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2nd Annual 5-Day Digester Operator Training Course — June 18-22, 2018 — Oshkosh, WI
June 7, 2018 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
2nd Annual 5-Day Digester Operator Training Course   —   June 18-22, 2018   —   Oshkosh, WI

Come learn from top digestion operations experts to increase biogas production, digestate quality, revenue and avoid costly, time-consuming and smelly mistakes for your digester.  The American Biogas Council and UW-Oshkosh have put together a first …

Educational Opportunities for Ethanol Plant Employees
May 16, 2018 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Muhlling (  Ethanol plant employees will have the opportunity to further their education this summer with two courses from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Partnership.
The Process Control Essential Short Course is a two-day offering held …

RFA Receives Sixth TRANSCAER® Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars
April 10, 2018 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  For the sixth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association has received a TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for hosting a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders.
The …

RFA Receives Grant for Ethanol Safety Training
October 18, 2017 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The Renewable Fuels Association has received a $50,000 federal grant to help continue the its ethanol safety training program efforts.
The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant, from the Department of …

Financing Bioeconomy Ventures, Pt. 8: Planning for Plant Startup and Operations
October 5, 2017 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Charles Loos, Bernard Cooker and Mindy Collier (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  To get a new plant started, management must provide the operating staff with training and a full complement of written procedures covering safety, operations, emergencies …

Argonne Opens Call for Second Cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations
September 7, 2017 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Newswise)  Those who are selected for the Chain Reaction Innovations program will gain, among other things, access to Argonne National Laboratory’s world-class R&D infrastructure and technical expertise.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) …

ATEC Passes First Semester
May 10, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC), a collaboration among the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Algae Foundation, universities, community colleges, and industry production companies across the United States, has successfully implemented the first …

RFA Earns 5th TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars
April 25, 2017 – 7:03 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for the fifth year in a row in recognition for a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety …

RFA to Offer FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course
February 7, 2017 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has scheduled a training course to help ethanol plants meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This class, scheduled for March 8–10 in downtown …

New Study Shows Novia Scotia Has ‘Strong Potential’ to Produce Advanced Biofuels
February 3, 2017 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an advanced biofuels from renewable sources of fibre. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat homes and …

RFA Wins TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety
May 16, 2016 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (  For the fourth time, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has won the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for hosting its series of ethanol safety seminars last year for first and emergency responders. …

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Flammable Liquid Unit Trains Response Curriculum
April 5, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Transportation)  Online Resource Offers Responders a Flexible Approach to Pre-Incident Planning for Rail Incidents — The US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced the launch of the …

Firefighters Train with Duonix Biodiesel
October 7, 2015 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jory Schweers  (Beatrice Daily Sun)   Beatrice Fire Department has been working with the Duonix Biodiesel plant west of town to ensure that all safety measures are being met before the plant goes into production …

Grants Provide HazMat Training for Crude Oil, Ethanol Incidents
October 5, 2015 – 9:49 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Transportation/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced grants totaling $5.9 million to provide hazardous materials training for volunteer or remote emergency responders.
The …

Novzymes Rolls out Ethanol Education Training Program
September 16, 2015 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new training tool called Novozymes Bioenergy University is available to the ethanol industry.
Novozymes created the online training program to address the educational needs of the diverse workforce in …

FDA Releases Details of FSMA Rule, Extends Compliance Deadlines
September 11, 2015 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Meeting a court directed deadline, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration submitted the final rule for the Food Safety Modernization Act for publication at the end of August, releasing …

From Blueprint to Baler
August 19, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  AGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models.  Name the crop, and AGCO has baled it. Extensive work …

Training Program Teaches Diesel Mechanics about Biodiesel
June 11, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) A federal grant has helped expand a program to educate diesel technicians about biodiesel throughout the Midwest. Working in conjunction with the Iowa Biodiesel Board, the regional Clean Cities initiative makes the …

Energy Path 2014 – Path towards Sustainability
June 30, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) The 2014 edition of the Energy Path convergence which took place at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, delineates the path that we should take for the betterment of the …

RFA Announces Availability of New Training Materials
May 14, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled an updated version of “The Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response.” This powerful resource was first developed in 2006 to give first responders, hazmat …

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center Celebrates 10 Years, Biofuel Industry Growth, Development
October 22, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Corn-to-Ethanol Center opened its doors for tours, lunch and demonstrations during a recent open house celebration. “We’re not only celebrating our 10 year anniversary but we …

Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials Training Course November 27-29, 2013 Hong Kong
October 15, 2013 – 1:35 pm | No Comment
Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials Training Course    November 27-29, 2013   Hong Kong

The course is geared towards auditors, consultants, industry leaders, and those looking into RSB certification that wish to get a detailed “inside” view of the standard, or anyone who wishes to learn more about sustainability …

NBB’s Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians Training Program Earns ASE Accreditation
January 23, 2012 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by National Biodiesel Board (Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board’s Biodiesel for Diesel Technicians training program has taken a huge leap forward in becoming the nation’s first Automotive Service Excellence accredited program for supplying biodiesel …

CJP Organizes Global Programmes on Pongamia, Moringa, Jojoba and Castor Biodiesel Crop in 2012
December 8, 2011 – 9:12 am | No Comment

(   …CJP has the privilege to provide most authoritative Knowledge platform known for Development of Sustainable Non-Food Oil Crop Projects, Programmes and Priorities to Feed Biodiesel Industry Worldwide and has established the Biodiesel Business …

Free Job Training: 55 Grants Available to Retrain Workers for Biofuels Industry
November 28, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(University of California San Diego Extension/PR NewsWire)  If algae is to be the solution for America’s pain at the gas pump, trained workers are needed to make that a reality. Applications are now available for …

South Florida Community College Seeks Grants to Start Bioenergy Program
October 31, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today)  With ethanol production poised to bring jobs and a major economic impact to Highlands County, South Florida Community College is partnering with biofuels companies to create a bioenergy education program.

Minister to Inaugurate Biofuel Centre
October 3, 2011 – 8:31 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  Karnataka has set a target to achieve 10% blending of biofuel by 2017. Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board has taken up initiatives to popularize the concept of bio-diesel in the state.
The centre will …

California Dedicates $30 Million to Biofuels Expansion
September 13, 2011 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Energy Commission has approved the state’s third-year funding plan for the commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, allocating $100 million toward the expansion of various …

The A.I.M. Interview: Algae Genetic Engineer Dr. Stephen Mayfield
September 23, 2010 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  If moving genes around on a chromosome is your idea of a good time, meet Dr. Stephen Mayfield, Director of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology.
…Steve is now …