Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mothballed Illinois ethanol plant set to come online before Thanksgiving

In Illinois, the mothballed ethanol plant in Benton County is getting ready to come back online in the next couple of weeks. Construction delays pushed back the re-opening of the plant that was shuttered three years ago, but rather than … Continue reading

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Iowa ethanol producing offering blender pump grants to gas stations

In Iowa, it’s not just the government offering grants to fuel retailers to help offset the cost of blender pumps—it’s the ethanol producers too. Little Sioux Corn Processors is offering $75,000 to gas stations to do just that in an … Continue reading

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Ethanol discount to gasoline widens as ethanol production picks up

In Illinois, the corn harvest is finally picking up across the Midwest, meaning that ethanol production is back in full swing. The increased supplies have led to lower prices and widening of the discount with gasoline. On Wednesday the spread … Continue reading

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Nigerian company spreading biofuel cookstoves to West Africa

In Nigeria, Green Energy and Biofuels are producing biofuel gel from saw dust and water hyacinths for use in clean cooking stoves in both Nigeria and Ghana. The company says that already 200,000 households are using the clean cookstoves and … Continue reading

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Queensland may be key region for biomass-to-aviation biofuels

In Australia, a new study by CSIRO and partly-funded by Boeing found that Central Queensland could provide a home for biomass feedstock that would be used for aviation biofuel production. The study looked at three options from planting trees that … Continue reading

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Tribunal orders investigation in OMC ethanol tenders

In India, the country’s monopoly watchdog, the Competition Appellate Tribunal, has ordered a thorough investigation into the ethanol tenders held this year to supply ethanol in order to comply with the country’s E5 blend. It did not allow a stay … Continue reading

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NCKU transnational research team converts waste cooking oils to biodiesel

In Taiwan, Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, who is currently a visiting chair professor at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, has developed a microwave-based process that transforms waste cooking … Continue reading

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Mad scramble on the Hill to make sure the EPA doesn’t decapitate the Renewable Fuel Standard

In Washington, the last two weeks have seen a frenzy of lobbying efforts by both biofuel producers and oil industry to ensure the EPA gets the RFS for 2014 “right.”. Reuters says that since the government reopened on Oct. 21 … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! (Solar Infographic)

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Biofuels Digest Index falls to 66.65 as advanced biofuels reel

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, fell 0.86 percent to 66.65 as advanced biofuels reeled. For the day, Amyris (AMRS) fell 3.82 percent to $2.52, while Renewable Energy Group (REGI) dropped 3.45 percent to $10.91. … Continue reading

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The DIY Renewable Fuel Standard

Biobutanol, ethanol, renewable diesel, renewable gasoline and biodiesel — five renewable fuels. By what combination could they meet the titanic US target of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel by 2022? Try your own ideas? Be the operator with your … Continue reading

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Prices and values: Lincolnfuel and biofuel

Alternative ways to think about alternative fuels. Is it merely a substitute for hydrocarbons to be embraced on the grounds of price, emissions, or energy security? Or, perhaps, just a little bit more. A lifestyle or values statement? We investigate. … Continue reading

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Making electrical contact along 1-D edge of 2-D materials

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Some Thoughts on the Second Tesla Model S Fire

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OriginOil Launches Electro Water Separation Model 12; Tripling Entry-Level Algae Harvester Capacity

In California, OriginOil announced it has tripled the capacity of its entry-level algae harvester from four to twelve liters per minute at no additional cost, with improved energy efficiency.  It has been dubbed the EWS Algae A12, achieving its energy … Continue reading

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“Feinstein/Coburn Legislation Threatens Future of Biofuels Industry.”

Today on Twitter: ISA_Interchange Biofuels: Good, But How Good? [free ISA book chapter]  #ISAuto #biofuels #energy leadrshpSystems Feinstein/Coburn Legislation Threatens Future of Biofuels Industry cillTaylor04 Chickens to benefit from biofuels bonanza

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Air Pollution: Keeping Watch on the Sky Over Beijing

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Wind Energy Has Dramatically Cut Global Warming Pollution In The US

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GTM Research Exposes Hidden Solar Energy Growth Markets

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E2: MARKEY RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD WILL INCREASE INVESTMENT, JOBS IN CLEAN ENERGY

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