New York program promotes use of biodiesel in generators

A new program in New York aims to promote the use of biodiesel-blended fuel in diesel generators. The BioGenset Project is administrated by Biodiesel Industries through a grant awarded by NYSERDA. B5 can eliminate up to 110,000 tons of carbon a year.

USDA announces Ag & Food Research Initiative grant recipients

The USDA has awarded more than $36 million in grants to 42 bioenergy and biobased products research programs under the department's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The announcement was made April 12 by NIFA Director Roger Beachy.

ABFA president McAdams testifies to Congress on advanced biofuels

A consistent commitment by Congress that avoids the ups and downs of public opinion will be crucial to the success of transforming America's energy policy to cleaner and renewable sources. That's what McAdams, ABFA president, told Congress today.

Propel CEO gives Congress comments on access to renewable fuels

Comments from Propel Fuels CEO to the Senate energy committee highlight the need for a massive expansion of E85 and biodiesel access, and outlines a plan to provide federal tax incentives for the necessary infrastructure build-out.

World Economic Forum report says cleantech investments are vital

The World Economic Forum has issued a report titled, "The Green Investing 2011: Reducing the Cost of Financing," in conjunction with Bloomberg Clean Energy Finance. In 2010, U.S. cleantech R&D investment hit $35 billion, up from $28.6 billion in '09.

Utah State University approves bioenergy center

Utah State University is home to a new bioenergy center. The University's Board of Trustees recently approved the USU Extension Center for Agronomic and Woody Biofuels. One of its projects, FreeWays-to-Fuels, is focused mainly on biodiesel feedstock.

Mexico hosts successful biofuels test flight

Interjet and Airbus conducted the first jatropha-based biofuel test flight in Mexico recently. The Airbus 320 jet successfully flew from Mexico City's International Airport to Angel Albino Corzo of Tuxtla Gutierrez airport in Chiapas.

ABO urges job creation, parity during Capitol Hill meetings

Job creation along with technology and feedstock parity were key messages the Algal Biomass Organization to drive home to members of Congress during its two-day fly-in visit on Capitol Hill this week. ABO hosted a press call afterwards.

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