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National Algae Association Industrial Testing Center
March 30, 2012 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(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 program to assist new algae …

Climate Bonds Move Forward
March 30, 2012 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(  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 will be bought by institutional investors, …

Advanced Biofuels USA office closed
March 29, 2012 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off on 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 you can use to continue to …

20 New England Oilheat Dealers Pledge to Switch to Bioheat
March 29, 2012 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(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 traditional oilheat users more access …

India Official Sheds Light on Local Biodiesel Industry
March 29, 2012 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

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 areas of the country are …

34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals April 30-May3, 2012 New Orleans, LA
March 29, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
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 topics span new biomass sources …

Scaling Sustainable Transportation Fuels from Biomass May 31, 2012 Washington, DC
March 29, 2012 – 2:10 pm | No Comment
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
The National Academy of Sciences’ Chemical Sciences …

All Florida Ag Show April 25-26, 2012 Sebring, FL
March 29, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
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 ideas, and learn about new …

Tom Murphy Interview: Resource Depletion is a Bigger Threat than Climate Change
March 29, 2012 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (  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 in renewables to make up …

Ethanol Safety Seminar June 13, 2012 Dubuque, IA
March 29, 2012 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
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
Who Should Attend:

Emergency Responders
Fire Departments
Local Emergency Planning Committees
Safety Managers   READ MORE

Ethanol Safety Seminar May 7, 2012 Spartanburg, SC
March 29, 2012 – 12:12 pm | No Comment
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
Who Should Attend:

Emergency Responders
Fire Departments
Local Emergency Planning Committees
Safety Managers   READ MORE

Ethanol Safety Seminar May 22, 1012 Rockford, IL
March 29, 2012 – 12:09 pm | No Comment
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
Who Should Attend:

Emergency Responders
Fire Departments
Local Emergency Planning Committees
Safety Managers  READ MORE

Free Ethanol Safety Seminar April 18, 2012 Chattanooga, TN
March 29, 2012 – 12:06 pm | No Comment
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 Department Training Center. There will …

Qantas to Charter Australia’s First Commercial Flight Powered by Cooking Oil
March 29, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(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 for Australia’s first commercial biofuel flight, which …

Is Kansas Ready to Bump to E15 at the Pump?
March 29, 2012 – 11:49 am | No Comment

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 will still be available, and selling …

Malaysia, Indonesia Refute EPA Report on Palm Oil-Based Biofuels
March 29, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(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 impact future exports of palm …

The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota Releases Roadmap for Minnesota’s Advanced Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals Industry
March 29, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(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 chemicals industry and providing a …

The Serious Fraud Office Launches an Investigation into Sustainable AgroEnergy, Operator of an Unregulated Investment Scheme.
March 29, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment

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’ from Asia.
According to Citywire’s New …

The Victory Plant
March 29, 2012 – 10:34 am | No Comment

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 threshold standard for advanced manufacturing …

BDC Spring 2012 Symposium Bioproduct Opportunities May 7 – 9 Knoxville, TN
March 28, 2012 – 5:59 pm | No Comment
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 of the Oak Ridge National Laboratories …

Navy Plan Benefits Biomass
March 28, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

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 million, 3 million gallon facility that …

DuPont Lands Award for Feedstock Innovation
March 28, 2012 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

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 Stover Harvest Project is a collaborative effort …

When Defending Biofuels, Supporters Point to History
March 28, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

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 bear some similarity to the …

ADM Funds Distillers Grains Research in China
March 28, 2012 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

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 diets, recently announcing a two-year …

Algal Diesel Outperforms Petrodiesel 2-1 in New Study
March 28, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(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 petroleum fuels. In their qualified …

Government Drags Feet on Biofuel Project
March 28, 2012 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(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 maize as an alternative crop for …

Pest Insects to Help Produce Ethanol
March 28, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(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 Chalmers and Vietnam are now going …

Eight Biofuels-Related Groups Send Letter to Congress Championing the Success of the RFS
March 28, 2012 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(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 Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator …

Central Valley Beet Growers Closer to Massive Bioenergy Plant
March 28, 2012 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

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 take the next step in …

Pie in the Sky
March 28, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

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, low-carbon, renewable jet fuel at $3.32 …

2nd International Lignin Biochemicals Conference June 21, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 28, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment
2nd International Lignin Biochemicals Conference  June 21, 2012   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sources of Lignin
FP Innovations

Commercial Applications
Woodbridge Group
and Others
Research & Development
NSERC Biomaterials and Chemicals Strategic Network (Lignoworks)
National Research Council
University of Toronto – Centre for Biocomposites & Biomaterial Processing
Wageningen UR Lignin Platform
and Others

Government Funding
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research …

Ukrainian Bioenergy Business Forum 2012 September 27-28 Kiev, Ukraine
March 28, 2012 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
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 challenges brought about by the …

The Distributed/Centralized BioProduction Approach: Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts Are Possible Through the Significant Reduction of Biomass Transportation Costs
March 27, 2012 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

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 low density, low value biomass …

Net Benefits: The Idea of Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Atmosphere Is a Beguiling One. Could It Ever Become Real?
March 27, 2012 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(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 at between $600 and $800 …

RFA Anticipates E15 Roll-Out to Begin Soon
March 27, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

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 price than E10 or any …

Recognizing Rudolf Diesel’s Foresight on National Biodiesel Day
March 27, 2012 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(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 is back. Biodiesel is supporting …

ADM Introduces Sustainable Grower Program for Canadian Canola
March 27, 2012 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

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 certification it has earned from …

Alternative Fuels for Aviation Overview on Current Initiatives and Identified Research Needs
March 27, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(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 meeting between experts of both …

Porter Airlines to Conduct Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight
March 27, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(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 to use one of its Bombardier …

EU to Recognize Ensus as Biofuel Certification in ‘Matter of Weeks’: Source
March 27, 2012 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

(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 producer Ensus received the support of …

Senate Opens Fight on Oil Tax Breaks
March 27, 2012 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

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 unlikely to ultimately pass but …

AEC Urges Support for Extension of Two Critical Tax Incentives
March 27, 2012 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

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 extending key cellulosic ethanol tax …

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Double Gas Prices
March 27, 2012 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  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 gasoline prices and other negative …

E15: The New Ethanol Blend April 5, 2012 Webinar 2:00PM ET
March 27, 2012 – 12:19 pm | No Comment
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 newer light duty cars, trucks …

U.S. Gasoline Rises to Record Premium over Ethanol
March 27, 2012 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

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 to continue swelling, analysts and …

Trieste Conference Considers Algae in Developing Economies
March 27, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

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 from Algae, March 19-21, in …

Regional Approach to New, Clean Energy Can Improve Our Economy, Security
March 27, 2012 – 11:54 am | No Comment

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 in energy independence or low …

Illinois Bill Would Boost Ethanol Producers
March 27, 2012 – 11:46 am | No Comment

(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 form of a newly proposed …

New Synthetic Biology Technique Boosts Microbial Production of Diesel Fuel
March 27, 2012 – 11:43 am | No Comment

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 fuel has been achieved with the …

Shell, BP Score Highest in New Pike Research Assessment of Oil Majors` Commercialization of Biofuels
March 27, 2012 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(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 and with an obvious stake …

J. Craig Venter Describes Biofuels, Vaccines and Foods from Made-to-Order Microbes
March 27, 2012 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(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 of living things to now …

Airplane Rivals Launch Joint Biofuel Project
March 27, 2012 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(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 the airplane industry.
The airplane sector …

Ionic Solvents Make Timber-to-Biofuels More Energy-Efficient
March 27, 2012 – 11:13 am | No Comment

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 Imperial College London scientists
A little …

Iran Becomes Biofuel Producer
March 27, 2012 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(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 will begin operating in the …

KiOR on Budget, on Track for Opening First Commercial Biofuels Plant in 2012
March 27, 2012 – 11:03 am | No Comment

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 (R&D) designed to improve production …

Gingrich “a Flat Out Liar,” Says National Algae Association, Denying Campaign Contact, Slamming Speaker’s Algae Numbers
March 27, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

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, branding the Speaker’s claim that …

Virdia, Virent Pioneer New Super-Performing, Parity-Cost Renewable Jet Fuel Pathway
March 27, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

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 Force.
In Wisconsin, Virent and Virdia …

The Life of Algae
March 26, 2012 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

(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 their Las Cruces, NM facility …

Former Brew Master, Recycler Pioneers Biofuel Technology
March 26, 2012 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(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 in recycling residential waste has added …

Cenusa Bioenergy Receives $25 Million Grant from USDA
March 26, 2012 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Madsen (  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 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National …

8th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2012 Toulouse, France
March 26, 2012 – 5:33 pm | No Comment
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, policymakers and venture capital providers to discuss the challenges emerging from the transition towards a …

Biofuels and the U.S. Military April 4, 2012 Webinar 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Eastern
March 26, 2012 – 5:19 pm | No Comment
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 defense focusing on three major areas:
• What is being done to advance collaborations between the …

Qantas Puts Cooking Oil on the Menu with Test Flight
March 26, 2012 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Steve Creedy  (The Australian)  QANTAS hopes to boost government interest and involvement in aviation biofuels when the airline conducts Australia’s first biofuel-powered commercial flight next month, using fuel derived from cooking oil.
The return flight will …

Thai Airways International PCL : THAI Moves Forward with Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Development
March 26, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(  Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) along with the Ministry of Energy, PTT Public Company Limited, public and private organizations, and international airlines jointly launched the “Thai Aviation and Environmental Workshop – Biofuels …

Former NATO Supreme Commander Talks Ethanol in Annawan
March 26, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Depies  (GateHouse News Service/  Retired Gen. Wesley Clark spent 38 years in the U.S. Army protecting America. Today, Clark is working to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.
Clark is co-chairman of Growth …

Can These Small Cap Biofuel Stocks Fuel You Profits? Gevo (GEVO), BioFuel Energy Corp. (BIOF) & Solazyme (SZYM)
March 26, 2012 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by John Udovich (Small Cap Network)  Among other reasons, higher oil prices since the start of the year have been helping small cap biofuel stocks like Gevo (NASDAQ: GEVO), BioFuel Energy Corp.(NASDAQ: BIOF)and Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM) but can higher oil …

S.D. Retailers Respond Positively to Blender Pump Grant Program
March 26, 2012 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Just two months after launching its latest blender pump grant program, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that the governor’s office of economic development (GOED) has already received applications …

Sustainability Focus at World Biofuels Markets Conference in Rotterdam
March 26, 2012 – 1:55 pm | One Comment

by Stefaniya Becking  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The World Biofuels Markets conference that took place on March 13-15, 2012 in Rotterdam provided an excellent environment for attendees to network with decision-makers from 80 countries and learn …

Next Generation Engines And Fuels Forum 2012 June 18-20 Washington, DC
March 26, 2012 – 1:30 pm | No Comment
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 CAFE and Tier 3 Standards

Hear the perspectives of key decision-makers who need to coordinate their …

Queensland’s Election Landslide: a Message for State, Country or the World?
March 26, 2012 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Two reasons why Queensland’s election stands out.     First, the election was also notable for the electoral debut of the rural, populist Katter’s Australian Party, which was formed last year …

Can Ethanol-Optimized Engines Offer 25 Percent Relief in Fuel Costs?
March 26, 2012 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Now, in Brazil, the generally accepted threshold point for ethanol and gasoline is around 70 percent – if the ethanol price is 70 percent, or less, of the gasoline price, …

2nd Annual World Biofuels Markets Brazil September 18-19, 2012 Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 26, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment
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 and established energy market professionals the chance to hear from and meet with the thought …

Flex Fuel Vehicle Sales Are on the Rise
March 26, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Courtney Collen (  …One Sioux Falls dealership says people are not spending on just any car – they’re in the market for Flex-Fuel Vehicles in order to save money.
Flex-Fuel Vehicles run on regular gasoline …

Ethanol-Blended Fuel Use in ND Jumps 97 Percent since 2010
March 26, 2012 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Farm & Ranch Guide)  Recently released statistics show a staggering 97 percent increase in the amount of ethanol-blended fuel sold in North Dakota from 2010 to 2011.
…Increased sales of ethanol-blended fuel in North Dakota are …

Obama Pushes Efficiency, Alternative Fuels
March 26, 2012 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(UPI)  …Obama said the key to America’s energy future is reducing dependence on foreign oil through increased fuel efficiency and investment in alternative fuels.
“The most important thing I can do as a president is not …

Volkswagen Partners with Amyris and Solazyme to Promote Automotive Use of Renewable Fuels
March 23, 2012 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/Yahoo!)  Partnership will advance research in automotive renewable diesel solutions for current and next-generation TDI® Clean Diesel applications
Volkswagen of America today announced partnerships with Solazyme and Amyris, two of the world’s leaders in renewable fuels, …

Biofuels Get a Bounce
March 23, 2012 – 8:26 pm | No Comment

by Reed Fujii (  Community Fuels’ biodiesel plant at the Port of Stockton served as the centerpiece Tuesday for U.S. Department of Agricultural officials highlighting gains in rural and farm-related energy projects under the 2008 Farm …

Four-Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption
March 23, 2012 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In “Four Star Biofuels: How the Pentagon Is Outpacing Civilians in Gen2 Adoption” a special Raymond James look at the military and biofuels demand, Pavel Molchanov writes: “A key differentiator …

What’s Your Biofuels Venture Worth?
March 23, 2012 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest released an updated version of its Biofuels Venture Value Calculator, downloadable here.. The purpose of the calculator is to assist project developers to quickly compare their basic system economics …

Algae Species Explored for Both Biofuel Source and Pollution Control
March 23, 2012 – 8:01 pm | No Comment

by Teresa Messmore (  The tiny, plant-like Heterosigma akashiwo is too small to see with the naked eye, but the microscopic algae may pack a big environmental punch. University of Delaware researchers are studying whether …

Neste Oil Virtually Quadrupled Its Use of Certified Raw Materials in Producing Renewable Fuel
March 23, 2012 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  Already 49% of the raw materials that Neste Oil used in 2011 to produce its renewable fuel was certified. This was an increase of 28 percentage points on the figure for 2010, and …

Grafton Ethanol Plant Owners to Meet with Sugar Beet Growers
March 23, 2012 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

(Grand Forks Herald)  Energae LP, the group planning to reopen the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, N.D., will conduct a meeting at noon Friday for sugar beet growers.
The meeting will be at Marketplace …

Push By Ethanol Producers Into Corn Oil Raises Concerns Over DDGs
March 23, 2012 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

(Dow Jones Newswire)  A push by U.S. ethanol companies into corn oil is starting to give the livestock industry indigestion.
Corn oil, which is used both for cooking oil and to make biodiesel fuel, has emerged …

The Olive Economy
March 23, 2012 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are five types of technologies that straddle the political divide between green and black.
Re-using industrial waste gases  Here are three companies aiming at capturing CO2 and either directly converting to …

NSAC Suggests REAP, BCAP Changes
March 23, 2012 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Anna Austin  (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has released its 2012 Farm Bill platform, which provides suggestions to improve some federal bioenergy programs. These include the Repowering Assistance Program …

Has Ethanol Lost Its License To Drive The Corn Market?
March 23, 2012 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Stu Ellis (FarmGateBlog)  …Now the bloom is off the rose.  Gasoline demand is down, the blend wall is pushing ethanol demand down, and corn prices are not as strong as they once were.
…He (Bob …

Etankfire Seeks Partners for Ethanol Firefighting Research
March 23, 2012 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The increased use of ethanol creates new fire risks, particularly when considering the potential for large tank fires. The behavior of a fire involving large volumes of ethanol is significantly different …

Ethanol a Good Response to Rising Gas Prices?
March 23, 2012 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Heather Leigh  (  …”Today ethanol is priced about a dollar wholesale price, about a dollar under gasoline, so the consumer should also see some advantages in cheaper gas pump prices,” said Chuck Hofland, General …

What’s Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?
March 23, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by John Ydstie (National Public Radio)  The price of gasoline keeps rising for Americans, but it’s not because of rising demand from consumers.
…”When you look at the U.S. oil market, you see that there’s actually …

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain
March 23, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale terminals supplying only conventional clear gasoline for truck loadings has trimmed down to just nine …

Fragrant New Biofuel: Researchers Develop a New Candidate for a Cleaner, Greener and Renewable Diesel Fuel
March 23, 2012 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and auto drivers …

Neste Oil and Lufthansa Satisfied with Results of Renewable Aviation Fuel Trial
March 23, 2012 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil and Lufthansa tested Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable aviation fuel on a total of 1,187 flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg last year and one intercontinental flight between Frankfurt and Washington D.C. this …

HyperSolar Discloses Development Plan for Breakthrough Renewable Hydrogen and Natural Gas Technology
March 23, 2012 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(HyperSolar)  Company lays out specific milestones for reaching commercial viability of the world’s first nanotechnology-based, zero-carbon process for the production of renewable hydrogen and natural gas
HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce …

LS9, Novozymes, Boeing, Abengoa, Dupont among the Winners in 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards
March 23, 2012 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition 2012 announced the winners of the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards.
…The winners are:
Green Shoots Award: Bio Architecture Lab
Biofuels Leadership Award: Novozymes
Sustainable Biofuels Technology Award:  …

The Waters and Underwaters of March: Heard on the Floor at World Biofuels Markets
March 23, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Sugar prices are booming, good news for producers in Brazil, India and elsewhere, but in Brazil it has created, shall we say, a certain reluctance to maximize ethanol production.
Part of …

Obama Administration Announces New Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative
March 23, 2012 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Research to advance next generation biofuels and renewable energy technologies
Today, as President Obama went to Ohio State University to discuss the Administration’s all-out, all-of-the-above strategy for American energy, the White House …

No Farm Bill, No Tier 3—Not until after the Election; Sundrop Fuels Presents an Alternative
March 23, 2012 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

By Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the March 21 Bioenergy Day on Capitol Hill, discussion focused on the need for a continued Renewable Fuels Standard, reviews of the history of biofuels, assessment of current …

Officials Keen to Make Region a Center for Aviation Biofuels
March 22, 2012 – 9:46 pm | No Comment

By Kyung M. Song (Seattle Times)  …Now efforts are under way from Olympia to Congress to help jump-start the nascent industry and to bring prices of jet biofuel down to earth.
The goal is to establish the …

Biofuels and Climate: a Simple but Troubling View
March 22, 2012 – 9:41 pm | One Comment

by John DeCicco  (The Energy Collective)  If biofuels benefit the climate, it’s not when they’re burned; those CO2 emissions are the same as from the fossil fuels they replace. Any potential benefit is due to the …

Petrotec AG : Successful Restructuring and Strong Demand for Waste Based Biodiesel Lead to EUR 3 mio. Net Profit
March 22, 2012 – 9:29 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders)  Petrotec AG (ISIN DE000PET111), the largest European producer of waste to biodiesel mainly used cooking oil based, reported a 97% sales increase in financial year 2011 (January 1 to December 31, 2011).
…Backed by an …

BP and Biofuels: Beyond Petroleum, Big Plans, Brazil Principally
March 22, 2012 – 9:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BP to showcase capabilities in low-carbon fuels at 2012 London Olympics. BP Biofuels chief Phil New outlines the BP’s path towards “getting biofuels right”.
“6 percent of the entire BP workforce …

Copenhagen Biofuels Research Network Announced
March 22, 2012 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane ( Biofuels Digest)  From Denmark, Danielle Spiegel Feld of the Copenhagen University Faculty of Law writes: “I’d like to announce the launch of a new biofuels research initiative here in Copenhagen: the …

The Future of Biofuels VI: Petrobras’ Strategy
March 22, 2012 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by José Vitor Bomtempo  (Grupo de Economia da Energia)  In the previous article, we compared the BP and Shell’s strategies for biofuels. Today we present the case of Petrobras. We have to recall the reasons for the …

Flip-Side to Biofuels Story
March 22, 2012 – 8:06 pm | No Comment

by  John Maday  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A couple weeks ago, we ran an article titled “Feeding the biofuels beast,” which documented a University of Montana study suggesting current production methods and policy for biofuels are unsustainable. The …

Corn Ethanol Production Starts in Mato Grosso
March 22, 2012 – 7:50 pm | No Comment

(  Usimat Destilaria de Alcohol said it has started ethanol production from corn during the intercrop season in Mato Grosso. In recent weeks, it produced 90,000 litres of ethanol from corn. It has invested BRL20 …

State DNR Biomass Report Says Slash Extraction Won’t Hurt Forests
March 22, 2012 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

by Paul Gottlieb  (Peninsula Daily News)  A state Department of Natural Resources study has concluded that 3 million tons of bone-dry wood slash and other wood waste — double the existing amount that’s extracted — …

Of Miscanthus, Kardashians, Wolves and Fishmatoes: Taming, Mapping, Enhancing Genomes for Bioenergy
March 22, 2012 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was revealed yesterday, in the peer-reviewed, online journal PLoS One that Ceres and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University in Wales have completed the first …

“Match Making” in the Biofuels Value Chain at USDA March 30, 2012 Washington, DC
March 22, 2012 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
“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 producers of energy feedstocks (and their related businesses) with biorefiners seeking to produce biofuels for …

Milligan Bio-Tech Receives $1.7M Contribution from SaskBIO
March 22, 2012 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Government of Saskatchewan has announced it will provide up to $1.7 million to Milligan Bio-Tech Inc. under the Saskatchewan Biofuels Investment Opportunity (SaskBIO) program. The program provides repayable contributions …

Cobalt and the Naval Air Warfare Center Team Up to Produce a Renewable Jet Fuel From Bio N-Butanol
March 22, 2012 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(Cobalt Technologies/Sacramento Bee)  Contract Issued to Albemarle to Process First Run of N-Butanol Into Jet Fuel
Today, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), China Lake announced a contract award to Albemarle Corporation, a leading specialty chemicals company, to complete its …

Shell, BP Score Highest in New Pike Research Assessment of Oil Majors’ Commercialization of Biofuels
March 22, 2012 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(IBTimes/Pike Research)  Today’s biofuels industry accounts for nearly 30 billion gallons of production. Still in its infancy, advanced biofuels production represents just a trickle today, but biofuels are expected to play an increasingly important role …

To Strive, To Seek, to Find, and Max Out Yields
March 22, 2012 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield unlocks value, and especially feedstock yield. What’s the latest? What feedstocks are reporting yields that could support 1000+ gallons per acre for terrestrial crops?
…Yield from the acre, yield from …

Plant Strength Key to Cracking Biofuels?
March 22, 2012 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(ScienceAlert/Ecos Magazine)  Cellulose in plant cell walls contains sugars used to manufacture biofuels. However, this cellulose also resists decomposition, making it difficult to extract the sugars for use. New research into how plants form cellulose …

Japan, the Pentagon, and the Future of Renewable Energy: Battle Lines Form
March 22, 2012 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Andrew DeWitt (The Asia-Pacific Journal)  …The Republicans think they see their chance to throw a wrench in the works. They recently decided to open congressional hearings to try, through focusing on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, to …

Oil Demand Shift: Asia Takes Over
March 22, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Chris Nelder (Smart Planet)  The realization that oil prices aren’t about them anymore has been slow to dawn on Americans after a century of being the world’s swing consumers. But the fact is that …

Thaioil to Diversify in Resilient Market Conditions
March 22, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(BusinessReviewCanada/MarketWire)  …”Our approach will be achieved through the company’s Green, Broad and Deep principles, all geared towards generating high quality business development and the deployment of resources, but in a sustainable, systematic way that is …

Palm Oil Mills Target Zero Emission
March 22, 2012 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

By Meng Yew Choong  (The Star)  Palm oil milling is far from benign, but the industry is frantically conducting research to realise low-emission technologies. The zero-discharge plant is one such bold concept.
THE extraction of palm …

JOil Announces Elite Jatropha Varieties Returns Repeatable Yields of over 2 Tons of Seeds per Hectare in First Year of India Field Trials
March 22, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(JOil)  • Tamil Nadu sites achieve first-year flowering in three months and first harvest in five months
• Field trials now being conducted in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia
JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy …

Biofuels Thrive in the Shadow of Asia’s Oil Crisis
March 22, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  … So why, you ask, is the US lagging behind Asia? In the US too, biofuels will create lots of jobs as always happens in new growth industries, and …

NASA’s Astrobiology Research Sparks ‘GreenTech’ Revolution
March 20, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Ruth Marlaire (NASA)  …A few years ago, Ames Exobiology scientists formed the Algae for Exploration (ALEX) group, which studies various types of lipids produced by different algal species under specific conditions, and started applying …

European Airlines Enter the Biofuels Market
March 20, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Eric van den Heuve (Edofys)  Biofuels might offer opportunities for achieving improved balance of power to the European airlines in their high competitive market. It faces high rivalry and increasing fuel costs due to …

Biodiesel Maker Pleads Guilty to Illegal Dumping
March 20, 2012 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

(AP/  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 illegally dumping pollutants into a canal behind his home.
DEQ says Tommy M. Francise pleaded guilty in state …

U.S. Navy Successfully Tests SoladieselHRD-76® During Operational Transit Voyage in USS Ford Frigate
March 20, 2012 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

(Solazyme/BusinessWire)  -Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today that the USS Ford, a U.S. Navy Frigate fleet ship, successfully journeyed from its homeport in Everett, WA to San Diego, CA using Soladiesel HRD-76®, …

Biofuels Moves from Dark Ages to Renaissance; Voices from World Biofuels Markets
March 20, 2012 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Nadim Chaudhry (Green Power Conferences/Biofuels Digest)  Representatives from up and down the value chain of the biofuels industry took stage this week at World Biofuels Markets to discuss issues regarding the state of the industry …

Gasoline’s Comeback in the Bio-Based Era: 5 Cleantech Companies Vie for Green Gasoline Breakthroughs
March 20, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But in the past two years, five technologies have emerged that are focused on renewable gasoline (along with some others that have the capability of producing gasoline-like fuels but are …

EPA Approves Misfueling Mitigation Plan
March 20, 2012 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On March 15, 2012, EPA informed the Renewable Fuels Association by letter that its Model E15 Misfueling Mitigation Plan would generally be sufficient to satisfy the partial waivers’ requirement for a misfueling mitigation plan. For more …

An All-of-the-Above Approach to Energy in America
March 20, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Bittleman (USDA/25 x ’25)  America needs and is developing a reliable, sustainable, fuel supply. If we are able to produce more of it here at home – rather than relying on foreign oil – …

DeltaWing: The Future Has Arrived
March 16, 2012 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The future arrived yesterday (March 15, 2012) at about 1:00 pm EDT. It arrived in Sebring, Florida.
It came shrouded in a black tarp. By the time it drove away, …

Sebring Runs on Advanced Biofuels
March 16, 2012 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In keeping with their commitment to imposing the lowest environmental impact possible, the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is providing 2nd generation “cellulosic” ethanol for all competitors using gasoline/alcohol …

National Biodiesel Board Introduces First Phase of RIN Solution
March 14, 2012 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The first phase of the National Biodiesel Board’s measures to help restore integrity to the renewable identification number (RIN) credit market was established yesterday after NBB held a town hall …

Thai Biochemical Plant Converts Glycerin into Epichlorohydrin
March 14, 2012 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Solvay, an international chemical group, recently announced that its Thai affiliate Vinythai successfully commissioned a biobased chemical plant. The $157 million facility, based in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, utilizes Solvay’s …

Annual Waste Conversion Congress East Coast June 12-13 2012 Philadelphia, PA
March 14, 2012 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
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 will secure long term profitability for your MSW feedstock. The global market is set to …

State Concerned with Algae-to-Ethanol Process of Fort Myers Company
March 14, 2012 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Laura Layden (Naples News)  State concerns with a Southwest Florida company’s plans to make ethanol from algae may have stalled the business’s expansion.
Tucked inside an energy bill the Legislature approved in the final hours …

U.S. Ag Secretary Says Ethanol Holding Gas Prices in Check
March 14, 2012 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Martin (Erie Times-News)  U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack knows gas prices are high.
…But Vilsack, a Pittsburgh native, said prices could be a lot worse.
In an interview with the Erie Times-News, Vilsack said Tuesday …

Exhibit Showcases Biodiesel at MN Auto Show
March 14, 2012 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The “Biodiesel Green Room” exhibit will showcase the benefits of biodiesel at the Twin Cities Auto Show, March 10-18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit includes information on biodiesel, staff to answer …

Hog Producers Can Compete with Ethanol for Corn
March 14, 2012 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  An agricultural economist says hog producers are now able to compete with ethanol producers for corn.
“This is an amazing difference from just five years ago,” said Purdue agricultural economist Dr. Chris …

American Ethanol No. 3 Chevy Debuts in Vegas
March 14, 2012 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The American Ethanol No. 3 Chevy made its debut over the weekend at the Las Vegas Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 with rookie driver Austin Dillon finishing strong in 7th place.
…  (Illinois corn farmer, chairman of …

Stabenow’s Green-Energy Tax Break Plan Falls Short
March 14, 2012 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Josiah Ryan and Ben Geman (The Hill)   The Senate on Tuesday rejected plans to extend a host of lapsed or soon-to-expire tax breaks for renewable fuels and power sources.
Lawmakers voted 49-49 for Sen. Debbie …

PEW Group Briefing on Advanced Biofuels Progress in the Public and Private Sectors
March 14, 2012 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) Throughout our country’s history, the U.S. Navy and military proper have played a key role in developing and adopting alternative energy sources. They pioneered the switch to coal as …

Forage, Corn Feed Alternative for Cattle May Come from Biodiesel Industry
March 14, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Kay Ledbetter   (  Crude glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, could be an economical ingredient in cattle diets, according to studies by Texas AgriLife Research and West Texas A&M University personnel.
Dr. Jim MacDonald, AgriLife …

Home News InvestmentVenture Capital Report: Solar, Wind and Biofuel Markets Smash Revenue Records
March 14, 2012 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Business Green)  Analyst firm Clean Edge reports 31 per cent increase in market for core renewables technologies during 2011
The global market for solar PV, wind energy, and biofuels grew 31 per cent during 2011 to …

An Opportunity to Show Ethanol’s Edge
March 14, 2012 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …First, with E15 market ready in many states, the U.S. EPA ought to ensure summer Reid vapor pressure (RVP) limitations do not stand in the …

US$ 40 Million to Be Invested in a Bio Ethanol and Balanced Food Factory
March 14, 2012 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

(Télam. National News Agency of Argentina.)   Industry Minister Débora Giorgi met with Entre Ríos Production Minister, Roberto Schunk, who presented a US$ 40 million investment project from a local company that will open a factory …

State of the Advanced Biofuels Industry, 2012: The Digest Primer
March 14, 2012 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …To open up the advanced biofuels session, Green Power asked the Digest to give a short overview on the state of advanced biofuels. In today’s Digest, we’d like to share …

FDA Has No Jurisdiction Here—Or Does It?
March 14, 2012 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Brew and Steve Toeniskoetter (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Faegre Baker Daniels)  Pop quiz time—which federal agencies regulate your plant? Did your answer include the Food and Drug Administration? If your plant produces distillers grains, corn …

ILUC: The ‘Soap’ Continues
March 14, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout   (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In my opinion, the delay in putting a bill on the table is caused by the fact that the ILUC ‘science’ is simply not conclusive. A study by the …

A Hand Full of Aces
March 14, 2012 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In retrospect, the environmental war we have waged against petroleum, is perhaps a war that we should have avoided and instead focused on the real story of ethanol…its economic …

Feeding the Chemical Market
March 14, 2012 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol serves as not only a liquid transportation fuel but also as a feedstock for biobased chemical production
Although ethanol is generally associated with the transportation fuel market, it is …

Bioenergy Capitol Hill Day March 21, 2012 Washington, DC
March 14, 2012 – 10:40 am | No Comment
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 call for beginning the day with a two-hour opening morning program where policy makers and …

Dollars and Sense: Analyses Vary, but Ethanol’s Economic Benefits Are Clear
March 14, 2012 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …Analysts may disagree on the exact indirect effects of ethanol production, but they agree that the industry has had a positive direct effect on jobs and GDP over the …