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Nth Power and Nth Plant: The Digest’s 2018 Guide to Process Scale-Up, or Not?
March 30, 2018 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) You probably knew him first as the VP for Biofuels at Chevron, and later the Program Manager for the DOE Biomass program. Paul Bryan’s a noted consultant on technology development and …

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to EnerSysNet Canada
December 22, 2017 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An early stage renewable energy company focused on commercializing patent-pending technologies to convert low-value forestry residuals to high value liquid hydrocarbons that are compatible with the existing petroleum infrastructure.
EnerSysNet Canada CEO …

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s Bioeconomy Feedstock Strategy
November 13, 2017 – 10:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You’d be forgiven if you mistook Ahb Subi Banr-Sbar for a well-placed official in the Iranian government — but, in fact, it’s a 9-project network to facilitate the development of regionally-based …

From Seed … to Sky: Delmarva Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project Summary Published
November 9, 2017 – 10:54 am | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has added a summary of the findings of its USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  New charts and graphs based …

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product
September 14, 2017 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy solicitation is best market for economic viability of project followed by advanced ethanol for Mid-Atlantic …

MYOB – The New Ethanol Mantra: Modularity, Yield, Octane, Bolt-Ons
June 19, 2017 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, the US ethanol industry is descending upon Minneapolis this week for the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshops, and the theme is efficiency, efficiency, efficiency.  You can feel the “get …

Advancing the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA and Feedstock R&D
May 25, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Former Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack put it best: “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. Investing …

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion
January 3, 2017 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a regional basis to maximize the economy of scale. There have been various attempts to gather …

Tiny Biodiesel Reactor 10 Liter/hr
November 7, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(IndiaMart/Advanced Biofuel Center)  While farmers are continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed, and fiber, the rising cost of fuel and power making most growers to explore opportunities to save energy. A variety …

Alliance BioEnergy Enters the Biofuel Industry To Meet the Needs of the U.S. Military
August 22, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy/Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce today that its patented CTS process will be used to demonstrate the viability of advanced Aviation Biofuel and Biodiesels for use in …

Euro 2016 Gets Biofuel Floodlights, Thanks to Joint Effort from Greentech Biofuels, Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro
June 24, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

(GreenTechBiofuels)  Greentech Biofuels, an Irish Company based in Kildare Ireland specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the …

Impact Bioenergy’s Microdigester Testing Waste at Seattle Brewery
June 6, 2016 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by  Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle this …

Bringing up Better Biofuel
May 6, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by  Rosalie Marion Bliss (US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …  Now, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have advanced a process to produce crude liquid fuel called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. The bio-oil is …

Bringing Up Biofuel
January 15, 2016 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Rosalie Bliss (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)   … U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have advanced a process to produce a crude liquid called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. The team is headed …

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian Opportunity
November 30, 2015 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer, system analysis and integration. We operate …

Horse Is Your Own Micro-Power Generator that Turns Waste into Biofuel and Fertilizer – Video
September 30, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(AutoEvolution) A report by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) has found that about one-third of all food produced worldwide gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. We’re …

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since …

Utah-Based Biodiesel Firm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
July 29, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Logan, Utah-based Argo Fuels announced it is launching an Idiegogo crowdfunding campaign July 21 to raise money for the purchase of feedstock and preparation for large-scale biodiesel production using its …

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour
July 29, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Aston University)  Pre-testing of waste materials using prototype Pyrofab technology was underway today ahead of a summer tour to evaluate sustainable sources of bioenergy from waste across north-west Europe. The Pyrofab is based on PyroformerTM …

The Catalyst That Refused To Die
April 24, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass hydrotreating on a single catalyst charge.  The undefeated champ hits 1200 hours before being retired …

New Versatile Process Efficiently Converts Biomass to Liquid Fuel
November 13, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Emil Venere (Purdue News)  Researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants.  The researchers at Purdue University filed a patent application …

XTRM Announces Mobile Cannabis/Hemp To Biodiesel Unit
February 7, 2014 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Baystreet.CA/AccessWire)  Extreme Biodiesel, Inc. (PINK:XTRM) today announced that the Company wholly owned subsidiary XTRM Cannabis Ventures has just completed assembly of its first Mobile Hemp To Biodiesel Production Unit. XTRM Cannabis Ventures will begin marketing and …

Battelle Develops Mobile Technology to Produce Bio-Oil
November 8, 2013 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Battelle/Biomass Magazine)  Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit …

Feds Launch CSU-Run Research into Tapping Forests for Liquid Fuel
November 8, 2013 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Bruce Finley (Denver Post)   The federal government is launching a $10 million, five-year project to tap overgrown and beetle-ravaged Western U.S. forests as a new source of non-oil liquid fuel that could power cars, …

Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast
October 25, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  “Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far the biobased fuel can go.
Coordinated by the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS), …

Turning Agriculture into Oil, Bio Oil, That Is
July 23, 2013 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service) The process dates to ancient Egypt. Now, it’s being studied here by the USDA as a way to fuel farms.  Pour a few handfuls of chopped- up corn stalks …

Tennessee State University to Demonstrate New Mobile Biodiesel Lab
July 18, 2013 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

(News Observer)  Researchers at Tennessee State University will demonstrate how to turn oilseed crops into biodiesel with a new mobile lab at the school’s Small Farm Expo.

After the expo, researchers will be taking the lab …

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of Advanced Biofuels to Come – Part II
March 26, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that are redefining our ideas about scale and cost.
… A barrier to long term deployment? The …

Seaweed-Based Ethanol Technology Gets Boost in Vietnam
January 15, 2013 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bio-Refinery Begins Operations Turning Co-Cropping into Fuels, Chemicals
Deep in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam a small bio-refinery is converting seaweed into protein, fuel-blendable alcohol, and a bacterial soil product. …

Central Carolina Community College: Sustainability as a Central Tenet
December 27, 2012 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

(SEED Center)  Sustainability has been a central tenet of Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) (NC) since the 1990s, and for the past five years, has been an institutional value in the college’s long-range plan. The …

UnNintendoed Consequences: Biofuels and the Feedstock Challenge
December 12, 2012 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been years of struggle to get cellulosic feedstock supply chains downfield.  Now, companies like Woodland Biofuels, Sweetwater Energy, Ceres, Delta BioRenewables and Commonwealth Agro-Energy are moving the chains.
…This week …

University of Kentucky Project Looks at Creating Biofuel on the Farm
November 28, 2012 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Tim Thornberry (Business Lexington) …Producing biofuels on the farm, however, is a bit different and is the focus of a relatively new project being led by the University of Kentucky.
Sue Nokes, professor and department …

Google Tests Biofuel Car
October 29, 2012 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Leader)  Google has been using Cool Planet Energy Systems’ biofuel blend to run a fleet vehicle at the search giant’s Mountain View, Calif. campus, according to the energy-tech startup.
…During the Google trial, a campus …

The Pine Beetle Problem: Making Renewable Energy Lemonade from Biomass Lemons
October 24, 2012 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by  Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  …Armed with a $200,000 U.S.D.A. two-year research grant, Fernando Resende will start work on a fast pyrolysis mobile reactor next year that could revolutionize how foresters and the timber industry …

Biodico and Navy Sign Renewable Fuel Agreement
October 19, 2012 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

(Biodico/PR NewsWire/Herald Online)  Today Biodico announced signing a new agreement with the U.S. Navy for the development and evaluation of advanced biofuels and bioenergy.  The goal is to jointly develop renewable fuel and energy technologies …

Energy Sorghum Demonstrates Potential During Dry Summer
September 24, 2012 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Dan Conable (Cato Analytics LLC/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Despite weather challenges and the learning curve for farmers unfamiliar with this energy sorghum, one of the first commercial-scale plantings of the crop in the northeastern U.S. has …

Company Promotes Sorghum for Ethanol Production
July 4, 2012 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Dan Modlin  (WKYUFM)  A firm based in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky is hoping more farmers raise sorghum to use in ethanol fuels production in the future. Southeast Biofuels has completed the first phase of a …

Energy Independence Day
July 4, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The entropy problem in feedstocks   In bioenergy, it’s the chief reason, for example, that otherwise perfectly acceptable fruit waste from citrus harvest is a difficult feedstock for energy production. The …

Sorghum Should Be in the Biofuel Crop Mix, Experts Say
June 25, 2012 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Science Daily/Purdue University)   Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and take advantage of existing agricultural infrastructure, a group of researchers led by …

New Kids on the Block: 12 hot bio-based technologies worth watching (Parts 1 and 2)
June 25, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Yet, even in an era where venture capital has been harder to come by (Why? See these 42 article links under the rubric, “The VC Model is Broken” ) — some great …

Mill, Baby, Mill
June 6, 2012 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In-field bioprocessing? Dramatically higher plant oil production? R&D breakthroughs offer new paths to victory for Millers vs Drillers.
If you haven’t been getting most of your information on the Renewable Fuel …

North Dakota Research Center Demos Methanol from Wood for Off-Grid Power
April 24, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(The Energy & Environmental Research Center/Biorefining Magazine)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has successfully developed and demonstrated a mobile, trailer-mounted biomass gasification technology that converts …

Improving Logistics of Biofuel Raw Materials
February 23, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/Michigan State University)  MSU research looks for ways to improve shipping of materials for biofuels
If the increased use of biomass to produce alternative fuels is to become a reality, more attention needs to be paid …

Solve for X: Mike Cheiky on Negative Carbon Liquid Fuels
February 15, 2012 – 8:57 am | No Comment

(Solve for X/CoolPlanet Energy Systems)  Solve for X is a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork.
The fact is that plants have a carbon-negative phase – a time during which they remove …

Update on a Mobile Indirect Biomass Liquefaction System
February 1, 2012 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by John P. Hurley (Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine/U.S. Department of Energy, Energy & Environmental Research Center)  Minnesota’s forestry operations produce 300,000 tons per year of wood waste that is not used in any existing or …

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division
January 20, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the production of Clean Energy & Power.
The company has entered negotiations for the purchase of multiple …

A New “OPEC” Energy Source: Biofuel from Brazilian Orange Peels
January 17, 2012 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Loreto Urbino  (AMÉRICAECONOMÍA/Worldcrunch)  A London-based project dubbed OPEC (Orange Peel Exploitation Company) aims to make biofuel from the waste from the more than 10 million tons of oranges that Brazil squeezes into juice each …

Wayne Keith Sets a New World Wood Gas Speed Record
December 28, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by David Bransby(Auburn University/Biofuels Digest)  We hear a lot about “drop-in” fuels these days. While this term typically means an infrastructure-compatible liquid transportation fuel, Wayne Keith has come up with his own version of a …

Boosting Biofuels for Sustainable Energy and Environment
December 28, 2011 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(European Commission CORDIS)  Europeans believe in a sustainable environment, and a way of ensuring its future is to promote and build energy resources based on residual biomass. Supporting this objective is the BIOBOOST (‘Biomass-based energy …

OnSite Energy Partners with MSU’s Freeway to Fuels Project
December 14, 2011 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by  Bryan Sims  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Having finished the first phase of exploring the feasibility of growing, harvesting and utilizing bioenergy crops last year on unconventional growing lands in Michigan, such as highway right-of-ways, vacant urban …

Company Takes Biodiesel From Field to Fryer to Fuel
August 29, 2011 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(Voice of America)  …  At Cork Street Tavern in Winchester, Virginia, kitchen manager Chris Bennett cooks his freshly-fried potato chips in canola oil from Shenandoah Agricultural Products, a small company just a few kilometers away.
… …

Streamlining a Community-Scale Solution
August 17, 2011 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …According to Greg Springer, president of Green Fuels America Inc., interest in community-scale biodiesel production is increasing all around the world. He attributes this to both high fuel prices and …

SynTerra Energy Eyes Ohio for New Biorefinery
August 4, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  After nearly five years of research and development, the work of Pacific Renewable Fuels and Chemicals, and Red Lion Bio-Energy, has turned into a new biorefining company: SynTerra Energy Inc. …

In Detail: The Wood Burning Beaver XR7
July 29, 2011 – 6:39 am | No Comment

by Brian Moody (Translogic)  …Although “Beaver” is a strange moniker for a car, Chip Beam has a good reason for naming his ride after the trunk-chewing critter; after all, the Beaver XR7 runs …

Greenhouse Packs A Power Punch
July 19, 2011 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Joan Melcher (BioCycle)  Closed loop system utilizes gasification, algae ponds and anaerobic digestion to convert wood waste to a variety of products, including biofuel, biogas and a soil amendment.
Michael Smith is supervising the first …

Ammonia-Powered Vehicles? GreenNH3 Says Yes.
May 12, 2011 – 8:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, GreenNH3 has developed the patent-pending GreenGas machine that makes anhydrous ammonia fuel for use in cars, trucks, and a wide range of other vehicle for just 50 cents a …

Homemade Biodiesel Can Save Drivers 75% on their Fuel Bill, According to One Colorado Company
May 10, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(PR Web)  “Biodiesel can be made at home for about $1.00 a gallon, significantly reducing customers’ diesel fuel bill,” states EZBiodiesel owner Guy Purcella.
“Biodiesel can be made at home for about $1.00 a gallon, significantly …

The Beginning of the End of the Ethanol Joke
May 3, 2011 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Paul Studebaker (Sustainable Planet)   …It’s too soon to talk about grain-based ethanol in the past tense, but maybe not by much. While ethanol has a place as a bio-based octane enhancer and consequently, as …

CSMCRI in Talks with Companies Regarding Jatropha Biodiese
April 29, 2011 – 7:40 am | No Comment

(  Bhavnagar based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute(CSMCRI), is likely to initiate talks with oil companies for manufacturing jatropha-based biofuel on a commercial scale.
“We have recently been granted the US patent …

OnSite Energy Unveils Gen2 Biodiesel Processor in Flint
April 13, 2011 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/OnSite Energy)  With rising diesel prices smashing farmer, municipality and trucker budgets, OnSite Energy of Flint, Michigan announces its second generation series of automated 40-400 gallon biodiesel processors as a solution.
“These processors are reliable, automated, and …

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Delivers Biodiesel System To Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
March 28, 2011 – 10:19 am | No Comment

(PR Log) Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel Processor sale, made by to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology to students.
Mississippi …

Microfuelers: Biofuels Companies Aim Big, by Thinking Small
March 28, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …NGOs in Africa have been touting for some time the use of ethanol cook stoves, to replace three-stone, wood based stoves that can trigger local deforestation and expose women and …

Google Ventures Backs CoolPlanetBiofuels
March 18, 2011 – 8:37 am | No Comment

(peHUB)  CoolPlanetBiofuels Gets Series B Funding from Google Ventures
Imagine a world where fuel doesn’t have to be pumped, dug out or extracted from the ground, and can be locally sourced. CoolPlanetBiofuels, located in Camarillo, Calif., …

Algae to Biofuel Plan on Eyre Peninsula
March 10, 2011 – 10:40 am | No Comment

(ABC News)  Farmers in South Australia could soon be producing biofuels on their properties to use in their machinery.
Environment engineer Stephen Bedford Clark is setting up an algae-to-biofuel processing plant at Darke Peak on Eyre …

Portable Ethanol Machine Studied as Way to Have Grand Rapids Community Fuel Depot
March 8, 2011 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Myron Kukla  (Grand Rapids Press/  Angel Gonzalez looks over a new portable ethanol machine designed for farm use and wonders if it could help families in his Belknap neighborhood make low-cost “community fuel.”
“It’s just …

S.S. Lootah to Introduce Compact Biodiesel Processor to UAE
February 22, 2011 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Zawya)  The UAE-based conglomerate S.S. Lootah Group will introduce biodiesel processor known as the Biobot to the UAE, in cooperation with UK- based Practical Energy Solutions. The compact processor is fitted with a unique feature that …

Kingdom Considers Producing Ethanol from Waste
January 12, 2011 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Querubin J. Minas  (The Saudi)   In line with the Saudi government’s initiative to diversify energy resources and promote clean environment at the same time, a US company is introducing an innovative, versatile biofuel …

Easy Energy Scores First Commercial Sale
December 9, 2010 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Minnesota-based modular ethanol production system manufacturer Easy Energy Systems Inc. recently finalized its first commercial sale and will soon begin building equipment for a 2 MMgy corn-based plant in Lake …

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels Feedstock Supply Chain Forum
December 1, 2010 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Animated discussion characterized the fourth day of the Infocast series on cellulosic biofuels.  Much is at stake.  The industry is so close to being able to find success.  If …

Sweetwater Delivering Sugar to Jet Fuel Customer
November 23, 2010 – 9:01 am | No Comment

(Sweetwater Energy)   Sweetwater has begun delivering concentrated sugar water from its expanded pilot system in Rochester, NY to sources developing bio-jet fuel. Production is ramping up over the next 3 months in preparation for major-scale deliveries beginning in 2011, utilizing Sweetwater’s …

Summary of Cellulosic Biofuels Summit Day 2: Taking Biofuels to the Next Level
November 21, 2010 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Technologies proven at the bench scale and biofuel feedstocks developed or identified are worthless until they come together at a successful biorefinery.  Getting there involves a series of choices: …

2010 Biomass to Fuels Summit Summarized: Waste Should Not Be Ignored
November 8, 2010 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Pete Davey (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Scientists, Engineers, Lawyers, Politicians and Businessmen/women alike descended upon Vancouver, WA for the 2010 Biomass Fuels Summit on October 12th. The summit’s first panel was introduced by the moderator John …

Biodiesel Catching on with Brazilian Underclass
October 25, 2010 – 9:53 am | No Comment

(Just Means)  The MIT’s IDEAS Competition challenges members of the MIT community to come up with good ideas that make a positive change in the world. One of this years’ winning teams is doing just …

Home Made Biodiesel is Cheap and Easy
October 12, 2010 – 7:18 am | No Comment

by William Surman (Farmers Guardian)  Buy a litre of diesel today and it will cost you £1.20, but do it yourself and it can cost you as little as 20 pence per litre. 

That was what visitors …

A Biorefinery Goes ‘Mod’ and Small
October 7, 2010 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Energy Empowers) 
Minnesota-based company sells small-scale, easy-to use biorefineries
Modular systems use feedstock scraps and wastepaper to fuel plant
Company estimates creating an additional 100 jobs in the next year to fulfill orders
 Imagine a biorefinery small enough to …

E-Fuel Introduces MicroFusion™ Reactor
September 22, 2010 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Disruptive technology makes possible to process all organic biomass into ethanol fuel.
E-Fuel is pleased to announce its latest innovation, the E-Fuel MicroFusion Reactor, a disruptive technology which empowers users to process all forms of …

Algae.Tec Off and Running
August 27, 2010 – 8:50 am | No Comment

by Greg Peel  (ninemsn)  …Algae.Tec is also in the process of an IPO. However at A$7.5m, Algae.Tec’s issue is hardly one that can be described as exploitative or prematurely opportunistic, and the company’s legally protected …

Making Biodiesel a Home Heating or Transportation Option
August 26, 2010 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Green Building Elements)  …For anybody interested in knowing about biodiesel, whether as a hobby or part of a cooperative effort, watching this video set is a great way to get started. But be prepared to …

Beet as a New Energy Crop
August 25, 2010 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

(The Bioenergy Site)  For the past two years, North Dakota State University Biofuels Economist, Cole Gufstafson, has been working in partnership with Green Vision Group and Heartland Renewable Energy (HRE) to create an energy beet for …

Biodiesel Industries Selected for Proposed Grant by the California Energy Commission
August 25, 2010 – 7:40 am | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Biodiesel Industries announced today the company’s selection by the California Energy Commission for a project grant to support the state’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. This Biofuel Production Plants grant provides funding …

Man Develops Machine That Turns Plastic Into Oil
August 23, 2010 – 8:15 am | No Comment

Akinori Ito of the Blest corporation in Japan had a simple idea. The premise was take plastic which is made from oil and turn it back in to oil. The following short explains the process …

Smart Plugs Fuels Innovation with Ethanol-Based Generator
August 18, 2010 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by By Ralph Bartholdt (Bonner County Daily Bee)  …Endorsed by California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, the E-FUEL MicroFueler like the one sitting in Mark Cherry’s shop near the Sandpoint airport is the first home ethanol refinery and …

Challenges in Scaling Up Biofuels Infrastructure
August 16, 2010 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Tom Richard (Pennsylvania State University/Science)  Rapid growth in demand for lignocellulosic bioenergy will require major changes in supply chain infrastructure. Even with densification and preprocessing, transport volumes by mid-century are likely to exceed the …

N-Viro International Corporation Provides Pennsylvania Mobile Facility Update
August 3, 2010 – 9:17 am | No Comment

(N-Viro)  N-Viro International Corporation, an environmental technology company that markets an alternative fuel manufacturing process and agricultural products, reported today on the status of the Company’s mobile N-Viro Fuel(TM) facility that will initially be placed …

N‐Viro International Corporation Receives N‐Viro Fuel Facility Permit Approval
July 12, 2010 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(N-Viro)  N-Viro International Corporation, an environmental technology company that markets an alternative fuel manufacturing process and agricultural products, announced today the Company has received all necessary permit approvals from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to …

Researchers Propose Movable Biofuel Center
July 9, 2010 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(UPI)  If agricultural waste can’t go to a biofuel processing center, then the processing center should go to the agricultural waste, U.S. researchers theorized.
Researchers at Purdue University propose creating mobile processing plants that would roam …

X PRIZE Foundation Reveals Expanded Vision for Future; Prize Groups Aim to Solve World’s Most Urgent Problems by Targeting Four Key Areas
April 19, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(XPrize Foundation, Marketwire)  …X PRIZE is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs, inspiring the formation of new industries, jobs and the revitalization of markets that are currently stalled. Through strategic …

ARIES Biodiesel System Delivered to Naval Base Ventura County
April 9, 2010 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

The first ARIES biodiesel production system has been delivered to Naval Base Ventura County. ARIES is the result of a collaborative effort by the U.S. Navy, Biodiesel Industries and Aerojet to produce a sustainable and …

Company Promotes In-Field Production of “Sorganol”
April 5, 2010 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  An Iowa inventor and entrepreneur is promoting a harvester he developed that can produce ethanol from sweet sorghum right in the field.
Lee McClune of Knoxville, Iowa invented the SORGANOL® Process (PatPend) …

Kentucky Awards a Combined $530,000 to Develop Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Technologies
March 15, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(MFRTech)  Two Kentucky companies have been awarded a combined $530,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund. The state program provides public funds to promising, early-stage Kentucky companies developing and commercializing alternative fuels …

Experts Push for Farm Change
February 19, 2010 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

“Our current industrial model of agriculture is only possible because of cheap fossil fuels,” said Francis Thicke, a candidate for Iowa secretary of Agriculture. “We’re nearing the end of our cheap fossil-fuel era.”
Laura Krouse, the …

World’s First Home-Scale Ethanol From Cellulose Processor Announced
February 10, 2010 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

Allard Research and Development, the world leader in small to medium-scale ethanol fuel production systems, announced today the world’s first small-scale ethanol fuel production system utilizing cellulose as the primary feedstock.
The new system, designed as …

Holland, Michigan, Company Develops Machine that Turns Abundant Crops into Ethanol for Farmers
February 10, 2010 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(FreshPlaza)  Entrepreneurs at eFarms LLC believe they have an answer for farmers with crop overproduction, high fuel costs and the need for quality animal feed.  The company is developing a “Renewable Fuel System,” which will …

Keeneland Races Ahead on the Green
February 10, 2010 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Campbell Wood (Business Lexington)   Horse farm managers across the Bluegrass have their eyes on Keeneland’s proposed bio-fuel project. … The problem being what to do daily with tons upon tons of muck, a mixture …

Watermelons Tapped for Ethanol
May 28, 2009 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

With their sweet, refreshing juices and succulent interior, watermelons are a favorite summertime treat, especially around July 4th. But now this Independence Day favorite could become even more of a patriotic commodity.  Agricultural Research Service …

‘Sweet’ Biofuels Research Goes Down On The Farm
September 30, 2007 – 3:11 pm | One Comment

(Science Daily)  Oklahoma State University’s sorghum-related biofuels research is taking a localized approach, with the aim of making possible the effective production of ethanol in the farmer’s own field.
Sweet sorghum can be grown throughout temperate …