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End the Ethanol Mandate: Our View

(USA Today) … Apart from Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, they all supported the mandate, including Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, the latest conservative darling, who arrived at his pro-ethanol position

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Assoiation Member Spotlight: Christianson & Associates

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Christianson & Associates, PLLP (C&A) is a full service Certified Public Accounting firm established over 28 years ago, with offices in Willmar and Litchfield, MN. C&A has

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4 Minutes with… Bill Topp, Manager, Biotechnology Associates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We provide due diligence analyses to the venture capital community of investment opportunities in firms that exploit advanced technologies … Most of our work at the present time is

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Industry, Water Advocates Come Together on Bioenergy Bills

by Frank Jossi  (Midwest Energy News)  Environmentalists and bioeconomy advocates reached an agreement last week to modify a bill moving through the Minnesota legislature that they hope will create a

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Moonshine, Hogs and Drought Fuel Sorghum Boom Across U.S. Plains

by Megan Durisin, Jeff Wilson, Lydia Mulvany (Bloomberg)  … A kernel-yielding stalk that’s native to Africa, sorghum has three things going for it right now: it’s cheap to plant; it holds up

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Awards Student Fellowships in 25 States and Puerto Rico to Support the Next Generation of Environmental Scientists

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico to pursue environmental science and related fields

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Energy Beets Slow to Catch on in North Dakota

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving forward. Attendance was light for a recent series of grower

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Challenge to Manage Farms during Volatile Periods

by Martha Blum (AgriNews)  The mood in agriculture is cautiously optimistic.  “A few years ago agriculture was going like gangbusters, but now it is in transition,” said David Kohl, professor

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Foreign Company Studied Installing Biodiesel Plant in Nicaragua

(Prensa Latina (Google translation)) The company Plastic Energy presented a project to estimate the feasibility of installing a biodiesel processing plant in Nicaragua, said today the deputy mayor of Managua,

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Zambia: ZDA Okays U.S.$150 Million Ethanol Plant

(AllAfrica/Times of Zambia)  THE Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has given Sunbird Bio-energy Africa an investment licence to set up a US$150 million ethanol plant in Luena farm bloc in Kawambwa

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Wall Street Losing Millions From Bad Energy Loans

By Nick Cunningham  (OilPrice.com)  Oil companies continue to get burned by low oil prices, but the pain is bleeding over into the financial industry. Major banks are suffering huge losses

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubber Security

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars — what about the petroleum in the tires?  Rubber security,

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Croda to Manufacture Surfactant from Ethanol, Opening New Market

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Specialty chemical manufacturer Croda Inc. is planning to break ground in April on a $170 million upgrade to its Atlas Point manufacturing site

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‘Where’s my ethanol?’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The ethanol industry would like nothing better than to have every consumer that wants E85 to have access to it. Unfortunately roll out of

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Maintenance Managers Meet to Share Experiences, Meet Vendors

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol maintenance managers met in Des Moines, Iowa, for their semiannual gathering to meet with vendors and learn from each other. In the

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Know Your Oil: Creating a Global Oil-Climate Index

by Deborah Gordon, Adam Brandt, Joule Bergerson, Jonathan Koomey  (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)  Oil is changing. Conventional oil resources are dwindling as tight oil, oil sands, heavy oils, and others

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Hastert Delivers Personal Pitch for Ethanol

by Alan K. Ota  (Roll Call)  Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert delivered a blunt reminder to farm-state lawmakers about the clout of the ethanol industry with a visit for nearly

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biofuels Highlighted as Key for Future Transport Needs

(Click Green)  The Transport Energy Task Force has today highlighted the important role sustainable biofuels will play in meeting the UK’s future transport needs, in its concluding report. The report

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Risi Competizione’s Ferrari Takes the Green at Sebring

(Department of Energy) Each new Green Racing season brings with it new opportunities for manufacturers to demonstrate advanced transportation technologies and renewable fuels, and the Twelve Hours of Sebring race at

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Dennis Seid: Enerkem’s Ethanol Plant Still a No-Go

by Dennis Seid (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)  …  In fact, if you visit Enerkem’s website, there’s no mention of Pontotoc. Nothing on its facilities or projects – where Pontotoc once

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Value-Addition in Production of Ethanol from Macro Algae

by K. S. Rajgopal (The Hindu)  As the quest for alternate sources of energy in the face of global warming due to fossil-fuel usage gains momentum, the focus has turned to

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Growth Energy Supports Senators Paul and Grassley Efforts to Give Consumers Choice at the Pump

(Growth Energy)  Following the introduction of S. 889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, legislation by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), which contains a provision to extend

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Algae.Tec to Expand Georgia Algae Production Facility

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Georgia, following successful algae growth trials, Algae.Tec has commenced the expansion of its development and manufacturing facilities in Cumming, Georgia and the building of

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

White House Science Fair Celebrates Student Research

By Emily Conover (Science Magazine) Sixteen-year-old Sophia Sánchez-Maes is all about algae. The slimy green stuff is an attractive candidate for biofuel production, but Sánchez-Maes wondered why the biofuel startups near

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

API, AFPM Sue EPA over RFS Delays

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On March 18, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Petroleum Institute filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District

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Group of Lawmakers Continues to Seek Ways to Block Biofuels, Through Any Means Possible

(Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  On March 23, a letter signed by 18 members of Congress to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture asked the subcommittee to include “language to

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Our Federal Policy on the Use of Ethanol

(New York Times)  To the Editor:  Re “End the Ethanol Rip-Off,” by Robert Bryce (Op-Ed, March 10):  The notion that the Renewable Fuel Standard is somehow a hidden tax is

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Look, up in the Sky! The Best of the Aviation Biofuels Slides from ABLC 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Great Scott! New molecules, new feedstocks, new technologies, and reaching scale — the best of the best.  At ABLC 2015, the focus on innovation included

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: The Australian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium (TABBS): Realising the Bioeconomy – It’s Hot in the Tropics! — October 12, 2015 — Brisbane, Australia DEADLINE: open

  CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  The Australian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium (TABBS): Realising the Bioeconomy – It’s Hot in the Tropics! — October 12, 2015 — Brisbane, Australia   DEADLINE: open

TABBS provides an excellent platform to ensure that the Bioeconomy is recognised as a key opportunity on economic development. Approximately 40% of the world’s population live in the Tropics; and

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

The Australian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium (TABBS): Realising the Bioeconomy – It’s Hot in the Tropics! — October 12, 2015 — Brisbane, Australia

  The Australian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium (TABBS):  Realising the Bioeconomy – It’s Hot in the Tropics! — October 12, 2015 — Brisbane, Australia

TABBS provides an excellent platform to ensure that the Bioeconomy is recognised as a key opportunity on economic development. Approximately 40% of the world’s population live in the Tropics; and

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Expanding Horizons — May 7, 2015 — Detroit, MI

  Expanding Horizons — May 7, 2015 — Detroit, MI

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will conduct a workshop for U.S. small to medium size businesses in Detroit, MI on May 7th, the latest in the highly-successful Expanding Horizons

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

2nd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference — September 10-11, 2015 — Miami, FL

  2nd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference  —  September 10-11, 2015  —  Miami, FL

The 2nd Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar conference gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas. Building on the outstanding success of last

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5th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit — October 21-22, 2015 — Dresden, Germany

  5th Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit — October 21-22, 2015 — Dresden, Germany

If you are looking for a comprehensive progress update on the global CO2 utilisation industry, including a growth outlook and updates on the latest technological advancements, then look no further.

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4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers — September 29-30, 2015 — Essen, Germany

  4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers — September 29-30, 2015  — Essen, Germany

For the 4th year in a row, the nova-Institute will organize the conference „Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers” on 29 – 30 September 2015 in the “Haus

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

UGA Researchers Create Trees that Are Easier to Turn into Fuel

(University of Georgia/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Second Generation Biofuels Market Is Expected to Reach $23.9 Billion Globaly by 2020

(WhaTech/Big Market Research)  Second generation biofuels yield more energy efficient output than conventional fossil fuels and are environment-friendly as well. Other enabling factors such as favourable environmental regulations & policies,

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Debate Could Come to a Head in Washington This Year

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The ethanol and oil industries have dug in for what could be a pivotal year for the future of the renewable fuel mandate in Washington,

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Call for Comments Raises Questions over Biofuel Standards Delay

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request on Tuesday for comments from cellulosic biofuels makers raised speculation among industry analysts of further delays in the release

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

An Evolutionary Metabolic Engineering Approach for Enhancing Lipogenesis in Yarrowia lipolytica

by Leqian Liu, Anny Pan, Caitlin Spofford, Nijia Zhou, Hal S. Alper (Metabolic Engineering)  Lipogenic organisms provide an ideal platform for biodiesel and oleochemical production. Through our previous rational metabolic engineering

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

‘Renewable Super Premium’ Offers Boost to Biofuel Producers, Auto Industry

(25 x ’25)  A group of DOE National Laboratory representatives have been in Washington this week making presentations to promote the benefits of what they call “Renewable Super Premium” (RSP)

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Senator Cruz’s Legislation Promotes Big Oil, Denies Consumer Choice

(Growth Energy)  In response to S. 791, the American Energy Renaissance Act, legislation that was introduced last week by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), which would seek to further our addiction

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Retailer Takes Ethanol Story to Hill

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Fuel retailers who have had to fight battles with big oil companies to offer higher ethanol blends were among those joining the American Coalition for Ethanol

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Carmakers Beat U.S. Gas Mileage Target for Second Year

by Jeff Plungis and Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Automakers exceeded U.S. government targets for improving gas mileage by “a wide margin” for the second year in a row, the Environmental Protection

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Pipeline Process Gets Partial Do-Over

by Mary Landers (Savannah Morning News)  Opponents of the proposed Palmetto Pipeline will get a state-conducted public hearing on the project as well as more scrutiny of how much the pipeline

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Taxing Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel

(Avalara)  Natural gas is becoming increasingly popular as a transportation fuel due to its lower costs and less environmental impact. As a result, it’s gaining the attention of state regulators,

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Appropriations Request Targets Corn Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A group of Congressional representatives wrote to the House Appropriations leadership this week specifically asking that any funding to help install blender pumps or promote corn

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Motor Club Rep: No Ethanol-Related Claims

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  While AAA may be an outspoken critic of ethanol blended gasoline and E15 in particular, some other motor clubs think differently, and one of them was

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Another Successful ACE Fly-in

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The seventh annual American Coalition for Ethanol Fly-in, which included an appearance by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), was another success for the organization, according to Executive Vice

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Taxes Are Not an Option in Addressing International Civil Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

(GreenAirOnline)  While the aviation sector continues to implement new technological and operational measures to mitigate its carbon footprint, including the development of sustainable alternative fuels, these initiatives by themselves will

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

HN: Babiš’s Interests behind Czech Gov’t Biofuel Support

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The Czech government’s decision to extend reduced taxation of biofuels seems to be clearly motivated by the fact that Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) wants his oil-seed

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Maker Gevo Boosts Revenue; CEO See Profit within Reach

by Mark Harden (Denver Business Journal)  Colorado biofuels company Gevo Inc. reports sharply higher revenue and narrower losses in both the fourth quarter and full-year 2014. And in an earnings call

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

New Analysis: Giving Consumers Access to Renewable Fuel Yields Environmental Benefits

(Fuels America)  A new analysis produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s principal research economist Dr. Stefen Mueller found that giving consumers more access to cleaner fuel options like

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Kristina Osterman, Consultant, Nickel Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are here to support the developing bio-based chemicals industry with NEUTRAL and COMPLIMENTARY TECHNICAL ADVICE regarding the optimal use of STAINLESS STEELS and other

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Lake Weed May Turn into Biofuel

by Aaron Leaman (Waikato Times)  Invasive weeds choking the region’s waterways could be harvested and turned into valuable biofuel in an idea being floated by Waikato Regional Council.  The health

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Farmers Urged to Use Biodiesel When Planting

(The Interior Journal/Central Kentucky News)  … Biodiesel in general and soy-based biodiesel in particular are great choices, but unfortunately farmers in many regions of Kentucky have a hard time finding a

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

High Flying

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can you make ultra-performing diesel and jet fuels from essential oils found in hemp, a/k/a cannabis sativa, a/k/a marijuana?  Turns out, you can. … Beta

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Do Biofuel Policies Seek to Cut Emissions by Cutting Food?

by Timothy Searchinger, R. Edwards, D. Mulligan, R. Heimlich, R. Plevin (Science Magazine)  Ethanol emits fossil carbon and trace gases through production (A) and biogenic carbon from the crops during fermentation

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Notice of Opportunity To Comment on an Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production and Transport of Pennycress (Thlaspi Arvense) Oil for Use in Biofuel Production

(Environmental Protection Agency)  In this Notice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Related to E15 (Renewal)

(Environmental Protection Agency) SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Recordkeeping and Reporting Related to E15 (Renewal)’’ (EPA ICR No. 2408.03, OMB Control No. 2060–0675) to the Office of

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting

(Environmental Protection Agency)  : The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ‘‘Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting’’ (EPA ICR No. 2517.01, OMB Control No. 2060–NEW) to the

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Innovation Unleashed: Sportscar Racing Takes Next Step toward Driving Technology and Renewable Fuel Development

by Natalie Committee (U.S. Department of Energy) As motorsports enthusiasts know, racing innovation once meant turbine-powered Indy cars and six-wheeled formula

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign Starts Soon!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  We invite you to participate in the upcoming bioenergy social media campaign for BETO’s education and

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Coloring and Activity Book

The Coloring and Activity Book was developed by Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) as part of its OPERATION BioenergizeME initiative.  It

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Five Harvesting Technologies are Making Biofuels More Competitive in the Marketplace

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It may look like ordinary farm equipment, but take a second look. This innovative machinery was

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Middle East Turns to Biofuels Amid Rocky Oil Prices and Environmental Awareness

Imran Khan (Lootah Biofuels/Renewable Energy World)  … Crude oil is refined to produce diesel and petrol and the cost of crude

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

(TruckingInfo) A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate,

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

The Iowa Caucuses Have a Winner: Ethanol

by Thomas Pyle (The Wall Street Journal) Presidential hopefuls love the law mandating biofuel use, but there are encouraging signs in

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Hainan – China’s First Cooking Oil Powered Commercial Flight

by Mila Luleva (The Green Optimist)  Hainan Airlines, China’s biggest private airline company, has completed the first for the country

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Agricultural Waste Could Be Used as Biofuel

(Phys.Org)  Straw-powered cars could be a thing of the future thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

MEPs Retaliate against EU Countries on Biofuels Draft Law

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has resisted pressure from member states to water down the draft law on biofuels after five-hour

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Mie Grad Students Make Biofuel from Unwanted Fruit

(Japan Times)  Graduate students at Mie University have produced biofuel from the region’s tangerines, saying the technique provides a use

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Mike Glatz, VP Sales & Business Development, Optimus Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Optimus Technologies manufactures the first and only EPA-approved biofuel conversion systems for medium- and heavy-duty

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

California Demo Produces First Low-Carbon, Whole-Beet Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Results from Mendota Bioenergy LLC’s Phase I demonstration plant in Fresno County, California,

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ASTM Releases Specifications for B20 Use in Heating Oil

(National Biodiesel Board)  Landmark move expected to accelerate America’s transformation to 21st Century Bioheat® fuel.  The door has opened for

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazilian State-Run Oil Company Producing Biodiesel from Tilapia Waste

by Alicia Villegas (Undercurrent News)  Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras is producing biodiesel from tilapia waste, but it sees a need for

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

US Military Base in Afghanistan to Make Biodiesel from UCO

(Springboard Biodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  Springboard Biodiesel announced March 25 that it has been selected to provide its turn-key, small-scale biodiesel processing

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EPA Issues 2014 and 2015 Cellulosic Waiver Credit prices

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA announced 2014 and 2015 Cellulosic Waiver Credit prices, and “a Clarification

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Revolutionary Road (Materials)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The cost of replacing crumbling roads will tumble, with the introduction of an Arizona Chemical

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Report: Automakers Surpassing Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Standards

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  For the second consecutive model year, the automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae from Clogged Waterways Could Serve as Biofuels and Fertilizer

(American Chemical Society/Science Daily)  Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes,

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

New Plan Seeks to Turn Chicken Manure to Energy

by Timothy B. Wheeler  (Baltimore Sun)  A New Hampshire-based company has teamed with poultry giant Perdue to propose a $200

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Opportunity: Lab&BenchScale Application of Transformational CO2

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This Funding Opportunity Announcement is focused on developing transformational technologies for CO2 capture and purification at

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2015 Algae Industry Survey

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Biomass Organization’s 2015 Industry Survey was conducted in January and February, 2015 through an electronic

March 24, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Christophe Schilling, CEO, Genomatica

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Genomatica helps the mainstream chemical industry harness biotechnology to make major chemicals a better way,

March 24, 2015 Read Full Article

City of Alexandria Continues Opposition to Norfolk Southern Ethanol Transloading Operations

(City of Alexandria, Virginia) On March 19, 2015, Norfolk Southern Corporation delivered a letter to the City of Alexandria at a

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Peloton Technologies Files Patent for Lignocellulose Technology that Increases Fuel Yields

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ohio, Peloton Technologies has announced the filing of a US patent that alleviates problems

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Chromatin Sorghum Hybrids Produce Fivefold Yield Increase in East Africa

(Chromatin, Inc.)  Chromatin, Inc., an agriculture technology company, announced today that its newly introduced hybrid sorghum seed products have achieved

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Sets New E85 Sales Record in 2014

by Liz Brown (KOEL)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 2,930,635 gallons of E85 in the

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Leading Biofuels Supplier Greenergy Earns RSB Sustainability Certification

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  Greenergy, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of waste based biodiesel, has earned the RSB sustainability certification

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The New Voices Debuts: The Advanced Bioeconomy Comes to Streamed Video

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the advanced bioeconomy takes to the airwaves as The New Voices debuts today as

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Reimagine Phoenix: Transforming Trash into Resources–RFP–Deadline April 14, 2015

(City of Phoenix)  The city of Phoenix is issuing a Call for Innovators (CFI) and a Request for Proposals (RFP)

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Advancing from Lab to Industrial Algae Production

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Computer Science and Engineering Professor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Vineet Bafna was on

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

EnergyPath 2015 — July 20-24 — Scranton, PA

  EnergyPath 2015 —   July 20-24 —  Scranton, PA

Energypath 2015 has something for everyone: Learn about renewable technologies, energy efficiency techniques and start or expand your career in the

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them — March 31, 2015 — Washington, DC

  The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them — March 31, 2015 — Washington, DC

The conventional view of what governments should do to foster innovation is simple: get out of the way. But economist

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Unprecedented Video Campaign: Scientists Talk About Why Climate Change Matters to Them Personally

by Anastasia Pantsios  (EcoWatch)  … We know that 97 percent of scientists agree: climate change is real and it’s driven by human

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Guardian Petition for Fossil Fuel Divestment Receives 60,000 Signatures

by Emma Howard (The Guardian)  The Keep it in the Ground campaign asks the Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation to

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Obama to Order Emissions Cuts in Federal Agencies

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) … A White House official said the order is a way for the government to “lead

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Whitespace Opportunities in Bio-Based Chemicals

(Nextant)  The bio-based chemicals sector is increasingly moving towards higher value, lower volume applications. As pursuit of these molecules continues,

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

FEMA to States: No Climate Planning, No Money

by Katherine Bagley (InsideClimate News)   Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientists Harness Enzymes to Break Down Tough Cell Walls

( Canadian Light Source/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Emma Master’s team spent the last two years studying plant cell walls, the part

March 20, 2015 Read Full Article

More Than Simply Numbers

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) While both numbers and personal stories show the benefits of the ethanol industry

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Bribery Is a Bargain for Big Oil

by Stephen Kretzmann and Matthew Maiorana (Oil Change International/Huffington Post) If you are wondering why a pipeline that would create fewer jobs

March 20, 2015 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference June 9-10, 2015 New Orleans, LA DEADLINE: open

  CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference June 9-10, 2015 New Orleans, LA   DEADLINE: open

ABFC is the gathering point for the top supply chain leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire

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Diversifying Products Creates New Opportunities

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The “Waste to Biogas and Clean Fuels Finance and Investment” summit provided a myriad

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Nano Labs, DerTek Form JV for Biofuels Production in North America

(Energy Business Review Biofuels and Biomass Energy)  US-based nanotechnology research and development firm Nano Labs has formed a joint venture

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Biofuel Beets Meetings Scheduled in 3 North Dakota Cities

(The Washington Times/AP)  Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding

March 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference — June 9-10, 2015 — New Orleans, LA

  Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstock Conference —  June 9-10, 2015 —  New Orleans, LA

ABFC is the gathering point for the top supply chain leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy — bringing together the entire

March 17, 2015 Read Full Article

International Biogas & AD Operating and Engineering Course April 13-17, 2015 Hohenheim, Germany

  International Biogas & AD Operating and Engineering Course   April 13-17, 2015   Hohenheim, Germany

This 5-day intensive biogas training is designed to provide plant operators, decision makers and investors with profound specific operating and

March 17, 2015 Read Full Article

International Biogas Study Tour April 20-23, 2015 Bavaria, Germany

  International Biogas Study Tour    April 20-23, 2015    Bavaria, Germany

International Biogas Study Tour with focus on various AD-plant concepts IBBK’s spring study tour to best practise AD plants in

March 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing — Novermber 9-13, 2015 — Mesa, AZ

  Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing  —   Novermber 9-13, 2015 —  Mesa, AZ

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts,

March 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Microalgal Culture Management and Strain Selection August 25-28, 2015 Austin, TX

  Microalgal Culture Management and Strain Selection   August 25-28, 2015    Austin, TX

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts,

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Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing — May 18-20, 2015 — Golden, CO

  Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing  —   May 18-20, 2015 —  Golden, CO

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts,

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Biochemicals & Bioplastics 2015 — May 6-7 — Denver, CO

  Biochemicals & Bioplastics 2015 —  May 6-7 —   Denver, CO

As the journey to commercialization still thrives on, the bio economy is continuing to create a sustainable business platform for

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Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics Adoption & Applications Summit — September 1-3, 2015 — San Diego, CA

  Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics Adoption & Applications Summit —  September 1-3, 2015   —  San Diego, CA

The Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics Adoption & Applications Summit will bring Consumer Brand, OEM, Retail decision makers, together with leading Venture Capitalists,

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RSB Auditor Training — May 27-29, 2015 — Geneva, Switzerland

  RSB Auditor Training   —  May 27-29, 2015  —   Geneva, Switzerland

RSB trainings are open to all auditors, consultants, biomaterial producers, biomaterial users and others interested in obtaining a deeper understanding

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8th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology-2015 (ibio-2015)– April 25-28 — Nanjing, China

  8th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology-2015 (ibio-2015)–  April 25-28  —  Nanjing, China

The 8th Annual World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology-2015 (ibio-2015) is a custom designed Industrial Biotechnology conference focused on a wide

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8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials April 13-15, 2015 Cologne, Germany

  8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials  April 13-15, 2015    Cologne, Germany

This conference aims at providing major players from the European and Asian bio-based chemicals, plastics and composite industries with an

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Investors and Certification Event March 30-31, 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  Investors and Certification Event   March 30-31, 2015     Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Today: RSB offers a high quality certification system providing projects with a stable framework to ensure sustainability. Today: the financial

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WEBINAR: RSB Webinar on Chain of Custody Systems March 24-25, 2015

  WEBINAR:  RSB Webinar on Chain of Custody Systems  March 24-25, 2015

Register for this free webinar by March 20 for your region and join us to learn about: What types of

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Algae Production Networking Workshop — April 23-24, 2015 — Richmond, CA

  Algae Production Networking Workshop —   April 23-24, 2015 —  Richmond, CA

Our next workshop will be at Kessil Lighting in Richmond, CA on April 23-24, 2015.   In keeping with industry

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Investment from Flagship Ventures Brings Red Rock Biofuels Closer to Construction of its First Commercial Biofuel Refinery

(Red Rock Biofuels) Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a pioneer in renewable biofuels, today unveiled a strategic partnership with Flagship Ventures that

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Climate Change: UN Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Keep it in the ground.  Framework convention on climate change says it shares aim for strong

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Advanced Biofuels Community Leaders Meet: Persistent and Dogged in the Throes of a Tough Slog

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Every year, the annual Washington, DC gathering of leaders in the advanced biofuels world

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Gov. Brown Removes Sunset Date from Oregon Clean Fuels Standard

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed S.B. 324 into law. The bill removes the Dec.

March 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Food vs. Food and Fuel

By Hilary Landfried (Project Gaia)  … We rarely think of it here in the West, hooked up to electric and gas grids

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How Obama’s EPA Is Making Life Difficult for Clinton

by Jerry Hagstrom (National Journal) The biggest takeaways from the GOP-dominated Iowa Ag Summit here this weekend may be the opportunity

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RFS Roundup: Advanced Cellulosic Industry Group Breaks with Industry on RFS

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On March 11, at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington D.C., Advanced Biofuels Association

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Pittsburgh Expands Use of Optimus Technologies’ Biofuel Conversion Systems

(Optimus Technologies)   Outfitting 20 more public works trucks to reduce fuel costs and to reduce lifecycle emissions over 80%.  

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Why Is Jay Leno Misrepresenting Ethanol? +VIDEO

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) I’ve watched enough video of Jay and his vehicles to believe that he is

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Green Expectations

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with

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Lawmakers Consider Ditching Ethanol Mandate for Gasoline

by Nestor Garcia  (KHON2) Nine years after a major change at the gas pump was forced on Hawaii drivers, many

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St. Louis Startup Turning Weeds into Biofuel

by Jim Bafaro (St. Louis Business Journal)  Some call it the “stinkweed.”   Yet despite that inglorious moniker, there’s an awful

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Poland Will Increase the Share of Biofuel Production up to 10 per cent from the Total Quantity by 2020

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  In Poland biofuel production indexes reached 7 per cent from the total quantity.  As a result of

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Report: Advanced Energy is a Nearly $1.3 Trillion Global Industry, as Big as Apparel and Almost Four Times Semiconductors Worldwide

(Navigant Research)  At nearly $1.3 trillion in estimated global revenue for 2014, the market for advanced energy products and services

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4 Minutes with… Luke Anderson, Industrial Sales, Yale Mechanical

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Help customer budget, design, Supply and install material handing and material process systems.  READ MORE

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Mumias Sugar to Take on Spectre in Ethanol Plant Strategy

(The Star) Mumias Sugar will start buying bagasse and molasses from rivals to feed its ethanol production plant, it said after

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Neste Oil Claims World Leadership in Biofuels from Waste, Residue

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Over the past few years, Neste Oil has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from

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Digital Soil: The Four Secrets of the New Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To make fuel, chemicals, fiber, food more productively than ever before — it starts in

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

With “True Cost” Of Emissions Factored In, Gasoline Would Cost $3.80/Gallon MORE Than The Pump Price

by James Ayre (CleanTechnica)  If the “true costs” of emissions — increased rates of premature death, illness, increased loads on

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Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth

(U.S. Department of Energy )  The Energy Department announced today $6 million for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’

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Louis Dreyfus Ships Big U.S. Ethanol Cargo to Middle East -Traders

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)    Louis Dreyfus Commodities has shipped a large cargo of U.S. ethanol worth over $17 million

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Corn Futures Dependent on Battle between Wheat and Soybeans

by  Ryan Crossingham (Farm & Ranch Guide)   Corn futures have been stuck in a holding pattern according to Randy Martinson,

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Construction Starts on Raceland Sugar Cane Conversion Plant

by Aaren Gordon (Daily Comet)  Construction has started on a $60 million plant in Raceland that will convert sugar cane

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Missing Opportunities and Misrepresenting the Facts

by Bob Reynolds (Downstream Alternatives/Renewable Fuels Association) Jay Leno’s anti-ethanol rant (AW 3/2/15), aside from misrepresenting the facts, misses an opportunity

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Good Policy Should Float All Bio-Boats

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine/Great Plains Institute)  Exciting biobased industry developments are occurring across the U.S. Although there are challenges,

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Say It Ain’t So, Joe

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)   … As an industry, we simply cannot afford for the administration to stall

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Constructing a Full-Service Vision

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine) …  Formed in 2012, SG Preston is one of hundreds of startup companies in the

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N.D. Survey Shows Support for Ethanol Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuels America Launches ‘Clean, Secure, American Energy’ Campaign

(Fuels America/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Australian Biomass Plant To Improve Soil, Sequester Carbon, & Produce Biofuel

by Ronald Brakels (CleanTechnica)  A $10 million dollar pilot biomass plant will be constructed in the Western Australian Capital of

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