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2010-05-24 10:00:00

Concerns Expressed About Treatment of Bioenergy Sources in U.S. House and Senate Climate/Energy Bills; Improper Accounting Could Lead to Large-Scale Destruction of Forests, Undercutting of Other Climate Change Gains. WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety of America's leading scientists today urged U.S. House and Senate leaders to make sure that any climate/energy bill or regulation accurately accounts for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when it comes to bioenergy, including...

2010-05-06 17:51:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In court papers filed yesterday, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) defended the State of California's right to lower the carbon footprint of transportation fuels used in that state. UNICA, the leading trade association for the Brazilian ethanol industry, filed an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief rebutting lawsuits filed against California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) by the petroleum, trucking and corn ethanol industries....

2010-04-21 11:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to newly introduced legislation from Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) extending subsidies to corn ethanol and the 54-cents per gallon tariff on imported ethanol - particularly sugarcane ethanol from Brazil - for five more years, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement. The statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, UNICA's Chief Representative in North America. Sugarcane...

2010-04-12 08:30:00

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Launches Education Campaign on Fuel's Benefits WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Earth Day approaches and Americans seek out environmentally friendly energy sources, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) today launched an expansive national awareness campaign to explain sugarcane ethanol's benefits. UNICA's education campaign will include a new website, SweeterAlternative.com, online, print and radio advertising, new research and...

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2010-03-25 13:15:00

Scientists in Wisconsin are reporting discovery of a way to lower the cost of converting wood, corn stalks and leaves, switch grass, and other non-food biomass materials into ethanol fuel. They described their process, which reduces amounts of costly enzymes needed to break down tough fibrous cellulose matter in biomass for fermentation into alcohol, today at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "We believe our finding will have a major impact on the economics of...

2010-03-25 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to newly introduced legislation from Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and John Shimkus (R-IL) extending subsidies to corn ethanol and the 54-cents per gallon tariff on imported ethanol - particularly sugarcane ethanol from Brazil - for five more years, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement. The statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, UNICA's Chief Representative in North America....

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2010-03-11 12:17:50

New economic analysis confirms that maize-based biofuel is unlikely to reduce global production of carbon dioxide In the March issue of BioScience, researchers present a sophisticated new analysis of the effects of boosting use of maize-derived ethanol on greenhouse gas emissions. The study, conducted by Thomas W. Hertel of Purdue University and five co-authors, focuses on how mandated increases in production of the biofuel in the United States will trigger land-use changes domestically and...

2010-01-06 12:27:02

Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy paper cites economic, environmental and logistical shortcomings The United States needs to fundamentally rethink its policy of promoting ethanol to diversify its energy sources and increase energy security, according to a new policy paper by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The paper, "Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy," questions the economic, environmental and logistical basis for the billions of...

2009-11-10 06:40:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BFRE), a company focused on changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has announced that the company's chief executive officer, Arnold Klann, will join industry leaders including Dr. Kristina M. Johnson Under Secretary for the Department of Energy, Bob Dinneen President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association and...

2009-11-05 06:48:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BFRE), a company focused on changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has received a $3.8 million reimbursement from the Department of Energy to be used for pre-construction activities for its second planned biorefinery, which will be located in Fulton, Mississippi. (Logo:...