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Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions
October 11, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Marcius Extavour (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it diesel, methanol, butanol, or others. New approaches to the science and technology of CO2-to-fuels may …

Small Scale, Self-Contained–Key Concepts at EnergyPath 2017
July 28, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “The goal of EnergyPath is to increase in knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.”  Every region, if not every state, should …

Consider Corn Challenge: New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals — DEADLINE: September 28, 2017
June 12, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(NineSigma/National Corn Growers Association) Field corn production makes incredible contributions to human nutrition as a primary source of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry; to cleaner air and reduced greenhouse gases as the source of ethanol …

Concept for Turning Corn Chip Oil into Biodiesel Fuel Earns Appalachian Students Second Place in International Food Solutions Challenge
June 2, 2017 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Appalachian State University) What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.
Senior chemistry major and sustainable business minor …

Entrepreneur Scoops Old Mutual Funding to Develop Biofuel Enterprise
June 2, 2017 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(BizCommunity)  At an event held on 27 May 2017, Old Mutual Foundation, in partnership with Red Bull, announced Thabang Mabapa as the winner of their “business pitch challenge”
A combined judging panel from Old Mutual and …

Concept for Turning Corn Chip Oil into Biodiesel Fuel Earns Appalachian Students Second Place in International Food Solutions Challenge
May 10, 2017 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Haley Childers (Appalachian State University News)  What has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could.
Senior chemistry major …

COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: Tech Innovators Stalk a Stealthy WMD
April 25, 2017 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Among the climate warriors fighting CO2 build-up, perhaps the most ambitious are those who are seeking to use CO2 to make industrial materials, fuels or chemicals — displacing the need …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and STUDENT POSTERS: tcbiomass2017 — September 19-21, 2017 — Chicago, IL DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
March 14, 2017 – 5:22 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and STUDENT POSTERS:  tcbiomass2017   —   September 19-21, 2017   —   Chicago, IL    DEADLINE:  April 15, 2017

Researchers and technology developers are invited to share their process innovations and insights to enable the production of clean heat and power, transportation fuels, chemicals, biochar, and other high-value products. Undergraduate and graduate students whose …

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists DEADLINE: July 15, 2017
March 13, 2017 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Science Magazine)  This Prize was created to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and we need to encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of …

A First-Hand Report: Competing in MIT’S THINK Science Competition
February 27, 2017 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Erika Tan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Let me introduce myself – my name is Erika Tan, and I’m a current sophomore attending Freehold High School in New Jersey. If someone had told me at the …

Student Scientist Uses Algae to Filter out Lead Contaminated Water
February 5, 2017 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

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 Regeneron Science Talent Search competition …

Contest Winners from Waukee and Treynor Focus on Benefits of E15 and Biodiesel
February 2, 2017 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) “Fuel the Future” High School Video Contest gives students a chance to grow their expertise in the fuel and technology of a new generation. This …

The Everglades Foundation Officially Kicks Off Search for Algae Bloom Solution with Four-year, $10-million Prize
December 13, 2016 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(Everglades Foundation)  The Everglades Foundation (The Foundation) today officially kicked off its four-year, $10-million George Barley Water Prize at the “Tapping Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Action & Awards” event at the Miami Science Barge, unveiling the …

MERCOSUL Award to Brazilian Student for Microalgae DC Research
December 7, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Angelo Paggi Matos, a doctoral student from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in Brasília, Brazil, has been awarded an honorable mention by MERCOSUL Science and Technology Awards — Category: Young Scientist, …

UK Students Solve a Real-Life Problem, Win Cargill Innovation in Engineering Award
December 6, 2016 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Rachel Grant-Brown (Cargill)  Students Rachana Halasabele and Alessia Xu from The University of Manchester in the UK recently triumphed with their innovative and practical winning solution to a real-life industry problem set by Cargill’s ethanol …

Global Biobased Business Competition (G-BiB)
December 1, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(BE-Basic Foundation)  The Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB) is a competition for Master and PhD students from universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. The objective of G-BiB is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation producing a biorenewable …

Storyfest 2017: Share a Story, Win a Trip to the Brazilian Rainforest! DEADLINE: February 17, 2017
November 17, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(Planet Forward)  Tell an inspiring story to move the Planet Forward.  Enter to win our Storyfest Award
Grand Prize:  A storytelling expedition to the Amazon rainforest with the ‘Godfather of Biodiversity’!
In every corner of the planet, amazing …

What is Australia’s Biofuel Future?
November 7, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(Ecogeneration)  With growing interest in Australia in the production of liquid biofuels, bio-refining experts Geoff Bell, CEO of Australian company Microbiogen, and Ed de Jong, vice-president of development at Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium, consider …

Minnesota Student #Biodiesel Contest Adds Video
November 7, 2016 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Scholarship contest offers high school seniors awards to help with college. Now in the eighth year of the program, students may submit a short video of …

AACC – Climate Leadership Awards DEADLINE: November 1, 2016
October 21, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Solution Generation)  Solution Generation, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), will honor one AACC member college with a $10,000 award for its excellence in climate leadership.
Solution Generation will reward the institution …

SciTech Now: Renewable Cellulosic Ethanol
October 6, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Detroit Public TV)  Innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  High school student Tavis Reed and DuPont’s innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  WATCH VIDEO

Alage in the Carbon XPRIZE Competition
September 30, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Paul Mullen (Algae Biomass Organization)  NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a global competition which aims to develop breakthrough technologies relating to carbon dioxide. The competition aims for the team to convert the most carbon …

European Union Contest for Young Scientists: BBI JU Awards Bioeconomy Non-Food Prize
September 19, 2016 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Based Industries/Europe)  The European Union (EU) organises every wear the EUCYS Prize, a Contest for Young Scientists, which was set up to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. This Contest serves as an annual …

Voting Opens for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 13, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, it’s time for voting in the Hot 50. Who will be #1?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in the …

$160,000 in Grants Awarded At EnergyPath 2016 — List of Winners
September 12, 2016 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

(West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund)  A collaboration between Sustainable Energy Fund and West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund created Energy Sprout, a competition with the goal of developing new technology and business models that lead to improved …

Finland: The Deployment of Biomethane in the Finnish Transport Sector Hampered by Limited Amount of Gas Vehicles
September 1, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(European Biogas Association) A report on different scenarios and their cost-efficiency in reducing national transport emissions by 40% by 2030.  —  The most cost-efficient scenario to reduce transport emissions would be to invest in domestic drop-in …

Vegetable Oil Powered Truck Shatters World Record, Reaches over 200 mph at Speed Week
August 31, 2016 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

by Jenny M Kniss (Greenspeed Research)  To showcase the viability of renewable energy, non-profit group Greenspeed Research (GsR), reached 209 mph with a truck powered by vegetable oil at the Bonneville Salt Flats this August. …

Field to Fuel Video Contest
August 30, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) The Nebraska Ethanol Board presents the third annual Field to Fuel video contest, which encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of American Ethanol.
With a focus on informing the public about …

Brazilian Car Prototype Covers 300 Km Using Only 1 Liter of Ethanol
August 25, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Sputnik News)  It might sound like science fiction but it’s not! Employees of Parana Technological University in Brazil designed a vehicle prototype that can cover a distance of more than 300 kilometers with just one …

A Letter to Fans of Green Racing from the Greenspeed Research Team–Back on the Salt
August 24, 2016 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

by David Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  Yes, we have been quiet lately. We’ve been able to work twice as hard now that Dave and Patrick are both graduated. We have been heads down and focused.
It has …

Biofuels Executive Briefing Available from ADI Analytics
July 18, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(ADI Analytics)  There is an increasing level of interest in conventional and advanced biofuels around the globe. Many countries are increasing biofuel mandates for several reasons ranging from stimulating agriculture, energy security, and most notably to …

AMERIgreen Energy Lets Students Find #Energy Solutions
July 8, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Students of all ages were able to voice their ideas on America’s energy future in AMERIgreen Energy’s Video Essay Challenge. Students ranging in grades 1st-12th, as well as undergraduate college students …

The Top 20 Ways to Capture and Make Use of Carbon
June 28, 2016 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It was back in 2010 that the first large-scale set of projects were funded to to test innovative concepts for the beneficial use of carbon dioxide, part of a Recovery …

DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winners Crowned
June 6, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced during a special awards ceremony on May 11 by Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic …

The Carbon XPRIZE: Exponential Approaches to Energy and Climate
June 6, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by  Marcius Extavour and Paul Bunje (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Under the right conditions, biofuels and biomass-based energy systems can be sustainable, modular, scalable, carbon neutral, or even carbon negative. This has been known for some time, …

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016
June 3, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds …

Competing With Sub $50 Oil: A Strategy for the Biofuels Industry
May 27, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Irshad Ahmed (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … However, until such time that we internalize the true life-cycle costs of extracting and using fossil fuels, and distinguishing fossil-BTUs from bio-BUTs, we will continue to struggle to find …

Create the Future Design Contest Accepting 2016 Entries DEADLINE: July 1, 2016
May 11, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

(Create the Future Design Contest)  The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The annual event has attracted …

Student Startup Turning Heads by Utilizing Biofuel Waste for Good
April 15, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(Tennessee Today)  … Enter Tony Bova and Jeff Beegle, a pair of doctoral candidates in the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, which is run jointly by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The pair …

The BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign Begins Today!
April 11, 2016 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The 2016 BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign kicks off today with high school students from all over the country sharing their infographics via social media. Check out the infographics on the BioenergizeME Challenge Map starting …

Towards a Sustainable Future
April 11, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Sarthak Saraswat  (The Hindu)  Shell is providing engineering students a platform to design energy-efficient vehicles and reduce carbon emissions. The recent Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Manila saw a clash of the best minds.
The atmosphere …

News from Greenspeed Research
March 2, 2016 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  The major happenings in 2015 that you might remember:

In March, Greenspeed Research became a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with a mission to create learning opportunities for the STEM disciplines and renewable energy …

EPA Awards Grants to 38 Student Teams for Innovative Sustainable Projects
February 16, 2016 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency/ForConstructionPros.com)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 38 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants to university student teams for proposed projects to develop new, sustainable products and strategies. Each team …

Video Challenge: Biobased Solutions Will Conquer the World DEADLINE: February 17, 2016
February 1, 2016 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(Eco-Bio) Do you have an idea on how to use sustainable biomass to make biobased products? Yes? Participate in this challenge!
You can participate by submitting a short movie about a potentially valuable organic waste stream …

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest
January 25, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl of Des Moines won first place in IRFA’s 6th Annual “Fuel the Future” video contest for Iowa high school students. …

Green Energy & Biofuels Top as Finalist at Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards 2016
January 25, 2016 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Green Energy Biofuels)  The World Future Energy Summit that began in Abu Dhabi with a call for the world to turn the words of the COP21 Paris Agreement into tangible action – perfectly showcased the …

Energy to Lead Competition DEADLINE: April 4, 2016
January 25, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Energy to Lead competition in October 2015 to challenge colleges and universities to develop innovative plans for clean energy projects. The …

Biodiesel Business Academy® Biodiesel Essay Scholarship 2016
December 22, 2015 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(AltEnergyMag.com/Biodiesel Business Academy)  The program is open to any youth who may be studying in schools, college or university or in profession. The program is not limited to only those who are related to different …

EPA Challenge Aims to Recycle Nutrients from Manure
December 4, 2015 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA has opened a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure on Challenge.gov. The competition is being held in partnership with the USDA. The American Biogas …

New Program Will Grow Agri-Based Industrial Bioproduct Development in Ontario
November 10, 2015 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC)/CNW)  Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) are fostering innovation in the province’s growing agri-based industrial bioproducts sector.
Through the $3 …

Students, Prep Your Entries for Planet Forward Storyfest 2016!
October 27, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(George Washington University)  Already dense urban populations are growing. What will tomorrow’s smart cities look like? How can they be sustainable?
By 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s population will be in urban areas, according to …

3D Ocean Farm Creator Wins 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
October 23, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Karissa Rosenfield (Arch Daily)  The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has announced GreenWave as the winner of its 2015 Fuller Challenge – “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award.” The non-profit is responsible for designing the world’s first multi-species 3D ocean farms with the …

Biofuels for Transport: A Viable Alternative?
October 22, 2015 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Lew Fulton (International Energy Agency (IEA)/ OECD Observer)  Can biofuels truly compete with petrol? Recent projections suggest that ethanol could represent up to 5% of the world’s transport fuel by 2010. That figure may seem …

Six Students Win Young Algae Researcher Awards at ABS
October 22, 2015 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization) Six student scientists were presented with the fourth annual Young Algae Researcher Awards earlier this month for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering at the 2015 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference …

Oswego Teen Scientist Wins Medal Creating ‘Next-Generation’ Biofuel
October 5, 2015 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

by Elena Ferrarin (Daily Herald)  Seventeen-year-old Tavis Reed is determined to make a difference in the world by helping mitigate or even repair environmental damage — and he’s already on his way, having applied those principles …

Introducing the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE
September 29, 2015 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Paul Bunje (NRG COSIA)  More than a decade ago, a group of researchers published a landmark study showing the correlation between human development and energy consumption. The conclusion? Industrialized countries and those that have …

Peppler: Renewable Fuel Standard Remains Critical to Colorado
September 8, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Kent Peppler (Colorado Statesman/Rocky Mountain Farmers Union)  …   Rocky Mountain Farmers Union supports a strong RFS, and so should Colorado’s congressional delegation. … Closer to home, the RFS has been a boost to Colorado …

Winners Announced in Minnesota Biodiesel Essay Contest
July 29, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) First- and second-place winners have been announced for the 2015 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship. Brianna Bredeson, a recent graduate of Willmar Senior High School, won first place for her …

UCSC Students Seek Solutions in Salt
July 21, 2015 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Masters (Santa Cruz Sentinel)  The salt ponds of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, just north of San Jose International Airport, may hold the key to a sustainable energy source.
For more …

Technologies Pitch The Public To Help Them Win SAFE Energy Security Prize: SeaChange Group
July 21, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(Securing America’s Future Energy) Today’s low prices at the pump may have many people believing our nation’s energy security problem has been solved, but don’t be fooled. The truth of the matter is energy security …

Winning Team Announced for 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot
June 30, 2015 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Jonathan Male announced the winner and finalists of the 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot in a special webinar awards ceremony on June 3, 2015.
The winning infographic …

At Eco-Marathons, Shell De-emphasizes Renewable Transportation Energy, Except, Possibly, for “100% Ethanol”
May 31, 2015 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Having recently completed the inaugural Detroit Shell Eco-Marathon, Adrian Juergens, Fuel Scientist and Shell Eco Marathon technical manager for the Americas held a press event at the Detroit Grand …

Elsevier’s Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge Opens for Submissions on June 1, 2015
May 30, 2015 – 8:46 am | No Comment

(Elsevier)  Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced its first Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. As the world’s population quickly approaches 9 billion, the strain on the …

Algae Cultivation, Help From LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Lab Leads High School Student to Science Award
May 5, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(The Paper)  …  Today, the local growth of two commercially important algae strains, Nannochloropsis occulata and haematococcus pluvialis, is providing one local ninth grader, and the Lone Star College-Montgomery biotechnology lab that assisted him in …

BioenergizeME Infographic Submission Deadline Approaching
March 4, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge is approaching! Please submit all infographics by March 20 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. The BioenergizeMe Social Media Campaign will …

Lawsuit Puts Biodiesel Use under Spotlight
December 23, 2014 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(China Daily/Ecns.cn)  Yingding Biofuel Technology Co Ltd, the privately owned Chinese biodiesel producer, has won its monopoly case against the country’s biggest oil refiner, China Petrochemical Corp Ltd.
The company had accused the industry giant of …

The Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) Is Hosting aVirtual Science Fair.
December 18, 2014 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) is hosting a national virtual science fair that engages 9th–12th grade students in learning about bioenergy and educating their peers. The students will research a bioenergy …

Students Share Experiences from First Run of BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair
December 18, 2014 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Last week concluded the beta run of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) sponsored BioenergizeME Virtual Science Fair—a high school competition that has students create and share infographics about bioenergy concepts. Student …

Students Can Apply for Scholarship to Nat’l Biodiesel Conference
October 29, 2014 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  The Nov. 24 deadline is fast approaching for science students interested in applying to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 19-22 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hosted by the National Biodiesel Board, …

RFA Announces E85 “Post Your Price” Contest
October 23, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

(Rnewable Fuels Association) In an effort to promote E85 (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline) sales and track E85 prices, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced a unique opportunity to win FREE E85 for one …

SOY Scholarship Application DEADLINE: November 20, 2014
October 20, 2014 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

The 2015-16 Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time scholarship award presented to a high school senior who is going to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or …

2013-2014 Student Chapter Green Chemistry Award Winners
October 20, 2014 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by amandanurmi (ACS Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog)  Throughout the 2013-2014 school year 97 undergraduate ACS Student Chapters achieved their goals to complete different green chemistry activities. To recognize their achievements, ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in …

OPERATION BioenergizeME Now Online
August 28, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office)  BETO has created a new Web page for OPERATION #BioenergizeME, where students, educators, and anyone interested in the future of the U.S. energy industry can learn more about …

Answers for Your Questions about the Bioeconomy, Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals and Bioproducts
August 14, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane  (Biofuels Digest)  … With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows …

Five Environmentally Sustainable Startups Compete for $680,000 Prize
August 13, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Postcode Lottery Green Challenge/WNEM.com)  Five eco-friendly startups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom,France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for startups with environmentally sustainable business plans. One of these …

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards
August 12, 2014 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President’s …

Einstein Fellows Collaborate with DOE on Bioenergy Social Media Challenge
July 31, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Anne Artz    (Triangle Coalition for STEM Education)  Five Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows (AEF) and a group from the Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) together designed a high school competition …

Branson: “We’re Killing the World”
June 26, 2014 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Branson at BIO. Branson on bio. And some of Branson’s bio. Sir Richard Branson joined BIO CEO Jim Greenwood on stage at the BIO International Convention for a talk on enterprises, …

Ricoh Awards Prizes for Students’ Sustainable Innovations at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
June 5, 2014 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Ricoh/PR NewsWire)  Winners of the 10th Ricoh Sustainable Development Award prove sustainability and good business are entirely compatible
Derived from plants, biofuel is an environmentally sustainable approach to the world’s energy needs, but its production is …

EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet Competition at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
April 24, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

Tomorrow (April 25, 2014), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will open the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which hosts student teams from colleges and universities across the country who exhibit sustainable …

Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – CCEMC Grand Challenge Hands $500K Seed Grants to 24
April 17, 2014 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alberta’s Grand Challenge on carbon — Liquid Light, Enerkem among 24 winners picking up $500,000 seed grants in first round.   Next round will result in up to five $3M grants …

“Local High School’s Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research” March 25, 2014 Breinigsville, PA
March 19, 2014 – 10:29 am | No Comment
“Local High School’s  Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research”    March 25, 2014   Breinigsville, PA

Student presentation of Algae Bioreactor Biofuels Research and facility,  Daniel High School “Green Team,” Birdsboro, PA
On Feb 20, 2014 the Green Team at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA, learned they won first prize for …

EPA Calls for 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations / New Green Chemistry Technologies Promote New Products and Markets
March 18, 2014 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking companies or institutions to nominate their innovative technologies for the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. EPA is looking for nominations from companies …

Young Scientist Delivers Clear Results with Lumenera INFINITY Camera
November 13, 2013 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(Lumenera)  Lumenera is pleased to offer its support to Canada’s next generation of life science researchers by providing high-end digital scientific imaging solutions to 13 year old multiple gold medal winner (see below) Mikaela Preston. Mikaela’s award winning …

Algae Biomass Organization Recognizes Six Students with Young Algae Researcher Awards at Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando
October 25, 2013 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  First place awards for students at University of Texas at Austin and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC-San Diego
Six student scientists were presented with the second annual Young Algae Researcher Awards today in …

1998 Ethanol Vehicle Challenge: E85 Vehicles Surpass E0 on Dynamometer Tests for Mileage Efficiency
September 26, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(Argonne National Laboratory) Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors Corporation, Natural Resources Canada
In the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, college engineering students work together to design, build, and evaluate a state-of-the-art vehicle. …

A.I.M. Interview: Sara Volz on to MIT
July 29, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  …The Colorado Springs native got into alternative energy in the seventh grade when she heard some neighbors were making their own biodiesel in their basement, she says. “I thought …

The Lock-In Duo and Advanced Biofuels
July 26, 2013 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Nelson Mojarro  (The Energy Collective)  … Together, the auto industry and the oil producers have combined to set and maintain for decades the direction and rate of improvements in the engine and fuel technology along a …

Bob Dinneen Gives the WSJ a Failing Grade
April 22, 2013 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  If the editorial writers of the Wall Street Journal consider themselves students of mine, “An Ethanol Spring,” (April 17), I am saddened to report to you that you’ve failed.  …

ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie to Reach Final Four
April 5, 2013 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute/PR NewsWire)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United …

Desperate Times for Big Oil
March 25, 2013 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Dana Blankenhorn  (TheStreet)  These are desperate times for Big Oil.  Fracking (which involves shooting water and sand into a wellhead, at high pressure, fracturing the surrounding rock) brings enormous profits, but anyone can frack. The …

Muscatine Students Win Fuel the Future Contest
February 1, 2013 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The winners of the 3rd Annual High School Renewable Fuels Video Contest hail from Muscatine, Iowa and wow are they clever. Alli Burns, Ana Arzate and Sariah Garrido of Muscatine took …

Algal Scientific Corporation Takes Home $500,000 Cash Grand Prize at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
November 27, 2012 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

More than $1 Million in cash and prizes was awarded last evening at the 2012 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition in downtown Detroit, with Algal Scientific Corporation taking home the $500,000 cash grand prize. Last evening’s …

ABS Celebrates Young Algae Researchers and ASP Veterans
September 28, 2012 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Six student scientists were presented with the first Young Algae Researcher Awards today in Denver for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering on the final day of the 2012 Algae …

Extramural Research – People, Prosperity and the Planet
September 23, 2012 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  WHAT IS EPA’s P3 Program? P3 stands for People, Prosperity and the Planet.  Through this EPA program, college students can benefit people, promote prosperity and protect the planet by designing solutions that …

50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy, 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials; Voting Opens
September 20, 2012 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The annual rankings competition opens up for the hottest companies in the sector; who will be #1 – who will get your vote?  New annual Biofuels Databook published for selectors; …

2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013
August 20, 2012 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
2013 SAE Collegiate Design Series Season  Various Dates and Locations March-June 2013

The 2013 Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition schedule, registration fees, maximum number of teams accepted for each event and the registration opening and closing are listed below.
You must read and follow the registration requirements and …

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Team to Use E85 in SAE Competition
August 20, 2012 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  University racing teams participating in the Formula SAE Collegiate design and performance racing series have the opportunity to develop race cars with alternative fuels. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln team has chosen to compete in the …

Student Biofuels Projects at EnergyPath 2012 Science Fair: From Energy Grasses to Enzyme Fuel Cells with Cellulosic and Biodiesel Research inbetween
June 30, 2012 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  He was dressed like an executive; dark suit, white shirt, tie, and struggling to get a poster board out of the back of an SUV as his mother tried …

Video: BYU Students Win Formula Hybrid Competition
May 29, 2012 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(Gas2) … The annual SAE Formula Hybrid competition challenges teams of college engineering students to build fast and efficient hybrid racers. …
BYU’s Hybrid Blue can go from 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds, and it dominated …

Students Show off Their Clean Snowmobiles
March 8, 2012 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Gabrielle Mays  (Upper Michigan’s Source)  For the past seven months, hundreds of students from all over North America have been working hard on their innovative designs for the Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
Students take a production built …

Algae Competition Announces Finalists
March 8, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

Algae Competition assembled distinguished jurors from diverse backgrounds to evaluate entries in three tracks of the competition: landscape design, production systems and food development. From the many competitive and deserving entries, these entries were selected …

Producing High Value Chemicals through Industrial Biotechnology: Competition DEADLINE November 3, 2011
September 15, 2011 – 7:28 am | No Comment
Producing High Value Chemicals through Industrial Biotechnology:  Competition    DEADLINE November 3, 2011

(Technology Strategy Board)  The Technology Strategy Board (www.innovateuk.org) is to run a competition to fund the development and commercialisation of innovative processes that will generate high value chemicals through industrial biotechnology.  Up to £2.5m will be …

Ford and Georgia Tech Partner on “Green Eco School Bus” – Nation’s First Hydraulic Hybrid School Bus Conversion
May 16, 2011 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Ford)  The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering on the nation’s first conversion of a traditional school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. Atlanta …

Engineering Professor Named Innovator of the Year
May 16, 2011 – 8:59 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Jamie Hestekin and his team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of Arkansas have won Planet Forward’s Innovator of the Year contest. As one of two Innovators of the Year, Hestekin …

EPA Recognizes Environmental Innovation at Science Competition for High School Students / Param Jaggi Wins Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award
May 13, 2011 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Out of more than 1,500 young scientists and engineers competing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Param Jaggi was named the winner of EPA’s 2011 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award. …

Students Show Talent in Renewable Fuels Video Contest
February 3, 2011 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Students were challenged to create the best video highlighting the importance and benefits of renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, to local communities, Iowa and the nation and the four …

MIT Clean Energy Prize
February 1, 2011 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

(MIT)   Eligibility for MIT Clean Energy Prize

The entry must involve a technology, product, service or process that belongs to a category (Energy Efficiency & Infrastructure, Renewables, Non-Renewables, Transportation, Deployment) in the 2010 MIT Clean Energy …

The Big Price Build-Up: Are You Ready?
January 7, 2011 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US economy is just now showing signs of revival, and already we are seeing signs of runaway oil and grain prices that may bring unwanted inflation and dangerous instability …

Algae Collegiate Scholarship
July 7, 2010 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

With an eye toward young water-process and civil engineering, talent leading the future development of the algae biofuel and biomass industry, the National Algae Association and Algae Industry Magazine.com are collaborating to produce, sponsor and …

Algae BioReactor Project Wins National K-12 School Science Competition
June 14, 2010 – 9:19 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)   Richard Ira and Brian Niguidula, sixth grade students at Scofield Magnet Middle School, in Stamford, CT, won the National Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Award, for their original science project, a Community Algae BioReactor that extracts …

X PRIZE Foundation Reveals Expanded Vision for Future; Prize Groups Aim to Solve World’s Most Urgent Problems by Targeting Four Key Areas
April 19, 2010 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(XPrize Foundation, Marketwire)  …X PRIZE is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs, inspiring the formation of new industries, jobs and the revitalization of markets that are currently stalled. Through strategic …

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Publishes “2nd Generation Biofuels and Trade”
February 11, 2010 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

The study “2nd Generation Biofuels and Trade“ explores 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 …