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Scientific Results Presented at 2013 ASA Annual Meeting Indicated: The Environmental Benefits of Biofuels Are Much More than We Had Thought

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The substitution of fossil fuels by advanced biofuels per se has a huge impact on the environment through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, consequently mitigating global warming effects by the transportation

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EU Proposal to Unilaterally Regulate International Flights in EU ETS Puts Global Scheme at Risk, Says 'Shocked' IATA

(GreenAir Online)  The proposal by the European Commission to include international aviation in its ETS without any international consultation could re-open the threat of trade wars and distract States from focusing on working together to develop a global market-based climate

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Purti Signs Pact with Praj Industries for Ethanol

by Ramu Bhagwat (Times of India)  Pune-based Praj Industries which is a pioneer in developing new technology for ethanol production from agricultural waste has signed an agreement with Nitin Gadkari-promoted Purti Sugar to set up a new generation ethanol plant. To be located

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Most Automakers on Board with E15

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Overcoming the E10 blend wall is priority No. 1 for the ethanol industry, and progress is being made on two fronts. The number of retail stations offering E15 is growing in step with the

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Montana State University Research into Algal Biofuels Keys Larger Study

by Sepp Jannotta (MSU News Service)  ... Robin Gerlach is the MSU professor coordinating research into the production of oil-producing algae, as well the feasibility of commercial-scale biofuel production based on microbes discovered in Yellowstone National Park. Part of a multi-institutional

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Beating the Drum for Industrial Beets

by Keith Norman (Forum News Service/Ag Week)  The promoter of an idea to raise sugar beets to be converted into energy and chemicals says 13 communities in central North Dakota could be home to processing plants. Maynard Helgaas, president of the

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Advanced Biofuels USA's Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 100 People in the BioEconomy by Biofuels Digest

For Immediate Release December 31, 2013—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fourth year recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy for 2013. Advanced Biofuels

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Vilsack; POET, LanzaTech, Beta Renewables, Genomatica, DuPont, Solazyme, KiOR, Raizen, REG Execs Win Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy poll for 2013-14

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the annual poll, voters reward key fighters on the RFS2 front, companies reaching scale, and pioneers in renewable chemicals. Top 300 recognized. In Florida, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack headed the “Top 100 People

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Ethanol Loses Friends and Influence as Reform Movement Grows

by Javier E. David  (CNBC)  Ethanol requirements for U.S. gasoline appear to be losing friends and influencing the wrong people, with calls growing to reform or scrap the government mandates altogether. The Environmental Protection Agency in November proposed reducing the amount

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ARB Delays New Biodiesel Rules To Address South Coast NOx Concerns

(Inside EPA)  State air board officials this week postponed until March the possible adoption of new rules for biodiesel and other "alternative diesel" fuel blends, in order to consider last-minute concerns raised by South Coast air district officials that the

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Cellulose Fibre Chain Initiative Creating a Long-Term Future for SA’s Forestry Industry

(South Australia Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy)  Developing higher-value forestry products is the key to creating a sustainable future for the forestry industry. A new study into developing more sustainable and higher-value products from the Limestone Coast’s forestry

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Viji Sitther Wins Maryland Innovation Grant for Biofuel Research and Development

(Morgan State)  Maryland may soon delve into a new way of sustainable biofuel production, thanks to the research of Morgan State Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Viji Sitther. Last month, Dr. Sitther received a $100,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative grant to begin

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Research Aims to Expand Brazil Sugarcane Acres Further South

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Brazil ethanol producers are looking for new areas for future expansion of sugarcane production. Petrobras signed a technical cooperation agreement with Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corp., to develop sugarcane production in the

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GTL Resources, QTI Partner to Develop NextGen Frac Technology

(GTL Resources/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  GTL Resources USA Inc., owner of Illinois River Energy LLC, and Quality Technology International Inc., through its subsidiary, QTI-AMG LLC, announced that they have formed a partnership to collaborate on a new, transformative hybrid fractionation technology

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Agriculture Secretary Reports Progress at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

(US Department of Agriculture)   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reported progress on a number of trade issues with China as a result of the 24th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which wrapped up today in Beijing. The JCCT

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Solon Wants House to Probe Biofuel Compliance

by  Butch Fernandez (Business Mirror)  ... A lawmaker has filed a resolution asking the House Committee on Energy to probe the performance and impact assessment of the Biofuels Act of 2006 and the development of alternative sources of biofuels, following reports that

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Changes in Land Use Promotes Biodiversity

(University of Bern, Switzerland)  If grassland used intensively, biodiversity decreases. Particularly affected are rare species, a new study headed by Berner plant scientists shows. Such negative effects could be reduced if farmers would vary the intensity of their management in

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DOE Pulls Funding for Bluefire Mississippi Project over Financing Woes; BFRE to Appeal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following notice was filed Friday with the SEC by Bluefire Renewables:  On December 23, 2013, Bluefire Renewables received notice from the Department of Energy indicating that the DOE would no longer provide funding under

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EPA’s Christmas Gift to the Oil Refiners

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The Obama administration appears ready to give the oil refining industry the perfect gift this Christmas. If left unchanged, EPA’s proposed RFS rule for 2014 could result in codifying the so-called blend wall

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Report Addresses Compliance Costs of California's LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A recent report authored by two University of California, Davis researchers examines the economics of the California low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program. According to information released by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies,

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New Study Exposes Flood of Dark Money Feeding Climate Change Denial

(EcoNews)  A new study conducted by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD, exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change countermovement. This study marks the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of

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Cellulosic Biofuel, Cellulosic Diesel RINs Generated in November

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month. According to the EPA, 59,119 D3

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YEAR-END WRAP: Exports to Underpin US Refinery Output in 2014

by Janet McGurty (Platts)  Infrastructure will remain the watchword as US refiners look to further cement their role as world class product exporters in 2014, improving export capacity and rejigging refineries to increase their output of export-friendly diesel, sometimes at the

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Grass as the New Biofuel

by Lisa Deeney (Agriland)  A new European research project seeks grass crops that could be grown and harvested on marginal lands, away from areas suitable for food crops. According to the researchers, grass could be used to produce biofuels. The advantage of

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Study Provides Comparison of Biomass Crop Growth in the Midwest

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois evaluated woody and grassy biomass feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production at Illinois. Twenty-one species of short-rotation woody biomass were included in the study.

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Special EU Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The technology is there. Demand for alternative fuels, chemicals and materials is there. Feedstock is expensive.   In so many of the signature developments announced around the world this year, there’s been an EU technology in

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Algenol Produces “Algae Sex Tape”

(Algae Industry Magazine)  ... Algenol Biofuels has released its “Algae Sex Tape,” a sensual, pro-alternative energy, take on making ethanol from algae…with a passion. Using sophisticated graphics, slow motion and provocative angles, the Algenol video exposes the more playful side of making

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Time for Rebranding: We Are Protein Producers!

by Rob Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the yearly F.O.Licht's World Ethanol Conference, two speakers spoke about ethanol as a coproduct, focusing on front-end separation of high-value protein from the corn, or recovering the yeast to produce a protein concentrate. ... There were

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NREL Report Counters Big Oil’s False E15 Claim

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The concept of the blend wall is based on a controversial study that has been called into question, most recently by a National Renewable Energy Laboratory analysis that identified a series of serious flaws. ... The

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10-Year Trials Show 10-ton Yields for Miscanthus in Illinois

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Illinois researchers reported results from a decade of field trials with miscanthus, the first plots to be planted in the U.S. The average annual yield of miscanthus grown in seven Illinois locations over

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Universities Receive $10M to Study Biofuels

by Martiin Kidston (Missoulian)  If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of fuel could 42 million acres of dead and dying forests produce? Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department

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Start-Up Uses Plant Seeds for a Biofuel

by Todd Woody (New York Times)  ... Hailed about six years ago as the next big thing in biofuels, jatropha attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments, only to fall from favor as the recession set in and as growers

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EIA Updates State Profiles, Adds Data on Renewables

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration has updated its state energy profiles and added new analytical narratives on the energy sectors of each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. The narratives

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Israel's New Motor Fuels Strategy Leans on Gas

by Ari Rabinovitch (Reuters)  Israel plans to cut oil use in transportation by 60 percent by 2025, an aggressive target by world standards, and will tap into its newfound natural gas deposits to make it happen. It is also investing heavily

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Community Fuels Awarded $4.9 Million Grant for Expansion

(Community Fuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Community Fuels was awarded a grant from the California Energy Commission of more than $4.9 million to support the expansion of Community Fuels’ advanced biorefinery at the Port of Stockton, Calif. The grant solicitation was entitled “Commercial

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Ethanol and Air Quality: Influence of Fuel Ethanol Content on Emissions and Fuel Economy of Flexible Fuel Vehicles

by Carolyn P. Hubbard , James E. Anderson , and Timothy J. Wallington  (Environmental Science and Technology)  Engine-out and tailpipe emissions of NOx, CO, nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC), nonmethane organic gases (NMOG), total hydrocarbons (THC), methane, ethene, acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, ethanol, N2O,

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Gevo Biofuel Produced in Luverne, Minn., Passes Army Helicopter Test

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Gevo Inc., which produces an alternative alcohol in a former ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn., said Monday that the Army has successfully flown a Black Hawk helicopter using a 50-50 blend of jet fuel and

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Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Asia looks at petroleum reserves and exploration and concludes: our future is in biomass. As we wrote in 2012: “There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy

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Study Calls for Changes to Cellulosic Tax Incentives

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new study published by the International Council on Clean Transportation and researchers from John Hopkins University determined that making minor changes in existing federal tax incentives for cellulosic biofuels could help unlock much

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Ethanol is a Win for Illinois, A Win for Agriculture

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Illinois State Representative Donald Moffitt knows agriculture. He grew up on a family farm, on which his son still farms (and Don occasionally helps). This has been a huge asset for him in his role as

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EPA Agrees to 'Take Another Look' at Biofuel Blending Rules - Harkin

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters)  * 16 farm-state Senators urge agency not to cut biofuel blending quotas; * Despite EPA administrator's assurances, major changes unlikely - expert; * EPA seeks to put biofuel blending program on "manageable trajectory" The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has

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Company Says Plants Offer New Biofuel Possibilites

by  Simon Khoo (The Star)  iNNOVATIVE Green products that can help to address climate change are the way forward as far as Kuantan-based businessman Datuk Seri Tan Hoe Beng is concerned. Tan said after 10 years of intensive research and development by

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Ethanol Plant Being Prepped to Open

by Leah Small (Progress-Index)  A plan by Vireol Bio-Industries PLC to open the ethanol plant instead of shipping it overseas was unofficially announced at a meeting of city industrialists, sparsely attended by the public. Larry Wilson, plant manager, made the

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KiOR Provides Operational Update on Columbus Facility

(MarketWatch/KiOR)  KiOR, Inc., provided today (December 23, 2013) an update on the operations at its Columbus, Mississippi, facility. KiOR expects that, given current and anticipated operations through the remainder of the year, the Columbus facility will produce approximately 410,000 gallons of

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The Venus Technology: Algae Joins Wood at the Liquefaction and Supercritical Frontier for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  PNNL develops a project that, using conditions usually found on the planet Venus, produces a continuous stream of drop-in advanced biofuels, from algae, with the potential for dramatically lowered costs.   It’s another step forward in

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Futurist: Algae Is 2013’s 2nd Most Interesting Prediction

(Algae Industry Magazine) Patrick Tucker, and the Futurist magazine, have assembled a list of the 30 most interesting predictions made in 2013, originating from researchers, A-list actors, and industry titans. Among Tucker’s personal favorites, number two is that: “Massive amounts

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Amyris Meets Funding Milestones and Announces $28 Million Private Placement With Participation From New and Existing Investors

(Amyris)  First Purpose-Built Industrial-Scale Plant Completes First Year of Successful Operation in Brazil.   Amyris announced today an agreement to sell senior convertible promissory notes in a private placement for $28 million in cash proceeds. Under the terms of the agreement, one

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Give the Earth the Gift of a Bio-Based New Year's Resolution

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) As the old year bows out, we greet the new year with wishes for happiness, good health and renewal. It's a time for resolutions to make us better people; to make this a better world. Advanced

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/POSTERS: TCS 2014: Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products September 2-5, 2014 Denver, CO DEADLINE: March 15, 2014

Join us at TCS 2014, a biofuels conference that focuses exclusively on thermochemical processing of biomass into fuels and chemicals. The program will feature speakers discussing recent scientific developments in this rapidly developing field. This forum offers a mix of plenary

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Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative's Sustainable Alternative Fuels Cost Workshop

On November 27, 2012, CAAFI—in conjunction with FAA and the Department of Energy—hosted a stakeholder workshop to benchmark the cost of producing sustainable bio-based jet-fuel processes. The event was held in advance of the 2012 CAAFI Research & Development Team

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Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases New Information on Aviation Biofuels Initiatives

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) recently launched a new Web page that houses information about all of the Office’s research and development efforts in aviation biofuels. The page provides highlights about workshop and project efforts, and

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A Q&A with JatroDiesel

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  JatroDiesel’s technology has been selected by Patriot Renewable Fuels for its 4-5 million biodiesel facility under construction next to its ethanol plant in Annawan, Illinois. The biodiesel plant, when it goes into operation in September 2014 will use the corn oil

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NCMA Launches Interactive Algae Website and Database

(Algae Industry Magazine)  East Boothbay, Maine-based Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) has announced the launch of its new website and relational database – (ncma.bigelow.org) – designed by Shero Designs for buying algae and related services. The enhanced

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Branstad, Five Other Governors Lobby President for Higher Ethanol Mandate

by Donnelle Eller  (Des Moines Register)  Six Midwestern governors sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing their support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which his administration has proposed scaling back in 2014. In a letter to the president, Environmental Protection

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E15 Arrives in Fort Dodge, Iowa

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent ethanol, has arrived in Fort Dodge, Iowa. STAR Energy is the 14th E15 retailer in the state, offering the blend to drivers of cars manufactured in 2001 or

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Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Hosts a Biofuel Forum for Republican Senate Candidates

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On the sixth anniversary of the signing of the expanded federal renewable fuel standard (RFS) into law, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association hosted a renewable fuels forum for Iowa’s leading Republican candidates seeking the

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Bills to Extend Tax Credits Benefiting Biofuels Introduced

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Dec. 12, Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., introduced two bills that would benefit the biofuels industry. One, H.R., 3758, aims to extend the second generation biofuel producer credit and the special allowance for second

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CoBank Report Considers Implications of 2014 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving rural American industries, has published a report predicting that the U.S. EPA’s proposed 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements will have little impact on U.S. ethanol production

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Record Season for Ethanol in Brazil Unlikely to Be Repeated

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Brazil ethanol industry saw record supplies for the 2013/2014 crush season just being wrapped up, and got a welcome boost from auto executives who said ethanol-powered cars are more viable for reducing

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ICM, IGPC Ethanol Sign Letter of Intent

(ICM/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ICM Inc. has announced that IGPC Ethanol Inc. of Ontario, Canada, has signed a letter of intent to be the first Canadian adopter of ICM’s Generation 1.5 technology. Today’s milestone announcement will enable IGPC Ethanol to produce corn

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Sweetwater Energy Gets $2.5M Award from NY State

(Democrat & Chronicle) Sweetwater Energy Inc. has won a $2.5 million award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to pay for five facilities in New York state to produce sugar from various types of waste plant material, including agricultural

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Enlisting Cells' Protein Recycling Machinery to Regulate Plant Products

(Brookhaven National Laboratory/Phys.Org) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a new way to regulate the production of phenols, a class of plant products with a wide range of applications for humans. These compounds serve as

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Bio-Isobutanol Wins Key Thumbs-up from Underwriters Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, Underwriters Laboratories announced a joint research program has determined that gasoline fuel storage and dispensing equipment meeting latest UL standards can safely and successfully use blends of up to 16% biobutanol. This is

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False Alarms vs Hard Data: the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Results, and the Critics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All those worries about the impact of biofuels on food prices, deforestation, Gulf hypoxia? ...  RFS2 fuels have been described as “fantasy fuels”, “government fuels”, derided as “farmer fuels”. Biofuels in general have been, for

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Senators Push for Clean Energy Tax Credit Extensions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A group of 24 senators, led by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., issued a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Finance on Dec. 16 calling for support of programs that spur investment in

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Iowa City to Negotiate with Trash-to-Ethanol Company

by Gregg Hennigan (KCRG.com) Iowa City will enter into negotiations with a company that says it could turn most of the city’s garbage into ethanol. But residents, environmentalists, representatives from the recycling industry and labor union officials urged the city to delay

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Powering the Navy’s Energy Future

Long committed to strengthening its energy security and independence, the Department of the Navy has set robust goals for reducing demand and increasing alternative energy use.   Dennis McGinn, recently confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations,

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Hot Sugar! Sweetwater Energy to Supply Pacific Ethanol with Industrial Sugars for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Sweetwater Energy and Pacific Ethanol announced a project to supply customized industrial sugars for the production of cellulosic ethanol. The agreement supports the construction of a cellulosic biorefinery, contingent upon Sweetwater Energy

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IL Sen. Todd Sieben “Retired To” Working for Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  (Todd) Sieben (Chairman Central Bank and retired state senator) is currently working with the Illinois General Assembly on passing legislation that would incentivize the use of E15 in Illinois. He explained that for many years there has

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EIA Publishes AEO2014 Reference Case

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the early release of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014), increasing its projections for biomass energy and other renewables. The analysis also predicts increased consumption of biofuels

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Renewable Fuels Association Reflects on Success of the RFS

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuel Association showcased the trends and successes of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) on the sixth anniversary of the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. “Six years ago I

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CRG Researchers Sequence and Analyse For the First Time Sugar Beet Genome

(Alpha Galileo/Centre for Genomic Regulation)  The study, published in Nature today, describes the sugar beet reference genome sequence generated by researchers both from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG),  the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and the University of

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Cassava-Based Ethanol Set to Boom in 2014 Tied to Crop Income Guarantee Scheme

(Bangkok Post)  The amount of cassava used in producing ethanol will nearly double to 3 million tonnes next year, driven by Commerce Ministry moves to push up the price of the crop. At present, 38% of ethanol produced in the country

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U.S. Invalidates 33.5 Million Renewable Credits After Fraud (1)

by Mark Drajem   (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it has invalidated 33.5 million renewable-fuel credits sold by an Indiana company for biofuel it didn’t produce, the fourth time the agency has alleged fraud in the program. The filing

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District of Columbia Set to Consider Ban on Diesel Registrations

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Legislation pending before the District of Columbia City Council banning diesel-powered cars and trucks will get a hearing on January 8, 2014 before the Transportation and Environment Committee.  The “Sustainable DC Omnibus Act” introduced on November 29

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POET-DSM’s Project Liberty Cellulosic Ethanol Plant, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...As POET-DSM’s folk advise: “The communication to the local, regional and national community is critical as we face challenges to the RFS with grain ethanol.  Our educational efforts, updated construction photos and participation in local

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Sen. Baucus Launches Major Senate Energy Tax Reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new, technology-neutral tax credit for the domestic production of clean transportation fuel? Read on. In Washington, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) unveiled the latest package in a series of proposals to overhaul America’s

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Engineering Research Center to Develop an Ethanol Engine with Better Performance

by Elton Alisson (Agencia)  FAPESP and Peugeot Citroën approved a proposal for the creation of a Research and Engineering Center focused on the development of biofuel-powered combustion engines. The center will bring together researchers at the Mechanical Engineering School of the

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Toyota to Race Biodiesel SUV in 2014 Dakar Rally

(Japan Times)  Toyota Auto Body Co. has entered a team in the 2014 Dakar Rally, the subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. said. The team plans to run a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 sport utility vehicle in the roughly 5,500-km off-road race

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Department of Energy Releases $8 Billion Solicitation for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects

(US Department of Energy)  As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department published a solicitation today, making up to $8 billion in loan guarantee authority available to support innovative advanced fossil energy projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester

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Madagascar: The Application Decree on Ethanol Fuel Is Expected

(AgenceEcofin.com)  Farmers, economic and other Malagasy researchers operators are waiting for an implementing decree on fuel ethanol. While the text, waited for more than a year, has not yet been enacted, the various actors in the ethanol industry are willing to

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BASF, Renmatix Sign Joint Development for Industrial Sugars from Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... In Pennsylvania and Germany, BASF and Renmatix signed a non-exclusive joint development agreement to scale up the Renmatix Plantrose process for the production of industrial sugars based on lignocellulosic biomass. The parties have agreed to

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A Concern with the EPA

by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (Marshall Democrat News) ... I am very concerned with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent decision to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirement for next year. It would be lowered by almost 3 billion gallons in 2014,

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Corn Plummeting Spurs Talk of ’80s U.S. Farmland Bust: Mortgages

by Kathleen M. Howley (Bloomberg)  ... Now, as corn prices start to decline, bankers and agricultural economists are predicting a slowdown in farmland prices that could turn into a bust. “I can see the fear in farmers’ eyes when they think of

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54 U.S. Representatives Call for Continued Biodiesel Growth

(National Biodiesel Board)  Bipartisan Group Signs Letter Calling for Strong RFS Fifty-four members of Congress representing 24 states called on the Obama Administration Wednesday to boost its proposal for biodiesel production under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) next year. Biodiesel – made

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Algae.Tec Growth System Validated, Enters Nutraceutical Market

(Algae.Tec/Biodiesel Magazine)  Algae.Tec Ltd. announced receipt of a validation report from Sydney Environmental and Soil Laboratory Pty Ltd., a National Association of Testing Authorities approved company. Algae.Tec Chairman Roger Stroud is extremely pleased with the results of the validation that confirms

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Neste Oil Achieves Palm Oil Certification Target Two Years Early

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has achieved its long-term target of using only certified palm oil as an input for its renewable diesel production process. The original target, set in 2009, was that 100 percent of the raw palm oil

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IRFA Summit to Address Benefits of Biodiesel Use, Expansion

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced speakers that will address expansion of the biodiesel market through policy initiatives and broader distribution networks at the 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show taking place at

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Renewable Energy Group Agrees to Acquire Syntroleum Corp.

(Renewable Energy Group/Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. and Syntroleum Corp. announced Dec. 17 that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum Corp., and assume substantially all

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JOil Demonstrates Strong Trend of Improving Yields from Large Scale India Field Trials

(JOil) JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy crop developer of a new generation of Jatropha, has achieved an average seed yield of 3.53 metric tonnes per hectare in the third year of its large scale India field trials. Unpruned, the

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Amyris Continues Successful Commercialization

(Amyris/MarketWatch)  Amyris increased to 400 the number of São Paulo city buses running on a blend of Diesel de Cana(TM) In 2014, Amyris plans to produce its fragrance oil molecule from its own manufacturing facility in Brazil, following recent successful scale

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Production Workshop San Francisco February 28, 2014 Richmond, CA DEADLINE: January 28, 2014

Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop When the NAA brings together collaboration between commercially-minded algae researchers and commercial algae producers, water process engineers, students, vets, investors, lenders, IP attorney's and algaepreneurs good things happen. Our workshops are not trade

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Scientists Help Adapt Brazil Farming to Climate Change

by Moises Avila  (Phys.Org)  Hundreds of scientists are helping Brazil's giant agricultural sector prepare for the effects of climate change and anticipate pests that hit neighboring countries.  Spearheading the effort is the Brazilian Agriculture Research Corporation (Embrapa), a state agency

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Analyst Offers Sobering Ethanol Outlook

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  AgResource Company president Dan Basse looked at the year in review for grain markets and gave his outlook for the future at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2013 and Seed Expo last week in

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Ethanol Use to Hit Record as Corn Prices Slump, Feds Project

by Zain Shauk  (FuelFix)  Corn prices have fallen 40 percent in 2013, a drop that inspired refineries to blend a record amount of ethanol into gasoline in August. The price drop came as the government projected record corn production of 14

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USDA Announces Results of December Invitation, Successful Sale of Remaining Sugar Inventory

(US Department of Agriculture)  he U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced the results of the Dec. 3 invitation to sell the remainder of its recently acquired sugar inventory for non-food uses. CCC successfully sold its entire

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A Numerical Model Investigation for Potential Methane Explosion and Benzene Vapor Intrusion Associated with High-Ethanol Blend Releases

by Jie Ma , Hong Luo , George E Devaull , William G. Rixey , and Pedro J. J. Alvarez (Environmental Science and Technology)   Ethanol-blended fuel releases usually stimulate methanogenesis in the subsurface, which could pose explosion risk if methane accumulates

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China New Energy Limited Agreement to Provide Specialist 2nd Cellulosic Generation Biofuel Technology

(China New Energy)  The Board of CNE (AIM:CNEL), the AIM quoted engineering and technology solutions provider to the bioenergy sector, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an contract with Jilin Province New Tian Long Alcohol Co., Ltd.("NTLA")

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The 100 Top People in Bioenergy 2013-14: Voting Opens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest announced the opening of voting for the 2013-14 Top 100 People in Bioenergy.   In all, more than 250 company executives, trade association leaders, policymakers and researchers around the world are on

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Scale-up and Evaluation of High Solid Ionic Liquid Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Switchgrass

by Chenlin Li, Deepti Tanjore, Wei He, Jessica Wong, James L Gardner, Kenneth L Sale, Blake A Simmons and Seema Singh (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  Ionic liquid (IL) pretreatment is receiving significant attention as a potential process that enables fractionation of lignocellulosic

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New Project Explores Using Algae to Produce Speciality Oils

(University College London)  A new UCL project is developing the idea that microalgae could provide more sustainable production of a wide range of useful oils – from omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to lubricants to next-generation biofuels. Part of a wider funding

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Ineos Bio Announces Operational Progress at Florida Plant

(Ineos Bio/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... "INEOS Bio’s Vero Beach facility has made significant operational progress and we are steadily moving towards stable operations in 2014 with a focus on improving performance metrics throughout next year," said David King, site director. "Bringing

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Murphy USA Opens First Arkansas E15 Station

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Murphy USA opened the first E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) station in Arkansas on Dec. 11. It is located at 2720 N. West Avenue in El Dorado. The Arkansas station is also the

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$50B a Year in Budget ‘Savings’ Will Come from Expired Tax Breaks

By Jacqueline Klimas  (The Washington Times) ... More than 50 tax incentives will expire on New Year's Eve — ranging from breaks on energy-efficient appliances to biofuel production to investments in businesses that serve low-income communities. Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy at the Center on

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USDA and DOE Fund 7 Research Projects to Develop Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today announced $8 million in research grants to develop non-food feedstocks that can be used for bioenergy. The grants are part of a broader effort by the

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Oil Seen as Main Driver of Ethanol and Grain Prices in UN Study

by Rudy Ruitenberg  (Bloomberg)   Oil prices were found to be the main drivers of ethanol and grain prices in a statistical analysis by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization. Ethanol moves in line with oil in the long term, while

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Taming the Dangerous – Yet Beautiful and Profitable – Castor Bean Plant

by Thomas Burns Jr. (Charlotte Observer)  Novo Synthetix, a small biotechnology company in Research Triangle Park, is marshaling scientific resources statewide to create a nontoxic castor bean, which could provide a significant boost to North Carolina agriculture. Novo Synthetix – the

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European Investment Bank Provides Loan for Second Generation Ethanol Project

(European Investment Bank/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Investment Bank is providing a €65 million loan to support the research and development projects of Biochemtex, an engineering subsidiary of the Mossi and Ghisolfi Group, a world leader in the field of

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AFAI Initiates 3-Phase Trial Production Run of Jatropha Biodiesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Alternative Fuels Americas Inc. announced it is beginning a three-phase trial production run of jatropha-based biodiesel to verify its processes and procedures. The jatropha oil feedstock for biodiesel production in Phase 1 will come from

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Help, I’ve Fallen and My Enterprise Can’t Get Up: Goldilocks, Right-Sizing and Synth-Bio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The story of Pareto Biotechnologies, RuBisCo, the pesky failures of evolution, and help for those who have fallen and can’t get up, via a right-sized approach.   Not too high a goal, not too low. Not

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More Logging, Deforestation May Better Serve Climate in Some Areas

(EurekAlert/Dartmouth)  For first time, Dartmouth study puts a dollar value on snow's reflection of solar energy Replacing forests with snow-covered meadows may provide greater climatic and economic benefits than if trees are left standing in some regions, according to a Dartmouth

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Iowa Officials Seek Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard Changes

by James Q. Lynch (Quad City Times)  Citing national security as well as benefits for clean air, the economy and consumers, Iowa political leaders are urging the Obama administration to travel to Iowa to learn more about the effect of its

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Volunteer Profile: Ritambhara Singh

by Nicholas De Filippis (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Doctors are some of the most highly respected people in the world. They help cure the sick and research ways to prevent cancer and disease. Dr. Ritambhara Singh is a doctor of a different

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A Tale of Two Californians

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Senator Barbara Boxer nixes action on Renewable Fuel Standard reform legislation through the Environment and Public Works committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein co-sponsors a bill to strip corn ethanol out of the RFS altogether.   Just

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Algae Production Certification Course

NAA is proud to announce its new online Algae Production Certification Course.  NAA was the first association to promote education based on all aspects of commercial algae production, the first to provide an algae production incubator program, and now, the

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RFS Proposals to Increase GHG Emissions?

(EnergyGlobal)  In light of the proposed rule for the 2014 RFS, BIO have utilised the GREET 1.2013 model to estimate the changes in petroleum demand and the associated CO2 equivalent emissions from both 2013 and the statutory RFS levels for 2014. Proposals,

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IATA’s Tyler Warns ETS Could Distract From ICAO-Brokered Offsetting Plan

by Jens Flottau  (Aviation Week)  Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is very concerned that the dispute about which flights will be included in the European Union emissions trading scheme (ETS) will make ICAO-facilitated

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An Enzymatic Route to H2 Storage

by Inês A. C. Pereira  (Science Magazine)  Electricity is increasingly produced from renewable sources, but it remains difficult to store electric power at a large scale. Hydrogen is a strong candidate for energy storage, but there is still no safe, economically

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What Role for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in Mitigation Policy?

by J. K. Shoemaker, D. P. Schrag, M. J. Molina, V. Ramanathan (Science Magazine)  Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) include methane (CH4), black carbon (BC), tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). They are important contributors to anthropogenic climate change, responsible for as much

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BDI-BioEnergy Int'l Completes French Biodiesel Plant Startup

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  BDI-BioEnergy International AG announced that it has completed commissioning of the largest multifeedstock biodiesel plant in France, Estener’s 75,000 ton (22.5 MMgy) plant in Le Havre. The plant processes used cooking oils and animal fats

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First Producer Signs up to Biomethane Certification Scheme

(GreenGasTrading)  Future Biogas, an established and experienced builder and operator of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK, is to become the first registered producer to join the Biomethane Certification Scheme (BMCS) run by Green Gas Trading Limited (GGT). Explaining the company’s

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Glycerin Refinery Begins Operations in Mount Vernon, Washington

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) After two years of development, Bellingham, Wash.-based biodiesel distributor Whole Energy has opened its new glycerin refinery in Mount Vernon, Wash., the Whole Energy Glycerin Distillation Facility. ... The new refinery can process 15,000 tons of crude glycerin

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AIRMALL® at BWI Marshall Partners with Greenlight Biofuels to Implement Waste Cooking Oil Recycling Program

(Airmall/PR NewsWire)  Sustainable Concessions Practice Creates Eco-Friendly Biodiesel Fuel AIRMALL® USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall), is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Greenlight Biofuels to

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From the Salad Days of Sugar to the Golden Days of Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For eight o’clock in the morning on the last day of a long BIO Pac Rim conference, Alan Shaw was looking more chipper than most. Of course, news that had just been released that the company

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Senators Could Dethrone King Corn in Ethanol Standards

by Clare Foran (National Journal)  Senators are working on separate bills to aggressively reduce the amount of corn-based ethanol required under the renewable-fuel standard. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee ranking member David Vitter, R-La., touted legislation

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Turning Weeds Into Ethanol - Why Not?

by Lauren D. Quinn, Elise C. Scott, A. Bryan Endres, Tom Voigt,  Jody M. Endres (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily) Media coverage of the controversy surrounding the use of certain non-native feedstocks for bioenergy is as pervasive as invasiveness itself.   Plants such as giant reed

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Low Corn Prices Predicted to Push Ethanol Demand

(UPI)  Corn used for ethanol production could exceed the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimate this year due to low prices, a University of Purdue economist said. The department has set a target of 4.9 billion bushels of corn for ethanol production. The

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Senate Hearing Addresses 2014 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing Dec. 11 on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2014 volume requirements under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The hearing, titled

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EPA Seeks Environmental Education Grant Applications

(Environmental Protection Agency) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting applications for environmental education projects under the agency’s Environmental Education Grant Program. The program works to engage communities across the country through a wide variety of educational projects

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Alternative Fuels Americas Initiates Jatropha Based Biofuel Production Trials

(Sacrament Bee)/PR NewsWire)    Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (OTCQB: AFAI) announced today that it has initiated trial production runs of Jatropha based biodiesel to verify the Company's processes and procedures. The trial production runs will be conducted in 3 phases,

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Ohio Soybean Council Launches Education Website to Provide Resources, E-learning Courses and Networking

(Ohio's Country Journal)  Ohio soybean farmers understand that today’s youth is the future of the soybean industry and all of agriculture. For this reason, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff have launched a new website to provide educators

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AGQM Completes Assessment of Biodiesel for Parking Heaters

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The German biodiesel quality association, AGQM, and a leading manufacturer of parking heater systems completed a long-term oxidation stability study of biodiesel from rapeseed oil using different additives and storage conditions. “The results serve as basis

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Agriculture, Navy Secretaries Promote U.S. Military Energy Independence with 'Farm-to-Fleet'

(US Department of Agriculture)  Program blends homegrown biofuels with conventional fuels, propelling ships, jets and jobs Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy's joint "Farm-to-Fleet" venture will

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EU Biofuel Supply Chain Associations Reject European Council Proposal

by Sean Bartlett(Platts)  A European Council proposal to amend the Renewable Energy Directive will fail to realize EU targets for greenhouse gas-saving emissions, lead to job losses, and reduce competitiveness across the agricultural and biofuels sectors, associations representing the biofuels

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Ethanol Makers Looking for Export Boost

(St. Louis Post Dispatch/Omaha.com)  U.S. ethanol makers will be looking to boost exports of the fuel if the federal government, as expected, scales back the amount mandated for use in the domestic market. With low corn prices, thanks to a record

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EU Biofuels Investment Development: Impact of an Uncertain Policy Environment

(Agra CEAS Consulting) This Special Study shows that meaningful investments in biofuels in the EU ceased well prior to 2012. The data thus show that the Renewable Energy Directive itself was empirically not a stimulus for biofuels investments, which is how it is

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New Zealand Company to Open Kearney Plant, Office

(Sioux City Journal/Associated Press)  A New Zealand company plans to move its headquarters to Kearney and set up a production plant for its biomass resin product. The plant will use distillers grains to produce a functional filler for the plastics industry. Marge

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EPA Program Seeks to Improve Air Quality in Port Communities

(Environmental Protection Agency)  $4 Million Grant Program to Clean Older Diesel Engines at Ports EPA is announcing the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports, many

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Carbon Cycle Infographic Published by Planet Forward at George Washington University

(Planet Forward)  Never understood the carbon cycle in your ninth grade biology class? Here's an infographic about a key element to climate change.  READ MORE

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Braskem Signs Joint Development Agreement With Genomatica for Bio-Based Butadiene

(GlobeNewsWire)   Braskem and Genomatica announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make bio-based butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Braskem is the world's leading producer of biopolymers and the world's third largest producer of butadiene. Under the agreement, Braskem anticipates providing

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Monsanto and Novozymes Team Up to Provide Sustainable Bioagricultural Solutions

(Monsanto)  The companies establish The BioAg Alliance to discover, develop and sell microbial solutions that enable farmers worldwide to increase crop yields with less input Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Novozymes (NASDAQ OMX: NZYM B) today announce a long-term strategic alliance to transform

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Ad Campaign Aims to Recruit Speakers against RFS Proposal

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Americans United for Change launched an advertising campaign to urge farmers, ethanol industry workers, related industries and American consumers to voice their concerns on the U.S. EPA’s renewable fuel standard proposal. The campaign, which directs

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UK Proposes Counting Biofuel toward 2020 Green Energy Target

by Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  Britain has proposed a way to lower the European Union's 2020 target for renewable energy by counting the contribution from biofuels twice, avoiding the need for billions of euros in investment, a document shows. ... Diplomats said the

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Stakeholders Urge Congress to Extend Biofuel Tax Policies

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Tax provisions critical to the biofuel and biopower industries are set to expire at the end of the month—including the federal renewable energy production tax credit and cellulosic biofuel producer , biodiesel and renewable diesel

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Clean Fuels Supporters Want to Simplify Oregon's Importing Systems

(Sustainable Business Oregon)  Environmental groups and clean fuels advocates want the state to make it easier to bring alternative energy forms into the state. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality is asking Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission this week to simplify reporting

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Reach $544B

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to the World Energy Outlook fossil fuel consumption subsidies have reached $544 billion in 2012, up from $523 billion in 2011. This news has caused the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance(GRFA) to criticize leaders of the most developed nations

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Sapphire Energy And Phillips 66 To Advance Commercialization Of Algae Crude Oil

(Sapphire Energy/PR NewsWire)  Agreement to Co-Process Algae Crude Oil with Conventional Crude Oil and Complete Fuel Certifications  Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), an integrated energy manufacturing and logistics

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INSISTS Helps Sweden, RI Develop Renewable Energy

by Bambang Muryanto (The Jakarta Post)  The Indonesian-Swedish Initiative for Sustainable Energy Solutions (INSISTS) will help the Indonesian government develop policies on environmentally friendly, renewable energy. The initiative will include reducing deforestation caused by oil palm planting, the result of

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“Fueling Our Future” Funds Available to Increase Use of Higher Blends of Ethanol and Biodiesel

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Applications due Feb. 7, 2014 for retailers interested in participating Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowa petroleum retailers interested in participating in the “Fueling our Future” pilot project to consider

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Zimbabwe: Green Fuel to Build Four New Ethanol Plants

(AllAfrica.com)  Green Fuel plans to set up four new ethanol plants and boost output to 1.5 billion litres annually by 2018, according to a company investment blueprint. Zimbabwe last week increased mandatory blending of fuel to 15 percent and plans to

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