Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Chalice from the Palace: Canada’s NextGen Biofuels Fund backs Enerkem, Greenfield cellulosic ethanol project

After a long period of project development and project selection, the NextGen Biofuels Fund identifies what it believes is the “brew that is true” In Canada, sprightly news arrives from the north, that Sustainable Technology Development Canada, through its NextGen … Continue reading

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BIO, member companies urge Congress to Pass Five-Year Farm Bill, maintain crucial language for renewable chemicals

In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, along with fifty renewable chemical companies and associated trade organizations wrote to the chairpersons and ranking members of the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture, urging passage of a five-year Farm Bill that includes … Continue reading

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“Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth.”

Today on Twitter: katerina_um @WorldBank Do serious research in biofuels & allow those who have ideas to put them into action. U should had done it a long time ago sugarcaneBlog Biofuels Market in China 2012-2016: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth … … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index flat at 67.69 as chemical equities retreat

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, was flat at 67.69  as  chemical equities retreated.  For the day, Biofuel Energy (BIOF) dropped 4.20 percent to $3.65, while Solazyme (SZYM) declined 2.79 percent to $10.79. Among other … Continue reading

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Chromatin recruiting farmers to grow sorghum in California

In California, representatives of Chromatin have been meeting with farmers in the Tulare Valley to try to get them to grow sorghum has an alternative feedstock for ethanol. Rather than growing corn, the company says sorghum uses less fertilizers, chemicals … Continue reading

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Most of Appomattox Bio Energy plant headed to UK but silo stays home

In Virginia, the grain silo from the former Appomattox Bio Energy ethanol plant will remain in the area thanks to Scoular Co. leasing it from Appomattox’s new owners. The rest of the plant is being shipped to Grimsby, UK where … Continue reading

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Kansas fuel retailer gives Big Oil the finger to take on E15

In Kansas, a second-generation fuel retailer who sold under the Phillips 66 brand for 28 years has gone on his own with his own brand, ZARCO USA, so that he could sell higher blends of ethanol. He felt that Big … Continue reading

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CropEnergies restarts Ensus facility in the UK

In the UK, CropEnergies has restarted ethanol production at the Ensus facility that was mothballed due to inconsistent ethanol policies in Europe. The facility is expected to further impact the region’s wheat deficit where prices are currently at $38.8 per … Continue reading

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Abengoa wants to process all of Seville’s MSW into biofuel

In Spain, Abengoa is looking to launch its MSW-to-ethanol technology at commercial scale by processing the entire city waste produced in Seville. The facility will produce 28 million liters of biofuel per year from half a million metric tons of … Continue reading

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Brazil may import up to 1.5 billion liters of US ethanol during inter-crop

In Brazil, ethanol imports from the US may reach 1.5 billion liters during the next inter-crop season starting in December. JOB Economia says that up to 20 million metric tons of cane may be left in the fields unharvested during … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Technology Behind Elon Musk’s 700 MPH Hyperloop Train

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New Thermoelectric Material Created With “Caged” Atoms

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70,000 Tanzanian Households Could Be Powered By New Solar Project

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India and US Make Progress on HFC Super-Pollutants

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Improving lithium-ion batteries with nanoscale research

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Brazil: Just Not That Into Second-Generation Biofuels

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Will Energy Storage Save the Grid?

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Electric Vehicles Speeding Toward 7% Of All Global Sales By 2020

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Climate After Growth: Why Environmentalists Must Embrace Post-Growth Economics & Community Resilience

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Five Points on the IPCC Report: A Long and Wonky Investigation

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