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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Outpace Renewables
July 31, 2010 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy World)  The research and consulting firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reports that subsidies for fossil energies are far outweighing those for renewables. While many governments are putting support behind clean energy, the …

Iogen’s Cellulosic Ethanol Drives Drayson Racing to Michelin® Green X® Challenge First Place Finish In American Le Mans Utah Race
July 30, 2010 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Iogen)  Iogen July 22, 2010, announced that its cellulosic ethanol fuelled UK-based Drayson Racing to its first American Le Mans Series Michelin® Green X® Challenge victory of the 2010 race season.  
“Winning the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge is one …

World Bank Says Foreign Investors Are Crowding Out African Producers
July 30, 2010 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Katie Allen (The Guardian)   Leaked report says wealthy investors are threatening local resources as they buy up farmland to gain on commodity prices
A leaked World Bank report into investors from rich nations buying up …

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo June 27-30 Indianapolis, IN
July 30, 2010 – 2:03 pm | No Comment
International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo June 27-30 Indianapolis, IN

Now in its 27th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the …

International Biomass Conference & Expo May 2-5 St. Louis, MO
July 30, 2010 – 1:43 pm | No Comment
International Biomass Conference & Expo May 2-5 St. Louis, MO

The 4th annual International BIOMASS Conference & Expo will take place May 3-5, 2011, at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This dynamic event – widely known as BIOMASS – unites industry professionals from …

Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show January 10-12 Seattle, Washington
July 30, 2010 – 1:19 pm | No Comment
Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show January 10-12 Seattle, Washington

With an exclusive focus on biomass utilization in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada, the Pacific West BIOMASS Conference & Trade Show is a dynamic regional offshoot of Biomass Magazine’s International BIOMASS Conference & Expo, the largest …

Biofuel Investment in Australia ‘Inadequate,’ Caltex CEO Says
July 30, 2010 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by James Paton (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Caltex Australia Ltd., the nation’s biggest oil refiner, called for increased government funding to spur biofuels development as part of an effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions and bolster energy security.
Australia has …

Auburn Researchers Finding Ways to Turn Waste Into Fuel
July 30, 2010 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Travis Herrmann  (TheAuburn Plainsman)  Auburn University researchers have patented a new process for producing ethanol from paper (m)ill waste materials through biological conversion.
With research funded by the Masada Resource group, the new conversion process …

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are 12 Times Support for Renewables, Study Shows
July 30, 2010 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels dwarf support given to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power and biofuels, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said.
Governments last year gave $43 billion to $46 …

Some Biofuels Are Better than Others: Thinking Strategically about Biofuels
July 30, 2010 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment)  The purpose of this report is to take a fresh look at biofuels – to think strategically about how they might lessen our dependence on fossil fuels and thus …

Don’t Fall for Jatropha Plants, Warns UN Body
July 30, 2010 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Prabha Jagannathan  (Economic Times)  In a significant implication for the country’s biofuel policy, a specialised arm of the United Nations has warned that the developing countries should not buy blindly into the ‘jatropha for …

Zhuhai Oil Energy Plant Now Operational – Increases Biofuel Production Capacity; Biomagnetics Prepares to File Patents
July 30, 2010 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Market Watch)  Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corp., a developer of revolutionary diagnostic systems and other innovative technologies, today announced that Zhuhai Oil Energy Science and Technology Ltd. has significantly increased its biofuel production capacity at its Guangdong …

Big Oil and Biofuels: BP Pays $98.3 Million for Verenium’s Biofuels Branch
July 30, 2010 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Tiffany Hsu  (Los Angeles Times)  Big Oil: the patron saint of biofuels?
Petroleum companies — and their pocketbooks — have been working their way into the biofuels industry in recent years.   Wisconsin-based Virent Energy Systems Inc. …

New York Times Misses the Mark on America’s Fuel
July 30, 2010 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  The New York Times’ July 29th Editorial “Energy Subsidies – Good and Bad,” mischaracterizes Growth Energy’s proposal to open the American transportation fuels market and fails to acknowledge the technological advancements that have made …

Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes On Track Competition Events; Announces Teams Advancing to Validation Stage
July 30, 2010 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Progressive Automotive X Prize)  Nine Vehicles from Seven Teams Continue in their Pursuit of a Multimillion Dollar Prize for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars
The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new …

LS9, Inc. Makes Major Scientific Breakthrough in Converting Sugar to Alkanes
July 30, 2010 – 9:34 am | No Comment

(LS9)  Production Capabilities Successfully Demonstrated at Pilot Scale.
LS9, Inc., the Renewable Petroleum Company(TM), today announced in Science magazine a major scientific breakthrough that will significantly lower the cost of producing “drop-in” hydrocarbon fuels that are …

One Potato, Two Potato: the Counting of Biomass Emissions
July 30, 2010 – 9:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  Following the all-but-certain defeat of a renewal of the ethanol tax credit, left-wing environmental activists, confederated into the National Anti-Biomass Incineration and Forest Protection Campaign, are making a move to destabilize …

Ethanol Editorial Misses the Point
July 30, 2010 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Alvin L. Moser (St. Augustine Record)  Editor: The editorial in the July 27 issue of The St. Auustine Record from The Chicago Tribune misses the whole point of adding ethanol to gasoline. Of course …

OriginOil Announces Revenue from First Customer
July 30, 2010 – 8:43 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Shipment of OriginOil Quantum Fracturing System to MBD Energy Triggers Payment
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, …

Researchers Work to Fill Biofuel Gap
July 30, 2010 – 8:36 am | No Comment

by Ashley Bray (Minnesota Daily)  The University (of Minnesota)’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering is working to develop sustainable, domestic biomass solutions.
…The University’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering — a division of the …

It’s a Critical Time for Ethanol
July 30, 2010 – 8:28 am | No Comment

by Joe Ruff (Omaha World Herald)  It’s time for the federal government to move beyond offering tax credits to companies that combine ethanol with gasoline, said the CEO of the fourth-largest ethanol producer in the country.
Instead, …

CARB Proposes LCFS Soil Sustainability Provisions
July 30, 2010 – 8:18 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is far from over on discrediting biofuels as part of their mandated policy known as the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS). For the past year, …

A New Tool for Improving Switchgrass
July 30, 2010 – 7:59 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien  (USDA Agricultural Research Service)  Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a new tool for deciphering the genetics of a native prairie grass being widely studied for its potential as a biofuel. The …

Hard Work Has Made Biodiesel a ‘Drop-In’ Fuel
July 30, 2010 – 7:43 am | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine)  … He (Steve Howell, technical director for the National Biodiesel Board and president of the Marc-IV consulting firm) mentioned the disadvantage from this model, however, is that the fuel properties of biodiesel made …

Rothsay Biodiesel’s Own Fleet Shows Fuel’s Reliability
July 30, 2010 – 7:34 am | No Comment

(Automotive Fleet)   Rothsay Biodiesel, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., said that its program to fuel its own fleets with biodiesel blends reduced carbon output by approximately 700 metric tons in 2009 — the …

The AIM Interview: LANL’s José Olivares
July 30, 2010 – 7:11 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  National security is at the root of the nearly seventy-year old Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s leading scientific research institutions. While originally organized for a single purpose: …

Oil Spill Boosts Local Ethanol Sales
July 29, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Dennis Sherer  (Times Daily)  The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is changing the driving habits of some north Alabama motorists.
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April and dumped millions of gallons of …

IEA Releases Landmark “Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities” Report
July 29, 2010 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … IEA Bioenergy, part of the International Energy Agency, has published its report “Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010”, as a report to IEA Bioenergy Task 39.
The 126-page …

Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010
July 29, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Dina Bacovsky, Michal Dallos, Manfred Worgetter (International Energy Agency Task 39)   Driven by the need to partly replace fossil transport fuels and by food versus fuel and highest possible GHG mitigation considerations, large efforts are …

The Economics of U.S. Ethanol Policy: A Rebuttal
July 28, 2010 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by John M. Urbanchuk   (ENTRIX/The Hill)  In his July 27 blog posting “The economics of U.S. ethanol policy” Professor Bruce Babcock of Iowa State University reports the results of new research suggesting that allowing the current …

Energy and Defense Departments Announce Agreement to Enhance Cooperation on Clean Energy and Strengthen Energy Security
July 28, 2010 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

At a White House Forum on Energy Security July 27, 2010, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of …

Rosetta Green and Seambiotic to Collaborate for Algal Biofuel
July 28, 2010 – 7:50 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  
Rosetta Green, a company specializing in the identification of unique genes in plants and algae for the cleantech and plant biotech industries, and Seambiotic, a company specializing in the growth of algae at …

Exploring Algae as Fuel
July 27, 2010 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Pollack  (New York Times)  …“We’ve probably engineered over 4,000 strains,” said Mike Mendez, a co-founder and vice president for technology at Sapphire Energy, the owner of the laboratory. “My whole goal here at …

New Chemical May Pave Way for Ethanol Pipelines
July 27, 2010 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel)  A new technology may aid in the development of pipeline infrastructure to move ethanol. MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. has announced a new fuel ethanol additive designed to combat stress corrosion cracking …

Constructing a Stage for Ethanol Creation
July 27, 2010 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Larisa Brass (KnoxvilleBiz.com)  As its biorefinery demonstration plant churns toward one day generating automobile fuel from grass, Genera Energy is beginning construction of what will effectively be the staging grounds for that process.
This week the …

Letter to the Editor: Washington Post
July 27, 2010 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)   In its editorial (“It’s time to end the excessive subsidies for corn ethanol,” 7/24/2010), the Post failed to provide its readers any context, misled them about the nature of U.S. ethanol production, …

Alfalfa Joins Feedstock Choices for Ethanol
July 27, 2010 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher  (Des Moines Register)  Some day, hay could be fuel for more than horses and cattle. Some Agriculture Department scientists say alfalfa could be a feedstock for ethanol fuel and offset some of …

Report Finds Bioenergy Production Can Expand across Africa without Displacing Food
July 27, 2010 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert)  Policies needed to address potential conflicts, but report views bioenergy as crucial to ‘unlocking Africa’s latent potential’.
Crops can be produced for bioenergy on a significant scale in west, eastern and southern Africa without doing …

Piedmont Biofuels Unveils Next Generation Biodiesel Plant
July 27, 2010 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Piedmont Biofuels)  …The Enzymatic Biodiesel pilot plant was developed in partnership with the Biofuels Center of North Carolina, Novozymes, and the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation. This is the first pilot plant of its kind …

Süd-Chemie to Build Germany´s Largest Plant for the Biotechnological Production of Biofuels from Straw
July 27, 2010 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(Süd-Chemie AG)  Süd-Chemie AG, one of the world´s leading specialty chemical companies for catalysts and adsorbents based in Munich is to build Germany´s largest plant to date for the production of climate-friendly, second-generation bioethanol, so-called cellulose …

CORE BioFuel Inc. Engages RECAT Technologies to Pilot Gasoline Reactors
July 27, 2010 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(CORE Biofuel, Inc.)  CORE BioFuel Inc., a Canadian biofuel company that is commercializing an advanced biomass to gasoline production process, today announced the engagement of RECAT Technologies (www.recattechnologies.com) to complete a pilot of our gasoline production …

ATA Announces Formation of ‘Farm to Fly’ Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Initiative
July 27, 2010 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Air Transport Association)  The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced the official launch of the “Farm to Fly” partnership initiative with private industry, federal agencies and …

Khosla-Backed Kior Ups Funding to $110M
July 27, 2010 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fehrenbacher  (Earth2Tech)   Wow, for a biofuel startup few have heard of, KiOR has raised a whole lot of money. According to an amended filing, KiOR, has now raised a whopping $110 million from …

10,000 Articles Later, Biofuels Still Rocking, Rocketing
July 27, 2010 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)   In Florida, Biofuels Digest celebrates its third birthday…After 3 years, and 10,000 articles, we salute all of you – the producers, financiers, policymakers, scientists, consumers and supporters of biofuels, for …

USDA Forest Service Releases New Roadmap for Responding to Changing Climate
July 27, 2010 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(US  Forest Service)  Roadmap Includes Scorecard System for Rating Effectiveness in Dealing With Climate Change Initiatives Across Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service today announced the release of the National Roadmap for Responding to Climate Change …

BioWise 2011 Summit And Exhibition – Biofuels From Lab To Finance March 14-15 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
July 27, 2010 – 8:18 am | No Comment
BioWise 2011 Summit And Exhibition – Biofuels From Lab To Finance March 14-15 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BioWise is where the most influential professionals involved in the biofuel and biomass market gather to share their views, learn about the latest in the industry and listen to consequential, in-depth presentations – from policy …

New Alternative Fueling Station Opens in Ventura
July 27, 2010 – 8:10 am | No Comment

by Shane Cohn (Ventura County Reporter)  For a nation seeking less dependence on foreign oil, Silvas Oil Company has a solution for commuters and truckers passing through Ventura. The Oxnard-based company has officially opened the only …

Green Plains Renewable Energy Moves on Algae, Corn Oil Extraction
July 27, 2010 – 7:52 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. is moving to Phase II with its algae project at one plant and planning to install corn oil extraction technology at all six of …

Fuelling Sugar Beet’s Future
July 25, 2010 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Paul Spackman (CheckBiotech)  …”Ethanol production accounts for around 20% of cane harvested and 3% of beet and I’m cautiously optimistic those proportions will increase,” (the International Sugar Organization’s Peter Barron) said.
…While feed wheat rather …

Renewergy Develops Aeroponic Algal System
July 24, 2010 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Renewergy Corporation, of Erie, PA, has begun cultivating algae with its patent pending Aeroponic Algal Culture system at the Erie Wastewater Treatment Facility. The system is designed to encourage and enhance the growth of naturally …

IRS Brings Son of Black Liquor Back From the Dead; Ruling May Be Worth Billions to U.S. Pulp Makers
July 24, 2010 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Dead Tree Edition)  The Internal Revenue Service may have handed U.S. pulp and paper companies a multibillion-dollar gift by ruling that black liquor produced in 2009 is eligible for an even more lucrative tax credit …

Firm Selected to Supply R&D Equipment for Pretreatment of Biomass
July 24, 2010 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  AdvanceBio Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based technology company, has been awarded a contract by The Pennsylvania State University to supply a Bench Scale Hydrolyzer System for its Shared Fermentation Facility located in University Park, Pennsylvania. …

Reducing Ethanol Protections Won’t Hurt Industry, Report Finds
July 24, 2010 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Jay Heflin (The Hill)  
A new study by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development shows a reduction in the ethanol tax credit proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee and removing tariffs on …

Cellulosic Ethanol Projects Progressing
July 24, 2010 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  Both Abengoa Bioenergy and Poet LLC hope to have the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in the world and expect to begin operation in the next few years.
Poet’s Emmetsburg, Iowa, …

New Tech Uses Coal Steam to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol
July 24, 2010 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Tiffany Kaiser  (Daily Tech)   Inbicon, a developer of biomass refineries in Kalundborg, Denmark, has turned wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol and is calling it “The New Ethanol.” To mass produce this ethanol, the company …

Dresser Wayne E85 Dispensers Receive UL Approval
July 24, 2010 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(Dresser Wayne)  Dresser Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, announced today that its Reliance® E-Series fuel dispensers for retail and fleet applications received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification for dispensing ethanol up to E85.  …

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels
July 23, 2010 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (Biofuels Digest/New Fuels Alliance)  Securing Foreign Oil is the title of Adam Liska’s and Richard Perrin’s recent article in Environment Magazine detailing why military emissions should be included in the carbon intensity (CI) …

On-Farm Demonstrations of Energy Crop Production Underway
July 23, 2010 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  Study includes multiple varieties of switchgrass.
Midsummer is nearly here, and the University of Tennessee Biofuels Initiative  (UTBI) is closely watching how more than 1000 acres of newly planted, improved varieties of switchgrass …

New Development in the Algae Field Could Lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Production
July 23, 2010 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams  (Algae Industry Magazine)   …(O)one of the major roadblocks on the road to a hydrogen economy is the cost to produce hydrogen. If hydrogen is to become a viable fuel source, it will …

EPA Releases Data on Canola Biodiesel Pathway
July 23, 2010 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

By Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)   The U.S. EPA has released a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) for its recent modeling of the canola oil biodiesel pathway. As of March 26, when the EPA officially announced …

Local Supercar Races toward Multi-Million-Dollar Prize
July 23, 2010 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Brian McNeill (The Daily Progress)   All eyes will be on the “Very Light Car” — designed by the Charlottesville-based team Edison2 — at the finals of the multimillion-dollar X Prize competition to build a vehicle …

British Airways, Solena Plan to Create 1,200 London Jobs at Biofuels Plant
July 23, 2010 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  British Airways Plc and Solena Group Inc. plan to build a waste-to-biofuels plant in east London, creating 1,200 jobs, sending less trash to the landfill and reducing jet emissions of greenhouse gases.
Solena, …

A Choice of Blends
July 23, 2010 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by James R. Johnson (Grand Forks Herald)  Officials dedicate GF’s first blender pumps.
The first blender pumps in Grand Forks were formally dedicated Tuesday afternoon before more than a dozen supporters at the Valley Dairy store at …

US Automakers on Track for More Ethanol Vehicles
July 23, 2010 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Dee-Ann Durbin  (Bloomberg Businessweek)  U.S. automakers say they’re on track to increase the number of vehicles that can run on fuel-saving ethanol, even as the ethanol industry falters and other technologies like electric vehicles capture …

New Generation Biofuels Files Patent Application for Pyrolysis Oil Biofuel
July 23, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(New Generation Biofuels) Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc.,  July 21, 2010 announced that it has filed for a patent application for their new pyrolysis oil based biofuels.   
“I believe that this is truly a …

Drilling Down to the Nanometer Depths of Leaves for Biofuels
July 23, 2010 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)  By imaging the cell walls of a zinnia leaf down to the nanometer scale, energy researchers have a better idea about how to turn plants into biofuels.
In a paper appearing online …

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Releases Two Reports
July 23, 2010 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international initiative coordinated by the Energy Center at EPFL in Lausanne that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies concerned with ensuring the …

Compelling Case of Pongamia Biodiesel
July 23, 2010 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Sreenivas Ghatty  (Commodity Online)  …Pongamia, a plant producing non-edible oilseeds, has the potential to become one of the cheapest feedstocks that can be produced in most of the tropical and sub tropical regions of …

California Team to Receive up to $122 Million for Energy Innovation Hub to Develop Method to Produce Fuels from Sunlight
July 23, 2010 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  California Institute of Technology to lead team in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other California institutions
As part of a broad effort to achieve breakthrough innovations in energy production, U.S. …

Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products
July 23, 2010 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  $106 Million Recovery Act Investment will Reduce CO2 Emissions and Mitigate Climate Change
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selections of six projects that aim to find ways of converting …

2010 Green Scissors Campaign Seeks to Cut Federal Budget for Biofuels, Agriculture, and Other Areas
July 23, 2010 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(Grainnet)  The Green Scissors campaign, a diverse coalition of taxpayer, environmental and consumer groups, released July 22 Green Scissors 2010, a report highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers, harmful to the environment …

Waterland Supplies Jatropha Oil to EU Airline Industry
July 21, 2010 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(TheBioenergySite.com)  Waterland supply its Jatropha Oil for use as feedstock for aviation fuel.
Waterland International signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with a leading supplier of biofuels for the aviation industry.
Waterland will be making its first delivery of …

Biofuels Industry Blames Washington for Holding Back Cellulosic Ethanol
July 21, 2010 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Stacy Feldman (SolveClimate) Industry rips failing DOE loan program on the heels of EPA’s decision to slash cellulosic biofuel mandate.
…EPA announced it expects 5 to 17.1 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol to be blended into …

Department of Energy Launches Alternative Fuel Locator
July 21, 2010 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Colin Bird (Cars.com)  
Last week, we pointed out a new mobile phone application that tracks recently recalled autos or tires, and this week we’ve found another useful tool. The Department of Energy’s new alternative-fuel locator …

DOE Finds Ethanol Pipeline Feasible
July 21, 2010 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  A pipeline for ethanol from the Midwest to the East Coast is a viable project, if certain conditions are met, according to a report by the Department of Energy (DOE).
In the …

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels
July 21, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Adam J. Liska and Richard K. Perrin  (Environment Magazine)  Military operations are major industrial activities that use massive amounts of fuel and materials that significantly contribute to climate change. In this article, we assert …

Advanced Biofuels One Step Closer to Deployment in Europe
July 21, 2010 – 10:29 am | No Comment

(Novozymes)  …Relying on agricultural and forestry residues and waste as feedstock, advanced biofuels can spur rural growth, promote job creation, increase energy security and save up to 90% CO2 emission.
“Technology for advanced biofuels exists, but …

Twin Oil Opens Two E85 Stations in South Florida
July 21, 2010 – 10:10 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Protec Fuel are proud to announce the expanded availability of E85 in South Florida at two Twin Oil Sunoco retail stations.
The Twin Oil fueling stations, each branded …

Bio-diesel Park at Bijapur
July 21, 2010 – 9:59 am | No Comment

(Business Standard)  Minister for large and medium industries Murugesh Nirani inaugurated the bio-diesel park which has been set up at the the Karnataka State Women’s University campus in Bijapur.
…This unit will work as a bio-diesel …

The Ethanol Mud-Rasslers Reach for the Manure
July 21, 2010 – 8:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Two new data points have been introduced. A Congressional Budget Office report on the  ethanol tax credit, and a report from Bruce Babcock et al at Iowa State, funded by …

India Should Now Cash in on Biofuels: Experts
July 21, 2010 – 8:21 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  Experts feel India must capitalize on biofuels.
At a workshop on ‘Research opportunities in biofuels’, chairman of Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Prof J Srinivasan said there should be a fundamental difference in …

San Diego Program Will Train A Biofuel Workforce
July 21, 2010 – 8:10 am | No Comment

by Tom Fudge  (KPBS)  The San Diego Biofuels Initiative has gotten a $4 million state grant to train biofuel workers.
Most biofuel produced today is corn-based ethanol, but several San Diego companies are working to convert algae …

Costs and Benefits to Taxpayers, Consumers, and Producers from U.S. Ethanol Policies
July 21, 2010 – 8:07 am | No Comment

by Bruce A. Babcock, Kanlaya J. Barr, Miguel Carriquiry (Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, Iowa State University)  The U.S. ethanol industry is lobbying hard for an extension of existing ethanol import tariffs and blenders …

Platts Next-Generation Biofuels October 4-5 Chicago, IL
July 21, 2010 – 7:50 am | No Comment
Platts Next-Generation Biofuels October 4-5 Chicago, IL

The US Congress has mandated an aggressive expansion of cellulosic and advanced biofuels, through the latest Renewable Fuel Standard (RFSII) and other measures. Ethanol will remain a substantial component of the US fuel supply, but …

The Mad Scramble over the Ethanol Tax Credit
July 20, 2010 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, the Environmental Working Group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Meat Institute, and several members of congress are among …

Donaldson Foundation Establishes Endowment for University of Minnesota Engineers
July 20, 2010 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire)  $25,000 for Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
The Donaldson Foundation, a long time supporter of the University of Minnesota, announced today the establishment of an endowed scholarship for the Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (BBE) …

High-Yielding Miscanthus for Ethanol
July 20, 2010 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Hembree Brandon   (Delta Farm Press)   “We see a lot of potential in Freedom giant miscanthus — it’s the most promising of the hundreds of miscanthus cultivars we’ve evaluated over the years, and it’s light years ahead …

Advanced Biofuels USA Policy on Federal Energy Subsidies
July 20, 2010 – 12:13 pm | One Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Background    At the request of New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman (D), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently produced a superficial and misleading report on US government financial subsidies for the …

First of Its Kind: WSU Led Bio-Jet Fuel Project Officially Gets Off the Ground
July 20, 2010 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Washington State University)  A major Washington State University effort to develop aviation bio-fuel is underway with the announcement of a strategic initiative called the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest” project; the first of its kind in the …

Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection Makes $6 Million Available for Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects
July 20, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(PR-USA.net)  Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today that the department is now accepting applications through the state’s $6 million Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant program, or AFIG, for homegrown fuel projects throughout Pennsylvania.
“The AFIG program helps …

South Dakota State University Researcher Studying Reuse of Ethanol Enzymes
July 20, 2010 – 9:31 am | No Comment

(KCAUTV)  …SDSU Professor Basil Dalaly (duh-LAHL’-lee) is experimenting with ways to reuse the enzymes by chemically attaching them to glass beads, and then using the beads multiple times.
Enzymes can account for as much as $1 …

Cedar Grove Composting Announces Partnership with BIOFerm
July 20, 2010 – 9:23 am | No Comment

(BIOFerm)  Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process.  The proposed technology …

Bion Confirms Participation in SUNY Oswego’s Forum
July 20, 2010 – 9:16 am | No Comment

(Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.)  Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: BNET) today confirmed its participation at a public issues forum on July 14, hosted by SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations at their …

Planes to Fuel Biofuel Industry
July 19, 2010 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(Sidney Morning Herald)  …Primary Industries Minister Tim Mulherin has released the government’s discussion paper on plans for the state’s biofuel and bioproduct industry on Friday.
Mr Mulherin said the US, Europe and Brazil dominated the international bio-industries …

Critics Slam EU-Brazil African Biofuel Plan
July 19, 2010 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Willis (Bloomberg Businessweek)  EU and Brazilian leaders are set to announce a new “triangular co-operation” initiative, under which they will aim to work together in some of the world’s poorest countries, but NGOs say …

EPA Still Betting on Cello Energy to Meet Next-Gen Biofuel Target
July 19, 2010 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Josie Garthwaite  (Earth2Tech)  Cello Energy, a startup run by Alabama’s former ethics chairman and backed by Khosla Ventures that has been beset by production delays and fraud allegations, still ranks among the companies that the …

Airframers Step Up Biofuel Efforts ahead of Farnborough
July 19, 2010 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(FlightGlobal)  In the run-up to Farnborough both of the major commercial airframers have launched new initiatives aimed at bringing the prospect of a low-carbon, biofuel-powered aviation industry closer to reality, amid a sharpening awareness of …

Aviation Industry Harnesses Algae for Biofuel
July 19, 2010 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Gerald Traufetter  (Der Spiegel)  There are plans within the aviation industry to replace kerosene with biofuel derived from algae. The new fuel comes with a surprising benefit: Planes will be able to fly farther …

Initiative Formed to Assess Viability of Creating a Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Industry in the Pacific Northwest
July 19, 2010 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) The Pacific Northwest could become a global hub for the development of aviation biofuels following the announcement of a strategic initiative by local aviation interests. Three airports – Seattle-Tacoma International, Spokane International and …

Profile in Commercialization: OPX Biotechnologies
July 19, 2010 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biotech Digest)  This past April, ARPA-E announced a new grant round, and the largest single award in the round, $6 million, went to a group led by OPX Biotechnologies, in partnership with the …

Using Biofuel Tax Credits to Achieve Energy and Environmental Policy Goals
July 19, 2010 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(Congressional Budget Office)   The federal government supports the use of biofuels—transportation fuel produced usually from renewable plant matter, such as corn—in the pursuit of national energy, environmental, and agricultural policy goals. Tax credits encourage the …

Fueling Freedom Plan Will Redirect Government Support to Create Open Fuels Market
July 19, 2010 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy, a coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, today called for the redirection and eventual phasing out of government support for ethanol in return for a level playing field – infrastructure investments that will …

America’s Number One Smartphone Locates America’s Number One Alternative Fuel
July 19, 2010 – 10:15 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  E85 fuel? There’s an app for that. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is proud to announce the new iPhone application used to help flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) drivers access the latest, most accurately …

Lee Slezak Interview – Takin’ The Green A Conversation With Lee Slezak Of The U.S. Department Of Energy
July 15, 2010 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Rob Fisher (Circle Track)  …CT: What inspired the concept of green racing?
LS: The concept of green racing really started with some of us at DOE and EPA talking about how to properly advance technology in …

Project G.R.E.E.N. Dyno Test #1 – Engine
July 15, 2010 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim McFarland (Circle Track)  Initial Results For Our First Engine Dyno Session Open Up Some Distinct Possibilities For Future “Green” Racing
This project is clearly getting some traction. While initial reader responses have largely been in support …

Go Green Goal
July 15, 2010 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Godwin Kelly (Daytona Beach News Journal)  Racing history may one day look back at Forrest Jehlik and his rag-tag band of volunteer engineers and technicians, who have worked in oven-like heat at New Smyrna …

2011 Chevy Caprice to be FFV
July 15, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Kautz   (DomesticFuel)   Chevrolet has released the technical manual for the Holden-based 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle) and it includes an E85 compatible platform. …General Motors (GM) says its 0-100km/h time of …

Exxon Says Growing Its Algae Biofuels Program
July 15, 2010 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

By Alyson Zepeda  (Reuters)   
* Greenhouse will test algae strains
* Next step is outdoor testing
* Spending will grow over the next decade
Exxon Mobil Corp said on July 14, 2010,it opened a greenhouse facility to grow and …

Oakfield Capital Acquires Biofuel Company from BP
July 15, 2010 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(AltAssets.com)  Europe-focused private equity firm Oakfield Capital Partners has completed an investment in Coryton Advanced Fuels (CAF) to acquire the assets of biofuel company Coryton Fuels Technology Unit (FTU) from embattled petroleum company BP.
UK-based company …

Tanzania Has Big Biofuel Potential: FAO Study
July 15, 2010 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(China Economic Net)  A huge potential for producing biofuels is expected in Tanzania without hampering the cultivation of food crops, according to a new study.
Conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently, the …

Vilsack: Unlikely Partnership for Our Clean Energy Future
July 15, 2010 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

Tom Vilsak (USDA/Richmond Times-Dispatch)  …America can no longer rely on energy sources that are growing increasingly difficult to find and utilize. We cannot accept an energy future that allows oil producers, whether they are controlled …

The Conclave: Biofuels in the Balance as Congress Decides Energy, Jobs, Carbon Policy
July 15, 2010 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It comes down now to three weeks, just three weeks.
There will be high drama of energy, jobs, tax and carbon legislation moving at, by Washington standards, light speed. After that, …

BP and Verenium Announce Pivotal Biofuels Agreement
July 15, 2010 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(Verenium)  BP to acquire Verenium’s cellulosic biofuels business, including Jennings, San Diego facilities – – Verenium to receive $98.3 million and retain its commercial enzyme business including validated technology platform to apply to all business segments …

Indian Fuel Price Hike Likely to Open a Market for Earth-100’s 100 Per Cent Biodiesel Car
July 15, 2010 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(PR-USA.net)  Now that the government’s practice of regulating fuel prices has come to an end, private oil companies and alternative fuels get their big chance. …So far the Government has kept fuel prices at a …

Food, Fuel and Farms
July 15, 2010 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  Editorial   …Though, at present, international food prices are ruling lower than their peaks in 2008, FAO expects them to begin picking up again due to a surge in consumer demand as well as …

PNOC, Dole, Toyota Forge Jatropha Deal
July 15, 2010 – 11:47 am | No Comment

By Amy R. Remo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)   State-owned PNOC-Alternative Fuels Corp. has forged an agreement with Dole Philippines and Toyota Tsusho Corp. to put up pilot jatropha plantations in Sarangani province.

Under the memorandum of understanding, the …

3.13 Billion Gallons in Global advanced Biofuels Capacity by 2014; Asia Surges to 9.4 Percent Share
July 15, 2010 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  Revised “Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database” (v1.5) released by Biofuels Digest.
The most significant additions are the Neste Oil projects in Finland, the Netherlands and Singapore, which a number of readers …

AIM Interview: Dr. Russell Chapman
July 15, 2010 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Russell Chapman, Executive Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in San Diego, takes great joy in sharing his passion …

All Cars Should Run On E100
July 14, 2010 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  Last year, after President Obama gave his speech about increasing the CAFE requirements – in an effort to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil over a 15-year period– a few ethanol advocates …

Praxair Signs 15-Year CO2 Deal with Osage
July 14, 2010 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg/AP)  Industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. said Tuesday it is buying carbon dioxide from Osage Bio Energy for use in food freezing and processing and drink applications….It is buying carbon dioxide that is produced by …

INL, Conrad & Bischoff Bring E85 Fuel to Eastern Idaho Public
July 14, 2010 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(KIDK.com)  Idaho National Laboratory has worked with local motor fuel supplier Conrad & Bischoff to make E85, an alternative fuel that is 85 percent ethanol and just 15 percent gasoline, commercially available to the public …

Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol Fight for Viability, Government Favor
July 14, 2010 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(HybridCars)  …It’s been more than four years since then-President George W. Bush told the country in his State of the Union speech that it would soon be using corn, wood chips and switch grass to …

GAO Report Urges Changes to DOE Loan Guarantee Programs
July 14, 2010 – 11:39 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  …“Access to capital is a chief hindrance to the commercial deployment of cellulosic ethanol technology,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “DOE has created a loan guarantee program that in theory …

Department of Energy: Futher Actions Are Needed to Improve DOE’s Ability to Evaluate and Implement the Loan Guarantee Program
July 14, 2010 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(US Government Accountability Office)  Since the Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee program (LGP) for innovative energy projects was established in Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, its scope has expanded both in …

Yield Projections for Switchgrass as a Biofuel Crop
July 14, 2010 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(American Society of Agronomy)  Scientists compile field studies across U.S. to identify influences on biomass yield
While scientists have conducted numerous studies on production of biomass from biofuel crops, such as switchgrass, no one has yet …

Petrobras and BIOeCON Announce Joint Technology Development for the Enhanced Conversion of Biomass to Next Generation Biofuels and Chemicals
July 14, 2010 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(BIOeCON)  Petrobras and BIOeCON announced their partnership in the joint development of a novel process for enhanced conversion of biomass, as found in agricultural wastes such as sugarcane bagasse, into chemicals that can be used to …

New Biofuel Company Brings US Tech to South Africa
July 14, 2010 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Alternative Energy Africa)  Stellenbosch Biomass Technologies (SBMT) has been officially launched in Sandton, South Africa holding the rights to commercialize and adapt the latest conversion technology developed by US-based Mascoma Technologies.
Mascoma is rated one of the …

CleanTech Biofuels Technology for Converting Municipal Solid Waste to Cellulosic Biomass Feedstock Receives U.S. Patent
July 14, 2010 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(CleanTech Biofuels)  CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for renewable energy and bio-based chemical production, is pleased to announced that the United States Patent and …

Advanced Biofuels Markets November 9-10 San Francisco, CA
July 14, 2010 – 9:31 am | No Comment
Advanced Biofuels Markets November 9-10 San Francisco, CA

The Obama Administration has projected that the US alone will need to construct 500 advanced bioenergy plants between 2011 and 2022 to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard, reaffirming its commitment to leading that effort …

Big Ideas for the Future of Energy: Aspirations and Realities July 22 7:00 GMT and 15:00 GMT WebChat
July 14, 2010 – 9:01 am | No Comment

(Shell)  Global energy demand is rising – and so are consumer expectations. People want energy from cleaner sources and more efficient ways of harnessing and delivering that energy. In building a better energy future we all …

DOE and Salk Researchers Study Volvox Genome
July 14, 2010 – 7:46 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  …One contribution that may inform biofuels research is reported in the July 9 issue of Science, where researchers led by the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the Salk Institute presented the …

Does Biofuel Have a Friend in the White House? Not if Actions Speak Louder than Words
July 13, 2010 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Washington Post business section today included an article on President Obama’s latest push on behalf of “Clean Energy.”    The paper also helpfully included a list of the eight (8) …

Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop July 23 Casa Granda, AZ
July 13, 2010 – 11:00 am | No Comment
Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop July 23 Casa Granda, AZ

This is a free workshop and will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. The workshop will cover multiple topics related to the alternative fuels currently available, along with the …

MO Ethanol Plant Helps Feed Hungry
July 13, 2010 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman  (DomesticFuel)  …“While sweet corn isn’t something we normally plant in these fields, we realize there are people in our community and in the city facing tough times,” said Billy Thiel, MCGA board …

EPA Proposes Cellulosic Ethanol Short of U.S. Goals
July 13, 2010 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(San Francisco Chronicle/Bloomberg)   The Environmental Protection Agency proposed requiring less cellulosic ethanol to be blended into gasoline next year than sought under U.S. law because production of the alternative fuel hasn’t reached commercial scale.
…Cellulosic ethanol, …

Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in 2011
July 13, 2010 – 9:39 am | One Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)   …Of note, EPA has revised down cellulosic ethanol use from original RFS targets for the second year in a row. While this may be prudent for EPA based on market conditions, it …

EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards
July 13, 2010 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(US EPA)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) July 12, 2010, proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 …

$10m Biofuel Plant to Lead the Way
July 13, 2010 – 9:18 am | One Comment

by Cait Bester  (Daily Mercury)   …Queensland University of Technology’s Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant will be officially opened…  Lead researcher and Queensland University of Technology professor, James Dale, said the purpose-built plant at Mackay Sugar’s …

International Fuel Technology Announces U.K.-Based East Midlands Trains Will Continue Using DiesoLiFT™ 10 For Fuel Economy Improvement and Emissions Reduction
July 13, 2010 – 9:10 am | No Comment

(International Fuel Technology)  International Fuel Technology, Inc. announced that East Midlands Trains will continue using DiesoLiFTTM 10 in its light rail, diesel multiple unit (DMU) operations. East Midlands Trains recently completed one of the largest in-service …

Consultation Launch on Revised Waste Framework Directive
July 13, 2010 – 7:26 am | No Comment

(UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)   A consultation on how to implement the revised EU Waste Framework Directive in England and Wales was launched today.
The Directive will bring together new and existing measures …

Codexis and CO2 Solution Unveil Carbon Capture Program
July 13, 2010 – 7:03 am | No Comment

(CO2 Solution)  Codexis, Inc., and CO2 Solution Inc., on July 13, 2010, will make the first joint public presentation on their program to develop carbon capture technology to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants. 
The presentation is being …

Biogas UK November 23-24 London, UK
July 13, 2010 – 6:46 am | No Comment
Biogas UK November 23-24 London, UK

Following successful events in Austria, Belgium, the UK and USA, Green Power Conferences are pleased to announce that the 9th international biogas networking conference will take place in London.  Delegates will learn from best practice …

Alion to Analyze Technical and Economic Feasibility of Promising Biofuel Energy Crop
July 12, 2010 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire) Technology Solutions Company to Develop Flexible Analysis Models for Simulating Plant Processing Performance and Economics
)–Alion Science and Technology has been awarded a contract from the Biotechnology Research and Development Center (BRDC) to develop models …

Toyota Eyes Alternative-Fuel Partners
July 12, 2010 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Mike Ramsey (Wall Street Journal)  Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Friday that his company will look for more partners in alternative-fuel technology, after buying a minority stake in Tesla Motors Inc. last …

Biojet Fuel from Algae – Unitel’s New Technology Overcomes a Major Problem Facing the Algal Biofuels Industry
July 12, 2010 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire.com)  Process eliminates the energy intensive and costly oil extraction step.
Unitel Technologies, Inc. announced that the company has filed a patent application for a new technology for making biofuels from microalgae. The process involves minimal …

Accelergy Receives Grant from Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority
July 12, 2010 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Accelergy)  Carbon Cycle Technology Alliance to scale carbon capture and recycling operations
Accelergy Corporation, a global leader in the production of high-grade, domestically sourced liquid fuels, has been awarded an alternative and clean energy program grant from …

Bio-Based Chemicals East September 13-15 Boston, MA
July 12, 2010 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
Bio-Based Chemicals East September 13-15 Boston, MA

Infocast’s sold-out Bio-Based Chemicals Summit in San Diego was the first meeting to seriously discuss the critical business issues in this new industry and to facilitate the connections between the key players who will create …

Jatoil Sells First Commercial Quantity of Crude Jatropha Oil
July 12, 2010 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  After recently acquiring joint venture operations in Central Java, Indonesia, renewable energy company Jatoil has secured its first sale of a commercial quantity of crude jatropha oil.
The sale is under a new four-year …

Mechanical Engineering Students Take Their Professor’s Advice and Start an Ames Bioenergy Company
July 12, 2010 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  …Fast pyrolysis quickly heats biomass (such as corn stalks and leaves) in the absence of oxygen to produce a liquid product known as bio-oil that can be used to manufacture fuels and …

Two Companies Isolate Pyrolysis Oil Fractions, Hydrogen from Algae, in Path towards Scalable Biofuels
July 12, 2010 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …OriginOil … has announced a hydrogen harvesting system, while an early-stage company based in Iowa, Avello Bioenergy, has developed a technology for fast pyrolysis oils that “improves, collects and separates bio-oil …