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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

March 28, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 28, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 28, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 28, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Webinar–NCRCRD: Innovations in Agriculture & Rural Development March 27, 2014 noon ET

  Webinar–NCRCRD: Innovations in Agriculture & Rural Development   March 27, 2014    noon ET

Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development: a free webinar series designed for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more about technology that may be relevant to your current or future

March 26, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 26, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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.

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

All-Energy Australia October 15-16, 2014 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  All-Energy Australia   October 15-16, 2014   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

All-Energy Australia is an annual, free-to-delegate, business-to-business conference and networking forum hosted alongside an impressive exhibition showcasing renewable energy, clean energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency. In 2013, All-Energy Australia

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Health Effects of Fine Particles from Vehicle Emissions April 1, 2014 Washington, DC

  Health Effects of Fine Particles from Vehicle Emissions   April 1, 2014    Washington, DC

Numerous scientific studies have linked exposure to particle pollution – especially fine particles – to a variety of serious health problems and premature death.  Particle pollution from gasoline use in

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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,

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 24, 2014 Read Full Article

VI Ukrainian Biofuel Forum April 15-16, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine

  VI Ukrainian Biofuel Forum    April 15-16, 2014   Kiev, Ukraine

The main objective of the Forum: the development of the biofuel industry in Ukraine by establishing a strong information and communication business platform. Provide companies with effective management of opportunities and

March 24, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 21, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 21, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 21, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 21, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 21, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 20, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 20, 2014 Read Full Article

VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference May 14, 2014 New York, NY

  VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference    May 14, 2014    New York, NY

The International Sugar Organization and DATAGRO have chosen the Starlight Roof, at the Waldorf Astoria, as the perfect location to organize their VIII New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference. Its elegance

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

"Local High School's Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research" March 25, 2014 Breinigsville, PA

  "Local High School's  Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research"    March 25, 2014   Breinigsville, PA

Student presentation of Algae Bioreactor Biofuels Research and facility,  Daniel High School “Green Team,” Birdsboro, PA On Feb 20, 2014 the Green Team at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA,

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA FSA-RMA Joint Stakeholder Listening Session on Farm Bill Implementation March 27, 2014 Washington, DC

  USDA FSA-RMA Joint Stakeholder Listening Session on Farm Bill Implementation      March 27, 2014     Washington, DC

You are invited to join representatives from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) for a Stakeholders Listening Session on our preparations to implement the provisions

March 19, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

$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

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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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

World Sugar Expo 2014 September 3-4 Bangkok, Thailand

  World Sugar Expo 2014     September 3-4     Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Expo 2014, Thailand held only once every 2 years is one of the world’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae in Iowa

(Algae Industry Magazine)  This American Land travels to Shenandoah, Iowa, to take a look at BioProcess Algae’s novel technology for

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 15, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Venice 2014 – Fifth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste November 17-20 Venice, Italy

  Venice 2014 – Fifth International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste  November 17-20   Venice, Italy

The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop March 20-21, 2014 Golden, CO

  Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop   March 20-21, 2014   Golden, CO

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a Biomass Indirect Liquefaction (IDL) Workshop on March 20–21, 2014,

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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

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

The Hydrogen Spring

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reminiscent of 2009′s Summer of Algae, when those technologies were coming out of the woodwork,

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

$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

March 13, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Energy Independence Summit March 30-April 1, 2014 Washington, DC

  Energy Independence Summit    March 30-April 1, 2014    Washington, DC

The Energy Independence Summit is the nation’s premier alternative fuels policy event; and this year’s event runs March 30 –

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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

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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

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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

March 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Collective Biodiesel Conference August 14-17, 2014 Pittsboro, NC

  Collective Biodiesel Conference   August 14-17, 2014   Pittsboro, NC

The Collective Biodiesel Conference is geared toward active and open collaboration among participants, including home brewers, grease collectors, multi-million gallon

March 12, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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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

March 12, 2014 Read Full Article

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

March 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Webinar: IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Biomass Flyash March 25, 2014 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. EST

  Webinar:  IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Biomass Flyash  March 25, 2014   12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. EST

The International Biochar Initiative is leading the international biochar community in the open, transparent and inclusive process of updating the IBI Biochar

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Webinar: IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Weathering, Post-Processing & Sampling March 17, 2014 2:00 – 4:00p.m. EST

  Webinar:  IBI Biochar Standards V2.0 Proposed Policy Revisions – Weathering, Post-Processing & Sampling  March 17, 2014    2:00 – 4:00p.m. EST

The International Biochar Initiative is leading the international biochar community in the open, transparent and inclusive process of updating the IBI Biochar

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train April 22-23, 2014 Washington, DC

  National Transportation Safety Board to Examine the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol by Train      April 22-23, 2014     Washington, DC

(National Transportation Safety Board)  The National Transportation Safety Board today (March 6, 2014) announced it will hold a public forum

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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.

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference April 9-10, 2014 Toronto, Canada

  All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference    April 9-10, 2014    Toronto, Canada

All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference, the 3rd event in the global All-Energy series, is taking place at the Exhibition Place

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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

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Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy July 29-30 Washington, DC

  Biomass 2014:  Growing the Future Bioeconomy     July 29-30     Washington, DC

Agenda with speaker presentations Breakout Speaker Biographies Additional Speaker Biographies Attendee List Biomass 2014 Promotional Video Advanced Biofuels USA, co-hosting with

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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

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New Markets for Bioenergy Crops May 20-21, 2014 State College, PA

  New Markets for Bioenergy Crops     May 20-21, 2014    State College, PA

A healthy and resilient bioenergy economy needs to include a diverse market for biomass crops, including non-energy uses of these

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NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food April 8, 2014 1:00 PM ET

  NEWBio WEBINAR: Biodiesel, Vegetable Oil, and Biofuels/On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food   April 8, 2014  1:00 PM ET

Chris Callahan, Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Vermont   Douglas Schaufler, Research Associate, Ag Bio Engineering, Penn State Wondering how oilseed

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Fermentation Methods and Scale-Up Strategies Workshop March 24-26, 2014 University Park, PA

  Fermentation Methods and Scale-Up Strategies Workshop     March 24-26, 2014    University Park, PA

This course emphasizes the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory microbial fermentation and scale-up. Participants will get hands-on experience setting

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