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Year-Round Algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Managing Seasonal Variation in Algae Production, and Reducing Ash
September 26, 2017 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to better manage seasonal variation in algal biomass production, through stabilization to reduce conversion costs, and to reduce ash to increase …

Greenspeed Research + Tires = New World Record
September 22, 2017 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  We Did It!  THE SHORT VERSION   —  With the last borrowed tire and wheel returned to its rightful owner, the Greenspeed Research adventures of Speed Week 2017 came to a …

Moving into Markets: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Engine/Fuel Transformation
September 18, 2017 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to identify and mitigate the challenges of moving new fuels and vehicles into markets.  Including but not limited to: facilitating new …

Eco-Friendly Junk Removal Service cComes to Boise
August 30, 2017 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

(Idaho Press-Tribune)   Junk King, an eco-friendly junk removal service started by local entrepreneurs, will give Boise residents and businesses a way to get rid of waste without hurting the environment.
Local residents Scott Shelvy and George …

DOE: Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve Biomass Preprocessing
August 30, 2017 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory’s bioenergy program have successfully tested an adaptive, intelligence-based control system that increased the reliability of feedstock preprocessing equipment by more than 50 percent. Before feedstocks …

Greenspeed Research Breaks 10-Year World Landspeed Record for Diesel Trucks at the 69th Annual Southern California Timing Association Speed Week Event
August 22, 2017 – 8:19 pm | No Comment

(Greenspeed Research)  Boise, Idaho Non-Profit organization Greenspeed Research (GsR) breaks landspeed record for diesel trucks at a speed of 219.411mph at the 69th Annual Southern California Timing Association Speed Week in Utah.
On August 18th, 2017, driver Dave …

Pacific Ethanol to Add Cellulosic Ethanol Production at Idaho Plant
August 4, 2017 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Catherine Wood and Josh Pedrick (Platts)  Pacific Ethanol plans to add cellulosic ethanol production at its Magic Valley, Idaho, plant and expects US Environmental Protection Agency approval by the end of 2017, the company’s CEO …

In Search of Next-Gen Bioproducts and Fuels, DOE Invests $40M in 4 Bioenergy Research Centers
July 19, 2017 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today (July 17, 2017) announced $40 million in Department of Energy awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs), which …

Responding to Trump: The New Economies of Pittsburgh…and Paris and Paris and Paris
June 5, 2017 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Where Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto joined the mayors of more than 175 cities in a rebel yell that has been heard nationwide since President Trump pulled out of the Paris …

Koehler Letter: Renewable Energy
June 2, 2017 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

by Neil Koehler (Pacific Ethanol/Idaho Statesman) … The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has played a vital role in protecting the environment and American consumers. Without it, oil companies would once again have free rein to limit choices …

CAAFI’s R&D Team SOAP-Jet Webinar Series: INL Presented on the Development of Advanced Feedstock Supply Systems
May 5, 2017 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuel Initiative)  CAAFI’s R&D team continued the Seminars on Alternatives to Petroleum (SOAP)-Jet webinar series on March 24th. This webinar series is intended to provide a forum for members of the alternative …

Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
April 28, 2017 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  At Earth Day Texas 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 38 small businesses that will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV …

Letter: The Truth about Ethanol
March 31, 2017 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Neil Kohler (MagicValley.com/Pacific Ethanol) In his March 26 letter, Mr. Chamberlain went from 100 percent right to 100 percent wrong in just a few short words. As he correctly noted, refiners should not be …

Education Internships at Idaho National Laboratory
March 14, 2017 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Idaho National Laboratory)  As a Department of Energy facility, INL offers a diverse number of paid internship positions to high school, undergraduate and graduate level students. These internship opportunities enable students to collaborate with experienced …

Heard on the Floor: Disruptive Technology, Feedstocks under the Microscope at ABLC 2017’s Opening Day
March 2, 2017 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … While there were big questions, there were big answers, beginning with a panel on The Sustainable Agriculture Imperative. John Pieper from Dupont Industrial Biosciences shared their latest work with …

BETO Announces Launch of Consortium of National Laboratories To Overcome Catalysis Challenges
February 28, 2017 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the launch of its Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio), a research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming …

Makin’ Hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading of Thermochemical Intermediates
February 17, 2017 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To demonstrate an advanced biofuels technology that integrates a catalytic biomass pyrolysis step and a hydroprocessing step to produce infrastructure compatible biofuels, here’s the basic recipe, according to a research …

Pacific Ethanol To Produce Cellulosic Ethanol at Its Madera Plant
February 16, 2017 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Ethanol/Globenews)   Edeniq’s yield-enhancing Pathway Technology will now be installed at two Pacific Ethanol plants  —  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX), a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, and Edeniq, …

MSW as a feedstock: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment
February 5, 2017 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been the big, big problem in biomass deconstruction and cellulosic fuels — the finicky nature of biomass. We’ve learned to get past the main line of cellulosic defenses — …

Researchers Learn How a Bacterium Reduces CO2 in Biofuel Production
December 20, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Kathleen Tuck (Boise State University)  A paper co-authored by Lisa Warner, an assistant research professor in the Biomolecular Research Center, looks at how Clostridium thermocellum breaks down and converts cellulosic biomass to produce biofuels, …

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 …

Webinar: Economic Evaluation of Potential Biorefineries with High-Resolution Decison Support Tools
November 17, 2016 – 8:35 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest)  This talk introduces a web-based decision support tool for biorefinery siting and explores the economic viability of potential biorefinery locations in Chehalis, WA, Dallas, OR, and Hayden,ID.  WATCH VIDEO

Fed Approval Paves Way for Low-Cost Cellulosic Ethanol Production
October 12, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by George Lurie (The Business Journal)  In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton ethanol plant to generate valuable credits by producing cellulosic ethanol with …

Why Poplar Is So Popular: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Poplar Bioconversion
September 13, 2016 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amidst the discussion this week of the future of first-gen and advanced biofuels, and the launch of Hot 40 and Hot 50 voting —  we were intrigued by this slide …

First Things First
September 11, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine)  …  Biomass availability in the U.S. is unlikely to emerge as a bottleneck for industry growth. Our country’s farms and forests, municipal waste and food waste streams are producing vast …

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. …

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 …

Biomass Feed Handling: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Case for innovation
July 21, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical characteristics of the nation’s diverse …

The Library of Bioenergy Feedstocks: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Idaho National Lab’s Feedstock Repository and Tools
June 20, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioenergy Feedstock Library is a physical sample repository and database for physical, chemical and conversion performance characteristics of biomass feedstock.
The library provides tools to store, record, track, retrieve, and analyze data to help …

The SynBio Foundry: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide
May 27, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Ames National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Idaho National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, …

The Future of Bioenergy Is in This Book-less Library
May 10, 2016 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by  Cory Hatch (Renewable Energy World)  The Bioenergy Feedstock Library contains no books. What it does contain is information about biomass — organic material such as corn stover, switchgrass, wood chips and wheat straw. Nearly …

University of Tennessee Center Continues Efforts to Develop Low-Cost Biofuels and Bio-Based Products
April 4, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(AZO CleanTech)  A few years ago, petroleum-based products, including gasoline, were not available at affordable prices, unlike the case today. However, the prices are likely to return to the same level in the coming years.
Due …

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 …

Meeting the California Low Carbon Challenge
February 22, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eighty-nine ethanol producers west of the Mississippi River prepare for the revised LCFS.  … After a couple of years in limbo due to challenges to the Low Carbon Fuel …

E85 Retrofit Project: Getting Started, Choosing a Retrofit Kit
January 18, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Once we decided to go forward with the E85 conversion, Bob Kozak researched options for retrofitting my bright yellow 2002 Ford Focus ZX3.  He decided that the kit offered …

New Biofuels Could Cut Emissions and Preserve Land Used to Grow Food
January 13, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Nathan Collins (Pacific Standard)  Researchers combine ecological and economic models to examine the benefits of growing grass as fuel.  —  … Fortunately, corn isn’t the only source of ethanol—in particular, there are perennial grasses like …

Walking the Walk in Advanced Biofuels USA’s “E30 and Beyond Retrofitted” Focus
December 9, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Here at Advanced Biofuels USA we’ve been banging the drum for E30 for a number of years. Equal fuel mileage, better performance, you know the facts.
Well, all that …

Ten States Impose EV Flat Fees; Georgia Is Highest
December 3, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

by Danny King (AutoBlog)  Washington, Colorado, Virginia And Oregon Also On Growing List  —   These fees were put into place in order to offset the revenue shortfall from more fuel efficient vehicles, electrified powertrains, …

Whole Crop Utilization: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Idaho National Laboratory’s BioEnergy Program
November 24, 2015 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  INL’s program aims to overcome key technical barriers facing the U.S. bioenergy industry by systematically researching, characterizing, modeling, demonstrating, and harnessing the physical and chemical characteristics of the nation’s diverse …

Fueling Our Future, from Wood to Wing
October 29, 2015 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Pearl (US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. airline carriers collectively used more than 16 billion gallons of jet fuel in 2014. Given growing concerns over energy independence and the environment, commercial airlines are looking for …

New BETO Fact Sheets Profile the Emerging Bioeconomy by State
October 29, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  How is funding from BETO a part of the emerging bioeconomy in some states? Find out with our new state fact sheets. For select states, these fact sheets give information about …

Three Sustainability Tools Are Enhancing Environmental Benefits of Biofuels
October 28, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Kristen Johnson and Alicia Moulton  (U.S. Department of Energy)  At the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re actively working to develop the advanced biofuels industry in a way that leads to positive impacts and …

Test Plots of Poplar Trees May Hold Key to Bio-Fuels Development
September 21, 2015 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

by Eric Mortenson (Capital Press)  The recent drop in oil prices put the brakes on biofuel production, but industry insiders believe in the long-term promise of the technology. — It’s like leasing ground to the future. On …

Poplar Trees Are Best Bet for Biofuel in UW-Led Research Project
September 8, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Ma (University of Washington Today)  Groves of poplar trees could one day fuel our vehicles and be the source of chemicals that we use in our daily lives.  A five-year, $40 million study …

Greenspeed Aims to Debut Biodiesel Trophy Truck at Baja 1000
September 1, 2015 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(KMVT)  A Boise based non–profit called Greenspeed Research is racing to build a biodiesel trophy truck to compete in the Baja 1000.  Greenspeed Research was born out of a student club at Boise State.  They …

Alaska Airlines Partners with NARA on Alternative Jet Fuels
August 25, 2015 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Jesse Sokolow (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, or NARA, that is aimed at furthering the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from leftover …

Poplars Considered as New Source of Biofuel
August 18, 2015 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The Advanced Hardwood Biofuels (AHB) Northwest Project is hoping to build the world’s first biorefinery for trees.  Other trees often grown for harvest, such as Douglas fir and red cedar take 50 years …

Surplus Biodiesel Equipment Scheduled for Online Auction Ending on Tuesday, August 18
July 22, 2015 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(Maas Companies)  Maas Companies will auction surplus Biodiesel Process Equipment on Tuesday, August 18  via a timed online auction.  The equipment is located at 6683 Cow Creek in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  Maas Companies specializes in …

Neighbors Come out in Opposition of Proposed Ethanol Plant near Caldwell
May 4, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Torrie Cope (Idaho Press-Tribune)  Residents who live in the area of Lower Pleasant Ridge Road fear that a proposed ethanol plant could lower their property values, spoil their views and bring unwanted traffic, noise …

New Study Highlights Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil Yields of 17-27% from Cellulosic Feedstocks
April 27, 2015 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, a new study released in the journal Energy & Fuels is providing the first, fully integrated assessment of common feedstocks from the field to refinery-ready crude fuel, …

OriginOil Joins Idaho National Laboratory In Project Proving Algae For Biofuels
February 6, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil) Disinfection capabilities of OriginOil technology may help make giant open-air ponds feasible for large-scale fuels production
OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of …

Backers Say Factory Will Buy $26 Million from Farm Sector
December 30, 2014 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  The head of a proposed ethanol and food-processing facility near Greenleaf, Idaho, says the plant would purchase $26 million worth of farm commodities from Idaho farmers each year. He also …

$3M Grant Supports Bioenergy Development
December 22, 2014 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

(State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry)   Work focuses on making renewable feedstocks more affordable
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded up to $3 million to the SUNY College of Environmental …

Ethanol Facility Proposed in Southwestern Idaho
December 3, 2014 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Sean Ellis (Capital Press)  A proposed ethanol facility in Southwestern Idaho would convert barley and tubers into fuel. It’s not the first ethanol facility proposed in the Treasure Valley and two others have failed to …

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel
December 3, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers across the nation to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more …

Biofuels Initiative Shifts Gears
November 21, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Don Jenkins  (Capital Press)  Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is three years into a five-year, $40 million project to produce a green alternative to petroleum fuel.
… Three years into a five-year, $40 million program, a …

Close, But No Cigar: Greenspeed Truck Apparent Record-Breaker Doesn’t Count
November 20, 2014 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

from a note from Mike Shipman (Blue Planet Photography, LLC) The Greenspeed truck broke their previous El Mirage record of 155mph with a run of 156.182 mph on Sunday, the second day of racing. But …

Cornstalks Aren’t Just for Scarecrows Anymore
November 20, 2014 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Reanna Trudell and Daniel Adams (US Department of Energy) …  Our scientists have identified corn stover, which includes the corn plant’s stalks, husks, cobs, and leaves, as a plentiful and reliable feedstock for producing bioenergy. The …

Harvesting Poplar to Fuel Green Energy
November 19, 2014 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Patricia Townsend (Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest)  Fall is harvest season and kicks off AHB’s first harvest of hybrid poplar for bioenergy.  The Jefferson, Oregon and Hayden, Idaho demonstration sites were both harvested at the end …

4 Minutes With…Sam Yenne, CEO, Maverick Synfuels
October 15, 2014 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Maverick Synfuels is about converting low value feedstocks into petroleum replacing chemicals and fuels. What makes Maverick unique is our Spoke and Hub deployment model. First we focus on …

Stover Pellets Pack in the Pounds
October 1, 2014 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pelletizing corn stover offers some tantalizing prospects. Where it is virtually impossible to load a truck to maximum weight with bales, one could with pellets. The densification process …

John Deere and Hillco Technologies Introduce Single Pass Round Bale System
August 25, 2014 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(John Deere)  Hillco Technologies, Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. The Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System …

Grants Help Develop Sorghum Feedstock Program in California
August 22, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Now, grant money has been awarded to three California ethanol plants to develop a sorghum feedstock program. Calgren Renewable Fuels, Aemetis Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Inc. each received a $3 million matching grant …

Cellulosic Ethanol Deemed Good Fit in Idaho
July 9, 2014 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press)   IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — As the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plants open in the U.S. this year, energy experts say Idaho is well positioned to follow the leaders with a small facility that …

Next Generation Scientists Dallas Hanks Memorial Fund
June 30, 2014 – 11:33 am | No Comment

(The National Biodiesel Foundation) Brimming with visionary ideas, plant scientist and biofuels innovator Dallas Hanks had a knack for bringing stakeholders together to pursue a bigger picture. This treasured member of our biodiesel family succumbed to …

Universities Receive $10M to Study Biofuels
December 26, 2013 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Martiin Kidston (Missoulian)  If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of fuel could 42 million acres of dead and dying forests produce?
Funded by a $10 million …

Hot Sugar! Sweetwater Energy to Supply Pacific Ethanol with Industrial Sugars for Cellulosic Ethanol
December 20, 2013 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Sweetwater Energy and Pacific Ethanol announced a project to supply customized industrial sugars for the production of cellulosic ethanol. The agreement supports the construction of a cellulosic …

Forfieted Idaho Beet Sugar Used for Ethanol
December 6, 2013 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by John O’Connell (Capital Press) Ethanol plants in Idaho, Oregon and California are making ethanol from beet sugar forfeited by Amalgamated Sugar Co.
Pacific Ethanol plants in Burley, Boardman, Ore., and Stockton, Calif., have started making ethanol …

Feds Launch CSU-Run Research into Tapping Forests for Liquid Fuel
November 8, 2013 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Bruce Finley (Denver Post)   The federal government is launching a $10 million, five-year project to tap overgrown and beetle-ravaged Western U.S. forests as a new source of non-oil liquid fuel that could power cars, …

Innovation in Feedstock Transport, Testing
November 5, 2013 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In August, Ernest Moniz, secretary for the U.S. DOE, announced more than $22 million in new investments to develop a more efficient feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels, in …

Energy Department Announces Investment to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels
July 2, 2013 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Following last week’s rollout of President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and …

Pretreated Biomass for Food and Fuel
July 2, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Susanne REtka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bruce Dale urges careful thought about energy and agriculture.
A 1-ton-per-day pilot facility on the campus of Michigan State University geared up this spring to produce pretreated biomass for …

New Cab in Boise Will Run on French Fry Oil
April 30, 2013 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Glen Beeby (KBOI2.com)  …Recab will soon have older model Mercedes Benz cars that have been converted to run on bio-diesel. One of the owners James Orr got the idea from his love of vintage …

USDA Grants Support Sustainable Bioenergy Production
December 17, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help …

$10M Grant Will Fund Research into Biofuel-Based Economic Development
October 16, 2012 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Pennsylvania State University)  The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by utilizing marginal and abandoned land to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses and fast-growing woody plants.
That’s the goal of …

Primus Green Energy Serves as Industry Collaborator in $10 Million USDA-Funded Research and Education Project
October 16, 2012 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(Primus Green Energy)  New Northeast Consortium Tasked With Developing Perennial Biomass Feedstock Production Systems
As part of its continued effort to drive the commercialization of alternative fuels, Primus Green Energy Inc. an alternative fuel company based …

International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: Biomass without Borders: Lessons from International Ventures
August 15, 2012 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

By Liliana Diaz (Navigant Consulting) Opening with the report on repeated failure of a biomass based Idaho power company’s ability to meet delivery deadlines because of the non-reliable source of fuel, Diaz effectively made her …

Cenusa Bioenergy Receives $25 Million Grant from USDA
March 26, 2012 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Madsen (IowaStateDaily.com)  The Iowa State University-led Cenusa Bioenergy project works to develop a biofuel with both a Midwestern and environmental focus.
Through a five-year, $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National …

The World’s Fastest Vehicle Fueled by Vegetable Oil Showcased at DC Auto Show
January 26, 2012 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak and Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dave Schenker, founder and president of  the Greenspeed club came to the DC Auto Show to showcase the 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup, modified by Boise …

Iowa State University-Led Group Awarded $25 Million Grant for Land Use, Biofuel Production Study
January 19, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  Now, an Iowa State University-based study over the next five years will examine whether a single, coordinated production system can address all of these concerns while making profits for producers.
A multi-state, interdisciplinary …

OriginOil and Department of Energy to Develop Direct Conversion of Algae into Renewable Crude Oil for Existing Oil Refineries
January 16, 2012 – 10:43 am | No Comment

(OriginOil)  Company partners with Idaho National Laboratory to enable algae growers to enter the global crude oil market
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an emerging leader in the …

OriginOil Enters Joint Venture to Develop Biorefineries for U.S. Department of Defense Biofuels Programs
December 27, 2011 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(OriginOil)  JV receives preliminary funding commitment of $4.5 million to carry out bankable feasibility studies
OriginOil, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an emerging leader in the global algae oil …

Feedstock Solutions: Researchers, Members of Industry Unite to Report on Feedstock Densification
October 31, 2011 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Approximately 100 professionals working in the feedstock and biorefining sectors recently met at Idaho National Laboratory to participate in a U.S. DOE-funded workshop. …“Our objective was to broaden the view …

OriginOil to Collaborate with DOE on Algae Feedstock Standard
September 22, 2011 – 6:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  OriginOil, Inc. has announced it will begin to work with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory to develop standards for converting biomass, including algae, into biofuels and other products.
…One of the Program’s …

Crapo, Udall Introduce Bill to Level Playing Field for Advanced Biofuels
September 19, 2011 – 7:32 am | No Comment

(Senator Mike Crapo)  Would make renewable fuels standard more “technology neutral”
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)and Tom Udall (D-NM)recently introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would help level the playing field for advanced biofuels like …

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest
May 5, 2011 – 11:26 am | No Comment

(Climate Solutions)  Alaska Airlines, The Boeing Company, Port of Seattle, Port of Portland, Spokane International Airport, and Washington State University have initiated a strategic stakeholder process to develop a “Flight Path” (action plan)  to produce …

Senators Introduce Bill to End Ethanol Subsidies, Import Tariff
May 4, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg)  …Senators Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said the 45-cent credit, which is given to oil refiners for each gallon of ethanol they blend with gasoline, was unjustified …

Ethanol-Powered Plane Takes Us Up Before Airshow Performance
March 24, 2011 – 8:29 am | No Comment

by Chad Mira  (WJHG)  If you’ve seen a few unusual-looking aircraft in the skies, there’s a good chance they’re here for this weekend’s Tyndall Gulf Coast Salute to freedom airshow. One of those here for …

New Owner Has Big Plans for Former Ethanol Plant
March 1, 2011 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(Chron/AP)  A Houston company that has assumed ownership of a former ethanol plant in southern Idaho intends to develop and diversify the site for production of natural gas, alternative fuels and a key product used …