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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

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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

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Report Shows Advanced Biofuels Industry Can Create Jobs, Economic Growth

Continuing to build advanced biofuels production capacity can create thousands of new jobs throughout the economy, contributing to U.S. economic

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Enzymatic Deconstruction of Xylan for Biofuel Production

by Dylan Dodd and Isaac K. O. Cann  (Global Change Biology Bioenergy)   The combustion of fossil-derived fuels has a significant impact on

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Changes in Soil Organic Carbon under Biofuel Crops

by Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira, Sarah C. Davis, Michael D. Masters and Evan H. Delucia  (Global Change Biology Bioenergy)   One potentially significant

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Mascoma Facility Generating Cellulosic Ethanol With Assistance from New York State Agencies

Mascoma Corporation, a leader in the development of low carbon cellulosic ethanol, announced that the company’s demonstration facility in Rome,

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QuantumSphere Awarded Research Grant to Turn Algae into Biofuels

California Energy Commission awards $100k grant to turn algae blooms in the Salton Sea into methane, hydrogen, and synthetic gasses. 

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BP and Verenium Form Leading Cellulosic Ethanol Venture to Deliver Advanced Biofuels

The joint venture company will initially focus on developing and securing financing for a first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in

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Enzyme Cocktail Converts Cellulosic Materials, Water into Hydrogen Fuel

Researchers at Virginia Tech, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the University of Georgia have produced hydrogen gas pure enough

February 16, 2009 Read Full Article

POET’s Project Liberty Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Plant Uses Corn Cobs as Feedstock

A leading U.S. ethanol producer, Poet, announced the opening of an $8 million pilot plant that will produce cellulosic ethanol

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POET to Discuss Cellulosic Ethanol, Cob Harvesting with Northwest Iowa Farmers

Harvesting cobs will provide an additional revenue stream for farmers, without requiring them to change their planting practices. Agriculture equipment

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Blade Switchgrass Management Guide for Bioenergy Now Available

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ — A new crop management guide is available for producers interested in learning more

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Energy, Biotechnology and Agribusiness Veterans Form SG Biofuels to Develop Jatropha as Low-Cost, Sustainable Oil

Following three years of research, a team of energy, biotechnology and agribusiness veterans announced the formation of SG Biofuels, a

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Biofuels can provide Viable, Sustainable Solution to Reducing Petroleum Dependence, says “90-Billion Gallon Biofuel Deployment Study”

An in-depth study by Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors Corp. has found that plant and forestry waste and dedicated

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Two-Step Chemical Process Turns Raw Biomass into Biofuel

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a

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Researchers Seek to Create Ethanol from Idaho Agricultural Waste

Researchers from Idaho’s three largest public universities are seeking to create ethanol from the Gem state’s agricultural waste. And they

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Camelina Crop May Save the Day for Northwest Pa. Farmers, Landowners

by Andrea Zippay (Farm and Dairy)  A rather low-budget, low-input crop may be a boon to northwest Pennsylvania farmers.   Camelina

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USDA and USDoE Announce Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

On January 30, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) announced up to $25 million (subject to appropriations)

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SG Biofuels Launches Jatropha Developer at 2009 National Biodiesel Conference

Following three years of research, a team of energy, biotechnology and agribusiness veterans today announced the formation of SG Biofuels,

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Japan Airlines Flight Brings Aviation One Step Closer to Using Biofuel

Japan Airlines (JAL) became the first airline to conduct a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel primarily refined from the

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Sirona Fuels Acquires Blue Sky Biofuels and Invests in Jatropha to Expand Production of High-Quality, Sustainable Biofuel

Through its purchase of Blue Sky Biofues, Sirona has acquired an Oakland, CA-based refinery that produces high-quality biodiesel from both

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Sustainable Oils, Inc., provided camelina-based fuels for Japan Airlines demo flight.

Also known as gold-of-pleasure or false flax, camelina, the main feedstock used for the recent Japan Airlines test flight, is

January 30, 2009 Read Full Article

California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Greenhouse Gas Regulations; Reconsideration of EPA’s Denial of a Waiver of Preemption

The California Air Resources Board in December 2005 requested a waiver of pre-emption for its greenhouse gas regulations for certain

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New Catalyst Paves the Path for Ethanol-Powered Fuel Cells

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the

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Genome Sequence Shows Sorghum’s Immense Potential

Southerners may best know sorghum as sweet, biscuit-topping syrup. But the small grain’s uses range from a dependable, drought-tolerant food

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Wood-Boring Marine Bug’s Stomach Bugs Studied in UK Biofuels Research

Research is under way to pinpoint the enzymes produced in the four-spotted gribble’s stomach, and the genes that control them,

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UK’s Biggest Public Investment in Bioenergy Research Includes Advanced Biofuels

At the University of Nottingham, two of six research projects being run by the national £27m BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre

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DARPA Contract Awarded to Develop Jet Biofuel from Algae

On January 26, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a contract to help

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The Myth of the Plug-In Hybrid

You have heard the hype, the hope, the promise that electric cars are our hope for a clean, low-carbon, sustainable

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Michigan State University Pre-Treatment Process Cuts Cost of Making Cellulosic Biofuels

A patented Michigan State University process to pre-treat corn-crop waste before conversion into ethanol means extra nutrients don’t have to be

January 22, 2009 Read Full Article

Detroit Auto Show’s Electric Promises Belie Internal Combustion Reality

”Listening, watching and reading the international media’s reporting on the Detroit car show, you could be forgiven for thinking that

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Bionavitas Announces Light Immersion Technology to Aid Algae Growth for Biofuels Production

The “self-shading” phenomenon for algae results in a layer that limits the amount of algae per acre that can be

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Study Finds Biofuel Carbon Footprint Overstated

A  Michigan State University study finds that the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions may be significantly less than other studies have

January 15, 2009 Read Full Article

South Dakota POET Plant Produces Cellulosic Ethanol from Corn Cobs

Following a successful start-up in the fourth quarter of 2008, POET Research Center in Scotland, S.D. is now producing cellulosic

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Algae, Coal, and Jatropha: the Future of Aviation Fuels?

On January 7, 2009, Continental Airlines flew a successful demonstration out of Houston in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International,

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Cornell Technology Makes Biogas Greener

Cornell plant scientists have invented a new method that uses manure and other farm byproducts to remove toxic hydrogen sulfide

January 9, 2009 Read Full Article

Sugar Cane Stalks Serve as Cellulosic Ethanol Feedstock in Louisiana

Verenium operates one of the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol pilot plants, an R&D facility, in Jennings, Louisiana and has recently

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California Scientists Create E.Coli-based Fuel That’s Much More Efficient Than Ethanol

U.S. scientists say they can turn E.coli, a strain of bacteria present in the human digestive tract, into a fuel

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BioJetFuel Powers Passenger Jet Test Flight

A New Zealand Air passenger jet partially powered by a 50-50 blend of oil from jatropha plants and standard A1

January 7, 2009 Read Full Article

Human Stomach Bugs Used to Make Biofuels

California scientists say they can use E.coli, a strain of bacteria present in the human digestive tract, to make a

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Termite Stomach Bug Used to Make Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Biochemicals

ZeaChem, a company that uses the microbes in termite guts to make ethanol, announced it has raised $34 million to

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Switchgrass-Ethanol Study Shows Positive Findings

Switchgrass grown for biofuel production produced 540 percent more energy than needed to grow, harvest and process it into cellulosic

January 6, 2009 Read Full Article

Green Solutions for the Stimulus Package: Advanced Biofuels Research Funding

THE PROBLEM:         How do we get money circulating in the economy  FAST, EASILY and EFFECTIVELY? THE SOLUTIONS: FAST:   Invest in Renewable

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Renewable Energy R&D Should Be A Priority in the Stimulus Package

In order for the “green-collar” jobs component of the Economic Stimulus package to be sustainable, the technologies needed to produce

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DOE Announces Funding Opportunity of up to $200 Million for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Biorefinery Projects – Projects Will Demonstrate Continued Commitment to Develop Sustainable, Cost-Competitive Advanced Biofuels

U.S. Department of Energy, December 22, 2008      The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the issuance of a Funding Opportunity

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Clean Cities Solicitation Seeks Projects for Biofuels Outreach and Education

Area of Interest 3 (DE-PS26-09NT01236-03): Education and Outreach Workshops for Petroleum Reduction Fuels and Technologies Educational information and materials developed

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50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy of 2008 Published by Biofuels Digest

Among the top 50, 17 are active in cellulosic ethanol development, nine are developing algae-to-energy systems, and nine are producing

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New Mapping Tool Models Nutrient Pools in Forests Harvested for Biomass

University of New Brunswick forestry professor Paul Arp has devised a tool that shows how removing the forestry sector’s leftovers

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New Crop Modeling Tool for Predicting Sorghum Production

Researchers at Texas A&M have developed a new modeling tool to help prospective biofuel producers better estimate sorghum crop yield

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Study Shows Bioenergy Could Become Major Energy Source in 2030

Two German scientists investigated the feasibility of replacing fossil fuels with biomass as the primary energy supply. Their paper, published

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Ethanol, Biomass May Fuel Fuel Cells

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology are exploring the use of biomass or ethanol as a primary fuel in

December 17, 2008 Read Full Article

Waste Coffee Grounds Offer New Source Of Biodiesel Fuel

Researchers in Nevada are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel

December 15, 2008 Read Full Article

Diverse Crops Better for Sustainable Biofuel Production

Shifting more acreage to corn production may not be the best way to meet increasing renewable fuel production requirements, researchers

December 15, 2008 Read Full Article

Ceres, Inc., Introduces Dedicated Energy Crop Seeds

California-based crop company Ceres Inc. has introduced two varieties each of switchgrass and high-biomass sorghum specifically designed to boost energy

December 11, 2008 Read Full Article

Study Finds That Without a Price on Carbon, Regular Hybrids can Lower Lifecycle CO2 Emissions As Effectively as Plug-in Hybrids, and At Lower Cost

A new working paper from Duke University finds that in the absence of a price signal for CO2, regular hybrids

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Scientists Seek to Turn Waste Glycerol Biofuels into High-Value Gas

For every tonne of biodiesel made from vegetable oil, 100kg of thick, viscous glycerol is produced as a byproduct. The

December 10, 2008 Read Full Article

UGA Researchers Looking to Turn Fruit into Fuel

by April Sorrow (University of Georgia)  Half of all the fruit grown in Georgia is never eaten by people or

December 10, 2008 Read Full Article

Modified Lignin Has Potential Benefits for Ethanol, Advanced Biofuels, Paper, and Feed

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists, in partnership with USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), have synthesized a new form of lignin that

December 9, 2008 Read Full Article

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