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2009-02-24 11:40:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, launched Accellerase(R) 1500, the next generation of its cellulosic ethanol enzyme product. Genencor introduced the product at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 2009 National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio, TX. Accellerase(R) 1500 is another significant step toward commercialization of biofuels and other biochemicals made from cellulosic feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and bioenergy crops....

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2009-02-14 07:10:00

A conference on second generation biofuels organized by German commodity analysts F.O. Licht heard on Friday that new-generation biofuels will come from a wide range of sources and no single feedstock may dominate, Reuters reported. Cornhusks, grasses and algae, jatropha oilseeds, tree bark and twigs were just some of the non-food plants and crops mentioned at the conference as possibilities for use in future biofuels. Food sources such as corn, sugar and vegetable oils are the standard first...

2009-02-11 09:14:38

An in-depth study by Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors Corp. has found that plant and forestry waste and dedicated energy crops could sustainably replace nearly a third of gasoline use by the year 2030.The goal of the "90-Billion Gallon Biofuel Deployment Study" was to assess whether and how a large volume of cellulosic biofuel could be sustainably produced, assuming technical and scientific progress continues at expected rates. The study was conducted over a period of nine...

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 07:00:00

- Large-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Florida to serve as model for future plants - - "Farm to Fuel" grant provides State support to project - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a pioneer in the development of next-generation cellulosic ethanol and high-performance specialty enzymes, today announced plans to build its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Highlands County, Florida. The Company has entered into...

2008-12-02 07:30:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC) today announced the Company is cultivating a new fast-growing hybrid grass to be used for production of cellulosic ethanol, methanol, biocrude and green gasoline. VIASPACE is taking a leadership position in the development of feedstock for sustainable biofuels, targeting the growing $25 billion global biofuels market. The Company is working to develop supply contracts with companies in China and...

2008-10-02 18:00:26

By ANDREW FORGRAVE Rural Affairs Editor PRACTICAL ways of tackling spiralling farm energy costs come under the spotlight in a new programme launched this month. Menter a Busnes is organising a series of on-farm demonstration events across Wales aimed at both the farming and forestry sectors. The initiative, delivered on behalf of Farming Connect, involves 12 "Strategic Information Events" which examine the big issues affecting Welsh farming. The first round of events, "Farm Energy...

2008-09-24 12:00:32

BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils has reached a key milestone in its efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for Montana farmers. The company received approval from the Center for Veterinary Medicine, a department of the Federal Drug Administration, for the use of camelina meal in the diets of feedlot beef cattle and growing swine up to 2 percent of the weight of the total ration. Camelina meal is a by-product of camelina oil extraction....

2008-09-21 03:00:26

By Anonymous Sustainable production of bioenergy is in the spotlight. It is estimated that one billion tons of biomass are needed to replace 30 percent of current annual petroleum consumption in the United States alone. Meeting the global challenges to reduce dependence on fossil fuels requires the expertise of AS ABE's agricultural and biological engineers. Tons of biomass must be collected, stored, transported, and processed in a timely and economical fashion into competitively priced...

2008-09-21 03:00:26

By Buchanan, Gale A Dunn, Joseph A; Fischer, James R; Johnson, Stanley R; Finnell, Janine A Opportunities to increase biofuels This feature on biomass feedstocks is the first in a series of four examining biomass energy. With increasing concerns over dwindling reserves and unstable supplies of petroleum coupled with climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels, the search is on for cleaner energy. Biomass is a solar energy resource with the potential to be a significant...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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