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GBF Signs 1000th Member to Oil-to-Fuel Restaurant Program

(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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

The Price of Ignoring Climate Change Is Rising; Reducing Petroleum Dependence Is Part of the Solution

(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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Fulcrum BioEnergy Secures Commitments For $175 Million Of Financing For Commercialization Of MSW To Renewable Fuels Project

(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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

The Potential Role of Biofuels in Commercial Air Transport – Biojetfuel

(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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

The Business Case for E15

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  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,

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Global Solutions for Global Challenges: International Collaborations to Advance Bioenergy Research December 5, 2012 Webinar

  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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

AAA Warns E15 Gasoline Could Cause Car Damage

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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

NREL Researchers Use Imaging Technologies to Solve Puzzle of Plant Architecture

(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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

DE-FOA-0000796: RFI – Carbon, Hydrogen and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways (CHASE BIO-OIL PATHWAYS)

(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

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FuturaGene and EMBRAPA Sign an Umbrella Cooperation Framework Agreement

(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

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Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates For the Production of High Energy Density Fuels December 12, 2012 Webinar

  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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

New E85 Station Opens in Atlanta

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  …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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

“Biofuels Have the Momentum”: US Senate Votes 54-41 to Clear Navy’s Path to Affordable, Advanced Biofuels Capacity

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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

DuPont Breaks Ground on World’s Largest Cellulosic Biorefinery

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,

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

In Race to Develop Aviation Biofuels, Midwest Wants to Win

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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Study Finds Biodiesel from Algae, Yeast and Bacteria Can Displace both Petroleum Diesel and Soybean Biodiesel

(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

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British Airways Pledges 10-Year Offtake Agreement as GreenSky Project with Solena Gathers Momentum

(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

November 30, 2012 Read Full Article

DBI, DNREC Partner in Biofuel Education Project

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Research on Super Filter for Biofuels

(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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Generation 1.5 Ethanol: The Bridge to Cellulosic Biofuels

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

2 New Tools Can Cut Deforestation And Support Sustainable Palm Oil In Indonesia

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

The False Choice Between Palm Oil And Indonesian Forests

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide: Key to Boosting Revenues and Limiting Emissions from Biofuels and Allied Ventures

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Mixing Processes Could Increase the Impact of Biofuel Spills on Aquatic Environments

(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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

VayuGrid Signs MOU for Biofuel Cluster in Ethiopia

(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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Could Bring New Life to Shuttered Mill

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Cowichan Biodiesel Fueling the Green Fire

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Direvo Introduces BluCon™ for the Conversion of Non-Food Biomass to Biofuel and Chemical Building Blocks

(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

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Biofuels Programme Launched in Scotland

(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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Bahamas Waste Running B50 in 75% of Its Fleet

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Commission Backs Controversial Sustainable Palm Oil Scheme

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Blends to Be Offered All Year Round

(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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Deputy Assistant Secretary Of The Navy For Energy Visits Military's Biodiesel-Fueled Steam Plant

(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,

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FTC: US Ethanol Market Remains Unconcentrated in 2012

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels, Leading the Way to a New Global Economy

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Awards $130 Million for 66 Transformational Energy Technology Projects

(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

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Colorado State University Receives $2 Million to Develop Biofuels

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

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In Indonesia and Malaysia, as Demand for Palm Oil Grows, So Do Environmental, Labor Concerns

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Extend Wind Production Tax Credit and Preserve Military Biofuels Program

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Response to National Council of Chain Restaurants RFS Guest Editorial

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Affordable Naval Biofuel: First Comes the Feedstock

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

US Company in Refinery Search

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazil Local Sugar Sale More Profitable Than Exports, Cepea Says

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

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Ennesys Launches “Green Building” Demo in France

(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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Sweet Potatoes-to-Ethanol Plant for Barbados

(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).

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

True or False: 10 Percent of US Corn Crop Used for Ant Repellent

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Use of Corn Fiber Could Increase Ethanol Production

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

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Kentucky Project Looks at Creating Biofuel on the Farm

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Mighty Danes: BioGasol Raises $19.2M for Advanced Biofuels and Materials

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Facility Launched at Parramatta Terminal

(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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Financing Paths for Biofuels, 2012-13

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Cultivating the Promise of Agricultural Cleantech

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Carbon vs Rural Economic Development

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Commission Ignores Own Research and Labels Biofuels from Palm Oil 'Sustainable'

(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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Agriculture Under Secretary Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuels

(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.

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

BioMCN Signs Agreement for Biogas

(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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel for Bands Plans Launch Party

(Coloradoan.com)  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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

US Senate Votes 62-37 to Back Military Aviation Biofuels

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

API Files Suit against US EPA for 2013 Biodiesel Usage Increase

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

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Active and Passive: Competing Voices in Biofuels Design

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Generally, renewables compete in the short term against fossil fuel prices – but in the

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Another Path to Biofuels

by Matthew Wald (New York Times)  The company, SEE Algae Technology of Austria, is building a 2.5-acre factory on a sugar plantation

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Algal Scientific Corporation Takes Home $500,000 Cash Grand Prize at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

More than $1 Million in cash and prizes was awarded last evening at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition in

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Qatar University Reveals Progress of Aviation Biofuels Project

(The Peninsula) …This was the first time the team publicly detailed the progress of the state-backed QR45.5m biofuel project –

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Could Sunflowers Turn Chicago Vacant Lots into a Source for Biofuels?

by Drew Kann (Medill Reports/NWI Times)  …Chicago Biofuels, a local company that specializes in collecting used cooking oils from city

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Home News Energy First Large-Scale US CCS Plant Reaches Capture Milestone

(Business Green)  Illinois Basin-Decatur Project has stored 317,000 metric tons of CO2 from an adjacent ethanol plant in an underground

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The New Syngas: New Catalysts, Opportunities for Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In the biofuels revolution, the primary focus has been not on producing methanol (and,

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Green Chemistry: Waste from Palm Oil Extraction Can Be Converted Into Useful Sugar

(Science Daily)  Palm oil extraction annually produces approximately 13 million tons of waste plant matter. Some of this by-product, known

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Camels' Stomachs Could Provide Key to Cheap, Renewable Biofuel

by Alya Al Tunaiji (The National)  …At the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, I am currently focusing my master’s thesis research on

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioengineered Marine Algae Expands Environments Where Biofuels Can Be Produced

(E! Science News)  Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that marine algae can be just

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Lack of Bio Fuel Demand Puts Cassava Farmers in Quandary

(Saigon GP Daily)  …The Department of Agro-Forestry Processing and Salt Industry, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, was

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Petrobras Plans to Start Producing Ethanol in Mozambique in 2014

(Macau Hub)  Brazilian oil company Petrobras plans to start producing ethanol in Mozambique in 2014, the chairman of Petrobras Combustíveis,

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Ohio Researchers Trying to Turn Algae into Fuel

(Capital Press)  Researchers already know how to turn algae into fuel. The challenge is how to make that profitable. A

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Schools Shy from Making Biodiesel

by Morgan Josey Glover (News & Record)  Guilford County Schools will reduce air pollution by buying more cleaner-burning biodiesel from

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Sweet Sorghum: the Engine for Brazil’s Biofuels Expansion?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ceres and Syngenta sign a major deal to stimulate sweet sorghum adoption. Brazilian producers seek

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The Institute for Energy Research Gets It All Wrong on Regional Energy

by Kate Gordon (Center for American Progress)  …The second problem is even more obvious: The fossil fuel industry takes billions

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The Information Source for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles

(US Department of Energy)  The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

NZ's Key Green Growth Areas Outlined

by Grant Bradley (The New Zealand Herald)  …A major report out today reviews New Zealand’s green growth opportunities and outlines

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

From Fryer To Fuel: Making Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil

Many restaurants are becoming more energy conscious and are taking initiative, by the simple act of giving up their vegetable

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Govt Urged to Reduce Land Size Granted to Biofuel Businesses

(IPPMedia/The Guardian Reporter)  The government has been urged to reduce the maximum land size of each bio-fuel developer from the

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

How Does Plant Cell Wall Nanoscale Architecture Correlate with Enzymatic Digestibility?

Shi-You Ding, Yu-San Liu, Yining Zeng, Michael E. Himmel, John O. Baker, Edward A. Bayer (Science Magazine)  Greater understanding of the

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Solazyme and its Hybrid Vigor

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Solazyme lands monster capacity expansion agreements with ADM and Bunge – what’s the sector’s hottest

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Solutions to the ‘Fiscal Cliff’: How Putting a Price on Carbon Can Play a Role December 6, 2012 Washington, DC

  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

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Global Clean Energy Holdings Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

(RSB Services Foundation/Global Clean Energy Holdings)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

NIST Posts Presentations for 4th International Conference on Biofuels Standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced that it has posted presentations from the 4th International Conference on Biofuels

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

The 2012 Maryland Energy Forum

by Bradley Frieze (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On Wednesday, October 3rd, four leading activists for the use of renewable energy sources

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Fight Flares Before Possible Defense Debate

by Geof Koss (Roll Call)  More than one-third of the Senate is calling for removal of provisions in the defense

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union and Coalition Urge Congress To Pass New Farm Bill This Year

(National Farmers Union)  National Farmers Union (NFU) and a wide-sweeping coalition of 235 agriculture organizations including Advanced Biofuels USA sent a

November 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Pilot Facility Launched in Ghana to Transform Human Waste into Renewable Biodiesel Fuel

(EurekAlert!)  To celebrate World Toilet Day on November 19, researchers at Columbia University’s Engineering School, working in Ghana with Waste

November 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Greenpeace Supplying Power via Biodiesel-Powered Mobile PV Hubs

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Greenpeace is providing power in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods via Rolling Power, its biodiesel-powered

November 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Acclaimed Canoga Park Movers Acquires Four New Biodiesel Trucks

(Acclaimed Canoga Park Movers/PR WEB)  Acclaimed Canoga Park Movers purchases four new biodiesel trucks to take better care of the

November 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Little Big Tech: Can Fischer-Tropsch Technology Work at Smaller Scale?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  While companies pursue alternatives to Fischer-Tropsch technologies, Velocys is seeking to make F-T work economically

November 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The Solyndra Effect, or Why Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Is a Tough Sell

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …What we keep running into is what Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee once described to me

November 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Ensyn: Biofuels’ Big, Fast Cracker, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn – moving rapidly towards scale as a transport fuel technology after decades in smaller,

November 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Petrobras Completes Performance Tests Using Fuel with 20% Biodiesel

(GazetaWeb.com)  The goal of the research project is to evaluate the performance of engines using the B20. Petrobras concluded today

November 18, 2012 Read Full Article

New Fort Myers Plant Creating Biodiesel out of Restaurants' Used Cooking Oil

by Laura Layden (NaplesNews.com)  …Now he’s (Christian Colarusso) challenged, with the new biodiesel plant revving up a few weeks ago. The

November 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Gas-to-Liquids: A Risky Investment?

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest)   …Oxford Catalysts claims that with natural gas at $3.89 per million BTU (MMBTU), they

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$500 Million and No One to Dance with? Canada and Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Canada’s $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund, five years after formation, gets close to making its

November 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Hurricane Sandy: "It's Global Warming, Stupid"

by Garvin Jabusch (Green Alpha Advisors, LLC/Renewable Energy World)  On a recent broadcast of the news show Democracy Now hosted by

November 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Hillsboro Council Will Discuss Setting Limits on Homemade Biodiesel Production

by Andrew Theen (The Oregonian)  Biodiesel is a popular alternative for some drivers who want to save money at the

November 18, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Conversion Process Cuts Costly Separating Step

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Using a biomass-derived solvent, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical and biological engineers have streamlined the process for converting

November 18, 2012 Read Full Article

False Hope: The Harmful Promotion of Agrofuels in Asia and Canada

by Jack Litster  (CCCI-CCIC)  When the price of agrofuel production finally became economically competitive with the high price of oil

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

A Better Route to Xylan

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Find New Access to Abundant Biomass for Advanced Biofuels

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Goodbye Biofuels!

by Andrew McKillop (Market Oracle)  To be sure, there are biofuels and biofuels. Some, called second-generation non-crop biofuels have “good

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Illawarra Rescue Package Will Help Fund Biodiesel Plant

(ABC Rural)  The Illawarra, south of Sydney, has received another rescue package from Federal and State Governments to help it

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Z Energy Says It May Switch to Ethanol-Blended Petrol

(Radio New Zealand)  Z Energy says it may switch to ethanol-blended petrol, but this could cost the Government up to

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry on Brink as Waste Oil Use Plummets

by Elinor Zuke (The Grocer)  The amount of used cooking oil being re-purposed as fuel has plummeted since a tax

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel on the March

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  UOP, Eni update on the complete conversion of Eni’s Venice refinery to renewable diesel. Why

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

ENN, EADS/Airbus to Collaborate on Algae-based Aviation Fuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)  China’s ENN and Europe’s EADS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop microalgae-based aviation fuels. The

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Fuel From Waste, Poised at a Milestone

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  For years, scientists and engineers have been juggling various combinations of acids, steam,

November 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Slow Rollout of E15 in California Means Higher Prices at Pump

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Approval of E15 in California is moving slowly and, ultimately, the losers are consumers,

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

NASA-Rooted Biofuel Project Aims for Shores of Mobile Bay

by Marc D. Anderson (AL.com)  A company using NASA-licensed technology is looking at a small patch of bayfront property to

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Effort to Kill Trash-to-Ethanol Contract Fails

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  …The board voted at the beginning of the year to find Powers Energy in

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Farm Foundation Blog: Food & Fuel for 9 Billion in 2050

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  How do you keep an expected world population of 9 billion people by the year 2050

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowans Drive on E15

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Since E15, a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, has been sold

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Delays Action On Climate Change Until After 'Wide Ranging' Talks

(Inside EPA’s Clean Energy Report)  President Obama is planning to launch wide-ranging talks with experts on what can be done

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

The Global Biofuel Enzymes Industry is Expected to Reach USD 1,653.1 Million in 2018: Transparency Market Research

(Transparency Market Research/PR NewsWire)  According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) “Biofuel Enzymes Market- Global

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Drive On: Algae-Based Diesel Biofuel Goes on Sale

by Chris Woodyard (USA Today)  Now, some motorists can really drive green, as in algae-green. A chain of biofuel stations

November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Report: Military Biofuels Programs Poised to Drive Major Economic, Job Growth

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November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

World Energy Outlook: A New Global Energy Landscape Is Emerging

(International Energy Agency)  The 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook was released on 12 November 2012. Drawing on the

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EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After Considering State Requests

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that the agency has not found evidence to

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Renewable Fuels: Notices–Denial of Requests for a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard

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November 16, 2012 Read Full Article

The GM Tree Plantations Bred to Satisfy the World's Energy Needs

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Energy Beets for Ethanol

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  “Energy beets” have proven to produce double the ethanol of corn per acre in research

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Standards: Assurance of Quality or a Path toward Exclusion?

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European Commission Backs Down on EU ETS and Agrees to 'Stop the Clock' on International Aviation Emissions

(GreenAirOnline)  EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard announced this morning the EU will suspend enforcement of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Biomass to Biofuels Course – 2013 Spring Semester, January 25- April 26, 2013 University of Vermont

  Biomass to Biofuels Course – 2013 Spring Semester, January 25- April 26, 2013  University of Vermont

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EPA Releases Draft QAP Requirements for RIN Validation

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released its draft quality assurance plan requirements as part of its work to restructure

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Italy's Largest Refiner To Use Honeywell's UOP/Eni Ecofining(TM) Process Technology At Venice Refinery

(PRNewsWire/MarketWatch)  Innovative project marks first conversion of a process unit producing petroleum-based fuel into a unit for renewable fuel UOP

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A.I.M. Interview: Incitor’s Jacob Berman and Troy Lapsys

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Senators Bring Biofuels to Post-Sandy N.J., Address Climate Change

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Climate change may gain more attention during the next legislative session. During a press

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Green Jet Fuels Could Take off in Chicago and the Midwest

by Alan Yu (Medill Reports)  Boeing, United Airlines and several other Chicago entities hope to make the Midwest a hub

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

BBC World News Horizons: How San Francisco and Brazil Are Pioneering a New Generation of Biofuels

(The NonProfit Press)    Broadcasting on 17th November and 18th November 2012, in the seventeenth episode of the Horizons series,

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US Ethanol Lobby Expects Hearings on Renewable Fuel Mandate Next Year

(Platts)  The US ethanol industry’s loudest voice in Washington expects to have to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard during congressional

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EU Must Ensure Biofuel Producers in Indonesia Respect Land Rights

(The Guardian)  Tighter EU rules on biofuel production are failing to protect the land rights of Indonesia’s indigenous communities …To

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brent Crude trades this past week at a transorbital $109 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50

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With ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Looming, Carbon Tax Getting Closer Look

by Steven Mufson  (The Washington Post)  Here’s a riddle: If Congress doesn’t want to raise income tax rates but wants

November 10, 2012 Read Full Article

Blender Pumps at Jackson Gas Station Blend Local Ethanol On Demand

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November 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Enhanced and Updated USDA Energy Website Makes Information Easy to Access

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  In January 2012, USDA launched its brand new Energy Web site.  The site contains agricultural, economic, and

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25x'25 REsource: The Path Forward for America's Energy Future

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Next Generation Biofuels 2013 February 5-7, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark

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AlgaeWorld MENA February 25-26, 2013 – Dubai, UAE

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