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2009-03-16 07:00:00

BRUSSELS, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At World Biofuels Markets (WBM) 09, the scene last year of mass protests against corn and soy based biofuels, PetroAlgae (OTC Bulletin Board: PALG) will this year help demonstrate the near-term commercial viability of algae-based biofuel. In contrast with corn and soy, algae does not compete with the food supply, actually consumes C02 (2.2 times its own weight), leaves no toxic waste during the harvesting process, is essentially carbon neutral and...

2009-03-04 07:00:00

Florida Facility Shows Company is Ready to Scale Proven Technology and Engineering Process ALAMEDA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Biofuels, Inc. today announces that it has successfully operated a pilot plant in Florida for 18 months. The biodiesel produced from the Aurora Biofuels pilot facility has successfully passed ASTM standards, and the consistency of fuel production over the trial period marks a success in perfecting the company's chosen pathway of low-cost open pond...

2009-02-23 07:00:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF), today announced that it is supplying Delta Chemical Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland, with its renewable biofuel in an evaluation program at Delta Chemical's Baltimore facility. "Delta Chemical Corporation has taken a proactive approach to renewable and sustainable energy and we are delighted to be working with them on this evaluation program," said New...

2009-02-19 08:25:28

A U.S. researcher is warning the boom in the production of biofuels might lead tropical farmers to destroy rainforests to plant biofuel crops. Holly Gibbs, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, said policies favoring biofuel crop production might actually contribute to, not slow, the process of climate change. If we run our cars on biofuels produced in the tropics, chances will be good that we are effectively burning rainforests in our gas...

2009-02-18 07:00:00

Plant to Be Commissioned in Coming Weeks LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 18 PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("New Generation Biofuels" or the "Company"), a development stage renewable fuels provider, today announced that construction of the Company's first commercial-scale facility in Baltimore, Maryland has reached substantial completion, and operations are expected to commence within the next few weeks. New Generation Biofuels' Baltimore facility...

2009-02-14 11:30:47

Including native perennials in biofuel crops could keep watersheds healthy Field work and computer simulations in Michigan and Wisconsin are helping biofuels researchers understand the basics of getting home-grown energy from the field to consumers. Preliminary results presented today suggest that incorporating native, perennial plants during biofuels production reduces emissions of greenhouse gases, improves water quality and enhances biodiversity. The results are part of an experimental...

2009-02-03 03:22:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- There is huge potential for biofuel production in sub-Saharan African countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Angola, provided there is a concerted effort from key stakeholders. The production of feedstock and the fuel itself would ultimately lead to socio-economic improvement and, with the correct implementation and management, the controversy about feedstock used for fuel vs. food can be resolved. (Logo:...

2009-01-30 16:41:49

Up to $25 million in funding for research and development of biofuels, bioenergy and biobased products is available from two U.S. departments. The projects are considered part of the Obama administration's investment to help strengthen our economy and address the climate crisis, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Friday in a news release. A robust biofuels industry focused on the next generation of biofuels is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing our addiction to foreign oil...

2009-01-28 23:58:00

SINGAPORE, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- While Australia was one of the pioneers in biofuel production in the Asia Pacific region, the early promise has dissolved under pressure from an unfavorable tax regime and rising feedstock prices over the past two years. The production of biodiesel has been largely uneconomic during this period with high feedstock prices and unfavorable changes to the fuel tax regime. Limited uptake from major oil companies has further jeopardized market prospects over the...

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2009-01-28 13:50:54

Study highlights problems linked to converting crops into biofuels Taking up valuable land and growing edible crops for biofuels poses a dilemma: Is it ethical to produce inefficient renewable energies at the expense of an already malnourished population? David Pimentel and his colleagues from Cornell University in New York highlight the problems linked to converting a variety of crops into biofuels. Not only are these renewable energies inefficient, they are also economically and...


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