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EPA Funds Cook Stoves Research to Ameliorate Air Quality and Mitigate Climate Change

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) If the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) systematic analysis study of 2010 is anything to go by, then by the time you are done

May 30, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

UK Researchers Aim to Convert Oilseed Straw into Biofuels

(Institute of Food Research/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways

May 30, 2014 Read Full Article

European Scientists Stabilize Bio-Oil for Use as Marine Biofuel

(Aston University/Biomass Magazine)  A sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste could help transform the shipping industry and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative sustainable fuels are urgently needed

May 30, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA: Cellulosic RINs Were Generated in April

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were

May 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Addressing Climate Change in South Dakota

by US Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) (Black Hills Pioneer)    … Our state’s long-standing leadership in renewable fuels like wind power and ethanol has helped us be a part of the

May 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Buys Tyson Foods' Stake in Dynamic Fuels

(Arkansas Business)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to acquire Tyson’s 50 percent ownership of Dynamic Fuels LLC, the companies announced Wednesday.

May 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Fargo Conference Highlights Future for Biotechnology

(Forum News Service/SC Times)  Opportunities to provide bio-based industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Nearly 120 Companies Ask Obama to Boost Biodiesel Standard

(National Biodiesel Board)  One hundred seventeen biodiesel companies and affiliated businesses from 41 states called on President Obama Wednesday to stand behind his past support for the U.S. biodiesel industry

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Environmental Working Group)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s pending proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol that must be blended into gasoline in 2014 by 1.39 billion gallons would lower

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

US Navy Supports ASU's Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

by Sarah Mason  (Arizon State University Light Works)  The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Biomass Supplies Applies for RSB Sustainability Certification: Biomass Supplies Would Be First RSB-Certified Company in Sri Lanka

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is pleased to announce that Biomass Supplies has applied for RSB certification. Biomass Supplies is pioneering innovative and progressive partnerships

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR POSTERS: Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy July 29-30 Washington, DC DEADLINE: June 10

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) invites students, researchers, public and private organizations, and members of the general public to submit poster abstracts for consideration for the

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

B Ready For B10 Workshop Series June 10-July 22, 2014 Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota

  B Ready For B10 Workshop Series   June 10-July 22, 2014     Workshop locations vary throughout Minnesota

B Ready For B10.  This summer Minnesota will take the next step forward in renewable fuel use. Beginning July 1 until September 30, 2014, all #2 diesel fuel will contain

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Managing Climate Risks in the Southeast

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA). The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing, on May 22, on Capitol Hill, examining the current and projected impacts of climate

May 28, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Funds University Research on Cleaner Fuel Burning to Improve Air Quality/The World Health Organization Estimates that Cookstove Smoke Accounts for over 4 Million Premature Deaths Annually

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new funding for six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes that

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Outlines A More Self-Sufficient, Efficient Future For The Fleet

by Christopher Harress (International Business Times)  … For Mabus (Ray Mabus, the secretary of the Navy), who had come to New York for Fleet Week, the real story was taking place

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Texas Nearly Takes Top Clean Energy Jobs Spot

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Houston Chronicle/McClatchy-Tribune Regional News/RenewablesBiz.com)  Texas added nearly 800 clean energy jobs during the first three months of the year, putting the Lone Star State second only

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuels America Campaign Reminds Drivers of Savings

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Just as a good-sized portion of the country is hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, Fuels America launches an ad campaign to remind drivers just how much

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Former Ethanol Car Driver Wins Indy 500

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  It was mid-season in 2007 when Ryan Hunter-Reay burst on the IndyCar Series scene wearing the green and blue ethanol logo for Rahal-Letterman Racing. He finished 6th in

May 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Walking a Rough Road to a World Free of Non-Renewable Sources of Energy: Memories of 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo

By Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine a world without non-renewable energy sources, where we just use sun, wind, and biomass to generate our electricity for industries and

May 27, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Defusing the Cellulosic Bomb inside the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuel Digest)  Thought the 2014 volume debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard was tough enough?What about the ticking bomb inside the RFS — that could completely flat-line

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Palm Oil, Deforestation, and the Fast Food Industry: Would You Like a Side of Forests with That?

by Calen May-Tobin (Union of Concerned Scientists/Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative )  … In our report Donuts, Deodorant, Deforestation, UCS was one of the first groups to highlight how little the fast food

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

ACE Informs Motorists Most New Model Vehicles Eligible For E15 Blends

(Biofuel Journal)  The summer driving season is now hitting the United States, and the Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol, (ACE) Ron Lamberty says many motorists might not realize it,

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Transportation Forecast: Light Duty Vehicles

(Navigant) Light Duty Stop-Start, Hybrid Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Electric, Battery Electric, Natural Gas, Fuel Cell, and Conventional Vehicles: Global Market Forecasts, 2014-2035 …  Over 1.2 billion vehicles are on the world’s roads

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

US Senate Completes Mark-Up on Defense Budget, Supports Continuation of Advanced Biofuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act, following mark-up, is reported to not include any attempts to undermine the Defense Production Act’s

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Fortunately, Unfortunately: Pathways and Barriers to Algae Biofuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Think algae biofuels are real and near? Or, think it’s a promotional scheme for attracting finance for nutraceuticals and academic bridges-to-nowhere?  The barriers might be

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

How Fossil Fuel Interests Attack Renewable Energy

by Gabe Elsner (Energy and Policy Institute/Renewable Energy World)   Fossil fuel-funded front groups repeatedly spread disinformation on renewable energy standard and net metering policies in an effort to overturn pro-clean energy

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Panel and Years of Living Dangerously

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Enlightening and Shocking are apt words that describe the eighth episode of the Years of Living Dangerously that was screened on Capitol Hill on

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

US Fleet Conversion Turns Navy to Biofuels

by Brendan Nicholson (The Australian)  Australia’s defence ties to the US have taken on a green hue, with the Royal Australian Navy planning to make all its ships and aircraft

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Making Money from Lignin: Roadmap Shows How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining

by Brett Israel (Georgia Institute of Technology)  When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old adage

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

RTA Expands Green Bus Fleet

by Shafaat Shahbandari  (Zawya/Gulf News)  Dubai: A total of 118 biodiesel-powered green buses will be in operation in Dubai by the end of this year as the Roads and Transport

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Sixth Circuit Greenlights Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

by Paul E. Gutermann (Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP/Lexology.com)  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held this week that the Department of Energy (DOE) complied with its

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Future Uncertain for Ukiah Biodiesel Producer

by Justine Fredericksen  (Daily Journal News)  Cash-strapped Yokayo Biofuels is for sale … “The grant was to install an enzymatic process that would increase our capacity by about 75 percent, which

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Mauritius: The EU Will Provide 4 Million Euro to Support the Use of Ethanol as Fuel

(AgenceEcoFin.com)  … But Mauritius will now demonstrate strong commitment, after blowing 10 million euros for non-compliance with EU indicators relating to the production of electricity. ”  With regard to the use of

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Patriot Renewable Fuels Hires Leifmark to Plan First Stage of Major US Cellulosic Ethanol Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Inbicon technology planned as centerpiece of low-carbon, high-profit platform: “Patriot will lead the way.” In Illinois, Patriot Renewable Fuels announced that Leifmark has been hired

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

When Refiners Cry Wolf, Who Will Be Fooled?

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)   EPA’s proposed rule went too far in correcting a problem largely of the refiners’ own making.  It’s in the nation’s interest to put

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Microalgae in Animal Feed

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Although the use of whole microalgae in animal diets has long been studied, the 
de-fatted biomass of microalgal species, derived from biofuel production research, has only recently

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Cheaper Renewable Fuels: Is Algae the Missing Ingredient?

by Sarah Lozanova (Triple Pundit) … “Not all algae can be lumped together,” says Paul Woods, CEO of Algenol, a biotechnology company that produces ethanol and other fuels. “There are lots of

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Forum Underscores Increased Emission Benefits from Ethanol

(25 x ’25)  Ethanol’s role in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was underscored this week in a forum of biofuel value chain partners, conservation and greenhouse gas experts

May 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Amyris, Total SA, and The Boeing Company Are Excited About Renewable Jet Fuel

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  The global aviation industry accounts for roughly 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions. On a per-passenger basis, a flight on an airplane emits far

May 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Minnesota Is First to Mandate B10 Biodiesel

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The land of 10,000 lakes becomes the first for another 10… a 10 percent biodiesel mandate. The move from a B5 to B10 blending requirement for

May 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Aftermath of Climate Change: National Landmarks at Risk

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the impact of climate change becoming evident by the day, many of the United States iconic landmarks are at risk as never before.

May 23, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Where is Blue Carbon Going?

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, a panel of experts discussed the importance of blue carbon and the ramifications of its release in a “Managing

May 23, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

E15 Arrives in Missouri, though Consumers May Have to Look Hard to Find It

by Jacob Barker (St. LouisPost-Dispatch)  It’s hard to find a gas station these days that doesn’t sell a 10 percent ethanol blend. A 15 percent mix, now that it’s available,

May 23, 2014 Read Full Article

ACT Expo 2014- North America’s Largest Clean Fleet Expo

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   ACT Expo 2014, co-located with NVG Global 2014, was held on May 5-8 in Long Beach CA. It was the largest clean transportation industry

May 23, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

US Navy Approves Biofuels MILSPECS, Opens Pacific Fuel Buy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Washington, the Navy’s Director of Operational Energy, Chris Tindal, advises the Digest: “As of two weeks ago, the Navy has fully approved MILSPECs for

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

“But I Won’t Cry for Yesterday”: The Re-Making of the US Ethanol Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The migration from first-gen to next-gen biofuels is becoming less ‘Invisible’ — and the new landscape is not, by anyone’s estimation, an ‘Ordinary World’.   If

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

InteSusAl Project Building One-Hectare Demo Unit

(Algae Industry Magazine) The InteSusAl Consortium of biotechnology experts has started building a one-hectare unit in Southern Portugal that will demonstrate an innovative integrated approach to produce microalgae biomass with biodiesel validation

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Agrees to Acquire Tyson Foods’ Half Ownership of Dynamic Fuels

(Renewable Energy Group)  Deal to Result in REG Owning All of 75-Million Gallon Renewable Diesel Biorefinery Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods, Inc.

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Alternative Jet Fuels: Federal Activities Support Development and Usage, but Long-term Commercial Viability Hinges on Market Factors

(Government Accountability Office)   The federal government supports the development and use of alternative jet fuels through both broad and targeted initiatives. Broad national strategies promote the development of a variety of alternative

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

New Joint Ventures Aim to Establish Hemp-Ethanol Pilot Plant

by Holly Jessen (Biomass Magazine) Edmonton, Alberta-based Syngar Technologies Inc. has announced two separate joint venture projects that will, together, help make hemp-to-cellulosic ethanol a step closer to reality. Syngar Technologies,

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

House Committee Passes Anti-Biofuel Amendments in Markup Session

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) On May 7, the House Armed Service Committee held a markup session on H.R. 4435, the fiscal year 2015 national defense authorization bill. During that markup

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

The Bio-Fuel Sector Is Attracting Some Big Names

by Reuben Brewer (The Motley Fool)  Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM  ) and FutureFuel (NYSE: FF  ) are two relatively small companies largely focused on the emerging bio-fuel market. However, they aren’t the only players in the space. And

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Mallee Biofuels May Fuel Perth Engines

(Biofuels International) By 2030, young mallee trees could create an aviation grade bio kerosene  Airline operations from Perth could see its flights fuelled up to 100% with the aviation grade bio

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Södra and Statkraft to Form New Biofuel Company

(Biofuels International)  Södra and Statkraft have signed a letter of intent to create a company that will produce biofuels using forest raw material. The agreement means that Statkraft, a renewable energy producer,

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

NASA and DLR Research Biofuel-Powered Flights

(Biofuels International)  The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) are researching the use of biofuels in

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

KLM Embarks on Transatlantic Biofuel Trial

(Biofuels International) KLM has launched a six month biofuel trial using an A330-200 on flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aruba and Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles.  The Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Draft Appropriations Bill Aims to Cut Funding for BCAP, REAP

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, which aims to reduce funding levels for several Farm Bill Energy Title

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

COLUMN-Money to Burn: OPEC's Wasteful Energy Subsidies: Kemp

by John Kemp (Reuters Africa)  Fossil fuel subsidies cost governments in emerging markets more than $500 billion every year and are a major contributor to climate change, according to the

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Putting the Squeeze on Gasoline

by Kelly Taylor (Chronicle Herald Wheels)  It’s a breakthrough that has eluded engine researchers for more than a century. Now, it might be as little as five years away. …

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Genetic Assets from Mendel Added to Product Development Program

(REPREVE® RENEWABLES, LLC)  REPREVE® RENEWABLES, LLC, announced today it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

A Strong Voice in Indiana

by Jim Dukart (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol plants in Indiana account for some 600 jobs, with an additional 4.9 jobs

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Biobased Delta Teams up with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

(Biorizon)  South-western Netherlands-based Biobased Delta Foundation has agreed to work closely with the Canadian sustainable chemistry alliance Bioindustrial Innovation Canada.

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Another Day, Another Oil Spill

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  An oil pipeline ruptured in Los Angeles on LA Street yesterday and in response Americans United For

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Producers Anticipate the Greatest Impact from Proposed Changes to the RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association) Today (May 15, 2014), 33 advanced biofuel companies, led by the Advanced Ethanol Council and Biotechnology Industry Organization,

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Fermentable Cellulosic Sugars for Capex of 6.5 Cents per Gallon? Freakishly Low-Cost Venture Still at Early-Stage.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s a capex figure so low that it sounds like a decimal point is missing.

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

20th Asia International Sugar Conference August 26-28, 2014 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  20th Asia International Sugar Conference   August 26-28, 2014   Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Now into its 20th year, IBC’s Asia sugar conference has established itself as the preferred annual meeting point for sugar

May 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Senators and Industry Speak Out In Favor of Biodiesel

by Jesse Stolark  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  With a final decision in the Renewable Volume Obligates (RVOs) expected in

May 18, 2014 Read Full Article

17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum July 31, 2014 Washington, DC

  17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum     July 31, 2014   Washington, DC

This year’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO expects to bring together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade

May 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Joule Achieves ASTM Compliance for Sustainable Diesel, Jet Fuel

(Joule)  Marking another step towards commercial readiness of CO2-neutral fuels,  Joule today announced that its Sunflow®-D and Sunflow®-J products meet the standards of the

May 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Lignin Valorization: Improving Lignin Processing in the Biorefinery

by Arthur J. Ragauskas, Gregg T. Beckham, Mary J. Biddy, Richard Chandra, Fang Chen, Mark F. Davis, Brian H. Davison, Richard

May 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Media Advisory: Waterloo and Bordeaux to Launch Canada’s First Bachelor of Bio-based Chemistry Program at Conference

by (University of Waterloo) Media are invited to attend as researchers from Waterloo and Bordeaux gather to create a bio-chemistry

May 16, 2014 Read Full Article

SkyNRG Supplies KLM’s New Series of Transatlantic Biofuel Flights to Aruba and Bonaire

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the global market maker for sustainable fuels, will supply sustainable jet fuel to a new series of KLM

May 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Smallholder Group Certification Standard

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB recognizes the complex realities of smallholder production systems and is committed to make the RSB

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Unilever Protects Wildlife Habitat through RSB Certification

(National Wildlife Federation) Last week, Unilever announced that any product certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) will be considered to be “sustainably sourced”

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Joyce Admits Budget Will Be Tough for Rural Australia

(ABC Rural)  … The ethanol and biodiesel industries face grant cuts worth millions of dollars. The Ethanol Production Grants program will

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Grants Further Environmental Policy Research

by Stacy Shackford (Cornell Chronicle)  … A $499,998 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

'Green Bank' Would Fund Private Eco-Energy Projects

by Hamish Rutherford (Stuff Business Day)  Increased royalties from oil and gas would be used to create a profit-oriented Green

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

How Laboratory Information Management Systems Can Prepare Labs for Biofuels Growth

by Colin Thurston (Thermo Fisher Scientific)  With dramatic drops in U.S. energy imports, a clear sign of our growing energy

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

$2M Supports Soybean Research

(Lab Canada)  A University of Guelph scientist using genetics to improve Ontario’s most valuable crop has received nearly $2 million

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Ames Lab Creates Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Cheaper, Cleaner Biofuel

(e! Science News)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has created a faster, cleaner biofuel refining technology that not

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Announces Availability of New Training Materials

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled an updated version of “The Training Guide to Ethanol

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Hot Intel! Rockin’ Slides from the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, the 11th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, produced by BIO, opened today with

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

KiOR update: “We do not believe we can restart the Columbus facility on an economically viable basis at this time.”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The following is excerpted from KiOR’s most recent 10-Q quarterly report, as filed with the SEC.

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

ADM Embraces Sustainable Palm Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company announced its intention to exclusively offer Roundtable on Sustainable

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

UK Report Highlights Economic Impact of Bioenergy, Biofuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association has published the results of an analysis that determined

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Majority of Americans Support the RFS

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) A recent poll of 1,000 Americans shows 65 percent support the renewable fuel

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Asheville Entrepreneur Aims to Harness Cyanobacteria's Photosynthetic Prowess

by Mary-Russell Roberson  (News Observer)  Bruce Dannenberg is a big fan of cyanobacteria – the ancient lineage of organisms you

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Producers Hit Hard by Policy Uncertainty: Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten Have Idled Production

(National Biodiesel Board) Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on the most successful advanced biofuel in the U.S.,

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Addax Bioenergy Certified by Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

(Sierra Express Media)  Addax Bioenergy (SL) Limited has been fully and formally certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Tanzania Hosts Ethanol Project

(Biofuels International)  Agro EcoEnergy has invested $550 million (€400 million) in sugarcane farming for an ethanol project. The subsidiary of

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

California Council on Science and Technology Releases Report on Expanding Biofuels in California

(California Council on Science and Technology)  Advanced biofuels have the potential to provide California with economic opportunities while reducing greenhouse

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Utah Law Encourages Biodiesel Use

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While H.R. 5 signed by Gov. Herbert encourages biodiesel use in Utah, exactly how the

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy, Marines to Partner with Purdue to Make Switch to Alternative Energy Sources, Biofuels

(Associated Press/The Republic)  Purdue University is teaming up with the U.S. Navy on a project to help the military tap into alternative power

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuels America to Prez: Your RFS Proposal at Odds with National Climate Assessment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a letter to President Obama, leaders of America’s renewable fuel industry urge the Administration

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers

By Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel from the Sea: Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Seawater

by Daniel Parry  (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Renewable Energy World)   Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

DuPont CEO Asks Congress, White House to Keep Ethanol Mandate

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The top executive with seed and chemical maker DuPont said Tuesday that Congress and the

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Mozambique Plans to Start Ethanol Production

(Biofuels International) xperts in Mozambique are meeting to discuss strategies for producing clean energy to reduce pollution and costs in the

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant to Build Renewable Diesel Facility

(Biofuels International) Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy’s ethanol plant in Phillipsburg, Kansas, will build a renewable diesel facility on site. … The facility

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Zimbabwean Investor Keen to Launch $500 Million Ethanol Plant

(Biofuels International)  A Zimbabwean investor is looking to plough $500 million (€360 million) into an ethanol production plant in Kawambwa,

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producer Brings Biodiesel to Cambridge

by Cole Epley (Omaha.com) The Michigan-based parent company of a southwestern Nebraska ethanol plant has opened a new travel center in

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

City Trash-To-Biofuel Project Takes Step Ahead for Blairstown, Marion

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)”First-in-the-nation” plant to convert municipal solid waste and other trash into cellulosic biofuel No Martians are

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Blame Ethanol

by Greg Krissek (Lawerence- Journal World)  To the editor: Kansas University biologist Chip Taylor has brought ethanol to the top of his

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

ACE: Blend Wall Cost Reporting Wrong

by Joanna Schroeder (Domestic Fuels) Several recent media reports have reported that the “blend wall” cost refiners nearly $1.35 billion last year.

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

FORUM: A Brief Lesson On Ethanol And Food Prices

by Kelvin Alversion (Rapid City Journal) We are blessed as Americans to have the safest, most affordable and abundant food supply

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

With RENEW, University at Buffalo Researchers Are Tackling Major Issues Related to Energy, Water and the Environment

by Cory Nealon (University at Buffalo)  Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Vermont Tech Announces Gift from Entrepreneur David Blittersdorf to Support Renewable Energy Bachelor’s Degree

(Vermont Technical College)  Vermont Business Leader Urges State to Keep Momentum on Energy Goals Vermont Tech announced today that David

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

LanzaTech, INVISTA Aim for Waste-CO2-to-Chemicals in New Pact

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Kansas, INVISTA and LanzaTech signed a research and development agreement focused on the development

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

The Pyromaniax: Anellotech Starts up Pearl River BTX Pilot Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Meets December 2013 commitment to be able to provide BTX developmental quantities to strategic partners.

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Return of the Pyromaniax: Proton Power and Its Hydrous Pyrolysis Process for Super Low-Cost Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new wonder technology to behold: über low-cost hydrous pyrolysis for power and fuels.  What’s

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

How 'Big Corn' Lost the Ethanol Battle to Philadelphia Refiners

by Cesary Podkul and Jeff Mason  (Reuters)  Six months ago the U.S. oil industry scored a surprise win against farm

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Focus on Biofuels Is Key to Renewable Energy Success | Commentary

by Byron Dorgan (Roll Call) … But today, I’m concerned about the administration’s recent proposal that would put an end to

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Collaborative Growth Platform

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Guardian Energy intends to keep local ownership a viable part of the ethanol industry,

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Don’t Ignore Contribution of Distillers Grains

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s something that has been said over and over and, yet, it’s worth repeating

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Unzipping Poplars' Biofuel Potential

by Layne Cameron, Curtis Wilkerson, Krista Eastman and John Ralph (Michigan State University/Renewable Energy World)    What began 20 years ago

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

FDA Responds to Crafter Brewers' Concerns on FSMA

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … In mid-April, Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) wrote to the FDA commissioner, urging the

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

New Joint Ventures Aim to Establish Hemp-Ethanol Pilot Plant

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Edmonton, Alberta-based Syngar Technologies Inc. has announced two separate joint venture projects that will,

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Industry Representatives Defend Corn Ethanol at State Hearing

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pending legislation in New Hampshire aims to limit corn ethanol in gasoline to 10

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Company that Makes Biofuel from Weeds Considers Move to Volusia

by Clayton Park  (Daytona Beach News-Journal) A South Dakota company that has developed a way to convert pond weeds into ethanol

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Carmakers’ Greenhouse Gas Reductions Greater Than Required for 2012, EPA Says

by Andrew Childers (Bloomberg BNA)  Light-duty vehicle manufacturers achieved more greenhouse gas emissions reductions in model year 2012 vehicles than

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Carmakers' Greenhouse Gas Reductions Greater Than Required for 2012, EPA Says

by Andrew Childers (Bloomberg BNA)  Light-duty vehicle manufacturers achieved more greenhouse gas emissions reductions in model year 2012 vehicles than

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Cheap, Abundant Shale Gas Won’t Significantly Cut U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Janet Pelley (Chemical and Engineering News)  Energy: New study looks at the contested effects of increased shale gas production

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Ethanol Hits a Wall

by Steve Baragona (Voice of America)  … Another benefit, according to Bob Dinneen, head of the ethanol trade group the Renewable Fuels

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Will Obama Help George W. Bush Achieve His 10-Year Goal for Gasoline Consumption?

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  … President Bush believed America could reduce gasoline consumption from 142 billion gallons in 2007 to

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Benefits More than Farmers

by Chris Hausman (News-Gazette) …  The critics of renewable fuels fall into three groups — the oil industry, dyed-in-the wool

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

E85 Might Succeed if Properly Priced

by Josh Flint (Farm Futures)  E85 should be about 23% cheaper than E10 based on lower mpg. …Iowa State University

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Trade Mission to China Will Include Focus on Ethanol

by Janet Adkison (RFD TV)  China is a growing market for U.S. agricultural products.   Recognizing the country’s potential, the U.S.

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Opportunities and Synergies of the 2014 Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference (BWSC)

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  OBIC hosted a webinar on Bioproducts World Showcase & Conference on April 25th 2014.

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Boeing, Embraer to Open Joint Research Center for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

(Boeing/MarketWatch)  Leading aerospace companies share commitment to research, develop biofuel in Brazil Boeing and Embraer S.A. today announced that they will

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Drive Economic Growth

by Tom Doran (AgriNews)  An economic impact study found far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for America’s workers and the U.S.

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

RFS at Odds with National Climate Assessment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  In a letter to President Obama sent today, leaders of America’s renewable fuel industry are urging the

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

25x'25 Responds to Third National Climate Assessment

(25 x ’25)  The 25x’25 Alliance commends the U.S. Global Change Research Program for its candid appraisal of changing climate conditions

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Ag Census Demonstrates Real Growth in Renewables from Farms and Ranches

(25 x ’25)  The mission of the 25x’25 Alliance has been consistent since its inception 10 years ago: promote to

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Teachers’ Perspective – Green Team Algae Project

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Sid Harwood and Shannon Helzer both have a military background, both are physics teachers

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A Different Perspective on Getting Through the Ethanol Blendwall

by John Kingston (Platts: The Barrel) Anna Temple of WoodMac tried at the annual AFPM meeting to put one aspect of the

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference October 19-22, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada DEADLINE: June 9, 2014

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference    October 19-22, 2014   Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada   DEADLINE:  June 9, 2014

Abstract submission for the 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference is now open! The main themes of this year’s conference are

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference October 19-22, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

  64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference October 19-22, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

The main themes of this year’s conference are Advanced Materials, Energy and Sustainability, which are critical issues faced by chemical

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

For Tesla, Graphite-Pollution Worries Ratchet up China Sales Challenge

(China Daily USA)  Electric vehicles already were a hard sell in China. Now, battery-pollution concerns have made the task even

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Lignofuels 2015 January 21-22 Madrid, Spain DEADLINE: uncertain

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Lignofuels 2015 January 21-22  Madrid, Spain   DEADLINE: uncertain

Following the success of the previous events in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen we are delighted to announce that Lignofuels 2015

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 October 27-30 Baltimore, MD DEADLINE: July 15, 2014

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014   October 27-30   Baltimore, MD  DEADLINE:  July 15, 2014

BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion,

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 October 27-30 Baltimore, MD

  BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014   October 27-30   Baltimore, MD

BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion,

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: World Biomarkets USA October 28-29, 2014 San Diego, CA DEADLINE: uncertain

  CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  World Biomarkets USA     October 28-29, 2014     San Diego, CA   DEADLINE: uncertain

World Bio Markets USA really is at the cutting edge of this pioneering industry for both bio-based fuels and chemicals. Solely

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

World Biomarkets USA October 28-29, 2014 San Diego, CA

  World Biomarkets USA     October 28-29, 2014     San Diego, CA

Join us in 2014 for the 5th annual edition of North America’s #1 bio-based markets congress looking at bio-based fuels,

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

World Biomarkets Brazil September 25-26, 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil

  World Biomarkets Brazil    September 25-26, 2014   Sao Paulo, Brazil

At a time when the world is talking about energy security and consumer product demand is growing every day, Brasil could not

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers December 2-3, 2014 Essen, Germany

  3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers     December 2-3, 2014      Essen, Germany

A new paradigm for the industrial chemical production has arisen over the last few years: the CO2 economy. According to this

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC DEADLINE: uncertain

  CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC   DEADLINE: uncertain

The call for papers is now open! The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing

May 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Dupont Summit December 5, 2014 Washington, DC

  Dupont Summit   December 5, 2014   Washington, DC

The purpose of the Dupont Summit is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about pressing issues related to science, technology and the

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20th International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis May 19-23, 2014 Birmingham, UK

  20th International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis    May 19-23, 2014     Birmingham, UK

There will be a programme of keynote lectures by eminent researchers supported by speakers from companies invested increasingly in the

May 8, 2014 Read Full Article

tcbiomass2015 November 2-5, 2015 Chicago, IL

  tcbiomass2015   November 2-5, 2015  Chicago, IL

SAVE THE DATE Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is pleased to announce tcbiomass2015, the International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science,

May 8, 2014 Read Full Article

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