Movie Review – “FUEL”

Joanna Schroeder

The Sundance award winning documentary, “FUEL” is set to open up in 150 theaters across the U.S. tomorrow. The “FUEL” team will be on hand in New York for the nationwide premiere, which is being hailed by people who have had the opportunity to pre-screen the film as “eye opening,” “insightful,” and “powerful”. The film was directed by Josh Tickell …

Biodiesel, biofuels, book reviews, Energy, Environment, News

Enerkem Breaks Ground on Waste-to-Biofuels Facility

John Davis

Canadian company Enerkem has broken ground on a new energy research facility. This company press release says the advanced waste-to-biofuels facility is a partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta,: The research facility, a collaboration between Enerkem, the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI), will focus on the conversion of various types …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News

E85 and Biodiesel Promo in Sioux Rapids, IA

Michelle Kautz

The First Coop Association is one of many stations to take advantage of the Renewable Fuels Promotional Assistance Program sponsored by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and the Iowa Soybean Association. Through the Renewable Fuels Promotional Assistance Program, Iowa Corn and IRFA partners with retailers for grand openings for E85 and ethanol blender dispensers. …

Biodiesel, biofuels, blends, corn, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Facilities, Soybeans

HERO BX Biodiesel Plans to Lead Green Energy Revolution

Cindy Zimmerman

Global Biodiesel Producer Lake Erie Biofuels today announced a name change to HERO BX and a new technology pathway for the future of biofuels. CEO Leonard Kosar says America needs a hero in the biofuels business. “HERO BX stands for high-quality biodiesel and that is what we produce everyday using multiple feedstocks,” said Kosar. “In the future, we will utilize …

algae, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, feedstocks

Sustainability Group Issues Report on Biofuels

John Davis

A group that touts its efforts to promote “the sustainable production and equitable distribution of energy and food in communities across Minnesota” has issued a report on the renewable fuels used for transportation in this country. The Minnesota Project’s Transportation Biofuels in the United States: An Update looks at many of the issues regarding biofuels in this country, including food …


Florida Vetrans Denounce Big Oil Front Group

Joanna Schroeder

Big Oil is out astroturfing once again, this time under the guise of the group “Energy Citizens,” a front group set up by their Washington lobbying arm, the American Petroleum Institute. The goal of this effort is to stage rallies across the country in an attempt to kill the clean energy and climate plan now being considered by Congress. It’s …

biofuels, Energy, Environment, global warming, News

Danforth Center Gets Grants to Help Biofuels Research

John Davis

A pair of three-year National Science Foundation grants will help the St. Louis-based Donald Danforth Plant Science Center continue its biofuel research. This press release says one of the awards is a $550,000 grant awarded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act that will support research that explores regulation of plant metabolism, an important part of biofuel research: Dr. Oliver …


Algae Researchers to Talk Energy in St. Louis

John Davis

Researchers will be gathering in St. Louis next week for the “Algae-to-Energy Research and Development in the South” meeting. The Center for Evergreen Energy in conjunction with The Southern Growth Policies Board and The Southern Agriculture and Forestry Resource Alliance (SAFER) is hosting the meeting of southern algae researchers on August 26th at the Regional Chamber and Growth Association’s office …

algae, biofuels

Indirect Land Use Science Lacking & World Knows it

Joanna Schroeder

Yet another study has found that Searchinger et al.’s paper on Indirect Land Use was not based on ‘sound science’. According to researchers Professor John Matthews and Dr. Hao Tan, from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, the Searchinger paper is more ideology than science and is seeking to put biofuels in the worst possible light. In addition, they say, alternative …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indirect Land Use, NCGA, Research