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Developing the Feedstock for Biofuels Supply

by Bill Belden (Prairie Lands Bio-Products, Inc.) This presentation at the 4th Cellulosic Ethanol Summit describes developing a sustainable “fuel,” i.e.,

January 9, 2010 Read Full Article

International Organization for Standardization to Develop Bioenegy Sustainability Standards

ISO will develop an International Standard to address sustainability issues linked to bioenergy. The standard will be produced by a

January 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Groups Want More Tests on Higher-Ethanol U.S. Fuel

by Tom Doggett  (Reuters)   The agency already said it was waiting until this summer, so it can review test data

January 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Syntec Biofuel and EERC to Develop Novel Technology to Produce Bio-Butanol from Biomass and Waste

Syntec Biofuel Inc., is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint development program with the Energy &

January 8, 2010 Read Full Article

The Brazilian Connection: As Renewable Jet Fuel Gains Traction, Brazil’s Sugarcane Is More Popular Than Ever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The search for cheap sugars … affects almost every company working on the ethanol platform (really,

January 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Ottawa Orders Study into Environmental, Health Effects of Making Renewable Fuels

(Agweek)  A study has been ordered into the environmental and health effects of producing ethanol and biodiesel.   A government contract

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Firm Plans N300bn Investment in Bio-Kerosene Production

by Emeka Ezekiel (The Punch)  Cassava Agro Industries Services Limited has concluded plans to invest N300bn in the development of

January 8, 2010 Read Full Article

China’s 1st Non-Grain Ethanol Project Goes into Operation

(China Knowledge)  China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp or COFCO Group, China’s largest food processing, manufacturer and trader, put

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Ethanol Subsidies are $82 per Barrel of Replaced Gasoline, Says Incendiary Baker Institute Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, a report from the Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy concluded that

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Fundamentals of a Sustainable US Biofuels Policy

Pedro Alvarez, et al.  (James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy)  The United States is investing billions of dollars

January 8, 2010 Read Full Article

US Environmental Protection Agency Interactive Map Updated

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites initiative Web

January 6, 2010 Read Full Article

NC Solicits Grant Proposals for Bioenergy Projects

by Kris Bevill (Biomass Magazine)  The North Carolina Board of Science & Technology is currently accepting proposals for the state’s

January 6, 2010 Read Full Article

The Energetics of Ethanol: An Introduction and Link to Studies

(New Rules Project)  Does it take more energy to make ethanol than is contained in ethanol?  That question continues to

January 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Tennessee Misses Biofuels Goal

by Michelle Kautz (DomesticFuel.com)  … “The 20 percent reduction was a challenging goal,” said Alan Jones, manager of the environmental

January 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Perfecting Direct-Injection Fuel Spray Key to EcoBoost Engine’s Performance

(Ford)  … By 2013, 90 percent of Ford’s North American lineup will be available with EcoBoost engine technology, which is

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Lotus Omnivore Engine – 10% Better Fuel Economy than Current Leading Gasoline Engines

by Manny (European Motor News)  Initial phase of Omnivore development achieves 10% improvement in fuel consumption compared to stratified direct

January 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Boosting Biofuels With Extra Chromosomes

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)  By doubling the genetic material in an oil plant, Kaiima says it can make biodiesel more

January 5, 2010 Read Full Article

BP and DuPont Form Kingston Research Ltd to Focus on Commercializing Biobutanol

(GreenCarCongress) BP and DuPont have formed Kingston Research Ltd, which will focus on the commercialization of advanced biofuel technology—specifically biobutanol—at

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Canadian Support for Biofuels Tops 80 Percent

by Susanne Retka Schill (Biodiesel Magazine)  Canadian support for biofuels is quite strong according to a study released at the

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Switchgrass Produces Biomass Efficiently

by F. M. Epplin (Renewable Energy World and Oklahoma State University)   USDOE and USDA study concluded that 50 million U.S.

January 5, 2010 Read Full Article

A Brand New Renewable Engine Fuel

Swedish SunPine is aiming to be the first company worldwide producing biodiesel from tall oil. At the plant site of

January 5, 2010 Read Full Article

Paying More for Flights Eases Guilt, Not Emissions

by Elizabeth Rosenthal (New York Times)  In 2002 Responsible Travel became one of the first travel companies to offer customers

January 4, 2010 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Biomass Program Status Report

Neil Rossmeissl (Department of Energy, Office of Biomass Program)  Presentation includes Biomass Program goals and objectives; charts of biomass pathways

January 4, 2010 Read Full Article

OUTLOOK ’10: US Biofuel Firms Need Government Help to Survive

by  Ben Lefebvre and William Lemos (ICIS.com)  US ethanol and biodiesel players have put a disastrous 2009 behind them, but many

January 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Cuba’s Sugarcane Ethanol Potential: Cuba, Raul Castro, and the Return of King Sugar to the Island

by Nicholas Elledge (Council on Hemispheric Affairs)  … (W)ould Cuba benefit from, and does it possess the technological and infrastructural

January 4, 2010 Read Full Article

India’s 20 Percent Biofuels Mandate is Back: Biofuels Digest Special Report

Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest) Like Old Saint Nick, the new incarnation of India’s 20% biofuels mandate arrived in Delhi on Christmas

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British Columbia: Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation

The December 2008 British Columbia Renewable Fuel Requirements Regulation established a five per cent provincial annual average renewable fuel requirement

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Engineered Tobacco Plants Have More Potential as a Biofuel

Researchers from the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson Universityin Philadelphia  have identified a way to increase the oil in

January 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Ladies and Green Racing Ideas Come Together at Daytona Beach—ARCA—Practice

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Although it was only a few years ago that NASCAR stopped using leaded fuel

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Cob Harvest Makes Strides

by Jeanne Bernick (Farm Journal)  … “The equipment companies have stepped up to the plate,” says Weishaar, vice president of

January 3, 2010 Read Full Article

“Torrefied Wood, A Bio-Energy Option That Is Ready to Go”: A Biomass Digest Special Report

by Tim Sklar (Biomass Digest)   …Woody biomass is ideally suited not only to the manufacture of 2nd generation liquid biofuels.

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Governors of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Agree to Work Together Toward Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fuels

Governors of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states today took the next step toward developing a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

January 3, 2010 Read Full Article

How Algal Biofuels Lost a Decade in the Race to Replace Oil

by Alexis Madrigal (Wired Science)  For nearly 20 years, a government laboratory built a living, respiring library of carefully collected

January 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Scientists Look to Soil Bacteria to Help Biofuels

by Tony Henderson (The Journal)  Scientists in the North East are to enlist soil bacteria to help produce the biofuels

January 2, 2010 Read Full Article

China’s Low Tariff Opens Door for Ethanol Imports

(Reuters) China has agreed to lower the tariff on imports of ethanol to 5 percent from the previous 30 percent, which

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Scum of Earth Will save Us before ETS Does

by Mark Coulton (The Australian)  … Carbon neutrality may be achievable without resorting to a hefty new tax if the

January 2, 2010 Read Full Article

The “Why” and “Why Not Better?” of the US Tariff on Brazilian Ethanol

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q: Why is there a tariff on Brazilian ethanol? A. Under WTO rules the corn

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How Algal Biofuels Lost a Decade in the Race to Replace Oil

by Alexis Madrigal (Wired Science)   For nearly 20 years, a government laboratory built a living, respiring library of carefully collected

December 31, 2009 Read Full Article

IEA Biomass Task 40 Publishes “2nd Generation Biofuels and Trade: An Exploratory Study

 A new study by Douglas Bradley, Luc Pelkmans and Dieter Cupyers examines the potential supply and demand of 2nd generation

December 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Future Biofuels

by Herman Trabish (New Energy News and REnewable Energy.com)  … Despite enormous amounts of money poured into research and development, a

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GE, Embraer, Others Studying Sugarcane-Based Jet Fuel

Embraer, General Electric, and Amyris announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate thetechnical and sustainability aspects of

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Group Wants Government to Jump-Start the E.V. Revolution

by Jim  Motavalli (New York Times) Calling for what amounts to a Marshall Plan to start manufacturing plug-in hybrids and battery-electric

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

The Hidden Cost of Electric Vehicles

(Environmental Leader)  Although electric vehicles show higher non-climate damages than many other technologies, they will not be significantly cleaner than

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Washington DC Auto Show Includes Biofuels Section

America’s greenest “tier-one” auto show just got greener. The Washington Auto Show®, which houses more green cars than any major

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Idaho Sustainable Energy Highlights Weaknesses of US Department of Energy Grant Review Process

Consistentwith other examples of questions raised about the qualifications of reviewers and quality of reviews, Idaho Sustainable Energy details in

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

EU Green Protectionism = Economic Madness

by Carpe Diem  (benzinga.com)   Some excerpts from the new study “Green Protectionism in the European Union: How Europe’s Biofuels Policy

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Biorefinery Demonstration Plant Planned for Upson County, Georgia

Governor Sonny Perdue announced that Thomaston in Upson County will be home to a new biorefinery demonstration plant, the result

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Sue California Over Low-Carbon Rule

by Stephen Power  (Wall Street Journal)  Two groups representing ethanol producers asked a federal court on Thursday to strike down

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Cellulosic-Ethanol Mandate Faces Snags

by Naureen S. Malik (Wall Street Journal)  Cellulosic-ethanol production, a cornerstone of the U.S. government’s plan to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, is earmarked

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Department of Energy to Invest $366M in Energy Innovation Hubs

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fuels from Sunlight Hub is Issued.  U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu outlined the Department’s

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Major Report Released at “Bioenergy Australia 2009”

(EnvironmentalExpert.com)  Australia’s bioenergy industry – which uses biomass for heat, power (bioelectricity) and liquid fuels (biofuels) – is relatively small.

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Gascoyne Biofuel Project Could Help Miners

(ABC Rural) Western Australia’s mining sector could be one of the first to reap the benefits of a biofuels trial

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Clean Algae Biofuel Project Leads World in Productivity

Australian scientists are achieving the world’s best production rates of oil from algae grown in open saline ponds, taking them

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Algae a Source of Biofuel

by Greg Kelton (Adelaide Now)  THE U.S. parent company of uranium producer Heathgate Resources has held talks with the State

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Australia is Pushing Biofuels from Low Cost, Non-Food Materials

by Simon Grose  (TCE Today)  Algae, wood and sugarcane shared the honours in the bidding for funding through the Australian

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

The Wonders Down Under: Special Report on Australia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A progressive culture, declining fossil fuel reserves, an emissions challenge, considerable sugarcane resources, native feedstocks

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Jamaica Seeking to Boost Ethanol Production for Export under CBI

(Caribbean Daily News) The Jamaica government says it will continue to develop the biofuels industry so as to boost exports

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Cereplast Expects U.S. Bio-Plastics Market to Top $10B by 2020

Cereplast, Inc., a leading manufacturer of proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics, announced today that it expects the U.S. bio-plastics market to

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Cyanobacteria: The New Biofuels Platform?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 2009 has taught us that the excess of emissions in the skies and shortage

December 29, 2009 Read Full Article

Environmental and Regulatory Sustainability of Genetically Engineered Bioenergy Feedstocks: Switchgrass

by C. Neal Stewart, Jr. (Sun Grant Initiative)  This presentation reviews the benefits and challenges of using switchgrass as a

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Ethanol from Cellulose Faster

by J.W. Walkinshaw and S.E. Poniatowski (University of Massachusetts and Terrasonics)  This presentation illustrates the usual process of breaking cellulose

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Fast Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil Upgrading

Robert C. Brown and Jennifer Holmgren (Iowa State University and UOP)  This presentation describes the fast pyrolysis process and products. 

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State of the Argentine Biodiesel Industry

(Camara Argentina de Energias Renovables/CADER)     · In the last few months the Argentine biodiesel industry has stabilized output,

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Biofuels and Indirect Land Use Change Effects: the Debate Continues

by John A. Mathews and Hao Tan, (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) While debate on biofuels and bioenergy generally has sparked controversy

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

The European Directive to Include Aviation in the European CO2 Emission Trading Scheme, Consequences and Strategic Options for the Aviation Industry

by Vadim Bespertov, et al.  This document is the production of a team of aviation and aerospace industry experts who

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Annual Energy Outlook 2010 Reference Case

by Richard Newell (SAIS for the US Energy Information Administration)  The EIA’s annual energy outlook.  Charts, graphs depicting current status

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UK’s Renewable Fuels Agency Report on Biofuels Use 2008-9

To encourage suppliers to source sustainable biofuels, the RFA requires fuel suppliers claiming Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates to submit monthly

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State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy

Elizabeth Doris, et al. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)   As U.S. states increasingly focus on developing renewable energy resources, there is

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An Integrated Strategy to Understand and Overcome Biomass Recalcitrance

Martin Keller, Ph.D. (BioEnergy Science Center) Presentation details biomass recalcitrance and various methods being researched to break down cellulose, hemicellulose,

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Algae as a Biodiesel Feedstock: A Feasibility Assessment

by Ron Putt (Auburn University)  Alabama has an immediate opportunity to lead the nation in becoming self sufficient with respect

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Growth Stage Financing for an Algae Company

by Todd A. Taylor (Fredrikson & Byron)  From his presentation at the Algae Biomass Summit in October 2009, Todd Taylor

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Federal Policy Opportunities for the Algae Biofuel Industry in 2010

by Curt Rich (VanNess Feldman)  Presentation from the Algae Biomass Summit, October 2009 reviews federal grant and loan programs, climate

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NASA Uses Algae to Turn Sewage Into Fuel

by Jeremy Hsu (Space.com) NASA may concern itself largely with space exploration, but it also wants to keep Earth on a

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

The Ethics of Biofuels

by Joseph Milton  (Financial Times)  … The prospect of a second generation of biofuels, derived from waste materials rather than

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Land Access and Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania

by Emmanuel Sulle and Fred Nelson  (Tanzania Natural Resource Forum’s Forestry Working Group and the International Institute for Environment and

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Zenergy International, Inc. Plans to Double Production Capacity at Recently Acquired Biofuels Plant

Zenergy International, Inc.  intends to expand the current facility recently acquired from its current capacity of 5 Million Gallons Per

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Sugar Ethanol in Florida: Economic, Agricultural, and Environmental Aspects

by Joshua F.  Berger Ethanol production has been widely perceived as a solution to the global energy crisis, with the added

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Dynaflow Announces DOE Small Business Innovation Grant for Cavitation-Based Algae Harvest, Oil Extract System

Dynaflow, Inc.®, a leader in R&D services and products in fluid dynamics and applied sciences, today announced that it has

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Pond Biofuels Inc., CO2 Remediation and Renewable Fuel Production Demonstration Plant for GHG Emitting Industries Receives Support From the Asia Pacific Partnership

On December 3rd 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced approval of the project proposal submitted by Pond Biofuels Inc.

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Bio-Ethers as Transportation Fuel: A Review

by Mritunjay Kumar Shukla†, Thallada Bhaskar, A.K. Jain, S.K. Singal, M.O. Garg (Indian Institute of Petroleum Dehradun)  A presentation that

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Canada’s GV Energy to Produce Little-Known Biodiesel

by Charlotte LoBuono (heatingoil.com)  A Canadian energy company has proposed building a biorefinery to produce dimethyl ether, or DME, the

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Brazil Warns EU on Biofuel Sustainability

(EurActiv)  EU rules for calculating indirect land-use changes caused by biofuel production would not be legitimate without an internationally-accepted methodology,

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Mendel Biotechnology and Speedling Announce Development and Commercial Collaboration for Miscanthus Products

Speedling Incorporated and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. today announced a collaborative agreement to jointly research, develop, and commercialize a cost-effective propagation

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Company Wants to Turn Fat into Fuel at Iowa Plant

by Amy Lorentzen  (AP)  A central Iowa plant could soon begin producing jet fuel from poultry fat.  Bolingbrook, Ill.-based Elevance

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

The Hottest 50 Companies in Bioenergy and the DOE Integrated Bioenergy Grants, in Maps

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest has prepared several maps which help to visualize the distribution in the US

December 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Hemicellulase Production in Chrysosporium lucknowense C1

Sandra W.A. Hintz, et al. (Journal of Cereal Science)  Filamentous fungi are widely used for enzyme production for the biofuel

December 26, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Racing Documentary To Follow Only Diesel Racing Series in U.S.

by Nick Chamber (Gas2.0) Volkswagen has announced that the documentary “Racing Under Green”—detailing the trials and tribulations of the Jetta TDI

December 17, 2009 Read Full Article

EIA Energy Outlook Projects Moderate Growth in U.S. Energy Consumption, Greater Use of Renewables, and Reduced Oil and Natural Gas Imports

The Annual Energy Outlook 2010 (AEO2010) reference case released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents updated projections for

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Renewable Fuels Association Claims Underwriters Laboratories Uses Inappropriate Testing Fuel

 From a letter to Underwriters Laboratories from Renewable Fuels Association:  I am writing to express the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA)

December 16, 2009 Read Full Article

Stanford Researchers: Ethanol Results in Higher Ozone Concentrations than Gasoline

by Louis Bergeron (Stanford University)   Ethanol — often promoted as a clean-burning, renewable fuel that could help wean the nation

December 16, 2009 Read Full Article

InterAmerican Development Bank Provides $25 Million Funding Boost To Peru’s Biofuel Project

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $25 million loan to support an innovative private biofuels project currently being developed

December 16, 2009 Read Full Article

ENVIROTEK’s “Extreme Bio-Diesel” Division Completes Phase I of Bio-Diesel Refinery Expansion

ENVIROTEK announced the company’s Corona, California-based Extreme Bio-Diesel (EBD) division has successfully completed the first phase of its refinery expansion and

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Valero Renewables to Purchase Three Ethanol Plants

Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation , announced today that it has signed

December 16, 2009 Read Full Article

15 Airlines Take Groundbreaking Step in Alternative Fuel Deployment, Sign Comprehensive MOUs to Negotiate Purchase of Fuel from AltAir & Rentech

The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that a

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Audi Exec: Obama’s Love for Electric Vehicles Premature

by David Shepardson (Detroit News)  Audi’s top U.S. executive said here Monday that political leaders have “fallen in love” with

December 15, 2009 Read Full Article

International Technology Action Plan on Bioenergy Released

Bioenergy includes any kind of chemical energy accumulated through photosynthetic processes in organic plant matter (i.e., biomass). Example sources of

December 15, 2009 Read Full Article

US Dept. of Energy Secretary Chu Announces Climate REDI

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the launch of a new initiative to promote clean energy technologies in developing countries.  Secretary

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Verde Biofuel Building One-of-a-Kind Mobile “Seed to Fuel” Biodiesel Processor

North Carolina’s traditional tobacco farms are switching to other crops, so the state’s Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, has initiated

December 15, 2009 Read Full Article

The Who, What and When of Cellulosic Ethanol Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest provides a summary of various cellulosic ethanol production technologies; and who is using

December 15, 2009 Read Full Article

L.A Auto Show: 2010 Audi A3 TDI Named Green Car of the Year

(Los Angeles Times)  The 2010 Audi A3 TDI was named Green Car of the Year at the L.A. Auto Show

December 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Inside DOE: A Look at How the $564 Million Integrated Bioenergy Grant Process Operated

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “What you win is the right to negotiate,” chuckles Jim Imbler, CEO of ZeaChem, reflecting on

December 14, 2009 Read Full Article

INEOS Bio JV Selected for $50 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant for Commercial BioEnergy Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has selected INEOS Bio and its partner, New Planet Energy, for

December 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Market Interactions, Farmers’ Choices, and the Sustainability of Growing Advanced Biofuels: a Missing Perspective?

by Yong Jiang  and Scott M. Swinton  (International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology)  Advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol

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What Motivates Farmers to Participate in Sustainable Agriculture? Evidence and Policy Implications

by Yan Ma, et al.  (International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology)  Sustained growth in agricultural productivity has become

December 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Groundbreaking Cellulosic Biofuel Technology Moves Toward Commercialization

(Biomass Magazine)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation and Whole Energy Fuels Corp., headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., are poised

December 11, 2009 Read Full Article

California Company Sees Potential in Its Miscanthus Trials

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California-based Mendel Biotechnology Inc. has more than 2,000 varieties of miscanthus under development on

December 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Bayer and Dow Sign Worldwide Biodiesel Technology Licensing Agreement

(Biodiesel Digest)  Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), and Bayer Technology Services

December 11, 2009 Read Full Article

New Mexico Leaders Announce Strategic Initiative to Develop Sustainable Biofuels Industry

Gov. Bill Richardson and the New Mexico congressional delegation today launched an initiative to develop a statewide strategic plan to

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Study: Global Biofuels Reduce GHGs by 123.5 Million Tonnes

Just in time for the critical climate talks now underway in Copenhagen, new data once again confirms the significant greenhouse

December 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Valero & Mission NewEnergy Execute US$3.5 billion Biofuels Offtake Agreement

Mission NewEnergy Limited (“Mission”) a biodiesel refiner and one of the world’s largest Jatropha plantation companies by acreage announced that

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Pawlenty Touts Ethanol on Trade Mission to South America

by Jon Vomhof (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)  … “Ethanol, I think, is going to be a global commodity in the

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Bacteria Engineered to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

by Matthew Chin (Science Daily) In a new approach, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied

December 11, 2009 Read Full Article

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Breaks Down Walls for Biofuels

by Heather Lammers, NREL (Renewable Energy World)  Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ethanol producers are racing

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Solazyme Awarded US $21M Grant for Algae Refinery in Pennsylvania

(Renewable Energy World)  Solazyme Inc. will build its first integrated algae fuel refinery in Pennsylvania. The biorefinery will be built

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PetroAlgae Announces Strategic Partnership with Foster Wheeler to Create End-to-End Biomass-to-Fuel Solutions

 PetroAlgae Inc., announced today that its has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Foster Wheeler AG’s Global Engineering and Construction

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Bloomberg Acquires Data Provider New Energy Finance

Bloomberg L.P., has acquired New Energy Finance, a global leader in providing news, data and analysis on renewable energy, carbon

December 10, 2009 Read Full Article

Niagara, Wisconsin Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass Supply Studies

New North contracted with Resource Analytics to conduct a biomass supply analysis within a fifty mile radius of Niagara, WI

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FINLAND: Biodiesel Breakthrough or Environmental Nightmare?

by Linus Atarah (IPS)  As Finnish energy major Neste Oil scales up production of its ‘green’ diesel NExBTL, environmental activists

December 10, 2009 Read Full Article

Petrobras CEO Highlights Performance in 2009

(Pre-Salt)  The president of Petrobras, José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, … presented an overview of activities in 2009 . …

December 10, 2009 Read Full Article

Blender Pump Tax Fix Supported by 152 Groups

Growth Energy’s request to Congressional tax writers to fix a program intended to promote the installation of fuel pumps that

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Clemson Researcher Makes Biofuel from Rotten Peaches

What’s brewing in Caye Drapcho’s bioreactor may well be a fuel of the future. Drapcho, a biosystems engineer at Clemson

December 10, 2009 Read Full Article

LOGOS Technologies and EDENIQ Awarded Cellulosic Bio-ethanol Grant from US Department of Energy

Logos Technologies, Inc. and EdeniQ, Inc. announced that they have been awarded a $20.4 million grant to modify and operate

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US GAO Asked to Study Impact of Higher Ethanol Blend

by Tom Doggett (Reuters)  Two key Republican lawmakers asked the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday to study the impact of

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U.S. Sen. Harkin Pushes for Extension of Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit

by Grant Gustafson / Kate Cyrul (IowaPolitics.com)  Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today wrote to Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Chuck

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House Approves Extension of Biodiesel Credit that Industry Calls Vital

by Ben Geman (The Hill)  The broad $31 billion tax extenders package the House approved Wednesday afternoon includes a one-year

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Research Shows Promise of Low-Cost Biofuel Production from Sugar Beets

Research reported in the December issue of the American Society of Microbiology’s journal Applied and Environment Microbiology on the development

December 9, 2009 Read Full Article

Synterra Fuels to Commercialize Next-Generation Biorefineries

(Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)  Pacific Renewable Fuels (Sacramento, California) and Red Lion Bio-Energy (Toledo, Ohio) have announced that they

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U.S. Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office to Accelerate Review of Green Technology Patents to Speed Deployment to Marketplace

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will pilot a program to accelerate the examination of certain “green”

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VIDEO: Brazilian Government Tackling Climate Change in Brazil

The Brazilian National Plan on Climate Change, launched in December 2008, comprises a set of over one hundred actions and

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Report: Moving to Clean Energy Would Drive Job Growth and Economic Recovery in Arkansas

Shifting to renewable energy sources, such as wind and bio-energy, would bring significant job growth, economic investment and revenues to

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UN Seen Backing Biofuels in Carbon Mechanism

(Economic Times, Reuters)  A United Nations panel has approved the inclusion of biofuels in a global scheme to reduce cargon

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ARPA-E Announces Fellows Program

ARPA-E announces the creation of the “ARPA-E Fellows Program” and invites America’s next generation of leading energy innovators to help

December 9, 2009 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Wheat-Based Biofuel Refinery Opens on Teeside

by Tom Young (Business Green)  The world’s biggest refinery for making biofuels from wheat was unveiled at Wilton on Teeside

December 9, 2009 Read Full Article

Amyris Signs Letters of Intent Agreements with Bunge, Cosan and Guarani

Amyris Brasil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. today announced that it has entered into letter of intent

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American Voters Prefer a Carbon Tax to Cap-and-Trade by a 2-1 Margin

The U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) and Future 500 recently released a new survey conducted by Hart Research, which demonstrates

December 8, 2009 Read Full Article

International DME Association Launches North American Affairs Group, Chemrec’s LeBlanc Named as Director to Lead Growth of DME

To actively promote the awareness and use of dimethyl ether (DME) as an ultra-clean, renewable, low-carbon diesel substitute throughout North

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Small-Engine Makers Voice Worry As EPA Weighs New Ethanol Rule

by Mark Long (Wall Street Journal)  Boaters and small-engine-industry groups are worried their concerns about engine damage will be overlooked

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Self-Destructing Bacteria Improve Renewable Biofuel Production

(Science Daily)  An Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing lower-cost,

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Grant to Fund Construction of Biomass Gasifier for Production of Renewable Synthetic Fuels at Rentech’s Demonstration Plant in Colorado

Rentech, Inc., and ClearFuels Technology Inc. (ClearFuels) jointly announced that they have been selected to receive up to $23 million

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PetroSun Announces the Selection of the Gas Technology Institute’s Integrated Biorefinery Proposal by the DOE

PetroSun, Inc.,  announced that the Department of Energy has advised Gas Technology Institute of Des Plaines, Illinois that its Integrated

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