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US Senate Group Starts up “Seed to Wheel” Review of US Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, staff members working for least eight US Senators will join a study group aimed at a “seed-to-wheel examination of the US Renewable Fuel

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Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Update on ASTM Approval

by Nate Brown (Federal Aviation Administration)  Power Point presentation with graphics illustrating the steps for new aviation fuel approval, graphic descriptions of anticipated aviation fuels (and progress of various pathways

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Short-Term Politics Stifles Pentagon’s Green Energy Ambitions

by Jen Alic (OilPrice.com)  The US Defense Department consumes more energy than any other department or sector in the country, spending around $20 billion annually by some estimates; but ambitious

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Expert Says Business, Military Can Lead U.S. Away from Fossil Fuels

by Morgan Lee (U-T San Diego)  There’s a persistent view that the United States can best compete in the global economy by keeping energy prices low. Amory Lovins is out

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Gasoline Suppliers Overcomplying with Ethanol Content Rules

by Martin Mittelstaedt  (The Globe and Mail)  Federal law forces oil companies to sell gasoline in Canada with an ethanol content of 5 per cent, but the industry is going

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

United Cooperative Fitting Cenex Sites for Flex-Fueling

(CSP Daily News)  Installs ethanol blender pumps across southcentral Wisconsin United Cooperative has been selected to receive a $448,500 Rural Energy for America Program grant to assist with the installation

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Change to Gas Pump Labels Coming in June

(Richmond County Daily Journal) Starting June 1, consumers will notice changes to the way ethanol-blended gasoline is labeled at their local gas station. The N.C. Rules Review Commission this week

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Former U.S. Ambassadors: Cut Foreign Oil Dependence to Help Reign in Trade Deficit

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)  A bipartisan coalition of former U.S. ambassadors urged President Obama Thursday to drastically cut dependence on foreign oil in order to help reign in the

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Iowa State Team Gets Grant for Biomass Pretreatment Research

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Energy Center recently awarded three grants to research projects focused on improving thermochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels and renewable chemicals. The selected projects

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

‘Hydrogen Is Tomorrow’s Biofuel’ Say Scientists

(University of Birmingham)  Researchers from the University of Birmingham are creating clean hydrogen from food waste paving the way for a bioenergy alternative for the future. Currently, Brazil is the world’s

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Antibiotic Residues in DDGS Pose Little Risk

(Pork Network)  With recent increased attention by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the use of antibiotics in livestock production, industry experts are turning their attention to potential non-farm sources of

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

GM Jatropha Hopes to Break into Biodiesel Market

by Kristie Neo  (ChannelNewsAsia)   The world’s first genetically modified Jatropha plant can produce biodiesel faster and better.  Plans are in the pipeline to start field trials and commercialise it in

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Bacteria Seen as Biofuel Production Key

(UPI)  …Now scientists led by researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have discovered how certain bacteria can tolerate those man-made toxic chemicals used in making biofuels. “Discovering microbes naturally

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Congressmen Defend Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman  (DomesticFuel.com)  Members of Congress are exchanging dueling fact sheets about corn ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sent an email last month

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Ellison Wants to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by Brett Neely  (Minnesota Public Radio)  U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison introduced legislation Thursday to end all subsidies for fossil fuels. Ellison said the oil, gas and coal industries will get

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

CBO: Increasing Domestic Oil Doesn’t Help Energy Security Much

by Simone Sebastian (FuelFix)  Increasing domestic production of oil won’t significantly boost energy security in the United States, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO advocated policies that

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Big in Biofuels

by Ken Wells (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  …In the last decade, the industry says, it has put $71 billion into zero- and low-emission and renewable energy technologies. The U.S. government, by contrast, has

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Projects Record Corn Crop in 2012—What Does it Mean for Ethanol?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  USDA released its first estimate of the 2012 corn crop–and it is a big one.  According to today’s USDA projections, record U.S. corn production

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Backers Push Back against Anti-Renewables PAC

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  …The executive director of the Renewable Fuels Association, Monte Shaw, said AFP should “stop the hypocrisy and to get its facts straight when it

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

DOE Offers $5 mln for Work on Alternative Fuel Vehicles

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday (May 8, 2012) it will make $5 million available in 2012 to expand the use of alternative fuel

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BioTork Develops Xylose-Fermenting Yeast for Ethanol Facilities

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After nearly two years of collaborative research, biotechnology company BioTork LLC and the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center have developed a yeast strain capable of

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Will US Federal Fleet Help Alternative Fuel Switch?

by John Kemp (Reuters COLUMN)  Widespread use of alternative motor fuels has been hampered by lack of fuel distribution infrastructure, despite strongly favourable economics for alternatives to gasoline and diesel,

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

ASTM Lowers E85’s Minimum Ethanol Volume to 51 Percent

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Scientific standards development body ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) recently made significant changes to its E85 specification,

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Texas AgriLife Feeding Algae to Steers

by Blair Fannin (Texas AgriLife Research/Algae Industry Magazine)  Texas AgriLife Research scientist, Dr. Tryon Wickersham, and graduate student, Merritt Drewery, have been conducting feeding trials of algae leftover products (after

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Pure Gasoline Options Shrink: Subgrade Blends Soon Will Spread Eastward in S.D.

by Cody Winchester (Argus Leader)  Sometime this summer, already-scarce blends of pure gasoline will become more rare in western South Dakota. That’s because the largest refineries that supply the Plains

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Molecular Sponge Absorbs Toxins, Produces Biofuel


by William DeKay (The Western Producer)  Lee Wilson thinks he has found a cost effective way to help produce biofuel using wheat straw. In a lab at the University of

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Human Waste-to-Biodiesel Plant to Create Sanitation Revolution in Ghana

(JoyOnline)  Human waste could soon be a precious commodity in Kumasi and other parts of the country with an ongoing solution to transform fecal sludge treatment into a profit-making venture.

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Munster Council Sets Hearings on Trash-to-Ethanol Agreement

by Lu Ann Franklin (Northwest Indiana Times) The Town Council will hear public comments about signing the interlocal agreement with Lake County Solid Waste District for the proposed trash-to-ethanol facility in

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Sorghum Goes Epic, or Is That EPEC? A Primer on Biofuels’ Underdog Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up? What’s next? New pathways, plus country-by-country yield data. Sorghum. It’s a feedstock right out the pages of the old South –  sorghum syrup

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Illovo Pulls out of Mali Sugar Project on Security Concerns

by Mike Cohen (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Illovo Sugar Ltd. (ILV), Africa’s largest sugar producer, said it has ended its involvement in the Markala sugar project in Mali because of incomplete funding

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Wait’ll Next Year: Advanced Biofuels and the Military

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Washington, heartbreak came early in the season when the Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to nix the purchase of aviation biofuels, should they

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

General Electric To Invest BRL500 Million In Brazil Technology Center

(Fox Business)  General Electric Co. (GE) said Thursday it will invest 500 million reais ($245.5 million) in a research-and-development center in Rio de Janeiro. The center, which should be operational

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

World’s First Carbon-Neutral Higher-Speed Locomotive

by Joshua S. Hill (CleanTechnica.com)  The Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) announced Tuesday plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral higher-speed locomotive. The plan is simple: “create the world’s cleanest,

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Party in Minnesota: Gevo Starts up Commercial Scale, Advanced Biofuels Plant, Ahead of Schedule

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo announced it has begun startup of the world’s first commercial biobased isobutanol production plant located in Luverne, Minn. “At 1 p.m. MDT yesterday we

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Agri Investment Forum June 27, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  Agri Investment Forum    June 27, 2012   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Agri Investment Forum is the only program of events in Canada dedicated to showcasing the highest potential emerging and growth stage agri-businesses. The Forum brings together active institutional and

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

4th Annual OPIS RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum October 18-19, 2012 Chicago, IL

  4th Annual OPIS RFS2, RINs & Biodiesel Forum     October 18-19, 2012    Chicago, IL

A comprehensive course detailing the new policy and economic drivers of biofuel supply and demand. Top experts in the fields of biofuels production, marketing, risk management, RINs accounting and environmental compliance will

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Video: BYU Students Win Formula Hybrid Competition

(Gas2) … The annual SAE Formula Hybrid competition challenges teams of college engineering students to build fast and efficient hybrid racers. … BYU’s Hybrid Blue can go from 0-60 mph in

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Aviation and Clean Technology Leaders Launch Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiatives

(MASBI)  Regional Initiative with National Reach Working to Achieve Energy Security United Airlines, Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP, the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Clean Energy Trust today announced the formation

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GraalBio Investimentos Plans to Invest $724.5 Million in Five Cellulosic Ethanol Projects in Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, GraalBio Investimentos plans to invest $724.5 million in five cellulosic ethanol plants during the next few years. The first 21.6 million gallon facility in Alagoas

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Mallee Harvester Reaches Milestones

(Stock Journal)  The prototype mallee harvester developed by Biosystems Engineering and Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has exceeded expectations in the final stages of its development. During trials

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

The Wilmington Express: The 10-Minute Guide to Dupont and Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … (T)he company’s metrics in cellulosic biofuels are starting to look compelling. Not only is commercialization a lot less than five years away – a

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

When, Where and How Wood Is Used Impact Carbon Emissions from Deforestation

(Environmental Research Web)  A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Only Biofuels Will Cut Plane Emissions

by Ben Caldecott  (The Guardian)   We need something that can deliver emission reductions from existing fleets of planes – and the solution already exists …The positive progress on including aviation in Europe’s

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Current and Projected Costs for Biofuels from Algae and Pyrolysis

by Robert Rapier (Consumer Energy Report)   A reader recently called my attention to a new and very interesting presentation from the Department of Energy’s Biomass Program: Biofuels Design Cases

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Evogene’s Subsidiary, Evofuel, and T6 Industrial to Collaborate on Biodiesel Feedstock Production in Argentina

(Evogene)  Collaboration represents expansion of Evofuel’s Latin American operations, currently focused on Brazil Evogene Ltd.  and T6 Industrial S.A., a leading biodiesel producer in Argentina, today announced that Evofuel Ltd.,

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Why We Need a Greener Military

by Fred Kaplan (Slate)  …The rationale for barring the Navy from buying the 450,000 gallons of biofuels necessary for the experiment is economic: These fuels are too expensive—about four times

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

AFS BioOil Invites Strategic Partners to Tour Its Algae Commercial Module

(MarketWatch/PRNewsWire)  AFS BioOil has announced that its state-of-the art facility located at a wastewater treatment plant in the San Francisco Bay Area is open for tours for strategic partners and

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Husky Energy Unveils Carbon Capture and Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative

(Husky Energy)  Husky Energy unveiled its carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and liquefaction project in Lloydminster, a facility that allows the Company to recover more oil from existing fields while reducing

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Military Deploying Advanced Biofuels | Better Fuels Moment

As Capitol Hill works to identify smarter investments in clean energy fuels, the Better Fuels Moment takes a closer look at the robust and effective partnership advanced biofuels has with

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Set to Begin Production Soon, Job Opportunities Available

by Brittany Boyer (WJAC TV)  Pennsylvania Grain Processing has officially closed on the purchase of the former Bionol Ethanol plant in Clearfield. According to a news release obtained by 6

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Waste Lines: The Hottest Trends with Bio’s Coolest Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of its naming deficiencies, waste has been hot and getting hotter as a bioenergy feedstock because it solves three of the most pressing

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Princeton Senior Exploring Solution Of Bamboo As Biofuel

(Climate Central/OPB.org) …But a Princeton University senior named Amanda Rees may have come up with the most promising solution so far. Rees, 22, is convinced that an important part to

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production Facilities Spotlight Next Generation

by Matt Daily (Reuters/Huffington Post)  After a decade of promise, advanced biofuels makers are entering a crucial make-or-break period with the first of a new generation of production facilities about

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

United Cooperative Installs Ethanol Flex-Fuel Blender Pumps across South-Central Wisconsin

(Beaver Dam Daily Citizen)  United Cooperative was selected to receive a $448,500 Rural Energy for America Program grant to assist with the installation of 36 ethanol flex-fuel blender pumps and

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

US Warplanes Can Fly Faster, Carry Additional Weapons Load Using Advanced Fuels and Biofuels: New Data

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) New tests conducted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have revealed that US warplanes are capable of flying faster and carry more payload on missions, when

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

US Military Looking at Wood-Based Biofuels

(Western Farm Press)  The U.S. military is very interested in alternative fuels — in particular, the wood-based biofuels being researched and produced at the University of Maine. Three methods, or

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

China Takes Off

by James Fallows (Popular Science)  The largest nation on Earth is flying more people more places than ever before. Its struggle to do so without (further) destroying the environment could

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

CleanStar Launches First Cooking Fuel Facility in Mozambique; Alternative to Charcoal Cooking, Health Risks, at Hand in Africa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mozambique, the first sustainable cooking fuel facility was inaugurated by Federal Minister of Agriculture José Pacheco. The CleanStar project will produce ethanol-based cooking fuel for

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum June 21, 2012 Washington, DC

  15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum    June 21, 2012     Washington, DC

The Sustainable Energy Coalition – in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses – will host the 15th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy &

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Memorial Day Gas Prices and Fuel Efficiency

(PEW Charitable Trust)  …More than 31 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from their homes over the Memorial Day weekend. With gas averaging $3.67 per gallon, consumer fuel

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Is the Long Ethanol Boom Coming to a Close?

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois)…The rise in ethanol production has recently run up against

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

What’s Up in Brazilian Biofuels? The 10-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, we pull together the strands in a 10-Minute Guide that looks at

May 24, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Storm Breaks out over E15 Ethanol Engine Test

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What engines failed, and when and why. Was this test designed to fail? In Washington,

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Virgin Uses Biodiesel at Brisbane Airport

(Yahoo! Finance) Virgin Australia says it has started trialling the use of biodiesel to power some ground vehicles at Brisbane Airport. The fuel

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Company to Repay County

by Noah Haglund  (The Weekly Herald)  The company has agreed to compensate the county for $143,000 in goods and services

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Groups Ask Senate to Reconsider NDAA Amendments Blocking Military Use of Alternative Energy

(BusinessWire)  The Advanced Biofuels Association, the Algal Biomass Organization, Airlines for America, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Biotechnology Industry

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Summary Report of Stakeholder Responses to USDA’s Regional Biofuel Roadmap

(US Department of Agriculture)  On June 23, 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a strategic biofuels production report,

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel Prices Explained

(Zimbabwe Independent) Green Fuel has dismissed claims by government that it has not furnished it with the cost structure into

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Station of the Future: Propel Launches First Clean Mobility Center

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Free tire air for improved fuel economy; bicycle tuning; renewable fuels; on-demand carbon offsets; at-pump

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

The $6 Gasoline That Almost Was

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mad as heck about $5 gasoline? According to new research from Iowa State, the price

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

East Africa: U.S. Firm to Turn Hyacinth Into Ethanol

by David Muwanga  (AllAfrica.com)  As the East African Community (EAC) was planning to release a total of Ksh1b for the

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Pacific Nations under Threat from Rising Seas Vow to Abandon Diesel

(Radio New Zealand International)  Pacific nations which are most under threat from rising seas have vowed to abandon diesel and

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Benefits Thrown into Doubt

by Sean Nicholls  (Sydney Morning Herald/New South Wales)  THE value of the NSW ethanol mandate has been questioned by the

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Nature Highlights Advancements in Biocatalysis and its Potential Impact on the Production of Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals

(MarketWatch)  Nature published a paper that discusses the recent advances in biocatalysis, and the impact it is having on the

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

NCERC Researchers Produce First Cellulosic Ethanol From Corn Kernel

(PRWEB)  Researchers at The NCERC today announced that they have successfully produced ethanol from the cellulosic portion of the corn

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

E15: The New Ethanol Blend Webinar May 29, 2012 1:00PM CT

  E15: The New Ethanol Blend Webinar   May 29, 2012   1:00PM CT

EPA’s recent announcement on E15 being a legal fuel has created many questions about the path to E15 implementation. There

May 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels at the Tipping Point

by Margaret Ryan (AOL Energy)  While the “food versus fuel” debate has grabbed headlines, biofuels technology worldwide has been accelerating down the

May 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Consumer Reports Survey: Americans Say Fuel Economy Most Important Car Buying Factor

(PR NewsWire/Consumer Reports)  Nearly three-quarters of drivers would consider an alternative fuel vehicle for their next car …Some two-thirds of

May 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Republicans Blowing up Military’s Plans for Alternative Energy; Democrats Fighting Back

by Troy Hooper  (The Colorado Independent)  …House Republicans passed a pair of provisions Friday that would stymie the military’s efforts

May 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Navy to Demonstrate Great Green Fleet This Summer

(CNN)  The U.S. Navy for the first time will demonstrate what it calls a Great Green Fleet, a carrier strike

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Government Told to Decide Fast on Bio-Fuels Programme: Parliament Panel

(NYDailyNews)  Rapping the rural development ministry’s land resources department for the “inordinate delay” in finalising a bio-fuels programme, a parliamentary

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

BRISK Accepting Proposals for Biofuels Research

by Kevin Billinghurst  (KTH)  The KTH-led, 26-member consortium BRISK has begun accepting proposals from researchers studying improved production methods for

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Iran to Start Making Bio-Ethanol from Cellulose Material

(Payvand Iran News) Iran will start producing industrial bio-ethanol from cellulosic material soon. Bio-ethanol can be used as petrol supplementary and it will increase the

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Enough Corn? USDA Says “Abundantly so”, Forecasting Record 2012 Harvest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …The first World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for 2012, from the US Department of Agriculture,

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Model Forecasts Long-Term Impacts of Forest Land-Use Decisions

(PhysOrg) The drive to develop crops for use as biofuel, continues to raise questions about additional uses of forest land. A

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Colombia’s Biofuels Ready for International Market: Study

by Rosemary Westwood (Columbia Reports)  Colombia’s biofuels exceed international standards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – advancing the country’s goal

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Call for Papers: 3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World November 19-21, 2012 Pucon, Chile DEADLINE: June 30, 2012

  Call for Papers:  3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World   November 19-21, 2012   Pucon, Chile   DEADLINE: June 30, 2012

The Organizing Committee of the “3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World”, invites all those interested

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3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries November 19-21, 2012 Pucon, Chile

  3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries    November 19-21, 2012     Pucon, Chile

3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries: Ideas for a Sustainable World The 3rd Latin American Congress on Biorefineries is the

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Green Dragon: 20 Signs that 2012 is the Year of China

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It doesn’t take a casual observer very long to see the China’s activity in industrial

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Agri Praised for Liverpool Biodiesel Investment

by Amy North (LetsRecycle.com)  The UK’s ‘largest’ biodiesel plant was opened in Bootle, Liverpool today (May 9) by transport minister

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

“Biofuels Fuelling Europe’s Economic Recovery”, Echoes ePURE

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  The European renewable ethanol industry is contributing substantially to the European economy according to ePURE, the European

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Parabel, Inc. and CECEP – Chongqing Industry Co., Ltd. Sign Master Framework Agreement

(Parabel (formerly PetroAlgae)) Parabel, Inc.  new, economical sources of feed, food, and fuel, today announced that it has finalized a restated Master

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Teacher to Launch Biodiesel Fuel Plant

by Lisa Perkins (Traverse City Record-Eagle)  Bill Koucky will soon produce biodiesel fuel, after years of planning, experimenting and jumping

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Surges: Emerald Biofuels Announces Major Project in Louisiana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Emerald Biofuels announced that it will build an 85 million gallonrenewable-diesel refineries at a Dow Chemical

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Contribution of Biofuels to the Global Economy

(Global Renewable Fuels Association/Cardno ENTRIX)  …As is the case with virtually all other emerging and developing countries, biofuels offer the prospects

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Enel Signs Agreement with Enea and Roma Capitale to Build Biomass Bi-Generation Plant

(Biofuels International)   A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Italian power company Enel to build a 1-5MW concentrated solar

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Plant-Based Biofuels Expand with Tech Advances

by Wendy Koch (USA Today)  Amid the push to develop clean energy, new research suggests plant-based biofuels could meet 30%

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

ThermoEnergy’s Sugar Recovery System Meets Key Environmental Demands

(PRNewswire) — At a time when regulatory agencies are increasing pressure for the disposal of wastewater containing soluble sugars, ThermoEnergy Corporation’s

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Makers Hope New Audit Program Thaws RIN Market

(Argus Media)  Small biodiesel makers hope an outside firm brought in to authenticate fuel production will thaw a renewable identification

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

An Institute of Industrial Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … If you invest $2 million, $10 million, and $30 million every other year in

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Editorial: Use of Advanced Biofuels Achieves Goal of Using Less Oil for Transportation Fuel

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In a recent editorial, What Keystone Won’t Do, the Washington Post mused about “the

May 21, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Iowa Dedicates $1 Million More for Renewable Fuels Infrastructure

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board is accepting applications through May 18 for cost-share funding to

May 15, 2012 Read Full Article

From Global Conference: Challenges Facing Biofuels

by James daSilva (SmartBlog on Leadership)   I attended the 2012 Milken Institute Global Conference last week in Los Angeles, where a panel

May 10, 2012 Read Full Article

Massachusetts Sets Strict Regulations for Biomass: Will This Influence Further Restrictions?

by Meg Cichon (Renewable Energy World)  The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released a new set of strict standards for

May 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Long Quest for Multi-Fuel Power Source Yields Army Interest

by John Murawski  (News Observer)  The U.S. military’s quest to outfit American soldiers with an all-in-one power source could lead

May 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Increasing Our National Security with New Technology

by Retired Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, USMC, American Security Project  (The Hill/Congress Blog)  The United States military is the single

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Mack and Volvo Trucks Join Growing List of B20 Supporters

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)   The B20 domino effect continues! Two more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have formally expressed approval

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Delaying the Move to B10

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota waits until 2013 to bump up the state mandate from 5 to 10 percent

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

The Final Treatment: Washing or Polishing Followed by Distillation Offers the Purest Biodiesel Around

by Raj Mosali  (Jatrodiesel Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel is traditionally produced via esterification of fatty acids and transesterification of triglycerides with

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union Leads Broad Coalition to Urge Senate to Bring Farm Bill to Floor Vote; Includes Advanced Biofuels USA

(National Farmers Union)  National Farmers Union (NFU) and a coalition of agricultural, conservation, environmental, energy, forestry, hunger, and rural stakeholders

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Refiners Worry Lack of E15 Stations Will Cause RFS Non-Compliance

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …API has legally challenged every step of the U.S. EPA’s approval of E15, claiming

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Gulf Coast Restoration Summit June 11, 2012 Destin, FL

  Gulf Coast Restoration Summit    June 11, 2012    Destin, FL

More than $30 billion is soon to be infused into Northwest Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast! This is a

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

From Soil Microbe to Super-Efficient Biofuel Factory?

by Dan Krotz  (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab-led team explores a way to create biofuels, minus the photosynthesis Is there

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

UniVerve Chooses Microalgae For Award-Winning Biofuel Business

by Shifra Mincer (Green Prophet)  …UniVerve has gained international recognition for its microalgae technology, including at an apperance this March at the World

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Demand Fell in 2011,Outlook Bright – Czarnikow

by David Brough (Reuters)  Global biofuel demand fell in 2011 due to the impact of government requirements and greater incentives in food

May 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Los Angeles Water Dept. Seeks Algae Information

by Ron Kotrba (Biorefining Magazine)  Get in early on Los Angeles’ interest in developing algae production demonstrations on Owens Lake

May 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Better Plants for Biofuels

(MarketWire)  An article in F1000 Biology Reports (http://f1000.com/reports/biology) published today (May 2, 2012) argues that recent advances in knowledge mean

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TMO Renewables Expands Production of 2G Ethanol with Cassava Stalk

(Business Wire)  TMO Renewables (“TMO Group”), a leading technology provider for cellulosic biofuels production, today announced the company has advanced

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Ceres Sweet Sorghum Hybrids Processed by Amyris

(Ceres)  • Pilot project validates U.S.-produced sweet sorghum as a potential feedstock for advanced biofuels and bio-products. • Conversion efficiency

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

OriginOil and Algasol Renewables to Develop an Integrated Algae Growth and Harvesting System

(Origin Oil)  Algasol, collaborating with NASA and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, will bundle its offering with OriginOil’s Algae Appliance™ OriginOil,

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Advanced Algae Heads for Asia: Indonesia Food Giant Invests in Heliae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Heliae announced a capital raise of  $15 million in funding from international conglomerate

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Inc. Selects Technip to Engineer the World’s First Wood to Gasoline Biorefinery

(CORE BioFuel, Inc.)  CORE BioFuel Inc. announced today (May 2, 2012)  that it has selected Technip, a world leader in

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

National Council for Science and the Environment Launches New Environmental Internship Clearinghouse Portal

(National Council for Science and the Environment)  As an extension of the National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE’s)

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Dao Energy’s David DuByne

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  In 2008 David DuByne helped start and run an algae biodiesel company, Dao Energy,

May 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Measuring the energy and greenhouse gas balances of biofuels and bio-based chemicals using LCA, NNFCC 12-023

(UK’s National Center for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials)  This report investigates the importance of allocation procedures in reporting and

May 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Rwanda: Private Sector Should Embrace Bio-Fuel, Says IRST Boss

by Eric Didier Karinganire (AllAfrica.com)   For some years now, there has been talk of locally producing biofuel to make

May 3, 2012 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union Attacks Government Biofuel Policy

(FarmingUK.com)  Latest government figures reveal that the vast majority of biofuels supplied in the UK are made from imported feedstock,

May 3, 2012 Read Full Article

BioWillie Branding Marks Willie Nelson’s 79th Birthday

(Pacific Biodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  Beginning on April 30, Willie Nelson’s birthday, the fuel at Pacific Biodiesel’s retail pump on Maui will

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Smoking Out Potential: Repurposing Tobacco for Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …According to LBNL, the work focuses on transferring a hydrocarbon-synthesizing gene from cyanobacteria into a

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Jatropha Trials Planned to Help Boost Rural Panamanian Economy

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Panama Green Fuels, an entity working to establish biodiesel infrastructure within Panama, recently signed a

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Case No. 3: EPA Issues Green Diesel Violation for 60M Bad RINs

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA issued a Notice of Violation to Houston-based Green Diesel LLC April 30

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Sugar Rush: The Race Is on to Commercialize Low-Cost, High-Quality Sugars from Nonfood Sources

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  The biorefining industry is hungry for a low-cost, high-quality and readily available supply of sugar

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

An Analytic Advantage: A New Model Developed by University of Illinois Researchers Can Help Increase Biomass Supply Chain Efficiencies

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …The BioFeed model is the product of University of Illinois researchers funded by BP’s Energy

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Sustainable Production of Food and Fuel for the 21st Century (FF21) May 11-13, 2012 LaJolla, CA

  Sustainable Production of Food and Fuel for the 21st Century (FF21)  May 11-13, 2012   LaJolla, CA

The symposium “Sustainable Production of Food and Fuel for the 21st Century (FF21)” will be held May 11th, 12th, and 13th

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

INTERVIEW-U.S.-Israeli Firm to Launch Algae Biodiesel in India

by Tova Cohen (Reuters)  Algae-based biodiesel producer World Health Energy Holdings (WHEN) plans to begin two commercial projects in India this

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

India, Brazil to Tie up for Bioenergy

by Prashant Rupera  (Times of India)  India and Brazil will forge research collaborations in the area of bioenergy. As the first

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Wants Its Tax Break Back

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Thursday asked Congress to reinstate the $1 per gallon

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

RFA Answers Anti-Ethanol Speculation from Joint Economic Committee Hearing

(Renewable Fuels Association/BioFuelsChat.com)  …Specifically, (Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob) Dinneen noted two driving factors that have led to refinery

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Biodiesel Makers Expect to Boost Sales in Spain

by Martin Roberts (Reuters)  …European biodiesel makers will be able to sell an additional one million tonnes a year in

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

The Three Main Obstacles Facing the Introduction of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels: Price, Price and Price

(GreenAirOnline)  According to Finnair’s VP Sustainable Development, Kati Ihamäki, biofuels are the fastest route to meaningful long-term reductions in aviation

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Biopower and Biofuels: State of Disarray or Opportunity?

by Chris Zygarlicke (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine)  …The RFS2 rule is the only federal incentive remaining for biofuels, and corn

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

China New Energy Building Waste-to-Biofuel Plant in China

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  China New Energy Ltd., a maker of biofuel technology, signed a letter of intent to

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Innovation Turning Wood Waste into Bio-Fuel for Transportation

by Denise Deveau (Financial Post)   {ISSUE} Soaring energy prices are thinning profit margins in the transport sector and increasing

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

IEA Urges Governments to Seize the Opportunity to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment

(International Energy Agency)  While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Shell, Iogen, and Cancellation in Manitoba: Answers to Your Questions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell and Iogen cancel their long-contemplated Canadian cellulosic ethanol project, and announce 150 layoffs. …In

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

United States Leads World in Exports of Ethanol

(Hart Energy/PR NewsWire)  Hart Energy study insists U.S. production mandates are out of sync with market reality Hart Energy’s newly

May 1, 2012 Read Full Article

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