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The Radical Re-Sourcing of Tires, Nylon, Parachutes and Balloons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Bioenergies achieves one-step renewable butadiene via fermentation.  Who’s in the global chase for a process to make one of the world’s Big 7 industrial

November 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Area of Crops Grown For Bioenergy in England and the UK: 2008 – 2013

(UK Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)  Key Messages  An estimated 51 thousand hectares of agricultural land in the UK were used for bioenergy in 2013.  The

November 30, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Who’s Ready for Prime-Time, Who’s on the Way? The Cellulosic Biofuels Survey

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In this Digest survey, we asked you to rate a representative selection of cellulosic biofuels technology providers — primarily, which technologies you feel have are

November 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Billionaire Vinod Khosla’s Big Dreams for Biofuels Fail to Catch Fire

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Just over a year ago, billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla was bubbling with optimism about one of his latest investments: KiOR, a biofuel outfit

November 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Sustainability Taking Shape, One French Fry at a Time

(K-State Research and Extension)  Converting cooking oil into fuel – the Biodiesel Initiative at Kansas State University allows for collaboration among many campus departments and industry organizations. MANHATTAN, Kan. –

November 26, 2014 Read Full Article

New Audi E-Fuels Project: E-Diesel from Air, Water and Green Electricity

(Audi)  New Audi activity in the development of CO2-neutral fuels; Pilot plant for e-diesel production opened in Dresden; Audi partnership with Climeworks and sunfire Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral,

November 26, 2014 Read Full Article

High Turkey Prices: Don't Blame Ethanol

by Alan Neuhauser  (U.S. News and World Report/MSN.com)  No clucking way.   Turkey prices are still higher than average, the American Farm Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics found last week –

November 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Impasse over RFS Underscores Need for Biofuel Value Chain and Partner Unity

(25 x ’25)  Federal regulators have stumbled again in following the congressionally approved roadmap for expanding and accelerating biofuel development and use, announcing Friday they will not finalize 2014 blending

November 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Challenges which Hinder the Growth of the Sugar and Alcohol Sector in Brazil

by Roberto Coelho* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As discussed at the recent F.O. Licht’s conference, Sugar and Ethanol Brazil, the current status of the installed capacity in Brazil has grown enormously in

November 26, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Biodiesel Benefits Livestock Producers

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  While some have tried to pit the biofuels industry against livestock producers, the folks at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) explain their green fuel is actually

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Proponents Anticipating a Fight

by Nicholas Bergin (Lincoln Journal Star)  The biofuels industry is gearing up for a fight, a national industry spokesman said Monday.   Doug Durante, executive director of Bethesda, Maryland-based Clean

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol Receives $3 Million Grant

by Reed Fujii (Recordnet.com)  State energy officials awarded Pacific Ethanol Inc. $3 million to help develop grain sorghum as a low-carbon feedstock, replacing some of the corn traditionally used, at

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Message to Rental Car Companies: FFVs Matter

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I recently attempted to rent a FFV for a work trip and had a less than satisfactory experience. … It was renting a car to

November 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Sector on the Edge

by Emily Parkinson (Financial Review) Australia’s struggling biofuels industry has had an annus horribilis.   First came the budget decision to scrap the excise-free status the sector believed would be

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Model Evaluates Where Bioenergy Crops Grow Best

(University of Illinois)  Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Gevo Signs Letter of Intent With Highlands EnviroFuels to License Isobutanol Technology for Florida Plant

(Gevo)  Plant to Convert Sugar Cane and Sweet Sorghum to 20-25 Million Gallons Per Year of Isobutanol Gevo, Inc.(Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced today that

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Consortium Creates Sugarcane Research Center in Spain

(Global BioBusiness)  The EunergyCane Consortium officially started operations with the signing of an agreement with the city of Motril in Spain which will create Europe’s first sugarcane research center. The

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Graham Noyes, Attorney, Keyes, Fox & Wiedman; Acting Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My regulatory work focuses on the RFS, LCFS, and Cap & Trade. My transactional work involves maximizing the value of environmental attributes, and developing and

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Government Gives Tax Relief for Biodiesel Production

(Correio do Brasil) The  Official Gazette  published on Friday normative instruction suspending the incidence of PIS / Pasep and Contribution to Social Security Financing (COFINS) in the acquisition of raw materials

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Brooke Renewables, Hock Lee Group, Beta Renewables, Novozymes Ink LOI for Commercial-Scale Malaysian Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Malaysia, Brooke Renewables and Hock Lee Group presented a Letter of Intent to the Sarawak State Government marking their intention to invest in the

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

White House Threatens to Put Brakes on Alternative Fuels

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  As biotech masterminds and venture capitalists scramble to hatch a new generation of environmentally friendly fuels that can help power the average gasoline-burning car,

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Hagel Resigns as US Defense Secretary

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who’s on the short list to succeed the embattled Nebraska Republican, and what does that mean for Advanced Biofuels? … The Good News: Support for the

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Evolva Acquires Allylix in $59M All-Share Transaction: What’s the Impact for Industrial Biotech?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But in the meantime, it appears to be an open-and-shut case that “new sugars” are the new sugar — and specifically that stevia might

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Biodiesel Supporters on Thanksgiving

(National Biodiesel Board)  This holiday season, we’re giving thanks to the thousands of businesses that choose biodiesel, a sustainable, green form of American energy. Here are the top 10 ways

November 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Fossil Fuels Reap $550 Billion in Subsidies, Hindering Renewables Investment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  Fossil fuels are reaping $550 billion a year in subsidies and holding back investment in cleaner forms of energy, the International Energy Agency said.

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

California Lead Commissioner Workshop and Availability of the Draft 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update

The California Energy Commission (CEC) held a workshop November 24, 2014, in Sacramento regarding its 2014 Draft Integrated Energy Report Update (2014 IEPR).  The CEC prepares this biennial report to assess

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Students Power Up in Classroom with Biofuels Video Game

by Mary Sussman  (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  High school students wrestle with the sustainability challenges of making real-world decisions about biofuel agriculture while playing Fields of Fuel, an educational

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulose Conversion Lab Featured in The Science Teacher

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s student lab activity, “Converting Cellulosic Biomass to Ethanol (CB2E),” appeared recently in an issue of The Science Teacher, a

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Study: Ethanol Use in Michigan Reduces Pollution by Reducing GHGs

(Michigan Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new study released by Michigan State University researchers Bruce Dale and Seungdo Kim shows ethanol use by Michigan drivers and boaters reduces pollution

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Vitruvian Energy Crowdfunding to Make EEB, a Trashy Biofuel

By John Beltz Snyder  (AutoBlogGreen)  When sewage is treated at a wastewater treatment facility, biosolids are the byproduct. After being separated from the water, biosolids are usually sent to a

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Ben Thorp, Chairman, Bioenergy Deployment Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Currently we are evaluating the underlying technologies that are involved in the 85 million annual gallon cellulosic ethanol that will be on-stream in the

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

The 2014 RFS Rule Left Out in the Cold

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Industry Organization)  …EPA should formally withdraw the proposed rule and issue a final rule as soon as possible, fully correcting their misinterpretation of waiver authority

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

The Challenge of Finding a Legal Vehicle to Enforce Compliance with a Global Aviation Emissions Scheme

(GreenAirOnline)  By agreeing to develop a global market-based mechanism (MBM) for international civil aviation, ICAO’s 38th Assembly has set the expectation that such a scheme will be adopted in 2016

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

France Champions Bioethanol Industry in Europe

(Euractiv)  The French bioethanol industry is leading the campaign to raise the proportion of biofuel in Europe’s transport fuel mix to 15%, while the European Commission continues to hold the

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

The Downside of the Boom

by Deborah Sontag and Robert Gebeloff  (The New York Times)   North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil industry with a regulatory system built on trust, warnings and

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae in Aquaculture

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Marine biologist and fish reproductive endocrinologist Yonathan Zohar, PhD gives a tour of his aquaculture laboratory at the University of Maryland Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Carbon Fee Bill Would Benefit Algae Industry

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization technology. The Algae Biomass Organization has spoken out to applaud

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Biomass Industry Triumphs in EPA's Biogenic Emissions Framework

by Anne Simet (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass, commented Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves on release of the

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Elemental, My Dear: Audi's E-Fuels Project Creates Diesel from Air, Water, and Electricity

by Andrew Hard (Digital Trends)  … Now Audi has announced the development of “e-diesel,” a CO2-neutral fuel made from sustainable raw materials like air, water, and electricity. Like e-gas, e-diesel is created

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production, Activity Impressive Despite Uncertainty

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Policy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

House Passes Bill that Would Impact EPA Rulemaking

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Brazilian Biofuels Policy Under a Second Rousseff Term

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine) UNICA is looking forward to working with Brazil’s newly re-elected President Dilma Rouseff on putting the right policies in place for the country’s future, writes Leticia

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Good Neighbors (Anaerobic Digesters)

by Katie Fletcher  (Biomass Magazine)  Lately, cellulosic ethanol plant startups have basked in the bioenergy limelight. While less celebrated, anaerobic digesters are adding value to operations and seem to be

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuel Survivor Joule Lands New CEO, Plans Larger CO2-to-Fuel Plants

by Martin LaMonica  (Xconomy)  The list of advanced biofuel companies that failed to live up to their ambitions is long and discouraging. Joule Unlimited, though, appears to be making progress despite

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Analyst: KiOR Columbus Plant May End up Sold as Scrap

by Jack Weatherly (Mississippi Business Journal)   Finding a buyer for the idled KiOR biofuels plant at Columbus would be a tough sell, according to Pavel Molchanov, an equity analyst

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Plant to Create Jobs

by Doug Carder (The Ottawa Herald)  In Anderson County where agriculture is king — accounting for 72 percent of the county’s economy — a group is preparing to make a

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

What the EPA's Latest Announcement Means?

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The EPA’s long-awaited announcement on the RFS targets for 2014 were finally announced today. And the announcement? No decision on the 2014 RFS targets would be made

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2015 April 13 Washington, D.C

  Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2015  April 13  Washington, D.C

Good Jobs, Green Jobs is the nation’s leading forum for strategizing and implementing environmental solutions that create and maintain quality, family-sustaining jobs and ensure the health and safety of our

November 21, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Using B100 in Our Class-8 Trucking Operations (60 trucks) in Tennessee March 19, 2015 10:00 AM ET

  WEBINAR:  Using B100 in Our Class-8 Trucking Operations (60 trucks) in Tennessee   March 19, 2015   10:00 AM ET

Part of the Biofuels Outreach Project (BOP) – The 2014-2015 Biodiesel & Ethanol Webinars Each webinar will run roughly 30-45 minutes with time to get any questions you have answered.

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Ethanol Myths & Facts: Engine Experts Talk Ethanol February 3, 2015 10:00 AM ET

  WEBINAR:  Ethanol Myths & Facts: Engine Experts Talk Ethanol    February 3, 2015    10:00 AM ET

Part of the Biofuels Outreach Project (BOP) – The 2014-2015 Biodiesel & Ethanol Webinars Each webinar will run roughly 30-45 minutes with time to get any questions you have answered.

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Changes in the Biodiesel Specs: Trusting Today's Spec Biodiesel January 6, 2015 10:00 AM ET

  WEBINAR:   Changes in the Biodiesel Specs: Trusting Today's Spec Biodiesel    January 6, 2015   10:00 AM ET

Part of the Biofuels Outreach Project (BOP) – The 2014-2015 Biodiesel & Ethanol Webinars Each webinar will run roughly 30-45 minutes with time to get any questions you have answered.

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Government Biodiesel Success Stories from East TN December 2, 2014 10:00AM ET

  WEBINAR:  Government Biodiesel Success Stories from East TN   December 2, 2014   10:00AM ET

Part of the Biofuels Outreach Project (BOP) – The 2014-2015 Biodiesel & Ethanol Webinars Each webinar will run roughly 30-45 minutes with time to get any questions you have answered.

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: RFS II: Where Do We Stand Today? November 25, 2014 10:00 ET

  WEBINAR:  RFS II: Where Do We Stand Today?   November 25, 2014   10:00 ET

Part of the Biofuels Outreach Project (BOP) – The 2014-2015 Biodiesel & Ethanol Webinars Each webinar will run roughly 30-45 minutes with time to get any questions you have answered.

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Industry Frets over Washington Green Fuels Study

by Don Jenkins (Capitol Press)  A consultant says ethanol made from Brazilian sugarcane could help Washington reduce carbon emissions. Midwest ethanol producers are lobbying Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to not

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Initiative Shifts Gears

by Don Jenkins  (Capital Press)  Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is three years into a five-year, $40 million project to produce a green alternative to petroleum fuel. … Three years into

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Guest Opinion: Ethanol Policy and the Economy

by Paul Kenney (North Platte Bulletin)  Recent reports from the University of Nebraska clearly document the impressive economic benefits that occur when the corn, cattle and ethanol industries are efficiently

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

What Is the White House Policy on Biofuels?

by Melanie Sloan (The Hill)  Late last year, without warning, the White House did a 180-degree shift on its renewable fuels policy.  But until the spring of this year, no

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA November RIN Data Shows Increased Cellulosic Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Abandons RFS Rulemaking for 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. EPA announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Renewable Volume Obligations until 2015. The proposed 2014

November 21, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

To Use Sewage Sludge to Obtain Bioenergy

(Nanowerk News) Researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, CAAFI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … To complement the efforts of our Sponsors and CAAFI Executive Director Steve Csonka my focus

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

UK's First Ever Bus to Run on Human and Food Waste Launched

(Geneco)  The UK’s first ever bus powered on food waste and human poo has taken to the road today which

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Beet Ethanol Demonstration Project to Begin Next Month

by Ben Keller (The Business Journal)  A new source of transportation fuel may soon flow from the Central Valley if

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Shell: Expects to Be Producing Advanced Biofuels at Scale, in US, by End of Decade

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell VP Matthew Tipper, at ABLCNext:  “We will likely begin manufacture in the southeast United

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Can Algae Be the Next Biofuel?

by William Tucker (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  The lure of the oceans has always had a special appeal for advocates of biofuel.

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Close, But No Cigar: Greenspeed Truck Apparent Record-Breaker Doesn't Count

from a note from Mike Shipman (Blue Planet Photography, LLC) The Greenspeed truck broke their previous El Mirage record of

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

2 Airlines Are Already Using Biofuels, So Why Aren't We All Flying Green?

By Reuben Brewer (The Motley Fool)  In July, Brazilian airline GOL became the first airline to use a new type

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Scientists Come Together to Use Renewable Energy in Villages

by Komal Gautham (Times of India)  Eleven scientists from across the country are back in school in Coimbatore — this time

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Norwegian Operates Its First Biofuel Flight on November 11

(AirSoc.com)  Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) on November 11 operated its first biofuel flight. The airline issued this statement (translated

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Cornstalks Aren't Just for Scarecrows Anymore

by Reanna Trudell and Daniel Adams (US Department of Energy) …  Our scientists have identified corn stover, which includes the corn plant’s

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Genetically Modified Algae: A Risk-Benefit Assessment

(US Department of Energy) As the algae industry continues to invest in the research and development of genetic modification (GM)

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Lab Discovery: Water Leads to Chemical that “Gunks Up” Biofuels Production

(US Department of Energy/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Study shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels,

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Technologies Office Issues Multi-Year Program Plan: November 2014 Update

(US Department of Energy)  This Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP) sets forth the goals and structure of the Bioenergy Technologies Office.

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

PMO Discusses Clearing Hurdles in Ethanol Blending Programme

(The Economic Times)  Keen to ensure success of ethanol blending in petrol, the Prime Minister’s Office held parleys with the

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

New Food Safety Rules Mean Big Changes

by Andrew Anderson (Faegre Baker Daniels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Although several new requirements in the FSMA may impact ethanol plants, writes

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Updated Biogenic Emissions Framework

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Nov. 19, the U.S. EPA released a revised framework for assessing biogenic carbon

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

‘Welcome to the Future’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Construction on Abengoa’s self-powered cellulosic ethanol facility is complete. But that doesn’t mean efforts

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Celtic Renewables Opts For A Well-Oiled Remedy

by Ann M. Thayer  (Chemical and Engineering News) Scottish startup to make biobased chemicals 
from the leftovers of whisky production The

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Advocates: Minnesota Needs More Alternative Fuel

by Logan Wroge  (Twin Cities Daily Planet)   … “A token amount of renewable energy isn’t going to cut it.

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Closing In on Butanol for Biofuel

by Ann Perry (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  Butanol is the go-to industrial solvent for products such as

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Heather Youngs, Senior Fellow, Energy Biosciences Institute and Executive Editor, Bioenergy Connection

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Energy Biosciences Institute explores the application of biology to the energy sector. … I would

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Feed Food Fairness Campaign – Not Big on Transparency

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 18, 2014), the Feed Food Fairness Campaign, backed by members of the livestock and fast

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Study Underway to Select Local Crops for Biofuel Production

(Jamaica Observer)  A study is underway to select local crops for biofuel production, in an effort to expand Jamaica’s sources

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

From Table To Truck: How Food Waste Could Run Your Car

by Cassandra Profita (Northwest Public Radio)  … 21-year-old Matt Coffman is a formula drift race car driver. This year, he

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Righteous Heat: 10 Hot Slides from ABLCNext Do the Show-and-Tell on Who's Got the Magic

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 hot companies, The Young Fresh Faces, the Later-Stagers, the Out-of-the-Box Thinkers – who is

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Wrong Again on Biofuel Enabling Policies

(25 x ’25)  As often and as vigorously as the Obama administration pronounces its support of cleaner forms of energy

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Help the Algae Biomass Organization Illustrate How Far the Industry Has Come.

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The ABO is looking for new algae technology projects, demonstration facilities and commercial operations to showcase in

November 19, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Tulsa Man Leverages Biodiesel to Change Food Truck Industry Image

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Tulsa, Okla.-based food truck entrepreneur Wil Braggs, known as The Cheese Guy, is working to

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Springboard Intro's Methanol Recovery, Soap-Casting Equipment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Chico, Calif.-based biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel recently introduced its GL95/MC12/BD380 trio to recover more than

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Safety Your Way

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Producers and technology providers, including Pacific Biodiesel, Kelley Green Biofuel, Piedmont Biofuels, WB Services and Crown

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Buster Biofuels to Employ Viesel Fuel Enzymatic Biodiesel Process

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)   A 5 MMgy plant under construction in San Diego, Buster Biofuels, will be producing

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

E15 Now Approved for Use in Two-Thirds of New Cars – Chicago Looks at E15 Again

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  According to an analysis of vehicle owners manuals for model year 2014 and 2015 cars, conducted by

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

IEA Says Oil Supplies May Not Keep Up With Demand

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  Despite what appears to be a saturated oil market in 2014, oil producers around the world

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Biotech Program Inspires Interest in Science at Splendora ISD

by Stephanie Buckner (Cleveland Advocate)  Splendora High School is continuing to stress the importance of career and technical courses by

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

GRFA: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Discourage Investment in Renewables

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency has released its annual World Energy Outlook, revealing that fossil

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Oslo to Become 5% Biohub for Lufthansa, SAS & KLM – Powered by SkyNRG Nordic and Avinor

(SkyNRG Nordic/Statoil) SkyNRG Nordic, the partnership between SkyNRG and Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation, announced the supply of the first commercial

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

UBC Research Looks to Boost Sustainable Bioenergy

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Two new Genome BC-funded projects led by UBC researchers will harness microbial community research to help tackle

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Enerkem, Akzo Nobel to Explore European Market

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Enerkem Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

USDA Looks to Get Ethanol from Kudzu

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  It might be the scourge of the south, but kudzu could become the next feedstock for

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Let the Facts be the Facts

by Kristy Moore (Renewable Fuels Association)  It is never acceptable to sensationalize the facts to the point where they are

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Knowledge Best Defense for Fire Risks

by Art Krugler (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel production has no more or less fire hazard than an oil refinery. Plant personnel

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Pricey Ethanol Threatens Late-Year Corn Demand Pick-Up: Maguire

by Gavin Maguire (Reuters)  The final quarter of the calendar year is typically the busiest for U.S. ethanol manufacturers as

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Tim Lust, CEO, National Sorghum Producers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … NSP is focused on several items at the moment: successful advanced biofuel RFS2 pathways

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Harvesting Poplar to Fuel Green Energy

by Patricia Townsend (Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest)  Fall is harvest season and kicks off AHB’s first harvest of hybrid poplar for

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

California Approves $13.5 Million in Loans for Energy-Efficient Upgrades to Schools

(California Energy Commission)  Grants for alternative and renewable fuel projects totaling nearly $8 million also approved The California Energy Commission

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

B.C. Company Greasing the Wheels with Biodiesel Push

(CleanTech Canada/CanadianManufacturing.com)  Greasecycle Inc. has found a new deep-fry devotee in the University of British Columbia (UBC).  When the school’s

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In Terms of Revenues, Glycerol Demand Is Set to Hit USD 2.1 Billion by 2018, Growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2012 to 2018

(Transparency Market Research/Digital Journal)  Glycerol Market By Source (Biodiesel, Fatty Acids & Fatty Alcohols), By Applications (Personal Care, Alkyd Resins,

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

RSB Partners With Elements Traceability Software to Help Keep Track of Biofuel Feedstock Sustainability Data

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a globally recognised sustainability certification standard for biomaterials, and Elements

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel Standard Good for US Economy

by Tim Walz (D-Minn.) (AgWeek)  Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future in which

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Mie University Researchers Convert Discarded Oranges into 'Juiced-Up' Biofuel

By Fumiko Takaki (The Asahi Shimbun)  Scientists at Mie University here have developed a biofuel from unmarketable oranges and waste

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Pure Ethanol Engines Could Pack a Big Punch

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Canadian farmer and hot rodder recently talked with me about altering engines for

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Pleased with E85 Potential

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased with a new report that shows the potential for

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Could Revolutionise Biofuel Business

by Philip Tees (The Copenhagen Post) Roskilde University and Novozymes team publish groundbreaking results.  Researchers at Roskilde University (RUC) and

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Peter Brown, Founder, FFA Fuels and Euromarketingtools.com

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are focussed on installing more diverse renewable energy solutions from methane digesters to biodiesel

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

New CARD Study on Indirect Land Use Change

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new analysis of real-world land use data by Iowa State University raises serious concerns about

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Busted: Enzymes Don't Need Water

(University of Bristol/Laboratory Equipment)  New research by scientists at the Univ. of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms

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4 Minutes With…Han Chen, CEO, Algenetix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … We have been successful with PhotoSeed now in several crops where we have increased

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Grant Given to Arkansas Company Making Compostable Bag

(THV11)  A company affiliated with the University of Arkansas that makes a compostable bag as a substitute for plastic bags

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Smokeless Biofuel Saves Lives in Africa

by Julie Fahnestock (Just Means)  … In fact, traditional cooking methods—open fires of wood and chemically based charcoals—have been deemed

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Oil Ministry Circulates Cabinet Note on Allowing 5 Per Cent Blending of Environment-Friendly Biofuels

by Rajeev Jayaswal (Economic Times)  The oil ministry has circulated a Cabinet note for inter-departmental consultation on allowing 5 per

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Robert Fanick, Manager, Southwest Research Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The staff blends field experience, engineering and chemistry expertise with design and fabrication capabilities to offer

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Uruguayan Firm Launches Project to Convert Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  State-owned company Alcoholes de Uruguay (Alur) has launched a pilot project to recycle used cooking oil

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Automakers Approve E15 For Use in Two-Thirds of New Vehicles

(Renewable Fuels Association)  A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of model year (MY) 2015 warranty statements and owner’s manuals reveals

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

“What About That, Er, Cellulosic Feedstock?” Pacific Ag CEO Bill Levy on the Where, When and How

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Feedstock. Now that cellulosic ethanol has reached scale, it has replaced Motherhood and Apple Pie

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

QMAB Launches BAYA® Microalgal Biofuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  ran-based Qeshm Microalgae Biorefinery Co. (QMAB) has launched a biofuel being marketed as BAYA®, produced from a

November 17, 2014 Read Full Article

10 Must-See Hot Slides from ABLC Next 2014 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 hot companies, 10 hot slides explaining where they are, what they’re up to, and

November 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Scholarships for National Ethanol Conference

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) Students interested in the ethanol industry have a chance to attend the 2015 National Ethanol Conference

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UN Report Outlines Growing Biofuels Role in Developing Economies

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS, INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD DEADLINES: December 19 for presentations; January 30 for innovations

  CALL FOR PAPERS, INNOVATIONS:  TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD   DEADLINES:  December 19 for presentations; January 30 for innovations

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 National Harbor, MD

  TechConnect World Innovation Conference   June 14-17, 2015   National Harbor, MD

The TechConnect World Innovation Conference is an annual event uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations out of the

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Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture March 9-10, 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE

  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   March 9-10, 2015   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Innovation in agriculture gives us a real chance of feeding nine billion people using less resource and with no environmental

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

4th Starch World January 29-30, 2015 Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

  4th Starch World  January 29-30, 2015     Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

“Market forces and supply/demand balance for carbohydrates – potential for Cassava” “Will starch based sweeteners beat sugar?” Starch World is

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Sustainable Agriculture: Perennial Biomass Crops for Multiple Benefits November 19, 2014 Decatur, IL

  Bioenergy and Sustainable Agriculture: Perennial Biomass Crops for Multiple Benefits    November 19, 2014    Decatur, IL

Agricultural Watershed Institute, a nonprofit based in Decatur, Illinois, leads a collaborative project to promote perennial crops for bioenergy, forage,

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

European Algae Biomass April 22-23, 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  European Algae Biomass April 22-23, 2015  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maximising Commercial Successes in Algae Biomass by Combining Focussed R&D with Business Strategy.   ACI’s 5th annual European Algae Biomass Conference

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy October 20-22, 2015 Madrid, Spain

  European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy   October 20-22, 2015   Madrid, Spain

As always at EFIB, we are on the eternal quest to create more dynamic biobased markets, jobs and growth and

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Do Falling Gasoline Prices Threaten the Competitiveness of Ethanol?

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good  (FarmDocDaily)  Wholesale (CBOB) gasoline prices in the U.S. have declined by about a dollar per

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

IEA: ‘The Cost of Fossil Fuels to an Economy Is Not Reduced by Subsidies; It Is Just Redistributed’

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechMedia)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels totaled nearly $550 billion in 2013. Countries around the globe have

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Chicken Fat Biodiesel Powering Truck from FL to WA

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  A professor of alternative fuels is making a 3,550-mile journey cross country to show how well

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Video Contest Looks to ‘Fuel the Future’ of Ethanol, Biodiesel

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Iowa high school students will once again compete to see who can produce the best video

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Animal Fat in Airplanes: Could Biofuels Help Airlines’ Bottom Lines?

by Benét J. Wilson (BusinessJournalism.org)  Right now, oil prices are down, but nobody expects them to stay there. That is

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Study: Farmers and Scientists Divided over Climate Change

by Natalie van Hoose (Purdue University)   … Growers can manage the potential risks linked to extreme rain events and soil

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EU Transport: Emission Savings of Biofuels 80% Better than Thought, New Calculations Show

(Ecofys)  European calculation rules substantially underestimate the climate benefit of biofuels in the transport sector. Their greenhouse gas emissions should

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Researchers Discover New Digestive Strategy in Shipworms

by Greg St. Martin (News@Northeastern)  An inter­na­tional research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy Center

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

4 minutes with…Leo Manzer, CEO, Catalytic Insights

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Founded and directed DuPont’s Corporate Catalysis Center before retirement in 2005. … We have had too

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Angola: Biocom Produces Over 3000 Tons of Ethanol in Experimental Phase

(AllAfrica.com)  At least 1.550 tons of sugar and 3.600 cubic metres of ethanol have already been produced in the experimental

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Set up Biofuel Fund, Government Urged

by Kennedy Mupeseni (Times of Zambia)  An energy expert has said Government should establish a low interest-rates biofuel fund to be

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WHO Sets Benchmarks to Reduce Health Damage from Indoor Air Pollution

(World Health Organization)  WHO recommendations, released today, highlight the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Gevo Finds a Way

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Like Rocky Balboa, no matter how many punches they take, Gevo just won’t fall over.

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Villanova Center for the Advancedment of Sustainability in Engineering Invites Advanced Biofuels USA

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  What a wonderful day, talking from dawn ‘til dusk about the past, present and

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