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NAA Releases Algae Specs White Paper

(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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Building a Unique Small-Scale Solution

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Feedstock Solutions: Researchers, Members of Industry Unite to Report on Feedstock Densification

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

The Uncertain Tomorrow

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Easier Than Ever: Testing Services Are Abundant, and There’s a Reason Why

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Clearing the Way for Byproduct Quality

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

A New Standard for Quality

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,

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

A.I.M’s Interview: Sapphire Energy’s C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

BlueFire Renewables Signs Financing MOU for Its Fulton, Mississippi Biorefinery and Other Projects in the U.S. and China

(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

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Aviation Carbon 2012 February 8-9, 2011 London Heathrow

  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.

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Three Decades of Ethanol: Has It Been Worth the Investment?

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Firm’s Next Bet: Algae

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Landscape Waste Recycling Process to Power City Fleet

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

America Needs More “Fiascos” Like Ethanol

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Bowyer Puts American Ethanol in the NASCAR Spotlight

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Companies Put FFV in Autoweek American Adventure Race

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Biofuel Consumption in Germany – Industry and Country Analysis

(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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Promising Biodiesel Crop Needs Time to Prove Itself

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Certification in Biofuels from UC San Diego

(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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Gevo Supplied Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend Runs Well in Small Engines

(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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

South Florida Community College Seeks Grants to Start Bioenergy Program

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

OriginOil Shows How Algae Can Reduce Biofuel Dependence on Food Crops

(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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Trick and Treat: Energy Loans under Review, as Hallowe’en Looms

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Biomass Program Releases “Land-Use Change and Bioenergy” Summary Report

(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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

‘A Woman’s Work Is Never Done’

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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Releases New Version of GREET Model

(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

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

38 Reasons Algae Will Never Replace Oil

(EnergySkeptic.com)  …  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

October 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Research and Teaching Facility Dedicated at Harrisburg Campus

(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

October 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Trouble in the Algae Lab for Craig Venter and Exxon

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

CEP Markets Biodiesel as Energy Substitute for Coal

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Farming for Energy Starts to Gain Ground

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Industry Lobbying for Aid in Farm Bill

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover New Process for Biofuel

(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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

House Dems, Swimming Upstream, Push Carbon Tax

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Is Bubbling Up

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

AgriLife Economist: Don’t Blame Current Higher Gasoline Prices on Corn and Ethanol

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,

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Harry Reid: Renewables ‘Wiser’ than Keystone

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

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ethanol Cuts Dependence, Pollution

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Nipawin Biomass Ethanol Advances Research through SRC Contract

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa Development Authority to Weigh Incentives for South Korean Project

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

South African Project Reaching for Ethanol, Biodiesel Co-Location

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,

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

RFA Applauds Big 3’s Commitment to FFVs, Releases Comprehensive List

(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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Bioreactors Receive Approval for Australian Facility

(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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

New Venture BENRI to Rate Brazil Sugar-Ethanol Mills

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Certifies 107 Brazilian Sugar-Cane Mills to Export Ethanol

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Booming Ethanol Biz Alters Corn Use Patterns-USDA

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Estimates Biorefinery’s Economic Impact

by Larisa Brass  (KnoxvilleBiz.com)  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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Air China, Boeing and Industry Partners Conduct First Chinese Sustainable Biofuel Flight

(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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Abengoa’s $500 Million Vision Could Take Shape in York County

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

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy: Who’s Hot, Hotter, Hottest Now?

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”

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Second Generation Biofuel on Cusp of Breakthough: DSM

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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Growth Stifled by EU Policy Delays: BP

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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Finds Distillers Grains Offer Greater Feed Value than Corn

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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Boeing, Embraer and Sao Paulo Research Foundation to Lead Aviation Biofuels Program in Brazil

(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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Air Force And Navy Turn To Biofuels

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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

UBE Signs B2.4bn Ethanol Deal with China

(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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

La flota de Rivamadrid se pasa al biodiésel y reduce así un 20% las emisiones de CO2

(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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Germans and French Bring Algal Biofuel to Indian Ocean

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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Programs May Not Be Legal

by Stephanie Schwartz (NorthJersey.com)  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

October 27, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

Algae Confronts Its Destiny and Identity, at ABO Summit

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

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

PetroAlgae’s Protein Achieves Successful Test Results for Human Consumption

(PetroAlgae)  University Studies Underscore Potential to be New, Large-Scale Protein Source PetroAlgae Inc., a global provider of licensed technology that produces

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

BP Commits $Billions to Biofuel Development and Production

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  A BP executive was quoted recently that biofuels are obtained from “renewable wells” which is

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Grant Focuses on Southeast Biomass Supply

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA believes the Southeast region of the U.S. offers huge potential for a

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Price Volatility – Causes and Consequences

(Gant Daily)  …G20 countries in their June 2011 ministerial declaration recommended measures such as building grain reserves, a global market

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

A Next-Generation Biofuel Strategy

by Warren Mabee and Donald L. Smith   (The Star)  Global energy prices are on the rise, as are food

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Farmers May Expect Improved Livelihood with Biofuel Dev’t

by Riza T. Olchondra  (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Filipino farmers and investors may profit from biofuel ventures in idle, upland, and

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Just the facts, Ma’am

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …But the freakish tenor of the whole debate about biofuels–if it can even be

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Research Centers on Poplars

(R&D)  In May a team of researchers led by Rick Meilan, associate professor of forestry and natural resources, began a

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Dividing Corn Stover Makes Ethanol Conversion More Efficient

(PhysOrg.com/Purdue University)  Not all parts of a corn stalk are equal, and they shouldn’t be treated that way when creating

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

BP, Unlilever among Investors Pouring $49M into ZeaChem, Chromatin, Agradis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …There’s a rumor going around the biofuels and biomaterials business that today represents one of

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

First-of-a-kind Tension Wood Study Broadens Biofuels Research

(Physorg.com)  Taking a cue from Mother Nature, researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center have undertaken a first-of-its-kind

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Algenol Breaks Ground on Pilot Biorefinery in Florida

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Algenol)  Algenol Biofuels Inc. broke ground on the construction of its pilot-scale integrated biorefinery on Oct. 24.  This

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

New Bioproducts Market to Outgrow Biofuels

by Deanna Lush  (Stock Journal)  …As part of the study, former University of Guelph, Ontario, professor of crop science Terry

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Oregon State University Study: Woody Biomass Not a Good Substitute For Fossil Fuels

by Amelia Templeton  (EarthFix)  In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, researchers at OSU suggest that efforts to thin Northwest

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Mission NewEnergy Awarded World’s First Jatropha Biofuel ISCC Certification

(Proactive Investors Australia)  Biofuels company Mission NewEnergy  has become the first commercial scale provider of Jatropha in the world to

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Agency Gets Another State Grant

by Carole Duran (Reading Eagle.com)  Berks County Intermediate Unit has been awarded a $100,000 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant from the state

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Trek: The Next Generation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Overall, there remain more than 100 companies chasing the prize of developing an algae biomaterials

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Solid Energy/Christchurch City Council Biodiesel Research a success

(Scoop/Christchurch City Council)  A wastewater treatment process that recycles biodiesel glycerol and produces ‘green’ renewable energy is now underway in

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol ‘Floodgates’ May Open in 2013, Poet LLC Says

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  Cellulosic ethanol output may surge starting in 2013, when the first commercial-scale plants “open the floodgates”

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Schneider Property Proposed for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Now up for Sale

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  The land deal for a proposed trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider is off, according to

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Cobalt and Rhodia to Jointly Develop Bagasse Based Bio n-Butanol Market in Latin America

(Cobalt)  Cobalt Technologies, a leading developer of next generation bio-based chemicals and Rhodia, a specialty chemical company, today announced the

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

3rd Biomass Trade & Power February 23-24, 2012 Brussels, Belgium

  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

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Tallow Replaces Crude Oil as Biofuels Head to War: Commodities

by Alex Morales and Louise Downing (Bloomberg News/San Francisco Chronicle)    Biofuels face their biggest test yet — whether they

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

An Introduction to Next Generation Biofuels November 21, 2011 London, UK

  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

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Local Lawmakers Unveil Plan for Attracting, Keeping Jobs in Illinois

by Will Buss (News-Democrat)  Two state lawmakers believe they have a solution to Illinois’  high unemployment rate. Rep. Dwight Kay,

October 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Air France and Airbus Team for Low Emissions Flight

(AviationBrief.com)  Air France is laying claim to the world’s lowest CO² emissions commercial flight, after operating a service from Toulouse-Blagnac to

October 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Plans to Build First Biodiesel Plant in Schuylkill

by Stephen J. Pytak   (RepublicanHerald.com)  A company is planning to start up the first biodiesel plant in Schuylkill County,

October 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Maersk Uses Emsys for USN Biofuel Trials

(Maersk/MarineLink.com)  W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) was asked to supply its Emsys laser-based Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) for the purpose

October 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Baton Rouge Port May Get Biodiesel Refinery

by Ted Griggs (The Advocate)  The Port of Greater Baton Rouge could become the home of a $30 million biodiesel

October 24, 2011 Read Full Article

2012: Game on for 13 Biofuels Contenders

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  13 companies. 5 already public – eight filing for IPOs. In the first category, Codexis,

October 24, 2011 Read Full Article

The Government Wants Your Advice on Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What do they need, you ask? Your insight on, broadly speaking, how to structure the

October 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Amyris & ETH Bioenergia Sign Agreement to Produce Biofene® in Brazil

(Amyris)  Two Million Ton Sugarcane Crush Capacity to be added in Brazil for High-Performance Renewable Chemicals and Fuels Amyris, Inc.

October 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Los Alamos National Laboratory Develops First Genetically Engineered “Magnetic” Algae

(Los Alamos National Laboratory)  LANL scientists have genetically engineered “magnetic” algae to investigate alternative, more efficient harvesting and lipid extraction

October 21, 2011 Read Full Article

B30 Biodiesel Blend Fuels Carbon Reduction Bid

(Argent Energy)  Switching to Argent Energy’s 30 per cent biodiesel blend is helping a leading leaflet marketing specialist in its ambition

October 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Proof That Buses Can Use Ethanol

(The Nation)  The project, involving King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, the Industry Ministry’s Department of Industrial Promotion and 10

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Dems Press Supercommittee to Go after Oil subsidies

by Ben Geman (The Hill/E2Wire)  The latest effort came in a Friday letter from 38 members, spearheaded by Reps. Earl

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Congressman Introduces Bill to Require More E15 testing

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Citing “serious concerns” with the U.S. EPA’s decision to allow E15 to be used

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Growing Algae Could Clean the Chesapeake Bay and Create Biofuel

By Richelle Gonzalez   (Severna Park Patch)  University of Maryland researcher says algae could remove pollutants from agricultural wastewater. The

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

5th International Algae Congress December 1-2, 2011 Berlin, Germany

  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.

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New Scientific Journal, Algal Research, to Launch in 2012

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algal Research, an international scientific journal that will cover emerging technologies in algal biology, biomass production, cultivation,

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Lux Research Says Boom in Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Finance Nears End

(Algae Industry Magazine)  According to a newly published report by Lux Research, multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and a wave of IPOs indicate

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Market for Biofuels Expected to Double

(Auto News/ZAuto)    Many who have dismissed biofuels as impractical fuel sources may want to think again. As the worldwide

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Avec le Projet Futurol, la France Mise sur les Biocarburants de Seconde Génération

(Le Monde)  Dans de vastes hangars sont stockés des bottes de paille, des tiges de miscanthus (sorte de roseau parfois

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Our Troops Deserve the Support that Flows from Domestic Biofuels, Says Gen. Clark

Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) (Biofuels Digest)  … Our nation imagines itself the most free and secure in the world, yet

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Biomaterials Growing at 3X the Global GDP Rate

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Survey says: Biofuels and biomaterials growing rapidly, seeking new friends, markets …Biofuels Digest reports that

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Post Oil: Electrofuels Are an Oil-Substitute Minus the Eons

(Christian Science Monitor)   … Pamela Silver and her colleagues aim to compress the oil-forming process to nearly instantaneous, with

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

New Sources Near for Biofuels

(Harvard Science)  Chris Somerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute, said global biofuels are already mainstream, with ethanol from corn totaling

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Spain’s Abengoa to Build Ethanol Plant in Uruguay

(Argus Media)  Spain’s Abengoa is building a 70mn l/yr (1,200 b/d) ethanol plant in Uruguay under a $120mn contract with

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Cassandra Lin, Rhode Island Student, Applauded For Recycled Biodiesel Project

by Pete Danko (Earth Techling/Huffington Post)   …The child this time is 13-year-old Cassandra Lin, who two years ago came

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae from Ethanol Plant Shows Promise as Poultry Feed

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An algae strain grown by BioProcess Algae LLC at Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.’s 65

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

The Dawn of the New Algae: Cleaning up and Enriching Biofuels, with Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iowa algae and corn ethanol project points the way towards optimizing delivery of feed, fuel,

October 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Henan Tianguan Expands the Capacity of Cellulosic Ethanol

(SB Wire)  Henan Tianguan Fuel Ethanol Co., Ltd. (Henan Tianguan) plans to launch cellulosic ethanol plants to expand its capacity

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine Interview: Syed Isa Syed Alwi

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  When Syed Alwi speaks about the algae industry, you get the feeling that he

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Feedstock and Fuel for Bioenergy

by Dr. Carl Kukkonen  (Viaspace) At the September 2011 Biorefining Conference,Dr. Kukkonen spoke about the properties of Giant King Grass.

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Op-Ed: Research Key to Food and Fuel Production

by Gale Buchanan & Bobby Moser  (AgriPulse) …Government-funded research can help solve another of our greatest problems – our dependence

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Tree Breeding Technique Identified for Better Bioenergy Use

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers from the University of Florida have found a way for tree breeders to

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

New Fuel Might Mean Higher Gas Prices for Chicago

by Kathryn Ferrara (Medill News Service/Northwest Indiana)  Chicago area drivers may pay more for gasoline next year if the state

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Report Faults Wall Street for High Energy Prices

by Ben Protess (New York Times)  A new report by Better Markets, a nonprofit group advocating constraints on speculative trading,

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Monsanto Sorghum Seeds to Yield Brazil Ethanol During Cane Break

by Stephan Nielsen  (Bloomberg)  Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, will sell enough sweet sorghum for 20,000 hectares (49,400

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M&G Group Partners with TPG to Form BETA RENEWABLES, the Global Leader in Second Generation Bio-Ethanol and Bio-based Chemicals

(M&G)  Gruppo Mossi and Ghisolfi (“M&G”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Chemtex, is pleased to announce that it has founded BETA

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Coskata, Inc.’s Semi-Commercial Facility Demonstrates Two Years of Successful Operation

(Coskata)   With More than 15,000 Run Hours, Company Focus Turns to Commercial Scale Facilities Coskata, Inc., a developer of

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Biofuels Approved for Use in All Hawker Beechcraft Turbine Powered Aircraft

(Hawker Beechcraft)  Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that all of its turbine-powered aircraft are approved to use biofuels –

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In Memoriam: Dan Wheldon 1978-2011

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dan Wheldon who died in a 15-car crash at the Las Vegas IndyCar race

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ALMS Celebrates Fourth Year of Green Racing at Season Finale

(American Le Mans Series)  Dyson Racing, Mazda and BMW Crowned 2011 Green Champions After an intense season of nine races throughout

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Uganda: Planned Sweet Sorghum Project to Create 250 Jobs

by Dennis Picco (Esse Community)  Up to 250 jobs are expected to be created in Kayunga District, Uganda, after the launch

October 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Are IPOs Signaling Biorefining Market Growth Potential?

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  In an industry that’s working feverishly to commercialize drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels and chemicals to diversify

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Biofuel Cost Cut by Hydrotreating Process Replacement

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  A major factor limiting innovative bio fuel firms from commercializing their technologies is the need

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EU Votes in Favor of Hiking Import Taxes for High Ethanol Blends

(Platts)  The EU’s Customs Code Committee approved Wednesday a draft regulation to raise import taxes for high ethanol blends, a

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MSE Enviro-Tech Corp. Announces Positive Results From City Transit Sales: Initiates Broader Offering to Municipalities

(MarketWire)  MSE Enviro-Tech Corp.  reported on the expansion of its biodiesel trials from 19 months of successful results. Since Q1

October 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Meeting the EU RED Biofuel Sustainability Requirements – Alternative Options November 3, 2011 Webinar 5:00AM ET or 12:00PM ET

  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

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Cooking-Oil Theft: Arlington Police Charge Two with Increasingly Common Crime

by Allison Klein (The Washington Post)  For months, used cooking oil has been disappearing from containers behind Washington area restaurants.

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UK Study Suggests Biodiesel Will Be Critical to Oilheat Market

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The use of renewable alternatives to petroleum-based heating oil in the U.K., such as fatty

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Jobe, Huber Kick off Northeast Bioheat Workshop

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The biodiesel and oilheat industries have a long-standing history working alongside each other respectively serving

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Biorefining from Waste Plastics, Algae

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Sean Arnold, chief operating officer for Cleveland, Ohio-based Vadxx Energy and Lawrence Walmsley, CEO of

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Biomass Project Finance Experts Introduce Aggregation Strategy

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The biomass industry is a new frontier for the team at the Gemstone Group, a

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Experts Explain Feedstock Supply Chain Intricacies

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Ask J.D. Lindberg, principal and CFO for Resource Recycling Systems Inc., about the intricacies of

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Hydrotreating Algae for Jet Fuel

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …(John) Daly concluded that investors are looking for biofuels winners in a field that

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Blender Pump Installed in Rochester

by Janet Kubat Willette (AgriNews.com)   …The Sinclair station at 205 Sixth St. S.W. in Rochester installed a blender pump

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IDGA 3rd Annual Alternative Energy for Defense October 24-26, 2011 Vienna, VA

  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

October 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Instant View – EU Announces Shake-Up of Farm Policy

(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

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The One Time It Makes Clear Sense to Buy E85

by Nick Goddard (Popular Mechanics)  Last month I rented a Chevy HHR in Detroit, and I quickly remembered all the things

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Thailand Revives Hub Plan

(UpstreamOnline)  Thailand aims to revive a long-stalled plan to become an oil trading and biofuel hub in Southeast Asia, challenging

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Primus Green Energy Produces Drop-In Fuel with 25% Longer Runtime; Proprietary Thermal Chemical Process Successfully Tested In Pilot Production

(Enhanced Online News)    Primus Green Energy (“Primus”), the leader in renewable, drop-in fuel, successfully proved its pilot scale production is

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Quick Win: Aviation Biofuels Offers Breakout for Clean Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Copenhagen this week, a coalition of companies and associations involved in aviation biofuels made

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Richard Branson Calls for Greener Tax Regime

(Business Green)  Billionaire warns of “mother of all recessions” unless investment in renewable energy increases Sir Richard Branson has called

October 12, 2011 Read Full Article

OECD and IEA Recommend Reforming Fossil-Fuel Subsidies to Improve the Economy and the Environment

(International Energy Agency)  Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of

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International Groups Urge Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   Two international organizations are recommending reform of fossil-fuel subsidies to improve the economy and the

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How Waste Management Treats Waste as Resource

by Tilde Herrera  (GreenBiz.com)  …That’s because for Waste Management, garbage isn’t just garbage anymore. “You can begin to extrapolate some

October 12, 2011 Read Full Article

6th A3PS Conference November 15-16, 2011 Vienna, Austria

  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

October 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels in Eastern Africa: Dangers Yes, but Much Potential as Well

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe News)  Biofuel production is booming. Worldwide, production of ethanol for fuel has almost quintupled since 2000, while that of

October 12, 2011 Read Full Article

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