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2012-07-12 10:37:29

Scientists are reporting new evidence that a white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves — rather than corn itself — to produce ethanol to extend supplies of gasoline. Their study on using the fungus to break down the tough cellulose and related material in this so-called "corn stover" to free up sugars for ethanol fermentation appears in the ACS' journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Yebo Li and colleagues...

2012-07-11 05:40:34

A new biofuel production process created by Michigan State University researchers produces energy more than 20 times higher than existing methods. The results, published in the current issue of Environmental Science and Technology, showcase a novel way to use microbes to produce biofuel and hydrogen, all while consuming agricultural wastes. Gemma Reguera, MSU microbiologist, has developed bioelectrochemical systems known as microbial electrolysis cells, or MECs, using bacteria to...

2012-07-10 06:23:03

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) submitted a letter in response to today's hearing by the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the challenges and opportunities of alternative fuels and vehicles. In the letter, AFPM President Charles T. Drevna states: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) "Free markets, not mandates, should and can drive sensible integration of alternative fuels into...

2012-07-05 14:21:35

LUXEMBOURG, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecoagro S.A. (NYSE: AGRO), one of the leading agricultural companies in South America, announced today that its sugar, ethanol and energy production cluster in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, has been certified under the Bonsucro Production Standard. Angelica is the first mill in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and the sixteenth worldwide to achieve the Bonsucro certification. Over 33 thousand hectares of sugarcane plantations were audited in the...

Alcohol Can Enhance Social Bonding Skills
2012-07-01 10:09:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When consumed at a party or other social gathering, moderate amounts of alcohol could enhance a person's positive emotions and social bonding skills while relieving feelings of negativity, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have discovered in a new study. While previous research on the impact of alcohol on an individual's emotional state have focused on drinking in isolation, the researchers say that their new paper,...

2012-06-26 02:22:14

WILMINGTON, Del., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, the leading global biobutanol technology company, announced that its Early Adopters Group (EAG) has expanded with the addition of Big River Resources, bringing ethanol capacity of the collective EAG to nearly 900 million gallons a year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/MM50763LOGO) "Big River Resources are a large and high quality operation and we are delighted by their interest in Butamax" said...

2012-06-25 06:28:15

BETHESDA, Md., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also decreases inhibitions--which can lead to tragic consequences on the water, on the road, and in the great outdoors. In fact, research...

2012-06-18 06:24:24

NORWALK, Conn., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MOAB Oil, a market leader in physical oil and refined products brokerage, market information and commentary, today announced the appointment of a full-service natural gas broking team. The four members are based in Norwalk and provide OTC brokerage services for natural gas derivatives contracts. The group is comprised of Eric Anderson, Derek Grijns, Matt Handler and Alejandro Turullols, who have over 50 years of combined OTC brokerage...

2012-06-18 02:21:06

WILMINGTON, Del., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, the leading global biobutanol technology development company, today announced that the Fagen owned facility Platinum Ethanol LLC of Arthur, Iowa and three other facilities have joined the Butamax Early Adopters Group, indicating their interest in biobutanol production. The three additional facilities are Little Sioux Corn Processors of Marcus, Iowa; Granite Falls Energy LLC of Granite Falls, Minnesota; and...

2012-06-13 06:21:16

SHAKOPEE, Minn., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From small-town mayors to President Obama, there is one thing on the minds of all elected officials: putting more Americans back to work. And while recent unemployment numbers have been less than encouraging, the U.S. ethanol industry is bringing more and more jobs to rural America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/CL23597LOGO) "There's no doubt that ethanol has helped diversify the market for U.S. corn," says John Mages,...