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Initial Positioning of Biofuels in North Carolina Counties

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Gaining large biofuels production capacity across the state will require realistic juncture of feedstocks and production technologies. Grown or secured from waste materials, feedstocks must

August 31, 2012 Read Full Article

The Lowdown on Making Jet Fuel and Diesel from Biomass

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest/Consumer Energy Report)  Distillates are petroleum products that includes diesel, jet fuel, and fuel oil. Renewable distillates may be categorized as substitutes or drop-in replacements. The

August 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Fly the Bio Skies: 10 Milestones in the Summer of Aviation biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …But in many respects, its been a summer about aviation biofuels – starting with the demonstration of the US Navy’s Green Strike Group and

August 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Teaching a Microbe to Make Fuel

by David L. Chandler (MIT News)   Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel. A humble soil bacterium called Ralstonia eutrophahas a natural tendency,

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Announce Megainversión to Generate Biofuels

(El Universal)  Biofuel producers announced the investment of over $ 100 million to plant oilseeds and grasses that will be employed in the industry biocumbustible whose consumption is increasing in

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel in Wastewater Treatment – Interactive Web Conference September 13th, 11:00 – 12:30 PM EDT; 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM BST

  Algae Biofuel in Wastewater Treatment – Interactive Web Conference  September 13th, 11:00 – 12:30 PM EDT; 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM BST

Algae Biofuel in Wastewater Treatment-Market Potential, Current State of the Art and Future Directions About 10 years ago, algal biofuel was a hot topic, but not a viable source of

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Tulare Plant Exploring Algae for Jet Fuel

by Ben Keller  (The Business Journal Now)  The wastewater from Tulare County dairy operations may soon be used to power jets zooming overhead thanks to a brand new facility converting

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Israel’s Univerve Working to Commercialize Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine) new company from Tel Aviv, Israel, called Univerve is working to turn algae into a clean third-generation renewable fuel. Ohad Zuckerman, the CEO and co-founder of Univerve in 2009, is

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Proposed Canadian Plant Gains Approval, Local Community Objects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The community of Oshawa, Ontario is taking action against the recent approval of a proposed ethanol plant. On Aug. 9, the Oshawa Port Authority

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Novozymes, Terranol Partner on Yeast to Boost Biofuels Industry

by Sally Bakewell (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Novozymes A/S (NZYMB) agreement to market Terranol A/S’s yeast technology as the world’s biggest maker of enzymes seeks to make biofuels from energy crops and agricultural

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Beyond the Biofuel-bashing Editorials: Ethanol Really Reduces Prices at the Pump

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  The following editorial was submitted to the Wall Street Journal, but was rejected by the Editorial Features Staff. Beyond the Biofuel-bashing Editorials: Ethanol Really Reduces Prices

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Functional Characterization of the Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) R2R3-MYB Transcription Factor PvMYB4 for Improvement of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Hui Shen, Xianzhi He, Charleson R. Poovaiah, Wegi A. Wuddineh, Junying Ma, David G. J. Mann, Huanzhong Wang,  Lisa Jackson, Yuhong Tang, C. Neal Stewart Jr, Fang Chen, Richard A. Dixon (New Phytologist) The major obstacle for bioenergy production from switchgrass

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Genetic Manipulation of Lignin Reduces Recalcitrance and Improves Ethanol Production from Switchgrass

by Chunxiang Fu,  Jonathan R. Mielenz, Xirong Xiao, Yaxin Ge, Choo Y. Hamilton,  Miguel Rodriguez, Jr.,  Fang Chen, Marcus Foston,  Arthur Ragauskas, Joseph Bouton, Richard A. Dixon, and Zeng-Yu Wang  (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)   Switchgrass

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Salicylic Acid Mediates the Reduced Growth of Lignin Down-Regulated Plants

Lina Gallego-Giraldo, Luis Escamilla-Trevino,  Lisa A. Jackson, and Richard A. Dixon (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)   Down-regulation of the enzyme hydroxycinnamoyl CoA: shikimate hydroxycinnamoyl transferase (HCT) in thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Mutation of WRKY Transcription Factors Initiates Pith Secondary Wall Formation and Increases Stem Biomass in Dicotyledonous Plants

Huanzhong Wang,  Utku Avci,  Jin Nakashima,  Michael G. Hahn, Fang Chen, and Richard A. Dixon (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  Stems of dicotyledonous plants consist of an outer epidermis, a

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

What Does a Brazilian Ethanol Producer Weigh?

by Nick Cressey (Green Power Conferences/World Biofuels Markets News)  I am a Brazilian ethanol refinery. I am not very big but I am happy and I make a comfortable profit.

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Completes First Phase of Its Microbial Oil Pilot Plant

(Neste Oil Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has completed the first phase of its project to build a pilot plant for producing microbial oil. Construction of the plant is on-schedule and

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Engineers Pursue Flexible Electronics, Self-folding Structures and Controlled Photosynthesis on a Grand Scale

(National Science Foundation)  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced 15 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) grants for fiscal year 2012, awarding nearly $30 million to 68 investigators

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Michigan Tech Leads International Study of Social, Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Production

by Jennifer Donovan  (Michigan Tech News)  Is it possible to develop and produce biofuels in a sustainable way, without harming people or the environment?  What policies need to be put in

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

UC Riverside Developing Biofuel Formulations for California

by Sean Nealon  (UCR Today)  Research supports several California measures that aim to increase the use of renewable fuels and reduce greenhouse gases Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Kitchen Grease Haulers Now Required to Register with Maryland Department of Agriculture

(Southern Maryland Online)   Kitchen grease may not seem high on the list of valuable items a thief might steal, but the practice has become so widespread and potentially dangerous that

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ethanol Exports to U.S. Likely to Grow – Datagro

by Reese Ewing  (Reuters Africa)  Exports of Brazilian ethanol to the U.S. market are likely to grow, while still allowing Brazil to increase its blend of the biofuel in gasoline

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA, DOT Finalize Fuel Efficiency Rule, Address Biofuel Comments

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation finalized new fuel efficiency standards on Aug. 28. The new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Discovery of Plant Gene Lays Groundwork for Improved Biofuel Processing

by James Hataway (UGA Today)  Since 2007, researchers at the BioEnergy Science Center, one of three Department of Energy-funded research centers, have partnered to figure out how to break down

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Proposed Rule “National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter”: Urban Air Initiative Comments

(Urban Air Initiative) From a letter to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, August 30, 2012:  Urban Air Initiative (UAI) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Agency’s proposal

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Online Courses: New Stanford Certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Name of Provider: Stanford University- Stanford Center for Professional Development  Name of Course: New Stanford Certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Part of a Certificate Program Course description:  Take

August 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Fuel-Economy Rule Gives Sweeteners To Honda, Tesla

by Angela Greiling Keane (Bloomberg)  Honda Motor Co. (7267), which last year complained that a proposed fuel-economy rule was unfair to non- U.S. automakers, got a boost when the final

August 29, 2012 Read Full Article

South Dakota’s Biofuels and Economic Boom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  South Dakota has become one of the fastest-growing states in the US, at the same time as it has achieved energy independence through development of

August 29, 2012 Read Full Article

2nd Annual Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit September 7, 2012 Sonoma, CA

  2nd Annual Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit    September 7, 2012    Sonoma, CA

Through its Accelerating Sustainable Performance program, the raceway has established itself as a North American hub for emerging technologies related to sustainability and performance in motor sports. Whether it’s a

August 29, 2012 Read Full Article

25x’25 Statement on the Obama Administration’s Final 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

(25 x ’25)  The 25x’25 Alliance’s preliminary review of the final rule outlining 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards reveals

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

2012 United Biofuels of America Sustainable Energy Conference November 7-10 Costa Rica

  2012 United Biofuels of America Sustainable Energy Conference   November 7-10  Costa Rica

Planned Topics Addressed Jatropha Market Potential Opportunities for achieving commercial success of jatropha production Production costs and environmental impacts Oil characteristics Latest status of research and development Plantation & Cultivation

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

White House Finalizes 2025 'Historic' Fuel Rules for Automakers

by David Shephardson  (Detroit News)   The Obama administration has finalized the landmark 2017-25 fuel economy rules that will nearly double the efficiency of the nation’s cars and trucks over

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA’s 2017-2025 Light Duty Vehicle Rule Discourages Alternative Fuel Use

by Boyden Gray & Associates (25 x ’25)   While there are a number of obstacles impeding further growth in alternative energy, few are as critical as the joint EPA/NHTSA

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

New West Memphis Center Leads Push to Renewable Energy

by Wayne Risher  (The Commercial Appeal/Equities.com)  Mid-South Community College officials are betting East Arkansas has what it takes to be a leader in alternative fuels: Fertile fields, a world-class transportation

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Stays in Gasoline Even If Mandate Ends

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Ethanol, the best-performing energy commodity this year, is cheaper than gasoline, encouraging refiners to use the biofuel even if President Barack Obama’s administration ends a

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Research: Possibilities Still Growing at University of Georgia

(Ledger-Enquirer)  …Researchers at the University of Georgia may be close to finding it. A report by Susan Mittleman on Georgia Public Broadcasting and transcribed on the Public Broadcasting Atlanta website

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards/ Consumer Savings Comparable to Lowering Price of Gasoline by $1 Per Gallon by 2025

(Environmental Protection Agency/The White House)  The Obama Administration today finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Kudos to Chemtex

by Susanne Retka Schill   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In one of those interesting ironies of renewable fuels, Chemtex’s North Carolina proposed cellulosic ethanol project puts a sector of the hog industry rooting

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Specialty Equipment Market Association Slams Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), has slammed ethanol saying it opposes the use of E15 based on scientific evidence that it causes corrosion with incompatible parts.

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Hits Back over Food Price Claims

(EurActiv)  Europe’s biofuel producers are hitting back at claims that they are at fault for this summer’s high food prices and challenge assertions that crops grown for fuel production are a threat

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

In the Year 2025: Cars and Trucks Are Going To Get Great Gas Mileage

by Josh Vorhees (Slate)  The Obama administration is set today to formally sign off on its latest round of strict new fuel-efficiency standards for the nation’s cars and trucks later.

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Wall Street Transcript Interview with Pavel Molchanov of Raymond James (RJF): Niche Opportunities in Solar Energy and Biofuels Despite Sector Headwinds

(Yahoo! Finance/Wall Street Transcript)  …In the following excerpt from the Utilities, Alternative Energy and Water Services Report, an expert analyst from Raymond James discusses the outlook for selected alternative energy stocks:

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Lobby Asks Obama to Keep US Ethanol Mandate Amid Drought

(Platts)  Eight groups representing a cross section of the US biofuels industry asked the White House on Monday to keep the ethanol mandate in place, despite governors’ calls to shrink

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Urbee – The Documentary

(Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association)  We’ve mentioned Urbee here before; unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ll know that this exciting made in Manitoba green vehicle has been making headlines in recent

August 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference January 28-30, 2013 Phoenix, AZ

  Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   January 28-30, 2013   Phoenix, AZ

What is EUEC? EUEC 2013 is the 16th annual energy, utility and environment conference held the end of January of each year, in Arizona since 1995. EUEC is the USA’s

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

A Waiver that Wouldn’t Be Wise

by Adam Monroe (News Observer)  Last week Gov. Beverly Perdue filed a waiver request for the Renewable Fuel Standard, one of the nation’s most successful energy policies and of critical

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioengineered Bacteria Pump Out Fuel for Cars

(Innovation News Daily)  A humble soil bacteria has become a genetically engineered factory capable of making fuel for cars. But the project still has to get out of the lab and scale

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Can Ethanol Cut Foreign Oil Imports?

by Ken Silverstein (Forbes)  …By most standards, the hope that is such first-generation fuel additives are supplanted by next-generation ones, or those produced from cellulose. Worth it? Such fibers are

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Growers Funding Blender Pumps

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Nebraska corn growers are on a mission to get more blender pumps installed in their state, especially in the larger cities. Kim Clark, director of biofuels

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Researchers Look to Refuel Ethanol

by Adam Wilmoth (News OK)  The extended drought has reduced the country’s corn supply and driven up corn costs, affecting the price of ethanol and gasoline. Oklahoma researchers are working

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Methylation by a Unique α-class N4-Cytosine Methyltransferase Is Required for DNA Transformation of Caldicellulosiruptor bescii DSM6725

by Daehwan Chung, Joel Farkas, Jennifer R. Huddleston, Estefania Olivar, Janet Westpheling  (PLoS ONE)  Thermophilic microorganisms capable of using complex substrates offer special advantages for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and bioproducts. Members

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Group: Big Oil Also behind Ethanol Waiver Requests

by Zack Coleman (The Hill/E2Wire)  …Monte Shaw, executive director with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, credits the uptick in gubernatorial and congressional interest to oil groups viewing 2013 as the

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Imports under Scrutiny by the EU

The European Commission has today published its decision to proceed to the registration of ethanol imports coming from the USA by issuing a new regulation (n°771/2012)1. The decision comes in

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Minnesota: The Bioeconomy’s “Get it Done, Make it Happen State”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You see, other states can match Minnesota for its wealth of agricultural and forest resources (though ample they are), or its foundational base in agriculture

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy's Commercial Demonstration Algae-to-Energy Facility Now Operational

(PR NewsWire/Sapphire Energy)   Initial Phase of World’s First Green Crude Farm Completed On Time and On Budget Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: US and Brazil Bilateral Collaboration on Biofuels

Presentation by Helena Chum (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) US led by its State Department, and Brazil led by Department of Energy of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, have entered into

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: CleanStar Mozambique – A Case Study

Presentation by Sagun Saxena (CleanStar Ventures) CleanStar is an early stage developer of sustainable food and energy ventures with a global presence. Strength lies in finance, technology and local execution

August 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Breakthrough Process for Making Renewable Jet Fuel, Diesel and Gasoline at Costs Competitive to Fossil Fuels Is Ready to Begin Commercial Scale-up Phase

(Business Wire/AlphaJet)  …Having successfully demonstrated its cost-effective catalytic process for making jet fuel, diesel and high-octane gasoline from renewable plant oils or animal fats, AliphaJet is beginning its commercial scale-up

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

SoCalGas, Scripps to Develop Algae Carbon Capture

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Issue Brief: Renewable Biomass Can Help Reduce U.S. Petroleum Dependence: Farm Bill Energy Programs Are Key

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Renewable biomass has a significant potential to improve U.S. energy security, advance rural economic development and energy security, protect and restore water quality

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Approval Boost to Scottish Oilseeds

(The Bioenergy Site)  NFU Scotland and Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) have welcomed the announcement that the European Commission has accepted

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

AFS BioOil Is on Track to Produce Biodiesel at $2 per Gallon in a Commercial System.

(MarketWatch/AFS BioOil)  AFS BioOil has announced that initial tests conducted by the company since startup of the system confirm that

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Minn. Biodiesel Plant First to Pass RIN Integrity Network Audit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Minnesota Soybean Processors is the first biodiesel plant to pass Genscape’s RIN Integrity Network audit. …

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Agricultural Commodity Prices

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  IEEP, the Institute for European Environmental Policy, has produced a review of the evidence base on the impacts of

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

NAA Announces Breakthrough in New Algae Production Growing System

(Algae News/National Algae Association)  National Algae Association is pleased to announce a new commercial production growing system has been developed

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Soybean Quality, Yield Susceptible to Manmade Materials in Soil

(National Science Foundation/Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials—now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

A Value Proposition for Success in the Local Grease Market

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Jeff Rola of Go Bio is a grease collector in central Oregon who has beaten

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Jon Van Gerpen: Looking at the Biodiesel Process in a New Way

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  “There are a lot of things we don’t know about the biodiesel process.” This is

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Meanwhile, the Next Generation Advanced Biofuels Industry Is Scaling Up

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Cleaner, more sustainable, more climate-friendly, more affordable advanced biofuels are closer to reality than many

August 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Now Coalition Pushes for New Farm Bill

(Delta Farm Press)  A coalition of 39 of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations has formed in an effort to raise public

August 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Microbial Engineering for the Production of Advanced Biofuels

by Pamela P. Peralta-Yahya, Fuzhong Zhang, Stephen B. del Cardayre, Jay D. Keasling (Nature)  Advanced biofuels produced by microorganisms have similar properties to petroleum-based

August 24, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Africa's Water-Bioenergy Nexus Ensuring Sustainable Water Management in Africa's Biofuel Sector

(Pangea)  Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) published a new report, Africa’s Water-Bioenergy Nexus. Ensuring Sustainable Water Management in Africa’s

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Aemetis Announces Renewable Jet and Diesel Fuel Technology License Agreement With Chevron Lummus Global

(Business Wire/Aemetis)  Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process licensed by Aemetis to produce 100% drop-in renewable jet and diesel fuels from plant oils

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Waste Management and Renmatix Announce Agreement to Explore Conversion of Urban Waste to Low-Cost Cellulosic Sugar

(Renmatix)  Companies embark on program to explore viability of MSW as inputs for PlantroseTM process Waste Management, Inc.
, the leading

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa Aims for Next-Gen Biofuels Leadership: 18 Hot Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In our investigations in Iowa this week, we noted 6 trends worth carefully watching, which

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Romney's Support of Biofuels, Bioenergy Is too Vague

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney issued a white paper outlining his energy policy this week.

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Mitt Romney Says Plan Will Achieve North American Energy Independence by 2020

by Philip Rucker (The Washington Post)  …While Romney stressed the idea of independence, the plan relies heavily on imports from

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

St. Cloud State University Teams up with Minnesota Business to Grow, Study Algae

by Dave Aeikens  (St. Cloud Times)  In the basement of Brown Hall at St. Cloud State University, specially-designed water tanks

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Entrepreneurs Cook Up Biodiesel Formula for a Greener Windsor

by Phoebe Ho (MetroNews)  With barely any background in chemistry, a University of Windsor nursing grad and her business partner spent

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazil Will Import U.S. Ethanol If Fuel Mix Raised, Bunge Says

by  Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Brazil, the biggest ethanol producer after the U.S., will have to import the biofuel if authorities

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers Seek New Strains for Biofuels

by Adam Stone (Defense News)  With the U.S. Navy spending an increasing amount of cash on alternative energy — including

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Waiver May Lower Corn But Raise Gas Prices

by Bertha Coombs (CNBC)  Calls are growing to suspend the federal ethanol production mandate next year, as the worst drought

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Arkansas at Monticello Scientists Receive National Science Foundation Grant; Research May Impact Biofuels Industry

(My Monticello News)  The study of microscopic algae may seem to have little practical application to those unfamiliar with the

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Chemtex Lands $99M USDA Loan Guarantee for North Carolina Cellulosic Biofuels Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In North Carolina, Chemtex announced that it has received a $99 million conditional loan guarantee

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Missouri Organizes for Energy Independence

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Like many states (or countries) that have limited oil reserves or reserves that are economically

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Request for Comment on Letters Seeking a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On August 20, 2012, EPA issued a request for comment on letters seeking a waiver of the

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol RINs Slide on Waiver Fears

by Janet McGurty  (Reuters) Renewable fuel credit prices fell across the board on Tuesday as fears of an ethanol waiver

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Queen's Researcher Looks for Key to Improve Biofuel Production

Alison Shouldice (The Whig)  Piecing together “molecular Lego” is helping Queen’s University researchers explore more efficient ways of producing biofuels.

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Independence Comes to Nebraska

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Recently, with the boom in drilling operations in Wyoming and Colorado in the Niobrara shale

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Berkeley Lab Scientists Develop New Way to Study Inner-Workings of Algae Cells

by Dan Krotz  (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Molecular transporter could advance development of algae-based biofuels, pharmaceuticals Scientists from the U.S.

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Army Examines Smaller, Flex-Fuel Generators

by Adam Stone  (Defense News)  The U.S. Army is testing new power packs that could run on virtually any fuel,

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa City Trash Could Become Ethanol

By Gregg Hennigan (KCRG.com)  Iowa City is considering participating in a trash-to-ethanol project that could result in an 80-percent reduction

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Local Business Saves Money with E85

(KSFY.com)   …A local family fun park is trying to beat these costs. They’re the first in the U.S. to

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Kansas Drivers Have New E15 Retail Station

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Drivers who live and travel through Ottawa, Kansas now have access to E15. The Zarco 66

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Chrysler Helps “Tell the Story” of Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Chrysler sees great value in ethanol. James Frusti, Chrysler Group manager of Fuels, Energy and Regulatory Affairs, presented

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Biorefining Innovations

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Steve McNinch with Western Plains Energy said his company is looking at how to move into

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production in U.S. Low Enough to Drain Surplus, CME Says

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Ethanol production in the U.S. has fallen enough to drain a stockpile glut of the

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US EPA Seeks Input on Ethanol Mandate Waiver Requests

(Reuters)  * EPA to gather public comment for 30 days * EPA must make decision on ethanol waivers by November

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

POET And Agrivida Sign Technology Collaboration Joint Development Agreement

(PR NewsWire)  POET Research Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of POET LLC, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, and Agrivida,

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Flying on Woody Biomass and Camelina: Consortium Seeks Biofuel Answers

by  Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  Aviation remains as much a part of Washington State as its eastern dry-land agriculture or

August 22, 2012 Read Full Article

Genetically Engineered Algae for Biofuel Pose Potential Risks that Should Be Studied: Ecologist

(PhysOrg)  Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Awards Kuehnle for Innovative Algae Work

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Kuehnle AgroSystems, a Honolulu, Hawaii-based company that develops algae for use in biofuels, is receiving a clean

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Venice 2012 Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste November 12-15 San Servolo, Venice, Italy

  Venice 2012 Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste   November 12-15    San Servolo, Venice, Italy

The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Dating Your Feedstock and Never Marrying: The 6 Hottest Ways to Alleviate Food vs Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the US drought, food vs fuel has returned as an issue.  What alternatives are

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biorefinery Finds Treasure in Starbucks' Spent Coffee Grounds and Stale Bakery Goods

(EurekAlert!/American Chemical Society) With 1.3 billion tons of food trashed, dumped in landfills and otherwise wasted around the world every

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Minister: Ban Biofuel, It Boosts Famine

(The Local: German’s News in English)  Biofuel containing corn should be banned from German petrol pumps, a minister has demanded, as droughts and

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Bio-Diesel Jet Car Makes a Pit Stop in Wetaskiwin

by Nichole Goetz (The Wetaskiwin Times)  Not many people can say they have taken a car down a quarter-mile track

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company Interested in Tupper Lake

by Jessica Collier  (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)  A Seattle-based company is interested in opening a biofuel facility in the Tupper Lake

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

International Seagriculture – Sea (Weed) Farming Commodities Conference September 18-19, 2012 Zeeland, The Netherlands

  International Seagriculture – Sea (Weed) Farming Commodities Conference  September 18-19, 2012   Zeeland, The Netherlands

DLG BENELUX, ECN & Wageningen UR are happy to announce the 1st edition of Seagriculture; Sea(weed) Farming Commodities, an international

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Drought Sparks Intense Fight over RFS Waiver

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Talk of a possible renewable fuel standard (RFS) waiver request became a reality in

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013

  2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season  Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013

The 2013 Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition schedule, registration fees, maximum number of teams accepted for each event and the

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Team to Use E85 in SAE Competition

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  University racing teams participating in the Formula SAE Collegiate design and performance racing series have the opportunity to

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Yeast Technology Deal Struck for Bioethanol Use

(Biofuels International)  Bioethanol yeast developing company Lesaffre, and its business unit Fermentis, has acquired xylose isomerase technology from yeast technology

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Court Ruling Paves Way for E15 Gas Use

by Robert Pore (The Grand Island Independent)  Higher ethanol blend could be used by nearly two-thirds of vehicles on road

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Garnero Supports Dilma Rousseff's Infrastructure's Plans by Launching BOB – Brasilinvest Oil, Gas and Biofuel

(MarketWatch/PR NewsWire)  Brazil quickly took one of the leading roles at the energy sector with the worldly rising interest on

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Nestle Chief Calls for End to Using Food in Biofuel Production

(Reuters)  The chairman of the world’s biggest food group Nestle, Peter Brabeck, has called on politicians to lobby to end

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The Summer of Algae, Part II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Launching today – and stretching into early Fall – the Algae Biomass Organization is coordinating

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Finds Clean Energy Victory Bonds (HR 6275) Lacking

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A bill to establish a US Treasury funding mechanism that would finance “clean

August 17, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Entrepreneur-Grower Developing a Blueprint to Make Sugarcane a Fuel

(Sunshine State News)  Picture a fuel that doesn’t come from the Middle East, costs as much as six times less to produce

August 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Rocklin Chamber Offers Businesses Free Alternative Fuel

by Melanie Turner  (Sacramento Business Journal)  Rocklin businesses that have diesel or flexible-fuel vehicles are being offered free fuel —

August 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Syntroleum Announces Dynamic Fuels Receipt of Renewable Gasoline Registration From EPA

(Syntroleum)  Syntroleum Corporation,  a renewable and synthetic fuels technology company, today announced that Dynamic Fuels, LLC has been granted Part

August 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Updated Assessment of the Drought's Impacts on Crop Prices and Biofuel Production

by Bruce Babcock (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development)  …The sharply lowered production estimates suggest the preliminary assessment of the

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Rural Business-Cooperative Service Inviting Applications for Value-Added Producer Grants

(US Department of Agriculture)   USDA announces the availability of grants through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program for Fiscal

August 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Why Sugarcane Bagasse is the Most Promising Pathway for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest)  …Because of the extra steps involved relative to corn or sugarcane ethanol, capital and operating

August 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Shorter Showers Are Not Awesome: Green Marketing Goes under the Microscope

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Brand marketing, as it turns out, appears to be more than just a function of

August 17, 2012 Read Full Article

COMAC of China, Boeing Open Energy Conservation Technology Center

(Aviation News Portal/PRNewsWire)  – Companies to Work on Refining Cooking Oil into Aviation Biofuel – Collaborative Effort Will Support Growth

August 16, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Industrial Green Chemistry World December 6-8, 2013 Mumbai, India

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Industrial Green Chemistry World   December 6-8, 2013   Mumbai, India

What is IGCW? A context beyond the theoretical understanding of ‘green’ chemistry An attempt to bring forth technical know-how of

August 16, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA to Approve Sorghum for Cleaner Ethanol; Experts Say Grain Has Less Impact on Food Prices

(The Washington Post/Associated Press)  The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed

August 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Mizzou Researchers Win $5.4 Million Biofuel Grant

by Amir Kurtovic (St. Louis Business Journal)  …A team of University of Missouri researchers has won a $5.4 million grant

August 16, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA to Propose US Biofuel Fraud Fix by End of 2012

by Ryan Tracy (Hydrocarbon Processing)  …The US Environmental Protection Agency late Tuesday made its first specific promises to address fraud

August 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Restaurants Fuel Retail Biofuel Station

(NACS Online)  The station converts used fryer oil into biofuel, which it then sells at retail. A group of restaurants

August 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Assistance for Action – Aviation and Climate Change Seminar October 23-24, 2012 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  Assistance for Action – Aviation and Climate Change Seminar  October 23-24, 2012    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ICAO will be convening the “Assistance for Action – Aviation and Climate Change” Seminar at its Headquarters, in Montréal, Canada

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Greener by Design Annual Conference: Biofuels for Aviation – Overcoming the Barriers October 16, 2012 London, UK

  Greener by Design Annual Conference: Biofuels for Aviation – Overcoming the Barriers   October 16, 2012   London, UK

Future emissions of CO2, the principal greenhouse gas from fossil fuels will have to be reduced to meet global climate

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Alltech Installs Ethanol Distillation Tower

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Alltech has installed a 60-foot ethanol distillation tower at its production facility in Springfield, Ky. The

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: Biomass without Borders: Lessons from International Ventures

By Liliana Diaz (Navigant Consulting) Opening with the report on repeated failure of a biomass based Idaho power company’s ability

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Certificate in Biofuels Financing & Valuation September 12-13, 2012 London, UK

  Certificate in Biofuels Financing & Valuation    September 12-13, 2012   London, UK

A biofuels-focused introduction to investment strategy, capital sourcing and business valuation A clearly explained, experience-based course accessible for those without

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Editorial: Use Biodiesel and Improve the Air Quality on Your Farm

by Jim Willers (Biodiesel Magazine/United Soybean Board)  I know how much time I spend around diesel-powered vehicles, equipment and machinery,

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Yokayo Awarded $1.86M to Expand, Retrofit Process to Enzymatic

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The California Energy Commission approved $1.86 million in grant funding for the expansion and upgrade

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Genuine Bio-Fuel to Open Biodiesel Refinery in Lincoln Park, NJ

(Genuine Bio-Fuel/Biodiesel Magazine)  Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc., headquartered in Indiantown, Fla., expands its operations to Lincoln Park, N.J., with the build-out

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Butamax Granted Biobutanol DHAD Enzyme Patent 8,241,878; Files Additional Lawsuit against Gevo for Patent Infringement

(Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, announced today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax™

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: How Global Partnerships Are Clearing the Way to Achieve America's RFS2 Goals

by Thomas Corle (Leifmark LLC, Inbicon Technology Marketing Partner) Opening his presentation with imposing nature images of pristine beauty, Corle’s

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Massachusetts Law Delays Rail Transport of Ethanol through Boston

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new law in Massachusetts will delay allowing ethanol to be transported via train

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Local View: Gas Pain at the Pump

by Todd Sneller (Journal Star)  The petroleum mandate forced on U.S. motorists prevents consumers from choosing less costly fuel options

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Trash-to-Ethanol Plant Contractors Strike Deal with Developer

(Northwest Indiana Times)  A group of contractors planning to build a proposed trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider announced Monday it has

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol May Get a Boost through Breakthrough Process

by Angie Bergenson (Hydrogen Fuel News)  …A team of researchers from Michigan State University have been working to make ethanol

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Closures Cause DDGS Supply Issues

(Drovers Cattle Network)  The 2012 drought is not only taking its toll on U.S. Midwest crop and livestock producers. Ethanol

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTERS: 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 DEADLINE September 14, 2012

  CALL FOR PRESENTERS: 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  DEADLINE September 14, 2012

The National Algae Association (NAA) is calling for presentations for their 5th Annual Algae Production Certification Program and Commercial Algae

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Should Reject NC Gov’s RFS Waiver Request, Says RFA

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Responding to an official waiver request of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by North Carolina Governor Beverly

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Powers Truck to Pulling Win

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The power of biodiesel was on display in Wisconsin for all to see as Herb Blaser’s

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers Feed Pigs, Chickens High-Protein Fungus Grown on Ethanol Leftovers

(PhysOrg)  In separate feeding trials, nursery pigs and chickens have eaten high-protein fungi that Hans van Leeuwen and other Iowa

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

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