Lower soy production, carry-in stocks may lead to record prices

The USDA released its highly anticipated soybean forecast Sept. 12, and for the U.S. biodiesel industry, which gets about one-half of its feedstock supply from soybean oil, this could have a profound impact on feedstock prices come springtime.
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E2 report estimates advanced biofuel production through 2015

A report recently published by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows that the advanced and cellulosic biofuel industries are well-positioned to meet demand under California's low carbon fuel standard and the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Vilsack, Mabus highlight Navy energy independence in Norfolk, Va.

USDA Sec. Vilsack and Deputy Assistant Sec. of Energy for Navy Tom Hicks toured the USS Monterey (CG 61) at the Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday, Sept. 8, and highlighted the Obama administration's commitment to energy independence for the military.
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Airbus announces Chinese partnership, opens student competition

Airbus recently announced a partnership with Tsinghua University to complete a sustainability analysis of potential biojet feedstocks in China and support a biomass value chain. The company also opened its annual Fly Your Ideas student competition.
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World Energy, Hydro Dynamics partner to promote cavitation tech

Hydro Dynamics and longtime biodiesel industry leader World Energy, through its WMG Services business unit, announced that the companies have teamed up to expand commercialization of the ShockWave Power Reactor for biodiesel applications worldwide.
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LS9 first production run at Fla. demo plant hits technical goals

LS9 Inc. announced the successful start-up of its Florida operations with an initial production run of fatty alcohols, which are used in the $5 billion surfactant market. LS9 completed the retrofit of the demo facility in Okeechobee, Fla. in May.
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Biodiesel consulting firm adds maritime projects expert

Biodiesel consultancy Lee Enterprises Consulting has added Gerry Ellis as its maritime projects expert to aid with expanding biodiesel and renewable fuels use in the marine industry as federal regulations cut the sulfur content in marine fuel.
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Middle River teen wins Minn. statewide biodiesel essay contest

Morgan Dahl, a 2012 graduate of Greenbush-Middle River High School, has been named as the first place finisher of the Reuben Youngerberg Memorial Biodiesel Essay Scholarship, an annual scholarship open to all high school seniors in Minnesota.
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Industry Events

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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