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Nine Challenges of Alternative Energy

by David Fridley (Post Carbon Institute) excerpt:  Unlike conventional fossil fuels, where nature provided energy over millions of years to

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Natural Oil Discovered in “Diesel Tree”

by Carol Christian (Fort McMurray Today) …John Mitchell, general manager of Bedford Biofuels, explained the company has 160,000 hectares of

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Payment Program Stakeholder Announcement

(US Department of Agriculture)  On March 12, 2010, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) published a notice in the Federal

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae – Will Bulls or Bears rule?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …A significant number of voices in the community continue to caution that algal biofuels are

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

New York County Welcomes Sunoco’s Foray into Biofuels

by Andrew Maykuth (Philadelphia Inquirer)  Sunoco Inc. is producing a new brew at a former Miller Brewing Co. plant. Last month,

August 16, 2010 Read Full Article

HPD Highcroft, Flying Lizard Prosche Claim MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge Honors at Mid-Ohio

(Michelin)  Repeat winners were the order of the day in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge at Mid Ohio. Finishing second in

August 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Opportunities and Barriers for International Bioenergy Trade

by Martin Junginger, Jinke van Dam, Simonetta Zarrilli, Fatin Ali Mohamed, Didier Marchal, and Andre Faaij  (IEA Bioenergy)  Task 40 under the IEA

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

APOV: A Strong Case for Ethanol

by John M. Sawyer and Michael C. Sawyer  (The Daily News)  …Corn ethanol is not responsible for destruction of forest

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Wide Range of Plants Offer Cellulosic Biofuel Potential, Ecological Diversity

(EurekAlert)  When it comes to selecting the right plant source for future cellulosic biofuel production, the solution won’t be one-size-fits-all, and

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Camelina Gaining Favor with Farmers for Biodiesel

(AgWired)  Farmers in several regions of the U.S. are discovering a new potential cash crop – camelina. Camelina is beginning to

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The Summer of IPOs: Gevo Files $150M Initial Public Offering

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, biobutanol and renewable chemical developer Gevo, ranked #13 in the 2009-10 “50

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LakeMaster Building Algae-to-Biofuel System

by Joseph Holroyd  (Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, a clean energy technology company headquartered in Rochester, New York, is engaged in

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Biorefinery a Step Closer

by  Bob Boughner  (Chatham Daily News)  A proposed $38-million Chatham facility designed to prove corn cobs can be used to produce ethanol

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Update Ethanol Subsidies to Pressure OPEC

by John D. Graham (Lexington Herald-Leader/McClatchy-Tribune) Editorial …Due to large swings in oil prices, which are partly manipulated by OPEC, a

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Electric Aircraft Generates Buzz at Oshkosh Air Show

by Jon Hilkevitch  (Chicago Tribune)  Imagine a hyper-efficient aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, although weighing much less. It would

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The AIM Interview: OriginOil’s Brian Goodall

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)   … “I’ve always wanted to work on things that are really important, at least to

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Sugar Stakeholders Seek Palace Assistance

by James Konstantin Galvez  (The Manila Times)   Some 100 sugarcane industry stakeholders asked the support of the Department of Agriculture

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Jet Fuel from Plants: A Way to Get a High-Energy Fuel out of an Abundant and Renewable Resource.

by Nidhi Subbaraman  (Technology Review)  …The company, Gevo, has engineered a yeast that helps transform the cellulose found in wood

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Auburn Forest-Products Firm Receives $1 Million Biofuel Grant

by C.R. Roberts (The News Tribune)  Auburn-based Forest Concepts LLC has won a $1 million Department of Energy Small Business Innovation

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Switchgrass Highlighted at Farm and Field Day

by Carlton Purvis  (SCNow.com)   Native grass burns cleaner than coal and promotes wildlife. The Pee Dee Research and Education Center

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Denton, TX to Have E85 and Biodiesel

by Michelle Kautz  (DomesticFuels)   … City of Denton Fleet Services Division in Denton, Texas has been awarded a $599,860 grant to

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Gilbert Plan: Bring Jobs to Texas through Biofuels

by Jj Valesquez    (Victoria Advocate) …Hank Gilbert spoke on the steps of the Victoria County Courthouse, his cowboy hat shading

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Obama Signs Bill Trimming DOE Renewable Energy Loan Total

by Jean Chemnick    (Platts)  US President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation that would fund emergency assistance to various states,

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First Wild Canola Plants With Modified Genes Found in United States

(Newswire)   Scientists at the University of Arkansas and their colleagues have found populations of wild plants with genes from genetically modified

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Magor Promoting Jatropha Plantations in NE

(The Assam Tribune)  The D1 Williamson Magor Bio Fuel Ltd has developed jatropha plantation over 51,000 hectares of land and

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Chinese Experts Urge Government to Halt Corn-Based Ethanol Production on Price, Food Security Concerns

(People’s Daily)  China’s industrial experts are advising the government to halt projects making ethanol bio-fuel with corn, as the projects

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The Benefits of Ethanol

byGen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.)  (New York Times) Letter to Editor:  …The consequences include not only huge environmental risks, but

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Governor Riley Visits Enterprise, AL on Thursday

(WTVY)   …Governor Riley will join local officials to celebrate the grand opening of a biodiesel facility that uses cooking oil

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Promising Ethanol Yeast Nears Market Launch

(Xylogencis, Inc.)  …Two-year-old Xylogenics Inc. also says it plans to license its first bioengineered yeast later this year. This version

August 12, 2010 Read Full Article

PetroAlgae Files for $200M IPO; Goldman, UBS, Citi, Piper Jaffray Underwriting

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The announcement was greeted with a hilariously inaccurate story in the New York Times, which

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Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: The Last of the Privateers Show How It’s Done. Jonny Cocker Puts the Cellulosic Ethanol Drayson Lola on the Pole

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  We’ve written a fair amount about Lord Paul Drayson’s Green Racing efforts and

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DOE Announces Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the members of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB).

August 11, 2010 Read Full Article

San Francisco Green Party Opposes Biodiesel, Arguing It’s Not Eco-Friendly

Peter Jamison (SF Weekly)  …The Examiner reported this morning that a facility that renders bones and fat from slaughtered animals

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POET Conducts Biomass Harvest Research in Texas

(POET)  Work will focus on maximizing corn cob removal for cellulosic ethanol.  POET this week will begin harvest research in

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What’s New and Cool: What Inventors are Inventing in Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, here’s a look at some of the more interesting biofuel-related patent applications logged at

August 11, 2010 Read Full Article

EUEC Energy and Environment Conference January 31-February 2 Phoenix, AZ

  EUEC Energy and Environment Conference January 31-February 2 Phoenix, AZ

The 14th annual Energy & Environment Conference, has grown since inception in 1995 to one of USA’s largest, and most

August 11, 2010 Read Full Article

World Conference of Bioenergy April 25-29 Dalian, China

  World Conference of Bioenergy   April 25-29    Dalian, China

Theme:  Developing Bio-renewable Energy from Nature  WCBE-2011 aims to bring together industry leaders, professors, policy makers, investors, and researchers and

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Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: The Little Team That Could! Dyson Lola Wins Emotional Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Race with Bio-Isobutanol (From BP)

By Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Imagine. Imagine you’re a small but very smart racing team with a history

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BFC Leverages Platform for Commercial Scale Biomass Gasification Feasibility Program

(PR.com/BFC)  BFC recently created the Rapid Verification ProgramTM a program designed for prospective clients to test their alternative fuels, at

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Professors Receive Funding for Cellulosic Biofuels Research

by Linsey Davis(North Dakota State University)  Two NDSU professors received $309,357 from the National Science Foundation for research to improve conversion

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Lab Test: ICCC Lab Becomes National Leader in Biodiesel Testing

(PR Newswire)  Community college is first to earn BQ-9000 designation, driving business to the state. Don Heck has heard a

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Growing Fuel by the Roadside

by Sam Harris   (Charlotte Observer)   …In conjunction with a national program known as “FreeWays to Fuel” ( freewaystofuel.org), researchers at

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Marlborough (New Zealand) Businesses Commit to Biodiesel

(Business Day)  Fourteen Marlborough companies have joined forces to buy 2.5 million litres of biodiesel. Marlborough Biodiesel User Group’s co-ordinator, Kevin

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Mozambique to Get 19 Million Dollar Biofuels Project

(AFP)  Mozambique’s state fuel company has partnered with the private sector to invest 19 million dollars (14 million euros) in biofuel

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British Airways Acts Quickly on Waste Biofuel

by Ivan Gale (The National)  British Airways (BA), which is preparing to become the first airline to buy jet fuel

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What’s “New and Cool” in the World of Algal Fuel Development

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …On the microcrop, bacterial and algael research front. Lemna… The Archaea… Electricity from Waste via

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy Poised to Make ’Super Algae’ a Competitive Energy Source

by Bryant Furlow  (New Mexico Independent)  …Sapphire has inserted genes into its algae that alter the hydrocarbons algae normally produce,

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Solazyme Takes Lead in Race for Commercialized Algal Oil; Raises $52M for Algal Fuel Expansion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Solazyme, which was ranked #1 in the 2009-10 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” by Biofuels

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Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Ferrari Wins GT Class with Added E-85 Performance

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  During Friday’s qualifying, the E-85 powered number 61 and 62 Ferraris fielded by

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Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: A Great Weekend for Biofuels

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Green Racing fans have been waiting for a weekend like this – a

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Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop September 9 Denver, CO

  Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop September 9 Denver, CO

The RFA will be co-hosting an Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop with Denver Clean Cities Coalition in Denver on Sept. 9.

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Hawaii Sugar Grower Working to Power Navy

By Audrey McAvoy (AP)  The federal government has turned to a 130-year-old Hawaii sugar grower for help in powering the Navy

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Advanced Biofuel Developer to Buy Minnesota Ethanol Plant

(Brighter Energy)  Gevo, the biobutanol technology developer based in Colorado, looks set to acquire an ethanol production plant in southwest Minnesota

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Farmers & Ranchers Don’t Deserve Blame For World Hunger

by Richard Keller   (Cattle Network)  As renewable fuels continues to be something that people of the world support in general,

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Energy at the Intersection of Business and Policy September 11 Washington, DC

  Energy at the Intersection of Business and Policy September 11 Washington, DC

The 2010 Georgetown Energy & Cleantech Conference: Energy at the Intersection of Business and Policy will bring together students and

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Department of Energy Extends Renewable Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation

(US Department of Energy)  Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is extending the application deadline for the

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Centre May Permit Ethanol Production

by Faizan Ahmad (Times of India)  The Centre is contemplating giving permission to Bihar to for production of ethanol in

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Joins Buffalo Chip Team

(Rapid City Journal)  Renewable Fuels Association will again be featured at the Buffalo Chip Campground to promote the use of ethanol-based

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Generates $3.45 Billion in Funding for 2009-10: “Who’s Getting Some”, Special Biofuels Digest Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest reports that tracked biofuels companies and institutional projects received $3.45 billion in grants and

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

E100 Would Reduce Imported Oil Reliance

by Don Siefkes (E100 Ethanol Group/Des Moines Register)  The recent oil platform blowout in the Gulf of Mexico shows the

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Study Asks, Can Bio-Fuel Crops Be Grown in Lubbock?

by James Clark (KCBD)  A new study done in Lubbock and other parts of Texas will look at growing crops

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ACE Speakers Answer Big Oil, Ethanol Critics

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At this year’s American Coalition for Ethanol Conference & Trade Show, two speakers gave

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Tax Credits for Biofuels

by Brent Erickson (BIO/New York Times) Letter to Editor:  The refundable investment tax credit for wind, solar and geothermal energy

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The Ministry of Oil Defense

by Peter Maass (Foreign Policy) It’s not polite to say so, but if Americans understood just how many trillions their

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Expanding Biofuel Production: Sustainability and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels – Lessons from the Upper Midwest for Sustainability

(National Academies of Science)  Expanding Biofuel Production: Sustainability and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Summary of a Workshop (2010) While

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Miscanthus Planters From New Energy Farms

(New Energy Farms)  Growers of the energy crop Miscanthus now have two planters available from New Energy Farms, the leading

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Now is the Time — for Truth

by Darrin Ihnen (The Hill/National Corn Growers Association)   …Unfortunately, many of the articles we’re seeing don’t get the facts quite

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

The Engines of Biofuels Adoption

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Larry Nitz, GM’s executive director of hybrid and electric powertrain engineering, described ethanol as the the

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Specific Climate Impact of Passenger and Freight Transport (Cars Warm Climate More than Planes)

by Jens Borken-Kleefeld, Terje Berntsen and Jan Fuglestvedt  (Environmental Science and Technology)  …An unambiguous ranking of the specific climate impact

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

New Carbon Dioxide Emissions Model

(Max Planck Society)  …”What’s new about this research is that we have integrated the carbon cycle into our model to

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Gulf Disaster Renews Interest in Biofuel Technology

by Patrick Peterson (Florida Today)  Even as last of BP oil spilled on the Gulf Coast dissipates, interest in Florida’s biofuel

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Trade Associations Support Legislation for Advanced Biofuels Tax Policy

(Algae Industry Magazine)  As Congress takes action on critical tax incentive packages, leading advanced biofuel trade associations reemphasized the importance of

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

A Burning Desire to Turn Trash into Gas

by Laura Graff (Winston-Salem Journal)  Entrepreneur proposes $400 million plant in city. A Winston-Salem entrepreneur wants to turn Winston-Salem’s trash

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

New E85 Pumps near Pittsburgh, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Fremont, CA

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Ninety degrees on a Sunday afternoon in August, waiting 20 minutes on the Pennsylvania

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

ACE Update on Ethanol Blender Pumps

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  …ACE Vice President for Market Development Ron Lamberty gave a little update to the membership on

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Analysis Reveals More Problems With EPA GHG Accounting

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Further analysis of EPA’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) reveals more errors in the agency’s calculation of corn ethanol

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Better Sugar Cane Initiative Ltd. Application to the EU for Voluntary Scheme Recognition

(Better Sugar Cane Initiative, Ltd.)  July was an historic month for the Better Sugar Cane Initiative. After three years of hard

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

C2B2 Receives National Science Foundation Grant for Student Research

(Colorado  Center for Biorefining and Biofuels)  Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels has been awarded $336,534 over a three-year period from

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

NSF Grant to NC State U. for Algae Biofuel from Dunaliella

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. William L. Roberts, a professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Biorefining Conference and Trade Show November 16-18 Pittsburgh, PA

  Biorefining Conference and Trade Show November 16-18 Pittsburgh, PA

Produced by Biorefining Magazine, this timely event will feature the world of advanced biomass refining—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, markets

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Jatropha World Honduras October 26-28 Choluteca, Honduras

  Jatropha World Honduras October 26-28 Choluteca, Honduras

During October 26-28, 2010 BEI International, LLC and Agroipsa Farms will be hosting the Jatropha World Honduras event at the

August 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels’ Impact Hard to Gauge, Report Warns

by Steve Rennie  (The Star)  The biofuels industry leaves behind a hazy ecological footprint because each facility measures its environmental performance

August 5, 2010 Read Full Article

Barley “Must Fit” for Virginia Growers

(Southeast Farm Press)  A recent study by researchers at Virginia Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center will give state grain

August 5, 2010 Read Full Article

Future Fuel Trends Discussed: GM Favors Ethanol; Others Back Diesel

(FREEP.com)   During the 2010 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars on Tuesday, auto executives debated which technologies to boost

August 5, 2010 Read Full Article

US Study on Greenhouse Gas Balance of Soy Based Diesel with Inconsistencies

(European Union for Oil and Protein Plants)  A new US study on the greenhouse gas (GHG) balance of soy-based diesel

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The Hidden Hook in the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  …“Investors constantly ask us the simple question,” says AE Biofuels CEO Eric McAfee, “ If the

August 5, 2010 Read Full Article

Chinese Feed Group Using DDGS at Near-Maximum Levels

(Midwest Producer)  When China-based Shandong Zhonghui Group Corp. began importing U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) two years ago,

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Malaysia Must Tap Oil Palm Biomass Potential

(The Star)  MALAYSIA needs to tap the full potential of oil palm biomass such as empty fruit bunches, palm fibre, palm

August 5, 2010 Read Full Article

10th Annual BioCycle Conference On Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling October 18-20 DesMoines, IA

  10th Annual BioCycle Conference On Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling October 18-20 DesMoines, IA

This special event will bring together key decision makers who want to know about the latest industry trends and tools

August 5, 2010 Read Full Article

The Race to Make Fuel Out of Algae Poses Risks as Well as Benefits

by Dina Fine Maron  (ClimateWire) One day, Big Algae may be competitive with Big Oil, but as researchers search for

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Hydrocarbon Fuels: Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass to Stable Bio-oils and Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Foster Agblevor (Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech))   Agblevor discusses the development of pyrolysis techniques for

August 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbon Fuels: Modern Catalytic Technologies for Converting Biomass to Fuels

by Dion Vlachos (Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor, University of Delaware / Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)) Vlachos’ research focuses on the

August 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbon Fuels: National Advanced Biofuels Consortium

by Dr. Thomas D. Foust (Executive Director of the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium, National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The DOE created the

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Hydrocarbon Fuels: Opportunities for Biofuels in the European Union

by Philippe Schild (Programme Officer, Directorate General Research, European Commission)   In his presentation, Schild summarizes the mandated standards for biofuels

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Hydrocarbon Fuels: Renewable Petroleum Products and Technologies

by Stephen del Cardayre (Vice President of Research and Development, LS9)   LS9 has focused efforts on the development of a renewable

August 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbon Fuels: Topsøe Integrated Gasoline Synthesis – TIGAS

by John Bøgild Hansen (Senior Scientist, Haldor Topsøe A/S)   Topsøe is a Danish company that develops catalysts and process technology for

August 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbon Fuels: Integrated Hydropyrolysis and Hydroconversion (IH2) Process for Direct Production of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel from Biomass

by Terry Marker (Bioenergy Initiatives Manager, Gas Technology Institute)  Fuels derived from lignocellulosic biomass have the potential to fill a significant

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Hydrocarbon Fuels: Commercialization of New Technology

by Andras Marton, Ph.D. (Project Analyst, Independent Project Analysis, Inc.)  Independent Project Analysis (IPA) functions as a consultant on process industry

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SG Biofuels to Expand Jatropha Research and Development Center in San Diego

(SG Biofuels)  SG Biofuels, Inc., a bioenergy crop company focused on the development and production of elite seeds of Jatropha, today

August 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to Make North American Debut at Petit Le Mans!

(Road Atlanta)  The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón took another monumental step toward enhancing its position as the

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Study Claims Conventional Ag Limits Greenhouse Gas

by David Mercer (Associated Press)  Advances in conventional agriculture have dramatically slowed the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, in

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Novozymes Joins Sustainability Consortium

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel)  A new global organization called The Sustainability Consortium, has been formed to improve the sustainability of consumer

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel Grown in Bioreactors Has 3.7x the Carbon Footprint of Petro-Diesel: Study

by Matthew McDermott (Treehugger)  …According to Anna Stephenson from the University of Cambridge, when algae is grown in clear-tubed bioreactors

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Lee County’s Biofuel Business Bound in Red Tape

by Brian Liberatore (News Press)  Paperwork, government foot-dragging delay plant, bust budget, partner says A local businessman says he spent

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

The New Imperium: A Major Player in Biodiesel 1.5 Aims for Biofuels 2.0

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Back in 2008 the death watch began on Imperium Renewables. Though its 100 Mgy multi-feedstock plant

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N-Viro International Corporation Provides Pennsylvania Mobile Facility Update

(N-Viro)  N-Viro International Corporation, an environmental technology company that markets an alternative fuel manufacturing process and agricultural products, reported today

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Ceres Opens a Subsidiary in Brazil to Develop the Business of Sweet Sorghum

(Ceres)  Ceres , Inc., a leader in developing cultivars for bioenergy created a subsidiary in Brazil. The announcement marks an expansion

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Pennsylvania Pursues Alternative Fuel JV

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Raytheon Co., Accelergy Corp. of Houston, TX, and A2BE Carbon Capture LLC/Algae at Work, of Boulder, CO

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Low Voltage

(Washington Post) Editorial:   PRESIDENT OBAMA was back in Michigan recently, breaking ground on a plant that will make batteries for the

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference: Bridging Biology and Business September 12-15 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

  Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference: Bridging Biology and Business September 12-15 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

The Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) inspires and encourages the research, development and commercialization of new biotechnologies to improve human

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Tennessee Alternative Fuels and BioEnergy Conference August 15-17 Burns, TN

  Tennessee Alternative Fuels and BioEnergy Conference August 15-17 Burns, TN

The conference, hosted by a coalition of private industry groups and government known as the 25 by ’25 State Alliance, will

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Commercial Airlines May Get 1% of Fuel From Biofuels By 2015, Boeing Says

by Alex Morales  (Bloomberg)  Commercial airlines may derive 1 percent of their fuel by 2015 from biofuels made of plants

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Garuda Indonesia Planning to Switch to Biofuel

by Fidelis E. Satriastanti  (Jakarta Globe) National airline Garuda Indonesia is finalizing preparations to use biofuel in an attempt to reduce

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Canadian Programme Formed to Undertake Camelina-Sourced Biofuel Test Flight of a Bombardier Turboprop

(GreenAirOnline)  A six-partner consortium led by crop biotechnology company Targeted Growth Canada (TGC) is to undertake a test programme using biofuel

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Progress on Alternative Jet Fuels “Stunning”, Says Aviation Industry, but Commercialization Is Now the Major Challenge

(GreenAirOnline)  Environmental executives from Boeing, Airbus and IATA lined up at the recent Farnborough Air Show to proclaim rapid progress in

August 2, 2010 Read Full Article

World Algae Congress USA December 6-8 San Francisco, CA

  World Algae Congress USA December 6-8 San Francisco, CA

The ONLY algae investment conference in North America  Connecting capital with North American algae biofuel innovations  The World Algae Congress is

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Race on to Build First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

by Dale Hildebrant (Minnesota Farm Guide)  …Delegates to the Biomass ’10 conference in Grand Forks heard reports on all three

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Holden Plans Commodore Able to Run on 85% Ethanol as Standard

by Barry Park (Sidney Morning Herald)  …The carmaker is expected to unveil a version of the Commodore that can run

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Oil Spill Mars UC Berkeley’s BP-Funded Research

(AP)  BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is fueling opposition to the University of California, Berkeley’s research partnership

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Largest FFV Fleet in United States Now Has E85

(Renewable Fuel Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Protec Fuel are proud to announce the Grand Opening of the Naval

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Soot Seen as Significant in Global Warming

(UPI)  Soot from burning fossil fuels and solid biofuels has a greater impact on global warming than previously believed, a U.S.

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Sustainability and Forest Biorefinery IV November 19 Syracuse, NY

 Sustainability & Forest Biorefinery IV will highlight the biorefinery capacity that is already in existence – the realities of what

August 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Supplemental Curriculum Materials & Other Resources

(State University of New York–Environmental Science and Forestry)  Valuable materials free to educators New educational units for middle and high

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Short Rotation Woody Crops in a Renewable Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities October 17-21 Syracuse, NY

  Short Rotation Woody Crops in a Renewable Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities October 17-21 Syracuse, NY

Short rotation woody crops (SRWC) are being developed as a sustainable supply of woody biomass for the production of bioenergy,

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World Bank: Impact of Biofuels on Commodity Prices “Not As Large” as Originally Thought

(Renewable Fuels Association)   A newly released report from the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank, conludes that “…the effect

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Beyond Biofuels: Renewable Energy Opportunities for U.S. Farmers

(Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America)   In cooperation with 25x’25, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America hosted a transatlantic roundtable discussion

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Texas Awards Terrabon $2.75M to Support Biofuels Work

(EcoFriendlyMag.com)   Texas Governor Rick Perry has awarded $2.75 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to Terrabon for its work

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Digest Special Report on Switchgrass; Genera Breaks Ground on Biomass Innovation Park

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …However, SARA (safe, affordable, reliable, available) feedstocks for advanced biofuels remain a goal rather than

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Green Mobility Summit November 11-12 Shanghai, China

  Green Mobility Summit November 11-12 Shanghai, China

The automotive industry is about to enter a new era: the revolution of energy. Green fuels & vehicles catch all

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Outpace Renewables

(Renewable Energy World)  The research and consulting firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reports that subsidies for fossil energies are

July 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Iogen’s Cellulosic Ethanol Drives Drayson Racing to Michelin® Green X® Challenge First Place Finish In American Le Mans Utah Race

(Iogen)  Iogen July 22, 2010, announced that its cellulosic ethanol fuelled UK-based Drayson Racing to its first American Le Mans Series Michelin® Green

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World Bank Says Foreign Investors Are Crowding Out African Producers

by Katie Allen (The Guardian)   Leaked report says wealthy investors are threatening local resources as they buy up farmland to

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo June 27-30 Indianapolis, IN

  International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo June 27-30 Indianapolis, IN

Now in its 27th year, the FEW provides the global ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

International Biomass Conference & Expo May 2-5 St. Louis, MO

  International Biomass Conference & Expo May 2-5 St. Louis, MO

The 4th annual International BIOMASS Conference & Expo will take place May 3-5, 2011, at the America’s Center in St.

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show January 10-12 Seattle, Washington

  Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show January 10-12 Seattle, Washington

With an exclusive focus on biomass utilization in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada, the Pacific West BIOMASS Conference & Trade

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuel Investment in Australia ‘Inadequate,’ Caltex CEO Says

by James Paton (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Caltex Australia Ltd., the nation’s biggest oil refiner, called for increased government funding to spur biofuels

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Auburn Researchers Finding Ways to Turn Waste Into Fuel

by Travis Herrmann  (TheAuburn Plainsman)  Auburn University researchers have patented a new process for producing ethanol from paper (m)ill waste

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are 12 Times Support for Renewables, Study Shows

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels dwarf support given to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar

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Some Biofuels Are Better than Others: Thinking Strategically about Biofuels

(New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment)  The purpose of this report is to take a fresh look at biofuels –

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Don’t Fall for Jatropha Plants, Warns UN Body

by Prabha Jagannathan  (Economic Times)  In a significant implication for the country’s biofuel policy, a specialised arm of the United

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

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