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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects
September 21, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (September 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to …

Special Report: How Engineers Are Preparing for Sea-Level Rise
August 11, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Pam Radtke Russell (Engineering News Record)  From Seattle to Cape Cod, see what’s being done at 18 different locations  —  … In this special report, Engineering News-Record’s team of editors and reporters look at …

Study to Measure Biofuels’ Impact on Climate from the Field to the Power Plant
August 9, 2017 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Scott Miller (Clemson University) Clemson University scientists have received a federal grant to evaluate the effectiveness of producing biofuels to mitigate climate change.
Quantifying the net impact that growing biomass feedstock for biofuel has on local temperature …

Blue Ridge Biofuels Proud to Supply Local
July 19, 2017 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) started as a way for one business to make its own sustainable diesel fuel – now they provide clean burning biodiesel for customers all over Western North Carolina.
The …

Made in the USA Biodiesel Supports Jobs, Fourth of July Values
June 29, 2017 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s Advanced Biofuel powers energy independence and clean energy  —  As the nation celebrates its independence, American-made biodiesel is powering fleets across the country and supporting more than 64,000 jobs throughout the …

Industrial Hemp Coming to South Carolina
June 1, 2017 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Graham Abbott (Ganjapreneur)  Shortly after the close of South Carolina’s legislative session earlier this month, Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill legalizing the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, according to a report by …

Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID
May 17, 2017 – 9:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last December , the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would support the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute with $70 million over five years, subject to federal appropriations. Another $70 million is …

Allendale Wins $6 Million Biomass Investment, 35 New Jobs
March 29, 2017 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(South Carolina Promise Zone)  Thunderbolt Biomass, Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County, according to news releases. The company is planning to invest $6 million …

Report: Six States Propose New Electric Vehicle Fees
February 24, 2017 – 9:45 am | No Comment

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive)  The Sierra Club says six states have proposed legislation this year that would add to the cost of owning an electric vehicle, worrying clean energy advocates who say owning emissions-free …

USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research
January 25, 2017 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation’s citrus industry, …

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute
December 27, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute.
The recently announced advanced manufacturing institute is dedicated to improving the productivity …

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands
November 7, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But with sea level projected to …

As Sea Levels Rise, 1.9 Million U.S. Homes Could Be Underwater By 2100
September 5, 2016 – 10:57 pm | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated by 2100, a fate that …

The Renewable Fuel Standard: Working as Intended?
August 12, 2016 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … With a potential omnibus spending package on the table this fall, the oil industry and some environmental groups have raised again the proposition of RFS reform.  Two major claims made …

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study
August 1, 2016 – 1:04 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report …

How Much Wood Could a Woodgrower Grow if a Woodgrower Would Grow Wood? Relaunched Wood2Energy Site Has the Answers.
July 27, 2016 – 11:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In South Carolina, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities relaunched a revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool. The site is the most comprehensive database of its kind …

Premium Ethanol-Free Gas No Longer Available in S.C.
May 10, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Gene Zaleski (The Times & Democrat)  … SCDA (South Carolina Department of Agriculture) spokeswoman Stephanie Sox says consumers will still be able to purchase ethanol-free gasoline at an octane of 90.

In order for ethanol-free gasoline to …

DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA Projects Seek to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Crop Development
April 6, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects …

Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline
April 4, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year moratorium on permits for petroleum pipelines in the state.
The Texas-based energy company said in a …

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce
March 22, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process 250,000 gallons of its product a month in the now-vacant Egan packinghouse, 1103 N. Second …

College Professor Patents Products that Could Change the Way Biofuels React to the Elements
February 22, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Katherine Grandstrand (McClatchy/Vehicle Service Pros)  A South Carolina college professor has procured a patent for a product that changes the way biofuels react to the elements.
That product could make the fuels more popular in cold …

ADM Announces Agreement to Develop New Ethanol Hub in Selma, North Carolina
December 23, 2015 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Archer Daniels Midland Company) Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) and Bailey Feed Mill to construct a new unit train rail facility and ethanol offloading system in …

US Department of Energy Awards $13.5 Million to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel
December 22, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center/EurekAlert!)  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major collaborative research project to improve sorghum’s productivity under resource-limited conditions. The research should lead to …

Linde Hydrogen Fueling System Surpasses One Million Fills at BMW South Carolina Plant
December 21, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Cells Works)  … “Because of the way it is produced, the hydrogen supplied to BMW is sustainable with only a small carbon footprint incurred during shipping,” said Dave Read (Business Development Manager – Hydrogen Fuel Markets). “The …

B3C Fuel Solutions Awarded Two Patents for New FUEL LIFE Technology
December 14, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(B3C Fuel Solutions)  B3C Fuel Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly solutions for ethanol and bio-fuel related problems, was awarded two patents for its FUEL LIFE technology, including patents for fuel preservation technology (Patent …

Payne Leads House Members in Calling on EPA to Protect Biofuels Volume Requirement
November 3, 2015 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(Office if Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.)  As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizes proposed rules under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and 15 of his House colleagues …

Moderate GOP Senators Form Green Coalition
November 2, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Four centrist Senate Republicans are banding together to call for policies to protect the environment.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) describe the …

Common Ground: SD Farm Groups Differ on Policy, but Support Ethanol
October 27, 2015 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) … Agweek visited with the presidents of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Farmers Union, the two general farm organizations that aren’t specific to a commodity or a species …

Grant to Improve a Sustainable Biofuel Source
October 21, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Lauren Klamm (Source)  Colorado State University is one of 10 institutions in a $13.8 million research grant to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production. … Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, …

Letters: Ethanol Good for Economy, Environment
October 2, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Warren Woodrow Carothers (The State)  In his Sept. 18 letter, “Renewable fuel standard doing more harm than good,” U.S. Rep. Tom Rice says ethanol emissions are 33 percent higher than with gasoline. He is …

UNL Leads $13.5 Million Research to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel
September 29, 2015 – 8:23 pm | No Comment

by Gillian Klucas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)  … The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $13.5 million, multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, this …

Grease Collection in the US: Feedstock for Biodiesel
September 3, 2015 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

by Ian Winner* (Optimus Technologies/special guest author for Advanced Biofuels USA)  Grease Collection Overview  —  When we talk about grease, what do we mean? Grease can refer to yellow grease, choice white grease, edible or …

Making Tires From a Desert Shrub Found in the U.S.
August 19, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Diane Cardwell (New York Times)  For years, tire industry executives, as well as government officials and scientists, have sought a domestic source for natural rubber to escape the price fluctuations of imports and, more …

Door Closing on Tapping into South Carolina’s Wood Waste
August 13, 2015 – 9:59 pm | No Comment

by Sarita Chourey  (SavannahNow.com/Savannah Morning News)   A biofuels company that has been sizing up South Carolina’s wood waste potential will not build a biofuels operation in the state, according to a statement Tuesday from Colorado-based …

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clemson Receives Grant to Research Crops for Energy Use
June 8, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Scott Miller (Clemson University)  A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina …

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm
April 30, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry fuel from Florida to a tank farm near Belton, where company officials expect to construct …

Confronting and Solving “Chicken or Egg” Conundrums in Renewable Project Development
April 7, 2015 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Tim Sklar (Biofuels Digest)  Looking to turn vicious project financing cycles into virtuous cycles?  This case study in developing a small-scale Bio-LNG plant offers cautionary tales and a way forward.
In July 2014, Biofuels Digest …

Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth
March 10, 2015 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy )  The Energy Department announced today $6 million for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into …

Five Myths about Gas Taxes
December 22, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Paul Bledsoe (The Washington Post) A dramatic 40 percent drop in oil prices since June has prompted new discussion aboutraising the long-static federal gasoline tax and has many states considering gas tax hikes as well. …

Quality Farms Plans Waste Alcohol-to-Fuel Ethanol Plant in S.C.
December 8, 2014 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(South Carolina Department of Commerce/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A processor and convertor of wine and beer waste into fuel-grade ethanol and livestock feed is establishing operations in Marion County. Quality Farms is investing $1.9 million resulting in the …

4 Minutes with…Tim Sklar, President, Sklar & Associates
December 8, 2014 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Sklar & Associates is a South Carolina based consulting firm now specializing in Biofuels project development. … S&A is actively engaged in development of a biorefinery converting 360,000 dry tons per …

4 Minutes with…Rich Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, CAAFI
November 21, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … To complement the efforts of our Sponsors and CAAFI Executive Director Steve Csonka my focus is on implementing State initiatives on the East Coast in partnership with USDA / DOE …

2 SC Firms to Celebrate Nat’l Bioenergy Day via New Collaboration
October 31, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Midlands Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  ATP-SC LLC and Midlands Biofuels jointly announced an innovative collaboration to grow biocrops, produce, sell and utilize solid and liquid biofuels, and to expand the state’s bioeconomy, starting in Allendale, S.C., and …

Meetings to Examine Biofuel Production
September 16, 2014 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(GSA Business) The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance will host two meetings this week as part of a $150,000 federal grant program aimed at linking economic development officials in Colleton and Clarendon counties with industrial biofuel companies.
The first …

A Biodiesel Family Affair
August 12, 2014 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Renwicks of South Carolina, owners of Winnsboro-based Midlands Biofuels, persevere through the biodiesel industry’s instability with ingenuity, passion and teamwork. This is their story.
What do an emergency room medical …

South Carolina Nets Grants for Transportation Biofuels
July 11, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Crumbo   (GSA Business)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded two grants totaling $150,000 to the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance aimed at developing transportation biofuel investments for commercial and military use.
The alliance, which …

New Crops Get Green Thumbs Up
July 9, 2014 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(GreenvilleOnline) Officials at Clemson have released 21 new crop varieties that will help meet the needs of farmers growing food, fiber and fuels needed by South Carolina’s economy.
These varieties include four Roundup Ready varieties of soybeans …

Georgia Tech Students Top Clemson and UMD in DOE $100,000 ACC Clean Energy Challenge Final Four
April 1, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(University of Maryland/PR Newswire)  A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of …

$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie To Reach Final Four
March 13, 2014 – 11:35 pm | No Comment

(University of Maryland/Yahoo! News)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States …

The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research
March 12, 2014 – 12:06 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The uses of glycerin – crude, USP-grade or otherwise – and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation …

The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research
March 6, 2014 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The uses of glycerin – crude, USP-grade or otherwise – and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation …

Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop – Spring Event March 26-27, 2014 Charleston, SC
February 14, 2014 – 3:52 pm | No Comment
Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop – Spring Event   March 26-27, 2014     Charleston, SC

The U.S. Department of Energy will be presenting an Algal Biofuels Strategy Workshop in recognition of the progress made across the industry in the five years since the Department convened the National Algal Biofuel Technology …

North Carolina’s Growing Strengths: The Solar Center’s Clean Transportation Projects
October 17, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to outreach, demonstration, and deployment of technology and policy solutions for a sustainable energy future. One  …

South Carolina BioEnterprise Rural Economic Development Summit September 19-20, 2013 Florence, SC
September 13, 2013 – 3:34 pm | No Comment
South Carolina BioEnterprise Rural Economic Development Summit    September 19-20, 2013   Florence, SC

Agriculture and forestry are the two leading industries in South Carolina with the Coastal Plain counties along Interstate 95 being the breadbasket of the State.
The mission of the BioEnterprise Summit is to enhance agribusiness and …

Researchers Look to Grass to Make Gas
September 4, 2013 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Clemson University)  Clemson University researchers focusing on switchgrass as a renewable fuel source are looking to fungi and bacteria — nature’s specialists in decomposing plants and animals into elements that can be reused to support …

NOAA Report Highlights Climate Change Threats to Nation’s Estuaries
August 19, 2013 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)  The nation’s 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors according to a new NOAA research report from the National Ocean Service.
The national study, Climate Sensitivity …

ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie to Reach Final Four
April 5, 2013 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute/PR NewsWire)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United …

Energy Cane for Biomass Promising in South Carolina Testing
December 27, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Roy Robertson (Southeast Farm Press)  • Steve Kresovich is part of a team of USC researchers looking for crops that can be adapted to less productive and often under-utilized South Carolina soils.
• The end …

Clemson, ArborGen Combine for Biofuel Research
December 21, 2012 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/The State)  Clemson University researchers are joining with a commercial forestry company to try to figure out what variety of poplars are best to make biofuels.
ArborGen planted four species of poplars last year at …

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

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

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

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

Biofuels Producer Pitches Partnership with Pickens County Cities
October 25, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Vince Jackson (Independent Mail)  Commercial algae grower said process could someday recycle municipal sewer sludge
Members of the Pickens County Municipal Association learned this week that biofuels produced from algae could provide needed revenue streams …

Slip Sliding Away: Grease Thieves Strike East Tennessee
October 16, 2012 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Satterfield (Knoxnews.com)  Every month in the Southeast, thieves rob Griffin Industries of $1.6 million.
So why does Mike McCombs struggle to get law enforcers to care? Because what law enforcement sees as greasy waste …

Finding the Right Biofuels for the Southeast: A Range of Alternatives
September 19, 2012 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …Of the five regions, the Southeast has the greatest natural capacity in the continental United States, with sufficient sunshine, soils, water, and other natural resources to produce more …

Biofuel Company To Test Algae-to-Fuel Pilot Plant at Forsite Development’s ReVenture Industrial Park
September 11, 2012 – 9:00 am | No Comment

(CoStar Research)  South Carolina Firm To Test Commercial Viability of Algae-based Biofuel Process at Former Textile Dye-Manufacturing Site
Later this month if all goes as planned, Renewed World Energies (RWE), an alternative energy development company based …

A Novel Nanobio Catalyst for Biofuels
September 4, 2012 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Argonne National Laboratory)  Nanoparticles synthesized from noble metals such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver (Ag), osmium, iridium, platinum, and gold (Au) are attracting increased attention by researchers around the world looking for advances in such …

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

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

Yecch, Ptooey! The 13 Oddest and Strangest Biofuels Feedstocks
June 4, 2012 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Most of the stories we write at the Digest on the subject of biofuels feedstocks fall into the well-established realms of normal. But every once in  a while, a feedstock …

University Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel
April 12, 2012 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

By Caroline Baity (Daily Gamecock)  Program aims to offset fuel cost, turn profit    Thanks to two grants worth a combined $89,090, USC’s Sustainable Carolina program now has the ability to turn all that greasy oil …

Ethanol Safety Seminar May 7, 2012 Spartanburg, SC
March 29, 2012 – 12:12 pm | No Comment
Ethanol Safety Seminar     May 7, 2012    Spartanburg, SC

Where:  Spartanburg Community College
Health Sciences Building − Community Room
800 Brisack Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Times: 9:00 am − 2:00 pm or
5:30 pm − 10:00 pm
Register: www.rfa.traincaster.com
Who Should Attend:

Emergency Responders
Fire Departments
EMTs
Local Emergency Planning Committees
Police
Safety Managers   READ MORE

Innovation Heats Up: Unique Process Heat Solutions Offer Biodiesel Producers Options to Increase Efficiency and Cut Costs
March 2, 2012 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …Development on innovative heating solutions will continue, but several unique heating systems are already in operation at plants across the U.S. In North Carolina, Patriot BioDiesel LLC has installed a …

A Conservative’s Search for Solutions to Climate Change: Speaking with Former Congressman Robert Inglis
February 5, 2012 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

(Univerisity of Chicago/Energy Policy Institute at Chicago)  By all outward appearances, former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis is a conservative’s conservative.
…At a lecture sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC), Mr. Inglis said …

Sunn Hemp Shows Promise as Biofuel Source
January 6, 2012 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Ann Perry (US Department of Agriculture)  Work by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests that farmers in the Southeast could use the tropical legume sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea) in their crop rotations …

Robinson Remains Believer as Biofuel Projects Move Ahead
December 29, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Gene Zaleski (The Times and Democrat)  …Orangeburg County (South Carolina) Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson said while there are challenges in alternative fuel production, they can be overcome. He remains bullish on alternative …

Lincoln Energy Nearly Triples Ethanol Transport Fleet
November 8, 2011 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lincoln Energy Solutions will nearly triple its ethanol and biodiesel transportation services, increasing its current fleet to 16 tankers with seven additional units scheduled to arrive by year end. …

UT Center for Renewable Carbon Named as Lead Institution for $15 Million USDA Grant
September 30, 2011 – 10:27 am | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  Center to coordinate woody biomass production and utilization studies
The Center for Renewable Carbon, a program of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been named by the USDA as a recipient …

Streamlining Downstream Delivery
September 26, 2011 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Selling direct can improve a small-scale producer’s bottom line
…Aside from producing biodiesel, however, producers are faced with unpredictable swings in feedstock price and availability as well as fees associated with …

Powered by Seaweed: Polymer from Algae May Improve Battery Performance
September 16, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment

(Clemson)  By looking to Mother Nature for solutions, researchers have identified a promising new binder material for lithium-ion battery electrodes that not only could boost energy storage, but also eliminate the use of toxic compounds …

USDA, DOE Award 10 R&D Grants for Advanced Bioenergy Feedstocks
August 12, 2011 – 8:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA and DOE have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing biofuel and bioenergy …

Queensland’s Push to Sell the US Biofuel
June 29, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Co-Generation and On-Site Power Production)  …Queensland wants to be a Pacific leader in biofuels. That’s the message Premier Anna Bligh has delivered at a biotechnology conference in Washington.
She’s says Queensland researchers are bidding to supply …

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

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be conducting detailed biennial peer review meetings of its activities throughout the first half …

Ethanol Potential in Giant Sweet Potatoes
May 11, 2011 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  At the International Biomass Conference and Expo last week, Dr. Janice Ryan-Bohac attracted a lot of attention carrying around a sweet potato the size of a newborn baby.
Ryan-Bohac is president of CAREnergy, …

USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America’s Reliance on Imported Oil
May 6, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

Projects will help develop sustainable, renewable biofuels in the U.S.
As part of the Obama Administration’s comprehensive plan to address rising gas prices, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced …

SC State University Professor Looks to Make Biofuel Cheaper
April 28, 2011 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Adam Pinsker (MidlandsConnect.com)  A South Carolina State University professor is leading a team of engineers and economists on a three-year study into how to make biofuel cheaper.
Professor Jae-Dong Hong says one of the biggest …

U.S. Foodservice Moves into Biofuel
April 15, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by Coral Beach  (The Packer)  U.S. Foodservice officials plan to fuel trucks at their Columbia division in Lexington, S.C., with biodiesel made from used vegetable oil that the company originally sold to customers in the …

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

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research grants awarded to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs. …

10 to watch: Senators on Energy
February 5, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  With Republicans controlling the House and ramping up oversight and investigations of the Obama administration, focus at least initially in the next Congress will be on the Senate to lay a …

Guest Post: Kicking Oil Addiction With Windfuels
February 3, 2011 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Dr. F. David Doty (GreenTechMedia)  A startup proposes using off-peak excess wind energy to recycle CO2 into standard transportation fuels.
For many years, greentech leaders have been saying renewables are never going to make a …

Researcher Has New Energy Solution
December 27, 2010 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Robert Behre  (The Sun News)  As Janice Ryan-Bohac looks on, Jonathan Edwards steers straight over a long row of dying vines while his tractor’s rear chain digger unearths sweet potatoes as big as bowling balls.

These …

Giant Sweet Potato May Be Viable Ethanol Feedstock
October 18, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Letterman was doing a special featuring giant vegetables and North Charleston native and horticulturalist, Janice Ryan-Bohac, was selected to showcase her 15 pound sweet potato. She did, only she threw a few …

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Qualifies for Biofuel Tax Credit
September 9, 2010 – 7:53 am | No Comment

(GlobalPaperMoney)  KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) announced that the company was notified that its registration as a producer of cellulosic biofuel for the tax year 2009 has been approved. With this registration, KapStone may …

Used Cooking Oil Will Fuel City Trash Truck
September 6, 2010 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Free Times) … “It won’t smell like chicken. It may smell like fries,” said Columbia City Councilman Daniel Rickenmann at an event Monday announcing a new city program to collect used cooking oil and convert it …

Switchgrass Highlighted at Farm and Field Day
August 12, 2010 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Carlton Purvis  (SCNow.com)   Native grass burns cleaner than coal and promotes wildlife.
The Pee Dee Research and Education Center announced the next step in its study of switchgrass as an alternative energy source during its annual Pee …