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Congressional Leadership Moving Towards Position on Renewable Fuel Standard Advocated by the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group

(PR NewsWire/Digital Journal/Domestic Fuel Solutions Group)  From Day One the Domestic Fuel Solutions Group (DFSG) has been advocating for reasonable RFS reform.  Congress is taking notice. At the end of two days of recent House Energy & Commerce Committee hearings on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Sub-Committee

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

New Mexico State University-Led Biofuel Research Gets Federal Funding

(Associated Press)  Research into the potential of algae-based fuel is getting a $5 million boost from the U.S. Department of Energy. … NMSU is working on the project along with Los Alamos, Argonne and Pacific Northwest national laboratories, Washington State and Michigan State universities and four companies. Key goals of

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Oil Industry Begins Running New Ad on Renewable Fuels (video)

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Fuel Fix)  The American Petroleum Institute on Monday launched a new round of advertising taking aim at an eight-year-old renewable fuels mandate it wants Congress to repeal. The new television ad features everyday people behind the wheel, at a car service station and stranded on the

August 13, 2013 Read Full Article

As Key Partner Departs, Future Dims for Michigan Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

by Andy McGlashen (Midwest Energy News)  The exit of its majority owner and operator leaves the future uncertain for a long-delayed project that has attracted at least $120 million in public financing to turn wood from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula into fuel for vehicles. New Hampshire-based biofuels company Mascoma Corporation announced in

August 7, 2013 Read Full Article

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – Where Do They Stand?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure.”  So, what do we know? … We identified 12 “Bellwether projects” in January that were scheduled to open in 2013.

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

American Petroleum Institute Launches New Campaign

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new campaign featuring print and TV ads taking aim at E15 and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The ethanol industry responded and Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association said that Big Oil’s latest campaign is

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Getting to the Root of the Matter

by Jennifer Donovan (Michigan Tech News)  Working to identify key genes in the root development of poplar trees, three Michigan Technological University scientists have come up with a new model for how genes interact and affect each other’s function. They also identified a network of genes that cause poplar roots

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Ricardo Continues Work on Efficient Engines for Ethanol Blends

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ricardo Inc. is both strong on ethanol blends and efficient engines. … Earlier in June, an advanced combustion engine research project was announced where Ricardo will partner with the University of California-Berkeley, MIT, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs. The partnership will

July 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Latest Data on Fuel Mileage and GHG Benefits of E30

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As part of Ford Motor Company’s comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency docket on proposed Tier 3 regulations regarding higher octane higher ethanol fuels, they provided an up-to-date literature review of the benefits of high octane high ethanol fuels.  We highly recommend it.

July 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Pretreated Biomass for Food and Fuel

by Susanne REtka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bruce Dale urges careful thought about energy and agriculture. A 1-ton-per-day pilot facility on the campus of Michigan State University geared up this spring to produce pretreated biomass for feed trials. It’s part of a demonstration that professor Bruce Dale hopes will show

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Technology— Pulp and Paper Style

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Process applies forestry products know-how to cellulosic conversion. Though a relative newcomer to the ethanol world, Georgia-based American Process Inc. is no stranger in the forest products industry. The company has demonstrated its consulting expertise in 500-some projects, logging more than 2 million

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Increased Enzyme Binding to Substrate Is Not Necessary for More Efficient Cellulose Hydrolysis

by Dahai Gao, Shishir P. S. Chundawat, Anurag Sethi, Venkatesh Balana, S. Gnanakaran, and Bruce E. Dale (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  Substrate binding is typically one of the rate-limiting steps preceding enzyme catalytic action during homogeneous reactions. However, interfacial-based enzyme catalysis on insoluble crystalline substrates, like cellulose, has

June 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Conversation with Racing Legend Bobby Rahal at Detroit Grand Prix

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) While attending the Detroit Grand Prix races earlier this month, we had the opportunity to spend some time with racing legend Bobby Rahal. Bobby is the 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner, a three-time IndyCar series Champion, and a winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring

June 25, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Can Advanced Biofuels Help Revitalize IndyCar?

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) The car racing carnival came to Detroit this past weekend. The venue was Belle Isle, once a beautiful island park in the Detroit River that served as a verdant escape for the residents of that great city. The Detroit Grand Prix, a two day

June 5, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Mazda Wins Again with SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel: Is It Renewable?

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  NASCAR’s sportscar racing division, GrandAm, and Green Racing aren’t words that you see together.  For one thing, GrandAm competitors race on all-petroleum race fuel. Yet, GrandAm and the American Le Mans Series, the series which brands itself as the “Leader in Green Racing,” are in the

June 4, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

The Renewable Chemical Industry Must Speak with One Voice

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …Renewable chemicals offer cost-competitiveness with petrochemicals or new properties and features that add value to innovative consumer products. In that way, they’ve captured some market share and created demand. But many renewable chemical companies still face a challenge raising capital necessary for commercialization,

May 23, 2013 Read Full Article

API Lands Brazil Investment to Commercialize Cellulosic Process

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With a fresh investment from Brazil’s GranBio, American Process Inc. is poised to develop its first commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in both the U.S. and Brazil. API CEO Theodora Retsina, said the companies hope to break ground in 2014. “We’re working through all the

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Michigan State University Bioenergy Research Looks for Food and Fuel Solutions

by Russ White (MLive)  … Michigan State University leads research of bioenergies and biofuels through AgBioResearch and the Kellogg Biological Station and partnerships with coalitions such as the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation. … The GLBRC does fundamental research, Pueppke says, but the

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Refiners’ RFS Agenda Is to Stop Competition

by Bruce Dale (The Hill/Michigan State University)  The oil industry hopes to protect its control over America’s fuel supply by undermining renewable fuels. By confusing us with misleading claims and outright falsehoods, oil companies hope Congress will overlook the real dangers caused by our almost complete dependence on oil for

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Hyundai Tech Center Expansion to Allow More Emissions Testing

by Alisa Priddle (Detroit Free Press)  An expansion of Hyundai’s eight-year-old technical center in Superior Township, east of Ann Arbor, will require 50 new jobs and enable more vehicle emission testing. …The new testing chambers can run vehicles through extreme temperature simulations and with alternative fuels as required by the

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Examining Fertilizers for Algae Biofuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)  One of the major roadblocks to mass-producing algae for biofuels, observes researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, is the need for fertilizer. Although algae have trouble reusing the nitrogen and phosphorus left in the water after their predecessors have been converted to bio-oil, the

April 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Technology Must Use Existing Cropland — Study

by Amanda Peterka  (Governors Biofuel Coalition)  Cellulosic biofuels can become profitable for farmers and help displace oil, but they must use already-available agricultural land, according to a study released by a nonprofit yesterday. Commissioned by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, the study found that encouraging farmers to use

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Announces Five-Year Renewal of Funding for Bioenergy Research Centers

(Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy today announced it would fund its three Bioenergy Research Centers for an additional five-year period, subject to continued congressional appropriations. The three Centers—including the BioEnergy Research Center (BESC) led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) led

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Gives Michigan State, University of Wisconsin $125 Million to Continue Biofuels Research

by Brandon Howell (MLive) Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin will continue their partnered research of advanced biofuels thanks to $125 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, housed at the Wisconsin campus in Madison, will use the five-year grant to continue

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Biorefinery 2015 – The Shape of Advanced Biofuels to Come – Part II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today in part II, we look at a new set of technologies coming along that are redefining our ideas about scale and cost. … A barrier to long term deployment? The $11 per gallon average capital expenditure, or capex — and the average price tag

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels in the US: How Much and How Soon? 2014′s Terrific Ten

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although no commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels facilities are operating in the United States at present, at least ten projects exceeding 20 million gallons per year are expected to begin operations by 2014. Tristan R. Brown and Robert C. Brown at the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State

March 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Michigan State University, PHYCO2 Collaborate on Algae Growth Demonstration Project

(PHYCO2/Biodiesel Magazine)  …The partnership will demonstrate the patent-pending PHYCO2-developed technology to sequester CO2, reclaim water and continuously grow multiple types of algae at an accelerated rate without sunlight. The goal of the demonstration project is to meet the growing demand for algae for biofuels, pharmaceuticals, foods and other purposes. PHYCO2 developed

March 6, 2013 Read Full Article

‘Fat Worms’ Inch Scientists Toward Better Biofuel Production

(Science Daily)  Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves ­- a feat that could enhance biofuel production as well as lead to improved animal feeds. The results, published in the current issue of The Plant Cell, the journal of the American

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

E85 Fuel Saves at the Pump, but Comes with a Cost Later

by Frank Witsil (Detroit Free Press)  With gas prices pushing $4 a gallon in Michigan, drivers may be tempted to try a less expensive alternative – E85, an ethanol blend – which is selling in stations that carry it for 40 to 60 cents a gallon less. But, experts warn,

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Avoiding Virus Dangers in ‘Domesticating’ Wild Plants for Biofuel Use

(Michigan State University)  In our ongoing quest for alternative energy sources, researchers are looking more to plants that grow in the wild for use in biofuels, plants such as switchgrass. However, attempts to “domesticate” wild-growing plants have a downside, as it could make the plants more susceptible to any number

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Bridges to Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biobased DIgest)  Bringing your biobased technology forward through the Valley of Death may require a bridge over troubled waters.  Here are partners worth knowing. … Bioenergy commercialization is long, expensive and risky. Derisking the enterprise by making the process shorter, cheaper — and having access to people

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Poised for Surge in Fuel Made from Crop Waste

(Associated Press/Omaha.com)  After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion-dollar refineries in several states that will use corn plant residue, wood scraps and even garbage to produce the fuel additive. The breakthrough comes at a key time for the industry, after the drought heightened criticism about the vast

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

POET Expands Corn Oil Operations

(Inside Indiana Business/POET)  Twenty-five of POET’s network of 27 biorefineries have now installed its patent-pending corn oil technology, bringing its total capacity to approximately 250,000 tons per year, enough feedstock to produce 68 million gallons of biodiesel annually. POET has been selling Voilà™ corn oil into biodiesel and feed markets

January 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Direct Connections

by  Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Developing a retail relationship with area fuel stations is a potential perk for ethanol plants, retailers and consumers. In some areas of the U.S., drivers filling up with ethanol blends have one more reason to proudly choose the fuel. It’s locally sourced, providing consumers

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy Production from Marginal Lands in the US Midwest

by Ilya Gelfand, Ritvik Sahajpal, Xuesong Zhang, R. César Izaurralde, Katherine L. Gross & G. Philip Robertson (Nature)  …An alternative is to grow lignocellulosic (cellulosic) crops on ‘marginal’ lands9. Cellulosic feedstocks can have positive environmental outcomes10, 11 and could make up a substantial proportion of future energy portfolios12, 13. However, the availability of

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Crystal Flash Named as Exclusive Dealer of Alternative Autogas in Michigan

by Stephen Kloosterman (The Holland Sentinel)   The Grand Rapids-based Crystal Flash Energy is now the exclusive dealer in Michigan for autogas, an alternative fuel. …Autogas, a liquefied version of propane, can run in mechanically modified gas engines, and a number of vehicle manufacturers now offer engines that can burn both

January 3, 2013 Read Full Article

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects for 2013

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters.  Mirage or reality? Completion of 6 key projects 2012 decided much of the debate.  When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure.

January 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in the U.S. and around the world. A look at facilities owned by companies such as Abengoa Bioenergy, Enerkem, INEOS Bio and ZeaChem shows the progress made since the Renewable Fuel

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(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 create jobs. Vilsack highlighted the announcement with a visit to Michigan State University, a grant

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

EESI Discusses Biomass, Bioenergy, and Sustainability With State Environmental Legislators

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI Policy Associate Ned Stowe recently gave a presentation on biomass, bioenergy, and sustainability to the 11th Annual Great Lakes Environmental Legislators Forum of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators in Chicago, IL. The presentation addressed questions such as: What is the

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Tick-Tick-Tick. Crude Oil from Algae in 60 Seconds, Really?

by Robert Rapier (Biobased Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  Researchers tout a process to make oil from algae biomass – is it pyro oil or a real biocrude? …Researchers at the University of Michigan announced that they had sped up the process that Mother Nature used to convert algae into oil: …

December 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Mixing Processes Could Increase the Impact of Biofuel Spills on Aquatic Environments

(e! Science News)  …A group of researchers from the University of Michigan wondered how ethanol-based fuels would spread in the event of a large aquatic spill. They found that ethanol-based liquids mix actively with water, very different from how pure gasoline interacts with water and potentially more dangerous to aquatic

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Algal Scientific Corporation Takes Home $500,000 Cash Grand Prize at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

More than $1 Million in cash and prizes was awarded last evening at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition in downtown Detroit, with Algal Scientific Corporation taking home the $500,000 cash grand prize. Last evening’s Gala and Awards Ceremony at Detroit’s historic Orchestra Hall capped off the most successful Accelerate

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD — ‘Ethanol’ Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word

by Cliff Meeuwsen (Holland Sentinel)  Ethanol has become a dirty word for some, and I’m not sure why. How did the cleanest burning, highest quality, cheapest form of liquid renewable fuel ever get to be such a punching bag for politicians, the oil industry, the food industry and many others?

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy

(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 information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary

November 12, 2012 Read Full Article

US Researchers Say that Indirect Land Use Numbers Should Fall 75% on New Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Michigan, a research team led by Michigan State’s Bruce Dale, writing in the November 2012 issue of Biomass & Bioenergy, that they believe that a lifecycle analysis approach to ILUC requires replacing the nutritional functions of the crops grown on the land, not the crops

November 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel Breakthrough: Quick Cook Method Turns Algae into Oil

(EurekAlert!/University of Michigan)  It looks like Mother Nature was wasting her time with a multimillion-year process to produce crude oil. Michigan Engineering researchers can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude. “We’re trying to mimic the process

November 1, 2012 Read Full Article

State Corn Groups Lay Groundwork for Higher Ethanol Blends, Greater Consumer Choice

(National Corn Growers Association)  State corn associations across the country are working diligently to make the increased use of higher ethanol blends a reality through programs to put the necessary infrastructure in place. Laying the groundwork for a shift toward greater use of the domestically produced, environmentally friendly biofuel, a

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

BDC Members Tour American Process Inc.'s Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Alpena, MI, Which Started Up in June 2012

(Bioenergy Deployment Consortium/MarketWire)  BDC held its 2012 Fall Symposium in Alpena, MI on September 18 & 19, capping the event with a tour of the new cellulosic ethanol plant owned by American Process Inc. (API), a BDC member. API’s facility is one of the first and one of three cellulosic biofuel

October 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Ford and GM Okay E15 Blends for New Vehicles

(Opis.net)  Ford Motor Co. and General Motors have quietly approved gasoline blends with up to 15% ethanol for use in later model cars and light trucks, Oil Express has learned. Together, the automakers produce more than a third of the new light-vehicles sold in the United States, according to Automotive

October 2, 2012 Read Full Article

High Octane Number Ethanol–Gasoline Blends: Quantifying the Potential Benefits in the United States

by J.E. Anderson, D.M. DiCicco, J.M. Ginder, U. Kramer, T.G. Leone, H.E. Raney-Pablo, T.J. Wallington (Fuel)  Ethanol provides a significant contribution to road transportation fuel in the US, Brazil, and elsewhere. Renewable fuels regulations in the US and EU imply that ethanol use will continue to increase in the near future.

September 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers Win Grant to Assess Impact of Bioenergy Projects

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A team of researchers will spend the next five years assessing the social, economic and ecological impacts of bioenergy projects happening in Michigan, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Led by Michigan Tech University Professor Kathy Halvorsen, the team consists of 33 researchers who will “take

September 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Michigan Tech Leads International Study of Social, Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Production

by Jennifer Donovan  (Michigan Tech News)  Is it possible to develop and produce biofuels in a sustainable way, without harming people or the environment?  What policies need to be put in place to help that happen? Nearly three dozen researchers from four countries—including 15 from Michigan Tech—will spend the next 5

August 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Entrepreneurs Cook Up Biodiesel Formula for a Greener Windsor

by Phoebe Ho (MetroNews)  With barely any background in chemistry, a University of Windsor nursing grad and her business partner spent the last two months experimenting with animal fat and vegetable oil in hopes of creating a greener city. Lois Li, a Windsorite in her second year of law school at

August 23, 2012 Read Full Article
  2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season  Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013

2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013

The 2013 Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition schedule, registration fees, maximum number of teams accepted for each event and the registration opening and closing are listed below. You must read and follow the registration requirements and instructions in the rules for the competition your team plans to enter.   Many competitions sell

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol May Get a Boost through Breakthrough Process

by Angie Bergenson (Hydrogen Fuel News)  …A team of researchers from Michigan State University have been working to make ethanol a more attractive source of fuel for the country. The team has made a breakthrough which is claims will boosts energy recovery from the Ethanol process by 2,000%. Process utilizes

August 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Research and the Future for Michigan Farmers

by Russ White and Mackenzie Mohr(Michigan Live) …“One of the things that we’re evaluating with cellulosic ethanol is (if there) are there places we can produce these crops on lands that aren’t producing food crops,” he ( MSU Extension’s Bioenergy Educator Dennis Pennington) says. This research hopes to eliminate the food vs. fuel

August 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Midwestern Governors Association Urges All OEMs to Support B20

(The Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Midwestern Governors Association has formally asked every major diesel engine and vehicle manufacturer to support the use of biodiesel blends of at least 20 percent (B20) in all diesel-powered equipment. …“As governors, we see increasing the use of biodiesel as an important part of

August 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Upgrading Ethanol: Local Man’s Project Earns ACGA Award

by Larry Kershner (The Messenger)  A post-graduate student at Michigan State University thinks that upgrading ethanol to a higher grade of alcohol – 1-butanol – will help the ethanol industry get past the “blender’s wall,” especially as the price of corn rises and crude oil prices fall. Tyler Jordison, 24,

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Producers to Grow Renewable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels

(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, including waste products. “Advanced biofuels are a key component of President Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy

July 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Pursuing Abundance: USDA, DOE Invest $41M to Drive Biofuels Feedstock Yields, Diversification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The recent focus on drought, and the scarcity scare, shows that diversification and yield enhancement remain the bioeconomy’s chief weapons in the war on availability and affordability.   The USDA and DOE respond with a $41M investment in basic science, feedstock development. …What are we doing

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Octane: What's in Your Fuel?

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Minimum octane rating decisions could greatly impact ethanol’s future market opportunities At a time when ethanol’s high-octane rating is touted as its most valuable asset, a situation in South Dakota shows a lower-octane gasoline scenario could also emerge. In March, officials at South Dakota’s

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Researchers Make Hydrogen as Cellulosic Ethanol Coproduct

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rather than focusing on a single microbe capable of converting cellulose to ethanol in a fermenter, researchers at Michigan State University are mimicking nature, culturing two bacteria that grow synergistically. The process creates two fuels, ethanol and hydrogen, the latter being produced from electricity

July 17, 2012 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Process Dramatically Improves Energy Recovery

by Danny King (AutoblogGreen) … Michigan State University scientists have found a biofuel production method that the institution says boosts energy from the production process by a factor of 20. Gemma Reguera, a microbiologist at MSU, led an effort that uses – stay with us – a combination of microbial electrolysis cells (MECs)

July 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report Visits Bobby Likis

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Bobby Likis of the Bobby Likis Car Clinic Network, a radio, television and internet distributed automotive talk show that recently partnered with the Renewable Fuels Association to help educate both consumers and automotive technicians about ethanol. Likis recently visited Argonne

July 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Waste Lines: The Hottest Trends with Bio’s Coolest Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of its naming deficiencies, waste has been hot and getting hotter as a bioenergy feedstock because it solves three of the most pressing problems blocking capacity expansion. 1. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices – sometimes free, sometimes even transitionally available with

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Teacher to Launch Biodiesel Fuel Plant

by Lisa Perkins (Traverse City Record-Eagle)  Bill Koucky will soon produce biodiesel fuel, after years of planning, experimenting and jumping through regulatory hoops. …Traverse City will be home to a biodiesel fuel plant when Koucky’s Northwest Michigan Biodiesel LLC swings into full production within weeks. …Koucky’s three-part plan begins with

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Fifth Stop: Sustainability

by Margaret Broeren  (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  …Much more than a buzzword, “sustainable” means that trade-offs—social, environmental and economic factors—have been measured, modeled and validated against actual “boots on the ground data” measured at agricultural research stations and on Midwestern farms, says Randy Jackson, a grassland ecologist and UW-Madison professor

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article

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

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

April 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Energy Beets: Who Will Leap First?

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North American sugar-to-ethanol strategy differs from Brazil’s, Europe’s …North Dakota-based Green Vision Group is resolutely moving forward with a plan to build multiple 20 MMgy dedicated energy beet plants in the state. …More than 3,000 miles due east, Canadian company Atlantec BioEnergy Corp. is

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Steel in the Ground: The Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plants in the World Are Ready to Prove Their Mettle

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Guido Ghisolfi is a confident man. A chemical engineer by trade, at 55, he’s already spent three decades leading research and development (R&D) activities at Italy-based Mossi & Ghisolfi Group, a $3 billion per year chemical firm that ranks as one of the world’s

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

High Octane Number Ethanol–Gasoline Blends: Quantifying the Potential Benefits in the United States

by J.E. Anderson, D.M. DiCicco, J.M. Ginder, U. Kramer, T.G. Leone, H.E. Raney-Pablo, T.J. Wallington (FUEL/ScienceDirect.com)  Ethanol provides a significant contribution to road transportation fuel in the US, Brazil, and elsewhere. Renewable fuels regulations in the US and EU imply that ethanol use will continue to increase in the near future. The high octane rating of ethanol

April 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Land Matters: Sizing Up the Bioenergy Potential of Marginal Lands

by Greg Breining (University of Minnesota/Bioenergy Connection)   …Did demand for biofuel feedstocks, such as corn, sugarcane, rapeseed, and soybeans, drive the high cost of food? Many analysts later pinned most of the blame on commodities speculation, oil prices, and weather—not biofuels production. Indeed, while biofuels production continued to expand, crop

April 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Amendment Would Extend Domestic Energy Tax Credits

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced an amendment to the Transportation Bill (S.1813) Thursday that would extend tax incentives for domestically produced energy sources, including biodiesel, ethanol, cellulosic biofuels, electric vehicles, wind energy and solar. The measure would re-instate and extend the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax incentive, which

March 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Students Show off Their Clean Snowmobiles

by Gabrielle Mays  (Upper Michigan’s Source)  For the past seven months, hundreds of students from all over North America have been working hard on their innovative designs for the Clean Snowmobile Challenge. Students take a production built snowmobile and reshape, mold and upgrade it. They are tested in a number of

March 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Fuels: Mascoma, Sud-Chemie on Short Path to Parity with Gasoline

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can companies like Mascoma and Sud-Chemie, by transforming the economics of cellulosic ethanol, compete at parity with gasoline – no subsidies, no five-years-to-commercial-scale, no kidding? Part II – “Chain-Chain-Chain, Chain of Fuels    In Part II, today – “Chain, Chain, Chain – Chain of Fuels,”

March 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Improving Logistics of Biofuel Raw Materials

(EurekAlert/Michigan State University)  MSU research looks for ways to improve shipping of materials for biofuels If the increased use of biomass to produce alternative fuels is to become a reality, more attention needs to be paid to logistics – how, for example, biomass raw materials are shipped from farm to

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Grow it Here, Make it Here

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Michigan, US Senator Debbie Stabenow expanded her “Grow it Here, Make it Here” initiative into a $5 billion proposal designed to dramatically expand bio-based manufacturing and job creation, funded through what she described as reductions in subsidization of the oil industry. Among provisions in her proposal:

February 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Controversial Wood-to-Ethanol Plant May Finally Get under Way in Upper Peninsula

by Katherine Yung (Detroit Free Press)  After a lengthy delay, construction of what could be the nation’s first large-scale wood-to-ethanol plant in the country is to start this year in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula. If successful, the $232-million biorefinery in Kinross Charter Township would transform the production of ethanol and

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Hino Trucks Honored at National Biodiesel Conference

(PR NewsWire/Hino Trucks)  During a ceremony today at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando, Hino Trucks was recognized by the National Biodiesel Board with the 2012 “Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award.” The “I-Awards” represent the biodiesel industry’s top honors, and are bestowed upon companies, groups or individuals who have helped carry the biodiesel

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Mascoma Implements Commercialization Strategy for Drop-In MGT™ Yeast Product to Improve Economics of Corn Ethanol Production

(Mascoma/BusinessWire)  Mascoma Corporation, a renewable fuels company, announced today that it has implemented key components of the commercialization strategy for its Mascoma Grain Technology, or MGT™, yeast product, which is the first commercial application of Mascoma’s proprietary consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) technology platform. The MGT product is a genetically-modified yeast designed

January 12, 2012 Read Full Article

USDA Helps Install 266 Blender Pumps through REAP

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The USDA announced the final round of fiscal year 2011 Renewable Energy for America Program awards on Dec. 14. The awards included grants for 12 blender pump projects in eight states, bringing the total number of REAP-funded projects to 65 so far. As

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Mascoma, Codexis Closing in on Commercialized Cellulosic Biofuels

by Derek Mead (GreenTechMedia)  Biofuel up-and-comers Codexis and Mascoma both have big news that means cellulosic ethanol production is right around the corner. …With traditional sugar feedstocks — and in the U.S., that means corn — up around $275 a ton, it would seem high time to tap into virtually

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

2nd Lawsuit Challenges Ethanol Project in UP

(WLNS/AP)  Critics of a refinery planned for the Upper Peninsula have filed a second lawsuit against the project. Larry Klein and the Sierra Club claim the U.S. Energy Department failed to follow federal environmental law when it approved the refinery near Kinross (Michigan). READ MORE

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (December 14, 2011) announced loans and grants for agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Battery-Car Future Undercut by Europe, Improvements in ICE Technology

by Neil Winton (Detroit News)  Investment bank Morgan Stanley came up with a nasty surprise for Nissan-Renault and other cheer-leaders for battery powered cars when it cut its electric vehicle sales forecast by nearly 50 per cent for 2025. Europe’s economic crisis means crucial government subsidy to kick-start the market

December 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Mascoma Awarded $80 Million from the DOE for Construction of Commercial-Scale Hardwood Cellulosic Ethanol Facility in Kinross, Michigan

(MarketWatch/Mascoma)  Fully-funded commercial-scale facility Mascoma Corporation, a renewable fuels company, announced today that it has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to assist in the design, construction and operation of a commercial-scale hardwood cellulosic ethanol facility in Kinross, Michigan. The cooperative agreement provides for up

December 15, 2011 Read Full Article

OnSite Energy Partners with MSU’s Freeway to Fuels Project

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

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Valero Partnering to Build Ethanol Plant in Michigan

(Valero)  New Hampshire-based biofuels company Mascoma Corp. has entered into an agreement with energy giant Valero to build a plant that produces ethanol in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula using Mascoma’s proprietary technology. Mascoma, of Lebanon, agreed to the deal with Texas-based Valero to build the $233 million plant in Kinross, Mich.

December 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Codexis, Mascoma Show that Low-Cost Sugar is the Key, as Biofuels Moves from R&D into Industrial Era

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“The government rushed into investments, with no diligence,” says Codexis chief Alan Shaw. “They are just not industrialists, in my opinion.” Two major announcements this week drive the point home in advanced biofuels. In California, Codexis introduced its CodeXyme Cellulase enzyme product linefor bio-based chemicals, converting

December 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Hitting a New Stride: The Biorefining Sector Is Poised for Commercial Scale-Up as Funding Strategies Mature and Production Capacity Grows

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 industry will take another important step as significant quantities of commercial production begin to come

December 10, 2011 Read Full Article

New Department of Natural Resources Advisory Council Weighted toward Timber Interests

(Michigan Radio)  …A new advisory council is heavily weighted with voices from the timber industry, and there will be more emphasis on developing forest products to boost the state’s economy. Governor Rick Snyder says there’s a lot of potential to use natural resources to bring in more revenue. The head

December 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Michigan’s Loss, Alberta’s Gain: Smoky Lake or High Prairie to House 66-Million-Litre Biodiesel Plant Starting in 2012

by Dave Cooper (Edmonton Journal)  An innovative Michigan plant that could produce 66 million litres of biodiesel from sub-grade canola is about to be disassembled and readied for a move to Alberta this winter. The location will be either Smoky Lake or High Prairie, but plans are already underway to

December 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Stabenow to Introduce ‘Grow It Here, Make It Here’ Initiative

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …While (Sen. Debbie) Stabenow has yet to introduce the legislation in the U.S. Senate, her office did provideBiorefining Magazine with a draft of the bill. According to that draft, titled the “Make It in America Tax Credit Act of 2011,” the legislation would extend and modify

November 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Experts Explain Feedstock Supply Chain Intricacies

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  Ask J.D. Lindberg, principal and CFO for Resource Recycling Systems Inc., about the intricacies of feedstock supply contracting, and he would most likely tell you that “glass time is money.” Lindberg spoke during a feedstock supply discussion during the 2011 Northeast Biomass Conference & Trade

October 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Ricardo Engines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Rod Beazley of Ricardo said that, based on tests conducted to date by the company, the Ricardo EBDI (ethanol boosted direct injection) engine could achieve equal mileage per gallon when burning E85 ethanol, compared to straight gasoline, and would cost less than engines designed to meet

October 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Imperium Renewables Helping Bring Biojet fuel to the Northwest

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Seattle, Wash.-based biodiesel producer Imperium Renewables and the U.S. DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have reported positive results in a joint development for the production of biomass-based drop-in jet fuel in the Pacific Northwest. So far, according to Imperium, the novel process has produced a

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Technologies LLC Predicted to Produce Ethanol – 8,000 Gallons Daily – by End of Year

by Annette Manwell (Holland Sentinel)  Renewable Energy Technologies LLC had hoped to produce ethanol in Holland by now, but building issues sent the company back to the market to find a new home. Now ethanol could be in production by the end of the year. Earlier this year, the company

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Mascoma’s IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrigued by cellulosic ethanol and a new product called MGT, in Mascoma’s IPO? …Mascoma Corporation announced that it has filed an S-1 registration statement relating to a proposed $100 million initial public offering. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the

September 20, 2011 Read Full Article

One-Pot Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose and of Woody Biomass Solids to Liquid Fuels

by Theodore D. Matson, Katalin Barta, Alexei V. Iretskii, and Peter C. Ford  (Journal of the American Chemical Society)  Efficient methodologies for converting biomass solids to liquid fuels have the potential to reduce dependence on imported petroleum while easing the atmospheric carbon dioxide burden. Here, we report quantitative catalytic conversions

September 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Moving Algae Biofuels from “Potential” to “Practice”: Next Generation Algae Extraction and Fractionation Technology

By Brian L. Goodall, Puneet Chandra and Tom Czartoski (SRS Energy)  Brian Goodall introduced SRS energy which specializes in oil and water purification, separation and related services. For four years, SRS Dexter focused their R&D on algae extraction and fractionation. Goodall et al., note that SRS Energy AlgaFracTM Technology can

September 9, 2011 Read Full Article

NextCAT Gets NSF Award to Help Commercialize Catalyst Technology

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Detroit-based startup biodiesel technology developer NextCAT Inc. has received $498,830 in funding from a National Science Foundation Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award. The funding will help commercialize alternative biodiesel catalyst technology, developed at the National Biofuels Energy Laboratory at Wayne State University, for

August 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Bruce Dale: Michigan State Chemical Engineer Takes a Critical Look at the Pluses and Minuses of Biofuels

by Stephen K. Ritter (Chemical & Engineering News)  Bruce E. Dale often plays the role of devil’s advocate not only against the rosy picture of biofuels painted by start-ups and trade associations but also against the gloom-and-doom message of some environmental groups. That’s because he’s devoted to developing meaningful methods

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Seeking the Blending Sweet Spot

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For years, in coffee shops and grain elevators across the upper Midwest, independent thinkers have voiced their opinions on the benefits of midlevel ethanol blends. Tales of fueling the old Buick, or otherwise unapproved vehicle, with E20 or E30 without experiencing any of the

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuel Could Revive Farmlands Conservation Program

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

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Plans to Turn Old Beverages into Ethanol

(Waste and Recycling News)  Detroit-based DART said its new location will turn alcohol and sugar-based beverages such as old beer, wine, soda, juice and liquor into fuel grade ethanol. In addition, the company said, the facility will also convert the used beverage containers and packaging into recycled plastic, cardboard, glass

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Algal Scientific Seeks Funds for Fertilizer-Eating Algae Project

by Ben Edwards  (Bloomberg)  …The Plymouth, Michigan-based company is raising $500,000 to complete demonstration plants and will seek the remaining funds in the next six to nine months, Chief Science Officer Geoff Horst said in a telephone interview. The plants will use algae to treat wastewater by soaking up pollutants

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Buys, Plans to Reopen NextDiesel Plant

by John Mulcahy  (Daily Telegram/LenConnect) A New York-based company has bought the closed NextDiesel plant in Adrian and plans to reopen it to produce biodiesel fuel. …EnerVation Advisors is preparing to clean the plant’s tanks and make other preparation for reopening, Tantillo said. He estimated the plant may be able

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

President Obama Announces New Fuel Economy Standards

(The White House)  President Obama today announced the next phase in the Administration’s program to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. These new standards will cover cars and light trucks for Model Years 2017-2025, requiring performance equivalent

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Chevrolet Confirms Diesel Variant for Cruze in 2013

(General Motors)  Chevrolet confirmed today it will add a diesel variant to the Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013.  Diesel versions of the Cruze are currently being sold in Europe. Additional details on the Cruze diesel for North American markets will be released at a later date.

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

New Study Finds U.S. Ethanol Production Growth Has Not Triggered Indirect Land Use Change

(PR NewsWire/– Prior studies failed to compare land use predictions to historical data A new study published in the July 2011 Biomass and Bioenergy Journal on indirect land use change (ILUC) due to biofuels production indicates that the real impact of U.S. biofuels production on ILUC domestically and internationally is negligible or

July 28, 2011 Read Full Article

SRS Energy Grows Toward Commercialization

by Jonathan Williams  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Brian Goodall, the Vice President of Business Development at SRS Energy, spoke at the 1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts on how their company is moving towards commercialization of their AlgaFrac™ System. Unlike other extraction methods that look to break up the

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Researchers Find Potential Key for Unlocking Biomass Energy

(Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory/EurekAlert!)  LANL molecular model helps expose cellulose weakness Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a potential key for unlocking the energy potential from non-edible biomass materials such as corn leaves and stalks,

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Wyden Act Promotes Alternative Fuels

(MyCentralOregon)  Legislation introduced by Senator Ron Wyden and Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow to promote the implementation of viable alternatives to oil passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday. Wyden said the Alternative Fuels Vehicles Competitiveness and Security Act will increase energy security and reduce dependence on foreign oil by

July 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Energy Crops Could Be Answer to Increased Insecticide Use

by Luke Geiver (Biorefining Magazine)  The link between increased insecticide use and landscape simplification has now been documented by a team of researchers from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center. …But, while the research showed the upwardly trending use of insecticides with a decrease in the number of crops planted

July 14, 2011 Read Full Article

These Fairs Are Going ‘Soy-Green’

(American Agriculturalist)  New York and Maryland fairs are first-comers to USB’s Green Ribbon Fairs program. This summer, the United Soybean Board and state soybean boards in nine states are kicking off the Green Ribbon Fairs project by using and promoting soybean-based products. The products range from paints used to spruce up

July 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Dr. Bruce Dale Receives FEW Award of Excellence

by Chuck Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …(A)t the 2011 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop, the 2011 Award of Excellence was presented to Dr. Bruce Dale, Michigan State University, by BBI International VP, Tom Bryan. Dale, professor of chemical engineering and associate director of the office of biobased technologies at Michigan State University, received

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Detroit Metro Land to Be Used to Grow Bioenergy Crops

By Carole Shifrin  (Air Transport World)  Detroit Metro operator Wayne County Airport Authority said it has agreed to partner with Michigan State University Extension to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops on the property of DTW and another of the authority’s airports, Willow Run. The two airports have a total of

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article
  2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings  Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

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

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

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

DOE Awards $36M to Six Projects for Drop-In fuels, Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Virent, Genomatica, HCL Clean Tech among the winners, as DOE fosters replacement of “entire barrel of oil” in latest funding round In Washington, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced up to $36 millionto fund six small-scale projects that will advance the technology improvements and process

June 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Making the Most of DDGS

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers coax more products and income streams from distillers grains …(R)esearchers see a time when distillers grains will be used for more than feed. Diversifying uses for distillers grains can provide multiple revenue streams and contribute to the increasing need for renewable fuels. Several

June 9, 2011 Read Full Article

GM Chief Disparages Ethanol but Sticks to 2012 Target

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  General Motors says it’s committed to reaching its goal next for ethanol-capable vehicles despite a negative view that CEO Dan Akerson voiced about the biofuel’s prospects. In an interview published this week by The Detroit News, Akerson said that ethanol is “going to die slowly”

June 9, 2011 Read Full Article

GM Chief Pushing for Higher Gas Taxes

by David Shepardson and Christina Rogers (The Detroit News)   General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, … And while he is eager to say goodbye to the government as a part

June 7, 2011 Read Full Article

EYEing ETHanol: Sheriff’s Office Looks to Ethanol Fuel for Its Fleet

by Stacy Langley   (Huron Daily Tribune)   In early March, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office began an experiment that had the department eyeing the possibility of saving the county money by using ethanol fuel for its fleet of flex-fuel vehicles. Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson, who admits he was skeptical

June 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Ford CEO Mulally Urges One Fuel Standard

by Nathan Hurst and David Shepardson (Detroit News)  Ford Motor Co.’s top executive pushed for unity on national fuel efficiency standards for automakers Tuesday, telling Capitol Hill legislators that multiple U.S. standards put undue burden on automakers and consumers. …In the meeting with House members, Mulally said that if Congress is

June 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Expanding Market and Future Use for Diesel Fuel and Vehicle Technology, Greater Use of Biodiesel in the Southeast and Prospects for Second Generation Renewable Diesel Fuels

(Diesel Technology Forum)  A near-capacity room of Congressional staff members, industry and energy representatives gathered on Capitol Hill on May 13th to hear a diverse group of speakers – including U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett – discuss clean diesel technology and renewable diesel’s role in “Fueling the Future in a Green

May 23, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Holds Price Edge over Traditional Gas

by Jon Chavez (Toledo Blade)  The price spread isn’t as much as it was a week ago, but ethanol-blended gasoline in the area is still at least 40 cents a gallon cheaper than regular unleaded gas at one retailer. Meijer is selling E85, which is made from corn, for $3.29

May 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Do Biofuels Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

by Kevin Bullis  (MIT’s Technology Review)  A new study fuels the debate over the impact of growing crops for fuel. Greenhouse-gas emissions from biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, may be lower than many researchers have estimated, according to a new study. The findings could further fuel a debate over

May 20, 2011 Read Full Article

New Study Breaks Link Between Land Use, Biofuels

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  In a new study released today (May 16, 2011) by Michigan State University (MSU), biofuel production in the United States through 2007, “probably has not induced any indirect land use change.” The report was conducted by Seungdo Kim and Bruce Dale, both MSU scientists, and the results

May 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Food v. Fuel Revisited

by Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer  (Daily Yonder)  …As we listen to this debate, the implied assumption is that the sole purpose of farming is to provide food and certainly that has been true for over half a century. But if we look back at the nineteenth century,

May 16, 2011 Read Full Article
  4-H Discovery Camp   July 25-28   East Lansing, MI

4-H Discovery Camp July 25-28 East Lansing, MI

At the Michigan 4-H Discovery Camp, youth ages 14 to 19 will explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy and what it means to your family, Michigan and the world. Find out more about this new opportunity for youth ages 14

May 12, 2011 Read Full Article
  An International Short Course on Biofuels     August 21-26, 2011    East Lansing, MI

An International Short Course on Biofuels August 21-26, 2011 East Lansing, MI

Course Dates: August 21-26, 2011 Organized by: Michigan State University World Technology Access (WorldTAP) Program in collaboration with Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). Brochure (.pdf) Registration Form (.doc) or Online Registration Application Deadline Registration Fee Course Fee Contact Information Course Rationale Globally, biofuels research and development is gaining increasing attention

May 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Logos and EdeniQ Receive Department of Energy Funding for Corn-to-Cellulosic Pilot Biorefinery

(Logos Technologies)  DOE commits full $20.5 million to retrofit and build pilot plant in Visalia, CA Logos Technologies®, Inc. and EdeniQ, Inc., announced U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approval to fully fund $20.5 million in federal cost share under DOE’s Integrated Biorefinery Program to construct a Corn-to-Cellulosic Migration (CCM)TM pilot

May 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Seminar Series

This spring GLBRC launched a seminar series featuring a wide range of bioenergy experts. The series is open to the public and alternates between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University campuses. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend along with industry and community leaders interested in renewable energy.

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Alternative Power Projects in Michigan Being Held up by Lack of Energy Department Loan Guarantees

by Katherine Yung (Detroit Free Press) …Together, these deals represent $1.2 billion in new investment in the state and more than 3,800 new jobs. If successful, they would significantly boost the state’s efforts to grow its clean energy industry. Last year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office examined the loan guarantee

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

The Beginning of the End of the Ethanol Joke

by Paul Studebaker (Sustainable Planet)   …It’s too soon to talk about grain-based ethanol in the past tense, but maybe not by much. While ethanol has a place as a bio-based octane enhancer and consequently, as a means to extend oil stocks, many would say that making motor fuel from food

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Cobalt Raises $20M in Series D Round; Parsons & Whittemore Joins

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The additional capital will enable Cobalt to build out its new 470,000 gallon per year demonstration plant in Alpena, Michigan, which will be the world’s first cellulosic biorefinery for the production of the industrial chemical n-butanol. In addition, the funding will enable Cobalt to expand

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Researchers in Three States Work on Densification

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In order for ag residues and energy crops to be profitably converted to biofuels, it is expected that biorefineries will need to acquire all of their feedstocks from within close proximities to the plants. Another method of acquisition could be via regional biomass processing

May 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Michigan State University Receives $2.9M in Federal Grants for Biofuel Research

by Melissa Domsic  (LSJ.com) Michigan State University has received $2.9 million in federal grants for bio-based energy research. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded five-year grants for three projects focusing on various aspects of producing biofuels, which use renewable plant materials instead of petroleum. …MSU’s grants are among $36.3 million

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Is More Really Less? Overfertilizing Can Degrade Quality

by Morgan Gallagher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Rather than look at only the total mass yield of either the corn grain or the crop residue, we took a different approach. We measured the mass yield of key biochemicals such as carbohydrate, protein, lignin or lipids, analyzing the change in the corn

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Cobalt Technologies, American Process to Build First Cellulosic Biobutanol Refinery

(SustainableBusiness.com)  Biobutanol company Cobalt Technologies and American Process Inc. (API), a developer of lignocellulosic sugar production technologies, announced an agreement to build the world’s first industrial-scale cellulosic biorefinery to produce biobutanol. Additionally, the companies agreed to jointly market a GreenPower+TMBiobutanol solution to biomass power facilities and other customers worldwide. GreenPower+

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Push Is on for More E85

by Kevin Goff (ABC Local/Mid-Michigan WJRT)  E85 pumps few and far between With gas prices now at $4 a gallon, there is a push to expand the use of alternative fuels. The bottom line is, right now, there aren’t enough E85 fuel pumps for drivers across Mid-Michigan, but that may

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

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

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

OnSite Energy Unveils Gen2 Biodiesel Processor in Flint

(PR NewsWire/OnSite Energy)  With rising diesel prices smashing farmer, municipality and trucker budgets, OnSite Energy of Flint, Michigan announces its second generation series of automated 40-400 gallon biodiesel processors as a solution. “These processors are reliable, automated, and available now to people wishing to save money by making their own fuel,” said

April 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Stabenow Wants to Move Quickly, but Methodically on New Farm Bill

by Jerry Hagstrom  (AgWeek)  Senate Agriculture Commitee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., says the Senate will proceed on its own schedule on the farm bill and should finish the bill as quickly as possible, but she will not promise to finish the bill in 2012. … Stabenow announced March 25 that

April 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Start-Ups Work to Reinvent the Combustion Engine

by Todd Woody    (New York Times)    …As the first mass-produced electric cars hit the streets, Pinnacle is just one of several start-ups backed by prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalists aiming to reinvent the century-old internal combustion engine. The big promise: vast improvements in fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gas

March 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Senate Hearing Examines Oil Price Spikes, Role of Biofuels

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   During a U.S. Senate committee hearing on March 30, Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said that focusing on advanced biofuels for homegrown energy is in the best interest of the United States. “I think that we have heard today, very clearly, that we are making

March 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Benishek under Pressure to Block Federal Funding for Ethanol ‘Boondoggle’

by Eartha Jane Melzer  (The Michigan Messenger)  Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) campaigned on cutting federal spending. Now some of his constituents are asking him to keep the U.S. Dept. of Energy from spending $58 million on a project to turn Upper Peninsula trees into ethanol. The Mascoma corporation and logging

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Kellogg Biological Station K-12 Partnership Applications due April 19, 2011

(Michigan State University)  The KBS K-12 Partnership is is a joint effort among KBS scientists, MSU College of Education faculty, and science teachers and administrators in 12 rural school districts in southwest Michigan. Since 1999 the partnership has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, including awards from

March 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Portable Ethanol Machine Studied as Way to Have Grand Rapids Community Fuel Depot

by Myron Kukla  (Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com)  Angel Gonzalez looks over a new portable ethanol machine designed for farm use and wonders if it could help families in his Belknap neighborhood make low-cost “community fuel.” “It’s just an idea at this point, but it has great potential to work in a

March 8, 2011 Read Full Article

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