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Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Just A Dream

Why 100% Renewable Energy Is Just A Dream

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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

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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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Algal Biofuel is Currently Unsustainable, but Technology can Change That

Nov 09, 2012 at 17:31 | Futurity

“Algal biofuels are not quite ready for prime time,” says Joel Cuello, co-author of a new report evaluating the alternative fuel’s current drawbacks and its potential.Increasing the production…

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New Pressure Cooking Technique Turns Algae to Crude Oil in a Minute

Nov 01, 2012 at 19:07 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Michigan engineers lead by Phil Savage, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor and a professor of chemical engineering can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and…

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Biofuels Company Teams Up with Enzyme Producer to Try and Kickstart Industry

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:00 | Environmental Finance

A next-generation biofuels producer has formed a strategic partnership with the world’s largest supplier of industrial enzymes in a move they hope will kickstart the sector’s growth.Novozymes has…

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