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2011-05-25 14:00:00

SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Northwest has the diverse feedstocks, fuel-delivery infrastructure and political will needed to create a viable biofuels industry capable of reducing greenhouse gases and meeting the future fuel demands of the aviation industry. Creating an aviation biofuels industry, however, will depend upon securing early government policy support to prioritize the aviation industry in U.S. biofuel development. That's the conclusion announced today in...

2011-04-26 13:50:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here (visual aspects will be added on April 27(th) 2011): http://smr.newswire.ca/en/grain-farmers-of-ontario/food-vs-fuel-study GUELPH, ON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ - A new study released by the Grain Farmers of Ontario should put an end to the ongoing debate of whether the grain we grow should be used for food or fuel. We can and should do both. The abundance of grain grown by farmers around the world and here in Ontario can both protect...

2011-04-13 19:46:36

Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are particularly weak when it comes to protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding human rights violations in developing countries. They also include few incentives for the development of new biofuel technologies that could help avoid these...

2011-03-30 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement from Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), follows remarks made by President Barack Obama today in Washington on strengthening our nation's energy security and continued investment in clean energy alternatives: "I am hopeful the energy security blueprint the President unveiled today will keep America on track with his earlier challenge to our nation and to Washington of meeting...

2010-12-09 08:21:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The development of biofuels has increased exponentially over the past decade, and will continue to do so as many countries seek to move away from dependence on fossil fuels. However, increasing use of biofuels raises serious questions about changing land use - and policymakers have found it hard to keep pace with the issues involved. A new paper, Biofuels and Land Use Change: A Science and Policy Review, prepared by science and agriculture...

2010-12-03 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to an ethanol proposal floated by Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the Finance Committee. The draft legislation would cut the U.S. ethanol subsidy (known as VEETC or the blenders' tax credit) from 45-cents per gallon to 36-cents per gallon, but extend the tariff on imported ethanol at its current rate of 54-cents per gallon -- doubling the effective trade...

2010-10-21 16:52:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) Vice President, Environment and Aviation Policy, Billy M Glover, issued the following statement in the wake of today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Aviation Administration that the two agencies have agreed to work together to bring sustainable biofuels into production for the aviation industry. "Today's announcement is welcome news for the commercial aviation industry, which sees sustainable biofuels...

2010-09-23 07:17:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite recent challenges of financing and debate about overall greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits, global biofuels demand is still projected to grow by an impressive 133% by 2020 - primarily by government policies and market mandates. However, given the current state of the market, biofuels supply will be short by more than 32 billion liters (8.5 billion gallons) over the same period. These are the results of Hart's newly released annual Global Biofuels...

2010-06-03 08:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") and Regent Trend Investment Ltd. (soon to be Milestone Biofuels Limited ("Milestone") announced an amendment to their non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated March 12, 2010 that extends the due diligence period an additional 90 days to more fully explore the opportunities available for both parties. The MOU contemplates a...

2010-05-25 12:35:00

BLAIRSTOWN, Iowa, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a converted corn ethanol plant 25 minutes from Cedar Rapids, four-story tanks of renewable fuel are quietly bubbling away ready for conversion into fuel-grade ethanol later this week. What makes this fuel special is its main ingredient: instead of corn, Maryland-based Fiberight LLC, has found a way to turn one company's organic waste into valuable renewable fuel. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020701/IPLOGO ) (Logo:...