Advanced Biofuels USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization, advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and climate change/pollution control solution. Our website, www.advancedbiofuelsusa.org, is a one-stop-shop library of information about advanced biofuels for those who are new to the topic, as well as those well versed. Join the thousands of industry professionals, journalists, opinion-leaders, legislators, decision-makers, students and teachers who use this resource regularly. See our “Biofuels Basics” section for introductory materials; or search by key word or category for specific articles and studies. Or call for informal consulting on questions about advanced biofuels developments. 301-644-1395
For more information, visit www.advancedbiofuelsusa.org/.
BIOCOM is the largest regional life science association in the world, representing more than 550 member companies in Southern California. The association focuses on initiatives that positively influence the region’s life science community in the development and delivery of innovative products that improve health and quality of life. This includes initiatives in capital formation, public policy, workforce development, group purchasing and member services such as networking events.
For more information, visit www.biocom.org/.
BioDimensions Inc. is dedicated to helping grow companies and ideas related to commercializing biobased products and industrial biotechnology. We provide technical support, identify capital investment, supply ingredients, and build supporting institutions. Founded in 2006, the company is dedicated to the development of a cleaner, greener, and more equitable world through the sustainable development of renewable resources.
For more information, visit www.agbioworks.org/.
The Biofuels Wiki is a one-stop, collaborative, open-source, industry-led site where knowledge about liquid renewable biofuels can be found. Think of it as a biofuels encyclopedia on the internet. For biofuels to be made in sufficiently large quantities to be both meaningful and sustainable, all of the following are needed: science, research, agriculture, forestry, feedstocks, logistical solutions, transportation, education, training, production, policy, commerce, distribution - and people willing to put these biofuels blends in their vehicles. These many pockets of specialization are disconnected and scattered geographically, by subject and on the World Wide Web. It is difficult to find an information source about renewable fuels that integrates and connects these information pockets.
For more information, visit www.biofuelswiki.org.
BIO is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. Our mission is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for our member organizations—both large and small. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies.
For more information, visit www.bio.org/.
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC). CBiRC's pioneering research and education programs are focused on developing technologies that enable the production of biorenewable chemicals. CBiRC will achieve this by harnessing the combined power of biotechnology and catalysis to deliver a broad platform of innovations that cost effectively convert renewable materials into chemical feedstocks. These biorenewable feedstocks will support the production of biorenewable chemicals within a sustainable chemical industry. To achieve these goals, CBiRC has organized into seven interconnected programs including: Biocatalysis Research, Microbial Engineering Research, Chemical Catalysis Research, Testbeds, Life Cycle Assessment, Industry Collaboration and Innovation, and a unique Education Program in biorenewable chemicals that covers both biological and chemical catalysis.
For more information, visit www.cbirc.iastate.edu/.
CleanTECH San Diego is a non-profit membership organization formed to accelerate San Diego as a world leader in the clean technology economy. We are a catalyst that serves as the hub for a diverse group of stakeholders to advance a common agenda. Our membership includes business and financial leaders, academic and research institutes, and government and non-profit organizations.
For more information, visit www.cleantechsandiego.org.
The Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP) is a multi-stakeholder group developing voluntary biomass to biofuel sustainability principles and standards for the production of feedstocks for second generation refineries (feedstocks for cellulosic refineries). CSBP’s focus includes dedicated fuel crops, crop residues, purpose-grown wood, and forestry residues in North America. The principles and standards being developed are intended to reach the broadest land base possible by embracing the concept of continuous improvement. Fundamentally, the principles and standards will be economically practical and environmentally sound. The Council expects to develop a program over time that will provide for third party audit/certification.
For more information, visit www.csbp.org.
National Farmers Union promotes rural economic and cooperative development by supporting existing agricultural co-ops and helping form new farmer co-ops and other rural businesses. The primary objective is to help family farmers and ranchers add value to the food, fiber and energy they produce. NFU assists producers to retain ownership of their commodity further into the processing channel and enhance market returns on their investment. By working together with other persons and groups, Farmers Union helps family farmers and ranchers advance their farm, ranch, co-op and community enterprises.
For more information, visit www.nfu.org.
The Florida BioFuels Association, Inc. is an association of private and public sector professionals dedicated to increasing the demand, distribution infrastructure, and capacity for locally produced and distributed ethanol, biodiesel and other agriculturally and waste derived fuels, and to serve as an educational resource for the development of a sustainable biofuels sector in Florida.
For more information, visit www.flbiofuels.org.
Established in 1981, MBI is a Michigan-based, non-profit company wholly owned by the Michigan State University Foundation. Our Mission is to “Accelerate the development, scale-up, and commercialization of bio-based technologies”. We collaborate with University researchers, government agencies and corporate partners to develop and derisk promising early-stage technologies.
MBI has extensive expertise and experience in the development, optimization and scale up of bio-based processes. We combine world class facilities and personnel with a disciplined, effective and stage-gated process for technology derisking. Our process drives projects through a “pipeline” in which risks are systematically identified and addressed, ultimately delivering a robust technology platform with clearly demonstrated commercial viability at a meaningful pilot scale. Once derisked, projects are ready to be fully commercialized by our collaboration partners. Our exclusive focus on technology derisking, coupled with our non-profit status and access to the full resources of Michigan State University, make us a unique partner for the development and scale-up of bio-based technologies.
For more information, visit www.mbi.org.
Russian Biofuels Association is the national trade association for the Russian renewable fuels and biomaterials industry. The association promotes policies, regulations and research initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of renewable fuels and materials. RBA membership includes a broad cross-section of businesses and organizations dedicated to the expansion of the Russian renewable fuels industry.
For more information, visit www.biofuels.ru/.
Strategic Biomass Solutions™ (SBS) builds on a rich history of working with renewable energy technologies, businesses and projects since 2002. SBS is supported by a team of experts who provide coaching to entrepreneurs for building technology-based businesses; access to early-stage capital; project feasibility modeling; and energy efficiency assessments. So if you are an energy entrepreneur seeking to grow a renewable energy company or develop a project, contact SBS and see how we can help you using our VentureCapitalTools. This toolset offers a comprehensive approach for addressing the technical, market and business aspects of a company in a way that maximizes the probability for success. Our Entrepreneurial Development team helps companies strategically guide their plans and actions for product commercialization.
SBS is also setup to help investors conduct due diligence on renewable energy projects, and is here to serve economic developers and help them understand these technologies as well develop strategies for their communities to attract such projects. SBS is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy and managed by the Mississippi Technology Alliance.
For more information, visit www.technologyalliance.ms.
Founded in 1995, the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI) is a nonpartisan 501c(3) nonprofit organization devoted to helping businesses make steady progress on their roadmap to sustainability. The SBI does this by working as a catalyst on behalf of the public to bring together business leaders and their organizations to initiate, implement and communicate worldwide sustainable business practices. Issued by the SBI, the Seal of Sustainability™ is a nationally recognized icon of business sustainability. It is awarded to businesses that have demonstrated continuous commitment to sustainable business practices in the areas of economy, society and environment.
For more information, visit www.sustainablebusiness.org/.
The USDA'S Office of Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU) assists the Secretary of Agriculture in developing Department policies, programs and strategies related to energy and biobased products. The Office coordinates USDA activities related to energy and biobased products within and outside the Department. The Office conducts economic analysis and evaluates policies concerning energy and the utilization of biobased products. Research is currently underway on producing renewable fuels and biopower from biomass and marketing biobased products. The Office is also involved in tracking energy use trends on crop and livestock farms.
For more information, visit www.usda.gov.