Monthly Archives: August 2011

Camelina-powered flight hits 25,000 feet in Marine helicopter

In Maryland, a USMC tilt rotor MV-22 Osprey was flown on a blend of 50/50 camelina based and petroleum based JP-5 aviation fuel. The Osprey was test flown by the “Blackjacks” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 at … Continue reading

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Valero says yes to ethanol expansion, “looking at” cellulosic

In Iowa, Valero told KTIV that they have plans to expand their Hartley ethanol facility. Bill Day, Executive Director of Media Relations for Valero, stated, ” “Each of the plants has seven fermenters which help in the ethanol making process. … Continue reading

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US becomes largest ethanol exporter

In Washington, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected that the US would surpass Brazil as the world’s largest exporter of ethanol, for the first half of 2011. The EIA said that shortages of ethanol and Brazil stemming from harvest conditions … Continue reading

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Two important reports on China and industrial biotech

In China, the US Trade Commission has published two important reports on China and the bioproduct markets. The first, entitled “Industrial Biotechnology in China Amidst Changing Market Conditions,” was published in the Journal of International Commerce and Economics (JICE) in … Continue reading

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CIFOR issues biofuels vision for Africa

In South Africa, a new working paper from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) explores different biofuel production mechanisms for sub-Saharan Africa and ways to mitigate potential negative side effects from project development while ensuing local benefits such a … Continue reading

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India continues to struggle with production for E10 mandate

In India, national oil companies are having difficulties supplying ethanol for the E10 mandated blend in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan. In Uttar Pradesh, the largest sugarcane producing area in the country, the state’s excise department stopped … Continue reading

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Bioplastics from cow waste

In Canada, University of Alberta researcher David Bressler and his team have developed a bioplastic from cows.  Using waste products that now cost meat processors $30/tonne to dispose of, Bressler can make an odorless, opaque, brown powder that can be … Continue reading

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“Field to Fryer to Fuel.”

Today on Twitter. co2news: It’s a Good Day for Biofuel Enthusiasts DayGroup: Biofuels Potential to Transform the Global Economy | The Costa Rica ecohouses: Company Takes Biodiesel From Field to Fryer to Fuel: August 27, 2011 Company Takes Biodiesel From … Continue reading

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US cuts key shale gas estimate by 75 percent

In California, the U.S. Geological Survey reduced its estimate of “technically recoverable natural gas” from the Marcellus Shale formation, by 75 percent, to 84 trillion cubic feet, from a figure of 410 trillion cubic feet previously estimated by the Energy … Continue reading

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Louisiana senator says US using wrong model, excluding algae

In Louisiana, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said “Congress has been using exactly the wrong model,” and contended that, with algae, “we stack up very favorably to ethanol, which has been very politically driven and is dependent on that huge subsidy. … Continue reading

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Deal with Magna International and Magna E-Car builds more momentum for Ontario EV strategy

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Tiny, Colorful, and Cute – 3-Wheeled Electric Scooter from Kyoto

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Tsk, tsk: Globe and Mail runs another misleading Wente column on green energy, electric vehicles

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The Debate on How Best to Store Solar Electricity Continues

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China and Biofuels – Stir-Fry or Fly?

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Top Ten Cleantech Initiatives of NYSERDA

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Pushing Ohio’s Solar Development Further

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Shell-Inspired Fairground Building at Rossi Sud Complex Harnesses Energy From the Earth

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What Are The Problems With LFTR Technology?

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Killer Apps For The Smartgrid

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