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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
February 28, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(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 government regulatory policy and remediation …

Brazilian Sustainable Jet Biofuel Plans Boosted by Promise of a New Generation of Jatropha Hybrid Crops
February 28, 2013 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(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. However, California-based alternative energy crop …

Addax Bioenergy Earns First African Certification by Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)
February 28, 2013 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(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 pleased to announce that Addax …

Key Issues Driving the Global Sugar & Ethanol Markets March 5, 2013 Webinar 10:00AM ET
February 28, 2013 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
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 in the U.S. and global ethanol …

Mendota Beet Ethanol Plant Waits on $5M Grant
February 28, 2013 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(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 of alternative fuels.
The pilot-scale biorefinery …

RFA Releases “40 Facts About Ethanol” Video
February 28, 2013 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

(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 and future. To view this …

Inside the Military’s Clean-Energy Revolution
February 28, 2013 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

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 biofuel is made from algae …

Ethanol Rises Versus Gasoline as Motor Fuel Slumps, Corn Gains
February 28, 2013 – 11:17 am | No Comment

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 58.56 cents a gallon, the smallest …

Piedmont Biofuels Certified Under Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Program
February 28, 2013 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(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 (SCS).
Piedmont Biofuels collects used cooking …

Echuca Plant Will Provide Biofuel for Melbourne
February 28, 2013 – 11:06 am | No Comment

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 Madowla Park, east of Echuca in …

Estimates Reduce Amount of Additional Land Available for Biofuel Production
February 28, 2013 – 11:01 am | No Comment

(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 80 percent. Their report appears …

Can the US Still Meet Its 2022 Biofuels Targets?
February 28, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment

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 pathway.
In Washington, the US Energy …

6 Questions for DuPont’s CEO on Startups, Ethanol and Solar
February 28, 2013 – 10:19 am | No Comment

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 world population that will boom …

New Shell Scenarios Sharpen Focus on Future for Society, Energy
February 27, 2013 – 8:27 pm | No Comment

(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 sees cleaner-burning natural gas becoming …

Hot Route! New Bioenergy Financing Pathway via Risk Transfer Guaranty Bonds
February 27, 2013 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

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 Westar CEO Cindy Thyfault.
Dubbed the …

Hemp Has Untapped Market as Biofuel, Pikeville Businessman Says
February 27, 2013 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Janet Patton  (   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 about the energy question?
Ford, CEO …

NACS: Liquid Fuels Will Continue to Dominate in 2040
February 27, 2013 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(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.
According to the “Future of Fuels …

Live from #EIS13: 3 Leaders on the Importance of Energy Innovation
February 27, 2013 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

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 partners is key to innovation. …

Can E15 Save Ethanol?
February 27, 2013 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

(  …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, tells fuel retailers that gasoline demand dropped 6 …

Witnesses Bash E15 During One-Sided House Committee Hearing
February 27, 2013 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

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 E15 could damage engine valves …

‘Fat Worms’ Inch Scientists Toward Better Biofuel Production
February 27, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(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 lead to improved animal feeds.
The …

Project Aims to Produce Bio-Diesel from Cooking Oil in World Cup Host Cities
February 27, 2013 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(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 FIFA World Cup.
The Bioplanet project …

EIA: Cellulosic Biofuels Will Likely Remain Well below EISA Targets
February 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(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 than 5 million gallons this …

Small Farmers Risk Exclusion from Biofuels Certification Schemes
February 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(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 a new report from FAO.
The …

Flying the Aussie BioSkies
February 27, 2013 – 11:52 am | No Comment

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 Carbon Fuel Conference, held over …

Biofuels International 2013 September 11-12 Antwerp, Belgium
February 27, 2013 – 11:19 am | No Comment
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, R&D departments, company CEOs and …

Minnesota Legislature: Bill Would Broaden Biofuels Additives in State
February 27, 2013 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Leslie Brooks Suzukamo   (  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 to be mixed with gasoline.
The …

Commercial Algae Farming Workshop April 11-12, 2013 The Woodlands, Texas
February 27, 2013 – 10:47 am | No Comment
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 presentation topics will include Growing for …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Commercial Algae Farming Workshop April 11-12, 2013 The Woodlands, Texas DEADLINE: March 15, 2013
February 27, 2013 – 10:45 am | No Comment
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 presentation topics will include Growing for …

The Battle to Counter Big Oil’s Campaign
February 26, 2013 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

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 not consumers or the environment.
Fuels …

U.S. Refiners May Use RINs to Meet Requirement on Biofuel Use
February 26, 2013 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

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 the U.S. as an oxygenate …

Australia to Build $10m Seawater Pipeline for Algae Industry
February 26, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(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 industry at Karratha, in Western …

Solyndra Critics Back U.S. Lab Seeking Biofuel From Germs
February 26, 2013 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

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 Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy, …

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Management: Creating Shared Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development May 6-10, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa
February 26, 2013 – 3:51 pm | No Comment
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 law firm of Fasken Martineau are …

Historical Studies Confirm the Existence of Indirect Emissions from Biofuels
February 26, 2013 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(  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 land use.
If the peer does …

Chromatin and Calgren Renewable Fuels Sign Multi-Year Alliance for Locally-Grown Sorghum for Ethanol Production
February 26, 2013 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(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 an alliance to develop a …

Australia at the Crossroads – Import or Export Aviation Biofuels?
February 26, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment

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 the task is made easier …

Lux: Alternative Fuel Companies Reach for Real Revenue in 2013
February 25, 2013 – 8:31 pm | No Comment

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 provided only to clients, also …

Chromatin Signs Sorghum Supply Deal with Aemetis
February 25, 2013 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

(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 that they have entered into …

American Ethanol Enhances Sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing
February 25, 2013 – 7:59 pm | No Comment

(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 the No. 33 American Ethanol …

EPA Issues Final Rule for Additional Qualifying Renewable Fuel Pathways under the RFS Program
February 25, 2013 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

(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) reduction requirements for biomass-based diesel, …

Ethanol Industry Responds to Witness List for E15 Hearing
February 25, 2013 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

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 on Feb. 26. The hearing …

State-by-State Ethanol Update
February 25, 2013 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  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 analysis performed by Cardno ENTRIX. …

Ottawa Ending Biofuels Subsidy over Unfulfilled Industry Promises
February 25, 2013 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

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 a letter sent Thursday, Natural Resources …

Technology-to-Market Summer Scholars
February 25, 2013 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

(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 by identifying technologies with the potential …

Aviation Biofuels on the Up and Up
February 25, 2013 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

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 Frankfurt and Hamburg in 2011.
However, …

Ministers Say ‘Yes, But’ to New Rules on Biofuels
February 25, 2013 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(  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 in transport.
The Irish Presidency of …

Iowa Board Awards Funds for Job Creation Projects in Milford, Galva
February 25, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

byDave Dreeszen  (  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 specialty oilseed and grain processor in …

Licella’s Fibre Fuels – Drop-In Biofuels, in Pictures
February 25, 2013 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

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 New Zealand’s energy brands, Z Energy …

Searching the Mangrove and the Desert for a Native Biofuel
February 25, 2013 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

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 some of the challenges posed …

Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into “Breathing” Electrons in Effort to Create Biofuels
February 25, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Lidija Grozdanic   ( …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 presence of iron. By adding …

Fuel Tax Credit Extensions Frequently Asked Questions
February 25, 2013 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(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 credits are the biodiesel mixture …

Team Up for Energy Victory
February 25, 2013 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

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 less freak-out, more reach-out is …

Researchers Produce High Density Renewable Fuels from Terpenes; Potential Use as Significant Components of Jet, Diesel and Tactical Fuels
February 25, 2013 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(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 the selective dimerization of α-pinene, …

Making Superfuels Affordable, via Biofuels: The JP-10 Story
February 25, 2013 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

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 missiles because of cost, biofuels could …

Dynamic Fuels Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification
February 25, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(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, is pleased to announce that …

Could Algae Biofuel Doom The Keystone XL Pipeline?
February 22, 2013 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

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 undercuts every argument for the …

Dubai Giant Invests in Algenol
February 22, 2013 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Lytle (  …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 Industries Limited has put up …

Montana State University Graduate Launches Biofuels Startup, Partners with University
February 22, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

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 Park into sustainable energy.
The discovery …

EPA Calls for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations
February 22, 2013 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(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 Awards for companies and institutions that …

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes
February 22, 2013 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

( Bharat Book Bureau/PR NewsWire/WFSB)  Bharat Book Bureau has recently added the market intelligence report titled “Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes.”
– An overview of the global market for biofuel enzymes, which include amylases, lipases, …

Ethanol Continues to Be Job Creator
February 22, 2013 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  Despite facing major challenges in 2012, the ethanol industry still created more than 380,000 jobs and $43 Billion in Gross Domestic Product, according to the latest analysis conducted by Cardno-ENTRIX and commissioned by …

US Patent Issued for BDR’s Ceramic Membrane Reactor Technology
February 22, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(BioDiesel Reactor Technologies Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)   BioDiesel Reactor Technologies Inc. recently announced that U.S. Patent No. 8,366,794 entitled “Apparatus and Method for Biofuel Production” has been issued. The patent covers the commercial application of BDR’s …

Hard Reality – Biofuels Are a Loser, Despite All the Hope and Hype
February 22, 2013 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Rod Adams (Atomic Insights)  I’ve been spending the past hour or so reading an excellent paper written by a US Naval aviator titled Twenty-First Century Snake Oil: Why the United States Should Reject Biofuels as …

Aboitiz to Invest $30m in Biomethane
February 22, 2013 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Alena Mae S. Flores (Manila Standard Today)   Aseagas Corp., a joint venture between Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. and Gazasia Ltd. of the United Kingdom, has allocated $30 million for the construction of a liquid biomethane …

Pertamina, Toyota Sign Biofuel Research and Development Agreement
February 22, 2013 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

by Hatman Bintang  (Indonesia Today)  State-owned petroleum company, PT Pertamina, signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Toyota Motor Corporation for research and development of biofuel, CNG, and Euro 4-standard fuel for land transportation.
The agreement will run …

Residential Cooking Oil and Grease Drop-off Program for Austin, Texas by DieselGreen Fuels
February 22, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(PR WEB/DieselGreen Fuels)  After recycling oil from Austin and San Antonio commercial kitchens since 2006, DieselGreen is announcing a drop off program for small amounts of used cooking oil. Oil can be dropped off at …

Rodney Hailey Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Selling $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits
February 22, 2013 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Owner of “Clean Green Fuel” falsely claimed his company produced 23 million gallons of renewable fuel
U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Rodney R. Hailey, of Perry Hall, Md., today to …

Bill Russell vs Wilt Chamberlain, the Algae Biofuels Angle
February 22, 2013 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Nature hasn’t (so far) selected algae for long life. Generally, the little one-celled growth factories survive by blooming slightly faster than they get eaten. Making a world that’s safe for …

DEFRA Releases UK Biofuel Feedstock Production Statistics
February 22, 2013 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recently published experimental statistics on the area of crops grown for bioenergy from 2008 through 2011. According to DEFRA, approximately …

Beets Being Considered for Ethanol Production
February 22, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Holdman (Bismark Tribune) Research scientists at Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory are testing sugar beets as a new source of ethanol.
Igathi Cannayen presented his research this week at the lab’s annual research conference …

As Prices at the Pump Go Up, Up, Up American Ethanol is the Motorist’s Friend
February 22, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  If you’ve been paying more at the pump for gasoline, you aren’t alone. And, if it weren’t for U.S. ethanol, you’d be paying even more.
…Gas prices are skyrocketing despite …

Industry Groups Appeal High-Ethanol Fuel Case to Supreme Court
February 22, 2013 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Ben Goad (The Hill Reg Watch)  A coalition of industry groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider a lower court’s finding in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 decision to …

Bioenergy Combined with CCS Could Enable Carbon-Negative Energy
February 21, 2013 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has released a report highlighting the potential to combine bioenergy production with carbon capture and storage techniques to enable carbon-negative energy …

The USDA’s BioPreferred Program – in Suspended Animation — What Next?
February 21, 2013 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  … It is a program that encourages companies to voluntarily register the amount of biobased content in their products — and, for those that pass a minimum content threshold, the …

E85 Fuel Saves at the Pump, but Comes with a Cost Later
February 21, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Frank Witsil (Detroit Free Press)  With gas prices pushing $4 a gallon in Michigan, drivers may be tempted to try a less expensive alternative – E85, an ethanol blend – which is selling in …

Avoiding Virus Dangers in ‘Domesticating’ Wild Plants for Biofuel Use
February 21, 2013 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University)  In our ongoing quest for alternative energy sources, researchers are looking more to plants that grow in the wild for use in biofuels, plants such as switchgrass.
However, attempts to “domesticate” wild-growing plants …

Engineered Yeast Makes More Biofuels
February 21, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Helen Tunnicliffe (TCE Today)  Moving process to mitochondria ups production 260%
Chemical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have engineered yeast to increase production of isobutanol, a promising biofuel, by 260%.
Isobutanol, a heavy alcohol, contains more …

EU Should Phase Out Support for Land-Based Biofuels, Lobbies Say
February 21, 2013 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) The European Union should phase out support for land-based biofuels that displace food production and indirectly boost emissions, eight lobbies said in a letter to the bloc’s energy ministers.
The groups, including Transport …

Energo Zelena Rendering Company Started Up
February 21, 2013 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(ElectraWinds)   Energo Zelena, Electrawinds’ rendering project in Serbia, is fully operational after a start-up period of a few weeks. This animal-waste product processing project is a new step in Electrawinds’ vertical integration and provides the …

Greenleaf Sets the Bar for Safe, Efficient Biodiesel Production
February 21, 2013 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Gus Kellogg, Rahul Bobbili and Dianna Overmyer (Sustainable Planet)  Greenleaf Biofuels recently began producing biodiesel fuel at its New Haven, Connecticut plant. When fully operational the facility is slated to produce up to 10 million …

Great Big Things from Tiny Lil’ Algae: 10 Algae Trends for 2013
February 21, 2013 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  22 projects around the world show the multi-faceted promise of algae.  Concrete, polyurethane, bioplastics, cosmetics and, oh, fuels — so many big things to make from algae, it’s become a …

How a Microbial Biorefinery Regulates Genes
February 21, 2013 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Brown University)  Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels. Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic …

Sugarcane Fibre Could Boost Biofuel Development – Study
February 21, 2013 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Natasha Odendaal  (Creamer Media’s Engineering News)  A doctorate study undertaken by Stellenbosch University Department of Process Engineering student Yuda Benjamin has found that the fibres of some varieties of sugarcane had the potential to boost the production …

Fresno Biodiesel Plant Gets $6M Grant
February 21, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(The Business Journal)  A planned biodiesel production facility will begin operating next year thanks to a $6-million grant approved this week by the California Energy Commission.
The facility is one of six projects throughout the state …

The Biorefinery Project of the Future — Today
February 21, 2013 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As we highlighted this week in the Digest, Chromatin and Pacific Ethanol announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce, deliver and use locally grown sorghum in …

Team Develops Sustainable Process for Wastewater Algae to Biocrude
February 19, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(  A team at the University of Kansas has demonstrated the feasibility of an integrated wastewater algae-to-biocrude process using hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) that can sustainably cultivate algal biomass for biofuel production. A paper on their …

The Dew Drop Inn — Who’s Dropping in What in Biofuels?
February 19, 2013 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  B20, B5, B100, E10, E22, E15, M50, E85, Bu12.5, HEFA 50.  Is your head swimming with acronyms and blend ratios?  Who exactly is making drop-in fuels, and what does that …

Corporations, Investors ‘Grabbing’ Land and Water Overseas
February 19, 2013 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by By Brian Bienkowsk (Environmental Health News)  As a growing population stresses the world’s food and water supplies, corporations and investors in wealthy countries are buying up foreign farmland and the freshwater perks that come with …

Canadian Government Invests in Biofuel Initiatives
February 19, 2013 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Canadian government has announced investments in two projects that will benefit the biofuel and biorefining industries. On Feb. 13, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced a $600,000 investment that …

Ethanol Industry Pushes Back against Legislation to Block E15
February 19, 2013 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 14, U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and David Vitter, R-La., introduced legislation that would overturn U.S. EPA approval of E15 for model year 2001 and newer light …

Recent Land Use Change in the Western Corn Belt Threatens Grasslands and Wetlands
February 19, 2013 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Christopher K. Wright and Michael C. Wimberly (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)   In the US Corn Belt, a recent doubling in commodity prices has created incentives for landowners to convert grassland to …

Solid Energy Sells Its Biofuel Arm to Management
February 19, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Michael Berry (The Press/  Solid Energy’s biofuel company has been sold to its management, two Christchurch men who are confident of making a profit with the business that stumped the state.
Biodiesel New Zealand has …

Peru’s Maple Shifting to Cane Ethanol in ‘Transformational Year’
February 19, 2013 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Maple Energy Plc, the Peruvian company that made more than 99 percent of its revenue from selling petroleum products in 2011, expects to get more than half its business from …

Biofuels Digest’s SuperData: 150 Free Biofuels Downloads
February 19, 2013 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest published its newly-improved and updated SuperData site — now with 150 free downloads, including must-read industry and energy sector forecasts, hard-to-find presentations and both new and …

New Initiative Equips Farmers to Combat Climate Change and Increase Food Security
February 19, 2013 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire) Radio Lifeline, a non-profit based in the US, announces the launch of the Black Earth Project, a new initiative designed to help farmers mitigate the growing effects of climate change. Radio Lifeline’s partner in this project is re:char, a …

Bill Would Limit EPA’s Ability to Increase Cellulosic RFS Volumes
February 19, 2013 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pending legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to limit the ability of the U.S. EPA to increase the cellulosic biofuel requirements its sets each year under the …

AEC Responds to The Wall Street Journal Coverage
February 15, 2013 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Ethanol Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Wall Street Journal editorial board has once again demonstrated that it either does not understand why Congress decided to require oil companies to use cellulosic biofuels five years ago or it is not …

VayuGrid Signs Agreement for Biofuel Zones in Zambia
February 15, 2013 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(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 have inked an agreement to partner on VayuSap™ biofuel development zones in Zambia. The development zones, based …

Weighing Obama’s SOTUS Proposal: More Oil Drilling to Fund Clean Energy?
February 15, 2013 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  President Barack Obama’s proposal to fund clean-energy research with fees paid by oil and gas producers is renewing a debate over whether the promise of innovation tomorrow is worth expanding …

Praj to Start Building India Sugar-Cane Waste Fuel Plant by May
February 15, 2013 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Stephan Nielsen (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Praj Industries Ltd., an engineering company backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, expects to begin construction on a $30 million biofuel demonstration plant in India before building one in the U.S.
Construction on …

Urban Air Initiative Worried About Stocks, Not Ethanol
February 15, 2013 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by John Davis and Joanna Schroeder (  Ethanol is good for taking harmful particles out of automobile emissions, but a group committed to cleaner air is worried that gasoline makers might just end up putting …

If You’re Not Extracting Corn Oil, Why Not?
February 15, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by John Davis and Joanna Schroeder (  Ethanol producers need to squeeze every penny out of their operations. But one expert in the field of corn oil wonders why some refiners aren’t trying to capture …

The Ethanol Blend Wall, Biodiesel Production Capacity, and the RFS…Something Has to Give
February 15, 2013 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  …Our focus is on the increasing difficulty of meeting the RFS for both renewable biofuel (domestically produced ethanol) and advanced biofuels in the next 12 to …

Stop Them, If You’ve Heard This One Before
February 15, 2013 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …U.S. ethanol production proved to be the remedy to our imported oil addiction, driving America’s dependence down from 60 percent in 2005 to 41 percent last year. …

Energy Department Announces New Investment to Advance Cost-Competitive Hydrogen Fuel
February 15, 2013 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced a $1 million investment to analyze and evaluate potential cost-competitive pathways for producing and transporting hydrogen fuel. The project selected—led by Strategic Analysis, Inc. in Arlington, …

EU Biofuels Policy Still Driving the Second Scramble for Africa
February 15, 2013 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(ActionAid)  At a seminar on biofuels in Dublin yesterday, David Barissa, a leading expert on food security and land rights from ActionAid Kenya spoke of the litany of broken promises, rights violations and destruction which …

Fracking Success Hits Biofuels Investment
February 15, 2013 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jason Krupp (EIN News)  Petrol retailer Z Energy says world oil prices could plunge by almost half in the next five years, as United States oil and gas production booms because of “fracking”.
Fracking is …

Harper Government Announces Clean Technology Projects Across Canada
February 15, 2013 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada) The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today was joined by the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, to announce an important investment to support 23 clean technology projects …

That Darn Devil, Them Dang Details: What’s Really Driving Food Prices?
February 15, 2013 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the new USDA long-term forecasts, rising global meat consumption stands out as a driver of rising food prices, exports.
…But you might ask yourself — in a world where you …

NRDC Post-State of the Union Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Support Presidential Action to Fight Ravages of Climate Change
February 15, 2013 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Natural Resources Defense Council)  NRDC’s polling immediately after the State of the Union made clear that Americans consider climate change a serious problem and want the President to take action.
Sixty-five percent of Americans think that …

DOE Seeks Comment on Efforts to Improve Vehicle Performance, Fuel Economy
February 15, 2013 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department on February 1 invited public comment on an upcoming solicitation totaling more than $50 million for new research projects that will develop advanced technologies to improve vehicle performance …

Big Steps in Biofuels: ACORE’s Renewable Energy Policy Forum ‘13
February 15, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

By Joshua Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA) Thinking about the back and forth on EPA’s cellulosic fuel mandates in the last month, the press on the harmful effects of diverting food crops for fuel processing in …

New Policy Can Put the EU on Track to Reach 100% Renewable Energy
February 15, 2013 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(World Wildlife Fund)  Today WWF launched a new report – Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy [1] – which shows where Europe needs to be by 2030 in order to reach a fully renewable …

Sustainable Bioenergy and Grasslands on the Edge
February 15, 2013 – 10:58 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Crops)  There is an increasing interest worldwide on developing sustainable bioenergy alternatives for low competitive lands where food production profitability is scarce or where soils and climates  are not suited for traditional activities or …

New DOE Research: RFS a Proven Economic Success with Minimal Impact on Food Prices or Land Use
February 14, 2013 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new research article published last month in the academic journal Biofuels concluded that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is producing significant positive economic effects in the United States. According to the paper, authored by researchers …

Bridges to Commercialization
February 14, 2013 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biobased DIgest)  Bringing your biobased technology forward through the Valley of Death may require a bridge over troubled waters.  Here are partners worth knowing.
… Bioenergy commercialization is long, expensive and risky. Derisking …

Ethanol Industry Poised for Surge in Fuel Made from Crop Waste
February 14, 2013 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/  After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion-dollar refineries in several states that will use corn plant residue, wood scraps and even garbage to produce the fuel additive.
The breakthrough comes at …

Novozymes Wins $2.5M Grant to Study Turning Corn Stalks into Biofuel
February 14, 2013 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

(WRAL Tech Wire)  Novozymes, which operates its North American headquarters in Franklinton, N.C., has landed a federal grant worth as much as $2,5 million for research into ways to turn corn leaves and stalk, or …

Biofuels Center Announces 2012-2013 Targeted Biofuels Development Funding Program, Strengthening Western NC
February 14, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Biofuels Center of North Carolina announced Monday, 4 February 2013, it will award up to $1.1 million for projects that address identified areas of critical need related to the …

North Carolina’s Growing Strengths: East Carolina University
February 14, 2013 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  East Carolina University associate professor Baohong Zhang is currently working on cutting-edge approaches to increasing feedstock yields of Switchgrass for biofuels. Dr. Zhang and his collaborators have found that Switchgrass …

Z Energy Renews Quest for Biofuels
February 14, 2013 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(Radio New Zealand News)  Service station chain Z Energy is expecting a new push to replace some of its fossil fuels with renewables will be a struggle.
The company wants to revive a biofuel project in …

Transporter Engineering for Improved Tolerance against Alkane Biofuels in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
February 14, 2013 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Binbin Chen, Hua Ling and Matthew Wook Chang (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  Hydrocarbon alkanes, components of major fossil fuels, are considered as next-generation biofuels because their biological production has recently been shown to be possible. However, …

More Fuel for Pilbara Biodiesel Company
February 14, 2013 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Stockwell (ABC Rural)  Mine camp catering company, ESS, will now send all the used cooking oil from its Western Australian kitchens to be turned into biodiesel.
AshOil, a subsidiary of the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation, …

FAA and Spain Cooperate in Alternative Aviation Fuels
February 14, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(Federal Aviation Administration) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the …

Harper Government Helps Find Sweet New Uses for Sugar Beets
February 14, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire/Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)  Sugar beet growers are finding new and innovative uses for their crops thanks to support from the Harper Government. Member of Parliament LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat), on behalf of Agriculture Minister …

Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation
February 14, 2013 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released two comprehensive reports today that synthesize the scientific literature on climate change effects and adaptation strategies for U.S. agriculture and forests. The reports, entitled Climate Change and Agriculture: …

More B For Me Please
February 14, 2013 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  … Biodiesel can be a good tool in a farm business but Alicia Clancy, Manager of Corporate Affairs for the Renewable Energy Group (REG) said that biodiesel can play a bigger role than …

Senator Dorgan: We Must Be Relentless
February 14, 2013 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (   Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan is truly an advocate for biofuels. While in office, Dorgan authored the first renewable fuel bill, requiring 8 billion gallons of biofuels. When President …

Lignol Makes Progress in Cellulosic Ethanol, Lignin Development
February 14, 2013 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lignol Innovations Ltd. has landed a commercial supply agreement with a European producer of sustainable thermoplastics. The subsidiary of Lignol Energy Corp. has delivered samples of its trademarked …

Iowa Army National Guard Launches E85 Mission
February 14, 2013 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(FlexFuelUS)  The Iowa Army National Guard is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the deployment of ethanol. More than half o f its 577
non-tactical vehicles a t Camp Dodge nowrunonE85thankstoaconcerted commitment to meet or …

New Ethanol Terminal in Birmingham Could Mean Cheaper Gas, CEO Says
February 14, 2013 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Stan Diel (  A new $17 million ethanol terminal near I-65 and Finley Boulevard could lower the cost of gasoline at the pump for Alabama consumers, the CEO of the terminal’s owner said today.
The …

DoE, Treasury: $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy
February 14, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury have announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United …

White House Wants $2 billion to Give Cleaner Transport a Boost
February 14, 2013 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Patrick Rucker (Reuters)  President Barack Obama wants Congress to create a $2 billion clean-energy transportation fund using fees paid by oil and gas producers on federal lands, the White House said Wednesday, expanding a plan announced …

Fuels America Sends Snarky Valentine to Big Oil
February 13, 2013 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So goes the new theme from Fuels America, who debuted their We Love Oil!campaign this afternoon. It’s all on (hilarious) video, well worth a share — starring snarky polar bears, oil-slicked birds …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Algae Biomass Summit September 30-October 3, 2013 Orlando, FL DEADLINE: April 3, 2013
February 13, 2013 – 3:57 pm | No Comment
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 be held at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida, September 30th to October 3rd.
The large …

EnergyPath July 29-August 2, 2013 Villanova, PA
February 13, 2013 – 3:13 pm | No Comment
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 knowledge and independent analysis on future trends in sustainable energy technologies, policies and markets.   …

How to Play Cheap Natural Gas
February 13, 2013 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  All you have to say is “natural gas” and a lot of people in the biobased world turn pale, tremble, and scamper into corners.
The cause for anxiety? It seems to …

AGT System Turns Low-Cost Byproducts into High-Quality Biodiesel
February 13, 2013 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Alfa Laval/Biodiesel Magazine)  Alfa Laval introduces its Advanced Glycerol Treatment system, a prefabricated, turn-key biodiesel pretreatment solution for virtually any existing transesterification plant—scalable for a capacity of 400 to 40,000 gallons per day. The AGT …

McDonald’s UAE, Emirates Transport Discuss Biodiesel Initiative
February 13, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Weber Shandwick (MENA/Biodiesel Magazine)  McDonald’s UAE this week showcased its successful biodiesel initiative to executives from Emirates Transport, the leading transportation company in the country, during a visit to the Neutral Fuels biorefinery in …

US EPA’s Byron Bunker Deciphers Biodiesel RIN QAP Proposed Rule
February 13, 2013 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After U.S. EPA’s much-anticipated renewable identification number (RIN) quality assurance program (QAP) proposed rule was released last week, biodiesel producers and industry stakeholders at the 2013 National Biodiesel Conference & …

Verdezyne: It’s Nylonic, Baby
February 13, 2013 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioBased Digest)  … When last we checked in with Verdezyne at length, the company had a transformative cellulosic biofuels fermentation technology and a real foothold en route to bioadipic acid as well …

Gaining Community Support for Biomass Projects
February 13, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

Al Maiorino (Public Strategy Group, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  Questions are increasingly raised concerning the various environmental, economic, and social issues that surround biomass production and use. But with continuous research and dedication to the advancement …

Colorado Ethanol Producer Begins Shift from Corn to Woody Biomass
February 13, 2013 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Steve Raabe (Denver Post)  A Colorado ethanol producer is set to employ a landmark technology that could help resolve the food vs. fuel controversy swirling around corn-based ethanol.
Front Range Energy in Windsor successfully has …

Western Biomass Energy in Chapter 11 Reorganization
February 13, 2013 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Just months after shipping a load of bagasse-based cellulosic ethanol to Brazil, Western Biomass Energy LLC filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Oct. 31. Peter Gross, CEO of Blue …

Webinar – Measure Biofuel Parameters – When And Where You Need To March 5, 2013 16:00 UTC
February 13, 2013 – 11:29 am | No Comment
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 challenges. The breadth of source materials requires careful control of the quality of the end …

USDA: Global Ethanol Production to Grow 40 Percent through 2022
February 13, 2013 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 11 the USDA released a report detailing its agricultural projections for the next 10-year period. According to the paper, titled “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2022,” long-run developments …

The POTUS and His SOTUS: RT@moreofthesame TL;DR
February 13, 2013 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The SOTUS contained 18 references to energy — more than enough for the Digest to take a close look at what was said, what was not — and the likelihood of all …

“The Number-One Objective Is to Combat Climate Change”
February 12, 2013 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by  Marie-Martine Buckens (Europolitics)  Interview with MEP Corinne Lepage (ALDE, France)
French MEP Corinne Lepage (ALDE) was named rapporteur, in late 2012, on the controversial issue of biofuels. She prefers to call them agrofuels, in reference to …

Successful Production of Bio-diesel from Catfish Waste
February 12, 2013 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(The Fish Site)  Hiep Thanh Seafood Processing Corporation (HTFood) has successfully produced bio-diesel from catfish fat.
Waste catfish material such as intestine, bone and fat are all used in the process of converting catfish waste material …