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Galva, IA Coop Breaks Ground on Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

by Kristen Johnson  (KTIV.com)  A Siouxland cooperative is getting into the cellulosic ethanol game. Quad County Corn Processors broke ground on an $8.5 million bio refinery in Galva, Iowa today.

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

The Right to Blend

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law last week legislation that preserves an Iowa petroleum marketer’s right to blend with Iowa manufactured ethanol and biodiesel. This,

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

D.C. Circuit Hinges EPA GHG Power On 'Tailoring' Rule Foes Aim To Scrap

(Environmental NewsStand Climate Policy Watch)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in two recent rulings has reinforced its position that EPA had adequate Clean Air

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

A New Use for Algae in Biofuel Production

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to an article in the journal Phycologia, a recent research study examined a promising freshwater algal strain for possible genetic engineering applications that could make it a

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: Who Got ‘Em, What’re They Doing?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In today’s Digest – visit our 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees — INEOS Bio, Myriant, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Chemtex, Enerkem, Fiberight, Fulcrum, ZeaChem – Plus POET-DSM, Diamond Green Diesel,

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Rip up the Mortgage: Sapphire Energy Pays off USDA Loan Guarantee in Full

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sapphire raises new round of equity, pays off USDA Loan Guarantee: “Sapphire Energy is very grateful to the USDA for supporting algae crude oil,” says

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

A Patchwork of Biofuels

by Lawrence Ulrich  (New York Times)  With diesel engines and their ultra-low-sulfur fuel now green enough even to meet California rules, one remaining environmental objection is that the fuel still

July 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Vulnerable Maryland Weighs Threat of Sea-Level Rise

by Darryl Fears   (The Washington Post)  It was scary enough that a team of experts on sea-level rise projected that Maryland’s coastal waters could rise to six feet in

July 29, 2013 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Sara Volz on to MIT

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  …The Colorado Springs native got into alternative energy in the seventh grade when she heard some neighbors were making their own biodiesel in their

July 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Lake Erie Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Funded by a $30,000 Rochester Institute of Technology grant, David Blersch, a University at Buffalo environmental engineer, and his students built a system that pumps water from

July 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Growing First and Second Generation Renewable Fuels

by Anna Rath and Adam Monroe (The Hill Congress Blog)  While there is a lot of back-and-forth in Washington about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), there is just one fundamental

July 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Debate: Cutting Through the Hype–Conflict on Capitol Hill over the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jared Anderson (Breaking Energy/GreenTechMedia)   Congressional hearings this week focusing on the EPA Renewable Fuel Standard brought together impassioned speakers representing the U.S. biofuel constituency, traditional fossil fuel interests, major food companies

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

EWG Has No Love for Corn Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  During the recent Subcommittee on Energy and Power’s hearing to review the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) as well as during a recent RFS briefing sponsored by the Advanced Biofuels Association last week

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Refiner Valero Sees Profit Recovery if Discounts Widen

by Kristen Hays (Reuters)   … Rising costs of ethanol credits mandated by the U.S. government also weighed on profits, Valero said. The company warned on July 11 that its second-quarter

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Washington Heading for Another Round of Devastating Cuts to Energy Innovation

by Matthew Stepp (The Energy Collective)  Both the left and the right use inspiring and lofty rhetoric about elevating U.S. international competitiveness, stimulating economic growth, and spurring innovation. But this

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Tier 3 Proposed Regulations A Common-Sense Change that Could Triple the Market Size for Biomass Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As part of the recently proposed Tier 3 motor vehicle fuel and emission regulations, www.epa.gov/otaq/tier3.htm, EPA included a very forward looking idea that could

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels, Climate Change and National Security

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) The direct relationship between Climate Change effects and National Security was recently summarized in testimony at a Congressional hearing: Competition and scarcity involving natural resources—food,

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

The Lock-In Duo and Advanced Biofuels

by Nelson Mojarro  (The Energy Collective)  … Together, the auto industry and the oil producers have combined to set and maintain for decades the direction and rate of improvements in the engine

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Brings Home a Victory for Farmers with Dillon Win

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  American Ethanol sped into Victory Lane last night as spokesman Austin Dillon held off challengers during an exciting green-white-checkered finish to win the inaugural

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Ottawa’s Support for Biofuel Industry Cools

by Barry Wilson (The Western Producer)   The federal government is closing the tap to increased support for the biofuel industry after more than $1 billion in support, says agriculture minister

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Jet Biofuels Advances of the Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are the biggest pacts and advances, tests, investments and grants with the likes of Amyris, Total, Airbus, Solena Fuels, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, AltAir Fuels, the US Navy, Emerald Biofuels,

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Market in China Is Expected to Reach USD 16.88 Billion by 2016

(SB Wire)  Biofuels market in China to grow at a CAGR of 16.88 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Jackson Landfill Helps Produce Ethanol

bySam Doerr (KCAU TV)  …You see all that garbage produces methane, a flammable gas that Siouxland Ethanol can use just a mile down the road. “Currently the methane we are

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn-Based Ethanol RINs Drop on Speculation Law May Be Adjusted

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  The value of certificates that track compliance with a U.S. law to use corn-based ethanol dropped the most since March on speculation Congress will adjust biofuel

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Demonstration of Leading Technology from NEF for Establishment of Fuel, Feed and Fiber Crops Using CEEDS TM Technology September 19, 2013 Leamington, Ontario, Canada

  Demonstration of Leading Technology from NEF for Establishment of Fuel, Feed and Fiber Crops Using CEEDS TM Technology     September 19, 2013   Leamington, Ontario, Canada

19th September 2013 – For farmers, end users and project developers requiring feedstock.  A first opportunity to see the solution for utilizing the highest yielding crops for your project. Low cost

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

House Moves to Block DOD Buying Biofuels

by Alex Guillen (Politico)  The House late last night approved by voice vote a measure to block the Defense Department from buying most biofuels. The measure was an amendment to

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Rochester Institute of Technology Students Learn About Sweetwater’s Plant-Sugar Mixture for Production of Biofuels

(AZOCleanTech)  A collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Sweetwater Energy Inc. will give students experience with the Rochester-based company that has a

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Gevo Supplies U.S. Coast Guard With Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline

(MarketWatch/Gevo)  Fuel to be Used for Testing in Marine Engine Applications Gevo, Inc., has begun supplying the U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center with initial quantities of finished 16.1% renewable isobutanol-blended

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Responsible for This Year's Expected Record Dead Zone, Researcher Says

(Sonoran News)  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone will be the biggest ever. According to researchers, corn production in the Midwest is

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Switchgrass Shows Biofuel, Farming Potential but Still Costs More than Coal

by Dan Dickson (Business Lexington)  … “[Switchgrass is] one of four or five native, warm-season grasses used on farms in Kentucky. Those grasses were here when the first European settlers came

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

$2.86/gal Algal Bofuel Now Possible

(National Algae Association/PRLog)  The National Algae Association congratulates the National Alliance for Advancement of Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts for their research efforts. We are anxiously waiting to see the new

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

New Innovative Technology for Low Cost Monatomic Hydrogen and Biofuels

(Advanced Plasma Industries Inc. /Phys.Org)  Hydrogen fuel cells are emerging as key players in the clean energy landscape of the future, except for one problem: it takes a lot of

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines to Advance Use of Sustainable Biofuel

by Jeremy Del Nero (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines said it would begin to purchase sustainable biofuel for use in its aircraft from Hawaii BioEnergy. The raw material for the

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

What’s Really Happening with the So-called ‘Blend Wall’? A Fuels America Briefing

by Sarah Dik (Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The public dialog surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard is robust- and filled with misinformation. On July 11, Rep. Lee Terry and Rep. Bruce Braley

July 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Is the US Awash in Oil? The Data Says ‘No’

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  US domestic oil production cannot bring energy independence alone; renewable transportation fuels are contributing and must increase their contribution in order to achieve that

July 25, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

EADS Launches Algae to Kerosene Project in Germany

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) has announced plans to build an algae technical center, to produce biokerosene from algae. One of three projects

July 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Biofuel Crops to Fuel the Future of the Poor

(EurekAlert/World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF))   The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have launched the IFAD-ICRAF Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops, an

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

API’s Anti RFS Ad Campaign – Trick, or Treat?

by Mary Rosenthan (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  Halloween is not for another 3 months, but the costumes and scare tactics are already out in the form of a new ad

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

The US Renewable Fuel Standard and Repeal, Reform: The Digest’s 5 Minute-Guide

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday in DC, the House Energy & Commerce committee convened a major hearing on the US Renewable Fuel Standard — primarily on the short-term impacts

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Possible to Conserve World's Last Great Forest

(Canadian Biomass)  The Canadian boreal forest is one of the world’s great natural treasures. Stretching from the Yukon in the west to Newfoundland and Labrador in the east, this ecologically

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op Asks for Council Support in Moving along with Water Reuse Project

by  Terry Lehrke (Morrison County Record)  For the past 15 months, the Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op (CMEC) has been working with the city of Little Falls on a wastewater reuse project.

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Native Algae Biofuel Could Make Australia Oil Rich

(Sydney Morning Herald)  Australia could become a major oil exporter like the Middle East if it starts farming native algae, researchers say. University of Queensland experts say Australian algae species

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 25-27, 2014 Phoenix, AZ DEADLINE: July 31, 2013

EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference organized with a team of directors from the US DOE, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Edison Electric Institute. The next EUEC 2014 will

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 25-27, 2014 Phoenix, AZ

  Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   February 25-27, 2014   Phoenix, AZ

EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference organized with a team of directors from the US DOE, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Edison Electric Institute. The next EUEC 2014 will

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show September 23-25, 2013 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show   September 23-25, 2013   Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

the OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show gathers stakeholders of the solar, wind, biomass, algae, anaerobic digestion and biofuels industries in a strategic two-day event designed to carve a path forward for

July 24, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels: Fuelling Our Future with Slime and Cooking Oil – Video

A team of students from Bodmin College in Cornwall make biofuel from algae and waste cooking oil – with a little help from Plymouth Marine Laboratory and a farm that uses only sustainable and

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Oil Attempt to Mislead Congress, Consumers Knows No Bounds

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  …“Big Oil is following the old tactic of attempting to repeat something enough that people mistakenly believe it is true,” stated IRFA Executive Director Monte

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

New Ad Campaign Reminds Congress, Public There Is a Fuel Choice

(Fuels America/Biodiesel Magazine)  Fuels America coalition members announced the launch of a new ad campaign. The ads highlight the fact that there is a choice when it comes to our

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Shows Diesels Save Owners Money over Gasoline Versions

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute recently published a study that shows the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lower for diesel vehicles compared

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Vilsack Says Congress Only Works During Crisis

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Ames, Iowa this week and while there gave remarks during the Iowa Farm Bureau’s (#IFBF13) 2013 Economic

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

New Ethanol Process under Study in Iowa

(Midwest Producer)  While other biofuel producers work with cornstalks or switchgrass to make cellulosic ethanol, the people at Quad County Corn Processors are working to pull cellulosic ethanol out of

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Northey Sees Promising Future during Ethanol Plant Visit

by Russ Mitchell (Dickinson County News)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was the featured speaker at the Green Plains Superior open house held Wednesday, July 17, in Superior. The

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Boulder County Could See More Vehicles on Alternative Fuels

by Charlie Brennan (Daily Camera)  Boulder County is one of nine Colorado counties that will participate in a pilot project announced Tuesday aimed at increasing the use of vehicles powered

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Report Details NC Forestry Resources

(Biomass Magazine)  The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has completed a statewide woody biomass assessment in cooperation with Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants and North Carolina’s seven economic development

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Funding Axed, N.C. Biofuels Center to Close

by Chris Bagley (Triangle Business Journal)  The N.C. Biofuels Center will shut down “within weeks,” a spokesman said Tuesday morning as lawmakers moved to vote on a state budget that cuts

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Turning Agriculture into Oil, Bio Oil, That Is

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service) The process dates to ancient Egypt. Now, it’s being studied here by the USDA as a way to fuel farms.  Pour a few handfuls

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Beyond Ethanol: Drop-In Biofuels Squeeze Gasoline From Plants

by Patrick J. Kiger and Marianne Lavelle  (National Geographic)  … KiOR’s breakthrough is one part of a wide-ranging effort by a number of companies and government-supported researchers to develop and perfect

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Swedish Project Aims to Produce Bio-Oil from Pulp Mill Black Liquor Lignin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, biorefinery R&D project number 100 has now started in the Swedish Processum cluster, aimed at thermochemically converting lignin from black liquor to bio

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Routes to the Summit: 3 Keys to First Commercial Advanced Biofuels, and Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It’s become an cliché of late that “financing is tough” and that “the US is slowing” while “China is speeding up” on advanced biofuels. It’s

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate to be Debated for Two Days Before House Panel

by Amy Harder (National Journal)  After a year battling over the airwaves and strategizing behind closed doors, the legions of lobbyists fighting over a federal biofuels mandate will finally get

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Summer Gas Prices Climb as 1 Gallon Costs an Average of $3.69 in Utah

by Kirby Brown (Deseret News) According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Utah runs about

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

London Mayor Calls for Waste Oil to Be Used as Biofuel for Buses

by Ben Messenger (Waste Management World)  The UK biofuel industry has been urged to process more of London’s waste cooking

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Colorado State University Researchers Explore Creating Biofuels through Photosynthesis

(Colorado State University)  An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University researchers has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Biomass Lose Favor: Investors Beware!

by Rachel Smolker (Huffington Post/BiofuelWatch)  Having spent the past eight years or so of my life fighting back against large-scale commercial

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Viesel Fuel Completes Upgrade at Enzymatic Biodiesel Plant in Stuart, FL

(Viesel Fuel/Biofuels Journal)   Viesel Fuel, LLC announced that they have completed the upgrade of the Viesel Fuel facility to produce biodiesel

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Rhode Island Passes Statewide Bioheat Requirement

(National Biodiesel Board)  State’s oil heat to contain 2 percent biodiesel by 2014 The governor of Rhode Island signed landmark

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

For Farm Bill Clean Energy Programs, Mandatory Funding Is Crucial

by Lloyd Ritter and Ryan Stroschein  (Agriculture Energy Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  Now that both the U.S. House and Senate are moving toward

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Fast Swimmers: 10 Algae Technologies, Where Are They in the Race for the Summit?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Summer of Algae has passed, but dozens of companies have remained hot in pursuit

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Swing Back at Oil Industry, Defend Federal Blending Mandate

by Zack Colman (The Hill E2Wire)  Biofuel groups are swinging back at oil industry attacks on a federal biofuel-blending mandate

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel CEO Highlights Advanced Biofuel Success

(National Biodiesel Board)  Cites Consumer Benefits, Job Creation at House RFS Hearing National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe told Congress

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

IOC-DBT Centre and LanzaTech Sign Agreement for Development of Micro-Algae Technology

(The Economic Times/India Times)  In a significant development aimed at boosting research in bio-fuels in the country on micro-algae technology,

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Connecticut Innovations Awards $150,000 to AgriFuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Rocky Hill, CT-based Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state’s quasi-public authority responsible for growing Connecticut businesses through innovative financing

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Food and Drinks Companies Are Seeing Worth from Their Waste

by Mike Scott (The Guardian)  There’s a growing recognition that waste can be a resource in its own right. Companies

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Africa: Securing Africa's Land for Shared Prosperity

by Makhtar Diop (AllAfrica)  Few development challenges in Africa are as pressing and controversial as land ownership and its persistent

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Africa: Algae Biofuels Deemed Unsuitable for Developing Nations

by Joel Winston (AllAfrica)  Significant uncertainties about the development of algae biofuels and a lack of research and development capabilities

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazil’s UNICA Welcomes Parts of European Parliament Biofuel Vote, Cautions about Threat to WTO Compliance

(UNICA)  The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement on the European Parliament Environment Committee’s vote Thursday on

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Inventure International (Pte) Limited Closes $7.2 Million Financing Round

(Inventure/PR NewsWire)  Inventure International (Pte) Limited, holding company of renewable process technology leader Inventure Renewables Inc., recently closed a $7.2 million round

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Finance Forum – West September 16-17, 2013 San Francisco, CA

  Renewable Energy Finance Forum – West  September 16-17, 2013  San Francisco, CA

Use 20% Off Discount code SPT20ABU and Register Now.  Part of the global REFF series that includes REFF-Wall St, the nation’s

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

How Biobased Energy, Consumer Goods Will Become the Biggest Vertical in Cleantech

by Richard Herbert (Biofuels Digest)  Portfolios may be littered with the bones of first generation biofuels startups, but for strategic investors,

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: NAABB’s José Olivares

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  José Olivares is a busy man. Not only the founder and kingpin of the

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, RFA Respond to Latest API Attack

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry has been quick to criticize the new anti-renewable fuels standard (RFS)

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

North Dakota Group Educates FFV Owners, Promotes Use of Higher Blends

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Thanks to a promotion by North Dakotans for Energy Independence, flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) owners

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

John Deere Introduces Mower that Runs Efficiently on E0 to E85

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  John Deere has introduced a flex-fuel model to its ZTrak line of commercial

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Comment Period Closed on Corn Fiber as Ag Residue, Biobutanol

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In all, the U.S. EPA received 117 comments on a proposed rule on renewable fuel standard

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Court Rules to Uphold California LCFS, but Requires Corrective Action

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 15, California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in the

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Oil Companies Break with Trade Group on Renewable Fuel Mandate

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy  (Fuel Fix)  The oil and gas industry’s top trade groups doggedly insist that Congress must completely

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Use in Gasoline under Review

by Jim Landers  (Dallas News)  …If many refiners had their way, the law would disappear. Ethanol is the primary octane

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Prominent Dem Prepares Climate Bill as Others Seek Business Support for Carbon Tax

by Evan Lehmann (E&E Publishing)  Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is crafting a climate bill that would cap greenhouse gases on

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Concerned New Carbon Metric Developed in Secret

by Jullian Hattem (The Hill Reg Watch)  Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried that an Obama administration

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Investment Could Reach $69B over 10 Years, Says Report

by Cathy Proctor (Denver Business Journal)  Investment in a new wave of biofuel technologies is expected to total $69 billion

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

White House Steps up Biofuel Support amid Escalating Attacks

by Zack Colman (The Hill E2Wire)  The White House on Thursday doubled down on its support of a biofuel-blending rule

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Leaf-Cutter Ants May Reveal Secrets to Creating Biofuels

by Jennifer Laaser  (Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel) Look at a leaf-cutter ant colony, and it’s a bustle of activity, with

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Stora Enso Aims to Move into Biofuel Sales

(Yle)  Finnish-Swedish forest products giant Stora Enso, which announced lower profits on Friday, plans to begin producing biofuel for sale

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Enerfuel's 7.5 MMgy Biodiesel Plant in Portugal Begins Operations

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After years in the works, Enerfuel S.A.’s 25,000 ton (7.5 MMgy) multifeedstock biodiesel plant in

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Canadian Partnership Will Offer LNG, CNG and Propane Autogas Refueling

(NGT News)   Canada-based energy companies Gaz Metro Transport Solutions and La Coop federee are partnering to build public-access alternative fuel

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Applications of Acceptorless Dehydrogenation and Related Transformations in Chemical Synthesis

by Chidambaram Gunanathan, David Milstein (Science Magazine)  Conventional oxidations of organic compounds formally transfer hydrogen atoms from the substrate to an

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Chip Energy Breaks Ground on Prototype Pellet Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Goodfield, Ill.-based Chip Energy recently broke ground on a biomass recycling and pelletizing plant.

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

DuPont Seeks Cellulosic Ethanol Joint Ventures

by Owen Fletcher  (Dow Jones Business News)  –DuPont seeks partners for joint ventures in production of cellulosic ethanol –Company is

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

AAA Taking Heat for E15 Position

by Brooke Coleman (Advanced Ethanol Council/Biofuels Digest)  In case you missed it, a skirmish broke out last week between AAA

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – Where Do They Stand?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Senate Confirms Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator

by Juliet Eilperin  (The WashingtonPost)   After fielding an unprecedented number of questions and coming under sharp attack from several Republicans,

July 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Oil Industry Predictably Blames Ethanol as Prices Spike Again

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  In fact, ethanol actually reduces gas prices, as multiple analyses from a variety

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

House GOP Push Repeal of Government ‘Big Thumb’ Biofuel Program

by Julian Hattem (The Hill Reg Watch)  A group of House Republicans are urging an end to the federal program

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Talking RFS in DC

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …(NCGA President Pam ) Johnson says a gas station in her little community of Floyd, Iowa boasts

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Will We Ever See $3 Gas Again?

by Keith Wagstaff  (The Week)  Despite skyrocketing domestic oil production, petrol prices are unlikely to drop any time soon This

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

“Tanks-a-Lot” Could Mean Free Gas for WI Flex-Fuel Vehicle Owners

(Public News Service–Wisconsin)  Wisconsinites who drive a flex-fuel vehicle could get a free fill-up because of the Wisconsin Clean Air

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Running on Corn

by Sarah Brown (Creston News Advertiser)  E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 10 percent gasoline will be available

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Ad Against Ethanol Causes Controversy

by Brady Mallory (KELOLAND.com)  A new television ad that slams ethanol is fueling some controversy. The 30-second TV commercial, paid for

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellectis Engineering Genome of Diatoms for Biofuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  At the recent “Molecular Life of Diatoms” meeting in Paris, France, genome engineering specialists, Cellectis, announced that

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Tennessee State University to Demonstrate New Mobile Biodiesel Lab

(News Observer)  Researchers at Tennessee State University will demonstrate how to turn oilseed crops into biodiesel with a new mobile

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

In Quest for Energy, Biofuels Gaining Ground

by James Osborne  (Dallas Morning News)   For more than 130 years, Darling International has operated in a little-known corner of

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Collective Biodiesel Conference August 15-18, 2013 Breckenridge, CO

  Collective Biodiesel Conference    August 15-18, 2013   Breckenridge, CO

Collective Biodiesel Conference Mission: To provide a mechanism for information sharing between members of the Biodiesel community. The CBC hosts

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Can Solve the Ethanol Debate, Supporters Say

by Zain Shauk (Fuel Fix)  Amid the oil industry’s all-out blitz to kill a government mandate for corn-based ethanol, biodiesel producers say

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Zambia Sugar to Set Up Ethanol Plant

by Maimbolwa Mulikelela (AllAfrica)  ZAMBIA Sugar Plc has pledged to support Government’s efforts in mitigating the high cost of fuel and

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Elevance and Wilmar Begin Commercial Shipments of Biobased Chemicals from Newly Commissioned Refinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Singapore, Wilmar International and Elevance Renewable Sciences have just announced that they have begun

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Chemtex Picks Duplin County Firm for Ethanol Plant Supplies

by Chris Bagley (Triangle Business Journal)    A fuels and chemicals company said it has nailed down a major supplier for its

July 18, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Parliament ENVI Committee Approves Biofuels Cap, ILUC

(The European Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On July 11, the European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI)

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Worcester Polytechnic Uses Syrris Technology to Teach Biodiesel

by Ron Kortrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Chemical engineering students at Worcester Polytechnic University in Massachusetts have been investigating biodiesel production using

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

BASF, National Prawn Co. Cooperate on Algae Technology

by Ron Kortrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Saudi Arabia-based National Prawn Co. and the German chemical giant BASF have signed an agreement

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

United Is a Key Partner in Biofuel Advances

(United Hub)  As a major airline, we have made a commitment to take actions today that shape an environmentally sustainable

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

CO2 and Commercial Algae Production July 25, 2013 Webinar

  CO2 and Commercial Algae Production   July 25, 2013   Webinar

In this webinar sponsored by the Algae Biomass Organization leaders from the algae industry, major energy companies, and climate policy

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Drought Resistant Biofuel Plant Tested for Potential Large Scale Production

by ANI (Yahoo! News)  …”It is thought that Jatropha’s future lies in further improvement of Jatropha for large-scale production on

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Options Sought on Dealing with Increased Ethanol Truck Traffic

by Uriah Kiser (Potomac Local News)  Increased truck traffic with tankers carrying ethanol has become an issue facing commuters, residents, and

July 17, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Understanding the Pricing of Distillers' Grain Solubles

by  Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily)  Distillers’ grain solubles (DGS) are a co-product of ethanol production from corn and have

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Tuning a Renewables Portfolio for your Risk Appetite

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  Interested in the renewables sector, but want to heavy-up on pure-plays, or keep your exposure

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

RIN Academy August 26, 2013 Des Moines, IA

  RIN Academy   August 26, 2013   Des Moines, IA

This year, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) annual conference in Des Moines, Iowa, will kick off with an opportunity

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Magellan Midstream and Vopak Jointly Assess Development of Houston Gulf Coast Storage

(Magellan Midstream/PR NewsWire)  Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Royal Vopak announce today (July 15, 2013) they are jointly assessing the

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

American Petroleum Institute Launches New Campaign

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new campaign featuring print and TV ads taking aim

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

E15 Success Stories from South Dakota, NASCAR

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I heard some interesting and fun E15-related stories recently, about what the fuel has

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Credits Soar to Fresh High

by Gregory Meyer (Financial Times)  …The credits, known as renewable identification numbers, jumped to a record $1.25 per gallon early

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Comment on RFS Path Forward

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Both the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy and Linde Group Expand Partnership

(Sapphire Energy/PR NewsWire)  Companies Partner to Commercialize Hydrothermal Treatment Technology Used to Upgrade Algae into Crude Oil Sapphire Energy, Inc.,

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

A Basis for Biofuels: Making a Difference Today

by Lars Peter Lindfors (ScienceOmega.com)  A more level playing field is required if the true potential of biofuels is to be

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

'Zero-Gravity' Fire Experiment To Test How Biofuels Burn With Help Of NASA's 'Vomit Comet'

by Rod Pyle (Huffington Post)  A team of university students is counting down toward the ultimate science ride, a weightless

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Refiners Backed Against E10 Blendwall

(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers/PR NewsWire)  The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) highlight the testimony of Valero Energy Corporation

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Getting to the Root of the Matter

by Jennifer Donovan (Michigan Tech News)  Working to identify key genes in the root development of poplar trees, three Michigan

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Government and Noranda Collaborate on Biofuel Project

(Jamaica Information Service)  The Government is collaborating on a project with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, to demonstrate the viability of

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Auditor General Questions Effectiveness of Alberta’s Biofuel Incentives

by Darcy Henton (Calgary Herald)  Programs may have increased emissions Alberta handed out $200 million in biofuel incentives that may

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Armies Get Smart on Energy

(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Energy costs are a significant drain on defence budgets. This could impact on the resources available for

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Gas Price Spikes Have Consumers Wondering, When Will We Be Energy Independent?

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The United States is beginning a domestic energy boom and could become a

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

54.40 or Fight: the Cost of Biofuels, Emissions, Energy Security and Economic Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …The financing of biofuels is founded, to put it as simply as possible, upon the

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Friends of the Earth and Searchinger Still Wrong about Biofuels

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  Today (July 12, 2013) the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance slammed a new study by Friends

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

ANALYSIS-New EPA Rules Could Cripple Brazil-U.S. Ethanol Trading

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters/CNBC)  Importing cheap Brazilian ethanol into the United States could become much less profitable next year if

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa City Wants Proposals on Trash-to-Ethanol Project

by Gregg Hennigan (The Gazette) One company could reduce waste going in landfill by up to 80% Iowa City is ready to

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Stop the Nonsense

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I see article after article pertaining to world hunger and how biofuels are one

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Firefighters Train for Ethanol Blaze in Modesto

by Nan Austin (The Modesto Bee)  Firefighters got a crash course in battling ethanol blazes Friday and Saturday, thanks to

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

UFOP Samples 60 Stations, Finds Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity Up

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V./Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

What Breakthroughs Do Biofuels Need?

by Marianne Lavelle  (RoiloGolex/National Geographic)  What inventions and technical innovations are needed for biofuels to become a true challenge and sustainable

July 15, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Embraer and Boeing Preparing to Use Biofuels

(World Footprints)  The aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Embraer announced their partnership to implement the use of biofuels in aviation. Through

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Court Says Biofuel Producers Must Face Carbon Emissions Rules

by Mica Rosenberg (Reuters)  Biofuel producers will be subject to rules regulating carbon emissions, a U.S. appeals court ruled on

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

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