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Bio Base Europe Develops the Region into the Bio-Based Economy Gateway in Europe

Bio Base Europe is a joint initiative of Biopark Terneuzen and Ghent Bio-Energy Valley. Both organisations have been working for

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Ethanol Crops? Lab Finds New Method To Turn Biomass Into Gasoline

Scientists have combined a discovery from a French garbage dump with breakthroughs in synthetic biology to come up with a

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US House Agriculture Committee Chair Vents About EPA’s Use of Indirect Land Use Effects

“I’m off the train,” Collin Peterson, US House Agriculture Committee chair said May 6 during a strongly worded statement at a hearing

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Florida’s New Generation Biofuels Selling Product in Maryland

Originally formed in March 2006 as H2Diesel, Inc., New Generation Biofuels is commercializing a second generation biofuel using a proprietary

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A New Use for Algae: Natural Gas

Genifuel has teamed up with Pacific Northwest National Labs to make natural gas out of algae. Why? It’s cheaper and

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Stone Soap Company Unveils Promising Hybrid Natural Gas-Biofuel

A 76-year-old manufacturer of car wash soaps says it’s developed a new line of clean biofuel products that could revolutionize

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University of Texas at Austin Biologists and Engineers In DARPA Project to Develop Jet Fuel from Algal Oil

…At The University of Texas at Austin, the scope of the project includes identifying the best strains of algae for

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Diversified Energy Applies for International Patent for Centia™ Biorefinery Technology

Based on technology exclusively licensed from North Carolina State University, the CentiaTM process can use virtually any triglyceride feedstock (virgin

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Assessment of Biomass Resources in Liberia

Biomass resources meet about 99.5% of the Liberian population’s energy needs so they are vital to basic welfare and economic

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Mascoma Announces Major Cellulosic Biofuel

Mascoma Corporation today announced that the company has made major research advances in consolidated bioprocessing, or CBP, a low-cost processing

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Energy Crop Company on the Cutting Edge of Biomass Production–Switchgrass

The greatest irony of America’s 21st Century quest for energy independence is that it – whatever “it” turns out to

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4-Part Advanced Biofuels Primer Published

Created by Advanced Biofuels USA, Inc., this series of primers available on the Education/Primer pages of the web site describes, step

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EPA Biofuels Rules Must Reflect Respected, Peer-Reviewed Science

Advanced Biofuels USA urges EPA, along with Congress and an engaged and informed public to carefully craft greenhouse gas emissions

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Great Plains Renewable Energy and Bioprocessalgae LLC Complete $2.1 Million Grant Funding for Algae Pilot Project in Iowa

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc., and BioProcessAlgae LLC have executed a grant award agreement with the Iowa Office of Energy

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Indirect Land Use, GHGs and EPA’s Proposed RSF Rule

Comments by Robert Kozak, Advanced Biofuels USA board member:   With EPA’s release of proposed rules for the 2010 Renewable Fuel

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EPA Proposes New Regulations for the National Renewable Fuel Standard Program for 2010 and Beyond

The EPA published proposed revised statutory requirements which establish new specific volume standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel,

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Jerusalem Artichoke for Armenia Ethanol Production

Armenia’s climatic conditions are not suitable for sugarcane production; however, there are several alternative crops suitable to Armenia’s climate for

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Researchers Study Jerusalem Artichoke for Ethanol

The Institute for Sustainable and Renewable Resources, in Danville, Va., is studying the potential to use the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus

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Dewatering Process Announced by Algae Venture Systems

A technological breakthrough that dramatically reduces the cost of removing water from algae – making algae an economically feasible source

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Drop In, Tune Out, Turn On

“The era of synthetic drop-in fuels is upon us,” writes Biofuels Digest editor Jim Lane. Drop In: The future does not

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Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement

This is the first solicitation for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E is a new organization within

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Federal “Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy” (ARPA-E) Created

In late April, 2009, President Obama announced the launching of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a new Department of

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Federal Energy Frontier Research Center Awards

The White House announced on April 27, 2009, that the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science will invest $777 million in

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Biotech 2009 Life Sciences: Navigating the Sea Change Released; Survey of BioGreenTech Horizons Addresses Collapse of Traditional Financing Structure for Biotech Sector

In California, Burrill & Company released its 23rd annual industry report, Biotech 2009 Life Science, subtitled Navigating the Sea Change.  The

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Minnesota’s 5% biodiesel mandate takes effect May 1, 2009

Minnesota’s new 5 percent biodiesel mandate takes effect on Friday, May 1, 2009, becoming the first state at that level. A

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Worldwatch Institute Features 3-Part Series on Palm Oil in Indonesia

Part 1:  Global Palm Oil Demand Fueling Deforestation The benefits of the oil palm are difficult for Indonesia to ignore.  

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Southern Online Bio Technologies To Establish Third Biodiesel Plant In India

Southern Online Bio Technologies Ltd. (Southern Online Bio Technologies), an India-based internet services provider, is planning to establish a third

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THE GREEN CHALLENGE STORY

Five years ago, a group of determined government officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of

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Chocolate-Powered Racecar Presented as Cost-Cutting Car of the Future

The  World First Racing team at the Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Center in Britain announced late last month that it

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Sirona Fuels Launches Jatropha Community Farming in Haiti

Sirona Fuels, an emerging leader in alternative fuels, announced  that it has begun Jatropha planting operations in Haiti over the

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Food and Crop Waste: A Valuable Biomass Feedstock

With virtually all of the biofuels currently produced in the United States sourced from either soybeans or corn, there is

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Senator John Thune (R-SD) Introduces Indirect Land Use Bill

“Following California’s recent decision to use flawed models to estimate ethanol’s environmental impact, I am concerned that the EPA could

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Dynamotive to Supply Sawdust for Arkansas BioOil Plant

Dynamotive USA, Inc. executed a long-term contract for the supply of feedstock for a planned 200 TPD BioOil® plant to

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County Pledges $500,000 toward New Biofuel Plant

Lee County, Florida, Commissioners voted 3-2 to help fund the construction of a biodiesel processing plant by pledging $500,000 to

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Regional Partnership to Develop Algal Biofuels Gets Backing of San Diego Leaders

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and others said the San Diego region, now home to more than 500 biotechnology companies,

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U.K. Algae Biofuel Co. BioMara Launches

Researchers funded by a consortium of European governments and institutions to investigate algae strains most optimal for remote rural biofuel

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Camelina Information from Sustainable Oils

Camelina sativa is a member of the mustard family, a distant relative to canola, and the new darling of biodiesel

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Life Cycle Analysis of Camelina-based Renewable Jet and Diesel Fuels Shows 84-89% GHG Savings Compared to Petroleum Fuels

A life cycle analysis (LCA) comparing camelina-derived renewable jet and diesel fuels to petroleum fuels and biodiesel found that the

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Can 100% of Jatropha Plant be Commercially Viable?

Most Jatropha growers currently plant and harvest Jatropha curcas primarily for its pure plant oil (PPO) for use as biofuel

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Biosynthetic and Metabolic Pathway Engineering at Novacta Biosystems

Commercially valuable products can be generated from different microorganism such as bacteria, yeasts and algae. These include biofuels, bulk chemicals,

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The Volt: Not Ready to Roll

… Boston Consulting Group found that the total cost of ownership of existing hybrids and advanced internal combustion engine cars

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California to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Vehicle Fuels

LA TIMES:  Margot Roosevelt   April 24, 2009    California took aim Thursday at the oil industry and its impact on global

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CHEMREC gasification technology – turns pulp and paper mills into biorefineries

CHEMREC is helping pulp and paper mills transform into Biorefineries with a unique, proprietary black liquor gasification technology. Opening up

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California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Proposal: Comments Urge Rejection

Robert Kozak, President of Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc., and a founder and board member of Advanced Biofuels USA, urges the

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Commendable Movement toward Decrease of Greenhouse Gases

Two announcements today should spur interest in the development of advanced biofuels:  EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases (including CO2) pose

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EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare

After a thorough scientific review ordered in 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed

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Notice of Receipt of a Clean Air Act Waiver Application to Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent; Request for Comment

On March 6, 2009, Growth Energy and 54 ethanol manufacturers submitted an application for a waiver of the prohibition of

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Canadian Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program

The ABIP is a multi-year program designed to support new and existing research networks and encourage the development of clusters

April 16, 2009 Read Full Article

12th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum May 14, 2009 Washington, DC

  12th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum  May 14, 2009 Washington, DC

FREE  9 AM to 5 PM  The Sustainable Energy Coalition—in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and

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Polyculture of Wild Grasses

(Green Transport and Energy)  …  But the problems of degradation and soil erosion by intensive monocultures must also be taken

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Advanced Biofuel Companies Ask Congress to Provide Comprehensive Biofuels Policy and Stimulate Investment in Advanced Biofuels

Biofuelproducers and biotechnologycompanies today asked Congressional leaders to help them overcome economic obstacles to obtaining financial backing and bring commercially

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Southern Bioenergy Industry Could Create Thousands of Jobs

The Southern Bioenergy Roadmap, a project of the Southeast Agriculture & Forestry Energy Resources Alliance (SAFER) and the University of

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IEA Report Confirms Growing Green House Gas Reduction from Ethanol Use Warns Against Ignoring Future Innovation in Policymaking

TORONTO – April 1, 2009 – A new report commissioned by the IEA Bioenergy (IEA) underscores the importance of ethanol

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Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance is an international federation representing over 60 percent of the world’s renewable fuels production from 30

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Biofuels Center of North Carolina

The long-term task of the Biofuels Center of North Carolina is to develop a statewide biofuels industry to reduce the

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Lincoln High Students Fuel Biodiesel Effort

June 19, 2008    The Lincoln County High School Future Farmers of America club has started the first biodiesel production center

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Green Ambassadors: Laguna High School Students Research Biofuels

May 1st, 2007    Linsay Hassett (aka Betty Biodiesel) leads a group of Laguna High School students in the Green Ambassadors

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Central Carolina Community College

In Fall 2008 Central Carolina Community College began offering an associate degree in Alternative Energy Technology: Biofuels. This program is

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University of Georgia: Biofuels, Biopower, and Biomaterials Initiative (B3I)

UGA’s Biofuels, Biopower, and Biomaterials Initiative (B3I) unites the University’s legacies in agriculture, forestry, environmental science and engineering with its strengths in

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Colorado State University Graduate Program in Biofuels Development

It is widely recognized that substantial technical advances must be achieved in all aspects of the bioenergy industry, including developing

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UOP Renewable Energy & Chemicals BioChemicals Technology Info

UOP is focused on developing profitable and efficient ways to convert biofeedstocks, such as oils from plants and algae, greases

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Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre opens at University of Guelph

The University of Guelph officially opened the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre researchers will use agricultural products, turning soy, wheat,

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Michigan State University Office of Biobased Technologies

Michigan State’s Office of Biobased Technology aims to integrate innovations in the lab with advances in the marketplace to enhance the

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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

The Environmental Protection Agency, under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, is responsible for revising and implementing regulations

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Jatropha curcas as Fuel Source for Multi-Function Power Unit

Providing a local source of fuel is a critical element of energy independence and the jatropha plant has several qualities

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Solazyme’s Microbial Conversion Technology Applied to Algae

Solazyme’s unique microbial conversion technology process allows algae to produce oil in standard industrial facilities quickly, efficiently and at large

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Virent Bioforming® Catalysis Process Makes Bio-Jetfuel, Bio-Gasoline

Virent’s BioForming® process pioneers the commercial production of biofuels and bioproducts which are both sustainable and economical.  This technology can

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National Biofuels Action Plan

This plan, published in October 2008, was designed by the Biomass Research and Development Board to help industry achieve aggressive national goals

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ASES Green Collar Jobs report forecasts 37 million jobs from renewable energy and energy efficiency in U.S. by 2030

A new Green Collar Jobs report from the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) based in Boulder, and Management Information

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Chicken Manure and Paper Waste as Biofuels Feedstock

MixAlco™ is a biomass conversion technology that transforms low-cost, readily available, non-food and non-sterile biomass into carboxylic acids, the chemical

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Hawaiian Agricultural and Municipal Waste Turned Into BioCarbon, Biofuel, Bioenergy

Carbon Diversion, Inc., has been operating for two years at the Campbell Industrial site in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii, testing and

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Agricultural and Municipal Waste Feedstocks for Biofuels, Biochemicals

Many technologies have been used over the years to destroy troublesome waste, including incineration, but at an expense to the

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Mascoma Plans Research Beyond 2nd Generation Ethanol

Mascoma’s R&D team is focused on developing biofuels from non-food biomass wood, straws, fuel energy crops, paper pulp and other

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Coskata Makes 2nd Generation Ethanol from Agricultural and Municipal Waste

Coskata’s biology-based technology enables production of ethanol from a wide variety of input material including biomass, agricultural and municipal wastes,

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Genencor Launches Accellerase 1500, Next Step toward Scale-up of Cellulosic Ethanol

Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, launched Accellerase® 1500, the next generation of its cellulosic ethanol enzyme product, which has

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Scientists Seek to Turn Waste Glycerol into High-Value Gas

The Taipei Times reports that scientists from the Universities of Leeds and Cardiff in the UK are exploring ways to

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Korean Team Extracts Useful Chemical From Biodiesel By-Products

South Korean scientists have developed a high-tech process to extract commercially viable chemical compounds from a biodiesel by-product that can

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The Woody Biomass Program at SUNY-ESF

Willow Biomass is an environmentally sound, locally produced, renewable source of energy and bio products.   Driven by concerns about global

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Federal Interagency Biomass Research and Development Board Releases Biofuel Feedstocks Report

Feedstock Production for Biofuels: Economic Drivers, Policy Implications, and the Role of Research advises on the economic feasibility of developing

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Brewing Biohydrogen from Beer, Food Waste

Sapporo Breweries Ltd. and Brazil’s state-run oil producer, Petrobras, will execute a trial – beginning as early as September –

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National Algae Association’s Fifth Quarterly Conference for Commercialization of “Algae: The New Oil,” April 30 – May 1, 2009, Houston, TX.

Origin Oil will be providing process details of its innovative single-step process to extract oil from algae. BioCentrics will be

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Commercial-Scale Production of Algae Biodiesel: Using Existing Resources to Spawn a New Era in Renewable Energy

by Drew Casey  (Biofuels and Bio-Based Carbon Mitigation) Recently, we have experienced increasing uncertainty about the threat of climate changes due

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Ceres CEO Promotes Cellulosic Biofuel by Plant Breeding

by Richard Hamilton (Ceres)  This presentation was part of “Growing Energy” at Biomass 2009 in March.  The President and CEO

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Green Earth Technologies Inks Deal Naming G-Oil(TM) as Official Motor Oil of the American Le Mans Series and IMSA

Green Earth Technologies announced March 19, 2009, that they have signed a two-year contract that will name their Ultimate Biodegradable “green” motor

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Biofuels in Asia: An Analysis of Sustanability Options

(Clean Energy Asia)  The purpose of this report is to provide an objective and comprehensive regional analysis summarizing the benefits

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New Possibilities for Hydrogen-Producing Algae

Photosynthesis produces the food that we eat and the oxygen that we breathe ― could it also help satisfy our

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Gulf Alternative Energy Corporation Expands Pre-Processing Technology

Gulf Alternative Energy Corporation announced that it is expanding its strategic development to other forms of alternative energy beyond its

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An Industrial Perspective on Sustainability

by Peter Halling (Novozymes, Inc.) He talked about an industry perspective, from the point of view of Novozymes, a company that actively

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Challenges and Science Needed to Describe Sustainable Biofuel Production

by Jeffrey Steiner (Agricultural Research Services, USDA). In this talk he points out the importance of rural landscapes and ecosystem

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Challenges for Sustainable Second Generation Biofuels

by Mark Jacobs (Meridian Institute). He represented the Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP). CSBP is developing the standards to

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Defining Bioenergy Sustainability

by moderator Dr. Virginia H. Dale (Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Lab.) who emphasized the components that make

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Furanics: A Refreshing New Take on Biofuels from Avantium Technologies

by Simon Bennett  (CleanTech Investor)  ‘Furanics’ are a new class of biofuels, named after the furan rings in the fuel’s

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Honeywell’s UOP and Ensyn Launch Envergent Technologies to Offer Second-Generation Biomass Technology

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that it has launched Envergent Technologies, LLC, a joint venture with Ensyn Corp.,

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Developments in Algal Harvesting, Dewatering and Drying

Univenture, Inc. and AlgaeVenture Systems, announced the details of a disruptive solid liquid separation and dewatering technology specifically designed for

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Caltech Scientists Create New Enzymes for Biofuel Production

In a paper published  in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Frances H. Arnold,

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Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels

Barbara Bramble  (National Wildlife Federation), in her talk, emphasized the importance of sustainable biofuels and developing strategies to reduce GHG  emissions

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Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: An Industrial Perspective on Sustainability

by Peter Halling (Novozymes, Inc.) He talked about an industry perspective, from the point of view of Novozymes, a company

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Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Challenges and Science Needed to Describe Sustainable Biofuel Production

by Jeffrey Steiner (Agricultural Research Services, USDA). In this talk he points out the importance of rural landscapes and ecosystem

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Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Challenges for Sustainable Second Generation Biofuels

by Mark Jacobs (Meridian Institute). He represented the Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP). CSBP is developing the standards to

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Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Defining Bioenergy Sustainability

by moderator Dr. Virginia H. Dale (Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge  National Lab.) who emphasized the components that make

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University of Illinois Begins New Bioenergy Master’s Degree

Interest in bioenergy and renewable energy sources continues to increase and now students can earn a Master of Science degree

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Enerkem Brings Next-Generation Biofuels Project to Mississippi

Enerkem Inc., a leading advanced biofuels and green chemicals technology company, announced plans to build and operate a second-generation biofuels

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Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Posts Biofuels Guide on Senate Web Site

To help individuals and corporations navigate and access the various federal programs and grants available, Senator Cantwell has released a

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An Industrial Perspective on Sustainability

Peter Halliing, Novozymes, discussed the value of using enzymes and microbes in production of advanced biofuels to increase efficiency and

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Defining Bioenergy Sustainability

Virginia Dale and Keith Kline, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, discuss the elements of sustainability from a environmental, economic and social perspectives.  Download PDF

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Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels

Barbara J. Bramble, National Wildlife Federation, described this international multi-stakeholder initiative to develop principles and criteria for sustainable biofuels production that will

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Challenges adn Science Needed to escribe Sustainable Biofuel Production

Jeffrey Steiner, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, describes the current circumstances of developing criteria and indicators for sustainable biofuels production as

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Modeling Land Use and Land Use Change in Brazil

Leila Harfuch, Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents studies of land use patterns and changes in Brazil with attention

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A Systems Approach to Biomass Sustainability

M. Christina Negri, Argonne National Laboratory, presentation for the “Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards and Scorecards” session of the US Department

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Challenges for Sustainable Second Generation Biofuels

Barbara Stinson, Meridian Institute, explains the creation of and purpose of a Council on Sustainable Biomass Production.  From the Defining

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The Coskata Syngast-to-Ethanol Platform

Bill Roe, Coskata, describes Coskata’s “feedstock flexible” ethanol production process and provides and update on commercialization developments.  From the Advanced

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Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Jim Imbler, Zeachem, provides a view of the world of cultivation and production of advanced biofuels–illustrated with Zeachem’s experiences so

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Targeting Plant Cell Walls at Joint BioEnergy Institute

Josh Heaslewood, JBEI at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, explains issues of biomass recalcitrance and work being done to convert hemicellulose,

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Fuel Synthesis and Sustainabilty Activities in the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Tim Donohue, GLBRC, explains the work being done to promote and develop the conversion of biomass to fuels.  Includes illustration

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The BioEnergy Science Center: Initial Results in Overcoming Biomass Recalcitrance

Brian Davison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, provides an in-depth look at the challenges to breaking down cellulose so that it

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State of Technology Assessment

Andy Aden, National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an assessment including biochemical and thermochemical pathways, and a review of sustainability challenges.  From the

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Abengoa Bioenergy: Hybrid Biorefinery Concept

Gerson Santos-Leon, Abengoa Vioenergy New Technologies, presents a combination enzymatic and gasification process as part of the Biofuels Commercialization session

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Biofuels Commercialization: The Federal Role in Fostering Investment

William F. Hagy, III, USDA Rural Development, describes programs available under the 2008 Farm Bill to promote and support development

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Creating a Sustainable Biofuels Future

Jennifer Holmgren, UOP, gives an international view of the future outlook for biofuels and engines technology integration from an industry

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Outlook for Biofuels in Brazil

Emerson Kloss, Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC, summarizes biofuels production and use in Brazil as part of the International

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Biofuels Policy Update: The European Union

Laurent Javaudin, Delegation of the European Commission to the US, summarizes EU legislation and activities regarding biofuels.  Download PDF

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Commercial Challenges Facing Cellulosic Ethanol

Jack Huttner, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, explores the current science and financial situation of cellulosic ethanol production and commercialization.  From

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A DOE Perspective on Sustainability

Zia Haq, US Department of Energy’s Office of the Biomass Program, describes DOE’s programs with regard to sustainable biofuels development

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Growing Energy

Richard Hamilton, Ceres, discusses indirect land use change theories and development of improved energy crops and cultivation around the world. 

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Overcoming Barriers to Growth of the Biofuels Industry

Brent Erickson, Biotechnology Industry Organization.  Includes discussion of the “blend wall.”  From the plenary session at the US Department of

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Promise vs. Potential of Sustainable Biofuels

Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD6th), known as “Congressman Peak Oil” presents the problem of peak oil and analyzes the potential of

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Greenhunter Biofuels Announces Distillation Capabiliites in Advance of Cold-Soak Filtration Test Effective Date

In October of 2008, ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, added the “Cold Soak

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$2.77 Million Boost from NC Biofuels Center

The Biofuels Center of North Carolina, which is tasked by the General Assembly with developing a biofuels sector in North

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Michigan State and Michigan Tech Share Trees-to-Biofuels Grant

Research to turn trees into liquid fuel gets a boost with approval of the $410 billion federal omnibus spending bill

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Shell And Codexis Deepen Collaboration To Speed Arrival Of Next Generation Biofuel

Royal Dutch Shell plc and Codexis, Inc., announced an expanded agreement to develop better biocatalysts that could accelerate commercialisation of

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Growth Energy Policy Brief: California’s Dangerous Gamble with Indirect Land Use Change

Carbon accounting will play an important role in comparison of greenhouse gas emissions related to various transportation fuels.  The federal

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Advanced Biofuels USA Comments on CA Waiver Review

A public hearing concerning this reconsideration was held on March 5, 2009, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Deadline to submit written

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New Trade Association Formed for North America Camelina Industry

GREAT FALLS, Mont., — Thirteen seed companies, processors and researchers of camelina have formed the first trade association focused on

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UW-Green Bay to Research Marginal Lands for Energy Crops

Planting agricultural crops in poorly drained or marginal soil areas may be delayed, prevented or unprofitable for traditional farming. However,

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University of Minnesota Reports on Life-Cycle Analysis Related to Corn Stover

Research shows that, as a fuel for heat and power applications, corn stover reduces the life-cycle fossil-fuel emissions of carbon

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Doubling a Gene in Corn Results in Giant Biomass

University of Illinois plant geneticist Stephen Moose has developed a corn plant that yields corn that would make good silage,

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110 Scientists Complain that California Promotes Fossil Fuels; Are Opposed to Selective Enforcement of Indirect Effects in California’s Proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard

In a letter to California Governor Schwarzenegger, biomass to bioenergy researchers warn that this field of studying indirect land use

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French Aerospace Lab, Onera, Heads Alternative Aviation Fuel Study

    Onera has been chosen by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and Transport) to conduct a strategic feasibility

March 1, 2009 Read Full Article

Industrial Biotechnology in China Amidst Changing Market Conditions

by Elizabeth Nesbitt (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The increasing use of industrial biotechnology by the Chinese liquid biofuels and

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ASTM Sets the Standard for Biodiesel

by Kessel Nelson   (ASTM International Standardization News)    Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has produced a set

February 27, 2009 Read Full Article

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