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Corn-Based Biofuel Production Could Generate More CO2 Than

Corn-Based Biofuel Production Could Generate More CO2 Than Gasoline

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Research published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change is calling into question whether or not corn crop residue can be used to meet US government mandates to increase the...

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2014-04-22 20:20:30

Avianca/Byogy Team to perform advanced Flight Testing using the CFM-56 powered A.319 to acquire test data, support Environmental Impact Study, and lead ASTM Specification adoption of Byogy's ATJ full replacement renewable jet fuel. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to deliver price competitive, 100% replacement biofuels, Byogy Renewables and airline partner Avianca Brasil have launched a significant initiative to support advanced testing to...

2014-04-22 08:26:49

- Waste coal from old mining operations serves as fuel for power station RICHMOND, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since beginning commercial operation in July 2012, Dominion Virginia Power's Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal, following through on a commitment to help clean environmental hot spots that dot the coalfields of Southwest Virginia. The waste coal, also called "gob," is piled along miles of streams...

2014-04-22 08:24:57

WALNUT, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that Mesquite Lake Water and Power LLC has planted a 22 acre nursery of Giant King Grass in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. More than 2,200 acres of Giant King Grass can be produced from this nursery as early as September 2014. Previously VIASPACE reported that it had signed a contract with Mesquite Lake Water and Power to provide Giant King Grass for an 18 MW biomass power plant...

2014-04-21 16:22:16

Oakbio reveals ongoing n-Butanol and biofuels program in public announcement of their grant award for "Conversion of industrial CO2 emissions into biofuels and chemicals" SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) of Alberta, Canada announced today that it has awarded a $500,000 grant to Oakbio, a Sunnyvale, CA-based cleantech company, and The Ohio State University for their proposal submission, "Conversion of...

2014-04-17 08:24:09

RENO, Nevada, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Minerals Ltd. (OTC: DSCR) has agreed to form a Joint Venture (JV) partnership with Bio-fuel Technology company Syngar Technologies, Inc. (SGI) of Alberta, Canada. The Joint Venture will authorize use of Syngar's synthesis technology for applications within the Industrial Hemp sector. The result is a sustainable approach toward the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp. The JV partnership will also have...

2014-04-16 12:23:28

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Energy announced it has signed agreements to build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, California. The 2-megawatt plant will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar - a solid carbon byproduct that is used as a soil conditioner and filter media. The plant will be the first to use forest-based fuel in California. The Lake Tahoe project...

2014-04-15 16:22:17

The Company's project to convert carbon from industrial CO(2) into chemicals was selected from 344 submissions, representing 37 countries on 6 continents MONTREAL, April 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, is proud to announce that its R&D project to convert carbon from industrial waste CO(2) and natural gas into chemicals, such as propanol, propionic acid and acrylic acid, has been selected as a finalist in the...

Tracking Movement Of Sugar In Plants
2014-04-09 12:22:18

By Karen McNulty Walsh, Brookhaven National Laboratory A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, overturns a long-held theory in plant science. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory who are co-authors on this paper conducted critical radiotracer studies that support the new theory that plant sugars play a dominant role in regulating branching at...

2014-04-08 23:03:03

An article featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management reports on the results of field tests on the fertile “PowerCrane” line of giant miscanthus. A sterile hybrid, the giant miscanthus is a promising bioenergy crop. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Cultivation of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source. A sterile hybrid, giant miscanthus, is a promising bioenergy crop that, unfortunately, carries a high establishment...

2014-04-07 08:23:16

WALNUT, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that VIASPACE and its Nicaraguan partners are forming a company in Nicaragua to own and operate the Giant King Grass plantation and co-located 12 MW power plant. The company is named "Energia Reino Verde" or in English "Green Kingdom Energy". At the International Biomass Conference held in Orlando, Florida March 24-26, 2014, VIASPACE CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, reported progress on the Nicaragua...