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Forest Products Society Journal Publishes Special Biofuels Issue

(Forest Products Society)  Biofuels made from high-yield, short rotation woody crops or from forest residuals and thinnings that are currently left unused have substantial potential to reduce CO2 emissions as

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Sorghum Acres to Grow Due to Drought Tolerance, New Varieties

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sorghum is poised to come into its own as an alternative to corn. It proved its mettle in the 2012 drought, producing decent

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Research Targets Cells to Reduce Lignin, Boost Fermentable Sugar

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)    Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute are exploring new ways to meet the challenge of recalcitrant cellulosic feedstocks and lower the cost of biomass-based

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Kansas Ethanol Plant Poised to Start up Anaerobic Digester Soon

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  If all goes as planned, a 50 MMgy ethanol plant in Oakley, Kan., will someday produce advanced biofuel from sorghum. To qualify as advanced

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest Announces Awards for Achievement in Development of Bio/Renewable Fuels, Chemicals, Materials

Biofuels Digest announced its annual awards for achievement in the development of biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased materials – all available with background on the who, what and why of

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Direvo Scales up BluZy-D, BluZy-P Enzyme Trials with ISU

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Germany-based enzyme developer Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH has announced the successful scale-up of its BluZy-D and BluZy-P enzymes. Lab-scale and pilot-scale trials to test

December 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Ethanol from Corn, Sugarcane and Cellulosic Biomass for US Use

by Michael Wang, Jeongwoo Han, Jennifer B Dunn, Hao Cai and Amgad Elgowainy (IOP Science/Argonne National Laboratory)  Globally, bioethanol is the largest volume biofuel used in the transportation sector, with corn-based

December 30, 2012 Read Full Article

National Academies Press Publishes "Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels"

(Committee on the Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Division on Engineering and

December 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Plant Sensory Systems Awarded $1.8 Million from ARPA-E to Engineer Beets for Biofuel

(Plant Sensory Systems, LLC)  The Award Will Support the Development of High-Output, Low-Input Energy Beets, Optimized for Biofuel Production Plant Sensory Systems, LLC today announced the award of $1.8 million in

December 30, 2012 Read Full Article

BioFuel Enzyme Kit

(Vernier)  Bio-Rad Laboratories has developed an exciting new kit for investigating enzyme action as part of making biofuels that can be used with our SpectroVis Plus spectrophotometer. This is an excellent

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Central Carolina Community College: Sustainability as a Central Tenet

(SEED Center)  Sustainability has been a central tenet of Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) (NC) since the 1990s, and for the past five years, has been an institutional value in

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Community College Internships (CCI) DEADLINE January 10, 2013

(Department of Energy Office of Science)  The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical

December 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

WASDE Report

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  … Total global grain supplies were raised slightly to 2705.6 MMT, the second-largest on record. The U.S. ethanol industry is projected to use 78.9

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Characterisation of Jatropha curcas Seeds and Oil from Mali

by Josef Rathbauer, Andrea Sonnleitner, Roland Pirot, Rudolf Zeller, Dina Bacovsky    (Science Direct)  This publication deals with the characterisation of Jatropha curcas seeds and the oil obtained hereof. The analyzed seeds have

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 16-19, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada DEADLINE February 15, 2013

  CALL  FOR PAPERS: The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 16-19, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada  DEADLINE February 15, 2013

We’re pleased to announce the first five confirmed speakers for the 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts. More speakers will be added to this list so please

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 16-19, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts    June 16-19, 2013    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders in this field. Emphasis will be placed on the

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 10-13, 2013 St. Louis, MO

  International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo    June 10-13, 2013   St. Louis, MO

Now in its 29th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Growing Algae with Concentrated Desalination

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers from Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil, are investigating how well microalgae can grow using concentrated desalination from inland desalination of brackish water. Dr. Ernani

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Consumers Take Action on Global Warming

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new national survey conducted by Yale finds that in the last 12 months, three of of 10 Americans (32 percent) have given business to a company as

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

What Do People Think About Biofuels?

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  What do people in the Southeast think about biofuels? Do they support biofuel ventures? Who will grow the biomass? Will those in established industries fight against

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Govt Urged to Empower Small Farmers in Biofuel Production

by Gerald Kitabu  (IPP Media)  The government of Tanzania has been urged to localise biofuel commercial production by empowering small farmers in terms of training, loans and marketing. The call

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Iran Plans to Produce Biodiesel

(FARS News Agency)  Head of Iran’s Fuel Conservation Company (IFCO) Abbas Kazzemi announced that his company has set up a specialized workgroup in cooperation with Ministry of Agricultural Jihad to

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2013

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …As the sunset of 2012 gives way to the dawn of 2013, here at the Digest we resist the holiday temptation to look back over

December 27, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Evolving Ethanol to Meet Challenges

by Emily Bruns (Ashton Gasette)  In an effort to evolve with the constant changes and challenges within a $50 billion industry, Rochelle’s Illinois River Energy ethanol plant began producing and

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels – Bringing Sexy Back?

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … The opinion piece, “How to properly promote biofuels,” was authored by Alkol Bioenergy and focused on a new TV advertising campaign running in Brazil. The campaign was

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Termites May Hold Biofuel Potential

by Michelle Wheeler (The West Australian/Yahoo!)   New bacteria found in the gut of a WA termite could be used to develop biofuels, according to research by a University of

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Gov't to Offer NIS 400m in Loans for Alternative Fuels

by Yuval Azoulai (Globes)  The Office of the Chief Scientist is planning a NIS 1.5 billion program to create a new alternative fuels industry. The Office of the Chief Scientist has

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Local Company Recognized for Biofuel Testing

by Randal Yakey (The News Herald)   … Popular Science magazine has named Applied Research Associates and their partners among the 25 science stories of the year for their research

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Cane for Biomass Promising in South Carolina Testing

by Roy Robertson (Southeast Farm Press)  • Steve Kresovich is part of a team of USC researchers looking for crops that can be adapted to less productive and often under-utilized

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

E.P.A. Chief to Step Down, With Climate Still Low Priority

by John M. Broder (New York Times)   Lisa P. Jackson is stepping down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a four-year tenure that began with high hopes of

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers Get Creative With Corn

by Owen Fletcher (The Wall Street Journal)  …U.S. ethanol producers are finding creative ways to earn more money as demand for their flagship product stagnates. These companies are using corn

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

New Plant-Based Cellulase Enzyme

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Infinite Enzymes has launched IE-CBHI, a single activity, plant-based cellulase enzyme. The enzyme is available for research and development projects through Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. …According to Infinite

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Business Academy Starts Campus Biodiesel Initiative Launching Nonfood Biodiesel Science Kit

(Biodiesel Business Academy/EnvironmentalExpert.com/Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP)) …The students now have the opportunity to make biodiesel from the nonfood oil . The Nonfood Biodiesel Science Kit developed by BBA scientists and education

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

West Virginia University Researchers Explore Use of Wood Biomass

(The State Journal)  Researchers from West Virginia University are exploring the economic and environmental impacts of wood biomass utilization in rural central Appalachia. The Morgantown school says the team was

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Finger Nicking Good: Thieves Stole 220,000 Litres of Cooking Oil from KFC Stores to Sell on as Biodiesel

by James Rush  (Daily Mail)  Two men who stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores and supermarkets across the UK and sold it on as biodiesel have been

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

SEMA Joins Forces to Repeal E15 Ethanol Mandates

(Specialty Equipment Market Association)  SEMA has joined with a number of other trade associations to sponsor “Smarter Fuel Future,” a website intended to raise awareness about the economic and environmental

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Facility Opens in Cherokee

(Cherokee One Feather)  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is making its own biodiesel fuel from waste oil and grease in a new facility located behind the Cherokee Transportation Center. 

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Willows as Energy a Growth Industry

(Associated Press/Times Union)  Energy from willows is moving out of the experimental stage and into commercial production in New York. Farms are growing willow shrubs and selling them to a utility,

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

The 50 Big Biofuels Questions for 2013: Your Say

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, we asked you for your thoughts about the big policy issues facing biofuels in 2013. But we were (pleasantly) overwhelmed with your

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Funds Mississippi State University Biofuel Study

(ClarionLedger.com)  A team of Mississippi State University agricultural economists recently received U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to study policies impacting biofuel supply chains. Keith Coble is the principal investigator for

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Could Biofuel Stoves Cut Carbon and Fuel Costs in Nigeria?

(Responding to Climate Change)  Switching from kerosene to biofuel powered cookstoves could save the lives of thousands of women in Africa and reduce harmful emissions, a Nigerian microfinance expert has

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency May No Longer Require Minimum Gas Purchase at Certain Pumps

(American Motorcyclist Association)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is apparently scrapping its requirement that all consumers buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps that dispense the

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Asia Special Biofuels Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production

(EScienceNews.com)  Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Chemtex Officials Offer City Timeline that Points to 2015 Plant Opening

by Chris Berendt (The Sampson Independent)  Chemtex International Inc. is currently involved in a permitting process that will see a $200 million biofuels refinery production plant open at the start of

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers Work to Unlock Secrets of Cellulose Production

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …University of Virginia researchers Jochen Zimmer, Jacob Morgan and Joanna Strumillo  wrote a paper entitled “Crystallographic snapshot of cellulose synthesis and membrane translocation.” It

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Cars Fueled by Air?

by Bailey (Planet Forward)  It’s not magic, it’s chemistry!  That’s what the chief executive of Air-Fuel Synthesis says about their fuel that’s made, literally, out of thin air! The company

December 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Next-Generation Renewable Fuels to Play Crucial Role in Canada’s Transition to a Bio-Based Economy

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada/MarketWire)  Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is issuing its Annual Call for Applications under the NextGen Biofuels FundT, which was created by the Government of Canada to

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

South Africa – Sugar Companies Waiting for Biofuel Policy Move

(Agra-Net.com)  South Africa’s sugar companies and the planners of two sorghum-based ethanol plants are anxiously awaiting the government’s next move to allow a biofuels industry through the publication of the

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Cuba Expands Biofuel Production

(NewsTrackIndia)  Cuba has opened its second biodiesel plant and plans to build three more to produce green fuel from inedible plants, the state-run TV reported. The new plant is now

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Fuel to Run HECO Plant

by Nanea Kalani (Maui News)  State regulators have approved a multiyear contract for Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel to supply Hawaiian Electric Co. with 250,000 gallons a year of locally produced biodiesel.

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Reborn Qteros Rises Again with New Plan to Develop Technology to Make Ethanol

by Jim Kinney (The Republican/MassLive)   Qteros and the “Q microbe” discovered byUMass researchers and valued for its ability to digest plant waste into ethanol fuel is making a comeback. …But the

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Can KiOR Soar?

by Robert Rapier  (Biofuels Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  Last month KiOR announced the start of production of biocrude from their Columbus, Mississippi plant. KiOR CEO Fred Cannon stated in an earnings call

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Vilsack; POET, Beta Renewables, Solazyme, KiOR Execs Top Top 100 People in Bioenergy Poll for 2012-13

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the annual poll, voters reward milestones met, steel in the ground and Capital Clout. In Florida, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack headed the

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Discovery May Pave Way to Genetically Enhanced Biofuel Crops

(ScienceCodex.com)  …Pectic compounds decorated with β-1,4-galactan (a chain of six-carbon sugars) are of considerable interest to the biofuels industry, because six-carbon sugars are readily converted into ethanol (biofuel) by fermenting

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Energy Chief Backs Effort to Encourage Renewable Investments

by Zack Coleman (The Hill E2Wire)  The Obama administration lent its support Wednesday to a congressional effort that would open a financing structure for renewable energy. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Clemson, ArborGen Combine for Biofuel Research

(Associated Press/The State)  Clemson University researchers are joining with a commercial forestry company to try to figure out what variety of poplars are best to make biofuels. ArborGen planted four

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Green Plains Subsidiary Opens New Terminal

(Biofuels International) Ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary BlendStar has commenced operations at its newly built 96-car train terminal in Birmingham, Alabama.   READ MORE

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Southern Mississippi Researchers Working to Turn Algae into Fuel

(Clarion Ledger)  …Today, Redalje’s Marine Science lab at Stennis Space Center is studying algae, grown from Mississippi coastal waters, and recreating that ancient process. “We now look for one that

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The Year That Was and Will Be

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …E15 is now for sale in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. …As if that weren’t

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Teaching Biofuels in School

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Shane Robinson, associate professor in the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership wants to

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Doubles Corn's Food Production

by Orrie Swayze  (AgWeek)   Both sides of the food versus fuel debate assume ethanol wastes food and the debate

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Advisor: Host of Factors Affect Food Prices

by Sarah Bittleman (Dairy Herd/USDA)  Rob Green’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed “The cause of higher grocery bills isn’t the drought. It’s the

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa View: Big Oil Thrives on an Unfair 'Century of Subsidies'

by Monte Shaw (Des Moines Register)  …The issue of fueling choice is in the news again because the American Petroleum

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Central America Studying Ethanol Use to Reduce Oil Consumption

(Fox News Latino)  Energy officials from Central America met on Tuesday in this capital to study the use of ethanol

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Bangchak Invests to Ride E85 Wave

(Bangkok Post)  Majority state-owned Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP) will invest about 100 million baht to double the number of its

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Are the Way forward for Oregon

by Gavin Carpenter (Oregon Live/The Oregonian)  As a growing Oregon company committed to creating jobs and propelling our state’s transportation

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Competing with China

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Hart Energy’s Tammy Klein wrote a piece, published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Election

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

EC Dismisses Claims It Aims to Cap First-Generation Biofuels Use

(Platts)  The European Commission does not plan to “cap the production and consumption” of first-generation biofuels as it moves to

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Can Flex-Fuel Cars Put US on the Road to Low Oil Prices?

by Suzanne Goldenberg (The Guardian)  Barack Obama is in the market for creative ways of combating climate change, and Eyal

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

DDGS Nutrient Profiles Showing Greater Variability

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent distillers grains nutrient survey shows some change from a similar one done

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Benefits Consumers, Economy

by Tadd Nicholson  (Chillicothe Gazette)   …Blending corn ethanol into gasoline reduces our reliance on foreign oil, helping to meet

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa State University Researchers Growing Algae in Poultry Houses

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A research project conducted by several Iowa State University (ISU) researchers is studying the feasibility of growing algae

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Is Coming, Future Uncertain

by Amy Mayer (KBIA.org)  Since the introduction of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005, the EPA has had to radically

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Gets Clean Environmental Report

(CBC News)  Ethanol plant gets clean environmental report A major ethanol research facility in Cornwall, P.E.I. is one step closer

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

API Lawsuit on 2011 Cellulosic RFS Volumes Dismissed by Court

by Erin Voegele   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Dec. 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

NNFCC Review of the Year: 2012's Biggest Bioenergy, Biofuels and Bio-Based Products News Stories

by Matthew Aylott   (National Non-Food Crops Centre)  NNFCC take a look back at the bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products stories

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Transpetro to Build Ethanol Barges in 2013

(Argus Media/Transpetro) Transpetro, the logistics unit of state-controlled oil company Petrobras, is close to launching operations at its new shipyard

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Eco-Energy to Partner with NuStar in Development of Ethanol Unit Train and Storage Facility in Northern, VA Market

(Eco-Energy/BusinessWire)  Eco-Energy Holdings, Inc. (“Eco-Energy”) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with NuStar Terminals Operations Partnership L.P. (“NuStar”)

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The Old Switcheroo — the “Now” of Cellulosic Biofuels vs “Five Years Away” in Oil & Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As renewable fuel developers put steel in the ground, oil & gas points to a

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production Continues for E Energy

by Scott Koperski   (Beatrice Daily Sun)  … One key to E Energy Adams’ success has been finding uses for byproducts

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Still Faces Choppy Seas

by Jeff Caldwell (Agriculture.com)  …Though Friday’s ruling, on paper, should keep ethanol production chugging along, that doesn’t mean the sector —

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Refining Chiefs Expect More Regulations under Obama

by Simone Sebastian  (FuelFix)  …A number of federal rules that seek to cut emissions and expand biofuel use were passed or discussed

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Citgo Gets Town OK to Build 270,000-Gallon Biofuel Tank in Braintree

by Neal Simpson  (The Patriot Ledger)  Citgo Petroleum Corp. has won town approval to build a 33-foot-tall tank that will

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Reaping a Mainland Fuel Harvest

by Eric Ng (South China Morning Post)  Projects to convert agricultural waste into ethanol are at an early stage on

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Fundamentally Bullish on Cellulosic Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cobalt Technologies is the latest company to announce its second generation technology will be developed in

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium   DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

The 9th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Wednesday

December 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium

  9th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    June 5-7, 2013    Antwerp, Belgium

The 9th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Wednesday

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

NIA in Joint Cassava Ethanol Plant Project

(Bangkok Post)  The National Innovation Agency (NIA) joined hands with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Goes Big-Game Hunting: Brussels Grants €199M to Dutch Biorefinery Project

by Jim Lane (Biobased Digest)  Counting the EU out in biobased development?  Not so quick, pilgrim — BioMCN, Siemens, Linde

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2013 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo and 2013 Islands & Isolated Communities Congress September 9 – 11 Honolulu, Hawaii DEADLINE: March 15 for Panels, May 24 for Proposals

  CALL FOR PAPERS: 2013 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo and 2013 Islands & Isolated Communities Congress September 9 – 11 Honolulu, Hawaii  DEADLINE: March 15 for Panels, May 24 for Proposals

The event is the preeminent meeting place for international leaders and energy experts at the forefront of the clean energy

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2013 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo and 2013 Islands & Isolated Communities Congress September 9 – 11 Honolulu, Hawaii

  2013 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo and 2013 Islands & Isolated Communities Congress   September 9 – 11    Honolulu, Hawaii

The event is the preeminent meeting place for international leaders and energy experts at the forefront of the clean energy

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Business Academy Releases 2013 Calendar of Events

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)  India-based Biodiesel Business Academy presents its calendar of events and training programs scheduled in 2013

December 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Neste Oil to Produce Biojet as Part of EU-Funded ITAKA Project

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has joined the Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene for Aviation (ITAKA) project, which is being funded

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

New Television Campaign Shows the 'Cool' Side of Bioheat

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Heating oil consumers in the Northeast are learning how making a small change will support American

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Oregon Energy Plan Calls for Shift in Biomass Investment Approach

by Luke Geiver (Biomass Magazine)  Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber believes energy is the issue of our time, and to address

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company, Emera Setting up Shop on Mill Site

by Nick Moase (The Advance)  The Bowater mill site will soon see activity again, as two businesses take up tenancy.

December 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Last Call for Student Biofuels Campaign Ad

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  This could be you at your video premier of your biofuels campaign ad debuted during the

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Verdezyne’s Xylose Isomerase Technology Acquired by DuPont Industrial Biosciences

(BusinessWire) Patented Technology Enables Conversion of Biomass Sugars to Fuels and Chemicals Verdezyne, Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company focused on

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Program Launched to Authenticate Feedstock as 'Renewable Biomass'

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …While the biodiesel industry is working with EPA, obligated parties under the renewable fuel standard

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Contamination! and Other Crises: 12 Signs That Your Favorite Biofuels Venture May Be in Trouble

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is your favorite biofuels venture in trouble? — or might look in trouble but actually

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Defense Bill Done: Biofuels Survive

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Unofficial reports indicate that biofuels provisions have survived a House-Senate conference over the Defense bill.

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Soy Biodiesel Education Kit Available Free to Indiana Teachers

(Indiana Soybean Alliance)  Indiana high school students now have the opportunity to make soy biodiesel from the vegetable oil found

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuel to Surge in 2013 After First U.S. Plants Open

by Andrew Herndon  (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  Cellulosic biofuel companies will boost production almost 20-fold in 2013 as the first high-volume

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC-6) August 4-7, 2013 Nottingham, UK

  6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry  (GSC-6)    August 4-7, 2013  Nottingham, UK

The Local Organising Committee for the 6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC-6) look forward to welcoming you

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Special Forest Products Journal Biofuels Issue

(WebWire)  Biofuels made from high yield, short rotation woody crops or from forest residuals and thinnings that are currently left

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Saudi Firm to Invest $650m on Sugar, Ethanol in Sudan

(Saudi Gazette)  Sinnar state signed a partnership with the Saudi Tala Company to produce sugar, ethanol and bio-fuel in Sinnar

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Time for Bold Action on Biofuels

by Dave Juday (Hawaii Reporter)   President Obama’s re-election paves the way for him to actually pursue the “all of

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Sahara Forest Project Launched

by Mohammad Shoeb  (The Peninsula Qatar)  Qatar has launched a novel pilot project, ‘Sahara Forest’ in collaboration with a Norwegian

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Making Sugars, Not Extracting Them: Proterro’s Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But very few are working in solid phase – where essentially instead of working

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Why Affordable Renewable Sugars are a Monster Prize

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Today, we could use a good five-cent renewable sugar, suitable for microorganisms that, from sucrose,

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

A Sugar Fix: Proterro, Biofuels and Affordable, Renewable Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why is making affordable renewable sugars potentially big business? Which intrepid investors have targeted biofuels’

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Washington Auto Show February 1-10, 2013, Washington, DC

  Washington Auto Show    February 1-10, 2013, Washington, DC

Presenting the very latest in thinking, technology, design, innovation, alternative fuel solutions, automotive safety and state-of-the-art prototypes, The Washington Auto

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

SAE 2013 Government/Industry Meeting January 30-February 1 Washington, DC

  SAE 2013 Government/Industry Meeting     January 30-February 1   Washington, DC

If you want to know how current and future automotive technology, regulations and legislation will affect the design of automobiles

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

ANSYS Drives Design Of New Mazda SKYACTIV-D Racing Engine

(Yahoo!/PRNewsWire)  Mazda racing teams will zip around the track with greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions thanks to the motorsports

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Biorefinery for Food, Fuel and Materials 2013 April 7-10 Wageningen, The Netherlands.

  Biorefinery for Food, Fuel and Materials 2013    April 7-10   Wageningen, The Netherlands.

In the symposium on Biorefinery for Food, Fuel and Materials 2013 (BFF2013) the whole biorefinery value chain is considered, from

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

5th Sugar Asia Exhibition and Conference May 28-29, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand

  5th Sugar Asia Exhibition and Conference   May 28-29, 2013  Bangkok, Thailand

As developing nations accounts for more than 70% of total sugar production, so these nations are the key players in

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD

  17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD

The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), held June 18-20, 2013 in the Washington DC area, is an opportunity for

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013 Rockville, MD DEADLINE March 1, 2013

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 18-20, 2013  Rockville, MD   DEADLINE March 1, 2013

This year the conference theme will explore green chemistry and engineering advancements that will help us meet the challenges of

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

State Incentives for Alternative-Fuel Projects Linked to Success and Failure

by Jeff Ayres  (Clarion Ledger)  Mississippi alternative-energy development projects that have received more than $400 million in state backing through loans,

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

House Republicans Plan to Put Fuel Standard on Trial in Next Congress

by Zack Coleman (The Hill E2Wire)  House Republicans plan to put the renewable fuel standard on trial next Congress, a

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

RFA Helps Santa with Naughty/Nice List

(Brownfield Ag News for America)  …“It’s actually fairly easy this year,” said (Bob) Dinneen (President/CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association).

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

PTT to Offer E20 Gasohol at 1,000 Stations Next Year

by Watchara Pussayanawin (The Nation)  PTT will expand to 1,000 the number of petrol stations pumping E20 gasohol, from 600 currently,

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Imported as Advanced Biofuel Competes with Biodiesel

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol imports from Brazil have surged into the U.S. in recent months, University

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Kansas Fed Economist Says Markets, Not Mandates, Drive Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Markets shape ethanol production, Nathan Kauffman, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Oregon to Implement Phase One of Clean Fuels Program

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) On Dec. 7, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission elected to begin implementation of the

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

National Corn Growers Association Offers Ethanol Facts Resource, Designed for Mobile Platform

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Corn Growers Association has launched a new web-based resource,www.EthanolFacts.com. …The home

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Company Eyes Hemp as Feedstock for Biofuel, Power Generation

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An alternative energy company looking to build multiple energy beet-to-biofuel plants in Kentucky recently

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Insurance Industry Perspectives on Extreme Weather Events

(Environmental and Energy Study Insitute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) organized a briefing on insurance industry perspectives on recent extreme

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Agricultural Research Is Faltering, Report Warns

by Stephanie Strom  (New York Times)  A blue-ribbon panel of scientific and technology advisers to President Obama warns that the nation risks

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

DE-FOA-0000812: Carbon, Hydrogen and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways(CHASE BIO-OIL PATHWAYS)

(US Department of Energy) This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will address research and development (R&D) challenges that were identified at a

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Fertile Soil Doesn't Fall from the Sky

(Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research – UFZ/The AlphaGalileo Foundation)  The contribution of bacterial remnants to soil fertility has been underestimated

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Growth of Ethanol Fuel Stalls in Brazil

by Claudio Angelo (Nature.com)  …Domestic consumption of liquid ethanol this year has been 26% lower than for the same period in

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Cleantech Conservative: 10 New Realities, Priorities for Biofuels in 2013

by Douglas Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)   …Throughout his campaign President Obama proclaimed himself an oil and gas supporter even while talking

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

NREL and Johnson Matthey Announce Five-Year Collaboration on Biofuels

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Goal is to develop new catalysts to lower costs for producing biofuels The U.S. Department of

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Farmers and Biofuel Industry Mobilise against the EC Biofuel U-Turn

(AgiTrade) In a letter to the European Commission in early October 2012, Copa-Cogeca, the EU farmers’ and agricultural cooperatives’ organisation, affirmed

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel

by Tafline Laylin (GreenProphet.com)  It has been just 17 months since McDonalds announced its intention to recycle all of its vegetable

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. States Threaten Lawsuit against EPA over Regulations

by Andrew Hay  (Reuters)  A coalition of seven eastern states led by New York plans to sue the U.S. Environmental

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

46% of You Expect to See Biofuels IPOs in the Next 12 Months

(World Biofuels Markets)  The Biofuels Industry Survey Results: Key findings ahead of the World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition In

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Can Algae-Derived Oils Support Large-Scale, Low-Cost Biofuels Production?

(XS4Green.com)  …John Benemann, Ian Woertz, and Tryg Lundquist, MicroBio Engineering, Inc. (Walnut Creek, CA) and California State Polytechnic University (San

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Tanzania: Villagers Cry Foul On Bio-Fuel Investments

by Ashery Mkama   (AllAfrica.com)   Villagers from Kilwa and Rufiji districts have requested the government to involve them in implementation

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

New Algae-Based Biodiesel Meets State Fuel Quality Standards

by Kristin Macey (CDFA Division of Measurement Standards/Imperial Valley News)  The Department of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Measurement Standards

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Solazyme Crosses the Rubicon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Next-gen renewable oils producer achieves first linear scale-up to 500,000 liter fermenters — clears path

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

EESI Discusses Biomass, Bioenergy, and Sustainability With State Environmental Legislators

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI Policy Associate Ned Stowe recently gave a presentation on biomass, bioenergy,

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Green Restaurant 'Grease' a Good Thing

by Diana Nelson Jones (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   … Ting Yen stores about 35 pounds of used oil a day in the

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

FRIM Ready to Produce Biodiesel

(The Star Online)  SETIU: The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has been successful in growing 6,000 ‘Jarak Pagar’ (Jatropa

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