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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. The DOT-111 is the same kind of tank car as

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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 Standard (RFS), which is being thoroughly reviewed by both congressmen. Myron

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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, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Friday. The secretary said the

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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 ranked first among universities engaged in alternative energy research by Elsevier

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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 energy or fuels, that carbon is released. Now, in the world

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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 in the company’s 8 years of business in Oregon and

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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 $2.5 million (€1.8 million) and would make Dominican a wholly-owned subsidiary

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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, including sorghum, to create new plant varieties with favorable traits that

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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 means of converting biomass into renewable fuel. The research is aimed

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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, they are well placed to become important players on a

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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 of all threats to wild nature. Each year, millions of hectares of

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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 an EPA-designated advanced biofuel that’s doing just what the RFS

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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 alone—maybe even less. All the research, testing and specification work

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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 oil with 25 percent, and coconut and soy oil at

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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 built the school’s biodiesel program over the past five years

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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 replacement for diesel fuel before its first ASTM specification, D6751,

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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 aimed at connecting young ABO members with established algal companies

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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 producers to raise capital in the current investing climate. This

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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 of microrganisms in their samples to break down pure cellulose (filter

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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 Claudio Gratton, an entomologist working in the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) at

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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 enhancing your abilities to support the implementation of the Next

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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 MORE   Excerpt from the Centers for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology Program

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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 ribbon cutting ceremony for its demonstration-scale paraxylene plant in Silsbee.

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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) reports. ...“The Majority Leader listed a number of options to fix

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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 have 87 E10, E15, E30 and 2 percent biodiesel fuel

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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 fell for the sixth time in the last seven sessions. ... Current-year ethanol

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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 decreasing its effectiveness in propping up sugar prices. With the U.S.

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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 for a partial waiver of the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard

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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 common refrain at the 2013 Farm Progress Show – what will

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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 with Quinvita, a developer of jatropha as a sustainable bioenergy

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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 Rajasa said. Indonesia is taking steps to reduce its fuels imports

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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 hotels of the Federal District, the product obtained would be

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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 scientists say.   California and the federal government want drivers to use

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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 a big metal box with no tires, steering wheel or windshield.

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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 in Louisiana, began operations in June and uses animal fat, used

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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 scale facilities planned, under construction, or complete from 159 companies.

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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 range of high-stress growing conditions. Jatropha is a nonfood energy

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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 mention the benefits to the environment biodiesel provides. The price of

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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 shows California companies have started capitalizing on this diverse, low-carbon

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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 gasoline with the Ventura County Parks Department. There, officials ran a

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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 October 16th, 2013. "Cleantech is the key to bringing together economic

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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 is commercially viable to establish a cellulosic sugar plant in

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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 forging ahead to commercialize cellulosic ethanol. The placement of these

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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 will deprive American drivers of the next generation of high-octane,

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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. A report sent to the Columbia City Council on Aug. 5

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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 million tonnes of sugarcane each year to produce the ethanol.

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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 would be a facility in place for us to be

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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 sequencing discovery was announced by scientists from Saskatchewan firm Genome Prairie, the

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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 their part in a $36 million Ponzi scheme involving a

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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 end users. The intent of IRFA's E85 Price Listing Program is

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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 that the oil industry is trying to stop the growth

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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 do more than just beautify. They prevent water runoff and

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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 … but because they weren’t comprehensive, when it came to earthquakes,

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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 Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an environmental consultancy, apologised “for the

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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 Farm Bureau energy economist Matt Erickson makes the case that

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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 parties to come away with a little better understanding of

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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, and those fuels may become harder to find as oil refiners

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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 microbial strain that produces biodiesel Terribacillus cleanly, with higher performance and lower production cost than the currently employed in the

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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 answer in 2014 as they cope with falling gasoline demand and strict ethanol blending mandates set by the EPA. The

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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 the concluded fiscal year, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said. According to Bizuneh Tolcha, public relations and communication director with

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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 revolution in a country that is leaning aggressively towards a renewable energy pathway. The plant located at the Albion Estate on

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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 United States: incineration is polluting, and the capital costs of new plants are enormous. Gasification systems can expend a tremendous

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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 tax credit, and the State of Iowa’s record breaking production records, national biodiesel output is at an all-time high of

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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 a talk entitled “Biofuels, Whiskey and me”. It reflects on Tangney’s experience of establishing the UK’s first Biofuel Research Centre and spinning

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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 as a roadmap for potential producers and other supply-chain participants contemplating purchase agreements with airlines for non-petroleum-derived jet fuels. The report

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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 developed at the NAA Test Center in The Woodlands, Texas. The new Algae Growth Cell (G-Cell)™ was developed by AlgaeEquip,

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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, and Biomass Engineering program. According to the grant notice, the program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of

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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 Iowa 2013 Airshow, which will feature the ethanol-powered Vanguard Squadron. ...The Vanguard Squadron flies a four-plane formation aerobatic airshow and has

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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 Agricultural Service’s Global Agriculture Information Network, reporting that approximately 20 percent of transportation biofuel used within the 27 EU member

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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 Oil. Neither should win. ... Ethanol backers are right that it’s firmly in the nation’s interest to reduce the amount of oil

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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 at the grocery store. As demand for corn increases because of the government-subsidized ethanol market, the price of food will

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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 of the nation’s energy systems. Even moderately successful technologies such as wind, solar power and electric vehicles took decades of

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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 hoses you at the gas pump.” Mr. Shenk claimed, “adding ethanol to fuel is meant to satisfy politicians' desire to cut

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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 in ethanol were set fire to, then firefighters worked to put them out. ... "Utilizing the correct type of foam and a

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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 importance of renewable fuels and chemicals for Colorado and the U.S. economy. Senator Bennet met with Gevo executives including chief executive

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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 and extend the supply. Your editorial "Put A Corn Cob in Your Tank" (Aug. 17) calls cellulosic ethanol a failure and asserts that

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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 the 1970 period of farm prosperity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) data series on this demand component does not

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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 tanks of switchgrass. That day may at last be inching closer. The promise of cellulosic biofuels sounds like a fable out

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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 and Cali using fuel from a plant called (camelina) ... LAN flew its first camelina biofuel flight between Santiago and Concepcion, South

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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 have driven global demand to over 1 million barrels per day. To help people around the world keep track of

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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 City Council Thursday unanimously approved a deal with waste-to-energy firm, Fiberight LLC, which gives the Maryland-based firm permission to build a

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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?  New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline. In Louisiana, Cool Planet Energy Systems CEO Howard Janzen, flanked by Louisiana Gov.

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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 is officially known, topped 73 miles per hour this week during its algae-fueled debut. The roadster, with a .8 liter

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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 building a $150 million ethanol mill in Paraguay, where profits are higher than in Brazil. ... Rezende Barbosa may expand into neighboring

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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 expanding its portfolio to include polylactic acid (PLA) that will be produced at their Dunsfold Airfield site near Guildford, Surrey,

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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 of the plant, putting corn at a constant state of high demand. Once the alcohol has been removed from the corn

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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 Road. Motorists who want to fill up on ethanol now have the option to do so in Wildomar. The Chevron gas station

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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 ethanol and biodiesel with gasoline and petroleum-based diesel as a way to fend off high prices for renewable credits, known as RINs. Refiners

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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 to make an alternative fuel which is virtually indistinguishable from petroleum counterparts.  Researchers at the University of Florida’s North Florida

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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 help supply the plant with all of the corn it uses got an up close look at the operation.   Farm

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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 be held April 28-May 1, 2014 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The deadline for abstract submissions

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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 increase ASTM’s allowable amount of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) contamination in jet fuel, which can occur from pipeline movement

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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 2012 were the U.S. followed by Brazil, Germany, Argentina, France and China. All other individual nations were below the level

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The Texas Whale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Too many oil companies bet on risky strategies for compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard. Now, they turn to the US government for a bail-out on their obligations. Judging that the government will cave in rather

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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 on the insanely huge amounts of energy demand that are coming, and what the heck we are going to about it,

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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 European Commission has laid out sustainability criteria for the Union’s future biomass use. The proposal would require a minimum greenhouse gas

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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, the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at the California Institute of Technology is in a race to trump nature and slow global

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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 waste into bio jet fuel, according to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh researchers. In July, UW Oshkosh microbiologist Toivo Kallas, along with

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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 report analyzing the geopolitical effects of the boom in tight oil production. The major findings are that the recent surge in

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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 to understand energy issues and ideas that surround them.  When it comes to fueling our motor vehicles, big oil would

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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 biofuels in their gas tanks annually by 2022, they must have thought there was an award for bad public policy. The

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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 in the case of Sapphire Energy, those barrels represent the beginnings of a potential revolution that it says could upend how

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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 of Congress that oil companies are using their influence over retail gas stations to block consumers from accessing gasoline blended

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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 by father and son partners Christian and James Twigg-Smith. HIPPO has planted a total of 200 acres of jatropha in

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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 easy way to produce biofertiliser from oil palm fibre empty fruit bunches (EFB) within 40 days. Its senior researcher Dr Md

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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 relationship.  This partnership is designed to help meet California’s Mandated Requirement for biodiesel under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).

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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, buta-something, Fantastic Four, or what have you. Though two-carbon fuels such as ethanol have long dominated the biofuels market — and

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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 Bangalore based VayuGrid have signed a joint venture agreement for developing BioEnergy Zones across Haiti. These BioEnergy Zones will produce renewable

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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 reduces its requirements by 2.3 billion gallons, Purdue University energy policy specialist Wally Tyner says. Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman

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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 which challenges are the most intractable and daunting of them all?   In today’s part 2, #5 through #1. 5. The blend

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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 of land in Mississippi where it had planned to build a renewable-energy project.  READ MORE and MORE (Biomass Magazine) and MORE

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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 (RDF) facility to process municipal solid waste, followed by a waste gasification facility that will produce biofuels. Mining previously landfilled

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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 to last summer’s drought, but we’re seeing those numbers turn around now with very attractive E85 prices,” said Monte Shaw,

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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 Tuesday to investigate possible anticompetitive practices by oil companies that may be limiting consumer access to renewable fuels. In a letter

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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 feedstock. But in a move to define its low-carbon future, the nation's energy companies are undertaking ambitious research programs to

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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 in 2013.  Food prices are expected to rise between 1.5 to 2.5 percent, down from an earlier forecast of 3

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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 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (August 15, 2013) announced funding for 631 projects across the nation - including 45 in North

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Who Will Buy Syntroleum?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A month ago this week, Syntroleum (owner of a half interest in Dynamic Fuels, the renewable diesel technology) announced that it was “evaluating strategic alternatives” — and just a few days later revealed that it

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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 are invited to register now for this advanced course in bioenergy principles and applications.   The course examines the theories and applied technologies

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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 Kior, Inc. ("Kior" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: KIOR) and certain of its officers.  The class action, filed in United States District

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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 for land providing a final blow, echoing ideas of a slowdown in the US too. In biodiesel, of which the EU

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'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 as they try to engineer President Obama's "new energy economy." So concludes the National Academies, whose major report on energy

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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. 1: A higher federal excise tax on fuel would efficiently reduce gasoline consumption and its negative side effects (air pollution,

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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 its increased monetary estimate for the amount of damage caused by carbon pollution. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to

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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 ... The team took Trichoderma reesei, a fungi widely known for its ability to efficiently decompose the non-edible parts of plants, plus a specially

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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 factory is located.   ...Once in operation, the company would make cellulosic ethanol from trees, then sell the sugar solution

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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 to a record-breaking motorcycle team that uses E85. Can you imagine getting on a motorcycle and going from a dead stop

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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 where she spoke to farmers and met with environmentalists. ... In an interview with USDA Radio from Iowa, McCarthy was positive about

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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 have been extended to solicit bids to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) through the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP). Congress created FFP

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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, a University of Queensland scientist has found. Dr Evan Stephens and the team at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, in collaboration

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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 a vital role in how plant roots use water and nutrients, a key step in improving the production and quality of

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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, as the country is hosting the next World Cup Football in 2014. Reportedly, Brazil is introducing bio-diesel buses for transport

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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 products, says a global expert on biofuels, bioenergy and bioproducts. “We now have ethanol from grain and biodiesel from oilseeds, and

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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 plant, in this case Green Plains Renewable Energy in Shenandoah. That’s part of the reason the U.S. Department of Energy

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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 up and running by late October, after sitting idle since January. ..."With the updating that they did, they are going to

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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 which challenges are the most intractable and daunting of them all? In today’s part 1, #10 through #6. They use various aliases

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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, fuel and fiber that our country needs. During the past 30 years, we’ve witnessed tremendous growth in the renewable biofuel industry. 

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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, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Friday. The secretary said the topics

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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 Obama's newly confirmed assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and environment. "The private-sector benefits are the military's ability to

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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 site in Geraldton, Western Australia, to evaluate the potential of the Mid West region for the production of microalgae. Aurora Algae

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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 to add cellulosic ethanol production base to existing biofuel facilities. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies would work together

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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 the state? Clean energy advocates hope so and are reporting a "massive outpouring" of support for continuing incentives for residential solar

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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 growing mountains of palm waste and its special opportunities and challenges. ...So, if we turn to foreign shores for bioenergy and

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Biofuels At A Crossroads

by Mike DeVito (PlanetForward)  Can biofuels play a significant part in the fuel market by 2030? In partnership with National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge, we ask some of the experts in the biofuels arena what it will take to make it happen, and

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Want Better Biofuels? Get the Wood Out

(Science Magazine)  Addition by subtraction. By removing a specific gene, researchers reduced the amount of lignin (stained red) by 36% in cells in a plant’s stem, making it easier to recover sugar-rich parts of the plant that can be converted to

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Congressional Leadership Moving Towards Position on Renewable Fuel Standard Advocated by the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group

(PR NewsWire/Digital Journal/Domestic Fuel Solutions Group)  From Day One the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group (DFSG) has been advocating for reasonable RFS reform.  Congress is taking notice. At the end of two days of recent House Energy & Commerce Committee hearings on

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NOAA Report Highlights Climate Change Threats to Nation’s Estuaries

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)  The nation’s 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors according to a new NOAA research report from the National Ocean Service. The national study, Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research

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USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Create Jobs, Economic Opportunity in Rural Areas

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to help rural businesses create jobs and spur economic development. USDA is making

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Is 2014 the Year of E85?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As a Perfect Storm of price problems ends, will E85 finally find its market and help end a divisive debate over ethanol distribution? 2014 is the year of E85, if there ever was one. Or will

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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Biomass Conference and Expo March 24-26, 2014 Orlando, FL DEADLINE November 29, 2013

Presentation ideas and poster abstracts will be accepted for the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo through November 29, 2013. Presentation ideas and poster abstracts may be submitted in one of four tracks: Track 1: Pellets & Densified Biomass Track 2:

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