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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

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

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

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%

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

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…

Worse Than Fossil Fuels? Why Bioenergy Is Not Green

Oct 21, 2015 at 17:04 | Breakthrough Institute

An Interview with Princeton Research Scholar Tim SearchingerBioenergy’s role in the global economy is growing as governments…

Could This Be The Next Great Renewable Energy Source?

Aug 13, 2015 at 16:28 | Maria Ramos

Worldwide oil prices are subject to quite a bit of volatility and are often affected by political disputes and controversies. When we consider these facts, in…

Can Commercial Jets Be Fueled With Household Garbage?

Jul 09, 2015 at 17:25 | Gaurav Agnihotri

There have been several innovations in the field of alternative energy sources that have the potential to reduce our dependence on conventional fossil fuels, thereby reducing…

Has U.S. Ethanol Production Topped Out?

Jun 17, 2015 at 12:39 | Colin Chilcoat

It’s onward and stubbornly upward for the U.S. ethanol industry, which shows little sign of slowing after a record year in 2014. Weekly ethanol production

Could This Renewable Fuel Kill The EV Market In One Fell Swoop?

Jun 12, 2015 at 17:31 | Darrell Delamaide

 U.S. researchers are reporting breakthroughs in artificial photosynthesis that could result in a new source of renewable liquid fuels for cars, ships and planes. Renewable liquid fuels would be a…

Do Biofuels Still Have A Place In The Global Energy Mix?

Apr 17, 2015 at 16:47 | Alexis Arthur

Less than a decade ago, biofuels were set to take the energy world by storm. They promised a low-carbon alternative to gasoline, while advances in algae…

How A Yeast Cell Could Transform The Biofuel Industry

Apr 08, 2015 at 16:32 | Darrell Delamaide

Researchers at the University of Texas have engineered a yeast cell that transforms sugar into biofuel to improve its yield and make it more competitive with…

New Report Destroys Biofuel Claims

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:00 | Andy Tully

Despite their promise over the past decade or so, biofuels have been found to be a very inefficient way to generate energy, are bad for the environment and even contribute…

Ethanol Producers Poised To Gain From Oil Price Drop

Dec 18, 2014 at 17:45 | Andrew Topf

Energy stockholders have been watching in horror as their investments tank and those with a short time frame are considering cutting their losses, as the oil price rout looks certain…

New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Commercializes Renewable Fuel

Sep 09, 2014 at 16:52 | Nick Cunningham

A new factory that hopes to break oil’s stranglehold over America’s transportation sector has just opened its doors in Iowa.The $275 million factory will churn out ethanol –…

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

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

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

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

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…

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