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Ethanol, Oil Groups Blitz White House as Biofuel Rule Nears

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters) Biofuel and oil industry lobbyists have raced to the White House over the past two weeks in a last-ditch effort to sway controversial ethanol blending rules for

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Highlights GHG Reduction Potential of Butanol, Drop-In Biofuels

(Biomass Magazine)  U.K.-based Element Energy recently published a report finding that advanced biofuels offer a more cost-effective means to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the next 17 years, when

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Legislation to Eliminate Corn Ethanol A “Killer”

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Senator Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Coburn (R-OK) are introducing legislation to eliminate conventional biofuels from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). According to a story first published

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Breaththrough

(KyivPost)  Ukraine’s government-owned ethanol producer Ukrspyrt and several smaller private producers announced on Oct. 29 that they’re prepared to produce enough bioethanol to meet the need for biofuel as of

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Algenol to Build in Florida

by Dave Elias (NBC2/ABC-7.com)  Months after a multi-million dollar company said it won’t build a state-of-the-art ethanol plant in Florida we’ve learned plans have changed. The owner of Algenol says he now

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Cassava for Ethanol Promotion Encouraged in Thailand

(Biofuels International)  In Thailand, the ministries of Commerce and Energy are reportedly set to cooperate to develop a strategy to promote the production of ethanol from cassava. … In addition

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel to Become Available in another Indian State

(Biofuels International) The first biodiesel pump in the state of Maharashtra, India is set to arrive by the end of the year. It will be operated by My Eco Energy in

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Institute Aiming to Produce Aviation Fuel from Plants

(Biofuels International) Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have acquired 200 hectares of coastal land in the Western Region to set up a demonstration farm with aims to

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Feedstock Research Extended

(Biofuels International)  US-based technology provider Monsanto and plant genomics company Evogene are to extend and expand a research and development collaboration involving biofuels feedstocks up to August 2016. The collaboration, initially

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop November 19-20, 2013 Mesa, AZ

  Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop   November 19-20, 2013   Mesa, AZ

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Algae Program  will host two complementary workshops to discuss research and development needed to achieve affordable, scalable, and

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting “biochar” to soil are impressive. If true, they could influence

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Commentary: Don’t Blame Ethanol for the Dead Zone

by Rich Keller (Ag Professional)  Every year, nitrogen used to fertilize corn fields in the Midwest leaches into the Mississippi River and out into the Gulf of Mexico. Experts say the

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Offering Blending Pump Grants

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Little Sioux Corn Processors (LSCP), a 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant based in Marcus, Iowa, is offering financial assistance to Iowa retailers who install

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Being Solid and Liquid: The Screwy, Upside-Down World of Renewable Fuels Financing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“Cowcookies”, the lost Marx Brothers script Scene, an office on Wall Street. Enter a lender, Harold P. Cheesebreath — and his prospective borrower, Al Cohol.

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Tri-State Biodiesel’s Triple Play: Fashion, Tribute, Heating

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

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Safety From the School of Hard Knocks

by Lyle Estill (Piedmont Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  At Piedmont Biofuels we came by our culture of safety the hard way. We’ve been making biodiesel since 2002 and we have lots of “thrills,

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Cold Flow Treatment: FAME, HVO & Diesel Blends

By Werner A. Reimann and Bettina A. Siggelkow (Clariant OMS/Biodiesel Magazine)   … The major part of the biodiesel quota in Europe is still covered by first-generation fatty acid methyl ester

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Black Swans, White Swans, Shell’s Shale, Waste Management and Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world of venture capital, black swans are a big deal. For example, Khosla Ventures in describing “what we look for” refers to its

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Integrating Place-Specific Livelihood and Equity Outcomes into Global Assessments of Bioenergy Deployment

by Felix Creutzig, Esteve Corbera, Simon Bolwig and Carol Hunsberger (IOP Science)    Integrated assessment models suggest that the large-scale deployment of bioenergy could contribute to ambitious climate change mitigation efforts.

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

HLPE Refuses to Release Sources of Funding for Report: GRFA

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  As the Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) annual Plenary gets underway in Rome, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is demanding the High Level Panel

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Journey to the Center of the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pressure has risen to 30 atmospheres and the temperatures are rising into the hundreds of degrees.  You think: “I’m in a dream, on a

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Ceres and Syngenta Extend Market Development in Brazil

(Sacramento Bee/Ceres)  Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) and Syngenta announced today that they have extended a joint market development agreement in Brazil. The companies will move forward with

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Americas Successfully Recruits United Biofuels of America for “Project Jetropha”

(Alternative Fuels Americas/BusinessWire)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that United Biofuels of America (UBA) has joined AFAI’s Project Jetropha. “UBA has been recognized by

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Elevance Planning Another Biofeedstocks Plant

by Frank Esposito (Plastics News)  Less than a year after opening its plant in Indonesia, Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has announced plans to open another bioplastics feedstock plant in Natchez, Miss.,

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Announces Funding for Students’ Innovative Green Technologies

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the 2013 recipients of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants. Forty teams of graduate

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas 2013 Conference December 9-11 Coronado, CA

  Renewable Natural Gas 2013 Conference   December 9-11   Coronado, CA

The RNG 2013 conference  will do a dive deep into the issues that affect the natural gas industry- fuel, heat power and public policy. At RNG 2013 you will get

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

3rd Starch World 2014 February 17-18 Jakarta, Indonesia

  3rd Starch World 2014    February 17-18    Jakarta, Indonesia

Starch World is recognised as an important event for the industry and generally targeted at companies involved in Plantation , Agriculture / Agro Industrial Crops, Fermentation, Enzymes Suppliers, Companies that uses

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Stanley Signs Draft Pact with Biomass Company

by Elizabeth Dohms (Chippewa Herald)  A draft developer’s agreement between Stanley and a biomass company out of New York has been approved by the city council and is expected to

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiversity Risks from Fossil Fuel Extraction

N. Butt, H. L. Beyer, J. R. Bennett, D. Biggs, R. Maggini, M. Mills, A. R. Renwick, L. M. Seabrook, H. P. Possingham (Science Magazine)  Despite a global political commitment

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Cheaper E-15 Gasoline Debuts in Twin Cities

by Jay Kolls (KSTP.com)  There is a new and less-expensive ethanol-blend gasoline available for the first time in Minnesota, according to the new owners of an independent oil company called “Minnoco.”

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Declining Corn Prices Hurting South Dakota Farmers

by Jeff Natalie-Lees (Aberdeen News)  Corn is about one-half the price it was a year ago, a movement that will dramatically impact farmers’ bottom lines. The cash price for corn at

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Refutes AAA Claims

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Automobile Association (AAA) is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to “lower the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline for 2014″ in order

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Isobutanol to the Rescue

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Coast Guard is testing isobutanol gasoline blends in its marine engines. Since its founding in 1790 as the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

The First Cruises Running with Bio-Diesel to Protect Environment on Halong Bay, Vietnam

(TravPR.com)  HalongBay is one of the world’s visually breathtaking locations, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage. However, thank to unstable tourism development in the past, Quang Ninh province has to

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Maker Pushes Product Use in Market

by Eric Ng (South China Morning Post)  ASB Biodiesel seeks to jump-start market for cleaner fuel with fresh call for mandatory blending as it prepares to open plant in Tseung

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

New Winter Crop, Mini-Biorefinery to Launch in DeWitt

by Stephanie Fischer (Stuttgart Daily Leader)  DeWitt became the first Community of Innovation after city leaders saw the opportunity in developing a biofuel resource. A new winter crop and the

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

University of Missouri-Kansas City Wins $2M in Grants to Fund Research in Biofuel, Health

by Brianne Pfannenstiel (Kansas City Business Journal)  The University of Missouri-Kansas City was awarded two grants totaling more than $2 million this week. The first is a grant valued at $1.2 million from

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Intern Profile: Kyle Sherry

by Nicholas De Filippis (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Engineers have come up with many wonderful things from the ships used to explore the world during the Age of Exploration to cars

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Midwestern Ethanol Producers Challenge California Global-Warming Regulations

by Daniel Fisher (Forbes)  A federal appeals court in California is mulling whether to reconsider a September ruling that upheld state global-warming regulations on ethanol producers.  Critics say the decision

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Despite Energy Abundance, US Should Curb Oil Dependence: DOE's Moniz

by Gary Gentile  (Platts)  America’s abundance of oil and natural gas should not distract policymakers from the long-term goal of reducing our total dependence on oil, especially in the transportation

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Export Exchange 2014™ October 20-22, 2014 Seattle, WA

  Export Exchange 2014™   October 20-22, 2014    Seattle, WA

Co-Sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Welcome to the Export Exchange 2014™ meeting information website. More than 150 international buyers and end-users are expected

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Releases E15 Sales Data, Declares E10 Blend Wall Dead

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On the heels of surging E15 and E85 sales, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has declared the so-called E10 blend wall dead. Recent calls

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar Highlights Ethanol Use in Motorsports

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol’s role in American motorsports was the subject of Ethanol Producer Magazine’s Oct. 24 webinar. The webinar was moderated by Tim Portz, executive editor of Ethanol Producer

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

New GREET Fuel Cycle Model Released

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, the Argonne National Laboratory is highlighting a new GREET fuel cycle model release (GREET1 2013) uploaded to the GREET web site. This release

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

All Innovation of the RES Industry under One Roof

(Third International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RENEXPO® Poland/Solar News)   … The 2nd conference on biofuels during RENEXPO® Poland was also of big interest. The Polish National Chamber

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Re-Opening of Ethanol Plant Boon for Business

(ZimbabweDemocracy.com) Following the re-opening of the Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant run by Green Fuel in the poverty-stricken Lowveld, major investments are taking place at Checheche Growth Point with several top banks, retail

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Wood Completely Broken Down into Its Component Parts

(Fraunhofer)  Crude oil is getting scarce. This is why researchers are seeking to substitute petroleum-based products – like plastics – with sustainable raw materials. Waste wood, divided into lignin and

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Farmers Now Harvesting Biomass for Project LIBERTY Opening

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, farmers are now harvesting and delivering cob bales for the 2014 opening of Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg. The 20 million gallon per year

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Make Hay: The Global Bioenergy Mood

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To check on the current mood, we stopped in this week for a conversation with Novozymes EVP Andy Fordyce, who’s been on the hustings all

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

European Commission Proposes Airline Carbon Charge for EU Airspace

by Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  The European Union on Wednesday revived a proposal to charge foreign airlines for emissions over European airspace, drawing the ire of airline groups who say it

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Businesses Flock to White House ahead of Biofuel Rule

by Julian Hattem  (The Hill Reg Watch) Officials at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have been busy meeting with chemical and energy companies in recent days, ahead of

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

ACI’s Carbon Dioxide Utilization Congress February 19-20, 2014 San Diego, CA

  ACI’s Carbon Dioxide Utilization Congress   February 19-20, 2014   San Diego, CA

The perception of CO₂ as a waste product is being challenged by the emergence of new industrial applications. CO₂ utilization is now set to play an important role in the

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Water, Food, Energy & Innovation for a Sustainable World November 3-6, 2013 Tampa, FL

  Water, Food, Energy & Innovation for a Sustainable World   November 3-6, 2013     Tampa, FL

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2013 International

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Wall Street Demands Answers From Fossil Fuel Producers on 'Unburnable' Carbon

by Elizabeth Douglass (InsideClimate News)  Groundbreaking initiative is forcing an investor rethink: What’s the value of fossil fuel stocks if companies must leave reserves in the ground A well-heeled coalition

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

National Security Experts Agree: Bust up Big Oil Monopoly

by Gary Haer (The Hill Congressional Blog)  For decades, the lack of a sensible U.S. transportation fuels policy hampered our ability to develop alternatives to oil’s stranglehold on the market.

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Wood Chips to Biofuel in Hours

(The Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Alpha Galileo)  Until now, it has taken weeks to make biofuel from trees. This slow pace has been a bottleneck for the industry. Researchers

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Government Raises Fuel Blending Ratio

by Kudakwashe Pembere  (The Herald)  Government has with immediate effect introduced E10 mandatory blending of anhydrous ethanol and unleaded petrol at levels of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent unleaded

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Look at Using Kentucky’s Sweet Sorghum Crop for Biofuel, Not Just for Biscuits

(KYForward)  Most sweet sorghum in Kentucky becomes syrup and goes on biscuits, but a new group of state lawmakers, experts and farmers has other plans. Instead of on biscuits, they

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast

(University of Tennessee)  “Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far the biobased fuel can go. Coordinated by the Southeast Partnership

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Producers Hunting Foreign Fields

by Mackinnon Lawrence (Forbes)  … Companies like SG Biofuels, Ceres, and others are squarely focused on biotechnology innovation, involving complex biological modifications at the crop’s cellular and genetic level.  The central focus of these

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

My Eco Energy Entering Bio-Diesel Market

by Alka Kshirsagar  (The Hindu Business Line)  Pune-based My Eco Energy is entering the bio-diesel market and the company plans to

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Advises Consumers to ‘Look Before You Pump’ at Gas Station

(Outdoor Power Equipment Institute)  The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing 100 small engine, utility vehicle

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Canola Could Be New Biofuel Crop for Central Great Plains

(Ag Professional/USDA Agricultural Research Service)  Farmers in the semiarid central Great Plains have traditionally used a two-year, no-till, dryland, winter

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Microbial Reality TV, Anyone? 21 Videos from the Leaders in Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here are 20 others to fill out a collection of videos on the leading companies

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

This Is How Much and Where Algae Fuel Could Be Grown on the Planet

by Katie Fehrenbacher (GigaOm)  Utah State University Professor Jason Quinn and his team took 15 years of weather data from

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Farm-In-A-Balloon Could Silence The Algae Biofuel Boo-Birds

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica)  A company called Proterro has come up with a super low-cost way to squeeze sucrose out

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Recognizes Six Students with Young Algae Researcher Awards at Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando

(Algae Biomass Organization)  First place awards for students at University of Texas at Austin and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC-San

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Congressional Algae Caucus Launched!

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Reps. Scott Peters and Matt Salmon as New Chairs of the Congressional Algae

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Bunge Signals a Shift from Sugar; What’s the Impact for Advanced Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, in the wake of a $37 million Q1 loss in its sugar

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Got Algae?: The 2013 Algae Biomass Summit

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  During four days, from September 31st to October 3rd, people from 34

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See It Now: When, How Will Algenol’s $0.75/Gallon Gas Savings Find a Station Near You?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everyone asks: exactly when will low-cost, energy-secure alternative fuels appear at the gas station? You

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Companies Rush to Build ‘Bio-Factories’ for Medicines, Flavorings and Fuels

by Ariana Eunjung Cha (The Washington Post)  For scientist Jack Newman, creating a new life-form has become as simple as

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Getting to Yes: A Focused Workshop Addressing Key Policy, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues in Commercializing Biobased Products November 11, 2013 Philadelphia, PA

  Getting to Yes: A Focused Workshop Addressing Key Policy, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues in Commercializing Biobased Products     November 11, 2013   Philadelphia, PA

2:30-5:30 p.m., November 11, 2013, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Center in Philadelphia, PA Innovation is great, but commercializing innovations is even better.

October 24, 2013 Read Full Article

2nd International Forum on Commercializing Global Green November 11-13, 2013 Philadelphia, PA

  2nd International Forum on Commercializing Global Green   November 11-13, 2013   Philadelphia, PA

The 2nd International Forum on Commercializing Global Green is more than just a meeting. It is part of an on-going

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NAA’s Camp Algae Update

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has released an update on their recently announced incubator program in North

October 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Tops 1 Billion Gallons

(National Biodiesel Board)  Industry Poised for Record-Breaking Year New EPA statistics released Thursday show the biodiesel industry has cracked the

October 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Disrupting the Gas Station: Startup Melds Biofuels, VCs, Grants

by Lauren Hepler (Silicon Valley Business Journal)  The green fad may be waning for Silicon Valley venture capitalists, but that isn’t

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Farm State Lawmakers Urge CFTC to Examine Volatile RINs Market

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters)  Thirteen U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the derivatives market regulator to examine fraud and manipulation in

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Biomass Organizations Write Support Letter for Bioenergy Programs

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A group of 30 biomass companies and organizations recently wrote to four congressmen supporting

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Clean Air & Biodiesel 5th & 6th Grade Lesson & Poster Contest

(American Lung Association of the Midwest)  Did you know that vehicle emissions are the largest source of air pollution in

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Minnesota Biodiesel Essay Contest Open to High School Seniors

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  October is “Biofuels Month” in Minnesota as proclaimed by Gov. Mark Dayton, and with the

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Scientists Identify Key Genes to Increase Plant Leaf Oil Content

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Biodiesel Magazine)  Scientists at the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

US EPA's 2014 RFS Volume Draft Proposal Misses the Boat

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The U.S. EPA’s 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligation proposal is under review by the

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Amyris to Enter Partnership to Supply Renewable Jet Fuel to GOL Airlines

(Amyris/MarketWatch)  Leading Airline in Brazil Seeks to Use Amyris’s Sugarcane-Derived Jet Fuel Following Industry Validation and Regulatory Approvals Amyris, Inc. AMRS -0.04% ,

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Research May Move Insects to Pest Status

(Rapid City Journal/Associated Press)  It’s 2004, and South Dakota State University forage crop breeder Arvid Boe is trying to figure

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Tax Incentives Boost Chinese Biodiesel Imports, Replace Diesel

by Jessica Jaganathan and Judy Hua (Reuters)  China’s biodiesel imports are surging, displacing local diesel sales as some trading companies take

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

New Online Tools to Help Petroleum Industry Grow with Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Web portal and newsletter to help petroleum professionals quickly access biodiesel information Professionals in the petroleum supply

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Industrial Biobased Ventures Raise $364M in Q3 2013; 5-Minute Guide to the Bioinvesting Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobased investing continues surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Is Straw Germany's Next Big Energy Resource?

Tilo Arnhold (Helmholtz Centre For Environmental Research/Renewable Energy World)   Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Promotes Consumer Choice

Gov. Terry E. Branstad (The Wall Street Journal) Letter to Editor:  The Renewable Fuel Standard provides choice and competition for

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

New Hope for Ethanol Plant?

by Leah Small (Progress-Index)  Vireol, the British energy company that bought the defunct Appomattox Bio Energy plant earlier this year,

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Security Council Calls on Lawmakers to Open Transportation Fuel Market

by Laura Barron-Lopez (The Hill E2Wire)  The surge in domestic oil production and the rise in vehicle fuel economy is

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Byproduct Increases Ethanol Yield

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Scientists from the University of Illinois have reported that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO Host Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture Tour

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)   On Oct. 10, Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour

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Hong Kong Commerce Secretary Gregory So Tours New Biodiesel Plant

(Hong Kong Commerce & Economic Development Bureau/Biodiesel Magazine)   Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, visited the

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Is the ILUC Soap Opera Nearing Its Finale?

by Rob Vierhout (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE)  It took almost three years for the European Commission to put a bill on

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

OPIC Expanding Horizons November 13, 2013 San Jose, CA

  OPIC Expanding Horizons   November 13, 2013     San Jose, CA

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will conduct a workshop for U.S. small to medium size businesses- in San Jose, CA

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar: Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research October 24, 2013 2:00PM Eastern

  Webinar:  Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research   October 24, 2013   2:00PM Eastern

On September 19, the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) launched a redesigned version of the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF), which

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SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ named Top Clean Energy Investment in West Africa

(Small World Carbon)  SMEFunds ‘Green Energy & Biofuels’ (Nigeria) has been named the best clean energy investment opportunity in West

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar: Can Biofuels Help Your City Achieve Its Carbon Reduction Goals? November 13, 2013 2:00PM Eastern

  Webinar:  Can Biofuels Help Your City Achieve Its Carbon Reduction Goals?   November 13, 2013   2:00PM Eastern

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Services Foundation)  Learn how you can lower your city’s carbon footprint and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Remembering the 1973 Oil Embargo

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  What were you doing on Oct. 17, forty years ago? Since I wasn’t born

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Here to Stay, MFA Marketing Head Says

by Randy Kirby (Sedalia News Journal)  Tom May, head of marketing for MFA’s fuel program, delivered a speech to the

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center Celebrates 10 Years, Biofuel Industry Growth, Development

by Holly Jessen   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Corn-to-Ethanol Center opened its doors for tours, lunch and demonstrations during

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act

(Office of Representative Jim Costa (D-CA 16th))  Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Peter Welch

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Poultry Meat Turns into Valuable Bio-Diesel Source

by M.K. Ananth (The Hindu)  Dr. John Abraham, a research scholar in the Veterinary College and Research Institute (VC&RI), here

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Sugar Industry for Direct Manufacture of Ethanol

by Dilip Kumar Jha (Business Standard)  A practice prevalent globally, to reduce fuel needs Sugar mills have urged the government to

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Woolworths Limited : Try Before You Buy: Free E10 Fuel Offered to Newcastle Motorists

(4-Traders.com)  Motorists in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie can get free E10 fuel for one hour today (October 21, 2013)  at

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Space, the Biobased Frontier: Hot Biotechnologies for the Big Beyond

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Next-gen biofuels technologies may be key to making the International Space Station cost effective —

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Evonik Opens New Biodiesel Catalyst Plant in Argentina

(Evonik Industries AG/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Oct. 21, Essen, Germany-based Evonik Industries started up a new plant for manufacturing biodiesel production

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Analysis: Brewing U.S. Ethanol Legal Battle Hinges on Meaning of 'Supply'

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters)  The fate of a landmark U.S. requirement to blend increasing amounts of biofuels into the nation’s

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

How Farmers Get from Sunflowers in the Field to Fuel in the Tank (Video)

by Rachel Carter  (The Examiner)  …State Line Biofuels operates a 120,000 gallon/year (300 gallon per batch capacity) biodiesel production facility, providing biofuel and

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

How the OPEC Oil Embargo Sparked Energy Independence — in Brazil

by Tiffany Stecker  (ClimateWire/EENews.net)  Forty years ago, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries placed an embargo on petroleum, bringing

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Announces Commercial Trials of Biochar

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Cool Planet Energy Systems has announced the launch of its trademarked Cool Terra biochar for

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol – Global Production, Major Trends, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2020

(GlobalBioBusiness.com)  “Cellulosic Ethanol – Global Production, Major Trends, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2020” is the latest report from

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

The Biofuels Benchmarking Annual Report Is Available for Purchase.

(Christianson & Associates)  The latest annual ethanol industry report, compiled by Christianson & Associates, PLLP (C&A), has been released. The

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

It's Proper Oversight, Not Bullying

by Senator Charles Grassley (The Wall Street Journal) Letter to editor:  In response to you editorial “The Ethanol Enforcers” (Oct. 8): It’s

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Farmers Learn Value of Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Each year during World Food Prize week, the Truth About Trade and Technology Global Farmer Roundtable brings farmers

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Column: Ethanol Worthwhile Endeavor

by Gerald Krueger (Aberdeen News)  …  It remains a mystery as to why there are those in our country who oppose

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Waste Fat to Biofuels Costs Slashed with New Sugar Based Catalyst

(Waste Management World)  Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a new sugar based catalyst that could

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Perennial Potential: Wheatgrass Shows Promise as Biofuel, Food

by Todd Nelson (Finance & Commerce)  University of Minnesota researchers are working to domesticate a perennial grain crop known as

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Bio-Fuel Production Threatens Ghana’s Agriculture – Director

(Ghana Business News)  Mr Cyril T. Quist, Brong Ahafo Regional Director of  Agriculture,  has said mining and biofuel  production in

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

MP Defends Region's Biofuel Industry

by Andy Richardson (The Northern Echo)  … Redcar MP Ian Swales defended the industry against Oppositon MPs when they used a Westminster

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Hand Up vs. Hand Out: New Government Programs Target Biofuels for Support in US, Canada

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …As most know, the US Government in the past few days re-opened for business, and

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Indonesia Palm Expansion Curbs Seen Thwarting 2020 Output Goal

by Yayat Supriatna (Reuters)  An Indonesian rule limiting plantation areas to just 100,000 hectares for new palm oil firms threatens

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Lemons Fly as Jet Fuel of the Future

(University of Queensland)  A University of Queensland researcher hopes to use a chemical found in lemons and other citrus fruits

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Enhancing Photopigment Formation to Boost Biofuel Production

by Jessica Brand (Royal Society of Chemistry)  Scientists in Australia have developed a nanoparticle light filter system that only lets through

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

New Device Harnesses Sun and Sewage to Produce Hydrogen Fuel

by Tim Stephens (University of California Santa Cruz)  A novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Reform Delayed Indefinitely

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  Legislation will most likely pass into a second reading. The European Parliament’s environment committee voted

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Molasses Can Supply 1/3 of Ukraine's Biofuel Need, Says Official

(Ukrainian  Journal)  The volume of molasses made in Ukraine in a year is enough to produce only 100,000 tons of

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First Commercial Biofuel Flight In Colombia

(AviationPros.com/Honeywell)  One of the aircraft’s two engines was powered by a 30/70 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-derived

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Petition to Puerto Rico's Governor to Participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard

(Causes.com)  In Puerto Rico, an online campaign is trying to collect 1,000 signatures to send to the governor urging him

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Production Surpasses Set Target for Second Straight Year

(GlobalData)  The US biodiesel industry is on pace to produce more than the 1.28 billion gallons set under the Renewable

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Analyzing the Impacts of Big Oil’s RFS “Dream Scenario”

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) …Slashing the “renewable fuel” portion of the RFS from 14.4 BG to 13.0 BG

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Re-engineering Internal Combustion Engine Could Deliver Big MPG Boost at Lower Cost with Fewer Emissions

by Jim Pierobon (The Energy Collective)  For all the advances with hybrid and pure electric vehicles and the attention they

October 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Corporate Profits vs Environmental Prophets

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … We know where the pollution is originating and what’s causing it. To not impose

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Camelina Company Earns RSB Certification

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global sustainability

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

About the Biofuels Center Shutdown

(North Carolina State University)  …But, on the other hand, the Biofuels program has managed to bring a lot of new

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Hanes Grows Biofuels: Students Focus on Environmental Sustainability

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Under the direction of the Biofuels Center, Hanes Middle School students in Winston-Salem, N.C., plant

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Pitt County Features Biodiesel 4 Schools Program in New Video

(Pitt County Government)  Since 2012, Pitt County Schools has partnered with Green Circle North Carolina to turn used cooking oil

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

North Carolina's Growing Strengths: The Solar Center's Clean Transportation Projects

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Virent Receives SAFE Innovation Award

(Virent)  Award Presented at Event marking the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 OPEC Oil Embargo Virent took third place honors from

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Radioactive Materials and Contaminants Found at Fracking Wastewater Disposal Site

(American Chemical Society)   A new study has found that liquid wastes from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that was treated and

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Communicating Sustainability in the Bio-Based Chemical Industry

by Kathryn Sheridan (Sustainability Consult/American Chemical Society)  In recent years, the bio-based chemical industry has experienced steady growth and interest

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Free Access to First Articles from Environmental Science & Technology Letters

(American Chemical Society)  Environmental Science & Technology Letters, the new peer-reviewed journal complementing Environmental Science & Technology, is offering free

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Recordings of 2012 Green Chemistry & Engineering Presentations Now Available Online Free

(American Chemical Society)  Watch sessions and presentations from the 2013 ACS Green chemistry Institute’s Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. Browse

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils (English)

(World Bank)  The purpose of this report is to improve the knowledge base for facilitating investments in land management technologies

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Jatropha Project in Guatemala Gets Additional Funding

(Biofuels International)  SG Biofuels (SGB), an energy crop company has signed a mandate letter with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

New National Algae Association Algae Production Incubator in North Texas

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the opening of a new Algae Production Incubator Program, located

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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