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Greenbelt Resources Conducts Feedstock Testing For Central Coast Wine Services
October 25, 2017 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Business Insider/PR Newswire/Greenbelt Resources)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) has agreed to perform feedstock testing with Central Coast Wine Services (CCWS) to test various streams of wastes generated in the winemaking process. The wastes will be …

The Status of Biofuels in China
August 30, 2017 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk (IEA Bioenergy Task 39/University of British Columbia)  … Recent heavy pollution in urban areas of China have led to the adoption of stricter fuel specifications to lower sulfur emissions from gasoline and …

The Potential of Biofuels in China
March 29, 2017 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) This IEA Bioenergy Task 39 report looks at the potential of biofuels in China. Although climate change and energy security are of concern to China, it is not clear which of these drivers has …

New Sweetpotatoes-Food, Feed,& Fuel
September 30, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(StartUp Compete)  Even though sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) has been rated as a very healthy alternative to potato, there are very few convenience foods available from the vegetable type of sweetpotato compared to potato. Despite being …

US Industrial Sweet Potato Could Be Sustainable Feed Ingredient
September 14, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Aerin Einstein-Curtis (Feed Navigator) An industrial sweet potato variety offers promise as a feed ingredient and better nutrition than conventional strains. —  … Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences …

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community
September 5, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region. Ethanol can be produced locally using a variety of feedstocks that can be selected based on …

UF/IFAS Study: Sweet Potato Crop Shows Promise as Feed and Fuel
August 9, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Newswise/University of Florida)  As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato …

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export
February 9, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Uba Godwin  (This Day/ Trust Consulting Group)  Uba Godwin writes on how cassava and other raw materials could be processed into ethanol for export  —  It is disheartened that Nigerians at this level of …

Florida Treasure Coast Farm-to-Fly Aviation Biofuel Project Starts Feasibility Study
January 19, 2016 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On January 7th, the Florida Treasure Coast Education, Research and Development Authority (TCERDA) held a Kickoff Meeting in Ft. Pierce for their Farm-to-Fly Aviation Biofuel feasibility study. This …

Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar
August 28, 2015 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

by Abbie Fentress Swanson (National Public Radio) … A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and waste management companies to tap gassy waste to meet new demand for renewable jet fuel …

Brazil Roraima to Build Experimental Biofuel Plant
August 6, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Lucas Morais (SeeNews Renewables)  Representatives from the Brazilian state of Roraima and local biofuel company Gratt Industria de Maquinas gathered last week to discuss the installation of an experimental plant for production of ethanol.
The …

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success
July 30, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Biofuels Journal)  Greenbelt Resources Corp. has developed a feedstock testing program so potential cellulosic ethanol producers can see if their enterprise will succeed at commercial scale by processing a certain feedstock.
Darren Eng, …

Netherlands-Based Firm to Open Ethanol Plant
April 6, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Sun Star)  A Netherlands-based firm is set to pour in P13.5 billion investments in the eastern coast of Zamboanga City.  Second district Representative Lilia Nuño said the Van Kessel Inc. is putting up an Ethanol …

The Clean Plate Club: The Search for Value from Food Waste Finds a Center of Gravity in Hawaii
August 8, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All that food waste, all that potential value. What’s being done about all that material heading from the garbage pail to the landfill?   Turns out, the State of Hawaii and …

State May Issue $50M in Bonds for Biofuel Effort
March 4, 2014 – 10:27 am | No Comment

by Tom Callis (Stephens Media Hawaii/West Hawaii Today)  Hawaii could issue up to $50 million in special purpose revenue bonds to support a company’s plans to turn agricultural waste into biofuel and animal feed.   Since …

Greenbelt Resources and Diversified Ethanol Fund Research Study by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
October 2, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Greenbelt Resources)  Study to Identify Approach for Optimal Yield of Ethanol Fuel Conversion from Food Waste Fermentation
Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Diversified Ethanol Corporation today announced their investment in a research effort …

Governor Awards $200K to Hawaii Isle Biofuels Initiative
April 8, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(Star-Advertiser)  The state has invested $200,000 toward a initiative that seeks to develop an economically sustainable zero-waste conversion project in Hilo that will turn unmarketable papaya into biofuel and high-protein animal feed.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie presented …

Sweet Potatoes-to-Ethanol Plant for Barbados
November 29, 2012 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(Stabroek News)  A plant to produce ethanol from sweet potatoes is in the pipeline, according to Dr Leroy McClean, chief executive officer of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).
Without providing details, he said, “I …

Open up the RFS, Says Ethanol Across America White Paper
November 5, 2012 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  KATZEN International chief says generation 1.5 ethanol is the key path to reaching RFS2 targets – with new feedstocks, advanced fermentation plants.
Phil Madson, President of KATZEN International, has authored a …

Senegalese Villagers Vow to Fight Biofuels Project
August 14, 2012 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(AFP/Global Energy World)  Villagers from northern Senegal vowed Thursday to fight a project by Senegalese and Italian investors to produce biofuels on their land, a venture already forced to relocate once by deadly protests.
“We will …

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield
October 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been produced by researchers in the US.
…”The US biofuels target for 2022 is 136 billion litres,” Matt …

Southeast US Offers Huge Energy Crop Potential
June 30, 2011 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Southeast is ripe for energy crop development, according to several panelists who spoke during a session devoted to next-generation feedstock strategies June 28 at the International Fuel …

Ethanol Potential in Giant Sweet Potatoes
May 11, 2011 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  At the International Biomass Conference and Expo last week, Dr. Janice Ryan-Bohac attracted a lot of attention carrying around a sweet potato the size of a newborn baby.
Ryan-Bohac is president of CAREnergy, …

Researcher Has New Energy Solution
December 27, 2010 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Robert Behre  (The Sun News)  As Janice Ryan-Bohac looks on, Jonathan Edwards steers straight over a long row of dying vines while his tractor’s rear chain digger unearths sweet potatoes as big as bowling balls.

These …

Giant Sweet Potato May Be Viable Ethanol Feedstock
October 18, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  …Letterman was doing a special featuring giant vegetables and North Charleston native and horticulturalist, Janice Ryan-Bohac, was selected to showcase her 15 pound sweet potato. She did, only she threw a few …

China No. 2 Fuel Ethanol Maker Eyes Overseas Plant
March 22, 2010 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Henan Tianguan Group Co. Ltd, China’s second largest fuel ethanol producer, plans to build plants in Southeast Asia to produce the renewable fuel and send it to China, company president Zhang Xiaoyang said on …

Industrial Biotechnology in China Amidst Changing Market Conditions
February 27, 2009 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Nesbitt (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The increasing use of industrial biotechnology by the Chinese liquid biofuels and chemical industries is expected to help offset energy security and environmental concerns generated by China’s robust economic …