Scientists Sequence Soybean Genome, Reveal Pathways for Improving Biodiesel

(Physorg.com)  Soybean, one of the most important global sources of protein and oil, is now the first legume species with a published complete draft genome sequence. The sequence and its analysis appear in the January 14 edition of the journal

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BIO Comments on Preliminary Draft Regulation for the California Cap-and-Trade Program

Comments by Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental Section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) to the California Environmental Protection Agency and Air Resources Board (January 11, 2010):  ... The essence of the cap-and-trade program is the establishment

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Q d’Etat at Qteros: CEO Frey Out, Ex-Verenium EVP McCarthy in: Acceleration on Technology, Partnerships in Focus

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Qteros unexpectedly dumped CEO Bill Frey and installed former Verenium EVP John McCarthy — one of the key players in the Celunol-Diversa merger that became cellulosic ethanol pioneer Verenium. McCarthy lost no time

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ICM to Retrofit Idle Fulton N.Y. Sunoco Ethanol Plant

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   ICM Inc. will retrofit an idled 85 MMgy ethanol plant in Fulton, N.Y., now owned by Sunoco Inc. The plant, formerly owned by Northeast Biofuels, was built in 2008, and is the largest ethanol manufacturing

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Potential Ethanol Pipeline to Create U.S. Jobs

by POET  (Renewable Energy World)  A proposed ethanol pipeline would be an economic boost for the U.S., a new report demonstrates, creating almost 80,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs across the country.   POET and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. have formed a

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A Brand New Renewable Engine Fuel

Swedish SunPine is aiming to be the first company worldwide producing biodiesel from tall oil. At the plant site of SunPine, in Piteå harbor in northern Sweden, the building activity is intense. In the spring of 2010 the plant will

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Biomass and Biofuels Development in Kentucky

An executive task force formed by Gov. Steve Beshear has forwarded to the governor its recommendations for advancing the discussion on the development of a biomass and biofuels industry in Kentucky. A report from the 22-member group lists five key

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LSU to establish Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing

by Lisa Gibson (Biomass Magazine)  The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center has permission from the Board of Regents to establish the Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing, a research, education and outreach initiative within the AgCenter. The institute will not occupy its

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Evolution Resources Signs Testing Services Agreement With North Carolina State University

Evolution Resources, Inc., an advanced biofuels production company focused on the production of cellulosic ethanol using the latest in modern processes and technologies, today announced the signing of a Testing Services Agreement with North Carolina State University.   Under the terms of

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, CA, Highlights in Green

April 16-18 in Long Beach California, this weekend of Indy Car, American Le Mans Series and Toyota Celebrity/Pro racing strives to advance “green racing.”  Some announced highlights: - The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection

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Honeywell's UOP Awarded U.S. Department Of Energy Grant For Conversion Of Waste Biomass To Green Transportation Fuels

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced  it has been selected for negotiation of a $25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build a demonstration unit in Hawaii to convert cellulosic biomass into green transportation fuels. As part

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Jatoil Announces Project to Grow Sugar Substitute Stevia in Conjunction at Vietnamese Jatropha Plantations

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, Jatoil announced a joint venture to develop high-value crops that will be planted alongside its oilseed bearing jatropha trees, resulting in a dual income stream to boost returns from its biofuel farms in Vietnam. 

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Canadian Feds Pump $5.5 Million into Biofuel Plant

by Eric Mcguinness (Hamilton Spectator)  SunOpta BioProcess Inc. of Brampton is getting $5.5 million from the federal government to demonstrate that it can turn wood chips into fuel-grade ethanol and the sugar substitute xylitol. The cellulosic ethanol would replace gasoline, reducing

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DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol and University of Tennessee/Genera Energy to Hold Grand Opening for Demonstration Plant in Vonore

On Friday, Jan. 29, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and University of Tennessee/Genera Energy LLC will hold a grand opening celebration for one of the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol demo plants, and the only one dedicated to converting both

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Solix Biofuels Signs Agreement With Los Alamos National Laboratory to Develop Algal Oil Extraction Process

Los Alamos National Laboratory has teamed with Solix Biofuels, Inc. to use an award-winning LANL sound-wave technology to optimize production of algae-based fuel in a cost-effective, scalable, and environmentally benign fashion. Acoustic focusing—the novel use of sound waves at the heart

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Cavitation Technologies, Inc., Is Unveiling Renewable Fuel Technology for Algae Oil

Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTI) is pleased to announce filing a Nonprovisional Utility Patent Application titled "Method for Processing an Algae to Produce Algal Oil and By-Products" CTI successfully completed development and testing of its Algae reactor. This technology is able

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Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $80 Million Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the investment of nearly $80 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for advanced biofuels research and fueling infrastructure that will help support the development of a clean sustainable transportation

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California Governor Launches Cobalt Technologies Low Carbon Fuel Plant

Cobalt Technologies, the leader in commercializing biobutanol as a renewable fuel and chemical, today formally launched its first facility. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Silicon Valley cleantech leaders were on hand, demonstrating the importance of clean technology to the state’s

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Novozymes Gets USD 28.4 Million Tax Credit to Advance Biofuels Production, Create Jobs

Novozymes, has received an Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit of USD 28.4 million from the Obama Administration for the construction of its new enzyme manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska. The facility, which will produce enzymes used to make advanced biofuels, will

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Memphis Bioworks Awarded $2.9 Million ARRA Department of Labor Grant for Green Jobs Training

Memphis Bioworks Foundation announced it has been awarded a $2.9 million Energy Training Partnership Grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Green Jobs Training Program. The two-year initiative will fund programs to train area workers for jobs in

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Tests See How Snowmobiles Run on High Ethanol Fuel

(Chicago Tribune, AP) Snowmobiles that don't start when it's cold aren't good for much.   That's why researchers at Michigan Technological University are trying to see how well snowmobiles can perform using fuel with higher levels of ethanol than those in

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Biofuels from Forest Residues and Wastes

by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Renewable  Energy World)  ...Integrated production of biomass-based products in large biorefineries creates cost advantages and competitiveness, and it is expected to be the most viable in the first stage, although small distributed biorefineries

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The “New Jatropha”: SG Biofuels Partners with Life Technologies to Accelerate New Cultivar Development by 60 Percent; Product Line This Year, Says CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, jatropha pioneer SG Biofuels announced a strategic alliance with Life Technologies Corporation, a provider of innovative life science solutions, to advance the development of Jatropha as a sustainable biofuel. The alliance brings together SG

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The Unintended Ripples from the Biomass Subsidy Program

by Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post)  It sounded like a good idea: Provide a little government money to convert wood shavings and plant waste into renewable energy. But as laudable as that goal sounds, it could end up causing more economic damage than

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Self-destructing Bacteria Improve Renewable Biofuel Production

by Joe Caspermeyer  (Renewable Energy World)  An Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing lower cost, renewable biofuels. The team has programmed a photosynthetic microbe to self-destruct, making the recovery of

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US Jet Fuel Biorefinery Projects Receive $100m

by Megan Kuhn (Flightglobal)  Four companies with biorefinery projects targeting alternative jet fuel production will receive grant money totalling up to $100 million from the US Energy Department. Honeywell subsidiary UOP, algae-based fuel developer Sapphire Energy, chemical producer Elevance Renewable Sciences

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National Algae Association's Barry Cohen Urges Algae Production Facility Now

by Barry Cohen (National Algae Association)  ...At the start of the oil industry, wildcatters at Spindletop took risk, worked with what they had, and developed what they needed in the field. Look at all the changes that have taken place in

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Saskatchewan Research Council to Test Biodiesel's Performance in Agriculture Equipment

The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) is leading a biodiesel pilot project to demonstrate how well the renewable fuel performs year-round in agriculture equipment. Supported under the National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative (NRDDI), the project will help SRC assess biodiesel's quality

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Baylor Professor Turning Cow Manure into Fuel-Grade Ethanol

J.B. Smith (Waco Tribune-Herald)   To critics who object to making ethanol fuel out of grain, Larry Lehr, of Waco, has an ecology-minded answer: Run it through a cow first. Lehr, who teaches environmental science at Baylor University, is planning to build

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Montana State University Receives $2 Million to Further Study Diesel-Producing South American Fungus

Montana State University professors are taking the next step in research that could make it possible to produce biofuel from wood chips using a fungus discovered in South America.   This fall, the university received a four-year, $2 million grant from

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FPInnovations and CRIBE Create a Cooperative Partnership to Develop the Forest Bio‐Economy in Ontario

... “The Government of Ontario has recognized the need to move the Province to the forefront of the commercialization of chemicals, fuels, fibres and energy that can be produced from forests,” added Lorne Morrow, Chief Executive Officer for CRIBE. “There

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U.S. Development Group Begins Operations at Southern California Ethanol Handling and Distribution Terminal

U.S. Development Group LLC (USDG), an industry leader in ethanol handling and distribution terminals, announced today that its West Colton Rail Terminal has begun to receive and offload ethanol railcars. The terminal, located in Rialto, Calif., is served by the

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Tapping Our Forests for Green Energy

(Property and Environment Research Center)  Federally owned forests in the United States are facing financial and ecological problems. At the same time, the public’s growing concern over environmental issues and future energy sources are pushing the promotion of renewable energy.

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Penn State Researcher Studying Ways to Handle Huge Quantities of Biomass

As scientists scramble to develop ways to generate enormous amounts of energy from cleaner-burning, renewable fuels to replace coal and oil, promising agricultural crops such as switchgrass have made headlines. But selecting the plants from which to make energy is

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Scientists' Breakthrough in Production of Biofuels

(Science Daily)  A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed an innovative device which will make the production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient. The research team has adapted a unique bioreactor for use in the production of

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India Emerges as a Global Auto Hub, Welcomes New Biofuel Mandate, Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Targets

Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest)  The global auto industry converged on Deli this week for what is now the world’s second largest auto show.  ...With so many imported cars now in the country, consumers demanding cleaner and more fuel efficient cars,

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Qatar National Entities And Airbus Announce Major Environmental Initiative

Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced today that they will jointly carry out engineering, economic analysis and move into the development of sustainable bio jet fuel that will also look into ways for

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EVARCO Launches First Alternative Fuel Car Dealership in Texas

(Aftermarket Business)  ... EVCARCO is an American automotive dealership offering the latest in alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) as part of a multi tiered national strategy. The corporation will launch its first dealership in Fort Worth, Texas due to the regional

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Biomass Fuel Starts to See the Light

Robert F. Service (Science)  Even with a major push, commercial plants capable of turning CO2 or water into liquid fuels are still likely to be 2 decades away. A simpler version of the technology, however, already appears headed to market.

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Developing the Feedstock for Biofuels Supply

by Bill Belden (Prairie Lands Bio-Products, Inc.) This presentation at the 4th Cellulosic Ethanol Summit describes developing a sustainable “fuel,” i.e., “feedstock” supply for biofuels and biomass-to-energy projects.   Prairie Lands Bio-Products, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a current membership of

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International Organization for Standardization to Develop Bioenegy Sustainability Standards

ISO will develop an International Standard to address sustainability issues linked to bioenergy. The standard will be produced by a new ISO project committee, ISO/PC 248, Sustainability criteria for bioenergy. ISO/PC 248 will bring together international expertise and state-of-the-art best practice

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

by Tom Doggett  (Reuters)   The agency already said it was waiting until this summer, so it can review test data on how a higher ethanol-gasoline ratio would affect engines.   ... Initial tests showed vehicles built after 2001 would likely be

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

Syntec Biofuel Inc., is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint development program with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks for converting a wide variety of

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... The search for cheap sugars ... affects almost every company working on the ethanol platform (really, everyone there except the gasification technologies such as Coskata). It also impacts those like LS9, Amyris and Virent that use

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

(Agweek)  A study has been ordered into the environmental and health effects of producing ethanol and biodiesel.   A government contract document says “there is now evidence of implications to the environment from biofuels-based ethanol production facilities.”   The study comes after

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Firm Plans N300bn Investment in Bio-Kerosene Production

by Emeka Ezekiel (The Punch)  Cassava Agro Industries Services Limited has concluded plans to invest N300bn in the development of a new technology that will produce kerosene for domestic use from local cassava.  Chairman of Pan African Cassava Initiative and

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

(China Knowledge)  China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp or COFCO Group, China's largest food processing, manufacturer and trader, put China's first non-grain ethanol project into operation in Beihai, Guangxi Province at the end of last year, sources reported. Ethanol

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, a report from the Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy concluded that “based on the latest available US GAO data, which is for the year 2008, the US government spent $4 billion

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Fundamentals of a Sustainable US Biofuels Policy

Pedro Alvarez, et al.  (James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy)  The United States is investing billions of dollars each year in subsidies and tax breaks to domestic ethanol producers in the hope that biofuels will become a major

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US Environmental Protection Agency Interactive Map Updated

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites initiative Web site has been updated. Some of the highlights of the updated Web site are below.    The Google Earth interactive mapping tool,

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NC Solicits Grant Proposals for Bioenergy Projects

by Kris Bevill (Biomass Magazine)  The North Carolina Board of Science & Technology is currently accepting proposals for the state’s 2009-’10 Green Business Fund grant program. The fund, developed to promote environmentally friendly economic growth in North Carolina, will award

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The Energetics of Ethanol: An Introduction and Link to Studies

(New Rules Project)  Does it take more energy to make ethanol than is contained in ethanol?  That question continues to haunt the ethanol industry even after nearly 30 years of expanding production.  Over the years more than 20 scientific studies

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Tennessee Misses Biofuels Goal

by Michelle Kautz (DomesticFuel.com)  ... "The 20 percent reduction was a challenging goal,” said Alan Jones, manager of the environmental policy office at TDOT. The problem, he noted, is that there aren’t enough E85 and biodiesel stations to serve all

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

(Ford)  ... By 2013, 90 percent of Ford’s North American lineup will be available with EcoBoost engine technology, which is one of Ford’s key initiatives to deliver significant advancements in fuel economy without sacrificing the performance customers want. Ford engineers

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

by Manny (European Motor News)  Initial phase of Omnivore development achieves 10% improvement in fuel consumption compared to stratified direct injection engines, also with ultra low emissions. The research signals a potential paradigm shift with engine ‘upsizing’ for increased fuel

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Boosting Biofuels With Extra Chromosomes

by Michael Kanellos (GreenTechMedia)  By doubling the genetic material in an oil plant, Kaiima says it can make biodiesel more economical. It can also get around GMO regulations. Arguably, it's a GMO without GMOs.  Kaiima, based in Israel, says it has

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

(GreenCarCongress) BP and DuPont have formed Kingston Research Ltd, which will focus on the commercialization of advanced biofuel technology—specifically biobutanol—at a £25-million (US$41-million) purpose-built development and demonstration facility at BP’s Saltend site, near Hull. Kingston Research will construct a facility to

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Canadian Support for Biofuels Tops 80 Percent

by Susanne Retka Schill (Biodiesel Magazine)  Canadian support for biofuels is quite strong according to a study released at the opening of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit held Dec. 1 and 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ontario-based Praxicus Public Strategies

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Switchgrass Produces Biomass Efficiently

by F. M. Epplin (Renewable Energy World and Oklahoma State University)   USDOE and USDA study concluded that 50 million U.S. acres of cropland, idle cropland and cropland pasture could be converted from current uses to the production of perennial grasses,

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A Brand New Renewable Engine Fuel

Swedish SunPine is aiming to be the first company worldwide producing biodiesel from tall oil. At the plant site of SunPine, in Piteå harbor in northern Sweden, the building activity is intense. ... “The tall oil diesel is unique in that

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Paying More for Flights Eases Guilt, Not Emissions

by Elizabeth Rosenthal (New York Times)  In 2002 Responsible Travel became one of the first travel companies to offer customers the option of buying so-called carbon offsets to counter the planet-warming emissions generated by their airline flights.  But last month

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US Department of Energy Biomass Program Status Report

Neil Rossmeissl (Department of Energy, Office of Biomass Program)  Presentation includes Biomass Program goals and objectives; charts of biomass pathways to biofuels, biochemicals, other biomass-based products; description of grant-making metholology; charts of biomass conversion techniques; chart of key strategic relationships

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

by  Ben Lefebvre and William Lemos (ICIS.com)  US ethanol and biodiesel players have put a disastrous 2009 behind them, but many are wondering if they can survive 2010 without major government support.   Biofuels producers are awaiting the roll-out of the updated

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

by Nicholas Elledge (Council on Hemispheric Affairs)  ... (W)ould Cuba benefit from, and does it possess the technological and infrastructural means and political will to expand and modernize its sugar and sugarcane ethanol industries to take advantage of the unique

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

Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest) Like Old Saint Nick, the new incarnation of India’s 20% biofuels mandate arrived in Delhi on Christmas Eve, bringing tidings of great joy to those inside and many outside the industry, including the announcement of a national

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British Columbia: Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation

The December 2008 British Columbia Renewable Fuel Requirements Regulation established a five per cent provincial annual average renewable fuel requirement for 2010. The new Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements regulation amends the 2008 regulation to include new requirements to

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Engineered Tobacco Plants Have More Potential as a Biofuel

Researchers from the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson Universityin Philadelphia  have identified a way to increase the oil in tobacco plant leaves, which may be the next step in using the plants for biofuel. Their paper was published online

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

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Although it was only a few years ago that NASCAR stopped using leaded fuel in its cars, change is again in the air.  With hot racers like Danica Patrick, Milka Duno and Leilani Munter

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Cob Harvest Makes Strides

by Jeanne Bernick (Farm Journal)  ... “The equipment companies have stepped up to the plate,” says Weishaar, vice president of commercial development for Poet, the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol producer. Poet recently hosted a biomass harvest field day at the

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

by Tim Sklar (Biomass Digest)   ...Woody biomass is ideally suited not only to the manufacture of 2nd generation liquid biofuels. Woody biomass is even better suited to producing TW. When woody biomass undergoes torrefaction all of the components are used,

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

Governors of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states today took the next step toward developing a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding that commits their states to continued participation in a regional effort to reduce greenhouse gas

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

by Alexis Madrigal (Wired Science)  For nearly 20 years, a government laboratory built a living, respiring library of carefully collected organisms in search of something that could grow quickly while producing something precious: oil. But now that collection has largely been

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Scientists Look to Soil Bacteria to Help Biofuels

by Tony Henderson (The Journal)  Scientists in the North East are to enlist soil bacteria to help produce the biofuels of the future.  … It is a problem facing scientists around the world and Prof Black and his team are

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China's Low Tariff Opens Door for Ethanol Imports

(Reuters) China has agreed to lower the tariff on imports of ethanol to 5 percent from the previous 30 percent, which traders said could open the door for imports of fuel ethanol from countries like Brazil. …Brazil, the world's largest ethanol exporter,

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Scum of Earth Will save Us before ETS Does

by Mark Coulton (The Australian)  ... Carbon neutrality may be achievable without resorting to a hefty new tax if the government employed a skerrick of the initiative and ingenuity shown by the team at Townsville's James Cook University.  ... This

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

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Q: Why is there a tariff on Brazilian ethanol? A. Under WTO rules the corn ethanol subsidy of 45 cents per gallon has to be made available to domestic and foreign ethanol. The tariff is designed

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

by Alexis Madrigal (Wired Science)   For nearly 20 years, a government laboratory built a living, respiring library of carefully collected organisms in search of something that could grow quickly while producing something precious: oil. But now that collection has largely been

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

 A new study by Douglas Bradley, Luc Pelkmans and Dieter Cupyers examines the potential supply and demand of 2nd generation biofuels up until 2030, and discusses various impacts on biofuel trade, ranging from cost advantages over shipping capacities and routes

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Future Biofuels

by Herman Trabish (New Energy News and REnewable Energy.com)  ... Despite enormous amounts of money poured into research and development, a way to economically produce second-generation (non-crop) biofuels at commercial scale has eluded the most ambitiously dedicated lab scientists and the

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GE, Embraer, Others Studying Sugarcane-Based Jet Fuel

Embraer, General Electric, and Amyris announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate thetechnical and sustainability aspects of Amyris’ No Compromise® renewable jet fuel. The initiative can culminate in a demo flight, by early 2012, of an Embraer E-Jet

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

by Jim  Motavalli (New York Times) Calling for what amounts to a Marshall Plan to start manufacturing plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars, a group of executives from the auto and utility industries, and prospective plug-in fleet buyers laid out a strategy

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The Hidden Cost of Electric Vehicles

(Environmental Leader)  Although electric vehicles show higher non-climate damages than many other technologies, they will not be significantly cleaner than cars powered by fossil fuels until they rely less on electricity produced from coal-fired power plants, according to new research

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Washington DC Auto Show Includes Biofuels Section

America’s greenest “tier-one” auto show just got greener. The Washington Auto Show®, which houses more green cars than any major U.S. auto show, is redoubling its efforts in 2010 with a 65,000-square foot display known as the “Advanced Technology SuperHighway.” “We

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

Consistentwith other examples of questions raised about the qualifications of reviewers and quality of reviews, Idaho Sustainable Energy details in a letter to supporters their experience with the DOE Intergrated Biorefinery Operations process. Of particular interest are suggestions that a 78%

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EU Green Protectionism = Economic Madness

by Carpe Diem  (benzinga.com)   Some excerpts from the new study "Green Protectionism in the European Union: How Europe’s Biofuels Policy and the Renewable Energy Directive Violate WTO Commitments" from the European Center for International Political Economy:   Biofuels production in Europe is

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Biorefinery Demonstration Plant Planned for Upson County, Georgia

Governor Sonny Perdue announced that Thomaston in Upson County will be home to a new biorefinery demonstration plant, the result of a partnership between Diamond Alternative Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, and American Process, Inc. (API). The

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Ethanol Groups Sue California Over Low-Carbon Rule

by Stephen Power  (Wall Street Journal)  Two groups representing ethanol producers asked a federal court on Thursday to strike down a California rule that calls for a reduction in the carbon content of fuels sold in that state, saying the

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Cellulosic-Ethanol Mandate Faces Snags

by Naureen S. Malik (Wall Street Journal)  Cellulosic-ethanol production, a cornerstone of the U.S. government's plan to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, is earmarked to overtake corn ethanol over the next decade. But the industry's expected takeoff could be delayed by a year. Several potholes

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

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fuels from Sunlight Hub is Issued.  U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu outlined the Department’s plans to invest up to $366 million to establish and operate three new Energy Innovation Hubs focused on accelerating research

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Major Report Released at “Bioenergy Australia 2009”

(EnvironmentalExpert.com)  Australia’s bioenergy industry – which uses biomass for heat, power (bioelectricity) and liquid fuels (biofuels) – is relatively small. However, in the future it has very significant growth potential, driven by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and

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Gascoyne Biofuel Project Could Help Miners

(ABC Rural) Western Australia's mining sector could be one of the first to reap the benefits of a biofuels trial in the state's north-west.   The Gascoyne Research Station is halfway through a project to test the Moringa tree, which is

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Clean Algae Biofuel Project Leads World in Productivity

Australian scientists are achieving the world's best production rates of oil from algae grown in open saline ponds, taking them a step closer to creating commercial quantities of clean biofuel for the future. A joint $3.3 million project led by Murdoch

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Algae a Source of Biofuel

by Greg Kelton (Adelaide Now)  THE U.S. parent company of uranium producer Heathgate Resources has held talks with the State Government over developing a renewable energy fuel in South Australia - from algae.   Premier Mike Rann met for an hour yesterday

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

by Simon Grose  (TCE Today)  Algae, wood and sugarcane shared the honours in the bidding for funding through the Australian government’s Second generation Biofuels research and development program.  Announcing matching grants totaling A$14.4m ($12.1m) across seven projects, resource minister Martin Ferguson

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The Wonders Down Under: Special Report on Australia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A progressive culture, declining fossil fuel reserves, an emissions challenge, considerable sugarcane resources, native feedstocks such as moringa and the Australian Beauty Tree, a nexus of research into cellulosic bioprocessing, algae and jatropha. Plus, healthy

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Jamaica Seeking to Boost Ethanol Production for Export under CBI

(Caribbean Daily News) The Jamaica government says it will continue to develop the biofuels industry so as to boost exports under the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and the US Virgin Islands are

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

Cereplast, Inc., a leading manufacturer of proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics, announced today that it expects the U.S. bio-plastics market to top $10 billion in sales by 2020. As of 2007, the U.S. bio-plastics market accounted for approximately $1 billion in

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Cyanobacteria: The New Biofuels Platform?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... 2009 has taught us that the excess of emissions in the skies and shortage of land on the ground may well be solved underwater, through microcrops: algaes. diatoms, cyanobacteria and microscopic flowering plants like

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Environmental and Regulatory Sustainability of Genetically Engineered Bioenergy Feedstocks: Switchgrass

by C. Neal Stewart, Jr. (Sun Grant Initiative)  This presentation reviews the benefits and challenges of using switchgrass as a biofuels feedstock.  It includes good graphs of cell wall structures, maps of biomass crop potential in the US and discussions

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Ethanol from Cellulose Faster

by J.W. Walkinshaw and S.E. Poniatowski (University of Massachusetts and Terrasonics)  This presentation illustrates the usual process of breaking cellulose into sugars for ethanol fermentation by using an enzymatic process and, then illustrates the results of speeding up that process by using

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Fast Pyrolysis and Bio-Oil Upgrading

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

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State of the Argentine Biodiesel Industry

(Camara Argentina de Energias Renovables/CADER)     · In the last few months the Argentine biodiesel industry has stabilized output, if not profitability, and in August 2009 produced some 109,000 tons after a very good July;     · In the last few months

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Biofuels and Indirect Land Use Change Effects: the Debate Continues

by John A. Mathews and Hao Tan, (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) While debate on biofuels and bioenergy generally has sparked controversy over claimed greenhouse gas emissions benefits available with a switch to biomass, these claims have generally not taken into account

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

by Vadim Bespertov, et al.  This document is the production of a team of aviation and aerospace industry experts who have joined efforts and know-how for a 4 month strategic planning & research exercise as a part of the HEC

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Annual Energy Outlook 2010 Reference Case

by Richard Newell (SAIS for the US Energy Information Administration)  The EIA's annual energy outlook.  Charts, graphs depicting current status and projections of energy use. Included are: “Biofuels meet most of the growth in liquid fuels supply” “Biofuels grow, but fall short of

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

To encourage suppliers to source sustainable biofuels, the RFA requires fuel suppliers claiming Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates to submit monthly reports on the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) saving and the sustainability of the biofuels they supply. Reporting is also seen by

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

Elizabeth Doris, et al. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)   As U.S. states increasingly focus on developing renewable energy resources, there is a need to track the progress of development, as well as the policies and support mechanisms being implemented to encourage

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An Integrated Strategy to Understand and Overcome Biomass Recalcitrance

Martin Keller, Ph.D. (BioEnergy Science Center) Presentation details biomass recalcitrance and various methods being researched to break down cellulose, hemicellulose, pectins, lignins into sugars as an intermediary step to ethanol production or to serve as "green crude."  READ MORE

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Algae as a Biodiesel Feedstock: A Feasibility Assessment

by Ron Putt (Auburn University)  Alabama has an immediate opportunity to lead the nation in becoming self sufficient with respect to liquid fuels for transportation. Mass cultivation of micro-algae in the state, using less than 3% of our land area,

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Growth Stage Financing for an Algae Company

by Todd A. Taylor (Fredrikson & Byron)  From his presentation at the Algae Biomass Summit in October 2009, Todd Taylor outlines the process, challenges and expectations of finding funding for any new technology/advanced biofuels company.  READ MORE

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Federal Policy Opportunities for the Algae Biofuel Industry in 2010

by Curt Rich (VanNess Feldman)  Presentation from the Algae Biomass Summit, October 2009 reviews federal grant and loan programs, climate change legislative proposals from an algal biofuels perspective.  READ MORE

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NASA Uses Algae to Turn Sewage Into Fuel

by Jeremy Hsu (Space.com) NASA may concern itself largely with space exploration, but it also wants to keep Earth on a steady course in the face of rising energy costs and climate change. Now the U.S. space agency has thrown its

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The Ethics of Biofuels

by Joseph Milton  (Financial Times)  ... The prospect of a second generation of biofuels, derived from waste materials rather than food crops or palm oil, has recently been raised. It is this new generation which the consultation by the Nuffield

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Biofuels, Land Access and Rural Livelihoods in Tanzania

by Emmanuel Sulle and Fred Nelson  (Tanzania Natural Resource Forum’s Forestry Working Group and the International Institute for Environment and Development)  In recent years, biofuels have rapidly emerged as a major issue for agricultural development, energy policy, and natural resource

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

Zenergy International, Inc.  intends to expand the current facility recently acquired from its current capacity of 5 Million Gallons Per Year to 10 Million Gallons Per Year, literally doubling the facility production capacity.  It’s anticipated that with a very cost

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

by Joshua F.  Berger Ethanol production has been widely perceived as a solution to the global energy crisis, with the added benefit of reinvigorating declining agricultural economies. Moves towards dedicating crop production to ethanol however have raised a number of concerns

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

Dynaflow, Inc.®, a leader in R&D services and products in fluid dynamics and applied sciences, today announced that it has been awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop and demonstrate a

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

On December 3rd 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced approval of the project proposal submitted by Pond Biofuels Inc. under the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP) on Clean Development and Climate program.  The approved project includes funding in support of its

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Bio-Ethers as Transportation Fuel: A Review

by Mritunjay Kumar Shukla†, Thallada Bhaskar, A.K. Jain, S.K. Singal, M.O. Garg (Indian Institute of Petroleum Dehradun)  A presentation that details the emissions, yields, costs and advantages of bio-based DME, compared to conventional diesel fuel, is here for free download,

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Canada’s GV Energy to Produce Little-Known Biodiesel

by Charlotte LoBuono (heatingoil.com)  A Canadian energy company has proposed building a biorefinery to produce dimethyl ether, or DME, the CBC reported Wednesday. In November, Calgary-based GV Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Terrance, British Columbia,

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Brazil Warns EU on Biofuel Sustainability

(EurActiv)  EU rules for calculating indirect land-use changes caused by biofuel production would not be legitimate without an internationally-accepted methodology, a group of developing countries has told the European Commission.  The warning was sent to Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on

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

Speedling Incorporated and Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. today announced a collaborative agreement to jointly research, develop, and commercialize a cost-effective propagation and production system for Mendel's advanced Miscanthus product candidates. Speedling will apply its proprietary propagation methods to optimize the production

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Company Wants to Turn Fat into Fuel at Iowa Plant

by Amy Lorentzen  (AP)  A central Iowa plant could soon begin producing jet fuel from poultry fat.  Bolingbrook, Ill.-based Elevance Renewable Sciences plans to build a $15 million plant in Newton, adding onto an existing biodiesel operation. The experimental operation plans

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest has prepared several maps which help to visualize the distribution in the US of advanced biofuels development. Maps include: 1. Locations of the companies in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy. Free download. 2. Locations

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Hemicellulase Production in Chrysosporium lucknowense C1

Sandra W.A. Hintz, et al. (Journal of Cereal Science)  Filamentous fungi are widely used for enzyme production for the biofuel industry. The ascomycetous fungus Chrysosporium lucknowense C1 was isolated as a natural producer of neutral cellulases. It is at present

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

by Nick Chamber (Gas2.0) Volkswagen has announced that the documentary “Racing Under Green”—detailing the trials and tribulations of the Jetta TDI Cup, the U.S.’ only professional green racing series—will premiere the week of January 18 on the various channels of Discovery

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

The Annual Energy Outlook 2010 (AEO2010) reference case released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents updated projections for U.S. energy consumption and production through 2035. "Our projections show that existing policies that stress energy efficiency and alternative fuels, together

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Renewable Fuels Association Claims Underwriters Laboratories Uses Inappropriate Testing Fuel

 From a letter to Underwriters Laboratories from Renewable Fuels Association:  I am writing to express the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) position that Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has selected an inappropriate test fuel to emulate fuel grade ethanol in its Subject

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Stanford Researchers: Ethanol Results in Higher Ozone Concentrations than Gasoline

by Louis Bergeron (Stanford University)   Ethanol -- often promoted as a clean-burning, renewable fuel that could help wean the nation from oil -- would likely worsen health problems caused by ozone, compared with gasoline, especially in winter, according to a

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

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $25 million loan to support an innovative private biofuels project currently being developed in the department of Piura, Peru. An initiative of Maple Energy Plc, an energy company that has focused solely on Peru

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ENVIROTEK's "Extreme Bio-Diesel" Division Completes Phase I of Bio-Diesel Refinery Expansion

ENVIROTEK announced the company's Corona, California-based Extreme Bio-Diesel (EBD) division has successfully completed the first phase of its refinery expansion and is in full production of Bio-Diesel fuel, ahead of the projected January 2010 schedule. ENVIROTEK President, Robert Thompson, announced the facility

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Valero Renewables to Purchase Three Ethanol Plants

Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation , announced today that it has signed an agreement with ASA Ethanol Holdings, LLC to buy two ethanol plants that had been previously owned by VeraSun Energy

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

The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that a core group of airlines has signed groundbreaking memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with two different producers – AltAir Fuels LLC and

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Audi Exec: Obama's Love for Electric Vehicles Premature

by David Shepardson (Detroit News)  Audi's top U.S. executive said here Monday that political leaders have "fallen in love" with electric vehicles even though widespread use may be two decades away.   At a speech at the National Press Club, Audi

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International Technology Action Plan on Bioenergy Released

Bioenergy includes any kind of chemical energy accumulated through photosynthetic processes in organic plant matter (i.e., biomass). Example sources of bioenergy include dedicated energy crops (short rotation wood, perennial grasses), agricultural and forestry products and wastes, biogas resulting from the

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US Dept. of Energy Secretary Chu Announces Climate REDI

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the launch of a new initiative to promote clean energy technologies in developing countries.  Secretary Chu also welcomed progress under the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) and invited his counterparts in MEF

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

North Carolina's traditional tobacco farms are switching to other crops, so the state’s Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, has initiated a program to educate farmers on the ins-and-outs of biodiesel manufacturing, anticipating producers will be growing more oilseeds in the

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The Who, What and When of Cellulosic Ethanol Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels Digest provides a summary of various cellulosic ethanol production technologies; and who is using them where.  ---... Companies that have been in the R&D phases for years — if not decades — are emerging

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

(Los Angeles Times)  The 2010 Audi A3 TDI was named Green Car of the Year at the L.A. Auto Show today, giving the Germans and clean diesel technology back-to-back wins. The four-door hatchback, which has a base sticker price of $29,950,

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “What you win is the right to negotiate,” chuckles Jim Imbler, CEO of ZeaChem, reflecting on the company’s recent success in winning one of the DOE’s recently announced 19 awards for integrated bioenergy pilot and demonstration

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

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has selected INEOS Bio and its partner, New Planet Energy, for a $50 million dollar grant for its advanced bioenergy facility in Indian River County, Florida. The grant was announced jointly by DOE Secretary

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

by Yong Jiang  and Scott M. Swinton  (International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology)  Advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol are of great interest in the USA. With agriculture being the major source of feedstock for advanced biofuels, how farmers would

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

by Yan Ma, et al.  (International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology)  Sustained growth in agricultural productivity has become an ideal model and a political goal of agricultural development in China. Local participation is essential for the implementation of

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Groundbreaking Cellulosic Biofuel Technology Moves Toward Commercialization

(Biomass Magazine)  The Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation and Whole Energy Fuels Corp., headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., are poised to commercialize a novel and groundbreaking cellulosic biofuel technology developed at the EERC at the University of North Dakota. Whole

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California Company Sees Potential in Its Miscanthus Trials

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California-based Mendel Biotechnology Inc. has more than 2,000 varieties of miscanthus under development on several different plots and hopes to have significant plantings for biomass power generation in the next two to four years. Fifteen

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Bayer and Dow Sign Worldwide Biodiesel Technology Licensing Agreement

(Biodiesel Digest)  Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), and Bayer Technology Services GmbH (BTS), announced a licensing agreement for the worldwide marketing of the registered BayFAME technology, a continuous process developed by

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New Mexico Leaders Announce Strategic Initiative to Develop Sustainable Biofuels Industry

Gov. Bill Richardson and the New Mexico congressional delegation today launched an initiative to develop a statewide strategic plan to make New Mexico a national leader in the emerging biofuels industry. “Clean, sustainable domestic sources of energy are the solution to

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Study: Global Biofuels Reduce GHGs by 123.5 Million Tonnes

Just in time for the critical climate talks now underway in Copenhagen, new data once again confirms the significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from global biofuels production. Prepared by (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., an internationally recognized energy and environmental consulting firm, the

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

Mission NewEnergy Limited (“Mission”) a biodiesel refiner and one of the world’s largest Jatropha plantation companies by acreage announced that it has entered into a binding five-year biodiesel Supply Agreement with Valero Marketing and Supply Company, a subsidiary of Valero

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Pawlenty Touts Ethanol on Trade Mission to South America

by Jon Vomhof (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)  ... “Ethanol, I think, is going to be a global commodity in the not too distant future, and as that future unfolds, it’s in everyone’s best interest to have some common standards around

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