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See for Yourself: New BIO Book Showcases Visible Progress in Industrial Biotech

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  BIO recently introduced a picture book of biorefineries across the United States,“Visible Progress in Commercialization of Advanced Biofuels, Biobased Products and Renewable Chemicals”, which showcases commercial, demonstration and even

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae InSight: Executive Directors Report

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization)  As we all basked in the glory of the annual Independence Day festivities, we were reminded once again about the importance of “Buying American.”

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Slippery Business: Inside Big Oil's Little Hint that It's Picking Romney to Win.

by Steve Levine (Foreign Policy)   …Three years ago, we saw a very different Rex Tillerson. In January 2009, the ExxonMobil CEO was so worried about the Obama juggernaut that

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, Pump Equipment Manufactures to Increase E15 Access

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With increasing consumer demand for higher blends of ethanol, following the U.S. EPA approval of E15 for commercial sale, several fuel dispensing equipment manufacturers have introduced

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Sunliquid Cellulose Ethanol Process Reaches Demo Scale in Germany

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant is now operating its demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Straubing, Germany. With an annual capacity of up to 1,000

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Upgrading Ethanol: Local Man’s Project Earns ACGA Award

by Larry Kershner (The Messenger)  A post-graduate student at Michigan State University thinks that upgrading ethanol to a higher grade of alcohol – 1-butanol – will help the ethanol industry

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol 'One of the Most Hated Industries': CEO

by Jane Wells (CNBC)  …Proponents say refiners can use past spending splurges on ethanol as credits against this year’s purchasing requirements, and exports will also probably be cut. This should

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Touchstone Steps up Algae Fuel Project in Ohio

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Touchstone Research Laboratory, of Triadelphia, WV is scaling up its Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to produce fuels and other high-value, bio-based products from algae. The laboratory

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Gevo Sues Butamax, DuPont and BP for Infringement of New Patent

(Gevo/Reuters)  Gevo, Inc.  has been awarded an additional patent covering further improvements in the efficiency of bio-based production of isobutanol. The new patent extends Gevo’s lead over competitors in technological

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Butamax™ Responds to Gevo Biobutanol Patent Infringement Lawsuit

(Butamax(TM)/PR NewsWire)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, commented on the lawsuit filed by Gevo today alleging patent infringement of Gevo patent number 8,232,089. “The Gevo ‘089 patent

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor – Response to Wall Street Journal: Purpose over Panic. Fact over Fear.

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Mr. Larry Pope’s July 27th op-ed “The Ethanol Mandate is Worse Than The Drought” calls out for a rebuttal.  It is a bit astonishing to read

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Producers to Grow Renewable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced payments for 125 advanced Biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Cow Manure Is Focus of Biofuel Research

The race to create a better, less controversial biofuel has spawned plenty of research into a variety of potential new sources – including switchgrass, cornstalks and algae. One goal behind

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

US Farmers Urge Obama Administration to Suspend Ethanol Quota Amid Drought

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  The Obama administration was urged on Monday to stop diverting grain to gas amid warnings of an “imminent food crisis” caused by America’s drought. US government forecasts of a 4%

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Investment Shift for Algae Biofuels, Market to Grow 43.1% Annually Through 2015: SBI Bulletin

(The Wall Street Journal Market Watch/SBI))  Buoyed by public and private R&D, industry investment from the public and private sectors, fossil fuel prices, and general regulatory support, algae biofuels technologies

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Hydroplane Tests out Biofuel this Weekend

Josh Peterson (KVEW TV)  One of the hydroplanes competing in the Columbia Cup this weekend is showing the racing community that biofuel is a viable option to race with. The

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Key Senate Biofuels Critic under Fire over Nat-Gas Fuel Earmarks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arch-critic of the cost of military biofuels — Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe — comes under scrutiny over earmarks for natural gas-based military fuels that cost

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Professor Wins Bioenergy Grant, Fuels Change

by Nathan Simone (The Auburn Plainsman)  Sushil Adhikari, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, recently received a $335,748 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct bioenergy research, specifically Adhikari’s speciality,

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Truckers Not on Board with Biodiesel Increase

by Martin Cash (Brandon Sun)   Province planning diesel-blend hike Manitoba’s trucking industry is far from pumped over the possibility the province may increase the biodiesel mandate to five per cent.

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Owner Settles with Contractor; Hopewell Lawsuit Still Pending

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index)  While Hopewell’s lawsuit against the owner of the Appomattox Bio Energy Plant over a $5 million letter of credit is still pending and the city has

July 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Biomass Crop Assistance Program Expanded

Jannette Pippin (JDNews)  Eastern North Carolina farmers have an opportunity to get involved in growing renewable energy crops for fuel and power through a program that will help pay planting

July 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Which Biofuels Players Are Getting Traction Now? The Diamond Dozen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But the 80/20 rule generally applies. 85 percent of the projects we expect to see by 2017 will be developed by 20 percent of the

July 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Reducing CO2: Research Shows Chemical and Economic Feasibility for Capturing Carbon Dioxide Directly from Air

(Georgia Tech University)   With a series of papers published in chemistry and chemical engineering journals, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have advanced the case for extracting carbon dioxide

July 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Carbon 2013 February 19-20 London, UK

  Aviation Carbon 2013    February 19-20    London, UK

Organised by GreenAir Online, VerifAvia and Green Aviation, this event follows the successful inaugural Aviation Carbon 2012, which attracted over 300 delegates from 62 countries worldwide, including representatives from more

July 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

South Africa Looks to Develop Aviation Biofuels Supply Chain in Response to Vulnerability over Carbon Taxes and Penalties

(GreenAirOnline)   As part of policy objectives to reduce carbon emissions by state-owned companies (SOCs) and stimulate a green economy, the South African government is planning a strategy to help develop

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Announces E25 UL-Approved Retrofit Kits For All Encore Dispensers

(Gilbarco Veeder-Root)   The industry’s first and only E25 upgrade option Gilbarco Veeder-Root is pleased to announce that E25 Field Retrofit Kits are now available for the entire line of Encore® dispensers. 

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Insiders: GOP Won’t Stop Pentagon’s Green-Energy Push

by Olga Belogolova   (National Journal)  Republicans in both the House and Senate this year have proposed cutting funds for alternative-energy programs in the defense authorization bill. But these efforts won’t

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Professor Sees Green Energy in Termite Guts

By Bob Silberg (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/R&D Magazine)  If you’ve had to deal with termites in your house, you probably hate their guts. But not Jared Leadbetter. He loves termites,

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioenergy – Chances and Limits

(Leopoldina)  The Leopoldina’s statement “Bioenergy – Chances and Limits” provides a comprehensive analysis of the use of bioenergy.  It was compiled by a working group of more than 20 expert

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Japanese Air Cargo Carrier To Undertake Biofuel Flights With New Freighter

(Handy Shipping Guide)  Nippon Buy Boeing Again Quoting Environmental and Economic Advantages Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced that it has delivered a 747-8 Freighter to Narita-based air cargo transporters, Nippon Cargo Airlines

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels, Chemicals Capacity to Reach 5.89 Billion Gallons by 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest is reporting that global advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals capacity will reach 5.89 billion gallons by 2017, up from 5.11 billion

July 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

API Files Lawsuit Against EPA For Mandating The Use Of Nonexistent Biofuels

(Oil and Gas Online)  The American Petroleum Institute (API) filed a lawsuit with the D.C. Circuit Court late yesterday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mandated use of nonexistent cellulosic

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest: 5th Birthday Special Issue

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Five years ago today, Biofuels Digest debuted with two subscribers and a hunch that a daily, 5-minute news summary, combined with original journalism and news

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

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

  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

July 27, 2012 Read Full Article

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

  Call for Papers: 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

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Working with Pump Equipment Manufacturers to Bring Higher Ethanol Blends to Consumers

(Growth Energy)  Retrofit kits for flex pumps will provide consumers with greater choice and savings at the pump With increasing consumer demand for higher blends of ethanol, following the Environmental

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

European Advanced Biofuels Congress December 4-5, 2012 Brussels, Belgium

  European Advanced Biofuels Congress    December 4-5, 2012   Brussels, Belgium

 A conference like no other: A unique, high-level, interactive debate between the key parties that will drive the European advanced bioeconomy. The European Union has as a priority aim, to

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Webcast on Environmental Sustainability in Biofuel Production August 15, 2012

  Webcast on Environmental Sustainability in Biofuel Production   August 15, 2012

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Assessing Impacts of Regional Water Resource Use and Availability on Bioenergy Production on August 15, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Biomass August 8, 2012

  Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Biomass August 8, 2012

The Energy Department, in partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council of Labs, will present a live webcast titled Accelerating Innovation: Biomass on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 2:00 to3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(PhysOrg)  Researchers in Spain have discovered that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through the use of biodiesel. The group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain investigated the

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

US Biofuel Advocates Urge Congress to Continue Pentagon Funding

by David Alexander   (Reuters)  * Ex-Senator Warner leads veterans in pushing alternative fuels * Senator Inhofe seeks accounting for Green Fleet demonstration * Fossil fuel dependence means more conflict,

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Air Canada Goes Green and Goes for Gold; Flies Canadian Olympic Team Members to London Games on Biofuel-Powered Flight

(HazMatMag.com)  With the departure this morning of Air Canada’s flight AC864 Montreal-London, the airline will operate its second biofuel-powered flight which is expected to generate up to 10 per cent

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

NCERC Converts Corn Bran to Fuel for First Time in History

by David Pruitt   (The Alestle)  On July 16 and 17, John Caupert, director of SIUE’s National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, met with USDA officials about a new process the NCERC

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Relaxing RFS Mandate May Not Have Desired Effect

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  First – he says the flexibility built into the RFS allowing obligated parties to carry over blending credits from previous years significantly lowers the economic

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Groups Say CAFE Standards Could Stymie Biofuels Industry

by  Amanda Peterka (Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Proposed fuel economy standards could hamper the U.S. biofuels industry, a coalition of rural energy proponents and farm organizations said yesterday. In comments filed with

July 26, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

DOE Biofuels Videos Available Online

(US Department of Energy)Lab Creates DOE ‘Breakthrough’ Video Highlighting Biofuels Research   Breaking down high-energy plants, such as switchgrass and miscanthus, cheaply and efficiently — and turning them into advanced

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Pursuing Abundance: USDA, DOE Invest $41M to Drive Biofuels Feedstock Yields, Diversification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The recent focus on drought, and the scarcity scare, shows that diversification and yield enhancement remain the bioeconomy’s chief weapons in the war on availability

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels Development Conference October 2-3, 2012 Washington, DC

  Aviation Biofuels Development Conference    October 2-3, 2012  Washington, DC

The Aviation Biofuels Development Conference is custom built to meet the specific challenges faced in the alternative aviation fuel market. If you are a biofuels producer, commercial airline executive, fuel

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

The Wizard of O’s: Oxygen – the Albatross around Biomass’ Neck, or a Secret Weapon for the Bio-Based Vanguard?

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  …The movement towards replacing the whole barrel of oil got some momentum just in the past 2-3 years in senior US bioenergy decision-making circles. To some

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University of Dayton Building $850K Outdoor Algae Lab

by Dave Larsen (Dayton Daily News)  The facility will be used to develop advanced jet fuels for Air Force. The University of Dayton Research Institute will start construction July 9

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Forget First to Market

by Luke Geiver (Biomass Magazine)  Being first on the scene is beneficial in many markets, but advanced biofuels may not be one of them. …“Being first to market and establishing

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10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of the Future 2013” January 21 -23, 2013 Berlin, Germany

  10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of the Future 2013”   January 21 -23, 2013    Berlin, Germany

The German BioEnergy Association (BBE) and the Union for the Promotion of Oilseeds and Protein Plants (UFOP) cordially invite paper proposals for the 10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Agrivida Launches Field Trials to Test Modified Corn Stover

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Massachusetts-based Agrivida Inc. is conducting the first year of USDA-permitted field trials to grow corn that has been engineered to include enzymes in the

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Multiple Coproducts Needed to Establish Cellulosic Ethanol Industry

by Arthur Kollaras, Paul Koutouridis, Mary Biddy and James D. McMillan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Feed yeast, green coal contribute to bottom line …History shows that once an industry is established,

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

The Global Energy Market Welcomes US

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …To sum it up: it’s a big world and a world that is growing increasingly hungry for clean, domestically produced energy. The opportunities abound

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Octane: What's in Your Fuel?

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Minimum octane rating decisions could greatly impact ethanol’s future market opportunities At a time when ethanol’s high-octane rating is touted as its most valuable

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Dropping Water Use: Ethanol Producers Balance Cost and Conservation When Reducing Consumption

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The results of a Google search of the words ethanol and water use are varied and interesting. Some of the information is up-to-date and

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

ASTM Committee Sanctions New Voluntary No.1-B Grade for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …A new voluntary No. 1-B grade for biodiesel (B100) passed the ASTM D2 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants this past spring and the results were

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

RINtrust Program Formed as RFS2 Engineering Review Deadline Nears

by Frazier Barnes & Associates (Biodiesel Magazine)  RIN fraud and RIN verification have emerged as key factors in a biodiesel plant’s viability as evidenced by the recent lawsuits for invalid

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Former Absolute Fuels CEO Arrested, Criminal Proceedings Begin

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Criminal proceedings are underway against Jeffrey David Gunselman, former CEO of Texas-based Absolute Fuels, in U.S. District Court as Judge Sam Cummings filed an official

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

KiOR Renewable Gasoline Will Fuel Cars This Year

by Luke Geiver (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has granted KiOR Inc. the necessary permit to sell renewable cellulosic gasoline

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Groups Square off on RFS

by John Maday (Cattlenetwork.com)  The renewable fuel standard, which mandates expanding use of ethanol for fuel, always has been a

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

NAA's 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Networking Workshop October 19-20, 2012 The Woodlands, TX

  NAA's 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae Production Growing, Harvesting and Extraction Networking Workshop  October 19-20, 2012   The Woodlands, TX

The National Algae Association is the first non-profit algae production trade association in the US.  To continue the fast-track commercialization

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

iDiverse Discovers Yeast Gene that Increases Fuel Ethanol Production Yield

(PR NewsWire)  iDiverse announced that it has discovered a yeast gene that when inserted into yeast and properly modulated can

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Expansion in Central America and the Myth of Vacant Land

(World Watch Institute/Environmental News Network)  …In response to global criticisms that biofuels drive deforestation and threaten food security, Central American

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

IN FOCUS: Lufthansa Details Biofuel Strategy

by Michael Gubisch (FlightGlobal/Flight International)  …Between 15 July and 27 December 2011, Lufthansa deployed a newly delivered Airbus A321 (registration

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New S50 Biofuel from Glycerol, Vegetable Oils, Animal fats or Used Cooking Oil

(Innoget.com) IUCT has developed a technology to produce different biofuels in biodiesel plants and oleochemical production facilities. Our technology is

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

New Database from NREL Makes Costs of Energy Technologies More Transparent

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  A new web application collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A Coming Revolution in Crop Yields during Times of Drought?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here we are, some 30+ years into the era of genetic modification of crops. The

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Study Supports Need to Reform Ethanol Production Mandate

(National Chicken Council)  In response to a new economic study on the impact of corn ethanol production on food prices

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

How Cellulosic is Rising from Corn: Investing in Cellulosic Production Could Improve Profit Gargins at Corn Ethanol Plants

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The once futuristic vision of integrating traditional and second-generation ethanol facilities appears more attainable

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Testing for Traces

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Studies examine antibiotics in DDGS, whether it contributes to antibiotic resistance in animals Are the

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

2nd Annual Renewable Chemicals October 18–19, 2012 Houston, Texas.

  2nd Annual Renewable Chemicals  October 18–19, 2012  Houston, Texas.

Sugar as the New Crude Oil, Fueling a Growing Chemicals Industry Where are the Key Developments Taking Place in Bio-based

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

World Future Energy Summit 2013 January 15-17 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  World Future Energy Summit  2013   January 15-17   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 will bring together global leaders in policy, technology and business to discuss the

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition March 12-14, 2013 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition   March 12-14, 2013  Rotterdam, The Netherlands

“Honestly, I don’t know what you could do better.” Rockwell Automation Adjust and Adapt: The biofuels industry is at a

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Use in Competition, and in Getting to the Track

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  What does a U.S.-based NASCAR hauler with solar panels have in common with a championship

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels – Financing and Funding July 26, 2012 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT Free Webinar

  Aviation Biofuels – Financing and Funding  July 26, 2012 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT  Free Webinar

The price of jet fuel is set to rise over the coming decade and as it does, the economic case

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Ineos Completes Construction of US Biorefinery JV Project

(Platts)  Construction of Ineos’ $130 million biorefinery joint venture project in the US has been completed, with production expected to

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Supporters of Higher-Ethanol Fuels Frustrated

(PressConnects.com)  When President Barack Obama moved into the White House in 2009, E15 — a higher blend of ethanol and

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Biomass West & Central Africa Congress October 4-5, 2012 Accra, Ghana

  Biomass West & Central Africa Congress    October 4-5, 2012    Accra, Ghana

Following the success of the 1st Biomass West & Central Africa Congress last year, the 2nd Congress is returning to

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Seafaring Biofuels: Finding the Right Fuel for the Fleet

by Ysabel Yates (Renewable Energy World)  …For the next two years, Rolf Reitz and his team will be developing a model

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

The University of Murcia Biodiesel Obtained by Green Chemistry

(Expansion.com)  Murcia University research has developed a process which allows the production of biodiesel in a single step and continuously

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Replacing the Whole Barrel of Oil and the Need for Biobased Chemicals Policy Now

by Stephen J. Gatto (Biofuels Digest/Myriant)  Post Kitty Hawk: 2012 and Beyond: Overwhelming Evidence in Support of Replacing the Whole

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Soybean Farmers Support Biotechnology in EU

by Colleen Scherer (AG Professional)  Soybean farmers in the United States have joined forces with other soybean farmers in Argentina, Brazil,

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Verenium Corporation And Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Celebrate The Grand Opening Of A New State-of-the-art Biotechnology Facility

(Verenium)  Verenium Corporation, a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, and Alexandria Real Estate

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Arcata Approves Biodiesel Facility Giuntoli Plant Approved Despite Neighborhood Concerns

by Grant Scott-Goforth (Times-Standard)  The Arcata Planning Commission recently have final approval to a plan for a biodiesel facility on Giuntoli

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference August 8 – 9, 2012 Jackson, Mississippi.

  Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference    August 8 – 9, 2012 Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi State University Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC) and the Mississippi Biomass Renewable Energy Council (MBREC) are partnering this year

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'Green Strike Group' Offers Point of Pride, Not Political Divisiveness

(25 x ’25)  As the “green strike group” makes its way through the waters of the Pacific Rim this week,

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ACORE Convenes Transportation And Renewable Energy Industry

(ACORE) Leaders from across the country in the transportation and renewable energy sectors convened at an American Council On Renewable

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

National Ad Campaign Takes off Showcasing America’s Advanced Biofuel

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  …As the U.S. biodiesel industry shows in its just-launched ad campaign, biodiesel is here, now. This

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Agri Innovation Forum December 5 & 6, 2012 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  Agri Innovation Forum    December 5 & 6, 2012    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Global Opportunity.  Growth Markets.  Industry Reinvention “REINVENTING EVERYTHING – THE RELENTLESS DRIVE TO BUILD THE NEW AGRICULTURAL BIO ECONOMY” The Agri

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Industry in High Gear to Secure Critical Federal Policy Decision

by Anne Steckel  (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) …Starting this year, the RFS calls for a minimum of 1 billion gallons

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels Brazil Webinar August 21, 2012 11amET

  Aviation Biofuels Brazil Webinar   August 21, 2012  11amET

Three expert speakers will give short presentations focusing on different aspects of the Brazilian Green Aviation Fuel market. You can

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) Announced Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) Winner of 2012 Marketing Award

(Railway Association of Canada)  The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today announced that Central Manitoba Railway (CEMR) has been chosen as the

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

A Collaborative Approach: Companies in Portland, Ore., Cooperate to Vertically Integrate Feedstock, Production and Distribution Infrastructure

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …A new project underway by three companies in Portland focuses on the co-location of grease

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Minnesota Roadmap: Recommendations for BioIndustrial Processing

This report is designed to provide a pathway to accelerate the industry’s development. The report details factors influencing the development

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Texas Studies Energy Benefits of Algae Fuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A recent study at the University of Texas at Austin demonstrates that it is theoretically possible to

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Yulex Corp and Cooper Tire Receive $6.9 Million USDA Grant

(PRWeb)  Yulex Corporation, as part of a consortium headed by Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, announced today that the U.S.

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

BIO Says Petroleum Refining Organizations Lying to Congress in Anti-Renewable Fuel Standard Campaign

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Industrial &

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Branson on Biofuels

(IFC.org/Handshake)  Innovator outlines the future of sustainable air travel.  READ MORE  and MORE (Destinasian.com) and MORE (Virgin.com)

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Baby vs Bathwater: When Does Budget Prudence Tip over into Energy Shortsightism?

Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest)  …The Navy doesn’t go to war, or even a war simulation, with unproven technology. That sends

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Are IPOs Good for Early-Stage Companies and Advanced Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  The Yes view.   In addition to the IPO event itself, IPOs enable companies to

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Clariant Inaugurates Germany Cellulose Ethanol Pilot Plant

by Franco Capaldo (ICIS.com)  Clariant has inaugurated a new cellulose ethanol pilot plant in the Bavarian town of Straubing, Germany, the Swiss specialty chemicals company

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Drought Impacts Ethanol Production

by Seth Slabaugh  (The Star Press) … “High corn prices driven by the drought have caused some ethanol plants to temporarily

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Commends Court for RFS Ruling

by Growth Energy/Renewable Fuels Association (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …(T)he U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

SEMO Opens New Biofuels Research Field in Sikeston

by Jill Bock  (Standard Democrat/Southeast Missourian)  …Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted a grand opening ceremony for its

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

CLAIM: The Obama Administration Is Forcing the U.S. Navy to Use Unproven Biofuels.

(Energy FactCheck)  FACT:  1.  The U.S. Navy’s biofuel initiative began in 2006 when President George W. Bush’s Defense Secretary, Donald

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Solazyme and Gevo Inc. Part Of Pentagon Effort To Switch To Biofuels

by Marcus Stern   (Reuters)  * Republicans call green fleet program too expensive  * Pentagon says biofuels costs will drop

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Korea Feed Group Asks U.S. To Curb Corn, Soybean Use In Biofuel

by Jae Hur (Bloomberg)  South Korea’s top grain importer has urged the U.S. to consider cutting the use of corn

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

EM Biofuels Announces Rollout of RINPlus(TM)

(MarketWatch)  A Proprietary Renewable Identification Number (RIN) Assurance Program EM Biofuels, LLC announced today the rollout of RINPlus(TM), a proprietary,

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

The 2012 London Olympics, Biofuels-Style: BP to Showcase Its Three Most Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the 2012 Summer Games approach, BP Biofuels launches its showcase for cellulosic ethanol, renewable

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels' Influence Counters Big Oil Money

by Christopher Doering (ArgusLeader.com)  Political muscle can help S.D. protect stake in renewable energy Big oil and natural gas companies

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Can Biofuels Really Make a Nation Safer?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“It didn’t take long to figure out,” he (Dan Nolan, a retired US Army Colonel

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Microalgae ‘Bulging with Biofuel Potential’

(Stock Journal) MISA researchers from SARDI have isolated and evaluated a ‘super strain’ of a native microalgae species that could

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Cooking Waste Converted into Biodiesel for Schoolbuses

by Kan Yean Thoong  (The Star)   TWENTY secondary schools and two universities in Selangor will be participating in the

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

FARNBOROUGH: Canada Advances Biofuel Testing with Dassault Falcon 20 and Vintage T-33 Trainer

(FlightGlobal)  The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has for the first time conducted biofuel test flights using chase aircraft

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

How Joule May Turn Biofuels Upside Down

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But some of the most interesting work being done today at Joule Unlimited is of

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Perry Hall Man Convicted in Biodiesel Fraud Case

by Timothy B. Wheeler (Baltimore Sun)  A federal jury convicted a Perry Hall man Monday of wire fraud and money laundering

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Designing Microbes that Make Energy-Dense Biofuels without Sugar

(R&D Magazine)  With metabolically engineered microorganisms hungry for levulinic acid rather than sugar, a University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) chemical and

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Student Finds New Way of Turning Plastic into Biofuel

by Rasha Dewedar  (SciDev.net)   A method for generating biofuel by breaking down plastics using a low-cost catalyst will be developed further in the

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Hybrid, Hyperlocal: 5 Paths of the New Fuel Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We think that the emergence of a long-term, low-cost natural gas source will ultimately break

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

US Annual Energy Outlook 2012 published by EIA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook for 2012. Among

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Invests in Innovation in St. Marys

(MarketWire)  An investment of $1.86 million by the Government of Canada will help two Canadian businesses grow their operations and

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

AEC Biofuel Teamwork Urged

(Bankok Post)  Thailand is being urged to step up joint development and know-how exchanges with Malaysia and Indonesia on ethanol

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers Convert 'Beer' into a Better-than-Ethanol Biofuel

by Anne Ju (Cornell Chronicle)  At Cornell, researchers are turning beer into biofuel. It’s not the beer that’s good to

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Find a Home within the U.S. Coast Guard

by Alicia Moore (HydrogenFuelNews.com)  …The U.S. Coast Guard has also taken a keen interest in biofuels, using them to power

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

PCA: Coconut Supply Enough for 5% Coco-Biodiesel Blend

by Paul Anthony a. Isla  (BusinessMirror.com)  THE Philippines has sufficient coconut supply to support up to a 5-percent coco methyl

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Start-Up Opts for Natural Gas Fuel Conversion

by David Worthington (SmartPlanet.com)  The allure of cheap nature gas has altered the course of a New Jersey biofuel start-up’s

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Innovative Pilot and Demonstration Scale Production of Advanced Biofuels

(US Department of Energy)  The intent of this FOA is to identify, evaluate, and select innovative pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

RFI – Enhanced Algal Biofuel Intermediate Yields (EABIY)

(US Department of Energy)  The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is solely to solicit input for DOE consideration

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Death Valley Days: The Biofuels Financing Saga

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As bio-based companies race across the Valley of Death, in the dash for scale, who’s

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Louisiana Biofuels & Bioprocessing (LIBBi) Summit September 11-12, 2012 Baton Rouge, LA

  Louisiana Biofuels & Bioprocessing (LIBBi) Summit   September 11-12, 2012   Baton Rouge, LA

The LSU AgCenter will host the Louisiana Biofuels and Bioprocessing Summit September 11-12, 2012. Building a Business Case for Louisiana.

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Australian Navy Goes Green with New US Biofuel Deal

by Brendan Nicholson (The Australian)  THE Royal Australian Navy has taken a major step towards “greening” its warships and aircraft

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

More Access to Advanced Biofuels Becoming an Issue of National Security

(MultiService.com)  Advanced biofuels are gaining popularity throughout the United States thanks to their financial and environmental benefits. Domestic biofuels can

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The 6 Big Myths of Military Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In this context we’d like to examine assertions made in a feature story on the

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

#GreatGreenFleet: SECNAV, CNO Visit Nimitz For Great Green Fleet Demonstration

by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan A. Colon (USS Nimitz Public Affairs/America’s Navy)  The Secretary of the Navy, the

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Coskata Switches Focus from Biomass to Natural Gas; to Raise $100M in Natgas-Oriented Private Placement

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Coskata, looking at CAPEX opportunities, political uncertainty, and the investor climate — switches to an

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazil Builds Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

(Herald Sun)  The world’s first industrial plant producing biofuels from seaweed will be built in the northeastern Brazilian state of

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers: LCFS Would Help America

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  During a bipartisan briefing on Capitol Hill, researchers from six institutions advocated that adopting a national

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Powers Given Another Month in Quest for Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Financing

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  Powers Energy of America remained in breach of contract with Lake County’s solid waste

July 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects A California company has come up with

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Patent Issued For Lignin-Solvent Process

(JustMeans.com)  A patent that opens the door for the creation of biofuels from abundantly available plant fiber has been issued

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Senators Gird for Fight over U.S. Navy's 'Green Fleet'

by Roberta Rampton and Susan Cornwell (Reuters)  U.S. senators who support the Pentagon’s push to expand its use of biofuels said

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

RFA Continues Sturgis Sponsorship

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The 72nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD is August 6-12 and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Researcher Aims to Create Biofuel from Pulp Waste

(CBC News)  Lakehead University professor receives grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council …Lakehead University professor Pedram Fatehi said

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Growing Biodiesel from Local Fields

(Citizen-Times)  Farmers, area restaurants and energy-conscious drivers could benefit from a pilot program to develop homegrown biofuels in the mountains.

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Push in Congress to Ban Biofuels in Military Has Big Long-Term Costs

by Norman Seip (Christian Science Monitor)  The US armed services is working hard to wean itself off of fossil fuels

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Building Opportunity: New Tax Credits in Florida Aim to Incent Economic Development and Job Creation Through Biofuel Infrastructure Investments

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Specifically, the bill provides a sales tax refund for materials used in the distribution of

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance, Renewable Fuels Association Release Ethanol, Drought Myth-Busting Reports

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance published a note “to once again clear up

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Dynamic Recycling LLC Could Locate in Bristol Tennessee

by Rober Brown (Bristol Herald Courier/Tricities.com)  Bristol, Va., officials might have turned down the relocation of an ethanol plant in

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

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