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ASU, CSU, NREL Share in $3.5 Million Algae Project
October 11, 2017 – 10:45 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Colorado State University scientists and Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation are partners in a three-year grant of up to $3.5 million from the Department of Energy, aimed …

NREL Selected to Spearhead $3.5 Million DOE Project to Advance Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts
October 4, 2017 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Kathy Cisar (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to lead a new project, for up to $3.5 million, with the …

Energy Department Announces $3.5 Million for the Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2) Additional Selection
September 26, 2017 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of one additional project, for up to $3.5 million, as part of the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Advanced Algal Systems Program funding …

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

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

UT Algae Research
September 15, 2017 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Toledo, Ohio, has certainly seen its share of unwanted algae over the past years. Now, a new research program is looking toward the potential of turning that algae into useful products. The …

Solving a Sweet Problem for Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals
June 30, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Arizona State University)  Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology that would lead to a cheaper alternative to gasoline.
That research challenge led …

From Sun to Pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel
June 21, 2017 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.   READ MORE

Algae Industry Magazine Announces 2017 Readers Poll Winners
June 2, 2017 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae Industry Magazine announced winners in its 2017 Readers Poll in the following categories: Algae Ambassador; Save Our World Application; Political Event or Action that Impacted Our Industry; Culinary Innovation, Chef, Recipe …

Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona
May 23, 2017 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will let gas stations …

Smoking Gun Found in Biofuels’ Billion Dollar Baby Brawl?
April 3, 2017 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  But almost nothing about the Billion Dollar Baby Brawl has been standard fare as Aemetis, Edeniq, a string of investors and more lawyers than you can easily chain to …

Student Scientist Uses Algae to Filter out Lead Contaminated Water
February 5, 2017 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

A senior at Tucson, Arizona’s Immaculate Heart High School, Amanda Minke’s goal is to find ways to create clean lead-free water for small rural communities around the world. For the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition …

NexSteppe Is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100
January 24, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose …

Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding The Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy
January 17, 2017 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Frances White (Renewable Energy World/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight’s natural hues. …

Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership Workshop on Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures — March 13–17, 2017 — Mesa, Arizona
December 29, 2016 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership Workshop on Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures   —   March 13–17, 2017   —    Mesa, Arizona

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public …

NexSteppe Malibu Sweet Sorghum and Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum Approved for Commercial Sale in South Africa
December 15, 2016 – 8:42 pm | No Comment

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today that the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has approved four NexSteppe sorghum hybrids …

Gevo Enters On-Road Automobile Gasoline Market in Houston
November 14, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Expands on Previously Announced Partnership with Musket Corporation  —  Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that gasoline blended with its isobutanol and marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. …

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road
October 19, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at …

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona
October 13, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen for miles. It looms over …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui
October 7, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Algae for Wastewater Treatment — October 23, 2016 — Glendale, AZ
September 19, 2016 – 10:49 pm | No Comment
Algae for Wastewater Treatment   —   October 23, 2016   —   Glendale, AZ

State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are increasingly moving toward tertiary wastewater treatment as a means to mitigate the environmental impacts of nitrogen, phosphorus, heavy metals and other components of traditional wastewater treatment systems. …

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing — November 7-11, 2016 — Mesa, AZ
September 19, 2016 – 10:13 pm | No Comment
Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing   —  November 7-11, 2016   —   Mesa, AZ

This workshop will take place the week of November 7-11, 2016 at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology & Innovation (AzCATI) in Mesa, Arizona. Presentations will cover practical applications of growing and managing microalgal cultures …

Algae for Wastewater Treatment Forum — October 23, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ
August 24, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
Algae for Wastewater Treatment Forum   —   October 23, 2016   —   Phoenix, AZ

Opportunities in Operational Energy Efficiency, Product Recovery and Low Cost Systems  —  State regulators, municipalities and other industrialized jurisdictions are increasingly moving toward tertiary wastewater treatment as a means to mitigate the environmental impacts of …

Insights About Green Jobs from Bioenergy 2016
July 26, 2016 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Janine Finnell (Advanced Biofuels USA/Leaders in Energy) I attended the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation” conference held in Washington DC from July 12-14, 2016.  There were 17 breakout …

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae
July 17, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon …

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal
June 17, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced that it partnered with Musket …

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign
June 16, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is …

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment
June 3, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by  Jennifer Blackburn (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/MyPlainView.com) The Sorghum Checkoff announced Thursday a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program field day at the University of …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS
May 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the …

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D
May 17, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located in Arizona, California, North Carolina, …

Science Teacher Plans First Coast-to-Coast Biofuel Flight
March 23, 2016 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Megan Elliott (Flying Magazine)  First transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. — High-school science teacher Ross McCurdy is planning the first transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. …

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project
March 3, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Arizona Charter Academy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will …

Fuel of the Future
February 24, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  UD scientist’s research shows promise in creating sustainable algae-based biofuels  —  At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ DEADLINE: March 16, 2016
February 10, 2016 – 7:27 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ    DEADLINE:  March 16, 2016

Submit an Abstract to the Largest Algae Biomass Conference in the World!
The first priority deadline is March 16, 2016.
The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2016 Algae …

Sups Seek to Clarify New Biofuel Plant Rules
February 3, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  New definitions and regulations for the construction of biofuel production plants were approved by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday, but members asked for the ordinance to be clarified …

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant
January 26, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Energy to …

Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures — February 15-19, 2016 — Mesa, AZ
January 17, 2016 – 7:50 pm | No Comment
Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures   —   February 15-19, 2016  —  Mesa, AZ

On February 15-19, 2016, the ATP3 Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership at AzCATI, on the Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, in Mesa, Arizona, will be presenting “Routine Measurement and Biochemical Analysis of Microalgal Cultures.”
This laboratory-intensive workshop …

Algae Biomass Summit — October 23-27, 2016 — Phoenix, AZ
January 17, 2016 – 7:33 pm | No Comment
Algae Biomass Summit   —   October 23-27, 2016  —  Phoenix, AZ

The 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place October 23-27, 2016 at the Renaissance Glendale Phoenix Hotel & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. ABO expects more than 600 attendees from countries around the world to come …

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
January 11, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders. They are also superb educators …

University of Delaware Researchers Develop Algae Biofuels
December 28, 2015 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware/Biomass Magazine)   … At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere.

Many …

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

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

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power
October 28, 2015 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.  —  … It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that runs on solar power during …

County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research
October 26, 2015 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma is prompting the county to consider amending its zoning ordinance to allow for increased activity …

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm
September 24, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most interesting microorganisms on the planet,” …

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program
August 21, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae.
According to the …

State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs
August 10, 2015 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. … Whether through open ponds, raceways or closed photobioreactors (PBR), growing algae is both …

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants
August 5, 2015 – 9:28 am | No Comment

TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects uniquely integrate agriculture, information technology, and engineering communities to design …

What’s up with Algae Now?
July 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project …

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae
July 10, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon …

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop
June 25, 2015 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts
to bring products to market  —  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department …

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops
June 19, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture
In Washington, ARPA-E announced awards totaling $30 million for projects seeking to accelerate the development of …

Local Elementary, High School Students Exhibit Algae Projects at Arizona State University
April 27, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Arizona State University)  Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus hosted the Night of the Open Door on Feb. 20, an occasion to highlight clubs and organizations that dedicate themselves to science. The Arizona Center for Algae …

Rubber Security
March 31, 2015 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars — what about the petroleum in the tires?  Rubber security, as it turns out, offers …

Revolutionary Road (Materials)
March 26, 2015 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The cost of replacing crumbling roads will tumble, with the introduction of an Arizona Chemical additive that enables more low-cost recycled asphalt to be used.   Could a biobased $100 billion …

Reimagine Phoenix: Transforming Trash into Resources–RFP–Deadline April 14, 2015
March 23, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(City of Phoenix)  The city of Phoenix is issuing a Call for Innovators (CFI) and a Request for Proposals (RFP) for entrepreneurs and innovators with market-ready and emerging technologies or manufacturing processes that transform trash …

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing — Novermber 9-13, 2015 — Mesa, AZ
March 17, 2015 – 12:44 pm | One Comment
Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing  —   Novermber 9-13, 2015 —  Mesa, AZ

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public …

Green Expectations
March 10, 2015 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with a natural-gas-fired power plant.
By harnessing CO2, sunlight, saltwater and algae, Algenol’s technology takes only 25 …

Biofuel Industry Criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS Bill
February 27, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015. The bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake, …

Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate
February 27, 2015 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA))  U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to repeal a law that drives up the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries.
The Toomey-Feinstein Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination …

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions
February 16, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate. But when it comes to brutal environments, this seaside shrub is no pushover.  Seashore Mallow …

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project
February 11, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School
Thanks to …

Message to the Masses
December 11, 2014 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch screen computers, educational displays, movies and more, to educate visitors about ethanol and other biofuels.

Curt …

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

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

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing November 3-7, 2014 Mesa, AZ
October 16, 2014 – 3:24 pm | No Comment
Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing     November 3-7, 2014   Mesa, AZ

This November 3-7, ATP3 in Arizona is hosting a workshop for those interested in learning algae cultivation and processing techniques. These workshops are a must for any company or individual that wants to make the …

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale
October 2, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae a commercial crop for feed, fuel and pharma, soon?
This week at the Algae Biomass Summit, …

ABB, Renewable Algal Energy Collaborate to Commercialize Algae Production for Renewable Fuels, Nutraceuticals
August 4, 2014 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(ABB, Renewable Algal Energy)  ABB technology for control and efficiency of algae harvesting and conversion process; algae used for nutritional supplements, animal feed and fuel
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that it …

Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye
July 25, 2014 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Gardner (Purdue University)  … Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to …

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014
July 21, 2014 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae industry’s exciting growth that is creating new jobs, new sources of domestic fuels, food, feed …

Heliae Expands Global Footprint With First Joint Venture in Japan
July 1, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

(Heliae/MarketWired/Digital Journal)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced a partnership with Japan-based Sincere Corporation, a waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a …

US Navy Supports ASU’s Development of Algae-Based Biofuels
May 29, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Mason  (Arizon State University Light Works)  The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not be readily apparent, said Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, …

Arizona Students Showcase Algae Research for the Public
April 24, 2014 – 10:01 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students from three Arizona universities will demonstrate their algae research projects at an Innovation Showcase May 1, in Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and again during a formal public presentation …

Schott, Heliae, Arizona State University Partner to Showcase Algae Technology
February 18, 2014 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Heliae/Biodiesel Magazine) Schott North America, Heliae and Arizona State University announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, Schott, a global leader in glass innovation, financed a Helix photobioreactor …

Firefighters Turned Chemists: Rio Rico Fire Leading Charge on Biodiese
February 18, 2014 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Rikki Mitchell (KGUN 9 News)  … “There’s a lot of technical processes to go through and there’s a few of us that know how to do it,” said Patrick McCarthy, public information officer for Rio Rico Fire.
The …

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

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

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

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

Yulex Corporation Opens Guayule Seed & Genetics Center
January 21, 2014 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

(Yulex/Reuters)  Yulex Corporation, an agricultural biomaterials company, today announced the opening of a Seed & Genetics Center focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of …

Gilbert Company Grows Algae with Hope of Profiting from Its Many Uses
January 6, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Randazzo  (The Republic/AZCentral.com)  Inside a greenhouse operated by Heliae Development, paddle wheels tranquilly push along green-tinted water in a large, oval raceway, gently churning the water and ushering it through a continuous loop …

Groundbreaking Algae Research Continues at Pecos: AgriLife Research Shares $8 Million Grant
December 6, 2013 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Steve Byrns (AgriLife Today)  Pecos is usually egg-frying hot, bone dry and much of the groundwater is brackish, but Texas A&M AgriLife Research personnel know the area is prime real estate for conducting algae research, …

‘Operation Free’ on Renewable Energy
November 20, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability recently hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen Norman Seip (USAF, ret) on the topic of sustainability and national security. The event was part of the Sustainable …

Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop November 19-20, 2013 Mesa, AZ
October 31, 2013 – 10:59 am | No Comment
Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop   November 19-20, 2013   Mesa, AZ

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Algae Program  will host two complementary workshops to discuss research and development needed to achieve affordable, scalable, and sustainable algae-based biofuels. The first …

DOE Awards University of Arizona-Led Team $8M for Biofuel
October 3, 2013 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the Department of Energy …

Algenol: Renewable Fuel at 75 Cents below Current Market, as Soon as 2014
October 2, 2013 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Florida, Algenol CEO Paul Woods announced at the Algae Biomass Summit that the company has switched reactor system and has reached a peak production of 10,400 gallons per acre …

Heliae Starts Up Next-Generation Commercial Algae Facility
October 1, 2013 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced that it has begun operations at its first commercial facility in Gilbert, Arizona. Utilizing the company’s flexible VolarisTMplatform, the …

Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing November 4‐8, 2013 Mesa, AZ
September 25, 2013 – 6:33 pm | No Comment
Large-Scale Algal Cultivation, Harvesting and Downstream Processing      November 4‐8, 2013     Mesa, AZ

ATP3 offers superior formal and informal education and training in the use of microalgae as feedstock for biofuels and coproducts, through hands-on learning opportunities, workshops, and seminars held at ATP3 partner sites and selected public events.
Workshops …

Running Late, 4FRI Plan Gets New Steward
September 16, 2013 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Raquel Hendrickson (Bugle/Verde Independent)  … The unprecedented project intends to treat and restore ponderosa pine forests in the Coconino, Kaibab, Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests in Arizona. Now, the massive stewardship contract has been transferred …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 25-27, 2014 Phoenix, AZ DEADLINE: July 31, 2013
July 24, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference organized with a team of directors from the US DOE, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Edison Electric Institute.
The next EUEC 2014 will be the 17th annual conference, to …

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 25-27, 2014 Phoenix, AZ
July 24, 2013 – 4:52 pm | No Comment
Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   February 25-27, 2014   Phoenix, AZ

EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference organized with a team of directors from the US DOE, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Edison Electric Institute.
The next EUEC 2014 will be the 17th annual conference, to …

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference February 3-5, 2014 Phoenix, AZ
June 15, 2013 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   February 3-5, 2014  Phoenix, AZ

What is EUEC?

EUEC 2014 is the 17th annual energy, utility and environment conference

EUEC has been held annually in Arizona since 1995.

EUEC is the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind.

Over 2,000 delegates network …

Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS – 4th Practical Short Course (June 27 & 28): Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications – Extra day (June 26); Investors meet Developers – Phoenix, AZ
April 24, 2013 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS – 4th Practical Short Course (June 27 & 28): Algae Harvesting and Downstream Processing for Value Added Applications – Extra day (June 26); Investors meet Developers – Phoenix, AZ

Day 1 Algae Technology Platform AMERICAS: Investors Meet Developers.
Day 2 & 3: Practical short course on Algae Harvesting and Processing for Value Added Applications
In this program, Smart Short Courses joins forces with Algae entrepreneur Dr. …

Zero Mix Thirty: Heliae Debuts Volaris, for Algae at Scale
April 24, 2013 – 10:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heliae emerges from stealth with Volaris — its next-gen algae platform — “This technology will unlock the industry,” the company says.
…Volaris is the result of five years of targeted innovation, …

National Algae Testbed Kicks off at Arizona State University
April 23, 2013 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus April 15-18 for their national kickoff meetings to discuss strategies for advancing research and …

Kinder Morgan to Blend Biodiesel in Las Vegas, Phoenix in Early Q2
April 23, 2013 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Beth Evans (Platts)  Kinder Morgan expects to begin biodiesel blending at its terminals in Las Vegas and Phoenix “in the early part of the second quarter,” the company said Wednesday.
Recently completed modifications at those …

Industry Reacts to RFS Reform Act Introduced in House
April 11, 2013 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry reacted swiftly to the so-called RFS Reform Act, legislation introduced April 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives, which they said would gut the renewable fuel …

A Crash of Algae, Bioterrorism and the Future of Biofuels
April 9, 2013 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You’ve probably seen it, in some way, for years — a local pond seems suddenly crowded with algae — or there’s news of a “red tide” blooming at sea — …

Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing May 6-10, 2013 Mesa, AZ
March 20, 2013 – 3:31 pm | No Comment
Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing   May 6-10, 2013   Mesa, AZ

This workshop covers the fundamentals of managing microalgae cultures, culturing techniques, measuring biomass, high-value natural products, harvesting and processing technologies, as well as life cycle analysis and operation at the commercial scale. Topics presented are …

As Brazil Ramps up Sugarcane Production, Georgescu and Colleagues Foresee Regional Climate Effects
March 12, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University)  Conversion of large swaths of Brazilian land for sugar plantations will help the country meet its needs for producing cane-derived ethanol but it also could lead to important regional climate …

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production
December 17, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help …

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy
November 12, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy …

A.I.M. Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon
October 30, 2012 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae is the 9th startup for CEO Dan Simon, and the company is finally at his favorite stage. “We are completing our charge through the Valley of Death,” he …

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

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

Biofuels Research Project Aims To Study Sustainable Development
October 26, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Nino Marchetti (EarthTechling)  One of the major issues facing those growing biofuel crops are finding suitable locations where they can be grown sustainably, avoiding competition with food crops for land resources. A new renewable energy research project being …

ABS Celebrates Young Algae Researchers and ASP Veterans
September 28, 2012 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Six student scientists were presented with the first Young Algae Researcher Awards today in Denver for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering on the final day of the 2012 Algae …

Arizona State University Lands $15M DOE Grant for Algae Test Bed Project
September 13, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Patrick O’Grady  (Phoenix Business Journal)  Arizona State University will lead a consortium of public and private groups on a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will examine test beds for algae research.
The grant, …

Energy, Utility and Environment Conference January 28-30, 2013 Phoenix, AZ
August 27, 2012 – 6:34 pm | No Comment
Energy, Utility and Environment Conference   January 28-30, 2013   Phoenix, AZ

What is EUEC?

EUEC 2013 is the 16th annual energy, utility and environment conference held the end of January of each year, in Arizona since 1995.
EUEC is the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event …

The Summer of Algae, Part II
August 20, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Launching today – and stretching into early Fall – the Algae Biomass Organization is coordinating a series of events billed as “The “Summer of Algae II” to raise awareness about …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Producers to Grow Renewable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels
July 31, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced payments for 125 advanced Biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety of non-food sources, …

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity
July 19, 2012 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects
A California company has come up with a compelling twist on farmland investing for private clients and institutional investors focusing on real assets. …

Myth Busting – Republicans and Algae
July 19, 2012 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …When you get past the heated rhetoric of a presidential campaign and the demands of a 24-7 news cycle, support for algae is stronger than you might think. …

Congressman Introduces Phantom Fuel Reform Act
July 3, 2012 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

(CSP Daily News)  Would eliminate EPA mandates for use of biofuels that do not yet exist
Representative Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has introduced the Phantom Fuel Reform Act (H.R. 6047) to reform an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

Ceres Sweet Sorghum Hybrids Processed by Amyris
May 4, 2012 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(Ceres)  • Pilot project validates U.S.-produced sweet sorghum as a potential feedstock for advanced biofuels and bio-products.
• Conversion efficiency of sweet sorghum sugars were similar to sugarcane.
Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today announced …

OriginOil and Algasol Renewables to Develop an Integrated Algae Growth and Harvesting System
May 4, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Origin Oil)  Algasol, collaborating with NASA and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, will bundle its offering with OriginOil’s Algae Appliance™
OriginOil, Inc., developer of breakthrough technology to convert algae into renewable crude oil, and Algasol Renewables, a technology …

Advanced Algae Heads for Asia: Indonesia Food Giant Invests in Heliae
May 4, 2012 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Heliae announced a capital raise of  $15 million in funding from international conglomerate Salim Group’s agribusiness company, PT. PP London Sumatra Indonesia, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Agri Investments.
This …

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain
March 23, 2012 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(OPISNet.com)  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale terminals supplying only conventional clear gasoline for truck loadings has trimmed down to just nine …

Facility’s Expansion Puts AZ at Top of Algae Research
February 29, 2012 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Connor Radnovich (Cronkite News Service/Tucson Sentinel)   State’s sunshine aids in growth of biofuel source
A five–fold expansion of the algae lab at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus will help move Arizona to the forefront of algae–based …

Road Use by E.V. Drivers: To Tax or Not to Tax?
February 15, 2012 – 9:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Motavalli  (New York Times)  Drivers of purely electric vehicles avoid paying the gas taxes included in the cost of a petro-product fill-up. Consequently, if E.V.’s were to become widely adopted, less money could flow into …

Bioenergy Crops Could Have Wide Range of Effects on Climate
February 2, 2012 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University/Western Farm Press)  A team of researchers from Arizona State University, Stanford University and Carnegie Institution for Science has found that converting large swaths of land to bioenergy crops could …

REV Biodiesel Concludes Used Fryer Oil Drive from Holiday Months
February 1, 2012 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Gilbert, Ariz.-based biodiesel producer REV Biodiesel generated more than 10,800 pounds (more than 1,000 gallons) of used cooking oil from kitchens throughout Arizona’s East Valley over the span of its …

Bills Aim to Help Establish Arizona as Algae-Farming Center
January 25, 2012 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Testa (Cronkite News)   Anticipating a day when Arizona becomes a leader in producing algae for biofuel, a Tucson lawmaker is pushing to have algae farms and related facilities defined — and taxed …

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division
January 20, 2012 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the production of Clean Energy & Power.
The company has entered negotiations for the purchase of multiple …

Hitting a New Stride: The Biorefining Sector Is Poised for Commercial Scale-Up as Funding Strategies Mature and Production Capacity Grows
December 10, 2011 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The biorefining sector reached an important new milestone this year with at least five companies undergoing successful initial public offerings (IPOs). As we move into the new year, members of …

The A.I.M. Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon
December 9, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz   (Algae Industry Magazine)  …“Our goal is to be a world leader in algae technology solutions. Together with the Town of Gilbert and the State of Arizona, we have the capabilities, the …

Sloud, Inc. Acquires SouthWest BioFuels
November 29, 2011 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire)  Sloud, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired SouthWest BioFuels, Inc., a Tucson Arizona based, development stage company focused on the research and development of algae based bio fuels and related biomass products. The SouthWest BioFuels …

Crop of the Week: Sugar Cane
November 28, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Kurt Nolte(Yuma Sun/Yuma County Cooperative Extension)  • Sugar cane is an exploratory crop in Yuma County and, like sweet sorghum, is being researched for the production of biofuels in Arizona.
• Sugar cane is considered …

Hot Commodity: Thieves Acquire Taste for Used Cooking Oil
November 21, 2011 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Richard Blackwell  (CTV News/The Globe and Mail)   …The theft of used oil and grease has become a big problem in Canada, mirroring a trend south of the border.
The price of “yellow grease” – …

Area Employment: CAC Offering Free Job Training for Renewable Energy Fields
November 15, 2011 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Susan Randall (Maricopa Monitor)  Central Arizona College’s renewable energy technology program hopes to put 400 people to work — 140 of them in one of the fastest growing industries in Arizona.
The program, funded by …

University of Arizona Researchers Fine-Tune Crops for Biofuels
November 7, 2011 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

By Paul M. Ingram (Wick Communications Science/Green Valley News and Sun)   …Under ideal conditions, half the weight of the plants will be converted into liquid, turning 2 tons of vegetation into 1,000 gallons of …

Heliae and SkyNRG Sign MOU to Bring Algae-Based Jet Fuel to Market
October 6, 2011 – 9:30 am | No Comment

(Enhanced Online News)  Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding to produce algae-based jet fuel for SkyNRG, an Amsterdam-based market-maker of renewable aviation fuel.
While both companies acknowledged that a …

Pinal Energy Explores Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Production
October 5, 2011 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pinal Energy LLC has constructed a pilot plant next to its 50 MMgy corn/milo ethanol plant in Maricopa, Ariz., to test sweet sorghum production processes. The project is a …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Payments to Producers in 41 States to Expand the Production and Availability of Advanced Biofuels
September 28, 2011 – 9:16 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (September 27, 2011) announced that USDA will make payments to more than 160 energy producers in 41 states to support and ensure the production and expansion …

The A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre
August 15, 2011 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)   Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as …

Heliae and Azmark to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuels
June 27, 2011 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Heliae Development, LLC, an Arizona-based algae technology company, and Azmark Aero Systems, an Arizona-based designer and manufacturer of small gas turbine engines, have announced an agreement to develop and test algae …

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA
June 24, 2011 – 9:33 am | No Comment
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 …

P&Z to Consider General Plan Amendment and Biodiesel Plant in Yucca
June 9, 2011 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(Kingman Daily Miner)  The Mohave County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a request for a rezone and a minor amendment to the Mohave County General Plan and the Yucca Area Plan for a biodiesel …

Green and Lean: Secreting Bacteria Eliminate Cost Barriers for Renewable Biofuel Production
May 27, 2011 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(Physorg.com)  A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing low-cost, renewable biofuels from bacteria. The team has reprogrammed photosynthetic microbes to secrete high-energy …

University of Arizona Researches Algae Growth Optimization
May 5, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Shelley Littin  (Algae Industry Magazine)  In a collaborative research effort between several departments, scientists and engineers at the University of Arizona are studying ways to optimize the environmental factors to control the rate at …

Intel CO2 & Algae Research Project: Zero Emissions Fab
May 5, 2011 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Intel’s Brad Biddle discusses what has been learned in the research project to determine if the carbon emissions from Intel’s chip factory produces an environment suited for algae growth. Biddle also discusses …

Heliae – Measuring Algae by the Barrel
May 4, 2011 – 8:34 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   …Heliae was formed about four years ago when the team met two professors at Arizona State University (ASU) who told them about a new process by which they could take …

How to Decrease Algae Culture “Crashes”
April 28, 2011 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Arizona State University through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is studying the factors involved in algal crop failure known as culture “crashes.” Grazing zooplankton are …

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production
April 13, 2011 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(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. …

Bioenergy Crops Could Lower Surface Temperatures, Stanford Researchers Say
March 18, 2011 – 9:49 am | No Comment

(Stanford University News)  Concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on global warming have raised interest in more eco-friendly perennial grasses. A new study finds that large-scale cultivation of perennials could actually reduce regional surface …

Arizona State University’s Dr. Qiang Hu
March 15, 2011 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz   (Algae Industry Magazine)  …So we drive over to the Arizona State University Algae Farm, at the Polytechnic campus located in Mesa, AZ, and drop in on Dr. Qiang Hu at his …

Switching Biofuels Could do a Double-Whammy on Climate Change
March 3, 2011 – 9:05 am | No Comment

by John Timmer (Ars Technica)  Biofuel crops have the potential to offset the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, increasing energy security and decreasing the risk of climate change. However, the choice of crops and target …

Arizona Would Be Perfect Place to Farm Algae for Biofuel, Experts Say
February 18, 2011 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Tara Alatorre   (Cronkite News)  …Bruce Rittman, director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, said in a telephone interview that he thinks the technology needed to mass-produce …

A.I.M. Interview: Ben Cloud, CEO, Phyco Biosciences
February 7, 2011 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Ben Cloud had a radical idea. Coming from an agricultural background that included 17 years as president and CEO of Western Agri-Group—a diversified farming enterprise comprising 4500 acres and 250 employees producing, …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Producer Payments to Promote Bioenergy Production in Rural America
January 21, 2011 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(USDA) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced new investments in 33 states to support the production and usage of advanced biofuels. Vilsack highlighted these projects as ways the Obama Administration is working to reduce the …

Country-Fried Biofuels
December 12, 2010 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

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 …

Science Foundation Arizona and ASU Start Algae R&D Center
October 22, 2010 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) and Arizona State University (ASU) on have announced the creation of a world-class center dedicated to researching and bringing to fruition “green” technologies using algae. The announcement was made …

Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Biofuels as Prepared for Delivery at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
October 22, 2010 – 8:10 am | No Comment

(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 …

US Fuel Convoys Under Attack, Amplifies Call for Renewable Energy
October 18, 2010 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ 8th) came out in support of bipartisan leaders of the House Armed Services Committee for urging Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates to study new ways of reducing …

Arizona Firm Banks on Farm Troughs for Commercializing Algae
October 8, 2010 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca McClay (Arizona Capitol Times)  …One Arizona firm, Phyco Biosciences, is banking on its agricultural-style series of plastic-lined troughs bubbling with oxygen and nutrients to commercialize algae biomass.
The Phyco system is different from the …