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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

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U.S. Biofuel Just Got A Major Bump

Feb 14, 2019 at 14:16 | Haley Zaremba

The European Commission, the entity responsible for negotiating trade deals on behalf of the European Union, announced last week that they will now allow soybeans grown in the United States…

Scientists

India Makes Breakthrough In Biofuel Development

Jan 02, 2019 at 11:36 | Haley Zaremba

In the face of an international movement away from traditional fossil fuels and toward a greener future, many researchers around the world are rushing to find the next big breakthrough…

China

China Aims To Boost Ethanol Production

Dec 14, 2018 at 15:43 | Haley Zaremba

China’s demand for cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels is on track to skyrocket over next few years as the government continues to make strategic moves toward a greener future. As…

Etanol

The Overlooked Downside Of Ethanol

Nov 05, 2018 at 11:43 | Robert Rapier

Ethanol is known to damage small gasoline-powered engines, such as those in lawnmowers and leaf blowers. Consumer Reports explains: A Department of Energy study found that E15 caused hotter operating…

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The Death Of Algal Biofuel

Oct 26, 2018 at 17:19 | Robert Rapier

During the advanced biofuel craze of the past decade, many companies made claims that weren’t remotely credible. A long list of companies claimed they could economically convert biomass like straw or wood…

Fuels

Trump Sides With Farmers In Battle Against Refiners

Oct 09, 2018 at 17:31 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration announced a major policy change in an effort to win back farm country, allowing the year-round sale of a higher concentration of ethanol. Coinciding with a campaign…

Gasoline pump

Bioscience Breakthrough Turns Plant Waste Into Gasoline

Sep 28, 2018 at 17:14 | Brian Westenhaus

KU Leuven, Belgium bioscience engineers have developed a roadmap, so to speak, for industrial cellulose gasoline. The bioscience engineers already knew how to make gasoline in the laboratory from…

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Are Biofuels A Viable Alternative For The Shipping Sector?

Sep 24, 2018 at 15:36 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The shipping industry is preparing for a major disruption of the types of fuels it will be using as early as the beginning of 2020, when stricter regulations for the…

oil infra

U.S. Poised To Ease Biofuel Quotas

Jul 16, 2018 at 11:35 | Haley Zaremba

Just as scientists are making leaps and bounds in the technology behind biofuel production, opening the way for cheaper and more efficient clean fuel sources, the United States’ Environmental Protection…

Refinery

Corn States Win In Fight Against Refiners

Jun 07, 2018 at 11:23 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration was on the verge of releasing a major change in U.S. biofuels policy, but a last minute political assault from corn states might have shelved the…

  
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