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2011-07-13 11:58:25

Growing perennial grasses on the least productive farmland now used for corn ethanol production in the U.S. would result in higher overall corn yields, more ethanol output per acre and better groundwater quality, researchers report in a new study. The switch would also slash emissions of two potent greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. The study used a computer model of plant growth and soil chemistry to compare the ecological effects of growing corn (Zea mays L.); miscanthus...

2011-07-06 08:05:00

VISALIA, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EdeniQ, Inc. and IKA® Works, Inc., a Delaware corporation and subsidiary of the German firm IKA® Werke GmbH Co. KG announced today their mutually exclusive global agreement for the supply of biomass mixing and milling technology for the biofuels and biochemical markets and for ongoing development of biomass milling process technologies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110614/SF19106LOGO After...

2011-06-14 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's 40-59 vote against proceeding with consideration of an amendment offered by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff created in 1980. This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA's Representative in North America. Though we are...

2011-04-21 16:25:00

MODESTO, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Food and Commercial Workers Union 8 has joined 21 agricultural and business organizations in supporting Assembly Bill 523 (Valadao) which would end state subsidies for the production of corn-based ethanol. UFCW President Jacques Lovell wrote, "As the legislature works to bridge a crippling budget deficit, and California's working families continue to struggle with cuts to vital state services and the ongoing economic...

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2011-04-14 11:03:21

Choosing optimal growing locations limits algal biofuel's water use High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. But growing algae "” or any other biofuel source "” can require a lot of water. However, a new study shows that being smart about where we grow algae can drastically reduce how much water is needed for algal biofuel. Growing algae for biofuel, while being...

2011-03-23 07:06:00

VISALIA, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Logos Technologies®, Inc. and EdeniQ, Inc., announced U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approval to fully fund $20.5 million in federal cost share under DOE's Integrated Biorefinery Program to construct a Corn-to-Cellulosic Migration (CCM)((TM)) pilot plant at EdeniQ's headquarters in Visalia, California. In December 2009, DOE selected Logos and EdeniQ to receive, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a $20.5...

2011-03-19 16:47:00

Published by Hoover Institute Press WASHINGTON, March 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this in-depth, fact-based evaluation, Ken G. Glozer provides a detailed political history of how the United States ended up with current federal corn ethanol policy. Part I relates the significant external events that have driven the politics that in turn have driven the policy since 1977. He answers important questions about when the policy started, how it evolved, what were the major political...

2011-02-16 16:54:14

A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030. A team of researchers led by Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois, shows that between 600 and 900 million metric tons of biomass could be produced in 2030 at a price of $140 per metric ton (in 2007 dollars) while still meeting demand for...

2010-12-17 15:20:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TetraVitae Bioscience announced today that it has completed a successful demonstration of its process to produce renewable n-butanol in a corn dry-mill pilot plant. The demonstration is a major milestone in creating economically competitive renewable n-butanol for the coatings, plastics, personal care, and packaging industries. "With this achievement, TetraVitae has shown that producing renewable n-butanol in a commercial scale corn dry-mill will be a...

2010-12-15 15:51:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following today's U.S. Senate decision (81-19) to approve an US$858 billion bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two years - a bill that maintains ethanol subsidies and a US$0.54 per gallon tariff on imported ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is issuing the following statement. All remarks should be attributed to UNICA President Marcos Jank. "Despite calls from across the country - including nearly 100 newspaper...


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