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ATW’s 5th Annual Eco-Aviation Conference & Awards Ceremony June 20-21, 2012 Crystal City, VA

  ATW’s 5th Annual Eco-Aviation Conference & Awards Ceremony     June 20-21, 2012   Crystal City, VA

ATW’s 5th Annual Eco-Aviation Conference looks at the strategies and technologies being implemented by the air transport industry as it strives to create a greener, sustainable future. ATW’s Annual Eco-Aviation

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Cassava Starch World 2012 February 22-24 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  Cassava Starch World 2012   February 22-24  Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Centered around the theme on Finding Value Added Applications for Cassava, CMT’sCassava Starch World conference is a must attend event for the entire supply chain of the industry. Find out key issues on Cassava

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Canadian Company Works to Showcase Closed-Loop Ethanol Plant

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  By the end of January, Atlantic BioEnergy Corp. expects to be producing ethanol at its new $6.2 million demonstration plant in Cornwall, Prince Edward

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USDA Helps Install 266 Blender Pumps through REAP

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The USDA announced the final round of fiscal year 2011 Renewable Energy for America Program awards on Dec. 14. The awards included grants

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CAD for RNA: Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Develop CAD-Type Tools for Engineering RNA Control Systems

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  The computer assisted design (CAD) tools that made it possible to fabricate integrated circuits with millions of transistors may soon be coming to

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New Biofuel Production Technologies: Overview of These Expanding Sectors and the Challenges Facing Them

(IFP Energies Nouvelles)  The numerous research programmes looking at new-generation biofuels that were initiated over the last ten years are now starting to bear fruit. Although no plants are producing and

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Risk Management Agency Announces Pilot Crop Insurance Program for Camelina

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The USDA’s Risk Management Agency has developed a pilot program to insure camelina. The program, which will be available in selected counties in Montana and

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Algae Perspectives: A Look Back…a Look Forward

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization)  …Many of you will remember that 2011 began with a discouraging report that claimed algae biofuels could never play a role in US energy

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New Mexico State University Advances their Algae Test Bed Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since early October, New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) researchers have been transitioning from algae operations in the IEE water and energy

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Japan: New Venture to Pursue Mass Production of Algae Biofuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  rom the Denki Shimbun Electric Daily News comes a story about three Japanese companies: IHI Corporation, Gene and Gene Technology (G&GT), and the Neo-Morgan Laboratory Incorporated (NML)

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What in the World Are “Feedstock Logistics”?

by Dr. Steven Thomas (US Department of Energy)  Biomass feedstocks – the raw organic material that can be converted into biofuel, biopower, or bioproducts – come in many forms, from woody

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Pumps New Life into Pulp and Paper Mills

by Neil Rossmeissl (US Department of Energy)  Despite Americans’ voracious appetite for paper products — a staggering 700 pounds per person annually — America’s pulp and paper industry has been struggling

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

UK Companies to Invest £2.5bn in Renewables

by Angela Monaghan (The Telegraph)  The plans, announced in the financial year so far, could create almost 12,000 jobs across the country according to research by the Department of Energy

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New Leaf Biofuel to Supply Biodiesel to San Diego School Buses

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesle Magazine)  San Diego-based biodiesel producer New Leaf Biofuel LLC has forged an agreement with the San Diego Unified School District to supply biodiesel to its fleet

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Blend-Your-Own at the Pump

by Tim Hoskins  (Iowa Farmer Today)  Blender gas pumps are viewed as one way to increase ethanol sales and allow for a transition to higher ethanol-blended gasoline. A blender pump

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Biofuel Subsidies Need Reform

by Nathanael Green (Energy Now/Natural Resources Defense Council)  …Our dependence on oil hurts our economy, helps our adversaries and puts our security at risk. Each day we send over $1

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Sony’s Bio Battery Turns Waste Paper into Electricity

(BBC)   Sony has unveiled a paper-powered battery prototype in Japan. The technology generates electricity by turning shredded paper into sugar which in turn is used as fuel. …The process works

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Alta Vista Securities Announced It Has Closed a Seven Million Dollar Joint Venture Investm

(PRLog)  Alta Vista Securities today (December 29, 2011) announced today a new Bioenergy Joint Venture focusing on the processing of Rice, Sugarcane and Coconut into energy producing Biofuels Pacific Biofuels

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Nova Scotia CleanTech Open Top 10 Announced

(PR Log)  Innovacorp today announced the list of clean technology start-ups moving on to round two of the Nova Scotia CleanTech Open competition. Innovacorp today announced the list of clean

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Black Pearl Capital Partners Acquires Former Blackburn Paper Mill as it Continues Development of its UK Renewable Energy Parks

(PR NewsWire)  Start of demolition works at the former chemical plant in Castleford Black Pearl Capital Partners (“BPCP”) today announced that it has acquired a 118 acre infrastructure site near Blackburn,

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Report “The GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy”

(Global Bioenergy Partnership)  In November 2011 the GBEP Steering Committee endorsed the report The Global Bioenergy Partnership Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy. It was developed by GBEP Partners and Observers through the

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Major Step Forward Towards Drought Tolerance in Crops

(Science Daily)  When a plant encounters drought, it does its best to cope with this stress by activating a set of protein molecules called receptors. These receptors, once activated, turn

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Iowans Fueled with Pride Publishes Iowa Caucus Voter Guide

(Iowans Fueled with Pride)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced the release of the Iowans Fueled with Pride coalition 2012 Iowa Caucus Voter Guide.  The guide outlines the

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San Francisco to Turn Xmas Trees into Biofuel

(Bay City News Service)  Christmas trees in San Francisco will be used as biofuel as part of the city’s 25th annual “Treecycling” program, which officials celebrated with a “chipping of

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

US Federal Court Issues Injunction against California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane  and Todd Guerrero  (Biofuels Digest/Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.)  Us federal judge rules that California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard interferes with the “maintenance of a national economic union

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Harvesting Both Corn Grain and Stover in Adverse Weather

by Cole Gustafson, Thein Maung and David Ripplinger (North Dakota State University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  NDSU quantifies the cost and time involved in corn stover collection …The research team at  North

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The Quest for Maximum Yield

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol producers who don’t relentlessly focus on yield may be leaving precious revenue on the table In 2010, plants with higher-than-average ethanol yield brought

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Good Digestion: It’s Been a Bumpy Road to Full-Scale Adoption of Anaerobic Digestion Technologies at Ethanol Plants

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite the promise of methane from anaerobic digestion technology, low natural gas rates and other factors have kept ethanol producers from jumping in with

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Forging Ahead: Enterprising Retail Operators Install E85 Pumps Despite Pricing Uncertainties

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Retailers are concerned about increasing E85 prices as a result of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit’s expiration, says Todd Garner, CEO of Boca

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Growing Pains: Brazil’s Sugarcane Ethanol Industry Hits a Snag

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Brazil began developing its domestic ethanol industry in the 1970s in response to the worldwide oil crisis that hit countries with little to no

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Looking at Life Without an Ethanol Subsidy

(Farm Futures)  Failure to renew the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit will create a new world for the industry. …What many consumers don’t realize is that the tax credit didn’t

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Expiring Ethanol Credit to Add to Gas Price Jump

(WRAL)  Lack of action by state lawmakers and Congress is expected to raise gas prices in North Carolina by more than 8 cents a gallon, starting Sunday. Half of the

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Biotech Firms Go after Smart Enzymes to Fuel Energy Sector

by Vishal Dutta (The Times of India/Economic Times)  Biotech companies producing industrial enzymes are gradually moving to cellulosic enzymes that help in bio-fuel generation. Enzymes are biological catalysts and when added

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Fla. Shouldn’t Give up on Renewable Fuels

(Orlando Sentinel) Editorial:  …This month a state House panel approved a bill to repeal the 2008 state law that requires most gasoline sold in Florida to include up to 10

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Texas Issues New Guidelines Facilitating Greater Biodiesel Use

by Ron Kortrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Last week the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality concluded that air quality is simply not a reason for concern regarding biodiesel volumes associated with federally

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Robinson Remains Believer as Biofuel Projects Move Ahead

by Gene Zaleski (The Times and Democrat)  …Orangeburg County (South Carolina) Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson said while there are challenges in alternative fuel production, they can be overcome.

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

New Ethanol Blender Pumps in Illinois

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …Growth Energy, Horizon Fuels, the American Lung Association and Marquis Energy partnered to help with the promotions and labeling for the three new Flex Fuel pumps at

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

How Virent Is Using Plants To Replace Oil

by Rachel Z. Arndt (FastCompany)   …(W)e speak with Mary Tilton, VP of plant operations at Virent, which is using chemistry to turn plants into fuel. “We are replacing crude

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Mascoma, Codexis Closing in on Commercialized Cellulosic Biofuels

by Derek Mead (GreenTechMedia)  Biofuel up-and-comers Codexis and Mascoma both have big news that means cellulosic ethanol production is right around the corner. …With traditional sugar feedstocks — and in

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Increased Estimates of Air-Pollution Emissions from Brazilian Sugar-Cane Ethanol

C-C. Tsao, J. E. Campbell, M. Mena-Carrasco, S. N. Spak, G. R. Carmichael & Y. Chen  (Nature Climate Change)  Accelerating biofuel production has been promoted as an opportunity to enhance energy security, offset greenhouse-gas emissions and

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Ethanol-Friendly Manitoba: Shell Scouts Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Opportunities

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Royal Dutch Shell plc is in the early stages of a development project that would site a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in southern Manitoba.

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Corn Stover Marketing Will Require Much More Market Analysis Than Corn Marketing

(FarmGateBlog.com)  Many Cornbelt farmers are planning to deliver corn stover to the local ethanol plant to generate a new income stream.  Others are planning to cultivate and harvest switchgrass, miscanthus,

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Biofuels, Gas Station Groups Form Alliance

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, which represents the state’s ethanol and biodiesel producers, and the Iowa Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores have announced a

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

From Farm to Biorefinery: Ethanol Production Efficiency Improves

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …According to a landmark study by the Keystone Alliance (a group including both farm groups and environmental organizations, such as Environmental Defense Fund and The

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

EPA Finalizes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards

(Environmental Protection Agency)  he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2).

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production by Ultrasound-Assisted Transesterification: State of the Art and the Perspectives

by Vlada B. Veljković , Jelena M. Avramović, Olivera S. Stamenković (Science Direct)  In the present paper state-of-the art and perspectives of ultrasound-assisted (UA) biodiesel production from different oil-bearing materials using acid, base and

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Relative Potential of Biosynthetic Pathways for Biofuels and Bio-Based Products

by Deepak Dugar & Gregory Stephanopoulos (Nature Biotechnology) To the Editor: Concerns about the sustainability of fossil fuels and global warming1, along with energy security2, have provided a strong incentive recently toward research

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Jim Rekoske From Honeywell On Developing Biofuels

by Rachel Z. Arndt (FastCompany)  “We’ve been in the industry for 97 years, and we’re very good at knowing how to make the right fuels for the right specifications. We

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Eni Signs Cooperation Agreements with Sonangol

(Eni)  The agreement is a further step in the consolidation of Eni’s presence in Angola. Eni signed today three agreements in Luanda to further strengthen its cooperation with the Angolan

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Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Still Planned for Lake County

(Network Indiana)  Evansville-based Powers Energy of America is still planning on buying land in south Lake County and building a facility that will convert trash into ethanol in about three

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Wayne Keith Sets a New World Wood Gas Speed Record

by David Bransby(Auburn University/Biofuels Digest)  We hear a lot about “drop-in” fuels these days. While this term typically means an infrastructure-compatible liquid transportation fuel, Wayne Keith has come up with

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

International Biodiesel Markets – Developments in Production and Trade

(German Union for the Promotion of Oils and Protein Plants — UFOP)  The global biodiesel market has shown an exponential growth in production and trade across the past decade. Nowadays, more biodiesel

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Christmas Waste Paper Could Be Turned Into High Grade Biofuel

(RedOrbit)  UK’s wrapping paper and festive cards could provide energy to send a bus to the moon more than 20 times If all the UK’s discarded wrapping paper and Christmas

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

NEXIM Grants $695m Loans for Renewable Energy

by Emeka Ugwuanyi (The Nation)  As part of contribution to developing and using renewable energy as against the current dependence on fossil  fuels, the  Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) said it has

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Saint Aubin se lance dans les sucres spéciaux, l’éthanol et les bio-fertilisants

by Joanna Seenayen ( Lexpress)  En droite ligne avec le concept Maurice Ile Durable, le groupe sucrier s’engage dans la production d’électricité, d’éthanol et de bio fertilisant. Il va aussi commercialiser

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2nd Lawsuit Challenges Ethanol Project in UP

(WLNS/AP)  Critics of a refinery planned for the Upper Peninsula have filed a second lawsuit against the project. Larry Klein and the Sierra Club claim the U.S. Energy Department failed

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

CAAFI Expo–Alternative Aviation Fuels Interests Convene to Build Momentum for Near Term Commercialization

(CAFFI)  Potential investors and business buyers and government policy makers will have a unique chance to  get to know key players in the development and deployment of alternative aviation fuels

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The 11 Top Biofuels Trends of 2011

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There were IPOs a go-go, a big comeback from biodiesel. The global ethanol fleet has acquired new popularity amongst advanced biofuels developers looking for capital

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Too Costly to Turn Cooking Oil into Biodiesel, Says Middleman

(The Star)  Most of the used cooking oil collected from kitchens are no longer recycled for biodiesel because of the high cost involved, according to a middleman. The middleman, who

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

John Lewis Use Biodiesel to Power Jungheinrich Forklift

(Warehouse News)  At its distribution centre at Brackmills, Northamptonshire, leading retailer John Lewis is turning waste cooking oil from its in-store restaurants into eco-friendly biodiesel which it is using to

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Army Goes All Jay Leno on Cyclone Biofuel Steam Engines

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica) The U.S. Army is developing high tech steam engines that can run on biofuels, and not just

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack, Heads of BP, Amyris, Raizen, Solazyme Head Top 100 People List

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack headed the “Top 100 People in Bioenergy” as voted

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Boosting Biofuels for Sustainable Energy and Environment

(European Commission CORDIS)  Europeans believe in a sustainable environment, and a way of ensuring its future is to promote and

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Face a Reality Check

by Lauren Sommer  (KQED)  …The idea behind biofuels is pretty simple. Plants take sunlight and use that energy to make

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Fuel From Waste?

by Robert F. Service (Science Magazine)  In the biofuels business, the idea of converting nonfood plants to fuels is like

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Area Plant Makes Bio-Resins for Plastics

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal)  A northeast Nebraska start-up company has produced its first batches of an ag-based material

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Control Union’s Verkerk Says Biofuels Will Grow Europe Canola Market

by Scott Larson   (The Star Phoenix)  A new market for canola growers is opening up in Europe, says a

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

French Group Tereos Internacional and Brazil’s Petrobras to Study Ethanol Production in Mozambique

(Macau Hub)  French group Tereos Internacional and Brazilian energy company Petrobras Wednesday in Maputo signed a protocol of intentions with

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The Magic Word is…Adipic. Looking at Verdezyne and Its Bull Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But think nylon, the wonder material. Friend of low-cost carpet, your latest pair of Jimmy

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Sets Out Plans for Cutting emissions by over 80% without Disrupting Energy Supplies and Competitiveness.

(European Commission)  Committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050, the EU is exploring the

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University of Georgia, University of Puerto Rico, to Launch Algal Fuels R&D Center

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, the University of Georgia has teamed with the University of Puerto Rico to develop

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont and Rosetta Green Sign Research Agreement to Identify Drought Tolerance Genes in Corn and Soybeans

(DuPont)  DuPont and Rosetta Green Ltd. have entered into a strategic research agreement to identify drought tolerance genes in corn and

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SEKAB E-Technology AB Ends its Operational Commitment in the Ethanol Pilot

(MyNewsDesk.com/SEKAB)  SEKAB announced today that the company will end the operation and collaboration agreement for maintenance and operation of the

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Shell Wins Ad Watchdog Challenge over Green Biofuel Claims

(Click Green)  The UK’s advertising watchdog has ruled in favour of oil giant Shell over marketing claims its biofuels reduced

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Usage of Biodiesel Fuel Blends Within Marine Inboard Engines

(InfotechSpotlight)  …The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Cummins, Inc.,

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Coskata’s $100 million IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first gas fermentation technology to come to the public markets: Coskata files its $100

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Industry, Academic Professionals Offer Advice for President Obama’s Bioeconomy Blueprint

by Alex Philippidis (Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News)  President Barack Obama’s administration has begun reviewing suggestions for a National Bioeconomy Blueprint

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Discovery On How Sugars Are Moved Throughout a Plant

(Science Daily)  …But how the sucrose produced in the leaves via photosynthesis is delivered to the transporters that move it

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Who Will Control the Green Economy­­?

(ETC Group)  New report on Corporate Concentration in the Life Industries From the UN Rio+20 preparatory meetings in New York,

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Another Blue Chip Partnership: Bioplastics Alliance With Coca-Cola

by Pavel Molchanov, Cory J. Garcia, Stacey Hudson (Raymond James)  Our industry brief from June 10, “Bio-Based Plastics: In Coke-Pepsi

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plants Add to Pollution

by Cody Winchester and Megan Luther  (Argus Leader)  Industry tops in state for toxic emissions …For the past five years in

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (December 14, 2011) announced loans and grants for agricultural producers and

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Biofuel Research Boosted by Discovery of How Cyanobacteria Make Energy

(Science Daily)  A generally accepted, 44-year-old assumption about how certain kinds of bacteria make energy and synthesize cell materials has

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel, Renewable Chemical Advocates Push Reliable Tax Incentives, S. 1764

by Jeanne Roberts (Energy Boom)  On Wednesday, December 14, representatives from the nation’s biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products industries provided

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Alta Vista Securities Announces a Joint Venture for a Bioenergy Venture in the Philippines

(PR-USA.net)     The project will be engaged in jatropha production and biodiesel processing venture in the Sierra Madre Mountain

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

On Electric-Vehicle Incentives, Diesel Defenders Cry Foul

by Paul Stenquist (New York Times)  The U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars, a Washington-based advocacy group whose members include Bosch,

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

OriginOil Enters Joint Venture to Develop Biorefineries for U.S. Department of Defense Biofuels Programs

(OriginOil)  JV receives preliminary funding commitment of $4.5 million to carry out bankable feasibility studies OriginOil, Inc., the developer of

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

LCAC 91 Achieves Navy’s Fastest Maritime Surface Craft Speed on Algal Fuel Blend

by Naval Sea Systems Command (Navy.mil)  The Navy successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year today with

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Visionary Group in Montana Tells Us Their Rural Transit Success Story

by David Goldberg (Transportation for America)  …To fill gaps in service, Opportunity Link two years ago led the creation of North

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

To Survive, Some Biofuels Companies Give Up on Biofuels

by Kevin Bullis (MIT Technology Review)  Gevo, a prominent advanced-biofuels company that has received millions in U.S. government funding to

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Chemicals and Biofuel from Wood Biomass

(PhysOrg.com)  A method developed at Aalto University in Finland makes it possible to use microbes to produce butanol suitable for

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

BP Quits Solar Business

by Shifra Mincer  (AOL Energy)  BP has confirmed it will be closing down operations of 40-year-old BP Solar. …This July, BP Solar

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

ASX Announcement: Algae.Tec and Luthansa Sign MOU

(Algae.Tec)  Algae.Tec Ltd and the major European airline Lufthansa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly evaluate the potential

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Vertis Signed up as Agent for BioMCN in Central Europe

(BioMCN)  Environmental commodity broker Vertis Environmental Finance have signed an agency agreement with BioMCN for the representation and sales of

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Increase Waste Vegetable Oil Collections With Durable Recycling Containers By Moeller

by The Moore Company (PerishableNews.com)  …Moeller’s line of rugged plastic products includes a waste oil shuttle to drain fryolators and

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

BlueFire Renewables Launches Subsidiary and Formalizes Funding Agreements in 2011; Sets Sights on Further, Significant Milestones for 2012

(Blue Fire Renewables)  …To meet increasing demand for cellulosic sugars (“The New Oil”) BlueFire formed SucreSource, LLC, a wholly owned

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Flex-Fuel Cars Find Few Pumps, Chargers Aplenty: BGOV Barometer

by Angela Greiling Keane  (Bloomberg)  Public charging stations for electric autos outnumber outlets for alternative motor fuels by almost two

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

News You Can Use: 5 Biofuels Reports Worth Getting Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …1. The USDA’s crop land report. What: An in-depth analysis of U.S. land use patterns

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Los Alamos National Laboratory Announces Top 10 Science Stories of 2011

(Los Alamos National Laboratory)  Los Alamos National Laboratory’s top 10 science stories of 2011 illustrate the broad variety of scientific

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Algae Biofuel Pilot Plant Construction Starts

by Analia Murias (FIS Worldnews)  The Biotechnology Consortium (Bal Biofuels) began the construction of the Experimental Centre of Algae (CEA)

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

South Dakota Has $950,000 for Blender Pumps

by Ann Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com)  South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says $950,000 in grants will be made available through the Governor’s Office

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Ethanol Racing Fuel Firm Gets Paul Dana Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  If not for the vision of Paul Dana that ethanol could fuel Indy Racing cars, Ignite Racing

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Tax Break Ends, Brazil Sees an Opening

by Charles Abbott and Reese Ewing  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A U.S. ethanol tax credit costing roughly $6 billion a year

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

CARB Releases 2011 LCFS Review Report

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has completed the first required formal review of the

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Critic’s Argument Relies on Faulty Information

by Kevin Skunes (InForum)  In response to Ross Nelson’s “Ethanol? I’ll supply the shovels” column on Nov. 27, we should

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Kansas City Firm to Re-Open Mead Ethanol Plant

by Art Hovey (Lincoln Journal Star)  Spectrum Business Ventures of Kansas City aims to bring a closed ethanol plant near

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

US – Ethanol Growth Not Leading to Cropland Expansion-New USDA Report Shows

(BiofuelsChat.com)  An in-depth analysis of U.S. land use patterns released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows total cropland

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Researchers Discover a Way to Significantly Reduce the Production Costs of Fuel Cells

(EurekAlert/Aalto University)  This ALD method for manufacturing fuel cells requires 60 per cent less of the costly catalyst than current

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Energy in Alberta

(Natural Resources Canada)  Canada strengthened its position as a clean energy superpower today with a Government of Canada investment that

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Are Biofuels the Best Use of Our Limited Land Resources?

by Tyler Hamilton (OilPrice.com)  …This isn’t just about corn; it’s also about how we choose to use agricultural residues, municipal

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE Researchers Achieve Important Genetic Breakthroughs to Help Develop Cheaper Biofuels

(US Department of Energy)  Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) announced today a major

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Endesa to Perform Industrial Test of CO2 Capture Using Microalgae

(Endesa)  Madrid • Expansion of the Almería plant to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of the technology. • The success

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Airlines Must Pay for Carbon Emissions on European Flights, High Court Rules

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  Europe’s highest court ruled Wednesday that the European Union has the legal right to

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

The Selling of Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In all the discussions about renewable fuels R&D, engineering, policy, finance, and construction, the customer

December 22, 2011 Read Full Article

2100 CAAFI General Meeting Presentations Available Online

Presentations delivered by the various panel members are available on the CAAFI Expo website.  READ MORE Business Team RIN Compliance

December 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Achieves Milestones at Rotterdam, Porvoo Refineries

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Global refining and marketing company Neste Oil Corp. held a grand opening ceremony at its

December 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Hart Energy Report Suggests Blend Wall Could Drive up RIN Prices

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The anticipated saturation of the U.S. ethanol market could have interesting implications for the

December 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Gaia Association and SEI Launches New Initiative to Produce Clean Cooking Fuel from Waste for Addis Ababa Households

(Project Gaia)  On November 23, Gaia Association, in partnership with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority,

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Metso to Deliver the First Commercial LignoBoost Plant to Domtar in North America

(Metso)  Metso will supply the world’s first commercial installation of LignoBoost technology to Domtar in North America. The equipment will

December 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Battery-Car Future Undercut by Europe, Improvements in ICE Technology

by Neil Winton (Detroit News)  Investment bank Morgan Stanley came up with a nasty surprise for Nissan-Renault and other cheer-leaders

December 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Sorghum Biofuel Plant Mulled

by James Konstantin Galvez (The Manila Times)  The Department of Agriculture (DA) is in talks with San Carlos Bioenergy Inc.

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Washington State University Center at Prosser Researches Possible Biofuels

by Ross Courtney (The Seattle Times/Yakima Herald-Republic)  …”You get down to it, it’s dirty work,” said Steve Fransen, a research

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

The Economics of Higher Ethanol Blends

by Kim Clark (Nebraska Corn Board)  …Although you have increased horsepower when using ethanol blended fuel, fuel mileage may decrease

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

The Death of Range Fuels Shouldn’t Doom All Biofuels

by Kevin Bullis (MIT Technology Review)  This month, Range Fuels, one of the first companies in a wave of startups

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Drop-in Biofuels Take Flight in Commerce City, Colorado

by John Schueler (US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy works in partnership with

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Boyacá Will Build First Beet Based Ethanol Plant

(La Republica) Bogotá for the first quarter of 2012 would begin building the first plant producing ethanol from sugar beet,

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Mascoma Awarded $80 Million from the DOE for Construction of Commercial-Scale Hardwood Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Kinross, Michigan

(MarketWatch/Mascoma)  Fully-funded commercial-scale facility Mascoma Corporation, a renewable fuels company, announced today that it has signed a cooperative agreement with

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Aurora Develops New Techniques for Genetic Optimization of Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Aurora Algae is using a novel technique for genetic optimization to create advanced-trait algae strains for product

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

China Initiative to Curb Illegal Use of Waste Vegetable Oil

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A crackdown in China aimed at eliminating the illegal practice of using waste cooking oil

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

OnSite Energy Partners with MSU’s Freeway to Fuels Project

by  Bryan Sims  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Having finished the first phase of exploring the feasibility of growing, harvesting and utilizing bioenergy

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Sugarcane Ethanol Economics

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Between 2006 and 2011, the price of sugar, while having numerous peaks and valleys,

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Reaching the E15 Summit: Getting the Waiver Was Easy, Compared to the Work Required to Fulfill Requirements for E15 Implementation

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The industry believed it had the scientific backing to support the use of higher

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Why the Farm Bill Needs a Robust Energy Title

byJames C. Greenwood and Robert Johnson (The Hill Congress Blog/BIO/National Farmers’ Union)   Maintaining agricultural productivity in America is indispensable to

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Loss of Federal Incentives Could Hurt Cellulosic Ethanol Development

by Robert Pore (The Independent)  …Nebraska’s ethanol industry could be adversely impacted if Congress doesn’t extend key tax incentives, especially

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Switchgrass as Ideal Biofuel Feedstock?

by Derek Mead (CleanTechMedia)  Can biofuel be economically coaxed from a modest plant? …A new research review published today(December 13, 2011) 

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Doing the Ethanol Shuffle

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  There’s a hot new craze called the “Ethanol Shuffle” that’s sweeping seaports from Sao

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Output Slows on Less Brazilian Ethanol, IEA Says

by Ola Gala (Bloomberg)  World production of biofuels will increase at a slower pace than previously forecast in the next five

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

The Cellulosic Ethanol Debacle: Congress Mandated Purchase of 250 Million Gallons in 2011. Actual Production: 6.6 Million.

(The Wall Street Journal) Review & Outlook:  Years before the Obama Administration dumped $70 billion into solar and wind energy

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

S. African Biofuel Plan May Boost Sorghum Sixfold, Grain Says

by Carli Lourens (Bloomberg) South Africa’s proposed mandatory blending of biofuels with gasoline and diesel may signal the start of a

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Leadership Role for Malaysia in Aviation Biofuel

(Business Times)  Selecting an optimal algae strain to produce jet fuel in Malaysia will be a top research priority in

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Seminar Touts Small-Scale Biofuel Production on Wisconsin Farms

by Nathan Phelps  (Green Bay Press-Gazette)  On-site production of fuel builds security …Small-scale production of biodiesel and other biofuels derived

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Cooking Oil, Anyone?

(SmyrnaVinings.com)  The City of Smyrna plans to open a biodiesel processing plant, designed to cut fuel costs and reduce fossil fuel

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Licella, Air NZ, Virgin, Norske Skog Ink Pacts to Develop Aviation Fuels from Bio-Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Licella had a big day, announcing the opening of its demonstration plant, a

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

The 10 Top Unanswered Biofuels Questions for 2011

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Your calls and emails are always the highlight of our days. Most questions can be

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Bio-Ethanol Plant Secures Local Support

(Manila Bulletin)  Multinational firm Green Future Innovations, Inc. (GFII) has become more determined to pursue its 11,000-hectare sugar plantation for

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Thai Airways Starts Biofuel Flights

by Garry Robertson   (Carrentals.co.uk)  …In fact, this carrier will now be the first airline in all of Asia to undertake

December 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Sunflower Power And The Next Generation of Ulster Engineers

(University of Ulster)  University of Ulster engineers and pupils at a Portadown primary school have teamed up in a search for

December 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Evogene Expands Biofuel Activity in Brazil With SLC Agricola

(MarketWatch)  Expanded Agreement Follows Successful Completion of Field Trials Evogene Ltd. and SLC Agricola, a leading agribusiness company in Brazil,

December 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Pact Deepens FuelCell’s Reach to Europe, S. America

by Brad Kane  (HartfordBusiness.com)   Danbury alternative-power equipment maker FuelCell Energy, Inc. has inked a tentative deal with a Spanish energy

December 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Maersk and the U.S. Navy Collaborate on Biofuel Initiative

(The Maritime Executive)  Maersk and the U.S. Navy are testing algae-based biofuel on the container ship Maersk Kalmar. The ship

December 13, 2011 Read Full Article

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