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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,...

2009-05-20 09:00:00

Plant enables City of Edmonton to increase its waste diversion rate from 60 to 90% and to produce an alternative transportation fuel MONTREAL, May 20 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels technology company, today announced that Enerkem GreenField Alberta Biofuels (EGAB) has successfully completed the necessary environmental regulatory process and has been granted a permit to commence construction of a commercial facility to produce biofuels and green chemicals from sorted...

2009-05-20 06:55:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF), ("NGB") today announced that it has signed a biofuel sales contract with the Tri Gas and Oil Co Inc of Federalsburg, Maryland, ("Tri Gas and Oil") to market and distribute NGB biofuel. Under terms of the contract, Tri Gas and Oil will endeavor to sell up to 1 million gallons in the first year of a three-year contract. Building on recent sales successes of...

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...

2009-05-08 09:30:00

UC Merced Professor Elliott Campbel lead author in study published in ScienceConcerns over petroleum gas prices and long-term effects of greenhouse gas emissions on the environment have prompted scientists to look for alternative renewable energy sources for transportation use. One of the questions at hand is determining what that preferred technology should be.Scientists are examining biomass "“ plant matter that's grown and used to generate energy "“ as a potential power source....

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...

2009-05-05 16:50:30

Connecticut scientists have focused on algae from Long Island Sound in their quest for native environmentally friendly biofuels. The Hartford Courant reported Tuesday researchers at the University of New Haven have joined universities and private enterprises in the nationwide race to find cost-effective biofuel sources. We're trying to find the Connecticut feedstock, said Carmella Cuomo, the university's associate professor heading the team of algae researchers. The university hopes by...

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2009-05-05 11:04:55

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced plans Tuesday to provide nearly $800 million in biofuels research and commercialization funding. The money is designed to stimulate research leading to the increased use of domestic renewable fuels. Chu said his department plans to provide $786.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to, among other things, provide additional support for commercial-scale biorefinery demonstration projects. Developing the next...


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