Biofuel
October 31, 2012, Ottawa, ON – The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) achieved a major milestone for the aviation industry today as it flew the first civil jet powered by 100 percent unblended biofuel.
October 25, 2012, Washington, DC — Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5 percent -- approximately 39 billion liters -- of U.S. transportation fuel needs would place unsustainable demands on energy, water, and nutrients, says a new report from the National Research Council.
October 25, 2012, Carmarillo, CA – Cool Planet Energy Systems announced a major breakthrough in the commercialization and affordability of biofuels from non-food biomass that can run in any vehicle on the road today.
October 22, 20122, San Paulo, BR – Canadian cellulosic ethanol developer Iogen Corporation has announced its selection by Brazilian sugarcane ethanol giant Raízen Group as the core technology for a commercial scale cellulosic ethanol production facility, and committed in initial investment to develop a commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil.
October 12, 2012, Vancouver, BC – The future is already underway with just a few snags, according to panelists at `Flying Green: Why Airlines See a Bright Future in Biofuels’, a plenary at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.
Oct 15, 2012, Sarnia, Ont. - Woodland Biofuels’ $12-million demo plant could be producing ethanol from wood waste by the end of the year, says president Greg Nuttall.
October 11, 2012, London, UK – A new report prepared by analysts at TechNavio says given current market conditions, the global biofuels market should grow by about 7.7 percent through 2015.
October 4, 2012, Paris, FR – Dalkia announced it has opened France’s most powerful electricity and steam generation plant to be fired by biomass.
October 3, 2012, Madison, WI – Using technology developed primarily for producing electricity from hydrogen, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology of South Korea has developed what could be a commercially viable, continuous process for converting biomass and electricity into renewable liquid transportation fuels.
September 17, 2012, Missoula, MT- Researchers working to see if Northwest wood scrap can be turned into jet fuel say they've made good progress in the first year of their $40 million project, but they haven't figured out how the project would make money.
September 13, 2012, Miami, FL – New reports from Environmental Entrepreneurs and PriceWaterhouseCoopers detail strong advances in advanced biofuels, chemicals, wood, plastic and rubber sectors.
August 24, 2012, Athens, GA – Biofuel from biomass one step closer to reality thanks to discovery by University of Georgia researchers to manipulate ‘hot’ microbes
August 23, 2012, Philadelphia, PA — A new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks and similar material to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is showing the same promise in larger plants as it did in laboratory-scale devices.
August 22, 2012, Toronto, ON – Woodland Biofuels, a leading cellulosic ethanol company, today announced that William B. White has joined Woodland's senior management team as Chief Operating Officer.
August 17, Washington, D.C. - A global food crisis may "hit us very soon" as a drought ravages corn crops in the U.S., the world's largest grower, the International Food Policy Research Institute said today.
August 5, 2012, London, UK - The stage is set for innovative biotech and fuel companies to grab the alternative aviation fuel market according to a report on Renewable Energy World.
August 2, 2012, Washington, DC - US Federal mandates setting minimum usage of biofuels in the nation's fuel supply have landed in court, as the petroleum industry counters that the standards are currently unrealistic, according to a report in Energy & Capital.
July 11, 2012, Washington, D.C. - The US biofuels industry is at loggerheads with House Republicans, who are eyeing its funding for elimination in the farm bill.
June 20, 2012 - Energy crop developer New Energy Farms has developed a new method of propagating energy grasses - called CEEDS.
June 15, 2012, Washington, DC - After three years of unprecedented fuel testing and scrutiny, the Obama Administration has given its final approval for the sale of E15 ethanol blends under the waiver conditions set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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