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The Global Outlook For Biofuels

The Global Outlook For Biofuels

Sep 02, 2014 at 15:54 | Robert Rapier

Introduction to the GSRToday I want to take a deep look at the global biofuels picture, drawing mainly from the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (GSR) that…

Rethink Biofuel Sources, Not Biofuels Subsidies

Rethink Biofuel Sources, Not Biofuels Subsidies

Aug 26, 2014 at 16:40 | Chris Dalby

The world’s foremost economic authorities are divided as to whether the planting of conventional crops to produce biofuels makes sense. Some say that the amount of money and resources poured…

Why Biodiesel May Not Be The Miracle Fuel You Think

Why Biodiesel May Not Be The Miracle Fuel You Think

Aug 11, 2014 at 17:45 | Andrew Topf

Nine years ago, U.S. President George W. Bush passed the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with the goal of lessening America's dependence on foreign oil supplies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Biofuel Industry Presses White House To Strengthen Renewable Fuel Program

Biofuel Industry Presses White House To Strengthen Renewable Fuel Program

Aug 04, 2014 at 15:52 | Andy Tully

The White House is expected to issue goals soon for the country’s use of renewable fuels during 2014 and its coming under pressure from the biofuels industry and some Democratic…

US Restaurants Join Anti-Ethanol Mandate Rally

US Restaurants Join Anti-Ethanol Mandate Rally

Jan 31, 2014 at 17:13 | Joao Peixe

The ethanol industry, already reeling from a draft plan for cuts in the ethanol mandate for this year, will now face more pressure as everyone from conservatives and environmental activists…

Producers Panic as Ethanol Mandate Loses Support

Producers Panic as Ethanol Mandate Loses Support

Jan 02, 2014 at 13:16 | James Stafford

Ethanol producers are panicking amid speculation that the ethanol mandate could be drastically reduced or scrapped entirely this year as the biofuel loses its allure and bipartisan allies and former…

Algae's Momentum Gaining but it's no Oil Revolution

Algae's Momentum Gaining but it's no Oil Revolution

Dec 11, 2013 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

A deal between refiner Phillips 66 and Sapphire Energy to develop green crude was lauded by advocates as the dawn and the emergence of a new renewable form of domestic…

European Car Manufacturers and Oil Companies Join to Create a Biofuel Roadmap

European Car Manufacturers and Oil Companies Join to Create a Biofuel Roadmap

Nov 29, 2013 at 16:26 | Energy Post

A consortium of six major car manufacturers and oil companies in Europe – Volkswagen, Daimler, Honda, Neste Oil, OMV and Shell – has today published a “biofuel roadmap” for…

Research Unlocks Algae Biofuel Potential

Research Unlocks Algae Biofuel Potential

Nov 25, 2013 at 17:56 | John Daly

Along with camelina and jatropha, marine algae is a front runner in the search for a renewable feedstock for production of commercial quantities of biofuel.While marine algae produce…

Washington Gives in to Pressure and Cuts Biofuel Mandate

Washington Gives in to Pressure and Cuts Biofuel Mandate

Nov 20, 2013 at 17:24 | Joao Peixe

After months of intense lobbying from rival quarters, Washington has proposed cutting the biofuels mandate for 2014 by 16% to 15.21 billion gallons.This would be the first cut…

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