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Water Quality Expert Kenneth Hudnell Calling for Shift in Policy and Treatment Strategies to Make Near Term Impact on Impaired Water Bodies

(BusinessWire)  Dr. Kenneth Hudnell, one of the foremost experts on harmful algal blooms, cyanobacteria, their toxins, and their effects on health and aquatic ecosystems is calling for a significant shift in

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazilian Sustainable Jet Biofuel Plans Boosted by Promise of a New Generation of Jatropha Hybrid Crops

(GreenAirOnline)  Once touted as a wonder-crop that would become a staple feedstock for jet biofuels, jatropha suffered a fall from grace as yields failed to live up to overblown claims.

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Addax Bioenergy Earns First African Certification by Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)

(RSB Services)  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

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Key Issues Driving the Global Sugar & Ethanol Markets March 5, 2013 Webinar 10:00AM ET

  Key Issues Driving the Global Sugar & Ethanol Markets    March 5, 2013   Webinar  10:00AM ET

Speakers from Platts and Kingsman will be addressing the key issues currently driving the global sugar and ethanol markets. Join our speakers as they address: What trends are we seeing

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Mendota Beet Ethanol Plant Waits on $5M Grant

(The Business Journal)  Developers of a planned biorefinery in Mendota are hoping to get $5 million from the California Energy Commission as part of a program to encourage the development

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA Releases “40 Facts About Ethanol” Video

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released a new video entitled “40 Facts About Ethanol.” It is a fast-paced, up-tempo, animated data-based review of ethanol past, present

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Inside the Military’s Clean-Energy Revolution

by Julia Whitty (The Atlantic/Mother Jones)  …To get to the Nimitz, 100 miles off Honolulu, our turboprop is flying a 50-50 blend of biofuel and standard JP-5 shipboard aviation fuel. The

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Rises Versus Gasoline as Motor Fuel Slumps, Corn Gains

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Ethanol’s discount to gasoline fell the most in more than three months as the motor fuel slumped and corn rose. The spread narrowed 10.45 cents to

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Piedmont Biofuels Certified Under Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Program

(AZO Cleantech)  Piedmont Biofuels of Pittsboro, North Carolina has been certified under the internationally recognized Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Program following a third-party assessment conducted by SCS Global Services

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Echuca Plant Will Provide Biofuel for Melbourne

by Warwick Long (ABC Rural)  A Melbourne businessman has bought a 4,500 hectare property to produce biofuels for his revegetation and timber recycling companies in the city. Peter O’Donnell bought

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Estimates Reduce Amount of Additional Land Available for Biofuel Production

(American Chemical Society)   Amid efforts to expand production of biofuels, scientists are reporting new estimates that downgrade the amount of additional land available for growing fuel crops by almost

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Can the US Still Meet Its 2022 Biofuels Targets?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As cellulosic biofuels technologies start to deploy — critics and friends ask, 36 billion gallons by 2022, can it still be done?   Yep, there’s a

February 28, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

6 Questions for DuPont’s CEO on Startups, Ethanol and Solar

by Katie Fehrenbacher (GigaOm)  The leader of the 210-year-old science giant DuPont, Ellen Kullman, sits down with GigaOM to give us her take on the future of energy for a

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

New Shell Scenarios Sharpen Focus on Future for Society, Energy

(HeraldOnline/Royal Dutch Shell) Shell today released new scenarios that explore two possible ways the 21st century could unfold, with dramatically different implications for society and the world’s energy system. One scenario

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Hot Route! New Bioenergy Financing Pathway via Risk Transfer Guaranty Bonds

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the most interesting and compelling solutions to the problem of financing commercial-scale biofuels was unveiled this week at the Avalon Air Show by

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Hemp Has Untapped Market as Biofuel, Pikeville Businessman Says

by Janet Patton  (Kentucky.com)   Kentucky’s debate on hemp so far has centered on the marijuana question and the market question. But Roger Ford has one of his own: What

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

NACS: Liquid Fuels Will Continue to Dominate in 2040

(Convenience Store News)  Liquid fuels will continue to be the top fueling option for drivers for the next two-plus decades. However, the composition of these fuels will undergo significant change.

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Live from #EIS13: 3 Leaders on the Importance of Energy Innovation

by Bryan McBournie (SmartBlog on Leadership)  … DuPont Chairwoman and CEO Ellen Kullman said it is important to ensure that the world’s energy mix is diverse, sustainable and accessible, and adding

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Can E15 Save Ethanol?

(1011Now.com)  …Nebraska ethanol and ag leaders believe E15 is key in getting idle ethanol plants back to producing. Robert White, the director of market development for the Renewable Fuels Association,

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Witnesses Bash E15 During One-Sided House Committee Hearing

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Feb. 26 hearing featured testimony of three E15 critics, including a representative of the Coordinating Research Council, which has authored research reports concluding

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

‘Fat Worms’ Inch Scientists Toward Better Biofuel Production

(Science Daily)  Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves ­- a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Project Aims to Produce Bio-Diesel from Cooking Oil in World Cup Host Cities

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  The Bioplanet project, which is part of the Brazil Promotion Plan for the World Cup, anticipates the production of 25 million litres of biodiesel until the 2014

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

EIA: Cellulosic Biofuels Will Likely Remain Well below EISA Targets

(Green Car Congress)  US Commercial-scale production of cellulosic biofuels reached about 20,000 gallons in late 2012, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA estimates this output could grow to more

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Small Farmers Risk Exclusion from Biofuels Certification Schemes

(UN Food and Agriculture Organization)  The way certification schemes for biofuels are structured makes it difficult for smallholder producers and many developing countries to participate in export markets, according to

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Flying the Aussie BioSkies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of biofuels there is no sector as active as military and aviation biofuels in terms of willing customers. At the Low

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels International 2013 September 11-12 Antwerp, Belgium

  Biofuels International 2013     September 11-12   Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its sixth year, Biofuels International 2013 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers,

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Minnesota Legislature: Bill Would Broaden Biofuels Additives in State

by Leslie Brooks Suzukamo   (TwinCities.com)  Minnesota legislators will get a chance Wednesday, Feb. 27, to look at a bill that would allow a different kind of corn-based biofuel besides ethanol

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Commercial Algae Farming Workshop April 11-12, 2013 The Woodlands, Texas

  Commercial Algae Farming Workshop     April 11-12, 2013     The Woodlands, Texas

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a Commercial Algae Farming Workshop to be held April 11-12, 2013 at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 29813 I-45 North, in The Woodlands, Texas. The workshop

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Commercial Algae Farming Workshop April 11-12, 2013 The Woodlands, Texas DEADLINE: March 15, 2013

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Commercial Algae Farming Workshop    April 11-12, 2013     The Woodlands, Texas   DEADLINE: March 15,  2013

The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced a Commercial Algae Farming Workshop to be held April 11-12, 2013 at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 29813 I-45 North, in The Woodlands, Texas. The workshop

February 27, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

The Battle to Counter Big Oil’s Campaign

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Fuels America is redoubling its efforts to point the finger at the real beneficiaries should the RFS be weakened and E15 smeared and it’s

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Refiners May Use RINs to Meet Requirement on Biofuel Use

by Louise Downing (Bloomberg BusinessWeek) …“The biofuels sector faces difficult choices”, said Alejandro Zamorano Cadavid, U.S. analyst for biofuels at New Energy Finance. “Corn ethanol use has expanded rapidly in

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Australia to Build $10m Seawater Pipeline for Algae Industry

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Australia’s State Development Minister Colin Barnett has announced a $10 million government sponsored project for construction of a seawater pipeline to support the expansion of an algae

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Solyndra Critics Back U.S. Lab Seeking Biofuel From Germs

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg)  People attending a Washington event this week may witness something almost unheard of in political circles: Republicans praising a clean-energy program supported by President Barack Obama. The

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Management: Creating Shared Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development May 6-10, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa

  Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Management: Creating Shared Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development    May 6-10, 2013   Cape Town, South Africa

The essential course to prepare professionals to work in the expanding field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development and the

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Historical Studies Confirm the Existence of Indirect Emissions from Biofuels

(EurActiv.com)  Biofuels made from food crops indirectly generate net emissions of greenhouse gases in the future, confirm the preliminary results of two studies on the history of the change in

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Chromatin and Calgren Renewable Fuels Sign Multi-Year Alliance for Locally-Grown Sorghum for Ethanol Production

(Chromatin/MarketWatch)  Chromatin, Inc., a leading provider of innovative crop breeding technology, sorghum seed products and feedstocks, and Calgren Renewable Fuels, a leading ethanol producer located in Pixley, CA, announced today

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Australia at the Crossroads – Import or Export Aviation Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As journalists, at the Digest our job is to ask the 7 Questions. Who, What, Where, When, How Much, How and Why. In aviation biofuels

February 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Lux: Alternative Fuel Companies Reach for Real Revenue in 2013

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A 32-page report by Lux Research picks winners and losers in 2012 among alternative fuel developers. The state of the market report, which is

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Chromatin Signs Sorghum Supply Deal with Aemetis

(Chromatin/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Chromatin Inc., a leading provider of innovative crop breeding technology, sorghum seed products and feedstocks, and Aemetis Inc., an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, have announced

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Enhances Sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing

(National Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) American Ethanol announced its plans to enhance its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2013 NASCAR season. Dillon will race

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Issues Final Rule for Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways under the RFS Program

(Environmental Protection Agency)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to identify additional fuel pathways that the Agency has determined meet the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG)

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Responds to Witness List for E15 Hearing

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment is scheduled to hold a hearing on mid-level ethanol blends

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

State-by-State Ethanol Update

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association has released a state-by-state update to the “Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States,” an economic impact

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ottawa Ending Biofuels Subsidy over Unfulfilled Industry Promises

by Shawn McCarthy (Globe and Mail)  The Conservative government is formally shutting down its controversial biofuels subsidy program, saying companies producing biodiesel have failed to meet ambitious production targets. In

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Technology-to-Market Summer Scholars

(US Department of Energy)  The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is devoted exclusively to transformational energy technology research and development. ARPA-E’s mission is to: Enhance U.S. economic security

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels on the Up and Up

by Peter Hannam  (Sidney Morning Herald)  Lufthansa probably thought it was on a public relations winner when it began operating flights using a mix of biofuel and regular jet fuel between

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ministers Say ‘Yes, But’ to New Rules on Biofuels

(E-EnergyMarket.com)  Energy ministers, meeting in Brussels on 22 February, have given a lukewarm reception to new rules proposed by the European Commission to limit the share of first-generation biofuels used

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Board Awards Funds for Job Creation Projects in Milford, Galva

byDave Dreeszen  (SiouxCityJournal.com)  The Iowa Economic Development Authority board awarded financial aid packages Friday to two Northwest Iowa manufacturers planning to expand and add new jobs. American Natural Processors, a

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Licella’s Fibre Fuels – Drop-In Biofuels, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is fibre fuel, how does it displace petroleum via supercritical technology, and what does the plant look like? … For those less familiar with

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Searching the Mangrove and the Desert for a Native Biofuel

by Dr Andreas Henschel (The National)  …The UAE, recognising the potential of biofuel, is now looking to discover its own plant-based sources of energy. And it is trying to mitigate

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into “Breathing” Electrons in Effort to Create Biofuels

by Lidija Grozdanic   (Inhabitat.com) …Scientists Daniel Bond, Zarath Summers and Jeffrey Gralnick of the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute used the co-called electrochemical cultivation to grow iron-oxidizing bacteria without any

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Fuel Tax Credit Extensions Frequently Asked Questions

(Internal Revenue Service)  The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-240) retroactively extends certain fuel tax credits that expired on Dec. 31, 2011. The retroactively extended fuel tax

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Team Up for Energy Victory

by Col. Bill Holmberg (ret.)  (American Council On Renewable Energy)   “Up with octane, down with aromatics, and embrace the needs of people and nature,” says ACORE’s legendary biomass guru. But

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Produce High Density Renewable Fuels from Terpenes; Potential Use as Significant Components of Jet, Diesel and Tactical Fuels

(Green Car Congress)  Researchers at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake have developed a process for the synthesis of high energy density renewable fuels through

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Making Superfuels Affordable, via Biofuels: The JP-10 Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could a switch to biofuels make super-dense JP-10 military aviation fuels affordable? Could F18A Super Hornets add payload or extend range? Currently reserved for tactical

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Dynamic Fuels Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

(RSB Services Foundation)  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,

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Could Algae Biofuel Doom The Keystone XL Pipeline?

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica)  As pressure on the Obama Administration to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline ramps up, algae biofuel is emerging as yet another domestic energy source that

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Dubai Giant Invests in Algenol

by Jeff Lytle (NaplesNews.com)  …Paul Woods, founder and CEO of Algenol Biofuels, which is making ethanol from algae and is about to go into major production, said global giant Reliance

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Montana State University Graduate Launches Biofuels Startup, Partners with University

by Sepp Jannotta (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  A Bozeman biofuels startup is partnering with Montana State University to turn a fungus discovered in the highly acidic hot springs of Yellowstone National

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Calls for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations

(Environmental Protection Agency)   New green chemistry technologies grow markets and save businesses money. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the nominations for the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes

( Bharat Book Bureau/PR NewsWire/WFSB)  Bharat Book Bureau has recently added the market intelligence report titled “Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Continues to Be Job Creator

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Despite facing major challenges in 2012, the ethanol industry still created more than 380,000 jobs and

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

US Patent Issued for BDR’s Ceramic Membrane Reactor Technology

(BioDiesel Reactor Technologies Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)   BioDiesel Reactor Technologies Inc. recently announced that U.S. Patent No. 8,366,794 entitled “Apparatus and

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Hard Reality – Biofuels Are a Loser, Despite All the Hope and Hype

by Rod Adams (Atomic Insights)  I’ve been spending the past hour or so reading an excellent paper written by a

February 22, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Aboitiz to Invest $30m in Biomethane

by Alena Mae S. Flores (Manila Standard Today)   Aseagas Corp., a joint venture between Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. and Gazasia Ltd.

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Pertamina, Toyota Sign Biofuel Research and Development Agreement

by Hatman Bintang  (Indonesia Today)  State-owned petroleum company, PT Pertamina, signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Toyota Motor Corporation for research

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Residential Cooking Oil and Grease Drop-off Program for Austin, Texas by DieselGreen Fuels

(PR WEB/DieselGreen Fuels)  After recycling oil from Austin and San Antonio commercial kitchens since 2006, DieselGreen is announcing a drop

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Rodney Hailey Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Selling $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Owner of “Clean Green Fuel” falsely claimed his company produced 23 million gallons of renewable fuel U.S.

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Bill Russell vs Wilt Chamberlain, the Algae Biofuels Angle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Nature hasn’t (so far) selected algae for long life. Generally, the little one-celled growth factories

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

DEFRA Releases UK Biofuel Feedstock Production Statistics

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recently published experimental statistics on

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Beets Being Considered for Ethanol Production

by Jessica Holdman (Bismark Tribune) Research scientists at Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory are testing sugar beets as a new

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

As Prices at the Pump Go Up, Up, Up American Ethanol is the Motorist’s Friend

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  If you’ve been paying more at the pump for gasoline, you aren’t alone. And,

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Industry Groups Appeal High-Ethanol Fuel Case to Supreme Court

by Ben Goad (The Hill Reg Watch)  A coalition of industry groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Combined with CCS Could Enable Carbon-Negative Energy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has released a report highlighting the

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

The USDA’s BioPreferred Program – in Suspended Animation — What Next?

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  … It is a program that encourages companies to voluntarily register the amount of biobased

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

E85 Fuel Saves at the Pump, but Comes with a Cost Later

by Frank Witsil (Detroit Free Press)  With gas prices pushing $4 a gallon in Michigan, drivers may be tempted to

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Avoiding Virus Dangers in ‘Domesticating’ Wild Plants for Biofuel Use

(Michigan State University)  In our ongoing quest for alternative energy sources, researchers are looking more to plants that grow in

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Engineered Yeast Makes More Biofuels

by Helen Tunnicliffe (TCE Today)  Moving process to mitochondria ups production 260% Chemical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have engineered

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Should Phase Out Support for Land-Based Biofuels, Lobbies Say

by Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) The European Union should phase out support for land-based biofuels that displace food production and indirectly boost

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Energo Zelena Rendering Company Started Up

(ElectraWinds)   Energo Zelena, Electrawinds’ rendering project in Serbia, is fully operational after a start-up period of a few weeks. This

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Greenleaf Sets the Bar for Safe, Efficient Biodiesel Production

by Gus Kellogg, Rahul Bobbili and Dianna Overmyer (Sustainable Planet)  Greenleaf Biofuels recently began producing biodiesel fuel at its New Haven,

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Great Big Things from Tiny Lil’ Algae: 10 Algae Trends for 2013

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  22 projects around the world show the multi-faceted promise of algae.  Concrete, polyurethane, bioplastics, cosmetics

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

How a Microbial Biorefinery Regulates Genes

(Brown University)  Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Sugarcane Fibre Could Boost Biofuel Development – Study

by Natasha Odendaal  (Creamer Media’s Engineering News)  A doctorate study undertaken by Stellenbosch University Department of Process Engineering student Yuda Benjamin has found

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Fresno Biodiesel Plant Gets $6M Grant

(The Business Journal)  A planned biodiesel production facility will begin operating next year thanks to a $6-million grant approved this

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

The Biorefinery Project of the Future — Today

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As we highlighted this week in the Digest, Chromatin and Pacific Ethanol announced that they

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Team Develops Sustainable Process for Wastewater Algae to Biocrude

(FIS.com)  A team at the University of Kansas has demonstrated the feasibility of an integrated wastewater algae-to-biocrude process using hydrothermal

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

The Dew Drop Inn — Who’s Dropping in What in Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  B20, B5, B100, E10, E22, E15, M50, E85, Bu12.5, HEFA 50.  Is your head swimming

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Corporations, Investors ‘Grabbing’ Land and Water Overseas

by By Brian Bienkowsk (Environmental Health News)  As a growing population stresses the world’s food and water supplies, corporations and investors

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Canadian Government Invests in Biofuel Initiatives

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian government has announced investments in two projects that will benefit the biofuel

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Pushes Back against Legislation to Block E15

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 14, U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and David Vitter, R-La., introduced legislation

February 19, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Recent Land Use Change in the Western Corn Belt Threatens Grasslands and Wetlands

by Christopher K. Wright and Michael C. Wimberly (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)   In the US Corn Belt,

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Solid Energy Sells Its Biofuel Arm to Management

by Michael Berry (The Press/Stuff.co.nz)  Solid Energy’s biofuel company has been sold to its management, two Christchurch men who are

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Peru’s Maple Shifting to Cane Ethanol in ‘Transformational Year’

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Maple Energy Plc, the Peruvian company that made more than 99 percent of its revenue

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest’s SuperData: 150 Free Biofuels Downloads

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest published its newly-improved and updated SuperData site — now with 150

February 19, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

New Initiative Equips Farmers to Combat Climate Change and Increase Food Security

(BusinessWire) Radio Lifeline, a non-profit based in the US, announces the launch of the Black Earth Project, a new initiative designed to help

February 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Bill Would Limit EPA’s Ability to Increase Cellulosic RFS Volumes

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pending legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to limit the ability of

February 19, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

AEC Responds to The Wall Street Journal Coverage

(Advanced Ethanol Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Wall Street Journal editorial board has once again demonstrated that it either does not understand

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

VayuGrid Signs Agreement for Biofuel Zones in Zambia

(VayuGrid/PR NewsWire)  EEP-SEA Selects VayuSap™ Among 168 Other Projects for a Grant of Over $1 Million India-based VayuGrid and Zambia-based BetterWorld Energy

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Weighing Obama’s SOTUS Proposal: More Oil Drilling to Fund Clean Energy?

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  President Barack Obama’s proposal to fund clean-energy research with fees paid by oil and gas

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Praj to Start Building India Sugar-Cane Waste Fuel Plant by May

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Praj Industries Ltd., an engineering company backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, expects to begin construction on

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative Worried About Stocks, Not Ethanol

by John Davis and Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Ethanol is good for taking harmful particles out of automobile emissions, but a

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

If You’re Not Extracting Corn Oil, Why Not?

by John Davis and Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Ethanol producers need to squeeze every penny out of their operations. But one

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS…Something Has to Give

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  …Our focus is on the increasing difficulty of meeting the RFS

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Stop Them, If You’ve Heard This One Before

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …U.S. ethanol production proved to be the remedy to our imported oil

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces New Investment to Advance Cost-Competitive Hydrogen Fuel

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced a $1 million investment to analyze and evaluate potential cost-competitive pathways

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy Still Driving the Second Scramble for Africa

(ActionAid)  At a seminar on biofuels in Dublin yesterday, David Barissa, a leading expert on food security and land rights

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Fracking Success Hits Biofuels Investment

by Jason Krupp (EIN News)  Petrol retailer Z Energy says world oil prices could plunge by almost half in the

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Harper Government Announces Clean Technology Projects Across Canada

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada) The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today was joined by the Honourable Peter Kent,

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

That Darn Devil, Them Dang Details: What’s Really Driving Food Prices?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the new USDA long-term forecasts, rising global meat consumption stands out as a driver

February 15, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

NRDC Post-State of the Union Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Support Presidential Action to Fight Ravages of Climate Change

(Natural Resources Defense Council)  NRDC’s polling immediately after the State of the Union made clear that Americans consider climate change

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Seeks Comment on Efforts to Improve Vehicle Performance, Fuel Economy

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department on February 1 invited public comment on an upcoming solicitation totaling more than

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Steps in Biofuels: ACORE’s Renewable Energy Policy Forum ‘13

By Joshua Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) Thinking about the back and forth on EPA’s cellulosic fuel mandates in the last

February 15, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

New Policy Can Put the EU on Track to Reach 100% Renewable Energy

(World Wildlife Fund)  Today WWF launched a new report – Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy [1] – which

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy and Grasslands on the Edge

(Bioenergy Crops)  There is an increasing interest worldwide on developing sustainable bioenergy alternatives for low competitive lands where food production

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

New DOE Research: RFS a Proven Economic Success with Minimal Impact on Food Prices or Land Use

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new research article published last month in the academic journal Biofuels concluded that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is producing

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Bridges to Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biobased DIgest)  Bringing your biobased technology forward through the Valley of Death may require a bridge over

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Poised for Surge in Fuel Made from Crop Waste

(Associated Press/Omaha.com)  After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion-dollar refineries in several states that will use corn

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Novozymes Wins $2.5M Grant to Study Turning Corn Stalks into Biofuel

(WRAL Tech Wire)  Novozymes, which operates its North American headquarters in Franklinton, N.C., has landed a federal grant worth as

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Center Announces 2012-2013 Targeted Biofuels Development Funding Program, Strengthening Western NC

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Biofuels Center of North Carolina announced Monday, 4 February 2013, it will award up

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

North Carolina’s Growing Strengths: East Carolina University

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  East Carolina University associate professor Baohong Zhang is currently working on cutting-edge approaches to increasing

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Z Energy Renews Quest for Biofuels

(Radio New Zealand News)  Service station chain Z Energy is expecting a new push to replace some of its fossil

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Transporter Engineering for Improved Tolerance against Alkane Biofuels in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

by Binbin Chen, Hua Ling and Matthew Wook Chang (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  Hydrocarbon alkanes, components of major fossil fuels, are considered

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

More Fuel for Pilbara Biodiesel Company

by Stephen Stockwell (ABC Rural)  Mine camp catering company, ESS, will now send all the used cooking oil from its

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

FAA and Spain Cooperate in Alternative Aviation Fuels

(Federal Aviation Administration) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Harper Government Helps Find Sweet New Uses for Sugar Beets

(MarketWire/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)  Sugar beet growers are finding new and innovative uses for their crops thanks to support from

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released two comprehensive reports today that synthesize the scientific literature on

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

More B For Me Please

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Biodiesel can be a good tool in a farm business but Alicia Clancy, Manager of

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Senator Dorgan: We Must Be Relentless

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan is truly an advocate for biofuels. While in office,

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Lignol Makes Progress in Cellulosic Ethanol, Lignin Development

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lignol Innovations Ltd. has landed a commercial supply agreement with a European producer

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Army National Guard Launches E85 Mission

(FlexFuelUS)  The Iowa Army National Guard is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the deployment of ethanol. More than

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

New Ethanol Terminal in Birmingham Could Mean Cheaper Gas, CEO Says

by Stan Diel (AL.com)  A new $17 million ethanol terminal near I-65 and Finley Boulevard could lower the cost of

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

DoE, Treasury: $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury have announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

White House Wants $2 billion to Give Cleaner Transport a Boost

by Patrick Rucker (Reuters)  President Barack Obama wants Congress to create a $2 billion clean-energy transportation fund using fees paid by oil

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Fuels America Sends Snarky Valentine to Big Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So goes the new theme from Fuels America, who debuted their We Love Oil!campaign this afternoon. It’s

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 3, 2013 Orlando, FL DEADLINE: April 3, 2013

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Algae Biomass Summit   September 30-October 3, 2013    Orlando, FL   DEADLINE: April 3, 2013

The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2013 Algae Biomass Summit, to

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

EnergyPath July 29-August 2, 2013 Villanova, PA

  EnergyPath  July 29-August 2, 2013   Villanova, PA

Energypath is an annual five-day conference that brings together thought leaders in industry, academia, government, and finance to deliver critical

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

How to Play Cheap Natural Gas

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  All you have to say is “natural gas” and a lot of people in the

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

AGT System Turns Low-Cost Byproducts into High-Quality Biodiesel

(Alfa Laval/Biodiesel Magazine)  Alfa Laval introduces its Advanced Glycerol Treatment system, a prefabricated, turn-key biodiesel pretreatment solution for virtually any

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

McDonald’s UAE, Emirates Transport Discuss Biodiesel Initiative

by Weber Shandwick (MENA/Biodiesel Magazine)  McDonald’s UAE this week showcased its successful biodiesel initiative to executives from Emirates Transport, the

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

US EPA’s Byron Bunker Deciphers Biodiesel RIN QAP Proposed Rule

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After U.S. EPA’s much-anticipated renewable identification number (RIN) quality assurance program (QAP) proposed rule was

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Verdezyne: It’s Nylonic, Baby

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  … When last we checked in with Verdezyne at length, the company had a transformative

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Gaining Community Support for Biomass Projects

Al Maiorino (Public Strategy Group, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  Questions are increasingly raised concerning the various environmental, economic, and social issues

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Colorado Ethanol Producer Begins Shift from Corn to Woody Biomass

by Steve Raabe (Denver Post)  A Colorado ethanol producer is set to employ a landmark technology that could help resolve

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Western Biomass Energy in Chapter 11 Reorganization

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Just months after shipping a load of bagasse-based cellulosic ethanol to Brazil, Western Biomass

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar – Measure Biofuel Parameters – When And Where You Need To March 5, 2013 16:00 UTC

  Webinar – Measure Biofuel Parameters – When And Where You Need To   March 5, 2013  16:00 UTC

The increased growth in the use of biofuels and associated regulations has presented the industry with a unique set of

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA: Global Ethanol Production to Grow 40 Percent through 2022

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 11 the USDA released a report detailing its agricultural projections for the

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

The POTUS and His SOTUS: RT@moreofthesame TL;DR

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The SOTUS contained 18 references to energy — more than enough for the Digest to take a

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

“The Number-One Objective Is to Combat Climate Change”

by  Marie-Martine Buckens (Europolitics)  Interview with MEP Corinne Lepage (ALDE, France) French MEP Corinne Lepage (ALDE) was named rapporteur, in late

February 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Successful Production of Bio-diesel from Catfish Waste

(The Fish Site)  Hiep Thanh Seafood Processing Corporation (HTFood) has successfully produced bio-diesel from catfish fat. Waste catfish material such

February 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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