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Metabolic Design 2011 May 23-25 San Diego, CA
March 31, 2011 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
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 frontier in industrial biotech!

Hear from …

Start-Ups Work to Reinvent the Combustion Engine
March 31, 2011 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

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 aiming to reinvent the century-old …

Ethanol Industry Hoping for Surge
March 31, 2011 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

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 that would turn corn cobs, wheat …

Radio’s Bobby Likis Speaking at KAAPA Luncheon April 8
March 31, 2011 – 1:30 pm | No Comment
Radio’s Bobby Likis Speaking at KAAPA Luncheon April 8

(  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 of the syndicated radio program “Bobby …

US 2011 Ethanol Exports Seen at 500 Mln gal
March 31, 2011 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

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 director at the …

Spanish Government, Iberia Airlines, and Airbus Launch Aviation Biofuel Initiative
March 31, 2011 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(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 are expected to join the agreement …

DOE Announces $12 Million in Available Funding to Support Advanced Biofuels Development
March 31, 2011 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(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 will be accepting applications for …

Senate Hearing Examines Oil Price Spikes, Role of Biofuels
March 31, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

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 the best interest of the …

Mozambique: Major Biofuel Project Under Way in Nacala-a-Velha
March 31, 2011 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(  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, Daniel Chapo.
The investor is the …

State Alliance to Pump $200,000 into KU Biofuels Lab
March 31, 2011 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(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 $1.2 million initiative to develop a …

Leveling the Playing Field for Algae-Based Fuels
March 31, 2011 – 9:04 am | No Comment

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 ethanol, by failing to provide …

Pinnacle Engines Introduces its Ultra-Efficient Combustion Engine
March 31, 2011 – 8:01 am | No Comment

(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 new engine design enables significant reductions …

UGES Expands New York Rail-to-Rack Biodiesel Terminal
March 30, 2011 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

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 30 percent. The terminal, owned …

Olives: A Feedstock for Food, Biodiesel, Ethanol and Medicine
March 30, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

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 magnetic resonance device (NMR) along with …

EPA Details Legal Avenues for E15 Sales
March 30, 2011 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

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 legal at this time regarding …

Obama Talks Energy Policy as Gas Prices Climb
March 30, 2011 – 10:04 am | No Comment

(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 increased demand from China and …

Key Plant Traits Yield More Sugar for Biofuels
March 30, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(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 BioEnergy Science Center narrow down a …

More Psuedo-Science and the Preposterous Claims of Anti-Ethanol Activists
March 30, 2011 – 9:35 am | No Comment

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 risks in developing nations. The …

Top 11 Algae Biofuel and Biochemical Trends From 2011-2020
March 30, 2011 – 8:25 am | No Comment

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 research firm Emerging Markets Online. …

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy Biorefinery Evolves into Hybrid Concept Based on Study Results
March 30, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment

(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 “hybrid” ethanol plant comprised of a …

Food and Fuel Debate Important to All Ethanol
March 30, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

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 on starch-based ethanol’s public relations …

Will the DOE Loan Guarantee Program Be Chopped by Congress, as US Falls to 3rd in Cleantech Investment?
March 30, 2011 – 7:30 am | No Comment

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 Congress. Signatories to the letter …

Fearing Ethanol Damage, Engine Makers Want Current Gas Blends to Stay
March 30, 2011 – 7:10 am | No Comment

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 higher ethanol content – which …

Rising Food Prices? Can’t Blame Ethanol
March 29, 2011 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

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.
Their story is simple: Biofuels are …

Brazil’s Imports of 200 Mil Liters of Ethanol Not Enough: Traders
March 29, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

(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 the 2011-12 season by mid-April, …

University of Missouri FAPRI Delivers 2011 Agricultural Economic Baseline to U.S. Congress
March 29, 2011 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(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 to Congress.
An annual MU FAPRI …

World Advances on Cellulose Ethanol, Brazil Lags
March 29, 2011 – 11:56 am | No Comment

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 race, industry experts said on …

Alt Energy Groups Ask Congress to Support DOE Programs
March 29, 2011 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  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 Energy (DOE) including the Loan …

S.Africa’s Illovo Says May Opt to Produce Biofuels
March 29, 2011 – 11:31 am | No Comment

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 Africa’s Department of Energy said earlier …

Farmers Urged to Grow Grass for Use as Biofuel
March 29, 2011 – 8:02 am | No Comment

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 be converted to a liquid “biofuel,” …

Benishek under Pressure to Block Federal Funding for Ethanol ‘Boondoggle’
March 29, 2011 – 7:47 am | No Comment

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. of Energy from spending $58 …

Large-scale Domestic Biofuels Production from Dedicated Energy Crops April 7, 2011 Memphis, TN
March 29, 2011 – 7:26 am | No Comment
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 International and supporting individual members Thursday, April …

Hold the Thin Green Line by Protecting Farmers
March 28, 2011 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

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 that farm debt is rising …

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows
March 28, 2011 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

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 as for swine and poultry …

Chicken Fat Studied by NASA as Eco-friendly Jet Fuel
March 28, 2011 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

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 eco-friendly jet fuel.
The Langley team …

Argonne Creating Life Cycle Analysis Tools for Algal Biofuels
March 28, 2011 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(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)
Enable and stimulate additional LCA communications

The methods chosen …

Focus on Cost and Sustainability Issues as Aviation and Biofuel Sectors Meet Face to Face in Rotterdam
March 28, 2011 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(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 biofuels industry audience. In a …

Cheap Grain: Winners & Losers
March 28, 2011 – 10:31 am | No Comment

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, and technology companies creating new …

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Delivers Biodiesel System To Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
March 28, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment

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

Archer Enhances Capability
March 28, 2011 – 10:01 am | No Comment

(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 Lloydminster, Alberta, processing facility, in …

Microfuelers: Biofuels Companies Aim Big, by Thinking Small
March 28, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

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 deforestation and expose women and …

Delayed Biofuel Approval Expected By August
March 28, 2011 – 9:11 am | No Comment

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 on the new specification by …

Combatting Today’s High Gas Prices
March 28, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

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.
But there’s no one, easy solution …

Qteros CEO John McCarthy Offers Space in New Chicopee Plant for Biofuel Start-Ups
March 28, 2011 – 8:58 am | No Comment

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 enticed to do larger-scale work …

Argonne National Lab, Nalco Ink Technology License Agreement
March 28, 2011 – 8:53 am | No Comment

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 into biorefineries to convert biomass …

Builders Erect Cellulosic Ethanol Plant at Port of Morrow
March 28, 2011 – 8:44 am | No Comment

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 for the two-story operations building.
Excavation began …

Critic of Ethanol Got It All Wrong
March 28, 2011 – 8:35 am | No Comment

by Jeff Zueger  (  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 an inefficient and outdated technology.
The …

Brazil May Import U.S. Ethanol After Rule Change, Folha Says
March 28, 2011 – 8:30 am | No Comment

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 decision by the oil regulator.
Brazil’s …

Systematic Use of Fertilizers Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change
March 28, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment

(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 by IITA show that science-based …

Biofuels Board Member Works toward Renewable Energy
March 28, 2011 – 7:44 am | No Comment

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 of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service with …

10th Annual Southern BioProducts & Renewable Energy Conference May 10-11, 2011 Biloxi, MS
March 25, 2011 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
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 of the conference “A Decade …

EU Not Supporting NGOs Against Palm Oil
March 25, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

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 oil for biofuel at a …

Plant to Extract Oil from Jatropha for Bio-Diesel
March 25, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Surbhi Khyati  (  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 by the department of science and …

Soybean Growers Seeing Positive Results from Biodiesel
March 25, 2011 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(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’ on-farm profitability, as well as …

Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s Round 19 Accepting Statements of Interest Until April 20th
March 25, 2011 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(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 used for preliminary screening and is …

ABO Member Spotlight: Tim Burns, Chief Executive Officer, BioProcess Algae
March 25, 2011 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(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 phase of a project that …

Congressional Budget Office Publishes Alternative Approaches to Funding Highways
March 25, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(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 revenues and others are subsequently …

Update from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Association
March 25, 2011 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(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 van Erck from the European …

New Report Tracks Aviation Biofuels Collaboration
March 25, 2011 – 9:24 am | No Comment

(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 provides policymakers with a few …

Biofuel Bus Idea Developed By Grad Student
March 25, 2011 – 9:16 am | No Comment

by Caleb Denison  (   …(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 to convert spent cooking oil …

Farmers Show Their Support for Homegrown Biodiesel “Powered by Biodiesel” Bumper Sticker Campaign Launched
March 25, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

(MarketWire/Canadian Renewable Fuels Association)  The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association in partnership with the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Koch Farms and Koch Logistics, and biodiesel blender and marketer FS PARTNERS, today launched a “Powered by Biodiesel” …

Budget Cuts May Target MSU-N Biodiesel Facility
March 25, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Kay Rossi    (  …Five years ago, Montana State University-Northern received $800,000 in grant funding for infrastructure and staffing for a new biofuel lab at the MSU-N Bio-Energy Center
Now the nationally-certified facility performs a …

Biofuel Policy Causing Starvation: Nestle Boss
March 25, 2011 – 8:54 am | No Comment

by Stephen Foley (New Zealand Herald)  Soaring food inflation is the result of “immoral” policies in the United States which divert crops for use in the production of biofuels instead of food, according to the …

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard Signs Bill to Boost Ethanol Industry, Development Loans
March 25, 2011 – 8:25 am | No Comment

by Chet Brokaw  (AP/The Republic)  Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law Thursday a measure aimed at boosting ethanol sales at South Dakota gas stations and providing extra money for economic development loans.
…The ethanol measure was …

Brazilalot: Heard on the Floor at World Biofuels Markets
March 25, 2011 – 7:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The hottest companies in bioenergy all know it – the name of the game is low-cost sugars, or affordable syngas that competes with natural gas. For those who don’t make …

Ford, New York City, Disneyland among Winners of “Eye on Biodiesel” Awards
March 24, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  The Disneyland Resort is built on imagination, and the steam-powered trains that circle the park are an iconic image. That image recently received a new twist; the 56-year-old trains are now running …

Gen-X Moves Forward with Advanced Biorefinery Plans
March 24, 2011 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  A unique biorefinery being developed by Gen-X Energy Group Inc. in Moses Lake, Wash., is nearly complete. According to Ramon Benavides, the company’s co-founder and vice president of business development, …

Algae Biomass Summit October 25-27, 2011 Minneapolis, MN Speaker and Poster Abstract Solicitation
March 24, 2011 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

The Algal Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking opportunities in breakout or panel sessions and poster presentations for the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit. Abstracts are due by May 30, 2011.
All subjects of …

New Hampshire House Bans Ethanol
March 24, 2011 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(KRVN)  The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would ban the sale of corn-based ethanol in the state. Earlier the House Science Technology and Energy Committee voted down the piece of legislation, however, …

How to Avoid a Global Food Price Crisis
March 24, 2011 – 9:11 am | No Comment

by Tom Vilsack (Financial Times/US Department of Agriculture)  Recent news stories have stoked fears about rising global food prices. But today, only a few years after a devastating food crisis, we can avoid the mistakes of …

Volvo’s Ethanol-Powered Electric Car
March 24, 2011 – 9:03 am | No Comment

by Gary Gastelu  (Fox News)  …Starting in 2012 the Swedish automaker will begin selling a plug-in hybrid version of the V60 – a wagon version of the S60 sedan that is not offered in the United …

Butamax Issued Another Biobutanol Patent
March 24, 2011 – 8:54 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (   Butamax has received another patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) number 7,910,342 entitled “FERMENTIVE PRODUCTION OF ISOBUTANOL USING HIGHLY ACTIVE KETOL-ACID REDUCTOISOMERASE ENZYMES.” The patent was awarded …

BARD Moves towards Commercial Algae Production
March 24, 2011 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)    Morrisville, Penn.-based BARD Holdings Inc. recently announced its shift from research and development to the commercialization phase of its algae production technology. According to Avery Hong, BARD’s chief global …

Ethanol-Powered Plane Takes Us Up Before Airshow Performance
March 24, 2011 – 8:29 am | No Comment

by Chad Mira  (WJHG)  If you’ve seen a few unusual-looking aircraft in the skies, there’s a good chance they’re here for this weekend’s Tyndall Gulf Coast Salute to freedom airshow. One of those here for …

An Interview with General Wesley Clark
March 24, 2011 – 8:17 am | No Comment

(Novozymes)  General Wesley Clark: retired US Army general, 2004 Democratic Party presidential candidate, and now Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, an ethanol lobbying group.
A lot of people, when they think of biofuels – ethanol – have …

Taking the American Biofuel Industry to the Next Level; From Talk to Action
March 24, 2011 – 7:58 am | No Comment

(Novozymes)  The United States has a lot riding on the success of its biofuel industry – energy independence, job creation, and environmental stewardship. But really, how far is the country in achieving its goals? There …

Saint Michael’s Receives $766,000 NSF Grant as Part of Plant Genome Project
March 24, 2011 – 7:45 am | No Comment

(  Saint Michael’s College biologist Dr Mark Lubkowitz and his students join a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, University of Florida, Purdue University and the University Nebraska-Lincoln, on a five-year project to …

Jatropha Biofuels More Harmful than Oil
March 24, 2011 – 7:32 am | No Comment

by Ricardo Sequeiros Coelho   (CoolTheEarth)  A report by ActionAid, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Nature Kenya revealed that using biofuels from jatropha results in more greenhouse gas emissions than using oil …

Brazil’s BNDES Bank Offers $1 Billion to Ethanol R&D
March 24, 2011 – 7:09 am | No Comment

(Forbes)  Brazil’s behemoth development bank, BNDES, offered $1 billion to the Brazilian Innovation Agency to fund research and development into second generation ethanol, the bank said late Tuesday.
The money goes to support companies working on …

Airbus Teams up with Tarom to Build Biofuel Plant in Romania
March 24, 2011 – 7:04 am | No Comment

by Kerry Reals (FlightGlobal)  Airbus has teamed with Tarom to establish a facility in Romania to produce aviation biofuel from the camelina crop, as part of the European airframer’s plan to develop at least one …

Playing “Clue” at World Biofuels Markets
March 24, 2011 – 6:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …At World Biofuels Markets 2011 in Rotterdam, the overwhelmingly remarkable impression is the ramp-up in the quality and quantity of strategic investment and off-take partners. Closely followed by the rise …

Logos and EdeniQ Receive Department of Energy Funding for Corn-to-Cellulosic Pilot Biorefinery
March 23, 2011 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

(Logos Technologies)  DOE commits full $20.5 million to retrofit and build pilot plant in Visalia, CA
Logos Technologies®, Inc. and EdeniQ, Inc., announced U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approval to fully fund $20.5 million in federal …

The Great Green Fleet
March 23, 2011 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by James Marvin (The Virginia Pilot)  …Off the capes of Virginia, a modern Navy swift boat cuts a wake at more than 50 miles per hour on fuel made from algae and petroleum. High over …

U.S. Military Supports Hawaii Biodiesel Demonstration Program
March 23, 2011 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims  (Pacific Biodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  This month Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie introduced a new oilseed crop research program—the Biodiesel Crop Demonstration Project—that will span two years as part of the state’s effort to promote …

Proposed Senate Bill S.559: Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act Comment on the Bill from an Advanced Biofuels Perspective
March 23, 2011 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) recently introduced Senate Bill S.599, the “Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act” or SAFESTA. This bill …

Book Review – The Green Miracle
March 23, 2011 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (   This week I read the book called “The Green Miracle,” by Clayton McNeff who is one of the creators of the Mcgyan Process. It’s the story of how in less than …

Whole New World of Corn
March 23, 2011 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  Everything you ever wanted to know about corn is contained in the latest edition of the World of Corn from the National Corn Growers Association.
This year’s publication, available online now, highlights the wide …

Isuzu Debuts Biodiesel-Compatible Van
March 23, 2011 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  Japan-based auto maker Isuzu has debuted a utility van that will be more compatible with higher blends of biodiesel.
This company press release says the new Reach will not only be green, …

Companies to Produce Edible Ethanol Co-Product
March 23, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (   …Prairie Gold (PGI) of Bloomington, and GTL Resources USA of Itasca, Illinois have agreed to collaborate on the construction of a zein protein production plant. Zein is a high valued co-product …

Alternative Form of Gasoline is Now Available at Sheetz
March 23, 2011 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Karen Kiley (  Americans are paying more than $3.50, on average, for a gallon of gasoline. In Virginia, the average gallon of gas is $3.45.
The prices have been on the rise for weeks with …

Ethanol to Reduce GHGs by 105 Million Tonnes in 2011 Forecasted Reductions Will Offset the Emissions of 19.4 Million Cars
March 23, 2011 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  As the biofuels industry gathers at the annual World Biofuels Markets conference, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is highlighting the positive influence ethanol production is having on reducing global Green …

Amyris Lands More Production, Distribution Agreements
March 23, 2011 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(T)he company (Amyris) entered into a manufacturing agreement with Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., a renewable energy company producing sugar, ethanol and electricity headquartered in São Paulo State, Brazil. Under the agreement, …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Launches Third-Party Sustainable Biofuels Certification System
March 23, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal/National Wildlife Federation)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) launched March 22 the first global third-party certification system for sustainable biofuels.
The RSB Certification System includes environmental, social and economic principles and criteria and features a …

Dyadic International Introduces Advanced Biofuels Enzyme AlternaFuel® CMAX™ at the World Biofuels Markets
March 23, 2011 – 11:35 am | No Comment

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

2011 AiChE Annual Meeting October 16-21 Minneapolis, MN
March 23, 2011 – 10:24 am | No Comment
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 range of subjects relevant to latest research and newest technologies in emerging growth areas will …

2011 AiChE Annual Meeting October 16-21 Minneapolis, MN Call For Papers
March 23, 2011 – 10:01 am | No Comment

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session on Bio-Based Alternative Fuels at the annual AICHE meeting that is coming up on October 16-21, 2011, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.
The session is: 23B03 Developments in Biobased …

OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Innovation to Increase Algae Yield
March 23, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Algae Screen technology protects algae from microscopic predators, integrates with Live Extraction

OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, …

Marines Trying to Get Afghan Farmers Hooked on Energy Crops
March 22, 2011 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Annie Snider  (Greenwire/New York Times)   …Nelson, who has already served two tours in Iraq, spent this past winter tinkering with combinations of cottonseed oil and JP-8, the military’s universal fuel, to find a …

Biomass-Powered Ethanol Plants
March 22, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)   A growing number of U.S. ethanol plants are reaping the benefits of using biomass for power.
The demand for ethanol with a lower carbon footprint seems to …

Who Wins with Higher Gas Prices?
March 22, 2011 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Dan Chapman   (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)  …Higher gas prices could finally translate into a sustainable market for Georgia’s alternative energy industry.
…And, finally, a shift from gas and diesel to home-grown energy, i.e. ethanol for cars and …

State of Wisconsin Issues Air Permit for United Ethanol
March 22, 2011 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Maureen White  (Eisenmann Corporation/Renewable Energy World)  The Air Permit was recently approved by the State of Wisconsin for United Ethanol to begin construction of the EISENMANN BIOGAS-TS Anaerobic Digester. The $6.75 million project will …

Airline Industry Last in Line to Sign up for Algae Fuel: Sapphire CEO
March 22, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Kerry Reals   (FlightGlobal)   One or two pioneering airlines may begin using jet fuel derived from algae and use it to create a competitive advantage in the nearer term, but the commercial airline …

Boeing And EPFL Join Forces To Lower Sustainability Certification Costs
March 22, 2011 – 7:45 am | No Comment

(DailyMarkets/PR Newswire)  Boeing  and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) today announced the creation of the Sustainable Biomass Consortium, a research initiative focused on increasing collaboration between voluntary standards and regulatory requirements for biomass used …

Boeing and Algae Fuels, a Euro Perspective
March 22, 2011 – 7:33 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In the aviation biofuels market, as goes Boeing, so goes the industry. Boeing was a founding member of the Algal Biomess Organization (ABO) and is committed to a future of renewable fuels. …

Proposal: VEETC Phased Out, Replaced with Variable Tax Credit
March 22, 2011 – 7:06 am | No Comment

(OPIS)  …According to sources familiar with the proposal, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) have agreed to phase down the current 45 cts/gal …

UConn Reactor Uses More Efficient Process to Make Biodiesel Fuel
March 22, 2011 – 6:59 am | No Comment

(  Deep inside the University of Connecticut’s chemical engineering building in Storrs, Professor Richard Parnas and a team of students quietly monitor a murky brown emulsion bubbling inside an enormous 6-inch diameter glass tube like …

Brazil and US to Deepen Cooperation on Energy; Aviation Biofuels
March 22, 2011 – 6:48 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress/FavStocks)  …Noted President Obama,…Now, even as we focus on oil in the near term, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the only long-term solution to the world’s dependence on fossil fuels …

Excalibur: Mighty Claims, Mighty Prizes, and the Problem of Myth in Bioenergy
March 22, 2011 – 6:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are no shortage of reasons why high-yield biofuels, particularly microalgae, continue to fascinate practically everyone in the pursuit of alternative energy.  Carbon fixation, water remediation, local economic opportunity are …

Betting on Green
March 22, 2011 – 6:26 am | No Comment

(The Economist)  Vinod Khosla thinks most venture capitalists are being too cautious with their green investments. But is his own approach too risky?
“ENVIRONMENTALISTS are fiddling while Rome burns,” says Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, …

AWMA Student Competition Seeks Scenarios Leading to 25x’25 Energy Future
March 22, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25/Air & Waste Management Association)   A single, plausible scenario under which at least 25 percent of the energy consumed annually in the United States must be produced or generated from renewable sources of …

Algae.Tec Opens in Atlanta
March 22, 2011 – 5:46 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Perth, Australia-based Algae.Tec Ltd. has announced the opening of their Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, where their photo-bioreactor algae growth and harvesting system—termed the McConchie-Stroud System—will serve the international market from an 18,200 …

Ethanol Industry Has Come a Long Way Since Its Iowa Roots
March 21, 2011 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Richard Johnson  (Globe Gazette)  …And, he (Walt Wendland) said, his industry can adapt to technological changes, such as cellulosic ethanol, a biofuel derived from cellulose plant fiber.
“We think there’s great synergy between cellulosic production and …

Obama’s Visit to Brazil Yields ‘Encouraging’ Renewable Fuels Cooperation, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
March 21, 2011 – 8:09 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire/EIN News/UNICA)  Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s official visit to Brazil, both directly relevant to Brazil’s successful sugarcane ethanol industry, are encouraging signs that Brazil and …

F-22 Raptor Flown on Synthetic Biofuel
March 21, 2011 – 7:57 am | No Comment

by 95th Air Base Wing Public Affairs  (Edwards Airforce Base)  An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like …

Jatropha to Be Planted in Jordan
March 21, 2011 – 7:52 am | No Comment

by Raed Omari   (The Jordan Times)  An oil producing plant which can generate bio-fuel will be cultivated in the Kingdom on an experimental basis as part of a Jordanian-Brazilian partnership, an agriculture official said …

Turning Grease Into Gold: Two Startups Making Big Leaps in Biofuels
March 21, 2011 – 7:44 am | No Comment

by Allison Arieff  (Good)  Two innovative companies, Blackgold Biofuels and FogBusters, are unlocking the power of fat, oil, and grease (more pleasingly referred to in aggregate as “FOG”). The two startups are the runners-up in Imagine …

Putnam: Highlands County Is ‘Cradle of Innovation’ in Biofuels
March 21, 2011 – 7:38 am | No Comment

By Christopher Tuffley   (News Sun)  Highlands County is well positioned to benefit from the new push toward alternative fuels, local growers and investors were told Friday during a visit to the county by Agriculture …

Firm Eyes Sarawak for RM555mil Move to Help Natives Plant Jatropha on NCR Land
March 21, 2011 – 7:28 am | No Comment

by Stephen Then (The Star Sarawak)  A leading biofuel company with global links wants to turn Sarawak into a producer of green jet fuel, diesel and petrol and is willing to invest RM555mil in the …

BoI Okays P5.2-B Negros Ethanol Plant
March 21, 2011 – 7:14 am | No Comment

By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat   (Manila Bulletin)  Canlaon Alco Green Agro Industrial Corp. is investing P5.192 billion for the establishment of a bioethanol plant and production of by products in Bago, Negros Occidental.
The project has been …

American Soybean Association Expresses Concerns about EU Renewable Energy Directive to USDA and USTR
March 21, 2011 – 7:09 am | No Comment

(American Soybean Association)  The American Soybean Association (ASA), joined by other U.S. oilseed producer and industry organizations, has expressed serious concerns to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) …

Biofuels at the Crossroads
March 21, 2011 – 6:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Good news: Advances in processing technology In the past year, we’ve seen costs coming down across the line. Last spring, new cellulosic ethanol enzyme collections appeared from the likes of …

Americans Expect Rising Gas Prices, Slow to React in Comparison
March 18, 2011 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Twenty-seven percent of Americans expect that gas prices will reach $5 or more a gallon this year and another 37 percent anticipate prices to reach $3.75 to $4 a …

Who Gets Your Food Dollar?
March 18, 2011 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  …As a result, many in the industrial meat sector, along with junk food processers and other food manufacturers are once again seeking to blame ethanol for the spike in …

Bioenergy Crops Could Lower Surface Temperatures, Stanford Researchers Say
March 18, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

(Stanford University News)  Concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on global warming have raised interest in more eco-friendly perennial grasses. A new study finds that large-scale cultivation of perennials could actually reduce regional surface …

Lignol Provides Update on Cellulosic Ethanol Project with Novozymes
March 18, 2011 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation, a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lignol Innovations Ltd., has recently completed a major body of work with Novozymes in producing cellulosic …

Foster Wheeler Provides Engineering Services to Cynar for Conversion of Waste Plastics into Liquid Fuels in Ireland
March 18, 2011 – 8:55 am | No Comment

Foster Wheeler AG  announced that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Cynar Plc to provide basic process engineering design services for a 6,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) plant to …

Syntroleum Reports $9.6M Loss for 2010, Bullish for 2011
March 18, 2011 – 8:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Syntroleum reported a $9.6 million loss for fiscal 2010 in its 10K SEC form, with revenues having declined $19 million compared to 2009.  In a teleconference to discuss Syntroleum’s report, …

Google Ventures Backs CoolPlanetBiofuels
March 18, 2011 – 8:37 am | No Comment

(peHUB)  CoolPlanetBiofuels Gets Series B Funding from Google Ventures
Imagine a world where fuel doesn’t have to be pumped, dug out or extracted from the ground, and can be locally sourced. CoolPlanetBiofuels, located in Camarillo, Calif., …

Bracketology: Which 3 of 6 Will Win in NABC Drop-In Fuels Consortium Cut-Off?
March 18, 2011 – 8:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Amongst the various projects that received support under the 2009 Recovery Act were an algal R&D consortium called the NAABB, and a drop-in biofuels R&D consortium called the NABC, of …

DuPont Leader: Renewables at the Heart of Clean Technology Market Opportunity
March 17, 2011 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(DuPont)  DuPont is uniquely positioned to deliver clean technology opportunities, including both advanced biomaterials and biofuels, DuPont Applied BioSciences President Craig F. Binetti told attendees at the Jeffries 11th Annual Clean Technology Conference.
“We are meeting the …

California Should Promote the Use of Diesel and Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles
March 17, 2011 – 10:46 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  An interesting White Paper by Serj Berelson concludes that the State of California would benefit from implementing new policies to promote the use of diesel and biodiesel-powered vehicles to assist California’s goal …

Governors Call for Improved Corn-for-Ethanol Reporting
March 17, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Western Farm Press)  A coalition of 34 U.S. governors from Washington to New York to Texas have called on U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to alter the way his department reports the use of corn …

A Flock of Speculation: How Paper Bushels, Not Ethanol, Are Driving Corn Prices
March 17, 2011 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …If you needed any more proof that large speculative investors are toying with the agricultural commodities markets and causing wild volatility, you need look no further than the erratic …

US Oilseed Growers Protest EU Biofuel Requirement
March 17, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by John Davis (   Oilseed growers, led by the American Soybean Association (ASA), have raised concerns with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk over the …

Genifuel Patents Sugar to Heterotrophs to Oil
March 17, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  …(P)atent attorney Lawrence B. Ebert notes the first claim of US 7,905,930 issued to Genifuel on March 15, 2011 for “A process for production of biofuels from algae, comprising: a) cultivating an …

USDA Calls March 21 Meeting with Major US Biofuels Trade Association Heads
March 17, 2011 – 8:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the USDA has called the heads of nearly every major biofuels association into a “friendly, open” discussion, but on an urgent timetable, to discuss opportunities to find common …

Swazi Biofuels Strategy Complete, Awaiting Cabinet Approval
March 17, 2011 – 8:21 am | No Comment

by Winile Mavuso  (The Swazi Observer)  …Director of Energy Henry Shongwe said the document was basically a policy which would guide companies which want to venture into the bio fuels industry. Such companies include among …

Diester Sees No Respite for EU Biodiesel Industry
March 17, 2011 – 8:09 am | No Comment

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters)  Overcapacity, squeezed margins and massive imports should continue to hurt Europe’s biodiesel industry this year and lead to further consolidation, the chief executive of EU giant Diester Industrie said …

EU Bioethanol Group Weighs U.S. Subsidy Lawsuit
March 17, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment

By Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck (Reuters/Forexyard)  European bioethanol producers will decide by the end of March whether to file a legal complaint with the European Commission over U.S. subsidies, the EU’s main bioethanol lobby said.
Producers such …

Lake Mayors Range from Optimistic to Concerned on Trash-to-Ethanol
March 17, 2011 – 7:52 am | No Comment

by Marc Chase (NWI Times)  Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. expressed reservation at signing a 20-year agreement to commit his city’s trash to a process that remains commercially unproven.
“I talk to smart people that know …

DOE’s Duff Warns that Asian Industrial Buildup Threatens “Our Way of Life” if US Does Not Reduce Oil Consumption
March 17, 2011 – 7:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DOE’s Biomass Program Lead Engineer warns that, when it comes to biofuels, “it’s the economy, stupid”.
In Georgia, DOE Biomass Program Lead Engineer Brian Duff, keynoting the BioPro Expo in …

Delay to Certification of Aviation Jet Biofuels May Damage Investor Confidence, Claims Lufthansa
March 16, 2011 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The approval of Bio-SPK jet fuels for use in commercial aircraft operations is not now expected until the middle of the year at earliest and could possibly be delayed until the end of 2011, …

Action Required Now if Alternative Aviation Fuels Are to Help Meet Emissions Targets, Concludes Major European Study
March 16, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The transfer from fossil fuels to biofuels is a must if the air transport industry is to survive beyond the middle of century, was the stark message from Dirk van Vreckem of the European …

New UT/ORNL Center: Taking on the World’s Energy Problems and Translating Intellectual Capital into Economic Investment
March 16, 2011 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is launching an academic unit that seeks to transform the energy industry in our country and the world, as …

Sustainability and the Environment I: Uncertainty in Indirect Land Use Change in the Life Cycle of Biofuels: Impacts for Legislation
March 16, 2011 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Adam J. Liska (Department of Biological Systems Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln)   Liska opens his presentation with the formerly impending climate change legislation H.R. 2454, and states that the act would have done …

Sustainability and the Environment I: Bioenergy & Climate: the Long, Medium, and Short of It
March 16, 2011 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Nathanael Greene (Natural Resources Defense Council Representative)   Greene begins by making the point that “long-term environmental imperatives” need to be applied at a global level, and that bioenergy must be an integral part of a …

Sustainability and the Environment I: Advanced Biofuels: Technology Trends and Policy Opportunities
March 16, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Amy Ehlers (Biotechnology Industry Organization)   The group BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) is a trade association which is located in Washington D.C. and has over 1,200 member companies in both the U.S. and 31 other countries. …

Budgets & Biotech: Congress Urged to Continue Supporting Advanced Biofuels
March 16, 2011 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

(BIOtechNOW)  Industry leaders point out that biotech-enabled advanced biofuels spur job growth and reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil.
Three leading biotechnology trade groups are urging Congress to protect important bioenergy program funding.
In a Feb. 25 …

E85 Sales in Iowa Break Records
March 16, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  E85 sales in Iowa have broken all records reaching an all-time high for the state. According to the Iowa Department of Revenue, sales of E85 by Iowa retailers reached 9,311,908 gallons …

U.S. Sen. Grassley: Ethanol and Energy
March 16, 2011 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(  Floor Speech of Sen. Chuck Grassley Ethanol and Energy Independence Delivered Monday, March 07, 2011
…We must look to alternative and renewable resources so we can improve our energy and national security.
This includes supporting energy …