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Prince George’s County Leads Environmental Justice Initiative in Partnership with GWRCCC: Cleaner Vehicles for Healthier Communities

(Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition)  Prince George’s County teamed up with Optimus Technologies, Chevron REG and the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) to announce the launch of an exciting new transit project, the 100% Biodiesel (B100) Transit Pilot

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2024 Annual Conference, Expo, Awards Luncheon & Virtual Pre-Con --- October 15-16, 2024 --- Greenbelt, MD and ONLINE

The 2024 Annual Conference includes cutting edge industry specific sessions, an expo, the Awards Luncheon, Networking Reception and a Ride and Drive |Alternative Vehicle Showcase. 2024 Pre-Con is a virtual half day of sessions that take place on October 15,

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2024 Maryland Clean Energy Summit --- October 7-8, 2024 --- College Park, MD

Hosted by MCEC and our partners, the 2024 Maryland Clean Energy Summit will convene forward thinkers in policy and research, business and utility sector leaders, capital providers, and finance partners for vibrant conversations and thought-provoking presentations. Mark your calendars to attend

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for POSTERS TechConnect World 2024 --- June 17-19, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: May 3, 2024

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2024 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation

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Attorney General Bird Leads 13-State Lawsuit to Pull the Plug on Biden Electric Vehicle Handout and Defend Ethanol

(Office of Iowa Attorney General) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today led a 13-state coalition in a lawsuit to pull the plug on Biden’s electric vehicle handout and defend ethanol. -- In Biden’s most recent attack in the war on gas vehicles, he

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Modeling Maryland’s Climate and Clean Energy Goals and Investment Requirements

(Center for Climate Strategies)  CCS unveiled its latest report assessing Maryland's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trends and the potential for actions in all sectors to reach ambitious climate and clean energy goals, deliver energy and financial savings, and mobilize investment at

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Baltimore Key Bridge Collapse: Live Coverage of Its Impact on Markets and the Economy: Ethanol Supply Main Worry for Baltimore-Area Fuel Suppliers

by William Watts (MarketWatch) The Port of Baltimore isn't a major hub for crude or fuel, but regional suppliers and marketers will be concerned about ethanol, which makes up 10% of total finished gasoline, said Tom Kloza, global head of energy

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8 States Are Planning to BAN the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars Entirely - after Biden Unveiled Ambitious Plans to Phase Them out by 2032

by Tilly Armstrong (Daily Mail)  California was the first state to adopt the plan to ban sales of gas cars by 2035; Electric vehicles made up 7.6 percent of new car sales in the US last year; READ MORE: What does

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Central Maryland HBCU Climate Career Expo --- March 6, 2024 --- Bowie, MD

Students and alumni, take the next step in your career during the FREE Climate Career Expo! Explore job opportunities, paid internships, and graduate fellowships in the environment, renewable energy, sustainability and other green industry fields amongst federal, state, and local

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Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) Launches the Climate Catalytic Fund Q&A webinar on March 7; DEADLINE March 26, 2024

(Maryland Clean Energy Center) Today, the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is launching the Climate Catalytic Fund (C3 Fund), to support projects that implement clean energy measures and technologies intended to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impact of

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Engine Technology Forum to Testify in Support of Maryland’s Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024

(Engine Technology Forum)  — Maryland’s House and Senate will consider The Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024 tomorrow. The legislation, sponsored by Gov. Wes Moore, would remove a regulatory barrier impacting how back up power systems are classified and considered as part

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Frederick County Sustainability Commission - Seeking Commissioners!

(Frederick County, Maryland) Interested in sustainability and ensuring that all of Frederick County will be healthy, abundant, affordable and an inspiring place to live and work?  The Frederick County Sustainability Commission is looking for passionate and professional individuals for Commissioners! Areas of

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Frederick's February Climate Summit Debrief

by Justin McPherson* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Perfectly aligned with the tradition of First Saturday in Frederick Maryland, this month Mobilize Frederick hosted its 2nd Annual Climate Summit on the beautifully manicured campus of Hood College. Justin McPherson explains renewable fuels to  visitors

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR BREAKOUT TRACKS AND FOR POSTERS AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit --- November 20-22, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD DEADLINE June 3 and August 5, 2024

The conference will focus on promoting Industrial Biotechnology throughout this multi-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Wednesday evening, November 20, 2024 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m., included in the registration ticket of the conference.  ​The

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Mobilize Frederick Hosts Annual Summit; Turnout Doubles

by Clara Niel  (Frederick News Post)  Tables with posters were set up all around Hood College's Whitaker Campus Center on Saturday for Mobilize Frederick's Second Annual Climate Summit. ...  Mobilize Frederick, a climate nonprofit born in 2021 from a joint Frederick city and

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

(U.S. Department of Energy)  15 teams are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition.  --  Finalist teams were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored the required 10-page research synopsis that

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Allied Genetics Conference 2024 --- March 6-10, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD

The Allied Genetics Conference 2024 brings you the best and latest research in genetics and genomics, spanning organism communities and topics of interest. Come for the science, stay for the connections! Conference Themes and Topics Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Livestock Genetics  Chromosome Biology and Genome

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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

by Emma Frantz (ACT News) ... Originating in California from a need to curb air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this regulatory initiative emerged as a pivotal strategy to decarbonize and reduce the environmental footprint of the trucking industry. The ACT

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Mobilize Frederick Climate Summit --- February 2-3, 2024 --- Frederick, MD

This year's theme is Reason for Hope: Progress & Solutions to Climate Change. Join us for one or both days. Keynote presentations by state and local officials, panel discussions on green investment, agriculture and climate change, data centers and climate

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Awards to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  $19 Million in Funding from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Provide More Cost-Effective Options for American Consumers --  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is awarding $19 million in grants to U.S.

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CALL FOR INNOVATIONS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR Spring Innovation Conference --- June 17-19, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD DEADLINE February 2, 2024

SBIR Fast Track Innovation Pitch/Showcase -- Join the world's largest multi-sector commercialization program for emerging deep technologies. Showcase, pitch and connect your SBIR funded technologies for commercialization opportunities with leading corporate, investment and federal prospectors. Submit your SBIR technology by the deadline

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR Spring Innovation Conference --- June 17-19, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD

Seeding America's Future Innovations:  Connect directly with over $4 billion in early stage funding. Learn how to compete for funding, while networking with global industry scouts, investors, and key federal leadership representing the nation's largest seed fund. SBIR/STTR INNOVATION SUMMIT The Small Business

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Clean Energy Opens Renewable Natural Gas Fueling Station in Baltimore

(Clean Energy)  Station to Provide a Clean, Low-Carbon Alternative and Is Part of Growing National Fueling Network for the Heavy-Duty Market -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, announced today the opening

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Sheetz Offering Gas for under $2 per Gallon to Travelers this Thanksgiving

by Asher Notheis (Washington Examiner) One of the most popular gas station chains in the United States is offering a steep discount on its gas for the week of Thanksgiving, providing some financial relief to those traveling for the holiday. Sheetz will be offering its

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GWRCCC's Jobs Fair- Prince George's County --- December 7, 2023 --- Landover, MD

Join Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coaliton on Thursday, December 7, from 10 AM to 1 PM for an opportunity to learn about the jobs in our region.  Job Seekers and Employers are welcome!  READ MORE

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AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit --- November 20-22, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD

The conference will focus on promoting Industrial Biotechnology throughout this multi-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Wednesday evening, November 20, 2024 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m., included in the registration ticket of the conference.  ​The

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Advanced Biofuels USA Executive Director Named to Maryland Clean Energy Center Advisory Council

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA is pleased to announce that the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) Board of Directors, has appointed Executive Director, Joanne Ivancic, to the 2024 MCEC Advisory Council. In his notification letter, Mike Gill, Interim Chair & Vice Chair

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Maryland Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) FY24 OPEN Energy Program: MEA Opens New Application Window for OPEN Energy Program DEADLINE January 31, 2024

(Maryland Energy Administration)  Agency underscores potential economic, job growth benefits of unique program that enables highly innovative energy projects   --  The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) today announced the annual launch of its OPEN Energy Program, which provides opportunities to submit applications for

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INSIGHT: 16 US States May Restrict Sale of Combustion-Based Autos

by Al Greenwood (Independent Commodity Interlligence Services) Several US states could adopt restrictions on the sale of light vehicles that rely primarily on internal combustion engines (ICE), which would lower demand for liquid fuels while increasing demand for plastics and chemicals

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Thompson: Reducing Negative Health Impacts from Transportation on Communities of Color

by Antoine M. Thompson (Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition/Washington Informer)  ... Nationwide, there is an environmental justice disparity between White and African American citizens. What is the root cause? Air pollution from diesel in the transportation sector.  ... Particulate matter (PM2.5) and

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All The Right Foods

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine) About 15 miles southwest of Baltimore, the town of Jessup is right in the heart of the Maryland Food Center Authority. Stretching across nearly 400 acres, the center includes the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market and the

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New Engine Technology Forum Debuts

(Diesel Technology Forum/ Engine Technology Forum) New Entity Evolves from the Diesel Technology Forum -- The Board of Directors of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is pleased to announce that effective October 2, 2023, the DTF has evolved into the Engine Technology

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS , POSTERS, TECHNOLOGIES TechConnect World 2024 --- June 17-19, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD DEADLINES: December 15, 2023 and January 26, 2024

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2024 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation

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TechConnect World 2024 --- June 17-19, 2024 --- National Harbor, MD

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2024 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation

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DOE Announces Nearly $48 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Will Help Reduce Costs and Improve the Performance of Critical Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fuel Cell Technologies, Support DOE’s Hydrogen Shot -- In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced

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Biden Launches American Climate Corps

by Robin Bravender (Politico Pro Greenwire) A government program aimed at putting young people to work on climate has been on President Joe Biden’s wish list for years. -- President Joe Biden is launching a new federal program that aims to put

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Maryland's Climate Pathway Published

(Maryland Department of Environment/University of Maryland)  Explore the comprehensive, all-of-society approach to how Maryland can reach 60% greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2031 Key Findings: The Maryland’s Climate Pathway report demonstrates how Maryland can meet its ambitious climate goals of 60% reduction of

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Maryland's Climate Pathway, Building a Plan Together Listening Sessions --- Various Dates July-September 2023 --- Various Locations in Maryland and ONLINE

The Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) and the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) will host six listening sessions this July - September to receive public input on Maryland's Climate Pathway.  READ MORE/Register Biofuel is mentioned only briefly in Maryland's Climate Pathway,

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GWRCCC at the Annual Conference --- October 4, 2023 --- Largo, MD

          Welcome 1:00 PM -- Partner and Member Remarks   1:20 PM – Panel 1 Session Duration: 45 minutes How to Maintain those EV Chargers  According to industry data, on any given day over 20% of EV chargers don’t work. Who’s responsible for keeping the chargers

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Dairy Digester Optimizes Food Waste Feedstocks

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine) Narrowing in on liquid and semi-liquid packaged food and beverages yields economic, digester performance and biogas generation benefits at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania began receiving food waste to add to

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Turning Poop into Power in Montgomery County

by Matt Small (WTOP) Ride On buses will soon be powered by what you flush away in Montgomery County, Maryland. The county and WSSC Water have reached a five-year agreement aimed at capturing methane gas during the wastewater treatment process and

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INSIDE CFAA: Forward Motion for Clean Fuels

by Floyd Vergara (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... Momentum from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard continues to build the framework for the success of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Nearly 1.7 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel was used in 2022, displacing nearly half

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US EPA Recommends Delaying Electric Vehicles Biofuel Program -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and  Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended delaying a scheme that would give electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers tradable credits under a federal biofuel program, in a final rule that the White House will now

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit — November 12-14, 2023 — Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD DEADLINE July 17, 2023

Join us and help grow and strengthen the biobased economy in the U.S. and around the world!   Attendees will Experience:​ Networking with new peers in addition to reconnecting and rekindling with existing ones Attending our must-attend industrial biotechnology sessions and

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Virginia Tech Joins Regional Coalition Aiming to Create Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub

by Diane Deffenbaugh (Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech is advancing the energy sector through a landmark effort to shape the emerging hydrogen economy. Through the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, the university has joined a coalition of more than 60 partners across Virginia,

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Banning Gas-Powered Cars Won't Save the Environment | Opinion

by Jon Miltimore (Foundation for Economic Education) In March, Maryland Governor Wes Moore unveiled a plan to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles. He called the move "a major step in the state's acceleration to improve air quality and combat the

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ALGAE – A 5-Letter Word for EARTH MONTH

[caption id="attachment_119312" align="alignleft" width="300"] MANTA's ALGAE test pond near Frederick, Maryland, with LEMNA, duckweek, and creeping primrose[/caption] More than a decade ago, ALGAE was hailed as key to replacing petroleum fuel with renewable fuel and enjoyed funding from MAJOR oil companies. 

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Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) Awarded Clean Fuels Alliance America’s Biodiesel Impact Award

(Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition) The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) was one of 12 organizations awarded the Biodiesel Impact Award by the Clean Fuels Alliance for excellence in supporting biodiesel initiatives at the Clean Fuels Conference in

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Massachusetts Moves Forward with Advanced Clean Cars II Program, Formally Adopting Policy to Slash Transportation Pollution & Provide More EV Choices to Consumers

(Sierra Club)  Today (March 30, 2023), Massachusetts announced its formal adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC) rule, which requires auto manufacturers to ensure that every new light-duty car sold in the state is a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) by

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To Combat Climate Change, the Right Mix Needed for Vehicles

by Jeff Wilson (Frederick News Post) ...  We need to promote (but not require) wider use of EVs, but we must not rely on just one approach to address emissions caused by transportation. Just as we are encouraged to diversify

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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Recycle Cooking Oil into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Elizabeth Baker (Passenger Terminal Today)  Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland is to collect used cooking oil generated by its 50 hospitality partners, which will then be used as raw material to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or other renewable

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Maryland Governor Unveils Plan to Phase out New Gas-Powered Cars

by Zack Budryk  (The Hill)  Maryland will become the latest state to adopt the clean-car rules that originated in California, phasing out new gas-powered car sales by 2035, Gov. Wes Moore (D) announced Monday. The Advanced Clean Cars II rule, first implemented

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Johns Hopkins Selected by U.S. Department of Transportation to Lead New $10 Million Center for Climate-Focused Transportation Solutions

(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Newswise)  Johns Hopkins University has been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead a new University Transportation Center focused on solutions aimed at preserving the environment. The transportation sector is currently the largest contributor

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Bill to Scrap Subsidies for Incinerators, Biogas Facilities Rehashes Memories of Proposed Frederick Project

by Emmett Gartner (Frederick News Post) Nearly a decade after Frederick County scrapped plans to build a trash incinerator, the state is considering a bill that would cut subsidies for existing incinerators and other waste-powered facilities. ... The bill, called the Reclaim

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Maryland Clean Energy Summit: Decarbonization Strategies and Solutions --- October 16-17, 2023 --- College Park, MD

Hosted by the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) and our partners, this regional conference brings together forward thinkers in policy and research, business and utility sector leaders, capital providers and finance partners for vibrant conversations and thought-provoking presentations. The Maryland Clean

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Maryland Invites Farmers to Join Climate-Smart Ag Conversation

(Solutions from the Land) ... Surveys and conversations with farmers and technical service providers echoed that Maryland producers are already experiencing impacts from climate change. In addition to new, extensive rainy periods and increased pest and wildlife pressures, agricultural land

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Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) Awarded Workforce Development Leadership Award from US Department of Clean Energy Clean Cities Program

(Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition) The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) received the Workforce Development Leadership Award from the US Department of Clean Energy Clean Cities Program for outstanding work building a green jobs workforce in the D.C.,

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New Jersey Will Now Require All-Electric Car Sales by 2035

by Michelle Lewis (electrek)  All new cars sold in New Jersey will have to be zero emissions from 2035, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) announced yesterday. As Electrek previously reported, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection called for a gas car sales ban by 2035 in October 2020.

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Racial Equity & Justice in Environment, Energy and Transportation --- February 21, 2023 --- Bowie, MD

Join GWRCCC to discuss clean energy and transportation equity in Prince George’s County.  READ MORE

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Bioenergy Devco Hosts US Senator Cardin at Maryland Bioenergy Center

(Bioenergy Devco/PR Newswire)  Sen. Cardin toured the Maryland Bioenergy Center, the only commercial scale organics recycling facility in the state. --  Bioenergy Devco, a global leader in the design, engineering, construction, financing, and operation of advanced anaerobic digester systems, was honored to

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Greasezilla on Pace to Double Industry Presence in 2023

(Greasezilla)  Propelled by increasing sales and favorable market conditions, Downey Ridge Environmental Company is already on track for a record 2023 with new installations, joint ventures and a booming biofuels industry.  -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla fats, oils

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Climate Career Expo --- March 9, 2023 --- Bowie, MD

Students and alumni, take the next step in your career during the FREE Climate Career Expo! Explore green job opportunities, paid internships, and graduate fellowships amongst federal, state, and local employers looking to diversify the environmental job sector with #BowieBOLD

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CALL FOR INNOVATIONS TechConnect Innovation Challenge --- June 19-21, 2023 --- National Harbor, MD DEADLINE February 24, 2023

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2023 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation

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TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Innovation Challenge (including NanoTech 2023, AI TechConnect, TechConnect Technical Program and SBIR/STTR Spring 2023) --- June 19-21, 2023 --- National Harbor, MD

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2023 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation

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Evonik Integrates Alcoholates Business into Catalysts Division

(Evonik/Biobased Diesel Daily) Evonik Corp. is pooling its expertise and integrating the alcoholates business into its catalysts business line. The existing extensive portfolio of heterogeneous catalysts is thus supplemented by homogeneous catalysts. As of January, the international network of production sites

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Clean Fuels Champions Receive Recognition for Industry Contributions

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Annual awards honor visionaries, advocates, innovators -- A diverse crop of individuals and organizations receive top honors for their contributions to the clean fuels industry this week. The Clean Fuels Alliance America annual awards showcase those

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An Over-Belief in Electrification Is Harming the Climate

by Gustav Melin (Bioenergy International/Swedish Bioenergy Association)  ... The energy transition cannot be expedited by support and subsidies  --  However, it is difficult to be re-elected on increased carbon dioxide taxes and more expensive energy prices. That’s no excuse, as there are

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Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit --- November 12-14, 2023 --- Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD Presentations Available

Join us and help grow and strengthen the biobased economy in the U.S. and around the world!   Attendees will Experience:​   Networking with new peers in addition to reconnecting and rekindling with existing ones   Attending our must-attend industrial biotechnology sessions and events for

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Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) Hosts Annual Awards Luncheon

(Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition) The Conference Will Recognize Champions of Clean Energy, Transportation and Environmental Equity and Justice  -- The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) a public-private partnership that promotes the use of clean, American transportation fuels, improved

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to a Highly Efficient Microalgae-Based Carbon Sequestration System to Reduce CO2 Emission from Power Plant Flue Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The objective of this project is to harness the power of photosynthetic microalgae to maintain a high-pH, high-alkalinity microalgal culture to create a carbon-negative system for carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion to value-added products from power

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Funding Opportunity Announcement -- FY23 Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP) DEADLINE November 22, 2022

The goal of the State Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP) is to promote a greener transportation sector in Maryland, by incentivizing the use of alternative fuels, thereby improving the State’s economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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MEA Now Accepting Applications for Maryland Smart Energy Communities Grant Program: Program Open to Towns, Cities, Municipalities or Counties DEADLINE November 15, 2022

(Maryland Energy Administration) The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) today announced that applications will be accepted for the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Maryland Smart Energy Communities Program (MSEC) beginning September 26, 2022, the start of Clean Energy Week. Now in its 11th year,

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Wood Energy Fuel Supply Analysis Underway in Maryland

(Maryland Clean Energy Center/Biomass Magazine)  As Maryland explores opportunities to increase the usage of renewable wood energy throughout the state, the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council (WM RC&D) and the Maryland Clean Energy Center have partnered to produce a

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$2.6M DOE Grant Supports UMD-led Study on Genetics of Plant Growth for Biofuels

by Kimbra Cutlip (University of Maryland/Maryland Today) A University of Maryland researcher was awarded $2.6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the genetics underlying how poplar trees sense nutrients and regulate their metabolism—information that could help farmers

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Diesel and DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What’s up with the most exciting molecule in the bioeconomy as measured by capacity building? There are greenfield projects, refinery conversions, new technologies headed toward commercial, and the exciting arrival of DME at scale. What

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Shifting to a Zero Emissions Fleet: Infrastructure Planning, Financing & Management --- September 27, 2022 --- ONLINE

(Maryland Clean Energy Center)  Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation is crucial in the effort to achieve climate change related goals. Panelists in this session will report on state and regional initiatives and incentives to enable the transition to clean

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19th Annual Small Farm Conference --- November 4, 2022 --- Princess Anne, MD

19th Annual Small Farm Conference, November 4, 2022  READ MORE Day One: November 4, 2022 9 a.m. - Small Farm Conference Registration Begins (SSC Building) -------------------------------------------------------- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Hands-on Training Clinic (UMES SSC Building) - Seed Saving & Plant Propagation Techniques -

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Inside Innovation: Long Live Electric, But Diesel’s Not Dead Yet

by John Bleasby  (Daily Commercial News) ... When projected over 10 years between 2022 and 2032, it found considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology, particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to an electrification strategy. The study found using low-carbon renewable bio-based

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $16.5 Million in Funding for Carbon Utilization Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s (FECM’s) Carbon Utilization Program announced the selection of seven projects totaling $16.5 million in federal funding. This investment will advance technologies that

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New Jersey and New York Communities to Benefit from EPA Grant to Support Anaerobic Digestion Technology

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a $200,000 grant to the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to support anaerobic digestion technology in 11 states in the Northeast, New England the Mid-Atlantic, including New Jersey

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Maryland Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference --- October 28, 2022 --- Annapolis, MD and ONLINE

The annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference is a unique gathering of agricultural professionals, attorneys, educators, environmentalists, farmers, policymakers, and students to discuss the complex intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland. ALEI prides itself on hosting an event

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Nearly $15 Million ‘Low or No-Emissions’ Award Will Allow Montgomery to Create the First Hydrogen Electric Bus Project on the East Coast

(Montgomery County Update) The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won a competitive grant award of nearly $15 million from the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the purchase of 13 new hydrogen fuel cell

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FY23 Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP)

(Maryland Energy Administration) MEA has opened the state fiscal year 2023 (FY23) funding round. Please consult the information and FOA below for additional details.​ Program Description: The program provides financial assistance for the purchase of new and converted alternative fueled fleet vehicles registered in

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Atlantic Biomass, LLC and Bionoid, Inc. Sign Letter of Intent to Produce Commercial Quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from Residual Hemp Biomass

(Atlantic Biomass and Bionoid) In a surprise announcement at the annual Advisory Board Meeting of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2), Phase I MEI2 grant recipient Atlantic Biomass, LLC signed a Letter of Intent with Bionoid, Inc. signaling their joint

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Maryland Energy Institute Awards Morgan State University $100,000 Energy Innovation Grant to Continue Advanced Cyanobacterial Biomass Research at University’s Satellite Campus on the Chesapeake Bay

(Morgan State University)  Funding will Support Launchpad for Businesses and Startups Using Research Conducted at MSU PEARL Laboratory  --  Morgan State University’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) received a one-year $100,000 Phase I grant from the Maryland Energy

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Research Finds More Emissions Benefits at Lower Cost from Accelerated Fleet Turnover and Use of Bio- and Renewable Fuels than Switching to Electrified Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks

(Diesel Technology Forum/Globe Newswire)  A new study that evaluates several approaches to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles from 2022-2032 finds considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to

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Lawmakers Are Urging EPA to Get RFS Back on Track

by Currey McCullough (RFD TV) Just this morning (July 19, 2022) on a call with ag reporters, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said he and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar are sending a letter urging the EPA to increase volumes of biodiesel

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Applications Open for Maryland's Clean Fuels Technical Assistance (CFTA) Program

(Maryland Energy Administration) Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting applications for the State Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Clean Fuels Technical Assistance (CFTA) Program. Building off last year's successful pilot round, the program provides eligible local government and municipal fleets with

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D.C. Region Will Now Consider Climate Impacts in Transportation Planning, Aiming to Cut Emissions in Half

by Jacob Fenston (DCist) ... The vote, at a meeting of the regional Transportation Planning Board, came as a surprise to some observers. Previously many leaders, particularly from car-dependent suburbs, scoffed at a 50% goal as unachievable. The board was set to

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Sheetz Chain Lowers Price for E15 Gas to $3.99 for July 4 Travel and E85 Has Been Marked Down to $3.49

(AutoBlog)  Sheetz, a convenience store chain, has lowered the price of gas for the July 4 holiday weekend to $3.99 for a gallon of 88-octane regular. Note that Sheetz' Unleaded 88 is a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% ethanol. Sheetz

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EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Pathways Expand to Include Greasezilla® Advanced Biofuel as RIN-Qualified Feedstock

(Greasezilla) The pathway increases the value of Greasezilla® ABF to the biofuels market.  --  Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla®, announces that the Brown Grease Advanced Biofuel offtake produced by Greasezilla systems is now a qualified feedstock for RIN credits under

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Carbon Sink LLC signs MOU with CZCF to Explore Multi-Project Financing Opportunities

(Carbon Sink)  Carbon Sink LLC (Carbon Sink) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cube Zero Carbon Fund Sàrl (CZCF), an affiliate of Cube Infrastructure Managers. The purpose of the MOU is to facilitate financing for the development, construction, ownership,

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Global Hemp Association Discussion on Hemp to Biofuel and Bioproducts System --- June 9, 2022 --- ONLINE

 Join a discussion about the new Atlantic Biomass hemp to biofuel system that could reduce income risks for growers entering the fast growing hemp industry hosted online by the Global Hemp Association. on June 9.  READ MORE  See speaker bios Learn

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coaltion Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit — November 6-8, 2022 — Washington, DC/Gaylords, MD DEADLINE: July 15, 2022 Extended to August 1 POSTER ABSTRACTS DUE September 16, 2022

The conference will focus on promoting Industrial Biotechnology throughout this two-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Sunday evening, November 6, 2022 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m., included in the registration of the conference.  ​The conference

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CALL FOR PANELS Smart Cities Connect — September 26-29, 2022 — Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: June 15, 2022

Submit your panel idea for Smart Cities Connect Conference this fall! Change often begins with one person - a question, a big idea, or even a catch phase that resonates and ripples. Take your shot at creating meaningful change among the city

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Smart Cities Connect --- September 26-29, 2022 --- Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD

Smart Cities Connect is where the smart cities community meets. We provide meaningful content and connect a thoughtful community of decision-makers to empower smart cities at all stages of growth. We accelerate the adoption of smart technology solutions, aid in problem

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USDA Awards $1.6 Million Biofuel Infrastructure Grant to Royal Farms to Expand Access to Higher-Blend Renewable Fuels for People in Rural Delaware and Maryland

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Funding Will Add 40 million Gallons of Biofuels to the Market Annually -- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is awarding a $1.6 million biofuel infrastructure grant

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USDA Announces Efforts to Boost Homegrown Biofuels

(U.S. Department of Agriculture/Ethanol Producer Magazine) On April 12, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced steps the USDA is taking to implement President Biden’s plan to enable energy independence by boosting homegrown biofuels. “President Biden understands that by expanding our ability to meet our energy

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Colonial Pipeline to Start Shipping Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Blum (S&P Global Platts) Colonial ships directly to seven major airports; Colonial also moves products delivered to New York-area airports -- The Colonial Pipeline fuel network will soon begin shipping sustainable aviation fuel for the first time, as more airlines

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What’s Next for E15 after Biden’s Announcement?

by Jacqui Fatka (Farm Progress)  ... It is hard to predict the demand picture under the expanded E15 scenario, but lower estimates of a continued status quo indicate at least 300 million gallons of additional ethanol could be used by

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Perdue AgriBusiness to Invest $59.1 Million to Expand in the City of Chesapeake

(Governor of Virginia)  Leading agriculture products company to increase production capacity, modernize soybean extraction facility -- Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Perdue AgriBusiness, a leading U.S. agriculture products and services company, will invest $59.1 million to expand its operation in the City of

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Atlantic Biomass Conversion System Economically Produces High Volumes of Biofuels from Residual Hemp and Cannabis Biomass

(Atlantic Biomass) Atlantic Biomass, LLC has announced results of their Phase I Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Scale-Up project to verify the use of residual hemp biomass for the production of biofuels including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Robert Kozak, President of

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22nd Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting --- June 21-23, 2022 --- Baltimore, MD

We are excited to host the 22nd annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD. This year’s meeting theme is “Designing For Our Future: Ecotechnology for Watershed Health in the Urban-Rural Continuum." With this meeting, we hope to better

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Applications Open for the 2022 AgDiscovery Program at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

(University of Maryland Eastern Shore)  AgDiscovery is a unique opportunity for students to explore agricultural sciences and gain knowledge about careers in animal and plant disciplines, wildlife management, veterinary medicine, biotechnology, entomology, food safety, food production, agribusiness, forestry, and much

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Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs Part 2: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to GPI’s Atlas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In part 2 of the Great Plains Institute’s just published Atlas of Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs, we look at where these 14 key carbon and hydrogen hubs are in the U.S., how can they offer

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Applications Open for Summer 2022 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program DEADLINE: February 15, 2022

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program is seeking applicants for summer 2022! According to SERC, this paid program provides hands-on experience in skills including research, science communication, education, and citizen science for undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Apply

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Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coaltion Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit --- November 6-8, 2022 --- Washington, DC/Gaylords, MD Includes Links to Presentations

The conference will focus on promoting Industrial Biotechnology throughout this two-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Sunday evening, November 6, 2022 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m., included in the registration of the

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Are Zero-Emission Vehicles the Right Goal for Delivery?

by Megan Lampinen (Automotive World) Allen Schaeffer suggests the delivery segment should be looking at the broader carbon footprint factor as opposed to strictly tailpipe emissions. ... The future is eclectic, particularly during the next two decades. This will be quite

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Growing Carbon Credits: Should Maryland Farmers Open a Carbon Banking Account?

(7th Annual Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference) Carbon credits are a growing interest in the agricultural community not only by producers but by landowners. This session will highlight the latest that is being considered on Capitol Hill along with what

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Wander: An Abridged Ph.D. Memoir Essay

by Olatomiwa Bifarin (Bifarin V Substack) Wander is a memoir written by Olatomiwa Bifarin about his Ph.D. experience in the United States. In this 5000-plus-word essay, he tells his story of completing a Ph.D. program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at

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In an East Coast First, New Jersey Will Phase out Diesel Trucks

by María Paula Rubiano A. (Grist)  New Jersey joins California, Oregon, and Washington in setting ambitious goals to electrify trucks by 2035. -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection earlier this week adopted a rule to phase out diesel-powered trucks –

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U.S. Reverses Trump Effort to Quash California Vehicle Emissions Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters) The Biden administration on Tuesday finalized a reversal of a rule issued under then-U.S. President Donald Trump that sought to pre-empt California's vehicle emissions regulations. The Department of Transportation said it was issuing final rules rescinding the Trump

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CALL FOR INNOVATIONS: TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo --- June 13-15, 2022 --- Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD DEADLINE: January 28, 2022 and March 11, 2022

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2022 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation

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TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo --- June 13-15, 2022 --- Washington, DC/National Harbor, MD

For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2022 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Innovation

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UMD Researchers Convert Methane without Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Catherine O'Brien Stephens (Maryland Today)  Pioneering Discovery Would Cut Energy Waste, Create Valuable Industrial Chemicals -- ...  But a cheap, simple way to convert natural gas to value-added chemicals creates an economic incentive not to waste this resource. Dongxia Liu, associate

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CleanBay Renewables Secures Investment from AVG Group Sarl

(CleanBay Renewables/Biomass Magazine)  CleanBay Renewables Inc. on Dec. 6 announced it has secured investment from AVG Group Sarl, a Luxembourg based asset manager with a focus on energy transition technology and green alternatives to fossil fuels. AVG’s investment will help

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What Biofuels Can Learn From Turkeys…and 8 Ways to Return Biofuels to Integrated End-to-End Control

by Bob Kozak (Atlantic Biomass/Advanced Biofuels USA/Biofuels Digest) As we enjoy this contemplative, introspective, thanks giving time of year, it’s time to think what can be done to revive a stagnant US biofuel industry. The Thanksgiving Turkey is a good place

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MCPS Plans for First-Ever Youth Climate Summit in 2022 --- March 5, 2022 --- Shady Grove, MD

by Ona Olisa (My Green Montgomery)  Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is planning to hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit in March 2022. The idea for this summit developed after MCPS recognized increased student interest in climate action. Using a portion of a

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Northeast States Abandon Cap-and-Trade Plan for Cars

(E&E News)  The Transportation and Climate Initiative — a cap-and-trade program covering cars in three Northeastern states and the District of Columbia — was abandoned last week after Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) pulled

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Bioenergy Devo Closes on $100 Million in New Capital

(Bioenergy Devo/Biomass Magazine)  Bioenergy Devco (BDC), the leading global developer of anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities that transform organic waste into renewable energy and healthy soil products, today announced it has secured $100 million in financing from funds managed by Irradiant

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Maryland Animal Waste Technology Grants Applications Due December 31, 2021

(Maryland Department of Agriculture)  Maryland's Animal Waste Technology Fund provides grants to eligible applicants to research or demonstrate innovative, economically feasible animal waste technologies. Proposals for State Fiscal Year 2022 will focus on the development of an Assessment and Strategy

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The Future of Ethanol at Retail Stations. Flexibility and Adaptability Is a Must

(Sustainable Energy Strategies) Will there be liquid fuels at retail stations in the future? Join us for a presentation and lively discussion on the future of higher blends of ethanol. Offered by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Virginia Clean

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New Reports Take Deep Dive Into State Food Waste Policies

by Nora Goldstein and Kat McCarthy (BioCycle Magazine)  NRDC commissioned a survey of food waste hierarchy-related policies in 12 states across 3 regions. The publicly available reports are an invaluable resource. -- The NRDC’s (Natural Resources Defense Council) Food Matters initiative

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USDA Announces More Than $146M Investment in Sustainable Agricultural Research

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agricultural research projects aimed at improving a robust, resilient, climate-smart food and agricultural system. This investment is made under

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Press Release:  Advanced Biofuels USA's Online Free Library Passes 40,000 Indexed Items Milestone

For Immediate Release -- October 3, 2021—Frederick, MD --   Advanced Biofuels USA, a nonprofit educational organization, celebrates passing the 40,000 indexed item milestone in its online library dedicated to topics related to the world's transition to sustainable renewable fuels. "The goal of

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U.S. Environment Agency Urged by 21 States to Toughen Vehicle Emissions Rewrite

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  A group of 21 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and several major U.S. cities urged the Biden administration to finalize significantly stricter vehicle emissions rules than it has proposed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in

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US Company Will Export Biodiesel to the UK from the Country

by Candida Acosta (Listin Dario (Google Translation))  The ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Washington, Sonia Guzmán, revealed that the American company Ridge Partners will settle in Jicomé, on the Northwest Line of the country, to produce biodiesel from solid waste

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Climate Week Press Release:  Advanced Biofuels USA Encourages Participation in Community Climate Change Mitigation Efforts—One Community at a Time

For Immediate Release -- September 23, 2021—Frederick, MD -- --  Building on her recent experience volunteering on Frederick, Maryland’s City and County Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group’s subgroup on Energy, Buildings and Transportation, Advanced Biofuels USA’s executive director, Joanne Ivancic, wants to

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One Community at a Time: How to Gain Real GHG Benefits Quickly for Least Cost -- Experiences with the Frederick County and City Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year I have had the opportunity and privilege to participate in the Frederick, Maryland, County and City Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group subgroup on Energy, Buildings and Transportation. Our beautiful final report

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Optimizing Advanced Fuel Production: Utilizing Industrial Hemp Biomass for High Throughput Biofuel Production in Maryland

by Robert Kozak (Atlantic Biomass/Advanced Biofuels USA)  This is a presentation that was part of a seminar program at Hood College for the students, faculty, and friends of their biology department. It focuses on new directions in advanced biofuel research. These

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Effect of Lignin-Blocking Agent on Enzyme Hydrolysis of Acid Pretreated Hemp Waste

by Daehwan Kim, Chang Geun Yoo, Jurgen Schwarz, Sadanand Dhekney, Robert Kozak, Craig Laufer, Drew Ferrier, Skylar Mackay, Madyson Ashcraft, Richard Williams and Sinyeon Kime (RSC Advances)   Hemp wastes (stems and branches), fractionated after hemp flower extraction for the production

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DOE Announces Nearly $65 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

(U.S. Department of Energy) Projects align with administration's new goal of decarbonizing the aviation sector by 2050 - -  As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects

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Business Lingo for Scientists --- September 20, 2021 --- ONLINE and Hybrid

Does this sound like a foreign language to you: TAM, Margins, LVC, COGS, Burn Rate, Customer Churn, EBIDTA, Product/Market fit, etc.? This workshop will help you understand common business terminology to prepare you for conversations with investors, banks, and potential

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Applications Being Accepted for Maryland FY22 Clean Fuels Incentive Program (CFIP) DEADLINE: December 31, 2021

(Maryland Energy Administration) The program provides financial assistance for the purchase of new and converted alternative fueled fleet vehicles registered in the state of Maryland. Specifically, the program provides funding to support the incremental cost to purchase alternative fuel fleet vehicles

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UMD Researcher Awarded $6 Million from the U.S. Department of Energy to Create Value-Added Biofuels and Bioplastics from Food Waste

by Samantha Watters (University of Maryland)  Stephanie Lansing will serve as principal investigator, establishing a consortium of scientists and industry partners with the goal of creating renewable resources --  Stephanie Lansing, professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at

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The Oil Industry’s Bright Green Energy Future

by Mike Newman (Parhelion Underwriting) The Oil industry is under pressure on many fronts in the climate change era and faces an existential threat from alternative, renewable sources of energy – but the industry is also best-positioned to win the

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Progressive Pollster: 65 Percent of Likely Voters Would Back Polluters Tax

by Zack Budryk (The Hill) American voters are broadly supportive of proposals to tax major fossil fuel companies for the costs of climate change, according to polling from the left-leaning firm Data for Progress. A survey of likely voters found that 77 percent

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Having a Field Day Talking about Hemp for Biofuel in Maryland

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  For the US agricultural community, having a field day gives farmers and others in the agricultural products value chain the opportunity not only for hands-on learning about new crops and new technologies or about

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DOE Announces Nearly $34 Million to Advance Waste and Algae Bioenergy Technology

(U.S. Department of Energy)  11 University- and Industry-Led Projects will Develop Biomass Resources to Convert to Low-Carbon Fuel for Planes and Ships  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $34 million in funding for 11 projects that will

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Department of Energy Awards $127 Million to Bring Innovative Clean Energy Technologies to Market

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy continues to power the clean energy revolution among American small businesses and entrepreneurs with awards totaling $127 million to support 110 innovative projects – each focused on tackling the climate crisis by harnessing market-oriented

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UMES Hemp Field Tours --- September 30, 2021 --- Princess Anne, MD

A series of in-person tours to showcase the various stages of different varieties of hemp included in the UMES hemp variety screening trial. About this event: These are safe events! Participants will be required to wear masks. Three Hemp Variety Screening Trial

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Conference and Expo — November 14-16, 2021 — National Harbor, MD DEADLINE August 31, 2021

This is the FIRST AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference!  ​The conference will focus on promoting the USDA’s BioPreferred® Program* throughout this two-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Sunday evening, November 14,

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Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Conference and Expo --- November 14-16, 2021 --- National Harbor, MD Recorded Presentations Published

This is the FIRST AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference!  ​The conference will focus on promoting the USDA's BioPreferred® Program* throughout this two-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Sunday evening, November 14,

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Bioenergy Devco Celebrates Opening of Maryland Anaerobic Digester

(Bioenergy Devco/Biomass Magazine) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, County Executive Calvin Ball, Director of Maryland Environmental Service (MES), Charles Glass and representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) gathered at Bioenergy Devco’s new anaerobic digestion facility in Jessup, Maryland, on July 7 to celebrate near completion

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How the Maryland Climate Leadership Academy Creates Climate-Savvy Professionals

by Amaury Laporte, Kimberly Skinner (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  To Daniel Kreeger, executive director of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), everyone can benefit from incorporating climate science into their day-to-day work decisions. Kreeger co-founded ACCO in 2008 to

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Manta Wins MEIA 2021 Pitch Finale; MD Clean Energy Startups Shine

(Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator)  MEIA 's 2021 Pitch Competition was a smashing success. Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Manta Biofuel, and Audience Choice co-winners InventWood and Manta Biofuel. Did you miss the event? Watch the video and pitches here. Owings Mills-based Manta

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MEIA Spotlight -- Ryan Powell

(Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator) Ryan Powell is the founder and CEO of Manta Biofuel, an MEIA Startup that produces crude oil from algae at a cost that could be competitive with traditional petroleum. Manta’s team has developed their proprietary magnetic algae harvesting

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WSSC Water Commissioners Approve Contract with Washington Gas to Advance Innovative Piscataway Bioenergy Project

(WSSC Water) WSSC Water Commissioners today approved an 18-year contract with Washington Gas (WGL) for the construction and installation of approximately 900 feet of natural gas pipeline and related infrastructure to supply natural gas to, and convey renewable natural gas from

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Press Release: Advanced Biofuels USA Files Comments on Transportation and Climate Initiative: Calls for Extension of Program to Aviation, Trains, Marine/Maritime, Agriculture, Rocket Launches and Natural Gas

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA suggests an expansion of transportation emissions reduction in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) proposed Draft Model Rule (TCI-P) in public comments filed today. Currently, the proposed emission reduction program is limited to on-road

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Share: Sussex OKs Poultry Waste Recycling Plant

(Cape Gazette)  Next step for Bioenergy Devco is state environmental permitting process -- Sussex County Council voted unanimously April 20 in favor of Bioenergy Devco’s conditional-use application for the Bioenergy Innovation Center in Seaford. BDC is a leading global developer of anaerobic

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