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4 Minutes With…Barry Breede, Chief Innovation Officer, Cox Recovery Solutions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are the largest producer of utility poles in the U.S. We are trying to develop an alternative solution for the disposal of treated utility

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Total to Decide French Refinery Plan by Next Spring – Sources

by Michel Rose  (Reuters)   * Reviewing options for French refineries – sources   * La Mede/Lavera plant merger project failed – sources   * Total may invest 300 mln euros in La

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Lufthansa Operates Commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement

(GreenAir Online)  Following its recent approval by international fuel standards body ASTM, the sugar-based biofuel developed by the Total oil group and US-based biotech company Amyris was used by Lufthansa

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

API: EPA Lacks Authority to Change Biodiesel Mandates

(American Petroleum Institute)  The Clean Air Act explicitly prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from increasing the biomass-based diesel mandate for the 2014 compliance year, wrote American Petroleum Institute

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Cuba's Sugar Industry to Use Bagasse for Bioenergy

(Inter Press Service)  Cuba’s sugar industry hopes to become the main source of clean energy in the country as part of a programme to develop renewable sources aimed at reducing

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae: Will Bossie Like It?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Most algae strains — though far from all — have protein content in the 40-60% range. Which, at the end of the day, puts any

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

DE-FOA-0001162: Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)

(US Department of Energy)  The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001162, entitled

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts FOA Webinar October 8, 2014 1:00PM EDT

  Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts FOA Webinar    October 8, 2014   1:00PM EDT

The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office will present a live informational webcast on the Targeted Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity (DE-FOA-0001162) on October 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Is Switchgrass the Biofuel Source of the Future?

by Sergei Blair  (Town and Country)  Although it may look like an ordinary tall grass, scientists from Penn State’s Cooperative Extension, Montgomery County, said switchgrass—commonly found across much of the

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update October 6, 2014 Washington, DC

  Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update     October 6, 2014     Washington, DC

Monday, October 6, 2014 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 2226 Rayburn House Office Building Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street Free and open to the public Please RSVP to

September 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Clariant’s Demonstration Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Germany: The Complete Facility, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Producing enzymes and yeasts on site, as part of the complete biomass-to-fuels manufacturing process. … In recent years — the region around Straubing turned to

September 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Countries, Companies Mobilize around Carbon Pricing ahead of UN Summit

by Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters)  The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price

September 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Clariant Announces Results of Cellulosic E20 Fleet Test

(Clariant/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested a fuel of the future in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With..Valerie Reed, Deputy Directory, Bioenergy Technology Office, Department of Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  She’s officially listed as Deputy Director of the Bioenergy Technology Office at DOE — but I count at least two terms as interim director, and

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

VECOPLAN Opens World’s Largest R&D Facility for Mechanical Recycling Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … In Germany, Vecoplan opened a new 17,000 square-foot Technology Center in Bad Marienberg, Germany. The first-of-its-kind facility is equipped with more than 25 machines representing

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

The Digest Interview: Guido Ghisolfi, CEO, Beta Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The project that got the ball rolling in so many ways was the Beta Renewables plant in Crescentino, Italy — a 20 million gallon first

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosics and the EU: Chasing Higher Rates, Yields, and More Value from Lignin

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The cellulosic scene in the EU is lively and well — greatly cheered by news of commercial-scale openings by POET-DSM, and Beta Renewables and the

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae Systems Eyes Biofuels Commercialization

by Bonaire Le (Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae Systems, a five-year-old start-up, announced last month that it has completed a pilot plant in Daphne, Alabama, and demonstrated the ability to produce algae

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Branstad: EPA Chief Misled Ethanol Producers, Farmers

by Chris Doering (Des Moines Register)  As the White House moves closer to a decision on how much ethanolshould be included in the gasoline supply, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad charged the

September 26, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Purdue Study Uncovers Details on Plant Building Blocks

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Purdue University researchers said Wednesday they have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could make it easier to break

September 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Workshop: Waste-to-Energy Roadmapping November 5-6, 2014 Arlington, VA

  Workshop: Waste-to-Energy Roadmapping   November 5-6, 2014   Arlington, VA

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the Department of Energy aims to identify and address key technical barriers to the commercial deployment of liquid transportation fuels from waste feedstocks.  As

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Impact of Ethanol Mandates on Fuel Prices when Ethanol and Gasoline are Imperfect Substitutes

by Sébastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa State University)  Past studies that examine the impact of ethanol mandates on fuel prices make the assumption that ethanol and gasoline are perfect substitutes

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Bacteria Found in Cow Rumens Could Be Harnessed to Process Biofuel

(University of Wisconsin-Madison)  What do biofuels look like on the Wisconsin landscape? Some might think of corn or switchgrass. But what about that herd of cows?  What you can’t see

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Steve Hartig, General Manager Licensing, POET DSM Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s typical Steve (Hartig) — rarely in the limelight, but always in the know… We are focused on taking the strengths of POET in ethanol

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Proterro and Bunge To Conduct Pilot Study in Brazil of Proterro’s Sucrose-production Technology

(Proterro/BusinessWire)  Biofeedstock company Proterro and Bunge Global Innovation, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited (Bunge), will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose-production

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Farmers Supply 1 Crore Litre Ethanol to IOL, BPCL, Says Nitin Gadkari

(IBN Live) Efforts are on to promote ethanol to cut the huge Rs 6 lakh crore bill on import of crude and farmers have already supplied 1 crore litre of ethanol

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Collaborative Aviation Climate Action Takes Flight

(Air Transport Action Group)  The aviation sector joined other business and government groups at the United Nations Climate Summit today to announce a commitment on climate action between the International

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Estimated GHG Increase from Obama Administration Inaction on the 2014 RFS

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  In November 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed waiving a substantial portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandated volumes for 2014 and reducing the

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

KLM Picks Amyris-Total Renewable Jet Fuel as Climate Takes Center Stage in NY and at the UN

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable jet fuel makes another remove forward — as a new study concludes that delay on implementing RFS2 could be the equivalent of building 5.5

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

GranBio Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production at 21 Million Gallon Plant in Alagoas, Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World’s largest-known cellulosic ethanol project to date comes online in Brazil in record time. In Brazil, GranBio has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Beginning in 2016, Southwest Airlines Will Use Biofuels

(Dallas Morning News)  Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to buy some biofuels made from waste wood for use in its San Francisco Bay airports beginning in two years.

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Natural Gas Usage Will Have Little Effect on CO2 Emissions, UCI-Led Study Finds

(University of California-Irvine)   Abundant supplies of natural gas will do little to reduce harmful U.S. emissions causing climate change, according to researchers at UC Irvine, Stanford University, and the nonprofit

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Louisiana Entrepreneur Embodies Industry Switch from Emphasis on Biofuels to Bioproducts

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Golden Leaf Energy’s Troy A. Clark grew up in Louisiana. Studying chemical engineering at Tulane University brought him into contact with the oil industry.

September 23, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210M for 3 Biorefineries and Mil-Spec Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum BioEnergy and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of

September 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Energy Tax Incentives

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Senate is once again addressing energy tax incentives. On Sept. 17, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing, titled “Reforming America’s

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewables Industry Unifies around Key Tests for Next Government

(Renewable UK)  Leading renewable energy trade bodies have come together to launch “key tests” for the political parties ahead of the next general election. The grouping, which includes ADBA (Anaerobic

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Iowa Renewable Fuels Advocates Demand Answers from Biden

by Jennifer Jacobs (Des Moines Register) Renewable fuels advocates want Vice President Joe Biden to tell them if it’s true that he pushed to reverse the Obama administration’s support for a

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

University of Wyoming Researchers Advance Biorenewable Energy Prospects

(University of Wyoming)  After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and accounting, Allen Morris decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of Wyoming for two

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Vermont Sunflowers to Help Provide Power

(Green Mountain Power)  GMP collaborates on Innovative Farm-to-Energy Biodiesel Test Beautiful fields of sunflowers growing in Newbury and Shaftsbury will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Recoleo Professionalizes Vegetable Oil Recycling In Brazil

by Julie Pham (Forbes)  Recoleo vans, with their signature cartoon oil drop, collect over 400,000 liters of vegetable oil from 1,500 homes and 3,500 businesses each month across four Brazilian

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Selects Murex LLC as Marketing Partner for Cellulosic Ethanol

(PR WEB)  DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) today announced the selection of Murex LLC to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its 30-million-gallon-per-year plant in Nevada, Iowa. Upon completion, the facility

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Blake Simmons, CSTO, VP-Deconstruction Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This is Blake Simmons — known primarily as the Vice President of Deconstruction at JBEI — which sounds like he’s the Galactic Master-Blaster of lignocellulose.

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Up in the Air: Can Aviation Save the Renewable Fuel Standard?

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  Declining gasoline demand, blend walls, lack of blender pumps, a fight over E15 ethanol, food vs fuel — it all looks pretty dire for the US

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Green Growth: A U.S. Program for Controlling Climate Change and Expanding Job Opportunities

by Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Bracken Hendricks  (Center for American Progress)   …   This report quantifies the level of investment required for the United States to align

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Change Is Real. Want to Live? It's Up to People Like You

by Jarvis Cocker (Creative Time Reports/The Guardian)  … You whisper now, but could it be that there is a higher power than … THE ECONOMY? I know that sounds a bit sacrilegious,

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Kultevat Obtains License of Gene Switch Technology

(Kultevat/PR Newswire)  U.S. biotech company Kultevat has strengthened its technology portfolio by signing an exclusive license for technology developed by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to control gene expression in plants, including for

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Minnoco Expanding to Offer Lower Cost, Better Performing Biofuels Like E15, E30 and E85

(Minnoco/WNEM)  Expansion plans will make Minnoco one of the largest fuel retailers in the Twin Cities Minnoco announced today (September 18, 2014) an expansion program that will bring more of

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

The Chemistry Book I Wish I Had in College

by CBriddell  (Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog)  Dr. Anne E. Marteel-Parrish of Washington University and Dr. Martin A. Abraham of Youngstown State University have put together a new textbook for

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) July 14-16, 2015 North Bethesda, MD

  19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E)   July 14-16, 2015     North Bethesda, MD

The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States,

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Lufthansa Conducts First European Scheduled Flight Using Sugar-Based Biofuel

(Lufthansa)  Memorandum of Understanding signed with JatroSolutions GmbH on the cultivation of jatropha The Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone in its pioneering work in the testing of alternative fuels.

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Illinois Corn Marketing Board Partners with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to Bring Ethanol to Retailers

(MarketWired)  Illinois Corn Marketing Board Will Provide Incentives for Retailers to Adopt Ethanol The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the American Lung Association (ALA) recently chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root as

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Frost & Sullivan: Backward Integration Crucial for Profitability in the Growing Automotive Biofuels Market

(PR NewsWire)  Manufacturer-distributor partnerships will determine success as efficient logistics becomes a key competitive factor The increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles, especially flex-fuel vehicles that allow end users

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Bill Radany, CEO, Verdezyne

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you’ve seen Bill Randany’s face lately, it’s probably in a photo opp recently in Malaysia with the Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak and US

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Rules for Becoming an Investment Winner in Industrial Biotech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s hard to make a valuable molecule out of low-value biomass. And even harder to make money out of it.  What are the rules of

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels in Brazil

by Antonio Maria Bonomi, Paulo Barbosa and Susan van Dyk  (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter #37)  Brazil was the leader in biofuels production and exports until the USA became the world’s

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR–Black Sea: New Production and the Hunt for New Markets September 23, 2014 3:00PM GMT

  WEBINAR–Black Sea: New Production and the Hunt for New Markets   September 23, 2014     3:00PM GMT

The Black Sea region has seen significant investment and development undertaken in the agriculture sector – with Russia and Ukraine driving huge growth in export volumes, primarily of wheat and

September 17, 2014 Read Full Article

QAP 2.0: The Final Rule

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Traversing the maze of U.S. EPA’s proposed RIN Quality Assurance Plan was daunting, but after 16 months, the final rule provides a simpler pathway to

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Standard Spurred Ethanol Breakthroughs

by Delayne Johnson (Des Moines Register/Quad County Corn Processors)   This month, our company, Quad County Corn Processors, will debut an innovative new technology that promises to make one of Iowa’s

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Divest/Invest: Global Charities Challenged to Help 'Save Civilization'

by Deirdre Fulton  (Common Dreams)  Could world’s wealthy philanthropic foundations spur a ‘tipping point’ on climate action? A group of 160 leading environmentalists is calling on the world’s philanthropists and

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

University of Tennessee Publishes Learning Materials–Biochar Module for Middle and High School Students AND Online Course for Biomass Procurement Specialist-Switchgrass

The University of Tennessee’s  Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems has published learning materials for students and professionals in their Learning Materials web pages. Using Biochar as a soil amendmentThe

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour October 10, 2014 Knoxville, TN

  Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour   October 10, 2014    Knoxville, TN

During the tour, IBSS will feature Auburn University’s mobile biomass gasifier, demonstrating how to turn biomass into electricity on a

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour September 30, 2014 Columbus, MS

  Woody Crop Whistle Stop Tour    September 30, 2014   Columbus, MS

IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER THE IBSS PARTNERSHIP WILL TAKE TO THE ROAD TO SHOW OFF RESEARCH PROGRESS FROM THE

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth’s Forests in 3-D

by Elizabeth Zubritsky (NASA)  A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests,

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

NFR BioEnergy to Develop Bagasse Pellet Projects in Louisiana

(Office of the Governor Bobby Jindal)  Governor Bobby Jindal and Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy announced the

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Meetings to Examine Biofuel Production

(GSA Business) The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance will host two meetings this week as part of a $150,000 federal grant program aimed

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Taurus Energy in collaboration with a French company on the application of EU funds for ethanol Projects

(Taurus Energy)  Taurus Energy participates in an application to the French company CIMV submitted to the EU Commission on the

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Taurus Offers a Cost Effective and Environmentally Friendly Production of Ethanol

(Taurus Energy)  Cost effective and environmentally friendly production of ethanol – the future of fuel.​ Taurus Energy AB commercializes extensive

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

New Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Website Helps Public Learn About America’s Exciting Fuel Cell Technology

(Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) With interest in fuel cells growing around the nation, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Marion Trash-Sorting Facility Delayed

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Fiberight opening pushed later into 2015 Maryland-based Fiberight LLC had expected to begin construction in

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Shift to Low-Carbon Systems to Save Future Financial, Environmental Costs: Report

(RIA Novosti)   Shifting to a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years could save worldwide financial and environmental costs, a

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Quang Ngai Offers Biofuel

(Eco-Business)  All 150 petrol stations in the central province of Quang Ngai began selling a new, cleaner brand of petrol

September 16, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

To Save the Climate, We Need a Ban on Fracking

by Wenonah Hauter  (Food and Water Watch)  … Over the next few years, scientific evidence mounted, showing not only that fracking

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…John M. May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers & Co, Industry Financier

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Innovative finance? We think that’s John May’s middle name; it’s certainly his trademark. Stern Bothers

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

A Looming Cellulosic Feedstock Shortage?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is there really enough affordable feedstock

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

M&A’s in Animal Fat Market: How Much Is Too Much?

(GreenEA Team)  Vertical and horizontal integration trends in Europe will significantly limit trading and brokerage activities on the animal fat

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Used Cooking Oil Collection: A Market Worth 470 Million Euros, with France Representing Only 5%

(GreenEA Team)  The market of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) collection is relatively young, however, with high growth potential and very

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

The Next Government’s Blueprint for Green Energy

(Renewable Energy Association) REA sets out comprehensive manifesto for renewable heat, power and transport The next government will be responsible for

September 15, 2014 1 comment Read Full Article

Celtic Renewables Wins Top Motor Vehicle Sustainability Award

(Celtic Renewables) Celtic Renewables has been recognised by the motor industry, winning a top honour at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)’s annual Low

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution for Biodiesel Initiative

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuels America Debuts USA Today RFS Ad as API Gears up for Media Blitz

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Fuels America has debuted their USA Today full-page advertisement which warns that the

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Chempolis and NRL Teams up for Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Bamboo in Assam

(Chempolis)  Chempolis Ltd, a Finland based biorefining technology corporation signed yesterday Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL,

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…David Dodds, President, Dodds & Associates, Tech Diligence Guru

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you’ve been to ABLC, you’ve likely seen a hugely-popular session where we turn the

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Mike Knauf, CEO, Rivertop Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … A couple of years ago, the combination of a great lifestyle and a highly promising

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

PUMP debuts Sept. 19 in NY and LA. Elon Musk, Jason Bateman, Lula Head a Star-Studded Documentary on Energy Choice

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This Friday, a new movie debuts — billed “the movie that will change your attitude

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 9-11, 2015 Oxon Hill, MD

  ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit      February 9-11, 2015   Oxon Hill, MD

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit brings together the very best minds in business, academia, and government to advance cutting-edge technologies

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit March 24-26, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic DEADLIINE: uncertain

  CALL FOR PAPERS: ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit March 24-26, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic    DEADLIINE: uncertain

ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on the first quarter of 2015 in Europe, will comprise two days of

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit March 24-26, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic

  ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit    March 24-26, 2015   Prague, Czech Republic

ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on the first quarter of 2015 in Europe, will comprise two days of

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Carbon Accounting and Vehicle Fuels: A Research Update September 18, 2014 Washington, DC

  Carbon Accounting and Vehicle Fuels: A Research Update     September 18, 2014   Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining recent research regarding the carbon dioxide (CO2)

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Richard Branson Failed to Deliver on $3bn Climate Change Pledge

by Suzanne Goldenberg  (The Guardian)  New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash

September 14, 2014 Read Full Article

The Absurdity of Zero GHG Formula-E Racing or Advanced Biofuel Racing is the Real Deal

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This past weekend the first race of the much hyped Formula-E electric car series

September 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Officers Met with Brazilian Presidential Candidate, Marina Silva

In the fall of 2010, Advanced Biofuels USA board member, Robert Kozak (in photo at left) and executive director, Joanne

September 12, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

The Changing Course of the Brazilian Elections September 16, 2014 Washington, DC

  The Changing Course of the Brazilian Elections    September 16, 2014   Washington, DC

Viewed from the start by leading pollsters and analysts as the most difficult election to predict since the reinstatement of

September 12, 2014 Read Full Article

USU Researchers Blazing Trails with Car Fueled by Algae, Safflower Seeds

by Mike Anderson (Deseret News)  Utah State University researchers are using the Bonneville Salt Flats to market what they believe is the

September 12, 2014 Read Full Article

More Trouble Brewing at KiOR

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Key figure and company director Paul O’Connor resigns. Allegations relating to possible inside trading, suppression

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida DEADLINE: Young Researchers Forum and General Presentations–Unclear;

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry September 14-16, 2015 Florida  DEADLINE:  Young Researchers Forum and General Presentations–Unclear;

OMICS Group invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green

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Bio-Markets Asia – Biomass Supply Chain & BiofuelsWorld January 26-29, 2015 Jakarta, Indonesia

  Bio-Markets Asia – Biomass Supply Chain & BiofuelsWorld   January 26-29, 2015    Jakarta, Indonesia

Biomass Supply chain- 27th Jan 2015  Maximizing the Potential of the Green Feedstock for Export or Domestic Power“ CMT’s Bio-Markets

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

ACI’s 4th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Conference 2015 February 25-26 San Antonio, TX

  ACI’s 4th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Conference 2015     February 25-26     San Antonio, TX

ACI’s 4th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Conference 2015 will explore commercial aspects of carbon dioxide applications in several industries such as chemical, oil

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

World Future Energy Summit January 19-22, 2015 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  World Future Energy Summit    January 19-22, 2015    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit February 3-5, 2015 New Orleans, LA

  6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit    February 3-5, 2015    New Orleans, LA

Infocast’s 6th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit debuts in New Orleans, LA, co-located with informEx for the first time to provide attendees

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuels of the Future 2015 January 19-20 Berlin, Germany

  Fuels of the Future 2015   January 19-20    Berlin, Germany

On 19-20 January 2015, the biofuels industry from Germany and around the world will come together for the 12th edition of

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

South-East European Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy March 11-13, 2015 Sofia, Bulgaria

  South-East European Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy      March 11-13, 2015   Sofia, Bulgaria

The 11th South-East European Forum and Exhibitions on Energy Eficiency, Renewables and Smart Cities will be held from 11 to

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Is Algae the Future of Fuel?

by Chase Ezell (Earth911)  … Currently most of those emissions are being emitted directly into our outdoor environment. Now what if there was a

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

The President's Biggest Enemy

by Brent Erickson (The Hill/Biotechnology Industry Organization)  President Obama’s bold vision to transition the nation to a cleaner energy future

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Develops Switchgrass with Bigger Yield, More Biofuel

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com) Researchers working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a variety of switchgrass that

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Africa, ME, Asia to Drive Global Biofuels Demand to 115 mn Tonnes by 2018

(Business Standard)  Growth in 2013-18 period likely to be moderate compared to 2008-13 period as demand from the US stagnates,

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Alabama Gets First-In-World Carbon-Negative Algae Biofuel

by Tina Casey (CleanTechnica)   …What you do is you take long, durable plastic bags, fill them with a nutrient-rich growing medium

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Consumers: Economics Drives Buying Decisions on Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

(NACSOnline.com)  Consumers look at alternative fuels and vehicles the same way that they look at traditional fuels: economics drives the

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Extending Ethanol Into the South: Protec Fuel Introduces E15 to Major Metro Areas, Adds more E85

(CSP Daily News/CSPNet.com)  A multiphase rollout of ethanol blends is taking place over the next several months in the South,

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Braskem Joins Amyris and Michelin to Accelerate the Industrialization and Commercialization of Renewable Isoprene

(Amyris)  Partnership aims to develop and produce renewable isoprene for production of tire and other rubber applications Amyris, Braskem and

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EPA 'Tier III' Test Change May Complicate Achieving Fuel Economy Goals

by Lori Nicholson (IWP News)  EPA’s recent decision in its “Tier III” vehicle emissions rule to increase the amount of

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What Progress is the USDA Making on Turning Farm Bill Funding into Program Action?

By Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Well, plenty. We reported on progress with Section 9003 loan guarantees earlier this week –

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Vietnam Province Widely Sells Biofuel Three Months ahead of Schedule

(TUOI TRE NEWS)  All filling stations in the central province of Quang Ngai on Monday began selling E5 RON 92,

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What We Know about the Brazilian Presidential Situation and Ethanol Prospects?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s a long ways until October 5th — but here’s why ethanol-oriented stocks are

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On the Mend: Why INEOS Bio Isn’t Producing Ethanol in Florida

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The INEOS Bio cellulosic ethanol plant in Vero Beach, Florida officially opened last year but

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Fighting Va. Flooding Linked to Rising Seas Will Be Complicated, Costly

by Rex Springston (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Panel assessing rising seas holds first meeting, discusses action plan Col. Paul B. Olsen, commander of

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USDA Provides $328 Million to Conserve Wetlands and Farmland, Boost Economy

(US Department of Agriculture)  Farm Bill program will benefit wildlife and outdoor recreation activity in California Bay Delta Region, Mississippi,

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VIII Annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol Conference: Report

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It was fitting that the VIII annual ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar and Ethanol

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$60M Biomass Plant to Tap into Lafourche Bagasse

(New Orleans City Business)  A Lafourche Parish mill will be the site of a $60 million biochemical facility that will

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Oberon DME Receives EPA's First Biogas-Based Fuel Approval Under the Renewable Fuel Standard

(Oberon DME/GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oberon Fuels Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to announce plans to commercialize biogas-based dimethyl ether (“DME”)

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A Global Warming President Presides Over a Drill-Baby-Drill America

by Michael T. Klare (Huffington Post)  … U.S. oil consumption is on an upward trajectory, climbing by 400,000 barrels per day in 2013

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Funding Available for Projects Reducing Transportation-Related Emissions in North Carolina

(North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center ) Third call includes up to $1,300,000 available to award. The North Clean Energy

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New Study: E15 Would Reduce Smog & Cancer Risk

(ClearTheAirChicago.com)  Using E15 gas rather than regular gas will reduce cancer-causing pollutants and smog in Chicago’s air, says a new

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Methes Energies Signs Catalyst Supply Agreement for Its New Pre-Treatment Process

(Methes Energies)  Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to

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E15 Expanding Across the Southern U.S.

(Protec Fuel)  Protec Fuel to Bring Dozens of E15, E85 Stations to Metro Areas The South will soon welcome E15

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Breakthrough or No Breakthrough? As UK Research Team Reports Progress toward Renewable Propane, Global Media Goes Gaga

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, If you look this week in your Google News alerts, you’ll see an

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USDA Announces Loan Guarantee to Help Innovative Company Turn Waste Into Renewable Jet Fuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  $105 Million loan guarantee provided through the Biorefinery Assistance Program Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced

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4 Minutes With…Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you’ve known her as the globe-trotting CEO of LanzaTech — managing an enterprise based in

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Virent to Expand Demo Plant Capabilities to Scale Plant-Based Paraxylene

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POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY Opens, as Fantasy Becomes Real

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) POET-DSM’s 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens with hoopla, and heartfelt messages about the

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