Algae industry counseled on sustainability objectives at summit

The algae industry's ambition to build a global industry that is fundamentally sustainable, safe and responsible was the chief topic of discussion on Day Two of the 2012 Algae Biomass Summit, held Sept. 24-27 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.
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US EPA direct final, proposed rules amend heating oil definition

The direct final and proposed rules expand the definition to include fuel oil used to heat buildings occupied by people that's flowable at standard temperature and pressure. The new definition opens the door for more producers but adds requirements.
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Algae Biomass Summit: producers say commercialization is close

Small American companies are directing the global algae industry's commercialization approach. With Big Oil, Big Food and big money behind them, U.S. algae startups continue to scale up, build out, and tap into the infrastructure of industrial hosts.
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Weekend fire incident at German biodiesel plant contained in time

At Petrotec AG's biodiesel production plant in Sudlohn-Oeding, Germany, a fire broke out on the morning of Sept. 23 in a side production line of its biodiesel production process. The local fire brigades were able to quickly extinguish the fire.
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Reps. Olson, Blackburn introduce 'Stop RIN Fraud Act of 2012'

The "Stop RIN Fraud Act of 2012" was introduced in Congress to legislatively alter EPA's administration of the RIN program. NBB opposes the bill, favoring private-sector solutions while working alongside EPA to update the agency's regulations.
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100M gallons of US biodiesel produced in August, 757M gallons YTD

Biodiesel production is reported under EPA's biomass-based diesel category in the renewable fuel standard. The EPA numbers show a total of 103 million gallons of biomass-based diesel for the month of August, but that figure includes renewable diesel.
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National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo agenda announced

With three comprehensive program tracks titled Pathways & Partnerships, Inputs & Supply Chains and Money & Markets, this year's event will feature advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals with a core focus on the alliances defining the industry.
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EU Commission raises queries over reliability of biofuel policy

The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants e.V. (UFOP) considers the proposals announced by the EC's General Directorate (GD) for Climate Policy to be a complete renunciation of a reliable, future-oriented climate and biofuel policy.
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Lufthansa to fund Algae.Tec's European algae-to-biojet facility

Algae.Tec Ltd. and Lufthansa signed a collaboration agreement for construction of a large-scale algae to aviation biofuels facility. The site will be in Europe adjacent to an industrial CO2 source. Lufthansa will arrange 100 percent of the financing.
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Industry Events

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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