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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Korean Bioethanol Advisory Team Visits Quad County Corn Processors in Galva
September 26, 2017 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

(Pilot Tribune)  Ten representatives from the Korean Bioethanol Advisory Team traveled to the United States from September 19–21 to learn more about Iowa’s corn and ethanol industries. 
As part of their two-day visit to the U.S., …

ARC Awards $1.5 Million to Support Biorefinery Center at ASC
June 19, 2017 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Appalachian Regional Commission recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to New York-based Alfred State College to support its Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center project, which aims to help …

Process Safety and Process Safety Management Boot Camp — July 11-14, 2017 — Kearney, NE
May 9, 2017 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Process Safety and Process Safety Management Boot Camp   —   July 11-14, 2017   —   Kearney, NE

This four-day boot camp will provide employees with a deeper understanding of Process Safety and Process Safety Management that goes beyond personal worker safety. Process Safety Management is intended to prevent severe damage to equipment …

RFA Earns 5th TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars
April 25, 2017 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for the fifth year in a row in recognition for a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety …

Bio-Diesel Pumping out Safe Energy
April 7, 2017 – 10:26 am | No Comment

(Sunday World)  From the remotest part of South Africa, in the town of Kuruman, Northern Cape, Kealeboga Hoti and her business team are producing environment friendly carbon-free biofuel.  —  Hoti, a biochemist, is the co-founder …

UC San Diego Extension’s Microbial Fermentation Workshop — August 16-18, 2017 — San Diego, CA
April 6, 2017 – 12:59 pm | No Comment
UC San Diego Extension’s Microbial Fermentation Workshop   —   August 16-18, 2017   —   San Diego, CA

Developed in partnership with UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, this 3-day workshop is designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor principles and bioprocess development. You will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge …

International Intensive Biogas Training — June 20-22, 2017 — Dundee, Scotland
March 29, 2017 – 11:38 am | No Comment
International Intensive Biogas Training   —   June 20-22, 2017   —   Dundee, Scotland

For the second time the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas) are delighted to welcome you for a 3-day long (June 19-21, 2017) in-depth Biogas …

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany — May 2-5, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany
March 29, 2017 – 11:32 am | No Comment
International Biogas Study Tour in Germany   —   May 2-5, 2017   —   Stuttgart, Germany

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with focus on various AD-plant concepts —  IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas offers a 4-day study tour starting in Stuttgart and ending in Stuttgart. This tour will lead you to several …

International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course — April 24-28, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany
March 29, 2017 – 11:28 am | No Comment
International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course —   April 24-28, 2017   —  Stuttgart, Germany

This 5-day intensive biogas training is designed to provide plant operators, decision makers and investors with profound specific operating and engineering knowledge. The anaerobic digestion course is conducted in English.
The registration brochure is now available.
Improved …

RFA Trains 200th Ethanol Industry Employee on FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Requirements
March 24, 2017 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Kelsey Quargnenti (Renewable Fuels Association)  This month the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) hit a major milestone with its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training program on Preventive Controls for Animal Food. During the latest course, …

International Biogas Operating & Engineering Course — September 12-16, 2016 — Stuttgart, Germany
July 21, 2016 – 5:07 pm | No Comment
International Biogas Operating & Engineering Course  —  September 12-16, 2016   —   Stuttgart, Germany

IBBK tailor made Biogas Training Improved concept – this years course will feature 2 blocks: Basics of the Biogas production and layout/calculation of YOUR plant based on the preconditions with the help of calculation tools.
Have intensive …

‘Fleet Footprint’ Event Hosted by Amerigreen Energy This Spring
June 22, 2016 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Amerigreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Amerigreen Energy, in conjunction with Clean Cities of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, hosted “The Fleet Footprint Event: Emissions Requirements and the New Energy Landscape,” in Morristown, New Jersey, this spring. The event presented an honest …

Workshop In Japan Aims To Dispel Myths On U.S. Ethanol GHGs
May 20, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its industry partners sought to dispel myths about U.S. ethanol and open the door for the renewable fuel in the Japanese market this week at a …

RFA Wins TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety
May 16, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  For the fourth time, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has won the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for hosting its series of ethanol safety seminars last year for first and emergency responders. …

March Madness Webinar Series: In Review, the 600+ slides, the BioChannel.TV Replay Schedule
April 15, 2016 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We’ll have more webinars over the coming weeks as we turn our attention to new pressing topics — but first of all, thank you to the 1300+ season pass holders …

E15 Today, High-Octane E25 Tomorrow
April 11, 2016 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  One of the things that makes the American Coalition for Ethanol unique is our work alongside retailers and gas station owners to increase sales of E15 …

University of Vermont Announces Online Bioenergy Professional Certificate Program Summer Session — June 15-August 3, 2016
April 8, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(University of Vermont)  A new era of clean BioEnergy solutions is beginning to emerge now. Clean sustainable Bioenergy such as Bio-Electricity and Biogas production from Dairy manure and Food Waste streams is becoming a well-known …

Immersive Algae Education Programs Growing in Popularity
December 21, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students of algal research, including it’s various applications and business models, have increasing opportunities to get quickly up to speed in many aspects of the rapidly developing, somewhat confounding, algae industry. New …

Nexant’s Global Petrochemical Industry Course — December 8-10, 2015 — Chicago, IL
November 23, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment
Nexant’s Global Petrochemical Industry Course  —   December 8-10, 2015   —   Chicago, IL

The success of Nexant’s Global Petrochemical Industry Course has spawned interest in a follow-up course to help understand the growing bio-renewable sector and how it is increasingly interacting with fossil hydrocarbon-based industry.
Course Objectives
This three-day course …

Understanding Advanced Biotechnology Commercialization, Parts 1, 2 and 3
September 30, 2015 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  … In an effort to better educate the advanced biotech community on the reality of commercialization, I have developed a video series that is a “deep dive” into the …

Novzymes Rolls out Ethanol Education Training Program
September 16, 2015 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new training tool called Novozymes Bioenergy University is available to the ethanol industry.
Novozymes created the online training program to address the educational needs of the diverse workforce in …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Standards Training — September 16-18, 2015 — Montefiascone (VT), Italy,
July 6, 2015 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Standards Training  —  September 16-18, 2015  —  Montefiascone (VT), Italy,

The RSB has created a state-of-the-art third-party accredited certification system to ensure the sustainable production of biomaterials and bio-based products. It covers the entire supply chain from biomass production to end user, and is applicable …

Education: Graduate Program Bioenergy Scholarships
March 2, 2015 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

This program offers scholarships for graduate professional courses in bioenergy – take a look at the bioenergy courses that are available, and envision how you could benefit from taking one of these graduate level, credit-bearing …

BETO Releases Process Integration and Carbon Efficiency Workshop Summary Report
December 18, 2014 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  On June 11–12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted a workshop in Lakewood, Colorado, to discuss research and development …

Elsevier Science Publishes “Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels” by Anju Dahiya (Editor)
December 4, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Elsevier)  Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels examines all current and emerging feedstocks and the advanced processes and technologies enabling the development of their end products, ranging from solid (wood energy, grass energy, and other biomass) to …

Lead Auditor Training Program March 17-19, 2014 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
February 14, 2014 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
Lead Auditor Training  Program   March 17-19, 2014   High Wycombe,  Buckinghamshire, UK

Join the “best performing scheme” out of the 13 EU-recognized voluntary certification schemes that WWF recently analyzed. A similar report by IUCN Netherlands concluded that RSB “covers more sustainability criteria, with greater detail, and with …

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) “Sustainable Biomaterials for Better Livelihoods” Workshop in Kuala Lumpur a Success
December 6, 2013 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has launched an initiative with the help of The Boeing Company to support small farmers in Southeast Asia by expanding their opportunities to grow feedstocks that produce …

New Online Tools to Help Petroleum Industry Grow with Biodiesel
October 23, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Web portal and newsletter to help petroleum professionals quickly access biodiesel information
Professionals in the petroleum supply chain will now have all the biodiesel information they need to grow their business at their …

New National Algae Association Algae Production Incubator in North Texas
October 17, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has announced the opening of a new Algae Production Incubator Program, located 30 miles south of Ft. Worth/ Dallas, on 17 acres with 5 available commercial buildings.
The …

International Bioenergy School October 21-25, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 13, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment
International Bioenergy School     October 21-25, 2013   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Two integrated courses combine to provide a comprehensive introduction to Bio-based Feedstocks, Supply Chains, Conversion Processes and market opportunities; for business people and non-engineers
Many models and forecasts for a low-carbon future energy mix propose a …

Next Generation Biomass Conversion Short Course and Tour November 11-12, 2013 Philadelphia, PA
September 13, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment
Next Generation Biomass Conversion Short Course and Tour        November 11-12, 2013     Philadelphia, PA

Efficient, effective biofuel conversion is the key to future growth of the bioenergy industry. To that end, you are invited to attend the “Business of Biomass – Next Generation Biofuel Conversion” short course on November …

Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products December 9-10, 2013 New York, NY
September 13, 2013 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products     December 9-10, 2013   New York, NY

The global interest in bio-based chemicals and products is developing at pace. Current research indicates that the green chemical industry market will reach $98.5 billion by 2020 (Pike research). This course provides an insight into …

Introduction to Bio Feedstocks and Conversion Pathways October 28, 2013 San Francisco, CA
September 13, 2013 – 3:52 pm | No Comment
Introduction to Bio Feedstocks and Conversion Pathways     October 28, 2013   San Francisco, CA

This one day course has been specially adapted for WBM USA, delivering a time-efficient snapshot of Green Power Academy’s 5 day International Bioenergy School. The course is ideal both for newcomers to the subject and …

Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products October 17-18, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 13, 2013 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
Understanding Bio-based Chemicals & Products    October 17-18, 2013   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The global interest in bio-based chemicals and products is developing at pace. Current research indicates that the green chemical industry market will reach $98.5 billion by 2020 (Pike research). This course provides an insight into …

Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana : Guyana on Path to Agro Fuel Revolution – as President Commissions Bioethanol Demonstration Plant G
August 27, 2013 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders.com)  Guyana’s first ever bioethanol demonstration plant was commissioned today at what was regarded the start of an agro fuel revolution in a country that is leaning aggressively towards a renewable energy pathway.
The plant located …

Fire Stations Work toward Better Training for Ethanol Fires
August 26, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Matt Groves (WREX)  … Fire departments from across the region trained in Kirkland Saturday afternoon for ethanol fires. Cars doused in ethanol were set fire to, then firefighters worked to put them out.

“Utilizing the correct …

Penn State Offers New Online Bioenergy Course: ABE 884 – Bioenergy Systems
August 21, 2013 – 11:21 am | No Comment
Penn State Offers New Online Bioenergy Course: ABE 884 – Bioenergy Systems

This fall semester, Penn State World Campus is offering the following online graduate course:  ABE 884 – Bioenergy Systems 
You are invited to register now for this advanced course in bioenergy principles and applications.  
The course examines …

RIN Academy August 26, 2013 Des Moines, IA
July 17, 2013 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
RIN Academy   August 26, 2013   Des Moines, IA

This year, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) annual conference in Des Moines, Iowa, will kick off with an opportunity to dig deeply into the confusing world of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) with a day-long …

Firefighters Train for Ethanol Blaze in Modesto
July 15, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Nan Austin (The Modesto Bee)  Firefighters got a crash course in battling ethanol blazes Friday and Saturday, thanks to the industry that makes the fuel and the railroads that move it.
The Renewable Fuels Association …

Rise in Alternative Fuels Prompts Launch of Training Network
June 27, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(AltEnergyMag.com)  Some of the nation’s top alternative fuel experts have joined forces to form the Alternative Fuel Training Network, launched this month on the new website AFVtraining.net.
Thanks to a surge in the rise of alternative …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training September 3-5, 2013 Madrid, Spain
June 15, 2013 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training    September 3-5, 2013    Madrid, Spain

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is an international multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and intergovernmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuels production and processing. Since 2006 …

Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Management: Creating Shared Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development May 6-10, 2013 Cape Town, South Africa
February 26, 2013 – 3:51 pm | No Comment
Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Management: Creating Shared Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development    May 6-10, 2013   Cape Town, South Africa

The essential course to prepare professionals to work in the expanding field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development and the law firm of Fasken Martineau are …

Momentum Builds after Second Annual Civic and Small-Xcale Biofuels Convening
January 12, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Biofuels Center received incredibly positive feedback from its 13 December 2012 event, Civic and Small-scale Biofuels Statewide: A Second Annual Convening of Civic, Production, and Agency Parties. The event, held …

Biodiesel Business Academy Releases 2013 Calendar of Events
December 19, 2012 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba  (Biodiesel Magazine)  India-based Biodiesel Business Academy presents its calendar of events and training programs scheduled in 2013 on nonfood oil-based biofuels. The training portfolio was developed specifically to focus on the needs …

Stoel Rives Publishes “The Law of Biorefineries and Advanced Biofuels”
November 5, 2012 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(Stoel Rives)  Businesses benefit by having informed decision makers. That is why Stoel Rives developed the award-winning Renewable + Law blog in 2007, together with a series of “Law of” guidebooks covering the gamut of renewable energy …

Visiting Farmers See Cattle/Ethanol Operation
October 31, 2012 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A group of 17 farmers from Canada, Honduras, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Swaziland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, US, Zambia, and Zimbabwe had the chance to visit a livestock operation …

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld
October 29, 2012 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Big algae news in the state of Arizona is the $15 million award by the Department of Energy to Arizona State University to establish a national algae science and …

Iowa Bioenergy Tour Huge Success
October 15, 2012 – 9:08 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The 4th Annual Biofuels: Science and Sustainability Tour took place recently hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). The three-day tour brought several Washington, D.C. policymakers and regulators to Iowa for a inside and …

Corporate Social Responsibility: Creating Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development November 5-9, 2012 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
September 24, 2012 – 11:48 am | No Comment
Corporate Social Responsibility: Creating Value through Collaborative Sustainable Development    November 5-9, 2012   Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The essential course to prepare professionals to work in the expanding field of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development 
McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development and the law firm of Fasken Martineau are …