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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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University of Vermont Offers Online Bioenergy Certificate Program
August 11, 2015 – 10:56 pm | No Comment

UVM’s Bioenergy Professional Certificate provides alternative approaches to traditional energy sources in Biofuels, including:

Liquid Biofuels (seed-based biodiesel; bioethanol; algae-biofuels)
Solid Biofuels (wood and grass energy)
Biogas (farm-based energy)

This Certificate Program offers college graduates, farmers, teachers,and entrepreneurs technical exposure to Biofuels science and …

Research Summary: Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions
April 1, 2014 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(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 crop that could be an important part of our renewable energy future. By sequestering carbon …

Are Ethanol Fuels Better than Petroleum?
September 26, 2013 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Robert Moffitt  (Twin Cities Daily Planet)  In response to “Ethanol is a not long term solution,” I’ll begin by saying the author made some valid points. No, ethanol is not an environmental, economic and …

New Study: Algae Biofuel Cuts CO2 >50% vs. Petroleum
September 20, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and is approaching a similar Energy Return on Investment (EROI) as conventional petroleum, according to a …

Green Plains CEO Challenges Environmentalists on Corn Ethanol
August 14, 2013 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Herman K. Trabish (GreenTechMedia) “I invite anyone here, anytime. We’ll show them what we do.”
Attention, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club and other environmental advocates: Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) CEO Todd Becker wants you to …

Study Shows Ethanol Reducing Footprint
May 2, 2013 – 1:33 pm | One Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new study indicates that ethanol production is continuing to reduce its energy and environmental footprint.
The study, entitled “2012 Corn Ethanol: Emerging Plant Energy and Environmental Technologies”, found that recent innovations in …

Crop-Based Biofuels: A Complex Issue
April 11, 2013 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Sam Fenwick (E2B Pulse)  In this article, E2B explores the benefits of crop-based biofuels to the UK, the potential impact of a recent EU proposal and the wider issues associated with their adoption.
In October …

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Paper Says 2050 Food, Fuel Needs Can Be Met
March 25, 2013 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The world will be capable of meeting its needs for food, fuel and fiber in 40 years, according to a paper from the Council for Agricultural Science and …

Well-to-Wheels Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Ethanol from Corn, Sugarcane and Cellulosic Biomass for US Use
February 8, 2013 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Michael Wang, Jeongwoo Han, Jennifer B Dunn, Hao Cai and Amgad Elgowainy (US Department of Energy/IOP Science)  corn-based ethanol production occurring mostly in the US and sugarcane-based ethanol production occurring mostly in Brazil. Advances …

University of Texas Studies Energy Benefits of Algae Fuels
July 23, 2012 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  A recent study at the University of Texas at Austin demonstrates that it is theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow …

Perception vs Reality: The 8 Most Common Biofuels Myths
June 8, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Attacks from the usual opponents are generally in the form of statements that sound vaguely scientific, or fact-based. Often with a scientist in tow. Beware. Not every person in the …

America Needs More “Fiascos” Like Ethanol
October 31, 2011 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  …All of ethanol’s critics share a common flaw when it comes to their claims – they cherry-pick the topics on which they opine and ignore very relevant facts.  The …

Bruce Dale: Michigan State Chemical Engineer Takes a Critical Look at the Pluses and Minuses of Biofuels
August 29, 2011 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Stephen K. Ritter (Chemical & Engineering News)  Bruce E. Dale often plays the role of devil’s advocate not only against the rosy picture of biofuels painted by start-ups and trade associations but also against …

The Energy Return on Investment for Algal Biocrude: Results for a Research Production Facility
July 29, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Colin M. Beal, Robert E. Hebner, Michael E. Webber, Rodney S. Ruoff and A. Frank Seibert  (Bioenergy Research)  This study is an experimental determination of the energy return on investment (EROI) for algal biocrude production at a research …

Biodiesel Achieves 5-to-1 Return on Fossil Energy
July 22, 2011 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(American Soybean Association/Southeast Farm Press)   Newly published research from the University of Idaho and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that for every unit of fossil energy needed to produce biodiesel, the return is …

Ferris: Ethanol from Corn is Net Gain on Energy
August 25, 2010 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(Lansing State Journal)  …A quick response from Tom’s major concern is that, yes, there is a major energy gain in producing corn-grain based ethanol, even though the energy content (BTUs) in pure ethanol (E-100) is only …

Another Brick in the (Blend) Wall: Key Thresholds and Barriers for Biofuels
August 20, 2010 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But even were the US EPA to approve E15 ethanol blending, there are some other significant walls and thresholds to keep in mind.
Here are the Digest’s Top 10.
1. The $60 …