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Department of Energy Releases Inaugural Quadrennial Technology Review Report

(Department of Energy)  Report Provides a Roadmap for Advancing Key Energy Technologies and Outlines a Clear Vision of the Department’s Goals for Energy Innovation The Energy Department today released it’s

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Logum Logistica Wins $924 Million Loan for Ethanol Pipeline

(Bloomberg)  Logum Logistica SA, a joint venture backed by Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4), won a 1.7 billion real ($924 million) loan from development bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social

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Department of Energy Awards $156 Million for Groundbreaking Energy Research Projects

(Department of Energy/ARPA-E)  ARPA-E Projects in 25 States Will Accelerate Innovation in Clean Energy Technologies, Increase America’s Competitiveness and Create Jobs Arun Majumdar, Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced

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UT Center for Renewable Carbon Named as Lead Institution for $15 Million USDA Grant

(University of Tennessee)  Center to coordinate woody biomass production and utilization studies The Center for Renewable Carbon, a program of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been named

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Joint BioEnergy Institute Scientists Identify New Microbe-Produced Advanced Biofuel as an Alternative to Diesel Fuel

by Lynn Yarris  (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Researchers with the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified a potential new advanced biofuel that could replace today’s standard

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Government of Canada Invests in Feasibility Study for Bio-based Jet Fuel

(MarketWire)  Oilseed producers can look forward to tapping into a new emerging industry with a study that will assess the feasibility of producing renewable bio-based jet fuel. Saskatoon – Humboldt

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DOE Finalizes $132 Million Loan Guarantee to Support the Abengoa Bioenergy Project

(US Department of Energy)  Groundbreaking Cellulosic Ethanol Project Expected to Fund Over 300 Jobs and Build Nation’s Capacity for Cellulosic Ethanol Production U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that

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Gevo Awarded Contract to Supply Jet Fuel to U.S. Air Force

(BusinessWire/Yahoo!Finance)  Air Force Purchase is for Jet Engine Testing and Feasibility Flight Demonstration Gevo, Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, received a $5 million grant from the

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Gevo, the Panicked Investor, and the Aviation Fuels Opportunity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  30 billion gallons of aviation fuels demand, and Gevo’s got a technology to produce it, using retrofitted ethanol plants, and a path to fueling planes

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Commodity Traitors: Financial Speculation on Commodities Fuels Global Insecurity

by Eric Michael Johnson  (Scientific American)   …But new financial instruments have now been introduced that have taken food inequality to levels unheard of in the eighteenth century. As it turns

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Molasses Can Help Philippines’ Ethanol Producers Cut Costs, Fight Imports

(Platts)   The use of molasses instead of sugar cane as feedstock for ethanol production could offer hope to ethanol producers in the Philippines as they struggle to cut production

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Grass to Fuel: Study Aims to Grow Energy Crops on Marginal Lands

by Phil Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Researchers at Iowa State University have won a $25 million federal grant to figure out ways to make it economical for farmers in the

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Corn Marketing Council Grants to Help Pay to Install Flex Fuel Pumps

by Megan Banta (Evansville Courier & Press)  Hoosiers will soon see new flex fuel pumps at a handful of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations funded by a grant program

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Greenergy Digs Deeper into Waste to Make Biodiesel

by Nigel Hunt and Ikuko Kurahone (Reuters)   Major British independent oil firm Greenergy sees its future as an exploration company, but one that hunts for fuel in piles of stale pork

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European Association Formed to Promote and Standardize Waste to Renewable Biodiesel Production

(Zlokower Consulting)     Four major European waste to biodiesel producers, each representing a different country, have announced the formation of The European Waste to Renewable Biodiesel Association (WtoRB). The founding

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The Traditional Engine Is Alive and Thriving and Will Continue to Dominate the Automotive Market in the Next Decades

(Delphi)  The IAA International Motor Show from Sept. 13-25 will feature the theme “The Future Comes Standard” and in conjunction with the event, Delphi Automotive is releasing a position paper

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Lignin Biojet Project Wins DARPA Funding

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  A researcher at Washington State University has been selected to receive a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award to support the development

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Search for Sugars

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Breaking down the cellulose in wood isn’t easy. But—as two Canadian students and their science teacher discovered—bark is a different story. James Ross and

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

A Better FFV?

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Single nozzle, dual fuel injection could work in heavy-duty trucks, too What if there were a flex-fuel engine on the market that was

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Life After VEETC

by Ron V. Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …And, we need to make their customers comfortable buying new blends of fuel such as E15, E85 or other midlevel

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Comprehensive Miscanthus Commercialization Model Needed

by David R. Robbins and Stephen S. Tam  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Earth Sense Energy USA Inc.)    Miscanthus x Giganteus (MxG) has great potential to become the energy crop of choice

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Ethanol: One Market for a Growing Corn Supply

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …According to the USDA, corn farmers produced an average yield of 152.8 bushels of corn per acre in 2010, up 30 percent from the

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EcoEngineers Warns Against RINs Fraud and Proposes Best Management Practices

(EcoEngineers)  The EPA is out to prosecute cases of RIN fraud. They have launched a national initiative to investigate irregularities in RIN generation, separation or transfers. Of particular interest are

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Arab Bioenergy November 29-30, 2011 Amman, Jordan

  Arab Bioenergy     November 29-30, 2011   Amman, Jordan

With a view to moving forward renewable energy action plans and developing the prospects of the region’s biofuels industry, the Arab Renewable Energy Commission is proud to announce the Arab

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Aeromexico Plane to Use Biofuel on Costa Rica Flight

(Fox News Latino)  Aeromexico, Mexico’s largest airline, will begin offering service Tuesday from Mexico City to San Jose, Costa Rica, using planes that burn a 25 percent biofuel mixture, the ASA airport

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Algae Farming Boosted for Biofuel Production

(FIS.com)  BAL Chile SA is dedicated to farming algae on the island of Chiloé, and in a second stage, plans to produce biofuels for industrial use. This was announced by

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Madagascar: Don’t Revoke Jatropha Licence, Tana Leaders Plead

by Henry Wanyama  (AllAfrica.com)  Tana River councillors have asked the National Environmental Management Authority not to revoke a biofuel project licence in the area. Led by Tana River County Council

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Extreme Biodiesel Announces Nationwide Waste Virgin Oil Collection Contract for Production of High Grade Bio-Diesel Fuel

(MarketWatch)  Book Merge Technology, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Extreme Bio-diesel, has been selected by a New York warehousing company to be its exclusive vendor to acquire all expired virgin

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The (Next) Next-Gen Cellulosic Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Discussions about the 2016-2019 cellulosic biofuels fleet of manufacturing sites – what they will look like, and how they will change – are less common.

September 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The Subsidy Debate: Oil vs. Ethanol

by Kate Bechen and Porter J. Martin (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …But what often is missing in criticisms of ethanol is an acknowledgement that the oil industry significantly benefits from a

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Wood Climbs from Supporting Role to Center Stage

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   ….But as it turns out, trees guard their precious C5 and C6 sugars, those necessary to produce cellulosic ethanol and biochemicals, with a

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Alberta-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill Transitions to Biorefining

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Beginning as far back as 1998, mills like Alberta-Pacific began experiencing tighter profit margins, some down to three percent, while mills in places like India

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Blue Horizon Expanding into Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel Markets

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Red Deer, Alberta, Canada-based Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Horizon Industries Inc., has entered into an exclusive license agreement with two

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Imperium Renewables Helping Bring Biojet fuel to the Northwest

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Seattle, Wash.-based biodiesel producer Imperium Renewables and the U.S. DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have reported positive results in a joint development for the production

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

RFA Urges Super Committee to Look at Oil Subsidies

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  In a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the so-called “super committee” assigned to find ways to cut the deficit,

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Major Investments to Spur Innovation and Job Creation in Research, Development and Production of Next Generation Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

ZeaChem and Partners Awarded $40 million USDA Grant

(ZeaChem)  ZeaChem Will Produce “Drop-In” Advanced Biofuels at Boardman, Oregon Biorefinery ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable feedstocks into sustainable fuels and chemicals, today (September

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil-US Ethanol Tariff Discussions Pick Up as Expiration Nears

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the U.S ethanol industry confronts the reality that the 45-cent-per-gallon Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit and 54-cent ethanol import tariff will end on

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Racing Marks Its 25th Competition

by Lee Slezak (US Department of Energy)  The Green Racing program, a motorsports competition geared toward raising awareness of fuel efficiency, alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, recently hit a

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Tax Incentive Creates Jobs

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The biodiesel tax incentive is helping to create jobs across the country, according to testimony submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee today by the National

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Third Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 27-29, 2012 National Harbor, MD

  Third Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit      February 27-29, 2012    National Harbor, MD

The event is designed to bring together key players from across the energy ecosystem – researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials – to share ideas for developing and

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Technologies and Fuels of the Future – A Panel Discussion

by Vidya Ramanathan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “Artificial leaf, Nanowires and Biomass – Are these the fuels and technologies of the future?  Emerging from the BP Gulf Oil spill, and witnessing

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

National Algae Association Denounces Recent DOE Claims

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) Executive Director Barry Cohen has further commented on algae’s exclusion from the DOE’s Billion Ton Update because of a lack of data. According

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Report Says Vehicle Fuel Should Be the Priority, Not Electricity

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  Research on solar and wind power is all well and good, but a self-assessment by the Department of Energy has found that in

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Payments to Producers in 41 States to Expand the Production and Availability of Advanced Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (September 27, 2011) announced that USDA will make payments to more than 160 energy producers in 41 states to support and

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Milligan to Quintuple Production with Expansion

by Bruce Johnstone (Leader-Post/Star Phoenix)    Milligan Bio-Tech Inc. is proceeding with an $8-million expansion of its biodiesel plant in Foam Lake, which will increase production five-fold — making Milligan

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Technologies LLC Predicted to Produce Ethanol – 8,000 Gallons Daily – by End of Year

by Annette Manwell (Holland Sentinel)  Renewable Energy Technologies LLC had hoped to produce ethanol in Holland by now, but building issues sent the company back to the market to find

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

The Future of Biorefining Policy

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …While some in the industry doubt that a Congress so focused on debt reduction will extend VEETC and the biodiesel tax credit, Greg Jenner, a

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Report on Life-Cycle Analysis of Algal Lipid Fuels

Edward D. Frank, Jeongwoo Han, Ignasi Palou-Rivera, Amgad Elgowainy, and Michael Q. Wang  (Argonne National Laboratory)   A life-cycle analysis (LCA) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use was performed to study

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Renmatix Reveals Supercritical Hydrolysis as Lowest-Cost Pathway to Cellulosic Sugar

(PR Newswire/Renmatix)  Kleiner Perkins’ John Doerr, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, and Amyris CEO John Melo laud company’s novel use of super critical water Renmatix, the leading producer of cellulosic sugars,

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

PHL May Produce Sweet Sorghum Bioethanol by 2013

(GMA News)  By 2013, the country may start producing the first sweet sorghum-based bioethanol, the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) said Monday. According to the bureau, the Philippine National Oil

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  A Georgia company says it has overcome a major roadblock in turning agricultural waste into vehicle fuel and other useful chemicals by experimenting

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Breaking Oil’s Monopoly on Transportation

by Geoffrey Styles  (Energy Outlook)   I’ve been thinking about an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times written by a former National Security Advisor and a former CIA chief. …The op-ed

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Spanish Bank of Algae Inaugurated

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Minister for Science and Innovation of the Spanish Central Government, Cristina Garmendia, along with Paulino Rivero, President of the Canarian Government and José Regidor, Rector of

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Still Needed: More Ethanol Fuel Pumps

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  But it’s unclear where money will come from to install them around U.S. …(Dave) Hicks, who’s getting a $28,000 federal grant and additional money

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Awards Flex Fuel Grant in Geneseo

by Lisa Depies (Geneseo Republic)  Judith Canales, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Service Administrator, visited Geneseo on Sept. 15 to highlight one of the agency’s first funded

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

House Bill Would Lower Mandate to Use Ethanol

by Charles Abbott (Reuters)  Legislation was being drafted in the U.S. House that would reduce the federal mandate to use fuel ethanol when corn supplies are tight. …According to consulting

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

EPA Mandate Waivers Create New Uncertainties in Biodiesel Markets

by Seth Meyer and Wyatt Thompson  (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)   …Biofuel mandates are directly relevant for biofuel producers, and indirectly important to feedstock markets. Biofuel refiners sell outputs that serve

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

The Third Way: Advanced Biofuels as a Systems of Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But underneath all the excitement, one feels just a little bit of desperation – oh, perhaps not just from these companies but their competitors. Everyone

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Some Clean-Energy Firms Found U.S. Loan-Guarantee Program a Bad Bet

by Steven Mufson and Carol D. Leonnig    (The Washington Post)  …The Obama administration’s vaunted initiative to catalyze the U.S. clean-energy industry — under attack for betting half a billion dollars on

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

World Bank: Ditch Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Address Climate Change

by John Vidal  (The Guardian)  Leaked World Bank documents propose that rich countries should eliminate the $50bn a year they give

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Project Costs Are Most Vulnerable During Early Stages

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The project life cycle for second- and third-generation biofuels and biobased chemical facilities has changed

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Continued Progress in Advanced Biofuels Relies on the RFS

by Jim Greenwood   (Biotechnology Industry Organization/The Hill’s Congress Blog)  There is widespread agreement among experts, policy makers and the

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Texas Farm Starts Growing Energy Cane for BP Cellulosic Project

by Carol Skewes  (The Vindicator) A farm in Liberty County, Texas, has started growing energy grasses as part of a

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Stillwater Gas Station 1st in Metro to Offer Flex Fuel Blend

(KSTP.com)  A Stillwater gas station has opened the first “blender pump” in the Twin Cities. Yocum’s Holiday at 2500 Orleans

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

North Dakota Grant to Coax Motorists to Use More Ethanol

(Chron.com)  A state Commerce Department official says many North Dakotans who drive so-called “flex-fuel” vehicles don’t even know it. They’re among the people

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

More than Just an Incentive

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)   Illinois, B11 and Vehicle Warranties …Specifically, the state employs a sales tax exemption for

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Reaction and Separation Technology

by Christina Borgese and Marc Privitera  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel reaction and separation methods range from the time-honored large batch tanks

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Building Out for Bioheat

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The market for biodiesel-blended heating oil is growing swiftly as oilheat dealers look for ways

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Streamlining Downstream Delivery

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Selling direct can improve a small-scale producer’s bottom line …Aside from producing biodiesel, however, producers

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

The Complexities of Biofuels Logistics

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Professor Jae-Dong Hong of South Carolina State University and his team are getting closer to

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

UK Biodiesel Producer Looking to Expand Capacity

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  When the founders of Organic Drive, a U.K.-based biodiesel producer, decided to leave their industrial

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Linnaeus Lands Funding for Oilseed Crop Development

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)   Vancouver-based Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc. has been awarded $1.2 million from Sustainable Development Technology

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

2 Alternative Biodiesel Processes Unveiled at Biorefining Show

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)  The International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show in Houston wasn’t exclusively about biobased chemicals and

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Filta Expands Waste Oil Collection Network

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  A growing number of restaurants and other industrial facilities that use cooking oil will be

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

25 x ’25 Releases Green Jobs Report

(25 x ’25)  The  25 x ’25 Alliance released a report from the University of Tennessee’s Bio-Based Energy Analysis Group

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE Grants Final Approval on POET Cellulosic Ethanol Loan Guarantee

(POET)  POET closes on loan to keep construction on pace for 2013 plant start-up POET today (September 23, 2011)  received

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

The Food Crises: A Quantitative Model of Food Prices Including Speculators and Ethanol Conversion

by Marco Lagi, Yavni Bar-Yam, Karla Z. Bertrand, Yaneer Bar-Yam  (Cornell University)   Recent increases in basic food prices are severely impacting vulnerable

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Food, Biofuels and the Environment October 5, 2011 Asheville, NC

  Food, Biofuels and the Environment    October 5, 2011     Asheville, NC

David Pimentel, author of “Food, Energy and Society,” will speak Oct. 5 at Warren Wilson College as part of the

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Singapore Airlines Looks to Biofuels as It Becomes Latest Airline to Join Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group

(GreenAirOnline)  Singapore Airlines has become the latest member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) that was set up

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

COFCO Accelerating Construction of Cellulosic Ethanol Producion Line

(SBWire)   COFCO’s first phase of the cellulosic ethanol production line will lay a foundation in Zhaodong, in December 2011.

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Government Gives Hope for Ensus Plant

by Rob Merrick (The Northern Echo)  Production at one of Europe’s largest biofuel plants will soon be “up and running

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Fulcrum Bioenergy’s $115M IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first zero-cost feedstock biofuels company comes to the public markets with its IPO. …Fulcrum

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Military Spearheads Clean-Energy Drive

by Juliet Eilperin   (The Washington Post)   …As the nation’s single biggest energy consumer, the Pentagon has many reasons to

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

SDTC Cleantech Challenge 2011: Student Competition to Win the Ultimate Cleantech Experience DEADLINE: October 15, 2011

Canadian post-secondary students are FULL of great ideas! Starting today, they can share their original cleantech ideas by entering the

September 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Geithner Slams China’s Intellectual Property Policies

(Fox News/Reuters)  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Thursday that China is holding to its decades-old strategy to steal American intellectual property,

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Groups Challenge 15% Ethanol Rules and Label

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Groups representing small engine, automakers and marine manufacturers announced a formal legal challenge to regulations and labeling

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

From Feedstocks to Finance: Upscaling Sustainable Biofuels

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe News)  Deployment of innovative biofuels technologies, possible, but requires strong political commitment, say European biofuels stakeholders. The annual

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Discusses Energy Policy “Then and Now” on Platts TV

(Platts TV)  Watch streaming video online for a candid conversation with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. From the Carter Center

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Salk Institute Researchers Have Built Artificially Enhanced Bacteria Capable of Producing New Kinds of Synthetic Chemicals

(Salk Institute)  Bionic bacteria may help fight disease and global warming A strain of genetically enhanced bacteria developed by researchers

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Logs a Million NASCAR Miles

(Western Farm Press/National Corn Growers Association)    …”Jobs, less air pollution and reduced dependence on oil imports are all good

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Forum das Americas: At Harvard University, Mario Garnero Highlights Brazil´s Competence in Biofuels

(Energy News Reports)  Mario Garnero, Chairman of Brasilinvest, Brazil’s pioneer merchant bank, stated yesterday during a conference at Harvard University´s Faculty Club

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Fraunhofer Opens Center for Systems Biotechnology in Chile

(EurekAlert!)  The Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology is the first research center to be launched by the Fraunhofer Chile Research

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Scale-Up Equipment Speeds Time-to-Commercialization for Researchers and Biomass Producers

(PR NewsWire/BioVantage Resources, Inc.)  Biomass Production Made Easy, From Milligrams to Kilograms to Commercial Scale BioVantage Resources, Inc. has announced

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Lighter Vehicles are One Way to Reduce Fuel Consumption

by Mike Omotoso (J.D. Powers and Associates)   Automakers at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show agree that future cars and light

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

The End of Commodity Crops?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Earlier this week in California, Constellation Energy and Chromatin announced a memorandum of understanding to

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

FuelChoiceNow’s FFV Statement and Focus on Methanol for Cars Needs Correction Says Advanced Biofuels USA

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Correction posted 9/22/11.    The nonprofit educational organization, Advanced Biofuels USA, advocates for the

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

President Obama’s Green Losing Streak

by Darren Samuelsohn  (Politico)   With Solyndra’s collapse, the GOP is promising to make green jobs politically toxic. …Obama arrived

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

SAFER Makes Information about Farm Bill Energy Program Proposed Cuts

(Southeast Agriculture and Forestry Energy Resources Alliance)  As you know, Congress is in the midst of negotiations regarding FY2012 appropriations

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Bio-Based Chemicals Summit March 13-14, 2012 Rotterdam, Netherlands

  Bio-Based Chemicals Summit     March 13-14, 2012    Rotterdam, Netherlands

A growing number of bio-based chemicals are already in commercial production with several additional products expected to reach commercialisation in

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Nigeria: Varsity Develops Equipment for Producing Biodiesel

(AllAfrica.com)  The University of Benin through its National Centre for Energy and Environment (NCEE) has developed an equipment for the production

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Starts Up Europe’s Largest Renewable Diesel Plant in Rotterdam

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil has successfully started up Europe’s largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Production of

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Biofuel Forum Set

(Central Valley Business Times)  The future possibilities of a larger biofuel industry in California and how that could offer opportunities

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Novozymes Invests in CleanStar Mozambique for Food, Fuel Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes announced its investment in CleanStar Mozambique at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. CleanStar

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Elevance’s $100M IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Like to quickly understand the surge in renewable chemicals and one of the hottest companies in

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Yeast Research Shows Promise

by (Western Farm Press/US Department of Agriculture)  Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

ecoLogicStudio Designed an Ecocity in Sweden that Revolves around the Algae Industry

by Lucy Bullivant (domus)   …Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, the architects and co-founders of London-based ecoLogicStudio, feel that ‘using and

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Global Spending on Biofuels in 2011 Will Total $46.63bn Says visiongain Report

(PRLog/visiongain)   During 2010-2011, the biofuels market gained increased interest as the price of oil increased rapidly. Many developed countries,

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Earth Technologies Awarded Two New API Motor Oil Certifications on Proprietary Formulations

(Green Earth Technologies/PR NewsWire)  Reformulated 5W-20 and 5W-30 Ultimate Biodegradable Bio-based Motor Oils receive API certifications Green Earth Technologies, Inc.

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

INKUD, Lestari Pasifik to Build 616 Bio-Ethanol Plants

(Jakarta Post)   PT INKUD Exchange signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with Malaysian biotechnology firm Lestari Pasifik

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

OriginOil to Collaborate with DOE on Algae Feedstock Standard

(Algae Industry Magazine)  OriginOil, Inc. has announced it will begin to work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Pew Charitable Trusts Releases Report on Department of Defense Renewable and Alternative Energy Programs

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Today Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, joined by  John Warner, former five-term

September 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Turkey Demands Domestic Additives for Biofuels From 2013

by Ercan Ersoy  (Bloomberg)  Turkey’s energy regulator will require domestically-produced additives for biofuels from 2013, in a decision aimed at lowering

September 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Market Access Will Save US from $4 Gasoline, Says FuelChoiceNow

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a coalition called FuelChoiceNow has opened for business one worth taking a very, very

September 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Conversion Pathways for Bioenergy: Cellulosic Bioproducts–Virent is Replacing the Crude Oil

Andrew Held (Virent)  Andrew Held, Director of Virent Feedstock Development, explained that Virent creates gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and chemicals

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Moving Algae Biofuels from “Potential” to “Practice”: Commercial Application of Microalgae

by Greg Schwartz  (Kent BioEnergy Corporation) Greg Schwartz, Ph.D., Director of Systems Engineering, explained that Kent BioEnergy (KBE) is active

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Conversion Pathways for Bioenergy: Upgrading of Intermediates: Hybrid Routes to Fuels and Chemicals

Laurel Harmon (LanzaTech Inc.) LanzaTech, Inc., was founded in January 2005 by CSO Dr. Sean Simpson in New Zealand. Funds

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Solyndra Flop Fails to Slow Obama Team’s $9.2 Billion Push for Wind, Solar

by Jim Efstathiou Jr. (Bloomberg)  The Obama administration, defying congressional Republicans after the failure of solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC, is

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Biodiesel Plants Back from the Brink

by David Shaffer  (Los Angeles Times)   Across the nation, biodiesel plants have been restarting or ramping up production, spurred by

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Global Energy Use to Jump 53%

(CNN Money)  Global energy use is expected to jump 53% by 2035, largely driven by strong demand from places like

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Uttarakhand to Replicate Kiwi Biofuel Experiment

by Shishir Prashant (Business Standard)  Ruchi Soya, an oilseed company, with a Rs 13,000-crore turnover, wants to replicate the experiment done

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Biofuel Producer Increasing Production

(ABC News)  Pilbara biofuel producer ASHOIL says it is looking to double its production by next year. The subsidiary of

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Italy Should Link Up With Latin America On Biofuels -Official

by Liam Moloney   (Dow Jones NewsWires/Fox Business News)  Italian companies should invest in Latin American biofuels as the continent is at

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

‘Salty Dogs’ Prowler Undertakes Its First Biofuel Flight

by Dave Allport (Key.Aero/military)  A US Navy EA-6B Prowler has made the type’s first flight on a biofuel blend at

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

CSX, Kinder Morgan Team up for Ethanol Hub at Port of Tampa

(Tampa Bay Business Journal)  Kinder Morgan Energy Partners , CSX Corp. and the Tampa Port Authority finalized an agreement to bring ethanol

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Mascoma’s IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrigued by cellulosic ethanol and a new product called MGT, in Mascoma’s IPO? …Mascoma Corporation

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Fast Food Chains Place Order for No New Ethanol Subsidies

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Anti-ethanol interests have launched their latest campaign focused on ensuring the demise of ethanol

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Congress Needs Courage to End Oil, Gas Subsidies

by Ryan Alexander (Taxpayers for Common Sense/Seacoastonline.com)  …For 16 years, Taxpayers for Common Sense has been advocating for the elimination

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Future of Biofuels Seen as Hinging on Long-Term Strategy

by Matt Glynn  (BuffaloNews.com)  ‘Green’ consistency is needed to succeed, Noco chief says James D. Newman calls it the “green-versus-green

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Street-Legal Cars Burn E85 on Kearney Racetrack

by Lori Potter (KearneyHub.com)  More than 200 cars will roar down the Kearney Raceway Park track Oct. 1-2 during the

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

N.J. Company Eyes Plainfield Township as Potential Site for Biofuel Plant

by Tom Shortell (LehighValleyLive.com)  A New Jersey company is considering building a biorefinery in Plainfield Township that would convert tall grass

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USDA Gives $2 Million for Blender Pumps in 22 States

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thirty-three projects in 22 states have been approved for blender pump grants in the

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A Principal Member of the Technical Staff of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories, serving in the Earth

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Members of the European Parliament Call for Cuts in Non-CO2 Greenhouse Emissions

(European Parliament)   Great efforts have been made to reduce CO2 emissions in Europe and internationally, but a number of

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Crapo, Udall Introduce Bill to Level Playing Field for Advanced Biofuels

(Senator Mike Crapo)  Would make renewable fuels standard more “technology neutral” U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)and Tom Udall (D-NM)recently introduced bipartisan

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

“Synthetic” Chromosome Permits Rapid, On-Demand “Evolution” of Yeast

(NewsWise/Johns Hopkins University)  Johns Hopkins researchers create man-made system with built-in diversity generator In the quest to understand genomes—how they’re

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Modified Motorcycle Burns Vegetable Oil in Record-Setting Run

by Eric Loveday (AutoBlogGreen)  At the Loring Timing Association in Maine, John Petsche drove a highly modified motorcycle into the record books.

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Filta Introduces Cooking Oil Micro-Filtration and Fryer Management Service Franchise to Fargo, ND

(PR Web/Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Franchise)   One of the truly unique services being introduced to the Fargo market is Filta’s

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US, Australia Sign Key Aviation Biofuels Accord

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  MOU covers feedstock readiness, sustainability, data sharing, fuels certification, plus development of new alternative fuel

September 19, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 Kentucky Agricultural Summit and Pre-Summit Symposium Bioenergy: A World of Opportunity November 17-18 Louisville, KY

  2011 Kentucky Agricultural Summit and  Pre-Summit Symposium   Bioenergy: A World of Opportunity    November 17-18   Louisville, KY

Kentucky Agriculture reflects all the unique features of the Commonwealth’s varied landscape: from the forests of eastern Kentucky, to the

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

The U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry September 22, 2011 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT Webinar

  The U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry    September 22, 2011 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT  Webinar

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Program invites you to attend a webinar about the 2011 “U.S. Billion Ton Update:

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil Sugar Industry Needs $490 Billion in Investments by 2030

by Tony C. Dreibus  (Bloomberg)  Brazil may need as much as $490 billion in investments to meet rising demand for sugar

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Driving a Pill: Winnipeg Inventors Roll Out Oddly Shaped, Low-Powered Car of the Future

by Bartley Kives   (Winnipeg Free Press)  …(A)t the Winnipeg Art Gallery, mechanical engineer Jim Kor unveiled a nearly complete

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Bentley ‘Is Achieving Flex-Fuel Targets’ but Demand is Limited

(The Engineer)  Bentley has said that is achieving its flex-fuel targets but that demand is being restricted by a poor

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

How To Choose What To Plant For Biofuel

By: Sarah Zielinski  (Smithsonian Magazine)   If one of the goals of growing plants for biofuel is to be kinder to the environment

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Soil Nitrites Influence Atmospheric Chemistry

by Markku Kulmala,  Tuukka Petäjä (Science Magazine)  Public discussion of climate change typically revolves around greenhouse gases, aerosol particles, and

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Looking to Tall Grass to Fuel Future in Asheville Area

(Citizen-Times.com)  About 50 interested farmers, academics, and biofuels experts toured the five acres of energy crops under study at N.C.

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Minnesota Study Highlights Potential for Boosting Biofuel Crop Production

by Jeff Falk (University of Minnesota/Hutchinson Leader)  New research published online this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters, by

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

‘Microwave Waste’ to Get Biofuel

By Leila Battison  (BBC)  Microwaving waste food products could be used to produce important chemicals and biofuels, new technology has

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

White Paper Answers Questions About Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new white paper released by Gold Eagle Co aims to answer questions about ethanol blended

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

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