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Poultry Manure Vetted as Potential Cheap Nutrient Source for Pollution-Fighting Alga

by Tony Kryzanowski (Ag Annex)  … “Chicken manure is high in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. It contains the main nutrients that algae need,” says, Bob Mroz, president and chief executive officer

November 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Auto, Oil Company Coalition Urges EU Advanced Biofuel Roadmap to 2030

(Platts)  A report released Tuesday calling for a well defined advanced biofuel policy framework in the EU up to 2030 and beyond has been given full support by the group

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

What Does an All-of-the-Above National Energy Policy Mean?

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTech Media)   … “Based on statements from President Obama and his administration, ‘all of the above’ is the de facto U.S. national energy policy — but that

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazil Ethanol Needs to Fall Below 60% of Fuel to Boost Demand

by Isis Almeida (Bloomberg) Ethanol prices in Brazil, the world’s second-biggest producer, need to fall below 60 percent of gasoline costs for motorists to switch to the biofuel, boosting domestic demand, according to

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Good & Quick Offering E15 to Iowans

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Good & Quick located in Nevada, Iowa has begun selling E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles, making it the 11th registered E15 station in the state. In

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

“We The People” Support of the RFS

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) along with Representative Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) have written a letter for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gina McCarthy expressing concern over the proposed

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo October 13-15, 2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota

  National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo     October 13-15, 2014     Minneapolis, Minnesota

Produced by BBI International, this national event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets and more—with a core focus on the

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 9-12, 2014 Indianapolis, Indiana

  International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo   June 9-12, 2014    Indianapolis, Indiana

Now in its 30th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. The FEW is the largest, longest

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Koehlmoos Reaps Awards from Cellulosic Ethanol Research

by Jean Caspers-Simmet (AgriNews.com)  Eric Koehlmoos’ research on cellulosic ethanol led to national champion honors at the National FFA Science Fair last month in Louisville. The 17-year-old junior at South

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

A Design Viewpoint

(Washington State University)  … NARA (Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance) is developing regional aviation biofuel solutions, since the aviation industry is in need of a viable and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

That Turkey on Your Plate Could Use Some More Industry Competition

by Christopher Leonard (The Washington Post)  …Yet, the operating profit margins of the top four meatpackers rose steadily between 2007 and 2010, even as the economy stagnated, according to USDA data.

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Financiers of Palm Oil Must Stop Deforestation and Illegal Activity

(Friends of the Earth Europe)  Illegal and harmful production of palm oil in Indonesia is continuing, reveals a new report released today by Friends of the Earth. The study concludes

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Company Hopes to Tap into Sugar Cane, Sorghum for Fuel-Grade Ethanol

by James Palen (The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source)  … Brawley-based California Ethanol + Power is bringing the matter closer to home. The company has yet to build its first facility, but by possibly

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Sugar: Brazilian Model Producing More Ethanol and Reducing Output

by Jayashree Bhosale (Economic Times) … The sugar industry is exploring the possibility of adopting the Brazilian model. Brazil, which tops the world in sugar production, increases ethanol production if

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

OriginOil’s Algae Screen Demonstrates ‘Dramatic Drop In Contaminant Load’

(OriginOil)  New low-energy growth optimizer shows promise in controlling microbiological conditions for commercial algae producers OriginOil Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Park Service Withdraws Comments on Fracking Rule

by Matthew Daly (Associated Press/ABC News)  The National Park Service has withdrawn “inappropriate” comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing operations on public lands. Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Relief at the Pump, Begins with the Pump

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   High gas prices?! They’re a scandal, all right.  Turns out, alternative fuels are affordable fuels. And getting them distributed — well, here’s a chance for

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofore Concept Car to Premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show Next Spring

(UPM)  The Biofore concept car, a joint production by UPM and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, is to premiere at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, 6-16 March, 2014.

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Can We Harvest Invasive Species for Biofuels?

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois/Renewable Energy World)  … “When the topic of potential invasion by non-native biofuel crops has been raised at conferences I’ve attended, the ecologists in the room have

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Publish 'Survival of the Fattest' Algae Discovery

(Delft University of  Technology/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Researchers at TU Delft have developed a clever way of finding the fattest and therefore the most suitable examples among all the many species of

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Go Clean, Go Green, Go Algae

by Amelia Fox and Emily Thiel (Daniel Boone Student Reporter/Berks-Mont News)  In this oil-dependent world, a group of students at Daniel Boone High school are looking at alternatives that “Go Clean, Go

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae TV

(Algae Biomass Organization)  At the Algae Biomass Summit attendees were thrilled by a slate of videos showing the progress of many member companies as they build out, and begin operations

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Saudi – Kingdom to Produce 30,000 Tons of Algae

(MENAFN-Arab News)  Saudi Arabia will be one of the few algae producing countries around the world, with production capacity expected to reach 30,000 tons by 2014, said Jaber Al-Shehri, undersecretary

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Paper Mill in Maine, US Making Sugars for Biofuel from Wood Waste

(Biofuels International)  The paper industry in Old Town, Maine, US has been stuck in gradual decline for some years now. However, one company – Old Town Fuel and Fiber (OTFF)

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Why Have Expectations for Sweet Sorghum Soured?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Ceres points towards minimal plantings of its sweet sorghum hybrids in its key market of Brazil for next year, investors ask two questions.   Will

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Palm Oil: A Biofuel Redemption Model

by William I.Y. Byun and Philipp Barrage (Greenpower Fuels Singapore/London School of Economics/Renewable Energy World)  …  For example, from the palm harvest itself, when wastewater and waste biomass such as husks, shell

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

White House Revisits ‘Social Cost of Carbon’

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  The White House will seek new public comment on the “social cost of carbon” (SCC), a metric that helps regulators estimate the benefits of

November 26, 2013 Read Full Article

2013 North American Biochar Symposium: Science, Passion and Practice

by Danilo Gusmao de Quadros (Advanced Biofuels USA)*  Biochar is a black matter produced by pyrolysis of biomass (burned without or with a little amount of oxygen), which can be

November 25, 2013 1 comment Read Full Article

Lignobiotech III Symposium October 26-29, 2014 Concepcion, Chile

  Lignobiotech III Symposium   October 26-29, 2014   Concepcion, Chile

The Biotechnology Center of the University of Concepción, invites you to participate in the Lignobiotech III Symposium, to be held in October 2014 in Concepción, Chile. The third edition of

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

It Isn’t Only Corn: Brazilian Sugar Cane Ethanol Worries about Changes in RFS

by Herman Wang (Platts)  Much of the rhetoric surrounding the US Renewable Fuel Standard centers around the notion of home-grown fuels enhancing American energy security and independence. That puts Leticia

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

E15 Now Available in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  ECI has announced it has begun selling registered E15 to motorists who drive a 2001 or newer vehicle. ECI is located near Waterloo at 1144 Hwy 63 North

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Study: US Spewing 50% More Methane than EPA Says

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press/US News and World Report)  The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowans Worry about Ethanol's Lost Political Clout

by Thomas Beaumont (Associated Press)  … Now, Iowa’s senior political leaders are pondering how to shore up political support for the corn-based fuel at a time when its economic and environmental

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Oil Reaps $23 Billion Windfall – In One Day

(Americans United for Change)  What a difference a day makes for Big Oil.  The oil industry scored a big victory on Friday, November 15 as the U.S. EPA released a

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome and the EPA Biofuels Debacle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So, the EPA hands down cruel cutbacks in renewable fuel targets as the Administration reels under Obamacare pressure.   What happened to biofuels, why is “everyone’s

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

And the 2013 Environmental Turkey Goes to …The American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC.

by Bill Chameides (Duke University The Green Grok)  OK, folks, Thanksgiving approaches. For most of you it’s the beginning of the holiday season — family, parties, and presents. For us at

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Finland Corporate Cleantech Venture Day: Panel Discussions, Pitches and Speed Dating

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It is natural that a cleantech company requires capital and time to reach markets. A speaker at the 20th November 2013 Corporate Cleantech Venture

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Colorado Governor Proposes Strict Limits on Greenhouse Gas Leaks From Drilling

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on leaks of methane and other gases from well sites and

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

CBO: Carbon Tax Chops $1 Trillion from Deficit

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)   The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) floated 103 ways to help cut the deficit Wednesday, and one option takes out a much bigger bite than any other:

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Leave the Oil in the Soil; Leave the Coal in the Hole

Excerpts from a November 10, 2013, letter from 74 African organizations to US President Barack Obama. Dear President Obama, We are African organizations working for the realization of a healthy

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Gain Traction Over the Next 10 Years

(Fuels Institute)  The growth of vehicles running on alternative fuels will accelerate over the next decade, but diesel fuel- and gasoline-powered vehicles will continue to dominate market share, according to

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Tricked into Staying up Late to Produce Biomaterials

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Md. and Waseda University in Tokyo have modified cyanobacteria’s biological clock to remain in its daytime

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program December 5, 2013 Arlington, VA

  Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program   December 5, 2013  Arlington, VA

(Federal Register) The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, which EPA will publish separately in the Federal

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Talk to Farm Broadcasters

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …“In the matter of just a couple of weeks we’ll have E15 in 11 states, roughly 50 stations, and lots in the hopper,” adding there’s high

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Examining EPA’s Authority to Reduce RFS Volume Requirements

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association held a media teleconference Nov. 21, to address the issue of whether the U.S. EPA has the statutory authority to

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Many Have Stake in Maintaining RFS Certainty

(25 x ’25)  Disappointment, outrage, confusion, “betrayal,” “punch to the gut,” “pulls the rug out,” “huge step backwards” – all are characterizations of the reactions from the renewable energy sector

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

The Hunt for Biofuels Looks Beyond Ethanol

by Mara Lemos Stein (The Wall Street Journal)  A push is on to get more energy from nonedible plants …Amid growing pressure to make less ethanol from edible crops, some

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

AIM Interview: Jose Sanchez Piña

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Currently Vice President of QA & Services at OriginOil Inc., Jose Sanchez Piña is a veteran in the design and field operation of open pond, photobioreactor and

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Nordic Aviation Sector Joins with Boeing and Airbus to Launch a Regional Sustainable Biofuels Initiative

(Green Air Online)  Nordic airlines, airports and aviation authorities, with the support of Boeing, Airbus and IATA, have come together to form an association to facilitate the development and uptake

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

SkyNRG Gets Dutch Government Backing to Set up a BioPort Holland Sustainable Jet Biofuel Supply Chain

(Green Air Online)  SkyNRG has signed a Letter of Intent with the Dutch government, KLM, Neste Oil, Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam to scale up production of sustainable

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Branson Calls for 'Brains Trust' Collaboration to Achieve Commercial Scale-Up of Renewable Jet Fuels

(Green Air Online)  The Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson, is bringing together a ‘brains trust’ to collaborate in designing an innovative financial structure that

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

UCLA Develops Metabolic Pathway to Convert Sugars into Biofuels

(University of California)  University of California, Los Angeles chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

South Africa Biofuels Seen Raising Sorghum Output Fivefold

by Tshepiso Mokhema (Bloomberg)  South Africa’s plan to source all grain needed for biofuels production locally means sorghum output will have to climb at least fivefold, the nation’s biggest representative

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Biochar Quiets Microbes, Including Some Plant Pathogens

by Jade Boyd (Rice University)  Synthetic biologists at Rice probe biochar’s impact on microbial signaling In the first study of its kind, Rice University scientists have used synthetic biology to

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

The Market for Biodiesel Production from Used Cooking Oils and Fats, Oils and Greases in London

The Greater London Authority (GLA) wishes to evaluate the potential to reduce the emissions and carbon footprint of the bus fleet in London by using up to B30 biodiesel instead

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Team Uses a Cellulosic Biofuels Byproduct to Increase Ethanol Yield

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)   Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bioenergy from Forest Conference September 15-18, 2014 Helsinki, Finland DEADLINE March 3, 2014

  CALL FOR PAPERS: Bioenergy from Forest Conference September 15-18, 2014 Helsinki, Finland   DEADLINE March 3, 2014

The Conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the bioenergy. An important role is to create forest energy markets and mobilization. One focus is examples how to

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy from Forest Conference September 15-18, 2014 Helsinki, Finland

  Bioenergy from Forest Conference    September 15-18, 2014   Helsinki, Finland

The Conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the bioenergy. An important role is to create forest energy markets and mobilization. One focus is examples how to

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

5th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit February 4-7, 2014 San Diego, CA

  5th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit    February 4-7, 2014  San Diego, CA

The Premier Bio-Based & Sustainable Chemicals Networking Hub of 2014 The bio-based space is moving at a rapid pace as consumer trends for greener products drive the market, and the

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Biomass to Biofuels Spring 2014 Course January 13-April 30, 2014 Burlington, VT

  Biomass to Biofuels Spring 2014 Course    January 13-April 30, 2014   Burlington, VT

The mission of this program is to provide hands-on instruction in all possible bioenergy areas outlined below, support generation of related skilled workforce and stimulate bioenergy production : * LIQUID

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Can Algae Clean Water, then Feed Livestock?

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Can scientists grow algae in polluted water on dairy farms and then safely feed it to livestock?

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production

(Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego)  Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced with discovery Researchers at

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Secures a $7M Grant to Proceed with Its Second Industrial Pilot in Germany

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies announces its decision to construct its second industrial pilot on the site of the Leuna refinery, close to

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Arcadia Biosciences and DuPont Pioneer to Collaborate on Sorghum Technology Development

(Arcadia Biosciences)  Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer today announced their intention to collaborate to develop enabling technology to help

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Could Shipping Provide the Catalyst for Global Biofuel?

by Charlie Bartlett (Seatrade Global)  Given the poor quality of fuel on which many ship engines currently run, the global

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Reform in Trouble

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  MEPs must choose between accepting a weak Council position on control of biofuel or handing

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Financing Bioenergy, and Making Better Investment Decisions – via Renewable Proved Reserves

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In November 2011, the Digest ran a story on a remarkable proposition — advanced by

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Is Shrub Willow a Viable Biomass Feedstock for the US?

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  Shrub willow — the short rotation crop that kept the world in wicker baskets for

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Growing Algae to Produce Clean Fuel and Offset Carbon Emissions

by Meg Cichon (Renewable Energy World)  … On Monday afternoon, Power-Gen and Renewable Energy World attendees headed to the Culture Fuels

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Missouri University Researchers Make Soybeans Healthier

by Angela Pearson (KBIA)  On November 7, the Food and Drug Administration made a preliminary decision. That decision stated trans fats

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

New App Helps Drivers Find Alternative Fuel Stations

by  Laura Legere  (NPR/StateImpact)  … The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a resource you can take on the road. A free

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

How Whisky Makers Could Soon Be Providing A Superior Biofuel

by Jeff Spross (ThinkProgress.org)  With any luck, future whisky fans may be able to enjoy their three fingers in the

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Hopes for Vonore Biofuel Refinery Remain Elusive

by Joel Davis (The Daily Times)  Nearly four years after the ribbon was cut on one of the world’s first

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Boeing, GOL Airlines Announce Biofuel Collaboration

(BreakingTravelNews)  Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. will work together to speed the research, development and approval of new

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Co-Location of Torrefaction, Power, Biofuel Plants Reduces Costs

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Douglas Tiffany, assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota, discussed the economics of

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Favorable Feedstock Costs Can Drop Cellulosic Sugar Prices

(Lux Research/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lower feedstock prices can drive down prices of fermentable cellulosic sugar to 26 cents per kilogram

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn Oil Extraction Examined from Several Angles during Webinar

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  During a webinar held Nov. 14 four experts talked about corn oil extraction from

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Examines Implications of Record Corn Crop

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The record corn supply has multiple implications for the ethanol industry. The USDA’s

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Illinois Ethanol Plant to Build Co-Located Biodiesel Plant

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Adkins Energy LLC, a 48 MMgy ethanol plant located in Lena, Ill., is poised

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

CARD Report: Altering RFS Would Have Modest Effect on Corn Prices

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new paper from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University indicates

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Minnesota Station Celebrates State's First Biodiesel Blender Pumps

(Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to Staples Enterprises, motorists traveling through Heron Lake, Minn., now have even

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Boston Parks and Recreation Department Partners with Bioheat

(CBS EcoMedia/Biodiesel Magazine) The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department celebrated the installation of new oil tanks in the

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

32 US Senators Urge Administration to Support Biodiesel Growth

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. senators from across the country sent a letter Nov. 14

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Ceres Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

(Ceres)  – Plantings have commenced for the 2013-14 growing season in Brazil. – Number of mills evaluating Ceres’ sorghum hybrids

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Why UN Climate Talks Are Still Relevant: Report from COP 19 in Warsaw

by Michael Davidson (East Winds/The Energy Collective)  We are heading into the second week of UN climate negotiations in Warsaw

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Top Five Things You Should Know About Algae

by Christy Sterner (US Department of Energy) Read the blog to find out how algae can be used to create cost-competitive and

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Reshaping American Energy—A Look Back at BETO’s Accomplishments in 2013.

(US Department of Energy)  BETO recently published a new two-page overview document that highlights significant Office achievements from 2013. One

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Time to Reconsider a Carbon Tax?

by Wallace E. Tyner (PennEnergy/Purdue University) … First, with the new IPCC report it is abundantly clear that global warming and

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

The Biofuels Renewable Fuel Standard at a Crossroads

by Wallace E. Tyner (PennEnergy/Purdue University)  … So what is behind the differences in both my suggested values and the EPA

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Outstripping Climate Aid by Factor of Five

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Fossil-fuel subsidies paid by industrial nations are more than five times the climate aid provided

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Proposed Rules for 2014 RFS – A Volume of Uncertainty

by Seth Meyer and Rob Johansson (US Department of Agriculture/FarmDocDaily)  …Alternatively, if the EPA’s estimates of the potential for E85 consumption are

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Editorial, 11/20: Ethanol a Key Part of Energy Mix

(Journal Star)  … There’s little doubt  the industry is under attack by a misguided and misinformed alliance of tea party Republicans

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Destination China

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) China has quickly recovered its place as the top importer of U.S. distillers grains after

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

E15 Pumps to Open in Rochelle, Illinois

(Brownfields Ag News)  E-15 fueling pumps are coming to Rochelle, Illinois. A ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday at the

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

FEATURE: US Ethanol Producers Look to Exports, if 2014 RFS Caps Domestic Demand

by Herman Wang  (Platts)  Even before the US Environmental Protection Agency signaled last week that it planned to cut its

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

CLEEN II Industry Day December 3, 2013 Washington, DC

  CLEEN II Industry Day    December 3, 2013    Washington, DC

Federal Aviation Administration will be holding an Industry Day for the CLEEN II solicitation on December 3, 2013 at the

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Bio Architecture Lab, EcoShift Make Waves with Seaweed-Based Biofuels

by Dustin Mulvaney (EcoShift Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … EcoShift Consulting (www.ecoshift.com) recently conducted a GHG intensity analysis of a seaweed-based ethanol product

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Riley, McKeon & Giblin Bill to Promote Use of Bio-Based Heating Oil Released by Assembly Panel

(AssemblyDems.com)  Legislation Assembly Democrats Celeste Riley, John McKeon and Thomas Giblin sponsored to promote more use of bio-based heating oil

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Tri-State, LARD Purchase Bridgeport Biodiesel; Upgrades Planned

(Tri-State/Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City-based Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, have partnered with New Jersey-based

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

2nd Annual OPIS LCFS Workshop December 12-13, 2013 San Francisco, CA

  2nd Annual OPIS LCFS Workshop    December 12-13, 2013   San Francisco, CA

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard wave is spreading across North America – are you prepared? Attend this 2-day workshop and

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Are You a Fuel Smartie? Which Money-Saving Fuel Did You Buy, and When?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were buying higher blends of renewable fuels this year, you saved on dollars

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Continued Biodiesel Growth Jeopardized by EPA's 2014 RFS Proposal

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The U.S. biodiesel industry has grown significantly this year, but if the U.S. EPA’s final 2014

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

‘Operation Free’ on Renewable Energy

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability recently hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen Norman Seip (USAF, ret)

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Warn Against High Emissions from Oil Palm Expansion in Brazil

(Science Daily)  Expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Grant Helps Expand Biodiesel Training for Diesel Technicians

(Iowa Biodiesel Board)  Program helps ensure long-term integration of biodiesel into American fuel supply Some instructors from throughout the Midwest

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Intermarket Placing on the Biodiesel from Animal Fat

by Hayat Gazzane (Le Figaro)  The group Musketeers opened the first factory in France specializing in the production of biodiesel from the

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Minister Pongsak Outlines Biofuel, NGV Policies to Toyota Execs

by Watcharapong Thongrung  (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry will focus more next year on promoting natural gas for vehicles (NGV),

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Italian Battleship Taking Part in Biodiesel Certification Program for Will Pay a Friendly Visit to Klaipeda

(Noodls)  On November 19 through 25 the Caio Duilio destroyer of the Italian Navy which also took part in NATO’s

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Changes in California LCFS Are Called for in a New Report

by John Kingston (Platts)  The University of California-Davis has a new study out about California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Once you

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Veterans Enter Fight for RFS

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Two new organizations have entered the fight for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today as concerns

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Ethanol Decision Pushes Farm Bill toward Finish Line

by Erik Wasson (The Hill) The Environmental Protection Agency’s preliminary decision to reduce renewable fuels blending requirements has increased momentum to

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Grassley: Assault on Ethanol Misses Its Mark

by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (The Daily Nonpareil) … The predictable efforts to smear ethanol’s reputation ignore the renewable fuel’s valuable

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

UK Firm to Add 200 Jobs at Eastman Business Park

by Tom Tobin (Democrat & Chronicle) Naturally Scientific Technologies Ltd., a business described as an anchor in the Eastman Business Park’s

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Retailer Becomes 9th Station to Offer E15

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Waukon Feed Ranch in northeast Iowa will begin offering E15 for 2001 and newer

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Branstad Launches a New Website to Support Ethanol, Biodiesel Use in Fuel Supply

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched a new website to

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Unlocking the Universe of Biobased (and Not So Biobased) Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In Massachusetts, applied mathematicians Markos Katsoulakis and Luc Rey-Bellet of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will share

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazil Considering Switching from E100 to E85

(GlobalBioBusiness)  Ever since 1975 Brazil has been offering E100 in all its fuel pumps. E100, or 100% ethanol, has often

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Growing Support for Renewable Packaging and Green Chemistry | Commentary

by Jim Greenwood (Roll Call/Biotechnology Industry Organization)   During a time when partisan politics rule the day, it is sometimes hard

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Beta Renewables Technology to Make Ethanol, Bioglycols in China

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  M&G Chemicals announced its decision to construct a second-generation biorefinery in China to convert

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Vilsack Defends EPA’s Slashing of RFS

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is defending the Obama Administration’s proposal to cut the 2014 Renewable

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As Pentagon Invests in Green Fuel, Critics Focus on the Cost

by Evan Halper   (Los Angeles Times)  On a recent Navy voyage, alternative fuel cost $26 a gallon, and millions are

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USDA Solicits New Bids under the Feedstock Flexibility Program

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is offering to

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Waste Rice Crops Provide Promise for Sustainable Fuels of the Future

(University of Nottingham)  Scientists from The University of Nottingham have received vital funding to create new biofuels which will address

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Argentine Biodiesel Exports Seen Increasing on Demand From U.S.

by  Whitney McFerron (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Argentina, the world’s biggest biodiesel exporter, is increasing shipments of the fuel on stronger U.S. demand,

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Meet Me at the World’s Flare; Methane Gas Flaring, and the Role of Biobased Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The flares — Dakota fireflies — dot the landscape like pin-lights. They burn natural gas

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards / Proposal Seeks Input to Address “E10 Blend Wall,” Reaffirms Commitment to Biofuels

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (November 15, 2013) proposed for public comment the levels

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/INNOVATIONS: Cleantech 2014 June 15-19 Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD DEADLINES: December 31, 2013 for abstracts; January 31, 2014 for innovations

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/INNOVATIONS: Cleantech 2014 June 15-19 Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD  DEADLINES: December 31, 2013 for abstracts; January 31, 2014 for innovations

Clean Technology is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference addressing advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies and clean business practices applied towards a more sustainable

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Cleantech 2014 June 15-19 Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD

  Cleantech 2014   June 15-19   Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD

Clean Technology is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference addressing advancements in traditional technologies, emerging technologies and clean business practices applied towards a more sustainable

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

7th Biofuels International Conference September 24-25, 2014 Ghent, Belgium

  7th Biofuels International Conference    September 24-25, 2014   Ghent, Belgium

The 7th Biofuels International Conference to be held at The Marriott Hotel, Ghent, Belgium 24-25 September 2014 Key sponsors the

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico DEADLINE: February 14, 2014

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico   DEADLINE:  February 14, 2014

The 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 15-18, 2014 Santa Fe, New Mexico

  4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts   June 15-18, 2014    Santa Fe, New Mexico

The 4th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts provides direct interaction for attending delegates, with scientific and technical leaders

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014 June 22-27, 2014 Sydney, Australia DEADLINE: January 31, 2014

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014 June 22-27, 2014 Sydney, Australia   DEADLINE:  January 31, 2014

Historically, Australia has been a leader in algal applications and currently there are many exciting research and industrial developments in

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014 June 22-27, 2014 Sydney, Australia

  5th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology – ISAP 2014    June 22-27, 2014   Sydney, Australia

Historically, Australia has been a leader in algal applications and currently there are many exciting research and industrial developments in

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2014 Valladolid, Spain DEADLINE: January 15, 2014

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2014 Valladolid, Spain   DEADLINE: January 15, 2014

The 10th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Valladolid, Spain, from Wednesday

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2014 Valladolid, Spain

  10th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    June 4-6, 2014     Valladolid, Spain

The 10th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Valladolid, Spain, from Wednesday

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Military Mobile Power Summit January 13-14, 2014 Washington, DC

  Military Mobile Power Summit     January 13-14, 2014    Washington, DC

DSI’s Military Mobile Power Summit is a senior level, educational ”Town Hall” forum that will bring together selected technology, engineering, and

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo May 5-9, 2014 Long Beach, CA DEADLINE: November 29, 2013

  CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo May 5-9, 2014 Long Beach, CA  DEADLINE: November 29, 2013

Learn how to reduce your fuel costs and emissions during three days of fleet-focused educational sessions. Join us at ACT

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WEBINAR State Biodiesel Policy Roundup and Update: Mandates, Production and Blending Incentives, Bioheat Legislation December 5, 2013 2:00PM CDT

  WEBINAR State Biodiesel Policy  Roundup and Update: Mandates, Production and Blending Incentives, Bioheat Legislation     December 5, 2013   2:00PM CDT

The questionable fate of the U.S. renewable fuel standard (RFS) has dominated headlines in recent months, with powerful oil and

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

European Algae Biomass Conference May 5-7, 2014 Seville, Spain

  European Algae Biomass Conference  May 5-7, 2014   Seville, Spain

Maximising Commercial Successes in Algae Biomass by Combining Focussed R&D With Business Strategy ACI’s 4th annual European Algae Biomass Conference will

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

​Designing a Fair Carbon Tax

by Daniel F. Morris (Resources Magazine)  … Although putting a price on carbon may possibly have regressive impacts, economic estimates can

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

How Electric Cars Can Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Joshua Linn and Virginia McConnell (Resources Magazine)  …The motivation for these policies is that many consider electric vehicles to be

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Wood Bioenergy and Land Use: A Challenge to the Searchinger Hypothesis

by Roger A. Sedjo, Brent L. Sohngen, Anne Riddle  (Resources for the Future)  A concern of many environmentalists is that the

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?

by Bill Chameides (Duke University)  New study concludes that biofuels can be part of climate-energy solution. The debate has been

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit April 23-25, 2014 Shanghai, China DEADLINE: February 28, 2014

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit    April 23-25, 2014   Shanghai, China   DEADLINE:  February 28, 2014

2014 China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit will be held from April 23rd to 25th, 2014 in Shanghai Lake

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Strengthening National Laboratory Commercialization December 10, 2013 Washington, DC

  Strengthening National Laboratory Commercialization    December 10, 2013   Washington, DC

The Department of Energy’s National Laboratories are a key driver of energy innovation and represent over $14 billion in annual

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A Few More Storms Like Typhoon Haiyan May Finally Make Our Leaders Act on Climate Change

by Jeffrey D. Sachs (The Washington Post/Earth Institute at Columbia University)  …Through all of this, Congress sits supine. And it’s

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Obama Messes with the RFS

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA released its 2014 proposed standards and volumes for renewable fuels. The volumes, as

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference June 17-19, 2014 North Bethesda, Maryland

  18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference    June 17-19, 2014   North Bethesda, Maryland

The 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held June 17-19, 2014 in the Washington DC area. As

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Output Could Reach 14 Billion Gallons in 2014: ADM Chief

(Reuters/The Western Producer)  U.S. ethanol output could reach 14 billion gallons in 2014: ADM chief U.S. production of corn-based ethanol

November 15, 2013 Read Full Article

CTi’s Application for Biodiesel Production Approved by USPTO

(PRWEB/CTi)   Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (“CTi”) (OTCBB: CVAT) (Berlin: Stuttgart: WTC) announced today that the Company’s U.S. Patent Application, entitled ‘Process

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