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Greenbelt Initiates CBE Project to Produce Bioethanol for CBD Extraction

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/Globe Newswire)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) (Greenbelt) has announced commencing Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased initiative to convert Greenbelt’s Commercial Scale Testing Facility into a

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Graphene Takes a Step toward Renewable Fuel

(Linköping University/Phys.Org)  Using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide, researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Production of Renewable Gas from Waste Wood

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) KIT’s researchers succeeded in producing renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for honeycomb methanation. The quality of this synthetic natural gas

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Canadian University and Xebec Embark on Power-to-Renewable Gas Project

(Xebec/McGill University/NGV Journal)  Xebec Adsorption Inc. will co-develop a prototype reactor to produce renewable natural gas using a power-to-gas (P2G) process with McGill University. This process combines electricity generated from renewable

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Firm to Generate Power from Solid Waste in Patna

Faryal Rumi (Times of India)  The empowered standing committee of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Thursday approved a proposal to hire a  a Delhi-based firm to set up a solid waste management

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers in Guatemala Are Destroying Dams to Fight ‘Dirty’ Renewable Energy

by Simon Granovsky-Larsen (The Conversation)  …  Ixpátz and four other rivers in the Champerico area had been re-routed from their natural courses and into large plantations. Joining forces with other small farmers,

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under, Canada-Style: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella, Canfor

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it into

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Fuel Breakthrough in Queensland Could Fire up Massive New Export Market

by Lexy Hamilton-Smith  (ABC News)  Two cars powered by hydrogen derived from ammonia will be tested in Brisbane today thanks to a Queensland breakthrough that CSIRO researchers say could turn Australia

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

100% Carbon to Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, during fermentation and instead shifts the carbon

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

New Membrane Technology May Aid Biofuel Production

(Argonne National Laboratory/Biomass Magazine) Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes –double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances—have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses.

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Osaka City University Develops CO2 Consuming Biofuel Cell Utilizing Microalgae Spirulina

(Japan for Sustainability)  Osaka City University announced on April 25, 2018, that it succeeded in developing a new biofuel cell system with the functions of a solar cell and the ability

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Inver Grove Heights Biofuel Plant Still on Track, but Hurdles Remain

by Erin Adler (Star Tribune)  Garbage-to-ethanol plant in Inver Grove Heights still needs approvals.   —  Plans to create the country’s first garbage-to-ethanol plant in Inver Grove Heights are progressing. Yet hurdles remain

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field,

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

5 Minutes With… Dhivya Puri, Senior Technical Lead at Fiberight.

by Dave Songer (Bio-Based World News)  “The milestones and professional growth I’ve achieved in this role are above and beyond what I could have accomplished in academia within the same time

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot News from Sea to Shore

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The VERGE conference was held in Honolulu last week gathering energy and transportation leaders to talk about lessons learned in clean energy and electricity that

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste to Wing Project First to Enable Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in South Africa

(SKYnrg) Airlines are facing increasing pressure to become more sustainable, yet options to reduce carbon emissions in aviation are limited. Electric planes for example are not foreseen to have a significant

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Sugarcane’s Toxic Waste Can Turn into a Boon for Farmers

by Paul Johnl (Times of India)   Sugarcanemolasses-based distilleries in India are not only water guzzlers but purge a highly toxic residue— spent-wash or vinasse. This unusually viscous dark brown coloured pungent liquid after recovery

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

India’s Biofuels Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program

(25 x ’25/North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where, for the first

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Mechanisms and Indicators for Assessing the Impact of Biofuel Feedstock Production on Ecosystem Services

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This paper synthesizes the current knowledge about the impact of biofuels on ecosystem services. Biofuel feedstock production can be a significant driver of landscape modification, ecosystem change and

February 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness that rose as a result. Questions have been raised as

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Affordable, Green Hydrogen — It Is Here, Near, or Nowhere in Sight (Again)?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News arrives from Israel’s Technion Institute that they have developed a stable catalyst that can split water at extravagantly low energy-levels – and haven’t ruled out

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Got Feedstock? Have Greenbelt Resources Test For Feasibility

(PR Newswire/Greenbelt Resources) The beauty of bioethanol is that it can be created from an amazing number of feedstocks of which many are considered waste – especially “food wastes”. Greenbelt Resources

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Conducts Feedstock Testing For Central Coast Wine Services

(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

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Green Fuel’s $1bn Expansion Project On Hold

by Martin Kadzere (AllAfrica/The Herald)  Ethanol producer, Green Fuel has put on hold its $1 billion expansion programme as the current environment does not support the scale of investment, sources

September 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene  —  Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Water Management in Biomass Processing

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) … Managing the water in biomass processes like food production, fermentations, pyrolysis, and biodiesel production is critical to success.   There is an increasing appreciation

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Indian Scientists Turn Sugar Industry Waste Into Next-Gen Battery Material

(Sugar News)   Indian scientists have demonstrated that waste water from some of the dirtiest industrial processes can be turned into a carbon source for preparation of energy storage materials.

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Tiny Element, Big Impact: Hydrogen Power, Amplified

(Energy Today/Carnegie Mellon University)  How do you efficiently isolate hydrogen, unlocking its full potential as a primary, mainstream source of energy?  —  The universe consists of a number of elements,

July 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Greenlighted for Indonesian “Ecolabel” Status for Technology that Helps Address $940 Billion Food Loss Problem

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  The Indonesian government’s Technical Committee on Verification of Environmentally Friendly Technology has officially recommended that Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) be awarded “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for its

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Researchers Find Better Way to Split Hydrogen from Water

(CleanTech Canada)  In a discovery that could help jump-start the hydrogen economy, a team of physicists at the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can divide water using

May 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US VP Pence Celebrates Greenbelt Resources and Jababeka Infrastruktur Waste-to-Resources Project MOU Signing

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  JababECO is the first U.S.-Indonesia municipal waste-to-bioproducts project  —  United States Vice President Mike Pence participated in a ceremony celebrating the signing of multiple Memorandums of Understanding

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under Goes to Canada: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Announces “PRECO”: “Paso Robles ECOsystem” Transforms Waste to Bioproducts

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR NewsWire)  Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO), an innovator of sustainable energy production systems, announced today the Paso Robles ECOsystem, known as PRECO, a waste-to-energy interconnected system (ecosystem)

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Water: Lifeblood of the Process

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Successful water reduction and recycling require close attention to treatments and system impacts in ethanol production. —  …  As the industry has improved

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Tossed Aside in the ‘White Gold’ Rush: Indigenous People Are Left Poor as Tech World Takes Lithium from under Their Feet

Story by Todd C. Frankel and Peter Whoriskey; Photos and videos by Michael Robinson Chavez; Video editing by Jorge Ribas (The Washington Post)  In the thin air of the salt flats here,

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Selection of 26 projects across two programs will make transportation cleaner and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions  —  The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today

December 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Popeye Was Right: There’s Super Energy in that Spinach

by Theo Kumah  (Biofuels Digest)  Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology came up with what could pose as one of the most interesting discoveries from plants. The researchers came

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight”

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture

by Geoffrey Carr (The Economist)  If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

The Wonder from Down Under: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Licella

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Licella produces drop-in biofuels from a wide range of biomass and uses a supercritical water-based technology and catalysts to break up biomass and reform it

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

System of Systems : The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nexus of Food, Water & Energy Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up at the nexus of food, water and energy systems — what technology is critical, what’s being modeled and why? CBET Division Director JoAnn

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Manufacturer to Invest US$95 Million in Jamaican Plant by 2017

(South Florida Caribbean News)  As renewable energy demands increase globally, biofuel developer Benchmark Renewable Energy LLC has officially announced plans to develop a large scale bio-ethanol operation in Jamaica. The

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Best for Biofuels

by Dave Evensen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Research finds where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems  —  … Researchers at the University of Illinois used

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

IEA and GBEP Launch Bioenergy and Water Paper

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Italy, IEA Bioenergy and the Global Bioenergy Partnership have published the “Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships,” which includes examples that illustrate an

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Short on Sustainable Hydrogen? Here Comes New Water-Splitting Tech to Save the Day

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in a hydrogen-starved world, and it’s expensive to make. And most

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana University Scientists Create ‘Nano-Reactor’ for the Production of Hydrogen Biofuel

(Indiana University Bloomington) Combining bacterial genes and virus shell creates a highly efficient, renewable material used in generating power from water  —   Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Any Alcohol into Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Byogy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

What About Willow? Willows Could Be Next Big Thing for Conservation, Biofuel Feedstock

by Claire Vath (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  … “We had something like 200 trespass cows from a nearby land lease,” Willow says. So, they constructed a fence. And while it kept animals

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Illinois Awarded Grant to Support Sorghum Research

(University of Illinois/Biomass Magazine)  The University of Illinois has been awarded a 3-year, $5 million grant from the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy as part of its OPEN 2015 funding

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Announces: POM Wonderful Extends Feedstock Testing Contract

(Greenbelt Resources/Business Wire)  POM Wonderful®, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States, has extended its feedstock testing contract with Greenbelt Resources Corporation(OTC:

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

A Time to Take Stock: Advanced Biofuels as a Solution

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A time for taking stock and giving thanks; for appreciating the value of creating a truly sustainable renewable energy future. A recent press release, Vapor

November 25, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Three Sustainability Tools Are Enhancing Environmental Benefits of Biofuels

by Kristen Johnson and Alicia Moulton  (U.S. Department of Energy)  At the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re actively working to develop the advanced biofuels industry in a way that

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate Change

(Algenol)  U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

OriginClear to Acquire Progressive Water Treatment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  OriginClear Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Dallas-based Progressive Water Treatment Inc., (PWT) a profitable and fast-growing designer, builder and service

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Do Biofuels Massively Worsen Water Stress?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does bioenergy place such massive pressure on water resources that it zeroes out the climate change benefits? Tweets around a recent article from PNAS say “yes, that’s

August 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy 2015 Posts Presentations

(Department of Energy)  … We know many of you are interested in some of the presentations from our great lineup of speakers. We have posted select presentations from the conference to

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Key Excerpts Related to Fossil Fuels from Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The following are key excerpts from Pope Francis’ Encyclical, “Laudato Si,” or “Praised Be,” in which he calls for renewable fuel use, energy efficiency, transition

June 19, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium Awards Contract to Construct Innovative Agriculture and Energy Pilot Project at Masdar City

(Masdar Institute)  Research puts UAE at forefront of global movement to create sustainable, alternative fuels that do not compete with food production Based on ground-breaking research at the Masdar Institute

January 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Argonne Model Analyzes Water Footprint of Biofuels

by Greg Cunningham (Argonne National Laboratory)  A new version of an online tool created by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … After a decade as the bioenergy technology leader, I just created a new role

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Changing Water into Wine: Er, Will Jet Fuel Do?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrocarbon fuel from seawater and nothing else? Is it possible?  Not only possible, but demonstrated

April 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Is Asset to State, Nation

by Bill Jones (Fresno Bee/Pacific Ethanol)  The Bee published a commentary on Feb. 14 by Tom Tanton titled “Making Ethanol

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Research: Fracking Uses and Loses More Water than Previously Believed

by Matthew McFeeley (The Energy Collective)  Fracking’s water footprint is higher than previously thought, according to a new report that combined data

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Canola Could Be New Biofuel Crop for Central Great Plains

(Ag Professional/USDA Agricultural Research Service)  Farmers in the semiarid central Great Plains have traditionally used a two-year, no-till, dryland, winter

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Tulare County Farmers Hear about Raising Sorghum for Biofuel

by David Castellon (Visalia Times Delta) When the subject of biofuel comes up, chances are you’ll think of corn converted to

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Disputes Study on Climate Change Impacts on Corn Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has spoken out to criticize a study published by Rice

June 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Going Green: Nation Equipped to Grow Serious Amounts of Pond Scum for Fuel

by Tom Rickey  (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)   A new analysis shows that the nation’s land and water resources could likely

May 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Comments on Air Force Strategic Studies Quarterly Article: Energy Insecurity, The False Promise of Liquid Biofuels

(US Department of Energy/Department of Defense)  General Comments Although the author has done an extensive literature reading in the biofuels

March 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035

by Marianne Lavelle and Thomas K. Grose (National Geographic)  The amount of fresh water consumed for world energy production is on

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plants Turning toward Grain Sorghum

by Art Hovey (Lincoln Star Journal)  …On a much brighter note, the managers of ethanol plants in Trenton and Ravenna

March 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Sustainability Trends to Watch for in 2013

by Pat Lorentz (Shelton Group)  It’s a new year! So after you’ve headed to the gym, put down your smokes,

January 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Driving Algae Sustainability

by Mary Rosenthal (Biomass Magazine)  Just a few weeks ago, the National Research Council released its report on the sustainability

January 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Cars Fueled by Air?

by Bailey (Planet Forward)  It’s not magic, it’s chemistry!  That’s what the chief executive of Air-Fuel Synthesis says about their

December 23, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

California-Grown Sorghum Used in Ethanol Production

(Chromatin/BusinessWire)  Chromatin’s Sorghum Seed Recognized for Water Use Efficiency and Versatility Chromatin, Inc., a privately held provider of innovative crop

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Large-Scale Production of Biofuels Made from Algae Poses Sustainability Concerns

(Science Daily)  Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5 percent — approximately 39

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Finding the Right Biofuels for the Southeast: A Range of Alternatives

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …Of the five regions, the Southeast has the greatest natural capacity in the

September 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Water-Wise Biofuel Crop Study to Alter Plants Metabolic, Photosynthesis Process

(Phys.Org)  Putting the water-use-efficient and turbo-charged photosynthesis from plants such as agave into woody biomass plants such as poplar can

September 17, 2012 Read Full Article

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Highlights Renewable Fuels Industry’s Top 10 Efficiency and Technology Innovations of the Past Decade

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  As a part of its 10th Anniversary celebration of progress and prosperity, the Iowa Renewable Fuels

September 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Africa's Water-Bioenergy Nexus Ensuring Sustainable Water Management in Africa's Biofuel Sector

(Pangea)  Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) published a new report, Africa’s Water-Bioenergy Nexus. Ensuring Sustainable Water Management in Africa’s

August 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Dropping Water Use: Ethanol Producers Balance Cost and Conservation When Reducing Consumption

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The results of a Google search of the words ethanol and water use are

July 25, 2012 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Special Report on Drought

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Dire US media headlines abound: “Drought!”  What’s real, what’s hype, and what are the impacts?

July 6, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

CORE BioFuel Inc. Selects Technip to Engineer the World’s First Wood to Gasoline Biorefinery

(CORE BioFuel, Inc.)  CORE BioFuel Inc. announced today (May 2, 2012)  that it has selected Technip, a world leader in

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Que SARA, Será (Whatever Is Sustainable, Will Be): Sorghum, Water and Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s water, water everywhere, hardly a drop to use. The latest on Sustainable, Affordable, Reliable,

April 13, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Annnounces Release of Draft Report: Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-10/183A) report, prepared by

February 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Washington State Horticultural Association Opposes Bill to Provide Additional Water for Organic Crops and Biofuel Crops

(PR NewsWire/Organic Tree Fruit Growers Alliance)  At a recent legislative hearing in Olympia, the Washington StateHorticultural Association and its lobbyist Jim Halstrom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvVO8tJc7zI) publicly

January 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Troubled Ethanol Plant Looks to Sell Water for Fracking

by Holly Jessen   (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Idled ethanol plant Bionol Clearfield LLC is working to get approval to sell

December 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Enzyme Study Shows DDGS Dewatering Applications

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A one-month plant trial showed a commercial enzyme could help extract water from distillers

December 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Abengoa’s $500 Million Vision Could Take Shape in York County

by Art Hovey  (Lincoln Journal Star)  Movers and shakers in York County, one of the most prolific places for corn

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

USDA Scientists Use Commercial Enzyme to Improve Grain Ethanol Production

by Ann Perry (US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)  A commercial enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing

September 13, 2011 Read Full Article

State OKs POET Plan to Recycle Storm Water at South Dakota Plant

(POET)  POET Biorefining — Mitchell to cut even more water use Mitchell is layering another level of water recycling on

September 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Testing the Water for Bioenergy Crops

by Liz Ahlberg (University of Illinois)   Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Water Intensity of Corn-Based Ethanol Needs to Include DDGS Credit

by Gouri Shankar Mishra and Sonia Yeh (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Study recalculates water consumption with expanded system boundaries and coproduct

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

From Farm to Biorefinery: Ethanol Production Efficiency Improves

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …In this week’s installment of the RFA’s series on efficiency, RFA Vice President Geoff Cooper

August 22, 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

More Ethanol, Fewer Inputs, Increasing Benefits: More Corn on Fewer Acres, Less Water

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Over the past 30 years, and in particular in the past decade, ethanol production

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

Pongamia Shines in New Asian Development Bank Study of Biofuel Production and Use

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  In the Philippines, a new study by that Asian Development Bank finds that “Pongamia

August 1, 2011 Read Full Article

Poet Has Green Plan for Water

by Anna Jauhola  (The Daily Republic)  In a continuing effort to operate as green as possible, Poet Biorefining is the

July 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Switch from Corn to Grass Would Raise Ethanol Output, Cut Emissions

(EurekAlert!/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Growing perennial grasses on the least productive farmland now used for corn ethanol production in

July 13, 2011 Read Full Article

At the Capitol: Alternative Energy Can Be Found Right Here in Illinois

by Rep. Jim Sacia  (Journal-Standard)  …Ethanol is another source of alternative energy that has established a foothold in America, and

July 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Nature Outlook Biofuels–Special Supplement

(Nature:  International Weekly Journal of Science)  Biofuels have big boots to fill. After more than 150 years of using petroleum

July 2, 2011 Read Full Article

2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

  2011 Biomass Program Peer Review Meetings  Final Meetings June 27-28, 2011 Chrystal City, VA

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass Program will be

June 24, 2011 Read Full Article

In Search of A Biofuel El Dorado: The Quest for Brazil’s Energy Independence Future

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In 1568, a Spanish Conquistador by the name of Pedro Maraver de Silva led

June 20, 2011 0 comment Read Full Article

New Essay on Bioenergy, Fertilizer, Wastewater Remediation

by Steven Medina (Biofuels Digest)  “He intensively grows corn for ethanol in clay soil that once grew corn for bootleg

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Study: Algae Could Replace 17% of U.S. Oil Imports

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Choosing optimal growing locations limits algal biofuel’s water use High oil prices and environmental and economic

April 15, 2011 Read Full Article

The Goldilocks Challenge: Getting It ‘Just Right’ at Aurora Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Oak Investment venture partner (and now Aurora chairman) Brian Hinman noted that “Aurora Biofuels has

December 12, 2010 Read Full Article

Corn Crops for Biofuels Production Have Unintended Consequences on Water Quality and Quantity in Northwest Mississippi

(US Geological Survey)   Growing corn for biofuels production is having unintended effects on water quality and quantity in northwestern Mississippi. More

December 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Letters: Stoking the Ethanol Debate

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Houston Chronicle)  Letter to Editor   …The Chronicle says natural gas from shale deserves federal subsidies

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

You Can Have Your Opinion, but Not Your Own Facts

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  That the Houston Chronicle would be anti-ethanol is not surprising to anyone.  It is Houston,

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Nagoya 2010: Weighing up the Risks and Benefits of Biofuels Development

(United Nations Environment Programme) Water, land use change and invasive species are key factors that must be addressed alongside greenhouse gas

October 26, 2010 Read Full Article

Water: Is There Enough for Biofuels at Scale?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In a note at CO2science.org, a trio of authors contend: “There simply is not enough

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Hawaii Sugar Grower Working to Power Navy

By Audrey McAvoy (AP)  The federal government has turned to a 130-year-old Hawaii sugar grower for help in powering the Navy

August 10, 2010 Read Full Article

As Ethanol Booms, Critics Warn of Environmental Effect

by Erica Gies   (New York Times)  …One group, Growth Energy, has blanketed the Metro subway station closest to the U.S.

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

GAO: Energy-Water Nexus: Many Uncertainties Remain about National and Regional Effects of Increased Biofuel Production on Water Resources

The extent to which increased biofuels production will affect the nation’s water resources depends on the type of feedstock selected

December 4, 2009 Read Full Article

Another Biofuels Drawback: The Demand for Irrigation

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