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Horn of Africa Famine – Ethanol Cookstoves for Dadaab Refugee Camp
November 30, 2011 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Project Gaia, Inc., a U.S. non profit with operations in East Africa, is working with the UNHCR and others to bring relief to refugees from the Horn of Africa Famine in a very …

Navy Energy Director Speaks on US Need for Global Biofuels
November 29, 2011 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The military has been especially active in the push to develop biobased jet fuel, but the U.S. Department of Defense’s interest in biomass-based energy sources is not limited to biofuels. …

Review of Peat Surface Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil Palm Plantations in Southeast Asia
November 29, 2011 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Growth in palm oil production has been a key component of meeting growing global demand for vegetable oil, including for biodiesel, over recent decades. This growth has been accompanied by mounting concern over …

Algae as a Feedstock for Biofuels: An Assessment of the Current Status and Potential for Algal Biofuels Production
November 29, 2011 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

(Network Biofuels)  In 2010, the IEA Advanced Motor Fuels Implementing Agreement and the IEA Bioenergy Task 39 both commissioned reports on the status and potential opportunities for Algal Biofuels. While there were substantial similarities in …

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Makes Algae Cell Swimming Discovery
November 29, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis originally formed to study hydroelectric energy, but today the research team at St. Anthony is …

African Association Aims to Drive Cleantech Development
November 29, 2011 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The African CleanTech Association launched Oct. 24 and, according to ACTA spokeswoman Suza Adam, the primary goal of the group is to assist in the development of African enterprises and …

Witt Targets Algae Nutrient Gas Market
November 29, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Witt-gas, the German-based company specializing in gas control systems has announced their increased focus on adapting their suite of products and services to the algae cultivation market, with a focus on blending …

Green Super Slime a Potential Solution to Greenhouse Gases
November 29, 2011 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Munro (PostMedia News/  …The faster the organisms suck up carbon dioxide, the better, as John McDougall, president of the National Research Council, envisions big things for the lowly microbes.McDougall is a long-time and …

Sloud, Inc. Acquires SouthWest BioFuels
November 29, 2011 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Sloud, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired SouthWest BioFuels, Inc., a Tucson Arizona based, development stage company focused on the research and development of algae based bio fuels and related biomass products. The SouthWest BioFuels …

Stover for Power—Not Just Biofuels
November 29, 2011 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  Partnering to produce energy from stover could be an attractive option for corn ethanol plants.
In mid-July, right around the time the area’s corn crop was beginning to …

Mid-South Community College’s Renewable Energy Facility Named after Marion Berry
November 29, 2011 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Michael Sheffield (Memphis Business Journal)  Mid-South Community Collegewill name its $9 million renewable energy facility after retired Congressman Marion Berry.
The 35,000-square-foot Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center will provide a learning facility for the school’s green jobs training, …

Indo-UK Joint Research Projects for Bioenergy and Water Dynamics
November 29, 2011 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(ZME Science)  Developing alternative but sustainable energy resources to save scarce fossil resources and understanding the dynamics of changing water cycles to improve ecosystems in South Asia.
These are the broad areas agreement for green-field collaborative …

US Carbon Storage System Breaks New Ground
November 29, 2011 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Tim Wall  (  The Midwest now boasts the United States’ first large scale carbon sequestration project working in conjunction with a biofuel plant.
Carbon dioxide emissions from an Archer Daniels Midland Company corn ethanol plant …

Research Reduces Toxins, Improves Distillers Grains
November 29, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Virginia Tech and USDA researchers developed strategy that reduces barley toxins sometimes present in distillers grains used for animal feed. The strategy modifies the ethanol fermentation process and focuses …

Studies Evaluate Impact of Nutrients in DDGS Manure
November 29, 2011 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Canada’s Beef Cattle Research Council has funded several multi-year studies examining how the nutrients in distillers dried grains with soluble (DDGS) impact manure and found that the increased phosphorous …

Airport BP Offering E85 in Virginia’s Tidewater Area
November 29, 2011 – 10:36 am | No Comment

by Ann Marie Edwards ( Attention travelers in the Tidewater, Va. area, the Airport BP is now offering E85 ethanol at its full-service auto repair center and convenience store located near Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. …

Ethanol Margins to Fall: Blender Credit Will Expire at Year’s End
November 29, 2011 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Ethanol producers will lose about 25 to 30 cents per gallon on operating profits when the tax credit for blenders goes away after Dec. 31.
…(Walt) Wendland, who also is president …

Two Oklahoma Lawmakers File Bills to Bar Castor Beans
November 29, 2011 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Randy Krehbiel (Durant Daily Democrat)  …Ricin, which can be extracted from crushed castor beans, is so potent a toxin that a dose equivalent to a few grains of salt induces a slow, agonizing death …

Ethanol and Boat-Fuel Storage Tips
November 29, 2011 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Tom Richardson (BoatingLocal)  The December 2011 issue of BoatU.S. magazine contains a useful and informative article on ethanol-blend gasoline and the proper way to store it over the winter. Based on advice from major …

Biomass a New Strategic Industry for the Economy
November 29, 2011 – 9:53 am | No Comment

(The Star)  …Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said in a speech during the launch of BioMalaysia 2011 and the 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial and Bio-Energy on Monday that the country could reap …

Zimbabwe: Zesa Dithers Over Ethanol Plant
November 29, 2011 – 9:50 am | No Comment

(  …GreenFuel partnered Government in a US$600 million ethanol production project in Chisumbanje, currently with the capacity to produce 18MW, using bio-waste for ethanol manufacture.
But there is no infrastructure to carry electricity from the ethanol …

Thesis Chemistry to Build Iowa Biorefinery Using Stover Lignin
November 29, 2011 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Working closely with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Nevada Economic Development Council, Mentor, Iowa-based Thesis Chemistry has selected a 40-acre site within the West Industrial Park of …

USPTO to Re-Examine One Butamax Patent in Gevo-Butamax Dispute
November 29, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Megan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reconsidering a patent issued in August to Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC for a fuel additive. Gevo claims that, “substantial …

Renewable Reserve Accounting: Building the Biofuels Balance Sheet
November 29, 2011 – 9:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Should biofuels have its own reserve accounting system and accompanying balance sheet booster, just as the oil & gas industry has? Ceres CEO Richard Hamilton says “yes”, and explains why, …

Algae Experiment May Be ‘Game Changer’
November 28, 2011 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Loury  (The Monterey County Herald)  Scientists aim to create biofuel
Tiny green algae grown in floating plastic bags may one day wean us from our voracious fossil fuel consumption.
Such is the vision of Jonathan …

Qteros Lives, Says New CEO
November 28, 2011 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Kyle Alspach (Boston Business Journal)  Despite layoffs and the removal of its CEO, venture-backed ethanol firm Qteros says it’s moving forward with part of its commercialization plan — though it appears work at its Chicopee …

Novozymes Urges Committee to Explore Oil Alternatives
November 28, 2011 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The president of biofuel enzyme producer Novozymes last week called on a House subcommittee to explore alternatives to drilling for oil to meet the country’s energy needs.
In a written statement prepared for the …

Agrisol’s $100 Million Land Deal Opposed by US Environment Group
November 28, 2011 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Kelley (The East African)  A leading US environmental group is opposing the planned purchase of 325,000 hectares of land in Tanzania by an American company.
…Opponents charge that the deal amounts to a “land …

Feature: Algal Biofuels and the Future of Renewable Energy
November 28, 2011 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Fiona Wylie (Australian Life Scientist)   A group of specially adapted green algae may hold the answer to sustainable and renewable energy for the future, helped by the Sun and more than a pinch of …

Chevron: Oil… Yes, but Geothermal, Solar and Biofuels Too
November 28, 2011 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Toby Price (Renewable Energy Magazine) …Calculations by Bloomberg New Energy Finance using the most recent data show that more is being spent on new rolling out new renewable energy capacity than on new fossil …

Biofuel an Energy Resource Idea for Pakistan in Recent Energy Calamity
November 28, 2011 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Naseem Sheikh (Business Recorder)  …A research Study conducted by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, suggests that the country’s energy demand is expected to increase three fold by 2050, but supply position is not inspiring …

Dangote Stakes $7.7bn in Rivers Energy City
November 28, 2011 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Ignatius Chukwu (Business Day)  Aliko Dangote, president, Dangote Group, has directed his investment gaze in the direction of Rivers State with initial $7.7 billion (N1.2 trillion) stake in the state’s emerging energy city.
Rivers Energy …

Coping with the Cost of Heat: Alternative Energy Sources Available
November 28, 2011 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Caywood  (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)  Rising heating oil prices and dire forecasts predicting the most expensive heating season ever have left many local homeowners feeling anything but warm and fuzzy, with some scrambling …

Bagasse – the Big Prize
November 28, 2011 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)    …Then, there’s bagasse. That leftover residue at the sugar mill after squeezing out all the cane juice.
Exciting enough that Cobalt recently signed an agreement with the 10th largest global …

Free Job Training: 55 Grants Available to Retrain Workers for Biofuels Industry
November 28, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(University of California San Diego Extension/PR NewsWire)  If algae is to be the solution for America’s pain at the gas pump, trained workers are needed to make that a reality. Applications are now available for …

Mast from Classic Racing Yacht Holds One of the Keys to Sustainable Biofuels
November 28, 2011 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

…A detailed structure of crystalline cellulose in algae was produced a decade ago. But only about half of the cellulose in wood fibres and crop plants is crystalline, the rest is disordered.  The challenge was …

DOD Steps Up Innovation in Installation Energy, Recognizes Limits in Biofuels
November 28, 2011 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Matt Hourihan (The Energy Collective) …In the other development, a report released earlier this month by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs and the Defense Logistics …

AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd.: Update on Acquisition of Plantations
November 28, 2011 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(AMG/MarketWire)  AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ABG), a Canadian publicly traded company, wishes to provide an update on the progress of its acquisition of a 133 hectare jatropha plantation and a 201 …

Sundrop Announces $450M Biofuels Project in Louisiana
November 28, 2011 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Sundrop Fuels announced that they have agreed to purchase about 1,200 acres of land near Alexandria, Louisiana to build their first plant.  Using forest waste and hydrogen from natural …

Testing Demonstrates Gevo’s Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend is Superior to E15 Fuel for Boaters
November 28, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) just released a report evaluating isobutanol, provided by Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), that shows great promise for it as a petroleum blendstock for the boating industry. Over the summer, NMMA conducted two …

Monster Mash, or the Case of the Micro-Spider’s Web
November 28, 2011 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Philippe Marlière, co-founder of Global Bioenergies and president of its Scientific Advisory Board, comments: “Carbon monoxide combines the attractive features of biochemical versatility and virtuous sourcing. Most importantly, carbon monoxide …

Senegal: Biofuels Boost Land-Grab Conflict in Country
November 28, 2011 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(  A biofuels project in northern Senegal has triggered violent clashes between villagers, leaving one person dead and two seriously wounded.
A police source says residents of Fanayé village “fought with sticks and machetes” in a …

Bio-Ethanol from Norwegian Timber in Statoil Fuel
November 28, 2011 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Statoil)  For the first time ever bio-ethanol from Norwegian timber will be blended into transport fuel. The bio-ethanol is produced by the bio refinery Borregaard and will be available to Statoil customers who tank fuel95 …

Leaf Energy Adds Third Cellulosic Energy Technology to Portfolio with Exclusive Agreement
November 28, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Angela Kean  (Proactive Investors Australia)  Leaf Energy (ASX: LER) has signed worldwide exclusive licence agreement with Texas A & M University to develop the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii as a production platform for high …

The Garbage Anomaly: What is a Dirty Murf and What Can You Do about It?
November 28, 2011 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by David Bransby (Auburn University/Biofuels Digest)  …In contrast, infrastructure for collection of municipal solid waste (MSW) is already in place and paid for, and those who collect and dispose of it get paid for their …

Clean Food, Via Clean Fuel
November 28, 2011 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The secret that “food vs fuel” proponents don’t want you to think about? Not all food is created equal. Dirty food, made using dirty process, makes a dirty world. And …

SADC Urged to Consider Biofuel Regulations
November 28, 2011 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

(Alternative Energy Africa)  Foreign firms are increasing their interest in the biofuel sector resulting in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) being urged to implement policy and legal mechanisms to foster responsible investments.
The World Wild …

Study Shows High Emissions from Growing Biodiesel from Palm Oil
November 28, 2011 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Transport & Environment)  Biofuels produced from palm oil grown in tropical peatlands are a significant source of greenhouse gases. This is the finding of a new study done for the International Council on Clean Transportation …

South African Airways Mulls Big Biofuels Shift in Bid to Avoid Possible Carbon Penalties
November 28, 2011 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Terence Creamer (Engineering News)   Biofuels may need to comprise as much as half of South African Airways’ (SAA’s) fuel supply by 2020 if the national carrier is to avoid future carbon penalties, Public …

CORE BioFuel Completes Tests on Wood-to-Gasoline Process
November 28, 2011 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(Energy Business Review)  Canada-based CORE BioFuel has tested the last step in its wood-to-gasoline process to produce high-octane, benzene-free, drop-in gasoline.
Under contract with CORE, RECAT Technologies completed a set of test runs of the catalytic …

Crop of the Week: Sugar Cane
November 28, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Kurt Nolte(Yuma Sun/Yuma County Cooperative Extension)  • Sugar cane is an exploratory crop in Yuma County and, like sweet sorghum, is being researched for the production of biofuels in Arizona.
• Sugar cane is considered …

A Day in the Life of Biofuels, 2011
November 28, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest announced the winners of its “Day in the Life of Biofuels” photo contest, and published the winning entries.
…Grand Prize and First Prize winners have been published at, …

Carbon Dioxide Applications – A Key to Ethanol Project Developments
November 28, 2011 – 9:20 am | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …All ethanol ventures should take a fresh look at CO2 as a great opportunity for future revenue developments, probably as a primary reason, would be for CO2 recovery and …

Iowa State University Scientists Genetically Increase Algae Biomass by More Than 50 Percent
November 28, 2011 – 9:17 am | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  Research at Iowa State University has led to discovery of a genetic method that can increase biomass in algae by 50 to 80 percent.
The breakthrough comes from expressing certain genes in algae …

Town of Gunning Are Turning Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Fuel for a School Bus
November 28, 2011 – 9:03 am | No Comment

by  Samantha Townsend (The Daily Telegraph)  With the price of fuel skyrocketing, residents in the tiny town of Gunning have come up with an environmentally friendly and cost-effective answer to running their school bus. They …

Second-Generation Ethanol Processing Cost Prohibitive: Study
November 28, 2011 – 8:53 am | No Comment

(PhysOrg)  Costs for second-generation ethanol processing, which will ease the stress on corn and sugarcane, are unlikely to be competitive until 2020, according to a unique Queen’s University study.
…The researchers found that building large scale …

ExxonMobil CEO Says Energy Demand Set to Rise by 30% to 2040
November 28, 2011 – 8:44 am | No Comment

(Platts)  Global economic output is set to double as the global population grows to 8.7 billion people by 2040, when global energy demand will be 30% higher than it was in 2010, ExxonMobil CEO Rex …

Neb. Enzyme Plant Readies to Supply Biofuel Plants
November 22, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Josh Funk (Yahoo!News/AP)  The leading maker of the enzymes used to produce biofuels says the declining political support for ethanol hasn’t diminished the long-term prospects for the industry making fuel from plants.
Novozymes plans to open a major …

Cheap ethanol assets a thing of the past – Green Plains
November 22, 2011 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Argus)  The days of snapping up undervalued ethanol plants for expansion are over, Green Plains Renewable Energy’s chief executive told investors on its most recent conference call.
Plants with the right equipment and good locations could …

Chopping the Cellulosic Ethanol Down Payment: Is <$100M for Full-Scale Possible?
November 22, 2011 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Finding it hard to spare that $350 million for your cellulosic ethanol project? Here’s a system, available for licensing in 2012, that can bring down the upfront cost by a …

Community Colleges Leading Rural-Based Green Economy Initiatives December 8, 2011 2:00 PM ET Webinar
November 21, 2011 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Community Colleges Leading Rural-Based Green Economy Initiatives   December 8, 2011  2:00 PM ET  Webinar

Renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable agriculture offer real, viable economic opportunities for rural regions. Learn how the U.S. Department of Agriculture is supporting these efforts and how community colleges are both preparing a qualified …

Alternative Fuel Vehicles: New Technology, Refined Workforce Programs November 30, 2011 Webinar 1:00PM ET
November 21, 2011 – 4:27 pm | No Comment
Alternative Fuel Vehicles: New Technology, Refined Workforce Programs     November 30, 2011  Webinar  1:00PM ET

The American Association of Community Colleges’ SEED initiative and the National Council for Workforce Education invite you to a FREE webinar.
Alternative fuel vehicles is a growing segment of the green economy. As market demand evolves …

Study: Meeting Green Transport Targets May Need £895m Biofuels Spend
November 21, 2011 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Will Nichols (Business Green)  Government research body says next generation biofuels made from waste are a feasible low carbon option
The UK could miss its renewable transport targets unless it spends £900m over the next …

Lawmakers Nearing Deal on Farm Subsidies
November 21, 2011 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  A draft summary of the new farm bill that lawmakers have been finalizing says farmers will have a new subsidy system to supplement the coverage they now have through …

Analysis: U.S. Government a Tenuous Beachhead for Biofuel Firms
November 21, 2011 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(CNBC/Reuters)  The U.S. military has emerged as a key ally for fledgling producers of non-food-based biofuels, who find themselves threatened by looming budget cuts and growing political hostility to renewable energy funding.
A U.S. Navy plan …

Naperville Yard Waste to Become Fuel Treasure
November 21, 2011 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Mick Swasko  (Chicago Tribune)  … The city will unveil a new “green fuels depot” next week. The facility will be used to convert yard waste into electricity, ethanol and hydrogen.
The city can put the electricity …

Is U.S. Farm Boom Sitting on an Ethanol Bubble?
November 21, 2011 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

By Christine Stebbins  (Reuters)  Grain farmers in the Midwest may want to pinch themselves.
In recent years they have been buoyed by a dream scenario. Record high prices. Record high profits. Record high farmland values. Near …

City Sues Failed Osage Ethanol Plant
November 21, 2011 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The city of Hopewell, Va., has moved forward with a court case against Osage Bio Energy LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Appomattox Bio Energy LLC, after the company …

Supercommittee Should Preserve Farm Energy Programs in the Farm Bill for in the Best Interest of the Nation: William Richards and Dennis McGinn
November 21, 2011 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by William Richards and Dennis McGinn (The Plain Dealer)  Guest Columnists:  The future of the government’s role in U.S. agriculture remains about as uncertain today as it was before the 1933 enactment of the Agricultural …

Reflections on Advanced Biofuels Markets Conference, San Francisco, November 8-10
November 21, 2011 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels Markets conference held in San Francisco on November 8-10 provided a great gateway to get plugged into the biofuels industry. The conference offered an excellent line-up of …

Working Together On Fuel – Biofuels Are an Industry Priority
November 21, 2011 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(International Air Transport Association)  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on stakeholders in the aviation and air transport fuel supply value chains to join together on three critical areas for innovation: safety, environment and …

Corn Gene Boosts Biofuels from Switchgrass
November 21, 2011 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  …Unlike the starch sugars in grains, the complex polysaccharides in the cellulose of plant cell walls are locked within a tough woody material called lignin. For advanced biofuels to be economically competitive, scientists …

Venture Capitalist Marianne Wu On Why Now Is The Right Time For Biofuels
November 21, 2011 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Rachel Z. Arndt (Fast Company)  “It’s a really exciting time in biofuels and biochemicals,” VC Marianne Wu says. “We’re looking at massive markets, increased demand, and significant advances in biology and chemistry. A lot …

Impact Of Ethanol Industry In Canada Assessed In New Conference Board Report
November 21, 2011 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Conference Board of Canada)  The Conference Board of Canada today released a study assessing the economic impact of the ethanol industry in Canada, its environmental and health effects, and the balance between the energy required …

Ondo to Establish Ethanol Plants, Sugarcane Plantations
November 21, 2011 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(The Nation)  Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Ademola Olorunfemi,  has said  that the current administration in the state had perfected arrangements to establish three ethanol plants in the state.
Olorunfemi, who stated this in an …

Hot Commodity: Thieves Acquire Taste for Used Cooking Oil
November 21, 2011 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Richard Blackwell  (CTV News/The Globe and Mail)   …The theft of used oil and grease has become a big problem in Canada, mirroring a trend south of the border.
The price of “yellow grease” – …

Waste Management Invests in Fulcrum, Provides $70M Debt for First Commercial Project
November 21, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Waste Management announced that it has closed an equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy.  In connection with this investment, WM agreed to a secured loan facility that provides for WM’s …

Zimbabwe Embarks on Eco Friendly Fuel Project
November 18, 2011 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Paul Nyakazeya  (The Independent)  Zimbabwe through Green Fuel has joined a growing list of world economies taking up the call to reduce carbon emission while enjoying local benefits of a homegrown solution to fuel …

Hoosier Implement Dealer Develops Corn Stover Harvest Solution
November 18, 2011 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Andy Eubank  (Hoosier Ag Today)  Homegrown Indiana innovation for farmers was displayed Tuesday in Fulton County when the New Holland Rochester manager climbed aboard a combine with his patented Cornrower and created a windrow …

UGA Creates “Super Yeast” to Aid Ethanol Production
November 18, 2011 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)  The University of Georgia researchers created a “super strain” of yeast that ferments ethanol from pretreated pine as part of an effort to help biofuels take the place of gasoline for fuel.
… …

Opinion: Columnist Ignores Realities of Our Overreliance on Oil
November 18, 2011 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

By Kevin Skunes (INFORUM)  As the thousands of North Dakotans whose livelihoods depend on the farming and energy industries know, this state is playing a critical role in decreasing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
Unfortunately, …

EPA, DOE Release 2012 Fuel Economy Guide
November 18, 2011 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Want to know what the best vehicles are for fuel economy, including flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs)? Consult the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, released by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE …

SIGMA Joins Coaltion for E85
November 18, 2011 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) has officially joined the Coalition for E85 in the effort to have 85 percent ethanol designated as an alternative fuel under the tax code.
… “E85 as an …

Toward More Cost-Effective Production of Biofuels from Plant Lignocellulosic Biomass
November 18, 2011 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  …However, technologies are being developed to generate bioethanol from non-food sources, such as the lignocellulosics present in switchgrass and trees. The sugars locked in the polymers of cell walls, i.e., cellulose, hemicellulose and …

Airbus Video Series Highlights Advanced Biofuels
November 18, 2011 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Airbus)  This video spotlights Airbus’ alternative fuels research programme, which is a core tenet of the company’s initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of air transport. Programme head Sebastien Remy reviews a range of viable …

Shell Believes Biofuels Will Play Major Role in Future
November 18, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Louise Hutchinson (Credit Plus)  …The General Manager of fuel development strategy and alternative energies at Shell, Arthur Reijnhart, sees a landscape with a much more diverse energy supply emerging over the next few decades. This, …

South Africa: Govt Sign Accord to Inject Billions Into Green Economy
November 18, 2011 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(All Africa)  On the eve of a major International Climate Change Conference to be hosted by South Africa, social partners and government signed a Green Economy Accord at parliament in Cape Town today (November 17, …

Philippine Senator wants accountability on failed bio-fuel project
November 18, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(SunStar)  Senator Francis Pangilinan has called on the Department of Agriculture to look into the P1 billion that the government lost to an abandoned project to produce biodiesel from jatropha plants.
The Philippine National Oil Company-Alternative …

Navy Launches Its Largest Biofuel Test for Ship
November 18, 2011 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Julie Watson (AP/Yahoo! News)  The U.S. Navy launched its largest alternative fuel test to date on Wednesday, pumping 20,000 gallons of algae-based fuel into a destroyer ship that will embark on a 20-hour trip along the California …

POET Targets Additional 10% GHG Reduction, 500 Million Pounds of Biobased Products
November 18, 2011 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(POET)  Goals part of Ingreenuity, the company’s initiative to enhance the environmental performance of ethanol
At the NASCAR Green Summit today (November 17, 2011), POET announced plans to decrease the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of ethanol …

Turning Over a New Leaf
November 18, 2011 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Electricity is difficult to store on a large scale, making the effort to store sunlight’s energy in chemical fuels one of the grand challenges of the 21st century. Today the …

Preparing to Manage Climate Change Financing
November 18, 2011 – 10:36 am | No Comment

by Simon D. Donner, Milind Kandlikar, Hisham Zerriffi (Science Magazine)  At the 2010 Cancun Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the international community agreed in principle to one of the …

UK-India Collaboration on Algal Bioenergy
November 18, 2011 – 8:40 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In New Delhi, India, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced plans for a £10M joint call for sustainable bioenergy research between the UK and India. The call …

Upcoming ‘Virtual Roundtable’ on the Future of Energy Is Key Opportunity November 18, 2011 Webinar
November 17, 2011 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Upcoming ‘Virtual Roundtable’ on the Future of Energy Is Key Opportunity   November 18, 2011   Webinar

(UNICA/Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association)  A live online discussion on how to achieve long-term global energy goals, organized by The Economist Conferences and scheduled for Friday, November 18th, is the type of gathering that needs to happen …

Report: 2011 Algae Biomass Summit
November 17, 2011 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Forrest Seltz (for Advanced Biofuels USA)   My name is Forrest Seltz. I am a student at Jennings Community Learning Center (JCLC) in St. Paul, which is a project based school. I have been …

‘If You Build It, We Will Buy It’ Says Airline CEO on Biojet Fuel
November 17, 2011 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The second week in November could go down as one of the most significant weeks for advanced biofuels, airline companies and the use of biofuel-blended jet fuel in the U.S. …

Solar Energy Consultant Partners with Advanced Biofuel Developer
November 17, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Australia’s Sunshine Coast could be home to an energy park that combines solar energy and a biomass-to-energy process developed by Aquaflow Bionomic Corp. The future energy facility will hinge on …

Aviation Biofuels Collaborative Efforts in Full Force
November 17, 2011 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  … “This regular commercial route powered by Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is a huge step in establishing the market for aviation biofuels and widespread use of these fuels,” said Jim Rekoske, …

Firm Says it Was Sold Phony Fuel Credits
November 17, 2011 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Courthouse News Service)  A fuel distributor claims two companies sold it millions of “fraudulently created, and thus invalid” renewable fuel identification numbers. RIN numbers are part of the U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, to …

Energy Sorghum: Researchers Develop High-Biomass Sorghum that Bypasses Flowering
November 17, 2011 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  What happens when sorghum doesn’t have to put energy into flowering and grain production? High-biomass sorghum that grows up to 20 feet tall, that’s what.
Texas AgriLife Research, part of …

Divergent Feedstocks: One Pine Tree as good as Another? Guess Again
November 17, 2011 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the process of researching various feedstocks for their startup company clients, Golden, Colo.-based Hazen Research Inc. noticed a trend. Feedstocks are not all created equal—even if that feedstock …

First Dual-Biofuels Station Opens in Raleigh
November 17, 2011 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(NBC17)  The first alternative fuels station in Raleigh opened Wednesday afternoon on New Bern Ave. selling E-85 Ethonal and B-20 Bio-diesel.
The Crown Express Mart is one of a tiny number of alternative fuel stations in …

Want Fuel Cells? Think Outside the Hydrogen Tank
November 17, 2011 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch)  …When most people hear the words “fuel cell,” they think of eco-friendly, hydrogen-powered cars that emit nothing more than water.
And that, says Professor Eric Wachsman, director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center …

Powers Officials Claim Money Is on Way for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant
November 17, 2011 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana)  Offering no firm timeline on when money for a proposed trash-to-ethanol plant would be in the bank, a man claiming to be the owner of a Nevada-based hedge fund said he …

EIA Issues 2012 Cellulosic Biofuel Predictions
November 17, 2011 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration predicts that only six cellulosic biofuel producers will make fuel available for sale in 2012, producing a total of just 6.9 million gallons …

Large Differences in the Climate Impact of Biofuels
November 17, 2011 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(  When biomass is combusted the carbon that once was bound in the growing tree is released into the atmosphere. For this reason, bioenergy is often considered carbon dioxide neutral. Research at the University of …

EU Biofuel Target Seen Driving Species Loss: Study
November 17, 2011 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Reuters)  A European Union target to promote the use of biofuels will accelerate global species loss because it encourages the conversion of pasture, savanna and forests into new cropland, EU scientists have warned.
…The scale of …

Natural Gas Threatens Biofuels?
November 17, 2011 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Carrin Hall (Energy Digital)  As the natural gas industry targets vehicles, what will happen to biofuels development?
Clean Energy Fuels, a leading natural gas provider in Seal Beach, has teamed up with Quarles Petroleum Inc. …

Smallholder Farmers Risk Being Forgotten in Sustainable Biofuels Race
November 17, 2011 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Maya Thatcher (Center for International Forestry Research)  Smallholder farmers in developing countries risk being left behind in the push to produce sustainable biofuels, deterred by complex and expensive certification schemes, according to a recent …

Maybank Launches US$500m Clean Energy Fund
November 17, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Premalatha Jayaraman (The Sun Daily)  Malayan Banking Bhd has launched a US$500 million (RM1.57 billion) private equity fund to invest in the wind, solar, geothermal, small hydro, biomass, biofuel and energy efficiency sectors in …

Bioenergy Critical Success Factors
November 17, 2011 – 9:21 am | No Comment

By B.A. (Ben) Thorp, Harry Seamans and Masood Akhtar  (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium/Biofuels Digest)   The Bioenergy Deployment Consortium identifies the four deciding factors in a company’s success or failure. Do you have the right stuff for …

Out from Solyndra’s Shadow
November 17, 2011 – 8:54 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/BIO)  Federal loan guarantees may be scuttled after the Solyndra affair – but should the baby really be thrown out with the bathwater?
…But the programs’ untimely end may coincide with the …

S-Day: US Must Keep Its Eyes on the Clean Energy Prize, Despite Setbacks
November 17, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here the Digest’s take: for bioenergy, S-Day is about Solyndra and Secretary Chu, but it isn’t really much about bioenergy. Out of an $80 billion authorization for clean energy loan …

New Report Highlights Growth of Advanced Biofuels in US
November 16, 2011 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(The National Non-Food Crops Centre)   Renewable Waste Intelligence have published a free municipal solid waste to biofuel report, which explores the current state of the market in the US.
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is increasingly …

What’s Not to Like about Developing and Using Biofuels? Nothing
November 16, 2011 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Highlands Today) Editorial:  …We believe ethanol is a big part of the immediate solution to U.S. fuel shortages. Our country must become energy independent. Nothing can bring us to our knees quicker than having someone …

DuPont’s Cellulosic Plans
November 16, 2011 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Melody Bomgardne (Central Science/Cleantech Chemistry)  DuPont has been digesting its acquisition of Danisco for a while now, and has sent out an update about what used to be called DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol – …

AE Biofuels, Now Aemetis, To Add Renewable Rubber to Tthanol Line
November 16, 2011 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  AE Biofuels Inc. has a new name and, with it, a plan to expand the product line at existing ethanol plants. The company announced Nov. 15 that its shareholders …

Can Algae Feed the World and Fuel the Planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter
November 16, 2011 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by David Biello (Scientific American)  Microbes will be the (human) food- and fuel-makers of the future, if J. Craig Venter has his way. The man responsible for one of the original sequences of the human genome …

Outlook 2012: VEETC is Old News–Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels
November 16, 2011 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  From the standpoint of Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, efforts in 2011 to extend the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit imperiled the future of the industry. “For so …

Companies Cited by EPA for Fake Biofuel Credits
November 16, 2011 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  …The EPA has issued 24 notices of violation to more than a dozen companies, including units of Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Morgan Stanley, for the use of invalid renewable …

We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards to Reduce Dependence on Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Pump
November 16, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump while saving billions of barrels of oil, curbing pollution, enabling long-term planning for automakers
Building …

Validation: USDA Report Confirms Value of Distillers Grains
November 16, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent USDA report echoes what ethanol producers have said for years: distillers grains are a valuable addition to the nation’s feed supply and can be used to reduce …

State of Play
November 16, 2011 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The vast majority of progressive, forward-looking policies that have helped to build America’s ethanol industry into the largest alternative fuel industry in the world have emanated from …

EU Aviation Standards: Algae Oil’s Threshold Market
November 16, 2011 – 8:06 am | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Almost a decade after the start of Kyoto deliberations, Europe will become the first major power to enforce emissions standards for aviation. Emissions trading emerged as the EU’s strategy …

Ethanol Subsidy Foes Sponsor $64,000 Per Truck Natural gas Subsidy
November 16, 2011 – 7:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Recently, it became clear what fuel Rep. Boren did like in his truck,  natural gas, when the Oklahoma congressman co-sponsored legislation that would pay American truck owners up to $64,000, per …

Biofuel Firm Nandan Targets 25 Percent Sales Rise
November 16, 2011 – 7:50 am | No Comment

(Reuters)  India-based biofuel producer Nandan Cleantec expects to grow sales by at least 25 percent every year till 2014-15, on the back of strong demand for its high yielding variety of oilseeds, a top executive …

OriginOil Announces Commercial Algae Harvesting System
November 16, 2011 – 7:46 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Algae Appliance set for commercial release in early 2012 will help producers meet rising demand
OriginOil, Inc. , the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an emerging leader in the global …

Advanced Biofuels, Chemicals Capacity to Reach 5.11B Gallons by 2015: 207 Projects, New Database
November 16, 2011 – 7:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest is reporting that global advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals capacity will reach 5.11 billion gallons by 2015, up from 4.37 billion reported in May, and 3.95 billion gallons …

Japanese Researchers See Future of Oil in Beakers of Algae
November 16, 2011 – 7:25 am | No Comment

(The Mainichi Daily News)  Could Japan become a major oil-producing nation? That’s the dream of researchers at IHI NeoG Algae LLC, which is working on extracting oil not from new holes in the ground, but …

E. coli a Prime Engine for Biofuels Production
November 15, 2011 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

Louis Bergerson (Stanford University/Western Farm Press)  When it comes to making biodiesel cheaply and efficiently enough to be commercially feasible, E. coli may prove to be “the little bacterial engine that could,” say Stanford researchers.
…The …

E-commerce Streamlines Ethanol Transportation
November 15, 2011 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Norfolk Southern Corp. reports that a new transload system decreased the time of operations from an average of 90 minutes to just 30 minutes in its first year of …

Farm Fields Could Yield Jet Fuel of the Future
November 15, 2011 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Heather Lammers (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)  …In June, DOE announced an award of up to $13.4 million dollars to Virent and its partners to develop a process to cost effectively convert cellulosic …

Webinar: Accessing USDA Loans for Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals November 28, 2011 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern
November 15, 2011 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
Webinar: Accessing USDA Loans for Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals    November 28, 2011 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern

A brief overview of the numerous programs within USDA that support the President’s Clean Energy Blueprint and how you might be able to access these programs.
The rapidly-expanding bio-based sector is just as critical to the …

New Collaborative Industrial Photobioreactor Testing Facility Opening January 2012
November 15, 2011 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association)  Due to the lack of sufficient data on the performance of industrial-scale photobioreactors, fermentation, dewatering/harvesting and extraction equipment, the NAA is announcing a new collaborative testing center starting in The Woodlands, Texas …

Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University Recognized as a Waters Center of Innovation
November 15, 2011 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/MarketWatch)  Analytical Technology Fueling Institute’s Fundamental Energy Research
Waters Corporation today (November 15, 2011) welcomed the Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida into its Centers of Innovation Program. The Future Fuels Institute …

Indonesian, Taiwanese Venture to Develop Jatropha-Based Biodiesel
November 15, 2011 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Soya Tech)  Indonesia’s Confederation of Primary Cooperatives Association (Inkud) is teaming up with Taiwan in developing jatropha curcas-based fuel, its vice president director Yusri Suhud said.
“We are cooperating with Taiwan to develop jatropha curcas as …

Festivals Told to Switch to Greener Energy
November 15, 2011 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(GreenWise)  UK festivals are being encouraged to switch to biodiesel and other renewable energy forms, as a new report shows the energy consumed by the sector could power 10,000 homes.
The research, to be released today at …

Ethanol Industry Faces Headwinds
November 15, 2011 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Abby Schultz   (CNBC) …“We have a lot of customers who are ethanol investors and plants have been very diligent paying down debt in 2011,” says Jason Ward, director of grain and energy for Northstar …

Switchgrass Ethanol Research Looks to Yield Big Benefits
November 15, 2011 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Larry Dreiling  (High Plains MidWest Ag Journal)  Construction has begun in Hugoton, Kan., on the nation’s first commercial scale biomass fuel refinery.
Abengoa Bioenergy’s new, 23 million-gallon annual throughput refinery will take biomass, mainly switchgrass, …

Raleigh Gets E85 Ethanol Station
November 15, 2011 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by John Murawski  (News Observer)  Raleigh now has a gasoline station that sells E85 ethanol fuel – the 18th such facility in the state built in recent years.
The Crown Express Mart on New Bern Avenue …

IEA: Rising Demand and Declining Resources Confirms The End of Cheap Oil
November 15, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  Today’s release of the IEA’s annual World Energy Outlook in London has again confirmed the end of cheap oil blaming growing energy demand and declining oil reserves.
According the Report, oil demand …

Area Employment: CAC Offering Free Job Training for Renewable Energy Fields
November 15, 2011 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Susan Randall (Maricopa Monitor)  Central Arizona College’s renewable energy technology program hopes to put 400 people to work — 140 of them in one of the fastest growing industries in Arizona.
The program, funded by …

Biofuels: Not the Savior We Hoped For
November 15, 2011 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Tom Murphy (  When we enter the decline phase of conventional oil—likely before 2020—we will scramble to fill the gap with alternative liquid fuels. The Hirsch Report of 2005, commissioned by the U.S. Department …

Mission to Extract Biodiesel from Palm Oil Waste in Malaysia
November 15, 2011 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Isaac Leung (  Mission NewEnergy will construct a major waste material processing facility in Malaysia which will recover palm oil from waste material in the palm oil refining process.
The Spent Bleaching Earth Extraction Plant …

Kansas Group Works to Turn Crop Stubble into Energy
November 15, 2011 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Dan Voorhis (The Wichita Eagle)   …The Kansas Alliance for BioRefining and BioEnergy was created in 2009 and was originally funded by the Kansas BioScience Authority to help commercialize research and technology that turns …

Green Plains’ BlendStar to Build New 96-Car Unit Train Terminal
November 15, 2011 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

(Green Plains Renewable Energy)  Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., announced today (November 10, 2011)  that its wholly-owned subsidiary, BlendStar LLC, will build, own and operate a new ethanol unit train terminal in Birmingham, Alabama on …

Society of Biological Engineering’s Conference on ElectroFuels Research
November 15, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Vidya Ramanathan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A clear view of coppery miniature treetops, brilliant skies and shimmering coastline.  This is the sight that welcomed the attendees of the first ever conference on ElectroFuels, conducted by the …

Butanol Producers Target Biofuels Market
November 15, 2011 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Philip Brasher (Argus Leader)  … A top official with the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates motor fuels, told lawmakers recently butanol is one of the nation’s “most promising biofuels.” However, the product faces potential government …

Patent pending — Two West High Students Invent New Way of Making Fuel
November 15, 2011 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by John Hollenhorst (Deseret News)  West High School students David Larkin and Andy Law have apparently invented a new way of making fuel, and they’ve applied for a patent.
It’s the kind of success story that …

Shell Exec Says Biofuels are the Most Important Alternative to Fossil Hydrocarbons in Mobility for the Next 20 Years
November 15, 2011 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  In a keynote interview to open F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels in Barcelona on 8 November, Arthur Reijnhart, General Manager, Alternative Energies and Fuel Development Strategy for Shell, described a scenario …