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2014-03-11 12:22:11

HOUSTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has announced the launch of the "2012/2013 Argus DeWitt Benzene Annual". The annual publication provides a comprehensive overview of global supply and demand fundamentals, trade patterns and balances for benzene and key derivatives. The past year has seen record benzene prices amid extreme price volatility owing to the lack of benzene feedstocks. The 2012/2013 Argus DeWitt Benzene Annual places...

2014-03-11 12:22:09

In response to proposed updates to the California Air Resources Board's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Leticia Phillips, North America Representative for the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym "UNICA"), issued the following statement: WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazilian sugarcane producers applaud the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for once again declaring that sugarcane ethanol is one of the most environmentally friendly biofuels...

2014-03-06 23:30:33

“It’s not the greatest thing since sliced bread; but at least there’s dough in the machine,” said Advanced Biofuels USA’s vehicle emissions expert, Robert Kozak upon reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 vehicle emissions standards rules released this morning. (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 “It’s not the greatest thing since sliced bread; but at least there’s dough in the machine,” said Advanced Biofuels USA’s vehicle emissions expert, Robert Kozak upon...

2014-03-04 04:20:15

AURORA, Ill., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who have been waiting throughout this extreme winter for signs of spring, the slow but steady climb of gas prices as March begins is one of the first indicators. Gas price averages started the year off relatively low due to less driving and decreased demand, but prices are starting to rise as many refineries begin seasonal maintenance. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $3.70 and $3.61 respectively for a gallon...

2014-02-27 23:36:48

Arisdyne Systems' proprietary process has increased ethanol yield by over 3% at Illinois Corn Processing plant. The testing at ICP helped Arisdyne reach a major milestone of 1 billion gallons of cumulative production using Arisdyne’s CFC™ technology in ethanol production plants. Pekin, IL (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Tests of the Arisdyne Systems, Inc. controlled flow cavitation process (CFC™) verified that the proprietary process has increased ethanol yield by over 3%. The...

2014-02-26 23:32:21

Changing the way the world looks at the source of hydrocarbons for biofuels and sustainable green chemicals, Endophytics LLC announces a new technology platform in Bozeman, Montana that is receiving attention from many throughout the industry. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Endophytics, LLC recently announced their fungal biotechnology platform at the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference in Helena, MT. The technology is capable of producing a myriad of advanced biofuels and...

2014-02-25 14:06:09

A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production. These are only the first steps in a bigger initiative that will turn sugarcane and sorghum – two of the most productive crop plants known – into even more productive, oil-generating plants. The team will present its latest findings Tuesday (Feb. 25) at the U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E...

2014-02-21 12:20:25

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation was on hand this week in Orlando, Fla., to support the Renewable Fuels Association's 19(th) annual National Ethanol Conference and to keep shipper awareness high of the company's transportation capabilities in this important market. "Even before The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, CSX has been actively supporting the ethanol industry and working with our customers and their receivers to ensure safe,...

2014-02-20 08:24:11

--OPEI's consumer protection campaign hitting major retailer store aisles, catalogs and circulars this spring; independent dealers continue support of industry educational program-- ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers head to retail stores this spring to purchase mowers, chain saws, generators, blowers, trimmers, power washers, and a host of other small engine equipment, they will see an important ethanol fuel message from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute...

Solar-induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Converts Biomass To Electricity
2014-02-18 14:10:31

John Toon - Georgia Institute of Technology Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric materials. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst...


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