The US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center has updated its portal for ethanol. With hints on how to succeed with E85 and Business cases for E85 retailers.
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US meat producers are saying in the Des Moines Register that aid to ethanol producers that are facing trouble because of movements in the price of corn over the previous year would be unfair and “would be a startling new development that discriminates in favour of one segment of American agriculture,”in a letter to the […]
US this year diverted 24.5% of its corn crop into ethanol production and replaced 2.65% of the total US demand for road transportation fuels — assuming that the 2007 figures for fuel use will be around the same as 2006, according to figures from the US Department of Energy which has issued preliminary ethanol production […]
Four US biofuel projects get $97m in loans from the US Department of Agriculture, according to Green car Congress. The firms are * Clean Burn Fuels LLC, in Hoke, County, N.C., is approved to receive $10 million from the Section 9006 program and a $25 million B&I loan guarantee to construct a new ethanol plant […]
The US Energy Department may bail out failed biofuel investments under proposed regulations that were announced yesterday. There could be up to $4bn in this financial year and $9bn next year, according to Planet Ark. They’re being optimistic. So taxpayers will be subsidising corn that will be sold to financially unsound projects (which will receive tax […]
Over at The Energy blog they report that: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on May 1 announced that it will provide up to $200 million, over five years (FY’07-’11) to support the development of small-scale cellulosic biorefineries. This funding announcement seeks projects to develop biorefineries at ten percent of commercial scale that produce liquid […]
The big challenge in making biodiesel is what to do with glycerol that that the process produces. Cardiff University’s Chemistry Department has won a grant from the UK Department of Trade and Industry to try to find uses for the by product and is working with Vertellus Specialities.
It’s worth digging out the US Department of Energy’s view on ethanol and other alernative fuels. Plenty of links to other useful information.
If its not alge then its bacteria… Bacteria to run our cars, warm our homes from PhysOrg.com The United States Department of Energy has devoted $1.6 million to sequencing the DNA of six photosynthetic bacteria that Washington University in St. Louis biologists will examine for their potential as one of the next great sources of […]