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2009-10-01 14:05:00

Enerkem's future biofuels plant will supply green energy to Strathcona county MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels and green chemicals technology company, today participated in the announcement of a community energy initiative that will heat a Strathcona County neighbourhood, using the residual heat and synthetic gas from its process employed at its Edmonton waste-to-biofuels plant. The project received grant funding in the form of $7.45 million from...

2009-10-01 13:29:37

Singaporean and Swiss scientists say using trash to produce biofuels might help solve the world's growing energy crisis and also reduce carbon emissions. The researchers said current biofuels produced from crops require an increase in crop production, which has its own severe environmental costs. However, second-generation biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol derived from processed urban waste, might offer dramatic emissions savings without the environmental catch. Our results suggest that...

2009-09-29 14:42:34

Waste-based biofuel could cut global emissions by over 80 percent Converting the trash that fills the world's landfills into biofuel may be the answer to both the growing energy crisis and to tackling carbon emissions, claim scientists in Singapore and Switzerland. New research published in Global Change Biology: Bioenergy, reveals how replacing gasoline with biofuel from processed waste could cut global carbon emissions by 80%. Biofuels produced from crops have proven controversial because...

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2009-07-08 06:12:55

European Union (EU) member nations decided on Tuesday to impose anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports from the United States, the AFP news agency reported citing an EU diplomat speaking on condition of anonymity. The duties, to be enacted by July 12, range from $32 to $57 (23 to 41 euros) per 160 pounds (100 kilograms), and would last for up to five years. The finance managers of all 27-member nations adopted the European Commission's proposal during a meeting in Brussels, the diplomat...

2009-06-24 14:04:45

Dramatic price fluctuations, increasing demand, the food vs. fuel debate, and other events of the past year may have food producers wondering which way is up.Despite these recent uncertainties, 'up' is precisely the direction an Iowa State researcher believes agriculture is headed for at least the next 10 years.Wally Huffman, professor in agricultural economics and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, predicts supply will go up, demand will go up, and...

2009-06-01 17:52:00

GBC Asked to Contribute to Implementation of Presidential Biofuels Directive WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In his effort to develop a national biofuels strategy to reduce America's dependence on imported oil, President Barack Obama invited the Governors' Biofuels Coalition to partner with key members of his Administration to achieve his vision for energy independence. In a May 27, 2009, letter to Coalition Chair Gov. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Vice Chair Gov. Chet Culver of Iowa,...

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2009-05-28 12:40:00

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the corn-based ethanol industry needs to remain viable until new types of biofuels can be commercialized as quickly as possible, Reuters reported. Obama wrote in a letter to a group of farm-state governors that he is committed to moving as quickly as possible to commercialize an array of emerging cellulosic technologies so that tomorrow's biofuels will be produced from sustainable biomass feedstocks and waste materials rather than corn. Ethanol...

2009-05-14 06:55:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that it has signed a renewable fuel sales contract with Baltimore-based Seaboard Asphalt Products Company ("Seaboard Asphalt"). A maker of premium-grade, asbestos-free asphalt and related products for over 60 years, Seaboard Asphalt Products is the first in its market sub-segment to choose New Generation Biofuels. Seaboard Asphalt Vice President...

2009-05-07 07:27:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that it has signed a contract with the City of Baltimore, Maryland,("the City") to provide its renewable biofuel in an evaluation program for boiler applications in the heart of Baltimore. This is the first time the City of Baltimore has evaluated a non fossil fuel in its industrial boilers. In this program, New Generation Biofuels will sell the...

2009-05-06 13:11:00

President Responds to Governors' Biofuels Coalition Recommendations WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recommendations from the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, President Barack Obama issued a presidential directive charging key members of his administration with shepherding the development of the U.S. biofuels industry. The directive creates the nation's first comprehensive biofuels market development program; coordinates infrastructure policies; and identifies policy options to...


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