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Renewable Fuel Assocation's Ethanol Industry Outlook 2011 is Available

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Overfertilizing Corn Undermines Ethanol

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

American Coalition for Ethanol Webinar on “Capitol Hill Policy Maker Support on Ethanol Issues” March 10 3:00 PM EST

  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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Looks to Expand Biofuels Partnerships

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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

America Needs a Choice in Fuel

by Andrew Kaiser (OregonLive.com)   …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,

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Expands Efforts to Develop Crop Insurance for Biofuels Producers

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Sign MOU to Support Continued Development of Biofuels and Related Products

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

‘Fingerprints’ Match Molecular Simulations with Reality

(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.”

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Diesel Harnesses Swedish Forests

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Diversified Technologies' PEF Pre-Treatment of Algae for Oil Extraction to Help Biorefineries Cut Costs

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Alltech Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity at $200 Million Algae Facility in Kentucky

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Ohio FFV Awareness Campaign: What Would You Do For $1,000 of Free Fuel?

(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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

First of Kind, Financing Advanced Bioenergy Pt 3: Dealing with Deal Breakers

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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

BP Biofuel Breakthrough Imminent

by Graham Cooper (OilPrice.com)  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

February 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Confirms Viability of Jatropha Plant Oil for Electric Power Generation and Industrial Heating

(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

February 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Raptor Reveals Algae-Based Jet Fuel Project

(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),

February 27, 2011 Read Full Article

A Revised and Expanded Food Dollar Series: A Better Understanding of Our Food Costs

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

February 27, 2011 Read Full Article

India’s Firm Plans 25,000 Biofuel Jobs in Ghana – UNDP

(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.

February 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Next Generation Biofuels March 8, 2011 London, England

  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

February 25, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Due Diligence: How to Evaluate a Renewable Energy Technology

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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Report Criticises the UK over Its Refusal to Earmark EU ETS Carbon Revenues for Financing Green Projects

(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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Is It Time for an Oil Tax?

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.

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont Exec: Company to Become Renewables 'Powerhouse' by 2015

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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Enzyme Cocktail Could Eliminate a Step in Biofuel Process

(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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Clinton Warns of Biofuel Impact on Poor

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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

City Gets First Commercial Biodiesel Unit

(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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Government Looking at Retail Sale of Biodiesel

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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

SmartFlow Technologies Awarded Contract for Advanced Solids Separation and Cell Concentration at INEOS Bio’s First Commercial-Scale Advanced Bio-Energy Facility

(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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

First of Kind: Financing Advanced Biorefineries, Part II

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

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Grassley and Ethanol: Industry Loses Key Ally in Deficit Battle

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

BioVerde to Buy Biodiesel Technology from Integral Bioenergies

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

American Jianye Greentech Holdings Expands Into Alcohol-Based Biodiesel Production With Plan Approval For 200,000 Metric Ton Plant

(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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Funding Boost for Biofuel Development in Wales

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Amyris Technology Performs Successfully at Industrial Scale

(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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

“First of Kind” – the Financing of Advanced Bio-Refineries, Part I

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

NOVA What’s the Next Big Thing? Profile: Jay Keasling

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

The Magoo Congress

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Local View: Ethanol Makes Sense Only in Fantasy World

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Dreams Running on Vapor

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Expands Its Feedstock Radius after Study

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Offered at Sheetz

(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.

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

INTERVIEW-Mideast Unrest Shows Need for Alternative Fuels-Mabus

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

DF Cast: Study Shows E15 OK in Older Vehicles

by John Davis  (DomesticFuel.com)   …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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Mideast Turmoil Hits U.S. Wallets

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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Use Bio-Fuel Car, Gadkari Tells Yeddyurappa

(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

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Abercrombie Introduces Biodiesel Crop Research Project

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 –

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

US Agency Studying Proposal to Allow Canola Biodiesel Imports

(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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Veteran Lawmakers, State Ag Leaders, Renowned Academic, Military Experts Join 25x'25 Steering Committee in Push to Reframe U.S. Energy Discussion

(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

February 23, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Why We Still Don't Know How Much Money Goes to Fossil Energy

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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

E-15 for NASCAR: Facts are Facts: Dealing with Biofuel Controversies

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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Lowers Food Costs

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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

US Needs Uniform Standard for Higher Ethanol Blends – Official

(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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

CARB Tackling Crude Oil’s Carbon Intensity in LCFS

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  …(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,

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

National Security Leaders, CEOs Call for Action to Reduce California Oil Dependence

(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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Obama Stands Behind Plan to End Tax Breaks for Industry

(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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Genetically Modified Prairie Grass Yields Cheaper, More Abundant Ethanol

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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell, Brazil’s Cosan Form $12 Billion Ethanol Unit

(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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative Workshop April 25-26, 2011 McLean, VA

  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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Confirms Viability of Jatropha Plant Oil for Electric Power Generation and Industrial Heating

(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

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Wall Street Journal Bigotry, Lies and Abuse of Power or a “Range Fiasco”?

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”

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Abengoa to Build Ethanol Plant

(Biofuels International)  Technology provider for the energy and environment sectors Abengoa will implement its enzymatic hydrolysis process technology to produce

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

70,000 Americans Directly Involved in Ethanol Production, Distribution

(Renewable Fuels Association)  While the rest of the economy slowly recovers, American ethanol production has been an economic success story.

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

One Dozen Algal Biofuels Companies, Three Strategies, Will Reach Commercial Scale

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets Online/Biofuels Digest)  …Digest columnist Will Thurmond released Algae 2020, Vol. 2  highlighting why some algae

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

ROI, Not IOU: Why Federal Investments in Energy Technologies Will Grow Our Economy

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …(T)argeted investments in clean energy technologies like advanced biofuels, including those derived from

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol is ‘Good, Good, Good,’ Grassley Says

by Courtney Blanchard   (Telegraph Herald)  Senator rejects new criticism of U.S. ethanol policy that comes after reports of low

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ethanol Is the Best Hope for Replacing Oil, Says BP’s Bob Dudley

by Robin Yapp   (The Telegraph)  Ethanol derived from Brazilian sugar-cane offers the best hope of replacing oil as the world’s main

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit 2011 June 6-7, 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil

  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

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts July 17-20, 2011 St. Louis, MO

  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

February 22, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Austin Peay State University Professor and Students Author Paper on Groundbreaking Biofuel Research

(Clarksville Online)  …Dr. Sergi Markov, associate professor of biology at Austin Peay State University, has an idea that could help push

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Is Valuable State Crop, Group Says

(Ashland Current)  A recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the total value of Wisconsin crops rose

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Latest B20 Biodiesel Fuel Quality Results

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Teresa Alleman, a senior chemist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., presented the latest

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Katter Urges Union to Save Sugar Industry

(The Age)  Federal independent MP Bob Katter has urged the Australian Workers’ Union to help save Queensland’s sugar industry from

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Bio-Ethanol from Cashew Apple

(Deccan Herald)  Horticulture Research Station waiting nod from Varsity The Horticulture Research Station in Ullal has submitted a proposal to

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Posco and LanzaTech to Collaborate on Renewable Energy

(LanzaTech)  LanzaTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with Posco, one of the largest steel producers in the world, covering the implementation

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Frustration, under the Optimism and Hoopla of the National Biodiesel Conference

by Peter Brown (Biofuels Digest)  …Walking the floor at the NBB last week, speaking with exhibitors, buyers and sellers, and

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

The Green Machine: Algae Clean Wastewater, Convert to Biodiesel

by Susan Gawlowicz  (Rochester Institute of Technology)  …Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from microalgae grown in

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

W2 Energy Begins Construction of 2nd Generation SunFilter Algae Bioreactor

(W2 Energy, Inc./MarketWire)  W2 Energy, Inc., is pleased to announce that the SunFilter algae bioreactor has been up and running

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

S.S. Lootah to Introduce Compact Biodiesel Processor to UAE

(Zawya)  The UAE-based conglomerate S.S. Lootah Group will introduce biodiesel processor known as the Biobot to the UAE, in cooperation with

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Joule on Pace to Produce Solar Fuels at Productivities Far Exceeding Those of All Known Biofuel Processes

(Joule)  Peer-reviewed article addresses the advances made by Joule to achieve direct, continuous conversion of solar energy to renewable diesel

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Pulp Non-Fiction: Biofuels a Ray of Sunshine in a Gloomy Season

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the pulp and paper industry reels from the internet’s impact, biofuels and renewable chemicals

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Bad Time to Kill E15, Retired Navy Leader Says

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  On a day when Libya teeters on the brink of civil war and cuts oil production,

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

A Billion Tons of Biomass a Viable Goal, but at High Price, New Research Shows

by Phil Ciciora (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  A team of researchers led by Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops to Fall within Assurance Chain

by Julian Gairdner (Farmers Weekly Interactive)  Grain destined for the biofuel chain looks set to fall within farm assurance following

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Plant to Use Cooking Waste

by Gavan Gideon  (Yale Daily News)  Leftover cooking oil from (Yale) University dining halls will soon contribute to an expanding

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Optimized Catalyst for Biomass Gasification for Production of Synthetic Fuels

(Green Car Congress)  A team from the Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Gas Hydrate, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion,

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Fishers Want Bioethanol Farms Dismantled

by Gerry Albert Corpuz and John Llyod Hoffman  (All Voices)  The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Blame it on Biofuels: The Same Old Food vs Fuel Argument Is Back Again and Just as Irrelevant as Last Time

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …(M)ost of the food vs fuel stories archived on the web were dated either

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Government Hands May Be Tied on Ethanol: USDA Official

by Ayesha Rascoe  (Reuters)  …”The fact is the industry has pretty much been built,” USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber told

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Chromatin’s Sorghum Hybrids Top in Biomass Yield, Energy and Sugar Content

(Chromatin/BusinessWire)   Chromatin, Inc., announced that its sorghum hybrids showed top performance in its 2010 biomass and sugar testing programs

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Texas A&M Dining Takes Sustainability To The Next Level

(Texas A&M University)  Sustainability is more than a buzz word with Texas A&M University Dining, which partners with Terrabon, Inc. to collect

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

UK's Carbon Trust Funding Cut by 40%

by Damian Carrington  (The Guardian)  Cuts to the government’s low-carbon agency will cancel grants to biofuel projects and cause dozens

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Jamaica Looks at Castor Oil as a Biofuel

(Jamaica Information Service)  A $10.3 million research partnership agreement for a small scale biodiesel pilot project, using Jamaican oilseed bearing

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Bill Requiring Increased Use of Biodiesel Sparks Dispute

by Cy Ryan  (Las Vegas Sun)  Truckers would be required to use 10 percent biodiesel in their fuel under a

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Boom Catches Drivers In Grease Trap

by Jeffrey Ball (Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch)  …It takes grit to be a greaser: Stalwarts must recruit restaurants as back-alley sources,

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Boeing Hopes Biofuel Market-Ready By 2015

by George Tibbits (AP/Manufacturing.net)   Boeing Co. hopes aviation biofuels will be practical for the market by around 2015, but

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

The Money Identity, the Bond Supremacy, the Washington Ultimatum: Biofuels and Loan Guarantees

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Essentially, despite rising banking sector profits and good results from stress tests, the bank financing

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Gearing up for Bagasse

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  KL Energy Corp. is preparing to validate its modified process technology to turn sugarcane

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Iran Produces Biodiesel Fuel

(Trend)  Iranian experts and scientists for the first time managed to produce biodiesel fuel using the oil extracted from Jatropha

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Burdekin Council Approves $200m Ethanol Plant

by Natalie Poyhonen (ABC News)  The Burdekin Shire Council has given the final approval for the creation of a $200

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

VIASPACE Reports Independent Test Results for Giant King Grass as Feedstock for Renewable Bio Ethanol and Other Cellulosic Biofuels

(Viaspace/PRNewsWire)   High Per-Acre Productivity of Giant King Grass Promises 40% Reduction in Biofuel Feedstock Costs VIASPACE Inc., and its subsidiary

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …From the low points like the closure of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Development of Measurements and Standards for Biofuels

(National Institute of Standards and Technology)  With concerns over the limited supply of non-renewable forms of energy, there is growing

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Farmers, Militants Protest Bioethanol Project in Isabela

by Villamor Visaya Jr.  (Inquirer Northern Luzon)  Some 400 farmers and activists on Tuesday staged a protest march to oppose

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Malthusiasm Returns: Is It “Food vs Fuel”, or “Progress vs Same as It Ever Was”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The dialogue over the opportunities for biofuels continues to veer, as ever, away from the

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Central Agricultural Research Center Tests Rotation Merits of Oilseed, Pulse Crops

by Terri Adams (The Prairie Star)  The Central Agriculture Research Center (CARC) near Moccasin, Mont., uses 600 acres of land

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Challenges for Biofuels: Not Just Technical Hurdles To Overcome

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)  That is the promise of advanced biofuels and the focus to

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Excellent Results from Biofuel Trial Involving Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport, and Proventia: Significantly Reduced Local Emissions

(Neste Oil Corporation)  A three-year biofuel trial organized by Neste Oil, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), and Proventia has recently been

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Seventh U.S. Patent Issued to Dyadic International

(Dyadic)  Dyadic International, Inc., a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Solazyme, Qantas Sign Aviation Biofuels Development Partnership

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Solazyme announced that it has begun a collaboration with Qantas, to pursue the potential for

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

House Turns against Ethanol in E15 Votes

(Des Moines Register)   The U.S. House has rebuffed key initiatives to expand the market for corn ethanol, a sign

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Approves Corn Amylase Trait for Enogen(TM)

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

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Blender Pumps Fuel Ethanol Growth

by Candace Krebs  (AgJournal.com)  Since Stratton Equity Co-op installed Colorado’s first “blender pump” offering a range of ethanol based fuels

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Buick Regal Turbo Gets Industry-First Turbo Direct-Injected Engine with Flex-Fuel Capability

(General Motors)  The 2011 Buick Regal Turbo is the first direct-injected turbocharged production car capable of running on any blend

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit: Conference Report

by Bill Brandon (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On February 10 & 11, about 120 participants gathered in chilly Chicago for the

February 21, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Jatropha – Green Biodiesel from African Tree

by Bård Amundsen/Else Lie. Translation: Darren McKellep/Carol B. Eckmann(The Research Council of Norway)   Jatropha has been championed as a major

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

UK Wheat Crop Can Expand to Meet Food and Fuel Demand

by Nigel Hunt (Reuters)  * UK wheat yields seen having potential to rise * EU biofuel expansion seen mainly based

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Scania Receives Large Order for Biofuel Buses in Sweden

(BusinessWire)  Scania  has received an order for 158 buses from public transport company Keolis Sverige. By ordering buses that run

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

ADM to Invest in Sustainable Palm Production in Brazil

(ADM)  Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced plans to invest in sustainable palm production in Brazil. Spanning five

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Create Jobs and New Economic Opportunities for Rural Residents

(USDA) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 16 projects in 10 states for funding to create jobs and

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy – Australia Could Lead The World : WWF

(Energy Matters)   A major study released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says Australia has the potential

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Jatoil Reaches Shipping Milestone

(Biofuels International)  On 3 February 2011 energy company Jatoil achieved production of 200 tonnes of crude jatropha oil, all of

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Railways to Set up Four Biodiesel Plants

(Economic Times/India Times)  In one of the biggest initiatives for bio-fuel production in the country, Indian Railways is poised to

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

The Truth about 2011

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …“If weather blesses the world with bountiful crops in 2011,” writes Economic Times commodities

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

BFJ.com Podcast with GM's Coleman Jones on GM's 2011 B20 Pickup Trucks Announced Feb. 8

(Biofuels Journal)  General Motors Announced Feb. 8 at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Conference in Dallas, TX, that pickup trucks in

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Nation's Advanced Biofuel to Break Records This Year

(National Biodiesel Board/PRNewsWire)   The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo wraps up today leaving attendees with many reasons why the

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

E15 for NASCAR: Cellulosic Ethanol is on the Table

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Part I: An Interview with Mike Lynch, Managing Director of NASCAR’s Green Initiative

February 19, 2011 1 comment Read Full Article

25x'25 Offers New Food-versus-Fuel Information FAQ

(25 x ’25)  Last week, USDA reported that surplus corn stocks have hit their lowest point since 1995 and corn

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Leaders Join RFA to Form New Advocacy Council

(Renewable Fuel Association)  Cutting edge leaders in the world’s advanced ethanol industry announced today that they are coming together in

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

GM CEO Akerson Says 'Doors Open' to Alternative Energy

by Chris Woodyard (USA Today)  Just because General Motors (GM) is touting its Chevrolet Volt electric car technology, it hasn’t stopped pursuing

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

2 Studies Target Sticking Points, Gaps in Life-Cycle Calculations of Biofuels

by Jenny Mandel (New York Times/Greenwire)  Conducting in-depth life-cycle assessments of the environmental impacts of biofuels is complicated, and new

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Has NASCAR Racing Partner

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  American Ethanol has entered into a sponsor partnership with Richard Childress Racing and its No. 33 Chevrolet

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Top Dems Call on House GOP to Eliminate Oil Industry Tax Breaks

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)  Top Senate Democrats are calling on House Republicans to agree to a plan to eliminate

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches One-Stop Shop Biofuels Website

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a new interactive website meant

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Echols Hopes Discussions Will Spur Ideas on Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

by Walter Jones (Morris News Service/The Augusta Chronicle)  Georgia’s rookie state energy regulator is crossing the state in search of

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Gets Seat on California LCFS Panel

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper has been selected

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Startup Launches Chemical Side Business

by Nathalie Weinstein (Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon)  Research into sugar-based biofuels requires sugar not sold at a grocery store. Corvallis

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry June 21-23, 2011 Washington, DC

  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

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference June 21-23, 2011 Washington, DC

  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

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Arizona Would Be Perfect Place to Farm Algae for Biofuel, Experts Say

by Tara Alatorre   (Cronkite News)  …Bruce Rittman, director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Arizona State University’s

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Big Ambitions, Tiny Budget for Navy's Alternative Energy Researchers

by Annie Snider (New York Times/Greenwire)  The Navy Research Laboratory’s alternative energy projects — each costing less than $500,000 —

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Action This Day: Concerted Industry Action May Avert Biofuels Policy Peril

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, there’s chaos this week, as members of the House of Representatives offer dozens,

February 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Off into the Wild, Green Yonder

(The Economist)  SPOOKED by the spike in oil prices in 2008 and warily eyeing the latest spurt in fuel charges, airlines

February 17, 2011 Read Full Article

From Farm to Fuel to a NASCAR Track

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Transitioning to unleaded gasoline at NASCAR occurred only a few years ago.  NASCAR race

February 17, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Strategy is Key in 2011

by Mike Neff (Athlon Sports)  …E15 fuel and the resulting change in fueling rigs, the elimination of the catch can

February 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Officials Certify First Aircraft for Biofuel Usage

by Maj. Richelle Dowdell  (US Air Force)  The C-17 Globemaster III was recently certified for unlimited usage of hydroprocessed blended biofuels

February 15, 2011 Read Full Article

OriginOil to Help Mexico Industrialize its Algae Production

(OriginOil)  Government-funded ‘Manhattan Project’ to pursue aggressive national jet fuels goal OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology to transform

February 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell Future Energy Scenarios: 'Zone Of Uncertainty' Ahead

(Royal Dutch Shell)  Shell, February 14, 2011, published Signals and Signposts – a report into future energy scenarios which offers a deeper

February 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon Say E15 Good for the USA, Good for the Environment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Use of E15 in NASCAR vehicles is so new that Top NASCAR drivers,

February 13, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

The Other Big Issue in Scaling Up: Land Use Permission

by Al Maiorino (Public Strategy Group/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Despite the fact that the new plant would generate clean energy, increase

February 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Growing Biofuel Crops in Unusual Places

(Michigan State University)  Michigan State University researchers are finding new locations to grow crops used for biofuel. The land they’ve

February 13, 2011 Read Full Article

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