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‘Next Gen Scientists for Biodiesel’ Program Selects Two New Leaders

(National Biodiesel Board)  Rowan University and Missouri University of Science and Technology students chosen as co-chairs  —  Shyam Paudel’s interest in energy comes from deep in his childhood, growing up in the

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Sunflowers at Dorothea Dix to Be Harvested for Raleigh’s Biodiesel Supply

by Barbara Gibbs and Gloria Rodriguez (ABC11.com)  It’s time to say goodbye to the immensely popular sea of sunflowers at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park. The good news, the five acres of beautiful blooms

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  Biogas – Turning Hog Waste into Resources  —  Biogas technologies turn organic wastes, including manure, into energy and compost. When manure is

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Duke Students Break Guinness World Record for Fuel Efficiency with Hydrogen Fuel Cell

(Fuel Cells Works)  Guinness World Records confirms Duke Electric Vehicles has unseated Swiss team for new record  —  Duke Engineering is now the official home of the most fuel-efficient vehicle in history,

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Proposals to Turn North Carolina Hog Waste into Biofuel Spur Debate

by Catherine Clabby (NC Health News/Carolina Public Press)  Good news about hog waste can be scarce in this swine-rich state. But success at converting swine waste into usable renewable energy seems to

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

NCDA&CS Grant Supports Research of Biochar Combined with AD

(Appalachian State University/Biomass Magazine)  Thanks to a $98,599 grant from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), a team of professors in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and

July 11, 2018 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

Biofuel Partly Powers Cathay Pacific Flight from Airbus

by Grant Bradley (New Zealand Herald)  When a brand new Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 flies from France to Hong Kong on Wednesday it will be partly powered by biofuel. The 334-seat

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Blue Ridge Biofuels Brings Its Closed-Loop Cooking Oil Initiative Closer to Home

by Gina Smith (Mountain Express)  In late 2013, Blue Ridge Biofuels took a bold leap toward developing a closed-loop biodiesel system for Western North Carolina when it produced its first batch

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Partnership between American Ethanol and Universal Technical Institute

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel,

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Wood Formation Model to Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

by D’lyn Ford (North Carolina State University/Phys.Org)  A new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Stanley Council to Decide Fate of Proposed Biofuel Plant

by Bill Poteat (Gaston Gazette)  … Walyak Energy has proposed building the $45 million facility on vacant land at the intersection of N.C. 27 and El Remarko Drive. In an April

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae with Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Hawaii at Hilo announced that in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, researchers have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

New Studies Show Ethanol Reduces Emissions And Improves Air Quality

(Urban Air Initiative)  Ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Geothermal Could Profit from U.S. Executive Order to Support Lithium Mining

by Alexander Richter (Think GeoEnergy)  An executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump to support mining activities for critical minerals, could present a boost to lithium mining activities in the U.S.

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

March Madness: These Colleges are Mad for Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board) National Biodiesel Board releases field of “Elite Eight”  —  March Madness kicks off next week, showcasing the very best of college basketball. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Building Blocks from Biocrude: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biobased Methoxyphenols

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To develop and optimize a hybrid separation method to recover high-value methoxyphenols to improve the process economics and environmental impact for the production of advanced biofuels

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative Announces Grant Recipients

(North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Affordable, Low-Capex GTL Is Here: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years and

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel and Bioproducts from Algae

by Tamara Scully  (Country Folks)  The next big thing in alternative energy may be pretty small. Algae, which are aquatic, single-celled organisms, produce oxygen while consuming carbon dioxide. Nitrogen, phosphorous and

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

In Growing Algae for Biofuels, It Matters Who Used the Water Last

by Sarah Loftus (Nanowerk News/Duke University)  … Although biofuels made from algae provide numerous environmental benefits, they will not win market share until they can compete economically with cheap fossil fuels.

December 4, 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

Raleigh Offers Free Curbside Grease Collection for the Holidays

by AnnMarie Breen (ABC11.com)  … Many of our favorite flavorful family recipes include cooking oil and grease that needs to be disposed of after the meal is done. Home chefs who

November 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Beta Renewables in Cellulosic Ethanol Crisis, as Grupo M&G Parent Files for Restructuring

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Italian newspapers reported over the weekend that cellulosic ethanol developer Mossi & Ghisolfi shuts down this week,” reported a source from Europe. “227 people of whom

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Dynamic Metabolic Control: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to 10X Bioprocess Intensification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project from DMC Limited and Duke University to develop scalable and cost-effective next generation semi-continuous fermentation based processes for

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UT Algae Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Toledo, Ohio, has certainly seen its share of unwanted algae over the past years. Now, a new research program is looking toward the potential of turning that

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Sept. 26 Ribbon Cutting for Selma Ethanol Project

(Johnstonian News)  The Town of Selma’s Planning and Economic Development Office, Johnston County’s Economic Development Office and the Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce a ribbon cutting

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air in Most Visited National Park

(National Biodiesel Board)   The last thing a hiker wants to encounter is a haze of smog that diminishes the view from atop a picturesque vista.  With more than 11 million

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Local Biodiesel Fuels Elon Buses; ABSS’ May Be Next

by Jessica Williams (The Times News)  ‘The biodiesel that they’re using now is hyperlocal. That’s a very important word. Aramark, Biscuitville, Lowes Foods — you can see it in their

August 11, 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

Materials – Cooking up Biofuel

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Blue Ridge Biofuels Proud to Supply Local

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) started as a way for one business to make its own sustainable diesel fuel – now they provide clean burning biodiesel for customers

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’ Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

by Jeremy Rumsey and Heidi Hill (U.S. Department of Energy)   Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

E15 Biofuel in NASCAR and Spreading across the Country

by Erin Kidd (Independent Tribune)  When Austin Dillon crossed the finish line and made his way to Victory Lane at the Coca-Cola 600, there were smiles from all of his

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’ Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

by Jeremy Rumsey and Heidi Hill  (Newswise/Department of Energy)  Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering have identified

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Made in the USA Biodiesel Supports Jobs, Fourth of July Values

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s Advanced Biofuel powers energy independence and clean energy  —  As the nation celebrates its independence, American-made biodiesel is powering fleets across the country and supporting more

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Algaemagic: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the MAGIC Marine Algae Consortium Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mark Huntley and Zackary Johnson gave this illuminating overview of the MAGIC Marine Algae consortium project at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.  READ MORE

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital: Tidewater

(Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital)  Tidewater explores the challenge of sea level rise in the Tidewater region of Virginia and North Carolina, encompassing Hampton Roads, arguably the region

June 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Concept for Turning Corn Chip Oil into Biodiesel Fuel Earns Appalachian Students Second Place in International Food Solutions Challenge

(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

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Roll-Out of Smaller-Scale GTL: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Concept for Turning Corn Chip Oil into Biodiesel Fuel Earns Appalachian Students Second Place in International Food Solutions Challenge

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

May 10, 2017 0 comment 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

Makin’ Hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading of Thermochemical Intermediates

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

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Piedmont Natural Gas Inks Agreement to Connect Duke to Swine-Gas Project

by John Downey (Charlotte Business Journal)  Piedmont Natural Gas has reached an interconnection agreement with Optima KV for construction of natural gas lines that would put swine-waste gas on Piedmont’s system

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Bio-Oil and Beyond: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to RTI’s Catalytic Upgrading tech for Thermochemical Intermediates to Hydrocarbons

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,” that’s the ratuional

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Ultra-Low Cost Product Development: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to DMC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  DMC’s technology enables reproducibility and robustness to scale; Production of a diversity of targets using a single bioprocess; HTS approaches that translate to full scale performance — and

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, Retailers Pink Out Program Raises $40K

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  This past October Growth Energy partnered with several retailers who sell E15 for a Pink Out campaign to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. When

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Announces $1.3 Million to Small Businesses to Support the Nation’s Green Economy

(Environmental Protection Agency)  This year’s projects focus on cookstoves, manufacturing, toxic chemicals, water, and building materials  —  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $1.3 million to 13 small

December 6, 2016 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

$1.87M Grant Lets NCBiotech Lead SE Sorghum Initiative

(North Carolina Biotechnology Center)  The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass

October 12, 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 to fossil fuels, demand is rising for trees for wood

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Column on Ethanol Gets It Wrong

by Paul Fox (Fayetteville Observer)  Jonah Goldberg’s Sept. 5 column “Let’s talk about ethanol” struck me as a little odd. Goldberg has somehow twisted the idea that ethanol and biofuels

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Results: Powering America with a More Sustainable Energy Future

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  … The Obama Administration has pursued a carefully balanced approach, deploying technologies that improve the very best of our existing energy sources, while rigorously implementing policies that

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

RTI International Awarded Project to Support Development of Advanced Biofuels

(RTI International)  The U.S. Department of Energy awarded RTI International a project to support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce variable amounts of fuels or products.

August 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Using Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as a Biofuel Feedstock

(Environmental Research and Education Foundation) Using a first-of-its-kind Life-Cycle Assessment model of biofuel production using MSW, this report includes an assessment of the environmental impacts associated with MSW conversion via landfill

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

There Is an E15 Consumer Disconnect

by Susanna Retka-Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sheetz, Thortons executives give careful thought to strategically offering the new fuel. —  Almost weekly, another announcement is made about a retail location offering

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Japanese Reporters Travel to the U.S. to Learn About Biotech, Biofuels

(Hoosier Ag Today/NAFB News Service)  The U.S. Grains Council says key members of Japan’s media traveled across the United States last week to learn about corn production, ethanol, and biotechnology.

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Bentley Research Fellow Planning Algae Commercialization

by Joanna Howarth (Algae Industry Magazine)  Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Michael Walsh, a research

August 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $11.3 Million for MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts To Enable Biofuels

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today up to $11.3 million for three projects that

August 2, 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

Researchers Investigate Impact of Biomass Harvest on Wildlife

by  D’Lyn Ford (North Carolina State University/Biomass Magazine)  On loblolly pine plantations in the Southeast, timber harvesting often involves an

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet the US Farmers Turning Their Tobacco into Airplane Fuel

by Jodi Helmer (The Guardian)  As the demand for tobacco declines in the US, farmers in Virginia are experimenting with

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

North Carolina House Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Research Study

(WXII)  North Carolina lawmakers are pushing a proposal to authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp with the goal of allowing

June 21, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Repreve Renewables Celebrates Grand Opening of Processing Center

(Repreve Renewables LLC)  Repreve Renewables LLC celebrated the official opening of its North Carolina processing center on June 1. This

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8

May 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

ASU Scores Chunk of $10M DOE Funding for Bioenergy R&D

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $10 million in funding for six projects representing innovative

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA, DOE Partner to Invest $10 Million in Green Energy Research

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Department

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Data Firm Backs Wood as Best Choice for Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  …  In a statement, North Carolina-based Forset2Market said wood works as a logical choice for biofuels because “the

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Circling Opportunity

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Blue Sphere Corp.’s two-prong business development strategy in the global waste-to-energy industry is proving to

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Energy Programs Enable New Feedstock Production To Help Fuel the Biobased Economy

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Congress changed mandatory funding for two key bioenergy programs – despite their tangible

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Tennessee Center Continues Efforts to Develop Low-Cost Biofuels and Bio-Based Products

(AZO CleanTech)  A few years ago, petroleum-based products, including gasoline, were not available at affordable prices, unlike the case today.

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Will Get Back Up

(RPA News)  Our top story this month is a blunt reminder of how deeply U.S. policy uncertainty cut down and yanked

March 22, 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

Bringing up the Throttle on Cellulosic Ethanol

by Holly Jessen and Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Although there are challenges facing the second generation ethanol industry, progress

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy

by Patricia McDaniels (University of Tennessee)  A small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center

March 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate and Health Impacts of US Emissions Reductions Consistent with 2 °C

by Drew T. Shindell, Yunha Lee & Greg Faluvegi (Nature Climate Change)  An emissions trajectory for the US consistent with 2 °C

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Lincoln Terminal Co., a Southeast Oil Products and Biofuels Marketing and Logistics company, said on Monday that it has acquired the Eco terminal (former Crown) in Charlotte, N.C., Last Week, Expanding Its Terminal Network to Four

(TankTerminals.com)  …The Charlotte terminal has a total capacity of 130,000 bbl, and serves gasoline, ULSD, ethanol and biodiesel. The terminal

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Georgia Scientists Using $5 Million Grant to Combat Invasive Weed Johnsongrass

by James Hataway  (University of Georgia)  A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Sampson County OKs Incentives Package for 2 Hog Waste Power Plants

by Michael Futch (Fayetteville Observer)  Michigan-based NOVI Energy is moving forward with plans to build two anaerobic digester power plants

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article

More Ethanol Coming to Selma

(The News and Observer)  Two companies have announced ethanol expansion to Selma in recent months; Both will use rail cars and

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

NCCETC Receives $4.5 Million Grant to Continue Air Quality Improvement Efforts

(North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center)  Funding now available for transportation-related emission reduction projects —  The North Carolina Department of

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: Coal, Biomass Mix May Be in Military Jet Fuel Future

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology recently released results

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

ADM Announces Agreement to Develop New Ethanol Hub in Selma, North Carolina

(Archer Daniels Midland Company) Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced an agreement with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) and Bailey

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

US Department of Energy Awards $13.5 Million to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center/EurekAlert!)  The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Enviva Launches $5 Million Forest Conservation Fund

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine)  Enviva Holdings LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, recently announced it is establishing the Enviva Forest

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Ten States Impose EV Flat Fees; Georgia Is Highest

by Danny King (AutoBlog)  Washington, Colorado, Virginia And Oregon Also On Growing List  —   These fees were put into

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Roeslein Halfway Done with First Phase of Massive AD Project

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Construction of phase one of Roeslein Alternative Energy’s $80 million anaerobic digestion project is about

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Washington State Judge Rules that States Have a “Mandatory Duty” to “Preserve, Protect, and Enhance the Air Quality for the Current and Future Generations”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis R. Hill issued a groundbreaking ruling

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Pacific Ag’s National Wheat Straw Harvest Brings Quality, Sustainable and Cost Effective Bio-Material for New Markets

(Pacific Ag)  For industries like mushroom composting to erosion technology as well as dairy and cattle feed, Pacific Ag is

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Eco-Energy Commences Construction at Selma, NC Ethanol Facility

(Market Watch/Eco-Energy Distribution Services)  Eco-Energy Distribution Services, a leading biofuel supply chain company, is pleased to announce the commencement of

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Genera Energy, Precision Hawk Launch Drone/Analytics Partnership for Sustainable Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC NEXT,  PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy announced a partnership to develop new analysis algorithms

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Provides Funding for More Than 1,100 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today (October 26, 2015) announced that USDA is awarding loans and grants

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Priming the Pump for Higher Blends

by Ray Defenbaugh (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Prime the Pump/Growth Energy)  Prime the pump, an effort to grow the ethanol market to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Six Students Win Young Algae Researcher Awards at ABS

(Algae Biomass Organization) Six student scientists were presented with the fourth annual Young Algae Researcher Awards earlier this month for their contributions

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Grant to Improve a Sustainable Biofuel Source

by Lauren Klamm (Source)  Colorado State University is one of 10 institutions in a $13.8 million research grant to improve

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

UNL Leads $13.5 Million Research to Enhance Sorghum for Biofuel

by Gillian Klucas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)  … The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $13.5 million, multi-institutional research effort to improve

September 29, 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

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding. —  …  The top 10 new technologies.

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Protec Takes Unique E15, E85 Approach

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Todd Gardner, CEO of Protec Fuel, has more than 30 years in the fuel business. As

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EREF Publishes First Two Internal Research Program Reports

( Environmental Research & Education Foundation)  – The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has published two reports, which are the

August 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announce Research Partnership

(Smithfield Foods/Globe NewsWire)  Smithfield Foods’ Hog Production Division, Murphy-Brown, LLC, and Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a research partnership to

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Announces Incentives to Establish Biomass Crops

(US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced that enrollment begins

August 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

New Duke-Led Consortium To Focus On Creating Food And Fuel From Algae

by Kati Moore (Duke Environment)  Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Kaupe Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science at Duke

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

U Georgia Team Discovers Tungsten in Novel Bacterial Enzyme; Potential for Cellulosic Biofuels

(Green Car Congress)  A team at the University of Georgia, Athens led by Distinguished Research Professor Michael Adams has discovered

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: Why the EPA Must Move forward with Biofuels

by Richard Childress (Charlotte Observer)  As a former NASCAR driver and current team owner, I know a thing or two

August 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Voters Want Pro Clean Energy Prez Candidates

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  NextGen Climate has released the results of a survey that finds voters in key presidential swing

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Fields of Gold Transform Into Biodiesel at Wastewater Treatment Plant

(City of Raleigh)  Deep in the southeastern corner of Wake County are a series of rolling fields that look like

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited

by Austin DuVall (Arkansas Business)  Arkansas’ biodiesel industry has failed to live up to its early promise, and Troy Hornbeck

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Blog: Research Projects Look into Low-Lignin Plants

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  You may have heard the old joke, “you can make anything out of lignin,

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Finding an Off Switch in Wood Formation

by D’Lyn Ford (North Carolina State University)  The same process plants use to respond to environmental stress acts as an on/off

July 8, 2015 Read Full Article

New Report Shows U.S. Biobased Products Industry Contributes $369 Billion, 4 Million Jobs to American Economy

(US Department of Agriculture)  2014 Farm Bill provisions will expand opportunities in the biobased sector by promoting advanced biofuels, renewable

June 17, 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

Collaboration with Government of Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) will place Stoves in Refugee Camps and Urban Settings

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA to Invest Up to $100 Million to Boost Infrastructure for Renewable Fuel Use, Seeking to Double Number of Higher Blend Renewable Fuel Pumps

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Experts: Bioenergy Industry Has Potential to Bring Jobs to North Carolina

by Jeff Jeffrey  (Triangle Business Journal)  With crude oil prices hovering around $60 per barrel, policymakers may not feel as much

May 15, 2015 Read Full Article

At the Gas Pump, US Biofuel Lobby Scores a Point against Big Oil

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Over the past few months, privately held retailers Kum & Go and Sheetz have become the

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel What Matters Campaign Drives Clean Transportation Choices

(North Carolina State University/NC Clean Energy Technology Center)  Focus of Air Quality Education Effort are Consumer and Commuter Options  — The

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Navassa Ordinance Would Allow Biofuel Production

by Lynda Van Kuren (StarNews Online) The Navassa Town Council recently tabled a decision on a proposed ordinance that would allow biofuel

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

‘Where’s my ethanol?’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The ethanol industry would like nothing better than to have every consumer that wants

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

New Analysis: Giving Consumers Access to Renewable Fuel Yields Environmental Benefits

(Fuels America)  A new analysis produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s principal research economist Dr. Stefen Mueller found

March 27, 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

With “True Cost” Of Emissions Factored In, Gasoline Would Cost $3.80/Gallon MORE Than The Pump Price

by James Ayre (CleanTechnica)  If the “true costs” of emissions — increased rates of premature death, illness, increased loads on

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth

(U.S. Department of Energy )  The Energy Department announced today $6 million for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Find Policies & Incentives by State

(North Carolina State University/US Department of Energy) DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support

March 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi Dies in Apparent Suicide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The charismatic Beta Renewables CEO is gone, builder of the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol

March 4, 2015 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

Maverick Announces Its Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid Methanol Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here we highlight an interesting solution to the problem of organic waste. In North Carolina, Maverick

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Growers ‘Pump’ for Higher Demand

by Nat Williams (AgriNews)  The National Corn Growers Association is going into the gas pump business.  The commodity group is working

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

E15’s Big Dance

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   The future is bright as hundreds of E15 stations are in the

February 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Agricultural History of North Carolina

by J. Paul Lilly (North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)   In order to understand both agriculture and forestry

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The Cellulosoic Biofuels Odyssey: Crossing the Finish Line

by Greg Breining (Bioenergy Connection) When Bioenergy Connection first covered the progress to commercial cellulosic ethanol in 2011, a dozen biofuel

February 15, 2015 Read Full Article

DOE Accepting Comments on Engineered High-Energy Crop Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has published a notice

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Major Gasoline Retailer Sheetz Expands E15 in the Mid-Atlantic

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, Sheetz — a major retail gas station chain in the Mid-Atlantic — announced that 60 of

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

First Biofuels Test Lab in Southeast Open at A-B Tech

by Mike Cronin (Citizen-Times)   The Southeast’s first biofuels testing lab will open Wednesday at the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Blue Ridge Biofuels Expands Biodiesel Production

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Blue Ridge Biofuels is expanding biodiesel production by renting space and installing processing equipment at

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants

December 31, 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

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Novozymes' Eversa Enzymatic Biodiesel Solution Ready for Market

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After working with a handful of producers over the past several years to prove the

December 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Safety Your Way

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Producers and technology providers, including Pacific Biodiesel, Kelley Green Biofuel, Piedmont Biofuels, WB Services and Crown

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

“What About That, Er, Cellulosic Feedstock?” Pacific Ag CEO Bill Levy on the Where, When and How

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Feedstock. Now that cellulosic ethanol has reached scale, it has replaced Motherhood and Apple Pie

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Conservative Swing! Udall, Hagan Fall as US Republicans Take Control of the US Senate

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The most prominent casualties of the night, in terms of the Advanced Bioeconomy, were

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Users Guide

(Blue Ridge Biofuels)  Want to know what exactly biodiesel is? How it works in your vehicle? Any tips or tricks

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Latest School Fundraiser: Biodiesel

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Tired of buying lop-sided candles or ugly wrapping paper just because you want to help your

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

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