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ABS11 Salt Lake City Highlights
November 6, 2017 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Biomass Summit (ABS) has transitioned from algae biofuels to higher value algae bioproducts. Most of the excitement in the 2017 version focused on nutrition for plants, animals and people, and …

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

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

Vacation Powered by E85
September 26, 2017 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  … We decided on visiting some national parks and monuments in Colorado and Utah. Naturally, this adventure had to be done in a Flex Fuel vehicle, and we chose our …

Greenspeed Research + Tires = New World Record
September 22, 2017 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  We Did It!  THE SHORT VERSION   —  With the last borrowed tire and wheel returned to its rightful owner, the Greenspeed Research adventures of Speed Week 2017 came to a …

Greenspeed Research Breaks 10-Year World Landspeed Record for Diesel Trucks at the 69th Annual Southern California Timing Association Speed Week Event
August 22, 2017 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

(Greenspeed Research)  Boise, Idaho Non-Profit organization Greenspeed Research (GsR) breaks landspeed record for diesel trucks at a speed of 219.411mph at the 69th Annual Southern California Timing Association Speed Week in Utah.
On August 18th, 2017, driver Dave …

EPA Erred in Denying Renewable Fuel Hardship Exemption: Courts
August 16, 2017 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it denied Sinclair Oil Corp’s request for an exemption from the country’s biofuel regulations, a U.S. appeals court ruled …

‘High Tech Farming’: Missoula Company Cleans Wastewater to Feed Algae for Biofuel, Fertilizer
July 7, 2017 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

by David Erickson (Missoulian)  …  Formed eight years ago, the company (Clearas Water Recovery) has developed a patented process to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorous from public wastewater treatment plants, keeping waterways from …

Corporate/Academic Partnership to Convert Wastewater Algae
June 29, 2017 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Floyd Griffiths  (WesTech Engineering, Inc./Algae Industry Magazine)  WesTech Engineering, Inc. and Utah State University’s Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center (SWBEC) are jointly engaged in developing processes for more efficient harvesting of algae from municipal wastewater …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Algae Biomass Summit — October 29-November 1, 2017 — Salt Lake City, UT DEADLINE: March 15, 2017
February 16, 2017 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Algae Biomass Summit — October 29-November 1, 2017 — Salt Lake City, UT     DEADLINE:   March 15, 2017

Submit an Abstract to the Largest Algae Biomass Conference in the World!  The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2017 Algae Biomass Summit, to be held at …

Algae Biomass Summit — October 29-November 1, 2017 — Salt Lake City, UT
January 25, 2017 – 3:15 pm | No Comment
Algae Biomass Summit   —   October 29-November 1, 2017   —   Salt Lake City, UT

The Algae Biomass Summit is the largest algae conference in the world. This is where leading producers of algae products go to network with industry suppliers and technology providers, where project developers converse with utility …

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

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

Vegetable Oil Powered Truck Shatters World Record, Reaches over 200 mph at Speed Week
August 31, 2016 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

by Jenny M Kniss (Greenspeed Research)  To showcase the viability of renewable energy, non-profit group Greenspeed Research (GsR), reached 209 mph with a truck powered by vegetable oil at the Bonneville Salt Flats this August. …

A Letter to Fans of Green Racing from the Greenspeed Research Team–Back on the Salt
August 24, 2016 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

by David Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  Yes, we have been quiet lately. We’ve been able to work twice as hard now that Dave and Patrick are both graduated. We have been heads down and focused.
It has …

Panel Recommends Options to Reduce Aviation Carbon Emissions
July 26, 2016 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jasen Lee (KSL.com)  Scientists believe that organically produced bio-fuels could be one of the answers to the environmental challenge posed by greenhouse gases emitted around the globe by the commercial aviation industry.
A panel of …

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

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

Oil and Gas Companies Stiff 29,000 Workers Out of $40 Million
April 11, 2016 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by  Alan Neuhauser (US News and World Report)  America’s fracking boom promised big paychecks, but thousands of workers were exploited, the Labor Department says. —  … Despite booming industry profits and record oil and gas output …

107th ACOCS Annual Meeting & Expo — May 1-4, 2016 — Salt Lake City, UT
March 30, 2016 – 5:07 pm | No Comment
107th ACOCS Annual Meeting & Expo  —  May 1-4, 2016  —  Salt Lake City, UT

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. Known world-wide for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than …

Biofuel Company with Polygamous Ties Spent Big on Utah Politicians even as Frauds Were Found
February 15, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Nate Carlisle and Brian Maffly (The Salt Lake Tribune)  Federal agents raided offices of Washakie and Kingstons amid claims the company hasn’t actually manufactured its own biofuels.  —  The storage tanks Washakie Renewable Energy …

Utah-Based Biodiesel Firm Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
July 29, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Logan, Utah-based Argo Fuels announced it is launching an Idiegogo crowdfunding campaign July 21 to raise money for the purchase of feedstock and preparation for large-scale biodiesel production using its …

Developers of Biodiesel Fuel Refinery Say It Will Mitigate Toxic Effects on School Children
June 25, 2015 – 8:35 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Tempfer (StGeorgeUtah.com)  Biodiesel fuel could soon be supporting Southern Utah’s economy and would also help sustain cleaner air and a healthier environment.
Such is the goal of Anderwood Ventures, a company working toward economic growth …

Op-ed: Biofuels Are Cleaner Energy that Should Be Encouraged
June 15, 2015 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

by Kent Bushman (Salt Lake Tribune/Utah Farmers Union)  … And the news just keeps getting better, as new technologies are increasing ethanol yields while improving efficiencies and allowing ethanol biorefineries to make better use of natural resources. …

2015 AIChE Annual Meeting — November 8-13 — Salt Lake City, UT
May 15, 2015 – 11:27 am | No Comment
2015 AIChE Annual Meeting  —  November 8-13 —  Salt Lake City, UT

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Champions, Career Long-Achievements
February 6, 2015 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … NBB recognizes the 2015 “Eye on Biodiesel” award winners this week. The honorees are:
Innovation
Tom Butcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of the premier U.S. DOE national laboratories and …

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. …

Dead Babies Near Oil Drilling Sites Raise Questions for Researchers
October 31, 2014 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Nancy Lofholm  (The Denver Post)  … For some reason, one that is not known and may never be, Beau (Murphy) and a dozen other infants died in this oil-booming basin last year. Was this …

A Host of Chemicals Emissions Are Seeping from Oil and Gas Operations
October 23, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Mark Jaffe (The Denver Post)  A host of chemical emissions seep are seeping from oil and gas drilling pads with different ones coming from different places in the operation – from the wellhead to …

USU Researchers Blazing Trails with Car Fueled by Algae, Safflower Seeds
September 12, 2014 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Mike Anderson (Deseret News)  Utah State University researchers are using the Bonneville Salt Flats to market what they believe is the fuel of the future: a biofuel made with algae and safflower seeds.
For some, salt is …

New Co-chairs Selected to Lead Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel
August 12, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  James Anderson helped work his way through college behind the wheel of a diesel semi-truck, where he became interested in biodiesel. He began to wonder if he could contribute to the body …

Algae Biofuel Can Help Meet World Energy Demand, Researchers Say
July 9, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Mary-Ann Muffoletto (Phys.org) Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world’s energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It’s a potential game-changer.
“That’s because microalgae produces much higher yields of …

Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund
June 30, 2014 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Foundation) Brimming with visionary ideas, plant scientist and biofuels innovator Dallas Hanks had a knack for bringing stakeholders together to pursue a bigger picture. This treasured member of our biodiesel family succumbed to …

Utah Law Encourages Biodiesel Use
May 14, 2014 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While H.R. 5 signed by Gov. Herbert encourages biodiesel use in Utah, exactly how the state plans to do so is less than clear
… The bill expresses support for the …

Algae Testing & Evaluation Facility
March 25, 2014 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Utah State University)  The Algae Test & Evaluation Facility (AT&E) was established in collaboration with Logan City Environmental Department and Utah State University as a pilot facility co-located at the City of Logan Wastewater Treatment …

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 …

Legislative Committee Supports Biodiesel as Clean Air Tool
March 4, 2014 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Amy Joi O’Donoghue (Deseret News) A company in the northern reaches of Box Elder County is churning out 10 million gallons of biodiesel fuel each year, crafting the product from the used vegetable oil generated by …

Algae Biofuel: A Review of Some Recent Developments
March 4, 2014 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Most of the oil that we drill out of the ground was formed by algae and other sea-borne flora that piled up at the bottom of the ocean over …

This Is How Much and Where Algae Fuel Could Be Grown on the Planet
October 25, 2013 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fehrenbacher (GigaOm)  Utah State University Professor Jason Quinn and his team took 15 years of weather data from over 4,300 places in the world and ran a series of simulations to predict how …

Utah State University Students Run Dragster with Algal Fuel
August 26, 2013 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  After a successful 2012 race season powered with yeast biodiesel, the Aggie A-Salt Streamliner, as the dragster is officially known, topped 73 miles per hour this week during its algae-fueled debut. The …

Methane Leaking in Utah Suggests Higher National Rate
August 13, 2013 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Freedman (Climate Central)  A new study of the air above a natural gas field in Utah suggests that far more methane gas may be escaping into the atmosphere from drilling operations than previously …

Summer Gas Prices Climb as 1 Gallon Costs an Average of $3.69 in Utah
July 23, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Kirby Brown (Deseret News) According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Utah runs about $3.69. By comparison, AAA says the average cost of a gallon of regular gas in …

Energy Department Announces Investment to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels
July 2, 2013 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Following last week’s rollout of President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and …

Utah’s Young Biodiesel Phenom
May 3, 2013 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Introducing Zerina Ocanovic, an amazingly bright student who exemplifies the youthful passion and ingenuity of the biodiesel industry’s future
To those who have lost hope in the future of American youth …

USDA Announces Investments in Bioenergy Research and Development to Spur New Markets, Innovation, and Unlimited Opportunity in Rural America
January 14, 2013 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited a state-of-the-art bioindustrial facility at Renmatix today, where he announced $25 million to fund research and development of next-generation renewable energy and high-value biobased products from …

Methane Leaks Erode Green Credentials of Natural Gas
January 7, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Tollefson (Nature)  Losses of up to 9% show need for broader data on US gas industry’s environmental
Scientists are once again reporting alarmingly high methane emissions from an oil and gas field, underscoring questions about …

Study Finds Biodiesel from Algae, Yeast and Bacteria Can Displace both Petroleum Diesel and Soybean Biodiesel
November 30, 2012 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  Biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester) derived from oleaginous microbes—microalgae, yeast, and bacteria—can effectively displace both petroleum diesel and biodiesel produced from plant oils, according to the findings of a new study by …

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 …

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

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

Utah State Dragster Runs on Cheese Waste Biofuel
September 26, 2012 – 8:20 pm | No Comment

A team of engineering students from Utah State University has set a new land speed record using a car that burns a new form of sustainable biofuel made from a waste product of the cheese manufacturing process.
“How many people …

Utah State Team Sets New Speed Record on Waste-Based Biodiesel
September 19, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)   A team of faculty and students from Utah State University set a land speed record this month in a student-built car run on biodiesel fuel also produced by the …

Ohio Project Receives $4 Million for Algae Research
September 14, 2012 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Jon Strunk reports that over the last two months, University of Toledo (UT) researchers have won $4 million in nationally competitive awards from the federal government to explore ways society can benefit …

Video: BYU Students Win Formula Hybrid Competition
May 29, 2012 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Gas2) … The annual SAE Formula Hybrid competition challenges teams of college engineering students to build fast and efficient hybrid racers. …
BYU’s Hybrid Blue can go from 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds, and it dominated …

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

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

USDA Helps Install 266 Blender Pumps through REAP
December 30, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

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 …

Wayne Keith Sets a New World Wood Gas Speed Record
December 28, 2011 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by David Bransby(Auburn University/Biofuels Digest)  We hear a lot about “drop-in” fuels these days. While this term typically means an infrastructure-compatible liquid transportation fuel, Wayne Keith has come up with his own version of a …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Create Jobs, Reduce Energy Costs for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses
December 27, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(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 …

Patent pending — Two West High Students Invent New Way of Making Fuel
November 15, 2011 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by John Hollenhorst (Deseret News)  West High School students David Larkin and Andy Law have apparently invented a new way of making fuel, and they’ve applied for a patent.
It’s the kind of success story that …

Utah State University Pond in Vernal Is Growing Algae for Biofuels
November 7, 2011 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Geoff Liesik (Deseret News)  Researchers at Utah State University are making progress on a project that could soon have drivers filling up their gas tanks with fuel harvested from pond scum.
The project has moved from …

Washakie Renewable Energy Celebrates Utah Plant Opening
September 7, 2011 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Washakie Renewable Energy LLC hosted local and state dignitaries on Sept. 1 for an open house event and plant tour celebrating the start of its 10 MMgy biodiesel production facility …

Transforming Waste to Bio-products – Biological Engineering at Utah State University
August 29, 2011 – 8:19 am | No Comment

(Utah State University)  Biological Engineering students and faculty at Utah State University transform waste water into biofuels and other bio-products.   WATCH VIDEO

Ford F-250 Super Duty Breaks Two Land Speed Records
August 24, 2011 – 7:03 am | No Comment

by Greg Emmerson (EuroTuner)  Using the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel engine, the truck hit a top speed of 171.123mph setting the new B Production Diesel Truck land speed record.
The Ford truck broke the …

Salt-loving Microbe Provides New Enzymes for the Production of Next Gen Biofuels
July 8, 2011 – 9:55 am | No Comment

(Joint Genome Institute)  Calif.—In order to realize the full potential of advanced biofuels that are derived from non-food sources of lignocellulosic biomass—e.g., agricultural, forestry, and municipal waste, and crops such as  poplar, switchgrass and miscanthus—new …

Renewable Energy Making Headway in Utah
April 28, 2011 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Josh Loftin (Bloomberg/BusinessWeek)  …One of the largest potential sources for biofuels is algae, which needs a lot of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to grow, said Kevin Shurtleff, director of the Utah State University Energy …

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. …

Big Ambitions, Tiny Budget for Navy’s Alternative Energy Researchers
February 18, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Annie Snider (New York Times/Greenwire)  The Navy Research Laboratory’s alternative energy projects — each costing less than $500,000 — are modest ventures that barely register in the Pentagon’s gargantuan budget.    But if history’s …

Compact Contractors for America Developing Powdered Algae as Jet Fuel
October 15, 2010 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Tamra Fakhoorian  (Algae Industry Magazine)  Recent press about the seemingly novel concept of powdered algae as a jet engine fuel has raised eyebrows in the airline industry, and among competing algae processing technologies. However, Robert …

Public Hearings Scheduled for Utah Governor’s Ten-Year Energy Initiative
October 4, 2010 – 8:55 am | No Comment

Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today an important next step in the creation of his 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan, with four public hearings scheduled across the State.
“We are moving forward with our plan to responsibly …

Green Star Signs Contract to Fabricate Biodiesel Plant for Processing Algae Oil
September 28, 2010 – 6:43 am | No Comment

(Green Star Products)  Green Star Products, Inc., announced it has signed a contract to build a biodiesel facility. This is the first of several contracts in conjunction with an ambitious Algae-to-Biodiesel project on the west coast.
Green …

Deadline Set for Logan Cleanup / Biofuel May Be Answer to Sewage Lagoon Algae Woes
August 20, 2010 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(Standard-Examiner)    Utah environmental regulators have set a seven-year deadline for Logan officials to cut the amount of phosphorus in sewage lagoons west of the city.
Water from the lagoons discharges into Cutler Reservoir.
Phosphorous fuels algae blooms that …

U.S. Army Investigates Salt Lake Biofuel Crop
August 17, 2010 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

by Jeremiah Stettler   (Salt Lake Tribune)   The prickly leafed crop is hardly inviting — it is like a weed sprouting atop 20 acres of parched government land near Salt Lake City International Airport.
And yet, the safflower …

Pursuing a Roadside Harvest: Researchers Work to Grow Biofuel
September 30, 2009 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Joseph M. Dougherty (Deseret News)  …
The test plot of ground where the seeds were harvested Wednesday is designed to mimic the side of Utah highways, which could be used to grow safflowers instead of …

Freeways-to-Fuel Harvest Paves the Way for Biodiesel Production on Unused Municipal, Military and Other Lands
September 18, 2009 – 11:21 am | No Comment

Twenty miles north of Salt Lake City, a flowery, red and yellow safflower crop is being harvested. These test plots at the roadside simulation lab at Utah Botanical Center are part of an innovative “Freeways-to-Fuel” …

Freeways to Fuels (F2F)
November 30, 2008 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Dallas Hanks and Ralph Whitesides  (Utah State University)  … Nearly all highway, airport, railway and military areas in the United States have fallow agronomic areas that require regular maintenance to keep them from becoming …