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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-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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Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance Course — December 11-12, 2017 — Washington, DC and online
October 18, 2017 – 12:44 pm | No Comment
Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance Course   —   December 11-12, 2017   —   Washington, DC and online

Understanding policies and finances – fast track to a renewable energy consultancy job.  Organised by The George Washington University and the European Energy Centre (EEC)  Two-day course
This course is also available as distance learning with live tutorial, …

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy
September 25, 2017 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products …

ATEC Passes First Semester
May 10, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC), a collaboration among the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Algae Foundation, universities, community colleges, and industry production companies across the United States, has successfully implemented the first …

Climate Generation Offers a Suite of Grades 3-12 Curriculum Resources in the form of Curriculum Guides, as Well as Online Modules that Can Be Downloaded for Free.
May 2, 2017 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(Climate Generation)  Aligned with Minnesota state science, social studies and language arts standards, the Next Generation Science Standards and the climate and energy literacy principles, the curricula has been reviewed by scientists, professional educators, and …

Advanced Biofuels Course–Special Edition — Online until June 30, 2017
March 31, 2017 – 2:56 pm | No Comment
Advanced Biofuels Course–Special Edition   —  Online until June 30, 2017

BioFuelNet Canada, a national research network hosted by McGill University, is offering an online certificate course on advanced biofuels. This is a special edition for engineers who would like to complete their mandated training. Anyone …

Education: Graduate Program Bioenergy Scholarships–Graduate Distance Education DEADLINE: March 20, 2017
March 14, 2017 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

(NEWBio)  The NEWBio graduate distance education program provides scholarship support to students wanting to enroll for one of the following online courses from Penn State World Campus:

Bioenergy
Bioenergy Feedstocks
Bioenergy Harvest and Logistics
Conversion Technologies for Bioenergy Production

Scholarships …

Expanding Algae Education
September 30, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has shown a commitment to algae and its future by funding a project to expand education in the algae industry. More specifically, BETO is …

@EthanolRFA Offers Online #Ethanol Emergency Course
August 5, 2016 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  For first responders unable to attend in-person training courses, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is now offering an online version of its Ethanol Emergency Response course. Offered in partnership with the …

CAB-Comm Final Report Documents Accomplishments from Six Years of Algal Research
May 12, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has just released its final report, detailing the many accomplishments and impactful contributions achieved in its …

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 …

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 …

WEBINAR: “Train the Trainer” Ethanol Emergency Response — August 31, 2016
April 6, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  “Train the Trainer” Ethanol Emergency Response  —  August 31, 2016

RFA and TRANSCAER®  are hosting a webinar training opportunity titled “Train the Trainer” to members and their emergency response teams. Professional hazmat trainer Richard Miller of the International Association of Fire Chiefs will teach individuals how …

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Flammable Liquid Unit Trains Response Curriculum
April 5, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Transportation)  Online Resource Offers Responders a Flexible Approach to Pre-Incident Planning for Rail Incidents — The US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced the launch of the …

NEWBio Scholarships Available: Online Bioenergy Graduate Education DEADLINE: March 15, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

(NEWBio)  NEWBio is offering a limited number of scholarships for students to take the following online graduate-level bioenergy courses during the summer semester of 2016: ABE884 (Bioenergy Systems) and ABE885 (Bioenergy Harvest and Logistics).  Find …

Advanced Biofuels Online Course Offered by McGill University and BioFuelNet Canada
January 11, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(BioFuelNet Canada)  BioFuelNet Canada, a national research network hosted by McGill University, is offering an online certificate course on advanced biofuels. BioFuelNet strongly recommends that the network’s Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) take this course, but anyone …

Learning about Ethanol Production Is Now Fun & Easy
September 16, 2015 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Novozymes Think Bioenergy/Bioenergy University)  How do you teach the basics of ethanol production in a fun and engaging manner? The Novozymes Bioenergy team asked itself this question and found the answer in Ethanol Challenge, an …

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 …

University of Vermont Offers Online Bioenergy Certificate Program
August 11, 2015 – 10:56 pm | No Comment

UVM’s Bioenergy Professional Certificate provides alternative approaches to traditional energy sources in Biofuels, including:

Liquid Biofuels (seed-based biodiesel; bioethanol; algae-biofuels)
Solid Biofuels (wood and grass energy)
Biogas (farm-based energy)

This Certificate Program offers college graduates, farmers, teachers,and entrepreneurs technical exposure to Biofuels science and …

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 …

Blog: Project to Restart Idled Ethanol Plant Has Deep Impact on Student
June 30, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  This week, we’ll hear from someone that was part of a project to restart an idled ethanol plant in 2013. It was an ambitious and interesting effort and I’m …

Pennsylvania State University (PSU): An Example to Follow
May 13, 2015 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA) I had heard about Pennsylvania State University’s bioenergy and biofuels educational initiatives from Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic, just after starting to work on a project to …

Top of Biofuels Class
April 13, 2015 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

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

Mick Miller, president of NuVu Fuels and general manager of DENCO II in Morris, …

Telling the Story of Energy Through Online Educational Resources
April 7, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(American Farm Bureau Federation)  The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched new, free energy-based educational resources online for middle- and high-school educators and volunteers.
Educators will discover the power of energy education and the unique …

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 …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

Students Power Up in Classroom with Biofuels Video Game
November 24, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Mary Sussman  (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  High school students wrestle with the sustainability challenges of making real-world decisions about biofuel agriculture while playing Fields of Fuel, an educational video game developed by WID …

BIB Receives $9.9M Biobased Education Grant
October 15, 2014 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) consortium has received a $9.9 million grant to create an Illinois network of biobased training and employment pathways that can be completed in two years or …

University of Tennessee Publishes Learning Materials–Biochar Module for Middle and High School Students AND Online Course for Biomass Procurement Specialist-Switchgrass
September 16, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

The University of Tennessee’s  Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems has published learning materials for students and professionals in their Learning Materials web pages.
Using Biochar as a soil amendmentThe UT conversion team has created an …

SIC Officials Hoping to Offer Biofuel Certification
August 11, 2014 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Nick Mariano  (The Southern Illinoisan)  A Southern Illinois college is hoping to offer the first national certification in the country for training in biofuels processing, the instructor for the program said Tuesday.
Southeastern Illinois College …

Summer 2014 NEWBio Graduate Bioenergy Scholarships Available – Apply by March 20, 2014
March 3, 2014 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(NEWBio)    Scholarships are available for two online courses that will be offered this summer: ABE 884: Bioenergy Systems and ABE 885: Bioenergy Harvest & Logistics. The courses are 3 credits each, and scholarships are …

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 …

Students and Companies Worldwide Invited to Join Open-Source Embry-Riddle Project to Develop Renewable Jet Fuel
February 6, 2014 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Senior students at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona are taking part in an open-source project to develop jet biofuel. The ‘CapStone’ project is also inviting the participation of students and academics …

Students and Companies Worldwide Invited to Join Open-Source Embry-Riddle Project to Develop Renewable Jet Fuel
February 6, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Senior students at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona are taking part in an open-source project to develop jet biofuel. The ‘CapStone’ project is also inviting the participation of students and academics …

NEWBio Webinar – The Status and Potential Future of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines February 11, 2014 1:00 PM ET
January 6, 2014 – 6:50 pm | No Comment
NEWBio Webinar – The Status and Potential Future of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines     February 11, 2014  1:00 PM ET

Evans will present a comprehensive review of existing biomass harvesting guidelines from Maine to South Carolina, which demonstrates commonalities across regions and some important differences. In addition to state level guidelines, Dr. Evans will present …

NEWBio Webinar – Biofuel Industry Economic Impacts and Analysis: Reporting the Facts in an Environment of Hype January 14, 2014 1:00PM ET
January 6, 2014 – 6:30 pm | No Comment
NEWBio Webinar – Biofuel Industry Economic Impacts and Analysis: Reporting the Facts in an Environment of Hype   January 14, 2014    1:00PM ET

While we often articulate the overall benefits of biofuels development in the U.S. along lines of environmental improvement coupled with a vague notion of energy security, most state and regional interest in biofuels development hinges …

Extension Programs: NewBio Webinars 2nd Tuesdays
January 6, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment
Extension Programs:  NewBio Webinars  2nd Tuesdays

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for our “Northeast Bioenergy Webinar Series”. These online, hour-long presentations are free to the public, and feature fascinating and important topics related to bioenergy in the …

Algae Production Certification Course
December 13, 2013 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

NAA is proud to announce its new online Algae Production Certification Course.  NAA was the first association to promote education based on all aspects of commercial algae production, the first to provide an algae production …

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 …

Online Course: Algae Production Certification Course
September 23, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: National Algae Association
Type: introduce individuals to the multifaceted concepts of not only strain selection, cultivation, harvesting, and bioproduction methods; but also the economic considerations prevalent in the commercial algae production industry.
Course: NAA Algae Production and …

Online Course: Energy 101 begins September 15, 2013 UT Austin
September 3, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

By being fluent in energy you will be able to think critically about energy issues.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This multidisciplinary course will give students an overview of energy technologies, fuels, environmental impacts and public policies. Topics will …

Penn State Debuts Online Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Degree
August 30, 2013 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Pennsylvania State University)  Interest in renewable energy is growing worldwide and so are jobs in this field, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s green economy occupations database. Penn State, which is ranked first among universities engaged …

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 …

No Matter Who Wins The Presidency, Addiction to Foreign Oil Will Still Be a Problem
October 23, 2012 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association) …NAA is proud of its efforts in promoting collaboration between the research community and the commercial algae production industry. Without any grant money from the government, NAA has been successful in promoting collaboration between …

Online Course: HAZWOPER Courses
September 24, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

Name of Provider: eTraining
Type: course required for those working with/potentially exposed to hazardous substances
Course: HAZWOPER 40 Hour Course (24 Hour Course, 8 Hour Refresher)
Course description:
eTraining’s online 40 Hour Hazwoper Course has been designed for, and is required to …

Online Course: Introduction to Biofuels
September 10, 2012 – 4:33 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Agrow Knowledge-The national resource center for agriscience & technology education
Type: basic: Overview/ Introduction course
Course: Introduction to Biofuels 
Course description:
AgrowKnowledge has been expanding its collections of materials available to educators by producing high quality …

Online Course: Biofuels – Biomass Pretreatment Technologies
September 10, 2012 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Technology ED- continuing education for scientists and engineers 
Type: basic: Overview/ Part of Certificate Program (CP)
Course: Biofuels- Biomass Pretreatment Technologies
Course description:   Lignocellulosic materials provide a raw material source for biofuel conversion and …

Online Course: Biofuels – Algae Biofuel
September 10, 2012 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Technology ED- continuing education for scientists and engineers 
Type: basic: Overview/ Part of Certificate Program (CP)
Course: Biofuels- Algae Biofuel
Course description:  Fuel derived from renewable resources present an attractive alternative to petroleum, with benefits …

Online Course: Biofuels- Cellulose Ethanol
September 10, 2012 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Technology ED- continuing education for scientists and engineers 
Type: basic: Overview/ Part of Certificate Program (CP)
Course: Biofuels- Cellulose Ethanol
Course description:  Fuel derived from renewable resources present an attractive alternative to petroleum, with benefits …

Online Course: Biofuels – An Introduction
September 10, 2012 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Technology ED – continuing education for scientists and engineers 
Type: basic: Overview/ Part of Certificate Program (CP) 
Course: Biofuels- An Introduction
Course description:   Fuel derived from renewable resources present an attractive alternative to petroleum, …

Online Course: Biofuel Production Operations
September 10, 2012 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: ed2go, Cengage Learning 
Type: basic: Overview/technical Course 
Course: Biofuel Production Operations
Course description:   The Biofuel Production Operations Online Training Program will give you the education you need to begin an exciting career in biofuel …

Online Course: Process Safety Management for the Biofuel Industry Biofuels
September 10, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: California State University East bay -continuing education
Type: Technical/ Part of Certificate Program (CP)/ Online Green Professional Development
Course: Process Safety Management for the Biofuel Industry Biofuels
Course description:   In 2009, the United States …

Online Course: Introduction to Sustainable Energy
September 10, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology-OpenCourseWare
Type: Overview/survey course – publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education.
Course: Introduction to Sustainable Energy
Instructors: Prof. Michael Golay, Randall Field, Prof. …

Online Course: Fueling Sustainability: Engineering Microbial Systems for Biofuel Production
September 10, 2012 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Massachusetts Institute of Technology-OpenCourseWare
Type: Overview/survey course – publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education. 
Course: Fueling Sustainability: Engineering Microbial Systems for Biofuel Production
Instructor: Dr. Michelle …

Online Courses: New Stanford Certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies
August 29, 2012 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

Name of Provider: Stanford University- Stanford Center for Professional Development 
Name of Course: New Stanford Certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies
Part of a Certificate Program
Course description: 
Take courses in energy topics such as biofuels online at …

Cenusa Bioenergy Receives $25 Million Grant from USDA
March 26, 2012 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Madsen (IowaStateDaily.com)  The Iowa State University-led Cenusa Bioenergy project works to develop a biofuel with both a Midwestern and environmental focus.
Through a five-year, $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National …