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Energy Crops Could Cover Energy Demand in Surplus Agricultural Lands
September 27, 2013 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(BioenergyCrops.com)  A brand new study (2013) found that the projected energy demand (2035) in developing countries, can be covered with energy crops in surplus agricultural lands, then not competing with food production. The study, from the Department …

Biofuel Enviro400s in Canterbury
September 27, 2013 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(BusandCoach.com)  Stagecoach has introduced six new ADL Enviro400s running on 100 per cent biofuel to its fleet in Canterbury. They are running on the Unibus route between the University of Kent and Canterbury bus station. …

Milwaukee Biodiesel Firm Pursues City-Owned Warehouse
September 27, 2013 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jeff Engel  (The Business Journal)  A Milwaukee Common Council proposal would sell a warehouse and vacant lot on West National Avenue to Palko Energies LLC, a sustainable energy consulting company that also buys local …

KiOR Gets $50 Million from Khosla to Double Production
September 27, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, KiOR announced that it is pursuing plans to double production capacity at its Columbus, Mississippi, cellulosic fuels facility through construction of a second facility incorporating KiOR’s commercially proven technology. …

Questions Arise on Tier 3 Timing as Automakers Cite Rule Delay
September 27, 2013 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Jason Plautz (E&E News/Greenwire)  Questions are rising about when U.S. EPA will release a final rule slashing the amount of sulfur in gasoline, as two key automaker groups say the agency has told them the …

Enerkem and GreenField, Partners in VANERCO, Announce up to $39.8 Million in Repayable Contribution from the Canadian Government
September 27, 2013 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Yahoo!Finance/VANERCO)  Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver today confirmed SDTC’s financial contribution in VANERCO, the joint venture partnership formed by Enerkem (www.enerkem.com and GreenField www.gfsa.com) to build and operate a cellulosic ethanol facility integrated with GreenField’s existing …

Poet Venture Primed for Cellulosic Ethanol
September 27, 2013 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Brenda Wade Schmidt  (Argus Leader)  South Dakota-based Poet and its partner in producing ethanol from leaves, cobs and cornstalks plan to open their first cellulosic plant early next year.
By summer, Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels should …

RFS Hasn’t Hurt the Poultry Industry
September 26, 2013 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

by Gary Pestoriou (The Hill’s Congress Blog)    I followed with interest the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearings concerning the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). I became very skeptical of the statements by those representing …

CSC Introduces Biofuels Tech Program
September 26, 2013 – 8:16 pm | No Comment

by Allison Goodrich   (The Register-Mail)   Carl Sandburg College is climbing back on the “go green” bandwagon, making further attempts to help jump start the manufacturing job market through means of a new biofuels-focused program.
The …

Greenbelt’s Distillation Module Exceeds Benchmarks
September 26, 2013 – 7:56 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation has announced successful performance testing results from its automated distillation module. The module, available separately or as part of a complete sustainable energy production system, efficiently generated hydrous ethanol, distilled …

1998 Ethanol Vehicle Challenge: E85 Vehicles Surpass E0 on Dynamometer Tests for Mileage Efficiency
September 26, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(Argonne National Laboratory) Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors Corporation, Natural Resources Canada
In the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, college engineering students work together to design, build, and evaluate a state-of-the-art vehicle. …

Renewable Fuels Make a Difference: Opposing View
September 26, 2013 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (USA Today)  Big Oil is pushing back to preserve its market share.
… The RFS is one of the most successful energy policies ever. Since it was enacted in 2005, U.S. dependence on …

Are Ethanol Fuels Better than Petroleum?
September 26, 2013 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Robert Moffitt  (Twin Cities Daily Planet)  In response to “Ethanol is a not long term solution,” I’ll begin by saying the author made some valid points. No, ethanol is not an environmental, economic and …

N.D. Oil Industry Flares Off $1B Worth of Natural Gas…But Balks at Investments in Renewable Fuels
September 26, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) As it turns out, the oil and gas industry really does have “money to burn.” According to a recent study, government data show that nearly 30% of the natural gas …

Biofuels Center Deserves a Better Fate
September 26, 2013 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by G.K. Butterfield (The Herald Sun)  Without intervention or significant investment from non-profit organizations or the private sector, the Biofuels Center of North Carolina in Oxford is due to close for good on October 1, …

EPA Expands Heating Oil Definition to Allow RINs
September 26, 2013 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expanding the definition of heating oil as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This means that renewable heating oil, such as bioheat, a …

Grassley Asks EPA if Ethanol Credit Market Is Being Controlled by Wall Street
September 26, 2013 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering   (Des Moines Register)  As controversy swells over the cost of special credits tied to ethanol, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley asked the agency charged with overseeing the country’s renewable policy for details …

Farmers Demand Permission to Produce Ethanol from Sugarcane
September 26, 2013 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Vivek Waghmode (Times of  India)   Farmer leaders on Tuesday stepped up their demand for permission to tillers to produce ethanol from sugarcane they produce and sell the byproducts.
“The Centre has permitted to blend only five per cent ethanol into …

New Algal Species for Biofuel Production
September 26, 2013 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

(Cordis) …The EU-funded project ‘Biodiesel production from microalgae’ (ALGFUEL) investigated new species and processes for the production of next-generation biofuels. The project aimed to identify promising new candidates for biofuel production, and to improve the …

Energy as Easy as Waffles
September 26, 2013 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Long-term, there are numerous opportunities for developing the right kind of renewable feedstocks based on careful development of agricultural markets and gaining grower adoption. But anyone who has been through …

The Role of Biorefining in a Future BioEconomy October 24, 2013 Graz, Austria
September 26, 2013 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
The Role of Biorefining in a Future BioEconomy   October 24, 2013    Graz, Austria

Austrian Stakeholder Workshop of IEA Bioenergy Task 42 “Biorefining”
The Austrian Stakeholder Workshop of IEA Bioenergy Task 42 “Biorefining” with the title “The Role of Biorefining in a Future BioEconomy” will be held on 24th of …

BIO Urges EPA to Reject Petroleum Industry’s RFS Waiver Petition
September 26, 2013 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking her to reject the recent petition from American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers …

Jyväskylä Bioenergy 2013 Conference – A look into the Bioenergy Situation Present and Future
September 26, 2013 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

By Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Bioenergy 2013 exhibition & conference, in Jyväskylä, Finland, was a two-day event organized annually by Benet Ltd., The Bioenergy Association of Finland and Jyväskylän Messut Ltd. The conference …

Program to Send Next-Gen Scientists to Nat’l Biodiesel Conference
September 25, 2013 – 8:24 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Look beyond the classroom for educational opportunities, advises Dan Browne, a student at Texas A&M University and co-chair of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel.
Browne has done just that by attending …

One-Sided Report on Biofuels Cost is Wrong
September 25, 2013 – 8:13 pm | No Comment

by Rob Vierhout  (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The “accountancy-model” IISD used was one-sided, looking only at government expenditure but leaving out of the picture the revenues the industry is generating for government and society. A well-respected …

Pounding the Table
September 25, 2013 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  An old lawyer’s adage says: “If you have the facts, pound the facts. If you have the law, pound the law. If you don’t have either, …

Believers, Nonbelievers, Activists and Antagonists
September 25, 2013 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Some say renewable energy is like a religion. I suppose it has some of the elements of a religion, in that you have believers, nonbelievers, activists and antagonists and …

Analyzing the Influence of Energy Policy
September 25, 2013 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by Jake Ferris (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The change in stock levels from 2001-’05 accounted for about $1.28 of the $2.49 per bushel increase in corn prices (Table 2)—just over 50 percent. About 18 cents …

Concord Energy Announces Agreement to Establish Asia Pacific Joint Venture with Cool Planet Energy Systems
September 25, 2013 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Cool Planet)  Concord Energy today announced that it has signed an agreement with Cool Planet Energy Systems to establish a joint-venture in the Asia Pacific Region. The JV will develop commercial production facilities for the …

Tides of Prosperity, Past and Present
September 25, 2013 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Similar to the 1970s period of prosperity, Zulauf (Carl Zulauf, economics professor at Ohio State University) says that in 2012 crop prices increased by roughly 200 percent, which he attributes …

Uneven Crop, Shifting Markets: Considering the Prospects for the Corn and Ethanol Markets Ahead.
September 25, 2013 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (Bruce) Babcock (the Cargill endowed chair of energy economics at Iowa State University) is more optimistic about the potential for E85 consumption to grow. If corn prices stay …

Algae Could Fuel Cleaner Road to Future
September 25, 2013 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Jan Sluizer (Voice of America)  … “It may not seem as big of an impact, but when you’re talking about potentially millions or billions of gallons in the United States, even a five percent reduction or …

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing November 4‐8, 2013 Mesa, AZ
September 25, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment
Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing      November 4‐8, 2013     Mesa, AZ

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public events.
Workshops …

Congressional Efforts Needed to Secure Future
September 25, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

by Brian Kuehl  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … Two tax provisions are critical to continued development of the U.S. cellulosic industry. First, the tax code currently provides a Second Generation Production Tax Credit that gives ethanol …

Chairwoman Stabenow Calls on CFTC to Review Possible Manipulation of Renewable Fuels Market
September 25, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Greg Akagi    (KansasAgNetwork)  Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today called on the Commodities Future Trading Commission to review recent allegations about possible …

New Study Refutes Myths about Biofuels’ Impact on Land Use
September 25, 2013 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(AgProfessional.com)  A new report released from researchers in the Netherlands shows that current models assessing the impact of crops grown for biofuel production on land use do not accurately reflect current production and land use …

Time to Rethink Misguided Policies that Promote Biofuels to Protect Climate
September 25, 2013 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Nanowerk News)  …His paper concludes that for now, it makes more sense to enable plants to soak up carbon dioxide through reforestation and to redouble efforts to protect forests, rather than producing and promoting biofuels.
Corn …

Malaysia Launches RM320 Million Clean Energy Fund
September 25, 2013 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(The Malaysia Insider)  Malaysia and Japan-based Asian Energy Investments Pte Ltd. have launched a $100 million (RM320 million) venture capital fund to invest in clean energy projects in Southeast Asia.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak …

UFOP Funds Project for B100 Approval in Deutz Agripower Engines
September 25, 2013 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Deutz Agripower engines of the series TCD 7.8 L6, TCD 6.1 L6 and TCD 4.1 L4 can be approved for operation with biodiesel as a pure fuel. This is the result of …

E85′s Value Is Looking Better and Better: Can the Good Times Last?
September 25, 2013 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Instead, it is now gasoline that is upside down, economically — and flex-fuel drivers who value their dollars ought to be considering E85 based on the wholesale prices we’re seeing.
The …

Ford Explains Ethanol Program to ACE Members
September 24, 2013 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  … We’re committed to supporting biofuels by providing a range of products that provide biofuel capability in line with consumer demand. And that is key,” explained Dominic DiCicco with Ford Motor Company …

Big News: No More Requirement to Use Ethanol in Gasoline!
September 24, 2013 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Durante (The Hill Congress Blog)  … the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 included a prescribed formula for reformulated gasoline that included an oxygen content, which ethanol provides. Oxygenated fuels promote more complete combustion …

“Flex Fuel Fridays” Raise Awareness of Higher Ethanol Blends
September 24, 2013 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News Blog)  Glacial Lakes Energy, a South Dakota ethanol producer, has been raising awareness about the benefits of higher blends of ethanol at several retail fuel stations this summer with …

Energy Beet Group Working toward Commercialization
September 24, 2013 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Helgaas  (Maynard Helgaas, president of Green Vision Group) is saying that commercializing the first energy beet plant is planned for 2014 to 2015. “Energy beets will benefit rural North Dakota communities, …

Fuel with 15 Percent Ethanol Available in ND
September 24, 2013 – 7:09 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Grand Forks Herald)  Gov. Jack Dalrymple and members of the state’s agriculture and ethanol industries announced the introduction of E15 blended gasoline on Monday in Bismarck.
A new blend of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol …

Commentary: Renewable Fuels Legislation Cuts Crude Prices
September 24, 2013 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Philip K. Verleger, Jr.  (PKVerlegerlLLC.com)  Just as only Richard Nixon could ironically break the US taboo on trading with China, only George W. Bush could have successfully introduced measures to drive down crude prices. These prices …

First Steps Towards Achieving Better and Cheaper Biodiesel
September 24, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  …Acetals are chemical compounds found in many wines, like port, for example, which give it a unique, sweet smell. However if acetals are blended with biodiesel, they improve its properties. The SUPREN research …

ISU study: Investment in E85 Could Be Cheaper than Purchasing Ethanol Credits
September 24, 2013 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  A study from Iowa State University said the cost of installing tanks to handle fuel with 85 percent ethanol could be cheaper than purchasing energy credits to avoid blending …

Undergraduate Bioenergy Scholars Summer Research Program in Northeast US
September 24, 2013 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

The Northeast Bioenergy Scholars Program is an exciting summer research experience program for enthusiastic undergraduates who are interested in exploring bioenergy utilizing cutting-edge techniques. Check out the list of current topics and locations for summer research …

Peoria County Corn/Soy Promoters Offers Multiple Blends of Fuel to Consumers
September 24, 2013 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Steve Tarter (Peoria Journal Star)  … The FS station in Kickapoo, the first station to offer biodiesel over a decade ago, now features a pump that allows drivers to select various grades of ethanol-blended gasoline, …

Organic Waste Transformed into Industrial Prime Material
September 24, 2013 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Alpha Galileo Foundation)  Researchers at the Iberoamerican University (IBERO) in Mexico City, look to consolidate a pilot biorefinery that will use the waste of various fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants produced in urban and rural …

F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia February 25-26, 2014 Bangkok, Thailand
September 24, 2013 – 11:59 am | No Comment
F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia  February 25-26, 2014   Bangkok, Thailand

Bringing together ethanol and biofuel producers, sugar millers, traders, technology companies, shipping and logistics companies and users of fuel, industrial and beverage ethanol, F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia 2014 will be a unique opportunity …

Is Ethanol Fuel Making Indy 500 Cars ‘Greener’? Fuel Chemist Touts Cleaner Emissions
September 23, 2013 – 9:49 pm | No Comment

by Roxanne Palmer  (International Business Times)  Car racing is fueled by chemistry — and the future of race car fuel is looking greener all the time, some chemists say.
The race cars in the Indianapolis 500 first started using ethanol blends …

It All Started with Stale Marshmallows
September 23, 2013 – 9:34 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … When he was a little boy, the current lab manager at Pinal Energy LLC used to go to work with his father, Keith Kor.  Johannes Kor remembers unwrapping bags …

Cal Poly Gets $1.5 Million for Algae Biofuel Research
September 23, 2013 – 9:28 pm | No Comment

by Kaytlyn Leslie (The San Luis Obisbo Tribune)  Cal Poly will receive $1.5 million to fund biofuel research, according to a Department of Energy news release.
Cal Poly was one of two universities in the country to …

Illinois Ethanol Workers Write to Protect RFS
September 23, 2013 – 9:19 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The employees of Illinois River Energy and GTL Resources Biorefining sent a letter to their Congressional delegation this week urging support of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
“We are the 60 hard working employees of an independently …

RNCOS White Paper: Asia Pacific Leads Biofuel Production Growth
September 23, 2013 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(RNCOS)  In a world which is ever thirsty for energy, economies eye on renewable energy sources to conserve environment and reduce costs. Our recent analysis of global biofuel industry revealed that in 2012, Asia Pacific …

California Resolution Calls for Federal Reform of RFS
September 23, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California legislature recently passed Assembly Joint Resolution 21, which urges federal lawmakers and the U.S. EPA to reform the renewable fuels standard (RFS), transitioning away from first-generation biofuels. …

IEA Task 40: Biomass Provides 10 Percent of Global Energy Use
September 23, 2013 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new report from the International Energy Agency takes a global overview of biomass use in the industrial and transport sectors, identifying leading countries and the top 15 …

Online Course: Algae Production Certification Course
September 23, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: National Algae Association
Type: introduce individuals to the multifaceted concepts of not only strain selection, cultivation, harvesting, and bioproduction methods; but also the economic considerations prevalent in the commercial algae production industry.
Course: NAA Algae Production and …

EIA: E85 Fuel Becoming Price-Competitive with Gasoline in US Midwest
September 23, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Conglin Xu (Oil & Gas Journal)  E85 motor fuel—gasoline blended with as much as 85% ethanol and commonly used by flexible-fuel vehicles (FFV) in the US and Europe—is becoming increasingly price-competitive with gasoline in several Midwestern …

Ethanol Requirements Good, Not Bad, for America’s Economy, Energy Security
September 23, 2013 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Pam Johnson (Fox News) Opinion:   …That critique has been around for years. But it doesn’t jibe with the facts. Indeed, Big Oil’s call to loosen the nation’s ethanol requirements is misguided.
Corn-based fuel has …

Letter, 9/22: Facts on Ethanol
September 23, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Todd Brodersen  (Lincoln Journal Star)  In a response to Todd Sneller’s letter, “Ethanol the choice for many reasons,” Steven McManus responded negatively and seemed to substitute fiction for fact to make his points (“Ethanol costly, …

NASCAR Putting Pedal to the Metal on Ethanol
September 23, 2013 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Gabrielle Karol (Fox Business)  When it comes to defending ethanol’s reputation, Illinois Corn Growers Association president Paul Taylor simply points to the race track.
In a Conference Room interview with FBN’s Jeff Flock at Chicagoland Speedway, …

The Pope Runs on Biofuels. Why Can’t You?
September 23, 2013 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  The Vatican splashed down in the news feeds of green enthusiasts everywhere last week when it announced that Pope Francis will trade in his Ford Focus for a 1984 …

Report: Bioenergy Deployment Consortium Fall Symposium
September 23, 2013 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the Biofuels Development Consortium held their 2013 Fall Symposium a little early this year in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada on August 27–28, its first meeting outside the U.S.
Sarnia is …

Indonesian Government Forces Shell, Total to Boost Biodiesel Mix
September 23, 2013 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Amahl S. Azwar  (The Jakarta Post)  PT Shell Indonesia and PT Total Oil Indonesia will have to increase the proportion of biodiesel in the diesel fuel mix they sell at their gas stations to …

An Ethanol-Fueled Comeback for Sugar Beets
September 23, 2013 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Alice Daniel  (California Report)  California once grew a lot of sugar beets to supply the state’s sugar mills. Most of those the mills are closed now, and farmers have turned to other row crops. But …

Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens Next Year
September 23, 2013 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Lincoln Journal Star)  South Dakota-based Poet LLC and its Dutch partner say a cellulosic ethanol plant being built in northwest Iowa will open early next year.
By next summer, Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels should have any …

Show Me the Gallons: KiOR’s Progress towards Steady-State Operations
September 23, 2013 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Landmark cellulosic drop-in biofuels producer releases update on early-stage production: is the increasing gallonage enough to silence the critics? …
In July and August, the Columbus facility produced 172,398 gallons of …

Algae Biofuel Can Cut CO2 Emissions by at Least 50% Petroleum Fuels
September 23, 2013 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

(UPI.com)  Algae-derived biofuels can reduce the life cycle of carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50 percent compared to petroleum fuels, a U.S. university study found.
The peer-review study — the first to analyze real-world data …

Webinar: The Sugar Surplus – Solved or Postponed? Oct 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
September 23, 2013 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
Webinar:  The Sugar Surplus – Solved or Postponed?     Oct 10, 2013     10:00 AM EDT

The past three years of surplus sugar production has allowed stocks to be rebuilt but producers have been slow to respond to lower prices. With another, admittedly smaller, surplus predicted for next year the question …

ABO Encourages CCR and CCS
September 23, 2013 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) has just encouraged the EPA to include the carbon capture and reuse (CCR) as an approved strategy for compliance under its New Source Performance Standard, a draft …

Ethanol Blend Wall? What Blend Wall?
September 20, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The oil industry has formally petitioned the EPA to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2014, arguing that the ethanol market is saturated. But …

Cellulosic Leaders Talk Feedstock Procurement at Nebraska Event
September 20, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In front of an attentive crowd at the 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Omaha, Neb., representatives from Abengoa Bioenergy S.A., Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC and Ineos …

Seminar Focuses on Corn Stover as a Biofuel Feedstock
September 20, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As a precursor to the National Advanced Biofuel Conference and Expo in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 10-12, the Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar hashed over the technological, logistical and …

Gas Prices Stuck at $3 and Above
September 20, 2013 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today (September 17, 2013) marks the 1,000th day in a row that gas prices have been above $3 per gallon. While ethanol provides drivers savings while filling up, AAA says that …

Report Recommends Improvements to RFS Monitoring
September 20, 2013 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General has released a report recommending ways the agency should improve monitoring activities for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. According to the report, …

Clearing Up A Few Myths About Brazilian Biofuels Trade
September 20, 2013 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (The Energy Collective/UNICA) …  Let’s turn to the facts to debunk two leading myths circulating around Washington, D.C. about Brazilian sugarcane ethanol.
Myth #1: Brazil can’t supply sufficient sugarcane ethanol to meet America’s needs.
Reality: …

Is Ethanol Starving Africa?
September 20, 2013 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Amar Toor (The Verge)  Accusations of land grabbing revive debate over “food versus fuel”  …
But some experts say that when it comes to biofuels and food security, it’s not an “either-or” question.
“At the moment …

Zip’s Military Cooking Fuel UK Launch at DSEI
September 20, 2013 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(DSEI)  Zip is unveiling its NEW, powerful, lightweight, non-toxic Military Cooking Fuel at the DSEI exhibition in London in September 2013.
On show in the UK for the first time, Zip’s unique formulation is made from …

Biofuel Pilot Plant Planned for Site of fFrmer Bowater Mersey Mill
September 20, 2013 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Pulp and Paper Canada)  A pilot project to convert wood into biofuels has plans to be operational by next February after getting loans from the province of Nova Scotia.
The Chronicle Herald reported Aug. 30 that …

POLL: 8 in 10 Want E15 Renewable Fuel at Their Local Gas Station
September 20, 2013 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Fuels America)  After 1,002 consecutive days of paying more than $3 for a gallon of gas, Americans are demanding choices at the pump. Our new poll found that 82% of US adults support having E15, …

Biofuel Crop in Need of Insurance Protection, Says University Professor
September 20, 2013 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Claire Everett (Daily Illini)  … Jody Endres, professor in environmental, natural resources and energy law, said while the USDA and other government agencies employ a variety of methods to encourage the growing of miscanthus for biofuel …

ARPA-E Awards $34M in R&D for Advanced Liquid Fuels from Methane
September 20, 2013 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced that 15 breakthrough energy projects will receive approximately $34 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) via the REMOTE program (Reducing …

New Study: Algae Biofuel Cuts CO2 >50% vs. Petroleum
September 20, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and is approaching a similar Energy Return on Investment (EROI) as conventional petroleum, according to a …

Webinar: “Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research” October 3, 2013 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
September 19, 2013 – 9:02 pm | No Comment
Webinar: “Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research”  October 3, 2013     2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)  launched a revamped, easier-to-use version of the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF). Initially released in January 2011, the KDF provides researchers, industry, policy makers, and the public with access to …

Ninth Circuit Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
September 19, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Dana Hull (San Jose Mercury News)  In a victory for environmentalists, clean energy advocates and state regulators, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s clean-fuel standards in a 2-1 decision Wednesday. The fuel …

Accusing RFS of Driving Food Prices is a Whopper
September 19, 2013 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), the lobbying arm for the fast food industry, is returning to the Hill today to continue its anti-RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard) campaign. Food preparation is …

Argentinean Biofuels Production
September 19, 2013 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  … Argentine ethanol production is much smaller, but on the rise. “I would say that Argentina is moving forward with corn-based bioethanol, but we are betting on sugarcane bioethanol,” Argentina’s Secretary to …

Rep. Enyart Calls for Energy Independence, Growing Agriculture Economy With New Bill
September 19, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL))  Legislation Would Support Research & Development for Biofuels in U.S. Air Force
Surrounded by agriculture leaders at a farm near Scott Air Force Base, Congressman Bill Enyart (D-IL) today announced a major …

Iowa Biodiesel Board Survey Shows Iowans Bullish on Biodiesel
September 19, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  New public opinion research commissioned by the Iowa Biodiesel Board shows strong awareness of—and favorability towards—biodiesel.
The research, conducted in early September, shows 87 percent of Iowans surveyed are familiar with biodiesel. …

Tri-State Biodiesel’s Triple Play in Fashion, Tribute and Heating
September 19, 2013 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Dehran Duckworth, a managing partner at Tri-State Biodiesel, said this was the first year Tri-State Biodiesel won the contract to supply the Aggreko plc generators and temperature control equipment for …

STUDY 198 -Biodiesel Industry Insight
September 19, 2013 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(CIMA Green)  In the spring and summer of 2013 CIMA Green, LLC joined with Augsburg Energy, LLC to conduct a survey of the US biodiesel industry. The goal was to obtain a more comprehensive perspective …

US Soybean Oil Demand Gets Big Boost from Biodiesel Industry
September 19, 2013 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(The United Soybean Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The biodiesel that fuels semis, farm tractors and bus fleets continues to fuel market potential for U.S. soybean oil and profit opportunities for U.S. soybean farmers.
In order to meet federal …

Trains to Be Trialed on Jatropha Biodiesel
September 19, 2013 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Biodiesel made via jatropha has been cleared for field trials on trains in India.
The Research Design Standard Organisation, a division of Indian Railways, has passed the fuel developed by the Central Salt Marine …

SkyNRG Diversifies with Schiphol Agreement to Supply Sustainable Diesel for Ground Vehicles
September 19, 2013 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Amsterdam-based sustainable jet fuel company SkyNRG is to supply Schiphol Airport with a 30% sustainable waste based diesel for its ground transport vehicles. The agreement follows a successful pilot in 2011-12 in which …

An NGO Message for the ICAO Assembly: Introduce a Global Market-Based Measure Now
September 19, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  …  On regional measures, where the subtext is aviation’s future in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), any environmental credibility was nullified by US insistence on limiting emissions covered to those within regional …

New Biodiesel Facility for Tunisia
September 19, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Incbio, a Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider, has signed a contract with Biokast Energy to supply an 8,000 tonne capacity a year ultrasonic biodiesel plant for installation in Tunisia, North Africa.
The pair expect the …

Helping Bacteria Tolerate Biofuels
September 19, 2013 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Erika Gebel Berg  (Chemical and Engineering News)  Protein Engineering: Scientists evolve a bacterial protein pump that pulls butanol out of cells to make microbes into better biofuel factories
Biologists can engineer microorganisms to make biofuels, …

Southeast Asian Airlines Drafting Biofuel Roadmap
September 19, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Boonsong Kositchotethana  (Bangkok Post)  Airlines in Southeast Asia have begun to draw up plans to develop affordable and sustainable aviation biofuels.
On Friday, the first workshop under the Southeast Asia Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative (SEASAFI) …

Evofuel’s Improved Castor Seeds Expected to Go Commercial in 2016
September 19, 2013 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(Evogene, Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Evogene Ltd., a plant genomics company specializing in enhancing crop productivity for the food, feed and biofuel industries, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel Ltd., has completed three years of successful …

Algae Aquaculture for Bioethanol Production
September 19, 2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(The Fish Site)  A team of European scientists is on a mission to prove that microalgae can be used to produce bioethanol as a biofuel for less than €0.40 a litre.
… The EU-funded project DEMA (‘Direct …

Eco-Mobility 2013 – 8th International A3PS Conference October 3rd-4th 2013 Vienna, Austria
September 19, 2013 – 11:53 am | No Comment
Eco-Mobility 2013 – 8th International A3PS Conference     October 3rd-4th 2013    Vienna, Austria

Eco-Mobility 2013 is a two-day conference with the aim to analyse trends in the development of alternative propulsion systems and fuels and opportunities to overcome barriers for their market introduction. Industry, R&D institutions and policy …

USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
September 19, 2013 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced another iteration of the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP). These invitations are subsequent to the first series of …

Graphene Nanochem PLC : PlatClear Receives EPA Approval
September 19, 2013 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(4-Traders.com/Graphene NanoChem plc)   Graphene NanoChem (AIM: GRPH), the performance chemicals and advanced materials company, is pleased to announce that PlatClear, the Group’s waste-based second generation biofuel and the Group’s Senawang chemicals facility (“Senawang”) have both …

API Releases More of the Same Old, Disproven Misinformation
September 19, 2013 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Following the American Petroleum Institutes’ recent release of skewed data used to advance their flawed agenda to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy released the following statement:
“Once …

Switzer Builds 2000 hp Ethanol-Fueled Nissan GTR (w/ video)
September 19, 2013 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Jo Borras (Gas 2)  Switzer Performance has carved out a few special little performance niches for itself in recent years – most notably in alternative fuels tuning and for “advancing the state of the art” when …

$100M Biodiesel Fraud in Indiana? E-Biofuels Ring Nabbed by Feds
September 19, 2013 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Indiana, federal officials are saying that a group of biodiesel operators associated with E-Biofuels stole nearly $100 million in a fraud scheme, and seven have been arrested in what …

Project on Bioenergy in Africa Successfully Completed
September 19, 2013 – 9:45 am | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe)  The ERA-ARD project “Bioenergy in Africa: Opportunities and Risks of Jatropha and Related Crops” was officially closed at the end of March 2013. Within this project the coordinator published 5 Policy Briefs with …

Future Perspectives of International Bioenergy Trade
September 19, 2013 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Matzenberger, J., Daioglou, V., Junginger, M., Keramidas, K., Kranzl, L., Tromborg, E. ( IEA Bioenergy Task 40)  According to IEA World Energy Outlook 2012, primary demand for bioenergy will strongly increase up to the year 2035, the …

New Approach to Upstream Verification of Waste Materials Released
September 18, 2013 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a voluntary sustainability scheme approved by the European Union, has introduced a new report regarding upstream verification for waste materials.
The RBS, which covers all types of feedstock …

In the Black: Advanced Biofuels and Chems: Sizzling Carbon and Parity-Pricing Updates
September 18, 2013 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A report published by strategic energy consultancy Element Energy finds that by 2030, higher levels of advanced biofuels could cut Britain’s annual car CO2 emissions by 27% or 12 million …

‘Sorghum Ethanol’ Is a Topic in Nebraska
September 18, 2013 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Sorghum Field Days are being held at six locations in Nebraska this week.  One of the stops will be the John Dvoracek farm near Farwell, where there are more …

Summer Volatility Restrictions on E15 End, Fuel Now Available
September 18, 2013 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  E15 is again available after summer volatility restrictions ended Sept. 15.  … E15 is approved for use with vehicles model year 2001 and newer. However, because the U.S. EPA has …

Amyris Applies for RSB Sustainbility Certification
September 18, 2013 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(Amyris)  Amyris’s Farnesene Production Unit would be First RSB-Certified Plant in Brazil
The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuels and …

Product May Clean up Mine Tailings
September 18, 2013 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Julie Hare (The Australian)  Researchers from James Cook University are close to producing a low-cost biofuel extracted from seaweed that will be powerful enough to fly jet aircraft.
That same seaweed may also have helped to …

Ukrainian Grain Company Wins Certificate for EU Biofuel Supplies
September 18, 2013 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Alexander Bor  (Platts)  Ukraine’s State Food Grain Corporation, one of the country’s largest grain traders, has won a certificate allowing it to export raw materials for biofuel production in the EU, the company said …

As Miscanthus Crop Matures, Producers Find More Uses
September 18, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Chris Kick (Farm and Dairy)  …At 10 feet tall and higher, (Jon) Griswold’s “giant miscanthus” surpasses even the tallest of corn hybrids and the tallest of farmers. And its dense, wide-reaching foliage makes for a …

Brazil’s Big Six in Advanced Biofuels & Chemicals: Who’s Doing What Now?
September 18, 2013 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After taking a leading role in the global first generation wave of ethanol production, here come the Brazilians — with some hot North American technologies in tow — to take …

Algix Welcomes Guests to Grand Opening
September 18, 2013 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Josh Bergeron (Selma Times-Journal)  …Algix, a company based in Georgia, opened its newest facility in Dallas County that will help turn catfish-pond algae into biodegradable plastic.
“It’s really quite a revolutionary to take algae, which is …

Methane Emissions from Onshore Natural Gas Drilling Found Lower than Estimates
September 17, 2013 – 8:25 pm | No Comment

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  A new study by the University of Texas at Austin shows that methane emissions from onshore natural gas drilling are much lower than previous estimates, in part because of …

Volunteer Profile: Peter Davey
September 17, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

By Nicholas De Filippis  (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Successful pioneers have been remembered for ages for their discoveries. Christopher Columbus, Albert Einstein, and Marie Curie were all pioneers in their fields. Peter Davey, the first intern …

CALL FOR PAPERS: RETECH 2014 September 3-5 National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: October 18, 2013
September 16, 2013 – 9:01 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  RETECH 2014   September 3-5   National Harbor, MD   DEADLINE:  October 18, 2013

RETECH 2014 will take place September 3-5, at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD just south of Washington, DC, and serves the entire renewable energy marketplace. RETECH brings together key stakeholders from the vertical …

Texas Renewables Conference November 11-14, 2013 San Antonio, TX
September 16, 2013 – 8:02 pm | No Comment
Texas Renewables Conference     November 11-14, 2013   San Antonio, TX

Fundamental shifts in how our communities generate energy are happening globally. The grid and resources that supply energy nationwide are in a state of flux creating uncertainty, room for new development and opportunity for economic expansion. …

Are Lower Fat DDGs Still Economical?
September 16, 2013 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Barb Glen (Western Producer)  Lower fat content in corn-based dried distillers grains imported by Canadian livestock feeders has caught many by surprise.
Feed suppliers and feedlot operators who use the ethanol production byproduct have become …

Day: Fort Dodge Ethanol Plant Deemed Healthy
September 16, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Larry Kershner (The Messenger)  …While employees were treated to a company lunch under an awning outdoors, Bill Day, vice president of media and community relations, held a press conference to discuss the outlook for …

‘Blend Wall’ Closes in, and Lobbies Spar over Impact
September 16, 2013 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by Javier E. David (CNBC)   …”They act as if they didn’t see this coming,” said Adam Monroe, president of Novozymes North America, a biotechnoloy company that makes enzymes used in biofuel production. Given the …

New Ethanol Survey Misleads Consumers
September 16, 2013 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new online survey conducted by Harris Interactive finds that U.S. consumers are ill-prepared for the introduction of higher ethanol fuel blends such as E15. Commissioned by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) …

Sundrop Hopes New Plant Fuels Renewable-Energy Growth
September 16, 2013 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Thomas (Boulder County Business Report)  … “You have to have hydrogen to mass produce renewable biofuels. Natural gas is cost effective and it’s plentiful,” said Steven Silvers, spokesman for Sundrop Fuels Inc. “Every gallon …

IATA Calls for Smarter Eastern European Aviation
September 16, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Eastern Europe to work with industry stakeholders to realise the benefits of aviation across the region.
“Aviation connectivity can play a key role in the economic …

Running Late, 4FRI Plan Gets New Steward
September 16, 2013 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Raquel Hendrickson (Bugle/Verde Independent)  … The unprecedented project intends to treat and restore ponderosa pine forests in the Coconino, Kaibab, Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests in Arizona. Now, the massive stewardship contract has been transferred …

Washington State University Tri-Cities to Head Federal Jet Bio-fuel Research Center
September 16, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Anna King (KPLU)  Washington State University will lead a new federal research center focused on finding new biofuels for jet airplanes. …WSU will work closely with the FAA, MIT near Boston and the Pacific …

Wall St. Exploits Ethanol Credits, and Prices Spike
September 16, 2013 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Gretchen Morgenson and Robert Gebeloff (The New York Times)  …But a little known market in ethanol credits has also become a hot new game on Wall Street.
…But many people believe that is what happened …

Farmer’s Markets
September 16, 2013 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As farmer’s markets boom — bringing great foods and prices directly to consumers — what can we learn about the real story of food vs fuel, when it comes to …

6th Sugar Asia February 27-28, 2014 Mumbai, India
September 13, 2013 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
6th Sugar Asia    February 27-28, 2014    Mumbai, India

The globalization is the key factor in development of Industrialization in all the nations. And in this era of globalization every nation need to have the up-to-date technology, information and knowledge. The scenario in the …

International Bioenergy School October 21-25, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 13, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment
International Bioenergy School     October 21-25, 2013   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Two integrated courses combine to provide a comprehensive introduction to Bio-based Feedstocks, Supply Chains, Conversion Processes and market opportunities; for business people and non-engineers
Many models and forecasts for a low-carbon future energy mix propose a …

CALL FOR PAPERS: European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 23-26, 2014 Hamburg, Germany DEADLINE: October 28, 2013
September 13, 2013 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 23-26, 2014 Hamburg, Germany     DEADLINE:  October 28, 2013

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) ranks as one of the top world leading events in the Biomass sector, combining a highly respected international Conference with an Industrial Exhibition.

It highlights progress in research, technological development …

22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition June 23-26, 2014 Hamburg, Germany
September 13, 2013 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition      June 23-26, 2014     Hamburg, Germany

22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 23-26 June 2014, CCH-Congress Center Hamburg, Germany
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) ranks as one of the top world leading events in the Biomass sector, combining a …

7th International Algae Congress December 3-4, 2013 Hamburg, Germany
September 13, 2013 – 4:50 pm | No Comment
7th International Algae Congress    December 3-4, 2013  Hamburg, Germany

The main theme of the congress is: Succesful Algae Applications in Aquaculture and Agriculture.
Download the congress flyer!
Interactive Sessions on:
1. Algae Biodiversity to design crops
Potential species, selection methods, purification
2. Algae Bioanalytics
Optical and fluorescent sensors, electronic process control
3. Algae Production systems
Photobioreactores, integrated …

Next Generation Biomass Conversion Short Course and Tour November 11-12, 2013 Philadelphia, PA
September 13, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment
Next Generation Biomass Conversion Short Course and Tour        November 11-12, 2013     Philadelphia, PA

Efficient, effective biofuel conversion is the key to future growth of the bioenergy industry. To that end, you are invited to attend the “Business of Biomass – Next Generation Biofuel Conversion” short course on November …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Ecochem November 19-20, 2013 Basel, Switzerland DEADLINE: September 27, 2013
September 13, 2013 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Ecochem November 19-20, 2013 Basel, Switzerland   DEADLINE:  September 27, 2013

We bring together the world’s most influential industry and government leaders, scientists, young future leaders and innovators from across the chemical industry and value chains to accelerate innovation, research, commercialisation and market uptake in the …

Ecochem November 19-20, 2013 Basel, Switzerland
September 13, 2013 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
Ecochem   November 19-20, 2013   Basel, Switzerland

We bring together the world’s most influential industry and government leaders, scientists, young future leaders and innovators from across the chemical industry and value chains to accelerate innovation, research, commercialisation and market uptake in the …

OPIS LCFS Workshop December 12-13, 2013 San Francisco, CA
September 13, 2013 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
OPIS LCFS Workshop   December 12-13, 2013   San Francisco, CA

Learn essential strategies for Low Carbon Fuel Standard compliance in just 2 days.
Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulations can seem vast, complicated and confusing – but they don’t have to be. Attend OPIS’s 2nd Annual …

Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products December 9-10, 2013 New York, NY
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Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products     December 9-10, 2013   New York, NY

The global interest in bio-based chemicals and products is developing at pace. Current research indicates that the green chemical industry market will reach $98.5 billion by 2020 (Pike research). This course provides an insight into …

Introduction to Bio Feedstocks and Conversion Pathways October 28, 2013 San Francisco, CA
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Introduction to Bio Feedstocks and Conversion Pathways     October 28, 2013   San Francisco, CA

This one day course has been specially adapted for WBM USA, delivering a time-efficient snapshot of Green Power Academy’s 5 day International Bioenergy School. The course is ideal both for newcomers to the subject and …

Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products October 17-18, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products    October 17-18, 2013   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The global interest in bio-based chemicals and products is developing at pace. Current research indicates that the green chemical industry market will reach $98.5 billion by 2020 (Pike research). This course provides an insight into …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit 2013 December 2-4, 2013 Montreal, Quebec, Canada DEADLINE: October 4, 2013
September 13, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS: Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit 2013 December 2-4, 2013 Montreal, Quebec, Canada   DEADLINE: October 4, 2013

Canada is now a frontrunner in the worldwide effort to create clean, renewable sources of transportation fuel. The benefits of this approach are many. From an economic standpoint, our industry generates $2 billion in economic …

South Carolina BioEnterprise Rural Economic Development Summit September 19-20, 2013 Florence, SC
September 13, 2013 – 3:34 pm | No Comment
South Carolina BioEnterprise Rural Economic Development Summit    September 19-20, 2013   Florence, SC

Agriculture and forestry are the two leading industries in South Carolina with the Coastal Plain counties along Interstate 95 being the breadbasket of the State.
The mission of the BioEnterprise Summit is to enhance agribusiness and …

Webinar: Branding the South as a Bioenergy Leader October 4, 2013 11:00 AM ET
September 13, 2013 – 3:06 pm | No Comment
Webinar: Branding the South as a Bioenergy Leader    October 4, 2013   11:00 AM ET

All too often, bioenergy supporters are playing defense – responding to attacks or criticism of policies that support bioenergy initiatives. On Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon EDT, a webinar,Branding the South as …