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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

New Process Makes Ethanol Sustainable

New Process Makes Ethanol Sustainable

Nov 10, 2017 at 16:18 | Brian Westenhaus

Sweden’s University of Borås doctoral student Ramkumar Nair has shown it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way.…

Is U.S. Biofuel In Jeopardy?

Is U.S. Biofuel In Jeopardy?

Nov 08, 2017 at 11:51 | Haley Zaremba

Last week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced that they shut down operations at an Iowa ethanol plant just two years after it opened. As the plant closed its doors,

New Tech Could Turn Seaweed Into Biofuel

New Tech Could Turn Seaweed Into Biofuel

Oct 16, 2017 at 14:46 | Haley Zaremba

In the future, we may not look up to the sun for energy, but down into the ocean’s depths. This month the U.S. Department of Energy announced an investment of…

Is Cactus Gas The Future Of Biofuel?

Is Cactus Gas The Future Of Biofuel?

Aug 30, 2017 at 13:24 | Haley Zaremba

The prickly pear cactus (locally known as nopal) is ubiquitous in Mexico. Farmed in massive quantities across the nation, it’s a local food staple, an ancient sacred symbol, and the…

“Grassoline” The Jet Fuel Of The Future?

“Grassoline” The Jet Fuel Of The Future?

Apr 07, 2017 at 17:14 | Brian Westenhaus

Belgium’s Ghent University researchers have developed a process that turns grass into biofuel. The press release is a little cute with the question, will we soon drive on ‘grassoline’? Scientist…

Why Carl Icahn And Valero Are Pushing For Biofuels Changes In Washington

Why Carl Icahn And Valero Are Pushing For Biofuels Changes In Washington

Mar 15, 2017 at 14:36 | Jon LeSage

The 12-year old debate between oil and biofuels over the U.S.’s Renewable Fuel Standard appears to have recently shifted away from ethanol volume over to “obligated parties.” Since first enacted…

Biofuels May Be The Future Of The Aviation Industry

Biofuels May Be The Future Of The Aviation Industry

Feb 27, 2017 at 14:55 | Jon LeSage

Alternative and renewable aviation fuels such as biofuel blends won’t be replacing traditional jet fuels any time soon, but the aviation industry continues to take them very seriously. On average,…

Aviation Giants To Ramp Up Biofuels Usage

Aviation Giants To Ramp Up Biofuels Usage

Jun 07, 2016 at 16:22 | Michael McDonald

As if oil companies don’t have enough to worry about right now, they can now add the price of jet fuel in the future to their concerns.

Biofuel Breakthrough: Production Jumps 64%

Biofuel Breakthrough: Production Jumps 64%

May 04, 2016 at 13:38 | Robert Rapier

A few people have asked if I can reproduce more of my Forbes columns here, because they don’t like wading through the ads there to…

New Biofuels Alternative Could Upend Oil Markets

New Biofuels Alternative Could Upend Oil Markets

Mar 22, 2016 at 16:21 | Michael McDonald

Before solar power, electric cars, and even fracking the hot topics in energy were ethanol and other biofuels, which were touted as a way to help…

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