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Schumer Calls for Safer Railcars to Transport Oil, Ethanol

by Tom Magnarelli (Innovation Trail)   Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Transportation to retrofit or phase out a specific type of railway car that carries crude oil and ethanol.

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

New Letter Adding Fuel to Ethanol Debate

by Chris Woodward (One News Now)  This week, CEI and ten other free-market organizations wrote Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), urging them to abolish the Renewable Fuel

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Technology, Biofuel on Agenda for U.S.-Brazil Talks, Moniz Says

by Gerald Jeffris (NASDAQ.com)  Increased biofuel use and the development and application of new energy technologies will be the focus of talks between Brazil and the U.S. in coming months,

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Penn State Debuts Online Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Degree

(Pennsylvania State University)  Interest in renewable energy is growing worldwide and so are jobs in this field, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s green economy occupations database. Penn State, which is

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First Carbon, Second Harvest

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … When you first harvest a forest or other biomass, you take all that carbon that’s been sequestered — if you use the “first cut” for

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SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel Produces 20 Millionth Gallon of Fuel, Teams Up With University of Oregon

(BusinessWire/SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel)  -SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer in the Pacific Northwest, announces the production of its 20 millionth gallon of clean-burning, locally produced fuel, a milestone

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Terreno Looks to Dominican Biofuels with MoU

(Biofuels International)  Canadian mining exploration and development business Terreno Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding to purchase biofuels concern Dominican Renewables. The deal is said to be worth around

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Designer Sugarcane, Not Switchgrass, Being Retooled to Produce Biofuels

by Rod Santa Ana (AgriLife)  Second-generation bioenergy plants could be released in two years …“Unlike corn, or even switchgrass, sugarcane is unique in that it can be crossed with different species,

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Scientists Look to Nature to Develop Biofuel Catalysts

(Argonne Leadership Computing Facility/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Scientists working at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility are looking to nature’s catalysts, enzymes, for inspiration in their quest to find a more effective

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

More Efficient Production of Biofuels from Waste with the Help of Modified Yeasts

(Phys.Org)  … Researchers from VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) who are associated with KU Leuven have developed yeast strains that produce bio-ethanol from waste with an unprecedented efficiency. As a result,

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops: Food Security Must Come First

by Ben Phalan (The Guardian)  Even so-called ‘good’ biofuels need safeguards to ensure that they don’t damage biodiversity or displace other crops …Agricultural expansion and intensification are among the greatest

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

RFS at a Crossroads

by Anne Steckel (Biodiesel Magazine/National Biodiesel Board)  …Our industry is exceeding its volume requirements and producing enough fuel to fill the vast majority of the advanced biofuel pool. We are

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo January 20-23 San Diego, CA

  2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo   January 20-23   San Diego, CA

“Strong” is the one-word theme of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, to be held Jan. 20-23 in San Diego. “We’re stronger than ever as a fuel, we’re standing

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

ASTM Efforts Provide Backbone for OEM Biodiesel Support

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Over the past two years, both with biodiesel production exceeding 1 billion gallons, problems from the field have been no more than those of conventional petrodiesel

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Shows Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity in Germany’s Fuel

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most important raw material source for the production of biodiesel in Germany, followed by palm

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Loyola University Chicago Upgrades Biodiesel Lab

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Loyola University Chicago is expanding its biodiesel laboratory with much-needed additional space, and a new processor and analytical instrumentation. Lab manager Zach Waickman says Loyola

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel's Quality Evolution

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Biodiesel emerged on the U.S. alternative fuels radar in the early 1990s, and for the next decade it slowly gained recognition as a real-world, here-and-now

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Summit Adds Young Innovators Lounge

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has announced the addition of a Young Innovators Lounge to this year’s Summit, taking place September 30–October 3, in Orlando, Florida. Specifically

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Improving Access to Capital Markets

by Joe Leo (Biodiesel Magazine/BrownWinick Law Firm)  Let’s be honest, despite the fact that the biodiesel industry is experiencing arguably its most successful year, it is still difficult for biodiesel

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

New Bioprospecting Activity: Students Can Collect and Share Data with GLBRC Scientists

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Bioprospecting for Cellulose-Degrading Microbes: Filter Paper Assay Method Students collect samples that they predict will contain communities of cellulose-degrading microbes and test for the ability

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Growing Energy the Holistic Way

(University of Wisconsin Foundation)  Lady beetles and energy to power your car or your lights may not seem as if they belong in the same sentence until you visit Professor

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Professional Development Provider Institute

(Biological Sciences Curriculum Study)  The Professional Development (PD) Provider Institute is a 4-day experience designed to support you as a PD provider by deepening your knowledge, increasing your confidence, and

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar September 10, 2013 Omaha, NE

  Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar    September 10, 2013    Omaha, NE

The Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar at the 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Omaha will offer a comprehensive discussion on the impending opportunities and questions surrounding the use of corn

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission Seeks Proposals for Centers for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology

by Tom Saidak (BioInvest Digest)  In California, the California Energy Commission is asking for proposals to either develop or expand three new centers for both alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology.  READ

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Gevo Opens Biorefinery for Fully Renewable Paraxylene

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  What does the Gevo complex in Texas mean for jet fuel, for renewable clear plastic bottles…and for the Gevo investor?   In Texas, Gevo held a

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

GOP May Attach Ethanol Mandate Reform to Debt Ceiling Package

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor may attach legislation to reform the ethanol mandate to a debt ceiling package, the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Farmers Cooperative Fuel Pumps Near Completion

(Creston News)  The first E85 gasoline pump in Creston is opening as early as Tuesday at the Farmer’s Cooperative fuel pumps on 304 N. Osage St. … The pumps will also

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

US RINs Prices Continue Slump Despite Looming Blend Wall

(Platts)  US RINs prices continued to slide Wednesday, reflecting a widespread morning market selloff and despite a later bounce after US gasoline stocks data was released. All current-year RINs assessments

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Cheap Corn Deters Buyers in U.S. Sugar-for-Ethanol Program

by Alan Bjerga and Marvin G. Perez  (Bloomberg)  A glut of corn has damped interest by biofuel makers in a U.S. government program to sell surplus sugar for ethanol, potentially

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA Letter Urges EPA to Deny Big Oil’s Contrived RFS Waiver Petition

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In a letter sent today (August 28, 2013) to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged EPA to reject the petition

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Corn Growers Place Policy Priorities On Legislators' Desks

by Janell Baum (Farm Futures)  National Corn Growers President Pam Johnson says NCGA membership ready to move forward on the farm bill; reinforces stance on Renewable Fuel Standard It’s a

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Agreement Set to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana

(Biofuels International)  Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company Smart Oil 2, has signed a license and services agreement

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Republic of Indonesia to Cut Oil Import, Promote Use of Biofuels

(Antara News)  “Right now, we need an immediate solution to the current account deficit. The government will overcome the deficit by reducing imports, particularly fuel oils,” Chief Economic Minister Hatta

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

UNAM Researchers Constructed Pilot Plant for Biodiesel Production

(La Prensa)   UNAM researchers are in the process of design and construction of a pilot plant for the production of quality biodiesel, edible oil from waste collected from restaurants and

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit November 12-13, 2013 Tel Aviv, Israel

  Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit   November 12-13, 2013   Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel has the world’s most ambitious target to change its transportation system – replacing 60% of its oil consumption with new technologies by 2025.  It is a bold goal, and

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

California, Federal Methods to Push Renewable-Fuel Use Stir Conflict

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  It’s even possible that conflicting state and federal policies on renewable fuels, both aimed at reducing global warming, could actually make things worse, some

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Refinery — in a Box

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Shipping container with a portable unit is on display at the fair. One of the more unusual farm implements at the Minnesota State Fair is

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Reaches Capacity in US

(Biofuels International)  Diamond Green Biodiesel, a joint venture between Valero Energy and Darling International, has reached capacity during its start-up phase. The plant, based next to Valero’s St Charles refinery

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Passes 1 Billion Gallons in Capacity: E2 Study

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Advanced biofuels capacity for 2013 is 1 billion gallons gasoline equivalent. Capacity for 2015 is between 1.4 and 1.6 billion gallons gasoline equivalent.  160 commercial

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SGB Germination, Direct Seeding Drive Improved Jatropha Economics

(SG Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Energy crop company SGB Inc. (SG Biofuels) announced it has achieved consistent germination rates of more than 95 percent with its top-performing JMax jatropha hybrids in a

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Green Fuels Urges UK Restaurateurs to Consider Making Biodiesel

(Green Fuels Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  As U.K. diesel prices sit at around £1.40 a liter, it continues to make biodiesel at around 30p a liter a very attractive alternative, not to

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

New Case Study Shows Rapid Growth of Biodiesel Industry in Calif.

(Environmental Defense Fund/Biodiesel Magazine)  A case study released today from Environmental Defense Fund and E2 examines the benefits of biodiesel, profiling six companies in California helping to revolutionize the industry. Growing production in the state

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Cool Planet for Biogasoline

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets and Fuels)  Vehicle in Ventura ‘Brings Us One Step Closer to Commercializing’ Camarillo, Calif.-based Cool Planet is talking up the successful trial of its biomass-derived synthetic

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

SDTC Looking for Canada's Next Cleantech Innovators

(MarketWired/Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. Its SD Tech Fund™ is open for applications from August 28th to

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: Southwest Ontario Can Support Biomass-to-Sugar Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Ontario Federation of Agriculture recently announced that a value chain consortium has presented a final report to local corn producers, showing that it

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Moves to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol March Ahead

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News)  Soon after hearing about Big Oil’s numerous challenges to the Renewable Fuel Standard, attendees of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop this summer, heard from producers

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

GRAY: Critics Driving Spurious Campaign against Ethanol

by C. Boyden Gray  (The Washington Times)  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  A media campaign is underway to malign a cleaner, cheaper challenger to gasoline’s virtual monopoly on transportation fuel. If it succeeds, this campaign

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

City Runs into Problems during Test Burn of MFA Biofuel

by Jacob Barker (Columbia Daily Tribune)  A giant grass grown through a federal program with MFA Oil didn’t work out too well as a biofuel at Columbia’s municipal power plant.

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Court Green Lights Changes to Proposed Ethanol Plant

by Allyson Horn  (ABC)  The Planning and Environment Court has accepted changes made to a proposal to build an ethanol processing plant in north Queensland. Austcane is planning to process one

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Famers Left in the Lurch over Mallee Tree Plantations

by Kathryn Diss (ABC)  “I was led to believe that after about five years when these mallee trees matured, that we would be able to move forward with this and there

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Canadian Scientists Unravel Camelina Biofuel Genome

(UPI)  Saskatchewan scientists have sequenced the camelina sativa genome. Saskatchewan scientists say they have sequenced the camelina sativa genome, an important step in the development of sustainable biofuels. The genome

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

UK to Request Extradition of Biofuel Company’s Chairman

by Simon Lewis  (Cambodia Daily)   The U.K.’s fraud office plans to request the extradition of a British national currently detained in Cambodia, after it brought charges against four people for

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Wholesale E85 Price Listing

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The IRFA posts Thursday wholesale E85 prices every Friday.  The prices below are for wholesale use, and therefore restricted to wholesale fuel distributors and retailers, not

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Launches “You’re No Dummy” Pro-Ethanol Blitz

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ethanol industry advocacy group Growth Energy has launched an advertising campaign called “You’re No Dummy” in an effort to help Americans better understand

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Smarter Food: Does Big Farming Mean Bad Farming?

by Jane Black (The Washington Post)  In high summer, fields of wildflowers bloom at Tony Thompson’s Minnesota farm: gray-headed coneflowers, phlox and white prairie clover. Those plants are designed to

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Injection of Fracking Fluids Linked to Ohio Earthquakes

by Bill Chameides (Duke University)  …So let’s take a look at specific regulations which were designed to protect the public from injection wells used to dispose of fracking wastes …

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Revise 'Overestimated' Biofuels Subsidies

(EurActiv)  Experts, who estimated that the biofuels industry received the equivalent of a €10-billion “Cyprus bailout” in public support in 2011, have shaved the figure by a fifth. The International

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Farm Bureau: RFS Bendable, Just Don’t Break It

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Farm Bureau officials are making the case that the Renewable Fuels Standard has some flexibility… but just don’t break it. In this story on its newsline, American

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Difficult but Important Conversation at a Craft Fair

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Talking to someone that has negative views about the ethanol industry isn’t always easy. But if the conversation stays respectful it’s possible for both

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Free Fuel Will Cost More, May Be Scarce

by Richard Piersol   (Lincoln Journal-Star)  Demand for renewable credits helps change market Prices of premium and regular grades of gasoline without ethanol are likely to rise in Nebraska and Iowa,

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Patented Bacteria Capable of Producing Biodiesel More Efficiently and Cleanly than Current

(University of Seville)  The invention, jointly owned by the University of Seville and Cordoba University, identifies in a mill gender

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Refiners, Ethanol, and You. Time to Worry?

by Maxxwell A.R. Chatsko  (Motley Fool)  To blend or not to blend? That is the question refiners will need to

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Corporate Cleantech Venture Day November 20, 2013 Lahti, Finland

  Corporate Cleantech Venture Day   November 20, 2013  Lahti, Finland

Cleantech Venture Day has become the meeting place for cleantech companies looking for investors. We will expand this concept to

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethiopia: Nation Blends Ethanol With Benzene, Saves U.S. $7.6 Million

by Nesru Jemal (All Africa)  Over 8.6 million liters of ethanol has been blended with benzene and supplied to local market over

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana : Guyana on Path to Agro Fuel Revolution – as President Commissions Bioethanol Demonstration Plant G

(4-Traders.com)  Guyana’s first ever bioethanol demonstration plant was commissioned today at what was regarded the start of an agro fuel

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell

by Paul Tullis (The New York Times)  …But big drawbacks have prevented the wholesale adoption of trash-to-gas technology in the

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

The Biodiesel Explosion

by Scott Clevenger  (Biofuels Digest/FuelQuest) … Thanks to a strong Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), the reinstatement of the $1/gallon biodiesel blender

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Whiskey and Me

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In China, Dr. Martin Tangney recently appeared at the TEDxWanChai meet-up in Hong Kong, with

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

How to Sell Renewable Jet Fuel to Airlines

by Dr. Bruno Miller and John Heimlich  (CAAFI/Biofuels Digest)  … CAAFI has unveiled its Guidance for Selling Alternative Fuels to Airlines to serve

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Cultivation System Developed at NAA Test Center

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The National Algae Association (NAA) has announced that a new commercial algae production cultivation system has been

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

NSF Accepting Grant Applications under BBBE Program

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Science Foundation recently opened a new funding opportunity under its Biotechnology, Biochemical,

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Poet Plants Donate to Fly Iowa 2013 Airshow

(Poet/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Poet Biorefining plants in Gowrie and Coon Rapids, Iowa have donated $1,000 each to support the Fly

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Annual EU Report Projects Increased Ethanol Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Ditch Ethanol Mandates. Try a Carbon Tax.

by Editorial Board (The Washington Post) Washington is seeing a great fight between two extremely powerful lobbies, Big Ethanol and Big

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Obama’s Ethanol Mandate Causes Fuel Prices to Soar

by Senator Jim Inhofe (The Edmond Sun)  … The worst impact of RFS on the consumer is beginning to be seen

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

When Energy Dreams Fall Short

by Darren Goode (Politico)  …Part of the problem for any upstart technology comes from the vast scale and long lifespans

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Columnist Shenk Omitted a Host of Benefits from Using Ethanol in Gasoline: PennLive letters

by Bob Dinneen (Patriot News/Renewable Fuels Association)  I am writing in response to Jerry Shenk’s column, “Federal government’s ethanol mandate

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Fire Stations Work toward Better Training for Ethanol Fires

by Matt Groves (WREX)  … Fire departments from across the region trained in Kirkland Saturday afternoon for ethanol fires. Cars doused

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Michael Bennet, United States Senator for Colorado, Visits Gevo, Advocates for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

(Globe Newswire/Gevo)  United States Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado toured and met with Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO) today to discuss the

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

The Ethanol Mandate and the Interests of Consumers

by Brooke Coleman (The Wall Street Journal) Letter to Editor: Cellulosic ethanol’s time is just beginning. It will lower gasoline prices

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: Alcohol for Fuel and the Current Prosperity

by Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig (Ohio State University/FarmDocDaily) … Corn processed into alcohol for fuel was not a factor in

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Turning Grass into Gas

by Bruce Barcott  (OnEarth.org)  Imagine a future in which airliners run on cornstalks and Navy ships ply the oceans on

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

LAN Celebrates Second-Generation Biofuel Flight

by Maryanne (Airline Fleet Management)  LAN as flown Columbia’s first flight using second-generation biofuel.  It operated an A320 between Bogota

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Interactive Map Shows Biofuel Friendly Policies

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), 62 countries now have biofuels friendly policies in place that

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Marion Approves Deal for Garbage-to-Ethanol Facility

by Rick Smith  (The Gazette)  Solid waste recycling facility could divert waste from landfills in the region … The Marion

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Cool Planet to Invest $168M in Louisiana – Stealthy Biotechnology Heads for Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The complete Cool Planet story. What is it? Why transformational? What are the next steps?

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Utah State University Students Run Dragster with Algal Fuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  After a successful 2012 race season powered with yeast biodiesel, the Aggie A-Salt Streamliner, as the dragster

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Cosan Shareholder May Build $150 Million Paraguay Ethanol Mill

by Lucia Kassai   (Bloomberg)  Roberto Rezende Barbosa, one of the largest shareholders in Cosan SA Industria & Comercio, is considering

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

TMO Renewables to Produce PLA

by Doris de Guzman  (Green Chemicals Blog)  An official from UK-based cellulosic ethanol developer/producer TMO Renewables announced today it is

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production Benefits Farmers' Wallets, Officials Say

by Erik Tyger (KTIV.com)   …Ethanol plants tend to offer farmers a better price for their corn and use more

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Wildomar Becomes First City In Area To Offer Flex Fuel E85 Option

by Toni McAllister (LakeElsinore-Wildomar Patch) Flex Fuel E85 is now available at the Chevron gas station located at 23805 Clinton Keith

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Rising RINs Price Is Driving Some Companies to Boost Their Ethanol Activities

by Janet McGurty (Platts)  …This month PBF Energy and Alon USA both told analysts they had new plans to blend renewables like

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Carinata: Valuable Biofuel Potential for Florida Farmers

by Les Harrison  (SouthEast Farm Press/UF Extension, Wakulla County)  A canola cousin, carinata produces oil seeds that can be used

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Tour

by Kevin Flanigan (WeAreCentralPA.com)  The huge ethanol plant in Clearfield County is currently running near capacity.  A number of farmers who

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals April 28-May 1, 2014 Clearwater Beach, FL

  36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals      April 28-May 1, 2014    Clearwater Beach, FL

The Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemical covers topics such as: Enzyme Science & Technology Biomass Supply & Sustainability Plant Science

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals April 28-May 1, 2014 DEADLINE: November 17, 2013

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals  April 28-May 1, 2014  DEADLINE:   November 17, 2013

Abstract submission is now open for the 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC). The 36th SBFC will

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Tennessee Researchers Develop 5 ppm FAME Detector for Jet Fuel

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Millions of dollars and years of testing have already been invested in the attempt to

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Graph of Top Global Biofuels Producing Nations in 2012

by K. McDonald  (Big Picture Agriculture)  As you can see in the above graph, the leading nations in biofuel production in

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

The Texas Whale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Too many oil companies bet on risky strategies for compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard.

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

The Hurtlin’, Tumblin’, Twistin’ of the Big Energy Rollercoaster

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But is the real RINsanity the focus on RINsanity itself? We might be more focused

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Will the Draft European Biomass Policy Repeat Biofuel Mistakes?

by Tildy Bayar (Renewable Energy World)   In a leaked draft proposal for a European biomass policy, seen by REW, the

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Water + Sunshine = Fuel as Lab in California Chases Dream: Cars

by Alan Ohnsman (Bloomberg) …Mimicking the way plants turn sunlight and carbon dioxide in the air into energy and oxygen,

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Research Fueling Start-Up Venture

by Natalie Johnson  (UW Oshkosh Today)  Tiny blue-green algae have big potential for using the sun’s energy to turn carbon

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

The U.S. Tight Oil Boom: Geopolitical Winner or Long-Term Distraction?

(PR NewsWire/American Security Project)  New ASP Report examines geopolitical effects of the surge in U.S. oil production The American Security Project released a new

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

National Ethanol Conference February 17-19, 2014 Orlando, FL

  National Ethanol Conference   February 17-19, 2014   Orlando, FL

Since 1996, the RFA’s National Ethanol Conference (NEC) has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on marketing,

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Reflections on Hot Biofuel Issues: August 2013 Pull Off Those Big Oil Blinders!

by Tim Rudnicki (Minnesota BioFuels Association)   Race horses can’t remove their blinders, but thoughtful, engaged people can remove their metaphorical blinders

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Ethanol Quotas Pump Money From Your Pocket: Our view

(USA Today) Editorial:  When members of Congress decided in 2007 to require that Americans put 36 billion gallons of ethanol and other

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

New Frontiers: Now It’s Crude Oil from Algae that Is Being Tested

by Herman Wang (Platts/The Barrel) It’s hard to get excited over a producer making a scant 2 barrels/day of crude. But

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

FTC Examines Allegations That Oil Industry Blocks Greater Ethanol Use

by Tennille Tracy (The Wall Street Journal)  The Federal Trade Commission said it was looking into assertions by some members

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Puna Farm to Supply Jatropha Feedstock to Big Island Biodiesel

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jatropha harvesting began last week at the Hawaii Pure Plant Oil (HIPPO) farm founded in 2008

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

UMS Researchers Produce Biofertiliser from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches

(Borneo Post)  The Microbiology Research Group at the University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Biotechnology Research Institute has developed a simple and

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

SCV Energy Company Starts Producing Biodiesel

(SCV News)  U.S. Energy Initiatives Corp. announced Tuesday that it  has begun producing biodiesel in through its joint venture partner

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

4C-Able Future: Biobased Butanol, Butadiene and BDO Are Having a Hot Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s been quite a year on the four-carbon platform — also known as C4, 4C,

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Sonamar and VayuGrid to Develop BioEnergy Zones Across Haiti

(MoneyLife/PR NewsWire)  BioEnergy Zones Will Lead the Way Towards Socially Inclusive and Economically Sustainable Livelihood Haiti based Sonamar S.A. and

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Purdue Economist: Realistic Renewable Fuel Standard Attainable

(LaPorteCountyLife.com/Purdue University)  The nation likely can produce federally mandated levels of biofuels in 2014 if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels’ 10 Scariest Challenges: Part 2 of 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Upstream, downstream, processing, policy, finance – opportunities and challenges abound in the bioeconomy – but

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Rentech Sells Mississippi Land After Ceasing Cellulosic Research

by Justin Doom (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Rentech Inc. (RTK:US), a U.S. supplier of wood pellets and nitrogen fertilizer, sold about 450 acres

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Waste Gasification to Biofuel Project to Mine Landfill in Maryland

by Ben Messenger (Waste Management World)  Washington County, Maryland is pursuing a project that will develop a refused derived fuel

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

E85 Sales Rose 43 Percent in Second Quarter: IRFA

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  … “E85 sales were down at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 due

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Seek Review Whether Oil Companies Have Stifled Use of Ethanol

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Finland Looks to the Future of Bioenergy

by Tildy Bayar (Renewable Energy World)  Supported by abundant forest resources, Finnish bioenergy companies don’t have to look far for

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA: Food Prices Rising at Slower Pace than Initially Forecast

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The U.S. Agriculture Department said food prices won’t increase as much as initially expected

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Announces Projects in 42 States and Two Territories Designed to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Secretary Says Future Support Depends on Congressional Action on a New Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Who Will Buy Syntroleum?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A month ago this week, Syntroleum (owner of a half interest in Dynamic Fuels, the

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Penn State Offers New Online Bioenergy Course: ABE 884 – Bioenergy Systems

  Penn State Offers New Online Bioenergy Course: ABE 884 – Bioenergy Systems

This fall semester, Penn State World Campus is offering the following online graduate course:  ABE 884 – Bioenergy Systems  You

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action Against Kior, Inc. and Certain Officers — KIOR

(PR NewsWire/ Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross)    Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Era Over for EU Growth in Food-Based Biofuels

(Agrimoney.com)  The era of rising European Union production of biofuels based on food crops is over, with concerns over competition

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

'Perverse Effects' How Green Subsidies Often Increase Carbon Emissions.

(The Wall Street Journal)  Anticarbon central planning was bound to distort markets, but it turns out that the planners often increase emissions

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandates Creating an Economic Car-Wreck

by Charles Lane (The Washington Post) There are two iron laws of energy policy in the United States. Iron Law No.

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

GAO to Review How Administration Developed 'Social Cost' of Carbon

by Julian Hattem (The Hill RegWatch)  The investigative arm of Congress is going to look into how the Obama administration developed

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Bacteria and Fungi Together: A Biofuel Dream Team?

by Erin Brodwin (Scientific American)  A group of researchers enlist fungi and E. coli to make the first biofuel of its kind

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Proposed Biomass Company Looking to Build Near Ace Ethanol

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  An unidentified company is looking to build a biomass plant in Stanely near where the Ace Ethanol

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

E85 Motorcycle Leaves Critics in the Dust

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  You’ve heard of racecars running on E15, E85 or even E100. Recently, I talked

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

New EPA Head Positive on Renewable Fuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The newly confirmed head of the Environmental Protection Agency visited the Iowa State Fair last week

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that purchase invitations

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Aussie Algae Fuel Green Oil Hope

(University of Queensland)  Newly trialled native algae species provide real hope for the development of commercially viable fuels from algae,

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover Protein that Helps Plants Tolerate Drought, Flooding, Other Stresses

(EurekAlert!)  Findings could ultimately boost crop and biofuels production A team including Dartmouth researchers has uncovered a protein that plays

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazil to Introduce Biofuel Buses for World Cup 2014

(Green Packs)  Brazil, the world’s largest biofuel producer is getting a real chance to promote its efforts in bio-fuel industry,

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Alberta Has Potential to Be Canada’s Biggest Biofuel Producer

by Dave Cooper (Edmonton Journal)  Alberta could lead the country toward replacing about half its necessary transportation fuel with non-petroleum

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Shenandoah Firm Grows Algae with a Byproduct of Ethanol Plant

by Perry Beeman (Des Moines Register)  …BioProcess Algae claims to be the nation’s only algae-production facility located next to an ethanol

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Promises New Jobs for Plainview

by Sarah-Blake Morgan (KCBD)  Good news for the Plainview economy. White Energy has announced that their Plainview Ethanol Plant will be

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels’ 10 Scariest Challenges: Part 1 of 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Upstream, downstream, processing, policy, finance – opportunities and challenges abound in the bioeconomy – but

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Lignofuels Americas 2013 December 11-12 Philadelphia, PA

  Lignofuels Americas 2013    December 11-12    Philadelphia, PA

ACI’s Lignofuels Americas 2013 conference will bring together senior executives and experts from industry and academia to discuss the latest challenges and

August 20, 2013 Read Full Article

The Need for the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)  …The state of Iowa is proving that our farmers can simultaneously produce the food, feed,

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Technology, Biofuel on Agenda for U.S.-Brazil Talks, Moniz Says

by Gerald Jeffris (NASDAQ.com)  Increased biofuel use and the development and application of new energy technologies will be the focus of

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Navy’s Use of Biofuels Could Trigger Private-Sector Adoption

by Amy Harder (National Journal)  The Navy’s use of advanced biofuels could help spur private-sector investment, said Dennis McGinn, President

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Aurora Algae to Evaluate Potential of Mid West Australia for Commercial Microalgae Production

(BusinessWire/Aurora Algae)  In collaboration with Durack Institute of Technology, Aurora Algae has completed construction of a new algae cultivation test

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Edeniq, Pacific to Integrate Cellulosic Ethanol Production Base to Corn Ethanol Plants

(Energy Business Review)  US-based sustainable fuels company Edeniq has signed a five-year exclusive agreement with agriculture feedstock firm Pacific Ag

August 19, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

PSC Facing Key Decision on Solar Energy Incentives

by Mike Ivey (The Capital Times)  Will Gov. Scott Walker’s Public Service Commission reverse course on renewable energy development in

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

The Haze: Clearing Southeast Asia’s Smoky Skies with Biofuels Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A technology developed for Europe finds it is in demand again, as technologists address the

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

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