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2008-06-18 00:00:26

THE GOVERNMENT has given the go-ahead to the building of one of the UK's first "green" electricity generation stations on the banks of the River Humber. The 65MW biomass power station, at Stallingborough, which is 4km from the port of Immingham, will feed enough electricity into the National Grid to power 100,000 homes and create 75 permanent jobs. Planning permission has also been granted to build an additional biomass processing facility and biofuel refinery alongside the power...

2008-06-17 09:01:03

CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (OTCBB: CLTH) is pleased to announce a growing number of executive interviews being conducted with media regarding the key role CleanTech Biofuels' cellulosic ethanol technology can play to help alleviate US foreign dependency for oil by developing biofuels sourced from municipal solid waste. Aurora Venture Communications Group is now featuring an online webcast audio interview with Mr. Michael Kime, COO of CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., who also Co-Wrote and Co-Produced...

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2008-03-11 10:26:53

University of Maryland research that started with bacteria from the Chesapeake Bay has led to a process that may be able to convert large volumes of all kinds of plant products, from leftover brewer's mash to paper trash, into ethanol and other biofuel alternatives to gasoline. That process, developed by University of Maryland professors Steve Hutcheson and Ron Weiner, professors of cell biology and molecular genetics, is the foundation of their incubator company Zymetis, which was on view...

2006-08-30 15:42:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Biotechnology might be used to boost the energy output of crops used in making renewable fuels, a U.S. Agriculture Department advisory committee said on Wednesday, noting the sharp rise in demand for the fuels. The rapidly growing U.S. fuel ethanol industry has the capacity to distill 4.8 billion gallons of the motor fuel this year, mostly from corn (maize). Federal law sets a target of using 7.5 billion gallons (28.4 billion liters) of renewable fuels annually...

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2006-08-30 15:40:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Biotechnology might be used to boost the energy output of crops used in making renewable fuels, a U.S. Agriculture Department advisory committee said on Wednesday, noting the sharp rise in demand for the fuels. The rapidly growing U.S. fuel ethanol industry has the capacity to distill 4.8 billion gallons of the motor fuel this year, mostly from corn (maize). Federal law sets a target of using 7.5 billion gallons (28.4 billion liters) of renewable fuels annually by...

2006-04-27 06:40:25

By Nigel Hunt LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced measures to promote the production of electricity and heat from biomass on Thursday, including a capital grant scheme for "green" boilers and continuing support for energy crops. "There is enormous potential for biomass to generate renewable energy to help the environment and to provide another possible market for our farmers," farm minister Lord Bach said in a statement. Biomass, coming from forestry, energy crops and a variety of...

2006-01-26 16:13:55

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ethanol -- alcohol produced from corn or other plants -- is more energy-efficient than some experts had realized and it is time to start developing it as an alternative to fossil fuels, researchers said on Thursday. While some critics have said the push for ethanol is based on faulty science and mostly benefits the farm lobby, several reviews and commentaries published in Friday's issue of the journal Science...

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2006-01-27 00:10:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Ethanol -- alcohol produced from corn or other plants -- is more energy-efficient than some experts had realized and it is time to start developing it as an alternative to fossil fuels, researchers said on Thursday. While some critics have said the push for ethanol is based on faulty science and mostly benefits the farm lobby, several reviews and commentaries published in Friday's issue of the journal Science argue otherwise. "We...