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Qantas Plans Bio-Fuel Flight

by Tony Moore (Sidney Morning Herald)  Qantas will run Australia’s first commercial flight powered by sustainable fuel, CEO Alan Joyce has told an aviation conference in Brisbane today. …”This is

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Ex-Obama Operative Urged White House to Oust Energy Secretary Chu, Emails Show

(Fox News/AP)  …A February email from an ex-campaign operative for President Obama explained at length why Chu should be demoted and replaced with a new team of energy leaders. Dan

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Tongaat Sees Big Potential for Jobs in Ethanol and Power Projects

by Brindaveni Naidoo (Engineering News)  Electricity generation and ethanol production from sugarcane could save and create thousands of local jobs, mainly in rural areas, agriculture and property group Tongaat Hulett

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Construction to Begin on New Mexico Biofuels Plant

(Ventura County Star/AP)  … Joule Unlimited Inc. plans to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide waste into biofuel at the planned facility in Hobbs. The plant is expected to begin operations

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Finger Lakes Economic Council Beats Deadline, Submits Project Wish List to State

(Democrat and Chronicle)  Beating the state’s deadline by hours, the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council today submitted its five-year economic strategy, keeping it in contention for up to $1 billion

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

BioAmber’s $150 Million IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, BioAmber has filed an S-1 registration statement for a proposed $150 million initial public offering. The number of shares to be offered in

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

RETECH 2012 October 17-19 Washington, DC Request for Proposals DUE February 17, 2012

  RETECH 2012 October 17-19 Washington, DC  Request for Proposals DUE February 17, 2012

Share your expertise.  Submit an abstract for consideration on the RETECH 2012 Conference Program.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17th, 2012.  Contact Mark Glazer, Show Director to learn how to

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Flights Signal Demand From U.S. Airlines

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  As airlines launch the first commercial biofuel flights in the U.S., the government is working with industry to scale up production of biomass-derived jet fuel

November 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Gen2 Biofuels: Despite Growing Pains, Billion-Gallon Milestone Within Reach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellulosic biofuels are behind schedule. Can they catch up? What are the barriers, the roles to be played by Washington, developers alike? What are the

November 14, 2011 Read Full Article

The Washington Auto Show January 27-February 5, 2012 Washington, DC

  The Washington Auto Show  January 27-February 5, 2012   Washington, DC

The Washington Auto Show is considered the “public policy show” on the auto show circuit and focuses on the intersection of public policy with innovations in safety and sustainability. This

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Phase II National Policy Conference: “Renewable Energy in America – Creating Security and Prosperity” December 6-7, 2011 Washington, DC

  Phase II National Policy Conference: “Renewable Energy in America – Creating Security and Prosperity”    December 6-7, 2011   Washington, DC

(American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE))   This year’s renewable energy national policy conference takes place at a critical juncture.  Our nation’s economy teeters on the balance as Congress and

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A New Generation of Renewable Fuels Is on the Horizon

by Wayne Seames  (American Oil Chemists Society/Inform Magazine)  A new generation of technologies to generate renewable fuels is nearing commercialization. Some of these are focused on producing ethanol and other

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

In Search of New Biofuels: UD Wins $2.2 Million Grant for Bioenergy Research

(University of Delaware)  …Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, is working to create hardy organisms for producing biofuels and chemicals from renewable sources

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Fundamental Discovery Casts Enzymes in New Light

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  A tree outside Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Pratul Agarwal’s office window provided the inspiration for a discovery that may ultimately lead to drugs with fewer

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Marcellus Shale Gas Exploration, Ethanol Production Net New-Business Growth for Norfolk Southern

by Julie Sneider (Progressive Railroading)  …Both ethanol production and Marcellus gas exploration have been among NS’ fastest-growing traffic opportunities — ethanol over the past decade and the shale-related activity just

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Wind Power Show Gains, but Hurdles Remain

by Ronald D. White (Los Angeles Times)  Biofuels and wind power are having the biggest new impact in American power generation, according to a report released today by the U.S.

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Environmental Outlook: Declining Political Support for Ethanol

host: Laura Knoy (NPR/The Diane Rhem Show)  America’s ethanol industry is booming. The U.S. is projected to become the world’s biggest ethanol exporter by the end of the year. In

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Nebraska Ethanol Board Part of New Flex Fuel Campaign

(Nebraska Farmer)  USDA grant intended to make drivers more aware of flex fuel vehicles and ethanol’s benefits involves Nebraska and five other states. A grant awarded by USDA will be

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Other Bioliquids—Facts and Perspectives

by Igor Dormuth and Elena Schmidt (Biomass Power and Thermal/TÜV SÜD Industrie Service)   New EU sustainability criteria for biofuels and other bioliquids must be complied with and verified by

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Boeing and Hawai’i BioEnergy to Work on Renewable Biofuel for Aviation

(Boeing/PR NewsWire/Yahoo!)  Collaborative efforts to focus on regionally produced, sustainable fuel options Boeing  today announced a collaborative agreement to work with Hawai’i BioEnergy on renewable energy sources for creating aviation

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Support for Federal Backing of Renewables Slips, Driven by GOP Skepticism

By Juliet Eilperin and Jon Cohen  (The Washington Post) Support for putting federal funds into alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and hydrogen has slipped to its lowest point in polls

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Feedstocks – Who’s Got Game?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As POET lands a record biomass harvest in prep for a 2013 cellulosic ethanol launch, the Digest looks at stover, jatropha, miscanthus, switchgrass, MSW, wood

November 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Synergy by Design

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  …Co-founded in 2002 by Randy Cortright, Virent’s current chief technology officer, and James Dumesic, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Virent deepened its relationship with

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

The BP Biofuels Story

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  …“I came to the U.S. four years ago to really make what we wanted to be on a piece of paper a reality,” she (Sue

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Betting on Biorefining

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Valero Energy Corp.’s investment in the advanced biofuels sector benefits startups and lends an increased aura of confidence to the industry …One company that has

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Process Engineering: From Beakers to Barrels

by Roman Wolff (Biorefining Magazine/Enhanced Biofuels)  There has been a great deal of effort in recent years to develop algae growth technology; and for good reason, since some algae can

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

A Big Bang for Algae: South Dakota State University Researchers Develop an Algae Production System for Use in Space … and on Earth

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Single cell photosynthetic organisms, such as blue-green algae, could play an important role in the future of our nation’s space program. Not only could they

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

YouTube Video Documents Alabama Biodiesel Success Stories

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  For several years the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition has been providing informative workshops, seminars and just about everything else to help Alabamans understand the benefits

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Completes Ethanol Co-Product Research Initiative

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A three-year initiative by Nebraska corn growers to fund research into feeding the ethanol co-product distillers grains to cattle has resulted in some new breakthroughs. The

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Six Times More Than Renewable Energy

by Ben Sills (Bloomberg)  Fossil-fuel consumers worldwide received about six times more government subsidies than were given to the renewable-energy industry, according to the chief adviser to oil-importing nations. State

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New Energy Farm’s New Planting System Speeds up Miscanthus Development

by Anna Austin (Biomass Power and Themal)  Energy crop developer New Energy Farms says it has developed a new system for establishing miscanthus that takes one-third the time of previous

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

MATT HARTWIG: Ethanol’s critics cite outdated, misleading data

by Matt Hartwig (Northwest Florida Daily News) Opinion: In a Nov. 2 editorial (“Florida’s ethanol escapade”), the Northwest Florida Daily News mischaracterized my remarks to a reporter and extrapolated conclusions

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USDA ERS Report Offers RIN Price Outlook for Coming Decade

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA Economic Research Service has released a 24-page report offering an overview of renewable identification numbers (RINs) and outlining how the RIN market

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

City Might Phase Out Use of Corn-Based Ethanol Fuel

by Kevin Duggan (Coloradoan.com)  The city of Fort Collins may phase out use of corn-based ethanol in its fleet vehicles out of concern for the environment. The majority of City

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

New Micro-Video Shows Benefit of Alternative Fuels

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  “Alternative fuel isn’t just the future of energy—it’s the future of energy independence.” That’s the message of a new minute-long video released Nov. 9

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EPA May Deem More Biodiesel RINs as Invalid over Alleged Fraud: Lawyer

(Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency may end up deeming more biodiesel renewable identification numbers (RINs) as invalid following federal investigations into two companies that allegedly sold RINS without producing

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

EcoTrek Foundation’s “Protect and Preserve America Tour” April-November 2012 US

  EcoTrek Foundation’s  “Protect and Preserve America Tour”   April-November 2012  US

The Secretary of the U.S. Navy announced that he is committed to reducing petroleum use by 50% in Navy and U.S. Marines vehicles. He further mandated that 40% of their energy

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel(TM) Powers Regular Commercial Route for Aeromexico

(MarketWatch/Honeywell)  Green Jet Fuel made from the Honeywell UOP process technology now in use on regular Aeromexico route from Mexico City to Costa Rica UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today

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Biofuels Literally Take Flight

by Conrad deFiebre  (Minnesota 2020 Hindsight)  More than just a niche or a fad, biofuels produced from soybeans, used cooking oil, algae and even livestock fat are moving into the energy

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Station Opens Near Duluth

by Steve Kuchera (Duluth News Tribune)  A Northwestern Wisconsin biodiesel producer recently opened its first Minnesota station at a former Armor Fuel & Save station on Midway Road just off

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Camelina Field Trials, Biodiesel Evaluation Continue in Fla.

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Florida-based Green Oil Solutions Inc. has announced the successful production of camelina biodiesel, from field trials to harvesting, pressing and processing. According to Steve Edmonds,

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

SkyNRG Serves First Airline Customer out of the US: Alaska Airlines and launches SkyNRG in North America together with Partner EPIC Aviation

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the Amsterdam based global market leader in sustainable jet fuel will supply Alaska Airlines with sustainable Jet Fuel in the month of November. The airline will operate 75

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The 10 Biofuels Priorities for 2012

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, more than 350 delegates gathered at Advanced Biofuesl Markets to set industry priorities for the next six months,seal partnerships,  and exchange outlooks on

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3rd Annual Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit January 23-26, 2012 San Diego, CA

  3rd Annual Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit   January 23-26, 2012   San Diego, CA

Bio-based chemicals are booming. The path to commercialization has been blazed, but can it be enlarged to a super highway? On top of IPOs by Myriant, Gevo, Solazyme and Amyris,

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University of Vermont Biomass to Biofuels Course March 23 to April 28, 2012 Burlington, VT

  University of Vermont Biomass to Biofuels Course   March 23 to April 28, 2012   Burlington, VT

(University of Vermont)  Depleting fossil fuel reserves and adverse affects of fluctuating oil prices have renewed interest in alternative and sustainable sources of energy. The University of Vermont is actively

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP) Grant Opportunity Solicitation Information Published Application Deadline February 1, 2012

(National Science Foundation)  A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Distillers Grains Offer Viable Feed Option for Young Dairy Heifers

by Jennifer Stewart  (Purdue Newsroom)  Dairy producers looking for a high-quality heifer feed that often costs less than traditional corn and soybean feed grains should consider distillers grains, says a

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

BlueFire Forms Subsidiary SucreSource, LLC to Provide Cellulosic Sugars to Advanced BioFuels Company

(GreenTechMedia/PR NewsWire)  Today, at the Advanced Biofuels Markets Conference in San Francisco, Arnold Klann, Chief Executive Officer and President of BlueFire Renewables (OTC BB: BFRE.OB), a company focused on shifting the paradigm

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil Lacks Cane to Boost Fuel Exports, Senator Says

by Stephan Nielsen  (Bloomberg)  Brazilian sugar cane companies, which are preparing to boost ethanol exports to the U.S., don’t produce enough of the renewable fuel to do so, a lawmaker

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Generating Ethanol from Lignocellulose Possible, but Large Cost Reductions Still Needed

(Wiley-Blackwell/ScienceNewsLine)   The production of ethanol from lignocellulose-rich materials such as wood residues, waste paper, used cardboard and straw cannot yet be achieved at the same efficiency and cost as

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Biodiesel Plant Will Collect Grease in Oakland, CA

(UK.IBTimes)   A biodiesel plant that’s completely energy self-sufficient has been approved for the Oakland, California area. Oakland-based Viridis Fuels won a long-term contract from the East Bay Municipal Utility District

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Solazyme Ranked #1 in “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” for 2011-12

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest) Solazyme edges Amyris, Gevo in Hot 50 for 2011-12, as hot IPOs dominate, gasification advances. Biofuels Digest announced that Renewable oils developer Solazyme took the #1

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Norwegian Airports Operator to Investigate Viability of Establishing a National Aviation Biofuel Production Sector

(GreenAirOnline)  Avinor, which operates Norway’s airport and air navigation network, has initiated an investigation into whether the country should produce its own aviation biofuel supplies or rely on imported sources.

November 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Lincoln Energy Nearly Triples Ethanol Transport Fleet

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lincoln Energy Solutions will nearly triple its ethanol and biodiesel transportation services, increasing its current fleet to 16 tankers with seven additional units scheduled

November 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Pleased with Supreme Court Decision

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case brought by petroleum interests against the Environmental Protection Agency over the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2). The

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Biofuel Startup Earnings Trio: Amyris, Gevo, and Codexis

by Derek Mead (GreenTechMedia)  Three newly public biofuel and green chemical firms reveal their financials. A trio of young biofuel firms recently reported their third-quarter 2011 earnings, offering a good

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Innovative Biofuel Crops Grown in the Desert

(Arch1Design.com)  …Tel Aviv University researchers are doing their part to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint by successfully growing forests in the most unlikely place — deep in Israel’s Aravah Desert. With

November 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Canadian Ethanol Industry Grows, Adds $1.2 Billion to Economy

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Reaching almost 528 MMgy (2 billion liters per year) currently, Canadian ethanol production will continue grow due to a federal renewable fuel standard and

November 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Rules Could Price Older Car Drivers Off the Road

(The Green Car Website)  …According to reports, nearly one million motorists could suffer as the government prepares to increase the biofuel content in unleaded fuel from five per cent to ten per

November 8, 2011 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Makes Its First Commercial Sale

(LanzaTech)  LanzaTech has just signed its first commercial customer, marking a milestone in the clean energy technology company’s global development. The customer is Concord Enviro Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd (CES),

November 8, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Funds Project To Encourage Renewable Fuel Production, Job Creation In New Mexico

(Sapphire Energy)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA has issued a loan guarantee that will allow a biofuels

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LS9 Significantly Expands Production

(LS9/GlobeNewsWire)  LS9, Inc., a technology leader in the development of renewable and sustainable products, today announced that it has successfully

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7 Decision Points in the Race for Scale in Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In the Race for Scale, the industry has excelled in driving down operating costs. Capital

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Venture Capital Due Diligence in Algae Deals

by Luca Zullo and Todd Taylor (Biorefining Magazine)  Interest in algae remains very high among venture and strategic investors. Being

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Pardon Me, Do You Speak Algae?

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization)   …For example, how best to account for one facility using open ponds fed

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

The Kaolin Algae Pits of Lorient

by Peter Brown (Biorefining Magazine)  The port of Lorient on the Golf de Morbihan in Brittany, France, is one of

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

US Gives $3M to Energy Company to Use Less Corn

by Kevin Welch (Amarillo Globe-News)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving White Energy, with ethanol plants in Hereford and

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

APLA: Brazil Grows Bio-Based Materials Effort

by Anna Jagger (ICIS Chemical Business) The sugar and ethanol industry is sustainable and competitive against fossil fuels. It is attracting

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Arizona Researchers Fine-Tune Crops for Biofuels

By Paul M. Ingram (Wick Communications Science/Green Valley News and Sun)   …Under ideal conditions, half the weight of the

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Better Technology Could Open Biomass Market

by Tara Bozick  (GoDanRiver.com)   …Chemtex International and its parent Gruppo Mossi and Ghisolfi, or the M&G Group, have been

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Q&A: Ethanol Plant Leader Has No Regrets in Picking Medina

by Tom Rivers  (The Daily News)  Michael Sawyer, 38, of Geneseo took a gamble in 2005. After eight years in

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Water, Hold the Ice

by Kristy Moore (Renewable Fuels Association)  Recent claims from some marine engine manufacturers that E15 ethanol blends will ruin marine

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Utah State University Pond in Vernal Is Growing Algae for Biofuels

by Geoff Liesik (Deseret News)  Researchers at Utah State University are making progress on a project that could soon have drivers

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

‘Cyborg’ Yeast Genes Run by Computer

by Jason Palmer (BBC News)  Scientists have succeeded in forming a “feedback loop” between a computer and a common yeast

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell Looking at Biofuel Plant for Local Area

by Angela Brown (Central Plains Herald-Leader)  Shell Canada is looking into the possibility of establishing a biofuel plant in the

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Ricardo Study Suggests Global Oil Demand May Peak Before 2020

(Ricardo/PR NewsWire)  Ricardo today announced the results of a landmark multi-client research study conducted by Ricardo Strategic Consulting in association

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Edwardsville Ethanol Center Gets a Boost

by Terry Hillig (STLToday.com)  The National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center has added $3.5 million in advanced corn fractionation technology, provided by

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Race for Scale: United, Alaska Airlines Launch Commercial Aviation Biofuels Flights

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  United and Solazyme, Alaska and Dynamic Fuels hook up, as producers scramble to make fuel,

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Waste Not: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers Transform Animal Wastes and Algae into Biocrude

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Could algae and biowaste be the next black gold? Yuanhui Zhang believes it very well

November 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Where They Are Now? Why Some Algae Companies Thrive and Some Don’t Survive

by Luke Geiver  (Biorefining Magazine)  …The days of seeking big funding through large claims based on even larger unproven visions

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Independent Petroleum Marketers Group Joins E85 Coalition

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producers Magazine)  Just more than a week after announcing the formation of the Coalition for E85 the

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Skeptics Question Airline Biofuels

by Robert Wall (AviationWeek)  When it comes to operating airliners with a biofuel blend, it is becoming difficult to find

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Links in the Chain: Global Carbon Emissions and Consumption Difficult to Attribute

(Science Daily)  …A team led by Carnegie’s Steven Davis, and including Ken Caldeira, tracked and quantified this supply chain of

November 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Oil and Gas Had Help. Why Not Renewables?

by Robert B. Semple, Jr. (New York Times) …The federal government has always been in the energy business, and with

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European Union Biodiesel Production Slumps in 2011

by John C.K. Daly (http://oilprice.com)   Greening the European Union has suffered a setback. The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that

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Energy Secretary: Loan Programs Can Be Improved Upon

by Ben Geman and Ariel Katz (The Hill E2Wire)  Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned Thursday that a retreat from federal

November 4, 2011 Read Full Article

The REFRESH Act Is as Important to Fueling America as It Is to Feeding It

by Adam Monroe (Novozymes/The Hill E2Wire)  …We are thankful the REFRESH Act’s energy title includes baseline funding. The problem is

November 4, 2011 Read Full Article

House Hearing Witnesses Bash RFS, Call for Repeal of E15

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It was déjà vu all over again on Nov. 2 as representatives of the

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Genome-scale Network of Rice Genes to Speed the Development of Biofuel Crops

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Create RiceNet for Predicting Genetic Functions in Rice The first genome-scale model

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Mission Increases Jatropha Oil Supply by 4.7 million Barrels Completing the 2011 Planting Season

(Mission NewEnergy)  Mission NewEnergy Limited, a global provider of environmentally sustainable biofuels, is pleased to announce that it has materially

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The SuperFriends and Their Planet-Saving Microbial Biofuel Powers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world at large, they are generally called pests. We call them ‘magic bugs’.

November 4, 2011 Read Full Article

$ 2.2 Million Department of Energy Grant to Build a Fuel-Producing Bacterium

by Diana Lutz (Washington University)  Custom-designed organism could break the stalemate in the algal fuel industry …(T)he Department of Energy

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Peter Thiel Launches Breakout Labs to Fund Bold Early-Stage Research

by Colleen Taylor (GigaOm)  Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known for co-founding PayPal and being an early investor in Facebook,

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Unconventional Feedstocks & Fuel Mandates: Operating Amid Change March 14, 2012 San Diego, CA

  Unconventional Feedstocks & Fuel Mandates: Operating Amid Change   March 14, 2012    San Diego, CA

The objective of this conference is to bring together global thought leaders – refining, fuels, additive, technology, government, biofuels, automakers

November 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Council for Chemical Research 33rd Annual Meeting May 20-22, 2012 Dearborn, MI

  Council for Chemical Research 33rd Annual Meeting    May 20-22, 2012   Dearborn, MI

Challenge and Innovation in Chemistry-based Industries for the 21st Century When CCR was founded in 1979, the US chemical enterprise

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Stabenow to Introduce ‘Grow It Here, Make It Here’ Initiative

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …While (Sen. Debbie) Stabenow has yet to introduce the legislation in the U.S. Senate, her office

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Cleantech Investor: Algae and Investors Are Alike

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Debrah Guerin Beresini, CEO of Invencor Inc., a company that manages a debt and equity

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Attorney Outlines Ways to Attract Investors

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Attracting investment is a key component of getting any biomass-related project off the ground. During

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Georgia Offers Support for Biomass-to-Energy Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The 2011 Southeast Biomass Conference & Tradeshow kicked off in Atlanta today. Nearly 325 professionals

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Algae Demo Plant Grand Opening Scheduled for Nov. 17 in Fla.

(Culturing Solutions/Biorefining Magazine)  Tampa, Fla.-based Culturing Solutions will host the grand opening of its algae-to-biofuel demonstration plant in New Port

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo February 5-8, 2012 Orlando, FL

  National Biodiesel Conference & Expo   February 5-8, 2012   Orlando, FL

Just like our industry over the years, our conference has changed and evolved as well. From the beginnings in 2004

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Ethanol Industry Left Out of Hearing Again

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy and Environment is holding a hearing

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Study: E15 Ethanol Damages Boat Engines

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Ethanol supporters contend that research isn’t fair A blend of 15 percent ethanol and

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European Energy Giant Launches Microalgae Production

(ecoduna)  The first continuous algae-breeding facility world-wide from ecoduna goes into operation on a commercial scale. The first continuous algae-breeding

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Closed Bio-Fuel Firm Tried, Failed at Making Own Product

by Walt Nett (Avalanche-Journal/LubbockOnline)  Absolute Fuels tried twice to make biodiesel, but lost money the first time around and couldn’t

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Comet Biorefining Inc. Announces Fabrication of Cellulosic Sugar Toll Facility

(TradingCharts.com)  Comet Biorefining Inc., a leader in low cost cellulosic sugar technology, today announced that it has begun fabrication of a

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No-Kill Farming: The Rise of Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Biofuels through Continuous Harvest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does continuous harvest, and direct production from CO2 and water, offer a transformative, no-kill way

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Is There Too Much Land in Europe?

by Robert Vierhout (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE)  …Even if that extra demand would not exist, why would European politicians want to

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E15: Cracking the RVP Nut

by Jeremy P. Greenhouse  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Greenhouse & Gram) New blend won’t qualify for One Pound Waiver, presenting huge hurdle

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Gauging 2012 Volumes: Will RINs Prove that the RFS Needs Modifying?

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …By Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA will issue its renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes

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Cropping Between the Lines

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The bull’s-eye on corn ethanol could fade if the industry steps up and makes

November 2, 2011 Read Full Article

The Round and Square of It: Proving the Sustainability of Crop Residue Removal

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Three years ago, ag giants John Deere & Co., Archer Daniels Midland Co. and

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SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel Hits Production Milestone

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  …The company’s community-scale model is paying off as the plant reached a milestone surpassing its

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FlexFuel Vehicle Education Project Announced

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new public education project to reach drivers of FlexFuel Vehicles (FFVs) by working with state

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U.S. Navy Expands Algae Biofuel Testing At Sea And In The Air

by Tina Casey (Talking Points Memo)  …Earlier this year, the Navy successfully tested a 50-50 algae aviation biofuel blend on a

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China Completes First Biofuel Jet Test Flight

by John C.K. Daly (http://oilprice.com)   On 28 October Air China conducted its first trial flight of a passenger jet powered

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Military Thinktank Urges US to Cut Oil Use

Suzanne Goldenberg   (The Guardian)  Report from Military Advisory Board says US must reduce energy imports over the next decade

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California Cracking Down on Kitchen Grease Thieves

(Bloomberg BusinessWeek/Associated Press)  …The California Department of Food and Agriculture said Thursday it is contracting with police to target areas

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Jatropha Biodiesel, “One of the Best Alternatives” for the American Continent

(Costa Rica News) This has been the conclusion of the videoconference “Presentation of the Jatropha curcas L. network for investigation,

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UK Firm’s Failed Biofuel Dream Wrecks Lives of Tanzania Villagers

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian/The Observer)  The collapse of Sun Biofuels has left hundreds of Tanzanians landless, jobless, and in despair

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Amtrak: Biodiesel Trial Results Encouraging

(Railway Age)  Amtrak says that it found the use of a renewable biodiesel fuel blend to power its daily Heartland

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Maple Leaf Reforestation to Build Biodiesel Plant in Canada

(Biofuels International)  Energy company Maple Leaf Reforestation (MLR) is to open a biodiesel facility in British Columbia, Canada, using next

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Amyris Receives Approval for R$ 22 Million Funding from Brazil’s Development Bank

(Amyris)  Amyris, Inc. , a leading renewable chemicals and fuels company, announced that it has received final approval from the

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What’s the Buzz? The 10 hottest topics in biofuels right now.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … But here are 10 themes that are shaping up to be the Buzz of

November 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Conclave 2011 November 23-24 Mumbai, India

  Clean Fuels Conclave 2011    November 23-24   Mumbai, India

Clean Fuels Conclave 2011 is the 7th global event being organized by Growdiesel – the grand platform to disseminate information

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ICM Designs Cassava Ethanol Plant in Mozambique

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) Ethanol plant design company, ICM, Inc., of Colwich, Kansas, has designed and constructed equipment for a

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Could Biomass Technology Help Commercialize Biochar?

by Robert Crowe (Renewable Energy World)  …Research shows biochar improves soil fertility, decreases water pollution and even mitigates heavy metals.

November 1, 2011 Read Full Article

OriginOil’s New Harvest Pretreatment Boosts Algae Growth Rates

(OriginOil)  Researchers have shown improved growth for both fresh and saltwater algae strains OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology

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Green Initiatives Cleared for Takeoff at O’Hare, Midway Airports

by Jon Hilkevitch  (Chicago Tribune)  Solar energy collectors will be installed on up to 60 acres at O’Hare International Airport, and

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Ammo for Defending the RFS

by  Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Interesting article turned up this week from Australia, showing just what could happen

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Raising ‘Sugar-Cane’: Investigative Report into Ethanol Industry Battles

by Les Coleman, Deb Courson Smith (Public News Service – SD)   …Flo-Sun, through subsidiaries such as Florida Crystals and

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Publication: A Review of Environmental Issues in the Context of Biofuel Sustainability Frameworks

by Guariguata, M.R.; Masera, O.R.; Johnson, F.X.; von Maltitz, G.; Bird, N.; Tella, P.; Martínez-Bravo, R  (Center for International Forestry

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VTG’s New Ethanol Wagon Pooling System Takes Transports from the Road to the Railway

(VTG)  The Hamburg-based wagon hire and rail logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft  has established a new pool of wagons to provide

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NREL Opens New Doors to Renewable Energy Data

(US Department of Energy)  Developer.nrel.gov empowers Web developers to use renewable energy data for Web and mobile applications The U.S.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Expand the Production and Availability of Advanced Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  USDA Farm Bill Program Supports Job Creation Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced payments for 156

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“Are You Any Less Worried about Energy Security Today than You Were 4 Years Ago?” Asks BP

by Bill Lundberg (Biofuels Digest)  Should the Renewable Fuel Standard be scrapped, or revised? BP North America chief Susan Ellerbusch

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Mazda Showcases Grand Ideas in Small Cars at 2011 SEMA Show With “Green” Roadster and Tiny Turbo

(PR NewsWire/Mazda)  North American Operations (MNAO) is known for its Zoom-Zoom dynamism, which is evident in the brand’s lineup of

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