Compact car will feature diesel engine for US market in 2013

Chevrolet has plans to offer a new engine option in the Cruze for improved fuel efficiency and use, but forget about electric hybrids because starting in 2013 the automaker will offer a diesel version of the popular compact car.

Study finds algae growth, harvesting are root of energy ROI

A study published by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin asserts that the crux of algae's case as an economically feasible oil feedstock and energy source rests not in its processing but in the ability to affordably grow and harvest it.

USDA supports 51,000 camelina acres in new BCAP announcement

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the creation of four new Biomass Crop Assistance Program project areas to expand the availability of feedstock for biofuels. Camelina is the focus of two of the four new BCAP areas, in the western U.S.

Amyris accelerates renewable diesel, biobased chemicals efforts

The firm's most recent spate of announcements only deepens its traction in the global biorefining sector with derivatives made from plant-based sugars that can be converted into various hydrocarbon molecules for fuels or chemicals.

Ala. workshop to feature producer, user input for fleet managers

During a three-hour workshop on the campus of Troy University in Dothan, Ala., July 27, anyone with questions regarding biodiesel will have a chance to speak with industry experts and biodiesel producers and users.

Court files summary judgment against Rivera

A federal judge has granted the SEC a summary judgment against John H. Rivera, chairman and CEO of Texas-based U.S. Sustainable Energy Corp., for his illegal "pump-and-dump" scheme that netted him more than $721,000.

Canadian alliance to advocate for biorefining sector

An alliance of energy-related trade organizations in Canada is calling on the nation's federal, provincial and territorial governments to act now to develop a comprehensive energy strategy. The coalition is known as the New Economy Alliance.

Grand opening ceremonies planned for 2 biodiesel facilities

Two small-scale biodiesel refineries are set to hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies this summer: one, a community-scale unit located at a waste management facility on Vancouver Island, Canada; the other, a research facility in Catawba County, N.C.

Industry Events

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Northeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Algae Biomass Summit

October 24-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Pacific West Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

January 16-18, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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