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Obama’s Electric-Car Cult

by Charles Lane (The Washington Post)  …The pitch is lyrical, almost religious. It asks consumers to make an economic and technological leap of faith – just as both GM and

October 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain

  Global Biofuels Summit 2011 January 26-27 Barcelona, Spain

Biofuel industry faces new challenges in both technology and regulation side in order to balance the production and the climate change. Global biofuel production is starting to become a top

October 29, 2010 Read Full Article

New Reports Reinforce Need to Expand Biofuel Production

by Bob Dinneen  (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  Given the latest news from two government reports, we need to start changing the “drill baby drill” chant to “distill baby distill.” One study,

October 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Until Regulations Are Finalized, Retailers Should Limit E-15 to FFVs

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, PMAA and RFA joined forces to urge their members to limit E-15 sales to Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) until regulations governing the fuel are finalized and

October 29, 2010 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuels: The Post-Alcohol World

(The Economist)  Biofuels are back. This time they might even work. MAKE something people want to buy at a price they can afford. Hardly a revolutionary business strategy, but one that

October 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Building Bioenergy-Savvy Educators

By Linda Brozyna (Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center)  For most, the ideal summer vacation does not include donning lab goggles, performing hands on field research or analyzing data. The teachers who participated

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

BioBased Chemicals Europe: Building the Value Chain February 8-10 2011 Milan, Italy

  BioBased Chemicals Europe: Building the Value Chain February 8-10 2011 Milan, Italy

BioBased Chemicals Europe: Building the Value Chain will be the first event in Europe to systematically frame the formative industry from a complete value chain perspective. This event will present

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Penn State Bioenergy Shortcourse Series: Cellulosic Supply Chains November 11 State College, PA

  Penn State Bioenergy Shortcourse Series: Cellulosic Supply Chains November 11 State College, PA

Penn State’s Biomass Energy Center sponsors this annual series of advanced short course training opportunities for emerging bioenergy topics.  National and international experts in biomass energy are brought together to

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Free Trade in Asian Palm Biofuels takes Baby Steps Forward, but Maybe It Shouldn’t Have

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …On the one hand, the EU position to allow import of uncertified Malaysian palm biodiesel, but withhold EU subsidies, is not clear or comprehensive

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Malaysian Palm Oil Products Not Affected by EU RED

(The Star)  The European Union Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) and its sustainability criteria will not affect Malaysia’s palm oil exports to the EU market for consumer products like food, cosmetics

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Cane Ethanol Leader Brazil Considers Using Corn

by Peter Murphy (Reuters)  Sugar cane ethanol pioneer Brazil, which touts the efficiency and environmental qualities of its biofuel, could soon begin making it from less-efficient corn to soak up excess

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Gen. Wesley K. Clark says Ethanol Key to Fixing Economy, National Security

(Growth Energy)  For the November/December issue of Washington Monthly magazine, Growth Energy Co-Chair General Wesley K. Clark wrote an in-depth examination of the costs of our nation’s addiction to foreign oil,

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Obama’s Riding the (Cellulosic) Ethanol Pony—Here’s Why He Should Buck the Trend

by Tom Philpott  (Gist)  …Not surprisingly, according to a Reuters account of Vilsack’s speech, the USDA chief barely mentioned corn ethanol. Instead, he fixated on “assistance, from field to filling

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Reality Check for ‘Miracle’ Biofuel Crop

by Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku (SciDev)  It sounds too good to be true: a biofuel crop that grows on semi-arid lands and degraded soils, replaces fossil fuels in developing countries and

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

The Algae Bears Give Their Growl

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Pike Research released a report projecting the growth of algal fuel production to only 61 million gallons per year by 2020. Interestingly, the Pike Group projected

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Audi A3 TDI® Performs Flawlessly in First-Ever Extended Drive on RenDiesel® Synthetic Fuel

(Rentech, Inc.)   ‘Eureka! Diesel Drives the Future’ drive raised awareness with California political leaders, consumers on 1,000-mile drive The journey was a crowning moment for the Audi A3 TDI as

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuels Exchange Announces Opening in Colorado

(US Biofuels Exchange)  The US Biofuels Exchange, “the US-BX”, has opened today for live Ethanol and Biodiesel trading and will offer free trading on all listings posted before January 1,

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock Interface :Uniform Format Design and Deployable Process Demonstration Unit

by Dr. Christopher Wright (Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory)  Dr. Wright’s presentation describes his current project on the creation of a mobile unit to preprocess bales of cellulosic feedstock into a form

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock Interface: Desirable Wood Properties for Biofuels Production

by Dr. Theodore Wegner (Assistant Director, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service)  Dr. Wegner begins with an interesting profile of the demand for advanced biofuels, and the different pathways

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock-Conversion Interface Projects – Connecting Feedstock Resources to Conversion Processes

by Dr. J. Richard Hess (Biomass Program Technology Manager, Idaho National Laboratory)  Dr. Hess details the biomass attributes that impact the nature of and cost of feedstock preparation, biochemical conversion, and

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives –Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Biomass Feedstock

by Dr. Barbara Wells (President and Chief Executive Officer, Arborgen)  Arborgen is an industry leader in tree production and  improvement, and is well situated in the market to meet the heightened

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives — Ceres, the Energy Crop Company

Anna Rath (Vice President of Commercial Development, Ceres, Inc.)  Ceres is a seed company that uses advanced biotechnology to develop and distribute energy crop seeds. Rath discusses reasons for their commercial

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Energy Crops: Industry Perspectives –Miscanthus Commercial Varieties and their Production

by Dr. Neal Gutterson (President and Chief Executive Officer, Mendel Biotechnologies, Inc.)  Dr. Gutterson details the activities of Mendel Biotechnologies relevant to the advanced biofuels business space. Mendel developed Miscanthus x giganteus,

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock Logistics: Business Modeling/Planning for Commercial Algae Production

by Dr. Miles Palmer (Founder, Palmer Labs)  Dr. Palmer analyzes the capital and operating expenses for commercial algae production, with a variety of considerations. His analysis shows facilities larger than 400 acres

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock Logistics: Development of a Harvesting System for Short Rotation Willow and Hybrid Poplar Biomass Crops

by Dr. Timothy Volk (Research Associate, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)   Dr. Volk proposes a cycle for growing and harvesting willow trees for use in advanced biofuel production. The amount

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock Logistics: Demonstration of a Large-Scale Integrated Switchgrass Supply Chain

by Dr. Kelly Tiller (President and Chief Executive Officer, Genera Energy, LLC)  Dr. Tiller details the large commitment the state of Tennessee has made to biofuels research. Genera Energy, a research firm

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Feedstock Logistics: Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions

by Bob Matousek (Manager of Plant and Harvesting Research and Development, Agco Corporation)  Mr. Matousek’s presentation discusses techniques for collecting corn crop residues into solid bales that can be transported

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

What Food v. Fuel Debate?

by Stephanie Dreyer (Renewable Energy World/Growth Energy)  …You have one nutritionist with Tyson Foods speaking about the great value of DDGs (Dried Distillers Grains) as a feed for livestock. And

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Leading Advanced Biofuel Groups Meet at The White House

(PR NewsWire)  Leaders of the advanced biofuel industry personally delivered an important message to the Obama Administration this morning at a White House meeting that included representatives of the Advanced Biofuels

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

US Energy Information Administration Indicates Growth in Renewable Energy

(AZO CleanTech)  A recent data released by the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates the growing role of renewable energy sources in the national growth. …Wind energy has

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Stickwitu: Promise Rings, Partnerships in Advanced Bioenergy Grow in Size, Complexity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …for several years we have been tracking the growing complexity and size of the partnerships and strategic investments in bioenergy, as the industry inches towards

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Spring Groundbreaking Eyed for Ethanol Plant

by Scott Gilbert (WITF)  The Lancaster County developers behind a proposed ethanol plant hope to break ground in about six months. …The facility will generate ethanol using second generation beets

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Woodland Park Firm Hosts renewable Energy Summit

by Andrew Wineke  (Colorado Springs Gazette)  There’s not a lot of corn in Teller County, but that isn’t stopping Sturman Industries from bringing together the top minds in the ethanol industry

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

University of Hawaii’s New Center Should Aid Renewables

by Sophie Cocke (Pacific Business News)  Monday’s grand opening of the Center for Microbial Oceanography at the University of Hawaii Manoa could work in tandem with the state’s push towards renewable

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

iDiverse Modifies Yeast to Excel under Stress

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Using a proprietary gene construct, California-based iDiverse has successfully modified yeast to be highly resistant to a number of lethal stresses normally encountered

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Guest Column: Give Farmers Credit Due for Conservation

Dean Taylor (Des Moines Register/Iowa Corn Growers Association)  …Iowa farmers have made measurable progress in conservation and water quality. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, farmers’ use of nitrogen

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Gasoline Prices

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol prices have strengthened over the past several months in response to higher corn prices and growing ethanol demand. Some have attempted to single out

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Natural vs. Synthetic Flocculents

by Ed Laurent (Water & Oil Technologies, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  …In algae production, if synthetic polymers are used to floc the high lipid content algae, and water is recycled back

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Senator Nelson Wants Tax Break for Algae Biofuel Companies

by Eric Staats  (NaplesNews.com) …Today, growing algae to turn into biofuel is serious business, and (US Senator Bill) Nelson wants to give the fledgling industry a tax break. Nelson, D-Fla., toured

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Secretary of Agriculture Looks to Expand Local Ethanol Plant’s Efforts Nationwide

by Sarah Bleau  (MySouthwestGA.com)  …Congressman Sanford Bishop brought Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to tour First United Ethanol and talk about their plan to expand Southwest Georgia’s renewable energy efforts to

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Aloha Delivers First Supply of E85 in Hawaii

(CSP)  Believes new E85 station at Marine base will help pave way for wider use in Islands Aloha Petroleum Ltd. last week delivered the state’s first supply of E85 fuel

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Support For 10,000 Ethanol Blender Pumps

(Gerson Lehman Group)  … However, this program may not provide enough incentive for retailers to install new pumps that custom blend gasoline with ethanol on site. Retailers would not only have to

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Transportation Managers To Converge on New York

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance is hosting a series of training programs nationwide for alternative fuel fleet managers. The next stop on the tour is a

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Swine and Poultry Experts Discuss DDGS Use

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …Dr. Phillip Smith, a nutritionist with Tyson Foods, spoke at the recent Export Exchange event sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 6-10, 2011 Berlin, Germany

  19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition   June 6-10, 2011  Berlin, Germany

The 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition will take place in Berlin Germany (Conference: 6-10 June 2011 – Exhibition: 6-9 June 2011). Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Faulstich, Technische Universität München, Director

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

How to Get Biofuels Moving Again

by Michael Kanellos and Jim Imbler  (Green Tech Media) To help this industry thrive, governments need to develop and implement a strategy that will last decades, argues Zeachem CEO Jim Imbler.

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Life Cycle Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for an Ethanol Production Process Based on Blue-Green Algae

by Dexin Luo, Zushou Hu, Dong Gu Choi, Valerie M. Thomas, Matthew J. Realff, and Ronald R. Chance (Environmental Science and Technology)  Ethanol can be produced via an intracellular photosynthetic process

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Material Handling for the Biomass Energy Industry

by John Lukas (Harris Group)   The Achilles heel of many of the new biomass conversion projects, be they for fuel energy or chemicals, will be the material handling portion of these

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

REVIVAL! Hawai’i Bi-O Style: Elite Squad of Scientists Aim to Boost Hawaii via Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Hawaii is a code word meaning “paradise” not only to sun-starved tourists, but to bioenergy developers. It has all the hallmarks of the “perfect market”.

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Refining Equipment Funding Available in Ohio

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Advancing Biofuels Beyond the Basics program, run by the Ohio Department of Development, is now accepting applications from biodiesel and ethanol companies seeking funding

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the Risks and Benefits of Biofuels Development

(United Nations Environment Programme) Water, land use change and invasive species are key factors that must be addressed alongside greenhouse gas cuts Water could determine the degree to which bioenergy can

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Is Corn Stover the Next Big Biofuel?

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)   If the cobs, stalks and leaves left behind after corn harvest become the next big source for ethanol, the technology to pick up the stover

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

BIO Joins 50+ Ag Groups in Abandoning Leonardo “Sustainability” Talks

(BIO)  Mainstream Agriculture Was Given a “Decidedly Minor Voice”  Representatives from national and regional agriculture, food and feed organizations withdrew en masse this week from the Leonardo Academy’s sustainable agriculture

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Chemists Improve Synthesis of Biodiesel

by Sahil Luthra  (The Brown Daily Herald)  Two Brown chemists have developed a more efficient way to produce biodiesel from waste vegetable oil.   Using two catalysts common in organic chemistry,

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Assumptions in the European Union Biofuels Policy: Frictions with Experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique

by David Fig, Jennifer Franco, Lucia Goldfarb. Les Levidow, Mireille Hönicke, Maria Luisa Mendonça  (Transnational Insitute)   The biofuel project is an agro-industrial development and politically contested policy process where governments

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Catching on with Brazilian Underclass

(Just Means)  The MIT’s IDEAS Competition challenges members of the MIT community to come up with good ideas that make a positive change in the world. One of this years’

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Weyland Look to the Future with the Opening of Their Bioethanol Pilot Plant

(Weyland)  Weyland started production of second generation bioethanol at it’s pilot plant in Bergen, Norway. The plant was formally opened by State Secretary Per Rune Henriksen of the Norwegian Ministry of

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Navy Unveils Its ‘Mean, Green Riverine Machine’ in Norfolk

by Bill Sizemore (Virginia-Pilot)  The Navy took a step toward breaking its dependence on petroleum Friday, powering up a boat with fuel derived in part from seaweed. In a demonstration at

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

How and Why Did Energy-Producing States Skirt the US Recession?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new Biofuels Digest report found that states that produced enough energy to meet their internal demand for gasoline maintained growth rates 2.5 times above

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Fernando Alonso Beats Red Bulls Using BioGasoline and Cellulosic Ethanol

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) from news reports      The Scuderia Ferrari race team announced last week that it would run its last three races of the Formula One season using

October 24, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Australia Biofuel Output Seen Doubling by 2015

by Bruce Hextall(Reuters)  Australia’s biofuel production is forecast to more than double by 2015 as new capacity is installed and

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

NREL Releases Biomass Mapping Application

by Jennifer Runyon  (Renewable Energy World) A mapping application shows where bio-energy facilities are located now and where more could

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

OriginOil Launches Expert Services Division

(Algae Industry Magazine)  …“For the past three years, hundreds of large companies, entrepreneurs, development agencies and investors have asked for

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Algal Biomass Organization Applauds Passage of Algae Parity Bill

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is praising the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4168, the Algae-based

October 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme November 22-26 Jaipur, India

  Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme November 22-26 Jaipur, India

Introducing the real world of Jatropha and its scientific commercialization for Development of Sustainable Non-Food Jatropha Oil Crop Projects, Programmes

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Science Foundation Arizona and ASU Start Algae R&D Center

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) and Arizona State University (ASU) on have announced the creation of a world-class center

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

PSA Peugeot Citroën and FNSEA to Develop Biofuels

(The Engineer)  PSA Peugeot Citroën and the Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA), France’s largest farmers’ union, are in discussions

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Study Finds Fumigation Ethanol Operation with Diesel Reduces PM and NOx, While Oxidation Catalyst Reduces Resulting Increased CO and HC

(Green Car Congress) A study by researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Tianjin University has found that the use

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Illinois College to Develop Biofuels Program

Erin  Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ina, Ill.-based Rend Lake College has received a $60,835 grant from the USDA to support a

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

International Paper Weighs Options for Franklin Production

by Philip Walzer (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)   International Paper might maintain a presence near Franklin, but the mill won’t make paper anymore. In

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Right to Accelerate Auto Ethanol Usage

by Jim Nussell (The Washington Times) letter to editor   Tuesday’s Washington Times editorial “Administration caves to Big Corn” (Comment & Analysis)

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Ford College Community Challenge Grants

(Ford) Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been selected as one of the 2010 winners of the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Disputes Lurk behind Biofuel Projects — Study

(The Citizen Reporter)  Tanzania urgently needs to put in place a policy framework to guide biofuel crops production and stave off

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022

by Mark Gehlhar, Ashley Winston, and Agapi Somwaru   (USDA Economic Research Service)   Achieving greater energy security by reducing dependence on foreign

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Biofuels as Prepared for Delivery at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

(EIN News/USDA)   …USDA announced assistance under the Recovery Act for 334 broadband expansions designed to reach more than 6 million

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

New Oil Reports Breakthrough in Processing Algae for Fuel without Dewatering

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Louisiana, New Oil Resources announced that it has developed a process that uses hot, pressurized

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Vilsack Announces Funding for 5 New Biorefineries, FAA Partnership, among Major New Bioenergy Measures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “Today, I am directing the Rural Development mission area of USDA within 60 days

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Done Right: Land Efficient Animal Feeds Enable Large Environmental and Energy Benefits

by Bruce E. Dale, Bryan D. Bals, Seungdo Kim and Pragnya Eranki (Biomass Conversion Research Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Dept. of Energy Researchers: ILUC Impact “Minimal to Zero”

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The unproven notion that expanded U.S. ethanol production means new acres around the world must be brought

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Boon Means Big Opportunities for Big Sky Country November 16 Butte, MT

  Biofuels Boon Means Big Opportunities for Big Sky Country November 16 Butte, MT

The Montana Ener-Tech Alliance will present its first event on Tuesday, November 16 at 3:30PM at Front Street Station in

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Verenium Announces Regulatory Approval for Purifine(R) PLC in China

(Verenium)  Verenium Corporation, a pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance enzyme solutions, today announced that Purifine(R) PLC, the

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Board of Australian Renewable Fuels Announces Biodiesel “Take or Pay” Arrangement

(Australian Renewable Fuels Ltd.)  The Board of Australian Renewable Fuels (ASX:ARW) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Boeing to Test China Biofuel

(Chicago Breaking Business/Dow Jones Newswire)  Boeing Co., in cooperation with Air China Ltd. and others, plans to test a commercial-jet biofuel

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

OriginOil’s Riggs Eckelberry on CA Prop. 23

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  California’s clean energy initiatives and businesses are at a crossroads, pending the outcome of Proposition

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Military Plan: Get Off Oil By 2040

by Bill Moore (Reuters/EV World)  In September, the Center for New American Security (CNAS) issued a 36-page study entitled Fueling

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Value DDGs Exports

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …“For every three bushels of corn that comes in, you get a bushel of DDG out,

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Only Partly to Blame for High Food Prices

(Reuters)  * Biofuel demand, tight supplies supporting corn prices  * Corn rising to 2008 levels rekindles food vs fuel debate …But

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

LakeMaster to Co-locate at Northern Biodiesel Refinery

(Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, of Rochester, NY, has announced a move to co-locate in space within the refinery of Northern

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

What Do Next-Gen Biofuel Companies Offer the Biotech Investor ?

by John Hamer (Biofuels Digest/Burrill & Co.)  One might ask, “What do next-gen biofuel companies offer the biotech investor ?” 1.

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Argentine Researchers Find Major Flaws in US EPA’s Indirect Land Use Change Methodology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Argentina, researchers from INTA, analyzing the assumptions of the US EPA’s indirect land use

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Reduce the Potential for Misfueling

(EPA)  EPA is concurrently proposing a regulatory program to promote the successful introduction of E15 into commerce by ensuring that E15

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

New Processing Plant for Biofuel Firm

(EADT24)  Green energy company Living Fuels has launched a new processing facility to help it meet growing demand. The East Anglia-based

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Microbubbles to Make Biofuel Plants More Economic

(The Engineer)  A University of Sheffield researcher has won national recognition for the development of a ’microbubble device’ that promises

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Virent Biogasoline Blended by Shell into Scuderia Ferrari Race Fuel at South Korea Grand Prix

(Virent)  Virent’s biogasoline has been blended into fuel supplied by Shell to Scuderia Ferrari for the last three races of the

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Global Consultations on Cassava as Bio-Fuel Open

(Ghana News Agency)  Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Monday noted that the commercial cultivation of cassava

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Railway in Hyogo Unveils Biodiesel-Fueled Train

(The Japan Times)  Japan’s first train to run on biodiesel fuel, in this case refined edible oil, has taken to

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

New Math: Will E15 Rules, Biomass Supply Barriers Frustrate Biofuels’ Best Intentions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In the long term, major oil companies like Shell and ExxonMobil see global transition in the

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Algenol Biofuels Opens State-of-the-Art Labs in Lee County, Florida

(Yahoo! Finance/PR Newswire) U.S. Rep. Connie Mack and Lee County Commissioners Tammy Hall and Ray Judah join in celebrating new advanced

October 19, 2010 Read Full Article

E15: Avoiding Liability & Ensuring November 9 2:30-4:00 Webinar

  E15: Avoiding Liability & Ensuring November 9 2:30-4:00 Webinar

EPA’s decision to okay 15% ethanol blends in newer model vehicles is the biggest change in fuel reformulation in the

October 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Brazilian Scientists Turning Nation into an Agro-Power

By Juan Forero (The Washington Post)  …Once seen as a wasteland, the Cerrado is now the motor of an agro-industry

October 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Plant to Produce Biodiesel by Months End

by Inderia Saunders (The Nassau Guardian)  The production of biodiesel at the Bahamas Waste plant set to start by the end

October 19, 2010 Read Full Article

South Africa Could Face Blackouts again Next Year: MaNoa

(Times Live) … She (MaNoa director Esmé Bluff) says although it’s not feasible for everyone, first prize is to get off the

October 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Quangos Working on Renewable Energy No Longer a ‘Priority’

by Damian Carrington and James Randerson (The Guardian)  Renewables Advisory Board and Office for Renewable Energy Deployment among bodies axed Two

October 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Found in the 1978 Archives: President Thanks NASCAR for Converting to E-15 “Gasohol”

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Just looking into the deep recesses of emails and found this: October 16,

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellodextrin Transport in Yeast for Improved Biofuel Production

by Jonathan M. Galazka,  Chaoguang Tian,  William T. Beeson, Bruno Martinez, N. Louise Glass, Jamie H. D. Cate    (Science) Fungal degradation

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Arkansas Receives $20M to Study Renewable Energy

(AP/Bloomberg Businessweek)  The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has received a $20 million grant to study renewable energy. The five-year grant

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Development of Technology to Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae

(FIS Worldnews)   A new project, which is financially supported by the Chilean government, will promote the diversification of energy through

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Fishing Company Begins Cultivating Algae for Biofuel

by Analia Murias  (FIS Worldnews)   Pesquera San José plans to produce biofuels from brown algae (Macrocystis pyrifera), better known as huiro.

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Study: Miscanthus Guzzles More Water Than Corn but Soaks Up More Nitrates Too

by Lisa Song (Solve Climate News)  Research emerging from the University of Illinois paints an ambiguous picture of the grass’s biofuel

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Nebraska Universities Win $20M Research Grant

(AP/Bloomberg Business Week)  Several Nebraska universities will share a $20 million grant to develop new research focused on algae and nanotechnology,

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Canada Probes the Frontiers of Biofuel

by Crystal Luxmore  (Renewable Energy World)  Four enterprising Canadian firms have joined the race to replace fossil fuels with affordable

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Predicting Algal Lipid Content Using NIR Spectroscopy

by Lieve Laurens, Ed Wolfrum, and Al Darzins  (NREL/Algae Industry Magazine)  At NREL’s National Bioenergy Center, we are working towards developing

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Ready for Commercial-Scale Production

by Natasha Odendaal  (Engineering News)  Process technology supplier Honeywell UOP is ready to move its green jet fuel into commercial-scale production

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

AltAir Fuels May Fly You on Biofuel Sooner than You Think

by Margaret Santjer   (Puget Sound Business Journal)  …Seattle-based AltAir Fuels, which received a $2 million federal stimulus grant this year, plans

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

US Fuel Convoys Under Attack, Amplifies Call for Renewable Energy

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ 8th) came out in support of bipartisan leaders of the House Armed Services

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

The Marines Go Green

by Fred Kaplan (Slate) How the military’s shift to renewable fuel could lower the entire nation’s energy costs.  …The Navy is

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Syracuse University Partners with Arden-Fox to Support the Advancement of Department of Defense’s Net Zero Energy Initiative

(PR Newswire)  Syracuse partnership substitutes petroleum diesel with biodiesel Syracuse University today announced a partnership to advance the use of

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Green Technology Leadership Group’s No on Prop 23 Premiers Video Short October 19 Sacramento, CA

  Green Technology Leadership Group’s No on Prop 23 Premiers Video Short October 19 Sacramento, CA

From 7:00-9:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at The Park in Sacramento, the Green Technology Leadership Group, No on

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Establish New Biodiesel Fee

by Erin Voegele  (BioDiesel Magazine)  Legislation currently pending in Pennsylvania could negatively impact the state’s biodiesel industry. On Oct. 6,

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Giant Sweet Potato May Be Viable Ethanol Feedstock

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Letterman was doing a special featuring giant vegetables and North Charleston native and horticulturalist, Janice Ryan-Bohac, was

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Danville Center Aims to Grow Biofuel Industry

(GoDanRiver.com)  …On Friday, state and local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of SEnTeC — a research and development facility that would

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Cellulosic Producers Advance Projects

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producers Magazine)  Recent activities in the cellulosic ethanol industry have shown that while financing continues to

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Is the RFS Broken?

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There’s a growing consensus among the budding cellulosic ethanol community that the renewable fuels

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Poll: Strong Support for Renewable Energy, as Long as It doesn’t Cost Much

by Darren Goode (The Hill)  There is strong support for using wind farms and other sources of renewable energy in

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Gas Oil Users Warned to Check for Biodiesel Presence

by Dennis Flower (H&V News)  Users of gas oil should prepare for the inclusion of biodiesel following changes in line with

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Petrobras and Novozymes Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol

(Novozymes) Petrobras and Novozymes have entered an agreement to develop a new route to produce second generation biofuel from sugarcane bagasse.

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Maverick Biofuels Plans to Build Pilot Biorefinery in North Carolina

(Maverick Biofuels)  Maverick Biofuels, a second-generation biofuels company, October 12, 2010, announced that it is planning to build a pilot scale

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Griffith Trash Pact 60 Percent Higher than Ethanol Plant Fee

by Diane Krieger Spivak  (Post-Tribune)  If the town approves any of three recently opened trash hauling bids, residents here would likely

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INEOS Bio Secures Key Permits for BioEnergy Center in Florida

(INEOS Bio)  INEOS Bio’s first commercial project in the United States has secured key permits to build its waste to

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National Algae Association Looking to Fast-Track Commercialization

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The National Algae Association’s (NAA) collective of producers, researchers, technologists, engineering and equipment manufacturers have developed preliminary

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NASCAR Moving to Ethanol Fuel Mix for ’11

(NASCAR)  NASCAR announced Saturday it will race with E15 fuel in its three national touring series in 2011. Sunoco Green E15

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ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 28-March 2 National Harbor, MD

  ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 28-March 2 National Harbor, MD

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011 will convene the key players in the nation’s energy innovation community to spur the

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Compact Contractors for America Developing Powdered Algae as Jet Fuel

by Tamra Fakhoorian  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Recent press about the seemingly novel concept of powdered algae as a jet engine fuel

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Could “Putting the Cow Inside the Plant” Make a New Biofuel?

(Reuters) The Next Big Thing in biofuel might involve genetically engineered plants that digest themselves, making it cheaper to turn

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Dow Chemical Mulls Energy Field Stake

by Ernest Scheyder  (Reuters)   …Dow, the largest U.S. chemical producer, consumes about 1 million barrels of oil and natural gas

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Helios Scientific Looks to Bridge Gap with Cellulosic Ethanol at Curwensville Facility

by Aaron T. Evans (Gant Daily)  During a press conference on Thursday, Helios Scientific announced the launch of its cellulosic

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The Massive Potential of U.S. Biofuels

by Al Fin (OilPrice.com)  …Up until now, most people analysing US biofuels potential have failed to look at a realistic

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Kuwaiti Company Inaugurates First Green Fuel Station in Sweden

(Zawya.com)   Kuwaiti Petroleum International saidMonday it inaugurated the first station for ED95 environment-friendly fuel in Sweden. The company’s public relations

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Brazil Set to Assist Tanzania Survey Biofuel Farming Areas

by Beatrice Philamon (IPP Media)  Tanzanian and Brazilian experts are expected to carry out a countrywide survey to identify and propose

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Global Bioenergies Reaches Milestone

(Biofuels International)  A producer of hydrocarbons from renewable resources, Global Bioenergies has reached a key milestone in the development of

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San Diego Biofuels Company Lands $1.8M Grant

by Onell R. Soto (Sign On San Diego) Pearson Fuels is working on infrastructure to make it easier and cheaper to

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Terrabon: Accelerating Commercialization of Drop-In Fuels, Waste-to-Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  (T)he Digest spent time this week with Gary Luce, CEO of Terrabon, whose advanced biofuels technology

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RVers Outpace Military In Fuel Cell Use

by Bill Sweetman (Aviation Week)  Fuel-cell manufacturer SFC of Germany has rolled out a new product in its line of

October 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Why Is China Still Hoarding Its Rare Earths?

by Steve LeVine  (Foreign Policy)  …China’s ban on the export of the 17 so-called rare-earth metals — indispensible as of

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Opportunity for Students to Win Scholarship to Attend National Ethanol Conference

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Educating America’s students about America’s number one alternative fuel is an important step in working toward an

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My Word | Boaters: Don’t Fault Corn

by Jeremy Susac (Orlando Sentinel)  …Older boat motors and fuel systems were not designed for ethanol use. But, ethanol-blended fuels

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Algae Power Reaches for the Sky

by Catriona Davies (CNN)   Air travel could be powered from vast seas of algae growing close to airports within four years,

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Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel Virtual Conference

The Sept. 28 Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel virtual conference was a huge success! Presentations are now available online. Participants

October 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Folks Pumped up over Ethanol Fuel

by Alyssa Sunkin  (Times Herald-Record)  One of the brand-new gas pumps at the 84 Quik Stop on Route 17M in New Hampton

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Export Exchange Conference Zeros in on Supply

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  U.S. farmers will continue to produce an abundance of food and feed for both

October 14, 2010 Read Full Article

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