Biodiesel Now. Very active blog-forum.
Biopact is a Brussels-based connective of European and
African citizens who strive towards the establishment of a
mutually beneficial ‘energy relationship’ based on biofuels and
bioenergy. News-Blog.
BioFuel Companies of Interest:
BlackGold Biofuels has developed technology to convert
low-value organic-based waste greases (FOG) like those
found in the sewer into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning,
low-carbon diesel fuel. Has recently won a contract with the
City of San Fran.
Imperium Renewables‘ Imperium Grays Harbor, the
nation’s largest BQ 9000 certified biodiesel plant, is capable of
producing pure, unblended B100 biodiesel refined from a
variety of oils; canola grown in Washington State and
Canada, soy, and many other crops. Our goal is producing
biodiesel at the lowest possible cost. Wash State.
Current U.S. production capacity of ethanol is more than six billion gallons per year.
American Coalition for Ethanol.
BioFuel Conferences:
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.
Biofuels America Conference. Global Ethanol and Biofuel
conferences and events. Links to,
which has links to businesses in the biomass, biofuel markets.
International Bioenergy Days a recurring International
bio-energy conference. Swedish-American Chamber of
BioFuels Data-Info:
U.S. Dept of Energy. The ABC’s of Biofuels.
U.S. Department of Energy. Map: Geographic Distribution
of Biomass Crops.
BioDiesel Magazine. U.S. Biodiesel Plant
Manufactures-Plant locations and type of Biofuel produced.
Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory. Database Page.
US Department of Energy Biodiesel Handling and Use
Guidelines. PDF.
US Department of Energy. Biodiesel Blends Fact Sheet
2008. PDF.
US Dept of Energy‘s Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy’s Biodiesel Basics, 2 pages. PDF.
Union of Concerned Scientists– Biofuels information.
Biofuel Comparison Chart. Seattle Post Intelligencer. How
Green are BioFuels. Easy to read chart compares 7 bio-fuels
and ethanols. ***
BioenergyWiki an open electronic forum set up to promote
the utilization of bioenergy in a sustainable manner. A sharing
of information, views and experience.
BioFuel Locators/Fueling Stations:
U.S. DOE Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Data
Center. Alternative Fuel Station Search/Map.
NearBio is dedicated to providing mobile device applications
that provide the most comprehensive list of retail alternative
fuel pumps in the United States.
National Biodiesel Board‘s Retail Biodiesel Fueling Sites.
Bio Fuel Stations. Locate filtered used vegetable oil and
biodiesel refueling locations while traveling in the United
States. Lists private/small manufactures.
BioFuel News:
BioDiesel Magazine. BBI International Media.
EcoGeek‘s BioFuel’s News Page.***
BioFuels Journal. Good News Site. ***
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
BCO: Bioenergy/Climate Protection/Oil Reduction
Published monthly, this newsletter provides the most current
information about biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased
products. In addition to news and events, BCO covers the
latest in state and federal biomass policies. ***
Popular Science. Biofuel news stories.
Biodiesel Magazine-Grand Forks, ND
Biofuel Review based in the UK.
BioEnergy Checkbiotech. Biofuels News. EU based.
Biofuels Digest covers producer news, research, policy,
policymakers, conferences, fleets and financial news. Also
home to the Biofuels Digest Index™, a basket of public
biofuels stocks. Biofuels Digest covers all biofuels companies,
regardless of feedstock or fuel, in all regions of the world. An
average of 40 percent of stories are international. ***
Bio Energy Science Center the latest bioenergy news, blogs
and breakthroughs. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ScienceDaily- top science news stories from the world’s
leading universities and research organizations. Alternative
fuels news.
EnergyCurrent News- BioFuel Business News.
Climate Change Central, public-private not-for-profit.
Biofuels – Beyond the Food Debate – Special Biofuels issue
October 2008.
EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by
AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central
place through which universities, medical centers, journals,
government agencies, corporations and other organizations
engaged in research can bring their news to the media.
BioFuel-Organizations- Government:
US Dept of Energy‘s Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy Site. Alternative and Advanced Fuels, Alternative Fuels
Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Sustainable
Biomass and Energy Program. EESI’s strategy is to have
biomass – substantively and politically – become part of any
climate change mitigation strategy.
Bio Energy Science Center is a partnership for bioenergy
solutions that’s connecting the world’s leading scientific minds
and resources. Our goal is to help develop viable, plentiful and
clean alternative fuel sources for generations to come. Like
turning common switchgrass or soybeans into fuel that runs
your car. U.S DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ***
BioFuel-Organizations U.S.& Int’l:
Energy Future Coalition is a nonpartisan public policy
initiative that seeks to speed the transition to a new energy
economy. Funded by the United Nations. Biofuel’s facts and
National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association
representing the biodiesel industry in the United States.
Biofuels America Conference. Global Ethanol and Biofuel
conferences and events. Links to,
which has links to businesses in the biomass, biofuel markets.
Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance a non-profit organization
created to promote sustainable biodiesel practices, including
the harvesting, production and distribution of biodiesel fuels.
The ultimate goal is to create best practice standards for
verifying that all points in the production and distribution chain
are in compliance with the SBA’s certification standards.
Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. Lots of good
info on ethanol.
National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition is a non-profit advocacy
group promoting the use of 85% ethanol as a form of
alternative transportation fuel.
Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative.
CAAFI’s goal is to promote the development of alternative
fuel options that offer equivalent levels of safety and
compare favorably with petroleum based jet fuel on cost and
environmental bases, with the specific goal of enhancing
security of energy supply. PDF.
Lists 800+ DOE publications on Biofuels. DOE’s Office of
Scientific and Technical Information, Information Bridge.
National BioFuels Action Plan. US Dept of Energy. 2008
developed by the inter agency Biomass Research and
Development Board. Intro to R&D needs. PDF.
Biofuels for Transportation: Global Potential and
Implications for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy in the 21st
Century”, aims to present the opportunities, but also the
limits, of global biofuel production and their use in terms of
energy, agricultural, environmental, and rural development
aspects, as well as in economic terms.” World Watch. PDF.
Smart Choices for Biofuels” “Double-digit growth
in ethanol and biodiesel use during the past three years has
contributed to a rapid increase in food, feed grain, and
soybean prices, as well as a sharp environmental backlash.”
This report is a joint project of the Worldwatch Institute and
the Sierra Club. 2009. PDF.
Climate change and health costs of air emissions from
biofuels and gasoline
” quantifies and monetizes the
life-cycle climate-change and health effects of greenhouse
gas (GHG) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions
from gasoline, corn ethanol, and cellulosic ethanol. National
Academies Dec, 2008.
Biofuels Issue Brief provides an overview of biofuel
production and use with a special focus on the transport
sector. It describes first and second generation biofuels and
explores their potential as a possible substitute for fossil
fuels. World Business Council for Sustainable Development,
Nov 2007.
National Academies. Report Considers Impact of Ethanol
Production on Water Resources
. October 2007.
Research Advances in Cellulosic Ethanol” National
Renewable Energy Laboratory, Mar 2007. PDF.
From Biomass to Biofuels” National Renewable Energy
Laboratory. 2006. ***
Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Expanded Renewable and
Alternative Fuels Use’
. Environmental Protection Agency.
Two pages with chart 2007. PDF.
Reports Page. Hundreds of Reports. Bioenergy Feedstock
Information Network, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ***
Biofuels and Air Quality. 25 x 25. One page report.
Biofuel Sustainability. The Ecological Society of America’s
statement as to Biofuel Sustainability Jan 2008.
MarketResearch is the world’s largest and continuously
updated collection of market research, offering more than
160,000 market research reports from over 600 leading
global publishers. Biofuels.^^^ Report Fees ^^^
“Biofuels for Transportation: A Climate Perspective”
Pew Center on Global Climate Change. June 2008.
Net energy of cellulosic ethanol from switchgrass
National Academy of Sciences 2007. ***
Metabolic engineering of a thermophilic bacterium to
produce ethanol at high yield
” Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences. (ALK2)
“Biofuels from Switchgrass: Greener Energy Pastures”
Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Earth Justice. List of Links/Reports/Studies evaluating the
negatives of ethanol usage.
European Commission. Science for Environment Policy.
Biofuel Report. Addresses recent advances in biofuel
research, focusing on research into the environmental and
land use impacts of increases in biofuel crop production. PDF.
Corn Stover For Ethanol Production: Potential and
World Resources Institute, Jan 2009. This study
uses a national agro-environmental production model to
evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of
introducing a market for corn stover to support a
stover-based ethanol industry.
Finding Balance: Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the
World Resources Institute, December,
This analysis explores the implications of corn stover harvest
for soil carbon loss, nutrient (nitrogen) pollution, and erosion,
as well as the potential to mitigate those impacts using
available agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such
as reduced tillage intensity and integration of winter cover
crops (WCC) into production rotations.
Plants at the Pump: Reviewing Biofuels’ Impacts and
Policy Recommendations
World Resources Institute,
July 2008. This article summarizes and updates the
conclusions of the Plants at the Pump report, released in
December 2007.
Plants at the Pump: Biofuels, Climate Change, and
” World Resources Institute, December 3,
2007. Examines the feasibility of achieving significant
emissions reductions from the proliferation of biofuels and
concludes that biofuels are not a complete, nor even the
primary, solution to our transport fuel needs.
BioFuel Research:
Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network BFIN is a
gateway to a wealth of biomass feedstock information
resources from the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National
Renewable Energy Laboratory, and other research
Bio-Based Research Hub. Links to many different University
Departments researching Biofuels… ***
The U.S. already has in place 160,000 miles of gasoline pipeline, 200,000 fueling stations,
and 251 million gas-powered registered vehicles.
NREL. This video provides an overview of National
Renewable Energy Laboratory research on converting
biomass to liquid fuels.
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil,
coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but
biological products, based on plant matter — and thus,
growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to
change. TED Video.