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  National Energy Conference For Educators  —   July 17-21, 2016  —  Arlington, VA

National Energy Conference For Educators — July 17-21, 2016 — Arlington, VA

The 2016 Energy Conference for Educators brings together educators that are passionate about bringing energy education to their classrooms. In five interactive days in Washington, D.C., the conference provides teachers with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, electricity,

February 1, 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
  WEBINAR: Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenge  — January 21, 2016

WEBINAR: Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenge — January 21, 2016

Infographics are a useful visual tool for explaining complex information, numbers, or data quickly and effectively. However, you do not need to be an experienced graphic designer to make an eye-catching infographic. To assist student teams with the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge, this webinar will highlight strategies for designing engaging

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Poplar (Populus spp.) Trees for Biofuel Production

(Extension.org)  If you are looking for a comprehensive article on poplar for biofuel production, this is for you. Table of Contents Introduction Current and Potential Use as a Biofuel Biology and Adaptation Production and Agronomic Information  Harvest Potential Yields Production Challenges Estimated Production Cost Environmental/Sustainability Issues Feasibility Summary Bibliography For

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Energy Management Teaching Assistantships DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

The SUNY ESF Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) is seeking qualified students to serve as Teaching Assistants to assist with teaching natural resources policy and law courses. Selected students will be teaching assistants for two courses each semester (approximately 20 hours per week). We seek students with thesis

January 4, 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

Immersive Algae Education Programs Growing in Popularity

(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 educational opportunities are more and more allowing students a deep dive option, with intensive study,

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

How Renewable Ethanol Can Be Produced Sustainably

(ePURE) … At ePURE, the association representing European ethanol producers, we believe that renewable ethanol can play an important role in decarbonising transport. Because ethanol can be blended with petrol to run in existing engines, it is one of the ways we can immediately begin reducing emissions from transport and cut

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:   Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom — December 10, 2015

WEBINAR: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom — December 10, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold a live webinar titled “Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12thGrade Classroom,” on Dec. 10. According to the DOE, the webinar is part of the BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar series. It is designed to support high school educators and administrators in planning

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel. But our journey over the past four years shows that there’s likely to be a different future ahead for using algae – as energy in food for one

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

The Bioenergy Quiz Is a Fun Digital Learning Tool

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Looking for a way to get your students excited about taking a quiz? Then check out the Bioenergy Technology Office’s bioenergy quiz. This interactive, user-friendly tool is a great way for students to explore new concepts and learn more about how bioenergy is produced and used,

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Fueling Our Future, from Wood to Wing

by Stephanie Pearl (US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. airline carriers collectively used more than 16 billion gallons of jet fuel in 2014. Given growing concerns over energy independence and the environment, commercial airlines are looking for secure and reliable alternative jet fuels that reduce global emissions. To address this problem, researchers

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

FFA Helps Build Next-Gen Leaders

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture, and no organization prepares them to rise up and meet the challenges that lie ahead like the National FFA Organization. Not only is FFA shaping the future farmers of America, it’s also shaping the future chemists,

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

High School Students Visit Al-Corn Ethanol Plant

by William Morris (Owatonna People’s Press)  A group of Owatonna High School students got an in-depth look at a possible career in agribusiness Friday when their Agriculture Explorations class visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont. The students got a bus tour of the ethanol plant, which processes up to 50,000

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Blog: Colonel Korn, Andy, Sandy Impress in Videos about Ethanol

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Late last week, I received a press release from the Nebraska Ethanol Board about two new biofuel education videos starring cartoon characters Colonel Korn, Andy and Sandy. I watched the videos, and I have to say, I was impressed. Both videos were attention grabbing,

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Policy Simulator

(Energy Policy Solutions)  Designing energy policy correctly is tough work. Well-designed energy policies reduce pollution, cut consumer costs, and minimize dependence on foreign energy supplies. Done wrong, they can do the reverse, and increase pollution, lock in dirty technologies, or waste money. Which energy policies can lower greenhouse gas emissions

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

De Gruyter Publishes Textbook: Biorefineries – An Introduction

(De Gruyter)  The use of biomass as a resource for fuels and chemicals is a very important topic in chemical research and chemical industry.  —  The field of biorefineries combines cutting-edge research with innovative industrial goals. Biorefineries compiles the basic science and technologies used to convert terrestrial and aquatic biomass

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Understanding Advanced Biotechnology Commercialization, Parts 1, 2 and 3

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 entire commercialization process, from concept to commercial operation for a first-of-a-kind commercial scale biotechnology …

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Kicks Off

(US Department of Energy)  What is biomass? Where does biomass come from? How are biofuels made?  What is bioenergy?  Participate in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge to explore these questions and learn about how bioenergy affects YOU!  In this challenge, high school-aged teams (grades 9–12) will

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Learning about Ethanol Production Is Now Fun & Easy

(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 interactive game designed to illustrate ethanol production in a unique way. And it’s fairly simple.

September 16, 2015 Read Full Article

NSF Awards Maximum Support to Iowa State-Based Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

(Iowa State University)  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added three years and $8.48 million to the grant supporting the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University. That brings NSF’s total funding of the center (known as CBiRC, “See-burk”) to the maximum allowed: 10 years

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel Emissions – Gas, Ethanol, E85, Kerosene

(McHenry County Farm Bureau)  Larry, Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for McHenry County Farm Bureau shows us differences in fuel emissions, first looking at a 90% gasoline / 10% ethanol, then E85 – 15% gasoline / 85% ethanol, then 2 cycle fuel – a gasoline/oil mixture, lastly kerosene, which is

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Outcomes of Chemistry and Biology in Bioenergy Interdisciplinary Workshop

(Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  The Chemistry and Biology in Bioenergy Interdisciplinary Workshop for High School Teachers sponsored by IBSS recently took place at the University of Tennessee (July 13-17). The workshop was designed to assist teachers with their standards-based classroom curricula by incorporating bioenergy-related concepts into their classroom

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR: Biomass Basics — August 27, 2015 — 4:00PM to 4:45PM EDT

WEBINAR: Biomass Basics — August 27, 2015 — 4:00PM to 4:45PM EDT

Many students haven’t thought much about biomass as an option for generating electricity, transportation fuels, and other products. The Biomass Basics Webinar provides general information about bioenergy, its creation, and its potential uses, and is designed to assist teams competing in the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge. This challenge, hosted by

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

A Report from EnergyPath 2015: NetZero

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic area is fortunate to benefit from funds derived from a settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission during the Commonwealth’s electric deregulation proceedings.  As part of its educational mission,  Sustainable Energy Fund has organized and hosted the EnergyPath Camp/Expo/Conference for

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

High School Students Take Control of Bioethanol Pilot Plant in Mackay

by David Sparkes (ABC Rural)  As the Queensland Government and industry players try to usher in a new era for bioethanol production, a group of high school students have been put through their paces at a pilot plant in Mackay. Queensland University of Technology and Mackay Sugar built the facility

July 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Chronicles Launches Blog to Answer Fuel Critics

By Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Auto Channel recently launched the Ethanol Chronicles to aggregate questions and information on ethanol. The Auto Channel is a focused content channel covering all things automotive. A long-time champion for ethanol, copublisher Marc Rauch describes the almost-daily blog as “lively, spirited and sometimes humorous

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Coloring and Activity Book

(US Department of Energy)  The Coloring and Activity Book was developed by Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) as part of its OPERATION BioenergizeME initiative.  It is designed for children as a fun learning tool to inform them about bioenergy and raise their awareness of alternative fuel sources and renewable energy. BioenergizeME is

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Winning Team Announced for 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot

(US Department of Energy)  Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Jonathan Male announced the winner and finalists of the 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot in a special webinar awards ceremony on June 3, 2015. The winning infographic is “Cellulosic Ethanol,” created by a team of five students from Williamsburg High School

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

BP, Novozymes, Scania, Shell Back Launch of “Biofuels for Europe” Info Site

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Brussels, a new interactive website “www.BiofuelsforEurope.eu” launched today in the European Parliament to summarize the latest science on key biofuels issues using fact-based, understandable information. BP, Novozymes, Scania and Shell have sponsored the initiative in the common view that biofuels, when sustainably produced, have a

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy – Biomass to Biofuels Fall 2015 — September 18 – December 9, 2015  — Burlington, VT

Bioenergy – Biomass to Biofuels Fall 2015 — September 18 – December 9, 2015 — Burlington, VT

Semesters::Fall Location::UVM campus and throughout Vermont Register for Varibale Academic Credit: (0 to 4  College Credits for NR 285 – J- 95467  OR TRC 295 – A – 95426 Advanced special topics in natural resource planning beyond the scope of existing formal courses Attributes: Also approved for Graduate Credit Meetings: twice

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: Basic Research for Cellulosic Biofuels in the US

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This reports on part of a trip to Wisconsin to visit the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), University of Wisconsin (UW), a dairy farm that uses biogas production and the World Dairy Expo. I traveled across the US from South to

May 19, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Pennsylvania State University (PSU): An Example to Follow

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 identify college level biofuels education opportunities in the US. We were interested in finding out

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article
  Chemistry & Biology in Bioenergy: Summer Interdisciplinary Workshop for High School Teachers — July 13-17, 2015 — Knoxville, TN

Chemistry & Biology in Bioenergy: Summer Interdisciplinary Workshop for High School Teachers — July 13-17, 2015 — Knoxville, TN

Join a 5-day workshop to explore bioenergy connections to Tennessee Science Standards for chemistry, physics, and biology, along with career opportunities for students in agriculture and biofuels production. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture in Knoxville will host a 5-day bioenergy workshop for high school teachers this summer from

May 1, 2015 Read Full Article
  4th USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 16-17, 2016 — Washington, DC

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

You can attend the largest celebration of STEM for FREE! On April 16-17, 2016, the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival returns to the nation’s capital along with some of your favorite performers and hands-on exhibits!  Next April, Sneak Peek Friday, open to schools, homeschoolers and military families, returns on

April 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Join Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: Energy Institute for Educators

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  GLBRC is partnering with the Wisconsin Energy Institute to offer the Energy Institute for Educators, August 10-13. This program provides the opportunity for educators to engage with cutting-edge energy research at UW-Madison and gain practical tools and NGSS-aligned materials for teaching students fundamentals of energy and

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Join Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: Bioenergy Institute for Educators

Bioenergy is an exciting area of research and development and can provide excellent opportunities for engaging students. Join us for an intensive 5-day program to learn about the latest developments in bioenergy research and hands-on materials to use with students. Participating educators cover core areas of GLBRC research, get hands-on

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Telling the Biofuels Story to Students: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Teacher Resources

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Understanding role of biofuels in meeting our energy needs and mitigating global climate change is a complex task. Telling stories is an effective way to help students make sense of science ideas and important societal issues. We created a “Biofuels Story” pictorial to help teachers

April 9, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Telling the Story of Energy Through Online Educational Resources

(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 connections to agricultural literacy with two units of curriculum. Each unit provides five comprehensive

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign Starts Soon!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  We invite you to participate in the upcoming bioenergy social media campaign for BETO’s education and workforce initiative, OPERATION BioenergizeME. Between April 13 and 23, high school-aged teams around the country will be promoting their bioenergy infographics to help increase awareness about how bioenergy can play an important

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Coloring and Activity Book

The Coloring and Activity Book was developed by Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) as part of its OPERATION BioenergizeME initiative.  It is designed for children as a fun learning tool to inform them about bioenergy and raise their awareness of alternative fuel sources and renewable energy. BioenergizeME is an education and workforce

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

BioenergizeME Infographic Submission Deadline Approaching

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge is approaching! Please submit all infographics by March 20 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. The BioenergizeMe Social Media Campaign will take place April 13–23. Check out the BioenergizeME Map to see submissions from the fall

March 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Why are We Producing Biofuels?

by Robert C. Brown, Tristan R. Brown (Iowa State University)  “Why Are We Producing Biofuels?” is written for those who are curious about efforts to introduce biofuels into our energy supply but are not satisfied with the publically accessible information on the subject. Written by experts in the field, this

March 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Education: Educator Training Program

How can you grow your own knowledge and skills to inspire your students? What new opportunities are developing for science-based careers in the region? Learn about this and more at the USDA-sponsored Bioenergy and Bioproducts teacher training workshops, organized by Cornell University, West Virginia University, and Penn State. Summer workshops

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Education: Graduate Program Bioenergy Scholarships

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 courses. Submit your complete application, along with your CV and transcripts, to the NEWBio Graduate

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Education in Progress: Working Towards the Future

by Austine Decker (NEWBio)  In November 2013 , Paul Heasley, an instructor with State College Area High School’s (SCASD) Career and Technical Center in State College, PA, received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for a Biomass Education Center. Heasley had participated in the July 2013 USDA NIFA Northeast Bioenergy

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

The Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) Is Hosting aVirtual Science Fair.

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) is hosting a national virtual science fair that engages 9th–12th grade students in learning about bioenergy and educating their peers. The students will research a bioenergy prompt and use that information to design a bioenergy-related infographic that will be evaluated by

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Students Share Experiences from First Run of BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair

(US Department of Energy)  Last week concluded the beta run of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair—a high school competition that has students create and share infographics about bioenergy concepts. Student teams from five high schools in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Texas teamed up to create

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training

(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 climate-change challenge and are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and training to seek and implement solutions.

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Elsevier Science Publishes "Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels" by Anju Dahiya (Editor)

(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 liquid (biodiesel from oil seed crops, algae biofuel, waste-oil, ethanol etc.) and gaseous/electric (biogas, syngas,

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Students Power Up in Classroom with Biofuels Video Game

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 researchers. Recently released online for use by educators and the public, Fields of Fuel encourages

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulose Conversion Lab Featured in The Science Teacher

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s student lab activity, “Converting Cellulosic Biomass to Ethanol (CB2E),” appeared recently in an issue of The Science Teacher, a peer-reviewed practitioners’ journal published by the National Science Teachers Association. In an article entitled “Cellulose Breakdown: Investigations into making liquid

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Biotech Program Inspires Interest in Science at Splendora ISD

by Stephanie Buckner (Cleveland Advocate)  Splendora High School is continuing to stress the importance of career and technical courses by bringing students in on a cutting edge program and innovation in science. The multifaceted Biotechnology Program, which was funded with help of a grant approximately three years ago, allows students

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Major Sponsorship of FFA Programs

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy is pleased to announce a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture. The multi-year sponsorship, a first-time gift to the FFA, will launch with teacher and student

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Users Guide

(Blue Ridge Biofuels)  Want to know what exactly biodiesel is? How it works in your vehicle? Any tips or tricks to help you use it in your car or truck? Unfortunately there is not a lot of information about using biodiesel on the internet. To provide useful information on biodiesel

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Creative Discovery Museum Launches New Biofuels Website

(Creative Discovery Museum)  Did you know that fuel can be made from things like switchgrass, algae and trees? They’re called biofuels and they are all around us. Creative Discovery Museum has created a new educational website, LearnBiofuels.org that will help you discover the amazing ways that fuel can be created through

October 29, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Unveils New Mobile App

(Renewable Fuels Association) Today (October 15, 2014), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced a new mobile app titled “RFA Advocacy.” The app is free of charge and available to download on all iPhones and Android-powered smartphones. The app offers easy access to RFA’s talking points, charts, videos, and infographics. It

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

The Chemistry Book I Wish I Had in College

by CBriddell  (Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog)  Dr. Anne E. Marteel-Parrish of Washington University and Dr. Martin A. Abraham of Youngstown State University have put together a new textbook for general chemistry titled, “Green Chemistry and Engineering: A pathway to sustainability.” For college students who might be more inspired to

September 18, 2014 Read Full Article

University of Tennessee Publishes Learning Materials–Biochar Module for Middle and High School Students AND Online Course for Biomass Procurement Specialist-Switchgrass

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 education module that pertains to the use of biochar as a soil amendment. In

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

OPERATION BioenergizeME Now Online

(US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office)  BETO has created a new Web page for OPERATION #BioenergizeME, where students, educators, and anyone interested in the future of the U.S. energy industry can learn more about the promises and challenges in developing a thriving bioeconomy. OPERATION BioenergizeME’s mission is to (1)

August 28, 2014 Read Full Article

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President’s Environmental Youth Award, (PEYA) recognizing outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel for Nigeria. Avandith Energy has chosen the B-60 Biodiesel processor for their pilot transesterification facility. The

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Einstein Fellows Collaborate with DOE on Bioenergy Social Media Challenge

by Anne Artz    (Triangle Coalition for STEM Education)  Five Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows (AEF) and a group from the Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) together designed a high school competition to promote student understanding of bioenergy as an alternative fuel source. The competition will also

July 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Biomass Resources, Uses, and Opportunities in West Virginia 2013 A Report by West Virginia University's Appalachian Hardwood Center and Biomaterials and Wood Utilization Research Center

by Shawn Grushecky, Jingxin Wang, Sarah Cross Owen, and Lawrence E. Osborn  (Appalachian Hardwood Center)  West Virginia is the third most heavily forested state in the U.S., with a total biomass production potential of 4.67 million dry tons which could produce 63.57 trillion BTUs. This data-intensive report inventories West Virginia’s wood

June 14, 2014 Read Full Article

RFA Announces Availability of New Training Materials

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled an updated version of “The Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response.” This powerful resource was first developed in 2006 to give first responders, hazmat teams, and safety personnel in-depth information on proper training techniques to respond to an ethanol-related

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Teachers’ Perspective – Green Team Algae Project

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Sid Harwood and Shannon Helzer both have a military background, both are physics teachers at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA, and both are committed to the success of the Go Clean, Go Green, Go Algae Project that developed biodiesel from algae.  The

May 9, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Puckett Attendance Center Will Produce Biodiesel in the Classroom with Renewable Energy Equipment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Puckett Attendance Center has chosen the B-60 Biodiesel processor as their hands-on educational tool to demonstrate to students how to produce renewable energy. “The students will process recycled oil they collect into Biodiesel fuel for use in school vehicles,” says Victor Garlington, Director of Client Services at

May 8, 2014 Read Full Article

ETHANOL: Feeding and Fueling the World| 2014 UPDATE

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association has published an updated infographic to illustrate how corn is used for fuel and feed.  READ MORE  

May 8, 2014 Read Full Article

New Holland Launches MyNewHolland.com

by Chuck (DomesticFuel.com)  … This new virtual community is set up to provide a meeting place to share information, contribute to farming related discussions and access premium contents and services. It is very simple to create your account by visiting MyNewHolland.com. Then you’ll have access to the features currently active. A list

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Video: 5 Reasons to Love the RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Wonder how much cash ethanol can save you at the pump? Have questions about its role in weaning America off petroleum? Check out RFA’s video “5 Reasons to Love the RFS.” The two-and-a-half-minute short outlines how the RFS saves consumers money, reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil,

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

How Farmers Are Feeding & Fueling The Country in 60 Seconds

(Fuels America)  Farmers feed America — and they help fuel it, too!  That’s a huge job, and one that never slows down. Luckily for us, they’re getting better at it every year.   Want to know how they do it? All you need is 60 seconds to learn everything you need

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Celebrates Earth Week with 10 Excellent Reasons to Transition to Sustainable Renewable Fuels

(Advanced Biofuels USA)   “Why Transition to Sustainable Renewable Fuels?” asks Advanced Biofuels USA, providing as an answer, 10 Excellent Reasons in a one-page Earth Week handout for use by civic organizations, church stewardship groups, environmental organizations, teachers, students and anyone interested in renewable transportation energy. “By publishing this easy-to-understand handout,

April 18, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Springboard Biodiesel Donates Processor to Nonprofit Organization

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel has donated a BioPro 380 processing unit to the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming, a Torrance, Calif.-based nonprofit research organization. The BioPro 380 converts a wide variety of fats, oils and greases into 100 gallons of biodiesel every 48 hours. … CSEF’s President

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Solving the Industrial Building Mystery

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Opening up your ethanol plant for public tours is a wonderful educational opportunity that could do wonders for your business and the industry as a whole. … I wonder how many people in your community, drive past your ethanol plant and wonder what the

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Woodbine Students Learn about Algae Growth at Laboratory

by Richard Degener (Press of Atlantic City)  Pond scum could be in the future for eighth-grader Dylan Cruz. Cruz was one of 17 Woodbine Elementary School students who toured the Garden State bioEnterprises laboratory this week on Heine Avenue. He learned how a common algae that grows in freshwater ponds is

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article
  Origin Oil Algae Harvester at National Algae Association's Center for Live Demonstration's    Fridays in March and April 2014     Woodlands, TX

Origin Oil Algae Harvester at National Algae Association's Center for Live Demonstration's Fridays in March and April 2014 Woodlands, TX

(National Algae Association)  NAA announces the Origin Oil Algae Harvester will be demonstrated on Friday’s during the month of March and April for students, algaepreneurs, private industry and equipment lenders interested in learning about commercial algae production and harvesting technology. • Students will learn about algae farming and indoor biomanufacturing

March 3, 2014 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  Tri-State Workshop with OBIC-Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan State     August 4-8, 2014   Indianapolis, IN

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Tri-State Workshop with OBIC-Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan State August 4-8, 2014 Indianapolis, IN

BIOENERGY & BIOPRODUCTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with Purdue University and Michigan State University, is hosting a one-week summer workshop for educators. Apply at: http://www.bioenergyed.org/apply Who: Pre-service or in-service science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and agricultural educators who aspire to be

February 15, 2014 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  Pennsylvania State University     July 21-25, 2014     State College, PA

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Pennsylvania State University July 21-25, 2014 State College, PA

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and to learn about hands-on laboratory experiments for use in the classroom. Both pre-service and in-service

February 15, 2014 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  Cornell Cooperative Ext Dutchess County    July 28-Aug 1, 2014   Millbrook, NY

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Cornell Cooperative Ext Dutchess County July 28-Aug 1, 2014 Millbrook, NY

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and to learn about hands-on laboratory experiments for use in the classroom. Both pre-service and in-service

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  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: EcoComplex at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey     July 7-11, 2014

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: EcoComplex at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey July 7-11, 2014

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and to learn about hands-on laboratory experiments for use in the classroom. Both pre-service and in-service

February 15, 2014 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  University MD Eastern Shore    July 7-11, 2014   Princess Anne, MD

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: University MD Eastern Shore July 7-11, 2014 Princess Anne, MD

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and to learn about hands-on laboratory experiments for use in the classroom. Both pre-service and in-service

February 15, 2014 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:  West Virginia University     July 21-25, 2014      Morgantown, WV

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: West Virginia University July 21-25, 2014 Morgantown, WV

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and to learn about hands-on laboratory experiments for use in the classroom. Both pre-service and in-service

February 15, 2014 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs:   Delaware State University     June 23-28, 2014      Dover, DE

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs: Delaware State University June 23-28, 2014 Dover, DE

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and to learn about hands-on laboratory experiments for use in the classroom. Both pre-service and in-service

February 15, 2014 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy & Bioproducts Education Programs:  Boyce Thompson Institute   July 21-25, 2014     Ithaca, NY

Bioenergy & Bioproducts Education Programs: Boyce Thompson Institute July 21-25, 2014 Ithaca, NY

One-week workshops are held at several sites from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. These workshops bring teachers together during the summer to learn about topics related to Bioenergy and Bioproducts and to learn about hands-on laboratory experiments for use in the classroom. Both pre-service and in-service

February 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Students See Algae Biomanufacturing In Their Future

(National Algae Association)  When the National Algae Association opened its test center for algae production technologies and methods to high school and college students, many interesting things started to happen! Students are given the opportunity to see how what they learned in biology or microbiology classes can affect algae production.

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Ohio Soybean Council Launches Education Website to Provide Resources, E-learning Courses and Networking

(Ohio’s Country Journal)  Ohio soybean farmers understand that today’s youth is the future of the soybean industry and all of agriculture. For this reason, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff have launched a new website to provide educators with a wide array of relevant classroom materials and direct

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

High School and College Students See Algae Biomanufacturing In Their Future

by Barry Cohen (National Algae Association)  When the National Algae Association opened its test center for algae production technologies and methods to high school and college students, many interesting things started to happen! Students are given the opportunity to see how what they learned in biology or microbiology classes can

December 9, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. DOE Posts Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Webinar

(US Department of Energy)  Slides from the webinar, “Using the New Bioenergy KDF for Data Discovery and Research,” on October 24, 2013, can be viewed on the EERE website, along with additional information about KDF. View the slides and find additional information about KDF. A link to the full demo

December 2, 2013 Read Full Article
  Biomass to Biofuels Spring 2014 Course    January 13-April 30, 2014   Burlington, VT

Biomass to Biofuels Spring 2014 Course January 13-April 30, 2014 Burlington, VT

The mission of this program is to provide hands-on instruction in all possible bioenergy areas outlined below, support generation of related skilled workforce and stimulate bioenergy production : * LIQUID BIOFUELS (transportation fuels; home-heating oil; biodiesel from oil seeds & waste vegetable oil; ethanol; algae-biofuel); * SOLID BIOFUELS (woody biomass;

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Grant Helps Expand Biodiesel Training for Diesel Technicians

(Iowa Biodiesel Board)  Program helps ensure long-term integration of biodiesel into American fuel supply Some instructors from throughout the Midwest who will train the diesel mechanics of tomorrow now have a thorough knowledge base on biodiesel. It’s thanks to recent training as part of the Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians program,

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast

(University of Tennessee)  “Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far the biobased fuel can go. Coordinated by the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS), the 900-mile mobile tour featured a tractor-trailer scale mobile biomass gasifier from research partner

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

See It Now: When, How Will Algenol’s $0.75/Gallon Gas Savings Find a Station Near You?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everyone asks: exactly when will low-cost, energy-secure alternative fuels appear at the gas station? You see, that’s where you come in. New technologies face the usual deployment challenges. Permitting, environmental review. Places where elected officials can either speed up the process, or slow it down.

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

NAA’s Camp Algae Update

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has released an update on their recently announced incubator program in North Texas. “Camp Algae” is a 17-acre algae farm located 30 miles south of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, dedicated to all products made from algae. The NAA is inviting all algae-based product manufacturers

October 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Clean Air & Biodiesel 5th & 6th Grade Lesson & Poster Contest

(American Lung Association of the Midwest)  Did you know that vehicle emissions are the largest source of air pollution in Minnesota? Luckily, cleaner transportation options and use of cleaner fuels like biodiesel helps reduce those emissions. We are looking for students to help demonstrate how biodiesel use helps protect clean

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

How Farmers Get from Sunflowers in the Field to Fuel in the Tank (Video)

by Rachel Carter  (The Examiner)  …State Line Biofuels operates a 120,000 gallon/year (300 gallon per batch capacity) biodiesel production facility, providing biofuel and livestock meal for on-farm use. The production capacity of State Line Biofuels can additionally serve oilseed pressing and biodiesel production needs of 10-15 farms within a 30 mile radius, encompassing

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

North Carolina's Growing Strengths: The Solar Center's Clean Transportation Projects

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to outreach, demonstration, and deployment of technology and policy solutions for a sustainable energy future. One  project led by the Clean Transportation team aims to enhance the distribution and use of

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Launched to Promote Education, Create Community

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Algae Biomass Organization announced the launch of The Algae Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization which will engage in and fund educational outreach, research, development, and other activities; find and support the development of future leaders of the algae industry through scholarships, grants

October 4, 2013 Read Full Article

New Bioprospecting Activity: Students Can Collect and Share Data with GLBRC Scientists

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Bioprospecting for Cellulose-Degrading Microbes: Filter Paper Assay Method Students collect samples that they predict will contain communities of cellulose-degrading microbes and test for the ability of microrganisms in their samples to break down pure cellulose (filter paper). In the process, groups collect evidence to test

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Professional Development Provider Institute

(Biological Sciences Curriculum Study)  The Professional Development (PD) Provider Institute is a 4-day experience designed to support you as a PD provider by deepening your knowledge, increasing your confidence, and enhancing your abilities to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and the recommendations put forth in A Framework

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article
  Penn State Offers New Online Bioenergy Course: ABE 884 – Bioenergy Systems

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 the theories and applied technologies used in the production and conversion of biomass

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Rise in Alternative Fuels Prompts Launch of Training Network

(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 fuels, the federal government predicts U.S. energy production will continue to boom in the

June 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Plenty of Sunshine and Creativity at 25th Annual Supermileage Challenge

(Minnesota Cornerstone)  …Nearly 500 students from 50 schools built more than 80 cars and competed in the 25thannual Supermileage Challenge, which has long been sponsored in part by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Supermileage Challenge is a great opportunity to promote homegrown ethanol fuel with the next generation of drivers and

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA Infographics — Easy to Find and Ready to Print

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association’s collection of ethanol infographics is now easier to access than ever before. You can find all the infographics of the RFA and the Fuels America coalition housed in one location. We encourage you to download, print and distribute these easy to understand sources

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Benefits across the Supply Chain

(US Department of Energy)  On Earth Day and every day, BETO is working to improve the sustainability of the transportation industry in the United States through the development and deployment of commercially viable, high-performance, domestic biofuels. BETO’s Sustainability subprogram closely studies the life-cycle impacts of bioenergy production on the reduction

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

ABO Launches Map of Algae Research, Companies and Projects

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new map of the algae industry published online by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) shows algae production facilities and research projects stretching from coast to coast, illustrating a nationwide opportunity for a new and growing industry that is moving to supply the U.S. with algae-derived renewable fuels, feeds, fertilizers, chemicals and

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article
  Energy 101- A Framework For an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Course Teaching the Fundamentals of Energy   April 10, 2013   Webinar 2:00PM ET

Energy 101- A Framework For an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Course Teaching the Fundamentals of Energy April 10, 2013 Webinar 2:00PM ET

The ‘Energy 101’ project collaborators are hosting a webinar detailing the newly released Energy 101 curricular framework. This webinar is for educators, administrators, and other interested parties who would like to learn about the Energy 101 curricular framework and how their institutions can get involved in this effort, as well

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

ACE’s New Infographic Highlights How The RFS Is An American Success Story

(HoosierAgToday)  For the second year in a row the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has created an ‘infographic’ promoting the benefits of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Entitled “An American Success Story,” the new infographic pinpoints how the RFS is accomplishing the goals set by Congress. “ACE’s infographic is a

March 27, 2013 Read Full Article

BSCS Seeks Teacher-Collaborators for Research Project Funded by the National Science Foundation DEADLINE March 31, 2013

(Biological Sciences Curriculum Study)  Teacher-collaborators will field test a 3-credit, online, graduate-level course designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and practice related to energy concepts. The course is titled Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Teachers (EMAT). Teacher-collaborators and their students will take part in a research study designed to measure the effects of

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The Bioenergy Farm Game

(Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center)  In this board game, players take on the role of bioenergy crop farmers trying to earn a living while being good environmental stewards. In the process, players explore the economic and environmental tradeoffs associated with growing different bioenergy crops. The game also serves as an

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Bioenergy Institute for Educators Now Accepting Applications for 2013! DEADLINE March 31, 2013

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Institute dates: June 24-29, 2013    Application dealdine: March 31, 2013, In this one-week summer program, teams of educators core areas of GLBRC research, get hands-on experience with our education materials, and delve into the development of inquiry-based classroom activities. Participants are expected to use materials from

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae to Biofuel

(Vermont Bioenergy)  Vermont researchers and entrepreneurs demonstrate their innovations in algae to biofuel R&D in the Northeast  WATCH VIDEO

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels: Good, But How Good?

by Thomas W. Kerlin (ISA Interchange)  …Plants convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar via photosynthesis using energy from the sun. The sugar undergoes further transformations within the plant. Carbohydrates, compounds composed entirely of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, are produced. They are large molecular chains made up of sugar links.

March 6, 2013 Read Full Article

What’s So Different about Biodiesel Fuel?

by Daniel Ciolkosz  (Pennsylvania State University)  …The sizes of the molecules in biodiesel and petroleum diesel are about the same, but they differ in chemical structure. Biodiesel molecules consist almost entirely of chemicals called fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), which contain unsaturated “olefin” components. Low-sulfur petroleum diesel, on the other

March 1, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA Releases “40 Facts About Ethanol” Video

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released a new video entitled “40 Facts About Ethanol.” It is a fast-paced, up-tempo, animated data-based review of ethanol past, present and future. To view this video, please visit www.EthanolRFA.org or RFA’s YouTube channel. A source list for the facts used is also available at www.EthanolRFA.org. “This

February 28, 2013 Read Full Article

BioFuel Enzyme Kit

(Vernier)  Bio-Rad Laboratories has developed an exciting new kit for investigating enzyme action as part of making biofuels that can be used with our SpectroVis Plus spectrophotometer. This is an excellent investigation for AP biology and college biology courses. The BioFuel Enzyme Kit measures the enzymatic activity of cellobiase. The reaction of the

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Business Academy Starts Campus Biodiesel Initiative Launching Nonfood Biodiesel Science Kit

(Biodiesel Business Academy/EnvironmentalExpert.com/Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP)) …The students now have the opportunity to make biodiesel from the nonfood oil . The Nonfood Biodiesel Science Kit developed by BBA scientists and education professionals. The kit is an engaging way for science classes to apply the basic skills and principles of chemistry. It

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Soy Biodiesel Education Kit Available Free to Indiana Teachers

(Indiana Soybean Alliance)  Indiana high school students now have the opportunity to make soy biodiesel from the vegetable oil found on grocery store shelves right in their science classrooms, thanks to the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA). The Soy Biodiesel Chemistry Kit was developed by Purdue University researchers and education professionals

December 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County Launches New Bio-Fuel Educational Outreach Tool.

(Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County)    Meeting the needs to provide educators information on research-driven information on renewable energy technology, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County launches a new Bio-Fuel Educational outreach tool geared for 8th/9th grades.  It is an electronically-available lesson that provides educators a complete, learning standard-ready information package. 

December 4, 2012 Read Full Article

DBI, DNREC Partner in Biofuel Education Project

by Laura Crozier (Delaware Biotechnology Institute)   As part of a five-year, $50,000 grant supporting state greenhouse gas reduction projects, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute has partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control… The Framework for Minimizing Energy Input and Environmental Impact in Delaware grant is a joint

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Could Sunflowers Turn Chicago Vacant Lots into a Source for Biofuels?

by Drew Kann (Medill Reports/NWI Times)  …Chicago Biofuels, a local company that specializes in collecting used cooking oils from city restaurants for conversion into biodiesel, planted sunflowers on the lot this summer and harvested them. Sunflower seeds can be pressed and the extracted oil can be used in a variety

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioenergy in the High School Classroom: Bioprospecting Lab

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Bioprospecting Lab: In collaboration with 2011 Research Experience for Teachers participant Craig Kohn and GLBRC scientists in Cameron Currie’s Lab at UW-Madison, we are developing a new lab sequence in which students search for cellulose-degrading microbes. …Wi In this video, Waterford Union High School teacher

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld

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 technology testbed, dubbed the Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership, or ATP3. Leveraging ASU’s extensive biology and

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Patterson Science Center Approves Demonstration Plot

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  The Patterson Science Center, in partnership with the Patterson Foundation and the Caldwell Green Commission, recently approved the establishment of a biofuels feedstock crop demonstration plot on the Patterson Campus in Caldwell County, N.C. The Patterson Science Center is a unique STEAAM (i.e., science, technology,

October 2, 2012 Read Full Article

DOE Biofuels Videos Available Online

(US Department of Energy)Lab Creates DOE ‘Breakthrough’ Video Highlighting Biofuels Research   Breaking down high-energy plants, such as switchgrass and miscanthus, cheaply and efficiently — and turning them into advanced biofuels — has long been the goal of biofuels’ research. JBEI’s success in engineering microbes to do exactly that has

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

EnergyPath 2012 Full of Inspiration

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  EnergyPath, a project of the Sustainable Energy Fund, provides a unique conference/workshop event to promote implementation of sustainable energy in Pennsylvania, in the broadest sense. Founded in 1999 via a settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility commission during the state’s electric deregulation proceedings,

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Diesel Technician Curriculum for Biodiesel Accredited by ASE

(Biodiesel Magazine/National Biodiesel Board)  …This week, the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation officially awarded the Automotive Service Excellence accreditation to the NBB Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians curriculum. NATEF is the body responsible for accrediting schools and curriculum nationwide. Dave Milne, president of the Automotive Training Managers Council, a division of ASE, presented the

June 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Summer Programs for Educators: Accepting Applications!

The Education and Outreach area of GLBRC supports and collaborates on a diverse array of programs, which complement our mission and goals. These programs mainly address the needs of K-12 and undergraduate learning communities, and topically address bioenergy-related issues ranging from biotechnology to sustainability. Click on the title to be

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Gold Eagle Helps Fuel Up Consumer Knowledge on Ethanol

(Gold Eagle/PR NewsWire)  Understanding Ethanol is as Easy as A,B,C and E Consumer curiosity about ethanol continues to rise as news swirls around possible new regulations and changes consumers may soon see at their local pump. While awareness of ethanol has increased over the past decade, many still don’t quite

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Infographic Illustrates How RFS is Working

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has released an ‘infographic’ entitled “It’s Working” which provides a vivid depiction of how the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) and ethanol are reducing oil imports and saving Americans money at the pump. …The infographic cites data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and other

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Cenusa Bioenergy Receives $25 Million Grant from USDA

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 Institute of Food and Agriculture, the project will develop a holistic plan to create

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Connecting Classrooms to Cutting-Edge Science

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Students in Craig Kohn’s biotechnology classroom are on the hunt for biomass degraders. Scavenging for unique samples in piles of leaves or compost bins, they can use a simple filter paper test to determine if microbes within each environmental sample are capable of growing on

March 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Fueling Education Loud and Clear: AIDB’s Biodiesel Program Provides Unparalleled Work Experience for Its Students

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Alabama native Helen Keller once said, “No one has the right to consume happiness without producing it.” The same could be said of biodiesel at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind in Talladega, Ala. Thanks to extensive local, state and federal collaboration and funding

March 2, 2012 Read Full Article
  Energypath 2012 and Energy Camps    June 25-29   Center Valley, PA

Energypath 2012 and Energy Camps June 25-29 Center Valley, PA

Come explore the future of energy at Energypath 2012. Conference and Expo June 28 & 29 2012 • Pre Conference Energy Camps June 25-27 held at DeSales University. During the week at Energypath, professional educators learn side by side with industry professionals and policy makers in over 100 classes in sustainable Energy. The week kicks

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol Now Available

(Renewable Fuel Association)  RFA’s most popular publications, the 2012 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol, are now available. The Outlook is an annual publication that catalogs the important statistics for America’s domestic ethanol industry while providing the most recent, up-to-date graphs, charts and facts about the production and

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Nuffield Council and Bioethics Publishes Biofuels Teaching Resources

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a set of teaching resources based on its report Biofuels: ethical issues. The resources introduce students to the advantages and disadvantages of different types of biofuels, and include case studies and a role play exercise to explore the drivers of the biofuels industry

January 23, 2012 Read Full Article

ACES 409 Bioenergy Systems – Online

(University of Illinois  Urbana-Champaign)  The Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research (CABER) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is offering an online class in bioenergy systems (ACES 409 XM) for the Spring 2012 semester. The online class will meet January 17

January 12, 2012 Read Full Article

OnSite Energy Partners with MSU’s Freeway to Fuels Project

by  Bryan Sims  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Having finished the first phase of exploring the feasibility of growing, harvesting and utilizing bioenergy crops last year on unconventional growing lands in Michigan, such as highway right-of-ways, vacant urban land and airport property, Michigan State University Extension has entered into the second phase of

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article
  Alternative Fuel Vehicles: New Technology, Refined Workforce Programs     November 30, 2011  Webinar  1:00PM ET

Alternative Fuel Vehicles: New Technology, Refined Workforce Programs November 30, 2011 Webinar 1:00PM ET

The American Association of Community Colleges’ SEED initiative and the National Council for Workforce Education invite you to a FREE webinar. Alternative fuel vehicles is a growing segment of the green economy. As market demand evolves and technologies emerge, community colleges will be at the center as they adapt existing

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Airbus Video Series Highlights Advanced Biofuels

(Airbus)  This video spotlights Airbus’ alternative fuels research programme, which is a core tenet of the company’s initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of air transport. Programme head Sebastien Remy reviews a range of viable options, from blends using existing aviation fuel to bio-fuels made from fast-growing algae. Flight test

November 18, 2011 Read Full Article
  University of Vermont Biomass to Biofuels Course   March 23 to April 28, 2012   Burlington, VT

University of Vermont Biomass to Biofuels Course March 23 to April 28, 2012 Burlington, VT

(University of Vermont)  Depleting fossil fuel reserves and adverse affects of fluctuating oil prices have renewed interest in alternative and sustainable sources of energy. The University of Vermont is actively involved in this area through research and instruction. Experts in following areas will provide hands-on instruction in various biofuels including:

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

South Florida Community College Seeks Grants to Start Bioenergy Program

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today)  With ethanol production poised to bring jobs and a major economic impact to Highlands County, South Florida Community College is partnering with biofuels companies to create a bioenergy education program. SFCC hopes to secure grant funding to create an educational program that will prepare individuals to

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

White Paper Answers Questions About Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new white paper released by Gold Eagle Co aims to answer questions about ethanol blended gasoline. Gold Eagle sells aftermarket fluids and additives such as STA-BIL Ethanol Performance Improver. “Petroleum Production, Distribution and Discussion of the use of Ethanol Blended Gasoline” answers such questions as, How is

September 16, 2011 Read Full Article

New Map Gives Public a Global View of Biofuel Development

by Karin Holzzknecht  (Center for International Forestry Research Forest Blog)  Assessing how biofuels affect forests and people’s livelihoods and how its production can be more sustainable has been made easier following the recent release of an interactive map which provides a geographical overview of biofuel production, consumption and investment around

September 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Questions that Anyone Discussing the Future of Personal Transportation Should Be Able to Discuss Knowledgeably

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) Background: With the understanding that if auto makers selling in the US intend to meet new 54.5 mpg CAFÉ standards, it is likely that they will build lighter weight, high performance engines that require high octane fuels.  If domestic fuel producers, especially the renewable

August 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Dodge City High School Teacher Gets Fired up about Research

by Mark Reagan (Dodge City Globe)  Dodge City High School biology teacher Shannon Ralph said she’ll never look at algae like she used to. Ralph spent six weeks this summer in Lawrence attending the Research Experience for Teachers and Shaping Inquiry from Feedlot to Tailpipe Grant (RET Shift) on the

August 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Gasoline Ethanol Blends and the Classic Auto

(Renewable Fuels Association)   The ongoing effort to alter gasoline to minimize its impact on the environment and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign crude oil has refocused attention on fuel quality issues. The increased use of ethanol, now in well over 90 percent of the nation’s gasoline, has prompted questions and sometimes raised

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Creating a High School Incubator in Biofuels Development from Lab Technique to Grant Writing—Sounds Impossible? See C2B’s Project in Green County, New York.

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “We’ll share information about educational materials and projects as we hear about them.  If you have developed teaching materials or projects about biofuels and advanced biofuels that you are willing to share, please contact us.” That request appears in each Advanced Biofuels USA newsletter. 

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Elsevier Launches Biofuel Research and Discovery Tool, Accelerating BioEnergy Research and Development

(PR NewsWire/Elesvier)  New Tool Enables the Successful Commercialisation of Alternative Energy Technologies Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Elsevier Biofuel, an online search and discovery tool that provides biofuel managers and research development professionals instant access to the highest

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Vermont's Biomass to Biofuels Course Brings Real World to Academia and Visa Versa

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Whoever thought of inviting “degree and non-degree seeking students, farmers, budding entrepreneurs, teachers (interested in developing curriculum, or projects at school or college levels) and others” to a university course on biomass to biofuels? Anju L. Dahiya , Ph.D., did in 2009 as Research

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

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