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CTSI Announces Top 10 Defense Energy Technology Solutions

(Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization/PR Newswire)    The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) recognizes the 2011 Top 10 Defense Energy Technology Solutions. From over 220 global applicants spanning the energy

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Racing – The American Le Mans Series’ Role As Proving Ground for Developing Future Consumer Vehicle Efficiency and Sustainability Solutions

(Reuters/American Le Mans Series)  At the National Press Club, Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at 8 AM, the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron (ALMS) will provide news about its relationship with

August 18, 2011 Read Full Article

BQ-9000: A Community-Scale Perspective

by Rachel Burton (Biodiesel Magazine/Piedmont Biofuels)  …Piedmont Biofuels made a strategic decision to voluntarily implement a quality management system (QMS) at its central North Carolina production facility. With this NREL

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Streamlining a Community-Scale Solution

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …According to Greg Springer, president of Green Fuels America Inc., interest in community-scale biodiesel production is increasing all around the world. He attributes this to

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Do Community Co-Ops Matter?

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Biodiesel co-ops are doing their part in the continued growth of the industry one 5-gallon jug of waste vegetable oil (WVO)  biodiesel at a time.

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

HDS International Announces Acquisition of License for Carbon Capture and Algae-to-Biofuel Technologies

(PR Newswire/HDS International Corp.)  HDS International Corp.  today (August 17, 2011) announced that it has acquired an exclusive license relating to carbon capture, carbon sequestration and industrial algae-for-biofuels technologies from

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8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks September 26-27 Bankok, Thailand

  8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks   September 26-27   Bankok, Thailand

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks to be held in Bangkok on 26-27 September 2011 will discuss the impact, challenges, and opportunities in key sugar markets across the globe. The

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Offers B20 at Three New Locations in Bay Area

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  In an effort to bring increasingly sustainable fuels to California drivers, Redwood City-Calif.-based fuel retailer Propel Fuels is now offering B20 at three of its

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes, Fueling Job Creation

by National Biodiesel Board (Biodiesel Magazine)  …The new numbers, coming after Congress reinstated the biodiesel tax incentive this year, demonstrate the power that strong domestic energy policy can have in

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

2nd Annual Global Biofuels Summit January 25-26, 2012 Barcelona, Spain

  2nd Annual Global Biofuels Summit    January 25-26, 2012    Barcelona, Spain

Seven different perspectives about biofuels from the world’s leading companies. Our international panel of expert speakers from representing regulatory bodies, oil&gas companies, biofuel producers, automotive companies, the aviation industry, research

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Senator Warner and Vice Admiral McGinn Discuss Energy Security, Fuel Economy

(The Pew Charitable Trusts)  This week, former Navy secretary and U.S. senator John W. Warner (R-Va.) is traveling with Vice Adm. Dennis V. McGinn (Ret.), vice chairman of the CNA

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

It’s Out There

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Inbicon conducted an extensive crop study and biomass research project to show just how much biomass is available in the Midwest. “Our findings confirm

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Corn for Hydrocarbons

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Add-on technology developed for corn ethanol plants Rather than retrofitting a corn-ethanol plant to produce i-butanol, n-butanol or use other novel fermentation technologies, three

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Washington’s New Era

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …But the mischief that lawmakers are hiding behind a veil of budget concern extends far beyond the tax credit for ethanol blending.

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Nicholas Theisen Wins Biodiesel Essay Contest

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Nicholas Theisen is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship for his entry in the Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Contest. …The contest was created five years

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Chevron Seeks to Expand Caltex Network via Enhanced Retailer Program, All Systems Go for B5 Biodiesel Launch

by Paul Tan (Paul Tan’s Automotive News)  Chevron Malaysia Limited, the operator of retail brand Caltex, is seeking to expand Caltex’s footprint in Malaysia, and the company plans to draw

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Coco-Biodiesel May Solve Country’s Dependence on Oil Imports

by Jerome Carlo R. Paunan  (Philippine Information Agency)  The Aquino administration is eying the potential of the oil derived from coconuts or “coco-biodiesel” to reduce the country’s overdependence on imported

August 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Policy Planks Promote Sustainability, Fairness

(25 x ’25)  Earlier this week (July 28, 2011), a coalition of animal agriculture, commodity crop, general farm organization and conservation leaders issued a set of guiding principles and policy planks

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Workshop “Achieving 2 Million Tons of Biofuels Use in Aviation by 2020”

(European Commission)  This Workshop was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with Airbus. The purpose was to discuss with all key stakeholders a road map for accelerating the deployment

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 CAAFI General Meeting November 30-December 1, 2011 Washington, DC

  2011 CAAFI General Meeting   November 30-December 1, 2011   Washington, DC

The 2011 CAAFI General Meeting will take place at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC on November 30 and December 1, 2011. The CAAFI General Meeting is the

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Algal Genetic Research Coming to Abu Dhabi

(Algae Industry Magazine)   …Dr. Salehi-Ashtiani plans to expand the sequencing to other algae from labs to be built in Abu Dhabi. Working with researchers, he would study strains of

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Gassed out, cont.

(The Economist/Free Exchange)  LAST week I noted that volatile oil prices have played an underappreciated role in recent business cycles. Over the weekend, James Hamilton published additional analysis of oil-price changes since

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

US Corn-Belt Farmers: ‘The Country Has Turned on Us’

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  As Congress reviews 30 years of corn ethanol subsidies, the global food crisis has shone a negative light on biofuel production There were times when

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

President Visiting Three of Top Four Ethanol States

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  During his Midwest bus tour this week, President Barack Obama is visiting three of the nation’s top four ethanol producing states, accounting for more than 42 percent

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

National Algae Association Stymied in Getting Explanation of Algae Exclusion from Billion Ton Update

(National Algae Association)  National Algae Association Executive Director Barry Cohen has issued the following statement in response to the specific exclusion of algae from the Billion Ton Update issued by

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Is Disappointed in White House Plan for National Security Drop-In Biofuels Investment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As a tie-in to President Obama’s current bus tour promoting his job creation plans, the White House has issued a press release promoting

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

President Obama Announces Major Initiative to Spur Biofuels Industry and Enhance America’s Energy Security

(The White House)  USDA, Department of Energy and Navy Partner to Advance Biofuels to Fuel Military and Commercial Transportation, Displace Need for Foreign Oil, and Strengthen Rural America President Obama

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Army to Spend Billions to Save Billions (Hopefully)

by Paul McLeary (Aviation Week)  The Army says that it wants to drop about $7.1 billion over the next decade on renewable-energy technologies, in order to try and shave some zeros

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Seeking the Blending Sweet Spot

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For years, in coffee shops and grain elevators across the upper Midwest, independent thinkers have voiced their opinions on the benefits of midlevel ethanol

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment

Mark Muro, Jonathan Rothwell, Devashree Saha (The Brookings Institution)  Growth through Innovation, Environment, Cities, Competitiveness, Jobs and the Economy The “green” or “clean” or low-carbon economy—defined as the sector of the economy that produces goods and

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Karnataka’s Second Bio-Diesel Plant to Come up Near Devanahalli

by Aparajita Ray  (Daily News and Analysis)  A bio-diesel manufacturing unit with a 50-tonne daily capacity will be set up near Devanahalli in four months, Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board

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Avjet Biotech Releases Podcast on Red Wolf Refining System

(AvJet Biotech/PR.com)  Unique Refining System Creates Aviation Biofuel from Renewable Native Feedstocks Avjet Biotech, Inc., a leading developer of small distributive refining systems in the 10 million gallon per year

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Drop In, Drop Out: NABC Tosses Two Projects off the R&D Island

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Survivor, biofuels style? NABC trims its project roster to two (or maybe three), as it nixes two projects and puts two on the “maybe” watch.

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Draft Policy for Ensuring Scientific Integrity / Agency seeking public comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency August 5, 2011, is releasing its draft Scientific Integrity Policy for public comment. The draft policy reflects the Obama Administration’s commitment

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Scouting for Biofuels Crops in Indian Creek Watershed

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is looking for the best biofuels crops to grow in the northeast Illinois Indian Creek Watershed. During a recent field

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)   Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

BCAP Helps Abengoa Solve Chicken-and-Egg Feedstock Issue

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With help from the USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Abengoa is on its way to establishing a significantly sized switchgrass plantation in parts of

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Corncobs Germinate a New Career

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  When Eric Woodford began harvesting biomass 15 years ago, he realized that existing farm equipment wasn’t up to the job. So he invented something better,

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Cargill Blames Government Hoarding for Global Food Price Surge

by John Lippert (The Washington Post/Bloomberg Markets)  Cargill chief Greg Page, who runs the largest U.S. agricultural company, has a good idea whom to blame for the global surge in

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Is Craig Venter Going to Save the Planet? Or Is This More Hype from One of America’s Most Controversial Scientists?

by Susan Okie   (The Washington Post)   …Gigantic, (Craig) Venter says. “We’re thinking a facility extending over multiple square miles.” Venter and the scientists at his six-year-old company, Synthetic

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Town Hopes for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant, but Frustrations Mount

by Marc Chase (NWI.com)  What had been all excitement regarding a possible economic boon for this south Lake County town is turning into some frustration and deflated spirits, according to

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

ZeaChem Forms Strategic Partnership with Chrysler Group

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ZeaChem Inc. announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chrysler Group LLC to accelerate the commercialization of its cellulosic ethanol process and

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Biomass 2011: Replace the Whole Barrel, Supply the Whole Market Presentations Posted

(US Department of Energy)  …More than 600 speakers, moderators, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees were able to listen to discussions about the ongoing challenges and achievements in the bioenergy industry. Biomass

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Department of Energy Announces Funding for Nationwide Student-Focused Clean Energy Business Competitions Webinar August 15, 2011 3:00PM EDT

  Department of Energy Announces Funding for Nationwide Student-Focused Clean Energy Business Competitions Webinar August 15, 2011 3:00PM EDT

(US Department of Energy)  Competitions Will Encourage Entrepreneurship in Clean Energy Nationwide As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to support and empower the next generation of American clean energy

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Ethanol Groups Plan E15, Blender Pump Label Campaigns

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association announced Aug. 1 that it will provide free EPA-approved E15 labels to gasoline marketers as part of its campaign to

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Fund Biofuel from Carbon Tax Says Qantas

by Steve Creedy (The Australian)  QANTAS wants the federal government to use some of its carbon tax revenue to back sustainable aviation biofuel projects. Aviation missed out on compensation for

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

SMBTA News: Mission NewEnergy Provides Entrepreneurship for Indian Farmers and Sustainable Biofuel for Air Travel

(Yahoo!Finance)  At a time when the global economy is in need of every boost possible, Mission NewEnergy … is teaching impoverished farmers in India how to operate a small business by

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Oak Ridge Researchers Identify Key Gene; Could Streamline Biofuels Production

(The Oak Ridger)  A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center, which is led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have reportedly pinpointed the exact, single gene

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Maker KiOR Faces Questions over Funding

By Ucilia Wang  (GigaOm)  Freshly minted as a public company, biofuel producer KiOR reported Thursday that it brought in no revenues and widened its losses for the second quarter. Given that no

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Stations Come to Central Arkansas

by Wayne Cross  (KTHV) It’s clean, renewable and cheaper than the plain old gas most of us use in our cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles. Ethanol is quickly becoming an

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Stress Protection: How Blue-Green Algae Hoard Energy

(Science Daily/Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum)  Under normal conditions, cyanobacteria, also termed blue-green algae, build up energy reserves that allow them to survive under stress such as long periods of darkness. They do this

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Victorians Steer Clear of Ethanol Fuel

by  Steve Colquhoun  (The Age)   Cheaper ethanol-blended fuel is on the nose with Victorian motorists according to Dutch petroleum giant Shell, which is withdrawing its 10 per cent ethanol-infused E10

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Neste Oil Rally Finland Fueled by NExBTL 100 Green Biodiesel

by Eric Loveday  (AutoBlogGreen)  When the World Rally Championship rolled into Finland at the end of July for the 2011 Neste Oil Rally Finland, some 29 of the 124 vehicles entered

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Biofuel Firm Seeks to Convert Yellow Grease into Liquid Gold

by William D’Urso  (Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)   …Cream City Grecycling, a division of Fushion Renewables, was launched in July and it’s seeking out restaurants for their used cooking grease.

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USDA, DOE Award 10 R&D Grants for Advanced Bioenergy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA and DOE have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness

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#BioChat: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Now, we live in a digital age, and bioenergy is broadly based around the globe – but the desire to network, comment, gather, share, gossip,

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

The Future of Transportation Fuels in the U.S. September 21, 2011 Washington, DC

  The Future of Transportation Fuels in the U.S.    September 21, 2011    Washington, DC

How Do We Optimize Over the Next 25-30 Years? The objective with this conference is to bring together thought leaders from the U.S. government, fuels, biofuels, automakers and engine manufacturers’

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

FREEDOM Has the Power and Energy to Change Your Mind and the World

by Patrick Robinson (West Seattle Herald)  The documentary FREEDOM from husband and wife team of Josh and Rebecca Tickell is aptly named because in the context of the film it represents

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Don’t Blame Ethanol for Rising Corn Prices

by John Block (Miami Herald)   …Critics of renewable fuels keep claiming that the production of American ethanol threatens the food supply and raises food prices. Not true. There just

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

OPINION: Domestic Biofuels Are Economic and Energy Security

by Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and Thomas W. Ewing  (The Daily Republic)   For decades, securing our nation’s energy future has been a national priority — yet policymakers still have not reached

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Diesel Power Ready to Meet Challenge To Achieve Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Increased Fuel Efficiency in Trucks & Buses

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Diesel engines – which power more than 95 percent of America’s commercial trucks and 85 percent of

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Udall to Introduce Bill that Would Level Playing Field for Advanced Biofuels

(Senator Tom Udall) U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced his plans to introduce bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate

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Report Compares Pyrolysis Techniques

by Erin Voegele  (Biorefining Magazine)  The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands recently published a thesis on  pyrolysis research written

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Call for Speakers: 2012 Alternative Clean Transportation “ACT” Expo May 14-17, 2012 Long Beach, CA Deadline: October 15, 2011

  Call for Speakers: 2012 Alternative Clean Transportation “ACT” Expo    May 14-17, 2012    Long Beach, CA   Deadline: October 15, 2011

This year’s ACT Expo was the biggest alternative fuel and clean vehicle event of the year and the 2012 conference

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Gasoline Ethanol Blends and the Classic Auto

(Renewable Fuels Association)   The ongoing effort to alter gasoline to minimize its impact on the environment and reduce U.S. dependence

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Franken Visits Farmfest

by Janet Kubat Willette (AgriNews.com)  Expect direct payments to take a hit in the next farm bill, Sen. Al Franken told

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Garbage in, Energy out: Turning Trash into Biofuel

by David Biello (Scientific American)  Making biofuels from waste makes dollars–and sense …Turning garbage into fuel is potentially an answer to

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U.Va. Researchers Find High Energy Output From Algae-Based Fuel, But ‘No Silver Bullet’

by Zak Richards (University of Virginia)  Algae-based fuel is one of many options among the array of possible future energy

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Buffalo Chip Owner Runs His Vehicles on Ethanol

by Chuck (DomesticFuel.com)  The owner of the Buffalo Chip Campground is Rod “Woody” Woodruff, seen here at a press conference during

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Florida Energy Summit October 26-28, 2011 Orlando, FL

  Florida Energy Summit   October 26-28, 2011   Orlando, FL

The 2011 Florida Energy Summit, hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS)October 26 through 28 in Orlando, will

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Algae Production Certification Program October 22, 2011 The Woodlands, TX

  Algae Production Certification Program October 22, 2011 The Woodlands, TX

To continue the pressure to fast-track commercialization of algae, NAA is offering its highly popular Algae Production Certification Program on Saturday,

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Algae Production Certification Program October 22, 2011 The Woodlands, TX Deadline August 20

  Algae Production Certification Program    October 22, 2011    The Woodlands, TX  Deadline August 20

To continue the pressure to fast-track commercialization of algae, NAA is offering its highly popular Algae Production Certification Program on Saturday,

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Metabolism in Reverse: Making Biofuels at Full-Throttle Pace

(Rice University)  Rice University engineers reverse E. coli metabolism for speedy production of fuels, chemicals In a biotechnological tour de

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Mandate Emerges as Ethanol’s Sacred Cow

by Amy Harder (National Journal)  …By year’s end, the congressional “super committee”  charged with reducing the federal deficit likely will

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuel Could Revive Farmlands Conservation Program

by Tiffany Stecker (ClimateWire/Scientific American)  A study looks into giving farmers permission to harvest cellulosic feedstocks on land set aside for wetlands

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World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing April 29-May 2, 2012 Orlando, FL

  World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing   April 29-May 2, 2012    Orlando, FL

The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors and

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Awards More Than $175 Million for Advanced Vehicle Research and Development

(US Department of Energy)  U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $175 million over the next three to

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Green Groups: ‘Supercommittee’ Should Repeal Oil Industry Tax Breaks

by Andrew Restuccia  (The Hill/E2Wire)  A dozen environmental groups Tuesday told congressional leaders that lawmakers who support slashing oil industry

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Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels Granted Pivotal Isobutanol Paten

(Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted patent number

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U.S. DOE Releases Billion-Ton Study Follow Up Report

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Power and Thermal)  A follow-up report to the U.S. DOE’s 2005 “Biomass as Feedstock for a

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More Ethanol, Fewer Inputs, Increasing Benefits: More Corn on Fewer Acres, Less Water

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Over the past 30 years, and in particular in the past decade, ethanol production

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Approval of Certification Standards for Biofuels Brings Transparency and Supports Planning by Sugar-Energy Industry

(UNICA)  The European Commission’s approval of certification schemes for biofuels, announced on July 19th, is an important step to add

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A&M Study Finds RFS Not Lowering Cattle Profits

(Southeast Farm Press/National Corn Growers Association)  The study, which utilized Texas A&M University’s Agricultural & Food Policy Center’s premier farm-level

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Doerr Gives U.S. a ‘C’ for Alternative-Energy

by Ari Levy (Bloomberg)  John Doerr, head of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’s alternative-energy practice, said he would give the

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Program Gives Teens a Jump on Science

by Justin B. Phillips (Contra Costa Times)  Deep within the Joint BioEnergy Institute, eight researchers are hard at work trying

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Modeling Plant Metabolism to Optimize Oil Production

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Computational studies aim to increase use of plant oils as renewable resource Scientists at the U.S. Department

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NIST Finds that Ethanol-Loving Bacteria Accelerate Cracking of Pipeline Steels

(EurekAlert!)  U.S. production of ethanol for fuel has been rising quickly, topping 13 billion gallons in 2010. With the usual

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Coal and Ethanol Are Not Alternative Energy Policy

by Andrew Smolski (OilPrice.com)  …(E)nergy policy is as defunct as ever and on most fronts the US is lagging far

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3 Things You Need to Know about Biofuels

by Maggie Koerth-Baker (BoingBoing)  …In a nutshell, that’s why liquid fuel is so valuable. So far, it’s the clear winner

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Breakthrough In Saudi Arabia’s Policy Toward Ethanol Byproducts Announced

(AgriMarketing)  …Culminating years of U.S. Grains Council efforts, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has added corn gluten feed (CGF) and

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OriginOil Develops Real-Time Control Network for Large Scale Algae Harvesting

(OriginOil)  Sensor array will manage hundreds of interactions critical to large production operations. OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technologyto

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Company Plans to Turn Old Beverages into Ethanol

(Waste and Recycling News)  Detroit-based DART said its new location will turn alcohol and sugar-based beverages such as old beer,

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Bharat Petroleum, SG Biofuels Ink Deal for Massive Jatropha 2.0 Deployment in India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In India, SG Biofuels and Bharat Renewable Energy, a unit of India’s second largest oil

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European Biodiesel Board Slams EU Thinking on Biofuel Land Use Impacts

(Argus Media)  Europe’s biodiesel producers have commissioned an independent review of a policy document on biodiesel’s indirect effects on land

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New Technology Revives Biofuels

(Alpha Galileo)   Started three years ago, EQUIMOTOR PLUS, an R&D project financed through the EUREKA initiative, benefited from the brains

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Have We Seen the End of Jatropha as a Potential Biofuel?

by Brian Westenhaus (OilPrice.com)  According to Promode Kant from the Institute of Green Economy in India and Shuirong Wu of

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Cantwell Applauds Launch of Jet Biofuels Program that Will Support Green Jobs Statewide

(AirportBusiness.com) Today (August 9, 2011)  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) toured the cutting-edge laboratories at Targeted Growth in Seattle and

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Russia: Waste to Energy Investments Sought by Russian Fund

(Recycling Portal)  A Russian investment fund, Republic of Tatarstan and Wermuth Asset Management plan, is to set up a 200

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Answers to Your Biofuels, Biopower and Biomaterials Questions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At the Biomass 2011 conference in Washington, a lively debate session provided a bumper crop

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Seeking Common Ground

by Julia Olmstead (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Traveling together to Brazil, Americans representing a range of perspectives on ethanol and environmentalism

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Jamaica Ethanol Shuts Down Plant, Cuts 31 Jobs

by Julian Richardson  (Jamaica Observer)  Jamaica Ethanol Processing has shut down its ethanol plant and terminated 31 jobs after 26

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Phase Shift: 12 Hot Gas-Based Biofuels Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But a new generation of technologies is coming along fast, primarily in advanced biofuels, which

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Aviation Calls For Government Backing To Boost Biofuels

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  The U.S. aviation industry is pressing Congress to extend funding for goverment programs providing support

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Metabolic Network Reconstruction of Chlamydomonas Offers Insight into Light-Driven Algal Metabolism

by Roger L Chang, Lila Ghamsari, Ani Manichaikul, Erik F Y Hom, Santhanam Balaji, Weiqi Fu, Yun Shen, Tong Hao,

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Ethanol Across America Releases White Paper Laying Out Path Forward for Cellulosic Ethanol

(BusinessWire/Ethanol Across America)  Paper Makes Case for Commercial Readiness of the Fuel Ethanol Across America, a grassroots education campaign of

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Ethanol Reaches out to Straw Poll Media

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)   Ethanol supporters, on the defensive since the last Iowa caucus cycle, have decided to

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Technique Measures Ethanol Isotopes from Vehicle, Plant Emissions

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Miami Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science recently

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Startup Is Using Seaweed To Drive India’s Biofuel Thrust

by Hari Pulakkat    (Hispanic Business/The Economic Times India )   …Macroalgae is a technical term for seaweed. It seemed an

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Algal Scientific Seeks Funds for Fertilizer-Eating Algae Project

by Ben Edwards  (Bloomberg)  …The Plymouth, Michigan-based company is raising $500,000 to complete demonstration plants and will seek the remaining

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Buys, Plans to Reopen NextDiesel Plant

by John Mulcahy  (Daily Telegram/LenConnect) A New York-based company has bought the closed NextDiesel plant in Adrian and plans to

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China Clarifies Consumption Tax Exemption for Biodiesel Production

(China Briefing)  Following its announcement in December last year that pure biodiesel made from waste plant and animal oil is exempt

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Biofuels’ Potential to Transform the Global Economy

by John C.K. Daly (Oilprice.com)  After years of existing largely as an environmentalist’s fantasy, commercial production of biofuels for the

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China to Finance Biofuel Projects in Malaysia; but see: Lestari: No Intention to Solicit Funds from the Public

by Liz Lee (The Star)  Lestari, Arter Group to build 616 plants Lestari Pasifik Bhd, in an unprecedented joint venture

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Is New Zealand’s New Government Killing Biofuels?

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  Months are passing but New Zealand ’s new government still won’t say whether or

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Fuels MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge Winners: Aston Martin, Corvette Racing Claim Mid-Ohio Honors

(American Le Mans Series)  The Muscle Milk Aston Martin took a big step toward a guaranteed entry at the 2012

August 7, 2011 Read Full Article

The Racer’s Edge: More Ethanol! Muscle Milk Aston Martin American Le Mans Team Goes from E10 to E85 and Wins

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In car racing these days, sanctioning organizations set rules to try to equalize

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2011 Green Racing Takes More Steps Forward Than Back

by Joanne Ivancic and Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Funding is tight in 2011, so efficiency and cost-consciousness are

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Mid-Ohio: Guy`s Second Pole for 2011

(Dyson Racing)  At the last American Le Mans Series race at Mosport two weeks ago, Guy Smith commented that he

August 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to start on the Monterey Peninsula

(Porsche)  Porsche Motorsport of Stuttgart, Germany, today (August 5, 2011) announced that its ground-breaking Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Version

August 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Dario Franchitti Looks Forward to Using “Street Fuel” and Developing Engines with IndyCar

By Joanne Ivancic and Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The buzz at this weekend’s motorsport races at the Mid-Ohio

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SynTerra Energy Eyes Ohio for New Biorefinery

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  After nearly five years of research and development, the work of Pacific Renewable Fuels and

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Could Be Risk in U.S. Pipelines

(UPI.com)  Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology warn that ethanol, and especially the bacteria sometimes found in

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Guest Viewpoint: Why We Need to Produce and Use Ethanol

by Keith R. Mussman (The Daily Journal/Kankakee County Farm Bureau)  …Argonne National Laboratory has shown that corn ethanol delivers a

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Ethanol Transport Raising Concerns: Ballot Vote Focuses on Rail Shipments

by John Laidler (Boston.com)  A plan by Global Partners to begin shipping ethanol by rail to its Revere terminal is

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Newport Issues RFQ for Algal Fuels Demo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Rhode Island, the City of Newport is soliciting a Statement of Qualifications (QBS) for

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Sen. Franken Fights for Future of Minnesota Farmers

by Senator Al Franken (D-MN)  (HometownSource.com)  …Cellulosic ethanol is happening.  The first commercial-scale cellulosic plant is being built this year

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Who’s on the List? The U.S. EPA Pegs a Handful of Cellulosic Producers to Contribute to Next Year’s RFS Goal

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In June, the U.S EPA issued its proposal to reduce the coming year’s cellulosic

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Five Good Reasons to Use E85

(American Lung Association in Minnesota/LiveGreenTwinCities.com)  Have you tried E85? E85 is an ethanol fuel blend made of up to 85

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Propel Expands Waste Veggie Oil B20 Biodiesel in California

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Propel Fuels is adding B20 to locations in Berkeley and two locations in

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Faces of Energy: Andrew Butcher and GTECH

by Lindsay Derba (PopCityMedia)  Andrew Butcher, 30, co-founded GTECH, one of Pittsburgh’s premier green economy initiatives, along with his partner, Chris

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant’s Opening in Southern Indian River Delayed until Summer 2012

by Henry A. Stephens (TCPalm.com)  The opening of the nation’s first waste-derived bio-ethanol plant is running a few months behind

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Gevo, Amyris, KiOR – as the Khosla Kids Mature, Scale, Differentiate, Who’s on Top?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On the road from Pilot to Player, three Khosla companies have gone far and fast

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

EurObserv’ER Biofuels Barometer Available: The Growth in Biofuel Consumption Slowed Down in 2010

(EurObserv’ER) …The EurObserv’ER Barometer regularly publishes indicators reflecting the current dynamics in renewable energies (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass, biogas, biofuels) worldwide

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Rosetta Green Joins Project to Develop Algal Proteins and Chemicals

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Kim Chapman reports that Rosetta Green, of Rehovot, Israel, will take part in an EU-funded consortium, led

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Canada’s SDTC Funds Four Biodiesel, Biorefining Projects

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund invested $53 million in 17 new clean

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Unlocking Tallow Tree’s Potential as a Biodiesel Feedstock

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Algae may be garnering the most attention as a viable third-generation feedstock for biodiesel production.

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Agrisoma Eyes North American Feedstock Opportunity

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  Agrisoma may be the least known 10-year-old renewable energy company, as Steven Fabijanski told Biodiesel Magazine,

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Algal Biomass Organization Member Spotlight: Aquatic Energy

David Johnston is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aquatic Energy. ABO: Aquatic Energy is the only ABO members

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Big Green Bus Rolls on French-Fry Fumes to Teach Sustainability

by Marianne Brown (Dallas Morning News)  …Thirteen students from Dartmouth College rolled into Dallas on Monday in their environmental classroom on

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Illinois Biomass Working Group Formed

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The state of Illinois has formed the Illinois Biomass Working Group (IBWG) to study near-term uses for

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Dems Face Uphill Battle on Oil Tax Breaks

by Andrew Restuccia and Ben Geman (The Hill/E2Wire)   …Some Democrats are acknowledging that their push to strip billions of dollars

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Reid: Clean Energy on Democrats’ Agenda after Recess

by Andrew Restuccia   (The Hill/E2Wire)    Clean energy will be part of a broader jobs agenda that Senate Democrats will

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Malaysia Plans Green Palm Oil Certification Scheme- Paper

by Niluksi Koswanage   (Reuters Africa)  Malaysia, the word’s No.2 palm oil producer, will come up with a certification scheme to

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel to Power New Hawaiian Electric Emergency Plant

(Pacific Business News)  Pacific Biodiesel, Inc., will supply at least 250,000 gallons of locally-produced biodiesel to Hawaiian Electric Co’s new 8-megawatt

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Fostering the Next Generation of Biofuels Innovators

by Mary Rosenthal (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s biofuels industry, most of the growth has centered on jobs for

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Financing as Innovative as Clean Energy Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Financing of clean energy got you down?   The Green Bank clears a key Senate hurdle,

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Oil in China

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  ecently, Australia’s largest ethanol producer, Manildra, diversified its biofuel portfolio by entering into algae

August 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Sud-Chemie Breaks Ground on German Wheat Straw-to-Ethanol Plant

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  German-based international specialty chemicals company Süd-Chemie AG held a groundbreaking July 26 for a

August 2, 2011 Read Full Article

The Solid Science behind E15

by Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) (The Hill)  …And yet, in his op-ed published July 26 in The Hill, Rep.

August 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Imported Oil Driving U.S. Trade Imbalance

(Hoosier Ag Today/NAFB News Service)  As Congress debates how much money the federal government can borrow, America continues to take

August 2, 2011 Read Full Article

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