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‘Dirt Rich’ — The Importance of Biochar and Regenerative Systems for Soil Health

(Mercola) The creators of Dirt Rich are allowing for a full exclusive stream through October 12, 2018.  STORY AT-A-GLANCE An estimated 80 percent of soil carbon in heavily farmed areas has been lost

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Researchers: More Green Space, Less Biofuel

(Iran Daily)  … According to UPI, John M. DeCicco, a research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, and William H. Schlesinger, president emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Resilience through Regional Partnership: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) is a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia,

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

United States Biochar Initiative 2018 Conference: “The Carbon Link in Watershed Ecosystem Services” Stories from Stockholm to Virginia

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   My wife checked my fishing gear upon learning that I was attending the Biochar 2018 Conference in Wilmington, Delaware. Why? She thought I made

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Genomatica and the New Road to Bioeconomy Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … That’s real progress in sustainability, because carbon that is properly diverted to plastics (and away from single-use applications that have rightly fallen out of favor)

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Or Hinder? Federal Agencies At Odds Over Biofuels

by Madelyn Beck (Harvest Public Media/KUNC)  … That’s because for the last few years, the EPA and the Department of Energy have been at odds, with taxpayer money creating a new

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

NPPD Part of DOE Study to Develop Integrated CO2 Collection, Transportation, and Storage Infrastructure

(Nebraska Public Power District) Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Calculates Capacity of North American Forests to Sequester Carbon

(University of California-Santa Cruz/EurekAlert!)  Gains of only 22 percent over the next six decades represent best-case scenario  —  Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Climate Change Be Stopped by Turning Air into Gasoline?

by David Fridley and Richard Heinberg  (Renewable Energy World)  The headline of this article was composed simply by rephrasing the title of a popular recent piece in The Atlantic — “Climate Change Can Be

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Utilization Bill Could Create Value for CO2 Emissions

by Tim Albrecht (Biomass Magazine)  Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced three bills this week to boost rural economic opportunities by expanding USDA funding eligibility for clean energy projects. This funding would

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Secures Unprecedented $136 Million For Algae and Related Projects — Deadlines Approaching

(Algae Biomass Organization)  ABO’s ongoing work in Washington, DC, to educate Congress and federal agencies on the importance of robust algae research, development and demonstration has resulted in the release of

May 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Congressman Veasey Introduces Bipartisan Energy Research Legislation

(Office of Congressman Marc Veasey)  The Fossil Energy Research and Development Act would set the course for the next generation of climate change mitigation  —  Today, Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX), Ranking Member

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Perennial Bioenergy Crops Help Sequester Carbon?

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  In an article published last summer in Science, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported on ten years of work assessing the

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Isobutanol’s Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as

April 12, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program

(25 x ’25/North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where, for the first

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

How Biofuels from Plant Fibers Could Combat Global Warming

by Mary Guiden (Colorado State University) … A study from Colorado State University finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Mechanisms and Indicators for Assessing the Impact of Biofuel Feedstock Production on Ecosystem Services

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This paper synthesizes the current knowledge about the impact of biofuels on ecosystem services. Biofuel feedstock production can be a significant driver of landscape modification, ecosystem change and

February 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Rewiring the Carbon Economy: Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day Summary Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 8, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored the Engineered Carbon Reduction Listening Day: Advanced Strategies to Bypass Land Use for

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Despite EU Palm Oil Ban, Biofuel Problems Will Continue

(Deutsche Welle) Members of the European Parliament have rejected an attempt to phase out support for crop-based biofuels. So what’s next in the food versus fuel debate? — … The legislative shift,

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The FBA Organizes a Series of Finnish Biochar Workshops, Posts Selected Presentations

(Suomenbiohiili.info)  … The 2nd Finnish Biochar Workshop was successfully held in Tampere on 4 December 2017, we had participants representing the whole Finnish biochar sector: companies, researchers and local municipalities.

December 29, 2017 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

Ethanol Industry Ideal Carbon Source for Advanced Oil Recovery

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Occidental Petroleum Corp. injects about 1 billion cubic feet per day of carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), said Daniel Keiser,

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

A Better Fuel Mix Can Be ‘Made in America’

by Rick Santorum (Des Moines Register/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … American ethanol now replaces more than 500 million barrels of imported oil annually and shields drivers from price manipulation

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

From Fish Tank to Gas Tank

(University of Dayton)  Once known only as the slimy scourge of backyard ponds and lakes, algae is emerging as a superhero in the race for cleaner and renewable energy resources.

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-Based CO2 Sequestration

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Interra and the Pursuit of Soil Magic via Affordable Biochar

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … The world of feedstocks is watching biochar very carefully these days, and for good reason. Although it might feel quite a long ways upstream from

May 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Think of it as 100+ acres of energy storage and carbon sequestration,” said Kelly King, Vice President and Co-Founder of Pacific Biodiesel and recently inaugurated member of the Maui County

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Introducing Biochar: Climate Change Solution or Greenwash Nightmare?

by Steve Horn  (DeSmog) After years of investigating biochar, which promoters have touted as a potential climate change fix, DeSmog is releasing its findings on the science, claims, and controversy surrounding this approach

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Exxon’s New Chief Endorses Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change

by Joe Carroll (Bloomberg)  Darren Woods makes first blog post since succeeding Tillerson; Comment mirror’s former CEO’s long-standing position on levy  —  In his first blog post since succeeding Rex Tillerson,

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops Expected to Play Crucial Role in Hawaii’s Energy Future

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune Herald) … The latest stop along that path comes from researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources,

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series: A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils — January 30, 2017

  WEBINAR: International Biochar Initiative Educational Webinar Series:  A Classification System for Biochars Applied to Soils   —   January 30, 2017

This webinar reviews a biochar classification system aimed at optimizing the sustainable use of biochar in agriculture. This classification system builds upon biochar product definition and testing guidelines developed by

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Potential Biofuel Crops in Hawaii May Successfully Sequester Carbon in Soil

(EurekAlert!/PLOS)  Two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii–sugarcane and napiergrass–may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the

January 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Change Is in the Air for Food Sustainability

by Robin Booker (The Western Producer)  There are many innovative products and services available to Canadian crop producers that could help improve sustainability. However, the global food sector is struggling to

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

New Feed Sources Key to Ambitious Climate Targets

by Brian J. Walsh, et al.  (Carbon Balance and Management)  Net carbon sinks capable of avoiding dangerous perturbation of the climate system and preventing ocean acidification have been identified, but

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Selection of 26 projects across two programs will make transportation cleaner and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions  —  The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today

December 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The Significance of Seaweed

(R&D Magazine)  Our understanding of the global carbon cycle has been reshaped by KAUST researchers who have helped to reveal a major role for the abundance of seaweed growing around

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels versus Gasoline: The Emissions Gap Is Widening

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Many respected laboratories, agencies, and researchers have used a lifecycle analysis to show that biofuels, particularly advanced biofuels, provide significant carbon benefits compared to gasoline.

September 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Switching to Switchgrass? Study Models Soil Impact of Biofuel Crops

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  …  The Argonne modeling shows that when grassland, cropland and pasture in the Midwest are converted to corn for biofuels, the level of carbon sequestration

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

by David Suzuki (EcoWatch)  The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level. But what about transportation? Can we significantly reduce greenhouse gas

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Red Trail Energy, EERC Win Funding to Support CCS Study

(Energy & Environmental Research Center/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota ethanol producer Red Trail Energy LLC and the Energy & Environmental Research Center, a worldwide leader in the development of solutions

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas.

by Gollany HT, Titus BD, Scott DA, Asbjornsen H, Resh SC, Chimner RA, Kaczmarek DJ, Leite LF, Ferreira AC, Rod KA, Hilbert J, Galdos MV, Cisz ME (Biogeochemical Research)   Rapid

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming

May 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Key to More Beef, Less CO2

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae has the potential to make a large impact as an ingredient in animal feed, according to Xingen Lei, professor of molecular nutrition at Cornell University. Lei,

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Evidence of Benefits of Biofuels in Combating Climate Change is More than Ample

(25 x ’25)  … While recognition of the role of agriculture in meeting climate change challenges is growing among world leaders, it is of concern that biofuels and the low-carbon benefits

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Results, Additional $72.3 Million Soil Health Investment to Support Paris Agreement

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared the first results of USDA’s Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry, one year after he unveiled the plan

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Conflate Science and Scientists

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/The Washington Post) Letter to Editor: Regarding the April 29 editorial “Burning wood is not the answer to climate change”: Biomass is a renewable energy resource.

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

PHYCO2, MSU Announce Breakthrough in Algae Technology

(PHYCO2/Biomass Magazine)  PHYCO2, an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company, has made a technology breakthrough in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University.  The technology

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Farming – Agriculture’s Answer to Climate Change?

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On April 12, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced a new funding opportunity aimed at increasing the carbon storage potential

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Cool Planet Partners with J.R. Simplot Company to Distribute Innovative Cool Terra® Engineered Biocarbon™ Product to Improve Soil Health

(Cool Planet)  Cool Planet is proud to announce a new distribution agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest privately held agricultural companies in the nation. Simplot will serve as

April 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

E Pluribus, Unum: LanzaTech, Global Bioenergies Demonstrate The Biotechnology App Store

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Global Bioenergies, LanzaTech tighten isobutene partnership, the era of “swap-in, swap out” biorefining microbes comes clear, closer  —  In France, Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

State Should Set Goals on Use of Low-Carbon Biofuel

by Dave Eames, Ethan N. Elkind (Sacramento Bee/Kansas City Star)  New federal rules issued last week will boost biofuel production nationwide; Biofuel comes from a variety of agricultural crops, algae, forest residue; California

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate talks here this week that agriculture can provide impactful and

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Supplies, Sri Lanka – First Smallholder Project in Southeast Asia to Earn RSB Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Biomass Supplies (Pvt) Ltd, a company based in Sri Lanka, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for biomass produced from branches pruned from live

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae at the Crossroads: Tackling Big Markets, Big Challenges in the New Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The make-or-break moment for algae-based and cyanobacteria fuels is nigh upon us, and it turns on the prospects for carbon capture and use.  Will policymakers

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Solutions Deserve a Major Role in U.S. Emission-Reduction Strategy

(25 x ’25)  A broad survey of farmers has documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans. The increased yields reflect an upward trend

December 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Critical Dialogue on Adapting to a Changing Climate Underway

(25 x ’25)  … UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought government, finance, business and civil society leaders to New York because it is recognized that climate change is not a theory or

October 3, 2014 Read Full Article

A Carbon Accounting System for the Future

(25 x ’25)  Making sure the federal accounting system for biogenic carbon emissions—ensuring that it is an accurate system, and taking into scientific account the unique features of biomass in

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Gas Report to Assist Producers Facing Climate Challenges

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report that,for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions

August 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Can CO2 Be a Green Chemical? Yes, When Derived from Biofuels and Other Sources

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd./Biofuels Digest)  … The problem with CO2 sequestration and carbon reduction schemes is the lack of economic return for many purely sequestration projects, unless government

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Anticipation Bubbles Up for ADM Carbon Capture Project

by Chris Luvardi (herald-review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. passed through a public hearing process Wednesday with limited concern voiced about its

June 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Sorghum May Be a “Sink” For Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Texas A&M Study Finds

by Rafaela Relvas  (BioNews Texas) Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a study that brought new insights regarding bioenergy sorghum, finding

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Outlines 30% Cut in Power-Gen CO2 by 2030: What’s the Role for Carbon Capture and Use, Algae?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  EPA comes down hard on CO2, with proposed rule calling for deep emission cuts, but

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

The Science of Clean Energy

By Nahla Nainer (The Hindu) On International Women’s Day, Dr. M. Premalatha, associate professor at the Centre for Energy and Environmental

April 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant CO2 Sequestration Project Reaches New Milestone

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The $163.9 million Illinois Basin-Decatur Project celebrated as new milestone as its carbon sequestration

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Summary: Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Extension.org)  Grown for biofuel, energy-efficient shrub willow sequesters carbon below-ground, life-cycle assessment shows.  Shrub willow is a short-rotation woody biomass

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Of Auxins, Toxins and Raging Hormones: Does Biochar Really Work?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … One of the latest entries is a study out of the UK’s University of Southampton,

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Carbon Sequestration Not So Simple in Biomass Crop Production

by Ann Perry (USDA/Biomass Magazine)  Findings at the USDA are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Evonik and LanzaTech Working on Bio-Processed Precursors for Specialty Plastics

(Lanza Tech)  Evonik Industries and LanzaTech have signed a three year research cooperation agreement which will see Evonik combining its

December 9, 2013 Read Full Article

The Clogged Carbon Sink: U.S. Public Lands Are the Source of 4.5 Times More Carbon Pollution Than They Can Absorb

by  Jessica Goad and Matt Lee-Ashley  (Center for American Progress)  Spanning more than one-fifth of the U.S. landmass, America’s national forests, national parks,

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils (English)

(World Bank)  The purpose of this report is to improve the knowledge base for facilitating investments in land management technologies

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

5-Year Research MOU to Further Pongamia Development in India

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Tree Oils India Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Central Research Institute

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Biomass Row Heats up after Green Groups Call for Subsidy Cuts

by Jessica Shankleman (BusinessGreen.com)   …Three campaign groups, backed by 12 organisations in the timber, paper and furniture industries, yesterday

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Whoops: Soils Can’t Lock Away Black Carbon or Biochar, Study Says.

by Tim Radford  (The Daily Climate)  Charcoal and other forms of black carbon do not, as previously thought, stay where

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Biochar Slashes Bioenergy Soil Emissions

by Tom Marshall (Planet Earth Online)  Adding charcoal to land used to grow bioenergy crops can greatly increase their overall

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Shows Carbon Sequestration from Corn Production Runs Deep

(25 x ’25)  The ethanol industry has some good news to share. And it comes in an arena where the

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Combined with CCS Could Enable Carbon-Negative Energy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project has released a report highlighting the

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Arcadia Biosciences and FuturaGene Enter Agreement to Develop Nitrogen Use Efficient and Water Use Efficient Eucalyptus and Poplar

(Arcadia Biosciences)  New Tree Crops To Increase Productivity While Preserving Natural Resources and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.,

February 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Looks at Environmental Benefits of Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a new study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, corn grown using no-till

January 25, 2013 Read Full Article

When, Where and How Wood Is Used Impact Carbon Emissions from Deforestation

(Environmental Research Web)  A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global

May 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Net Benefits: The Idea of Pulling Carbon Dioxide out of the Atmosphere Is a Beguiling One. Could It Ever Become Real?

(The Economist) …A report published last year by the American Physical Society (APS) put the cost of extracting and storing

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Switchgrass as Ideal Biofuel Feedstock?

by Derek Mead (CleanTechMedia)  Can biofuel be economically coaxed from a modest plant? …A new research review published today(December 13, 2011) 

December 14, 2011 Read Full Article

BioAmber’s $150 Million IPO: The 10-Minute Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, BioAmber has filed an S-1 registration statement for a proposed $150 million initial

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Major Investments to Spur Innovation and Job Creation in Research, Development and Production of Next Generation Biofuels

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Fraunhofer Opens Center for Systems Biotechnology in Chile

(EurekAlert!)  The Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology is the first research center to be launched by the Fraunhofer Chile Research

September 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Work Begins on Carbon-Capture at ADM Decatur Site

(St. Louis Today/AP)  The U.S. Department of Energy says construction has started on a $207.5 million project to capture carbon

August 26, 2011 Read Full Article

The XTL Diet: New Paths to Feasible, Domestic Low-Carb Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can synthetic biology capture and utilize CO2 to such an extent that it not only

August 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Switch from Corn to Grass Would Raise Ethanol Output, Cut Emissions

(EurekAlert!/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Growing perennial grasses on the least productive farmland now used for corn ethanol production in

July 13, 2011 Read Full Article

The Economics of Power Plant CO2 Capture

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Today’s carbon capture process requires separating and condensing CO2, then transporting it in dedicated

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops to Fall within Assurance Chain

by Julian Gairdner (Farmers Weekly Interactive)  Grain destined for the biofuel chain looks set to fall within farm assurance following

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

The Impact Of A Renewable Electricity Standard & A Carbon Payment Program

By Don Hofstrand (Iowa State University Extension/JoplinStockyards.com)   U.S. energy policy has recently moved into the background due to concerns about

December 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Carbon Dioxide Recycling in the Biofuels Industry,” a Special Digest report

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …Since CO2 has been shown to be the globe’s worst offender as a greenhouse

September 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Negative Carbon Gasoline’s Cool Planet Biofuels Funded

(The Alarm Clock)  Camarillo, CA-based Cool Planet Biofuels has raised $3M as part of a $8M Series B funding round,

September 7, 2010 Read Full Article

The Missionary Position: The Export of Carbon Guilt to the Developing World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …We see the battle over rural development flashing at other points around the globe, but nowhere

August 31, 2010 Read Full Article

Energy Grasses Take Center Stage at Ceres Field Day

(PRNewsWire)  Energy industry executives joined investors and policymakers near Houston, Texas earlier today to take a firsthand look at energy grasses

August 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biochar to Mitigate Global Climate Change

by Dominic Woolf, James E. Amonette, F. Alayne Street-Perrott, Johannes Lehmann & Stephen Joseph    (Nature Communications)  Production of biochar (the carbon

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

LakeMaster Building Algae-to-Biofuel System

by Joseph Holroyd  (Algae Industry Magazine)  LakeMaster Corporation, a clean energy technology company headquartered in Rochester, New York, is engaged in

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Pennsylvania Pursues Alternative Fuel JV

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Raytheon Co., Accelergy Corp. of Houston, TX, and A2BE Carbon Capture LLC/Algae at Work, of Boulder, CO

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

One Potato, Two Potato: the Counting of Biomass Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  Following the all-but-certain defeat of a renewal of the ethanol tax credit, left-wing environmental activists, confederated

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Codexis and CO2 Solution Unveil Carbon Capture Program

(CO2 Solution)  Codexis, Inc., and CO2 Solution Inc., on July 13, 2010, will make the first joint public presentation on their program

July 13, 2010 Read Full Article

A Simpler Path to Cutting Carbon Emissions

by Vinod Khosla (Washington Post)  If our goal is carbon reduction, a cap-and-trade or carbon-pricing bill, with its likely compromises,

July 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Using Carbon to Fight Carbon

by Janneke Pieters (REnewable Energy World)  …CO2 — along with sunlight and water — is needed to grow algae, which

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

Biomass Better than Coal? War over Carbon Accounting Erupts

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  In Washington, the Environment Working Group has released a study that claims the impacts of

June 24, 2010 Read Full Article

ADM Receives $99 Million in Federal Aid for Second Carbon Capture Project

(Herald-Review.com) Archer Daniels Midland Co. has been selected to receive funding for a second carbon sequestration project that is in addition

June 14, 2010 Read Full Article

Cropland Carbon Fluxes in the United States: Increasing Geospatial Resolution of Inventory-Based Carbon Accounting

by Tristram O. West, Craig C. Brandt, Latha M. Baskaran, Chad M. Hellwinckel, Richard Mueller, Carl J. Bernacchi, Varaprasad Bandaru,

June 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture on the Cheap?

by Michael Kanellos  (GreenTech)   It’s a sulfur scrubber, mineral maker and carbon capture machine all in one. Skyonic, which has developed

June 4, 2010 Read Full Article

RFA: Carbon Accounting Should Be Equitable, Based on Science

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today continued to call into question accounting gimmicks and unproven theories used by

June 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Need for Additional Carbon

by Timothy D Searchinger (Environmental Research Letters)  Use of biofuels does not reduce emissions from energy combustion but may offset emissions by

June 3, 2010 Read Full Article

90 US Scientists Demand Revision of Biofuels Carbon Accounting

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, 90 US scientists wrote to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and US Senate Majority

May 25, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA’s ‘Tailoring Rule’ and the Biomass Industry

(RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  …Including biomass power plants under the EPA’s tailoring rule is a clear policy shift and may imply a change in

May 21, 2010 Read Full Article

To Fix Carbon, Food, Energy: Fix RuBisCO (The Mother of All Biofuels Challenges)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …It was the biochemist Dr. Ganesh Kishore, now the CEO of the Malaysian Life Sciences

May 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Ensus Signs with Shell, Sends First Tanker

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The first tanker of ethanol has left Ensus, Europe’s largest wheat-based ethanol facility. Headed

March 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Australian Firm to Launch “World’s Largest” Green Slime Facility

by Yvonne Chan  (BusinessGreen.com)  Australian biofuel specialist MBD Energy is poised to unveil a new facility that it claims will

November 22, 2009 Read Full Article

China Recruits Algae to Combat Climate Change

by Jonathan Watts (The Guardian)  Chinese firm behind ambitious plan to breed microalgae in greenhouse with the potential to absorb

June 30, 2009 Read Full Article

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