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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Corn field

The Fatal Flaw In The Ethanol Industry

Aug 21, 2019 at 14:41 | Robert Rapier

Despite once being included on an “Ethanol Enemies List“, I would like to see a healthy U.S. ethanol industry. I think it’s important for the U.S. to produce as…

Energy Storage

Energy Storage Boom Goes Into Overdrive

Aug 02, 2019 at 12:18 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Continuously falling battery costs, and rising capacity and usage of clean energy are set to result in booming global stationary energy storage over the next two decades, which will require…

Algae energy

Is Algal Biofuel A Lost Cause?

Aug 02, 2019 at 11:11 | Haley Zaremba

Last year, forbes denounced seaweed-based biofuel across the board in a strongly titled article called “An Algal Biofuel Obituary”. The article was a send-up of the many biofuel startups…

Grass

‘’Biofuels Haven’t Cut Gasoline Prices Or Emissions’’

Jun 07, 2019 at 17:41 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Since its introduction more than a decade ago, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hasn’t cut gasoline prices outside the Midwest and has even led to a slight rise in pump…

Grass

Cheaper, Cleaner Biofuel May Be Right Around The Corner

Apr 24, 2019 at 12:07 | Haley Zaremba

By combining an unorthodox solvent and a genetically engineered bacterium, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts has discovered a groundbreaking method for producing biofuels…

Ethanol plant

Good News And Bad News For The Ethanol Industry

Mar 25, 2019 at 11:40 | Robert Rapier

Last week the ethanol industry cheered when the EPA proposed a rule that would allow 15% ethanol blends to be sold year-round. But by the end of the week they…

Billionaires Battle

The Billionaires Battling It Out Over Biofuel

Mar 13, 2019 at 14:01 | Haley Zaremba

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has been under pressure from the Trump administration to put together a proposal for how they plan to overhaul the current system of biofuel…

Icahn

Ex-Trump Advisor Wins Big On EPA Biofuel Tweaks

Feb 26, 2019 at 12:47 | Haley Zaremba

It’s been a volatile decade for the United States biofuels industry, to put it lightly. In 2007 the federal government, as part of an effort to reduce U.S. dependence on…

Wheat

What’s Behind Wall Street’s Secretive Biofuel Credits Market?

Feb 22, 2019 at 17:16 | Haley Zaremba

The secretive market for trading biofuel compliance credits between Wall Street banks and other private interest may be in its last days, as the Donald Trump administration prepares to crack…

Crops

Researchers Scramble To Find Better Biofuel Alternatives

Feb 15, 2019 at 15:54 | Haley Zaremba

With the aid of high profile political and media events like the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Climate Change Summit, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming have become one…

  
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