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Global Mapping of Jatropha curcas Yield Based on Response of Fitness to Present and Future Climate

by Antionio Trabucco, Wouter M. J. Achten, et al.  (Global Change Biology)  Although acclaimed as a biofuel crop with high potential to sustainably replace fossil fuels, Jatropha curcas L. remains a poorly studied

June 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Are You Driving Your Last Gasoline Powered Car?

(ETCGreen.com)  Vehicle owners now understand the ever dwindling supply and higher expense and risks of extracting petroleum will continue to increase the price at the pumps. For over 100 years

June 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Le Mans 24h – Strakka Wins the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge

(Michelin)  Victory in the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge at the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours ended up going to the HPD-ARX 01c N°42 run by Michelin’s partner Strakka Racing whose exceptional

June 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Report Predicts Biorefineries Will Offer a Solution to Significantly Reducing CO2 Emissions and Creating Economic Growth

(World Economic Forum)  Biorefineries have a major role to play in tackling climate change, according to the World Economic Forum report The Future of Industrial Biorefineries launched today(June 29, 2010). The

June 30, 2010 Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Inc. Considers Montana for Wood-to-Gasoline Plant

(CORE Biofuel)  CORE BioFuel Inc., a Canadian biofuel company that is commercializing an advanced biomass to gasoline production process, today announced that it will pursue an additional production facility to be

June 30, 2010 Read Full Article

When Life Gives You Lemons…Make Ethyl Acetate

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is underway, and by the time you are reading this, it may well be over.

June 30, 2010 Read Full Article

DoD Seeking Commercial Quantities of Aviation, Marine Biofuels: RFI Issued

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) posted a Request for Information (RFI) on FedBizOpps this past Friday.  This is DESC’s first step toward

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Chiefs Embrace Ethanol Project

by Lorraine Mandebvu  (All Africa)  Traditional leaders have embraced the US$600 million Chisumbanje ethanol project which they believe will bring much-needed development to the area. Speaking at a meeting of traditional leaders

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

BioMCN Opens Largest 2nd Generation Biofuel Plant

(BioMCN)  June 25, 2010, the Queen’s Commissioner of the Province of Groningen, Sir Max van den Berg, together with Rob Voncken, CEO of BioMCN, has officially opened the largest second generation biofuel

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Venture Hasn’t Paid Off for Snohomish County

by Noah Haglund (Herald)  A plan to lessen Snohomish County’s dependence on fossil fuels while helping local farmers has fallen well short of expectations. Supporters urge patience. In time, they

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Releases National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap

(US Department of Energy)  Despite algae’s potential, many technical and economic challenges must be overcome for algal biofuels to be commercialized. To identify these hurdles and guide research and development activities,

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces $24 Million for Algal Biofuels Research

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced June 28, 2010, the investment of up to $24 million for three research groups to tackle key hurdles in the commercialization of

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

San Diego Region Awarded $4 Million Workforce Development Grant to Support Expanding Biofuels Industry

(Sun Herald)  The California Department of Labor today (June 29, 2010) awarded the San Diego region a $4 million grant to implement new workforce training programs for careers in the emerging biofuels

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

ZeaChem Confirms Ethanol Biorefining Process

(ZeaChem)   Company to Demonstrate Integration of Processes at Boardman Biorefinery  ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals, today announced the

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

RFS2 & RINs Forum October 14-15 Chicago, IL

  RFS2 & RINs Forum October 14-15 Chicago, IL

A comprehensive course detailing the new policy and economic drivers of biofuel supply and demand. Top experts in the fields of biofuels production, marketing, risk management, RINs accounting and environmental

June 29, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Advocating Advanced Biofuels

by Anna Austin (Biomass Magazine)   With their extreme versatility and often complicated nature, it isn’t easy for most people to wrap their brain around advanced biofuels, and the definitions in

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Mission Achieves First Commercial Scale Jatropha Crush

(MarketWire)  Mission NewEnergy Ltd., a vertically integrated biodiesel refiner, and one of the world’s largest Jatropha plantation companies, is pleased to announce that it has aggregated, crushed and shipped commercial quantities

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Amyris Enters Into Off-Take Agreement With Shell

(Amyris) Amyris, Inc. announced June 25, 2010, that it has entered into an off-take agreement with Shell for the supply of Amyris No Compromise® diesel. The parties have agreed to the terms under

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

US Air Force Confident of Meeting 2011 Blended Fuel Target

by Jeffrey Decker (FlightGlobal)  …Biomass can be gasified and converted to fuel through the Fischer-Tropsch process as well, but the USAF has focused on coal-to-liquids to confirm that chemically identical

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Energy of the Future? It’s Green and Slimy

by Penni Crabtree  (SignOnSanDiego.com)  Algae’s potential vast, but the cost so far is immense. …Scientists agree that the science to turn algae into fuel has arrived. It’s just the economics

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

EADS Undertakes First Aircraft Flight Powered by Algae-Derived Biofuel and Signs Brazilian Production Venture

(GreenAirOnline)  The first public flights of an aircraft with an engine fully powered by algae-derived biofuel took place last week during the ILA Air Show in Berlin. The demonstration flights

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Using Synergies to Save: Cellulosic Ethanol & Power Plant Co-Location

by Frances Williams (Biofuels Digest and Novozymes)  …Co-location of a cellulosic ethanol facility and a coal-fired power plant is one strategy that holds promise.  Joining these industries in the same

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

DSM and Roquette to Start Bio-Based Succinic Acid Joint Venture

(DSM)  At the 7th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, taking place this week in Washington D.C. (United States), DSM and Roquette will elaborate on a recent technical breakthrough and proprietary

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

University of Toledo to Add $1M Facility for Algae Biofuel work

(Toledo Blade)  By early next year, the University of Toledo’s Scott Park Campus for Energy and Innovation will be home to a nearly $1 million facility to research and develop algae

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

US Politicians Oppose 2,000-Mile Oil Sands Pipeline

by Stacy Feldman  (The Guardian)   Nearly 50 members of Congress warn State Deptartment against rubberstamping 2,000-mile tar sands pipeline as Obama insider John Podesta says fuel source “cannot be our

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Uses Gulf Disaster to Press Feds for More Support

by David Sterrett (Chicago Business)  Capitalizing on the Gulf oil spill, ethanol makers are launching a bold public relations offensive touting their clean environmental image as they lobby the Obama administration

June 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation by Agricultural Intensification

by  Jennifer A. Burney, Steven J. Davis, and David B. Lobell  (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  As efforts to mitigate climate change increase, there is a need to identify cost-effective

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Super-Yeast Generates Ethanol From Energy Crops And Agricultural Residues

(Red Orbit)  A new type of baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has been developed which can efficiently ferment pentose sugars, as found in agricultural waste and hardwoods. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Amyris: Farnesene and the Pursuit of Value, Valuations, Validation and Vroom.

by Jim Lane (Biotech Digest)  …Amyris had its technological foundation nine years ago in the Keasling lab at Berkeley, when Jay Keasling and his team of post-docs pioneered a methodology

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Amyris Announces $133 Million Equity Sale, Partnerships, Investments, JVs with Total, P&G, Cosan, Soliance, M&G

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Amyris Biotechnologies unveiled this week a stunning series of partnerships and investments from Proctor & Gamble, Total, Soliance, Cosan and M&G Finanziaria for

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Inhofe to Unveil Bill Allowing States to Opt Out of Ethanol Mandate

by Michael O’Brien  (The Hill)  Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) will offer legislation next week that would allow states to opt out of federal law requiring a certain level of ethanol

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Novozymes Says Demand for Crop-Residue Biofuel ‘Uncertain’

by  Jeremy van Loon   (Bloomberg)  Demand for fuel made from crop residues including straw and wood is “uncertain” as U.S. and European officials consider regulatory changes, Novozymes A/S energy strategist Anders Lau

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

North Carolina Highway Canola Plants May Provide Biofuel

(Citizen-Times.com)  A small field of bright yellow flowers planted by the N.C. Department of Transportation along Interstate 40 may look like any other bed of wildflowers, but in the case

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

E85 Pumps Get UL Approval

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  After nearly four years of Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing, certifications have finally been issued to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore® E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

As Ethanol Booms, Critics Warn of Environmental Effect

by Erica Gies   (New York Times)  …One group, Growth Energy, has blanketed the Metro subway station closest to the U.S. Capitol with ads that send a pointed message: “No beaches

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission Approves $114.3 Million for Electric and Ethanol Vehicle Infrastructure

(Los Angeles Times)  …The California Energy Commission approved three awards to help set up electric- and ethanol-powered vehicle infrastructure around the state. Of the funds, $15.4 million comes from state

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Honeywell Wins $27 Million Contract To Develop New Technologies To Reduce Fuel Burn And Emissions From Jet Engines

(Honeywell)  Agreement Includes Testing of Bio-Based Renewable Fuels  Honeywell announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop mature technology for Fuel

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling October 18-20 Des Moines, IA

Biogas • Anaerobic Digestion • Biofuels • Food Waste • Compost • Markets This Conference, organized by the editors of BioCycle magazine, brings together project managers and developers; local, state

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Arizona Makes Tax Credits Available for Solar-to-Biofuel Projects

(BrighterEnergy.com)  Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed new legislation that makes tax credits available for projects that use algae to turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into biofuels. …The new legislation

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

France’s Total to Buy 17 pct Stake in U.S. Amyris

by Dominique Vidalon(Reuters)  Total, Amyris to build biomass-based fuels partnership. French oil group Total said on Wednesday it will buy a stake of around 17 percent in US. biofuels producer

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

SCENARIOS-Outlook for US Ethanol Market as EPA Delays

by Timothy Gardner (Reuters)  U.S. environmental regulators have delayed decisions on whether to allow higher concentrations of ethanol in gasoline, a blow to ethanol producers who face a glut of supply

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

First Commercial-Scale Algae Production Incubator

(National Algae Association)  The National Algae Association, a 501(3)6 non-profit association, located in The Woodlands, Texas is starting a new algae production incubator to help lower the cost and risks in the algae

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Ireland – Biofuel Debate

(Meat Trade News Daily)  BIOFUEL producers want the Government to protect jobs by prioritising home-produced fuels over exports under its new green fuel usage scheme. The IFA is enraged that

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Growing Up Quickly

by Michelle Dunlop (Herald)  It wasn’t supposed to happen so quickly. But the development of aviation biofuels has occurred at a speed that has surprised everyone. Just a few years

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Beyond Petroleum: An Investor’s Response to Oil Stocks

(CSR Press Release)  Portfolio 21 Mutual Fund Favors Investing in Energy Efficiency and Green Technology In response to a growing number of queries from investors and journalists, Portfolio 21 Investments June

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Albemarle Partners With Louisiana State University Students to Become a Key Sponsor of LSU’s Biodiesel Tiger Truck

(Albemarle Corporation)  Albemarle Corporation, a leader in providing innovative and sustainable chemistry solutions to its customers and communities, partners with LSU students to become a key sponsor of LSU mechanical and

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Issues Landmark Plan for Achieving 36 Billion Gallon Renewable Fuel Standard Targets by 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA released its highly-anticipated “Regional Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022.”… USDA identified dedicated energy

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

BioEnergy Markets Turkey September 30-October 1 Istanbul, Turkey

  BioEnergy Markets Turkey September 30-October 1 Istanbul, Turkey

This is the inaugural launch event of the Bioenergy Markets Turkey conference and exhibition and forms part of the Bioenergy Markets Global Series. This leading global series of events, now

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Artificial Blood Vessels Developed from Jatropha

(CSIR India/The Economic Times)  …The Central Salt Marine Chemicals and Research Institute (CSMCRI) located in Bhavnagar district of the state has hit upon a process by which biodegradable polymers can

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Digest Special Report on India: Indian Biofuels Shining

by Joelle Dent (Biomass Digest Asia)  …On the science and technology front it has an excellent technical education system in the IITs and access to  the 39 advanced research laboratories

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Le Mans Looks to the Future

(Michelin)  As part of the festivities programmed in parallel to last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, the race organisers included a parade lap of a certain number of high-tech vehicles round

June 25, 2010 Read Full Article

New Yeast Can Ferment More Sugar, Make More Cellulosic Ethanol

(Purdue University) Purdue University scientists have improved a strain of yeast that can produce more biofuel from cellulosic plant material by fermenting all five types of the plant’s sugars. Nathan Mosier,

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Zero Carbon Britain 2030 Study Published

(Center for Alternative Technology)   zerocarbonbritain2030 is a fully integrated solution to climate change. It examines how we can meet our electricity and heating requirements through efficient service provision, while

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

LPP Combustion Generates Clean, Green Power Using Bio‐ethanol

(LPP Combustion)   LPP Combustion, LLC, a Columbia, MD based innovator in liquid fuel technology, has successfully demonstrated the clean generation of green, dispatchable, renewable power on a 30kW Capstone C30 gas

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

ICM to Begin Construction on Pilot Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(ICM)  ICM, Inc. Signs Contract with the U.S. Department of Energy for $31 Million Cooperative Agreement.  Construction to Commence August 2010 on Pilot Plant in St. Joseph, MO for Production

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

With a Little Kelp from my Friends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Like other sectors in advanced biofuels, macroalgae is a world of pilot projects and proposals – commercial scale projects are several years away, even if

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Using Carbon to Fight Carbon

by Janneke Pieters (REnewable Energy World)  …CO2 — along with sunlight and water — is needed to grow algae, which can in turn produce oil, otherwise known as “oilgae” or

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Lewis: A Digital Revolution – for Engines

by Al Lewis (Dow Jones Newswires/Denver Post)  Eddie Sturman wants to kill the electric car. Electric cars were all the buzz this week (September 19, 2009) at the latest auto show

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Will the BP Gulf Tragedy Spur Faster Adoption of Biofuels?

by Joshua Kagan (GreenTechMedia)  …Although first-generation biofuels account for more than 99% of U.S. biofuel production, there are several hundred companies developing third- and fourth-generation “drop-in” biofuels whose chemical compositions

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Green Steel: LanzaTech to Turn Chinese Mill’s Emissions into Energy

by Camille Ricketts   (Green Beat)  Five years after its founding, LanzaTech, a company that transforms waste gases released by steel mills into fuel ethanol, is finally commercializing its technology through

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Poll Finds Deep Concern About Energy and Economy

by John M. Broder and Marjorie Connelly  (New York Times)   Overwhelmingly, Americans think the nation needs a fundamental overhaul of

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

World Biofuels Markets March 22-24 Rotterdam, Netherlands

  World Biofuels Markets March 22-24 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Meet, listen to and question 250 global biofuels leaders Over 250 industry leading speakers will share their expertise on all aspects of

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Releases Corn-Ethanol Industry Report Showing Improving Energy Efficiency

(USDA)  USDA’s Chief Economist Joseph Glauber today announced the publication of a report by the Office of Energy Policy and New

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Ethanol Bus Fleet Grows by 85 New Scania Buses

(Scania)  Scania is delivering 85 ethanol-powered buses to Nobina, which operates on behalf of the Stockholm regional public transport company,

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

The Song That Never Ends: the Financing of Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Infinite Loop in financing cellulosic ethanol is the setting of conditions for loan guarantees

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Better than Coal? War over Carbon Accounting Erupts

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  In Washington, the Environment Working Group has released a study that claims the impacts of

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Will Have Official Opening in October

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index)  The official opening of the Osage Appomattox Bio Energy plant has been pushed back to at least

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

ABFA President to Congress: Advanced BioFuels Will Drive America’s New Economy and Fuel the Future

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams briefed the House Agriculture Committee this afternoon, telling its members, “It’s

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

ZeaChem Breaks Ground on a Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery in Oregon

(EERE)  ZeaChem, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 2 for a new cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Boardman, Oregon. Cellulosic ethanol

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Southeast Bioenergy Conference 2010 August 3-5 Tifton, GA

  Southeast Bioenergy Conference 2010  August 3-5   Tifton, GA

Our group of global and local renewable energy experts and businesses will share with you what is happening now, what

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

NASA Boss Investigated for Possible Conflict of Interest on Biofuel Project

by Robert Block and Mark K. Matthews (Orlando Sentinel)  Charlie Bolden asked Marathon Oil for its opinion on Project OMEGA —

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Fungus Among Us Could Become Non-Food Source For Biodiesel Production

(Chemical Online)  In the quest for alternatives to soybeans, palm, and other edible oilseed plants as sources for biodiesel production,

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Toyota R&D Unit, Hitachi Join Algae-Biofuel Study

by Shigeru Sato  (Bloomberg Business Week)  Toyota Motor Corp.’s research and development unit, Hitachi Ltd. and more than 40 other

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

China Corn Purchases Could Exceed 1 Million Tonnes

(Farm Chemicals International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) says China could increase its corn purchases from the US to more than

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Oil Spill Reminds Us Again of Need for Renewable Energy

(Prairie Star)  Editorial     Age and experience has its benefits. Many of us involved in agriculture have witnessed past oil spills

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

LS9 Wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

(LS9)   Renewable Petroleum(TM) technology efficiently converts renewable raw materials into low-carbon fuels and chemicals. LS9, the Renewable Petroleum Company(TM), today

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

High-Yield Agriculture Slows Pace of Global Warming, Say Stanford Researchers

by Louis Bergeron  (Stanford University)  Advances in high-yield agriculture over the latter part of the 20th century have prevented massive amounts

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Southern Online Eyes Rs 75-cr from Biodiesel Exports

by K Rajani Kanth  (Business Standard)  Southern Online Biotechnologies Limited, a Hyderabad-based Internet services provider (ISP) and biodiesel manufacturer, is tapping

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Industrial Ethanol Consumption in Brazil to Rise

(Agra-net.com)   Ethanol demand by the chemical industry in Brazil is forecast to reach 2 bln litres in 2011, according to

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

PTT Widens E85 Availability, Prepares for Boom in E20

by Yuthana Praiwan   (Bangkok Post)   PTT Plc plans to increase the availability of ethanol-based E85 to 15 stations over the next

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

The Impact of Linking Ethanol and Beef Production on Economics, Carbon, and Nutrient Budgets

by  C.G. Carlson, D.E. Clay, C. Wright, K.D. Reitsma (South Dakota State University)  This publication uses a case-study approach to investigate the

June 21, 2010 Read Full Article

The Effect of Landscape Position on Biomass Crop Yield

(e! Science News)  …Scientists at the University of Minnesota led by Gregg Johnson investigated differences in woody and herbaceous crop

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

The Universitat Jaume I and the UBE Group Optimise the Use of the Waste Generated by Biodiesel Production

(Alpha Galileo)  Producing alternative fuels to petrol, such as biodiesel, is not exempt of generating waste. This is the case

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

First Commercial Biodiesel Produced in Alaska

(Biodiesel Magazine)  Alaska Green Waste Solutions begins production in its new biodiesel plant designed and built by Pacific Biodiesel Technologies.

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Portrait of a Transformative Technology: Qteros and Its Q Microbe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …McCarthy arrived less than a year ago from a long stretch at Verenium, where he

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Approves Biofuels Testing at Hawaiian Electric’s Kahe Power Plant

(HECO)  The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric Company’s plan to test biofuel blends in a 90-megawatt steam

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Aviation an Environment Summit 2010 September 16-17 Geneva, Switzerland

  Aviation an Environment Summit 2010 September 16-17 Geneva, Switzerland

This will be another important year for aviation from an environmental perspective with climate change at the top of the

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Silver Nanoparticles Mitigate the Cell Damage Caused by Ethanol, Study Suggests

(Science Digest)  A new article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) describes how nanoparticles formed by very

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Enerkem Awarded $1.8 Million Funding by Alberta’s Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation for Demonstration Project

(Enerkem)   Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels and advanced chemicals company, today announced that it has been chosen by the Climate Change

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Soon, Fuel Out of Date Palms

byFahad Al Mukrashi    (Times of Oman)    Date palms that have provided food to desert caravans for centuries could soon be

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

A New, Improved Outlook for Biofuels

by Martin Mittelstaedt  (Globe and Mail)  The mania over ethanol as fuel didn’t play out so well for investors last

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

SunBelt Biofuels Business Acquired by REPREVE Renewables

(REPREVE Renewables) SunBelt Biofuels, LLC, a leader in bioenergy crops, and Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), makers of the REPREVE® family of

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Bioenergy International Asia November 10-11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  Bioenergy International Asia November 10-11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This year’s Tank Storage Asia expo & conference has moved from the traditional storage hub of Singapore to the up

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Tank Storage/Biofuels International Canada Conference September 28-29 Calgary, Alberta

  Tank Storage/Biofuels International Canada Conference September 28-29 Calgary, Alberta

After 2009’s hugely successful combined Tank Storage/Biofuels International Canada expo & conference in Montreal we are pleased to announce that

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

AIM Interview: National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Al Darzins

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  … I’ve heard a lot of people say that developing algal biofuels is just an

June 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Trading in Asia July 7-8 Singapore

  Biofuels Trading in Asia July 7-8 Singapore

A dedicated event focusing on biofuels trading, pricing and risk management in Asia and beyond. The Asian biofuels industry is

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Guidelines To Implement EU’s Renewable Energy Drive Adopted

(BERNAMA.com)  The European Commission on Thursday (June 10, 2010) adopted guidelines to implement the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive which forms

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Soon, Green Fuel for Indian Cars?

(Times of India)  In a major eco-friendly step towards renewable energy generation in India, seaweed sourced ethanol (ethyl alcohol), a

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Protectionism as Environmentalism

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  As if the global trade in biofuels wasn’t already fragmented enough, last week Europe

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Smart Bioenergy: Guiding Sustainable Bio-Based Energy and Fuels Development

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The Billion Gallon Challenge: Advanced Biofuels from diverse sources such as grasses and agricultural waste hold the

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

New Microbial Genetic System Dissects Biomass to Biofuel Conversion

by Margaret Broeren   (University of Wisconsin)  A research team at the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has developed

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Counters Environmental Stall Tactics

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Renewable

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Transformative Technology: SynGest Cornucopia BioRefinery

by Jack Oswald (SynGest, Biofuels Digest)  …The SynGest Cornucopia model takes an entire ear of corn and simultaneously produces The

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Lord Paul Drayson’s Comments to the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) Conference – Long Beach

by Paul Drayson (Drayson Racing)  …Consider the first round of the American Le Mans Series at Sebring last month.  Peugeot

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Writes to USDA on Proposed Rule on Biorefinery Assistance Guaranteed Loan Program

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …The technology exists to process ethanol from cellulose feedstocks; however, the commercialization of cellulose

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Hard Choices Now: Financing the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Bottom line – if you make the ethanol blender credit go away, but stand behind

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Workshop Precedes FEW

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  All biofuels producers- from biobutanol to renewable diesel plus cellulosic ethanol and more-must work

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

The Fuel that Could Lower Foreign Oil Dependence

by Ken Suarez (MyFoxTampaBay.com)   With images of oil-slicked beaches along the Gulf Coast and millions of gallons of oil spewing into

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Royal Netherlands Air Force Helicopter

(UOP)  Fuel produced using Honeywell’s UOP process technology will power the first helicopter flight on sustainable biofuels. UOP LLC, a Honeywell

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Derived Pentoses November 14-16 Reims, France

  Biomass Derived Pentoses November 14-16 Reims, France

The term biorefining embraces a wide range of processes that are designed to transform biomass into a variety of products,

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

POET Cellulosic Ethanol Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 111 Percent over Gasoline

by POET (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  Biogas production highlighted in lifecycle analysis for Project LIBERTY. Ethanol produced by Project LIBERTY, POET’s first planned

June 17, 2010 Read Full Article

“Most Sustainable Building in London” to Use 25% Recycled Biodiesel

by Philip Reynolds (MRW)  The PricewaterhouseCoopers More London building, near Tower Bridge, will use biodiesel powered ‘tri-generators’ to generate 25% of

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Microbes Reprogrammed to Ooze Oil for Renewable Biofuel

(Science Daily)  Using genetic sleight of hand, researcher Xinyao Liu and professor Roy Curtiss at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Novozymes and Lignol Sign Deal to Make Biofuel from Wood 

(Novozymes)  Partners to develop a commercially viable process for making ethanol from forestry waste. Aiming for a cost down to $2

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Novo Energies Corporation Enters Into Collaboration Agreement With Novo Energies International, Ltd.

(MarketWire)  Agreement to Focus on the International Commercialization and Implementation of Waste to Energy Technology Novo Energies Corporation, an alternative energy

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Biobutanol – the Fuel to Leap the Blend Wall?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Digest readers who closely analyze the Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database will have noticed that, commencing in

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

New Technologies Can Result in Significant Fuel Savings for Passenger Vehicles, But at Higher Purchase Prices for Consumers

(National Acadamies)   Various combinations of commercially available technologies could greatly reduce fuel consumption in passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles, minivans, and other

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

ICM to Begin Construction on Pilot Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(ICM)  , Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy

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Ryan Hunter-Reay and Ethanol USA Reunite for Iowa Corn Indy 250

(ICM)  “Reunited and it feels so good.” Those may be the lyrics to a classic song by Peaches and Herb, but

June 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Think Gas Is Too Pricey? Think Again.

by Ezra Klein (Washington Post)  …Most of us would call the BP spill a tragedy. Ask an economist what it

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Big Oil Can’t Get Beyond Petroleum

by Deborah Gordon and Daniel Sperling  (Washington Post)  …To hear President Obama tell it, the old 20th century economy, fueled

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Going for the Green

(Frederick News Post Editorial)  …Last week’s Go Green Energy Conference at the Frederick Fairgrounds, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett,

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Grant Support for Teesside Bioethanol Plant

(Evening Gazette)  An advanced bioethanol from waste plant, set to be developed on Teesside, has received a multi-million pound boost.

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Oils Opens Expanded Camelina Research Facility in Bozeman

(Sustainable Oils)  North America’s Largest Camelina Research Program Expands to Deliver Improved Varieties to Growers Even More Quickly. A new, larger

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Airline Industry’s First-Ever Carbon Footprint Assessment Carried out on North American Regional Carriers

(GreenAirOnline)  Sustainability measurement and environmental risk management company EQ2 has conducted the first-ever airline industry carbon and environmental footprint assessment

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Producing and Using Biodiesel in Afghanistan

(biodieselinafghanistan.com)  On December 1, 2009, at West Point, President Obama announced to the nation that the U.S.will send 30,000 additional troops

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Company Says Biofuel Can Replace Off-Shore Oil

(Tampa Bay Online)   Low carbon ethanol and renewable power produced from Florida grown sugar – biomass crops can help displace off-shore

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Genencor Launches New Enzyme for Ethanol Production

(Genencor)  Genencor June 14, 2010 launched SPEZYME® Robust Starch Liquefaction (RSL) at the 2010 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) in St. Louis,

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ADM Receives $99 Million in Federal Aid for Second Carbon Capture Project

(Herald-Review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. has been selected to receive funding for a second carbon sequestration project that is in addition

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Ending Fossil-Fuel Aid Will Cut Oil Demand, IEA Says

by Ben Sills (Bloomberg.com)   Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s chief economist, called on leaders of the Group of 20 Nations

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae BioReactor Project Wins National K-12 School Science Competition

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Richard Ira and Brian Niguidula, sixth grade students at Scofield Magnet Middle School, in Stamford, CT, won the

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

European Commission Encourages Certification of Biofuels

(Climate-L)  To prepare for implementation of the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive, the European Commission has released three documents on biofuels:

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

New Enzyme Increases Yields in the Biofuel Industry

(Novozymes)  New enzyme from Novozymes increases yields in ethanol production. A typical ethanol plant can gain at least $1 million per

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Now Generates 32% of All Energy in Sweden, Causing Increased Competition for Pulpwood, Reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

(WebWire)  Biomass has now surpassed oil to become the number one source for energy generation in Sweden. The increased competition

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

A Call to Triple U.S. Spending on Energy Research

by John M. Broder (New York Times)  The United States is badly lagging in basic research on new forms of

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Waste Management’s Far Out Trash-to-Energy Plans

by Jonathan Fahey  (Forbes)  …Waste Management Chief Executive David Steiner thinks that the 110 million tons of waste his company

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Co-products Boost Nutrition in Asian Flatbread

(Innovations Report)  South Dakota State University research shows a traditional Asian flatbread called chapathi, or chapati, gets a big boost in

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Africa Heralds Biofuel Pipeline

by Michael Dynes  (The New Economy)   Of the billions of dollars that have been ploughed into the biofuel sector around

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Closed Down Methanol Plant Turned into the World’s Largest Biofuels Production Plant

(Chemrec)  On the northern coast of the Netherlands a few driven entrepreneurs transformed a closed down methanol factory into the

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Bioenergy International Asia Expo and Conference November 10-11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  Bioenergy International Asia Expo and Conference November 10-11 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bioenergy International Asia expo & conference is now in its second year in the brand new location of Kuala Lumpur,

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

The Environment Friendly Biodiesel Fuelled SUV Mahindra Scorpio

(Xomba)  Megha Rathee’s mint green Scorpio sits like any other car in a corporate parking lot in Gurgaon, Delihi’s suburb of

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Ignore The Brickbats

by Pramod Chaudhari  (Business Outlook India)  Leadership isn’t a popularity contest. It involves taking tough decisions that may not go

June 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Marine Corps Base Hawaii Testing B20

(Biodiesel Magazine) Pacific Biodiesel Inc. announced that the Marine Corps Base Hawaii is using a B20 blend of biodiesel for the

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

‘Psychedelic’ Maize May Help Increase Crop and Biofuel Yields

(Science Daily)  …(S)cientists from Pennsylvania State University have identified new genes in maize which promote carbohydrate export from leaves. These

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Seaweed Biofuel – How It Can Be Done

(YouTube)  Seaweed biofuel could be the largest renewable energy source of the the 21st century. This video by Mr. Kaare

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Importance of Biofuels in Rural Revitalization

Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) The expansion of biofuels will play a significant role in the revitalization of rural America, according to U.S.

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

World’s First Integrated Algae Bio-Refinery Has Just Opened Near Carlsbad

by Reid Wright (Currrent-Argus, CEHMM)  It takes hundreds of thousands of years for fossil organisms beneath the earth’s crust to

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Get off the Dope: Supporting Biofuels Prices without Taxes or Subsidies – a Biofuels Digest Special Report

(Biofuels Digest) …  (A)n overview by Digest special correspondent Tim Sklar, “Supporting Biofuels Prices without Taxes or Subsidies,” which examines the

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

What Role Does Ethanol Play as an Alternative Fuel Source?

(New Hampshire Public Radio Earth Talk)  Ethanol—a biofuel derived from corn and other feedstocks—is already playing a major role in helping

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Battery-Only Cars Face Avalanche of Negatives

by Neil Winton (Detroit News)  …The only way that unaffordable, impractical, battery-only cars will sell is because of huge government

June 9, 2010 Read Full Article

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