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2019 Energy Innovation Seed Grant Announcement

(University of Maryland)  The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) is focused on translating university energy research into new clean energy companies in the State of Maryland and thus simultaneously benefiting

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

How Maryland Is Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay: LiveBIG 2018-19

(BTN Live BIG) With a specially-built algae growth system, University of Maryland researchers are scrubbing excess nutrients from Chesapeake Bay waters, a process that will help restore oxygen levels in the

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available

(Georgetown Climate Center)  In November 2017, member jurisdictions from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) began a public conversation inviting stakeholder input on the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of a modern, low-carbon transportation

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Washington State Voters Reject Carbon Tax

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Voters in Washington state on Tuesday rejected a proposed carbon tax that would have been the first such levy in the nation. The policy would have been an

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Presentations Available from the Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Anaerobic Digestion Maryland and the Northeast US Experience

(University of Maryland)  Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Anaerobic Digestion Maryland and the Northeast US Experience Topics •Anaerobic Digestion: Where We Are Today •Digester Systems in the Northeast–Successful Case Studies

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

A Superior Value: A Workshop in Anerobic Digestion

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA) October 2, 2018, Annapolis, Maryland. Inside the Doubletree Inn,  it was as hectic as the traffic on Route 50.  Eightyfive paid attendees were gathering,

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

A Bird’s Eye View of Bioenergy

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo (MABEX) was held on September 12 and 13 at the Convene at CityView in Philadelphia, Pa. The Mid-Atlantic

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

California Urges Trump Administration to Abandon Fuel Rule Plan

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Partner to Form Point Breeze Renewable Energy

(Philadelphia Energy Solutions)  RNG Energy Solutions (RNG Energy) and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC (PES) announced today that they have completed and executed several contracts including a long-term renewable

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Maryland Listening Session for Clean Transportation Charts Course For Regional Initiative To Reduce Motor Vehicle Pollution

(Sierra Club Maryland Chapter)  Leading environmental, scientific, community, business and labor organizations working to advance clean transportation in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast States assembled today in Largo, Maryland for a meeting organized

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Maryland Seeks Applicants for Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Funding DEADLINE December 31, 2018

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  From July 1 through Dec. 31, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting applications for its competitive Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP). The program is designed to

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Anti-Fossil Fuel Candidates Come out Winners in Party Primaries

by Mark Hand (ThinkProgress)  Democratic nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of the most ambitious climate plans.  —  An impressive list of anti-fossil fuel and pro-climate action candidates won party primaries on Tuesday

June 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Georgetown Climate Center and Northeast States Listen to Public’s Ideas about Future of Transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Recently, the Georgetown Climate Center facilitated the third in a series of Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Sessions designed to “(cast) a broader net

June 28, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Yosemite Sam of the Microbial World, Hot Rodded Lichen, BYO Nitrogen, The Microbial Marx Brother, Sexy Hexy and More: The DOE Delves into New Orgamsism for Fuels & Chems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The meanest, nastiest, ornierest, heat-seeking organism ever found that munches biomass and other microbes that got a booster via the DOE’s $40M grants for advanced microbes

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Grants Hood $100,000 for Biofuels Project

(Hood College)  The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Hood College Professor of Biology Craig Laufer $100,000 over an 18-month period to fund research and development of cost-effective biofuels. Successful

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Leaders in Advanced Diesel Technology Outline Innovations to Deliver Cargo and Cleaner Air

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … The other thing you’re looking at with renewable diesel – since it is diesel fuel – you don’t have a lot of logistical handling problems that you

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Rutter’s as Newest E15 Retailer

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy and Pennsylvania-based Rutter’s announced that the convenience store chain will begin selling E15 – a fuel with 15 percent biofuel – at seven of its locations

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

California And 16 Other States Are Suing Trump To Stop Him Destroying Emissions Standards

by Raphael Orlove (Jalopnik)  Our emissions standards are probably the biggest booster to automotive performance in the past half century, making our cars not only more eco-friendly but more powerful, too. Trump has

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

States to Sue EPA over Failure to Enforce Landfill Gas Rules

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A coalition led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources board has announced plans to sue the U.S. EPA over its failure

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Extravaganza Sponsors Provide Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Challenges

by Ryan Block (Leaders in Energy)  At the fourth annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) on February 23, 2018, attendees learned about the types of

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Syngas, the New Jet Fuel — Stinky Nappies and Coffee Cups

by Mark Hookham (The Sunday Times)  … However, old nappies are to be used — along with other non-recyclable waste such as meal packaging and takeaway coffee cups — to power British

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas Waste-to-Energy Plant Proposed for Jessup

by  Lorraine Mirabella (Baltimore Sun)  An Italian company that operates waste-to-energy plants around the world plans to build its first U.S. facility in Jessup near dozens of food distribution businesses

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

IBBR to Investigate How to Protect Poplar from Disease

(University of Maryland IBBR/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

9 States Buck the Trump Administration and Move Forward with a Price on Carbon Pollution

by Natasha Geiling (ThinkProgress)  Currently only one state in the country has an economy-wide cap on carbon. These states want to change that  —  Lawmakers from nine states announced on Wednesday that they

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Cash out of Trash: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Fiberight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fiberight is a privately held company founded in 2007 with current operations in Virginia, Maryland and Iowa. The company focuses on transforming post-recycled municipal solid wastes

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

High-Tech Waste-to-Energy Facility Set to Open in May

by Alex Acquisto (Bangor Daily News)  The company behind a state-of-the-art solid waste disposal facility in Hampden designed to convert trash into biofuel has secured enough funding to begin operations in May. Craig

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Northeast States Tap the Gas Pump for Carbon Emissions Cuts

by Gerald B. Silverman (Bloomberg)  Motor fuel could be the next target for controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast, as seven states that have already clamped down on power plants

January 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

From Algae Blooms to Algae Oil: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Manta Biofuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The promise is this: Manta could one day skim algae right off of the Chesapeake Bay and convert it into oil, simultaneously cleaning up deadly algae

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Charting a Cellulosic Path — Enzyme Advances Hold Promise in Corn Ethanol

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Cellulosic technology companies have invested time and millions of dollars to explore ways to convert biomass into cellulosic ethanol for the better part of

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Bay Program Office Fiscal Year 2018 Request for Proposals for Support for both the Small Watershed and the Innovative and Nutrient Sediment Reduction Grant Programs

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a request for proposals (RFP) for supporting both the: 1. Small Watershed Grants (SWG) program;

November 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Governors Announce New Collaboration to Reduce Transportation Emissions

(Union of Concerned Scientistst)  Statement by Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists  —  Leading environmental, health, scientific and business organizations today applauded the announcement by seven states and Washington, D.C. of plans

November 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Tire Trash-to-Cash in the Aussie Outback

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There are no tires in Nevertire because Green Distillation Technologies, some 20 clicks up the road in Warren, is operating its Destructive Distillation technology at pilot scale and

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

From Seed … to Sky: Delmarva Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project Summary Published

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has added a summary of the findings of its USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Volunteers Needed for Maryland Science Bowl Competition on Jan. 13

(Montgomery College)  Montgomery College will again host the Maryland High School Science Bowl Competition for 2018 on Jan. 13 at the Rockville Campus. The winner of this regional competition advances

November 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Energy Awards University of New England $1,321,039 to Develop New Technologies for Seaweed Production

(University of New England)  The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of New England was awarded a three-year, nationally competitive research grant for $1,321,039 from DOE’s

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

J. Craig Venter Institute-led Team Awarded 5-year, $10.7 M Grant from U.S. Department of Energy to Optimize Metabolic Networks in Diatoms, Enabling Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts

(Synbiobeta)  Research builds on a series of recent landmark studies, at JCVI, which have led to transformative new methodology for synthetic biology and functional genomics  —  Scientists, led by the J. Craig

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

FY18 Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program

(Maryland Energy Administration)  The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is excited to announce the opening of the FY18 Animal Waste to Energy Grant Program (AWE Grant Program). MEA has made $3,500,000 available in two Areas of Interest

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (September 20, 2017), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy solicitation is best market for economic viability of project followed

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA: Thumbs-up to ‘Energy Beet’ Idea

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The Environmental Protection Agency predicted it might take six months to do an initial evaluation of “energy beets” for their environmental footprint as a feedstock for

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Special Report: How Engineers Are Preparing for Sea-Level Rise

by Pam Radtke Russell (Engineering News Record)  From Seattle to Cape Cod, see what’s being done at 18 different locations  —  … In this special report, Engineering News-Record’s team of

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

National Study Puts Timeline on Impact of Sea-Level Rise in Maryland and Virginia

by Joe Heim (The Washington Post)   On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, rising seawater levels and chronic flooding threaten to disrupt daily life, damage homes and businesses, and swallow land in

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Published Study Identifies When Hundreds of Coastal Communities Will Face Inundation, Possible Retreat

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Meeting Paris Agreement Goals Could Spare Many Communities from This Fate  —  More than 90 U.S. communities already face chronic inundation from rising seas caused by

July 12, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels Can Benefit the Environment if Managed Correctly

(Phys.Org/Michigan State University)  Could cellulosic biofuels – or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood – become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Two PA Companies Partner to Fuel Economy

(Gant News)  Pennsylvania Grain Processing Corn Merchandiser, Brian Kelly, was a little doubtful four years ago when he first approached Sheetz Inc. about selling new blends of ethanol at its

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Court Upholds State Environmental Permits for Controversial Fiberight Waste Plant

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The decision by a Superior Court justice marks the end of the Fiberight project’s last legal battle and one of its major hurdles.  —  A

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Maryland Grain Producers Promote E15 across Mid-Atlantic

(Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board has launched a four-month ethanol advertising campaign in the Mid-Atlantic. This includes postcards, bus, video, internet and

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Exploring The Symbiotic Relationship of Lichens Could Make For Better Biofuel Production

(Biofuels Journal)  Researchers at John Hopkins University, USA, have created artificial lichens using bacteria and yeast that are capable of producing materials for biofuels directly from sunlight and CO2. The

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Study: Climate Change May Hurt Nation’s Agricultural Productivity

by Amy Mayer (Iowa Public Radio) The agriculture sector needs to ramp up its response to climate change, especially in the Midwest, according to a new study published in the Proceedings

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Hood College Receives almost $2 Million Endowment for Biofuels Professor

by Allen Etzler (Frederick News Post)  A near $2 million endowment will be used to help Hood College continue developing its biology department and build collaborations with the biotech industry.

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Biotech Firm to Produce Renewable Fuel in New Office Space

by Emily Witty (MD Biz News)  … (Ryan) Powell and his business partner Onur Unal are the founders of Manta Biofuel, a Baltimore-based biotechnology firm producing renewable crude oil through the

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Who’s Still Fighting Climate Change? The U.S. Military

by Laura Parker (National Geographic)  Ten times a year, the Naval Station Norfolk floods. The entry road swamps. Connecting roads become impassable. Crossing from one side of the base to the

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore energy beet project proved to attract many visitors

January 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Farmers Can Help Clean up the Chesapeake

by Chip Bowling (U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance/Washington Post)  I consider myself an environmentalist, a conservationist and a farmer. This is an identity I share with many farmers in the

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Business America Highlights Advanced Biofuels USA in Planet Green Section

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Global Business America, part of Global Business Publishing, highlighted Advanced Biofuels USA’s study of the feasibility of an energy beet project for the Eastern

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Maryland’s TEDCO Funds 19 Technology Start ups Including Algae Crude Producer

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, the state’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that 19 companies have received over $1.9 million in funding from the organization’s Seed Investment

December 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Small Farm Conference–A Seriously Knowledge-Intensive Activity on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “I want to make this land productive again,” was a common refrain at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 13th Annual Small Farm Conference

November 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ghost Forests: How Rising Seas Are Killing Southern U.S. Woodlands

by Roger Real Drouin (Yale Environment 360)  A steady increase in sea levels is pushing saltwater into U.S. wetlands, killing trees from Florida to as far north as New Jersey. But

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Sheetz And The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Bring Cleaner Burning Fuel To Virginia

(Sheetz/PR Newswire)  Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, Sheetz completes its 10th E85/E15 refueling station in Virginia  —   Sheetz, one of

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

On the Acetic Prowl: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Green Plains-Fleishmann Acquisition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a $250 million transaction this month, including working capital, Green Plains acquired Fleischmann’s Vinegar, financed with

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Beets Provide Wealth for the Shore and Fuel the World?

by Jeremy Cox (DelmarvaNow)  …   The beet plants bred by his (Frank Turano’s) company, meanwhile, appear to be largely free

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy Displays Military Use of Biofuels and Great Green Fleet at Commissioning of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Electricity.  When describing the USS Zumwalt, which was commissioned in Baltimore Harbor Saturday, the

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Studies Link Biofuel Demand, Habitat Loss

by Brad Rich (Coastal Review Online)  As the U.S. and other countries have ramped up development of bio-energy as an alternative

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Ag Field Days Are Always about Learning–We Were So Sure, Then We Found We Were Wrong!

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The purpose of Ag Field Days, education, goes both ways.  Those doing demonstrations and

October 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Sky’s the Limit on Navy’s Biofuel Focus

by Bill Loveless (USA Today)  … Biofuels are not new for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, which have been

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Several Bioenergy Projects Receive SBIR Funding

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy Tests 100-Percent Advanced Biofuel

by Andrea Watters (Naval Aviation News)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Successfully Powers EA-18 Super-Hornet Surveillance Aircraft

(Sputnik News)  The US Navy successfully tested a new advanced biofuel this month on a Boeing EA-18 “Green Growler” aircraft,

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Turning Beets to BioFuel on Delmarva

by Todd Karli  (WBOC)  …  A group of students and scientists are exploring the idea that sugar beets, what they’re calling

September 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Sky’s the Limit on Navy’s Biofuel Focus

by Bill Loveless (USA Today)  U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has made alternative energy a top priority since taking office

September 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Important

by Jay Douthit  (Kent County Farm Bureau/My Eastern Shore) To the editor: The Kent County Farm Bureau stands with the Maryland Farm Bureau

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Sell E15 by Any Other Name

by  Samantha Oller (CSP Daily News)  Have I got a fuel for you!  It is higher octane than E10, giving

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant for Feasibility Study of Eastern Shore Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project

For Immediate Release, September 7, 2016:  Frederick, Maryland — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 to Advanced Biofuels

September 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

As Sea Levels Rise, 1.9 Million U.S. Homes Could Be Underwater By 2100

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Boating on Biofuels

by Chip Bowling (Capital Gazette/National Corn Growers Association) Letter to Editor:  As a boater from Southern Maryland, I read Chris Dollar’s

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between,

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Grant to Result in More Ethanol Refueling Stations

by Bruce Hotchkiss (The Delmarva Farmer)  A $5 million grant from the USDA is providing the financial foundation for the

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) Funding Opportunity Enrollment Open

(Maryland Energy Administration)  The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) is intended to aid in the development of public access, alternative

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Maryland Launches AFV Incentive, Infrastructure Programs

(NGT News)  The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) says that it is now accepting applications for the Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 U.S. Military Sites: Study

by Valerie Volcovici (Reuters)  Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military

August 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fiberight Project Wins State Permits, but Controversy Still Abounds

by Madeline St. Amour (CentralMaine.com)  The Department of Environmental Protection issued the permits after finding no ‘credible, conflicting technical information’

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Governors Tout E30

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Three U.S. States Plan Lawsuits over Volkswagen Diesel Pollution

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Three U.S. states plan to unveil new lawsuits against Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) on Tuesday tied to

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Manta Biofuel Awarded $1 Million from DOE

(Algae Industry Magazine) Manta Biofuel, of Bethesda, Maryland has won a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Research Assesses AD’s Ability to Remove Drugs, Germs from Manure

by Charlotte Hsu (University at Buffalo/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to

June 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Biofuels Be Part of the Future for “Delmarva: A Region of Possibilities”?

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Don’t come to listen, come to act.”  That’s what the invitation from the Rural

May 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

CAB-Comm Final Report Documents Accomplishments from Six Years of Algal Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

FY 2017 MAERDAF Now Open for Applications

(Rural Maryland Council)  Established in 2000, the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) offers important financial support

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Maryland Publishes Study: Considering the Cost of Clean: Americans on Energy, Air Quality and Climate

(University of Maryland Program for Public Consultation) … To find out what Americans would recommend when given facts and arguments, the

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Double-Win “Algal Turf Scrubbers” Help to Clean Up Baltimore Harbor and Fuel Cars

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Algal Turf Scrubbers’ Help Clean Baltimore Harbor, Fuel Cars

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Delivers Greenhouse Gas Reductions Targets for Maryland

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Legislation signed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday will seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Company Plans Expansion to Fort Pierce

by Keona Gardner  (TCPalm)   … Indian River Bio Diesel is seeking city approval to operate a plant that would process

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Cardin and Delaney: Clean Energy Rising

by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Md. 6th) (The Hill) … Closer to home, the Chesapeake Bay communities

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

A Model of State and Federal Biofuel Policy: Feasibility Assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Adam Christensen, Benjamin Hobbs (Science Direct/Applied Energy)  Biofuel policy is under near constant review at both the federal and

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Buses to Power Maryland’s Transit Future

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Maryland Approves Nearly $100 Million for New Clean Diesel Buses  —  The Maryland Transit Administration is now

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

E85 Retrofit Project: Getting Started, Choosing a Retrofit Kit

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Once we decided to go forward with the E85 conversion, Bob Kozak researched options

January 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Garrett County Board Mulls Gas Drilling Restrictions near Deep Creek Lake

(Associated Press/Frederick News Post)  The Garrett County Commissioners are considering a Deep Creek Lake watershed management plan that would restrict

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Electrofuels Update: Patent Granted for CO2-to-Gasoline Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,217,161for a process to

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Fiberight Announces Major Investor during Trash Group’s Meeting

by Dawn Gagnon (Bangor Daily News)  Members of the group representing the trash-disposal interests of nearly 200 Maine towns were

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Change Could Leave Chesapeake Bay Island Uninhabitable in 50 Years

by Oilver Milman (The Guardian)  Effects of sea level rise hit close to home for Americans as US army corps

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Walking the Walk in Advanced Biofuels USA’s “E30 and Beyond Retrofitted” Focus

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Here at Advanced Biofuels USA we’ve been banging the drum for E30 for

December 9, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

You, Too, Can Have a FlexFuel Vehicle (or, Your Favorite Car Can Go Vegetarian)

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Since retrofitting a 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 to a FlexFuel vehicle in mid-November, we

December 8, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Electric Cars Can’t Take the Cold

by Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  Batteries generate power less efficiently as temperatures drop.  —  … The trouble is, except for Oregon, none of

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Patent Awarded for Cellulose-Digesting Bacteria that Make Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, The US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Pelosi to Obama: Boost U.S. Biofuels Program ahead of Paris Talks

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and three other lawmakers are pressing President Barack Obama not

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Virginia and Maryland Awarded Nearly $5 Million in Federal Funds to Install Ethanol Pumps

(Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe)  Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today (October 29, 2015) that Virginia, in partnership with Maryland, was

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Urbanna High School Environmental Science Classes Share Insights about Biofuels

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Education encompasses a core part of Advanced Biofuels USA’s mission.  We meet this is

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Featured in Frederick County, Maryland Sustainability Newsletter

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Frederick County, Maryland, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) featured local nonprofit Advanced Biofuels USA in

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund Invests $150,000 in Manta Biofuel

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute/PR Newswire) The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund has invested $150,000 into Manta Biofuel LLC, a company that

October 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Aemetis Distilled Biodiesel Solves India’s Unhealthy Air Quality

(CNN Money/Market Watch/Aemetis)  New Delhi Has the Worst Air Pollution in the World — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Algenol on Mission to Change World

by Casey Logan (News-Press)  … (Algenol CEO Paul) Woods isn’t on the mission alone. Algenol employs more than 200 people in

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Invests $100M in Renewable Fuel Pumps: The Deep Dive into Who Got What, and How the Landscape Shifts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  USDA announces state finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Will it move the needle? The

September 14, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure

September 10, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Propose 2nd Law of Thermodynamics-Based Process to Select and Develop Microorganisms for Optimal Biofuel Production

(Green Car Congress)  Researchers at the University of Maryland are proposing a new process to isolate and to direct the

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Plant Sensory Systems Forms Subsidiary Company, Just Beets LLC

(Plant Sensory Systems)  Just Beets LLC to Sell Plant Sensory Systems’ Proprietary Beet Seeds  —  Plant Sensory Systems, LLC (PSS)

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Poultry Industry Critical of O’Malley’s Stance on Biofuel

by John Fritze (Baltimore Sun)  … Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is winning

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

21st Century Farming: Local Farms Consider Generating Energy

by Sylvia Carignan (Frederick News Post) The future of Frederick County agriculture sits in a plastic tank in a dusty, cow-scented

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

UMD Program Approves 15 Technology Product Development Projects Teaming Maryland Companies With System Faculty — Four Aquaculture Projects Highlight Round

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute )  The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)

July 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged

by Paul Driessen (Town Hall) … The tale of Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) reveals an equally disgusting aspect of

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

O’Malley: EPA Should Back Off Lowering Ethanol Requirement

by Grant Rodgers (Des Moines Register)  Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley strongly backed renewable fuel producers on Thursday, calling on

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

WTHU Focuses on Advanced Biofuels in “Eye on Our Community” Call-In Show

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the foot of the presidential Catoctin Mountain retreat, Advanced Biofuels USA’s executive director,

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Morgan State Professor Produces Energy from Waste and Receives $100,000 Maryland Innovation Award

(Morgan State)  CycloBurn Combustion System™ Provides Relief to Poultry Farmers and Protects Environment Morgan State University professor and lab director

June 30, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Martin O’Malley: Zero out Fossil Fuels by 2050

Martin O’Malley (USA Today) … New technologies now put an independent clean energy future decidedly within our reach as a nation.

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

How Europe’s Climate Policies Led to More U.S. Trees Being Cut Down

by Joby Warrick (The Washington Post)  … Soaring demand for this woody fuel has led to the construction of more than

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Let’s Talk About It: Biofuels — 2015 Summer Mondays: August 31 — Frederick, MD

  Let’s Talk About It: Biofuels —  2015 Summer Mondays:  August 31 — Frederick, MD

At the Frederick County Public Library in Frederick, Maryland, Advanced Biofuels USA executive director, Joanne Ivancic, will present a 3-part discussion series

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson: Use Oil Subsidies to Build Ethanol Pumps

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  In his first trip to Iowa as an official presidential candidate, Republican Ben Carson

May 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Another Biofuels Production Technology Heads to the Fracking Hills for Development: KmX Chemical Corp Looks to Fracking Industry for Business

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Another in our series of stories about promising technologies applicable to the development of

May 8, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Quantifying the Emissions from a Large Ethanol Refinery

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)  Refining ethanol may release more of some pollutants than burning it in vehicles.    After

May 8, 2015 Read Full Article

AgEnergy USA, Perdue Farms Partner on Clean Bay Biogas Project

by Megan Greenwalt (Waste 360) … Anaerobic digester developer AgEnergy USA and Perdue Farms, a major chicken processing company based in Salisbury,

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Driving Sustainable Agriculture through Improved Qualities in Eucalyptus and Poplar Trees

(Intreson/PR NewsWire)    Intrexon and FuturaGene Collaborate to Develop Unique Attributes and Agronomic Properties in Significant Plant Species Intrexon Corporation

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Trash-to-Biofuel Takes New Turn in Marion

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  No one has claimed that making biofuel out of garbage is as simple as tossing

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Raises Possible Link between Gas Drilling and Radon Levels

by Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips  (StateImpactNPR.org)  Radon levels in buildings near unconventional natural gas development in Pennsylvania are higher

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

New Plan Seeks to Turn Chicken Manure to Energy

by Timothy B. Wheeler  (Baltimore Sun)  A New Hampshire-based company has teamed with poultry giant Perdue to propose a $200

March 24, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Maryland Clean Energy Center Appoints Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic to 2015 Advisory Council

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is pleased to announce the addition of Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA to

March 3, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Ocean Circulation Change: Sea level Spiked for Two Years along Northeastern North America

(Science Daily/University of Arizona)  Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Joanne Ivancic Recognized as One of Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest

For Immediate Release January 30, 2015—Frederick, MD  Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fifth

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Navy Flies Supersonic With Gevo ATJ

(Gevo)  Multiple Test Flights Conducted on F/A-18 “Hornet” Using a 50/50 ATJ Blend The U.S. Navy, Naval Air Systems Command

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York

(North Country Public Radio)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

New Waste-to-Energy Facility Proposed in Hampden

by Terry Stackhouse  (WABI TV)  A group managing the trash disposal needs of nearly 190 Maine towns wants to build

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Plant Expansions Fueled by Shale Gas Boom to Boost Greenhouse Gas, Toxic Air Emissions

by Talla Buford (The Center for Public Integrity)  … By 2018, the land (Stacey) Ryan and other holdouts have fought

December 10, 2014 Read Full Article

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

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

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

The Old Man and the Rising Sea

by Jeff Guo (The Washington Post)  Assateague, a 37-mile-long smear off the shores of Maryland and Virginia, is the East

December 7, 2014 Read Full Article

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