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Metabolic Design 2011 May 23-25 San Diego, CA

  Metabolic Design 2011    May 23-25    San Diego, CA

Whether you call it “biotech on steroids,” “metabolic engineering” or “synthetic biology,” you’ll want to attend the first event to focus on the business opportunities and risks of this new

March 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Start-Ups Work to Reinvent the Combustion Engine

by Todd Woody    (New York Times)    …As the first mass-produced electric cars hit the streets, Pinnacle is just one of several start-ups backed by prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists

March 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Hoping for Surge

by Kate Galbraith  (New York Times)    Cellulosic ethanol could be poised for a surge — finally. Around the country and especially in the Midwest, a number of proposed plants

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Radio’s Bobby Likis Speaking at KAAPA Luncheon April 8

  Radio’s Bobby Likis Speaking at KAAPA Luncheon April 8

(KearneyHub.com)  The seventh-annual KAAPA Ethanol annual luncheon at noon April 8 at the Younes Conference Center will be open to the public. The guest speaker will be Bobby Likis, host

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US 2011 Ethanol Exports Seen at 500 Mln gal

by Inae Riveras (Reuters)    U.S. ethanol exports in 2011 should surpass last year’s record high as the fuel remains relatively cheaper than Brazilian cane-based ethanol in external markets, a

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Spanish Government, Iberia Airlines, and Airbus Launch Aviation Biofuel Initiative

(Biofuels Journal)  The Spanish government, Iberia Airlines and Airbus have signed an agreement to develop a complete Spanish ‘value chain’ for sustainable and renewable aviation bio-fuel for commercial use. Other key members

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DOE Announces $12 Million in Available Funding to Support Advanced Biofuels Development

(US Department of Energy)  To support the goal announced by President Obama today to reduce America’s oil imports by one-third by 2025, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it

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Senate Hearing Examines Oil Price Spikes, Role of Biofuels

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   During a U.S. Senate committee hearing on March 30, Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said that focusing on advanced biofuels for homegrown energy is in

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Mozambique: Major Biofuel Project Under Way in Nacala-a-Velha

(AllAfrica.com)  A project to grow the shrub jatropha for ethanol production is providing jobs for about 500 people in the northern Mozambican district of Nacala-a-Velha, according to the district administrator,

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State Alliance to Pump $200,000 into KU Biofuels Lab

(CheckBioTech)  The Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy (KABB) announced its investment Tuesday, of $200,000 in the Biofuels Testing Laboratory at the University of Kansas. The Biofuels Lab is a

March 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Leveling the Playing Field for Algae-Based Fuels

by Mary Rosenthal (Biofuels Digest/Algal Biomass Organization)  …Our federal tax policy actually discourages the production of low-carbon, renewable algae-based fuels, including drop-in gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, as well as

March 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Pinnacle Engines Introduces its Ultra-Efficient Combustion Engine

(Pinnacle Engines)  Top Investors Commit $13.5 Million; Former Cummins Executive Ron Hoge Named Chairman and CEO Pinnacle Engines today unveiled plans to commercialize a breakthrough ultra-efficient engine by 2013. The

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UGES Expands New York Rail-to-Rack Biodiesel Terminal

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ultra Green Energy Services Inc. expanded operations at the New Hyde Park Fuel Terminal in New Hyde Park, N.Y., by increasing railcar storage capacity by

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Olives: A Feedstock for Food, Biodiesel, Ethanol and Medicine

by Michael Kanellos  (GreenTechMedia)  There are some valuable commodities in waste products. Professor Zeev Weisman and a team of researchers at Ben Gurion University here have adopted a low-power nuclear

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

EPA Details Legal Avenues for E15 Sales

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …On March 24, the EPA sent a letter to leading stakeholders in the gasoline and ethanol industry to clarify what is legal and what isn’t

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Obama Talks Energy Policy as Gas Prices Climb

(AP/MSNBC)  …Even if Obama’s efforts can reduce U.S. demand for foreign oil, experts say that is unlikely to bring down the cost of gasoline, since oil is priced globally and

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Key Plant Traits Yield More Sugar for Biofuels

(University of California, Riverside)  Research by UC Riverside’s Charles Wyman could lead to less expensive production of biofuels New clues about plant structure are helping researchers from the Department of Energy’s

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

More Psuedo-Science and the Preposterous Claims of Anti-Ethanol Activists

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  A new pseudo-analysis published by the controversial and discredited Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons claims that biofuels expansion is increasing hunger and poverty-related health

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Top 11 Algae Biofuel and Biochemical Trends From 2011-2020

by Will Thurmond (Renewable Energy World/Emerging Markets Online)  The following article is an excerpt from a technology, investment, and market study titled Algae 2020, Vol 2 (2011 update) from market

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Dakota Spirit AgEnergy Biorefinery Evolves into Hybrid Concept Based on Study Results

(Dakota Spirit AgEnergy)   Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, a proposed cellulosic biorefinery near Spiritwood, N.D., has evolved from a 20 million gallon per year (MGY) cellulosic ethanol plant into a 58 MGY

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Food and Fuel Debate Important to All Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels Digest)   …This faux debate is as important to future ethanol producers as it is to existing ethanol producers. And those looking to capitalize

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Will the DOE Loan Guarantee Program Be Chopped by Congress, as US Falls to 3rd in Cleantech Investment?

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)    In Washington, 34 cleantech CEOs, are trying to make sure the DOE doesn’t drop its loan guarantee program despite threats of budget cuts from

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Fearing Ethanol Damage, Engine Makers Want Current Gas Blends to Stay

by Rick Barrett (Journal Sentinel)   Briggs & Stratton Co. and other engine manufacturers want the government to ensure that current grades of gasoline will remain available when fuel with a

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Rising Food Prices? Can't Blame Ethanol

by John Block (Chicago Tribune)  With food prices rising worldwide, some self-styled authorities on agriculture are claiming that producing ethanol in the Midwest causes food riots in the Middle East.

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil's Imports of 200 Mil Liters of Ethanol Not Enough: Traders

(Platts)  Brazil’s imports of about 200 million liters of ethanol ahead of the official sugarcane harvest will fall short of demand for the fuel before mills around the country start

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Missouri FAPRI Delivers 2011 Agricultural Economic Baseline to U.S. Congress

(University of Missouri)  Food prices could increase by more than 4 percent in 2011 as the farm sector recovers from a sharp downturn in the recession, University of Missouri economists reported

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

World Advances on Cellulose Ethanol, Brazil Lags

by Inae Riveras   (Reuters)  Research to develop second-generation ethanol is advancing globally, but Brazil, which vaunts its sugar cane as the ideal raw material for such fuels, lags in the

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Alt Energy Groups Ask Congress to Support DOE Programs

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A multitude of leading energy trade associations today wrote to Congressional leaders with a request for Congress to maintain support and funding for the U.S. Department of

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

S.Africa's Illovo Says May Opt to Produce Biofuels

by Ruona Agbroko   (Reuters Africa)    South Africa’s Illovo Sugar may opt to produce biofuel from sugarcane if it makes commercial sense, its managing director said late on Wednesday. South

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Farmers Urged to Grow Grass for Use as Biofuel

by John Colson (The Citizen Telegram)  A new kind of economic development is being pursued in the West. Area ranchers and farmers are being urged to grow grass that can

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Benishek under Pressure to Block Federal Funding for Ethanol ‘Boondoggle’

by Eartha Jane Melzer  (The Michigan Messenger)  Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) campaigned on cutting federal spending. Now some of his constituents are asking him to keep the U.S. Dept.

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Large-scale Domestic Biofuels Production from Dedicated Energy Crops April 7, 2011 Memphis, TN

  Large-scale Domestic Biofuels Production from Dedicated Energy Crops     April 7, 2011  Memphis, TN

This event is provided at no-charge compliments of the members of the Mid-South Biobased Trade Association: PMC Biogenix, Arkansas State University, BioDimensions, Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission, Winrock

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Hold the Thin Green Line by Protecting Farmers

by Wesley Clark (Kansas City Star)  …The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City credits agriculture with being at the forefront of the nation’s economic recovery. Unfortunately, the Fed also warns

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: USDA's Dr. Rick Barrows

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)    …Fishmeal is a major source of protein and oil in the fish diet, and is also used heavily in pet foods, as well

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Chicken Fat Studied by NASA as Eco-friendly Jet Fuel

by Michael Finneran   (Yahoo! News/PR NewsWire)  In an RV nicknamed after an urban assault vehicle, scientists from NASA’s Langley Research Center traveled cross-country this month for an experiment with

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Argonne Creating Life Cycle Analysis Tools for Algal Biofuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)   …The objectives of the (Argonne National Laboratories) Algae LCA project include: Assemble a life cycle inventory for algal biofuels Implement an algae life cycle analysis (LCA)

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Focus on Cost and Sustainability Issues as Aviation and Biofuel Sectors Meet Face to Face in Rotterdam

(GreenAirOnline)  Sustainability and economics dominated debate at last week’s World Biofuels Market (WBM) event in Rotterdam as airlines gathered to make the case for aviation biofuels commercialisation to a wider

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Cheap Grain: Winners & Losers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here is dilemma of agricultural prices. Reducing demand, and commodity prices, benefits meat and dairy producers, and oil & gas companies. High prices benefit farmers,

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Delivers Biodiesel System To Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

(PR Log) Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel Processor sale, made by 70centsagallon.com to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Archer Enhances Capability

(Zacks Equity Research)  The wholly-owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company’s  ADM Agri-Industries announced that it is going to double its canola seed receiving capabilities and storage capacity at the company’s

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Microfuelers: Biofuels Companies Aim Big, by Thinking Small

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …NGOs in Africa have been touting for some time the use of ethanol cook stoves, to replace three-stone, wood based stoves that can trigger local

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Delayed Biofuel Approval Expected By August

by Graham Warwick   (Aviation Week)  Approval of biofuels for use in commercial aircraft is now expected by August, a glitch in fuel testing having pushed back a final vote

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Combatting Today’s High Gas Prices

by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo)  (GlobeGazette) …For too long, we’ve depended on foreign countries for our oil — and we’ve sacrificed our independence and our national security in the process.

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Qteros CEO John McCarthy Offers Space in New Chicopee Plant for Biofuel Start-Ups

by Kyle Alspach  (Boston Business Journal)  With the major costs associated with proving out new biofuels technologies, John McCarthy says he’s seen a number of Massachusetts startups in the space

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Argonne National Lab, Nalco Ink Technology License Agreement

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory and industrial processing firm Nalco Co. struck a licensing agreement for a novel electrodeionization technology that can be integrated

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Builders Erect Cellulosic Ethanol Plant at Port of Morrow

by Dean Brickley  (East Oregonian)  Zea-Chem’s cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant is more than one-third finished. Builders erected three 40,000-gallon fermentation tanks this week and continued bolting together the steel structure

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Critic of Ethanol Got It All Wrong

by Jeff Zueger  (Inforum.com)  To read Ross Nelson’s column on ethanol (“Ethanol’s promise is empty, “ March 14, Forum), one could come away with the impression that ethanol production is

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil May Import U.S. Ethanol After Rule Change, Folha Says

by Iuri Dantas   (Bloomberg)  Brazil may import ethanol from the U.S. in the short term in a bid to contain rising prices, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported, citing a

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Systematic Use of Fertilizers Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change

(IITA)  As the world grapples with the challenge of feeding an ever growing population in the face of dwindling natural resources confounded by climate change, findings from a recent research

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Board Member Works toward Renewable Energy

by Ike Wilson (Frederick News Post)  Donald C. Erbach recently became the newest board member of Advanced Biofuels USA in Frederick. Erbach has clocked 40 years with the U.S. Department

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

10th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference May 10-11, 2011 Biloxi, MS

  10th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference   May 10-11, 2011 Biloxi, MS

Advocates for biomass utilization and renewable energy development from across the state and region will gather in Biloxi, Mississippi on May 10-11, 2011, to learn, promote and network. The theme

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Not Supporting NGOs Against Palm Oil

by Rupa Damodaran   (Business Times)    The European Union is not using environmental non-government organisations as a “fifth column” to help it achieve its Renewable Energy Directive (RED) which places palm

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Plant to Extract Oil from Jatropha for Bio-Diesel

by Surbhi Khyati  (IndianExpress.com)  The state department of science and technology is establishing a bio-diesel plant here for extraction of jatropha oil and its conversion into bio-diesel. The plant, funded

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Soybean Growers Seeing Positive Results from Biodiesel

(Southeast Farm Press/United Soybean Board)  An updated, independent study funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff shows production of biodiesel continues to positively impact U.S. soybean farmers’

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s Round 19 Accepting Statements of Interest Until April 20th

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  SDTC’s SD Tech Fund™ invests in late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies. The Statement of Interest (SOI) is an initial application

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

ABO Member Spotlight: Tim Burns, Chief Executive Officer, BioProcess Algae

(Algal Biomass Organization February 25 Newsletter)  …We are designing, manufacturing and operating systems that enable controlled, economical cultivation of algal biomass using attached growth technology.  We are currently beginning the second

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Congressional Budget Office Publishes Alternative Approaches to Funding Highways

(Congressional Budget Office)  The federal government collects revenues from taxes paid by highway users, mostly from those levied on gasoline and diesel fuel, and credits them to the Highway Trust Fund. Those

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Update from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Association

(Task 39)    Around 140 guests followed the invitation of ISCC to the first General Assembly and discussed the status quo and development of sustainability certification with speakers like Ron

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

New Report Tracks Aviation Biofuels Collaboration

(Air Transport Action Group)  The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has released a new report, Powering the Future of Flight, which tracks progress in some key aviation biofuels projects worldwide and

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Bus Idea Developed By Grad Student

by Caleb Denison  (IBTimes.com)   …(David) Correll, (a Ph.D. student at Iowa State University’s College of Business) … is the co-founder and president of “ISU BioBus” – a program created

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Farmers Show Their Support for Homegrown Biodiesel "Powered by Biodiesel" Bumper Sticker Campaign Launched

(MarketWire/Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association in partnership with the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Koch Farms and

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Budget Cuts May Target MSU-N Biodiesel Facility

by Kay Rossi    (KXLH.com)  …Five years ago, Montana State University-Northern received $800,000 in grant funding for infrastructure and staffing

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Policy Causing Starvation: Nestle Boss

by Stephen Foley (New Zealand Herald)  Soaring food inflation is the result of “immoral” policies in the United States which

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard Signs Bill to Boost Ethanol Industry, Development Loans

by Chet Brokaw  (AP/The Republic)  Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law Thursday a measure aimed at boosting ethanol sales at

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazilalot: Heard on the Floor at World Biofuels Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The hottest companies in bioenergy all know it – the name of the game is

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Ford, New York City, Disneyland among Winners of "Eye on Biodiesel" Awards

(National Biodiesel Board)  The Disneyland Resort is built on imagination, and the steam-powered trains that circle the park are an

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Gen-X Moves Forward with Advanced Biorefinery Plans

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  A unique biorefinery being developed by Gen-X Energy Group Inc. in Moses Lake, Wash., is

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Summit October 25-27, 2011 Minneapolis, MN Speaker and Poster Abstract Solicitation

The Algal Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking opportunities in breakout or panel sessions and poster presentations for

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

New Hampshire House Bans Ethanol

(KRVN)  The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would ban the sale of corn-based ethanol in the state.

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

How to Avoid a Global Food Price Crisis

by Tom Vilsack (Financial Times/US Department of Agriculture)  Recent news stories have stoked fears about rising global food prices. But today,

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Volvo’s Ethanol-Powered Electric Car

by Gary Gastelu  (Fox News)  …Starting in 2012 the Swedish automaker will begin selling a plug-in hybrid version of the

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Butamax Issued Another Biobutanol Patent

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Butamax has received another patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) number 7,910,342

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

BARD Moves towards Commercial Algae Production

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)    Morrisville, Penn.-based BARD Holdings Inc. recently announced its shift from research and development to

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Powered Plane Takes Us Up Before Airshow Performance

by Chad Mira  (WJHG)  If you’ve seen a few unusual-looking aircraft in the skies, there’s a good chance they’re here

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

An Interview with General Wesley Clark

(Novozymes)  General Wesley Clark: retired US Army general, 2004 Democratic Party presidential candidate, and now Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, an

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Taking the American Biofuel Industry to the Next Level; From Talk to Action

(Novozymes)  The United States has a lot riding on the success of its biofuel industry – energy independence, job creation,

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Saint Michael’s Receives $766,000 NSF Grant as Part of Plant Genome Project

(VermontBiz.com)  Saint Michael’s College biologist Dr Mark Lubkowitz and his students join a team of researchers from the University of

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Jatropha Biofuels More Harmful than Oil

by Ricardo Sequeiros Coelho   (CoolTheEarth)  A report by ActionAid, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Nature Kenya

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil’s BNDES Bank Offers $1 Billion to Ethanol R&D

(Forbes)  Brazil’s behemoth development bank, BNDES, offered $1 billion to the Brazilian Innovation Agency to fund research and development into

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Airbus Teams up with Tarom to Build Biofuel Plant in Romania

by Kerry Reals (FlightGlobal)  Airbus has teamed with Tarom to establish a facility in Romania to produce aviation biofuel from

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Playing “Clue” at World Biofuels Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …At World Biofuels Markets 2011 in Rotterdam, the overwhelmingly remarkable impression is the ramp-up in

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Logos and EdeniQ Receive Department of Energy Funding for Corn-to-Cellulosic Pilot Biorefinery

(Logos Technologies)  DOE commits full $20.5 million to retrofit and build pilot plant in Visalia, CA Logos Technologies®, Inc. and

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

The Great Green Fleet

by James Marvin (The Virginia Pilot)  …Off the capes of Virginia, a modern Navy swift boat cuts a wake at

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Military Supports Hawaii Biodiesel Demonstration Program

by Bryan Sims  (Pacific Biodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  This month Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie introduced a new oilseed crop research program—the Biodiesel

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Proposed Senate Bill S.559: Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act Comment on the Bill from an Advanced Biofuels Perspective

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) recently introduced Senate Bill

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Book Review – The Green Miracle

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   This week I read the book called “The Green Miracle,” by Clayton McNeff who is

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Whole New World of Corn

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Everything you ever wanted to know about corn is contained in the latest edition of the World

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Isuzu Debuts Biodiesel-Compatible Van

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Japan-based auto maker Isuzu has debuted a utility van that will be more compatible with higher

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Companies to Produce Edible Ethanol Co-Product

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   …Prairie Gold (PGI) of Bloomington, and GTL Resources USA of Itasca, Illinois have agreed to collaborate

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Alternative Form of Gasoline is Now Available at Sheetz

by Karen Kiley (WDBJ7.com)  Americans are paying more than $3.50, on average, for a gallon of gasoline. In Virginia, the

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol to Reduce GHGs by 105 Million Tonnes in 2011 Forecasted Reductions Will Offset the Emissions of 19.4 Million Cars

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  As the biofuels industry gathers at the annual World Biofuels Markets conference, the Global Renewable Fuels

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Amyris Lands More Production, Distribution Agreements

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(T)he company (Amyris) entered into a manufacturing agreement with Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., a renewable energy

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Launches Third-Party Sustainable Biofuels Certification System

(Biofuels Journal/National Wildlife Federation)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) launched March 22 the first global third-party certification system for sustainable

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Dyadic International Introduces Advanced Biofuels Enzyme AlternaFuel® CMAX™ at the World Biofuels Markets

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

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 AiChE Annual Meeting October 16-21 Minneapolis, MN

  2011 AiChE Annual Meeting October 16-21 Minneapolis, MN

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. A wide

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 AiChE Annual Meeting October 16-21 Minneapolis, MN Call For Papers

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session on Bio-Based Alternative Fuels at the annual AICHE meeting that is coming up

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Innovation to Increase Algae Yield

(OriginOil)  Algae Screen technology protects algae from microscopic predators, integrates with Live Extraction OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Marines Trying to Get Afghan Farmers Hooked on Energy Crops

by Annie Snider  (Greenwire/New York Times)   …Nelson, who has already served two tours in Iraq, spent this past winter

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biomass-Powered Ethanol Plants

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)   A growing number of U.S. ethanol plants are reaping the benefits

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Who Wins with Higher Gas Prices?

by Dan Chapman   (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)  …Higher gas prices could finally translate into a sustainable market for Georgia’s alternative energy industry.

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

State of Wisconsin Issues Air Permit for United Ethanol

by Maureen White  (Eisenmann Corporation/Renewable Energy World)  The Air Permit was recently approved by the State of Wisconsin for United

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Airline Industry Last in Line to Sign up for Algae Fuel: Sapphire CEO

by Kerry Reals   (FlightGlobal)   One or two pioneering airlines may begin using jet fuel derived from algae and

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Boeing And EPFL Join Forces To Lower Sustainability Certification Costs

(DailyMarkets/PR Newswire)  Boeing  and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) today announced the creation of the Sustainable Biomass Consortium, a

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Boeing and Algae Fuels, a Euro Perspective

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In the aviation biofuels market, as goes Boeing, so goes the industry. Boeing was a founding member

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Proposal: VEETC Phased Out, Replaced with Variable Tax Credit

(OPIS)  …According to sources familiar with the proposal, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol and

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

UConn Reactor Uses More Efficient Process to Make Biodiesel Fuel

(PhysOrg.com)  Deep inside the University of Connecticut’s chemical engineering building in Storrs, Professor Richard Parnas and a team of students

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil and US to Deepen Cooperation on Energy; Aviation Biofuels

(Green Car Congress/FavStocks)  …Noted President Obama,…Now, even as we focus on oil in the near term, we shouldn’t lose sight

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Excalibur: Mighty Claims, Mighty Prizes, and the Problem of Myth in Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are no shortage of reasons why high-yield biofuels, particularly microalgae, continue to fascinate practically

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Betting on Green

(The Economist)  Vinod Khosla thinks most venture capitalists are being too cautious with their green investments. But is his own

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

AWMA Student Competition Seeks Scenarios Leading to 25x'25 Energy Future

(25 x ’25/Air & Waste Management Association)   A single, plausible scenario under which at least 25 percent of the energy

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec Opens in Atlanta

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Perth, Australia-based Algae.Tec Ltd. has announced the opening of their Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, where their

March 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Has Come a Long Way Since Its Iowa Roots

by Richard Johnson  (Globe Gazette)  …And, he (Walt Wendland) said, his industry can adapt to technological changes, such as cellulosic ethanol,

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Obama's Visit to Brazil Yields 'Encouraging' Renewable Fuels Cooperation, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

(PR Newswire/EIN News/UNICA)  Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s official

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

F-22 Raptor Flown on Synthetic Biofuel

by 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs  (Edwards Airforce Base)  An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on

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Jatropha to Be Planted in Jordan

by Raed Omari   (The Jordan Times)  An oil producing plant which can generate bio-fuel will be cultivated in the

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Turning Grease Into Gold: Two Startups Making Big Leaps in Biofuels

by Allison Arieff  (Good)  Two innovative companies, Blackgold Biofuels and FogBusters, are unlocking the power of fat, oil, and grease

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Putnam: Highlands County Is 'Cradle of Innovation' in Biofuels

By Christopher Tuffley   (News Sun)  Highlands County is well positioned to benefit from the new push toward alternative fuels,

March 21, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Firm Eyes Sarawak for RM555mil Move to Help Natives Plant Jatropha on NCR Land

by Stephen Then (The Star Sarawak)  A leading biofuel company with global links wants to turn Sarawak into a producer

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

BoI Okays P5.2-B Negros Ethanol Plant

By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat   (Manila Bulletin)  Canlaon Alco Green Agro Industrial Corp. is investing P5.192 billion for the establishment of

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

American Soybean Association Expresses Concerns about EU Renewable Energy Directive to USDA and USTR

(American Soybean Association)  The American Soybean Association (ASA), joined by other U.S. oilseed producer and industry organizations, has expressed serious

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels at the Crossroads

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Good news: Advances in processing technology In the past year, we’ve seen costs coming down

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Americans Expect Rising Gas Prices, Slow to React in Comparison

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Twenty-seven percent of Americans expect that gas prices will reach $5 or more a

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Who Gets Your Food Dollar?

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  …As a result, many in the industrial meat sector, along with junk food processers

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Crops Could Lower Surface Temperatures, Stanford Researchers Say

(Stanford University News)  Concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on global warming have raised interest in more eco-friendly perennial

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Lignol Provides Update on Cellulosic Ethanol Project with Novozymes

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation, a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary,

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Foster Wheeler Provides Engineering Services to Cynar for Conversion of Waste Plastics into Liquid Fuels in Ireland

Foster Wheeler AG  announced that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Cynar Plc to

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Syntroleum Reports $9.6M Loss for 2010, Bullish for 2011

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Syntroleum reported a $9.6 million loss for fiscal 2010 in its 10K SEC form, with

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Google Ventures Backs CoolPlanetBiofuels

(peHUB)  CoolPlanetBiofuels Gets Series B Funding from Google Ventures Imagine a world where fuel doesn’t have to be pumped, dug

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Bracketology: Which 3 of 6 Will Win in NABC Drop-In Fuels Consortium Cut-Off?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Amongst the various projects that received support under the 2009 Recovery Act were an algal

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont Leader: Renewables at the Heart of Clean Technology Market Opportunity

(DuPont)  DuPont is uniquely positioned to deliver clean technology opportunities, including both advanced biomaterials and biofuels, DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

California Should Promote the Use of Diesel and Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles

(Diesel Technology Forum)  An interesting White Paper by Serj Berelson concludes that the State of California would benefit from implementing

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Governors Call for Improved Corn-for-Ethanol Reporting

(Western Farm Press)  A coalition of 34 U.S. governors from Washington to New York to Texas have called on U.S.

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

A Flock of Speculation: How Paper Bushels, Not Ethanol, Are Driving Corn Prices

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …If you needed any more proof that large speculative investors are toying with the

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

US Oilseed Growers Protest EU Biofuel Requirement

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)   Oilseed growers, led by the American Soybean Association (ASA), have raised concerns with U.S. Department

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Genifuel Patents Sugar to Heterotrophs to Oil

(Algae Industry Magazine)  …(P)atent attorney Lawrence B. Ebert notes the first claim of US 7,905,930 issued to Genifuel on March

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Calls March 21 Meeting with Major US Biofuels Trade Association Heads

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA has called the heads of nearly every major biofuels association into

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Swazi Biofuels Strategy Complete, Awaiting Cabinet Approval

by Winile Mavuso  (The Swazi Observer)  …Director of Energy Henry Shongwe said the document was basically a policy which would

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Diester Sees No Respite for EU Biodiesel Industry

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters)  Overcapacity, squeezed margins and massive imports should continue to hurt Europe’s biodiesel industry this

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Bioethanol Group Weighs U.S. Subsidy Lawsuit

By Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck (Reuters/Forexyard)  European bioethanol producers will decide by the end of March whether to file a legal

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Lake Mayors Range from Optimistic to Concerned on Trash-to-Ethanol

by Marc Chase (NWI Times)  Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. expressed reservation at signing a 20-year agreement to commit his

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE’s Duff Warns that Asian Industrial Buildup Threatens “Our Way of Life” if US Does Not Reduce Oil Consumption

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DOE’s Biomass Program Lead Engineer warns that, when it comes to biofuels, “it’s the economy,

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Delay to Certification of Aviation Jet Biofuels May Damage Investor Confidence, Claims Lufthansa

(GreenAirOnline)  The approval of Bio-SPK jet fuels for use in commercial aircraft operations is not now expected until the middle

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Action Required Now if Alternative Aviation Fuels Are to Help Meet Emissions Targets, Concludes Major European Study

(GreenAirOnline)  The transfer from fossil fuels to biofuels is a must if the air transport industry is to survive beyond

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

New UT/ORNL Center: Taking on the World's Energy Problems and Translating Intellectual Capital into Economic Investment

(University of Tennessee)  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is launching an academic

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainability and the Environment I: Uncertainty in Indirect Land Use Change in the Life Cycle of Biofuels: Impacts for Legislation

by Adam J. Liska (Department of Biological Systems Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln)   Liska opens his presentation with the

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainability and the Environment I: Bioenergy & Climate: the Long, Medium, and Short of It

by Nathanael Greene (Natural Resources Defense Council Representative)   Greene begins by making the point that “long-term environmental imperatives” need to be

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainability and the Environment I: Advanced Biofuels: Technology Trends and Policy Opportunities

by Amy Ehlers (Biotechnology Industry Organization)   The group BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) is a trade association which is located in Washington

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Budgets & Biotech: Congress Urged to Continue Supporting Advanced Biofuels

(BIOtechNOW)  Industry leaders point out that biotech-enabled advanced biofuels spur job growth and reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil. Three

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Sales in Iowa Break Records

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  E85 sales in Iowa have broken all records reaching an all-time high for the state. According

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Sen. Grassley: Ethanol and Energy

(IowaPolitics.com)  Floor Speech of Sen. Chuck Grassley Ethanol and Energy Independence Delivered Monday, March 07, 2011 …We must look to

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

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