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The Littlest Lobbyist for Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Wearing a tie and sporting a “Don’t Mess with the RFS” button, 10-year-old Ethan Fagen was the youngest of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Biofuels Beltway marchers this week on Capitol Hill. Ethan came along with

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FTC Proposes Changes to Fuel Rating Rule

(Federal Trade Commission)  The Federal Trade Commission is proposing changes to its Fuel Rating Rule, which determines the fuel rating that appears on fuel pump labels, how octane levels are calculated, and helps to inform consumers about proper fuel for

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Purdue Researchers Launch Innovative Biomass Renewable Energy Company

by Phillip Fiorini and Cynthia Sequin (Purdue University)   Purdue University researchers are launching a company focusing on an innovative process that could revolutionize how lignocellulosic biomass is used to make biofuels and other bio-based products and chemicals. Spero Energy Inc., which is based

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Gevolution 2014: Gevo’s Forward Progress, and Some Side-by-Side

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Gevo reports its 4Q results and adds back some ethanol production, we look at the short-term gains and the long-term implications.   Why ethanol, why now — what’s the latest news mean from this signature

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Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to the Lorymat Corporation in Africa

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-500 Biodiesel plant sale to the Lorymat Corporation Ivory Coast, Africa. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel for the Ivory Coast.  READ

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JB Ethanol In Maintenance Mode

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  JB Ethanol Limited, which processes and sells fuel-grade ethanol, has seen production fall to lower levels year over year as overseas contractors say no to price increases attached to Brazilian-sourced raw materials. Citing depressed conditions in

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Making Silk Purses from Sows Ears: Converting Waste Into Energy and Biofuels, Pt 1 and 2

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest) Part 1 ... It seems that many of the companies providing new biofuels technologies do not fully understanding the competitive environment that they must navigate. As a consequence they fail to develop strategies that will allow

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Solazyme Launches Drilling Fluid Product, Encapso, and Embarks on $150M Debt/Equity Raise

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Solazyme announced its entry into the oil and gas drilling fluids additive market. Building upon its proprietary platform of high performance, sustainable Tailored oils, Solazyme has introduced Encapso, the world’s first encapsulated biodegradable

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Guest Blog: Fossil Fuel Company Divestment & Renewable Energy Reinvestment

by Fran Teplitz (Green America/Town Creek Foundation)  The fossil fuel divestment movement continues to grow nationally and internationally as individuals and institutions — including pension funds, institutions of higher learning, and philanthropic endowments –recognize the importance of ridding their portfolios of

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Algae Biomass Organization's 2014 Algae Industry Survey Shows Optimsm, Continued Job Creation and Increased Commercialization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  A new survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) broadly shows an industry that is growing, from increased production of biomass and oils, to increased hiring, to a wider variety of end products. The

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Integrating Perennial Grasses for Sustainable Agricultural Systems to Maximize Farm Profitability

(North Central Regional Center for Rural Development) Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development A free webinar series designed for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more about university developed technology that may be relevant to your current or future business operations. Dr. DoKyoung (D.K.) Lee,

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Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Proposed Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard Through 2022

by Brent Erickson, Matt Carr, and Paul Winters (Industrial Biotechnology)  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a significant change to the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 and beyond, which will have an impact on greenhouse gas (GHG)

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E15 Now Available in Cambridge, Neb.

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Anew Travel Center in Cambridge, Neb., now offers E15 to consumers for use in 2001 and newer vehicles. The expanded offering of E15 will create savings at the pump for consumers. Currently, E15 is available in 14

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Hydro Dynamics Cavitation Reactor Installed at Pilot Plant

(Hydro Dynamics/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Hydro Dynamics Inc. of Rome, Ga., has announced that a ShockWave Power Reactor has been purchased and installed in a commercial cellulosic pilot plant in Italy. The SPR was purchased after successful lab testing on extraction of

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DNA Analysis Strategy Aids in Study of Biofuel Feedstocks

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers from Michigan State University, U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published the largest soil DNA sequencing effort. “The Great Prairie represents the largest expanse of the world’s most

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Report: Biofuels, Other Factors to Lower Fuel Demand in Calif.

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bloomberg New Energy Finance has published a new white paper that provides analysis of California’s transportation fuel market. The paper, titled “2020 California transport outlook: the decarbonisation drive,” highlights the impacts of the renewable

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Algae Testing & Evaluation Facility

(Utah State University)  The Algae Test & Evaluation Facility (AT&E) was established in collaboration with Logan City Environmental Department and Utah State University as a pilot facility co-located at the City of Logan Wastewater Treatment Plant. The AT&E site has

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SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada) On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.  The SD Tech Fund™ is open for applications from February 19th to April 16th, 2014. SDTC supports technologies that address

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It’s Up to Farmers to Tell Agriculture’s Story

by James Henry (AgriNews)  ... President Don Villwock stressed during Indiana Farm Bureau’s Spring Conference in Indianapolis that weather cannot be farmers’ main topic of conversation. “We need to stay on point. We need to stay on agriculture-only issues,” he said. “For

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More Ethanol-to-Crude Rail Facility Conversions Unlikely in California: Analyst

(Platts)  More conversions of California ethanol rail unloading terminals to crude service are unlikely, following Kinder Morgan's switch of its Richmond, California, unloading facility, an analyst said Monday. "The other big [ethanol] terminals aren't as close to refiners, and there is

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Research Cutting Biodiesel Water Usage

(Process Engineering)  Scientists at the University of Porto are currently developing water-free methods to produce biodiesel using waste vegetable oils, animal fats and fatty wastes derived from industrial processes. Traditional methods of biodiesel production use large volumes of water to remove

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Council Considers Ethanol Plant Grant

by  Caitlin Davis (The Hopewell News)  A $250,000 grant to aid the Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell has reached a roadblock. The grant would help facilitate the opening of the plant, which currently has not begun operations. Vireol, a British company, purchased

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Ethanol Plant Closed over $7m Debt

by Ray Bande (Manica Post)  Production of ethanol at the embattled Greenfuel Chisumbanje plant stopped after Zinwa disconnected water supplies owing to a $7,3 million debt. In a statement on Wednesday, Zinwa public relations manager Ms Majory Munyonga confirmed that her

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Ottawa Lends Biofuel Firm $500,000

by Bill Power (Chronicle Herald Business)  Queens County’s CelluFuel already has Nova Scotia aid for $4m project using wood fibre The CelluFuel Inc. demonstration biofuel project in Brooklyn, Queens County, received a $500,000 loan from the federal government Wednesday. “The plant is designed, the

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Waste Management, Velocys, NRG, Ventech Form Renewables, Natgas-to-Fuels JV

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  First plant go/no-go expected in 2014; target: Oklahoma.  Future expansion in North America, UK, China. In Oklahoma, Velocys, Waste Management, NRG Energy, and Ventech Engineers International announced a joint venture to develop gas-to-liquids plants in the

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100% Drop-In Aviation Fuels Are Closer, as Blue Sun Demo Plant Goes 24/7 in Missouri

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... This week, Blue Sun Energy, ARA, and Chevron Lummus Global achieved a key development milestone with their 100 barrel/day (4,200 gallon/per day) demonstration-scale Biofuels ISOCONVERSION facility in St. Joseph, Mo. Less than a year after

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Biofuel PR Firm Launched to Help Tell America's Biofuel Story

(Biofuel PR)  Communications firm to bridge gap between national campaigns and local community Veteran biofuel experts Joshua Morby and Joanna Schroeder have launched Biofuel PR in response to the ethanol industry’s call for assistance in helping tell Americans the story about

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Woodbine Students Learn about Algae Growth at Laboratory

by Richard Degener (Press of Atlantic City)  Pond scum could be in the future for eighth-grader Dylan Cruz. Cruz was one of 17 Woodbine Elementary School students who toured the Garden State bioEnterprises laboratory this week on Heine Avenue. He learned how

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Biofuel Trade Organizations Ask for Extension of Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives

(PR NewsWire)  A group of biofuel trade organizations today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives -- the Second Generation Biofuel Producer

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USDA Enhances Farm Storage Facility Loan Program

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers. The enhanced program includes 23 new categories of eligible equipment for fruit

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E2 Report Highlights Biofuel, Bioenergy Job Creation

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has published a new report on clean energy jobs, reporting that bioenergy and biofuel projects created thousands of jobs last year. According to E2’s data, 1,984 jobs were announced as part of biofuel

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Joint Statement: Ethanol Industry Files to Take LCFS Fight to United States Supreme Court

(Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy)  Following the January decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to deny rehearing en banc in the litigation regarding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth

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Carbon Market Lessons and Global Policy Outlook

by Richard G. Newell, William A. Pizer, Daniel Raimi (Science Magazine)  Prices in the European Union's (EU) Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) spent 2013 at historic lows. Elected officials have promised to repeal the Australian carbon market. Yet five new regional carbon

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Push Continues for Greater Scrutiny on Petroleum Coke in Detroit and Beyond

by David Muller (MLive.com)  U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D - Bloomfield Hills, joined a counterpart in Illinois on Wednesday to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the best methods for storing and transporting petroleum coke, as well as

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Landmark Agreement With Shareholders: ExxonMobil Agrees to Report on Climate Change & Carbon Asset Risk

(Arjuna Capital/PR NewsWire)  In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil (XOM) – the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time ever has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the Company website describing how it assesses the

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E-Fuel from Albion Plant for Test in Agri Ministry Vehicles

(GINA/Government's Information Agency)  Twenty (20) vehicles from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will shortly begin using renewable fuel, as the sugar company has started fuel production using ‘blackstrap’ molasses at its Bio-Ethanol Demonstration Plant in Albion,

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Chesapeake Renews Permission for Biodiesel Fuel Plant

by Jeff Sheler (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)  The (Chesapeake) City Council renewed its permission Tuesday for an alternative energy company to make biodiesel fuel in Deep Creek. Plans call for Tidewater Biodiesel LLC to build a plant in an industrial complex off Military

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As KiOR Stumbles, Aemetis Soars: What Made the Difference?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Both companies produce advanced biofuels for the American domestic market. Both utilize advanced technologies deployed at commercial-scale in the past 24 months. Both are publicly-traded stocks. Both were founded in 2006-07, after the Energy Policy

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Unless Manhattan Project for Algae

(National Algae Association/PRWeb)  On August 2, 1939, just before the beginning of World War II, Albert Einstein wrote to then President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Einstein and several other scientists told Roosevelt of efforts in Nazi Germany to purify uranium-235, which

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EPA Announces Plan to Improve RFS Pathway Petition Process

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has published a notice to its website announcing that it is taking action to improve the petition process for new renewable fuel pathways under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. According to

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Climate Data Initiative Launches with Strong Public and Private Sector Commitments

by John Podesta, Dr. John P. Holdren  (White House)  ... Rising seas threaten our coastlines. Dry regions are at higher risk of destructive wildfires. Heat waves impact health and agriculture. Heavier downpours can lead to damaging floods. Even as we work to curb

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AIM Interview: Scripps’ Dr. Mark Hildebrand

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)   A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked 28 Algae Technology Area projects. Dr. Mark Hildebrand and his team at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

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Growing the Green Bond Market to Finance a Cleaner, Resilient World

(The World Bank)  Story Highlights:  Green bonds give investors an innovative way of supporting clean energy, mass transit, and other low-carbon projects that can help countries adapt to and mitigate climate change.   The World Bank has mobilized over $5.3 billion

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EU’s Struggle for E10

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For European ethanol producers, E15 is still a distant dream. In the EU, the struggle is to get from E5 to E10. The legislation to offer E10 has been in place since 2009 but its

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How RINs Really Work, and Why Big Oil Hates Them

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  The ability for independent fuel marketers to sell renewable fuels at lower prices while improving profit margins by selling RINs, has given independent fuel marketers something they have never had before:

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The Real Cost of Food

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  First-generation ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign oil, revitalizes our rural communities, improves our environment and employs nearly 400,000 workers while driving down fuel costs. The next generation will make an even greater

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Moving Toward a Clean and Renewable Future

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  The success of cellulosic ethanol is critical to the success of all renewables. We will continue fighting to keep the renewable fuel standard at the levels Congress intended to maintain market stability

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Lignin’s Big Leap

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to buy high-purity lignin in bulk. Is this abundant byproduct of pulp and paper milling and biorefining poised for new and

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Flying Without Fossil Fuels: The Need For High Energy Density

by Robert Wilson (The Energy Collective)   ... A vision of the incredible technical proficiency humanity has gained since the Industrial Revolution, the Boeing 747 is also a remarkably potent symbol of what we can achieve with fossil fuels, and what

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Fortum, UPM, Valmet Partner to Produce Advanced Biofuels

(Valmet Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids. The idea is to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for

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California Soil Toxins Worsened by Drought

by Dennis Pollock (Western Farm Press)  Salinity and scarcity of water were very much in the spotlight at the 2014 California Plant and Soil Conference in Fresno. Multiple speakers showed pictures of what they labeled “California snow,” salt that had precipitated out

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Newspaper Ad Knocks Ted Cruz for Opposing Renewable Fuel Mandate

by Jennifer Jacobs  (Des Moines Register)  A pro-veterans political group placed a full-page advertisement in today’s Des Moines Register targeted at potential 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who visits Iowa today. The ad centers on the federal mandate that requires fuel

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National Biodiesel Day Celebrates Growth in America's Advanced Biofuel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Offers Renewable Alternative to Fuel Economy You wouldn’t be reading this if it weren’t for diesel power. Diesel engines are responsible for moving the majority of goods, including electronics, from manufacturer to consumer. And more than ever

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National Farmers Union Discusses 2014 Priorities

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)  The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said

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USDA Wants Ethanol Available Nationwide

by Jerry Hagstrom (AgWeek)   Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside

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Group Proposes $600M Zero-Waste Recycling Plant

by Jared Council   (Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal)   A consortium of businesses looking to build a zero-waste, zero-landfill recycling plant in Chesapeake said they're securing capital to purchase 67 acres of waterfront property. Officials with eCyclingUSA LLC, one of

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Catsimatidis to Turn Grease into Gold with Greenpoint Biodiesel Plant

(The New York World)  Permit pending for long-delayed facility on Newtown Creek that would transform food oil into vehicle fuel New York City’s first large-scale biodiesel fuel production facility is slated to come to Greenpoint, courtesy of former Republican mayoral candidate

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Ethanol Backers Tout Fuel’s Many Benefits for Nebraska

by Jerry Oster (WNAX, Yankton/Nebraska Radio)  ... Todd Becker, president of the Omaha-based Green Plains Renewable Energy, says corn-based ethanol is continuing to have an enormous impact on the state’s economy.  Becker says the value-added by-products are of great value, too,

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If You Can’t Join Em, Beat ‘Em: The Day that Gasoline Went Clean, and Got Whacked.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In 1970, an oil company launched the first major ad campaign around environmental benefits of a new fuel formulation.  Then, a radical shift in gasoline pricing occurred just as those remarkable ads went off the

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EPA Calls for 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations / New Green Chemistry Technologies Promote New Products and Markets

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking companies or institutions to nominate their innovative technologies for the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. EPA is looking for nominations from companies and institutions that have developed

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KiOR Announces $347M Loss for 2013: “We Have Substantial Doubts about Our Ability to Continue as a Going Concern.”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Delayed 2013 results includes going concern statement. Future Khosla financing contingent on milestones. Default looms as soon as April. Financing after August unclear. In Texas, KiOR announced a $347.5M net loss for 2013, and issued a

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RSB Launches Simplified Certification Process For Bonsucro Certified Entities

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is pleased to announce that Bonsucro certified operators will now be able to access RSB certification through a simplified audit process to demonstrate compliance, therefore saving costs and time. An RSB

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New Sugar Platform Shows Promise

(Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a process that uses gamma valerolactone (GVL) to deconstruct plants and produce sugars that can be chemically or biologically upgraded into biofuels. The team is expected to begin scaling up

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The Year is Here

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  2014 will bear witness to the commissioning of some of the first U.S. commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants. Those in the cellulosic ethanol industry know “five more years down the road” as a phrase that’s been associated

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$500 Travel Grants Provided by the Algae Foundation to Attend the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit

(Algae Biomass Organization)  If you are a student and want to attend the 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit from September 29th through October 2nd in sunny San Diego, CA – check out the travel grants being offered by The Algae Foundation! The 2014 Algae Biomass Summit is

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Dually Renewable

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  ... Not only is Abengoa Biomass Energy LLC forging the path to commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol, it is taking a new road when it comes to fuel. Besides cellulosic ethanol, the Hugoton, Kan., facility, located in the southwest

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New Network to Advocate for Biobased Chemistry

(American Chemistry Council)  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) unveiled today a new Biobased Chemistry Network to help educate policymakers on how to create effective and workable regulatory programs for the growing biobased chemistry industry. Global sales of this segment of

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Brazil´s Minister of Sports Wants B20 Being Used during World Cup

(UDOP)  Brazil´s Ubrabio (Brazilian Biodiesel Union and Biokerosene) met today with Minister of Sports Aldo Rebelo in order to request his support in the implementation of B20 (mixture of 20% biodiesel added to fossil diesel) in all urban transportation of the 12 cities (Rio

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CRIBE, GreenField Partner to Test Demonstration Technology

(Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy is partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will lead to significant economic and

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Vertimass Licenses ORNL Biofuel-to-Hydrocarbon Conversion Technology

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels. The ORNL technology offers a new pathway to biomass-derived renewable

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Study: Rural Economies to Benefit from Bioenergy

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  According to a new paper authored by two University of Missouri professors, rural regions are poised to benefit from bioenergy. While remoteness is a penalty in the centralized petroeconomy, due to high power transmission and

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N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative Seeks Grant Proposals

( North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently announced. A total of

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E85 Station Availability Growing, Particularly outside Midwest

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new U.S. Energy Information Administration brief shows that the number of E85 retail fueling station has grown rapidly since 2007, with the most recent growth in states outside the Midwest, particularly California and

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Minnesota Bills to Incentivize Biofuel, Biochemicals, Biomass Thermal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Legislation pending in the Minnesota Legislature aims to create incentives for renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels, and biomass thermal energy. In the Minnesota House of Representatives, H.F. 2456 aims to create a capital equipment loan program

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FORUM: Ethanol Production Is 'Homegrown' Patriotism

by  Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Rapid City Journal)  ... The message on the billboard depicts a uniformed soldier with the phrase: “I Don’t Have to Fight for Cornfields … Use Ethanol.” ... I will challenge his (writer from Iowa's) failure to recognize that the

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Call for 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Leopold Leadership Program seeks applications from outstanding midcareer academic environmental researchers from North America for the 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellowships. The program provides researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for translating their knowledge to action and for

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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science

by William J. Broad (The New York Times)   ... Absent from his (President Barack Obama's) narrative, though, was the back story, one that underscores a profound change taking place in the way science is paid for and practiced in

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A Tax Boost for Advanced Biofuels

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest) ... Fortunately, the Administration’s budget for 2014 contains a proposal for a nearly 10-year extension of the advanced biofuel tax credit, which was first adopted by Congress in 2007. By contrast, the budget proposal

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Algae in Iowa

(Algae Industry Magazine)  This American Land travels to Shenandoah, Iowa, to take a look at BioProcess Algae’s novel technology for recycling CO2 from corn ethanol production into algae production.  WATCH VIDEO  and Duke Power VIDEO

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California Energy Commission Gives Pixley Biogas Final Grant Approval

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California-based Pixley Biogas has been given final approval for a $4.68 million dollar grant from the California Energy Commission. Located in southwestern Tulare County, Calif., the anaerobic digester will take in dairy farm manure as

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Lesaffre Announces Leaf Technologies

(Lesaffre)  Through its business unit Fermentis launched in 2003 Lesaffre has successfully served the fuel ethanol industry with yeast, yeast products and technical support.  Aiming to concentrate their efforts on offering more specialized services and products to theirpartners in the first

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Flotta Verde! The Italian Navy’s Green Fleet Underway: The Story, in Pictures

by Commander Pasquale Tripodi (Italian Navy/Biofuels Digest)  Italy’s Navy joins the global green fleet movement with its first sea trials and certifications.   Including a dramatic at-sea rescue, powered by alternative fuel blends.   The complete story, in pictures. ... On January 27th, ITS Foscari was refuelled

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IMSA Green Alternative Fuels Lauded by DOE, EPA

Leaders from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined top executives from the automobile and fuel industries Saturday at Sebring International Raceway to praise the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) alternative fuels program,

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Why Fuel Subsidies in Developing Nations Are an Economic Addiction

by Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  ... In the developing world, it’s tempting for a country to keep the price of fossil fuels artificially low. The subsidy can take the form of a price cap, preventing oil companies from charging too much

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This St. Patrick’s Day,Choose a Truly “Green” Beer

(National Biodiesel Board)  Before you lift that green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, why not select one that comes from a “green” brewery? Many breweries throughout the U.S. and Canada have robust sustainability initiatives that include using biodiesel. One example is a

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Nova Synthetix and Precision BioSciences Announce Collaboration to Develop Non-GM, Ricin-Free Castor with Customizable Oil Content

(Precision BioSciences)  Nova Synthetix and Precision BioSciences, Inc., today announced that they have initiated a joint research effort to generate non-GM, ricin-free castor plants using Precision’s Directed Nuclease Editor (DNE) technology in combination with Nova Synthetix’s proprietary plant transformation system. Scientists at Nova Synthetix

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Upbeat Update on Waste-to-Energy Plan Is Music to Marion’s Ears

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Keynote speaker Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive officer of waste-to-energy company Fiberight, told a luncheon crowd of 315 here on Wednesday that his company will be able to keep 80 percent of what they toss in

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FGVB Delivers First 48 MT PME To Kuantan Fuel Terminal

(Bernama)  Felda Global Ventures Biotechnologies Sdn Bhd (FGVB) has delivered its first 48 metric tonnes (MT) of palm methyl ester (PME) under the B5 programme to a client at the Kuantan Fuel Terminal. In a statement, the Felda Global Ventures Holdings

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The Hydrogen Spring

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reminiscent of 2009′s Summer of Algae, when those technologies were coming out of the woodwork, we appear to be in the Hydrogen Spring.  Every time we write about them, more pop up, like a Prairie

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Ohio Officials Tight-Lipped on Fracking, Monday’s Earthquakes

by Will Drabold (Columbus Dispatch)  While geologists raised questions yesterday about whether a northeastern Ohio fracking operation caused a series of earthquakes in Mahoning County on Monday, state officials refused to provide any answers. On Monday, Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials

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Low Profile Biodiesel or Natural Gas Semi to Hit Road

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  It’s a pretty cool looking design (although I’m not sure how my friends in the trucking industry would take to being inches from the roadway). And what makes it even cooler is the fact that a

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Merle Anderson: Government ‘Myths’ Limit Ethanol’s Full Use

by Merle Anderson  (Grand Forks Herald)  Orrie Swayze from Watertown, S.D., and I have traveled many miles together as friends and American Coalition for Ethanol founding board members. We have gained a historical perspective on all that is called ethanol. ... First,

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$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie To Reach Final Four

(University of Maryland/Yahoo! News)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for

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Suez Environnement to Operate Recycling Facility for Edmonton

by Will Wade (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Suez Environnement Co. (SEV), the water and solid-waste company part-owned by GDF Suez, agreed to a five-year, 54 million-euro ($75-million) contract to operate a recycling center in Canada. Under the contract with the city of Edmonton,

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Cellulosic Ethanol Fights for Life

by Mark Peplow (Nature)  Pioneering biofuel producers hope that US government largesse will ease their way into a tough market. ...Thousands of tonnes of corn stover — the leaves, stalks and husks left over after the maize harvest — are already waiting,

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Climate Consultant Refutes Cost Assumption

by Brad Shannon (The Olympian/The News Tribune)   A consultant to Gov. Jay Inslee’s bipartisan work group on climate change is disputing Republican and oil-industry claims that a clean-fuels standard in Washington could tack $1 or more to the cost of

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Developers of Project to Convert Sugar Beets into Ethanol Looking for Commitment from Growers

by Dave Kolpack (Associated Press/Star Tribune)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol have preached patience for the last five years. Now they're looking for a commitment from farmers

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The Sugar Producers

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sweetwater Energy and Proterro, two companies using widely different approaches, aim for low-cost sugar that may give today’s corn ethanol plants a glide path into advanced ethanol production. They're in different stages, but share

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Use of Separators, Decanters in Biodiesel Processing

by  Ted Neuman (Biodiesel Magazine/GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc.)  A historical look at how biodiesel production in Europe and, later, the U.S. has relied on centrifuges for a number of aspects in the biodiesel process. Technologies and markets have changed, but

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Breaking New Ground with Glycerin

by Atul Deshmane  (Whole Energy/Biodiesel Magazine) ... Today most glycerin is derived from biodiesel production. ... The basis of Whole Energy’s glycerin process is to distill off water and methanol and then allow salts and other residuals from biodiesel production to separate from

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The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The uses of glycerin - crude, USP-grade or otherwise - and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. In the early

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Sen. Collins Introduces Clean Cookstoves Bill That Would Improve Environment, Public Health

(Senator Susan Collins)  U.S. Senator Susan Collins today introduced the "Clean Cookstoves Support Act," a bill that would reduce carbon pollution and improve public health by supporting a global market for clean and efficient cookstoves. "Replacing unsafe cookstoves with modern alternatives

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Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  According to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and other media organizations, 14 scientists and researchers submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on March 6 urging the agency to meaningfully reduce its

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In Response: Ethanol Rule Helps the Environment

by Ashwin Raman (Duluth News Tribune)  I disagreed with the Feb. 18 commentary, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” by Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota. How Meeks came to the conclusion that, “Since its inception, the ethanol mandate had made neither

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were up a third from December

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Biodiesel Co-Product Can Reduce Soil Nitrogen Losses to Groundwater

(Rothamsted Research) Application of biodiesel co-product (BCP) reduces the amount of soil nitrogen (N) loss when compared to traditional agricultural practices. An important goal in agricultural sustainability that would also impact national sustainability is to establish better management of nitrogen (N) to

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Rasoya charts 500 cr Capex to Set up New Units

(The Hindu BusinessLine)“The company has proposed to set up a plant to manufacture ethanol from maize and other agro products in a bid to tap the potential of increasing demand for green fuel.” Rasoya Proteins has outlined a capital expenditure of

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PCJ Biofuel Research Favours Chinese Castor Bean

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica's (PCJ) research on oilseeds from three geographical sources as biofuel has so far favoured the Zibo 8 variety of castor bean from China that was grown in St Catherine. PCJ is

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China New Energy Jumps on New Biorefinery Contract

(IFA Magazine)  The share price of AIM-listed China New Energy (CNE) rose by a tenth on Monday after the bioenergy engineering and technology firm received a contract to build another biorefinery for Ubon Bio Ethanol in Thailand. The new project, expected

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East Pilbara Hay and Sorghum Trial Progressing

by Lucie Bell (ABC)  In Western Australia's East Pilbara a project to drought-proof the region is in its early stages.   Warrawagine Station is preparing to grow hay for stock fodder and sorghum to be used as bio-fuel at the nearby

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Methes Energies Starts Manufacturing Process of One Denami 600 for Aruba Client

(Methes Energies/MarketWire)   Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers, today announced it has received a deposit from Antilla Energy VBA (formally known as BioFuel Aruba)

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Algae Biomass Organization Hails New Publication that Identifies Most Promising Locations for Commercial Algae Production Projects

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Analysis can reduce time, cost associated with site development The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today (March 10, 2014) lauded a new publication from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in partnership with

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BRICS and Mortar: The Fast-Growing BRIC Economies Take Aim at Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set.  The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a beehive of activity around drop-in,

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California to Consider Updating ILUC for Biofuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is holding two public workshops regarding the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) this week – one to discuss general updates to the LCFS regulation, and the second to discuss updates to the

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USDA Makes Payments to Support Production of Advanced Biofuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced that USDA is making nearly $60 million in payments to 195 producers to support the production of advanced biofuel. “These payments represent the Obama Administration’s commitment to support an

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E85 Fueling Station Availability Is Increasing

(US Department of Energy Energy Information Administration)  The number of retail fueling stations offering motor fuel that can be up to 85% ethanol, known as E85, has grown rapidly since 2007. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), Minnesota continues

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Government Announces Boost in Funding for Scottish Biofuel Programme

(The Edinburgh Reporter) The Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, on Wednesday announced a funding boost for the Scottish Biofuel programme at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus. He pledged that along with funding from the EU, Scottish Enterprise

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Natural Gas Vehicles Worse for Climate than Diesel Ones?

by Wendy Koch (USA Today)  Trucks and buses that run on natural gas may actually be worse for the climate, over the long run, than diesel-fueled vehicles, study says. Natural gas is widely hailed as cleaner than other fossil fuels, but

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California Air Resources Board to Hold Hearing on Biodiesel March 20

(California Air Resources Board)  ARB's diesel fuel regulations are geared toward controlling criteria pollutant emissions from hydrocarbon-based fuels and are not intended to provide a market pathway for alternative diesel fuels (ADF), such as biodiesel.  With the advent of the policies

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Application Now Open for the 2014 Green Genome Awards

(Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center)  The first inaugural community college Green Genome awards, issued by the SEED Center and Snap-on Incorporated, highlighted five of the most innovative and effective sustainable colleges . We are ready to discover the next generation of

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Biodiesel Manufacturer to Bring $30M Plant to Temple after Incentives Confirmed

by Robert Grattan (Austin Business Journal)  Thomas Biodiesel LLC has finalized a deal that will bring 31 jobs and a $30 million biodiesel manufacturing plant to Temple, following a decision by Temple City Council to approve $1.5 million in incentives for the

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Neste Oil and DONG Energy to Begin Cooperation on Technology Development for Renewable Fuels

(Neste Oil Corporation)  Neste Oil, the world's largest producer of premium-quality renewable fuels, has joined forces with DONG Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel

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Ensyn and Memorial Hospital Sign RFO™ Biofuel Supply Agreement

(Ensyn Fuels/MarketWired)  Ensyn Fuels, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ensyn Corporation ("Ensyn"), has signed a contract with Memorial Hospital of North Conway, New Hampshire ("Memorial") for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn's advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn's RFO, produced from forest residues, will

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The Hunt for Hydrogen and Hydro-Riches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.”   Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of their bio-hydrogen expression system following the successful completion of a six

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Biofuel Plant in South Africa to Begin Construction

(Biofuels International)  A major renewable energy plant in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, which has been in planning for seven years, is set to start preliminary work in September. Silvapen Group, the South African – Brazilian company, plans to build the proposed R1.2 billion

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South Dakota to Include 15% Ethanol in State Fleets

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  South Dakota will soon begin incorporating 15 percent ethanol (E15) fuel into its state vehicle fleet.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced Thursday that E15 will be made available this year during a test period at four major fuel

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Hastings, Lexington Facilities Receive Federal Funds for Advanced Biofuel Production

by Jordan Onwiler (Nebraska.tv) Three Nebraska companies, including one located in Hastings and another in Lexington, have received federal funds to support production of advanced biofuels. Chief Ethanol Fuel, Inc received total payments of more than $4,000. The company operates an ethanol

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It’s Time to Focus on the Elephant in the Corner

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... At some point in the future, the ethanol industry may even have to accept the eventual transition from corn-based ethanol to cellulosic ethanol and, eventually, to an entirely new type of fuel altogether. It’s natural

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PeaceEnergy Launches Crowd-Sourced Fundraising to Fuel Motorbikes with Ethanol in Vietnam

(PeaceEnergy)  Mobile Payment Technology for E-85 Fuel KIOSK Vietnam 40 million motorbikes Vietnam's mandate is to reduce Green House Gases for a cleaner Planet. PeaceENERGYs Mobile Payment Fuel KIOSK will use E-85 & E-100 for 40 million motorbikes. PeaceENERGY's Technology can implement

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It’s Not a Sprint: Achieving Biofuel Goals Requires the Effort of a Marathon

(25 x '25)   EPA’s release this week of the latest rule governing vehicle emissions and fuel standards is a reminder that while regulations can raise the profile of biofuels, there are no “silver” policy bullets that absolutely assure the growth of biofuels

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REQUEST FOR ABSTRACTS: Short Rotation Woody Crop Conference “Woody Crops: Production Alternatives for Multiple Uses” July 17-19, 2014 Seattle, WA DEADLINE: April 1, 2014

The 10th Biennial Short Rotation Woody Crop Conference offers an opportunity to communicate practical knowledge on how short rotation woody crop (SRWC) production systems are being used and continually improved to provide economically sustainable feedstocks for the production bioenergy, bioproducts, and

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CALLL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2014 National Bioenergy and Environment Summit September 23-25 Ames, IA DEADLINE: March 15, 2014

The 2014 National Bioenergy and Environment Summit will provide a forum for the exchange of biorenewables and sustainability research findings and educational ideas, methods, and techniques for Extension Educators, NGO’s and outreach and policy professionals with agriculture, energy, and natural

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REQUEST FOR SPEAKERS, POSTERS: Pan-American Congress on Plants and BioEnergy 2014 June 4 -7, 2014 Guelph, Canada DEADLINE March 15

Supported by the American Society of Plant Biologists from its inaugural congress in 2008, this meeting is designed to initiate Pan-American research collaborations in energy biosciences.  The 4th congress, the first held in Canada, aims to continue a tradition of

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Biodiesel Named Official Alt Fuel of DTPA's Inaugural Super Pull

(Delaware Soybean Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel has been named the official fuel of the inaugural Delmarva Tractor Pullers Association’s Super Pull. The event will take place March 8-9 at the Harrington Fair Grounds in Harrington, Del. ... “A majority of the pullers are farmers, so

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The Next Generation Adds to Biodiesel Sustainability and Growth

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  When National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe addressed the biodiesel industry at the recent conference in San Diego, he reminded us of the importance of history in understanding how we got to where

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The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research

Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The uses of glycerin - crude, USP-grade or otherwise - and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel.  READ MORE

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Biodiesel Separation, Washing and Polishing: Upstream and Downstream Considerations

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Several methods to cleanse and polish biodiesel are utilized, but the story on how well these work begins upstream. Therefore, the cost-effectiveness of biodiesel purification methods should be evaluated based on composition of upstream product.  READ

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Biodiesel's Added Value: Time to Get Back on Message

by Michael Devine  (AMERIgreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  ...As a veteran of biodiesel marketing and distribution over the past decade, my first suggestion for the current state of the biodiesel industry is to “get back on message.” Looking forward as we move into

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It Pays to Shop for Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  An informal survey of gasoline retail locations in greater Des Moines, Iowa, revealed that while 87-octane gasoline prices remain relatively uniform across several retail brands, the price a consumer pays for premium gasoline varies greatly depending

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Idea Leads to Cellulosic Ethanol, Scholarship

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  An idea that started back when he was just an elementary school student has led a Tennessee high schooler to picking up a substantial scholarship that he says will help him further his own energy business.

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Biodiesel Finds Allies at Commodity Classic

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  ...Joe (Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board) is really perplexed at the cut to the share of biodiesel in the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) considering how biodiesel is able to make up a lot possible shortfalls

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Cellulosic Ethanol Requires Efficiently Collecting Corn Stover Bales

by Andrea Johnson (Midwest Producer) Corn stover experts have found ways to reduce the cost of bringing corn stover from the field to cellulosic ethanol plants. A study conducted by DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol and Iowa State University was able to reduce the

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This American Land - Emmetsburg, Iowa Video

(POETTV)  A story of spirit and ingenuity in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  WATCH VIDEO

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Camelina Refinery Seeks to Jump-Start Jobs in Delta

by Green Guide Staff (InArkansas.com)   In the sleepy town of DeWitt, past a wooden sign labeled “ArcoFeed,” within the walls of a half-ruined filling station, there sits a metal box about the size of a refrigerator.  The box could be

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Boeing, South African Airways Explore Ways for Farmers to Grow More Sustainable Biofuel Crops

(Boeing) Collaboration with Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials supports greater market access for “smallhold” farms Boeing [NYSE:BA] is launching an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for “smallhold” farmers in Southern Africa to

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Springboard Biodiesel Opens Buyer's Club for Local Biodiesel Consumption

(Springboard Biodiesel/PR Web)  Chico-based biodiesel equipment manufacturer, Springboard Biodiesel, continues to diversify with launch of local fuel sales. Springboard Biodiesel, a leading provider of small-scale biodiesel processing systems, has announced the creation of a local biodiesel buyers club for interested individuals

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Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax credits, loan guarantees and R&D support — but haven’t got the time to read all 1653 glorious pages?  Try the

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Petrixo to Invest $800 Million in Fujairah Bio-Fuel Refinery

(Arab News)  Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas has decided to invest $800 million in bio-fuel refinery in Fujairah. The company, which has been investing in the green fuels for several years, has plans to be a leader in bio-fuel production

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Study Published for Siting Algae Cultivation Facilities in U.S.

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Locating sites for new algae cultivation facilities is a complex task. The climate must support high growth rates, and cultivation ponds require appropriate land and water resources as well as transportation and utility infrastructure. In a study recently

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New Catalyst Could Lead to Cleaner Energy

by Anne Trafton (MIT News)  MIT chemists have devised a way to trap carbon dioxide and transform it into useful organic compounds, using a simple metal complex. More work is needed to understand and optimize the reaction, but one day this

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