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BIO’s Carr Discusses Impact of Oil Spill on Industry

(E&ETV) As the biofuels industry awaits a decision by U.S. EPA on ethanol blend walls, how has the Obama Administration handled biofuels development and funding? During today’s OnPoint, Matt Carr,

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

The Third Challenge: Creating a Coastal States Energy Sector

by George Sterzinger (Renewable Energy Policy Project/Dissent Magazine)  …Advanced biofuels in particular have the potential to change the coastal economies for the better. In 2005 and in 2007 Congress committed to

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Enerkem Announces Construction Start of World’s First Municipal Waste-to-Biofuels Facility in Edmonton, Alberta

(NewsWire)  Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels company, today held a groundbreaking ceremony to signify the start of construction of its municipal waste-to-biofuels facility with its partners, the City of Edmonton

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Fall River Officials to Sit in on Taunton City Council Meeting, Show their Support for Trash Disposal Plan

by Charles Winokoor  (Tauton Daily Gazette)  …Taunton Mayor Charles Crowley has said that EOEA officials consider the process by which such a facility operates in violation of DEP’s 20-year-old moratorium

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Georgia’s First Wood-to-Ethanol Plant Opens

by Dave Williams (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  The nation’s first commercial plant producing ethanol from wood wastes is open for business in the timber country of southeastern Georgia. More than a year

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

The Missionary Position: The Export of Carbon Guilt to the Developing World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …We see the battle over rural development flashing at other points around the globe, but nowhere so starkly do we have a choice between the War

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Another Dirty Secret of Oil Dependence

by Jim DiPeso (The Daily Green)  The hidden health threat (and $100 billion annual cost) in the gasoline we pump into our cars. …China supplanted the U.S. as the biggest

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

New Holden to Run on Bio-Ethanol

By Tim Dornin (AAP/AuNews)  Carmaker Holden has unveiled its latest Commodore range, the car that could eventually be powered by household waste. Both V6 and V8 models in the VE Series

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Policy May Determine Australia’s Next Government

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, a federal election last week which resulted in a hung parliament may find that the choice of government depends on biofuels policy. According

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Arizona Set to Become Center for Algae-Based, Biofuel Industry

by William Hermann(The Arizona Republic)   Clean, green energy source could replace fossil fuels. …With its ideal climate and abundance of available land, Arizona is poised to become a major center

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

SwiftFuel to Power World Record Attempt

Richard “Smokey” Young will use an unleaded, high-octane biofuel developed by a Purdue Research Park-based company during his attempt to establish a new 100-kilometer closed course speed record on Sept.

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Zero Discharge Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Process Development

(PRNewsWire)  AdvanceBio LLC, a Cincinnati-based advanced biofuel technology company, today announced the development of its next generation, sugar-based fuel ethanol process. The process is capable of utilizing sugars derived from sugar

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

The Promise and Challenge of Algae as a Renewable Source of Biofuels September 8, 2010 Webinar 2:00 EDT

  The Promise and Challenge of Algae as a Renewable Source of Biofuels    September 8, 2010  Webinar 2:00 EDT

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Biomass Program is hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 2:00–4:30 p.m. EDT entitled “The Promise and Challenge of Algae as a

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Indianapolis-Based Xylogenics Licenses Yeast Strain to Ethanol Producer

(Indianapolis Business Journal)  Indianapolis-based bioengineering firm Xylogenics Inc. has licensed its proprietary yeast strain to a Milwaukee firm that is a supplier to the fuel-ethanol industry. It is the first

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Local Racing-Fuel Supplier Expands Territory to 26 States

(Indianapolis Business Journal)  A subsidiary of Carmel-based Telamon Corp. that supplies racing teams with ethanol-based fuel made from Indiana corn has signed contracts giving it a distribution channel in 26

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

New Fuel Economy Window Stickers Chock Full ‘O Numbers

(Jalopnik)  One of the draft window stickers released today will give buyers of 2012 models efficiency data for gas and electric vehicles. U.S. regulators want you to decide: How do

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Arizona Set to Become Center for Algae-Based, Biofuel Industry

by William Hermann (The Arizona Republic)  Arizonans have cleaned algae from cattle tanks, swimming pools and fish tanks for decades. Now, Arizona researchers are developing algae as a promising 21st-century

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Africa: Up for Grabs

(Friends of the Earth International)   The African continent is increasingly being seen as a source of agricultural land and natural resources for the rest of the world. National governments and

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover New Mechanism Behind Cellular Energy Conversion

(NewsWise) Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have enhanced our understanding of the mechanism by which cells achieve energy conversion, the process in which food is converted into the

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Pond Scum Seen Lucrative in Argentine Biofuels Push

by Luis Andres Henao (Reuters)   An Argentine company opened Friday the country’s first factory to make biodiesel from algae, hoping to use pond scum as a replacement for soy in making

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Moves Forward on Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reduction Requirements

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels)  Adopts ambitious target of 50% improvement for biofuel blends over fossil fuels The RSB is pleased to announce the approval of the RSB greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

‘Next Generation’ Scientists Join Forces to Support Biodiesel

(Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel)  Campaign unites college students for collaboration, education.   The next generation of thought leaders is gearing up to lead America’s energy efforts.  And biodiesel, our nation’s only

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Rochester Airport Explosion: Hydrogen Tanks Ignite

(Democrat and Chronicle)   Two hydrogen tanks at Monroe County’s alternative fuel station on Scottsville Road exploded and caught fire this afternoon, sending black smoke high in the air. The blasts

August 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec Off and Running

by Greg Peel  (ninemsn)  …Algae.Tec is also in the process of an IPO. However at A$7.5m, Algae.Tec’s issue is hardly one that can be described as exploitative or prematurely opportunistic,

August 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Barbour: Biofuel Project Tops Mississippi Session Agenda

by Emily Wagster Pettus  (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Mississippi lawmakers on Friday (August 27, 2010) will consider $50 million in state incentives for research and production of renewable fuel made from timber,

August 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company to Locate in Columbus

(The Dispatch)   …KiOR of Houston, Texas, plans to locate three facilities in Mississippi, the first of which will be in Columbus on the southern fifth of The Island, at the

August 27, 2010 Read Full Article

First Biodiesel Power Plant Launched in Slovenia

(Balkans.com)  Slovenia’s first biodiesel power plant, generating nearly one megawatt of electricity and worth EUR 1.3m, was inaugurated in Benedikt (NE) on Thursday. The plant was set up by Panonica

August 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Why Don’t Oil Majors Invest in Biofuels at Scale?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Blue Marble’s effervescent CEO Kelly Ogilvie, well known on the renewables circuit for his high-energy presentations over the years, took us through the math. “Over

August 27, 2010 Read Full Article

ABO in Final Preparation of “Minimum Descriptive Language” Document

(Algal Industry Magazine)  The Technical Standards Committee of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is currently in late stage review of its Algal Industry Minimum Descriptive Language Document, recommended for characterizing the

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Energy Grasses Take Center Stage at Ceres Field Day

(PRNewsWire)  Energy industry executives joined investors and policymakers near Houston, Texas earlier today to take a firsthand look at energy grasses and research developments that are expected to push bioenergy to

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Chromosome Designer Moves Into Biofuels

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)  Chromatin says sorghum is the ideal crop. The company, which designs chromosomes and tools for genetically modifying agricultural crops, has launched an effort to get into biofuels

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Case Study: Mascoma: Seeking a Market Toehold

by Nidhi Subbaraman  (MIT Technology Review)  …The company announced plans to build one of the first commercial-scale cellulosic-ethanol plants, in Kinross, MI; it would be able to produce 80 million gallons

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Termite Enzymes Could Be Boon to Cellulosic Ethanol: Research

by Stu Hutson (Physorg.com)  Termite spit may soon help fill our gas tanks. University of Florida researchers have isolated two enzymes termites use to break up lignin, a tough plant

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

New NRDC Fact Sheet Shows How Moving beyond Corn Ethanol Means More Investment and More Jobs in More States

by Sasha Lyutse  (Natural Resources Defense Council)   … As a result, the VEETC has not only concentrated the ethanol industry in just a handful of states, but siphoned scarce resources

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Making Biodiesel a Home Heating or Transportation Option

(Green Building Elements)  …For anybody interested in knowing about biodiesel, whether as a hobby or part of a cooperative effort, watching this video set is a great way to get

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Bunge Invests in Solazyme: Ties between Brazilian Sugarcane, US Advanced Biofuels Deepen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“The simplicity is astounding. Here’s the big idea.  Take an existing, stranded ethanol factory or conglomerate. Buy it for a substantial discount. Start with cheap

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Thai Ethanol Plant Set for October Start-Up

(Argus Media)  Thailand’s Double A Ethanol expects to start production at its 250,000 t/yr cassava-based ethanol plant in Prachinburi in October.  Construction of the plant is entering its final stages. When operational

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

TNAU Proposes to Initiate Bio-Fuel Plantations

(The Hindu)  The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University has proposed to initiate and establish bio-fuel plantations with financial assistance of Central Government. …“Increasing interest is shown towards the utility of Tree

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

New Waste to Bio-Fuel Facility Opened in Delhi

(Waste Management World)  A new waste to biofuel facility in Delhi, India has been inaugurated by the government of Delhi’s chief minister, Sheila Dikshit. Located at Delhi Secretariat, the plant

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Shell’s Biofuel Deal in Brazil: Has the Big Time Finally Come for Startups?

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)   VCs and startups have complained that the biofuels industry has been stranded by indifference from the majors.That has changed. Shell and Cosan SA Industrio and Comercio, the

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Variable Subsidy for Ethanol Better for Producers and Government

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  A variable subsidy for ethanol producers could cost the government less and provide more security for producers than current fixed rates, according to a

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Ferris: Ethanol from Corn is Net Gain on Energy

(Lansing State Journal)  …A quick response from Tom’s major concern is that, yes, there is a major energy gain in producing corn-grain based ethanol, even though the energy content (BTUs) in

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Woodford Equipment Brings Biomass Business To Emmetsburg

by Jane Whitmore (Emmetsburg Reporter Democrat)  …The fact that the business is not officially open hasn’t stopped customers from dropping in. Eric is already working with farmers interested in cob

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Syracuse University Research Team Uses Nanobiotechnology-Manipulated Light Particles to Accelerate Algae Growth

by Ariel DuChene  (Syracuse University)  Scientists and engineers seek to meet three goals in the production of biofuels from non-edible sources such as microalgae: efficiency, economical production and ecological sustainability.

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

WABCG 2010: Sugar Beet Could Have Substantial Role in EU Biofuels

by Richard Allison (Farmers Weekly Interactive)  Nearly 15,000ha of sugar beet being grown this season in Germany is destined for biogas production, equivalent to about one-tenth of the total area in

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Wyo. Plant Turns Sugar Cane Waste Into Biofuel

by Bob Moen (AP)  Wyoming is a long way from places where sugar cane is grown, but a test plant in the northeast part of the state will soon be

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Beet Ethanol Plant Survives Legal Challenge in Rapho Township

by Cindy Stauffer (Lancaster Online) Plans for a beet ethanol plant in Rapho Township have survived a court challenge.  A Lancaster County Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by four businesses

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Beet as a New Energy Crop

(The Bioenergy Site)  For the past two years, North Dakota State University Biofuels Economist, Cole Gufstafson, has been working in partnership with Green Vision Group and Heartland Renewable Energy (HRE) to

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

EU Beet Growers’ Recommendations to Policy Makers on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

(International Federation of Agricultural Producers) …The achievements and commitments of EU beet growers in adapting to and mitigating climate change, in particular through the provision of sustainably produced feedstock for

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

New Energy Economics: 2010 Energy Beet Field Days

by Cole Gustafson (North Dakota State University Extension Service)  Farmers observing the trials were quite excited to see a new crop being developed Last week, I participated in North Dakota’s

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Gaddafi’s Son May Revive Triangle Ethanol in Zimbabwe

(Nehanda Radio)  …Zimbabwe Reporter said Al-Saadi Al-Gaddafi was negotiating with Zimbabwean officials on the feasibility of establishing an ethanol-powered fuel plant in the country’s Masvingo Province. …The sugar was previously

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Ceres Opens Brazil Subsidiary To Develop Sweet Sorghum Crop Business

(Green Car Congress/FavStocks)  Ceres, Inc. earlier this month established a subsidiary in Brasil focused on developing sweet sorghum as a feedstock for the ethanol industry. The company’s goal is to

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Chlorophyll in Ancient Bacteria: Biofuel Source?

(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)  Scientists have discovered a new type of chlorophyll in ancient Australian bacteria that could lead to new sources of bio-energy. Over the past 60 years, scientists have known

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Level the Playing Field and Ethanol Will Compete On Its Own

by Stephanie Dreyer  (Growth Energy/RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  Ethanol has been the Oil Industry’s favorite target for years. Big Oil has argued that the ethanol industry can’t compete with gasoline without taxpayer support.

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Water: Is There Enough for Biofuels at Scale?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In a note at CO2science.org, a trio of authors contend: “There simply is not enough freshwater on the face of the earth to make the

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Finance & Investment Summit 2010 October 13-15 Washington, DC

  Biomass Finance & Investment Summit 2010 October 13-15 Washington, DC

Now in its 5th edition, the Biomass Finance & Investment Summit has established itself as the business hub where decision–makers—project developers, technology providers, utilities, investors, lenders, EPC contractors and other

August 25, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industries Selected for Proposed Grant by the California Energy Commission

(PRNewsWire)  Biodiesel Industries announced today the company’s selection by the California Energy Commission for a project grant to support the state’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. This Biofuel

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Thinking Green? It’s Not Just Black and White.

by Katherine Salant (The Washington Post)  …To build a 2,200-square-foot house, an acre of forest will be clear-cut somewhere on the globe and a huge hole in the earth, roughly equal

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Gasoline Prices Hit Eight-Month Low

by Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  …But long-term trends — such as improvements in the fuel efficiency of American autos — played a part too, other analysts said. A steady increase

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Local View: Consider Complete Costs of Waging War for Imported Oil

by Chuck Woodside (Journal Star)  In a recent speech about energy, President Barack Obama said: “If we refuse to take into account the full costs of our fossil fuel addiction —

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Wide Use of Corn-Based Ethanol Fuel Not Choice for China: Experts

(People’s Daily Online)  Agricultural experts said Saturday it was too early for China to adopt corn-based ethanol fuel to feed

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Finland Moves to Build the World’s First ‘Green’ Highway

(Jamaica Observer)  Finland wants to build the world’s first “green highway”, with service stations offering charging points for electric cars and

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

African Case Study: Palm Oil and Economic Development in Nigeria and Ghana; Recommendations for the World Bank’s 2010 Palm Oil Strategy

by Thompson Ayodele (Initiative for Public Policy Analysis)  Forward by  Dr. Matthew O. Eshalomi:  Growth and prosperity of an economy are

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Brazilian Biofuels Run into EU Obstacles

by Yans Felippe Geckler (IPS News)  Brazil has begun a counterattack on the European Union’s measures for certifying crop-based fuels,

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Atlanta Firm Launches Cellulosic Ethanol Project in Michigan

by James Cartledge (BrighterEnergy.org)  Atlanta company American Process Incorporated has started work on a waste-to-ethanol biorefinery at Alpena, Michigan.  The company

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Petrobras America and KL Energy Sign Joint Development Agreement to Optimize Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Production From Sugarcane Bagasse

(Biofuels Journal)  KL Energy Corporation is pleased to announce that Petrobras, through Petrobras America, has entered into a Joint Development Agreement

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

The Culturing Revolution: LanzaTech Extends to Chemicals as Year of SynthBio Gains Pace

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech announced that it has produced 2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BD), a key building block used to make

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Life Technologies and SG Biofuels Complete Sequence of Jatropha Genome

(SG Biofuels)  Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), a provider of innovative life science solutions and SG Biofuels, Inc., a bioenergy crop

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

The Future of Biodiesel in Europe September 27-28 Brussels, Belgium

  The Future of Biodiesel in Europe September 27-28 Brussels, Belgium

Whether you are a biodiesel producer, feedstock supplier, technology provider or regulator, you need to participate in this unique forum.  Make

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

A European Perspective on Algal Biofuel Scaleup

(Algae Industry Magazine)  An article by Rene H. Wijffels and Maria J. Barbosa, of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, published

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

2nd Palm Oil Summit: Sustainable Yields, The Way Forward December 9-10 Bali, Indonesia

  2nd Palm Oil Summit: Sustainable Yields, The Way Forward December 9-10 Bali, Indonesia

Palm oil is proven as the most efficient crop and the world’s most traded agricultural commodity with its uses ranging

August 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel 10 – National Clean Diesel Campaign Conference October 19-20 Washington, DC

  Clean Diesel 10 – National Clean Diesel Campaign Conference October 19-20 Washington, DC

Presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Clean Diesel Campaign in Partnership with the Diesel Technology Forum, the Environmental

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16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) September 27-30 Detroit, MI

  16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) September 27-30 Detroit, MI

For more than a decade, the DEER Conference has been the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) primary mechanism for the

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Policies and Mandates: What’s Really Involved? September 16 Free Webinar

  Biodiesel Policies and Mandates: What’s Really Involved? September 16 Free Webinar

Biodiesel usage has grown significantly in recent years and many states are considering legislation or programs to promote renewable fuels

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

The Green Behind Green Crude

By Jennifer McEntee  (The Voice of San Diego)   Investors are a tough crowd to cultivate. Yet in the pond that is

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Blender Pump Opens in ND

by Michelle Kautz (DomesticFuel)  Grand Forks, North Dakota is now offering flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) owners the choice at the

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Kettering University to Debut Biofuel Pickup Truck Tied to Swedish Biogas Plant in Flint

by Beata Mostafavi (Flint Journal)  The white Chevy Silverado in Kettering University’s parking lot could be a symbol of a future

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

14.4 Mgy Iranian Ethanol Project Advances

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iran, IranOilGas.com reports that Iran Ethanol is underway with construction at its 14.4 Mgy

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Genera Energy and Alcoa Partner to Grow Switchgrass in Blount County; Planting has significant environmental benefit

(Genera Energy) Land owned by Alcoa Inc, Tennessee Operations, is now being used to grow a popular perennial grass known

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited: ‘Fuel from Thin Air’ Comes Closer, Clearer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, the secretive Joule Unlimited (then known as Joule Biotechnologies) emerged late last year from

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Third and Fourth Generation Biofuels: Technologies, Markets and Economics Through 2015

(GTM Research)  …In this report, we focus on “third-generation” algae biofuels and “fourth-generation” biofuels that are either created using petroleum-like

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Robert Vitale Reinvents the Paddlewheel

by Tamra Fakhoorian  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Reinventing the wheel is usually frowned upon, but in the case of the Waterwheel Factory’s

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Drayson Racing Sweeps ALMS Weekend at Road America

Drayson Racing swept every major accolade for this weekend’s American Le Mans Series event at Road America. From being quickest

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Man Develops Machine That Turns Plastic Into Oil

Akinori Ito of the Blest corporation in Japan had a simple idea. The premise was take plastic which is made

August 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Roundup Ready Sugar Beet Issue Remanded to APHIS

by Sandra Hansen (Star-Herald)  According to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, the current crop of Roundup Ready

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Researchers: Diverse Feedstocks Key to Sustainable, Successful Biofuels Industry

(Ag Professional)  …Concerns about net energy and greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to its effect on food and feed pricing

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

10 of Cargill’s Next-Gen Biofuel Bets

by Katie Fehrenbacher  (Earth2Tech/Reuters)  …Cargill is one of the larger producers of ethanol and biodiesel in the U.S. and has

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Company to Demonstrate Ethanol Extraction in Woodbine

by Ben Leach  (Press of Atlantic City)  A multimillion-dollar ethanol plant is planned for a former landfill site, but members of

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Some Question E85’s Staying Power

by Norman Cox  (The Indy Channel)  Five years ago, it was being promoted as a partial solution to the imported

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Here Comes the Air-Hybrid Engine

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)  Scuderi Engine says it can improve efficiency—and likely car mileage—with a new type of engine. …While

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Scientist IDs Genes that Promise to Make Biofuel Production More Efficient, Economical

(EurekAlert)  A University of Illinois metabolic engineer has taken the first step toward the more efficient and economical production of biofuels

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Deadline Set for Logan Cleanup / Biofuel May Be Answer to Sewage Lagoon Algae Woes

(Standard-Examiner)    Utah environmental regulators have set a seven-year deadline for Logan officials to cut the amount of phosphorus in sewage lagoons

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Florida Ethanol Plant Gets Boost from New Jersey Solar Firm

(Get Solar.com)  In many ways, it’s a match made in renewable energy heaven. A South Lake County, Florida garbage-to-ethanol plant

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

10 Top Solar Biofuels Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Aside from the general observation that nearly all energy systems ultimately are based on today’s

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Shaping Texas’ Fuel Ethanol Policy September 10 Austin, TX

  Shaping Texas’ Fuel Ethanol Policy September 10 Austin, TX

Will ethanol use increase in the years ahead? If so, what feedstocks and production technologieswill be used? Where will ethanol

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Another Brick in the (Blend) Wall: Key Thresholds and Barriers for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But even were the US EPA to approve E15 ethanol blending, there are some other

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass South 2010 October 14-15 Memphis, TN

  Biomass South 2010 October 14-15 Memphis, TN

Biomass South 2010: A New Horizon will be held October 14 and 15 at the University of Memphis in the

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Global Climate Change

by Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, F. Alayne Street-Perrott, Johannes Lehmann & Stephen Joseph    (Nature Communications)  Production of biochar (the carbon

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Whisky By-Products Used to Produce Biofuel to Power Cars

(Telegraph)  Scientists say they have created a new biofuel made from whisky by-products which could be used to help power

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Candidate for Ag Commissioner Talks Biofuels

by Bob Thaxton (The Gazette-Enterprise)  Hank Gilbert, the Democrats’ nominee for Texas agriculture commissioner, discussed his proposed biofuels policy here

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

POET, Farmers Kick Off Commercial Biomass Harvest for Project LIBERTY Cellulosic Ethanol

(POET) Construction underway on storage area for biomass bales in Emmetsburg, Iowa  Farmers and POET today celebrated the upcoming collection and

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

METRO Applauds Mayor Bloomberg for Signing NYC Biodiesel Heating Oil Legislation into Law

(PRNewsWire)  METRO Terminals, which is currently building one of the country’s largest biodiesel processing facilities adjacent to its biofuels and petroleum

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Readout from Sino-U.S. Advanced Biofuels Forum

By Chanda Beckman & Kirsten Rasmussen (USDA Foreign Agriculture Information Service)  On May 27, 2010, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA),

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Tata Motors Eyes Tie-Ups in World Tour

(The Financial Express)  …Asked about plans to take the Nano global, Telang said many of the emerging markets have a

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Journal of Industrial Ecology Gathers Corn Ethanol Debate Articles

edited by Reid Lifset (Journal of Industrial Ecology)   Includes Corn Ethanol Articles Related to Debate over Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corn-Ethanol

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Air Resources Board Is Clinging to Old Science

by Joe Irvin (Capitol Weekly)  This week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) convened a group of experts to discuss

August 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Fuel Effort Grows: Tulsa University Students Researching Alternatives

by Rod Walton   (Tulsa World)  …”I got into it because of the potential with algae,” said Geoffrey Price, professor, department

August 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Ag Secretary Candidate Thicke Promotes ‘New Vision’

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  Francis Thicke of Fairfield, the Democratic candidate for Iowa agriculture secretary, used his State

August 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Stress Ethanol Efficiency Gains

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  …Dr. Steffen Mueller, Principal Research Economist for the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois

August 19, 2010 Read Full Article

BIRD Foundation Announces $4.2 Million Investments in Cooperative Clean Energy Projects

(PRNewsWire)  Awards Were Approved for Joint Development Projects Between the United States and Israel in the Areas Of Biofuels, Wind

August 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Camelina Meal Now Available for Use in Laying Hens

(PRNewsWire)  The North American Camelina Trade Association (NACTA) today announced the achievement of yet another milestone in its efforts to

August 19, 2010 Read Full Article

On Land, Air and Sea, a Retrofit Mission

by Todd Woody  (New York Times)   Want to stimulate demand for renewable energy? Send in the Marines. That was Navy

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Marines Look to Biofuels for Energy

by Laura Oleniacz  (ENC Today)  The commanding general in charge of many of the Marines Corps’ installations on the East Coast

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Smart Plugs Fuels Innovation with Ethanol-Based Generator

by By Ralph Bartholdt (Bonner County Daily Bee)  …Endorsed by California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, the E-FUEL MicroFueler like the one sitting

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Butter Holds the Secret to the Latest Biodiesel Fuel

by Kenneth Chang (New York Times)  “It was something we wanted to show could be done,” said Michael J. Haas, a

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Sewage-Powered Volkswagen Beetle Relies on Six ‘Movements’ per Mile

(Environmental Transport Association)   A car unveiled this week by Wessex Water that runs on methane gas generated from fermented human

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Sudan Secures Funds for New Sugar Factory

by Opheera McDoom (Reuters)  Sudan has secured funding for a new 140,000 tonne sugar factory which will also produce 30 million

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Range Fuels Produces Cellulosic Methanol From First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuels Plant

(PR Newswire)  Range Fuels’ Commercial Cellulosic Biofuels Plant near Soperton, Georgia Produces Cellulosic Methanol from Non-Food Biomass Range Fuels, Inc., a

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

The Blue Phoenix: BlueFire Ethanol Repositions as BlueFire Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Digest took the opportunity to visit with BlueFire’s CEO Arnold Klann, who has been

August 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol at Boom/Bust Crossroads

by Elton Robinson (Southeast Farm Press)  …It’s not what President Barack Obama has been saying in recent speeches that worried

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

New Mexico Algae Project Receives Funding

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)   New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recently announced that $200,000 in Recovery Act funding has been

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Generated from Seaweed

(The Japan Times)   Scientists from Tohoku University and Tohoku Electric Power Co. have developed a technology to efficiently generate ethanol from

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Army Investigates Salt Lake Biofuel Crop

by Jeremiah Stettler   (Salt Lake Tribune)   The prickly leafed crop is hardly inviting — it is like a weed sprouting atop

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

A Better Ethanol Policy

by Robert Rapier (Consumer Energy Report/R Squared Energy Blog)  …Reader Paul Nash came up with a specific plan… Specific Recommendations

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

The Land Rush Doesn’t Have to End in a Poor Deal for Africans

by Katie Allen (The Guardian)  It is not too late for equitable partnerships to flourish between foreign investors and local

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Holst Biofuels Offers Promising Innovations, Savings for Agriculture

by Rudy Kemppainen  (Hancock County Journal-Pilot)  …Holst Biofuels, which is an offshoot to its main farming operation, has proved to be

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Wildcatters: The New IPO fever…Who’s Next?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …There has been, unsurprisingly, a ton of chatter about the sector, which escalated significantly last

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Rebrands as BlueFire Renewables, Inc.

(Blue Fire Renewables)  Name Change Designed to Better Reflect Its Fuel and Energy Production Capabilities BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc., a company

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Why a Tire Company Sponsors the Green Racing Trophy—A Look Backward and Forward

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) You’d have a pretty dangerous drinking game if you downed a shot every time

August 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: G-Oil’s Perspective on Green Racing

  Green Earth Team Gunner ALMS prototype challenge. photo: J.Ivancic by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If there is any

August 16, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Is There a Road Ahead for Cellulosic Ethanol?

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Much of the optimism surrounding cellulosic ethanol has faded because of the ongoing economic

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Challenges in Scaling Up Biofuels Infrastructure

by Tom Richard (Pennsylvania State University/Science)  Rapid growth in demand for lignocellulosic bioenergy will require major changes in supply chain

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Industrial Production Algal Biodiesel Feasible within a Half Decade

(Wageningen University/Science Daily)   Within 10 to 15 years, it will be technically possible to produce sustainable and economically viable biodiesel from

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Innovative Fuels; or Getting the Right Fuel in the Right Tank

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)     The classic 2010 Mid-Ohio American Le Mans race was this year’s showcase of biofuel innovation with

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Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy

by David Fridley (Post Carbon Institute) excerpt:  Unlike conventional fossil fuels, where nature provided energy over millions of years to

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Natural Oil Discovered in “Diesel Tree”

by Carol Christian (Fort McMurray Today) …John Mitchell, general manager of Bedford Biofuels, explained the company has 160,000 hectares of

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program Stakeholder Announcement

(US Department of Agriculture)  On March 12, 2010, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) published a notice in the Federal

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae – Will Bulls or Bears rule?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …A significant number of voices in the community continue to caution that algal biofuels are

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

New York County Welcomes Sunoco’s Foray into Biofuels

by Andrew Maykuth (Philadelphia Inquirer)  Sunoco Inc. is producing a new brew at a former Miller Brewing Co. plant. Last month,

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

HPD Highcroft, Flying Lizard Prosche Claim MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge Honors at Mid-Ohio

(Michelin)  Repeat winners were the order of the day in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge at Mid Ohio. Finishing second in

August 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Opportunities and Barriers for International Bioenergy Trade

by Martin Junginger, Jinke van Dam, Simonetta Zarrilli, Fatin Ali Mohamed, Didier Marchal, and Andre Faaij  (IEA Bioenergy)  Task 40 under the IEA

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

APOV: A Strong Case for Ethanol

by John M. Sawyer and Michael C. Sawyer  (The Daily News)  …Corn ethanol is not responsible for destruction of forest

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Wide Range of Plants Offer Cellulosic Biofuel Potential, Ecological Diversity

(EurekAlert)  When it comes to selecting the right plant source for future cellulosic biofuel production, the solution won’t be one-size-fits-all, and

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Camelina Gaining Favor with Farmers for Biodiesel

(AgWired)  Farmers in several regions of the U.S. are discovering a new potential cash crop – camelina. Camelina is beginning to

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

The Summer of IPOs: Gevo Files $150M Initial Public Offering

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, biobutanol and renewable chemical developer Gevo, ranked #13 in the 2009-10 “50

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

LakeMaster Building Algae-to-Biofuel System

by Joseph Holroyd  (Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, a clean energy technology company headquartered in Rochester, New York, is engaged in

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Biorefinery a Step Closer

by  Bob Boughner  (Chatham Daily News)  A proposed $38-million Chatham facility designed to prove corn cobs can be used to produce ethanol

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Update Ethanol Subsidies to Pressure OPEC

by John D. Graham (Lexington Herald-Leader/McClatchy-Tribune) Editorial …Due to large swings in oil prices, which are partly manipulated by OPEC, a

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Electric Aircraft Generates Buzz at Oshkosh Air Show

by Jon Hilkevitch  (Chicago Tribune)  Imagine a hyper-efficient aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, although weighing much less. It would

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

The AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Brian Goodall

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)   … “I’ve always wanted to work on things that are really important, at least to

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

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