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2009-07-13 08:00:00

SEATTLE, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, an airline-led industry working group, today announced that several leading air carriers have been accepted as members to the group. Existing members welcome the new group members Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, TUIfly and Virgin Blue. Current airline members include Air France, Air New Zealand, ANA (All Nippon Airways), Cargolux, Gulf Air, Japan...

2009-07-09 07:30:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF), a renewable fuels provider, today announced that Cleaver-Brooks, the leading manufacturer of industrial and commercial boilers, has successfully conducted a series of test burns of New Generation Biofuels' proprietary biofuel in an NTI Ultra Low NOx burner. Taking place at the Cleaver-Brooks Milwaukee R&D laboratory, the tests verified the biofuel as a compatible fuel source for...

2009-06-23 11:28:00

Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive, Royal Dutch Shell plc HOUSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- We stand at the early dawn of a new energy future. It will be powered by alternative energy and cleaner fossil fuels. If governments adopt the right rules and incentives, by the middle of this century renewable sources will provide nearly 30% of the world's energy. Society will be on the road toward sustainable mobility. The world's highways will rumble and whir with vehicles powered by all manner of...

2009-06-22 07:00:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), an Autonomous Institution of the Government of Costa Rica. Under the terms of the letter of intent, ICE will evaluate NGBF's biofuels, leading ultimately to the potential licensing of NGBF technology and to the construction of its own biofuel production...

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2009-06-18 11:52:11

Scientists warn the United States must be careful that its biofuel development takes into account potential damage to the nation's water resources. The ongoing, rapid growth in biofuels production could have far-reaching environmental and economic repercussions, and it will likely highlight the interdependence and growing tension between energy and water security, said Rice University researchers in a report titled The Water Footprint of Biofuels: A Drink or Drive Issue? The report, written...

2009-06-11 08:05:00

Industry Group Addresses Environmental, Economic Benefits of Algae Fuel Processes WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the algae biofuel industry will meet on Capitol Hill today to brief congressional legislators on sector-wide technology and production advancements allowing for commercially-viable fuels, and advocate for continued federal support to help see the technology to maturity. Algae-based biofuel has captured widespread interest for its ability to deliver significantly...

2009-06-01 23:32:16

Eliminating 10 percent of current gasoline pollutant emissions would have a substantial beneficial impact on U.S. human health, researchers said. The University of California Berkeley researchers developed a Life Cycle Impact Assessment to measure the benefits on human health that might result from a switch to biofuels. While the successful deployment of biofuels requires research to overcome technical barriers, there are other barriers that can often impose constraints more challenging than...

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2009-05-29 08:35:30

President Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Steve Chu are consistent in their message that when it comes to transportation fuels, carbon-neutral biofuels as an alternative to gasoline are coming. While the focus of a shift from gasoline to biofuels has been on global warming, such a shift could also impact human health. A grant from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) has produced a novel and comprehensive "Life Cycle Impact Assessment" to measure the benefits on human health that might...

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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...

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2009-05-22 13:40:00

The US biofuel industry is voicing opposition against a provision developed by environmental regulators that would hold it responsible for greenhouse gas emissions from crops overseas. The EPA has proposed a plan to compare the levels of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels to those generated from petroleum. The proposal would include the effects of land clearing required to cultivate crops for alternative fuels in its comparison. The provision would be damaging to the biofuel industry,...