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Regulations Could Hamper Biomass Project

by Brent Shrum (The Western News)  Libby is the top choice for a company looking to build a $46 million plant that would use new technology to turn forest debris into

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Do Biofuels Still Have A Place In The Global Energy Mix?

By Alexis Arthur (OilPrice.com)  Less than a decade ago, biofuels were set to take the energy world by storm. They promised a low-carbon alternative to gasoline, while advances in algae

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Minnesota’s Biodiesel Mandate

(Minnesota Trucking Association) A coalition of vehicle and fuel industry organizations have stood up for Minnesota consumers and small businesses by filing suit in federal court alleging that Minnesota’s Biodiesel Content

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

We’re Using Natural Gas All Wrong for the Climate

by Harry Saunders (The Energy Collective)  The natural and immediate inclination of emissions reduction practitioners and policy-makers is to substitute gas directly for coal in the power generation sector. But

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

California Is Smiling On Renewable Diesel HPR Fuel

by Jeff Cobb (Hybrid Cars)  … More than a pilot project, last month’s launch of 18 stations for the diesel alternative is being propped by a few laws including California’s Low

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Algal Progress Report

by Valerie Reed (US Department of Energy/Industrial Biotechnology) (D)etails the promise of algae as a renewable energy source and describes the BETO-funded research, development, and demonstration projects that have resulted

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review Presentations Now Online

(US Department of Energy)  Visit the 2015 Project Peer Review Web page to download individual project and plenary presentations from BETO’s 2015 Project Peer Review. The peer review process provided BETO

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry fuel from Florida to a tank farm near Belton, where

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Commodities: DDGS Priced out of Domestic Market

by Sean Broderick (CHS/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With planting season right around the corner, the conversation about grain prices this time of year normally focuses on soil moisture, and temperatures.  This

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

This Modified Hummer Hybrid Will Go to the South Pole on Biofuel

by Jonathon Ramsey (AutoBlog) Zero South Has Been Planning This Trip For At Least Seven Years — One modified Hummer H1, traveling with another vehicle that looks like a modified Hummer H1,

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Three Brothers Plead Guilty to $145 Million Biofuels Fraud Scheme in Indiana

(Department of Justice)  Chad Ducey, 39, of Fishers, Indiana, pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and U.S. taxpayers by fraudulently selling biodiesel

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Local Biodiesel Use to Reach up to Four Million KL This Year

by Linda Yulisman (The Jakarta Post)  … Biodiesel consumption in Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, may reach between 3 million and 4 million kiloliters from the second quarter to the

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Harvester Banking on Ethanol Distillery

by John Anderson (Townsville Bulletin) Burdekin sugarcane harvesting contractor Michael Hodder has welcomed moves by the State Government to consider an ethanol mandate for Queensland. Mr Hodder, who plans to build

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: BBI Project Development Webinar Series: Part 2: Developing a Successful Plan and Attracting Investors to Your Biofuels Project — May 13, 2015

  WEBINAR:  BBI Project Development Webinar Series:  Part 2: Developing a Successful Plan and Attracting Investors to Your Biofuels Project — May 13, 2015

Join us for Part 2 in a series of webinars focused on how to develop a successful biofuel or bioenergy project. Part 2 will focus on how to develop and

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

California’s New Goal: 40% Lower Emissions by 2030

(SustainableBusiness.com)  … California will cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030, below 1990 levels, making it possible to reach the ultimate goal of 80% cuts by 2050, he says. These goals are the same

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Waste Grease

(National University of Singapore) A team of NUS researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has developed a set of environment-friendly techniques to produce biodiesel entirely from waste grease

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4 Minutes with… Len Rand, CEO, xF Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The Company produces a family of fuorate esters from biomass feedstock, including sugar, starch and cellulose, using a low cost thermo-chemical process. Uses include industrial

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Opens Comment Period on Carinata Oil GHG Analysis

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is accepting comments on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributed to the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Canola Growers Want Province to Push Biodiesel

by Jennifer Blair (Alberta Farmer Express)  Effort would create more demand and help with reductions in greenhouse gases — The new provincial government needs to walk the walk — not just

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Plains Sees U.S. Ethanol Retaining Export Advantage vs. Brazil

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Green Plains Inc sees U.S. ethanol retaining its export advantage versus Brazil in 2015 and into the beginning of 2016, even as exports from the United States have

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Cargill Acquires OPX Biotechnologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Moguls of Minneapolis pick up an advantaged route to key renewable chemicals. News has filtered out from Cargill that the agricultural giant has acquired

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Private Funds to Make Investments in Rural America

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of two new private funds, known as Rural Business Investment Companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural

April 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Parliament Votes to Approve EU Biofuels Cap, Provides Closure

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the cap on first-generation biofuels and provide a degree of closure to the long-debated measure. The

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Scania India Announces Order of 42 Buses at Busworld 2015

by Nabanita Singha Roy  (RushLane.com)    Scania Commercial Vehicles India is showcasing its ethanol engines at Busworld 2015 Expo between April 28 – 30.  The company also showcased its premium

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World-Herald Editorial: Ethanol Comes into Its Own

(Omaha World-Herald)  For years, Nebraskans wondered whether the state’s fledgling ethanol sector would amount to much. Now, the answer is in, as explained in a new report from University of

April 29, 2015 Read Full Article

How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food

by Mark Lynas (The New York Times)    … As we squatted in the muddy field, examining the lush green foliage and shiny purple fruits, he explained how, for the first time

April 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Supercomputer Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel Production

(Newswise/Argonne National Laboratory)  With access to supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, a research team from

April 29, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Michele Bremer, Technical and Executive Recruiter, Bremer Associates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … I recruit technical and executive talent for companies in biofuels, bio-based chemicals, and related industries. Clients range from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, with searches

April 29, 2015 Read Full Article

XTRM to Produce Residential Hemp and Cannabis Oil Extractor

(Yahoo! Finance/Extreme Biodiesel Inc.)  Extreme Biodiesel Inc. (XTRM) today (April 28, 2015) announced the company’s wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures is designing a plant and seed oil extractor. XTRM

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Biodiesel Plant Retrofitting Underway

by Scott Koperski  (Beatrice Daily Sun)  A massive retrofitting of the Duonix biodiesel plant in west Beatrice is underway and on schedule to put the plant into production later this

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Big Ox Energy Breaks Ground in South Sioux City

by Bret Hayworth (Sioux City Journal) … Big Ox Energy, a Denmark, Wis.-based firm, has begun construction on a $30 million plant that will take organic waste from industrial plants and

April 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Ventures Raise $1.262 Billion in Past 12 Months, up 3.2%

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  44 deals, 37 companies; deal count jumps 16% but deal size drops 17% Here’s the complete skinny on who got what.  In Florida, The Digest

April 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Blog: Smartphone App, on the Racetrack for Ethanol Education

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A small company is using out-of-the-box marketing to reach members of the public as well as spread the word about cavitation. I had previously

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Counterpoint: E15 Good for Car Owners and Environment

by Joel Hennen (Chicago Sun-Times)  … Unfortunately, I’ve heard a lot of misinformation during the debate about the Chicago Clean Air Choice Ordinance, which would free Chicago fuel retailers from the oil

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Kum & Go to Offer E15 at More than 65 Stores in 7 States

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Kum & Go has announced it will begin offering E15 as a fuel option. Over the next two years, the company plans to make

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Discovery of New Plant Switch Could Boost Crops, Biofuel Production

(Michigan State University)  A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis – the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Need Public Support to Compete: European Biodiesel Board

(Platts)  European Biodiesel Board Secretary General Raffaello Garofalo said Wednesday that the renewable fuels industry needs public support to compete properly in the road fuel sector. Garofalo described electric transportation

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Holden Drops E85 from Commodore

by Toby Hagon  (Drive.com.au)   Ethanol-based fuel touted as the next big thing has been quietly dropped from the Commodore range.  Holden has quietly dropped the ability for its top-selling Commodore

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Tribe to Convert Abandoned Ethanol Plant into Wood Pellet Production Facility

by Dave Flessner (Times Free Press) The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut wants to turn one of Tennessee’s biggest renewable energy failures into a business success with another type of renewable product

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Remembering a True Visionary: Novozymes Honors Guido Ghisolfi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The renewable energy industry was saddened on March 3 by the news of the death of Guido Ghisolfi, Vice Chairman of the Mossi & Ghisolfi

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Christian Delahouliere, Business Development and Quality Director, Raizen Trading Geneva Branch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Raizen is the world largest sugar cane processor. We produce 2 million tons of ethanol and consume more than 4 millions in our petrol stations.

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Indian Railways to Use Diesel Produced from Recycled Plastic

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In India, Indian Railways announced it wants to produce biodiesel for use in its trains using technology patented by the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. The

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative: New EPA Studies Regarding Ethanol Flawed

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA published two studies recently; defending its stance that ethanol increases toxic emissions. However, if you follow the same flawed formula, you get

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Downsize Bioenergy Risk while Approaching Scale: Partnering with ZeaChem’s Technology Institute

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For most investors, building a demonstration-scale facility in order to get, and validate, data for the last pre-commercial stages, is a necessary evil somewhere between diaper-changing

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

China Steel Green-Lights Commercial-Scale LanzaTech Advanced Biofuels Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Taiwan, China Steel Corporation announced formal Board approval of a $46M capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility. This follows the successful demonstration

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Economics of Bioenergy Policies: A Hands-On Modelling Course — June 20-22, 2015 — Ravello, Italy

  The Economics of Bioenergy Policies: A Hands-On Modelling Course —  June 20-22, 2015  —  Ravello, Italy

The course is partially based on the newly released text, The Economics of Biofuel Policies: Impacts on Price Volatility in Grain and Oilseed Markets, by Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

by Lynn Yarris (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Berkeley Lab Researchers Perform Solar-powered Green Chemistry with Captured CO2 — A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Neil Burns, CEO, P2 Science

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … P2 makes renewable specialty chemicals from vegetable feedstocks, using a proprietary form of ozonolysis, a chemical process. We are operating on the Kg scale using

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Poll: Over Six in 10 Voters Support the RFS

(Morning Consult)  Morning Consult conducted a national poll on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The survey of 2,047 registered voters took place from April 5-7, 2015. Results from

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

New VERBIO Plant for the Production of Biomethane from 100 Percent Straw Commissioned as Scheduled

(VERBIO)  New VERBIO plant for the production of biomethane from 100 percent straw commissioned as scheduled.  Jörg Vogelsänger, Minister in the government of the Federal State of Brandenburg, and Kerstin

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

15 Hot and Novel Low Carbon Fuel Technologies to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An effort is underway in the UK to classify, within the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, “novel low carbon fuels” made by companies such as LanzaTech,

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Introducing the New EnergyFactCheck

by Kyle McGuiness (American Council On Renewable Energy)  … Half of the electricity capacity added in the U.S. over the last 3 years came from renewable sources. Our energy portfolio –

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Highlights Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil Yields of 17-27% from Cellulosic Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, a new study released in the journal Energy & Fuels is providing the first, fully integrated assessment of common feedstocks from the

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Roger Kilburn, CEO, the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The IBioIC’€™s strategic focus is to support industrial membership, develop technical capabilities, support the development of bio-refineries and pilot facilities and provide a skilled workforce

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Research Project on Underutilised Oil Crops Kicks off: COSMOS – Camelina & Crambe Oil crops as Sources for Medium-chain Oils for Specialty Oleochemicals

(Bio-Based News)  On 24-26 March 2015, the eighteen partners involved in the EU funded research project COSMOS held their kick-off meeting in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Led by Wageningen UR Food

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

NASCAR and American Ethanol Celebrate Five Year Partnership

by Andy Eubank (HoosierAgToday)  For five years and more than seven million miles, American Ethanol and NASCAR have worked together to increase horsepower and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Surfing into a Greener Future

(University of California — San Diego)  World’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard produced by UC San Diego biology and chemistry students  —  UC San Diego’s efforts to produce innovative and sustainable

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Relocates Headquarters to Sacramento

(Propel Fuels)  Announces new management and directors, strategic focus and operating milestones.   Propel Fuels, California’s largest retailer of low-carbon liquid fuels, has announced it will move its headquarters from Redwood

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals; Part 2, Reportable Substances across the Manufacturing Process; Part 3, Call to Action

by Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. (Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group)  When I meet people from bioeconomy companies, I ask them about their products’ status under the Toxic Substances

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Local Elementary, High School Students Exhibit Algae Projects at Arizona State University

(Arizona State University)  Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus hosted the Night of the Open Door on Feb. 20, an occasion to highlight clubs and organizations that dedicate themselves to science.

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Keystone Farm Show — January 5-7, 2016 — York, PA

  Keystone Farm Show   —  January 5-7, 2016 — York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Engineered Softwood Could Transform Pulp, Paper and Biofuel Industries

by Krista Eastman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

AgEnergy USA, Perdue Farms Partner on Clean Bay Biogas Project

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) … Anaerobic digester developer AgEnergy USA and Perdue Farms, a major chicken processing company based in Salisbury,

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Prospects of Producing Bio-Diesel from Oil Palm Sludge to Be Explored

(The Hindu)  The prospects of extracting bio-diesel from the oil palm sludge will be explored at the proposed new oil

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Audi Produces Its First Batch Of E-Diesel

(TopSpeed.com)  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, carbon dioxide levels are at an 800,000-year high, but what if

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

The Catalyst That Refused To Die

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Sapphire Energy’s Bryn Davis

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine) In January of this year, after six months of plummeting oil prices, Sapphire Energy

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Alter RVO Process, Definition for Cellulosic Biofuel

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Jeff Flake, R, Ariz., has introduced legislation that aims to amend the renewable

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute Publish Paper Outlining Efficient Synthetic Biology Methods to Genetically Engineer Microalgae

(J. Craig Venter Institute)  Results have important implications in developing algae-based products such as biofuels and chemicals  —  Scientists from

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Exchange(tm) on Linkedin

The National Algae Association encourages you to participate in its Linkedin group, Algae Biomass Exchange. Recent Examples of needs and

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Moves Beyond Research to Commercialization

(SustainableBusiness.com)  … This crucial industry has the potential to address many of the challenges facing the world today – it can fuel vehicles and airplanes, recycle carbon, provide nutrition

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Editorial: Bright Future ahead for Local High School Student

(Deming Headlight)  Like other high school seniors, Sophia Sánchez-Maes of Mayfield High is weighing her options as she considers where

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientists Employ Algae as Biofuel, to Mop up Pollutants

By Chukwuma Muanya (The Guardian)  Scientists have expanded the frontiers in the use of micro-organisms such as bacteria and algae

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

How Scientists Are Engineering Algae To Fuel Your Car And Cure Cancer

By Jessica Dineen (Forbes)  … Once (UC San Diego’s California Center for Algae Biotechnology Director Steve) Mayfield’s lab created cancer-fighting human

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Parikshit Dhingra, Head – Public Affairs & Communications, Novozymes South Asia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Our job is to help the Governments understand the benefits a bio-based economy has (especially

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

World Bank PSLO’s Annual Energy Sector Program: Integrating Sustainable Energy in Global Development — May 4-7, 2015 — Washington, DC

  World Bank PSLO’s Annual Energy Sector Program:  Integrating Sustainable Energy in Global Development  —  May 4-7, 2015 — Washington, DC

​The Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Network invites you to mark your calendars for an annual joint program focusing on

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Sees Profit Where EPA and Industry See Cost

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments related to its review of three consolidated cases regarding the EPA’s

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Ending International Aviation’s $65 Billion Fuel Tax Exemption an Essential Step towards Decarbonisation

by Andrew Murphy (Transport & Environment (T&E)/GreenAirOnline)  … The airline industry predicts a massive increase in the use of alternative fuels, although

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

“Biomass Utilization: A Renewable, Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals” — April 28, 2015 — Breinigsville, PA

  “Biomass Utilization: A Renewable, Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals”  — April 28, 2015 — Breinigsville, PA

Chuck Coe, Department of Chemical Engineering, Villanova University will speak on “Biomass Utilization: A Renewable, Versatile Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals”

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ups Biofuels Presence at Policy Forum

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) increased its work

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

As EPA Finalizes Rule, Klobuchar, Grassley, Durbin, Thune, Franken, and Kirk Lead Bipartisan Group of 37 Senators in Calling for a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)) The Environmental Protection Agency is working to finalize the proposed rule on biofuels volume requirements

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

New Studies Link Earthquakes With Oil, Gas Drilling

by Miguel Bustillo adn Dan Molinski  (The Wall Street Journal)  Scientists say practice of wastewater injection has caused seismic activity

April 22, 2015 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Takes Biomass Sorghum to Commercial-Scale in Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Next-gen feedstock developer records 1000% year-on-year growth for its Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum hybrids in

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

4 minutes with… Dr Tushar Patil, Lead – Energy Crops R&D and Supply Chain, PRAJ Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Praj has the unique capability to design a bioethanol plant. be it fuel grade, beverage

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Smith Introduces Legislation to Increase Fuel Options for Consumers

(Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE))  Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced legislation today to broaden consumer fuel choice by expanding the existing

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel What Matters Campaign Drives Clean Transportation Choices

(North Carolina State University/NC Clean Energy Technology Center)  Focus of Air Quality Education Effort are Consumer and Commuter Options  — The

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company Announce Plans to Open 13 E85 Flex Fuel Stations in Southern California in 13 Months

(Business Wire/Pearson Fuels)  Pearson Fuels of San Diego, CA and G&M Oil Company of Huntington Beach, CA (held) a grand opening

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Driving Sustainable Agriculture through Improved Qualities in Eucalyptus and Poplar Trees

(Intreson/PR NewsWire)    Intrexon and FuturaGene Collaborate to Develop Unique Attributes and Agronomic Properties in Significant Plant Species Intrexon Corporation

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Sweetwater Energy Raises $10M; Begins Ramp-Up to First Commercial

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweetwater Energy announced it has closed on a $10 million bridge loan. The loan closed

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Truckers Sue to End Biodiesel Mandate

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Minnesota truckers and other interests sued Minnesota on Friday seeking to end the state’s requirement

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Develops Bio-Renewable Rubber to Reduce Carbon Footprint

(AZOCleanTech.com) With the ever-increasing emissions standards and push for sustainability solutions, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with Bill Levy, CEO, Pacific Ag

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … We are partnered with more than 600 growers across the country, will harvest more than

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes… Jeff Kelley, Director of Marketing, Airstream Innovations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (F)ully-automatic customizeable greenhouses maximize photosynthesis and use the physics of ventilation to optimize transpiration

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Trash-to-Biofuel Takes New Turn in Marion

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  No one has claimed that making biofuel out of garbage is as simple as tossing

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Navassa Ordinance Would Allow Biofuel Production

by Lynda Van Kuren (StarNews Online) The Navassa Town Council recently tabled a decision on a proposed ordinance that would allow biofuel

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Earth Day: 3 Big Reads for a Sustainable BioFuture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Three reports have arrived this week that help – especially in the corner of sustainability

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

The British Authorities Impose More Stringent Requirements for the Biofuel Use

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  In April 2015 the companies using biofuel set-ups will be obliged to prove that they use exclusively

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The Production of Biofuel as a Single Possible Way to Rescue of SE Ukrspirt

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  According to official statistics, in 2014 the production volumes and alcohol sales exceedingly declined, which posed the

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

An Economic Case for Ethanol

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Industry growth is likely to come as higher blends such as E15 and

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Outlook on the Global Renewable Fuels Markets — April 28, 2015

  WEBINAR:  Outlook on the Global Renewable Fuels Markets — April 28, 2015

Tuesday April 28, 2015 10:00 AM ET / 9:00 AM CT / 3:00 PM GMT Using its own intelligence and

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World Sugar Conference — October 28-29, 2015 — Bangkok, Thailand

  World Sugar Conference — October 28-29, 2015 — Bangkok, Thailand

Now into its 2nd successful year, World Sugar Conference 2015 has established itself as the preferred annual meeting point for

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BIT 5th Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology — November 6-8, 2015 — Qingdao, China

  BIT 5th Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology — November 6-8, 2015 — Qingdao, China

The main theme of WCMB 2015 is the Blue Biotechnology-Securing Our Future. The WCMB 2015 will bring together scientific leaders

April 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Summit 2015 Mary Rosenthal Memorial Student Travel Grants

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Foundation, ABO’s sister organization, is pleased to announce that it is offering $500 travel grants to

April 20, 2015 Read Full Article

4th USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 16-17, 2016 — Washington, DC

  4th USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 16-17, 2016 — Washington, DC

You can attend the largest celebration of STEM for FREE! On April 16-17, 2016, the 4th USA Science & Engineering

April 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — October 20-21, 2015 — Durban, South Africa

  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture  — October 20-21, 2015 — Durban, South Africa

Countries in Africa already face semi-arid conditions that make agriculture challenging and in fertile regions, dependence on traditional farming methods means

April 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Smart Plantation — June 18-19, 2015 — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  Smart Plantation —  June 18-19, 2015 —  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Farming the smart way is the way to stay ahead of game. To keep up with future demand, planters and

April 20, 2015 Read Full Article

From Food Waste to Fuel, CEAS Does Energy Sustainability Better

By: Ashley Duvelius (University of Cincinnati)  CEAS researchers take aim at reducing the United States’ annual 40 percent of food

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Analysis of State Report Shows E15 Could Save Iowans $50 Million Per Year

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  If Homegrown E15 Were More Widely Available, Iowa Consumers Could’ve Pocketed Millions In an analysis of

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientists a Step Closer to Developing Renewable Propane

(EurekAlert!/University of Manchester)  Researchers at The University of Manchester have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

“Repeal the RFS – All of It,” Koch Companies Writes to Senators

by Philip Ellender (Koch Companies Public Sector)  On behalf of Koch companies, I am writing to urge you to oppose S.

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

2015 Ethanol RINs Prices Rise to Three-Month High after EPA Announcement

by Jordan Godwin and Wes Swift (Platts)  Corn-based (D6) ethanol RINs for 2015 firmed up to their highest level in more

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Bill Would Hike Gas Tax to Pay for Roads

by  Keith Laing (The Hill)  A bipartisan group of House members has filed legislation to hike the federal gas tax

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Total La Mede Crude Refining to Cease: Update 3

(Argus) Total will cease crude refining at its loss-making 160,000 b/d La Mede refinery and convert it into a 500,000 t/yr

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Path Forward

by James H. Stock* (Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy)  America’s renewable fuels policy is at a crossroads. The Renewable

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Reshapes Its Biofuels Policy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jettisons indirect land use change for now, citing poor data visibility; caps food-crop biofuels to

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Carmakers Worry Higher Biofuel Mix Could Damage Engines

by Raras Cahyafitri and Linda Yulismann (The Jakarta Post) … “The usage of biodiesel is good. However, we are still worried

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Ron Rebenitsch, CEO, Bioenergy Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Bioenergy Fuels is a project developer, focused on development of biomass-to-liquid projects of mid-size scale

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Chris Brown, CEO, Environmental Proteomics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are biochemists/entrepreneurs making products for basic and applied research into methane production.   …

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol (ETOH): 2015 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2019

(Blackbird PR News/PR Newswire/ Research and Markets)  Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kksnzc/ethanol_etoh) has announced the addition of the “Ethanol (EtOH): 2015 World Market

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

R5 Bln Plant to Convert Canola into Diesel Halted by Laws

by Lutho Mtongana (BizNews.com)  PhytoEnergy International Holding AG said it will only proceed with a plan to build a 5 billion

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Industrial Production Falters as Oil Sector Weighs

by Eric Morath (The Wall Street Journal)  Quarterly decline is first since end of recession in 2009 — U.S. industrial output

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group/The Oil Price Information Network)  (The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with BRAG’s

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: PA Dishes out $3.2 Billion in Fossil Fuels Subsidies while State Faces $1.5 Billion Deficit

by Natasha Khan (PublicSource)   A new report out Tuesday says Pennsylvania provided more than $3.2 billion in subsidies to the

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Liberal Groups Aim to Register a Million Climate Voters

by Andrew Restuccia  (Politico)  A coalition of environmental, civil rights and progressive groups aims to register a million climate-conscious voters

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels: What’s Happened and Where Are We Going?

by Scott Chabina (Fierce Energy)  The transformation of Gen 1.0 to 1.5 and the reality of Gen 2.0.  Advanced, commercially

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Cascades Announces Major Investments in Biorefinery Project at Cabano Plant

(Cascades/PRNewswire) Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and manufacturing green packaging products and tissue

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

On Campuses, a Fossil-Fuel Divestment Movement

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post originally posted December 2013; includes 2015 updates)  A divestment movement is marching across U.S.

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Tobacco Plants May Boost Biofuel and Biorefining Industries

(Science Daily)  Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest raw materials.

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Lawmakers Ride-and-Drive on Biodiesel

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Lawmakers in Iowa got the chance to experience the power of biodiesel for themselves. The Iowa

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Top of Biofuels Class

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Training programs around the U.S. offer opportunities in the biofuels industry for part- and

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Setting The Table For The Big Score

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ ICM Inc./Urban Air Initiative)  The RFS is important and worthy of support, writes David

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: 2,000 People in East Kansas Employed in Biofuels

by Megan Hart (CJ Online) More than 2,000 people are employed in the biofuel industry in the Congressional district including Topeka,

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Representatives Tell Ethanol’s Story on Capitol Hill

(NebraskaCorn.org)  Ethanol advocates from across the nation came together in Washington, DC in late March as part of a “Biofuels

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Malloy’s Rhode Island Company Recognized for Use of Biodiesel

(vtdigger.org/TH Malloy and Sons)  Jim Malloy, of Plainfield, Vermont, is being recognized for his contributions to reducing the use of

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

US Navy’s 2015-2016 Solicitation for Biofuel Blends Now Posted

(Green Car Congress)  The US Defense Logistics Agency-Energy (DLA-Energy) has posted the Rocky Mountain/West Coast/Offshore (RMW) solicitation (SPE600-15-R-0711) on behalf

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Direct Conversion of Plant Biomass to Ethanol by Engineered Caldicellulosiruptor bescii

by Daehwan Chung, Minseok Cha, Adam M. Guss, and Janet Westpheling (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  The ever-increasing demand

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Rostock Project to Investigate Biodiesel for Stage IV Engines

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, a project at the University of Rostock is investigating the technical feasibility of

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…David Glass, principal, D. Glass Associates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … My technical training was in molecular biology, and throughout my career I’ve worked to promote

April 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

ARF Challenges Confirmed Candidates

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The America’s Renewable Future campaign is challenging the two confirmed Republican presidential candidates to take a

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Cellulosic Ethanol from Corn Fiber: First Generation Feedstock, Second Generation Fuel — April 30, 2015

  WEBINAR:  Cellulosic Ethanol from Corn Fiber: First Generation Feedstock, Second Generation Fuel  —  April 30, 2015

Cellulosic ethanol production isn’t happening in a vacuum. Corn-ethanol producers are already producing advanced biofuel alongside grain-based ethanol and other

April 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

What If the Water Can’t be Stopped? Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise — April 20, 2015 — Washington, DC

  What If the Water Can’t be Stopped?  Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise — April 20, 2015 — Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing during Earth Week examining the impacts of sea

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

High-Yield Hydrogen Production from Biomass by in vitro Metabolic Engineering: Mixed Sugars Coutilization and Kinetic Modeling

Joseph A. Rollin, Julia Martin del Campo, Suwan Myung, Fangfang Sun, Chun You, Allison Bakovic, Roberto Castro, Sanjeev K. Chandrayan,

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

(University of Texas at Austin)  Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Wisconsin Study Based on Shaky Foundation of Faulty Data and Conclusions

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  A recent study published in Environmental Research Letters by authors at the University of

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

FFV Fleet Can Serve as Bridge to More Efficient, E30-Burning Vehicles

(25 x ’25)  … The latest report, which is from experts at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), describes a

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA to Finalize 2014, 2015 and 2016 RFS Rules by November

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has posted a notice to its website announcing that the volume requirements

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Raises Possible Link between Gas Drilling and Radon Levels

by Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips  (StateImpactNPR.org)  Radon levels in buildings near unconventional natural gas development in Pennsylvania are higher

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going All out on Agrastructure and the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Tranforming Energy: Future of Fossil Energy in a Carbon Constrained World — April 30, 2015 — College Park, MD

  Tranforming Energy:  Future of Fossil Energy in a Carbon Constrained World   — April 30, 2015 — College Park, MD

Dr. Julio Friedmann, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Clean Coal and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy Abstract Fossil Fuels have

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Brian Sefton, Founder, Chief Scientist, President, Oakbio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Oakbio has developed highly versitile microbial platforms and processes for waste carbon conversion. We have

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

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