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National Algae Association Industrial Testing Center

(National Algae Association)  National Algae Association is pleased to announce the opening of a Testing Center. This first-of-its-kind initiative has been on-going as a part of NAA’s algae production incubator

March 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Climate Bonds Move Forward

(SustainableBusiness.com)  Over the past two years, The Climate Bonds Initiative has been creating a new class of bonds that can finance a rapid transition globally to a low-carbon economy. …Most of the bonds

March 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA office closed

The Advanced Biofuels USA office will be closed from March 30 to April 6.We will not be providing daily updates at this time. Until we are back, here are resources

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

20 New England Oilheat Dealers Pledge to Switch to Bioheat

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …Twenty new oilheat dealers officially registered as Bioheat dealers at the New England Bioheat Symposium on March 22 in Boston, which will give homeowners and other

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

India Official Sheds Light on Local Biodiesel Industry

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) …Although India’s biodiesel industry is small, it does show potential for growth. This week World Health Energy Holdings announced plans to establish algae biodiesel production in two

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals April 30-May3, 2012 New Orleans, LA

  34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals    April 30-May3, 2012   New Orleans, LA

We have assembled an impressive technical program that includes 19 sessions with one Special Topic evening session on international bioenergy center progress, as well as 2 large poster sessions. Technical

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Scaling Sustainable Transportation Fuels from Biomass May 31, 2012 Washington, DC

  Scaling Sustainable Transportation Fuels from Biomass    May 31, 2012    Washington, DC

Opportunities in Scaling Sustainable Transportation Fuels in Biomass: A Workshop Thursday, May 31st, 2012       NAS Keck Center Room 100         500 5th ST NW, Washington, DC 20001

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

All Florida Ag Show April 25-26, 2012 Sebring, FL

  All Florida Ag Show   April 25-26, 2012   Sebring, FL

The All Florida Ag Show is the only industry gathering dedicated to bringing together members of all agricultural sectors across the Sunshine State in one place to discuss issues, exchange

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Tom Murphy Interview: Resource Depletion is a Bigger Threat than Climate Change

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Rising geopolitical tensions and high oil prices are continuing to help renewable energy find favour amongst investors and politicians. Yet how much faith should we place

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Safety Seminar June 13, 2012 Dubuque, IA

  Ethanol Safety Seminar   June 13, 2012     Dubuque, IA

Where:  Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility 14928 Public Safety Way Dubuque, IA 52202 Times: 9:00 am − 2:00 pm or 5:30 pm − 10:00 pm Register: www.rfa.traincaster.com Who Should Attend: Emergency Responders

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Safety Seminar May 7, 2012 Spartanburg, SC

  Ethanol Safety Seminar     May 7, 2012    Spartanburg, SC

Where:  Spartanburg Community College Health Sciences Building − Community Room 800 Brisack Rd. Spartanburg, SC 29303 Times: 9:00 am − 2:00 pm or 5:30 pm − 10:00 pm Register: www.rfa.traincaster.com Who Should Attend:

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Safety Seminar May 22, 1012 Rockford, IL

  Ethanol Safety Seminar    May 22, 1012   Rockford, IL

Where:  Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center Wallingford Ballroom 7801 East State Street Rockford, IL 61108 Times: 9:00 am − 2:00 pm or 5:30 pm − 10:00 pm Register: www.rfa.traincaster.com Who Should Attend:

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Free Ethanol Safety Seminar April 18, 2012 Chattanooga, TN

  Free Ethanol Safety Seminar   April 18, 2012    Chattanooga, TN

The RFA, in partnership with Norfolk Southern Railroad and Tate & Lyle, will be hosting a free Ethanol Safety Seminar in Chattanooga, Tenn., on April 18 at the Chattanooga Fire

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Qantas to Charter Australia’s First Commercial Flight Powered by Cooking Oil

(CNNGo)  First biofuel flight will take off on April 13 from Sydney …Qantas is the latest airline to launch a flight powered by cooking oil. Tickets are currently on sale

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Is Kansas Ready to Bump to E15 at the Pump?

by Steve Everly (Kansas City Star)  Ethanol industry pushes for the state to step up from the E10 blend now offered. But automakers warn of engine damage, voided warranties. …E10

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Malaysia, Indonesia Refute EPA Report on Palm Oil-Based Biofuels

(Bernama)  Malaysia and Indonesia, the world’s largest producers of palm oil, are on a joint mission to correct and update a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report that could

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota Releases Roadmap for Minnesota’s Advanced Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals Industry

(Enhanced Online News/Live Science Alley)  Today (March 28, 2012), The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota released a comprehensive white paper detailing the extent and impact of the advanced biofuels and biobased

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

The Serious Fraud Office Launches an Investigation into Sustainable AgroEnergy, Operator of an Unregulated Investment Scheme.

by Gavin Lumsden (CityWire)   The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched an investigation into Sustainable AgroEnergy, a London-based company that promoted itself to Sipp investors as a specialist in renewable biofuel crops and ‘green oil’

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

The Victory Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last July, the Digest launched a project called “Victory Plants” and set about recruiting a Biofuels Council of Advisors on Science, Technology and Economics to define a

March 29, 2012 Read Full Article

BDC Spring 2012 Symposium Bioproduct Opportunities May 7 – 9 Knoxville, TN

  BDC Spring 2012 Symposium Bioproduct Opportunities    May 7 – 9   Knoxville, TN

Discover Opportunities for Bio-Deployment at the 2012 Spring Symposium  BDC will host its Spring Symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 7-9 at the Airport Marriott Courtyard.  The Symposium includes tours

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Navy Plan Benefits Biomass

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Fuel for carriers, jets adds demand for biofuel source other than corn A Missouri cooperative called (what else?) ShowMe Energy is building an $80

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

DuPont Lands Award for Feedstock Innovation

by Cori Anne Natoli (DelawareOnline)  The DuPont Co. won the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels award for its research project on the transport and storage of corn stover for conversion to biofuel. The

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

When Defending Biofuels, Supporters Point to History

by David Ferris  (Forbes)  At a conference today sponsored by the Carbon War Room outside Washington, D.C., a panel of biofuels entrepreneurs, supporters and financiers pointed to disruptive episodes in American history that

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

ADM Funds Distillers Grains Research in China

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Archer Daniels Midland Co. is expanding its research activities related to the use of distillers grains and corn stover to replace corn in cattle

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Algal Diesel Outperforms Petrodiesel 2-1 in New Study

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A  team of scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory has published a paper in IOP Science’s Environmental Research Letters comparing the emissions performance of algal biofuels to

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Government Drags Feet on Biofuel Project

(Business Day) State wants industry to source feedstock from small-scale farmers, writes Hopewell Radebe The government has not moved an inch on the proposal by the farming community to include

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Pest Insects to Help Produce Ethanol

(Chalmers)  Pest insects in tropical rainforests can be a valuable natural asset. So believes Lisbeth Olsson, who is hunting for new enzymes in partnership with Vietnamese researchers. …Together, researchers from

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Eight Biofuels-Related Groups Send Letter to Congress Championing the Success of the RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined with seven other biofuel-related organizations to champion the success of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in a letter to Senate Majority

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Central Valley Beet Growers Closer to Massive Bioenergy Plant

by Harry Cline (Western Farm Press)  Former sugar beet growers on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley are expected to learn next month whether they’ll be able to

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Pie in the Sky

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Companies like KiOR, ZeaChem, Virent take aim at a tasty aviation biofuels market with new recipes and game-changing economics …If you can produce in-spec, sustainable,

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

2nd International Lignin Biochemicals Conference June 21, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2nd International Lignin Biochemicals Conference  June 21, 2012   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sources of Lignin FP Innovations Domtar/Metso Lignol Commercial Applications Zoltec Tecnaro Woodbridge Group and Others   Research & Development NSERC Biomaterials and Chemicals Strategic Network (Lignoworks) National Research Council University

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Ukrainian Bioenergy Business Forum 2012 September 27-28 Kiev, Ukraine

  Ukrainian Bioenergy Business Forum 2012    September 27-28     Kiev, Ukraine

Over 200 bioenergy experts are expected to join the Ukrainian Bioenergy Business Forum 2012 conference cum exhibition. Taking place in Kiev on 27-28 September 2012, this strictly B2B conference focuses on commercial opportunities and

March 28, 2012 Read Full Article

The Distributed/Centralized BioProduction Approach: Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts Are Possible Through the Significant Reduction of Biomass Transportation Costs

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Problem Definition:  The production of biofuels in the US is at a substantial roadblock. Due to the high cost of transporting large quantities of

March 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Net Benefits: The Idea of Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Atmosphere Is a Beguiling One. Could It Ever Become Real?

(The Economist) …A report published last year by the American Physical Society (APS) put the cost of extracting and storing carbon dioxide using an air-capture system based on known technology

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

RFA Anticipates E15 Roll-Out to Begin Soon

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Dinneen noted that because ethanol is currently less expensive than gasoline, marketers should be able to offer E15 to consumers for a less expensive

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Recognizing Rudolf Diesel’s Foresight on National Biodiesel Day

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  When Rudolph Diesel developed the first diesel engine it ran on peanut oil. Now, a century later as oil prices continue disrupting our economy, renewable fuel

March 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

ADM Introduces Sustainable Grower Program for Canadian Canola

by Erin Voegele   (Biodiesel Magazine)   Archer Daniels Midland Co. Agri-Industries Lloydminster oilseeds processing facility recently announced the introduction of its Sustainable Grower Program in connection with the sustainability

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels for Aviation Overview on Current Initiatives and Identified Research Needs

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe)  The report deals with the question “why sustainable alternative fuels are important for aviation, shows technology options, initiatives, links, documents and further research needs. The objective of the

March 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Porter Airlines to Conduct Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight

(MarketWire)  Flight to be scheduled just before Earth Day with a Bombardier Q400 turboprop – Preparatory test flight successfully flown by Bombardier in February 2012 In mid-April, Porter Airlines plans

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

EU to Recognize Ensus as Biofuel Certification in ‘Matter of Weeks’: Source

(Platts)  A decision in favor of recognizing Ensus, a UK biofuel sustainability certification scheme, will be taken in “a matter of weeks,” a European Commission source said Monday. UK bioethanol

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Senate Opens Fight on Oil Tax Breaks

by Ben Geman and Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)  The Senate voted 92-4 Monday to begin an election-year floor debate over Democratic legislation to repeal oil-industry tax breaks, a plan that’s

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

AEC Urges Support for Extension of Two Critical Tax Incentives

In a letter to Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Ranking Member John Cornyn (R-TX), the Advanced Ethanol Council voiced support for

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Double Gas Prices

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new study released today by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) indicates that a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states could result in doubling

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

E15: The New Ethanol Blend April 5, 2012 Webinar 2:00PM ET

  E15: The New Ethanol Blend   April 5, 2012   Webinar  2:00PM ET

EPA recently announced approval of E15 at the federal level, clearing another hurdle in the path to E15 implementation. E15 has been approved for all flex-fuel vehicles and 2001 and

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Gasoline Rises to Record Premium over Ethanol

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. gasoline futures soared to a record premium over ethanol on Monday as gas prices topped $4 per gallon in some states while stocks of the biofuel were likely

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Trieste Conference Considers Algae in Developing Economies

by Syed Isa (Algae Industry Magazine)    The International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS-UNIDO) presented an Expert Group Meeting on Emerging Technologies for the Production of Biofuels and Chemicals

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Regional Approach to New, Clean Energy Can Improve Our Economy, Security

by LtGen John G. Castellaw, USMC (Ret.) (25 x ’25)   …In spite of claims to the contrary, increased domestic drilling and building pipelines to carry Canadian crude south will not result

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Illinois Bill Would Boost Ethanol Producers

(Convenience Store News)  Illinois biofuel companies who have faced a market glut since the end of a federal tax credit led energy companies to rush pre-expiration production may have hope in the

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

New Synthetic Biology Technique Boosts Microbial Production of Diesel Fuel

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Develop Dynamic System for Regulating Metabolic Pathways Significant boosts in the microbial production of clean, green and renewable biodiesel

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Shell, BP Score Highest in New Pike Research Assessment of Oil Majors` Commercialization of Biofuels

(Reuters/Pike Research) …Contrary to popular perception, the growth of the biofuels industry is not adverse to the interests of Big Oil. In fact, with “easy oil” increasingly difficult to source

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

J. Craig Venter Describes Biofuels, Vaccines and Foods from Made-to-Order Microbes

(PhysOrg)  Just as aspiring authors often read hundreds of books before starting their own, scientists are using decades of knowledge garnered from sequencing or “reading” the genetic codes of thousands

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Airplane Rivals Launch Joint Biofuel Project

(Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative/PhysOrg)  Plane makers and bitter rivals Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US and Embraer of Brazil announced on Thursday a joint plan to develop affordable biofuels for

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Ionic Solvents Make Timber-to-Biofuels More Energy-Efficient

by Simon Levey  (Industry Intelligence, Inc.)  Key part of biomass processing could be made 80% more energy-efficient, reducing cost of biofuels by 10%, by treating timber with ionic solvents, find

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Iran Becomes Biofuel Producer

(Trend)  …Iran produced a sample of biofuel six months ago and is preparing to start its production. Located in the Khuzestan Province’s Haft-Tapeh, a new 10,000 liter capacity biofuel facility

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

KiOR on Budget, on Track for Opening First Commercial Biofuels Plant in 2012

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …KiOR did not recognize revenue during 2011, as its activities remained focused on construction of its first commercial facility in Columbus, Mississippi, research and development

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Gingrich “a Flat Out Liar,” Says National Algae Association, Denying Campaign Contact, Slamming Speaker’s Algae Numbers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, the National Algae Association called on presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to issue a retraction of statements he made at a campaign speech in Pennsylvania,

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Virdia, Virent Pioneer New Super-Performing, Parity-Cost Renewable Jet Fuel Pathway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Virent, Virdia debut super-performing drop-in aviation biofuels made from drop-in cellulosic pine tree sugars; “passed under conditions where conventional jet fuels would fail,” says Air

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The Life of Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  This video from Sapphire Energy tracks the cultivation of algae from their San Diego lab in microscopic images, to petri dishes, to flasks, and then outside in

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Former Brew Master, Recycler Pioneers Biofuel Technology

(Maryland Clean Energy Center/The Current)  Serial entrepreneur Craig Stuart-Paul has found a novel formula for growing a business. For the CEO of Fiberight, personal expertise in brewing beer plus innovations

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Cenusa Bioenergy Receives $25 Million Grant from USDA

by Kelly Madsen (IowaStateDaily.com)  The Iowa State University-led Cenusa Bioenergy project works to develop a biofuel with both a Midwestern and environmental focus. Through a five-year, $25 million grant from

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

8th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2012 Toulouse, France

  8th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    June 4-6, 2012   Toulouse, France

As a result of the growing impact of renewable resources, this conference aims at bringing together academic researchers, industrial experts,

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the U.S. Military April 4, 2012 Webinar 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern

  Biofuels and the U.S. Military   April 4, 2012   Webinar  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern

This webinar will examine the strategies, opportunities and obstacles related to the expanded use of biofuels in support of national

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Qantas Puts Cooking Oil on the Menu with Test Flight

by Steve Creedy  (The Australian)  QANTAS hopes to boost government interest and involvement in aviation biofuels when the airline conducts Australia’s

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Thai Airways International PCL : THAI Moves Forward with Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Development

(4-Traders.com)  Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) along with the Ministry of Energy, PTT Public Company Limited, public and

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Former NATO Supreme Commander Talks Ethanol in Annawan

by Lisa Depies  (GateHouse News Service/Galesburg.com)  Retired Gen. Wesley Clark spent 38 years in the U.S. Army protecting America. Today,

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Can These Small Cap Biofuel Stocks Fuel You Profits? Gevo (GEVO), BioFuel Energy Corp. (BIOF) & Solazyme (SZYM)

by John Udovich (Small Cap Network)  Among other reasons, higher oil prices since the start of the year have been helping

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

S.D. Retailers Respond Positively to Blender Pump Grant Program

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Just two months after launching its latest blender pump grant program, South Dakota Gov.

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Sustainability Focus at World Biofuels Markets Conference in Rotterdam

by Stefaniya Becking  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The World Biofuels Markets conference that took place on March 13-15, 2012 in Rotterdam

March 26, 2012 1 comment Read Full Article

Next Generation Engines And Fuels Forum 2012 June 18-20 Washington, DC

  Next Generation Engines And Fuels Forum 2012    June 18-20   Washington, DC

The First Major Event that Brings Together the Auto, Oil and Biofuels Industries to Tackle the Challenges of the New

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Queensland’s Election Landslide: a Message for State, Country or the World?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Two reasons why Queensland’s election stands out.     First, the election was also notable for

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Can Ethanol-Optimized Engines Offer 25 Percent Relief in Fuel Costs?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Now, in Brazil, the generally accepted threshold point for ethanol and gasoline is around 70

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

2nd Annual World Biofuels Markets Brazil September 18-19, 2012 Sao Paulo, Brazil

  2nd Annual World Biofuels Markets Brazil    September 18-19, 2012     Sao Paulo, Brazil

One of the major events in the Brazilian bioenergy calendar, the 2nd annual World Biofuels Markets Brazil conference, offers both new entrants

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Vehicle Sales Are on the Rise

by Courtney Collen (KSFY.com)  …One Sioux Falls dealership says people are not spending on just any car – they’re in

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Blended Fuel Use in ND Jumps 97 Percent since 2010

(Farm & Ranch Guide)  Recently released statistics show a staggering 97 percent increase in the amount of ethanol-blended fuel sold

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Pushes Efficiency, Alternative Fuels

(UPI)  …Obama said the key to America’s energy future is reducing dependence on foreign oil through increased fuel efficiency and

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Volkswagen Partners with Amyris and Solazyme to Promote Automotive Use of Renewable Fuels

(PRNewsWire/Yahoo!)  Partnership will advance research in automotive renewable diesel solutions for current and next-generation TDI® Clean Diesel applications Volkswagen of

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Get a Bounce

by Reed Fujii (RecordNet.com)  Community Fuels’ biodiesel plant at the Port of Stockton served as the centerpiece Tuesday for U.S. Department

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Four-Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In “Four Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption” a special

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

What’s Your Biofuels Venture Worth?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest released an updated version of its Biofuels Venture Value Calculator, downloadable here.. The purpose

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Species Explored for Both Biofuel Source and Pollution Control

by Teresa Messmore (PhysOrg.com)  The tiny, plant-like Heterosigma akashiwo is too small to see with the naked eye, but the

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Virtually Quadrupled Its Use of Certified Raw Materials in Producing Renewable Fuel

(Neste Oil)  Already 49% of the raw materials that Neste Oil used in 2011 to produce its renewable fuel was

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Grafton Ethanol Plant Owners to Meet with Sugar Beet Growers

(Grand Forks Herald)  Energae LP, the group planning to reopen the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., will

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Push By Ethanol Producers Into Corn Oil Raises Concerns Over DDGs

(Dow Jones Newswire)  A push by U.S. ethanol companies into corn oil is starting to give the livestock industry indigestion.

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

The Olive Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are five types of technologies that straddle the political divide between green and black.

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

NSAC Suggests REAP, BCAP Changes

by Anna Austin  (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has released its 2012 Farm Bill platform,

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Has Ethanol Lost Its License To Drive The Corn Market?

by Stu Ellis (FarmGateBlog)  …Now the bloom is off the rose.  Gasoline demand is down, the blend wall is pushing

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Etankfire Seeks Partners for Ethanol Firefighting Research

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The increased use of ethanol creates new fire risks, particularly when considering the potential

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol a Good Response to Rising Gas Prices?

by Heather Leigh  (KMEG.com)  …”Today ethanol is priced about a dollar wholesale price, about a dollar under gasoline, so the

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

What’s Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?

by John Ydstie (National Public Radio)  The price of gasoline keeps rising for Americans, but it’s not because of rising

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain

(OPISNet.com)  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Fragrant New Biofuel: Researchers Develop a New Candidate for a Cleaner, Greener and Renewable Diesel Fuel

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Neste Oil and Lufthansa Satisfied with Results of Renewable Aviation Fuel Trial

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil and Lufthansa tested Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable aviation fuel on a total of 1,187 flights between

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

HyperSolar Discloses Development Plan for Breakthrough Renewable Hydrogen and Natural Gas Technology

(HyperSolar)  Company lays out specific milestones for reaching commercial viability of the world’s first nanotechnology-based, zero-carbon process for the production

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

LS9, Novozymes, Boeing, Abengoa, Dupont among the Winners in 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition 2012 announced the winners of the

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

The Waters and Underwaters of March: Heard on the Floor at World Biofuels Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Sugar prices are booming, good news for producers in Brazil, India and elsewhere, but in

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Administration Announces New Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

(US Department of Agriculture)  Research to advance next generation biofuels and renewable energy technologies Today, as President Obama went to

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

No Farm Bill, No Tier 3—Not until after the Election; Sundrop Fuels Presents an Alternative

By Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the March 21 Bioenergy Day on Capitol Hill, discussion focused on the need

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Officials Keen to Make Region a Center for Aviation Biofuels

By Kyung M. Song (Seattle Times)  …Now efforts are under way from Olympia to Congress to help jump-start the nascent industry

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Climate: a Simple but Troubling View

by John DeCicco  (The Energy Collective)  If biofuels benefit the climate, it’s not when they’re burned; those CO2 emissions are the

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Petrotec AG : Successful Restructuring and Strong Demand for Waste Based Biodiesel Lead to EUR 3 mio. Net Profit

(4-Traders)  Petrotec AG (ISIN DE000PET111), the largest European producer of waste to biodiesel mainly used cooking oil based, reported a

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

BP and Biofuels: Beyond Petroleum, Big Plans, Brazil Principally

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BP to showcase capabilities in low-carbon fuels at 2012 London Olympics. BP Biofuels chief Phil

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Copenhagen Biofuels Research Network Announced

by Jim Lane ( Biofuels Digest)  From Denmark, Danielle Spiegel Feld of the Copenhagen University Faculty of Law writes: “I’d

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

The Future of Biofuels VI: Petrobras’ Strategy

by José Vitor Bomtempo  (Grupo de Economia da Energia)  In the previous article, we compared the BP and Shell’s strategies for biofuels.

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Flip-Side to Biofuels Story

by  John Maday  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A couple weeks ago, we ran an article titled “Feeding the biofuels beast,” which documented a

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Production Starts in Mato Grosso

(Agra-net.com)  Usimat Destilaria de Alcohol said it has started ethanol production from corn during the intercrop season in Mato Grosso.

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

State DNR Biomass Report Says Slash Extraction Won’t Hurt Forests

by Paul Gottlieb  (Peninsula Daily News)  A state Department of Natural Resources study has concluded that 3 million tons of

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Of Miscanthus, Kardashians, Wolves and Fishmatoes: Taming, Mapping, Enhancing Genomes for Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was revealed yesterday, in the peer-reviewed, online journal PLoS One that Ceres and the Institute of

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

“Match Making” in the Biofuels Value Chain at USDA March 30, 2012 Washington, DC

  “Match Making” in the Biofuels Value Chain at USDA  March 30, 2012   Washington, DC

On March 30th, the Department of Agriculture, is hosting a “match making day” at USDA, to promote connections between agricultural

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Milligan Bio-Tech Receives $1.7M Contribution from SaskBIO

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Government of Saskatchewan has announced it will provide up to $1.7 million to Milligan

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Cobalt and the Naval Air Warfare Center Team Up to Produce a Renewable Jet Fuel From Bio N-Butanol

(Cobalt Technologies/Sacramento Bee)  Contract Issued to Albemarle to Process First Run of N-Butanol Into Jet Fuel Today, the Naval Air

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Shell, BP Score Highest in New Pike Research Assessment of Oil Majors’ Commercialization of Biofuels

(IBTimes/Pike Research)  Today’s biofuels industry accounts for nearly 30 billion gallons of production. Still in its infancy, advanced biofuels production

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

To Strive, To Seek, to Find, and Max Out Yields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield unlocks value, and especially feedstock yield. What’s the latest? What feedstocks are reporting yields

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Plant Strength Key to Cracking Biofuels?

(ScienceAlert/Ecos Magazine)  Cellulose in plant cell walls contains sugars used to manufacture biofuels. However, this cellulose also resists decomposition, making

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Japan, the Pentagon, and the Future of Renewable Energy: Battle Lines Form

by Andrew DeWitt (The Asia-Pacific Journal)  …The Republicans think they see their chance to throw a wrench in the works.

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Oil Demand Shift: Asia Takes Over

by Chris Nelder (Smart Planet)  The realization that oil prices aren’t about them anymore has been slow to dawn on

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Thaioil to Diversify in Resilient Market Conditions

(BusinessReviewCanada/MarketWire)  …”Our approach will be achieved through the company’s Green, Broad and Deep principles, all geared towards generating high quality

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Mills Target Zero Emission

By Meng Yew Choong  (The Star)  Palm oil milling is far from benign, but the industry is frantically conducting research

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

JOil Announces Elite Jatropha Varieties Returns Repeatable Yields of over 2 Tons of Seeds per Hectare in First Year of India Field Trials

(JOil)  • Tamil Nadu sites achieve first-year flowering in three months and first harvest in five months • Field trials

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Thrive in the Shadow of Asia’s Oil Crisis

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  … So why, you ask, is the US lagging behind Asia? In the US

March 22, 2012 Read Full Article

NASA’s Astrobiology Research Sparks ‘GreenTech’ Revolution

by Ruth Marlaire (NASA)  …A few years ago, Ames Exobiology scientists formed the Algae for Exploration (ALEX) group, which studies

March 20, 2012 Read Full Article

European Airlines Enter the Biofuels Market

by Eric van den Heuve (Edofys)  Biofuels might offer opportunities for achieving improved balance of power to the European airlines

March 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Maker Pleads Guilty to Illegal Dumping

(AP/NewsOK.com)  The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says a 56-year-old man who made biodiesel at his home in Iberville Parish has pleaded guilty to

March 20, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy Successfully Tests SoladieselHRD-76® During Operational Transit Voyage in USS Ford Frigate

(Solazyme/BusinessWire)  -Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today that the USS Ford, a U.S. Navy Frigate fleet

March 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Moves from Dark Ages to Renaissance; Voices from World Biofuels Markets

by Nadim Chaudhry (Green Power Conferences/Biofuels Digest)  Representatives from up and down the value chain of the biofuels industry took stage

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Gasoline’s Comeback in the Bio-Based Era: 5 Cleantech Companies Vie for Green Gasoline Breakthroughs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But in the past two years, five technologies have emerged that are focused on renewable

March 20, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Approves Misfueling Mitigation Plan

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On March 15, 2012, EPA informed the Renewable Fuels Association by letter that its Model E15 Misfueling Mitigation Plan would generally

March 20, 2012 Read Full Article

An All-of-the-Above Approach to Energy in America

by Sarah Bittleman (USDA/25 x ’25)  America needs and is developing a reliable, sustainable, fuel supply. If we are able to

March 20, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

DeltaWing: The Future Has Arrived

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The future arrived yesterday (March 15, 2012) at about 1:00 pm EDT. It arrived

March 16, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Sebring Runs on Advanced Biofuels

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In keeping with their commitment to imposing the lowest environmental impact possible, the American

March 16, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Introduces First Phase of RIN Solution

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The first phase of the National Biodiesel Board’s measures to help restore integrity to the

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Thai Biochemical Plant Converts Glycerin into Epichlorohydrin

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Solvay, an international chemical group, recently announced that its Thai affiliate Vinythai successfully commissioned a

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Annual Waste Conversion Congress East Coast June 12-13 2012 Philadelphia, PA

  Annual Waste Conversion Congress East Coast   June 12-13 2012    Philadelphia, PA

This year’s congress has a very specific objective: to help you Find the viable, scalable, commercial waste conversion technology that

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

State Concerned with Algae-to-Ethanol Process of Fort Myers Company

by Laura Layden (Naples News)  State concerns with a Southwest Florida company’s plans to make ethanol from algae may have

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Ag Secretary Says Ethanol Holding Gas Prices in Check

by Jim Martin (Erie Times-News)  U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack knows gas prices are high. …But Vilsack, a Pittsburgh native,

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Exhibit Showcases Biodiesel at MN Auto Show

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The “Biodiesel Green Room” exhibit will showcase the benefits of biodiesel at the Twin Cities Auto Show, March

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Hog Producers Can Compete with Ethanol for Corn

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  An agricultural economist says hog producers are now able to compete with ethanol producers for corn.

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

American Ethanol No. 3 Chevy Debuts in Vegas

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Ethanol No. 3 Chevy made its debut over the weekend at the Las Vegas Nationwide Series

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Stabenow’s Green-Energy Tax Break Plan Falls Short

by Josiah Ryan and Ben Geman (The Hill)   The Senate on Tuesday rejected plans to extend a host of lapsed

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

PEW Group Briefing on Advanced Biofuels Progress in the Public and Private Sectors

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) Throughout our country’s history, the U.S. Navy and military proper have played a key

March 14, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Forage, Corn Feed Alternative for Cattle May Come from Biodiesel Industry

by Kay Ledbetter   (PhysOrg.com)  Crude glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, could be an economical ingredient in cattle diets, according

March 14, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Home News InvestmentVenture Capital Report: Solar, Wind and Biofuel Markets Smash Revenue Records

(Business Green)  Analyst firm Clean Edge reports 31 per cent increase in market for core renewables technologies during 2011 The

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

An Opportunity to Show Ethanol’s Edge

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …First, with E15 market ready in many states, the U.S.

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

US$ 40 Million to Be Invested in a Bio Ethanol and Balanced Food Factory

(Télam. National News Agency of Argentina.)   Industry Minister Débora Giorgi met with Entre Ríos Production Minister, Roberto Schunk, who presented

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

State of the Advanced Biofuels Industry, 2012: The Digest Primer

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …To open up the advanced biofuels session, Green Power asked the Digest to give a

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

FDA Has No Jurisdiction Here—Or Does It?

by Sarah Brew and Steve Toeniskoetter (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Faegre Baker Daniels)  Pop quiz time—which federal agencies regulate your plant? Did

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

ILUC: The ‘Soap’ Continues

by Robert Vierhout   (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In my opinion, the delay in putting a bill on the table is caused

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

A Hand Full of Aces

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In retrospect, the environmental war we have waged against petroleum, is perhaps a war

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Feeding the Chemical Market

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol serves as not only a liquid transportation fuel but also as a feedstock

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Capitol Hill Day March 21, 2012 Washington, DC

  Bioenergy Capitol Hill Day    March 21, 2012  Washington, DC

Join over 100 bioenergy leaders from across the country to reinforce the importance of bioenergy to America’s energy future. Plans

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Dollars and Sense: Analyses Vary, but Ethanol’s Economic Benefits Are Clear

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …Analysts may disagree on the exact indirect effects of ethanol production, but they agree

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

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