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Facility’s Expansion Puts AZ at Top of Algae Research
February 29, 2012 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

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 Arizona to the forefront of algae–based …

Biofuels Center Launches Business and Innovation Support Accelerator
February 29, 2012 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(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 companies. A first component of …

AMERIgreen Offering Biodiesel at New NY Blending Terminal
February 29, 2012 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

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., in partnership with International Petroleum …

Energypath 2012 and Energy Camps June 25-29 Center Valley, PA
February 29, 2012 – 4:09 pm | No Comment
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 learn side by side with …

PALMEX Indonesia 2012 October 10-12 Medan, Indonesia
February 29, 2012 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
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 its supporting industries gathered in …

Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s JBEI Spins Out First Company: Lygos
February 29, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

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 by Jay Keasling, who is one of …

RFS May Top Farm Bill in Importance to Corn Growers
February 29, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  …“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 the RFS as more important …

Global Leaders in Advanced Biofuels Industry Urge Congressional Leaders to Extend Critical Tax Provisions
February 29, 2012 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(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 technologies.
In a letter addressed to …

Biodiesel Garners More Attention in the Middle East
February 29, 2012 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

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 biodiesel refiner Neutral Fuels for …

US Coast Guard Conducts B100 Trial in 49-Foot BUSL Boat
February 29, 2012 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

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 and Development Center surface branch, …

At ARPA-E Summit, FedEx CEO Smith Sounds an Optimistic Note
February 29, 2012 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

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 a thing the United States has …

Fish Oil Biodiesel Research Supported by Govenment
February 29, 2012 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(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, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced …

Iowa State, Ames Lab Chemists Aid Study of Mutated Plants that May Be Better for Biofuels
February 29, 2012 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(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 chemists.
The team recently published its …

Biodiesel RIN Task Force Set, First Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 28
February 29, 2012 – 10:50 am | No Comment

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 establishing a task force, comprised …

Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications April 11-13, 2012 San Diego, CA
February 29, 2012 – 10:40 am | No Comment
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 based on algae. Prior to …

Hemingway’s Cats and Tobacco Road
February 29, 2012 – 10:22 am | No Comment

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 of the work of modern genetics …

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
February 28, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(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 under the Nigerian Federal Ministry of …

Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol Now Available
February 28, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(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 statistics for America’s domestic ethanol …

Investors Eye Renewable Energy as Oil Prices Rise
February 28, 2012 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

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 Technology Conference.
With crude oil topping …

Removing Fiber from DDGS Results in Superior Product for Swine
February 28, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

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 finishing pigs, according to a …

Ethanol Offers Alternative to Rising Gas Prices
February 28, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Richard Essex  (   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 under $4 a gallon. Staci …

Algal Summit in India Explores Diverse Applications
February 28, 2012 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(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 for Sustainable Development,” the event …

Sino-Swedish Biomass Fuel Research Project Fruitful
February 28, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(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 phase, according to experts speaking …

ANSA McAL Trading to Develop Sugarcane Ethanol Project in Guyana
February 28, 2012 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(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 McAL said that both parties were …

Spanish Biofuel Producer to Invest 150 Million Euros in Congo
February 28, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

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 Congo Republic over the next …

Fuel Retailers See Isolated Sales of High-Ethanol Blend for up to a Decade
February 28, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(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 markets for as long as …

Shell Busts a Move: Builds Drop-In Biofuels Pilot Plant in Texas
February 28, 2012 – 10:45 am | No Comment

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.
…After a stunning move to establish …

Kalimantan Palm Oil Fair 2013 March 26-27 East Kalimantan, Indonesia
February 27, 2012 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

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 for oil palm cultivation over the next …

Alganomics Upgrades Power Sources with Solar and Wind
February 27, 2012 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(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 for biofuel. With the aim …

Are Consumers Getting Tired of Hearing about Green Energy?
February 27, 2012 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Leslie Guevarra (  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 eroding, Pike Research finds.
The slippage is among …

Cantwell Calls for Biofuels Center at WSU Tri-Cities
February 27, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

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 the Washington State University Tri-Cities …

Business Beat: Louisiana Forestry Industry Looks to Waste Material to Fuel Growth
February 27, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

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 last year.
“People are really interested …

Cost of Producing Biofuels Enzymes Higher than Assumed: Researchers
February 27, 2012 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

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 from a recently-published paper on …

Obama Touts Algal Biofuels; $14M in New R&D Funding; $2.28 per Gallon Algal Biofuels in Sight?
February 27, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

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 speech at the University of Miami …

Biofuel Said a Sustainable Fuel Source
February 27, 2012 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(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 International Journal of Foresight and Innovation …

Obama’s Green-Car Plan Runs Into Alternative-Fuel Limits
February 27, 2012 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

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 2015 environmental goals, favoring older …

Redfield Ethanol Plant to Convert to Butanol Plant
February 27, 2012 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

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 50 million gallon-per-year plant is teaming …

High Octane Fuels To Power Cars to New Mileage
February 27, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(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 options.
Automakers will need higher octane …

Jobs, Economic Opportunity, Energy Security Define Ethanol
February 27, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

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 additional 311,400 Americans found work …

Vilsack Thanks Industry, Outlines Challenge for Energy Title
February 27, 2012 – 11:57 am | No Comment

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 baseline. Vilsack explained that with …

The Next Level: Marketing Firms Join to Form Next Generation of Ethanol Marketing
February 27, 2012 – 11:42 am | No Comment

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 that the companies say will …

Breaking Oil’s Hold Over America
February 27, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

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 vulnerable we are as a …

Ethanol’s Future Won’t Wait
February 27, 2012 – 11:16 am | No Comment

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 Accelerated Depreciation Allowance for Cellulosic …

Training for Trains: A 130-Ton Tank Car Is a Unique Beast that Demands Its Handlers Have Proper Safety Knowledge
February 27, 2012 – 11:02 am | No Comment

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, but they do happen. For …

Timid Predictions and Bold Vision
February 27, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment

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 the sight of cars whizzing …

Is Double Counting a Double Whammy?
February 27, 2012 – 10:31 am | No Comment

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 become the primary source for …

Thirsty for More: Ethanol’s High Octane Rating May Be the Ticket for Meeting Escalating Fuel Efficiency Standards in Engines
February 27, 2012 – 8:51 am | No Comment

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 automakers and environmental groups, would …

Target For Transformation: Can Biobutanol Provide Ethanol Producers New Paths towards Diversification?
February 27, 2012 – 8:32 am | No Comment

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 into their operations. High on …

Taking Fermentation to a New Level
February 27, 2012 – 8:12 am | No Comment

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 to the point where it’s nearly …

The Fan Connection: NASCAR Looks Back on a Year of E15 as the 2012 Season Kicks off in February
February 27, 2012 – 7:53 am | No Comment

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 that message is the fact that …

OriginOil Study Concludes Algae Producers Can Make Gasoline and Diesel For as Little as $2.28/Gallon
February 24, 2012 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(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 oil, today announced a new company …

Mascoma Gets Favorable FDA Review of Yeast Ethanol Product
February 24, 2012 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

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 company’s MGT yeast product and …

Smokestack vs. Tailpipe: How Clean Are Electric Vehicles? It Depends What You Mean by ‘Clean.’
February 24, 2012 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

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 the dirtiest of U.S. coal plants, …

The Methanol Alternative to Gasoline
February 24, 2012 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

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 for our oil-dominated transportation fuel …

The 2008 Farm Bill Energy Title: Past, Present, and Future
February 24, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

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 better ways to advance the …

American Coalition for Ethanol Says Ethanol Would Help Consumers Save More at the Pump Immediately
February 24, 2012 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(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 and gasoline
“We appreciate that the President …

Illinois Researchers Identify Promising New Biofuel
February 24, 2012 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(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 to be converted into ethanol. …

Support for Advanced Biofuels
February 24, 2012 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(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 10 May 2011, the Minister for Resources and …

Automakers Press for Some Changes to Fuel Rules
February 24, 2012 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

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 allow the use of some …

The Enzyme Wars
February 24, 2012 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

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 defeat fossil fuels on cost?
In …

President Announces Funding for Algae Biofuel Breakthroughs
February 24, 2012 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  President Obama has announced new funding to catalyze breakthrough technologies for biofuels—as part of his all-of-the-above energy strategy to reduce our reliance on foreign oil and provide American families new choices for …

ZeaChem Signs Contract to Develop “Drop-In” Advanced Biofuels
February 23, 2012 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch)  ZeaChem Commences USDA-Funded Initiative to Build a Bioenergy Industry in the Pacific Northwest
ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals, today announced that it has …

BIA Uses Bio-Fuel for Ground Support
February 23, 2012 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

(Daily News and Analysis)  The Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) has become the first airport in India to adopt bio-fuel in its operations.
To improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint, BangaloreInternational Airport Limited (BIAL) on Tuesday announced its partnership …

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Requests Industry Comment on Future Funding Solicitations Totaling More than $100 Million
February 23, 2012 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)  The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently released three Requests for Information (RFIs) related to more than $100 million in anticipated future funding opportunities. The RFIs encourage …

Plant toughness: Key to Cracking Biofuels?
February 23, 2012 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/Stanford University)  Along with photosynthesis, the plant cell wall is one of the features that most set plants apart from animals. A structural molecule called cellulose is necessary for the manufacture of these walls. Cellulose …

Improving Logistics of Biofuel Raw Materials
February 23, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/Michigan State University)  MSU research looks for ways to improve shipping of materials for biofuels
If the increased use of biomass to produce alternative fuels is to become a reality, more attention needs to be paid …

Innovation, Vision Drive Current Ethanol Industry, Says RFA Chief
February 23, 2012 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Speaking before 1,200 attendees at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando today, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen will drive home the message that America’s ethanol industry is on …

Stop Keystone Pipeline before It’s too Late
February 23, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Ted Turner (CNN)  …The purpose of Keystone XL is to bring tar sands crude oil through the United States to Gulf Coast refineries. The route through the United States is actually the oil industry’s …

Obama Tax Plan Takes Scalpel to Oil Tax Breaks, Boosts Renewables
February 23, 2012 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)The Obama administration outlined a plan Wednesday to eliminate a slew of oil-and-gas industry tax breaks, while extending a key tax credit for renewable energy.
The energy provisions are included in a …

Pain at the Pump: E85 Prices Fall Victim to VEETC’s Demise
February 23, 2012 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …A coalition was formed by concerned retailers and industry supporters to request that Congress extend another portion of the tax code known as the Alternative Fuel Credit and then …

Money Minute: Can We Drill Our Way to Lower Gas Prices?
February 23, 2012 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by David Lazarus  (Los Angeles Times)  …The United States consumes more than 20% of the world’s oil every year and a similar percentage of natural gas. But we have only about 1.6% of proven oil …

Retailers Want Liability Protection before Considering E15
February 23, 2012 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Liability issues surrounding the use of E15 remain a major concern for many retailers when considering offering the fuel to customers driving 2001 and newer vehicles. The U.S. EPA …

Up and Running: Retailers Respond Positively to SD Blender Pump Incentive
February 23, 2012 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The application window for South Dakota’s inaugural blender pump grant program may have just opened on Jan. 9, but it already appears that the incentive will be a success. …

IN FOCUS: Pricing and Supply Key to Unlocking Large-Scale US Biofuel Use
February 23, 2012 – 9:45 am | No Comment

by Lori Ranson (FlightGlobal)  Successful commercial biofuel flights operated by US carriers in late 2011 were underpinned by an understanding that price and supply chain infrastructure remain the big hurdles to creating a viable full-scale …

Ceres Raises $65M in IPO: State of the Biofuels IPO Market
February 23, 2012 – 9:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Ceres raised $65 million yesterday in its initial public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock, which priced at $13.00 per share after a day-to-day roller coaster in recent weeks, …

Gargash Enterprises to Use Biodiesel for Internal Fleet of 11 Commercial Vehicles
February 22, 2012 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(AME Info) Gargash Enterprises has pledged support to HH Shaikh Mohammed’s ‘UAE Strategy for Green Development’ campaign with the introduction of the first new commercial vehicle in the UAE running on biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions. …

Arcis Resources Corporation Collaborates With Cetna Energy Partners, LLC to Market and Distribute Thermochemical Biofuels
February 22, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch)  Arcis Resources Corporation (“Arcis”) , announced today that it has entered into marketing and distribution partnership discussions with Cetna Energy Partners, LLC (“Cetna”) for the purposes of distributing Cetna’s biofuel product that will be …

Cellulosic Ethanol May Play Role in Local Biofuel Production
February 22, 2012 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Madsen (Iowa State Daily)  For the past decade, corn ethanol has predominated Midwest biofuel production. But with increased technology and interest, an additional ethanol — cellulosic ethanol — may also shape local farming.
…Essentially, …

In Support of Cellulosic Ethanol
February 22, 2012 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Union of Concerned Scientists is applying some energy to supporting ethanol. Well, not corn ethanol, I doubt they’ve made an about face there. But they are coming out …

Ethanol Vital If Refineries Shut- Katter
February 22, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Big Pond News)  Australia will need a vibrant bio-fuel industry more than ever if Caltex decides to close its refineries, independent MP Bob Katter says.
Caltex Australia has flagged shutting its two domestic refineries in Sydney …

Ethanol Mandates could Be Costly Misstep
February 22, 2012 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(  While many people are willing to pay a premium for ethanol, the number is not enough to justify a government mandate for the corn-based fuel, according to economist Soren Anderson.
Anderson, assistant professor of economics …

Why Algal Biofuels May Never Hold the Key to the Future
February 22, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Professor Chris Rhodes   (   The depletion of world rock phosphate reserves will restrict the amount of food that can be grown, a situation that can only be compounded by the production of biofuels, …

Uruguay 5% Blend of Biodiesel in Diesel
February 22, 2012 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(UPI)  The Biofuels Act states that from 2012 onwards ANCAP mix 5% biodiesel in diesel, appropriated a report from the portal of the President. Juan Gomez, a member of the board of the company, explained that …

S.Africa Sees $258 mln Ethanol Plant by 2014
February 22, 2012 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Wendell Roelf  (Reuters Africa)  South Africa plans to invest 2 billion rand ($258.5 million) to build an ethanol plant and help a nascent biofuels sector that could reduce the country’s reliance on imported fuel, …

Sugar Growers Look to Biofuels Production
February 22, 2012 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(The Manila Times)  Sugar industry stakeholders may have to take a hard look at the Biofuels Law as an option now that it is clear there is no way to stop or postpone trade liberalization …

American Soybean Association Calls for Biodiesel Fuel Education Program Reauthorization
February 22, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) …One of the many energy-related components of the Farm Bill that is up for reauthorization is the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program, which is a grant program that supports the education …

Biodiesel Education Program Develops 4-H, Elementary Curriculum
February 22, 2012 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The University of Idaho’s Biodiesel Education Program has released curriculum designed to help students between the ages of eight and 12 understand the concepts of energy and renewable energy. While …

National University of Ireland Galway Partners in EnAlgae project
February 22, 2012 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  National University of Ireland Galway recently announced that researchers within its Ryan Institute are participating in a €14 million ($18.5 million) European algae initiative. The program, known as the Energetic …

Engineering Grad Student Debuts On-Campus Biodiesel Processor
February 22, 2012 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ever since she was little Michelle Rodio was fascinated with trying to make the world a better place. While growing up, partaking in recycling and other ecofriendly initiatives became a …

Make It Here, Bank It Here: Biofuels’ Economic Impact Spurs Expansion
February 22, 2012 – 8:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As President Obama orders a sweeping increase in the USDA’s BioPreferred Program, new research suggests a $80 billion US financial gain that results from domestic fuels and bio-based products over …

Shuttered Range Fuels Plant Prepares for New Life
February 21, 2012 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by S. Heather Duncan (Macon Telegraph)  Wearing green hard hats with the LanzaTech logo pasted over the words “Range Fuels,” officials of the company that now owns a Soperton ethanol plant visited the site this …

Grow it Here, Make it Here
February 21, 2012 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Michigan, US Senator Debbie Stabenow expanded her “Grow it Here, Make it Here” initiative into a $5 billion proposal designed to dramatically expand bio-based manufacturing and job creation, funded through what …

Policies of Energy and Economic Growth for Rural America in a 2012 Farm Bill
February 21, 2012 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) With a refreshing sense of focus, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, opened the hearing on Energy and Economic Growth for Rural America …

Alliance between Natural Gas Industry, Environmental Groups Fractures
February 20, 2012 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Just four years ago, shale gas king Aubrey K. McClendon told shareholders of Chesapeake Energy that “finally, we made some new friends this year.”
The chief executive sketched a …

Soil Erosion Increasing Global Warming Threat: UNEP
February 20, 2012 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)   Global warming will get worse as agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which depletes the amount of carbon the soil is able to store, a United Nations’ Environment Programme …

U.S. Will Lead New Effort to Cut Global Warming from Methane, Soot
February 20, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

by Brian Vastag (The Washington Post)  With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, the United States and five other countries are starting a new program to cut other pollutants — including methane, soot …

Lake County Dodging a Legal Bullet on Trash Disposal?
February 20, 2012 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  The Lake County Solid Waste Management District could avoid potential litigation — but invite other legal problems — if the trash-to-ethanol contract dies between now and April 2.
A canceled …

House Proposal Would Raise Gas Tax and Some Vehicle Fees
February 20, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Iowa’s gas tax would be eight cents per gallon higher by April, 2014 under a proposal that has cleared a five-member House panel.
The bill also calls for new yearly fees …

U.S. ‘Losing Momentum’ in Biofuels Makes Novozymes Target Brazil
February 20, 2012 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

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 Brazil and isn’t pursuing new projects in the U.S. because of the lack of political …

Advanced Ethanol Council Pushes Back on Oil Industry RFS Retroactive Waiver Request
February 20, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Advanced Ethanol Council)  America’s advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers today reiterated their strong belief that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should not grant a retroactive waiver to the oil industry for the …

‘Mini-Cellulose’ Molecule Unlocks Biofuel Chemistry
February 20, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  A team of chemical engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered a small molecule that behaves the same as cellulose when it is converted to biofuel. Studying this ‘mini-cellulose’ molecule reveals …

Aviation Biofuels Webinar February 29, 2012 London, UK
February 20, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment
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 coal, natural gas or biomass using the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, to incorporate feedstocks such as algae, …

Beijing to Build Disposal System for Waste Edible Oil
February 20, 2012 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(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

Zimbabwe: Get Country to Switch to Ethanol-Petrol Blend Fuel
February 20, 2012 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

(  Most of the larger fuel companies have started selling the petrol-ethanol blend known as E10, a reference to the percentage of ethanol, amid hopes that Zimbabwe would soon be able to substitute 10 percent …

American By-Products Recyclers LLC Unveiled New Biodiesel Factory
February 20, 2012 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(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. The 24,000 square foot facility, Planet Earth Biodiesel, processes the used cooking oil that American By-Products Recyclers collects …

EPA OKs E15 Ethanol for Health Effects, Opens Door for Fuel Registration
February 20, 2012 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  approved  health effects testing on E15 fuel submitted by the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy. Health effects testing is a required step …

Glasgow Biofuels Scientist Unfurls ‘Electric Leaf’
February 20, 2012 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Clive Cookson (Financial Times)  Scottish scientists have found a more efficient way to make biofuels, using electricity rather than sunlight.
Their “electric leaf” is based on photosynthetic bacteria whose biochemistry has been changed through radical …

Access to Low-Cost Feedstocks Remains a Key Barrier to Wider Adoption of Biofuels
February 20, 2012 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(Caelus Green Room)  After healthy growth over the past decade, the global biofuels industry is entering a new era marked by feedstock flexibility, product neutrality, and sustainability.  As a near-term solution, biofuels are a proven …

In Ukraine Sugar Beets Will Be Used in the Production of Biofuel
February 20, 2012 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(  The Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine announced that it intends to allocate 40 million tons of sugar beet for the production of biofuel. It will reduce the volume of imports of fuel and, in …

Minnesota Loses Cellulosic Ethanol Venture
February 20, 2012 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by David Shaffer   (Star Tribune)  A biofuels company opts for plants elsewhere after being helped by nearly $1 million in grant funding from Minnesota.
A biofuels company that benefited from nearly $1 million in grants …

The Rocky Road to Biofuels Heaven: Codexis Chief Out, Ceres IPO Delayed
February 20, 2012 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The changes at Codexis and delayed IPO at Ceres are indications that life in the public markets remains a rough one for early-stage industrial biotech companies. The changes at Codexis …

Changes to Ohio’s Definition of “Agriculture” Could Benefit Bio-Energy
February 17, 2012 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Chris Kick (Farm and Dairy)    A bill that would broaden the definition of agriculture in Ohio to include algal production and anaerobic digesters is making its way through the House and Senate.
…The bill …

SFCC Leads Statewide Centers of Excellence in Biofuels and Green Building/Energy Efficiency
February 17, 2012 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(Santa Fe Community College)  Santa Fe Community College has been named to lead statewide Centers of Excellence in Biofuels and Green Building/Energy Efficiency under a New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions State Energy Sector Partnership grant. The …

Finland-Based UPM Plans Crude Tall Oil Renewable Diesel Plant
February 16, 2012 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  Finland-based UPM recently announced plans to develop a biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland, to convert crude tall oil into renewable drop-in diesel biofuel. Construction on the 100,000 metric ton (30 million …

SucreSource Signs GS Caltex
February 16, 2012 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(SucreSource/PRNewsWire)  First Cellulose-to-Sugar Plant Sale and Partnership
SucreSource, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueFire Renewables, Inc., has signed agreements with GS Caltex, a Korean petroleum company, to build a cellulose to sugar plant in Korea.
“This agreement …

4th Palm Oil Summit July 9-10, 2012 Bali, Indonesia
February 16, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
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
Replanting trees with higher yielding varieties
Improved agriculture practices and mechanisation
Value addition in downstream processing including improved oil extraction rates
Capture …

Palm Oil Africa September 5-6, 2012 Accra, Ghana
February 16, 2012 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
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, logistics & infrastructure support
Applying large-scale cultivation expertise from Asia & opportunities for downstream processing
R & D on improved planting …

Senate Ag Committee Hearing Focuses on Farm Bill Energy Programs
February 16, 2012 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a handful of bioenergy stakeholders were given the opportunity to present the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry with their opinions on the …

DOE Increases Funding Request for Biomass, Biorefinery Activities
February 16, 2012 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine) …Of the nearly $2.34 billion requested for energy efficiency and renewable energy, a total of $270 million has been specifically requested to support biomass and biorefinery systems development. That is …

Controversial Ethanol Production Business Won’t Be Moving into City-Owned Site
February 16, 2012 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by David McGee (  …With about 100 city residents – nearly all opposed to the plan — looking on Tuesday, the City Council took no action on a proposal to give the 13.8-acre former Crowley …

Ethanol Fuelling Growth
February 16, 2012 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Peter Hemphill (Weekly Times Now)  …While ethanol production has become the largest use of the corn crop, it has also developed a high protein byproduct – dried distillers grains with solubles – now highly …

Brazilian Demand Gives U.S. Ethanol Producers a Big Boost
February 16, 2012 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Steve Tarter  (The State-Journal Register)  More U.S. ethanol was shipped overseas in 2011 than any year in history.
The Washington, D.C.-based Renewable Fuels Association reported that 1.1 billion gallons of ethanol — worth about $2.5 …

US Loses $10.4 Million After Failures in Clean-Energy Research
February 16, 2012 – 8:32 am | No Comment

by Brian Wingfield (Bloomberg)  The United States lost $10.4 million on six clean-energy projects, including biofuel research at Iowa State University, that were suspended for missing performance milestones, according to the Energy Department.
…Iowa State spent about …

Power of Algae Unleashed by Protein Technologies
February 16, 2012 – 8:13 am | No Comment

(Manchester Evening News)  A biotech business has developed and patented a process which it believes has the potential to fight the world’s energy and food crises. Protein Technologies, based at Manchester Science Parks, specialises in research …

Extreme Biofuels and Those Heat-Seeking X Bugs
February 16, 2012 – 8:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …Some of the first American visitors to Yellowstone, who began to record their journeys into the wilds of northwestern Wyoming during the early 1870s, noted the horrible taste of …

Northwest Producers Unite, Tell Congress to Reinstate Tax Credit
February 16, 2012 – 7:49 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Last week as the National Biodiesel Conference took place in Orlando, a group of biodiesel producers and stakeholders in the Northwest U.S. came together in a joint statement to support …

Research Shows Promise in Converting Camelina Oil into Jet Fuel
February 15, 2012 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Montana State University)  Researchers at Montana State University-Northern have developed a process to convert camelina oil to jet fuel and other high-value chemicals. MSU has applied for a U.S. patent and research is ongoing.
Using a …

Bridgeport Biodiesel Holds Grand Opening for New Plant in Connecticut
February 15, 2012 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Bridgeport BioDiesel LLC hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its 1 MMgy biodiesel multifeedstock production facility located in Bridgeport, Conn.
Originally conceived in 2008, Bridgeport BioDiesel co-owner …

PetroAlgae Changes Name to Parabel to Better Reflect New Strategy
February 15, 2012 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Melbourne, Fla.-based PetroAlgae Inc. has changed its name to Parabel Inc. According to information released by the company, the new name better reflects its strategic changes and commercial milestones.
“In the …

Advanced Ethanol Leaders Urge Tax Extensions in Farm Bill
February 15, 2012 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Advanced Ethanol Council)  The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) today urged Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS) to include two key tax extensions for advanced and cellulosic …

Maersk Leads Shipping Industry Developing Fuels From Waste
February 15, 2012 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  A.P. Moeller Maersk A/S, the world’s biggest container ship owner, is leading its industry in developing biofuels made from organic waste that could cut its carbon emissions and reduce a …

Startup Takes Wood Pellets in, Turns out ‘Biogasoline’
February 15, 2012 – 10:13 am | No Comment

by Martin LaMonica (CNET)  For a new crop of biofuel companies, ethanol is out and “biogasoline” is in.
One of them is Primus Green Energy, which plans to open a demonstration plant by the end of the …

BIO Congress to Feature Advanced Biofuels Sessions
February 15, 2012 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  Biofuel and renewable chemical company executives, scientists and government officials from around the globe will speak in breakout sessions at BIO’s 9th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, April 29 – …

Road Use by E.V. Drivers: To Tax or Not to Tax?
February 15, 2012 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Motavalli  (New York Times)  Drivers of purely electric vehicles avoid paying the gas taxes included in the cost of a petro-product fill-up. Consequently, if E.V.’s were to become widely adopted, less money could flow into …

Airlines Set to Win Carbon Credits from Biofuel Flights
February 15, 2012 – 9:23 am | No Comment

(EurActiv)  The European Commission has asked airlines to report on “the amount of biomass” they use so that biofuels can be accounted as “zero emission” in the greenhouse gas emissions reports they are requested to …

Neeri, Purti to Test Industrial Production of Biofuel from Algae
February 15, 2012 – 9:17 am | No Comment

by Snehlata Shrivastav (Times of India)  Moving one step ahead in the development of a technology to produce biodiesel from algae, the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) is now planning to scale up the …

Evolving Permaculture Solutions—Keep It Simple.
February 15, 2012 – 9:14 am | No Comment

by Dr. Chad Hellwinckel (University of Tennessee/  …Permaculture may soon be looked upon as a potential big solution. So as we stand today on the threshold of increasing interest in permaculture, let us take a moment …

Solve for X: Mike Cheiky on Negative Carbon Liquid Fuels
February 15, 2012 – 8:57 am | No Comment

(Solve for X/CoolPlanet Energy Systems)  Solve for X is a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork.
The fact is that plants have a carbon-negative phase – a time during which they remove …

BP Biofuels Says the Technology Works, Rejects “Pixie Dust” Headlines
February 15, 2012 – 8:47 am | No Comment

( Biofuels Association)  In the third episode of Biofuel STAT, released today, BP Biofuels North America PresidentSue Ellerbusch rejects recent headlines describing the industry as “pixie dust” by declaring “the technology works.”
“There are lots of stories …

URC Seeks Entry into Fuel Ethanol Business
February 15, 2012 – 8:37 am | No Comment

(The Manila Times) Universal Robina Corp. (URC) on Monday said that it would venture into production of fuel ethanol.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Gokongwei-led food and beverage firm said that it …

Obama Budget Would Cut $40 Billion in Fossil-Fuel Credits
February 14, 2012 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Snyder and Brian Wingfield (Bloomberg)  President Barack Obama, who pledged an “all of the above” energy strategy that included fossil fuels, renewed his proposal to cut more than $40 billion in tax breaks for …

Renewable Energy Growing by Leaps and Bound
February 14, 2012 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  While much of the recent Congressional discussion of renewable energy has focused on failed high risk clean energy startups, what’s gone largely unnoticed by federal policy makers is the incredible overall progress …

Coalition for E85 Issues Call to Action
February 14, 2012 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The Coalition for E85 is calling on members and other supporters to urge Congress to give E85 credit for being an alternative fuel.
The coalition is asking members of Congress to support the inclusion …

Ethanol Report on RFS Challenge
February 14, 2012 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  …(Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob) Dinneen says the environmental groups’ challenge to the RFS was much broader based than the poultry groups’ challenge, including that EPA had not taken into …

Biofuels Are Killing Climate Efforts
February 14, 2012 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Americans for Informed Democracy)  Biofuels were supposed to be the solution to global climate change. We could slowly reduce our dependence on crude oil by using fuels from corn or sugar cane instead. This fuel …

The Future of Aerospace Engines
February 14, 2012 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Aviation Goes Green) Everyone agrees that aircraft engines need to get greener. Does the answer lie in revolutionary propulsion systems, or will our future travels be powered by the same old jet engine running on renewable …

Commission Adopts its Strategy for a Sustainable Bioeconomy to Ensure Smart Green Growth in Europe
February 14, 2012 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(European Commission)  The European Commission has today presented its strategy and action plan for a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe, called “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bioeconomy for Europe”. The goal is a more innovative and low-emissions economy, …

Now and Never: What’s Working, Will Work, and Won’t Work for Aviation Biofuels
February 14, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New reports from Bloomberg and the USDA focus on 2018 as a critical year for commercial-scale, affordable aviation fuels
In New York, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said that jatropha-based fuels were the …

BioEnergy Symposium – 2012 Transportation Biofuels March 13-14 University of North Carolina at Charlotte
February 14, 2012 – 12:52 pm | No Comment
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 will focus on transportation biofuels and will include sessions on market, feedstocks, policies, and investment …

Norfolk Southern Pens Deal with Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield Oil
February 14, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

(Syntroleum)  Norfolk Southern becomes first fleet user in the U.S. to deploy clean renewable diesel
Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield Oil Company have signed an agreement to supply renewable diesel to Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE / …