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Tesla Closing Down Solar Capacity

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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Brazil Grapples with Biofuel Supply Glut

Brazil Grapples with Biofuel Supply Glut

Nov 08, 2013 at 17:26 | Joao Peixe

Brazil is eyeing a 5% increase in biodiesel requirements in January 2014 and up to a 10% increase in biodiesel requirements for 2020 as the country deals with a supply…

Rocky Mountain Tree-Killers, The New Biomass

Rocky Mountain Tree-Killers, The New Biomass

Nov 08, 2013 at 17:23 | Charles Kennedy

A variety of beetle that has killed off millions of acres of trees in the Rocky Mountains is now being tapped as a possible new elixir for converting biomass into…

Germany Looks to Straw for Home Heating

Germany Looks to Straw for Home Heating

Oct 30, 2013 at 17:47 | Charles Kennedy

Researchers from Germany are pushing the use of straw to provide power to as many as 2.8 million homes and heat up to 4.5 million homes, and while they…

EU Kills Bill to Limit Food-Based Biofuels

EU Kills Bill to Limit Food-Based Biofuels

Oct 24, 2013 at 17:32 | Charles Kennedy

The European Union Parliament’s environment committee has shot down a proposal to limit the use of food-based fuel crops, voting to deny a negotiating mandate to Corinne LePage, the French…

Synthetics Breakthrough to Increase Biofuel Production by 50%

Synthetics Breakthrough to Increase Biofuel Production by 50%

Oct 11, 2013 at 21:55 | Charles Kennedy

Biofuels are hardly worth making these days—but a new breakthrough in synthetics promises to increase biofuels production by 50%.Researchers at the University of California (UCLA) have created…

Big Oil Breaks Out Legal Guns Over Ethanol

Big Oil Breaks Out Legal Guns Over Ethanol

Oct 10, 2013 at 17:08 | Charles Kennedy

Big Oil’s American Petroleum Institute (API) is taking on the ethanol mandate with a lawsuit challenging quota’s that the group says is not only bad policy but unrealistic.  

Corn Residue for Biofuels, Everyone’s On Board

Corn Residue for Biofuels, Everyone’s On Board

Sep 30, 2013 at 16:20 | Joao Peixe

In the struggle to use corn for biofuels without actually using corn for biofuels, US researchers are now paving the way for the use of post-harvest corn residue as a…

Turn Your Leftovers into Energy

Turn Your Leftovers into Energy

Sep 25, 2013 at 19:03 | Joao Peixe

If we can turn sewage into energy, why not food—at least this is US-based Kroger’s plan for contributing to clean energy production initiatives. US based Kroger…

Spain Turns Sewage into Energy in World First

Spain Turns Sewage into Energy in World First

Sep 23, 2013 at 18:36 | Joao Peixe

A town on the coast of Spain has put itself on the map by becoming the first in the world to launch a plant that converts sewage into clean energy.…

Valero Bemoans Ethanol Biofuel Targets

Valero Bemoans Ethanol Biofuel Targets

Sep 20, 2013 at 18:01 | Charles Kennedy

The largest independent refinery in the world, US-based Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) is lobbying Washington to scrap the ethanol mandate urgently because refiners can’t keep up with the costs of…

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