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GBF Signs 1000th Member to Oil-to-Fuel Restaurant Program
November 30, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Florida-based restaurants have been flocking to Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc.’s Oil-to-Fuel Program. GBF recently celebrated signing on board its 1000th member, making the recycled used cooking oil for cash program a huge …

The Price of Ignoring Climate Change Is Rising; Reducing Petroleum Dependence Is Part of the Solution
November 30, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere are continuing to rise, and the world’s leading GHG-emitting countries are falling well behind the pace of emission reductions that is needed to …

Fulcrum BioEnergy Secures Commitments For $175 Million Of Financing For Commercialization Of MSW To Renewable Fuels Project
November 30, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc./Yahoo! Finance)  Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. announced today that it has successfully secured commitments and is proceeding toward closing financings totaling $175 million to fund construction of its first municipal solid waste (“MSW”) to …

The Potential Role of Biofuels in Commercial Air Transport – Biojetfuel
November 30, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(International Energy Agency Task 40)  This report is an overview, not a detailed analysis, of the use of biofuels in commercial aviation.
Aviation is a global industry with global problems and challenges that also demands global …

The Business Case for E15
November 30, 2012 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  While the roll-out of E15 has been a bit slow out of the gate, the ethanol blend is now being legally sold in four states: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.
…(Robert) White …

Global Solutions for Global Challenges: International Collaborations to Advance Bioenergy Research December 5, 2012 Webinar
November 30, 2012 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Global Solutions for Global Challenges: International Collaborations to Advance Bioenergy Research    December 5, 2012    Webinar

On December 5, 2012, from 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. ET, the Biomass Program will host a webinar, “Global Solutions for Global Challenges: International Collaborations to Advance Bioenergy Research.” U.S. national laboratory scientists will discuss collaborations that …

AAA Warns E15 Gasoline Could Cause Car Damage
November 30, 2012 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Gary Strauss (USA Today)  E15, a higher blend of ethanol and gasoline, has rolled out in a handful of states. But its use in older vehicles is generating warnings from AAA, which says E15 …

NREL Researchers Use Imaging Technologies to Solve Puzzle of Plant Architecture
November 30, 2012 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Breakthrough could help optimize capture of sugars for biofuels
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different …

DE-FOA-0000796: RFI – Carbon, Hydrogen and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways (CHASE BIO-OIL PATHWAYS)
November 30, 2012 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This …

FuturaGene and EMBRAPA Sign an Umbrella Cooperation Framework Agreement
November 30, 2012 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(FuturaGene)  FuturaGene, a world leader in the enhancement of yield and sustainability of woody crops for plantation forestry, biopower and biofuel markets, is pleased to announce the signing of a Cooperation Framework Agreement with EMBRAPA, …

Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates For the Production of High Energy Density Fuels December 12, 2012 Webinar
November 30, 2012 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates For the Production of High Energy Density Fuels     December 12, 2012   Webinar

Presenters from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will highlight the development of hydrocarbon fuels as renewable alternatives to petrochemical feedstocks.
With decreasing global production of crude oil, it is essential to our nation that renewable alternatives …

New E85 Station Opens in Atlanta
November 30, 2012 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  …The E-Z Trip Chevron, Indore Oil Company and Protec Fuel joined forces to launch the 14th E85 station early last week in the metro at 3601 Atlanta Road in Smyrna, Ga., just off …

“Biofuels Have the Momentum”: US Senate Votes 54-41 to Clear Navy’s Path to Affordable, Advanced Biofuels Capacity
November 30, 2012 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Senate voted 54-41 in favor of an amendment offered by Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina to repeal section 2823 of the annual Defense appropriations bill.
Sec. …

DuPont Breaks Ground on World’s Largest Cellulosic Biorefinery
November 30, 2012 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Iowa, DuPont broke ground today on its $200 million, 30 million gallon cellulosic biofuels facility in Nevada, Iowa. Expected to be completed in mid-2014, the new facility produce cellulosic …

In Race to Develop Aviation Biofuels, Midwest Wants to Win
November 30, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …Commercial-scale development of aviation biofuels is still in the early stages, and as experts explained at the Airports Going Green conference in Chicago earlier in November, viable aviation biofuel industries would look …

Study Finds Biodiesel from Algae, Yeast and Bacteria Can Displace both Petroleum Diesel and Soybean Biodiesel
November 30, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester) derived from oleaginous microbes—microalgae, yeast, and bacteria—can effectively displace both petroleum diesel and biodiesel produced from plant oils, according to the findings of a new study by …

British Airways Pledges 10-Year Offtake Agreement as GreenSky Project with Solena Gathers Momentum
November 30, 2012 – 10:18 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The British Airways and Solena GreenSky London project to build a sustainable jet biofuel facility in East London is gaining momentum, say the two partners. They won’t reveal the location but an exclusive option …

DBI, DNREC Partner in Biofuel Education Project
November 29, 2012 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Laura Crozier (Delaware Biotechnology Institute)   As part of a five-year, $50,000 grant supporting state greenhouse gas reduction projects, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute has partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control…
The …

Breakthrough in Research on Super Filter for Biofuels
November 29, 2012 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Luleå University of Technology)  A new important step has been taken by researchers at Luleå University of Technology when it comes to clean synthesis gas from carbon dioxide, using zeolite membranes. This super filter, which …

Generation 1.5 Ethanol: The Bridge to Cellulosic Biofuels
November 29, 2012 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Philip W. Madson (Ethanol Across America)  …Considering the development path of Gen 1 to better understand the current state of Gen 2 ethanol, several factors require further breakthrough developments and/or inventions for cellulosic ethanol to become commercially …

2 New Tools Can Cut Deforestation And Support Sustainable Palm Oil In Indonesia
November 29, 2012 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Craig Hanson (WRI Insights)  At the 10th Annual Meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), WRI launched two new online mapping applications designed to help the palm oil industry grow while avoiding deforestation. These free tools …

The False Choice Between Palm Oil And Indonesian Forests
November 29, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Nigel Sizer (WRI Insights/The Jakarta Post)  …The world’s top scientists are also raising concerns. According to a recent study in Nature Climate Change, from 1990 to 2010, 90 percent of lands converted to oil palm plantations in …

Carbon Dioxide: Key to Boosting Revenues and Limiting Emissions from Biofuels and Allied Ventures
November 29, 2012 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. )   …Pure carbon dioxide sequestration projects have been evaluated by my office for large US and Brazilian ventures, primarily fed by CO2 from ethanol projects. In the …

Mixing Processes Could Increase the Impact of Biofuel Spills on Aquatic Environments
November 29, 2012 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(e! Science News)  …A group of researchers from the University of Michigan wondered how ethanol-based fuels would spread in the event of a large aquatic spill. They found that ethanol-based liquids mix actively with water, …

VayuGrid Signs MOU for Biofuel Cluster in Ethiopia
November 29, 2012 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(StarAfrica/PR NewsWire)  Starting With a 2,000 Plus Acre, the Long Term Goal is to Create a Cluster of 1,00,000 Acres Under a Collaborative Model
VayuGrid, a biofuel supply chain company based in Bangalore, has signed a MOU …

Bioenergy Could Bring New Life to Shuttered Mill
November 29, 2012 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Tom Robertson (Minnesota Public Radio)  There may be hope for the shuttered Ainsworth lumber mill in Grand Rapids, which closed three years ago, a victim of the housing market crash and the Great Recession.
The J.M. Longyear …

Cowichan Biodiesel Fueling the Green Fire
November 29, 2012 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Maeve Maguire (Cowichan News Leader)  The CVS Victoria Cruise bus company is the first in North America to use 100% biodegradable fuel.
It buys that fuel directly from the Cowichan BioDiesel Co-op. The non-toxic biodegradable …

Direvo Introduces BluCon™ for the Conversion of Non-Food Biomass to Biofuel and Chemical Building Blocks
November 29, 2012 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Direvo)  Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH is commercializing its BluCon™– platform for complete, one-step conversion of non-food feedstocks to carbohydrates used in the production of fuels and chemicals. In the recent years Direvo has undertaken a …

Biofuels Programme Launched in Scotland
November 29, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A new Scottish biofuel programme officially launched this month after securing over a million pounds worth of investment.
The programme is a partnership between five Scottish universities and research institutions, with the £1.6 million …

Bahamas Waste Running B50 in 75% of Its Fleet
November 29, 2012 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Todd  (The Nassau Guardian)  In the Bahamas, Bahamas Waste has so far produced 100,000 gallons of B50 with about 75% of its fleet running on the biodiesel that the company produces. Once it …

EU Commission Backs Controversial Sustainable Palm Oil Scheme
November 29, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Barbara Lewis  (Reuters)  The European Commission has approved a scheme that would certify as sustainable transport fuel made from palm oil, condemned by environmental groups as one of the most damaging sources of biodiesel.
The …

US Biodiesel Blends to Be Offered All Year Round
November 29, 2012 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  …The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Harms Oil Company, National Biodiesel Foundation and Clean Cities have partnered to expand the availability of biodiesel in southwestern …

Deputy Assistant Secretary Of The Navy For Energy Visits Military’s Biodiesel-Fueled Steam Plant
November 29, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(America’s Navy)  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Tom Hicks toured a steam plant at St. Julien’s Creek Annex in Portsmouth now running on B20, a 20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent number two fuel …

FTC: US Ethanol Market Remains Unconcentrated in 2012
November 29, 2012 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The market for fuel ethanol in the United States remains unconcentrated, with 154 firms nationwide either producing ethanol or likely to be in production in the next 12 …

Aviation Biofuels, Leading the Way to a New Global Economy
November 29, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Tom Kadala (Biofuels Digest/ResearchPAYS)  …Aside from shaving off more capacity than they have already, airlines are looking elsewhere to stay in business. One area that remains unexplored is the diversification from a one fuel …

ARPA-E Awards $130 Million for 66 Transformational Energy Technology Projects
November 29, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Today (November 28, 2012), Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced 66 cutting-edge research projects selected by the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) to receive a total of $130 …

Colorado State University Receives $2 Million to Develop Biofuels
November 29, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Magill (The Coloradoan)  Colorado State University has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to genetically modify plants for use as biofuel.
The money will pay for researchers to …

In Indonesia and Malaysia, as Demand for Palm Oil Grows, So Do Environmental, Labor Concerns
November 29, 2012 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Jason Motlagh (The Washington Post/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting)  Long a preferred cooking ingredient in developing countries, palm oil is now in greater demand in Western markets because of its low price and long …

Extend Wind Production Tax Credit and Preserve Military Biofuels Program
November 29, 2012 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Paul Clarke (The Hill E2Wire/Truman National Security Project)  …To free us from the whims of distant countries, America must invest in renewable technologies and take advantage of our energy resources here at home.
Our dependence …

Response to National Council of Chain Restaurants RFS Guest Editorial
November 29, 2012 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  … In regard to the November 28th op-ed, “A Mandate to Raise Food Prices” by Rob Green, Executive Director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants:
If he really believes that …

Affordable Naval Biofuel: First Comes the Feedstock
November 29, 2012 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Is the US government right in aiming to commercialize aviation biofuels production – or should it be aimed at ensuring affordable feedstock?
Pain at the pump. $5 gasoline in California. $8 …

US Company in Refinery Search
November 29, 2012 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Peter Hemphill (Grain & Hay WeeklyTimes) An American biofuels company is looking to build a refinery in Australia to produce ethanol from wheat straw and other residues.
…Investors in the biorefineries include Australia’s Macquarie Bank and …

Brazil Local Sugar Sale More Profitable Than Exports, Cepea Says
November 29, 2012 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Marvin G. Perez (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  …Making crystal sugar from cane was 29 percent more profitable than producing anhydrous ethanol, the type blended into gasoline, and 36 percent more advantageous than hydrous ethanol, used in …

Ennesys Launches “Green Building” Demo in France
November 29, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  French biotech startup Ennesys will today launch its first demonstrator system for “truly green” buildings – in the Nanterre district of La Defense near Paris. It’s a simple idea: to turn buildings …

Sweet Potatoes-to-Ethanol Plant for Barbados
November 29, 2012 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(Stabroek News)  A plant to produce ethanol from sweet potatoes is in the pipeline, according to Dr Leroy McClean, chief executive officer of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).
Without providing details, he said, “I …

True or False: 10 Percent of US Corn Crop Used for Ant Repellent
November 29, 2012 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Well, that’s an absurd headline, isn’t it? False, false and false.
It’s ridiculous, misleading and harmful to conclude that 10 percent of the US corn harvest is used for ant repellent …

Use of Corn Fiber Could Increase Ethanol Production
November 29, 2012 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Nat Williams (AgriNewsOnline)  Ethanol production could be increased by as much as 5 percent from the same kernel of corn already being used, research has shown. And the only hurdle preventing it from being …

University of Kentucky Project Looks at Creating Biofuel on the Farm
November 28, 2012 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Tim Thornberry (Business Lexington) …Producing biofuels on the farm, however, is a bit different and is the focus of a relatively new project being led by the University of Kentucky.
Sue Nokes, professor and department …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Mighty Danes: BioGasol Raises $19.2M for Advanced Biofuels and Materials
November 28, 2012 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … BioGasol ApS, the renewable energy company announced today that it has raised $19.2M — €5 million in new equity financing — and received a confirmation of €10 million grant …

Biodiesel Facility Launched at Parramatta Terminal
November 28, 2012 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Shell Australia)  Shell Australia today (11/21/12) opened a new biodiesel facility at its Parramatta Terminal in western Sydney – responding to customer demand to reduce diesel excise liabilities and reduce the environmental impacts of fossil …

The Top 10 Financing Paths for Biofuels, 2012-13
November 28, 2012 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dozens of deals – what are the hottest paths to $$$? Who’s forming capital in bioenergy this year, and when, where, why and how?
In the old days, the process seemed …

Cultivating the Promise of Agricultural Cleantech
November 28, 2012 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Dallas Kachan (Renewable Energy World/Kachan & Co.)  …In its new report on agricultural cleantech, Kachan uses the following criteria to differentiate cleantech developments from generic agricultural innovations:

improved efficiency of resource use
reduced ecological impact
smaller carbon footprint
sustained …

Carbon vs Rural Economic Development
November 28, 2012 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  …World Growth warns that the REDD+ program to reduce emissions from deforestation is fatally flawed.
At the UN climate conference in Qatar, World Growth released “Immoral Aid: The effect of REDD+ …

Commission Ignores Own Research and Labels Biofuels from Palm Oil ‘Sustainable’
November 28, 2012 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Europe)  The European Commission last Friday approved a certification scheme which would brand biofuels produced from palm oil as ‘sustainable’ [1], despite evidence that their production contributes to deforestation, …

Agriculture Under Secretary Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuels
November 28, 2012 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager today (November 16, 2012) announced payments to 189 companies to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels.
“These payments support the nation’s expanding …

BioMCN Signs Agreement for Biogas
November 28, 2012 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(BioMCN) Suiker Unie, GasTerra and BioMCN sign agreement for production and delivery of biogas
The companies Suiker Unie, GasTerra and BioMCN signed a biogas supply agreement at the official opening of the Suiker Unie biomass fermentor at …

Biodiesel for Bands Plans Launch Party
November 28, 2012 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

(  Biodiesel for Bands, a new nonprofit organization aimed at helping musicians tour more efficiently by providing biodiesel at a discount, will hold its launch party next month.  READ MORE

US Senate Votes 62-37 to Back Military Aviation Biofuels
November 28, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Senate voted 62-37 in favor of an amendment offered by Senator Mark Udall of Colorado to repeal section 313 of the annual Defense appropriations bill.
Section 313 …

API Files Suit against US EPA for 2013 Biodiesel Usage Increase
November 28, 2012 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The American Petroleum Institute filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Nov. 26 against the U.S. EPA for its decision to mandate the …

Active and Passive: Competing Voices in Biofuels Design
November 28, 2012 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Generally, renewables compete in the short term against fossil fuel prices – but in the long-term, against fossil fuel extraction costs.
Even if a new process produces a renewable at less …

Another Path to Biofuels
November 27, 2012 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Wald (New York Times)  The company, SEE Algae Technology of Austria, is building a 2.5-acre factory on a sugar plantation near Recife, Brazil, that will use genetically modified algae that can eat carbon dioxide from …

Algal Scientific Corporation Takes Home $500,000 Cash Grand Prize at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
November 27, 2012 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

More than $1 Million in cash and prizes was awarded last evening at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition in downtown Detroit, with Algal Scientific Corporation taking home the $500,000 cash grand prize. Last evening’s …

Qatar University Reveals Progress of Aviation Biofuels Project
November 27, 2012 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(The Peninsula) …This was the first time the team publicly detailed the progress of the state-backed QR45.5m biofuel project – the first time in the region. The university’s project, in collaboration with Qatar Airways and …

Could Sunflowers Turn Chicago Vacant Lots into a Source for Biofuels?
November 27, 2012 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Drew Kann (Medill Reports/NWI Times)  …Chicago Biofuels, a local company that specializes in collecting used cooking oils from city restaurants for conversion into biodiesel, planted sunflowers on the lot this summer and harvested them.
Sunflower …

Home News Energy First Large-Scale US CCS Plant Reaches Capture Milestone
November 27, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Business Green)  Illinois Basin-Decatur Project has stored 317,000 metric tons of CO2 from an adjacent ethanol plant in an underground reservoir
The first demonstration-scale carbon capture and storage (CS) plant in the US has successfully injected …

The New Syngas: New Catalysts, Opportunities for Advanced Biofuels
November 27, 2012 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In the biofuels revolution, the primary focus has been not on producing methanol (and, ultimately, gasoline) from syngas, but primarily on the production of ethanol. Three of the major …

Green Chemistry: Waste from Palm Oil Extraction Can Be Converted Into Useful Sugar
November 27, 2012 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Palm oil extraction annually produces approximately 13 million tons of waste plant matter. Some of this by-product, known as empty fruit bunch (EFB), is currently incinerated to produce heat and electricity to run …

Camels’ Stomachs Could Provide Key to Cheap, Renewable Biofuel
November 27, 2012 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Alya Al Tunaiji (The National)  …At the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, I am currently focusing my master’s thesis research on the biogas-producing potential of the microbes that live in camels’ stomachs.
Large ruminants – plant-eating mammals …

Bioengineered Marine Algae Expands Environments Where Biofuels Can Be Produced
November 27, 2012 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(E! Science News)  Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that marine algae can be just as capable as fresh water algae in producing biofuels. The scientists genetically engineered marine algae …

Lack of Bio Fuel Demand Puts Cassava Farmers in Quandary
November 27, 2012 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Saigon GP Daily)  …The Department of Agro-Forestry Processing and Salt Industry, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, was approved by the government in 2010 for the production and consumption of E5 bio fuel. …

Brazil’s Petrobras Plans to Start Producing Ethanol in Mozambique in 2014
November 27, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  Brazilian oil company Petrobras plans to start producing ethanol in Mozambique in 2014, the chairman of Petrobras Combustíveis, Miguel Macedo said Tuesday in Maputo.
Speaking in Maputo at a conference entitled “Brazil and Africa: …

Ohio Researchers Trying to Turn Algae into Fuel
November 27, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press)  Researchers already know how to turn algae into fuel. The challenge is how to make that profitable.
A group from the University of Toledo is trying to make the process more efficient and says …

Schools Shy from Making Biodiesel
November 27, 2012 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by Morgan Josey Glover (News & Record)  Guilford County Schools will reduce air pollution by buying more cleaner-burning biodiesel from a state-approved supplier.  But officials backpedaled on a plan to get into the biodiesel-making business.
…Members …

Sweet Sorghum: the Engine for Brazil’s Biofuels Expansion?
November 27, 2012 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ceres and Syngenta sign a major deal to stimulate sweet sorghum adoption. Brazilian producers seek paths for expanding ethanol production.  What are sorghum’s chances of being the darling of the …

The Institute for Energy Research Gets It All Wrong on Regional Energy
November 27, 2012 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Kate Gordon (Center for American Progress)  …The second problem is even more obvious: The fossil fuel industry takes billions in direct tax incentives and subsidies every year. According to analysis by TR Rose Associates, for …

The Information Source for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles
November 27, 2012 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decisions makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and …

NZ’s Key Green Growth Areas Outlined
November 27, 2012 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Grant Bradley (The New Zealand Herald)  …A major report out today reviews New Zealand’s green growth opportunities and outlines how the Government and the private sector can best complement each other in helping New …

From Fryer To Fuel: Making Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil
November 27, 2012 – 11:35 am | No Comment

Many restaurants are becoming more energy conscious and are taking initiative, by the simple act of giving up their vegetable oil waste! Now you may ask, what good is left over vegetable oil? Well for …

Govt Urged to Reduce Land Size Granted to Biofuel Businesses
November 27, 2012 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(IPPMedia/The Guardian Reporter)  The government has been urged to reduce the maximum land size of each bio-fuel developer from the proposed 20,000 ha to 10,000 ha and give investors conditions which would enable them deliver.
Speaking …

How Does Plant Cell Wall Nanoscale Architecture Correlate with Enzymatic Digestibility?
November 27, 2012 – 10:54 am | No Comment

Shi-You Ding, Yu-San Liu, Yining Zeng, Michael E. Himmel, John O. Baker, Edward A. Bayer (Science Magazine)  Greater understanding of the mechanisms contributing to chemical and enzymatic solubilization of plant cell walls is critical for enabling …

Solazyme and its Hybrid Vigor
November 27, 2012 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Solazyme lands monster capacity expansion agreements with ADM and Bunge – what’s the sector’s hottest company up to now?
… The Bunge agreement will expand joint venture-owned oil production capacity at …

Solutions to the ‘Fiscal Cliff’: How Putting a Price on Carbon Can Play a Role December 6, 2012 Washington, DC
November 26, 2012 – 6:36 pm | No Comment
Solutions to the ‘Fiscal Cliff’: How Putting a Price on Carbon Can Play a Role   December 6, 2012   Washington, DC

With the looming threat of the ‘fiscal cliff,’ and effects of super-storm Sandy, there is renewed talk in policy circles of the benefits of putting a price on carbon, as a means of dealing with …

Global Clean Energy Holdings Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification
November 26, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

(RSB Services Foundation/Global Clean Energy Holdings)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) which has developed a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuel production, is pleased …

NIST Posts Presentations for 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards
November 26, 2012 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced that it has posted presentations from the 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards:  Current Issues, Future Trends on its web site.  The purpose of the meeting was …

The 2012 Maryland Energy Forum
November 26, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Bradley Frieze (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On Wednesday, October 3rd, four leading activists for the use of renewable energy sources held a forum at Frederick Community College. This ‘Maryland Energy Forum’ focused mainly on four …

Biofuels Fight Flares Before Possible Defense Debate
November 26, 2012 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by Geof Koss (Roll Call)  More than one-third of the Senate is calling for removal of provisions in the defense authorization bill that would limit military efforts to develop alternative fuels.
In a Nov. 16 letter …

National Farmers Union and Coalition Urge Congress To Pass New Farm Bill This Year
November 25, 2012 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(National Farmers Union)  National Farmers Union (NFU) and a wide-sweeping coalition of 235 agriculture organizations including Advanced Biofuels USA sent a letter to Congressional leadership today urging for the passage of a new five-year farm bill to be …

Pilot Facility Launched in Ghana to Transform Human Waste into Renewable Biodiesel Fuel
November 20, 2012 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  To celebrate World Toilet Day on November 19, researchers at Columbia University’s Engineering School, working in Ghana with Waste Enterprisers Ltd., the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the Kumasi Metropolitan …

Greenpeace Supplying Power via Biodiesel-Powered Mobile PV Hubs
November 20, 2012 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Greenpeace is providing power in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods via Rolling Power, its biodiesel-powered trucks that house mobile PV units to generate and store solar energy. The trucks are …

Acclaimed Canoga Park Movers Acquires Four New Biodiesel Trucks
November 20, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Acclaimed Canoga Park Movers/PR WEB)  Acclaimed Canoga Park Movers purchases four new biodiesel trucks to take better care of the environment
Canoga Park has a history of development dating back to the 1800s, and the conscious …

Little Big Tech: Can Fischer-Tropsch Technology Work at Smaller Scale?
November 20, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  While companies pursue alternatives to Fischer-Tropsch technologies, Velocys is seeking to make F-T work economically with micro-reactors.
In last week’s Digest, Robert Rapier aptly stated the challenge in front of XTL technologies – …

The Solyndra Effect, or Why Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Is a Tough Sell
November 19, 2012 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …What we keep running into is what Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee once described to me as the immutable “Natural Law of Alternative Commodity Markets”.
…NLACM states that “the value of any …

Ensyn: Biofuels’ Big, Fast Cracker, in Pictures
November 19, 2012 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn – moving rapidly towards scale as a transport fuel technology after decades in smaller, high-value markets.  What does Ensyn’s signature RTP technology, that’s making such a splash, look like?
…Ensyn …

Petrobras Completes Performance Tests Using Fuel with 20% Biodiesel
November 18, 2012 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

(  The goal of the research project is to evaluate the performance of engines using the B20.
Petrobras concluded today (09), in Rio de Janeiro, performance testing of vehicles using B20 biodiesel, a fuel that has …

New Fort Myers Plant Creating Biodiesel out of Restaurants’ Used Cooking Oil
November 18, 2012 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Laura Layden (  …Now he’s (Christian Colarusso) challenged, with the new biodiesel plant revving up a few weeks ago. The multimillion-dollar plant is owned and operated by FL Biofuels LLC, a start-up that now has …

Gas-to-Liquids: A Risky Investment?
November 18, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest)   …Oxford Catalysts claims that with natural gas at $3.89 per million BTU (MMBTU), they can produce diesel for $1.57 per gallon. But I would caution investors in this situation.
Without …

$500 Million and No One to Dance with? Canada and Advanced Biofuels
November 18, 2012 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Canada’s $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund, five years after formation, gets close to making its first investments just as Canada’s leaders consider pulling the plug
It was the most amazing sovereign …

Hurricane Sandy: “It’s Global Warming, Stupid”
November 18, 2012 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Garvin Jabusch (Green Alpha Advisors, LLC/Renewable Energy World)  On a recent broadcast of the news show Democracy Now hosted by Amy Goodman, Cynthia Rosenzweig, co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, went …

Hillsboro Council Will Discuss Setting Limits on Homemade Biodiesel Production
November 18, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Theen (The Oregonian)  Biodiesel is a popular alternative for some drivers who want to save money at the pump and put spent vegetable oil to good use. Making the fuel at home is …

New Biofuel Conversion Process Cuts Costly Separating Step
November 18, 2012 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Using a biomass-derived solvent, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical and biological engineers have streamlined the process for converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-demand chemicals or energy-dense liquid transportation fuel.
Their new method eliminates the need …

False Hope: The Harmful Promotion of Agrofuels in Asia and Canada
November 17, 2012 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Jack Litster  (CCCI-CCIC)  When the price of agrofuel production finally became economically competitive with the high price of oil around 2005, a debate soon opened up about whether transport fuel produced from crops (such …

A Better Route to Xylan
November 17, 2012 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Find New Access to Abundant Biomass for Advanced Biofuels
After cellulose, xylan is the most abundant biomass material on Earth, and therefore represents an enormous …

Goodbye Biofuels!
November 17, 2012 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Andrew McKillop (Market Oracle)  To be sure, there are biofuels and biofuels. Some, called second-generation non-crop biofuels have “good long-term outlooks”, but others are clearly uneconomic and a recipe for bankruptcy for any unwary …

Illawarra Rescue Package Will Help Fund Biodiesel Plant
November 17, 2012 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(ABC Rural)  The Illawarra, south of Sydney, has received another rescue package from Federal and State Governments to help it rebuild after major job losses in the steel industry.
…”What we’re able to do as a …

Z Energy Says It May Switch to Ethanol-Blended Petrol
November 17, 2012 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(Radio New Zealand)  Z Energy says it may switch to ethanol-blended petrol, but this could cost the Government up to $180 million in lost revenue if other major players follow suit.
The New Zealand-owned fuel retailer …

Biodiesel Industry on Brink as Waste Oil Use Plummets
November 17, 2012 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Elinor Zuke (The Grocer)  The amount of used cooking oil being re-purposed as fuel has plummeted since a tax incentive was axed – and industry insiders are warning that the situation could spell the …

Renewable Diesel on the March
November 17, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  UOP, Eni update on the complete conversion of Eni’s Venice refinery to renewable diesel. Why is renewable diesel getting traction – and where, and when?
…Unlike biodiesel, Green Diesel is a …

ENN, EADS/Airbus to Collaborate on Algae-based Aviation Fuels
November 17, 2012 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  China’s ENN and Europe’s EADS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop microalgae-based aviation fuels. The agreement was made public at the China International Air Show in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.
… The …

Fuel From Waste, Poised at a Milestone
November 17, 2012 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  For years, scientists and engineers have been juggling various combinations of acids, steam, bacteria, catalysts and the digestive juices of microorganisms to convert agricultural waste and even household …

Slow Rollout of E15 in California Means Higher Prices at Pump
November 16, 2012 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Approval of E15 in California is moving slowly and, ultimately, the losers are consumers, who will pay more for gasoline, said Andy Foster, spokesperson for Aemetis Inc., a biofuel …

NASA-Rooted Biofuel Project Aims for Shores of Mobile Bay
November 16, 2012 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Marc D. Anderson (  A company using NASA-licensed technology is looking at a small patch of bayfront property to launch what one day could be a revolutionary wastewater-treating and biofuel-creating endeavor.
Since 2009, Algae Systems …

Effort to Kill Trash-to-Ethanol Contract Fails
November 16, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  …The board voted at the beginning of the year to find Powers Energy in breach of contract for failing to deliver on its promise to secure land and financing …

Farm Foundation Blog: Food & Fuel for 9 Billion in 2050
November 16, 2012 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (  How do you keep an expected world population of 9 billion people by the year 2050 fed AND meet the world’s energy needs? Our friends at Farm Foundation are taking on …

Iowans Drive on E15
November 16, 2012 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  Since E15, a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, has been sold in Iowa, drivers have already successfully driven more than 125,000 thousand miles, or the equivalent …

Obama Delays Action On Climate Change Until After ‘Wide Ranging’ Talks
November 16, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(Inside EPA’s Clean Energy Report)  President Obama is planning to launch wide-ranging talks with experts on what can be done in the short-term to address climate change, as well as a public “education process” to …

The Global Biofuel Enzymes Industry is Expected to Reach USD 1,653.1 Million in 2018: Transparency Market Research
November 16, 2012 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

(Transparency Market Research/PR NewsWire)  According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ( “Biofuel Enzymes Market- Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012 – 2018,” the global biofuel enzymes …

Drive On: Algae-Based Diesel Biofuel Goes on Sale
November 16, 2012 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woodyard (USA Today)  Now, some motorists can really drive green, as in algae-green.
A chain of biofuel stations in the San Francisco Bay Area have started selling fuel made from algae, one of the …

Report: Military Biofuels Programs Poised to Drive Major Economic, Job Growth
November 16, 2012 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Entrepreneurs)   Plans in Congress to kill military biofuels programs could also derail $10 billion+ in economic activity; creation of more than 14,000 jobs, study finds
The military’s plans to expand its use of biofuels in planes, …

World Energy Outlook: A New Global Energy Landscape Is Emerging
November 16, 2012 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(International Energy Agency)  The 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook was released on 12 November 2012. Drawing on the latest data and policy developments the report presents analytical insights into trends in energy markets …

EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After Considering State Requests
November 16, 2012 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the …

25x’25 Commends EPA Decision to Uphold RFS
November 16, 2012 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25) In response to the EPA decision today upholding volume requirements of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, 25x’25 Co-chairmen Read Smith and Bart Ruth issued the following joint statement:
“EPA’s decision today finding no evidence that …

Renewable Fuels: Notices–Denial of Requests for a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard
November 16, 2012 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  In August 2012, Governors from several States requested a waiver of the national volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard program (RFS) pursuant to Section 211(o)(7) of the Clean Air Act. …

The GM Tree Plantations Bred to Satisfy the World’s Energy Needs
November 16, 2012 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  Israeli biotech firm says its modified eucalyptus trees can displace the fossil fuel industry
It’s a timber company’s dream but a horrific industrial vision for others: massive plantations of densely planted GM eucalyptus …

Energy Beets for Ethanol
November 16, 2012 – 10:06 am | No Comment

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  “Energy beets” have proven to produce double the ethanol of corn per acre in research studies. But what are the full economics and will a large-scale demonstration ethanol plant using …

Standards: Assurance of Quality or a Path toward Exclusion?
November 15, 2012 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You know you have benefited from a conference when you come away from three days of presentations, panel discussions and a solid dose of audience participation with new understandings …

European Commission Backs Down on EU ETS and Agrees to ‘Stop the Clock’ on International Aviation Emissions
November 12, 2012 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard announced this morning the EU will suspend enforcement of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to airlines flying to and from Europe in order to allow ICAO to …

Biomass to Biofuels Course – 2013 Spring Semester, January 25- April 26, 2013 University of Vermont
November 12, 2012 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
Biomass to Biofuels Course – 2013 Spring Semester, January 25- April 26, 2013  University of Vermont

4 Credits, January 25, 2013 to April 26, 2013 (Fridays & Saturdays 1:00PM – 4:30PM; some Saturdays field trips might start AM; no classes during the regular breaks/holidays, plus 2 weeks self-study for the course …

EPA Releases Draft QAP Requirements for RIN Validation
November 12, 2012 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released its draft quality assurance plan requirements as part of its work to restructure the renewable fuel standard program to ensure renewable identification number (RIN) credits generated are valid …

Italy’s Largest Refiner To Use Honeywell’s UOP/Eni Ecofining(TM) Process Technology At Venice Refinery
November 12, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/MarketWatch)  Innovative project marks first conversion of a process unit producing petroleum-based fuel into a unit for renewable fuel
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that Italy’s largest energy company, Eni S.p.A., will produce renewable …

A.I.M. Interview: Incitor’s Jacob Berman and Troy Lapsys
November 12, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)   There is a new process that algae producers can use in the conversion stage to help increase their capacity and add to the bottom line, says Incitor’s VP …

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD — ‘Ethanol’ Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word
November 12, 2012 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Cliff Meeuwsen (Holland Sentinel)  Ethanol has become a dirty word for some, and I’m not sure why.
How did the cleanest burning, highest quality, cheapest form of liquid renewable fuel ever get to be such …

Copersucar and Eco-Energy Join Ethanol Operations
November 12, 2012 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Eco-Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Eco-Energy Inc., a leading biofuel marketer and logistics company in North America, and Copersucar S.A., the largest sugar and ethanol trader in Brazil, have announced the internationalization of their ethanol operations with …

Senators Bring Biofuels to Post-Sandy N.J., Address Climate Change
November 12, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Climate change may gain more attention during the next legislative session. During a press conference to discuss post-election results broadcast by C-SPAN on Nov. 7, Senate Majority Leader Harry …

Green Jet Fuels Could Take off in Chicago and the Midwest
November 12, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Alan Yu (Medill Reports)  Boeing, United Airlines and several other Chicago entities hope to make the Midwest a hub for the production of green jet fuels.
Although most of the technology required to produce biofuels …

BBC World News Horizons: How San Francisco and Brazil Are Pioneering a New Generation of Biofuels
November 12, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(The NonProfit Press)    Broadcasting on 17th November and 18th November 2012, in the seventeenth episode of the Horizons series, presenters Adam Shaw and Saima Mohsin take a closer look at a new generation of …

US Ethanol Lobby Expects Hearings on Renewable Fuel Mandate Next Year
November 12, 2012 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  The US ethanol industry’s loudest voice in Washington expects to have to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard during congressional hearings next year.
Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, told reporters Friday he considers …

EU Must Ensure Biofuel Producers in Indonesia Respect Land Rights
November 12, 2012 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(The Guardian)  Tighter EU rules on biofuel production are failing to protect the land rights of Indonesia’s indigenous communities
…To understand the scale of the problem, Sawit Watch (sawit means palm oil in Indonesian) is supporting smallholders and indigenous …

The Next US Secretary of Energy: Poll
November 12, 2012 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, rumors abound that US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu may step aside shortly for a new Secretary – with President Obama seeking a number of cabinet-level changes to …

Everyday Low (Fuel) Prices: Drop-In Advanced Biofuels for under $100 per Barrel
November 12, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate at a suborbital, if high, $85).  It puts the conventional wisdom that biofuels are too …

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy
November 12, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy …

With ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Looming, Carbon Tax Getting Closer Look
November 10, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson  (The Washington Post)  Here’s a riddle: If Congress doesn’t want to raise income tax rates but wants to raise revenue, what can it do?
One answer: Pass a carbon tax.
A relatively moderate-sized carbon tax could …

Blender Pumps at Jackson Gas Station Blend Local Ethanol On Demand
November 9, 2012 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Staci DaSilva (  …Along with a refurbished convenience store, it’s Taylor Nelson and the new gas pumps that are the story here.
“I wanted to take advantage of our locally grown and locally produced fuel …

Enhanced and Updated USDA Energy Website Makes Information Easy to Access
November 9, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  In January 2012, USDA launched its brand new Energy Web site.  The site contains agricultural, economic, and social data on renewable energy to assist stakeholders, public users, state and local government in …

25x’25 REsource: The Path Forward for America’s Energy Future
November 9, 2012 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  … However, most post-election analyses say that voters want meaningful solutions, not political rhetoric, to address our economic and energy challenges.
The best tool that must be given a high priority is a comprehensive …

Next Generation Biofuels 2013 February 5-7, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark
November 9, 2012 – 2:18 pm | No Comment
Next Generation Biofuels 2013   February 5-7, 2013   Copenhagen, Denmark

Next Generation Biofuels 2013 brought to you by F.O. Licht, world renowned analysts of biofuels markets, is the industry leading event on this subject giving you the most up to date analysis and insights into how biofuels markets are progressing in light …

Scripps Grad Burns Algae on Baja Road Race
November 9, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  ristian Gustavson, a master’s degree graduate of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is taking his algae-based biofuel message on the road. Starting Nov. 15, Gustavson will ride a motorcycle …

AlgaeWorld MENA February 25-26, 2013 – Dubai, UAE
November 9, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment
AlgaeWorld MENA February  25-26, 2013 – Dubai, UAE

Does the region have the potential for Sustainable Microalgae mass cultivation?
Regional highlights
– Leading developments in Sustainable Algae biojet fuels in Qatar
– Algal biorefinery concept in Saudi Arabia
– Screening and Bio-engineering strains for higher lipid
– Integrating …

US Researchers Say that Indirect Land Use Numbers Should Fall 75% on New Analysis
November 9, 2012 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Michigan, a research team led by Michigan State’s Bruce Dale, writing in the November 2012 issue of Biomass & Bioenergy, that they believe that a lifecycle analysis approach to ILUC …

IHI Unveils Algae Biofuel Test Facility
November 9, 2012 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Daily Yomiuri Online)  IHI Corp. on Wednesday unveiled to reporters its facility to test the cultivation of algae for biofuel in Yokohama.  The company hopes to mass-produce the biofuel for use in jet fuel, with …