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Maine Legislator Turns up Heat on Ethanol Battle

by Eva Murray (Bangor Daily News)  …Rep. Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, has been heading up an effort in the Maine Legislature to revisit ethanol and to encourage fuel suppliers to make

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Refiners’ RFS Agenda Is to Stop Competition

by Bruce Dale (The Hill/Michigan State University)  The oil industry hopes to protect its control over America’s fuel supply by undermining renewable fuels. By confusing us with misleading claims and

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Oil Hates Ethanol

by Michael Thede (Kearney Hub)  Letter to Editor:  Recent efforts by several members of Congress to dismantle the federal Renewable Fuel Standard are a direct attack on a domestic biofuels

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

National Associations Refuse Commission’s Proposal on iLUC

(Asociación de Productores de Energías Renovables Biocarburantes – Spain; Associação Portuguesa de Produtores de Biocombustíveis – Portugal; Krajowa Izba Biopaliw – Poland; Renewable Energy Association – United Kingdom; Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie – Germany)

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Method to Oxidose Renewable Chemicals from Biofuel Byproducts

by Ben Messenger  (Waste Management World)  A method of using oxygen to convert lignin, a byproduct of biofuel production, into a form that could replace fossil fuels as a source

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Fiddling while Oil Burns – Time for Proactive Biofuels Policy

by by Francis X. Johnson (Public Service Europe)  Policies should focus on long-term approaches to a sustainable biofuels market development, rather than short-term reactive approaches Europe’s relationship with biofuels has been

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

China Eastern Airlines to Run Commercial Flights on Biofuel

by Joao Peixe (OilPrice.com)  China Eastern Airlines has just announced that it will begin operating commercial flights which run on 100% biofuel, having completed a successful trial of the renewable aviation

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Community Fuels Is the First Biodiesel Producer in the Nation to Secure BQ9000 Laboratory Certification

(Community Fuels)  Community Fuels earned BQ9000 Laboratory certification on March 14th making it the first biodiesel producer in the nation to receive this third party approval. “We are serious about quality and

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

New Cab in Boise Will Run on French Fry Oil

by Glen Beeby (KBOI2.com)  …Recab will soon have older model Mercedes Benz cars that have been converted to run on bio-diesel. One of the owners James Orr got the idea

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Brisbane Picked for Green Fuel Study

by Steve Creedy (The Australian)  Brisbane Airport has been earmarked as the site of Australia’s first sustainable aviation fuel “bio-port”. Virgin Australia, Brisbane Airport Corporation and sustainable fuel company SkyNRG

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, Part II of II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …It used to be that the outskirts of Honolulu had the dual scent of diesel and pineapple processing — but now, all you really smell

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels to Retrofit Moses Lake Plant for Cellulosic

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Corp. has bought a legacy 7 MMgy ethanol plant in Moses Lake, Wash., with plans to retrofit existing systems and install

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

National Labs Release New Biochemical Biorefinery Sizing Study

(US Department of Energy)  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory have released a joint study on biochemical biorefinery sizing. “Investigation

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Benefits across the Supply Chain

(US Department of Energy)  On Earth Day and every day, BETO is working to improve the sustainability of the transportation industry in the United States through the development and deployment

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Wall Street Transcript Interview with the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Dyadic International (DYAI), Mark Emalfarb

(The Wall Street Journal/Dyadic)  …We are using that technology to produce enzymes for converting biomass into cellulosic sugars to produce second-generation fuels and chemicals, like ethanol, butanol, succinic acid, lactic

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

State College Mayor Urges Fossil Fuel Divestment

(Associated Press/PhillyBurbs.com)  The mayor of the central Pennsylvania borough of State College has endorsed a campaign that urges municipalities to divest from fossil fuel companies, the environmental group 350.org said

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Hyundai Tech Center Expansion to Allow More Emissions Testing

by Alisa Priddle (Detroit Free Press)  An expansion of Hyundai’s eight-year-old technical center in Superior Township, east of Ann Arbor, will require 50 new jobs and enable more vehicle emission

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

DF Cast: Researchers, Advocates Clash on Algae Biodiesel Feasibility

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Some researchers say that, at current production levels, algae biodiesel is not a commercially viable product. But some algae advocates believe researchers might have some ulterior

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Recipe for Low-Cost, Biomass-Derived Catalyst for Hydrogen Production

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Promising results are a step toward a range of renewable energy strategies fueled by Nature In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Energy

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

University of Missouri Gets $2 Million Grant for Sustainability Research from Rental Car Company’s Foundation

(Kansas City Star/Associated Press)  A St. Louis-based rental car company has announced a $2 million gift to the University of Missouri. The donation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

UPM and VTT to Initiate Fleet Tests of Wood-Based Diesel Using Volkswagen Cars

UPM, VTT and VV-Auto Group will start fleet tests of renewable domestic diesel.  Biofuel will be produced by UPM, fleet tests will be coordinated by VTT and cars will be

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, part I of II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Though there are exceptions among the archipelagoes with access to offshore oil assets — Indonesia comes to mind— but these are, in the main, exceptions

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Examining Fertilizers for Algae Biofuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)  One of the major roadblocks to mass-producing algae for biofuels, observes researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, is the need for fertilizer. Although algae

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

IMF Rejects Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Calls for Reform

By Paul Brown (Climate News Network/ClimateCentral.org)  Fossil fuel subsidies provided by both rich and poor countries to keep their citizens happy are holding back the world economy, accelerating climate change

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Energy Programs Help Meet Nation’s Energy, Economic Needs

(25 x ’25)  …But the growth in new, clean energy is only just beginning, driven in large part by the energy programs first enacted in the 2002 Farm Bill and

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Committee Seeks Stakeholder Comments on the Impacts of the RFS on Agriculture

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is continuing its assessment of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Committee has issued its second white paper

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Biomass Battles

(Environmental Research Web)  …It referred to a report by North Energy Associates (NEA) and Forestry Research (FR) produced for DECC, which tried to answer the question: ‘Is it better to

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Rural America Tells Washington: Clean Energy Works for Us

by Nicole Lederer (Huffington Post) … One thing I’ve noticed over the years: The changing face of the clean energy industry. Increasingly, clean energy business leaders come from rural areas. They

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Joule Announces BNEF Award, and Progress with Gasoline, Jet Fuel

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On April 23 Joule Unlimited announced it was selected as a 2013 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The award aims to

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

NASA Measures Effects of Biofuel on Jet Engines, Environment

by Brock Vergakis  (Associated Press/The Washington Post) NASA researchers said Thursday that test flights conducted in California have shown a commercial jet could fly safely with a blend of jet fuel

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

CME, ICE Rivalry Enters Biofuel Arena

(Reuters/Chicago Tribune)  The battle between CME Group Inc. and the IntercontinentalExchange moves to the market for biofuel credits next month. CME will launch contracts to trade renewable identification numbers (RINs)

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Irreversible Does Not Mean Unavoidable

by H. Damon Matthews, Susan Solomon (Science Magazine) Understanding how decreases in CO2 emissions would affect global temperatures has been hampered in recent years by confusion regarding issues of committed warming and irreversibility.

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

NASCAR Launches Initiatives Further Inspiring Fans to Positively Impact Environment

(NASCAR) NASCAR Race to Green™ Will Rally Fans, Industry and Partners around Sustainable Behavior NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program™ Delivered by UPS to Neutralize Carbon Emissions of All NASCAR

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Liberty Tire Recycling Joins NASCAR Green® To Bolster Largest Recycling Program In Sports

(NASCAR) Official Tire Recycler Of NASCAR Green To Recycle Approximately 120,000 Goodyear Tires Annually As part of NASCAR Race to Green™, a month-long, industry-wide effort to reduce the sport’s carbon footprint,

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Deal Helps SeQuential Play Ball with Heady Seattle Businesses

by Andy Giegerich  (Sustainable Business Oregon)  A top Portland biodiesel producer has landed waste cooking oil recycling agreements with several landmark Seattle institutions. It helps that those institutions, particularly the

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources: Senate Finance Committee Staff Tax Reform Options for Discussion

(US Senate Finance Committee)  This document is the fourth in a series of papers compiling tax reform options that Finance Committee members may wish to consider as they work towards reforming

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

New R&D Strategies for a New Era

by Douglas L. Faulkner with contributions from Jacques Beaudry-Losique (Biofuels Digest)  …We believe it is time for bioenergy industry leaders to take the initiative and chalk up a new comprehensive game

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel’s Big Comeback and Bigger Prospects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Darling of the mid-2000s, still beloved by its many fans — biodiesel is increasingly a key to delivering advanced biofuels volumes now — and even

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Aviation RFJ: Are You Getting on Board? Technical Pathway Development–Expanding Supply and Reducing Cost

by Aino Siirala (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Steve Csonka, as director of Enviro Strategy and Ecomagination, GE Aviation, the world-leading provider of jet engines, gave an overview of the importance of

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Generating 700,000 RINS Per Month from Transmix Ops

(TankTerminals.com)  April 22, 2013 [OPIS] – Thanks to its transmix operations, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is seeing only upside from the steep escalation in the value of RINs, having reaped

April 25, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Evers Wins Ethanol-Free Gas Victory

(NorthEscambia.com)  Sen. Greg Evers is applauding the passage of his bill that allows Florida consumers to choose gas that is ethanol free. …The bill passage prompted a joint statement from

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

By 2023, a Changed World in Energy

by Clifford Krauss (The New York Times)  …Possibly profound changes are taking shape right now. Newly mandated corporate average fuel economy standards are expected to double the number of miles

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

CME Group Announces New Futures Contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)

(CME Group/PR NewsWire)  CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of nine new futures contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). These contracts will

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Increase My MPG!

(The PEW Charitable Trusts) High gas prices may give us pause before taking a long road trip, but we still need to drive to work, the grocery store or school. This

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Why Hydroponic Growers Could Hold the Key to a Biofuel Technology Future

by Erik Biksa  (Rosebud Magazine) … Hydroponics growers could hold the key to really driving biofuel technology forward thanks to our proven ability to produce ten times the yield of conventional

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

China’s Self-Developed Biofuel Test Flight Successful

(China Daily)  Sinopec, China’s top oil refiner, announced the success of the first test flight powered by the company’s newly developed aviation biofuel product on Wednesday. An Airbus A320 owned

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Holiday Experimenting With Its Ethanol Pricing

(Convenience Store News)  Holiday Stationstores launched a fuel promotion intended to determine at what price point flex-fuel customers are willing to fill up their vehicles with E85. According to WCCO,

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Technologies Office 2013 Project Peer Review May 20-23 Alexandria, VA

  Bioenergy Technologies Office 2013 Project Peer Review    May 20-23   Alexandria, VA

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office 2013 Project Peer Review will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Hotel from Monday, May 20, 2013, to Thursday, May 23, 2013.

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Toray Succeeds in Production of Bio-Based PBT

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Toray demonstrates products made from renewable PBT — another landmark step in “replacing the whole barrel of oil”. In California, Toray Industries announced that it

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol RINs Market Explodes

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lack of transparency makes market analysis difficult. …The ethanol producer’s role in RIN generation is basic: produce the physical gallons and fill in the

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn Oil Makes The Grade

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Revenue from corn oil has become an important part of the bottom line at the majority of U.S. ethanol plants. During the past two

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

The Battle Continues

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Member states, however, are faced with the reality of an economic crisis and cannot think of any good reason to kill investments and opportunities

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Ending the Century of Subsidies

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The industry has matured and is operating freely without any federal subsidies. Yet, 100 years later, Big Oil refuses to give up its

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Tap, Enhance, Process Stream to Create Value-added Products

by Dil Vashi   (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Solutions 4 CO2)  Stillage, CO2 become valuable inputs in synergistic design Many ethanol producers look for additional revenue streams beyond the core ethanol and

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Q&A: A Man of Science Wears Many Hats

by Tom Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eric Sumner’s lifelong fascination with science spans from his youth to the cutting edge of ethanol plant bacterial control and the growing importance of

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

RFS2 VS. 2008 Farm Bill, an Introduction to Policy Driving or Hindering the Biofuels Industry and Updates from Capitol Hill May 8, 2013 Webinar

  RFS2 VS. 2008 Farm Bill, an Introduction to Policy Driving or Hindering the Biofuels Industry and Updates from Capitol Hill    May 8, 2013   Webinar

This webinar (First in this series) will focus on the current and past policies which drive or hinder (as the case may be) the emerging biofuels industry. In this webinar,

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Vermont Bioenergy Initiative Launches YouTube Video Series

(25 x ’25)  A series of short videos covering five years of Vermont Bioenergy Initiative projects and the farms and people involved are now up and available to watch on

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Farmers Recognize Need for Sustainability

(25 x ’25)  Given the recent rounds of misinformation, if not downright disinformation, that passes as criticism of renewable energy, it might be a good time to point out the

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

6. International Conference on Biodiesel. Biodiesel – A Fuel on the Move May 7-8, 2013 Berlin, Germany

  6. International Conference on Biodiesel. Biodiesel – A Fuel on the Move   May 7-8, 2013   Berlin, Germany

Biofuels are and will remain an issue that is controversial, and although often unfairly attacked, they remain an important component in maintaining our mobility and the fight against climate change.

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Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference April 21-23, 2014 National Harbor, MD

  Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference  April 21-23, 2014   National Harbor, MD

ABLC has become one of the largest gatherings of Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals operating company CEOs and senior executives, strategic partners, financiers, equity analysts, policymakers and industry suppliers. The

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Stop the RINsanity! May 22, 2013 Webinar

  Stop the RINsanity!  May 22, 2013    Webinar

The unfolding RINs drama is much like watching two unstoppable trains collide in slow motion. From one direction comes the

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference September 16-17, 2013 San Francisco, CA DEADLINE August 16

  CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference September 16-17, 2013 San Francisco, CA  DEADLINE  August 16

This two day conference brings together top representatives who are engaged in establishing a major transformation in the global chemical

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

4th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference September 16-17, 2013 San Francisco, CA

  4th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference   September 16-17, 2013   San Francisco, CA

This two day conference brings together top representatives who are engaged in establishing a major transformation in the global chemical

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS – 4th Practical Short Course (June 27 & 28): Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications – Extra day (June 26); Investors meet Developers – Phoenix, AZ

  Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS – 4th Practical Short Course (June 27 & 28): Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications – Extra day (June 26); Investors meet Developers – Phoenix, AZ

Day 1 Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS: Investors Meet Developers. Day 2 & 3: Practical short course on Algae Harvesting and

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

REG Makes Case that Biodiesel Helps Food Supply

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Apparently tired of false claims that biodiesel takes from the food supply, biodiesel maker Renewable Energy

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Ten Ways Renewable Fuels are Enviro

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has unveiled a list of 10 ways the renewable fuels

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Next October 10-11, 2013 San Francisco, CA

  Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Next   October 10-11, 2013   San Francisco, CA

he Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Series has become one of the largest gatherings of Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials Operating

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Waste Conversion Congress East Coast June 17-18, 2013 Boston, MA

  Waste Conversion Congress East Coast   June 17-18, 2013   Boston, MA

Deliver a profitable and operational waste conversion project by securing finance, feedstock and approval CHOOSE THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY: Select the

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazil Throws Troubled Ethanol Industry Tax Breaks, Credit

by Alonso Soto and Reese Ewing (Reuters)  * Brazil cuts PIS/Cofins tax, extends credit for ethanol * Ethanol industry says

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Minnesota Bill Would Allow Other Biofuels to Meet Ethanol Mandate

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Pending legislation in Minnesota could alter the state’s ethanol mandate, allowing for the use biofuels

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Institute for Energy Research’s Response to Politico Op-Ed Smells Like a Skunk

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  … (Robert) Murphy simply regurgitates Big Oil’s false argument that the RFS is driving up

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Fuels Battle Heats up as Congress Mulls Law Change

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The battle between U.S. ethanol producers and oil companies has reached a turning point,

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Parliament Report Flags Major Changes to EU Biofuels Proposal

(EurActiv.com) A European Parliament report into the EU’s proposals for addressing the problem of indirect land use change (ILUC) in

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Biodiesel Terms Increasingly Complex

(Argus Media)  Biodiesel trade terms are becoming increasingly complicated as buyers and sellers haggle over sustainability clauses, payments terms and

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Enogen Corn Hybrid’s Amylase Enzyme Boosts Ethanol Plant Efficiency

(Blacksea Grain)  Jim Peterson’s corn contains a magic ingredient: alpha amylase. This ethanol-fermenting enzyme arrives at the plant on the

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Who’s Fooling Whom? The Real Drivers in Africa’s Food Crisis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, PANGEA (Partners for Euro-African Green Energy) launched an update to its report “Who’s

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Zero Mix Thirty: Heliae Debuts Volaris, for Algae at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heliae emerges from stealth with Volaris — its next-gen algae platform — “This technology will

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

EERE Transportation Energy Futures Study: Deep Reductions in Petroleum Use and Carbon Emissions

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Studies Institute (EESI) and the Department of Energy Office of Energy

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Dinoflagellate Microalgae Show Biofuel Potential in Spanish Study

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC),

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Ceres Releases Q2 Financials, Reports Progress with Sweet Sorghum

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …According to information released by Ceres, commercial harvests of its newest sweet sorghum hybrids

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

New Catalysts to Convert Ethanol to Butanol Fuels

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Researchers from U.K.’s University of Bristol reported the development of new catalysts that are able

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Turn Corn Stover into Amylose Starch

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A team of Virginia Tech researchers have adapted existing technologies to make a new product,

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Differing RINs Estimates Creates Confusion, Market Spikes

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Confusion remains over how to interpret and compare various estimates of renewable identification number

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

TMO, Usina Form Joint Venture for Brazilian Cellulosic Plant

(TMO Renewables/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   TMO Renewables, the leading British developer of second generation biofuels technology,  and Usina Santa Maria Ltda

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Groundwork Begins on Florida Sweet Sorghum-to-Ethanol Plant

By Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Site preparation has begun and plans are being finalized for a formal groundbreaking

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

BlackGold Biofuels Opens Charlotte Recycling Facility

(BlackGold Biofuels/PR Newswire)  They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This Earth Day, it certainly rings true for a

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

National Algae Testbed Kicks off at Arizona State University

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Japan’s JX to Start Selling ETBE-Blended Gasoline in Northeast from May

by Takeo Kumagai (Platts)  Japan’s largest refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy is set to start selling ETBE-blended gasoline from its

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Growth in Asia, Climate Change Weigh on Biofuels – US Executive

by Tracy Dang (ICIS)  Population growth in Asia, climate change and shifting geopolitics are all issues that will impact the future

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

ICE to Launch D4, D5, D6 RIN Futures Contracts

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing house, has announced the introduction

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Holds Hearings to Gather Public Comments on Vehicle and Gasoline Standards

  EPA Holds Hearings to Gather Public Comments on Vehicle and Gasoline Standards

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold two public hearings in April on the Tier 3

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

A Key to Mass Extinctions Could Boost Food, Biofuel Production

by Vince Stricherz (University of Washington)  Hydrogen sulfide, the pungent stuff often referred to as sewer gas, is a deadly

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Could Biofuels Help Power Jets?

by Charles Q. Choi (TechNewsDaily/LiveScience)   A new synthetic type of biofuel created by mixing and matching bits of DNA from

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

KSC Introduces Biofuel for Cars in Sudan for the First Time

(Sudan Tribune)  Kenana Sugar Company (KSC) will launch the first Sudanese project which uses ethanol as a gasoline additive to

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Food, Fuel and Feed: Market Impacts of a Growing Biodiesel Market April 29, 2013 Webinar

  Food, Fuel and Feed: Market Impacts of a Growing Biodiesel Market   April 29, 2013   Webinar

Food production and distribution are dependent on energy, and some say renewable forms of energy make food production more sustainable

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan to Blend Biodiesel in Las Vegas, Phoenix in Early Q2

by Beth Evans (Platts)  Kinder Morgan expects to begin biodiesel blending at its terminals in Las Vegas and Phoenix “in

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Cobalt, Mercurius, BioProcess Algae, Frontline Land $17.7M in Military Biofuels Grants

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Pilot-scale biorefineries for drop-in military diesel, jet fuel the focus of the DOE’s latest grant

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Recall

by Ken Root (High Plains Midwest Ag Journal)  …But there were sectors of agriculture that saw a dramatic change in

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Under Attack

by RP Siegel (TriplePundit)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad appeared together recently defending the Renewable Fuel

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Powers Warns of Possible Lawsuit Following Cancellation of Trash-to-Ethanol Deal

by Marc Chase (Northwest Indiana Times)  Potential lawsuits are brewing in Lake County’s trash-to-ethanol saga, according to a motion by

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Bob Dinneen Gives the WSJ a Failing Grade

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  If the editorial writers of the Wall Street Journal consider themselves students of mine,

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S., Israel Could Collaborate on Advanced Biofuel Development

by U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation/Biomass Magazine)  After a briefing by senior White House staff on April 17, following their arrival

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Air Liquide Signs Biofuel Research Contract

by  Stuart Radnedge (GasWorld)  Air Liquide has just signed a partnership agreement with the CEA (Commission for atomic energy and alternative

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Aemetis Transitions from Corn Ethanol to Advanced Biofuels at Keyes Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Aemetis announced that its 60 million gallon per year capacity ethanol facility in

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Agronomists and Admirals: Looking back at ABLC 2013

by Pavel Molchanov (Raymond James and Associates/Biofuels Digest)  …There is no question that there have been growing pains along the way,

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Exec: Change to Fuel Mandate Would Hurt Iowa Cellulosic Plant

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  A meaningful change to the country’s renewable fuel mandate would drastically curtail the market

April 22, 2013 Read Full Article

7th ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar Conference May 15, 2013 New York, NY

  7th ISO  DATAGRO New York Sugar Conference  May 15, 2013   New York, NY

The International Sugar Organization (ISO), the only world forum designed to exchange different points of view among the main producer

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Car Fuel of the Future: US Dominating Cellulosic Ethanol Market

(Global Data)  Ethanol is the most widely acclaimed alternative or additive for gasoline used for running vehicles, and the US

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

ABO Launches Map of Algae Research, Companies and Projects

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new map of the algae industry published online by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae production facilities and research projects

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Tax Writers Warm to Giving Renewables Parity with Fossil Fuels

by Nick Juliano (MidWest Energy News)   A proposal to allow renewable energy developers to take advantage of a tax structure

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Turning Grease Into Diesel, Johnny Rockets Recycles Fry Oil Through DAR PRO Solutions

(Johnny Rockets/Sacramento Bee/PR Newswire) Johnny Rockets partners with DAR PRO Solutions to recycle its restaurants’ used fry oil into renewable diesel

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

ZimmComm Announces Agri-Blogging Internships

(AgWired/ZimmComm)  ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for students in the agricultural communications field to attend and learn how

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Leading Democrat Says US May Not Be Able to Meet Biofuel Targets

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  * Wyden says committee will explore ethanol mandate * Energy committee to look at gasoline prices

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Enzymes from Horse Feces Could Hold Secrets to Streamlining Biofuel Production

(Science Daily)  Stepping into unexplored territory in efforts to use corn stalks, grass and other non-food plants to make biofuels,

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Cost U.K. Motorists $707 Million, Chatham House Says

by Sally Blakewell (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Biofuels will cost U.K. motorists about 460 million pounds ($707 million) this year as the

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Cobalt Signs Strategic Partner and Investor to Commercialize Bio-Based Butadiene Solution

(Cobalt/PRNewswire)  Strategic Partnership Opens Pathway to $40 Billion Butadiene Market Cobalt Technologies, a leading developer of next generation bio-based chemicals,

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Sugar Shock: Sweetwater, Naturally Scientific Ink $250M Pact for Biobased Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The end-goal? High-value oils. Low-cost sugars become shock troops in the war for sustainability. In

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Long List of Lobbies Oppose Renewable-Fuels Standard

by Amy Harder (National Journal)  It’s hard to rival the diversity and sheer number of groups and companies with a

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

ABLC: Increasing Optimism in Biofuels Financing

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  …“I think the overarching message of the panel was a sign of increasing optimism,” says Chris

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Dinneen to Forbes: Forbes Should Be Advocating For, Not Arguing Against, Increased Competition

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association) To the Editor:   What’s there about lower prices at the pump, less pollution and reduced

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

AFPM Welcomes EPA Move to Address Biodiesel Fraud but Greater Fix is Needed

(Wall Street Journal/The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)  The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and American Petroleum Institute (API)

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Florida Legislature Poised to Pull the Plug on Florida’s Bioenergy Sector

(Business Wire/Florida Biofuels and Bioenergy Association)  $1 Billion in Investment At Risk On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Florida Legislature will

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Shell at ABLC: Don’t Blame Big Oil for Blend Wall

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  One of the great things about the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference is the diverse group of

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

What Investors Got Wrong in Advanced Biofuels

by Doug Williams (Venture Beat)  … Although I am not an expert in investing, there are a few things I think

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought & Other Harsh Conditions

by Chris Woolston  (Bioenergy Connection)  … If you drove around certain parts of the Midwest this summer, you might have seen

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Who Killed $2.18 Gasoline?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An explosive report from Bloomberg alleges that a pathway to $2.18 per gallon gasoline was

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Oil-and-Gas Lobby Talks Biofuel Rule with White House, EPA, Senior Lawmakers

by Zack Coleman (The Hill E2Wire) The head of a powerful oil industry lobbying group met with top White House officials

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Local View: Renewable Fuel Stand Is Working

by Tim Scheer (JournalStar.com)  Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is the subject of debate and attack in Washington, DC.

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Launches Purpose-Designed Crops for Biofuels, Biopower and Biobased Products

(Reuters/NexSteppe)  Malibu and Palo Alto Sorghum Hybrids Provide Scalable, Reliable, and Sustainable Feedstock Options for the Biobased Industries NexSteppe, a company

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Conference Told to Be Biomass Agnostic

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  …Guido Ghisolfi of the Italian company Beta Renewables told attendees of the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference (ABLC) that

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

International Energy Agency: Need Major Scale Up in Global Biofuels Production

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released their Tracking Clean Energy Progress report in New Delhi that details

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Production Efficiency Discovery in Green Algae

by Anneli Waara (Algae Industry Magazine)   …However, a group of researchers at Sweden’s Uppsala University, led by Senior Lecturer Fikret

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Monitoring, Diagnostics Tackle Algae Biofuel Pond Crash Problem

(Sandia National Laboratories/Biodiesel Magazine)  Sandia National Laboratories is developing a suite of complementary technologies to help the emerging algae industry

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

REG Releases White Paper Promoting Food Security Side of Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the Renewable Energy Group has released a white paper called “Food THEN Fuel: American

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

LS9 Expands Operations in Florida

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … LS9 CEO Tjerk de Ruiter announced the expansion of its operations at the Company’s Okeechobee,

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

BioGasol Delivers First CarboFrac Units to Sweetwater Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Sweetwater Energy announed that BioGasol completed delivery of its first commercial biomass pretreatment system. The

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Looking Back at ABLC 2013

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Perhaps nothing was more on the minds of delegates as the future of the Renewable

April 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Vilsack, LaHood Extend Aviation Biofuels Commitment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Two members of Pres. Obama’s cabinet today have signed their names to an agreement that will

April 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Bashing The Oil Industry at Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference: Offense and Defense in the Game of Whack-a-Mole

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Although conference convener, Biofuels Digest’s Jim Lane, insisted that he “discouraged industry bashing,” the

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Colorado to Offer $3.1 Million in Tax Credits for Cool Planet HQ

by Aldo Svaldi (The Denver Post)   Cool Planet Energy Systems took a step closer Friday to a corporate relocation and

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

25x’25 Alliance Offers Adaptation Recommendations to U.S. Agriculture, Forestry

(25 x ’25)  (T)he Adaptation Work Group, a collaboration of agriculture, forestry, business, academic, conservation and government leaders, … issued

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

AFPM, RFA Trade Charges after Verdict in MTBE Case

by Jordan Godwin  (Platts)  …(American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T.) Drevna responded Wednesday to a New Hampshire verdict earlier that day

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Paris Air Show Alternative Aviation Fuels Pavilion (AAFP) June 17-21, 2013 Le Bourget Paris, France

  Paris Air Show Alternative Aviation Fuels Pavilion (AAFP)  June 17-21, 2013   Le Bourget  Paris, France

Potential buyers, partners, investors and researchers at the Paris Air Show will be able to find the world’s leading alternative aviation fuels

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

BIO Comments on EPA’s 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Rules

(Biotechnology Industry Organization) The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Regulation

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Academic Study on Jatropha in Cooperation with the Leuphana University, Lueneburg

(INOCAS)  The production of plant oils based on oil-bearing trees such as Jatropha could provide an alternative pathway to a more

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Ductor a Winner of the Red Herring Europe 100 Award

(XS4Green.com)  Ductor, the Finnish biotechnology company specializing in disruptive algae technology, announce today that Red Herring, a global media company,

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Nation First International Development Asia (NFIDAsia) Signs MoU with Hisham Koh & Associates (HKA) to Facilitate Algal Based Farming Products for Rural Myanmar

(PR.com/Nation First International Development Asia)  Nation First International Development Asia (NFIDAsia) has announced today they have signed an MoU with

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Lee Enterprises and ICM Forge Alliance

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Lee Enterprises Consulting has formed of a strategic alliance with ICM, Inc. Recently, ICM developed a

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Gevo Wins a Judgment in Latest Butamax vs Gevo Dust-Up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Delaware, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a final

April 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Obama Budget Would End Oil Industry Tax Breaks, Hike Royalites

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (FuelFix)  In unveiling his $3.8 trillion spending plan for the U.S. government on Wednesday, President Barack

April 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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