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Department of Education Starts Award for ‘Green’ Schools
April 29, 2011 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(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 and teaching environmental literacy. The …

QUINVITA and the Brazilian Bio-Jetfuel Platform Sign a Strategic Alliance Agreement on Jatropha curcas R&D
April 29, 2011 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

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 signed agreement, QUINVITA joins the …

Mozambique: Italian Company to Grow Jatropha in Moamba
April 29, 2011 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(  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 exported to Italy to be processed …

Solix BioSystems™ Sells and Delivers First Commercial Lumian™ AGS4000
April 29, 2011 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

(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 Mexico. The Lumian AGS4000 is …

Amyris’s First Commercial Production Facility Complete and Operational
April 29, 2011 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(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 facility owned by Biomin do …

Tanzania: Expert Faults Commercial Jatropha Investments
April 29, 2011 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(  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 Otto said in Dar es Salaam …

Fryer Grease Rustling Rises Due to Oil Price Hikes
April 29, 2011 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

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 have spiked whenever fuel prices climbed …

AlgaePalooza to Kick Off Backyard Biofuels Citizen Scientist Project May 7, 2011 St. Louis, MO
April 29, 2011 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
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 2nd annual Algaepalooza.
Algae have significant …

Gevo and Mustang Sign Agreement for Bio-Jet Fuel
April 29, 2011 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(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 to bio-jet fuel. This effort …

Gingrich Got $300,000 to Promote Ethanol, Report Says
April 29, 2011 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

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 trade group in 2009, according …

Learn to Run a Biorefinery in a Virtual Control Room Developed by Iowa State Researchers
April 29, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(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 pumps that send grain all the …

Competence Center for Sugar and Bioethanol Industries
April 29, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(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 maximize productivity. Process analytics can …

Mission Mode Programme on Biofuels and Bioenergy
April 29, 2011 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(  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 strains for enhanced ethanol recovery, …

Cabiao, Candaba Set to Grow Sweet Sorghum for Food, Fuel
April 29, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Tonette Orejas  (  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 crop’s potential as a source …

Brazil to Aid Pakistan in Ethanol Efforts
April 29, 2011 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(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 about stability in petroleum prices …

A Peculiar Sign of Success
April 29, 2011 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

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 our biofuel mandates fueling Islamic …

So You Want to Be a Biofuels Investing Rock Star?
April 29, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

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, have been volatile – and …

The Golden Landfill State: California Democrats Continue to Block Use of Waste for Biofuels
April 29, 2011 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

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 would enable the state to …

Biofuel Research Could Lead to New Source of Ingredients
April 29, 2011 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(   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 potential for pharmaceutical applications.
High-sugar perennial …

MHI Establishes Technology to Produce Biofuel Locally at Low Cost from Rice and Barley Straws
April 29, 2011 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(  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 Automotive Standards Organization (JASO), from lignocellulose …

Montana Farmers Planting Less Camelina for Biofuel
April 29, 2011 – 11:26 am | No Comment

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 all is the price of wheat,” …

Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference: the Analyst View
April 29, 2011 – 11:18 am | No Comment

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 at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership …

UC Berkeley Launches Synthetic Biology Institute to Advance Research in Biological Engineering
April 29, 2011 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(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 ways that promise to transform …

New Essay on Bioenergy, Fertilizer, Wastewater Remediation
April 29, 2011 – 10:56 am | No Comment

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 of success, allowing my mother’s …

Lignol Develops Engineering Design Package for Commercial Biorefiner
April 29, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

(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 would produce up to 80 …

Israel Corp. Unit Reports Biomass Fuel Breakthrough
April 29, 2011 – 9:51 am | No Comment

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 Energy Ltd., a US subsidiary of Israel …

Cadillac Sugars, Chevrolet Prices
April 29, 2011 – 8:57 am | No Comment

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 or three
“You know, we hear …

Global Food Crisis, Biofuels and Land Grabs in Ghana
April 29, 2011 – 8:42 am | No Comment

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 land grabs by foreign nationals …

Germany Joins up with Lufthansa to Sponsor Biofuel Six Times Worse than Fossil Fuel
April 29, 2011 – 8:29 am | No Comment

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 despite claims from environmental groups it …

Role of Nanoadditive Blended Biodiesel Emulsion Fuel on the Working Characteristics of a Diesel Engine
April 29, 2011 – 8:11 am | No Comment

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 fuels for the diesel engines …

The Need for Biofuels
April 29, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

(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, a reduction in pressure causes …

Aussie Scientists Lead Race for Renewable Fuel
April 29, 2011 – 7:52 am | No Comment

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 global race to develop new …

CSMCRI in Talks with Companies Regarding Jatropha Biodiese
April 29, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

(  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 recently been granted the US patent …

Malaysian Scientist Jagjit Kaurah’s “Floating Bed Method” May Hold a Solution to the World’s Food and Fuel Crises
April 29, 2011 – 7:24 am | No Comment

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 when it occurred to him …

John Boehner: Oil Companies Should Pay Their ‘Fair Share’
April 28, 2011 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

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 tax incentives, as Washington continues …

How to Decrease Algae Culture “Crashes”
April 28, 2011 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  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 culture “crashes.” Grazing zooplankton are …

Protec Fuel Opens Two E85 Stations in Florida
April 28, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  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 owners of both stations are true …

Vilsack Rejects Correlation of Food Prices and Ethanol
April 28, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

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 uptick in grain prices will …

SC State University Professor Looks to Make Biofuel Cheaper
April 28, 2011 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Adam Pinsker (  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 Hong says one of the biggest …

Green Gas Developers on Hunt for Investors
April 28, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

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 completed its initial testing on …

Group Brings Different Views on Biofuels to Brazil
April 28, 2011 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Heather Thorstensen  (  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.
The Minneapolis-based Institute for Agriculture and …

Flex Fuel Pumps and a Green Energy Economy
April 28, 2011 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

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).  But too few filling stations …

AE Biofuels Gets Grant for Co-Located Cellulosic Pilot Plant
April 28, 2011 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

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 plant located in Keyes, Calif., …

Twin Cities Clean City Coalition Top Gas Use Reducer
April 28, 2011 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  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. At the top of the …

Michigan State University Receives $2.9M in Federal Grants for Biofuel Research
April 28, 2011 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Melissa Domsic  ( 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 on various aspects of producing biofuels, …

Renewable Energy Making Headway in Utah
April 28, 2011 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

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 the Utah State University Energy …

IEA Releases Technology Roadmap Biofuels for Transport
April 28, 2011 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(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 the transport sector and enhancing …

The Impact of Ethanol and Ethanol Subsidies on Corn Prices: Revisiting History
April 28, 2011 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

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 ethanol production. At about the …

USDA Revises Plan to Boost Biofuel Investment
April 28, 2011 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

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 in the country.
The USDA seeks …

Algae Holds Promise as Renewable Fuel — Just Not Yet
April 28, 2011 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Abby Schultz  (  …“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, which provides technologies to the …

Q&A with Matt Roberts, Owner of RS Fuels Store Owner Looks to Make Alternative Fuels a Part of Company’s Offerings
April 28, 2011 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jay Marks (   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 was important to offer those …

USDA is Working to Create Supply, Demand for Biofuels
April 28, 2011 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Heather Thorstensen   (   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 media briefing, he discussed how the …

Franken Tours Poet Ethanol Plant
April 28, 2011 – 9:34 am | No Comment

(  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 a meeting Wednesday at the plant.
“We …

Local View: Filling in the Blanks on Ethanol
April 28, 2011 – 8:48 am | No Comment

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 many facts that need to …

Is More Really Less? Overfertilizing Can Degrade Quality
April 27, 2011 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

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 measured the mass yield of …

Germany’s E10 Introduction—A Drama Not to Be Repeated
April 27, 2011 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

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 the new fuel almost overnight. …

Knocking Natural Gas Off Its Throne
April 27, 2011 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

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 someday produce a domestically grown …

Sugarcane Cools Climate
April 27, 2011 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(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 Brazilian crops cools the local …

Avjet Biotech Signs License Agreement With NC State To Commercialize Aviation Biofuel Technologies
April 27, 2011 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(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 Wolf Refining, has announced that …

Nation Urged to Hike Ethanol Production
April 27, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

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 carbon emissions and oil dependency, said …

Lawsuit: Ethanol Production Threatens America’s Vanishing Grasslands
April 27, 2011 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Kathleen Ryan  (Public News Service)  The search for ethanol is devastating one of America’s vanishing ecosystems. That’s the claim in a new lawsuit filed by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). It accuses the U.S. Environmental …

Shell Oil President Odum Calls For Biofuel Incentives
April 27, 2011 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Tracy (Dow Jones NewsWires/  Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum gave a bullish outlook for biofuels Tuesday, saying that during the next 20 years, biofuels will likely be “the most practical solution” for …

Cornoil – A Growing Feedstock for REG
April 27, 2011 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  The synergies between the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuels industries are growing. One of the things that’s been happening over the past few years is the ethanol industry creating a new …

Can I Use Ethanol-Blended Fuel in My Weed-Whacker and Lawnmower?
April 27, 2011 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Taryn Morgan  (Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, ethanol makes up for 10% of our gasoline supply and can be found at nearly every station across the nation.  This domestic, home-grown fuel is being utilized in …

Obama to Congress: End ‘Unwarranted Tax Breaks’ for Oil Companies
April 27, 2011 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Zachary A. Goldfarb  (The Washington Post)  President Obama urged Congress on Tuesday to take “immediate action” to end tax subsidies for oil and gas companies, as he attempts to limit the political fallout of surging …

7th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 8-10, 2011 Bruges, Belgium
April 27, 2011 – 9:05 am | No Comment
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, policymakers and venture capital providers to discuss the challenges emerging from the transition towards a …

On Becoming an Algae Entrepreneur in Australia
April 27, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Stephen Bedford Clark  (Algae Industry Magazine)   My introduction to algaculture began as a young Mining Engineer in Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. It was fueled by my hobby and passion for raising aquarium …

Paper Industry Pushed Further into the Black by ‘Black Liquor’ Tax Credits
April 27, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  …The paper industry — which in 2009 raked in billions of dollars in federal subsidiesoriginally intended to promote alternative highway fuels — is now using a different biofuel tax credit …

Secretary Chu Announces $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects
April 22, 2011 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  ARPA-E’s 4th round of funding focuses on rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that …

‘Go Green Expo’ Plants Environmental Seed at Hagerstown Community College
April 22, 2011 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Schotz (Hagerstown Herald-Mail)  A “Go Green Expo” sponsored by U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett drew about 200 people Tuesday to Hagerstown Community College.
“On a rainy day, that’s great,” Bartlett said.
The expo, held for the …

Why Only Fossil Fuels Deserve Subsidies — Just Ask Paul Ryan
April 22, 2011 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Kirsten Korosec (BNET)  …How can maintaining subsidies for the fossil fuels industry, while cutting incentives and funding for cleaner sources, be called anything but corporate welfare?
Ironically, one of the stated primary goals of the …

What Ever Happened to Jobs?
April 22, 2011 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by David Di Martino (The Hill)  As far as winning messages go, the national Republicans had one in 2010: It’s jobs, stupid.
Well, it wasn’t that specifically, but they did hammer the president and the Democrats …

An Astonishing 2,564 Miles Per Gallon Achieved at Shell Eco-Marathon® Americas 2011
April 22, 2011 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(Shell/PRNewsWire)  Quebec’s Universite Laval Defends Title Winning Shell Eco-marathon Americas for Third Consecutive Year
Going the farthest distance might sound like a foot race. But this past weekend, it meant stretching the boundaries of fuel efficiencyas …

State Corn Checkoff Sponsors Ethanol Eco-Challenge Team
April 22, 2011 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  A team of high school students from Durand placed third overall at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition in Houston, Texas last week, where they drove 572 miles per gallon with 100-percent ethanol …

World Bank Wary of Biofuel Rule Impact
April 22, 2011 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Sam Fleming (The Telegraph)  The World Bank has called for the relaxation of laws requiring crops to be blended into petrol, saying that they are contributing to the global food price crisis.
Robert Zoellick, the …

New Bioenergy Magazine Designed as Public Resource for Renewable Fuels
April 22, 2011 – 8:58 am | No Comment

by Robert Sanders  (UC Berkeley)  A new magazine, Bioenergy Connection, debuts this month to inform the public and stimulate discussion about the future of renewable transportation fuels around the world.
Published by the Energy Biosciences Institute …

On Earth Day, Bay Area Fuel Producer Begins Selling Eco-Friendly Biodiesel to the Public, Below Market Prices
April 22, 2011 – 8:45 am | No Comment

(MarketWire/Sirona)  On Earth Day, Bay Area Fuel Producer Begins Selling Eco-Friendly Biodiesel to the Public, Below Market Prices
Sirona Fuels, owner of the only commercial-scale biodiesel production facility in the Bay Area, announced today that beginning …

Cobalt Technologies, American Process to Build First Cellulosic Biobutanol Refinery
April 22, 2011 – 7:49 am | No Comment

(  Biobutanol company Cobalt Technologies and American Process Inc. (API), a developer of lignocellulosic sugar production technologies, announced an agreement to build the world’s first industrial-scale cellulosic biorefinery to produce biobutanol.
Additionally, the companies agreed to …

Bryan: DOE Shifting Focus from Gasoline Replacement to Entire Barrel of Oil
April 21, 2011 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Paul Bryan, program manager of the DOE’s Office of Biomass, said at the Advanced Biofuesl Leadership Conference that the DOE is shifting gears from focusing solely on replacing the gasoline …

Five Biofuels Groups Unite behind RFS2 as “Critical Foundation for Advanced Biofuels”
April 21, 2011 – 3:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, the Advanced Biofuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, the Advanced Ethanol Council, and BIO pledged to work cooperatively to preserve the status quo on …

USArmy Corps of Engineers Releases Benchmarks to Meet Energy and Sustainability Goals
April 20, 2011 – 7:24 am | No Comment

(US Army Corps of Engineers)  Today, (April 19, 2011) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released, for the first time, its fiscal year 2010 scorecard on sustainability and energy performance.  Using this scorecard as a …

2nd Annual Future of Biobased Chemicals – Inception to Marketplace Conference July 7-8, 2011 San Francisco, CA.
April 18, 2011 – 6:03 pm | No Comment
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 increased production of renewable chemicals, future job growth, small business development and stronger environmental awareness.
Join …

Chesapeake Panel OKs New Biodiesel Facility
April 18, 2011 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Marjon Rostami (The Virginia Pilot/  Recycled French fry oil could soon be part of what fuels local government vehicles after the city’s Planning Commission approved a conditional-use permit for a biodiesel plant in an industrial …

New York Program Promotes Use of Biodiesel in Generators
April 18, 2011 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  A new program in New York aims to promote the use of biodiesel-blended fuel in diesel generators. The BioGenset Project is administrated by Biodiesel Industries through a grant awarded by …

Bioenergy Commodity Trading October 19-20, 2011 Copenhagen, Denmark
April 18, 2011 – 5:31 pm | No Comment
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 on 19 – 20 October 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The event is the ideal location to …

DuPont Urges Congress to Keep Biofuel Policy
April 18, 2011 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  …“The single most important thing that Congress can do for advanced biofuels is to provide a stable policy environment,” Jan Koninckx, DuPont’s global biofuels business director, told the Senate …

Super Corn Sought to Limit Nitrogen Use, Pollution
April 18, 2011 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Jon Birger (Bloomberg)  …Other than water and sunlight, there’s nothing more important to growing corn — the most-valuable U.S. crop, worth $66.7 billion in 2010 — than nitrogen. Generous applications of nitrogen fertilizer are …

Sovereign Focuses on Delivering Ethanol’s Message
April 18, 2011 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Jean Caspers-Simmet  (  Dave Sovereign tries to help people see the benefits ethanol brings to the economy.
…It frustrates Sovereign when people bash ethanol.
“After 9/11 the president and Congress asked all Americans to do what they …

A Field of Promise
April 18, 2011 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biorefining Magazine)  Viaspace reports independent test results of Giant King Grass evaluation.
Data gathered during independent evaluations of Viaspace Inc.’s Giant King Grass demonstrate the crop has essentially the same properties as corn …

Ethanol Plant Spin-Off Industry Developing in Clearfield Borough
April 18, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Aaron T. Evans (Gant Daily)  A spin-off industry from Bionol Clearfield’s ethanol plant is under development in Clearfield Borough.
On Thursday night a representative from Air Liquide and a representative from Gannett Fleming Inc. gave …

6 States, Nation’s Capital Now at $4 a Gallon Gas
April 18, 2011 – 9:42 am | No Comment

(AP/Google)  …  On Sunday, the Empire State became the sixth state to top $4 for the average price of a gallon of gas, joining Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii and Illinois, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel …

Vilsack Testifies on Biofuels
April 18, 2011 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Andy Eubank (USDA/Hoosier Ag Today)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently testified before a Senate committee on the effect and influence of biofuels. Testifying before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Vilsack responded to …

Propel Fuels CEO Lays Out Biofuels Infrastructure Vision
April 18, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Propel Fuels’ CEO Matt Horton explained to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources how the federal government must participate in establishing the alternative fuel infrastructure of the future.
“With …

Biofuel Subsidy Scheme in Doubt
April 18, 2011 – 8:52 am | No Comment

(TVNZ)  …ONE News has discovered the programme to subsidise the fledgling biofuels industry isn’t delivering, even though at least one oil company is trying to make it work.
The news comes on the day Gull launched …

Brazil Arms Show Offers Partnership Opportunities
April 18, 2011 – 8:48 am | No Comment

(  …”We look forward to meeting with potential customers from Brazil and all over Latin America to discuss how we can meet their near-term and future defense and security requirements,” said Joe McAndrew, Boeing vice …

The Biofuels Technology Square Dance
April 18, 2011 – 8:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …How’s an investor to parse out all these technologies. For many, it’s a case of “you’re making what, from what, using what?”
…Here at the Digest, we think of it as …

MINN. LEGISLATURE ROUNDUP: Ag Bill Could Get Dayton Signature
April 18, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment

by Don Davis (Grand Forks Herald)  Gov. Mark Dayton likely will sign an agriculture funding bill despite earlier demands that the Republican-controlled Legislature agree on all of its spending plans before he approves any individual …

Fuel and Animal Feed Both Produced from Advanced Biofuel Biomass: The New Biofuel Paradigm
April 17, 2011 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

By Robert Kozak (Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc.)  Worldwide Importance of Protein Animal Feed
When I began working with sugar beet processors on our beet pulp biofuel sugar process, one of their first questions was, “Will there …

Freshman Republican Breaks Rank On Oil Subsidies
April 15, 2011 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Dan Froomkin (Huffington Post)  A freshman Republican congressman from Wisconsin has broken rank with his GOP colleagues by calling on lawmakers to re-evaulate the multi-billion-dollar subsidies the federal government doles out to already highly-profitable …

Ethanol Groups Unite in Response to Anti-Ethanol Policy Forum
April 15, 2011 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Food and environmental lobby groups took their anti-ethanol message to the Capitol Visitors Center April 14, staging a “Corn Ethanol Policy Forum” that included planned remarks from several legislators …

EU Proposes ‘Greener’ Energy Tax
April 15, 2011 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Willis  (  EU taxes on motor and heating fuels will focus on carbon emissions and energy content in the future, under draft rules published by the European Commission.
The proposed overhaul of the bloc’s …

New Bio-Fuel Launched in Hamilton
April 15, 2011 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Simon Shepherd  (3News)  The first of a new bio-friendly fuel has gone on sale in New Zealand.
The new fuel, called E85, was launched in Hamilton this morning. The fuel is made up of 85 …

Ethanol Critics ‘Shortchanging’ U.S. Farmers, Vilsack Says
April 15, 2011 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Alan Bjerga (Bloomberg)  Ethanol critics are engaged in a “false debate” over biofuels and should be asking how U.S. farmers can meet energy needs, rather than whether they should, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
“We’re …

Air Transport World’s Eco-Aviation Conference May 3-5, 2011 Arlington, VA
April 15, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
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 strives to create a greener, sustainable future for itself and the planet.
ATW’s Eco-Aviation Conference was …

5th „Biodiesel“ International Conference October 6-7, 2011 Berlin, Germany
April 15, 2011 – 3:53 pm | No Comment
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 7th October, 2011.
The focus at the conference will be on current aspects of quality assurance, …

Algae’s Killer App
April 15, 2011 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)    Where in the world is the best place for a new algae facility? If you answered, “wherever there’s abundant sunlight for photosynthesis” you’re on the right track. Beyond …

Vietnam Joins Race for Biofuel
April 15, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(  Vietnam said it has intensified efforts to promote biofuel production in the country under the plan on biofuel development to 2015 with a vision to 2025.
According to country’s energy ministry, Vietnam is focussing on …

Supply of Commercial-Grade Biodiesel to Start
April 15, 2011 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Helen Murdoch (Nelson Mail)  …Biodiesel New Zealand general manager Andrew Simcock yesterday told 60 people at a Nelson seminar on the fuel that it was examining a proposal to deliver commercial-grade biodiesel into the …

U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative
April 15, 2011 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(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. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today jointly announced up to $30 million over …

Push Is on for More E85
April 15, 2011 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Goff (ABC Local/Mid-Michigan WJRT)  E85 pumps few and far between
With gas prices now at $4 a gallon, there is a push to expand the use of alternative fuels.
The bottom line is, right now, …

Feds, Gas Stations Hope E-85 is Cure to Pain at the Pump
April 15, 2011 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by John Pepitone  (   As part of the government’s strategy to help control fuel prices, Uncle Sam wants drivers to use a blend of ethanol called E-85, which is a lot cheaper than regular …

U.S. Foodservice Moves into Biofuel
April 15, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Coral Beach  (The Packer)  U.S. Foodservice officials plan to fuel trucks at their Columbia division in Lexington, S.C., with biodiesel made from used vegetable oil that the company originally sold to customers in the …

USDA Rural Development Invites Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
April 15, 2011 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)   Agricultural Producers in Non-rural Areas are Now Eligible, Funding May Be Used for Flex-Fuel Pumps
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (April 14, 2011) invited agricultural producers and rural small businesses to …

Study: Algae Could Replace 17% of U.S. Oil Imports
April 15, 2011 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Choosing optimal growing locations limits algal biofuel’s water use
High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. But …

GEISS: Biofuel Takes Off with U.S. Air Force
April 15, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Geiss (The Washington Times)  …Since that first well, our national demand for fuel has grown astronomically. We have seen this in the Defense Department as well. Since the Vietnam War, there has been a …

Sugar Cane Fertilises Its Own Soil
April 15, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Mario Osava (Tierramérica/IPS)  The mechanisation of sugar cane harvesting, originally aimed at curbing the pollution caused by the burning of cane fields, has resulted in an added bonus: it has helped to improve soil …

BIOeCON Raises 1 Million Euro’s for a Biomass Based Fuel Cell
April 15, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(BIOeCON)  BIOeCON a leading pioneer in the field of non-edible biomass conversion, has raised an additional 1 million Euro’s from existing shareholders, including a grant from the Dutch Ministry of Economic affairs, to design and …

OriginOil Signs First Major Distribution Deal with Process Partner
April 15, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Global distribution plan extends to product integration, manufacturing and mutual marketing
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, today announced …

Abengoa on Schedule to Secure 100 Percent of the Biomass Requirement for its Hugoton, Kansas, Cellulosic Ethanol Facility
April 15, 2011 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(Abengoa)  Abengoa, the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, is on schedule to secure 100 percent of the biomass raw material for its Hugoton, Kansas, cellulosic …

It’s Time We Break Down the Blend Wall – For Good
April 15, 2011 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Biofuels Digest)  There is no greater hurdle to the expansion of the American biofuels industry than the artificial barriers to the market. Through flawed policy and outdated regulation, these barriers serve …

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 …
April 14, 2011 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On April 12th at the Navy League’s 2011 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the leaders of the US Navy’s 50% petroleum reduction by 2020 program honed in on what it means …

Study: Gas from ‘Fracking’ Worse than Coal on Climate
April 14, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill)   Cornell University professors will soon publish research that concludes natural gas produced with a drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” contributes to global warming as much as coal, or even …

Ethanol Report on Boat Racing
April 13, 2011 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  A new partnership between the ethanol industry and boat racers is hoping to dunk the image of ethanol as a bad fuel for boat engines.
Through the alliance between the Renewable Fuels Association …

Lack of Input for EPA Biofuels Report Could Impact Future Policy
April 13, 2011 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The first triennial report on biofuels being drafted for Congress by the U.S. EPA lacks input from industry experts, which could result in negative information being falsely presented as …

Waste Conversion Technology Conference June 8-9, 2011 Philadelphia, PA
April 13, 2011 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
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 waste conversion technologies
Financing: Build a complete financing strategy with the latest private sector views …

Santa Fe Community College Holds First Algaculture Workshop
April 13, 2011 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Charles Bensinger  (Algae Industry Magazine)  The Santa Fe Community College held its first Algaculture Seminar and Workshop on April 9th at its new Sustainable Technology Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SFCC Alternative Fuels …

Lott, Dorgan, Jones, Reilly form Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Project
April 13, 2011 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, former Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND), former National Security Advisor General Jim Jones (Ret.) and former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly announced they will lead …

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production
April 13, 2011 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research grants awarded to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs. …

Biofuels: Ethical Issues
April 13, 2011 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

The latest report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Biofuels: ethical issues, is published today. …
The report considers the ethical, social and policy issues raised by biofuels. The rapid adoption of biofuels has been driven …

D1 Oils: Siemens Biodiesel Ferry Trial Fuels 40 pct Share-Price Rally
April 13, 2011 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Ashcroft  (Proactive Investors)   Shares in D1 Oils shot up over 40 percent today as it revealed an exciting crude Jatropha oil (CJO) trial with German engineering firm Siemens (ETR:SIE).
In the trial Siemens …

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
April 13, 2011 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(RealEstateRama)  To help encourage the early adoption of New York City’s planned phase-out of #6 fuel oil, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced $6.5 million in incentives to help multifamily buildings …

OnSite Energy Unveils Gen2 Biodiesel Processor in Flint
April 13, 2011 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/OnSite Energy)  With rising diesel prices smashing farmer, municipality and trucker budgets, OnSite Energy of Flint, Michigan announces its second generation series of automated 40-400 gallon biodiesel processors as a solution.
“These processors are reliable, automated, and …

Advanced Biofuels Leader Tells Senate Committee Consistency Is Key
April 13, 2011 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  A consistent commitment by Congress that avoids the ups and downs of public opinion will be crucial to the success of transforming America’s energy policy to cleaner and renewable sources, that’s what …

Methanol Greener than Ethanol
April 13, 2011 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by Gerry Calhoun (  …Methanol, processed from natural gas, is an alcohol, like ethanol, but it needs no extensive lands for cultivation, no distillation, no transportation and thus is far more environmentally friendly. Any car …

DOE Gearing Up For Quadrennial Technology Review
April 13, 2011 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Matt Hourihan (Innovation Policy Blog) One of the big gaps in federal energy innovation policy has been the lack of overarching vision or strategy to define how to get where we need to go. …

KiOR Files $100M IPO – The Complete Digest Analysis
April 13, 2011 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Khosla-backed pyrolysis venture heads for the public markets. Is the IPO window still open? Will this one fly? Should it? The Digest looks at the technology, the team, the progress, …

House Appropriations Committee Releases Final Continuing Resolution; Incrementally Positive for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Industries
April 13, 2011 – 6:38 am | No Comment

(Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati)  On April 12, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee released the final Continuing Resolution bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 (the CR).1 As described below, the CR amends the …

Biofuel Named Canadian Horse of the Year
April 12, 2011 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(Thoroughbred Times)  Multiple Grade 3 winner Biofuel, who was Canada’s champion two-year-old filly in 2009, was named that country’s 2010 Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old filly during the 36th annual Sovereign Awards, which …

Ethanol’s Overlooked Source of Food Supply
April 12, 2011 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Gavin Maguire   (Commodities Now/Reuters)  Ethanol producers often get much of the blame for driving the price of corn to its current multi-year high levels due to that industry’s strong usage of corn to make …

BARD and ABS to Develop Algae Facility in Georgia
April 12, 2011 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  ARD Holding Inc. and Algae Bioenergy Solutions LLC (ABS) have announced a Joint Venture to develop an algae production facility in Augusta, Georgia. Projections are for the site to accommodate a ten …

Biotech Deinove Eyes U.S., Brazil Ethanol
April 12, 2011 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  French green biotech firm Deinove, which hopes to use a 4 billion year old bacterium to develop the fuel of the future, is eyeing new projects in the United States and Brazil, its chief executive …

Biodiesel Experts International to Provide Enzymatic Process For Biodiesel Production
April 12, 2011 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  Biodiesel Experts International LLC is prepared to provide engineering, onsite supervision, startup, training, enzyme material, and complete plants for an enzymatic process to convert waste oils or greases into ASTM spec biodiesel.
The enzymatic …

Oregon’s Diesel to Contain 5 Percent Renewable Biodiesel
April 12, 2011 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Oregon is about to become the second state to require that most of the diesel sold there contain at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5). The National Biodiesel Board applauded the state on …

Process Optimization Seminar April 27-29, 2011 Houston, TX
April 12, 2011 – 4:30 pm | No Comment
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 to provide financial stability to the operation.
This Process Optimization Seminar is directed more towards management …

E.P.A. Eases Way for Alternative-Fuel Engine Conversions
April 12, 2011 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Paul Steinquist  (New York Times)  The Environmental Protection Agency has revised its alternative-fuel conversion regulations for light and heavy-duty vehicles, making it easier for manufacturers to sell conversions that are compliant with clean-air laws. The …

Aviation Biofuels September 22-23, 2011 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 12, 2011 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
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 emissions.
Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

Identify the benefits of biofuel for …

Aviation Biofuels April 28-29 Geneva, Switzerland
April 12, 2011 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
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 emissions.
Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

Identify the benefits of biofuel for …

Aviation May Be Biofuels’ Killer App
April 12, 2011 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Mark Ingebretsen  (Investor Place)  …While the military may see biofuels as a way of guaranteeing supply in times of crises, commercial aviation likely sees them as a way to control costs. As National Defense Business and …

Editorial: Welcome Back Carbon?
April 12, 2011 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Air Transport World)   …(A)bsent major advances in wind and solar technology, the role of fossil fuels in powering the world economy will grow, not shrink, over the coming decades notwithstanding concerns about global warming.
The …

Vision 2050: a European Future Where Society Has Recognised Travel by Air is Environmentally Friendly
April 12, 2011 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)   The public in the year 2050 is informed, understands and is convinced that the aviation sector has made the utmost progress in mitigating its environmental impacts and therefore considers air travel is environmentally …