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NAA Releases Algae Specs White Paper
October 31, 2011 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The National Algae Association’s Algae Specs Committee has released a white paper to offer guidance to the form in which algal oils and biomass should be delivered to the emerging algae industry. The …

Building a Unique Small-Scale Solution
October 31, 2011 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  When he was only 14 years old, Sam Flournoy set out to design and build his own biodiesel processor.
…According to Flournoy, it took about six months of work before he …

Feedstock Solutions: Researchers, Members of Industry Unite to Report on Feedstock Densification
October 31, 2011 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Approximately 100 professionals working in the feedstock and biorefining sectors recently met at Idaho National Laboratory to participate in a U.S. DOE-funded workshop. …“Our objective was to broaden the view …

The Uncertain Tomorrow
October 31, 2011 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Expiring biofuel tax credits and a dysfunctional Congress
…But given Congress subsidizing an obviously profitable oil industry, coupled with subjecting biofuels to stringent GHG emissions reductions while the petroleum industry has …

Easier Than Ever: Testing Services Are Abundant, and There’s a Reason Why
October 31, 2011 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Although changes brought on by the onset of new testing procedures like cold soak filtration and the weeding-out effect created by the inconsistent tax incentive have made the industry stronger, …

Clearing the Way for Byproduct Quality
October 31, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine) Why quality for glycerin is just as important for biodiesel
…With all the stringent quality measures imposed on producers, there is, however, no governing body that imposes or oversees similar quality …

A New Standard for Quality
October 31, 2011 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  It’s been nearly two decades since ASTM International initiated spec development efforts for biodiesel. Since then, the organization has developed specifications for not only B100, but also blends of up …

A.I.M’s Interview: Sapphire Energy’s C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk
October 31, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  …C.J. (Warner, Sapphire Energy’s President and Chairman) keynoted at the recent Algal Biomass Summit, attending along with Tim Zenk, Sapphire’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, who was formerly executive …

BlueFire Renewables Signs Financing MOU for Its Fulton, Mississippi Biorefinery and Other Projects in the U.S. and China
October 31, 2011 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  BlueFire Renewables, Inc., a company focused on changing the world’s transportation fuel paradigm through the production of renewable fuels from non-food cellulosic wastes, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with China …

Aviation Carbon 2012 February 8-9, 2011 London Heathrow
October 31, 2011 – 3:14 pm | No Comment
Aviation Carbon 2012   February 8-9, 2011  London Heathrow

The inclusion of aviation into the EU ETS will go live on 1 January 2012. By 28 February, aircraft operators will have received their free allocations in their registry account. February 2012 will be the …

Three Decades of Ethanol: Has It Been Worth the Investment?
October 31, 2011 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Rich Heidorn, Jr. (Bloomberg)   Ethanol’s boosters have cited three policy objectives in defense of ethanol’s subsidies and import protections: Increasing the nation’s energy security by reducing reliance on imported oil, reducing the environmental …

Ethanol Firm’s Next Bet: Algae
October 31, 2011 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  An emerging green industry aims to develop a new source of fuel to replace oil, but the quick money could be elsewhere.
Green slime is growing in ponds next to an …

Landscape Waste Recycling Process to Power City Fleet
October 31, 2011 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Susan Frick Carlman (Naperville Sun)  The first phase of the local partnership working toward collecting yard waste and converting it into fuels is poised to go live in the coming weeks. In the works for …

America Needs More “Fiascos” Like Ethanol
October 31, 2011 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  …All of ethanol’s critics share a common flaw when it comes to their claims – they cherry-pick the topics on which they opine and ignore very relevant facts.  The …

Bowyer Puts American Ethanol in the NASCAR Spotlight
October 31, 2011 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two weekends in a row, race car driver Clint Bowyer will have put his best foot forward for American Ethanol. On Oct. 23 the spokesperson for American Ethanol …

Ethanol Companies Put FFV in Autoweek American Adventure Race
October 31, 2011 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ICM Inc. and Ignite Racing Fuel are sponsoring a vehicle in a six-day treasure hunt and race-track based rally that begins Oct. 27. The two-man team is made up of …

Research and Markets: Biofuel Consumption in Germany – Industry and Country Analysis
October 31, 2011 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Research and Markets)   Biofuel Consumption in Germany – Industry and Country Analysis provides five forces Industry analysis, along with PESTLE country analysis of Germany. This report concludes with profiles of the leading companies in the …

Promising Biodiesel Crop Needs Time to Prove Itself
October 31, 2011 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney   (The Peninsula)  Several new companies are betting on the little-known pongamia pinnata tree as a biodiesel feedstock that does not hurt food production, but a decade or more of research and development is …

Certification in Biofuels from UC San Diego
October 31, 2011 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Living Green)  A new certification program trains workers for an exciting career CleanTech. The University of California in San Diego’s Centre for Algae Biotechnology, or SD-CAB has started a new education program to help train …

Gevo Supplied Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend Runs Well in Small Engines
October 31, 2011 – 10:10 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Gevo)  Briggs & Stratton Tests Show None of the Engine Compatibility Issues of Ethanol
In side by side performance, durability and emissions testing of small engines, gasoline blended with isobutanol performed better than blends using ethanol. …

South Florida Community College Seeks Grants to Start Bioenergy Program
October 31, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today)  With ethanol production poised to bring jobs and a major economic impact to Highlands County, South Florida Community College is partnering with biofuels companies to create a bioenergy education program.

OriginOil Shows How Algae Can Reduce Biofuel Dependence on Food Crops
October 31, 2011 – 9:57 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  CEO’s presentation at Amsterdam’s Biofuels 2011 describes how blending algae with other feedstocks can ease shortages and help develop advanced biofuels
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an …

Trick and Treat: Energy Loans under Review, as Hallowe’en Looms
October 31, 2011 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The fact that the US government doubled-down, by allegedly subordinating the loan to investments by a pair of hedge funds, during a Solyndra financial reorganization, is going to cost Energy Secretary …

US Department of Energy Biomass Program Releases “Land-Use Change and Bioenergy” Summary Report
October 31, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Biomass Program released the “Land-Use Change and Bioenergy” summary report. This publication describes the Biomass Program’s efforts to examine the intersection of land-use change and bioenergy production. It outlines legislation …

‘A Woman’s Work Is Never Done’
October 31, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Barbara Walters  (ABC 20/20)Though conspicuous consumption in tough economic times has given the superrich bad press, self-made moguls like … Lynn Tilton are giving back through various philanthropy and business projects. They’re also sharing …

Argonne National Laboratory Releases New Version of GREET Model
October 31, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  With support from the Biomass Program, as well as other DOE programs, including the Vehicle Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Geothermal Technologies programs, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has completed and released …

38 Reasons Algae Will Never Replace Oil
October 30, 2011 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

(  …  This is a quick summary of the problems with making fuel from algae:
Is more energy used to make algae biofuel than is created? (EROEI)
1)  Keep water in ponds or plastic tubing within a …

Biofuels Research and Teaching Facility Dedicated at Harrisburg Campus
October 30, 2011 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Pennsylvania State University)  Penn State Harrisburg has opened its new $1.6 million biofuels research and teaching laboratory and greenhouse.
Dedicated during a recent ceremony, the facility serves a center for the study of second- and third-generation …

Trouble in the Algae Lab for Craig Venter and Exxon
October 28, 2011 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Steve LeVine (Foreign Policy)  A much-trumpeted partnership of one of today’s most celebrated scientists and the world’s largest publicly traded oil company seems stalled in its aim of creating mass-market biofuel from algae, and may …

CEP Markets Biodiesel as Energy Substitute for Coal
October 28, 2011 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Dothan, Ala.-based renewable energy solutions firm Clean Energy Pathways Inc. has introduced a new line of custom-blended biodiesel for use as a Btu-substitute in coal-fired utility and commercial boilers, or for …

Farming for Energy Starts to Gain Ground
October 28, 2011 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Sonya Kolesnikov-Jessop  (New York Times)  Pahang State in central Malaysia is about to becomehome to the world’s largest commercial farm project producing microalgae for biofuel.
The farm will start to take shape in the first quarter …

Biofuel Industry Lobbying for Aid in Farm Bill
October 28, 2011 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  The biofuel industry is lobbying lawmakers to continue some subsidies and financial assistance that they got in the last farm bill. The programs are set to expire next year if …

Researchers Discover New Process for Biofuel
October 28, 2011 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(R&D)  Researchers have long been interested in waste products as sources of biofuel. In Maine, those waste items could include treetops and limbs deemed by the forest products industry as unusable and often left behind …

House Dems, Swimming Upstream, Push Carbon Tax
October 28, 2011 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill/E2Wire)  Nine liberal House Democrats are floating legislation to impose a carbon tax on fossil-fuel producers and importers, a measure they say would cut the deficit by a half-trillion dollars and …

Algae Industry Is Bubbling Up
October 28, 2011 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  The latest clean-tech energy contender pushes toward commercial production, even as federal money is drying up.
The ingredient list for products ranging from jet fuel to dietary supplements may soon get …

AgriLife Economist: Don’t Blame Current Higher Gasoline Prices on Corn and Ethanol
October 28, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Robert Burns (AgriLifeToday)  Feeling pain again at the gasoline pump? Don’t blame it on corn and the cost of ethanol.
Well, at least don’t blame it entirely on corn, said Dr. Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife …

Harry Reid: Renewables ‘Wiser’ than Keystone
October 28, 2011 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton he has “serious concern” about TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Reid — in an Oct. 5 letter to Clinton first reported on …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ethanol Cuts Dependence, Pollution
October 28, 2011 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by John R. Block  (The Washington Times)  As Secretary of Agriculture during the Reagan administration, I helped the American ethanol industry take off. Imagine my surprise to read an editorial in The Washington Times (“Corn-fueled politics,” …

Nipawin Biomass Ethanol Advances Research through SRC Contract
October 28, 2011 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Matt Soberg  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Saskatchewan-based Nipawin Biomass Ethanol New Generation Co-operative Ltd. has contracted with the Saskatchewan Research Council to further develop its catalytic process for cellulosic ethanol production. The technology is also …

Iowa Development Authority to Weigh Incentives for South Korean Project
October 28, 2011 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Development authority to weigh help for feed additive firm’s Fort Dodge plan
Iowa’s new public-private economic development authority begins with a bang today, considering incentives for a $324 million project …

South African Project Reaching for Ethanol, Biodiesel Co-Location
October 28, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  One World Clean Energy Inc. has secured its first memorandum of understanding to construct and commission a $115 million Integrated Biorefinery in South Africa, where it would produce10 megawatts …

RFA Applauds Big 3’s Commitment to FFVs, Releases Comprehensive List
October 28, 2011 – 9:30 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today commended General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler for meeting their pledge to produce 50 percent of their new vehicles as flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) by 2012.  …

Algae Bioreactors Receive Approval for Australian Facility
October 28, 2011 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Algae.Tec, an algae production company, has received approval for its demonstration facility in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia.
The facility was approved under the Shoalhaven City Council Environment Planning and Assessment Act and the …

New Venture BENRI to Rate Brazil Sugar-Ethanol Mills
October 28, 2011 – 9:22 am | No Comment

by Reese Ewing (Reuters)  Brazilian joint venture BENRI plans to rate sugar and ethanol mills on efficiency, a new service for the sector that is expected to improve performance of mills and the terms of credit …

U.S. Certifies 107 Brazilian Sugar-Cane Mills to Export Ethanol
October 28, 2011 – 9:16 am | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen  (Bloomberg Businessweek)  Sugar-cane processors in Brazil, including Bunge Ltd. and Louis Dreyfus SAS, are preparing to increase their ethanol exports to the U.S., where oil companies must expand their use of biofuels.
Ethanol …

UPDATE 2-Booming Ethanol Biz Alters Corn Use Patterns-USDA
October 28, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

by Julie Ingwersen (Reuters)  USDA says ethanol boom creating new patterns in corn use
* Gov’t unsure why feed use falls late in marketing years
* Reports blamed for wild swings in CBOT grain prices
* Industry barbs come …

Study Estimates Biorefinery’s Economic Impact
October 28, 2011 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Larisa Brass  (  Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Energy may not have announced definitive plans for siting a commercial biofuels plant in the state, but University of Tennessee researcher Edward Yu has some suggestions.
As part of …

Air China, Boeing and Industry Partners Conduct First Chinese Sustainable Biofuel Flight
October 28, 2011 – 8:40 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Air China, Boeing , and Chinese and U.S. aviation energy partners today conducted China’s first sustainable biofuel flight. The two-hour mainland flight from Beijing Capital International Airport was witnessed by officials from both countries and …

Abengoa’s $500 Million Vision Could Take Shape in York County
October 28, 2011 – 8:34 am | No Comment

by Art Hovey  (Lincoln Journal Star)  Movers and shakers in York County, one of the most prolific places for corn production in Nebraska and the United States, have spun off plenty of other profitable corn …

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy: Who’s Hot, Hotter, Hottest Now?
October 28, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Subscriber and selector voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2011-12 winds up shortly, and we will announce the new Hot 50 “live” at Advanced Biofuels Markets in …

Second Generation Biofuel on Cusp of Breakthough: DSM
October 27, 2011 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Aaron Gray-Block  (Reuters)  Dutch life sciences group DSM said the development of second-generation biofuels is nearing a major breakthrough with commercial production just a couple of years away that could open up a market …

Biofuels Growth Stifled by EU Policy Delays: BP
October 27, 2011 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney  (Reuters)  Biofuels for use in transport are becoming more competitive compared with oil but the pace of growth has slowed due to a lack of regulation and sustainability standards in Europe, the …

USDA Finds Distillers Grains Offer Greater Feed Value than Corn
October 27, 2011 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A newly released report from the USDA appears to confirm what the ethanol industry has been claiming for years—distillers grains is a valuable feed source and can significantly reduce …

Boeing, Embraer and Sao Paulo Research Foundation to Lead Aviation Biofuels Program in Brazil
October 27, 2011 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire) Boeing , Embraer and the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP) today announced plans to collaborate on long-term aviation biofuels-related research and development, a move that represents another major step toward the creation of …

Air Force And Navy Turn To Biofuels
October 27, 2011 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Shogren (National Public Radio)  The Pentagon’s hunt for an alternative to petroleum has turned a lowly weed and animal fat into something indistinguishable from jet fuel, and now the military is trying to kick-start …

UBE Signs B2.4bn Ethanol Deal with China
October 27, 2011 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Ubon Bio Ethanol Co (UBE), an affiliate of Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), has won a deal to ship 100 million litres of ethanol per year worth 2.4 billion baht to China.
The shipments averaging …

La flota de Rivamadrid se pasa al biodiésel y reduce así un 20% las emisiones de CO2
October 27, 2011 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(EuropaPress)  El centenar de vehículos y máquinas que forman la flota de Rivamadrid, empresa municipal de recogida de basura, limpieza y jardinería municipal, han sustituido el gasóleo de automoción por biodiésel dentro de la línea …

Germans and French Bring Algal Biofuel to Indian Ocean
October 27, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Toby Price (Renewable Energy Magazine)  A German-French initiative has culminated in the commissioning of a photobioreactor plant on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The facility which uses microalgae to …

Alternative Fuel Programs May Not Be Legal
October 27, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Schwartz (  There is a dispute between the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pascack Valley towns over the supposed biodiesel program Westwood and Woodcliff Lake have implemented.
Melinda Dower of the New Jersey Department of Environmental …

Algae Confronts Its Destiny and Identity, at ABO Summit
October 27, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …ABO 2011 has offered an opportunity to consider the progress that the algal biomass sector has made in its race for commercial-scale, to marvel at the proliferation of robust business …

PetroAlgae’s Protein Achieves Successful Test Results for Human Consumption
October 27, 2011 – 7:06 am | No Comment

(PetroAlgae)  University Studies Underscore Potential to be New, Large-Scale Protein Source
PetroAlgae Inc., a global provider of licensed technology that produces micro-crops for renewable protein, feed, and fuel products announced today the completion of the first phases …

BP Commits $Billions to Biofuel Development and Production
October 26, 2011 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  A BP executive was quoted recently that biofuels are obtained from “renewable wells” which is an oil man’s way of saying we are drilling for energy as usual but for …

USDA Grant Focuses on Southeast Biomass Supply
October 26, 2011 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA believes the Southeast region of the U.S. offers huge potential for a variety of dedicated energy crops and in September, the agency agreed to provide $15 million …

Price Volatility – Causes and Consequences
October 26, 2011 – 11:28 am | No Comment

(Gant Daily)  …G20 countries in their June 2011 ministerial declaration recommended measures such as building grain reserves, a global market information system and regulating financial transactions in commodities markets.
But economists like Brian Wright, professor of agricultural …

A Next-Generation Biofuel Strategy
October 26, 2011 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Warren Mabee and Donald L. Smith   (The Star)  Global energy prices are on the rise, as are food prices and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Advanced biofuels can address all of these problems, and Canada, with …

Farmers May Expect Improved Livelihood with Biofuel Dev’t
October 26, 2011 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Riza T. Olchondra  (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Filipino farmers and investors may profit from biofuel ventures in idle, upland, and other so-called marginalized areas without disrupting food supply.
According to the study “Assessment on the Use …

Just the facts, Ma’am
October 26, 2011 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …But the freakish tenor of the whole debate about biofuels–if it can even be called that–is truly worrying because it is anti-science as well as anti-biofuels.
I remember science before …

Ethanol Research Centers on Poplars
October 26, 2011 – 10:54 am | No Comment

(R&D)  In May a team of researchers led by Rick Meilan, associate professor of forestry and natural resources, began a five-year study to determine the viability of poplar species as an ethanol feedstock and cash crop for …

Dividing Corn Stover Makes Ethanol Conversion More Efficient
October 26, 2011 – 10:03 am | No Comment

( University)  Not all parts of a corn stalk are equal, and they shouldn’t be treated that way when creating cellulosic ethanol, say Purdue University researchers.
When corn stover is processed to make cellulosic ethanol, everything is …

BP, Unlilever among Investors Pouring $49M into ZeaChem, Chromatin, Agradis
October 26, 2011 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …There’s a rumor going around the biofuels and biomaterials business that today represents one of the most difficult periods to raise capital. Apparently, the rumors did not reach ZeaChem, Chromatin …

First-of-a-kind Tension Wood Study Broadens Biofuels Research
October 26, 2011 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(  Taking a cue from Mother Nature, researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center have undertaken a first-of-its-kind study of a naturally occurring phenomenon in trees to spur the development of more efficient …

Algenol Breaks Ground on Pilot Biorefinery in Florida
October 26, 2011 – 9:12 am | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Algenol)  Algenol Biofuels Inc. broke ground on the construction of its pilot-scale integrated biorefinery on Oct. 24.  This production facility will be the first large-scale deployment of Algenol’s patented and trademarked Direct To …

New Bioproducts Market to Outgrow Biofuels
October 26, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Deanna Lush  (Stock Journal)  …As part of the study, former University of Guelph, Ontario, professor of crop science Terry Daynard compared grain supply and prices from the 1970s – where biofuel production was not …

Oregon State University Study: Woody Biomass Not a Good Substitute For Fossil Fuels
October 26, 2011 – 8:54 am | No Comment

by Amelia Templeton  (EarthFix)  In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, researchers at OSU suggest that efforts to thin Northwest forests to reduce the risk of wildfire and create biofuels could have an unintended consequence: …

Mission NewEnergy Awarded World’s First Jatropha Biofuel ISCC Certification
October 26, 2011 – 8:15 am | No Comment

(Proactive Investors Australia)  Biofuels company Mission NewEnergy  has become the first commercial scale provider of Jatropha in the world to receive International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its Jatropha contract farming model.
…To qualify for ISCC …

Agency Gets Another State Grant
October 26, 2011 – 8:09 am | No Comment

by Carole Duran (Reading  Berks County Intermediate Unit has been awarded a $100,000 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to continue offsetting the difference in diesel and biodiesel fuel costs.
…The grant …

Algae Trek: The Next Generation
October 26, 2011 – 7:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Overall, there remain more than 100 companies chasing the prize of developing an algae biomaterials project, profitable and at commercial scale.
Yesterday (October 24, 2011), on the eve of the annual …

Solid Energy/Christchurch City Council Biodiesel Research a success
October 25, 2011 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Scoop/Christchurch City Council)  A wastewater treatment process that recycles biodiesel glycerol and produces ‘green’ renewable energy is now underway in Christchurch.
The process, which is the result of three years’ of testing and research between the …

Cellulosic Ethanol ‘Floodgates’ May Open in 2013, Poet LLC Says
October 25, 2011 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  Cellulosic ethanol output may surge starting in 2013, when the first commercial-scale plants “open the floodgates” for the fuel, according to the largest U.S. corn-based biofuel producer.
Poet LLC plans to start …

Schneider Property Proposed for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Now up for Sale
October 25, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  The land deal for a proposed trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider is off, according to county solid waste district officials, and the town’s top official questions whether it ever will …

Cobalt and Rhodia to Jointly Develop Bagasse Based Bio n-Butanol Market in Latin America
October 25, 2011 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(Cobalt)  Cobalt Technologies, a leading developer of next generation bio-based chemicals and Rhodia, a specialty chemical company, today announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding setting the basis for a strategic alliance to develop …

3rd Biomass Trade & Power February 23-24, 2012 Brussels, Belgium
October 25, 2011 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
3rd Biomass Trade & Power      February 23-24, 2012  Brussels, Belgium

“Ensuring Operational Progress & SustainableGrowthAmidst Overcast Economy”

Insights on Global Biomass Trade & Power Generation Growth, EU, UK, Asia & US
Biomass’ Commodity Market Development: …

Tallow Replaces Crude Oil as Biofuels Head to War: Commodities
October 25, 2011 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales and Louise Downing (Bloomberg News/San Francisco Chronicle)    Biofuels face their biggest test yet — whether they can power fighter jets and tanks in battle at prices the world’s best-funded military can …

An Introduction to Next Generation Biofuels November 21, 2011 London, UK
October 25, 2011 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
An Introduction to Next Generation Biofuels      November 21, 2011   London, UK

Designed to be accessible to non-experts and the commercially-minded, this course describes the variety of feedstocks, routes and processes through which biomass can be converted to valuable fuels, energy and other co-products – on large …

Local Lawmakers Unveil Plan for Attracting, Keeping Jobs in Illinois
October 24, 2011 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Will Buss (News-Democrat)  Two state lawmakers believe they have a solution to Illinois’  high unemployment rate.
Rep. Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, and Rep. Paul Evans, R-O’Fallon, have a blueprint that they believe will attract and …

Air France and Airbus Team for Low Emissions Flight
October 24, 2011 – 10:54 am | No Comment

(  Air France is laying claim to the world’s lowest CO² emissions commercial flight, after operating a service from Toulouse-Blagnac to Paris-Orly using a combination of 50% mix biofuel mix and new air traffic management technologies.
Airbus …

Company Plans to Build First Biodiesel Plant in Schuylkill
October 24, 2011 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Stephen J. Pytak   (  A company is planning to start up the first biodiesel plant in Schuylkill County, which will convert food waste oil into biodiesel fuel.
Borough officials have been in talks with NAGSCO …

Maersk Uses Emsys for USN Biofuel Trials
October 24, 2011 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Maersk/  W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) was asked to supply its Emsys laser-based Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) for the purpose of emission verification for an ongoing fuel trials on-board the AP Moller-Maersk vessel Maersk Kalmar. …

Baton Rouge Port May Get Biodiesel Refinery
October 24, 2011 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Ted Griggs (The Advocate)  The Port of Greater Baton Rouge could become the home of a $30 million biodiesel refinery capable of producing 30 million gallons of fuel per year.
Alabama Renewable Energy has asked …

2012: Game on for 13 Biofuels Contenders
October 24, 2011 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  13 companies. 5 already public – eight filing for IPOs. In the first category, Codexis, Amyris, Gevo, Solazyme and KiOR. In the second category, PetroAlgae, Myriant, Ceres, Mascoma, Genomatica, Elevance …

The Government Wants Your Advice on Biofuels
October 21, 2011 – 7:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What do they need, you ask? Your insight on, broadly speaking, how to structure the national bioeconomy blueprint, in the case of the US. In case of Canada, how to …

Amyris & ETH Bioenergia Sign Agreement to Produce Biofene® in Brazil
October 21, 2011 – 7:08 am | No Comment

(Amyris)  Two Million Ton Sugarcane Crush Capacity to be added in Brazil for High-Performance Renewable Chemicals and Fuels
Amyris, Inc. and ETH Bioenergia, a leading producer of ethanol, electric energy and sugar controlled by Odebrecht S.A., …

Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops First Genetically Engineered “Magnetic” Algae
October 21, 2011 – 7:05 am | No Comment

(Los Alamos National Laboratory)  LANL scientists have genetically engineered “magnetic” algae to investigate alternative, more efficient harvesting and lipid extraction methods for biofuels. The researchers seek to reduce the cost of algae-based biofuel production.
Currently, used …

B30 Biodiesel Blend Fuels Carbon Reduction Bid
October 21, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment

(Argent Energy)  Switching to Argent Energy’s 30 per cent biodiesel blend is helping a leading leaflet marketing specialist in its ambition to become carbon neutral by 2015.
EAE Ltd, who distribute display stands, tourist information leaflets and other …

Proof That Buses Can Use Ethanol
October 20, 2011 – 9:15 am | No Comment

(The Nation)  The project, involving King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, the Industry Ministry’s Department of Industrial Promotion and 10 other public- and private-sector agencies, was sponsored by the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund.
The aim is …

Dems Press Supercommittee to Go after Oil subsidies
October 20, 2011 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill/E2Wire)  The latest effort came in a Friday letter from 38 members, spearheaded by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), that argues “the United States can no longer afford …

Wisconsin Congressman Introduces Bill to Require More E15 testing
October 20, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Citing “serious concerns” with the U.S. EPA’s decision to allow E15 to be used invehicle models 2001 and newer, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced legislation to the House of …

Growing Algae Could Clean the Chesapeake Bay and Create Biofuel
October 20, 2011 – 8:08 am | No Comment

By Richelle Gonzalez   (Severna Park Patch)  University of Maryland researcher says algae could remove pollutants from agricultural wastewater.
The Eastern Shore is known for vast soybean and corn farms, but if Patrick Kangas had his …

5th International Algae Congress December 1-2, 2011 Berlin, Germany
October 20, 2011 – 8:02 am | No Comment
5th International Algae Congress      December 1-2, 2011    Berlin, Germany

Following the success of the previous four international algae congresses, the organisers are pleased to announce the fifth International Algae Congress. The fifth International Algae Congress takes place in Berlin,Germany on 1 & 2 December next.
It is organised …

New Scientific Journal, Algal Research, to Launch in 2012
October 20, 2011 – 7:46 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algal Research, an international scientific journal that will cover emerging technologies in algal biology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, extraction, bioproducts, and econometrics will be launched in 2012.
Dr. Jose Olivares and Dr. Richard …

Lux Research Says Boom in Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Finance Nears End
October 20, 2011 – 7:43 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  According to a newly published report by Lux Research, multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and a wave of IPOs indicate an impending end to a boom in the nascent bio-based chemicals industry, which received $3.1 …

Market for Biofuels Expected to Double
October 20, 2011 – 7:26 am | No Comment

(Auto News/ZAuto)    Many who have dismissed biofuels as impractical fuel sources may want to think again.
As the worldwide demand for biofuels increases, the market value for the industry is expected to more than double …

Avec le Projet Futurol, la France Mise sur les Biocarburants de Seconde Génération
October 20, 2011 – 7:22 am | No Comment

(Le Monde)  Dans de vastes hangars sont stockés des bottes de paille, des tiges de miscanthus (sorte de roseau parfois appelé “herbe à éléphant”), des rondins de saule et de peuplier. D’autres bâtiments sont réservés …

Our Troops Deserve the Support that Flows from Domestic Biofuels, Says Gen. Clark
October 20, 2011 – 7:13 am | No Comment

Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) (Biofuels Digest)  …
Our nation imagines itself the most free and secure in the world, yet this statistic clearly identifies America’s reliance on foreign oil as a significant threat to our economy …

Biofuels, Biomaterials Growing at 3X the Global GDP Rate
October 19, 2011 – 7:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Survey says: Biofuels and biomaterials growing rapidly, seeking new friends, markets
…Biofuels Digest reports that 79 percent of bioenergy executives are more optimistic both about their organization’s prospects for growth and industry …

Post Oil: Electrofuels Are an Oil-Substitute Minus the Eons
October 19, 2011 – 7:30 am | No Comment

(Christian Science Monitor)   … Pamela Silver and her colleagues aim to compress the oil-forming process to nearly instantaneous, with some carbon dioxide, a dash of electricity, and a lot of help from the diminutive star …

New Sources Near for Biofuels
October 19, 2011 – 7:22 am | No Comment

(Harvard Science)  Chris Somerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute, said global biofuels are already mainstream, with ethanol from corn totaling 13 to 14 billion gallons annually in the United States, or about 10 percent of …

Spain’s Abengoa to Build Ethanol Plant in Uruguay
October 19, 2011 – 7:10 am | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Spain’s Abengoa is building a 70mn l/yr (1,200 b/d) ethanol plant in Uruguay under a $120mn contract with ALUR, which is 90pc owned by the country’s state-controlled energy company Ancap.
The plant, to be …

Cassandra Lin, Rhode Island Student, Applauded For Recycled Biodiesel Project
October 19, 2011 – 6:55 am | No Comment

by Pete Danko (Earth Techling/Huffington Post)   …The child this time is 13-year-old Cassandra Lin, who two years ago came up with the idea of collecting used cooking oil in the Westerly, R.I., area where she …

Algae from Ethanol Plant Shows Promise as Poultry Feed
October 19, 2011 – 6:41 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An algae strain grown by BioProcess Algae LLC at Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.’s 65 MMgy ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa, is one step closer to entering the poultry feed …

The Dawn of the New Algae: Cleaning up and Enriching Biofuels, with Biofuels
October 19, 2011 – 6:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iowa algae and corn ethanol project points the way towards optimizing delivery of feed, fuel, carbon reduction.
The most complete realizations of that vision at scale, to date, are the POET …

Henan Tianguan Expands the Capacity of Cellulosic Ethanol
October 17, 2011 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(SB Wire)  Henan Tianguan Fuel Ethanol Co., Ltd. (Henan Tianguan) plans to launch cellulosic ethanol plants to expand its capacity gradually in next three years, which is expected to reach 120,000t/a in 2014, according to …

Algae Industry Magazine Interview: Syed Isa Syed Alwi
October 17, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  When Syed Alwi speaks about the algae industry, you get the feeling that he really has his finger on what’s going on globally. He gets around, and is a …

Biorefinery Feedstock and Fuel for Bioenergy
October 17, 2011 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Carl Kukkonen  (Viaspace) At the September 2011 Biorefining Conference,Dr. Kukkonen spoke about the properties of Giant King Grass.
—  Giant King Grass is the lowest cost cellulosic feedstock for a biorefinery
—  Co-location of biorefinery with …

Op-Ed: Research Key to Food and Fuel Production
October 17, 2011 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Gale Buchanan & Bobby Moser  (AgriPulse) …Government-funded research can help solve another of our greatest problems – our dependence on limited and declining supplies of fossil fuels – with cleaner, renewable energy sources. And …

Tree Breeding Technique Identified for Better Bioenergy Use
October 17, 2011 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers from the University of Florida have found a way for tree breeders to create a new pine variety in about six years—less than half than the more than …

New Fuel Might Mean Higher Gas Prices for Chicago
October 17, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Kathryn Ferrara (Medill News Service/Northwest Indiana)  Chicago area drivers may pay more for gasoline next year if the state Legislature adopts a proposed change in the sales tax.
Most Chicago area drivers are buying what’s …

Report Faults Wall Street for High Energy Prices
October 17, 2011 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Ben Protess (New York Times)  A new report by Better Markets, a nonprofit group advocating constraints on speculative trading, blames Wall Street for inflating prices at the gas pump and the grocery store.
The study …

Monsanto Sorghum Seeds to Yield Brazil Ethanol During Cane Break
October 17, 2011 – 8:36 am | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen  (Bloomberg)  Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, will sell enough sweet sorghum for 20,000 hectares (49,400 acres) of plantations in Brazil this year as sugar cane mills struggle to meet demand …

M&G Group Partners with TPG to Form BETA RENEWABLES, the Global Leader in Second Generation Bio-Ethanol and Bio-based Chemicals
October 17, 2011 – 8:31 am | No Comment

(M&G)  Gruppo Mossi and Ghisolfi (“M&G”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Chemtex, is pleased to announce that it has founded BETA RENEWABLES, a joint venture with TPG Capital and TPG Biotech (collectively “TPG”), established to exclusively …

Coskata, Inc.’s Semi-Commercial Facility Demonstrates Two Years of Successful Operation
October 17, 2011 – 8:25 am | No Comment

(Coskata)   With More than 15,000 Run Hours, Company Focus Turns to Commercial Scale Facilities
Coskata, Inc., a developer of technology for the production of advanced biofuels and biochemicals from biomass and waste materials, achieved two …

Biofuels Approved for Use in All Hawker Beechcraft Turbine Powered Aircraft
October 17, 2011 – 8:10 am | No Comment

(Hawker Beechcraft)  Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that all of its turbine-powered aircraft are approved to use biofuels – a renewable resource that can help reduce the use of fossil fuels and minimize carbon …

In Memoriam: Dan Wheldon 1978-2011
October 16, 2011 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dan Wheldon who died in a 15-car crash at the Las Vegas IndyCar race on October 16, 2011, was more than just a terrific race driver. Without a ride …

ALMS Celebrates Fourth Year of Green Racing at Season Finale
October 16, 2011 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

(American Le Mans Series)  Dyson Racing, Mazda and BMW Crowned 2011 Green Champions
After an intense season of nine races throughout North America, Dyson Racing, Mazda, Team BMW RLL and BMW emerged as the 2011 Green champions …

Uganda: Planned Sweet Sorghum Project to Create 250 Jobs
October 14, 2011 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by Dennis Picco (Esse Community)  Up to 250 jobs are expected to be created in Kayunga District, Uganda, after the launch of the Sweet Sorghum Energy Plant. The plant will use sweet sorghum stems as the …

Are IPOs Signaling Biorefining Market Growth Potential?
October 14, 2011 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  In an industry that’s working feverishly to commercialize drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels and chemicals to diversify America’s technology portfolio and fuel mix for various on- and off-road applications, access to capital …

Biofuel Cost Cut by Hydrotreating Process Replacement
October 14, 2011 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  A major factor limiting innovative bio fuel firms from commercializing their technologies is the need for large investment in, or cost of using outside refining facilities. There are many types …

EU Votes in Favor of Hiking Import Taxes for High Ethanol Blends
October 14, 2011 – 10:42 am | No Comment

(Platts)  The EU’s Customs Code Committee approved Wednesday a draft regulation to raise import taxes for high ethanol blends, a source close to the matter told Platts.
The decision could result in increased domestic prices for …

MSE Enviro-Tech Corp. Announces Positive Results From City Transit Sales: Initiates Broader Offering to Municipalities
October 14, 2011 – 8:54 am | No Comment

(MarketWire)  MSE Enviro-Tech Corp.  reported on the expansion of its biodiesel trials from 19 months of successful results.
Since Q1 2010 SITTM Technologies, a subsidiary of MSE Enviro-Tech Corp., in partnership with a local petroleum distributor, …

Meeting the EU RED Biofuel Sustainability Requirements – Alternative Options November 3, 2011 Webinar 5:00AM ET or 12:00PM ET
October 14, 2011 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Meeting the EU RED Biofuel Sustainability Requirements – Alternative Options        November 3, 2011  Webinar 5:00AM ET or 12:00PM ET

The objective of this webinar is to give an initial overview about the requirements of The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the options to achieve compliance with the biofuel sustainability criteria as defined by …

Cooking-Oil Theft: Arlington Police Charge Two with Increasingly Common Crime
October 14, 2011 – 6:20 am | No Comment

by Allison Klein (The Washington Post)  For months, used cooking oil has been disappearing from containers behind Washington area restaurants. Thieves have been siphoning tens of thousands of gallons a month and reselling it, authorities say.
Arlington …

UK Study Suggests Biodiesel Will Be Critical to Oilheat Market
October 13, 2011 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The use of renewable alternatives to petroleum-based heating oil in the U.K., such as fatty acid methyl esters, has the potential to significantly reduce fuel costs and carbon emission profiles, …

Jobe, Huber Kick off Northeast Bioheat Workshop
October 13, 2011 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The biodiesel and oilheat industries have a long-standing history working alongside each other respectively serving the home heating needs of their customers, particularly in the Northeast, and delivering clean-burning Bioheat …

Biorefining from Waste Plastics, Algae
October 13, 2011 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Sean Arnold, chief operating officer for Cleveland, Ohio-based Vadxx Energy and Lawrence Walmsley, CEO of New York-based Culture Fuels Inc. discussed how waste plastics and algae are viable feedstock for …

Biomass Project Finance Experts Introduce Aggregation Strategy
October 13, 2011 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The biomass industry is a new frontier for the team at the Gemstone Group, a renewable energy investment banking firm, and according to Gary Kleiman, founder, his team is looking for …

Experts Explain Feedstock Supply Chain Intricacies
October 13, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Ask J.D. Lindberg, principal and CFO for Resource Recycling Systems Inc., about the intricacies of feedstock supply contracting, and he would most likely tell you that “glass time is money.” …

Hydrotreating Algae for Jet Fuel
October 13, 2011 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …(John) Daly concluded that investors are looking for biofuels winners in a field that was suddenly much more level.  Disillusioned with the ongoing subsidies required to sustain ethanol, not …

Blender Pump Installed in Rochester
October 13, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Janet Kubat Willette (   …The Sinclair station at 205 Sixth St. S.W. in Rochester installed a blender pump earlier this year, becoming the first station in Rochester to offer different blends of ethanol. The …

IDGA 3rd Annual Alternative Energy for Defense October 24-26, 2011 Vienna, VA
October 13, 2011 – 9:39 am | No Comment
IDGA 3rd Annual Alternative Energy for Defense      October 24-26, 2011     Vienna, VA

The DoD is making alternative energy a bigger priority than ever before. Conserving energy, lowering costs, reducing reliance on foreign oil, and increasing tactical and strategic security are the goals of new efforts toward “greening” the services. …

Instant View – EU Announces Shake-Up of Farm Policy
October 13, 2011 – 9:26 am | No Comment

(Reuters)  The European Union’s executive finalised proposals for a shake-up of the bloc’s 55 billion euro-a-year (48 billion pounds) farm policy on Wednesday.
Following are reactions to the proposals:
“What Europe …

The One Time It Makes Clear Sense to Buy E85
October 13, 2011 – 8:20 am | No Comment

by Nick Goddard (Popular Mechanics)  Last month I rented a Chevy HHR in Detroit, and I quickly remembered all the things about the rental experience that make it impossible to forget that you are sharing a …

Thailand Revives Hub Plan
October 13, 2011 – 8:14 am | No Comment

(UpstreamOnline)  Thailand aims to revive a long-stalled plan to become an oil trading and biofuel hub in Southeast Asia, challenging Singapore’s dominance, its new energy minister said on Thursday.
Pichai Naripthaphan said the net oil importer …

Primus Green Energy Produces Drop-In Fuel with 25% Longer Runtime; Proprietary Thermal Chemical Process Successfully Tested In Pilot Production
October 13, 2011 – 8:03 am | No Comment

(Enhanced Online News)    Primus Green Energy (“Primus”), the leader in renewable, drop-in fuel, successfully proved its pilot scale production is capable of producing “drop-in” standard gasoline that achieves 25 percent longer runtime than regular unleaded …

Quick Win: Aviation Biofuels Offers Breakout for Clean Energy
October 13, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Copenhagen this week, a coalition of companies and associations involved in aviation biofuels made a strong case for the sector not only as a quick win for biofuels, but …

Richard Branson Calls for Greener Tax Regime
October 12, 2011 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(Business Green)  Billionaire warns of “mother of all recessions” unless investment in renewable energy increases
Sir Richard Branson has called on world leaders to drive a green economic recovery, warning that without measures to drive greater …

OECD and IEA Recommend Reforming Fossil-Fuel Subsidies to Improve the Economy and the Environment
October 12, 2011 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(International Energy Agency)  Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to …

International Groups Urge Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies
October 12, 2011 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (   Two international organizations are recommending reform of fossil-fuel subsidies to improve the economy and the environment.
An analysis by the International Energy Agency(IED) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found …

How Waste Management Treats Waste as Resource
October 12, 2011 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

by Tilde Herrera  (  …That’s because for Waste Management, garbage isn’t just garbage anymore.
“You can begin to extrapolate some pretty interesting business models when you think of waste as a resource,” said Tim Cesarek, managing …

6th A3PS Conference November 15-16, 2011 Vienna, Austria
October 12, 2011 – 1:18 pm | No Comment
6th A3PS Conference    November 15-16, 2011  Vienna, Austria

A lot of research and development has been done in the field of alternative propulsion systems and fuels. Sophisticated strategies and roadmaps, high commitment for long-term investments and innovative R&D-projects of industry, research institutions and public authorities together …

Biofuels in Eastern Africa: Dangers Yes, but Much Potential as Well
October 12, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe News)  Biofuel production is booming. Worldwide, production of ethanol for fuel has almost quintupled since 2000, while that of biodiesel has risen by almost 25 times. This is, in part, a response to policies …