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Air & Space Smithsonian Interview: Richard Altman, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative

by Paul Hoversten  (Air & Space Smithsonian)  Richard Altman, who spent 39 years as a propulsion engineer at Pratt & Whitney, is executive director of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative.

November 30, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA: More Renewable Fuels Required

by Robin Bravender & Darren Samuelsohn (Politico)  …Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Monday said that the future of transportation fuels shouldn’t involve ethanol, the gasoline additive that historically has received billions

November 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Se Utilizarán Vehículos con Biodiesel en Cumbre de Cancún: Calderón

(La Jornada en Internet)  “El transporte de todos los participantes se va a hacer no sólo en camiones chiapanecos sino con biodiesel hecho en Chiapas”, destacó el mandatario al inaugurar la

November 30, 2010 Read Full Article

County Terminates Agreement to Transfer $2M Grant to Ethanol Research Center

by Jessica Shirey (Gant Daily)  The Clearfield County Commissioners voted to terminate its cooperation agreement with SWAN Biomass Inc. at its meeting Tuesday in order to proceed with the transfer

November 30, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Confirms Tiny Cellulosic Biofuels Mandate for 2011; Is Brazil the Big Winner?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In July, the EPA indicating in a draft ruling that it would specify a range of 6-25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol, and finalized its

November 30, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Under the Clean Air Act Section 211(o), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to

November 30, 2010 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Eldorado Biofuels’ Paul Laur

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  …Up until recently a low profile player in the algae arena, Eldorado Biofuels has developed a niche that may not have received much attention

November 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Monsanto Boosts Investment in Canada Canola

By Rod Nickel  (Reuters)  Monsanto Co. has raised its spending on canola research and development to between C$20 million and C$30 million ($19.8 million to $29.7 million), roughly the same investment

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Cargill, Copersucar among 8 Brazil Mills Cleared to Export ethanol to US

(Platts)  Eight Brazilian ethanol producers have registered as advanced renewable fuel producers with the US Environmental Protection Agency, easing controls on their exports to the world’s largest fuels market, Unica,

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Washington Could Determine Ethanol’s Indiana Future

(Chicago Tribune/AP)  A decision by Congress on whether to extend or gradually phase out a tax credit to oil companies and refiners to blend ethanol with gasoline could make or

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

White House Names Top Mobile Apps

(Information Week Government)  …In a White House blog post last week, the Obama administration listed 10 “must-have” mobile applications it’s made available on its USA.gov mobile applications site. The site,

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Ceres Survey: Growers Ready to Put Marginal Lands to Better Use

(Ceres) Energy crop developer Ceres, Inc. reports that growers are ready and willing to produce biomass for biopower and advanced biofuels, and have the land to do so.   A company

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Lufthansa to Use Neste Oil NExBTL Renewable Jet Fuel in 6-Month Commercial Flight Trial

(Green Car Congress)  In April 2011, Lufthansa will begin a six-month trial of renewable jet fuel with an Airbus A321 on scheduled commercial flights on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Hamburg route. Pending certification, one

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Aim to Meet Biofuel Crop Demand with Better Yields

(Farmers Guardian)  More than 100 delegates attended the HGCA Biofuel Conference at Aldwark Manor, York, supported by Farmers Guardian. A further 100 joined the proceedings online as Farmers Guardian streamed video

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

EcoRoamer: High-tech, Zombie-Proof Survival RV

by Matt Hardigree (Jalopnik/MSNBC)  Family makes full-fledged home on wheels from recycled materials …With 46-inch tires and a biodiesel engine also used by construction equipment, the EcoRoamer looks and sounds terrifying.

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

New Breakthrough in Pyrolysis Sector Promises to Speed Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, a team of researchers from University of Massachusetts Amherst reported in Science that they have developed a new process to produce key chemical intermediates

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Virtual Special Issue from American Chemical Society’s Energy & Fuels Journal

(Energy & Fuels)  Featuring peer-reviewed articles published in 2009 and 2010, the research shows progress on utilizing biomass for fuels production – a hotbed of research with global implications on

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Catalytic Steam Reforming of Bio-Oil for Sustainable Hydrogen in a Fluidized-Bed Reactor

(Green Car Congress/FavStocks)  A team from East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai) and Guangxi University for Nationalities reports on a study of hydrogen production via catalytic steam reforming of

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Singapore Opens World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant

(Business Green)  Neste Oil cuts ribbon on giant biofuel facility and promises additional plant in Rotterdam early next year. Finnish refinery giant Neste Oil has this month opened a major new

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Malaysia Has Little Room for Palm Oil Expansion, Minister Says

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg Businessweek)  Malaysia’s limited room for expanding palm oil cultivation means that industry growth will have to come from improving productivity, its plantation minister said. About 4.6 million

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Both Forests and Biofuels Likely to Feature at Monday’s Cancun Climate Change Summit

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …Preserving and increasing the planet’s forest cover is likely to be high on the agenda. Both Indian and China have ambitious reforestation programs under way. For India

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Report: Europeans Strongly Support Biofuels

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  The European Commission released the results this month of a biotechnology report that explores public perceptions of biotechnology, including biofuels. Over all, the Eurobarometer survey

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

GOP Battle over Ethanol Heats Up: Grassley Swipes at Coburn and DeMint

by Greg Sargent (The Washington Post/The Plum Line)  It looks like Chuck Grassley is not happy with fellow GOP senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn for calling on Congress to

November 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Gene Find Could Lead to Healthier Food, Better Biofuel Production

(EurekAlert!)   Purdue University scientists have found the last undiscovered gene responsible for the production of the amino acid phenylalanine, a discovery that could lead to processes to control the amino

November 26, 2010 Read Full Article

TAM and Airbus Biofuel Trial

by Gary Parsons (Key.aero)  Airbus and Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines are trialling a new biofuel that could reduce the carbon footprint by up to 80%, the companies claim. An Airbus

November 26, 2010 Read Full Article

China’s CNOOC Sells Its First Biodiesel Product

(Alibaba.com)  State-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has sold out its first batch of biodiesel on the island province of Hainan, the company said on Wednesday.   The fuel was

November 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Pennycress, French Weed, Fanweed: by Any Name, a Biofuel Rose

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“How do get growers to grow if there’s no market? How do you get a market if there are no growers?” Arvent CEO Sudhir Seth

November 26, 2010 Read Full Article

VIEWPOINT: HECO Continues to Push Palm Oil Importation Issue

by Rob Parsons and Lance Holter (Sierra Club-Maui/The Maui News)  In early 2007, Hawaiian Electric Co. and subsidiary Maui Electric Co. announced plans by BlueEarth Biofuels to construct a mega-sized palm oil

November 26, 2010 Read Full Article

New Mexico State University Funded to Study Algae-based Jet Fuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he U.S. military wants New Mexico State University to find improved ways to turn algae into a sustainable source for jet fuel. The research project is part of

November 26, 2010 Read Full Article

National Farm Machinery Show February 16-19 Louisville, KY

  National Farm Machinery Show February 16-19 Louisville, KY

The future of farming is coming to the 46th National Farm Machinery Show, as the nation’s largest indoor farm show returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center in February. Start the

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass-Harvesting Equipment for the Ethanol Market

by Lynn Grooms  (Farm Industry News)   The market for corncobs for cellulosic ethanol production is still new. So, too, is the market for other types of biomass. But new research

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology March 1-6, 2011 Singapore

  Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology  March 1-6, 2011   Singapore

Organized by Stephen P. Mayfield of the University of California, San Diego, Martin Keller of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Jeffrey P. Obbard of A*STAR, this four-day conference will: Critically

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Mississippi Foresters Anticipate Biomass Boost

(BioPro NewsWire)   Mississippi tree farmers look forward to new biomass facilities in the state providing a new market for wood, according to an article published this month in the Jackson, Miss.,

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Rentech’s Synthetic RenDiesel(R) Fuels Audi A3 TDI During L.A. Auto Show Green Cars Ride & Drive Event

(Rentech) Rentech, Inc., announced that its synthetic RenDiesel(R) fuel will power an Audi A3 TDI during the Green Cars LA Auto Show Ride & Drive event, hosted by Green Car Journal.  During

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

The Next Big GOP Intra-Party War: Ethanol Subsidies?

by Greg Sargent (Washington Post/Plum Line)  Fresh off a big victory over the GOP establishment on earmarks, conservative GOP senators are opening up a new front in the battle on government

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Big Isle Farm Promises Rich Biofuel Source

by Alan Yonan Jr. (Star Advertiser)  …As the algae companies slowly move forward with their research and development, however, another source of renewable energy is blossoming — literally — on

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Seahawk Helicopter Flies on Biofuel Blend

(UPI)  The U.S. Navy flew a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on a 50/50 biofuel blend last week as part of its “green” fuel efforts. The helicopter from the Air Test and Evaluation

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Sweetwater Delivering Sugar to Jet Fuel Customer

(Sweetwater Energy)   Sweetwater has begun delivering concentrated sugar water from its expanded pilot system in Rochester, NY to sources developing bio-jet fuel. Production is ramping up over the next 3 months in preparation for major-scale deliveries

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Logistics Prove Complex in Purdue Study

by James Cartledge  (BrighterEnergy.org)  New research from Purdue University highlights the need to improve efficiencies in the logistics of cellulosic biomass feedstocks for ethanol production. A study from the university’s agricultural

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Al Gore’s Flip-flop on Ethanol, He Had it Right the First Time

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  Now he tells us: Al Gore was for grain ethanol before he was against it. Speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens, the

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Corn Ethanol “Was Not a Good Policy”: Gore

by Gerard Wynn   (Reuters)  Former vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was “not a good policy”, weeks before tax credits are up for renewal. U.S.

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

GRE Pushing ‘Green’ Venture Capital Fund

by Matthew Daneman (ROC Now)  From fuel cell research and development in Honeoye Falls to the world’s first sustainability doctoral program at Rochester Institute of Technology, the region has a slew

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Fuel Inches Toward Price Parity with Oil

by Stacy Feldman ( SolveClimate/Reuters)  With over 100 start-ups hard at work, industry predicts it can deliver success in under a decade if granted production tax credits …The head of the

November 23, 2010 Read Full Article

California Regulator’s Move Helps Corn-Based Ethanol Demand: RFA

(Platts) A decision this week by California regulators to lower corn-based ethanol’s so-called indirect land use penalty is good for that product’s demand, but timing of the change is not,

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Ohio Company to Build 100-Acre Algae Production Site

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Independence Bio-Products Inc., a Dublin, Ohio-based algae production startup which secured its initial funding from a European investor two years ago, plans to break ground next year

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

New York City Pilots Wastewater to Butanol

(Algae Industry Magazine)  From Sergio Hernandez at the Village Voice comes word that New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection has a new pilot program that will convert algae at

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Proterro Produces Low-Cost Fermentable Sugars

By Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …Venture-capital backed Proterro has developed a technology using a microorganism grown in a unique bioreactor that secretes fermentable sugars using sunlight, CO2, water

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Defending Ethanol Subsidies

by Bob Hague (Wisconsin Radio Network)  …Madison based environmental consultant Brett Hulsey said it’s important to realize that while corn-based ethanol is subsidized, it’s not as if petroleum based gasoline isn’t.

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Kingdom’s Biodiesel Plans on Hold as Jatropha Disappears

(The Phnom Penh Post) NTC Jacam Energy has halted plans to produce biodiesel because of a lack of raw materials, particularly jatropha, according to the firm’s chairman. The firm had

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Drive toward Energy Independence

by Jason Armstrong  (West Hawaii Today)  Within a year’s time, Big Island truckers will be able to run their diesel engines with a sustainable, locally produced fuel made from used

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Clean Energy and Power, Inc. Launches Renewable Energy Bio Fuels Division

(MarketWire)  Company Is in Final Negotiations With a Strategic Partner Clean Energy and Power, Inc.  announced  that management has decided to launch a new division focusing on renewable energy developed from

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Traction: 13 Companies Gaining Momentum in Advanced Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Today, we look at companies that, in the month of November, have made material strdes towards commercialization – through securing of funding, commencement of construction, offtake

November 22, 2010 0 comment Read Full Article

BioBased Chemicals Asia April 14-15 Shanghai, China

  BioBased Chemicals Asia April 14-15 Shanghai, China

BiobasedChemAsia brings forth the complexities of managing new biobased chemical value chains, and addresses future challenges for Asian companies as they embark on a new path. Meet prominent industry players

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

GE Unit Invests in Biofuels Producer

by Candace Lombardi  (Green Tech)  GE subsidiary GE Energy Financial Services and North Bridge Venture Partners will invest $8 million in a company developing a biofuel production process coupled with the

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Marine Corps to Open First Station for Ethanol Blended Fuel

(Star Advertiser)  The Marine Corps said it will host a ribbon cutting tomorrow for the first “E85” fueling station in Hawaii that utilizes a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

The Thin Line Between Academics and Advocacy

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  Earlier this week, Iowa State University Professor Bruce Babcock released a policy brief entitled “Impact of Ethanol, Corn, and Livestock from Imminent U.S. Policy

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Toward a Clean Energy Deployment Plan For Jobs, Security, and Broad-Based Economic Growth in 2011

by Bracken Hendricks, Lisbeth Kaufman, Ken Berlin, Monty Humble, Reed Hundt, Alex Kragie, Gerry Waldron  (Center for American Progress) … Congress must move immediately to reduce the cost of clean energy and

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

NAABB Consortium Announces Successful Conversion of Algal Oil to High Quality Biodiesel

(The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)    National  Method employs cost saving catalyst and produces useful byproducts The National Alliance for Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium of leading scientists and engineers

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Gets DOE OK on Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel R&D

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New Zealand, LanzaTech announced that its cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with PNNL has been given final approval by the DOE.  The first phase

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Starts up Its New Renewable Diesel Plant in Singapore

(MarketWatch) Neste Oil has started up the world’s largest renewable diesel plant in Singapore. Production of NExBTL renewable diesel will be ramped up on a phased basis. The plant was completed

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Liquid Fuel Technology Enables Clean and Green Power

(Earthtimes/PRNewsWire)  LPP Combustion, LLC, a Columbia, Maryland-based innovator in liquid fuel technology, has successfully demonstrated clean and green generation of renewable

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

In Crowded Ethanol Market, Waste Has the Edge

by Iris Kuo (VentureBeat/Reuters)  …The good news is, biofuels and solar technology are the most likely of all alternative energies

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Proposes Guidance for Underground Storage Tanks

(US Enviromental Protection Agency)  As part of its commitment to help ensure that biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Evaluation Proves Taurus Energy Yeast

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) SEKAB E-Technology and Taurus Energy AB have successfully carried out a three-week long industrial demo scale evaluation

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

EU-Wide Study Confirms Hydrogen Is a Key to Zero-Emission Road Transport

(MarketWatch/Linde)  …Linde is currently researching various production options aimed at gradually increasing the share of “green” sources in the hydrogen

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Sweet Sorghum for Ethanol Collaboration Announced

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Two major organizations have announced that they will collaborate on key issues moving forward. The National Sorghum

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Governor Rendell Says Latest Investments in Alternative Fuels Make PA More Energy Independent, Spur Innovation

(Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)  Announces Nearly $8 Million for 21 Projects Promoting Biofuels, Natural Gas- and Electric-Powered Vehicles Governor

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Harkin Threatens to Oppose Electric Vehicles Bill if Ethanol Provisions Aren’t Added

by Andrew Restuccia  (The Washington Independent)  Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), in a floor speech today, called for expanding electric and natural

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

America Needs New Investment: In the Next Generation of Biofuels

by Christopher G. Standlee (Abengoa Energy/The Hill’s Congress Blog)  …(T)here is bipartisan support for answering an urgent national challenge: replacing imported

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Bogus Logic in E15 Suits

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a thinly veiled attempt to further line their pockets, the meat and poultry

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Survey: Interest in Electric Cars Is growing, but Practical Concerns Remain

by Eric Evarts   (Consumer Reports)   …Overall, 63 percent expect to get a significant increase in fuel economy, regardless of the

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Uniting Producers

By Robert Vierhout   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The eBIO brand is no longer. For five years it served the European fuel

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Production Certification Program January 12 The Woodlands, TX

  Algae Production Certification Program   January 12   The Woodlands, TX

Algaepreneurs, algae researchers, equipment companies and investors  from all walks of life are invited to attend the National Algae Association’s

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Technologies January 13-14 The Woodlands, TX

  Algae Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Technologies    January 13-14   The Woodlands, TX

Collaboration, Strategic Alliances and Networking at Biotech Institute – Lone Star College President Obama recently said, “Each of us has a

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Coastal Districts Will Be Tapped

(Deccan Herald)  Sardine oil, cashew apples, jackfruit are good source of bio-ethanol State Taskforce on Biofuels is ready with several

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Trial to Run Buses on Old Chip Fat to Boost Biofuel Confidence

(Click Green)  Liverpool’s bus operators Merseytravel and Stagecoach Merseyside are launching a new green initiative which will see buses run

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Fulcrum BioEnergy Project Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to Advanced to the Final Stage for a Loan Guarantee

(Fulcrum BioEnergy)  Fulcrum Receives Detailed Term Sheet Proposal from DOE Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. announced November 16, 2010, that the U.S. Department

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Industry CEOs Predict Parity with Oil in 12-36 Months, for Leading-Edge Companies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In contrast to the “five years away” and subsidy-driven discussions that framed advanced biofuels conversations

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Gregory L. Bafalis, CEO, Aurora Algae

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Since June of this year, Greg Bafalis has been CEO of Aurora Algae, formerly

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Report Questions Cellulosic Ethanol Merits

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  A study making its way around the Agriculture Department raises doubts about the prospects

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Letters: Stoking the Ethanol Debate

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Houston Chronicle)  Letter to Editor   …The Chronicle says natural gas from shale deserves federal subsidies

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

E-100-4 The Revolutionary Fuel – Just Add Water

by Aureon Kwolek  (E-100-4)  …Today’s gasoline engines are not currently designed to exploit the attributes of ethanol and blends of

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production Nears A Million Barrels Per Day

(New Energy and Fuel)  …The U.S. is closing in on the million barrel per day milestone.  Cheers in some sections,

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

PetroAlgae and Sky Airline to Collaborate on Offtake Strategy to Bring Green Jet Fuel to Chile

(PetroAlgae)   Joint Effort with Leading Airline Focuses on Renewable Jet Fuel PetroAlgae Inc., a leading U.S. renewable energy company that

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

2011 Global Energy Prize Now Accepting Nominations

(PR Newswire)  Energy Efficiency Innovation and Environmental Impact Advances Prized The Global Energy Prize is now accepting nominations for its $1

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Scientists Join Hands to Develop Biofuel from Microalgae

by Vijaysinh Parmar (Times of India)  Scientists from across the country, belonging to a consortium of nine laboratories, are working

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd Signs Letter of Intent With China Zhejiang Biodiesel Co, Ltd (“CZBC”)

(Digital Journal/Marketwire)  AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd. (The Company) announced that it has just signed a Letter of Intent with China

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Thailand to Shift Focus on Jatropha for Biofuel

(Financial Express)  Shifting focus to its biodiesel programme, Thailand is planning to open large scale jatropha seed based plants to

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

New US Special Relationship with India Is Set to Benefit Advanced Biofuels Technology Companies in Both Nations

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest)  …The US president’s visits to four key Asian democracies were scheduled long in advance to coincide with

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels Summit Day 2: Taking Biofuels to the Next Level

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Technologies proven at the bench scale and biofuel feedstocks developed or identified are worthless

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels & Biorefineries Summit Day 1

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuesl USA)  The Renewable Fuel Association’s Bob Dinneen started the Cellulosic Biofuels & Biorefineries Summit with

November 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels Finance & Investment Forum

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Faith and Belief.  Most impressive about the 2010 Cellulosic Biofuels Finance & Investment Forum,

November 15, 2010 Read Full Article

OPEC Pans Biofuels Programmes in Industrialised Nations

by Tamsin Carlisle  (The National)  OPEC has sharply criticised the biofuels programmes of industrialised countries as it raised its forecast for global

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

King: GOP House Good for Ethanol, Biodiesel Tax Cuts

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)   Republicans taking control of the U.S. House is good for the chances of the federal ethanol

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Will GOP Gains Mean Ethanol Producer Losses?

by Gary Clark and Rachel Ziemba  (Forbes)  Doctor Doom:  With Congress gridlocked, the U.S. may put the brakes on biofuels support. Following

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Utilities’ Perspectives on Biomass-to-Power Opportunities

by Cindy O’Connor  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Washington, DC Biomass Finance & Investment Summit, October 13-15 2010:  Friday Session Highlights The physical

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Veteran’s Day – Honoring Those Who Have Served

Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  …The U.S. ethanol industry has the capacity to produce nearly 14 billion gallons of domestic

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Montana State University Using Baking Soda for Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  From Dan Boyce at Montana State University comes word that researchers there have found a way to get

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Isobutanol Secures EPA Registration

(Gevo)  First Isobutanol to Receive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Registration as a Fuel Additive Gevo, Inc., a privately held renewable

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee

(Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the establishment of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

GreenGold Ray Energies to Benefit From Europe’s Bio-Diesel Inceased Demand

(Marketwire)  GreenGold Ray Energies announced today that due to the increase target by the European Union of 10% of fuel sold

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Meeting National Goals: Pulp and Paper Industry – A Major Partner

by Harry Seamans, Ben Thorp and Masood Akhtar (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium, Inc./Biofuels Digest)   The Pulp and Paper Industry (PPI) can play a

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Young Algae Industry Getting Government Push

by Matthew Rivera (MSNBC.com)   …Not only has the federal government invested heavily in the emerging biofuel, but the military has

November 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Ninety Per Cent of Vehicles to Use Alternative Fuels?

(The Green Car Website)  It may be an aggressive prediction – but a report by the University of Michigan Transportation Research

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Solar, Wind And Biofuels Are Alternative Energy’s Most Likely Disruptors, Says New Report

by Kerry A. Dolan (Forbes)  Billions of dollars have been poured into alternative energy technologies and companies in the past several

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

You Can Have Your Opinion, but Not Your Own Facts

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  That the Houston Chronicle would be anti-ethanol is not surprising to anyone.  It is Houston,

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Rentech and ClearFuels Integrated Bio-Refinery Project to Receive Full Construction and Operations Funding

(Rentech/Enhanced Online News)  U.S. Department of Energy Approves Remaining $19.7 Million of Funding Rentech, Inc., and ClearFuels Technology Inc., jointly announced

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Plan Will Cause Rise in Carbon Emissions

by Oliver Wright (The Independent)  Britain is signed up to a European guarantee to source 10 per cent of its transport

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Growing Sorghum for Biofuel

(EurekAlert!/American Society of Agronomy)  Iowa State researchers examine the efficiencies and environmental impacts of growing sorghum for ethanol Conversion of sorghum

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Waste Plastics to Diesel Being Scaled up in the UK

by Al Fin (OilPrice.com)  STA UK is gearing up to build 10 new waste plastic to diesel plants in the UK.

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Power Fund Gives Corncob Ethanol Plant First Approval

by Dan Pillar  (Gannett/Des Moines Register)  The Iowa Power Fund Board voted Wednesday to enter into negotiations with a joint venture

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

The Development of Butamax

(Butamax)  This PowerPoint presentation describes the development of Butamax as a company, a joint venture between Dupont and BP.  It

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

GreenShift’s Patented Corn Oil Extraction Process Demonstrates Record Yield: 4 Gallons of Corn Oil for Every 100 Gallons of Ethanol Produced

(BusinessWire)  GreenShift Corporation announced that its patented corn oil extraction processes have consistently demonstrated record levels of performance. David Winsness, GreenShift’s Chief

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Butamax Hits Milestones on Path towards Commercial Biobutanol in 2012

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Previewing the bolt-on biobutanol technology that Butamax is expecting to commercialize with corn as a

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Benefits of GE Guidelines for the Algae Industry

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae are an agricultural product and algae producers should consider the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) guidelines developed

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Subsidies Worldwide Reached $57 Billion in 2009, IEA Says

by Alex Morales  (Bloomberg)  Global subsidies for renewable energy totaled $57 billion in 2009, International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol

November 10, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuel Production, Use Lags

by Philip Brasher (Zanesville Times Recorder)  Motorists will use just a fraction of the next-generation biofuels in 2011 that Congress

November 10, 2010 Read Full Article

As Oil Runs Out, Alternative Fuels Need a Boost

by Stephen E.F. Brown (San Francisco Business Times)  Oil supplies are likely to run out 90 years before there are viable

November 10, 2010 Read Full Article

RFA Urges White House to Support Cellulosic Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman   (DomesticFuel.com)   In a letter hand (delivered) to President Obama this week, RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen urged the

November 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Oil Industry Joins Others Attempting to Block E15

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  The oil industry is joining with food manufacturers, livestock producers and fast-food restaurants in

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Brazil Needs $50 Billion To Meet Ethanol Demand By 2015-16

by Tony Danby  (NASDAQ)  Brazil’s ethanol sector needs around $50 billion of new investments by 2015-16 to meet the country’s surging

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Report Slams G-20 Nations on Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by Ben Geman (The Hill)  Two environmental groups are trying to ratchet up pressure on G-20 nations meeting in South Korea

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Biofuel Focus Falls on Next Generations

by Paul Hanley (The StarPhoenix)  …Today, algal growth is being looked at as a new source of biofuel. Biofuel —

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Foodlink Teams with Epiphergy to Turn Its Waste into Ethanol

by Erinn Cain  (Messenger Post)  Foodlink, the regional food bank for Central and Western New York, is teaming up with

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The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota Announces Recommendations for Minnesota’s Forestry Industry

(BioBusiness Alliance)  The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota announces the release of Minnesota’s Forest Biomass Value Chain: A System Dynamics Analysis.

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Russia Could Use Sawdust to Fuel Airplanes

(Ria Novosti)  Russia may start using biofuel made from sawdust to power aircraft, Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov said on Tuesday.

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Singapore Biofuel Plant: Slow Legislation May Impede Biofuel Demand

(Eco-Business.com)  Finland’s Neste Oil – which is in the midst of starting up a $1.2 billion renewable diesel plant here –

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World Biofuel Demand to Reach 121 Million Metric Tons in 2014

(TransWorldNews)  Growth in world biofuel demand will continue to expand at a rapid double-digit annual pace, reaching 121 million metric tons

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POET Biorefining – Caro (Mich.) Helps Bring Two New Ethanol Blender Pumps to Area Drivers

(POET/Renewable Energy World)   Sebewaing, Elkton stations now offering blends of E30, E50, E85 and more POET Biorefining – Caro has

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SG Biofuels and Bunge Form Strategic Alliance to Process Jatropha Seeds Into Sustainable Crude Oil

(PR Newswire)  SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company developing and producing elite seeds of Jatropha, today announced it has established a

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First European Ethanol Swap Traded Against Argus Price

The first Argus-based European ethanol swap was traded November 8, 2010. The December swap for 1,000m3 was sold by AOT

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1st World Congress of Environmental Biotechnology-2011 October 19-22 Dalian, China

  1st World Congress of Environmental Biotechnology-2011    October 19-22  Dalian, China

The World Congress of Environmental Biotechnology-2011 (WCEB-2011) with a theme of “Healthier, Safer, and Environment Friendly” will be held during

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Researchers Find New Switchgrass Virus

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  University of Illinois researchers have confirmed the first report of a potential new virus belonging to the

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Energy Commission Awards $9.6 Million for Electric Vehicles, Biofuels, More

(California Energy Commission)  Hundreds of Jobs Created in California’s Alterative Vehicle and Transportation Fuel Sector The California Energy Commission has

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US to Develop Sugarcane Ethanol Industry

(ITS International)  The first major sugarcane ethanol refinery in the continental United States will be built in the Imperial Valley of

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OriginOil Achieves Hydrogen Production Comparable to Photovoltaics

(Origin Oil)  Research breakthrough points to a highly scalable and renewable source of hydrogen OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough

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Solazyme and Roquette Sign Agreement to Create Global Nutritional Joint Venture

(Solazyme)  Joint Venture will accelerate the Commercialization of Revolutionary Microalgae-Based Healthy Food Ingredients and Oils olazyme, Inc. the California-based leader

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Industrial Biotech World 2011 February 22-24 Amsterdam, Netherlands

  Industrial Biotech World 2011 February 22-24 Amsterdam, Netherlands

The continued development of the biorefinery industry is of critical importance to the move to a bio-based economy, and the

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OBP Presents: Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways November 18 3:00 ET Webinar

  OBP Presents: Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways November 18 3:00 ET Webinar

(US DOE Biomass Program)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Biomass Program is hosting a Webinar on Thursday, November 18,

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Sheetz Creating E-85 ‘Clean Fuel Corridor’

(PRNewswire)  Pennsylvania motorists wishing to use E-85, a cleaner fuel consisting of 85 percent Ethanol, will soon have a more

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Guidance for Boat Owners: E10 and Winterization

(Renewable Fuels Association)  It’s time to take your boat out of the water and store it for the winter months.

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2010 Biomass to Fuels Summit Summarized: Waste Should Not Be Ignored

by Pete Davey (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Scientists, Engineers, Lawyers, Politicians and Businessmen/women alike descended upon Vancouver, WA for the 2010 Biomass

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EU Biofuels Goals May Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Lobby Groups Say

by Alex Morales  (Bloomberg)  Biofuels targets in the European Union could raise emissions of greenhouse gases because forests and wetlands will

November 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Exxon’s SVP Swiger Says Lower Carbon with Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In a keynote speech at this week’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Andy Swiger, senior vice

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Grass Could Turn Toxic Waste into Energy

by Carl Holm  (ABC Science)  A team of Australian and Chinese scientists claims to have pioneered a method to decontaminate polluted

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USDA Looks into Pennycress for Biodiesel

by John Davis (DomesticFuel)   The USDA is looking into turning a common weed into biodiesel. Researchers with the Agricultural Research Service

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Valley Company to Test New Crop for Biofuel

(The Business Journal)  A $2-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) will help to install a testing facility in Hanford

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Ethanol Queries Welcomed

by Diane Krieger Spivak (Post-Tribune)  Earl Powers said he is ready to answer questions regarding his proposed nearly $300 million garbage-to-ethanol

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Cellulosic Biofuel Output Will Lag 2011 Requirements, EIA Forecast Shows

by Andrew Herndon (Bloomberg)  Oil companies won’t be able to get as much cellulosic biofuel as they might need next year,

November 8, 2010 Read Full Article

BP Sees Biofuel Growth from U.S. Grass, Brazil Sugar

by Laura MacInnis   (Reuters)  BP is focusing its biofuel efforts on Brazilian sugar cane and U.S. energy grasses, holding off on

November 8, 2010 Read Full Article

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