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Butamax: Portrait of a Biobutanol Strategic Investment by BP and Dupont

by Jim Lane (BiofuelsDigest)  …Also, what exactly is up with biobutanol, perhaps the most important fuel you never heard of  — one that is gaining serious traction among bioenergy cognoscenti

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Is Europe’s Transport Getting Greener? Partly

(European Environment Agency)  While technological advances produce cleaner vehicles, more and more passengers and goods are travelling further distances, thereby offsetting efficiency gains. Based on analysis of long-term trends, a

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Amtrak Runs Heartland Flyer on Biodiesel

(UPI)  Amtrak plans to operate its Heartland Flyer Oklahoma-Texas service on animal-based biodiesel for the next year, officials say. The first biodiesel-powered train pulled into Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, the

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Aviation Alt Fuel Hopes to Get the Lead Out

by Jason Paur (Wired)  …A small company in Indiana is leading the way for creating an alternative fuel for piston-powered airplanes around the world. Swift Enterprises has created a biomass-derived,

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass 2010 Presentations Available

(US Department of Energy)  More than 600 attendees were able to discuss some of the most pressing issues in the biomass community as well as recent accomplishments and the challenges

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers: Your “Sustainable” Mantra — Organic, Local, and Slow — Is No Recipe for Saving the World’s Hungry Millions

by Robert Paarlberg (Foreign Policy) … Food has become an elite preoccupation in the West, ironically, just as the most effective ways to address hunger in poor countries have fallen out

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Racecar Driver Leilani Munter Featured in Discovery’s new Planet Green Network TV Series

Race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter is featured in the new tv series “Fast Forward” on Discovery’s Planet Green Network. The series tells the stories of thirteen unique

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Newton Falls Mill Eyeing New Technology

by Martha Ellen  (Watertown Daily Times)  Newton Falls Fine Paper could be the first commercial plant to use a breakthrough technology that turns waste into ethanol. “It’s a possibility. It’s

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Nebraska Holds FFV Awareness Campaign

by Michelle Kautz  (DomesticFuels)  Tomorrow (April 22, 2010) will kick of the National Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Awareness Campaign across the state of Nebraska. The educational campaign is a joint project

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Millions Exposed to Unflattering View of First & Second Generation Biofuels Interests

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   In the 40th Earth Day Anniversary episode of “The Simpsons,” millions of viewers got an unflattering presentation of “switchgrass vs. corn” biofuels interests.  Knock down, drag

April 26, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

New Laboratory to Help Chemical Revolution

(University of York)  A major new suite of laboratories, to be opened this week, will help scientists in the Green Chemistry group at the University of York to advance research

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

The Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment Awards over $5.1 Million to 24 Energy Projects at the University of Minnesota

(University of Minnesota)  The Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) recently awarded over $5.1 million to 24 renewable energy research and demonstration projects at the University of Minnesota.

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Using Ionic Liquids Without Acids for Biomass Conversion into Biofuel Saves Time, Energy, Colorado State University Professors Discover

(Colorado State University)  Dissolving plant biomass in “green” solvent ionic liquids – salts that melt at low temperatures – converts more sugars needed for biofuel more quickly than traditional methods,

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

TR10: Solar Fuel: Designing the Perfect Renewable Fuel

by Kevin Bullis  (Technology Review, MIT)   When Noubar Afeyan, the CEO of Flagship Ventures in Cambridge, MA, set out to invent the ideal renewable fuel, he decided to eliminate the

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

G-Oil Debuts First Commercial – a Dukes “Homage” – during American Le Mans Race

by Nik Bristow  (AutoBlogGreen)  Green Earth Technologies, maker of G-Oil, the “world’s first and only bio-based and ultimate biodegradable motor oil approved by the American Petroleum Institute,” aired their first-ever

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

King of Fuel Alternatives: Ethanol Remains Major Player, but Future Unclear

by Rod Walton (Tulsa World)  Ethanol is running strong in Oklahoma and nationwide, filling up storage terminals and flowing through most cars in some blended way. The corn-based variety, however,

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Website Aims to Forge Ethanol Partnerships

by Kathrine Schmidt  (dailycomet.com)  A businessman from New Iberia is starting a national website that aims to match renewable-energy investors with local landowners and farmers. Kevin Caffery believes the state

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Iowans Urged to Celebrate Earth Day by Pumping E85

by Ken Anderson   (Brownfield Ag News)  …IRFA managing director Lucy Norton says E85 is currently running about 90 cents less than E10 gasoline in Iowa.  Even factoring in a 15

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Pilot Scheme Faces Winding Road

by Nina Fowler (National Business Review)   Queenstown tourism operators are scrambling to establish a viable local biofuel industry before government assistance expires. The Queenstown Lakes Biodiesel Consortium’s pilot scheme has been

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Plant Turns Garbage to Gas

(The Province)  …Food and yard waste from residential and commercial sources will be converted at the plant into a low-cost natural gas that will be used as an alternative fuel

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Is Switchgrass In Your Future, And If So, Will It Be Profitable?

(Cattle Network)  …One of the first products that may be digested in a cellulosic ethanol plant is switchgrass, which is a warm-season grass native to this part of the world.

April 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine Interview: National Algae Association’s Barry Cohen

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Since forming the National Algae Association over two years ago, Barry has concentrated on creating and establishing strong working relationships with what he calls

April 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Ecotech Institute Launches as First and Only College Entirely Focused on Careers in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design

(Educational Corporation of America)   Education Corporation of America (ECA), a leading owner and operator of private higher education institutions in the United States, announced today the launch of Ecotech Institute,

April 23, 2010 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Process May Change Chemical Industry

(University of Massachusetts Amherst)  A new method of converting biomass feedstock into sustainable fuel developed by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Minnesota has the potential

April 23, 2010 Read Full Article

BC Ferries Introduces Biodiesel to Its Fleet

(The Motorship)  BC Ferries in Canada is now using 5 percent blend of B5 biodiesel to fuel its vessels, making the company one of the largest consumers of biodiesel in

April 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Will Traditional Gasoline/Diesel Combustion for Light Vehicles Be Obsoleted by Critical Fuel System

by Bob Brook  (Automotive Industries)  New information and comment by combustion experts at the recent SAE Congress meeting here provide substantial reasons to believe critical fuel combustion could be the

April 23, 2010 Read Full Article

ZeaChem Validates Its Core Biorefining Technology

(ZeaChem) Company Produces Commercial Grade Ethyl Acetate ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals, today announced it has produced commercial grade

April 23, 2010 Read Full Article

POET Announces Plans for 3.5 Billion Gallons of Cellulosic Ethanol in 2022

(POET)  Technology ready, CEO says, but loan guarantee, policy stability and market access still needed to achieve vision. POET plans to have a hand in producing 3.5 billion gallons of

April 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Fort Worth’s Amtrak Rail Service Beefs Up with Animal-Based Biodiesel

by Gordon Dickson  (Star-Telegram)  Where’s the beef? It’s in the belly of that Amtrak locomotive. Shortly after noon Tuesday, the Amtrak Heartland Flyer pulled into downtown Fort Worth. It looked

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

US Farm State Senators Offer Bill to Extend Ethanol Tax Credit

Nick Snow (Oil and Gas Journal)  US senators from agricultural states introduced legislation on Apr. 20 that would extend the federal ethanol tax credit through 2015. Failure to do so

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

University of Michigan Pressure-Cooking Algae Into Better Biofuel

(Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report)   Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes. University of Michigan professors are working to understand

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Namibia to Produce Own Biodiesel

by Chrispin Inambao (New Era)  LL Biofuels Namibia, a highly ambitious foreign-initiated and multi-billion-dollar venture, has secured 300 000 hectares of land from chiefs in Caprivi to plant jatropha, whose seeds

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Honduras Successfully Harvests Biofuel

(Honduras News)  Agroipsa Farm in Choluteca has deployed the “BEI Jatropha Wave Harvester”, a mechanical harvesting system for jatropha which has successfully completed an eight-month trial. The system was used

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

230 MPG For Chevy Volt? Not Likely

by Reilly Brennan (AOL Autos)  EPA Mulls New Fuel Economy Guidelines The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon draft a new regulation for the way it calculates fuel efficiency for

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Pew Study: Department of Defense Embracing Clean Energy

(Pew Charitable Trusts) Pentagon, Service Agencies Working to Enhance Security, Save Money and Reduce Emissions   The Department of Defense has initiated ambitious clean energy programs in service of economic, security and

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers U.S. Navy Green Hornet for Biofuels Certification Flight

(UOP) Fuel produced using process technology from Honeywell’s UOP under contract from U.S. Defense Energy Support Center. UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced April 22, 2010, that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) produced

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

The Future of Transportation Technology May 19 Monterey, CA

  The Future of Transportation Technology May 19 Monterey, CA

Monterey County & Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Invite You To   The Future of Transportation Technology   Presented by Freescale Semiconductor   Wednesday May 19 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel and Tires from the Same Bug

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia) Isoprene’s a large-volume, high-energy fossil chemical. Genencor says it can get microbes to make it. …Genencor, the industrial enzyme specialist, has engineered a microorganism that can

April 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Scientists Say Growing Grain for Food Is More Energy Efficient

(Michigan State University)  Using productive farmland to grow crops for food instead of fuel is more energy efficient, Michigan State University scientists concluded, after poring over 17 years’ worth of

April 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Economic Researcher: EU Biofuel Policy Not Based on Science

(Environmental Protection) Gernot Pehnelt, Ph.D., director of GlobEcon, released a study that says the Renewable Energy Directive discriminates against foreign biofuels. “European Policies Towards Palm Oil: Sorting Out Some Facts,”

April 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company Builds Test Plant

(CBC News)  An Ontario biofuels company is building a test plant in Sarnia to produce ethanol from wood and farm waste rather than corn. Don Hewson, managing director of the

April 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Scientists Try Algae ‘Alchemy’ to Grow Oil in Paddies

by Shigeru Sato and Yuji Okada (Bloomberg Business Week)  As Japan’s rice fields turn fallow and its farming communities decline, a new army of workers is preparing to make the countryside

April 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Brookhaven Selects SG Biofuels for Jatropha Testing Program

(SG Biofuels)  SG Biofuels announced it has established a strategic partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory to accelerate the analysis and testing of oil produced by its Latin American Jatropha plantations.

April 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Invites Public Comment on Proposed Rules for USDA Renewable Energy Programs

(USDA)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack April 16, 2010, invited public comment on several proposed rules designed to increase the production of advanced biofuels and the development of biorefineries. The programs are authorized

April 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Implications Of The U.S. Ethanol Tariff

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  …In order to better understand the intricacies of the issues involved, I have been engaged in dialogue with a number of industry groups and economists. Here

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Corn Oil from Ethanol Plant to Feed Biodiesel Refinery

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Mansfield Oil Company has acquired East Fork Biodiesel of Algona, Iowa … a 60-million-gallon-a-year refinery that will get its feedstock of corn oil from Mansdfield’s network

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

The Best Peak Oil Investments, Part I: Biofuels

by Tom Konrad (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)   … The most obvious strategy for dealing with peak oil is substitution.  If we can find another form of energy in place of oil, then our economy

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Time To Reinforce Distillers Grains Value

(CattleNetwork)  …U.S. ethanol industry exported 5.64 million metric tons (mmt) of distillers grains worth nearly $1 billion in 2009, which was 24 percent above 2008 levels. The Renewable Fuels Association

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

X PRIZE Foundation Reveals Expanded Vision for Future; Prize Groups Aim to Solve World’s Most Urgent Problems by Targeting Four Key Areas

(XPrize Foundation, Marketwire)  …X PRIZE is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs, inspiring the formation of new industries, jobs and the revitalization of markets that

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Jatropha: Mozambique’s New Biofuel Hope

by Jeffrey Barbee (Global Post)  …Sun Biofuels, a British company, has been planting thousands of acres of jatropha at a former tobacco farm here and in other sites in Africa.

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Secretary Chu Announces New Partnerships Under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

(US DOE)  The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a series of partnerships and other initiatives to address clean energy and energy security in the Western Hemisphere as part of

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Lack of Raw Material, Govt Pricing Dash Biofuel dreams

(The Business Standard)  The biofuel industry is finding it tough to remain in business, with both government pricing and raw material availability working against them. …Senior officials of the National

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

BIO Urges Recognition of Biotechology Solutions in Climate Change Legislation

by Brent Erickson (Executive Vice President, Biotechnology Industry Organization)  From a letter to Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman:   …BIO urges, therefore, that any comprehensive climate change legislation

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Pilot Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Located Off the Beaten Path

by Sarah Tompkins (The Times, Munster, Ind.)   … The process that will be used in Lake County’s plant to produce ethanol from trash was developed in Fayetteville more than 17 years

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Senate Trio Hopes to Hit Pay Dirt With Carbon ‘Fee’ on Fuels

by Darren Samuelsohn  (New York Times)   Key senators are weighing a request from Big Oil to levy a carbon fee on the industry rather than wrap it into a sweeping

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Interning is the Pits (and Garages) for UNOH High Performance Motorsports Students

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Stephanie Thomas is a very smart young woman. Everyone in the High Performance Motorsports Program at University of Northwestern Ohio says so. If you

April 15, 2010 1 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels that Save Water and Land

by Brett Walton (Circle of Blue)  …That tilt may soon be righted by researchers at the University of Virginia and the Seawater Foundation, who discovered that the most important source

April 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Bill Ford: Few, If Any, Trade-Offs in Going Green

by Martin LaMonica  (cnet News)  The U.S. auto industry needs to “go green” in more than one way, says Bill Ford.   Ford is committed to making its vehicles more fuel

April 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Saving Energy When Pre-Processing Biofuels

by Matt Ford (Ars Technica)  …When it comes to the processing of organic feedstocks for use in biofuel operations, getting plant matter down to size often represents a significant cost,

April 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Pickens Encourages Investment in American Energy

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)   “When do we stop investing in OPEC and start investing in America?”   That’s the question that oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens asked at a House Ways

April 15, 2010 Read Full Article

How to End America’s Addiction to Oil

by R. James Woolsey (Wall Street Journal editorial)   By using more electricity, natural gas and biofuels in our transportation fleet, we can

April 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Second Annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels: Catalyzing Industry – Academic Collaboration April 30 Univ. of Mass. Amherst

  Second Annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels: Catalyzing Industry – Academic Collaboration April 30 Univ. of Mass. Amherst

Those interested in the Commonwealth’s developing biofuels and bioproducts industry are invited to participate in the Second Annual Conference on

April 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Norfolk Southern Railway and Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. (EMD) Partnering to Test Biodiesel for Locomotive Fuel Applications

(Progressive Railroading)  Under “one of the most extensive testing programs to date on the use of biodiesel fuel for locomotives,”

April 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Spanish Company to Build First Biodiesel Plant in Dominican Republic with US$40M

(Dominican Today)   The company Globasol signed an agreement on Monday with TSK-Ingemas, of the Spanish group Globalia, to build Dominican

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

LS9 Fuel Receives EPA Registration

by Ron Kotrba   (Biodiesel Magazine)   LS9 Inc. announced that its trademarked UltraClean Diesel fuel has been officially registered with the

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

IntAct Targets Energy-Neutral Water Treatment

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …IntAct Labs LLC has been awarded a $46,770 U.S. EPA grant to further research

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Mazda RX-8 SP Goes E85 at Targa

(The AutoChannel)  Mazda Australia will use ethanol blend fuel to power its turbo rotary Mazda RX-8 SP at the upcoming

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Grilling with Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  Grilling enthusiasts will find a new product that uses ethanol as an alternative to charcoal or

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

US Military Warns Oil Output May Dip Causing Massive Shortages by 2015

by Terry Macalister  (The Guardian)  …The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Agricultural Research Service Researching Camelina as a New Biofuel Crop

by Stephanie Yao (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have long-term studies underway to examine growing camelina as a bioenergy

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Re-Engineering Algae for Biodiesel Production

by Green Liver (Imperial Valley News)  A Purdue University researcher will lead a portion of a federally funded effort based

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

S. Korea’s EN3 Green Energy to Produce Bio-Ethanol

(TradingMarkets.com)  South Korea’s EN3 Green Energy Co. Ltd plans to produce bio-ethanol using cassava root as the basic material in

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Korean Biofuel Banggi Venture

(Daily Express) Two South Korean companies will set up a multi-million dollar project to produce biofuel using cassava, starting with

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Pulstar and E-Fuel Announce Pulse Plugs for Ethanol

(e-releases)  High-power sparkplug promises to improve combustion efficiency in ethanol-fueled vehicles with fuel provided by E-Fuel equipment. Ignition products company

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Circling the Wagons, the Firing Squads and the Arguments: Ethanol Wars Explode in Print, TV

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The ethanol cold war developed into a hot one this week when television and print

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Feedstock Resource Availability:The Regional Feedstock Partnership: Herbaceous Energy Crops and CRP Land for Biomass Production Across Environmental Gradients

by Vance Owens (South Dakota State University). He stated that the overall objective was to” perform replicated field trials of

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Feedstock Resource Availability

Crop Residue- What’s It Worth? Robert Fireovid (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) explained the interest in crop residues,

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Feedstock Resource Availability: Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels

Zia Haq (Biomass Program, U.S. Department of Energy) focused his presentation on efforts that the Biomass R&D Board Interagency Working

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Feedstock Resource Availability: Overview

Moderator Laura Neal (Biomass Program, U.S. Department of Energy) emphasized the resources availability to ensure a sustainable supply of feedstock

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Modeling Land Use and Land Use Change in Brazil

By Leila Harfuch (Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations). In her talk she underlined the modeling land use and land

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Assessing the Impact of Ecological Consideration on Forest Biomass Projections

By Jocelyn Tutak (Conservation Biology Institute). This presentation was mostly focused on developing a method of incorporating ecological considerations into

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: A Systems Approach to Biomass Sustainability

M. Cristina Negri (Argonne National Laboratory) directed her talk toward the Laboratory’s system perspective; “waste as another sector’s resource” in

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Using Geospatial Technology to Map Potential Biofeedstock Crop Cultivation Zones and Identify Potential Areas of High Biodiversity or Ecosystem Service Value

Jenny Hewson (Conservation International/CI) presented the multi- tiered sustainable biofuels crops projects funded by DOE. CI is building global and

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Sustainable Bioenergy: Role of Geospatial Science and Technology

Budhedra Bhaduri (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)   This session started with a talk given by moderator Budhedra Bhaduri who emphasized the

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant in Bireuen to Operate This Year

(Antara News)  A biodiesel and ethanol plant under construction in Beunyot village, Juli subdistrict, Bireuen regency, Aceh province, is scheduled

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Verizon Launches Comprehensive Sustainability Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Conserve Energy

To deliver on its commitment to find practical and innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of its global operations,

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Algal Finance Summit May 13 New York, NY

  Algal Finance Summit May 13 New York, NY

Sponsored by the Algal Biomass Organization, this new, one-day conference will focus on investment strategy as it relates to the

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Economists Duke It Out Over Ethanol’s Benefits, Impact of Loss of Ethanol Tax Credits

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, a battle royal has been joined on the comments page of the

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

The US Should Not Exchange Reliance on One Kind of Transportation Essential for Another

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It doesn’t make sense to exchange reliance on one kind of imported transportation essential

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Launches Marketing Blitz in Face of U.S. Tariffs

by Nick Chambers  (Gas2.0)   Calling themselves the “underdogs,” the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) has today launched an advertising campaign

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

UOP: An Unlikely Cleantech Leader

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)   The petro-chemical company uses its core competency to expand into biofuels. Unlikely as it may seem,

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Forage Sorghum Shows Promise as Energy Crop

In their continuing effort to evaluate crops that can serve as biofuel feedstocks as well as cover crops (and that

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Potential for Delta Ag

by Hembree Brandon (Delta Farm Press)  As Mid-South states continue to lose much of the traditional manufacturing-based industries that migrated

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

The Dirty Underside of Lula’s Clean Energy Revolution

by Nikolas Kozloff  (Foreign Policy)  …Buffeted by the oil price shock of 1973, the country’s military dictators grew concerned about

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Scientists Developing Algae as Renewable Energy Source

by Loretta Sorensen (Farm & Ranch Guide)  …“There are numerous benefits to extracting oil from algae,” said Todd Hylden, vice president

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Direct Production of Biodiesel from the Fungus M. circinelloides; Opportunity to Enhance Yield with Genetic Engineering

(Green Car Congress)  Researchers in Spain have demonstrated the direct transformation of biomass consisting of the fungus M. circinelloides into

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

UK Airport to Plant Its Own Willow Farm to Produce Biofuel for Terminal Building Biomass Boiler and Complement Biomethane Bus

(GreenAirOnline)  The UK’s East Midlands Airport is to establish a 26-hectare willow farm on its land to produce biofuel to

April 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol: Expanding Options, Identifying Obstacles

by Ann Perry (USDA ARS)  Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are figuring out how to turn wheat straw into ethanol

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

South Dakota State University Studies Corn Stover Pretreatment

(Biomass Magazine)   Using a high shear bioreactor (extrusion) pretreatment process can help prepare corn stover as a feedstock for making

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Boaters Fear Ethanol Bump Will Hurt Their Boats

by Gary Chittim (King5News)   The nation’s largest boat owners’ group wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency to slow down on

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Life Cycle Analysis of Evogene Castor Bean Based Biodiesel Shows 90% Emissions Reduction Compared to Petroleum

Evogene Ltd., on April 8, 2010, announced the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of biodiesel produced from castor bean varieties

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Sugarcane Firm to Drive Navy Biofuel Development

by James Cartledge (BrighterEnergy.org)  The Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) has said it is aiming to become a large-scale

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Launch of Commerical Scale Seawater-Based Biofuels Project in Egypt

Energy Allied International, a Houston-based energy projects development company, and The Seawater Foundation and Global Seawater, Inc., pioneers in the

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Salt Water: The Tangy Taste of Energy Freedom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Scott Carpenter once noted that we know more about the heavens than the sea —

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

First Flight Takes Place of an Aircraft Solely Powered by Jet Biofuel Blend Derived from Plant Biomass

(GreenAirOnline)  The US Air Force has carried out the first-ever feasibility flight powered solely by a blended hydrotreated renewable jet

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Woodland Biofuels Awarded $4 Million by Ontario For Revolutionary Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstration Plant

Ontario is investing $4 million through the Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF) to help Woodland Biofuels Inc. and its partners build

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

ARIES Biodiesel System Delivered to Naval Base Ventura County

The first ARIES biodiesel production system has been delivered to Naval Base Ventura County. ARIES is the result of a

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

V2G: Transportation Electrons vs. Power Electrons

by Eric Weshoff (GreenTechGrid)  Integrating electric vehicles into the smart grid is an enormous and potentially explosive challenge. Erfan Ibrahim

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fumes

by Patrick Westhoff  (Washington Times letter to editor)  The editorial “Stop ‘Big Corn’ ” (Opinion, Monday) did not accurately describe

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Colorado’s First Blender Pump Opening

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …E20, E40, and E85 will be offered at the Stratton Equity Coop station at 515 Lincoln

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol and Sorghum Expansion

by Cary Blake (Western Farm Press)  The long-term growth of the U.S. sorghum industry lies in part with scientists unraveling

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

General Motors Commits to Biodiesel

(TheAutoChannel)  The National Biodiesel Board’s The Biodiesel Bulletin reported that General Motors is the latest OEM to show support for

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: Oil Companies Should Not Dismiss Intent of Congress to Increase Renewable Fuel in 2010

Growth Energy, the coalition of US ethanol supporters, announced today that it has filed papers to intervene on behalf of

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

New Seaweed Cultivation Structure May Open up Ocean Floors for Energy Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)    In Norway, Seaweed Energy Solutions has patented the first ever modern structure to enable mass

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Verdezyne and Lallemand Ethanol Technology Partner to Develop and Commercialize Novel Yeast for Enhanced Ethanol Production

 Verdezyne, Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, and Lallemand Ethanol Technology, a global provider of yeast to the fuel ethanol industry,

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

DOE Launches OpenEI.org – Open Source Platform for Clean energy Data Access

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Washington, the US Department of Energy released its Open Government Plan highlighting DOE initiatives to

April 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Governor Rendell: Investing in Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects Will Drive Pennsylvania toward Energy Independence

Seeking to enhance Pennsylvania’s energy security, promote alternative forms of energy and create a cleaner environment, Governor Edward G. Rendell

April 7, 2010 Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Vehicles Hold the Key

by Gal Luft  (The Baltimore Sun)  …While both drilling and efficiency promise little relief, with growing instability in the Middle

April 7, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels; More Than Fulfilling Early Promises.

(Gerson Lehman Group)  Needless to say, as the ethanol industry continues to grow, the level of opposition continues to increase and the

April 7, 2010 Read Full Article

America’s Biofuel Muddle Coming Up Empty: America Will Have Trouble Meeting Its Ambitious Goals for Biofuels

(The Economist)  The renewable-fuel standard released in February by America’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paints an ambitious picture of biofuels’

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Pennycress: Able to Double Yields in 10 Million+ Northern Soy Acres?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The source of (Jack) Oswald’s excitement? An analysis from ex-USDA Peoria Lab director Peter Johnson,

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Cobalt Technologies is First to Create Renewable Biobutanol Fuel from Beetle-Killed Pine

Cobalt Technologies, the leader in commercializing biobutanol as a renewable chemical and fuel, April 7, 2010, announced a breakthrough in producing biobutanol

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Cellulosic Ethanol Dealt a Blow

by Alyssa Danigelis (Discovery News) …Humberto Blanco-Canqui, assistant professor at Kansas State University’s Agricultural Research Center-Hays, published an article in

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Haitians Pioneer Biofuel Production Model

(PSFK Conference New York)  Following Haiti’s devastating earthquake, new methodologies for organic and economic growth quickly began to sprout. Supported

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University of South Florida Researchers Gain Acclaim for Sustainable Jet Fuel Process

by Jane Meinhardt (Tampa Bay Business Journal)   A startup formed when University of South Florida researchers created a patent-pending catalytic

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New York 2010: VW BlueMotion Brand Wins 2010 World Green Car

by Sebastian Blanco (AutoBlogGreen)  The definition of the World Green Car of the Year was expanded a bit today when

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BIO Asks Congress to Fully Fund Reverse Auction for Cellulosic Biofuel

(Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News)  Funding the existing cellulosic biofuel reverse auction program is a targeted, affordable way to assist

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Soy Races to New Land Speed Record

Hajek Motorsports raced to a new land-speed record thanks in part to the soy-based components of the car that owner

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As E15 Receives the Full Court Press from Ethanol Lobbies, E85 Languishes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There is hardly an organization in the world that has done more of the heavy

April 7, 2010 Read Full Article

DOT, EPA Set Aggressive National Standards for Fuel Economy and First Ever Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels For Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

Responding to one of the first major directives of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the

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New Barley Market Spurs Research Effort

by Roy Roberson (Southeast Farm Press)  Research under way at Virginia Tech Universitiy’s Tidewater Research and Extension Center near Suffolk,

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Agrivida is Trying to Develop Plants that Help Turn Themselves into Biofuel

by Jonathan Fahey (Forbes)  Plants wouldn’t have been able to thrive for hundreds of millions of years if they weren’t

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Hawaii Electric Co. Looking for a Long-term Supply of Biofuels

(AP, Bloomberg)  Hawaiian Electric Co. is looking for a long-term supply of biofuels made from feedstocks produced and processed in

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Issues Updated Methodology for Lifecycle GHG Calculations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels has developed a revised lifecycle GHG calculations methodology

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EmPower Louisiana – Transportation Efficiency & Alternative Fuels Grant Program

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources was awarded $71,694,000 to fund energy projects through SEP. A portion of these funds

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Sun Biofuels to Employ 1500 People in Kisarawe

(AllAfrica.com)  Sun Biofuels, a British firm that has invested in jatropha plantations in Tanzania, envisages offering full time employment to

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Microbe to Make Bio-Degradable Plastic Discovered

by Vikas Bhargava/Ahmedabad (Outlook India)  In a breakthrough, Bhavnagar-based Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) has discovered microbe

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The Role of Demand for Biofuel in the Agricultural Commodity Price Spikes of 2007/08

by Simone Pfuderer, Grant Davies, Ian Mitchell  (Food and Farming Analysis, Defra)   This paper is part of a larger body

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Mark Edwards & Algae Industry Magazine Launch Algae 101 Online

2009’s Best Science Book award winner, Mark Edwards, will begin a 20-part primer in understanding the basics and current state

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Southern Research Institute Signs an Agreement with HCL CleanTech to Help Develop a New Biofuel Production Process in Durham, North Carolina

HCL CleanTech, a US-Israeli biofuels technology development company, has selected Southern Research Institute in North Carolina as the hosting site

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

HCL CleanTech Establishes Administrative and Pilot Plant Facilities in North Carolina

HCL CleanTech, a U.S.-Israeli biofuels technology development company, has chosen North Carolina as the site for its administrative headquarters and

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NextCAT Inc., a Detroit Based Company Has Signed an Option Agreement for Wayne State University Biodiesel Technology.

NextCAT Inc., a Detroit-based company, announced March 31, 2010, that it signed an option agreement for a biodiesel technology developed at the

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From Hype to Reality – Not All Algae Are Created Equally: Solazyme Defies Skeptics on Its Rapid Path toward Commercialization

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)  Algae biofuels are often considered one of those technologies — like hydrogen fuel cells — that

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Commercial Jet Biofuel: Sooner Than We Think? Who Will Win the Race between Fischer-Tropsch and Hydroprocessed Aviation Fuels?

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia) This week’s announcement that the Air Force successfully tested a A-10C Thunderbolt “Warthog” plane on a

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High Schoolers win Gold for Vehicle that Gets 345 mpg Using Ethanol

by Megan Peterson (WEAU.com)  A group of Durand High School (Wisconsin) students made the trip to Texas this past weekend

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Second Plant Pathway Could Improve Nutrition, Biofuel Production

Purdue University scientists have defined a hidden second option plants have for making an essential amino acid that could be

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Biofuels and Global Trade Study Goes Online

“Global trade and environmental impact of the EU biofuels mandate” is the title of a study finalised by the International

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President Obama Recognizes Military Leadership in Advanced Biofuels Development

…Well, if there’s any doubt about the leadership that our military is showing, you just need to look at this

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Department of Energy to Invest Nearly $18 Million for Advanced Biofuels User Facility

U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Cathy Zoi today announced that the Department’s Lawrence

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GSA Doubles the Federal Hybrid Fleet, DOE Takes the Lead in Updating to Hybrids

Agencies Move to Increase Energy Security and Fuel Efficiency.  President Obama announced March 31, 2010, that the Federal Government will lead by

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

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