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New Jobs Coming Through Two Lawrence County Businesses

by Darrah Wilcox  (WCHSTV.com)  … The latest announcement for the Tri-State is a $400 million biodiesel facility at The Point business park, and a medical billing business on County Road 1. The

July 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Einstein Fellows Collaborate with DOE on Bioenergy Social Media Challenge

by Anne Artz    (Triangle Coalition for STEM Education)  Five Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows (AEF) and a group from the Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) together

July 31, 2014 Read Full Article

What'’s So Advanced about Advanced Biofuels? September 3, 2014 Frederick, MD 4:00 for tweens; 6:00 for teens

  What'’s So Advanced about Advanced Biofuels?  September 3, 2014   Frederick, MD  4:00 for tweens; 6:00 for teens

What Are Advanced Biofuels? Why Are They Important? What Are They Used For? How Are They Made? Can We Buy Them NOW? Presented by Joanne M. Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced

July 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: US Navy, Abengoa, INEOS Bio, LanzaTech in the Newsmix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Captain James C. Goudreau, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office:   Stay the course. There is always risk, always naysayers. When we moved from sail to coal,

July 31, 2014 Read Full Article

The 25 Hottest Topics in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. The Hot 50 and Hot 30:  A perennial favorite. This year, Solazyme topped the list while LanzaTech slipped into second place.  … 2. The

July 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel 2014: Fame and Misfortune?

by William Woebkenberg (Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America)  In these presentation slides from a July 2014 US Department of Energy EIA conference, Bill Woebkenberg explains Mercedes’ support for world-wide

July 30, 2014 Read Full Article

PUMP, Documentary on Oil Monopoly, to Hit Theaters in September

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In New York, PUMP, the latest documentary feature film from Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, will be making its long awaited premiere this September in

July 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Robert Rubin: How Ignoring Climate Change Could Sink the U.S. Economy

by Robert Rubin (The Washington Post)  Good economic decisions require good data. And to get good data, we must account for all relevant variables. But we’re not doing this when

July 27, 2014 Read Full Article

14 Concepts that Will Be Obsolete after Catastrophic Climate Change

by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway (The Washington Post)  Naomi Oreskes is a professor of the history of science at Harvard University. Erik Conway is a historian of science and

July 27, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

White House Gathers Senate Dems on RFS Proposal

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  In what could be seen as a sign that an unpopular decision is about to be rendered by the Obama Administration on ethanol and biodiesel, a

July 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye

by Elizabeth Gardner (Purdue University)  … Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s

July 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Grains Council Working on Ethanol Exports

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is working on promoting exports of U.S. ethanol through a partnership between USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service, Growth Energy and the Renewable

July 25, 2014 Read Full Article

24-7 Van Lines Reducing Cost of Los Angeles Cross Country Mover Services With Updated “Green” & More Energy Efficient Fleet of Trucks

(24-7 Van Lines/PRWeb)  24-7 Van Lines is pleased to announce that customers and the environment will benefit from their newly enhanced and upgraded fleet of class 4-8 trucks that is

July 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Rethinking the Future of Biofuels: Leveraging Three Routes Forward

by Dr. Lew Fulton (University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies)   … In a new white paper released this week by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis), we

July 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Montanans Turn Barley into High-Value Feed, Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers in Montana are looking at an enzymatic treatment for barley that produces a high-value protein concentrate, describing ethanol as the process coproduct.

July 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Toolkit For Ethanol's Next Stage

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Forward-thinking producers will build on technological improvements implemented in recent years. There are multiple options in the ethanol producer’s toolkit in the ongoing quest

July 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Does Politics Keep Getting in the Way of Pricing Carbon? – Part 1

by Jesse Jenkins (The Energy Collective)  Summary While a carbon price is every economists’ favorite climate plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia!) In a new

July 24, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. DOT Announces Comprehensive Proposed Rulemaking for the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil, Flammable Materials

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  Releases new data on Bakken crude oil to support increased safety measures The U.S. Department of Transportation today released the details of its comprehensive rulemaking proposal

July 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Statement on Senate RFS Meeting

(National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel Thursday after White House adviser John Podesta briefed a group of

July 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Pain at the Pump: An Illustrated Guide to the War over E85, Gasoline

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why is everyone yakking about E85? FTC investigations. Key Senators on the warpath. Antitrust allegations. In short, all kinds of crazy.  What’s exactly going on? In

July 24, 2014 Read Full Article

The Economic Competitiveness of U.S. Ethanol

by John M. Urbanchuk  (ABF Economics/Renewable Fuels Association)  … Reflecting this enhanced competitiveness and maturation, ethanol prices (both FOB plant and delivered at key U.S. markets) have declined, while crude oil and conventional gasoline

July 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Gas Processing Contract in Stockholm Awarded to Schmack Carbotech

(MyNewsDesk.com/Schmack Biogas GmbH)    Schmack Carbotech has been awarded the contract to construct a plant with a processing capacity of 2000 Nm3/h in raw biogas in Sofielund Huddinge, Stockholm. Gas

July 23, 2014 Read Full Article

The Origin of Sex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae researchers think they may have discovered a trigger that establishes gender, and sexual reproduction.   We humans experience asexual cellular division, or mitosis, though we

July 23, 2014 Read Full Article

Sugar Rush at Ethanol Plant Fuels fight with Nebraska Corn Farmers

by Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters)  An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugar beets, and corn farmers are suing to stop it – a small-town

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), with the expressed purpose of advocating

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

More Energy from a Litre of Biofuel

(University of Twente)  Catalyst developed at University of Twente helps achieve European 2020 objective Oil produced from biomass – such as wood chips or plant residues – seldom has the

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

The Green Roads Map

(Environmental Defense Fund)  Mapping the Companies Driving California’s Clean Transportation Future EDF’s Green Roads Map, completed with assistance from CALSTART, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC),

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Petrobras Said to Miss 2014 Ethanol Relief on Lack of Supply

by Mario Sergio Lima (Bloomberg)  Brazil is delaying until at least 2015 an increase in the ethanol portion used to blend with gasoline, a government official with knowledge of the

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Hong Kong to Study Increasing Use of Biodiesel: Christine Loh Kung-wai

by Eric Ng (South China Morning Post)   The Hong Kong government will commission a study and consult the biodiesel industry about widening the use of the clean fuel, including its mandatory

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethiopia Continues Jatropha Biodiesel Production

by Zerihun Getachew (All Africa)  Ethiopia is producing biodiesel from jatropha plant with 56 million birr said Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry.   According to Public Relations Director with the ministry,

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Southern African, EU Negotiators Sign New Trade Pact

(Reuters)  Negotiators for Southern African states have agreed a new trade pact with the European Union which will give the countries a bigger market for food exports, South Africa’s trade

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

New Analysis Finds that 10 States Could Provide Abundant Agricultural Byproducts for Low-Carbon Fuel and Electricity

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Sustainable practices can turn crop residues and manure into bioenergy without competing with food supplies U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Low Corn Prices Favor New Type of Ethanol in Brazil

by Gustavo Bonato and Caroline Stauffer (Reuters)  Low corn prices in Brazil following a bumper crop are worrying farmers but providing favorable margins for an incipient corn-ethanol industry, said the manager

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Leading the Way in Motorcycle Education

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The Renewable Fuels Association will once again have a presence at Sturgis, writes Bob Dinneen of RFA. The rally, which includes “”Free

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Jet Fuel or Liquid Natural Gas: Now Available from a Trash Bin near You, Parts I and II

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest)  Anyone that has followed the evolution of processes that are used to make fuels out of waste recognizes that the permutations and combinations of processes

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Stealthulosic: Many Cellulosic Biofuels Technologies Rate Low in Visibility Survey

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Digest survey spells “low visibility” for cellulosic biofuels.  Beta Renewables rates “best in class”. Dupont rates “most heard of”.   Belief is big in “commercial eventually”

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

California Proposes $46.3M for Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In California, the California Energy Commission recommended awards of $46.6 million to 11 biofuels and biomethane projects. … The winning projects and award amounts

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

$5 Million Waste Biomass Processing Plant Planned in Michigan

by Anna Simet (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  BioCycle plans to make use of agricultural scrap and waste materials and other biomass sources as manufacturing precursors, via a $5 million bioprocessing facility

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Legislation Would Require Country-of-Origin Labeling for Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation that would require fuel suppliers to disclose country-of-origin information for transportation fuels. The bill, titled the “Country

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Mascoma Confirms Strategy Shift, Outlines Plans for Technology

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Larry Klein and the Sierra Club sued Frontier and the DOE after the DOE issued a finding of “no significant impact” and granted a

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Pond Biofuels Launches Bioreactor Pilot project at St Marys Cement Plant

(Global Cement)  Pond Biofuels has set up a bioreactor pilot plant at St Marys cement plant in St Marys, Ontario. The raw smokestack gas from the cement plant is recycled

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Trial to Clear the Air

(PRWire)  The City of Canada Bay is committed to reducing our local impact on the environment and is leading the way with a biodiesel trial says Mayor Angelo Tsirekas. “Biodiesel,

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Keep Ethanol in Focus

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were big topics this week as members of the National Corn Growers Association met in Washington DC. … During

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

OECD-FAO Outlook Report Predicts Growth in Ethanol Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new agricultural outlook report published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Powered Boats Make Splash in Kansas

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)   … The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took to the water in 2011 to help dispel some of the myths associated with boating and ethanol.

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae industry’s exciting growth that is creating new jobs, new sources

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

UPM to Become Exclusive Distributor of Domtar's BioChoice(TM) Lignin in Europe

(Domtar)  Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) and UPM (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: UPM1V) today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for UPM to become the exclusive distributor

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Can CO2 Be a Green Chemical? Yes, When Derived from Biofuels and Other Sources

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … The problem with CO2 sequestration and carbon reduction schemes is the lack of economic return for many purely sequestration projects, unless government

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels: Suspended in Bureaucratic Animation

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biofuels Digest)  … But, beyond the RVO numbers, not much has been said about this Administration’s inability to execute on its mandated task to review and

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Perea Bill Would Delay California Cap-and-Trade for Gas

by Jeremy B. White  (Sacramento Bee) Democratic fissures over California’s cap-and-trade mandates deepened on Thursday, with a key moderate Democrat introducing a bill to push back a looming rule expected to

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae Underfunded in Energy Hunt

By Kazuaki Nagata ( The Japan times)…While the technology itself is not new, Japanese scientists say they believe oil from aquatic algae could become an important raw material as biomass technology

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol & Corn Production Up, Food & Gas Prices Down

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Growth Energy is attacking the myth that ethanol production increases food prices. Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy notes that time and again, Big Oil, big Food

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Syngenta Donates $108K for Flex Fuel Infrastructure

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  During the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen taking place at the Iowa Speedway today, Syngenta announced that they are donating $108,000 to the renewable fuels

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

2014 Ram 2500 Biodiesel Testing – Final Gear Editorial

by Jason Gonderman  (Diesel Power Magazine)  … I started my informal biodiesel test with a familiar face, a 2014 Ram 2500, the same truck used for our 1500 vs. 2500 test

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Penn State Offers Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine)  Bioenergy professionals interested in getting certified or earning a master’s degree might want to check in on Penn State’s program in renewable energy and

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Education Program Comes to SFSC This Fall

(South Florida State College)  Beginning this fall, South Florida State College (SFSC) will offer a Bioenergy Education Program to provide students with a foundation of environmental sciences and renewable energy.

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Ohio Would Benefit Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … On July 7, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified a petition for the proposed Clean Energy Initiative amendment. According to Josh Pulliam, a consultant for

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Navy Looks to Biofuels in 2016

by Mark Matsunaga (U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs/The Lemoore Navy News)  Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a very significant opportunity for emerging producers in the advanced biofuels

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Reassessment of Inter-related Biofuel, GHG and FFV Policies Needed

(25 x ’25)  Reports out of Washington this week that the Obama administration’s lengthy delay in releasing a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel blending rule due to a

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Oil Lobby Turns Focus to EPA in Ethanol Fight

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) The American Petroleum Institute (API) is focusing on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its fight

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Projects to Improve Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy Production: Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects in 10 States

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (July 17,

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Aviation Industry Publishes Fuelling the Future, Calls for Urgent Review of UK Government Sustainable Aviation Fuels Policy

(Sustainable Aviation)  – Potential to reduce UK aviation’s carbon emissions by 1.7 million tonnes per annum by 2030, and by

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Australia Repeals Its Carbon Tax

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the newly installed Senate, which changed over its membership on July 1st following

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Back in My Arms Again: The Supremes Take on Patent Law in the Era of Synthetic Biology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Key ruling in Gevo, Butamax case links it to the upcoming Teva case, going before

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department announced today (July 17, 2014) $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains for Cellulosic Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Growers reporting increased yields, revenues with stover harvest.  Natural Resources Conservation Service says “By making

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Biobased Companies Take A Closer Look At Sustainability

by Melody M. Bomgardner (Chemical & Engineering News)  Thanks to the emerging bioeconomy, renewable substances made from plants can now be

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Edeniq and Global Bio-Chem to Develop and Commercialize Corn Stover to Industrial Sugars Conversion Technology

(Edeniq/BusinessWire)  Edeniq, Inc. (“Edeniq”), a cellulosic sugar producer, announced it has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group

July 17, 2014 Read Full Article

LowCVP News: UK Auto Sector Renaissance Driven by Low Carbon Policy Focus – New

(Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership)  A major new report published today (15 July 2014) at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Annual

July 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Could a liquid fuel technology emerge that connects solar PV to the efficiency of electric

July 17, 2014 Read Full Article

What Mad Men Can Teach Us About Renewable Energy

by Brian F. Keane  (Huffington Post)  I mentioned to a reporter the other day that I suspect the so-called “Climate Deniers”

July 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Vietnam Veteran Praises Braley in New Television Ad Broadcast Statewide

(VoteVets.org)  A Vietnam Veteran from Des Moines is featured in a new television ad campaign, today, praising Congressman Bruce Braley’s

July 17, 2014 Read Full Article

EcoEngineers Publishes Fact Sheet on the Final QAP Rules

(EcoEngineers)  On July 2nd, 2014, the EPA released the final rules regarding the QAP program requirements for the RFS2. These rules

July 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Syngenta, FFA Collaborate on Fundraising at Iowa Speedway Event

(Syngenta/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Syngenta and lowa FFA chapters will be joining forces to increase awareness of the benefits of American

July 14, 2014 Read Full Article

NGFA Proposal to the STB Could Benefit Shippers of Ethanol, DDGS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 7, the National Grain and Feed Association announced it submitted an extensive

July 14, 2014 Read Full Article

ITA Accepting Nominations for Export Advisory committee

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The International Trade Administration recently published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it is

July 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Were This Company’s Computers Attacked Millions of Times This Year? Algae.

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  About 16 months ago, a Florida-based biofuel company called Algenol noticed that its Internet

July 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Lignobiotech III October 26-29, 2014 Concepción, Chile

  Lignobiotech III   October 26-29, 2014   Concepción, Chile

The Biotechnology Center of the University of Concepción, invites you to participate in the Lignobiotech III Symposium, to be held

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

CanBio Conference and AGM September 10-11, 2014 Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

  CanBio Conference and AGM    September 10-11, 2014   Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Bioeconomy Week Schedule of Events Monday, 8 Sept. – Community Seminar – Nipissing University Biomass Innovation Centre (BIC) Tuesday, 9

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Makes Ukraine Less Vulnerable

by Jerry Perkins (Des Moines Register)  If Ukraine can build a renewable energy sector based on its vast agricultural production,

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Benefits Farmers, Community, Industry

by Heather Meade (Daily Advocate)  There are seven operational ethanol plants in Ohio, one of which is located just outside

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

South Carolina Nets Grants for Transportation Biofuels

by Chuck Crumbo   (GSA Business)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded two grants totaling $150,000 to the S.C. Clean

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR A Deep-Dive and How-To Seminar for QAP July 31, 2014 2:00ET

  WEBINAR    A Deep-Dive and How-To Seminar for QAP      July 31, 2014   2:00ET

As a follow on to webinar #3, The QAP Final Rule Frontier, this seminar does a deep dive into the technical

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WEBINAR The QAP Final Rule Frontier July 17, 2014 2:00ET

  WEBINAR      The QAP Final Rule Frontier    July 17, 2014    2:00ET

The EPA’s QAP Rule Was Finalized on July 2 – Genscape will help you react to compliance changes & understand

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West September 16-17, 2014 San Francisco, CA

  7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West     September 16-17, 2014    San Francisco, CA

REFF-West is the premier West Coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors, and renewable energy executives from across

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

RSB Southern Africa Day August 4, 2014; RSB Auditor Training Course from 5-7 August, 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa

  RSB Southern Africa Day    August 4, 2014;    RSB Auditor Training Course from 5-7 August, 2014   Johannesburg, South Africa

RSB and friends Boeing, South African Airways, Solidaridad and PANGEA invite you to join us for RSB Southern Africa Day

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy December 5 Washington, DC DEADLINE: October 5, 2014

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy     December 5    Washington, DC    DEADLINE: October 5, 2014

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

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy December 5 Washington, DC

  Dupont Summit 2014 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy     December 5    Washington, DC

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

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

ACI’s 3rd Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit 2014 October 21-23 Bremen, Germany

  ACI’s 3rd Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit 2014     October 21-23   Bremen, Germany

ACI’s 3rd Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Summit 2014 will ultimately discover how to turn waste CO2 into profitable, commercially viable opportunities and

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

8th International Algae Congress December 1-3, 2014 Florence, Italy

  8th International Algae Congress    December 1-3, 2014    Florence, Italy

The European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy  and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR Overview of Biomass Supply Chains and Mobile Technology Applications July 16, 2014 2:00 ET

  WEBINAR    Overview of Biomass Supply Chains and Mobile Technology Applications    July 16, 2014     2:00 ET

Producing alternative fuels that are cost competitive with fossil fuels requires an efficient supply chain. Participants will learn about practices

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR New Farm Bill Implications for Renewable Chemicals and Bio-Products July 16, 2014 1:00ET

  WEBINAR   New Farm Bill Implications for Renewable Chemicals and Bio-Products   July 16, 2014    1:00ET

The recently passed 2014 Agricultural Act incorporates a number of sought-after policy and funding changes that will directly boost green

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Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference September 11-12, 2014 Miami, FL

  Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference     September 11-12, 2014    Miami, FL

This event gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas. Building on

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

International Seagriculture Symposium September 24-25, 2014 Terneuzen, The Netherlands

  International Seagriculture Symposium    September 24-25, 2014   Terneuzen, The Netherlands

At this interactive edition of Seagriculture, professionals from the international seaweed industry give you a clear insight into the potential, technological developments,

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Growth Energy Expresses Concern Over Continued Rail Shipment Delays

(Growth Energy)  In response to a recent order by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which called on specific rail providers

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Embrapa Agroenergia Will Monitor Quality of Biodiesel

(Channel: The Journal of Bioenergy)  In partnership with several institutions to develop a Agroenergia Embrapa study the proposal to monitor

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Cobalt, Andritz Sign Exclusive Partnership to Integrate Biobutanol, Pre-Treatment Processes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cobalt Technologies signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz to integrate Cobalt’s

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Mötley Crue, Poison Alert: INVISTA, BASF, and Genomatica Team for Sustainable Spandex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We hear from the whispering winds of Wichita that INVISTA, the redoubtable owner of the

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Gettin’ Yer Benjamins: DOE Finalizes $4B Loan Guarantee Program for Renewables

by Jim Lane and Mark Riedy (Biofuels Digest)  This week in Washington, the Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office announced

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

American Ethanol Weekend Preview

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   American Ethanol is racing into Newton, Iowa for an exciting weekend at the Iowa Speedway. It’s an

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

N.C. Funds 6 Cellulosic Biofuel, Bioenergy Research Projects

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Carolina recently awarded six projects a total of $500,000 through the state’s Bioenergy

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Maryland Company Looking to Turn Iowa Trash into Fuel

by Dar Danielson  (RadioIowa)  A Maryland-based company says it can save more than 100,000 tons of waste material from going

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Drill More, Produce More, Pay More? | Commentary

by Bob Dinneen (Roll Call/Renewable Fuels Association) In recent months, the petroleum industry has boasted about U.S. crude oil production reaching

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Senators Press for Probe of Report that Oil Companies Blocked Ethanol

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters) Two U.S. farm-state Senators on Wednesday urged federal regulators to investigate allegations raised by a biofuel trade

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Optimus Technologies First to Receive EPA Approval on Advanced Biofuel Conversion Solution for Commercial Trucks

(Optimus Technologies/MarketWatch)  As an alternative to CNG, creates new opportunities for advanced biofuel providers. Optimus Technologies today (July 8, 2014)

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Simple Air-and-Water Fuel Soon to Take Off

by Karin Kloosterman (Israel21c.org)  An Israeli professor is poised to ramp up production of an exciting alternative to polluting jet

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Aemetis Announces U.S. EPA Approval and E.U. ISCC Certification for Distilled Biodiesel

(Aemetis) Company produces high-quality distilled biodiesel at India plant Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced that the company has received EPA approval

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Neste's Renewable Diesel to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Flow Fest

(Neste Oil Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil is supporting the environmental goals of this year’s Flow Festival in Helsinki by supplying 100

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

A Biodiesel Business Is Opening in Plainfield

by Kathryn Flagg (Seven Days Vermont) … While Vallee’s Red Store sits vacant, Black Bear Biodiesel is gearing up to open

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Questions and Answers on the Outcome of the Second Call for Proposals under the NER 300 Programme

(Europa.EU)  … NER 300 is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims

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Sinopec, Sapphire Energy Project Unveiled in China; Wins US-China EcoPartnerships Nod

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest has heard from China that Sapphire Energy’s and Sinopec’s algae-derived renewable crude oil

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National Grid: Electricity Prices Could Increase Twofold within 20 Years

(Energy Market Price)  Electricity prices could double by 2035, while gas prices might increase by 43%, according to forecasts released

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Washington State the Center of Climate Change Solutions

by Gleen Farley (KING 5 News) In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger

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Algenol's Algae-Based Biofuel: The Next Generation in Renewable Energy

by Jenna Iacurci (Nature World News) Algenol, an up-and-coming company that specializes in algae-based biofuels, has developed and perfected its

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Pain at the Pump: Exxon, BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron & Shell Earn “F” in Consumer Choice Report Card

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new “Consumer Choice Report Card” released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) grades some of the largest,

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Platts Webinar – European Road Fuels

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) Tim Worledge, the Associate Editorial Director of Platts Agriculture relayed some of the history

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Algae Biofuel Can Help Meet World Energy Demand, Researchers Say

by Mary-Ann Muffoletto (Phys.org) Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world’s energy demands, say

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Algae Offers Green Way to Boost Nutritional Value of Pet and People Foods

by Steve Dale (My Pet World/Chicago Tribune) Current and future trends in food for pets and people were among topics addressed

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New TV Ad on Iraq Turmoil, Rising Gas Prices: No Better Reason Why the EPA Must Preserve the RFS

(Americans United for Change)  With oil prices on the rise in response to the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Americans United

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Montana State University-Led Team Receives $10 million to Pursue Innovative Research in Energy

(Montana State University) Montana State University is the lead institution on a new $10 million, four-year project to form a

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Angola’s Biocom Project to Begin Ethanol and Sugar Production in 2014

(Macauhub) Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom), an Angola-Brazil partnership based in Angola’s Malange province, is due in September of

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

In New Twist, RFS Could Boost Electric Vehicles

by Amanda Peterka (E&E Publishing/Greenwire)  The federal policy used to build up the nation’s ethanol and advanced biofuel capacity could soon

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Saudi Arabia Plans To Raise Fuel Economy–But Not Gas Prices

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)   … Now, another country is discussing new regulations that would require both new and

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BP June 2014 Statistical Review of World Energy: 53 Years of Oil Left

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) BP’s  63rd annual  Statistical Review of World Energy was recently released. Some key findings.

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Murphy USA Stations Opens First of 7 Planned E15/E85 Additions in Iowa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Iowa, Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location.

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Pond Biofuels: Algae Eats Cement Plant Pollution

by David Dodge and Duncan Kinney (Beacon News) Algae is a pretty important organism. It’s used in food, fertilizer and sewage

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Report: Jobs Added, Investments Made in County’s Industrial Base

by Christopher Edmunds (The Selma Times-Journal) Dallas County gained 246 new jobs in 2013, according to a recent report released by

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Students get First-Hand Look at STEM

by Ashley A. Smith (News-Press) Groups of high school students walked past cylinders of green liquids and watched scientists experiment on

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Aurora Algae Farm Throws Down Green Guantlet in Oil State

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica) We’ve been following the Aurora Algae company’s progress in Australia for a couple of years, so

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Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight

By Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today) After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off.

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Sustainable Algae Cultivation Making Headway

(Phys.org) Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae appears to be meeting expectations. Production costs have

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Chicken Council Targets Renewable Fuel Standard

(Capital Press) As the federal government is set to lower the Renewable Fuels Standard for this year, the National Chicken Council

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New Crops Get Green Thumbs Up

(GreenvilleOnline) Officials at Clemson have released 21 new crop varieties that will help meet the needs of farmers growing food, fiber

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Ethanol Industry Asks for Relief from Rail Delays

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The ethanol industry Monday urged a federal regulator overseeing the nation’s railroads to provide

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ANDRITZ to Deliver Pre-Treatment Technology for Fiberight’s Blairstown Waste-to-Biofuel Project, USA

(ANDRITZ)  International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Legendary Investments Rises As Bosques Progresses Jatropha Cultivation

by Steve McGrath  (LSE/Alliance News)   Legendary Investments PLC saw its shares rise early Monday after it said that Bosques Energeticos

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuel Advancement Threatened: How Can We Save the Renewable Fuel Standard?

by Jan Koninckx (DuPont Industrial Biosciences/Renewable Energy World)    Advanced biofuels are no longer a futuristic hope — they are here.

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae Production Industry News

(National Algae Association)  The National Algae Association is pleased to announce that one of its algae incubator program companies, Natural

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Honeywell's UOP Green Fuels Technology Selected By Petrixo To Produce Renewable Jet Fuel And Diesel

(Honeywell UOP/MarketWatch)  Facility will be the first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel production facility outside of North America UOP LLC, a

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Brazilian Airline GOL to Make First International Commercial Flights With Newly Approved Amyris-Total Aviation Biofuel

(Amyris/GlobeNewsWire)  International Flights From Florida to Sao Paulo Using Sugarcane-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel Support GOL Environmental Performance Objectives Amyris (Nasdaq:AMRS)

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Injection Wells Blamed in Oklahoma Earthquakes

by Eric Hand (Science Magazine)  So far in 2014, Oklahoma has seen more earthquakes than California—and seismologists are increasingly blaming

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

In Silico Optimization for Production of Biomass and Biofuel Feedstocks from Microalgae

by Philip Kenny, Kevin J. Flynn  (Journal of Applied Phycology) Optimization of the production rate of biomass rich in N (e.g. for

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

UPM and WWF Finland Enter Versatile Cooperation

(UPM) The Biofore Company UPM and the conservation organisation WWF Finland have agreed on versatile cooperation covering promotion of sustainable wood-based biofuels as

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Hemp: The Feedstock that Dare Not Speak its Name

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We first started tracking hemp back in 2009, when a 43-acre biomass trial launched in

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Biotech Feels a Chill from Changing U.S. Patent Rules

by Kelly Servick (Science Magazine)  A year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that human genes cannot be patented,

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

The Political Problem behind Our Crumbling Highways

by Paul Waldman (The Washington Post)  … The Congressional Budget Office says that starting next year, the fund won’t have enough money to

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Don’t Turn Your Back on the RFS

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  With no end in sight on the turmoil in Iraq and oil prices and gas prices

July 3, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Establishes Quality Assurance for RINS

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  In addition to the final rule approving crop residue as a cellulosic feedstock, the Environmental Protection

July 3, 2014 Read Full Article

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