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Could This Renewable Fuel Kill The EV Market In One Fell Swoop?

Jun 12, 2015 at 17:31 | Darrell Delamaide

 U.S. researchers are reporting breakthroughs in artificial photosynthesis that could result in a new source of renewable liquid fuels for cars, ships and planes. Renewable liquid fuels would be a…

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Do Biofuels Still Have A Place In The Global Energy Mix?

Apr 17, 2015 at 16:47 | Alexis Arthur

Less than a decade ago, biofuels were set to take the energy world by storm. They promised a low-carbon alternative to gasoline, while advances in algae…

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How A Yeast Cell Could Transform The Biofuel Industry

Apr 08, 2015 at 16:32 | Darrell Delamaide

Researchers at the University of Texas have engineered a yeast cell that transforms sugar into biofuel to improve its yield and make it more competitive with…

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New Report Destroys Biofuel Claims

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:00 | Andy Tully

Despite their promise over the past decade or so, biofuels have been found to be a very inefficient way to generate energy, are bad for the environment and even contribute…

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Ethanol Producers Poised To Gain From Oil Price Drop

Dec 18, 2014 at 17:45 | Andrew Topf

Energy stockholders have been watching in horror as their investments tank and those with a short time frame are considering cutting their losses, as the oil price rout looks certain…

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New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Commercializes Renewable Fuel

Sep 09, 2014 at 16:52 | Nick Cunningham

A new factory that hopes to break oil’s stranglehold over America’s transportation sector has just opened its doors in Iowa.The $275 million factory will churn out ethanol –…

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The Global Outlook For Biofuels

Sep 02, 2014 at 15:54 | Robert Rapier

Introduction to the GSRToday I want to take a deep look at the global biofuels picture, drawing mainly from the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (GSR) that…

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Rethink Biofuel Sources, Not Biofuels Subsidies

Aug 26, 2014 at 16:40 | Chris Dalby

The world’s foremost economic authorities are divided as to whether the planting of conventional crops to produce biofuels makes sense. Some say that the amount of money and resources poured…

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Why Biodiesel May Not Be The Miracle Fuel You Think

Aug 11, 2014 at 17:45 | Andrew Topf

Nine years ago, U.S. President George W. Bush passed the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with the goal of lessening America's dependence on foreign oil supplies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Biofuel Industry Presses White House To Strengthen Renewable Fuel Program

Aug 04, 2014 at 15:52 | Andy Tully

The White House is expected to issue goals soon for the country’s use of renewable fuels during 2014 and its coming under pressure from the biofuels industry and some Democratic…

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