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Horn of Africa Famine – Ethanol Cookstoves for Dadaab Refugee Camp

(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

November 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Navy Energy Director Speaks on US Need for Global Biofuels

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Review of Peat Surface Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil Palm Plantations in Southeast Asia

(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

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Algae as a Feedstock for Biofuels: An Assessment of the Current Status and Potential for Algal Biofuels Production

(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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Makes Algae Cell Swimming Discovery

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

African Association Aims to Drive Cleantech Development

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Witt Targets Algae Nutrient Gas Market

(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,

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Green Super Slime a Potential Solution to Greenhouse Gases

by Margaret Munro (PostMedia News/Canada.com)  …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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Sloud, Inc. Acquires SouthWest BioFuels

(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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Stover for Power—Not Just Biofuels

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Mid-South Community College’s Renewable Energy Facility Named after Marion Berry

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Indo-UK Joint Research Projects for Bioenergy and Water Dynamics

(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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

US Carbon Storage System Breaks New Ground

by Tim Wall  (Discovery.com)  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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Research Reduces Toxins, Improves Distillers Grains

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Studies Evaluate Impact of Nutrients in DDGS Manure

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Airport BP Offering E85 in Virginia’s Tidewater Area

by Ann Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com) 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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Margins to Fall: Blender Credit Will Expire at Year’s End

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.

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Two Oklahoma Lawmakers File Bills to Bar Castor Beans

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Boat-Fuel Storage Tips

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.

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Biomass a New Strategic Industry for the Economy

(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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Zesa Dithers Over Ethanol Plant

(AllAfrica.com)  …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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Thesis Chemistry to Build Iowa Biorefinery Using Stover Lignin

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

USPTO to Re-Examine One Butamax Patent in Gevo-Butamax Dispute

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Renewable Reserve Accounting: Building the Biofuels Balance Sheet

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

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Experiment May Be ‘Game Changer’

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Qteros Lives, Says New CEO

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Novozymes Urges Committee to Explore Oil Alternatives

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  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.

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Agrisol’s $100 Million Land Deal Opposed by US Environment Group

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Feature: Algal Biofuels and the Future of Renewable Energy

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Chevron: Oil… Yes, but Geothermal, Solar and Biofuels Too

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel an Energy Resource Idea for Pakistan in Recent Energy Calamity

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Dangote Stakes $7.7bn in Rivers Energy City

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Coping with the Cost of Heat: Alternative Energy Sources Available

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Bagasse – the Big Prize

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Free Job Training: 55 Grants Available to Retrain Workers for Biofuels Industry

(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.

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Mast from Classic Racing Yacht Holds One of the Keys to Sustainable Biofuels

…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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

DOD Steps Up Innovation in Installation Energy, Recognizes Limits in Biofuels

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

AMG Bioenergy Resources Holdings Ltd.: Update on Acquisition of Plantations

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Sundrop Announces $450M Biofuels Project in Louisiana

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Testing Demonstrates Gevo’s Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend is Superior to E15 Fuel for Boaters

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Monster Mash, or the Case of the Micro-Spider’s Web

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Senegal: Biofuels Boost Land-Grab Conflict in Country

(AllAfrica.com)  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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Bio-Ethanol from Norwegian Timber in Statoil Fuel

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Leaf Energy Adds Third Cellulosic Energy Technology to Portfolio with Exclusive Agreement

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

The Garbage Anomaly: What is a Dirty Murf and What Can You Do about It?

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Clean Food, Via Clean Fuel

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,

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

SADC Urged to Consider Biofuel Regulations

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Shows High Emissions from Growing Biodiesel from Palm Oil

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

South African Airways Mulls Big Biofuels Shift in Bid to Avoid Possible Carbon Penalties

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Completes Tests on Wood-to-Gasoline Process

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Crop of the Week: Sugar Cane

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

A Day in the Life of Biofuels, 2011

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide Applications – A Key to Ethanol Project Developments

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowa State University Scientists Genetically Increase Algae Biomass by More Than 50 Percent

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Town of Gunning Are Turning Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Fuel for a School Bus

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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Second-Generation Ethanol Processing Cost Prohibitive: Study

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil CEO Says Energy Demand Set to Rise by 30% to 2040

(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

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Neb. Enzyme Plant Readies to Supply Biofuel Plants

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

November 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Cheap ethanol assets a thing of the past – Green Plains

(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

November 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Chopping the Cellulosic Ethanol Down Payment: Is

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

November 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Community Colleges Leading Rural-Based Green Economy Initiatives December 8, 2011 2:00 PM ET Webinar

  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

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Alternative Fuel Vehicles: New Technology, Refined Workforce Programs November 30, 2011 Webinar 1:00PM ET

  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

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Study: Meeting Green Transport Targets May Need £895m Biofuels Spend

by Will Nichols (Business Green)  Government research body says next generation biofuels made from waste are a feasible low carbon

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Nearing Deal on Farm Subsidies

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  A draft summary of the new farm bill that lawmakers have been finalizing says

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Analysis: U.S. Government a Tenuous Beachhead for Biofuel Firms

(CNBC/Reuters)  The U.S. military has emerged as a key ally for fledgling producers of non-food-based biofuels, who find themselves threatened

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Naperville Yard Waste to Become Fuel Treasure

by Mick Swasko  (Chicago Tribune)  … The city will unveil a new “green fuels depot” next week. The facility will be

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Is U.S. Farm Boom Sitting on an Ethanol Bubble?

By Christine Stebbins  (Reuters)  Grain farmers in the Midwest may want to pinch themselves. In recent years they have been

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

City Sues Failed Osage Ethanol Plant

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The city of Hopewell, Va., has moved forward with a court case against Osage

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Supercommittee Should Preserve Farm Energy Programs in the Farm Bill for in the Best Interest of the Nation: William Richards and Dennis McGinn

by William Richards and Dennis McGinn (The Plain Dealer)  Guest Columnists:  The future of the government’s role in U.S. agriculture remains

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Reflections on Advanced Biofuels Markets Conference, San Francisco, November 8-10

by Stefaniya Becking (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels Markets conference held in San Francisco on November 8-10 provided a great

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Working Together On Fuel – Biofuels Are an Industry Priority

(International Air Transport Association)  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on stakeholders in the aviation and air transport fuel

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Corn Gene Boosts Biofuels from Switchgrass

(Science Daily)  …Unlike the starch sugars in grains, the complex polysaccharides in the cellulose of plant cell walls are locked

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Venture Capitalist Marianne Wu On Why Now Is The Right Time For Biofuels

by Rachel Z. Arndt (Fast Company)  “It’s a really exciting time in biofuels and biochemicals,” VC Marianne Wu says. “We’re

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Impact Of Ethanol Industry In Canada Assessed In New Conference Board Report

(Conference Board of Canada)  The Conference Board of Canada today released a study assessing the economic impact of the ethanol

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Ondo to Establish Ethanol Plants, Sugarcane Plantations

(The Nation)  Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Ademola Olorunfemi,  has said  that the current administration in the state had

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Hot Commodity: Thieves Acquire Taste for Used Cooking Oil

by Richard Blackwell  (CTV News/The Globe and Mail)   …The theft of used oil and grease has become a big

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Waste Management Invests in Fulcrum, Provides $70M Debt for First Commercial Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Waste Management announced that it has closed an equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy.  In

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe Embarks on Eco Friendly Fuel Project

by Paul Nyakazeya  (The Independent)  Zimbabwe through Green Fuel has joined a growing list of world economies taking up the

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Hoosier Implement Dealer Develops Corn Stover Harvest Solution

by Andy Eubank  (Hoosier Ag Today)  Homegrown Indiana innovation for farmers was displayed Tuesday in Fulton County when the New

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

UGA Creates “Super Yeast” to Aid Ethanol Production

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)  The University of Georgia researchers created a “super strain” of yeast that ferments ethanol from pretreated pine

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Opinion: Columnist Ignores Realities of Our Overreliance on Oil

By Kevin Skunes (INFORUM)  As the thousands of North Dakotans whose livelihoods depend on the farming and energy industries know,

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

EPA, DOE Release 2012 Fuel Economy Guide

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Want to know what the best vehicles are for fuel economy, including flex-fuel vehicles

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

SIGMA Joins Coaltion for E85

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) has officially joined the Coalition for E85 in the effort to

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Toward More Cost-Effective Production of Biofuels from Plant Lignocellulosic Biomass

(Science Daily)  …However, technologies are being developed to generate bioethanol from non-food sources, such as the lignocellulosics present in switchgrass

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Airbus Video Series Highlights Advanced Biofuels

(Airbus)  This video spotlights Airbus’ alternative fuels research programme, which is a core tenet of the company’s initiatives to reduce

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell Believes Biofuels Will Play Major Role in Future

by Louise Hutchinson (Credit Plus)  …The General Manager of fuel development strategy and alternative energies at Shell, Arthur Reijnhart, sees a

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

South Africa: Govt Sign Accord to Inject Billions Into Green Economy

(All Africa)  On the eve of a major International Climate Change Conference to be hosted by South Africa, social partners

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Philippine Senator wants accountability on failed bio-fuel project

(SunStar)  Senator Francis Pangilinan has called on the Department of Agriculture to look into the P1 billion that the government

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Navy Launches Its Largest Biofuel Test for Ship

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

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

POET Targets Additional 10% GHG Reduction, 500 Million Pounds of Biobased Products

(POET)  Goals part of Ingreenuity, the company’s initiative to enhance the environmental performance of ethanol At the NASCAR Green Summit

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Turning Over a New Leaf

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  Electricity is difficult to store on a large scale, making the effort to store sunlight’s

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Preparing to Manage Climate Change Financing

by Simon D. Donner, Milind Kandlikar, Hisham Zerriffi (Science Magazine)  At the 2010 Cancun Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

UK-India Collaboration on Algal Bioenergy

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In New Delhi, India, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced plans for

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Upcoming ‘Virtual Roundtable’ on the Future of Energy Is Key Opportunity November 18, 2011 Webinar

  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

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Report: 2011 Algae Biomass Summit

by Forrest Seltz (for Advanced Biofuels USA)   My name is Forrest Seltz. I am a student at Jennings Community

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

‘If You Build It, We Will Buy It’ Says Airline CEO on Biojet Fuel

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The second week in November could go down as one of the most significant weeks

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Solar Energy Consultant Partners with Advanced Biofuel Developer

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Australia’s Sunshine Coast could be home to an energy park that combines solar energy and

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels Collaborative Efforts in Full Force

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  … “This regular commercial route powered by Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is a huge step in

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Firm Says it Was Sold Phony Fuel Credits

(Courthouse News Service)  A fuel distributor claims two companies sold it millions of “fraudulently created, and thus invalid” renewable fuel

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Energy Sorghum: Researchers Develop High-Biomass Sorghum that Bypasses Flowering

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  What happens when sorghum doesn’t have to put energy into flowering and grain production?

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Divergent Feedstocks: One Pine Tree as good as Another? Guess Again

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the process of researching various feedstocks for their startup company clients, Golden, Colo.-based

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

First Dual-Biofuels Station Opens in Raleigh

(NBC17)  The first alternative fuels station in Raleigh opened Wednesday afternoon on New Bern Ave. selling E-85 Ethonal and B-20

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Want Fuel Cells? Think Outside the Hydrogen Tank

(MarketWatch)  …When most people hear the words “fuel cell,” they think of eco-friendly, hydrogen-powered cars that emit nothing more than

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Powers Officials Claim Money Is on Way for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana)  Offering no firm timeline on when money for a proposed trash-to-ethanol plant would be in the

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

EIA Issues 2012 Cellulosic Biofuel Predictions

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Energy Information Administration predicts that only six cellulosic biofuel producers will

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Large Differences in the Climate Impact of Biofuels

(PhysOrg.com)  When biomass is combusted the carbon that once was bound in the growing tree is released into the atmosphere.

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Biofuel Target Seen Driving Species Loss: Study

(Reuters)  A European Union target to promote the use of biofuels will accelerate global species loss because it encourages the

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Natural Gas Threatens Biofuels?

by Carrin Hall (Energy Digital)  As the natural gas industry targets vehicles, what will happen to biofuels development? Clean Energy

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Smallholder Farmers Risk Being Forgotten in Sustainable Biofuels Race

by Maya Thatcher (Center for International Forestry Research)  Smallholder farmers in developing countries risk being left behind in the push

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Maybank Launches US$500m Clean Energy Fund

by Premalatha Jayaraman (The Sun Daily)  Malayan Banking Bhd has launched a US$500 million (RM1.57 billion) private equity fund to

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Critical Success Factors

By B.A. (Ben) Thorp, Harry Seamans and Masood Akhtar  (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium/Biofuels Digest)   The Bioenergy Deployment Consortium identifies the four

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Out from Solyndra’s Shadow

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/BIO)  Federal loan guarantees may be scuttled after the Solyndra affair – but should the baby

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

S-Day: US Must Keep Its Eyes on the Clean Energy Prize, Despite Setbacks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here the Digest’s take: for bioenergy, S-Day is about Solyndra and Secretary Chu, but it

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

New Report Highlights Growth of Advanced Biofuels in US

(The National Non-Food Crops Centre)   Renewable Waste Intelligence have published a free municipal solid waste to biofuel report, which

November 16, 2011 Read Full Article

What’s Not to Like about Developing and Using Biofuels? Nothing

(Highlands Today) Editorial:  …We believe ethanol is a big part of the immediate solution to U.S. fuel shortages. Our country

November 16, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont’s Cellulosic Plans

by Melody Bomgardne (Central Science/Cleantech Chemistry)  DuPont has been digesting its acquisition of Danisco for a while now, and has

November 16, 2011 Read Full Article

AE Biofuels, Now Aemetis, To Add Renewable Rubber to Tthanol Line

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  AE Biofuels Inc. has a new name and, with it, a plan to expand

November 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Can Algae Feed the World and Fuel the Planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter

by David Biello (Scientific American)  Microbes will be the (human) food- and fuel-makers of the future, if J. Craig Venter has

November 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Outlook 2012: VEETC is Old News–Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  From the standpoint of Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, efforts in 2011 to

November 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Companies Cited by EPA for Fake Biofuel Credits

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  …The EPA has issued 24 notices of violation to more than a dozen companies, including units

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We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards to Reduce Dependence on Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Pump

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the

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Validation: USDA Report Confirms Value of Distillers Grains

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent USDA report echoes what ethanol producers have said for years: distillers grains

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State of Play

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The vast majority of progressive, forward-looking policies that have helped to build

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EU Aviation Standards: Algae Oil’s Threshold Market

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Almost a decade after the start of Kyoto deliberations, Europe will become the first

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Ethanol Subsidy Foes Sponsor $64,000 Per Truck Natural gas Subsidy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Recently, it became clear what fuel Rep. Boren did like in his truck,  natural gas,

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Biofuel Firm Nandan Targets 25 Percent Sales Rise

(Reuters)  India-based biofuel producer Nandan Cleantec expects to grow sales by at least 25 percent every year till 2014-15, on

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OriginOil Announces Commercial Algae Harvesting System

(OriginOil)  Algae Appliance set for commercial release in early 2012 will help producers meet rising demand OriginOil, Inc. , the

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Advanced Biofuels, Chemicals Capacity to Reach 5.11B Gallons by 2015: 207 Projects, New Database

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest is reporting that global advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals capacity will reach 5.11

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Japanese Researchers See Future of Oil in Beakers of Algae

(The Mainichi Daily News)  Could Japan become a major oil-producing nation? That’s the dream of researchers at IHI NeoG Algae

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E. coli a Prime Engine for Biofuels Production

Louis Bergerson (Stanford University/Western Farm Press)  When it comes to making biodiesel cheaply and efficiently enough to be commercially feasible,

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E-commerce Streamlines Ethanol Transportation

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Norfolk Southern Corp. reports that a new transload system decreased the time of operations

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Farm Fields Could Yield Jet Fuel of the Future

by Heather Lammers (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)  …In June, DOE announced an award of up to $13.4 million

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Webinar: Accessing USDA Loans for Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals November 28, 2011 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern

  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

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New Collaborative Industrial Photobioreactor Testing Facility Opening January 2012

(National Algae Association)  Due to the lack of sufficient data on the performance of industrial-scale photobioreactors, fermentation, dewatering/harvesting and extraction

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Future Fuels Institute at Florida State University Recognized as a Waters Center of Innovation

(PR NewsWire/MarketWatch)  Analytical Technology Fueling Institute’s Fundamental Energy Research Waters Corporation today (November 15, 2011) welcomed the Future Fuels Institute

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Indonesian, Taiwanese Venture to Develop Jatropha-Based Biodiesel

(Soya Tech)  Indonesia’s Confederation of Primary Cooperatives Association (Inkud) is teaming up with Taiwan in developing jatropha curcas-based fuel, its

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Festivals Told to Switch to Greener Energy

(GreenWise)  UK festivals are being encouraged to switch to biodiesel and other renewable energy forms, as a new report shows the

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Ethanol Industry Faces Headwinds

by Abby Schultz   (CNBC) …“We have a lot of customers who are ethanol investors and plants have been very diligent

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Switchgrass Ethanol Research Looks to Yield Big Benefits

by Larry Dreiling  (High Plains MidWest Ag Journal)  Construction has begun in Hugoton, Kan., on the nation’s first commercial scale

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Raleigh Gets E85 Ethanol Station

by John Murawski  (News Observer)  Raleigh now has a gasoline station that sells E85 ethanol fuel – the 18th such

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IEA: Rising Demand and Declining Resources Confirms The End of Cheap Oil

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  Today’s release of the IEA’s annual World Energy Outlook in London has again confirmed the end

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Area Employment: CAC Offering Free Job Training for Renewable Energy Fields

by Susan Randall (Maricopa Monitor)  Central Arizona College’s renewable energy technology program hopes to put 400 people to work —

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Biofuels: Not the Savior We Hoped For

by Tom Murphy (OilPrice.com)  When we enter the decline phase of conventional oil—likely before 2020—we will scramble to fill the

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Mission to Extract Biodiesel from Palm Oil Waste in Malaysia

by Isaac Leung (PACEToday.com)  Mission NewEnergy will construct a major waste material processing facility in Malaysia which will recover palm

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Kansas Group Works to Turn Crop Stubble into Energy

by Dan Voorhis (The Wichita Eagle)   …The Kansas Alliance for BioRefining and BioEnergy was created in 2009 and was

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Green Plains’ BlendStar to Build New 96-Car Unit Train Terminal

(Green Plains Renewable Energy)  Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., announced today (November 10, 2011)  that its wholly-owned subsidiary, BlendStar LLC,

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Society of Biological Engineering’s Conference on ElectroFuels Research

by Vidya Ramanathan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A clear view of coppery miniature treetops, brilliant skies and shimmering coastline.  This is the

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Butanol Producers Target Biofuels Market

by Philip Brasher (Argus Leader)  … A top official with the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates motor fuels, told lawmakers recently

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Patent pending — Two West High Students Invent New Way of Making Fuel

by John Hollenhorst (Deseret News)  West High School students David Larkin and Andy Law have apparently invented a new way

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Shell Exec Says Biofuels are the Most Important Alternative to Fossil Hydrocarbons in Mobility for the Next 20 Years

(Green Car Congress)  In a keynote interview to open F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels in Barcelona on 8 November,

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