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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Four New Developments Leading Canada's Biofuel Revolution

Four New Developments Leading Canada's Biofuel Revolution

Jan 15, 2013 at 17:08 | Biofuels Digest

Strong biofuels flight results, advances in algae, new commitments in venture capital and revived interest from the Canadian Navy.Biofuels are off to a fast start in 2013 in…

5 Biofuel Trends to Watch Out for in 2013

5 Biofuel Trends to Watch Out for in 2013

Jan 07, 2013 at 17:00 | Biofuels Digest

Despite a relatively down year with respect to investment and production capacity expansion, the biofuels industry grew modestly in 2012, continuing a shift from first generation facilities to next generation,…

U.S. Military Biofuels Survives Republican Congressional Euthanasia Attempt

U.S. Military Biofuels Survives Republican Congressional Euthanasia Attempt

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:27 | John Daly

What a difference a month makes.During the heated U.S. presidential debate last month, Republicans lined up the U.S. military’s interest in renewable fuels in their gunsights, with both…

The EPA Cracks Down on Biofuel Subsidy Scams

The EPA Cracks Down on Biofuel Subsidy Scams

Dec 21, 2012 at 16:57 | Wolf Richter

Corporate subsidies, in an era of fiscal-cliff attacks on Social Security and Medicare, have dodged attention despite their magnitude and absurdity. Take the renewable-fuels subsidy ecosystem—and a train of tankers…

Unlocking the Secrets of Cellulose to Improve Biofuel Efficiency

Unlocking the Secrets of Cellulose to Improve Biofuel Efficiency

Dec 17, 2012 at 17:04 | Futurity

New research reveals how cells extrude cellulose—findings that could improve biofuel production and help better fight bacteria.Understanding the production and deposition of cellulose, the primary component of plants’…

Algal Biofuel is Currently Unsustainable, but Technology can Change That

Algal Biofuel is Currently Unsustainable, but Technology can Change That

Nov 09, 2012 at 17:31 | Futurity

“Algal biofuels are not quite ready for prime time,” says Joel Cuello, co-author of a new report evaluating the alternative fuel’s current drawbacks and its potential.Increasing the production…

New Pressure Cooking Technique Turns Algae to Crude Oil in a Minute

New Pressure Cooking Technique Turns Algae to Crude Oil in a Minute

Nov 01, 2012 at 19:07 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Michigan engineers lead by Phil Savage, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor and a professor of chemical engineering can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and…

Biofuels Company Teams Up with Enzyme Producer to Try and Kickstart Industry

Biofuels Company Teams Up with Enzyme Producer to Try and Kickstart Industry

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:00 | Environmental Finance

A next-generation biofuels producer has formed a strategic partnership with the world’s largest supplier of industrial enzymes in a move they hope will kickstart the sector’s growth.Novozymes has…

Petroleum Free Aviation: First Ever All-Biofuels Flight takes Place in Canada

Petroleum Free Aviation: First Ever All-Biofuels Flight takes Place in Canada

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:37 | Biofuels Digest

In California, Aemetis announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets the world’s first flight segment on 100% renewable, drop-in biofuel, conducted by the National Research Council of Canada using its Falcon 20…

Refining Wood: The Most Efficient Method for Producing Cellulosic Fuel

Refining Wood: The Most Efficient Method for Producing Cellulosic Fuel

Oct 26, 2012 at 17:29 | Brian Westenhaus

The Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) has a very different take on using wood.  Refine it into the main component parts similar to what is done with crude oil.

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