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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

December 31, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

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

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

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

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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,

December 31, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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.

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

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,

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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,

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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.

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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.

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 24, 2013 1 comment Read Full Article

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

  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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

TCS 2014: Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products September 2-5, 2014 Denver, CO

  TCS 2014: Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products     September 2-5, 2014   Denver, CO

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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.

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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)

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture February 3-5, 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE

  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture    February 3-5, 2014   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hosted by the City of Abu Dhabi and in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the Global Forum

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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? …

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Powering the Navy’s Energy Future

  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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

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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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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.

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

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)

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Production Workshop San Francisco February 28, 2014 Richmond, CA

  Algae Production Workshop San Francisco   February 28, 2014   Richmond, CA

Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop When the National Algae Association brings together collaboration between commercially-minded algae researchers

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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

  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

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 17, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

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

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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.

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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,

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Webinar: RFS RVO EPA Comments December 17, 2014 Noon ET

  Webinar:  RFS RVO EPA Comments   December 17, 2014    Noon ET

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  Brian Jennings, executive vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol, said the advocacy group will

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

$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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

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,

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Volunteer Profile: Ritambhara Singh

by Nicholas De Filippis (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Doctors are some of the most highly respected people in the world. They

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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

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Production Certification Course

NAA is proud to announce its new online Algae Production Certification Course.  NAA was the first association to promote education

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Cassava World Africa March 20-21, 2014 Lusaka, Zambia

  Cassava World Africa   March 20-21, 2014    Lusaka, Zambia

“Transforming Cassava in Africa – Enhancing Food Security to Agro-Industrial Products!” Global starch market outlook & feedstock economics Cassava projects

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Technology Summit May 28-30, 2014 Lombard, IL

  Renewable Technology Summit   May 28-30, 2014   Lombard, IL

The Renewable Technology Summit targets Companies, Government Organizations, Institutions and Utilities across North America interested in the implementation of Renewable

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Elimu's Algae EMEA Summit 2014 May 20-21 Dubai, UAE

  Elimu's Algae EMEA Summit 2014    May 20-21   Dubai, UAE

Algae EMEA will focus on latest R&D methods and new groundbreaking technologies.The two days conference will highlight latest algae projects

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training February 19-21, 2014 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

  Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training   February 19-21, 2014     High Wycombe,  Buckinghamshire, UK

RSB system recently has scored best in two comparative studies for biofuels certification schemes. These studies were conducted by IUCN

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar: A Deep-Dive and How-To Seminar for QAP February 6, 2014 2:00PM ET

  Webinar:  A Deep-Dive and How-To Seminar for QAP    February 6, 2014   2:00PM ET

As a follow on to webinar #3, this seminar does a deep dive into the technical aspects of QAP with

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar: The QAP Final Rule Frontier January 23, 2014 2:00PM ET

  Webinar:  The QAP Final Rule Frontier   January 23, 2014   2:00PM ET

With the expectation of the QAP rule being finalized by the end of 2013, Genscape will present expert industry perspective

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Webinar: The New RFS2 Heating Oil Rule…Demystified December 18, 2014 2:00PM EDT

  Webinar:  The New RFS2 Heating Oil Rule…Demystified   December 18, 2014    2:00PM EDT

Join Genscape’s Susan Olson and The Diamond Group’s Larry Schafer for an information webinar. Topics will include: ​A run-down of the

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

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),

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Forecast Paneuropean 2014 Outlook February 5-7 Brussels, Belgium

  Energy Forecast Paneuropean 2014 Outlook    February 5-7   Brussels, Belgium

Addressing energy and environment issues requires a very long term view; not just to 2030 but beyond to 2050 and

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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,

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

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"Farm-to-Fleet" Industry Day January 30, 2014 Washington, DC

  "Farm-to-Fleet" Industry Day    January 30, 2014   Washington, DC

U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy’s joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture will now make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

2014 CAAFI General Meeting and Expo January 28-29 Washington, DC

  2014 CAAFI General Meeting and Expo   January 28-29  Washington, DC

The 2014 CAAFI General Meeting on January 28 and 29, 2014 will include presentations and white papers covering key issues

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2013 1 comment Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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,

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

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