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2009-01-28 13:50:54

Study highlights problems linked to converting crops into biofuels Taking up valuable land and growing edible crops for biofuels poses a dilemma: Is it ethical to produce inefficient renewable energies at the expense of an already malnourished population? David Pimentel and his colleagues from Cornell University in New York highlight the problems linked to converting a variety of crops into biofuels. Not only are these renewable energies inefficient, they are also economically and...

2009-01-23 11:44:09

A U.S. senator said Friday the first federal loan guarantee for a cellulosic ethanol plant was a signal that non-corn ethanol was becoming viable. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., called the guarantee approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a new cellulosic plant in Georgia an effective way for Washington to help ethanol technology evolve. The science exists to make biofuels from diverse feedstocks such as specialty energy crops, municipal waste and residue from agriculture and...

2009-01-15 09:53:07

Global yields of most biofuels crops, including corn, rapeseed and wheat, have been overestimated by 100 to 150 percent or more, suggesting many countries need to reset their expectations of agricultural biofuels to a more realistic level.That's according to a study led by Matt Johnston and Tracey Holloway of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Jon Foley of University of Minnesota, which drew on actual agricultural data from nearly 240 countries...

2009-01-09 07:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEIX), the leading West Coast-based marketer and producer of ethanol, announced today its intention to temporarily suspend operations at its 40 million gallon per year ethanol facility located in Madera, CA. Extended unfavorable market conditions for producing ethanol has prompted Pacific Ethanol to suspend operations beginning January 12th. The company, through its wholly-owned ethanol marketing arm,...

2008-12-11 09:40:25

The best ways to improve energy security, mitigate global warming and reduce the number of deaths caused by air pollution are blowing in the wind and rippling in the water, not growing on prairies or glowing inside nuclear power plants, says Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford.And "clean coal," which involves capturing carbon emissions and sequestering them in the earth, is not clean at all, he asserts.Jacobson has conducted the first quantitative,...

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2008-12-06 14:50:00

Analysts said that weekly profit margins for U.S. ethanol distillers fell a few cents a gallon to even grimmer levels as gasoline prices plummeted."It's all a function of demand. Global demand for oil and gasoline is down and that has put downward pressure on ethanol," Cory Garcia, a senior researcher at Raymond James & Associates in Houston, said.U.S. distillers were making an average of 10 to 15 cents per gallon for the week ending Thursday.Ethanol, in the Midwest, was $1.49 a gallon,...

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2008-12-03 08:37:16

Converting forests or fields to biofuel crops can increase or decrease greenhouse gas emissions, depending on where "“ and which "“ biofuel crops are used, University of Illinois researchers report this month. The researchers analyzed data from dozens of studies to determine how planting new biofuel crops can influence the carbon content of the soil. Their findings appear this month in the journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy. Plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon...

2008-11-13 09:00:31

BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTC BB:BFRE.OB), a company changing the world's transportation fuel paradigm through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has been invited to present at the Cellulosic Ethanol Summit at the Westin Colonnade Hotel in Coral Gables, FL, November 17 - 19, 2008. On November 18, at 2:00 p.m., BlueFire Ethanol Chairman and CEO Arnold Klann will participate in a Non-Enzymatic Biorefinery Developer Briefing in which a panel of developers will...

2008-11-13 09:00:31

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Investor-owned Ethanol Grain Processors (Rives, Tennessee), a subsidiary of Green Plains Renewable Energy Incorporated (NASDAQ:GPRE) (Omaha, Nebraska), has performed the ceremonial "first grind" this past weekend to start ethanol production at a new plant in Rives. The ethanol produced at the plant will be marketed by Aventine Renewable Energy (NYSE:AVR) (Pekin, Illinois) and the distillers grains by CHS Incorporated (Inver Grove...

2008-11-10 18:00:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency must accurately account for global warming emissions from biofuels when implementing the new renewable fuel standard, leading environmental and science groups said in a letter they sent today to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. In last year's energy bill, Congress explicitly required the EPA to accurately measure global warming emissions from renewable fuels based on their entire lifecycle, from...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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