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ACI’s European Biodiesel Summit June 13-14, 2012 Krakow, Poland

  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

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

How Elephants Could Solve the Biofuel Problem

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

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

SDTC Cleantech Focus: Canada’s Path to Clean Economy Leadership November 9-10, 2011 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  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

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NCGA Highlights NASCAR Program at ACE Event

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

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New Zealand, Texas Companies Collaborate on Algae Process

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

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Green Grease Solutions to Supply Feedstock to e-Biofuels

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

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NextCAT Gets NSF Award to Help Commercialize Catalyst Technology

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

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Denmark’s DONG Energy Exploring Large Biofuel Plant

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

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Vonore Biomass Plant Could Go Commercial as Switchgrass Gains Ground

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

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Engineer Touts Ethanol Pipeline in Hamilton County

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

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SDTC Announces Call for Statement of Interest Applications for Clean Technology Funding

(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

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19th IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN XIX) September 27-29, 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  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

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Merkel Coalition Partners Attack ‘Failed’ Government Biofuel Rollout

(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

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Discovery Turns Seaweed Into Biofuel in Half the Time

(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

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Canola Trials Show Great Promise in San Joaquin Valley

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

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Biofuels: Moving Customers from “Why?” to “Why Not?”

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

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

End the Ethanol Charade

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,

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Emerging Markets Online CEO Introduces Houston’s Biofuels Task Force

(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

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization

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

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA, Departments of Energy and Navy Seek Input from Industry to Advance Biofuels for Military and Commercial Transportation

(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

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

SCBI to Produce Ethanol Year Round Now: Zabaleta

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

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China and Biofuels – Stir-Fry or Fly?

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

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

“Be Part of Change, or Be Left Behind”, Beattie Challenges Australia on Biofuels

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

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Honeywell’s UOP Breaks Ground on Facility to Convert Biomass to Green Transportation Fuels

(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

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Call for Presentations: BIO’s International Convention June 18-21, 2012 Boston, MA Deadline: September 30, 2011

  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

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Testing the Water for Bioenergy Crops

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

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Pooping Pandas May Make Better Biofuels

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

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Planet Ozone, Stuart, Helps Protect the Earth with New Fuel Option

(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

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Zoning Request Sparks Safety Concerns, Reveals Divide among City Council Members

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

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Fairgoing Public to Learn More about Ethanol

(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

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Wind Projects Provide a Model

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

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First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel

(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,

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Win-Win Energy Policies for Grain and Livestock Producers Webinar August 26 Noon EDT

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

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Ethanol Transportation & Logistics Conference: Exporting Ethanol September 22-23, 2011 New Orleans, LA

  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

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Joint Nature Conservation Committee Publishes “Indirect Land Use Change from Biofuel Production: Implications for Biodiversity”

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

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Bruce Dale: Michigan State Chemical Engineer Takes a Critical Look at the Pluses and Minuses of Biofuels

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy Driving Regional Product Demand

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Crop of IPOs Provides Expanded Biofuel Bets

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Missouri Leads in Ethanol Blender Pump Plans

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

New USGS Marcellus Shale Anaylsis Drastically Cuts DOE Estimates

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Vitter Seeks ‘Parity’ over Alternative Energy

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Takes Biodiesel From Field to Fryer to Fuel

(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

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Assessing Opportunities and Constraints for Biofuel Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Hartley, IA Ethanol Plant Eyes Expansion

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Transforming Waste to Bio-products – Biological Engineering at Utah State University

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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

(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

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Biobased Materials Minnesota’s Opportunity & Challenge

(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

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

HDS International Provides Information on Project Scope for Back Bay Location

(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

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Federal GHG Reporting Tool Opens for Business

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

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Valero: ‘Ethanol Has Been Successful for Us’

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

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Investor Interest in U.S. Biofuel Production Set to Soar

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

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Biomass: From Grow to Go — A University of Tennessee Field Day and Workshop Event October 25-26, 2011 Vonore, TN

  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

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Improvements in Ethanol Process Result in Lower GHG Emissions

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

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Transforming Biomass into Feedstock Webinar August 30, 2011 1:00-5:00 ET

  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

August 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Oxford Study Highlights Advantages and Barriers for Algal Biodiesel

(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

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Cars Could Run on Recycled Newspaper

(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

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

South Africa Should Step up Its Biofuels Efforts – Toyota

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

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

First Load of Biodiesel Sold from Re-Started REG Albert Lea Biorefinery in Minnesota

(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

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Honeywell to Build Pilot-Scale Biomass Refinery in Kapolei

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

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Electrofuels Research November 6-9, 2011 Providence, RI

  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

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Call for Proposals to Present AIChE SBE’s Conference on Electrofuels Research November 6-9, 2011 Providence, RI Deadline September 15

  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

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

The Unicorn and the Fairy: Corn Declares War on Cellulose

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The National Corn Growers Association declares War on cellulosic biofuels, calling them “non-existent”, then mysteriously

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Harkin Backs Ethanol Expansion

by Daniel Looker (Agriculture.com)  Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) told the American Coalition for Ethanol Wednesday that he’ll continue to work

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Big Three Automaker Gives Cellulosic Ethanol Industry a Needed Lift

by Maria Gallucci  (SolveClimate News)  Chrysler’s new partnership with cellulosic producer ZeaChem is part of the automaker’s larger push to

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Co-op Caters to Fuel Flex Cars

by Kevin M. Smith (the Kearney Courier)  Area drivers with fuel flex cars now have more options at the pump.

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Work Begins on Carbon-Capture at ADM Decatur Site

(St. Louis Today/AP)  The U.S. Department of Energy says construction has started on a $207.5 million project to capture carbon

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Is Independence Down South Good for the US?

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biorefining Magazine)  …Below are some guiding principles for consistent public policies to foster growth of

August 25, 2011 Read Full Article

The Path to Validation

by Bryan Sims and Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Biorefining technology does not grow on trees but there is no shortage

August 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Creating a Biobased Economy

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Fast-tracking bioenergy development in Holland Due in part to its strong chemical industry and logistical

August 25, 2011 Read Full Article

A Sweet Opportunity for Biofuels

by Florentino Lopez (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Just like our dedication in promoting grain sorghum for biofuels production,

August 25, 2011 Read Full Article

On the Brink of Sweeping Change

by Eugene Gerden (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Russia plans to tap into bountiful resources to expand ethanol production The Russian government

August 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Lights, Camera, Congress…

by Michael McAdams (Biorefining Magazine)  …Washington’s jolting performance and the economic aftershocks have those of you on the verge of

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Spurious Claims

by Ron Kotrba (Biorefining Magazine)  …I told him I’m the editor of two monthly magazines centered on renewable fuels and

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Hitachi Zosen to Convert Waste into Biofuel

(TheBioenergySite.com)  Hitachi Zosen has teamed up with the city of Kyoto and Kumamoto University to begin converting municipal waste into

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

A Decade of Ethanol

by John Maday (Drovers CattleNetwork)  This probably doesn’t surprise you, but growth in ethanol production since the year 2000 contributed to

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

AMERIgreen Plans Energy Independence Convoy

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Pennsylvania-based fuel dealer AMERIgreen Energy Inc. is hosting its Energy Independence Convoy on Aug. 25.

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Department of the Navy Goes Green with Osprey

(US Navy/Naval Air Systems Command)   The Navy and Marine Corps team reached another milestone toward achieving the Secretary of

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels USA Opens on I-70 in Missouri

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …On Friday, the new biodiesel station at exit 175 in New Florence held its official grand

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Station Opens in Corpus Christi, Texas

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new E85 station has opened at the Stripes Convenience Store in Corpus Christi, Texas and is

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Elusieve Process Removes Fiber From Corn

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new way to remove fiber from corn has been discovered by a professor from Mississippi

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

NNFCC to Investigate Environmental Impacts of Algae Bioenergy

(National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials)   The new research will explore what needs to be done to sustainably

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Firm’s US Deal Paves Way for Major Plant

by Bill Moore (Stuff.co.nz)  Nelson-based biofuel company Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation has announced a deal with a Texas-based renewable fuel company

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

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

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is  issuing its Annual Call for Applications under the NextGen Biofuels Fund™, which was created

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Economía/Motor.- Managed to Make Biodiesel from Seaweed Farming

(elEconomista.es)  Scientists at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), associated with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Glycos Biotechnologies and Solix BioSystems Achieve Positive Results for the Suitability of Solix’s Algal Oils for the Production of Bio-derived Sustainable Chemicals

(Solix)  Algal Oils Proven as Next Generation Feedstock for Industrial Bacterial Fermentation Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. (GlycosBio), an international biochemical company

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Virent’s Biogasoline Passes First Test in European Auto Fleet Trial

(Virent)  Virent’s Biofuel Satisfies “No Harms” Criteria in Shell Road Trial Virent has taken another step in the gasoline certification process,

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Ford F-250 Super Duty Breaks Two Land Speed Records

by Greg Emmerson (EuroTuner)  Using the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel engine, the truck hit a top speed of

August 24, 2011 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Montana State University’s Dr. Keith Cooksey

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Although veteran research scientist at Montana State University, Dr. Keith Cooksey, describes himself modestly

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: Sterol Glycosides and Filterability

(AGQM)  Sterol glycosides and acylated sterol glycosides are natural components of vegetable oils. When producing biodiesel based on these oils,

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Sets Sail

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  A high percentage of biodiesel is used by consumers on land, and marine operators are

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Steaming Ahead to a Better Fuel: Railroad Companies Investigate Benefits of Using Biodiesel-Blended Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The railroad is already considered one of the most environmentally sustainable and efficient ways to

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Don’t Forget the Event: Why Biodiesel Is Important to Events and Concerts

by Luke Geiver  (Biodiesel Magazine)  …“No one had requested it when I started using it,” he (Aaron Levinthal) explains. “For lack

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

The Work at Hand for E15 Market Expansion

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …First, working with Growth Energy, the RFA has submitted health effects testing

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Oil Palm Residue Could Solve Food vs. Biofuel Debate

by Ismira Lutfia   (Jakarta Globe)  The millions of tons of fibrous residue produced by palm oil plantations across the

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Fuel Plant Cancels Lease: $350M Ethanol Project at Port Terminated by Mutual Agreement

by Larry Rulison  (Times Union)  Plans for a $350 million ethanol plant at the Port of Albany have been scrapped as

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Obama Sets Sights on Making U.S. No. 1 in Alternative Energy

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)  Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Republican presidential candidacy and President Obama’s comments on ethanol have thrown the

August 23, 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

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Louisiana Biofuels Plan Would Decentralize Production

by Michael K. Bullard (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  How the 2008 Recession Halted the Progress of Louisiana’s Advanced Biofuel Industry Development

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Catching the Sugar Wave

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Not content to let Brazil hog all the glory, three development-stage companies eye sugar-based

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

A Constant in Changing Times: One Plant’s Success Story in an Ever-evolving Industry

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Near Hastings, a community of about 25,000 people nestled amid the seemingly endless corn

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 FEW Review: Advancing the Industry Through Promotion, Policy and Technology

by Holly Jessen, Kris Bevill, Ron Kotrba and Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop &

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Canadian Alliance to Advocate for Biorefining Sector

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  An alliance of energy-related trade organizations in Canada is calling on the nation’s federal, provincial

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Compact Car Will Feature Diesel Engine for US Market in 2013

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  Chevrolet has plans to offer a new engine option in the Cruze for improved fuel

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

4th Algae World Asia November 15-16, 2011 Beijing, China

  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

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Industrial Green Chemistry World December 4-6, 2011 Mumbai, India

  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

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

New Minnesota Clean Energy Company, Rosemount Clean Energies, Refuels Midwest Bio Market

(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

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Microalgal Biofuel: Is it the Right Dream?

by Fadhil M. Salih (ClearValue Companies/Renewable Energy World)   …Microalgae are a superior biofuel feedstock as opposed to plants such

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Politicking Stalling Ethanol Project – Villagers

(AllAfrica.com/The Herald)  Traditional leaders have identified unnecessary politicking as a challenge to the successful completion of the Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant.

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Farmers Sought for Biofuel Project

(The Record)  Farm officials, hoping to get California farmers to plant as much as 25,000 acres of camelina, an oilseed,

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

The XTL Diet: New Paths to Feasible, Domestic Low-Carb Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can synthetic biology capture and utilize CO2 to such an extent that it not only

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Shows Alligator Fat an Effective Biodiesel Feedstock

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have shown alligator fat to be an

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Water Intensity of Corn-Based Ethanol Needs to Include DDGS Credit

by Gouri Shankar Mishra and Sonia Yeh (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Study recalculates water consumption with expanded system boundaries and coproduct

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Harvesting Both Corn Grain and Stover in Adverse Weather

by Cole Gustafson, Thein Maung and David Ripplinger (Ethanol Producer Magazine/North Dakota State University)  If cellulosic biofuel development remains on track,

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Funding Secured for Brazilian Research Study into the Sustainability of Renewable Jet Fuel Sourced from Sugarcane

(GreenAir Online)   The regional initiative launched in June by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide finance for renewable

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production: A Threat to Livelihoods

by Mario Osava (Aljazeera)  Biofuels are an alternative energy source that can drive local development by generating jobs, know-how and

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biochemical Developer Aurora Algae Raises $22M

by Matthew Lynley  (GreenBeat)  Aurora Algae, a developer of biofuels and biochemicals produced from processed algae, announced today that it

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

POET Partners with Ecological Restoration Firm on Energy Grass

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet LLC is venturing into the realm of energy grasses with a newly launched

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Area to Get a Second Alternative Fuel Station

(ShreveportTimes.com)  Bossier City has announced a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the city’s second alternative fuel station to be located at 4520

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: NASA’s OMEGA Scientist Dr. Jonathan Trent

(Algae Industry Magazine)  NASA scientist – the inventor, heart, and soul of the OMEGA system (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Kenya Develops Unique Bio-Ethanol Gel Biofuel for Kitchen Use

by Joao Peixe  (OilPrice.com)  The bio-ethanol gel is an alternative biofuel developed by Consumer’s Choice Limited to reduce Kenya’s reliance

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Examining Biofuels Policy

by  Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay  (Chemical and Engineering News)  Government mandates have shaped the market but not always for the best By

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Hawaii Biofuels Option Could Prove Costly

By Sophie Cocke   (Honolulu Civil Beat)  Two contracts for locally-produced biofuels, aimed at supplying a portion of the state’s electricity

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Official: Ag Economy Is Sound but Rural Communities Need Boost

by Ross Dolan (The Daily Republic)  The nation’s agricultural economy is sound but many rural communities are not reaping the

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Illinois Students Receive BP Grant to Study Biomass Engineering Properties

(Biofuels Journal)  Five undergraduate students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received a $5,000 grant from British Petroleum to research the

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

A Quick Way to Grade Grasses for Ethanol Yields

by Don Comis (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have developed an inexpensive

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Construction of Ethanol Fuel Stations Begins in Birmingham

by Melynda Sides  (MyFoxAL.com)  Construction of two new E-85 ethanol fuel stations in Birmingham began today. One of the stations

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

The True Cost of the Military’s Oil Addiction

(CNN Money)  Among the many incentives pushing the military to use less oil, reducing the number of casualties it takes

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Vital to US Production of Homegrown, Reliable Energy

by Russ Newman (InForum)   Ethanol, made right here in our backyards, has provided an unparalleled, value-added opportunity for agriculture

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack: USDA Will Continue to Push for Blender Pump Expansion

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Aug. 17 announcement of 900 Rural Energy for America Program grants included

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainable Retail Biodiesel is Here!

(Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, alongside SBA Business Member companies in three states unveiled the first retail locations

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

From Farm to Biorefinery: Ethanol Production Efficiency Improves

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …In this week’s installment of the RFA’s series on efficiency, RFA Vice President Geoff Cooper

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

POTUS Puts Focus on Agriculture and Biofuels

by Cindy (Corn Commentary)  President Obama’s Midwest bus tour this week really put a spotlight on agriculture and biofuels. The

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Berkeley Lab Opens Advanced Biofuels Facility

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  The ailing United States’ economy would receive a much needed boost with the commercial development of

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Scientists Find Way to Identify Synthetic Biofuels in Atmosphere

(Chemistry News Articles)  Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science have discovered a technique

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

North Dakota State University Researchers Develop Revolutionary Biobased Technology From Crop Materials Produced in North Dakota

(North Dakota State University)  Several crops produced in North Dakota could play a significant role in biobased resins and coatings

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Plans for ‘Tree of Life’ Plantation

by Laea Medley (Independent Online)  …The iLembe District Municipality and Dr Samson Tesfay, a post-doctoral student at the University of

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

INEOS Bio JV Closes $75m in Private Financing Under USDA Loan Guarantee Program for Advanced BioEnergy Center in Florida

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

August 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Abengoa Announces DOE Offer of Conditional Commitment for $133.9 Million Loan Guarantee to Build Inaugural Biomass Plant in United States

(Abengoa/PR NewsWire)   Abengoa today announced that its subsidiary, Abengoa Bioenergy, has been selected by the US Department of Energy’s

August 19, 2011 Read Full Article

The Selling of Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …In all the discussions about renewable fuels R&D, engineering, policy, finance, and construction, the

August 19, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Questions that Anyone Discussing the Future of Personal Transportation Should Be Able to Discuss Knowledgeably

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) Background: With the understanding that if auto makers selling in the US intend to

August 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Dodge City High School Teacher Gets Fired up about Research

by Mark Reagan (Dodge City Globe)  Dodge City High School biology teacher Shannon Ralph said she’ll never look at algae

August 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Policy Implications for China

Qi Wang and Zhihong Tian (Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Nandan Bio in Biodiesel JV with BPCL, Shapoorji

by Bv Mahalakshmi  (The Financial Express)  Nandan Biomatrix Ltd, an integrated R&D company for neutraceuticals and medicinal plants, has signed

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

HPCL Bio Fuel to Start Sugar Production in Bihar Soon

by Shishir Sinha (The Hindu Business Line)  What could be seen as a revival of the sugar industry in Bihar, HPCL

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

The Great Jatropha Race

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  With new research on environmental and biomedical benefits of Jatropha is appearing regularly, it’s

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Peterson Questions Federal Biofuels Plan

by Don Davis (Duluth News Tribune)  Minnesota’s senior congressman said that the plan administration officials announced this week probably will

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

France Debuts E85 Location-Mapping Website

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the ministry of economy, finance and industry has launched a website that shows each

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Weighs Options

by Joseph Morton (World Herald Bureau/Omaha.com)  The ethanol industry is preparing itself for life after federal subsidies. Key tax credits

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Missouri Envisions Profit from Pond Scum as Biodiesel Source

by Steve Everly (Kansas City Star)  Say “biofuel,” and most people think “ethanol.” But someday they might think “algae-diesel.” And

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Increase in Demand from India, China to Drive up Food Prices: Obama

(The Economic Times of India)  US President Barack Obama today highlighted the need to develop biofuels out of things that

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

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