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Facility’s Expansion Puts AZ at Top of Algae Research

by Connor Radnovich (Cronkite News Service/Tucson Sentinel)   State’s sunshine aids in growth of biofuel source A five–fold expansion of the algae lab at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus will help move

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Center Launches Business and Innovation Support Accelerator

(The Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has opened the Biofuels Company Accelerator to support the development of biofuels and related technology projects, researchers, and

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

AMERIgreen Offering Biodiesel at New NY Blending Terminal

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  The distribution of biodiesel-blended fuels for both on- and off-road applications in the Northeast just got easier as Lancaster, Pa.-based fuel dealer AMERIgreen Energy Inc.,

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Energypath 2012 and Energy Camps June 25-29 Center Valley, PA

  Energypath 2012 and Energy Camps June 25-29 Center Valley, PA

Come explore the future of energy at Energypath 2012. Conference and Expo June 28 & 29 2012 • Pre Conference Energy Camps June 25-27 held at DeSales University. During the week at Energypath, professional educators

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

PALMEX Indonesia 2012 October 10-12 Medan, Indonesia

  PALMEX Indonesia 2012 October 10-12 Medan, Indonesia

The 4th PALMEX Indonesia 2012 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s JBEI Spins Out First Company: Lygos

Steven E.F. Brown (San Francisco Business Times)  The Joint BioEnergy Institute of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory    has spun out its first business, a chemical manufacturing company named Lygos. Emeryville’s JBEI is led

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

RFS May Top Farm Bill in Importance to Corn Growers

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …“If you took a poll of our members, and we may well do that at our Commodity Classic next week, I would say that they view

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Global Leaders in Advanced Biofuels Industry Urge Congressional Leaders to Extend Critical Tax Provisions

(PR Newswire)   Leaders of America’s rapidly emerging advanced biofuels industry urged congressional leaders today to extend two tax provisions that are critical to the commercialization of new biofuel production

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Garners More Attention in the Middle East

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel seems to be gaining more traction in the United Arab Emirates. On Feb. 22 the Dubai Road and Transport Authority recognized McDonald’s UAE and

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

US Coast Guard Conducts B100 Trial in 49-Foot BUSL Boat

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. Coast Guard is exploring the possibility fueling some of its vessels with biodiesel. According to Rich Hansen, branch chief of the USCG’s Research

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

At ARPA-E Summit, FedEx CEO Smith Sounds an Optimistic Note

by Yoni Cohen (GreenTechMedia)  The United States absolutely, positively has to wean itself off foreign oil. “Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, activity for activity, it is hard to find

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Fish Oil Biodiesel Research Supported by Govenment

(The Fish Site)  The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development will establish a demonstration bio-refinery that will convert fish oils into biodiesel with support from the Provincial Government. Darin King,

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa State, Ames Lab Chemists Aid Study of Mutated Plants that May Be Better for Biofuels

(EurekAlert/Iowa State University)   Genetic mutations to cellulose in plants could improve the conversion of cellulosic biomass into biofuels, according to a research team that included two Iowa State University

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel RIN Task Force Set, First Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 28

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Earlier this month, at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Fla., National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe said he and NBB chairman Gary Haer were

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications April 11-13, 2012 San Diego, CA

  Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications April 11-13, 2012 San Diego, CA

The course has been designed for entrepreneurs and business executives, technicians, product formulators, plant engineers, processors, chemists, sales and marketing specialists, new business development, R&D, and producers making novel products

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Hemingway’s Cats and Tobacco Road

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New ideas on growing hydrocarbons directly in the field tap ancient ideas of agriculture, and ancient capabilities trapped deep in the genome …A good part

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), a parastatal

February 28, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol Now Available

(Renewable Fuel Association)  RFA’s most popular publications, the 2012 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol, are now available. The Outlook is an annual publication that catalogs the important

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Investors Eye Renewable Energy as Oil Prices Rise

by Steve Gelsi (Market Watch)  Biofuel, electric cars and natural gas-powered vehicles drew attention against a backdrop of sharply higher petroleum prices from investors gathered at the Jefferies Global Clean

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Removing Fiber from DDGS Results in Superior Product for Swine

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Removing fiber from dried distillers grains with solubles using the elusieve process results in an enhanced product with greater nutritional value for growing and

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Offers Alternative to Rising Gas Prices

by Richard Essex  (WTHR.com)   For almost three weeks, the price of gas is going up. On the far west side of Indianapolis, regular unleaded gas is just a tick

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Algal Summit in India Explores Diverse Applications

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Indian Phycological Society held their International Algal Summit February 21-22 at the TERI University, in New Delhi. Billed as “Algae

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Sino-Swedish Biomass Fuel Research Project Fruitful

(Shanghai Daily)  A bilateral cooperative project on the study of biomass fuel sponsored by the Chinese and Swedish governments has made initial progress and is expected to enter the experimental

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

ANSA McAL Trading to Develop Sugarcane Ethanol Project in Guyana

(Guardian Media)  Guyana-based ANSA McAL Trading Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Guyana government for the establishment of an ethanol production project. …In a statement, ANSA

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Spanish Biofuel Producer to Invest 150 Million Euros in Congo

by Robert Mbakou (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)   Spain’s Biocongo Global Trading will spend 150 million euros ($201 million) developing 60,000 hectares (148,000 acres) of palm oil plantations and two processing plants in

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Fuel Retailers See Isolated Sales of High-Ethanol Blend for up to a Decade

(Platts)  As fuel makers start registering their high-ethanol gasoline blends with US regulators, petroleum retailers say there are practical and legal barriers that could keep the fuel out of most

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Shell Busts a Move: Builds Drop-In Biofuels Pilot Plant in Texas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  While confusion reigneth on Shell’s plans for cellulosic ethanol, the company quietly builds a drop-in biofuels pilot plant in Texas, based on Virent’s bioforming technology.

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Kalimantan Palm Oil Fair 2013 March 26-27 East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Rapid Investments In Palm Oil Cultivation In Kalimantan East Kalimantan province invited investors from all across the country to participate in the opening up of five million hectares of land

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Alganomics Upgrades Power Sources with Solar and Wind

(Algae Industry Magazine) Alganomics, LLC, the Southport, North Carolina-based producer of algae for biomass, has installed a photovoltaic solar system to offset energy used during the process of culturing algae

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Are Consumers Getting Tired of Hearing about Green Energy?

by Leslie Guevarra (GreenBiz.com)  American consumers say they continue to strongly favor solar power, wind turbines and greener cars as energy solutions, but their overall support for clean energy concepts is

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Cantwell Calls for Biofuels Center at WSU Tri-Cities

by Paula Horton (Tri-City Herald/The Bellingham Herald)   The Tri-Cities is primed to be a leader in creating a new, cleaner alternative jet fuel, Sen. Maria Cantwell said Saturday at

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Business Beat: Louisiana Forestry Industry Looks to Waste Material to Fuel Growth

by Jeff Matthews (The Town Talk)  …The forum, held at LSU AgCenter facilities adjacent to the Louisiana State University at Alexandria campus, drew about 125 people, a few more than

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Cost of Producing Biofuels Enzymes Higher than Assumed: Researchers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In an update to our story The Enzyme Wars, a group of researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the Joint BioEnergy Institute write: “the results

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Touts Algal Biofuels; $14M in New R&D Funding; $2.28 per Gallon Algal Biofuels in Sight?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, the Obama Administration outlined a new $14 million round of R&D grants for algal biofuels, as the US President highlighted algal biofuels in a

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Said a Sustainable Fuel Source

(UPI)  Growing crops for fuel as opposed to refining fossil fuels and substituting bioethanol for gasoline is a sustainable energy strategy, Japanese researchers say. In a study published in the

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama’s Green-Car Plan Runs Into Alternative-Fuel Limits

by Angela Greiling Keane and Jeff Green (Bloomberg)  President Barack Obama’s administration is buying fewer hybrid and electric cars and more vehicles that can consume both ethanol and gasoline to meet

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Redfield Ethanol Plant to Convert to Butanol Plant

by Dirk Lammers (NewsOK)  A South Dakota corn ethanol plant will soon begin producing a fuel additive with a wider variety of uses. Tom Hitchcock, chief executive of Redfield Energy, said the

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

High Octane Fuels To Power Cars to New Mileage

(Convenience Store Decisions)  Auto-engineering firm Ricardo Inc. reports that three out of every four vehicles will require a gasoline-type, higher octane fuel to operate a growing list of engine technology

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Jobs, Economic Opportunity, Energy Security Define Ethanol

by Renewable Fuels Association (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  According to analysis commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, the production of an estimated 13.9 billion gallons of ethanol directly employed 90,200 Americans. An

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Vilsack Thanks Industry, Outlines Challenge for Energy Title

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Maintaining the energy programs within the Farm Bill will also be a challenge, with the expectation that there will be deep budgets cuts from the

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The Next Level: Marketing Firms Join to Form Next Generation of Ethanol Marketing

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mansfield Oil Co. has joined forces with global agricultural and energy products supplier Noble Group to create Noble Mansfield Renewable Energy, a joint venture

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Breaking Oil’s Hold Over America

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Our nation imagines itself the most free and secure in the world, but the volatility of the global oil market shows how

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Future Won’t Wait

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Before year’s end, Congress should pass a multi-year extension of the Producer Tax Credit for cellulosic ethanol production as well as the

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Training for Trains: A 130-Ton Tank Car Is a Unique Beast that Demands Its Handlers Have Proper Safety Knowledge

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Groups like the Emergency Ethanol Response Coalition were formed years ago to educate first responders on best practices for ethanol-related incidents. Accidents are rare,

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Timid Predictions and Bold Vision

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …On the other hand, the real “reality” is that ethanol is a clean-burning, all-American, high-octane motor fuel. Paul Dana knew that

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Is Double Counting a Double Whammy?

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Between April 2010 and April 2011, the U.K. used 428 million liters of used cooking oil (UCO) for the production of biodiesel. It has

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Thirsty for More: Ethanol’s High Octane Rating May Be the Ticket for Meeting Escalating Fuel Efficiency Standards in Engines

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards unveiled by the agencies, which reportedly had the support of major

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Target For Transformation: Can Biobutanol Provide Ethanol Producers New Paths towards Diversification?

Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Diversification has been a topic of interest for some time now, but this is the year producers need to move toward incorporating alternative revenue streams

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Taking Fermentation to a New Level

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two companies develop new technologies aimed at revolutionizing fermentation Understood since man first made beer, fermentation is an age-old process that has been developed

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The Fan Connection: NASCAR Looks Back on a Year of E15 as the 2012 Season Kicks off in February

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The basic message of 2011 was simple: If E15 is good enough for NASCAR racecars, it’s good enough for street cars too. Backing up

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

OriginOil Study Concludes Algae Producers Can Make Gasoline and Diesel For as Little as $2.28/Gallon

(OriginOil)  Analysis indicates potential $2.28/gallon cost for algae-blended feedstock using newest growth, harvesting and fuel conversion technologies OriginOil, Inc., developer of a breakthrough technology to convert algae into renewable crude

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Mascoma Gets Favorable FDA Review of Yeast Ethanol Product

by Lori Valigra (Mass High Tech)  Renewable fuels company Mascoma Corp. of Lebanon, N.H., said Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has completed its scientific review of the

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Smokestack vs. Tailpipe: How Clean Are Electric Vehicles? It Depends What You Mean by ‘Clean.’

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechGrid)  There is a short answer and a long answer. The short answer is that if you are just asking about CO2, the electric vehicle, even from

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

The Methanol Alternative to Gasoline

by Tom Ridge and Mary E. Peters (New York Times) Opinion:  President Obama recently called the United States the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” and asserted that it was time

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

The 2008 Farm Bill Energy Title: Past, Present, and Future

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Why is there an energy title in the Farm Bill? Are the Farm Bill energy programs making a difference yet? Are there

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

American Coalition for Ethanol Says Ethanol Would Help Consumers Save More at the Pump Immediately

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), a national advocacy association for the U.S. ethanol industry, released this statement today following President Obama’s remarks on energy policy

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Illinois Researchers Identify Promising New Biofuel

(Environmental News Network)  Biofuel production has ratcheted up to become a major part of America’s energy and agricultural industries. Corn, or maize, is by far the most widely grown crop

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Support for Advanced Biofuels

(Australia Department of Energy, Resources and Tourism)  The Australian Government committed $20 million to a new Australian Biofuels Research Institute to undertake research into next generation advanced biofuels in Australia. On

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Automakers Press for Some Changes to Fuel Rules

by David Shephardson (Detroit News)  Automakers asked the Obama administration Monday to make modest changes to a proposed boost in fuel efficiency standards for the 2017-2025 model years and to

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

The Enzyme Wars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes releases a new, high-performance enzyme for advanced cellulosic biofuels: Cellic CTec3. Will Novozymes win the enzyme wars? Will enzymes defeat gasification?  When will renewables

February 24, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

President Announces Funding for Algae Biofuel Breakthroughs

(Algae Industry Magazine)  President Obama has announced new funding to catalyze breakthrough technologies for biofuels—as part of his all-of-the-above energy

February 24, 2012 Read Full Article

ZeaChem Signs Contract to Develop “Drop-In” Advanced Biofuels

(MarketWatch)  ZeaChem Commences USDA-Funded Initiative to Build a Bioenergy Industry in the Pacific Northwest ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

BIA Uses Bio-Fuel for Ground Support

(Daily News and Analysis)  The Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) has become the first airport in India to adopt bio-fuel in its operations.

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Requests Industry Comment on Future Funding Solicitations Totaling More than $100 Million

(Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)  The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently released three Requests for Information

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Plant toughness: Key to Cracking Biofuels?

(EurekAlert/Stanford University)  Along with photosynthesis, the plant cell wall is one of the features that most set plants apart from

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Improving Logistics of Biofuel Raw Materials

(EurekAlert/Michigan State University)  MSU research looks for ways to improve shipping of materials for biofuels If the increased use of

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Innovation, Vision Drive Current Ethanol Industry, Says RFA Chief

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Speaking before 1,200 attendees at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando today, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Stop Keystone Pipeline before It’s too Late

by Ted Turner (CNN)  …The purpose of Keystone XL is to bring tar sands crude oil through the United States

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Tax Plan Takes Scalpel to Oil Tax Breaks, Boosts Renewables

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)The Obama administration outlined a plan Wednesday to eliminate a slew of oil-and-gas industry tax breaks,

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Pain at the Pump: E85 Prices Fall Victim to VEETC’s Demise

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …A coalition was formed by concerned retailers and industry supporters to request that Congress

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Money Minute: Can We Drill Our Way to Lower Gas Prices?

by David Lazarus  (Los Angeles Times)  …The United States consumes more than 20% of the world’s oil every year and

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Retailers Want Liability Protection before Considering E15

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Liability issues surrounding the use of E15 remain a major concern for many retailers

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Up and Running: Retailers Respond Positively to SD Blender Pump Incentive

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The application window for South Dakota’s inaugural blender pump grant program may have just

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

IN FOCUS: Pricing and Supply Key to Unlocking Large-Scale US Biofuel Use

by Lori Ranson (FlightGlobal)  Successful commercial biofuel flights operated by US carriers in late 2011 were underpinned by an understanding

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Ceres Raises $65M in IPO: State of the Biofuels IPO Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Ceres raised $65 million yesterday in its initial public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Gargash Enterprises to Use Biodiesel for Internal Fleet of 11 Commercial Vehicles

(AME Info) Gargash Enterprises has pledged support to HH Shaikh Mohammed’s ‘UAE Strategy for Green Development’ campaign with the introduction of

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Arcis Resources Corporation Collaborates With Cetna Energy Partners, LLC to Market and Distribute Thermochemical Biofuels

(MarketWatch)  Arcis Resources Corporation (“Arcis”) , announced today that it has entered into marketing and distribution partnership discussions with Cetna

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol May Play Role in Local Biofuel Production

by Kelly Madsen (Iowa State Daily)  For the past decade, corn ethanol has predominated Midwest biofuel production. But with increased

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

In Support of Cellulosic Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Union of Concerned Scientists is applying some energy to supporting ethanol. Well, not

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Vital If Refineries Shut- Katter

(Big Pond News)  Australia will need a vibrant bio-fuel industry more than ever if Caltex decides to close its refineries,

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandates could Be Costly Misstep

(Futurity.org)  While many people are willing to pay a premium for ethanol, the number is not enough to justify a

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Why Algal Biofuels May Never Hold the Key to the Future

by Professor Chris Rhodes   (OilPrice.com)   The depletion of world rock phosphate reserves will restrict the amount of food that

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Uruguay 5% Blend of Biodiesel in Diesel

(UPI)  The Biofuels Act states that from 2012 onwards ANCAP mix 5% biodiesel in diesel, appropriated a report from the

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

S.Africa Sees $258 mln Ethanol Plant by 2014

by Wendell Roelf  (Reuters Africa)  South Africa plans to invest 2 billion rand ($258.5 million) to build an ethanol plant

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Sugar Growers Look to Biofuels Production

(The Manila Times)  Sugar industry stakeholders may have to take a hard look at the Biofuels Law as an option

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

American Soybean Association Calls for Biodiesel Fuel Education Program Reauthorization

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) …One of the many energy-related components of the Farm Bill that is up for reauthorization

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Education Program Develops 4-H, Elementary Curriculum

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The University of Idaho’s Biodiesel Education Program has released curriculum designed to help students between

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

National University of Ireland Galway Partners in EnAlgae project

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  National University of Ireland Galway recently announced that researchers within its Ryan Institute are participating

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Engineering Grad Student Debuts On-Campus Biodiesel Processor

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ever since she was little Michelle Rodio was fascinated with trying to make the world

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Make It Here, Bank It Here: Biofuels’ Economic Impact Spurs Expansion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As President Obama orders a sweeping increase in the USDA’s BioPreferred Program, new research suggests

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Shuttered Range Fuels Plant Prepares for New Life

by S. Heather Duncan (Macon Telegraph)  Wearing green hard hats with the LanzaTech logo pasted over the words “Range Fuels,”

February 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Grow it Here, Make it Here

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Michigan, US Senator Debbie Stabenow expanded her “Grow it Here, Make it Here” initiative into a

February 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Policies of Energy and Economic Growth for Rural America in a 2012 Farm Bill

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) With a refreshing sense of focus, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Agriculture,

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Alliance between Natural Gas Industry, Environmental Groups Fractures

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Just four years ago, shale gas king Aubrey K. McClendon told shareholders of

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Soil Erosion Increasing Global Warming Threat: UNEP

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)   Global warming will get worse as agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which depletes

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Will Lead New Effort to Cut Global Warming from Methane, Soot

by Brian Vastag (The Washington Post)  With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, the United States and five

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Lake County Dodging a Legal Bullet on Trash Disposal?

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  The Lake County Solid Waste Management District could avoid potential litigation — but invite

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

House Proposal Would Raise Gas Tax and Some Vehicle Fees

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Iowa’s gas tax would be eight cents per gallon higher by April, 2014 under a

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. ‘Losing Momentum’ in Biofuels Makes Novozymes Target Brazil

by Justin Doom  (Bloomberg) Novozymes A/S (NZYMB), the world’s biggest maker of enzymes for biofuels, is focusing its expansion efforts in Europe, China and

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Council Pushes Back on Oil Industry RFS Retroactive Waiver Request

(Renewable Fuels Association/Advanced Ethanol Council)  America’s advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers today reiterated their strong belief that the U.S. Environmental

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

‘Mini-Cellulose’ Molecule Unlocks Biofuel Chemistry

(Science Daily)  A team of chemical engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered a small molecule that behaves

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels Webinar February 29, 2012 London, UK

  Aviation Biofuels Webinar February 29, 2012 London, UK

2011 saw the approval of a revised international alternative aviation biofuels standard (ASTM D7566) to extend beyond fuel produced from

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Beijing to Build Disposal System for Waste Edible Oil

(People’s Daily)   Beijing recently introduced a set of measures for accelerating building a renewable resources recycling system, and announced that a standard disposal system for thewaste edible oil and fat of all restaurants in the city will be completed by 2015. Experts believe that the disposal system will help root out gutter oil, or illegally recycled cooking oil. Beijing will deploy oil-water separators, collection containers, and other facilities in allrestaurants in the city, in order to improve the collection of waste edible oil and fat. Beijing will assign the task of collecting and transporting waste edible oil and fat tocertain qualified companies, and make these companies’ business scope, license period, and service standards known to the public. …In addition, the municipal government will encourage cooperation between the wastecollection and transportation companies and biodiesel companies as well as chemicalscompanies, in order to ensure stable disposal of waste edible oil and fat.   READ MORE

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Get Country to Switch to Ethanol-Petrol Blend Fuel

(AllAfrica.com)  Most of the larger fuel companies have started selling the petrol-ethanol blend known as E10, a reference to the

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

American By-Products Recyclers LLC Unveiled New Biodiesel Factory

(American By-Products Recyclers, LLC)  American By-Products Recyclers LLC on Saturday unveiled its new state-of-the-art biodiesel factory located in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA OKs E15 Ethanol for Health Effects, Opens Door for Fuel Registration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  approved  health effects testing on E15 fuel submitted

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Glasgow Biofuels Scientist Unfurls ‘Electric Leaf’

by Clive Cookson (Financial Times)  Scottish scientists have found a more efficient way to make biofuels, using electricity rather than

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Access to Low-Cost Feedstocks Remains a Key Barrier to Wider Adoption of Biofuels

(Caelus Green Room)  After healthy growth over the past decade, the global biofuels industry is entering a new era marked

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

In Ukraine Sugar Beets Will Be Used in the Production of Biofuel

(Pellets-Wood.com)  The Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine announced that it intends to allocate 40 million tons of sugar beet

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Minnesota Loses Cellulosic Ethanol Venture

by David Shaffer   (Star Tribune)  A biofuels company opts for plants elsewhere after being helped by nearly $1 million

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The Rocky Road to Biofuels Heaven: Codexis Chief Out, Ceres IPO Delayed

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The changes at Codexis and delayed IPO at Ceres are indications that life in the

February 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Changes to Ohio’s Definition of “Agriculture” Could Benefit Bio-Energy

by Chris Kick (Farm and Dairy)    A bill that would broaden the definition of agriculture in Ohio to include

February 17, 2012 Read Full Article

SFCC Leads Statewide Centers of Excellence in Biofuels and Green Building/Energy Efficiency

(Santa Fe Community College)  Santa Fe Community College has been named to lead statewide Centers of Excellence in Biofuels and Green

February 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Finland-Based UPM Plans Crude Tall Oil Renewable Diesel Plant

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Finland-based UPM recently announced plans to develop a biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland, to convert crude

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

SucreSource Signs GS Caltex

(SucreSource/PRNewsWire)  First Cellulose-to-Sugar Plant Sale and Partnership SucreSource, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueFire Renewables, Inc., has signed agreements with

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

4th Palm Oil Summit July 9-10, 2012 Bali, Indonesia

  4th Palm Oil Summit July 9-10, 2012 Bali, Indonesia

“Sustainable Yield Enhancement & Carbon Management” Key highlights Demand for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil & its future for European & US markets

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Africa September 5-6, 2012 Accra, Ghana

  Palm Oil Africa September 5-6, 2012 Accra, Ghana

“Reviving the Palm Oil Industry in Africa – Challenges & Opportunities” Key Highlights Financing & Investment Prospects Land regulations, labour laws,

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Senate Ag Committee Hearing Focuses on Farm Bill Energy Programs

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a handful of bioenergy stakeholders were given the opportunity

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

DOE Increases Funding Request for Biomass, Biorefinery Activities

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine) …Of the nearly $2.34 billion requested for energy efficiency and renewable energy, a total of

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Controversial Ethanol Production Business Won’t Be Moving into City-Owned Site

by David McGee (TriCities.com)  …With about 100 city residents – nearly all opposed to the plan — looking on Tuesday,

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuelling Growth

by Peter Hemphill (Weekly Times Now)  …While ethanol production has become the largest use of the corn crop, it has

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazilian Demand Gives U.S. Ethanol Producers a Big Boost

by Steve Tarter  (The State-Journal Register)  More U.S. ethanol was shipped overseas in 2011 than any year in history. The

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

US Loses $10.4 Million After Failures in Clean-Energy Research

by Brian Wingfield (Bloomberg)  The United States lost $10.4 million on six clean-energy projects, including biofuel research at Iowa State University,

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Power of Algae Unleashed by Protein Technologies

(Manchester Evening News)  A biotech business has developed and patented a process which it believes has the potential to fight the

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Extreme Biofuels and Those Heat-Seeking X Bugs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …Some of the first American visitors to Yellowstone, who began to record their journeys

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Northwest Producers Unite, Tell Congress to Reinstate Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Last week as the National Biodiesel Conference took place in Orlando, a group of biodiesel

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Research Shows Promise in Converting Camelina Oil into Jet Fuel

(Montana State University)  Researchers at Montana State University-Northern have developed a process to convert camelina oil to jet fuel and

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Bridgeport Biodiesel Holds Grand Opening for New Plant in Connecticut

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Bridgeport BioDiesel LLC hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its 1

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

PetroAlgae Changes Name to Parabel to Better Reflect New Strategy

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Melbourne, Fla.-based PetroAlgae Inc. has changed its name to Parabel Inc. According to information released

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Leaders Urge Tax Extensions in Farm Bill

(Renewable Fuels Association/Advanced Ethanol Council)  The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) today urged Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Maersk Leads Shipping Industry Developing Fuels From Waste

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  A.P. Moeller Maersk A/S, the world’s biggest container ship owner, is leading its industry in

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Startup Takes Wood Pellets in, Turns out ‘Biogasoline’

by Martin LaMonica (CNET)  For a new crop of biofuel companies, ethanol is out and “biogasoline” is in. One of

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

BIO Congress to Feature Advanced Biofuels Sessions

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Biofuel and renewable chemical company executives, scientists and government officials from around the globe will speak

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Road Use by E.V. Drivers: To Tax or Not to Tax?

by Jim Motavalli  (New York Times)  Drivers of purely electric vehicles avoid paying the gas taxes included in the cost of a

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Airlines Set to Win Carbon Credits from Biofuel Flights

(EurActiv)  The European Commission has asked airlines to report on “the amount of biomass” they use so that biofuels can

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Neeri, Purti to Test Industrial Production of Biofuel from Algae

by Snehlata Shrivastav (Times of India)  Moving one step ahead in the development of a technology to produce biodiesel from

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Evolving Permaculture Solutions—Keep It Simple.

by Dr. Chad Hellwinckel (University of Tennessee/SustainableLearning.org)  …Permaculture may soon be looked upon as a potential big solution. So as we

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Solve for X: Mike Cheiky on Negative Carbon Liquid Fuels

(Solve for X/CoolPlanet Energy Systems)  Solve for X is a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork.

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

BP Biofuels Says the Technology Works, Rejects “Pixie Dust” Headlines

(sys-con.com/Advanced Biofuels Association)  In the third episode of Biofuel STAT, released today, BP Biofuels North America PresidentSue Ellerbusch rejects recent headlines

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

URC Seeks Entry into Fuel Ethanol Business

(The Manila Times) Universal Robina Corp. (URC) on Monday said that it would venture into production of fuel ethanol. In

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Budget Would Cut $40 Billion in Fossil-Fuel Credits

by Jim Snyder and Brian Wingfield (Bloomberg)  President Barack Obama, who pledged an “all of the above” energy strategy that included

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Growing by Leaps and Bound

(25 x ’25)  While much of the recent Congressional discussion of renewable energy has focused on failed high risk clean

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Coalition for E85 Issues Call to Action

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Coalition for E85 is calling on members and other supporters to urge Congress to give E85 credit

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on RFS Challenge

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …(Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob) Dinneen says the environmental groups’ challenge to the RFS was

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Killing Climate Efforts

(Americans for Informed Democracy)  Biofuels were supposed to be the solution to global climate change. We could slowly reduce our

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

The Future of Aerospace Engines

(Aviation Goes Green) Everyone agrees that aircraft engines need to get greener. Does the answer lie in revolutionary propulsion systems, or

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Commission Adopts its Strategy for a Sustainable Bioeconomy to Ensure Smart Green Growth in Europe

(European Commission)  The European Commission has today presented its strategy and action plan for a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe, called “Innovating

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Now and Never: What’s Working, Will Work, and Won’t Work for Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New reports from Bloomberg and the USDA focus on 2018 as a critical year for

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

BioEnergy Symposium – 2012 Transportation Biofuels March 13-14 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  BioEnergy Symposium – 2012 Transportation Biofuels March 13-14 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

We are pleased to welcome you to our Second Annual BioEnergy Symposium scheduled for March 13-14, 2012.  This year’s event

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Norfolk Southern Pens Deal with Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield Oil

(Syntroleum)  Norfolk Southern becomes first fleet user in the U.S. to deploy clean renewable diesel Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

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