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Department of Education Starts Award for 'Green' Schools

(US Department of Education)  The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

QUINVITA and the Brazilian Bio-Jetfuel Platform Sign a Strategic Alliance Agreement on Jatropha curcas R&D

The Brazilian Bio-Jetfuel Platform and the Industrial Crops Technology Company, QUINVITA announces today they entered into a strategic alliance on Research and Development of Jatropha production and processing. Under the

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Mozambique: Italian Company to Grow Jatropha in Moamba

(AllAfrica.com)  The Italian company “BioEnergy” is to invest 20 million dollars to grow the shrub Jatropha in Sabie, in the southern Mozambican district of Moamba. The jatropha seeds will be

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Solix BioSystems™ Sells and Delivers First Commercial Lumian™ AGS4000

(Solix BioSystems)  Solix BioSystems today announced the first sale and delivery of its Lumian AGS4000 high productivity, fully integrated algae cultivation system to New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces, New

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Amyris's First Commercial Production Facility Complete and Operational

(Amyris)  Amyris, Inc., announced the completion of the first industrial-scale facility for the production of Biofene™, Amyris’s renewable farnesene. The production facility is located in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil at a

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Tanzania: Expert Faults Commercial Jatropha Investments

(AllAfrica.com)  Jatropha should not replace any crops in arable farms and instead should be cultivated by smallholder farmers as hedges for farms, an expert has warned. Pamoja Inc Co-Director Jonathan

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Fryer Grease Rustling Rises Due to Oil Price Hikes

by David Hendee (Reuters)  Rises in fuel prices have led to an increase in the number of used fryer grease rustlers roaming restaurant alleys in the United States. Grease thefts

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AlgaePalooza to Kick Off Backyard Biofuels Citizen Scientist Project May 7, 2011 St. Louis, MO

  AlgaePalooza to Kick Off Backyard Biofuels Citizen Scientist Project   May 7, 2011  St. Louis, MO

(PRLog)  To kick off the algae collecting season, the Saint Louis Science Center and the Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are hosting the

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Gevo and Mustang Sign Agreement for Bio-Jet Fuel

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, today announced it has signed an engineering and consulting agreement with Mustang Engineering, LP (Mustang) to convert Gevo’s renewable isobutanol

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Gingrich Got $300,000 to Promote Ethanol, Report Says

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Newt Gingrich, who raised eyebrows this winter with his spirited defense of U.S. ethanol policy, received more than $300,000 in consulting fees from an industry

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Learn to Run a Biorefinery in a Virtual Control Room Developed by Iowa State Researchers

(EurekAlert!)  David Grewell flipped on the augers that carry corn from a truck to a biorefinery. Then, with a few more clicks of his computer mouse, he turned on the

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Competence Center for Sugar and Bioethanol Industries

(OpenPR/Mettler Toledo)  As food and alternative fuel demands continue to grow, increasing pressure is being placed on sugar and bioethanol producers to improve efficiency and process safety in order to

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Mission Mode Programme on Biofuels and Bioenergy

(India.gov.in)  The Department of Biotechnology has launched a mission programme on biofuel from biomass. The thrust is on developing ethanol using Lignocellulosic waste as a raw material, identifying recombinant microbial

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Cabiao, Candaba Set to Grow Sweet Sorghum for Food, Fuel

by Tonette Orejas  (Business.Inquirer.net)  Test farming of sweet sorghum in the last six years showed crop production in the Philippines to be 50 percent higher than in India, increasing the

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Brazil to Aid Pakistan in Ethanol Efforts

(Pakistan Today)  Brazil and Pakistan produce huge amount of sugarcane and Brazil will soon establish its industry to help Pakistan in ethanol extraction or production from sugarcane which would bring

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

A Peculiar Sign of Success

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  It was quite a shock to return from the exciting and very sustainability-oriented Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference in Washington, DC to headlines like “Are

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

So You Want to Be a Biofuels Investing Rock Star?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Biofuels investing is not for the faint of heart – even high-flyers like Gevo, up more than 33 percent since its debut earlier this year,

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The Golden Landfill State: California Democrats Continue to Block Use of Waste for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Jim Stewart, Chairman of the Board, BioEnergy Producers Association reports: “Democrats on California’s environmental committees, for more than six years, have blocked corrective legislation that

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Research Could Lead to New Source of Ingredients

(ManufacturingChemist.com)   Researchers at Glyndwr University looking at the commercial potential of high-sugar perennial rye-grass as feedstock for the production of bio-ethanol and other chemicals will also consider the fibre’s

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

MHI Establishes Technology to Produce Biofuel Locally at Low Cost from Rice and Barley Straws

(JapanCorp.net)  Project to Make Efficient Use of Soft Cellulose Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has successfully established technology to produce ethanol for automobile fuel, satisfying the standards of the Japanese

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Montana Farmers Planting Less Camelina for Biofuel

by Tom Lutey (Billings Gazette)  Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles for a planting date with Montana farmers. “The biggest challenge of

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference: the Analyst View

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Piper Jaffray’s Mike Cox and Mike Ritzenthaler, and Raymond James’ Pavel Molchanov, publish notes on the progress of advanced biofuels following their meetings and presentations

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

UC Berkeley Launches Synthetic Biology Institute to Advance Research in Biological Engineering

(EurekAlert!)  An alliance of top researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has formed the UC Berkeley Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI), advancing efforts to engineer cells and biological systems in

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

New Essay on Bioenergy, Fertilizer, Wastewater Remediation

by Steven Medina (Biofuels Digest)  “He intensively grows corn for ethanol in clay soil that once grew corn for bootleg liquor and a variety of other crops to varying degrees

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Lignol Develops Engineering Design Package for Commercial Biorefiner

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation, a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector today announced it has completed an engineering design package for a commercial-scale biorefinery that

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Israel Corp. Unit Reports Biomass Fuel Breakthrough

by Amiram Barkat and Yael Gruntman  (Globes Israel’s Business Arena)  Primus Green Energy has an agreement with Lockheed Martin to develop bio-jet fuel for the US Defense Department. Primus Green

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Cadillac Sugars, Chevrolet Prices

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new generation of technologists aim high in value, low in cost, as the race for sugars to process into biofuels amps up a notch

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Global Food Crisis, Biofuels and Land Grabs in Ghana

by Bright Owusu  (Ghana mma)  The time has never been riper for the people of Ghana to speak out about the terrible negligence of consecutive governments who have allowed horrendous

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Germany Joins up with Lufthansa to Sponsor Biofuel Six Times Worse than Fossil Fuel

by William McLennan (The Ecologist)  Campaigners are outraged over airline Lufthansa and German government funding for jatropha biofuels trial The German government is financing a leading European airline’s biofuel trials

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Role of Nanoadditive Blended Biodiesel Emulsion Fuel on the Working Characteristics of a Diesel Engine

by J. Sadhik Basha and R. B. Anand  (Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy)   Biodiesel emulsions are considered as the propitious alternative fuels for diesel engines. The need of biodiesel emulsion

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The Need for Biofuels

(The Star Malaysia)  Experts predict the majority of the world’s oil fields will reach maximum petroleum extraction capacity in 2020, a state otherwise known as “peak oil”. After this point,

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Aussie Scientists Lead Race for Renewable Fuel

by Rebecca Baillie  (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)  With the price of fuel hitting $1.50 a litre, there’s a growing push to develop renewable alternatives. Scientists in Australia are part of the

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

CSMCRI in Talks with Companies Regarding Jatropha Biodiese

(Biocommodity.com)  Bhavnagar based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute(CSMCRI), is likely to initiate talks with oil companies for manufacturing jatropha-based biofuel on a commercial scale. “We have

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Malaysian Scientist Jagjit Kaurah’s “Floating Bed Method” May Hold a Solution to the World’s Food and Fuel Crises

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …Malaysian scientist Jagjit Kaurah works at the Universiti Putra Malaysia research station in Port Dickson, and he was walking on the beach one day

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

John Boehner: Oil Companies Should Pay Their 'Fair Share'

by Darren Goode (Politico)  House Speaker John Boehner says he’s open to calls from the White House to curb some of the $4 billion in oil and gas subsidies and

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

How to Decrease Algae Culture “Crashes”

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Arizona State University through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is studying the factors involved in algal crop failure known as

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Protec Fuel Opens Two E85 Stations in Florida

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Protec Fuel is celebrating the opening of two new E85 stations in South Florida this week, one in Delray Beach and one in Cooper City. …“The

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack Rejects Correlation of Food Prices and Ethanol

by David Bennett (Western Farm Press)  As food prices rise, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is not fond of claims that ethanol production is a major cause. He also says an

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

SC State University Professor Looks to Make Biofuel Cheaper

by Adam Pinsker (MidlandsConnect.com)  A South Carolina State University professor is leading a team of engineers and economists on a three-year study into how to make biofuel cheaper. Professor Jae-Dong

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Gas Developers on Hunt for Investors

by Andrew Duffy ( The Victoria Times Colonist)  …Victoria’s Novaera Fuels has managed to concoct a fuel with most of its components derived from renewable resources and the company has

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Group Brings Different Views on Biofuels to Brazil

by Heather Thorstensen  (AgriNews.com)  Four Minnesota farmers were part of a group that traveled to Brazil in March to learn more about indirect land use change, a divisive issue surrounding biofuels.

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Pumps and a Green Energy Economy

by Tom Vilsack (The White House Blog)  …Today there are millions of so-called ‘flex fuel vehicles’ on the road that can use fuel containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E-85). 

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

AE Biofuels Gets Grant for Co-Located Cellulosic Pilot Plant

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  AE Advanced Fuels Keyes Inc. is aiming for the future. At the same time the company is working to restart a 55 MMgy ethanol

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Twin Cities Clean City Coalition Top Gas Use Reducer

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The U.S. Department of Energy has released a national ranking of Clean Cities programs that have had the most impact in the reduction of gasoline use.

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Michigan State University Receives $2.9M in Federal Grants for Biofuel Research

by Melissa Domsic  (LSJ.com) Michigan State University has received $2.9 million in federal grants for bio-based energy research. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded five-year grants for three projects focusing

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Making Headway in Utah

by Josh Loftin (Bloomberg/BusinessWeek)  …One of the largest potential sources for biofuels is algae, which needs a lot of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to grow, said Kevin Shurtleff, director of

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

IEA Releases Technology Roadmap Biofuels for Transport

(Industrial Fuels and Power)  A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

The Impact of Ethanol and Ethanol Subsidies on Corn Prices: Revisiting History

by Bruce A. Babcock, Jacinto F. Fabiosa (Iowa State University)  The rapid rise in corn prices that began in the fall of 2006 coincided with exponential growth in U.S. corn

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Revises Plan to Boost Biofuel Investment

by Ben Lefebvre  (Dow Jones Newswires/Denver Post)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is embarking on a revised biorefinery-finance program that it hopes will boost the amount of cellulosic-bio fuel production

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Holds Promise as Renewable Fuel — Just Not Yet

by Abby Schultz  (CNBC.com)  …“There’s a significant amount of capital required for algal oil producers to scale up to commercial meaningful quantities,” says Jim Rekoske, general manager at Honeywell’s UOP division,

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Q&A with Matt Roberts, Owner of RS Fuels Store Owner Looks to Make Alternative Fuels a Part of Company’s Offerings

by Jay Marks (NewsOK.com)   Q:  RS Fuel recently opened a convenience store at 3330 W Memorial Road offering compressed natural gas and E85 ethanol. Why did you think it

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA is Working to Create Supply, Demand for Biofuels

by Heather Thorstensen   (AgriNews.com)   The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to create more supply and demand for renewable fuels nationwide, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. …During a

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Franken Tours Poet Ethanol Plant

(AlbertLeaTribune.com)  Get ethanol at the pumps. That’s what the farmer owners of the Poet Glenville ethanol plant told Sen. Al Franken they would like to see. The comments came during

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Local View: Filling in the Blanks on Ethanol

by Kelly Brunkhorst  (Journal Star /Nebraska Corn Board)  J. Patrick Boyle’s column, “Corn ethanol: Burning up food budgets,” (LJS, April 21) may make a couple of valid points, but he omits

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Is More Really Less? Overfertilizing Can Degrade Quality

by Morgan Gallagher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Rather than look at only the total mass yield of either the corn grain or the crop residue, we took a different approach. We

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Germany’s E10 Introduction—A Drama Not to Be Repeated

by Robert Vierhout (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE)   …In early 2009, France was the first to introduce E10 fuel, once it was allowed in the EU. All BP filling stations offered

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Knocking Natural Gas Off Its Throne

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Although natural gas is king of power generation at ethanol plants, there’s increasing interest in renewable energy technologies that could help ethanol plants

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Sugarcane Cools Climate

(ScienceNewsLine/Carnegie Institution)  …Now scientists from the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology have found that sugarcane has a double benefit. Expansion of the crop in areas previously occupied by other

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Avjet Biotech Signs License Agreement With NC State To Commercialize Aviation Biofuel Technologies

(PRLog/Avjet Biotech)    Avjet Biotech, Inc. (ABI), a leading developer of small distributive refining systems in the 10 to 15 million gallon per year range and parent company of Red

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Nation Urged to Hike Ethanol Production

by Bao Chang (China Daily)  New process uses bio-waste instead of grains to make gasoline additive China should boost its fuel ethanol industry as part of its efforts to reduce

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Lawsuit: Ethanol Production Threatens America's Vanishing Grasslands

by Kathleen Ryan  (Public News Service)  The search for ethanol is devastating one of America’s vanishing ecosystems. That’s the claim

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell Oil President Odum Calls For Biofuel Incentives

by Ryan Tracy (Dow Jones NewsWires/NASDAQ.com)  Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum gave a bullish outlook for biofuels Tuesday, saying

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Cornoil – A Growing Feedstock for REG

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The synergies between the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels industries are growing. One of the things

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Can I Use Ethanol-Blended Fuel in My Weed-Whacker and Lawnmower?

by Taryn Morgan  (Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, ethanol makes up for 10% of our gasoline supply and can be found

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Obama to Congress: End ‘Unwarranted Tax Breaks’ for Oil Companies

by Zachary A. Goldfarb  (The Washington Post)  President Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to take “immediate action” to end tax subsidies

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

7th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 8-10, 2011 Bruges, Belgium

  7th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries     June 8-10, 2011    Bruges, Belgium

As a result of the growing impact of renewable resources, this conference aims at bringing together academic researchers, industrial experts,

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

On Becoming an Algae Entrepreneur in Australia

by Stephen Bedford Clark  (Algae Industry Magazine)   My introduction to algaculture began as a young Mining Engineer in Yorkshire,

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Paper Industry Pushed Further into the Black by ‘Black Liquor’ Tax Credits

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  …The paper industry — which in 2009 raked in billions of dollars in federal subsidiesoriginally

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Secretary Chu Announces $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects

(US Department of Energy)  ARPA-E’s 4th round of funding focuses on rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage,

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‘Go Green Expo’ Plants Environmental Seed at Hagerstown Community College

by Andrew Schotz (Hagerstown Herald-Mail)  A “Go Green Expo” sponsored by U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett drew about 200 people Tuesday

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Why Only Fossil Fuels Deserve Subsidies — Just Ask Paul Ryan

by Kirsten Korosec (BNET)  …How can maintaining subsidies for the fossil fuels industry, while cutting incentives and funding for cleaner

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

What Ever Happened to Jobs?

by David Di Martino (The Hill)  As far as winning messages go, the national Republicans had one in 2010: It’s

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

An Astonishing 2,564 Miles Per Gallon Achieved at Shell Eco-Marathon® Americas 2011

(Shell/PRNewsWire)  Quebec’s Universite Laval Defends Title Winning Shell Eco-marathon Americas for Third Consecutive Year Going the farthest distance might sound

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

State Corn Checkoff Sponsors Ethanol Eco-Challenge Team

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  A team of high school students from Durand placed third overall at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

World Bank Wary of Biofuel Rule Impact

by Sam Fleming (The Telegraph)  The World Bank has called for the relaxation of laws requiring crops to be blended

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

New Bioenergy Magazine Designed as Public Resource for Renewable Fuels

by Robert Sanders  (UC Berkeley)  A new magazine, Bioenergy Connection, debuts this month to inform the public and stimulate discussion

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

On Earth Day, Bay Area Fuel Producer Begins Selling Eco-Friendly Biodiesel to the Public, Below Market Prices

(MarketWire/Sirona)  On Earth Day, Bay Area Fuel Producer Begins Selling Eco-Friendly Biodiesel to the Public, Below Market Prices Sirona Fuels,

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Cobalt Technologies, American Process to Build First Cellulosic Biobutanol Refinery

(SustainableBusiness.com)  Biobutanol company Cobalt Technologies and American Process Inc. (API), a developer of lignocellulosic sugar production technologies, announced an agreement

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Bryan: DOE Shifting Focus from Gasoline Replacement to Entire Barrel of Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Paul Bryan, program manager of the DOE’s Office of Biomass, said at the Advanced Biofuesl

April 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Five Biofuels Groups Unite behind RFS2 as “Critical Foundation for Advanced Biofuels”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, the Advanced Biofuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, the

April 21, 2011 Read Full Article

USArmy Corps of Engineers Releases Benchmarks to Meet Energy and Sustainability Goals

(US Army Corps of Engineers)  Today, (April 19, 2011) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released, for the first

April 20, 2011 Read Full Article

2nd Annual Future of Biobased Chemicals – Inception to Marketplace Conference July 7-8, 2011 San Francisco, CA.

  2nd Annual Future of Biobased Chemicals – Inception to Marketplace Conference  July 7-8, 2011   San Francisco, CA.

The biobased chemicals sector continues to gain recognition from large corporations, government officials, and consumers as a viable source of

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Panel OKs New Biodiesel Facility

by Marjon Rostami (The Virginia Pilot/iStockAnalyst.com)  Recycled French fry oil could soon be part of what fuels local government vehicles after

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

New York Program Promotes Use of Biodiesel in Generators

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  A new program in New York aims to promote the use of biodiesel-blended fuel in

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Commodity Trading October 19-20, 2011 Copenhagen, Denmark

  Bioenergy Commodity Trading   October 19-20, 2011   Copenhagen, Denmark

Developing Best Strategies for Biomass Sourcing, Trading & Procurement across the Globe ACI’s Bioenergy Commodity Trading 2011 will take place

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont Urges Congress to Keep Biofuel Policy

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  …“The single most important thing that Congress can do for advanced biofuels is to

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Super Corn Sought to Limit Nitrogen Use, Pollution

by Jon Birger (Bloomberg)  …Other than water and sunlight, there’s nothing more important to growing corn — the most-valuable U.S.

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Sovereign Focuses on Delivering Ethanol's Message

by Jean Caspers-Simmet  (AgriNews.com)  Dave Sovereign tries to help people see the benefits ethanol brings to the economy. …It frustrates Sovereign

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

A Field of Promise

by Erin Voegele  (Biorefining Magazine)  Viaspace reports independent test results of Giant King Grass evaluation. Data gathered during independent evaluations

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Spin-Off Industry Developing in Clearfield Borough

by Aaron T. Evans (Gant Daily)  A spin-off industry from Bionol Clearfield’s ethanol plant is under development in Clearfield Borough.

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

6 States, Nation's Capital Now at $4 a Gallon Gas

(AP/Google)  …  On Sunday, the Empire State became the sixth state to top $4 for the average price of a

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack Testifies on Biofuels

by Andy Eubank (USDA/Hoosier Ag Today)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently testified before a Senate committee on the effect and

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Propel Fuels CEO Lays Out Biofuels Infrastructure Vision

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Propel Fuels’ CEO Matt Horton explained to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Subsidy Scheme in Doubt

(TVNZ)  …ONE News has discovered the programme to subsidise the fledgling biofuels industry isn’t delivering, even though at least one

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil Arms Show Offers Partnership Opportunities

(UPI.com)  …”We look forward to meeting with potential customers from Brazil and all over Latin America to discuss how we

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

The Biofuels Technology Square Dance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …How’s an investor to parse out all these technologies. For many, it’s a case of

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

MINN. LEGISLATURE ROUNDUP: Ag Bill Could Get Dayton Signature

by Don Davis (Grand Forks Herald)  Gov. Mark Dayton likely will sign an agriculture funding bill despite earlier demands that

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Fuel and Animal Feed Both Produced from Advanced Biofuel Biomass: The New Biofuel Paradigm

By Robert Kozak (Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc.)  Worldwide Importance of Protein Animal Feed When I began working with sugar beet

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Freshman Republican Breaks Rank On Oil Subsidies

by Dan Froomkin (Huffington Post)  A freshman Republican congressman from Wisconsin has broken rank with his GOP colleagues by calling

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Unite in Response to Anti-Ethanol Policy Forum

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Food and environmental lobby groups took their anti-ethanol message to the Capitol Visitors Center

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Proposes 'Greener' Energy Tax

by Andrew Willis  (EUObserver.com)  EU taxes on motor and heating fuels will focus on carbon emissions and energy content in

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

New Bio-Fuel Launched in Hamilton

by Simon Shepherd  (3News)  The first of a new bio-friendly fuel has gone on sale in New Zealand. The new

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Ethanol Critics ‘Shortchanging’ U.S. Farmers, Vilsack Says

by Alan Bjerga (Bloomberg)  Ethanol critics are engaged in a “false debate” over biofuels and should be asking how U.S.

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Air Transport World's Eco-Aviation Conference May 3-5, 2011 Arlington, VA

  Air Transport World's Eco-Aviation Conference    May 3-5, 2011   Arlington, VA

ATW’s 4th Annual Eco-Aviation Conference looks at the strategies and technologies being implemented by the air transport industry as it

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5th „Biodiesel“ International Conference October 6-7, 2011 Berlin, Germany

  5th „Biodiesel“ International Conference  October 6-7, 2011   Berlin, Germany

The Association Quality Management Biodiesel reg. Ass. (AGQM) organizes its fifth international conference on biodiesel in Berlin on 6th and

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Algae’s Killer App

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)    Where in the world is the best place for a new algae facility?

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Vietnam Joins Race for Biofuel

(vnbusinessreg.com)  Vietnam said it has intensified efforts to promote biofuel production in the country under the plan on biofuel development

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Supply of Commercial-Grade Biodiesel to Start

by Helen Murdoch (Nelson Mail)  …Biodiesel New Zealand general manager Andrew Simcock yesterday told 60 people at a Nelson seminar

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  To support President Obama’s goal of reducing America’s oil imports by one-third by 2025, the U.S.

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Push Is on for More E85

by Kevin Goff (ABC Local/Mid-Michigan WJRT)  E85 pumps few and far between With gas prices now at $4 a gallon,

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Feds, Gas Stations Hope E-85 is Cure to Pain at the Pump

by John Pepitone  (FOX4KC.com)   As part of the government’s strategy to help control fuel prices, Uncle Sam wants drivers

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Foodservice Moves into Biofuel

by Coral Beach  (The Packer)  U.S. Foodservice officials plan to fuel trucks at their Columbia division in Lexington, S.C., with

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Rural Development Invites Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

(US Department of Agriculture)   Agricultural Producers in Non-rural Areas are Now Eligible, Funding May Be Used for Flex-Fuel Pumps

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Study: Algae Could Replace 17% of U.S. Oil Imports

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Choosing optimal growing locations limits algal biofuel’s water use High oil prices and environmental and economic

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

GEISS: Biofuel Takes Off with U.S. Air Force

by Kevin Geiss (The Washington Times)  …Since that first well, our national demand for fuel has grown astronomically. We have

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Sugar Cane Fertilises Its Own Soil

by Mario Osava (Tierramérica/IPS)  The mechanisation of sugar cane harvesting, originally aimed at curbing the pollution caused by the burning

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

BIOeCON Raises 1 Million Euro’s for a Biomass Based Fuel Cell

(BIOeCON)  BIOeCON a leading pioneer in the field of non-edible biomass conversion, has raised an additional 1 million Euro’s from

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OriginOil Signs First Major Distribution Deal with Process Partner

(OriginOil)  Global distribution plan extends to product integration, manufacturing and mutual marketing OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology to

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Abengoa on Schedule to Secure 100 Percent of the Biomass Requirement for its Hugoton, Kansas, Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

(Abengoa)  Abengoa, the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, is on

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

It’s Time We Break Down the Blend Wall – For Good

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Biofuels Digest)  There is no greater hurdle to the expansion of the American biofuels industry than

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

US Navy Spartan Energy Ethos Means Biofuels (Four Commercial-Scale Biorefineries) and Energy Efficiency for the Fleet and the Country. For How Long? In Perpetuity …

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On April 12th at the Navy League’s 2011 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the leaders of

April 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Study: Gas from ‘Fracking’ Worse than Coal on Climate

by Ben Geman (The Hill)   Cornell University professors will soon publish research that concludes natural gas produced with a

April 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on Boat Racing

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new partnership between the ethanol industry and boat racers is hoping to dunk the image

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Lack of Input for EPA Biofuels Report Could Impact Future Policy

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The first triennial report on biofuels being drafted for Congress by the U.S. EPA

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Waste Conversion Technology Conference June 8-9, 2011 Philadelphia, PA

  Waste Conversion Technology Conference   June 8-9, 2011  Philadelphia, PA

The Agenda Focus is: Waste Conversion Technology: Exclusive case studies from the world’s leading operators representing the full array of

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Santa Fe Community College Holds First Algaculture Workshop

by Charles Bensinger  (Algae Industry Magazine)  The Santa Fe Community College held its first Algaculture Seminar and Workshop on April

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Lott, Dorgan, Jones, Reilly form Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, former Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND), former National Security Advisor

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USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research grants awarded to spur production of bioenergy and biobased

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels: Ethical Issues

The latest report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Biofuels: ethical issues, is published today. … The report considers the

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D1 Oils: Siemens Biodiesel Ferry Trial Fuels 40 pct Share-Price Rally

by Jamie Ashcroft  (Proactive Investors)   Shares in D1 Oils shot up over 40 percent today as it revealed an

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NYSERDA Announces $6.5 Million in Incentives to Reduce Carbon Emissions From Buildings with 5 or More Apartments, Co-ops or Condos in New York

(RealEstateRama)  To help encourage the early adoption of New York City’s planned phase-out of #6 fuel oil, the New York State Energy

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OnSite Energy Unveils Gen2 Biodiesel Processor in Flint

(PR NewsWire/OnSite Energy)  With rising diesel prices smashing farmer, municipality and trucker budgets, OnSite Energy of Flint, Michigan announces its second generation

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Leader Tells Senate Committee Consistency Is Key

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  A consistent commitment by Congress that avoids the ups and downs of public opinion will be crucial

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Methanol Greener than Ethanol

by Gerry Calhoun (DNJ.com)  …Methanol, processed from natural gas, is an alcohol, like ethanol, but it needs no extensive lands

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE Gearing Up For Quadrennial Technology Review

by Matt Hourihan (Innovation Policy Blog) One of the big gaps in federal energy innovation policy has been the lack

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

KiOR Files $100M IPO – The Complete Digest Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Khosla-backed pyrolysis venture heads for the public markets. Is the IPO window still open? Will

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

House Appropriations Committee Releases Final Continuing Resolution; Incrementally Positive for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Industries

(Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati)  On April 12, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee released the final Continuing Resolution bill for

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Biofuel Named Canadian Horse of the Year

(Thoroughbred Times)  Multiple Grade 3 winner Biofuel, who was Canada’s champion two-year-old filly in 2009, was named that country’s 2010

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Ethanol's Overlooked Source of Food Supply

by Gavin Maguire   (Commodities Now/Reuters)  Ethanol producers often get much of the blame for driving the price of corn to

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BARD and ABS to Develop Algae Facility in Georgia

(Algae Industry Magazine)  ARD Holding Inc. and Algae Bioenergy Solutions LLC (ABS) have announced a Joint Venture to develop an

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Biotech Deinove Eyes U.S., Brazil Ethanol

(Reuters)  French green biotech firm Deinove, which hopes to use a 4 billion year old bacterium to develop the fuel

April 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Experts International to Provide Enzymatic Process For Biodiesel Production

(Biofuels Journal)  Biodiesel Experts International LLC is prepared to provide engineering, onsite supervision, startup, training, enzyme material, and complete plants

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Oregon’s Diesel to Contain 5 Percent Renewable Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Oregon is about to become the second state to require that most of the diesel sold there

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Process Optimization Seminar April 27-29, 2011 Houston, TX

  Process Optimization Seminar    April 27-29, 2011  Houston, TX

The issues that are encountered today in overseeing an ethanol facility requires management to be well versed in many ways

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E.P.A. Eases Way for Alternative-Fuel Engine Conversions

by Paul Steinquist  (New York Times)  The Environmental Protection Agency has revised its alternative-fuel conversion regulations for light and heavy-duty vehicles,

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Aviation Biofuels September 22-23, 2011 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  Aviation Biofuels   September 22-23, 2011   Montreal, Quebec, Canada

IATA Training:   Learn the challenges of integrating aviation biofuels with conventional jet fuel and their potential to reduce carbon

April 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels April 28-29 Geneva, Switzerland

  Aviation Biofuels   April 28-29  Geneva, Switzerland

IATA Training:   Learn the challenges of integrating aviation biofuels with conventional jet fuel and their potential to reduce carbon

April 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Aviation May Be Biofuels’ Killer App

by Mark Ingebretsen  (Investor Place)  …While the military may see biofuels as a way of guaranteeing supply in times of crises,

April 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Editorial: Welcome Back Carbon?

(Air Transport World)   …(A)bsent major advances in wind and solar technology, the role of fossil fuels in powering the

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Vision 2050: a European Future Where Society Has Recognised Travel by Air is Environmentally Friendly

(GreenAirOnline)   The public in the year 2050 is informed, understands and is convinced that the aviation sector has made

April 12, 2011 Read Full Article

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