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ACI’s European Biodiesel Summit June 13-14, 2012 Krakow, Poland
August 31, 2011 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
ACI’s European Biodiesel Summit     June 13-14, 2012   Krakow, Poland

The leading annual event specifically for the European biodiesel industry, ACI’s European Biodiesel Summit will be taking place on 13-14 June 2012 in Kraków, Poland. The previous events held in Brussels, Prague, Barcelona and Rotterdam …

How Elephants Could Solve the Biofuel Problem
August 31, 2011 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Cahal Milmo (IOL Scitech)  When it comes to weaning the world’s motorists off their addiction to fossil fuel, few would have bet on finding part of the solution in the pungent depths of elephant …

SDTC Cleantech Focus: Canada’s Path to Clean Economy Leadership November 9-10, 2011 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 31, 2011 – 3:08 pm | No Comment
SDTC Cleantech Focus: Canada’s Path to Clean Economy Leadership    November 9-10, 2011   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

With a more diverse set of natural resources than any other nation on the planet, Canada is poised to be a leader in driving the global clean economy.  From mining to forestry to agriculture, Canada …

NCGA Highlights NASCAR Program at ACE Event
August 31, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  During the American Coalition for Ethanol Conference this past week in Des Moines, Iowa, the attendees were treated to a presentation on green NASCAR initiatives including their use of ethanol, by Bart …

New Zealand, Texas Companies Collaborate on Algae Process
August 31, 2011 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  Aquaflow Bionomic Corp., a New Zealand-based algae technology developer, is taking a broad approach to algae-to-fuel development—one the company’s director Nick Gerritsen said may include nonalgae feedstocks. Aquaflow recently agreed …

Green Grease Solutions to Supply Feedstock to e-Biofuels
August 31, 2011 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …”We are very excited to strengthen our relationship with our primary feedstock supplier–Green Grease Solutions LLC—and to secure a longer term feedstock supply agreement for our biodiesel operations,” said Jeffrey …

NextCAT Gets NSF Award to Help Commercialize Catalyst Technology
August 31, 2011 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Detroit-based startup biodiesel technology developer NextCAT Inc. has received $498,830 in funding from a National Science Foundation Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award. The funding will help commercialize alternative …

Denmark’s DONG Energy Exploring Large Biofuel Plant
August 31, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Teis Jensen (Reuters)   New consortium invests in feasibility study
* Plans involve second-generation bioethanol plant
* Plant could cost $390 million – $580 million
Denmark’s DONG Energy and local partners will explore the possibility of building a …

Vonore Biomass Plant Could Go Commercial as Switchgrass Gains Ground
August 31, 2011 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Ed Marcum (KnoxNews.com)  The University of Tennessee showed off its biofuel facilities here Tuesday to top state officials as the school works to increase efficiencies so that the experimental project can become a commercial …

Engineer Touts Ethanol Pipeline in Hamilton County
August 31, 2011 – 8:32 am | No Comment

by Ansley Haman  (TimesFreePress.com)  A local engineer wants to build a “moonshine” pipeline through county property in the Bonny Oaks Industrial & Office Park.
Mike Price, with M.A.P. Engineers, has been meeting individually with Hamilton County commissioners …

SDTC Announces Call for Statement of Interest Applications for Clean Technology Funding
August 31, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  If you have an innovative clean technology, we want to hear from you. That is the message Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) sent out today as it announced its 20th round …

19th IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN XIX) September 27-29, 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
August 31, 2011 – 7:18 am | No Comment
19th IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN XIX) September 27-29, 2011   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) is organizing the above 19th IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN XIX) 2011 with the theme of “Bioenergy and Biomaterials from Renewable Resources” in Kuala Lumpur, …

Merkel Coalition Partners Attack ‘Failed’ Government Biofuel Rollout
August 31, 2011 – 7:08 am | No Comment

(Deutsche Welle)  Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners, the liberal Free Democrats, have criticized the botched introduction of the E10 biofuel. The party called on the environment minister to revise its policy on green fuels.
The pro-business …

Discovery Turns Seaweed Into Biofuel in Half the Time
August 31, 2011 – 6:56 am | No Comment

(University of Illinois/Science Daily) University of Illinois scientists have engineered a new strain of yeast that converts seaweed into biofuel in half the time it took just months ago.
…”The key is the strain’s ability to …

Canola Trials Show Great Promise in San Joaquin Valley
August 31, 2011 – 6:41 am | No Comment

by Steve Olson (California Agricultural Technology Institute/Western Farm Press/Fresno State University)

A study indicates possibilities for new farming methods on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley, which is challenged by selenium-laden irrigation effluent.
One method …

Biofuels: Moving Customers from “Why?” to “Why Not?”
August 31, 2011 – 6:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alternative fuels have work to do, say retail marketing experts, to win customer acceptance, but the work can be done. Here are 14 points to consider.
“(A)lternative fuels need many things, …

End the Ethanol Charade
August 30, 2011 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Karen Hosler (The Baltimore Sun)  Karen Hosler writes that the great environmental hope has been exposed as a hoax; conservation is a better bet than magic elixirs
…At best, ethanol enthusiasm has always been muted …

Emerging Markets Online CEO Introduces Houston’s Biofuels Task Force
August 30, 2011 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(Emerging Markets Online)  Emerging Markets CEO Will Thurmond introduces the concept for The Greater Houston Partnership’s Biofuels Task Force initiative at the Americas Energy City Summit.
The Greater Houston Partnership is a non-profit, policy advocacy group. …

China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization
August 30, 2011 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian Wensel, Shulin Chen  (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The Chinese government is vigorously promoting commercialization of renewable energy and bioproducts, given environmental issues plus food, …

USDA, Departments of Energy and Navy Seek Input from Industry to Advance Biofuels for Military and Commercial Transportation
August 30, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced the next step in the creation of a public-private partnership to develop …

SCBI to Produce Ethanol Year Round Now: Zabaleta
August 30, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Carla Gomez  (Daily Star)  San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. has resumed production of  ethanol fuel and recently delivered 1.08 million liters to Petron, Arnel Amparo, its vice president for operations and resident manager, said last …

China and Biofuels – Stir-Fry or Fly?
August 30, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Dr. John C.K. Daly  (IBTimes)  While biofuel production is one of the rising energy stars of the 21st century, it is unlikely to become a significant source for China in the near future, as the …

“Be Part of Change, or Be Left Behind”, Beattie Challenges Australia on Biofuels
August 30, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, former Queensland premier Peter Beattie issued a stark challenge to Australia on biofuels, at the opening of the Australian Alternative Fuels Summit in Brisbane.
“As President Obama has said, …

Honeywell’s UOP Breaks Ground on Facility to Convert Biomass to Green Transportation Fuels
August 30, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Honeywell)  UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that it has begun construction in Hawaii of a biofuels demonstration unit that will convert forest residuals, algae and other cellulosic biomass into green transportation fuels.
Backed by a …

Call for Presentations: BIO’s International Convention June 18-21, 2012 Boston, MA Deadline: September 30, 2011
August 30, 2011 – 3:14 pm | No Comment
Call for Presentations: BIO’s International Convention    June 18-21, 2012   Boston, MA   Deadline: September 30, 2011

There will be no better opportunity to gain publicity and recognition as a biotech thought leater to a global audience of thousands. Grab the spotlight and share your expertise in a Breakout Session. Submit a …

Testing the Water for Bioenergy Crops
August 30, 2011 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Liz Ahlberg (University of Illinois)   Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than …

Pooping Pandas May Make Better Biofuels
August 30, 2011 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Alexandra Witze  (Science News)  Two giant pandas in the Memphis Zoo have dropped researchers a gift. Studies of the pandas’ poop show that their gut microbes break down bamboo efficiently — a trick that …

Planet Ozone, Stuart, Helps Protect the Earth with New Fuel Option
August 30, 2011 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(TCPalm.com)  As its name implies, Planet Ozone in Stuart, aims to help protect the ozone, even though it is technically a gas station. This week, in time for Labor Day travel fueling, they’ve taken it …

Zoning Request Sparks Safety Concerns, Reveals Divide among City Council Members
August 30, 2011 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Beverly A. Carroll (NOOGA.com)  A rezoning request to allow an ethanol transfer station in the Bonny Oaks Industrial Park has brought to a head the Chattanooga City Council’s philosophical differences over the use of …

Fairgoing Public to Learn More about Ethanol
August 30, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(The Independent)  The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Ethanol Board are partnering at the 142nd Nebraska State Fair to promote ethanol and flex fuel vehicles.
Vendor booths from each agency will be set up in the …

Wind Projects Provide a Model
August 30, 2011 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Investors with an appetite for loss, common in wind projects, may be what’s needed to see CHP take hold in the ethanol industry.
…using corn stover for biomass power and …

First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel
August 30, 2011 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Naval Air Systems Command)     The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded yesterday when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
The “Salty Dogs” of Air …

Win-Win Energy Policies for Grain and Livestock Producers Webinar August 26 Noon EDT
August 30, 2011 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

Over the past several months 25x’25 has been facilitating a dialogue involving animal agriculture, commodity crop, general farm organization and conservation leaders who have discussed a policy framework that can maintain and enhance the viability …

Ethanol Transportation & Logistics Conference: Exporting Ethanol September 22-23, 2011 New Orleans, LA
August 30, 2011 – 1:12 pm | No Comment
Ethanol Transportation & Logistics Conference:  Exporting Ethanol      September 22-23, 2011  New Orleans, LA

As the ethanol market continues its international growth, this conference will provide insight and information on all aspects of ethanol export logistics, including legal, financial, and region-specific issues.
The conference will also provide significant networking opportunities …

Joint Nature Conservation Committee Publishes “Indirect Land Use Change from Biofuel Production: Implications for Biodiversity”
August 30, 2011 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Monika Bertzky, Valerie Kapos & Jörn P.W. Scharlemann (Joint Nature Conservation Committee)  Inference from production statistics and modelling studies suggest that iLUC has occurred, is likely to increase with increasing demand for biofuels and needs …

Bruce Dale: Michigan State Chemical Engineer Takes a Critical Look at the Pluses and Minuses of Biofuels
August 29, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Stephen K. Ritter (Chemical & Engineering News)  Bruce E. Dale often plays the role of devil’s advocate not only against the rosy picture of biofuels painted by start-ups and trade associations but also against …

EU Biofuels Policy Driving Regional Product Demand
August 29, 2011 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Caroline Henshaw  (Drovers CattleNetwork)  Europe’s stringent biofuels policy is driving growing interest in region-specific ethanol and rapeseed oil hedging products, a senior executive for CME Group Inc (CME) in Europe said Friday.
The global exchange …

Crop of IPOs Provides Expanded Biofuel Bets
August 29, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Lynn Cowan (Wall Street Journal)  Four years ago, alternative-fuel IPOs came in only one flavor in the U.S.: corn-based ethanol.
In the last 18 months, a new wave of initial public offerings has come from …

Missouri Leads in Ethanol Blender Pump Plans
August 29, 2011 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman  (DomesticFuel.com)  Missouri has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the leader in ethanol blender pumps.
During the Missouri State Fair, an official from USDA’s Rural Development agency paid a visit …

New USGS Marcellus Shale Anaylsis Drastically Cuts DOE Estimates
August 29, 2011 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by David Hughes (Post Carbon Institute)  This week the USGS released anew assessment of gas resources in the Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin. The report is a reasonable effort by the USGS to sort out some …

Vitter Seeks ‘Parity’ over Alternative Energy
August 29, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Alan Blinder  (American Press)  U.S. Sen. David Vitter vowed again Tuesday to push Congress to consider objectively the merits of potential alternative energy sources instead of giving preferential treatment to some.
“Congress has been using …

Company Takes Biodiesel From Field to Fryer to Fuel
August 29, 2011 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(Voice of America)  …  At Cork Street Tavern in Winchester, Virginia, kitchen manager Chris Bennett cooks his freshly-fried potato chips in canola oil from Shenandoah Agricultural Products, a small company just a few kilometers away.
… …

Assessing Opportunities and Constraints for Biofuel Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
August 29, 2011 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Graham von Maltitz, William Stafford    (Center for International Forestry Research)    Sustainable biofuel production should provide opportunities for sub-Saharan African countries and their inhabitants, especially in impoverished rural areas. Biofuel feedstock production has the …

Hartley, IA Ethanol Plant Eyes Expansion
August 29, 2011 – 8:29 am | No Comment

by Mark Victoria (KTIV.com)  …Now after seeing profits, an expansion is in the works.
“Each of the plants has seven fermenters which help in the ethanol making process. We’re going to build an 8th, which will …

Transforming Waste to Bio-products – Biological Engineering at Utah State University
August 29, 2011 – 8:19 am | No Comment

(Utah State University)  Biological Engineering students and faculty at Utah State University transform waste water into biofuels and other bio-products.   WATCH VIDEO

US Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes
August 29, 2011 – 7:32 am | No Comment

(Farm Business)  US biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June, according to the latest EPA statistics, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes and continuing a remarkable turnaround …

Biobased Materials Minnesota’s Opportunity & Challenge
August 27, 2011 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Agricultural Utilization Research Institute)  As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, …

HDS International Provides Information on Project Scope for Back Bay Location
August 27, 2011 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(HDS International/PR NewsWire)  HDS International Corp., a provider of industrial ocean-based biomass production and other high-value eco-sustainability solutions, today provided additional details regarding the project scope for its targeted production site in Back Bay, New Brunswick, …

Federal GHG Reporting Tool Opens for Business
August 27, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA announced Aug. 22 that its electronic tool for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, dubbed e-GRRT, is finally ready for use. The agency is requiring participants of …

Valero: ‘Ethanol Has Been Successful for Us’
August 27, 2011 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Bill Shea (The Messenger)  Company leaders visit Webster County plant
Trucks loaded with corn line up every day at the front gate of the Valero Renewables ethanol plant west of Fort Dodge, while at the …

Investor Interest in U.S. Biofuel Production Set to Soar
August 27, 2011 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  …While it remains to be seen how the joint investments between the U.S. government and private sector will work in practice, the announcement nevertheless represents an unprecedented commitment by several federal …

Biomass: From Grow to Go — A University of Tennessee Field Day and Workshop Event October 25-26, 2011 Vonore, TN
August 27, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
Biomass: From Grow to Go — A University of Tennessee Field Day and Workshop Event     October 25-26, 2011   Vonore, TN

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will demonstrate its expertise in biofuels production and processing research with a new, two-day field day event geared for farmers, industry representatives, and the general public. Day one, …

Improvements in Ethanol Process Result in Lower GHG Emissions
August 27, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  America is home to the most innovative, productive and efficient ethanol and grain producers in the world. …(T)he trend line for both industries is toward greater productivity utilizing fewer …

Transforming Biomass into Feedstock Webinar August 30, 2011 1:00-5:00 ET
August 27, 2011 – 11:50 am | No Comment
Transforming Biomass into Feedstock   Webinar   August 30, 2011    1:00-5:00 ET

The U.S. Department of Energy will host a webcast titled “Transforming Biomass into Feedstock.”
In order to be used to produce renewable energy, raw biomass products such as switchgrass and forest residues must first be processed …

Oxford Study Highlights Advantages and Barriers for Algal Biodiesel
August 26, 2011 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A new life cycle analysis by a team from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, at the University of Oxford, states that algae-derived biodiesel could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and …

Cars Could Run on Recycled Newspaper
August 26, 2011 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(R&D Magazine)  Here’s one way that old-fashioned newsprint beats the Internet. Tulane University scientists have discovered a novel bacterial strain, dubbed “TU-103,” that can use paper to produce butanol, a biofuel that can serve as …

South Africa Should Step up Its Biofuels Efforts – Toyota
August 26, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Loni Prinsloo   (Engineering News)  South Africa should step up its efforts to introduce biofuels into its fuel supply mix, Toyota South Africa CEO Dr Johan van Zyl said on Thursday.
Speaking at the 2011 South …

First Load of Biodiesel Sold from Re-Started REG Albert Lea Biorefinery in Minnesota
August 26, 2011 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Group)    Biodiesel is now available via truck and rail from Renewable Energy Group®’s (REG) newly acquired facility, REG Albert Lea, LLC. The first truckload of biodiesel exceeded ASTM D6751 and was picked …

Honeywell to Build Pilot-Scale Biomass Refinery in Kapolei
August 26, 2011 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  …Groundbreaking for Honeywell’s UOP integrated biorefinery is scheduled for next week at Tesoro Corp. ’s refinery in Kapolei.
The project, funded by a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department …

Electrofuels Research November 6-9, 2011 Providence, RI
August 26, 2011 – 11:16 am | No Comment
Electrofuels Research     November 6-9, 2011     Providence, RI

In order to ensure our national security, it is imperative that we change the way we produce and use energy. To aid this goal, SBE is initiating a new Conference series on Electrofuels Research to be …

Call for Proposals to Present AIChE SBE’s Conference on Electrofuels Research November 6-9, 2011 Providence, RI Deadline September 15
August 26, 2011 – 11:07 am | No Comment
Call for Proposals to Present AIChE SBE’s Conference on Electrofuels Research  November 6-9, 2011    Providence, RI  Deadline September 15

In order to ensure our national security, it is imperative that we change the way we produce and use energy. To aid this goal, SBE is initiating a new Conference series on Electrofuels Research to be …

The Unicorn and the Fairy: Corn Declares War on Cellulose
August 26, 2011 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The National Corn Growers Association declares War on cellulosic biofuels, calling them “non-existent”, then mysteriously removes the blog post. What gives?
Ten days ago, Cathryn Wojciki, communications manager for the National …

Harkin Backs Ethanol Expansion
August 26, 2011 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) told the American Coalition for Ethanol Wednesday that he’ll continue to work for passage of a bill that would expand ethanol’s access to markets.
It won’t be easy. …

Big Three Automaker Gives Cellulosic Ethanol Industry a Needed Lift
August 26, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Maria Gallucci  (SolveClimate News)  Chrysler’s new partnership with cellulosic producer ZeaChem is part of the automaker’s larger push to get E85 ethanol in its vehicles
Last week, a Detroit Three automaker joined the handful of …

Co-op Caters to Fuel Flex Cars
August 26, 2011 – 8:07 am | No Comment

by Kevin M. Smith (the Kearney Courier)  Area drivers with fuel flex cars now have more options at the pump.
Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative announced recently that its new blender pumps at Platte-Clay Fuels in Kearney and …

Work Begins on Carbon-Capture at ADM Decatur Site
August 26, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

(St. Louis Today/AP)  The U.S. Department of Energy says construction has started on a $207.5 million project to capture carbon dioxide produced by an ethanol plant in Illinois and store it underground.
The Energy Department said …

Is Independence Down South Good for the US?
August 25, 2011 – 8:20 am | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biorefining Magazine)  …Below are some guiding principles for consistent public policies to foster growth of the domestic biofuels industry in America.
Technology Neutrality: Don’t pick a winner! The government’s track record …

The Path to Validation
August 25, 2011 – 8:15 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims and Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Biorefining technology does not grow on trees but there is no shortage of innovative ways to turn biomass into an advanced biofuel or a biobased chemical. Some …

Creating a Biobased Economy
August 25, 2011 – 8:05 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Fast-tracking bioenergy development in Holland
Due in part to its strong chemical industry and logistical advantages, Holland is uniquely suited to become a central biorefining hub in Europe. According to Renee …

A Sweet Opportunity for Biofuels
August 25, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

by Florentino Lopez (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Just like our dedication in promoting grain sorghum for biofuels production, the Sorghum Checkoff is now looking to the future to find the most profitable possibilities …

On the Brink of Sweeping Change
August 25, 2011 – 7:18 am | No Comment

by Eugene Gerden (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Russia plans to tap into bountiful resources to expand ethanol production
The Russian government is considering the implementation of a state program to develop a biofuel and ethanol industry in …

Lights, Camera, Congress…
August 24, 2011 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Biorefining Magazine)  …Washington’s jolting performance and the economic aftershocks have those of you on the verge of commercializing your replacement fuels questioning whether Congress and the White House can successfully provide the …

Spurious Claims
August 24, 2011 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biorefining Magazine)  …I told him I’m the editor of two monthly magazines centered on renewable fuels and chemicals. He sort of scoffed, and I knew we were going to get into “the …

Hitachi Zosen to Convert Waste into Biofuel
August 24, 2011 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(TheBioenergySite.com)  Hitachi Zosen has teamed up with the city of Kyoto and Kumamoto University to begin converting municipal waste into ethanol on a trial basis.
…The biofuel produced will be used to fuel cars and as …

A Decade of Ethanol
August 24, 2011 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by John Maday (Drovers CattleNetwork)  This probably doesn’t surprise you, but growth in ethanol production since the year 2000 contributed to dramatic shifts in U.S. agricultural production, according to a new report from USDA’s Economic Research …

AMERIgreen Plans Energy Independence Convoy
August 24, 2011 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Pennsylvania-based fuel dealer AMERIgreen Energy Inc. is hosting its Energy Independence Convoy on Aug. 25. As part of the event, a convoy of elected representatives and officials and representatives of …

Department of the Navy Goes Green with Osprey
August 24, 2011 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(US Navy/Naval Air Systems Command)   The Navy and Marine Corps team reached another milestone toward achieving the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals by successfully flying a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on biofuel Aug. …

Biofuels USA Opens on I-70 in Missouri
August 24, 2011 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …On Friday, the new biodiesel station at exit 175 in New Florence held its official grand opening, offering a variety of home grown choices for diesel vehicle drivers.
“We have ten pumps, …

E85 Station Opens in Corpus Christi, Texas
August 24, 2011 – 8:38 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new E85 station has opened at the Stripes Convenience Store in Corpus Christi, Texas and is now the only E85 station within 100 miles. The pump is located at its location …

Elusieve Process Removes Fiber From Corn
August 24, 2011 – 8:33 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new way to remove fiber from corn has been discovered by a professor from Mississippi State University (MSU). He calls his process Elusieve and has filed for a patent. The process was …

NNFCC to Investigate Environmental Impacts of Algae Bioenergy
August 24, 2011 – 8:12 am | No Comment

(National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials)   The new research will explore what needs to be done to sustainably produce bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals from algae in the UK.
Algae have the potential to make …

Biofuel Firm’s US Deal Paves Way for Major Plant
August 24, 2011 – 8:04 am | No Comment

by Bill Moore (Stuff.co.nz)  Nelson-based biofuel company Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation has announced a deal with a Texas-based renewable fuel company that paves the way for the building of a multimillion-dollar biofuels plant.
Its agreement is with …

Next-Generation Renewable Fuels to Play Crucial Role in Canada’s Transition to a Bio-Based Economy: SDTC Canada Makes Annual Call for Applications to $500 million
August 24, 2011 – 7:49 am | No Comment

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is  issuing its Annual Call for Applications under the NextGen Biofuels Fund™, which was created by the Government of Canada to support the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for …

Economía/Motor.- Managed to Make Biodiesel from Seaweed Farming
August 24, 2011 – 7:45 am | No Comment

(elEconomista.es)  Scientists at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), associated with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have managed to make biodiesel from the cultivation of three species of marine algae.
…Additionally, the three …

Glycos Biotechnologies and Solix BioSystems Achieve Positive Results for the Suitability of Solix’s Algal Oils for the Production of Bio-derived Sustainable Chemicals
August 24, 2011 – 7:45 am | No Comment

(Solix)  Algal Oils Proven as Next Generation Feedstock for Industrial Bacterial Fermentation
Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio), an international biochemical company commercializing high-value bio-chemicals, and Solix BioSystems, Inc. (Solix), a leading provider of integrated solutions and services …

Virent’s Biogasoline Passes First Test in European Auto Fleet Trial
August 24, 2011 – 7:18 am | No Comment

(Virent)  Virent’s Biofuel Satisfies “No Harms” Criteria in Shell Road Trial
Virent has taken another step in the gasoline certification process, successfully completing its first road fleet test organized and executed by Virent collaborator, Royal Dutch Shell. Virent’s …

Ford F-250 Super Duty Breaks Two Land Speed Records
August 24, 2011 – 7:03 am | No Comment

by Greg Emmerson (EuroTuner)  Using the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel engine, the truck hit a top speed of 171.123mph setting the new B Production Diesel Truck land speed record.
The Ford truck broke the …

A.I.M. Interview: Montana State University’s Dr. Keith Cooksey
August 23, 2011 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Although veteran research scientist at Montana State University, Dr. Keith Cooksey, describes himself modestly as a biochemist that works with microorganisms, his algal biofuel-driven discoveries from the ’80s and …

Biodiesel: Sterol Glycosides and Filterability
August 23, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(AGQM)  Sterol glycosides and acylated sterol glycosides are natural components of vegetable oils. When producing biodiesel based on these oils, they are not fully removed and can hence be shown to occur in biodiesel in …

Biodiesel Sets Sail
August 23, 2011 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  A high percentage of biodiesel is used by consumers on land, and marine operators are trying to match that same level of usage by sea
…Perhaps no one understands the trials …

Steaming Ahead to a Better Fuel: Railroad Companies Investigate Benefits of Using Biodiesel-Blended Fuels
August 23, 2011 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The railroad is already considered one of the most environmentally sustainable and efficient ways to transport freight. Although most railways address fuel efficiency in terms of gallons-per-mile rather than miles-per-gallon, …

Don’t Forget the Event: Why Biodiesel Is Important to Events and Concerts
August 23, 2011 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver  (Biodiesel Magazine)  …“No one had requested it when I started using it,” he (Aaron Levinthal) explains. “For lack of a better term, I had an epiphany one day that I’m in the most …

The Work at Hand for E15 Market Expansion
August 23, 2011 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …First, working with Growth Energy, the RFA has submitted health effects testing and worked to fulfill the fuel registration process that must be conducted for any new …

Oil Palm Residue Could Solve Food vs. Biofuel Debate
August 23, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Ismira Lutfia   (Jakarta Globe)  The millions of tons of fibrous residue produced by palm oil plantations across the country could soon become a major source of raw material for renewable fuel.
Over the past …

Fuel Plant Cancels Lease: $350M Ethanol Project at Port Terminated by Mutual Agreement
August 23, 2011 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Larry Rulison  (Times Union)  Plans for a $350 million ethanol plant at the Port of Albany have been scrapped as Congress inches closer to eliminating lucrative tax subsidies for the corn-to-fuel industry.
Port of Albany General Manager Rick …

Obama Sets Sights on Making U.S. No. 1 in Alternative Energy
August 23, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)  Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Republican presidential candidacy and President Obama’s comments on ethanol have thrown the corn-based ethanol industry into turmoil as it struggles to convince Congress to provide assistance to …

Sweet Sorghum Boosts the Efficiency of Ethanol
August 23, 2011 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Benjamin Burroughs  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol has some distinct advantages as a fuel, and sweet sorghum promises even better input/output ratios
…In addition to having a higher ratio, the cost of production for sweet sorghum is …

Louisiana Biofuels Plan Would Decentralize Production
August 23, 2011 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Michael K. Bullard (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  How the 2008 Recession Halted the Progress of Louisiana’s Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative
…The Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative (Act 382) represents a complete strategy to not only …

Catching the Sugar Wave
August 23, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Not content to let Brazil hog all the glory, three development-stage companies eye sugar-based ethanol feedstocks
…If successful, California Ethanol & Power LLC will be the first ethanol production company …

A Constant in Changing Times: One Plant’s Success Story in an Ever-evolving Industry
August 23, 2011 – 9:17 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Near Hastings, a community of about 25,000 people nestled amid the seemingly endless corn fields of south-central Nebraska, Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc. has been steadily churning out ethanol since …

2011 FEW Review: Advancing the Industry Through Promotion, Policy and Technology
August 23, 2011 – 8:55 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen, Kris Bevill, Ron Kotrba and Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo is well-known for its top-notch networking opportunities and technically oriented panel sessions, but it …

Canadian Alliance to Advocate for Biorefining Sector
August 23, 2011 – 8:40 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  An alliance of energy-related trade organizations in Canada is calling on the nation’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to act now to develop a comprehensive energy strategy. The coalition, known …

Compact Car Will Feature Diesel Engine for US Market in 2013
August 23, 2011 – 8:31 am | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  Chevrolet has plans to offer a new engine option in the Cruze for improved fuel efficiency and use, but forget about electric hybrids because starting in 2013 the automaker will …

4th Algae World Asia November 15-16, 2011 Beijing, China
August 23, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment
4th Algae World Asia    November 15-16, 2011  Beijing, China

“Resource Potential Analysis, Experience And Facilities For Algae Production In Asia/China”
Key highlights

Commercial viability and economic analysis
Challenges in bringing algae to commodity scale – can we grow enough algae, at what cost ?
Can Algae be an …

Industrial Green Chemistry World December 4-6, 2011 Mumbai, India
August 23, 2011 – 7:39 am | No Comment
Industrial Green Chemistry World    December 4-6, 2011   Mumbai, India

Industrial Green Chemistry World is India’s first flagship platform that brings together the mainstream issues concerning Green Chemistry and Green Engineering to all stakeholders of Chemical Industry.
Join us at the IGCW-2011 Symposium & Expo in …

New Minnesota Clean Energy Company, Rosemount Clean Energies, Refuels Midwest Bio Market
August 23, 2011 – 7:29 am | No Comment

(Reuters/PR NewsWire/Rosemont Clean Energies)  An obsolete 50-acre industrial site in a St. Paul, Minnesota suburb has been redeveloped into a large terminal facility with capabilities to provide the region with enhanced clean energy products.  The only of …

Microalgal Biofuel: Is it the Right Dream?
August 23, 2011 – 7:19 am | No Comment

by Fadhil M. Salih (ClearValue Companies/Renewable Energy World)   …Microalgae are a superior biofuel feedstock as opposed to plants such as corn and soy used today. They need substantially less water and fertilizer than other …

Zimbabwe: Politicking Stalling Ethanol Project – Villagers
August 23, 2011 – 6:46 am | No Comment

(AllAfrica.com/The Herald)  Traditional leaders have identified unnecessary politicking as a challenge to the successful completion of the Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant.
The task-force chaired by Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development secretary Mr Ngoni Masoka visited the project …

Farmers Sought for Biofuel Project
August 23, 2011 – 6:34 am | No Comment

(The Record)  Farm officials, hoping to get California farmers to plant as much as 25,000 acres of camelina, an oilseed, for a biomass start-up project are offering incentives to growers in San Joaquin County and …

The XTL Diet: New Paths to Feasible, Domestic Low-Carb Fuels
August 23, 2011 – 6:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can synthetic biology capture and utilize CO2 to such an extent that it not only can make money – but can mitigate the carbon intensity of no-no feedstocks like coal, …

Study Shows Alligator Fat an Effective Biodiesel Feedstock
August 22, 2011 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have shown alligator fat to be an effective feedstock for biodiesel production. The team, led by Rakesh Bajpai, has published its findings …

Water Intensity of Corn-Based Ethanol Needs to Include DDGS Credit
August 22, 2011 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Gouri Shankar Mishra and Sonia Yeh (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Study recalculates water consumption with expanded system boundaries and coproduct credit
Recent studies have estimated the “consumptive water use,” “water embodied,” and “water footprint” of corn-based …

Harvesting Both Corn Grain and Stover in Adverse Weather
August 22, 2011 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Cole Gustafson, Thein Maung and David Ripplinger (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Dakota State University)  If cellulosic biofuel development remains on track, several commercial firms will be contracting for corn stover in 2012.  How will farmers balance …

Funding Secured for Brazilian Research Study into the Sustainability of Renewable Jet Fuel Sourced from Sugarcane
August 22, 2011 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)   The regional initiative launched in June by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide finance for renewable jet fuel projects in Latin America and the Caribbean has made its first grant. The …

Biofuel Production: A Threat to Livelihoods
August 22, 2011 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Mario Osava (Aljazeera)  Biofuels are an alternative energy source that can drive local development by generating jobs, know-how and technology. But they can also cause social damage, as locals fear in the case of …

Biochemical Developer Aurora Algae Raises $22M
August 22, 2011 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Lynley  (GreenBeat)  Aurora Algae, a developer of biofuels and biochemicals produced from processed algae, announced today that it has raised $22 million in its most recent round of funding.
The company is part of …

POET Partners with Ecological Restoration Firm on Energy Grass
August 22, 2011 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet LLC is venturing into the realm of energy grasses with a newly launched collaborative effort to establish native grasses on degraded lands in areas surrounding its 100 MMgy …

Area to Get a Second Alternative Fuel Station
August 22, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(ShreveportTimes.com)  Bossier City has announced a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the city’s second alternative fuel station to be located at 4520 Barksdale Boulevard. The event will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources …

A.I.M. Interview: NASA’s OMEGA Scientist Dr. Jonathan Trent
August 22, 2011 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  NASA scientist – the inventor, heart, and soul of the OMEGA system (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) – Dr. Jonathan Trent received his PhD in biological oceanography at Scripps Institution of …

Kenya Develops Unique Bio-Ethanol Gel Biofuel for Kitchen Use
August 22, 2011 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Joao Peixe  (OilPrice.com)  The bio-ethanol gel is an alternative biofuel developed by Consumer’s Choice Limited to reduce Kenya’s reliance on imported petroleum.
…Consumer’s Choice Limited developed a bio-ethanol gel made from molasses derived from sugarcane. …

Examining Biofuels Policy
August 22, 2011 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by  Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay  (Chemical and Engineering News)  Government mandates have shaped the market but not always for the best
By 2050, the global population will hit between 7.5 billion and 10.5 billion. Energy demands will soar, …

Hawaii Biofuels Option Could Prove Costly
August 22, 2011 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

By Sophie Cocke   (Honolulu Civil Beat)  Two contracts for locally-produced biofuels, aimed at supplying a portion of the state’s electricity needs, are under consideration by the Public Utilities Commission, and more are expected. But the …

USDA Official: Ag Economy Is Sound but Rural Communities Need Boost
August 22, 2011 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Ross Dolan (The Daily Republic)  The nation’s agricultural economy is sound but many rural communities are not reaping the benefits, said Dallas Tonsager, undersecretary for rural development with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The …

University of Illinois Students Receive BP Grant to Study Biomass Engineering Properties
August 22, 2011 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  Five undergraduate students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received a $5,000 grant from British Petroleum to research the engineering properties of biomass.
The students wrote the grant to develop a virtual database that will …

A Quick Way to Grade Grasses for Ethanol Yields
August 22, 2011 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Don Comis (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have developed an inexpensive way to grade the ethanol potential of perennial grasses at the biorefinery’s loading dock.
That future …

Construction of Ethanol Fuel Stations Begins in Birmingham
August 22, 2011 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Melynda Sides  (MyFoxAL.com)  Construction of two new E-85 ethanol fuel stations in Birmingham began today. One of the stations will be located at 515 6th Avenue South.
…A grant from the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition …

The True Cost of the Military’s Oil Addiction
August 22, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(CNN Money)  Among the many incentives pushing the military to use less oil, reducing the number of casualties it takes to protect vulnerable fuel convoys is one of the most important.
1 in 8 soldiers killed …

Ethanol Vital to US Production of Homegrown, Reliable Energy
August 22, 2011 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Russ Newman (InForum)   Ethanol, made right here in our backyards, has provided an unparalleled, value-added opportunity for agriculture and America.
…It has generated good-paying jobs, spurred economic activity, and provided rural youth a reason …

Vilsack: USDA Will Continue to Push for Blender Pump Expansion
August 22, 2011 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Aug. 17 announcement of 900 Rural Energy for America Program grants included just 21 awards for blender pumps. USDA officials promise, however, that more funding is on …

Sustainable Retail Biodiesel is Here!
August 22, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment

(Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, alongside SBA Business Member companies in three states unveiled the first retail locations scored through the Sustainability Report Card for biodiesel at the nozzle.
SBA Business members participated in …

From Farm to Biorefinery: Ethanol Production Efficiency Improves
August 22, 2011 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …In this week’s installment of the RFA’s series on efficiency, RFA Vice President Geoff Cooper takes on the critics who contend that both farming and ethanol production is simply too …

POTUS Puts Focus on Agriculture and Biofuels
August 22, 2011 – 9:55 am | No Comment

by Cindy (Corn Commentary)  President Obama’s Midwest bus tour this week really put a spotlight on agriculture and biofuels. The POTUS visited three of the nation’s top four ethanol producing states,accounting for more than 42 …

Berkeley Lab Opens Advanced Biofuels Facility
August 22, 2011 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  The ailing United States’ economy would receive a much needed boost with the commercial development of a domestic source of transportation fuel – especially if that fuel were to be clean, …

Scientists Find Way to Identify Synthetic Biofuels in Atmosphere
August 22, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

(Chemistry News Articles)  Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science have discovered a technique to track urban atmospheric plumes thanks to a unique isotopic signature found in vehicle emissions.
Brian …

North Dakota State University Researchers Develop Revolutionary Biobased Technology From Crop Materials Produced in North Dakota
August 22, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(North Dakota State University)  Several crops produced in North Dakota could play a significant role in biobased resins and coatings recently developed by researchers at North Dakota State University. Scientists at NDSU have developed biobased …

Plans for ‘Tree of Life’ Plantation
August 22, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Laea Medley (Independent Online)  …The iLembe District Municipality and Dr Samson Tesfay, a post-doctoral student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s discipline of horticultural science, are planning a plantation project for the plant.
The project …

INEOS Bio JV Closes $75m in Private Financing Under USDA Loan Guarantee Program for Advanced BioEnergy Center in Florida
August 19, 2011 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(INEOS Bio/PR NewsWire)  Florida project is first large-scale advanced biorefinery facility in U.S. to close financing in latest round of USDA backed financing

INEOS Bio announced that its joint venture project closed private financing on a $75m loan …

Abengoa Announces DOE Offer of Conditional Commitment for $133.9 Million Loan Guarantee to Build Inaugural Biomass Plant in United States
August 19, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(Abengoa/PR NewsWire)   Abengoa today announced that its subsidiary, Abengoa Bioenergy, has been selected by the US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office to receive an offer of a conditional commitment for a $133.9 million federal loan …

The Selling of Renewable Fuels
August 19, 2011 – 9:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …In all the discussions about renewable fuels R&D, engineering, policy, finance, and construction, the customer – that is, you and me – generally are an afterthought.
Could be because most …

Questions that Anyone Discussing the Future of Personal Transportation Should Be Able to Discuss Knowledgeably
August 19, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) Background: With the understanding that if auto makers selling in the US intend to meet new 54.5 mpg CAFÉ standards, it is likely that they will build lighter weight, …

Dodge City High School Teacher Gets Fired up about Research
August 19, 2011 – 6:46 am | No Comment

by Mark Reagan (Dodge City Globe)  Dodge City High School biology teacher Shannon Ralph said she’ll never look at algae like she used to.
Ralph spent six weeks this summer in Lawrence attending the Research Experience …

Biofuels and the Policy Implications for China
August 18, 2011 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

Qi Wang and Zhihong Tian (Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
The paper explores China’s biofuel policy and compares biofuel development in China and the rest of …

Nandan Bio in Biodiesel JV with BPCL, Shapoorji
August 18, 2011 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Bv Mahalakshmi  (The Financial Express)  Nandan Biomatrix Ltd, an integrated R&D company for neutraceuticals and medicinal plants, has signed agreements with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Shapoorji and Pallonji Ltd to form a …

HPCL Bio Fuel to Start Sugar Production in Bihar Soon
August 18, 2011 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Shishir Sinha (The Hindu Business Line)  What could be seen as a revival of the sugar industry in Bihar, HPCL Bio Fuels Ltd will start producing sugar and ethanol from the coming sugar season starting …

The Great Jatropha Race
August 18, 2011 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  With new research on environmental and biomedical benefits of Jatropha is appearing regularly, it’s no wonder that the race for patents is heating up, and fast.
Last year Mission New …

Peterson Questions Federal Biofuels Plan
August 18, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Don Davis (Duluth News Tribune)  Minnesota’s senior congressman said that the plan administration officials announced this week probably will not work and threatens Minnesota’s 21 ethanol plants.
“I think that is a big a problem,” …

France Debuts E85 Location-Mapping Website
August 18, 2011 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the ministry of economy, finance and industry has launched a website that shows each of the 339 gas stations offering E85 in the country, listed by department. Not only …

Ethanol Industry Weighs Options
August 18, 2011 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Morton (World Herald Bureau/Omaha.com)  The ethanol industry is preparing itself for life after federal subsidies.
Key tax credits that pay blenders for using the renewable fuel are set to expire at the end of …

Missouri Envisions Profit from Pond Scum as Biodiesel Source
August 18, 2011 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

by Steve Everly (Kansas City Star)  Say “biofuel,” and most people think “ethanol.” But someday they might think “algae-diesel.” And if they do, Missouri is likely to have helped make it happen.
The idea of turning …

Increase in Demand from India, China to Drive up Food Prices: Obama
August 18, 2011 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(The Economic Times of India)  US President Barack Obama today highlighted the need to develop biofuels out of things that do not involve fuel chain, arguing that increase in demand from India and China would …