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Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Urge Study of International Indirect Land Use Change Analysis

… We believe scientific data aren’t available on a global basis to be able to accurately determine the extent to

September 16, 2009 Read Full Article

Comet Biorefining Develops Low-Cost Cellulosic Sugar Technology with Focus on Pre-Treatment Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Comet Biorefining announced its patent pending cellulosic sugar technology, which will produce cellulosic sugar from a wide

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Kentucky Sets Biomass, Biofuel Production Goals

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Kentucky has developed a 21-member executive task force to facilitate the development of a

September 14, 2009 Read Full Article

BP Comments at Society of Petroleum Engineers Offshore Europe Conference

by Katrina Landis, CEO BP Alternative Energy    … Biofuels provide a useful case study to illustrate some of the most

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Sarkozy Unveils New Carbon Tax for 2010

 (AFP)French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced plans to impose a new carbon tax next year on oil, gas and coal as

September 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Manitoba to Mandate Biodiesel Blends

(CBC News)  Manitoba is about to become the first province in Canada to mandate the use of biodiesel.  Starting Nov.

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Looking for a Biofuels Breakthrough in Boardman, OR

by Amy Hsuan (The Oregonian) … former oil executive Jim Imbler, who now heads a Colorado biofuels company called ZeaChem

September 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Penn State Energy-Crops Field Display is Now Open to Visitors

 The Penn State energy-crops field display, created by Penn State Farm Services, is now open to visitors on land across

September 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Energy, National Security and Defense Department Solutions

On September 10, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing about the national security threats posed by

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Charlotte gets $55K for biofuel project

(Charlotte Business Journal)  Fourteen organizations, including one in Charlotte, have been awarded grants totaling $950,000 from the 2009 N.C. Green

September 10, 2009 Read Full Article

New Fuels Alliance and 20 Companies Send ILUC Letter to Senators Kerry and Boxer

… The New Fuels Alliance submitted a letter co-signed by 20 leading advanced biofuel companies to Senators Boxer (D-CA) and

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Sustainable Oils to Supply Navy with Camelina-based Jet Fuel

Sustainable Oils, a producer of renewable, environmentally clean, and high-value camelina-based fuels, announced today it has been awarded a contract

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To Make Better Biofuels, Researchers Add Hydrogen

by Martin LaMonica  (Green Tech)   Research on nuclear energy and hydrogen has yielded what backers say is a technology that

September 10, 2009 Read Full Article

Far North Canada Embraces Biodiesel

by tbnewswatch staff     Remote communities in Ontario’s far North are increasingly turning to biodiesel as its source of energy.  

September 9, 2009 Read Full Article

Florida Sugar-Based Ethanol Company Projects 80 Percent Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions than Gasoline

Highlands EnviroFuels LLC has completed a life-cycle analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that demonstrates that the company’s planned sugar–based

September 9, 2009 Read Full Article

Solazyme Signs U.S. Department of Defense Contract to Develop Navy Fuels from Algae

Solazyme, Inc., the renewable oil production company and leader in algal synthetic biology, has been selected by the U.S. Department

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25 x ’25 Offers Recommendations to Make Cap & Trade Work with BioSequestration

 The 25x’25 Carbon Work Group (CWG) has been engaged for more than a year in a process of identifying key

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German Researchers Target Winter Sugar Beet as Biofuel Feedstock

In Germany, researchers from Christian-Albrecht University in Kiel have commenced a project, titled “Bioenergy 2021: winter sugar beet as energy

September 9, 2009 Read Full Article

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Announces New Governance System

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels is an international initiative bringing together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies

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Two EPA Administrators Tour Farms, Visit Biorefinery

by O.Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Two top officials in the Environmental Protection Agency who’ve never visited an American farm were

September 8, 2009 Read Full Article

Minnesota Project Releases New Report: Transportation Biofuels in the United States: An Update

“(W)e do intend for Transportation Biofuels in the United States to act as a tool to provide an overview of

September 8, 2009 Read Full Article

Vietnam Produces First Batch of Ethanol

(ChinaView.cn)  Vietnam successfully produced the country’s first batch of 2,000 tons of ethanol, a bio-fuel for motor vehicles, local newspaper

September 8, 2009 Read Full Article

Taiwan Oil Firm Signs Deal to Produce Biofuels in Indonesia

(M&C Business)  Taiwan’s state-run Chinese Petroleum Corp (CPC) signed an agreement Wednesday to plant 100,000 hectares of crops for biofuels

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World’s First Racing Car Made from Cashew Nut Shells

(Belfast Telegraph)  The world’s first racing car made from cashew nut shells has been assembled with the help of Northern

September 8, 2009 Read Full Article

LanzaTech Develops Waste Gas-to-Ethanol Technology

by Erin Voegele  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  New Zealand-based LanzaTech NZ Ltd. recently announced it has developed a proprietary fermentation technology

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Fulcrum BioEnergy Makes Ethanol from Garbage

 Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a leader in the next generation of advanced biofuels, announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the

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US DOE Funds Research on Novel Energy Initiatives

Washington University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have received two awards totaling $35 million from the U.S. Department

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

Funding Available for Clean Technology Projects: SDTC Calls for Statements of Interest for its Sixteenth Round of Funding

Clean technology developers from across Canada are invited to submit Statements of Interest to the $550-million SD Tech Fund(TM), as

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

NBB Applauds Ford’s B20 Approval in 2011 F-Series Super Duty(R) Trucks

Biodiesel supporters are cheering Ford Motor Company’s announcement that its all-new Ford-built 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty(R) diesel pickups will

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Sugar Cane to Return to Angola in Biofuel Move

by Louise Redvers  (AFP)  Angola will begin planting sugar cane for the first time in more than 30 years this

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

Swiss Aid Study: „Jatropha! – A Socio-Economic Pitfall for Mozambique“ – Review by the Jatropha Alliance

The study “Jatropha! – A socio-economic pitfall for Mozambique” prepared by UNAC and JA for Swiss Aid (referred in the

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

Odessa Biodiesel Firm Celebrates Plant Completion

… “With the addition of the crusher, (Inland Empire Oilseeds) becomes the first biodiesel company in Washington to fully integrate all production

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

Farmers Raise Biomass Logistics and Legislative Issues

By Todd Neeley (The Progressive Farmer) Cattleman Bill Couser hit on the crux of the matter when it comes to

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

Grant: Value-Added Producer Grants for Alternative Uses of Agricultural Products

Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) help independent producers of agricultural commodities, agricultural producer groups, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol

(Journal of Industrial Ecology)  Corn-ethanol production is expanding rapidly with the adoption of improved technologies to increase energy efficiency and

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Leading Brazilian Organizations Unite in Alliance to Fight Climate Change

Fourteen major Brazilian organizations representing the agribusiness, planted forests and bioenergy sectors announced today the creation of the Brazilian Climate

September 3, 2009 Read Full Article

How Extremophiles Might Help Us Save Our World

by Asrat Kebede (Ethiopian Review)  Perhaps they are the superheroes of tomorrow. Living and thriving in the most inhospitable conditions

September 2, 2009 Read Full Article

As Hybrid Cars Gobble Rare Metals, Shortage Looms

by Steve Gorman (Reuters)  The Prius hybrid automobile is popular for its fuel efficiency, but its electric motor and battery

September 2, 2009 Read Full Article

DME as Diesel Fuel Alternative Gaining Ground as Engine Manufacturers, BioDME Biorefineries Gear Up for Renewable Motor Fuels

… DME or dimethyl ether, a diesel fuel alternative made from a variety of renewable materials and fossil fuels, burns

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An Innovative New Technology to Reduce Recalcitrance of Cellulose

An innovative technology developed by Cellulose Sciences International (CSI) dramatically reduces the recalcitrance of cellulose so that lignocellulosic biomass can

September 1, 2009 Read Full Article

DOE Selects Biofuels Projects to Receive up to $21 Million in Funding

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that up to $21 million will be made available for the

September 1, 2009 Read Full Article

Memphis’ and the Mississippi Delta’s Opportunity in the $140 Billion Bioeconomy Highlighted in 5-State Regional Study

The Memphis Bioworks® Foundation announced the conclusion of the “Regional Strategy for Biobased Products in the Mississippi Delta,” a 5-state,

September 1, 2009 Read Full Article

Fueling the “Balance” A Defense Energy Strategy Primer

by Jerry Warner and P.W. Singer (Brookings Institution)  … Underlying this effort are two complementary objectives. First, a significant percentage

August 31, 2009 Read Full Article

Fueling Our Security: The Need for a Defense Energy Strategy

by Peter W. Singer (The Washington Examiner)  … Our Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy not just

August 31, 2009 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuels Economic Viability: A Project-Based Perspective

by Jeff H. Hassannia  (Diversified Energy Corporation)  … Instead of forecasting the likely costs for capital and O&M for a given

August 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Ethanol Race Fuel – Why Ethanol? Because It Will Save You Money With No Performance Loss

By Rob Fisher, Forrest Jehlik   (Circle Track)     Shortly after the first installment of Circle Track’s Project G.R.E.E.N. hit the newsstand it

August 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Native Hawaiian Owned Company To Invest $200 Million in Vietnam Ethanol Plants

(FullOn Holdings, Inc./MMD Newswire)  Richard Kamahele Figueroa, President and CEO of FullOn Holdings, Inc., a Native Hawaiian owned company, announed

August 30, 2009 Read Full Article

The Rise of Biofuels from Algae

(ClearSkies.com)  Clean Skies News Dipka Bhambhani reports on the rise of biofuels from algae as part of the nation’s energy

August 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Rethinking the Value of Corn Ethanol Co-Products in Lifecycle Assessments

by Dave Vander Griend (Ethanol Across America)  …As commodity prices have returned closer to norms prior to the dramatic speculation-driven

August 29, 2009 Read Full Article

USU Research: Algae May Fix Logan’s Sewage Mess

by Brian Maffly (Salt Lake Tribune)  For the past several years, detergents and agricultural runoff have turned Logan’s five wastewater

August 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Mexico Plans Ethanol Push to Reduce Pollution

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  The Mexican government said it will invite tenders next month for a contract to produce 176

August 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Anellotech Launches; Latest Fast Pyrolysis Venture Expands Growing Field of Biocrude Companies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst recently granted a biofuels startup company, Anellotech,

August 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Clean Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be

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Life-Cycle Assessment of Biodiesel

by Laurent Lardon, Arnaud Helias, Bruno Sialve, Jean-Philippe Steyer and Olivier Bernard (Environmental Science and Technology)  This paper provides an analysis

August 28, 2009 Read Full Article

Industry Responds to Biodiesel Tax Reform Proposition

by Nicholas Zeman  (Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board said last week that the Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension

August 28, 2009 Read Full Article

BEI International Demonstrates Mechanical Jatropha Harvester; Potential Breakthrough in Productivity

In Honduras, BEI International has demonstrated its mechanical harvesting of jatropha at Agroipsa Farm in Choluteca, Honduras this month, harvesting

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Debunking The PHEV Mythology

by John Petersen (Alt Energy Stocks)  … We’ve all heard the mythology that PHEVs will save users buckets of money

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

Biochar’s Likely Market Impacts

by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA (Alt Energy Stocks)  Biochar, or amending soil with biomass-derived carbon, shows great potential to improve

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New Vision on Biofuels is Urgently Needed

…  (Christian Aid’s report)Growing Pains urges governments to adopt a new vision on biofuels, seeing them as a force for

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

Missouri Cooperatives Partner with Universities on Carbon Capture Research

… Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI) and Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEPC) are partnering with Lincoln University and Missouri University

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuel Boom Running on Empty

by Ann Davis and Russell Gold (Wall Street Journal)   The biofuels revolution that promised to reduce America’s dependence on foreign

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

Resource Documents on Ethanol Importation and Tariffs

Doug Newman, Ethanol Trade Analyst for the US International Trade Commission, has provided tables and a presentation which summarize amounts

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

Applications Being Accepted for Recovery Act 1603 Cash Grants in Lieu of Tax Credits

U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Energy announced at the end of July that they would

August 26, 2009 Read Full Article

Australians Evaluate Native Oil-Bearing Tree

by Susanne Retka Schill (Biodiesel Magazine)  Early tests by Australia’s CQUniversity researchers show promise for a new biodiesel feedstock –

August 26, 2009 Read Full Article

Microbiogen Develops Yeast that Can Utilize Both C5 and C6 Sugars

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Microbiogen, an Australia-based developer of non-genetically modified yeast, recently announced it has secured a

August 26, 2009 Read Full Article

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ‘Algae Platform’ Develops Efficient Photoreactors and Novel Cell Decomposition Methods

… (C)ultivation of microalgae may contribute decisively to tomorrow’s energy supply. For energy production from microalgae, KIT scientists are developing

August 26, 2009 Read Full Article

Ghana Debates Viability of Biofuels

by Scott Stearns (Voice of America News)  Africa is central to the worldwide growth in biofuels, with Dutch, American, Swedish,

August 26, 2009 Read Full Article

Biofuel projects in South Florida Have Promising Future, Challenging Present

by Doreen Hemlock and Jaideep Hardikar (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)  The neatly planted rows of jatropha trees in Delray Beach are

August 26, 2009 Read Full Article

Synthetic Life By the Year’s End? Yes, Proclaims Craig Venter.

(Discover)  …   Synthetic biology experts say that re-engineered microorganisms may take on all sorts of jobs. For now, gene researchers

August 26, 2009 Read Full Article

AdvBiofUSA Disappointed in DOE Failure to Include Advanced Biofuels in SBIR/STTR Grant Program

by Joanne Ivancic   Although U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu claimed to “(emphasize) the Department’s commitment to developing near-term, clean energy

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DOE Announces $37 Million for Small Business Research and Technology

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that $37 million in funding from the Recovery Act will be made available to

August 25, 2009 Read Full Article

25 x 25 Publishes Assessement of Ag/Forestry Costs Due to Proposed Climate Change Legislation

From the report: … Objective independent studies now emerging on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 suggest

August 24, 2009 Read Full Article

US DOE Accepting Applications for Loans to Leading Edge Biofuels Projects

 Section 1705 of Title XVII authorizes the Secretary of Energy (“Secretary”) to make loan guarantees under this section, notwithstanding Section

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Harvesting Hemp at Hartacre Farms for Biofuel

by Aimee Pianosi (NapaneeGuide.com)  In a white cloud of pollen, 43 acres of hemp was harvested from Hartacre Farms last

August 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Project Runs Out of Gas

by Colin Bettles (FarmWeekly)  WestPetro, the proposed ethanol production plant to be built in East Rockingham, changed ownership last week.  

August 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Scripps Photobiology Group Presentations on Algae

The Scripps Photobiology Group has been hosting a series on the commercialization of algae, with a focus on the possible

August 24, 2009 Read Full Article

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series Powers Ahead on Biodiesel Blends

(Biodiesel Magazine)  The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup racing series had just passed the half way point at press time,

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Michigan Researchers Look at Rutabagas for Biofuel

by David Runk (AP)  Researchers at Michigan State University are working to turn the rutabaga into an oil-producing powerhouse that

August 21, 2009 Read Full Article

Nigerian,Oni, Donates Land for Chinese Ethanol Project

by Toba Suleiman (This Day)  Ekiti State Governor,  Segun Oni, has donated 15,000 hectares of land to  Chinese investors handling the

August 21, 2009 Read Full Article

Researchers Boost Production of Biofuel that Could Replace Gasoline

(Newswise)  Engineers at Ohio State University have found a way to double the production of the biofuel butanol, which might

August 21, 2009 Read Full Article

Semi-Serious Quiz: How to Rate An Algae Company

by Michael Kanellos  (Greentech Media)  Five years ago it was easy to divide up companies trying to make fuel out

August 21, 2009 Read Full Article

Potential for Sweet Sorghum Ethanol is Very Sweet, Indeed

by Barney DuBois (BioBasedNews.com)  …  Sorghum – and particularly sweet sorghum – seems finally prepared to emerge from behind the

August 20, 2009 Read Full Article

Automotive Materials Life Cycle Assessment Model Released for Use

WorldAutoSteel has released a 2nd iteration of the automotive materials parametric Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) model, which allows for broader

August 20, 2009 Read Full Article

Tanzanian Jatropha Agriculture Gains Momentum with USAID

by Happy Lazaro (Arusha Times)  The United States of America has given Tanzania Tsh.6.5 billion (US Dollars 5.4 million) for

August 20, 2009 Read Full Article

Company Planting Camelina Crops for Biodiesel

by Nathan Phelps  (Green Bay Press Gazette)  An upstart seed and biodiesel plant is harvesting the first seed crop of camelina

August 20, 2009 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuel Makers Want CO2 Credits in Climate Bill

(Reuters)    Makers of biofuels and plastics and chemicals made from crops want U.S. senators to change the climate bill to

August 19, 2009 Read Full Article

NASA Looks at Plant Biomass as New Source of Biofuel in Space

by Lisa Sibley(Cleantech Group)    NASA research scientist Chad Paavola has a problem to solve: When astronauts leave the earth for

August 19, 2009 Read Full Article

Aurora Biofuels Breakthrough Doubles CO2 Uptake and Fuel Production

 Through a series of biotechnology achievements, Aurora has succeeded in optimizing its base algae strains to more than double CO2

August 19, 2009 Read Full Article

Banned in Boston: Massachusetts Moves to Strike Algae, Miscanthus, Switchgrass, Oil from Microorganisms, from Qualifying Under Clean Energy Biofuels Act

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, the state Department of Energy Resources, in coordination with the Executive Office of

August 19, 2009 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Non-Profit Receives Tax Exemption Status

by Rachel Gantz (Oil Price Information Service)  …   As Ivancic explained to OPIS, Advanced Biofuels USA launched in April 2008

August 18, 2009 Read Full Article

Greener Dawn Research Releases 90-Page Algae Biofuels Report

A report by Greener Dawn Investment Group’s research arm “aims to provide an in-depth and unbiased review of the algae

August 17, 2009 Read Full Article

G20 Countries Practice ‘Agricolonialism’ in Developing Countries

by Betsey Piette (Worker’s World)  Collectively the countries which participate in the Group of Twenty comprise 85 percent of the

August 17, 2009 Read Full Article

Pakistani State Oil Launches Ethanol Blended Fuel in Karachi

(The International News)  The Pakistan State Oil (PSO) launched ethanol blended fuel called ‘E10 gasoline’ here on Saturday which would

August 17, 2009 Read Full Article

Trillium FiberFuels Awarded $750,000 Grant to Develop Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced the 2009 awardees of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

August 17, 2009 Read Full Article

Embracing Pond Scum: Algae Farms Taking Root in High Desert

by Brooke Edwards and Natasha Lindstrom  (Victor Valley Daily Press)   That green, slimy scum that makes swimmers and pool owners

August 17, 2009 Read Full Article

Scientists Explore How the Humble Leaf Could Power the Planet

by Alok Jha (Guardian)  At Imperial College London, researchers have embarked on a £1m project to study, and eventually mimic,

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Row Over US Biofuel Rules Intensifies

by Cath Everett (BusinessGreen.com)  Corn ethanol industry accuses EPA of influencing independent panel to boost support for controversial biofuel carbon

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Biochar as the New Black Gold

by Bill Hewitt  (Grist)  Imagine a system that can: (potentially) store billions of tons of carbon in soil for centuries;

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

BP and Martek Biosciences Enter a Joint Development Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biodiesels

BP and Martek Biosciences Corporation announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to work on the production of

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Egypt to Cultivate Jatropha Plant for Biofuels

(Reuters) Egypt plans to expand the cultivation of the jatropha plant to produce biofuels, the state news agency said.  The

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Picking Biofuel Starters: Government Tops Off the Tank

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

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Will ‘Energy Crops’ Become the Next Kudzu?

by Jessica Leber (New York Times and ClimateWire)  U.S. policies are subsidizing new energy crops that are likely to spread

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Start-Up Goes Fishing for Biofuels

by Candace Lombardi  (Green Tech)  LiveFuels, an algae biofuel start-up, announced a pilot project to grow and harvest algae biofuels

August 14, 2009 Read Full Article

Who’s Your Daddy’s Daddy?: A Look at Bioenergy and Washington Lobbying

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Center for Public Integrity released a report on lobbying over the impending

August 13, 2009 Read Full Article

Bioenergy to Fuel Growth in Regional Australia

(The Land FarmOnline)  A new analysis on second generation biofuels, conducted by Southern Cross University’s Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics,

August 13, 2009 Read Full Article

Scientists Force Fungus to Have Sex to Create Biofuel

by Bryan Nelson  (CleanTechnica.com)  Originally discovered in the Solomon Islands during World War II eating away at the canvas and

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Nigeria to Produce Biodiesel Commercially

(Biofuels International)  Nigeria will start producing biodiesel commercially at some point next year, say scientists.  Nigeria has been experimenting with

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

ARIES Portable Biodiesel System Successfully Demonstrated

A collaborative effort by the U.S. Navy, Biodiesel Industries, Inc. and Aerojet successfully demonstrated methods to produce cleaner and more

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Publishes Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corn and Ethanol Production

Don Hofstrand “focus(es) on GHG emissions including a detailed analysis of the sources of these emissions from corn and ethanol

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Richard Branson Launches Green Venture

by Rebecca Burn-Callander  (Real Business)  It’s one of the few private equity ventures to raise its target amount this year.

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

24 Senators Ask President Obama for Volume Mandates for Biodiesel

  … (W)e request that the Administration exercise its authority immediately, either by Executive Order or through Agency action or

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Biofuels Road Map at Clean Energy Summit

General Wesley Clark (Ret.), co-chairman of Growth Energy, introduced a renewable fuels road map designed to put the nation on

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

EPA Announces Peer Review Findings on the Lifecycle Analysis for the Proposed Rule to Implement the Expanded Renewable Fuel Standard Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (”EPA”) announces the availability of documents pertaining to the expert peer review record completed on

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Perdue AgriBusiness to Supply Barley for Hopewell Ethanol Plant

(Richmond Times-Dispatch)   Osage Bio Energy, the company building an ethanol plant in Hopewell, is partnering with Perdue AgriBusiness to source

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

DOE Awards $377 Million in Funding for 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers

In a major effort to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy, U.S. Energy Secretary

August 12, 2009 Read Full Article

A “Shrimp Cocktail” To Fuel Cars and Trucks

Call it a “shrimp cocktail” for your fuel tank. Scientists in China are reporting development of a catalyst made from

August 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Biofuel-Producing Bacteria, Insect Gut Microbes, ~ 70 other Projects Fill DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Pipeline

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) has selected 71 new genomic sequencing projects for its 2010

August 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Safflower Topping Rest as Best Oilseed for Biodiesel

by Sue Roesler (The Priairie Star)  Just ask Chuck Flynn, research chemist at Montana State University’s Eastern Ag Research Center,

August 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: GAO Report Clearly Refutes Big Food’s Claim That Ethanol was Behind Higher Food Prices

Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, evaluated a recent US Government Accountabilty Office report, ““Now it’s the GAO that is

August 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Team, Other Stakeholders Unable to Verify EPA ILUC Analysis Results

In a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, the Renewable Fuels Association explains that stakeholders are unable to replicate or

August 11, 2009 Read Full Article

Solazyme Awarded California Energy Commission Grant to Develop Clean Fuel from Local Cellulosic Feedstocks

Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil production company and algal biotechnology company, was awarded a $789,697 Biosynthetic Transportation Fuel Production grant

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Biofuels Innovator Forms Division in Charleston to Capture Carbon

by Andy Owens (Charleston Regional Business Journal) Opposition to coal-fired power plants in the South has spurred a producer of microalgae-based

August 11, 2009 Read Full Article

EERC Awarded Subcontract by SAIC to Help Produce Military Renewable Jet Fuel from Algae

(GreenAirOnline.com)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota has been awarded a subcontract by

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W2 Energy Completes Algae Bioreactor

(Energy Current)  W2 Energy Inc., has successfully completed a commercial scale algae bioreactor.  The Sunfilter bioreactor will be used to

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University of Minnesota Researchers Discover Breakthrough Method for Chemical Separations

A team of researchers, led by chemical engineering and materials science professor Michael Tsapatsis in the University of Minnesota’s Institute

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

Algae Oil Lipid Trigger Breakthrough Sustainable Green Technologies Inc. Announces Innovative Way to Increase Algae Oil Production

Sustainable Green Technologies (SGT) a start-up company in Escondido, California announced today that it has discovered a highly effective and

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NASA Studies Cellulose For Food And Biofuel Production

For long-duration space missions, astronauts someday will grow plants for food and the air they breathe, while transforming inedible parts

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

Emami Biotech to Set Up Biofuel Project in Ethiopia

(Business Standard)  Emami Biotech, a part of the Rs 2,000-crore Emami Group, will invest Rs 400 crore in a plantation

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

Biggie Smalls: Microcrops Go Mainstream and Head for the Big Time

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All microalgae are microcrops, but not all microcrops are microalgae: a larger family of diatoms,

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Western Australia Government Supports Hazardous Waste Biodiesel Project

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls has announced funding of $145,000 from the Pilbara Regional Grants Scheme to support the Ashburton

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

The Water Footprint of Bioenergy

All energy scenarios show a shift toward an increased percentage of renewable energy sources, including biomass. This study gives an

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Jatropha: Not a Miracle Biofuel Crop After All?

(Discover)  The oil-rich and weedy plant jatropha has been hailed as the most promising source of biofuel on the planet,

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

Manufacturers’ Electric Dreams Likely to Stumble on Forecaster’s Reality

by Neil Winton  (Detroit News) While manufacturers like Nissan of Japan jostle for the lead in the race to saturate

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers Coalition Publishes The Corn Fact Book

….  There is plenty of corn to eat and plenty for making ethanol and plenty for feeding cattle and plenty

August 5, 2009 Read Full Article

Researchers Discover New Way to Deoxygenize Biomass

by Lisa Gibson  (Biomass Magazine)   University of California Berkeley and Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered a relatively inexpensive way to

August 3, 2009 Read Full Article

Ceres Publishes Online Crop Radius Calculator

For biofuels and biopower to be competitive and sustainable, high-yielding energy crops will be required in most areas. That is

August 3, 2009 Read Full Article

California’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens

California’s largest biodiesel plant is ready for business.  State Sen. Dean Florez joined executives Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for

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UK Quality Protocol Unveiled for Waste-Derived Biodiesel

(letsrecycle.com)  A protocol designed to boost customer confidence in biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil and rendered animal fats has

July 31, 2009 Read Full Article

Florida Researchers Believe Sweetgum Bacteria Key to Breaking Down Hemicellulose

by Stu Hutson   (Southeast Farm Press)  Most would identify the tree by its often troublesome, spiky “gumballs,” but what many

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