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DOE Publishes Agenda for Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry is Reshaping American Energy

(US Department of Energy)  On July 31–August 1, 2013, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Advanced Biofuels USA will co-host the Office’s sixth annual conference, Biomass 2013: How the Advanced Bioindustry

May 31, 2013 Read Full Article

50 Billion Reasons to Support Ethanol

by Maxx Chastko  (Motley Fool)  … It doesn’t have to be so complicated. Controversy aside, there is one calculation that can bring everyone together to support ethanol. The calculation is so

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Farm Waste May Demand Return of Biofuels

by Javier E. David (CNBC)  Imagine a world where leftover corn, wheat and wood chips could power your car. That’s the aim of cellulosic ethanol, a budding sector of the renewable

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Expanding Trade Opportunities in South Korea and Japan

by Kelly Davis (Renewable Fuels Association)  As part of the RFA’s commitment to increasing ethanol export markets, I recently had the unique opportunity to join the U.S. Grains Council on

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

High Oil Prices Help Oil Production, But Not Biofuels

by Kevin Bullis (MIT Technology Review)  An International Energy Agency report says investments in oil technology will lead to a worldwide supply boom. High oil prices were supposed to make

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

New Farm Policy Possible Because of Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … At the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Washington Watch issues forum on Monday, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen said the dramatic changes in farm

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Continue to Progress: The U.S. and Europe Are Making Strides to Advance Biofuels Technology.

by Seán Ottewell (Chemical Processing)  Biotechnology efforts in the United States and Europe are on the rise. For instance, Algenol Biofuels, Ft. Myers, Fl., developer of direct-to-ethanol technology for the production of

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

AP IMPACT: Cars Made in Brazil Are Deadly

by Bradley Brooks (Associated Press)  The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry’s biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil’s

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Plenty of Sunshine and Creativity at 25th Annual Supermileage Challenge

(Minnesota Cornerstone)  …Nearly 500 students from 50 schools built more than 80 cars and competed in the 25thannual Supermileage Challenge, which has long been sponsored in part by the Minnesota Corn

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Nova Scotia Biodiesel Project Plans 100 Percent Export to Germany

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biofuel Weiss Inc. is developing a 7 MMgy continuous flow multifeedstock biodiesel production facility in Atlantic Canada, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. According to Ian Weiss,

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

The Brussels Biofuels Debate, Part III: MEP Vidal-Quadras Scraps ‘Deficient’ ILUC Factors From Commission’s Proposal

(The Oil Palm)  Spanish MEP and Draftsman for the influential Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE), Alejo Vidal-Quadras, has dismissed the European Commission’s proposal to introduce Indirect Land Use Change

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Can Electrofuels and Electrosugars Save the Day?

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is the ultimate industrial fuel system going to be based on electricity, waste CO2 and brackish water – to return society to the days of energy

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor – Dinneen to Big Oil: Focus on the Facts

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  In an interview published on May 22, Charles Drevna, President of the American Fuels & Petrochemical Manufacturers, disparaged the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and claimed it

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Proposed Rule Defines Corn Fiber Ethanol, Butanol as Advanced

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new proposed rulemaking from the U.S. EPA includes several possible modifications to the renewable fuel standard program, including categorizing as advanced biofuels ethanol

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Busting Big Oil Myths on the Renewable Fuel Standard: Part I

by Geoff Cooper (The Energy Collective/Renewable Fuels Association)   Anyone with even a casual interest in energy policy knows that a full frontal assault has been launched against the Renewable Fuel

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

SAFER Southern Bioeconomy Case Study Series: Biofuels Center of North Carolina

(Southeast Agriculture & Forest Energy Resources Alliance)   “We’re the nation’s only comprehensive biofuels agency, and I say that more out of surprise than for the purpose of touting North Carolina,” said Steven Burke, President and CEO

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Maize Growers Form International Alliance

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council, along with the National Corn Growers Association, MAIZAR, representing Argentina producers and the maize supply chain and ABRAMILHO (Brazilian Association of

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Scientists Develop ‘Green’ Pretreatment of Miscanthus for Biofuel

(University of Illinois/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Two University of Illinois scientists have developed an environmentally friendly and more economical way of pretreating miscanthus in the biofuel production process. “We pretreat the biomass

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels: Where We Should Be

by Fred Cannon (The Hill’s Congress Blog/KiOR)  More than one-third of the world’s total energy usage relies on liquid fuels – primarily from fossil fuels. In the first quarter of

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Backers Propose E15 Tax Breaks

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  Ethanol supporters in Illinois want to trade a 20 percent sales tax break on E10 fuel sales in Illinois for a 10 percent break on

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

DDGS Intake Reduces Methane Output of Dairy Cows

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Every once in a while, I read something that really catches my attention. A study that found that distillers grains can help reduce methane

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol a Target of Big Oil

by Paul Kenney (KAAPA Ethanol/Kearney Hub) Opinion:  …Ethanol blends are becoming a staple at pumps across the nation, and ethanol accounts for more than 10 percent of the country’s motor fuel

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Helps Reduce High Gas Prices of Summer Months

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As drivers head out for trips over Memorial Day weekend, increasing attention is being focused on gasoline prices. In the meantime, ethanol industry advocates

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Improving While Oil Gets Worse

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The House and Energy Commerce Committee has released its third white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Environmental Impacts.” Executive Vice President of the

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Confirms Unannounced Inspections in Oil and Biofuels Sectors

(European Commission/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Commission can confirm that on May 14, 2013, commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several companies active in and providing

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

ePURE Suspects Circumvention of Import Duty on Ethanol Imports

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ePURE, the European Renewable Ethanol Association, has asked the European Commission to investigate if EU customs legislation is properly applied in Finland. Evidence from several sources indicates

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Enerkem Starts Drop-In Renewable Fuels R&D

(Enerkem/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Enerkem Inc. announced the launch of a new research project with the government of Canada. The objective of the project is to develop new catalytic processes for

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Western Biomass up for Sale; Blue Sugars Files Bankruptcy

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Just months after receiving the first cellulosic renewable identification numbers for a shipment of cellulosic ethanol to its Brazil partner Petrobras, Western Biomass

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Open RFS to Natural Gas-Based Ethanol

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Reps. Pete Olson, R-Texas, and Jim Costa, D-Calif., have introduced legislation that would allow ethanol produced from domestic natural gas to meet the volume

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Support Growing for Veto of Ethanol Bill

(News Press)  A bio-energy company on the Treasure Coast has joined Fort Myers-based Algenol Inc. in calling for Gov. Rick Scott to veto a measure that would repeal the state

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Scania Offers Bus Solutions Tailored to Any Type of Traffic Demand

(Scania)  Scania also provides highly attractive solutions to bus transport developed in close cooperation with the operators. Rising welfare inevitably brings about an increased need for transportation of goods as

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Zambia: Govt Resorts to Ethanol Fuel

by  Judith Namutowe (AllAfrica.com)   Government has said it will start importing ethanol from Zimbabwe with a view to lowering the high fuel prices in Zambia.   And Government will soon sign a

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Americas Successfully Concludes Biodiesel Research Trials, Moves Towards Production

(Alternative Fuels Americas/PR NewsWire)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI) announced today (May 22, 2013) that it has successfully completed research trials targeting Jatropha trees as a feedstock source for profitably

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Takes Aggressive Step to Tear Down Big Oil’s Bogus Blend Wall

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Passage of Retailer “Bill of Rights” Shows Commitment to Local Retailers and Consumer Fuel Choice The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today applauded the Iowa Legislature’s passage

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Going Green: Nation Equipped to Grow Serious Amounts of Pond Scum for Fuel

by Tom Rickey  (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)   A new analysis shows that the nation’s land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Come of Age

by Dan Seif (Mother Earth News/Rocky Mountain Institute)  Advanced, non-food biofuels are gaining momentum in 2013 as several new plants have gathered the capital and momentum for large-scale production. …

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Exxon Refocusing Algae Biofuels Program After $100 Million Spend

by Andrew Herndon (Bloomberg)  Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), which has invested more than $100 million to develop algae-derived biofuels, is refocusing its research with Synthetic Genomics Inc. after almost four

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Shanghai Sees Biofuel Gold in Recycled Cooking Oil

(Economic Times/India Times)  China’s commercial hub Shanghai plans to turn recycled cooking oil, some of it seized by authorities, into an environmental asset by converting it into fuel for vehicles, state

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Absolute Energy Launches Direct E85 Distribution to Retailers at $1.93 per Gallon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Absolute Energy, a 115 million gallon per year ethanol plant near the Iowa-Minnesota border, is now offering E85, a fuel blend containing 85

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

The Battle of the Beltway: DoD Awards $16M towards Parity-Cost, Drop-In, Non-Food Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DoD goes forward, after internal wrangle, with advanced biofuels program via $16M phase 1 investment. With industry cost share, project totals $33M: aims for sub-$4,

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

CBO Report: The Pros and Cons of Carbon Tax

by Ryan Tracy  (The Wall Street Journal)  Instituting a carbon tax could help reduce the deficit and “produce incremental benefits” for the environment, but could also raise the cost of

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn-Based Ethanol: A Win for Public Health and the Economy

by William C. Holmberg (Physicians for Social Responsibility)  Asthma, $16 billion.  Premature births, $26 billion.  All cancers, $227 billion.  Autism, $126 billion.  Heart disease, $272 billion.  Obesity, incl. Type 2

May 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Investors Interested in Fossil Fuel-Free Portfolios

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a recent survey conducted by SRI, 65 percent of retail investors and 53 percent of institutional investors are currently expressing interest in fossil fuel-free

May 24, 2013 Read Full Article

13th International Datagro Conference on Sugar and Ethanol October 21-22, 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil

  13th International Datagro Conference on Sugar and Ethanol October 21-22, 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Conference that brings together giants of the industry, authorities and renowned experts is a networking opportunity in one of the largest executive centers of the South Hemisphere – over

May 24, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: RFS Pathways II and Technical Amendments to the RFS2 Standards

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a proposed rulemaking for modifications to the Renewable Fuel Standard program, E15 misfueling mitigation regulations, ultra low sulfur diesel survey

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

The Renewable Chemical Industry Must Speak with One Voice

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …Renewable chemicals offer cost-competitiveness with petrochemicals or new properties and features that add value to innovative consumer products. In that way, they’ve captured

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Doing it in the Dark: Fuel from Thin Air, and beyond Light

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beyond biomass, beyond fossil fuels, beyond light itself.   And now, the direct production of drop-in biofuel blendstocks. All available from a microbial “cow”. This week

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy and Economic Growth: Interview with Mark Thoma

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  …  Mark Thoma is a macroeconomist and time-series econometrician at the University of Oregon. His research focuses on how monetary policy affects the economy, and he

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining Special Issue — Biomass Futures: Estimating the Sustainable Biomass Role for Meeting the 2020 Targets and Beyond

(Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has set a general binding target for the European Union to derive 20% of its final energy and 10% of its

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Cost of Biofuels No Longer Sky High

by Peter Hannam (The Age)  Whether it’s the use of organisms first found in the guts of rabbits in New Zealand or converting the mountains of rubbish disposed of by Londoners,

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol and Biofuels November 4-7, 2013 Munich, Germany

  F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol and Biofuels November 4-7, 2013 Munich, Germany

Now in its 16th year, F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol and Biofuels is the must attend event for the global ethanol and biofuels community. Recognised as the best forum for in-depth

May 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Industry Fighting Rising Tide of Skepticism

by Sandra I. Erwin  (National Defense Magazine)  …Although the Pentagon consumes just 1.5 percent of the nation’s fuel, biofuel investors and green-energy advocates have looked upon the military as a catalyst

May 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Dr. Ernest Moniz Sworn in as 13th Secretary of Energy

(Department of Energy)  Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy by Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman in a ceremony this morning (May 21, 2013) for

May 22, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Payments to Advanced Ethanol Producers

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA has announced $14 million payments to advanced biofuel 162 producers in 38 states under the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels. The program

May 22, 2013 Read Full Article

2nd Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day July 5, 2013 London, UK

  2nd Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day July 5, 2013 London, UK

It is with great satisfaction we welcome you to the 2nd Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day, organized jointly by DATAGRO, and the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For the

May 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Obama’s Environment, Energy Team Nears Completion with Votes

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  President Barack Obama’s energy and environment team took two steps forward on Thursday after the U.S. Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as energy secretary and a committee cleared

May 20, 2013 Read Full Article

How Farm Waste May Make Biofuels Matter Again

by Javier E. David (CNBC) Imagine a world where leftover corn, wheat and wood chips can be used to power your car. That’s the aim of cellulosic ethanol, a budding sector

May 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Sugar for Food, Fuel and Power: The ISO Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference in New York City

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  What used to be known as “The New York Sugar Conference” has become “The ISO and Datagro Sugar & Ethanol Conference” with a record-setting

May 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Community Level Production and Utilization of Jatropha Feedstock in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

by Enos Shumba, et al (World Wildlife Fund for Nature)  The bio-fuel debate has largely focused on large feedstock plantations that produce products for the export market. It has not

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

New Advance in Biofuel Production

by Lynn Yarris(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Develop Enzyme-free Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment Advanced biofuels – liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass – offer a

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Shows Benefits from Integration of Sweet Sorghum Juice in Corn Mash for Ethanol Production

(United Sorghum Checkoff Program)  The Sorghum Checkoff in collaboration with the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (formerly the National

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Clean Mobility Stations Selling Locally-Sourced Biofuels on West Coast

by Michelle Macaluso (Fox News)  …Propel Fuels is launching its Clean Mobility Centers in Fresno. The stations will offer both

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

FAPC Algae Project Ranks No. 1 for OCAST Funding

(Algae Industry Magazine)   An algae research proposal from Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Edeniq DOE-Supported Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Surpasses 1,000 Continuous Operational Hours

(Edeniq/Yahoo! News)  Visalia Plant Milestone Signifies Greater Commercial Viability for Cellulosic Ethanol and Sugars Edeniq, a biomaterials and sustainable fuels

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae: Times and Needs Have Changed.

by Barry Cohen (National Algae Association/PR Log) The DoE has spent $2.5 billion on algae research but to date nothing has

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Mighty Algae Could Lead to Biofuels Breakthrough

by Adam Wilmoth  (News OK)  OSU researcher Gerald Schoenknecht and his team recently completed genome sequencing for an algae that

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Enerkem Starts “Drop-In” Renewable Fuels R&D Project

(Enerkem/PR NewsWire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals company, announces the launch of a new research project with

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Out of the Shell: Oil Giant’s Big Biofuels Ambitions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In an exclusive Digest interview, Shell’s VP for Alternative Energy, Matthew Tipper, reveals the company’s

May 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street June 25-26, 2013 New York, NY

  Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street June 25-26, 2013 New York, NY

10 years of REFF Wall Street – Join the celebrations and determine the shape of the USA renewable energy market

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Investing in Sustainable Palm Oil Production Ex-ante Impact Assessment of Investments in a Palm Oil Mill in Palembang, Indonesia

by Yuca Waarts, Kor Zwart (LEI Wageningen UR)  Recycling palm oil mill effluent, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and improving smallholder livelihoods are

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Scientists Alarmed by Rapid Spread of Brown Streak Disease in Cassava

(EurekAlert!)  World’s cassava experts to wage war against cassava viruses; introduction into Nigeria, the largest cassava producer in the world,

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Major Montreal Meet-Up on Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, around 200 delegates from 44 countries are meeting in Montréal today, in a

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Feds Launch Project to Convert Oilsands Emissions to Biofuels

by Heather Loney (Global News)  The federal government is teaming up with two Canadian companies in a pilot project that

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Short Takes: Farm Bill Update

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, BIO begins the week with applause for Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Thad

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Dynamic Fuels’ Renewable Diesel Refinery to Restart in July

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  During a call to discuss its first quarter financial results, Syntroleum Corp. announced that Dynamic

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Setting the Record Straight: Gevo and Butamax

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels’s Montagues and Capulets were at it again last week — with a flurry of

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

The Greening of BASF: #1 Chemco Commits to Biobased BDO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World’s #1 chemical company to produce renewable Butanediol using Genomatica’s process.  The Digest has a

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Will Sustainability Become the Feared Equalizer?

by Tom Kadala (Research Pays) … (T)here is yet another force at play, one that is far more complex than

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Algal Biofuel Technology in the State of Qatar

by Matthew Landau (Aquatic Biosystems) In 2010, Qatar University initiated an algal biofuel project funded by Qatar Airways, and Qatar Science

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Biomass and the Military May 29, 2013 Webinar

  Biomass and the Military May 29, 2013 Webinar

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled “Biomass and the Military” on Wednesday, May 29, from 12:30 p.m.

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Eccotopia to Sign Joint Venture Agreement

(SB Wire/Eccotopia)  Julian Moses, president of Symphony Trade and Investment 57 (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eccotopia Ltd.,http://www.eccotopia.com/,

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

High Compression Ratios and Ethanol Blends Combine to Make a Super-efficient Car

by RP Siegel (Industry Market Trends Green & Clean Journal/ThomasNet.com)  Four years ago, American LeMans kicked off its first green racing season.

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Fuels Standard Review Drubs Oil Industry Report: Top 10 Quotes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Oil refiners have been waging a well-funded war on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Alternative and Renewable Diesel Fuels: Detailed Characterization of Physical and Chemical Properties

(The Coordinating Research Council, Inc)  This report documents and compares the results of detailed analyses of the physical and chemical

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

KiOR Shipping Cellulosic Biofuels; Releases Q1 Results

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“Building on the first gallons of cellulosic diesel we shipped in March, we continue to

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

BioAmber Completes IPO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Raises $80M at $10 per share; becomes first new industrial biotech company to complete IPO

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

World Bio Markets USA October 29-30, 2013 San Francisco, CA

  World Bio Markets USA October 29-30, 2013 San Francisco, CA

We are delighted to announce the return of our leading North American bio-based markets CEO event for the fourth year.

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

The Possible Consequences of Expanding Biofuels: Cleaner Energy, Warmer Climate?

by Vicki Ekstrom (Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change/Renewable Energy World)  …Their study, recently released in Geophysical Research

May 10, 2013 Read Full Article

New Database Tracks Energy Legislation

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) has launched an Advanced Energy Legislation (AEL) Tracker, a

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Public Invited to Bon Secour Farm for Rare Glimpse into the Potentially Sweet Future of Alternative Fuels

by Jeff Dute (AL.com)  Corporate America does not often invite the public into the research and development process of products

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Automakers Warn New Ethanol Mandate Could Damage Vehicles

by William La Jeunesse (Fox News)  …”We just feel that it is not safe for the consumer. It’s not safe for

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

G8 under Pressure to Rethink Biofuel Mandates

(EurActiv) Leaders of the EU and their partners in the G8 nations are under mounting pressure to reconsider their support

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

DfT: 66% of Biofuels Supplied in the UK Are Sustainable

(E2B) According to the Department of Transport, between 15 April 2012 and 14 January 2013, 965 million litres of renewable fuel

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Norfolk Southern Asks for Ethanol Offloading Increase

by Rachel Leonard  (WestEndAlexandriaPatch)  City Manager Rashad Young is criticizing a request from Norfolk Southern for a permit to increase the

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Two Thumbs Up for Solazyme: AkzoNobel Deal, New Technology for Structured Oils

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The sector’s perennial hottest company strikes again — with “potentially disruptive” new technology to change

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Up to $9 Million Available from EPA for 2013 Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of up to $9 million through

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission Adopts $100M Investment Plan for 2013-2014 for Green Vehicles and Fuels

(Green Car Congress)  The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted the 2013-2014 Investment Plan Update to support the development and use of green

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Gevo Provides Update of Luverne Operations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. provided updated information on it Luverne, Minn., plant and patent dispute with

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Obama Choice to Head EPA Vows to Work Closer with Ag Community

Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  President Obama’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, vowed to take a

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Obama Biofuel Budget Spills Few Details, Still Attacked by House GOP

by Tim McDonnell  (Mother Jones)  … In mid-March, in a speech at Illinois’ Argonne National Lab, Obama pitched an Energy Security

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

The Energy Information Administration Publishes Data on E85-Capable Vehicles

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published updated data on alternative fuels and vehicles

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

International Energy Agency Publishes Global Update of Advanced, Cellulosic Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39 group recently published a report that outlines

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Student Finds Better Ethanol Option

by Fritz Bush (The Journal)  A Sibley East High School sophomore earned a spot at the Intel International Science and

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Johns Hopkins Algae Students Test Wastewater Capabilities

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A Johns Hopkins University student team is working with a starter grant of $15,000 from the EPA to

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol — a Better Alternative to Gasoline

(American Chemical Society)  Scientists today reported a discovery that could speed an emerging effort to replace ethanol in gasoline with

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Ammonia from Biomass: SynGest, BioNitrogen, Agrebon

(NH3 Fuel Association)  Renewable ammonia producer SynGest is now featured on the Fueling Growth website, which aims to show “How clean fuel companies are fueling

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

National Algae Association Presents New Initiatives at Workshop

(Algae Industry Magazine) The National Algae Association’s (NAA) Algae Farming Workshop, held in the Houston, Texas, area on April 11-12,

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

New Pathways for Land Management Needed to Assure Clean Energy Future

(25 x ’25)  With global demand for food, feed, fiber and energy on the rise, the need for critical ecosystem

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

World’s First Algae House Produces Green Energy at IBA Hamburg

(Hamburg Business Development Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  The first house in the world to supply its own energy with unique “bioskin” through

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Hard Rock’s Willie Nelson Line to Benefit Sustainable Biodiesel

(Hard Rock International/Biodiesel Magazine)  Willie Nelson and Hard Rock International announced the launch of the limited-edition Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight

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RFA Infographics — Easy to Find and Ready to Print

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association’s collection of ethanol infographics is now easier to access than ever before. You

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Energy Title Introduced in Senate

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Legislation to reauthorize the Farm Bill energy title was introduced in the Senate Monday. Senators Tom Harkin

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Douglas Durante: Florida’s Ethanol Program Needs to Stay the Course

(Tallahassee.com)  Having spent some time on the ground in Tallahassee and talking with several legislators over the past few years,

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Novozymes Adding Staff to Develop Enzymes to Turn Corn Waste to Fuel

by Kathy Robertson (Sacramento Business Journal)  Novozymes Inc. is staffing up to support a $2.5 million Department of Energy contract to

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

UC-Davis Publishes Status Update of Calif. LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies has published a new status review

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Florida Sunshine Fueling the Growth of Algenol and Its Blue-Green Algae

by Carlin Rosengarten  (Fueling Growth) Nearly 30 years ago, Paul Woods invented the Direct to Ethanol technology that his company, Algenol

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The European Parliament Is Making a Bad Biofuels Proposal Worse

(EurActiv)  …This conflict is not one between green ambitions and trade rules – it is a conflict between trade rules

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ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative

(Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper)  The Government of Canada is committed to investing in innovative clean energy technologies that

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E15 Now Available in Wisconsin

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) cheered RFA member Badger State Ethanol and the Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition for

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Gasoline Prices Tied to Ethanol, Energy Information Administration States

(UPI) …On a percentage basis, the EIA said the price spread was closer to 17 percent in 2001, and dipped

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SEKAB Welcomes SP’s Engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant

(SEKAB)  SEKAB E-Technology welcomes SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden’s (SP) engagement in the Biorefinery Demo Plant in Örnsköldsvik, previously

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Norway Plans Rise in Taxes on Oil Entities

by Kjetil Malkenes Hovland  (The Wall Street Journal)  Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who faces an election in September, on

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E85 and Renewable Fuel Standards: The Minnesota Problem

by Mark Green (The Energy Collective)  …What we see is that despite an aggressive push with promotions and massive state investment,

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

NREL Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) “blend stock” samples by the U.S. Department of

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Energy Beet Juice Can Be Stored for Ethanol Production

(North Dakota State University Extension/Farm & Ranch Guide)  …At North Dakota State University, the feasibility of using new sugarbeet varieties,

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880 Biofuels Refineries Profiled in New Global, Online Database

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington DC, at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, Biofuels Digest announced that it has

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Official Inauguration of Borregaard’s Biorefinery Demonstration Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Norway, Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen officially inaugurated the Borregaard biorefinery demonstration plant in

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

RSB Becomes Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials; Expanded Scope Prompts Re-Branding

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is pleased to announce that RSB has a new

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Letter to the Editor — Response to Palm Beach Post Ethanol Editorial

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, penned the following letter

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Airlines Must Commit to Using Biofuels that Have Been Certified to Internationally Recognised Standards, Says NRDC Report

(GreenAirOnline)  Although the entry of airlines into the biofuel marketplace is a significant step in the right direction, the sustainability

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Blend Wall Myth Buster

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Biofuel opponents are crying wolf, so it would seem, claiming that the blend wall is insurmountable.

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Biofuels Can’t Get Overcome with Negativity Overhang

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  There’s some real negativity hanging over the biofuels industry these days. And while any industry has

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USDA Proposes Simplified Application Process for REAP Funding

(US Department of Agriculture/Biodiesel Magazine)  The USDA has proposed a series of changes to make it easier for agricultural producers

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Webinar: European Traceability Requirements for Yellow Grease and Other Waste Oils May 21, 2013

  Webinar: European Traceability Requirements for Yellow Grease and Other Waste Oils May 21, 2013

In the past six months the European Union has become a significant market opportunity for waste fats and oils, as

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FEATURE: Biojet Backers See US RINs Eligibility as Vital to Long-Term Viability

by Herman Wang and Matthew Kolhman (Platts)  Aviation biofuel’s newly minted ability to generate tradable US renewables credits, known as RINs,

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Brandt: Order Higher Blends of Biodiesel, Ethanol for Use on the Farm

by Janet Kubat Willette (Post Bulletin)  It all started last fall when Dan Brandt called his fuel supplier to see if

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Corn Prices, Government Payments, and the REAL Reason Meat Groups Oppose the RFS

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  As part of its ongoing review of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the House Energy &

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Ranch-Based Biodiesel Production Might Pay Off

by Kathy Coatney (Beef Magazine/BeefProducer.com)  Small, automated units can make biodiesel from animal fat, waste oil and oilseed crops. An

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Geotalk: Sylvian LeDuc on Why Woody Biofuels Wouldn’t Be the Best Plan for the EU

(European Geosciences Union)  …Attention has now turned to second generation biofuels, produced from non-edible sources such as wood or waste

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Makeover Puts CHARMM Back in Biofuels Business

by Bill Scanlon (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Biofuels scientists are asking more complex questions about how molecules spin, bond, and

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New Report Analyses Current Dutch Biomass Trading

(Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation)  A recently published report provides an in-depth overview of the current state

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Save $270M! (and Make Biofuels Feedstocks, er, Feasible, er, Now)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is there bio-based relief for the harried taxpayer in sight?   Could conservationists, growers and biofuels

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Schools Reaping Rewards of Restaurant Leftovers

by Erica Anderson (WNCT.com)  A local school district is reaping the benefits of restaurant leftovers.   At the start of the

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

US Dominating Cellulosic Ethanol Market

(EnergyDigital) In the ethanol fuel market, the US takes the lead. Pilot and demonstration plants to commence in late 2013.

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

North Carolina’s Growing Strengths: Triangle Biofuels Industries

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Based in Wilson, Triangle Biofuels Industries produces biodiesel derived primarily from waste vegetable oils (WVO)

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Reveal Increased Efficiencies in Ethanol Production

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A study by Steffen Mueller, a researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

API Lands Brazil Investment to Commercialize Cellulosic Process

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With a fresh investment from Brazil’s GranBio, American Process Inc. is poised to

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Japanese Sewage Plant Extracting Algal Oil for Fuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Japan News reports that in Miyagino Ward, Sendai, a project has started at a sewage treatment

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CALL FOR POSTERS: 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Roundtable Poster Reception June 19, 2013 DEADLINE: May 15

  CALL FOR POSTERS: 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Roundtable Poster Reception June 19, 2013 DEADLINE: May 15

Are you involved in research, product development or marketing of greener, industrially relevant alternatives for the pharmaceutical, formulated consumer products,

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Shell Starts E20 Pump Sales

by Yuthana Praiwan  (Bangkok Post)  After several years of consideration, Shell Co of Thailand eventually decided to jump into the

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

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