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Biofuel news Part 1

ICIS News reporters were very busy in the past two weeks covering the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Florida (Feb. 15-17) and the 2010 National Biodiesel Conference in Grapevine, Texas (Feb. 7-10). Let’s start with the ethanol conference where this year’s event drew even more delegates because of the perceived improved sentiment about the US […]

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Big Biofuel News

I was writing about DuPont Danisco’s big cellulosic ethanol news from last week when President Obama just announced the government’s plans to boost biofuels production in the USA. Coinciding with the speech is the announcement from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about its final ruling on the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2). Under RFS2, […]

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Biofuel R&D updates

The biofuel industry might be struggling right now but advanced technology developments are definitely still alive and kicking — especially if government grants and funding from both public and private sector are flowing in. There are sooo many news this past two weeks but the recent ones that came into my attention are Cobalt’s new […]

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New US biofuel consortia

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday the formation of two new biofuels consortia — National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), and National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC) — that will receive a total of nearly $80 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for advanced biofuels research. NAABB, led by the […]

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Emails about Copenhagen

The green blog does not believe on waste so here are some of the emails I received about reports and activities concerning the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen (before they magically disappear lol!). The Global Climate Network released its report, “Low-Carbon Jobs in an Interconnected World“, stating that low-carbon policies has the potential to create […]

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Biorefineries get $564m funding

The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected today 19 biorefinery projects that will receive up to $564m funding under the agency’s Biorefinery Assistance Program, which promotes development of new and emerging technologies for advanced biofuels, biopower and bioproducts using biomass resources. Up to $483m will go to 14 pilot scale projects and 4 demonstration-scale biorefinery […]

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Ethanol blend decision delayed

Just like the FDA delayed its decision about bisphenol-A, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also delayed its decision on whether to raise the allowable ethanol content in fuel which is currently at a maximum of 10%. The EPA said it will make a final determination in mid-2010 when more testing data is available. The […]

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