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  • KL Energy Corporation Announces First Large Scale Use of Its Second Generation Ethanol

    KL Energy Corporation ("KLE") (OTCQX: KLEG) (PINKSHEETS: KLEG) today announced that part of the ethanol produced in its US demonstration plant in 2011 has been successfully tested by Petrobras SA ("Petrobras") in a large-scale trial in Brazil. During the Rio+20 Conference, a United Nations-sponsored international meeting on sustainable development, Petrobras used the second-generation ethanol ...


  • US considers ethanol blend increase

    The United States, the world's largest ethanol producer, is weighing options to boost domestic use of the controversial fuel, according to the country's new agriculture administrator. US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recommends that a higher percentage of ethanol be blended into gasoline to support the nation's struggling biofuel industry. The United States currently allows ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 112,000 jobs at risk without ethanol tax incentive extension

    Extending the tax incentives for ethanol, regardless of feedstock, would save 112,000 jobs from being lost. That is nearly 30% of the 400,000 jobs ethanol production helps support today. Failure to extend the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) would reduce U.S. ethanol production capacity by 38% and eliminate tens of thousands of jobs in rural communities already hemorrhaging employment ...

  • New Method for Conditioning Biomass from Conifers Makes for Cost-efficient Ethanol Production

    Bio4Energy researchers together with industrial partners have invented a cost-efficient method designed to facilitate the production of fermentation products such as ethanol from cellulose from wood or woody residue from spruce and pine. The corresponding technology has been verified at Biorefinery Demonstration Plant at Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The new results are part of a package of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Third and fourth generation biofuels - forecasts to 2015

    First- and second-generation biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel have a number of inherent limitations that make them less than ideal as a long-term replacement for petroleum. The primary feedstocks for first-gen ethanol (corn and sugarcane) and biodiesel (rapeseed, soybeans, and palm) are all food-based crops that compete for scarce cropland, fresh water, and fertilizers. These fuels cannot be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • $350 Billion For New Coal-fired Generators In The Next 6 Years

    More than $350 billion will be spent for new coal-fired electricity generation in the next 6 years.  China will be the biggest purchaser and the U.S. will be a distant second.  Nearly 70 percent of the additional units will be built in Asia, but they will represent only 50 percent of the expenditures due to the lower cost of power plant construction in India, China, and other developing ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Abengoa celebrates grand opening of its first commercial-scale next generation biofuels plant

    Global leader in the development of new industrial biotechnologies debuts advanced biorefinery for cellulosic ethanol in Southwest Kansas. U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during on-site event commemorating landmark occasion for advanced biofuels industry. Abengoa’s proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis ...


    By Abengoa

  • Grand Opening of Abengoa’s Biorefinery: Nation’s Third Commercial-Scale Facility

    The nation’s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery celebrates its grand opening on October 17, 2014, in Hugoton, Kansas. The Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas (ABBK) facility is the first of its kind to use a proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis process which turns cellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars that are then converted into transportation fuels. The plant will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • India’s First Integrated Bio-refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals inaugurated by Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister - Road Transport, Highways and Shipping

    “Our country is paving its way toward greater energy selfreliance”, said Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways while inaugurating Praj Industries’ second generation integrated bio-refinery demonstration plant for renewable fuels and chemicals, near Pune. Mr Rajesh Pande, Director, Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited was also present on this occasion. ...


    By Praj Industries Ltd

  • Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

    Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio and help transition the U.S. toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month. Once operating at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Congress must reform federal subsidies to biofuels

    Efforts to replace oil with biofuels in the United States are at a critical juncture. Double-digit growth in the production of corn-based ethanol has contributed to a sharp increase in grain and soybean prices while failing to deliver the environmental gains that had been hoped for. It's time to reduce the incentives for food-based biofuels and accelerate the transition to more sustainable ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • US government to raise renewable fuel quota sharply

    The amount of ethanol and biodiesel Americans burn in their cars and trucks is increasing by law. The 2008 renewable fuels standard will be raised to 7.76 percent, up by two-thirds on the current standard of 4.66 percent to comply with the new energy bill enacted late last year. The increase is in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act, which President George W. Bush ...

  • World Biofuels Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biofuels Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Renewable Fuels Groups Challenge EPA`s Use of Waiver Authority in 2014 RFS

    The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to reduce the 2014 renewable fuel blending mandates below statutory requirements violates the Clean Air Act, according to renewable fuels producers. The producers argued in comments on the proposed rule that the EPA is improperly interpreting its Clean Air Act waiver authority to reduce the annual renewable fuel standard blending requirement. The act ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • DOE announces additional steps in developing sustainable biofuels industry

    Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman and Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer recently released the National Biofuels Action Plan (NBAP).  The Plan, developed by an interagency board co-chaired by DOE and USDA, outlines specific action areas and goals toward achieving renewable fuels production targets.  Secretary Bodman also announced additional steps the U.S. Department of Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Extensive Research and Rational Analysis of the Global Biofuel Industry

    Bharatbook added a new report on "Global Biofuel Market Analysis" which gives the growth prospects of the biofuel industry in the developing countries. By RNCOS. Global Biofuel Market Analysis The global biofuel industry has been witnessing sustainable growth and developments for the past few years in the backdrop of depleting fossil fuels and degradation of environmental conditions. Therefore, ...


  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Biofuel support policies - costly and ineffective

    Government support of biofuel production in OECD countries is costly, has a limited impact on reducing greenhouse gases and improving energy security, and has a significant impact on world crop prices, according to a new study on policies to promote greater production and use of biofuel in OECD countries. The OECD Economic Assessment of Biofuel Support Policies says biofuels are ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Maximising Africa`s bioenergy potential

    African bioenergy projects must focus on new technologies and receive stronger political support, says biofuel expert Emile van Zyl. Africa has immense potential when it comes to producing energy from biomass, particularly 'second generation' technologies that convert woody or grassy materials — including agricultural waste — into biofuels. Africa can potentially produce as much plant ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Abengoa Announces DOE Offer of Conditional Commitment for $133.9 Million Loan Guarantee to Build Inaugural Biomass Plant in United States

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG) today announced that its subsidiary, Abengoa Bioenergy, has been selected by the US Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office to receive an offer of a conditional commitment for a $133.9 million federal loan guarantee for the construction of its "first of a kind" commercial scale biorefinery facility to produce renewable liquid fuel from earth's most abundant ...


    By Abengoa

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