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BIO’s Carr Discusses Impact of Oil Spill on Industry
August 31, 2010 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(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, managing director of policy at …

The Third Challenge: Creating a Coastal States Energy Sector
August 31, 2010 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

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 providing 20 percent of transportation …

Enerkem Announces Construction Start of World’s First Municipal Waste-to-Biofuels Facility in Edmonton, Alberta
August 31, 2010 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(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 and the Government of Alberta. …

Fall River Officials to Sit in on Taunton City Council Meeting, Show their Support for Trash Disposal Plan
August 31, 2010 – 9:08 am | No Comment

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 on new facilities that incinerate …

Georgia’s First Wood-to-Ethanol Plant Opens
August 31, 2010 – 8:58 am | No Comment

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 and a half behind its original …

The Missionary Position: The Export of Carbon Guilt to the Developing World
August 31, 2010 – 7:40 am | No Comment

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 on Poverty and the War …

Another Dirty Secret of Oil Dependence
August 31, 2010 – 7:35 am | No Comment

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 energy consuming country in the world. …

New Holden to Run on Bio-Ethanol
August 31, 2010 – 7:35 am | No Comment

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 II Commodore line-up have been designed …

Ethanol Policy May Determine Australia’s Next Government
August 31, 2010 – 7:33 am | No Comment

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 to Digest sources and local …

Arizona Set to Become Center for Algae-Based, Biofuel Industry
August 31, 2010 – 7:32 am | No Comment

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 of a multibillion-dollar, algae-based, biofuel industry.

Scientists …

SwiftFuel to Power World Record Attempt
August 31, 2010 – 7:31 am | No Comment

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. 11.
Young will power his No. …

Zero Discharge Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Process Development
August 31, 2010 – 7:30 am | No Comment

(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 cane, sweet sorghum, sugar beet and …

The Promise and Challenge of Algae as a Renewable Source of Biofuels September 8, 2010 Webinar 2:00 EDT
August 31, 2010 – 7:20 am | No Comment
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 Renewable Source of Biofuels.” This …

Indianapolis-Based Xylogenics Licenses Yeast Strain to Ethanol Producer
August 30, 2010 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(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 such licensing agreement for Xylogenics.
Lallemand …

Local Racing-Fuel Supplier Expands Territory to 26 States
August 30, 2010 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(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 states.
National Biofuels Distribution LLC began …

New Fuel Economy Window Stickers Chock Full ‘O Numbers
August 30, 2010 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(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 you like letter grades? UPDATE: …

Arizona Set to Become Center for Algae-Based, Biofuel Industry
August 30, 2010 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

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 alternative fuel to power cars, trucks …

Africa: Up for Grabs
August 30, 2010 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(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 private companies are obtaining access …

Researchers Discover New Mechanism Behind Cellular Energy Conversion
August 30, 2010 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(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 energy required by cells. This …

Pond Scum Seen Lucrative in Argentine Biofuels Push
August 30, 2010 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

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 biodiesel as part of a …

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Moves Forward on Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reduction Requirements
August 30, 2010 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(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 methodology and establishment of a GHG …

‘Next Generation’ Scientists Join Forces to Support Biodiesel
August 30, 2010 – 9:24 am | No Comment

(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 commercially available advanced biofuel, is front …

Rochester Airport Explosion: Hydrogen Tanks Ignite
August 27, 2010 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(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 were heard as far away …

Algae.Tec Off and Running
August 27, 2010 – 8:50 am | No Comment

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, and the company’s legally protected …

Barbour: Biofuel Project Tops Mississippi Session Agenda
August 27, 2010 – 8:31 am | No Comment

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, one of the state’s most …

Biofuel Company to Locate in Columbus
August 27, 2010 – 8:24 am | No Comment

(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 Columbus-Lowndes Port’s east bank. …Additional …

First Biodiesel Power Plant Launched in Slovenia
August 27, 2010 – 8:15 am | No Comment

(  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 Energetika, which is a part …

Why Don’t Oil Majors Invest in Biofuels at Scale?
August 27, 2010 – 8:04 am | No Comment

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 the past 18 months,” he said, …

ABO in Final Preparation of “Minimum Descriptive Language” Document
August 27, 2010 – 6:39 am | No Comment

(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 economic and environmental inputs and …

Energy Grasses Take Center Stage at Ceres Field Day
August 26, 2010 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(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 the forefront of renewable power …

Chromosome Designer Moves Into Biofuels
August 26, 2010 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

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 on its own. It has come …

Case Study: Mascoma: Seeking a Market Toehold
August 26, 2010 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

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 per year.
But as of the …

Termite Enzymes Could Be Boon to Cellulosic Ethanol: Research
August 26, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Stu Hutson (  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 material that is major problem …

New NRDC Fact Sheet Shows How Moving beyond Corn Ethanol Means More Investment and More Jobs in More States
August 26, 2010 – 10:36 am | No Comment

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 away from more competitive biofuel technologies …

Making Biodiesel a Home Heating or Transportation Option
August 26, 2010 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(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 started. But be prepared to …

Bunge Invests in Solazyme: Ties between Brazilian Sugarcane, US Advanced Biofuels Deepen
August 26, 2010 – 10:21 am | No Comment

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 sugar. Drop in a new …

Thai Ethanol Plant Set for October Start-Up
August 26, 2010 – 10:20 am | No Comment

(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 it will produce mainly 99.5pc …

TNAU Proposes to Initiate Bio-Fuel Plantations
August 25, 2010 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(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 Borne Oilseeds (TBOs) like jatropha, pungam, …

New Waste to Bio-Fuel Facility Opened in Delhi
August 25, 2010 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(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 is part of an initiative to …

Shell’s Biofuel Deal in Brazil: Has the Big Time Finally Come for Startups?
August 25, 2010 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

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 world’s largest sugar producer, finalized a …

Variable Subsidy for Ethanol Better for Producers and Government
August 25, 2010 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

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 Purdue University study. A variable …

Ferris: Ethanol from Corn is Net Gain on Energy
August 25, 2010 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(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 pure ethanol (E-100) is only …

Woodford Equipment Brings Biomass Business To Emmetsburg
August 25, 2010 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

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 harvesting.
“We have been following biomass …

Syracuse University Research Team Uses Nanobiotechnology-Manipulated Light Particles to Accelerate Algae Growth
August 25, 2010 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

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. Syracuse University’s Radhakrishna Sureshkumar, professor …

WABCG 2010: Sugar Beet Could Have Substantial Role in EU Biofuels
August 25, 2010 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

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 the UK given over to …

Wyo. Plant Turns Sugar Cane Waste Into Biofuel
August 25, 2010 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

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 turning sugar cane waste into …

Beet Ethanol Plant Survives Legal Challenge in Rapho Township
August 25, 2010 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

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 who own land near the site.

Maibach …

Beet as a New Energy Crop
August 25, 2010 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(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 create an energy beet for …

EU Beet Growers’ Recommendations to Policy Makers on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
August 25, 2010 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(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 renewable energy production, show the …

New Energy Economics: 2010 Energy Beet Field Days
August 25, 2010 – 10:54 am | No Comment

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 first energy beet field days. Energy …

Gaddafi’s Son May Revive Triangle Ethanol in Zimbabwe
August 25, 2010 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(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 produced by Triangle Limited…  READ MORE

Ceres Opens Brazil Subsidiary To Develop Sweet Sorghum Crop Business
August 25, 2010 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(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 be the first supplier of …

Chlorophyll in Ancient Bacteria: Biofuel Source?
August 25, 2010 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(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 of four types of chlorophyll used …

Level the Playing Field and Ethanol Will Compete On Its Own
August 25, 2010 – 9:15 am | No Comment

by Stephanie Dreyer  (Growth Energy/  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. Ironically, a recent study by …

Water: Is There Enough for Biofuels at Scale?
August 25, 2010 – 8:54 am | No Comment

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

Biomass Finance & Investment Summit 2010 October 13-15 Washington, DC
August 25, 2010 – 7:53 am | No Comment
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 industry players— come together to …

Biodiesel Industries Selected for Proposed Grant by the California Energy Commission
August 25, 2010 – 7:40 am | No Comment

(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 Production Plants grant provides funding …

Thinking Green? It’s Not Just Black and White.
August 24, 2010 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

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 in size to the volume …

Gasoline Prices Hit Eight-Month Low
August 24, 2010 – 11:21 am | No Comment

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 in the biofuels component of …

Local View: Consider Complete Costs of Waging War for Imported Oil
August 24, 2010 – 11:18 am | No Comment

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 — if we don’t factor in …

Wide Use of Corn-Based Ethanol Fuel Not Choice for China: Experts
August 24, 2010 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(People’s Daily Online)  Agricultural experts said Saturday it was too early for China to adopt corn-based ethanol fuel to feed automobiles, given the expensive production costs and the country’s large population.
Li Xinhua, a professor at …

Finland Moves to Build the World’s First ‘Green’ Highway
August 24, 2010 – 10:58 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  Finland wants to build the world’s first “green highway”, with service stations offering charging points for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels, the project manager said Thursday.
“The aim is to create the …

African Case Study: Palm Oil and Economic Development in Nigeria and Ghana; Recommendations for the World Bank’s 2010 Palm Oil Strategy
August 24, 2010 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Thompson Ayodele (Initiative for Public Policy Analysis)  Forward by  Dr. Matthew O. Eshalomi:  Growth and prosperity of an economy are central to the longterm reduction in poverty for both economic and environmental sustainability. Palm oil …

Brazilian Biofuels Run into EU Obstacles
August 24, 2010 – 10:32 am | No Comment

by Yans Felippe Geckler (IPS News)  Brazil has begun a counterattack on the European Union’s measures for certifying crop-based fuels, which could lead to import barriers for this energy source coming from the South American …

Atlanta Firm Launches Cellulosic Ethanol Project in Michigan
August 24, 2010 – 9:29 am | No Comment

by James Cartledge (  Atlanta company American Process Incorporated has started work on a waste-to-ethanol biorefinery at Alpena, Michigan.  The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site last week, attended by Michigan Governor Jennifer M …

Petrobras America and KL Energy Sign Joint Development Agreement to Optimize Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Production From Sugarcane Bagasse
August 24, 2010 – 9:05 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  KL Energy Corporation is pleased to announce that Petrobras, through Petrobras America, has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with KL Energy Corporation (“KLE”), to jointly optimize KLE’s proprietary cellulosic ethanol process technology for …

The Culturing Revolution: LanzaTech Extends to Chemicals as Year of SynthBio Gains Pace
August 24, 2010 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech announced that it has produced 2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BD), a key building block used to make polymers, plastics and hydrocarbon fuels, using the company’s waste steel gas fermentation technology.
LanzaTech is a …

Life Technologies and SG Biofuels Complete Sequence of Jatropha Genome
August 24, 2010 – 8:37 am | No Comment

(SG Biofuels)  Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), a provider of innovative life science solutions and SG Biofuels, Inc., a bioenergy crop company, announced they have completed sequencing the Jatropha curcas genome to 100x coverage, using the …

The Future of Biodiesel in Europe September 27-28 Brussels, Belgium
August 24, 2010 – 8:06 am | No Comment
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 your voice heard in an open dialogue roundtable which will feature participants from industry, regulators, …

A European Perspective on Algal Biofuel Scaleup
August 24, 2010 – 7:57 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  An article by Rene H. Wijffels and Maria J. Barbosa, of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, published in the current edition of Science Journal, details the challenges and opportunities of algal biofuel …

2nd Palm Oil Summit: Sustainable Yields, The Way Forward December 9-10 Bali, Indonesia
August 24, 2010 – 7:32 am | No Comment
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 from food, industrial, personal care products to energy. It now contributes over US$ 10 billion …

Clean Diesel 10 – National Clean Diesel Campaign Conference October 19-20 Washington, DC
August 23, 2010 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
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 Defense Fund, the Manufacturers of Emissions Controls Association, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies, …

16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) September 27-30 Detroit, MI
August 23, 2010 – 12:59 pm | No Comment
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 public exchange of state-of-the-art advanced combustion engine research and development (R&D).
DEER brings together professionals in …

Biodiesel Policies and Mandates: What’s Really Involved? September 16 Free Webinar
August 23, 2010 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
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 as a means of reducing U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.  As the first state to …

The Green Behind Green Crude
August 23, 2010 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

By Jennifer McEntee  (The Voice of San Diego)   Investors are a tough crowd to cultivate. Yet in the pond that is the biotechnology market, one product seems to be rising to the top like the green …

Blender Pump Opens in ND
August 23, 2010 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Kautz (DomesticFuel)  Grand Forks, North Dakota is now offering flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) owners the choice at the pump. The Valley Dairy station at 2401 S. Columbia Road is offering the ethanol blends …

Kettering University to Debut Biofuel Pickup Truck Tied to Swedish Biogas Plant in Flint
August 23, 2010 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Beata Mostafavi (Flint Journal)  The white Chevy Silverado in Kettering University’s parking lot could be a symbol of a future Flint — one where cars, trucks and buses run on biofuel produced in the city.
It …

14.4 Mgy Iranian Ethanol Project Advances
August 23, 2010 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iran, reports that Iran Ethanol is underway with construction at its 14.4 Mgy ethanol plant in Khuzestan province, which could be used as a big potential source of …

Genera Energy and Alcoa Partner to Grow Switchgrass in Blount County; Planting has significant environmental benefit
August 23, 2010 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Genera Energy) Land owned by Alcoa Inc, Tennessee Operations, is now being used to grow a popular perennial grass known for producing cellulosic ethanol.
Approximately 238 acres of switchgrass have been planted on property that Alcoa …

Joule Unlimited: ‘Fuel from Thin Air’ Comes Closer, Clearer
August 23, 2010 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, the secretive Joule Unlimited (then known as Joule Biotechnologies) emerged late last year from “stealth mode” with the startling announcement that their technology could produce up to 15,000 gallons …

Third and Fourth Generation Biofuels: Technologies, Markets and Economics Through 2015
August 23, 2010 – 10:12 am | No Comment

(GTM Research)  …In this report, we focus on “third-generation” algae biofuels and “fourth-generation” biofuels that are either created using petroleum-like hydroprocessing, advanced bio-chemistry, or revolutionary processes like Joule’s “solar-to-fuel” method that defies any other category …

Robert Vitale Reinvents the Paddlewheel
August 23, 2010 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Tamra Fakhoorian  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Reinventing the wheel is usually frowned upon, but in the case of the Waterwheel Factory’s development of high-tech paddlewheels for open pond raceways, it is paying off nicely in terms …

Drayson Racing Sweeps ALMS Weekend at Road America
August 23, 2010 – 8:58 am | No Comment

Drayson Racing swept every major accolade for this weekend’s American Le Mans Series event at Road America. From being quickest in every practice, earning the pole position in resounding style, posting the quickest race lap, …

Man Develops Machine That Turns Plastic Into Oil
August 23, 2010 – 8:15 am | No Comment

Akinori Ito of the Blest corporation in Japan had a simple idea. The premise was take plastic which is made from oil and turn it back in to oil. The following short explains the process …

Roundup Ready Sugar Beet Issue Remanded to APHIS
August 20, 2010 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Sandra Hansen (Star-Herald)  According to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, the current crop of Roundup Ready sugar beets may be harvested and processed. Judge Jeffrey White on Friday, Aug. 13, denied …

Researchers: Diverse Feedstocks Key to Sustainable, Successful Biofuels Industry
August 20, 2010 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Ag Professional)  …Concerns about net energy and greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to its effect on food and feed pricing are driving researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois and at …

10 of Cargill’s Next-Gen Biofuel Bets
August 20, 2010 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fehrenbacher  (Earth2Tech/Reuters)  …Cargill is one of the larger producers of ethanol and biodiesel in the U.S. and has corn ethanol production plants in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, as well as biofuel assets in …

Company to Demonstrate Ethanol Extraction in Woodbine
August 20, 2010 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Ben Leach  (Press of Atlantic City)  A multimillion-dollar ethanol plant is planned for a former landfill site, but members of the community can get a sneak peak of the technology in action next week.
Garden State …

Some Question E85’s Staying Power
August 20, 2010 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Norman Cox  (The Indy Channel)  Five years ago, it was being promoted as a partial solution to the imported oil problem and a great opportunity for Indiana farmers, but E85 fuel hasn’t taken off …

Here Comes the Air-Hybrid Engine
August 20, 2010 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)  Scuderi Engine says it can improve efficiency—and likely car mileage—with a new type of engine.
…While electric cars grab all of the headlines, efficient combustion engines may actually well play a larger …

Scientist IDs Genes that Promise to Make Biofuel Production More Efficient, Economical
August 20, 2010 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert)  A University of Illinois metabolic engineer has taken the first step toward the more efficient and economical production of biofuels by developing a strain of yeast with increased alcohol tolerance.
Biofuels are produced through microbial fermentation …

Deadline Set for Logan Cleanup / Biofuel May Be Answer to Sewage Lagoon Algae Woes
August 20, 2010 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Standard-Examiner)    Utah environmental regulators have set a seven-year deadline for Logan officials to cut the amount of phosphorus in sewage lagoons west of the city.
Water from the lagoons discharges into Cutler Reservoir.
Phosphorous fuels algae blooms that …

Florida Ethanol Plant Gets Boost from New Jersey Solar Firm
August 20, 2010 – 3:57 pm | 3 Comments

(Get  In many ways, it’s a match made in renewable energy heaven. A South Lake County, Florida garbage-to-ethanol plant will soon begin installing a massive solar installation with the aid of Edison, New Jersey …

10 Top Solar Biofuels Projects
August 20, 2010 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Aside from the general observation that nearly all energy systems ultimately are based on today’s or yesterday’s solar energy (only geothermal and nuclear power are distinct exceptions), a new generation …

Shaping Texas’ Fuel Ethanol Policy September 10 Austin, TX
August 20, 2010 – 1:34 pm | No Comment
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 be produced?  Used?
Will Texans be producing a range of ethanol/gasoline blends from blender pumps?
How can Texas take …

Another Brick in the (Blend) Wall: Key Thresholds and Barriers for Biofuels
August 20, 2010 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But even were the US EPA to approve E15 ethanol blending, there are some other significant walls and thresholds to keep in mind.
Here are the Digest’s Top 10.
1. The $60 …

Biomass South 2010 October 14-15 Memphis, TN
August 20, 2010 – 1:05 pm | No Comment
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 Holiday Inn Conference Center and the FedEx Institute of Technology where over 300 attendees are …

Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Global Climate Change
August 20, 2010 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, F. Alayne Street-Perrott, Johannes Lehmann & Stephen Joseph    (Nature Communications)  Production of biochar (the carbon (C)-rich solid formed by pyrolysis of biomass) and its storage in soils have been suggested …

Whisky By-Products Used to Produce Biofuel to Power Cars
August 20, 2010 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

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

Edinburgh Napier University has filed a patent for the product, which …

Candidate for Ag Commissioner Talks Biofuels
August 20, 2010 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Bob Thaxton (The Gazette-Enterprise)  Hank Gilbert, the Democrats’ nominee for Texas agriculture commissioner, discussed his proposed biofuels policy here Thursday during the next-to-last stop on a 13-city tour around the state.
…“Texas has the potential …

POET, Farmers Kick Off Commercial Biomass Harvest for Project LIBERTY Cellulosic Ethanol
August 20, 2010 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(POET) Construction underway on storage area for biomass bales in Emmetsburg, Iowa
 Farmers and POET today celebrated the upcoming collection and delivery of 56,000 tons of baled corn cobs and light stover in the first commercial harvest …

METRO Applauds Mayor Bloomberg for Signing NYC Biodiesel Heating Oil Legislation into Law
August 20, 2010 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  METRO Terminals, which is currently building one of the country’s largest biodiesel processing facilities adjacent to its biofuels and petroleum terminal in Brooklyn, expressed great excitement after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Intro 194-A into law …

Readout from Sino-U.S. Advanced Biofuels Forum
August 20, 2010 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

By Chanda Beckman & Kirsten Rasmussen (USDA Foreign Agriculture Information Service)  On May 27, 2010, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted the fist Sino-U.S. …

Tata Motors Eyes Tie-Ups in World Tour
August 20, 2010 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(The Financial Express)  …Asked about plans to take the Nano global, Telang said many of the emerging markets have a similar requirement as that of India. “In the SAARC countries, the expectations of vehicles are …

Journal of Industrial Ecology Gathers Corn Ethanol Debate Articles
August 20, 2010 – 11:39 am | No Comment

edited by Reid Lifset (Journal of Industrial Ecology)   Includes Corn Ethanol Articles Related to Debate over Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corn-Ethanol
The Journal of Industrial Ecology is pleased to make the following articles on the greenhouse gas …

Air Resources Board Is Clinging to Old Science
August 19, 2010 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Joe Irvin (Capitol Weekly)  This week, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) convened a group of experts to discuss issues related to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) that was approved last year. The …

Algae Fuel Effort Grows: Tulsa University Students Researching Alternatives
August 19, 2010 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Rod Walton   (Tulsa World)  …”I got into it because of the potential with algae,” said Geoffrey Price, professor, department chairman and part of the research team. “It’s because they take in sunlight more efficiently …

Ag Secretary Candidate Thicke Promotes ‘New Vision’
August 19, 2010 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  Francis Thicke of Fairfield, the Democratic candidate for Iowa agriculture secretary, used his State Fair Soapbox speech Wednesday to call for a “new vision” for Iowa agriculture based on …

Corn Growers Stress Ethanol Efficiency Gains
August 19, 2010 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  …Dr. Steffen Mueller, Principal Research Economist for the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, did two presentations at the CUTC, both related to the increasing efficiency of …

BIRD Foundation Announces $4.2 Million Investments in Cooperative Clean Energy Projects
August 19, 2010 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Awards Were Approved for Joint Development Projects Between the United States and Israel in the Areas Of Biofuels, Wind Energy, Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency
The BIRD Foundation will invest $4.2M in five clean energy …

Camelina Meal Now Available for Use in Laying Hens
August 19, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  The North American Camelina Trade Association (NACTA) today announced the achievement of yet another milestone in its efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for growers. The industry received a letter of no …

On Land, Air and Sea, a Retrofit Mission
August 18, 2010 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Todd Woody  (New York Times)  
Want to stimulate demand for renewable energy? Send in the Marines.
That was Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’s message when he outlined plans to slash the Navy and Marine Corps’ dependence on …

Marines Look to Biofuels for Energy
August 18, 2010 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Laura Oleniacz  (ENC Today)  The commanding general in charge of many of the Marines Corps’ installations on the East Coast said that locally produced biofuels could help the Marines meet the “considerable” renewable energy goals …

Smart Plugs Fuels Innovation with Ethanol-Based Generator
August 18, 2010 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by By Ralph Bartholdt (Bonner County Daily Bee)  …Endorsed by California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, the E-FUEL MicroFueler like the one sitting in Mark Cherry’s shop near the Sandpoint airport is the first home ethanol refinery and …

Butter Holds the Secret to the Latest Biodiesel Fuel
August 18, 2010 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Kenneth Chang (New York Times)  “It was something we wanted to show could be done,” said Michael J. Haas, a research biochemist at the United States Department of Agriculture.
“It’s quirky,” he acknowledged of the dairy-to-diesel …

Sewage-Powered Volkswagen Beetle Relies on Six ‘Movements’ per Mile
August 18, 2010 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Transport Association)   A car unveiled this week by Wessex Water that runs on methane gas generated from fermented human waste may have a performance comparable with a petrol-powered vehicle, but range may prove a …

Sudan Secures Funds for New Sugar Factory
August 18, 2010 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Opheera McDoom (Reuters)  Sudan has secured funding for a new 140,000 tonne sugar factory which will also produce 30 million litres of ethanol by November 2014, in the latest step to gear the African nation’s …

Range Fuels Produces Cellulosic Methanol From First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuels Plant
August 18, 2010 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  Range Fuels’ Commercial Cellulosic Biofuels Plant near Soperton, Georgia Produces Cellulosic Methanol from Non-Food Biomass
Range Fuels, Inc., a company focused on commercially producing low-carbon biofuels and clean renewable power, today announced that it has …

The Blue Phoenix: BlueFire Ethanol Repositions as BlueFire Renewables
August 18, 2010 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Digest took the opportunity to visit with BlueFire’s CEO Arnold Klann, who has been working in the cellulosic biofuels space for more than a decade, and continues to be …

Ethanol at Boom/Bust Crossroads
August 17, 2010 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Elton Robinson (Southeast Farm Press)  …It’s not what President Barack Obama has been saying in recent speeches that worried several market analysts speaking at the Brock Decision 2010 Seminar in Memphis. It’s what he …

New Mexico Algae Project Receives Funding
August 17, 2010 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)   New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recently announced that $200,000 in Recovery Act funding has been awarded to New Mexico State University. A portion of that funding will go to the …

Ethanol Generated from Seaweed
August 17, 2010 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(The Japan Times)   Scientists from Tohoku University and Tohoku Electric Power Co. have developed a technology to efficiently generate ethanol from seaweed such as sea tangle and sea grape, group members said Saturday. 
The technology uses natural …

U.S. Army Investigates Salt Lake Biofuel Crop
August 17, 2010 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

by Jeremiah Stettler   (Salt Lake Tribune)   The prickly leafed crop is hardly inviting — it is like a weed sprouting atop 20 acres of parched government land near Salt Lake City International Airport.
And yet, the safflower …

A Better Ethanol Policy
August 17, 2010 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

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

Scrap the VEETC (since there is a mandate already and it expires at the end of 2010).
Maintain …

The Land Rush Doesn’t Have to End in a Poor Deal for Africans
August 17, 2010 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Katie Allen (The Guardian)  It is not too late for equitable partnerships to flourish between foreign investors and local communities
…Sadly for anyone who happens to live on that farmland there are countless examples of …

Holst Biofuels Offers Promising Innovations, Savings for Agriculture
August 17, 2010 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Rudy Kemppainen  (Hancock County Journal-Pilot)  …Holst Biofuels, which is an offshoot to its main farming operation, has proved to be a particularly valuable adjunct to the total profit picture, one which can likely be adapted …

Wildcatters: The New IPO fever…Who’s Next?
August 17, 2010 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …There has been, unsurprisingly, a ton of chatter about the sector, which escalated significantly last week with the PetroAlgae and Gevo announcements.
…The IPO is generally a liquidity event, providing lucrative …

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Rebrands as BlueFire Renewables, Inc.
August 17, 2010 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(Blue Fire Renewables)  Name Change Designed to Better Reflect Its Fuel and Energy Production Capabilities
BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc., a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels from non-food …

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Why a Tire Company Sponsors the Green Racing Trophy—A Look Backward and Forward
August 17, 2010 – 6:49 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) You’d have a pretty dangerous drinking game if you downed a shot every time a car racing announcer said “a slight air pressure adjustment” or if you liberated a …

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: G-Oil’s Perspective on Green Racing
August 16, 2010 – 4:04 pm | No Comment


Green Earth Team Gunner ALMS prototype challenge. photo: J.Ivancic

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If there is any doubt that the Green Earth Technologies (G-Oil) Gunnar Racing Team stands for green racing, then you aren’t …

Is There a Road Ahead for Cellulosic Ethanol?
August 16, 2010 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Much of the optimism surrounding cellulosic ethanol has faded because of the ongoing economic slump, a plentiful supply of ethanol made from corn, and uncertainty among policymakers. Numerous companies …

Challenges in Scaling Up Biofuels Infrastructure
August 16, 2010 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Tom Richard (Pennsylvania State University/Science)  Rapid growth in demand for lignocellulosic bioenergy will require major changes in supply chain infrastructure. Even with densification and preprocessing, transport volumes by mid-century are likely to exceed the …

Industrial Production Algal Biodiesel Feasible within a Half Decade
August 16, 2010 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen University/Science Daily)   Within 10 to 15 years, it will be technically possible to produce sustainable and economically viable biodiesel from micro-algae on a large scale. Technological innovations during this period should extend the scale of …

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Innovative Fuels; or Getting the Right Fuel in the Right Tank
August 16, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)     The classic 2010 Mid-Ohio American Le Mans race was this year’s showcase of biofuel innovation with Dyson Racing winning the prototype class using isobiobutanol; and the E85-powered Risi Ferrari taking the checkered …

Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy
August 16, 2010 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by David Fridley (Post Carbon Institute) excerpt:  Unlike conventional fossil fuels, where nature provided energy over millions of years to convert biomass into energy-dense solids, liquids, and gases–requiring only extraction and transportation technolgy for us …

Natural Oil Discovered in “Diesel Tree”
August 16, 2010 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Carol Christian (Fort McMurray Today) …John Mitchell, general manager of Bedford Biofuels, explained the company has 160,000 hectares of prime development land for jatropha cultivation in the eastern coastal region of Kenya with 200,000 …

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program Stakeholder Announcement
August 16, 2010 – 9:08 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  On March 12, 2010, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) published a notice in the Federal Register for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program seeking requests from eligible advanced biofuel producers for …

Algae – Will Bulls or Bears rule?
August 16, 2010 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …A significant number of voices in the community continue to caution that algal biofuels are 10 years away, or likely to arrive at commercial scale only in the waning years …

New York County Welcomes Sunoco’s Foray into Biofuels
August 16, 2010 – 8:11 am | No Comment

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

Last month, the Philadelphia refiner began distilling corn ethanol at a massive converted brewery just outside the Fulton …

HPD Highcroft, Flying Lizard Prosche Claim MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge Honors at Mid-Ohio
August 15, 2010 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(Michelin)  Repeat winners were the order of the day in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge at Mid Ohio.
Finishing second in the overall race by 0.506 seconds and taking their second MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge win of …

Opportunities and Barriers for International Bioenergy Trade
August 13, 2010 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Martin Junginger, Jinke van Dam, Simonetta Zarrilli, Fatin Ali Mohamed, Didier Marchal, and Andre Faaij  (IEA Bioenergy)  Task 40 under the IEA Bioenergy Agreement entitled: ‘Sustainable International Bioenergy trade; securing supply and demand’, started in 2004 and …

APOV: A Strong Case for Ethanol
August 13, 2010 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by John M. Sawyer and Michael C. Sawyer  (The Daily News)  …Corn ethanol is not responsible for destruction of forest land. Total U.S. crop acres are actually declining, total U.S. land devoted to crops will …

Wide Range of Plants Offer Cellulosic Biofuel Potential, Ecological Diversity
August 13, 2010 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

(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 it certainly doesn’t have to involve food and feed crops.
In a “Perspective” article in the …

Camelina Gaining Favor with Farmers for Biodiesel
August 13, 2010 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(AgWired)  Farmers in several regions of the U.S. are discovering a new potential cash crop – camelina. Camelina is beginning to find favor with both the biofuels industry as a strong potential feedstock for biodiesel, as …

The Summer of IPOs: Gevo Files $150M Initial Public Offering
August 13, 2010 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, biobutanol and renewable chemical developer Gevo, ranked #13 in the 2009-10 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” by Biofuels Digest readers and international selectors, filed its S-1 registration …

LakeMaster Building Algae-to-Biofuel System
August 13, 2010 – 8:41 am | No Comment

by Joseph Holroyd  (Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, a clean energy technology company headquartered in Rochester, New York, is engaged in the development and commercialization of a proprietary algal to biofuel system that captures carbon dioxide. …

Biorefinery a Step Closer
August 12, 2010 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by  Bob Boughner  (Chatham Daily News)  A proposed $38-million Chatham facility designed to prove corn cobs can be used to produce ethanol fuel received $4 million Wednesday from the province.
The (Ontario) government is supporting the development of …

Update Ethanol Subsidies to Pressure OPEC
August 12, 2010 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

by John D. Graham (Lexington Herald-Leader/McClatchy-Tribune) Editorial …Due to large swings in oil prices, which are partly manipulated by OPEC, a domestic ethanol industry wouldn’t survive without government support. Countries with strong ethanol industries such as …

Electric Aircraft Generates Buzz at Oshkosh Air Show
August 12, 2010 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jon Hilkevitch  (Chicago Tribune)  Imagine a hyper-efficient aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, although weighing much less. It would run quieter and cleaner than any other commercial plane ever made, requiring two-thirds less energy, …

The AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Brian Goodall
August 12, 2010 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)   … “I’ve always wanted to work on things that are really important, at least to the company where I’m working and, ideally, beyond that. I don’t mind how big the …