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  • Crunch year for US biofuels

    US biofuel policies are set to collide this year – with each other and with reality – Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds in new “What to Watch for” biofuels white paper. New York, 25 February 2013 – Policies that govern the use of US corn-based ethanol – one which calls for a minimum amount of consumption, and another which limits how much can go into ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Green Biofuels turning Environmentalists Red

    Many well-known industry analysts have voiced over the issue of fast divergence of food crops toward biofuel production for automobiles. Lester Brown, the founder of WorldWatch Institute, US, long worried about the sustainability of global food supplies, cautions in a statement reported by TechNewsWorld on March 18, 2007, “Cars, not people, will claim most of the increase in grain production ...


    By RNCOS

  • Biofuel labeling often inaccurate, new study claims

    Biofuel blends may not always be what the label claims. A study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many smaller distributors could be 'splash blending.'  While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel. Marine ...

  • Energy department announces new advance in biofuel technology

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today congratulated a team of researchers at the Department's BioEnergy Science Center who have achieved yet another advance in the drive toward next generation biofuels: using bacteria to convert plant matter directly into isobutanol, which can be burned in regular car engines with a heat value higher than ethanol and similar to gasoline. This research is part of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Vietnamese manure biofuel project scoops prize

    A scheme that harnesses biogas to improve the quality of life for Vietnamese smallholders is one of six projects recognised in an international awards ceremony. Vietnam"s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) teamed up with the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in 2003 to create a countrywide biogas programme that takes Vietnam"s human and animal waste and turns it into a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • IDB launches interactive Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard

    The Inter-American Development Bank released an interactive tool known as the Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard on September 9th, as part of a comprehensive effort to ensure that biofuel investments produce social, economic and environmental benefits. Biofuels have received increasing global attention due to rising oil prices, awareness of global warming and the need for energy security. ...

  • Global Biofuels Market: Opportunities, Emerging Technologies and Production

    Global Biofuels Market: Opportunities, Emerging Technologies and Production This report is the most comprehensive treatment of the biofuels market available. Worldwide data is provided on biorefineries, conversion and separation technologies, manufacturing, research and ...


  • U.S. EPA recognizes Kuehnle AgroSystems for innovative algae biofuel work

    U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld recognized Kuehnle AgroSystems today for the company’s innovative work in producing algae for use in biofuels as part of the Pacific Southwest region’s environmental awards program. “EPA is pleased to recognize Kuehnle AgroSystems for its innovative techniques that can turn a tank of algae into a tank of gas,” Blumenfeld ...

  • UN-backed expert group takes steps to establish new biofuel standard

    A United Nations-backed group of international experts has endorsed a first draft of a new global sustainability standard for biofuels to assess their economic, social and environmental effects. The Steering Board of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), which includes an expert from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has signed off on the draft criteria, called “Version Zero,” which is ...


    By United Nations

  • Ensuring Accurate, On-Site Biofuels Blend Measurements in Under One Minute

    Globally, governments are putting more emphasis on sustainable energy sources and are creating energy policies that promote the production and use of biofuels.  With the Renewable Fuels Standard-2 (RFS-2), the US set biofuels blending volumes to 12.95 billion gallons for 2010 increasing to 36 billion gallons by 2022.  With similar mandates or guidelines coming from other countries, the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Berkeley Lab Science at the Theater: Hope or Hype? What’s next for biofuels?

    From the sun to your gas tank: A new breed of biofuels may help solve the global energy challenge and reduce the impact of fossil fuels on global warming. KTVU Channel 2 health and science editor John Fowler will moderate a panel of three Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists who are developing ways to convert the solar energy stored in plants into liquid fuels. ...

  • W2 Energy Signs Agreement To Purchase 51% Of AM BIofuels

     W2 Energy, Inc. (OTC: WTWO) is pleased to report it has signed a binding memorandum agreement to purchase 51% of AM Biofuels http://www.ambiofuels.com.my of Pasir Gudang Port of Johor Malaysia. The company has signed and Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to buy 51% of the company from the shareholders of AM Biofuels. This strategic ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • U.S. navy to power its fleet with biofuels, with help from the USDA

    The U.S. Department of the Navy has set a goal to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels from volatile areas of the world, in part by increasing its use of biofuels. The Navy recently announced five energy targets for the Navy and Marine Corps, and biofuels are a major component of four of those five energy targets. The five goals are: including energy efficiency and the energy footprint in ...

  • Energy Department announces new investment to accelerate next generation biofuels

    Building on President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution and announced this week, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. The projects – located in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin – represent a $13 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Cone Bottom Tanks For Biodiesel Production

    Fuel prices may have stabilised somewhat in recent months, but who would have though a few years ago that a litre of diesel would be close to £1.30? The Belfast Telegraph reports how custom officials in Northern Ireland are foiling an illicit fuel plant every 10 days, with the number having trebled in the past decade. However, despite reports that the underground fuel industry is funding ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • President Obama announces funding for breakthroughs in natural gas and biofuels as alternative fuels for vehicles

    Today, President Obama announced new funding to catalyze breakthrough technologies for two key alternative fuels – natural gas and biofuels – as part of his all-of-the-above energy strategy to reduce our reliance on foreign oil and provide American families new choices for vehicles that do not rely on conventional gasoline. Through its Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Milken Institute Report Says Biofuel Industry Needs New Financing Mechanisms to Jumpstart R&D, Production and Distribution

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- President Obama has called for a new clean energy policy to move us toward energy independence, but biofuels will remain a small part of America's future portfolio unless we can find a way to get investors off the sidelines. A new report from the Milken Institute, Scaling Enterprise Finance: The Future of Biofuels, looks at how to jumpstart ...


  • Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

    During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan to increase our energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Secretary Moniz ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Green energy and biofuels company REG Bio-Power meets UK demand with new processing plant

    Green energy and biofuels company REG Bio-Power has launched a new processing facility – the first of its kind in the UK – after an investment of almost one million pounds.   REG Bio-Power, part of AIM-listed Renewable Energy Generation Group, opened the new facility – which forms the hub for its national operations – after demand for its services rocketed over the ...


  • InvestorIdeas.com Green Investor Portals – Consumer Choices in Green Cars, Hybrids, Electric, Biofuels and Fuel Cells

    InvestorIdeas.com Green Investor Portals – Consumer Choices in Green Cars, Hybrids, Electric, Biofuels and Fuel Cells Do Consumers Have to Compromise Performance to Go Green? POINT ROBERTS, Wash., DELTA, B.C. - InvestorIdeas.com green investor portals report on choices and trends in green cars including Hybrids, Electric, Biofuels, and Fuel Cell cars. As green and ethical consumerism ...


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