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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Outpace Renewables

(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

July 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Iogen’s Cellulosic Ethanol Drives Drayson Racing to Michelin® Green X® Challenge First Place Finish In American Le Mans Utah Race

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

World Bank Says Foreign Investors Are Crowding Out African Producers

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo June 27-30 Indianapolis, IN

  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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

International Biomass Conference & Expo May 2-5 St. Louis, MO

  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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show January 10-12 Seattle, Washington

  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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Investment in Australia ‘Inadequate,’ Caltex CEO Says

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Auburn Researchers Finding Ways to Turn Waste Into Fuel

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are 12 Times Support for Renewables, Study Shows

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Some Biofuels Are Better than Others: Thinking Strategically about Biofuels

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Don’t Fall for Jatropha Plants, Warns UN Body

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Zhuhai Oil Energy Plant Now Operational – Increases Biofuel Production Capacity; Biomagnetics Prepares to File Patents

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Big Oil and Biofuels: BP Pays $98.3 Million for Verenium’s Biofuels Branch

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

New York Times Misses the Mark on America’s Fuel

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes On Track Competition Events; Announces Teams Advancing to Validation Stage

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

LS9, Inc. Makes Major Scientific Breakthrough in Converting Sugar to Alkanes

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

One Potato, Two Potato: the Counting of Biomass Emissions

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Editorial Misses the Point

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

OriginOil Announces Revenue from First Customer

(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,

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Researchers Work to Fill Biofuel Gap

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

It’s a Critical Time for Ethanol

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

CARB Proposes LCFS Soil Sustainability Provisions

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

A New Tool for Improving Switchgrass

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Hard Work Has Made Biodiesel a ‘Drop-In’ Fuel

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Rothsay Biodiesel’s Own Fleet Shows Fuel’s Reliability

(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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

The AIM Interview: LANL’s José Olivares

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

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Oil Spill Boosts Local Ethanol Sales

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

July 29, 2010 Read Full Article

IEA Releases Landmark “Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities” Report

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

July 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Status of 2nd Generation Biofuels Demonstration Facilities in June 2010

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

July 29, 2010 Read Full Article

The Economics of U.S. Ethanol Policy: A Rebuttal

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

July 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Energy and Defense Departments Announce Agreement to Enhance Cooperation on Clean Energy and Strengthen Energy Security

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

July 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Rosetta Green and Seambiotic to Collaborate for Algal Biofuel

(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

July 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Exploring Algae as Fuel

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.

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

New Chemical May Pave Way for Ethanol Pipelines

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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Constructing a Stage for Ethanol Creation

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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Washington Post

(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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Alfalfa Joins Feedstock Choices for Ethanol

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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Report Finds Bioenergy Production Can Expand across Africa without Displacing Food

(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,

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Piedmont Biofuels Unveils Next Generation Biodiesel Plant

(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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Süd-Chemie to Build Germany´s Largest Plant for the Biotechnological Production of Biofuels from Straw

(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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Inc. Engages RECAT Technologies to Pilot Gasoline Reactors

(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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

ATA Announces Formation of ‘Farm to Fly’ Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Initiative

(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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Khosla-Backed Kior Ups Funding to $110M

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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

10,000 Articles Later, Biofuels Still Rocking, Rocketing

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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Forest Service Releases New Roadmap for Responding to Changing Climate

(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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

BioWise 2011 Summit And Exhibition – Biofuels From Lab To Finance March 14-15 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  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,

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

New Alternative Fueling Station Opens in Ventura

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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Green Plains Renewable Energy Moves on Algae, Corn Oil Extraction

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

July 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Fuelling Sugar Beet’s Future

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

July 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewergy Develops Aeroponic Algal System

(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

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

IRS Brings Son of Black Liquor Back From the Dead; Ruling May Be Worth Billions to U.S. Pulp Makers

(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

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Firm Selected to Supply R&D Equipment for Pretreatment of Biomass

(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

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Reducing Ethanol Protections Won’t Hurt Industry, Report Finds

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

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Projects Progressing

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

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

New Tech Uses Coal Steam to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol

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

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Dresser Wayne E85 Dispensers Receive UL Approval

(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

July 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels

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

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

On-Farm Demonstrations of Energy Crop Production Underway

(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

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

New Development in the Algae Field Could Lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ of Hydrogen Production

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

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Data on Canola Biodiesel Pathway

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,

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Local Supercar Races toward Multi-Million-Dollar Prize

by Brian McNeill (The Daily Progress)   All eyes will be on the “Very Light Car” — designed by the Charlottesville-based team

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

British Airways, Solena Plan to Create 1,200 London Jobs at Biofuels Plant

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  British Airways Plc and Solena Group Inc. plan to build a waste-to-biofuels plant in east London, creating

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

A Choice of Blends

by James R. Johnson (Grand Forks Herald)  Officials dedicate GF’s first blender pumps. The first blender pumps in Grand Forks were

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

US Automakers on Track for More Ethanol Vehicles

by Dee-Ann Durbin  (Bloomberg Businessweek)  U.S. automakers say they’re on track to increase the number of vehicles that can run on

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

New Generation Biofuels Files Patent Application for Pyrolysis Oil Biofuel

(New Generation Biofuels) Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc.,  July 21, 2010 announced that it has filed for a

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Drilling Down to the Nanometer Depths of Leaves for Biofuels

(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)  By imaging the cell walls of a zinnia leaf down to the nanometer scale, energy researchers

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Releases Two Reports

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is an international initiative coordinated by the Energy Center at EPFL in Lausanne that

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Compelling Case of Pongamia Biodiesel

by Sreenivas Ghatty  (Commodity Online)  …Pongamia, a plant producing non-edible oilseeds, has the potential to become one of the cheapest

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

California Team to Receive up to $122 Million for Energy Innovation Hub to Develop Method to Produce Fuels from Sunlight

(US Department of Energy)  California Institute of Technology to lead team in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Secretary Chu Announces Six Projects to Convert Captured CO2 Emissions from Industrial Sources into Useful Products

(US Department of Energy)  $106 Million Recovery Act Investment will Reduce CO2 Emissions and Mitigate Climate Change U.S. Energy Secretary

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2010 Green Scissors Campaign Seeks to Cut Federal Budget for Biofuels, Agriculture, and Other Areas

(Grainnet)  The Green Scissors campaign, a diverse coalition of taxpayer, environmental and consumer groups, released July 22 Green Scissors 2010, a

July 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Waterland Supplies Jatropha Oil to EU Airline Industry

(TheBioenergySite.com)  Waterland supply its Jatropha Oil for use as feedstock for aviation fuel. Waterland International signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Industry Blames Washington for Holding Back Cellulosic Ethanol

by Stacy Feldman (SolveClimate) Industry rips failing DOE loan program on the heels of EPA’s decision to slash cellulosic biofuel

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Launches Alternative Fuel Locator

by Colin Bird (Cars.com)   Last week, we pointed out a new mobile phone application that tracks recently recalled autos or

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

DOE Finds Ethanol Pipeline Feasible

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  A pipeline for ethanol from the Midwest to the East Coast is a viable project, if

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels

by Adam J. Liska and Richard K. Perrin  (Environment Magazine)  Military operations are major industrial activities that use massive amounts

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels One Step Closer to Deployment in Europe

(Novozymes)  …Relying on agricultural and forestry residues and waste as feedstock, advanced biofuels can spur rural growth, promote job creation,

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Twin Oil Opens Two E85 Stations in South Florida

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Protec Fuel are proud to announce the expanded availability of E85 in

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio-diesel Park at Bijapur

(Business Standard)  Minister for large and medium industries Murugesh Nirani inaugurated the bio-diesel park which has been set up at

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

The Ethanol Mud-Rasslers Reach for the Manure

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Two new data points have been introduced. A Congressional Budget Office report on the  ethanol

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

India Should Now Cash in on Biofuels: Experts

(Times of India)  Experts feel India must capitalize on biofuels. At a workshop on ‘Research opportunities in biofuels’, chairman of

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

San Diego Program Will Train A Biofuel Workforce

by Tom Fudge  (KPBS)  The San Diego Biofuels Initiative has gotten a $4 million state grant to train biofuel workers. Most

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Costs and Benefits to Taxpayers, Consumers, and Producers from U.S. Ethanol Policies

by Bruce A. Babcock, Kanlaya J. Barr, Miguel Carriquiry (Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, Iowa State University)  The U.S.

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Platts Next-Generation Biofuels October 4-5 Chicago, IL

  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)

July 21, 2010 Read Full Article

The Mad Scramble over the Ethanol Tax Credit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, the Environmental Working Group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Donaldson Foundation Establishes Endowment for University of Minnesota Engineers

(BusinessWire)  $25,000 for Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering The Donaldson Foundation, a long time supporter of the University of

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

High-Yielding Miscanthus for Ethanol

by Hembree Brandon   (Delta Farm Press)   “We see a lot of potential in Freedom giant miscanthus — it’s the most promising of

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Policy on Federal Energy Subsidies

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Background    At the request of New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman (D), the Congressional Budget Office

July 20, 2010 1 comment Read Full Article

First of Its Kind: WSU Led Bio-Jet Fuel Project Officially Gets Off the Ground

(Washington State University)  A major Washington State University effort to develop aviation bio-fuel is underway with the announcement of a strategic

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection Makes $6 Million Available for Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects

(PR-USA.net)  Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today that the department is now accepting applications through the state’s $6 million Alternative

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

South Dakota State University Researcher Studying Reuse of Ethanol Enzymes

(KCAUTV)  …SDSU Professor Basil Dalaly (duh-LAHL’-lee) is experimenting with ways to reuse the enzymes by chemically attaching them to glass

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Cedar Grove Composting Announces Partnership with BIOFerm

(BIOFerm)  Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Bion Confirms Participation in SUNY Oswego’s Forum

(Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.)  Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: BNET) today confirmed its participation at a public issues forum

July 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Planes to Fuel Biofuel Industry

(Sidney Morning Herald)  …Primary Industries Minister Tim Mulherin has released the government’s discussion paper on plans for the state’s biofuel and

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Critics Slam EU-Brazil African Biofuel Plan

by Andrew Willis (Bloomberg Businessweek)  EU and Brazilian leaders are set to announce a new “triangular co-operation” initiative, under which they

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Still Betting on Cello Energy to Meet Next-Gen Biofuel Target

by Josie Garthwaite  (Earth2Tech)  Cello Energy, a startup run by Alabama’s former ethics chairman and backed by Khosla Ventures that has

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Airframers Step Up Biofuel Efforts ahead of Farnborough

(FlightGlobal)  In the run-up to Farnborough both of the major commercial airframers have launched new initiatives aimed at bringing the

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Aviation Industry Harnesses Algae for Biofuel

by Gerald Traufetter  (Der Spiegel)  There are plans within the aviation industry to replace kerosene with biofuel derived from algae.

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Initiative Formed to Assess Viability of Creating a Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Industry in the Pacific Northwest

(GreenAir Online) The Pacific Northwest could become a global hub for the development of aviation biofuels following the announcement of

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Profile in Commercialization: OPX Biotechnologies

by Jim Lane (Biotech Digest)  This past April, ARPA-E announced a new grant round, and the largest single award in the

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Using Biofuel Tax Credits to Achieve Energy and Environmental Policy Goals

(Congressional Budget Office)   The federal government supports the use of biofuels—transportation fuel produced usually from renewable plant matter, such as

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Fueling Freedom Plan Will Redirect Government Support to Create Open Fuels Market

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy, a coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, today called for the redirection and eventual phasing out of government

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

America’s Number One Smartphone Locates America’s Number One Alternative Fuel

(Renewable Fuels Association)  E85 fuel? There’s an app for that. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is proud to announce the

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Lee Slezak Interview – Takin’ The Green A Conversation With Lee Slezak Of The U.S. Department Of Energy

by Rob Fisher (Circle Track)  …CT: What inspired the concept of green racing? LS: The concept of green racing really started

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Project G.R.E.E.N. Dyno Test #1 – Engine

by Jim McFarland (Circle Track)  Initial Results For Our First Engine Dyno Session Open Up Some Distinct Possibilities For Future “Green” Racing

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Go Green Goal

by Godwin Kelly (Daytona Beach News Journal)  Racing history may one day look back at Forrest Jehlik and his rag-tag

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

2011 Chevy Caprice to be FFV

by Michelle Kautz   (DomesticFuel)   Chevrolet has released the technical manual for the Holden-based 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle)

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Exxon Says Growing Its Algae Biofuels Program

By Alyson Zepeda  (Reuters)    * Greenhouse will test algae strains * Next step is outdoor testing * Spending will grow

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Oakfield Capital Acquires Biofuel Company from BP

(AltAssets.com)  Europe-focused private equity firm Oakfield Capital Partners has completed an investment in Coryton Advanced Fuels (CAF) to acquire the

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Tanzania Has Big Biofuel Potential: FAO Study

(China Economic Net)  A huge potential for producing biofuels is expected in Tanzania without hampering the cultivation of food crops,

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Vilsack: Unlikely Partnership for Our Clean Energy Future

Tom Vilsak (USDA/Richmond Times-Dispatch)  …America can no longer rely on energy sources that are growing increasingly difficult to find and

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

The Conclave: Biofuels in the Balance as Congress Decides Energy, Jobs, Carbon Policy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It comes down now to three weeks, just three weeks. There will be high drama

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

BP and Verenium Announce Pivotal Biofuels Agreement

(Verenium)  BP to acquire Verenium’s cellulosic biofuels business, including Jennings, San Diego facilities – – Verenium to receive $98.3 million and

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Indian Fuel Price Hike Likely to Open a Market for Earth-100’s 100 Per Cent Biodiesel Car

(PR-USA.net)  Now that the government’s practice of regulating fuel prices has come to an end, private oil companies and alternative

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Food, Fuel and Farms

(Business Standard)  Editorial   …Though, at present, international food prices are ruling lower than their peaks in 2008, FAO expects them

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

PNOC, Dole, Toyota Forge Jatropha Deal

By Amy R. Remo (Philippine Daily Inquirer)   State-owned PNOC-Alternative Fuels Corp. has forged an agreement with Dole Philippines and Toyota Tsusho

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

3.13 Billion Gallons in Global advanced Biofuels Capacity by 2014; Asia Surges to 9.4 Percent Share

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  Revised “Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database” (v1.5) released by Biofuels Digest. The most significant additions

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

AIM Interview: Dr. Russell Chapman

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Russell Chapman, Executive Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at

July 15, 2010 Read Full Article

All Cars Should Run On E100

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  Last year, after President Obama gave his speech about increasing the CAFE requirements – in an effort

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Praxair Signs 15-Year CO2 Deal with Osage

(Bloomberg/AP)  Industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. said Tuesday it is buying carbon dioxide from Osage Bio Energy for use in

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INL, Conrad & Bischoff Bring E85 Fuel to Eastern Idaho Public

(KIDK.com)  Idaho National Laboratory has worked with local motor fuel supplier Conrad & Bischoff to make E85, an alternative fuel

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Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol Fight for Viability, Government Favor

(HybridCars)  …It’s been more than four years since then-President George W. Bush told the country in his State of the

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GAO Report Urges Changes to DOE Loan Guarantee Programs

(Renewable Fuels Association)  …“Access to capital is a chief hindrance to the commercial deployment of cellulosic ethanol technology,” said RFA

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Department of Energy: Futher Actions Are Needed to Improve DOE’s Ability to Evaluate and Implement the Loan Guarantee Program

(US Government Accountability Office)  Since the Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee program (LGP) for innovative energy projects was established in

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Yield Projections for Switchgrass as a Biofuel Crop

(American Society of Agronomy)  Scientists compile field studies across U.S. to identify influences on biomass yield While scientists have conducted

July 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Petrobras and BIOeCON Announce Joint Technology Development for the Enhanced Conversion of Biomass to Next Generation Biofuels and Chemicals

(BIOeCON)  Petrobras and BIOeCON announced their partnership in the joint development of a novel process for enhanced conversion of biomass, as

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New Biofuel Company Brings US Tech to South Africa

(Alternative Energy Africa)  Stellenbosch Biomass Technologies (SBMT) has been officially launched in Sandton, South Africa holding the rights to commercialize and

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CleanTech Biofuels Technology for Converting Municipal Solid Waste to Cellulosic Biomass Feedstock Receives U.S. Patent

(CleanTech Biofuels)  CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for renewable

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Advanced Biofuels Markets November 9-10 San Francisco, CA

  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

July 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Big Ideas for the Future of Energy: Aspirations and Realities July 22 7:00 GMT and 15:00 GMT WebChat

(Shell)  Global energy demand is rising – and so are consumer expectations. People want energy from cleaner sources and more efficient

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DOE and Salk Researchers Study Volvox Genome

(Algae Industry Magazine)  …One contribution that may inform biofuels research is reported in the July 9 issue of Science, where

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Does Biofuel Have a Friend in the White House? Not if Actions Speak Louder than Words

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Washington Post business section today included an article on President Obama’s latest push on

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Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop July 23 Casa Granda, AZ

  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

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MO Ethanol Plant Helps Feed Hungry

by Cindy Zimmerman  (DomesticFuel)  …“While sweet corn isn’t something we normally plant in these fields, we realize there are people

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EPA Proposes Cellulosic Ethanol Short of U.S. Goals

(San Francisco Chronicle/Bloomberg)   The Environmental Protection Agency proposed requiring less cellulosic ethanol to be blended into gasoline next year than

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Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in 2011

(Renewable Fuels Association)   …Of note, EPA has revised down cellulosic ethanol use from original RFS targets for the second year

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EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

(US EPA)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) July 12, 2010, proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the

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$10m Biofuel Plant to Lead the Way

by Cait Bester  (Daily Mercury)   …Queensland University of Technology’s Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant will be officially opened…  Lead researcher

July 13, 2010 Read Full Article

International Fuel Technology Announces U.K.-Based East Midlands Trains Will Continue Using DiesoLiFT™ 10 For Fuel Economy Improvement and Emissions Reduction

(International Fuel Technology)  International Fuel Technology, Inc. announced that East Midlands Trains will continue using DiesoLiFTTM 10 in its light rail,

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Consultation Launch on Revised Waste Framework Directive

(UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)   A consultation on how to implement the revised EU Waste Framework Directive

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Codexis and CO2 Solution Unveil Carbon Capture Program

(CO2 Solution)  Codexis, Inc., and CO2 Solution Inc., on July 13, 2010, will make the first joint public presentation on their program

July 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Biogas UK November 23-24 London, UK

  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

July 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Alion to Analyze Technical and Economic Feasibility of Promising Biofuel Energy Crop

(BusinessWire) Technology Solutions Company to Develop Flexible Analysis Models for Simulating Plant Processing Performance and Economics )–Alion Science and Technology

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Toyota Eyes Alternative-Fuel Partners

by Mike Ramsey (Wall Street Journal)  Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Friday that his company will look for

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Biojet Fuel from Algae – Unitel’s New Technology Overcomes a Major Problem Facing the Algal Biofuels Industry

(BusinessWire.com)  Process eliminates the energy intensive and costly oil extraction step. Unitel Technologies, Inc. announced that the company has filed

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Accelergy Receives Grant from Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority

(Accelergy)  Carbon Cycle Technology Alliance to scale carbon capture and recycling operations Accelergy Corporation, a global leader in the production of

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Chemicals East September 13-15 Boston, MA

  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

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Jatoil Sells First Commercial Quantity of Crude Jatropha Oil

(Biofuels International)  After recently acquiring joint venture operations in Central Java, Indonesia, renewable energy company Jatoil has secured its first

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Mechanical Engineering Students Take Their Professor’s Advice and Start an Ames Bioenergy Company

(Iowa State University)  …Fast pyrolysis quickly heats biomass (such as corn stalks and leaves) in the absence of oxygen to

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Two Companies Isolate Pyrolysis Oil Fractions, Hydrogen from Algae, in Path towards Scalable Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …OriginOil … has announced a hydrogen harvesting system, while an early-stage company based in Iowa, Avello

July 12, 2010 Read Full Article

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