

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia.com)  …The company (LS9) already produces a diesel that meets the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards for road use in the U.S. The technology is

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Jet Biofuel Blends on Course for Certification within 12 Months as Testing Concludes and Research Report Issued

(GreenAirOnline.com)  Aircraft and engine manufacturers have reported that after successful air and ground fit-for-purpose testing, jet biofuels blended 50/50 with conventional jet kerosene are likely to be certified for commercial

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Deforestation Continues, but More Slowly, Report Says

 World deforestation, mainly the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land, has decreased over the past ten years but continues at an alarmingly high rate in many countries, FAO announced

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Final Rule

Under the Clean Air Act Section 211(o), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the Environmental Protection Agency is required to promulgate regulations implementing changes

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

NREL and 3M Sign Agreement on Renewable Energy Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today announced a series of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with 3M, the St. Paul, Minn.-based technology company.

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Trash Plant Plan Moves Forward

by Gerry Tuoti (Tauton Daily Gazette)  Mayor Charles Crowley is enthused by the feedback he’s received from the state about Taunton’s plans to create a new trash processing facility that

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Test Flight Was a Promising Demonstration, Air Force Says

by John Nolan  (Dayton Daily News) The Air Force flew an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, operating solely on a biomass-derived jet fuel blend Thursday, March 25, in a major step toward

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

EU Report Signals U-Turn on Biofuels Target

(Reuters) …The European Union appears to be backtracking on its biofuels policy with a new study showing that more than 5.6 percent of biofuel in road fuels can damage the

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Taiwan to Help Pacific States Plant Biofuel Trees

(Focus Taiwan)  Taiwan is suggesting its South Pacific allies plant Jatropha trees to help solve energy shortages. …”Jatropha is the recipe for green energy, ” said Tao Wen-lung, secretary-general of

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Accelergy and EERC Reach Milestone in Development of Cleaner Jet Fuel

Accelergy Corporation, a global leader in high-grade domestically sourced liquid fuels, today announced that it has begun production of their highly efficient fuel from coal and biomass, to be evaluated

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Great Plains- The Camelina Company Teams with Accelergy to Produce Clean Jet Fuel

Camelina oil and domestic coal will soon be blended to create clean biojet fuel using coal-biomass-to-liquid technology (CBTL), thanks to an agreement between Accelergy Corporation and Great Plains Oil &

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Pomeroy, Shimkus Introduce Bill to Preserve American Energy Jobs

Joined by advocates of America’s renewable fuels industry, Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)  and Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled legislation that would extend tax incentives that are critical to the nation’s ethanol

March 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Alternative Petroleum Technologies Enters Agreement with Port of Los Angeles

Alternative Petroleum Technologies (APT) announced March 21, 2010, that it has completed contractual arrangements and will begin a diesel emissions control technology demonstration at the Port of Los Angeles. The demonstration will

March 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Iogen Energy’s Cellulosic Ethanol Helps Fuel Drayson Racing in American Le Mans Series

Iogen Energy announced today that its cellulosic ethanol helped fuel Drayson Racing’s “Lola-Judd” in the 58th running of Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 20th. This is the first

March 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Uiversity of Nebraska at Lincoln Team Looks to Tap Algae for Energy

by Kevin Abourzk (Lincoln Journal Star) But algae?  A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers is working to extract oil from that sticky green stuff that gums up boat motors and

March 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Oil Reserves ‘Exaggerated by One Third’

by Rowena Mason (Telegraph) The world’s oil reserves have been exaggerated by up to a third, according to Sir David King, the Government’s former chief scientist, who has warned of

March 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Fuel Injection “On Target” for 2011 Debut, NASCAR Says

(Racer.com)  NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton says that the sanctioning body is on target for introducing fuel injection systems to Sprint Cup racing for 2011. He added that

March 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Angolan Parliament Approves New Biofuels Law

by Henrique Almeida  (Reuters)  Angola’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new law to regulate the production of biofuels, opening the way for multi-billion dollar investments in the sector. The African

March 25, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Proposes Regulation to Prevent Misfueling of Vehicles–Pump Labeling

EPA’s Abstract:  Regulation to Prevent the Misfueling of Vehicles and Engines with Gasoline Containing Greater than Ten Volume Percent Ethanol and Modifications to the Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline  This rulemaking

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change April 6-7 Washington, DC

  2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change April 6-7 Washington, DC

Energy Secretary Steven Chu and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers will be the keynote speakers at the annual energy conference hosted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration in partnership

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Production Certification Program April 27-28 Houston, TX

  Algae Production Certification Program April 27-28 Houston, TX

The two day program will provide comprehensive training about algae strains, growing, harvesting techniques and extraction methods.   You will also explore the key issues facing algae production companies today –

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Project Fuels Teen’s Career Choices

by Carol Comegno (CourierPostOnline.com) …Organic chemistry instructor Terrence Sherlock of Burlington County College wanted to find out if the additive level was the same in commercial grades of gasoline from

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Frogs, Foam and Fuel: UC Researchers Convert Solar Energy to Sugars

For decades, farmers have been trying to find ways to get more energy out of the sun. In natural photosynthesis, plants take in solar energy and carbon dioxide and then

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Tennessee DOT Switches More than 200 East Tennessee Vehicles to E85 Fuel

(WATE) More than 200 state Department of Transportation (TDOT) vehicles in East Tennessee can now fill up with cleaner burning E85 fuel. E85 is a blend of ethanol and gasoline

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Flex Factor: Minnesota Is a National Leader When It Comes to the Flex Fuel E-85

by David Richards (Austin Daily Herald)  …The fuel, which basically blends 85 percent Ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, has skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade in the United States

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Air Transport Association/Defense Energy Support Center Announce Strategic Alliance for Alternative Aviation Fuels

The Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Energy Support Center and Air Transport Association of America, Inc., signed a strategic alliance agreement today in Washington, D.C., recognizing a partnership for the development

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

The True Cost of Corn Ethanol: A Number of Recent Studies Have Missed the Mark.

by Joshua Kagan (GreentechMedia)  …While I am completely unapologetic in my belief that Congress and the White House are unwisely pursuing a biofuels policy in which corn ethanol, soybean biodiesel,

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Solazyme and Unilever Partner to Bring Algal Renewable Oil to Personal Care Products

Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has signed a research and development agreement with Unilever to develop oil derived from algae for use in soaps and other personal

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Northeast Biomass Conference and Expo August 4-6 Boston, MA

  Northeast Biomass Conference and Expo August 4-6 Boston, MA

With an exclusive focus on biomass utilization in the Northeast – from Maryland to Maine – the Northeast BIOMASS Conference & Expo is a dynamic regional offshoot of Biomass Magazine’s

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels in Asia April 28-29 Bangkok, Thailand

  Biofuels in Asia April 28-29 Bangkok, Thailand

HEAR EXPERT OPINION AND BEST PRACTICES FROM THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS Praj Industries Ltd Jatoil Limited OWW Consulting Sriya Innovations Inc. BioEnergyPlantations Grabner Instruments    TOP 8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Publishes “What All Ethanol Producers Need to Know” about New RFS2 Registration

With full implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) now in full swing, ethanol producers will be required to register with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In an effort

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Fowl Fuel? Scientists Have Developed a Process for Converting Chicken Feather Meal into Biodiesel Fuel

(NACS Online) Is biofuel development going to the birds? Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have found a way to convert chicken feather meal into biodiesel fuel, Alternative Energy

March 24, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Tilapia Entrails Churn Out Biodiesel

(FIS) The Ceara Nucleus Foundation of Industrial Technology (NUTEC) is moving forward with a project that will transform it into a pioneer in the research of biodiesel production from tilapia

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Highlands County, FL, Still Waiting for Biofuels

by Gary Pinnell (Highlands Today)   In April 2008, Congressman Tim Mahoney told county commissioners that Highlands was poised to become “the biofuels capital of America.” They were expected to produce

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Qteros and UMass Amherst Announce the Issuance of a U.S. Patent for Production of Ethanol from a Unique Microorganism, the Q Microbe™

Qteros, Inc., and the University of Massachusetts Amherst announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,682,811 titled “Systems and Methods for Producing Biofuels

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

OriginOil Announces Initiative to Make Jet Fuel from Waste Using Algae

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, March 24, 2010, announced the formation of

March 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio Base Europe’s GM Poplars Are Popular for Ethanol

(Biofuels International)  According to Bio Base Europe the first crop of genetically modified poplar plants will be converted into ethanol in a Flemish-Dutch pilot installation. The poplars were planted in

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Sorghum Poised for Bigger Role in Ethanol Production

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today, about 1/3 of the sorghum crop goes into ethanol production. An interesting little piece of information I picked up when I spoke with Gerald Simonsen,

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Fuel Dispenser UL Approved for E25

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Dresser Wayne announced March 15 that its Ovation Eco Fuel dispenser is now certified by Underwriter Laboratories for blends up to E25. The dispenser

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Science a Step Closer to Biofuel for Ships

Slowly but surely, science seems to be advancing toward a production of biofuel that does not take away agricultural land from the world’s food supply. When this kind of fuel

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

New Law May Spur More Ethanol Blender Pumps in S.D.

by (Argus Leader)  Gov. Mike Rounds signed House Bill 1192 into law, paving the way for more ethanol blender pumps in South Dakota.  The measure will set aside $1 million

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Experts Probing Biofuel Impacts

by Philip Brasher (DesMoinesRegister.com)  The National Research Council is digging into the economic and environmental impact of biofuels, but the results of the congressionally mandated study won’t be known until

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol’s Time May Finally Have Come

by Jim Motavalli (BNET)  …The sticking point with cellulosic ethanol has been finding a dependable enzyme that can break down raw materials (everything from fast-growing grasses to sawdust) into the

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Biobutanol: Friend or Foe?

By Erin Voegele  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Given the immense challenges faced by the ethanol industry over the past 18 months, it isn’t surprising that some may be inclined to view

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Shapoorji, Ethiopia Ink 50,000ha Land Deal

by Shutapa Paul   (liveMint.com, Wall Street Journal)  The 140-year old construction firm, Shapoorji Pallonji and Co. Ltd, signed an agreement with the government of Ethiopia to take on lease up

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

US Dow Minimises Oil, Gas Exposure, Looks to State-Run JVs

(ICIS news)  Dow Chemical is minimising its exposure to the volatility of feedstock oil and gas prices through an emphasis on alternative energy sources and petrochemical joint ventures with government-run

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Farm Economy Follows Lead of U.S. Recovery, Says Annual FAPRI Baseline Report to Congress

The livestock sector can lead the agricultural economy to higher net farm income, assuming the farm economy benefits from a recovering general U.S. economy.   That analysis tops a 2010 baseline

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

A Different Route to Corn-Based Fuel

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  Jack Huttner, the executive vice president of Gevo, a five-year old company in Englewood, Colo., would like to take over an ethanol plant

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Calverton Getty Serves Up E85 Fuel

by Vera Chinese (The Riverhead News-Review)  …Available via two bright yellow pumps to distinguish it from regular gasoline, E85 has

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Action May Signal E-15 Ethanol Blend Rate

(Pork) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to “develop a pump label to prevent misfueling of vehicles and engines

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Inks NJ Biodiesel Terminal Deal

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com) Kinder Morgan, one of the nation’s pioneers in biofuels by pipeline development, has signed a 30-year

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Milwaukee Brewing Co. Saves Big on Energy Costs by Brewing Biodiesel

(BizTimes.com)   Every Monday morning, a crew of workers inside the Milwaukee Brewing Company brews up a special batch of product.

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

CAMELINA Aviation Biofuels: Market Opportunity and Renewable Energy Report

by Biomass Advisors Available for USD $695, the Camelina Market Opportunity and Renewable Energy  Report includes: Graphs, charts and at-a-glance

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

CO2-Eating Algae Turns Cement Maker Green

by Tyler Hamilton (TheStar.com)  A mixture of hot gas rises out of a flue stack at the St. Marys Cement

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Partnership Focuses on Sustainability

SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil,

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

US Firm to Build $135m Bioethanol Plant in Serbia

(Balkans.com)  The US firm Farmers’ Ethanol plans to invest USD135 million into the construction of an eco fuel – bioethanol

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Association of Zambia Urges Govt to Set up Biofuels Fund

by Mutale Kapekele (The Post Online)  The government should set up a biofuels fund, Biofuels Association of Zambia (BAZ) chairperson

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Virent and Shell Start World’s First Biogasoline Production Plant

Virent Energy Systems, Inc., (Virent®) and Shell today announced the successful start of production at the world’s first demonstration plant

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database from Biofuels Digest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest released its updated Advanced Biofuels tracking database, release 1.1, with advanced

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

New Zealand’s First Biodiesel Station Opens in Queenstown

(NZHerald)  New Zealand’s first biodiesel station has opened in Queenstown. The Queenstown Lakes Biodiesel Consortium will supply B20 blended biodiesel

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

China No. 2 Fuel Ethanol Maker Eyes Overseas Plant

(Reuters)  Henan Tianguan Group Co. Ltd, China’s second largest fuel ethanol producer, plans to build plants in Southeast Asia to

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

The View From Big Oil

by Alan Murray and  Kimberley Strassel  (Wall Street Journal)  These days, giant oil companies find themselves trying to balance two big

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

BioPro Expo March 14-16, 2011 Atlanta, GA

  BioPro Expo March 14-16, 2011 Atlanta, GA

Sources of renewable energy are everywhere — from the forest and farm to food processing residue and the urban landscape.

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Todd Bodine and Frank Cicci Take Green Racing Commitment to NASCAR

“At almost 80 million strong, the NASCAR fan base can be an incredible force on a real threat that is

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels for Piston Aircraft

by Jeffrey Decker  (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)   Fighter planes of WWII hit faster speeds thanks to lead additives in their fuel and leaded

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

New Genome Sequence Will Aid Study of Important Food, Fuel Crops

A global initiative that includes key scientists from Oregon State University has successfully sequenced the genome of the wild grass

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

ASABE Revises Its Biodiesel Standard

by Nicholas Zeman (Biodiesel Magazine)  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has revised its standard for testing biodiesel

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Calls OPEC Report Self-Serving: Report Confirms Energy Security Risks

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance responded today to a report produced for the International Energy Forum to be discussed this

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

International Energy Forum’s Assessment of Biofuels Potential and Limitiations

by Claude Mandil and Adnan Shihab-Eldin  (International Energy Forum) Biofuels production, driven by the potential to contribute to energy security,

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

EADS Backs Algae As Future Biofuel

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  Airbus parent company EADS is backing algae as the best source of sustainable jet fuel, arguing

March 22, 2010 Read Full Article

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing June 27-30 Washington, DC

  World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing June 27-30 Washington, DC

This year, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing will explore ways that public policy can help drive innovation

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Feedstock Harvest from Conservation Reserve Program Land in Northwestern Oklahoma

by B. C. Venuto and J. A. Daniel (Crop Science)  Development of a biofuel industry based on biomass will require

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Firm to Build Bio-Fuel Refineries in 16 Local Councils in Ekiti

(The Punch, Nigeria)  A green energy company, Crownek, has said that it will construct mini biofuel refineries in all the

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

UK Looks to Produce 70bn Litres of Biofuel a Year from Pondlife

(clickgreen) The Carbon Trust has announced plans to take on the world in the global race to develop a sustainable,

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

How ‘Green’ Are Industrial Carbon Emissions?

(Alpha Galileo)  There are various kinds of CO2. Emissions of fossil CO2 that result from the burning of fossil fuel

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

The Shell Game: What’s up with Biofuels’ “Quiet Company?”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(T)hough the biofuels industry should, and generally does, reacts with excitement when oil industry majors

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Regional (Northwest) Economics Behind Biofuels April 7 Webinar

  Regional (Northwest) Economics Behind Biofuels April 7 Webinar

This webinar will provide a regional perspective, from various stakeholders, on how to survive in the biofuels industry. Our engaging

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Ferrari Wins First Formula One Race with Cellulosic Ethanol Blend

by Sam Abuelsamid (AutoblogGreen)  Corvette Racing and several other teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) have been running

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

The Power of Nature; The Speed of Technology

by Mark Emalfarb (Dyadic International)  In addition to explaining Dyadic’s C1 enzyme, its history and uses, this presentation includes clear

March 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Navy’s Energy Reform Initiatives Raise Concerns Among Shipbuilders

by  (National Defense Magazine)  The secretary of the Navy’s announcement last fall of several initiatives to wean the sea service

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability of Funding to Promote Rural Biofuel and Bioenergy Production

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funding is available again through three USDA programs to

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

China’s Lawmaker Promotes Production of Ethanol from Straws

(iStock Analyst)  …Li Rongjie, a deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, said the country could potentially

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Microalgae Research Advances towards Biodiesel Production

(FIS)  A team of researchers at the National Technological University of Mar del Plata (UTN) is working on a research

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Today in Biofuels Opinion: “If Policymakers Thought This Is a CO2 Sequestration Approach…We Would Be Entirely Screwed.”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Jack Oswald, CEO, SynGest: “One of the things worth pointing out about most algae approaches,

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Consortium Gets Government Backing to Turn Waste Biomass into Transport Biofuel

(Greenwise)  A consortium of British businesses has netted £7 million of Government funding to develop a technology that could see

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Uhde Process for Biofuel R&D Project

(The Engineer) BioTfueL is a new joint project launched by five French partners and Uhde. BioTfueL integrates the various technology

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“Fuel Is Strategic” says Aviation Expert at ITB; Biofuels Are Key to “Thinking out of the Box”

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Dr. Jurgen Ringbeck, Senior Partner of Booz & Co said “Fuel is strategic, and

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Oil Subsidies Could top $500 BILLION

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs)  A study on energy subsidies commissioned by G20 nations found that the world could be spending

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Sorghum’s Gaining Momentum, Farmers & Policy-Makers Say

by Dave Mowtiz (AgricultureOnline)  Grain sorghum is gaining the attention of eastern Corn Belt farmers in an area dominated by

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Craig Venter: Without Scale, Algae Fuel Companies “Playing”

by Katie Fehrenbacher (Earth2Tech)  Craig Venter, considered to be the father of genomics and the founder of synthetic biology startup

March 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Global Advanced Biofuels Scale-Up Summit June 22-23 Washington, DC

  Global Advanced Biofuels Scale-Up Summit June 22-23 Washington, DC

ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL REGULATORY, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL FRAMEWORK FOR SCALING UP ADVANCED BIOFUEL PRODUCTION Multiple next generation biofuel technologies are

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Site Selection for Bio-Energy Projects

by Bob McNiesh (Harris Group)  This paper describes factors in selecting a site for construction of a bio-energy facility. This general

March 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

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

The Wrong Kind of Green

by Johann Hari (The Nation)  Groups like Conservation International are among the most trusted “brands” in America, pledged to protect

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Small Biofuel Farm Bears Fruit

by Craig Gima (Star Bulletin)  If the vision of father and son farmers Christian and James Twigg-Smith becomes reality, acres

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

World Wildlife Fund, Novozymes: Industrial Biotechnology on the Way to a Green Economy

…Industrial biotechnology is one such sector. Even though the sector is still in it’s infancy, it globally avoids the creation

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

BIO Asks Congress to Support Deployment of Biotech Chemical Platforms to Create Green Jobs

Federal tax policies should incentivize commercial deployment of advanced industrial biotechnologies, which can create jobs, reduce reliance on petroleum, and

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Southeast Asia – the Bio-Based Arabia?

by Per Dahlen (Portelet Asia and Biofuels Digest)  “Saudi Arabia is the largest crude oil producer in the world and produces

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Nanobiotechnology for the Production of Biofuels from Spent Tea

Bioenergy is the only alternative and cheap source of energy which can be made easily available to the world. The

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

OriginOil CEO Presents on Algae Extraction Methods, Algae Oil Production

by Riggs Eckelberry (Origin Oil)  In his presentation at the World Biofuels Markets conference March 2010 in The Netherlands, Eckelberry

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GlycosBio Technology Nears Commercialization

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  Texas-based Glycos Biotechnologies Inc. is producing lactic acid and advanced ethanol in a pilot commercial-size

March 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Fermentable Sugars by Chemical Hydrolysis of Biomass

by Joseph B. Binder and Ronald T. Raines (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  Abundant plant biomass has the

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Federal Loan Programs Ill-Suited for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Cole Gustafson (Prairie Business Magazine) … In addition to problems on Wall Street following the collapse of the financial

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

SAIC Awarded $21 Million Blanket Purchase Agreement For Biomass Engineering

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, R.W. Beck, has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

GreenTrackers Algae Biofuels Company Database Launches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Strategic Fit: …(I)t is important to remember that the original success of 1st generation biofuels

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Sneak-Peek at “Fuel from Thin Air”: Joule Biotechnologies and Its “Game-Changing Technology”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In the Joule technology, biomass is not used as an intermediate. Via a solar converter

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

2010 Florida Farm to Fuel® Summit August 11-13 Orlando, FL

  2010 Florida Farm to Fuel® Summit August 11-13 Orlando, FL

The Farm to Fuel® Summit has established itself as the major gathering place where stakeholders assemble each year to help

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2010 Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show April 18-20 Jacksonville, FL

  2010 Waste-to-Fuels Conference & Trade Show April 18-20 Jacksonville, FL

Why You Should Attend: Increase Biofuel And Alternative Energy Markets Sell More Goods And Services Increase Your Organization’s Exposure Excellent

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Florida Woody Biomass Economic Study

In 2008, the Florida Legislature passed legislation requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in conjunction with the Department

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Space Could Increase Production of Bio-Fuel

by Aaron Pickering (KOLD) …The experiment, National Lab Pathfinder-Cells 3, is aimed at learning whether microgravity can help jatropha curcas

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Nippon Oil and Hitachi Aim at Mass-Producing Microbe-Derived Biofuel

by Serkan Toto (Crunch Gear)  Major Japanese oil wholesaler Nippon Oil and Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Plant Technologies are developing a

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Waiting for Godot: The Financing of Commercial Scale Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“Cellulosic ethanol is not the same as first generation ethanol,” (Arnie) Klann (Bluefire Ethanol CEO) noted. “There,

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Europe Kicks Off the Global Bioenergy Project

At least 20% of the energy needs in Europe can be met by bioenergy from sustainable agriculture without compromising food

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

How Food And Water Are Driving a 21st-Century African Land Grab

by John Vidal (The Guardian; The Observer) …The farm manager shows us millions of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables being grown in

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

University of Minnesota Speaker Says Global Land Use Must Be Considered in Biofuel Debate

by Heather Thorstensen (AgriNews.com)  John Sheehan of the University of Minnesota says the debate on biofuels should shift from food

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Government Awards DuPont, Partners with Technology Investment Agreement for Macroalgae-to-Biobutanol Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded a Technology Investment Agreement to DuPont for

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Over There: The Yanks are Coming (同胞, Can You Spare a Dime?)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BIO exec VP Brent Erickson ruefully noted in a conference with reporters that the biofuels

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Coskata Confirms 100 Gallon Per Ton, ZeaChem Confirms 135 Gallon Per ton, in Advanced Biofuels Updates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Starting off the call, BIO section EVP Brent Erickson compared the scale up of the

March 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine Launched

William Laski & David Schwartz, publishers, launched an online magazine addressing the growth and development of the algae biofuels and

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Kentucky Awards a Combined $530,000 to Develop Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Technologies

(MFRTech)  Two Kentucky companies have been awarded a combined $530,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund. The

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Review of the Potential for Biofuels in Aviation

by E4Tech (UK Committee on Climate Change)  The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent body which provides advice

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

ASABE Revises Biodiesel Fuel Testing Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for testing biodiesel fuel.  ASAE EP552.1, Reporting

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Harvard’s Nano Sized “Lab in a Pocket” Could Speed Discovery of New Biofuels

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica.com)  Leave it to Harvard University to invent an entire laboratory the size of an iPod nano. 

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Petrobras to Double Production at Its Biggest Biodiesel Unit

(MacauHub)  Brazilian state oil company Petrobras said Monday it would invest 66 million reals to double production at the country’s

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Canada Invests C$80 Mln in Quebec Biofuel Plant

(Reuters) Canada will invest nearly C$80 million ($77 million) to expand a Quebec ethanol plant, the government said on Tuesday,

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

House GOP to Launch Another Salvo at EPA Emission Rules

(New York Times)  House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and other key Republicans plan to unveil a formal resolution

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Groups Challenge EPA on Greenhouse Finding

by Light and Medium Truck (Transport Topics Online) A group including motor carriers, businesses, several members of Congress and a

March 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Dyson Racing Expected to Run Cutting-Edge Alternative Fuel in No. 16 Lola-Mazda

by John Dagys (SpeedTV.com)  Following a two-race trial last year, biobutanol has become an approved fuel choice for LMP teams

March 14, 2010 Read Full Article

ARPA-E(mpty): Fantastic Program, Not Enough Money

by David J. Leeds (GreentechMedia) After sitting through presentations from a “who’s who” of the energy world these past two days

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol to Power IZOD IndyCar Series in 2010

Brazilian sugarcane industry association UNICA announced this afternoon it has renewed its fuel supply agreement for the second year with

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Improved Biomass Deconstruction Technologies Will Speed the Use of Non-Food Feedstocks as a Source of Cost-Effective, Infrastructure-Compatible Renewable Biofuels

Virent Energy Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy as

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Honeywell’s UOP Awarded Funding for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Reuse Through Algae Growth and Biofuel Production

UOP, a Honeywell ( HON) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million cooperative agreement from the

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

University of Queensland Institute Ignites Plans for Jet Biofuel

(Queensland Business Review)  The University of Queensland (UQ) has entered into a new agreement with an American alternative energy company

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Bye Energy Launches “The Green Flight Project”

Bye Energy, Inc., an integrator of alternative energy and renewable fuel technologies for business and general aviation aircraft, is launching

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Flying High on Algae?

(TodayOnline) Can algae oil be viably converted to kerosene for jet fuel that might one day power the world’s aircraft?

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

$200M Refinery to Convert Wood Products into Fuel, Electricity

(Nashville Business Journal)  Another green energy company is coming to Tennessee, but this one doesn’t have anything to do with

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Jet Stream: Biofuels Digest Special Report on Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If 2009 brought us the “summer of Algae”, 2010 is certainly looking to usher in

March 11, 2010 Read Full Article

University of Florida Breaks Ground on Taylor Ethanol Plant

by Nathan Crabbe (Gainsville Sun)  The farms and forests of the state could be providing more fuel for its vehicles

March 9, 2010 Read Full Article

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