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Cellulosic E85 Standard for First Time at Petit Le Mans

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Breaking News!  For the first time in any race at any venue in any country, all the entries using E85 are powered by cellulosic E85. It is

September 30, 2010 Read Full Article

EUR 6.1 mln Project to Farm Algae for Biofuels

(FIS)  Scientists are proposing the creation of methane gas from algae grown in great offshore farms to power adapted vehicles. A new GBP 5 million (EUR 6.1 million) UK and Irish

September 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Purdue Receives Nearly $1.6 Million for Biofuels Crop Research

(AgriMarketing/Purdue)  Purdue University is receiving $1.59 million in federal funding for a project to conduct a sustainability assessment of energy crops for biofuels. The funding is part of a $16.5

September 30, 2010 Read Full Article

ALMS: Inside The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

by Marshall Pruett  (SpeedTV)  It doesn’t use a battery. It draws technology from F1. It handles like an AWD car. And with an extra 160hp on tap, it simply flies.

September 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Cleantech Stimulus Still Not Stimulating

by David Gold (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)   …While stimulus supporters and the press love to focus on the selection of award winners for grants and loans, funds appropriated but sitting in the U.S.

September 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Verenium Launches DELTAZYM(R) GA L-E5 Enzyme for Fuel Ethanol Production

(Verenium)   Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance industrial enzyme solutions, today announced that it will now market and sell DELTAZYM(R) GA L-E5, a high performance enzyme

September 29, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Agencies in California to Hold Twelve Public Meetings on Biofuels

(USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)   Public comments sought on how USDA agencies can assist California’s biofuel’s industry  California’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Maryland Clean Energy Summit October 27-29, 2011 Baltimore, MD

  Maryland Clean Energy Summit October 27-29, 2011 Baltimore, MD

This conference brings thought leaders from industry, academia and government together to focus on the job creation and business development opportunities inherent in addressing the climate change challenge. Looking to

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

William & Mary Receives $500,000 for Biofuel Study

(TAPPI)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Washington, D.C., USA, has awarded the College of William & Mary, WIlliansburg, Va., $500,000 to study various aspects of using wild aquatic algae as

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Dutch Researchers Use Modified Pyrolysis Technique to Produce Bio-oil

(TAPPI)  Researchers at the University of Technology in Twente, the Netherlands, have reportedly developed a new technique that enables large-scale production of biofuels without adverse effects on food supplies. According

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

TAPPI PEERS October 17-20 Norfolk, VA

  TAPPI PEERS October 17-20 Norfolk, VA

Biorefinery Program at TAPPI PEERS Covers Spectrum of Latest Developments A full Biorefinery Program at the TAPPI 2010 PEERS Conference, October 17 -20 in Norfolk, Va., USA, explores new and emerging

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Colorado State University Study: Turning Algae Into Fuel Is Ecofriendly

(CBS4Denver.com/AP)  A Colorado State University study says turning algae into a biofuel is more environmentally friendly than the process for petroleum diesel or soy biodiesel. The study based its conclusion

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA: US Ethanol Production More Efficient than Ever

John Davis (DomesticFuel.com) …In an interview with USDA radio, Harry Baumes, Director of USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses says a new study shows that we’re getting more energy

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Aviation Week & Space Technology Explores Future of Green Aviation

(Aviation Week)  Special report includes latest innovations in biofuels, laminar flow, and electric propulsion Much progress has been made in recent years in the development of biofuels made from microalgae, animal

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Drayson LMP1 Green Racing Message Celebrated at Petit Le Mans

(Drayson Racing)  One year ago, Drayson Racing debuted theNo.8 Drayson Racing Lola Coupé with Judd Power in the Le Mans Prototype One (LMP1) class of the Petit Le Mans. The

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Genome of Chlorella Microalgae Decoded

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The analysis of the complete genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production, has been completed by the Laboratoire Information Génomique et Structurale of CNRS. The

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Farmers Urge States to Implement Sustainable Biofuel Criteria

by Dafydd ab Iago (EuroPolitics)  The European organisation of farmers’ associations Copa-Cogeca warned, on 24 September, that schemes to verify the sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids may not be

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels: a New Methodology to Estimate GHG Emissions Due to Global Land Use Change

by Roland Hiederer, Fabien Ramos, et al. (European Commission Joint Research Centre)  This study implements a new methodology developed by the JRC IES and IE for estimating changes in greenhouse gas

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Sekab Trials Corn Waste Ethanol Production

(Argus Media)  Swedish ethanol producer Sekab and Swedish technology specialist Taurus Energy will next month begin trialling the production of ethanol from corn waste.  The trials will take place at Sekab’s

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Mumias to Start Production of Ethanol Next Year, Says Kidero

by Joseph Bonyo   (Daily Nation)  …The plant that is expected to produce about 22 million litres of ethanol a year will be the latest addition to the firm’s portfolio. According

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Helps to Launch Science and Engineering Festival

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development, Paul Anastas, joins other science leaders to kick off the USA Science

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels Summit 2010 November 15-18 Washington, DC

  Cellulosic Biofuels Summit 2010 November 15-18 Washington, DC

The 5th Annual Premier Cellulosic Biofuels Industry-Building Event Three Exceptional Meetings Dedicated to Finance & Investment Opportunities, Policy & Regulatory Solutions, Scaling Up to the Biorefineries of the Future and

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Midwest Biodiesel to rehire workers thanks to $300,000 loan

by Kelsey Volkmann (St. Louis Business Journal)  Midwest Biodiesel Products LLC, the only biodiesel refiner in the St. Louis area, plans to use a $300,000 loan from the St. Louis

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Journal of Peasant Studies Publishes Perspectives on New Agrarian Relations Related to Biofuels

(Journal of Peasant Studies)   In this collection we ask a number of questions emerging out of the new agrarian political economy created by the ‘biofuel complex’. Together the papers offer

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Deal Reached on Malaysian Ensyn Biofuel Plant

by Bert Hill  (Ottawa Citizen)  Construction will start this year on a biofuel plant in Malaysia that uses the technology of Ensyn Technologies, an Ottawa company. A Malaysian government agency has

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Green Star Signs Contract to Fabricate Biodiesel Plant for Processing Algae Oil

(Green Star Products)  Green Star Products, Inc., announced it has signed a contract to build a biodiesel facility. This is the first of several contracts in conjunction with an ambitious Algae-to-Biodiesel

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Southeast Missouri St. Official Says Sorghum May Replace Corn as Preferred Crop for Ethanol

(AP/KSPR)  …Wesley Mueller, Southeast professor of agriculture, said sorghum grown at the university farm in the future could produce 500 gallons of ethanol per acre. These figures rapidly outpace corn,

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Corvallis Ethanol Producer Optimistic

by Nathalie Weinstein (Daily Journal of Commerce: Oregon)   Large basins of fermented sugars are brewing at Trillium FiberFuels in Corvallis. But this brew isn’t beer; it’s cellulosic ethanol, a promising biofuel

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Montana Senators Push Military Option on Biofuels

by James Cartledge  (BrighterEnergy.org)  As the Senate debated and ultimately failed to pass reforms in the military this week, two Senators from Montana introduced legislation to boost markets for biofuel. Sens.

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Cunning Capitalists Go Blazing Into Biofuels

by Hilary Kramer  (Forbes)  …One Renaissance man in the thick of the green chemical and biofuel revolution is David Milroy. I knew Australian-born Milroy from his days as the trailblazer

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Ohio to Offer $8M in Subsidies for Ethanol, Biodiesel

(Dayton Business Journal)  Ohio is preparing to dole out $8 million to boost manufacturers by subsidizing ethanol and biodiesel refining equipment purchases. …Under the Advancing Biofuels Beyond the Basics program,

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Hot Technologies, RFS Power US Biodiesel Revival

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …With the collapse in markets, rising prices and the evaporation of the tax credits, condition were ripe for the end of biodiesel 1.0. By early

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

United States Joins Alliance to Promote Clean Cooking in Developing Countries

By Arpita Bhattacharyya, Andrew Light (Center for American Progress)  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday an impressive collaboration at the Clinton Global Initiative that brings together U.S. agencies and

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

BlueFire Renewables Signs 15 Year Feedstock Supply Contract for Fulton, MS Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

(PRNewsWire)  BlueFire Renewables, Inc., a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels from non-food cellulosic wastes, announced a contract with Cooper Marine

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Phyco BioSciences and CBE to Develop Algae in China

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Phyco BioSciences, Inc., has announced an agreement with Hong Kong based China Biological Engineering, Limited to develop two projects in the Peoples Republic of China beginning this Fall.

September 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Searching in the Microbial World for Efficient Ways to Produce Biofuel

by Dennis O’Brien (USDA/ARS)   With the help of genetic materials from a cow’s rumen, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are developing new ways to break down plant fibers for conversion

September 24, 2010 Read Full Article

California Bioenergy Bill Killed

by Anna Austin (Biomass Magazine)  A bill (AB 222) that would have expedited the introduction of new conversion technologies to produce green power and advanced biofuels from solid waste materials

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Deficit Hawks Not Talking Turkey About Ethanol

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  A Bloomberg story today warned that deficit hawks in Congress – and potentially those that might be elected this fall – are targeting ethanol

September 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Swedish Biofuels Do Have Major Benefits for the Climate

(Alpha Galileo)  For the first time, researchers have taken an overall look at Swedish biofuels and analysed what impact they have on the environment, both in relation to one another and

September 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Dutch flowers Grown with Carbon Dioxide from Bioethanol plant in Rotterdam

(IBTimes/Green Energy UK)   More and more of the millions of flowers grown in Dutch greenhouses each year are receiving carbon dioxide from carbon capture and storage systems. As the leading

September 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Oxford Resource Partners, LP and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. Announce a Miscanthus Biomass Pilot Project in Ohio

(Oxford Resource Partners)   Opportunity to Convert Reclaimed Mine Lands for Renewable Energy Oxford Resource Partners, LP and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. announced their collaborative agreement to develop a pilot project to produce Mendel’s

September 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Waste-Based Microbial Oil set to Become a Raw Material for Renewable Diesel

(Neste Oil Corporation)  Neste Oil has applied for patents to cover technology developed to produce microbial oil from waste and residues with the help of various yeasts and molds for use

September 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Making an Impact on and off Track with Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

(American Le Mans Series)   Porsche and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón were guests Tuesday of the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as

September 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Shows Promise

By Kerri Ebert (Midwest Producer)  …Kansas State University agricultural economist David Lambert has been developing economic models focusing on how development of the cellulosic ethanol industry could help meet EISA

September 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Camelina: Potential Biofuels Crop in Western Nebraska

by IANR News Service   (North Platte Bulletin)  …Camelina is a yellow-flowering oilseed crop that grows one to three feet tall. It has some advantages as an industrial oil crop, said

September 23, 2010 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  If moving genes around on a chromosome is your idea of a good time, meet Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the San Diego Center

September 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Leillani Returns to Racing:New Partnership Brings Together Racing, Veterans for Clean Energy

(Operation Free)  Stock car racing fans at Kansas Speedway on September 30 will receive an unusual message from one of the cars speeding around the track: America needs to compete

September 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Chemicals East Conference Review—Reason for Optimism

by Kyle Sherry  (Advanced Biofuels USA)     The Bio-Based Chemicals East conference brought together members of the emerging biochemicals industry—world-class scientists, global agribusiness and chemical industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and governmental representatives—to

September 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA Report Shows Improving Corn-Ethanol Energy Efficiency

(US Department of Agriculture)  Harry Baumes, Acting Director of USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, says a report that surveyed corn growers in 2005 and ethanol plants in 2008

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Fueling a New Market

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A mid-Atlantic company may have developed a solution for two of ethanol producers’ main problems: natural gas usage and how to increase demand for

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

MemfoACT Carbon Membrane Helps to Convert Low-Grade Biogas into Biofuel

(AZo Materials)  MemfoACT, a spin-off from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), has secured NOK 25 million to turn its award-winning membrane technology into a commercial product. Based

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

The Biorefinery Project of the Future: A 10-Part Series

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We have spoken to farmers, local business owners, environmentalists, community development officials, engine developers, scientists, policy makers, producers, investors, lenders, blenders, wholesalers, retailers, and end users.

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Hoover Eyed for Site to Grow Algae for Biofuel

by Val Walton (The Birmingham News)  Hoover Mayor Tony Petelos wrote a letter of support last week for the SouthEast Region Algae Consortium (SERAC) — a group of scientists, engineers and

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Progress for Abengoa’s Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Project

by James Cartledge  (BrighterEnergy.org)  Abengoa Bioenergy has secured 60% of the feedstocks it needs for its hybrid ethanol facility being developed in Hugoton, Kansas. …The Hugoton facility is set to

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Students Learn FFV Conversion Process

by Michelle Kautz (DomesticFuel)  Students at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) are studying the flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) conversion process. As first reported on KMIT.com, by using FlexFuel U.S.’s

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

2010 Fuel Scorecard Released

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel) The Truman National Security Project has released its 2010 Fuel Scorecard and ethanol scores near the top of the list as viable fuel options for the future. Based

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Green race: Algae-to-Biofuel Firm Announces Breakthroughs

by Steve Clark (The Brownsville Herald)  Photon8 Inc., Brad Bartilson’s Brownsville-based startup company, has managed to plow through some sticky issues in its quest for commercially feasible algae-to-biofuel production and is

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Improved Labs Energize Biomass Research

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)   When you’ve lived in the same “home” for more than 20 years, a time comes when you need to upgrade your furnishings to keep current and

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Central America Working towards Standardised Biofuel Evaluation Criteria

(Eco Periodicals)  During a recent meeting in San Salvador, member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) weighed up the possibility of standardising criteria for assessing the quality of biofuels

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

E-Fuel Introduces MicroFusion™ Reactor

(PRNewsWire)  Disruptive technology makes possible to process all organic biomass into ethanol fuel. E-Fuel is pleased to announce its latest innovation, the E-Fuel MicroFusion Reactor, a disruptive technology which empowers

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Hostile Takeover: What Happens to Biofuels if Republicans Take Congress?

Interview of BIO’s Brent Erickson by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …BE: I have been a little bit disappointed in the

September 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

The Valley of Death: Why Energy Is Not Like IT

by Stephen Lacey (RenewableEnergyWorld)  We often wonder when the next Google of clean energy will materialize. When will the lone

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Could Be Cleared For Aircraft Use

by Graham Warwick (AviationWeek)  In just five years, the aviation industry’s decades-long reliance on petroleum-based fuels has been turned on its

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Holden Running with Ethanol

by John Parry (WeeklyTimesNow)  Buyers of Holden’s new Commodore will be able to run it on 85 per cent ethanol.   But

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Emissions Rules Could Hinder Ethanol

(Des Moines Register)  Biofuels producers don’t like to think of themselves as a cause of global warming, but that’s how

September 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Can Biofuels Beat Drugs Crops and Save Lives in Afghanistan?

by Dean Irvine (CNN)  …Wayne Arden, who has a background in technology and finance, and John Fox whose career has

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Where There’s Bugs, There’s Brass: UK Firm Lands $500m Biofuel Contract

by Shanta Barley  (The Guardian)  TMO Renewables wins contract with US firm Fiberight using its ‘turbo-charged’ GM bacteria that convert

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

BlueFire Renewables Secures 15-Year Off-Take Agreement with Tenaska BioFuels for Mississippi Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

(PRNewswire)  Contract Is Among First of Its Kind in U.S. BlueFire Renewables, Inc., a company focused on changing the world’s

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Earth Summit October 19-26, 2011 Dalian, China

  Low Carbon Earth Summit October 19-26, 2011 Dalian, China

The Global Low Carbon Economic Wave has attracted attentions from almost all walks of life. Particularly, after the UNFCCC Copenhagen

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Algal Energy Scores $3 Million from DOE

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Renewable Algal Energy, LLC of Kingsport, Tennessee, has announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded

September 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Fuels Summit October 12-13 Vancouver, WA

  Biomass Fuels Summit October 12-13 Vancouver, WA

Two of our country’s biggest challenges are economic growth and energy independence. Both are solved through biofuels. Of the 36

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Airbus and British Airways Join Cranfield U. on Algae for Aviation Fuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Sustainable Use of Renewable Fuels (SURF) consortium, which brings together Airbus, British Airways, Rolls-Royce, Finnair, Gatwick Airport,

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

ISAAA Chief Said Biotech Crops Only Way out of Global Poverty, Food Crises

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Dr. Clive James, executive director of the International Service for the Acquisition of

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Hatcher Team Creates New Process to Boost Biofuel Production from Algae

(Old Dominion University)  …During the past five years, researchers at Old Dominion University have devised ways to cultivate and harvest

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

State Assists Laurel Ethanol Startup

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal)  The state of Nebraska on Thursday awarded a half million dollars in infrastructure funds to

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Three Fuel-Efficient Cars Win Automotive X Prize Competition

(Los Angeles Times)  …The Edison2 entry Very Light Car #98 from Virginia won $5 million in the mainstream class, running

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Airlines Chief Urges More Investment in Biofuels

(AFP)  The head of the world’s biggest airline association, IATA, berated the oil industry and governments on Friday for investing “peanuts”

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

More Choices
 at Fueling Stations?

by Marc Katz  (Dayton Daily News)  …“Ethanol is not the (total) answer,” said John DiMartini, Ethanol Marketing Manager of The

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Convergence of Agriculture and Energy: IV. Infrastructure Considerations for Biomass Harvest, Transportation, and Storage

 by Jerry Fruin (Chair), Mark D. Stowers, Kelly Tiller  (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology)  The sustainable collection of biomass

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

More Ethanol In Gasoline: ‘Minimal Risk’ To Old Cars, Study Says

by John Voelcker  (GreenCarReports.com)  We’ve written before about just how worried automakers are at proposals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Argentina Clean Energy Congress March 29-30 Buenos Aires, Argentina

  Argentina Clean Energy Congress March 29-30 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Our congress brings together global private and public sector leaders to discuss renewable energies with a select and private list of

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

America’s Energy Future: Emerging Technologies & Job Creation October 12 Houston, TX

  America’s Energy Future: Emerging Technologies & Job Creation October 12 Houston, TX

As the Energy Capital of the World, Houston is the leader in energy policy, ground-breaking energy technologies for oil and

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

With No New Permits in Indonesia, Sinar Mas to Enter Liberia

(Jakarta Globe/Bloomberg/Reuters/AFP) Singapore palm oil producer Golden Agri-Resources, part of Indonesia’s Sinar Mas Group, said on Friday that its subsidiary

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Big Oil and Biofuels Clash over UK’s 2020 Biofuels Target

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  There’s blast furnace heat but little light so far in the debate on the

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

The Amyris IPO: Will It Fly? Should It? The Risks and Rewards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Documents filed with the SEC confirm what many voices in the industry have been saying

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

RFA Disputes EPA’s Inclusion of Biogenic Carbon Emissions

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering equating biogenic carbon emissions with fossil fuel emissions under

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Neutrons Helping Researchers Unlock Secrets to Cheaper Ethanol

(Science Daily)  New insight into the structure of switchgrass and poplars is fueling discussions that could result in more efficient

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

First General Aviation Engine Powers Light Aircraft with Biofuel

by Natasha Odendaal (Engineering News)  Local general aviation company Adept Airmotive has developed the first general aviation engine that is able

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Cassava and the Future of Thailand’s Biofuel Industry

by David Lonardo & Benjamin Lazarus  (American World Services Corporation/Biofuels Digest)  …The country of Thailand, already one of the world’s

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Blairstown Ethanol Plant Gets $2.9 Million State Grant

by George Ford (SourceMedia Group News/Eastern Iowa Business)  The Iowa Power Fund Board awarded a $2.9 million grant to a cellulosic

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Glycos Biotechnologies Creates First Ever Metabolic Process for Synthesis of Biofuels and Biochemicals from Fatty Acids

(Glycos Biotechnologies)  Breakthrough Further Expands Industrial Biochemical Company’s Diversified Feedstock Platform Strategy Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio), an emerging biochemical company

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Classifying Biofuel Subsidies: Farm Bill and WTO Considerations

by Cindy O’Connor (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Report from a Washington DC, September 14, 2010 briefing sponsored by Food & Agricultural Trade

September 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels From Trash Could Replace Half of EU Gasoline by 2020, Study Says

by Alex Morales  (Bloomberg)  Biofuels made from plant waste and municipal trash rather than food crops could replace more than half

September 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Researchers: Develop Biofuels and Advanced Engines

by John Davis (DomesticFuel)   The next generation of biofuels must be developed in conjunction with advanced combustion engines, if there is to

September 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Statoil Invests In Ethanol-From-Seaweed Venture In California

by Angel Gonzalez  (Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal)  Norwegian oil major Statoil ASA (STO) has agreed to invest in a San Francisco Bay

September 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Easing Lignocellulosic Biofuel Production

(RenewableEnergyFocus.com)  Following the discovery of the genes of two enzymes that toughen plants, researchers aim to breed non-food crops that

September 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Hydrothermal Biofuels Research Pilot Plant Opens in Sydney

by Nicole Bleasdale (Biofuels Digest/AusBiotech)  …The last of five integrated biofuels facilities funded under the Commonwealth Government’s National Collaborative Research

September 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Russian Technologies to Build Biofuel Factory

(The Moscow Times)  Russian Technologies will begin construction of the country’s first biofuel factory next spring, the state corporation’s chief, Sergei

September 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Join the Navy and Free the World: A Special Report on Military Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Navy’s long term strategy is to supply 50% of its energy from renewables by

September 15, 2010 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Danny Kainer

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Training a workforce for the algae production industry is going to be a Catch 22

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

His Corporate Strategy: The Scientific Method

by Andrew Pollack  (New York Times) …Now Dr. Venter is turning from reading the genetic code to an even more

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

The Pros & Cons of Miscanthus

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  …The potential of miscanthus and switchgrass has been studied extensively by researchers Greg McIsaac, Mark B.

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Global Climate Change

by  By Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, et al.  (Nature Communications)  Production of biochar (the carbon (C)-rich solid formed by pyrolysis

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel and Bioenergy Production from Sugar Beets

The University of California-Davis is a recipient of a $10,000 EPA People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Phase I grant.

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Extraction of Sugars from Algae for Direct Conversion to Butanol

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is a recipient of a $10,000 EPA People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Phase

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

BioWinol Technologies: A Hybrid Green Process for Biofuel Production

Oklahoma State University is a recipient of a $10,000 EPA People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Phase I grant for

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Awards Grants for Students to Design Sustainable Technologies to Help Environment and Economy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded 55 grants to teams of college and university students across the country who

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Petrobras Signs $250 Million Contract for 20 Ethanol Barge Trains

(Platts) Brazil’s state-led oil company Petrobras said Friday that it chose a Brazilian shipyard to build a reais 432.3 million

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Flex Fuel US Can Sell to Fleets

by Michelle Kautz (DomesticFuel)  Flex Fuel U.S.®, a company dedicated to the development of future fuel solutions and alternative fuel conversion systems,

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Mendota Sugar Beets Could Be Used for Energy

by Robert Rodriquez (The Fresno Bee)  Mendota operation could employ about 100 people. …The proposed plant would use sugar beets

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

How to Ruin OPEC’s Birthday

by Gal Luft (Foreign Policy)  The Middle Eastern oil cartel celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. Here’s how to keep

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Global Fuels Receives Feasibility Study Grant

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Dexter, Mo.-based Global Fuels LLC recently received a $48,833 grant from the Missouri Department of Natural

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Biorefinery Town of Tomorrow

by Luke Geiver  (Biorefining Magazine)  The work of ThermoChem Recovery International has already changed the future for one small Wisconsin

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

BBI International Launches Biorefining Magazine and Conference

(BBI International)  BBI International, a leader in globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines, has launched a new magazine and

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

SRSenergy and Partners Secure $6.2 Million DOE Contract

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Solution Recovery Services, of Dexter Michigan, an employee owned industry leader in oil separation and purification systems has

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

UMass Professor Develops Improved Biofuel Processing Method

by Matthew M. Robare  (Daily Collegian)     A chemical engineer at the University of Massachusetts developed an improved method of converting wood

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

The Greening of Aircraft Propulsion – Progress and Prospects October 20 London, UK

  The Greening of Aircraft Propulsion – Progress and Prospects October 20 London, UK

If air travel is to survive and prosper in the medium to long term it is understood that its environmental

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Agro2 Pioneers Ethanol from Cassava in Panama

(Agro2/PR.com)  Agro2 announces it will be the first company to research and produce ethanol from cassava in Panama, thanks to

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide Recycling in the Biofuels Industry,” a Special Digest report

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …Since CO2 has been shown to be the globe’s worst offender as a greenhouse

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Jatropha 2.0 Arrives: Koch’s FHR, LIFE Technologies Invest in SG Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Earlier this year, SG Biofuels and Life Technologies formed a strategic alliance, and recently announced

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Green Jet Fuel Takes Flight

by Tyler Hamilton (Toronto Star) Could a unique microorganism found in the waters of Atlantic Canada represent the future of jet

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Fiberight Receives $2.9M Grant for Cellulosic Plant

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  Fiberight-Blairstown Operating LLC has received a $2.9 million grant to help build a cellulosic ethanol plant

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Ban on Field Burning Prompts Plan to Convert Straw to Energy

by Dana Tims (The Oregonian)  …They propose breaking ground next year on a $25 million bioenergy park somewhere in the

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Fulcrum Bioenergy Begins Work on Ethanol Plant

(Bloomberg BusinessWeek)   Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. will begin construction and engineering work on a new plant in Nevada to convert household

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Ethanol Gets Iowa Football Fans Pumped Up

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel)  Did you know that 60 cents of each gallon of E85 purchased stays in the state

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Breaking the Chains: 6 Solutions for Ending Dependence on Foreign Oil

by Lewis Reynolds  (Politics Daily)  America doesn’t have to depend on overseas sources for one of its most vital national

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Ethanol Mandates Cast Cloud Over Gasoline Retailing

by Barbara Grondin Francella  (Convenience Store News)  …The EPA is considering a request to authorize the use of E15, while

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2010 Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit October 14 Madison, WI

  2010 Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit October 14 Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit is an annual event that brings together members of the Midwestern community as well as leading

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Plant and MicroBiology Scientists Receive Corn Biofuel Grant

by Karyn Houston  (UC Berkley College of Natural Resources)  …The $793,000 grant from the Department of Energy looks at how

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Engineering Yeast Can Make Biofuels Commercially Viable

by John Timmer (Ars Technica)  …Cellulose is a very long polymer of sugar molecules. Yeast will happily use those sugars

September 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae-Based Biofuel Plant to Be Built in Puerto Rico

by By Jorge J. Muñiz Ortiz   (Latin American Herald Tribune)   State-owned utility AEE and the firm Bio-Lipidos on Thursday announced plans

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Drayson Racing Flex-Fuel Lola-Judd Qualifies 7th at Silverstone

(Drayson Racing)   Drayson Racing is again using international sportscar racing to prove the overall performance a Flex-Fuel race car can

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LMS: A Greener ILMC?

by John Dagys  (Speed TV)  Paul Drayson calls for green initiatives to be integrated into Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. …But

September 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Thailand Energy Authorities to Finance Research on Algae Biofuel

(AzoCleanTech)  …The two universities currently conducting the algae research are the Kasetsart University in the area of freshwater algae and

September 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Carbon2Green Will Produce Biodiesel

(MarketWatch)  …Carbon2Green is currently conducting a pilot project in the Bandundu region of DRC and wants to achieve a funding

September 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Public Consultation on Version 1.1 of the RSB Principles & Criteria and Guidance for P&Cs

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels)  In November 2009, the RSB Steering Board approved Version One of the RSB Principles & Criteria

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Ford Incorporates B20 Discussion in Super Duty Pickup Truck Marketing

Ford designed its 2011 Super Duty® diesel pickup trucks to run on 20 percent biodiesel, and has included a discussion

September 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Piper Jaffray Monthly Bio-Industrials Update: Energy Crop &

(Piper Jaffray) …Energy crops are designed to use marginal land, or in the case of Brazil, extend the growing season.

September 10, 2010 Read Full Article

American Jianye to Convert Waste to Alcohol-Based Fuels

by Anuradha Shukla  (Smart-Products TMCnet) …American Jianye Greentech Holdings, Ltd., a China-based developer, manufacturer and distributor of alcohol-based automobile fuels

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Effort Gets Boost in Florida

by Diane Krieger Spivak (Post-Tribune)  Project in south Lake County based on same technology.   A proposed Florida bioethanol plant that

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Old Braddock Gas Station May Be Converted to Pump ‘Biofuels’

by Joe Napsha (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)   A business that collects used cooking oil and processes it into fuel for diesel-powered vehicles plans

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Sundrop’s Solar Gasification Uses Total Concentration

by Eric Lane (Green Tech Media)  Sundrop Fuels is a Colorado company that combines concentrated solar power (CSP) technology with biofuels

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Deployment Consortium Fall Meeting September 21-23 Cedar Rapids, IA

  Bioenergy Deployment Consortium Fall Meeting September 21-23 Cedar Rapids, IA

The Bioenergy Deployment Consortium (BDC) will hold its fall meeting at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza Cedar Rapids Iowa September

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Drayson Racing Brings Innovative Flex-Fuel Race Car Home to Silverstone

(Drayson Racing) Drayson Racing’s No.11 Drayson Racing Lola Coupé with Judd Power returns to the United Kingdom 12 September for the

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Senate Must Pass Small-Business Incentives, Voinovich Says

by Lori Montgomery  (The Washington Post) … The senator is a strong advocate of responsible budgeting and has long called

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Seeks Applications from Producers to Conduct Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced September 7, 2010, the availability of funding under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Repowering Assistance Support to Reduce Biorefinery Fossil Fuel Use

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced September 9, 2010, the selection of a biorefinery producer to receive payments

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson Discusses Farm Bill Issues with Saratoga County Farmers

by Paul Post  (The Saratogan)  …For local dairy producers, one of the most pressing concerns is ethanol production that drives

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

China May Absorb South Africa’s Grain Surplus – Agriculture Ministry

by Hopewell Radebe (Business Day/Reuters) The government yesterday brought hope to grain farmers who are struggling to find alternative markets to dispose

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Doubt Cast on Cob-Based Biofuels

(JCOnline)   …But a new study from Purdue University, funded by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, suggests that farmers will have

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

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