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Gevo Partners with Petrochem Firm to Build Demo Biorefinery

by Luke Geiver  (Biorefining Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has partnered with a Texas-based petrochemical company to build a demonstration hydrocarbon processing plant in Silsbee, Texas. South Hampton Resources, a subsidiary of

July 30, 2011 Read Full Article

House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment Hearing: Hitting the Ethanol Blend Wall – Examining the Science on E15; Testimony of W. Steven Burke ∙ President and CEO, Biofuels Center of North Carolina

W. Steven Burke  (Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  …America will continue to seek more augmentation of petroleum-based fuels and thus needs new models to gain large amounts of liquid fuel from

July 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Nine-Lab Consortium Positive about Micro-Algae as Source of Bio-Fuel

by Adam Halliday (Indian Express)  …As plantations for bio-fuel increasingly nudge out plantations for food, a joint project by nine Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories may be

July 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Malaysia: Producing Biofuel from Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Marilyn Tenn in the Borneo Post talks about biotechnologists and researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, in Sarawak, Malaysia pooling their expertise to meet the challenge of developing

July 30, 2011 Read Full Article

DDCE Begins Second Year of Stover Collection Program

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The second year of DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC’s corn stover collection program is under way in Iowa as the company prepares to construct Project Blackhawk –

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels: What Do the Experts Think?

by Matthew Knight (CNN)  It wasn’t so long ago that biofuels were being heralded as the savior of the planet and a thoroughly green solution to our climate woes. But

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Gull Biofuels Launches E85 Amid Fading Support for New Zealand’s Biofuels Subsidy

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  In New Zealand, the government’s policy to promote biofuels is facing the axe on the same day that Gull New Zealand launches GullForcePro, its

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Honeywell Arm to Launch Green Diesel Tech in India

by Subhash Narayan and Noor Mohammad (Financial Express)  Move over bio-diesel, the new green diesel is all set to revolutionalise the fuel market by offering cost-effective and environment-friendly solution for

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Sud-Chemie Starts Construction of German Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(Platts)  Specialty chemicals company Sud-Chemie AG said Tuesday it had began construction of a demonstration plant that will be the largest in Germany dedicated to the production of cellulosic ethanol

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

EPA Finalizes Regulations to Mitigate the Potential for Misfueling of Vehicles, Engines and Equipment with E15

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is issuing a final rule to mitigate the potential for misfueling of vehicles, engines and equipment not covered by the Agency’s partial waivers for gasoline containing

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Awards $45 Million to Four New BCAP Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas in six states to expand the availability

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Scientists Look to Milk Potential of Cows’ Stomachs for Biofuels

(News.stv.tv) Researchers hope that the animals’ ability to break down trees and plant material can be harnessed to create renewable fuels. Scottish scientists are hoping to harness the power of

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

SWAFEA Final Report Lays Groundwork for the Deployment of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels in Europe

(GreenAirOnline)  Although the aviation sector has a good track record in reducing its environmental impact through efficiency gains, it is highly unlikely to reduce or even stabilise its emissions through

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

President Obama Announces New Fuel Economy Standards

(The White House)  President Obama today announced the next phase in the Administration’s program to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Chevrolet Confirms Diesel Variant for Cruze in 2013

(General Motors)  Chevrolet confirmed today it will add a diesel variant to the Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013.  Diesel versions of the Cruze are currently being

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Chu, Vilsack, Pfannenstiel Headline, Light up BIOMASS 2011 Congress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and US Assistant Secretary of the Navy Jackalyne Pfannenstiel provided a

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The Energy Return on Investment for Algal Biocrude: Results for a Research Production Facility

by Colin M. Beal, Robert E. Hebner, Michael E. Webber, Rodney S. Ruoff and A. Frank Seibert  (Bioenergy Research)  This study is an experimental determination of the energy return on investment (EROI) for algal

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Mozambique Sells Its First Biofuel Export to Lufthansa

(defenseWEb)  Mozambique’s Sun Biofuels has made its first export by selling 30 tons of jatropha oil to German airline Lufthansa. The company’s director of corporate affairs Luis Gouveia on Friday

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Poet Has Green Plan for Water

by Anna Jauhola  (The Daily Republic)  In a continuing effort to operate as green as possible, Poet Biorefining is the first ethanol plant in the state to apply to use

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Area Businesses Say Ethanol Troubling for Machinery that Has Smaller Engines

by Walt Frank (Altoona Mirror)  Cars and trucks are capable of running on E-10 gasoline – gas that contains 10 percent ethanol – but it may not be so good

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

South Dakota Research Project Could Help Colonize Space

(NewsWise/South Dakota State University)   Humans may move one step closer to colonizing space thanks to a new research project that NASA is funding at South Dakota State University, the South

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

In Detail: The Wood Burning Beaver XR7

by Brian Moody (Translogic)  …Although “Beaver” is a strange moniker for a car, Chip Beam has a good reason for naming his ride after the trunk-chewing critter; after all, the

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Terrabon, Inc. Awarded $9.6 Million by Logos Technologies to Produce 6000 Liters of Renewable Jet Fuel for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

(Terrabon, Inc.)  Terrabon, Inc., a Houston-based bioenergy company, announced today that it has been awarded a $9.6 million, 18-month contract by Logos Technologies to design a more economical and renewable jet fuel

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Portland Says NOPE to Bio Fuels Energy Plant

(YouandFilms.com)  …Nope (http://nope.org.uk/) has been campaigning against the biofuel electric plant for more than 2 years. The plant has been approved by the local government but no building works have

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Energy Independence: On-Farm Biodiesel Production

Roger Rainville is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing costs on his farm near Alburgh, Vermont. …Rainville first got interested in oilseed production when University of Vermont

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Boeing and Embraer to Fund Sugarcane Biofuel Study

by Kerry Reals  (FlightGlobal)  Boeing and Embraer are to jointly fund a sustainability analysis into producing renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane. The study, which is also being funded by

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Analysis: Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Struggles to Take Off

by Tom Doggett  (Reuters) …Despite years of research, testing and some hype, the next-generation ethanol industry is far from the commercial success envisioned by President George W. Bush in 2006,

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Messiah College Uses Flower Power to Save Money, Environment

(ABC27.com)  Messiah College has been around for over 100 years, but they’re trying something for the first time this year. The school is a couple of months into what they

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Airline’s Pioneering Biofuel Flight Grounded after Delivery Hitch

(Click Green)  The UK’s first commercial flight powered by sustainable biofuels has been postponed after delivery problems, airline Thomson Airways confirmed this afternoon. Thomson Airways’ flight TOM7424 from Birmingham to

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Joule Awarded Patents for High-Volume Ethanol Production from Sunlight and CO2

(American Fuels)  Joule Unlimited Technologies today (July 27, 2011) announced the issuance of its first two U.S. patents covering its fundamental method for producing ethanol at volumes and efficiencies far

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

New Study Finds U.S. Ethanol Production Growth Has Not Triggered Indirect Land Use Change

(PR NewsWire/– Prior studies failed to compare land use predictions to historical data A new study published in the July 2011 Biomass and Bioenergy Journal on indirect land use change (ILUC) due

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Ready For a New Fuel Mix in a Dual Fuel Engine?

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  An award-winning University of Wisconsin-Madison team led by professor Rolf Reitz will showcase at the Wisconsin State Fair a student hybrid vehicle for advanced fuel technology that

July 27, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Sun Grant BioWeb Reaches out to K-12 Teachers

(South Dakota State University)  The Sun Grant BioWeb, an online resource that makes information available about bioenergy and other plant-based products from biomass, is reaching out to K-12 teachers who

July 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Farms of the Future: Bio-oil, Biochar from Biomass

by Lance Nixon (Renewable Energy World)  Those pyrolysis plants would pass that crude “bio-oil” on to refineries elsewhere to be made into drop-in fuels and industrial chemicals; they would capture

July 26, 2011 Read Full Article

New Standards Are Here, But How Will Aviation Biofuel Market Evolve?

by Steve Leone (Renewable Energy World)  …In August, Air China will embark on its first flight with biofuels grown in China through a partnership between Petro China and UOP. The

July 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo September 12-15 Honolulu, HI

  Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo   September 12-15   Honolulu, HI

Smart Grid Biofuels EV & Sustainable Transportation Efficiency Military Operations and Procurement Strategic Natural Resource Management Clean Energy Financing Policy & Economic Development Solar, Wind, Geothermal, and Ocean Starting at

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Chemistry 201 Advanced Workshop August 30, 2011 Denver, CO

  Green Chemistry 201 Advanced Workshop   August 30, 2011   Denver, CO

This half-day advanced workshop, sponsored by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), will take a deeper dive into case studies and tools of green chemistry. Participants will take a

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Chemistry 101 Workshop August 29, 2011 Denver, CO

  Green Chemistry 101 Workshop   August 29, 2011   Denver, CO

his half-day workshop, sponsored by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), will introduce the concepts of green chemistry, show real-world examples, and make the business case for green chemistry.

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

California Industrial Biotech Conference October 4-5, 2011 Palo Alto, CA

  California Industrial Biotech Conference    October 4-5, 2011   Palo Alto, CA

The era of biofuels and bio-based chemicals has arrived. Rising oil prices continue to force the fuel and chemical industries to look for alternative ways to produce their products. These

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Growing Algae on Landfill Sludge at University of Florida

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Florida are looking at ways to grow algae in landfill leachate, or the coffee colored liquid sludge that pools

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Giant King Grass Pellets Tested By Korea Forest Research Institute

(PRNewsWire/Viaspace)  – VIASPACE Inc., a clean energy company growing Giant King™ Grass as a low-carbon, renewable biomass crop and its subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc., provided results of testing of Giant

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Energy and Forestry Programs Examined During Farm Bill’s Title IX (Energy) Hearing

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Many programs authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill will expire in 2012 unless they are included in a new Farm Bill. Among

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

The 50 MPG Chevy?

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)  Ja, with the Diesel Chevy Cruze coming in 2013. General Motors today formally announced it will come out with a version of the gas-sipping Chevy Cruze

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Woodside Says Ethanol Industry Willing to Give Back Tax Break for Debt Reduction

by Lori Potter  (Kearney Hub)  The ethanol industry is willing to immediately give up $1.3 billion in tax breaks for federal debt reduction. However, that probably can’t happen unless authorizing

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Sweet Sorghum Boosts the Efficiency of Ethanol

by Benjamin Burroughs  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol has some distinct advantages as a fuel, and sweet sorghum promises even better input/output ratios Traditionally agriculture has been in food/feed stock production

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Power Shifts

by Erin Ailworth (The Boston Globe)  …“One of the big challenges with the federal budget is whether ARPA-E is going to be funded,’’ said Peter Rothstein, president of New England Clean

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Celanese to Make Low-Cost Ethanol From Gas if U.S. Policy Changes

by Jack Kaskey  (Bloomberg)  Celanese Corp. (CE) would make low-cost ethanol for U.S. motorists using natural gas if policy makers end subsidies for corn-based production and amend the law that

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

The Work at Hand for E15 Market Expansion

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Back in October, I wrote on the RFA blog, “The E-Xchange,” about the steps that would be necessary to make E15 the

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

SEC Wins Judgment against Rivera

by Kevin Cooper (Natchez Democrat)  A federal judge ruled Thursday that would-be biofuels wizard John Rivera’s claims were not worth the hill of beans he claimed could be magically turned

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Competition Open for Local Ecopreneurs

(Kirriemuir Herald)  FORFAR and Kirriemuir ecopreneurs with innovative ideas for tackling climate change are invited to apply for awards of up to £40,000 each as the Shell Springboard programme opens

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Vegetable Oil Fuels Biodiesel Production Company in Florida Keys

by Cammy Clark (The Miami Herald/Sun Sentinel)  Vegetable oil once used at Florida Keys restaurants and backyard fish fries is being processed into green fuel for trucks, tiki torches and

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Boost for Biofuel Users in Cowichan Valley

(Times Colonist)  A group of Cowichan Valley residents who rely on recycled cooking oil to fuel their vehicles can now process the biofuel in bigger batches thanks to new equipment.

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Grand Opening Ceremonies Planned for Biodiesel Facility

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  In Catawba County, N.C., a partnership between the county and Appalachian State University is planning to commemorate the completion of the Catawba County-Appalachian State University

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Is China for You? Part II: The Resources and Investor Perspective

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The drivers for biofuels and cleantech as a whole? According to the 2010 China Statistical Yearbook, from 2005 to 2009 the gross domestic product of

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Future Prospects for Cereals That Fix Nitrogen

by Perrin H. Beatty and Allen G. Good (Science Magazine)  Nitrogen availability is limiting to plant growth and has long been overcome through applications of synthetic nitrogen-rich fertilizer. This has revolutionized crop yield

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

A Perspective on Algae as Feed for Cows, Sheep, and Goats

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)  Co-products like animal feeds for cattle can be highly beneficial to the economic feasibility of the algae industry in its early stages and beyond.

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Martin Sabarsky, Cellana’s CEO

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine) Martin Sabarsky was promoted to President and CEO of Kona, Hawaii-based Cellana in April of 2011. He now has the challenging and, if all

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Releases Pathway to Build a Sustainable “Total Biomass” Advanced Ethanol Industry

(Advanced Biofuels USA) Advanced Biofuels USA July 25, 2011, detailed an action plan for creating sustainable markets for advanced ethanol in the automotive/light duty truck sector.  The paper, “The Pathway to a Sustainable

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Lufthansa Takes off towards a New Era of Sustainably Fuelled Regular Commercial Scheduled Flights

(GreenAirOnline)  The first in Lufthansa’s long-heralded series of commercial scheduled sustainable biofuel flights finally took off on Friday morning (July 15). Save for camera-wielding media, the 50-minute flight from Hamburg

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Energy Title: Rural Energy for America Program

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 19, 2011, the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) and Environmental and Energy Study Institute(EESI) held a briefing on the energy title of the Farm

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

US Air Force Wants Biofuel Switch

(News24)  The US Air Force is ready to switch to biofuels to help power its warplanes but the price of

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

More Fight, Less Fuel: The Defense Department’s Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy July 27, 2011 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

  More Fight, Less Fuel: The Defense Department’s Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy   July 27, 2011   Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

The Department of Defense is rapidly emerging as the leading force in the United States for the development and use

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Air Force, Army Team Up to Explore ‘Green’ Solutions

by Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle  (U.S. Air Force)  Senior leaders from the Department of Defense, federal agencies, Air Force and

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Creating a High School Incubator in Biofuels Development from Lab Technique to Grant Writing—Sounds Impossible? See C2B’s Project in Green County, New York.

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “We’ll share information about educational materials and projects as we hear about them.  If

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Computer Software Helps Engineer Organisms

by John Roach (MSNBC)  Could lead to microbes that produce drugs and biofuels A computer software program is outfitting biotechnology

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

State Wants to Pull Millions in Stimulus Dollars from the Efficiency Kansas Loan Program

by Christine Metz (Sunflower Horizons)  The Kansas Energy Office is pulling funding on a state program that has lent hundreds

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Study: Regulatory Hurdles Hinder Biofuels Market

by Phil Ciciora (University of Illinois)  Regulatory hurdles abound for the successful commercialization of emerging liquid biofuels, which hold the

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Mexican Interjet Flight 2605 Making First Commercial Round-Trip Flight with Honeywell Green Jet Fuel

(Green Car Congress)  Following a series of successful demonstration flights and approval of the fuel for commercial transportation through ASTM

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Achieves 5-to-1 Return on Fossil Energy

(American Soybean Association/Southeast Farm Press)   Newly published research from the University of Idaho and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Don’t Turn the Clock Back on Building Better Fuels: ABFA Letter to Senate Committee

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) today sent the following letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Is China for You? The Opportunities, the Risks, the Way

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A combination of industrial biotech know-how, an array of biomass feedstocks (particularly lignocellulose), a strong

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

SRS Energy Grows Toward Commercialization

by Jonathan Williams  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Brian Goodall, the Vice President of Business Development at SRS Energy, spoke at the 1st

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Neste Oil to Take Part in International Algae Research Projects in Australia and the Netherlands

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil’s research into the potential for using algae oil as a feedstock for producing renewable diesel is

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

A New Japanese Venture to Pursue Mass Production of Algae Biofuel

(The Denki Shimbun) Three Japanese companies of IHI Corporation, a biotechnology venture Gene and Gene Technology (G&GT) based in Osaka

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

GM Builds B100 Vehicles

by Virendra Pandit (ETCGreen.com)  The global giant recently joined a tripartite agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE Releases Annual Market Reports for Wind Energy, Advanced Vehicles, and Fuel Cell Technology

(US Department of Energy)  Reports Find Continued Growth in Manufacturing and Deployment of Clean Energy the U.S. Department of Energy

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Elsevier Launches Biofuel Research and Discovery Tool, Accelerating BioEnergy Research and Development

(PR NewsWire/Elesvier)  New Tool Enables the Successful Commercialisation of Alternative Energy Technologies Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Former Iowa First Lady Runs for Congress on Energy Issues

by Cindy Zimmerman   (DomesticFuel.com)  Wind energy and biofuels are part of the campaign for Congress launched this week by

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Researchers Find Potential Key for Unlocking Biomass Energy

(Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  LANL molecular model helps expose cellulose weakness Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Nebraska Ethanol Workers Earn More

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Nebraska Ethanol Board reports that wage growth in that state’s ethanol sector outpaced all industry wage

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Link Between Crops and Deforestation in Amazon Not So Cut and Dry

(InfoZine)  A Kansas State University geographer is part of a research team out to prove what environmental scientists have suspected

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Denmark’s Garbage-Turned-Biofuel to Power Homes

(Irish Sun)  ‘Our goal is to change the management of wastewater and household rubbish from a costly problem into a

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The bulk of mandates comes from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specifies

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012 April 25-28 Xi’an, China

  2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012    April 25-28  Xi’an, China

With the impact of increased Bioenergy utilization factors, BIT Life Sciences and the organizing committee launched the2nd Annual World Congress

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Call for Papers: 2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012 April 25-28, 2012 Xi’an, China Deadline: February 25

  Call for Papers: 2nd World Congress of Bioenergy-2012    April 25-28, 2012    Xi’an, China  Deadline: February 25

With the impact of increased Bioenergy utilization factors, BIT Life Sciences and the organizing committee launched the 2nd Annual World

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Spain’s Cepsa to Expand into Second-Generation Biodiesel

by Ivan Castano (Renewable Energy World)  The firm will begin making the fuel with palm oil, animal fats and other

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Mississippi State Licenses MSW Conversion Tech to Harrelson & Assoc.

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A novel waste conversion technology developed at Mississippi State University’s Sustainable Energy Research Center is

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Sao Paulo to Fuel 160 City Buses with Amyris’ Renewable Diesel

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  In response to Brazil’s growing need to include low-sulfur fuel in its diesel pool, Amyris

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Lignol Phases Out Demo Project, Pursues Commercial Opportunities

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Lignol Innovations Inc., a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Lignol Energy Corp., has reached an agreement with

July 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers Losing $6 Billion Tax Break Keep $6.9 Billion

(San Francisco Chronicle/Bloomberg)  Ethanol manufacturers are set to thrive even if they have to give up $6 billion a year

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

2012 ACT Expo May 15-17 Long Beach, CA

  2012 ACT Expo    May 15-17   Long Beach, CA

Join us for the 2012 ACT Expo May 15-17 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California for

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

SIPI Students Win Award for Algae Biofuel Project

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A team of students at New Mexico-based Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute has been awarded first

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Diversifying The Ethanol Industry With Biodiesel

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …A new option for the ethanol industry to diversify is to add a biodiesel plant to

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

National Security, Energy Security, and Environmental Imperatives

by General Charles F. Wald and David W. Conover  (Bipartisan Policy Center/The Hill/Congress Blog)   News reports indicate that some Senators

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

First EU Sustainability Schemes for Biofuels Get the Go-Ahead

(European Commission)  Brussels, 19 July 2011 – Biofuels can represent an environmentally-friendly replacement of fossil fuels. However, we need to

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

CSHL to Help Assemble ‘Knowledgebase’ on Plants, Microbes, to Aid US Biofuel, Environment Efforts

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)  In Kbase, cloud computing brings disparate data streams into focus In the decade that has passed

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Illovo Sugar Plans to Produce Ethanol From Molasses in Tanzania by 2013

by Niki Moore (Bloomberg)  Illovo Sugar Ltd. (ILV), Africa’s largest producer of the sweetener, plans to start making potable ethanol from

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

PTTAR Shelves Jet Biofuel Project

by Nalin Viboonchart  (The Nation)  PTT Aromatics and Refining (PTTAR) has put on hold its US$150-million (Bt4.5 billion) jet-biofuel project, given

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

PetroAlgae Partners with CRI Catalyst to Optimize Conversion of Biomass to Renewable Fuel

(PetroAlgae)  Signs Agreement with Leading Global Catalyst Technology Company for joint technology integration leading to direct conversion of biomass to transportation fuels

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

PetroAlgae Feed Meal Confirmed as New Source of High Value Commercial-Scale Feed for Dairy Cattle

  PetroAlgae Feed Meal Confirmed as New Source of High Value Commercial-Scale Feed for Dairy Cattle

(PetroAlgae)  Important New Animal Feed Ingredient for Dairy Cattle Diets According to University of Minnesota Study PetroAlgae Inc., a leading renewable

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Shipment Could Be First Step in Fueling Base

by Suzanne Ulbrich (ENCToday)  A delivery aboard Camp Lejeune Monday morning marked the culmination of a test project to provide renewable

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

The Sugar Rush: Dow, Mitsui Revive Major Renewables Project in Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Brazil, Dow Chemical has teamed with Mitsui in a JV that will produce ethanol and

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

US Energy Department Celebrates Loan Guarantee Successes as Stimulus-Supported 1705 Program Comes to Close

by Jonathan Silver (Department of Energy/Biofuels Digest)  …the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has been extremely busy,

July 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Catalysis and Alternative Feedstocks for the Biofuels Industry September 21-22, 2011 Newark, DE

  Catalysis and Alternative Feedstocks for the Biofuels Industry    September 21-22, 2011    Newark, DE

A New Industrial Chemistry and Engineering (NIChE) Workshop by the Council for Chemical Research Catalysis is the primary tool for

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Future World of Biogas: Europe 2011 November 23-24 London, UK

  Future World of Biogas: Europe 2011    November 23-24   London, UK

ACI’s Future World of Biogas: Europe 2011 will be bringing together biogas industry leaders and experts who will head two days of

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

An Introduction to Next Generation Biofuels November 7, 2011 San Francisco, CA

  An Introduction to Next Generation Biofuels    November 7, 2011   San Francisco, CA

A comprehensive 1-day briefing on Advanced Biofuels: Technology, Sustainability & Economics Note: The course can be attended as a stand-alone

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Introduction to Sustainable Next-Generation Biofuels September 27, 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Introduction to Sustainable Next-Generation Biofuels    September 27, 2011    Sao Paulo, Brazil

A 1-day opportunity to understand how future biofuels can be sustainable, clean and economic Note: The course can be attended

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Will the EU Reveal Judging Criteria for Biofuel Bodies?

by Jessica Shankleman Green groups slam Commission’s “back room” processes for approving sustainable biofuel certification schemes Green groups will today learn if

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Oil Is Biggest Military Weakness

by Senator Mark Udall (Politico)  The Pentagon released its first-ever operational energy strategy last month — a plan that could

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Packs A Power Punch

by Joan Melcher (BioCycle)  Closed loop system utilizes gasification, algae ponds and anaerobic digestion to convert wood waste to a

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Hoover Algae-to-Oil Fuel Plant Fails to Get Grant

by Steve Irvine (The Birmingham News)  The Ohio-based company seeking to put a pilot plant in Hoover that would harvest

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

LS9 and HCL CleanTech Awarded a $9 Million Grant From the Department of Energy

(LS9)  LS9, Inc., a technology leader in the development of sustainable products, today announced that it has been awarded in

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Center Looks at Research Triangle Partnership Area

by David Ranii (News Observer) The Research Triangle Regional Partnership is one of seven regional groups across the state selected

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Purdue Economists Report on Causes of High Commodity Prices

by Keith Robinson  (Purdue University)    Growing demand for corn to use in biofuels and for soybeans to help feed

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Analysis: Ethanol to Edge Pigs for Corn Use, but Not Quite Yet

by Charles Abbott and Karl Plume  (Reuters)  Ethanol appears almost certain to win the food-versus-fuel contest in the United States. But not

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 Collective Biofuels Conference: August 5 – 7 Vancouver Island, Canada

  2011 Collective Biofuels Conference: August 5 – 7   Vancouver Island, Canada

Cowichan Energy Alternatives and the Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-Op are proud hosts of the 2011 Collective Biofuels Conference. The CBC brings renewable energy

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Zimbabwe: Biofuels – a ‘Happy Accident’

(AllAfrica.com/The Herald)  Zimbabwe is trying to resurrect its biofuels energy sector after needlessly crucifying the ethanol project in the Lowveld

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Finnair to Operate Amsterdam-Helsinki Biofuel Flight

by Kerry Reals (FlightGlobal)  Finnair has become the latest airline to announce plans to operate flights partially-powered by biofuel. The

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Soy Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report – New Market Report Published

(PR-Inside.com)  The global soy chemicals market is forecast to reach over $13 billion by the year 2017, spurred by the

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

REG Files for $100M IPO: The Complete Digest Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A successful IPO would cap a remarkable comeback for biodiesel from the depths of “The

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Seambiotic’s Algae Plant in China to Open September 2011

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)  In December 2009, Seambiotic announced that they would be building an algae production plant that

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New Race, New Fuel

by Chad Bishop  (Bowling Green Daily News) Cars using corn-based ethanol in Sparta’s inaugural Sprint Cup race A NASCAR Sprint

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CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge: Deadline August 5

Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.  From

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World’s Top Eco-Car Wins Using Ethanol Inbicon Makes From Straw

(The Street/PR NewsWire/Inbicon)  Inbicon has revealed a frugal new customer for the cellulosic ethanol made from straw at its Inbicon

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Chem-Biobased Global Partnering Summit October 24-26, 2011 Houston, TX

  Chem-Biobased Global Partnering Summit   October 24-26, 2011    Houston, TX

This event is supported by the American Chemistry Council. Among the topics to be discussed: Utilizing Existing Infrastructure for Biobased

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

51st Annual Western Farm Show February 24-26, 2012 Kansas City, MO

  51st Annual Western Farm Show   February 24-26, 2012    Kansas City, MO

Whether you buy or sell farm equipment, the Western Farm Show is the place to be every February. Our show

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Farm Progress Show August 30-September 1, 2011 Decatur, IL

  Farm Progress Show    August 30-September 1, 2011   Decatur, IL

Prairie Farmer magazine, a flagship of Farm Progress Companies, was instrumental in the development of the Farm Progress Show. From

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Canadian International Farm Show February 7-9, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  Canadian International Farm Show   February 7-9, 2012   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto’s International Centre will, once again, host the Largest Indoor Farm and Equipment Show in Canada! The 26th edition of

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

AgConnect Expo January 29-31, 2013 Kansas City, MO

  AgConnect Expo  January 29-31, 2013   Kansas City, MO

Introducing a world-class event that brings together the very latest in equipment, technology and ideas from all areas of agriculture

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Keystone Farm Show January 3-5, 2012 York, PA

  Keystone Farm Show    January 3-5, 2012   York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Sunbelt Ag Expo October 18-20, 2011 Moultrie, GA

  Sunbelt Ag Expo    October 18-20, 2011   Moultrie, GA

Throughout its 33 year history, The Sunbelt Ag Expo has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture.

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Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo September 12-15, 2011 Honolulu, HI

  Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo     September 12-15, 2011   Honolulu, HI

The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo will be held September 12 – 15, 2011 at the Hawaii Convention Center,

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

CTSI Defense Energy Technology Challenge: Deadline August 5

Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military’s investment in clean energy technologies.  From

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Alliance Releases Wood-to-Energy Policy Roadmap

(25 x ’25)  The National 25x’25 Alliance released this morning a new National Wood-To-Energy Roadmap – A Guide for Developing

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Microalgae Could Be Texas’ Next Big Cash Crop

by Rod Santa Ana  (AgriLifeToday)  Just as corn and peanuts stunned the world decades ago with their then-newly discovered multi-beneficial

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

New Gas Station Offers Fuel Alternatives

by Richard Craver (Winston-Salem Journal)  …Sparky’s is not just one of only five stations in the state offering E85 and

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Food Security Not Necessarily Threatened By Biofuels

(Rainharvest)  To achieve “win-win outcomes” for bio-energy, food security and poverty reduction, we must recognise that these outcomes are possible.

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Future of Food: Meet the Farmers and Scientists Who Could Save Our Fragile Global Food System

by Robin Barton (The Independent)  …So I called my local farmer, David Bowtell. Sparing me the arcane details of the

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

A Car that Runs on Micro Algae Biodiesel

(Deccan Herald)  Researchers have claimed to have run a car on B-20 biodiesel derived from marine micro algae. Under the

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Analysis: EU Cushions Biodiesel from Damning Carbon Research

by Charlie Dunmore  (Reuters)  The EU will protect existing investment in its $13 billion biodiesel sector even as it acts

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United Arab Emirates Seeks $100b Investment

by Shehab A. Makahleh (Zawya)  The UAE government wants to attract $100 billion (Dh367 billion) worth of investment in alternative

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

BioVerde Expands From Biodiesel to Chemicals Derived From Plants

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  BioVerde Industria e Comercio de Biocombustiveis SA, a biodiesel company that’s building Brazil’s biggest refinery, is

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

EdeniQ Signs Deal to Continue Cellunator Improvements

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  EdeniQ Inc., which is developing technology to add cellulosic ethanol production capabilities to existing

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: What Color Is Your Biochute?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BIO says there are 800,000 direct and indirect jobs that would be created in advanced

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Leading By Example: How Energy Innovation is Strengthening America’s Military

by Aaron Hull (Advanced Biofuels USA)   The Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate hosted an event titled Leading

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House Science Subcommittee for Energy and Environment Holds Hearing on EPA E15 Waiver

by Aaron Hull (Advanced Biofuels USA) On July 7, 2011 the House Science Subcommittee for Energy and Environment held a

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Wyden Act Promotes Alternative Fuels

(MyCentralOregon)  Legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden and Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow to promote the implementation of viable alternatives to oil

July 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Grant to Study Municipal Solid Waste as Feedstock for Biofuel

(Waste & Recycling News) The Environmental Research and Education Foundation received $93,000 in funding from the North Carolina Biofuels Center

July 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Navy Secretary Mabus Unabashed about ‘Choosing Winners’ in Fuel Market

by John Tomasic (Colorado Independent)  Makes case again for Udall Energy Security Act Coming on the heels of Colorado Senator Mark

July 15, 2011 Read Full Article

SCS Offers Sugarcane Certification Program

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  …Brazil’s sugarcane industry is also accused of not producing the crop, nor the fuel, in a

July 15, 2011 Read Full Article

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