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Electric Vehicles No Threat To Oil Prices Anytime Soon

Electric Vehicles No Threat To Oil Prices Anytime Soon

Despite popular belief, electric cars…

Alternative Energy / Biofuels

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NASA Design Floating Bioreactor for Growing Biofuel

Mar 13, 2013 at 17:45 | Green Futures

Algae feed off wastewater and carbon dioxide to produce biomass for fuel, fertiliser and feed in floating 'photobioreactors'.NASA has developed a unique coastal floating system to produce…

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Exxon’s Algae Gamble 25 Years into the Future

Mar 12, 2013 at 18:02 | Jen Alic

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) is spending $600 million on developing biofuels for motor vehicles from algae, but the company says success is still a quarter of a century away.

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Camelina – Tomorrow’s Biofuel, Today

Mar 01, 2013 at 09:55 | Editorial Dept

(Dan Dicker is currently on vacation and will be back with us next week. To fill in we have prepared a special report on the biofuel – Camelina which we…

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Biofuel Breakthrough? Scientists Modify Plants to Store Oil in Leaves

Feb 27, 2013 at 16:56 | Futurity

Chubby caterpillars show that scientists have engineered a plant with oily leaves, an advance that could enhance biofuel production and lead to improved food for animals.The results, published…

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Marginal Lands: Unfit for Food Crops, but Perfect for Biofuel Plants

Jan 18, 2013 at 16:40 | Futurity

Land unfit for food crops can be prime real estate for biofuel plants—and could produce an estimated 5.5 billion gallons of ethanol in the Midwest alone.In the current…

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Four New Developments Leading Canada's Biofuel Revolution

Jan 15, 2013 at 17:08 | Biofuels Digest

Strong biofuels flight results, advances in algae, new commitments in venture capital and revived interest from the Canadian Navy.Biofuels are off to a fast start in 2013 in…

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5 Biofuel Trends to Watch Out for in 2013

Jan 07, 2013 at 17:00 | Biofuels Digest

Despite a relatively down year with respect to investment and production capacity expansion, the biofuels industry grew modestly in 2012, continuing a shift from first generation facilities to next generation,…

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U.S. Military Biofuels Survives Republican Congressional Euthanasia Attempt

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:27 | John Daly

What a difference a month makes.During the heated U.S. presidential debate last month, Republicans lined up the U.S. military’s interest in renewable fuels in their gunsights, with both…

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The EPA Cracks Down on Biofuel Subsidy Scams

Dec 21, 2012 at 16:57 | Wolf Richter

Corporate subsidies, in an era of fiscal-cliff attacks on Social Security and Medicare, have dodged attention despite their magnitude and absurdity. Take the renewable-fuels subsidy ecosystem—and a train of tankers…

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Unlocking the Secrets of Cellulose to Improve Biofuel Efficiency

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:04 | Futurity

New research reveals how cells extrude cellulose—findings that could improve biofuel production and help better fight bacteria.Understanding the production and deposition of cellulose, the primary component of plants’…

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