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ASU Teams Find New Ways to Harness CO2 to Reduce Biofuel Costs

(Arizona State University/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two Arizona State University

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Who’s Running Things? With Democrats Preparing to Run the House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With Democrats preparing to run the House, here’s how the committee leadership shuffle is expected to work out. — Energy and Commerce Committee: New Jersey

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Dems Ask Trump Administration to Honor Renewable Fuel Standard Commitments

(Office of Congressman Ruben Gallego D-AZ))… Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) led a letter signed by 17 of their colleagues to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Incentives Watch: Oregon’s Bovine Manure Tax Credit Isn’t the Only “Crappy” Credit That Exists

by Lauren Colandreo (Bloomberg) … Last fall, Oregon enacted the Bovine Manure Tax Credit, which offers bovine manure producers and collectors a tax credit for each wet ton of manure collected to

September 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advances in Renewable Butanol: What’s Speeding up, Where Are the Slow-Downs?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Portugal comes the news that SilicoLife was awarded with a SME instrument phase 1 grant for the commercial evaluation of its BUTANOVA technology, a new

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Boyle Selected for DOE Early Career Research Program

(Colorado School of Mines)  Nanette Boyle, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been awarded funding through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program.

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field,

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Student Videos on Green Chemistry

(Yale University)  Our Center hosted a student video competition at the 22nd Green Chemistry & Engineering conference in Portland, Oregon. The competition is part of the bigger Yale-UNIDO initiative, which aims

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

From Water to Hydrogen Biofuel – ASU Uses Light-Driven Energy Extraction

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Arizona Public Service Issues Call for Bioenergy Project Proposals

(Bioenergy Insight)  Arizona Public Service (APS) in the United States has issued a Forest Bioenergy Resources Request for Proposals (RFP). APS is seeking proposals for projects that utilise biomass feedstocks from

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Partnership between American Ethanol and Universal Technical Institute

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel,

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

DTI Seeks Technology Partners for Algae Extraction

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has received a Phase II SBIR for the USDA NFIA to use pulsed electric field (PEF) processing for algal extraction and predator control. Working

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Combined, guayule

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Natural Rubber: Viable Industrial BioEconomy Crop, It’s Going to Be Big

by Katrina Cornish and Corinne Young (re:chem/Bioemergent Materials, The Ohio State University/Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises)  Bioenergy/biofuel/platform chemical biomasses, whether grown (crops) or collected (forestry waste and municipal wastes of various kinds), still struggle with

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Dry Idea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioeconomy in Arid Regions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) is a multi-level research project that will cultivate two desert-dwelling crops, guayule and guar, for a sustainable bioeconomy. Scale up

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s Bioeconomy Feedstock Strategy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … You’d be forgiven if you mistook Ahb Subi Banr-Sbar for a well-placed official in the Iranian government — but, in fact, it’s a 9-project network to

November 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UA to Head New Center Focusing on Biofuels and Bioproducts

(University of Arizona News)  The goals of the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions Center will be to address the nation’s needs for biofuels and bioproducts, strengthen Arizona’s bioeconomy, and provide training

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

ASU, CSU, NREL Share in $3.5 Million Algae Project

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Colorado State University scientists and Arizona State University’s Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation are partners in a three-year grant of up to $3.5 million from

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Selected to Spearhead $3.5 Million DOE Project to Advance Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Kathy Cisar (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to lead a new project, for up

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $3.5 Million for the Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2) Additional Selection

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of one additional project, for up to $3.5 million, as part of the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s)

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UT Algae Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Toledo, Ohio, has certainly seen its share of unwanted algae over the past years. Now, a new research program is looking toward the potential of turning that

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Solving a Sweet Problem for Renewable Biofuels and Chemicals

(Phys.Org/Arizona State University)  Despite several major national research initiatives, no one has been able to come up with the breakthrough renewable biofuel technology that would lead to a cheaper alternative

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

From Sun to Pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Smoking Gun Found in Biofuels’ Billion Dollar Baby Brawl?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  But almost nothing about the Billion Dollar Baby Brawl has been standard fare as Aemetis, Edeniq, a string of investors and more lawyers than

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Student Scientist Uses Algae to Filter out Lead Contaminated Water

A senior at Tucson, Arizona’s Immaculate Heart High School, Amanda Minke’s goal is to find ways to create clean lead-free water for small rural communities around the world. For the

February 5, 2017 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Matchmaker: Finding The Perfect Algae for Renewable Energy

by Frances White (Renewable Energy World/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Malibu Sweet Sorghum and Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum Approved for Commercial Sale in South Africa

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today that the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has

December 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Enters On-Road Automobile Gasoline Market in Houston

(GEVO)  Expands on Previously Announced Partnership with Musket Corporation  —  Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that gasoline blended with its isobutanol and marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Tom Dempster Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Havasu Gas Station Introduces New Biofuel

by Brandon Messick (Today’s News-Herald)  A Lake Havasu City gas station may be the first in the nation to offer a new form of ethanol-free biofuel. Campbell Cove 1-Stop is

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

A Giant Crop-Scanner Is Turning Heads in Arizona

by Dennis O’Brien (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  With its 30-ton frame and 50-foot-high catwalk, the newest scanner for measuring crop plants in Maricopa, Arizona, can be seen

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment

(Sorghum Checkoff/Biomass Magazine)   The Sorghum Checkoff recently announced a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program field day at the University of

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Sorghum Checkoff Announces $500,000 Investment

by  Jennifer Blackburn (United Sorghum Checkoff Program/MyPlainView.com) The Sorghum Checkoff announced Thursday a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA) program field

June 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.  

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative technologies and solutions to advance bioenergy development. These projects, located

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Efficient Utilization of Volatile Waste Nutrients

by Everett Eustance, Joshua T. Wray, Shahrzad Badvipour and Milton R Sommerfeld (Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University/Algae Industry Magazine)  Algaculture, or algae farming, like any

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Science Teacher Plans First Coast-to-Coast Biofuel Flight

by Megan Elliott (Flying Magazine)  First transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel in a certified light aircraft. — High-school science teacher Ross McCurdy is planning the first transcontinental flight using aviation biofuel

March 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project

(Arizona Charter Academy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school

March 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fuel of the Future

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  UD scientist’s research shows promise in creating sustainable algae-based biofuels  —  At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Sups Seek to Clarify New Biofuel Plant Rules

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  New definitions and regulations for the construction of biofuel production plants were approved by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors Monday, but members asked for

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Collaborates with SFCC on DOE Grant

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he Algae Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about algae, its biology, ecology, cultivation and commercial potential, has been awarded a three-year grant from

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to honor Algae Ambassadors that are great scientists and industry leaders.

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Delaware Researchers Develop Algae Biofuels

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware/Biomass Magazine)   … At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Immersive Algae Education Programs Growing in Popularity

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students of algal research, including it’s various applications and business models, have increasing opportunities to get quickly up to speed in many aspects of the rapidly developing,

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.  —  … It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma is prompting the county to consider amending its zoning ordinance

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

The Key to Water Security Could Be Lurking in a New Mexico Sewage Farm

by Mark Harris (The Guardian)  In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy  … “Galdieria sulphuraria is one of the most

September 24, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Funds 2 Algae Biomass Projects under Carbon Capture Program

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Photobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. … Whether through open ponds, raceways or closed photobioreactors

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture–ARPA-E Grants

TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects uniquely integrate agriculture, information technology,

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Danforth Plant Science Center Receives $8M for Big Data Research Program to Advance Development of Key Bioenergy Crop

(Danforth Plant Science Center)  Understanding key phenotype-to-genotype associations will enhance efforts to bring products to market  —  The Donald Danforth

June 25, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

ARPA-E Awards $30M in High-Risk, High-Reward Moonshot Program to Transform Energy Crops

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Six projects land major multi-year awards for Project TERRA, Tramsportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Local Elementary, High School Students Exhibit Algae Projects at Arizona State University

(Arizona State University)  Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus hosted the Night of the Open Door on Feb. 20, an occasion

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubber Security

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though we usually think of diversifying away from petroleum via the fuels for our cars

March 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Revolutionary Road (Materials)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The cost of replacing crumbling roads will tumble, with the introduction of an Arizona Chemical

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Reimagine Phoenix: Transforming Trash into Resources–RFP–Deadline April 14, 2015

(City of Phoenix)  The city of Phoenix is issuing a Call for Innovators (CFI) and a Request for Proposals (RFP)

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Green Expectations

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A Florida algae-to-ethanol operation is poised to go commercial scale with a project colocated with

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Industry Criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS Bill

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the Corn

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate

(Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA))  U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to repeal a law that

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Tough Characters: Looking for Biofuel Plants that Can Survive Drought and Other Harsh Conditions

by Chris Woolston (Bioenergy Connection)  With its crown of pink blossoms, the humble seashore mallow may look unassuming, even delicate.

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they

February 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Message to the Masses

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The biofuels mobile education center is a 45-foot long trailer filled with interactive touch

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae

October 2, 2014 Read Full Article

ABB, Renewable Algal Energy Collaborate to Commercialize Algae Production for Renewable Fuels, Nutraceuticals

(ABB, Renewable Algal Energy)  ABB technology for control and efficiency of algae harvesting and conversion process; algae used for nutritional

August 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Spinach Could Lead to Alternative Energy More Powerful than Popeye

by Elizabeth Gardner (Purdue University)  … Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved

July 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Heliae Expands Global Footprint With First Joint Venture in Japan

(Heliae/MarketWired/Digital Journal)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced a partnership with Japan-based Sincere

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

US Navy Supports ASU's Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

by Sarah Mason  (Arizon State University Light Works)  The similarities between the U.S. Navy and civilian cities and industry may not

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Schott, Heliae, Arizona State University Partner to Showcase Algae Technology

(Heliae/Biodiesel Magazine) Schott North America, Heliae and Arizona State University announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Firefighters Turned Chemists: Rio Rico Fire Leading Charge on Biodiese

by Rikki Mitchell (KGUN 9 News)  … “There’s a lot of technical processes to go through and there’s a few of us

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Students and Companies Worldwide Invited to Join Open-Source Embry-Riddle Project to Develop Renewable Jet Fuel

(GreenAirOnline)  Senior students at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Prescott, Arizona are taking part in an open-source project to

February 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Yulex Corporation Opens Guayule Seed & Genetics Center

(Yulex/Reuters)  Yulex Corporation, an agricultural biomaterials company, today announced the opening of a Seed & Genetics Center focused on plant

January 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Gilbert Company Grows Algae with Hope of Profiting from Its Many Uses

by Ryan Randazzo  (The Republic/AZCentral.com)  Inside a greenhouse operated by Heliae Development, paddle wheels tranquilly push along green-tinted water in

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Groundbreaking Algae Research Continues at Pecos: AgriLife Research Shares $8 Million Grant

by Steve Byrns (AgriLife Today)  Pecos is usually egg-frying hot, bone dry and much of the groundwater is brackish, but Texas

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

‘Operation Free’ on Renewable Energy

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability recently hosted guest speaker and Operation Free representative Lt. Gen Norman Seip (USAF, ret)

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Congressional Algae Caucus Launched!

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Reps. Scott Peters and Matt Salmon as New Chairs of the Congressional Algae

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Industrial Biobased Ventures Raise $364M in Q3 2013; 5-Minute Guide to the Bioinvesting Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobased investing continues surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

DOE Awards University of Arizona-Led Team $8M for Biofuel

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Arizona (UA) is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, or RAFT,

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Algenol: Renewable Fuel at 75 Cents below Current Market, as Soon as 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Florida, Algenol CEO Paul Woods announced at the Algae Biomass Summit that the company

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Heliae Starts Up Next-Generation Commercial Algae Facility

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae, a leader in the development of advanced algae production technologies, today announced that it has begun

October 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Running Late, 4FRI Plan Gets New Steward

by Raquel Hendrickson (Bugle/Verde Independent)  … The unprecedented project intends to treat and restore ponderosa pine forests in the Coconino, Kaibab,

September 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Illustrated–ABO’s New Industry Project Book

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The algae industry is moving faster than many people suspect. To help demonstrate how far along so

August 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Fast Swimmers: 10 Algae Technologies, Where Are They in the Race for the Summit?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Summer of Algae has passed, but dozens of companies have remained hot in pursuit

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Zero Mix Thirty: Heliae Debuts Volaris, for Algae at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heliae emerges from stealth with Volaris — its next-gen algae platform — “This technology will

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

National Algae Testbed Kicks off at Arizona State University

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan to Blend Biodiesel in Las Vegas, Phoenix in Early Q2

by Beth Evans (Platts)  Kinder Morgan expects to begin biodiesel blending at its terminals in Las Vegas and Phoenix “in

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Industry Reacts to RFS Reform Act Introduced in House

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry reacted swiftly to the so-called RFS Reform Act, legislation introduced April

April 11, 2013 Read Full Article

A Crash of Algae, Bioterrorism and the Future of Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You’ve probably seen it, in some way, for years — a local pond seems suddenly

April 9, 2013 Read Full Article

As Brazil Ramps up Sugarcane Production, Georgescu and Colleagues Foresee Regional Climate Effects

by Skip Derra (Arizona State University)  Conversion of large swaths of Brazilian land for sugar plantations will help the country meet

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

After the Election: Biofuels and the Next Four Years

by Brent Erickson (BIO/Biofuels Digest)  For the advanced biofuels industry, the 2012 election turned on Senate races. …The Senate Environment

November 8, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: Heliae’s Dan Simon

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Heliae is the 9th startup for CEO Dan Simon, and the company is finally

October 30, 2012 Read Full Article

A.I.M. Interview: ASU’s Dr. Milton Sommerfeld

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  Big algae news in the state of Arizona is the $15 million award by

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Research Project Aims To Study Sustainable Development

by Nino Marchetti (EarthTechling)  One of the major issues facing those growing biofuel crops are finding suitable locations where they can be

October 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Arizona State University Lands $15M DOE Grant for Algae Test Bed Project

by Patrick O’Grady  (Phoenix Business Journal)  Arizona State University will lead a consortium of public and private groups on a $15

September 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects A California company has come up with

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Myth Busting – Republicans and Algae

by Mary Rosenthal (Algal Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …When you get past the heated rhetoric of a presidential campaign and the

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Congressman Introduces Phantom Fuel Reform Act

(CSP Daily News)  Would eliminate EPA mandates for use of biofuels that do not yet exist Representative Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

July 3, 2012 Read Full Article

OriginOil and Algasol Renewables to Develop an Integrated Algae Growth and Harvesting System

(Origin Oil)  Algasol, collaborating with NASA and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, will bundle its offering with OriginOil’s Algae Appliance™ OriginOil,

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Algae Heads for Asia: Indonesia Food Giant Invests in Heliae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Arizona, Heliae announced a capital raise of  $15 million in funding from international conglomerate

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blends Overtaking Gasoline Supply Chain

(OPISNet.com)  It’s been a long time coming, but ethanol now dominates the U.S. gasoline blending landscape. The number of wholesale

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Facility’s Expansion Puts AZ at Top of Algae Research

by Connor Radnovich (Cronkite News Service/Tucson Sentinel)   State’s sunshine aids in growth of biofuel source A five–fold expansion of the algae

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

REV Biodiesel Concludes Used Fryer Oil Drive from Holiday Months

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Gilbert, Ariz.-based biodiesel producer REV Biodiesel generated more than 10,800 pounds (more than 1,000 gallons)

February 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Bills Aim to Help Establish Arizona as Algae-Farming Center

by Jessica Testa (Cronkite News)   Anticipating a day when Arizona becomes a leader in producing algae for biofuel, a

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Cal-Bay International Negotiating Assemblage of 400 Acre Land Parcels for Renewable Clean Energy Forest Division

(Cal-Bay International/MarketWire)  Cal-Bay International, Inc.,  announced the company is negotiating a land acquisition deal for its renewable forest division for the

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Hitting a New Stride: The Biorefining Sector Is Poised for Commercial Scale-Up as Funding Strategies Mature and Production Capacity Grows

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  The biorefining sector reached an important new milestone this year with at least five companies

December 10, 2011 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Heliae CEO Dan Simon

by David Schwartz   (Algae Industry Magazine)  …“Our goal is to be a world leader in algae technology solutions. Together

December 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Sloud, Inc. Acquires SouthWest BioFuels

(PRNewsWire)  Sloud, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired SouthWest BioFuels, Inc., a Tucson Arizona based, development stage company focused on the

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Crop of the Week: Sugar Cane

by Kurt Nolte(Yuma Sun/Yuma County Cooperative Extension)  • Sugar cane is an exploratory crop in Yuma County and, like sweet

November 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Area Employment: CAC Offering Free Job Training for Renewable Energy Fields

by Susan Randall (Maricopa Monitor)  Central Arizona College’s renewable energy technology program hopes to put 400 people to work —

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Arizona Researchers Fine-Tune Crops for Biofuels

By Paul M. Ingram (Wick Communications Science/Green Valley News and Sun)   …Under ideal conditions, half the weight of the

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Farming for Energy Starts to Gain Ground

by Sonya Kolesnikov-Jessop  (New York Times)  Pahang State in central Malaysia is about to becomehome to the world’s largest commercial

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Heliae and SkyNRG Sign MOU to Bring Algae-Based Jet Fuel to Market

(Enhanced Online News)  Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding to produce algae-based jet

October 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Pinal Energy Explores Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Production

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pinal Energy LLC has constructed a pilot plant next to its 50 MMgy corn/milo

October 5, 2011 Read Full Article

The A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)   Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Heliae and Azmark to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuels

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Heliae Development, LLC, an Arizona-based algae technology company, and Azmark Aero Systems, an Arizona-based designer and

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Green and Lean: Secreting Bacteria Eliminate Cost Barriers for Renewable Biofuel Production

(Physorg.com)  A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to

May 27, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Arizona Researches Algae Growth Optimization

by Shelley Littin  (Algae Industry Magazine)  In a collaborative research effort between several departments, scientists and engineers at the University

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Intel CO2 & Algae Research Project: Zero Emissions Fab

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Intel’s Brad Biddle discusses what has been learned in the research project to determine if the carbon

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Heliae – Measuring Algae by the Barrel

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   …Heliae was formed about four years ago when the team met two professors at Arizona

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

How to Decrease Algae Culture “Crashes”

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Arizona State University through a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Scientists Aim to Improve Photosynthesis to Increase Food and Fuel Production

(University of Glasgow)   Scientists from the University of Glasgow are working with international colleagues on a £5.4m collaboration to improve

April 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Crops Could Lower Surface Temperatures, Stanford Researchers Say

(Stanford University News)  Concerns about the impact of corn ethanol on global warming have raised interest in more eco-friendly perennial

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Arizona State University's Dr. Qiang Hu

by David Schwartz   (Algae Industry Magazine)  …So we drive over to the Arizona State University Algae Farm, at the

March 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Arizona Would Be Perfect Place to Farm Algae for Biofuel, Experts Say

by Tara Alatorre   (Cronkite News)  …Bruce Rittman, director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Arizona State University’s

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Science Foundation Arizona and ASU Start Algae R&D Center

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) and Arizona State University (ASU) on have announced the creation of a world-class center

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Arizona Set to Become Center for Algae-Based, Biofuel Industry

by William Hermann (The Arizona Republic)  Arizonans have cleaned algae from cattle tanks, swimming pools and fish tanks for decades.

August 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Algae-Powered Vehicles within Five Years

Alan Fischer (University of Arizona and Western Farm Press)  University of Arizona (UA) researchers believe the microscopic organism algae will

February 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Self-Destructing Bacteria Improve Renewable Biofuel Production

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

December 8, 2009 Read Full Article

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