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Young Algaeneers Symposium June 14-16, 2012 Wageningen, The Netherlands

  Young Algaeneers Symposium    June 14-16, 2012    Wageningen, The Netherlands

From June 14 to 16, 2012, the first edition of the Young Algaeneers Symposium will be organized in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to gather young scientists (PhD students and postdocs in

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2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 27-29 National Harbor, MD

  2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit   February 27-29    National Harbor, MD

The event is designed to bring together key players from across the energy ecosystem – researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials – to share ideas for developing and

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International Biodiesel Markets – Developments in Production and Trade

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The global biodiesel market has shown an exponential growth in production and trade across the past decade. Nowadays, more biodiesel than ever before is sourced from abroad and

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Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Woodfuels: A Joint Publication of FAO and IEA Bioenergy

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  As a potential substitute for fossil fuels, wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. FAO’s programme on wood energy promotes sustainable wood energy systems as a contribution

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Short Rotation Eucalypt Plantations for Energy in Brazil

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Brazil has over 4 million hectares of eucalypt plantations. Within that estate some plantations are dedicated to the production of charcoal while in some areas multiple land use

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Quantifying Environmental Effects of Short Rotation Coppice on Biodiversity, Soil and Water

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)   This report was prepared as a joint effort by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, University of Rostock, Chalmers University of Technology, Georg-August

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Brazil to Breathe Life into Faded Cuban Sugar Sector

by Esteban Israel and Peter Murphy (Reuters Africa)  Brazilian builder Odebrecht plans to produce sugar in Cuba, the company said on Monday, as looser restrictions on foreign investment in the communist island raise hopes

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Homeowners and Businesses Who Invest in Renewable Energy Could Get a Tax Break under Plan

by Mary Ellen Klas  (Miami Herald)  Legislators revive the debate over renewable energy in Florida with a Senate bill that promises tax credits for companies and homeowners. …The bill, SB

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Canadian Ethanol Plant Will Operate ‘Off Grid’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   A project to build an ethanol plant co-located with anaerobic digesters is in its final phase. Growing Power Hairy Hill L.P., a 40

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Biodiesels Pollute More than Crude Oil, Leaked Data Show

(EurActiv)  Greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels such as palm oil, soybean and rapeseed are higher than those for fossil fuels when the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) are

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From Seaweed to Biofuels

(Novozymes)  A new research collaboration between Novozymes and Sea6 Energy will explore enzymatic technology to produce fuel ethanol, fine chemicals, and protein from seaweed. Novozymes, the world leader in bioinnovation,

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Value Creation, Value Unlocking, Value Add

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Companies creating opportunities in feedstocks are getting lots of love from investors, and giant downstream partners like BP and Shell.  What’s up in the new

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Mediterranean Consortium Promotes Biodiesel Production

(Cyprus Mail)  A consortium comprising 12 organisations from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Lebanon and Egypt has been established to study the production of biodiesel from algae in selected Mediterranean countries.

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Policy Day at the Washington DC Auto Show

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On the day before the Washington DC Auto Show opens to the public, there is an event called Policy Day. Administration officials and high

January 30, 2012 Read Full Article

What is Cellulosic Ethanol? The Future Fuel

(EcoGreen4US) … Cellulosic ethanol is produced from plant fibre which is widely available almost anywhere in the world. Today, producing cellulosic ethanol is not in a laboratory anymore. A number ofmanufacturing plants around the world have been

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OriginOil Announces It Can Produce Algae Fuel In Existing Oil Refineries

by Christopher Demorro (Gas2) …But new research shows that our existing oil refineries could process crude algae oil, meaning most of the infrastructure is already in place. OriginOil, a leader

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Natural Gas vs. Energy Innovation

by Kate Bechen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The production of ethanol is a complex, energy intensive process. Critics often cite the energy usage of ethanol plants and the wastes produced by

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Company Advocates for the Use of Biodiesel at Power Plants

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)   Alabama-based Clean Energy Pathways Inc. is working to help coal-fired utilities meet state and federal compliance standards by helping to identify methods to increase efficiency

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CALL FOR PAPERS: World Clean Technology Summit September 26-28, 2012 Kampala, Uganda

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  World Clean Technology Summit    September 26-28, 2012   Kampala, Uganda

Every year, Pilot International continues to provide a Global Platform for Advancement of Innovations and Clean Technology for a Sustainable World. The growth and success of our events is testament

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World Clean Technology Summit September 26-28, 2012 Kampala, Uganda

  World Clean Technology Summit    September 26-28, 2012   Kampala, Uganda

Every year, Pilot International continues to provide a Global Platform for Advancement of Innovations and Clean Technology for a Sustainable World. The growth and success of our events is testament

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‘Biofuels Beltway March’ March 27-28, 2012 Washington, DC

  ‘Biofuels Beltway March’   March 27-28, 2012    Washington, DC

The American Coalition for Ethanol confirmed the dates for its fourth annual “Biofuels Beltway March” in Washington, DC. ACE’s fly-in will be held Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28,

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Biomass 2012 July 10-11, 2012 Washington, DC

  Biomass 2012    July 10-11, 2012   Washington, DC

On July 10–11, 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Program will host its fifth annual conference, with Advanced Biofuels USA as a co-host.   Biomass 2012: Confronting Challenges, Creating

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Australian Tree Offers Texas Growers Biofuel Alternative

by Logan Hawkes (Southwest Farm Press) Biodiesel is experiencing a historic surge worldwide. Pongamiapinnata is becoming a popular oilseed choice for biofuel production and has captured the attention of U.S. growers.

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Butamax™ Refutes Unfounded Allegations of Infringement

(Butamax)  Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, responded to the latest lawsuit filed by Gevo, Inc. related to isobutanol flash fermentation technology. “Let us state emphatically, Butamax does

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – from Community Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  2.4 million man-years of employment – from replacing 10 percent of gasoline consumption with ethanol made from agricultural waste?  That’s the tale of the tape

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Governments Key To Commercializing Biofuels

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  …But as 2012 progresses, industry is looking to governments to capitalize on the rapid technical progress made in approving bio-derived jet fuels by providing the

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DuPont Works with Iowa State University on Residue Buildup

(Biofuels International)  In order to discover better ways to harvest, store and transport corn residue, DuPont is working with Iowa State University to combat residue buildup. If the residue buildup

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Outdoor Power Equipment Maker Kicks off Ethanol Awareness Effort

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Husqvarna, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, has launched a new promotion focused on educating its customers about ethanol use

January 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Research, Process, Testing—Repeat: Is there a Science to Financing Science?

by Robert Bailey (Biorefinery Magazine/Trusted Advisory)  …As in any bold challenge to old thinking, the biofuels industry is running into resistance to funding. The Valley of Death is where concepts lie

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Why a Government-Based Business Strategy is Tricky

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Experts say it’s counterproductive, but biorefining firms continue on with government The government is a tricky organization to work with. At least that’s what Pamela

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Must Tackle Its Environmental Impact Before It Can Be Allowed to Grow, Says UK’s Aviation Regulator

(GreenAirOnline)  Although aviation is a key driver of growth, without tackling its global and local environmental impact, the industry will not be able to realise its economic potential, says the

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EPA Issues Notice of Data Availability Concerning Renewable Fuels Produced from Palm Oil Under the RFS Program

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) to release its lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis of palm oil used as

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Bernie Sanders Pledges Legislation Ending ‘Absurdity’ of Federal Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by Mat McDermott  (TreeHugger)  We just learned, based on IEA calculations, if all fossil fuel subsidies were eliminated it would result in greenhouse gas emission cuts deep enough to get us halfway to

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Consumers Have More Options at the Pump

by Meghan Grebner  (Brownfield Ag News)   Fort Wayne, Ind. residents will have additional options when it comes to filling up their flex-fuel vehicles.  The flex-fuel pump – the first of its kind offers

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The Downside to America’s Fracking Frenzy

by John Mathews (The Globalist)  …Today it is no longer evil oil companies riding roughshod over ranchers in Texas, but shale gas prospectors riding over communities’ rights wherever they drill

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Gas Mileage, Brand Perception Dominate J.D. Powers ‘Avoidance’ Study

(MSN Autos)  New-vehicle buyers heavily influenced by a general feeling about a brand, but specific about fuel-efficiency ratings. …Fuel efficiency, in fact, was found to be “the most influential reason

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Microbubbles Provide New Boost for Biofuel Production

(EurekAlert)  …Now, a team led by Professor Will Zimmerman in the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Sheffield, believe they have solved the problem. They have

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Scots Whisky Biofuel Team Launch Start-Up

(Edinburgh Napier University)  A NEW company has been launched to commercialise a process for producing biofuel made from whisky by-products. Celtic Renewables Ltd, a spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

A New Era of Domestic Energy

by Mary Rosenthal (Biofuels Digest/Algal Biomass Organization)  …We need to change our approach. Below are three things the biofuels industry in general, and the algae industry in particular can do

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 ABO Legislative Fly-in February 29-March 1 Washington, DC

  2012 ABO Legislative Fly-in   February 29-March 1   Washington, DC

ABO members who attend will be able to meet with their representatives in the 113th Congress and advocate for ABO’s legislative agenda. A legislative briefing on March 1st will feature key

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The World’s Fastest Vehicle Fueled by Vegetable Oil Showcased at DC Auto Show

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dave Schenker, founder and president of  the Greenspeed club came to the DC Auto Show to showcase the 1998 Chevy

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CAAFI Launches Path to Alternative Jet Fuel Readiness

(CAAFI)  The goal of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative® (CAAFI®) is to facilitate the development and deployment of alternative jet fuels that offer equivalent levels of safety and performance

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Crash-Testing the Plug-In: Ford CEO Alan Mulally on the Pitfalls of His Company’s Newest Car.

by Joanne Lipman (The Daily Beast)  For more than three years, President Obama has been singing the praises of electric cars. He’s repeatedly called for 1 million plug-in and hybrid vehicles on

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Building a World Market from Scratch

by Alvaro Cordero  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/U.S. Grains Council)  From a barely recognized feed alternative 10 years ago, distillers dried grains with solubles continues to gain recognition and markets. DDGS is

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Rolling into the Forage Market

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cattlemen are increasingly turning to value-added distillers grains products from SweetPro Feeds …Using the coproduct from ethanol production as a medium for vitamins, minerals,

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Plastics Cozy Up to Distillers Grains

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Can a Nebraska company process wet distillers grains into a biobased resin to replace conventional petroleum-based resins? Laurel BioComposite LLC says yes. …The pilot

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Mixing it Up: Combining Stover with Distillers Grains for Cattle Feed

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Corn stover has been used in small amounts as cattle feed for more than 100 years. Separately, distillers grains has grown in popularity as

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for a New Advanced Biofuel Production Facility in Oregon: Project will Create Jobs, Expand Production of Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has approved a conditional commitment in the amount of $232.5 million to ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery, LLC (ZBB) through

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French Biofuel Aid Helps Farmers, Costs Public: Study

by Gus Trompiz (Reuters)  French state support for crop-based biofuels has brought benefits for farming but also hidden costs for motorists who have ended up having to consume more fuel

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

South Africa Company to Invest E3bn in Local Ethanol Project

by Nomthandazo Nkambule  (The Swazi Observer)  A South African based company will invest about E3 billion in an ethanol project to be established along the Siphofaneni/Lavumisa corridor Minister of Agriculture Clement Dlamini

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Cal Poly Partners with California Energy Commission to Launch Algae-Based Wastewater Treatment Plant

(California Polytechnic State University)  Cal Poly faculty and students will demonstrate a new technology that uses algae to treat wastewater and produces biofuel as a byproduct. The system could be

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Return of the Pyromaniax

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You just can’t turn your back for very long, around the Pyromaniax – the researchers around the world working on pyrolysis. Now, pyro comes in

January 26, 2012 Read Full Article

The Latest Victim of Shale Gas — Clean Energy Technology

by Steve LeVine (Foreign Policy/Oil And Glory)  In the new issue of Wired, Julie Eilperin writes that clean-technology investment is in the throes of going bust, at least in the United States. That

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Synenergy Limited LLC and Allard Energy, Inc. to Revolutionize Medium-Scale Distributed Ethanol Fuel Refineries

(PR NewsWire/Allard Energy, Inc.)  Synenergy Limited, LLC, a global green solutions provider, today announced their distributorship with Allard Energy, Inc. (formerly, Allard Research and Development LLC), a leading innovator for small to

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Lignol Receives Approval of Four New Key Biorefining and Lignin Patent Application

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC), a leading technology company in advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, today announced that it has received confirmation that four new patent applications have been approved, bringing

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Clean Cities Coalitions, Industry Partners Host Texas Workshops

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Clean Cities coalitions in Texas have partnered with Renewable Energy Group Inc. and Omaha, Neb.-based wholesale biodiesel distributor Bosselman Energy to co-host four workshops in

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Soy Board Announces Outreach Initiatives to Support Biodiesel

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The United Soybean Board recently announced it plans to deliver funds through its Green Ribbon Fairs reimbursement program encouraging fairs across the country to promote

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

United Arab Emirates School Buses to Fill up on Biodiesel Blends

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A fleet of school buses in the United Arab Emirates will soon be fueled by a biodiesel blend. Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Washington Students to Design Ultra-Efficient Hybrid Powered by Biodiesel

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …The latest iteration of the program, EcoCAR2, kicked off in mid-2011. A total of 16 teams were selected to participate in the current competition co-sponsored

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Joule Unlimited, CPFD Software Win State Job Training Funds

by  Megan Kamerick  (New Mexico Business Weekly)  …The JTIP board approved $263,542.58 for Joule Unlimited    to create 20 jobs. The company is building the first phase of its commercial plant in Hobbs on

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Retired Army General Calls Biofuels “Ammunition”

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Like oil in World War II, U.S. Army Ret. General Paul J. Kern believes that biofuels

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

FAO Chief Biofuel Criticism ‘Misinformed,’ Industry Lobby Says

by  Rudy Ruitenberg (Bloomberg Business Week)  Criticism of biofuels and their impact on commodity prices by the new director general of

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Obama Calls for End to Oil Subsidies

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama voiced strong support for

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Branstad Disses WSJ

Gov. Terry Branstad is quick to counterattack against any and all of Iowa’s critics and on Tuesday he included the

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SkyNRG Serves First Middle Eastern Airline Etihad Airways via Boeing “Fuel from the Factory” Option

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market maker in sustainable jet fuel has supplied its first customer via a “fuel-from the

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Bills Aim to Help Establish Arizona as Algae-Farming Center

by Jessica Testa (Cronkite News)   Anticipating a day when Arizona becomes a leader in producing algae for biofuel, a

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Maersk Tests SoladieselRD(R) in 6,500 Nautical Mile Commercial Voyage

(MarketWIre/Solazyme)  Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today that Maersk Line, one of the biggest shipping companies

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Cyprus Wants to Grow Tiny Algae and See if They Are a Good Biofuels Alternative to Diesel

(Balkans.com)  Cyprus Agricultural Research Institute, a non-profit branch of the Agriculture Ministry, wants to grow tiny algae and see if

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Pond Biofuels to Pilot Cement Absorption System

(Daily Commercial News)  Pond Biofuels is piloting a new carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption system at St. Marys Cement. The new

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Gevo Wins Key Patent, Sues Dupont, Butamax

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo has received a patent on its GIFT separation unit, addressing the separation technology

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

And Now, a Word from Davos: “Moving towards a Next-Generation Ethanol Economy”.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bloomberg New Energy Finance launched its report “Moving towards a next-generation ethanol economy”. Commissioned by Novozymes, the

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

“ALL-of-the-Above” Except Biofuels

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Here’s the President’s new energy policy.  “This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Earthquakes, Water Pollution and Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Fracking – Strike Number Three?

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  …While U.S. energy companies began fracking for gas in the late 1990s, there was a dramatic

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The Commercial Impacts of Biofuel Sustainability April 4, 2012 London, UK

  The Commercial Impacts of Biofuel Sustainability    April 4, 2012  London, UK

Course objectives How is “sustainability” determined? Why does it matter from a business perspective? Which issues (including policy and certification)

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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 4-7, 2012 Minneapolis, MN DEADLINE February 10, 2012

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo   June 4-7, 2012  Minneapolis, MN    DEADLINE  February 10, 2012

Submit your presentation idea today! This is the year to present. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to reach thousands of

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2012 Farm Bill Biomass/Biofuel Recommendations

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Retain Agricultural Land: Agricultural and forest lands are vulnerable to loss due to

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USDA Makes 2012 REAP Funding Available

by Anna Austin (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  The USDA announced Jan. 20 a Notice of Funding Availability for its

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Ethanol Group Makes Suggestions for State of the Union Speech

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  American ethanol production is creating jobs, energizing rural economies, reducing oil imports, and helping

January 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Judge Denies Petition to Implement California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill denied the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) motion to

January 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Cepsa Useful Microalgae Grown to Produce Biodiesel

(EuropaPress)  Research Center and the Department Cepsa Cepsa working since 2010 in a research project to evaluate the feasibility of

January 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Durham Scientists Study Plants for Biofuel Production

by Whitney L.J. Howell  (NewsObserver)  …Inside its redesigned, sustainable lab space near the Durham Performing Arts Center, GrassRoots Biotechnology uses

January 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Inverbio Project Starts Production of Ethanol from Sugar Cane

(E-Consulta)  The Veracruz Institute of Bioenergetics (Inverbio) began work for the start of production of 2 000 hectares of sugar

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Robo-Copter Will Keep Tabs on Navy’s Biofuel Plants

by Spencer Ackerman and Noah Shachtman (Wired)  The Navy is hoping to one day run a huge chunk of its fleet

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Texas Farmer Wades into ‘Feed versus Fuel’ Battle

(National Corn Growers Association)  Ongoing media coverage on corn usage tends to sensationalize trends by pitting demand from the ethanol

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Policies for Bioenergy in an Era of Austerity

By Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  What should be the priorities for federal government support for bioenergy, in an era

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POET, DSM Form Landmark Cellulosic Ethanol Joint Venture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two titans form a monster JV, starting out with a $250M investment. …In Iowa, Poet

January 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Fuel Standard: A Petroleum Marketer’s Perspective

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  California’s low carbon fuel standard is a hot topic at this week’s California Biodiesel &

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Von Wedel Discusses Biodiesel Fuel Quality Issues at California Show

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Although the biodiesel industry is maturing, fuel quality is still a central issue. Randall von

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NBB’s Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians Training Program Earns ASE Accreditation

by National Biodiesel Board (Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board’s Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians training program has taken a huge

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Global Pongamia World 2012 June 25-26 Jaipur, India

  Global Pongamia World 2012   June 25-26  Jaipur, India

2 Day Pongamia State of Art International Workshop BACKGROUND Development of pongamia as a biofuel crop has largely been underway in India,

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Exploring New Feedstock Sources: Pongomia Shows Promise as New Oil Source

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A legume tree native to tropical and temperate regions around the world is attracting attention

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Feedstock Flexibility: Key to Future Profitability?

by Pete Moss (Biodiesel Magazine/Frazier, Barnes & Associates)  …Refined soybean oil is more expensive than degummed. Tallow is more expensive

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

A Critical Component

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Choosing the most appropriate feedstock pretreatment method for a given facility can make or break

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Keeping Pace

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Is there sufficient supply of feedstock to support the build-out of a 6 billion gallon

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Oilheat’s War of Attrition: Can Oilheat Compete with Natural Gas in the Northeast?

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine) … Northeasterners will be cozying up to heat that primarily comes in one of two

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae: The Cornerstone Feedstock

by Riggs Eckelberry (Algae Industry Magazine)  If only there were enough algae to meet the demand. Algae is highly productive,

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Nuffield Council and Bioethics Publishes Biofuels Teaching Resources

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a set of teaching resources based on its report Biofuels: ethical issues. The

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 10-13, 2012 San Diego, CA DEADLINE: February 24, 2012

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts   June 10-13, 2012     San Diego, CA   DEADLINE:  February 24, 2012

The 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides a new level of direct interaction between the leaders

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2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 10-13, 2012 San Diego, CA

  2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts    June 10-13, 2012    San Diego, CA

The 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides a new level of direct interaction between the leaders

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Embrapa Will Charge Less Than Monsanto for Modified Sugar Cane

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg)  Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Brazil’s state-owned agricultural research agency, plans to charge less than major seed

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Oregon State University Researcher Highlights Public,Private Biomass Work in Oregon

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …During a presentation at the 2012 Pacific West Biomass Conference & Tradeshow, Christine Kelly, an

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Applying the DARPA Concepts to Energy Innovation: The Emerging ARPA-E Model February 3, 2012 Webinar

  Applying the DARPA Concepts to Energy Innovation: The Emerging ARPA-E Model    February 3, 2012   Webinar

Driving growth through innovation isn’t just about boosting science funding and hoping for the best. Institutions – and their management

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Scrapping Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Would Get Us Halfway There on Climate Change

by Ezra Klein, Brad Plumer (The Washington Post)  …In 2010, the world spent $409 billion on fossil-fuel subsidies to artificially

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Fungus Research at Montana State University Could Help Biofuels Production

by Jason Bacaj  (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  …(Mark) Kozubal found the fungus could survive in an acidic habitat with a pH

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Researcher Sees DDGS as Potential Savior of U.S. Shrimp Industry

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(Addison) Lawrence, a project leader and scientist in charge at Texas AgriLife Research Mariculture

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

JOil Sees Tripling of Jatropha Productivity over Next Eight Years through Application of Biotechnology

(PRNewsWire/Moneylife)  Scientific findings and process on biofuel crop presented in a paper delivered at INSULA (International Scientific Council for Island

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

US a Cereal Offender on Ethanol, Says UN

by Rudy Ruitenberg (Sydney Morning Herald)  The US policy to produce ethanol biofuel from corn is raising prices for the

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Germany Advised Not to Import Food for Biofuel

by Michael Hogan  (Reuters)    Govt advisors warn against biofuel feedstock imports * Importing foods for biofuels could endanger supplies *

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POET Abandons Plan for Pipeline to East Coast

by Cody Winchester (Argus Leader)  Lack of federal money causes ethanol giant to shift priorities Ethanol giant Poet has scuttled

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Gears Up for 2012 NASCAR Season

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …During the NASCAR Preview fan event in Charlotte, N.C. this weekend, American Ethanol announced that it

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Raises $58M in Series C Round; Petronas Becomes Strategic Investor

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In India, LanzaTech is working with Indian Oil and Jindal Power and Steel Limited on

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Algae Biomass Summit September 24-27, 2012 Denver, CO DEADLINE April 6, 2012

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Algae Biomass Summit September 24-27, 2012 Denver, CO  DEADLINE  April 6, 2012

Submit an Abstract and Present at the Largest Algal Biomass Conference in the World! The Algal Biomass Organization is now

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Summit September 24-27, 2012 Denver, CO

  Algae Biomass Summit    September 24-27, 2012   Denver, CO

The 6th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 24-27, 2012 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. This dynamic event

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: March 15, 2012

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium   DEADLINE:  March 15, 2012

Every year a huge number of senior and serious refining professionals gather together at this summit to discuss and debate

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium

  4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012   October 22-23    Brussels, Belgium

Only Global Conference on Refining Technology 200 + Delegates One to One Meetings World Class Speakers   Media Coverage &

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NPRA Calls on EPA to Reconsider Cellulosic Biofuel Volumes

(National Petrochemical & Refiners Association/Yahoo!)  The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, American Petroleum Institute and Western States Petroleum Associationjointly filed a petition

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels – Coast Guard Going Green

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  To comply with the mandate to increase the use of alternative fuels, the Coast Guard has

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The New Biofactories

by Robert Carlson (What Matters)  …Amyris Biotechnologies has modified yeast to transform sugar into useful compounds, including malaria drugs and

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Verdezyne Secures Patent on Engineered Microorganism

(Verdezyne) Verdezyne, Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable chemicals and fuels from non-petroleum sources, has been granted a United

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 Merger Mania Gets Underway: Green Biologics, Butylfuel Merge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In the UK, Green Biologics Limited  announced the merger between GBL and butylfuel Inc., a

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel from beneath the Waves

by Zoe Cormier (Nature)  Engineered bacterium can produce ethanol directly from seaweed. Bioengineers have devised a way to produce ethanol

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Texas Corn Grower Comments on Food vs. Fuel

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A Texas corn grower says the “feed versus fuel” debate is based in fallacy. Texas Corn

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Companies Show Interest in Ethanol Plant

by Jeff Corcino  (The Progress News)  The Bionol Clearfield ethanol plant could have some potential buyers. At last night’s meeting

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

New E85 Blender Pump Available in Arcadia, Neb.

by Ann Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com)  A new blender pump is now available at Trotter Service in Arcadia, Neb. This E85 blender pump

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Finding Growth Potential for Biomass: An Outlook for 2012 & Beyond Under Current Realities February 1, 2012 Webinar

  Finding Growth Potential for Biomass: An Outlook for 2012 & Beyond Under Current Realities   February 1, 2012    Webinar

This webinar will highlight opportunities for financing biomass projects from a variety of different sources such as government programs, hybrid

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Streamlines Access to Energy Investment Information at USDA

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the launch of a USDA energy website that will provide stakeholders

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Approves Conditional Commitment for $25M Guaranteed Loan for New Fiberight Biorefinery

(Green Car Congress)  The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a conditional commitment for a $25 million guaranteed loan to build

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Defining Biomass: ACORE Presents Its Unified, Simplified Biomass Definition to Congress

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  When the American Council on Renewable Energy’s Biomass Definition Subcommittee pitched its

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Time to Assess Biomass Project Funding Options

by Emily Chad and Todd Taylor (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  A veritable alphabet soup of government funding programs exist

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The Importance of Due Diligence for Algae Startups

by Peter A. Letvin (Biomass Power and Thermal/Energy & Environmental Research Center )  Algae holds promise as a next-generation biofuel, both

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

‘Generic Fuel’ Might Make Good Slogan

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol – the generic fuel. Nice phrase that might have some merit as a

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa Corn Continues Sponsorship of INDYCAR Race

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield)  The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board will continue their sponsorship of

January 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Washington State Horticultural Association Opposes Bill to Provide Additional Water for Organic Crops and Biofuel Crops

(PR NewsWire/Organic Tree Fruit Growers Alliance)  At a recent legislative hearing in Olympia, the Washington StateHorticultural Association and its lobbyist Jim Halstrom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvVO8tJc7zI) publicly

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

From Field to Biorefinery: Computer Model Optimizes Biofuel Operations

(EurekAlert!)  Research into biofuel crops such as switchgrass and Miscanthus has focused mainly on how to grow these crops and convert them

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

RFA Critical of Effort to Include Fossil Fuels in RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is rejecting the notion that greater efforts need to be made to

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa State University-Led Group Awarded $25 Million Grant for Land Use, Biofuel Production Study

(Iowa State University)  Now, an Iowa State University-based study over the next five years will examine whether a single, coordinated

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Japan’s Toyo to Build 10,000 mt/year Ethanol Plant in Malaysia by Q2 2013

(Platts)  Japanese Toyo Engineering Co is to build a 10,000 mt/year industrial-grade ethanol plant in Johor Baru, Malaysia by Q2

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae.Tec, Shandong Kerui for Algal Biofuels JV in China

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In China, Australia’s Algae.Tec has signed a binding MOU for a 50/50 equity joint venture (JV) in

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Soybean Checkoff to Partner with Nine Clean Cities Coalitions

(Jackson County Times-Journal)  The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff have announced the participants in the 2012 biodiesel and

January 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 10 Women of BioFuels

by Lisa Ann Pinkerton  (CleanTechies.com)  …Clean technology is ever-changing, with new innovators, particularly among women, making their mark in a traditionally

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

A Plan for the Future of Biofuels in America or The Real Economics of Fuels (Bio and Otherwise)

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In last days of the 2011 session the US Congress, with a job

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Freedom Comes to Vero Beach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Vero Beach, Florida, they’ll be celebrating Tax Freedom Day, but also Energy Freedom Day.

January 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

2nd Algae World Australia April 16-17, 2012 Perth, Australia

  2nd Algae World Australia   April 16-17, 2012    Perth, Australia

Scaling up to the next level & developments inprocessing technology from harvesting,separation to extraction Key Highlights Assessment of the possible

January 18, 2012 Read Full Article

RETECH 2012 October 17-19 Washington, DC

  RETECH 2012    October 17-19   Washington, DC

CONNECT with the World’s Renewable Energy Leaders from Government, Utility, Finance and Technology RETECH 2012 is the only event dedicated to

January 18, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: RETECH 2012 October 17-19 Washington, DC DEADLINE February 17, 2012

  CALL FOR PAPERS:   RETECH 2012   October 17-19   Washington, DC   DEADLINE  February 17, 2012

CONNECT with the World’s Renewable Energy Leaders from Government, Utility, Finance and Technology RETECH 2012 is the only event dedicated to

January 18, 2012 Read Full Article

16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2012 Washington, DC

  16th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference    June 18-20, 2012    Washington, DC

The Premier Green Chemistry Event of the Year! One location Three Days More than 20 sessions A full day of

January 18, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2012 US Biochar Conference July 29-August 1 Rohnert Park, CA DEADLINE March 10, 2012

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  2012 US Biochar Conference   July 29-August 1   Rohnert Park, CA   DEADLINE  March 10, 2012

To be held July 29th to August 1st in the center of Sonoma County’s world-class wine country, we are focusing

January 18, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 Biochar Conference July 29-August 1 Rohnert Park, CA

  2012 Biochar Conference  July 29-August 1    Rohnert Park, CA

To be held July 29th to August 1st in the center of Sonoma County’s world-class wine country, we are focusing

January 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Ferrari Running E-85 Ethanol: Bellissimo!

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Ferrari is the world’s premier builder of expensive beautiful cars. But, Ferraris are

January 18, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

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