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Renewable Fuel Assocation’s Ethanol Industry Outlook 2011 is Available
February 28, 2011 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  The 2011 Ethanol Industry Outlook is now available. The Outlook catalogs the important statistics for America’s domestic ethanol industry while providing the most recent, up-to-date graphs, charts and facts about the production …

Overfertilizing Corn Undermines Ethanol
February 28, 2011 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(ScienceBlog)  …A new paper in today’s online edition of the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology shows how farmers can save money on fertilizer while they improve their production of feedstock for ethanol and alleviate damage to …

American Coalition for Ethanol Webinar on “Capitol Hill Policy Maker Support on Ethanol Issues” March 10 3:00 PM EST
February 28, 2011 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
American Coalition for Ethanol Webinar on “Capitol Hill Policy Maker Support on Ethanol Issues” March 10   3:00 PM EST

The 112th edition of Congress is underway and with over 100 new members entering Capitol Hill this year, ethanol supporters might be wondering how does the new wave in Congress view the industry.
Join Myke Feinman …

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Looks to Expand Biofuels Partnerships
February 28, 2011 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Heather Lammers   (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The scenario for your business dream plays out like this. You have an idea to make a fuel from biomass using a biochemical conversion processes. You and …

America Needs a Choice in Fuel
February 28, 2011 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Kaiser (   …America is addicted to cars.
And why shouldn’t we be? Cars get us where we want to go quickly and safely. Cars offer enjoyment and, like the clothes we wear, can …

USDA Expands Efforts to Develop Crop Insurance for Biofuels Producers
February 28, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced February 25, 2011, that USDA will soon seek proposals to study the feasibility of providing crop insurance to producers of biofuel feedstocks, including corn stover, straw …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Sign MOU to Support Continued Development of Biofuels and Related Products
February 28, 2011 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that he will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage the continued development of bio-based products for energy consumption, animal feed, chemicals and other uses.
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‘Fingerprints’ Match Molecular Simulations with Reality
February 28, 2011 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  A theoretical technique developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing supercomputer simulations and experimental results closer together by identifying common “fingerprints.”
ORNL’s Jeremy Smith collaborated on devising …

Green Diesel Harnesses Swedish Forests
February 28, 2011 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(The Local)  Swedish oil and energy firm Preem has announced the development of the “world’s first” green diesel developed using residue from the Swedish forestry industry.
Describing the development of the product, which hits the market in …

Diversified Technologies’ PEF Pre-Treatment of Algae for Oil Extraction to Help Biorefineries Cut Costs
February 28, 2011 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a low-cost process (patent pending) for the pre-treatment of algae using pulsed electric field (PEF) technology to streamline the extraction of oils from algal cells early in the biorefining process.
The …

Alltech Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity at $200 Million Algae Facility in Kentucky
February 28, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(Alltech)  Alltech, a global leader in natural animal nutrition, cut the ribbon on its $200 million Alltech Algae plant in Winchester, Kentucky. Alltech Algae is a state-of-the-art algae fermentation facility that was acquired in 2010 from …

Ohio FFV Awareness Campaign: What Would You Do For $1,000 of Free Fuel?
February 28, 2011 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(National FFV Awareness Campaign)  What would you do for $1,000 worth of free fuel?  The National FlexFuel Vehicle (FFV) Campaign is betting drivers in Ohio will check their fuel doors, gas caps, and especially their vehicle …

First of Kind, Financing Advanced Bioenergy Pt 3: Dealing with Deal Breakers
February 28, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest)  …In Part 3 titled “Quantifying Risk Using Robust Financial Models”, insights are presented as to the how financial modeling can be used in quantifying risk and identifying “Deal Breakers”. In …

BP Biofuel Breakthrough Imminent
February 28, 2011 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Graham Cooper (  BP is poised for a major advance in its biofuel operations, as it is completing commissioning of the world’s first biobutanol pilot plant and plans to begin full–scale production later this …

Study Confirms Viability of Jatropha Plant Oil for Electric Power Generation and Industrial Heating
February 27, 2011 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(SG Biofuels)  SG Biofuels and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)  released results of a study revealing the performance and emissions benefits of using Jatropha oil as a drop-in replacement for diesel fuel in industrial furnaces used …

Raptor Reveals Algae-Based Jet Fuel Project
February 27, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Raptor Technology Group, Inc., of Groveland, FL, has announced their involvement in an advanced algae-based jet fuel project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), part of the Department of …

A Revised and Expanded Food Dollar Series: A Better Understanding of Our Food Costs
February 27, 2011 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Canning (US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service)  A new ERS food dollar series measures annual expenditures on domestically produced food by individuals living in the United States and provides a detailed answer …

India’s Firm Plans 25,000 Biofuel Jobs in Ghana – UNDP
February 26, 2011 – 9:14 am | No Comment

(GhanaWeb)  Abellon CleanEnergy Ltd., an Indian renewable energy company, plans to create 25,000 jobs in Ghana and build a factory to produce solid biofuels, the United Nations Development Program said.
Ahmedabad-based Abellon will grow crops that …

Next Generation Biofuels March 8, 2011 London, England
February 25, 2011 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Next Generation Biofuels   March 8, 2011   London, England

A comprehensive 1-day introduction to Biofuels from non-food crops and advanced conversion processes.
Designed to be accessible to non-experts and the commercially-minded, this course describes the variety of feedstocks, routes and processes through which biomass can …

Due Diligence: How to Evaluate a Renewable Energy Technology
February 25, 2011 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (R Squared/Consumer Energy Report)  …When I am asked to comment on a press release, I try to be cautious with my opinions until I have peeled the onion a bit. There are …

Report Criticises the UK over Its Refusal to Earmark EU ETS Carbon Revenues for Financing Green Projects
February 25, 2011 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  According to a report by carbon offsetting company Carbon Retirement, the United Kingdom has earned more than one billion euros ($1.35bn) from the auction of EU Allowances since its first auction in Phase II …

Is It Time for an Oil Tax?
February 25, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Henry Blodget (Huffington Post) …Over the long term, of course, given a finite supply of oil and ever-increasing demand for it, oil prices are going to keep on rising. And remaining in denial about …

DuPont Exec: Company to Become Renewables ‘Powerhouse’ by 2015
February 25, 2011 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig Binetti told attendees of a recent clean technology conference that DuPont expects the biofuels industry worldwide to grow by $25 billion in the next …

Enzyme Cocktail Could Eliminate a Step in Biofuel Process
February 25, 2011 – 9:07 am | No Comment

(Virginia Tech/EurekAlert)  Conversion of biomass to fuel requires several steps: chemical pretreatment to break up the biomass – often dilute (sulfuric) acid, detoxification to remove the toxic chemicals required in pretreatment, and microbial fermentation to …

Clinton Warns of Biofuel Impact on Poor
February 25, 2011 – 8:54 am | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Former President Bill Clinton sounded a warning today on the impact that biofuels can have on global food prices and political stability. “We have to become energy independent but …

City Gets First Commercial Biodiesel Unit
February 25, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment

(Express News Service)  The first commercial biodiesel unit owned by Eco Green Fuels Pvt Ltd was launched here (Bangalore)  on Sunday (February 20, 2011). Inaugurating the plant, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and BJP national …

Government Looking at Retail Sale of Biodiesel
February 25, 2011 – 8:41 am | No Comment

by Inderia Saunders (The Nassau Guardian)  The official opening of Bahamas Waste’s biodiesel plant, which produces the fuel for wholesale distribution, is sparking other developments in the industry, with government officials indicating plans to offer …

SmartFlow Technologies Awarded Contract for Advanced Solids Separation and Cell Concentration at INEOS Bio’s First Commercial-Scale Advanced Bio-Energy Facility
February 25, 2011 – 8:34 am | No Comment

(SmartFlow Technologies)  SmartFlow Technologies announces that it will supply its advanced continuous processing solids separation and cell concentration systems to INEOS New Planet BioEnergy for use in their commercial-scale advanced bio-energy facility, the first to …

First of Kind: Financing Advanced Biorefineries, Part II
February 25, 2011 – 8:23 am | 2 Comments

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest)  In Part I of this three part article titled“On Identifying Risks”, discussions were included that focused upon the high risk nature of advanced bio-refinery  projects, why financing is hard to obtain what …

Grassley and Ethanol: Industry Loses Key Ally in Deficit Battle
February 24, 2011 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Phil Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Cutting the deficit is more important than protecting the ethanol industry if it comes to that, says Sen. Chuck Grassley, long the biofuel industry’s most powerful ally in Congress.
Grassley …

BioVerde to Buy Biodiesel Technology from Integral Bioenergies
February 24, 2011 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

By Joao Oliveira  (Bloomberg)  BioVerde Industria e Comercio de Biocombustiveis SA signed a cooperation agreement with Spain’s Integral Bioenergies Systems, S.L. to produce biodiesel derived from animal and vegetable oil and increase margins by reducing its dependence …

American Jianye Greentech Holdings Expands Into Alcohol-Based Biodiesel Production With Plan Approval For 200,000 Metric Ton Plant
February 24, 2011 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(GlobeNewsWire)  American Jianye Greentech Holdings, Ltd. , a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of alcohol-based automobile fuel and civil-use fuel in China, today announced that AJGH has received approval to undertake a new project in alcohol-based …

Funding Boost for Biofuel Development in Wales
February 24, 2011 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Emily Thomas  (Energy Saving Trust)  Scientists in West Wales and the Valleys looking to develop biofuels from locally grown plant crops have been given a funding boost of £20 million from the Welsh Assembly.
Aberystwyth …

Amyris Technology Performs Successfully at Industrial Scale
February 24, 2011 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Amyris, Inc.)  Amyris, Inc., announced that it has completed multiple runs of its fermentation process using Amyris engineered yeast to produce Biofene™, Amyris renewable farnesene, in 100,000 and 200,000 liter capacity fermentors. These runs were …

“First of Kind” – the Financing of Advanced Bio-Refineries, Part I
February 24, 2011 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest)  …The purpose of this three-part article is to provide project sponsors and developers of advanced bio-refinery projects with information and guidance in order to improve their prospects for obtaining project …

NOVA What’s the Next Big Thing? Profile: Jay Keasling
February 24, 2011 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

Jay Keasling grew up isolated from the world of science on his family’s farm in Nebraska. But perseverance, a love of the outdoors, and a passion for engineering all helped him become a pioneer in …

The Magoo Congress
February 24, 2011 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The response to all this worry over oil? The United States House of Representatives in a new series of measures  just passed, is doing its level best to ensure the …

Local View: Ethanol Makes Sense Only in Fantasy World
February 24, 2011 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by William R. Stone, Jr. (Journal Star) …As an old ranch hand, I’ve never made much of being an environmentalist, but I support protecting the environment more than most of the rabid environmentalists I’ve met. …

Biofuel Dreams Running on Vapor
February 24, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Dan Chapman (AJC/Atlanta Business News)  …One day, the dreamers said, Georgia would turn corn, pine trees, yeast, soy beans, peanut shells — any rapidly grown feed stock — into gasoline for cars or diesel …

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Expands Its Feedstock Radius after Study
February 24, 2011 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Sue Roesler  (Farm & Ranch Guide)  …The biomass refinery would be a part of Dakota Spirit AgEnergy LLC and would be located next to the Cargill barley malting plant and the Great River Energy …

E85 Offered at Sheetz
February 24, 2011 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(SWVA Today)  At the beginning of February, the Sheetz in Wytheville became one of seven Sheetz in the country to offer the corn-based fuel.
In fact, according to the U.S. Department of energy, there are only …

INTERVIEW-Mideast Unrest Shows Need for Alternative Fuels-Mabus
February 24, 2011 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Shalal-Esa   (Reuters)   Oil price rises spurred by spreading unrest in the Middle East underscore why the U.S. military should reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, said U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
Every $10 increase …

DF Cast: Study Shows E15 OK in Older Vehicles
February 24, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by John Davis  (   …In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we listen in to part of the presentation by Ricardo, an internationally recognized automotive and engineering firm, at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, …

Mideast Turmoil Hits U.S. Wallets
February 24, 2011 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by General Wesley Clark (Politico) …How long chaos continues in that critical corner of that world remains unknown. But one thing is certain: As long as there is chaos and fears of access to Mid …

Use Bio-Fuel Car, Gadkari Tells Yeddyurappa
February 24, 2011 – 10:43 am | No Comment

(The Hindu)  Bangalore: Karnataka’s first-ever commercial bio-diesel production unit installed by Eco Green Fuels Private Limited was inaugurated by the Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari at Peenya here on Sunday.
Hailing the efforts, Mr. Gadkari, …

Abercrombie Introduces Biodiesel Crop Research Project
February 23, 2011 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Lance Cpl. Vanessa American Horse  (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System)  A project that is expected to help reduce dependence on fossil fuels kicked off here (Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay) Feb. 4.
The 24-month research …

US Agency Studying Proposal to Allow Canola Biodiesel Imports
February 23, 2011 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  The Environmental Protection Agency is studying a proposal by the US biodiesel industry to allow imports of Canadian canola-based biodiesel into the US.
“The question is always of what feedstock the biodiesel is made of,” …

Veteran Lawmakers, State Ag Leaders, Renowned Academic, Military Experts Join 25x’25 Steering Committee in Push to Reframe U.S. Energy Discussion
February 23, 2011 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Nationally recognized and respected leaders in federal agricultural and energy policy, state energy policies, research, and military applications of renewable energy have accepted positions on the 25x’25 National Steering Committee.
New members include …

Why We Still Don’t Know How Much Money Goes to Fossil Energy
February 23, 2011 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Mike Casey (Renewable Energy World)  The national conversation about wasteful welfare for highly profitable dirty energy corporations has gone from the dramatic statement by the Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency that fossil fuel …

E-15 for NASCAR: Facts are Facts: Dealing with Biofuel Controversies
February 23, 2011 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Part II: An Interview with Mike Lynch, Managing Director of NASCAR’s Green Initiative
When we met with Mike Lynch last week at Daytona Speedway we spoke with him about …

Ethanol Lowers Food Costs
February 23, 2011 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Orrie Swayze (Ag Week)  America’s corn crop is a miracle crop that, on a sustainable, per-acre basis, grows three times as much grain and creates three times as much soil organic matter by capturing three …

US Needs Uniform Standard for Higher Ethanol Blends – Official
February 23, 2011 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(ICIS)  The US needs a uniform standard for the roll-out of higher ethanol blends, a government official said on Tuesday, citing rules in several states that cap ethanol blending at 10%.
Some states limit blending at 10%, even …

CARB Tackling Crude Oil’s Carbon Intensity in LCFS
February 23, 2011 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (  …(S)till under fire is CARB’s final ruling on the carbon intensity levels given for ethanol and biodiesel. When CARB determined the original levels of corn ethanol, it essentially barred the fuel …

National Security Leaders, CEOs Call for Action to Reduce California Oil Dependence
February 23, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(CalSTEP)  Former Sec Shultz and Panel Cite Skyrocketing State Oil Imports, Price Shocks, Federal Inaction in Report
A diverse group of leaders, including President Reagan’s Secretary of State, released a report today that said California would …

Obama Stands Behind Plan to End Tax Breaks for Industry
February 23, 2011 – 10:06 am | No Comment

(Fuel Fix)  President Barack Obama today defended his plan to raise tens of billions of dollars for the federal government by axing tax incentives long enjoyed by the oil and gas industry.
Congress has already rejected two …

Genetically Modified Prairie Grass Yields Cheaper, More Abundant Ethanol
February 23, 2011 – 9:55 am | No Comment

By Elizabeth Lopatto (Bloomberg)  Switchgrass, the prairie plant that once fueled the buffalo herds of the American Great Plains, may one day fill automobile tanks in a bioengineered form that’s cheaper and yields more ethanol than …

Shell, Brazil’s Cosan Form $12 Billion Ethanol Unit
February 23, 2011 – 9:38 am | No Comment

(Google/AFP) Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell and Brazilian sugar-production group Cosan said Monday they were forming one of the biggest joint ethanol fuel ventures in the world, with an estimated market value of $12 billion.
The new entity, …

Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative Workshop April 25-26, 2011 McLean, VA
February 23, 2011 – 9:19 am | No Comment
Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative Workshop   April 25-26, 2011  McLean, VA

The Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) will conduct a workshop April 25-26, 2011 in McLean, VA to help discover emerging technologies relevant to the United States Navy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy. The workshop will …

Study Confirms Viability of Jatropha Plant Oil for Electric Power Generation and Industrial Heating
February 23, 2011 – 9:10 am | No Comment

(SG Biofuels)  SG Biofuels and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) today released results of a study revealing the performance and emissions benefits of using Jatropha oil as a drop-in replacement for diesel fuel in industrial furnaces …

Wall Street Journal Bigotry, Lies and Abuse of Power or a “Range Fiasco”?
February 23, 2011 – 9:04 am | No Comment

by Vinod Khosla (GreenTechMedia)  Mr. Khosla comes out swinging at the Wall Street Journal’s take on Range Fuels and biofuels.
…Regarding certain “facts” in the editorial, “The Range Fuels Fiasco” (Review & Outlook, Feb. 10):
The WSJ …

Abengoa to Build Ethanol Plant
February 23, 2011 – 8:40 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Technology provider for the energy and environment sectors Abengoa will implement its enzymatic hydrolysis process technology to produce bioethanol at a commercial-scale in the US.
The news comes after the company’s second generation bioethanol …

70,000 Americans Directly Involved in Ethanol Production, Distribution
February 23, 2011 – 8:35 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  While the rest of the economy slowly recovers, American ethanol production has been an economic success story. With ethanol plants operating and being built in 29 states, the economic benefits of domestic …

One Dozen Algal Biofuels Companies, Three Strategies, Will Reach Commercial Scale
February 23, 2011 – 8:22 am | No Comment

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets Online/Biofuels Digest)  …Digest columnist Will Thurmond released Algae 2020, Vol. 2  highlighting why some algae companies will be winners and some will be losers bringing their product from pilot to …

ROI, Not IOU: Why Federal Investments in Energy Technologies Will Grow Our Economy
February 23, 2011 – 8:16 am | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …(T)argeted investments in clean energy technologies like advanced biofuels, including those derived from algae, will grow our country’s economy, foster the creation of new industries, create tens of …

Ethanol is ‘Good, Good, Good,’ Grassley Says
February 22, 2011 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Courtney Blanchard   (Telegraph Herald)  Senator rejects new criticism of U.S. ethanol policy that comes after reports of low corn reserves.
Near record-high corn prices and the lowest reserves in 15 years have reinvigorated the …

Brazilian Ethanol Is the Best Hope for Replacing Oil, Says BP’s Bob Dudley
February 22, 2011 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Robin Yapp   (The Telegraph)  Ethanol derived from Brazilian sugar-cane offers the best hope of replacing oil as the world’s main source of fuel when it runs out, according to Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive.
He said …

Ethanol Summit 2011 June 6-7, 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil
February 22, 2011 – 4:42 pm | No Comment
Ethanol Summit 2011  June 6-7, 2011  Sao Paulo, Brazil

The third edition of one of the world’s top events dedicated to renewable energies, with special focus on ethanol and other sugarcane by-products, is confirmed for June 6th and 7th. The Ethanol Summit, launched in …

1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts July 17-20, 2011 St. Louis, MO
February 22, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts   July 17-20, 2011   St. Louis, MO

The 1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides a new level of direct interaction between the leaders in the scientific field, the strategic partners and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed …

Austin Peay State University Professor and Students Author Paper on Groundbreaking Biofuel Research
February 22, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Clarksville Online)  …Dr. Sergi Markov, associate professor of biology at Austin Peay State University, has an idea that could help push the alternative fuel race to new levels of possibility. For the last several years, Markov …

Ethanol Is Valuable State Crop, Group Says
February 22, 2011 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Ashland Current)  A recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the total value of Wisconsin crops rose by more than $1 billion dollars last year to $4.8 billion, up from $3.5 billion …

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Latest B20 Biodiesel Fuel Quality Results
February 22, 2011 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Teresa Alleman, a senior chemist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., presented the latest biodiesel quality survey results at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo this week—and the results …

Katter Urges Union to Save Sugar Industry
February 22, 2011 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(The Age)  Federal independent MP Bob Katter has urged the Australian Workers’ Union to help save Queensland’s sugar industry from ruin by campaigning for wider ethanol use.
“At this point of time in Queensland, the sugar …

Bio-Ethanol from Cashew Apple
February 22, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Deccan Herald)  Horticulture Research Station waiting nod from Varsity
The Horticulture Research Station in Ullal has submitted a proposal to the  Horticulture University in Bagalkot to prepare bio-ethanol from cashew apple, said Station Head Dr Lakshman.
Speaking …

Posco and LanzaTech to Collaborate on Renewable Energy
February 22, 2011 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(LanzaTech)  LanzaTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with Posco, one of the largest steel producers in the world, covering the implementation of its gas fermentation technology to convert the steel maker’s flue gases to ethanol and other …

Frustration, under the Optimism and Hoopla of the National Biodiesel Conference
February 22, 2011 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biofuels Digest)  …Walking the floor at the NBB last week, speaking with exhibitors, buyers and sellers, and the broad Biodiesel community in general, one topic was raised time and again: the parlous …

The Green Machine: Algae Clean Wastewater, Convert to Biodiesel
February 22, 2011 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Susan Gawlowicz  (Rochester Institute of Technology)  …Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from microalgae grown in wastewater. The project is doubly “green” because algae consume nitrates and phosphates and reduce bacteria …

W2 Energy Begins Construction of 2nd Generation SunFilter Algae Bioreactor
February 22, 2011 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(W2 Energy, Inc./MarketWire)  W2 Energy, Inc., is pleased to announce that the SunFilter algae bioreactor has been up and running successfully for over 15 months, growing algae on a steady diet of air and carbon …

S.S. Lootah to Introduce Compact Biodiesel Processor to UAE
February 22, 2011 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Zawya)  The UAE-based conglomerate S.S. Lootah Group will introduce biodiesel processor known as the Biobot to the UAE, in cooperation with UK- based Practical Energy Solutions. The compact processor is fitted with a unique feature that …

Joule on Pace to Produce Solar Fuels at Productivities Far Exceeding Those of All Known Biofuel Processes
February 22, 2011 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(Joule)  Peer-reviewed article addresses the advances made by Joule to achieve direct, continuous conversion of solar energy to renewable diesel at 15,000 gallons/acre/year
Joule Unlimited, Inc., pioneer of Liquid Fuel from the Sun™, today supported the high-productivity …

Pulp Non-Fiction: Biofuels a Ray of Sunshine in a Gloomy Season
February 22, 2011 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the pulp and paper industry reels from the internet’s impact, biofuels and renewable chemicals are offering value-adds, waste remediation, and new markets
In Florida, the affable Rod Young, perhaps the …

Bad Time to Kill E15, Retired Navy Leader Says
February 22, 2011 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Looker (  On a day when Libya teeters on the brink of civil war and cuts oil production, Retired Vice Admiral Denny McGinn takes little comfort from an announcement by the remaining members …

A Billion Tons of Biomass a Viable Goal, but at High Price, New Research Shows
February 22, 2011 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Phil Ciciora (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  A team of researchers led by Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois, shows that very high biomass prices would be needed in …

Biofuel Crops to Fall within Assurance Chain
February 22, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Julian Gairdner (Farmers Weekly Interactive)  Grain destined for the biofuel chain looks set to fall within farm assurance following negotiations between Assured Food Standards, the NFU and the European Commission.
Ensuring there was a single assurance programme …

Biofuel Plant to Use Cooking Waste
February 22, 2011 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Gavan Gideon  (Yale Daily News)  Leftover cooking oil from (Yale) University dining halls will soon contribute to an expanding renewable energy industry.
Connecticut-based Greenleaf Biofuels is planning construction of a biodiesel production facility in New …

Optimized Catalyst for Biomass Gasification for Production of Synthetic Fuels
February 22, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  A team from the Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Gas Hydrate, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences reports on a pilot-scale biomass-gasification-reforming system with optimized catalyst to produce …

Fishers Want Bioethanol Farms Dismantled
February 22, 2011 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Gerry Albert Corpuz and John Llyod Hoffman  (All Voices)  The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday urged Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto to dismantle the 23 bioethanol farms …

Blame it on Biofuels: The Same Old Food vs Fuel Argument Is Back Again and Just as Irrelevant as Last Time
February 22, 2011 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …(M)ost of the food vs fuel stories archived on the web were dated either 2008 or 2011, and that many seemed remarkably similar. That’s when it dawned on me …

Government Hands May Be Tied on Ethanol: USDA Official
February 22, 2011 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Ayesha Rascoe  (Reuters)  …”The fact is the industry has pretty much been built,” USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber told reporters on the sidelines of a Commodity Markets Council conference. “This isn’t a question of …

Chromatin’s Sorghum Hybrids Top in Biomass Yield, Energy and Sugar Content
February 22, 2011 – 10:55 am | No Comment

(Chromatin/BusinessWire)   Chromatin, Inc., announced that its sorghum hybrids showed top performance in its 2010 biomass and sugar testing programs when compared to other materials from public, private, and commercial sorghum collections.
In the first trial, …

Texas A&M Dining Takes Sustainability To The Next Level
February 22, 2011 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Texas A&M University)  Sustainability is more than a buzz word with Texas A&M University Dining, which partners with Terrabon, Inc. to collect post- consumer food scraps from the two biggest dining centers on campus for use in …

UK’s Carbon Trust Funding Cut by 40%
February 22, 2011 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Damian Carrington  (The Guardian)  Cuts to the government’s low-carbon agency will cancel grants to biofuel projects and cause dozens of redundancies
The government’s leading low-carbon agency has had its funding cut by 40%, causing the …

Jamaica Looks at Castor Oil as a Biofuel
February 22, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Information Service)  A $10.3 million research partnership agreement for a small scale biodiesel pilot project, using Jamaican oilseed bearing plants to produce fuel, was signed Friday February 11 between the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s …

Bill Requiring Increased Use of Biodiesel Sparks Dispute
February 22, 2011 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Cy Ryan  (Las Vegas Sun)  Truckers would be required to use 10 percent biodiesel in their fuel under a bill introduced in the Senate, which is already sparking a disagreement.
Paul Enos, representing the Nevada …

Biodiesel Boom Catches Drivers In Grease Trap
February 22, 2011 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jeffrey Ball (Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch)  …It takes grit to be a greaser: Stalwarts must recruit restaurants as back-alley sources, filter the smelly liquid in the garage or backyard, and modify a vehicle with a …

Boeing Hopes Biofuel Market-Ready By 2015
February 22, 2011 – 9:32 am | No Comment

by George Tibbits (AP/   Boeing Co. hopes aviation biofuels will be practical for the market by around 2015, but it’s going to take a lot of work.
Richard Wynne, Boeing Commercial Airplane’s director of environment …

The Money Identity, the Bond Supremacy, the Washington Ultimatum: Biofuels and Loan Guarantees
February 22, 2011 – 9:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Essentially, despite rising banking sector profits and good results from stress tests, the bank financing market has not returned for biofuels – the financing source for whom the USDA loan …

Gearing up for Bagasse
February 21, 2011 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  KL Energy Corp. is preparing to validate its modified process technology to turn sugarcane bagasse into ethanol.
As the bitter winter turns to spring in the tiny town of Upton, …

Iran Produces Biodiesel Fuel
February 21, 2011 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Trend)  Iranian experts and scientists for the first time managed to produce biodiesel fuel using the oil extracted from Jatropha curcas plant cultivated in Southern Iran, FARS news agency reported.
“Iran could produce biodiesel fuel through …

Burdekin Council Approves $200m Ethanol Plant
February 21, 2011 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Natalie Poyhonen (ABC News)  The Burdekin Shire Council has given the final approval for the creation of a $200 million ethanol plant at Mona Park, near Home Hill in north Queensland.
The Austcane Energy project …

VIASPACE Reports Independent Test Results for Giant King Grass as Feedstock for Renewable Bio Ethanol and Other Cellulosic Biofuels
February 21, 2011 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(Viaspace/PRNewsWire)   High Per-Acre Productivity of Giant King Grass Promises 40% Reduction in Biofuel Feedstock Costs
VIASPACE Inc., and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc., reported results of recent independent testing of Giant King Grass as a feedstock …

Algae Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World
February 21, 2011 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …From the low points like the closure of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Aquatic Species Program to highs like 2009′s “Summer of Algae”, aquatic organisms from cyanobacteria to …

Development of Measurements and Standards for Biofuels
February 21, 2011 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(National Institute of Standards and Technology)  With concerns over the limited supply of non-renewable forms of energy, there is growing interest in renewable sources of energy such as biofuels. The change to renewable energy, however, …

Farmers, Militants Protest Bioethanol Project in Isabela
February 21, 2011 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Villamor Visaya Jr.  (Inquirer Northern Luzon)  Some 400 farmers and activists on Tuesday staged a protest march to oppose the construction of a bioethanol plant here, a project that is supported by the provincial government.
Diony …

Malthusiasm Returns: Is It “Food vs Fuel”, or “Progress vs Same as It Ever Was”
February 21, 2011 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The dialogue over the opportunities for biofuels continues to veer, as ever, away from the technology itself, or any emission-reducing or security-enhancing attributes of the fuel – and comes down …

Central Agricultural Research Center Tests Rotation Merits of Oilseed, Pulse Crops
February 21, 2011 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Terri Adams (The Prairie Star)  The Central Agriculture Research Center (CARC) near Moccasin, Mont., uses 600 acres of land to test cropping systems, plant varieties, soil fertilities and other issues that affect producers in …

Challenges for Biofuels: Not Just Technical Hurdles To Overcome
February 21, 2011 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)  That is the promise of advanced biofuels and the focus to date has been on the technological challenges of producing high quality biofuels in a way …

Excellent Results from Biofuel Trial Involving Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport, and Proventia: Significantly Reduced Local Emissions
February 21, 2011 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil Corporation)  A three-year biofuel trial organized by Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), and Proventia has recently been completed, and the results have confirmed that Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel can significantly reduce …

Seventh U.S. Patent Issued to Dyadic International
February 21, 2011 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

(Dyadic)  Dyadic International, Inc., a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein products and solutions for the bioenergy, industrial enzyme and biopharmaceutical industries, announced today that it …

Solazyme, Qantas Sign Aviation Biofuels Development Partnership
February 21, 2011 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Solazyme announced that it has begun a collaboration with Qantas, to pursue the potential for commercial production of Solazyme’s microbial derived aviation fuel, Solajet, in Australia. This represents the first …

House Turns against Ethanol in E15 Votes
February 21, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(Des Moines Register)   The U.S. House has rebuffed key initiatives to expand the market for corn ethanol, a sign that the industry’s once legendary political clout is weakening with the conservative gains in Congress.
The …

USDA Approves Corn Amylase Trait for Enogen(TM)
February 21, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment


First corn output trait for ethanol industry
Enables ethanol industry to improve efficiency and profitability
Significant environmental benefits

Syngenta announced February 11, 2011,  it has received full deregulation for its corn amylase trait from the U.S. Department of …

Blender Pumps Fuel Ethanol Growth
February 21, 2011 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Candace Krebs  (  Since Stratton Equity Co-op installed Colorado’s first “blender pump” offering a range of ethanol based fuels last April, interest has slowly been rising, right on track with national ethanol usage overall.
“We’ve …

Buick Regal Turbo Gets Industry-First Turbo Direct-Injected Engine with Flex-Fuel Capability
February 21, 2011 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(General Motors)  The 2011 Buick Regal Turbo is the first direct-injected turbocharged production car capable of running on any blend of gasoline or E85 ethanol, joining more than 5 million flex-fuel models General Motors has …

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit: Conference Report
February 21, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On February 10 & 11, about 120 participants gathered in chilly Chicago for the first Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit presented by the British firm, Eye for Energy.  …

Jatropha – Green Biodiesel from African Tree
February 21, 2011 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Bård Amundsen/Else Lie. Translation: Darren McKellep/Carol B. Eckmann(The Research Council of Norway)   Jatropha has been championed as a major environmental opportunity for developing countries with a semi-arid climate and marginal soil. Scientist Karl Hilding …

UK Wheat Crop Can Expand to Meet Food and Fuel Demand
February 21, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Nigel Hunt (Reuters)  * UK wheat yields seen having potential to rise
* EU biofuel expansion seen mainly based on bioethanol
* Higher percentage of equity used in financing project
Britain can grow enough wheat to supply …

Scania Receives Large Order for Biofuel Buses in Sweden
February 21, 2011 – 9:40 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire)  Scania  has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige. By ordering buses that run on biofuels, the company strengthens its position in sustainable urban transport.
The delivery to Keolis consists …

ADM to Invest in Sustainable Palm Production in Brazil
February 21, 2011 – 9:34 am | No Comment

(ADM)  Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced plans to invest in sustainable palm production in Brazil. Spanning five years, the ADM investment will encompass approximately 12,000 hectares of palm production in the state …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Create Jobs and New Economic Opportunities for Rural Residents
February 21, 2011 – 9:26 am | No Comment

(USDA) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 16 projects in 10 states for funding to create jobs and provide new economic opportunities. The projects are being funded through the Rural Economic Development Loan …

Renewable Energy – Australia Could Lead The World : WWF
February 21, 2011 – 9:16 am | No Comment

(Energy Matters)   A major study released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says Australia has the potential to meet all its energy needs from renewable energy sources, and it could do it …

Jatoil Reaches Shipping Milestone
February 21, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  On 3 February 2011 energy company Jatoil achieved production of 200 tonnes of crude jatropha oil, all of which will be shipped and used as feedstock for biojet aviation fuel for use by …

Railways to Set up Four Biodiesel Plants
February 21, 2011 – 8:53 am | No Comment

(Economic Times/India Times)  In one of the biggest initiatives for bio-fuel production in the country, Indian Railways is poised to set up four bio-diesel plants costing about Rs 120 crore.
While two bio-diesel esterification plants are …

The Truth about 2011
February 21, 2011 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …“If weather blesses the world with bountiful crops in 2011,” writes Economic Times commodities editor Nidhi Nath Srinivas, “and that’s a giant if, they will first replenish exhausted stocks … Podcast with GM’s Coleman Jones on GM’s 2011 B20 Pickup Trucks Announced Feb. 8
February 21, 2011 – 8:43 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  General Motors Announced Feb. 8 at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Conference in Dallas, TX, that pickup trucks in 2011 will be capable of using B20 biodiesel blends.
BioFuels Journal interviewed GM’s Dr. Coleman Jones, …

Nation’s Advanced Biofuel to Break Records This Year
February 21, 2011 – 8:43 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PRNewsWire)   The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo wraps up today leaving attendees with many reasons why the future is bright for biodiesel. 2011 promises to set a record pace for biodiesel. Here’s …

E15 for NASCAR: Cellulosic Ethanol is on the Table
February 19, 2011 – 2:54 pm | One Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Part I: An Interview with Mike Lynch, Managing Director of NASCAR’s Green Initiative When millions of people watch the NASCAR Daytona 500 this Sunday they will see all …

25x’25 Offers New Food-versus-Fuel Information FAQ
February 18, 2011 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Last week, USDA reported that surplus corn stocks have hit their lowest point since 1995 and corn prices have risen from $3.50 per bushel in July 2010, to $6.10 in January 2011. …

Advanced Ethanol Leaders Join RFA to Form New Advocacy Council
February 18, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  Cutting edge leaders in the world’s advanced ethanol industry announced today that they are coming together in conjunction with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to form the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC). The …

GM CEO Akerson Says ‘Doors Open’ to Alternative Energy
February 18, 2011 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woodyard (USA Today)  Just because General Motors (GM) is touting its Chevrolet Volt electric car technology, it hasn’t stopped pursuing other energy alternatives, from hydrogen fuel cells to natural gas, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson …

2 Studies Target Sticking Points, Gaps in Life-Cycle Calculations of Biofuels
February 18, 2011 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Jenny Mandel (New York Times/Greenwire)  Conducting in-depth life-cycle assessments of the environmental impacts of biofuels is complicated, and new research suggests some questions in comparing biofuels to alternatives like petroleum-based fuels will never be …

American Ethanol Has NASCAR Racing Partner
February 18, 2011 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  American Ethanol has entered into a sponsor partnership with Richard Childress Racing and its No. 33 Chevrolet driver, Clint Bowyer, for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
American Ethanol will be the …

Top Dems Call on House GOP to Eliminate Oil Industry Tax Breaks
February 18, 2011 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)  Top Senate Democrats are calling on House Republicans to agree to a plan to eliminate oil industry tax breaks as a means of reducing the deficit.
The proposal comes as House …

DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches One-Stop Shop Biofuels Website
February 18, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a new interactive website meant to integrate a wide variety of data and resources related to bioenergy in an attempt …

Echols Hopes Discussions Will Spur Ideas on Alternative-Fuel Vehicles
February 18, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Walter Jones (Morris News Service/The Augusta Chronicle)  Georgia’s rookie state energy regulator is crossing the state in search of ideas for making the roads more friendly to cars and trucks that run on electricity, …

Ethanol Gets Seat on California LCFS Panel
February 18, 2011 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (   Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper has been selected to represent the ethanol industry on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Low Carbon Fuels …

Biofuel Startup Launches Chemical Side Business
February 18, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Nathalie Weinstein (Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon)  Research into sugar-based biofuels requires sugar not sold at a grocery store.
Corvallis start-up Trillium FiberFuels for the last five years has been developing cellulosic ethanol technology that uses xylose, …

5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry June 21-23, 2011 Washington, DC
February 18, 2011 – 10:24 am | No Comment
5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry    June 21-23, 2011   Washington, DC

From fundamental research to practical applications and commercialization—you will find it here at the premier meeting place for green chemistry and engineering.
One location, three days, more than twenty technical sessions ares and a full day of …

15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference June 21-23, 2011 Washington, DC
February 18, 2011 – 10:20 am | No Comment
15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference   June 21-23, 2011    Washington, DC

From fundamental research to practical applications and commercialization—you will find it here at the premier meeting place for green chemistry and engineering.
One location, three days, more than twenty technical sessions ares and a full day of …

Arizona Would Be Perfect Place to Farm Algae for Biofuel, Experts Say
February 18, 2011 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Tara Alatorre   (Cronkite News)  …Bruce Rittman, director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, said in a telephone interview that he thinks the technology needed to mass-produce …

Big Ambitions, Tiny Budget for Navy’s Alternative Energy Researchers
February 18, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Annie Snider (New York Times/Greenwire)  The Navy Research Laboratory’s alternative energy projects — each costing less than $500,000 — are modest ventures that barely register in the Pentagon’s gargantuan budget.    But if history’s …

Action This Day: Concerted Industry Action May Avert Biofuels Policy Peril
February 17, 2011 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, there’s chaos this week, as members of the House of Representatives offer dozens, if not hundreds, of amendments to the continuing budget resolution designed to keep the government …

Off into the Wild, Green Yonder
February 17, 2011 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(The Economist)  SPOOKED by the spike in oil prices in 2008 and warily eyeing the latest spurt in fuel charges, airlines have noted that the costs of not going green are growing. In particular, they fret …

From Farm to Fuel to a NASCAR Track
February 17, 2011 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Transitioning to unleaded gasoline at NASCAR occurred only a few years ago.  NASCAR race cars still use carburetors without fuel injection.  The move to Sunoco Green E15 represents an …

Strategy is Key in 2011
February 17, 2011 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Mike Neff (Athlon Sports)  …E15 fuel and the resulting change in fueling rigs, the elimination of the catch can man and stricter limits on tires during the race will have an impact on what …

Officials Certify First Aircraft for Biofuel Usage
February 15, 2011 – 6:53 am | No Comment

by Maj. Richelle Dowdell  (US Air Force)  The C-17 Globemaster III was recently certified for unlimited usage of hydroprocessed blended biofuels known as hydrotreated renewable jet fuels, officials said here Feb. 9.
“This certification marks the Air …

OriginOil to Help Mexico Industrialize its Algae Production
February 15, 2011 – 6:39 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Government-funded ‘Manhattan Project’ to pursue aggressive national jet fuels goal
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, has agreed to …

Shell Future Energy Scenarios: ‘Zone Of Uncertainty’ Ahead
February 14, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Royal Dutch Shell)  Shell, February 14, 2011, published Signals and Signposts – a report into future energy scenarios which offers a deeper understanding of global developments and the world’s energy supply, use and needs. They help us …

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon Say E15 Good for the USA, Good for the Environment
February 13, 2011 – 8:56 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Use of E15 in NASCAR vehicles is so new that Top NASCAR drivers, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., are still giving pretty much unpackaged, sincerely candid answers …

The Other Big Issue in Scaling Up: Land Use Permission
February 13, 2011 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Al Maiorino (Public Strategy Group/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Despite the fact that the new plant would generate clean energy, increase the tax revenue and improve the local economy, the community doesn’t seem to understand these …

Growing Biofuel Crops in Unusual Places
February 13, 2011 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University researchers are finding new locations to grow crops used for biofuel.
The land they’ve identified might surprise some because it’s right next to where the fuel is being used.
Dennis Pennington, …