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School of ExxonMobil: Algae Biofuel

(ExxonMobile)Discover the wonderful world of algae, along with a very inquisitive young scientist.  WATCH VIDEO

December 14, 2018 Read Full Article

BBE High School Visits CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty students from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) High School toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson this morning to learn about ethanol production. “School tours allow students a first-hand look at the ethanol production process and its role of advancing our local economy in addition to promoting our energy

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Springfield High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Eighteen students from Springfield High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn more about homegrown renewable energy production. During the tour, the students, from grades 10 to 12, learned about the various processes in ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which produces 59.5 million gallons a year. “By getting

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Milaca High School Tours Central Minnesota Renewables

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty students from Milaca High School toured the Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) plant today to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable chemicals.  The students, who are from Milaca’s FFA chapter, were briefed on the various processes of bio-based chemical production such as acetone and n-butanol. “It’s

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Benson High School Tours CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty students from Benson High School toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant today to get a better understanding of how clean homegrown renewable energy is produced. During the tour, the students learned about the different stages in ethanol production including incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation,

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Al-Corn Clean Fuel Support MN FFA

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Al-Corn Clean Fuel has been recognized by the Minnesota FFA Foundation for the company’s support of programing throughout southeast and southern Minnesota. The partnership between Al-Corn Clean Fuel and the Minnesota FFA Foundation allows for scholarship funds to assist 58 FFA chapters in select programs, including service projects.  READ MORE

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel Technology Program Visits Ethanol Plant

(Niagara Frontier Publications)  The Diesel Technology students in Wes Blidy’s class recently toured the Western New York Energy facility in Medina. The facility is the first ethanol plant in the northeast United States. They are a locally owned company with a mission of developing the full potential of Western New York’s renewable energy

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Announces Six Winners of the Young Algae Researcher Awards at the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Six student scientists were presented with this year’s Young Algae Researcher Awards for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2018 Algae Biomass Summit, held in The Woodlands, Texas Oct 14-17. The awards are presented at the annual conference to recognize  outstanding research projects by early-career scientists

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Red Rock Central High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seventeen students from Red Rock Central High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn about their local ethanol facility’s business practices and economic footprint. The students, who were 12th graders from the school’s Ag Business class, were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Sleepy Eye High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Associati0n)  Twenty-eight students from Sleepy Eye High School’s Natural Resources class toured Highwater Ethanol in Lamberton yesterday to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. During the tour, the students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at the plant as well as potential career opportunities

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Change in the Classroom: Climate Change Activities for Any Class (Parts 1-4)

(Climate Generation)  Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in science classes alone. This blog is number four of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Crappie Masters Team Brings in Youth Winner

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  For the second year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sponsored team in the Crappie Masters National Championship helped a young angler win a $1000 scholarship. This is also the second year that RFA has been co-title sponsor of the tournament trail that helps fuel knowledge of

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Marshall High School Tours ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-two students from Marshall High School toured the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant today to get a better understanding of renewable fuel production. The students, who were from the school’s automotive repair and maintenance class, learned of the various processes of ethanol production at the 50 million gallon-a-year

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Careers for a Changing Climate-Documentary

(Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy)  Preview a clip from Green Careers for a Changing Climate, a new documentary from Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy that introduces students to Green STEM Careers as a solution to climate change. Funding for this project was provided by: General Mills, Target, Xcel Energy Foundation,

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

“LabPats” “Lose Yourself” Video, Especially for Biologists, the iGEM Edition

LabPats (Carroll High School) Just some Syn. Bio nerds dropping some sick beats to the tune of Lose Yourself.  WATCH VIDEO   Editor’s note:  Insights gathered when working in a bio lab on a bacterial way to fight biofilm in biofuel storage tanks as part of the iGEM competition in collaboration

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Eliminating Biofilms in Biofuels: A Bacterial Approach

by Anna Bete, Yazmin Camacho, Jonah Carter, Jason Dong, Christopher Guptil, Max  Herrmann, Hayley Jesse, Peter Menart, Travis O’Leary, and Laura Polanka* (Carroll High School and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory)  With growing environmental concerns on the rise in recent years, more companies and individuals are becoming

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Agriculture Youth Benefit From GROWMARK Support

by Carrie Muehling (AgWired.com)  Illinois FFA State Officers including Treasurer Taylor Hartke helped to bring in the flags during a moving ceremony to open the GROWMARK Annual Meeting in Chicago. The Illinois FFA members joined FFA officers from Iowa and Wisconsin and 4-H youth from Ontario in marching in the 4-H

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy E3 to Build Innovation Center, Increase Access to Sustainable Energy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

(U.S. Department of Energy)  It powers nearly every aspect of our daily lives, but in low- to middle-income countries, more than one billion people live without electricity. The issue is particularly overwhelming in sub-Saharan Africa where, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development, 600 million people — an estimated 70

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article
    Youth Climate Kickoff   —   October 13, 2018   —   St. Paul, MN

Youth Climate Kickoff — October 13, 2018 — St. Paul, MN

Save the date for this year’s Youth Climate Kickoff on October 13, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Central High School in St. Paul. High school youth from across the state are invited to meet other youth, build leadership skills, and plan actions for the fall. Learn about the latest projects

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, NAAE Partner to Celebrate Ag, Biofuels Education

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sept. 20 is National Teach Ag Day, and Growth Energy is excited to partner with the National Association of Agriculture Educators to show our appreciation for all the ag teachers across the nation. This day is all about recognizing the importance of ag teachers in our schools and communities and

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Education Program Tweets Video on University of Idaho Biodiesel Firsts

(University of Idaho National Biodiesel Education Program)  The goals of the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program as originally established in Sec. 9004 of the Farm Security Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8104) were to stimulate biodiesel consumption and to stimulate the development of a biodiesel infrastructure. The information and outreach activities

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Camp Minnesota Tours Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty children from Farm Camp Minnesota visited the Guardian Energy ethanol plant in Janesville yesterday to learn about renewable energy production. Farm Camp Minnesota is an annual one day event held in three different areas of the state that offers children in grades three to six a fun

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

HAPPY WORLD BIOFUEL DAY! World Bio-Fuel Day 2018 Observed Globally

World Biofuel day to be observed on 10th August 2018 The World Bio-Fuel Day was observed across the world on August 10, 2018 with an aim to create awareness about non fossil-fuels (green fuels). The day highlights the importance of non-fossil fuels as alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlights the

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Horticulture Industry’s Age Problem Is Bigger than You Think

by Adrian Higgins (Washington Post) … And to state something so apparent it seems forgotten: Everyone needs plants. Plants feed us, oxygenate us, heal us, shade us and clothe us. Plants are the stuff of legal booze and illicit drugs, and, perhaps more obviously, they simply delight us. Despite this

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The EnergyPath toward Renewables

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) EnergyPath.  It’s like nothing else. Funded by a lawsuit settlement more than a decade ago, EnergyPath has become the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia from across the United States. Scholarships enable people with a wide range of interests

August 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New Mexico Natural History Museum Launches Online Game to Grow Algae for Biodiesel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In New Mexico, the state’s Museum of Natural History and Science has launched an online exhibition called Bio-AI that allows users to grow an algae crop—or fail and lose the crop—using an online game “Growing Green Goop” as a way to increase awareness about algae R&D in

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

GLTS Receives $160,000 Grant from Baker-Polito Administration for Clean Energy Program

(Greater Lawrence Technical School)  Superintendent John Lavoie is pleased to announce that Greater Lawrence Technical School received a $160,000 grant from the Baker-Polito Administration to implement a clean energy program as part of their STEAM curriculum. GLTS is just one of three schools statewide to receive the allocation from the Massachusetts Clean

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Teachers Learn about Renewable Energy Production

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Teachers from a Minnesota Department of Agriculture program that toured Guardian Energy today are looking at incorporating renewable energy production into their respective curricula. Twenty-one teachers from the department’s Minnesota Agriculture In The Classroom program took part in a 75-minute tour of Guardian Energy to get an overview

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition

(iGEM Foundation)  A pioneer in engineering biology.  —  The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition. iGEM’s main program is

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. These first ATEC graduates received their Associate Applied Science Degree in Controlled Environment

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The Local School Which Makes Its Own Biofuel

by Francis Witsenhuysen  (Northern Star) Learning how to turn sugar cane into biofuel in primary school is one thing, but running the school’s lawnmower with biofuel is quite another. Yesterday, Empire Vale Public School raised the bar in innovation and sustainability by taking out the Northern Rivers Green Innovation Awards primary

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Supporting the Algae Foundation Now Easier Than Ever With New AmazonSmile Link

(Algae Biomass Organization)  … The Algae Academy provided 48 Algae STEM Kits to middle school classes in California, Michigan, and Ohio last year.  In 2018, our goal is to provide 150 kits to middle and high school classrooms nationwide.  Each kit serves up to 150 students and is provided completely free

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

NCERC Hosts ‘Fueling Fun’ Workshop for Local Girl Scouts

(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  More than 50 Brownies, Juniors, and parents from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois learned about the benefits of biofuels, fermentation, and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the “Fueling Fun” biofuels workshop at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article
  Online Discussion: Partnerships, Innovations and Financing for Youth in Climate-Smart Agriculture   —   April 23-May 21   —   Online

Online Discussion: Partnerships, Innovations and Financing for Youth in Climate-Smart Agriculture — April 23-May 21 — Online

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) are organizing an online discussion on partnerships, innovations and financing opportunities available for young people in Africa to adopt CSA. The discussion will also highlight the role of mentorship, training

May 18, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Formed

(Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network)  The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network is a group of volunteers (based in in the African continent and , also Asia, USA and Europe)- linked across the world via an online platform to share findings and seek advice for their practical projects – that have a

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

POET Ethanol Plant Plans Monarch Project

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  POET Biorefining is establishing a Monarch Fueling Station at its plant near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The Monarch Fueling Station Project was established by Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) in partnership with the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium in December 2017. The monarch habitat will span half an acre and seeding is expected

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

St. James High School Visits Guardian Energy

(Minneapolis Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty seven students from St. James High School visited Guardian Energy in Janesville today to learn more about homegrown renewable energy.  The students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at the plant, which produces 130 million gallons of ethanol a year. “Ethanol is a

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Worthington High School Tours Heron Lake Bioenergy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Fifteen students from Worthington High School toured Heron Lake Bioenergy on May 1st to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. The students, all 12th graders from the school’s senior agriculture class, were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at Heron Lake Bioenergy, which produces

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Theresa May Opens the UK’s ‘First’ Biomass Training Facility at Further Education College

(Bioenergy Insight)  Biomass company LC Energy has partnered with Berkshire College of Agriculture and Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver the facility. The collaboration is an effort to address the nationwide skills shortage in the renewable energy sector. The opening of The Energy Centre at Berkshire College of Agriculture

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

EnergyPath Student Science Fair Applications Open DEADLINE: June 29, 2018

EnergyPath 2018 has something for everyone: Learn about renewable technologies, energy efficiency techniques and start or expand your career in the energy industry with a crash course in sustainable energy.  Following the EnergyPath Energy Camps July 23-25, an Expo, Conference and Science Fair on July 26. DeSales University, Gerald White Conference Center

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Engage North American Youth to Prevent, Recover and Recycle Food Loss and Waste DEADLINE: May 3, 2018

(Commission for Environmental Cooperation) The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to work in collaboration with youth organizations and government to empower and motivate youth (ages 5-23) to participate in reducing the quantities of food lost and wasted in their communities, schools and homes. This

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Central High School Visits Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty students from Central High School in Norwood Young America toured Winthrop’s Heartland Corn Products today to learn more about clean renewable Minnesota energy. During the tour, the students learned about the various processes in ethanol production at Heartland Corn Products, which produces 110 million gallons of ethanol

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Illinois Researchers Receive $1 Million to Study Bioenergy Crops

(Univeristy of Illinois)  The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the need for better-adapted and higher-yielding biomass cultivars ready to plug into the biofuel supply chain in the

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Siouxland Ethanol Educates Tomorrow’s Drivers

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Pam Miller, Board Chair and Director of Industry and Investor Relations for Siouxland Ethanol in Nebraska, recently visited a local fifth-grade classroom to educate the next generation of drivers about ethanol. Using the Renewable Fuels Association’s “Ethanol in the Classroom” curriculum as a guide, Miller says the students at Harney Elementary

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Mailings to Teachers Highlight a Political Fight Over Climate Change in the Classroom

by Katie Worth (Frontline/The Groundtruth Project)  Last spring, science teachers across the nation began receiving unsolicited packages containing classroom materials from a libertarian group that rejects the scientific consensus on climate change. This spring, some of the same teachers are opening packages containing very different materials: A book written by

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Medford High School Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-seven students from Medford High School visited Guardian Energy in Janesville yesterday to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy.  The students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at the plant, which produces 130 million gallons of ethanol a year. “We appreciate the

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article
  Youth Climate Justice Summit 2018   —   April 25, 2018   —   St. Paul, MN

Youth Climate Justice Summit 2018 — April 25, 2018 — St. Paul, MN

Join Climate Generation for a day at the capitol! This is a chance for youth to experience first-hand how to participate in government and policy.  Meet with Governor Dayton and our MN Senators and Representatives to talk about why you care about climate change and social justice. Join together with youth

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Youth Convening Minnesota

(Climate Generation) Youth Convening Minnesota (YCM) is an opportunity for high school youth to learn about climate change and gain the leadership skills needed to convene their local community on climate change and inspire solutions. YCM is a seven-month leadership opportunity beginning in November 2017 and culminating in spring of

February 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on RFA Educational Efforts — 2nd Year of Crappie Masters and New Ethanol in the Classroom

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.org)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is targeting boaters and future drivers in educational efforts for 2018 with the renewal of its co-title sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail, and the launch of an on-line Ethanol in the Classroom program.  In this edition of The Ethanol Report

January 30, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Develops ‘Ethanol in the Classroom’ Program

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association has developed a new on-line educational program designed to help tomorrow’s consumers get to know ethanol. The new “Ethanol in the Classroom” course provides a fun and interactive way for students to learn about the renewable fuel. The e-Learning program is broken down

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Turning Prawns into Plastic: Schoolgirl Angelina Arora Fights Science Stereotypes

by Liam Mannix (Sydney Morning Herald)  Angelina Arora was sitting in her local fish and chip shop looking at all the discarded fish waste. Piles of crab shells, prawn tails and fish heads. Kilos and kilos of it, all destined for the bin. There had to be a better way, the 15-year-old budding young

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Heartland Corn Products Host Sibley East High School

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-nine students from Sibley East High School in Arlington toured Winthrop’s Heartland Corn Products on Nov 14 to gain a better appreciation and understanding on local renewable fuel production. The high school students, from grades 9 to 12, learned about incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage,

November 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

School District Achieves 20-Year Milestone with Biodiesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, N.J., this month celebrates the 20-year anniversary of its transition to cleaner-burning biodiesel in its school bus fleet. Medford is the nation’s longest continuous user of biodiesel in a student transportation fleet. The school district’s use of biodiesel has eliminated more than

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

HTF – Siouxland Ethanol Tour

by Jacob Heller (KMEG14/Siouxland News)  … A group of students from a South Sioux City elementary got a chance to learn how ethanol is made this week, by taking a tour of Siouxland Ethanol, outside of Jackson, NE. “These are farmers that grow corn just around this area, about 50 miles

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Explaining the value for high school students of a visit to a working biorefinery, Morris Area High School teacher Dylan Viss said, “Allowing my students to go on this tour enabled them to see and experience real-life, practical applications of the science and chemical processes highlighted in

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Morris Area High School Toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC)

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five students from Morris Area High School toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant today to get a better understanding of homegrown renewable fuel production. The students, from grades nine to 12, toured the various stages and processes of ethanol production at CVEC, which produces 50 million

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Volunteers Needed for Maryland Science Bowl Competition on Jan. 13

(Montgomery College)  Montgomery College will again host the Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition for 2018 on Jan. 13 at the Rockville Campus. The winner of this regional competition advances to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.  Without the help of volunteers, science bowl competitions could not thrive. Accordingly,

November 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Cancelled for 2017-2018 School Year; Replaced by “Invite a Bioenergy Expert” Webinar Series

(U.S. Department of Energy)  … The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has experienced an overwhelming response to the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge. It has been exciting to see the topics that students have addressed and the creativity teams have shown in communicating and sharing their ideas with their social networks. We extend

October 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

RTR High School Tours ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   Twelve students from Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) High School visited the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant on Sept 29 to learn about renewable energy production. The students, comprising of 10th to 12th graders, toured the various production process areas at ADM Corn Processing, which included ethanol production, the facility’s fructose

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

The Tantrum That Saved The World: Carbon Neutral Kids’ Book–Kickstart Campaign

(World Saving Books)  Written in entertaining language kids can understand, this book explains climate change to kids and empowers them to act. … We looked for a kids’ book to help us discuss the issue of climate change and discovered… there wasn’t one. We realized we’d have to make one ourselves.  So we

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Highwater Ethanol Hosts Wabasso High School

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Sixteen students from Wabasso High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn more about home-grown renewable energy production. During the tour, the students learned about the various processes in ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which produces 59.5 million gallons a year. “We regularly host high school students at

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Minnesota Biodiesel Essay Scholarship Winners Announced

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  First- and second-place winners have been announced for the 2017 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship, sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and administered by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. Kaci Gwilt of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, is the contest’s first-place winner. Gwilt,

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

RTR High School Tours ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twelve students from Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) High School visited the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant on Sept 29 to learn about renewable energy production. The students, comprising of 10th to 12th graders, toured the various production process areas at ADM Corn Processing, which included ethanol production, the facility’s fructose

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Red Rock Central High School Visits Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Eleven students from Red Rock Central High School traveled across town on Sept 15 to visit Highwater Ethanol to learn about renewable energy production.  The students, from grades 9 to 12, toured Highwater Ethanol’s administrative office, water treatment process, incoming grain grading and handling, ethanol loadout, ethanol

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The ‘Cool’ Fuel

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Multiple trade groups and ethanol companies offer internships, contests and events to get young people interested in biofuels. The next generation is drawn to ethanol’s environmental and economic benefits.  —  … The recent addition of a young millenial to NCERC’s staff at Southern Illinois University

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Korean Students Learn to Make Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Fourth graders in Seoul, South Korea, have been learning how to make biodiesel at a bio-energy farm run by the Gangdong-gu office in Eastern Seoul, according to the Korea Times. The workshop on renewable energy saw students from Seoul Hansan Elementary School taking turns to stir canola oil mixed

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

YES! Fall Summits

(Climate Generation)  This fall, we’re partnering again with a youth program in greater Minnesota, YES!(Youth Energy Summit). We’re providing the climate change connection at their Fall Summits to help inform the projects students will be working on throughout the year. These events, held at St. John’s University and Laurentian Environmental Learning

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Staff, Member Plant Help Educate Youth on Biofuel

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol staff and member plant, Siouxland Ethanol LLC, are partnering with the Northeast Nebraska Corn Growers in their effort to create and increase opportunities for Nebraska corn growers through advocacy, education, partnerships, and leadership development by participating in an ag youth literacy

August 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Local Biodiesel Fuels Elon Buses; ABSS’ May Be Next

by Jessica Williams (The Times News)  ‘The biodiesel that they’re using now is hyperlocal. That’s a very important word. Aramark, Biscuitville, Lowes Foods — you can see it in their marketing. They want to bring everything back to the local economy. It’s a trend that I do not see going

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Farm Camp Minnesota Tours Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Thirty-one children from Farm Camp Minnesota visited Guardian Energy in Janesville yesterday to get a closer look at homegrown renewable energy production. Farm Camp Minnesota is an annual program that hosts one-day events in three different areas of the state. Sponsored by farmers and agribusinesses, the events are

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Foundation Publishes Coloring Activity Book, “Fuel Your Future”

(Renewable Fuels Foundation)  Get your crayons out! Teach your children or students about the benefits of Ethanol through the RFA’s first ever coloring and activity book! “Fuel Your Future” was designed for the next generation of budding scientists. The coloring book is filled with fun facts about how renewable energy can

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Small Scale, Self-Contained–Key Concepts at EnergyPath 2017

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “The goal of EnergyPath is to increase in knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.”  Every region, if not every state, should follow Pennsylvania’s Sustainable Energy Fund’s lead on this event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

A Total of 15 Young Men and Women Will Work alongside Technicians at the Stadium

(The Nassau Guardian)  With a reputation for catering to outdoor events of all types and sizes, Bahamas Waste’s involvement in this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) should come as no surprise. As a sponsor of the CYG Bahamas 2017, Bahamas Waste provided about $40,000 in equipment, ranging from portable restroom

July 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

High Gas Prices? No Problem for This Biofuel-Making Destrehan Teen

by Barry Guillot  (Times-Picayune)  … Dillon Deshotel doesn’t worry about gas prices. Deshotel, a recent Destrehan High graduate, makes his own biodiesel at home. For him, fluctuating gas prices are irrelevant. His fuel is always less than a dollar a gallon. “It isn’t very hard to make at all with the

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Syngenta and Growth Energy Partner to Promote E15 Fuel at American Ethanol E15 250 Race

(Syngenta/AgriMarketing)  Syngenta and Growth Energy are once again working with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value of E15 at the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. The race, which will be held on June 24, 2017, marks the fifth year of this partnership. Established by Growth

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New London-Spicer High School Visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirteen students from New London-Spicer High School visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson yesterday to learn about ethanol production. “We were pleased to welcome New London-Spicer High School to our facility to learn about Minnesota-produced renewable energy. Tours like this are an opportunity for students

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Teachers and Parents: Are You Teaching Climate Change?

by Amy Harmon (The New York Times)  Last week I wrote about a teacher, James Sutter, who is teaching the basics of climate change — the planet is warming and humans are primarily responsible — in a Ohio high school where many students are raised to believe it is bunk.

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Pools and Fluxes: Modeling the Carbon Cycle

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  We see that most students are not able to explain how biofuels vs fossil fuels influence atmospheric CO2, but these modeling activities can help build the systems thinking skills to do this.  This activity helps students visualize and model a commonly published diagram of global

June 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

McLean AAUW Honors Student for STEM Research

(Inside NOVA)  The McLean Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded Rose Rasty, a junior at George C. Marshall High School, the 2017 STEM Excellence Award at the AAUW Branch Annual Dinner, held May 25 at River Bend Country Club. The award recognized the work done

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Worthington High School Visits Heron Lake BioEnergy

(Minnesota Bi0-Fuels Association)  Eleven students from Worthington High School visited Heron Lake Bioenergy on May 30 to learn about ethanol production. The students, all 12th graders, were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at Heron Lake Bioenergy, which produces 63 million gallons of ethanol a year. “It’s important

June 1, 2017 Read Full Article

UW–Madison Partners with Bonduel School District on Innovative Science Education

by Leslie Shown (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  If science classes at Bonduel Middle School had a rallying cry it would be, “Don’t expect to find the answers in the book!” And Lisa Sorlie, enthusiastic advocate of innovative classroom science, would definitely be holding the megaphone. “Too often, classroom science has

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Science Coaches: The Application for the 2017-18 School Year Is Now Open

(American Chemical Society)  Science Coaches is a joint American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States. The program pairs chemists (coaches) with AACT teacher members in elementary, middle, and high schools. Coaches accepted

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winner Is… “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae”!

(U.S. Department of Energy)The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the winner of the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge on May 4 during a special awards ceremony. The winning infographic, titled “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae,” was created by two students from Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois. BETO is excited

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

STEM In Schools Reach New Level with DNA Sequencing Brought to 7th Graders

by Helena Kennedy (Nuu Digest) In New York, 12 and 13 year olds get to try their hand at DNA sequencing during science class for the first time thanks to startup PlayDNA. PlayDNA is working with a curriculum expert to ensure teachers don’t need to be a genetics expert to help

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Research Takes Off For International Space Station

by Wayne Hicks (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Experiments bear repeating, especially when they explode on their way to the International Space Station. Almost two years ago, on June 28, 2015, the rocket carrying experiments from Chatfield High School to the orbiting station disintegrated 139 seconds into its flight. That could

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Central High School Tours Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-six students from Central High School in Norwood Young America visited Heartland Corn Products today to learn more about renewable energy production. The students, from grades nine to 12, toured the various processes of ethanol production at the 108 million gallon-a-year facility. This is the second time

May 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Publishes Educational Resources: Bioenergy in the Classroom including Coloring Book

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Department of Energy’s Education and Workforce Development resources include: CLASSROOM RESOURCES Lesson Plans Search through the Education Toolbox to find lesson plans and lab activities for use in your classroom. Filter by subject, grade level, and energy literacy principle. Coloring and Activity Book The Coloring

April 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Minneota High School Visits ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-one students from Minneota High School visited the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant here on April 19 to learn more on how Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced. The students, from grades nine to 12, toured the various production process areas at ADM Corn Processing. Apart from ethanol

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Children Helping UAE Biofuels Industry

(Biofuels International)   Children in the UAE have been recycling cooking oil to make biofuels as part of a new initiative. The programme was set up by the Blue waste management company in Dubai, and involves pupils of all ages, from kindergarten to teenagers. According to the National UAE, Delhi Private

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article
  5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo   —   April 7-8, 2018   —   Washington, DC

5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo — April 7-8, 2018 — Washington, DC

Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational Festival in the world. The USA Science & Engineering Festival serves as an open forum to showcase all facets of

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

St Peter High School Visits Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Thirty-two high school students toured Guardian Energy’s ethanol plant today to get a closer look at how renewable energy is produced. The students, from St Peter High School, toured the various processes of ethanol production at Guardian Energy, which produces 120 million gallons of ethanol a year. “We

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Blue Sky Science: Could the Biofuel Cycle Be Made More Efficient?

(Wisconsin State Journal/Morgridge Institute for Research) Q: Could the biofuel cycle be made more efficient?   — Nikita Agrawal, 11, Skinner West Elementary, Chicago A: The production of biofuels starts by growing plants out in a field or forest. All of the biomass represented in those plants essentially comes through photosynthesis.

April 11, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Glencoe Silver Lake Students Tour Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota BioFuels Association)  Eight students from Glencoe Silver Lake High School toured Heartland Corn Products today to understand how clean renewable Minnesota energy is produced. The students, from grades 10 to 12, toured the various process of ethanol production at Heartland Corn Products, which produces 100 million gallons of ethanol

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Gets Graphic with New Illustrated Guide to the Subject

(University of Manchester)  A new graphic novel which addresses the big questions around bioenergy and climate change is being launched by The University of Manchester ahead of a major conference this week. In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims

March 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Education Internships at Idaho National Laboratory

(Idaho National Laboratory)  As a Department of Energy facility, INL offers a diverse number of paid internship positions to high school, undergraduate and graduate level students. These internship opportunities enable students to collaborate with experienced scientists and engineers in order to develop innovative solutions to challenging, real-world projects. Graduate internships

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard in the Hallway at ABLC–Science from Scientists, a Teacher Resource

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It’s the personal connections you make at conferences that provide that added value that webinars and online learning just can’t beat.  That’s how I found out about Science from Scientists, an educational nonprofit that puts scientists into classrooms in a structured program. A critical

March 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

A First-Hand Report: Competing in MIT’S THINK Science Competition

by Erika Tan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Let me introduce myself – my name is Erika Tan, and I’m a current sophomore attending Freehold High School in New Jersey. If someone had told me at the beginning of this year that I would be writing an article for a nonprofit biofuel

February 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program —

(Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites )  Starting with the summer of 2017, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2), will be establishing a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site designed to provide undergraduate students a chance to participate in industry-directed fundamental research opportunities in the fields of bioplastics and

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Student Scientist Uses Algae to Filter out Lead Contaminated Water

A senior at Tucson, Arizona’s Immaculate Heart High School, Amanda Minke’s goal is to find ways to create clean lead-free water for small rural communities around the world. For the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition she developed a device which removes lead-contamination in water by utilizing algae, called the Wet

February 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Contest Winners from Waukee and Treynor Focus on Benefits of E15 and Biodiesel

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) “Fuel the Future” High School Video Contest gives students a chance to grow their expertise in the fuel and technology of a new generation. This year, Jacob Roush and Dylan Smith of Waukee combined both their tech savvy and renewable

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’

by Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times)  … Here in north-central Kansas, America’s breadbasket and conservative heartland, the economic realities of agriculture make climate change a critical business issue. At the same time, politics and social pressure make frank discussion complicated. This is wheat country, and Donald J. Trump country, and

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore energy beet project proved to attract many visitors and a bit of buzz at the Keystone Farm Show, “The Farm Show for Farmers,” in York, Pennsylvania from January

January 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article
  4-H Renewable Energy Camp   —   July 24-28, 2017   —   East Lansing, MI

4-H Renewable Energy Camp — July 24-28, 2017 — East Lansing, MI

Explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy and what it means to your family, Michigan and the world! Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp is a five-day exploration camp held at Michigan State University for youth ages 13-19. Campers will explore ideas,

January 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Youth Explore Biofuel as Renewable Energy

(Michigan State University Extension)  Youth can explore biofuel at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.  —  …You can help youth explore biofuels by guiding them through an activity that shows how organic materials can be converted to fuel. Cellulose and sugars in plants when combined with

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Chicago School Growing Future Ag Careers

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  The American Seed Trade Association Future Seed Executives (FuSE) had the opportunity to hear about an agricultural high school right in Chicago that is growing the next generation for the industry. The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) is located just about a half hour

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Leon Walls Takes GLBRC on Mission to Transform Science Education

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenegy Research Center)  on Walls knows, loves, and wants to transform the science classroom. An associate professor of elementary science education at the University of Vermont (UVM), Walls is working to change the way we teach science, both by studying the experiences of young science students

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Classroom Activity–Data Dive: Farming for Beetles, Bees and Biomass

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  What effect does growing millions of acres of corn have on the plants and insects living in agricultural landscapes? Can we balance biomass production and biodiversity by using a variety of bioenergy crops? In this “data dive” students analyze data on the biodiversity of plants

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Research Brief: Students’ Understanding of the Carbon Cycle and Global Climate Change

by Craig Kohn, Joyce Parker and Andy Anderson (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Global climate change is a serious problem that requires the involvement of a scientifically literate public to solve. But what does the public understand about this complex issue and its relationship to the combustion of fossil fuels? We

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Classroom Activity: Analyzing Fuel Carbon Footprints: Gasoline, Ethanol, and Electricity

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Burning gasoline, a fossil fuel, in cars produces the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide contributes to global climate change. We have several options besides gasoline for powering our cars – electricity and biofuels like ethanol. In this data dive, students interpret and analyze data

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Sleepy Eye High School Toured Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-three students from Sleepy Eye High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to get a closer look at clean renewable energy production. During the tour, the students learned about the various processes of ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which delivered 59.42 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. “The

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Minnesota Student #Biodiesel Contest Adds Video

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Scholarship contest offers high school seniors awards to help with college. Now in the eighth year of the program, students may submit a short video of three minutes or less or a brief essay of 1,000 words or less about biodiesel

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

White House Hosts the First-Ever Meeting of Kid Science Advisors

(White House)  Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John Holdren is meeting with 11 students who will share their ideas for science and STEM education.  —  … At the 2016 White House Science Fair, 9-year-old presenter Jacob Leggette asked President Obama if he had a Kid Science Advisor.

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

NRHEG High School Students Visit Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five students from NRHEG (New Richland, Hartland, Ellendale, Geneva) High School visited Guardian Energy yesterday to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. The students, from the seventh and eight grade, toured the various processes of ethanol production at Guardian Energy’s 130-million gallon a year

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School Visits Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-one high school students from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) High School visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant today to get a better understanding of how clean homegrown renewable energy is produced. The students, which included three exchange students from an agricultural high school in Norway, toured the various process

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

SciTech Now: Renewable Cellulosic Ethanol

(Detroit Public TV)  Innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  High school student Tavis Reed and DuPont’s innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  WATCH VIDEO

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Ag Field Days Are Always about Learning–We Were So Sure, Then We Found We Were Wrong!

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The purpose of Ag Field Days, education, goes both ways.  Those doing demonstrations and exhibits often learn just as much from those attending the events. True again at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore/University of Maryland Extension 1890 Program/US Department of Agriculture Ag Field

October 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

BioenergizeME 2017 Infographic Challenge Kicks Off DEADLINE: February 3, 2017

(Department of Energy)  Mark your calendars: the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge kicks off tomorrow (September 30, 2016)! Give your 9th–12th grade students an opportunity to learn about topics in biofuel and bioenergy and to share their knowledge through infographics. Registration opens Sept. 30, 2016, and continues through Feb. 3, 2017. Read

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Energypath 2016: This Is What I Am Talking about! Penn State University Delivered a Complete Multifaceted Week about Renewable Energy and Biofuels

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* and Joanne Ivancic** (Advanced Biofuels USA) After Dan Quadros’ oft-repeated criticism about biofuels education and the big gap between research and the job market, he was pleased to experience the best example of how to bring them closer together, demonstrated by the Sustainable Energy Fund organizing,

September 13, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Field to Fuel Video Contest

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) The Nebraska Ethanol Board presents the third annual Field to Fuel video contest, which encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of American Ethanol. With a focus on informing the public about renewable fuels, students are asked to research, film and edit a two-minute video for

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

White House, EPA Honor Environmental Educators and Student Award Winners

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, recognized 18 teachers and 63 students from across the country for their outstanding contributions to environmental education and stewardship.  These 2015 winners and honorable mentions for the annual President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA)

August 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry

This annual green chemistry award sponsors the participation of students—from high school through graduate school—to attend an American Chemical Society (ACS) technical meeting, conference, or training program, having a significant green chemistry or sustainability component. Established in 2009 through the Ciba Green Chemistry Student Endowment, this award is intended to

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

AMERIgreen Energy Lets Students Find #Energy Solutions

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Students of all ages were able to voice their ideas on America’s energy future in AMERIgreen Energy’s Video Essay Challenge. Students ranging in grades 1st-12th, as well as undergraduate college students submitted 30 second videos focused on one of two question prompts related to what is

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with the high school students and their advisor for a while over the weekend to learn

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Postdoc’s Biofuels Startup Offers New Source of Clean Renewable Energy

by Erin Guiltenane (University of Calcary UT Today)  Christine Sharp and Marc Strous’ Solar Biocells uses microorganisms in capture and conversion of carbon dioxide  —  Sharp and Strous co-founded the startup Solar Biocells which uses an entirely new concept for the capture and conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into biomass in a innovation

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm

by David Bennett  (Delta Farm Press)  Surrounded by educational posters and a large dry board full of mathematical equations, Kevin Humphrey sits explaining how the biodiesel lab in adjacent rooms came to be. “I’ve been here since 1993,” says the associate professor of agricultural education at Arkansas State University in

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winners Crowned

(U.S. Department of Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced during a special awards ceremony on May 11 by Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic Ethanol: Fueling the Future,” was developed by students from Smithtown High School East in St.

June 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds and educate and encourage drivers to choose ethanol fuels including E15 and E85 at the

June 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Biofuel Educators!

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Over the past 8 months our Ethanol Plant Tour Grant program has met resounding success. This program has seen over 260 students tour the inside of their local ethanol plant to learn more about this vital Minnesota-grown industry and the important future it holds for rural America.

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Tracy Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-five students from Tracy Area High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. During the two-hour-long tour, the students toured the various processes of ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which delivered 59.42 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. “The

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Institute for Educators Adds Spark to Wisconsin Teacher’s Classroom

by Leslie Shown (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Given the shouts and cheers emanating from Lisa Andresen’s classroom, one might guess that Room 105 doubles as the school’s gym. In fact, these are the sounds of middle school students exploring energy and environmental science. Andresen, an educator for more than 10

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Cessna 182 Crosses Country on Biofuel

(Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)  Ross McCurdy, a science teacher from Ponaganset High School in Glocester, Rhode Island, has flown to Santa Monica, California, and back in a 1980 diesel-powered Cessna 182 owned by a New Jersey flying club using a 50-50 mix of Jet A and Camelina plant-seed oil,

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article
  National Energy Education Summit  —  June 7, 2016   —  Washington, DC

National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC

Organized by the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) and National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), the Summit will engage energy educators at all levels and students to build, improve, and expand energy education and serve the needs of diverse populations of students and citizens. The Summit will cover

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Guardian Energy Hosts ‘Take Your Child To Work Day’

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  On April 28, the Guardian Energy ethanol plant in Janesville hosted 24 children at its inaugural Take Your Child To Work Day. Coinciding with the national Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work day which is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in April, Guardian Energy used the

May 3, 2016 Read Full Article

BETO Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Bioenergy with 4-H Youth Leaders from Across the Nation

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted a roundtable discussion with a group of 4-H youth delegates from across the country on April 12, 2016. The roundtable, which was part of the larger National 4-H Conference, addressed the role of bioenergy in a

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Pipestone Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Close to 70 high school students from Pipestone Area High School visited Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of how clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced. During the tour, the students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol as well as potential career

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Plane Makes Stop in Walnut Ridge

by Seth Stephenson (WMCActionNews5.com) A Rhode Island science teacher made a stop in Walnut Ridge Sunday during his cross country flight using a Cessna powered by biofuel.  Ross McCurdy, the pilot, teaches science and alternative energy at a high school on the East Coast.  He said he wanted to demonstrate the power

April 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign Begins Today!

(US Department of Energy)  The 2016 BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign kicks off today with high school students from all over the country sharing their infographics via social media. Check out the infographics on the BioenergizeME Challenge Map starting today through April 22, and be sure to share your favorites with your social media networks.

April 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Butterfield-Odin Students Visit Heron Lake Bioenergy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Fourteen students from Butterfield-Odin visited the Heron Lake Bioenergy ethanol plant on April 8 to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy. During the 90 minute tour, the students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at Heron Lake Bionergy, which produces 61

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

35,000 Students Take Virtual Field Trip

by Kelly Marshall (Precision Ag Wired)  This week students across the nation had to opportunity to visit a farm without ever getting on a school bus.  The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have put together an unique program that allowed more than 1,200 schools to take a virtual field

April 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

From Near-Dropout to PhD, Berkeley Lab Scientist Now at Forefront of Biofuels Revolution

by Julie Chao (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Berkeley Lab scientist Ee-Been Goh thrives on re-engineering bacteria and mentoring students.  —  … “My mom would say, ‘You used to be the worst in school—why would you want to go for more school?’” Goh said. “That was the joke when I was going into

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Central High School Visits Heartland Corn Products / Sibley East High School Visits Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Nineteen high school students from Norwood Young America visited Heartland Corn Products in Winthrop today (March 24, 2016) to get a closer look at how clean, homegrown renewable fuels are produced. The students, from Central High School, toured the various processes of ethanol production at the 108-million-gallon-a-year

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Lincoln Park Professor Nets $450K Grant for Biofuel Research

by William Westhoven (Parsippany, NJ Daily Record) A Lincoln Park educator has been awarded a $450,000 grant to help fund continued research into the development of biofuel alternatives in certain regions of the United States. Montclair State University announced Tuesday that Pankaj Lal, an assistant professor of earth and environmental studies,

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project

(Arizona Charter Academy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will soon driving down the road, powered by biodiesel fuel that the students created. In addition

March 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

News from Greenspeed Research

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  The major happenings in 2015 that you might remember: In March, Greenspeed Research became a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with a mission to create learning opportunities for the STEM disciplines and renewable energy sources. This was a HUGE step in the development of the GsR legacy, and

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

BioFuelNet Canada Brings Biofuels Education to Canadian High Schools

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Quebec, BioFuelNet Canada has partnered with Talk Energy Week to participate as panelists at schools in eight Canadian cities, where they will be discussing sustainable advanced biofuels with over 1800 grade 11 and 12 students. Each participating classroom will be sent a series of

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Goes Green! Used Cooking Becomes Biodiesel in New Project

by Sarvy Geranpayeh  (Albawaba)  Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi, has launched an initiative to convert household’s cooking oil waste into biodiesel for vehicles. The project has been started in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha area whereby residents are provided with a five litre container to keep in their homes

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

CQU Team behind Biodiesel Made from Waste Oil in Talks with Caltex

by Sophie Vorrath (ReNewEconomy)  A Central Queensland University (CQU) research team that is converting waste grease and oil into biodiesel has attracted the attention of an international oil major, ahead of plans to go into commercial production some time this year. ABC Online reports that the team of teachers and students

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl of Des Moines won first place in IRFA’s 6th Annual “Fuel the Future” video contest for Iowa high school students. The IRFA awarded the senior from Des Moines Roosevelt High School a $1,000 grand prize

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Students Experiment with Biofuels

by Sarah Wright (The Herald Independent) What are biofuels? How can they help us meet our future energy needs while minimizing negative environmental impacts? With support from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at UW-Madison, students in freshman biology classes at Monona Grove High School have been learning how to

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenege  —  Jan. 21, 2016

WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenege — Jan. 21, 2016

Wondering what it takes to win the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge? Want to learn pro-tips for creating a quality infographic and refining your team’s social media campaign? Then join us for a BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar entitled “Must-Know Tips for the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge” on Jan. 21, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

December 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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