Next Gen Biofuels Hearing Today

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research will hold a hearing today to review the future of next generation biofuels. Subcommittee chairman Tim Holden (D-PA) will preside over the hearing, which will include testimony from U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, as well as representatives from several companies involved in exploring new technologies and new feedstocks for biofuel …

algae, Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

Midwest States Support Ethanol and Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The Midwest Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments recently issued a series of policy resolutions supporting increased use of both ethanol and biodiesel, and specifically support ethanol blender pumps. The group also adopted resolutions calling for use of sound scientific methods when calculating carbon emissions. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased with all the resolutions, particularly …

Biodiesel, blends, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

BlueFire Ethanol Locating Plant in Mississippi

Cindy Zimmerman

California-based BlueFire Ethanol received approval from the Department of Energy (DOE) recently to locate its second planned cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Fulton, Mississippi. The company was awarded a $40 million dollar grant from DOE for a second facility in 2007 that was originally to be located in California. However, development and licensing concerns, coupled with the challenging business climate in …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government

Loan Program Needs Changes to Advance Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

An ethanol industry group says the loan guarantee program at the U.S. Department of Energy needs to function more efficiently and effectively to make capitol available to advance next generation biofuels like cellulosic ethanol. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is asking US Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu to make needed changes in the loan guarantee program for biorefineries. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA

ND Offers $2 Mil for New Ethanol Blender Pumps

John Davis

The State of North Dakota has launched a program that will make $2 million in grants available for fuel station owners who install new, multifuel pumps that will mix ethanol right at the point-of-sale. This post on InForum, the forum of Fargo-Moorhead, says buyers will be able to choose from pure gasoline up to E85 ethanol: “We’re excited about this …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, News

CFDC Awarded DOE Funds

Michelle Kautz

The second award included the Clean Fuels Foundation and the FlexFuel Vehicle Club teaming with the Tennessee Clean Cities program. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) was awarded up to $818,091 to increase the availability of E85 and B20 along I-75. This project will provide E85 and B20 every 200 miles or less, enabling drivers to travel from Sault …

Biodiesel, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, News