Monthly Archives: April 2014

Branstad and other officials to attend blending facility groundbreaking May 1

In Iowa, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey along with other local and state officials will attend the groundbreaking ceremony on May 1 for the new ethanol and biodiesel blending fuel facility … Continue reading

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Philippines allows San Carlos Bioenergy to ship wastewater to sea

In the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will allow San Carlos Bioenergy to ship its wastewater to sea by barge during the next three months while it upgrades its wastewater treatment system to comply with standards. The … Continue reading

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EIA says January year-on-year biodiesel production lower by almost half

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency reported that U.S. production of biodiesel was 70 million gallons in January 2014. Biodiesel production during January 2014 was about 65 million gallons lower than production in December 2013. Biodiesel production from the Midwest … Continue reading

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Oregon approves ethanol spill cleanup from 2011

In Oregon, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has approved the cleanup of an ethanol spill in the railroad right-of-way east of Highway 30 near its intersection with Cornelius Pass Road north of Portland, Ore. The spill occurred on May 4, … Continue reading

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices hit lowest in five months

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices have fallen to their lowest level in five months at $645.50 per cubic meter, down 13% just in the past two weeks. With more than 50 mills offering hydrous ethanol for sale, the abundance of … Continue reading

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Russia sees Chinese as major biofuel export market

In Russia, biofuel producers see China is a potentially huge market for their production, especially thanks to low feedstock costs in more remote areas like Siberia or the Volga River areas but transportation challenges resulting from a lack of railroad … Continue reading

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Wisconsin research project to create cellulosic ethanol from dairy waste

In Wisconsin, Accelerated Renewable Energy (ARE) project located a 5,000 head dairy farm will build a biorefinery set to produce biogas, fertilizer and even cellulosic ethanol from manure. A $7 million grant from the USDA Biomass Research and Development Initiative … Continue reading

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Proposed Minnesota bill would create equal footing for biorefineries

In Minnesota, a proposed bill would create equal footing for biorefineries with biofuels plants, eliminating the need for an EIS to secure permitting. Currently ethanol, biobutanol and cellulosic biofuel factories producing less than 125 million gallons per year are exempt … Continue reading

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Solving a mystery of thermoelectrics: Analysis of phase-change materials

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Keystone XL’s Emissions Versus Coal-Fired Power

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May Day: BIO-TIC launches three bio-Roadmaps to tackle innovation hurdles in Europe

As Walpurgisnacht gives way to May Day — ideas to promote acceleration of industrial biotechnology arrive to grace the annual celebration of the spring growing season. Today is May Day (or, International Workers’ Day, if you prefer) — and the … Continue reading

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Digest Editorial: Hate-mongering is not the way to sell the RFS

Yesterday, the pro-Renewable Fuel Standard, pro-American jobs groups Americans United for Change and VoteVets.org held a press call “to reveal IRS documents linking Saudi Aramco to the American Petroleum Institute”, and announced a “Sunday show TV blitz to help educate … Continue reading

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First Nations Community Hit Hard By Fossil Fuel Industry Asks It For Solar Panels

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How 26 States Created 85% Of America’s Energy Efficiency Savings

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Provides $5 Million To Boost African Off-Grid Solar Lamps

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Clean Coal to Be Put to Test at 2 Plants This Year

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Cleantech Sector Is Growing Fast, Yet Cost Drops Lead To Renewable Energy Investment Decline

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Tiny Wooden Pods by Cannatà & Fernandes Pop Up in Portugal

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A Step Forward For Public Interest Litigation In China

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Fox News Tells SciAm Editor Not to Talk About Climate Change

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