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USDA Announces New Insurance Pilot Program for Biofuel-Friendly Oilseed Crop with Potential to Create Jobs, Stimulate Rural Economies

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced a new pilot program of insurance for camelina beginning with the 2012 crop year. Camelina is an oilseed crop with the potential to create new renewable energy markets in the United States, generate rural

December 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Out from Solyndra’s Shadow

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/BIO)  Federal loan guarantees may be scuttled after the Solyndra affair – but should the baby really be thrown out with the bathwater? …But the programs’ untimely end may coincide with the first commercial successes for advanced biofuel projects, as several large-scale projects have begun to

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Validation: USDA Report Confirms Value of Distillers Grains

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent USDA report echoes what ethanol producers have said for years: distillers grains are a valuable addition to the nation’s feed supply and can be used to reduce any impact of increased corn use for ethanol by replacing more than its share of

November 16, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA ERS Report Offers RIN Price Outlook for Coming Decade

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA Economic Research Service has released a 24-page report offering an overview of renewable identification numbers (RINs) and outlining how the RIN market works in relation to the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The report’s authors suggest that understanding the RIN market can provide

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP) Grant Opportunity Solicitation Information Published Application Deadline February 1, 2012

(National Science Foundation)  A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  Growing evidence for the role of energy use in global change and awareness of limitations in our energy

November 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Georgia Offers Support for Biomass-to-Energy Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The 2011 Southeast Biomass Conference & Tradeshow kicked off in Atlanta today. Nearly 325 professionals and 60 exhibitors are taking part in this year’s event, which has a strong regional focus. Jill Stuckey, director of the Center of Innovation for Energy at the Georgia Environmental

November 3, 2011 Read Full Article

NREL Opens New Doors to Renewable Energy Data

(US Department of Energy)  Developer.nrel.gov empowers Web developers to use renewable energy data for Web and mobile applications The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory is home to a cornucopia of data on renewable energy, energy efficiency and alternative transportation. This week, NREL launched a new website that will

November 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Trick and Treat: Energy Loans under Review, as Hallowe’en Looms

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The fact that the US government doubled-down, by allegedly subordinating the loan to investments by a pair of hedge funds, during a Solyndra financial reorganization, is going to cost Energy Secretary a headache when he heads to a November 17th hearing on Capitol Hioll, and possibly

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Biomass Program Releases “Land-Use Change and Bioenergy” Summary Report

(US Department of Energy)  The Biomass Program released the “Land-Use Change and Bioenergy” summary report. This publication describes the Biomass Program’s efforts to examine the intersection of land-use change and bioenergy production. It outlines legislation requiring land-use change assessments, key data and modeling challenges, and the research needs to better

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Releases New Version of GREET Model

(US Department of Energy)  With support from the Biomass Program, as well as other DOE programs, including the Vehicle Technologies, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Geothermal Technologies programs, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has completed and released a new version of the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET)

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Losing Government Loan Option

by Philip Brasher (Gannett/Des Moines Register)   Developers of biofuels already have been struggling to attract private investment. Now they’ll have even fewer financing options with the sunsetting of the loan guarantee program that financed failed solar-panel maker Solyndra. …But the program funded with money from the 2009 economic stimulus

October 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Some Clean-Energy Firms Found U.S. Loan-Guarantee Program a Bad Bet

by Steven Mufson and Carol D. Leonnig    (The Washington Post)  …The Obama administration’s vaunted initiative to catalyze the U.S. clean-energy industry — under attack for betting half a billion dollars on the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra, which closed last month — has become a case study of what can go wrong when a

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

SAFER Makes Information about Farm Bill Energy Program Proposed Cuts

(Southeast Agriculture and Forestry Energy Resources Alliance)  As you know, Congress is in the midst of negotiations regarding FY2012 appropriations for the Farm Bill. Of particular interest to SAFER is the proposed cuts to the Farm Bill’s energy programs — the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), the Biomass Crop

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

SDTC Announces Call for Statement of Interest Applications for Clean Technology Funding

(Sustainable Development Technology Canada)  If you have an innovative clean technology, we want to hear from you. That is the message Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) sent out today as it announced its 20th round of funding, which will be open until October 19, 2011. “We are looking for technology

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization

Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian Wensel, Shulin Chen  (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The Chinese government is vigorously promoting commercialization of renewable energy and bioproducts, given environmental issues plus food, energy, and national security concerns, according to Chinese industry experts at the August 2010 “China Bioenergy Workshop”

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

New USGS Marcellus Shale Anaylsis Drastically Cuts DOE Estimates

by David Hughes (Post Carbon Institute)  This week the USGS released anew assessment of gas resources in the Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin. The report is a reasonable effort by the USGS to sort out some of the wheat from the chaff. The 84 Tcf technically recoverable undiscovered resource for the

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

The True Cost of the Military’s Oil Addiction

(CNN Money)  Among the many incentives pushing the military to use less oil, reducing the number of casualties it takes to protect vulnerable fuel convoys is one of the most important. 1 in 8 soldiers killed or wounded in Iraq in 2003-2007 were protecting fuel convoys. READ MORE and MORE

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Berkeley Lab Opens Advanced Biofuels Facility

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  The ailing United States’ economy would receive a much needed boost with the commercial development of a domestic source of transportation fuel – especially if that fuel were to be clean, green and renewable, and could replace gasoline on a gallon-for gallon basis in today’s engines

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuel Could Revive Farmlands Conservation Program

by Tiffany Stecker (ClimateWire/Scientific American)  A study looks into giving farmers permission to harvest cellulosic feedstocks on land set aside for wetlands and wildlife conservation Growing cellulosic feedstocks on federally subsidized conservation land could balance the biofuels emissions equation to be completely carbon-neutral, a study suggests. For conventional bioenergy feedstocks like corn

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

EurObserv’ER Biofuels Barometer Available: The Growth in Biofuel Consumption Slowed Down in 2010

(EurObserv’ER) …The EurObserv’ER Barometer regularly publishes indicators reflecting the current dynamics in renewable energies (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass, biogas, biofuels) worldwide and within the European Union. In ‘The State of Renewable Energies in Europe’ two additional technologies have been assessed: solar thermal electricity, small hydropower and ocean energy. The EurObserv’ER barometer is a project

August 4, 2011 Read Full Article

GI Joe, Funding Man from Head to Toe: The DoD and Drop-In Biofuels at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the Defense Department looks at its options to directly jump-start drop-in biofuels production at scale, we look at the Defense Production Act – the rationale, the process, the funding, and energy’s role In Washington, a report from WSJ states that the DOD is investigating the

July 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Led By DoD, Federal Government Hoping To Fund Biorefineries

by Yuliya Chernova   (Wall Street Journal)  The Department of Defense, an emerging market force in biofuels, is working on a new program to finance non-petroleum fuel production, in collaboration with the departments of energy and agriculture, according to people familiar with the situation. The Defense Department is considering invoking the

July 1, 2011 Read Full Article

The Jobless Recovery, Biofuels, Eency-Weency Balance Sheets, and You

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – ho-hum, you say, and I think I hear you yawning. …“Invent here, make elsewhere” is a failed industrial policy, according to a PCAST report, “Ensuring Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing,” released this week…. …If there another

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article
  2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings  Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be conducting detailed biennial peer review meetings of its activities throughout the first half of 2011. The process will begin with platform reviews of the Program’s six technology areas between February

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Projects to Provide Increased Renewable Energy Production, Reduce Reliance on Foreign Oil

(US Department of Agriculture)  Projects Further Obama Administration’s Effort to Produce Clean Home-Grown Energy, Create Sustainable Rural Jobs Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the establishment of four additional Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) project areas to promote the cultivation of crops that can be processed into renewable energy. Acreage

June 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

(US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee) The House Appropriations Committee today (May 23, 2011) released the subcommittee draft of the fiscal year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be marked up in the Agriculture Subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation continues the trend of major spending reductions sought by the Republican majority,

May 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Development Showcase: Champagne-Ardennes, France

by Jim Lane and Ben Lazarus (Biofuels Digest)  …To be an ideal location for bioenergy projects, a site must have an advantaged combination of feedstock, infrastructure for production and distribution. Access to local markets is a plus, incentives help, and vision is a must. Vision, how does that help? There

May 20, 2011 Read Full Article

An Update on the US Energy Department’s Loan Programs

by Jonathan Silver (US Department of Energy)  …One of the three types of loans or loan guarantees offered by our office – Section 1705 loan guarantees from the Recovery Act – will expire by statute on September 30, 2011. To qualify, projects must have commenced construction and closed their loan

May 18, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil

Projects will help develop sustainable, renewable biofuels in the U.S. As part of the Obama Administration’s comprehensive plan to address rising gas prices, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a total of $47 million to fund eight research and development projects that will

May 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Development Gets a Boost at NREL’s New Biorefinery Research Facility

by Mark Rosenzweig  (Sustainable Planet) …However, moving promising biofuels technology from the lab to demonstration scale often poses a significant financial as well as technical hurdle. Now, though, developers can take advantage of an expanded government research facility. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden,

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Welcome Bill Transforming Current Ethanol Tax Policy

(Renewable Fuel Association)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today praised the legislation offered by a bipartisan group of senators, led by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, to responsibly transition and transform current ethanol tax policy. This

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Sen. Bingaman Eyes Committee Vote on Clean-Energy Agency

by Ben Geman (The Hill/E2Wire)  Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is planning a committee vote before Memorial Day on legislation that would create a federal “Clean Energy Deployment Administration” to jump-start the commercialization of green technologies. …CEDA is designed to provide an array of financing

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Department of Education Starts Award for 'Green' Schools

(US Department of Education)  The U.S. Department of Education announced today the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments and teaching environmental literacy. The new awards program will be run by the Education Department with the support of the

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research grants awarded to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Director Roger

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Governors Call for Improved Corn-for-Ethanol Reporting

(Western Farm Press)  A coalition of 34 U.S. governors from Washington to New York to Texas have called on U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to alter the way his department reports the use of corn for ethanol production. They argue that it downplays the growing importance of distillers grains to

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue

by Gene L. Dodaro (Comptroller General of the United States/US Government Accountability Office)  …Domestic ethanol production: Congress supported domestic ethanol production through a $5.4 billion tax credit program in 2010 and through a renewable fuel standard that applies to transportation fuels used in the United States. The ethanol tax credit and the renewable

March 7, 2011 Read Full Article

A Revised and Expanded Food Dollar Series: A Better Understanding of Our Food Costs

by Patrick Canning (US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service)  A new ERS food dollar series measures annual expenditures on domestically produced food by individuals living in the United States and provides a detailed answer to the question “For what do our food dollars pay?” This new data product replaces

February 27, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Launches One-Stop Shop Biofuels Website

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a new interactive website meant to integrate a wide variety of data and resources related to bioenergy in an attempt to provide a holistic view of bioenergy and inspire collaboration among industry experts. According to

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Accomplishments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

by Tom Vilsack (USDA)  At President Obama’s direction, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working hard to unleash the power of America’s innovators and entrepreneurs to build a green energy economy.   By producing renewable energy – especially biofuels – America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities have incredible potential to help ensure

January 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Loan Guarantees To Gain Steam in 2011: The DOE’s View

by Jonathan Silver (DOE/Biofuels Digest)  …After a year of unprecedented growth, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has emerged as one of the largest and most productive project finance organizations in the world.  Through low-cost, long-tenor loans and loan guarantees, the LPO has succeeded in accelerating the

January 26, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Grants to Boost Sustainable Bioenergy Education

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced January 18, 2011, two grants that will create educational opportunities in math and science for students interested in bioenergy and bio-based products. “Bioenergy and bio-based products hold vast potential as the foundation for new technologies and opportunities that could have a

January 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

(US Department of Energy)  …As part of the Department of Energy’s comprehensive strategy to support the production of advanced biofuels, Secretary Chu also announced the launch of a new online collaboration tool and data resource focused on bioenergy.  The “Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework” allows researchers, policymakers and investors to share

January 21, 2011 Read Full Article

Oil Industry Tax Issues in the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Proposal

by Robert Pirog (Congressional Research Service)  …These proposals included repeal of the enhanced oil recovery and marginal well tax credits, repeal of the expensing of intangible drilling costs, repeal of the deduction for tertiary injectants, repeal of passive loss exceptions for working interests in oil and natural gas properties, elimination

January 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Look Out — Oil Prices to Hit $200 a Barrel by 2035, Projection Shows

by John Funk  (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)  Americans who are upset about $3 gasoline won’t like the latest long-term projection from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Over the next 25 years, even as the nation’s thirst for oil lessens, global demand for petroleum will soar. And that means there will be

December 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Secretary Chu Announces up to $30 Million for Research to Advance the Next Generation of Biofuels

(U.S. Department of Energy)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced the Department is now accepting applications for up to $30 million in total funding for small-scale process integration projects that support the development of advanced biofuels that will be able to replace gasoline or diesel without requiring special upgrades

December 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Country-Fried Biofuels

by Shannon Brescher Shea  (U.S. Department of Energy)  But a more humdrum risk of deep-frying is improperly disposing of the grease. Pouring it down the drain, which can clog municipal pipes and pollute local waterways, is actually illegal in many places. A better option is to have it recycled into biodiesel.

December 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Obama May Kill Key DOE Loan Guarantee Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Washington, the Obama Administration developed and has been debating an option to kill the Section 1705 DOE Loan Guarantee program, and transfer remaining funds to a pool for Section 1603 investment tax credits that, as currently structured, are unavailable for biofuels. Solar, wind win, biofuels lose

November 8, 2010 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy, Cobalt to Develop Military Jet Biofuel

by Andrew Nusca (SmartPlanet)  The U.S. Navy and Mountain View, Calif.-based biofuel outfit Cobalt Technologies on Wednesday agreed to jointly develop military jet fuel converted from biobutanol. Under the new agreement, Cobalt’s biobutanol will be converted to bio-jet and biodiesel fuels using technology developed at the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center

November 3, 2010 Read Full Article

New Reports Reinforce Need to Expand Biofuel Production

by Bob Dinneen  (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  Given the latest news from two government reports, we need to start changing the “drill baby drill” chant to “distill baby distill.” One study, from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently concluded in a soon-to-be-published paper, that indirect land use change

October 29, 2010 Read Full Article

Building Bioenergy-Savvy Educators

By Linda Brozyna (Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center)  For most, the ideal summer vacation does not include donning lab goggles, performing hands on field research or analyzing data. The teachers who participated in the 2010 Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) Bioenergy Institute for Educators, however, looked forward to being students again.

October 28, 2010 Read Full Article

US Energy Information Administration Indicates Growth in Renewable Energy

(AZO CleanTech)  A recent data released by the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates the growing role of renewable energy sources in the national growth. …Wind energy has increased its percentage of growth by 21.4% and currently constitutes nearly 11% of the total renewable energy. The percentage of

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the Risks and Benefits of Biofuels Development

(United Nations Environment Programme) Water, land use change and invasive species are key factors that must be addressed alongside greenhouse gas cuts Water could determine the degree to which bioenergy can contribute to combating climate change by reducing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

NREL Releases Biomass Mapping Application

by Jennifer Runyon  (Renewable Energy World) A mapping application shows where bio-energy facilities are located now and where more could be developed. With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Blue Skyways Collaborative and DOE’s Biomass Program, NREL has developed a cool new web portal that may lead to more

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022

by Mark Gehlhar, Ashley Winston, and Agapi Somwaru   (USDA Economic Research Service)   Achieving greater energy security by reducing dependence on foreign petroleum is a goal of U.S. energy policy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) calls for a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2), which mandates that the United States

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Biofuels as Prepared for Delivery at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

(EIN News/USDA)   …USDA announced assistance under the Recovery Act for 334 broadband expansions designed to reach more than 6 million people and 250,000 businesses in rural and remote areas. …By launching the USDA led effort “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” we began to promote better linkage between local producers

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Dept. of Energy Researchers: ILUC Impact “Minimal to Zero”

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The unproven notion that expanded U.S. ethanol production means new acres around the world must be brought into cultivation is taking another blow.  In  a soon-to-be published paper,  researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory conclude that indirect land use change (ILUC) resulting from

October 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs

by Brent D. Yacobucci (Congressional Research Service)   …Ethanol and biodiesel, the two most widely used biofuels, receive significant government support under federal law in the form of mandated fuel use, tax incentives, loan and grant programs, and certain regulatory requirements. The 22 programs and provisions listed in this report have been

October 12, 2010 Read Full Article

NREL Releases BioEnergy Atlas – a Comprehensive Biomass Mapping Application

(US Department of Energy)  BioEnergy Atlas, a Web portal that provides access to two bioenergy analysis and mapping tools, was released September 28, 2010, by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The visualization screening tools, BioPower and BioFuels Atlas, allow users to layer related bioenergy data onto a

October 6, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Seeks Applications from Producers to Conduct Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced September 7, 2010, the availability of funding under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy systems for agriculture producers and rural small businesses. “Renewable energy production represents a promising revenue source for America’s producers while meeting the nation’s

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Sugar Stakeholders Seek Palace Assistance

by James Konstantin Galvez  (The Manila Times)   Some 100 sugarcane industry stakeholders asked the support of the Department of Agriculture during a recent dialogue in providing the necessary equipment in the mechanization of sugarcane production for both sugar and ethanol. Sugarcane farmers, particularly members of sugar Mill District Development Committees

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

America’s Number One Smartphone Locates America’s Number One Alternative Fuel

(Renewable Fuels Association)  E85 fuel? There’s an app for that. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is proud to announce the new iPhone application used to help flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) drivers access the latest, most accurately geo-coded E85 stations throughout the United States. Developed by Digital Laundry, a Customer Experience Consultancy,

July 19, 2010 Read Full Article

DOE Breaks Down Market Barriers with Online Technology Commercialization Portal

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the launch of the Technology Commercialization Portal—an online resource that will serve as a tool for potential investors to identify opportunities to invest in work being conducted by DOE laboratories and participating research institutions. Traditionally, investors, entrepreneurs, and companies

July 6, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA Report Punches Another Hole in Land Use Change Theory

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The amount of land dedicated to crops in the United States has dropped for the second straight year in 2010, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report, which shows total cropland has declined 6 million acres since 2008, is further evidence

July 1, 2010 Read Full Article

America Has Lost More Than Twenty-three Million Acres of Agricultural Land

(American Farmland Trust)  —“The findings from the 2007 National Resources Inventory (NRI) serve as a stark reminder that our nation’s agricultural land base—and the benefits it supplies—is threatened by poorly planned development,” says Jon Scholl, President of American Farmland Trust (AFT). The NRI is a survey of the nation’s non-federal

May 3, 2010 Read Full Article

US Military Warns Oil Output May Dip Causing Massive Shortages by 2015

by Terry Macalister  (The Guardian)  …The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact. The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces

April 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Sustainable Bioenergy: Role of Geospatial Science and Technology

Budhedra Bhaduri (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)   This session started with a talk given by moderator Budhedra Bhaduri who emphasized the role of geospatial science and technology in sustainable bioenergy. She presented the Geographic Information System (GIS) that includes computer software and databases of all forms of geographically referenced information Four

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

US Environmental Protection Agency Interactive Map Updated

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites initiative Web site has been updated. Some of the highlights of the updated Web site are below.    The Google Earth interactive mapping tool, national and state maps and public spreadsheet have

January 6, 2010 Read Full Article

EIA Energy Outlook Projects Moderate Growth in U.S. Energy Consumption, Greater Use of Renewables, and Reduced Oil and Natural Gas Imports

The Annual Energy Outlook 2010 (AEO2010) reference case released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents updated projections for U.S. energy consumption and production through 2035. “Our projections show that existing policies that stress energy efficiency and alternative fuels, together with higher energy prices, curb energy consumption growth and

December 17, 2009 Read Full Article

US Dept. of Energy Secretary Chu Announces Climate REDI

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the launch of a new initiative to promote clean energy technologies in developing countries.  Secretary Chu also welcomed progress under the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) and invited his counterparts in MEF and other countries to a first-ever Clean Energy Ministerial next

December 15, 2009 Read Full Article

Inside DOE: A Look at How the $564 Million Integrated Bioenergy Grant Process Operated

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “What you win is the right to negotiate,” chuckles Jim Imbler, CEO of ZeaChem, reflecting on the company’s recent success in winning one of the DOE’s recently announced 19 awards for integrated bioenergy pilot and demonstration projects — totaling $564 million, the largest set of awards

December 14, 2009 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Announces Fellows Program

ARPA-E announces the creation of the “ARPA-E Fellows Program” and invites America’s next generation of leading energy innovators to help shape our nation’s energy future. ARPA-E Fellows will be competitively selected from the best and the brightest up and coming researchers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. energy sector. Participants in

December 9, 2009 Read Full Article

DOE and USDA Select Projects for more than $24 Million in Biomass Research and Development Grants

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy today announced projects selected for more than $24 million in grants to research and develop technologies to produce biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products.  Of the $24.4 million announced today, DOE plans to invest up to $4.9 million with USDA contributing up to

November 13, 2009 Read Full Article

US House Agriculture Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Future of Next Generation Biofuels

Tim Holden (D-PA) chair of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, held hearings concentrating on the future of next generation biofuels.   Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development in the U.S. Department of Agriculture admitted in prepared testimony that “Advanced biofuels hold the potential to transform America’s fuel

October 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Cleantech Group Announce Launch of Government Funding Resource

The publicly available tool–driven by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati content–aggregates and frequently updates the numerous financing opportunities, such as grants, loan guarantees, tax credits, and other programs, being offered by federal and state governments. Users are able to search by industry sector, as well as by state-by-state resources. The

October 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Report Examines Hidden Health and Environmental Costs Of Energy Production and Consumption In U.S.

… Damages per vehicle mile traveled were remarkably similar among various combinations of fuels and technologies — the range was 1.2 cents to about 1.7 cents per mile traveled — and it is important to be cautious in interpreting small differences, the report says.  Nonclimate-related damages for corn grain ethanol

October 24, 2009 Read Full Article

NREL, EPA Publish Resource on Advancing Bioenergy

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, and the US Environmental Protection Agency have published a “State Bioenergy Primer: Information and Resources for States on Issues, Opportunities, and Options for Advancing Bioenergy” aimed at state-level policy makers and available to everyone free online.   Many information resources are available that

October 2, 2009 Read Full Article

Resource Documents on Ethanol Importation and Tariffs

Doug Newman, Ethanol Trade Analyst for the US International Trade Commission, has provided tables and a presentation which summarize amounts of ethanol imports to the US by source location and tariffs paid, along with a presentation which includes an outline of an ethanol market overview, and  discussions of domestic policy vehicles and

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

US DOE Accepting Applications for Loans to Leading Edge Biofuels Projects

 Section 1705 of Title XVII authorizes the Secretary of Energy (“Secretary”) to make loan guarantees under this section, notwithstanding Section 1703, for only three categories of projects that commence construction no later than September 30, 2011: (1) “renewable energy systems, including incremental hydropower, that generate electricity or thermal energy and

August 24, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

Obama Administration Announces Billions in Lending Authority for Renewable Energy Projects and to Modernize the Grid

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced  that the Department of Energy will provide up to $30 billion in loan guarantees, depending on the applications and market conditions, for renewable energy projects.  Another $750 million will support several billion dollars more in loan guarantees for projects that increase the reliability, efficiency

July 31, 2009 Read Full Article

US Dept of Energy Office of Biomass Programs Peer Review Presentations Available

All Programs in the U.S Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, are required to conduct a Peer Review of their funded projects on an annual or biannual schedule.  The Office of Biomass Program (OBP) conducts these reviews by hosting a series of Project Peer Reviews for each of

July 17, 2009 Read Full Article

Biomass 2009 Conference Presentations Available Online

Every spring, the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Biomass Program hosts a FREE 2-day conference and expo exploring biomass as an energy source.   The Biomass Program works with industry, academia and national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolion of research in biomass feedstocks and

June 3, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

Suggestions to Improve ARPA-E

Robert Kozak, Advanced Biofuels USA board member and president of Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc., has written to US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu with suggestions for improving the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) with particular attention to the procedures instituted for its first funding opportunity application.   Download PDF letter

June 3, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Partially Extends Deadline

The deadline for applications submissions for this first solicitation for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E  has been extended to June 10.  However, the deadline to obtain control number  required to apply has not been extended.  READ MORE

June 2, 2009 Read Full Article

President Announces Biofuels Interagency Working Group

On May 5, President Obama announced steps to further his Administration’s commitment to advance biofuels research and commercialization.  Specifically, he signed a Presidential Directive establishing a Biofuels Interagency Working Group, announced additional Recovery Act funds for renewable fuel projects, and also announced his Administration’s notice of a Proposed Rulemaking on

May 20, 2009 Read Full Article

Secretary Chu Announces Recovery Act Funds to Accelerate Biofuels Research and Commercialization

… “Developing the next generation of biofuels is key to our effort to end our dependence on foreign oil and address the climate crisis — while creating millions of new jobs that can’t be outsourced,” Secretary Chu said. “With American investment and ingenuity — and resources grown right here at

May 13, 2009 Read Full Article

Federal “Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy” (ARPA-E) Created

In late April, 2009, President Obama announced the launching of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a new Department of Energy organization modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the defense agency that gave us the Internet, stealth aircraft, and many other technological breakthroughs. ARPA-E will provide access to

May 4, 2009 Read Full Article

Federal Energy Frontier Research Center Awards

The White House announced on April 27, 2009, that the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science will invest $777 million in Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) over the next five years.  In a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy, 46 new multi-million-dollar

May 4, 2009 Read Full Article

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Posts Biofuels Guide on Senate Web Site

To help individuals and corporations navigate and access the various federal programs and grants available, Senator Cantwell has released a comprehensive biofuels guide. READ MORE

March 19, 2009 0 comment Read Full Article

A DOE Perspective on Sustainability

Zia Haq, US Department of Energy’s Office of the Biomass Program, describes DOE’s programs with regard to sustainable biofuels development and implementation.   From the plenary session of DOE’s Biomass 2009 conference.  Download PDF

March 17, 2009 Read Full Article

Industrial Biotechnology in China Amidst Changing Market Conditions

by Elizabeth Nesbitt (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The increasing use of industrial biotechnology by the Chinese liquid biofuels and chemical industries is expected to help offset energy security and environmental concerns generated by China’s robust economic growth. The expanding use of bioprocesses to produce products such as fuel ethanol and bioplastics is also

February 27, 2009 Read Full Article

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