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Fifth Stop: Sustainability

by Margaret Broeren  (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  …Much more than a buzzword, “sustainable” means that trade-offs—social, environmental and economic factors—have been measured, modeled and validated against actual “boots on the

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels’ Indirect Carbon Emissions Debate To Move Forward

(Wall Street Journal/Governors Biofuels Coalition)  Top European Union policy makers will next week be faced with one of Europe’s most controversial climate policies, as they consider whether biofuels do more

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

E15 Gas Brings Conflict to Pumps

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  A new blend of ethanol and gasoline may soon show up at the gas station pumps — along with mixed messages on whether it’s safe

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biofuels? From Agro-Fueled Land Conflicts to Algae

by Jack Eidt (WilderUtopia)  Fossil Fuel Alternatives: Our Way Out of the Heat and Smog …Institutionally-Supported Industrial Monocrop Supercedes Peasant Agriculture. The search for alternatives to fossil fuels has created a

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Green Cars Take Top Prize in U.S. Racing Series

by Julia Pyper (E&E/Governors’ Biofuel Coalition)  The Audi R18 Ultra, a turbocharged-diesel prototype running on bio-to-liquid fuel, won the 2012 Sebring race and the Michelin Green X Challenge. The checkered

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Initiation of the Biofuels Company Accelerator, the Biodiesel Plant, and North Carolina’s Biofuels Campus May 3, 2012 Oxford, NC

  Initiation of the Biofuels Company Accelerator, the Biodiesel Plant,  and North Carolina’s Biofuels Campus  May 3, 2012   Oxford, NC

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  A new sector and a new technology, biofuels necessarily requires places for discovery, interaction, and assistance to new companies and projects. Newly upfitted in spaces

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Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels

(U.S. Department of Energy)  As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced today up to $15 million available

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves

The Energy Department announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies for use in developing countries. The funding will support the

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PRAJ & F.O. Licht Present a One-Day Pre-Conference Workshop at ‘F.O. Licht’s Biofuels in Central and Eastern Europe 2012’ for the Bioethanol / Beverage Alcohol Sector June 12-14, 2012 Budapest, Hungary

  PRAJ & F.O. Licht Present a One-Day Pre-Conference Workshop at ‘F.O. Licht’s Biofuels in Central and Eastern Europe 2012’ for the Bioethanol / Beverage Alcohol Sector  June 12-14, 2012      Budapest,  Hungary

“With increasing focus on sustainability in the European Union and the need to drive down operating costs, organizations need innovative technologies and solutions. This directly applies to the ethanol and

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Diesel Cars Make a Comeback in the U.S.

by Julia Pyper  (Scientific American/ClimateWire)   Sooty, finicky diesel engines are a thing of the past, boosting prospects for the fuel-efficient automobiles in America …On average, about 85 percent of the particle

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels International Expo and Conference November 21-22, 2012 Antwerp, Belgium

  Biofuels International Expo and Conference  November 21-22, 2012   Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its fifth year, Biofuels International 2012 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers,

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Santa Fe Community College to Offer OSHA Biofuels Training June 1-2, 2012 Santa Fe, NM

  Santa Fe Community College to Offer OSHA Biofuels Training   June 1-2, 2012    Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe Community College will be offering an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) two-day course providing basic information regarding hazards, regulations, health and safety training for workers and entrepreneurs

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy October 10-12, 2012 Vancouver, BC Canada

  Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy    October 10-12, 2012   Vancouver, BC Canada

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), a leader in industrial biotechnology, is pleased to announce the seventh annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held in Vancouver,

April 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Commission to Decide if Farms Allowed to Produce Ethanol

by Diane Wagner   (Rome News Tribune)  The Floyd County Commission is expected to decide at its May 8 meeting if it will allow local farmers to make a limited amount of

April 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Senate Ag Committee OK’s $800M for Farm Bill Energy Programs; DOE OK’d to Move $100M for Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Senate Agriculture Committee has approved $800 million in mandatory biofuels-related funding for the proposed energy title in the upcoming Farm Bill. …Yesterday,

April 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The US Bioeconomy Blueprint: the 10 Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Obama Administration releases its long-awaited, historic strategic plan for the bioeconomy, and US economic revival from advances in health sciences, agriculture, industrial biotechnology and

April 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry 101 Seminar June 4, 2012 Minneapolis, MN

  Ethanol Industry 101 Seminar     June 4, 2012    Minneapolis, MN

The Ethanol Industry 101 Seminar will serve as a one day, in-depth survey of the history, science, production and market basics of the ethanol industry. Populated by some of the industry’s most

April 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Is Not Endive: The Future of Biofuels in the United States

by Dan Morgan (The Globalist)  The plant world has a curious way of providing fodder for Republicans in the midst of important elections in the United States. In 1988, the

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Bioprocess Algae CEO Tim Burns

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Many eyes are closely watching the development arc at Bioprocess Algae, in Shenandoah, Iowa, for signs that this might be the model for future farming. …Tim Burns

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Brown Grease Collection Unit Helps Provide Low-Cost Feedstock

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)   Bio-Energy Holdings Inc. has developed a brown grease collection process unit available for restaurants, trademarked the A-Ceptor, to help avoid clogged grease traps, fines

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Levies Administrative Fines for Invalid Biodiesel RINs

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has announced the amount of administrative settlements levied against 30 obligated parties and renewable fuel exporters due to the purchase of invalid

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Take Courage! Develop a Comprehensive, Strategic Meaningful Energy Policy that Answers the Tough Questions–or Not…

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In an interview with Kris Bevill of Ethanol Producer Magazine, John Eichberger, National Association of Convenience Stores vice president of government relations and author

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25x’25 Steering Committee Member Michael Bowman, White House ‘Champion of Change’ Alum, Meets with Obama

(25 x ’25)  Wray, CO Advocate Urges President to Lend More Support to Bioenergy Development, Support Higher Ethanol Blends Mike Bowman, a member of the National 25x’25 Alliance’s Steering Committee,

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

New Survey: Americans United on Renewable Energy Future

(The CLEAN)  (The) Civil Society Institute released new survey results that show that the vast majority of Americans are not only ready to grapple with tough energy choices, but also

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Report Illustrates Interconnected Web of Alternative Fuel Players

by Kris Bevill (Biorefining Magazine)   A report recently released by Boston-based advisory firm Lux Research Inc., titled “Mapping Empires, Goldmines, and Landmines in the Alternative Fuels Network,” examines the role

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Microbe Engineered to Produce New Product at Lower Temperatures

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  A team of researchers at the University of Georgia’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology recently published the results of a study relating to hyperthermophiles—or

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Trillium FiberFuels, Oregon State University Get Grant for Advanced Biomass Enzymes

(Trillium FiberFuels Inc./Biorefining Magazine)  A team of scientists from Trillium FiberFuels and Oregon State University has been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the U.S. DOE to further

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Virdia Opens Its Cellulosic Sugar Demonstration Plant in Va.

(Virdia/Biorefining Magazine)  Cellulosic sugar developer Virdia announced April 24 the opening of its demonstration facility at its new technology center in Danville, Va. Located on the campus for the Institute

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

America’s Biofuel Industry Moves From The Beaker To Barrel, ABFA President Testifies To Congress

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  Testifying today before the U.S. House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, Michael McAdams, president, Advanced Biofuels Association – ABFA, said he is, “proud to

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Chemrec Enters Into Cooperation Agreement With China Tianchen Engineering Corporation on Advanced Biofuel Plants

(Chemrec)  Chemrec today (April 24, 2012) signed a cooperation agreement with China Tianchen Engineering Corporation, TCC, to provide an integrated offering of Chemrec plants on a global lump-sum turn-key basis

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Groups Call On U.S. Senate to Authorize Funding for Military Biofuel

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  Energy security is a vital part of national security; we can improve energy security with advanced biofuel production in the U.S. The Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Advanced BioFuel

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Paper Evaluates Consequences of Dueling CAFE, RFS Policies

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increasing fuel efficiency standards are expected to shrink U.S. gasoline demand over the coming years while, at the same time, the renewable fuel standard

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Specialty Fuel Additives Market

by Reportlinker (Sacramento Bee)  …Some of the biggest impacts of the RFS2 regulations will be in the diesel additive segment. Cold flow improvers will grow at the fastest rate relative

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Novozymes Joins, Invests in Maabjerg Energy Concept, a New Industrial Energy System

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Finding synergy between biogas, ethanol and power generation – the Maabjerg Energy Concept promises a new approach to energy economics and sustainability, through the capture

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Awards More Than $1 Million to College Teams for Innovative Environmental Solutions

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams from across the country who participated in the

April 25, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Large Biofuel Purchases Reported Near

by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries)  At least two commercially viable biofuel off take agreements with suppliers are expected to be announced this year with airlines, according to Airline Association VP

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Report Questions Conventional Biofuels’ Sustainability

(EurActiv)  Conventional biofuels like biodiesel increase carbon dioxide emissions and are too expensive to consider as a long-term alternative fuel, a draft EU report says. The study ‘EU Transport GHG [greenhouse

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Forecast Calls for Climate-Smart Business (Part 2): Paul Douglas

by Paul Douglas (Bloomberg Business Week)  When will American business wake up to the scientific reality of climate change? When the common-sense moderate middle wakes up. When pragmatic entrepreneurs and

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the IMF: Can Three Producer Nations Save the Global Economy?

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …The new boss, acting in the in the person of Brazil, has already wrought what most would consider a miracle by bringing India and

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Otago University Has Begun a Trial of a Large Asian Grass with the Aim of Using It as Biofuel to Power Its Heating Systems.

(Radio New Zealand)  The researchers are putting 7000 Miscanthus giganteus plants on sites near Port Chalmers and Oturehua in central Otago to test its growth patterns and frost-resistance. Lead botanist Janice Lord

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

China Seeks to Develop Biofuels Industry Despite Production Difficulties

by  Liu Yuanyuan (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)   China seeks to promote the development of its biofuels industry through a series of supportive measures despite mass production difficulties. A spokesperson for the National Energy

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Coalition Disappointed in Farm Bill Draft

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A coalition of trade groups and organizations representing renewable energy, energy efficiency, farm and environmental interests is disappointed in a 2012 Farm Bill draft out of

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels and City Air: A Marginal Effect

by Robert F. Service  (Science)  If drivers switch from gasoline to biofuels, will it lessen the air pollution that shrouds cities around the world? Studies of auto emissions have indicated it

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

SynGas and the Front-End Problem of Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Making good, affordable syngas from municipal solid waste to unlock 9 billion gallons of low-cost fuel? Covanta’s hot new gasification technology makes a big dent

April 25, 2012 Read Full Article

The 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: Current Issues, Future Trends November 13-15, 2012 Gaithersburg, MD

  The 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards: Current Issues, Future Trends      November 13-15, 2012   Gaithersburg, MD

Organizers: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – USA National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) – Brazil European Commission – DG ENER – EU This international conference is

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Soy Checkoff Sponsors Tractor Pulls Again to Showcase Biodiesel

(The United Soybean Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …As part of a larger strategy to promote soy biodiesel’s benefits among diesel users, the checkoff will once again co-sponsor the National Tractor Pullers Association

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

CJP’s Global Jojoba World May 25-26, 2012 Jaipur, India

  CJP’s Global Jojoba World  May 25-26, 2012    Jaipur, India

CJP’s Global Jojoba World focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Chinese Researchers Improve Camelina Yields, Growth Rate

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of researchers representing two Chinese universities have published a peer-reviewed research paper in theBiotechnology for Biofuels scientific journal that investigates how the overexpression of

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Summer Programs for Educators: Accepting Applications!

The Education and Outreach area of GLBRC supports and collaborates on a diverse array of programs, which complement our mission and goals. These programs mainly address the needs of K-12

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Conference for 2012 June 28-29 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  Biofuels Conference for 2012     June 28-29     Amsterdam, The Netherlands

If the European biofuels industry is to meet the EU Commissions’ target of 10% of transport volume by 2020 (a significant increase) then it is commonly agreed that the sector

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Gold Eagle Helps Fuel Up Consumer Knowledge on Ethanol

(Gold Eagle/PR NewsWire)  Understanding Ethanol is as Easy as A,B,C and E Consumer curiosity about ethanol continues to rise as news swirls around possible new regulations and changes consumers may

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Infographic Illustrates How RFS is Working

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has released an ‘infographic’ entitled “It’s Working” which provides a vivid depiction of how the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) and ethanol are reducing oil

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Incentives and Fuel Demand Boost Biofuels

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a new report from GlobalData, government incentives and fuel demand are helping to boost biofuels markets. “Biofuels (Biodiesel and Bioethanol) Market – Global Production, Regulations, Export-Import

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

North Dakota Research Center Demos Methanol from Wood for Off-Grid Power

(The Energy & Environmental Research Center/Biorefining Magazine)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has successfully developed and demonstrated a mobile, trailer-mounted

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

California Wins Temporary Reinstatement of Carbon Fuel Standard

By Karen Gullo and Lynn Doan  (Bloomberg)  California won temporary reinstatement of its low-carbon fuel standard, which was blocked last year by a federal judge. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday granted

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Step up to Pay for Required E15 Fuel Survey

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A group of 99 ethanol producers has taken on the task of funding the nationwide fuel survey required by the U.S. EPA for E15

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

ABO Launches Blog to Track Industry Developments

by Mary Rosenfeld (Algal Biomass Organization) … (T)the Algal Biomass Organization is launching the ABO Blog to meet a growing need for timely information about the algae industry. The ABO Blog will be offering

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

NIIST Sets up Biofuel Facility

(The Hindu Business Line)  The biotechnology division of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) here has set up a Centre for Biofuels. It will be a nodal

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Trading Firm Sues US EPA over Biofuel Credit Scam

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  * Company registered with EPA sold fake credits * Exxon, Shell, others cited for using invalid credits * Trading firm says EPA did not do due

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Lignofuels 2012 September 25-27 Stockholm, Sweden

  Lignofuels 2012   September 25-27     Stockholm, Sweden

ACI’s 3rd Annual Lignofuels Summit will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-27 September 2012. The two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of integrating processes and technologies for production of

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Americans Show Strong Support for Renewable Fuels Agenda

(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  By an overwhelming majority, American voters are supportive of the key federal policy driving renewable

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Electricity From Liquid Fuel? UCLA Researchers Say Yes

(AOL Energy)  Researchers at UCLA say they have come up with a method for converting electrical energy into a liquid fuel, in

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

UF-Led Research Team Selected for $125 Million Joint U.S.-India Energy Project

(University of Florida)  A University of Florida-led research team has been selected to participate in a five-year, $125 million energy project

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

RFA’s Dinneen Tells House Committee to Support Domestic Fuels Protection Act

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Providing flexibility to fuel retailers will be key to the continued growth in availability of higher level

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

UK Climate Advisers Recommend International Aviation Emissions Be Included in National Carbon Budgets

(GreenAir Online)  The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which advises the UK government on national carbon targets, has recommended international

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Whatever Happened to Algae and Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …A couple of voices expressed caution, prominent among them, algae’s Doctor No, John Benemann of

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

The Promise of Biotechnology Is Here Today, and Dyadic Is Determined to Make a Difference

(CFOCEO Magazine)  …Interview conducted by: Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor, CEOCFO Magazine, Published – April 20, 2012 …C1 is a very

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Notice of Stakeholder Meeting: Industry Roundtable-DON/USDA/DOE/DOT-FAA Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Initiative May 18, 2012 Washington, DC

  Notice of Stakeholder Meeting: Industry Roundtable-DON/USDA/DOE/DOT-FAA Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Initiative   May 18, 2012   Washington, DC

(U.S. Federal Register)  The United States Department of Navy (DoN) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S.

April 20, 2012 Read Full Article

US House Committee Debates Bill to Protect Makers, Sellers of E15

(Platts)   Groups on both sides of the issue of increasing the amount of ethanol in the country’s gasoline supply agreed

April 20, 2012 Read Full Article

EcoEngineers Announces the Launch of New RIN Indices

(EcoEngineers)   EcoEngineers expands into the business of providing RIN pricing data and forms EcoEngineers Indexing Services LLC to better serve

April 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Lobbying Could Pay off This Harvest

(NFU Online)  The updated Red Tractor farm assurance scheme for crops and sugar beet is on the verge of being officially accepted

April 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Porter Airlines Operates Bombardier Q400 Aircraft in Canada’s First Biofuel-Powered Revenue Flight

(MarketWire)  – Biofuel test program led by Bombardier Aerospace, Porter Airlines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Targeted Growth successfully concluded

April 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Boeing, ANA Celebrate First 787 Biofuel Flight

(Boeing)  Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) made aviation history today as a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time

April 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Request for Papers: National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo November 27-29, 2012 Houston, TX DEADLINE: August 3, 2012

  Request for Papers: National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo   November 27-29, 2012    Houston, TX  DEADLINE: August 3, 2012

Now Accepting Presentation Ideas      Presentation ideas will be accepted for the 2012 International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show

April 19, 2012 Read Full Article

National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo November 27-29, 2012 Houston, TX

  National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo   November 27-29, 2012   Houston, TX

The 2012 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will take place November 27-29, 2012, at the Hilton Americas – Houston

April 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Forestry and Biofuels Have Great Potential for Growth in Tocantins

(Painel Forestal)  Currently, the planting of forests in Tocantins generates about six thousand jobs, a number that should be raised

April 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Corrections Signs on to Supply Biodiesel New Zealand

(Scoop/Solid Energy NZ)  The Department of Corrections has signed on to supply used cooking oil from all 18 of its

April 19, 2012 Read Full Article

RFA Forms Renewable Fuels PAC

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today announced that it has formed a political action committee (PAC). The Renewable

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Obama Energy Aide Strongly Backs Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, addressed

April 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Tinker, Tailor, Sailor, Fly: Aviation Biofuels Advance, Attract Opponents over Costs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Honeywell and Agrisoma collaborate to pioneer aviation biofuels from a new carinata-based feedstock, critics

April 19, 2012 Read Full Article

George Washington University Reinvigorates Sustainability Conscientiousness

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Coinciding with Earth Week, The George Washington University announced the launch of its new

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E85 Loyalty: Economist Finds Buyers Willing to Pay More

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Research showing consumers are willing to pay a premium for ethanol was published in

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Ford Puts Faith in Higher Ethanol Blends

(The Green Car Website)  Substantial societal benefits could be the result of using higher volume blends of ethanol, according to

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies: Helping the Richest Get Richer

by Bill McKibben   (Los Angeles Times)  The last industry in need of a public handout is the fossil-fuel companies. The

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Journal Article Explores Hybridized Life Cycle Analysis Method

by Kris Bevill (Ehtanol Producer Magazine)  A recently published article in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that in

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Oil, Biofuel Companies Evolve into Uneasy ‘Frenemies’

by Matt Daily (Reuters)  Rapid growth in the U.S. biofuels markets has often pitted oil companies against small start-ups seeking

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Tarter: Fueling Debate on Energy

by Steve Tarter (Peoria Journal Star)  …Michael Klare is a professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and the author

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Navy Plan Benefits Biomass: Fuel for Carriers, Jets Adds demand for Biofuel Source Other than Corn

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Cellulosic ethanol could use a break, and it appears that the U.S. military may

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

A Bright Future for the Waste Conversion Market in the US

by Emily McMahon (Renewable Waste Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   Early leaders of the waste conversion market are at the forefront of

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Want to Cut Reliance on Foreign Oil? Replace the Whole Barrel

by Lee Edwards (Virent/The Hill)  …If we really want to succeed in getting off foreign oil, policymakers need to think

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Process Improves Catalytic Rate of Enzymes by 3,000 percent

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Light of specific wavelengths can be used to boost an enzyme’s function by as much as

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

VP Racing Fuels Introduces C85 Alternative Ethanol Racing Fuel

by Andrew Wolf (DragZine.com)  E85 fuels, an ethanol fuel blend containing up to 85% denatured ethanol and gasoline or other

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Air Fuel Synthesis Takes Next Step in Creating Fuel from Air

(Air Fuel Synthesis)   … The company’s demonstration unit fuel reactor has produced methanol fuels from carbon monoxide and hydrogen,

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

No Project Is an Island: Four Crucial Milestones for Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Four projects, four technologies, four feedstocks, four geographies.  Couldn’t be more differentiated, couldn’t be more

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Encourage the EPA to Support Biofuels

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new petition has been launched today (April 11, 1012) to help encourage the Environmental Protection

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 AFREC Sustainability Summit May 31 Hershey, PA

  2012 AFREC Sustainability Summit    May 31    Hershey, PA

Alternative Fuels Renewable Energies Council’s Annual Sustainability Summit – Where corporate representatives, government officials, and financial partners convene to collaborate and form strategic

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GEM Biofuels Assess Unsatisfying Jatropha Results in Madagascar

(GEM Biofuels) … Based on the internal review it is clear that, having planted very large areas of land, totalling

April 18, 2012 Read Full Article

What Are Advanced Biofuels? Part of a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future!

  What Are Advanced Biofuels?  Part of a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future!

Advanced Biofuels are high-energy liquid transportation fuels derived from: low nutrient input/high per acre yield crops; agricultural or forestry waste;

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Community Trap Grease Biodiesel Project Seeks Additional Funding

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A research team investigating the possibility converting trap grease collected from Cincinnati sewer systems into

April 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Butamax and Gevo: Bio’s Montagues and Capulets Get It On, and On, and On

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s a 2-Minute Guide to all the Gevo and Butamax hollerin’, and how to separate

April 17, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Requires Sustainable Biofuels: How U.S. Ethanol Producers Can Become Certified

by Antje Grzesik (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ISCC System GmbH)  …The EU Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC) establishes a common framework for the

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Beets: Who Will Leap First?

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North American sugar-to-ethanol strategy differs from Brazil’s, Europe’s …North Dakota-based Green Vision Group is

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Steel in the Ground: The Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plants in the World Are Ready to Prove Their Mettle

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Guido Ghisolfi is a confident man. A chemical engineer by trade, at 55, he’s

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Intensive 3-crop Rotation May Boost Biofuel Economics

by Vicky Boyd (The Grower)  Growing a biofuels crop on old citrus ground or rotating it with vegetables just doesn’t

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Scott Defies Tea Party on Renewable-Energy Bill

by Jim Saunders (The News Service of Florida/Orlando Sentinel)  Gov. Rick Scott late Friday disregarded pressure from tea party and conservative groups and a

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New Biofuel Could Have an Edge over Ethanol

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Scientists who have tested isobutanol, a fuel alcohol made from corn, say it packs more

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Why Decades Can Pass Between Idea and ‘Eureka!’

by Matthew L. Wald (The New York Times)  How will the world meet its rising demand for energy? Experience suggests

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Biofuel Boom: Mark McHugh

by Peter Byrne  (The Energy Report)  Believe it or not, industry experts see biofuels accounting for up to 25% of

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Waste Conversion Technologies a Profitable Solution to Waste

by Oliver Saunders (Renewable Energy World/Renewable Waste Intelligence)  The waste conversion market is set to be worth $26bn by 2016.

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Can Natural Gas Help Stop Global Warming?

by Editorial Board (The Washington Post)  Will natural gas hinder the fight against global warming? …But extracting and transporting all

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Instrumentation Manufacturer Launches Scholarship Program

(Fluid Imaging Technologies)  Fluid Imaging Technologies Supports Biofuel, Nutraceutical Research Worldwide Yarmouth, ME: Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, Maine

April 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Solutions4CO2 Inc. Announces Joint Venture with BARD Holding, Inc.

(Solutions4CO2)  Solutions4CO2 Inc. (“S4CO2”), is pleased to announce a joint venture with BARD Holding, Inc. (www.bardholding.com ) (the “S4CO2 –

April 13, 2012 Read Full Article

EBI Network and Pennycress Energy to Explore Alternative Energy Source

(City of Galesburg)  Pennycress Energy and the EBI Network are promoting Pennycress as a renewable, alternative energy fuel crop for

April 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Que SARA, Será (Whatever Is Sustainable, Will Be): Sorghum, Water and Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s water, water everywhere, hardly a drop to use. The latest on Sustainable, Affordable, Reliable,

April 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Australia’s Qantas Makes First Commercial Biofuel Flight

(AFP)  Australia’s Qantas Friday launched the nation’s first commercial flight using a mixture of refined cooking oil, saying it would

April 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae-Fueled Motorcycle Sets Speed Record

(Algae Industry Magazine) Below the Surface’s “Driving Innovation” Team established the first official algae-fueled motorcycle speed records during The Texas

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Compared to What: the Low-Down on Alt Energy Subsidies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hybrids, plug-in electrics struggle to pass the consumer’s “compared to what” test – and how much

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Growing Risk: Addressing the Invasive Potential of Bioenergy Feedstocks

by Aviva Glaser and Patty Glick  (National Wildlife Federation)  Without question, America needs to transition to a cleaner, more sustainable

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Used Cooking Oil Turns to Biodiesel in South Florida

by Doreen Hemlock (SunSentinel)  …A $4 million biodiesel plant is now being built, the largest to serve the tri-county area. The South

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

University Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

By Caroline Baity (Daily Gamecock)  Program aims to offset fuel cost, turn profit    Thanks to two grants worth a combined

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

State Bonds Will Build Facilities for Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Camden  (The Spokesman-Review)  …Among legislation closely followed by Spokane businesses was an aviation biofuels plan that allows bonds

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Back to Bedford Falls

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …How about investing in the world around you? …What can a leader do? He or

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Lights, Camera, Contest! NCGA Prepares for New Ethanol Education Competition

(National Corn Growers Association)   Young ethanol enthusiasts and aspiring actors alike should start shoring up scripts and collecting cameras

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

On the Road to Gobig: Refinery Intermediates Offer Scale for Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Honeywell’s UOP announced two projects this week, and generally more attention was paid by ABLC

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

High Octane Number Ethanol–Gasoline Blends: Quantifying the Potential Benefits in the United States

by J.E. Anderson, D.M. DiCicco, J.M. Ginder, U. Kramer, T.G. Leone, H.E. Raney-Pablo, T.J. Wallington (FUEL/ScienceDirect.com)  Ethanol provides a significant contribution to road transportation fuel in the

April 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Introduction to Advanced Biofuels May 31, 2012 London, UK

  Introduction to Advanced Biofuels     May 31, 2012   London, UK

Designed to be accessible to non-experts and the commercially-minded, this course describes the variety of feedstocks, routes and processes through

April 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable May 18, 2012 Washington, DC

  Advanced Biofuels Industry Roundtable    May 18, 2012     Washington, DC

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture – along with the Department of Energy, and the Department of

April 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Land Matters: Sizing Up the Bioenergy Potential of Marginal Lands

by Greg Breining (University of Minnesota/Bioenergy Connection)   …Did demand for biofuel feedstocks, such as corn, sugarcane, rapeseed, and soybeans, drive

April 11, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Approves E15 Ethanol Blend Registrations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the first applications for registration of ethanol

April 11, 2012 Read Full Article

New NSF Research Grants for Bioenergy, Renewable Fuels and Energy, Bio-Based Chemicals and Renewable Chemical Process Technology

(Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, the NSF is calling for proposals for biological and chemical technologies, with a deadline of June 19,

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Explores Feasibility of Alternative Energy Production at Airports

(US Department of Agriculture)  A recent study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

Mapping Grasslands for Biofuel Potential

(U.S. Geological Survey)  USGS scientists have developed a new method for mapping grasslands that demonstrate high potential for growing biofuel

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Announces Funding for ‘Bio-Oil’

(UPI)   The U.S. Energy Department said up to $15 million is available to help support nearly a dozen so-called bio-oil

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Biomass Program Seeks Merit Reviewers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Program is currently seeking qualified individuals to participate in several upcoming merit reviews. Expertise

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 Sorghum Renewables Summit April 19-20 Denver, CO

  2012 Sorghum Renewables Summit    April 19-20    Denver, CO

The 2012 Sorghum Renewables Summit brings together the industry’s leading researchers and companies for an event beginning 1:30pm on April

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The Biofuels Pricing Pickle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)here’s an awful lot of talk about $18 per gallon biofuels and $26 biofuels

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

US Biofuel Groups Back EPA in Legal Challenge of Renewable Fuels Rule

(Platts)  Six renewable fuel trade associations have filed a motion in federal court to intervene in support of the US

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

Commercial Algae Production Technologies and Networking Workshop May 8, 2012 Fairfield, NJ

  Commercial Algae Production Technologies and Networking Workshop    May 8, 2012    Fairfield, NJ

Including a tour of Glenn Mills to  view a  commercial-scale algae extraction The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae production trade association

April 10, 2012 Read Full Article

Tidbits from the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Four days of total immersion in advanced biofuels’ language and culture at the Advanced

April 6, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Joins Over One Hundred Groups to Urge Support for Farm Bill Energy Programs

(FarmEnergy.org)  More than 100 diverse groups representing agriculture, energy, rural development and conservation called on Congress today (April 5, 2012)

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Advanced Biofuels USA Daily News Posts Limited Due to Funding Constraints

Due to funding constraints, Advanced Biofuels USA is limiting posting of daily news about advanced biofuels.  Instead, we will enhance

April 5, 2012 Read Full Article

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