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Research Projects to Improve Plant Feedstocks for Bioenergy Production: Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Projects in 10 States

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (July 17, 2014) announced the selection of 10 projects that are being

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Climate Data Initiative: Chesapeake Bay Hackathon August 2-3, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA

  Climate Data Initiative:  Chesapeake Bay Hackathon   August 2-3, 2014   Virginia Beach, VA

Despite the creation and distribution of numerous climate related datasets over the last five years, local governments and conservation organizations in the Chesapeake Bay have not made significant steps towards

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Sweet Briar Plants Native Grasses for Biofuels

(TimesDispatch.com) LYNCHBURG — Conservation researchers set about killing the grass on about 500 acres of land at Sweet Briar College this spring in preparation for a multiyear study that could have implications

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Hoke Refinery to Reopen Using Tobacco to Make Ethanol

by Matthew Burns (WRAL)   A Virginia company plans to reopen an ethanol refinery in Hoke County, using tobacco as its primary feedstock, officials said Monday.  The former Clean Burn Fuels

June 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Managing Climate Risks in the Southeast

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA). The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing, on May 22, on Capitol Hill, examining the current and projected impacts of climate

May 28, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat by Military Researchers

By Coral Davenport (The New York Times)  The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict, a report published

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

City Trash-To-Biofuel Project Takes Step Ahead for Blairstown, Marion

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)”First-in-the-nation” plant to convert municipal solid waste and other trash into cellulosic biofuel No Martians are landing, but loads of steel began arriving on Monday for

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Vireol Bio Energy Enters Marketing Agreement with Murex

(Murex/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Vireol Bio Energy LLC has selected Murex LLC as its marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Va. Vireol recently announced their plans to bring the

April 28, 2014 Read Full Article

NASA Signs Agreement with German, Canadian Partners to Test Alternative Fuels

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration/PRNewsWire)   NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study

April 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Council Considers Ethanol Plant Grant

by  Caitlin Davis (The Hopewell News)  A $250,000 grant to aid the Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell has reached a roadblock. The grant would help facilitate the opening of the plant,

March 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Renews Permission for Biodiesel Fuel Plant

by Jeff Sheler (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)  The (Chesapeake) City Council renewed its permission Tuesday for an alternative energy company to make biodiesel fuel in Deep Creek. Plans call for Tidewater Biodiesel

March 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Group Proposes $600M Zero-Waste Recycling Plant

by Jared Council   (Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal)   A consortium of businesses looking to build a zero-waste, zero-landfill recycling plant in Chesapeake said they’re securing capital to purchase

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Upbeat Update on Waste-to-Energy Plan Is Music to Marion’s Ears

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  Keynote speaker Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive officer of waste-to-energy company Fiberight, told a luncheon crowd of 315 here on Wednesday that his company will be

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

$100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie To Reach Final Four

(University of Maryland/Yahoo! News)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities

March 13, 2014 Read Full Article

The Hunt for Hydrogen and Hydro-Riches

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “You will never have enough affordable hydrogen.”   Perhaps that is the attractor in the news from little-known Solarvest Bioenergy, when they announced  third party confirmation of their

March 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Council Will Consider Fuel Storage Facility

by Pamela Gould (The Free Lance-Star) Fredericksburg City Council will hold six public hearings on Jan. 14, including a request from Lincoln Terminal Co. to convert the Quarles Petroleum site into

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Being Prepped to Open

by Leah Small (Progress-Index)  A plan by Vireol Bio-Industries PLC to open the ethanol plant instead of shipping it overseas was unofficially announced at a meeting of city industrialists, sparsely

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Innovation in Feedstock Transport, Testing

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

November 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Isobutanol to the Rescue

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Coast Guard is testing isobutanol gasoline blends in its marine engines. Since its founding in 1790 as the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

New Hope for Ethanol Plant?

by Leah Small (Progress-Index)  Vireol, the British energy company that bought the defunct Appomattox Bio Energy plant earlier this year, is now entertaining the idea of opening the local facility

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Waste Fat to Biofuels Costs Slashed with New Sugar Based Catalyst

(Waste Management World)  Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a new sugar based catalyst that could cut the cost of producing biodiesel from poor quality waste

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

North Carolina's Growing Strengths: The Solar Center's Clean Transportation Projects

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Celebrating 25 years at N.C. State University, the N.C. Solar Center continues its commitment to outreach, demonstration, and deployment of technology and policy solutions for

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel Can Cut CO2 Emissions by at Least 50% Petroleum Fuels

(UPI.com)  Algae-derived biofuels can reduce the life cycle of carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50 percent compared to petroleum fuels, a U.S. university study found. The peer-review study —

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Marion Approves Deal for Garbage-to-Ethanol Facility

by Rick Smith  (The Gazette)  Solid waste recycling facility could divert waste from landfills in the region … The Marion City Council Thursday unanimously approved a deal with waste-to-energy firm,

August 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Oil Industry Begins Running New Ad on Renewable Fuels (video)

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Fuel Fix)  The American Petroleum Institute on Monday launched a new round of advertising taking aim at an eight-year-old renewable fuels mandate it wants Congress to

August 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

(U.S. Department of Energy)  During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan to increase our

August 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Gevo Supplies U.S. Coast Guard With Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline

(MarketWatch/Gevo)  Fuel to be Used for Testing in Marine Engine Applications Gevo, Inc., has begun supplying the U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center with initial quantities of finished 16.1% renewable isobutanol-blended

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Rise in Alternative Fuels Prompts Launch of Training Network

(AltEnergyMag.com)  Some of the nation’s top alternative fuel experts have joined forces to form the Alternative Fuel Training Network, launched this month on the new website AFVtraining.net. Thanks to a

June 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Norfolk Southern Asks for Ethanol Offloading Increase

by Rachel Leonard  (WestEndAlexandriaPatch)  City Manager Rashad Young is criticizing a request from Norfolk Southern for a permit to increase the number of rail cars containing ethanol that can be offloaded

May 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Fertilizer in Development by Old Dominion University and NP

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Nutrients PLUS (NP), a company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Old Dominion University (ODU), in Norfolk, Virginia, have applied for a patent on recent discoveries they’ve

May 2, 2013 Read Full Article

NASA Measures Effects of Biofuel on Jet Engines, Environment

by Brock Vergakis  (Associated Press/The Washington Post) NASA researchers said Thursday that test flights conducted in California have shown a commercial jet could fly safely with a blend of jet fuel

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Turn Corn Stover into Amylose Starch

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A team of Virginia Tech researchers have adapted existing technologies to make a new product, transforming cellulose into amylose. One target market for the amylose

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Industry Reacts to RFS Reform Act Introduced in House

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry reacted swiftly to the so-called RFS Reform Act, legislation introduced April 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives, which they said

April 11, 2013 Read Full Article

ACC Clean Energy Challenge Announces Elite Eight Plus Two, Will Vie to Reach Final Four

(Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute/PR NewsWire)  The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Hydrogen Fuel Production Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market

(Virginia Tech News)  A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Gets New Owner

by Leah Small (Progress-Index)  The future of the Appomattox Bio Energy Plant is ripe with uncertainties and unexpected turns after Future Fuels LLP of Great Britain agreed to buy the

March 21, 2013 Read Full Article

NASA Begins Flight Research Campaign Using Alternate Jet Fuel

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency’s DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions

March 4, 2013 Read Full Article

First E85 Station Opens in Richmond, Virginia

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The first E85 station has opened in Richmond, Virginia. In addition, MAPCO Express, has “re-branded” their retail stores under the “East Coast” brand and the three

January 25, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Grants Boost Gretna Biofuel Project

by Susan Worley (Star-Tribune)   The Town of Gretna and Piedmont BioProducts LLC learned last week they will benefit from two Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission grants totaling

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Researchers Work to Unlock Secrets of Cellulose Production

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …University of Virginia researchers Jochen Zimmer, Jacob Morgan and Joanna Strumillo  wrote a paper entitled “Crystallographic snapshot of cellulose synthesis and membrane translocation.” It

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Eco-Energy to Partner with NuStar in Development of Ethanol Unit Train and Storage Facility in Northern, VA Market

(Eco-Energy/BusinessWire)  Eco-Energy Holdings, Inc. (“Eco-Energy”) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with NuStar Terminals Operations Partnership L.P. (“NuStar”) to jointly develop an ethanol unit train and storage facility

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Council Releases Snapshot of Cellulosic Ethanol Production around the World

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Advanced Ethanol Council this morning released a report giving a snapshot of cellulosic ethanol producers in the U.S. and around the world. A look at facilities

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Deputy Assistant Secretary Of The Navy For Energy Visits Military's Biodiesel-Fueled Steam Plant

(America’s Navy)  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Tom Hicks toured a steam plant at St. Julien’s Creek Annex in Portsmouth now running on B20, a 20 percent biodiesel,

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

From Fryer To Fuel: Making Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil

Many restaurants are becoming more energy conscious and are taking initiative, by the simple act of giving up their vegetable oil waste! Now you may ask, what good is left

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Gretna Pushing Biofuels Project

by John Crane (GoDanRiver.com)  The CEO of a company that wants to build commercial refinery that would convert feedstock hopes to locate at Gretna Industrial Park. The town of Gretna

October 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Are High Grain Prices Good for Anyone?

by Roy Roberson (Southeast Farm Press)  • Sounds like a good deal for grain growers and a bad one for livestock producers and consumers, but are such high prices really

October 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Vilsack, Mabus Highlight Navy Energy Independence in Norfolk, Va.

(Biodiesel Magazine/USDA)  US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Energy for Navy Tom Hicks toured the USS Monterey (CG 61) at the Naval Station Norfolk (Va.)

September 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Triangle Company Helping Turn Trash into Fuel

by Kerstin Nordstrom (News Observer)   …A Triangle-based company has now come up with a way to turn that trash into treasure. Well, fuel. The secret is using enzymes. Novozymes,

September 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant Owner Settles with Contractor; Hopewell Lawsuit Still Pending

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index)  While Hopewell’s lawsuit against the owner of the Appomattox Bio Energy Plant over a $5 million letter of credit is still pending and the city has

July 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Dynamic Recycling LLC Could Locate in Bristol Tennessee

by Rober Brown (Bristol Herald Courier/Tricities.com)  Bristol, Va., officials might have turned down the relocation of an ethanol plant in their city, but the facility is very much wanted in

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Surges: Emerald Biofuels Announces Major Project in Louisiana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Emerald Biofuels announced that it will build an 85 million gallonrenewable-diesel refineries at a Dow Chemical site in Plaquemine, Louisiana. The company will use Honeywell’s UOP/Eni

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Long Quest for Multi-Fuel Power Source Yields Army Interest

by John Murawski  (News Observer)  The U.S. military’s quest to outfit American soldiers with an all-in-one power source could lead to a nondescript office in a Morrisville technology park where

May 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Sugar Rush: The Race Is on to Commercialize Low-Cost, High-Quality Sugars from Nonfood Sources

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  The biorefining industry is hungry for a low-cost, high-quality and readily available supply of sugar feedstock from nonfood biomass sources. A number of pure-play sugar

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Virdia Opens Its Cellulosic Sugar Demonstration Plant in Va.

(Virdia/Biorefining Magazine)  Cellulosic sugar developer Virdia announced April 24 the opening of its demonstration facility at its new technology center in Danville, Va. Located on the campus for the Institute

April 26, 2012 Read Full Article

UF-Led Research Team Selected for $125 Million Joint U.S.-India Energy Project

(University of Florida)  A University of Florida-led research team has been selected to participate in a five-year, $125 million energy project involving the United States and India, U.S. Department of Energy

April 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Former Brew Master, Recycler Pioneers Biofuel Technology

(Maryland Clean Energy Center/The Current)  Serial entrepreneur Craig Stuart-Paul has found a novel formula for growing a business. For the CEO of Fiberight, personal expertise in brewing beer plus innovations

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Mabus Defends Biofuels during Hearing on Navy Ship

by Brock Vergakis  (AP/Wisconsin Rapids Tribune)  Navy Secretary Ray Mabus defended the service’s investment on biofuels Monday, saying that it is a “false choice” for critics to suggest the Navy should focus

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

36 Billion Gallons of Biofuels by 2022?

by Cory Nealon (Daily Press)  U.S. must “hustle” to reach goal, Ag. Secretary Tom Vilsack says …Vilsack expects the U.S. will eventually produce 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol, a

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Va. Congressman Questions Navy’s Ability to “Go Green” versus High Cost

by Mike Gooding (WVEC.com)  … Fourth district congressman Randy Forbes is challenging the Navy which is making a priority out of going green. House Armed Services Committee member Randy Forbes had

March 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Controversial Ethanol Production Business Won’t Be Moving into City-Owned Site

by David McGee (TriCities.com)  …With about 100 city residents – nearly all opposed to the plan — looking on Tuesday, the City Council took no action on a proposal to

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Soybean Checkoff to Partner with Nine Clean Cities Coalitions

(Jackson County Times-Journal)  The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff have announced the participants in the 2012 biodiesel and

January 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Navy Maritime Surface Craft Sets Speed Record on Algal Fuel Blend

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  In a continued effort to test and validate advanced biofuel utilization in both air and

December 3, 2011 Read Full Article

Research Reduces Toxins, Improves Distillers Grains

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Virginia Tech and USDA researchers developed strategy that reduces barley toxins sometimes present in

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Airport BP Offering E85 in Virginia’s Tidewater Area

by Ann Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com) Attention travelers in the Tidewater, Va. area, the Airport BP is now offering E85 ethanol

November 29, 2011 Read Full Article

City Sues Failed Osage Ethanol Plant

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The city of Hopewell, Va., has moved forward with a court case against Osage

November 21, 2011 Read Full Article

E-commerce Streamlines Ethanol Transportation

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Norfolk Southern Corp. reports that a new transload system decreased the time of operations

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Lincoln Energy Nearly Triples Ethanol Transport Fleet

by Matt Soberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lincoln Energy Solutions will nearly triple its ethanol and biodiesel transportation services, increasing its

November 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Better Technology Could Open Biomass Market

by Tara Bozick  (GoDanRiver.com)   …Chemtex International and its parent Gruppo Mossi and Ghisolfi, or the M&G Group, have been

November 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Building a Unique Small-Scale Solution

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  When he was only 14 years old, Sam Flournoy set out to design and build

October 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Maersk Uses Emsys for USN Biofuel Trials

(Maersk/MarineLink.com)  W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) was asked to supply its Emsys laser-based Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) for the purpose

October 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Growing Algae Could Clean the Chesapeake Bay and Create Biofuel

By Richelle Gonzalez   (Severna Park Patch)  University of Maryland researcher says algae could remove pollutants from agricultural wastewater. The

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Cooking-Oil Theft: Arlington Police Charge Two with Increasingly Common Crime

by Allison Klein (The Washington Post)  For months, used cooking oil has been disappearing from containers behind Washington area restaurants.

October 14, 2011 Read Full Article

House Bill Would Lower Mandate to Use Ethanol

by Charles Abbott (Reuters)  Legislation was being drafted in the U.S. House that would reduce the federal mandate to use

September 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Filta Expands Waste Oil Collection Network

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  A growing number of restaurants and other industrial facilities that use cooking oil will be

September 26, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Takes Biodiesel From Field to Fryer to Fuel

(Voice of America)  …  At Cork Street Tavern in Winchester, Virginia, kitchen manager Chris Bennett cooks his freshly-fried potato chips

August 29, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA, DOE Award 10 R&D Grants for Advanced Bioenergy Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA and DOE have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2

August 12, 2011 Read Full Article

U.Va. Researchers Find High Energy Output From Algae-Based Fuel, But ‘No Silver Bullet’

by Zak Richards (University of Virginia)  Algae-based fuel is one of many options among the array of possible future energy

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Metabolic Network Reconstruction of Chlamydomonas Offers Insight into Light-Driven Algal Metabolism

by Roger L Chang, Lila Ghamsari, Ani Manichaikul, Erik F Y Hom, Santhanam Balaji, Weiqi Fu, Yun Shen, Tong Hao,

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Va. Shifting to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

by Steve Szkotak  (Forbes)   Virginia is moving forward to power its fleet of 10,000 vehicles with alternative fuels, ranging

July 13, 2011 Read Full Article

Despite Editorial, Ethanol's Not So Bad

by James Gough  (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star)  …My primary concern with the editorial, however, is the certainty with which the

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

It's a Go for MSW-to-Ethanol Plant Near Chicago

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A long-proposed municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-ethanol project in Lake County, Ind., has locked in

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Electric Power behind Winners of DOE EcoCAR Challenge

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The winners of the recently completed three-year EcoCAR challenge used a combination of extended-range

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Tobacco Funds Give Danville Boost

by Tara Bozick (GoDanRiver.com)  …Other projects receiving tobacco commission money: …• The commission approved $490,000 for Piedmont BioProducts in Gretna to improve

June 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Osage Bio Energy Cancels Startup, Puts Barley Ethanol Plant up for Sale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Osage Bio Energy announced that its board of directors has decided to market the

May 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Start up of Osage Plant a Concern for Hopewell, Va, Officials

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Nearly a year after Virginia’s first ethanol plant was scheduled to be producing ethanol,

May 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Company Studies Tobacco for Biofuels

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A start-up company, Tyton BioSciences, is looking for a new outlet for tobacco – biodiesel and ethanol.

May 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Ethanol Isn't Perfect; Neither is Gasoline

by Lynwood Broaddus  (Free Lance Star/Fredericksburg.com)  …The editorial begins, “Ethanol production boosts food prices, steals feed corn for fuel. ”

May 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Mary Kissel: It's Harder to Bring Home the Bacon

by Mary Kissel (Orange County Register)  …Mr. Pope is the chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Senators Introduce Bill to End Ethanol Subsidies, Import Tariff

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg)  …Senators Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said the 45-cent credit, which is

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Panel OKs New Biodiesel Facility

by Marjon Rostami (The Virginia Pilot/iStockAnalyst.com)  Recycled French fry oil could soon be part of what fuels local government vehicles after

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

NASA Awards $16.5 Million towards Research into Green Technologies for Aircraft Entering Service after 2030

(GreenAirOnline)  Four industry and academic teams have been awarded contracts by NASA to continue research on technologies that could enable

April 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Enabling the Navy's Great Green Fleet

by Louise Poirier (Fuel Magazine/Ethanol and Biofuels News/Hart Energy)   Amid persistent concerns about supplying the enormous energy demands of

April 7, 2011 Read Full Article

The Great Green Fleet

by James Marvin (The Virginia Pilot)  …Off the capes of Virginia, a modern Navy swift boat cuts a wake at

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Alternative Form of Gasoline is Now Available at Sheetz

by Karen Kiley (WDBJ7.com)  Americans are paying more than $3.50, on average, for a gallon of gasoline. In Virginia, the

March 23, 2011 Read Full Article

The College of William & Mary’s Algal Fuel Research Program

(Algal Industry Magazine)  Joyce Yang, Technology Manager at U.S. Department of Energy talks to Tyler Suiters about the College of

March 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Under the Big Banana, “Garbage in, Energy out”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(F)or some time, observers have been waiting for an intermediate group of technologies to spring

March 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Enzyme Cocktail Could Eliminate a Step in Biofuel Process

(Virginia Tech/EurekAlert)  Conversion of biomass to fuel requires several steps: chemical pretreatment to break up the biomass – often dilute

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

E85 Offered at Sheetz

(SWVA Today)  At the beginning of February, the Sheetz in Wytheville became one of seven Sheetz in the country to

February 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Biomass Pretreatment Development Gets $1 Million Boost in Funding

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  One year after receiving $1 million grant from Ohio Third Frontier, SuGanit Systems Inc. is getting

February 1, 2011 Read Full Article

NX Global to Develop Canadian, US Algae Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  NX Global Inc. has received a $100 million funding commitment from a private U.S.-based organization.

January 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Enzyme Cocktail Could Eliminate a Step in Biofuel Process

(NewsGuide)  Conversion of biomass to fuel requires several steps: chemical pretreatment to break up the biomass – often dilute (sulfuric) acid,

December 28, 2010 Read Full Article

Navy Unveils Its ‘Mean, Green Riverine Machine’ in Norfolk

by Bill Sizemore (Virginia-Pilot)  The Navy took a step toward breaking its dependence on petroleum Friday, powering up a boat with

October 25, 2010 Read Full Article

International Paper Weighs Options for Franklin Production

by Philip Walzer (Virginia Pilot/HamptonRoads.com)   International Paper might maintain a presence near Franklin, but the mill won’t make paper anymore. In

October 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Danville Center Aims to Grow Biofuel Industry

(GoDanRiver.com)  …On Friday, state and local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of SEnTeC — a research and development facility that would

October 18, 2010 Read Full Article

Hatcher Team Creates New Process to Boost Biofuel Production from Algae

(Old Dominion University)  …During the past five years, researchers at Old Dominion University have devised ways to cultivate and harvest

September 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Honeywell’s UOP Awarded Funding for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Reuse Through Algae Growth and Biofuel Production

UOP, a Honeywell (NYSE:HON) company, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million cooperative agreement from the U.S.

March 2, 2010 Read Full Article

A Green Energy Alternative …The Free Enterprise Approach

(GeneSyst International, Inc.) This presentation from a  2009 Virginia Energy Summit explains, complemented by charts and graphs, GeneSyst’s combination of patents and proprietary technologies

February 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Tunisia: Local Scientist Develops New Technique for Extracting Biodiesel

(AllAfrica.com)  …The latest achievement which comes to us from Sfax, is the development of a new technique for extracting biodiesel

February 23, 2010 Read Full Article

First Virginia Ethanol Plant Workers Go for Training

by Markus Schmidt  (Progress-Index.com)  As the launch of operations at Hopewell’s new ethanol plant gets closer, Osage Bio Energy LLC

February 15, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Could Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution in Chesapeake Bay Region, Report Finds

Homegrown energy could reduce millions of pounds of nutrients from entering the Chesapeake Bay’s streams, creeks and rivers and create

January 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Fiberight to Produce MSW-Based Cellulosic Ethanol

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The former Xethanol LLC ethanol production facility in Blairstown, Iowa, has been purchased by

November 30, 2009 Read Full Article

Chesapeake Cellulosic Biofuels Report Released

The Report of the Chesapeake Cellulosic Biofuels Project Next-Generation Biofuels: Taking the Policy Lead for the Nation was released at

September 18, 2008 Read Full Article

Making the Desert Bloom – with Fuel-Yielding Plants, Halophytes

A NASA scientist is confident that within five years commercial aircraft could be powered using a type of biofuel derived

January 20, 2007 Read Full Article

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