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Farmers to Plant Most Acres Since 1984, Prompted by Higher Crop Prices

by Jeff Wilson and Whitney McFerron (The Washington Post)  …Global food costs are down 11 percent from a peak a year ago as grain output rises from China to Canada, U.N. data show. …The

February 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Genetic Advancement

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  RNA devices could lead to cheaper advance biofuels Computer aided design (CAD) tools have long been used by architects, engineers and others to design buildings,

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Patently Making Progress: How One University Is Poised to Introduce Revolutionary Biorefining Technology

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A unique noncatalytic thermal-cracking technology developed under the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education supercluster program at the University of North Dakota is poised

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Keeping Our Eye on the Ball

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biorefining Magazine)  …It has been four years since Congress passed the revised RFS2 legislation creating a 36 billion gallon mandate for conventional and advanced biofuels.

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Navigating the Nuances of Integration

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Experts discuss important considerations in co-location and retrofit projects Whether it’s co-locating a stand-alone biorefinery at an existing industrial asset to bolster supply chain dynamics,

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Sensenbrenner’s Position Isn’t Best for Wisconsin

by Bob Sather (Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel/Wisconsin Bio-Industry Alliance)  This week, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) once again failed to support Wisconsin, instead choosing to target an industry that generates

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

The Road to Commercialization: Advanced Biofuels in the Public and Private Sector March 8, 2012 Washington, DC

  The Road to Commercialization: Advanced Biofuels in the Public and Private Sector   March 8, 2012     Washington, DC

WITH SPECIAL GUEST The Honorable John W. Warner   PANELISTS INCLUDE Jim Rekoske, vice president of renewable energy and chemicals, Honeywell UOP Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme Inc. Nancy Young, vice president

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Checking Obama’s Promises on Flexible-Fuel Cars

by Louis Jacobson  (Tampa Bay Times)  During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to boost flex-fuel vehicles in two ways — through federal purchasing and by mandates on carmakers.

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Independents Seen Dominating US Refining Industry -Deloitte

(Fox Business News)   Independent refiners are destined to be in the driver’s seat of the U.S. refining industry as integrated oil companies increasingly shed refining assets, according to analysts at Deloitte LLP. In

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

China Slowing Ethanol Growth Will Spur Feed Imports, Group Says

by Jeff Wilson  (Bloomberg)  China’s five-year plan to slow domestic production of grain-based ethanol will mean tighter supplies of a byproduct used for animal feed, boosting demand for imports through 2016,

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Project Gets Funds, Aims for Advanced Biofuel Status

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A project aiming for energy beet-to-ethanol production in North Dakota hit some significant milestones recently. Putting the project a big step closer to reality

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa State University Finds up to 10 Percent Corn Yield Increase with Cover Crops

by Iowa State University News Service (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The most recent annual results from a four-year Iowa State University study on using cover crops between rows of corn

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

International Air Transport Association Stresses Congestion In Emissions Spat

by Leithen Francis (Aviation Week)  The International Air Transport Association’s target of carbon neutral growth from 2020 can still be achieved, but the airline industry “can’t do it on our

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

2013 Administration Proposed Budget: Biofuel/Biomass Impact Analysis — Or — We Read the Fine Print so You Don’t Have To

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As required by the Constitution, the President submitted to Congress today his proposed budget for the operation of the United States government for the

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

NCSI Certifies Shoalhaven Starches against Global Sustainable Biofuels Benchmark

(NCS International)  NCS International (“NCSI”) has certified the world’s first organisation against the Principles and Criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (“RSB”). RSB is a new international standard that

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Discarding the Confrontational View – The Biofuel and Food Industries Share a Number of Major Potential Synergies

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil and Raisio have worked together for a number of years on how by-products and sidestreams generated by Finnish agriculture and food manufacturing can be used as

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Consultant Suggests Changes to Energy Department’s Loan Reviews in the Wake of Solyndra

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  A White House consultant’s report said Friday that the Energy Department should bolster its ability to assess loan guarantee risks in the wake of

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Pioneer Studies Residue Removal for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  DuPont businesses Pioneer Hi-Bred and DuPont Industrial Biosciences are collaborating with Iowa State University in performing studies on residue to establish best practices in harvesting, storage and transportation, with an

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

DNA Study Could Help Biofuel Production

(UPI)  Studies of the genome of Miscanthus, a large perennial grass, could speed the development of biofuels derived from the plant, U.S. researchers say. Changsoo Kim, a researcher at the

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Controversial Wood-to-Ethanol Plant May Finally Get under Way in Upper Peninsula

by Katherine Yung (Detroit Free Press)  After a lengthy delay, construction of what could be the nation’s first large-scale wood-to-ethanol plant in the country is to start this year in

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Administration Slows Environmental Rules as It Weighs Political Cost

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  …Rules aimed at curbing emissions from cars and light trucks are on hold because the White House has yet to give the Office of

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Amyris Gives Up Making Biofuels

by Kevin Bullis (MIT Technology Review)  Humbled by production challenges, the company plans to scale back production goals, it told investors Thursday. Its originally planned to make an anti-malaria drug,

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Deal with Low Demand

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Producers had lots left over after a federal tax credit ended. Also, exports to Brazil have decreased. Ethanol has generated more than its share

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Request for Information (RFI) on Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0000671 for Chemo/electro-autotrophic Synthesis of Liquid Fuels at Scale

(US Department of Energy)  The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is solely to solicit input for ARPA-E consideration to inform the possible development of future chemo/electro-autotrophic fuel production

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Vilsack Says Rules on Biofuels Face Threat

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  He says diluting standards could hurt Midwest interests U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack warned an Iowa group Friday in Ankeny that “the Midwest

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Chemoprojekt Forms JV for Biodiesel Production

(Biofuels International)  Chemoprojekt, a Czech Republic-based company specialising in design, engineering and procurement, has formed a joint venture with Nationwide Asset Management. The 50/50 joint venture has been named FAME

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Bombshell Study: High Methane Emissions Measured Over Gas Field “May Offset Climate Benefits of Natural Gas”

by Joe Romm (ThinkProgress.org)  Air sampling by NOAA over Colorado Finds 4% Methane Leakage, More Than Double Industry Claims How much methane leaks during the entire lifecycle of unconventional gas

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

What Do We Do with Rufus? RFS, That Is, the Elephant in the Room

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Around the halls of the Digest, we call him Rufus, the elephant in the room. Elsewhere, RFS, or the Renewable Fuel Standard, is the accepted

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

4th Algae World Europe May 22-23, 2012 Munich, Germany

  4th Algae World Europe   May 22-23, 2012   Munich, Germany

CMT’s Algae World conference series is recognized as a premier platform for productive exchanges amongst the Academic, Commercial and Investment communities. Algae World addresses the intricacy of scaling-up algae production and processing; focuses

February 12, 2012 Read Full Article

First Certification Against RSB Global Sustainability Standard Achieved By the Manildra Group

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) today announced the first completed commercial certification of the Manildra Group of Australia. The certification was conducted by NCS International,

February 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Hawkins Elected Chair of Board of Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Services Foundation

(BioJet)  BioJet International Ltd. announced today that its Chairman Mitch Hawkins has been elected Chair of the Board of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Services Foundation. The RSB Services Foundation, the

February 11, 2012 Read Full Article

The Intrepid Investor: Ceres Delays IPO; Others in IPO Queue Shift, Accelerate Strategies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Part II of our series, we look today at Ceres, Myriant, PetroAlgae, BioAmber, Elevance, Genomatica, Enerkem, Mascoma, and Fulcrum Bioenergy. In Part I, yesterday,

February 10, 2012 Read Full Article

EU-Produced Ethanol Keeps Petrol Prices Down

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  Recent studies commissioned by NGOs Friends of the Earth and ActionAid claim that biofuels, including ethanol, will cost EU consumers €126 billion at the petrol pump between now

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Reducing the Impacts of Biofuels on Biodiversity

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  There is mounting concern that increasing biofuels production is having significant biodiversity impacts. A study by the International Food Policy Research Institute estimated that achieving the EU target

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Production of Castor Beans as a Biofuel Source Would Be Outlawed under Oklahoma Measure

by Michael McNutt  (NewsOK)  Oklahoma House panel passes measure that would prohibit growing the ornamental plant commercially as a biofuel crop. The flowering plant still may be grown by nurseries.

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Debate Continues on Big Oil’s Big Profits

(Los Angeles Times)  The five so-called “super major” oil companies — Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips,Chevron and BP– have just wrapped up their fourth quarter earnings reports, but not without inspiring disdain over how

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

DOE to Fund High-Risk Wind, Other Clean Energy Technologies

by Richard Kessler  (RechargeNews.com)  The Energy Department (DOE) expects to award up to $150m in its latest funding round to support high-risk transformational concepts and technologies that can reduce US

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

As Time Passes, So Does Faith in Trash-to-Ethanol Plan, Some Waste Officials

by Marc Chase (NWITimes.com)   As time began to run out on Lake County’s trash-to-ethanol plan last week, so did the faith and confidence of solid waste district officials —

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Scientists Discover Genes to Better Grass to Energy Production

(Bioenergy Insight)  Scientists from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) have uncovered a series of genes which could help grasses being breed with better

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Marubeni to Invest $652 Million in Angolan Ethanol

by Joseph Magdalena (Jornal de Angola)  Angola and Japan signed yesterday in Luanda, a protocol for the construction of factories for production and refining of sugar and ethanol in the

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Effects of Biodiesel Feedstocks on Infrared Blend Measurements is Featured in New White Paper

(Open PR/Wilks Enterprise)  A new White Paper published by Wilks Enterprise addresses the common concern among biodiesel blenders and distributors as to whether or not biodiesel made from different feedstocks

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Keep Your Eye on the Ball

by Jim Stewart (Biofuels Digest/BioEnergy Producers Association)  …In America’s quest for alternative and renewable energy, the “ball” is national security and energy independence.  All other issues pale by comparison. Let’s

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Coskata, INEOS Bio Settle Lawsuit: Coskata Revises S-1

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest–scroll down)  Moving over to Coskata, the company recently revised its IPO documentation to reflect a settlement of its lawsuit with INEOS Bio, which reflected a trade secret

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The Intrepid Investor: How Are Biofuels IPOs Performing and Why?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In this two-part series, we look at the IPO market for industrial biotech stocks. … In Part I, today, we look at the performance of

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Bike Built by Orange County Choppers

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) The big news today at the National Biodiesel Conference was the unveiling of the biodiesel bike built by Paul Teutul, Sr., Orange County Choppers. The bike was built in

February 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Gives the Economy a Boost

by Ken Field (Financial Post)  Ethanol reduces the price of gasoline Ethanol’s chief benefit is environmental.  …Last summer, there were no smog alerts in the GTA and 5.5 million Canadians

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Expert Expects Gas Prices in Chicago to Hit $4.60 by May

by Gary Strauss (Chicago Sun-Times)  Get ready for another round of pain at the pump: gas at $4 (or higher) a gallon. After rising 19 cents a gallon in the

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

House Committee Members, Industry Slam Effort to Delay E15

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology met Feb. 7 to markup H.R. 3199, a bill introduced last fall by committee Vice Chairman Rep. Jim

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Florida-Based Grease Recycling Company Signs on New Clients

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Florida-based grease recycling company Freedom Environmental Services Inc. recently announced it has signed service contracts with 14 Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurants to provide ongoing

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Petroleum Representatives Candidly Express Contempt for RFS2

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A panel of petroleum trade association representatives gathered together for the National Biodiesel Conference’s opening general session on Feb. 6. While the group consisted of

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Annnounces Release of Draft Report: Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-10/183A) report, prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office

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Conversion Technologies for Advanced Biofuels Workshop (CTAB) Report Out February 9, 2012 Webinar

  Conversion Technologies for Advanced Biofuels Workshop (CTAB) Report Out   February 9, 2012   Webinar

On December 6-8, 2011 the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass program hosted a workshop at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, VA to update its existing technology roadmaps to focus

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

US Navy Taps into Queensland University of Technology Biofuel Capabilities

(Queensland University of Technology)  Biofuel technology being developed by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers has caught the interest of the US Navy, which is currently in Australia on an

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Portugal’s Galp Energia to Head up Scientific Project in Mozambique

(Macau Hub)  Portuguese group Galp Energia plans to head up a project for second generation biofuel produced using cultivated jatropha in Mozambique, the Portuguese press reported. The project, which is

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation and Military Biofuels: New Thinking on Finance, Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While most of the United States was focused on the 2012 Super Bowl, the CSPAN television network snuck a revealing interview from Brian Lamb with

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Midwest Is Full of Promising Second-Generation Biofuels

by Ilene Grossman (CSG Midwest)  The benefits of using biomass residuals — the byproducts from activities such as agriculture and forestry — as an energy source are clear for the

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Awareness Camps on Biodiesel in Villages

(The Hindu)  The Biotechnology Engineering Department of Nitte Mahalinga Adyanthaya Memorial Institute of Technology (NMAMIT), Nitte, Karkala, has contacted 500 to 1,000 people in villages near Nitte regarding the production

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Vietnam’s Ethanol Plant Produces First Batch of Bio-Fuel

(Asia News Network)  Dung Quat Bio-Ethanol Plant, located in the Dung Quat Industrial Zone in the central province of Quang Ngai, turned out its first batch of bio-ethanol E100 last

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Piedmont Biofuels Successfully Scales up Commercial Enzyme-Based Biodiesel Production

(Piedmont Biofuels)  Breakthrough Expedites Transformation of Biodiesel Production Piedmont Biofuels announced today(February 7, 2012)  that the company has commenced the first commercial scale zero-waste production of biodiesel in the United

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Algal Biomass Organization Launches AllAboutAlgae.com to Educate and Inspire Consumers About the Potential of Algae

(MarketWatch)  Comprehensive Website Offers Information, Videos and Photos About Algae’s Potential as a Feedstock for Fuel, Food and Feed The Algal Biomass Organization today launched AllAboutAlgae.com, a new website designed

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Oil Refiners and Biofuels: 2012 to Feature Fight over RFS, Cooperation on RIN Fraud

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Florida, the National Biodiesel Conference — biodiesel’s grandest show — opened with exuberance over

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Americans Gaining Energy Independence With U.S. as Top Producer

by Rich Miller, Asjylyn Loder and Jim Polson (Bloomberg)  The U.S. is the closest it has been in almost 20 years

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Agronomist Fights for ‘Truths’ about Ethanol Industry

by Barry Amundson  (Tri-State Neighbor)  Gregg Carlson doesn’t like to hear the negative comments about ethanol. The SDSU Extension farm precision

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Standard Modification Attempts Unnecessary

(Farm Futures)  Hartwig says legislation is attempt to eliminate RFS altogether. Congressman Pete Olson, R-Texas, recently introduced the Domestic Alternative

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Hino Trucks Honored at National Biodiesel Conference

(PR NewsWire/Hino Trucks)  During a ceremony today at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Hino Trucks was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association Says Report Wrong on Connection between Ethanol, Livestock

by Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Ethanol and grain producers in Canada reacted to a report by

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Construction of Five-Acre Algae Farm Begins at Ethanol Plant

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BioProcess Algae LLC and Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. announced Feb. 1 that they

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Susan Kunz, BioVantage

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Susan M. Kunz, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioVantage, describes herself in part as

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

As EU Ramps Up Biofuels, Climate Debate Intensifies

By Alessandro Torello (Wall Street Journal)  …But this plant, with a capacity of 800,000 metric tons a year, and others

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Republicans to Investigate EPA Handling of Renewable-Fuel Rules

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  The House Energy and Commerce Committee said it will investigate the actions of the Environmental Protection

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Seeks Success Where Another Failed

by S. Heather Duncan (Macon Telegraph)  Although the company that purchased a defunct ethanol refinery in Soperton has some of

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

California to Appeal Ruling against Fuel Standard

(Equipment World)  States considering a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will be watching the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to see

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Targets to Cost $166 Billion, Study Says

by Alex Morales (Reuters)  European Union policies to promote the use of biofuels for transportation will cost consumers as much

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

CelluForce Celebrates the Inauguration of the World’s First NanoCrystalline Cellulose Demonstration Plan

(CelluForce)  CelluForce officially inaugurated today the world’s first NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) demonstration plant at the Domtar pulp and paper mill

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Logging Waste to Be Used More for Biofuel Production

(NewEurope Online)  More Lithuanian logging waste could make way for usage in biofuels production. The ‘national forestry sector development programme’

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

John Lindt: Biofuel Maker to Double Employees

by John Lindt (Visalia Times-Delta)  Edeniq is expanding in the Visalia Industrial Park expecting to turn on its new pilot

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Inaugural Sustainable Maritime Fuels Forum Draws US, Australian Biofuels Leadership

by Jim Lane/Dr. Susan Pond (Biofuels Digest/Dow Sustainability Program at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre)  In Australia,

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Enerkem’s $125M IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Canada, Enerkem has filed an F-1 registration statement for a proposed $125 million initial

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

BIO International Convention June 18-21, 2012 Boston, MA

  BIO International Convention  June 18-21, 2012  Boston, MA

Join compelling conversations about your business challenges. BIO brings you Keynote Luncheon speakers from the highest level of world politics,

February 6, 2012 Read Full Article

A Conservative’s Search for Solutions to Climate Change: Speaking with Former Congressman Robert Inglis

(Univerisity of Chicago/Energy Policy Institute at Chicago)  By all outward appearances, former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis is a conservative’s

February 5, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Funding for Two Renewable Energy Programs

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of funds for Fiscal Year 2012 for two

February 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Senate Energy Outlook Hearing Focuses on Fossils First

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Witnesses projected strong growth for renewable fuels use in both the power generation and

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Paper Probes Deeper Implications of ILUC Debate

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Looking for a middle ground where environmentalists and ethanol advocates could meet, the Minneapolis-based

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Senate Agriculture Committee Announces Hearing on Farm Bill Energy Programs

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Will federal programs critical to the development of sustainable bioenergy and the bioeconomy be renewed

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Ecuador Investigates the Production of Biodiesel Based on Palm

(UPI)  The Ministry of Production and the National Association of African Palm Growers, analyzes based biodiesel plant. The raw material would

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Senator Calls on US to Help Biofuels Development

(The Bioenergy Site)  Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) spoke at an American Chemical Society briefing, saying that biofuels production was essential

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Producer Aquaviridis and OriginOil Announce Joint Commercial Agreement

(OriginOil)  Development of dry-land aquaculture could transform desert farm economies of the American Southwest and Mexico Mexicali Valley, Mexico and

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Clean Defense Summit February 8, 2012 Washington, DC

  Clean Defense Summit    February 8, 2012   Washington, DC

This premier first annual forum brings together all branches of the U.S. military to specifically focus on advancements in clean

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels At What Cost? Mandating Ethanol and Biodiesel Consumption in Germany

(International Institute for Sustainable Development)  Currently, the German government plans to achieve the EU’s renewable transport target mainly through the

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels – At What Cost? Mandating Ethanol and Biodiesel Consumption in the United Kingdom

(International Institute for Sustainable Development)  The U.K. government is currently considering what policies will ensure it meets the European Union’s

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Fears for Jobs as Ethanol Producer Stops Work on Plant

by Sean Nicholls  (Sydney Morning Herald)  THE NSW ethanol mandate will be ”appropriately enforced”, the Premier, Barry O’Farrell, has assured

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Eastern Scraps Plan to Build Ethanol Plant

by Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo  (The Manila Times)  Eastern Petroleum Corp. has dropped plans to put up an ethanol production facility

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North Dakota State University Partner in $1 Million Energy Beet Project

(AgWeek/NDSU Agriculture Communication)  A project that will develop an advanced biofuel from energy beets and provide growers across North Dakota

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

When Bio and Solar Converge: 6 Hot Projects at the Bio-Solar-Electric Frontier

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … When it comes down to it, a living organism such as a plant is

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Why the Military Hates Fossil Fuels

by Amy Westervelt (Forbes)  …Time and again top military leaders have spoken out against our dependence on oil as a

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Mississippi Senator Seeks to Require Ethanol-Free Gasoline

by Kent Misegades (General Aviation News)  Mississippi State Senator Michael Watson has just introduced Senate Bill 2137, “An act to require retail

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Hundreds of Jobs Planned by New Owner of Range Fuels

by S. Heather Duncan (Macon.com)  The new owner of a shuttered ethanol plant in Soperton plans to eventually add hundreds

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Bioenergy Research Center to Open in Madison This Fall

by Bryan Sims (Biorefinery Magazine)  The newest of three bioenergy research facilities in the U.S. is slated to come online

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Prepares to Land Funding for First Biogasoline Plant

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  Toronto-based CORE BioFuel Inc. has signed an exclusive agreement with Osprey Capital Partners Inc., Canada’s

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Joins BioJet’s Advisory Board.

(BioJet International Ltd.)  BioJet International Ltd. announced today that Joanne Ivancic has joined the BioJet Advisory Board.  Ivancic joins a

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Bioenergy Crops Could Have Wide Range of Effects on Climate

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University/Western Farm Press)  A team of researchers from Arizona State University, Stanford University and Carnegie

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 Reuben Youngerberg Memorial Biodiesel Essay Scholarship

(American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest)  This scholarship is open to all Minnesota high school seniors. It is given in

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Two Become One for Bio-Oil Upgrade

(RSC Chemistry World News)  The development of a couple of new and improved catalysts for upgrading bio-oil is bringing this

February 2, 2012 Read Full Article

World’s First Wood-Based Biofuel Refinery to Be Built in Finland

(YLE.FI)  Forest industry giant UPM is building a biorefinery in the eastern city of Lappeenranta which is to produce biofuel

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Sermatec Zanini and GeoSynFuels, LLC Form Strategic Alliance

(Sermatec Zanini and GeoSynFuels, LLC)  Sermatec Zanini and GeoSynFuels, LLC (GSF) have announced the formation of a strategic alliance for the

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25 x ’25 Launches Climate Change Adaptation Work Group

(25 x ’25)  The effects of changing weather and climate present new challenges for farms, forests, and ranches which in

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Innovative, Groundbreaking Water Theory Is Applied to Algae

by Luke Geiver (Biodiesel Magazine)  The history of Biomat SA, an algae biomass company from South America, is directly linked

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

REV Biodiesel Concludes Used Fryer Oil Drive from Holiday Months

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Gilbert, Ariz.-based biodiesel producer REV Biodiesel generated more than 10,800 pounds (more than 1,000 gallons)

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Lee Enterprises Consulting Launches New RIN Verification Program

by Wayne Lee (Biodiesel Magazine/Lee Enterprises Consulting)  Lee Enterprises Consulting announced a first-of-its-kind RIN verification program on Jan. 31, known

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Preparing for E15 in the Market

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  At some point in 2012, the final i’s will be dotted and t’s will be crossed

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Syntroleum Announces Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield Oil Relationship to Market Advanced Biofuels to Transportation Industry

(Money.msn.com/Syntroleum)  Dynamic Fuels, LLC, operator of the first commercial advanced biofuels plant in the United States, has entered into strategic

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The Sun Grant Initiative National Conference on Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization October 2-5, 2012 New Orleans, LA

  The Sun Grant Initiative National Conference on Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization    October 2-5, 2012    New Orleans, LA

The Sun Grant Initiative invites you to attend the national conference on the Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization. The Conference

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CALL FOR PAPERS: The Sun Grant Initiative National Conference on Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization DEADLINE: March 31, 2012

  CALL FOR PAPERS: The Sun Grant Initiative National Conference on Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization   DEADLINE: March 31, 2012

The Sun Grant Initiative is organizing a national conference on the “Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization”. It will

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Update on a Mobile Indirect Biomass Liquefaction System

by John P. Hurley (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine/U.S. Department of Energy, Energy & Environmental Research Center)  Minnesota’s forestry operations produce

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Words from the Wise: A Study by a Group of Forest Scientists Confirms Forest-Derived Bioenergy Results in No Net Carbon Release

by Anna Austin (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  A recently released study authored by nine scientists from multiple organizations  and

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Scientists Discover Genes to Better Grass to Energy Production

(Biofuels International)  Scientists from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) have uncovered a series

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Canada Ethanol Policy Hurts Livestock Farmers: Report

by Rod Nickel (Reuters)  Ethanol production has boosted the prices of grains that Canadian farmers buy to raise cattle and

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California Bill Seeks to Eliminate Future Corn Ethanol Funding

by Kris Bevill   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The California State Assembly is expected to vote soon on a watered-down

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US Forces Give the Nod to Biofuels

Michael Richardson (Canberra Times)  Don’t laugh! The United States military is dead serious about being able to fly its combat

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Ethanol Production from Xylose by Pichia Stipitis NRRL Y-7124 in a Stirred Tank Bioreactor

by Silva, J. P. A., Mussatto, Solange I., Roberto, I.C., Teixeira, J. A.   (Universidade do Minho/Repositorium)  The ethanol production by Pichia stipitis was

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Airlines for America Urges Commercial Development of Biofuels

by Kate Rice (TravelPulse)   … The Farm to Fly partnership was established in July 2010 to advance a comprehensive and

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Making Nature’s Best Better to Produce Biofuels

(National Science Foundation)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory uses supercomputer simulations to explore designer enzymes for renewable fuels … “Cellulose

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The Future of Costa Rica: Leading Biofuel Production

(The Costa Rica News)  …Blame it on increased awareness of climate change or on the fact that humans have found

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A Low-Cost, Low-Risk Path to Meeting US Biofuels Targets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The challenges?    Well, there have been three grand ones. First, the development of economically

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Center Assists with National 4-H Biofuels Curriculum Development

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Biofuels Center is assisting with the development of a national biofuels curriculum by 4-H.

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North Carolina’s Biofuels Accelerator

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The mission of the Biofuels Company Accelerator is to provide a place, intelligence, and connections

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Business Accelerator Open to New Green Tech, Environmental Clients

(Dominican University of California)  Dominican’s new Venture Greenhouse is accepting a third round of applications from early stage businesses that

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Obama Directs Military to Cut Petroleum Consumption 30 Percent

(NCTechNews)  …In order to comply with and support these directives, Fort Bragg partnered with the Defense Energy Supply Center and

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