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A nine-month study has found plant and forestry wastes and dedicated energy crops could replace nearly a third of U.S. gasoline use by 2030. The research conducted by the Sandia National Laboratories and the General Motors Corp.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
Converting forests or fields to biofuel crops can increase or decrease greenhouse gas emissions, depending on where â€“ and which â€“ biofuel crops are used, University of Illinois researchers report this month.
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