Monthly Archives: May 2014

Coloradan Municipalities Can Choose Where They Obtain Their Electricity

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Toyota Comes To Sense, Hopes To Maintain Relationship With Tesla

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Solar Roadways Raises $1.67 Million, 22 Days Left On IndieGogo (VIDEO)

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State Action Plan Helps Power Up Electric Vehicle Market

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Converging Energy Crises – And How our Current Situation Differs from the Past

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Non-Hydro Renewables Generate More Electricity Than Conventional Hydro for First Time

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Utility Alert: Apple Jumping Into Smart Home Controls Race

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Biofuels Digest Index gains to 75.80 as ethanol jumps

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, gained 0.92 percent to 75.80 as ethanol equities recovered.  For the day, Solazyme (SZYM) was up 7.19 percent to $10.44, while Renewable Energy Group (REGI) dumped 8.50 percent to … Continue reading

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Solazyme and Bunge produce first renewable oils in Brazil

In California, Solazyme announced that its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation has successfully produced its first commercially saleable products on full-scale production lines, including the 625,000L fermentation tanks, at the Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant in Brazil. Both oil … Continue reading

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Aventine Renewable Energy ships first rail car of ethanol from Aurora

In Nebraska, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc announced its first railcar shipment of ethanol produced at its Aurora West facility in Aurora, Neb., using sugar-based only feedstock. “We are excited to have Aurora West up and running, creating local jobs, and … Continue reading

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National Biodiesel Foundation awards NBB with grant to boost GHG modeling

In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Foundation recently awarded a grant to the National Biodiesel Board to improve the science of greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling. Greenhouse gas reductions add to the economic and energy security benefits of biodiesel as an alternative … Continue reading

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CREW seeks EPA docs to uncover undue oil lobbying pressure

In Washington DC, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed to secure records from the EPA to determine if the oil industry has laid undue pressure on the agency in order to lower the blending mandate under the … Continue reading

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Northern California prompt delivery ethanol prices hit five-week high

In California, ethanol prices for prompt delivery have hit a five-week high thanks to two buyers who put in large orders, buying up everything available in the area. Prices rose on Wednesday to $2.79/gal for Northern California rail car prompt … Continue reading

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Investors set up JV for biogas liquefaction co-located at Philippine sugar mill

In the Philippines, Aboitiz Equity Ventures has set up a JV with Gazasia called Aseagas Corporation and will invest in a 9,000 ton per year biogas liquefaction plant co-located a sugarcane mill in Batangas Province as its first project. The … Continue reading

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Wood waste biofuel could boost shipping industry sustainability

In the UK, sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste could help transform the shipping industry and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Aston University scientists are involved in the ReShip project, which will use low quality wood waste, chippings … Continue reading

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EU ministers to vote on 7% first generation biofuels cap in June council

In Belgium, the committee of European Union member states governments known as COREPER has approved a 7% cap to first generation biofuels and a voluntary 0.5% quota for advanced biofuels by 2020. Member states will vote on the proposal at … Continue reading

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EWG says ethanol releases more greenhouse gases than fossil fuels; ethanol industry calls report conclusions “as real as Godzilla”

In Washington, the Environmental Working Group released a new report, Ethanol’s Broken promise, concluding that the EPA’s proposal to cut corn ethanol mandates would lower greenhouse gas emissions by 3 million metric tons. The report is here. EWG’s Emily Cassidy … Continue reading

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Biofuels Digest Index in slight gain to 74.55 as advanced biofuels lead

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, edged up 0.20 percent to 74.55 as advanced biofuels gained.  For the day, Algae.Tec (AEB.AX) dropped 14.43 percent to $0.08, while Biox (BX.T) plunged 15.94 percent to $0.58. Among … Continue reading

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Hybrid energy transfer system mimics process responsible for photosynthesis

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SolarCity CEO Identifies Another Fossil Fuel Advantage (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

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